Classes & Groups

Affinity For Quilts offers a wide variety of classes and open sew groups for all levels of quilters.  Our current classes and groups are detailed below.  Affinity For Quilts also offers one-on-one private instruction at a rate of $20.00/hour.  Call us at 651-429-1039 to register for classes or to schedule your private instruction. 

Classes

The Redwood Tote Bag
The Redwood Tote bag is for an intermediate beginner. This can be your first bag, but not your first experience sewing. Great time to use a heavy fabric, a bold print, or both! You'll love how all the pieces come together to make this great tote bag.
Finished size of this bag is 10 1/2" wide by 13" tall by 2 1/2" deep
This is a 2 session class
Date: August 27 & September 17, 2020
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Class Fee: $35.00
Instructor: Tammy Berry
Midnight Open Sew
This is your night out!  Join other quilters for a fun night of open sewing.  Bring your sewing machine, supplies and unfinished projects to work on.  Your host, Diana Wendorf, will delight your taste buds with a delicious meal and dessert along with a 15% discount on all bolt fabric purchases.  Prize drawings will be held throughout the evening
When:         The fourth Friday of the month
     4:00 pm - midnight (end time flexible-no later than midnight)
Host:          Diana Wendorf 
Class Fee:  $20.00/class
2020 Dates:
 August 28, 2020
               September 25, 2020
               October 23, 2020
               November 20, 2020 (moved due to Thanksgiving)
               December 18, 2020 (moved due to Christmas)        
Corded Covered Bowls
Learn how to use strips of fabric, cotton clothesline and the zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine to make colorful bowls. The same technique can also be used to make coasters or place-mats. This is a great class for quilters to use up scraps and to play with color combinations.
Date: August 29, 2020
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Class Fee: $15.00
Instructor: Kris Livingston has 20 plus years of sewing experience. She has a business sewing custom home décor. Visit her website at www.LivingstonCustomDesign.com.Kris also does applique on children’s clothes for a wholesale/retail company.
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 lying around and just can't throw away. The results are beautiful and the possibilities are just about endless!
Date: September 10, 2020
Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Class Fee:  $ 50.00
Instructor:  Lori Adameitz
Barn Quilt
Join The Blue Fox at Affinity for Quilts to create a beautiful barn quilt pattern on a 14”x14” reclaimed wood pallet!
Locally sourced from an old farmhouse by craftsman and farmer, Josh Reinitz of East Henderson Farm, each pallet has a unique quality. Note that the wood is truly reclaimed, meaning each pallet will be completely individual and will have flaws, such as nail holes and small dings. The wood has been carefully selected, pre-sanded, and assembled.
• Choose your design and colors!
• Unique, reclaimed wood pallet
• Step-by-step instruction sheets!
​• 8 designs to choose from!
Social distancing practices and masks are a requirement! Some tables may be placed outdoors if necessary to social distance. Bringing your own hand sanitizer is highly recommended. Class size will be limited to ensure  social distancing.
Date: September 12, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Class Fee: $50.00
Instructors: The Blue Fox
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 and on Facebook.

When: The first Monday of the month
           8:00 am - 10:00 am or 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Diana Wendorf
Class Fee: $20.00/class
2020 Dates:
          September 14, 2020
          October 5, 2020
          November 2, 2020
          December 7, 2020 

Monthly Groups

  • English Paper Piecing Group -  This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The group is an open sew group and there is no fee to join. 
  • Wool Group -  This group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  This group is an open sew group and there is no fee to join. 
  • Patchwork Thursday - This group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  This is an open sew group and there is no fee to join.
  • Featherweight Club - This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  This is an open sew group and there is no fee to join.