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Classes and Workshops

Make Kate’s Open Quilt Studio your new quilting, sewing and embroidery home to learn new techniques, to push past the traditional to try new things that increase your skills. Whether you’re working on your first pieced quilt top, pillowcase, or a challenging piece of textile art to hang on your wall, we are happy to help. Every student and every project is important to us. We offer dynamic bilingual classes for beginners and advanced quilters alike. We can’t wait to share our passion with you!

What you need to bring for Nearly Every Class

Your sewing machine in good working order with the instruction manual and a sewing kit. Sewing kits consist of the following items - needles, thread, seam ripper, scissors, straight pins, pencil/pen and paper (or notebook), quilting ruler, rotary cutter and cutting mat and an extra bobbin. You are welcome to borrow a Bernina or Baby Lock for the day. Just call ahead to verify which machines are available.

Please arrive between 10 - 15 minutes before class so we may begin on time.

How to Choose a Class:

  • Beginner - someone with little to no piecing, quilting, or rotary cutting experience.
  • Confident Beginner - someone with some piecing, quilting, and rotary cutting experience.
  • Intermediate - someone with piecing, quilting, and rotary cutting experience who knows how to add borders and binding. Or has completed a beginner/intermediate class. Someone who is comfortable reading a pattern and reproducing it.
  • Advanced - someone with knowledge of piecing, cutting, angles, curved seams, templates and the finishing details of quilting.

Class Registration Policy:

*Please read carefully before registering for any classes*


  • Register in person, by phone at 506-532-6456 or online at

  • Payment must be made to guarantee your space in class

  • Class registration fees are non-refundable, unless we have an insufficient number of people to fill the class or if there is someone else to fill your spot. 

  • Books or patterns bought for class are non-refundable and non-returnable regardless of class cancellations. 

  • You are responsible to ensure that you get a supply list at least one week prior to class.

  • Please respect those with allergies and refrain from wearing perfumes, scented lotions and hair sprays.

  • Kate’s Open Quilt Studio’s quality materials are preferred, but not a requirement. You will receive 10% off all your class supplies if purchased through Kate’s Open Quilt Studio.

  • Be aware that some classes require pre-class preparations and homework.

  • Basic supplies will not be provided if you forget to bring your own to class. Kate’s Open Quilt Studio requires that you bring your own sewing machine, sewing supplies, rotary cutter, rulers and cutting mats.

  • Please be courteous to your paying classmates and have your cell phones turned off or on silent. If you need to take a call please excuse yourself from the classroom before doing so. 

  • Supplies and fabrics must be purchased prior to the start of class

  • You are required to bring your own sewing machine, and your machine must be in good working order before classes start.

*** Copyrighted Material - Many of the classes we offer will require the purchase of a pattern or book. Since the information contained in these books and patterns is considered ‘copyrighted’ material, it is illegal to photocopy all or any portion of the information.***
This 10 week course will give you a solid foundation to begin creating amazing quilts for your home and for your family and friends. You will master modern cutting and piecing techniques using clear, detailed instructions together with hands-on guidance. We offer a modern way of thinking about quilting, with guides on threads, fabric types, batting, quilting methods and how to use the internet to further your learning. Online Class Available for Class A and Class B sign up. Educator: Ann Mitton

Cost: $ 150.00
This 6 week course will give you a solid foundation to master paper piecing from the basics all the way to creating your own paper pieced block. Educator: Nancy Elaschuck

Cost: $ 140.00
Intimidated by your embroidery machine? Confused as to what threads to use? Does choosing a stabilizer sound like you need a degree in fiber arts? What about needles? And, what the heck is multiple hooping? This 6 week introduction to machine embroidery will teach you the techniques needed, lingo required, and give you the confidence to tackle every project like a pro! Educator: Ann Mitton Online Class Available for Class A and Class B

Cost: $ 140.00
Learn how to quilt your quilts with your Embroidery Machine. This full day class will walk you through the steps of deciding on a quilting pattern, hooping your quilt, and connecting your designs. Plus tips on how to manage a king and queen size quilt! Educator: Ann Mitton

Cost: $ 55.00
Learn the basics of applique techniques in this one day class. Master hand applique, machine applique, needle turned, and raw edge applique. Learn a variety of different styles, techniques, and the various fusibles to make applique a snap! Educator: Nancy Elaschuck

Cost: $ 55.00
Tired of traditional square sampler quilts and want to try something challenging and new? This 10 week Curve It Up sampler takes 12 traditional blocks and makes them modern with curves and new piercing techniques. Certified Sew Kind of Wonderful Educator: Ann Mitton

Cost: $ 140.00
Master the curve in curved quilts with the Quick Curve Mini and fall in love with how easy piecing curves are. Sew Kind of Wonderful Educator: Ann Mitton Online Available for Class A and Class B

Cost: $ 55.00
Make creating a double Wedding Ring Quilt easy with the Sew Kind of Wonderful Method! Don?t be intimidated by this traditional quilt. You will learn to cut and piece curves with ease. Who knew you could sew a curve in a straight line? Certified Sew Kind of Wonderful Educator: Ann Mitton

Cost: $ 55.00
Posh Penelope is a fun scrappy quilt that combines our love for curves with on point sashing and cornerstones! The perfect mix of modern and traditional elements that create a quilt that is timeless. Certified Sew Kind of Wonderful Educator: Ann Mitton

Cost: $ 55.00
Challenge yourself with the next step in the Quick Curve Mini Ruler Series with the Moon Dance pattern. This pattern creates the illusion of overlapping areas which appear to change color in this modern quilt. Orbs and telstars give this quilt a new twist. Certified Sew Kind of Wonderful Educator: Ann Mitton

Cost: $ 55.00
Whether you are a beginner or wish to sharpen your domestic sewing machine quilting skills this class will cover topics such as supplies for quilting, marking options and designing fillers for your machine quilting as well as hands on machine quilting. This class is specifically dealing with fillers. You must have a machine which will drop its feed dogs.

Cost: $ 55.00
It is recommended that youhave taken level 1 or be able to free motion quilt. These doodle birds designs evolved from a fascination with Zen doodles that grew. There are 2 designs for you to choose from. We will cover several free motion designs not covered in level one as well as new ones. You must have a machine capable of dropping the feed dogs for machine quilting.

Cost: $ 55.00
When I was first introduced to ruler work, I thought a new world in machine quilting had opened before me. I was right. Gone were the wavy lines as I stitched in the ditch on my quilts. No longer did I need to draw every quilting line. The ruler quilting world has exploded with rulers for every design quilters could need or imagine. I personally combine ruler work with free motion. Originally designed for long armers, rulers now are available for the domestic machine. A ruler foot is required for your machine and you must have experience in free motion quilting.

Cost: $ 55.00
1 Great Fabric + 1 Block = 1 Stunning Quilt! Brand new technique is all about texture, movement, sparkle, and swirl! Choose a large-scale print, figure yardage, cut and piece these drop-dead gorgeous quilts. Big pieces and clever short-cut methods make these quilts go together faster than you'd think. Master this technique and create dynamic quilts!

Cost: $ 75.00
Make quilting your own quilts achievable with Pauline Rogers two different techniques - Between Blocks and Back to Back. Working with small sections at a time, these techniques eliminate all the bulk and make it possible to quilt a quilt of any size! Online Available for Class

Cost: $ 55.00
Stand-up totes in two sizes have an easy-to-install zippered top that opens wide for easy access to the contents. Each Take A Stand tote features an adjustable, detachable carrying strap and plenty of room for supplies and more. Two zippered pockets on the outside of the tote and two inner mesh pockets keep everything organized and easy to view.

Cost: $ 55.00
For all BERNINA Owners. Learn more about your BERNINA and master new skills. Try out different feet, different features, and complete mini projects while spending the afternoon with other BERNINA owners

Cost: $ FREE