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


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

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.

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

Learn how to paper piece with your sewing machine.

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.

Quilt Your Quilt Without Free Motion


When:   

            Saturday, June 18, 2016 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Details:

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, quilt in the ditch, and other quilting options to consider. Plus you will learn how to quilt cables for your borders using a fool proof method that requires NO marking; yes, this is correct. 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.

Book suggested but optional. Foolproof Machine Quilting by Mary Mashuta (available from Austin Sewing Machines)

Supply list available.

 

Practice sample:

Practice piece required for class. Instructions on supply list with options for muslin, or a table topper or a small quilt top.

Class fee $25

Instructor – Pat Pinkston

Transforming a T-Shirt


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.