Upcoming Classes

NEW!! Intro to Walking Foot Quilting

Intro to Walking Foot Quilting with Melissa Marginet, Janome Artisan and author of Walking Foot Quilting Designs & Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs.

Melissa will guide you through quilting a small quilt with your walking foot. You will learn the basic skills of walking foot quilting and plenty of tips and tricks to help you along the way to quilting all your own quilts on your home sewing machine.

Directions to make the small quilt are included with the class supply list.

Date (Via Go to Meeting): Tuesday, Mar. 23 11:am – 2pm
Fee: $30
Teacher: Melissa Marginet
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Quilting Skills


NEW!! Ruler Quilting Demo

Learn to rule your quilting designs using rulers to guide you and create wonderful designs on a domestic sewing machine. This class is for beginners to ruler ruler quilting.

Date (Via Go to Meeting): Wednesday, Mar. 24 11:am – 1pm
Fee: $20
Teacher: Janome Educator
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Quilting Skills


New! Kimberbell Social Embroidery Club,
And Now Kimberbell Blanks 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 month. 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 (Via Zoom): Mar. 18 10:00am – 11:00pm or 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Fee: N/C
Teacher: Kerri Sketchley/ Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Embroidery Skills


All Good Things – Hoopsisters Block of the Month

Hoopsisters has changed things up this year with their block of the month. Titled “All Good Things” – each block has a theme such as Vineyard, Love Notes and Farm Fresh to name a few. Each block can be finished on its own to create a cute wall hanging that can be changed out throughout the year or given as gifts or you can sew them all together to get the “All Good Things” quilt. Each month we will cover some tips and tricks to complete the block and spend some time sewing it together.

Date (Via Zoom): Tuesday, Feb. 16th, Mar. 16th, Apr. 13th , May 18th, Jun 15 – 9:30am – 11:30am or 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $15/ class Pattern: $249
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill


Hoopsisters “All Good Things”

Small projects for around the house. In addition to the quilt blocks, Hoopsisters has created some really cute ITH projects for around the house. Each month has different themes and different projects. The 1st three themes are “Farmhouse”, “Wine Down” and “Tidy Task”. Sign up for 1 or sign up for all 3.

Date (Via Zoom): Thursday, Feb. 4th, Mar. 4th – 9:30am – 11:30am or 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $15/ class
Pattern: $59.95
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill


Main Street Celebration Bench Pillow

Kimberbell has a new bench pillow coming out – Main Street Celebration. If you have not had a chance to do a pillow yet, or can’t wait to do a new one, then join the fun – don’t let the USA feel deter you….we will find fun ways to make it Canadian plus the embellishment kit comes with a Canadian Flag.

Date (Via Zoom): Monday, Apr. 5 & 26 – 9:30am – 12:30am or 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Fee: $45
Pattern: $39.95,
Embellishment Kit $47.95
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill


Learn to Use your Sewing Machine

Did you get a new sewing machine? Has it been a long time since you sewed? This class is for you. We will start from the beginning on setting up your machine to sewing with ease. Do you want to know what all those feet in the box do? This class is free to anyone who purchased their machine from Tom’s Sewing, Countryfolk Fabric or Burnaby Sewing.

Date (Via Zoom): Monday, Mar. 1 & Mar. 8 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $15
Kit Fee: $5
Teacher: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner


NEW DATES – Beginner Quilting

Are you just starting to quilt or need to brush up on your skills? This 5 week class will take you through 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 (Via Zoom): Wednesday, Mar. 24, 31, Apr. 7, 14, 21 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $85
Pattern: $10
Instructors: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


Floating Gems

One of those great patterns if you’re a Beginning Quilter or have a few Quilts under your belt! This is has become a “go to” pattern as it’s easy to size up to a bed sized quilt or size down for a New born. I’ve already made a few.

Dates (VIa Zoom) Friday, Mar. 12 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $21
Pattern: $12.95
Instructors: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


Celebration Star

I just wanted a fresh Table Topper and couldn’t resist playing with this pattern. It’s using one the first paper pieced pattern I learned. Paper piecing is a fantastic technique to achieve those “sharp points “. You can stop at just the centre or do as I did add a few more blocks. A Fun Little Quilt.

Dates: Zoom: Wednesday, Mar. 31 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $21
Instructors: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


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 month or add the class for additional help. In class we will ruler quilt 1 block of a quilt each month. 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 ups are a must.

Dates (Via Zoom): Friday, Feb. 26, Mar. 26, Apr. 23 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $23/ month (must sign up quarterly)
Instructors: Rita Steeple/ Tom Sketchley
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


Cake Therapy and Beyond

We are changing Cake Therapy up a bit again and all classes will be held on Zoom with Countryfolk’s amazing Lynne Thiessen. 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 nannylynne.lt@gmail.com.

Zoom Event:
Thursday, Feb. 25 10am
Thursday, Mar. 25 10am

Please Note:

  • To Register for classes call 604-507-2841 or email us at info@tomssewing.com
  • 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 or Go To Meeting loaded on your device prior to the beginning of class.
  • You should have your Zoom link 48 hours before class.
  • We are experiencing high call and email volume. If you send an email we will try to get back to you before the end of the day. If you leave a message we will do our best to get back to you in 24 hours.

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

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

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

Email: info@tomssewing.com

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