Classes & Groups

Affinity For Quilts offers a wide variety of classes and open sew groups for all levels of ability.  One-on-one private instruction is also available at a rate of $20.00/hour.  Scroll down for current classes and pricing.
Register for classes or schedule your private instruction by phone or in person.
651-429-1039
2199 4th Street  White Bear Lake   MN 55110
Affinity For Quilts Anniversary Sale

Join us as we celebrate our second year anniversary.  July 12th thru July 17th.   You can win some great prizes and there will be special store-wide savings too!  
  • Grand prize:  One lucky customer will receive 25% off all bolt fabric purchases for 1 year.  This will exclude Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop fabric and wool.
  • First Place Prize:  A Storage Organizer filled with quilting goodies. 
  • Second Place Prize:  A $50 Gift Certificate
  • Third Place Prize:  An autographed copy of Doug Leko's new book Tabletastic 2 and a charm pack so you can make one of the projects from the book.  

There is no purchase necessary to win any of the prizes listed above.  Just stop into the store between July 12th and July 17th and fill out an entry form.  The drawing will take place at close of business on July 17th. The winners will be notified July 17th too!  To increase your chances to win just stop in multiple days during that week and enter again.   
Date: July 12 through July 17
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Laura Heine Teeny-Tiny Collage Class  (this session is full, call for wait list or register for August 26 class)
Join us for this super fun day of collage-making!
During this all-day class you will learn how to assemble one of Laura Heine's adorable and whimsical Teeny Tiny collages.
These fun projects are great for using up those particularly beloved scraps or random bits of fabric that you have been saving and just can't part with. The results are beautiful and the possibilities are endless!
Date: July 22, 2021
Time: 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Lori Adameitz
Cost: $45.00
Midnight Open Sew
Join new and old friends for a fun evening of sewing at Midnight Open Sew.

Bring a current project or two, a working sewing machine, basic quilting supplies and sew. It's that simple, eight uninterrupted, fun filled hours of just sewing.

All participants will receive 15% off fabric purchases for the evening.  This discount does not apply to wool or cork.
 We encourage early registration as class size is limited and fills quickly.
To ensure Covid safety, class size is limited to 10.
Date: July 23, 2021 
Time: 4:00 pm - Midnight
Class Fee: $18.00
Hosted by Diana Wendorf
Dinner included
Color Discharge
Color Discharge Class
In this fun outdoor class you will learn how to remove color from fabric with household products and discharge paste using tools like stamps, stencils, and brushes. Quick and exciting results provide you with unique, beautiful material for your projects. Bring an apron, gloves and $10.00 for supplies

Date:  July 24, 2021
Time:  9:30am - 12:30pm
Class Fee:  $25.00
Instructor:  Susan Stein
Dog Days WBL
Calling all dog lovers! Kim Schoonover of Indulge Salon is hosting the 5th annual Dog Days WBL.
Affinity For Quilts welcomes all our four legged friends and will have bowls of water at both our front and back door and special doggie treats for our customers dogs.
Please stop in to see all our great dog themed fabrics and maybe pick up a piece or two to make your dog a special scarf or collar. Free patterns will be available during the event.
Date: July 24, 2021
Time: 10am-1pm
Introduction to Bargello
Have you ever admire the Bargello quilts but just did not feel confident enough to tackle one?  This is the class for you!   By the time you have completed this runner you will be hooked on this quilting style and will have the confidence needed to tackle a a full size Bargello quilt. 

Date:  Sunday, July 25, 2021
Time:  12:30-4:30
Class Fee:  $25.00
Instructor:  Diana Wendorf
Quilt Minnesota 2021
Visit our website to pre-order the 2021 Quilt MN fabric you have been drooling over.  The website is set up with a $0.00 price for Quilt Minnesota fabrics and panels.  Payment will not be processed until July 28th.    You will find a complete price list of the Quilt Minnesota Fabric line in the description area of each fabric.  If you prefer to preorder Quilt Minnesota Fabrics in person, that is an option as well.  
Flash Monday
Flash Monday is just what it sounds like! A class where you can get your sewing projects done in a FLASH!!! This fun class is set up so you can complete the selected project in the 2 hour class window. The project for the month will be announced on the Wednesday prior to the Monday class in the What's Up Wednesday newsletter, on Facebook and here!
An evening class will be offered from 6pm-8pm if there is enough interest. Minimum of 5 students required.
Class Fee: $8.00
Instructor: Diana Wendorf
Date: August  2, 2021 
Time:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sashiko Stitching Club
 
Do you love Sashiko stitching? Are you ready to get out and work on your hand-stitching projects with some like-minded, creative people?
Sashiko Stitching Club is for you! Bring your projects and enjoy the company of others who enjoy the art of Sashiko stitching.
Join our beloved Tammy Berry as she leads the group and shares some of the beautiful projects she has completed. She may even have some stitching tips and tricks to share too!
Participants will receive a 15% off coupon for their Sashiko supplies, and fabric purchases.
Discount excludes notions, quilt MN, and wool.
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021 or Wednesday August 11, 2021
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
Event Fee: $10.00 per session
Hosted by: Tammy Berry
Midnight Open Sew
Join new and old friends for a fun evening of sewing at Midnight Open Sew.

Bring a current project or two, a working sewing machine, basic quilting supplies and sew. It's that simple, eight uninterrupted, fun filled hours of just sewing.

All participants will receive 15% off fabric purchases for the evening.  This discount does not apply to wool or cork.
 We encourage early registration as class size is limited and fills quickly.
To ensure Covid safety, class size is limited to 10.
Date: August  20, 2021 
Time: 4:00 pm - Midnight
Class Fee: $18.00
Hosted by Diana Wendorf
Dinner included
Laura Heine Teeny-Tiny Collage Class  (this session is full, call for wait list or register for August 26 class)
Join us for this super fun day of collage-making!
During this all-day class you will learn how to assemble one of Laura Heine's adorable and whimsical Teeny Tiny collages.
These fun projects are great for using up those particularly beloved scraps or random bits of fabric that you have been saving and just can't part with. The results are beautiful and the possibilities are endless!
Date: August 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Lori Adameitz
Cost: $45.00
Luxe Cuddle Minky Throw
There is nothing more cuddly and luxurious than a Luxe Cuddle Minky Throw!  Join Shannon Fabrics Instructor Jackie Hillman for a Zoom class session to make this great and versatile throw.  Jackie will lead you through all of the necessary steps and instructions.
You will need 4 yards of Luxe Cuddle, which can be purchased in two yard cuts or two packages.  Don't be afraid to mix up colors for the front and back of your throw.  
Follow the cuddle link to see all fabric choices.  If we don't have the colors you would like to use in stock, we can order them for you!
Everyone who signs up for the class will receive 20% off necessary supplies needed.
Shannon Fabrics is also offering a Door Prize kit to one lucky winner.  Will that be you?
Date:  Saturday August 28, 2021 (this is a zoom class)
Time: 9:30 pm - 11:30 am
Class Fee:  $15.00
Instructor: Jackie Hillman
Beginning Sashiko
Learn the art of Sashiko with a small pre-printed project that is perfect for beginner students. Sashiko is a Japanese decorative and useful stitch. This stitch method can be used in the traditional way to mend cloth items or to add texture and interest to a new projects. Students will be learning Sashiko while creating useful coasters. One project to get started on endless fun and creativity. Supplies are few to try this addictive hobby. Join us!
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Class Fee: $18.00
Instructor: Tammy Berry