Important Note




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.

Policies
Basic Sewing Supplies
Basic Embroidery Supplies

Calendar

Classes
(Club dates further down on page)

Edge-to-Edge Quilting(C)




Date:
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


Requirements:
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)Beginner to Advanced Beginner Quilting



Date:
Thursdays - September 27, October 11, November 1, November 15, and December 6 - or - Saturdays - September 29, October 13, November 3, November 17, and December 8
Time: 10am - 2pm. Bring your lunch if you like. There will be homework between classes.
Fee: $100

Join Sabrina for a great, hands on class where you will learn all the tips and tricks to create a finished quilt without all the frustration. If you are an absolute beginner or more advanced quilter that just wants to brush up on skills and techniques to get better results, this class is for you. You will complete a lap size quilt. There will be homework between classes, so come to class ready to move to the next step. This class is the first in a series that will help you build skills to become a great quilter!

More information and requirements



(C)Stockings were Hung by Claudia Dinnell
2 Options

Option 1 - Full Quilt
Date:
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

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

(C)Ruler Play with Meadow Dance Panel

Date: TBD
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.

What is Ruler Work?

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


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!

Clubs
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.

(C) Kim's Christmas Club


Date: Wednesday, Oct 3rd and Nov 7th
Time: 10am to Noon
Fee: FREE!

Join Kim the 1st Wednesday of Oct and Nov as she walks you thru a range of terrific Christmas projects for your home, gifts and decorations.

Christmas Club with Kim is quickly approaching just like Christmas!!!
Don’t miss out on our first Christmas Club, great gifts from the past.
Super FUN
Super FAST
Super MUST HAVE
These are amazing projects that deserve to be featured again. I promise you’ll be amazed and inspired! Plus I’m gonna get you ready for the holidays.
Better start sewing NOW!


Embroidery Club - all machine formats welcome!
Date:
  Wednesday, Dec 5th
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 & Pickle Pie Hoop Envy Club
Dates:
Friday or Saturday -  Nov 2nd or 3rd. Dec 7th or 8th
Time:10:30 - 12:30
Fee: KimberBell - $10.00 Software provided - bring a USB stick to class;
Fee: Pickle Pie - demo of project free, software $30.00
Location: Cary Store

This will be a sew out instructional class. We will build each project that will walk you through all the steps to create a beautiful project. You will get your KimberBell files and instructions on the USB drive you must bring to class. Pickle Pie software available.

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. You will see us build the project showing 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.

KimberBell:
Nov 2nd or 3rd:


Pickle Pie:
Nov 2nd or 3rd

(R) KimberBell Embroidery Club

Date:
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. 
October 2nd 2018




(C) Serger Club


Date: Wednesday, Spt. 26, 2018
Time: 10 - 12
Fee: $25.00
Project: Serger Scarf

Join us as we create a scarf done on the Seger

Classes


The American Sewing Guild (ASG) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to people who believe sewing is a rewarding and creative activity and advance sewing as an art and life skill. We hope to encourage and inspire people to sew. The Raleigh, NC chapter has about 200 members who attend Neighborhood Group meetings in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Durham, and surrounding area The officers and leaders are all volunteers. ASG members are welcome to attend any or all Neighborhood Group meetings throughout the USA. Non-members may attend TWO meetings; thereafter ASG membership is required. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in sewing, machine embroidery, etc. If you are interested in attending a Neighborhood Group meeting to see our 'sewing friends network' in action and hopefully becoming a member of the ASG, please contact Renee at caryday@asgraleigh.org. The Cary Day Neighborhood Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 1030am to 12 noon. We all hope you will join us for lots of fun and encouragement. You will not be disappointed!

Join Sabrina for a great, hands on class where you will learn all the tips and tricks to create a finished quilt without all the frustration. If you are an absolute beginner or more advanced quilter that just wants to brush up on skills and techniques to get better results, this class is for you. You will complete a lap size quilt. There will be homework between classes, so come to class ready to move to the next step. This class is the first in a series that will help you build skills to become a great quilter!

Cost: $ 100.00
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)

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 pad 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. Sept: This is a cute but functional Needle Notebook

Cost: $ 30.00
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 would 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 Requirements: 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. Basic Embroidery Supplies

Cost: $ 40.00
This is a hands on class. 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. Topics for the up coming classes: Getting started Supplies: Laptop and power cord Mouse (optional) Note book and pen USB drive

Cost: $ 25.00
Join Kim the 1st Wednesday of Sept, Oct and Nov as she walks you thru a range of terrific Christmas projects for your home, gifts and decorations.

Cost: $ FREE
Choose to attend either the Friday or Saturday class. 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. May: Join us for this ever so cute home wall hanging that can can a delicate table stand

Cost: $ 10.00
Come one come all! Everyone is welcome! All machine types! Learn more about machine embroidery. During this months meeting we will give you a full overview of all that you can expect for the year. We have Sew much planned for the upcoming year and we don't want you to miss a single thing. This month is free and you will receive a free gift just for coming! Feb: Reminiscent of vintage lace embroidery, now machine stitched with Kimberbell flair, the cutwork napkins will add delight to your dining room table. For holidays and happy celebrations, this machine embroidery design cd includes Sweetheart, Pumpkin Filigree, and Christmas Holly. By using ready-made napkins, you’ll have a set finished before the turkey is roasted! This is all done in the hoop and you will receive the software which will allow to create napkin designs for several season.

Cost: $ 30.00
Join us for an outstanding seminar on effectively hooping, producing projects, pricing and the legalities of running your own embroidery business. Since 2005, the demand for embroidery has continued to rise. Let Jordan take the guess work out of making money with your machine. A full day of learning allows you to operate the machines, hoop and stabilize and learn about needles. You will go home with three great projects. All inclusive - we provide the machines, threads, notions, articles of embroidery and Lunch!

Cost: $ 129.99
We welcome Baby Lock educator, Debbie Martinez, to take us through machine quilting and an in-depth look at Ruler Work. You can make real show pieces of your quilts with the Westalee techniques for machine quilting. Our first ever 'Hands On' machine quilting event ever! Seats are very limited, call shop now to reserve your spot

Cost: $ 119.99