909 Minot Avenue
Auburn ME 04210
Tue 10-8 pm
Wed-Fri. 10-5
Sat 10-4

Fall/Winter Class Schedule and Events

Upcoming Events:
Our traditional Hop Into the Holidays Shop Hop will be held on November 15th and 16th from 10 am to 5 pm. The participating shops are Alewives Fabrics in Nobleboro, Calico Basket in Windham, Oxford Mill End in Oxford, and Quiltessentials in Auburn. Each shop will have holiday gift ideas, demonstrations, and refreshments! Our focus here at Quiltessentials will be Stash Busting strategies….stay tuned for more details!! Each shop will be drawing a winner for a $200 Gift Basket, and there will be a Grand Prize Winner who will receive $400 in gift certificates ($100 from each of the 4 shops). So mark your calendars, and let us help you get ready for the holidays!
Stuff your Stocking will start early this year. For a number of reasons, we have decided to start on November 25th. The first day of Stuff Your Stocking will be November 25. We will not be sending out an email on Thanksgiving, as this is an official elf holiday. The last day for ordering will be December 7th. This will enable us to have stockings ready for pickup by December 12th. We will send out another reminder before the event starts.
Flash Sale
We have the old space problem bearing down on us and wanted to enlist some help from our customers!! So starting on Halloween, we will be having a three-day sale room SALE!
We have added lots of new batiks, landscape fabrics, flannels, and much more to the sale area. All of the cottons will be $5 per yard, and $6 per yard for batiks or knits. AND if you buy 10 yards of any sale fabric, you get a yard free.
We have also added some lovely fat quarter and half yard bundles to our sale area. You can buy a fat quarter bundle or single fat quarters in the sale area for $1.50 per fat quarter. You can buy a half yard bundle or single half yards in the sale area for $3.00 per half yard.
This will be a great time to pick up some backings as well as fabrics for your holiday projects. We look forward to seeing you on October 31, November 1, and/or November 2!! This is the fabric lovers’ version of Trick or Treat!!
Upcoming Classes
October 25th Crochet Reindeer with Jen Little: 1:00 – 3:00; $10.
We are so happy to have Jen Little here on Fridays. She is a very talented knitter and crocheter. She will be offering this adorable reindeer on October 25. She is also offering crochet workshops every other Friday afternoon starting on November 8th.
Oct 31, and Nov 9 – Mini Poppins Bag with Sue Duval.   prep work Oct. 31, and bag making Nov. 9: 9:30 to 3:00;      $65. 
The Mini Poppins bag is a very professional looking bag with metal stays, pockets, and impressive details. Let Sue Duval guide you through the process of construction this impressive project. There will be some prep work prior to the class, which is considered Part I. It can be Thursday Oct. 31 from 1 -4 or a mutually agreeable time. This class will be done in 2 parts.  Part II will be held on November 9. Some bag making experience needed.
November 1 – Beginning Machine Quilting with Betsy Dorr   9-noon  $30
This is a beginning class for those who would like to learn free motion machine quilting. Betsy will help you understand the mechanics of the process. You will also get plenty of time to practice various patterns. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable with the process, knowing that practice with a teacher helps you gain confidence.
November 21 – Slow Stitching – Sashiko Basics and Boro Too,  with Sue Duval 1:00-4:00   $15
We have found a new interest in Sashiko stitching. If you would like to give it a try, this is a great way to get into it and see if you like it. Sue will also demonstrate boro stitching (seen on the bag shown on the right). We are now carrying supplies for this type of needlework and encourage you to give it a try. 
November 23 – Winging It with Patty Weidler   9:30-3:00pm      $55
This day long class led by Kitsie Claxton will show you how to “wing” your way to an adorable bird quilt. Kitsie’s method of piecing is very intuitive, serendipitous and fun. She will encourage you to let go of preconceived notions, and just “wing it.” Bring your sense of adventure! There is no paper piecing involved with this project.
December 6, First Snowfall with Patty Weidler 9-3 pm $55
 Patty Weidler has created a class to take you through the process of making this quilt. You will be creating one (or two) small wall quilts. We will be working on a small scale of dimensions of 16″ – 20″.  Please bring enough fabric for two or three quilts. This class is a good way to gain confidence with free motion quilting as you really cannot make mistakes! You can do this class with just a walking foot, but it takes more time. 
For a full and detailed class listing, click here to go to the classes section of our website