Upcoming Classes

 

Kimberbell Vintage Flora

This is a brand new four-hour Spark Event designed to introduce even the beginner to embroidery. Attendees will get to make two classy projects: a coin clutch (choose between two styles!) and a simply elegant zipper pouch. Price includes a kit with fabric, project supplies and stabilizer. This is fun if you have never embroidered or are an experienced embroiderer.
Event Coordinator: Kerri Sketchley & Lori Bandong
Fee: $75
Dates – Surrey: Monday, Jan 20 or Monday, Mar 2, 10:00am – 2:00pm each day

 

Ruler Quilting – Essence of Tradition

This is the Ultimate Quilting with Templates Class. Get inspired to finish all your quilt tops at home with the “Essence of Tradition Design Club.” You can sign up to pick up your package each Monday,th or add the class for additional help. In class we will ruler quilt 1 block of a quilt each Monday,th. If you choose to do the whole year you will have a full quilt at the end of the class. The full year class includes: 13 Traditional Block Patterns, 50+ Quilting Designs (4 per block),13 Westalee Design Templates (avalable in Low shank, High shank or Long Arm Thicknesses), 13 Instructional Videos, Notebook with Design Tools & Patterns. This package is valued at $850. Must sign up
Dates – Surrey: Friday, Jan 24, Feb 28, Apr 3, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 28, Sep 25, Oct 23, Nov 27, Dec 18 10:00am – 1:00pm
Dates – Chilliwack: Pick up only: Friday, Jan 24, Feb 28, Apr 3, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 28, Sep 25, Oct 23, Nov 27, Dec 18
Fee: $23/Month (must sign up quarterly)
Ruler Package and Quilt Pattern: $455 for a Year or $195 for a Quarter
Instructors: Rita Steeple/Tom Sketchley
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

 

Meadow Mixer

Join Certified Quiltworx instructor Julie Faulkner in making a Meadow Mixer Quilt. It includes predesigned patterns – Sedona, Kentucky Spirits, The OK Corral as well as options containing multiple sections referred to as Groups e.g A, B etc to design your own quilt. These Group sizes have been standardized so that you can use interchangeable blocks in each space. The Introduction booklet includes all of the information that is comMonday, to any combination of Group blocks, including how to find corrections, general pattern information, supply lists and the final assembly steps (which are the same regardless of how you combine the interchanging blocks). Julie will work with each student to help them customize the units that they want to use in their quilt and the assembly of them to create a quilt that is unique to them. This quilt will be taught over 4 months in a technique of the month style.
Dates – Chilliwack: Saturday, Feb 1, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $65/Month + Pattern
Instructor: Julie Faulkner (Quiltworx Certified Instructor)
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

 

SEWING CLASSES

Love Your Serger/Chemo Caps

Learn to love your serger and use it to sew hats for cancer patients. In this one day workshop-style course we will be covering Threading, Tensions, and Trouble Shooting as well as the many uses of your machine. Then we will use our new found confidence to sew hats to donate to the Surrey Cancer Clinic.
Date – Surrey: Tuesday, Jan 14 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 50 + $4 Kit Fee
Instructor: Diana Consell
Skill Level: Must have Basic Sewing Skills

 

Family Alphabet Quilt

This wonderful quilt by OESD will make a cute family keepsake. Over the course of 5 classes we will break the quilt down into sections, working on each section at a time. During class time we will work in sewing some blocks and going over tips and tricks to complete the section, with the final class being about putting it all together. Not all blocks will be completed in class, so some home time will be needed to work on the quilt. Come join in the fun of complete your family Alphabet. Basic Embroidery and Quilting skills required.
Dates – Surrey: Tuesday, Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 31, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $ 67.50 + pattern $58.50
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner Embroidery

 

Over the Edge Applique

Love the look, but not ready to try it out on your own. Join me in learning this technique with Kimberbell’s spring and summer over the edge CD. In this class we will create a tea towel with the three flowers below the edge of the towel. Can be made to match the Placemat.
Date – Surrey: Wednesday, Jan 22, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $ 23 + pattern $51.95
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Basic Embroidery

 

No Peeky Nine Patch Cow (Black and White Setting)

Yes, I know we’ve done so many no peekies, but this is a great way to set those little nine patches. To start, cut a zillion 2 1/2 inch squares. We put them all in a bag, mix them up, and pull them out by the handful and sew them into the nine patches. When you have enough, we assemble them into a dynamic on point setting. Some call this a free quilt because you are using scraps for the main part of it. You only need to add the setting fabric to make a beautiful top. You can use black and white like the sample or pick any other 2 colours. High contrast works great. . Sample will be 59.5 x 75.5 before borders and uses almost 600 2.5 inch squares. You must have your squares cut prior to the class. Great fun for everyone.
Dates – Surrey: Friday, Jan 17 & 31, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

 

Delectable Mountains – Buzz Saw

Using the Delectable Mountains technique, this modified version looks very difficult. Surprise! It’s not. Scrappy or planned, you can make as many blocks as you want for any sized quilt. Each buzz saw takes 4 blocks but maybe there are other arrangements to try. I made 48 blocks to make a 45 x 60 quilt before borders.
Dates – Surrey: Saturday, Jan 18, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

 

Card Tricks

Are you just starting to quilt or need to brush up on your skills? This seven-week class will take you through choosing fabrics, rotary cutting, piecing blocks, joining blocks, adding borders, sandwiching and basting, basics of machine quilting and binding and labeling. This fun quilt looks much more complicated than it is and will teach you everything you need to know to move on to more advanced projects.
Dates – Surrey: Monday, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 16, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $105
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Placemats

Create an elegant table setting with just 2 fabrics. This has proven to be the designer’s best selling pattern. Thanks to the fact of partial seams it is easy and quick to construct. You won’t be able to stop at 1.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Jan 25, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 50 + pattern $12.95
Instructor: Irene Harvalias
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

 

Mats, Baskets and Bags

Learn to use this versatile technique to make any of these projects. Use a ready-made jelly roll or use up scraps. In this class you choose the project. Make a new summer bag, a floor mat or small baskets for gifts etc. NOTE: We will only have time in class for one project of your choice.
Dates – Surrey: Wednesday, Jan 29, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Intermediate

Apple for the Teacher

I originally designed this little cutie for a Friday,end who was, of course, a teacher. I borrowed, it back so many times to teach it, I finally made a second one for myself. It goes together fairly quickly. You have design choices or follow my sample with mitred corners.
Date – Surrey: Thursday,s Jan 30, Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

 

Luck O’ The Gnome

The New Kimberbell Pillow is out. This dimensional pillow has your pot of gold, glitter hats, ribbon flowers and more. In class we will play around with the dimensional blocks to really make them fun and stand out. This pillow will be done over two classes, the 1st to work on key blocks and the 2nd to put the pillow together. Must have basic Embroidery and Quilting Skills.
Date – Surrey: Wednesday, Feb 5 & Mar 4, Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $ 45 + pattern $34.95
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Basic Embroidery

 

Labyrinth

Do you have a panel you love but, don’t have a pattern to showcase it properly? Please, come and join me using your panel and matching fabric doing this pattern that is fast and fun to do.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Feb 1, Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 45 + Pattern $15
Instructor: Sandi Bajcar
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Colour Theory Class

Explore the world of colour. Learn about colour, how to read a colour wheel and why it’s a helpful tool for quilters to have. Learn how gray plays a role in colour theory and how to use it. In this class you will create a colour wheel with matching gray scale.
Date – Chilliwack: Tuesday, Feb 4, 18, Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $ 45 + $20 kit fee paid to teacher
Instructor: Marilyn Jones
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Jazzed Four-Patch

This pattern looks like a lot of work, cutting and sewing tiny pieces. But, here’s the scoop. Start with a normal everyday four patch, cut it up a little and re-assemble it to make a block that looks sooooo complicated. Use a strip cutting ruler, and this will be one of your go-to patterns.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Feb 8, Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have basic quilting skills

Binding Class

You are almost finished, just binding to do. All machine work to attach and stitch down or choose a hand slip stitch if you prefer. Mitered corners appear as if by magic. Easy start and finish. As a bonus, I will also teach you how to make two colour binding, one colour on the front and one on the back. More magic.
Date – Surrey: Wednesday, Feb 12, Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $23
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

 

Jellyroll Plus

Jellyroll plus is a super fast quilt, you may be able to finish the top in one day. You’ll be able to whip up a special gift for a Friday,end or for yourself in no time. This is a great class to work on improving the accuracy of your 1/4″ seams, you will find them friendlier by the time you’ve completed this project. This is a great project for a beginner as well as for those with more experience.
Date – Surrey: Friday, Feb 14, Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $ 30
Instructor: Leigh Burton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

 

Chenille Class

Learn how to make chenille as fabric, a quilt or a wall hanging. In this class you will learn the basics of creating chenille by making a cushion cover or small wall hanging. Then learn the different configurations of stitching to give different looks.
Date – Chilliwack: Friday, Feb 14, Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $ 30
Instructor: Marilyn Jones
Skill Level: Basic Quilting Supplies

 

Square Pegs

This is another beautiful quilt where the pattern really shows up when the blocks are put together. This one goes on point so a background colour contrasts to the pattern. You can use pre-cut strips or cut your own colours.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Feb 15, Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 45 + pattern $14.95
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have basic quilting skills

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, 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. There are NO FEES for these sessions, but great deals if you want to take things home.
Dates – Surrey: Thursday, Jan 23, Feb 20, Mar 19, 10:00am – 11:00am
Dates – Chilliwack: Thursday, Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 12, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Fee: N/C
Teacher: Kerri Sketchley/Lori Bandong/Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Embroidery Skills

 

Cake Therapy and Beyond

We have found a new idea and have put together a whole new line up of fun classes and patterns this next session of 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 great deals if you want to take things home. 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.
Date – Surrey: Thursday, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Date – Chilliwack: Wednesday, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 19, Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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.
Dates – Surrey: Friday, Jan 10, Mar 20, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $5.00 plus a Pot Luck item
Dates – Chilliwack: Friday, Jan 24, Feb 28, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $5.00 plus a Bag Lunch

 

Embroidery Retreat

Would you like to spend the day in the company of other embroiders, away from the distractions at home? Then you need to sign up for one of our Embroidery Retreats. We will provide a friendly work area. All you have to do is bring a Bag Lunch and a project(s) you would like to work on.
Date – Chilliwack: Wednesday, Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 25, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $5 plus a Bag Lunch

 

Class Policies and Procedures:

  • Registration required for all classes
  • Payment required at time of registration. Phone registration taken with credit card payment
  • Cancellations must be made 4 business days prior to class for a full refund
  • We reserve the right to cancel a class 48 hours before class, with full refund, if registration is too low.
  • Please ensure you have your supply lists and all supplies before class.
  • No babies, children or guests in class
  • If you do not have supply list 7 days before class, please call the store
  • Due to allergies please refrain from wearing perfume or other scents in the classroom.

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