Machine Workshops


Sewing machines are available for rent, $10 per day – RESERVATION REQUIRED

Finishing Class with Melanie

Finishing class is time to work on ANY project you want. This is time set aside to sew without the distractions of home, with other quilters to chat with and a teacher nearby to help as needed. This is time to machine piece; it is NOT a quilting class. Minimum of two students required to run this class.

Sundays: 1-4pm Sept 24, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3 OR Mondays: 1-4pm, Sept 25, Dec 4

$25 per class or PREPAY 3 classes for $65


Winding Ways with Melanie

This will stretch your skills with a bit of template cutting and a bit of gentle curved piecing.  We will get started with some cutting and also do some piecing. You may choose to bring fabric to test out this pattern. See if you like it before buying fabric for a new project.  More details are on the supply sheet.  If you would like guidance beyond this class as you work on this project you can take any Finishing class with Melanie.

Sunday: 9am – 12pm Sept 24 OR Nov 5, $25 per session

Delectable Mountains with Rita

Delectable Mountains is a traditional quilt dating from the 19th century, but made using a modern technique. All seams nest easily, whichever layout you choose: classic, zigzag, or reflection. Pick two fabrics for a two-color quilt, or four or more fabrics for a scrappy look. 

Monday Oct 16 OR Thursday Oct 19 10am – 3pm Oct 19, $40 + supplies


A Twister Workshop with Melanie

Pick any Twister pattern  (patterns are often wall hanging size but you can also find baby quilts or larger quilts)  and precut your squares for our workshop. I will guide you as we learn the twist!  Budding Star has a limited number of twister kits  but check what we have!  You can make wall hangings. Christmas stocking or a quilt (with a pack of 10 inch squares), fun holiday shapes…  there are patterns and books from which you can choose.

Sundays: 1-4pm Sept 24, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3 OR Mondays: 1-4pm, Sept 25, Dec 4, $25 per session + supplies

Machine Quilting I with Pat

Learn the basics and so much more! Learn about basting, batting, threads and needles as well as the notions that can make your quilting so much easier. Explore techniques including stippling, echo, free-form, quilt-in-the-ditch, and using stencils.

Wednesday, May 31 6:00-9:00 pm; $40 + supplies

Bargello Tree Skirt with Pat

Rock around the Christmas Tree’ with a different “spin” on Christmas Decorating!  Gift and challenge yourself with sewing ‘in the round’ this holiday season.  Learn how to strip piece straight strips into a beautiful spiral bargello round quilt that you make into a tree skirt.  Each kit yields 2 striking tree skirts!

Sunday, Oct 9, 9:00 am-12:00 pm; $40 + supplies, required text: Quilts without Corners

Magic Pillow with Kathy

A super gift for any age! Can be made in flat or flannel. Fast and easy and done in four hours (quilted too). This is a lap comforter that folds into a pillow (and the pillow pocket makes a great foot pocket for snuggling). Sign up for any Quilt in a Day session to complete this project.

See Calendar for QIAD sessions, $30 + Supplies

Tree Skirts with Kathy

KITS ARE AVAILABLE. Time to start getting ready for the Christmas season. Make a Tree Skirt for yourself or as a great gift that your family or friends will cherish!

See Calendar for QIAD sessions, $30 + Supplies

Mom and Me with Kathy

Bring Mom or Grandmom and come to make your first quilt! Learn the basics and have a great day together.

One day, Saturday, October 21: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, $30 + supplies


Debbie D. recently completed this beautiful Reversed Stained Glass in Piecing and More with Rita

Piecing with Rita

Work on any quilt. Get help and guidance on any pattern, including interpreting patterns, cutting techniques, and construction. Also available for Accidental Landscapes, Fusible Applique, Happy Villages, Paper Piecing, or Strippy Throw Pillows.


Sundays: 1-4pm Sept 10, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 10; $25 for one session or $65 for three! 


Sewing or Technology Help with Rita

If you have been feeling stuck or needing help with your sewing and embroidery machine, smartphone or laptop, sign up for a 1 hour appointment. Learn how to clean your machine, including the feed dogs, as well as how to adjust tension and discuss types of needles and threads. Bring your machine AND your user manual.

Thursday, October 12: One hour appts between 10am and 4pm, $20 per session

Classes Upon Request with Rita

Rita offers private, one-on-one or small group classes upon request. Is there one of Rita’s classes that you’d prefer to take at a special time, or is there something else you want to learn that isn’t offered in one of her scheduled classes? Classes-upon-request are offered on available Sundays, Mondays, or Thursdays. Registration is required at least one week in advance.  To register, email or call the shop (908) 236-7676 and leave your name and number to request a call back.

Offered available Sundays, Mondays or Thursdays. Minimum $25 for 3 hours, $5 for each additional hour.