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, 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. October 7, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a break for lunch | Price $100 | Book now | Supplies 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. August 26 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | Price: Free | Book now | Learn more

Angela McCorkle

Feather It Up and Fill It In: Learn two separate techniques, feathers and fill in two separate but related classes. You can sign up for either one or both classes. You can take one class on one day and the other class on another day. Our instructor is Angela McCorkle of Quilts with A Heart in Priddy, Texas.
Feather It Up: Find the feather that fits your freehand style! Class is 3 hours. Supplies are required. Price: $75 | Book now | Learn more | Tell us if you’re interested in this class.
Fill It In: Learn a variety of background designs to enhance your custom quilting. Class is 3 hours. Supplies are required. Price: $75 | Book now | Learn more | Tell us if you’re interested in this class.

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. 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. Supplies and preparation are required. Price: $100 | Book August 9-10 nowSupply List | Learn more | Tell us if you’re interested in this class.

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 on August 22 at our Over The Top Quilting Studio. Supplies are required. Price: $45 | Book now | Supply List | Learn more | Tell us if you’re interested in this class
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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 September 9 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Supplies and a prepared practice quilt 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 | Tell us if you’re interested in this class.

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. Our next meeting is August 16. 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

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 3 hours a day on 4 consecutive days. 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. Price $135 | Supplies list | Learn more | Tell us if you’re interested in this class 

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. Class is 4 hours, with an hour break for lunch, at our Studio. Price: $85 | Supply List | Learn more | Book now | 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.