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
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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.

CLASS SCHEDULE


SPRING 2014
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.
 
 SPECIALTY CLASSES & GUEST TEACHERS

Annie Smith Stashbusters
  

Annie Smith returns to the Greensboro area this summer and will be teaching her "Stashbusters" class...

We are all looking for ways to economize & use our stashes, right? Stashbusters explores the ways different quilts can be made from project left-overs and fabrics from your stash.

Using leftover fabrics from a previously completed quilt (and adding some fresh, new fabrics, or course!) students learn to make a new project choosing from one of eight simple quilt patterns from my trunk show.

Teacher: Annie Smith        Fee: $125.00      Dates: August 1 &2     10:00-4:00

 


Carolyn Friedlander is coming to Studio Stitch and Sew Original
in Winston in August. 
 


The Greensboro class will be "Olive":
project size : 34" x 33"
techniques : intermediate paper / foundation piecing, basic piecing
pre-cut friendly : can use fat quarters : pattern extras : how-to instructions with illustrations, suggested quilting diagrams, directions for making a hanging sleeve, instructions for mitered borders, 3 fabric scenarios * including a stripe specific version.
*Sign up for classes at both stores for $200.00
August 15th   10:00-4:00  *Fee:  $110.00 (Sew Original)
August 16th  10:00-4:00         Fee:  $110.00  (Studio Stitch)

See more on our EVENTS page


Janice Pope's Zip & Go Tote
   

Janice is back at Studio Stitch, but instead of binding she is bringing us an awesome class on her very own "Zip & Go Tote". 
This is a zippered, quilted bag. Precutting and quilting will allow you to finish in class

Teacher: Janice Pope      Fee: $55.00    Date: August 29   10:00-4:00


DON'T MISS.....Harriet Hargrave's Quilter's Academy with Karen Pervier

  

 Quilter's Academy 1

 Don't Miss It!!!.....Karen is starting a brand new session of QA1, be sure to sign up to take advantage of this fabulous quilting series!  Its sure to take any quilter to the next level!!!  QA1 is a beginner’s guide to accurate piecing and understanding of quilt patterns. This is a skill class focusing on cutting, pressing & measuring techniques designed to produce excellent workmanship. Students make a small quilt per month. Beginner but not for first quilt or new to sewing.

 Teacher: Karen Pervier   Fee: $200.00  Dates: 2nd Thursday of the month (Sept, Oct, Nov 2014, Jan, Feb, Mar 2015)  4:00-7:00

 


Quilter's Academy 3

 Triangles, triangles & more triangles. Learn how to accurately cut and sew half-square, quarter square & 3 piece triangle units. Don't lose those points ever again. Flying geese & feathered stars are also covered. Skill level: advanced beginner to intermediate

 Teacher: Karen Pervier Fee: $200.00   Dates: 1st Tuesday of the month (Sept, Oct, Nov, 2014, Jan, Feb, Mar 2015)  4:00-7:00

 

SEWING CLASSES
  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: Emily Fisher   Fee: $40.00    Date: July 8   10:00-12:00


PICTURE COMING SOON

Insulated Casserole Cover

Learn to quilt as you go while you make this fun casserole cover to keep your cold food cool for summer picnics or your hot food hot.

Teacher: Lilian Adcock     Fee: $30.00      Date:Aug 7      10:00-3:00


 PICTURE COMING SOON

Bali Bags

Four different bags can be made from 1 Bali Pop (or jelly roll or 42 two & one half inch strips of your choice). We make bag #1 in class but will schedule to make the others if you want more!!

Teacher: Lilliian Adcock   Fee: $30.00   Date: Sept 16    10:00-1:00


 

Pillow Case

Make pillowcases for your quilts. Easy one meeting class & you will end up with a finished pillow case.                                Teacher: Lillian Adcock                                                 Fee: 30.00                                                                             Date: Aug 4                                                                    1:00-4:00

  
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SUMMER KID'S Camps


 

We know it’s hard to think about summer with the cold weather and snow still in our forecast, but summer will be here before you know it.  We have some exciting camps planned for this year.... 

Week Camps
Our June Camp will be "Sewing for Your Room” with Susan Holmes.  This is a five day camp where you will be making a pillow case, tissue box cover with your initials, and a message board).
Dates: New Date****June 23 - 27  1:00-4:00     Fee:  $180.00
Our July Camp will be "Sewing for Yourself* with Susan Holmes.  In this camp you will be making a patchwork scarf, water bottle holder, and a pin cushion.
Dates:  July 14 - 18   10:00-1:30          Fee:  $180.00

Three Day Camps
In July & August we will have our three day Fashionista Kid's Camp with Deborah Foster.  Be the coolest kid on the block when you make your own flirty skirt, coordinating messenger bag, with matching accessories (as time permits).  Get ready for a 3 day sewing experience designed to spark your creativity & unleash that fashion princess inside of you.
Dates:  July 8 - 10, August 11 - 13    10:00-1:30    Fee: $140.00

 
 
BEGINNER QUILTING CLASSES
 

Hopscotch

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: July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 18                          1:30-4:30


 

QUILTING CLASSES
 

Patriotic Pinwheels

Celebrate the 4th 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. (This class is being offered twice in July)

Teacher: Susan Pierce                                                    Fee: $45.00                                                                   Dates: July 1 & 3   10:00-1:00                                   *OR*                                     July 21 & 28   10:00-1:00

 

 Wavy American Flag

 Be sure to stop by the shop and take a look at this beautiful project. This is truly a quilt that will become a favorite of your family and friends. The blending of red, white, and blue fabrics as well as the appearance of the flag blowing in the breeze sets it apart from your normal flag quilt. Not as difficult as it looks to construct. Would make a wonderful gift to honor your loved one in the military. Fabric kits can be purchased at the store.

 Teacher: Susan Holmes    Fee: $55.00     Dates: July 10 & 17       6:00-9:00 pm


Swoon

Make this lovely 9 block quilt from 18 fat quarters. The pattern makes traditional appearing blocks and is great done with reproduction fabrics to mimic the look of an older heirloom quilt - or choose a brighter range of colors for a really fun look.  

Teacher: Paula Thompson                           Fee: 60.00                                                                                     Dates: Jul 31, Aug 14, 21               10:00-1:00

PICTURE COMING SOON
 

Rag Quilt

Using Homespun, flannels or denim make this fun and fast quilt in a day.                                                  

Teacher: Lillian Adcock       Fee: $30.00         Date: Sept 11                     10:00-2:00


 PICTURE COMING SOON

Trade Winds

Use 2 1/2 strips and a background fabric to create this great quilt.                                      

Teacher: Lillian Adcock                                  Fee: $60.00                                                                                    Dates: Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21                         10:00-1:00


 

Lady Rebel

Use up those scraps making this fun little quilt. Gain confidence working with small pieces and learn applique techniques. Option: make two additional blocks instead of applique. Skill level: intermediate.

Teacher: Susan Pierce                                   Fee: $60.00                                                                                                   Dates: Aug 14, 21, 28 , Sept 4                   2:00-5:00

 

Log Cabin

Make this traditional quilt using strip piecing without having to cut and sew all of those little pieces! This is a great "second quilt" and has options from a crib quilt size to a large king quilt.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                                               Fee: $60.00                                                                    Dates: Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6                                                       1:30-4:30



North & South...A Quilt Divided

This quilt explores the Civil War era through blocks that tell the story of "The War Between the States". Gain confidence working with small pieces & learn applique and embellishing techniques. Skill level: Intermediate

Teacher: Susan Pierce                                                  Fee: $75.00                                                                    Dates: Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13                           10:00-1:00

 
 

All Strung Up

Nothing beats a quilt made of all voile! In this class, we will explore sewing with voile on a paper foundation. If you’ve always wanted a soft summer quilt, this is the class for you!

 Teacher: Lee Monroe    Fee: $50.00       Dates: Aug 4 & 18   6:00-8:00

 

 

Granny Squares

Using strip piecing, we will make these great vintage-looking blocks! You’ll love how easy and fun these blocks are! Sewing a ¼” seam and rotary skills needed.

Teacher: Lee Monroe         Fee:$25.00         Date: August 12         2:00-5:00



 
EMBROIDERY AND SOFTWARE CLASSES 


Software Sampler

Software Sampler is back! 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: July 19, Sept 20                                      Time: 11:00-12:00


               

 
NEW!! 

All About ME (Machine Embroidery)

This is a new monthly class presented by Bernina. Each month 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                                                                                     Dates: Aug 23, Sept 27                      10:00-11:00



Recipe Towel

Come and bring a sample of your favorite recipe to share while we edit your recipe in the Bernina software to get it ready to stitch out on a towel. You will need to have your recipe and an embroidery design of your recipe,if you wish, loaded on your computer or a USB stick. Bernina software required.

Teacher: Jennifer Whiteman            Fee: $20.00           Date: Aug 25           5:30-8:30





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.

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: Sept 18        2:00-5:00


Basic Design editing-(Designer and Editor plus level) Learn methods of resizing, re-shaping, changing fill types and more.

Date: Aug 19        10:30-1:00


 
Beyond the Basics Software
The classes in Beyond the Basics will take you through multiple areas in the software.  The fee for these classes will be $15 if purchased at Studio Stitch and $20 if purchased elsewhere.

Applique-(Designer Plus level) you have always wanted to do your own applique, well now is your chance.  You will use the auto applique as well as use some of the digitizing tools.  ****

Date: Sept 20    1:00-4:00      Fee: $15.00

ART LINK AND BASIC COMPUTER FOR EMBROIDERY
 
Artlink 6 Basics
-the first half of this class will be about Artlink 6 which is a free embroidery software program that can be downloaded free from the Bernina website. It enables you to view and transfer files to your embroidery machine. 
This is a good class for those who might be interested in purchasing Bernina 7 software and those who are new to machine embroidery.
                                  

Date: Aug 5   10:30-12:30       Fee: $15.00

  Computer Basics -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: Aug 5     1:30-3:30     Fee: $15.00
 
 CLUBS AND SERIES
   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: July 11, Aug 8, Sept 12                  10:00-12:30


 
 

Block of the Month Dates for third quarter

The $5 Block of the Month is moving right along - we will finish in July and start a new $5 Block of the month in September. In August you should be assembling your quilt for the $5 BOM Challenge. Like last year, we will hang your completed quilts for customers to vote on and prizes will be given for the three BOM quilts that receive the most votes.   The July dates and times are Tuesday, July 22 at 10:00 am & 6:00 pm and Thursday, July 24 at 10:00 am.   September dates will be Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00 am & 6:00 pm and Thursday, September 25 at 10:00 am.

BERNINA MACHINE AND SERGER MASTERY CLASSES
Machine  Mastery Classes



Machine Mastery Classes

MACHINE MASTERY REMEMBER, 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.

July 18, Aug 30, Sept 26    10:00-12:00

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

July 18, Aug 30, Sept 26    1:00-3:00

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

July 12, Aug 22, Sept 13    10:00-12:00

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

July 12, Aug 22, Sept 13    1:00-3:00

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

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.

July 14 @6:00 pm, Sept 15 @ 6:00 pm

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.

July 15 @ 6:00 pm, Sept 16 @ 6:00 pm

Machine Mastery # 9 is about decorative stitches and endless embroidery. Bring everything that was required for MM8.

  
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