Classes at Blue Willow Mercantile

 New Classes!

Join the club every 3rd Tuesday of the month and every 2nd Thursday. Bring your project and machine. Share your sewing obsession with others!

Tuesday, Oct 17th 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

                Nov 21th 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

                Dec 19th 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday Oct 12th 2023 1:00 am - 3:00 pm

                 Nov 9th 2023 1:00 am - 3:00 pm

                 Dec 14th 2023 1:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Required $10 per class

Sign up by calling the store 630-868-3833 or email 


Beginning  Quilting Class 101

Class fee $60 (Including kit)

Oct 24 & Nov 7th 10-12:30am


Nov 10 & 17th 1 - 3:30pm


Dec 11th & 18th  10 - 12:30am

Teacher: Liz Holcomb

Tips, Tricks and Tools of the trade

In this class we will talk about the basics of quilting in a way that won't be too intimidating.  I hope that this will inspire you to keep quilting.

During our time here we will be making and completing a table runner.

Look for fabric for projects.

You will learn how to cut out fabric properly.

Learn how to use the rotary cutter, ruler and mat.

Sewing with the correct seam allowances to make your project work together.

Finishing your project by using a sew, turn and finish project 



Do You Want To Buy A Longarm??


Oct 21, 2023 1 - 3:00pm

Class Fee  $35



Come in and see the HandiQuilter Amara in action!  Teresa will explain all about the machine and quilting.  If you have any questions, this is the time to get them answered.  What a wonderful Holiday present!



Intro to T-Shirt Quilts Demo


Oct 28, 2023 11 - 12:30pm

Class Fee  $25



Is there a pile of t-shirts sitting in the back of your husbands or kids closet?  Turn those old shirts into a wonderful keepsake. We will have a demo of the steps necessary to make a quilt out of your favorite t-shirts!

Take your t-shirts, apply interfacing for stability, cut them out with square ruler! 


Pillowcase Workshop

Want to sew but not a quilt?  Liz has you covered with in this hands on class.  The kits come with the class, pattern is provided, age minimum is 8 years old.  Must have some basic sewing knowledge.

Saturday December 2nd from 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Cost: $13 to start, add $5 if you would like a name embroidered onto pillowcase. 
Upcoming FREE Demonstrations!
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Christmas Fabric Stars
Do you have some fabrics you love, but you cannot think of a cute use for the Holiday Season?  Check out how to make cute fabric stars to adorn your home!

Saturday December 9th from 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Kits will be available for purchase.

Christmas Pot Holders
Liz has more fun in-store for you.  Cute Christmas potholders!

Saturday December 9th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Kits will be available for purchase.