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Ryco offers LOTS of fun classes and in a variety of ways. The Super Beginner classes for quilting and sewing start at the very beginning and you will finish the series with a finished project. Other classes are taught by talented teachers that run their classes within the RYCO family. You can contact them directly to schedule times and fees.
The most popular silhouette is the tunic. If you learn one then you can add sleeves, change neck lines. So this is the first of a series based upon The Tunic Bible. In this class you will learn to change the bust apex, make facings for sleeves holes and neck line and raise or lower the waist line. there are many steps to adjusting a pattern to you and this the beginning.

Cost: $ 60.00
This 5 class series takes a SUPER beginner quilter from the very beginning steps of quilting (how to cut, seams, tools) to a totally finished quilt. We start at the very beginning, hold your hand through all the steps from beginning to end so you can love quilting as much as we do. Class is $45 for all 5 sessions.

Cost: $ 45.00
This 5 class series is designed for the VERY beginning student. You will start at step one with how to use your machine, about fabrics, how to sew various types of seams, how to press, how to use basic tools, etc. Then you will sew three projects - a pillow case. an apron and a tote bag

Cost: $ 45.00
Basic beginner Log Cabin teaches the basic building your block using Jelly Rolls or cut strips. the instructions follow Eleanor Burns techniques. You can make any size desired.

Cost: $ 30.00
This is a great way to make the older children feel special too. Create a bag with their favorite candy. This zippered bag can be used for their special items.

Cost: $ 15.00
Come learn how to make Christmas ornaments for the upcoming holiday with Sue Angell! Christmas trees, snowflakes, candy cane, drum and heart.

Cost: $ 10.00
My your own cosmetic bag. This bag can be used for many different things. There are 3 different sizes to choose from.

Cost: $ 20.00
Make your own collection of daffodils in vases on a shelf to enjoy all year long. The daffodils are three dimensional with beads in the centers. There are seven flowers and five vases. This finishes at approximately 20” X 25 1/2”

Cost: $ 25.00
These sturdy baskets are made using strips of fabric, fusible foam and zig zag machine stitching. There are 3 different sizes all with an optional cover.

Cost: $ 25.00
Using Jelly Rolls you will make this woven basket. One Jelly will make four baskets.

Cost: $ 20.00
Make this twisted star ornament with Cathy!! This also would make a nice wreath!

Cost: $ 10.00
Learn how to make a lovely wool felt wall hanging for the upcoming Thanksgiving with Cathy!

Cost: $ 10.00
Using this Christmas tree panel you will be making a quilted wall hanging that actually lights up.

Cost: $ 20.00
Finally a wall hanging where you can change the pictures whever you wish! The directions for this wall hanging are for either four block or nine block quilts that will hold 4" X 6" photographs. The four block finishes as a 22" X 26" quilt and the nine block finishes at as a 30" X 36" quilt. This would make a great wall hanging for a child's room, or make it for a baby or wedding present, or a reminder of a special trip. Your choice of fabrics will make it truly unique. You may want to consider adding buttons as a decoration.

Cost: $ 20.00
In celebration of America Recycles Day in November, come and learn how to repurpose bird seed and animal feed bags into handy reusable tote bags. These bags cannot be recycled, so the next best thing to do is to repurpose them! Bonnie Combs of Bird Brain Designs will bring a variety of bags to work with and show you how to cut, assemble and sew these beautiful bags into functional totes! You just bring your sewing machine and some thread.

Cost: $ 10.00
Make this wine bottle cover from your favorite fabric or theme

Cost: $ 15.00
A great way to keep your sewing tools handy and in one location. No more fumbling around trying to find them.

Cost: $ 15.00
Tuffets are a touch of whimsy for your home that blend with all decors and bridge the gap between design and function. In addition to being heirloom home accents, they make treasured gifts for special occasions including weddings, new babies, anniversaries and special birthdays. A Tuffet Finishing Kit includes a furniture quality, 17 in diameter wood round, drilled and sanded, upholstery foam,18in circle/ 6in deep, Dacron batting 40in square, half dome 2 1/2in button form, t nuts and gathering cords. The Finishing Kit fee is payable to the instructor at the first class session (this is in addition to the supplies needed to make one tuffet)

Cost: $ 159.00
In this hand applique class you'll be using Wool Felt and the Summer Sample Pattern. You'll learn various applique and embroidery techniques to make the blocks. Once the blocks are competed you will sew them together to make a quit and a border will be added. Students make select different hand applique patterns as well.

Cost: $ 10.00
A 2 hour hands on class where you learn to navigate your machine, clean it, adjust your own tension, and oiling. Get comfortable threading your own Serger. Please bring your own tools.

Cost: $ 60.00
Each month we tackle one of EQ's amazing abilities and design a virtual quilt or two as we learn. Students are welcome to jump in to the group at any point with extra help available as students work their way through the lesson's handout. Color and design tips are included as we create amazing virtual quilts while learning how to use EQ7. Lessons are planned to be frustration free and lots of fun! We will l be spending the fall months studying color and exploring how using EQ to expand our use of more facets of color can increase the beauty of our quilts.

Cost: $ 15.00
Classes are held every Monday and Saturday. 10 - 12 and 1 - 3. Thursday Evening after 5 -7 Rental Hours are Sat 9:30 - 5:30 and Thurs Evening 4 - 8 Make your own quilt from start to finish on our Handi Quilter machines! Take our 2 Hr. class to learn everything you need to know to know about our Long Arm, Simple 16 or Sweet 16 machines. You can then rent the machines to quilt your own quilts instead of trying to bunch it up under your home sewing machine. Rental fee: Avante Long Arm $22.00 per hour Simple 16 $20.00 per hour Sweet 16 $18.00 per hour The Beginner class - $60 we provide everything and it is 2 hours. The Pantograph class- $60 for two hours, you do it on YOUR quilt,(yes you can continue after class at $22 / hour) The Ruler class learn to use rulers on the long arm $60 for 2 hours - you will use our rulers. The Pro-Stitcher Class - here you learn to use the computerized program to quilt your quilts, specifically the drag and drop feature, $60 for 2 hours.

Learn to maintain your own machine - a 2 hour hands on class where you learn to navigate your machine, clean it, adjust your own tension, oiling and basic maintenance. Please bring your own tools

Cost: $ 30.00
Every Monday at 9:30 unless we are closed due to a holiday. Come join this dedicated group who make quilts for families who have experienced a tragedy in their life, for the homeless and for those who have served our country that have come home and are struggling. Their quilts have been given to children who have deployed military parents, children with cancer and women and children in shelters and the elderly in nursing homes. The group not only serves our community here in RI but has sent many quilts to victims of devastating hurricanes and to our wounded Military men and women in Afghanistan US based Hospitals.

Come in any Thurs 5:00 to 8:00. Bring in whatever your working on. If you need help with any sewing project Sue, who has a wealth of sewing knowledge, will be here to help with any problems..or just come in to sew and socialize with others of like interest. It's a fun way to stay connected!

Cost: $ 10.00
This quilt is designed for beginners who have taken the basic level quilt class. It measures approximately 60” X 60” and features a fabric that you really like in the larger squares.

What a fun design but let Keri take the fear out of the curves. This is the first in her learning to master curve series.....following the creative technique in "A new spin on Drunkard's Path". There are two segments to this class. You can make any size quilt you wish.

Cost: $ 30.00
This quilt is a modern twist on the drunkards Path quilt. You can use new skills in sewing arcs together with out of the box color choices to complete this quilt. This class is the third installment of the Drunkards Path series and uses the book A New Spin On Drunkards Path by John Kubiniec

Cost: $ 30.00
This project of birch trees in the fall is offered in two sizes: 25" X 27" or 45" X 49". Please let me know which size you will be doing so you get the appropriate supply list. The background color blocks are sewn on a foundation called Create a Pattern and then trimmed to size. FULL, THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR 2018

Cost: $ 30.00
The Waddington Road Sampler, a traditional pieced block featuring and optional center block

Cost: $ 25.00
This is a simple pattern using all fat quarters.

Cost: $ 25.00
This quilt is a varation of Twists and Turns, a pattern in the winter 2016 "qulity" magazine. The pattern makes me think of the links in a chain link fence. You can make the quilt with just four colors for the links (The picture of this quilt will be added soon.) on a white or print background (64" X80") or you can use up to 26 different fabrics - think "stash" - for links on a neutral background (64" X 64"). FULL, There is a waiting list for 2018

Cost: $ 25.00
This pattern is for experienced quilters. Quilt is made up of large blocks trimmed with 2 side frames. This is a great way to show off fabric designs that are larger. Finished size is approximately 80 x 67"

Cost: $ 30.00
Amazing how simple tonal scrapes can add dimension to this Christmas tree Wall Hanging! Make a whole new look by using different Christmas prints! Great gift or Christmas decoration for the home!

Cost: $ 20.00
Use the cut and fold technique to create nine different designs for a 48" square piece of use this as the center of a larger quilt by adding wide borders.

Cost: $ 25.00
Improve your paper piecing skills by making the Dragonfly Dance block. Sheri will walk you through all of the steps while demonstrating tips and tricks for staying organized, working efficiently and achieving precise alignments. We’ll also review finishing the quilt top and quilting tips. This workshop is geared towards the confident beginner / intermediate foundation paper piecer.

Cost: $ 30.00
If you're a beginner and want to advance your skills this is a class for you. You take 4 fabrics and cut them uniquely and arrange them with character.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn to make the four patch squares using a time saving strip piecing technique. These are alternated with a square of your featured fabric for an interesting quilt. This pattern creates a quilt that is approximately 51” X 57” however we will adapt yardage requirements for any size you wish.

Cost: $ 25.00
This pattern is in the book More Twist - and - Turn Bargello Quilts by Eileen Wright. I made the sample with 2" wide strips rather than 1 1/2" and increased the width of the rows in the chart on page 42 by 1/2" each. So the sample quilt with two borders finished at 62" X 67". I increased the size of the quilt to make it easier to work with the pieces. You will not be using pins while sewing the bargello except to label strip sets and rows. FULL, There is a waiting list for 2018.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn how to make the Big Island Blossom block, a modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian quilts. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare the applique (including folding, cutting and basting) and how to apply the motif using needle-turn applique techniques. Learn how Sheri designed the block so you can design your own templates for future projects. We will also review quilting tips and traditional Hawaiian quilting resources. By the end of class, students will have most of the block (finished size: 32 x 32 in) basted and will start practicing needle-turn applique.

Cost: $ 30.00
This pattern uses four fabrics to create a stunning three dimensional effect.

Cost: $ 45.00
Learn To Piece Curves

Cost: $ 30.00
Kim's BOM will be held on the 3rd Sat of each month and runs for 12 months. On the 3rd sat of each month a kit will be available for $25 and will include the pattern and original Batik fabrics for that months block. It will also include a demo and tips for the block. The last month will include quilt top assembly instructions, pattern and fabric for pieced borders, outer borders and binding to complete the quilt top. (backing and batting are not included) Your finished quilt will be 102 x 102 in Kit availability is limited so sign up early! is a $25 non- refundable registration fee that will be applied to the last months kit.

Cost: $ 25.00
Do you have finished blocks from a class you took to lean a new technique and don't know what to do with them? This class is for you! Learn to finish blocks and make a beautiful quilt or interesting wall hanging. This class is the second installment of the Drunkards Path series and uses the Peacock Alley pattern in the book A New Spin On Drunkards Path by John Kubiniec

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn (or refresh) binding techniques for the perfect finish to your quilt projects with Sue Angell!

Cost: $ 10.00
The PhD part stands for Projects Half Done. This part of the class is where you can bring in a project from one of my classes that you need more time or help with and I will be able to work with you.

Cost: $ 10.00
his 62" X 62" quilt is a varation on a Rail Fence block. The pattern appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Quilting Quickly with the name Belle Prairie. The blocks are set on point with cornerstones in the sashing. Because this quilt is made with thirty eight 2 1/2" WOF strips, you may choose to use a jelly roll. If you purchase the jelly roll at Ryco, you will get $5 off the price of the class. You will need to divide the 2 1/2" wide strips into two color groups of 19 each. I used 19 cool and 10 warm colored fabrics from my stash. It is OK to cut two or three strips from the same fabric FULL There is a waiting list for 2018.

Cost: $ 25.00
This quilt is smaller and would make a wonderful baby quilt. You can use your new skills in sewing arcs together with baby print or pastels colors and make an interesting quilt for a new addition to the family. This class is the forth installment of the Drunkards Path series and uses the book A New Spin On Drunkards Path by John Kubiniec.

Cost: $ 30.00
Break down the fear of Paper Piece. Once you know the secrets you'll be able to do any type of Paper Piece blocks

Cost: $ 45.00
This table topper is approximately 42" wide and is made with a 60 degree ruler and a border print fabric. You could also use this as a center medallion in a quilt. $20 per class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn how to make the Wedding/Friendship Knot block (18 x 18 in), designed by Sheri. This block incorporates machine piecing and hand needle-turn applique. Students will learn how to prepare the applique (including fabric cutting and piecing) and how to apply the motif using needle-turn applique techniques.

Cost: $ 30.00
The class that follows beginning sewing. You learn to read a pattern, cut it out, french seams, hems, waistbands and elastic. Launch your beginner skills.

Cost: $ 20.00
This carefree jacket that has a self-faced front opening, can be made with either a 3/4 length sleeve or a full length sleeve. You can choose the finished length of your jacket. this is a great project in beginning garment construction.

Cost: $ 30.00
In this class you will be making a robe using the Tunic Bible Pattern. You'll learn to pivot a dart and change it to soft gathers. You'll be putting in a center front zipper changing a center front to an open front and you'll learn to set in a sleeve.

Cost: $ 40.00