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Beginners Quilt Series
with Jacqueline Soper
Make a simple, elegant quilt from start to finish. Join Jaki as she walks you through the process while you focus on proper techniques for cutting, sewing and ironing. Pick out the right needles and threads for your project. Learn about design and placement of your blocks and how to sew borders. We’ll cover the different types of batting, machine quilting procedures, and binding techniques while using the fabric of your choice. Supply list available from adult ed office. 4 weeks
Supply list: For the Stitch and Slice Baby Quilt
• Sewing Machine in good working order
• Sewing machine toolkit – including scissors, pins ripper, bobbins, extra 50 wgt thread, extra machine needles 80/12, measuring tape, post-it notes, pencil, manual for your machine.
• Rotary cutter with new blade
• 6” X 12” ruler or equivalent
• 50 wgt thread for piecing - (I usually use grey values for easy blending)
• Notebook and pencil
• Camera - (if you want to take pictures)
• There will be other supplies as the classes progress Fabric Amounts for the Small Size Quilt
• One charm pack plus 3 more matching 5” squares, or 1/3 yds each of 7 - 9 different matching print fabrics.
• ¼ yds of 5-7 solid color fabrics that match the print fabric. (this is for the small squares in the picture)
• 1 yd of background fabric (white or off-white)
• Backing fabric - 1 3/4 yds - (needed for class 3)
• Binding - ½ yd - (needed for class 3)
• Batting - 50” square piece - (needed for class 3) Note: Larger quilt size will require more fabric.
Supplies for Class 3
• Machine quilting needle
• Machine quilting glove
• Darning foot
• Curved safety pins or melt away thread
with Mary Lou Tracy
Join adult education’s long-running book club as we discuss a variety of books. Our first meeting is Monday, September 17. Read "New York" by Edward Rutherford and bring three books (or printed reviews) to suggest for discussion in the coming weeks. Class meets every other Monday. Must register with the adult ed office or online. No class: 11/12
Cat and Dog First Aid/CPR
with Bobby Silcott
Learn how to perform basic First Aid/CPR for cats and dogs in a calm, confident manner. We’ll cover a wide range of topics: bleeding, broken bones, choking, hyperthermia, hypothermia, electric shock, burns, planning for an emergency, and much more. This is a must-attend for dog owners, dog walkers, groomers, boarders, public safety personnel or anyone who wants to be prepared in the event of a pet emergency.
Bring a lunch.
Cost includes book and certificate of completion. All but $10 of the proceeds goes to the Maine POM Project, where pet oxygen masks will be purchased and given to fire/rescue across the state free of charge.
Chair Caning & Splint Seat Weaving
with Joanna Merrill
Transform your broken chair into a useful and attractive addition to your home. This class is for splint woven seats or seats with cane woven through holes around the edge of the chair seat.
Bring a plastic bucket, scissors, and a chair.
Materials fee: $30 payable to instructor first night for pegs and cane.
College Funding 101
with Herbert Moyer
Learn about strategies to save for college, including 529 College Savings Plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts. No discounts.
with Herbert Moyer
This seminar discusses tips on how to manage debt appropriately and look at budgeting skills that can help you save for future financial goals. No discounts.
with Lea Rust
Learn the difference between normal aging and different types of dementia, the impact of changes to the brain and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Improve communication by learning about our desire to connect, our need for communication and how dementia changes communication. You will leave this workshop with some great information and pick up some creative communication strategies. No discounts.
Domestic Abuse: How to Recognize and Respond
with Anna Youngmann
Join members of Caring Unlimited for this interactive workshop on domestic abuse. They will introduce you to the services they provide for ending domestic abuse in our communities. You’ll go over the dynamics of domestic abuse and how to support safety for victims. An interactive skit will introduce you to the topic of safety planning. Please join us to learn more about this important topic. No discounts.