Monday, October 24, 2011

What Wonderful Fun We're Having Sewing Together!

The Highland Indiana Sewing Center's first class was held last Friday and was a smashing success. Sewing Center Manager Joan had everything all ready for students who started arriving at 8 AM to begin work on the Christmas Red Quilt. Students had cut the white background fabric at home and had applied a stabilizer backing to the fabric.

During class Joan first demonstrated how to hoop the fabric. Then everyone wound bobbins, threaded machines, and navigated through design folders and the quilts were begun. The first embroidered square was Santa.

Machines hummed with embroidery and there were oohs and ahs as each design was made. Soon it was time to clip the threads front and back and hoop another square for another design. Some students grabbed a hold of their creativity and changed the colors on some of the blocks---so beautiful!

Then there were was Jan, at the head of the class, who came to class with all her squares embroidered and spent class time cutting her squares down to the finished sizes.

Thank you so much, Joan, for the great, informative class and the fat free breakfast delicacies---so delicious!

And for those of you out there who wish you could have been there----well that's what we wish too! Contact the sewing center; we're getting together more classes.  

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