Hoop Sisters Embroidablock of the Month, Charmed Adventure/ Elegant Elements

Quilt by Shelly Sprague, one of our students.  Great job !

This is our on going BOM in the hoop program from Hoop Sisters.  If you are interested in joining, you may give us a call so we can get you started or call and sign up for a class demo. This quilt has multiple embroidery techniques that will help you learn more about you embroidery machine and give you options for creating more quilts, pillows or throws from the designs that you receive monthly.  We have been adjusting the format for this program and are now having an all day sewing/embroidery session available, with 2 DEMOS for the blocks and techniques at 10AM or 6PM .  Class Dates:  Thursday, July 13, August 10, September 14.  10AM-7:30PM  Class Fee:  $150.00  (cost of complete program and classes)  CHARMED ADVENTURE, is our new Hoop Sisters BOM.  We still have the Elegant Elements available for anyone who is interested in that quilt.  Please remember to call to let us know if you are planning on the daytime or evening demo

Charmed Adventure  (center medallion of the quilt)

Monthly and Weekly Classes and Special Events

Stitcher's Garden,   Sewing Machine Applique BOM ,
Beginning , Tuesday, AUGUST 22nd, 10AM-12PM OR  Thursday, August 24th, 6PM-8PM

This is a BOM designed to teach you to use the feet and decorative stitches in your machine to create these beautiful applique blocks.  What a great way to become more familiar with your sewing machine.  Classes will be held monthly and we will be offering 2 sessions.  Fee:  Class one:  $45.00(includes 5 yds background fabric and month 1 pattern).  $10.00 monthly for 11 months thereafter.

Sample created by Donna Coppola

SEW/EMBROIDER with Us:  Fridays are our open sew/embroider days.  Sit and sew/ embroider at the shop from 10AM-3PM.  Bring in your sewing/embroidery machine to work on those unfinished projects and chat with other sewers and quilters.    Date:  Fridays, 10AM-3PM  (11AM-3PM on First Friday Demo Dates)  

 First Friday Demo:  On the first Friday of the month  we will be presenting a short demo featuring a new ruler, pattern, technique or notion.  After the demo you are invited to stay for open sew. Class Dates: Friday,  August 4, September 1, 10AM-11PM   Fee: No charge (please call or email  to register).  Previous Demo samples below.

NEW  Design a Block with Premier+/6D Software:  Learn some of the features of your embroidery software while creating a block that may be used as a pillow front or in a quilt top.  You will go home with a finished block design to stitch.  If you are interested in purchasing  software this would be a good class to see it's features.  Class Dates:  Thursday, July 20th, August 17, September 28,  6PM-8PM  Class Fee: $18.00/class ; register for all 3 classes $45.00 

Sewing/Quilting Classes

Tori's Purse: Make this medium sized tote using 2.5 inch strips or a single fabric.  the bag has multiple interior pockets and large grommets along the top for the handle.  Class Date:  Tuesday, July 18th, 10AM-3PM   Class Fee:  $20.00

Machine Basics:  Learn basic sewing techniques (inserting a zipper ,button holes, blind hem,sewing on buttons and more) on your sewing machine.  Class Date:  Saturday, July 22,  10AM-12PM   Class Fee:  $15.00 (includes materials)

Slat's Quilt:  This is a 4 session  beginners quilt.  It uses a layer cake (10 inch squares) and yardage to match the layer cake for the blocks.  Great to practice your accuracy sewing a 1/4 inch seam and it has minimal cutting. Class Dates: Wednesday, July 26, August 2, 16 and 23rd, 10AM-1PM  Class  Fee:  $35.00 (includes pattern)

Folded 3D Mariner's Compass:  Create an easy mariner's compass block and use it for a pillow front.  If you like the technique, create several blocks and make a table runner or bed runner.  Tuesday, July 25th, 10AM-3PM  Class Fee:  $20.00

Serger or Sewing MachineTable Runner:  Use your serger/sewing machine to create a table runner with 2.5" strips.  Debbie Quinn will teach you her serging   techniques and help you become comfortable with your serger .  Class Date:  August 9, 10AM-2PM  Class Fee: $20.00 (includes pattern)


Machine Hoop Embroidery and Software

Anita Goodesign , Door Decor:   Come and  create a door hanger in the hoop.  The design CD has a choice of 12 designs ranging from Nap Time to Quilting Queen.  Class Date: Thursday, July 27th, 10AM-1PM or 6PM-8:30PM   Class Fee: $30.00 (includes design CD and kit)

Previous Class Samples

Since we are a creative classroom, we will be open to suggestions.  If you have 2 or more people in any of your sewing groups and have particular project in mind, give us a call and we would be happy to set up a date for you.  We will do classes for 2 or more children (or teenagers) and can work with your schedules.  Private lessons on machines, embroidery software, sewing or quilting are available.  Karen has been trained extensively on Pfaff and Viking sewing machines and software.  We hope to see all of you in a class.  Feel free to stop in and visit.  Our class list will be continually updated and we will be bringing in some more fabrics.  Check our site and feel free to email or call us