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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.
So....You want to learn to Quilt.......This is the BEST class as we take you from the very beginning to a finished quilt. It is a 5 class series where you will learn the steps of quilting how to choose your fabric, how to cut, how to sew quilting seams, how to use the tools. We will hold your hand through all the steps from beginning to end so you can love quilting as much as we do. Class is $50 for all 5 sessions.

Cost: $ 50.00
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: $ 50.00
Make your own rug using a Jelly Roll and Bosal Katahdin On-A-Roll...available at RYCO !! This makes an area rug that is approximately 28 x 48 in and washable. You can make your rug bigger or smaller by adding or removing strips. You can use any 2-1/2 in strips.

Cost: $ 35.00
The pattern for this 20 in square wall hanging was in the 2017 Quilting For Christmas magazine. You will not need to bring your sewing machine to class. The directions for making the background quilt will be given to you in the first class for you to sew at home.

Cost: $ 20.00
Try your hand at designing your own fabulous quilts with dynamic color in EQ8. EQ8 is an amazing computer quilt design program that is much more fun to learn to use than its earlier versions. You’ll be thrilled at the original designs you can create! Learn the ins and outs of EQ8, as we explore a new topic while we design a new quilt each month. You're welcome to join us at any time as each lesson stands alone. Lots of friendly encouragement to help you feel successful, too.

Cost: $ 15.00
Do you own a serger? Are you a new to serging and want to learn the basics? This class is ideal for a new serger operator or anyone who wants to refresh their skills. We will begin with threading and finish with a take home guide for all three and four thread stitches on your serger. All fabric for samples will be provided for you.

Cost: $ 35.00
Does your serger have cover hem and chain stitch capability? Need a refresher? Never learned how to use these valuable and useful stitches? Two or three thread cover hems are a current sportswear stitch. Chain stitches are versatile and decorative. Join us for a how to class. A serger with three loopers, or a stand alone cover and chain stitch machine. You need to bring a serger with three loopers, or a stand alone cover/chain stitch machine.

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.

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

Cost: $ 20.00
The Pineapple block is the most complex of the Log Cabins. The design radiates from the center and the overlapping angled strips produce a jagged edge that creates a dazzling whirl of motion! We’ll be using the Pineapple Trim Ruler, making this quilt fun and accurate. Mine is a throw-size, but you can make yours as small or as large as you’d like.

Cost: $ 25.00
This 54 x 70 in quilt can be made with a jelly roll or you can cut your own strips. Of course you may want to change the name of your quilt if you use a different color scheme.

Cost: $ 20.00
Kims new Block of the Month ... Enchanted Garden!! From In the Beginning With this BOM, we are once again going to think out of the box (what else is new) We will start with a 3 hour class and you have 3 dates to chose from. The first packet will contain 4 blocks with common fabrics. That packet is $55 as it includes the 3 hour class. Each subsequent pack is $45 and there are only 2 more. You can pick up your subsequent packs quarterly or monthly, If you do monthly, then you can have your quilt done in time for Christmas.

Cost: $ 55.00
Use a variety of green fabrics to create your own wilderness retreat. With a little cabin, a canoe, and a flowing river nearby, you'll want to move there. There is a free class on Sunday Jan 27, 2019 at 9:30 to organize and cut fabric. If you decide to cut the fabric at home, do only what you are comfortable with and bring all left over fabric to class.

Cost: $ 35.00
This charming wall hanging of colored pencils forming a heart finishes at 23 x 26 in. There are 42 pencils which is a great way to use some of your stash or you can purchase a kit ($5 for all the different solid colors for pencil points and $15 for 42 different color prints for the pencils) There are a limited number of kits available.

Cost: $ 25.00
This quilt is a great way to play with color. There are two ways to determine the color scheme for this 55 in x 73 in quilt. You can choose light and dark fabric of the same color or base it in two colors. I chose purple and green. The pinwheel appears as you piece the blocks.

Cost: $ 20.00
Kim's BOM runs for 12 months. Kits will be available for $21 and will include the pattern and fabrics for that months block. It will also include a demo and tips for the block.

Cost: $ 21.00
If you’ve never done paper-piecing before, but always wanted to try it, this is a perfect one to start with. Using 10” squares in contrasting colors, it’s easy to organize and manageable in size. You’ll learn the basics of cutting and sorting your foundation and template papers, arranging and cutting your fabric, and all the ins and outs of paper-piecing these beautiful flying geese blocks. After doing just a few, you’ll be flying along yourself! The pattern makes a throw size, but you can make it any size you want.

Cost: $ 35.00
This is a great scrap quilt. Interlocking chevrons make it look difficult, but it’s all made with flying geese, all made easy with Studio 180 Design’s Wing Clipper I tool. Mine is throw size, but you can make anything from a wall hanging to king size, all by making the geese smaller or larger.

Cost: $ 25.00
“Strings” are all those leftover fabric strips and pieces that float around everyone’s sewing room. To make a string quilt, you start with a foundation fabric or foundation paper, then use an easy sew-and-flip technique to attach strips and scraps to the foundation until the scraps completely cover the foundation. That’s all there is to it! There’s no fussy measuring, no precision cutting, no pattern to worry about, no templates to follow. Each block comes out different, but combined makes for a great quilt that looks surprisingly put-together!

Cost: $ 25.00
The name of this quilt come from the bright fabrics that I chose. You can certainly rename your quilt to match your colors. My finished quilt is 56 in x 63 in. There are other sizes you can make.

Cost: $ 20.00
Sign ups for this class begin at our Teachers Tea on Sept 15, 2018. The pattern for this 78 in x 78 in quilt appeared in Annie's Quilting with pre-cuts. Using 10 in layer cake square is a great way to save time preparing to sew. I used a softer color collection but this quilt is terrific with brightly colored squares.

Cost: $ 25.00
Do stars that have the points cut off bother you. This is the guilt for you. The stars in this quilt float so there is nothing to cut off. No matter the quilting level this quilt will look great. Traditional colors or modern fabrics will all meld together in this old quilt pattern. So, no stress over piecing star points only to have them cut off when you set the block. This quilt is also a great stash buster. Pick a back ground and use your stash for the stars. You can make this quilt bigger by increasing the number of blocks using the same instruction.

Cost: $ 35.00
Have you been thinking of making a Quilt of Valor (QOV)? Not sure what to make. This quilt comes together quickly and meets the QOV requirements. The quilt uses strips to create the stars. Patriotic colors work great in this quilt. If you’d rather use strips that you like that will work. This quilt is also a great stash buster. You can make this quilt bigger by adding borders.

Cost: $ 35.00
This 63 in x 63 in quilt was designed by Kathleen Andrews. The center is a stunning optical illusion or you can substitute a 26 1/2 in square of fabric you like or make your own blocks to equal a 26 1/2 in square. The method for the borders is unusual and different. I learned some new techniques making them.

Cost: $ 35.00
This is a very practical and good looking tote for your cutting mat, rulers and rotary cutters. One side is an ironing board surface and the other is just pretty.

Cost: $ 20.00
The blocks for this quilt are quit accurate because they are cut from strips so that the diagonal seam is already sewn. You can choose from 2 designs. One (L) is made of basic blocks only and is 60 in x 60 in. The 2nd (R) has a white background with an inner and outer border and is 65 in x 65 in

Cost: $ 20.00
This quilt makes a great baby quilt. It goes together quickly and uses 2½ in pre-cuts to make it a great weekend project. When you’re finished you have a beautiful quilt that will get all the woos and awes but not make you pull your hair out.

Cost: $ 30.00
Storm At Sea is a traditional pattern with a twist- there is a heart worked into the design. You choose which size you want to make. Large finishes at 82 in square; or the smaller quilt which finishes at approximately 60 in square. The design is the same just the size of the blocks change. This paper pieced quilt is made with patterns that are folded as you sew new pieces so you never sew on paper. This way you can use the pattern over and over and there is n paper to remove from the blocks.

Cost: $ 35.00
This class is part the Beginner Quilting series. These quilts are designed to teach you another new basic skill in quilting.

Cost: $ 25.00