Janome Make ‘n Take: Have you been thinking it’s time to look at a new sewing machine or embroidery machine? This make ‘n take will give you the opportunity to try out a full range of new machines; portable machines that you could take to classes, long arm quilting machines and even an embroidery machine. This is a fun class because you get to try the different types of machines while make a small project to take home.
Date: Surrey: Sat Apr 18 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Teacher: Liz Thompson of Janome Canada
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: Wed Apr 15 7:00pm – 8:30pm or Wed Jun 10 10am – 11:30am
Chilliwack: Wed May 23 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $10 + Manual $15
Instructor: Liz Busby/ Diana Olson
Skill Level: beginner
Machine Embroidery Level 1:
Machine Embroidery Level 1: Do you have a new embroidery machine? Come learn the basics on how to set up your machine to do embroidery. Find out about thread, stabilizers, how to hoop and how to open patterns and get ready to embroider. You will also learn how to save a pattern onto a USB stick or memory card.
Date: Surrey: Wed May 6 10:00am – 12:00 noon
Chilliwack: Tues Apr 16 10:00am – 12:00noon
Instructor: Liz Busby/ Judi Campbell
Skill Level: Must have completed Sewing Machine Level 1
Crazy Quilting: In these classes student will learn many different techniques, including embroidery stitches, beading and silk ribbon embroidery to name a few. Students will work on a large block using a sewing machine for piecing the background and embellishing by hand. This block could become a cushion top, tote bag front or as each student desires.
Date: Surrey: Thurs April 16 & April 30 & May 7 10:00am – 1:00pm
Chilliwack: Tues April 14 & April 28 & May 5 – 9:30am – 12:30pm
Fee: $ 45
Instructor: Maureen Goldsmith
Skills: must have basic quilting skills
Turned Under Appliqué
Turned Under Appliqué: by hand or machine: Ever wanted to make an quilt with appliqué? All the edges are turned under and you can use these techniques for hand or machine appliqué. A bit of simple shaped appliqué often adds a finishing touch to a quilt, or of course it can be done on the entire quilt.
Date: Surrey: Wed Apr 15 & 22 10am – 12 noon
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: beginner & beyond