"Sweet Dreams" 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; Coming in Fall
Time; 10:30 to 2:30
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.
Class Fee; $40
Initial Disk of Designs; $43.90 (Disks 2 through 7 - $19.95)
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. 6/5 - 6/12 - 6/19 - /6-26 - 7/3 - 7/10
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.
Here's the perfect little jacket to wear over a tank top in cool stores or restaurants to keep your shoulders from getting cold from the AC. This is also a nice simple jacket to make if you are new to sewing or are an experienced sewer. You must register early so we can order the pattern for you in time for class. It can be made with long sleeves or 3/4 sleeves and pattern comes in 2 lengths.
Date; Thurs. June 20th
Time; 10am to 3pm
Class Fee; $25 plus pattern $13
Have you ever tried any quilt as you go projects? If you haven't, this class will show you how to master this fun technique'. By the time you go home you will have an almost finished 17" x 52" beauty. All you will need to do at home is to decide how you want to finish your binding. Make several in different colors to give as gifts to family, friends, or yourself.
Date; Thurs. July 18th
Time; 9:30am to 4:30pm
Class Fee; $30 - pattern; $10
NEW - Kids Sew 101
Kids are getting more interested in sewing today. These classes will run for 5 Fridays starting June 28th and will finish up Aug 2nd in time for them to get ready to go back to school. Each class will teach them something new by way of a finished project. Kids must have their own sewing machine and know how to thread it, wind a bobbin and utilize it's stitch functions. If we get enough girls and boys (yes boys sew too. Most of your top designers are men) who want to do this, we will continues classes on a Saturday during the season.
Dates; Fri. 6/28 - 7/12 - 7/19 - 7/26 - 8/2 - Time; 10am - 1pm
Class Fee; $25 per class or $115 for all 5 classes if paidin advance
This Free Standing lace napkin corner makes an elegant statement on your dinner table. Learn how to take an ordinary napkin and turn it into something special. Do the same for your matching table cloth to wow your guest.
Date; Sat. June 8th
Time; 10:30am to 2:30pm
Class Fee; $25 - 1 design free
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.
Class Fee $35
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; 10am to 4pm
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. May 16th & 17th
Time; 10am to 4pm (both days)
Class Fee; $50 - Pattern; $12.54
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 -
Here's a fun class project that will enjoy using all summer long. The body of the bag is vinyl mesh. It is trimmed with embroidery and fun fabric and nylon straps. In this class you will need to purchase a $15 kit from Molly, that includes the vinyl mesh and strapping in one of these colors, red. hot pink, blue, lime green, or purple and a free embroidery design of your choice.. You bring the fabric and your embroidery machine and go home with a fun bag you can use at the beach, for shopping, or carrying quilt supplies.
Date; Sat - June 22nd
Time; 10:30am - 2:30pm
Class Fee; $25 - Kit Fee; $15 - One Embroidery & Pattern free or bring your own embroidery design
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)
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.
Class Fee; $35
Here's the perfect runner for your table that you can sew for two seasons. Do one side in Christmas fabrics and the other side in Autumn colors for Fall and Thanksgiving. This pretty runner has a unique design on each side, that is sure to get raves from your guests.
Date; Wed July 24th
Time; 10am - 4pm
Class Fee; $30 plus pattern $10
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)
NEW - Jelly Roll Rug
Coming this summer, 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/Luminaire VIP Club
This class is only for the Dream Machine 1 & 2 owners and new Luminaire 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)
Date; Thur. June 6th - Sport Bottle
Time; 10am - 2am
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
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
Class Fee; $35
Time; 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Expert Sewing Center
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. 6/18 - 10 am 3 pm
Class Fee; $20 plus Kit $5
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; Sat. 5/18 - 6/1 - 6/8 - 6/15 - 6/22 - 6/29
$20 per class - $120 for all 6 classes (if paid for all in advance $110 - No refunds)
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
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