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Compass Star Quilt Shop Classes & Events - May, June & July

“Guiding you through your quilting journey"

 114 N. Otsego Ave. Gaylord, MI  49735 

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Monday - Friday: 10am to 5pm     
Saturday's (Nov-April): 10am to 3pm
Saturday's (May-October): 10am to 4pm

Upcoming Classes & Events

Advanced Machine Quilting/Thread Drawing

Saturday, June 22nd, 10:30am-1:30pm

Class Fee: $24.00, plus supplies

Do you enjoy machine quilting on your domestic machine?  Getting bored with the simple patterns and ready to learn something more challenging?  Join Leslie for this Advanced Machine Quilting class and learn how to do more complicated quilting designs.

Binding Basics

Saturday, June 15th, 1:00pm-3:30pm

Class Fee: $20.00, plus supplies

Does adding the binding to your quilt get delayed because you just don't want to do it?  Delphine Ren-Miller enjoys adding the binding because it means the quilt is almost ready to use and a finished quilt is a good thing.  Delphine will lead you from cutting straight grain and bias binding after deciding how wide to make it and why there are differences in binding widths.  Then you will add binding to small quilt sandwiches so that you have samples to take home with you plus written directions.  While the binding will be applied by machine it will be finished both by hand and machine.

Building Blocks

Saturday, June 1st, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Saturday, July 6th, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Class Fee: $10.00 per month, plus supplies

If you've already taken a beginner quilt class and are ready for the next step in learning how to quilt, look no further!  This class is designed for the beginner quilter who would like to build their knowledge base.  You'll learn the next steps in piecing various blocks and make a sampler quilt at the same time.   Class meets once a month and each month you will be working on a different quilt block.  Examples include the Bear Paw, the Snail's Trail, and Cottage Garden.  At the end of 12 months, you'll have 12 blocks ready to assemble in a layout of your choice.  Come join Jen as she shares her love of quilting with you.

This class will repeat, so you can join us anytime!

Blushing Blooms - Block of the Month - 2 KITS LEFT

Fee: $30.99 per month

Our beautiful and elegant sample is now hanging in the shop!  This sampler-style queen quilt features 12" blocks set on point, with custom setting triangles and elegant sashing to tie all the elements together.  You can choose to purchase the kit all at one time, or to get monthly packages for 9 months.  All fabrics for the top and binding are included in the kits, including a detailed color pattern.  Discounted shipping is available for the monthly kits. If you choose to purchase the kit all at once, we offer a 10% discount plus free shipping.  Call today to reserve your kit.  989-732-1252

Color Tint & Embroidery

Saturday, July 27th, 10:30am-3:30pm

Class Fee: $15.00 plus $20.00 kit fee

Embroidery and color tinting have been around for many years and is a treasured skill that you will love learning.  This is a class that anyone at any skill level will enjoy!  On the day of the class, Leslie Peterson will teach you at least 12 stitches, bead attachment and needle uses and thread types.  You will have your choice of 7 or more possible patterns, where you will learn the art of color tinting in 4 ways, all of which are permanent and beginner friendly.  All you need to bring is a small pair of thread scissors and a needle threader (if you need one). The kit will have everything needed to complete a wall hanging sized project (except for backing, batting and special attachments that are shown as suggestions on class samples).

Jelly Roll Rug

Friday, June 21st, 11:00am-4:00pm

Class Fee: $36.00, plus supplies

Back by popular demand!  Did you miss out on making the Jelly Roll Rug a couple of years ago?  Or maybe you decided that the pattern looked too challenging?  Or MAYBE you just didn't have the time?  No more excuses...Now is the time to jump in and have great instruction along the way.  Delphine Ren-Miller has led several classes through the process and has made 4 rugs herself.  She will teach you step by step how to make the rug and share her invaluable expertise in how you can achieve an amazing finished project.

Laura Heine

Saturday, June 8th, 10:30pm-3:00pm

Class Fee: $28.00, plus supplies

Are you familiar with Laura Heine patterns which use a collage method of construction?  Do you think they look hard or complicated?  Join Delphine Ren-Miller as she helps you deconstruct a Laura Heine pattern and discover these very do-able patterns.  We will be using the mini sewing pattern which has 3 designs, 2 are shown here.  There is also a dress form.  You choose the design you want to make.

Machine Cleaning & Scissor Sharpening

Tuesday, May 14th, 10:00am-2:00pm

$75.00 per machine, Husqvarna's $85.00 per machine

$6.00 per pair scissor sharpening

Call to make an appointment for Aaron to service your machine and sharpen your scissors,  989-732-1252.  Times are available for morning and afternoon. Fee is payable the day of service, cash or check only.

Machine Quilting

Saturday, July 20th, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Class Fee: $24.00

Have you finished the top of a project and you don't know how to move to the next step?  Join Delphine Ren-Miller and learn how to sandwich your quilt top with batting and backing and stitch the layers together.  You will work on a sample piece during class time as Delphine shares with you her knowledge of machine quilting gleaned from 30 years of doing her own quilting on a domestic machine.

Open Sew

Monday's, May 6th, 13th, & 20th

Monday's, June 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th

Monday's, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th


Fee: $5.00 per session

A day to work on whatever project you want to work on!  Bring your supplies, machine if necessary, and join the group for some sewcialization!  We have irons and cutting spaces.  Bring money for lunch...the group usually orders lunch from one of the surrounding restaurants.

Patriotic Quilters

Thursday's, May 9th & 16th, 10:30am-3:00pm

Thursday's, June 13th & 20th, 10:30am-3:00pm

Thursday's, July 11th & 18th, 10:30am-3:00pm

This group meets the 2nd and 3rd Thursday each month to work on quilts for veterans in the area.  If you want to join us but can't stay for the entire day, that's ok!  All fabrics are provided, and all the cutting is done for you.  Bring your machine and thread, and help work on these well deserved donation quilts. The group has now completed over 300 quilts because of volunteers like you!

Pineapple Foundation Paper Piecing

Wednesday, May 22nd, 10:30am-12:30pm

Class Fee: $16.00, plus supplies

Learn the basics of foundation paper piecing and pick up tips on making easy Pineapple blocks with the Top Piecing Method which does not require you to flip and sew!  This is a great way to use up scraps from your stash!

Project Portfolio

Friday, May 31st, 10:30am-5:00pm

Class Fee: $45.00, plus supplies, pattern included

Travel to class or retreat in style with this Project Portfolio!  This shop exclusive pattern is only available for class participants.  Join Debbie Dingman as she walks you through the steps on creating this traveling masterpiece. 

Potato Chip Blocks

Saturday, June 1st, 10:30am-12:30pm

Class Fee: $16.00, plus supplies

The Potato Chip Quilt is scrappy and super easy!  All pieces are the same size making the block fast to piece.  You can sew these late at night or when you just want to sew without frustration.  Did we mention there are no seams to match????  Evelyn Peterson will also provide tips on cutting your scraps, and some block variations.  It's as mindless as eating a bag of potato chips.  Before you know it, you'll have several blocks completed, but with zero calories. 

70 and Sunny

Friday, June 7th, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Class Fee: $24.00, plus supplies

Join Evelyn Peterson for our next class using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful.  Learn how to use the ruler and feel more confident on piecing curves.  Make either the Dresden Plate block or the Fan block or a combination of both!

Scrappy HST's

Wednesday, June 26th, 10:30am-12:30pm

FREE CLASS, supplies required

Let's use our scraps and make lots of Half-Square Triangles using the product: Triangles on a Roll.  Whether you want to make diamonds or chevrons or any design you desire, Evelyn Peterson will show you just how easy it is to make precise half square triangles (HSTs) using Triangles on a Roll.  This is a FREE class, however you will need to bring your own supplies.


String Piecing

Friday, May 17th, 10:30am-12:30pm

Class Fee: $16.00, plus supplies

Looking for a fast and fun way to use up some of your scraps?  We've got the perfect project!  Evelyn Peterson will share her process for making easy string blocks. Bring your scraps and watch the piles transform into beautiful quilt squares.

Wooly Stitchers Club

Wednesday, May 8th, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, June 12th, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fee: $5.00 per session

Love working with wool and using different embroidery stitches to embellish your projects?  Bring your current work in progress and join this group of ladies who LOVE working with wool.  Maybe you can learn a new stitch or two!  The club meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.