New Class Schedule!

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We’ve got some great new classes going on through April – click on the “Classes” tab at the top of the page to see what’s coming up!  If you click on a class listing, you can see details and a preview sample if we have one.  All class fees are $15.00 per session – usually patterns are free but if a pattern or tool is required, it’s listed in the details.

Please join us for a class soon!


September – December 2012 Class Schedule

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Emma’s Quilt”

Tuesdays, September 4th & 11th

Instructor: Gene Brawner

Class Fee: $15.00 per session

Book: $24.99 – “Jelly Roll Dreams”

The secret to this design is sewing a partial seam, an easy technique that creates the illusion of intricacy. Unlike some patterns that use pre-cuts, there is no waste with this quilt as all jelly roll strips are used to create a beautiful appliqued border. Stop by the shop to see the sample!

What’s in Your Vinyl Bag?”

Tuesday, September 18th

Instructor: Elaine NeuginClass Fee: $15.00

Pattern: $6.50 or $8.50

This project is a small zipper bag with a clear window – no guessing what’s inside this bag! There are two options for this class; make one or both! Vinyl will be sold by the inch, so no need to buy a whole roll for a small project. We also have zippers available in a selection of colors – only 60¢ each. Join us for a fun (and useful) class!

Finish Up/Potluck/Results of our ‘Ugly’ Challenge”

Tuesday, September 25th

No Instructor or Fee

Sign up to bring your favorite dish and enjoy an evening with friends! Sewing, visiting, and eating – plus, we’ll announce the winner of our “Ugly Fabric” Challenge. Yum!

Pinwheel Paradise”

Tuesdays, October 2nd & 9th

Instructor: Carla MoonClass Fee: $15.00 per session

Book: $24.99 – “Jelly Roll Dreams” 

Love this quilt with interlocking blocks. The book says the secret to making it happen is to label the link fabrics carefully! Come and see how it all goes together.


Flying South”

Tuesday, October 16th

Instructor: Dixie PenningtonClass Fee: $15.00

Pattern: Free

Now here’s a great idea for making flying geese – foundation piecing! Dixie will show us a great technique to make tackling those pesky geese easier. The end result is gorgeous – a 17” x 32” table runner that is perfect for holiday gift-giving!


Jelly Roll Spin”

Tuesday, October 23rd

Instructor: Gail LloydClass Fee: $15.00

Pattern: Free

Time for Gail’s “spin” on a jelly roll quilt with beautiful results. I thought I’d seen them all, but here’s a great new one – aren’t pre-cuts fun!


Twisted Rudy”

Tuesday, October 30th

Instructor: Sherry MillerClass Fee: $15.00

Pattern: Free

Cute! Cute! Cute! Sherry’s reindeer is made using the “Lil’ Twister” template we used in class last spring. A fun and quick project – this class will fill quickly!


Continuous Binding”

Tuesday, November 6th

Instructor: Charlene LambClass Fee: $15.00

Continuous binding is a fantastic technique that can make binding your quilts fast and easy. Join Charlene to learn how it’s done!


Finish Up/Potluck”

Tuesday, November 13th

No Instructor or Fee

Awww – a fun time without me! Only one rule: have a great time. Sign up to bring your favorite potluck dish and Sew – Eat – Laugh!



Tuesdays, November 20th & 27th

Instructor: Rilla WebbClass Fee: $15.00 per session

Pattern: Free

This is the prettiest quilt I’ve seen in a long time. Rilla has adapted this quilt to use the 7 ½” template from Elisa’s Backporch Designs to make beautiful blocks that join to form a beautiful quilt.


We at the Santa Fe Depot appreciate your support and friendship throughout the year,

and to show our gratitude there will be no class fees in December.

Thank you all so much for a great year!

December 4th – Open Sewing

December 11th – Christmas Party

December 18th – Open Sewing

Open Sewing nights on December 4th and December 18th are a great way to get out of the house and step away from holiday preparations for a little while. Please still sign up so we know how many to expect.

For our Christmas Party on December 11th, let’s exchange hand-made gifts this year. You could bring a small finished project, quilt blocks, ornaments – use your imagination! Dirty Santa rules definitely will be in force.


July/August Class Schedule 2012

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Tuesday, July 3rd

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Machine Caddy Mat”


Instructor: Gene Brawner

Class Fee: $15.00


Join us for a fun class with Gene. These handy mats make great gifts for your sewing friends. This is a good opportunity to use those “orphan” blocks. Class is almost filled – - sign up early!



Tuesday, July 10th & 17th

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mirror Mirror”


Instructor: Carla Moon

Class Fee: $15.00 per session

Pattern: $9.00


Enjoy planning your colors for this lovely quilt – - all sizes are included in the pattern from a baby quilt to a king size. We will cut and sew on this quilt for 2 sessions – - at the end you will have a beautiful quilt! Stop by the shop to see 2 different samples.



….During the months of July and August, we will present a 4 part series of classes devoted to using your scraps. From the book “Runner Mania” – these table runners will look great in seasonal themes. With that in mind, we offer a select group of holiday fabric at the sale price of $5.95 per yard. Hot summer time is an excellent time to work on small projects that are easily completed! Yeah!


Dates: July 24th, & 31st, August 21st, & 28th



Tuesday, July 24th & 31st

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Runner Mania”

Series 1 & 2



Instructor: Rilla Webb (24th)

Dixie Pennington (31st)

Class Fee: $10.00 per session

Book: $20.00 (use for all 4 classes)


Tuesday, August 7th & 14th

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chick” Quilt”


Instructor: Carla Moon

Class Fee: $15.00

Pattern: Free


This gorgeous quilt is quick and easy to make. It’s made from 1 charm pack and 1 jelly roll and ½ yards of fabric. It can also be made from fat quarters.



Tuesday, August 21st & 28th

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Runner Mania”

Series 3 & 4


Instructor: Jeanne Baulch (21st)

Dixie Pennington (28th)

Class Fee: $10.00 per session

Book: Use same book – “Runner Mania”


Challenge Quilt #2

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 **Tuesday, June 19th, is our potluck dinner. Be sure and let me know what you’ll be bringing. Everyone is welcome.


Challenge Quilt #2:

Why Did I Buy That?”


Also – - that night we will begin our next challenge quilt.

Again – - the rules are simple.


1. Bring in 1 yard of the ugliest fabric you have. Be sure and put it in a bag so we can’t see it. We will draw numbers and exchange fabric.


2. You may add: Any percentage of fabric from your own stash AND you may add 1 yard newly purchased piece of fabric.


3. There is no minimum or maximum quilt size required.


4. “Ugly” fabric MUST be used on the front of the quilt.


5.Contest begins Tuesday, June 19th, and ends Tuesday, September 4th .


New Products in April

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Frixion Pens: $4.50 each

*Rewritable – Erase & rewrite repeatedly without damaging documents. NO WEAR OR TEAR!

*Thermo-Sensitive – Gel ink formula disappears with erasing friction.

*Smooth writing gel ink

*Available with fine point in assorted ink colors.

*Disappears with heat and reappears with cold



Wonder Clips: $6.95

*Great for quilt bindings



Cut A Round: $22.50

*Rotary cut perfect circles every time!



Squedge & Pattern: $ 14.98 & $8.98

*A squedge is a squedge wedge!

Moroccan Tile – by: Cheryl Phillips



Water Wheel – by: Cheryl Philips: $8.98



Jewel Box – Gems 5 & 10: $19.98

*Combine the Jewel Box Gem Five and Ten tools for endless design possibilities!



Ten Degree Wedge: $19.98

*The ten degree wedge tool makes a 50″ circle when 36 wedges are sewn together with exact 1/4″ seams. Seam allowances are included with the tool.

*The center opening is 5 1/2″

*For angled wedge designs, 60 degree and 45 degree markings are included on the tool.

*Be sure to store your tool flat or hang to avoid breakage

*If clear packaging tape is applied, be sure to remove it after use.



Cabbage & Roses:

Kit: 72″ x 72″ (includes binding) – $120.00


Finished Projects for the month of March!

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“XOXO Table Runner or Bed Runner” – Class taught by Amy Smith (Please stop by the Depot for more information on how to make this project)

Finished by: Sherry Miller

“116 Fabrics: Summer Extravaganza”

Carla Moon – finished 1st


Bill and Glenda Rowe – finished 2nd

Johnny Hancock – finished 3rd

**Lookin good – - keep em coming

“Rag Quilt”


Finished by: Loretta Feiler

“Miniatures”  by Gail Llyod



April/May/June 2012 Class Schedule

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**During the months of April, May, and June, we have planned a paper – piecing quilt using Carol Doak’s book – “50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars”! – One class per month will be devoted to stars!!!


                                               Tuesday, April 3rd

                                 “50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars”

                                                    Carol Doaks

                                          6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Dixie Pennington

Book: $27.95

Paper: $9.95

Class Fee: $15.00

Choose the star patterns and number of 12 blocks for your quilt – Let’s get started!


                                                                           Tuesday, April 10th 

                                                             ”Oriental Fan”

                                                              Eleanor Burns

                                                       6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Dixie Pennington


Class Fee: $15.00

Be ready to sew because this class features a kit with ALL pieces cut! We also include the backing and batting to make this 21″ x 48″ table runner.


                                                                            Tuesday, April 17th

                                                                                “Sewing Wallet”

                                                       6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Gail Lloyd

Pattern: Free

Class Fee: $15.00

These “wallets” make wonderful gifts. Bring fat quarters and fusible fleece or batting to construct these colorful gadget holders. This is Gail’s 1st class here at the Depot, so let’s give her a warm welcome and have fun!


                                                  Tuesday, April 24th


                                                     6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

To celebrate our local quilt show this year, we are offering an “end – of – bolt” sale. An advanced sale will be extended by invitation to our preferred customers to enjoy $3.00 off per yard. All bolts are included in the sale with the exception of our sale room. Rules are easy – all fabric on any bolt must be sold to qualify for the $3.00 off per yard. Hope to see you there – we’ll serve a light supper and dessert to sweeten the deal!


                                                                       Tuesday, May 1st

                                                       ”Pockets to Go”

                                                    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Elaine Neugin

Pattern: $9.00

Class Fee: $15.00

Use this handy organizer next to your sewing machine or cutting table, on your desk, or in the bathroom to keep everything at your fingertips. The pattern is by “Atkinson Designs” so you know it’s easy to follow directions!

                                                                                   Tuesday, May 8th

                                                   “2nd Session: 50 Fabulous Paper – Piecing Stars”

                                                            6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Dixie Pennington or STAFF

Class Fee: $15.00 per session

It will be fun to see the different choices of stars and fabric used as this class progresses in June!

                                                                           Tuesday, May 15th

                                                                    “TO BE ANNOUNCED”

                                                                    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Tuesday, May 22nd

Waving Flag”

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Sherry Miller


Class Fee: $15.00 

 Sherry offers us a pre-cut kit with red, white, and blue “tumbling block” pieces to make this patriotic wall hanging or tabletopper. What a unique piece! Class will fill up early – so sign up!


** The next 3 sessions will feature one of my favorite quilt patterns and one that is easily recognizable by everyone! Time for a “Double Wedding Ring”!

Scheduled classes include:

                                                   Tuesday, May 30th

                                                   Tuesday, June 5th

                                                   Tuesday, June 12th

                                                   6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Dixie Pennington

Template Set: $38.00

Class Fee: $10.00 per session

We will use the Marti Michell 7 piece template set to create this wonderful quilt. She will include yardage for various quilt sizes. With the addition of fabric “background” – you could use your favorite scraps for this project!

                                                                             Tuesday, June 19th

                                                     ”Finish -Up Night: Potluck”

                                                           6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


                                       Tuesday, June 26th

                                                   “3rd Session: 50 Fabulous Paper – Piecing Stars”

                                          6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Dixie Pennington or STAFF

Class Fee: $15.00 per session

 Final session of the Paper – Piecing Stars!


Just a Reminder:

Our local quilt show is scheduled for Friday, April 27th from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday, April 28th from 9 am to 5 pm. There will be lovely quilts, vendors (Santa Fe Depot Quilt Shop :) ), lovely quilts, food, lovely quilts, and free demonstrations. Amy Smith and Dixie Pennington will represent our shop with demonstrations, so be sure and stop by to visit with them!


A special hello to our quilting friend – - Cora Pollard. This purple quilt was lovingly made for her by the Santa Fe Depot quilt ladies – - Cora – Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Happy Birthday:

Happy Birthday to our March birthday gal – - Charlene Lamb. Our birthday club enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Applebee’s here in Ada. Charlene – another year, another quilt!


Many thanks to Gene and Leota Glover for welcoming us into their beautiful new home. I always knew how creative Leota was, but her home really showcases her many talents.


What Will You Create?

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“What Will You Create?”

Santa Fe Depot Quilt Shop

Challenge Quilt


For our 1st quilt challenge, I have chosen an easy one with only a few restrictions. Only eight may participate in this one – - so sign up early!

- Jeanne



1. Use only one (1) Moda Marble Charm Pack. All 42 squares must be used.

2. You may add up to two (2) additional fabrics – Any yardage is acceptable. Although you don’t have to use a solid or a marble – the added fabric must “read” solid. The focus fabric for this project is the charm pack.

3. There is no size limitations for the finished project.

4. The deadline for the finished quilt is April 17th. We will display the quilts at the Ada Quilt Show on April 27th & 28th.


*Be secretive – - don’t show your quilt in progress to anyone.

Our judges will be Dixie, Carla, and Jane. They will focus on originality.

1st Prize: $30 gift certificate

2nd Prize: $20 gift certificate

3rd Prize: $10 gift certificate


January/February/March 2012 Class Schedule

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“Technicolor Braid”

Tuesday, January 10th


Instructor: Carla Moon

Pattern: Free

Class Fee: $15.00

This 60 degree braid is addictive. There is very little wasted fabric compared to the usual 45 degree braid. Use your scraps to make this quilt as large as you’d like!



“Snappy Bags”

Tuesday, January 17th



Instructor: Dee Ann Hodges

Pattern: Free

Class Fee: $15.00


Let’s welcome Dee  Ann from Serendipity Quilts in Talequah. This fast and easy class uses a metal retractable tape measure – - sounds fun! Class space is limited – sign up early!


“Braided Log Cabin”

Tuesday, January 24th & 31st


Instructor: Jeanne Baulch

Pattern: Free

Class Fee: $10.00 per session ( Class fees will go into a pot used as prizes for our upcoming “Challenge Quilt”!)


Assorted strip sets turned this way and that create this gorgeous queen-sized quilt. Matching pillow shams and accent pillows also show the technique.



“Flag Place Setting”

Tuesday, February 7th



Instructor: Gene Brawner

Pattern: Free

Class Fee: $15.00


Set your table with the spirit of patriotism. This quilt as you go technique makes 2 place mats and 2 napkins. Make more if you need to!



“Bed Runner”

Tuesday, February 14th



Instructor: Amy Smith

Pattern: Free

Class Fee: $15.00


What a Eurpean way to decorate. This quilted bed “runner” does just that – - “runs” along the foot of the bed. Check back with us for fabric requirements prior to class!



“Pepper Mill ”

Tuesday, February 21st



Instructor: Carla Moon

Pattern: Free

Class Fee: $15.00


Stop by the shop to view the sample on display. A clever flying – geese technique surrounds simple squares – it looks like its spinning – classes fill easily so sign up early.



“Radiant Star”

Tuesday, February 28th & March 6th



Instructor: Dixie Pennington

Book: $19.95

Class Fee: $15.00 per session


The radiant star quilt has many names – - the lone star – - texas star – - star of bethlehem. Ours is made with optional little stars for the 4 corners. A gorgeous quilt easily made by following quilt in a day instructions.



“Finish – Up night – - POTLUCK”

Tuesday, March 13th



Instructor: None

Pattern: None

Class Fee: None


Time to bring out those “UFO”s (Un-Finished Objects) and finish projects. You might want to work on the Radiant Star from the last 2 class sessions – - Bring whatever to work on – - And dont forget to let us know what you’re going to bring for potluck!



“Buzz Saw”

Tuesday, March 20th & 27th



Instructor: Leota Glover


Class Fee: $15.00 per session


Check at the shop for description & sample – - Thanks!


“Coming in 2012″

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*Challenge Quilt

* Mystery Quilt

*Monthly demos on Rulers, Templates, and Gadgets

* “Anything But White-Sale” Fat Quarter sale in January

* The “Ta Dah” Spring Quilt Show

* “The Right Side of the Tracks”

-Test our creative skills and design an original quilt. Results may be taught in class. The patterns will be bounded into a book form and the proceeds from the sale will benefit CASA — our 2012 charity project.