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Thread: What is the average cost for a face to face monthly class?

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I have never taken a class and one I am looking at is over 7 months and wanted to know what is the average cost for classes. Maybe one you have taken or one you have taught. I don't want to put too much into it since I am not sure if I can make it. What is reasonable for this time frame?

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    my first one was a couple years ago and I paid $5 per class and bought all my materials from the lady's store.

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    I take 6 month sampler classes at a cost of #50.00. This includes 1 class a month and provides only the pattern.

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    I usually check the local prices
    anywhere from a 4 week class for $55.00 to a 6 week class for $90.00
    depends on the teacher, and the technique.
    check some of the shops that have a web site and post their class lists

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    My favorite place for classes charges $25 but I've seen other places charge more.

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    When I bought my quilting sewing machine they gave me free classes at the shop.

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    I'm interested what class you want to take, is there anything we can help you with?

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    I have been giving lessons for free. Anyone that wants to learn to quilt, I will share my knowledge.

    I live an hour away from the nearest place that offers classes and I just can't find time to commit to lessons. So, I decided to teach myself 10 years ago and share what I know.

    One day, I would love to take some classes though.

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    My first class (Learning to Quilt at JoAnn's) was $30 for four sessions, which is about the same rate at my LQS. I took a 12-month sampler class for $50. Once I had the basics, I didn't really enjoy the classes, because I want to work at my own speed, and also because there is a wealth of information from this Board plus online sites.

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    We pay alot more $$$ locally than most of you have posted. Of course it depends on the class/teacher/supplies that are included

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    I am taking a PP class right now and she charges 20.00 a class with the pattern. This is a 9 mo. class. So it is costing me 180.00 plus all my fabric. Guess it depends on how bad you want to learn the technique.

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    When I have taken an evening 7-930Pm each averages at least $15 per night This is what a sampler class was and there were 20 sessions I learned an awful lot in this we had an excellent teacher and each block was a different technique I did a mariners compass Saturday 9-4 cost$45 had to buy book and supplies. I buy a lot of books and once a month a group of us gets together and all pay $5 each cost of hall and door prizepattern copies etc I teach at these for free and pay like everyone it is fun Sometimes we do a Sat 9-4 with a potluck for a bigger project mostly cost for kitchen and hall cost$10 each.What kind of class were you thinking of doing?

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    This is what I was looking at. The class is a PP pieceing with a kit it is a little expensive but I think for my purposes it is worth it. There are not a lot of classes around me so pricing is non exsistant. Thank you all for your information this really does help!

    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    I am taking a PP class right now and she charges 20.00 a class with the pattern. This is a 9 mo. class. So it is costing me 180.00 plus all my fabric. Guess it depends on how bad you want to learn the technique.

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    Ive seen classes cost as much as everyone has listed and more..in our county we are lucky to have a librarian who is an avid quilter...the county pays an expert to give lessons at the library community room for free. Our next class will be on Catheral Windows...cant bet that price

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    My first quilting class I ever took was the "Beyond the Color Purple" quilt. It was a year long class meeting once a month and I paid $10 a month for it. It was basically for the machine embrodiered blocks. I bought my Pfaff 2144 just to take the class because I loved the blocks and wanted to learn how to do all the fancy embrodiery stuff. Haven't regretted it once. The total class was only $100 but the machine was $6,200 (and worth every penny).

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    PS the block in my avatar is one of the Beyond the Color Purple blocks.

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