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, Jun 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, Jun 11 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $67.50 + $8 Kit Fee
Instructor: Diana Consell
Skill Level: Basic Sewing Experience

Machine Embroidered Stippled Table Topper

Do you want to learn how to stipple in the hoop. Come and we will make a table topper, the perfect size to learn how to set up your machine for stippling. This is a technique class to learn the accufil calculator, magnetic hoop and working with templates. Must have a Janome embroidery machine with the Accuquilt Quilt Kit.
Date – Surrey: Wednesday, May 29 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $23
Instructor: Kerri Sketchley
Skill Level: must have basic quilting and embroidery skills

Scrappy Hearts

This is a beautiful wall hanging that is fun to do. It uses all those pretty scraps left from bigger quilts. Just cut them to two inch squares .You will also need background squares. I used creams to set off my jewel toned hearts.
Date – Surrey: Friday, May 17 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Double Fridayendship Star

One of our popular Strip Club patterns, this quilt can be made in various sizes. To make it easier, you can start with pre-cut strips or you can stash-bust and cut your own. The beautiful spinning stars appear in a chain of 4 patches to make a striking quilt. It would make a perfect graduation quilt or a gift for that special Fridayend.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, May 25 11:00am – 5:00pm
Fee: $45 + pattern $14.95
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Take a Stand

This tote is great to keep your supplies in when you are travelling to or to organize your sewing supplies. Join us to make this tote by Annie. The tote has 2 exterior zippered pockets with 2 mesh pockets inside and a quilted body. The bag is made with Soft ‘n Stable so it stands nicely on its own. It has a long-zippered closure at the top and can be used with a companion tool case that will follow in the next semester. Techniques taught include working with fold over elastic, mesh and more.
Date – Surrey: Monday, May 27 10:00am – 2:00pm & Jun 10 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $60 + pattern $15.95
Instructor: Carole Hando
Skill Level: Intermediate Quilting Skills

Jelly Roll Star

Just a jelly roll and some background and you create a stunning quilt top. It measures 80 inches by 80 inches and is very simple to sew. Great for the quilter who has already done the basics and is ready for the next step. The binding tool is the perfect ruler to make this pattern go together easily.
Date – Chilliwack: Monday, May 27 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $30
Instructor: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Oh Canada Bag

Celebrate Canada with this beautiful maple leaf tote bag. It’s just the right size for so many things. Use it for travel, not just because it’s the perfect size and has a shoulder strap, but also to show the world our Canada symbol. Or use it for your everyday errands. Great either way.
Date – Surrey: Thursdays, May 30 & Jun 20 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $ 45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Tumbling Blocks

Here is another one block wonder that you can make from scraps or as little as 3 fabrics. It is a good way to learn how to sew 60 degree diaMondayd quilt patterns and I will teach you “Y” seams. You don’t need to be an advanced quilter to make this one just a quilter that wants to try something new! I love the 3D effect!
Date – Chilliwack: Thursdays, May 30 & Jun 13 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $45 + pattern
Instructor: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Little Christmas Tree

Why wait for Christmas in July? Get ahead of the game! This little tree is fast and easy. All you need is three different Christmas fabrics and some buttons, and…ME to show you how to put it together in just a couple of hours!They’re great for hanging on your door or for giving away as small gifts, or bazars or….the list is endless!
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Jun 1 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $25
Instructor: Irene Harvalias
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Tablet Case

A great was to practise your free motion quilting and binding techniques. Then we will turn it into a handy case. This is a useful fun project to help you get more confident in you free motion quilting.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Jun 1 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Fee: $25
Instructor: Irene Harvalias
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 Fridayends, 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, Jun 3 & Tuesday, Jun 4 10:00am – 5:00pm
Event Coordinator: Kerri Sketchley & Lori Bandong
Fee: $229

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 Mondayth. Bring your USB to have new designs loaded each Mondayth. 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: Thursdays, Apr 11, May 9, Jun 6 10:00am – 11:00pm
Fee: N/C
Teacher: Kerri Sketchley/ Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Embroidery Skills

Cake Therapy and Beyond:

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 Mondayth 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 Mondayth at both stores and there are NO FEES for these sessions, but there will be cake! And of course laughter, Fridayends, coffee and tea! What quilter doesn’t need a little “Therapy”, so sign up today to reserve your spot.
Chilliwack: Wednesday, Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Surrey:
Thursdays Mar 28 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Saturday Mar 30 – 9:30am – 10:30am
Thursdays Apr 25 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Saturday Apr 27 – 9:30am – 10:30am
Thursdays May 23 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Saturday May 25 – 9:30am – 10:30am
Thursdays Jun 27 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Saturday Jun 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 Mondayth 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 Mondayths 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, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 26 10:00am – 1:00pm
Dates – Chilliwack: Tuesday, Apr 16, May 28, Jun 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 Mondayth 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 Mondayth will run from Jan – Jun.
Dates: Surrey: Friday, Apr 26, May 24, Jun 21 10:00am – 12:00pm
Chilliwack: Wednesday, Apr 17, May 22, Jun 12 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $35/ Mondayth for the pattern
Instructors: Kerri Sketchley/ Judy Campbell
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

Day Retreats/ UFO Days

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 Fridayendly 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/ Bag Lunch and a project(s) you would like to work on.
Date – Chilliwack: Friday, Apr 26, May 31, Jun 21 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $5.00 plus a Bag Lunch

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

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/