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Keep in mind: QC has CLASSROOM USE SEWING MACHINES that are FREE TO USE with any paid sewing- only class! (Please contact us for the fee to use the embroidery side of the machines) They are Husqvarna Viking Ruby Royales. If you're interested in using one of these machines for a class you are signed up for, please e-mail classes@iaquilts.com and let us know! Machine rental cannot be guaranteed without a reservation.

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Big Bright Star (LoneStar) Class

Is the Lone Star pattern on your list of things to learn? Here is your chance to experience a foolproof and accurate Lone Star. Quiltsmart has an engineered, preprinted product that makes piecing effortless and precise at the same time. Join us to learn the techniques for success while creating the Big Bight Star/Lone Star quilt. The quilt finished 58 x 58 but has directions to make it a twin or queen size if desired.

FitNice Friday

QC's monthly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

T-Shirt Quilt Class

Leave your sewing machines at home for this lecture/demo style class! Join us to learn how to prepare those precious pieces to become a quilt treasure. In this course, we will discuss stabilization products, cutting and sizing of T-shirt blocks. You will have time to practice this process, taking the first steps in making a t-shirt quilt. The instructor will also include tips and techniques to prepare unique items such as, football practice jerseys, soccer uniforms and many more. Bring 5-6 shirts for cutting and stabilizing during class. If you have special concerns t-shirts, you are welcome to bring them to class.

Mar 1
Machine Embroidery Club
Mar 1
Floriani Total Control Universe Help Group
Mar 2
World Piece Class

Classes


Big Bright Star (LoneStar) Class
- Feb 19, 2019 06:00 pm

Is the Lone Star pattern on your list of things to learn? Here is your chance to experience a foolproof and accurate Lone Star. Quiltsmart has an engineered, preprinted product that makes piecing effortless and precise at the same time. Join us to learn the techniques for success while creating the Big Bight Star/Lone Star quilt. The quilt finished 58 x 58 but has directions to make it a twin or queen size if desired.

Cost: $ 30.00
FitNice Friday
- Feb 22, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's monthly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
T-Shirt Quilt Class
- Feb 26, 2019 06:00 pm

Leave your sewing machines at home for this lecture/demo style class! Join us to learn how to prepare those precious pieces to become a quilt treasure. In this course, we will discuss stabilization products, cutting and sizing of T-shirt blocks. You will have time to practice this process, taking the first steps in making a t-shirt quilt. The instructor will also include tips and techniques to prepare unique items such as, football practice jerseys, soccer uniforms and many more. Bring 5-6 shirts for cutting and stabilizing during class. If you have special concerns t-shirts, you are welcome to bring them to class.

Cost: $ 25.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Mar 01, 2019 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
World Piece Class
- Mar 02, 2019 10:00 am

Join Kelly for her favorite quilt class that looks hard but it?s easy! Spend the day on Day I learning to make blocks, including her time-saving pressing technique (not in the pattern), and make a pair of opposite blocks. Experiment with fabric values and gain confidence combining fabrics to create a one-of-a-kind quilt or small topper/runner. Day II we?ll meet for the afternoon, focus will be on joining blocks, borders, and general Q&A. This class requires basic skills of rotary cutting, piecing an accurate ?? seam, and pressing. Precutting your ?striplets? is required prior to class, so we can start creating your masterpiece without delay!

Cost: $ 75.00
Spring Break Open Sew
- Mar 18, 2019 10:00 am

Spend your spring break at the QC! Sew during any of our open hours (10AM-5:30PM) Monday through Friday during the week of Ames and Iowa State spring break. Sewing machine rental is included or bring your own for the whole week (please inquire about embroidery machine rental prices). Have fun, meet some new friends, and get some projects done!

Cost: $ 15.00
Spring Break Open Sew
- Mar 19, 2019 10:00 am

Spend your spring break at the QC! Sew during any of our open hours (10AM-5:30PM) Monday through Friday during the week of Ames and Iowa State spring break. Sewing machine rental is included or bring your own for the whole week (please inquire about embroidery machine rental prices). Have fun, meet some new friends, and get some projects done!

Cost: $ 15.00
Spring Break Open Sew
- Mar 20, 2019 10:00 am

Spend your spring break at the QC! Sew during any of our open hours (10AM-5:30PM) Monday through Friday during the week of Ames and Iowa State spring break. Sewing machine rental is included or bring your own for the whole week (please inquire about embroidery machine rental prices). Have fun, meet some new friends, and get some projects done!

Cost: $ 15.00
Spring Break Open Sew
- Mar 21, 2019 10:00 am

Spend your spring break at the QC! Sew during any of our open hours (10AM-5:30PM) Monday through Friday during the week of Ames and Iowa State spring break. Sewing machine rental is included or bring your own for the whole week (please inquire about embroidery machine rental prices). Have fun, meet some new friends, and get some projects done!

Cost: $ 15.00
Spring Break Open Sew
- Mar 22, 2019 10:00 am

Spend your spring break at the QC! Sew during any of our open hours (10AM-5:30PM) Monday through Friday during the week of Ames and Iowa State spring break. Sewing machine rental is included or bring your own for the whole week (please inquire about embroidery machine rental prices). Have fun, meet some new friends, and get some projects done!

Cost: $ 15.00
Sew N Sew Saturday Workshop
- Mar 23, 2019 10:00 am

A monthly retreat-style workshop from 10AM to 4PM. Bring a project or two and ask for help if you need it, or just relax and sew with some new friends! You can spend the day any way you choose. Advance sign-up required.

Cost: $ 20.00
Wonky 9 Patch Quilt
- Mar 25, 2019 06:00 pm

There are times when you just want to let loose and create a whimsical quilt. A set of 10 inch pre-cut square can be the perfect place to start. Whether you start with pre-cuts or cut your own, bring those 10 inch squares to class and let?s begin! Scrappy and fun the Wonky Nine Patch technique is easy to learn and even more fun to sew.

Cost: $ 30.00
Log Cabin Construction Class
- Mar 26, 2019 06:00 pm

If you've never made a log cabin quilt and are curious or intimidated, this class is for you! It's a simple process and there are several design alternatives such as courthouse steps, half-log cabin, rounded log cabin, etc. Take the mystery out of this easy piecing process!

Cost: $ 30.00
Attend this BRAND NEW Kimberbell Designs Certified Shop Exclusive Event! Projects will be released February 15th. Sign up before then and get a BONUS coupon to spend at the event!

Cost: $ 179.00
Beginning Quilting Class
- Apr 04, 2019 06:00 pm

Don’t know where to start learning to quilt? This class is where you want to be! We start with fabric selection, move to preparation, cutting, piecing and machine settings, pressing, matching seams, borders, and finishing your quilt. We’ll be constructing a Disappearing 9-patch quilt and learning skills for life! You won’t be a beginner for long!

Cost: $ 75.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Apr 05, 2019 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
Quilting with Westalee templates is like tracing with your sewing machine! In this class, you will learn how to handle the different templates included in the template starter set, then Joanne will help you move from random tracing practice to specific designs. You will learn how to mark a quilt and use the markings on the templates to help you plan and position designs.

Cost: $ 50.00
Split Stars Quilt
- Apr 09, 2019 06:00 pm

Fat Quarter fun is waiting for you. Pair contrasting prints for a whimsical star patchwork design. Quick techniques make this a relaxed and enjoyable process.

Cost: $ 30.00
Lazy Girl Runaround Bag Class
- Apr 16, 2019 06:00 pm

If you're scared of bags or zippers, this is the class for you! We'll show you how easy it can be to make this bag that is PERFECT for a small gift for anyone in your life! There will also be a discussion on which interfacing is right for the look you’re going for. Class includes exclusive instructions for making the same bag only bigger.

Cost: $ 30.00
Attend this BRAND NEW Kimberbell Designs Certified Shop Exclusive Event! Projects will be released February 15th. Sign up before then and get a BONUS coupon to spend at the event!

Cost: $ 179.00
FitNice Friday
- Apr 26, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's monthly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
Sew N Sew Saturday Workshop
- Apr 27, 2019 10:00 am

A monthly retreat-style workshop from 10AM to 4PM. Bring a project or two and ask for help if you need it, or just relax and sew with some new friends! You can spend the day any way you choose. Advance sign-up required.

Cost: $ 20.00
Stars Aligned Quilt Class
- Apr 30, 2019 06:00 pm

Two Fabrics, simple construction, slice, twist, and wow! This is an easy, fun, and very fast quilt to make, using 10-inch squares of two fabrics. We are thrilled to introduce Colleen Tauke as a staff member and teacher at QC. Join her to learn this quick technique, and celebrate that the stars have truly aligned just right to have her with us. Have you been saving a focus fabric for just the right project? Find a contrasting piece and let’s go!

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- May 03, 2019 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
Edge to Edge Quilting Class
- May 04, 2019 10:00 am

Learn to use your embroidery machine to do your own quilting! This easy-connecting quilting technique makes it easy. We will use Design Positioning, which is Husqvarna Viking exclusive technology, to connect your points and finish a quilt!

Cost: $ 62.00
Hand Quilting Class
- May 09, 2019 12:00 am

Learn the basics of hand quilting using the hand rocking stitch. Learn what equipment (needles, hoops,thread, batting, etc) will give you success. Class fee includes class handouts, and a quilt sandwich, needles and thread to use in class. Students must bring their own quilting hoop (available for purchase).

Cost: $ 30.00
Half Square Triangle Class
- May 21, 2019 12:00 am

Find your new favorite method for piecing half square triangles!

Cost: $ 30.00
FitNice Friday
- May 24, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's monthly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
Sew N Sew Saturday Workshop
- May 25, 2019 10:00 am

A monthly retreat-style workshop from 10AM to 4PM. Bring a project or two and ask for help if you need it, or just relax and sew with some new friends! You can spend the day any way you choose. Advance sign-up required.

Cost: $ 20.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Jun 07, 2019 10:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
FitNice Friday
- Jun 28, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's monthly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Jul 05, 2019 12:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
Digitizing University
- Jul 19, 2019 03:00 pm

You will learn digitizing techniques and concepts through new artwork as Stephen breaks down the anatomy of the design. In addition to the video instruction, you will receive a workbook full of information, instruction, and insights all of which will come together to make digitizing and embroidery more fun and easier than ever before. This class is FREE with the purchase of Digitizing University from the QC.

Cost: $ 499.00
FitNice Friday
- Jul 26, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's monthly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Aug 02, 2019 12:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
FitNice Friday
- Aug 23, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's monthly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Sep 06, 2019 12:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
FitNice Friday
- Sep 27, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's monthly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Oct 04, 2019 12:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
FitNice Friday
- Oct 25, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's monthly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Nov 01, 2019 12:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
FitNice Friday
- Nov 22, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's monthly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Dec 06, 2019 12:00 am

Join us for this MONTHLY machine embroidery club! Sign up for just one month or multiples, whatever fits into your schedule! We will stitch out one Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive design in the morning and in the afternoon you'll have the freedom to work on anything you'd like OR purchase a kit for a project the group is doing. ALL MACHINE BRANDS ARE WELCOME! Separate sections are held on the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and the FRIDAY BEFORE (usually occurs on the first Friday of the month, sometimes occurs on the last day of the previous month) so choose either Friday or Saturday, whatever works better for your schedule!

Cost: $ 38.00
This group meets monthly to learn about FTCU embroidery software. This is in the form of group discussion. Sometimes there may be a set topic and other times we will decide upon arrival. Attendance is FREE for anyone who purchased the software from QC. Advance sign-up is not necessarily required but appreciated, and we reserve the right to cancel with low enrollment.

Cost: $ FREE
FitNice Friday
- Dec 27, 2019 01:00 pm

QC's monthly hands-on garment class utilizing Judy Kessinger's FitNice System!

Cost: $ 30.00
Class Cancellation Policy
**A seat for a class cannot be guaranteed until payment has been received. Payment for a class secures a place that cannot be filled with another student. Refunds for classes will be given in store credit only, minus any merchandise discounts received for the class. This situation only applies if the student provides a full 7 days or more of notice of cancellation in the event of a class taught by a QC Team Member and 14 days or more for any special guest teachers. We try our hardest to work with you on a case-by-case basis while still ensuring space is available for students who can and will attend**

Contact Us:

Phone: 515-233-3048
Address: 238 Main Street
                Ames, Iowa 50010
Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sat 10-5
             Sunday Appointment Only

We are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. We have special hours on Christmas Eve. Our facebook page is the best place to check for "sudden and without notice" closings. Click here to be directed to it.




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