Each panel of a quilt tells the story of its maker through neat stitches, personal embellishments, and hand-sewn bibliographies. Spin your yarn with today's Groupon at The Quilted Nest in Collingswood, New Jersey. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get three two-hour Holiday Gift Sewing classes (a $65 value).
- For $99, you get an eight-week introductory quilting program (a $200 value). This includes:
- Five Begin Quilting classes
- Two Machine Quilting classes
- One Binding Basics class
The Nest's teachers coach quilters through introductory projects and personal sewing endeavors with a schedule of afternoon and evening lessons. After a five-week round of Begin Quilting classes, students transform a quilt pattern into a throw-size top with a basic blend of skills, including cutting, strip piecing, and proper haystack storage for needles. Premarked panels charge beneath the palpitating gate of electricity-powered needles during the Machine Quilting class, and finishing touches seal abutting squares in Binding Basics. During the eight-week course, students construct their own quilt to be taken home and proudly displayed on prominent walls or sleeping spouses.
In November, the Sewing Season's Greetings booklet maps out winter holiday projects for do-it-yourself Santas, who spend one two-hour class each creating tea towels, casserole caddies, and wine bags. Gift these jovial constructions to deserving friends and family, or hang them in caves in the spring to trick hibernating bears into thinking they woke up too early.
The Quilted Nest
Inspired fabric artists find everything they need at The Quilted Nest, and those seeking inspiration can find it in fun patterns and books nestled amid neatly stacked bolts of quilt-shop-quality cotton. Creative ideas also abound in the shop's regularly scheduled classes, putting an end to quilters' days of patterning squares after boring stock-market charts. Customers are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines, but public machines are available for rent during classes. In addition to workshops and classes, the shop also hosts events such as weekly Manic Mondays, where anyone can needle away with no studio or machine-rental fee as long as they are working on a project for a charity.
709 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, New Jersey 08108