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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 Dec. 4th from 10-3 for $45. Brenda will teach you how to use the embroidery part of your sewing machine. ANY BRAND! This class covers: using the proper stabilizers, how to hoop properly, discuss needles, threads, bobbins, machine, downloading designs from the internet, and designs organization on your computer. Bring your machine and laptop for hands on instruction for your machine. Now is the time to learn to use your embroidery machine! We have kept our ears 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.  Class supplies needed: embroidery machine cleaned and ready to use, bring owner’s manual and the 5x7 stitch field hoop (if you are in doubt as to your hoop size bring all hoops) and remember your power cord. Strip of white or ecru fabric cut at 13” by the width of fabric, use a good quality of cotton fabric, it will make a tremendous difference in the quality of your stitch out. 2 pieces cut-away stabilizer, if you don’t have or not sure what you need this stabilizer it can be purchased at Quilt Mercantile the day of the class. 2 filled bobbins for your machine that have white bobbin thread on them, this would be a 60 wt. thread. If you have a question about your bobbin thread contact Brenda Jeschke. If your embroidery machine uses a USB drive then bring one no larger than a 2GB, if your embroidery machine uses a reader card be sure to bring the reader box. you will need a collection of machine embroidery thread, it should be polyester if you have some but if you have rayon thread you can use it. Bring a can of adhesive spray, if you do not have have one don’t worry. Will discuss the usage of this spray during class. BASIC TOOL KIT -- this should include small curve-tip scissors and pin-point tweezers, and there will be more tools discussed during class but these are must have tools for the class, if you don’t have these two items they will be available at Quilt Mercantile. Bring your laptop computer (if you can), paper and pencil for notes, and any questions or issues you may have. *** If you have any questions about what you need for class, please contact Brenda before class at (903)536-4101 or email brenjj56@gmail.com.
Meeting Time: Thurs. Dec. 4th, 2014 10-3pm

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: Feb 7 : 10-3

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. Jan, Feb, Mar., : 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. Jan. Feb. Mar.: 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. Jan. Feb.Mar.: 9:30-3:30

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