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Basic Embroidery Machine class $45.00 1 Session(s)
Brenda Jeschke All Skill Levels
Basic Embroidery Machine class will be Thursday May 15th from 10-3 for $45. Brenda will teach you how to use the embroisery part of your sewing machine. ANY BRAND! This class covers using the proper stabilizers, how to hoop properly, discuss needeles, threads, bobbins, machine, downloading designs from the internet, and designs organization on your computer. Bring your machine and laptop for hands on instruction for you machine. Now is the time to learn to use your embroidery machine! We have kept ourears open as customers discuss teachers. Brenda comes highly recommended by several different groups. She has many samples to show and inspire you to use your embroidery machine in your own quilting projects.  
Meeting Time: Thurs. May 15th, 2014 10-3pm

BOM “Hummingbirds & Friends”! $40.00 2 Session(s)
Alice Wilhoit All Skill Levels
Alice Wilhoit's new classes to instruct how to make her new project: Be the first to make Alice’s new quilt pattern, “Hummingbirds & Friends”! This lovely 80” x 80” quilt will satisfy any bird lover. (Take advantage of having this talented local teacher that travels all over the country to teach!) Alice has brought your favorite birds to life using embroidery needlework details. You spoke and we have listened. It is hard to come twelve months but let Alice show you all the basics in two classes so you will be able to make the project. You’ll learn many traditional embroidery stitches plus many more that Alice has developed. These classes are always fun! Saturday June 21st will be applique day. Saturday July 19th will be embroidery day. Reserve your seat now! Note from Alice: "Class is from 10 – 4. Price is $40. I will take cash, check or credit card. I can run student's credit card. Student needs to make a commitment to be in class . "  Stencil Brush Roxanne’s Glue Baste It, Paper cutting scissors, Fabric scissors, Small Craft Iron such as Cheri’s Cool Tool, (Optional) Small travel size iron, Ironing mat, Small container with lid for Starch, Freezer Paper, Teflon Pressing sheet, Ironing mat, 14” square of foam core, Thread to match appliqué fabric, Pencil, Ultra Fine point Black Sharpie, Embroidery needles, Appliqué needles, Sewing pins, Sulky Blendable 12 weight threads (can be purchased at Quilt Mercantile). First Class only – bring cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter, Fabric. Background – 5 yards Bring fabric to class (Alice has a specific way to cut the appliqué blocks.) Border – (brown in sample) – 4 yards Star Points – ½ yard Green (border leaves, bias vine & binding inset) – 1 ½ yard Flowers in borders – 6-8 different colors – fat eights each (Please wait to purchase these until later in class series). Each individual pattern will have specific fabric and embroidery thread requirements. Alice will include all supplies needed but not mentioned. Also Alice will have pre-cut templates (cut with Cameo silhouette) available for each class for $5. per set.
Meeting Time: Sat. June 21, 10-4pm , and Sat. July 19, 10-4pm

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Chenille $35.00 One Session(s)
Lynda Lindstrom Beginner & Adv. Beginner & Intermediate
Chenille is an innovative technique used in creating wonderfully soft, textured home decorating items as well as clothing. Basically, it is four layers of fabric sewn, cut, and fluffed to create surprising designs. We will cover basic chenille with the opportunity to choose from two projects. Project one is a baby quilt or lap throw made from pre-printed panels. Project two is a patchwork lap throw made from squares and connected with chenille strips on a base fabric. Teacher will show numerous chenille projects to help you use this old, yet new, technique. Chenille is soft, supple, tweedy, looks difficult, but is really very easy! All aspects will be covered in this class, resulting in your ability to “chenille” anything! Please call me if you have any questions. 972-727-5183 We will take a 30 min. break at lunch. Please choose from Project #1 or 2.  1)CHENILLE FROM PRE-PRINTED PANELS Sewing Supply List: Sewing machine, Basic Supply kit, Rotary mat, cutter rulers (12” square, 6 ½ x 24” ), Slash cutter, Walking foot, Fabric requirements: Four pre-printed panels (same design), Thread to match, 1 yd. border fabric, No pre-cutting! 2)CHENILLE LAP THROW Let’s take chenille to another level! Chenille patchwork – soft, supple, tweedy, looks difficult, but really very easy! All aspects of chenille are covered in this class, resulting in your ability to “chenille” anything. Sewing Supply List: Sewing Machine, Basic Supply Kit, Rotary mat, cutter, rulers (12” square, 6”x24”), Slash Cutter, Walking foot very desirable. (You need one anyway.) Fabric Requirements: Throw is approx. 38” x 48” or baby sized – remember, you can make it any size and use any number of different plaids, the more the better. Fabric must be loosely woven to bloom properly. Woven plaids, flannel, light weight denims, all bloom, but they must be natural fibers – please use 100% cotton for your first experience. 1/3 yd. Of (8) different woven plaid fabrics, 2 yds. of Osnaburg, 2 yds of woven plaid for the back ( will vary if you change the size), 1 ½ yds. of woven plaid for the borders (also may vary with the size), Walking Foot very desirable but not absolutely necessary. Pre-Cutting: Cut (12) 10 ½” squares of Osnaburg, Cut (24) 10 ½” squares from the woven plaids, Bring all left-over fabric from pre-cutting. You do not have to use Osnaburg. You may use another layer of woven plaid, or any solid color flannel that you’d like to peep through for a touch of color. Do not use quilt weight cotton. Denim blooms wonderfully, but should be light in weight. Flannel can be used instead of woven plaids.
Meeting Time: TBA 9:30-3:00

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Dear Jane $10.00 One Session(s)
Sarah Francis Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Dear Jane is the ULTIMATE Sampler! Join the craze known as Dear Jane...recreate this Civil War era quilt with it's small, interesting blocks and triangles, mainly by machine with applique blocks by hand. This class is taught by technique and you are guaranteed to come away learning a shortcut or two, and/or new techniques. Let Sarah help you with fabric selection. She will take all the "wonder how she made that one" out of it for you. Dear Jane book required.  Dear Jane book, DJ Software is optional-but is helpful if you like to paperpiece (BTW-I don't like to paper piece but we do it in class.), Dear Jane rulers--square and triangle, 4" or 6" square with diagonal line for squaring up half square & quarter square triangles (1 prefer Omnigrid), 96 or 96L triangle, Add A Quarater ruler-6" or 12" length (if buying only 1 ruler, buy the 12" for the triangles), Roxanne's Glue Baste It, No Melt Mylar, Freezer paper, Striaght pins-Clover Article No. 2507-Patchwork Pins (Fine) 0.4 mm. (These are what I prefer. They are very fine and don't distort when machine piecing.), scissors for reverse applique (don't buy until I show you, you probably won't find them), starch in container + paintbrush (I use spray starch and then spray into a small bottle with lid), Scotch Removable tape if you will be tracing patterns (it's in a blue box)...if you will be printing instead of tracing you don't need the tape.) All this is in addition to your basic sewing supplies, rotary cutting supplies and sewing machine.
Meeting Time: 1st Sat each month: May 3, June 7 10-3

Hand Quilting by Sarah $20.00 1 Session(s)
Sarah Francis All Skill Levels
Sarah is an award winning hand quilter. She has been hired many times to hand quilt guild raffle quilts, their president's quilts, and for preservation society projects. She will discuss all the factors that influence your quilting stitches-batting, threads, needles, thimbles, fabric specifics. She will show you various tools of the trade. She will demonstrate quilting and work with you on your quilting stitch. Come sharpen your skills or take a stab at learning this beautiful way to finish your quilt.  Contrasting Quilting thread, Two pieces 16" muslin sq, Polyester-batting 16" sq,Quilting needles-multi size pack
Meeting Time: Thurs. April 24, 2014 1:00-4:00   OR  Sat. May 24th, 2014, 1-4pm

Level 1 Basic Pantograph Long Arm Quilting class $150.00 one Session(s)
Jackie Brown Beginner
Learning to stitch a pantograph pattern on your quilt is an easy and fast way to make your quilt look like you had a professional quilt it. The basic steps will get you started on learning how to put a nice pantograph design on your quilt. Six steps to get started becoming a long arm quilter 1. Thread tension. 2. Centering the quilt. 3. How to load the quilt to the canvas. 4. Securing your quilt for each row. 5. Rolling the quilt for the next row. 6. Stitching the top off of the canvas. The quilt top should be square. The backing should be at least four inches larger on all four sides then the top. The batting should be at least four inches larger on all four side then the top.  The quilt top should be 34 inches wide x 40 inches long. The back should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long. The batting should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long You should bring a tablet of paper and a writing pen for notes. Wear good supportive shoes. 30 minute break for lunch.
Meeting Time: Wed. April , May : 9:30:-3:30

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Level 2 Custom Long Arm Quilting class $200.00 0ne Session(s)
Jackie Brown Beginner & Adv. Beginner & Intermediate
Would you like to learn how to make your quilts stand out with some custom quilting? This class will teach you the basics of custom quilting. It's fun and you can use your creative mind to enhance your quilt. You can say you quilted it and had fun doing it. Seven Steps to getting started and becoming a Custom Long Arm Quilter 1. Block your quilt - This is one step that is necessary for custom quilting. 2. Stitch in the ditch -.I can teach you the steps it takes to stay in the ditch. With practice you can achieve this. 3. Templates - can help you create those beautiful designs you always wanted to learn. 4. Feathers - everyone loves the look of feathers on a quilt. 5. Echoing - this a background fill that will enhance those feathers. 6. Crosshatching – so many different sizes of crosshatching to make an area stand out. 7. Small stippling - a nice and elegant background fill. The quilt top should be square. The backing should be at least four inches larger on all four sides then the top. The batting should be at least four inches larger on all four sides then the top.  The quilt top should be 34 inches wide x 40 inches long. The back should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long. The batting should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long. You should bring a tablet of paper and a writing pen for notes. Wear good supportive shoes. 30 minute break for lunch.
Meeting Time: Wed. April, May: 9:30-3:30

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Level 3 Artistic Custom Long Arm Quilting class $250.00 One Session(s)
Jackie Brown Intermediate & Advanced
After completing Basic pantograph, and the Level 1 custom class you are now on your way to Artistic quilting. Level 3 Artistic Custom Quilting will take you to the level of a professional quilter, with lots of practice, patience and determination! You can make your quilts stand out in a crowd. Your family and friends will ask if you had a professional quilt it, and you can proudly say “I quilted it”!! Six Steps to getting started to becoming a Artistic Long Arm Quilter 1. Enhancing Feathers - to make them look like one of kind 2. Small Circles - to enhance different areas of the quilt 3. Micro Background fills - This will set the appliqué or a quilting design to make them pop. 4. Templates – and stitching a beautiful design that will enhance a block. 5. Crosshatching – different ways to crosshatch to get that heirloom look. 6. Piano Keys - will always make those feathers and designs pop. The quilt top should be square. The backing should be at least four inches larger on all four sides than the top. The batting should be at least four inches larger on all four sides than the top.  The quilt top should be 34 inches wide x 40 inches long. The back should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long. The batting should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long. You should bring a tablet of paper and a writing pen for notes. Wear good supportive shoes. 30 minute break for lunch
Meeting Time: Wed. April, May: 9:30-3:30

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P3 designs Applique Day Class $55.00 One Session(s)
Quiltagious Quarters Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Features Pearl Pereira of P3 Designs. Visit her website at WWW.P3DESIGNS to see the beautiful patterns and projects of this well known instructor. Her method for Freezer Paper Starch applique is wonderful. Many Dallas area ladies have flown out to her location in California to take retreats and classes. HERE for her 4th annual teaching event. How exciting! We have a couple of openings in the Day Class. Project to be anounced.  Pencil, Ultra Fine point Black Sharpie, ¼” stencil Brush, Fiskar Small Curved Scissors for paper, Roxanne’s Glue Baste It, P3 Designs Appliqué Pressing Tool, P3 Designs Appliqué Stiletto, Fabric scissors (your favorite), Aleene’s Ok To Wash It glue, P3 Designs Straw needles # 11, Small Craft Iron, Ironing mat, Spray Starch, Small container for Starch, P3 Designs Petite Needle Threader, Ultimate Appliqué template Paper (freezer paper), Thread Heaven, Rotary Cutter (your favorite), 13 1/2" square for background, 12" sq for horseshoe, the rest are assorted scraps. Kit available at the shop.
Meeting Time: 9:30-4:30 June 5, & Oct. 16, 2014
Note: We have a backup list for the weekend Pearl Pereira of P3 designs! JOIN THE LIST IF YOU WANT MORE TIME WITH PEARL>

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Quilt & Connect Machine Quilting class $35.00 One Session(s)
Linda Lindstrom Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Divide your quilt into small, more workable sections and conquer the problems associated with quilting bulky bed quilts. The sections are lighter, can fit through the opening of your sewing machine, and are easily maneuverable. You will learn four techniques for putting your sections together after thy are quilted. Come and learn this common sense approach for finally getting those bed-sized projects finished.  Sewing Supply List: Sewing Machine Basic sewing kit, hand sewing needles, safety pins. Rotary mat, cutter, rulers ( 6” x 24”, your largest square ruler), Walking foot to fit your machine, Cotton thread – 50/3. Fabric requirements: We will be making samples of the four connecting techniques in class. Fairly large pieces of fabric and batting are required. Please do all of the following pre-cutting. Scraps are fine. Bring extra fabric to class. Keep each grouping together in a plastic bag. Pre-cutting: Cut (1) 8” x 10” rectangle of two different fabrics(Sections), Cut (2) 10” x 12” recs. of backing, Cut (2) 10”x 12” recs. of batting, Cut (2) 8”x 10” rectangles (different fabrics), (Blocks) Cut (2) 10” x 12” rectangles of backing, Cut (2) 10” x 12” rectangles of batting, Cut (1) 1 1/8” x 14” strip to cover seams, Cut (1) 1 ¾” x 14” strip to cover seams, Cut (1) 12” x 18” rectangle for top, (Cut-away batting) Cut (1) 14” x 22” rec. for backing, Cut (1) 14” x 22” rec. of batting, Cut (1) 8” x 10” rec. for the top, (Rows and borders) Cut (1) 10”x12” rec. backing, Cut (1) 10” x 12” rec. batting, Cut (4) 3” x 10” strips for border, Cut (2) 3”x 12” strips of batting.
Meeting Time: Sat. April 26, 2014 9:30-3:00



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