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Quilting Classes Hand Technique Classes
Miscellaneous/ Beginning Sewing & Kids Classes
Class Policies:
Since most of our classes include all supplies, a final decision to hold a class is made 72 hours prior to the class. No refunds will be made after this time. If you need to cancel you may find an alternate student to take your place. All classes are 2 hours and includes use of our machines, equipment and supplies unless otherwise specified.
Weekly classes meet same day and time each week unless noted. If you find a class that is not on the current schedule, please call or stop by and fill out a class request slip. We use our request slips to schedule future classes. 
Don't Be Disappointed--Register early. Nothing will cancel a good class faster than waiting until the last minute to register for it. We review scheduled classes 72 hours before they begin. If there are not enough registrants, the class may be canceled. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.
Quilting by Machine Classes

Autumn Leaves Tablerunner
Students will construct leaf blocks that can be used in a tablerunner or wallhanging, using the Quilt In A Day method. They will make flying geese & an on point block to complete the leaf block. Pattern required $14.95, Kit fee is $15. $30 Class Fee
9am to 12pm Tues Nov 6
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Beginning Paper Piecing
Learn how to piece to paper for the most precise points. Pattern and fabric provided. Students must have "Add a Quarter" ruler. $25 supplies included.
Teacher: Susan

10:30am to 12:30pm Sat Nov 17
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Binding Class
In this class you learn to bind a quilt from start to finish. $20 supplies included.
Teacher: Susan
5:30pm to 7pm Mon Nov 12
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Border Stripe Tablerunner
We will teach you how to make this fun and easy tablerunner and topper. Students must supply a 8" clear triangle ruler, 2 yards of border print fabric and thread. $25 class fee includes pattern.
5pm to 7pm Mon Nov 19
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Braid Runner Tablerunner
Make a quilt-as-you-go tablerunner while learning this easy braid technique. $25 class fee, students must supply pattern “Braid Runner” by GE Designs & fabric, kit available $32.50.
Teacher: Susan
To Be Announced
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Dimensional Quilt Piecing
Join the craze of dimensional piecing, we will piece and appliqué one quilt block. Choose from any "dimensional quilt pattern" ie - Mexican Stars, Tulip Bells, Fan Flower and many more. Class fee is $30.00 students must purchase pattern and fabric.
Teacher: Sherry
To Be Announced

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Half Square Log Cabin Quilt
Students will cut their strips to size and begin strip piecing their blocks on week one. Week two we will explore the different possibilities of laying out the blocks. Students need to purchase a Bali Pop and the book Half Log Cabins. $30 class fee.
Teacher: Susan
1pm to 4pm Thur Nov 15
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In The Pines
We will learn to use the QIAD templates & easy strip piecing methods to create this quick Christmas wallhanging that is fun to personalize with embellishments. Students must supply pattern, fabric, 1/2 rectangle template and triangle in a square template.
9am to 12pm Mon Nove 19
10am to 1pm Sat Nov 24

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Machine Quilting
Finish those tops. Learn to use a walking foot and free motion foot with confidence. Need to bring machine and attachments for quilting. $30 supplies included
Teacher: Susan
1pm to 3pm Mon Nov 12
1:30pm to 3:30pm Sat Nov 17
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Making a Dresden Tree Skirt
We will be using the “Clover Dresden Plate & Fan” template to make this amazing very easy tree skirt. I will also have other ideas on hand for using this template. Students must purchase the template and fabric. $30 class fee.
10am to 12pm Fri Nov 9
9am to 11am Tues Nov 13

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Placemat of the Month

Join Sherry once a month, to learn new techniques while making a placemat. Placemats will be "themed" toward coming holidays or seasons. $50 class fee each month will include pattern, batting & fabric for 4 placemats. $50 class fee.
Teacher: Sherry

10am to 12pm Fri Nov 30- Santa

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Quilting 101
Learn beginning quilting techniques without having to invest a lot of time or money. We provide everything you need to make a block. You will learn everything you need to know to make a 4 patch and half square triangle block in class, plus easy flying geese technique. $30 supplies included.
Teacher: Susan
Pre-requisite: None
Skill Level: Beginner

5pm to 7pm Tues Nov 6 & 13
1pm to 3pm Tues Nov 13 & 27

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Served With A Twist Tablerunner
Join us in making this great tablerunner, it is so very easy you will not believe it! Students must purchase pattern, fabric, thread and batting $30 class fee.
Teacher: Sherry
9am to 12pm Mon Nov 12
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Hand Technique Classes

Beginning Tatting
Discover the ancient art of tatting, a very portable inexpensive craft. Topics covered will include knots, rings and picots. Make a simple medallion. Students must purchase thread and shuttle. $25 class fee.
Teacher: Beth
12pm to 2pm Wed Nov 28
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Hand Embroidered Felt Ornaments
included Learn “redwork” hand embroidery while making this cute ornament. $35 supplies.
Teacher: Sherry
10am to 12pm Tues Nov 20
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Miscellaneous Classes

Breakfast Group

Breakfast Group meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30 am. We will explore a different sewing/stitchery topic each month. All attendees are encouraged to bring “Show & Tell” to share their successes and pitfalls. This is a time to enjoy yourself and meet other people that share your love of the needle. $5 per Month

9:30am to 10:30am Sat Nov 10

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Dolly's Play Date

Making paper dolls out of fabric. We will make a doll and one outfit, boy or girl you choose! Students must supply the Dolly's Play Date" book, for class. $50 class fee, fabric scraps included.
Teacher: Sherry
10am to 12pm Fri Nov 16 & 23

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Redwork by Machine
No "fancy" machine needed for this technique, just a straight stitch machine, simple supplies and a little practice will allow you to embroider quilt blocks or lables in a flash. Techniques covered in this class will help you with any free hand machine work you might want to do.
12pm to 2pm Thurs Nov 29

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Scrap Quilts
We all have a collection of left-over quilt fabric. Let's start using it up! Join us on the second Saturday of each month for an exchange of ideas and a discussion of exchanging scraps for truly "scrappy" quilts. Lets go scrappy in 2012! $5 class fee.
Teacher: Marge
2pm to 4pm Saturday Nov 10
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Sit & Sew
Sewing can be easier then you ever dreamed. Bring your machine and your project plans, past accomplishments or failures and get help “getting back into sewing”. Starting Thursday evenings 5pm to 7pm, New Session Starting in September Thursday's 9:30am to 11:30am. $30 per month (4 sessions) or $10 drop in fee. Please RSVP. Don’t have a machine? Rent one for class only $10 per session, (rent will apply to purchase).
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Guild, Upcoming & Current Events-If you have a guild or special event that we can promote, please let us know and we will be glad to put it on our Web Site.

Arapahoe County Quilters meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at Plymouth Congregational Church. Meeting begins at 7:00pm.

Aurora Quilters A group of people who share a love of quilting. Meetings are held once or twice a month to share ideas, inspire and learn from each other, and on occasions, do public service projects. Public is welcome, no cost to join. Check out the website for more information

Colorado Quilting Council- Meetings held the 4th Saturday of each month (except for May, September, November & December) Visit their web site at for more information.

Colorado Columbine Chapter of ANG-Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month except August and December at 6:50 PM at Bethany Lutheran Church 4500 E. Hampden Ave. (Corner of Dahlia and Hampden)

Columbine Quilt Guild-Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:45pm in the Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St, Arvada, CO.

Common Thread Quilters Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Parker Fire District HQ. For further information:

Estes Valley Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on the 2nd Wednesday, of each month at 6:30 at Estes Park Good Samaritan, 1902 Ptarmigan Trail. Guests are welcome.

Firehouse Quilts meets twice a month (1st Wed-4:30pm & 3rd Thur-12:30pm) at Norhtridge Rec Center, 8801 S Broadway in Highlands Ranch. Check for more info.

Quilt Colorado, July 11-15, 2012 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. New location and date. Includes classes from nationally known teachers, a quilt show, a merchants mall and more. Visit www.ColoradoQuilt for details

Rocky Mountain Crazy Quilters-Meetings are on the 2nd Saturday of every month, at 2001 York St. For info visit their web site at

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave, Golden, CO. Visit the only museum in the Rocky Mountain region, dedicated solely to the celevreation and preservation of quilts. Since the shows change every few months, be sure to visit this quilting gem often and take advantage of its wonderful programs. Visit the museum website at Open 10am to 4pm Monday thru Saturday (open select Sundays).

Rocky Mountain Smockers-Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 at The Creative Needle, 6905 S Broadway #113, LittletonFor more information visit

Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji-Meetings are held on the 1st Saturday of each month (2nd Saturday if a holiday weekend) 10am at the Red Shield Store at 2915 High Street, Denver, CO. For further info write to PO Box 370405, Denver, CO 80237-0405.

The Sampler Guild of the Rockies-Meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 1pm to 4pm at the Christ Lutheran Church (South Franklin and East Yale).

The Smoky Hill Quilt Club-We invite you to join our meetings Free for your first two visits. Membership is only $15.00 per Year. Meetings are held the 3rd Thrusday of each month at Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd. Aurora.

Witches Sewing Circle - Meetings are held the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the Gypsy House Cafe. E-mail April at for for information.

Moms and Dads Let us take the stress out of teaching your child to sew. Call and schedule a class with our patient and knowledgeable teacher. She will customize classes for your child. Have your child bring a friend. Minimum of 2 students per class. Great for off-track or homeschoolers.
Call 303 794-7312 for more details.

To help you enjoy stitching even more we are happy to announce we have signed underwriting agreements with both Channel 6 and 12 to continue bringing you PBS shows thru 2012. 
Thank you for your continued support of 
The Creative Needle
Current PBS Sewing Shows Sponsored by:

The Creative Needle

Channel 12 11:30 AM
Monday-Knitting Daily
Tuesday-Quilting Arts
Wednesday-Martha's Sewing Room
Thursday-Sewing With Nancy
Friday-Quilt In A Day
(these shows are repeated the following morning at 3:30 am)

Channel 6
8:00 am Fons & Porter Quilting
8:30 am Saturday-Sewing With Nancy

Store Hours
Monday, Tuesday: 10 am to 7 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm