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Keep in mind: QC has CLASSROOM USE SEWING MACHINES that are FREE TO USE with any paid class! They are Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960's. 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!

Classes


Open Sewing Day
- Aug 18, 2018 10:00 am

Come to the QC to work on your own project! This is different than Sew N Sew in a few ways--This is just a day to yourself with open space for working, therefore there will be no teacher present to help with questions. Also, it is "free"! We say that with quotations because there is a $10 fee to reserve your spot, but you get $10 to spend on anything you'd like that day! You can also use your $10 coupon to rent a Sapphire to use for the day (machine rental is free for paid classes, but a fee applies for free classes).

Beginning Quilting Class
- Aug 21, 2018 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
- Aug 31, 2018 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
Machine Embroidery Club
- Sep 01, 2018 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. No need to sign up in advance.

Cost: $ FREE
Game Day OPEN SEW!
- Sep 08, 2018 04:00 pm

This year's Iowa VS Iowa State game is a NIGHT GAME! Join us to sew, mingle, meet new friends, play some games, and watch some sure-to-be-entertaining football! Whether you're a die-hard fan or just have a general interest in the score, this retreat-style open-sewing is for you!

Cost: $ 25.00
Binding Class
- Sep 17, 2018 06:00 pm

Learn how to create binding from straight of grain and continuous bias along with when to use each. We will cover applying binding, making mitered corners, joining ends, and finishing with traditional hand stitching. Finish your quilts with confidence!

Cost: $ 30.00
Join us in welcoming Valerie Funk of Quilt Artistry to teach her pattern Funky Feathered Peacock! During class you will work on cutting and assembly of the fusible appliqué. We will talk about the kind of top stitching needed once you take your project home and how to finish your quilt with quilting ideas and suggestions, optional borders, decorative stitching, thread choices, and optional embellishments. Sign up for BOTH Quilt Artistry classes for $100 (save $20!). To sign up for both at a discount please call or stop in the store.

Cost: $ 50.00
Join us in welcoming the teacher for this class, Valerie Funk of Quilt Artistry! In this hands-on workshop you will learn how fun and easy freeform piecing can be. Take all those rules for perfect cutting and piecing and throw them out the window as Valerie teaches you these liberating techniques. Sign up for BOTH Quilt Artistry classes for $100 (save $20!). To sign up for both at a discount please call or stop in the store.

Cost: $ 50.00
Stars Aligned Quilt Class
- Sep 25, 2018 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
- Oct 05, 2018 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. No need to sign up in advance.

Cost: $ FREE
Machine Embroidery Club
- Oct 06, 2018 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
We will use the book Simple, Fun, and Quickly Done by Terry Atkinson to create 12 projects throughout the year of 2018! We will provide all the consumable parts of the projects (fabric, thread, interfacings, etc) and only bring a few items to class with you to complete all 12 projects. You're also welcome to use our classroom machines, the use of which is included in the class fees!

Cost: $ 199.00
We will use the book Simple, Fun, and Quickly Done by Terry Atkinson to create 12 projects throughout the year of 2018! We will provide all the consumable parts of the projects (fabric, thread, interfacings, etc) and only bring a few items to class with you to complete all 12 projects. You're also welcome to use our classroom machines, the use of which is included in the class fees!

Cost: $ 199.00
Apple Core Class
- Oct 18, 2018 06:00 pm

A classic shape with all those curves. Is this on your “I want to make one” list? Piece curves with confidence and learn how to tackle joining rows like a pro.

Cost: $ 30.00
Very similar to the Simple, Fun, and Quickly Done Project of the Month Club EXCEPT this is a mail order version! No class attendance, but the price does include all shipping costs! Receive the full kit to make 12 projects from Terri Atkinson's new book.

Cost: $ 299.00 - $ 323.99
FitNice Friday
- Oct 26, 2018 01:00 pm

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

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Applique Class
- Oct 29, 2018 06:00 pm

You will work on a simple heart block using fusible web and the blanket stitch. Colleen will cover suggested tools and supplies, transferring designs from template to fabric, alignment and fusing onto the background, and practicing the blanket stitch around simple heart shapes.

Cost: $ 35.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Nov 02, 2018 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. No need to sign up in advance.

Cost: $ FREE
Machine Embroidery Club
- Nov 03, 2018 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
Split Stars Quilt
- Nov 06, 2018 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
Have you heard the news? Anita’s University is coming to Ames! The best just got better with our re-invented Embroidery parties. Anita’s University is an educational series featuring a variety of University classes to come. The launch of Anita’s University will feature it’s premier class titled “Embroidery Made Easy 101”.

Cost: $ 99.00
Wonky 9 Patch Quilt
- Nov 27, 2018 06:00 pm

Using nine prints, learn a free-form style of patchwork from 10 inch squares. Ideal for baby quilts or lap quilts this method is fun. Come ready to “slice and sew”. Every block is unique.

Cost: $ 30.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Nov 30, 2018 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
Machine Embroidery Club
- Dec 01, 2018 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. No need to sign up in advance.

Cost: $ FREE
Machine Embroidery Club
- Jan 04, 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
Machine Embroidery Club
- Jan 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
Machine Embroidery Club
- Feb 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
Machine Embroidery Club
- Feb 02, 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
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
Machine Embroidery Club
- Mar 02, 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
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
Machine Embroidery Club
- Apr 06, 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
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
Machine Embroidery Club
- May 04, 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
Machine Embroidery Club
- May 31, 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
Machine Embroidery Club
- Jun 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
Digitizing University Club
- 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
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. 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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