Bootcamp: The Basics of Quilting

Want to learn to quilt? Or brush up on basics?  Bootcamp is for you!  This class will focus on the essentials of quilting: cutting, piecing, pressing, and finishing. Over 3 sessions, you will make a set of 4 placemats,  guided by one of our experienced instructors, and leave with the skills and confidence to start your first quilt!

Participants in this class will recieve 15% off all supplies on the list of required items.  After payment, you will be emailed instructions for preparing for this class. 

Experience required for this class: you can operate a sewing machine, including winding a bobbin, changing a needle, basic troubleshooting

Supplies needed for this class:

  • sewing machine in good working order, bringing the manual for your machine is recommended
  • 80/20 Universal sewing machine needles
  • 45mm rotary cutter and 6x24 acrylic ruler
  • 18x24" cutting mat 
  • neutral thread
  • sewing machine needles
  • seam ripper
  • small scissors or thread snips
  • straight pins
  • marking tool (ask at MQS for advice on this)
  • safety pins or basting spray
  • hand sewing needles
  • Fabric & Batting: detailed list will be emailed after registration

Click here to read the MQS Class Policies

Click here to enrol in the March 21, 28, & April 4 class (6-9 pm)

Instructors for this course: 


Rebecca Savard

Rebecca has been addicted to quilting since 2001. As there isn't a rehab program for this, she now finds herself the owner of Monkland Quilt Studio!  Rebecca has taught both technique and project courses, and loves that moment when someone 'gets it'. More than anything, she is slightly obsessed with fabric, and can talk about it all day.  Her pet peeve?  The Quilt Police.