Monday, January 7, 2013

New Sewing Classes!

A New Year means some great new classes planned by Joan, our manager in Highland, Indiana and Jan, our manager in Merrillville. We are so excited about these brand new classes.


In Merrillville Jan is starting classes in an applique quilt called the Teapot Applique. This is an exclusive design featuring quilt blocks with a teapot, teacup, and a really wonderful tea related saying on each. As always, if you don't have the time and/or resources to invest in making a quilt, you can always use the design in other ways and still attend a couple of classes. This design looks wonderful in hoop frames for a kitchen wall or would be a great gift pillow for a friend. Or use one of those wonderful blocks on a tea cozy, mug rug, or appliance cover for your Kitchen Aide.  This is a class and a design that you won't want to miss. You'll need to see Jan at the Merrillville store to pre-register for this class and receive a list of items to bring to class.

Class is currently scheduled for January 23rd and, as always, is dependent on required participation before it's fully scheduled.

Are you interested in 5D software skills? On the 1st Saturday of each month Jan holds classes on how to use 5D, another on digitizing designs with 5D, and digitizing photographs with 5D photo digitizer. You must have the software to attend the class and registration in advance is required to attend.

1st Saturday of the month: Software 9:30--10:30, Digitizing 8:00--9:00, Photo 10:30

Have you always dreamed of making a quilt of your very own? The third Tuesday of the month is the day for you---our Beginning Quilt Class! Join us to learn how to quilt as we guide you through all the steps from beginning to cuddling your favorite loved one up in the dreamy warmth of your own home sewn creation. It's easy once you know all the inside tips of the trade.

3rd Tuesday of the month: 1pm---register in advance please 


Joan, in our Highland, Indiana store, has been busy planning some really wonderful classes for you too. We're putting the finishing touches on our Applique Quilt. What a run through our sewing machine feet and decorative stitches this quilt was and we all learned so much!

Wed Jan 9th 8AM

A holiday center piece, table topper, or wall hanging, the Seeing Double all in hoop embroidery design class is a great class to get your feet wet with beginning embroidery and applique. This is a proven design---so easy with some eye catching pizazz. Simple, fast, and easy this design is fully reversible and the sewing center's sample is being done with Valentine's on one side and St Patrick's Day shamrocks on the reverse. So versatile and beautiful! Advanced registration is required. Stop in at the sewing center to sign up, get the design and project list today!

Scheduled for Wed Jan 16th at 8:00AM

Winter days require warm cups of tea and we're sewing up teacups. The design, called Fill 'er Up, has patterns for placemats, table runner, and table topper. Add elements to your tea cups and serve coffee or cocoa instead to make your finished teacups your very own.

Schedule TBD

And, finally, Joan is so excited to announce the beginning of the Picnic Quilt Class. This quilt is so adorable and can be finished just in time for picnic season. Covered with appliqued corn on the cobs, pies, sodas and chicken legs it is as fun to sew as it will be to picnic with. And what picnic isn't complete without ants? And this quilt is covered with ants. Checkerboards complete the quilt---and once you learn Joan's secret you'll be making those checkerboards in no time at all. This is the most fun you'll have all year making a quilt and you'll be cheered with thoughts of picnics to come as you stitch the quilt this winter. You'll need to pre-register and buy the design. A table runner that is just as fun is included in the design packet if you don't have the time to make the entire quilt.

Schedule TBD

Come join us this winter! New classes are added every week---check our calendars for all the details and subscribe to our calendar feed so you don't miss an opportunity to get together, sew, and celebrate life.

See you soon!


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