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
 
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has contacted me asking for permission to deliver some very special Easter Eggs for our customers. These eggs are not only filled with chocolate but are also filled with savings off all of your favorite quilting supplies and a few lucky eggs are even filled with gift certificates.
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Time: 9am-5pm, or until all eggs are found.
Must be 18 or older to participate. Children with parents can hunt for eggs; however, only one egg per household.
Beginning Quilting
Are you Interested in learning the art of quilting?
Join us as we dive into mastering the very basics of quilt-making!
In this three-part class you will learn how to use the tools of the trade, including the rotary cutter, cutting mat, and a basic quilting rule.
You will develop the skills needed to be a successful quilter by deciphering a quilt pattern, finding the quarter inch mark on your sewing machine, accurately piecing and sewing your fabric together, ironing without distorting the shape and size of your quilt block, and much more!
Dates:  March 15th, March 29th, & April 12, 2021
Time:  9:30am - 12:30pm   OR   3:30pm - 6:30pm
Class Fee:  $50.00
Instructor:  Sophie Voit

Beginning Sashiko

Learn the art of  Sashiko with a small pre-printed project perfect for beginner students. Sashiko stitching is a Japanese decorative and useful stitch.  It can be created to be used in the traditional way to mend cloth items or to add an elegance to brand new projects. We have a wide selection of easy projects for you to choose from for this class. Come try out this fun form of stitching. One project to get started on endless fun and creativity. Supplies are few to try this addictive hobby. Join us!

Date:  Saturday, April 3, 2021

Time:  9:30am-12:30pm
Class Fee:  $17.00
Instructor: Tammy Berry

Midnight Open Sew (currently full- call to be added to our wait list)

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.
To ensure Covid safety, class size is limited to 10.

Date: March 26, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - Midnight
Class Fee: $18.00
Hosted by Diana Wendorf
Dinner included

 

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, March 14, 2021
Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm
Event Fee: $10.00 per session
Hosted by: Tammy Berry

Appliqued Cards

In this fun and creative workshop you will learn how to make some super fun greeting cards using great fabrics and decorative stitches that will make your heart sing!
This is a great way to try out all of the fun stitches on your machine that you would not normally use.
Date: April 17, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Class Price: $15.00
Instructor: Kris Livingston
Beginning Sashiko
Learn the art of Sashiko with a small pre-printed project perfect for beginner students. Sashiko stitching is a Japanese decorative and useful stitch. This stitch method can be created to be used in the traditional way to mend cloth items or to add an elegance to brand new projects. We have a wide selection of easy projects for you to choose from for this class. Come try out this fun form of stitching. One project to get started on endless fun and creativity. Supplies are few to try this addictive hobby. Join us!
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Class Fee: $17.00
Instructor: Tammy Berry
Flash Monday
Pincushion Panache
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 and on Facebook.
This month we will be creating the The Pincushion Panache.  A fun pincushion project.   It even has a pocket on the back to hold your scissors and a seam ripper.  Two Fat Quarters and walnut shells is all you need to make any of the pincushions shown.  If you choose to make the Classic Bag you may want to add in a third fabric for the flap and handle.  
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: April 4, 2021 
Time:  8:00 am - 10:00 am 
Midnight Open Sew (currently full- call to be added to our wait list)
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.
To ensure Covid safety, class size is limited to 10.

Date: April  23, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - Midnight
Class Fee: $18.00
Hosted by Diana Wendorf
Dinner included
Laura Heine Teeny-Tiny Collage 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: May 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Lori Adameitz
Cost: $45.00
Due to Covid restrictions, lunch will not be provided
Frog Patch
Join Ruth as she guides you through the assembly of one of these beloved little frog friends!
These pieced, poly-pellet filled frogs are super fun to make and are fabulous for gifts, playthings, or just for fun to grace your sewing table.
In this 4 hour class you will learn all of the tips and tricks to assemble these cute frogs.
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Class Fee: $40.00
Instructor: Ruth Thompson
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.  The actual fabric will not be in store until June of 2021.