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Take Classes with Wendy

Wendy loves teaching this technical art form to all age groups. No matter your age or ability, there is always room for growing quilting skills.


She says: “I live and breath all things “quilty”. When you come to me for classes or for quilting, you’ll see sewing from a slightly different angle than you’ve experienced in the past. I love tools!! You’ll get to see what I use for accuracy and speed, and how I apply my engineering skills. Utility and technical meet creativity!”

Classes are perfect if...

  • You're just learning to quilt and want to grow in your skills.

  • You've been quilting for a while, even consider yourself an experienced quilter, and want some new tips for efficiency or to add to your collection of creative ideas.  

  • You don't even know where to start but know you want to learn.

  • You'd love to teach your kids or grandkids how to quilt but want some assistance doing so.

If one of these sounds like you, then Crispin Studios has a class for you!


We've partnered with Post Falls Park & Rec to offer these classes through their "Workshops" program. Plus, one-on-one tutoring with Wendy using a longarm machine is available at Gizmo in Coeur d'Alene!

Browse the topics below, then use the links to register or find specific information.

Machine Basics

Learn all about your sewing machine while completing a pillowcase project! 


An introduction to sewing, this class will help you learn the basics -- winding a bobbin, pinning fabric, and how to adjust tension. Get familiar with your machine AND take home a fun pillowcase you completed!

No piecing or cutting in this first introduction class. Pre-made pillowcase kits are included in this class.

Confident Beginner (Intermediate)

Have you made a few quilts and understand the basics of quilting, but want to take your skills to the next level?

As a confident beginner, you can now start focusing on piecing accuracy and details. Work on making your points align and taking the frustration out of piecing.

This class will help you improve your quilting skills, moving you toward mastery using the Raspberry Sherbert quilt pattern. This pattern uses all the skills of the beginner class but has a specific focus on direction of ironing, nesting, and seam allowance for accuracy.

Create Your Own Class

Have something else in mind when it comes to quilting classes? Contact Wendy and let's see what we can create!


Do you already know machine basics?  Are you ready to learn all about quilt top piecing?


In this class, you'll learn to use all the quilting tools needed to cut and piece blocks as you start your quilt using a Jewel Box Frames pattern.


Get tips on using rotary cutters and rulers, brainstorm color placement, and receive instructions for completing your quilt top.

Jewel Box Frames quilt pattern includes strip cutting, strip piecing, triangles, nesting, ironing. We will talk through quilt pattern terminology and measuring for borders.

Complete Your Quilt

Have you run into an issue with your quilt and need help figuring out how to move forward?

Maybe you have questions about a specific technique or about building your quilt sandwich.

Want assistance with binding?

Or do you want to start a quilt pattern you’ve been intimidated by? Let's look through the instructions together to get started on the best foot possible!


If you’re close to completing your quilt or need to problem-solve an issue, we can do that together in this class.


We’ll help you get you going smoothly again so you can complete your quilt!

It's Easy to Book a Class!

Take a Class in Post Falls

Through the Post Falls Parks & Recreation website, you'll find our classes listed under "Workshops" when you choose the "Register for Programs" link.


They're updated each season and you can register and pay all at the same time! It will ask you to create an account once you've chosen which class/workshop you'd like to take.

Use a Longarm Machine in CDA

Gizmo is a community Makerspace that gives people of all ages access to creative tools and machines, various classes, and individualized training for a minimal fee.

You can book one-on-one time with Wendy, learning to use the longarm sewing machine through their "Mentor Hours" option. Schedule a time by calling Gizmo at (208)929-4029.

Not finding the class you'd like? Or have a question?

Fill out the form below and we'll respond with a registration link

or additional information!​

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I'm Interested in Taking a Class

Which class are you interested in?

Thanks for your interest in taking a class! We will contact you soon to set it up!

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