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


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

BLOCK OF THE MONTH Starting Again....
     

Our block of the month is starting up again in September. Come join our $5.00 block of the month as we explore a new block style every month, get all Justiann's newest tips and tricks and enjoy spending time with old and new friends. Complete your block each month, join us for the meeting and you will create an entire quilt top worth of blocks for only $5.00 (plus a onetime charge of $2.50 for instructions). All meetings are held monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 10 am and 6 pm and fourth Thursday at 10 am. The dates for this fall are: September: Tues, 23 at 10:00 & 6:00, and Thurs, 25 at 10:00.   October: Thurs, 23 @ 10:00, and Tues, 28 at 10:00 & 6:00. November: Thurs, 20 @ 10:00, and Tues 25 @ 10:00 & 6:00. (Note the Thursday in November is the 3rd Thursday rather than the 4th due to Thanksgiving). We will not meet in December.  

 

October 31 is Halloween!!!

Trick or treat bag challenge!! The girls at Studio Stitch challenged each other to come up with the best trick or treat bag from a blank bag. We've decided it would be even more fun for you to join us! Come get your bag at the store, decorate it, sew on it, embroider it, the sky is the limit! Then, let us hang your bag in the store. There will be prizes for the three most creative bags. They will need to be to us by October 18th. We will have the winners announced by October 25th.



12 Weeks of Christmas

Week 1 - Oct 4 @ 10:00 - Memory Pillow - Commemorate your favorite people or places with this very sentimental gift. Class will cover how to print your photos on fabric and how to construct a simple throw pillow. $25

Week 2 - Oct 10 @ 1:00 - Make a great quilted fabric gift bag for a bottle of wine or an olive oil carafe that can be a gift in itself. $20

Week 3- Oct 15 @ 5:00 - Make the Rock Candy Table Topper for your Christmas table using only one charm pack.   $20

Week 4 - Oct 21 @ 2:00 - Learn how easy and fun it is to make a tissue holder, glasses case and small zipper case in the embroidery hoop. These are quick, simple gifts you can make for yourself or give as gifts to your family and friends. $25                          

Week 5 - Nov 1 @ 10:00 - This is the snowman table runner that is hanging in the store. Jennifer will teach you how to multi-hoop the design. Susan will help you with cutting and completing the table runner. You can use the the red snowman fabric, or you could use the blue snowman fabric that we now have. You will need to purchase the embroidery design. $20

Week 6 - Nov 4 @ 10:00 - Learn basic paper piecing as you make small paper pieced trees & Santas that could be used as part of a quilt or as the front of a holiday card. $20

Week 7 - Nov 12 @ 1:00 - While stitching out this super cute sweatshirt, for you or a loved one, we will be going over some rules and tips for stitching on knits.   $20

Week 8 - Nov 22 @ 1:00 - Another tie? This year surprise your fella with a hand sewn tie instead of one from the department store. With lots of fun, and unique fabric to choose from, he's sure to be envied around the office. $15

Week 9 - Nov 24 @ 10:00 - Are you tired of having to settle for whatever greeting card you can find? Why not make your own! You will have a finished Holiday card at the end of the class and will have had fun making it. $15

Week 10 - Dec 6 @ 10:00 - Make this cute ruffle apron for yourself or give as a gift. Learn how to use the narrow hemmer foot to easily finish the edges. The ruffles will quickly be made with the ruffler. The sample is made using modern Christmas fabrics. You could choose more traditional Christmas fabrics, or fabrics that you could use year round. $20

Week 11 - Dec 10 @ 5:00 - This cute mini Christmas Stocking by Fig Tree & Co. Threads goes together very quickly and would be great for that special gift or to be a gift by itself. For fabric all you need are three fat quarters and a piece of ribbon!!   $15

Week 12 - Dec 15 @ 10:00 -Fabric ornaments are a great way to use up leftover fabric & require NO sewing - just ironing and pinning. They are also great teacher gifts.  $15

 Save the Date:  Luke Haynes is coming!!

 Luke Haynes is a designer working with fabric to create objects and exhibitions. His work seeks to change the way viewers understand utility based objects. His work hangs in collections, homes and museums across the United States and internationally. Check out his website: www.lukehaynes.com.

 He will be at Studio Stitch on March 14, 2015. Details on classes will be in the next newsletter.

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: Susan Holmes  Fee:$40.00   Date: Oct 16   6:00-9:00 & Nov 10   10:00-12:00


PICTURE COMING SOON

Clutch Class

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 to attach the frame. Great for confident beginners! Pattern included.

Teacher: Lee Monroe          Fee: $40.00        Date: Oct 15            1:00-4:00


 PICTURE COMING SOON

Beginner Sewing

In this class you will be making a simple but stylish apron. You will learn how to construct pockets, make simple pleats and ties. No previous sewing experience required. Check out the sample in the store.

Teacher: Susan Holmes  Fee: $35.00   Dates: Oct 17 & 24        10:00-3:00


 

Pillow Case with optional Embroidery

Come at 11:00 if you would like to learn how to position and embroider a name on the cuff of your pillow case. Doing the embroidery first will cover up the back of the embroidery on your pillow case when it is assembled. At 1:00 you will learn how to cut and assemble a pillow case using French seams.

Teacher: Lillian Adcock   Fee: $30.00 am & pm   25.00 pm only       Date: Nov 6  11:00 embroidery 1:00 pillowcase

 
BEGINNER QUILTING CLASSES
 

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: Oct 22, 29,
                                       Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3               6:00-9:00


QUILTING CLASSES

 

Men's Tie Wall Quilt

This little wall quilt is a great way to repurpose the ugly ties in your man's closet. You'll learn to work with the interesting fabrics in a tie and to foundation piece these simple but powerful blocks. These make great Christmas or Father's Day gifts unless he really loves wearing that polyester Sponge Bob tie...

Teacher: Lisa Alley   Fee: $45.00    Date: Nov 7 10:00-4:00

 

Sue Nami

Did you take Hot Flash? This fun star quilt uses the same rulers that were used in Hot Flash. In the Vermont Quilt Festival this quilt was a triple winner, winning the Blue Ribbon, Viewer's Choice and Best Adult Beginner categories.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh    Fee: $60.00       Dates: Oct 20, 27, Nov 3, 17     1:30-4:30

 

Christmas Log Cabin

Make this cute Christmas Log Cabin Wall hanging using Creative Grids Rulers. This quilt pattern features the new "Curvy Log Cabin" ruler.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh & Paula Thompson   Fee: $45.00   Dates: Nov 18, Dec 2, 9  10:00-1:00

 

Designer Burping Clothe & Changing Pad

Work on your free motion quilting and make these adorable items for the special baby on your Christmas list or as an extra special shower gift for the expectant mom.

Teacher: Kathleen Kulla  Fee: $25.00   Date: Nov 13           10:00-1:00

   

Applique Angel

This angel is the perfect small wall hanging for Christmas, but you can make an angel for any season! Learn to use raw edge applique with blanket stitching.

Teacher: Lillian Adcock      Fee: $35.00   Dates: Dec 1 & 2    1:30-4:30

 

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: Nov 21 & Dec 4      10:00 - 3:00

 

Tee Shirt Quilt

Dig through your collection of t-shirts, 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 or childhood events. Make one for that special person 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! Basic quilting skills required

Teacher: Lydia Goode         Fee: $45+supplies  Dates: Oct 18 &25  10:00-4:00

PICTURE COMING SOON
 

Spicy Spiral Table Runner

Use a 9 or 10 degree ruler to make a bargello table runner that spirals on both ends to use on your holiday table. Did you make the dinosaur play mat? If so, here is your chance to use that ruler again!

Teacher: Lillian Adcock      Fee: $40.00     Dates: Oct 20 & 27     10:00-12:30


 PICTURE COMING SOON

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

SERGER CLASSES 
 

Holiday Table Runner

Create a gift that delivers warmth, elegance, and style. “Made-It” Home for the Holidays Table runner is a gift that will become a cherished holiday tradition providing a happy and cheerful table scape for winter celebrations.   Add extraordinary trims, beads and tassels if desired. Instructions allow you to custom design your runner for a specific table or chest or use standard table measurements.

Teacher: Amelia McNairy   Fee: $45.00     Date: Nov 24    1:00-4:00

 

Neck Roll Pillow

Use your overlock machine to zip out an elegant neck roll. Simple construction techniques include ruffling on the sewing machine or utilizing the cover stitch, cording, and flat construction along with decorative edging produces a whimsical pillow which speaks volumes, brightening the day*s outlook while providing a look into the past.  

Teacher:Amelia McNairy    Fee: $45.00   Date:   Dec 1    10:00 - 1:00

   
EMBROIDERY CLASSES 

 

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: Oct 18 & Nov 15                   Time: 11:00-12:00


               

 

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: Nov 22, Dec 13                    10:00-11:00



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.

Basic Lettering & monogramming-(Designer and Editor plus level) First we will go over the basics of lettering and see the fun we can have with it The second part will be about monogramming and how to use our monogramming program to make our monograms and the options we have. Cost: Basic lettering is free to those who bought their software from Studio Stitch & $15.00 to those who bought theirs elsewhere. Monogramming is $15.00

Date: November 3 @ 10:00

Software Block of the Month

Starting October 14th we will meet once a month and take a tool or more and use them to make a block. At the end of the 9 months you will have a software designed quilt. We will use the quilter program to lay it out.

Dates: Oct 14, Nov 11  2:00-5:00   Fee: $25.00/month

Auto Digitizing

Turn pictures into stitches by using the auto digitizing tools in the software.                    

Date: Oct 18    1:00-3:30 fee: $15.00

Artistic Effects

Our software offers many different ways of enhancing or even changing our designs. Play with the tools that can take a simple line and turn it into a frame.                                        

   Date: Nov 15    1:00-3:30   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: Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12         10:00-12:30


 
 

Block of the Month 2014 - 2015 Starts this September

See Full Details above

BERNINA MACHINE AND SERGER 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.

Oct 4 @ 10:00, Nov 20 @ 12:00, Dec 13 @ 11:30

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

Oct 4 @ 1:00, Nov 20 @ 3:00, Dec 13 @ 2:00**

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

Oct 16 @ 10:00, Nov 22 @11:30, Dec 8 @ 10:00

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

Oct 16 @ 1:00, Nov 22@ 2:00, Dec 8 @ 1:00

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

Oct 30 @ 10:00

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.

Oct 11 @ 10:00, Nov 17 @6:00

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.

Oct 11 @ 1:00, Nov 18@ 6:00

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