Class Schedule Part 2

Class Schedule: Part 2

Here is our new list of classes and clubs that will run for Sep – Dec at which time another list will be available. We have a great list of classes so don’t miss out.

We are starting the season with a “Class Launch” in both stores.  Surrey will have their class launch on Thus Sep 4 at 10:00am and Chilliwack will have a class launch on Thurs Sep 4 at 6:30pm during Cake Therapy.  Join us as we go over all the great classes and clubs we are running.  It’s a good time to see the samples, ask questions and register for classes.

Sign up for classes by Sat Sep 6 at 5:00pm and receive 10% off classes, clubs excluded.

 

Class schedule will be on the website soon.

Carpenters Wheel

Carpenters Wheel: Marti made a few changes to this traditional pattern to make it go together easily. Using the Marti basic template Set A each piece is precise and the piecing is perfect.

Date: Surrey: Thurs Nov 20  10:00pm – 4:00pm

Fee: $45 + pattern $8, Template A $19.95

Instructor: Cindy Newton

Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

 

3D Flowers

3D Flowers: Make a lovely little wall hanging with 3-D flowers.  One piece of fabric for the background, one piece of fabric for the flowers, and another one for the stems and leaves.  All pieces are in your stash already!  If you have some beads to embellish the flowers, so much the better.  It’s a little piece of art that everyone will admire.  Hand died fabrics or bits of batik work really well for the flowers.

Date: Surrey: Sat Nov 22  10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $45.00

Instructor: Irene Harvalias

Skill Level: Intermediate

 

Swirly Whirly Tree

Swirly Whirly Tree:  Fusible web appliqué with your choice of outline stitches makes this little wallhanging come together quickly and easily. Lots of choices for a seasonal or themed project. One will be just the start.

Date: Surrey: Sat Nov 29  11:00pm – 5:00pm

Fee: $45 + pattern $9.49

Instructor: Cindy Newton

Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

 

Little Pieces Parts
Little Pieces Parts:  This bag was inspired by a quilt I saw in a magazine. It’s a great way to use up those scraps and make a tote bag. The bottom is squared off making it such a useful shape.

Date: Surrey:  Thurs Dec 4 & 11 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Fee: $30

Instructor: Cindy Newton

Skill Level: beginner & beyond

 

Quilt Block Challenge

Quilt Block Challenge: In January we started a monthly quilt block challenge and due to its great success we will be continuing.  Each month come in to the store and pick up your 5″ charm square and make a 12.5″ unfinished quilt block using this fabric somewhere in the block.  The block needs to be handed in by the last day of the month.  Over the next month all the customers in the store will have a chance to vote on the blocks.  The viewer’s choice will win a $25 gift certificate, we will also have a random draw winner for a $10 gift certificate.   Block must be pieced or appliqued and can contain appliqué or embroidery.  All quilt blocks will be donated to make charity quilts.

Block Deadline Dates: Surrey/ Chilliwack: Tues Sep 30, Fri Oct 31,  Sat Nov 29, Wed Dec 31

 

Fabric Stash

Win Fabric for a Year

Win Fabric for a Year: We have decided to continue our win fabric for a year contest as the charities have been so thrilled to receive the quilts and have raised hundreds of dollars auctioning them off.  Create a quilt in the year 2014 by Sat Oct 18 and enter to win fabric for a year.  See rules in the store. At the end of our Contest we will hold a quilt trunk show to give everyone a chance to see the amazing entries that are donated.  Random draw winner will receive $100 gift certificate/ month for 12 months; viewers choice winner will win $50 gift certificate/ month for 12 months.

Quilt Deadline Sat Oct 18 5:00pm

Trunk Show

Surrey: Thurs Oct 23 10:00am

Chilliwack: Wed Oct 22  10:00am

Viewer’s Choice Vote

Surrey: Thurs Oct 23  10:00am – 8:30pm

Chilliwack: Wed Oct 22  10:00am – 5:00pm

 

Square in a Square

Square in a Square Club: Jodi Burrows wanted to find an easy way to create amazing quilt blocks so she created the square in a square ruler system.  Come and learn new simple ways to make quilt blocks.  Find out how simple it can be to put together a variety of perfect quilt block.  You can join this club any month and learn this great technique.  We make a different block each month.

Dates: Surrey: Tues Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 16  10:00am – 11:00am or 11:30 – 12:30pm

Chilliwack:  Mon Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 15  10:00am – 11:00am

Fee: $10 session

Instructors: Tom Sketchley or Diana Olson

 

Christmas Club

Christmas Club: Using the new Modern Holiday Christmas projects book by Amanda Murphy as a guide, students will stitch a variety of both projects and quilts over the span of the year. The final 2 projects will be the pillow and stocking. It will be up to each individual student as to whether they choose a “modern” or “traditional” look for their fabrics. Supply list available.

Date: Surrey: Sat Sept 20, Oct 11, Nov 15, Dec 13 10:00am – 1:00pm

Fee: $23/ month for 4 months + Book $25.99

Instructors: Carole Hando

Skill Level: should have basic quilting skills

 

Jacobean Journey

Jacobean Journey Quilt: With HoopSisters you can make perfectly quilted, pieced, and decoratively stitched quilt blocks all in the hoop of an embroidery machine.  The 2014 EmbroidaBlock of the Month program combines the fun and unique HoopSisters technique with designed and digitized quilting by Sharon Schamber,   A centre medallion is surrounded by an inner border of beautiful appliqué flowers.   There is also an optional double French braid border design that also has its own quilted wall-hanging to coordinate with this heirloom quilt.  Make it with four fabrics in the top, or choose a “whole cloth” variation with only one fabric – it’s your choice. This is a great way to start using your embroidery machine! Come in and see our sample, this truly is a work of art.  Pattern is only available by taking the class.  Pattern available for all machines in sizes 5″, 6″, 7″, 8″, 9″.  Class started Jan but it’s not too late to start.

Teacher:  Liz Busby
Class Fees: $25/ month includes pattern + optional border cd not included

Skill Level: Basic Embroidery Skills

Dates: Surrey:

Evening Class : (Wed at 6:30pm – 8:30pm) Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 10

Or Day Class: (Fri at 10am – 12 noon) Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 12

 

Embroidery Club

Embroidery Club for All Embroidery Machines: We are starting a whole new embroidery club with a whole new line up of projects. We will learn how to cut up embroidery patterns to make a pumpkin, make a fun in the hoop mug rug and learn to embroider with Angelina fibers while making a beautiful lace snowflake.  All great projects that would make great gifts and just fun to make. This club has been designed to work on all current brands and models of embroidery machine with a min 5″ x 7″ hoop, if you are not sure if your machine will work give us a call to confirm.  This club is a great way for the beginner or the experienced embroiderer to become more familiar with their embroidery machine.  There will be a new project each month with new techniques learned each month.

Dates: Surrey: Sat Sep 20, Oct 11, Nov 15  1:30pm – 4:30pm

Or Tues Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18   10:00am – 1:00pm

Chilliwack: Wed Sep 24, Oct 29, Nov 26 10:00am – 1:00pm

Fee: $25 each session (must sign up for the whole term, pattern included)

Instructors: Liz Busby/ Judi Campbell

Skill Level: all levels

 

Blessings of Winter

Blessings of Winter Block of the Month: This wonderful quilt celebrates all the joys of crisp winter days with plenty of snowflakes, snowmen, ice skates, hot cocoa, and so much more!  Die-cut felt snowflakes make appliqué easy, while a variety of embellishments add sparkle and interest.  Each month’s kit will include the pattern (with full-color block photos), fabrics, and embroidery floss to complete one block.  Finished Size 55″ x 63″

Dates: Surrey: Wed Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 19  10:00am – 1:00pm

Fee: $23 + kit fee $20 (kits still available)

Instructors: Maureen Goldsmith

 

Cake Therapy

Cake Therapy and Beyond: We have a whole new line up of fun classes and patterns this year for Cake Therapy.  If you haven’t already attended Cake Therapy, then it’s time you did and find out what you are missing.  All we are going to tell you is it takes place once a month at both stores and there are NO FEES for these sessions, but there will be cake!  And of course laughter, friends, coffee and tea!  What quilter doesn’t need a little “Therapy”, so sign up today to reserve your spot.

Chilliwack:

ThursSep 4  – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Thurs Oct 2 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm or 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Thurs Nov 6 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm or 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Thurs Dec 4 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm or 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Surrey:

Thurs. Sep 25- 6:30pm – 8:00pm or Sat Sep 27 – 9:30am – 10:30am

Thurs Oct 23 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm or Sat Oct 25 – 9:30am – 10:30am

Thurs Nov 27 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm or Sat Nov 29 – 9:30am – 10:30am

Thurs Dec 18 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm or Sat Dec 20 – 9:30am – 10:30am

 

Basics Club

Basics Club: Please Note Price Changes!  Do you want to save money on fabric? Join one of our new clubs and save. Each month you will receive 1m of fabric from the club you choose. Each month will be a different colour to add to your collection of basics. As well as getting a great deal on the hottest new colours of fabric you will also receive 20% off anytime you buy fabric from your selected club. The deal gets better, if you join 2 clubs you will receive 25% off, if you join 3 clubs you will receive 30% off when you purchase fabrics from your selected clubs. You can pick up your club purchases or have them mailed out. This means you can save money on your basics any time of year!

New! Fusion Meadow

Date: Surrey Tues Sep 23, Oct 21, Nov 25, Dec 23

Chilliwack: Wed Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 24

Price: $11.95/m

New! Sketch

Date: Surrey Tues Sep 23, Oct 21, Nov 25, Dec 23

Chilliwack: Wed Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 24

Price: $11.95/m

Fusion Mist

Date: Surrey Tues Sep 10, Oct 7, Nov 11, Dec 9

Chilliwack: Wed Sep 11, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10

Price: $11.95/m

Moda Marble Club

Date: Surrey Tues Sep 10, Oct 7, Nov 11, Dec 9

Chilliwack: Wed Sep 11, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10

Price: $11.95/m

Hoffman Bali Watercolors Batik Club

Dates: Surrey: Tues Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 16

Chilliwack: Wed Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17

Price $11.95/m

 

Pizza

Quilt Til You Wilt

These evenings continue to be very popular! Come in for an evening of “Fun and Finishing”.  Bring in those UFOs and the staff will guide you in finishing them.  It’s always a lot more fun to work with other quilters. We’ll have coffee, tea, and hot chocolate on hand and order in supper. Come to one or come to them all. Bring along any project that you want to work on. Call us now to reserve your spot as these sessions fill very quickly. If you would like to use one of our classroom sewing machines please let us know as soon as possible.

Date: Surrey: Fri Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 12  5:00pm – 11:00pm

Surrey: Fee: $15

Chilliwack: Fri Sep 16, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 12  4:00pm – 10:00pm

Fee: $10.00 + a potluck item

 

Cake

Day Retreat

Would you like to spend the day in the company of other quilters, away from the distractions at home? Then you need to sign up for one of our Day Retreats. We will provide a friendly work area, refreshments and even pop in now and then to make sure you are working hard. All you have to do is bring a potluck item and a project(s) you would like to work on.

Date: Surrey: Fri. Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28, Dec 19    10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $5.00 plus a Pot Luck item

Chilliwack: Fri. Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28, Dec 19    10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $5.00 plus a Bag Lunch

 

Sewing Machine Level 1

Sewing Machine Level 1:  This class will cover the basics of learning to operate your machine.  Threading your machine, winding your bobbin, tension top and bottom , straight stitch, stitch length dials, stitch width dials, needle up and down buttons, reverse, tension on zig  zag ,dropping feed dogs, needle positions, presser foot pressure, threads.  For those of you who just purchased a sewing machine at Tom’s or Countryfolk this would be lesson number 1.

Date: Surrey: Tues Sep 16 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Chilliwack: by appointment

Fee: $10 + Manual $15

Instructor: Liz Busby

Skill Level: beginner

 

Janome 2030

Sewing Machine Level 2

Sewing Machine Level 2: This class includes different types of buttonholes blind hem , rolled hem, sewing on buttons, stretch stitches, and other stitches on your machine.  Learn how important and useful your machines stitches are.  For those of you who just purchased a sewing machine at Tom’s or Countryfolk this would be one of your FREE lessons.

Date: Surrey: Tues Sep 23  2:00pm – 3:30pm

Chilliwack: by appointment

Fee: $10

Instructor: Liz Busby

Skill Level: Must have completed level 1

 

Janome 8900

Sewing Machine Level 3

Sewing Machine Level 3:  Level 3 is about computerized machines.  Decorative stitches, programming, memory , elongating stitches, balancing stitches.  You will be able to use more of those decorative stitches on your machine.  For those of you who just purchased a sewing machine at Tom’s or Countryfolk this would be one of your FREE lessons.

Date: Surrey: Tues Sep 30  2:00pm – 3:30pm

Chilliwack: by appointment

Fee: $10

Instructor: Liz Busby

Skill Level: Must have completed level 1

 

4dlg

Serger Level 1

Serger Class Level 1: Do you have a serger, but don’t understand threading and tensions? This course will teach you how to thread your machine, balance your tensions, lock that stitch at the end of your seam and sew: inside corners, outside corners, inside curves and outside curves. The class manual is $25.00 but, if you sign up for at least three classes at once, the manual is half price.

Date: Surrey: Tues Sep 30  10:00am – 1:00pm

Chilliwack: by appointment

Fee: $20.00 + manual $25

Instructor: Liz Busby

Skill Level: beginner

 

Serger Level 2

Serger Class Level 2: In level 2 we move onto 3-thread serging. You will learn about 3-thread wide, 3-thread  narrow, 3-thread decorative, rolled hem, lettuce edge, pin tucks and spaghetti straps.

Date: Surrey: Tues Oct 7  10:00am – 1:00pm

Chilliwack: by appointment

Fee: $20.00

Instructor: Liz Busby

Skill Level: Must have completed Level 1

 

Janome 1200D

Serger Level 3

Serger Class Level 3: In level 3 we deal with 2-thread serging, narrow and wide flat locking, deco flat locking and the ladder stitch.

Date: Surrey: Tues Oct 14  10:00am – 1:00pm

Chilliwack: by appointment

Fee: $20.00

Instructor: Liz Busby

Skill Level: Must have completed Level 1

 

***Registration required for all classes

*** Payment required at time of registration. Phone registration taken with credit card payment

***Cancellations must be made 4 business days prior to class for a full refund

***We reserve the right to cancel a class 48 hours before class, with full refund, if registration is too low.

***Please ensure you have your supply lists and all supplies before class.

***No babies, children or guests in class

***If you do not have supply list 7 days before class, please call the store

***Due to allergies please refrain from wearing perfume or other scents in the classroom.

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