Studio Stitch Classes

Please join us for some of our great upcoming classes.  We have some great teachers and projects lined up to teach and inspire you!  Be sure to sign up soon as our classes fill up quickly. 

Studio Stitch Class Information

Class Guidelines

All classes at Studio Stitch require registration prior to the day of class.  Please call, e-mail, or register in person with a staff member.  All class fees should be paid in full upon registration.  Any class supply lists and/or special instructions should be supplied upon registration.  Please make sure you pick them up when you register.  Classroom machines are available upon request, a $5.00/day fee will be added to the cost of Class.  Student should be prepared to provide their own thread.  Please contact us if you are unsure what type of thread is required for your class.

Class Cancellation:
Studio Stitch reserves the right to cancel any class (including mastery classes) if the minimum enrollment is not met.  Our rule of thumb is to make the final call (based on enrollment) one week prior to the start date of class.  We will do our best to let each of our students know if a class has been canceled, but ultimately it is the customer’s responsibility to check with Studio Stitch to confirm the class has made.  If a class is canceled by Studio Stitch and/or teacher due to low enrollment student will get full refund or store credit of class fee.  If a class is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances including illness, weather, etc we will do our best to reschedule at a later date.   If a student should need to cancel or drop out of a class they will get full refund if they let Studio Stitch know at least one week prior to class start date.  There is no refund if student cancels within the week before class.


Sit and Sew Every Wednesday!!

We will continue to have Sit and Sew every Wednesday during this quarter!! Leave the housework at home, bring out those projects that need finishing and come on over for some "sewing camaraderie". There will always be someone to help you if you get to one of those spots that you just can't figure out. I know I can accomplish more if I am sewing away from home without the ringing phone and the laundry that always needs to be done.

BLOCK OF THE MONTH dates for third quarter....

The $5 Block of the month dates for the second quarter of 2015 are:

April:   Thursday April 23 at 10:00, Tuesday April 28 at 10:00 & 6:00

May: Tuesday May 26 at 10:00 & 6:00, Thursday May 21 at 10:00

June: Tuesday June 23 at 10:00 & 6:00, Thursday June 25 at 10:00

Jen Kingwell
Creator of "The Gypsy Wife" from Melborne, Australia
is coming to Sew Original and Studio Stitch


"Georgia on My Mind" at Sew Original
Wed May 27 10 - 5pm

"Bring Me Flowers" at Studio Stitch
Thurs May 28 10 - 5pm

Class Fee:  1 Class $130*
Both Classes $240*
*Plus Supplies (will receive 15% discount off supplies if purchased at either shop)

Amanda Murphy

Quilter, Designer, Author and Teacher Amanda Murphy is coming to Studio Stitch to teach a class on Applique with Attitude.  Details...

Amanda will be teaching:

Applique with Attitude”     Date: Saturday June 13   
Fee: $85.00     10:00-4:00.

Tuffet Mini Retreat

Sign up today!
Limited space is available.
Level: Beginner with sewing experience.

Class Dates:  April 17th 2pm - 9pm and
April 18 8:30 - 5pm
Little Miss Muffet isn't the only one who needs a tuffet!! YOU can make your own! Add a touch of whimsy to your home or use as a gift to be treasured for years. Tuffets make the perfect addition to a nursery, newlywed’s first apartment, your sewing room or your family gathering room.

Make your tuffet in one weekend at our In-Shop Tuffet Sew-In! On Friday, you will finalize color placement, begin the construction of the outer cover, and cover your button. Small group and individual instruction means you can work at your own pace. Mid-day on Saturday your top will be complete and Saturday afternoon you will upholster your footstool, and leave with a finished project! A tuffet all your own!  The tuffet shown used 2 ½" strips… a jelly roll or Bali Pop is perfect!

Sew-In cost includes class and one-on-one instruction, a pre-
printed foundation with instruction booklet, complete upholstery kit with Ultracel high quality beveled edge foam, predrilled cabinet grade wood base, batting, other upholstery supplies, and a selection of bun feet; plus Friday supper, Saturday lunch and a fun place to sew with friends! Only $245 per “tuffeteer”! Includes sales tax.


Moda Building Blocks

In this class you will make a 84” x96” quilt by piecing together 48 blocks ranging from 6” to 36”. This is a great class to take if you need to perfect your piecing technique. This class does require pre-cutting homework before class. It meets on Wednesday mornings every other week for a total of 16 classes.

Teacher: Paula Thompson                 Fee: $160.00 or $15.00 per class

Dates: Starts May 13                         10:00-2:30


Arcadia Avenue

Make a bold statement with this fun colorfulpaper pieced quilt. We will be making a block every other week and will have a finishing class to assemble the quilt top when the blocks are complete. When you sign up let us know if you are new to paper piecing – we will have a free class before the quilt class so that you will understand the basics before you begin.  This class does require pre-cutting homework before class. This class meets on Wednesday mornings every other week for a total of 16 classes.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh        Fee: $160.00 or $15.00 per class

Dates: Starts May 20                         10:00-2:30


Flower of the Month

These gorgeous paper pieced flowers can be finished as a wall hanging to change with the seasons. We will start with the Coneflower and go through December with a Christmas Cactus. Just sign up to take whichever ones you are interested in.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                        Fee: $30.00

Dates: June 8 & 15                                 2:00-5:00

  Basic Sewing Class - The Machine

Whether you are just starting out or getting back to sewing after taking a break this is a great class to get to know your machine. We will discuss all the basic components of the sewing machine to help get you on your way to sewing that next project while completing a small project in class. Class is great for all ages (must be at least 9+).

Teacher: Susan Holmes    Fee:$40.00        
Dates: April 20 or May 5   10:00-12:00      

Mondo Bag

Did I hear you say "If only I had room in my bag for one more thing..."?  Perfectly-matched seams, easy construction, roomy, comfortable bag using Quiltsmart grid interfacing technique. Bag bottom is about 10" square with 17"-tall sides.

Teacher: Karen Thompson                                Fee: $45.00

Date: May 15, 22                                                10:00-1:00


Diva Wallet

Easy wallet with frame that looks fantastic.  Just 2 fat quarters, a frame, a zipper and some stabilizer. Great for gifts.

Teacher: Karen Thompson                                Fee: $35.00

Dates: April 9                                       10:00-2:00

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PJ Pants

Have a great time making these cute PJ pants for yourself or as a gift in one day.

Teacher: Susan Holmes                     Fee: $25.00

Date: June 26                                             10:00-4:00


Slipcover Classes

Slipcover One

Lecture/Demo – Come learn the basic techniques to creating a slipcover.  This class will go over all the steps on how to create a fitted slipcover from estimating yardage and creating your pattern to constructing your cover.  This class is a mandatory requirement for Slipcover 2 where students will bring in an actual piece of furniture and create the slipcover in class with the help of instructor. 

Teacher: Emily Fisher                                         Fee: $40.00

Date: June 10                                      3:00-6:00


Beginning Quilting - Rail Fence

This is a great first quilt. Choose fabric that will work in your den for a throw to use on the back of the couch. You will learn rotary cutting techniques, strip piecing, chain piecing and much more that you will use repeatedly as you make your future quilts. Pattern included in class fee.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh     Fee: 90.00             
Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15      10:00-1:00



All Strung up

There's nothing that feels better than a voile quilt! It's the perfect summer quilt. You'll learn lots about paper foundation piecing and sewing with voile.


Teacher: Lee Monroe                                   Fee: $50.00

Dates: June 4, 11                                                             10:00-12:00



Mountain Moon

This is Susan’s newest quilt design using her “faux” hand applique technique we are doing by machine!  Circles are so much fun to make, especially when you can applique them perfectly with this unique technique.  So start collecting your fabrics for all these fun circles.  We will applique the circle on a solid or nearly solid fabric & then cut them apart into quarters.... big ones & little ones & then play with mixing & matching for the blocks!  This makes a great “modern” look quilt using taupe, gray, white or other color backgrounds to make the colors pop!  There is also a unique colorful pieced binding for this unique quilt! 

Teacher: Susan Edmonson                          Fee: $55.00                                         Date: April 27                                     10:30-4:30


Snappy Squares

This is a fun quilt to make using your scraps. You can make this quilt in quite a few sizes and even add an embroidered square to the center. The only fabric to purchase for the top is the background and triangle fabric - and after you use your scraps you can justify going fabric shopping!! Rotary cutting and 1/4 inch seam experience required.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                                               Fee: $60.00

Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1                                2:00-5:00


Tequila Sunrise

This block is entirely paper pieced!  The "circle" is not appliqued but actually a multi-sided shape.  You will make 16 bocks in the class to complete a small quilt, table runner, or wall hanging.   Class fee includes pattern.  The block was named after the well known drink due to the offbeat way the rays emanate from the sun.

Teacher: Lillian Adcock                                     Fee: $65.00

Dates: May 13, 20, 27, June 3                           6:00-9:00


Patriotic Table Runner

Celebrate the 4th of July with this versatile table runner that can be made into a banner. Gain confidence working with small pieces or learn optional applique techniques technique for the stars. Skill level: confident beginner - experience in rotary cutting, piecing and sewing a 1/4 inch seam allowance is a must.

Teacher: Susan Pierce                                       Fee: $45.00

Dates: June 9, 16                                                                1:00-5:00


Crazy Quilt

Crazy Quilts were the very first Art Quilts, so the more you embellish them the better.  Susan will guide you through simple piecing & some fabulous hand embroidery stitches.  There will also be techniques for beading & silk ribbon embroidery.  She will bring some rubber stamps to enhance your little quilt or purse. You can make your quilt as large as you like. She has a number of original patterns for sale, such as purses, wall hangings, fabric jewelry, and little fabric books, all made with Crazy Quilt techniques!

Teacher: Susan Edmonson                                Fee: $55.00

Date: June 30                                      10:30-4:30

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All Squared up

This block is so much fun to make. It works scrappy or grab your favorite fat quarter bundle! We will learn about square in a square, flying geese units and half square triangles. Plus tons of tips to get everything perfect! This class is great for an advance piecer looking to perfect their skills or a confident beginner looking to gain new skills!

Teacher: Lee Monroe                   Fee: $50.00

Dates: April 20, 27                                  6:00-8:00

Quilting Frame

Take this class to learn how to operate the Bernina 820 on our Bernina Quilting Frame. In this hands on class, you will learn how to wind the bobbin, thread the machine, load a quilt on to the frame, and practice doing some quilting using a pantograph. You will then be able to rent the machine and frame to finish your UFO’s.

Teacher: Susan Holmes       Fee: $35.00         Call for appointment


Arkansas Crossroads

This is a fun quilt to make using your scraps. The only fabric to purchase for the top is the background fabric - and after you use your scraps you can justify going fabric shopping!! Rotary cutting and 1/4 inch seam experience required.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh       Fee: $ 60.00   
April 15, 22, 29 May 6  10-2pm


NC Embroidery Project

You can show your pride in our state as you make and display this great embroidery project. It can be finished as a wall hanging, pillow or table topper.

Teacher: Jennifer Whiteman                     Fee: $45.00

Dates: July 11 from 10:00-4:00 and July 18 from 1:00-4:00             


Software Zentangles

Learn how to create your own original zentangle designs on your BERNINA Embroidery Software 6 or 7 and then stitch them out using your embroidery machine. The possibilities are endless!!                                                                        
Warning: this is a potentially addictive activity!!.

Teacher: Jusitann Ard                        Fee: $30.00

Date: April 11             1:00-4:00


Software Sampler

Whether you're new to Bernina Embroidery Software or looking to build on your skills, this class is for you. Come see new techniques and products, watch the webinar and learn more about what software can do for you. You'll be amazed! Class fee includes DVD webinar to take home.


            Teacher: Jennifer Whiteman     Fee:$10.00                        Dates: April 11 @ 11:00, May16 11:00, June 20 @ 11:00  


All About ME (Machine Embroidery)

This is a webinar class presented by Bernina. You will watch a video with excellent tips on the proper use of various stabilizers for specific projects. A CD copy of the video as well as project instructions and the design will be included on the disk. This class is perfect for all levels of Machine Embroiderers.

This is a demo class for anyone interested in embroidery regardless of the brand machine you have.

Teacher: Susan Holmes                   
Fee: $10.00         Date: April 1, May 6, and June 3       10:00

Software Classes

The Basic Software Classes are free for everyone who purchased their software from
Studio Stitch.   If you purchased from somewhere else there will be a $20 fee.

Basic Lettering-(Designer and Editor plus level) In this class we will be adding lettering,
changing baselines and letter properties and do some fun reshaping of the letters.

Date: Apr 29             10:30-12:00

 The Beyond the Basics Software Classes are $15 for customers who have purchased
software through us and $20 for those who purchased elsewhere.


Monogramming-(Designer and Editor Plus level) you will learn to use the tools to create
your own monograms.

Date: Apr 29   1:30-3:30        

Advanced Applique- (Designer Plus)

Learn how to use the Advanced Applique tool as well as adding craft stitches and more to
our applique project.

Date: April 11       1:30-3:30


Embroidery Technique of the Month

If you have software, any version, and want to know more about it, this is the class or you. We will cover a different technique each month. It could be something as simple as lettering or as complex as digitizing. If you have suggestions for specific techniques that you are interested in covering please let me know. This class meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Teacher: Jennifer Whiteman                 Fee: $15.00

Dates: Apr 14, May 12, June 9                               10:30-12:30


Flower of the Month

These gorgeous paper pieced flowers can be finished as a wall hanging to change with the seasons. We will start with the Coneflower and go through December with a Christmas Cactus. Just sign up to take whichever ones you are interested in.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                        Fee: $30.00

Dates: June 8 & 15                                 2:00-5:00


Free Motion Quilting

Motivation, instruction and Inspiration! Free motion quilting club is open to all, from the “where do I start?” to the “what can I learn next? We will cover topics such as thread selection, quilting patterns, drawing your own designs, layering and marking your quilts, etc. BYOP - Bring Your Own Project such as a quilt top, charity quilt or just plain quilt sandwiches to practice on. The goal is to log as many practice hours as possible to become a more confident free motion quilter. This class meets on the second Friday of the month.

Teacher: Kathleen Kulla  Fee: $12.50  Dates:January 9, February 13,
March 13        10:00-12:30

Machine  Mastery Classes

MACHINE MASTERY reminder: we ask that you please take Machine Mastery # 1 first. The other classes can then be taken in any order.


Machine Mastery # 1: Introduction to Your Machine required before all other classes. Needles, Threads, Maintenance, Basic Stitching.

               Apr 25, May 14, June 27            10:00-12:00

Machine Mastery # 2: Basic Operation Basic Stitches, Utility functions, hemming

Apr 25, May 14, June 27           1:00-3:00

Machine Mastery # 3: Basic Operation continued Buttonholes, Button Sew-On, zippers

Apr 16, May 9, June 18        10:00-12:00

Machine Mastery # 4: Stitch Fun Function, Memory, Alphabets

Apr 16, May 9, June 18      1:00-3:00

Machine Mastery # 5: Stitch Fun Continued Free Motion, Bernina Stitch Regulator, Double Needle, and Wing Needle

               May 7         10:00-3:00                


Machine Mastery # 7 Embroidery Basics class Learn all about embroidery threads and needles, stabilizers and hooping and what you can do with your new embroidery machine. You will only bring your large oval hoop to this class.

Apr 13, May 30, June 22        0:00-12:00


Machine Mastery # 8 is all about using your new embroidery machine. You will need your entire machine, embroidery module and large oval hoop for this class.

Apr 13, May 30, June 22       1:00-4:00