Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sewing, Quilting, and Home Decor in March!

Quilting



Saturday, March 1st

Block of the Month
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Time: 9am to 10am
Fee: $55

This is the second month of a 10 month program. Each month you will pick up your block fabrics along with the block pattern and get full verbal and visual instructions. Once finished, this quilt will measure 100"x100".




Tuesday, March 4th

Victory Garden
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Time: 10am to 3pm
Fee: $35

This fun quilt is perfect for your favorite whimsical fabric, or you can make it a traditional Union Jack in blue, red and white. In this class, you will learn how to make templates and how to use them correctly.


Tuesday, March 4th

Paper Piecing
Instructor: Patti Hayden
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Fee: $25

Learn paper piecing - a foundation technique that will allow you to create blocks that are all the same size; each with precise, sharp points and perfectly matched intersections. This easy to learn method will open up the world of quilting to include designs you thought you couldn’t do. You’ll be seeing “stars”!! We’ll focus on one star block per session.

Book: 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars by Carol Doak




Wednesday, March 5th

Quilt with Aimee
(Beginning Quilting)
Instructor: Aimee Griffin
Time: 10am to 1pm
Fee: $75 plus supplies

Learn the fundamentals of quilting in this 4 session class. You'll be on your way to becoming a master quilter.

Pattern: Window Boxes
This is a 4 session class
Continued Dates: March 12th, 19th, and 26th

This series is offered at another time as well:
March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. Time: 6pm to 9pm




Thursday, March 6th

Cranberry Chutney
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Fee: $25
This quilt is an amazing refresher from geometry class, but don't worry, there will not be a quiz. Eight inch squares have never been so much fun. Learn how to make an 8" square and placing 1" strips in each square.



Saturday, March 8th

Quilter's Day Out!
Instructor: Aimee Griffin
Time: 10am to 5pm
Fee: $65 plus supplies

It's a Party! Be the host of your own Quilting party. Your fee is free when you have 6 paid friends.

Pattern: The Strip Quilt

Tuesday, March 11th

Twilight Weave
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Time: 10am to 3pm
Fee: $35

The weave look in this pattern gives it depth and interest. We will learn to streamline traditional strip piecing methods to organize and chain piece this pattern. This is great for a beginner that wants to stretch themselves or the intermediate that is ready to learn some new tricks.

Thursday, March 13th

Stiks and Stones
Instructor: Cindy Jahnke
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Fee: $25


Learn how easy making half square triangles can be while making this fast and easy quilt.


Friday, March 14th


Intro to Thread Painting
Instructor: Karen Ponischil
Time: 10am to 2pm
Fee: $55
Learn the basics of painting with thread. In this class, students will learn how to add color, shading and highlights to a flat area to give it dimension. Students will learn about stabilizers, what threads work well for thread painting, how to build color and how to add overall color, shading and highlights.


Friday, March 14th


Pet Portraits
Instructor: Karen Ponishcil
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Fee: $75
Create a beautiful portrait of your best friend, your pet. Student will learn what pictures will work well for a pet portrait, how to trace an image of pet, how to create pattern from tracing, what fabrics work best for portrait and thread painting techniques to bring your pet to life.

This is a 2 session class.
Continued Date: March 21st


Friday, March 14th


Sonoma Stars
Instructor: Aimee Griffin
Time: 10am to 3pm
Fee: $55 plus supplies
This quilt pattern is reminiscent of a quiet summer evening in the beautiful wine country of California. With just 5 half yards, this pattern is just one of 6 projects you can make from this book.

Book: Six Halves Make a Whole Lot More

This is a 2 session class
Continued Date: March 21st



Thursday, March 18th


Lucky Stars
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Time: 10am to 3pm
Fee: $35
This fat quarter friendly quilt is a great way to learn to make flying geese. Not sure what "flying geese" are? Even more reason to take this class! Come work on some of those fundamentals with me and make your own Lucky Stars quilt.



Tuesday, March 25th


Finishing Class
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Time: 10am to 3pm
Fee: $35
Need some extra time and instruction on a project? Stumped on the next step of something you started? Join Daniela and get the help you need with those WIP's (Work-in-progress). This is a free form class that you can bring your won project and work at your own pace!



Tuesday, March 25th


Machine Quilting
Instructor: Karen Ponischil
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Fee: $45
Curvy, Geometric or Both? Learn what style you like best in this free-motion quilting class. Students will learn the basics of free motion quilting. This is a no mark technique workshop where you will be introduced to several different free motion quilting patterns.



Sewing

Saturday, March 1st

Wrapped Baskets
Instructor: Patti Hayden
Time: 10am to 1pm
Fee: $25


Learn to make these amazing bowls, baskets and purses from clothesline and fabric, using simple wrapping and coiling methods and zigzag stitching. You'll make one project in class, but you'll learn the techniques to make any project. These projects are easy and FUN to make and they make great gifts! Anyone and everyone can do this!

Book: It's a Wrap (book is not necessary for class)




Monday, March 3rd

Fun for Kids
Learn to Sew

Instructor: Melanie Stiwalt
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Fee: $25 plus supplies

Calling all kids 10 years and older. Come learn how to sew with Melanie. This week learn how to make a pillowcase using the tube style. Learn how to make hidden seams and a French seam.

Book/Pattern: provided in class



Thursday, March 6th

Cooking up Spring
Instructor: Jessica Trimmer
Time: 10am to 2pm
Fee: $30


Looking to brighten the kitchen this spring? How about adding this cute apron to your kitchen wardrobe?




Friday, March 7th

Stabilizer Class
Instructor: Pam Carter
Time: 12pm to 3:30pm
Fee: $30

Take your embroidery to heights by learning about stabilizers, needles and more in this lecture! We will discuss the what, when and why of stabilizers, needles and thread.




Monday, March 10th

Fun for Kids
Learn to Sew

Instructor: Melanie Stiwalt
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Fee: $25 plus supplies

Calling all home school kids 10 years and older. Come learn how to sew with Melanie. This week learn how to make an apron with pockets.

Book/Pattern: provided in class




Wednesday, March 12th

It's in the Bag
Instructor: Jessica Trimmer
Time: 10am to 2pm
Fee: $30

Week 3: Pleats, straps and pockets. My very first purse is the one I still carry today. As I have learned more and come to understand bag making I often look at it and think, I need to make this one again! So here is (my) your chance to join me. We will be working together to create this fabulous pleated handbag created by one of my favorite authors. The main handbag is a simple structure featuring pleating along each side. We will ad several structured pockets as well as a key hook to keep your keys close at hand.

This class is offered later in the month on
Saturday, March 22, 10am to 2pm




Saturday, March 8th

Stitch-by-Stitch
Instructor: Pam Carter
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Fee: $100 includes Book/DVD


Learn to sew one project at time. Book included.

This is a 4 session class
Continued Dates: March 15th, 22nd, and 29th.





Saturday, March 15th

Sun and Fun Hat
Instructor: Vickie Clontz
Time: 10am to 3pm
Fee: $60

Whether your look is Downtown Abbey "shabby chic" or contemporary, this is the hat for you! With only 3 pattern pieces and 2 brim widths, this attractive style can be made up in lots of different fabrics to suit your fancy. The fun is in the embellishments! All skill levels welcome.




Monday, March 17th

Fun for Kids
Learn to Sew

Instructor: Melanie Stiwalt
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Fee: $25 includes supplies

Calling all home school kids 10 years and older. Come learn how to sew with Melanie. this week learn how to make a small tote.

Book/Pattern: provided in class


Saturday, March 22nd

Girl Scouts Project
Instructor: Jessica Trimmer
Time: 10am to 3pm
Fee: $15

Two hours of learning and fun with the girl scouts. New project each month.




Saturday, March 24th

Fun for Kids
Learn to Sew

Instructor: Melanie Stiwalt
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Fee: $25 plus supplies

Calling all home school kids 10 years and older. come learn how to sew with Melanie. This week learn how to make a table runner - great for Mother's Day! You can never be too early!

Book/Patter: provided


Thursday, March 27th

Drawstring Backpack
Instructor: Jessica Trimmer
Time: 10am to 3pm
Fee: $30

Drawstring Backpack is "bigger on the inside" with an oval base this bag will quickly become your go to bag when you are headed out for the day! Measures 14" Tall x 12" wide x 5" deep.

Pattern: provided in class.


Home Decor



Saturday, March 8th

Grommet Drapery
Instructor: Susan Woodcock
Time: 12pm to 3pm
Fee: $40

Grommet draperies are a popular style, and are simple to make once you learn the basic steps and techniques. In this class, you will make one sample size grommet top drapery panel with lining. You will leave class ready to make grommet draperies for your own home!


Saturday, March 8th

Home Dec Days
Instructor: Susan Woodcock
Time: 10am to 11am
Fee: FREE

Join Susan Woodcock, AKA Home Dec Gal at Mary Jo's Cloth Store every second Saturday of the month for free home d├ęcor mini-workshops starting at 10:00am.

10:00 - 10:30 Cord Free Window Coverings for Children's Rooms
10:30 - 11:00 Learn How-To Retrofit a Cord Operated Traverse rod into a Baton Operated, Cord-Free Rod




Wednesday, March 19th

Pleated Ruffles
Instructor: Susan Woodcock
Time: 10am to 12pm

Learn how to create a variety of beautiful pleated ruffle embellishments that you can add to tote bags, pillows, curtains, lampshades, jackets, t-shirts and even jeans! In this class you will make samples of the following ruffles: accordion pleat, box pleat, pick-up box pleat and bow-tie box pleated ruffles.



Clubs



Saturday, March 8th

Serger Club
Instructor: Pam Carter
Time: 9am to 11am
Fee: $10

There are some things a serger can do for your sewing projects that an ordinary sewing machine cannot, and you do not have to be an expert at sergering or quilting to get good results. This is a demo lecture so no need to bring your machine. You will be able to do some hands on work and explore this fun new twist on quilt making!




Saturday, March 15th

Embroidery Club
Instructor: Pam Carter
Time: 9am to 11am
Fee: $10

Description: New techniques each month

To sign up for any of the above classes, call 704-861-9100!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Love the newsletter, and can't wait to sign up for a class or two, or three!