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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 2022 Class Schedule


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



What's in the Bag Contest!
- Jan 28, 2023 10:00 am

Purchase a "What's in the bag" and use the ingredients to make an inspired project! Completed projects may be made into anything from quilts to pillows, bags, table runners, and placemats. You're only limited by your imagination! Sign up today to reserve your bag. Pick up your bag between January 6 - January 21, 2023, take it home, and let the creativity begin. All projects are due to PPQ on or before April 1, 2023. The projects will then be displayed in the store for a select amount of time for visitors to vote on their favorite project. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Projects must use at least one of the fabrics included in the bag but may be combined with anything from your stash to show your style. Submitted projects must be finished i.e., quilted, bound, etc. We cannot wait to see what you create!

Cost: $ 16.00
Create a pillow, table runner, or topper while you learn two foundation piecing techniques: paper piecing using foundation paper and paperless paper piecing. Foundation piecing is a method that allows you to create accurate patchwork blocks accurately, quickly, and easily.

Cost: $ 40.00
Beginning Quilt Class
- Feb 02, 2023 11:00 am

This is a beginner class. In just eight three-hour classes, you will successfully finish your first quilt. In class, you will 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. We will help you with selecting the fabric to make this quilt. $240 + material & supplies bought at Prickly Pear Quilts, 10% discount on material & supplies. Space is limited so call and sign up today! If material bought elsewhere its $400 for the class.

Cost: $ 240.00
Barn Quilts Made Easy Class
- Feb 04, 2023 10:00 am

Join us for a fun filled day creating barn quilts using paint and tape. This class is intended to be fun! Not stressful or difficult! Learn the techniques that will allow you to create beautiful wooden quilts that can be enjoyed inside or outside. In class, you will be painting on plywood that has been prepared for you. We will also provide you a choice of quilt block patterns to choose from in order to keep it simple and stress free. Choose your own colors from instructor provided paint or instructor will help you with your design. Class Supplies: Paint and Plywood will be provided by instructor. You Will Need to Bring: 8" or 12" ruler (6" square works well too) X-Acto Knife with new blade Hair dryer or heat gun Foam brushes 1" and 2" (several of each) Artist paint brushes in multiple sizes (Can be used continuously after cleaning each time) Lunch, snacks, drinks and a willingness to have fun! Seats are limited. If class is in high demand, we will add additional dates. Sign up today

Cost: $ 75.00
Snowman Tablerunner in the Hoop
- Feb 05, 2023 12:00 pm

Embrace the beauty of a winter wonderland with our Snowman Table Runner! Customize the table runner with fun colors and fabric patterns. Software includes background quilting design and file.5x7 or 6x10 or larger hoop required; Approximate finished sizes: 5x7 - 10" x 30" and/or 6x10 - 13.5" x 40" Requires 12 hoopings. Twelve blocks can be stitched completely in the hoop, and then joined together with your sewing machine. The backing and the binding are added with your sewing machine.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make these adorable Conversation Heart Bags for your loved one for Valentine's Day. This class is scheduled from Noon to 9:00PM, this will allow you to come and go as you wish. The instructor will be here during this time to help you when you arrive. In the world of machine embroidery, there is always so much to learn! The good news is, learning is fun. It is fun to discover new tips and techniques. It is fun to unlock the potential of your embroidery software. And it is fun to join with other embroiderers, learning from each other and becoming inspired with new ideas. Join this class and increase your knowledge about particular software programs and explore new techniques and projects. This class will be offered monthly with different projects each month. Books and patterns that are required for class must be purchased individually to prevent copyright violations. Sign up today.

Cost: $ 25.00
It is time to step outdoors with the creatures of the wilderness. The embroidery designs include bear, deer, elk, and moose in a mountain forest setting with a total of 27 embroidery designs. These designs are perfect for decorating that mountain cabin or second home. Quilt pattern includes instructions to create a full size quilt or a wall hanging panel. This class will teach you step by step on how to embroidery the blocks to putting the quilt together. The class is $60 and included the pattern.

Cost: $ 60.00
Judy's Beauties Class
- Feb 17, 2023 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 picking out your fabric, getting started, whatever it may be, Diana Simkins will be here to get you started, restarted, inspired, organized, and on your way to finishing a beautiful quilt. $35 per session to be paid to Diana Simkins. Please call to reserve your spot.

Cost: $ 35.00
Prima Diva Wallet Class
- Feb 18, 2023 10:00 am

Meet the Prima Diva. The Diva wallet's bigger, more organized sister! Is it a wallet? Is it a wristlet? Is it a purse? It is all of those! This versatile organizer wallet can be made with an optional wrist strap or chain loops. Inside you will find lots of card pockets 12 card pockets, 3 open pockets, 2 zippered pockets and plenty of room for your cash and phone too! The Prima Diva uses the same 7 1/2″ frame as the Diva Wallet.

Cost: $ 36.25
Join Helena's own CraftiStaci and create one or both of these fun miniature?quilts while learning Staci's method for creating eight, 1/2 square triangles at a time. The fabric panel is included in the pattern. PPQ carries panel refills in the store.? Sign up here today

Cost: $ 41.00
Handy Heart Pot Holder Class
- Mar 04, 2023 10:00 am

Impress friends and family with cheery potholders. They are easy to make and look great hanging up. They can be used as trivets. Make and mail your heart to a friend, give as a hostess gift or housewarming present. Share with family and coworkers. Everyone needs a nice potholder. In this class you will learn how to make these adorable heart potholders.

Cost: $ 35.00
Make these adorable shamrock coaster on your embroidery machine. This class is scheduled from Noon to 9:00PM, this will allow you to come and go as you wish. The instructor will be here during this time to help you when you arrive. In the world of machine embroidery, there is always so much to learn! The good news is, learning is fun. It is fun to discover new tips and techniques. It is fun to unlock the potential of your embroidery software. And it is fun to join with other embroiderers, learning from each other and becoming inspired with new ideas. Join this class and increase your knowledge about particular software programs and explore new techniques and projects. This class will be offered monthly with different projects each month. Books and patterns that are required for class must be purchased individually to prevent copyright violations. Sign up today.

Cost: $ 25.00
T-Shirt Quilt Construction Class
- Apr 01, 2023 10:00 am

Would you like to turn those T-shirts you or someone special no longer wear into a loving keepsake? We can teach you how! Learn the process of turning t-shirts into a display of memories. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to lay out your quilt, cut apart t-shirts, iron on stabilizer, precisely cut the t-shirts for quilt placement, and sew the shirts together with sashing and border (optional). Class is $50 and includes the book. Books and patterns that are required for class must be purchased individually to prevent copyright violations. Please pick up supplies list at PPQ for additional supplies needed. Sign up today.

Cost: $ 50.00
Learn to Embroidery on Clothing
- Apr 15, 2023 10:00 am

Learn to use your embroidery machine and embroidery on clothes, bags, hats and much more. In this class, you will learn what stabilizers for your project. Bring your item that you would like to embroidery and let the fun begin. The choices are endless.

Cost: $ 25.00
Are you using your embroidery machine to its full advantage? Join us and spend a day finishing a quilt in your embroidery hoop and see just 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 would 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. This is a software training so basic knowledge of your embroidery machine is encouraged. Class is $65 and includes the book and embroidery designs. Books and patterns that are required for class must be purchased individually to prevent copyright violations. Please pick up list at PPQ for additional supplies needed. Sign up today.

Cost: $ 65.00
  • Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sundays: 12pm-4pm

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