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                                    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.

Class Calendar 

Join us in making this beautiful quilt in a 6-month BOM (block-of-the-month) program beginning in January 2024. Piecing includes a variety of fun techniques like stack-&-cut, fussy cutting, and easy mitered seams. Enjoy quilting with the ease of a monthly accomplishment. The finished quilt will be amazing!

Cost: $ 30.00
Join Jackie in making the Blue Smoke quilt in beautiful blues from Wilmington. This Block of the Month program will last only SIX months! The Blue Smoke quilt sets bold blocks on a shadowed trellis to create a moody and dramatic statement. Beautiful batiks in rich blue, gray and white tones are detailed with subtle prints. Simple blocks pieced into the border will create a stunning skirt when on a queen size bed. The quilt measures 95" x 105". Kits are available now!

Cost: $ 30.00
Have you always wanted to learn how to applique cute shapes and designs onto your quilts? (think Lori Holt!) Well, here's your chance! In this class, you'll learn the basics of cutting shapes, stabilizing with fusible stabilizer, choosing your stitches and stitching your shapes. The pattern will be provided!

Cost: $ 55.00
Summer Quilt Camp for 4th - 12th grades is open for registration! Class size is limited to 10. Parents will need to sign a waiver.

Cost: $ 95.00
Love quilts? Ever think you would like to try to make one? Join us as we walk you through the process. You will be making your own quilt from beginning to end.

Cost: $ 160.00
A new wool sampler to be offered by Sandi Richmond. She will be teaching brand new stitches AND you'll also learn background layering, beading, new thread types to experiment with and new applique layer techniques,

Cost: $ 150.00
We have two Everything Judy Retreats scheduled for 2024. You will have a great time with other Judy paper piecing fans sewing on your own projects with help available from Carol Stanek, a Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor.

Cost: $ 85.00
Flora Blue is the new blues colorway of Jacqueline DeJonge's stunning Flora Bella quilt. Students should have made a prior BeColourful foundation paper pieced quilt or at an intermediate level in foundation paper piecing. The Flora Blue Level of difficulty is 4**** (1* easiest to 6****** most challenging) Quilt Finished size: 68 x 68 Order your quilt kit ASAP from Cottontail Quilts. Kits include the pattern, papers and all fabrics except backings.

Cost: $ 180.00
Teeny Tiny #13 from Laura Heine We will use the Teeny Tiny # 13 pattern which includes Haunted House, Scaredy Cat, and Pumpkin Patch small collages. This is a brand new pattern by Laura Heine and perfect for fall decorating. Students will choose one of the 3 patterns to work on, this is a beginning fused collage class to learn the techniques and prepare you for any pattern in the future. No sewing machine will be used in class. Each student must purchase the pattern. Patterns and small fabric kits will be available for purchase in the shop.

Cost: $ 60.00
A great new class that will be working on reproducing sampler blocks from the 1920's Farmer's Wife magazine using modern techniques. We will be dividing the blocks up according to construction techniques and will be focusing on Studio 180 rulers to make them. This will be a great class for learning how to use these versatile rulers that allow you to oversize block units and cut them down to size to make perfect blocks every time!

Cost: $ 60.00
Aren't these jean jackets the cutest? Jump into this class to learn how to create a one-of-a-kind embellished jacket from one of the best collage artists in our area, Nancy Hutchinson! Students will select their own fabric during the class and learn how to prepare the fabric before the collage process. Options for finishing the jacket by either quilting the collage on a sewing machine or having it long-armed will be discussed. Bring a lunch - soda is available for purchase. (Sewing machine is not required for class)

Cost: $ 55.00
Perfect & cute case keeps your mini iron safe, whether storing at home or while traveling.

Cost: $ 40.00
One day class to learn how to use a paper template to achieve precise piecing with fabric and paper.

Cost: $ 45.00
Learn to make your own stylish and cute wide brim bucket hat in just one afternoon and be ready to soak up the sun.

Cost: $ 30.00
A comprehensive machine piecing/quilting class geared to beginners and those wishing to improve their piecing/quilting skills. Students may select individual classes if they only need to practice certain skills, or take the entire series. Everyone that takes the series will end up with an attractive lap-size quilt (approximately 48? X 66?).

Cost: $ 140.00
ByAnnie Travel Essentials 2.0 Organizer Bag - The Travel Essentials organizer has mesh and vinyl pockets for visible storage. A deep zippered pocket on the bottom on the inside is perfect for larger items. A zippered pocket on the outside conceals a Hanging Strap that enables the Organizer to be hung from a rod or hook.

Cost: $ 35.00
Have you been quilting for a while? Then you might be ready for some advanced quilting classes with more sophisticated quilt patterns and techniques! Come and learn some advanced techniques to use in your quilting projects. Muriel has been quilting and teaching for a long time. You are sure to gain a wealth of knowledge from her & others in the class.

Cost: $ 50.00
A fun way to learn more about your Featherweight while making fun small projects or blocks.

Cost: $ 50.00
Are you working on a Grids Girls project, or a Grids Girls Mystery quilt? We are a social quilting group also working on Grids Girls projects and/or mysteries. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month and everyone is working on a project of their choice, with the help of Carol Stanek, a Creative Grids instructor of Deb Heatherly's patterns and trim tools.

Cost: $ 45.00
A club designed for lovers of Jane Austen and Jane Austen fabric lines! Drop in for tea and scones, a discussion of a book by Jane Austen, an exploration of Regency Era clothing and hat styles, and fun Victorian etiquette, crafts and games. With Muriel?s help, you will also design a quilt project of your choosing using fabrics reproduced from fabrics of the early 1800?s or follow Muriel?s lead and make a Lemoyne Star Sampler Quilt ? each month the techniques for a unique Lemoyne Star block will be demonstrated.

Class Overview (2 Class Hours/month) For those of you who love to read, this is the perfect class! Read a fun book, discuss women's issues (aka a quilter's therapy session), and make a quilt - this club has it all! We will be reading a charming series of books by Jennifer Chiaverini (only one book each 4-month session) about friendships and maybe some new things about quilting. In July, we begin the book "Circle of Quilters". In addition to a book discussion, we'll be making a Summer Row Quilt this quarter. Sign up today so you won't miss any of the fun as we start this new book in a fun series!

Cost: $ 50.00
Get together with friends and have fun working on projects from popular quilt designer, Lori Holt. Projects vary, but each month you will learn tips, techniques, and shortcuts for making some of Lori's favorite quilts. Have fun collecting Lori Holt fabrics, learning from demos, stitching up a masterpiece, participating in show & tell, and more! Above all, you will treasure your quilting friendships.

Cost: $ 60.00
Muriel has a huge stash of materials and you're going to love seeing how she attempts to use it up for this club! Each month you will get a new quilt project with tips, techniques, and shortcuts for making the quilts. Emphasis will be on showing you how to use YOUR stash materials in new and creative ways. In addition, you will be encouraged to finish some of the UFO's you have tucked away. And, for a sweet reward, you will also get a delicious pie recipe each month! So, tie on your apron and join us for food and fun in an old-fashioned quilting bee-type atmosphere. This is an on-going club that meets monthly. No need to bring a sewing machine to class, but you are encouraged to bring a hand project to work on if you'd like.

Cost: $ 50.00
Feeling overwhelmed by the fabric and UFOs you have in your stash? Want to see them disappear? This is the class for you! Start with a list of PhDs (Projects Half Done), come to class, and let Muriel help you with the problem areas, whether it's design help, brushing up on skills, using specialty rulers, or just getting motivated to finish something. Each month will also include lots of tips, shortcuts, and inspiration. Finish all your projects by the end of the year to earn your PhD degree in quilting!

Cost: $ 50.00
Delve back into the past and study quilts from the Civil War era. Each month we?ll learn about fabric styles and colors that will give your quilts a vintage look. Reproduction-style quilt projects each month with tips, techniques, and shortcuts for making the quilts along with block exchanges, fabric swaps, and other fun challenges. This is an on-going club that meets monthly.

Cost: $ 50.00
Happy 4th of July!!

Cost: $ FREE
Get together with friends and work on your PhD's or UFO's - whatever you call your in-process projects!

Cost: $ 5.00
This group loves English paper piecing! If you would like to join them and either show off your EPP skills or learn a new skill, feel free to join them.

Cost: $ 5.00
Same concept, only at night after work and maybe, like me, you need a glass of wine to sip on while you sew. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and learn from others as well!

Cost: $ 5.00
Grab some yummy munchies and a friend to come into the shop for an all-day sew!

Cost: $ 5.00
Summer Quilt Retreat led by Lisa Showalter

Cost: $ 175.00

                                

    

   

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.

 

Sign Up for Your Next Class on Our Live Calendar