Classes Next Week. Don’t Miss Out!

Notion Commotion for Quilters

An excellent opportunity to learn about Janome machine quilting; feet and accessories. Have you wondered how to continue once you have the top all pieced? This class will walk you through the process from piecing to binding: Watch demos, ask questions, put your Janome machines and tools to good use. A great skill builder learning opportunity. Class taught online using on “Go To Meeting:” The class will be taught by Janome educator Amanda Brown

Date: GoToMeeting: Monday, Nov. 2 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $10
Instructor: Amanda Brown – Janome Educator
Skill Level: Suitable for all

 

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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: Friday, Nov. 13 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $23 + binding tool required
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Sampler Quilt – Drunkards Path. (sewing curves)

This is one of the patterns that I absolutely love doing! There are an amazing amount of variations using one basic block. If you’ve been avoiding quilt patterns that use curved piecing techniques then this is the class for you. You can take the class as part of the sampler quilt series or just take one class and make the amazing quilt pattern below.

Each month will feature a different traditional quilt block. Throughout this series we will explore blocks which feature curved piecing, appliqué, paper piecing, use of templates, folded fabric, half square triangles and flying geese, or a combination of techniques . This is an opportunity to learn a variety of traditional quilting techniques, which you may have not previously explored. Take one class in a technique repeat the block and make a quilt or take the entire series of nine classes and complete a sampler quilt. The final class in this series will focus on the use of filler blocks to complete your quilt. Note: not all blocks shown in the sample will be taught in class.

Dates – Zoom: Wednesday, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $15/ Month – sign up for 1 or sign up for the quarter
Instructors: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

 

Silver Bells Ornaments

Transform your tree with ornamental elegance! Soon it will be Christmas Day, so get your silver bells ready and turn your tree into a magical embroidered creation with these 24 freestanding lace and applique ornaments. Sign up by Oct 15 and get the pattern for $49.95

Date – Zoom: Tuesday, Nov. 17 10:00am – 12:00pm or 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $15 + pattern $97.95
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Must have Basic Embroidery Skills

 

Using Your Janome To Make Gifts – Class A
Sewing Gifts for the Food Fanatic with Janome

Class A: Sewing Gifts for the Food Fanatic with Janome in which we use the Janome MC550E and Continental M7 to show Host/ess and other gifts from personalized embroidered tea towels (using feet like the couching & beading feet) to using the Quilt Binder set to cute embroidered mug rugs……lots of ideas to put your Janome machines and feet to work and make your foodie Friday,ends smile!

Date – GoToMeeting: Monday, Nov. 16 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $10
Instructor: Amanda Brown – Janome Educator
Skill Level: Suitable for all

 

Don’t Miss These Other Great Classes

 

Joy Wall Hanging

If you liked the Boo wall hanging and would like to do one for a different season then join me for this “Joy” wall hanging. In class, we will discuss fabric choices, cover stabilizing and sew out one letter. This Christmas themed “JOY” wall hanging can be made in the 5×7, 6×10 or 7×12 size hoop. This is an ITH (in the hoop) machine embroidery design. There are three different blocks included in the wall hanger; J, O and Y. The blocks are linked together using ribbons or strings.

Date – Zoom: Friday, Nov. 20 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $15 + pattern $12.95 (No discounts)
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Must Have Basic Embroidery Skills

 

Noel’s Quilted Stocking

Kimberbell has some amazing stockings out now….all done in the hoop. Join me for class where we will talk fabric options, sew one out and maybe even talk a little how to expand on the concept

Pattern includes O Tannenbaum, Pinecones & Holly Berries, Jolly St. Nick, and Deck the Halls. Stitch four sizes in 5×7, 6×10, 8×12, and 9×14

Date – Zoom: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $23 + Pattern $51.49
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Must have Basic Embroidery Skills

 

New! 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 an online embroidery club and demo a new technique each Monday,th. Patterns will be loaded onto USB sticks and available to pick up after the club. We will not be sewing during this club, but we will be demoing 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 to attend.

Join our show and tell. Email a picture of what you have been making to dblori@telus.net and put Kimberbell Club in the subject.

Date – Zoom: Thursday, Oct 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 10 10:00am – 11:00pm or 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Fee: N/C
Teacher: Kerri Sketchley/ Lori Bandong / Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Embroidery Skills

 

Tied up with a Bow

The minute I saw this pattern, I knew I had to make it. The cutest placemat ever. Mine is pink and blue like the picture in the pattern, but I also want to make them in Christmas colours. The bow is perfect for that. It is done with fusible web applique and goes together easily. A rayon Saturday,in stitch finishes the project nicely and gives it a nice shine.

Date – Zoom: Saturday, Nov. 21 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $ 23 + Pattern $16.95
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

 

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(available in Low shank, High shank or Long Arm Thicknesses), 13 Instructional Videos, Notebook with Design Tools & Patterns. This package is valued at $850. Sign-up is a must.

Dates – Zoom: Friday, Oct 9, Oct 30, Nov. 27, Dec. 18 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $23/ Month (must sign up quarterly)
Instructors: Rita Steeple/ Tom Sketchley
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

 

Flying Geese by the Bunch

This is a 2 hour technique class. Learn how to quickly make a flock of Flying geese for rows or borders. A pieced border can sometimes be the finishing touch needed and flying geese will work up to any size.

Date – Surrey: Tuesday, Nov. 24 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $15
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

 

Stockings

It’s that time again to think about our Christmas sewing. Every year, we make stockings for the Christmas Bureau, and they are very well received. These stocking are also great for Friday,ends and family. My family is always evolving, so I keep making stockings. They are fun to make and always turn out great. I will teach you to make a pieced front and we will do the assembly in the second session. Beginners welcome, rotary cutting skills an asset.

Date – Surrey: Saturday, Dec. 5 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $23
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Potato Bag

Here is another great last minute gift that is easy to make and delightful to receive. I gave them out a couple of years ago and have had repeat requests for them ever since. I use them for sweet potatoes as well. You won’t be able to make just one.

Date – Surrey: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $15
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Cake TherapyCake Therapy and Beyond

We have found a new idea and are going to try it as a Facebook session. If you haven’t already attended Cake Therapy, then it’s time you did and find out what you are missing. If you are a beginner quilter or advanced quilter you will have fun learning and sharing different techniques. There are NO FEES for these sessions, but great deals if you want to take things home. Usually we have cake so you will all have to all sit with your piece of cake while you watch. Join our show and tell by sending pictures of what you made to dblori@telus.net

Facebook Event:

  • Thursday,s Oct 22 10am
  • Thursday,s Nov. 26 10am
  • Thursday,s Dec. 17 10am

 

Using Your Janome To Make Gifts – Class B
Sewing Elegant Eco-Friday, Endly Gifts With Janome

There has been a strong switch to using more eco-Friday,endly items. We show you how you can use your Janome machines and feet to help you make the switch: reusable gift wrapping; plant pot cozy; & table napkins; upcycled tote bag; eco-Friday,endly make up removal pads and more ……. Put your Janome machines to work for the good of our environment!

Date – GoToMeeting: Monday, Nov. 23 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $10
Instructor: Erin Aumack – Janome Educator
Skill Level: Suitable for all

 

Janome Sergers

What does a Janome serger machine offer? How to thread up, different stitch options, hints and tips, feet and accessories, project ideas. This topic is presented in a series of 3 online classes for sergers as there is a lot of content to cover. Discover how to thread up a Janome serger; different stitch program demo’s; see optional accessories in action and absorb plenty of hints and tips for serger success.

Class 1 Date: GoToMeeting: Friday, Nov. 5 10:00am – 12:00pm
Class 2: Date: GoToMeeting: Friday, Nov. 12 10:00am – 12:00pm
Class 3: Date: GoToMeeting: Friday, Nov. 19 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $10 each session
Instructor: Erin Aumack or Celine Ross – Janome Educator
Skill Level: Suitable for all

 

 

Janome Coverhem:

What does a Janome coverhem machine offer? How to thread up, different stitch options, hints and tips, feet and accessories, project ideas. This topic is presented in a series of 3 online classes for Coverhems as there is a lot of content to cover. We think shorter sessions of good, solid information and promotion is the best way to go for this new online format of Janome education events. Discover how to thread up a Janome a Coverpro; different stitch program demo’s; see optional accessories in action and absorb plenty of hints and tips for coverhem success.

Class 1 Date – GoToMeeting: Monday, Jan 11 10:00am – 12:00pm
Class 2: Date – GoToMeeting: Monday, Jan 18 10:00am – 12:00pm
Class 3: Date – GoToMeeting: Monday, Jan 25 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $10 each session
Instructor: Celine Ross – Janome Educator
Skill Level: Suitable for all

Sign up now or one or all these wonderful classes by calling Tom’s Sewing Centre at 604-507-2841.

 

Jamone Educators

Celine Ross

Celine Ross is our educator who lives in Quebec and also sews on a wide range of different Janome machines from embroidery models to sergers etc. Celine supports our French speaking dealers and customers and also writes the French blog Vie Janome – we translate some of her posts and make these available on janomelife in English. Celine’s specialty is software, machine embroidery and garment sewing.

 

Erin Aumack

Erin Aumack – aka janomegirl – is our educator who lives in Alberta & joined us in early 2018. She is proving to be a prolific blog writer and videographer + sample sewer as she works on her Janome MC15000, iPad and sergers. Erin is also a whizz with the Janome Skyline S9 as she has that until a recent upgrade to the Janome Horizon MC15000. Check out her recent 5 Part series on quilting with your domestic sewing machine as well as the 2 highly popular posts on sewing Lingerie: lace bralette and panties. Both were shared and liked across janomelife, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Find her at sewing and quilting shows and dealers’ stores.

 

Amanada Brown

Sewing wasn’t always a part of Amanda’s career path but when she was expecting her first child and Dec.ided to make a blanket, her whole world changed. After falling in love with a quilt in the local sewing store, Amanda signed up for her first quilt class and has never looked back. In 2011 she started Fabric Heart, a custom quilt company, and in 2018 founded the Canadian Modern Quilt Collective. Amanda is an enthusiastic teacher and loves sharing all her sewing knowledge!

 

Class Procedures:

  • Registration required for all classes
  • One participant per Class Fee, even if sharing Zoom link.
  • 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.
  • If you do not have supply list 7 days before class, please call the store
  • Please have Zoom loaded on your device prior to the beginning of class.
  • You should have your Zoom link 48 hours before class.

Tom’s Sewing Centre
Open Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm & Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm
#102 – 8338 – 120th St
Surrey, BC
604-507-2841

Countryfolk Fabric
New Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm
#5 – 45802 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC
604-824-5643

Burnaby Sewing Centre
Open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
6190 Kingsway Ave
Burnaby, BC
604-437-1633

Email: info@tomssewing.com

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