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 first quarter of 2015 are:

January:   Thursday January 22 at 10:00, Tuesday January 27 at 10:00 & 6:00

February: Tuesday February 24 at 10:00 & 6:00, Thursday February 26 at 10:00

March: Tuesday March 24 at 10:00 & 6:00, Thursday March 26 at 10:00

Luke Haynes is coming!!

Luke is an artist to watch. He is up-and-coming while continuing to innovate and design new ways to create art. His work seeks to change the way viewers understand utility based objects and hangs in collections, homes and museums across the United States and internationally.  More Details...


He will be holding two classes. The Friday class is at Sew Original in Winston Salem, and the Saturday class is at Studio Stitch. The fee for each class is $130.00 individually, or if you take both classes the fee for both is $240.00.

Permission to Quilt

A fun a quirky class on up cycling clothing and fabric from your stash! LUKE will walk the class through a series of steps that will deconstruct and reconstruct fabric into something greater than the sum of its parts. Using his techniques students create a small quilt top while working with abstract forms and learning how to use fabrics that may be a little outside of the normative quilting oeuvre.

Date: March 13   10:00  at Sew Original Winston Salem, NC

Log Condo

Come join us for a modern twist on an old classic the “Log Cabin!” Luke will be walking the class through ways to use traditional materials in alternative ways. Using Luke’s artistic techniques students will use yardage to create a small Log Condo quilt top in class.

Saturday March 14    10:00  at Studio Stitch, Greensboro, NC

New Club:
Bee in my Bonnet Row Along

This class is perfect for those who have leftover scraps and don't want them to go to waste! Meeting once-a-month, over an 8-month period, this class will help you perfect your piecing techniques as we complete a beautiful thirteen row design.

Teacher: Paula Thompson                 Fe: $25.00 per month

Morning Class Start Date: 3-17 (3rd Tuesday)                      10:00-1:00      OR

Evening Class Start Date: 3-19 (3rd Thursday)                     6:00-9:00


Save the Date


We will be making a "Tuffet in a Weekend" during our mini retreat
on April 17th & 18th. You will be so busy cutting, sewing & putting
your new tuffet together that we will even feed you dinner and
lunch as you work!!  Plan on joining us for two days of fun,
production & comradery. 


  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: Jan 23   10:00-12:00          &     Mar 19   10:00-12:00


Learn to hem by hand or machine - bring a garment (skirt, pants, etc.) that needs to be     hemmed and never need a professional alterationist for you hemming needs again!!                              

Teacher: Susan Holmes                     Fee: $25.00

Date: Jan 15                           10:00-11:00



Have you always wanted to make one of those cool bags with a frame? Well, this is the           class for you! We will sew up and learn all kinds of tips for attaching the frame.

Great for confident beginners!

Teacher: Lee Monroe                        Fee: $30.00

Date: Jan 21               1:00-4:00


Feet Retreat

Did you know that Bernina has approximately 90 different presser feet? Using the correct foot will help you get professional looking results for your projects. Whether you recently purchased a Bernina machine, or have owned one for years, this class is for you. We will work with approximately 15 different feet, ie.. cording, pin tuck, rolled hem, couching, both ruffling feet, You will learn the tricks needed to achieve successful results.

Teacher: Susan Holmes                     Fee: $60.00

Dates: Mar 6, 27                    10:00-4:00


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: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                           10:00-1:00


Blue Ridge Quilt

Flying geese abound in this fun quilt. You'll learn lots of tips for points so your forest will be perfection. A great class for an advances piecer.

Teacher: Lee Monroe                        Fee: $60.00

Dates: Feb 3, 10                                 10:00-1:00


Trade Winds

All you need are 2 1/2 strips and a background fabric to create this great quilt.                                                     Teacher: Lillian Adcock                      Fee: $60.00  

            Dates: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25                  6:00-9:00


Applique Everything

This is a great class for some quick gifts just in time for any holiday! Every hostess loves a new tea towel! Susan will teach you all her tricks & tips for making your machine applique look professional. Machine applique is adorable on little baby bibs, little onesies & of course any quilt you have in mind & have been afraid to tackle. We will be using a number of applique stitches for this class, even a “faux” hand applique technique she does on the machine. It looks just like hand applique!!! If you are interested in making Susan’s “Tweet Tweet” quilt in class just let her know.

Teacher: Susan Edmonson                 Fee: $55.00

Date: Feb 5                            10:30-4:30


French Braid

"French Braids give you a lot of quilt for your sewing time. Although they look complicated, the quilts are simple to piece and once you have learned the technique the variations are endless. These quilts are extremely forgiving, with a high tolerance for minor errors and personal differences in seam allowance. The results are dramatic, whether your fabric selection is calm and peaceful or bright and playful.* (from French Braid Quilts by Jane Hardy Miller)             Confident beginner to intermediate  

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                                Fee: $60.00

       Dates: Mar 2, 16, 23, 30                                    2:00-5:00


Flower Doodles

Let’s play with Wax Pastels & Inktense Pencils! While we create a water color painting on fabric. This is a very easy, fun way to paint on fabric. As a bonus you will perfect your machine quilting skills & create a beautiful little quilted wall hanging. Don’t worry about having to know how to draw, Susan will have a pattern you can trace to make this a really easy process, and yes you can be an artist! Along with drawing & simple painting there will be lots of focus on color. Of course there will be lots of embellishing techniques for a perfect piece! We will be doing some free-motion embroidery, beading, hand embroidery and some unique applique techniques. The finish will be done with the wacky log cabin piecing for a fun border, and several unique binding techniques to choose from. You can’t make just one!!!

Teacher: Susan Edmonson                 Fee: $60.00

Date: Mar 3                           10:30-4:30


Bee in my Bonnet Row Along

This class is perfect for those who have leftover scraps and don't want them to go to waste! Meeting once-a-month, over an 8-month period, this class will help you perfect your piecing techniques as we complete a beautiful thirteen row design.

Teacher: Paula Thompson                 Fe: $25.00 per month

Morning Class Start Date: 3-17 (3rd Tuesday)                      10:00-1:00


Evening Class Start Date: 3-19 (3rd Thursday)                     6:00-9:00


Tee Shirt Quilt

Dig through your collection of t-shirts and find your favorite ones and together we'll create             a fun t-shirt quilt! Your t-shirt quilt could be filled with memories of concerts, family vacations, childhood events and you can even make one for that special person in your life! Be it                 your son or daughter, a family member who’s graduated college, or even for grandchildren, holidays or even just for the fun of it!

Teacher: Lydia Goode                                    Fee: $45.00 plus supplies

Dates: Feb 7, 14                     10:00-4:00      


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

Dates: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25                                6:00-9:00



You're not going to believe how fast this goes together. You can make the large quilt top in a day...seriously. Five fabrics...big seams to match (okay a few but not enough to whine about). This is a great beginner class or for the experienced quilter that just wants a feeling of instant gratification.

Teacher: Lisa Alley                             Fee: $45.00

Date: Feb 20                           10:00-4:00


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


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: Mar 21             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: Jan 17 @ 11:00, Feb 21 @ 2:00, Mar 21 @ 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: Jan 17                  1:00

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

Intro to Software 7

A review of all the icons and new features and set up of your screen.

Date: Jan 7             10:30-12:00

Basic Design editing-(Designer and Editor plus level)

Learn methods of resizing, reshaping, changing fill types             and more.

Date: Jan 7     1:00-3:30        

Basic Computer

Computer Basic -we will go over setting up files and folders for your designs. Taking designs off of CD's and putting them in a folder and downloading designs.                                    

   Date: Feb 7             1:00-3:00



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.

Jan 5, Feb 28, Mar 31             10:00-12:00

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

Jan 5, Feb 28, Mar 31             1:00-3:00

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

Jan 24, Feb 17, Mar 28                       10:00-12:00

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

Jan 24, Feb 17, Mar 28                       1:00-3:00

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

Feb 2                                           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.

Jan 31, Feb 23           10:30

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.

Jan 31, Feb 23             @ 1:30