First Tuesday of each Month
The machine embroidery club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 11:30 am and is open to all
In this meeting, we will discuss new embroidery
ideas. Bring your triumphs and disasters. We all learn by our mistakes.
In addition to the usual club agenda,
we are starting a machine embroidery block of the month, Feels
Like Spring. The multi-formatted design CD includes all the information and the applique-in-the-hoop design motifs you
will need to complete your choice of a bed-size quilt, a lap quilt, or a bed runner. The formats on the design CD include ART, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, PES4, PES6, VIP, VP3, and XXX. In addition to the applique motifs, the CD also contains, quilting designs and cutwork designs for
all the luck owners of the BERNINA cutwork tool. PDF’s for the
applique pieces are also included.
The pattern also includes a few pieced blocks
We will be discussing fabric choices,
thread choices, and will be happy to help you find fabrics to create your quilt from scratch, or we will be happy to help
you find coordinating fabrics if you want to work down your stash. Alternate projects for your blocks will also be discussed.
Your purchase of the design CD is required. Enjoy a 10% discount on store merchandise during the club meetings.
BERNINA Software ClubSecond Tuesday of each Month$10.00 (free to customers who purchased the software from us)
club is open to all BERNINA software owners. If you purchased your software from us, the club is free. If you
purchased your software elsewhere, there is a modest $10.00 charge for each meeting. If you are interested in purchasing
software, you are welcome to attend a meeting at no charge. Sitting in during a club meeting is a good way
to learn about the software's capabilities.
Please bring your projects for show-and-tell, your questions and suggestions.
During the March meeting,
we will be discussing the editing features of the software, including adding an article, changing stitch types and stitch
angles, adding a guideline plus other features. Please bring a USB stick so that we can copy the "Owner’s
Workbook Volume 1" onto it.
What a pain! We're stuck with Jane!
4th Tuesday of each Month
11:30 am - ??
As health issues made it necessary for Toni to move
from her Wisconsin home, we have lost her constant assistance in our store. She will still be available for classes
if it is economically worth her time to drive the distance. We are working with her to develop a few new classes in the future.
We do want to keep her around.
We have had a few people ask about Teatime with
Toni. Unfortunately, we will not be continuing this class. However, we will be offering a new class, "What
a pain! We're stuck with Jane!"
For this class, Jane will be available to help you
with your projects in progress, get you started on a new project, and help you with any sewing or embroidery questions you
may have. Our first class will be Wednesday, November 16th.
that we can prepare the classroom, please R.S.V.P. so that we can set up the classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve one of ours. If
you do intend to use one of our machines, please advise when you R,S.V.P. Thank you.
New Classes Classes on Demand
you are looking for something new and fun to do, schedule one of the following classes. Bring a friend and make it a
| Little Monster
$25.00 (all supplies included)
Let your little monster play Dr. Frankenstein and build his or her own little Minkee Monster. This class is open to children of all ages. Parental supervision is required
for children under age 5. Your child will choose the monster (14 fun creatures
from which to choose), the monster's fur (Minkee) and all colors required to complete the embroidery design.
We will hoop the fabric and thread the embroidery machine. Your child will push the start button to embroider his
creation. We will remove the monster from the machine and slit the monster's back and turn the monster right side
out. Depending upon the child's age, he or she will stuff the monster and hand stitch the back's opening, under
supervision, of course. We will hand stitch the back opening if required. Your little monster will be able to
bring his or her little monster home at the end of the class.
To schedule, please
call or email the store.
Classes on Demand
Don't forget our classes on demand. If you are scheduling
a weekend getaway or vacation, we'll be happy to book a class of your choosing. Simply call the store to schedule. The class
list includes, but is not limited to:
This class is ideal or the first-time quilter, who
wants to start with a smaller project before tackling a larger "quilt." (When you complete this
simple and fun project, you will have created your very first quilt. There is no "minimum" quilt
$30.00 plus pattern and supplies
Call to schedule your
classes for you or a group of your friends.
is a make-and-take class. Put together a quick little bag that makes a perfect gift. Practice your free-motion.
Insert a simple zipper.
$20.00 plus pattern and supplies
Create one set of 12 blocks out of 12 different fabrics. This is a fun, fast and easy freezer
paper pattern and uses the stack and slash method. Use one pattern, Kwik Crazy or KWIK Crazy Too, or mix it
up with a combination of blocks from both patterns. Although this simple technique if perfect for beginners, the experienced
quilter will have fun experimenting with different fabric styles to create very different looking quilts. Sample
quilt tops are on display in the store. For details please call the store.
New classes are forming. Call the store for
Cost: $30.00 plus pattern
Get comfortable using your embroidery machine in this hands-on, 3-hour class.
Learn the “ins-and-outs” of the embroidery process as well as choosing the right needles, threads, and stabilizers.
At the end of class, you will have a small embroidered pillow you will display with pride. Bring your machine and manual
or, use one of ours and try out machine embroidery before you buy a machine3 hours
$30.00 plus supplies
Divide and Conquer Machine Embroidery
Don't limit your creativity
to the size of your hoop. Use the BERNINA Designer Plus software with its multi-hooping capability to design an over-sized
embroidery motif, and then stitch it out. This class is great for the visual learner as all steps of the embroidery
process will be demonstrated. This class is a spin-off
from the Floral Visions Quilt class. All-day workshop
$35.00 plus supplies