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Compass Star Quilt Shop Classes & Events - July & Aug

“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

Beginner Foundation Paper Piecing

Wednesday, August 21st, 10:30am-12:30pm

Class Fee: $16.00 plus supplies

Interested in learning foundation paper piecing?  This beginner friendly class will teach you the basics on using the add-a-quarter ruler and the "flip" method of sewing. You will be making Log Cabin blocks, using your scraps, strips or yardage.  Jen Metzger will also share with you several time-saving techniques when constructing this block.

Building Blocks

Saturday, August 3rd, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Saturday, September 7th, 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!

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

Saturday, August 10th, 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

Friday, August 9th, 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 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, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

Monday's, August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th


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

Thursday's, August 8th & 15th, 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!

Project Jelly Roll

Saturday, September 21st, 10:00am-4:00pm

Fee: $15 per person

Grab a Jelly Roll, pick out a free pattern and stitch the day away! Back by popular demand, we will be participating in Moda Fabric's Project Jelly Roll event.  Seating is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot. Don't forget to tell your friends!  More details to come.   

Wooly Stitchers Club

Wednesday, August 14th, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, September 11th, 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.