September - November, January - May 1:30 - 3:30 pm
You've bought your software and used it for awhile. Now it's time to explore some more. Each month will involve new skills and a project that you can complete at home for more practice. Choose 6/8 sessions.
Grace Q'Nique 14+ Event
Jared Cahoon representing the Canadian distributor for The Grace Company will answer all your questions about the products, provide practice time and more. Special pricing will be in effect. See you at 1:30. We are looking forward to seeing you.
One of Floriani's enthusiastic National Education Coordinators, joins us biannually to educate, inform, and entertain. She is a font of knowledge for anything embroidery or quilting. Thread, stabilizers, embroidery and quilting will be covered. You will learn about new products, tricks and solutions to everyday challenges and so much more.
Ruler Work Event
Instructor: Roberta Wynnyk
Roberta Wynnyk from Bernina demonstrated ruler work - an intriguing, popular technique for all quilters. She showed us how easy it is to sew accurate, repeatable designs on any machine. All ruler work accessories were 20% off for those attending.
Ready Made ... Now Home Made
Two evening classes 6 - 9 pm
Your favourite ready made has worn out! You want another just like it! Learn how to make a pattern from that prized wardrobe piece. Get your ruler and tape measure out, sharpen your pencil, and have a blast creating the pattern. At home, whip up the new version of your old treasure.
Four evening classes 6 - 9 pm
Use this Jacquie Berger Design to make your own beautiful, handy dandy tote. You can choose your look- scrappy or a one fabric theme. Quilt the pieces first then assemble. What's in the bag? Everything you need for your next quilting class or retreat, including the mat.
Baby Lock Katherine, Lyric, Soprano, and Crescendo Owner's Class
One evening session 6 - 9 pm
Learn how you and your BabyLock can make beautiful music together. Start with the basics and move through your machine step by step in this hands on class. Become familiar with settings, functions, editing and combining stitch patterns, memory, care and maintenance and so much more.
Learn to Quilt Star Crossed Bed Runner
Three evening sessions 6 - 9 pm
Take this opportunity to join the exciting world of quilting. Learn the basics - fabric preparation, cutting, piecing and more. Create thi unique faux braid runner with simple blocks. Finished size is 30" x 88 1/2".
Quilt and bind your project on your own or with Anne's guidance in a future class called "Complete Your Quilt".
What's In This Bag?
3 evening sessions 6 - 9 pm
What's in this bag? Whatever you want. Our sewing artist, Susanne, has designed an eye catching bag that you can individualize in many, many ways. Use new or repurposed fabric - recycled jeans, quilting, upholstery fabric, corduroy. Take a pocket from a jacket or a shirt. Embellish by machine or by hand. Let your creative self go - the only limit is your imagination. Suitable for intermediate sewers and beyond.
One evening session 6 - 9 pm
Give a cherished item a new life. Take all or parts of the garment(s) to make a pillow cover. It might be a child's favourite blanket, a souvenir T shirt or a piece of clothing from a loved one. The possibilities are endless. Learn techniques to take your treasure from storage to a prominent spot in your home.
Friday 6 - 9 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Instructor: Noreen Nizinkevich Double 'D' Design
Are you dreaming of a winter vacation or summer heat? We're offering a swimsuit class to help you get ready. It can be a challenge to find a swimsuit that fits...if it fits at the bust, it's too tight around the tummy. Or even worse, it's too short through the torso. This class focuses on fit and construction techniques. Once the pattern is fitted you will have a customized pattern that can be used to make style changes or adapt other patterns. You will make one suit in class, either a one piece or a tankini. Noreen has a wonderful selection of top quality designer fabrics from which to make you choice.
You must have completed Boob Camp, the basic bra making class before taking this class and have a bra pattern that fits you currently. If your basic bra pattern no longer fits you, Noreen is available to fit you and get you set for the class.
Pfaff Ambition, Expression and Performance Owner's Class
One evening session 6 - 9 pm
Learn about the many facets of your machine. This hands on class will take you from maintenance through the basics of your machine. You'll have a tour through buttonhole options and learn all the tie on/tie off variations. Combine alphabet and designs, practice with the maxi stitches and try your hand at free motion. Do more than you could imagine. Kathy will take you beyond the book.
Janome Skyline, 8200, 8900 and 9400 Owner's Class
Discover how to make the most of your Janome Skyline, 8200, 8900, or 9400. There are tons of little tricks to learn that will help you utilize your machine better and more efficiently. Included are cleaning and maintenance of your machine, free motion, needle positions, menu function, buttonhole making, button sewing, and much, much more. Let us help you use all the features on your wonderful Janome.
Bernina 7 Series Owner's Class
Congratulations, you've bought a Bernina or maybe you are thinking about it. Now it's time to see what your machine can do. Learn the basics like cleaning and maintenance and how easy it is to navigate the screen. You can adjust everything and we'll show you how. Try the Bernina Stitch Regulator, the built in dual feed system and the stellar Bernina feet. There's much more in store for you so come join us.