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Classes

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.

Quilting Classes


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
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 have 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 Designers 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 everyones 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
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
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
I call my version Tabby Triangles - variation of Tula Pink's Tabby Mountain. The original pattern is a download. I made mine w/scraps + Kona solids. Tool the small or large 30 degree triangle ruler. My version uses the small. Original the large. Students can choose to make any size triangles with a little tweaking.

Cost: $ FREE
The "strip tube technique" we'll use to make these classic "Trip Around the World" blocks is fun and easy enough for beginners, yet challenging enough for seasoned quilters too. There are limitless possibilities for fabric selection and placement. There are no special tools required. All you need is your sewing machine and a seam ripper. You can make any size you wish, but you might have so much fun you might just keep making blocks and blocks and never stop!

Cost: $ 25.00