Upcoming Classes

Disappearing Pinwheel

If you loved the disappearing 9-patch, this pattern is for you. It goes together just as quickly, and looks so complicated your friends will be impressed. This one will be a standard that you make over and over. You can used planned or scrappy, just have good contrast. Each block uses 2 colours.
Date – Surrey: Mon Nov 12 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

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

Kimberbell’s Kitchen

Need to satisfy your sweet tooth and machine embroidery addiction? Come sew with us in Kimberbell’s Kitchen. Make six exclusively sweet projects to bake with in your own kitchen or gift to a fellow baker. Create a delicious chenille hot pad, bread basket, vintage mixer applique apron, and more! Improve your embroidery skills, learn new techniques, and have your cake and stitch it too! In this event you will learn: single-hoop embroidery on a ready-made article, multi hooping, piecing in the hoop, chenilling, embroider a quilted design and so much more. During the 2 days you will make and finish 6 embroidery projects all in the hoop. 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: Tues Nov 20 & Wed Nov 21 10:00am – 5:00pm each day
Event Coordinator: Kerri Sketchley & Lori Bandong
Fee: $229

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 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
Teacher: 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: NEW CLASS Tues Nov 27 10:00am – 4:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Tues Dec 4 10:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Jean Joinson
Fee: $45 + Janome Ruler Set Reg $189.95 or $161.50 if purchased for class
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

Sew 4 Home Makers Janome Club Project #5:

For the holidays and beyond, this set of classic zipper pouches are especially sweet as a set or pick your favorite and make just one. There are three custom embroidery designs formatted to fit each size. With brilliant colors and detailed embroidery, one or more of these beauties would make a lovely gift. Or – here’s a fabulous idea: make something for yourself! Janome club is a great club to learn new techniques on your sewing machine. If you don’t own an embroidery machine you can do this with a printed fabric or test one of our machines. Want it? Make it! Join the Sew4Home Maker’s Club today.
Date – Surrey: Mon Nov 19 & Dec 10 10:00am – 1:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Mon Nov 26 & Dec 10 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $30 + Pattern Included
Instructor: Carole Hando / Diana Olson
Skill Level: Basic Quilting Skills

Getting to Know your Edge Cutter:

This is Part 3 of a three part class where we will get to know the Edge cutter. In this 1st class we will cover the following, Know the parts of the machine, care of your mats, prepping your fabric, How to get started with the Simple Cut program, and cutting. This class is required before taking class 2 and 3 (coming next semester).
Date – Surrey: Thurs Nov 22 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $15
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting & Embroidery Skills

Patchabilities or Mouse Blanket

I love these little applique patterns. They are festive and fun and easy to do. Choose a pattern and use fusible web to get it together in record time. Then add any combination of decorative buttons, and/or stitching and embellishing if you want.
Date – Surrey: Thurs Dec 6 10:00pm – 3:00pm
Fee: $ 37.50 + Pattern
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Planning a Panel

So you have this wonderful panel – Now what? Panels can be used as the start of an amazing one of a kind quilt. By adding pieced and plain rows and borders, a panel can become an amazing quilt. Some panels are so beautiful, they look almost like paintings and can be enhanced and enlarged with some simple techniques. Bring your panel and we will make individual plans that will be easy to follow and give you striking results.
Date – Surrey: Sat Dec 8 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

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 Dec 7 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $5.00 plus a Pot Luck item
Date – Chilliwack: Fri 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.
Chilliwack: Wed Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
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