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.

Due to Covid-19 we will not be providing lunch for our classes.  Feel free to bring your own lunch or visit some of the great restaurants in beautiful downtown White Bear Lake. 

 

Classes

 
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: $8.00/class
2020 Dates:
     
          October 5, 2020
          November 2, 2020
          December 7, 2020 
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:
             
               October 23, 2020
               November 20, 2020 (moved due to Thanksgiving)
               December 18, 2020 (moved due to Christmas)        
Intro to Sashiko
Are you ready to try something new? This introductory class will get you started Sashiko stitching a beautiful 12x12" design that can be made into a pillow, wall hanging, or decorative towel!
Sashiko is an ancient form of Japanese decorative stitching using a drawn-on, grid- like pattern and a heavier weight thread. The stitching is fun, and the results are gorgeous!
Class Kit and supplies not included, however, class attendees will receive a 20% discount off kit and supplies. Excludes thimbles.
This is a one time 3 hour class.
Dates & Times:
Oct 6, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Oct 20, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructor: Tammy Berry
Class Fee: $15.00
Quilted Card Workshop
In this fun and creative workshop you will learn how to make these 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: October 24, 2020
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Class Fee: $15.00
Instructor: Kris Livingston
Sew Organized Workshop

Learn how to make this super useful and adorable storage item! Taught by the designer herself you will learn how to construct this multipurpose design. This project features eight useful pockets, a pincushion and is supported by a sturdy steel frame. Grab your friends, some fun fabric and start sewing!
Date: October 28, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Instructor: Joanne - Fat Quarter Gypsy
Class Fee: $35.00
Moda Stitch Pink Sew-Along
Please join Affinity For Quilts for the Moda Stitch Pink Sew-Along.  For more than twenty years, health organizations around the world have come together for the month of October to campaign for increased awareness of breast cancer. From educating people about the importance of early screening to raising funds for research into its cause. 

Moda Fabrics designed a  
Sampler Quilt to be shared as a daily free pattern beginning on Thursday, October 1, 2020.  Kits for the quilt will be available  to purchase beginning September 15th (providing the fabric arrives on schedule).  We will e-mail a new block pattern daily during the month of October, including Saturdays and Sundays, to those participating, with the Final Assembly instructions delivered on Saturday, October 31st. 

Affinity For Quilts will be donating $20.00 for each kit sold to the Breast Cancer Resource Center.  Kits will be selling for $109.99.  Call us at 651-429-1039 to reserve your kit today.
Date:
October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Time:
Sampler block patterns will be delivered daily to participants by email
Class Fee:
This pattern is free. Kits will be available for purchase beginning September 15, 2020 for $109.99.  Affinity For Quilts will donate $20.00 for each kit sold to The Breast Cancer Resource Center.
Sashiko Club
Have you just started Sashiko stitching? Or are you ready to just get out and about to work on your hand-projects with some like-minded, creative people? We introduce the Sashiko Sunday Stitching Club! During this time you will be able to work on your own individual projects and get tips and pointers from other stitchers and our beloved instructor Tammy Berry.
Participants will recieve a 15% coupon for their Sashiko supplies, and fabric purchases.
Discount excludes: Notions, Kits, Patterns, Precuts and Wool.
Date: November 1&15
Time: 11:00AM-3:00PM
Instructor: Tammy Berry
Cost: $10.00/person
Eco-Friendly Tote Bag

Make this attractive shopping bag to keep in your purse, or put in a loved-one's stocking!  This bag folds into its own inner 4” x 6” pocket for compact storage. Opened, it measures 15” x 18” and has handles for easy carrying. This project has many opportunities for personal creativity...all you need are two fun, coordinating fabrics and whatever embellishments you like, Buttons, quilted designs, the options are endless. 

Date:  November 7, 2020
Time:  9:30am-Noon
Class Fee: $30.00
Instructor:  Kris Livingston

Christmas Trees
Looking for something fun and different to do.  Then join Diana as she leads you through making these delightful Christmas Trees.  These trees are a great way to use up left over batting and Christmas fabric strips.   Fabric kits will also be available.

Date:  Sunday, November 8, 2020
Time:  12:30pm-4:30pm
Class Fee:  $25.00
Instructor:  Diana Wendorf
Twirl -n- Spin Table Runner
Join Affinity Instructor Stacy Klucas for this fun and patriotic table runner. This class will use the Creative Grids 60-Degree Diamond Ruler - a wonderful tool to have for this pattern. If you don’t have one, a regular 60-degree ruler will work with some changes. If you’d like something other than patriotic colors, that can work too - just make sure your fabrics go from light to dark for this pattern to work as intended.

Date: November 14, 2020
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Class Fee: $25.00
Instructor: Stacy Klucas

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.