Classes at The Silver Thimble

Much of what I have learned about sewing and quilting came from fellow sewists and quilters during retreats and classes. Our classroom is a relaxing place to come together and learn something new by sharing tips and techniques with each other. Having a little fun and food while doing it doesn't hurt either!

Open Sew: is still available for $3 per person.  You can use our classroom to work on any craft projects that you like.  Get a group of friends together and spend an uninterrupted day having fun.  We have several restaurants close by for a lunch break.

Simple Whatnots Club:

This club will meet on the 4th Saturday each month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The focus of each meeting will be on the theme of helping hands. There are eight project patterns which are free with the purchase of the corresponding kit. The cost of each kit varies based on its contents. Members may decide each month if they wish to purchase the kit. Club members wishing to pre-pay for all eight kits will receive January’s Twirligigs kit free ($25 value). There will not be any sewing during the meetings, however, members may stay after and use the classroom for open sew to work on the club projects for free.

Octopus Garden Collage Quilt

You'll have the Beatles song stuck in your head as you learn how to make the colorful and interesting Octopus Garden collage quilt created by Laura Heine.

Date: August 7th and 14th

Class Fee: $175.00 includes all materials and instructor fees

Hen Rietta Collage Quilt Class

This class will focus on learning how to make Laura Heine's adorable, plucky little chicken collage quilt.

Date: September 4th and 11th

Class Fee: $125.00 includes all materials and instructor fees 

Collage Quilt Retreat

Valina will be teaching the Pink Pump collage quilt at Laura Greenfelder's beautiful Creative Passions retreat center.  All the details and registration information can be found at

Date: September 13th - 16th

Perfect Form Collage Quilt

Come and learn how to make this pretty collage quilt by Laura Heine.  The size of the quilt makes it interesting and it would be an excellent Christmas gift for any sewing fan!

Date: October 9th and 16th

Class Fee: $125.00 includes all materials and instructor fees

Cora Collage Quilt

The ever-watchful owl is keeping her eyes on you.  Come and learn how to make this colorful collage quilt designed by Laura Heine.

Date: November 6th and 13th

Class Fee: $125.00 includes all materials and instructor fees