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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.
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
Experience sewing with a great product~ In-R-Foam and make this sturdy tote This carry all tote can be used for all your sewing tools, craft tools or other items. Keep everything neat and tidy and be able to carry it with you where ever you go..

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Make this twisted star ornament with Cathy!! This also would make a nice wreath!

Cost: $ 10.00
Microwave Cozies for a mug or cup, two different bowl sizes and one for a plate. These make heating up and removing your food from the micro easier and will keep your food and drink warmer. Great for when you are having a party!!

Cost: $ 10.00
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
Get that EQ off the shelf and start using it for all your quilt designs! Each month we explore one powerful tool in EQ and design quilts. Each lesson is designed as a stand-alone so join us any time. Lots of friendly EQ and design help provided to ensure success. 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
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.

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
We will be using the Bargello Pinwheel pattern by Diane McGregor. Because this 62" X 62" quilt is made of sixteen blocks, the bargello work is easier to handle. There are two color groups each made with 10 fat quarters (18" X 21") or their equivalent.

Cost: $ 25.00
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
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
The 12" blocks in this quilt create a simple woven pattern. You can choose to make the size of the sample which is 54" X 65" or follow the amounts in the parenthesis in the instructions to make a 66" X 77" quilt. There is a waiting list for Fall 2018.

Cost: $ 20.00
This 65" X 65" quilt has three types of blocks. The center has split curves, the outer panels are half square triangles, and the corners are four patches. By combing these, unexpected designs occur. There is a waiting list for Fall 2018.

The four square blocks appear to be casting a shadow while floating on a white background. Since this 61” X 74” quilt requires 80 five inch squares, charm packs are great to use. The pattern by Sarah Zimmerman was featured in the Aug/Sept 2017 issue of McCalls Quick Quilts. You can quilt this in one piece or quilt it as two panels and then join them.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
We will be following the pattern Labyrinth Walk by Christopher Florence (The Guilty Quilter). This 84" X 84" quilt looks like a three dimensional maze and is made with just four fabrics that range from dark to light. If you have a receipt from Ryco for the four fabrics, you will get $10 off the price of the class. There is a waiting list for Fall 2018.

Cost: $ 45.00
Does the thought of sewing curves give you anxiety? Don't fear the curve! Students will learn tips and tricks to create a fantastic curve while making blocks needed for the Picnic Petals quilt, designed by Sheri. Class includes step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. This is a good class for quilters who have never sewed curves or those who want to gain more experience.

Cost: $ 30.00
In this class you will learn to use thinner logs and more precision to create a unique creation. The world of Log Cabins allows you so to create a complex arrangement with balance.

Cost: $ 40.00
This will be an all-day class to make a quilt that is approximately 60" X 60". There will be instructions and a supply list available after the New Years. You can, however, still sign up!

Cost: $ 25.00
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
Make you own pillows! Learn to make this 9 patch pillow cover made with alternating fabrics/blocks/triangles , easy machine quilting with zip or envelope closing.

Cost: $ 25.00
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
Quilt As You Go Table Runner. This is an easy and quick pattern that is good for the beginner quilters skill level. It's made using 3 fat quarters for the front and binding 14"x 42" batting and 14" x 42" fabric for the back.

Cost: $ 10.00
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
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
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. Another option is to make strip sets to feature a favorite fabric instead of buying a border print fabric.

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