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Classes - Clubs - BOM

We offer classes for everyone....beginners making their first quilt,
 those who want to learn new quilting techniques or those who just want to join friends in learning a fun project.

About our classes:

You can register on-line, in the store or call the store.
Class and Retreat fees are due at the time you enroll and are not refundable unless you provide notice 2 weeks before the class begins (Except Judy Niemeyer & Claudia's Creations).
Books, patterns, fabrics and notions on the class supply list can be purchased at a 15% discount upon your paid enrollment, through the day of the class. (Some exceptions apply)
If we cancel a class due to low sign up, we will refund your class fee. We need to have at least 4 students to have a class. If it's winter time and we cancel a class due to bad weather we will call you prior to class and either refund or re-schedule the class for a later time.
Woodside Quilting brings Judy Niemeyer Retreats to Central Iowa and Des Moines! Want to learn how to make and create beautiful paper pieced projects? Then come to one of our Judy Niemeyer retreats to learn and grow your paper piecing skills. Our retreats focus on YOU and YOUR paper piecing projects you would like to complete. Our retreats will offer 3 - 4 more simplified smaller project patterns. So if you are a "beginning paper piecer" we can re-introduce you to what Foundation Paper Piecing is all about and get you started off right! If you have been doing foundation paper piecing and want to learn more advanced skills or start a larger more difficult project we will also offer in the same retreat time those "skill building" techniques. In both instances you will be on your way to creating beautiful heirloom projects large or small. These will be your creations you can call your own and cherish for years to come. Our Certified Judy Niemeyer teacher May Black will help you with pattern and fabric choices as well. This is a class to be able to work on ANY Judy Niemeyer or similar paper piecing project. So don't be intimidated or scared of these beautiful creations, you too can learn these skills to create treasured Heirloom quilts and projects that will last for years to come. Join us on a beautiful fun filled exciting journey with Judy Niemeyer Foundation Paper piecing! If you are new to paper piecing you will first work with one of our Judy Niemeyer EMBASADORS prior to class to help you understand what preparation work and supplies are needed. We will have a Judy Niemeyer PREP class before the retreat to help you complete preparations prior to the class. So when you come to class you are prepared to work with May Black. We will reach out to you before class to plan this PREP class and materials needed with you. The Materials list for class is listed in the Details of the class. Click on the details and your supply list will be there. The cost is $275 for this 3 day retreat with our Certified instructor May Black. Friday, Saturday & Sunday will include a light lunch. There is also a 15% discount for regular priced fabrics and notions for your projects. Retreats are 9:30 am - 4:30 pm each day. You will have the option of sewing until 8:00 pm and for those who would like dinner we will cater something in at an additional charge. Once you find your pattern (s) that you would like to work on either call or email the shop and we will order the pattern for you so you can receive your class discount. Also it is recommended that you come early and choose your fabrics for your projects to utilize your retreat time unless you are wanting May Black to help in your fabric choices There are no refunds for these retreats. Due to limited seating and the cost, we are NOT offering retreat refunds. IF you have to cancel for sickness or a family emergency you can carryforward your retreat fees onetime to another Judy Niemeyer retreat. These fees are also not transferable. If you are not near the Des Moines area and you are traveling, we have secured a corporate rate with the Hampton Inn & Suites in Ankeny, just 8 minutes from Woodside Quilting. The corporate rate is $109.00 per night with a free breakfast. Call the hotel directly to make your reservation and mention you are needing the Woodside Quilting Corporate rate for an event. You need to call the hotel and make this reservation directly with them not through a 3rd party. If you have questions or issues, please call the store and ask to speak to Warren or Marty. Hampton Inn & Suites 6210 SE Convenience Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50021 - 515 261-4400.

Cost: $ 275.00
These are private Retreats for Club members only. Our Machine Embroidery Club is designed just for YOU! Whether you're in the middle of a small or large project or your wanting to start a new project. This Machine Embroidery Club is designed around YOU, YOUR projects and how we can help you achieve your Machine Embroidery Goals. The club meets the first Friday and Saturday of the month and is for ALL machine brands and is also more for the Intermediate Machine Embroidery user. We will explore techniques such as tiling projects, Quilting in the Hoop and much more. You will advance your learning & skills in no time! This will be an opportunity to try out new projects and more difficult embroidery techniques. This is a Hands on Club and embroidering during our Club Sew days! This is not just a lecture, so bring your Embroidery machine and lets start creating and having fun! There will be someone at the shop to help bring your machine in from your car if you need help. (When you bring your machine to the shop and you need help with your machine please lets us know) By joining our Machine Embroidery Club you also get LOTS of benefits. You will get 15% off your Isacord Embroidery thread, OESD stabilizers and patterns when purchasing them through Woodside. You will also get a free design each month. You will be the first to be able to pre-purchase new designs before they are released to the public. We will also have "Show and Tell" for what we are working on. Friday is work on your own but support is there if needed. The first 1/2 hour on Saturday will include a discussion on new designs, threads or stabilizers that have just been released as well as learning a new technique. We also provide a light lunch on Saturday. The Machine Embroidery Club Cost is just $75 for the year. We are meeting on the first Friday and Saturday of each month except December. Please sign up online for each month you plan to attend as seating is limited. There is a nominal $10 charge for each retreat month.

Cost: $ 10.00
Event: Quilt Of Valor Sew In's
- May 13, 2024 10:00 am

You must be a member of the Woodside Quilting QOV group for these sew in's. Our Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month. Please see our calender for the dates. We work on our own QOV quilts and we plan group QOV quilts and other events for these days. These special fun group projects are announced in our emails. We also offer a 15% discount on red, white, blue and patriotic fabrics when you sit and sew with us on QOV sew days. If you have any questions on our QOV Group, please feel free to call the shop.

Cost: $ FREE
Who doesn't like enjoying 3 days of sewing with some of your best quilting friends! It's the most fun you'll have all year! We are excited to host our Retreats in our Retreat Center. We have a large room in the back that is just perfect for retreats. Come join us for some great quilting fun! Bright new LED lighting, all on one level and great for rolling your machine in. Our Retreats are now at full capacity in the Retreat Center with 20 people. 2 people per 8' table.These are food retreats, Marty will be serving a Buffett lunch for the retreaters on Friday & Saturday and a Sunday morning Brunch. Hours are Fri. and Sat. 9:30 am - 6:00 pm & Sunday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. You would receive our normal 15% discount. We have changed the days for setting up. You will need to wait until the day of the retreat to setup your machine. You can reserve a place holder (sticky note) but not until 4:30 PM on the previous day of the retreat and not before that time as we need to clean the Retreat room and setup. There may also be another class or retreat on the previous day. Also the doors don't open until 9:30 to start the retreat. Thank you for giving our staff time to open the store and get setup for the day.

Cost: $ 70.00
These are private Retreats for Club members only. Our Machine Embroidery Club is designed just for YOU! Whether you're in the middle of a small or large project or your wanting to start a new project. This Machine Embroidery Club is designed around YOU, YOUR projects and how we can help you achieve your Machine Embroidery Goals. The club meets the first Friday and Saturday of the month and is for ALL machine brands and is also more for the Intermediate Machine Embroidery user. We will explore techniques such as tiling projects, Quilting in the Hoop and much more. You will advance your learning & skills in no time! This will be an opportunity to try out new projects and more difficult embroidery techniques. This is a Hands on Club and embroidering during our Club Sew days! This is not just a lecture, so bring your Embroidery machine and lets start creating and having fun! There will be someone at the shop to help bring your machine in from your car if you need help. (When you bring your machine to the shop and you need help with your machine please lets us know) By joining our Machine Embroidery Club you also get LOTS of benefits. You will get 15% off your Isacord Embroidery thread, OESD stabilizers and patterns when purchasing them through Woodside. You will also get a free design each month. You will be the first to be able to pre-purchase new designs before they are released to the public. We will also have "Show and Tell" for what we are working on. Friday is work on your own but support is there if needed. The first 1/2 hour on Saturday will include a discussion on new designs, threads or stabilizers that have just been released as well as learning a new technique. We also provide a light lunch on Saturday. The Machine Embroidery Club Cost is just $75 for the year. We are meeting on the first Friday and Saturday of each month except December. Please sign up online for each month you plan to attend as seating is limited. There is a nominal $10 charge for each retreat month.

Cost: $ 10.00
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Cost: $ 50.00
This class is designed for both the beginning and intermediate quilter. The class will teach you quilting terminology and techniques, the safe use of a rotary cutter and cutting fabric. For the beginner we will show you how to accurately piece seven different quilt blocks, and how to join blocks to create a quilt top. We will walk through how to assemble the quilt sandwich, options for quilting the top, and how to bind a quilt. By the time you complete all the lessons in this class, you will have a beautiful first quilt completed. You will be able to choose your own fabrics for this project. For the Intermediate quilter you will have your choice of 2-3 different patterns* OR one of your choice approved by the instructor. You will also learn techniques and instruction for organizing and piecing your quilt top. We will discuss and review multiple techniques demonstrated for all of the patterns during class that everyone can learn from. Come to class prepared to cut out your fabrics and begin sewing the first day. This is a 4 part class with 3 hours in each session. Please stop in at least 1 week prior to class to pick out your fabrics. We do have a sample of the beginners quilt for you to see at the shop. If you have any questions concerning the class please call the shop and ask for Warren or Sheryl (instructor). The class supply list is in the details of the class listing. This class series starts Sunday June 2nd and goes every Sunday in Jun except June 16th.from 12:30 - 3:30. *Quilt techniques allowed are flip corners or square in a square, flying geese, half square triangles, quarter square triangles and any straight line piecing. No curved piecing, applique or paper piecing will be taught in this class. Come join Sheryl in this class series and learn many new techniques you never thought you could learn.

Cost: $ 95.00
Event: Quilt Of Valor Sew In's
- Jun 10, 2024 10:00 am

You must be a member of the Woodside Quilting QOV group for these sew in's. Our Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month. Please see our calender for the dates. We work on our own QOV quilts and we plan group QOV quilts and other events for these days. These special fun group projects are announced in our emails. We also offer a 15% discount on red, white, blue and patriotic fabrics when you sit and sew with us on QOV sew days. If you have any questions on our QOV Group, please feel free to call the shop.

Cost: $ FREE
Retreat: Woodside Quilting Retreats
- Jun 11, 2024 09:30 am

Who doesn't like enjoying 3 days of sewing with some of your best quilting friends! It's the most fun you'll have all year! We are excited to host our Retreats in our Retreat Center. We have a large room in the back that is just perfect for retreats. Come join us for some great quilting fun! Bright new LED lighting, all on one level and great for rolling your machine in. Our retreats are now at full capacity with 20 people in the Retreat Center. 2 people per 8' table.These are non-food retreats.You can only bring pre-packaged snacks into the retreat. Our Non-Food retreats are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. The hours are 9:30 - 5:00. You would receive our normal 15% discount. We have changed the days for setting up. You will need to wait until the day of the retreat to setup your machine. You can reserve a place holder (sticky note) but not until 4:30 PM on the previous day of the retreat and not before that time as we need to clean the Retreat room and setup. There may also be another class or retreat on the previous day. The doors don't open until 9:30 for the retreat. Thank you for giving our staff time to open the store and get setup for the day.

Cost: $ 35.00
These are private Retreats for Club members only. Our Machine Embroidery Club is designed just for YOU! Whether you're in the middle of a small or large project or your wanting to start a new project. This Machine Embroidery Club is designed around YOU, YOUR projects and how we can help you achieve your Machine Embroidery Goals. The club meets the first Friday and Saturday of the month and is for ALL machine brands and is also more for the Intermediate Machine Embroidery user. We will explore techniques such as tiling projects, Quilting in the Hoop and much more. You will advance your learning & skills in no time! This will be an opportunity to try out new projects and more difficult embroidery techniques. This is a Hands on Club and embroidering during our Club Sew days! This is not just a lecture, so bring your Embroidery machine and lets start creating and having fun! There will be someone at the shop to help bring your machine in from your car if you need help. (When you bring your machine to the shop and you need help with your machine please lets us know) By joining our Machine Embroidery Club you also get LOTS of benefits. You will get 15% off your Isacord Embroidery thread, OESD stabilizers and patterns when purchasing them through Woodside. You will also get a free design each month. You will be the first to be able to pre-purchase new designs before they are released to the public. We will also have "Show and Tell" for what we are working on. Friday is work on your own but support is there if needed. The first 1/2 hour on Saturday will include a discussion on new designs, threads or stabilizers that have just been released as well as learning a new technique. We also provide a light lunch on Saturday. The Machine Embroidery Club Cost is just $75 for the year. We are meeting on the first Friday and Saturday of each month except December. Please sign up online for each month you plan to attend as seating is limited. There is a nominal $10 charge for each retreat month.

Cost: $ 10.00
Event: Quilt Of Valor Sew In's
- Jul 08, 2024 10:00 am

You must be a member of the Woodside Quilting QOV group for these sew in's. Our Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month. Please see our calender for the dates. We work on our own QOV quilts and we plan group QOV quilts and other events for these days. These special fun group projects are announced in our emails. We also offer a 15% discount on red, white, blue and patriotic fabrics when you sit and sew with us on QOV sew days. If you have any questions on our QOV Group, please feel free to call the shop.

Cost: $ FREE
Who doesn't like enjoying 3 days of sewing with some of your best quilting friends! It's the most fun you'll have all year! We are excited to host our Retreats in our Retreat Center. We have a large room in the back that is just perfect for retreats. Come join us for some great quilting fun! Bright new LED lighting, all on one level and great for rolling your machine in. Our Retreats are now at full capacity in the Retreat Center with 20 people. 2 people per 8' table.These are food retreats, Marty will be serving a Buffett lunch for the retreaters on Friday & Saturday and a Sunday morning Brunch. Hours are Fri. and Sat. 9:30 am - 6:00 pm & Sunday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. You would receive our normal 15% discount. We have changed the days for setting up. You will need to wait until the day of the retreat to setup your machine. You can reserve a place holder (sticky note) but not until 4:30 PM on the previous day of the retreat and not before that time as we need to clean the Retreat room and setup. There may also be another class or retreat on the previous day. Also the doors don't open until 9:30 to start the retreat. Thank you for giving our staff time to open the store and get setup for the day.

Cost: $ 70.00
Event: Quilt Of Valor Sew In's
- Aug 12, 2024 10:00 am

You must be a member of the Woodside Quilting QOV group for these sew in's. Our Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month. Please see our calender for the dates. We work on our own QOV quilts and we plan group QOV quilts and other events for these days. These special fun group projects are announced in our emails. We also offer a 15% discount on red, white, blue and patriotic fabrics when you sit and sew with us on QOV sew days. If you have any questions on our QOV Group, please feel free to call the shop.

Cost: $ FREE
cls: Stitchwise: Sew Like a PRO
- Sep 09, 2024 10:00 am

Join Shelly Fitzgerald, a Bernina Educator, in this wonderful SEW LIKE A PRO Event. If you already own a Bernina 790-PRO this is the class that will take your sewing from ordinary to extraordinary! If your thinking of purchasing a Bernina 790-PRO this is the event you want to attend! You will have a hands on learning experience with Shelly and an introduction of what this amazing machine can do for your sewing, quilting and embroidery on a Bernina 790-PRO. Discover just how easy and fun it is to sew like a PRO! In this two-day event, you'll learn how to do computerized quilting with a domestic machine, and you'll learn two different ways to accurately place your designs. Play with texture as you learn to couch with an embroidery module, and learn tips and tricks for creating appliques that pop. You'll even try your hand at free-motion quilting. Techniques include: Multi-line lettering, Shape Designer, Pinpoint Placement with 2-point & 4-point, Margins, Couched embroidery, BSR quilting, Sideways Motion stitching and Pinpoint laser applique. You will also receive the BEST PRICING during this event on our Bernina 790-PRO machine. If you purchase a machine during this event your event fee will be deducted from the machine you purchase. If you own a Bernina 790 PRO the event fee is $199 (for education on your machine). If you are looking at purchasing a Bernina Machine the event fee is $99. If you want to attend this Event please call the shop and ask to speak to either Linda or Warren in order to sign up.

Cost: $ 199.00
Event: Quilt Of Valor Sew In's
- Sep 09, 2024 10:00 am

You must be a member of the Woodside Quilting QOV group for these sew in's. Our Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month. Please see our calender for the dates. We work on our own QOV quilts and we plan group QOV quilts and other events for these days. These special fun group projects are announced in our emails. We also offer a 15% discount on red, white, blue and patriotic fabrics when you sit and sew with us on QOV sew days. If you have any questions on our QOV Group, please feel free to call the shop.

Cost: $ FREE
Join Shelly Fitzgerald, a Bernina Educator, in this wonderful STITCHWISE Event. THE ULTIMATE BERNINA: In this lecture/demo event, explore the industry-leading features and unparalleled precision of the latest BERNINA sewing machine. Embark on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship, where you will have the opportunity to witness the future of sewing unfold. This is a 3 hour class/ Lecture demo to introduce you to the new top of the line Bernina machine scheduled to be released at Bernina University in June 2024. Each session is 3 hours Wednesday September 11th THE ULTIMATE BERNINA (Lecture & Demo) 9:30 - 12:30 OR 1:30 - 4:30. PLEASE choose your class according to the AM or PM session above in the title. If you purchase a machine during this event your event fee will be deducted from the machine you purchase. If you have questions about this Event please call the shop and ask to speak to either Linda or Warren.

Cost: $ 49.00
Join Shelly Fitzgerald, a Bernina Educator, in this wonderful STITCHWISE Event. THE ULTIMATE BERNINA: In this lecture/demo event, explore the industry-leading features and unparalleled precision of the latest BERNINA sewing machine. Embark on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship, where you will have the opportunity to witness the future of sewing unfold. This is a 3 hour class/ Lecture demo to introduce you to the new top of the line Bernina machine scheduled to be released at Bernina University in June 2024. Each session is 3 hours Wednesday September 11th THE ULTIMATE BERNINA (Lecture & Demo) 9:30 - 12:30 OR 1:30 - 4:30. PLEASE choose your class according to the AM or PM session above in the title. If you purchase a machine during this event your event fee will be deducted from the machine you purchase. If you have questions about this Event please call the shop and ask to speak to either Linda or Warren.

Cost: $ 49.00
For this Pre-workshop prep class workshop you will have your choice of 6 different designs including Claudia's NEW 2024 design in her October workshop. If you have never taken a Claudia Creations workshop a Pre-workshop Class is required to understand how to prepare your fabric background. This class is 2 weeks before the workshop. You will need the background fabric for your project. Claudia wants you to come prepared to start embroidering the day of the class. You will not want to take time away from the workshop to do this process and we will not take time in the workshop for this pre-workshop fabric preparation work. If you have any questions about this Embroidery workshop please call the store and ask to speak to Linda, Randy or Marty.

Cost: $ 20.00
Join us for 3 fun filled days of Creative machine embroidery with Claudia Dinnell of Claudia's Creations. Come master Claudia's multi-hooping technique for perfect placement and alignment. Improve your hooping skills, better understand the features on your machine that allow you to tweak the position of a design within the hoop. Get tips and techniques that will make your embroidery exciting, fun, and flawless. Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 4th, 5th and 6th 2024. 9:30 - 4:00 pm each day for instruction with Claudia including a light lunch (Sunday morning Brunch). You will then have the opportunity to continue embroidering until 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday with an optional $12 for an evening buffet dinner. You will have your choice of 6 different designs including Claudia's NEW 2024 design in her October workshop.The workshop fee is separate from the exclusive workshop design. We will enjoy 6 hours each day of wonderful instruction from Claudia to help you complete this exclusive design for her workshop only. This is for ALL machine brands but the minimum hoop requirement is 8" wide by 12" long hoop or larger. The workshop fee is $299 and includes the workshop, lunch on Friday and Saturday and brunch on Sunday. Your embroidery design cost is $139. The workshop fee does NOT include your workshop embroidery design or optional $12 evening dinner buffet, your fabrics, threads or other materials for your project. You will receive a 15% class discount on notions needed for the workshop. Please go to our events page to learn more about this incredible and exciting Embroidery workshop. If you have never taken a Claudia Creations workshop a Pre-workshop Class is required to understand how to prepare your fabric background. This class is a week before the workshop. Claudia wants you to come prepared to start embroidering the day of the class. You will not want to take time away from the workshop to do this process and we will not take time in the workshop for this pre-workshop fabric preparation work. If you have any questions about this Embroidery workshop please call the store and ask to speak to Linda, Randy or Marty. We are so looking forward to having Claudia back in our store for this wonderful embroidery event. She will help you learn more about your machine and how she can help you personalize her design especially for you!

Cost: $ 299.00
Event: Quilt Of Valor Sew In's
- Oct 14, 2024 10:00 am

You must be a member of the Woodside Quilting QOV group for these sew in's. Our Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month. Please see our calender for the dates. We work on our own QOV quilts and we plan group QOV quilts and other events for these days. These special fun group projects are announced in our emails. We also offer a 15% discount on red, white, blue and patriotic fabrics when you sit and sew with us on QOV sew days. If you have any questions on our QOV Group, please feel free to call the shop.

Cost: $ FREE
Event: Quilt Of Valor Sew In's
- Nov 11, 2024 10:00 am

You must be a member of the Woodside Quilting QOV group for these sew in's. Our Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month. Please see our calender for the dates. We work on our own QOV quilts and we plan group QOV quilts and other events for these days. These special fun group projects are announced in our emails. We also offer a 15% discount on red, white, blue and patriotic fabrics when you sit and sew with us on QOV sew days. If you have any questions on our QOV Group, please feel free to call the shop.

Cost: $ FREE
Event: Quilt Of Valor Sew In's
- Dec 09, 2024 10:00 am

You must be a member of the Woodside Quilting QOV group for these sew in's. Our Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month. Please see our calender for the dates. We work on our own QOV quilts and we plan group QOV quilts and other events for these days. These special fun group projects are announced in our emails. We also offer a 15% discount on red, white, blue and patriotic fabrics when you sit and sew with us on QOV sew days. If you have any questions on our QOV Group, please feel free to call the shop.

Cost: $ FREE
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