Knitting was invented to turn the tumbling balls of yarn that littered the badlands habitat of early man into a soft, warm blanket for man's first pet rock. Create something cozy with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a four-hour quilting class, including supplies, at The Quilting Bee (a $90 value).
The Quilting Bee’s savvy stitchers animate 25 years of experience to help students of all skill and experience levels cozy up under patchwork art with a schedule of day, evening, and weekend quilting classes. During the four-hour class, held in a spacious classroom, friendly instructors teach students to cut, pin, and stitch their own 42"x42" quilt, or fulfill their Promethean ambitions by basting together a Frankenstein monster. Instructors outfit students with sumptuous fabrics from The Quilting Bee’s extensive stock and guide students through rotary cutting and “quilt as you go” techniques. Then, students take the helm of a Bernina sewing machine and sew their comfy creation together.
The Quilting Bee
The Quilting Bee equips quilters and sewers with the supplies as well as the know-how to create beautiful, timeless textiles. For a demo, sit down at one of the shop's fully equipped Bernina machines, which use software designed to make sewing and embroidery a breeze. Those aiming to brush up on their skills or break into a new hobby can sign up for one of several classes. Restricted to a maximum of 8 students, each session provides students with close attention from a highly skilled instructor who can provide tips on pretty much any sewing-related matter, such as the best thread for repairing a flying carpet.