Upcoming Classes

 

Babylock Serger Make ‘n Take Event

Donna Robinson from Babylock is coming in to show us all about the amazing Babylock Sergers while making a fun project. Have you wanted to learn why Baylock sergers are so famous for being easy to use. Limited Seating so call to book your spot.
Date – Surrey: Fri Oct 26 10:00pm – 12:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Fri Nov 2 10:00am – 12:00pm
Instructor: Donna Robinson – Babylock Sales Rep
Fee: $10
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

Babylock Embroidery Machine Make ‘n Take Event

Donna Robinson from Babylock is coming in to teach us all about the versatility of Babylock Embroidery machines while making a fun project. Have you been thinking about a Babylock Embroidery Machine? This event will give you the opportunity to test drive a few machines. Limited seating so call to book your spot.
Date – Surrey: Fri Oct 26 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Fri Nov 2 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Instructor: Donna Robinson – Babylock Sales Rep
Fee: $10
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

Sew 4 Home Makers Janome Club Project #3 – Backpack

This handy bag/ backpack can be used as a diaper bag or everyday use backpack. Life is busy, why tie up your hands carrying a bag when you can use a backpack! This beautiful bag finishes at 16” high x 12” wide x 6” deep and can be worn as a backpack or hand carried. The project features two different presser feet: Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot and Zipper Foot, as well as the AcuFeed™ Flex Fabric Feeding System. In class you will learn to create adjustable webbing straps with decorative stitching accents, an inset base, corded handles, an exposed zipper pocket, and a lining with flat and elastic pockets. We will also work with an assortment of professional hardware. The bag has 5 exterior pockets, 5 lining pockets and adjustable straps that are removable. Want it? Make it! Join the Sew4Home Maker’s Club today. Available only at participating Janome or Elna Dealers.
Date: Wed Oct 31 & Nov 28 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $45 + Pattern Included
Teacher: Carole Hando
Skill Level: Basic Quilting Skills

NEW DATES – 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: Wed Oct 30 & Thurs Nov 8 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

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

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

Sashing Stars

Using the Marti and Me template, this wall hanging is s wonderful way to use a big beautiful prints that you don’t want to cut small. It is fun and really pretty. The stars look more complicated than they are, but the the Marti sashing stars templates make short work of them. Templates recommended.
Date – Surrey: Sat Nov 10 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Walking Foot Quilting

How do you know where to quilt? Choosing patterns and planning what to do can be easier than you think. Using your walking foot is the easiest way to finish quilting some of those tops we all have. We will discuss threads and tips and tricks. Bring a quilt already basted with pins, thread or spray baste, and we will make a plan for it and get it underway.
Date – Surrey: Fri Nov 16 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $ 30
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

My Little Christmas Tree

Create this simple little Christmas tree wall hanging with fusible machine applique techniques & using only two fabrics. Some pre-class preparation required. Basic quilting & rotary cutting skills required, suitable for a beginner. Pattern included in class cost.
Date – Surrey: Sat Nov 17 10am – 2pm
Fee: $30
Instructor: Carole Hando
Skill Level: beginner & 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

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


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


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