Training Studio & Classes

Each class I schedule is, generally, at least two sessions.

I teach at other shops and venues, including guilds.

Schedule a retreat!  Though we don't currently have beds, hotels and a lodge are not far away (7-10 minute drive).  Choose the number of days and bring up to nine people total for a personal, custom retreat!  Food can be included in the cost, or have you group take care of it!

Signed, returned contracts are required to reserve your date.  I also have two machines available for rent for $5 per day.

my story


Ana Blickenderfer - Iowa's first and only certified instructor for Quiltworx

Sew That!

I've always loved to build, design and create things.  Over the years I've excelled at woodworking and sewing.  I have keep going back to sewing and over the last 10 years, I've enjoyed sharing my passion of sewing by teaching others how to quilt.  I am Iowa's first and only Certified Instructor for Quiltworx !

I continue to create custom designs, t-shirt quilts and long arm for others.  Most recently in September 2017, I opened my training center/studio on our farm in Charles City, Iowa.  This space allows for 8 students to have their own tables and design wall space.  I also offer fabric designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer, Moda Grunge, patterns by Quiltworx, other designers and paper piecing essentials.  Custom kits are available - kits are created using Quiltster app.

I want to help you learn to sew.  And if you don't sew, I'll do it for you!