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 Serendipity Quilt Shop
31821 Cannon St
Dagsboro, DE 19939
(302) 732-6304

Signing Up For Classes / Workshops


If you would like to sign up for any of our classes or workshops, please call the shop at (302) 732-6304 and we will be happy to sign you up! You can then either stop by and pick up your class supply list or request to have one e-mailed to you.

We will let you know if the class you have requested is full. If this is the case, then we can place your name on a waiting list. If for some reason someone decides that they cannot attend the class after signing up, we begin to call those people who are on the waiting list. Most of the time if we have a large interest in a particular class, we will schedule to have the class again and  then begin to contact the people on the waiting list before offering the class to the public.

Class / Workshop Policies:
  1. Full payment is required when you register. We cannot guarantee a place will be held for you without payment. You can register in person, by phone or by mail.

  2. We reserve the right to cancel a class if the minimum number of students have not enrolled. If we cancel the class, your class fee will be added to your account

    as a credit or a refund will be issued.

  3. To receive a refund or credit, you must cancel 1 week prior to class. No refunds or credits will be given if you do not show up for a class.

  4. Supplies are in addition to the class fee. We offer a 20% discount on all supplies for most of our classes.

  5. A supply list is provided for all classes. Be sure you receive one prior to class and bring everything listed. We endeavor to have all supplies in the shop but cannot guarantee they will be available on the day of the class, so be sure to shop early. All students must have a legal copy of the required pattern or book.

  6. You must provide your own sewing machine in good working order, along with the cords, pedal and the users’ manual. All classes, including beginner classes, require you to know how to use your machine, including attaching various feet as required for the class.

  7. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class so you can be set up and be ready to start on time.

  8. Please silence your cell phone in consideration of the other students and the teacher.

  9. Unless specified otherwise, bring basic sewing supplies—thread, scissors, seam ripper, pins, marking pen/pencil, all the things you usually use when you sew.

  10. Unless specified otherwise bring basic cutting supplies—rotary cutter, mat, ruler(s)

  11. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM WEARING PERFUMES AND FROM USING SCENTED PRODUCTS.  This ensures a productive and pleasurable experience for the instructor, staff and students - especially those with allergies. THANK YOU!


Skill Levels:

PLEASE NOTE: UNLESS INDICATED, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN MACHINE TO CLASS.
You need to be familiar with your machine and know how to thread your machine, wind a bobbin and sew a straight line.

Beginner

For those who

-     Are trying this type of project for the first time.

-      Have recently been or are currently being introduced to the basics of cutting, piecing and assembling a quilt top.

-      Are working to master these skills.

Advanced Beginner

For those who

-      Have pieced and assembled several quilt tops.

-      Are accurate in sewing a 1/4” seam and have rotary cutting skills

-      Are comfortable with the process and is now ready to move on to more challenging techniques and projects using at least two different techniques. 

Intermediate

For those who

-      Have mastered the basics and are ready to move on to more challenging projects.

-      Are comfortable with most quilting techniques, including paper piecing and projects involving multiple techniques.  

-      Have a good understanding of design, color and the whole process.

-      Are experienced in projects involving multiple techniques.

-      Are confident in making fabric selections other than those listed in the pattern. 

Advanced

For those who

-      Have mastered the craft and are ready to move on to advanced techniques/designs.

-      Has the skills to read, comprehend and follow a pattern, and is willing to take on any technique.

-      Are comfortable with their skills and has the ability to select fabric suited to the project.

Classes


In this class you will learn fun and easy designs that will allow you to start finishing your own quilt tops. You will be shown overall designs plus designs that will work in blocks, triangles, and sashings and borders. You will leave this class with a multitude of designs and ideas on how to start your journey in free motions quilting. Pack your lunch for this class as we will take a 30 minute break for lunch!

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn the basics, including choosing your fabrics, rotary cutting, machine piecing and quilting. Go home with mostly finished projects after each class. Class uses Pat Sloan's "I Can't Believe I'm Quilting" book.

Cost: $ 60.00
Hands hurt? Need to finish your quilt in a hurry? Or not happy with your hand binding? Learn three methods of binding: regular machine binding, flange binding, and hand binding.

Cost: $ 40.00
For all alumni of Barbara's Blue Onion & Friends Class - Barbara will assist you in finishing the Quilt you started (Blue Onion, Twirl, Trading Places or Spin Cycle). Whether your hang-up is in cutting, piecing or assembling the blocks - she will provide the jump start you need to "Finish It Up". Prerequisite: Must have attended a previous Class for the Blue Onion, Twirl, Trading Places or Spin Cycle patterns. Bring the supplies listed on the original supply list given to you for your class. In addition, if they are interesting in arranging the blocks, a flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth would be useful.

Cost: $ 15.00
Overcome the fear of cutting and piecing ovals! In this class, Barbara will demonstrate how to use the new Creative Grids- Ovals All Ways ruler designed by Karla Alexander. The Ovals All Ways Ruler is designed to cut quarter, half and full oval shapes in a variety of sizes. Barbara will guide you in creating a stunning Blue Onion quilt!

Cost: $ 35.00
Join Sherry and Bonnie who will share their tricks in making this churn dash and star quilt.

Cost: $ 35.00
Do you struggle with fabric selection and coordinating colors when deciding the fabrics for your projects? Do terms such as "color wheel", "light to dark", "value and contrast" scare you? Fear no more! Join Lenny in this interactive class as she shares tips that you can use to see fabrics in a new light. You will learn about color choices, printed designs and how to make them work to your advantage when choosing fabrics for your next project.

Cost: $ 40.00
Do you love the accuracy of paper piecing but hate tearing the paper out? Then this class is for you! Join Barbara as she teaches this alternative paper piecing method using freezer paper!

Cost: $ 35.00
Another wonderful paper pieced quilt - taught by Edwina - pattern by Judy Niemeyer. PREREQUISITE: Intro to Paper Piecing Class or prior paper piecing experience.

Cost: $ 40.00
Join Diane making this beautiful (no pattern needed) star quilt. Light and Dark fabrics are all you need to create this simple star.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn to make curves with a template. Edwina's patient teaching makes this class a winner!! No pattern necessary. You will need to purchase a template.

Cost: $ 35.00
Join Edwina in making this all time favorite "No Two Alike" primitive punch needle pattern from The Old Tattered Flag. No punch needle experience needed. This two color design is great for your Holiday decorating - 6.5 inch square. Pattern printed on weavers cloth.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn paper piecing with Edwina . This is an absolutely beginner paper piecing class. You will learn how to paper piece by sewing this simple block. Kit is provided with the class fee.

Cost: $ 35.00
Using the Jelly Roll Rug pattern by Roma Lambson, Lenny will teach you the tips and tricks of making this beautiful 30" x 44" rug using your favorite 40 Piece jelly roll or your own precut fabric. NOTE: If using your own precut fabric, you will need 40, 2 1/2" x 42" strips. This is a two part class.

Cost: $ 50.00
This difficult looking interlocking design is made easy using Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper 1 Tool to make effortless flying geese chevrons. There are so many size and color options that you will want to make more than one. The one shown is 50" x 54" and used 10 fat quarters.

Cost: $ 40.00
Piecing and machine applique are combined to make this fun wall quilt. Cutting and tracing are required prior to class.

Cost: $ 30.00
Manx Quilting - At first glance these blocks look like traditional log cabin quilt blocks. But their construction is different, in a foundation-pieced quilt-as-you-go method using strips of fabric. The Manx method is inexpensive and portable. It requires no fancy notions or batting, uses up scraps of fabrics, and is easy, FUN and addictive. No sewing machine is required as this is a hand stitching class. Anyone can accomplish Manx stitching! Nearly all of the Serendipity Staff are making blocks using the Manx method. NO SEWING MACHINE REQUIRED

Cost: $ 35.00
Lenny will teach you how to make a beautiful landscape with the needle felting technique. You will need a needle felting tool, wool for background and wool roving. kit will be available from Lenny the day of class ($18.00).

Cost: $ 40.00
In this two part class, Irene will show you how to start with one fabric, cut and make unique kaleidoscope blocks. Once the blocks are made, you will design your own one of a kind One Block Wonder Quilt!

Cost: $ 60.00
The quilt-as-you-go-technique (QAYG) is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. Lenny will teach a QAYG method that allows you to quilt your project as you piece it. This is a TWO day class. Cutting prior to class is required.

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn a great technique to take your free motion quilting to the next level by adding ruler work. Learn how to use long arm rulers... whether on a long arm machine or a domestic machine (requires free motion ruler foot.) Learn the steps to get perfect designs and precision that comes with using rulers and then learn different techniques to make those designs stand out! Pack your lunch for this class as we will take a 30 minute break for lunch!

Cost: $ 45.00
We will be using Robin's revolutionary rulers, book and technique for making STRIP-PIECED compass style blocks. That's right, NO PAPER PIECING! This is an easy, fun, and accurate block! You can make any size quilt you want - from a 3-block runner to King size bed quilt. We will all be using Robin Ruth's Skinny Robin 16-Point Mariner's Compass Book and Ruler Combo. I strongly suggest her Angle Ruler as well. Other rulers with angles marked on them are possible to use, but the Angle Ruler makes this technique so easy!

Cost: $ 40.00
This 2-part class uses the "New York Beauties & Flying Geese" Book by Carl Hentsch. In this class Irene teaches the technique where complex piecing is made simple! Expand your skill set and learn new tips and techniques for curved and foundation piecing. The design allows you to select whatever combination of blocks make you happy. Once you learn the technique, you can choose any quilt from the book or make one block for a pillow or 3 blocks for a table runner. Prerequisite: Must have paper piecing experience or must have previously taken the Intro to Paper Piecing class.

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn the basics of Tee Shirt Quilt Construction from selecting and cutting your shirts to piecing the quilt, in 2 sessions. You will learn how to prepare your Tee shirts for use in a quilt and then how to put them together with sashing and borders. This class is for making the top You might have to finish it at home.

Cost: $ 45.00
You can never have enough bags! The adorable Totably tote includes a zipper closure and pockets all around inside. It measures 19" wide X 12" tall and 8" deep. (Please see note about requirements for this class)

Cost: $ 30.00
Using Deb Tucker's V Block Tool and two contrasting fabrics, you will create this eye-catching quilt. It's fun, quick and offers many size options. It looks like the triangles are just tumbling down this 40" x 40?" quilt. Come on, give it a whirl!

Cost: $ 40.00
Join Lenny to learn the basics of wool applique beginning with basic applique stitching. You will choose a wool applique kit to work on during this class. Fee does not include the kit. Photo shows a sample of a few kits that are available to purchase.

Cost: $ 40.00
Make this Woolie Swag for yourself or as a gift! No doubt you will want to make more than one! Everything is included in the kit for the class to make one swag. The instructors offer a wide variety of beautiful wool to construct the swag and at the end of class you will be taking home your own finished swag!!! $25.00 kit fee is due to the instructors on the day of the class.

Cost: $ 25.00
You will, for sure, want to make more than one of these adorable wooly trees. Everything is included in the kit for the class to make one tree (44 branches). NOTE: This is a larger version of the tree shown in photo. Jackie and Mary offer a wide variety of beautiful wool to construct the trees and with their guidance by the end of class you will be taking home your own finished tree!!! Must purchase the kit separate from class fee. The cost of the kit is $35.00 (44 branch tree) payable to the instructors on the day of the class. In addition to wool, the kit includes precut wires, a dowel, floral tape, a wood base and written instructions. No additional supplies are needed!

Cost: $ 25.00
Join us for an introduction to new products and new classes. Show and tell. Light refreshments. Meet other quilters and have some fun. 10:00AM - 1100AM or Noon -1:00PM

Cost: $ FREE
FREE - Sit and sew away from home! Bring your sewing machine and your sewing/cutting supplies/tools, your WIP (work in progress), hand projects, or start a new project! A staff member will be present to offer help with your projects. Note: This is not an instructional class. It is simply a sit and sew day - meeting new and old friends while working on your projects! Call the shop to register. Limited to 10 people - Call the shop to pre-register soon!

Cost: $ FREE

Contact Us
  • Phone: (302) 732-6304
  • Email: Click Here
  • 31821 Cannon Street
  • Dagsboro, DE 19939

Hours
  • Monday-Friday:
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday:
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Closed Sunday