Classes and Events



CLASSES  AND  EVENTS



3 Series Guide Class for new owners:
Congratulations on your new machine! If you haven't heard from us about a guide class to help you learn all the great things your machine can do, call us and we will get you added to the class schedule.
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More fun with Selvages!  Make a Purse!  Friday, July 27, 2:00 to 5:00 pm.  Bring your selvages or fabric scraps and make a beautiful and unique purse.  Taught by Wendy Ingham.  Class fee $16, plus supplies.
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Friday, October 12
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.        Longarm Toy Box
Buying a longarm machine is only the first step toward successful quilting.  Wait until you see what these nifty gadgets and accessories can do to make your quilting even more accurate, faster, easier and more fun! Come see why you’ll be reaching for these tools again and again, and always with a smile!
TOPICS INCLUDE: • Design, audition, and application tools • Quilt-loading and frame accessories • Handi Feet options • Channel locks and straight line options • Thread management and tensioning
                                               
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.        Beyond Traditional Feathers
    Beautiful feathers are a mainstay of free-motion quilters everywhere, but sometimes you find yourself ready for something a little different. In this class, you will learn how to build feathering skills to include new shapes and styles of feathers. Then, you’ll learn to easily customize them to your quilting projects, both as all over designs and in designated spaces. 
TOPICS INCLUDE: • Two different styles of feathers • Embellished feathers and spines • Leaves, curls, and other vine designs • Creating all over patterns with feathers • Customizing unconventional feathers to spaces


Saturday, October 13
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.      You Can Do That on a Longarm, Too?!     
  A longarm isn’t just for quilting tops! Come see how techniques usually done with a sewing machine can be accomplished with a longarm machine. You’ll leave with brilliant shortcuts and ideas for quick and easy projects, and a whole new perspective on what’s possible with a longarm!
TOPICS INCLUDE: • “Slap-li-que” and strip-piecing-as-you-quilt • Couching and embellishment • Creating faux chenille  • Applying binding with the longarm • Parade of projects                                                           
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.           2-C  Creative Textures and FIlls

Meandering is the easiest and most common filler for background space – but there are countless other creative design elements to use instead. Come expand your design portfolio by learning the stitch path of a wide variety of creative filler designs. Learn which designs lend themselves best to micro-quilting, and how to use Micro Handles for best results. 

TOPICS INCLUDE: • Select appropriate fills to complement design style  • Create special effects with different fillers • Scale the fill design size appropriately • Evenly place and space fills • Effectively use HQ Micro Handles



Sat, June 9, 9:30 am – HandiQuilter Guild:  Come and learn with other longarm quilters.  Share ideas, learn new techniques, and see what other quilters are doing.  This is a free guild.  All brands of longarm owners (or wannabe owners) are welcome.  This guild meets every 2nd Saturday at 9:30 am.

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Thursday, Aug 9 at 10:00 am and Tues, August 11 at 6:30 pm – Home Machine Quilting Club:  Learn quilting techniques for you home sewing machine.  Try your hand at free-motion, ruler work and walking foot quilting techniques in each class.  Cost is $10 per class.  This club meets every 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm and every 2nd Thursday at 10:00 am.  Taught by Annette Rose
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Machine Embroidery Guild
Bring your computer, your questions and show-and-tell, but leave your sewing machine at home.  Learn how to use your embroidery software and some new techniques.  This is a free guild that meets the First Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 5th (No Embroidery Guild in July or August).
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Tues, June 26th at 10:00 am  – 60th Anniversary Block of the Week:  Come and sew your blocks, get help (if you need it), and show off your completed blocks.  Come and support your sister quilters in this fun and FREE block party.  You’ll find the free blocks on the "60 Years Block of the Week" tab, on this website.  Get more details at the store.  Group led by Annette Rose.  Cost is FREE.

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Minky Row Quilt Class: Yes, you can complete a whole quilt in this class! You’ve seen these quilts on the balcony at the store. They are quilted as-you-go with a stitch and flip method. Taught by Judy Brown.   $12 Plus materials.  Next class will be Saturday, July 21 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Call the store to reserve your spot!

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 Joy in the Morning Wool Group: Come before the store opens to sit and stitch. Learn wool applique and embroidery techniques with Amy Maxfield.  This class is FREE!  Monday mornings at 9:00 am.  (See sign-up sheet for dates.)  No classes July 9,16 or 23.  Class resumes July 30
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OESD Embroidery Event:  Monday or Tuesday, September 3 or 4, starting at 10:00 am.  Learn about stabilizers, hooping, pinpoint placement, and so much more!  Classes on both days are the same, so choose a day that works best for you.  Class fee is $25 and includes kits, lunch and prizes!