Classes

Classes are listed by quarter. Please call for availability or to sign up for a class. Class spaces are limited. Click on the class photo for a supply list.

 

 

Note:

Please label all of your supplies (address labels makes this an easy task). In consideration of all class attendees, please refrain from wearing fragrances and be mindful of tobacco or use of materials with strong odors. Please silence all cell phones and only use drink containers with lids.  It is the responsibility of the student to know and understand the Loving Stitches’ Class Policy.

 

 

Class Policies

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.
Loving Stitches cannot “hold” a seat for you. Full payment of the class fee guarantees your seat.
You will be given a FULL refund for the class fee if you cancel over the phone or in person SEVEN DAYS or more prior to the class start date. Within seven days of the class start date, Loving Stitches can refund your class for store credit only. Classes cannot be refunded or credited after the class date.

 

 

 

JANUARY - MARCH 2018 CLASSES

 
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 Applique! Any way you want it.
 
 By Yuko
 Mondays from 9:30-12:30
 $45.00 per 6 week session
 Please call for availability.

Hand appliquers, machine appliquers and permanent fusible appliquers are welcome. Make this an all day thing by signing up for Study Hall right after with Yuko! You can continue your day of sewing and applique fun!
 
 

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Binding for Beginners
By Carol
Tuesday, March 29 from 1:30-4:30
$15.00

Binding is the stumbling block of quilting that continues to create stress fro many, especially newer quilters. Let's de-mystify binding and even learn some new techniques to help you expand the types of binding you are comfortable using. Students of beginning classes are encouraged to take advantage of this learning opportunity. 
 
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Collage Art Quilting
by Tianna
Saturdays January 6 & 13 or March 3 & 24 from 10:00-1:00
$40.00 per session

Expand your artistic eye skills and construct a one-of-a-kind project you'll treasure forever. Anyone who can cut paper with scissors can be successful at this technique! Come on...find out how fun it is to color outside the lines!
 
 
 
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Dresden Table Mat
by Donna
Tuesday, March 20 from 10:00-1:00
$20.00

Let your embroidery machine do the work for you when you construct a beautiful Dresden Plate table mat!
 
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Embroidery Essentials- Embroidery on Paper
by Donna
Wednesday, March 14 from 10:00-1:00
Pre-Requisite: Must have taken the Embroidery New Owner's Class.
$25.00

Have you bought a greeting card lately? Embroidery on paper is not only beautiful but knowing how can save you lots of $$$$. You may not have even known that you could embroider on something other than fabric. In this class, we will explore the process and the possibilities! Minimum hoop size is 5" x 7".
 
     
Embroidery Lab
by Anne
Tea Light Holders
February 13th from 10:00-1:00
$10.00

Tea Light Holders can be done for all seasons, for all reasons! For those who just want to dabble in free-standing lace to see if you'd enjoy it...this is the project to try it on for size.

Free-Standing Applique Bowl
March 8 from 10:00-1:00
$10.00

Everyone has ooh-ed and Ahh-ed over the bowl Anne made that has been in the shop for a while now. Now is your opportunity to make you own in colors you prefer. Or make several! They're really pretty and will make great gifts to have on hand for friends or family!
 
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Sew Whatever
by Susan & Kathleen
Tuesday Nights from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
$45.00 per 6 week session

Open Sew Time! This is a fantastic class to join! Bring your project or pick a project of your choice and get excellent guidance and help during the construction process from TWO educators who are there to help you with your beautiful work. Known as the "VERY SOCIAL" class, this is an everyone is welcome gathering.
 
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Stitch Lounge
by Tanja
Friday February 9th from 5 pm to 10 pm.
$25.00 per class

This Sew-Cial group sews some, eats some and laughs LOTS! Another one of those classes we lock the doors and let creativity FLYYYY! Pizza supper is always on the menu. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and sew on whatever project you are working on. 
 
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Sewing & Embroidery Fun
by Donna
Thursdays from 1:30-4:30
$45.00 per 6 week session

Finish a project or begin a new one. Sew, embroider or even do your embroidery software work, the choices are yours in this open sew opportunity. Donna will be there to instruct, encourage and support you along the way. What a relaxing way to make your Thursdays terrific.
 
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Tatting
by Theresa
Tuesdays from 1:15-3:15
$40.00 for 6 week session

Learn the romantic art of tatting, a 17th century type of knotted lace and start making everything from bookmarks to jewelry, trims to baby bonnets right away. Sewists from quilters to crafters, who make clothes or home decor items will all love being able to make this beautiful and pricey trim fro your special projects.
 
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Study Hall
by Yuko
Mondays from 1:00-4:00
$45.00 per 6 week session

This is the OPEN SEW class you have been asking for and now we are finally able to capture the classroom space needed to be able to accommodate machines for those who are working on hand or machine applique, piecing, quilting or assembly type work. Bring your project or start a new one in what promises to be a fun, fun class. 
 
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T-Shirt Memory Quilt
by Ginger
Tuesdays, January 9, February 6, March 6 from 10:00-1:00
$25.00 per class.

Do you have a collection of T-Shirts that stir memories you treasure but also take up drawer space you can't spare? We have the perfect solution! Use them to make a priceless quilt! Get them out of those storage places, throw them in the washer for a fresh start (please no softeners in the washer or dryer) and bring them in for Up-cycling!
 
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Tessalla
By Carrie
Friday, March 9 from 2:00-5:00
$45.00

This BEAUTIFUL quilt has at least 5 layout possibilities, all of which are show stoppers! Come master the block and decide how you will put your masterpiece together. One strip set plus background fabric is all it takes to make the top but BEWARE...the color of your background fabric can totally change the look of your blocks. You'll never look at ombre fabrics the same again!
 
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Machine Quilting using your Walking Foot!
by Carol
Thursdays January 4, February 1, March 1
$20.00 per month (includes quilt sandwiches for classwork)
*This is a building class. No late sign up or entries- Another session will begin in April* Check for availability. 

Join Carol and learn how to mark your walking foot for incredible quilting with your feed dogs UP. Understanding your walking foot and knowing how to block out your quilt, plan your quilting and then to accurately piece each part is something few really understand completely. What you will learn will astound you and you will go home WANTING to quilt instead of just passing that part off to someone "more skilled than you" This is a 12-month course. 
 
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Quilting 102
by Jacinta
Wednesdays from 10:00-1:00
$45.00 per 6 week session

Join Jacinta and learn TWO fast, fun techniques you will use again and again as you continue your journey into Quilting. 
 
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Flower Dance
by Donna
Fridays February 23, March 23 (cont... thru July)
10:00-1:00
$20.00 per month
Flower Dance is a beautiful, Large (84 x 96") Appliqued embroidery and pieced quilt from Smith Street Designs. But...there are many ways to use the pattern sand designs and we will discuss all your options before we begin. Choose to come all 6 months or just fro one month to get that month's designs and pattern for one of the smaller projects. 
 
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Pieced- Sewing Room (BOM)
7 month project
Fridays, January 5, February 2, March 2 (continues thru July)
10:00-1:00
$15 per month
 
A dynamic Block-of-the-Month style pieced project featuring Amanda Murphy's "Sewing Room" collection. This 68 1/2" x 83 1/2" pieced design is perfect for sewers and quilters! It runs 7 months including assembly. 
 
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Accuquilt Go! Cutter Sampler (12 month program)
by LS Staff
Saturdays January 20, February 10, March 10 (continues thru December)
3:45-4:45
$5 first month ($5 or less monthly thereafter)
This Sampler Quilt will run much like some Saturday Sampler's do. You pay one charge when you join the group. For us, that will be $5. At the meeting the cutting and construction of the block, using the Accuquilt system is explained. You take the instructions home to make the block using your own Accuquilt products. If you bring the completed block back the next month, you get your instruction, tips, and pattern that month for only $2.50. All fees for this quilt will be donated to Pediatric Cardiac Research in memory of our Mikayla Brielle. 
 
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Tulipan (9 month program PLUS BONUS- No summer class)
by Annette Ornelas
Fridays, January 19, February 16, March 16
10:00-1:00
$25.00 per class (including bonus projects per class!)
Our own Annette Ornelas has a beautiful new Block of the month program. It IS Go-Cutter Friendly! You will love it! A nine-month program with a tenth month as a bonus, not only can you make her newest quilt, she has designed numerous other ways to use the blocks to make a table runner, table quilt, bed runner and more. This is your opportunity to take a class taught by the designer herself! 
 
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Watercolor Grid Quilting
Rachel's Christmas Cards (12-month program)
by Carol
Thursdays, January 25, February 15, March 15 (thru December)
10:00-1:00
$25.00 monthly - includes block fabric and pattern each month!
If Quilt Market is any indicator (and it usually is) Watercolor Quilts are back again in a BIG kinda way. It is so much fun and the results are perfect every time! Come learn how easy using fusible grid interfacing is and make one block each month of a beautiful Christmas quilt we will have put together by next year this season. The patterns are easy to follow and included in your pattern each month are ALL of the watercolor fabrics in the perfect color values needed and pre-cut in the size required...PLUS the fabrics needed for any applique pieces are ALSO included!
 
    
Kids Can Sew, Saturdays!
by Cristina
Saturday February 3rd- Mrs. Cat Stuffed Toy. 10:00-1:00
Saturday March 3- Fat Quarter Skirt. 10:00-1:00
$25.00 per class. 
Perfect class for young sewers who want to sew but cannot come to a weekly scheduled class! Join Cristina one Saturday monthly, make new friends and sew a fun project you can finish in just one class meeting. 
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Cookin' in Color Serger Apron
Friday, February 9th 
10:00-1:00
$20.00
 
Don't disregard this class because you don't use aprons! It is a really cute project but it is much more than that...it is an opportunity to learn lots of fun serger techniques and tricks while constructing a project that can be done on a tight budget. Zippers, pockets, waistbands, functional loops, seam finishes and more will be a part of the lessons. You might even change your mind about all those cute little apron patterns that are out there, too!
 
 
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Let's Make a Tee! (Serger)
by Betty
Friday, March 9
10:00-1:00
$20.00
 
 Sizes 0-18. With a modern fit ideal or layering, the LARK is your closet's new best friend. It's great on its own or layered. All four sleeves are interchangeable with each of the necklines resulting in 16 potential different tees in one pattern. Techniques involved include sewing with knits, straight seams, and attaching binding. Pattern is nested to facilitate cutting between sizes if needed. A great BEGINNER project for those of you with a serger! It is NOT "Clothing construction". It's Comfortable, practical wearables for quilters!
 
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By Annie- JUST IN CASE
by Tianna
Friday, February 16
10:00-4:00
$25.00
 
Perfect for guys or gals, this handy folding organizer features two inner pockets made from mesh and vinyl for easy visibility of contents. Each pocket has a zipper closure so there is no need to worry about things falling out. An invisible magnetic snap closes the bag beautifully. How will you use it and what will you put in your bag, "Just in Case"?
 
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By Annie- Power Trip
By Rosa
Thursday, March 15
10:00-4:00
$25.00
A padded handle makes transport easy and a full zippered closure allows the case to open to lie flat. Elastic attachment loops and plenty of packets keep everything in easy reach. Gusseted mesh pockets provide good visibility and access. Two padded zippered pockets on the inside are perfect for an iPad mini or electronic reader. You are sure to find many uses for this versatile organizer. From Chargers and cords to first aid supplies for an emergency auto kit, the compact case will organize an abundance of items. 
 
Accuquilt GO! Club
by Carol
Saturdays, January 20, February 10, March 10
1:15-3:30
$5.00 per month
 
AS a token of our appreciation, if you purchased your GO! Cutter or dies from Loving Stitches, the registration fee will be returned to you via cash voucher at the end of each meeting.
Established in October of 2017, this GO! Cutter Club is an educational club to teach owners how to fully utilize their cutter and die purchases. It is still developing and our topics for the first quarter have been developed based on the feedback from those of you who attended last year. GO! Cutting is fun, safe, accurate and 90% faster than rotary or scissor cutting. In fact, the only problem I have experienced is STOPPING the ideas of ways to use it in my head when it's Bedtime! 
 
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Software Sew-Cial Club
by Donna
Wednesday, March 7
10:00-1:00
$10.00
 
As a token of our appreciation for choosing Loving Stitches as your BERNINA dealer, if you purchased your BERNINA from us, your registration fee will be refunded via Cash Voucher at the end of each meeting. 
Learn the ins and outs of the knife tool, including the changes that have occurred with Version 8.2. The lesson will include how to create split applique designs!
 
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Embroidery Sew-Cial  - In the Hoop Classic Door Hanger
by Donna
Friday, March 2
1:30-3:30
$10.00
 
As a token of our appreciation for choosing Loving Stitches as your BERNINA dealer, if you purchased your BERNINA from us, your registration fee will be refunded via Cash Voucher at the end of each meeting. 
Learn how fun and easy making a project in the hoop can be! This door hanger is a creative way to let people know where you sew! The entire project is made in the hoop and you can apply what you learn to other "in the hoop" projects!
 
BERNINA Sew-Cial Club
by Carol
Saturdays, January 27, February 24, March 17
10:00-1:00
$10.00 per month
As a token of our appreciation for choosing Loving Stitches as your BERNINA dealer, if you purchased your BERNINA from us, your registration fee will be refunded via Cash Voucher at the end of each meeting. 
January 27- OMG! You will NEVER look at presser feet the same again. Come see how Foot #7 can speed up and help perfect your sewing experience!
February 24- Invisible Zippers just got REALLY easy to do! Plus...the foot made especially for that purpose can surprisingly help you do some other neat techniques too!
March 17- Darning? Who does darning these days? While it is true you can use this foot to easily repair small rips and tears, even create "faux fabric" to mend holes in many fabrics, it's the other things you can do using it that the most fun!
 
BERNINA Block Party
by Carol
Saturdays, January 27, February 24, March 24
1:30-4:30
IN PROGRESS
 
Introduction to BERNINA Academy
FEAR NO FABRIC!
by Carol
Saturday, February 17 from 10:00-4:00
or Tuesday, March 13 from 10:00-4:00
Only $99.00 each session
As a token of our appreciation for choosing Loving Stitches as your BERNINA dealer, if you purchased your BERNINA from us with the last 3 years, your registration fee will be refunded (with attendance) via Cash Voucher at the end of each meeting. 
BRAND NEW from BERNINA, this program was designed to be a one-time event of sorts but it was such a wonderful idea we have decided to use it another way. It's all about presser feet and fabrics of all kinds and what you can do if you understand all that each will do. If you have wanted to better understand why BERNINA has all those presser feet...here's your chance to find out why. We want to offer this program to our newest BERNINA owners first, then open enrollment to owners of all machine brands and older BERNINA machines in addition to our new BERNINA owners who purchase each year. 
The BERNINA Academy focuses on things that make BERNINA, well, A BERNINA! You will learn how to successfully sew challenging fabrics and use presser feet during the mastering Challenging Fabrics course offered through BERNINA Academy. Learn seam and hem finishes to "Sew like a pro" and discover ways to make sewing easier by using proper presser feet, stitches, and features of BERNINA machines for precise sewing. At the end of the Academy, Participants will have made a Technique Book to use as a reference guide every time you walk into your sewing studio and turn on your BERNINA to sew your next project.  The value of the gift bag from BERNINA is over $225.00!!! Seats are limited!
 
 
 NEW OWNER CLASSES - Machine, Embroidery, Serger and BSR available!
Loving Stitches Staff
New owner courses are always in full swing at Loving Stitches. Depending on your machine type, we will place you into the class to learn all you can about your new machine! Please call or come by for a Loving Stitches staff member to schedule your class today.