Pennington Quilt Works

Shop Hours
Monday thru Saturday 10-5
Plus Thursday till 8
Sunday 12-4
Pennington Quilt Works
7 Tree Farm Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
Quilting Fundamentals
Bailey’s Quilt
Here’s a great
way to learn all
about quilt
making! This
simple yet
striking quilt
will look great
in any combination of fabrics you
choose. You’ll
start right at
the beginning learning rotary cutting,
accurate seaming, block construction,
quilt assembly, and settings and borders. At the end of class, you’ll have your
quilt top done and ready for quilting. Requires pattern. Instructor: Ro, $99,
Wednesdays January 7, 14, 21 and February 4, 6:30-9:30 (Note: January 14 is
Machine Quilting I
Your quilt
top is finally
pieced and
your pattern
ends with
those three
scary words
“quilt as
Now what? Take a deep breath, drop
those feed dogs and start machine quilting! In this class, you’ll learn to freemotion quilt some basic designs including curved lines, meandering, echoing,
and loops. We’ll also discuss needles,
threads, batting and tension. Instructor:
Sue, $36, Sunday January 4, 12-4
609 -737-4321
Your First Quilt Now
Find out if
quilting is
for you by
taking our
two sessions, no
Choose your
ahead of
time, then come to class ready to sew
your already-cut by us quilt. The pattern
is our “Easy Up to the Bar” design. You’ll
be piecing the bars and adding borders,
then doing the quickest finishing ever.
Go home after the second session with
your very own quilt. Instructor: Ro, $82,
Sunday January 11 AND February 1,
No Guilt Quilt
This is a
“No Guilt
All you
need to
for this
quilt is
one jelly roll and 1 1/2 yards of background fabric. Very little fabric remains.
There is no waste. It is a very traditional
quilt, but the scrappiness makes it
uniquely yours. This quilt is simple,
scrappy and stunning. The piano key
border perfectly compliments the diversity of the fabric in the quilt blocks. This
is an advanced beginner class. Instructor: Kim N., $54, Monday, January 12,
19, AND February 2, 10-12
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Special Techniques
New Class! Free Motion
Quilting Using Filler Designs
Are you
tired of
your quilts
and ready
for more
This class
will guide
you to the next step in the mastery of
free motion quilting.
We will be using the book, Free Motion
from Feathers to Flames, muslin
squares and lots of practice time. You
will become more confident in no-mark
quilting designs. Required: Book and
confident in stippling. Instructor: Arlene,
$27, Monday, February 23, 6-9
New Class! Bali Wedding Star
Come and
learn how
to make
this stunning Judy
Ring quilt
(80” x
80”) or bed runner (30” x 104”) from
Certified Instructor Jackie Kunkel. The
technique that you will learn includes
Judy's method of paper piecing.. The
arcs fly fast and the stars that are created set this wedding ring apart from others. Tons will be learned in this class!!
Requires pattern. Instructor: Jackie Kunkel, $270. Friday, Saturday AND Sunday, Aug 21, 22, 23. Friday and Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-4.
Classes in GREEN are great for Beginners!
Mondo or Midi Bag
Spend a day
with Lynne
to make one
of these
great bags.
The Mondo
bag is big
enough to
hold a quilt!
The Midi
bag is a
perfect size for carry-ing all those
things we can’t seem to do without
during the day. Both are made from
scraps, jelly rolls or charm packs. The
fusible interfacing (that comes with
the pattern) makes it sew up fast and
with precise intersections.
Pattern required. Instructor: Lynne,
$63, Saturday February 28, 10-5.
New Class! Lollypop Trees
This class is designed to help you work
through the Lollypop Trees pattern to
create this whimsical quilt. You will
learn to do machine appliqué, and
we’ll talk about how to combine Kaffe
Fassett fabrics ( or any fabrics!) to
make a beautiful statement. You may
decide to take the class to learn about
machine appliqué and combining the
fabrics before you decide whether or
not to make this quilt. That is perfectly
fine. When you come to class just
bring the supplies on the list and wait
to purchase the quilt fabrics until after
the class. Instructor: Lynne, $27,
Wednesday February 21, 10-1 OR
Sunday March 1, 9-12
Sea Glass
Sea Glass was created by Deb Tucker
for Studio 180 Designs to show the
versatility of the Diamond Rectangle
unit, usually
seen in Storm
at Sea designs.
This is a great
example of
what else you
can do with this
simple unit.
Choose a focus
print, pull some
fabrics from your stash, mix everything
together with a light and a dark and you're
headed for a great looking quilt. As always, your units will be made oversized
and then trimmed to perfection with the
Diamond Rects tool. Requires Pattern,
Studio 180 Design’s Diamond Rects® &
Square2. Instructor: Michelle, $72, Saturday March 28, 10-4
It’s a Wrap Bowls
Learn to
make beautiful fabric
bowls by
strips of fabric around
and then
sewing them
into place.
Not only is each bowl unique, but they are
a lot of fun to make. You’ll make a medium-sized bowl with handles. Book required. Instructor: Sue, $45, Saturday
January 3, 10-3
New Class! Wish Upon
The Wish
Upon pattern is soon
to be released by
Deb Tucker.
Deb created this interlocking
star pattern
to work in
an organized matter (photo)
or totally random/scrappy. Requires Pattern and Studio 180 Design’s Split Rects,
Wing Clipper, Tucker Trimmer I. Instructor: Michelle, $72, Saturday, February
21, 10-4
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Arlene’s Fun Projects
These projects are only 3 hours long.
You will make the project in class, learn
a new skill and take home a finished
product. If you are looking for great gift
ideas, come join the fun.
Register soon, space is limited.
Color Block Pouches
Sewing just
one pouch is
not possible!
The simple
makes them
quick and fun and no worries about the
zipper either, it is really simple. Three
sizes available in the pattern. Required:
rotary skills and pattern. Instructor:
Arlene, $27, Monday January 20, 6-9
Mom and Me Apron
Atkinson Designs has
done it once again.
Choose one of the
three sizes and come
sew a lined apron with
big roomy pockets. I
guarantee you cannot
make just one. Required: pattern and
rotary skills. Instructor:
Arlene, $27, Monday
January 26, 6-9
Row-By-Row Skill Building
Five blocks,
chosen to
teach a
wide array
of quiltmaking
skills, are
each made
5 times for
lots of practice. Then
learn how
to assemble them
into rows and add sashing and borders.
You’ll leave the class with your quilt top
made and ready for quilting. For confident beginners or anyone wanting to
perfect their skills.
Instructor: Arlene , $108, Tuesdays,
March 17, 24, April 7, 21, 28 and May
5, 7-9
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Quilts for Kids
On the first Tuesday of each month a
group of charity-minded quilters meets
at PQW to sew together for the organization, Quilts for Kids. Quilts are given
to children who are ill, abused, or in
difficult situations who could use the
comfort of a quilt made for them. Experienced quilters only, please. Please
bring your lunch or snack, your machine and sewing supplies. Quilt kits
will be provided. Please register ahead
so we know how many to expect. Contact Deb for more information: [email protected] Meets 10:15-3
January 13, February 3, March 3, April
7, May 5, June 2
Private Class
For times when a regularly scheduled
class just won’t do, we offer private
classes to fill the void. Let’s say that a
class you're interested in requires rotary skills, and you’re still snipping along
with scissors. Well a 1-hour private
class will bring you up to speed. Or say
that you really want to get the hang of
paper-piecing or some other skill. Or
maybe our classes just don’t fit in your
schedule. Talk to any one of us and
we’ll find you the right person at the
right time to teach you what you need
to know. $25 per hour per person.
Policy for class registration
You must pay for a class in full in order
to receive the class supplies list and to
reserve your place. You may register
by phone, on line, or in the store. If you
need to cancel, please do so at least
10 days prior to the first class in order
to receive a full refund. If an emergency arises and you cancel less than 10
days before the first class, but at least
one day before, a class certificate will
be issued. Please use this for emergencies only as late cancellations can be
problems for us. All books and patterns
and some special tools required for a
class can be purchased at a 20% discount after paid registration. Check
that class enrollment minimums have
been met before purchasing supplies.
Flag Day Gone Crazy
Have you heard
of Buggy Barn
Crazy. We stack,
we cut, we shuffle, and we sew
it back together.
This fun technique class will
get you started
in making this
house block and
it’s fat quarter
friendly. Rotary
skill and book required. Instructor: Arlene , $54, Tuesday, February 17, 10-4
fabric to make a piece of furniture? If
this sounds interesting then this is the
class for you. In just two classes you will
create your own unique tuffet. If you
know how to use a rotary cutter and
can sew a straight line, the class will be
nothing but fun. In the first class you
learn the technique to make the cover
to your tuffet. You will then have time to
complete your cover before the second
class. The second class we put it all
together. Required: Upholstery kit-$120
fee payable to the instructor. Instructor:
Julie, $63, Sunday December 14, 12-3
and January 11, 12-4 OR Sunday January 25, 12-3 and February 15, 12-4
Tucker Tool Time Sampler
New Class! Doubly Charmed
Are you looking
for an exciting
project to keep
you sewing
through the
summer or
fall? Check
out this 4 part
series; take
one, a few, or
all the workshops - - in any
order! At each
workshop you will learn 3 new feature
blocks and make 2 of each, totaling 18
blocks by the end of 3 workshops. In the
4th workshop you will learn the Chain and
Border Blocks, and will focus on finishing
your top and Borders, Binding, Backing
and Sashing. Requires Tool Time Pattern
and Studio 180 Tools. Space is limited.
Instructor: Michelle, $60 per workshop,
Workshop 1: Featured Tools: Tucker
Trimmer1, TT3, Square 2, & V Block.
Workshop 2: Featured Tools: Tucker
Trimmer 1, TT3, Corner Beam, Wing Clipper and V Block, January 18. Workshop
3: Featured Tools: Tucker Trimmer 1,
TT3, Split Rects, Diamond Rects and Corner Beam, February 22. All dates are
Sunday and 10-3
We are always looking for new
ways to use
Wouldn’t it
be fun to
use our
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This class
is a real
treat as
you learn
how to
use a
number of
tools: the
V Block,
Beam and
Square2. All the tools are designed for
making high precision units that when
combined will make the two quilt projects, featured in one pattern, as well
as many future quilts. Both projects
start from a collection of 5” charm
squares then you add background and
an accent fabric to complete the requirements. We will be making samples
of all the blocks and segments needed
for both quilts, focusing on Double Cornered in the first class and Double V in
the second class. Pattern and Studio
180 design tools are required. Instructor: Michelle, $72, Saturday January
17, 10-4
Block of the Month
Color Love
87” x 93”
New-fashioned palette of mid-bright
textures and geometric motifs, anchored by a deep blue ground Jacobean
-inspired floral. All on 8 Centennial Solid
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tint backgrounds. Includes patterns and
all fabric for blocks, borders and binding. Pick up your block in the store or
have it shipped to you. Month 3 has the
option of substituting 8 appliqué blocks
with the included fabric. Month 1 is
$63.50. Months 2-5 are $43.50 each.
Starts October 1, runs for 5 months
Mad, Mad World of Color
Mediterranean Hexagons Workshop
Hosted by Brandon Mably
is coming to PQW.
Design a unique
color way within
a traditional hexagon structure.
Brandon will encourage you to
stop, look, and
listen to your
own color voice:
“Give it a Go”
Join us for this amazing workshop on
Wednesday, January 21, 9—4 . Fee:
Call PQW at 609-737-4321 to sign up.
New Class! OH-HI-O My Stars : Techniques Building Series
Have you started setting your quilting goals
for 2015? Are any of them to gain new,
refresh or sharpen your quilt piecing skills?
Consider Michelle’s Technique Building
Series (TBS), where you will walk away with
improved and honed cutting and piecing
techniques. She has kept to the basic
units with this TBS, however it’s definitely
going to challenge you in a few areas; such
as cutting and piecing for five patches.
Whether you are a beginner or advanced
quilter, jump in with no reservations and
have fun with it. For you beginners, there
may be some real easy units, and then
some real hard ones, but just give them a
try! If you are an advanced quilter, take a little refresher on these techniques and
sharpen your skills. Each Workshop is 3 hours. The TBS will have 9 blocks.
You may elect to take one technique class, take a few, or take them all. Each
month, at class, you will be provided a colored worksheet with cutting and piecing
instructions for the featured block, which is free to students taking the class but
will be offered for $8 per block worksheet to those unable to take the class. Each
month, along with the picture of the quilt, we will reveal the current and following
month’s block in our newsletter and online. You can sign up for one workshop at
a time; however seats are limited and it is on a first come, first served basis. No
need to take all the classes, you may elect to make a wall hanging, baby quilt, bed
runner, you decide. All 9 blocks are required for quilt pictured. Alternate settings
available as well.
Classes require Studio 180 Design’s Tucker Trimmer, Wing Clipper and Square 2
Instructor: Michelle, $36 per class, Sundays, 12-3, March 29, April 26, May 31,
June 21, September 27, October 25, November 22
Modern Quilt Guild
Monthly Meetings, Second Tuesday 7-9 pm
January 13, February 10,
March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9
Modern quilting is a new and rapidly growing movement in the quilting world. The Modern Quilt Guild is
made up of over 100 guilds across the country and
world. The MQG developed out of the thriving online
community of modern quilters and their desire to
start meeting in person. All are invited to join us.
Visit to learn more about
the guild, or [email protected]
or visit our blog:
The Mediterranean Hexagons quilt is
from Kaffe Fassett’s latest book Quilts
in Morocco.
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When you purchase your new Bernina
sewing machine at Pennington Quilt
Works we want to be certain that you
use it to its fullest potential and with
total confidence and enjoyment. At pick
up, one of our Bernina specialists will
spend some time with you to be sure
you know the basics of running your
machine. Then we’ll schedule 2 private
hours with you and a Bernina educator
to begin exploring with you all you’d like
to learn. From there you’ll be guided into
more private or small group classes to
go as far as you’d like. Here are the areas you can expect to cover in classes:
Sewing Machine Basics
Machine Basics covering basic operations, practical applications and machine care.
Stitching Fun
Decorative stitching, memory, alphabets, combi-mode and special techniques. For all electronic machines.
Whether your machine is ready (or
overdue!) for regular servicing, or is
experiencing some issues, Stepfon Andrews will be here to take care of any
problems you may have. Stepfon has
over 20 years in repairing machines of
all makes and models, and will be performing all our Bernina Warranty work.
Remember that any Bernina machine
you purchase at PQW comes with a one
-year in-store full warranty.
Starting at just $89.99 for cleaning,
oiling, and complete inspection. (Of
course those repairs needing parts may
take longer.)
He’ll be here: January 6, 20, February
3, 17, March 3, 17
Quiltmaking Skills
All About Embroidery Club
Embroidery Basics
A monthly club that focuses on machine
embroidery. Each month we will watch a
video presented by Kay Hickman of Bernina of America. You will receive a CD
that will include a PowerPoint of the video, a tips and tricks handout and a featured embroidery design. We’ll have
machines set up for you to try the featured technique. Open to all, but if you
are a Bernina user please bring an oval
Special attention to those features on your
Bernina that are especially useful in quilting. Piecing, machine appliqué, freemotion quilting, and using the walking foot
are covered. We’ll include the BSR if you
have one.
Learn to find, set up, and manipulate designs, and stitch them out with success.
Unravel the mysteries of threads, stabilizers, and hooping. For machines with
embroidery units.
More Embroidery Techniques
Learn to do embroidered appliqué (our
favorite!) while you dig deeper into your
machine’s embroidery features and perfect your skills. Take basics class first.
My Bernette
When you purchase your Bernette from
PQW, we will arrange your individual or
small class sessions to fit your schedule.
My Bernina 7 and 8 Series
The Newest 7and 8 Series machines have
their own unique features and we’ll tailor
your sessions to them.
Software Sampler Club 2014
A monthly club that will explore Bernina
Embroidery Software 7. Each month we
will watch a video presented by Amanda
Whitlatch of Bernina of America, covering
some component of Software 7. You will
receive a CD that will include a PowerPoint of the video, written instructions
and project suggestions. Then we will
walk through the lessons ourselves.
Bring your laptop with the software installed, if you have it. But this is also a
great opportunity to see what Bernina
Embroidery Software 7 is all about even
if you do not yet own it. Don’t have a Bernina? That’s okay. This software will convert designs to many formats
Instructor: Vicki
$15 per session
Thursdays, 1 –4
January 22, February 26, March 26, April
30, May 28, Junw25, July 23, September
24, October 22, November 19
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Instructor: Ro, $15per session
Thursdays, 1-4 or 6:30-9:30
January 29, February 19, April 23, May
21, June 18
Bernina Club Lifestyles
Unleash your creativity this year and unlock the potential of your Bernina sewing
machine. Join me for monthly sessions
where we explore new techniques and
features of the machine you probably
already own or are thinking of purchasing. A combination of videos, demos and
in house sewing will insure you learn
something new each month. You choose
whether to make the project or just learn
some techniques. Learn about sewing
on vinyl, new zipper methods, foolproof
appliqué, and more.
January 14, February 11, March 11, April
15, May 13, June 10, 2-4:30
January: Hanging Jewelry
Start the
New Year by
getting organized with a
Hanging Jewelry Organizer. Or clean
up your sewing room and
use the organizer for
sewing accessories!
Learn tips for
sewing vinyl, applying bindings, easy
ruffling, and more. Instructor: Patty, $15,
Wednesday, January 14, 2-4:30