Paisley University

Register now for Paisley U-niver

Register now for Paisley U-niversity!

What is Paisley U?

Paisley U is an opportunity to learn the basics of quilting in a classroom setting, much like you would at a university. Instead of earning credits, you will earn “feathers” towards a “duck-ploma.” Whether you are a new quilter or you just want to brush up on a few tricks and techniques, Paisley U is for…well, U!

When are the classes?

Paisley U will be based on a trimester system beginning about the last week of September. A trimester will be approximately three months long, with the usual built-in holiday breaks like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break. Class times will be determined right after orientation. We typically hold two classes per month, for a total of seventeen classes. And just like university, you will occasionally have homework! We typically end the school year in June, with an official graduation ceremony in August.

Who is eligible to take classes?

While this program is aimed at new quilters, anyone can jump into any class at any time to brush up on a particular method or technique. You must complete all seventeen classes, however, to earn your “duck-ploma.”

What is the cost per class?

Your classes will be $10, and you will be required to purchase at least six ½ yard cuts of fabric for your project, plus our reference book. Purchases for class will be 20% off of our regular prices. We do not recommend purchasing any new equipment until after our first class. Repeating a class is $5.

Will I be graded?

Grading will be on a pass/fail basis only. Each time you pass a course, you will receive a “feather” or credit towards your duck-ploma.

What will a typical class be like?

Most classes will be a combination of theory (lecture…sort of) and “practical” exercises. You may even have a “homework” assignment or two! Each class will address a special topic that will enhance and build your quilting skills and confidence, and at the completion of seventeen classes, you will have a completed quilt top.

What if I don’t want to do the entire University but just want to take a “refresher” course?

We will be offering a lot of great classes that include everything from proper cutting, stitching and pressing to advanced techniques like English paper piecing, needle-turn appliqué, and free-style quilting. Just let us know you will be attending as there are handouts and samples we need to put together for each class. Class cost will be $10.

What if I miss a class?

Students will be assigned a class date. However, we recognize that life happens, so if you know you will be missing a class, you can attend on another date to avoid having to do a makeup. We just ask that you let Duck Commander know to make sure there are enough handouts, etc. available for you.

How do I register?

Call the Paisley Duck at (360) 703-3279 to register. Classes will be $10 plus your sewing supplies. You will also have the opportunity to purchase different tools along the way, at 20% off. Registration cutoff date is the third week of September due to the high number of participants.


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