Upcoming Classes

New Hoopsisters Club

A whole NEW Hoopsisters Club! We will meet once a month for a seminar style class on the projects for the month. 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 will be loaded during class.
Date – Surrey: Sat July 20 & Sat Aug 10 9:30am – 10:30am
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Fee: $25/ Month
Skill Level: Must have Basic Embroidery & Quilting 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.
Date – Chilliwack: Fri July 25, Aug 23 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $35/ month for the pattern
Instructors: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

Kimberbell Quilts Sew-a-long

Have you been wanting to sew any one of the 4 kimberbell 3D embelsihed quilts – Jingle All the Way, Hello Sunshine, Broomhilda’s Bakery and Make Yourself at Home. But, so far you just have not had a chance? Well now is the time to join our sew-a-long. The class room will be open and I will be there to help you long the way. This class is open to both Machine Embroidery and Regular Sewing versions. This is not a step by step instructed class, everyone will be working on their own quilt at the their own pace. We will just be sewing together and I am available to answer questions if you get stuck and giving you tips and tricks along the way.
Date – Surrey: Thurs July 25 10:00am – 3:00pm
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Fee: $21
Skill Level: Must have Basic Embroidery & Quilting Skills

Watermelon Placemat

Join Quiltworxs Certified Instructor Julie Faulkner to make the fun for summer Watermelon Placemats. A sewing technique called foundation paper piecing is used to assemble the units required to make these placemats. Curved piecing is used to join the units after the foundation piecing is completed. The placemats also incorporate laser cut stitch and peel for applique of the melon seed design. The pattern includes enough foundation papers for six placemats.
Date – Surrey: Sat Jul 20 11:00am – 5:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Sat Aug 24 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 60 + pattern $45 (to be paid to teacher)
Instructor: Julie Faulkner – Certified Quiltworxs instructor
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Kids Week at Countryfolk Fabric

From 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: Mon Jul 28 & Thu Aug 1 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $90
Instructor: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner & Beyond

3D Christmas Tree

Looking for a fun Christmas project? Please come and join me in making this stacked jingle tree. It can be made either as a floppy toy using children’s fabrics for your favorite child or grandchild to play with at Christmas. Or it can be made with beautiful Christmas prints so that it will sit as a table topper in your home. This tree is fun and quick to do, and it makes a great gift for friends and family. (PS: they are addicting I made 14 last year and gave them all away)
Date – Surrey: Sat July 27 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45 + $5 kit fee paid to teacher
Instructors: Sandi Bajcar
Skill Level: Basic Sewing Skills

Stocking Day

We have set aside Wednesdays in July and August to make stockings for the Chilliwack Christmas Bureau. Since we are all sooooo busy in November and December. We thought this would be an ideal time to have “Christmas in July and August”. So all you need is your machine basic sewing supplies and cutting tools. Fabric is supplied! So bring your lunch (or visit Hofstead’s next door!) and help us make Chilliwack Children have a better Christmas.
Date – Chilliwack: Wed July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: NC
Instructors: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Basic Sewing/ Quilting Skills

Kimberbell Bench Pillow – Boo!

The only thing scary about this project is the theme! If you are looking at expanding your machine embroidery skills and move into multi-hooping projects then this is the class for you. We will create this cute pillow by marking our fabric and re-hooping multiple times as we create this cute pillow top. If you do not want to use it as a bench pillow the completed project can be turned into a simple table runner or small wall hanging. Also note that some pre-class prep work will be required.
Surrey – Fri Aug 9 10:00am – 3:00pm
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Fee: $37.50 + pattern $34.95
Skill Level: Must have Basic Embroidery & Quilting Skills

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 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/ Bag Lunch and a project(s) you would like to work on.
Date – Surrey: Fri Aug 2 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $5.00 plus a Pot Luck item

Reindeer Wallhanging or Santa Sack

Do you have grandchildren, nieces, nephews, small children in your life that you would like to create a Christmas memory for them or their parents? This is the class for you either as a Santa sack or wall hanging. My grandchildren now in their late teens and early 20’s still look forward to their Santa sacks at Christmas. Please come and join me in creating a lasting memory.
Date – Surrey: Sat Aug 10 11:00am – 5:00pm
Fee: $45 Instructor: Sandi Bajcar
Skill Level: Beginner & Beyond

Playing With Your Jellyroll

Do you have a jelly roll or any other set of 2 ½” strips sitting in your stash and are you wondering what to do with it? Well, wonder no more. By sewing all those strips together, you can make a multitude of different blocks. All you need is that Jelly Roll, your sewing machine, a cutting mat, ruler and cutter, and your imagination. Come and have some fun creating unique blocks and make a quilt like nobody else’s.
Date – Surrey: Sat Aug 24 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $50
Instructor: Irene Harvalias
Skill Level: 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