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



2016
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

Modern Quilt Guild
January 18th, at 6:30 p.m., Studio Stitch will host the second interest meeting for a
Greensboro chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. We invite anyone to come and share your ideas. At January meeting we will continue to discuss how we want to be organized, activities we would like to see come out of the guild, and what our goal and mission will be as well as our first show and tell.
For more information on the Modern Quilt Guild visit

http://www.themodernquiltguild.com/. See you at the meeting


 

BLOCK OF THE MONTH
     

Block of the Month 2016
 Studio Stitch BLOCK OF THE MONTH is starting up again! 
Come join our $5.00 Block of the Month as we explore a new block style every month, get all the newest tips and tricks and enjoy spending time with old and new friends.   Complete your block each month and join us for our meeting and you will create an entire quilt top worth of blocks for just $5.00 (plus one time $2.50 for All meetings are held monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 10am and 6pm and fourth Thursday at 10am.   First month meets Jan 26th and Jan 28th.  Please call the shop to sign up or have us add your name to the
interest list.

Block of the Month Challenge
Calling all 2015 Block of the Month Students.  Its Challenge time!  At the first meeting in January we will go over the details for this years challenge.  Work on those Block of the Month Projects between now and then so you can be entered for a chance to win prizes!



Scrappy Bits Applique Workshop

This class is perfect for beginner quilters as well as more advanced students interested in learning this raw-edge applique

technique. Students will learn Shannon Brinkley’s simple and fun raw-edge applique technique, basic quilting techniques, and basic free motion quilting. Students will take away the finished or nearly finished quilt top!

Students will be able to choose from a variety of templates (purchased the day of the workshop from Shannon, or ordered/downloaded and printed beforehand from her website, shannon-brinkley.com). Students will have a blast choosing beautiful fabric that, once collaged together, will create a really striking and modern look.

Teacher: Shannon Brinkley  Fee: $110.00*       Date: Mar 24     10:00-4:00

Shannon will be teaching her Around the World Quilt at Sew Original on March 23. This class will also be from 10:00-4:00 and will cost $110.00. You can take both classes for $200.00.



Head for the Border - 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 6 months @ 2pm   COST:  FREE Organizational meeting Challenge guidelines and first assignment at first class meeting in January.   Please sign up at the shop, so we can get a head count for this Round Robin .  Leaders:  Muriel & Holly   from Sew Original

     

 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

Teacher:  Lisa Alley    Fee:  $45.00                                      Date:  Jan 27        10:00-4:00

Little House on the Wall

In this fun class you will make a small wall hanging using easy techniques such as fusible applique and fast embellishment. Each wall-hanging consists of 3 blocks: sky (your choice of day or night), cabin (your choice of serious or wonky), and trees (your choice of evergreen or leafy). I provide instruction in fusible applique and embellishment as well as templates for the applique. You can use my templates or design your own. At the end of class you should have a wall quilt ready to hang and the templates and skills you need to make more. This class is suitable for those with any amount of sewing experience. Class meets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an hour for lunch.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Teacher: Mary Puckett                       Fee: $60.00     Date: Jan 30        10:00-4:00

 

Butterfly Quilt

Get ready for spring with this beautiful butterfly quilt. This is a Tula Pink pattern that will perfect your piecing skills. This is an eight session class that requires precutting before class

Teacher: Paula Thompson                                               Fee: $ $95.00
Dates:   Feb 10, 24, Mar 9, 23, Apr 6, 20, May 4, 18                     10:00-1:00
  

Faux Cathedral Windows Table Runner

Make a Cathedral Window table runner without all the prep work that a traditional Cathedral Window requires. Traditionally, this pattern is hand sewn, but using this method it can be made using your machine and is also charm pack friendly. The runner can be hand or machine quilted at home
Teacher: Robin McCann         Fee: $35.00              Date: Feb 8                   10:30-2:00
   

Beginning Quilting Table Runner

Make a great table runner as you learn the basics of rotary cutting, ¼ seams and chain piecing. These skills are the basics that will be needed in all the quilts you make in the future.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                    Fee: $35.00      Feb 17 & 24        2:00-5:00

   

Double Wedding Ring with no Curved Piecing

Ever wanted to do a Double Wedding Ring but shivered at the thought of curved piecing? Well, the time has come to learn how to do it without curved piecing. This is a fusible technique that does not have raw edges. You will finish one ring with 4 outside arcs which can become a pillow or grow!     This is a one session class that is being offered twice.                        

Teacher: Lillian Adcock                                     Fee: $35.00

Date: Feb 19     2:00-5:00   or Mar 7       6:00-9:00

 

Twisted Quilt

This graphic quilt is easier than it looks.  It just takes a bit of color placement planning.  We’ll talk about tips on making the blocks and making those triangles behave.  If you look closely at my sample, you’ll see the imperfections.  I’ll give you hints on how to avoid those “misses” (and permission to just let them be…) 

Teacher: Lisa Alley           Fee: $70.00          Dates: Mar 15 & 29          10:00-2:00

 

Legendary-Sasquatch Quilt

Here’s a perfect quilt for Sasquatch fans (and, really, who doesn’t love the guy!)  This fun Elizabeth Hartman project goes together quicker than you may think.  A little organization is all you need.  Make the pillow or the throw-sized quilt or both.

Teacher: Lisa Alley             Fee: $45.00        Date: Mar 18                   10:00-3:00

 

Beginning Paper Piecing

Have you ever wanted to try a paper pieced quilt but did not feel comfortable because you had no paper piecing experience? This is a one afternoon class that will cover the basics of paper piecing as you make a paper pieced compass star that can be used as a centerpiece on a table or a small wall hanging.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                    Fee: $30.00              Date: March 23             1:30-5:00

 

Hand Quilting

Learn to hand piece and hand quilt while making a traditional block in this class. Not interested in the hand piecing part? You can join the class during the quilting part and bring your own project.

Teacher: Linda Clark          Fee: $45.00 for all or $30.00 for quilting          
Dates: Mar 2 (piecing), 9 & 16 (quilting)                   2:00-5:00

 

Lines, Triangles & Blocks

Are you scared to enter the Forest of Block Drafting and Design? There is no need to worry because in this class you will gain the courage to follow the road through the forest of triangles, lines and blocks to draft your own quilt blocks! NO COMPUTER NEEDED! This is all hand drafted but the information can be a great asset for computer programs like EQ (Electric Quilt). This class is a one session class and is being offered twice.

Teacher: Lillian Adcock                         Fee: $35.00
Date: Jan 21     10:00-1:00   or        Feb 11       6:00-9:00

  Charleston Carriage

This is a monthly class meeting on the second Tuesday evening of
every month for 11 months (excluding December). We will be making
a quilt top while learning about fabric selection, value, contrast and
color choices! The pattern includes patchwork, appliqué and paper
foundation piecing options. Come on September 29 at 6 (free) to
learn more!

Teacher:   Lee Monroe Fee:  $30.00 per session
Dates:  Jan 12 6:00-8:00

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+).

Fee:$40.00        Dates: TBD  

 

Fat Quarter Bag

This easy bag is big enough to carry a couple of toddlers (though I use mine to carry linens and quilts to retreats).  They made great gifts and are super easy to construct.

Teacher: Lisa Alley             Fee: $25.00         Date: Mar 1             1:00-4:00

 

 

Fat Quarter Pop-Up

 

This is a fast, fun little project and you’ll be the envy of all your quilting buds at the next retreat. Use your favorite fabric to create this pop-up container that is perfect to set next to your sewing machine to catch all those loose threads and scraps.                                                                                       
Teacher: Lisa Alley                             Fee: $20.00                                                                             Date: Feb 4                 1:00-4:00

 

 

Sweatshirt

Modify a sweatshirt to wear into spring. You will learn how to turn a sweatshirt into a zip front jacket with embroidery embellishments.                                  Teachers: Kathleen Kulla & Jennifer Whiteman                                              Fee: $45.00                                                                                      Date: Feb 18                                                             10:00-4:00

 

Tuffet

We will be making a “Tuffet in a Weekend” during our mini retreat on Feb 5 & 6. Sew-in cost includes class and one on one instruction, a preprinted foundation with instruction booklet, complete upholstery kit with Ultracel high quality beveled edge foam, predrilled cabinet grade wood base, batting, other upholstery supplies and a selection of bun feet: plus Friday supper, Saturday lunch and a fun place to sew with friends! Only $245.00 per “tuffeteer”.

Friday 1pm – 8 pm   and Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm           Teacher: Kathleen Quirk-Keyser

 

Circular Bag

This is a perfect travel case for your jewelry, cosmetics, or sewing supplies. Zipper closure makes the circle organizer a half moon. Create this cute circular bag using the circular embroidery attachment. Don’t have attachment? Rent one of ours!!!

Teacher: Jennifer Whiteman        Fee: $25.00                Date: Jan 25         10:30-2:30      

 

Messenger Bag

Make this cute purse in one day! Fun messenger bag full of pockets for organization in a small purse. Looks great with Batiks!!                                                                                                                                                        Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh           Fee: $35.00                    Date: Jan 20               10:00-3:00

 
EMBROIDERY CLASSES
 

 Embroider by Number Baskets

It's like paper-piecing for your embroidery machine! Join us to stitch out your basket of posies just in time for spring. These baskets are great for pin cushions, mini quilts, pot holders, mug rugs and more!

Teacher: Justiann Ard      Fee: $20           Date: March 5                10:00-4:00

   

Key-FOBulous In-the-Hoop Embroidery Project

Let the embroidery machine do the sewing for you! These circle zipper pouches and lip balm holders are perfect for stashing a few dollars and your lipstick, keeping them handy. Make a set for you and then one for a friend – great  gifts! Awesome way to use those few leftover small pieces of your favorite fabric.

Teacher: Justiann Ard         Fee:  $15.00                                                                         Date: Feb 20               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 9, Feb 20, Mar 26


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CLUBS AND SERIES
 

Software Technique of the Month

If you have software, any version, and want to know more about it, this is the class or 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:Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 8                                10:30-12:30

   

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. Then become a more confident free motion quilter. This class meets on the second Friday of the month.

Teacher: Kathleen Kulla                      Fee: $12.50

Dates: Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 11                 10:00-12:30
BERNINA MACHINE AND SERGER MASTERY CLASSES
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 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.

Jan 23, Feb 3, March 19                             10:00-12:00

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

Jan 23, Feb 3, March 19                       1:00-3:00

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

Jan 19, Feb 27, Mar 14       10:00-12:00

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

Jan 19, Feb 27, Mar 14                       1:00-3:00

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

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.

Jan 5, Feb 13, Mar 28                          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 5, Feb 13, Mar 28                          @ 1:30