UPCOMING SEWING CLASSES
Elegant Grace Table Topper Class | Tues, Mar 21, 2017 10:00am – 2:00pm
Add some charm to your living or dining room for your next Woman’s Institute meeting by spreading this elegant looking table topper over your dining room table or tossing it onto the back of your sofa. In this class, we will sew strip sets, then using our Squedge 22.5 and 45
rulers, we will precisely cut angled Squedge shapes which will be folded and sewed to form a unique star shape. Fuzzy cut diamonds
will be pieced to form a star that will be appliqued into the centre of our table topper for an artistic wreath effect. Finish your project by
doing a pillow case style binding, turning your project inside out and doing some easy stitch in the ditch quilting. This is a fun project for
all ages and perfect for giving away as birthday gifts to your special friends.
The Beauty Wreathed Star Class - by Minerva Knorr |Wed, Mar 22 & Wed, Apr 12, 2017 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Wall or bed size quilt project. This is a traditional strip-pieced star. Through this class you will learn about your color choices and values. In this star quilt we have played with the color placement to achieve the unique star within a star, pattern rather than radiating. This class could be the start of a new quilting era for you if you have held back from cutting and sewing 45 degree angles. Learn to become confident with your seam allowance and star points quickly as you gather tips and tricks from someone who has tried every mistake there is to make in her star piecing career. The first class, we will select the fabric and decide the placements and color as well as do the cutting and get you started on strip sewing. From there you will have some homework and the second class will work on the diamond and star construction.
Rag Quilts Made Easy |Tues, Mar 28, 2017 10:00am-2:00pm
Did you know that not only are flannel rag quilts all nice and cozy, they are also very easy to sew? We are here to make it even easier! By using our Accucutter and cutting dies you will be able to cut your entire quilt in minutes, including all those little snips. That’s right, you will end up with a fuzzy rag quilt without having to do any fiddly snipping! Our cutter will do it for you! Join our class and you will be able to see for yourself how slick this cutter works. Layer your blocks with or without batting, prequilt them, sew your blocks together with a one inch seam allowance and you will have a cuddly rag quilt. No more binding headaches or quilting hassles. It is sew easy and sew much fun! This project is a beginner level but anyone who wishes to do a quick rag quilt is welcome to join.
Doggy Daycare and Kitty Kamp | March 4, April 8, May 6, May 20, 10 am - 2.00 pm
Applique Block of the Month - Fabulous Flowers
Class Name : Anita Goodesign Monthly Embroidery Club |Schedule: September 17, October 15, November 19, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Description : Open up your sewing room and imagination to a whole new set of embroidery designs. Here’s how it will work – Every quarter you will receive a new design collection packed with projects and ideas for all kinds of nifty little embroidery projects. Hostess gifts, birthday and Christmas gifts, showers, home decor and so much more. The possibilities these designs offer are mind boggling. Join us once a month for an exciting time of stitching where you will experience first hand the excitement of completing one of these delightful projects entirely in the hoop. Not sure about commiting to another “one of many” clubs in your life? Commiting to only 3 month courses will allow you the flexibility to work around vacation times etc, though we would love to have you come all year long!
Class Time & Date : September 17, October 15, November 19, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Class Cost : $120.00 for the 3 classes including tutorial booklet and designs
Class Name : Beloved Heirloooms | Schedule : Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 6, Jan 10 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Description : This is an excellent class to take to try out some of the editing options on your embroidery machine. By using your combi mode, rescale, move and rotate icons you will be able to take individual embroidery designs and create your own unique maxi or jumbo hoop designs. The shaping tool on your Bernina 880 machine will simplify this entire process and allow you to create stunning embroidery designs in minutes. Also quilting in the hoop is a lovely way of filling up the empty blocks in your quilt without taking away from your embroidery designs. We will be starting the first of five classes in September so sign up now to reserve your space.
Class Time & Date : Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 6, Jan 10 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Class Cost : $130.00 includes your desgin pack a 5 FREE classes
Class Name : Floral Rings Tablerunner | Schedule : Tuesday, October 18 – Tuesday November 1st
Description : This embroidery class is perfect for you if you are wishing to “take the plunge” into the embroidery part of your machine and would like to start with a smaller project or those of you that have just finished a major “block of the month” project and would like to take on a smaller more relaxing project that will allow you to breathe again! Each block in this elegant runner features four squares filled with flowers and leaves which will go together like a dream. The triple stitch background quilting and satin stitched scrolls add beauty and texture and by adding a wool batting you will achieve a lovely trapunto effect in your runner. Finish your runner by adding a backing and doing a simple stitch in the ditch before adding your binding. Chose from nine different block designs and two different border versions plus your designpack will also give you the option of doing 3D flowers, stitching empty quilt blocks and designing your own version of floral rings to fit into them and so much more.
Class Time & Date : Tuesday, October 18 – Tuesday November 1st
Class Cost : $35.00/class plus the designpack.
Class Name : Have it All Wallet | Schedule : Thursday, November 17, 10 am – 2:00 pm
Description : Who says you can’t have it all? With this sleek, versatile wallet you can take everything with you while keeping it all neat and organized. Featuring pockets for credit cards, bills, checkbook, coupons and a zippered pocket for coins and other loose items. This wallet lets you organize that mess of stuff in your handbag and snap it neatly closed with either of the two cute snaps. Makes great Christmas presents for family and friends!
Class Time & Date : Thursday, November 17, 10 am – 2:00 pm
Class Cost : $35.00
Class Name : Winter Garden Tablerunner | Schedule : Tuesday, October 6, 10 am – 2:00 pm
Description : Let’s all avoid that last minute Christmas sewing rush this year and start doing our Christmas sewing in October. Our brand new “Winter Garden” fabric line has it all- floral paisley prints, scrolls, snowflakes and border prints. By using these fun prints and our new winter garden runner and placemat patterns, you will be able to redecorate your dining room table for your family Christmas dinner. Learn about cutting with templates, fuzzy cutting border stripes and sewing mitered corners in this seasonal runner. You will enjoy the process and love the finished product!
Class Time & Date : Tuesday, October 6, 10 am – 2:00 pm
Class Cost : $35.00
Class Name : Rag Quilts Made Easy | Schedule : Saturday, November 5, 10 am- 2:00 pm
Description : Did you know that not only are flannel rag quilts all nice and cozy, they are also very easy to sew. We are here to make it even easier! By using our Accucutter and cutting dies you will be able to cut your entire quilt in minutes including all those little snips. That’s right. You will end up with a fuzzy rag quilt without having to do any fiddly snipping! Our cutter will do it for you! Join our class and you will be able to see for yourself how slick this cutter works. Layer your blocks with or without batting, prequilt them, sew your blocks together with a one inch seam allowance and you will have a cuddly rag quilt. No more binding headaches or quilting hassles. It is sew easy and so much fun! This project is a beginner level but anyone who wishes to do a quick rag quilt is welcome to join.
Class Time & Date : Saturday, November 5, 10 am- 2:00 pm
Class Cost : $35.00
Class Name : Stars in the Night Tree Skirt or Circle Quilt |Schedule : September 7, September 21, 10 am – 2:00 pm
Description : Are you ready to try something new and different? Then why not give this very unique and interesting looking tree skirt a whirl? By using basic sewing techniques and the 10 º wedge ruler to create your strata your fabric will be pieced so that it will swirl together in a lovely Bargello effect. The finished quilt is approximately 50” in diamter and can be embellished with beads, crystals, or decroative stitches. Don’t need a new tree skirt? Sew it anyhow and create a stunning new table topper or wall hanging! Your friends will be impressed! Pattern is included, 10 degree wedge ruler must be purchased.
Class Time & Date : September 7, September 21, 10 am – 2:00 pm
Class Cost : $35.00/Class
Finishing Up Days
Have you taken a class in our shop and are wishing for a bit of extra help to finish putting your quilt together? Bring in any unfinished class projects on the LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH and spend some sewing time with us. We will be available to help you with any questions or difficulties you may have regarding projects. Please give us a call ahead of time to ensure that there is classroom space available for you. Classroom doors open from 10 am – 4 pm so pay $25.00 and stay for an hour or stay for 6 hours, however your schedule allows.
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