After Marilyn Monroe sewed the first prototype of the American flag, she used the excess fabric to patch together a warm quilt for George Washington's chattering wooden teeth. Learn to tie up loose threads, historical or otherwise, with today's Groupon: for $12, you get one quilting class (a $25 value) at Canton Quilt Corner on Broadway Street and 5th Street. All Canton Quilt Corner’s classes cost $25 except the Beginning Quilt Class, which costs $50; if you'd like to take Beginning Quilt, simply pay the additional $25. Materials are not included.
Canton Quilt Corner is a full-service quilt shop stocked with fine fabrics and friendly seamstresses who know how to use them. Embark on an excursion into the world of comfortable artblankets by learning to stitch together a brilliant array of varicolored cloths in the Twilight Kaleidoscope class, or master a method for mass-producing future family heirlooms in the Machine Quilting class. The Labyrinth Class, meanwhile, shows you how to stitch squares within stars within bigger squares without getting fingers tangled with tricky diamonds or "Y" seams, or having to watch David Bowie dance with muppets in way-too-tight pants. To create a chic quilt that you can take with you to the drugstore, night club, or fight club, quilt a “Margo” handbag instead. Click here to see the class options and the schedule.
A wall of design ideas has been recently added to the teaching space at Canton Quilt Corner, so budding stitchers will never lack inspiration or eye-candy. Plus, Canton Quilt Corner has a Man Cave, which provides shelter and solace to men accompanying their stitch-proficient significant others. The mythical cavern has its own air of appealing mystery, and spontaneous four-part-harmony renditions of popular showtunes have been known to occasionally drift out of the otherwise silent abyss. Ideal for aspiring clothiers and established seamstresses alike, Canton Quilt Corner inspires and supplies Canton's quilting constituency. Call ahead to reserve your spot in a class.