2017 Classes
last revised 4/25/2017

In order to serve you better, we have enhanced our online class descriptions.  You will find the classes are organized
by type (for example, Quilting, Hand Sewing, etc)  We have also developed a new system of explaining what level of sewing skills
are required for the various classes.  Finally, we are proud to add an online interactive Monthly Calendar for you to use.


Click on the highlighted classes names for descriptions and fees.  Please note the various class times. 
Email us or call the shop 919-852-4445  if you have any questions and to check class availability.  
See Class Registration & Policies for details on registering.
Click here for a printable version of our class schedule.
Occasionally unforeseen things come up and the schedule has to be changed a little so the most current information
can be found on this web page or on our interactive
Monthly Calendar.  If you have any questions please call the shop.
If you are a frequent visitor to this page, please hit your browser refresh button to get the newest updates.
Any date changes or additions will be highlighted.

 

Hand Sewing Classes
Machine Sewing Classes
Serger Classes
Kids Classes
Quilt Classes
Bernina Mastery Classes
Bernina Webinars
Software Classes
Miscellaneous Guilds/Meetings
Special Events

 

Skill Levels: 
  No previous experience necessary     Basic sewing skills required      Moderate skill level required    Proficiency required     


Special Events

 


Let's Sew Knits!!
Two Day Workshop

May 11 & 12, 2017 10am - 5 pm
$175.00

A Palmer/Pletsch designed class to teach you the fundamentals of knit fabric selection, pattern pairing, fit and such wonderful techniques to easily sew an entire knit wardrobe. Two days with Claudia Parker Hughes will be time well spent as you learn to fit with confidence and sew with precision like never before. Pattern included with your class. Lunch not included.

 


Row by Row 2016
November 1
Kits and patterns may now available online or in the shop!


 

Miscellaneous Guilds / Meetings

Smock Til U Drop


The 2nd Friday evening of each month: ** 7-11:00 pm **
November 11


 

SAGA (Smocking Arts Guild of America)
 


The fourth Tuesday evening of each month ** 6:30
-8 pm **



 


Hand Sewing Classes
 

Beginning Smocking 


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New Date

May 9 & 16
Tuesday evening 5:30-8 pm

 

 

Picture Smocking


 

 

Basics of Hand Appliqué

           
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Machine Sewing Classes
 




Holiday Placemats with Therese


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Adult Basic Sewing:
Lined Zipper Pouch with Decorative Ruffle


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Fold It Hold It Bag

                    

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Rope Coiled Baskets

                    

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Jumbo Hoop Bib & Burb Cloth

                        

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Knit Max Skirt with Embellishments


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Zipper in the Hoop


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Adult Basic Sewing:  Fat Quarter Apron


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Classic Tote


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Tuffet Class


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Finishing Your Second Tuffet with Brenda


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Embroidering Difficult Projects with Ease


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Knit Leggings


 


Appliqué Dish Towel


 


Foot Fun



 

Sewing Machine 101



 

Beginning Fundamentals of Sewing

 

 

Intermediate Sewing

 


 



Beginning Garment Construction - Level 1

 

 


Beginning Garment Construction - Level 2

 

 


 



Beginning Garment Construction - Level 3

 




 


Sewing Beyond the Basics


 

Bishop Construction (Lecture/Demo)

 


Collars, Cuffs, Plackets & Piping (Lecture/Demo)


 


Easy Jumper or Jon Jon

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Smocked Yoke Construction


 


 


What's All The Hoopla?

 




 

Machine Appliqué Techniques
 



 


Heirloom Techniques by Machine
 

 

 

New Date

May 4th
Thursday morning 10am-1pm

 


Heirloom Techniques & Bonnet by Machine
 

 


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Heirloom Lace Shaping/Lingerie Bag Project
 

 

 



Ribbons & Frills Heirloom Dress
 

 


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Cathedral Windows Tea Towel



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Heirloom Celtic Lace Table Runner



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Serger Classes
 


Flirty Serger Apron
 
            


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Heirloom Techniques by Serger
  
            


 

 


Heirloom Serger Pajamas
 
            


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Heirloom Serger Blouse
 
            


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Kids Classes
 



Kids Summer Sewing Camp

Ages 9 and Up

NEW
Session 1
:
June 26-30, 2017
Theme: Summer Fun
Cost:  $240
Session 2:
July 10-14, 2017
Theme - Ready for a Sleepover
Cost: $260
Session 3:
August 7-11, 2017
Theme: Back to School Essentials
Cost: $250


Kids Basic Sewing

Ages 9 and Up

 

YES Club
Young Elegant Stitchers Club   Ages 9 and Up



Class Time
Friday evening 5-8 pm

May 5
June 2

 


Quilting Classes
 

NEW Class

Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Series

           
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Tuesday mornings 10a-1pm

5-16 Month 1 - Introduction to the technique and begin usage of the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Tool
and Tucker Trimmer II
6/20 Month 2 - Strip Pieced Lemoyne
7/18 Month 3 - Lemoynes as Triangles
8/16 Month 4 - Banded Lemoynes
9/19 Month 5 - Fussy Cut Lemoynes
10/17 Month 6 - Liberty Lemoynes
22/21 Month 7 - Blazing Lemoynes

 

NEW Class

True Companion Quilt

           
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NEW Class

Big Star Diamond Quilt

           
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NEW Class

Starburst Quilt

           
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New Dates

April 25, May 2, 9 & 16
Tuesday afternoon 1:30-4pm


 

 

NEW Class

Whale of a Tail Quilt

           
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No Measure Bargello Quilt

           
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Indigo Sliced Quilt

           
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Antique Tumbler Quilt Remake

           
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Corn Row Quilt

           
           
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Tuesday afternoon:  2-4:30 pm


 

 

 

10-Minute Blocks Quilt

           
           
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Tuesday evening:  5-8pm


 

 

 

Stripes, Stripes, Glorious Stripes

           
           
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Tick Tock Quilt

           
           
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New Dates

April 26, May 3, 10, 17 & 24
Wednesday afternoon 2-4 pm

 

Tumble Quilt

           
           
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Kite Runner Quilt

                     
           
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Fast, Fun & Strippy Quilt

                     
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Teen Spirit Quilt

                     
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Spiral Topper

                     
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Intro to Rotary Cutting Demo


 

 



Machine Quilting 101

 

NEW Class

Machine Quilting 102


 

 



Celebration Wallhanging


 


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T-Shirt Quilt 


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Clubs

 


Mastery Classes
 

Bernina Sewing Mastery Classes

You must sign up in advance!

Session 1:  For all models of Bernina. Must bring machine and everything that came with it! as well as guide book and workbook

Tuesday morning: 10am-1pm:

Session 2:  For all models of Bernina. Must bring machine and everything that came with it! as well as guide book and workbook

Tuesday afternoon: 2-4:30p:
 

Bernina & Elna Serger Mastery Classes

You must sign up in advance!

Thursday morning:  10 am- 2 pm


Saturday morning:  10 am- 2 pm

 

Bernina Embroidery Mastery Classes - for all levels
 



 


Software Classes
 

Bernina Software Mastery Classes
 

You must sign up in advance!

 


Introduction to Monogram Wizard

 




 


Split Appliqué Alphabet
 


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10 Minute Block Quilt
If you don't like to rotary cut this is the quilt for you! There are only 3 seams in each block which is made from 5 individual pre-cut layer cake pieces. Only the borders need to be cut. Join us to make a beautiful quilt that looks far more difficult to make than it really is. The construction is different from the usual piecing methods. This class is appropriate for those who have already successfully made a quilt using the usual piecing techniques, advanced beginners & beyond.
One 3 hour session: $35
Instructor: Deborah Thornton
Supplies: 10-Minute Blocks by Suzanne McNeill
                Layer cake of your choice / coordinating thread
                Machine in good working order with guide book,1/4" foot
                45 mm Rotary Cutter, cutting mat and ruler, 6x24
                 General sewing supplies

 

Intermediate Sewing
Take your sewing skills to the next level.  You will be making a dress this time with different sleeve options, putting in an invisible zipper, etc. You will need to purchase fabric and prewash prior to class.
Sewing machines are available. Please let us know if you need one at the time of registration. Pre-requisite is Beginning Sewing or basic sewing skills
Four 4 hour sessions:
 
$220
Supplies:
 
General sewing supplies
, sewing machine in good working order and knowledge of its use, fabric & pattern
Instructor:
 
Lisa Allen

Adult Basic Sewing: Fat Quarter Apron
This quick, fun project is great for beginners or anyone who loves to sew.
One 3 hour session: $35
Instructor: Maureen Hardin
Class Supplies: Sewing Machine (loaners are available)
3 coordinating fat quarters or three 1/2 yard cuts (which is enough fabric to make 2 aprons- one for yourself & one for a gift)
Matching thread
2 1/2 yards of 1 1/2" grosgrain ribbon
Basic sewing kit to include scissors, pins, point turner, water soluble marking pen, seam gauge


Adult Basic Sewing: Lined Zipper Pouch with Decorative Ruffle
Are you new to sewing and searching for a fun project? This cute zipper pouch is the class for you or anyone who loves to sew!
Skill level: Adult beginner & up
One 3 hour session: $35 plus $20 kit fee
Instructor: Maureen Hardin
Supplies Needed: List available upon registration

 

Antique Tumbler Quilt Re-Make
Have you ever admired antique quilt blocks yet found them boring? Join Deborah as she brings the classic Tumbler design to present day with a colorful modern twist!
Prerequisite: should be familiar with 1/4" seaming & successfully constructed a quilt top.
Two 2 hour Sessions: $40 plus $60 kit which includes 300 precut blocks
Instructor: Deborah Thornton
Supply List:  Sewing machine, general quilting supplies including rotary cutter/mat, flower head pins or extra long small glass head pins

 

BERNINA Software Sampler Virtual Club
Join us for this virtual training offered by Bernina Educators in the comfort of our store! We will go through an online demo/training, taking our time learning new techniques as we go! Take home CD includes software instructional video, Project Lesson Handout, Software Lesson Handout, PowerPoint Presentation, PowerPoint Handout for note taking, All graphics needed to complete the lessons, and Completed Designs!
Cost: $15.00
Instructor: Laurie Torres
Supplies:  Bernina software, laptop, & dongle


Appliqué Dish Towel
Learn machine embroidery appliqué techniques by joining us for the dishtowel appliqué class. You will appliqué a Christmas tree design on Huck toweling and hem the towel using a hemstitch technique with a wing needle.  Prerequisite: Embroidery Mastery or good working knowledge of your embroidery machine.
One 3 Hour Session:  $30 + $15 kit
Supplies: Embroidery Machine with a 5x7 hoop and template for centering, general sewing supplies
Instructor: Brenda Eppele

 

Baby Blessings
Welcome new baby with in the hoop quilted bib and burb cloth. This class is for 8 series machine owners. The jumbo hoop is used to make the projects for this class. Everything but the topstitching and Velcro closure is completed with the embroidery module on the machine.
One 3 hour session: $30
Instructor: Rhea Lucovsky
Supplies:
1 yard of Fabric for bib and burb cloth or 2 coordinating ½ yards, one for the front and one for the back
Embroidery Thread to match fabric and bobbin thread for embroidery
¼ yard Batting for both (roughly 2/ 12x16" pieces)
Velcro hook and loop tape
 

Basics of Hand Appliqué
Learn how to: create your templates from Freezer paper, prepare your applique pieces with the freezer paper in place beneath the shapes, position your pieces, overlap pieces, make and use bias strips, and applique using invisible stitches. Along the way, you will learn a lot of tips to make your applique successful and ever so enjoyable and relaxing. You will be delighted to have a project that is portable and that gives such instant satisfaction as it appears before your eyes.
Three 2 1/2 hour session: $75
Supply list: Available upon registration
Instructor: Sally Halliday
 

Bali Sea Star Quilt
If you've fallen in love with Bali Pops or Tonga Treats Strips and didn't know what to do with them, here is the perfect solution. We will be making the gorgeous cover quilt featured
on the book "Scrap-Basket Surprises" by Kim Brackett. "Bali Sea Star" is cleverly pieced and based on 2 ½" strips!! To make just the center star blocks as shown,
you need one Bali Pop or Tonga Treat Strips (40 - 2 ½" wide strips) and 2 ½ yds background. To make the border as shown, you need 1 1/8 yd for the inner border and
11 more 2 ½ " strips OR you could just pick a beautiful fabric for the outer border. The current quilt is 4 blocks by 5 blocks (20 blocks ~60"x72") but if you wanted it bigger,
add 2 more columns of 5 blocks to make it 5 blocks by 6 blocks (30 blocks ~72"x84"). Since each block uses 2 strips, you would need 60 strips instead of the 40 for the sample size.
So if you used 2 Bali Pops/Tonga Treats Strips, you would have 60 strips for the star blocks and 20 strips left to do the outside border - sounds perfect to me!!
Must also buy the book, but this is a rich book with many other patterns you will want to use. (Sewing machine required) Advanced beginner level.

One 5 hour session $50.00
Supplies: List available upon registration
Instructor: Sally Halliday

 

Beginning Smocking
Learn the fundamentals of geometric English smocking  worked on pleated fabric.  After learning basic geometric smocking stitches, you will select a project to complete in class -- with homework, of course!  This class is for the novice or those who wish to refresh their smocking skills.

Two 2 1/2 hour sessions
: 
$55 plus $20 kit which includes booklet, practice piece, needle & pleated project piece
Supplies needed
:  scissors & magnification (if needed)
Instructor
:   Maureen Hardin

 

 


Beginning Fundamentals of Sewing
So you're ready to sew and it seems overwhelming as to how to begin? This is the class for you! Learn the basics of how to read a pattern and guide sheet, pattern adjustments to insure proper fit, recognizing sewing tools and how to use them, pinning, and marking, cutting and creating your first project, a skirt. This is only the beginning of all Lisa will be teaching you over this 6 week course. Class includes the skirt pattern. Lisa will help you select fabric during the first class.
Sewing machines are available. Please let us know if you need one at the time of registration.
Four 3 hour sessions: $220 which includes skirt pattern
Supplies: List available upon registration
Instructor: Lisa Allen

 

Beginning Garment Construction - Level 1
Learn how to read a pattern, sew seams and seam finished, learn proper pressing techniques and more.
Sewing machines are available. Please let us
know if you need one at the time of registration.

Two 3 hour sessions: $75 includes skirt pattern
Supplies:
List available upon registration
Instructor: Karen Campbell

 


Beginning Garment Construction -
Level 2
A continuation of Karen's Class 1 Beginning Garment Construction Series students will learn to Insert a zipper, darts, waistbands and more while constructing a
waistband skirt. Pre-requisite Beginning Sewing 1. 
Sewing machines are available. Please let us know if you need one at the time of registration.
Three 2 1/2 hour sessions: $75 includes skirt pattern
Supplies:
List available upon registration
Instructor: Karen Campbell

 


Beginning Garment Construction - Level 3

The final in Karen's garment construction series, students will learn how to apply facings, use of interfacings, buttons and buttonholes and more while construction a blouse!!
Pre-requisite Beginning Sewing 1. 
Sewing machines are available. Please let us know if you need one at the time of registration.
One 6 hour session: $75 includes blouse pattern
Supplies:
List available upon registration
Instructor: Karen Campbell


 

Bernina Software Designer+ V7/V8 Mastery Classes

With the introduction of BERNINA V8 and the changes in class format and teachers, we would like to invite all of you to join us on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm to learn about the exciting new features V8 offers and get to know a little about where your designing desires lie. BERNINA has produced 4 workbooks to help guide your learning process. These will be used for the class however, as we meet, the lessons may change and expand based on what the class is interested in. Questions spark creativity and we can all learn from each other.
Cost:  Classes are FREE if you have purchased your software from us.  Otherwise, classes are $50 per session. 
Eight 2 hour session:  see above  
Supplies: 
Your laptop loaded with your Bernina Software, dongle for V7 and power cord!
Instructor: 
Rhea Lucovsky


 

Bernina Sewing Mastery Classes
Now that you have your new machine, learn all about it's great potential in your sewing room!  Each session is 2 1/2 hours. Classes are FREE if you have purchased your machine from us.  Otherwise, classes are $75 per session. 
Supplies:  Your machine and all accessories, guide book, mastery book printed, general sewing supplies
Instructor:
 
Staff

 

Bernina Serger Mastery Classes
These classes will assure you of bonding with that scary thing you purchased called a serger! 
Classes are FREE if you have purchased your machine from us.  Otherwise, classes are $75 per session.  Kit cost for fabrics/stabilizers required will be $5 per class.
1 Four hour session:  see above   You must sign up in advance!
Supplies:
 
Your serger and all accessories, guide book, mastery book printed, 4-5 cones of serger thread, scissors
Instructor:
 
Marian Ward

 

Bernina Software Mastery Classes Designer+ V7/V8
With the introduction of BERNINA V8 and the changes in class format and teachers, we would like to invite all of you to join us on Thursday evenings to learn about the exciting new features V8 offers and get to know a little about where your designing desires lie. As we meet, the lessons will change and expand based on what the class is interested in. Questions spark creativity and we can all learn from each other. If you have not loaded your software, please try to do so before class.
Cost: Free if you purchased your software from us. Otherwise $50 per class!  You must sign up in advance!
Weekly 2
 hour sessions
Supplies:  Bernina software loaded on your laptop, external mouse, dongle for V7 and power cord.
Instructor: 
Rhea Lucovsky


Big Star Diamond Quilt
An awesome quilt! We’ll make it without any Y-seams, so you can do this!! Add this cool border and you will have a great quilt for yourself
or for someone very special.  Intermediate
Three 2 1/2 hour session $75.00 + supplies
Instructor: Sally Halliday
Supplies:
Big Star Diamond” pattern by Hunter’s Design Studio
Rotary cutter & mat
2 rectangular rulers – at least 1 with 45 degree angle;  (I used 2 rules 6” X 24”, but if you don’t have 2 that are that long, 1 shorter would also work)
Thread, pins, sewing supplies, etc. 
Machine in good working order with guide book,1/4" foot
Fabric requirements:  List available upon registration

 

Bishop Construction  (demo)
Bring your note taking material to this lecture/demo class that will prepare you to go home and make your first bishop dress. This class is great for the beginner or those who find their skills a little rusty. Learn all the little tips & tricks the patterns don't tell you! These dresses are beautiful and timeless.

One 1 1/2 hour session
$30 includes handouts
Supplies
Note-taking materials - you might want to bring your digital camera
Instructor
Brenda Eppele
 

Celebration Wallhanging
Want something new and exciting?! This is it!! Make a small abstract wallhanging and be inspired and thrilled by your possibilities. Gloria Loughman breaks the process down into very doable steps that make it possible to create amazing pieces that will awe. We will do fusible raw edge appliqué, invisible appliqué, and foundation piecing. HOMEWORK REQUIRED but you will be hooked and want to do more!! Advanced beginner level.
Three 2 1/2 hour session $60.00
Supplies: List available upon registration
Instructor: Sally Halliday

Classic Tote
There are so many uses for this great tote! You will want to make one for library, one for the beach and many more for groceries. Totes
make great gifts too! This tote get its strength from French seams and its shape from a boxed bottom. Adult beginners & up.  Classroom machines
available.
One 3 hour session: $35 plus $20 kit fee includes fabric & thread
Instructor: Maureen Hardin
Supplies Needed:
 Available upon registration


Collars, Cuffs, Piping & Plackets: 
Learn the tips & tricks to make perfect collars & cuffs every time!
One 2 hour session
:  $30
Supplies
:
  Note taking materials

Instructor
:  Renee Spell
 

Corn Rows Quilt
Learn half square triangle techniques while making this modern quilt from the Graphic Mix book. This is an advanced beginner to intermediate skill level class. You need to have mastered 1/4" seams and have good rotary cutting skills.
Two 2 1/2 hour session: $55
Instructor: Deborah Thornton
Supply List: Available upon registration
 

Easy Jumper or Jon Jon
Make this adorable jumper or Jon Jon in just one class.  A great construction class for a beginner with a little previous sewing experience. Loaner machines are available

One 3 hour session
:  $30
Supplies
:
  Martha Pullen Appliqué book, Fabric for jumper, sewing machine/guide book/accessories; general sewing supplies

Instructor
:  Brenda Eppele
 

Fast, Fun & Strippy Quilt
This is the ultimate in quick quilts!! Use 1 Jelly Roll, Tonga Treat Strips, Bali Pop or some other cleverly named pack(s) for a total of forty 2 ½” strips and create an awesome quilt that finishes about 48” X 60”. Or enlarge it at home by adding borders as in our sample. Class fee includes one pack of forty 2 ½” strips or 2 packs of twenty 2 ½” strips from our selection, but come in soon to sign up so you can pick the one you want. Previous quilting experience required.
One 5 hour session: $80 (which includes the strip pack)
Instructor: Sally Halliday
Supply List:  Sewing machine, scissors, thread, extra bobbins, extra needles, the strip pack you selected, happy disposition, jokes, and goodies for the teacher (just joking)

 

Finishing Your Second Tuffet with Brenda

Now that you have taken a Tuffet Source class and have completed a beautiful tuffet you may want to make a second. You will
purchase a preprinted foundation from Brenda and make it prior to coming to the Second Tuffet class. The tuffet will be made according to the pattern instructions provided in your original class. After completing the piecing of the tuffet top it will be time to finish in the Second Tuffet class. Bring your finished tuffet top and utilize the classroom space and tools needed to complete your tuffet. At this class you will be charged for a tuffet finishing kit payable to the instructor.  Prerequisite: Previous Tuffect Source Class
One 4 hour session: $45
Instructor: Brenda Eppele
Supply List:  Completed Tuffet Top



Finishing Your Quilt
This class will be dedicated to finishing those quilt projects that are stacked in your UFO (Unfinished Object) pile! Learn about sandwiching, basting, quilting and binding. Let's sandwich it all together and get those projects completed for holiday gift giving!
One 3 hour session$30
Supplies: Finished quilt top
Sewing machine in good working order with a walking foot
Basic sewing kit including rotary cutter, ruler/mat and safety pins for basting
Batting for your project
Instructor: Pat Tharp
 

Fiona Charm Quilt
"Fiona" is a lovely small quilt (~40" X 44") based on a charm pack. This class is a great opportunity to start a new project with the new year, use one of those beautiful charm
packs, and sharpen up your quilting skills. This quilt has both 9-patch blocks and square within a square blocks which we will work on the first week. You'll have homework.
The second week we will address top construction and review correct border measuring and attachment. For Intermediate Beginners
Two 2 1/2 hour sessions: $50 plus book 3 times the charm by Me & My Sister Designs (only $10 and has 7 great patterns) & supplies
Supplies:  List available upon registration
Instructor: Sally Halliday

 


Fold It Hold It Bag

This useful little bag can be made by a confident beginner & up. A quick, easy gift bag for any occasion!

One - 2 hour session $15 plus Kit Fee: $15
Kit includes the pattern, fabric/cording/thread for bag
Supplies:  Machine in good working order with guide book, 45 mm Rotary Cutter, cutting mat and ruler,
general sewing supplies: scissors, pins, seam ripper
Instructor: Deborah Thornton



 

Foot Fun
Join us for a presser foot demonstration using the many feet manufactured by leading sewing machine companies. This demo will be done on a Bernina but is not just for Bernina owners.
One 2 hour session: $20
Supplies: Note taking materials
Instructor: Brenda Eppele

 

Heirloom Techniques by Machine
This class is designed for the novice or beginner heirloom sewing enthusiast. Basic French sewing techniques will be covered. 
Loaner machines are available for class use; please notify when registering for class.
One 3 hour session
$50 plus $20 kit fee
Supplies
: 
List available upon registration
Instructor
Renee Spell - Martha Pullen Licensed Heirloom & Serger Instructor

 

Heirloom Techniques & Bonnet by Machine
A seven hour class designed for the novice or beginner heirloom sewing enthusiast.  Beginning French sewing techniques will be covered to include roll & whip,
lace joining, working with entredeux and creating beautiful pintucks!  Spend the morning experimenting with Beginning French Sewing Techniques
& implement your newly mastered skills in the afternoon with a delightful Pintucks & Lace Bonnet. Bring a bag lunch 
Loaner machines are available
for class use; please notify when registering for class.

One 7 hour session
$75 plus $25 kit fee
Supplies
: 
List available upon registration
Instructor
Renee Spell - Martha Pullen Licensed Heirloom & Serger Instructor

 

Heirloom Lace Shaping /Lingerie Bag Project
This day long class begins as we delve into the artful world of lace shaping! Hearts, circles, diamonds, scallops and tied lace bows will soon become a consideration for every heirloom project you sew! In the afternoon we put your new found skills to work as you complete a lace shaped adornment on a linen lingerie bag.
Pre-requisite: Heirloom Techniques by Machine or prior heirloom experience. Good working knowledge of your machine.  Bring a bag lunch. Loaner machines
available for use in class please notify us at time of registration.
One 7 hour session $75 plus $25 kit fee
Supplies
: 
List available upon registration
Instructor
Renee Spell - Martha Pullen Licensed Heirloom & Serger Instructor

 

Heirloom Celtic Table Runner
Gorgeous table linens are so much fun to make and ever so lovely to use! This masterpiece table runner hosts a combination of ecru lace and white linen incorporating heirloom
techniques, machine embroidery, and Celtic lace shaping. The hem is v-shaped and held in place with wing needle machine entredeaux. A lovely addition to any home!
Pre-requisite: Heirloom Techniques and Lace Shaping Classes or prior heirloom experience. Good working knowledge of your machine. Embroidery machine
capabilities are suggested but not required.
Three 3 hour classes: $125 includes kit
Supplies:  List available upon registration
Instructor
Renee Spell - Martha Pullen Licensed Heirloom & Serger Instructor
 

Ribbons & Frills Heirloom Dress by Machine
Now that you have learned all the basic machine heirloom stitches and techniques what's next?  There is no better way to show off your new found talents than to create an heirloom child's dress.  This garment is all white, with lace, beading, ribbon, lace shaping and a little hand embroidery. You will  be guided step by step as you build this precious dress from start to finish. Four 4 hour class sessions with a little homework in between completes your "first" heirloom creation whether for your hope chest or the darling who is waiting in the wings to model! Join us for a few Friday nights this summer as we build upon the basics of heirloom machine work and create a vision of beauty for generations to come.  Students should have prior Heirloom Techniques by Machine class or experience.........no beginning instruction in this class
Five 4 hour sessions:  $100 plus $130 kit fee (includes fabric, laces and pattern)
Supplies:  List available upon registration
Instructor
Renee Spell - Martha Pullen Licensed Heirloom & Serger Instructor

 

Heirloom Techniques by Serger  
Heirloom sewing from an entirely new perspective! A hands on class where you will learn how to use the serger to produce elegant exquisite heirloom stitching . Serger pintucks and gathering both lace and fabric will be an absolute breeze when you take your serger to the next level............that is the one just above finishing off all your seam allowances!! This is a Martha Pullen Exclusive class!
One 3 hour class:  $50 Plus Kit fee: $12 -- does not include 3 spools of serger thread required for class.
Supplies:  List available upon registration
Instructor: Renee Spell
- Martha Pullen Licensed Heirloom & Serger Instructor
 


Heirloom Serger Blouse        
From jeans to dinner suits, this is a top you can wear with anything. A center panel is composed of embroidered and eyelet insertions. Decorative serger pintucks border the center
panel. Wide embroidered edging finishes the sleeve edges below a band of the eyelet insertion. The neck edge is finished with a mock piping technique using the serger rolled
hem and a fabric binding. The back neck closes with a button and loop. Pre-requisite: Heirloom Serger Techniques

One 6 hour session: $155 includes Kit and Pattern
Supplies:
 List available upon registration
Instructor Renee Spell - Martha Pullen Licensed Heirloom & Serger Instructor


Heirloom Serger Pajamas        
A Dainty camisole in soft blue satin batiste, embellished with satin ribbon, lace insertions & pintucks.  The heirloom pants make a beautiful companion with ribbon and lace to match.  Completed entirely with easy serger techniques this ensemble will be an exquisite addition to your wardrobe or trousseau for a new bride!

Pre-requisite:  Heirloom Sewing by Serger
Three 4
hour session:  $100 plus $120 Kit which includes fabric & laces

Supplies:
 
Available upon Registration
Instructor
:  Renee Spell - Martha Pullen Licensed Heirloom & Serger Instructor

 

Indigo Sliced Quilt
Need a quilt for the man in your life? This pattern utilizes high contrast neutrals and clever slicing of block and background to make this dynamic quilt.
Homework requilred.
Two 3 hour session:  $60
Supplies:
 
Modern Neutrals by Amy Ellis and fabrics for quilt
Instructor
Sally Halliday
 

 

Intermediate Sewing
You will be making a dress this time with different sleeve options, putting in an invisible zipper, etc. You will need to purchase fabric and prewash prior to class. You of course may use one of our shop machines (just please reserve when registering. Previous sewing experience required.
Four 3 hour sessions: $220 includes pattern
Instructor: Lisa Allen
Supply List
:  Fabric for garment, Bent handle dressmaker shears (scissors used to only cut fabric), general sewing supplies
 

 

Introduction to Monogram Wizard
Get the most out of your Monogram Wizard Plus. Learn to navigate the software and manipulate monograms, then save and write to your machine.
One 3 hour session: $30.00
Instructor: Brenda Eppele
Supplies: Your laptop with Monogram Wizard Plus installed, instruction manual printed out.


Intro to Rotary Cutting Demo
The rotary cutter is a fabulous innovation which allows precision cutting in an efficient manner. Come learn about mats, rotary cutters, rulers & accessories that may help & protect you. We will cover fabric preparation, safety when cutting, techniques to insure precision cutting, efficient use of your ruler(s), and cutting special shapes. Come learn the basics or expand your knowledge of your ruler(s).

One 2 hour session: $20
Instructor: Sally Halliday

 


Kids Basic Sewing

Did you miss summer camp but would still like to learn some basic machine sewing skills? Come have fun learning while you make a one-of-a-kind pillowcase.
Machines will be provided.

One 4 hour session: $45 plus $15 Kit which includes all your material/thread
Instructor: Miss Maureen
Supplies:
Bring a snack.
Straight pins and scissors if you have them.

 

Kids Summer Sewing Camps
Bring a bag lunch and spend the morning hours with Maureen as you construct fun projects and learning basic sewing skills. All patterns/supplies for projects and use of classroom sewing machine included in class fee for each camp. Bring your own sewing kit** of basic sewing supplies. Three different sessions with different projects are available:
Monday - Friday 10a-2pm
Instructor:
Maureen Hardin

Session 1:
June 26-30, 2017
Theme: Summer Fun
Projects: Pool Cover-up, Duffle Bag, Snack Pouches & Runaround Bag
Cost: $240 includes all project materials

Session 2:
July 10-14, 2017
Theme - Ready for a Sleepover
Projects: PJ Shorts & Camisole, Pillowcase
Cost: $260 includes all project materials

Session 3:
August 7-11, 2017
Theme: Back to School Essentials
Projects: 2 Skirt & other fun projects
Cost: $250 includes all project materials
 


**Sewing Kit should include: Straight pins, water soluble fabric marker, measuring tape, seam gauge, scissors, etc.



Knit Leggings
Don't feel comfortable sewing on knits? Sew knits with confidence by joining the leggings class and make cute knit leggings for a special little one. A good beginner project but some previous sewing experience required.
One 3 hour Class: $30
Supplies: Basic Sewing Kit, Sewing Machine in Good Working Order and knowledge of how to use it. Sweet Polly's Playclothes pattern ($15.00)
Fabric for project
Instructor: Brenda Eppele

 

Knit Maxi Skirt with Embellishment
Eyeing all those maxi skirts worn by others or in the shop windows? Create your own using this simple technique. We'll measure, cut, stitch and embellish.
Classroom machines are available for class use; please notify when registering for class.

One 4 hour session: $45
Instructor: Rhea Lucovsky
Supplies:
1 3/4 yd knit fabric, 1/4 yd knit for reverse appliqué
Thread, tape measure, pins, fabric marking pen
Rotary Cutter
Rotary Cutter guide
Sewing machine in good working order.

 

Kite Runner Quilt  
Want to try a new quilt using 60 degree triangles AND use a different ruler? This is another great quilt from Big Blocks, Big Style by Gudrun Erla and what an amazing quilt it is. I enjoyed every bit of making this quilt and was very pleasantly surprised to have triangle points where they should be, have the blocks line up correctly, and have the sashing work so smoothly. Think you will really enjoy making this quilt and will be thrilled with how clever you feel afterwards. As you lay out your quilt, you will see other possible layouts and will be eager to make others using this fun ruler and technique. The quilt we will be making is approximately 59” X 81”; this super book also has fabric requirements/directions for full and king.
Two 3 hour classes:  $60 plus book & supplies
Supplies:  List available upon registration
Instructor: Sally Halliday


 

Machine Appliqué Techniques:
During this hands-on course you will discover the many techniques involved in surface appliqué. Special tips on stabilizers, types of thread, & stitching different shapes

One 3 hour session
: 
$45 includes kit & handouts
Supplies
:  Sewing Machine, guide book and accessories, open toe embroidery foot
Scissors and general sewing supplies

Instructor
: 
Renee Spell

 


Machine Quilting 101
Come learn the basics of machine quilting. We will cover how to make the quilt "sandwich", basting options, marking options, important considerations when machine quilting, walking feet flexibility and start you on free motion quilting. Prerequisite: You must be knowledgeable about your machine, how to thread it, make bobbins, switch feet, and be able to adjust: thread tension, stitch length, and foot pressure. Loaner machines available upon request.
One 3 hour session: $35 + $15 Kit
Instructor: Sally Halliday
Supplies Needed:  Available upon Registration

 

Machine Quilting 102
You’ve quilted small quilts but now you would like to quilt a large one on your regular home machine.  The solution is: construct your quilt in sections, quilt the individual manageable sections and then put the sections together. I’ll show you all the steps and tricks to make you successful.  We will discuss how to decide how to section a quilt design, and even how best to handle borders. So before you finish sewing that quilt top together, join me for a few hours and then rethink your quilting options and capabilities. 

One 3 hour session
: $30
Instructor: Sally Halliday
Supplies Needed:  Available upon Registration

 

 

No Measure Bargello
To insure your success, designer Wendy Mathson has streamlined both cutting and placement in this extremely clever pattern. You will need 20 identical pairs of 2 1/2" strips to make this: so choose an Island Batik Strip Tease Pack, a Kaufman Artisan Batik Roll Up, 2 Wilmington Jewels, 2 Anthology Story Strips, or 2 Wilmington Essential Gems. Choose carefully to select enough gradation and enough cohesion to work in this quilt. Intermediate level.

Three 2 1/2 hour sessions: $80
Instructor: Sally Halliday
Supply List: Available upon registration

 

 

Picture Smocking
Create those precious little pictures on garments with the technique of stacking cables.
Knowledge of basic smocking stitches required.
Two 2 hour sessions: $40 + $10 kit which includes Plate, Floss, Needles, Pre-Pleated Inset
Supplies needed: Scissors
Instructor: Staff

 

 

Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Series

Learn how to use the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Tool from Studio 180 Designs and make beautiful Lemoynes without paper piecing, template cutting, Y-seams, or sewing on the bias. Yes, you heard right! There is a way and the results are stunning and deliver precision in your piecing. Beginning with the basics and advancing each month thru the series of different Lemonyjne technique sheets, you will be a master of Lemonye Stars by the end of the series. Seasoned Beginner

Seven 3 hour sessions: $45 per session. $30 if you register on class night for next class.
Instructor: Jill Seitcheck
Supply List: Available upon registration

Dates: Meeting every 3rd Tuesday for 7 months

2/21/2017 Month 1 - Introduction to the technique and begin usage of the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Tool
and Tucker Trimmer II
3/21/2017 Month 2 - Strip Pieced Lemoyne
4/18/2017 Month 3 - Lemoynes as Triangles
5/16/2017 Month 4 - Banded Lemoynes
6/20/2017 Month 5 - Fussy Cut Lemoynes
7/18/2017 Month 6 - Liberty Lemoynes
8/18/2017 Month 7 - Blazing Lemoynes
 

 

Rope Coiled Baskets
Sewing machines can be used for many different projects. Join me in making a simple yet classic rope coiled basket. We will use cording, thread and our machines to create unique and one of a kind baskets that can be used in any room of your home. Loaner machines available.
One 2 hour session: $30
Instructor: Rhea Lucovsky
Supplies:  100 yards of 3/16th "cording, Large spool of white cotton thread, Bernina 39C foot

 


SAGA
Join our local chapter of Smocking Arts Guild of America - Elegant Stitchers of Cary - for the education & preservation of the art of smocking and related needle work.  Participate in our "wee care gown" community service project as well as other education programs. 
Cost:  $30 National Dues and $10 local chapter dues

 

 

Sewing Machine 1 on 1
Did you inherit grandma's old machine? Bring any brand of machine to this one on one class. We will cover all the basic functions, basic stitches, filling bobbins, changing needles, attaching presser feet & simple maintenance like machine cleaning & oiling for your brand. Leave this class prepared to take on the world and your machine! Remember all makes and models are welcome!
One  hour session:  $75 - call Marion to set up an appointment
Supplies: Your sewing machine, all accessories including presser feet, power cord, owner's manual, sewing machine needles & thread.
Basic sewing supplies including scissors, seam ripper and pins
Note taking materials and a digital camera might be helpful
Instructor: Marion Ward

 

Stitch Til U Drop
Have you ever yearned for a block of time where you could just sit &  sew without the interruption of hubby and family?  Okay, here's the legitimate night out
you've been searching for.  Bring your current project & join us for an evening of camaraderie, laughter and possibly some stitching.

Cost
: 
$10

 

Smocked Yoke Construction
"I have finished my smocking - now what?" In this hands-on class you will learn the technique of applying a yoke to a smocked insert or smocked skirt. Blocking, fitting & piping will be covered. Pre-requisite: Beginning Smocking
One 3 hour class: $30
Instructor: Brenda Eppele
Supplies: List available upon registration

Spiral Topper
Using two high contrast fabrics this spiral design will make a dramatic table topper or placement. Unique technique that incorporates fabric strips but no triangles!
Advanced Beginner level.
One 3 hour session:  $35
Supplies:  Available upon registration
Instructor: Deborah Thornton

 


Starburst Quilt
The pattern designer, Brenda Clyde, gives detailed directions to insure your success; you just need to follow them carefully and your points will meet, your quilt will be square and you will be delighted! The classes are spaced out so you have enough time to do your homework. We have 4 kits available or you may pick your own fabrics. I work Mondays, Wednesday afternoons and the 3rd Saturday if you need help picking fabric. I fell in love with this pattern when I first saw it and am eager to help you make this beautiful quilt. Skill level:  Intermediate
Please do Not wait until the last minute to sign up - you have work to do before the first class.

Four 2 1/2 hr sessions: $100.00 + pattern and supplies or Kit: $118 includes fabrics & pattern
Instructor:
Sally Halliday
Supplies:  Available upon registration


 

Tick Tock Quilt - Entry Level
A quilting class designed for true beginner quilters. We will cover the basics of quilt making: rotary cutting, grain of fabric, piecing blocks with 1/4 " seams, terminology of
quilt patterns, how to sandwich your quilt layers, and bind straight sides. You may use one of our machines that include 1/4" foot, Walking Foot, and BSR foot (Bernina Stitch
Regulator) if you don't have one, but you will have homework so you will have to be able to complete work in between classes!
Five 2 hour sessions:  $110
Supplies:
Growing Up Modern book
Fabrics for your quilt: Instructor will assist in fabric selection during the first class
Batting appropriate for finished size of quilt
Machine in good working order with guide book,1/4" foot and walking foot
45 mm Rotary Cutter, cutting mat and ruler, 6x24
General sewing supplies: scissors, pins, seam ripper and safety pins (1-inch pins about 100-200)
Regular sewing thread for in neutral color for piecing
Instructor: Deborah Thornton

 

“True Companion” Quilt
“True Companion” is an exciting quilt and a fun way to use a jelly roll or other strip set. We will use the “Strip Tube Ruler”, put this quilt “on point” and make a really impressive quilt. You will enjoy making this quilt and you may find yourself returning to this quilt pattern again and again.  Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Three 2 1/2 hour sessions
:  $80 + supplies
Instructor:
Sally Halliday

Supply List:

“True Companion” Quilt pattern by Cozy Quilt Designs
“Strip Tube Ruler”
Rotary cutter & mat
Pins, normal sewing supplies, thread
Machine in good working order with guide book,1/4" foot
Fabric requirements:  List available upon registration

 


Tuffet Class
Tuffets are a touch of whimsy for your home that blend with all decors and bridge the gap between design and function. In addition to being heirloom home accents, they make treasured gifts for special occasions including weddings, new babies, anniversaries and special birthdays. Learn to sew a gorgeous cover with your choice of fabrics during the first class session and during the second session, turn the cover into an upholstered footstool. A tuffet kit of 6” upholstery foam, upholstery batting, predrilled wood round, button form, T-nuts and bun feet is available for classroom students. The kit fee is $99 and payable to the instructor during the first class session.
The first session is 3 hours (you will be sewing), and the second session is 3 hours (you will be upholstering). (2 sessions)

Two 3 hour session
$
80 & $99 Kit Fee (Kit does not include fabrics/notions)
Supplies
List available upon registration
Instructor
Brenda Eppele

 

YES Club - Young Elegant Stitchers Club
On the first Friday of month from 5-8pm Young Elegant Stitchers will meet to create a new project. These projects are designed to excite and inspire the young sewing enthusiast. We will reinforce basic sewing skills, pattern reading skills, and sewing fundamentals. New members welcome! Ages 9 & Up. Sewing machines will be provided if needed. (Some basic sewing machine knowledge strongly suggested or permission from instructor) You must bring your own scissors, pins, and marking pen. Projects vary with each session.
Class Fee: $35  + Kit cost will vary with the project
Supplies: General sewing supplies (Basic sewing kit available for purchase)
Instructor: Maureen
 


Whale of A Tail Quilt
Looking for the next step in machine piecing? Deb's "Whale Of A Tail" class encompasses ½ square triangles and machine fused appliqué!
Added bonus with this class is the experience of working with batiks. Wonderful fun creation! Level: Advanced Beginner
Three - 2 hour sessions
: $60 plus Kit $38 which includes all fabrics for quilt top & binding
Supplies Needed:  List available upon registration
Instructor: Deborah Thornton

 

 

What's All the Hoopla
Ever wonder how to hoop that towel you've been wanting to monogram? How about which stabilizer to use for linen? This demo class will answer all those questions and more! Come to class prepared to take notes and have all those questions answered. We will have several machines set up and projects ready for hooping to show you how to master all your hooping fears. Your next machine embroidery will be Hoop, Hoop, Hooray instead of "run the other way"! Come and join us and see what all the Hoopla's about!
One 3 hour session:  $30
Supplies Needed: Note taking materials
Instructors: Brenda Eppele


 



 

 

 

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Full payment of class fees must be made at the time of registration.  You may register in person or by phone (919-852-4445) with a credit card or check. 

*  A list of class supplies will be available upon receipt of payment.  Please stop by to pick one up if you don't register in person or we will be glad to mail you one.

*  Students enrolled in our classes will receive a 10% discount on class-related materials and also on purchases made during class sessions.  Please allow time to prepare your fabrics and patterns before class begins when applicable.

*  All brands of sewing machines and sergers are welcome in our classes.  If you would like to use one of our machines during your class please notify us at the time of registration.

*  Most of our classes require a minimum of 4 students.  In the event a class has to be canceled you may receive a full refund, apply payment toward another class or receive a credit for store merchandise.

*  Should you need to cancel more than 7 days prior to the beginning of class you may choose one of the aforementioned refund options.  Cancellations made after that time and up to 2 BUSINESS DAYS before the start of a class will receive a credit for store merchandise.  NO refunds or credits will be allowed if cancellations are received less than 2 BUSINESS DAYS prior to the beginning of a class.

*  We regret we cannot permit babies or children to attend classes or guide lessons with their parents.

 

 

 

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