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General Admission Classes

As we continue to introduce our new class line-up, we have made some adjustments to our class structure. To make classes as comfortable as possible during the age of COVID-19, we have reduced the number of classes and their length. 

We are committed to providing the best educational programming, which means we will supplement classes with in-house produced tutorials to help you continue learning and creating. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel, we load 2-4 videos a week!

How to use a Sewing Machine

The most highly requested class we've received. 

This class for anyone who has a sewing machine that you do not know how to use. Perhaps you have a basic machine from a “Big Box” store, an older BERNINA 830 in that iconic red case or even a new to you legacy BERNINA. No worries, Gayle will guide you through the basics. Learn the basic machine operation of your sewing machines. We cover threading, bobbin winding, stitch selection, altering stitches and regular oiling and cleaning.

Please note that this class has a $15 registration fee.

Tuesday, August 4, 6-8PM: REGISTER

Pincushions

Bee Hive: Learn how to embroider stumpwork, couch over wire and make bulky piping.

We will mail the kit to you if you choose to purchase it. 

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Swiss Patrol Clutter Catcher. Happy Swiss National day. We can't think of a better way to celebrate than making one or two (they're addictive) of the clutter catcher pincushions from our classroom. 

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Block of the Month

We're using Elizabeth Harman's North Stars pattern for our 9-month long Block of the Month sew-a-long. A mix of Arctic animals in a sampler quilt featuring nine different 24in blocks that blend animal motifs and traditional patchwork piecing will be ready for you to quilt this winter.We're using Elizabeth Harman's North Stars pattern for our 9-month long Block of the Month sew-a-long. A mix of Arctic animals in a sampler quilt featuring nine different 24in blocks that blend animal motifs and traditional patchwork piecing will be ready for you to quilt this winter.

Third Saturday of each month starting March 21, $200: REGISTER

    Quilting Classes

    Anita's Arrowhead - This is a clever technique using 10" squares and one background fabric throughout.

    Foundation Pieced String Quilt: Use your scraps (or choose some from our scrap bin). Whatever you choose, this is the perfect class to reminisce over loved material from a finished project or new found treasures given to you by a friend. Be prepared to share scraps with others in the class.
    Friday, September 25, 6-8PM: REGISTER
     

    Ruler Work Quilting: Doodling is fun, but sometimes straight lines are needed. In this class, you will learn the benefits of ruler work versus a walking foot, plus play around with free-motion techniques.    

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    Paper Piecing: From the Alison Glass teeny foundation pieced blocks, to an atomic starburst, you’ve had you eyes on making them, but need an extra push to get started! Marisa will walk you through the steps and tools you need to successfully use this technique in your projects. Your points will match, you’ll have fun and you will learn a new skill.

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      Sewing

      Pussy Bow Blouse - The Pussy Bow Blouse is a beautiful, classic design that will always be in style. In this class you will make the classic V-neck style. Because the blouse features a slightly dropped shoulder and a loose-fitting dart-less bodice, this is the perfect project to begin working with fabrics with a soft drape. Depending on your sewing skill level, you may choose to make a cuff for the sleeve or add elastic.

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      Sewing with Fur: Simple Pillow - You don't have to be a master costumier to sew with sequins! Make this cute 17" pillow from our Shannon Grizzly Faux Fur and a zipper. 

      Friday, July 31, 6-8PM: REGISTER

      Serging - USE YOUR OVERLOCKER!

      Sewing with Knits: LeggingsOne pattern piece, two seams and a waistband – you’ve got this. Now let’s make some yoga pants in this hands-on class.

      One 3-hour class, Registration fee includes pattern and pre-cut material.

      Tuesday, August 18, 6-8PM: REGISTER

        

      Machine Embroidery

      Embroidery Sampler - TAKE YOUR EMBROIDERY MODULE OUT OF THE BOX AND USE IT! You will learn everything from how to hoop, what stabilizers to use, changing thread colors, using multiple software programs and even using sewing accessories to enhance your embroidery designs. The project is also quilt as you go, so you will be encouraged to try various machine quilting techniques through out the year. The class registration fee includes the OESD Design CD, Rugs to Riches by Linda Lee. These designs will be what we pull from each month for our project.

      Starts Saturday, August 1, 9-10AM: REGISTER

       

      Embroidered Sewing Machine Mat Caddy - Make this cheerful sewing mat for your sewing room!  It has four fun pockets and one pretty thread bag that detaches for easy emptying!! The Amys have made this and have all of the short cuts to make sure that you have the best embroidery/sewing experience possible. This class broken down into three classes.

      WATCH SHELLY SMOLA'S TUTORIAL HERE