Upcoming Classes

NEW CLASS – Sewing for your Home with Janome

Pillows, bed linen, table linen ++ using Janome feet and machine features to embellish and renew your home décor. Ruffles; pleats, embellishing, embroidery on towels. A must for those who want to beautify their homes, put their machines to work and not pay top $ for mass produced or dubious quality home décor items.

Date Via Go To Meeting: Sat Mar. 20
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $20
Instructor: Janome Educator
Skill Level: Beginner Sewing 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
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm – 3 spots remaining
Fee: $20
Instructor: Janome Educator
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Quilting Skills
Note: 3 spots remaining

 

NEW DATES – Poppy Garden Flag by Sweet Pea

I don’t know about you but I need a new table runner for spring as I still have the turkey one on my table.  So, using the Sweet Pea design we will complete the panels, either enough to leave it as a flag or extra to do a table runner. 1st class will be to work on a couple of panels, with the 2nd class to finish it off.

Date Via Zoom: Tues Mar. 23 & Apr. 6
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $30 Pattern: $19.95 (pattern not discountable)
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

NEW DATES – Artistic Digitizer Level 1 – 3

This 3 part series, also back by popular demand has an expanded 3 hour class time to allow for more Q&A. Each session will build upon the previous using the same set of designs to achieve different digitizing outcomes so consumers are encouraged to attend all 3 classes. This is a hands-on software learning experience and includes comprehensive notes on the exercises covered during the classes.

Class 1 – Via GoToMeeting: Thursday, Mar. 25
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Class 2 – Via GoToMeeting: Thursday, Apr. 01
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Class 3 – Via GoToMeeting: Thursday, Apr. 08
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $90
Instructor: Janome Educator
Skill Level: Suitable for all

 

NEW CLASS – Artistic Digitizer Level 4 – 5

This two part series, is a continuation of Level 1-3 above so you must complete Level 1-3 before you can take this course. Each session will build upon the previous using the same set of designs to achieve different digitizing outcomes so consumers are encouraged to attend both classes. This is a hands-on software learning experience and includes comprehensive notes on the exercises covered during the classes.

Class 1 – Via GoToMeeting: Friday, Apr. 9
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Class 2 – Via GoToMeeting: Friday, Apr. 16
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $60
Instructor: Janome Educator
Skill Level: Suitable for all

 

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
Time: 10:00am – 11:00pm or 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Fee: N/C
Instructor: Kerri Sketchley/ Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Embroidery Skills

 

All Good Things – 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, Apr. 13th , May 18th & Jun 15
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am or 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $15/ class
Pattern: $249
Instructor: 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
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am or 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $15/ class
Pattern: $59.95
Instructor: 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 & Apr. 26
Time: 9:30am – 12:30am or 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Fee: $45 Pattern: $39.95
Embellishment Kit: $47.95
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

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, Mar. 31, Apr. 7, Apr. 14 & Apr. 21
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $85
Pattern: $10
Instructors: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond
Note: Only two spaces left

 

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

 

Ruler Quilting – Essence of Tradition

This class is only for students who already have the rulers. 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. Must sign up

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

 

Cake TherapyCake 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.

Date Via Zoom: Thursday, Mar. 25
Time: 10am – ?

 

Class Policies – Please Read:

  • To register for any or all of these classes, please call: 604-507-2841 or email: 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 receive your Zoom link 48 hours before class.
  • If you have not received your Zoom link, call: 604-507-2841 or email: info@tomssewing.com

 

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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Website: https://www.tomssewing.com