Upcoming Classes

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Kimberbell Too Cute to Spook: On the haunt for some machine embroidery fun? Frankly my dear, you can’t miss this spook-tacular event. Make six exclusive spooky cute event projects to trick out your manor or just treat a friend. Create an adorable monster munch cinch sack, quilted pumpkin candle mat, a zipper pouch any witch would want and a few others. Improve your embroidery skills, learn new techniques, and have a fa-boo-lous time! 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. In this event you will learn: single-hoop embroidery on a ready-made article, multi hooping, piecing in the hoop, how to install a zipper, embroider a quilted design and so much more. Included with your Kimberbell event, you’ll receive an exclusive sewing bag completely filled with Kimberbell fabric, paper tape, ribbon, buttons, 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: Thurs. Oct. 11 & Fri. Oct. 12 10:00am – 5:00pm each day
Event Coordinators: Kerri Sketchley & Lori Bandong
Fee: $229


Double Friendship 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 friend.
Date – Surrey: Sat Oct 6 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45 + pattern $14.95
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Jelly Roll Star: Just a jelly roll and some background and you create a stunning quilt top. It measures 63 inches by 63 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: Sat Oct 13 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $30
Instructors: Cindy Newton/ Diana Olson
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

“Twisted” Quilt as you Go: Limiting yourself to lap quilts? Learn to quilt your own double, queen and king size quilts on your domestic machine. Bring in your completed quilt blocks and learn how to use this technique to complete your quilts. This is a technique class and you will not be making quilt shown in the picture. If you don’t have quilt blocks just bring in squares and learn this great technique.
Date – Surrey: Tues Oct 16 10:00pm – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 45
Instructor: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Leftover Jelly Roll: This jelly roll quilt uses a constant colour and an easy assembly method to create a quilt with style and panache in record time. Sewing your strata is the hardest part. The size of the quilt can be increased by adding extra strips or an extra half jellyroll or borders.
Date – Surrey: Sat Oct 13 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Kimberbell Jingle all the Way Quilt: “Jingle All The Way” is a patchwork quilt of Christmas surprises with more than a dozen machine embroidered designs and new techniques like chenille trees and traditional quilt blocks. The Embroidery CD includes all the applique designs in the quilt, plus 2 additional sizes for each design! Miniature fringe wreathes and Mylar lights adorn the row of houses and the vinyl applique makes the snow globes appear real. The festive flying geese strips are also pieced-in-hoop! We will be doing so many different techniques all on one quilt. This dimensional quilt has so many cool aspects to you will fall in love with it too! This class is a two day event where we will learn how to do the technique in class and then you will take that knowledge home to finish the rest of the blocks.
Date – Chilliwack: Tues Oct 2 & 9 10:00am – 3:00pm
Date – Surrey: Sat Nov 3 & Sat Dec 1 10:00am – 3:00pm
Fee: $75 + Pattern $99.99
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting & Embroidery Skills

All Spruced Up: With the Square in a Square® way, this little tree is simple and picture perfect. It can be “All Spruced Up” before Christmas Eve. The size is an estimated 34˝x38˝. A great size to hang on your wall. Beginner quilting experience and Square in a Square™ ruler (big or small) are required.
Date – Chilliwack: Sat Nov 17 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $30
Instructor: Cindy Newton/ Diana Olson
Skill Level: Basic Quilting Skills

Arabesque: Have you ever awaited to paper piece but heard horror stories of having to tear off the paper afterwards? Well with this quilt I will teach you how to paper piece without the mess of paper! This method will change the way you paper piece!
Date – Chilliwack: Wed Oct 10 & Nov 14 10:00am 1:00pm
Fee: $45 + Pattern $29.95
Instructor: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Cake Therapy and Beyond: We have a whole new line up of fun classes and patterns this year for Cake Therapy. 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 month at both stores and there are NO FEES for these sessions, but there will be cake! And of course laughter, friends, coffee and tea! What quilter doesn’t need a little “Therapy”, so sign up today to reserve your spot.
Dates – Chilliwack: Wed Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Dates – Surrey: Thurs Sep 27 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Sat Sep 29 – 9:30am – 10:30am
Thurs. Oct 25 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Sat Oct 29 – 9:30am – 10:30am
Thurs Nov 22 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Sat Nov 24 – 9:30am – 10:30am
Thurs Dec 20 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Sat Dec 22 – 9:30am – 10:30am

Sisterhood Retreats Embroidery Club: This is a great series of classes this semester. The themes for the next three months are: Sisterhood – pillows, wine tote and notebook covers; Christmas – Ornaments/tags, Gift Bags and a 3D snowman; and Travel – Slippers, Travel Bag and a Luggage Tag. These projects are created with a combination of in the Hoop EMB projects and Sewing to create the finished project (please note that this is not an “in the hoop” projects only class – there is sewing involved to finish off most projects). Learn a few new techniques, practice ones you know, create wonderful and useful projects for your home or to give away as gifts for Christmas or other special occasions. Each month at least 1 project can be done in a 4 x 4 hoop but some projects need an 8” x 11” hoop. This club is a great way for the beginner or the experienced embroiderer to become more familiar with their embroidery machine.
Dates – Surrey: Wed Oct 10, Nov 7, Dec 12 10:00am – 1:00pm
Dates – Chilliwack: Tues Sep 25, Oct 23, Nov 27 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $20 each session (must sign up for the whole term)
Pattern Fee: $9.95 each session
Instructors: Lori Bandong/ Jan Komori
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

Hoopsister Sisterhood Quilt: This spectacular two-color quilt can be embroidered in 5” – 9” block sizes. This quilt only requires two fabrics and two threads. Learn to work with HoopSisters’ famous battilizer, a stabilizer/batting base, to easily create a quilt like no other, all with an embroidery machine. Each month learn different embroidery techniques to master these embroidery quilt blocks. At the end, learn HoopSisters awesome finishing technique for a fully-quilted on the embroidery machine look. This quilt is shown with the optional border.
Dates – Chilliwack: Thurs Sep 20, Oct 11, Nov 1, Nov 22, Dec 13 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $42/ month
Instructors: Jan Komori
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

New! Kimberbell Embroidery Club: Kimberbell designs 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. Each month you will complete a different embroidery or in-the-hoop project and focus on a new technique, such as piecing in-the-hoop, Applique, Mylar, Multi-Hooping, Cutwork and Quilting. Kimberbell designs are so cute and have amazing instructions, this club will not disappoint you.
Date – Surrey: Fri Oct 19, Nov 23, Dec 14 10:00am – 12:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Sat Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 17 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $30 + Pattern Included
Instructors: Lori Bandong/ Kerri Sketchley/ Judi Campbell
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Embroidery 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 Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $5.00 plus a Pot Luck item
Date – Chilliwack: Fri Sep 28, Oct 19, Nov 23, Dec 14 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $5.00 plus a Bag Lunch

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: Sat Oct 20 10:00am – 4:00pm – currently a wait list but working on scheduling a second class. Join the waitlist to ensure you get first choice at the new class.
Date – Chilliwack: Thurs Oct 25 10:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Jean Joinson
Fee: $45 + Janome Ruler Set Reg $ 161.50 Order by Oct 1 and pay $124.95
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Easy Zip Wallet: Can we ever have enough wallets? Create this funky wallet using on fabric or scraps from your favourite fabrics. The wallet has three zippered pockets and a zippered closure.
Date – Surrey: Mon Oct 22 10am – 2pm & Nov 5 10am – 12pm
Fee: $45 + Pattern $16.95
Instructor: Carole Hando
Skill Level: Intermediate Quilting Skills

Phoebe – Night or Day: By Needle in Hayes Stack: Do you have a Goddess Ruler or maybe you want to know how it works, then this class is for you. We will make this 90×90″ quilt over 3 classes with a little homework. You will learn how to use the ruler for this quilt and how to use it for your other projects. Using the ruler makes things go together so easily. Make for Christmas like mine or for any occasion. What is Night and Day you may ask. That is the background, either dark or light.
Date – Chilliwack: Mon Oct 22, Nov 12, Dec 3 10:00am 1:00pm
Fee: $90 + Pattern $24.99
Instructor: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Bargello: Learn to do Bargello and make this 20”x50” runner . A fun and easy project you’ll want to make more than just one!
Date – Chilliwack: Thurs Oct 24 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Rinda Armstrong
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Binding Tool Runner: This table runner is the best looking table runner I have made in a long time. I love it and it is easy-peasy. It is easily adaptable for any size table, and fun to choose fabric for. You can use a great print for the centre and co-ordinating fabrics for the rest.
Date – Surrey: Sat Oct 27 11:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $37.50 + binding tool required
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 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: Mon Oct 29 10:00am – 2:00pm & Nov 26 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $60 + pattern $15.95
Instructor: Carole Hando
Skill Level: Intermediate Quilting Skills

Stars Around a Panel: Here is a way to decorate your panel using foundation paper piecing techniques without having to tear your papers off. Bring any panel you have at home or buy one of the many beautiful panels that have come into our store. Quick and fun way to make a quilt with a panel you just couldn’t live without.
Date – Surrey: Tue Oct 30 10:00am – 4:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Tues Nov 6 10:00am 4:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Diana Olson
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Decorative Poinsettia Pillow: Join us to make a Christmas favourite in my house and learn two new techniques! In class, over two sessions you will learn how to make a pillow & create the poinsettia using machine applique technique. Suitable for a beginner quilter.
Date – Surrey: Wed Oct 31 10:00pm – 2:00pm & Wed Nov 14 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $45 Pattern Included
Instructor: Carole Hando
Skill Level: Must have 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

www.tomssewing.com