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***Bring Your Own BOM Embroidery calss $30.00 1 each month Session(s)
Brenda Jeschke Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
The New Year brings a new program to the shop for machine embroidery; we will be offering the Smith Street Designs embroidery quilt "Feels Like Spring" as a 6-month block of the month program. During the 6-month program you will learn a different multi-hooping technique each month. Your machine must be able to stitch a 5x7 stitching field or larger to participate in this program. OR do you have a project you really want to make or stitch but you are not sure about how to start or what is the best way to work on the project. Then bring your own BOM and get help from Brenda on your own project. Now is the time to expand your knowledge and build your confidence using your embroidery machine. This program is beyond the basic instruction so you must have working knowledge and use of your embroidery machine.  Your machine, hoops, thread, pattern, jump drive.
Meeting Time: Feb 28th, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23, 9:30- 3:00

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Basic Hand Embroidery $45.00 One Session(s)
Alice Wilhoit All Skill Levels
Spend a few hours with Alice and learn all the stitches you need to know to stitch beautiful embroidery stitches. Just a few stitches can take you a long way with the patterns on the market today. Technique class. Everything you need (except hoop) is furnished in a kit. Price includes this kit. Just bring your scissors and come join the casual fun.  Kit is furnished. Bring 5" embroidery hoop, Scissors, Whatever embroidery floss you have on hand.
Meeting Time: Thursday March 26th from 10-4

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Crazy Patchwork Fancy Flowers Part 1 $40.00 Two Session(s)
Alice Wilhoit Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
The first class, you'll learn how to build a foundation block to embellish on at the next meeting. Alice will supply pattern for class. This is a two-session class. It's $40.00 if you just want to take one session and $60.00 for both sessions.  For Part 1 of class you will need: Background - 10” x 12” Flower - 4” x 18” strip Stems & leaves - 4” x 18” strip Patchwork: at least 12 different neutrals. Sample was made with neutral Batiks. Appliqué, Embroidery needles Fine line Sharpie and Frixion pen Roxanne’s Glue Baste It® Small craft iron 8.5” x 11” freezer paper sheets 1/4” wide stencil brush Fabric for foundation - Lightweight fusible woven 100% cotton 1 fat quarter Scissors, basic sewing kit, sewing machine to build foundation, small rotary cutter, mat and a 12 1/2" square ruler
Meeting Time: Saturday Feb. 14, from 10:00- 3:00

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Crazy Patchwork Fancy Flowers Part 2 $40.00 2 Session(s)
Alice Wilhoit Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
The second class will be your time to create! The sky is the limit and you will personalize this block to be "all about you". Alice will show you all the short cuts and time saving tricks she has learned while making her own crazy patchwork quilts. Caution! Crazy patchwork is very contagious! Alice will supply pattern for class. This is a two-session class. It's $40.00 if you just want to take one session and $60.00 for both sessions.  For Part 2 of class you will need: Embellishments - lace, rickrack, trims, beads, etc. Thread - A large variety of embroidery and specialty threads Silk Ribbon - the sample used 4 and 7mm hand dyed silk ribbon (Alice will have a supply of silk ribbon for sale if you need it) Chenille needles - variety pack sizes 18 - 24
Meeting Time: Saturday March 14, 10:00-3:00

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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: Feb 7, March 7, April 4: 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. ***New this year: Jackie will be offering Saturday classes by appointment only.
Meeting Time: Jan. 28, Feb. 18, Mar.11, Apr. 1 : 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. ***New this year: Jackie will be offering Saturday classes by appointment only.
Meeting Time: Feb. 4, Mar.25, Apr. 8, Apr. 29, May 20 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 ***New this year: Jackie will be offering Saturday classes by appointment only.
Meeting Time: Jan. 21, Feb.11, Mar. 4, Mar. 25, Apr.15 9:30-3:30

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Long Arm Quilting club $20.00 2 Session(s)
Jackie Brown All Skill Levels
This club's goal is to bring together long arm quilters in our area. Club is open to everyone--any brand long arm on table or sit-down units. Just trying to decide IF you want to be a long arm quilter--join us on club day. We want to educate, share ideas and have fun. Jackie Brown is our lead educator for this club. At 9:30 we will begin with a Show-n-Tell so bring any project you want to share. At 10:00 Jackie will begin her discussion and demonstration of her featured ruler and favorite rulers by Handi Quilter. (20% discount on the new featured ruler on club day. If you want any held for you please send an e-mail). The first club day this year is Saturday March 21 from 9:30-12:30. Cost is $20 per meeting per person. ***Want hands on experience? Jackie is offering an afternoon class to work with these rulers from 1:30-3:30 for $35 per person. You will practice in detail how to use the rulers shown that morning. The afternoon is class limited to six students. Sign up now!  Please bring a notebook and pen to the meeting
Meeting Time: Saturday March 21, 9:30- 12:30 & 1:30- 3:30



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