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Classroom Policies 

If you have any questions about classes, please contact Jeanette via email at Jeanette@highsewciety.com, or via phone at 847-738-8799

Any students who may be experiencing flu like symptoms or who are not comfortable in a public setting should not attend our in store classes. 


Thank you for selecting one of our classes. We look forward to working with you and sharing the joy of learning new skills. Note the following policies about our classes:

  • Please be sure we have a valid email address when registering and check your email regularly for updates.
  • If you are unable to attend a class for which you are registered, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to the start of class.  Refunds will not be given within 48 hours of the class start time.
  •  After you have registered for a class, if we cancel or reschedule you are entitled to a full refund of the class fee. We will do our best to notify you of cancellation or delays.   
  • When the minimum number of students for a class is not met the class may be canceled.  We will contact you if this occurs. 
  •  Please help support our shop by purchasing supplies with us. It is important to begin with appropriate materials and we make every effort to carry the specific items requested by your instructor. We depend on those purchases to keep our classroom open.  
  •  Do not bring guests or children to class unless they are attending as a paid student. 
  •  As a courtesy to your fellow classmates and our staff do not wear cologne or scented lotions when in our shop. Many people are very allergic to these scents.
  •  Always silence your cell phone while in class.  If you must take a call, please step out of the classroom so as not to disrupt the flow.
Cathedral Window Pillow
- Jun 24, 2024 10:30 am

Learn how to make the classic Cathedral Window block, while also learning Cathy's technique for reducing much of the unwanted bulk at the seam intersections.

Cost: $ 46.19
Beginner Garment Sewing - The Bondi Top
- Jul 08, 2024 01:00 pm

Learn the basics of garment sewing! Learn about grainline of fabric, properly laying out a pattern so your garments hang beautifully, cutting fabrics, and following a pattern to make a quick and easy casual top. Proper seam allowance finishing and pressing will also be discussed. These foundational skills are the beginning steps to successful garment construction.

Cost: $ 58.00
Machine Applique Pillow
- Jul 22, 2024 10:30 am

Learn how to complete applique by machine using two different techniques - one with freezer paper, and one using a lightweight stabilizer.

Cost: $ 35.00
Mariner's Compass Pillow
- Aug 19, 2024 10:30 am

Pillow Club! In this class you will learn how to make a mariner's compass block with strip piecing using Robin Ruth Designs "Fat Robin" or "Skinny Robin" book and ruler. This technique uses no paper piecing, which is the traditional way to make mariner's compass blocks. For those familiar with the quilts hanging in my stairwell to the studio, this is the method I used on the black and hot pink quilt called "Fireworks".

Cost: $ 74.95
Mini Christmas Tree
- Sep 16, 2024 10:30 am

Use your scraps and a background fabric to make this sweet Christmas tree wall hanging or table topper made from log cabin blocks. Learn how to make log cabin blocks, or learn how to perfect them if you have made them before. What colors will your Christmas tree be? Red and green? Blue and silver? Aqua and peach? Many possibilities!

Cost: $ 70.00