Arts and Crafts

Spring 2024

101 Intro to Embroidery     Instructor Mary Jo Garrity

This class will give a good basic knowledge on the different threads, needles, and fabrics that can be utilized to make a beautiful, embroidered piece. We will cover many basic stitches as well as some of the more challenging ones. After this class you will have the foundation needed to learn more advanced forms of Embroidery such as Brazilian & Ribbon Embroidery. Class size is limited to 6 students.

Four Mondays April 8 , April 15, April 22, and April 29 at 1:00 pm

Location: Susquehanna County Historical Society, Montrose, PA

Fee: $20.00   Material Fee: $10.00 for the embroidery kit.


102 Acrylic Painting Workshop    Instructor Maggie Miller This class is full

This is a workshop where you will be working on your own paintings. For beginners and experienced painters. Bring your own supplies and reference photos and I will assist you in completion of your art. Class size is limited to 10 students to provide more individual assistance.

Five Mondays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1 and 8 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Church St. Montrose

Fee: $25.00 This class is full


103 Knit a Hat     Instructor Bruce Baessler

Learn to knit a hat in the round using circular needles.  You will learn new skills of casting on, joining in the round, following a pattern, then decreasing to close the top of the hat. Knowledge of basic knit and purl stitches is required. Yarn and needles will be provided.

Four Tuesdays, March 19, 26. April 2, and 16 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location:  First Presbyterian Church, Church St. Montrose

Fee: $20.00


104 Watercolor Journal Class      Instructor Jean Grube

Watercolor Journal class is for beginning painters and seasoned painters alike. A sample class will demonstrate making a masking tape grid on a page and filling the spaces with watercolor washes. Another class will experiment with stamped circles on the page where students add leaf shapes or other designs. One class may find us painting on pages from an old textbook. Most classes will include inspirational quotes or messages that can be incorporated into the journal. After an introductory lesson and demonstration, students will paint their individual pages through the remainder of class. The class limit is 15 students. Class members will purchase a ring-bound watercolor journal from the instructor.  The students are to bring their own paints, brushes,  and other supplies.

Five Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10:30 am

Location: Tea Room at Dreyer Lodge, Montrose Bible Conference, Locust St. Montrose

Fee:$25.00       Material Fee: Pay the instructor approximately $12.00 at the first class for the  watercolor journal.


105 A Brush with Watercolor     Instructor Cindy Reynolds This class is full

The class is designed for watercolor painters at all levels from beginners to seasoned painters. Individuals will receive instruction as needed and will have time to work on their own paintings in a workshop type atmosphere. There will be a group critique and share time at the end of each session. The class limit is 15 students.

Eight Tuesdays, March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, and 14 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Location: Tea Room at Dreyer Lodge, Montrose Bible Conference, Locust St. Montrose

Fee: $40.00 This class is full


106 Zentangle for All    Instructor Alice Roche 

No Art experience is necessary for this class. Discover the world of Zentangle with a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Create beautiful and surprising art with structured patterns called tangles. Zentangle is a drawing method that inspires creativity; it is relaxing and fun and the results are unplanned and rewarding reminding us that “Anything is possible…One stroke at a time”. The class limit is 8 students.

Four Tuesdays April 23, 30, May 7 and 14 at 10:00 am

Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,  Church St. Montrose

Fee: $20.00  Material Fee: $10.00


107 English Paper Piecing    Instructor Jayne Stoll

Are you looking to learn a new hand sewing technique? Using paper hexagons, needle, thread, scissors, and a small amount of fabric you will create a small quilt project. Many samples will be shared by the instructor. Material and supply list will be sent to the participants. The class limit is 10 students.

One Monday,  May 6   from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Susquehanna County Library, Community Room, High School Rd. Montrose

Fee: $10.00


108 Harmonic Convergence Quilt – Magical, Easy and Fun!     Instructor  Barbara Merritt

Ricky Tims first published the process for making a convergence quilt in 2003. Since that time, many quilters have expanded on that process and have made many beautiful and unique variations. In this class we will be making a Harmonic Convergence quilt, by slicing and dicing and intermingling just 2 – 4 different coordinated fabrics of your choosing. This will be a two-day class, day one will focus on the cutting and piecing of the convergence, and day 2 will focus on the finishing touches that will make it your own: borders, raw edge appliqué, or any embellishment of your choice. The piecing is very simple, basically sewing strips together, the magic is in the cutting and layout of the strips. The result, a wall hanging, or table-topper that is sure to surprise and delight you. A supply list will be provided to all registrants.  This class is limited to 15 students.

Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Susquehanna County Library Community Room, High School Rd. Montrose

Fee: $20.00


109  Sewing Machine Basics   Instructor Anne Butler

This course will introduce students to using and maintaining a sewing machine. We will cover the basic parts of the machine including how to thread the machine correctly and adjust the tension, bobbins and the bobbin case, speed adjustment as well as useful accessories for machine operation and maintenance. The class will disassemble their bobbin race and clean it, check for threading problems and work with a variety of feet/stitch combinations. Basic troubleshooting of stitch problems will be addressed. Thread types and weights will be covered.
The class is meant for sewing and not embroidery machines, although many of the concepts would apply to both.
Students should bring a sewing machine with the accessories that came with the machine. The class instructor will provide thread and fabric for samples.

One Friday, May 3, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Location:  Brackney or Silver Lake Area, Location address will be sent to the registrants.

Fee: $5.00


110 Family Treasures Bear Class   Instructor  Christina Button This class is cancelled

You will create a 16 in. Family/ Memorial Bear, no sewing required. All supplies will be provided. You will learn the symbolism of the black bear and the history and significance of the herbs and rose quartz that will be put inside your bear. Please bring with you anything you would like to add inside your bear such as pieces of a clothing item, pictures, notes, jewelry, or anything that reminds you of a loved one that has passed away or items from your current family. This bear will surely be a family treasure.

One Monday, May 13 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Location:  Susquehanna County Library Community Room, High School Rd. Montrose

Fee: $5.00   Material Fee: $40.00