Class Information

At Half Moon Handwerks, our goal is to offer a variety of ways for you to learn, meet new people, and participate in small groups all while doing what you love - QUILTING and/or NEEDLEWORK!! Please register as soon as possible to reserve your place and avoid disappointment. Classes must be paid for in full at the time of registration. Don't see what you're looking for or you aren't sure which class would best suit your needs? Give us a call, we'd be glad to point you in the right direction. 

Class Policy at Half Moon Handwerks
 We provide a well-lit classroom, with 3 free-to-use sewing machines available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Full payment for classes is due at the time of registration to hold a place for you in the class.  Pre-registration is required.
  •  When you take a class, you will need to pick up your supply list and view the sample prior to the day of the class.  The majority of our teachers have specific supply requirements so that you will get the maximum benefit from their instruction.  If the class requires a book or pattern, you must have an original copy of the book or pattern, otherwise it is an infringement on the copyright law.
  •  Cancellation by the shop:  Refund will be given for the class.  Class cancellation by the student:  Store credit will be given if notification is received less than 5 business days but more than 24 hours prior to the class.  No credit will be given if less than 24 hours.  We remain firm on this policy to be fair to our teachers and other students.  We do have a student class minimum.
  •  Basic sewing supplies include:  scissors, pins, needles, seam ripper, ruler, rotary cutter, thread, and other supplies that you individually prefer. 
  •  For machine classes, please be thoroughly familiar with your machine.  Have your machine in good working order.  Bring everything you need (cords, presser feet, extra bobbins, needles, and the instruction manual).
  •  Only paid students may attend class.  Please do not ask to bring guests or your children to your class.  Please turn off your cell phones during the class.  Please do not wear fragrance to the class as many people have allergies.
  •  If the weather is bad, please call ahead and verify that your class will be held.  
  • Parking is on-street or on either side of Market St, just past the shop. If you are taking a full day class, unload your supplies and park in the middle spaces on Market St, if possible.
  •  We appreciate your purchase of class supplies at Half Moon Handwerks.  Students receive a 10% discount at time of purchase. Your purchase will be recorded on your Fabulous Fiber Fancier Gratitude Card to be eligible for an additional 10% upon completion of your card.
Generally-speaking, Classes are instructor-driven, more intense, and focused on learning technique(s). Workshops are instructor-guided, more casual, and more focused on completing a specific project. Lectures/Demos offer an overview of a pattern, product, or project.

General Quilting Supply List
  • Rotary cutter - 45mm with a new blade
  • Self Healing Cutting Mat
  • Rotary ruler: 6” X 24”
  • Fabric, per pattern specifications
  • Good pins - thin; Wonder Clips
  • Pin Cushion
  • Scissors for thread snipping
  • Thread(s) to coordinate with project
  • Seam ripper
  • Pencil and paper for notes
  • Sewing machine in good working order, instruction manual, extra bobbins, needles, presser feet, cords
  • Lighting and magnification as needed
  • Camera/phone for taking pictures of examples and layouts
General Stitching Supply List
  • Fabric, per pattern specifications
  • Hand Sewing Needles
  • Good pins - thin
  • Pin Cushion
  • Scissors for thread snipping
  • Thread(s) to coordinate with project
  • Thimble (optional)
  • Embroidery Hoop or Stretcher Bars/Tacks, as needed
  • Pencil and paper for notes
  • Lighting and magnification as needed
  • Camera/phone for taking pictures of examples

Skill Levels
  • ALL: Suitable for everyone.
  • BEGINNER: A Quilter who knows how to thread a needle, has basic sewing knowledge, by hand or by machine, can operate a sewing machine. A Stitcher who knows how to thread a needle.
  • CONFIDENT BEGINNERA Quilter who has pieced and assembled several quilt tops and is comfortable with the process, and is now ready to move on to more challenging techniques and projects using at least two different techniques. A Stitcher who has some experience in embroidery, knows the basics shared by most embroidery projects (like framing up, transferring designs, starting and ending threads, common stitches), and has stitched a few projects. 
  • INTERMEDIATE:A Quilter who is comfortable with most quilting techniques and has a good understanding for design, color and the whole process. A quilter who is experienced in paper piecing, bias piecing and projects involving multiple techniques. Someone who is confident in making fabric selections other than those listed in the pattern. A Stitcher who can interpret and follow written instructions well, and reads moderately complex stitching charts (calling for many color changes and worked in a variety of stitches; has worked over 2 threads on linen or other even-weave fabrics); 
  • ADVANCEDA Quilter who is looking for a challenging design. Someone who knows she or he can make any type of quilt. Someone who has the skills to read, comprehend and complete a pattern, and is willing to take on any technique. A quilter who is comfortable in her or his skills and has the ability to select fabric suited to the project.
    As A Stitcher, who is familiar with most counted-thread stitches, is experienced and at ease stitching on fine-count fabrics, and enjoy learning complex techniques.