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In-The-Bag
In-The-Bag Class — from 9am-4:30pm

Saturday, September 23   Price: $40

Saturday, October 21   Price: $40

Friday, November 17   Price: $40

Saturday, December 2   Price: $40

    Instructor: Sue Kostroski

    Do you like the look of quilted bags? Learn to sew your own in a series of classes offering a variety of styles. Make travel cases, computer carryalls, gear bags, and more. Light lunch provided.

See all 12 samples on display in the store August 1-31.

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Tranquility Quilt
Tranquility Quilt
Saturday, November 18, from 9am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Renee Wendlandt

    Illusion quilts look complicated, but are easy to piece. Learn to create space, depth, and perspective in your quilts by experimenting with color hues and block arrangement to trick the eye. This technique allows beginning quilters to create an amazing art quilt designed by Nancy Zieman. Light lunch provided.
Snowflake Table Runner
Snowflake Table Runner
November 29 and 30   Price: $65

Wednesday, November 29, from 12-5pm
Thursday, November 30, from 8:30am-12:30pm
    Instructor: Mary Forte

    Create a stunning snowflake project featuring designs built in to the Baby Lock Destiny. Use it as a table runner or for door décor. You will be given the option to quilt it in-the-hoop using background fills.
In-the-Bag—Double Zip Gear Bag
In-the-Bag—Double Zip Gear Bag
Saturday, December 2, from 9am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Sue Kostroski

    Learn to sew your own Double Zip Gear Bag so you can stay super organized. This simple, yet functional bag is perfect for toiletries, electronic gear, and so much more. It has the room you need for the essentials and yet it's still compact enough to fit in any bag or suitcase.
Easy Digitizing with Creator—Embroidery Software Society
Easy Digitizing with Creator—Embroidery Software Society
Friday, January 12, from 9am-1pm   Price: $30
    Instructor: Mary Forte

    Easy Digitizing with Creator Level 1. The Creator digitizing software from Designer's Gallery is the easiest, most innovative embroidery software available. Learn how to optimize your creative potential. Transform artwork and images into beautiful embroidery designs in an easy way.
Rag Rugs and More
Rag Rugs and More
Saturday, January 13, from 9:30am-4:30pm   Price: $40
Bring a child (age 10 yrs./older) 1/2 Price
    Instructor: Bill Hoernk

    Kick off 2018 by learning how to use the Rag Rug tool. Turn that fabric into a rewarding and useful project without sewing a stitch. Whether you've made it a resolution to cut down and organize your fabric stash or you received it as a gift, this tool will come in handy.
In-the-Bag—Backseat Babysitter Bag
In-the-Bag—Backseat Babysitter Bag
Saturday, January 20, from 9am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Sue Kostroski

    Bag 5—Backseat Babysitter. Great for keeping your passengers occupied and car clutter free! You'll improve your prior skills, practice installing zippers in vinyl pockets, and learn how to make dimensional pockets. This bag easily straps to the back of car seats and offers up space for everything a child needs.
Precious Time—Girly Gored Skirt
Precious Time—Girly Gored Skirt
Saturday, January 20, from 9:30am-4:30pm   Price: $40
Bring a child (age 10 yrs./older) 1/2 Price
    Instructor: Katie Bauer

    Spend precious time with your daughter or granddaughter to make a skirt with special flare. Learn sewing techniques to assemble a modern gored skirt. This quick and easy sewing project leaves plenty of room for creativity. Use up to three different fabrics so your skirt will stand out with the love and effort you put into it.
Computer Basics for Embroidery
Computer Basics for Embroidery
Saturday, January 27, from 9:30am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Lois Levenhagen

    Having technical difficulties? Bring in your laptop and learn computer basics for embroidery. You will learn how to make folders to file and catalog embroidery CDs. Instructions on how different brands of design CDs are installed. Learn about the different types of media you can use to transfer designs to your machine and how to get on the Internet to find and download designs. Laptops only, no desktop computers. Must have full knowledge of your personal laptop.
Doll Clothes Fun
Doll Clothes Fun
Saturday, February 3, from 9:30am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Lois Levenhagen

    Turn your doll into a fashionista through construction techniques for easy-to-sew clothing that will fit. Make a sundress with a jacket by learning how to work with Velcro. If time permits, start a simple elastic skirt and lace edge top.
Merging Multiple Files—Embroidery Software Society
Merging Multiple Files—Embroidery Software Society
Friday, February 9, from 9am-1pm   Price: $30
    Instructor: Mary Forte

    Take several embroidery design files and learn how to merge them together to create one large embroidery design. Add in registration marks for multiple hoops through using Embroidery Works Everyday and Advanced.
Springtime Embroidery
Springtime Embroidery
Saturday, February 10, from 9:30am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Sue Biondich

    Spring into a new project and embroider a tablecloth. Learn to combine designs, rotate, size, change colors, and more using the tools readily available on your embroidery machine.
Rope Sewing
Rope Sewing
Saturday, February 17, from 9am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    New Guest Instructor: Lindsey Zinno

    Rope sewing is a beginner-friendly way of making sleek crafts for your home or office. In this class, learn basic rope sewing techniques by creating a placemat. Become inspired to take what you learned and make more projects using Nancy Zieman and guest Lindsey Zinno's Rope Sewing Reinvented book & DVD.
Precious Time—Ponchos
Precious Time—Ponchos
Saturday, February 17, from 9:30am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Katie Bauer

    This winter, beat the chill in style with a warm and cozy fleece poncho that you make yourself with your daughter or granddaughter. Dress up a simple pattern with decorative stitching and an embroidered pocket.
Lucky Penny Wallet
Lucky Penny Wallet
Friday, February 16, from 10:30am-2:30pm   Price: $25
    New Guest Instructor: Jessica Kapitanski

    Need a new wallet? Learn how to use a digital cutter and cork fabric to make a slim wallet that features two slip pockets, six card slots, one ID holder, and one panel to tuck your phone or checkbook inside.
In-The-Bag—Backpack
In-The-Bag—Backpack
Saturday, February 24, from 9am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Sue Kostroski

    Be more than travel-ready with this backpack. Learn how to make this lightweight and washable bag that's made for long-lasting wear. It's equipped with padded handles, adjustable straps, and zippered pockets.
Zip-It-Up Sweatshirt
Zip-It-Up Sweatshirt
Tuesday, February 27, from 9am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Lois Levenhagen

    Make a sweatshirt to wear while you're out and about on a cool day. Learn how to open the center front and insert a zipper with facings. Add pockets with a zipper and fabric flowers as great accents if you wish.
A Dress For Your Little Princess
A Dress For Your Little Princess
Saturday, March 3, from 9am-4:30pm   Price: $40
Bring a child (age 10 yrs./older) 1/2 Price
    Instructor: Renee Wendlandt

    Sew a spring dress for the little princess in your life. Learn basic sewing techniques for clothing such as gathering, facings, buttonholes, and hemming. Have sizes determined and pattern pieces cut out prior to class. Two pattern options.
Labyrinth Walk Quilt
Labyrinth Walk Quilt
Saturday, March 3, from 9:30am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Bill Hoernke

    Make your next quilt a three-dimensional wonder. Make the two blocks together and put it all together perfectly using batiks as well as light and dark toned fabrics. Learn the best ways to pick out the fabric color that will give this project its strong three-dimensional effects.
Create in-the-hoop quilt blocks with Creator 1 & 2—Embroidery Software Society
Create in-the-hoop quilt blocks with Creator 1 & 2—Embroidery Software Society
Friday, March 9, from 9am-1pm   Price: $30
    Instructor: Mary Forte

    Easily digitize all the steps needed for an in-the-hoop quilt block. Using this easy-to-learn technique, you make edge-to-edge quiltng in your smallest hoop.
In The Bag—Travel Essentials Tote
In The Bag—Travel Essentials Tote
Saturday, March 10, from 9am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Sue Kostroski

    Carry your travel or sewing essentials in style. Learn everything you need to know about this organizer that makes a handy carrying case for transporting your supplies from place to place.
Serger Essentials
Serger Essentials
Saturday, March 10, from 9:30am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Lois Levenhagen

    Have you recently purchased a serger machine but don't know the ins-and-outs on how to use it? Learn how to clean this valuable machine along with threading basics for 2, 3, and 4 thread overlock, rolled hem, and flatlock stitch. You'll be given a sample book of what you learned. Register early. Class is limited to 8.
Fan Blade Topper
Fan Blade Topper
Tuesday, March 20, from 9am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Lois Levenhagen

    Dress up your table with this Dresden-style fan blade table topper. Feature your favorite fabrics or use a multi-border strip fabric to complete this simple and quick project.
A New Dress for a New Season
A New Dress for a New Season
Saturday, March 24, from 9am-4:30pm   Price: $40
    Instructor: Katie Bauer

    Bring a touch of Spring to your closet by making a flattering knit dress. Learn how to draft a pieced pattern together and then use basic sewing skills to construct this dress in a simple way. This dress is fun, comfortable, and fashionable. You'll want to make one for the summer, fall, and winter as well.