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Happy Apple Quilts Classes

Class Brochure

Download our class brochure to see all of our class offerings.

Volunteer Opportunities

Quilts of Valor

10am to 4pm

September 18th


Cases for Smiles

10am to 4pm

October 9th

Third Thursday

Need one-on-one assistance 

with a project?

Join Karen for help finishing yours.

6pm to 9pm $15

September 20th


Call 813-925-9037 to reserve

Calendar Quilt - Pumpkin

Regular Price:

$25.00

Calendar Quilts: All Year 'Round - Pumpkin

Friday, September 21st, 2018  10:30am - 2:30pm

with Lois Davila $25


This month we are creating the Pumpkin.

Create these beautiful wall-hangings (20” x 28”) with this collection of 12 monthly calendar quilts. Makes a perfect greeting for your front door. Work on piecing, machine applique and quilting techniques while you create Kim Schaefer’s whimsical designs.  Transfer applique designs with her handy package of full-size patterns and helpful instruction book. 

Quick and easy – make one for yourself and more for gifts.

Boxy Zipper Pouch

Regular Price:

$30.00

Boxy Zipper Pouch

Saturday, September 22nd 10:30am to  2:30pm

with Lisa Aubrey  $30


This is a fun project using precuts such as Jelly Roll strips, mini charm squares or even your scraps. You can choose from three different sizes. These would make great teachers gifts or something for you to use when traveling. 

Too Cool TShirt Class

Regular Price:

$30.00

Too Cool TShirt Class

Sunday, September 23rd  1:00pm to 4:00pm

with Karen Grof  $30


Too Cool T-Shirt Quilts are fun to make because they require no iron-on stabilizer. Bring at least 12 uncut t-shirts, your sewing machine and supplies. Learn to cut and sew the knit fabric without stabilizer, how to plan your layout and options for finishing your quilt. Time to start that graduation gift. 

Portfolio Tote

Regular Price:

$45.00

The Portfolio Tote

Wednesdays, September 26th and October 3rd   

10:30am to 2pm

with Lois Davila $45


Looking for a great tote that is fashion-forward and functional?  This is the ONE for you. Special features like the 2 outer pockets (including one that will secure your tablet complete with a turn lock), a top zipper closure, and pockets all the way around the interior. Take your quilting to the next level as you create this beauty. Check it out.

Fabric Tubes 101 - Sept 28

Regular Price:

$20.00

Fabric Tubes 101

Friday, September 28th 10:30am to 1pm   

with Lois Davila $20


Gather some fabric strips and cotton batting and learn special tips and tricks for creating the “fabric tubes” used in many popular Aunties Two patterns.  This hands-on, technique workshop will include help with needle and thread choices, stitch selection, and more…all designed to help you refine and master this important foundation technique for developing the perfect “tube base” used to create the prettiest bags and home décor. 

Triaxial Weave Pillow

Regular Price:

$40.00

Triaxial Weave Pillow

Saturday, September 29th  10:30am to 3pm

with Reed Johnson $40


This beautiful tumbling blocks pillow is created from woven strips.  There is minimal sewing in this project. Students will learn accurate cutting techniques with a rotary cutter or a Stripology ruler. Students will also learn how to weave the strips together to make this pillow. 

October Classes

Tea Leaf Tote

Regular Price:

$50.00

Tea Leaf Tote

Tuesday Evenings, October 2nd and 9th 

6:00pm to 9:00pm

with Lois Davila $50


Start with your favorite charm pack (5” squares), add some coordinating fabric and create this large project tote (great for carry supplies to class, a busy shopping day, travel, and more).  Learn how to create the featured “Tea Leaves” block

Shortcuts Showcase October

Regular Price:

$10.00

Shortcuts Showcase

Wednesday, October 3rd  2:00pm to 3:00pm

with Karen Grof  $10


Join Karen on Wednesday afternoon to learn her favorite shortcuts and sewing techniques. Perfect sessions for beginners. Receive $5 Happy Apple Moolah.

Snapshots Quilt Oct 5

Regular Price:

$40.00

Snapshots Quilts

Friday, October 5th  10:30am to 4:30pm

with Reed Johnson $40


In this easy, exciting and fun, pattern from Blue Bear Quilts, each student will learn the techniques to make the slanted polaroid blocks using a fussy cut ruler. This is the perfect class to use up those novelty fabrics that you have been collecting. It makes a great memory quilt or a child’s I Spy quilt. This technique can also be easily translated into other projects such as clothing, pillows or bags. 

If Blue Bear can do it, so can you!

Spotlight Saturday Oct 6

Regular Price:

$5.00

Spotlight Saturday

Saturday, October 6th  10:00am to 11:00am 

with Karen Grof $5


Join us at Spotlight Saturday for the latest and greatest tools, fabrics, education, and more.

Spotlight attendees receive $5 Happy Apple Moolah and a Spotlight Special deal in store.

Basketweave 101

Regular Price:

$20.00

Basketweave 101

Saturday, October 6th  12:30pm to 3pm 

with Lois Davila $20


This hands-on, technique workshop will provide instruction for creating the fabric strips and woven fabric base necessary for creating several beautifully woven bags and baskets using Aunties Two patterns. 


This is a prerequisite class for The Danforth.

Poppins Bag Oct 10

Regular Price:

$55.00

Poppins Bag

Wednesdays, October 10th and 17th  10:30am to 3:30pm 

with Lois Davila $55


The Poppins Bag by Aunties Two is designed to “show off” large, glorious print fabrics. This large zipper top bag features two pockets on the outside and inside with structural metal stays to keep it in shape. Learn how to use a double-sided foam stabilizer as you put your “channel-quilting” skills to work creating this beauty.

Danforth

Regular Price:

$55.00

The Danforth

Saturdays, October 13th and 20th  10:30am to 3pm 

with Lois Davila $55


The Danforth and “Beyond the Danforth” – your choice – create the wider briefcase or the shoulder tote version!  Class begins weaving together your prepared fabric strips. 

Basketweave 101 is a prerequisite class for The Danforth.

Calendar Quilt - Turkey

Regular Price:

$25.00

Calendar Quilts: All Year 'Round - Turkey

Friday, October 19th, 2018  10:30am - 2:30pm

with Lois Davila $25


This month we are creating the Turkey.

Create these beautiful wall-hangings (20” x 28”) with this collection of 12 monthly calendar quilts. Makes a perfect greeting for your front door! Work on piecing, machine applique and quilting techniques while you create Kim Schaefer’s whimsical designs.  Transfer applique designs with her handy package of full-size patterns and helpful instruction book. Quick and easy – make one for yourself and more for gifts.

Border Print Placemat

Regular Price:

$20.00

Jinny Beyer Border Print Placemat

Wednesday, October 31st 10:30am to 1:30pm

with Reed Johnson  $20


Just a half yard of Jinny’s fantastic border print fabric and 6 pieces are all it takes to make a gorgeous placemat. This beginner-level pattern is a great way to learn how to work with Jinny Beyer border prints. These would be great for your holiday entertaining or to give as gifts. 

We will be making one placemat in class and the supply list gives quantity for making four as we bet you can’t just make one.

November Classes

Design Your Own Tote Series - Session #1

Regular Price:

$25.00

Design Your Own Tote Series - Designing the Outside of your Tote

Thursday, November 1st 10:30am - 2pm

with Lois Davila $25


Session #1

Gather your fabrics and threads and get ready for some fun! This session will focus on a variety of designs for the outside of your tote as well as how to customize the size of a tote.  Practical (and pretty) ways to embellish you design using fabric ribbons and decorative stitching will set your tote on the path to creating a “one-of-a-kind” beauty!

Kaffe Quilts - Now Sew It

Regular Price:

$25.00

Kaffe Fassett Quilts - Now Sew It!

Friday, November 2nd 10:30am to 4:30pm   

with Reed Johnson $25


For those that take Kaffe's workshops all about design and color, take this workshop to learn how to sew the blocks. Learn block constructions and tips for the Mediterranean Hexagon and the Moonlight quilt.


Didn't take the workshops but still want to make his quilts?  Join us.

Fabric Tubes 101 - Nov 3rd

Regular Price:

$20.00

Fabric Tubes 101

Saturday, November 3rd 10:30am to 1pm   

with Lois Davila $20


Gather some fabric strips and cotton batting and learn special tips and tricks for creating the “fabric tubes” used in many popular Aunties Two patterns.  This hands-on, technique workshop will include help with needle and thread choices, stitch selection, and more…all designed to help you refine and master this important foundation technique for developing the perfect “tube base” used to create the prettiest bags and home décor.

Design Your Own Tote Series - Session #2

Regular Price:

$25.00

Design Your Own Tote Series - Let's Look Inside: Lining and Pockets

Thursday, November 8th 10:30am - 2pm

with Lois Davila $25


Session #2

With the new choices of stabilizers available to us, which is best for shaping your tote?  This session will look closely at the new fusible foam options as well as fusible batting and more.  Perfect your “pocket-making” techniques with details that will keep your valuables organized and secure.

Electric Quilt 8

Regular Price:

$120.00

Electric Quilt 8 - Design Class

Friday, November 9th 10:30am to 4:30pm

and Saturday, November 10th 10:30am to 3:00pm

with Reed Johnson  $120


Have you wanted to design your own quilts and not sure where to start? Do you love the AccuQuilt blocks but not sure how to create a quilt with? Do you wish you could see your fabric in a quilt before you cut it?

Join Reed in this design class! Learn how to use EQ8 software on your laptop to create your own quilts, preview fabrics, learn AccuQuilt integration, cutting directions, and more. 

Don't have the software? Read more to see the special offer for the EQ8 software with Reed!

Calendar Quilts - Tree

Regular Price:

$25.00

Calendar Quilts: All Year 'Round - Tree

Friday, November 16th, 2018  10:30am - 2:30pm

with Lois Davila $25


This month we are creating the Tree.

Create these beautiful wall-hangings (20” x 28”) with this collection of 12 monthly calendar quilts. Makes a perfect greeting for your front door. Work on piecing, machine applique and quilting techniques while you create Kim Schaefer’s whimsical designs.  Transfer applique designs with her handy package of full-size patterns and helpful instruction book. Quick and easy – make one for yourself and more for gifts.

No Sew Quilted Ornament 11/17

Regular Price:

$25.00

No Sew Quilted Ornaments

Saturday, November 17th 10:30am to 1:30pm

with Caryn Bloomfield  $25 + $10 KIT


Create! As you explore combining fabric and a few beads into a unique expression of design.

WonderFil Workshop- Day

Regular Price:

$40.00

Out of stock

WonderFil Hands On Workshop - DAY

Wednesday, November 28th  1pm to 4pm

with WonderFil Threaducator Kay Capps Cross  $40


Learn hands on. Learn uses for Spotlite, Decobob, and Mirage threads for free motion quilting on a domestic machine.  Thread Kit included.


Day Workshop is Full. Please call 813-925-9037 to be placed on the wait list or register for the evening session.

WonderFil Workshop - NIGHT

Regular Price:

$40.00

Out of stock

WonderFil Hands On Workshop - NIGHT

Wednesday, November 28th  6pm to 9pm

with WonderFil Threaducator Kay Capps Cross  $40


Learn hands on. Learn uses for Spotlite, Decobob, and Mirage threads for free motion quilting on a domestic machine.  Thread Kit included.


Night Workshop is Full. Please call 813-925-9037 to be placed on the wait list or register for the evening session.

Design Your Own Tote Series - Session #3

Regular Price:

$25.00

Design Your Own Tote Series - Putting it all together: Zippers and more

Thursday, November 29th 10:30am - 2pm

with Lois Davila $25


Session #3

The “finish line is in sight” so… let’s learn how to “box-out the corners” to create depth for your tote. Then we’ll “nest” the layers of your tote for a great fit and work together adding the perfect zipper closure…and you made it.  A great tote for shopping or gift-giving.

December Classes

English Paper Piecing Dec 1st

Regular Price:

$30.00

English Paper Piecing

Saturday, December 1st  12:30pm to 3:00pm

with Caryn Bloomfield  $30


Fall in love with English Paper Piecing. Learn fussy cutting and stitching techniques with Caryn.  EPP is the perfect handwork project for you to take on your holiday travels.

Shortcuts Showcase December

Regular Price:

$10.00

Shortcuts Showcase

Wednesday, December 5th  2:00pm to 3:00pm

with Karen Grof  $10


Join Karen on Wednesday afternoon to learn her favorite shortcuts and sewing techniques. Perfect sessions for beginners. Receive $5 Happy Apple Moolah.

This month Karen will be sharing her tips for the Let It Snow quilt kit and applique.