Classes


Need a super cute and versatile purse for the spring and summer? The Barbados Bag by Pink Sand Beach Design is for you! To make class time more efficient, we will be offering a cutting seminar on Sunday 10 March from 1-2. This session is included in your class fee, so no extra charge.

Cost: $ 45.00
Our third Bag It! class is the Noodlehead Maker's Tote. This is a fabulous bag if you carry 'stuff'. And who doesn't carry stuff!?! The largest tote could double as a diaper bag and the smaller tote could double as a purse. Take a look and fall in love with yet another great bag!

Cost: $ 40.00
Join our Bag It! series where we will be making a variety of bags. You can join us for one class or all of them - we don't judge (or count) the number of bags you have in your collection! PROJECT BAG PATTERN DETAILS Keep all your projects organized with a Project Bag Pattern by Annie. With zippered enclosures to keep everything secure and a vinyl window to see what's inside, you will never have to worry about misplacing what you store in there. The pattern includes instructions on how to make four different size totes: small 6"x10", medium 10"x12", large 13"x13", and extra-large 16"x16". Recommended materials and instructions are included with the Project Bag Pattern.

Cost: $ 35.00
If you are a member of any of our BOM programs, this is dedicated class room time for you! Sit with your fellow BOM'ers and chat and sew, or we are here to help if you get stuck! Please reserve your space ahead of time, as our BOM participants exceed our classroom space!

Cost: $ FREE
If you haven't done any English Paper Piecing or are a little rusty, join us for a getting started class! Why are we offering this? First, we LOVE a great EPP pattern. AND we are having our first EPP Block of the Month program kicking off in March. So we want to make sure anyone interested in the program has enough time to brush up on their EPP skills before the BOM kicks off.....

Cost: $ 25.00
Join us 4 times per year on the fifth Friday for super special savings!

Cost: $ FREE
Our Hexplosion BOM will be a little different than our other BOM programs. Hexplosion is built around a large collection of hexagons that are very fussy and mind bending to work through. So we are scheduling the first 3 months as classes so we can sit down and walk through all the things to think about when selecting fabric and cutting the pieces.

Cost: $ 29.99
This is the second Hexplosion session, designed to build out the next layer of your quilt's focal point. Once again focusing on fussy cutting and fabric selection. You will also be able to look at our store samples to get a sense of your color and design options. This is the hardest round of the focal point!

Cost: $ 29.99
This is the session that will help you finish the focal point of your Hexplosoin quilt. All of your subsequent hexagons will build off of the colors, designs and feel of your focal point. So we are spending extra time getting your launching point right so the rest of the quilt goes smoothly.

Cost: $ 29.99
Learn how to foundation paper piece so you are ready for our upcoming Block of the Month! Many people are afraid of it, but once you get the hang of the technique, nothing offers the precision and intricacy that foundation paper piecing can offer

Cost: $ 35.00
Do you want to learn a new technique to use fabric? Have you seen the stunning rooster, seahorse and pigs hanging on our walls and think to yourself 'boy, I wish I knew how to do that'. This is your opportunity to learn! This is a 3 session class that will walk you through the process of getting started and will get you to the point where you can finish the project. There will be homework, as there is a lot of fussy cutting that you can do at home while watching TV.

Cost: $ 45.00
If you are just learning how to quilt, it is critical to get the basics down for long term success. Today we will focus on accurate construction of the 4 Patch and 9 Patch and how to piece them the 'old fashioned' way as well as strip piecing them for speed. These blocks are always tricky for accuracy in sewing and pressing and even the best quilter has to get her nemesis the seam ripper out occasionally to fix a wobbly 4 or 9 patch!

Cost: $ 25.00
This class focuses one of the most versatile and widely used set of units - the Half and Quarter Square Triangles. There are many ways to make them depending upon the size and quantity needed and the scrappiness of your quilt. We will show you multiple methods for piecing the block accurately and give you tips and tricks we have learned through multiple failures :) If you are also taking the 4 and 9 Patch classes, we suggest using the same or coordinating fabric so we can show you how to bring the various units together into a unique block of your own design.

Cost: $ 25.00
Interested in Quilting but not sure where to start? Not sure what fabrics go together to look good? Then this class is for you! We will be making a lap size quilt using the Yellow Brick Road pattern from Atkinson Designs, a great go to pattern that you will use over and over again and can be expanded to larger sizes as needed. A full day class that will teach you basics of fabric selection, cutting techniques, 1/4" seam skills and basic piecing using various size squares and a final border to frame the entire quilt top. You probably will not get the entire quilt top done in the day, but we will have you well on your way to finish it at home or you can come in and finish it at the shop during a sew in. At the end, you will have a lap size quilt top to show off your efforts!

Cost: $ 55.00
This class teaches you the basics needed so you can rent our HQ machines in the Studio. Included in the class are a set of zipper leaders and 1 zinger for your small scissors as well as a series of handouts for reference. The class is 3 hours long and will include demo/lecture and hands on usage. New in 2019, you will also get a half day rental included in your class fee so you have time on your own to practice setting up and quilting!

Cost: $ 99.00
Join us for an afternoon class where you have time to start and finish a small project! These are intended to be great gifts or items you can use in your daily life! January/July - Gadget Cushion February/August - Wine Shades March/September - Slide & Clasp Bag April/October - Small Tote May/November - Gift Card Holder June/December - Wine Bottle Bag

Cost: $ 25.00
Join us for the annual Spring Ohio One Stop Shop Hop. As always, this is held in the Nutter Center just outside of Dayton, Ohio about a 45 minute drive from the shop. A small entry fee at the door gives you access to over 35 fabulous booths full of quilts, supplies and inspiration! And don't forget to bring your scissors, as the sharpening station is usually set up and ready to get your tools sharpened.

Cost: $ FREE
Join us the first Saturday of each month to work on your projects. No class fee. 10 AM - 4 PM. Call and register to reserve your seat!

The fourth Thursday will vary between classes on Tshirt Quilts and Tool Demonstrations Intro to TShirt Quilts is a lecture only class and will discuss the planning and materials required to get started on your TShirt quilt journey. $10 of your $15 class fee will be credited against the "Starting Your TShirt Quilt" class if you take it in the 2019 calendar year.

Cost: $ 15.00
Join us to get started on your TShirt quilt! We will get you over the initial hump to get started and from there you will be able to finish your quilt with confidence!

Cost: $ 35.00
Come join us once a quarter to see a demonstration of our latest gadgets and some of our shop favorites!

Cost: $ FREE
The second Tuesday of the month will be focused on a project that can be used in your dining room or for preparing food. Some projects are small enough to finish in class and others are larger and will require time outside of class to finish. January/June - Fabric Bowl Holder for microwave usage February/August - Scalloped Placemat or Table Topper March/September - Hot Mitt April/October - Square Folded Pot Holder with Table Runner option May/November - Inside Out Placemat and Tree Napkin June/December - Round Folded Pot Holder & Prairie Point Towel Set

Cost: $ 25.00
Take another look at the traditional Hunter's Star. Not only does Deb Tucker make it an easy block to create, but look at how this block plays with some of the other units. Let your imagination run wild and combine some of yuor previous techniques with the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star blocks Required Tools: Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Petite Tool

Cost: $ 30.00
Stacked Squares is a great technique to highlight fussy cut fabrics or embroidered blocks. Create depth in your quilt tops as well as secondary patterns. Prerequisite preferred: 1-1001 Large Square Squared of TU Freshman Year Required Tool: Large Square Squared Tool Required Technique Sheet: Stacked Squares

Cost: $ 30.00
This program is intended to offer you an exciting opportunity to build your skills and accuracy. In each Tucker University class, a new Studio 180 Design tool is taught. We make 4" units so each month you can take previous units in combination with that days and come up with new blocks. The options are endless! Tucker University classes at Inspire will build one upon the next. You don?t have to attend all of them but you just might miss something! If you are going to take multiple classes, consider our Tucker University Class Punch Card which allows you to purchase 4 classes and get the 5th free. Each class includes 1. Creating a series of 4" units based on the tool 2. You will receive a laminated Design sheet to use for class and to take home. This has cutting charts for more sizes, color planning aids and 20-30 more different blocks that can be made with the class tool. 3. You will also receive black line master sheets that you can photocopy and color as you plan your next project. Students will receive 15% off the purchase of the tool and other featured products at class time. Sound like fun? Get yourself a loose-leaf binder to keep all of this valuable information together and get ready to take an AWESOME series of classes at Inspire! Supply lists are available on line and we can help you put little little fabric bundles available for purchase if you want to have a coordinated project at the end of the school year.

Cost: $ 30.00
If you are seeing starts in your future then you have just found your new best friend, the V Block. Making stars is not the only thing the V Block can do to improve your piecing techniques. Once you learn how to use the V Block, you will not go back to those plastic templates you have been tracing and slicing. Or connect a V Block with a half square triangle and watch the curves develop. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination. Required Tools: V Block Required Technique Sheet: Sidekick and High/Low Push the use of your V Bock a bit further by learning how to create Sidekicks and High/Low units. You will amaze your quilting friends by thinking that you make a difficult unit, when in fact the use of the V Block made your life so easy.

Cost: $ 30.00
Put your flying geese on the right track by pointing them in the correct direction. Learn the simple secrets to creating crisp, clean units effectively and quickly. This method can be applied to any pattern that requires flying geese units. Since you usually have to make hundreds of these units at a time, why not make them perfect every time? Expand the use of your Wing Clipper I by learning how to make Pickets and Quickets. Once you begin to recognize these units, you will be surprised how often they appear in patterns from your favorite magazines and designers. You will want to add Pickets and Quickets to your border options. Required Tools: Wing Clipper 1 and Quilter's Magic Wand Required Technique Sheet: Pickets and Quickets

Cost: $ 30.00
This year's quilt show will be moved to the Butler County Fairgrounds due to construction at the Warren County Fairgrounds. There is an entrance fee at the door.

Cost: $ FREE
Learn to sew with Diana! If you've never sewn or haven't sewn for years, this class is for you! Learn the basics of sewing and each Wednesday evening class will have a small project you should be able to finish during class. Nothing fancy - we will focus on stitching straight lines, machine usage and safety and basics cutting methods. Minimum age 9 years old. Please let us know if you need to borrow a shop sewing machine for class or if you will be bringing your own.

Cost: $ 35.00