Monthly and Weekly Classes and Special Events

NEW, Free Motion Quilting with Westalee Rulers,  Monthly Program
Saturday Session Added beginning April 7

Come in learn how to free motion quilt using the Westalee rulers and specialty free motion foot.  We will quilt one block each month using a ruler from he basic template set.  You will be able to make perfect circles on your quilts and other shapes with the templates.  We will also be demonstrating new templates.  If you are unsure, sign up for one class and give it a try (limited space on shop machine).  Class Date:   Session 1, Wednesday, February 28, March 28, April 25;  10AM-2PM    SESSION 2, Saturday, April 7, May 5, June 2;  9:30AM-12:30PM     Class Fee:  $18.00  (3  months/$45.00}

Hoop Sisters Embroidablock of the Month, Charmed Adventure

Charmed Adventure  (center medallion of the quilt)

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. 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.  This is a sewing /embroidery  class with a DEMO  for the blocks and techniques at 10AM   .  Class Dates:  Thursday, February 22, April 26th, 10AM-2PM  Class Fee:  $150.00  (cost of complete program and classes)   

Stitcher's Garden,   Sewing Machine Applique BOM 

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. Because this is an ongoing class, you may  join at any month and begin from there.   Date: Thursday, February 15, March 15, April 19th;  10AM-12PM or  6PM-8PM

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:   February2, March 2, April 6th,10AM-11PM   Fee: No charge (please call or email  to register).  Previous Demo samples below.

 Design a Block with Premier+2, Premier+ or 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, January 25, February 22,  March 22, April 26th,  6PM-8PM  Class Fee: $18.00/class ; register for 3 classes $45.00

Sewing/Quilting Classes

Machine Basics:  Do you need to brush up on sewing machine tecqnique or get more comfortable with your machine?  Learn the ins and outs of your machine, sewing a button hole, a blind hem, sew on buttons and more.  Saturday, February 17th, 10AM-12:30PM  Class fee:  15.00 (kit included)

Easter Egg Runner, Egg Decorating with your Sewing Machine: Instead of dyeing boiled eggs, create fabric eggs and decorate them with sewing machine stitches and techniques.  This is a great way to increase your confidence (or refresh your memory ) with your sewing machine.  Class date:  Thursday, March 22nd;  10AM-2PM  Class fee:  $25.00

Hatchling,Chick and Egg:  Make this cute pair   or make justt the zippered egg.   Fill the egg with Easter treats or create the chick in  for the perfect Easter surprise.  Class Date:  Wednesday, March 14th:  10AM-2PM,  Class fee: $18.00;    

Machine Hoop Embroidery and Software

Anita's Express, Valentine Cards:  Create a beautiful card for Valentine's day (or maybe a wedding) in the embroidery hoop.  Get creative and embroidery a greeting fot the inside of the card.  Class date: Saturday, February 3rd;10AM-1PM  Class Fee:  $25.00 (includes kit and design package)

Crochet with Machine Embroidery: Learn how to use yarn couching foot with your machine embroidery hoop.  Use the blocks that look like your Grandmother's granny squares to create a scarf , small throw or pillow top.    Class date:  Wednesday, February 21st, 10AM-1PM Class Fee:  $20.00  (embroidery Cd and yarn couching embroidery set required)

Edge to Edge Quilting with Machine Embroidery:  Learn how to quilt with your embroidery machine.  You will quilt a small one color throw in class to become familiar with the technique. Add a binding on th completed piece and you will have a cute little quilt.. If you have a small quilted piece ready, we will give you the measurements and you may use it for class.  Class Date:  Wednesday, March 21st; 10AM-3pm  Class fee:  $25.00

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