Wedding Star Table Topper with Special Guest, Nancy Kloster
Jun
8
to Jun 29

Wedding Star Table Topper with Special Guest, Nancy Kloster

This Judy Neimeyer project is great for beginners due to its small size (30 x 30”). Class participants will get a thorough introduction to these unique paper piecing techniques, while working on this striking accent - wonderful for any wall or table.

Date: Saturday, June 8 and 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $85.00
Certified Instructor: Nancy Kloster

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Prismatic Star with Special Guest, Nancy Kloster
Jul
29
to Aug 19

Prismatic Star with Special Guest, Nancy Kloster

This project combines strip piecing and paper piecing to create a beautiful exploded star. Class participants will use (48) 2-1/2” strips sewn onto foundation paper to complete strip sets. After the strip sets are completed, you will learn how to cut, rearrange and sew into a diamond star point.

Date: Monday, July 29 and August 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $85.00
Certified Instructor: Nancy Kloster

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Kimberbell Event
Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

Kimberbell Event

Make three exclusive event projects in just one day!

  • Projects include: tote bag, embroidered apron, and mug rug (pictured below).

  • Improve your embroidery skills and learn new techniques while trying a variety of machine embroidery products.

  • All supplies included.

  • Be inspired by friends who love machine embroidery like you!

  • Projects will be created on a 7 Series BERNINA. If you have one, bring it! If you need one, use one of ours!

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $99, includes lunch and all supplies
Instructor: Julie M. and Pam K.

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Cuddle Strip Quilt Workshop
Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

Cuddle Strip Quilt Workshop

If you’ve always wanted to make a Cuddle quilt but weren’t sure how, here’s your chance to learn from the expert! Join Shannon Fabrics’ educator Teresa Coates for an all-day workshop that will teach you how easy it is to make Cuddle strip quilts. Learn the techniques and get the tools that will make creating with Cuddle fun and easy. You will complete your own Wee One quilt during class, binding included!

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $99, includes kit and lunch
Instructor: Special Guest, Teresa Coates

Teresa Coates is the Event and Education Coordinator for Shannon Fabrics. For the last decade she has been teaching at local stores, regional conferences, and national events, sharing insight on the best tools and techniques for sewing with a wide range of fabrics. She currently specializes in teaching others how to easily work with Cuddle, Luxe Cuddle, Embrace double gauze, and other fabrics that can be intimidating to those not yet in-the-know.

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Elephant Applique Blanket Workshop
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Elephant Applique Blanket Workshop

Learn how to make the quickest and easiest blanket using Cuddle minky and finish it off with a lovely applique. With just a few seams and some top-stitching, you’ll go home with a finished blanket. Learn how to work with Cuddle, resize your blanket, and other tips and inspiration for working with these beautifully soft fabrics. Choose your accent color: teal, pink, yellow, or mint green!

Date: Friday, August 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $99, includes kit and lunch
Instructor: Special Guest, Teresa Coates

Teresa Coates is the Event and Education Coordinator for Shannon Fabrics. For the last decade she has been teaching at local stores, regional conferences, and national events, sharing insight on the best tools and techniques for sewing with a wide range of fabrics. She currently specializes in teaching others how to easily work with Cuddle, Luxe Cuddle, Embrace double gauze, and other fabrics that can be intimidating to those not yet in-the-know.

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Kimberbell Event
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Kimberbell Event

Make three exclusive event projects in just one day!

  • Projects include: tote bag, embroidered apron, and mug rug (pictured below).

  • Improve your embroidery skills and learn new techniques while trying a variety of machine embroidery products.

  • All supplies included.

  • Be inspired by friends who love machine embroidery like you!

  • Projects will be created on a 7 Series BERNINA. If you have one, bring it! If you need one, use one of ours!

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $99, includes lunch and all supplies
Instructor: Julie M. and Pam K.

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Kimberbell's Kitchen - Machine Embroidery Event
May
30
to May 31

Kimberbell's Kitchen - Machine Embroidery Event

Make six exclusive event projects in just two days! Projects include: vintage mixer applique apron, dish towel holder with tea towel, bread basket, chenille hotpad, and recipe book cover.

In this two-day event, you will improve your embroidery skills and learn new techniques while trying a variety of machine embroidery products. A Kimberbell project bag and fabric kit will be given to all students plus step by step instructions and project CD with all the Kimberbellishments needed!

Join us for this fun event, and be inspired by friends who love machine embroidery as much as you!

Projects will be created on a 7 Series BERNINA. If you have one, bring it; otherwise, if you need one, use one of ours!

Dates: Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: $199, lunch is included
Instructors: Pam K. and Julie M.

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Free Motion Quilting: Focus on Feathers with Special Guest Sue Nickels
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Free Motion Quilting: Focus on Feathers with Special Guest Sue Nickels

Learn how to quilt beautiful feather designs on the home sewing machine. The feather is the ideal design for free motion quilting and is easier than you think. Practice the techniques used to achieve beautiful, consistent, and smooths stitches. Work on practice pieces to learn all about feathers starting with the basic feather, then motif feathers and whole cloth type feathers. Finish with fillers to add dimension. Fall in love with feathers! Sue will have many quilts that feature feathers to show for inspiration. Students will owkr on pre-printed practice squares that Sue provides in a kit.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $75.00
Kit Fee: $10.00 (includes six marked practice squares)
Instructor: Sue Nickels

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Kimberbell's Kitchen - Machine Embroidery Event
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Kimberbell's Kitchen - Machine Embroidery Event

Make six exclusive event projects in just two days! Projects include: vintage mixer applique apron, dish towel holder with tea towel, bread basket, chenille hotpad, and recipe book cover.

In this two-day event, you will improve your embroidery skills and learn new techniques while trying a variety of machine embroidery products. A Kimberbell project bag and fabric kit will be given to all students plus step by step instructions and project CD with all the Kimberbellishments needed!

Join us for this fun event, and be inspired by friends who love machine embroidery as much as you!

Projects will be created on a 7 Series BERNINA. If you have one, bring it; otherwise, if you need one, use one of ours!

Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, 2019
OR Wednesday and Thursday, May 8 and 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: $199
Instructors: Pam K. and Julie M.

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Prismatic Star with Special Guest Nancy Kloster
Mar
9
to Mar 30

Prismatic Star with Special Guest Nancy Kloster

This project combines strip piecing and paper piecing to create a beautiful exploded star. Class participants will use (48) 2-1/2” strips sewn onto foundation paper to complete strip sets. After the strip sets are completed, you will learn how to cut, rearrange and sew into a diamond star point.

Date: Saturday, March 9 and 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $85.00
Certified Instructor: Nancy Kloster

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Think Inside the Hoop! with Sylvain Bergeron
Feb
15
to Feb 16

Think Inside the Hoop! with Sylvain Bergeron

What do quilting, embroidery, lace doilies and fun have in common? They all happen inside the hoop!

Join us for 2 days of fun and adventure as you explore new techniques combining embroidery, quilting while using your embroidery software... and your hoops in ways you never have before. This unique 2 day program (detailed below) will put a new twist on such classics as an Amish diamond quilt block and a lace doily.

Dates: February 15 (9 am-5 pm) and February 16 (9 am-4pm) [more details below!]
Fee: $200, includes kits for both projects and lunch

DAY 1: Embroidered Amish Diamond Quilt Block

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This simple block is the perfect template for embellishment. We will customize it with floral embroidery and a custom-digitized appliqué. The simple digitizing and practical hooping techniques will make this and your future embroidery projects more fun... and easier!

This Project is suited to all machines with a large hoop.

DAY 2: Eccentric Lace: A Doily Enters the Third Dimension

Think outside the box... all inside the hoop!

Using your embroidery software and Jumbo hoop, you will create a one-of-a-kind wall hanging with an actual 3D effect. By combining simple shapes with an innovative (and easy!) in-the-hoop quilting technique, you will make a unique and intriguing piece... while having fun. Promise!

This Project is suited to all machines with a Jumbo hoop and will scale perfectly for machines with a large hoop.

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Follow the RuleR! with Special Guest Sue Nickels
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Follow the RuleR! with Special Guest Sue Nickels

Free Motion Ruler Work on the Home Machine

All day, All levels (some free motion quilting experience is helpful)

In this class, play with the BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot and BERNINA rulers to achieve easy curves and straight lines. This approach will open the doors to many new options for free motion work on the home machine. Sue will start with basic concepts, then continue with cool and creative ideas! Traditional free motion quilting will be added after ruler work is complete. Students will work on a small 18” x 18” project provided in a kit. Join in on the fun in this relaxed and informative workshop!

BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 and BERNINA Rulers (or equivalent) are required to take this class.

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: $75.00
Kit Fee: $20.00, includes marked fabric for top, batting, backing and thread
Instructor: Special Guest, Sue Nickels

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AccuQuilt Go! Presentation
Dec
7
to Dec 8

AccuQuilt Go! Presentation

Cut Time, Quilt More!

Join us for an amazing two hour presentation by AccuQuilt National Educator, Richard Tharp!

You’ll learn how this innovative fabric cutting tool cuts accurately which saves you time, and saves you money by using up your stash. You’ll also learn tips and techniques to get the best use of your fabric using the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter! Save time, save money, have more time for fun!

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) OR Saturday, December 8, 2018 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Fee: $10, and you will receive a $10 coupon for any Go! product.
Instructor: AccuQuilt National Educator, Richard Tharp

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Special Guest: Nancy Kloster
Jul
9
to Oct 27

Special Guest: Nancy Kloster

About Nancy Koster: Nancy has been quilting for more than 25 years.  Nancy was drawn to the efficient and organized process of paper piecing the “Quiltworx” way.  She has been teaching over 5 years.  Her students love her calm personality and ability to teach all levels of students.

Nancy enjoys all aspects of quilting from selecting fabrics, longarm quilting and most of all teaching.  She loves to see her student’s project come together.  Nancy believes every student can succeed and is thrilled to see them gain confidence as they complete their projects.

YOU can achieve your quilting dream and she would love to join YOU in your journey!


Tea Leaf Tablerunner

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This is a popular Judy Neimeyer paper-pieced project taught by certified instructor, Nancy Kloster. This class is taught in two sessions, the first being a prep day where you will select fabric and get organized, and the second day being focused on learning efficient paper piecing techniques and allowing you to go to town on your project! 

Date: Monday, July 9 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm) and Monday, July 16 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Fee: $75.00
Instructor: Nancy Kloster 


Quiltworx Desert Sky Workshop

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The Desert Sky pattern uses a selection of bright and dark fat quarters.  Template Layout sheets were designed and provided with the instructions to speed up the cutting process, allowing you to stack and cut your fat quarters in two groups of fabrics. In addition to learning Judy’s fast and efficient paper piecing techniques, you will learn the ease of Curved Piecing and Judy's Famous Floating points.  

The skill level ranges from beginner to advanced.
Finished size 48 X 54. Additional papers are available to make a larger quilt

Date: Saturday, August 11 (10am - 1pm) and 18 (10am - 4pm), 2018
Fee: $75.00
Instructor: Nancy Kloster (certified Judy Niemeyer instructor)


Quiltworx Wrapped in Ribbon Table Runner Workshop

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In the Wrapped in Ribbon Table Runner Workshops we will cover Foundation Paper Piecing, Template Layout Sheets, Floating Points, and Smart Corners; features that have become design standards to Judy's patterns. In addition to learning Judy’s fast and efficient paper piecing techniques, you will learn the ease of Curved Piecing and her Famous Floating points.  

The pattern includes enough papers to make (2) 17 X 51 Table Runners.
The skill level ranges from beginner to advanced

Date: Saturday, October 13 and 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $85.00
Instructor: Nancy Kloster (certified Judy Niemeyer instructor)

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Special Guest: Amanda Murphy
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Special Guest: Amanda Murphy

About Amanda Murphy: Amanda Murphy has always been attracted to color, texture, and pattern, and has been designing, drawing, and sewing since she was a child. She graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and worked as a graphic designer, and art director in Alexandria, Virginia, and New York City. After moving to North Carolina with her family, Amanda discovered quilting, an art that combines her passion for design with her enthusiasm for handwork. Amanda has published many patterns and books and designed several popular fabric collections. 


Full Day Event

Spend a day with fabric designer, pattern designer, author and BERNINA Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson, Amanda Murphy. Begin the day with a trunk show of Amanda’s beautiful quilts and projects. She’ll talk about her work in the quilting industry and where she gets her inspiration. She will share her tips for preparing and quilting a quilt top on your sewing machine, including quilting the center, sashing, borders with quilting fillers, feathers and ruler work. From fabric design and selection to writing, developing, and executing quilting plans, she’ll walk you through her design process to help you take your quilting skills to the next level. She will also have a book signing at the end of the day. Join us for a day of quilting fun.

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fee: $69, includes lunch and special gift
Location: Weber's Inn (3050 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103)

*pre-registration is required - space is limited*

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Special Guest: Christine Schulte
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Special Guest: Christine Schulte

About Christine Schulte: Join us in March to learn from pattern designer and quilter Christine Schulte. She’s an expert in free motion machine quilting and invisible appliqué that looks just like hand appliqué. Christine will be joining us all the way from Tennessee! 


Quilt As You Go

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Come in and learn how to create this two-sided scrap buster! You will piece, appliqué and quilt as you go. By working with manageable sized blocks you will discover that quilting isn't really as hard as it looks! Beginners welcome.

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $55.00


Scrapples Invisible Applique

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Do you want that “needle-turned-applique-by-hand” look without spending the time? This is the class for you! You will learn how to prepare your applique pieces - both with “innie and outie” points ... and how to create perfect circles.  Then, you will learn how to use the features of your machine to the fullest and stitch down your masterpiece. No one will know you didn’t do it by hand (unless they are sitting next to you in class!). 

Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm OR 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Fee: $32.00 


Quilt Class Boot Camp

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This class is dedicated to all of those quilters that say they can't do machine quilting. Well we want to tell you... YES YOU CAN! Making this elegant, framed piece of art will demonstrate to you how easy it can be. You'll learn the basics of free motion quilting, trapunto (that sounds really fancy, doesn't it?!), straight line quilting, and stippling. You will be surprised at how your skills will improve by doing this one little project

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $59.00

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Special Guest: Sue Nickels
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Special Guest: Sue Nickels

About Sue Nickels: Sue has been quilting for 36 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work. Sue has been teaching machine techniques for the past 26 years. Sue has taught and lectured nationally for shops, guilds and major conferences, including AQS, IQA and the Mancuso Quiltfests. She has also taught internationally in England, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Sue’s priority in the workshops she teaches is to provide a relaxed environment for students to learn machine techniques that are timesaving. Sue emphasizes the best quality workmanship, never compromising quality for speed!


Fall in Love with Feathers

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Learn to free motion quilt beautiful feather designs on your home sewing machine. The feather is the ideal design for free motion quilting and is easier than you think. First, practice the techniques used to achieve beautiful, consistent and smooth stitches. Next, work on practice pieces to learn all about feathers, starting with the basic feather and then moving on to motif feathers and whole cloth type feathers. Finish with fillers, adding great dimension. Sue will have many quilts that feature feathers to show for inspiration! Please note: Students will work on pre-printed practice squares.

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: $85.00, includes kit
Instructor: Sue Nickels

*This class is not intended for beginners*

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Heirloom Quilting the Dot to Dot Way with Christine Schulte
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Heirloom Quilting the Dot to Dot Way with Christine Schulte

Special Guest Christine Schulte: Join us in September to learn from pattern designer and quilter Christine Schulte. She’s an expert in free motion machine quilting and invisible appliqué that looks just like hand appliqué. Christine will be joining us all the way from Tennessee! 

Think you can’t free motion like a pro? Think again! If you can quilt on a line, you can create this placemat/wallhanging. You will learn how to transfer a quilt design, mark your fabric, and execute this project. Students will work on their own sewing machines, but also participate in a Round Robin project featuring the BERNINA Q20!

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (bring your own lunch) 
Fee: $75.00, includes fabric kit (basic sewing supplies will still be needed) 

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Christine Schulte Trunk Show
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Christine Schulte Trunk Show

Special Guest Christine Schulte: Join us in September to learn from pattern designer and quilter Christine Schulte. She’s an expert in free motion machine quilting and invisible appliqué that looks just like hand appliqué. Christine will be joining us all the way from Tennessee! 

Join Christine for a one hour trunk show showcasing many of her finished projects.

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fee: $5.00

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Scruples Invisible Appliqué with Christine Schulte
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Scruples Invisible Appliqué with Christine Schulte

Join us in September to learn from pattern designer and quilter Christine Schulte. She’s an expert in free motion machine quilting and invisible appliqué that looks just like hand appliqué. Christine will be joining us all the way from Tennessee!

Create a wonderful “Cupboard Art” potholder while learning Christine’s invisible appliqué technique on your own machine. No one will know you didn’t do it by hand (unless they are sitting next to you in class!).

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm OR 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Fee: $32.00 

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A Little Help from My Friends with Sue Nickels and Pat Holly
Dec
4
10:00 AM10:00

A Little Help from My Friends with Sue Nickels and Pat Holly

This is not A Long and Winding Road! Sue and Pat Wanna Hold Your Hand as they punch your Ticket to Ride with them on this creative journey. Do you want to be able to Twist and Shout when you nish a project? Well We Can Work It Out! All You Need Is Love, and A Little Help from Your Friends, Sue Nickels and Pat Holly.

Have you ever wondered how on earth you can quilt a large project on your home sewing machine? Sue will demonstrate and explain how to handle nishing a large quilt on a home sew- ing machine. She will cover how she handles the bulk, moves the quilt in a limited space, and uses the tools and notions to promote success, including feet, needles, and thread preferences. Sue will also share special tips on her way of using the BSR foot. Sue is an expert who shares her knowledge generously.

Pat is known around the world for her perfect miniature machine applique. She will cover tips to get you started as well as the fine details to bring your applique to the next level. She’ll show you the products she uses to stabilize the fabric, the most dependable threads, and the tools and notions she loves. 

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time (three sessions to choose from): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, OR 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Fee: $20.00 Space is Limited 

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Sewapalooza with the Latest and Greatest Embroidery and Sewing Machines from BERNINA
Sep
10
8:00 AM08:00

Sewapalooza with the Latest and Greatest Embroidery and Sewing Machines from BERNINA

Relax and enjoy a day of piecing and embroidery with the talented designer and BERNINA Educator Camille Roskelley. Fun and learning are in store for this day with a quilting Rock Princess!

Is this event for you? Have you always wished for a BERNINA sewing machine? This is your chance to "Try Before You Buy" in this in-store, all-day test drive, presented by BERNINA. Enjoy a great day of sewing, learning, and socializing. Join us to learn new techniques and get inspired with the latest technology in sewing and embroidery. Special pricing will be available on these machines at the end of our event. 


Dates: Saturday, September 10
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: $60.00, includes lunch
Instructor: BERNINA Educator Shelly Fitzgerald

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Fancy Feet Event
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Fancy Feet Event

Already own a BERNINA and still want to hear from the talented BERNINA Educator Shelly Fitzgerald? We have the event for you! Shelly will be bringing many fancy techniques to show you. Never fear though, just because it's fancy doesn't mean it is difficult. BERNINA has the right tools for every job. During the Fancy Feet event, you will learn many different techniques: needle punch foot, several couching and cording techniques, raised satin applique, reverse applique, sewing on strings of beads, two kinds of ruffles, rolled hems, and more.


Dates: Friday, September 9
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $75, includes kit
Instructor: BERNINA Educator Shelly Fitzgerald

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Anita Goodesign Holiday Trunk Show
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Anita Goodesign Holiday Trunk Show

Trunks of embroidered samples will be delivered to our store in time for this inspiring trunk show. These nicely digitized, affordable designs are perfect for all skill levels. Join us for this sample packed night with plenty of time before the holidays to get started on your gifts and decor.

Date: Tuesday, July 26
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fee: $5.00
Instructor: Alicia S.

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