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 have Sit and Sew every Wednesday starting in May!!  Leave the housework at home, bring out those projects that need finishing and come on over for some "sewing camaraderie".   During May and June Sit & Sew will be from 10:00 until 5:30 every Wednesday except for June 18 during kids camp.  On June 18 S&S will be from 2:00 until 5:30.  Evening Sit and Sews will continue to be the second Tuesday of each month.   This quarter the dates are April 8, May 13 and June 10 from 6:00 until 8:30.
  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

  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                                                                                       Dates: April 15, May 19, June 23   10:00-12:30
  Kicked up Canvas Bag
Come join us for this fun bag project. You will do embroidered applique on our machines and add a monogram. Then you will finish your bag with fabric embellishments. We will use both the ruffler and the edge stitch foot.
Teacher:  Jennifer Whiteman        Fee:  $20.00                Date: April 8    10:30-2:30
  Sweatshirt “Change UP
Up-cycle that old (or new) sweatshirt and turn it into a quick jacket. Make a cute jacket for that little one or a fun casual jacket for yourself. This class is for the confident beginner and beyond.
Teacher: Emily Fisher       Fee: $30.00            Date:  April 16           2:00-4:30

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


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: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 - 6:00-9:00

City Sampler
Get ready for a huge block challenge! Using Tula Pink’s City Sampler book, we will make 100 modern quilt blocks. Detailed cutting, pressing and piecing handouts will be provided. This class will meet monthly through January 2015. Starts May 21.
Teacher:  Lee Monroe    Fee: $25.00 per session                       Dates: 3rd Wednesday 10:00-12:00

Through the Year
Make a wall quilt with button-on toppers to change for the seasons.  Learn layered patchwork and raw edge applique.
Teacher:  Susan Holmes   Fee:  $50.00                                                                                                     Dates:  April 7, 14, 21   10:00-3:00

Spring Table Runner - Tucker Trimmer
Dress your table for spring using Deb Tucker’s Tucker Trimmer ruler & your favorite bright fabrics to make these flowery blocks. Learn the technique and the quilt & project possibilities are endless!
Teacher:  Justiann Ard   Fee: $35.00
Date:  April 10         10:00-2:00

Strawberry Social
 Spring is finally here! It’s almost time for strawberry picking so what could be a better way to celebrate by making this yummy strawberry quilt. This quilt is a pieced quilt and features big, ripe strawberries on a creamy background.  This would be a perfect second quilt.  Knowledge of quarter inch seams and rotary cutting required.
Teacher:  Paula Thompson   Fee:  $50.00
Dates:  May 2, 16, 23  10:00 - 1:00  

Hot Flash
Hot Flash is a fun quilt made with the Tucker Hunter's Star ruler - there are no "y" seams!!  The pattern includes three different sizes.  This quilt would be gorgeous in any color combination.  The sample uses red and cream scraps.      Confident beginner to intermediate                                                                                                        
Teacher:  Elisabeth Pugh   Fee:  $60.00            Dates:  April 29, May 6, 13, 20        10:00-1:00

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:  April 29, May 6, 13, 20   2:00-5:30
  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: May 5 & 12   10:00-3:00

  Lazy Sunday
 This layer cake and fat quarter friendly pattern is so much fun to sew up!! Knowledge of piecing and sewing a ¼” seam is a must! You’ll love how quickly it goes together! A May Chappell original design.
Teacher:  Lee Monroe**Fee:  $50.00               Dates:   May 8 & 22  1:00-4:00

Voile String Quilt
Voile makes the softest quilts! In this class, you will learn how to make a string block, as well as tips for sewing with voile. We will discuss fabric selection, color choices and foundation piecing. This is sure to be a quilt you want to keep for yourself! A May Chappell original design.
Teacher:  Lee Monroe            Fee:  $50.00                Date: May 8 & 22    6-8:30


T 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, 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+supplies
Dates: April 24   1:00-5:00  & May 10 10:00-4:00
 Fan Dance

Make this gorgeous quilt as you learn paper piecing and curved piecing techniques.  Basic sewing & rotary cutting skills required.
Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh        Fee:  $60.00        Dates:  Mar 19, Apr 2, 9, 16   10:00-1:00

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    Thursday, May 15, 6-8:30

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:Justiann Ard     Fee:$10.00     Dates:  April 19, May 17, June 21  Time: 11:00-12:00

NEW!!   All About ME (Machine Embroidery) CLUB

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

Teacher:  Susan Holmes                                        Fee: $10.00                           
Dates:  April 22 @ 1:00, May 24 @ 10:00, June 28 @ 10:00

In the Hoop (ITH) Applique Soft Toy Project
  Create an ITH soft toy project from an applique embroidery design in your embroidery software.  Make a sweet soft stuffed toy for that special baby or toddler in your life.  Experience and knowledge of Bernina Software Version 6 or 7 required
 Teacher:  Deborah Foster          Fee: $35.00                       Date:  April 17     1:30-4:30

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 Software-(Designer and Editor Plus level) This is an hour long introduction to Bernina Software 7.  You will set the measurement system, calibrate your screen and more.
Date: May 6   11-12 and May 12   6:00-7:00
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: April 14    6-8 and April 30    11:00-1:00
Basic Design editing-(Designer and Editor plus level) Learn methods of resizing, re-shaping, changing fill types and more.
Date: June 9   6-8 and June 19 2:00-4:00
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.

Monogramming-(Designer and Editor Plus level) you will learn to use the tools to create your own monograms.     Date: May 17 1:30-3:30
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: June 21 1:30-3:30
  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:  June 2    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:  June 2    1:30-3:30   Fee:  $15.00
   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: Apr 11, May 9, June 13          10:00-12:30
   Block of the Month Dates for second quarter I2013 - 2014)
The $5 Block of the Month is looking forward to having a quarter of good weather after struggling to keep on schedule during the winter. The April dates and times are Tuesday, April 22 at 10:00 am & 6:00 pm and Thursday, April 24 at 10:00 am.  May dates are Thursday, May 22 at  10:00 am and Tuesday, May 27 at 10:00 am & 6:00 pm.  June dates are Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00 am & 6:00 pm and Thursday, June 26 at 10:00 pm.
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.
April 12 @ 10:00, May 15 @ 10:00, June 28 @ 11:00
Machine Mastery # 2: Basic Operation Basic Stitches, Utility functions, Hemming
April 12 @ 1:00, May 15 @ 1:00, June 28 @ 2:00
Machine Mastery # 3: Basic Operation continued Buttonholes, Button Sew-On, Zippers
April 28 @ 10:00, May 24 @ 10:00 June 5 @ 10:00
Machine Mastery # 4: Stitch Fun Function, Memory, Alphabets
April 28 @ 1:00, May 24 @ 1:00, June 5 @ 1:00
Machine Mastery # 5: Stitch Fun Continued Free Motion, Bernina Stitch Regulator, Double Needle, Wing Needle                   April 3 @ 10:00, May 1 @ 10:00
  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. 
April 23 @ 10:30, May 10 @ 10:30, June 12 @ 11:00
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 .
April 23 @ 1:30, May 10 @ 1:30, June 12 @ 2:00
 Machine Mastery # 9 is about decorative stitches and endless embroidery. Bring everything that was required for MM8.
April 17 @ 10:30, May 19 @ 6:00, June 10 @ 10:30