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Neal's Monthly Classes
Neal's has several classes that meet every month.  
There is no long term commitment required. 
Come to as many as you like as often as you can.  
Pick the class that suits your sewing needs. 

Seams So Easy Quilt Along Quilt Block Contest

Mary and the Neal’s staff invite you to enter “In Stitches with Mary” Seams So Easy Quilt Block Contest.

Throughout 2022 Mary has featured a different quilt block during her “In Stitches” class.  There are a total of nine different blocks, each finishing at 12” square.  Patterns are available at Neal’s Sewing Center.

There will be two quilt block categories.

  •        Category A:  Use all 9 quilt block patterns in a quilt.  The quilt can finish at any size, but you must use all nine different quilt block patterns.  Any block may be used more than once in the quilt top as long as all 9 are present.


  •        Category B:  Use two or more of any of the blocks from the “Seams So Easy Quilt Along” in a project of your choice.  This can finish at any size and you are not limited to quilt tops, any quilted project will be acceptable.  Use your imagination!


Projects should be brought to Neal’s on or before the March 8, 2023 “In Stitches with Mary” class.

You may enter a project in each category but only one project per category.  By entering the contest you are giving Neal’s permission to use your name and a picture of your project for use on social media as well as allowing your project to be displayed at Neal’s throughout the duration of the contest.  Winners will be announced at the April 12,2023 class.



  •        Category A: 

o   People’s Choice Award – One free long arm service by Mary at Neal’s for a quilt of your choice.

o   One name will be drawn at random for a $50.00 gift certificate to Neal’s sewing center.

  •        Category B:

o   People’s Choice Award – One free long arm service by Mary at Neal’s for a quilt of your choice.

o   One name will be drawn at random for a $25.00 gift certificate to Neal’s sewing center.

Note:  Entrant’s may only win one prize.  People’s Choice Awards will be selected first and then one name will be drawn from remaining entries in each category.

                Kimberbell FREE Demo
Kimberbell has a new monthly club.  Leslie will show you each month how to create a new project from Kimberbell.  If after seeing the new project you decide to purchase the kit with instructions and fabrics, you will also be given a code that allows you to go to the Kimberbell website and download the embroidery design needed for FREE.  If you have an embroidery machine, you will want to attend this free demo each month.  Make the most of your embroidery machine.  Get inspired and bring in your projects for sew and share.
Classes Meet 1st Wednesday of the Month
                                    10am OR 2pm
Class Fee:  FREE
If you would like full color written instructions for these projects, they are available for only $5,00. Stop into the store today to pick up your copy - or mail a $5.00 check payable to Mary Maurer and mail it to Neal's Vacuum & Sewing - 309 E 2nd St., Muscatine, IA  52761.  Be sure to specify which month's instructions you would like. 

In Stitches with Mary Club

Mary Maurer is the creative force behind this club which is designed for all sewists.  No special machines needed.  Each month Mary will share a project... or 2 for you to make for yourself or as a gift.  Plus, in a section called Seams So Easy Quilt Along with Mary each month Mary will share instructions for a 12" block that can be made with 3 fat quarters (1 light, 1 medium and 1 dark).  Three fat quarters will net you 3 - 12" blocks.  This club is designed for all skill levels.  Don't forget to bring projects to share with the class.  As we all know, handmade gifts are the most personal of all.
Classes Meet 2nd Wednesday at 10am or 2pm


Jane's Creative Club
Although Jane has retired, we still have pictures of all her projects
as well as instructions available since 2012.
To see pictures of all Jane's Creative Clubs since 2012.