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

Spring/Summer 2018 Class Schedule


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


Creative Grids Ruler Club, August Learn to use Creative Grid rulers to create a Cats On The Table runner in time for Halloween. Bring your Halloween scraps or we have plenty of Halloween fabric for you to choose from. Prefer to use traditional or fall fabric, no problem!

Cost: $ 15.00
Judy's Beauties!
- Aug 17, 2018 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, certified instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting for 7 years, will be here to get you started, restarted, inspired, organized, and on your way to finishing beautiful quilt. $35 per session.

Cost: $ 35.00
Jelly Roll Rug
- Aug 18, 2018 10:00 am

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!

Cost: $ 25.00
Make and Take Series, August
- Aug 20, 2018 11:00 am

Choose one of two session, 11am - 2pm or 5:30pm - 8:30pm GET COZY - Get cozy with our License Plate Zipper Pouch. Use the license plates you gathered throughout your Row by Row experience travels to create this fun pouch. $15 + pattern, zipper and your choice of plates.

Make and Take Series, August
- Aug 20, 2018 05:30 pm

Choose one of two session, 11am - 2pm or 5:30pm - 8:30pm GET COZY - Get cozy with our License Plate Zipper Pouch. Use the license plates you gathered throughout your Row by Row experience travels to create this fun pouch. $15 + pattern, zipper and your choice of plates.

Open Sew Tuesdays
- Aug 21, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Aug 28, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Sep 04, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
- Sep 05, 2018 11:00 am

Starting on September 5, from 11am-3pm or 5pm-9pm Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. We will sew all of the 45 Farm Girl blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage book. Every other Wednesday we will sew two 6" blocks, with the goal of finishing the sampler quilt.

You will learn how to complete three different versions of quilt tops, no cutting or rulers will be used, with one layer cake and a coordinating charm pack. They do not have to be from the same line, just similar enough that you would include them in a single quilted item. This is a fun way to pick out your fabrics and get right to piecing.

Cost: $ 25.00
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Sep 11, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
Make and Take Series, September
- Sep 17, 2018 11:00 am

SEW-IN-TO-IT - Choose a pre-cut kit with 3 quilted eyeglass cases and then choose one of the eye glass cases to make in class. That leaves two more you can make and give away to a friend or keep for yourself. All the cutting is done for you. Create and style your case however you like.

Cost: $ 15.00
Make and Take Series, September
- Sep 17, 2018 05:30 pm

SEW-IN-TO-IT - Choose a pre-cut kit with 3 quilted eyeglass cases and then choose one of the eye glass cases to make in class. That leaves two more you can make and give away to a friend or keep for yourself. All the cutting is done for you. Create and style your case however you like.

Cost: $ 15.00
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Sep 18, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
- Sep 19, 2018 11:00 am

Starting on September 5, from 11am-3pm or 5pm-9pm Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. We will sew all of the 45 Farm Girl blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage book. Every other Wednesday we will sew two 6" blocks, with the goal of finishing the sampler quilt.

Creative Grids Ruler Club, September Learn to use Creative Grid rulers to create a Crazy Christmas Tree Runner in time for Christmas. Bring your Christmas scraps or we have plenty of Christmas fabric for you to choose from. Prefer to use traditional of christmas, no problem!

Poppins Bag Class
- Sep 22, 2018 09:00 am

Create your own large designer bag. These large zippered bags are beauties and make great travel bags or carryalls for your sewing projects. There are pockets on the outside and inside to keep everything organized. This bag keeps it shape and is very sturdy. Pattern includes two stainless steel stays with protective tips. Finished size: 18" wide x 12" deep x 14" tall. This project will be taught over two sessions.

Open Sew Tuesdays
- Sep 25, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
Beginning Quilt Class
- Sep 25, 2018 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. $125 +material & supplies, 10% discount on material & supplies. Space is limited so call and sign up today!

Cost: $ 125.00
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Oct 02, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
- Oct 03, 2018 11:00 am

Starting on September 5, from 11am-3pm or 5pm-9pm Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. We will sew all of the 45 Farm Girl blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage book. Every other Wednesday we will sew two 6" blocks, with the goal of finishing the sampler quilt.

Camden Bag or Rockport Tote Class
- Oct 06, 2018 10:00 am

Choose from two options. 1. Beautiful zigzag stitched Camden bags. No shaping required! Uses jelly rolls, Bali Pops or use your stash and cut strips to make this fun and sturdy bag. 2. The Rockport Tote. A whole cloth, channel stitched version of our Camden Bags. Hurry up and sign up today! This class sells out fast every time.

Cost: $ 25.00
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Oct 09, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
Jelly Roll Rug
- Oct 13, 2018 10:00 am

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!

Cost: $ 25.00
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Oct 16, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
- Oct 17, 2018 11:00 am

Starting on September 5, from 11am-3pm or 5pm-9pm Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. We will sew all of the 45 Farm Girl blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage book. Every other Wednesday we will sew two 6" blocks, with the goal of finishing the sampler quilt.

Judy's Beauties!
- Oct 19, 2018 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, certified instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting for 7 years, will be here to get you started, restarted, inspired, organized, and on your way to finishing beautiful quilt. $35 per session.

Cost: $ 35.00
Make an Heirloom Quilt!
- Oct 20, 2018 09:30 am

Judy Niemeyer - Technique of the Month Taught by Diana Simkins Certified Instructor February 3, 2018 - 8 months Registration fee $100 for quilt or $80 for wall hanging/includes pattern & papers. $35 per month thereafter for 8 months Class includes working with Diana using Quiltster App - Quiltster is an incredible fabric auditioning software that allows you to pick and choose fabrics before you spend money. Gift certificates and loyalty cards may not be used on the class fee. They may be used on fabric and supplies.

Cost: $ 100.00
Make and Take Series, October
- Oct 22, 2018 11:00 am

ROUND PENCIL CASE - Get organized by choosing one of the two versions of this cute pencil case. This case is great for storing your marking tools or makes a great gift for a student or your quilting buddies. $15 + pattern, zipper and material

Make and Take Series, October
- Oct 22, 2018 05:30 pm

ROUND PENCIL CASE - Get organized by choosing one of the two versions of this cute pencil case. This case is great for storing your marking tools or makes a great gift for a student or your quilting buddies. $15 + pattern, zipper and material

Open Sew Tuesdays
- Oct 23, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
Happy Noel Christmas Tree Runner
- Oct 25, 2018 11:00 am

Creative Grids Ruler Club, October Learn to use Creative Grid rulers to create a Happy Noel Christmas Runner in time for Christmas. Bring your Christmas scraps or we have plenty of Christmas fabric for you to choose from. Prefer to use traditional of christmas, no problem!

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
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Oct 30, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
- Oct 31, 2018 11:00 am

Starting on September 5, from 11am-3pm or 5pm-9pm Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. We will sew all of the 45 Farm Girl blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage book. Every other Wednesday we will sew two 6" blocks, with the goal of finishing the sampler quilt.

Open Sew Tuesdays
- Nov 06, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Nov 13, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
- Nov 14, 2018 11:00 am

Starting on September 5, from 11am-3pm or 5pm-9pm Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. We will sew all of the 45 Farm Girl blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage book. Every other Wednesday we will sew two 6" blocks, with the goal of finishing the sampler quilt.

Judy's Beauties!
- Nov 16, 2018 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, certified instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting for 7 years, will be here to get you started, restarted, inspired, organized, and on your way to finishing beautiful quilt. $35 per session.

Cost: $ 35.00
Make an Heirloom Quilt!
- Nov 17, 2018 10:00 am

Judy Niemeyer - Technique of the Month Taught by Diana Simkins Certified Instructor February 3, 2018 - 8 months Registration fee $100 for quilt or $80 for wall hanging/includes pattern & papers. $35 per month thereafter for 8 months Class includes working with Diana using Quiltster App - Quiltster is an incredible fabric auditioning software that allows you to pick and choose fabrics before you spend money. Gift certificates and loyalty cards may not be used on the class fee. They may be used on fabric and supplies.

Cost: $ 100.00
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Nov 20, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Nov 27, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
- Nov 28, 2018 11:00 am

Starting on September 5, from 11am-3pm or 5pm-9pm Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. We will sew all of the 45 Farm Girl blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage book. Every other Wednesday we will sew two 6" blocks, with the goal of finishing the sampler quilt.

Pine Tree Banner or Table Runner
- Nov 29, 2018 11:00 am

Creative Grids Ruler Club, November Learn to use Creative Grid rulers to create a Pine Tree Banner or Table Runner in time for Christmas. Bring your Christmas scraps or we have plenty of Christmas fabric for you to choose from. Prefer to use traditional of Christmas, no problem!

Open Sew Tuesdays
- Dec 04, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
Open Sew Tuesdays
- Dec 11, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
- Dec 12, 2018 11:00 am

Starting on September 5, from 11am-3pm or 5pm-9pm Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. We will sew all of the 45 Farm Girl blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage book. Every other Wednesday we will sew two 6" blocks, with the goal of finishing the sampler quilt.

Open Sew Tuesdays
- Dec 18, 2018 10:00 am

Starting August 7, the PPQ classroom will be open for FREE sewing every Tuesday from 10am to 4:30pm. 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
Judy's Beauties!
- Dec 21, 2018 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, certified instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting for 7 years, will be here to get you started, restarted, inspired, organized, and on your way to finishing beautiful quilt. $35 per session.

Cost: $ 35.00
Make an Heirloom Quilt!
- Dec 22, 2018 10:00 am

Judy Niemeyer - Technique of the Month Taught by Diana Simkins Certified Instructor February 3, 2018 - 8 months Registration fee $100 for quilt or $80 for wall hanging/includes pattern & papers. $35 per month thereafter for 8 months Class includes working with Diana using Quiltster App - Quiltster is an incredible fabric auditioning software that allows you to pick and choose fabrics before you spend money. Gift certificates and loyalty cards may not be used on the class fee. They may be used on fabric and supplies.

Cost: $ 100.00
Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along
- Dec 26, 2018 11:00 am

Starting on September 5, from 11am-3pm or 5pm-9pm Join us for a fun, FREE sew along and create the farm girl vintage quilt. We will sew all of the 45 Farm Girl blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage book. Every other Wednesday we will sew two 6" blocks, with the goal of finishing the sampler quilt.

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

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