Upcoming Classes

Welcome Autumn – An EMB Multi-Hooping Project

In this class we are going to learn how to complete a project that is too large to do in one hooping– thus you need to measure and place multiple markings on the project for multiple hoopings. The project we will be doing is Kimberbell’s bench pillow “Welcome Autumn”. This pillow gives us plenty of opportunity to practice multi-hooping and we will also get to work with some other mediums. By the end of the class you can then take your new skill and apply it to other multi-hooping projects.
Date – Surrey: Friday, Feb 8 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45 + Pattern $41.95
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Must have basic sewing and embroidery skills

Saving and Moving your Embroidery Designs

Are you having trouble downloading designs or saving files to your USB stick. Come and learn how to save a file on your computer and move your file to a USB stick. Each student needs to have a working computer, USB stick and a mouse.
Date – Surrey: Tuesday, Feb 5 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $15
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Must have Basic Embroidery Skills

Hoppy Easter Bench Pillow

Peek-a-boo bunnies and downy chicks join the parade of pretty pastels for Kimberbell’s newest release in there popular Bench Pillow Series. The “Hoppy” Easter Bench Pillow features pieced and appliqued blocks with darling dimensional elements. We love the glitter eggs and fringed fluff for wings on the just-hatched chicks. Floppy bunny ears are stitched separately, then attached to each adorable face under the applique. Sprouting copper carrots are made from glitter applique too, with loops of green ribbon forming the carrot tops. This is a real fun project.
Date – Surrey: Tuesday, Feb 19 10:00pm – 2:00pm & Mar 5 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $45 + Pattern $34.95
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Must have basic sewing and embroidery skills

Bim Bam Boom – Quick No Plan Kid Quilt

I always seem to need a kid’s quilt and have a lot of them underway. Haven’t we all collected great fabrics with no specific plans to use them? And aren’t they all different scales? We can cut them to a few basic sizes and fill in with a bright cheerful background colour and Bim Bam Boom – a quilt top ready for quilting for that special little someone.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Feb 9 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must Basic Quilting Skills

Running with Scissors Tool Case

This class will give you the opportunity to learn several different skills such as creating mesh and vinyl pockets as well as inserting zippers that will hold all your favourite notions. It also has two exterior zippered pockets . I know everyone dislikes zippers but these are easy once you learn the technique!! This tool case would be a wonderful addition to your sewing accessories & if you made the Stand up Tote it works as a companion case.
Date – Surrey: Monday, Feb 11 10:00am – 2:00pm & Mon Mar 11 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $45 Pattern $12.95
Instructor: Carole Hando
Skill Level: Must have Intermediate Sewing/ Quilting Skills

Hand Look Quilt Stitch

Do you want the look of hand quilting paired with the speed of machine quilting? This is the perfect combination. Using a combination of cotton thread and invisible thread, you can let your machine do the work. Bring a small sandwiched project and see how it works.
Date – Surrey: Thursday, Feb 14 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $15
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

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, Feb 15 10:00am – 3:00pm
Fee: $37.50 + binding tool required
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Have Your Cake and Quilt It Too!

Here’s one of my latest favourite patterns. You use about half a layer cake, a stopper between your “slices” and a border, and it goes together lickety split. If you have “cake leftovers” it’s a great way to use them up…or you can just use fabrics from your “stash” that go together. Just cut them up into ten inch squares.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Feb 23 11:00am – 5:00pm
Fee: $50
Instructor: Irene Harvalias
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

“Twisted” Quilt As You Go

Limiting yourself to lap quilts? Learn to quilt your own double, queen and king size quilts on your domestic machine. Bring in your completed quilt blocks and learn how to use this technique to complete your quilts.
Date – Surrey: Wednesday, Feb 27 10:00pm – 4:00pm
Fee: $ 45
Instructor: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting 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 a social embroidery club and demo a new technique each month. Bring your USB to have new designs loaded each month. We will not be sewing during this club, just 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.
Date – Surrey: Thursday, Jan 17, Feb 7, Mar 7 10:00am – 11:00pm
Fee: N/C
Teachers: Kerri Sketchley/ Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Embroidery Skills

Sisterhood Retreats Embroidery Club

Welcome to another year of Hoopsisters Club. This year we have some really fun projects that you will create with the combination of your EMB machine and your sewing machine. This 1st quarter our themes with be “Laundry” – Wall hanging, laundry mesh bags and 3D clothes peg holder; “Easter” – 3D Bunny, 3D Easter Egg and Easter Egg Table Runner; “Spring” – Garden apron, Terra Cotta Pot Cover, and this seasons 3D Tree Wall Hanging. For this season, it will be a Cherry Blossom Tree. In class we will start the project, go over tips on how to finish the project. Some projects will be covered over the course of 2 classes.
Dates – Surrey: Wednesday, Jan 23, Feb 20, Mar 20 10:00am – 1:00pm
Dates – Chilliwack: Tuesday, Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar26 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $21 each session (must sign up for the whole term)
Pattern Fee: $9.95 each session
Instructors: Lori Bandong/ Kerri Sketchley/ Jan Komori
Skill Level: Basic Embroidery and Sewing Skills

Hoopsisters Fleur De Lis Quilt

The 2019 Block of the Month is Fleur de Lis. If you have an embroidery machine with an embroidery field of 5” or more, you will have so much fun making this quilt. All the piecing and quilting are in the hoop of your embroidery machine. There are 5 sizes to choose from ranging from 5” to 9”. Depending on your embroidery field and desired quilt size, you can make a wall hanging to King size quilt. This class is a great way to get to know your embroidery machine and make an amazing quilt. The block of the month will run from Jan to Jun.
Dates – Surrey: Friday, Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 29, Apr 26, May 24, Jun 21 10:00am – 12:00pm
Dates – Chilliwack: Friday, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, Jun 14 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $35/ month for the pattern
Instructors: Kerri Sketchley/ Diana Olson
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

New Date!  Log Cabin Star

I just love my log cabins. This one is made from gorgeous Christmas prints but of course, you can use any colours for yours. Just make sure you have contrast to your background colour so your star can really shine. There are some special log cabin blocks in the center for some extra interest. Pre-cut your strips if you want to get a jump start on the day and learn an easy way to make your log cabin block.
Date – Surrey: Saturday, Apr 6 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Cindy Newton
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Tom’s Sewing Centre
#102 – 8338 – 120th St
Surrey, BC

Countryfolk Fabric
#5 – 45802 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC