CLASSES

UFO Sit and Sew                      

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to complete those UFO’s that are in your closet and you haven't put a dent in the pile yet?  Perhaps you have a few questions on how to do a certain step and that’s why it isn’t finished yet. Come spend the day with Pat and Cris working on finishing up those UFOs.  They will be available to answer any questions you might have.  We will meet the third Tuesday of every month from 10-4pm. Stay for the entire time or come and leave based on your schedule.
UFO Sit & Sew - third Tuesday of the month
April 19th
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 16
If you are interested in this class, please email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve a spot.
The cost is $10 a month.

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Rose in Bloom Block of the Month Demo

Are you planning on participating in the Rose in Bloom Block of the Month? If so, come join us the second Wednesday of the month to learn tips on each month's block. If time permits feel free to stay and work on your block.

Next Class: Wednesday, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 12th, November 9th and December 14th

11:00AM - 2:00PM St. Charles store.

If you are interested in this demo class, please email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve a spot.

 

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Mondo Bag

The Mondo Bag is a great bag to take to a class or to pack for a day trip. It measures about 11" x 11" at the base and is about 18" tall. 192, 2 1/2 inch squares are arranged onto gridded interfacing to create the outside of the bag. The interfacing helps to make this bag go together easy.  Come join us for this 2 day class.
Tues. March 8th & 22nd 10:30AM-3PM
If you are interested in this class, please email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve a spot.
The cost is $50.
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Binding 102

This class is designed to further your knowledge of binding techniques. You will learn how to create a binding with a flange and a 2 sided/color binding. We will use the book "There's More Than One Way to Bind a Quilt". 

Monday, March 21st 1:00PM - 4:00PM
If you are interested in this class, please email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve your spot.

Cost is $20 plus the book.

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Simply Woven

Learn how to make this stunning woven quilt with Cris.  This is a great quilt to make using that Jellyroll that you love, but just don’t know what to do with.  The shop sample was actually made using 2 Jellyrolls.  The pattern is from Moda Bakeshop Original Recipe called Simply Woven.  During this 2 day class you will become familiar with how the blocks are constructed so that you are able to work on your blocks at home.  We will also talk about putting the finished blocks together. 
Saturday, March 19th & April 16th - 10:30AM-4:00PM
If you are interested in this class, please email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve a spot.
The cost is $70.
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Binding 103

This class is designed to further your binding techniques repertoire. You will learn how to create bias binding and how to bind a quilt with scallops, points and uneven quilt edges. We will use the book “There’s More Than One Way to Bind a Quilt”. 
Thursday, April 7th - 10:30AM-2:00PM
If you are interested in this class, please email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve a spot.
Cost is $20 plus the book.

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Beginning Quilting

Using the "Yellow Brick Road" Pattern                                      

Have you admired your friend’s quilt and want to learn how to quilt?  Cris wants to share the excitement of creating a basic quilt.  In this 3 week class students will learn precise rotary cutting, pressing of seams and sewing a true quarter inch seam, while making a small quilt using the tried and true Yellow Brick Road pattern by Atkinson Designs. This is a perfect way to get you started quilting.
Saturday April 9th, 23rd and May 7th - 10:30AM-4:00PM
Limited spacing 4 people per class. If you have any interest, email us at cris.w@bluewillowmercantile.com or call 630-940-2901 to reserve your spot.
Cost is $105 plus the pattern.
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Private Lessons - We do offer private lessons at our St. Charles and Wheaton locations. The cost varies depending upon the instructor.  Please email us at sadie@bluewillowmercantile.com with any questions and which type of lesson you are looking for and we can guide you to some more information!
Embroidery Classes - We now offer one on one classes with out Embroidery Specialist, Liz.  Most of our embroidery classes are done out of the Wheaton location.  If you would like more information on signing up for a session please email us at sadie@bluewillowmercantile.com