Waldo County Extension Homemakers’ Council and Waldo County office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension are cosponsoring Cabin Fever Reliever Day classes. There will be four consecutive workshops conducted by volunteers with years of experience.

Khris LaChance will be teaching a scoop purse class in which participants will make an 8-1/2-inch-by-11-1/2-inch scoop purse. The purse can be made with different squares or of whole pieces of fabric. A portable sewing machine is required.

Jane Letourneau will be teaching a scrapbooking class. In the class, Jane will guide participants in creating a memory book page to feature treasured photos or other items. A kit will be provided with everything required except the item to be displayed.

Phylis Allen will teach the “Take 5” quilt pattern class. This quilt is perfect for the beginner and experienced quilter alike. Take five minutes to choose five fabrics and cut 5/8 yard of each and in five hours you have made a quilt top. There are no seams to match within a block so it is extra easy to put together. Participants will make a quilt that is 64 inches by 76 inches. A portable sewing machine is required.

Machine quilting after the quilt-top is completed can be cumbersome with a home sewing machine. There are ways to do the machine quilting while you are creating the top so there is far less fabric to handle. The technique being used in the machine quilt  as you go workshop, taught by Pat Pierson will work on many pieced blocks for quilts, place mats and other items. In this session, participants will make a simple and quick 40-inch-by-50-inch lap robe or baby quilt to learn the method. The quilt can be patterned on one side only or reversible. A portable zigzag sewing machine is required.

The classes will be held Saturday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. For a copy of the flier or more information call the Waldo County office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at 800-287-1426.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 24. Class size is limited. The Troy Howard Middle School is handicapped-accessible.