Upcoming Classes

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

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 Friday, ends and family. (PS: they are addicting I made 14 last year and gave them all away)
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Oct. 26 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45 + $5 kit fee paid to teacher
Instructors: Sandi Bajcar
Skill Level: Basic Sewing Skills

Getaway Bag

This bag will hold the kitchen sink!!! It is my new favorite bag! I will take you through the makings of it and show you the tricks to making this bag. We will do some of it in class and some at home.
Date – Chilliwack: Saturday, Oct. 26 & Nov. 9 10:00am – 3:00pm
Fee: $80 + pattern $13.95
Instructor: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Beginner & Beyond

Sailor’s Delight

Template free piecing makes this one a delight to put together. You can use precut strips or cut your own. Striking results in a hurry. Any color family can work or choose a value-based palette. Contrast to the centre strip will make the star stand out. Paper-pieced stars in the border finish the sparkly look.
Date – Surrey: Monday, Oct. 28 & Nov. 18 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have basic Quilting Skills

Advent Calendar

Did you purchase an advent calendar panel and now you don’t know how to put it together? I will show you how to personalize it, put pockets on it, quilt it and how to hang it! This class is not panel specific! Any one will do!
Date – Chilliwack: Monday, Oct. 28 10:00am – 3:00pm
Fee: $42.50
Instructor: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

View From My Window

Take a panel, any panel, and transform it into a wall hanging with a view! And if you’re new to this business….learn how to make mitered corners! All you need is a panel you like, a couple of 2.5” strips of one light and one dark plain fabrics that match your panel.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Nov. 2 10:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Irene Harvalias
Fee: $50
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Kimberbell “Ginger’s Pillow”

The next pillow in the collection of Kimberbell’s Bench pillows is “ Ginger’s” pillow. This cute little project is a pieced pillow that has lots of added dimensions and fun elements to it…from Ginger peaking from the edge to pop out lollipops. This project will add a whimsical element to any Christmas Dec.oration. Can be finished off as either a wall hanging or table runner.
Date – Surrey: Wednesday, Nov. 6 10:00am – 2:00pm & Wednesday, Nov. 20 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $45 + Pattern
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting/ Embroidery Skills

“Beyond Beginner”

In this class you will be taken to the next step. I will show you new blocks teaching you new techniques. Once you have finished your blocks I will then show you how to sash your quilt properly. For this class you should have taken the beginner class as you will already have the foundations for making a quilt.
Date – Chilliwack: Friday, Nov. 8, 22, Dec. 13 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $75 + pattern $10
Instructor: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Another Stack n Whack

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: Tuesday, Nov. 12 & Nov. 26 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $ 68 + Book “Stack ‘n Whack” $24.95
Instructor: Rinda Armstrong
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Janome Quilting Ruler Class 2

Learn new ways to use the Janome quilting rulers you already have. We will be using the cross-hair ruler and the other rulers in new ways to create unique quilting designs. Westalee book, “Designing with the Westalee Crosshair Rulers,” and Janome rulers are required.
Date – Chilliwack: Wednesday, Nov. 13 10:00am – 3:00pm
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Nov. 16 10:00am – 3:00pm
Fee: $ 37.50 + Book $49.95
Instructor: Jean Joinson
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

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: Thur Nov. 14 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Sandi Bajcar
Skill Level: Beginner & Beyond

Tumbling Triangles

Come and join me doing this wonderful 2 fabric quilt, using a Studio 180 pattern with Deb Tuckers “V” block ruler that allows you to do 6 different projects from Wall size to Queen size we will doing a 67” x 67” quilt in class. You must have the ruler to participate.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Nov. 23 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45 + pattern $19.95 Template $37.95
Instructor: Sandi Bajcar
Skill Level: Beginner & Beyond

Easy Placemats

Need a last minute hostess gift? or a quick way to brighten up your dining space? If you haven’t made simple placemats before, this is your chance to learn how. I’m surprised how much people like them, every time I give them away.
Date – Surrey: Friday, Nov. 29 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 15
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Babylock Embroidery Machine Make ‘n Take Event

You’ll think you’re dreaming when you test out a Babylock Embroidery Machine and you won’t want to wake up! Donna Robinson from Babylock is coming in to teach us all about the verSaturday,ility and fun of Babylock Embroidery machines. Once you have learned what these amazing machines can do we will have even more fun and make an adorable in the hoop project. If you have been wondering what the embroidery craze is all about come and test a machine out, no experience necessary. Limited seating so call to book your spot.
Date – Surrey: Friday, Nov. 1 10:00am – 1:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Wednesday, Nov. 6 10:00pm – 1:00pm
Instructor: Donna Robinson – Babylock Sales Rep
Fee: $10
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

Babylock Serger Make ‘n Take Event

If you have never used a Babylock serger, now is the time to try one. During this event, Donna Robinson our Babylock Sales Rep, will teach you how a Babylock serger is different from other brands. Once we have learned what sets Babylock apart from other sergers we will do a fun make ‘n take project so you can discover the difference while having a little fun. Limited Seating so call to book your spot.
Date – Surrey: Friday, Nov. 1 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Date – Chilliwack: Wednesday, Nov. 6 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Instructor: Donna Robinson – Babylock Sales Rep
Fee: $10
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

Christmas Customer Appreciation Day!

Mark your calendar and come in and get your picture with Santa (11am – 2pm), make ‘n takes, stockings, have some Christmas treats and enjoy the fun. Each completed stocking will get you 1 entry to our Christmas contest to win a gift certificate valued at $100.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Nov. 30 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $ N/C

Hoopsisters Embroidery Club – A Whole NEW Hoopsisters Club!

We will meet once a Monday,th for a seminar style class on the projects for the Monday,th. 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! 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: Thurs Sep 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec. 19 10:00am – 11:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Thurs 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

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