Class Registration Policy

  • You must have a paid registration in order to be counted as a participant.
  • Registration should be paid within 72 hours of the class.
  • Placement on the list may be made at the store or by phone (pre-payment requirement still applies).
  • We are unable to accommodate unregistered drop-in participants.
  • Supply lists are provided upon your paid registration.
  • Class participants receive a 10% discount on all regularly priced class supplies at the time of registration and on class meeting days.
  • You may cancel a class for a full refund 72 hours (3 days) before the class meets.
  • If you cancel a class less than 72 hours before the class meets, you forfeit your class fee.  Because our teachers are not full time employees of the store, the forfeited class fee will be paid to the teacher.

Repeating Classes


Intimidated with your machine when it comes to doing free motion quilting? The goal of this course is to give you the tools to master this process.

The intermediate level quilter who is using free motion quilting techniques is introduced to, and practices, ruler work to provide controlled lines and curves.

Tips and Techniques for more effective frame-based long arm quilting

The unique strength of the SNC cutting system scanning and not having to use metal or other physical dies to cut items. We work through editing a scanned item, review the different ways of adhering fabric, setting seam allowances for applique or pieced quilting.

Learn how to use the free online version of Brother's Scanncutcanvas program to manipulate basic Brother graphical files, build your own, and bring in SVG files from other (non-Silhouette) sources.

ScanNCut Christmas Projects and Idea Exchange


July 22, 2016, 9:30-11:30

During this session we will create a Christmas gift bag and a snowflake ornament. Kits will be available for purchase or participants may bring their own supplies. Five additional projects are available, though participants would need to bring their own supplies. All directions and fcm files are available throughhttps://scanncutcanvas.brother.com/en. They are listed among Canvas projects that open up once the participant’s login and password are entered.

We also encourage attendees to bring Christmas, Channukah, winter, Kwanzaa, and other holiday objects made with the ScanNcut.

The projects include the following. A hotlink to each pdf file is provided. The first two are what we will create in class:

Class projects:

Greeting card
Snowflake ornament (consider beads instead of crystals)

Optional projects (please bring all supplies)

Angel ornament
Christmas flower
Star ornament
Stenciled candle holder (votive)
Christmas gift box

Required
ScanNCut machine, cord
Spatula and stylus 
Your manual if you are not using a 650W (ScanNCut II, dealer model)
Regular blade holder 
Clean or new blade
Supplies noted on project pdfs if you wish to bring your own
Clean and tacky regular sheet capable of holding paper
Blue tape to hold paper if needed

Optional if doing other projects:
Deep blade holder
New or cleaned deep blade
Supplies as noted on the pdfs
Notions needed such scissors, an awl, paint brushes or daubers, paint, ribbon, fabric, foam, cotton ball, votive, etc. Notions are generally listed on each of the pdfs.

Advanced paid registration required. Limit 8 participants. Instructor: Dale Ricklefs

Christmas Party!


July 28, 10:00-12:00

Cool down with us as we have a Christmas Party in July! At the party, show what you’ve made this year for Christmas, be it a gift or a Christmas themed item. A door prize ticket is provided for each item “completed.” What qualifies as “completed?” The following should give you an idea for the size and level of completeness eligible for a ticket:

*Quilt square, part of a runner, etc.: 12” x 12” fully pieced, appliqued, or embellished: batted, quilted, bound not required;
*Fully completed ScanNCut project, minimum 5” x 7”; 
*Finished embroidered project (hand or machine), minimum 5” x 7”;
*Completed Christmas mug rug (including batting and all finishing)

 The above examples should give you an idea for the size and level of completeness suggested for similar projects.

Do you want to attend the party but have not completed anything and need inspiration? Bring a homemade winter holiday themed or winter seasonal dessert or appetizer, along with 20 printed recipes to pass out.

No fee or preregistration. This is a PARTY! But DO bring one of the items, a project or appetizer/dessert, as discussed above.

Transforming a T-Shirt-Class is full


This fun class is for embroidery machine owners with at least a 5x7" embroidery capability.  Take a plain T-shirt and make it unique with beautiful embroidery surrounding a drawstring placket--all done in the hoop!

Supplies needed:
T-Shirt with a 1/2" wide band
Polymesh Stabilizer
Fusible Tricot
Usual Embroidery Supplies:  Your embroidery machine, embroidery thread, bobbin thread, hoops, memory sticks, etc.

Instructor: Barbara Devlin
Class Fee: $25.00 + $5.00 designs
Date:  Tuesday, July 19th
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

A note about Barbara. . .

Barbara Devlin started doing machine embroidery 17 years ago. She progressed to teaching in two stores in Tucson, Arizona. Barbara then went into the semi-commercial machine embroidery business digitizing and doing machine embroidery for four golf courses, three restaurants, two hotels and numerous small businesses.

 She then relocated to Medford, Oregon where she taught in three shops as well as teaching and heading up the Machine Embroidery Group for the American Sewing Guild for four years.

 Barbara then relocated permanently to Sun City, Texas where she gave monthly lessons to their Machine Embroidery Group for 5 years.   She has been teaching two days a month for the Embroidery Group at a local quilt shop in Georgetown for over two years.

 Barbara worked 25 years for two computer manufacturers in the 1960’s and 1970’s as a Programmer Analyst.   Eight of those years were spent in Europe.

 The last twenty years of her career was spent in aerospace working for Lockheed Advanced Development Company (the top secret division) as Manager of Procurement.

Quilt Your Quilt Without Free Motion


You asked for it!  How do you quilt your quilt without doing free motion quilting?
This quilting class covers how to prepare your quilt top, including layering and basting with hints for those large quilt tops.  We will discuss how to set up your quilting area.  We will discuss grid quilting options, other quilting options to consider, and you will learn how to quilt cables for your borders using a fool proof method that requires NO marking.  I have quilted a 90" square quilt using these methods on my regular/domestic home sewing machine.  We will discuss when to tackle quilting on your regular sewing machine and when to consider taking your top to be professionally longarm quilted.
Sewing basics and machine knowledge are pre-requisites for this class.
Class Fee: $25.00
Book suggested but optional:  Foolproof Machine Quilting by Mary Mashuta
Supply list available.
Instructor:  Pat Pinkston
Class Date:  Saturday, September 17, 2016
Class time: 9:30 am--1:30 pm