Upcoming Classes

 

Janome Event – Divide & Conquer

Introducing our new Fall 2019 machines and more… Take sewing and embroidery to new heights by separating functions and getting more done! Discover incredible new machine features as well as how to put our Janome and Artistic embroidery software to work for you… Creating unique and new embroidery designs to embellish projects. Come and Learn from Janome’s Educator, Anne-Margaret Vose. Seating is limited. Call now (604-507-2841) to reserve your spot.
Date – Surrey: Friday, Oct. 4 10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor: Anne-Margaret Vose – Janome Educator
Fee: NA
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

Janome Event – Quilting Buffet:

Love quilting? Come dine with us as you sample and learn a dozen different ways to quilt your quilts; from free motion, to ruler quilting, to software driven options, to appliquilting and more. This is a wonderful skills booster class where you will be inspired to expand your quilting tool belt to include many different techniques which you may not have previously considered. Come and Learn from Janome’s Educator, Anne-Margaret Vose. Seating is limited. Call now (604-507-2841) to reserve your spot.
Date – Surrey: Friday, Oct. 4 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Instructor: Anne-Margaret Vose – Janome Educator
Fee: NA
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

NEW! Kimberbell Social Embroidery Club

Do you love to embroider? Do you love to share your work? Do you love to learn new techniques? We will be holding a social embroidery club and demo a new technique each Monday. Bring your USB to have new designs loaded each Monday. We will not be sewing during this club, just demos and sharing ideas. The club projects will be based off Kimberbell designs that are clever, whimsical and a fun way to learn different embroidery techniques. Even if you have never done machine embroidery before, you will enjoy this club. Kimberbell designs are so cute and have amazing instructions. This club will not disappoint.
Date – Surrey: Thursday, Sep. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec. 19 10:00am – 11:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Thursday, Sep. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 19 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Fee: N/C
Teacher: Kerri Sketchley/ Lori Bandong / Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Embroidery Skills

Hoopsisters Embroidery Club

A whole NEW Hoopsisters Club! We will meet once a Monday for a seminar style class on the projects for the Monday. We will go over tips and tricks for the projects and review the instructions for the project. This is also a great time to ask questions about past projects, discuss possible trouble shooting issues, share ideas on what you did with the projects and show off completed projects. Bring show and tell and a USB and the files purchased will be loaded during class.
Dates – Surrey: Thursday, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec 12 10:00am – 11:00am
Dates – Chilliwack: Thursday, Oct. 10, Nov. 21, Dec 12 10:00am – 11:00am
Fee: N/C
Instructors: Lori Bandong/ Rinda Armstrong
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

NEW DATES for Beginner Rail Fence:

This class covers all the basic skills for a beginner or someone who wants a refresher course. We start with choosing fabric, cutting and assembling blocks. I teach joining blocks, Saturday, in stitch applique (optional), sandwiching, simple Machine and hand quilting, and finally binding and labelling. Your first quilt will be completed in 4 classes. This is an amazing opportunity to take the beginner class on a Saturday, as this is very RARE.
Date – Surrey: Oct. 5, Nov. 9, Dec. 14 + 1 more date to be determined 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $90
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Sundial Class

Join Quiltworx certified Instructor Julie Faulkner to make this new pattern – The Sundial using foundation papers and strip piecing processes. This technique uses 48 strips in a fast, fun project that creates a dazzling 12 point medallion. The quilt top is a great project for beginners, intermediate and advanced students, with all straight lined foundation strip piecing, and some very gradually curved piecing required for final assembly. It is compatible with Quiltworx 48-piece 2-1/2” strip sets and can also be expanded using Quiltworx On-Point Expansion packages, which
would bring this design to 99” square. This will be a 2 day class split into 2 parts with a Monday,th in between each class to allow students to complete the strip piecing technique before completing assembly of the quilt.
Date – Chilliwack: Saturday, Oct. 5 & Nov. 2 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $60/ Month + Pattern
Instructor: Julie Faulkner (Quiltworx Certified Instructor)
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Beginner Alternating 4 Patch

In this project I will take you through quilt making and share my tricks for accuracy and easy quilting. If you haven’t quilted before this is a great project to see what quilting is all about. You will learn rotary cutting, strip piecing, pressing, machine quilting and binding techniques. It’s also a great class for quilters who would like to improve their skills.
Date – Chilliwack: Friday, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $120 + pattern $10
Instructor: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Beginner

Scaredy Cat Halloween Runner

The Scaredy Cat Halloween Runner is a great little project to decorate for Hallowe’en with ease. This runner has a couple of adorable applique black cats, especially suitable to learn the technique if you haven’t done much. The runner is flexible for size and easy to quilt. It also has no binding and a simple backing process.
Date – Surrey: Monday, Oct. 7 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Fee: $30
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have basic Quilting Skills

1 Spot Remaining – Shadow Boxes

This is an “oldie but goodie”. The pattern has been around for a while, but it’s very “fat quarter Friday,endly”, especially if you’ve bought a fat quarter “bundle” of co-ordinated fabrics (which is what I used), and then two colours that go with your fat quarter colours, one light and one dark.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Oct. 12 10:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Irene Harvalias
Fee: $50 + Pattern $14.95
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

OESD Super Spree

OESD’s Super SPREE is a fun, hands-on event for embroidery enthusiasts of all skill levels or someone thinking about trying embroidery for the first time. In this event, you will learn to make six different projects, plus you’ll learn valuable embroidery tips and techniques to make your own projects more successful and less stressful! Gain embroidery inspiration as you view a wide variety of embroidery projects on display and learn how to choose the right products for most any type of project. In this event we will have fun, learn new techniques, enjoy good food and win some fun prizes.
Date – Surrey: Thursday, Oct. 17 & Friday, Oct. 18 10:00am – 4:00pm each day
Date – Chilliwack: Tuesday, Oct. 15 & Wednesday, Oct. 16 10:00am – 4:00pm each day
Event Coordinator: Kerri Sketchley & Lori Bandong
Fee: $129

Kids Club at Countryfolk Fabric

The Kids Club at Countryfolk Fabric is open for ages 8+. We will start with learning to use a sewing machine, sewing machine safety and then make a fun and simple quilt. Lots of fun and suitable for anyone that wants to learn.
Date – Chilliwack: Thursday,s Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Nov. 28 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Fee: $85
Instructor: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner & Beyond

Planning a Panel

So you have this wonderful panel, now what? Panels can be used as the start of an amazing one of a kind quilt. By adding pieced and plain rows and borders, a panel can become an amazing quilt. Some panels are so beautiful, they look almost like paintings and can be enhanced and enlarged with some simple techniques. Bring your panel and we will make individual plans that will be easy to follow and give you striking results.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Oct. 19 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $ 30
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

1 Spot Remaining – Pants Fitting

Learn how to work with multi-sized patterns to create a garment that fits well! We will cover some great techniques to make your garment look more professional while making your sewing easier. Make your casual pants, shorts or capris – and some for the children in your life – all from the same pattern.
Date – Surrey: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $ 93
Instructor: Diana Consell
Skill Level: Must have Basic Sewing Skills

Binding Class

You are almost finished, just binding to do. All machine work to attach and stitch down or choose a hand slip stitch if you prefer. Mitered corners appear as if by magic. Easy start and finish. As a bonus, I will also teach you how to make Two colour binding, one colour on the front and one on the back. More magic.
Date – Chilliwack: Friday, Oct. 22 & 29 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $50
Instructor: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Through the Window

Do you love the look of the Attic Window hangings and would love to do a project like this with your EMB machine? In this class we will take the pattern “through the window” and learn different ways we can complete this project using full EMB patterns, Fabric panels and other ideas. In Class we will complete two blocks in the hoop and then learn how to sew together and discuss ways
to finish off different projects. This class is a combination discussion and sewing time.
Date – Surrey: Wednesday, Oct. 23 10:00am – 2:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Wednesday, Oct. 23 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $30 + Pattern $25
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting/ Embroidery Skills

Jelly Roll Rug

Been looking at those jelly roll rug patterns? This is a fun and different project. Great for making a sturdy washable rug in the colours you want. I’ve just finished a matched set for my bathroom.
Date – Surrey: Friday, Oct. 25 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 45
Instructor: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Tom’s Sewing Centre
#102 – 8338 – 120th St
Surrey, BC
604-507-2841

Countryfolk Fabric
#5 – 45802 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC
604-824-5643

http://www.tomssewing.com