Hoop Sisters Embroidablock of the Month, Elegant Elements/ 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, May 4, June 8, July 13.  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  (multiple quilt choices in the program)

Monthly and Weekly Classes and Special Events

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, May 5, June 2nd, July 13, August 10th, 10AM-11PM   Fee: No charge (please call or email  to register)       Previous Demo samples below.

NEW  Machine Club:  Want to learn about your machine while working on a small project?  We are hoping to get our machine owners excited about their machine features.  We will be using decorative stitches and specialty feet to create unique projects  This is open to all brands of machines.  Dates:  Saturday, May 20th and June 17th, 9:30AM-1PM  Class Fee:  $18.00 (includes kit) /class, sign up for both classes, $30.00       Project idea 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 May 25, June 22, July 20th, 6PM-8PM  Class Fee: $18.00/class ; register for all 3 classes $45.00 

Sewing/Quilting Classes

Serger Purse:  Create this cute little purse with Debbie Quinn and learn how to insert a zipper with your serger.  This is a great class to learn Debbie's techniques to make serging easy.   Class Date:  Tuesday, May 16th, 10AM-2PM     Class Fee:  $30.00  (includes pattern)

Spring Sling:    This is a great size cross body bag.  Use piecing to create the front flap, leave it plain or ad a monogram (if you do not have an embroidery machine we will embroider it for you.  Class Date:  Tuesday, May 23 and 30th, 10AM-2PM  Class Fee: $25.00

Machine Basics:  Learn basic sewing techniques (inserting a zipper ,button holes, blind hem,sewing on buttons and more) on your sewing machine.  Class Date:  Wednesday,May 31st, 6PM-8PM   Class Fee:  $15.00 (includes materials)

Zig-Zag Placemat:  This is a fun and easy placemat made with 2.5"strips and Bosal oval placemats. Your placemat will be quilted while it is pieced, just add a binding and it is complete.  Class Date:  Tuesday,June 6th, 10AM-2PM   Class Fee:  $20.00 (includes pattern)

Cutting Corners Quilt:  This is a great beginners quilt.  You will use eithe a package of 2.5"strips (Jelly Roll) or 1 layer Cake (10" squares) plus 10"squares of a background fabric.  Sample photo used 2.5" strips.  Class Dates: Wednesday, June 7,21,28 and July12th, 10AM-1PM  Class  Fee:  $45.00 (includes pattern)

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:  Saturday, June 10th, 9:30AM-1PM  Class Fee: $20.00 (includes pattern)

Sample photo coming soon. 

Machine Hoop Embroidery and Software

Anita's Express, Learn Shadow Work:  Come and learn how to do shadow work in your emboidery hoop.  This is an heirloom technique that gives a beautiful soft finish to your design.  Class Date: Thursday, May 18th, 10AM-1PM or 6PM-8:30PM   Class Fee: $30.00 (includes workshop packet and kit)

Anita's Express, Stuffed Keychains:  This is a great in the hoop project making sewing themed keychains.  They would be perfecr to keep track of USB sticks, software dongles, your machine stylus or you keys.  Class Date: June 15th, 10AM-1PM or 6PM-8:30PM  Class Fee:  $30.00 (includes workshop packet and kit)

Edge to Edge Quilting with Hoop Embroidery:   Learn how to quilt with your embroidery machine.  We will be working on a small one color throw to practice the technique.  When you are done quilting (hoop embroidering)  you will complete it with binding.  Once you have learned the technique, you may apply t to some of your unfinished quilt tops.  Date:  Saturday, June 24th, 9:30AM-1:30PM  Class Fee:  $20.00

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