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2020 Classes & Lectures

We are privileged to offer a variety of classes with experienced teachers. Classes are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. NEW THIS YEAR: Lectures are offered on Friday and  Saturday during show hours. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows, but please register to guarantee your space.

Things to know:​

  • Registration page allows purchase of classes, event tickets and admission. Purchase together and pay only one $1.00 convenience fee per person. It may help to prepare a list of items you are registering for before visiting the registration page.

  • Free show admission by showing your class purchase confirmation sheet at entrance. (Lecture does not include show admission)

  • We have special show pricing on the parking garage. Our ticket is required at the parking garage. Tickets can be purchased through registration.

  • Shuttle from the suggested parking lots & garage runs during show hours on Fri & Sat. You may bring your machine, etc. on the shuttle. Thursday, use curbside drop off on Hewitt Ave.

  • There is elevator access to both floors where classes and show are located. 

  • Cancellation policy: full refund before April 1. April 1-20, 50% refund. After April 20, no refund, however you may transfer to a friend if you let us know of the change.
    If the show is cancelled due to Covid19, all items will be refunded 100%.

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  • Classes begin at 9:00am or 1:00pm.      (exception Freehand Freedom @12:30)

  • Location of classes will be given at check-in desk.

  • Verify class days and times to avoid booking two at the same time.

  • Kit fees are paid directly to the teacher at class.

  • Download Planning Sheet here to help schedule your classes and events.


Please visit The Creamery in Marysville and tell them you saw they are a sponsor for The Everett Quilt Show. Thank you Creamery for the lovely treats at our Vintage Textiles lecture on Saturday!

My students did a fabulous job, and we all had a fun time.  I hope
they enjoyed my class as much as I did.



Lecture: A Fine Line, Creating the Quilting Design

Melody Crust

Saturday, May 2



The emphasis of this lively lecture is the creative use of the quilted line for both traditional and non-traditional quilters. Melody will help answer the "what, why & how" of your quilting project. Learn the thinking process in selecting an appropriate quilt design.

Chicken Challenge

Ann Shaw

Thursday, April 30



Chickens have often found their way into the quilt world. Small wonder, given the astonishing variety of plumage in chicken breeds. Among the most memorable poultry quilts are the charming chickens and roosters created by Ruth McDowell ( In this class, you will select from several patterns to create your chicken wall hanging. A brief discussion introduces the methods and techniques of freezer paper templates. You will then prepare a freezer paper template for your chicken pattern and begin the process of selecting fabrics for your design. We will also discuss sewing methods and the order to complete your wall hanging

Joining the Blocks: Quilt-As-You-Go Style *Companion to Super Fast Bindings

Melody Crust

Friday, May 1



Learn to join pre-quilted blocks using several innovative techniques. Go home ready to make larger machine quilted quilts without all the work of trying to get it into your machine. The Quilt-As-You-Go method allows for more detailed quilting using a standard sewing machine since you're only quilting a small section at a time.

Freehand Primer

Susan Smith

Friday, May 1



Supply List: Domestic sewing machine with the ability to drop the feed dogs, free motion foot (usually a "c" or "o" shape, with a spring on the shank), at least 2 quilting sandwiches, 12 - 14 inches square (use muslin or solid color fabric, and low-loft batting), matching thread, quilting gloves (fabric gardening gloves with rubberized tips work well too), water or air soluble marking pen, 12" ruler scissors or snips

Develop free motion quilting skills by practicing the same motions used in handwriting. These repetitive shapes look great on their own when used in borders and small spaces, but their magic is in how they improve control and accuracy. It all adds up to elevating your competency and skill level. Domestic machine and some experience free motion quilting required.

Lecture: Line, Shape & Design Quilts

Ann Shaw

Friday May 1



Ann will share her approach to pieced pictorial quilts. Grounded in photo composition and the concept of "gesture." You will learn how design choices influence the look of a quilt. A series of examples illustrate the interplay of piecing and the use of unexpected fabric selections that are distinctive to this style of patchwork. Audience questions will be welcome at the end of the lecture.

Barn Quilt Design

Vickie MacMillan

Friday, May 1


$60 Students are asked to bring a roll of green FROGTAPE (.94 in. x 60 yds), hair dryer & scissors

Paint your own barn quilt! Class includes a short talk on what makes American barns unique, the history of painting on barns, of quilting in America and how these ideas meet in the art of barn quilting. We will learn taping and paint application using exterior house paint and wood prepared for outdoor use. Students create their own individual piece to take home. Boards are prepared ahead. Students choose the design they would like to paint at the time they register for class.

Beginner Embroidery & Coloring Class

Sylvia Harden

Saturday, May 2



Kit fee: $10 paid to teacher at class, includes items to complete project. Students bring: 1 embroidery hoop- 6 or 8 inch & 1 small scissors

Ever been interested in embroidery but didn’t know where to start? In this class you will simply color the design with crayons and then embroider, learning four basic stitches: back stitch, satin stitch, stem stitch and French knot.

Lecture: Vintage Textiles and Tea with Susan

Susan Smith

Saturday, May 2



New Event! Vintage Textiles and Tea with Susan. Your ticket includes tea and treats (supplied by The Creamery) along with an interesting lecture on vintage textiles. Find hidden gems in vintage quilt tops. Assess your vintage top for quality, discoloration, and damage. Learn specific ways to evaluate and address all or parts of these factors; what types of fibers to add to your project (thread, batting, etc.), and how to reinforce and square up a fragile top. Through the process, find ways to honor the past maker in your project. 2 hours

Super Fast Bindings *Companion to Joining the Blocks

Melody Crust

Friday, May 1



Is binding the quilt your least favorite part? Bindings and piping are a snap with this no-fail completely machine-stitched method. In this class you will be making a sample to take home to keep as a "how to" example for your own quilts. Binding will never be the same again!

Watermelon Placemats (Judy Niemeyer Design

Carol Hattan

Saturday, May 2



Contact to buy pattern & get supply list. Pattern only - $30 +tax. Student is required to bring working sewing machine including all items on the supply list. Papers will be cut in class. Fabric list is on back of supply list. Feel free to make the pattern into lemons, oranges or limes. Full kit available for six watermelons and the pattern for $80 please, contact me at least a week before class.

The six cute Watermelon Placemats provide a perfect one-day class project to learn how to work with patterns by Judy Niemeyer. Carol Hatten is a certified instructor for Quiltworx. While making one placemat in class you will learn foundation piecing, cutting, and preparation, template use, curve piecing, floating points, paper piecing, and about good tools for paper piecing. The pattern includes papers to complete forms.

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