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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.



In the Words of Wisdom, Friday's day long class, students will have the opportunity to enjoy the features the creative icon 2 offers while ending with a fun, inspirational wall hanging.

Cost: $ 75.00
In the Quilting is the Best, Saturday's day long class, students will have the opportunity to enjoy the features the creative icon 2 offers while ending with a beautiful table runner.

Cost: $ 75.00
Helena Quilt Show
- Sep 09, 2022 10:00 am

Join us at the Helena Quilter's Guild 2022 Quilt Show. The theme of our 2022 Quilt Show will be ?Montana Memories.? Look for our booth at the quilt show at the Helena Civic Center Location: Helena Civic Center 340 Neill Ave Helena, MT 59601

Cost: $ FREE
If you have never sewn on cards before, it really is as simple as sewing on fabric. Your unique embroidery stitches add a touch of style and creativity that makes it easy and fun to sew beautifully stitched cards that will delight your family and friends. 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
Judy's Beauties Class
- Sep 16, 2022 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
Barn Quilts Made Easy Class
- Sep 17, 2022 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: $ 60.00
Pop Up Fall Tree Pillow Class
- Sep 22, 2022 11:00 am

Make this bold autumn pillows with fabric scraps in fall colors. This Fall Trees Applique Stashbuster Pillow shows off the leftovers of your favorite fabrics in a clever design featuring an appliqued tree trunk and leaves made from scraps. Pillow designs like this have a simplicity that captures the beauty of autumn while showing off your impressive level of technique when it comes to applique quilt patterns. Anyone who visits your home will want to know where you got such an impressive fall scene quilt pattern pillow. Learn the basics of machine appllique and make this adorable fall pillow.

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
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
Beginning Quilt Class
- Sep 29, 2022 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. $200 + 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
T-Shirt Quilt Construction Class
- Oct 01, 2022 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
Embroidered towels can class up your home decor. Monogrammed towels are also a great way to personalize towels. If you are new to machine embroidery, towels are a great beginner project. Who doesn't like to add some life to your towels. 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
Instant heirloom! Create a beautiful Christmas tree skirt that will be a family favorite for years to come! Customize with fabrics and thread of your choice, arranging the village however you'd like to make a unique project. Fifteen applique blocks and thirty embroidery-only blocks are stitched completely in the hoop, and then joined together with your sewing machine. The backing and the binding are added with your sewing machine. You will learn how to machine embroidery this stunning tree skirt. You choose the size of the tree skirt to make. There are 4 sizes included. Theses are approximate finished sizes: 5x7 finishes at 34.6" , 6x10 finishes at 47.7", 150 x 240 hoop (slightly smaller 6x10) finishes at 41.5" and 8x12 finishes at 51.7".

Cost: $ 50.00
Diva Wallet Class
- Oct 12, 2022 05:00 pm

The Diva Frame Wallet is the perfect accessory for every lady no matter her style. Keep cash, change and cards neatly organized in this easy to make, beautiful frame wallet. Believe me when I say that each of your friends will be begging you to make them one after they see how lovely the one you're carrying is! Wallet includes 6 card pockets, 1 zipper pocket and 2 open pockets. Class is $36 and includes the pattern. Books and patterns that are required for class must be purchased individually to prevent copyright violations. Please pick up a supply list at PPQ for additional supplies needed. Sign up today.

Cost: $ 36.00
Coat Class
- Oct 22, 2022 10:00 am

The Tamarack Jacket is a warm and stylish quilted coat perfect for spring and fall layering. Follow one of the two quilting designs included, or design your own to make your Tamarack totally original to you! You?ll stay toasty thanks to the inner layer of batting, while the roomy welt pockets will keep your belongings safe and your hands warm. Some of the techniques involved include straight seams, basic quilting, inserting a welt pocket, and applying bias binding. You will learn pattern fitting and adjustments for you. How to make adjustments to the bust, length, add a collar, pockets, hood, etc.

Cost: $ 70.25
Coat Class
- Oct 26, 2022 10:00 am

The Tamarack Jacket is a warm and stylish quilted coat perfect for spring and fall layering. Follow one of the two quilting designs included, or design your own to make your Tamarack totally original to you! You?ll stay toasty thanks to the inner layer of batting, while the roomy welt pockets will keep your belongings safe and your hands warm. Some of the techniques involved include straight seams, basic quilting, inserting a welt pocket, and applying bias binding. You will learn pattern fitting and adjustments for you. How to make adjustments to the bust, length, add a collar, pockets, hood, etc.

Cost: $ 70.25
What's in the Bag
- Oct 29, 2022 10:00 am

Purchase a "What's in the bag" and use the ingredients to make a project. All projects are due on or before December 31. The projects will then be displayed in the store for a selected amount of time for visitors to vote on their favorite Project. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Sign up today to get your bag reserved. The bags will be available for pickup on October 29th. Pick up your bag and take it home and let the fun begin. We cannot wait to see each project that everyone will create. The challenge bags are available while supplies last.

Cost: $ 15.00
What's in the Bag
- Dec 31, 2022 10:00 am

Purchase a "What's in the bag" and use the ingredients to make a project. All projects are due on or before April 29th, 2023. The projects will then be displayed in the store for a selected amount of time for visitors to vote on their favorite Project. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Sign up today to get your bag reserved. The bags will be available for pickup on December 31, 2022. Pick up your bag and take it home and let the fun begin. We cannot wait to see each project that everyone will create. The challenge bags are available while supplies last.

Cost: $ 15.00
  • Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sundays: 12pm-4pm

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