Cottontail Quilt Shop Quilting Classes and Sewing Classes
Learn new skills and make new friends during your next quilting class at Atlanta's friendliest quilt shop. We love quilting with friends! That's why we have a full schedule of classes, clubs, and quilting groups here at Cottontail Quilt Shop. Everyone is welcome, and we have groups suitable for all skill levels.
New Skills for All Skill Levels
Whether it's your first time in front of a sewing machine or your 50th year in the hobby, we have a class for you. Our friends come from all over Atlanta and Georgia to learn how to master the basics, work with different fabric and patterns, and enjoy a good chat session.
Here are some things you can learn in our classes:
- How to sew basic and advanced stitches
- Embroidery and decorative stitching for a quilt or garment
- How to read and follow a pattern from start to finish
- Using different materials in quilts and clothing
- Getting the most out of your notions and accessories
Learning more about quilting is really fun in a class environment. Beginners can learn from those who have been threading needles for many years. We love sharing knowledge and tips to help everyone enjoy quilting even more.
Friendly Instructors and Members
Our groups love to come together to help everyone finish a project. We even have a PhD group - that's "Project Half Done!" The hosts and leaders teach new skills and provide encouragement to help you start and finish your quilts.
Our classes are perfect for asking questions so you can get great results right from the beginning. The teacher will help you get started, choose a good project if you don't already have one, and offer you tips and support so everything comes together beautifully.
Moreover, our teachers regularly attend seminars and workshops themselves to remain updated with the latest quilting techniques. They often invite guest instructors, recognized in the quilting community, to share their expertise. Frequent potluck dinners and community events further solidify the bond among members, making every class feel like a gathering of close friends.
All Classes are Hosted at our Store Near Marietta, GA
Cottontail Quilt Shop is in Kennesaw, which is just outside Marietta, GA, and about half an hour from downtown Atlanta. All our classes are in person, so everyone can chat, look around the shop, and relax in a space designed for quilting.
There is a cost to join most of our classes. You can find a complete description of each class on the calendar. If you have all your supplies, that's great! If you need some fabric, notions, or other items, many of these can be purchased in the store. Furthermore, our store boasts a vast collection of fabrics, patterns, and quilting tools, carefully curated from around the world. Monthly sales events and loyalty programs ensure that students can procure the best materials at competitive prices.
We also host yearly quilting retreats, where students can immerse themselves in quilting, away from the daily hustle and bustle. Our in-house cafe serves refreshments, making it an ideal spot for quilters to discuss projects over a cup of tea.
Types of Classes and Clubs We Offer
Judy Niemeyer has done it again with Carnival Flower, another stunning Technique of the Month quilt. Constructed using foundation paper piecing, this is a stunning Queen size quilt you'll treasure forever. With this class, you can choose your own color way or let us help you!
In the upcoming "Sue Spargo Needle Case" intermediate quilting class, participants will delve into the intricate art of creating a personalized needle case, embodying Sue Spargo's signature folk-art style. The course will navigate through techniques of layering, textural embroidery, and embellishment with a diverse palette of threads and hand-dyed wools. Ideal for quilters with some foundational experience, this class encourages personal expression while honing fine stitching skills, ensuring each artisan crafts a functional piece rich in color, texture, and originality.
Now that you've learned the fundamentals of quilting, it's time to take your skills to the next level. Join Muriel as she layers in with this pattern all new techniques and advanced piecing beyond beginner work.
Come learn the basics with Muriel. This course focuses on the first steps in the quilting process: picking fabrics, reading patterns and sewing tips as well as cutting and piecing techniques to help you create beautiful quilt tops and fabric projects. You will complete one quilt top during this class!
Come learn a fun and creative landscape collage technique. We have three different landscapes to choose from on display in the shop. All you need to do is choose the one you like, and Dawn will help you choose your colors and fabrics.
Have you seen this jacket hanging in the shop? It is so pretty and will be a great addition to your closet this fall. The options are limitless with this pattern, too. If you've got ideas about fashion design, this is a great class for you. We have so many great fabrics in stock right now to choose from - you just need to pick your direction!
The Beauty of the Braided Twist is its simplicity! No Quilting, No Binding, No Handwork!! How?... The magic is in the hidden center seam!! YOU JUST TWIST!
Questions? Contact Us for Help
We have classes almost every day of the week. What better way to spend a "race day Saturday" than getting into the shop with some friends to sew? If you want some help choosing a class you'll love, give us a call.