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Prickly Pear Quilts
1200 Cedar Street
Helena, MT 59601
406.442.PEAR (7327)
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Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Winter 2019/2020 Class Schedule


Prickly Pear Quilts offers new, fun-filled classes quarterly! We invite you to join us.


Open Sew Tuesdays
- Dec 10, 2019 10:00 am

The PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 5:30pm. Bring your current projects, start new ones, bring a friend or make new ones; just come and have fun! This will be a non-hosted event. Dinners Done Right offers a soup/salad and nacho bar and Just Tapped offers gourmet lunches for take out on Tuesdays. We will have their monthly menu on hand. The classroom holds 16 comfortably so please call in and get on the list to ensure enough spots are available.

Cost: $ FREE
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Dec 11, 2019 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Twister Gnome Table Runner Class
- Dec 14, 2019 11:00 am

A fun, easy holiday table runner pattern combining use of appliqued gnomes and pinwheels made from the Lil' Twister tool.

Cost: $ 25.00
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Dec 17, 2019 10:00 am

The PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 5:30pm. Bring your current projects, start new ones, bring a friend or make new ones; just come and have fun! This will be a non-hosted event. Dinners Done Right offers a soup/salad and nacho bar and Just Tapped offers gourmet lunches for take out on Tuesdays. We will have their monthly menu on hand. The classroom holds 16 comfortably so please call in and get on the list to ensure enough spots are available.

Cost: $ FREE
Friday Night Sewing with Friends
- Dec 20, 2019 05:00 pm

Join us for a fun girl's night out! Bring a friend and/or make new friends! Finish up those projects or start new ones. Bring your project, whether it's knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, hand sewing, etc., and PPQ will provide the space. A good time to work on those unfinished projects or start new ones. Call and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $ 10.00
Friday Night Sewing with Friends
- Jan 03, 2020 05:00 pm

Join us for a fun girl's night out! Bring a friend and/or make new friends! Finish up those projects or start new ones. Bring your project, whether it's knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, hand sewing, etc., and PPQ will provide the space. A good time to work on those unfinished projects or start new ones. Call and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $ 10.00
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Jan 08, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Soup Sew Social Class
- Jan 11, 2020 10:00 am

Bring your unfinished projects and come sew with friends or meet new friends. PPQ will provide soup and you can just sew your little hearts out. Have a relaxing day away from home and all the chores.

Cost: $ 10.00
Judy's Beauties! Class
- Jan 17, 2020 10:00 am

Create your own class! Bring any Judy Niemeyer project in any stage of completion -- new, started 10 years ago, just need help, Diana Simkins will be here to get you started, restarted, inspired, organized, and on your way to finishing beautiful quilt. $35 per session. Please call to reserve your spot.

Cost: $ 35.00
Friday Night Sewing with Friends
- Jan 17, 2020 05:00 pm

Join us for a fun girl's night out! Bring a friend and/or make new friends! Finish up those projects or start new ones. Bring your project, whether it's knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, hand sewing, etc., and PPQ will provide the space. A good time to work on those unfinished projects or start new ones. Call and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $ 10.00
Wedding Star Table Topper Class
- Jan 18, 2020 10:00 am

The Wedding Star is one of the most popular paper-piecing designs. The design has evolved over the years and, this quilt is faster, with more organization and, less fabric waste. The Wedding Star is Judy Niemeyer's original Wedding Ring design with a unique twist of adding a star between the rings. This design has become very popular. Dianna Simkins will be your teacher and she has years of experience in Judy Niemeyer Patterns. Call and reserve your spot today.

Cost: $ 75.00
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Jan 22, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Soup Sew Social Class
- Jan 25, 2020 10:00 am

Bring your unfinished projects and come sew with friends or meet new friends. PPQ will provide soup and you can just sew your little hearts out. Have a relaxing day away from home and all the chores.

Cost: $ 10.00
Learning to Sew Class
- Jan 26, 2020 12:30 pm

Kids, 9 and older, will learn the basics of sewing in this class. We will cover how to sew an accurate 1/4 seam, how to sew a straight line, pillow case, tote bag and many more fun projects. Bring your own sewing machine and learn how to sew.

Cost: $ 25.00
Beginning Quilt Class
- Jan 28, 2020 05:30 pm

This is a beginner class. In just eight three-hour classes, you will successfully finish your first quilt. In class, you'll learn to machine piece, master half square triangles, apply borders and binding as well as quilting techniques. Participants will each receive a handbook with complete directions for each class and will pick out the fabric of their choice. $150 +material & supplies, 10% discount on material & supplies. Space is limited so call and sign up today!

Cost: $ 150.00
Beginning Quilt Class
- Jan 30, 2020 11:00 am

This is a beginner class. In just eight three-hour classes, you will successfully finish your first quilt. In class, you'll learn to machine piece, master half square triangles, apply borders and binding as well as quilting techniques. Participants will each receive a handbook with complete directions for each class and will pick out the fabric of their choice. $150 +material & supplies, 10% discount on material & supplies. Space is limited so call and sign up today!

Cost: $ 150.00
Friday Night Sewing with Friends
- Jan 31, 2020 05:00 pm

Join us for a fun girl's night out! Bring a friend and/or make new friends! Finish up those projects or start new ones. Bring your project, whether it's knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, hand sewing, etc., and PPQ will provide the space. A good time to work on those unfinished projects or start new ones. Call and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $ 10.00
Crescent Tote Class
- Feb 01, 2020 11:00 am

Bring your own sewing scissors and come in and learn how to make this bag on the TL18QVP Juki. This is an amazing sewing machine and you will sew your bag on this. The cost of this class is $60 and this includes the kit.

Cost: $ 25.00
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Feb 05, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Laundry Day T-shirt Class
- Feb 08, 2020 10:00 am

Come in and learn how to make this Laundry Day T-shirt. You may bring your own serger or we will have a serger available for you to use.

Cost: $ 35.00
Learning to Sew Class
- Feb 09, 2020 12:30 pm

Kids, 9 and older, will learn the basics of sewing in this class. We will cover how to sew an accurate 1/4 seam, how to sew a straight line, pillow case, tote bag and many more fun projects. Bring your own sewing machine and learn how to sew.

Cost: $ 25.00
Judy's Beauties! Class
- Feb 14, 2020 10:00 am

Create your own class! Bring any Judy Niemeyer project in any stage of completion -- new, started 10 years ago, just need help, Diana Simkins will be here to get you started, restarted, inspired, organized, and on your way to finishing beautiful quilt. $35 per session. Please call to reserve your spot.

Cost: $ 35.00
Friday Night Sewing with Friends
- Feb 14, 2020 05:00 pm

Join us for a fun girl's night out! Bring a friend and/or make new friends! Finish up those projects or start new ones. Bring your project, whether it's knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, hand sewing, etc., and PPQ will provide the space. A good time to work on those unfinished projects or start new ones. Call and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $ 10.00
Jelly Roll Rug Class
- Feb 17, 2020 05:00 pm

Jelly Roll Rugs are quite the trend right now and so much fun to make! All you need is a jelly roll or some of your stash to make strips from; however, the Jelly Roll is much more convenient! Construction is simple straight stitching and zig-zagging, but there are some tricks to being successful! You can make rugs to go in any room and match any decor. Rugs are machine washable and get softer the more they are laundered! Take this two part class and make yours today.

Cost: $ 25.00
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Feb 19, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Learning to Sew Class
- Feb 23, 2020 12:30 pm

Kids, 9 and older, will learn the basics of sewing in this class. We will cover how to sew an accurate 1/4 seam, how to sew a straight line, pillow case, tote bag and many more fun projects. Bring your own sewing machine and learn how to sew.

Cost: $ 25.00
Friday Night Sewing with Friends
- Feb 28, 2020 05:00 pm

Join us for a fun girl's night out! Bring a friend and/or make new friends! Finish up those projects or start new ones. Bring your project, whether it's knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, hand sewing, etc., and PPQ will provide the space. A good time to work on those unfinished projects or start new ones. Call and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $ 10.00
Are you using your embroidery machine to its full advantage? Join us and spend a day finishing a quilt in your hoop and see how easy it is to finish projects on your domestic machine. The Easy-Connect Quilting files and technique allow you to use your home embroidery machine to get quilting results like you'd see from a long-arm quilter. Edge-to-Edge Quilting on Your Embroidery Machine includes instructions for the Easy-Connect Quilting technique, the embroidery files needed to stitch out 10 quilting designs, and the Baby Sew Fast quilt pattern -- a project that's a great size for perfecting technique.

Cost: $ 25.00
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Mar 04, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Soup Sew Social Class
- Mar 07, 2020 10:00 am

Bring your unfinished projects and come sew with friends or meet new friends. PPQ will provide soup and you can just sew your little hearts out. Have a relaxing day away from home and all the chores.

Cost: $ 10.00
Learning to Sew Class
- Mar 08, 2020 12:30 pm

Kids, 9 and older, will learn the basics of sewing in this class. We will cover how to sew an accurate 1/4 seam, how to sew a straight line, pillow case, tote bag and many more fun projects. Bring your own sewing machine and learn how to sew.

Cost: $ 25.00
Friday Night Sewing with Friends
- Mar 13, 2020 05:00 pm

Join us for a fun girl's night out! Bring a friend and/or make new friends! Finish up those projects or start new ones. Bring your project, whether it's knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, hand sewing, etc., and PPQ will provide the space. A good time to work on those unfinished projects or start new ones. Call and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $ 10.00
Free Motion Quilting Class
- Mar 14, 2020 10:00 am

Learn to free motion quilt with your sewing machine. You've invested in a sewing machine and multiple quilting options feet, now let's put it to use! Piecing and free motion quilting are separate skill bases. In this class you'll learn tips and tricks from Connie to begin your quilting journey.

Cost: $ 35.00
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Mar 18, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Judy's Beauties! Class
- Mar 20, 2020 10:00 am

Create your own class! Bring any Judy Niemeyer project in any stage of completion -- new, started 10 years ago, just need help, Diana Simkins will be here to get you started, restarted, inspired, organized, and on your way to finishing beautiful quilt. $35 per session. Please call to reserve your spot.

Cost: $ 35.00
Great Divide Star Class
- Mar 21, 2020 10:00 am

Come take this class from the very own designer. Beautiful quilt to use tons of different colors in it

Cost: $ 50.00
Learning to Sew Class
- Mar 22, 2020 12:30 pm

Kids, 9 and older, will learn the basics of sewing in this class. We will cover how to sew an accurate 1/4 seam, how to sew a straight line, pillow case, tote bag and many more fun projects. Bring your own sewing machine and learn how to sew.

Cost: $ 25.00
Friday Night Sewing with Friends
- Mar 27, 2020 05:00 pm

Join us for a fun girl's night out! Bring a friend and/or make new friends! Finish up those projects or start new ones. Bring your project, whether it's knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, hand sewing, etc., and PPQ will provide the space. A good time to work on those unfinished projects or start new ones. Call and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $ 10.00
Happy Hauler Class
- Mar 28, 2020 10:00 am

Create your own large designer bag. Six pockets on the inside to keep everything organized. This large zippered bag is a beauties and make great travel bags. Great for shopping or hauling your sewing projects in. This bag measures 20" tall X 18" wide and 12" deep. It is a fun and easy bag to make. Call or come in and sign up for this class at PPQ.

Cost: $ 25.00
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Apr 01, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Soup Sew Social Class
- Apr 04, 2020 10:00 am

Bring your unfinished projects and come sew with friends or meet new friends. PPQ will provide soup and you can just sew your little hearts out. Have a relaxing day away from home and all the chores.

Cost: $ 10.00
Learning to Sew Class
- Apr 05, 2020 12:30 pm

Kids, 9 and older, will learn the basics of sewing in this class. We will cover how to sew an accurate 1/4 seam, how to sew a straight line, pillow case, tote bag and many more fun projects. Bring your own sewing machine and learn how to sew.

Cost: $ 25.00
Friday Night Sewing with Friends
- Apr 10, 2020 05:00 pm

Join us for a fun girl's night out! Bring a friend and/or make new friends! Finish up those projects or start new ones. Bring your project, whether it's knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, hand sewing, etc., and PPQ will provide the space. A good time to work on those unfinished projects or start new ones. Call and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $ 10.00
Braided Twist Runner Class
- Apr 11, 2020 11:00 am

Using Just two fabrics, you can twist up a delightful table runner in no time at all! Try this unique technique for a quick tablerunner with no quilting, no hand sewing, and no binding. The beauty of the Braided Twist is its simplicity! The braided twist runner size is 13-1/2in x 33-1/2in. Class is $25.00 plus pattern and supplies.

Cost: $ 25.00
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Apr 15, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Judy's Beauties! Class
- Apr 17, 2020 10:00 am

Create your own class! Bring any Judy Niemeyer project in any stage of completion -- new, started 10 years ago, just need help, Diana Simkins will be here to get you started, restarted, inspired, organized, and on your way to finishing beautiful quilt. $35 per session. Please call to reserve your spot.

Cost: $ 35.00
Soup Sew Social Class
- Apr 18, 2020 10:00 am

Bring your unfinished projects and come sew with friends or meet new friends. PPQ will provide soup and you can just sew your little hearts out. Have a relaxing day away from home and all the chores.

Cost: $ 10.00
Learning to Sew Class
- Apr 19, 2020 12:30 pm

Kids, 9 and older, will learn the basics of sewing in this class. We will cover how to sew an accurate 1/4 seam, how to sew a straight line, pillow case, tote bag and many more fun projects. Bring your own sewing machine and learn how to sew.

Cost: $ 25.00
Friday Night Sewing with Friends
- Apr 24, 2020 05:00 pm

Join us for a fun girl's night out! Bring a friend and/or make new friends! Finish up those projects or start new ones. Bring your project, whether it's knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, hand sewing, etc., and PPQ will provide the space. A good time to work on those unfinished projects or start new ones. Call and reserve your spot today!

Cost: $ 10.00
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Apr 29, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- May 13, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- May 27, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Jun 10, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Jun 24, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Jul 08, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Class
- Jul 22, 2020 10:00 am

Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. You can sew blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage Book, Farm Girl Two Vintage Book and the Christmas Vintage Farm Girl or any of the farm girl projects that you have that you want to finish. Come sew with friends. Every other Wednesday we will sew together with friends and have a great time.

Cost: $ FREE
  • Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sundays: 12pm-4pm

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