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Friday, June 22

"A" is for Applique, "E" is for Everyone! - SF-9

Connie Spurlock

Fri. June 22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Level: All Levels, Lecture/Demo
Category: Appliqué

Ever hear the phrase..."easy as A, B, C"? Well, fusible appliqué is in that category...anyone can do it. Learn about the versatility of patterns, choosing the right fusible, tracing your pattern pieces and getting the maximum out of the appliqué pressing sheet. Learn the trick to perfect satin stitching, options for finishing those raw edges and why we finish them. Great results and success can be just around the corner.

Kit/handout Fee: None

Student supply list: None



Appliquilting on your Longarm Machine - WF-39

Gina Perkes

Fri. June 22, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Longarm Machine Quilting

This fun and creative class combine two great techniques: quilting and appliqué into one! The appliqué is stitched free motion and serves as the quilting stitch as well. This is the ultimate in multi-tasking! Discover how to create many different and unique appliqué stitches free motion. You will explore both raw edge techniques and turned edge invisible appliqué. A variety of free motion background quilting designs will also be explored with information on selecting appropriate designs and choosing the right quilting paths! You will have fun creating a quick table runner in class while learning the appliquilting technique along with great designs to compliment any appliqué quilt!

Kit/handout Fee: $25 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: All materials to make the class project.

Student supply list: notebook/sketchpad/pencil, light-colored marking pencil for quilting (such as Bohin or Sewline), thread snips.

This class is a hands-on, stand-up longarm class. Two students per machine head. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.
Innova Longarm Quilting Machines sponsored by Sew So Shop



Awesome Athleisure Wear it Anywhere - SF-11

Kathy Ruddy

Fri. June 22, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Level: All levels, Lecture/Demo
Category: Sew Design & Fitting

The fashions of athleisure, yoga leggings and tops are now part of our everyday wardrobes and they're really fun to sew. Learn to make the most fashionable and wearable versions as you explore the components with an expert. Kathy, an experienced fitter who loves to work with knits of all types will show you how pick and size patterns to four-way stretch fabrics with different 'negative ease', how to resource fabrics and notions introducing "Filpar" elastic from Italy and special seaming techniques for both sewing machine and Serger to make flattering and fun athleisure wear. Learn how to copy yoga yokes from finished garments and then fit them to your leggings for a custom fit. You can even make this extra long yoke out of contrasting compression fabric and then upscale your low rise pants to the "Spanks" effect high rise pants that smooth and slim your waistline. Finally, learn to make the garments your own by adding details like pockets and zippers to hold your smart phone securely.

Kit/handout Fee: $6 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Handout.

Student supply list: None



Beginner Rulers (Domestic Machines) - WF-40

Stephanie Farrell

Fri. June 22, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Learn how to use a ruler foot and Learn how to use a ruler foot and templates on your home machine. Create beautiful finished quilts in your own home. Never pay for quilting again. Stephanie's designed these tools with quilters in mind. No marking, no pining, no fuss, no muss, just super easy quilting. Join the fun you'll be quilting all over patterns, swirls, and feathers by the end of class.

Kit/handout Fee: $95 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Mini Ruler foot to fit your machine, five-piece beginners set of templates, a cheat sheet, link to online tutorials.

Student supply list: Sewing machine with extension table if you have one. Pencil, notepad, thread snips, 2-1 yd. quilt sandwiches spray basted together. If you have a mini ruler set and foot please bring it.

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.


   $45.00 
Quantity Available:  0


If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please e-mail opalfrw@gmail.com with the class number, your name, address and phone number. Than

Caution! Curves Ahead - WF-44

Jenny Pedigo

Fri. June 22, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Level: All levels, Lecture/Demo
Category: Longarm Machine Quilting

Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful will teach how to use curved rulers to add interest and variety to traditional straight-line pieced quilts, borders and negative spaces. Learn how to enhance secondary designs with a combination of straight and curved quilting to bring out the beauty of each quilt.

Kit/handout Fee: None

Student supply list: Bring paper and pencil/pen.


Continuous Bias Binding - WF-36

Gail Bird

Fri. June 22, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: All levels, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Make a place mat (square corners) and an oven mitt (rounded corners) using 1/2 inch continuous bias binding with the SIMPLI-EZ bias ruler. Join the ends of the binding to make an invisible and strong seam. Hand-done blind stitch completes the project.

Kit/handout Fee: $20 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Binding material; reversible, pre-quilted fabric; printed instructions.

Student supply list: Sewing machine in good working order; rotary cutter and optional large cutting mat (17" x 23" minimum); basic sewing supplies: light machine thread and bobbin, fabric scissors, sharp embroidery needle and straight pins.

On loan during class: SIMPLI-EZ Bias Ruler; Bohin fine line marking pencil with different colored leads. (Both items can be purchased after class.)

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Feathers and Ferns - WF-34

Dusty Farrell

Fri. June 22, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Longarm Machine Quilting

Struggling with feathers? This class is for you. Learn to make feathers freehand and with rulers. Spines are a cinch with our spine tools. No more struggling to make feathers and ferns. Fill those blocks and borders with feathers or ferns to create a great look for your next quilt.

Kit/handout Fee: $20 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Topped backing fabrics, batting, thread, and handout.

Student supply list: a sketch pad, pen, and a pair of snips.

This class is a hands-on, stand-up longarm class. Two students per machine head. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.
Innova Longarm Quilting Machines sponsored by Sew So Shop



Friday Night Mystery - WF-47

Linda McGehee

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Fri. June 22, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Level: All levels, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Linda has taught several Mystery Classes. The class fills up quickly and everyone loves the quick projects. This year there will be 3 projects to make in the class. You'll just have to trust Linda. The projects are practical for everyone, so you could use it yourself or give it as a gift. Great class for the beginner as well as the seasoned stitcher. Here's a hint... there will be a zipper in one of the projects.

Kit/handout Fee: $25 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Fabrics, zipper and all the essentials to complete the projects.

Student supply list: Sewing machine in good working order, basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins), dark and light thread, anything that makes your sewing easier (extra light, fan, seat cushion). May share irons. Sewing Machine Feet--Basic Foot, Edge Joining Foot (Stitch in the Ditch Foot).

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.


   $45.00 
Quantity Available:  0


If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please e-mail opalfrw@gmail.com with the class number, your name, address and phone number. Than

Glorified Nine-Patch with a Twist - WF-41

Toby Lischko

Fri. June 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginning, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

This traditional block has been updated and revised to make piecing it easier. Learn how to sew curves with Toby's special pinning techniques, how to use templates to create the setting triangles, how to sew a 9 patch with all seams matching, and special finishing techniques. Also included is how to make special binding to match each block.

Kit/handout Fee: $25 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Pattern, acrylic templates, seam guide, and handouts.

Student supply list: Click to view/print (PDF)

For fabric requirements for the complete quilt, email Toby at tlischko@yahoo.com.

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Measure Like A Master - SF-7

Lorraine Henry

Fri. June 22, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Level: All Levels, Lecture/Demo
Category: Sewing Tips

Who fits the dressmaker? She does! When one has no one to help her, we must learn to fit ourselves. The easiest way to do this is through measurements. Come and learn the art of measuring. Accurate measurements are the key to getting a good fit for yourself by yourself. The four measurements listed on the pattern envelope aren't enough. Learn all of the techniques of a master fitter and the necessary measurements that must be taken for a fit that stands out in the crowd!

Kit/handout Fee: None

Student supply list: None



Mini Citrus - WF-38

Helen Robinson

Fri. June 22, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: All levels, Hands-on
Category: Piecing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

This is the classic 'orange peel' shape which is a pieced block using the QCR Mini Ruler. It is a great design which can show off a line of fabric or a collection of prints and it also works great as a two-color quilt. Come see just how much fun cutting and sewing curves can be!

Kit/handout Fee: None
Kit includes: The Mini Citrus pattern will be given emailed to participants before class and they will receive a paper copy in class.

Student supply list: General Sewing supplies including, a sewing machine, a 45mm rotary cutter, thread, cutting mat, QCR Mini Ruler. (40) 5" x 5" assorted prints 2-1/4 yards background fabric.

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Serger 911 - SF-8

Kathy Ruddy

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Fri. June 22, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Level: All Levels, Lecture/Demo
Category: Serger

All Serger owners and prospective Serger owners need this information. Kathy will teach you how the Serger operates from the inside out. Learn about burrs, how width is used to improve stitches, how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip to use for each new fabric and thread. Learn a sequential tension formula that works on any Serger model and all thread types and five-minute Serger pocket that can be added to any pattern. If you have a Serger and barely use it or want to use it with greater proficiency, this is a good class!

Kit/handout Fee: None

Student supply list: None






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