Upcoming Classes

Sew 4 Home Makers Janome Club Project #4 – Tufted Floor Pillow:

Get ready to go 3D! If you’re only willing to attempt flat projects, you’re missing out on all kinds of fun. You’ll learn to love dimensional sewing when you create your own patchwork and tufted floor cushion. Put your feet up in DIY style. This is the fourth project in the Sew 4 Home Club and it is featuring the AcuFeed™ Flex Fabric Feeding System. Techniques taught are the nine-patch top is made up of half square triangles, four patch units, and hourglass units, make and attach piping, build an expertly tufted box. Finishes at a compact 18” x 18” x 4”
Date – Chilliwack: Tuesday, May 14 & Tuesday, June 11 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $30 + Pattern Included
Teacher: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Basic Quilting Skills

Garment Sewing 101:

Learn to use your sewing machine to create a one-of-a-kind garment that you will be proud to wear. We will cover pattern and fabric selection and how to adjust our patterns for the best fit, as well as the basic details of garment construction in a relaxed classroom setting. Topics to be covered will include choosing a pattern in a style that will suit our body, fabric choices and pattern adjustments all the way to the finishing touches of Zippers and Hems. When we wrap up you will be able to tackle a multi-sized pattern with more confidence and have samples and notes for reference.
Date – Surrey: Tuesday, May 21, 28, June 11 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $67.50 + $8 Kit Fee
Instructor: Diana Consell
Skill Level: Basic Sewing Experience

Kimberbell Quilt – Make Yourself At Home:

The 4th instalment in the 3D quilts by Kimberbell – this one has a theme of “Home” from Puffy sofas to Friday, nge on the lamps and Chenille potted plants. There are homes of all shapes and sizes along with sweet sentiments. There is a fun assortment of applique and embroidered blocks.
Date – Surrey: Wednesday, May 8 & June 5 10:00am – 2:00pm
Chilliwack: Friday, May 24 & June 28 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $60 + Pattern $99.95
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Must have basic quilting and embroidery skills

Hand Look Quilt Stitch:

Do you want the look of hand quilting paired with the speed of machine quilting? This is the perfect combination. Using a combination of cotton thread and invisible thread, you can let your machine do the work. Bring a small sandwiched project and see how it works.
Date – Surrey: Wednesday, May 1 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $15
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Walking Foot Quilting:

How do you know where to quilt? Choosing patterns and planning what to do can be easier than you think. Using your walking foot is the easiest way to finish quilting some of those tops we all have. We will discuss threads and tips and tricks. Bring a quilt already basted with pins, thread or spray baste, and we will make a plan for it and get it underway.
Date – Surrey: Friday, May 3 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $ 30
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Have Your Cake and Quilt It Too!:

Here’s one of my latest favourite patterns. You use about half a layer cake, a stopper between your “slices” and a border, and it goes together lickety split. If you have “cake leftovers” it’s a great way to use them up…or you can just use fabrics from your “stash” that go together. Just cut them up into ten inch squares.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, May 4 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $50
Instructor: Irene Harvalias
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: Wednesday, May 1, 22, 29, June 12, 26 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $95 + pattern $10
Instructor: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Beginner

Stack’n Wack:

Have you always wanted to do a stack n whack but afraid to try? Will here is your opportunity as Rinda will guide you through this process. Even that ugly piece of fabric in your stash will be transformed to make this beautiful Kaleidoscope Quilt!
Date – Chilliwack: Thurday, s May 9 & May 23 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $60 + Book $24.95
Instructor: Rinda Armstrong
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Introduction to Quilting With Rulers on Your Home Sewing Machine:

If you enjoy free motion quilting the quilts you make, learn to use long-arm quilting rulers on your home sewing machine. This class will introduce you to using the Janome rulers and the design possibilities. In this class we will review the techniques, how to use the rulers and discover the design possibilities using rulers. We will practice using the rulers so you can create your own designs. You will need a ruler quilting foot and rulers for this class.
Date – Surrey: Friday, May 10 10:00am – 4:00pm
Chilliwack: Tuesday, April 30 10:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Jean Joinson
Fee: $45 + Janome Ruler Set $189.95
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Lemoyne Magic:

Another great cozy quilt pattern, this one pairs a traditional looking block with an easy breezy modern block. The combination is a winner. The star blocks are made in a streamlined way with no set in seams or large triangles. Another way to create magic with a jelly roll or pre-cut strips.

Date – Surrey: Saturday, May 11 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45 + Pattern $14.95
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Turned Under Applique:

Raw edge applique has it’s place, but I really love the old fashioned look of turned edges. Learn two great methods to turn under those pesky applique edges. Once that is done, the stitching is easier than you think. I will show you how to do invisible applique stitches. We will go through both hand and machine methods. It can really add a new dimension to your quilts.
Date – Surrey: Monday, May 13 12:30am – 4:30pm
Fee: $ 30
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

New! Kimberbell Event: Sewing with my Gnomies:

A new two-day event with a sewing and garden theme! This event features Kimberbell Blanks: polka dot tea towel, buffalo check tote, and rectangle pillow form, plus darling scissors and tape measure. You will learn new techniques like over-the-edge appliqué and more! It’s a cheery celebration, sewing with Friday, ends, and Kimberbell. Our Kimberbell event is a great way to have fun and get to know machine embroidery. This event is suitable for the beginner all the way to the most advanced embroiderer, you can even test one of our embroidery machines if you don’t have one. During the 2 days you will make and finish 6 embroidery projects all in the hoop. Included with your Kimberbell event, you’ll receive an exclusive sewing bag completely filled with Kimberbell fabric, paper tape and more to make six amazing event projects. We’ll even cut the stabilizer for you! You just need to come with your machine and a few basic supplies and be ready to have fun. We will even provide lunch.
Date – Surrey: Monday, June 3 & Tuesday, June 4 10:00am – 5:00pm
Event Coordinator: Kerri Sketchley & Lori Bandong
Fee: $229

Babylock Event- Sergers:

Babylock has released a whole new line of sergers and Donna Robinson the Babylock Rep is coming to show us what is different and absolutely amazing about Babylock Sergers. Can you imagine how easy serging could be if you didn’t have to thread the machine? Your serging is about to reach a whole new level! With Babylock you have options such as RevolutionAir™ Threading that threads the loopers with just the touch of a button and then threads the needles with the touch of another. You’ll also serge tension-free with the Automatic Thread Delivery™ System (ATD). There is so much more to see, you don’t want to miss this event.
Date – Surrey: Thurday, s May 2 10:00am – 12:00pm
Teacher: Donna Robinson from Babylock
Fee: N/C but must sign up as seats are limited

Babylock Event – Machine Embroidery:

Donna Robinson from Babylock is coming to show us the advanced technology available from Babylock Embroidery Machines. Donna will demo some of the amazing things that can be done on the new Solaris such as the revolutionary new IQ Visionary™ Technology, you’ll see how your design looks before you stitch it out and the built-in projector that displays your stitches and embroidery patterns on fabric in vibrant full color for perfect placement every time. You won’t believe what this new machine can do. Plus there will be fun and prizes.
Date – Surrey: Thurday, s May 2 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Teacher: Donna Robinson from Babylock
Fee: N/C but must sign up as seats are limited

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,th. Bring your USB to have new designs loaded each Monday,th. 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 you.
Date – Surrey: Thurday, s April 11, May 9, June 6 10:00am – 11:00pm
Fee: N/C
Teacher: Kerri Sketchley/ Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Embroidery Skills

Log Cabin Beginner Quilt:

In this class students will create a Log Cabin lap sized quilt, 42 x 52. They will learn fabric selection and preparation, rotary cutting, piecing, block joining, basting the layers, as well as the basics of machine and hand quilting in the six sessions. Supply list available. This fun quilt looks much more complicated than it is and will teach you everything you need to know to move on to more advanced projects.
Date – Surrey Monday, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 27, June 3, June 10 6:30pm – 8:30pm or Thurday, s April 18, May 9, May 16, May 30, June 6, June 13 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 90
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Beginner

We have a whole new line up of fun classes and patterns this next session of Cake Therapy. This time you can put patterns together to make a Block of the Monday,th or simply make the patterns you like. 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 Monday,th at both stores and there are NO FEES for these sessions, but there will be cake! And of course laughter, Friday, ends, coffee and tea! What quilter doesn’t need a little “Therapy”, so sign up today to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, April 3, May 1, June 5 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Thurday, s Mar 28 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Saturday, Mar 30 – 9:30am – 10:30am
Thurday, s April 25 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Saturday, April 27 – 9:30am – 10:30am
Thurday, s May 23 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Saturday, May 25 – 9:30am – 10:30am
Thurday, s June 27 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Saturday, June 29 – 9:30am – 10:30am

Sisterhood Retreats Embroidery Club:

Welcome to another year of Hoopsisters Club. This year we have some really fun projects that you will create with the combination of your EMB machine and your sewing machine. This semester we will have 3 classes with the themes; Elegant Boudoir, Summer Time, and Fall. Each Monday,th we will work on one project from each “Theme”. Most projects are a combination of machine Embroidery and sewing machine work. Summer and Fall theme Monday,ths we will be working on the tree wall hanging so we will have 3 of the 4 completed in the set. In class we will start the project, go over tips on how to finish the project. Some projects will be covered over the course of 2 classes.
Dates: Surrey: Wednesday, April 24, May 22, June 26 10:00am – 1:00pm
Dates: Chilliwack: Tuesday, April 16, May 28, June 25 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $21 each session (must sign up for the whole term)
Pattern Fee: $9.95 each session
Instructors: Lori Bandong/ Kerri Sketchley/ Jan Komori
Skill Level: Basic Embroidery and Sewing Skills

Hoopsisters Sisterhood Quilt:

The 2019 Block of the Month is Fleur de Lis. If you have an embroidery machine with an embroidery field of 5” or more, you will have so much fun making this quilt. All the piecing and quilting are in the hoop of your embroidery machine. There are 5 sizes to choose from ranging from 5” to 9”. Depending on your embroidery field and desired quilt size, you can make a wall hanging to King size quilt. This class is a great way to get to know your embroidery machine and make an amazing quilt. The block of the Month will run from Jan – June.
Dates: Surrey: Friday, April 26, May 24, June 21 10:00am – 12:00pm
Chilliwack: Wednesday, April 17, May 22, June 12 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $35/ Month for the pattern
Instructors: Kerri Sketchley/ Judy Campbell
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

More Classes at: http://www.tomssewing.com/class_schedule.html

Tom’s Sewing Centre
#102 – 8338 – 120th St
Surrey, BC

Countryfolk Fabric
#5 – 45802 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC