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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Let's Have a KIMBERBELL Event!
Saturday October 20th at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Have you ever wanted to see what all the excitement about embroidery is about?  It's not "old fashioned" anymore!  Amy just finished attending Kimberbell Academy so we can offer all the cute, modern, and fun projects at Stylish Fabrics!  Come join us for a One-Day event "Tis the Season to Sparkle"!  Kits will be provided, you can try out our machines and stay for a yummy lunch, also provided!  Come see the new glitter fabric and experience the "in-the-hoop' projects!  Great for gifts and decorations!  Cost is $75.00 for the whole event.

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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, October13
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.    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
2 p.m. – 5 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        


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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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Wool Group:  Come before the store opens and bring whatever you’re working on.  Or I will have some fun and easy gift ideas with wool for the Holidays and friendly gifts!  We’ll stitch, learn and share. Thursdays, 8:30 to 10:00 am -- Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov 1.  Taught by Amy Maxfield.











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Home Machine Quilting Club:  Tuesday, Oct 9 at 6:30 pm and Thursday, Oct 11 at 10:00 am – Learn quilting techniques for you home sewing machine.  Try your hand at free-motion, ruler work, stencils 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. 
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Come learn how to make this quick, and easy, large block quilt! We will help you to learn how to use your quilt ruler and mat grid and assemble these large blocks for a quick, fun throw!  Class taught Saturday, October 16, 2:30 pm, by Adrianne Patterson.  Cost: $12 plus supplies.  Skill level:  Beginner.
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60th Anniversary Block of the Week:  Tues, November 26 at 10:00 am.  This will be the last get-together this year!  Then January 29th we'll have a show and tell party!  

Come and 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 classes will be Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 17  from 10 am to 2 pm.  Call the store to reserve your spot!

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Laura Heine’s Collage Quilts:  Choose your favorite from Laura Heine’s collage quilt series.  Order your pattern before November 1 so it will get to the store on time.  Then come learn the technique of fusing smaller bits of fabric onto a background to create a whimsical art quilt.  Class fee is $35.  Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Taught by Syd Olsen.



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Fabric Weaving:  This is so fun, that we're doing it again!   Try your hand at creating a woven panel of fabric strips that makes a 3-D pattern.  This would be great for a pillow, bag, gadget cover,  journal cover, or to put into a quilt.  Technique uses the Wefty Needle.  Taught by Emily Sigler.  Saturday, November 17 at 10:00 am.  Class fee is $18 and includes the foam board.