Important Note

Cary classes start at 10:30-but feel free to come at 10:00 which will allow you time to set up for class and allow us to start on time so you will the opportunity to get the most out of your class.
Raleigh classes: Start at 10:00am

Your supply list will indicate if you have any 'homework' such as cutting and preparation of fabric. It is important that you do your homework prior to coming to class so that you get the most out of your class.

You will find a (C) or (R) in front of the class/club names. This Indicates if the class is schedule in our Cary or Raleigh location.

Basic Sewing Supplies
Basic Embroidery Supplies


(C)August is all about the Destiny

Join Kim as she takes you though some of the many levels of creativity on the Destiny. You are going to have fun learning new and exciting techniques in each of the workshops.

Each workshop is designed to take you through a particular design feature. All you have to do is pack your lunch, gather your favorite embroidery tools, such as scissors and tweezers, etc. and we will provide everything else.

Level 1 – Color and Camera Workshop
Date: Friday or Saturday, August 3rd or 4th
Time: 10:00 - 1:00
Fee: $50.00 - all inclusive

This is gonna be so much fun. First, I will teach you how to scan a line image, take it step by step through to the stitch process, edit and add your design to complete your work.

Then we are going to stitch it out!

Once it is stitched out we will ‘have fun with color’. We will have art class as we complete our Masterpiece.

Each student will personalize their masterpiece with their own choice of words.

Level 2 – Sun and Sand

Date: Wednesday, August 8th or 15th
Time: 10:00 - 3:00
Fee: $75.00 - all inclusive

A day at the beach. I don’t know what else to call it.

This class takes you through a basic view and use of ‘Embroidery Editing’, along with built in designs. The Destiny makes editing sew easy. Learn how to combine designs, size, add and combine built in fonts.

Learn how to stabilize properly for the job and get a lesson color.

If you’re not comfortable with the many built in features of your machine, then be sure to sign up for this one. It’s easy and I will have you so confident by the time you leave that this will truly be an area you will have mastered.

Level 3 – Layering, Scale and Balance - Embroidery Edit

Date: Friday or Saturday, August 10th or 11th
Time: 10:00 - 3:00, Saturday 10:00 - 2:00
Fee: $99.00 - all inclusive

This is a great machine editing class.

Learn to look at designs differently to give you a whole new embroidery experience. Bring your decorative stitches into the embroidery hoop for added perfection to your work.

Learn about the design process of layering, how to balance with color, how to choose the right scale, how to create unity in your work and how to embellish.

I truly love a machine that takes us to the edge of our imagination. With built in characters and tools to enable us to produce what we dream of.

Join me and unleash your creativity as I guide you through the process and equip you to better use your machine.


You will be able to choose 1 of three designs – Bird, Anchor or Dressform.

Level 4 – If the Shoe Fits

Date: Friday and Saturday, August 17th and 18th
Time: Friday, 10:00 - 2:00 and Saturday, 10:00 - 1:00
Fee: $119.00 - all inclusive

Join Kim for this 2 dayclass.
I call it that because this class isn’t for everyone, but it maybe the perfect fit for you.

This class is designed around techniques:         
Crafting techniques, serger techniques and embroidery techniques.

I promise to teach to teach you a lot. Share my secrets with you as far as design, elements of surprise, machine and crafting tools to shortcuts.

Get it done and get it done right!

As in all my classes, you’ll get an art lesson or two, plus I share function, techniques and accessory feet.

(Club dates further down on page)

(C)Ruler Play with Meadow Dance Panel

Date: Wednesday, July 25 or Saturday, July 28, 2018
Time: Wednesday - 10:15 - 2:00; Saturday 10:15 - 1:00
Fee: $55.00 - Includes Panel

Have you ever seen longarm quilters using rulers to keep their lines straight while in free motion? Or maybe executing curves and circles without having to draw on their quilts? Now, Leonie West of Australia has designed a system for domestic machines so that we can use rulers, too! No walking foot needed for straight lines, minimal marking for the fancy stuff - this is really fun, easy and time saving!


Join Karen as she walks you through the techniques of ruler work, the use of several rulers and guides your through hands-on use of your rulers.


Requirements: Benatex Panel (sandwiched and basted), Beautiful Borders Ruler by Westalee Rulers, Ruler foot for your machine, Top-stitch needle

Quilting gloves and Sew Glide very helpful.

Edge-to-Edge Quilting(C)

Thursday, Sept 13th, Thursday, Oct 11th, Thursday, Nov 8th, Saturday, Dec 15th

Time: 10:30 to 2:30 (Saturday - 10:30 to 1:30)
Fee: $40.00 (plus purchase of Edge to Edge Software and Book)

If you have ever wanted to finish a quilt quickly, make a quilt  completely on your own, or see what else you can do with your embroidery machine, then this class is for you. The Easy-Connect Quilting files and technique allow you to use your embroidery machine to get quilting results like you’d see from a long-arm quilter.

We will start from scratch stitching out a template and then quilt on a quilt sandwich .
Please do not bring panel or quilt to work on, this is a learning opportunity and you will be able to work on you panel or quilt at home following class

Edge-to-Edge Quilting on Your Embroidery Machine Software (Main Package - not expansion Package).
Edge-to-Edge booklet
Quilt sandwich - fabric - 2 pieces 1 1/2 yards by width of fabric, batting to match

Embroidery Machine with hoop that will accommodate at least 5.6" x 9.9" design.
Contrasting Embroidery Thread.

(C)Fall into Autumn Table Runner

Date: Friday, September 14th and Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: Friday - 10:30 - 2:00: Saturday - 10:15 - 1:00
Fee: $75.00 plus pattern and Supplies

Turn over a new leaf by decorating for autumn with this fun, fast, Fall table runner! Heartwarming sentiments hold memories of Thanksgiving past as the colors of autumn bring warmth and comfort to our hearts. This machine embroidered applique design requires a minimum hoop size of 6"x8".

(C)Stockings were Hung by Claudia Dinnell
2 Options

Option 1 - Full Quilt
Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: Friday - 10:30 - 3:00 and Saturday - 10:15 - 1:00
Fee: $75.00 plus pattern and supplies

Option 2 - Center Wallhanging only
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: Friday - 10:30 - 3:00
Fee: $45.00 plus pattern and supplies

A charming redwork style wall quilt depicting three Christmas stockings filled with goodies and greenery. The whimsical border of gingerbread men, ornaments and candies frame the center with delightful visions of Christmas. Lacework and light airy pattern fills make embroidering this smooth and fast.

(C)Claudia Dinnell's 'Boot'itful Bouquet
You can choose which 'Boot'itful' Bouquet you want to make!

Date: Wednesday, Oct 24th
Time: 10:00 - 3:30 (please note start time)
Fee: $45.00 (plus pattern and supplies)

Join us as we guide you through Claudia's perfect placement.

Here is what you can expect to learn:

Master your embroidery machine
Improve your hooping skills by doing multiple hoopings
Make your embroidery look seamless
Re-position designs within the hoop
Marking grid for '1st stitch placement'
'Sew through a design' without thread.

This a redwork type design with lacework style fills digitized by Claudia Dinnell.

Hoop and grid are a requirement to create this 'Boot'itful Summer Bouquet

Follow pattern instructions for cutting and marking
Prep fabric with 'Terial Magic' before ironing 'Shape-Flex' on to back of fabric
Saturate each separate block with Terial Magic: Squeeze out excess Terial Magic (I work in a bowl) Lay flat to let dry. Press/iron each block flat and smooth.       
This process is mandatory! It will help eliminate the stretch in the block.  The fabric should be very stiff.

Polymesh Cutaway Stabilizer:  
Cut the Polymesh 3” wider (on all sides) than the size of the block.
Block may need  two sections of the Polymesh pieced together to get the correct size: overlap those sections by 2”-3”.  (Block 14” square: Polymesh 20” square)
Center the (interfaced) fabric on the (pieced) Polymesh.  Use adhesive spray to fuse the Polymesh to the block. The fabric should be smooth and lay flat.  Each fabric block will have a 3” border of Polymesh surrounding it on all 4 sides. This extra border is important when hooping especially when the fabric is smaller than the hoop. 
Baste block to Polymesh Stabilizer

Stitch Field: 6"x8" - Hoop sizes 6"x10", 8"x12" and 10"x14" (no magnetic hoops)


(C) Floriani Software

Date:   Saturday, Sept. 22nd, Oct. 27th, Nov. 17/18
Time:  10:30  - 12:30

Cost:  $25.00 ("BFU" customers - $10.00)

This is a hands on class. There are no classes for the summer.The next class will be in September

We think Floriani has the best software on the market today.  Don't be overwhelmed by all the functions.  Join Karen as they walk you through the simple basics.  This is a hands on class so you are welcome to bring your laptop, or choose to just observe.

Leave class with a better knowledge of your software and the confidence to use it to its fullest.

**MUST have LATEST version of software loaded**

Topics for the up coming classes:
Create an In-th-Hoop project
Cut Work

Laptop and power cord
Mouse (optional)
Note book and pen
USB drive

What is Ruler Work?

Date: TBD
Time: 10:30 - 12:00

Have you ever wondered what ruler work is? Join us while we introduce you to the acrylic rulers and special foot that help you make your creations. The rulers are clear and sit beside the ruler foot while you guide the stitches to create beautiful designs

We will cover all the basics and you will have an opportunity to see us use a ruler on a home sewing machine, not a longarm machine. You are able to create lots of shapes to make your own quilting design.

(C) Monogram Maddness

Dates: TBD
Time: 10:30-1:00
Location: Cart

Fee: $50.00 all inclusive Space is limited, sign up early.

You will have so sew much fun with our " Monogram Madness Class". Three great projects and full guidance on each. We will set up your machine and provide all you'll need.

This is a great time to test drive one of our affordable embroidery machines. Hey, call your friends and come as a group to learn all about embroidery. We will monogram on a beautiful leather clutch that you will love. Teaching you about hooping, stabilizing and selecting the right needle for the job. From leather to a cotton cap, that's right we stitch out a hat in this great class and one more item of surprise.

It's all the craze, everyone and everything is monogrammed. And we can teach you!

Embroidery/Kimberbell/Pickle Pie/Serger

Embroidery Club is open to all makes and models of embroidery machines. If your embroidery machine is another make, other than Baby Lock, please make sure you know your machine, machine is in good working order and bring manual for problem solving.
Embroidery Club - all machine formats welcome!
Time: 10:30 to 1:00
Fee:  $30.00
Location: Cary Store

Whether you are new to embroidery or have had your machine awhile, come and join us on a monthly basis as we explore using our embroidery machines. We will be exploring doing different techniques and using different fabrics. Some projects will be ITH (In the Hoop), putting a zipper in that won't have you pulling out your hair and exploring our creative stitches on our machines.

The following will give you a brief description of the upcoming Embroidery Club Projects.


(C) KimberBell Embroidery Club
Friday or Saturday July 6th or 7th, Sept 7th or 8th, Oct 5th or 6th, Nov 2nd or 3rd. Dec 7th or 8th
Time:10:30 - 11:30
Fee:$10.00 Software provided - bring a USB stick to class
Location: Cary Store

This will be a lecture based instructional class. We will walk you through all the steps to create a beautiful project. You will get your files and instructions on the USB drive you must bring to class. We will have an optional kit available for purchase.

Remember those paint by number coloring pictures you may have done as a child? All you had to do was follow the directions, coloring or painting each shape a specific color, and before you knew it, you created a fun mystery picture!

The piecing projects you’ll find in such projects like the “Machine Embroider by Number™” or zipper pouches, works the same way, but with fabric piecing on the embroidery machine—and we promise it’s still just as easy!

Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of steps in each design. They are each small steps that are easy to follow along. We will review each step with you and you will have full color instructions to follow at home. And although there are a number of color changes in the design, that is only meant to “tell the machine to stop” between steps. Usually only 1 or 2 thread changes are needed.

If you lose track of which step you are on, your step by step directions include an icon indicating which step from the embroidery design corresponds with that specific step in the directions.


(R) KimberBell Embroidery Club

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Fee:   $10.00 software provided, please bring a USB! 
Location: Raleigh Store
This is a lecture based instructional class. Maddie will walk you through all the steps to create a beautiful project. You will get your files and instructions on the USB drive that you will bring to class. 
Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of steps in each design. They are small steps that are easy to follow along. Maddie will review each step with you and you will have full color instructions on your usb to follow at home. 
September 11th, 2018

Pickle Pie - Hoop Envy Club

Date:   Friday or Saturday, July 6th or 7th, Sept 7th or 8th, Oct 5th or 6th, Nov 2nd or 3rd. Dec 7th or 8th
Time:  11:30 - 12:30
Fee:    $30.00 Software included

Each month let us walk you through creating another wonderful design from Pickle Pie. For this lecture based class, you will not need to bring your machine, just pen and paper and we will provide you the software and instructions for you to take home.

We will walk you through step by step on how to create the project.


This bag features two front panels and a swirling satin stitch accent. A zipper closure keeps your belongs secure, a back pocket gives you extra storage.
You can add a cute charm with the built in charm tab. There is a bonus Flower Charm design.