Weekly “Sit and Sew” Returns
| SPECIALTY CLASSES AND CLUBS
Join the Christmas Club!! Each month we will complete a project for the Christmas season. Imagine having all of your gifts made and ready to be given, without all of the stress and running around at the last minute. This class will meet the third Sunday afternoon of the month.
Teacher: Justiann Ard Fee: $20.00 per month
Dates: Apr 23, May 21, June 11 2:00-5:00
|Mini of the Month
Explore different techniques in quilting each month while making a small “bite sized” project. Minis can be used as wall hangings, table toppers, pillow tops and more. Each month will have a different focus. In February, we’ll start with traditional piecing. In March, we will learn how to sew interesting shapes using templates.
Teacher: Justiann Ard Fee: $20.00 per month
Dates: May 7, June 4 2:00-5:00
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HEAD FOR THE BORDER 2017– A Do It YOURSELF Round Robin
You will have complete control, NO handing off of your quilt. You will learn design skills, border measurements, border math and how to calculate fabric yardage for each border. A basic border book will be required. There will be surprises along the way, and we plan to challenge your creative side. We will meet the 4th Tuesday of the month for 7 months @ 2pm.Please sign up at the shop, so we can get a head count for this Round Robin. Leaders: Muriel & Holly from Sew Original
Organizational meeting in March is free. Those joining the class will be given the Challenge guidelines and first assignment at March meeting.
Cost: $50.00 for 7 months
This is also the “reunion” class for HEAD FOR THE BORDER 2016
||New “Super Awesome” Block of the Month starts in April!!
The first month dates for our next block of the month are April 25 & 27. Come join the fun. You pay $7.50 one time, at the first meeting in April, attend one session each month and at the end of 12 months you have enough blocks to make a sampler quilt. If you have a finished quilt from our Star Blocks BOM that ended in February make sure to bring it in by the April meeting for a chance to win some great prizes!!
Block of the Month Dates for second quarter
The Block of the Month dates for the second quarter of 2017 are:
APRIL: Tuesday Apr 25 at 10:00 & 6:00, Thursday APR 27 at 10:00 & 1:00
MAY: Tuesday May 23 at 10:00 & 6:00, Thursday May 25 at 10:00 & 1:00
JUNE: Tuesday June 27 at 10:00 & 6:00, Thursday June 22 at 10:00 & 1:00
|KIDS CAMPS ARE COMING!!
This summer Susan will be offering two different Kid’s Camps with the assistance of Kristine Rimmey. The first will be the week of July 10 from 9:30-noon. This camp will be for both girls and boys. We will be making a pillow case, shoulder back pack, and small zipper bag.
The second camp will be held the week of August 14 from 9:30-noon. At this camp we will be making accessories for your American Girl doll.
The campers will need to bring a sewing machine (or you can rent one of ours for $5 a day). Please pick up a supply list when you register for class.
Teacher: Susan Holmes $75.00
|Silk Dyed Easter Eggs
Would you like to dye Easter Eggs with silk fabric and not have to use all of those messy dyes? This is a fun and easy technique using silk from recycled silk men’s neckties or ladies scarves.
Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh Fee: $15.00
Date: April 6 2:00-5:00
|Singer Featherweight Club
The Featherweight Club is launching with a bag class. The pattern includes a large bag that you can carry a machine in, a drawstring bag and a cover for the extension tray on your machine. You do not have to have a Featherweight to take the class.
Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh Fee: $35.00
Date: April 21 10:00-4:00
Click Image above for Class Flyer
NEW...."Get Organized CLUB"
Introducing a club for the busy sewist! Instruction uses emails and online videos instead of scheduled classes. Each month you will receive a "byAnnie" Bag pattern that is perfect for organizing your sewing room, home or to give as a gift. Twelve patterns in all. Each month a new technique is introduced...you will be an expert at the end of the year! A flyer showing all the projects is at the end of this newsletter. Annie is known for her easy zipper and bag construction techniques! Consider yourself a bag apprentice for the year!
On the third Tuesday of each month we will have a "Show & Share" Pick-Up Day at the Shop. Stop in anytime to share your previous month's project and receive a free gift for visiting and sharing! Pick up your pattern and select fabric to get started on your next project.
Optional kits (monthly cost varies) for all supplies (bag zipper, vinyl, mesh, Soft & Stable interfacing, buckles, etc) will be available for preorder AND you can order as many kits as you like at the discounted club rate. Perfect for making gifts all year long!
$25 to join includes your $15 one-time club fee and $10 July "Stash and Dash" pattern. You will be billed $10 each month for 11 months of patterns. Your order can be mailed for a nominal fee if you like.
$15 Club fee gives you access to emails with hints and techniques, video tutorials AND the 15% savings on kits, project fabric and supplies all year. Remember you can preorder as many kits as you need each month at a discount! Sign up by calling the shop today and make 2017 the year YOU become a bag expert and get organized. Flyers with project pictures and details at the shop!
Beginning Quilting – Rail Fence
This is a great first quilt. Choose fabric that will work in your den and make a great throw for the back of the couch to use as the family waits for Santa. You will learn rotary cutting techniques, chain piecing and much more that you will use repeatedly as you make future quilts!! Pattern included in class fee.
Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh fee: $95.00
|Hand Pieced BOM
Learn and perfect the art of hand piecing. We will be making a wall hanging from Jen Kingwell’s book Bring Me Flowers. We will meet once a month for nine months (April to Dec) and make 2 blocks a month, one flower pot block and one accent block. Great project for scrap busting your stash or use one of our fun Kaffe Fasset starter kits.
Teacher: Linda Clark Fee: $15.00 per month
Date: Apr 4, May 2, June 6 10:00-1:00
|Tee Shirt Quilt
A tee shirt quilt is as good as a memory book!! Take your favorite tee shirts from school or sports activities, concerts or vacation travels and have a great quilt plus a conversation piece on the back of your couch!!
Teachers: Lydia Goode & Elisabeth Pugh
Dates: Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 2:00-5:00
|Pre-Cut Quilt Series
Fast, easy and fun quilts from precuts. This class will meet every other month to make some great quick quilts. We will be making beautiful quilts from Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls and Charm packs. Our first quilt will be The Disappearing Pinwheel.
Teacher: Linda Clark Fee: $ 20.00 per class
Dates: May 2, July 6, Sept 5, Nov 11 2:00-5:00
Join us to create this visually striking quilt. It goes together with great ease thanks to Jay Bird’s Super Sidekick ruler. This makes a great second quilt for beginners, or a fast finish for more experienced quilters. We will continue to work on our quarter inch seams as well as master matching up intersections without using Y-seams. Have fun with color. This could be your next beach quilt!
Teacher: Sudi-Laura Overstreet
Fee: 45.00 Dates: May 10, 17, 24 2:00-5:00
Learn 3 ways to piece curves!
In this class you will make lively quarter circle blocks that can be assembled in multiple ways depending on your preference. Three different methods for piecing the curves will be taught, so you can try them all and decide what works best for you. This quilt can be very traditional (think Drunkard’s Path) or very modern depending on your color choices and how you want to arrange the blocks. My blog: ZippyQuilts.wordpress.com
Teacher: Mary Puckett
Fee: $40.00 Date: May 19 10:00-4:00
This cool little quilt is great for beginners. We'll explore a couple different ways to piece the blocks including using Deb Tucker's rulers to make piecing more precise.
Teacher: Lisa Alley Fee: $45.00 Date: June 1 10:00-5:00
||Beginning Paper Piecing-Crocus
Have you always wanted to try foundation paper piecing but did not want to sign up for a long class? In this three hour class you will learn the basics of paper piecing and end up with a cute flower block.
Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh Fee: $20.00 Date: June 21 10:00-1:00
This quilt is fun to put together and you'll learn how to handle a partial seam. Easy peasy! The pattern includes different sizes but we'll be focusing on making the block and color placement.
Teacher: Lisa Alley Fee: $45.00 Date: June 23 10:00-5:00
|Free Motion Quilt Sketchbook
Join us to learn various free motion quilting designs, techniques and tips. During class you will make a quilted sketchbook sampler. The topics will change monthly.
Teacher: Kristine Rimmey Fee: $15.00 per session
Dates: May 12, June 9 10:00-12:00
“Embellish Your World”
This tiny little house is a work of art! It’s all about embellishing using vintage and hand dyed fabrics with hand embroidery. There is nothing more fun than stitching and creating your own little world atop a hill of fabrics and threads! This class will also be offered at 2017 Houston Quilt Fest.
Teacher: Susan Edmonson Fee: $67.00
Date: June 28 10:30-4:30
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: Linda Clark Fee: $35.00
|Laundry Day Apron
Make this fun Laundry Day apron for yourself or for a friend. Use our funky chicken and sheep laundry day fabric or another collection you like. This apron is fast and easy to make.
Teacher: Linda Clark Fee: $20.00 Dates: June 6 2:00-5:00
Apple Table Runner
Would you like a project to use up some of your scraps? See how easy this cute apple table runner is to make. You can never have too many table runners.
Teacher: Susan Holmes Fee: $45.00 Dates: May 4, 11 10:00-4:00
|Bernina Feet Retreat
Did you get your first Bernina for Christmas, or perhaps you have had a Bernina for a while now, but are puzzled by the 90 some feet Bernina has to offer. Let me take the mystery away and show you pointers on how easy it is to use some of the feet Bernina has available. We will work with the narrow hemmer, gathering and ruffle foot. Learn how easy it is to make pintucks, piping (both regular and mini) for pillows, or edges of collars, etc. All Bernina feet have been designed to help give you professional results when sewing. Come learn to make the most out of your investment.
Teacher: Susan Holmes Fee: $75.00 Date: June 8 10:00-4:00
|Flying to Pieces Zipper Pouch
These in-the-hoop zipper pouches are great for small items and make a great gifts! Your embroidery machine pieces the flying geese so each come out with perfect points. Each zipper pouch is lined and shows no raw seams. Don't fear the zipper - the machine will do that for us too! Beginners welcome!
Teacher: Jennifer Whiteman Fee: $20.00 Date: May 16 10:00-2:00
| Hobo Bag
Hobo Handbag is a great way to use coordinating fabrics that you love. Make the quilted blocks on your embroidery machine. With this fast and easy construction you will want one in every color!!
Teacher: Jennifer Whiteman Fee: $25.00 Date: June 20 10:00-3:00
Spring Wall Hanging
Come learn how to applique in the hoop while making this darling spring door or wall hanging.
Teacher: Jennifer Whiteman Fee: 25.00 Date: April 18 10:00-3:00
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: Apr 15, May 20, June 17 11:00
Embroidery Software Technique of the Month
If you have software, any version, and want to know more about it, this is the class for 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 11, May 9, June 13 10:30-12:30
BERNINA MACHINE AND SERGER MASTERY CLASSES
Machine Mastery Classes
REMEMBER, we ask that you sign up for each class and please take Machine Mastery # 1 first.
Introduction to Your Machine is required before all other classes. Needles, Threads, Maintenance, Basic Stitching.
Apr 7, May 6, Jun 2 10:00-12:00
Machine Mastery # 2:
Basic Operation Basic Stitches, Utility functions, hemming
Apr 7, May 6, Jun 2 1:00-4:00
Machine Mastery # 3:
Basic Operation continued Buttonholes, Button Sew-On, zippers
Apr 1, May 5, Jun 3 10:00-12:00
Machine Mastery # 4:
Stitch Fun Function, Memory, Alphabets
Apr 1, May 5, Jun 3 1:00-4:00
Machine Mastery # 5 & 6:
Stitch Fun Continued Free Motion, Bernina Stitch Regulator, Double Needle, and Wing Needle in 5 & directional sewing in 6.
#5 May 13 10:00-1:00 #6 TBA
|BERNINA EMBROIDERY MACHINE CLASSES|
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 8, May 30 10:00-12:00
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 8, May 30 1:00-4:00
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.
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.