Monday, December 14, 2015

February Classes at Mary Jo's

Quilting Classes





Tues, Feb 2

MISTY MORNING BARGELLO
Time: 10am to 4pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $40
Don't let the complex look of bargello quilts intimidate you! This class will teach you a great technique to make this quilt efficient and enjoyable. You will be ready to tackle any bargello pattern after finishing this class.



Tues, Feb 9

BLUE MOSAIC
Time: 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $35
In this class you will learn to streamline making 9 patches as well as making perfect snowball blocks. We will have lots of fun learning these techniques that are great to have in your arsenal of tricks.



Sat, Feb 13

ROCKY ROAD
Time: 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Sandy Cleasby
Fee:$35
Use a layer cake, charm packs, coordinating fat quarters or even scraps to make this quick and easy quilt.* This class will include precise cutting and pressing techniques, 'nesting' of squares and learning how to square up your blocks so your quilt will come together perfectly. This is a great class for beginners and intermediate quilters alike.

Quilt size: 36” x 36” (baby quilt) OR 60” x 60” (lap quilt)



Tues, Feb 23

QUILT FINISHING CLASS
Time: 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $25
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 own project and work at your own pace!



Wed, Feb 24

BEGINNING MACHINE QUILTING
(Free Motion Quilting)

Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm
Instructor: Jean Cable
Fee: $35
Learn the basics of machine quilting including straight-line techniques and free motion quilting designs. Discussion about needles, batting, thread, marking tools and techniques.



Thurs, Feb 25

SIMPLICITY
Time: 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Fee: $35
The name says it all. This pattern couldn't be any simpler! It is another great use for 2.5” precuts. The “simplicity” comes in the method used to piece and cut everything. It's a great technique and once you know it…the sky is the limit.

Sewing





Wed, Feb 3, 10 & 17

INTERMEDIATE SEWING CLASS
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 10am to 1pm
Fee: $75 (includes 3 sessions)
he Beginning Sewing Class is NOT a prerequisite for this class. Learn more advanced techniques for sewing clothing and crafts. We will discuss when to use certain interfacings, matching plaids and stripes, and directional fabrics. Learn when to clip inner curves, when to notch outer curves, trim corners properly, stay-stitching, reinforced stitching, ease-stitching (for set in sleeves), under-stitching, princess seams, and sew a curved piece of fabric to a straight piece of fabric. Hand sewing: Hand-make thread eyes, attaching hooks and eyes, buttonhole placement, and sew on snaps.





Thurs, Feb 4, 11 & 18

INTERMEDIATE SEWING CLASS, Evening
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 6 to 9pm
Fee: $75 (includes 3 sessions)
The Beginning Sewing Class is NOT a prerequisite for this class. Learn more advanced techniques for sewing clothing and crafts. We will discuss when to use certain interfacings, matching plaids and stripes, and directional fabrics. Learn when to clip inner curves, when to notch outer curves, trim corners properly, stay-stitching, reinforced stitching, ease-stitching (for set in sleeves), under-stitching, princess seams, and sew a curved piece of fabric to a straight piece of fabric. Hand sewing: Hand-make thread eyes, attaching hooks and eyes, buttonhole placement, and sew on snaps.



Sun, Feb 7, 21 & 28

BEGINNING SEWING
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Fee: $95 (includes all 3 sessions)
If you have always wanted to learn to sew, now is your chance! Mary Jo's is offering hands on sewing classes that will get you comfortable with all the basics of sewing. This class is great for first timers as well as those who just need to revisit the fundamentals.




Wed, Feb 10 & 17

CONSTRUCTING A READY TO SMOCK BISHOP DRESS
Instructor: Kathy Dykstra
Time: 10am to 1pm
Fee: $45 (both sessions)
In this class the student will learn how to construct a ready-to-smock bishop dress. Tiny French seams as well as beautiful bias bands will be mastered in this class. After sewing the fronts, pleat their bishop dress with confidence under the watchful eye of the instructor. Those without a pleater will have their dresses pleated by the instructor. Although bias band sleeves will be sewn in class, a quick and easy way to stitch an elasticized puff sleeve will also be discussed for use in future projects. An easy, self-placket with 2-button closure finishes the back of the dress. With the bishop dress fully constructed, smocking and keeping stitch tension even is much easier to accomplish.

This is not a smocking class; rather it is a construction class. Students will smock the dress at home after the construction is completed.




Sat, Feb 13

ZIPPERS, ZIPPERS, ZIPPERS
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 1 to 4pm
Fee: $25
Learn various techniques on how to put in a Zipper. Zippers have never been so easy with these tried and true methods! You will learn how to out in a Centered (Dress) Zipper, Lapped Pants Zipper and Invisible Zipper.




Mon, Feb 15

CROSS POCKET BAG
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 10am to 3:30pm
Fee: $35
This cute bag measures 10"w x 10"h x 1"d and it is Fat Quarter friendly! You will love making this easy bag so much you will probably want to make it again and again. Great class for kids 9 and up!




Wed, Feb 17

HEMMING BASICS
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 2 to 5pm
Fee: $25
Save money and headache by learning what TO DO and NOT TO DO when hand hemming dress pants, dresses, jeans, and skirts. You will learn at least 3 different hand hemming techniques and how to use your blind hem stitch on your sewing machine and other useful hemming tips.




Thurs, Feb 25

GET IT DONE
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 10am to 2pm
Fee: $25
Need some help finishing an apparel or home dec project? Too many distractions at home? Join us for a "Get it Done" sewing class with our expert Mary Sue Christenbury.




Wed, Feb 25

PAJAMA BOTTOMS
Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Fee: $25
Adult, Teen or Childs' Pajama Pants or Pajama Shorts

Clubs & Events



Fri, Feb 5

KIDS CLUB
Chenille Pillow

Instructor: Melanie Stiwalt
Time: 4 to 6pm
Fee: $25
Decorative pillows are a great way to personalize your space! These pillows use chenille to give them even more pizzaz. They are easy to make and easy to customize. Join Melanie as she teaches you how to make your own chenille pillow!



Sat, Feb 13

EMBROIDERY CLUB
Instructor: Pam Carter
Time: 9am to 10am
Fee: $10
We will review the new software from Designer's Gallery. I will take simple shapes and turn them into beautiful embroidery designs quickly and easily. All the essential tools you need to digitize designs for breathtaking embroidery can be found in one place.



Sat, Feb 13

MAKE IT CUSTOM
FREE DEMO

Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 11am to 12pm
ROD POCKET CURTAIN PANEL
This week Mary Sue will show you how to measure, cut and sew rod pocket curtain panels. You can customize these to fit each window in your home. Join her for this free demonstration in our Drapery Department.



Sun, Feb 14

MAKE IT CUSTOM
FREE DEMO

Instructor: Mary Sue Christenbury
Time: 11am to 12pm
ROD POCKET CURTAIN PANEL
This week Mary Sue will show you how to measure, cut and sew rod pocket curtain panels. You can customize these to fit each window in your home. Join her for this free demonstration in our Drapery Department.

Owner Classes

Overlock Owner's Guide Class 1
Tuesday, February 2, 2-5pm
Saturday, February 20, 2-5pm
Overlock Owner's Guide Class 2
Tuesday, February 9, 2-5pm
Saturday, February 27, 2-5pm

Owner’s Guide Class 101
Tuesday, February 2, 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, February 13, 9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday, February 23, 9:30am-12:30pm
Owner’s Guide Class 201
Tuesday, February 9, 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, February 20, 9:30-12:30pm

Owner’s Guide Class 301
Tuesday, February 16, 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, February 27, 9:30am-12:30pm

Block of the Month



Saturday, Jan 9 – Oct 8

Amish with a Twist III
Instructor: Daniela Hogan
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Registration Fee: $25
Fee: $29.99 monthly or $250.00 upfront
This essential basic now includes a group of vibrant colors with year-round appeal for quilters of any age or style. These colors are featured in Nancy Rink's new Amish With A Twist III, block of the month, entitled Best of Friends! Each participant can choose from a traditional pieced center or an appliqu├ęd center medallion design.

During this 10-month Block of the Month program, you will receive a color pattern and fabrics needed to complete your block each month. It also includes fabric for the borders and binding. As a bonus there are 2 free project patterns included.

Class Policy:

Class Policy
  • The class fee must be collected when you sign up for the class to guarantee your seat. Each fee is listed next to the class listing.
  • If you cannot attend a class for which you have registered you must let us know 7 days prior to class time. We will be happy to refund you class fee and/or register you in another class.
  • If you cancel after the 7-day time allowance, up until the day of the class, your class fee is nonrefundable.
  • A minimum of 3 students is required for class. If this requirement is not met, usually the class will be canceled and you will be refunded your class fee.
  • Mary Jo's' reserves the right to cancel classes for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your class fee.
  • There are no refunds on class fees for 'Special Event' teachers/classes within 30 days of class date unless we can fill your spot with another person. NO EXCEPTIONS!
We reserve the right to substitute fabrics based on availability.

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