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2009 Class Schedule

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Oriental Jacket Class

This Mandarin jacket features center front closures, nearly invisible front pockets and cuffed sleeves.  You will need to purchase a sweatshirt one size larger than you wear (it will be the jacket lining) and you can order the sweatshirts here which are available in several colors and sizes.   You will also need to purchase fabric and the book "Start With a Sweatshirt" ($16.95).  Come in and see the beautiful sample!  This is a 3 day class offered two different sessions:

Tuesdays, May 5, 12 and 26, 9:30am - 12:30pm


Saturdays, May 30, June 6 and 27, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Instructor:  Nancy Hovis

Fee:  $50.00

Dimensional Posie Table Runner

Make this easy and charming table topper for Spring, Summer or Fall.  Runner base is made up of 12 rail fence blocks with a gorgeous three-dimensional flower at each end.  Choose from our wonderful new spring fabric collections and come see the beautiful sample!  This is a one-day class and pattern purchase is required (McCall's Quilting Magazine April 2009 issue).

Friday, June 5, 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, July 11, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Instructor:  Nancy Hovis

Fee:  $40.00

T-Shirt Quilt

Wondering what to do with all those memorable T-shirts?  Why not turn them into a quilt!  Learn the technique to make the T-shirts stop the stretch.  It's a wonderful way to save memories and it makes a great graduation giftoroff-to-college quilt!  One-day class.

Wednesday, June 17, 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, July 25, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Instructor:  Maryann McFee

Fee:  $30.00

Attic Windows to the East

Haven't you always wanted to do an Attic Window quilt!  This is the perfect class.  We've used an Oriental repeat fabric for our sample, but you can use any scenic print with a 24" repeat.  The possibilities are endless.  When finished you will have a beautiful 30x45" wallhanging.  Pattern purchase required.

Wednesday, July 8

10:00am - 4:00pm

Instructor:  Nancy Hovis

Fee:  $40.00

Applique Saturdays

Come join Joyce and Maryann as they continue their Baltimore Album journey featuring blocks from Baltimore Elegance by Elly Sienkiewicz.  Learn new techniques with lots of comraderie!  Pattern fee, but no charge for class.

2nd Saturdays of each month

10:00am to noon

Instructor:  Joyce Barone and Maryann McFee

No Fee


Applique by the Bay X - December 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2009

Choose 1 day or 2 days or 3 days or all 5 days!  

Added by popular request:  Shopping Spree Day!!!

Come learn to applique or perfect your applique skills with three fabulous instructorsElly Sienkiewicz, Nancy Kerns and Emily Martin at our tenth annual Applique by the Bay.  Just think, up to FIVE days of nothing but applique in historic Lewes, DE.  We've even added a shopping spree day!  We will have a reception with the teachers on Wednesday evening and a group dinner on Saturday night.  Accommodations are available in the Beacon Motel, which is part of the complex where our store is located.  The motel is closed for regular business at that time.  The only guests will be other appliquers.   You'll meet appliquers of all skill levels and maybe make a new friend or two. A continental breakfast will be served each morning as well as lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (included in fee).  Apply by printed brochure available in the store or on-line.

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CLASS TIME -  Please come to all classes at least 15 minutes early.  We are always open at least 30 minutes prior to class.  It is great to be ready and all set up when class starts.  

A fat quarter has fewer calories than a hot fudge sundae.

    Pre-registration is a must, either in person or by mail. 
    We will take phone reservations by credit card only.
    Class fee is payable in FULL when you register.
    Class fee is not refundable unless you cancel one (1) week in advance 
    or class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. 
    Be sure to register early to ensure that sufficient enrollment is met. 
    If you are one of the first to sign up for a class, 
    do not purchase supplies until we are sure there will be sufficient enrollment. 
    We plan our classes based on supplies that we carry. 
    We cannot be responsible for variations in supplies that you purchase elsewhere. 
    We thank you for purchasing your materials at Mare's Bears.

Please Note If the dates and times of our classes are not convenient to your schedule, we will try and accommodate you as best we can. Bring us 4 people and we will create a class for you.
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