A Quilter's Garden, 342 River St, Montpelier VT 05602

Class Information

Fabric, Notions, Books and Patterns purchased for these classes will receive a 10% discount! 
(Excluding block of the month fabrics and patterns)

Please note you will need to purchase the items that are required for each class unless it is stated on the supply list that they are included in the fee.  To continue to offer great classes at A Quilter's Garden, we encourage you to consider us as your first choice when purchasing class supplies and fabrics. 
We have up to six seats per class and in most cases require a three student minimum to continue a class.   If you are interested in taking a class please stop in or call us at 802-223-2275 to reserve your spot.  We do offer machine rentals for classes too.  Our registration and cancellation policies are below.

Class Schedule
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Upcoming Classes, Events and Programs

This guide class is specially designed to support our New BERNINA Machine owners, including bernette models. This Basic Operations class will walk you through the features of your new machine. By the time you complete the class you will be able to take off your training wheels and sew away...but, we are always here if you hit a bump in the road!!! These classes are free for those who purchased their machine at A Quilter's Garden ($45 for those that purchased their machine elsewhere).

This guide class is specially designed to support our New BERNINA Machine owners, excluding B1008 models. This Stitch Fun class is a continuation of the Workbook 1 class. These classes are free for those who purchased their machine at A Quilter's Garden ($45 for those that purchased their machine elsewhere).

This hands-on class will provide the basics for machine quilting using your home sewing machine. Leave class with the confidence and skill to begin quilting your own quilts on your home sewing machine!

Cost: $ 25.00
Want to learn the basics of piecing a quilt? Short on time? This class is for you! In this class you will learn about rotary cutting, machine piecing with an accurate scant 1/4" seam, block setting and adding borders.

Cost: $ 50.00
Choose one great fabric and with just one block you'll create a one of a kind quilt. No fussy cutting, only straight seams.

Cost: $ 50.00
Just like an old time sewing bee, get together with friends or make new friends in our classroom. Offered Friday's through the end of February. Stay from 10am til 3pm or a portion of the day. Bring your own project. Our staff is always available to offer assistance.

Cost: $ FREE
Yes you can use rulers when quilting on your home machine. Join Paula for tips and techniques so you can gain the confidence needed to quilt your next quilt using rulers to easily achieve incredibly smooth lines, curves and motifs.

Cost: $ 25.00
Got leftovers - maybe a bin of left over scraps and strips and strings? Let's get creative! And lets us them up! Play along with Paula to create a string quilt that is uniquely your own. This class is great for beginners, experienced quilters and anyone in-between.

Cost: $ 40.00
Ohhhh there are so many different triangle units and so many ways to sew them. Join Paula for tips and techniques on piecing half-square triangle, quarter-square triangle, flying geese and square in a square units.

Cost: $ 25.00
Tucker University is a 12 month series of technique classes for the Studio 180 Design tools and techniques. Each class will cover a different tool to help quilters build their skills and accuracy and learn ways to expand on the use of each tool. Using Deb's tools is contagious.

Cost: $ 35.00
We are having a Shop Hop "House Block" contest. All entries must be received by March 14th (one entry per person) and will be displayed during the Shop Hop. Customers will be asked to vote on their favorite. The Viewer's choice award will be announced around March 28 and the lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the shop.

2018 Vermont Shop Hop - 14 Shops - 10 days - great prizes! March 16 through March 25 - extended hours!

We are participating in the Kaffe Fassett Mystery BOM which is a 10 month program beginning in March. Sign ups for this event have closed.

A two-day comprehensive quilt symposium that demystifies seemingly complex concepts, teaches mastery of unique techniques, and harnesses the power of the ever-elusive muse of creativity.


Party At the Garden!!
- Why not let your guests learn a new skill and make something fabulous while you celebrate? Here's a list of some types of parties we offer. If you have an idea, let us know and we'll have coffee and talk about it!

Sew Cool Kids Birthday Package - 2.5 hours of fun!! Make a project of your choosing such as a groovy tote bag or a pillowcase. We'll discuss all the options with you when you book your party. We also provide goody bags! You bring cupcakes or cake and paper goods. We'll provide juice, water and cleanup. 8 kids $300.00

Baby Shower: 2.5 hours. Each guest will make a quilt block for the baby-to-be. Our staff will finish the quilt for the lucky mama! Water, coffee and tea included. You bring cake, snacks and paper goods and additional beverages if desired. Up to 8 people. $300.00 and up.

Class Registration and Cancellation Policy

Class Registration Don't wait to register. We pride ourselves on our large, clean classroom; but to ensure that each student has space to work, class sizes are limited. In most cases we require a minimum of three students, and a class will be cancelled if that number is not met. Fees are due when you register. This will hold your space in the class. You may register over the phone, in person at the shop, or by mail, using a credit card, cash or check. If a class that you are interested in is full, we can put your name and phone number on our waiting list. All classes have a supply list of necessary items. Some of the classes require homework before class. Please review your supply list when you receive it so we can answer any questions. We respect the copyrights of books and patterns. Students are required to have their own book/pattern for class. Class supplies can be purchased at our shop at a 10% discount. We want your project to last at least a lifetime, so we work very hard to ensure that items used for classes are in stock and of the highest quality.

Cancellation Policy You will receive a full refund if we cancel the class. If you notify us up to one week before the scheduled class you will receive a store credit towards another class. No refund or credit will be given if cancellation occurs less than 7 days before a class. Make up classes due to weather (or our need to reschedule a class) will be arranged. 

Our policy for bad weather, if Washington County schools are closed due to bad weather, all classes for that day and evening will be canceled and rescheduled.

Sewing Machine Rentals for Classes Don't want to deal with the hassle of bringing your machine to class! Not a problem. BERNINA sewing machines are available to rent for any of our clubs, classes, or workshops. The rental fee is $20 for a full day or $10 for a half day or less. (Advanced notice may be required).  Please note that thread and sewing instructions are not included in the rental fee.