Classes and Events

We want you to experience longarm quilting and all the capability of our APQS longarm machines. Classes are for everyone, from beginners through experienced longarm quilters. We can even build a class just for your interests. Here are lists of classes. Click on a title to see a brief description.

Our class schedule is on our calendar. Brief descriptions are below – book a class directly or learn more about each class. Classes are held at our studio on Buttercup Creek in Cedar Park, Texas. If you have a general question about classes email us or call 512-358-4605.

Leann McClain

Leann McClain

Beginner Longarm Rulers and Templates: shows you how to design and practice, drawing and quilting, with longarm rulers and templates. Our instructor is Leann McClain of La Grange, TX. The class is 5 hours, from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM with a break for lunch. Supplies and preparation are required. Price: $115 | Supply List | Learn more | Tell us if you’re interested in this class.

Kim Place

Beginner Quilting Crash Course: Learn all the skills for Beginner Quilting in one day. Learn how to create a mini quilt from start to finish including piecing blocks and tops, creating a back, making a quilt sandwich, quilting, binding and custom labels. Our instructor is Kim Place, of Beehive Craft Studio. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on July 22 | Price $100 | Book now | Supplies list | Learn more

Niku Arbabi

Binding and Finishing Quilts: Learn the techniques to give your quilts the finish they deserve! Learn several different methods of binding and practice some of them on a mini quilt in class. Our teacher is Niku Arbabi of xostitchesSupplies and preparation are required. Class is May 9 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Price: $60 | Book now | Supply List | Learn more

Leann McClain

Building Confidence With Longarm Rulers and Templates: This intermediate ruler class helps you create layered designs using multiple rulers. You’ll learn how to enhance a border using a rope tool or an oval ruler as well as instructions on the layering of designs. Previous experience with longarm rulers/templates is required. Our instructor is Leann McClain of La Grange, TX. The class is 4.5 hours, with a break for lunch, on September 23 at 10:00 AM at our Studio. Supplies and preparation are required. Price: $120 | Supply List | Learn more | Book now

apqs-road-show-ottq-imageCentral Texas APQS Road Show: The APQS Road Show seminar comes to Central Texas at our Studio. This is your chance to discover which APQS longarm quilting machine is right for you. This 3 hour FREE seminar is designed for everyone: quilters who do not currently own a longarm machine, current APQS owners who are looking to upgrade, and quilters who are thinking about starting their own quilting business. Special prices are available on all APQS machines during the Road Show. Price: Free | Learn more

Niku Arbabi

Foundation Paper Piecing: 2 introductory classes: Learn the basics of foundation paper piecing with these adorable patterns in two separate classes! Your teacher is Niku Arbabi of xostitches. Please sign up for the classes individually.
1) Introduction to Foundation Paper Piecing: Gemology Diamond: Class is June 22 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Supplies and preparation are required. Price: $40 | Book now | Supply List | Learn more
2) Introduction to Foundation Paper Piecing: Snail Mail:Class is July 11 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Supplies and preparation are required. Price: $40 | Book now | Supply List | Learn more
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Niku Arbabi

Foundation Paper Piecing: Spinning Icosahedron: This hard-to-pronounce but lovely modern design by is a perfect next level project in your foundation paper piecing adventures! The project and class are a more challenging level. We recommend you first attend one of our Paper Piecing introductory classes. Our teacher is Niku Arbabi. If you’re not sure if you’re ready, contact Niku, via e-mail to discuss. Class is July 20 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Supplies and preparation are required. Price: $40 | Book now | Supply List | Learn more

QuiltPathIntroduction to Quilt Path: This 3 hour class teaches you the basics of Quilt Path, the computerized quilting system for APQS machines. Because Quilt Path automates and assists longarm quilting, there is a prerequisite of 10 hours of longarm quilting experience. For dates, please see our calendar or book now. Price: $120 | Book now | Learn more | Tell us if you’re interested in this class.

Kim Place

Kim Place

Introduction to Quilting with Kim Place: Learn all the basics you need to design, assemble, and quilt your own quilt. This is a class for brand new quilters as well as quilters who want to learn how to “do it right.” The class is a total of 12 hours, consisting of a 3 hour session on each of four days. The class is 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at our Studio. Supplies and preparation are required. Price: $125 | Supply List | Learn more | Tell us if you’re interested in this class.

Pat Romohr

Pat Romohr

Kid’s Beginners Quilting: Each 9 year old and over student in this class will make his/her own lap-size quilt top. The quilt will be made from simple strips but in a very free form fashion. Our teacher is Pat Romohr. The class is 2 morning sessions of 3 hours each on consecutive days. Class is offered June 13-14, July 18-19, and August 9-10. Supplies and preparation are required. Price: $100 | Book June 13-14 now | Book July 18-19 now| Book August 9-10 nowSupply List | Learn more 

Dave Eaton

Dave Eaton

Maintaining Your Singer “Featherweight” Sewing Machine: Dave Eaton from “So Old Sew New” will teach you skills, tips, and insider tricks to keep your favorite portable sewing machine running perfectly. This 2.5 hour class is offered May 11 at 5:00 PM, and June 17 at 10:00 AM at our Over The Top Quilting Studio. Supplies are required. Price: $45 | Book now | Supply List | Learn more

Angela McCorkle

Angela McCorkle

Make Your Quilt Sing with Angela McCorkle: Learn the art of enhancing your quilt top with designs made to make the quilting “pop.” Our instructor is Angela McCorkle of Quilts with A Heart in Priddy, Texas. Angela is a renowned and award-winning longarmer. Class is  May 20, and June 19 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Supplies and preparation are required. Price: $140 | Book now | Wait listSupply list | Learn more

“More Than Meandering” Advanced Longarm: This 3 hour class is a follow-on to the APQS Beginner’s Class. It is an introduction to custom quilting and extends your skills. For dates, please see our calendar or book now. Price: $200 | Book now | Learn more

New APQS Longarm Owners: This 5 hour class is filled with hints and tips on how to make your quilting experience as successful as possible. This class is mostly “demonstration” so we can squeeze in as much information as possible. For dates, please see our calendar or book now. Price: Free to APQS owners. $200 for others | Book now | Learn more

Quilt Path User’s Group:  We host a gathering of Quilt Path users on the 3rd Wednesday of every other month, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, starting April 19. This is a moderated discussion group where you can share what you’ve learned and where other community members can help you. Price: $5 | Book now | Learn more

Angela Clark

Angela Clark

Quilt Path Camp with Angela Clark: Calling all Quilt Path users! Expert user, award winning quilter, and Quilt Path Instructor Angela Clark to teaches everything there is to know about Quilt Path. Learn all the hidden secrets of Quilt Path; learn not just the why of a function but so much more importantly, the how and when to use it. The class is 7 hours. Lunches will be provided to maximize your learning experience. Price: $550 | Tell us if you’re interested in this class | Supply List | Learn More

Rental Certification: This 3 hour class prepares you to rent independent time on one of our APQS longarm machines. Our fee includes your own set of zippers and pins which can be used to optimize your future rental time. If you have questions about the mechanics of using an APQS longarm quilting machine, please see our How_To page. For class dates, please see our calendar or book now. Price: $130 | Book now | Learn more.

Shannon Brinkley

Shannon Brinkley

Scrappy Applique Workshop by Shannon Brinkley: Come to our Studio to learn Shannon Brinkley’s simple and fun, raw-edge Scrappy Applique technique, basic quilting techniques, and basic free motion quilting. The workshop is 5 hours. Supplies are required. A pattern is also required and can be purchased at the Studio. Price: $90 | Supply List | Learn more | Tell us if you’re interested in this class.

Kim Place

Summer Camp with Kim Place: Students 8 years old and up, boys and girls, learn all the basics of sewing for 4 consecutive days, July 24 through 27. Each day students will have new fun projects to take home like a pincushion, drawstring bag, zippered pouch, and custom pillow. Our instructor is Kim Place, of Beehive Craft Studio. 9:00 AM to noon on July 24 to 27 | Price $135 | Book now | Supplies list | Learn more

Fran Drewe

Fran Drewe

T-shirt Quilt Construction: Want to learn how to turn those drawers full of T-shirts you no longer wear into a loving keepsake? Fran Drewe can teach you how! Learn the magical process of turning raw t-shirts into a display of memories. In this hands-on class, you’ll start with your 4 t-shirts and be guided through creation of a simple 2×2 finished quilt top. For dates, please see our calendar. Price: $85 | Supply List | Learn more | Tell us if you’re interested in this class

Deposit: A $25 non-refundable deposit is required for most classes. The deposit is applicable only to the specific class. Please see the individual class registration page for further information.