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 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.

BLOCK OF THE MONTH dates for third quarter....

Block of the Month Dates for third quarter

The $5 Block of the month dates for the third quarter of 2015 are:

July:   Thursday July 23 at 10:00, Tuesday July 28 at 10:00 & 6:00

August: Tuesday Aug 25 at 10:00 & 6:00, Thursday Aug 27 at 10:00

September: Tuesday Sept 22 at 10:00 & 6:00, Tuesday Sept 29 at 10:00


John Adams
"Quilt Dad" and Author of Beyond Neutral is coming to Studio Stitch
this September

John will be teaching “Pacific Crest” from the cover
of his book Beyond Neutral.

September 19     $85.00 (includes lunch)*    10:00-3:00

*Plus Supplies (will receive 15% discount off supplies if purchased at shop)

Hatched in Africa

Embroidery Design Company, Hatched in Africa is coming to Studio Stitch this September.  Along with seeing a fabulous trunk show attendees will leave with a disk of free designs valued at      .

$15.00      September 24   10:00



City Sampler Reunion & Charleston Carriage Information Session         Come show off your completed City Sampler quilt and learn about the next monthly class starting in October!                                                                                                           FREE                                                                                 September 29



Beginning Quilting - Rail Fence

Make a quilt you & your family can treasure forever in this beginning quilt class. You will learn how to rotary cut, strip piece, quilt and bind as you construct your quilt.   This is a great introduction to machine piecing and quilting with the end results being a fantastic quilt to pass down for generations to come.  Pattern included in class fee.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh       Fee: $90.00          
 Dates: July 20, 27, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31                                   6 - 9pm


Carpenter’s Star – Beginning 2

Make this fun quilt in any size you prefer – from a 30x30 wall hanging, a 56x56 throw, a 96x96 queen or a 108x108 king. The number of blocks and the methods are identical. The only difference is the size of the blocks.  Rotary cutting and 1/4 inch seam experience required.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                                        Fee: $60.00

Dates: Aug 12, 19, 26                            1:30-4:30

Flower of the Month

These gorgeous paper pieced flowers can be finished as a wall hanging to change with the seasons. We will start with the Coneflower and go through December with a Christmas Cactus. Just sign up to take whichever ones you are interested in.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                        Fee: $30.00

Dates: June 8 & 15                                 2:00-5:00


Two Fabric Bargello

Have you ever wanted to make a bargello quilt but the thought of choosing all those fabrics seemed overwhelming?  For this bargello quilt you only need 2 fabrics!  Simple enough for those who have completed Beginner Quilt Class and challenging enough for the experienced quilter who wants to explore bargello quilts. This class is offered as a one day OR 2 evening class

Teacher: Lillian Adcock          Fee: $45.00

Date: Aug 4            10:00-4:00               OR           Dates: Aug 27, Sept 3   6:00-9:00


Lil’ Critters Quilt

These quilts are fun to make!! First we will perfect our machine applique skills for the precise applique of the animal.  Your choices will be a frog, bunny, teddy, and more.  Then we will draw lines on the background to write the story to be machine quilted.  Quilting something you already know such as hand writing, your machine quilting skills will improve more than you can imagine!  The quilt will be finished using a 7/8” - 1” rick rack as a little surprise added in the binding.

Teacher: Susan Edmonson    Date: July 20        10:30-4:30               $55.00


Hattie’s Dresden

 A fun take on the Dresden block! This is pieced similarly to a traditional dresden and easier to make than you’d expect. You’ll learn techniques for making a dresden as well as appliqué options. It’s named for May Chappell’s sister, Hattie

Teacher: Lee Monroe                                             Fee: $55.00

Dates: Aug 4, 18                    6:00-8:00


Urban Park

This is a great second quilt!  Color placement gives a simple quilt a dramatic, modern effect.  The class will cover construction of the top including on-point settings and that pesky math!  You may even leave class with a finished top!

Teacher: Lisa Alley                 Fee: $45.00

Date: Aug 6                                   10:30-5:30


Quilted Jacket

Make a jacket without buying fabric!!  

In the first class you will learn how to make the fabric for your jacket by creatively piecing and quilting your scraps. Then you will learn how to fit the jacket and construct the garment in the next three classes.  

Teacher: Kathleen Kulla                         Fee: $65.00                                         Dates: Aug 20, Sept, 3, 10, 17                                                    10:00-1:30


Spicy Spiral Table Runner

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

Teacher: Lillian Adcock                                         Fee: $45.00

Dates: Sept 1, 8                     2:00-5:00


Cherokee Whispers

You will be a “half square triangle” professional when you finish this quilt. The whole top is constructed from two different sizes of half square triangles which can be made using several different methods. This quilt uses all scraps so there is no fabric to purchase.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                                        Fee: $60.00

Dates: Sept 30, Oct 14, 21, 28                               10:00-1:00


  Spider Web Quilt

Learn how to use the Creative Grids Spider Web Tool! Whether you want to make a your goblins a fun Halloween quilt, or you want to use every day fabrics, each quilt is sure to be a beauty. Students will learn to construct the blocks used to make the Spider Web quilt but will also see demonstrations on how to use the tool to make other blocks as well. The possibilities are endless! This class is scrap friendly!! Intermediate.

Teacher: Justiann Ard                            Fee: $40.00

Dates: Sept 1, 15                   6:00-8:30


Stack & Whack

Make a fun quilt using one fabric for the stars - and like magic – all the stars are different. The magic is all in the way you stack and cut the fabric.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                                        Fee: $60.00

Dates: Sept 9, 16, 23, 30                                       2:00-5:30


Wavy 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: Sept 21, 28                                 10:00-4:00 

Quilter’s Academy 2

 Quilter's Academy, Sophomore Year:  Simple blocks become more interesting when turned on point.  Learn the math and design concepts that will allow you to create WOW quilts from basic blocks.  3 3-hour classes and 1 final "workshop" 5-hour class.  Students will need machines and sew only in the 5-hour class.  The first 3 classes are lecture/demos with assigned homework.  QA #1 is not a requirement, but familiarity with the information in the  book is necessary. 

 Teacher: Karen Pervier                                          Fee: $150.00

Dates: Sept 10, Oct 8 Nov 12        4:00-7:00       AND           Jan 14   1:00-6:00


Flower Doodles

 Let’s play with Wax Pastels & Inktense Pencils!  While we create a water color painting on fabric.  This is a very easy, fun way to paint on fabric.  As a bonus you will perfect your machine quilting skills & create a beautiful little quilted wall hanging.  Don’t worry about having to know how to draw, Susan will have a pattern you can trace to make this a really easy process, and yes you can be an artist!  Along with drawing & simple painting there will be lots of focus on color.  Of course there will be lots of embellishing techniques for a perfect piece!  We will be doing some free-motion embroidery, beading, hand embroidery and some unique applique techniques.  The finish will be done with the wacky log cabin piecing for a fun border, and several unique binding techniques to choose from.  You can’t make just one!!!  

Teacher: Susan Edmonson  Date: Aug 28        10:30-4:30               $55.00


  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        
Dates: April 20 or May 5   10:00-12:00      


 This summer Susan will be offering two different Kid’s Camps. The first will be July 13, 14, and 15, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.   The project will be to make a Name Bunting to hang in your room, and a pillow case if time allows.

The second camp will be held August 10, 11, and 12, from 9:30- 12:30 am. During this session, they will make a rag edge quilt. If time permits, they will be able to make a bookmark.  

They 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


Slipcover Classes

Slipcover Two

Join us for this hands on two day workshop were you will learn to slipcover an actual peice of furniture.  We will walk you through all the steps learned in slipcover 1 and apply them to your chair. 

Slipcover 1 is a prerequisite to take this class for the confident sewer.

Teacher: Emily Fisher                                         Fee: $75.00

Dates: Tues July 28- Thurs July 30  

  Beginning Quilting - Rail Fence

Make a quilt you & your family can treasure forever in this beginning quilt class. You will learn how to rotary cut, strip piece, quilt and bind as you construct your quilt.   This is a great introduction to machine piecing and quilting with the end results being a fantastic quilt to pass down for generations to come.  Pattern included in class fee.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh          Fee: $90.00     
Dates: July 20, 27, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31                                   10:00-1:00


NC Embroidery Project

You can show your pride in our state as you make and display this great embroidery project. It can be finished as a wall hanging, pillow or table topper.

Teacher: Jennifer Whiteman                     Fee: $45.00

Dates: July 11 from 10:00-4:00 and July 18 from 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: July 18, Aug 15, Sept 26     11:00        

All About ME (Machine Embroidery)

This is a webinar class presented by Bernina. 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 (includes disc 10:00-11:00)                                        Date: July 6, Aug 3, Sept 14                   $25.00 (stay & stitch 11:00-2:00)


Software Classes

 The Beyond the Basics Software Classes are $15 for customers who have purchased
software through us and $20 for those who purchased elsewhere.

 Magic Wand Tool

Don't we all wish we had one, with that being said, the magic wand is another tool in our set of digitizing tools we have in our software.  In this class we will learn another way to either fully digitize an image or just digitize the areas we want. Editor and Designer Plus

Teacher: Jennifer Whiteman            

Date: August 15                     1:30-4:00

 Auto Digitizing

Your first step into digitizing? Not sure about manual digitizing, this is a good place to start and let the software do most of the work.

Teacher: Jennifer Whiteman

Date: Sept 26                         1:30-4:00


Embroidery 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: July 14, Aug 11, Sept 8                                10:30-12:30


Flower of the Month

These gorgeous paper pieced flowers can be finished as a wall hanging to change with the seasons. We will do the poppy in August and the sunflower in September. Just sign up to take whichever ones you are interested in.

Teacher: Elisabeth Pugh                        Fee: $40.00

Dates: Aug 10 & 24 (poppy)                               2:00-5:30
Sept 9 & 23 (sunflower)                         10:00-2:00


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. 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: July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11                  10:00-12:30

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 # 1: Introduction to Your Machine required before all other classes. Needles, Threads, Maintenance, Basic Stitching.

               July 27, Aug 13, Sept 12     10:00-12:00

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

July 27, Aug 13, Sept 12      1:00-3:00

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

July 25, Aug 8, Sept 18         10:00-12:00

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

July 25, Aug 8, Sept 18          1:00-3:00

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

Sept 5       10:00-3:00                


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.

July 9, Aug 22, Oct 1                     10:30- 1:30


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.

July 9, Aug 22, Oct 1                       1:30-3:30