Butterfly Express Quilting

Below is a list of classes I currently offer. You can schedule one for your group by sending me your preferences using the form on my contact page.

Applied Skills Class currently scheduled

Cost: $ Dependent upon number of hours

Applied skills class lets you catch up on your hinge technique or whimsical quilting. If you need more of Linda, or an excuse to catch up on your projects, this class is for you!

Applied Skills Table Runner Class currently scheduled

Cost: $ Dependent upon number of hours

The applied skills class gives you time to practice your whimsical quilting on a quick and easy table runner. Ahhh… this is a day of quilting, laughing, chatting and making new friends. This is one of Linda’s favorite classes to teach.

Around the Corner

Cost: $180.00 for a 18 hour class

Around the Corner is a good project for an 18 hour class or retreat. This intermediate leveled quilt uses fusible web appliqué and straight forward piecing.

Boomerang currently scheduled

Cost: $35.00

This is another wonderful hinge pattern. You can combine regular piece work and this quilt-as-you-go technique to create a charming quilt or table runner. This hinge technique allows you to play with free-motion quilting or walking foot quilting.

Busy Day

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

Five fat quarters and a neutral fabric provide the center of the small size quilt. Simply add border 1 and border 2 for a finished quilt top. This easy to read pattern comes in two sizes. Each size is written separately to avoid confusion. This pattern is easy because of the abundance of pictures and hints to make piecing simple. Thus, attend this class for inspiration and help.

Color! currently scheduled

Cost: $35.00

This is a 3-part lecture class. It’s fun and informative as we explore the concept of how to pick and play with color in your quilts and quilted projects.

Crossing Over

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

Here’s a fresh interpretation of the folk art QUILT-AS-YOU-GO. A shot of your favorite colors in an otherwise neutral palette bring this traditional quilting style into the modern arena. Let Linda guide you through this process while you enjoy the class ambiance. (This can be a 2 part class.)

Cruisen, Snoozen, n Stitchen…

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

This quilt pattern is fun, fresh and easy to make because of the abundance of pictures and helpful hints. So bring your sense of humor and enjoy the fun.

Eat More Cake

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

Eat More Cake makes a great gift for celebrating milestones in a person’s life. (A four square kit is provided for each student. This kit enables each student the time to practice the quilt-and-go hinge technique where all the seams are machine sewn.) Then students learn fusible web appliqué for the cupcakes. The squares are a great project for practicing free motion quilting. This quick and easy pattern is for all ability levels.

Flipped Over Hinging

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

Flipped Over Hinging is designed for all ability levels. Imagine using 24 fat quarters and additional fabric for the hinge. (A four square kit is provided for each student. This kit enables each student the time to practice the quilt-and-go hinge technique where all the seams are machine sewn.) The 9” x 9” squares make this a great practice for free motion quilting or time to use decorative stitches. Students can bring their stash or bring their cash, and I will help them find fabric.

Four Square with Flair

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

Four Square with Flair is a three color quilt using 24 fat quarters. (A four square kit is provided for each student. This kit enables each student the time to practice the quilt-and-go hinge technique where all the seams are machine sewn.) The pattern shows how to lay out the fabric strips so that the pattern looks hard, the fabrics have a scrappy look and it is so easy!

Free-Motion Quilting Club currently scheduled

Cost: $Free

Daniela, owner of Cozy Creative Quilt Shop, and I run this crazy lecture/ sharing/ laughing/ encouraging group of all levels and all machines. Class begins at 1:00 p.m. It’s all lecture, sharing and presentation. So leave your machine at home and come as you are. It’s all about improving your free-motion skills.

Hinge Finishing Class

Cost: $20.00 for a 6 hour class

Do you dream of time to finish hinge quilts you started in class? This is your chance! Bring projects from any of my classes to finish while enjoying the class ambiance.

Hinge Quilting Open Lab

Cost: $15.00 for a 3 hour class

You can relax and enjoy the adventure of hinge quilting with Linda Pohlenz as she helps you create any of her quilt patterns.

Intermediate Free Motion Quilting

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

This class is an opportunity to take your quilting to the next level, as you get a feel for what will stitch out well for you. What feels right, or doable, is different for each quilter. This is a safe place for creative people. Feel free to bring a quilt and ask about possible quilting designs, but we will only be quilting on practice squares during this class because this is a practice class.

It's Fun to be Square

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

It’s Fun to be Square can be made in the traditional manner or all the hinges are machine sewn. (A four square kit is provided for each student. This kit enables each student the time to practice the quilt-as-you-go hinge technique where all the seams are machine sewn.) Next students work on their own projects. When class is held in a fabric store, I will help students select fabrics.

Matchy, Matchy…Not

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

Matchy, Matchy… Not uses the easy QUILT-AS-YOU-GO hinge technique. (A four square kit is provided for each student. This kit enables each student the time to practice the hinge technique where all seams are machine sewn.) Next, students work on their own projects. When class is held in a fabric store, I can help students select fabrics.

Off the Wall

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

You can take the traditional quilt-as-you-go technique and put a modern spin on it with this chevron looking quilt. Or you can make it look scrappy. This quilt comes in two sizes. You can easily follow the directions because the two sizes are written separately.

Ready to Roll

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

You will make this stellar jelly roll pattern. Color distribution is easy with this jelly roll pattern because of the three part 2 ½ “ strip construction. You just add (1) – light fat quarter, (1) – medium fat quarter and (2) – dark fat quarters for the (7) – 6” blocks. This is a “Gentle Instructions for Beginners” pattern. Thus, all ability levels can enjoy this quick and easy pattern.

Sassy Circles

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

Sassy Circles will show you an easy raw-edged appliqué that will showcase large-scale prints in the medallion center. A variety of borders provide a strong frame that takes this into a rectangular quilt.

Some Kind of Fun

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

Some Kind of Fun is a quilt pattern with a colorful arrangement of your favorite fabric strips. This quilt can be modern or classic enough to give a sense of your style. You can have some kind of fun piecing this simple quilt. This pattern is great for beginners because it looks wonderful in any color range and makes up lickity-split. Perhaps you want to reboot some of your favorite fabrics from your stash into colorful, geometric strips. With a pleasing neutral, your favorite colors will be highlighted into a finished quilt to keep or give away.

Strips-N-Stripes

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

Strips-N-Stripes is a great quilt for using large bold prints with a neutral fabric enabling the eye to have a place to rest or a more traditional fabric palette. (A four square kit is provided for each student. This kit enables each student the time to practice the quilt-and-go hinge technique where all the seams are machine sewn.) The 10” x 10” block squares are pieced. Next the quilt sandwich is formed. Then the top and bottom panels are formed with the choice of using machine decorative stitches or free motion quilting. Finally, the hinge technique completes this quilt.

Turn the White Fantastic

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

Turn the White Fantastic quilt pattern is a great way to perfect your quarter inch seam while creating a beautiful quilt top. This disappearing 9-patch has a built in way of correcting the block if your block turns out slightly irregular. Two sizes are available. Join Linda for “some kind of fun” as she guides you through the process. (This can be a 2 part class.)

What Was I Thinking?

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

What Was I Thinking? is a bold looking black and white quilt with stratas of your favorite colors. In fact, the colors can come from your stash. (A four square kit is provided for each student. This kit enables each student the time to practice the quilt-and-go hinge technique where all the seams are machine sewn.) The method shown in the pattern for laying down the strips makes this an easy quilt pattern.

Where the Heart Is

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

Your heart's desire can be pictured on focus fabric and pieced into this quilt-as-you-go method for each quilt. This quilt can be for your favorite sport, team, hobby or food. Yes, hearts are seen all year long. This quilt forms a pattern on the front and coordinating pattern on the back.

Whimsical Free Motion Quilting

Cost: $30.00 for a 4 hour class

Have you ever wanted to quilt your own quilt tops, runners or placemats? Join me to learn fun, free motion quilting ideas that are whimsical and fast. Ninety-five percent of what quilters produce fits into 5 categories. We will begin with “Brain Gym" exercises to access your "inner quilter," move through "muscle memory" and guide you through the 5 categories using your own sewing machine.

Whimsical Quilting and Doodling, Too

Cost: $30.00 for a 6 hour class

If you can drive a car, you can quilt your own projects. Yes, set your worries aside about free motion quilting and just have fun as you learn this basic design method. YOU DON’T HAVE TO STAY IN THE LINE.