Here's the perfect size bag to use for whatever you may need. It has 3 zippered pockets, 4 open sections, and a zipper that closes to keep your items secure. There is also a handle on each side. This is a 2 day class for the intermediate to advanced sewer. Not advised for the beginning sewer
Date; Thurs & Fri. Mar. 28th & 29th
Time; 10am to 4pm (both days)
Class Fee; $50 - Pattern; $12.54
Want to learn the art and technique of quilting? Can't make a class during the week because you work? Then this class is for you. It teaches the same principles as the weekday class but with a smaller project. This 22" x 50" table runner class will run for 3 Saturdays in a row and will take you through the process of rotary cutting traditional blocks, piecing and quilting. Class size is limited.
Dates; Jan. 12, Jan 19, Feb 2
Time; 10:30am to 2:, 201930pm
Class Fee; $75 - Pattern FREE
Tips and techniques for the beginning embroidery.. Learn how to hoop your projects correctly, which is the best stabilizer to use for what project, and the right needle to use for the different threads. You will also learn how to position your embroidery just where you want it. If this is your first time using an embroidery machine then this class is a must. This is an all day workshop class with Molly. All brands of machines are welcome.
Date; Tues. Feb 19th. - 10 am 4 pm
Class Fee; $20 plus Kit $5
Join Jody as she takes you through a project class using your scan n cut machine. This class is for current owners of the machine and will be a unique project each month.
Time; 10am - 4pm
Class Fee; $25 - Pattern Fee; $5 (to be paid to Jody)
Here is a special class we are doing for our. sewers who want to learn paper piecing. Our certified Judy Niemeyer instructor is doing a 2 day workshop to learn this fabulous technique. This is a begining paper piecing class with all straight stitching, but even if you are an advanced sewer, you will enjoy doing this class. This a class minimum of 4 students, because Sharon drives up from Naples to teach for us. So, gather your friends and come have some fun. This beautiful quilt will get you raves when anyone sees it.
Dates; Tues. Feb 12th & Wed. Feb 13th
Class Fee; $75 plus Pattern and fabric
Time; 10am - 4pm
Do you have a lot of odd shaped fabric pieces you just can't get rid of? Turn them into usable pieces that can make many different projects. You could make a bag like the one pictured, or a placemat set, or table runner or even a quilt. This 2 part class will show you what to do and you will take those pieces and turn them into something fun.
Time; 10 - 4
Class Fee; $45
Serger 101 - "Learn to Love Your Serger"
Here's the chance to learn how to really utilize that wonderful serger you own. This workshop class will not only show you how to sew professional seams but also how to do all those fancy top stitching designs and rolled hems for clothes and linens. Taught by a Martha Pullen certified instructor, you won't want to miss this class. Work book and fabrics are provided free just bring you machine and threads. A knowledge of how to thread your machine and do a basic seam is required.
Dates; TBA 10:30 - 2:30
Class Fee $35
NEW Luminaire Workshop Classes
Did you just get a new Luminaire embroidery sewing machine? These workshops will take you through each of the different features this fabulous machine can do, by doing a project that shows the practical use of each feature. This series of classes run for 6 weeks and each class is $30. If paid in full for all classes, you will get a $10 discount, making the series fee $170.
Dates; Wed. 2/20 - 2/27 - 3/6 - 3/13 - 3/27 - 4/3
Time; 10am to 2pm
Class Fee; $30 per class or $170 for all 6 classes (a further discount will be given to those who purchased machine from Expert Sewing) See Molly for Class Supply lists.
NEW - Open Wide Zippered Bag
Here's another zippered bag that you can use to store makeup, electronic gear, or sewing supplies. This neat bag does what it says, it opens wide to see all you have inside. It also has 2 mesh pockets to separate belongings. This back to back 2 session class will be fun to do. Sign up early.
Date; Fri Mar 8th 10am to 4pm & Sat. Mar 9th from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Class Fee; $50 plus pattern fee; $11
Here's your chance to learn how to piece together hexagon designs. You will also be working with half square and quarter square triangles. All using the required "Side Kick" tool. Join Jody to have fun and learn something new.
Date; Tues. TBA.
Time; 10am - 4pm
Class Fee; $25
Tool; $18.77 - Pattern; $6.83
The Radiant Star or Lone Star pattern is one of the oldest designs around. In the old days, all those diamonds were sewn together one piece at a time. Today there is a much simpler way to do it and in this 2 session class you will learn the secret. This class is not for beginners, but if you have taken the beginning quilt class, or have a little experience doing some quilts you will enjoy the challenge of making this beautiful quilt top.
Time; 10am - 4pm
Class Fee; $50 plus Pattern book $19.91 and class supplies
Expert Sewing Center
Want the look of long arm quilting, but with your own embroidery machine? This is the perfect class for you. Deb will show you how to do continuous line decorative stitching as easy as 1, 2, 3!
If you are a quilter and you also own and good size embroidery machine, then you will love doing this.
Date; Tues. Feb 26th
Class Fee; $40
Initial Disk of Designs; $43.90 (Disks 2 through 7 - $19.95)
Note** NOT all class listings will have supply lists. Only the ones with a line under the name of class. If you need more info on a particular class, please check with the educator. Thank You!
(Floriani thread Sale -2nd Fri. of month- Quilter's fabric Sale - 3rd Fri. of month. Call store for details)
Serger Decorator Pillow
Put that serger to work making this fancy Decorator Pillow. You will be amazed at all you can do with it. Make it in Christmas fabrics or in any fabric that matches your decor. Sergers aren't just for sewing seams. Let our master serger educator show you just how versatile a serger can be. Sign up early for this class as seating is limited.
Class Fee; $35 - Pattern Free
Time; 10:15am to 2:30pm
This is the class for you to learn how to do your own quilting on a regular sewing machine. This class will take the mystery out of quilting your own quilt tops. We will look at the proper technique of stitch in the ditch, how to free motion stippling, as well as free hand simple designs. We will also be working with stencils so you can do more complicated designs. This is a must do class for serious quilters.
Date; Fri. Feb 22nd. - NEW DATE
Class Fee; $35
Quilting is a tradition that has come from using old clothes and flour sacks in the early pioneer days to the art form that is so popular today. This class takes you back to the tradition of quilting by teaching you how to choose fabrics, how much to buy, how to use the modern day rotary cutters and instead of piecing by hand, you piece with our modern day sewing machines. You will also learn the terminology that has remained the same and how to put together a "sampler" quilt using some of the traditional old world blocks that out ancestors made.
This is a 4 week class that will take you from beginning to the finish product with batting, backing, and binding. This class has a limited class size, so please sign up early
DATES - TBA - Time; 10am to 4pm
Class Fee; $100
BES4 Dream Machine Software Orientation
This is the class to learn how to use your new software for the Dream Machine 2.
Class size is limited, so students can get individual attention.
**Only supplies needed; a laptop with program installed, a mouse and mouse pad. Also a notepad to take notes
Date; Fri Feb. 1st - Sat Mar. 23rd.
Class Fee; $35
Time; 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Sit n Sew
Have a project you need to finish? Come join us at the store where you can relax in our nice class room, and buy supplies if you need them. These days are scheduled, and you do need to register to save a spot in the class room.
Dates; check calendar for dates and times
Time; 10:30 to 2:30 -
NEW - Jelly Roll Rug
Coming in January, you will be able to learn how to make a wonderful rug like this, with just 1 large (40 to 42 pieces) jelly roll, some batting and your sewing machine. Join Debra as she takes you through this 2 day, back to back class. Bring back the days of our parents and grandparents, with a rug that looks like the braided rugs of their day, but is much easier to make.
Time; 10am - 4pm
Class Fee; $50 - Pattern fee; $10
Dream Machine Workshop Classes
Have a new Dream Machine"? Here's your chance to know how to use some of the wonderful features it has. Join Molly for these informative 6 workshop classes. Each class you will learn a new feature of this incredible machine and will do a simple project to show practical use of that feature. Try to schedule to attend all 6 classes. Sign Up early as class size is limited. (Check with Molly for class supply list)
Dates; Thurs. 2/14 - 2/21 - 2/28 - 3/7 - 3/14 - 3/21
$20 per class - $120 for all 6 classes (if paid for all in advance $110 - No refunds)
Pillow Project - For Golisano Children's Hospital
Ever have to take a child to the hospital? It's a scary thing for them. Here's your chance to volunteer and make a fun pillow case for these children to make them smile and their hospital stay, less intimidating. Bring your sewing machine and make some pillow cases for these children. All fabric is pre-cut and ready to sew. Stay an hour or 4 hours. Can't spend a few hours at the store? Take some packets home and make them at your leisure, then bring back to the store. Please sign up to come to store, as seating is limited. If you have any children's fabric you can donate, it will be gratefully appreiated.
Dates; Fri. Feb 15th - Mar. 22nd.
Time; 10:30 to 2:30
Dream VIP Club
This class is only for the Dream Machine 1 & 2 owners. It will take place once a month and will give you a project that continues your education in how to use all the features of this wonderful sewing/embroidery machine. (Check with Molly for class supply list)
Time; 10:30 - 2:30
NEW - Bunny Table Topper
Join Cindy as she takes you though how to make this cute Bunny table topper that will look great on your table this Spring. It's a combination of sewing and applique' and if you have never done applique' this is the perfect opportunity to learn this age old technique.
Date; Sat. Feb 23rd.
Time; 10am - 3pm
Class Fee; $30 - Pattern Free
This beautiful table runner has 3 sections of circles and the whole runner is put together by the Judy Niemeyer technique of paper piecing. Our educator is a certified educator taught by Judy herself. Pick your favorite colors and when finished this 2 day class, you will have a beautiful work of art. Make several in different seasonal colors and you can change them out often.
Date; Tues & Wed Mar 19th & 20th
Time; 10am - 4pm
Class Fee; $75 - plus pattern and supplies