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It is necessary to pre-register for all classes. 

Payment is due upon registration. When you register, please request a supply list for your class. Supplies are not included in class fees unless otherwise stated. Students receive a 15% discount on class supplies purchased here. We make a commitment to our teachers one week prior to class time. Therefore, no refunds will be made after that time.  If you have not paid for the class, you will be counted as a non-enrollment. In the event class is cancelled by the teacher, low enrollment or inclement weather (we follow Henrico County school closings), students who are registered and paid will receive a refund, store credit or may apply fees to another class. To prevent cancellations due to low enrollment, you are encouraged to register early.

 


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  • With demo by Joyce Barry
  • Meeting 3rd Monday of the Month (6:00-8:00 pm)
  • June 17
  • Club Fee:  $10.00 per month

Join Joyce for our exciting Serger Club. Each month club members will be shown a serger project that uses a technique demonstrated during the club meeting. Each will receive instructions for the project to make at home and bring to the next club meeting for show & tell and discussion! Each month will be a different technique and project. Join the fun and build your serger skills each month. Club members will also receive special discounts and savings on serger products!  Pre-registration is required.  Call 804-270-1882 to make a reservation. 

June Topic: Tuck it up. Serger Pintucks, Rolled Tucks and Wave Tucks, that is. Your serger can make tucks made with regular serger thread for a subtle embellishment or use decorative thread for more Wow factor. It’s your choice.

June Projects: Two projects to choose from this month. One is an Eyeglass case with decorative tucking. The other is a tucked pillow cover.

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  • Beginning Adult Series
  • Tuesdays--June 11, 18, 25
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $109.00 includes all supplies 

Are you new to sewing or feel like you are lacking in basic sewing skills? This is the class for you.  In this Basic Sewing I, 4 week session, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, sewing techniques and tips as well as making cute projects.  All supplies are provided and you will experience our fabulous Baby Lock Verve sewing and embroidery machines in class.

Class size is limited, so sign up early! This class is offered only as a series.  Session I will consist of 4 weeks and will be repeated quarterly. Call 804-270-1882 to make a reservation. 

 

 

 

 


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  • In-the-Hoop Embroidery
  • 2-Day Event
  • June 20 and June 21
  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $69.00 includes Lunch & Fun

Two days of fun and learning new tips and techniques with our embroidery machines!  We are having several different ones offered during the year and we hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!  Join in the fun this month and create a wallhanging in the hoop!  You will also receive 2 extra bonus projects to take home!  Be sure to download your supply list!

Please remember to bring a flash drive to add to your supply list.

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2 Dates

  •  Wednesday, June 19, 5:00-9:30 pm
  • Class Fee:  $99.00/$129.00 Platinum (Includes everything--machine use, materials, etc).  Military gets the Platinum upgrade for $99
  • Meal included

Does your patriotic heart beat red, white, and blue? Mine too! We love all the fanfare—Main Street parades, rodeos, family picnics, and fireworks after dark. We see the Stars and Stripes and instinctively put a hand over our heart as if to hold all the emotion. Wherever you are seated, chances are you have a connection to someone who stood in defense of freedom or sacrificed to improve the lot of another.

  • Kimberbell’s Star Spangled Celebration embroidery event honors hometown heroes and expresses gratitude to military veterans, while we celebrate the USA. Come join us to make several Star-Spangled projects.
  • Military gets the Platinum upgrade for $99

 

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  • Saturday, June 22
  • 9;30 am-1:00 pm
  • Class Fee:  $20.00

Take your free-motion skills to new heights as you practice specialized hands-on techniques and exercises to create straight lines—right, left and diagonal--, loops and loop combinations, curves and meandering. Whether you're a beginner or have free-motion experience, this class is a must for the quilter who wishes to improve and accomplish more professional looking quilting results.

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  • DIVA DAY
  • Monday, June 24
  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $45.00
  • Includes lunch

 What could be better than a quilt that is pre-cut so that you can arrange your blocks in any number of ways to suit the style you want or the fabrics you are working with. Come have fun at this very popular Diva Day--where YOU are the Queen Sewing Bee!!

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  • Monday, June 24, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 1, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Skill Level: All Levels
  • Cost:  $20.00

Learn tips and techniques for making alterations for ready to wear garments. Learn hemming, waist adjustments, shortening sleeves and other alterations. Come learn about the tools of the trade and learn how to save yourself some money in the long run. Bring one or two garments needing alterations and be prepared to take notes.

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2-DAY HANDS ON EVENT!!

  • Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27
  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $149.00 ($99.00 if your machine was purchased at All Brands)
  • Includes lunch

In this 2-day hands on workshop, our embroidery expert Avery Quarles will showcase the amazing features of the IQ Designer. You’ll learn incredible fill stitches while creating unique embroidered blocks to make a quilt wall hanging with your Solaris or Destiny.

*HANDS-ON CLASS with tons of fun exercises, sew samples.  Bring your machine and accessories. You will be amazed what creativity you have in front you! 

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Two Day Event!! (2 Sessions)

  • Wednesday, May 22-Thursday May 23--10:00 am -4:00 pm
  • Friday, June 28--10:00 am-4:00 pm,  Saturday, June 29, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $169.00 or Platinum(Includes everything!!) $199.00
  • Includes lunch

Just in time for Spring-a new two-day event with a sewing and garden theme! This event features Kimberbell Blanks: polka dot tea towel, buffalo check tote, and rectangle pillow form, plus darling scissors and tape measure. You will learn new techniques like over-the-edge appliqué and more! It’s a cheery celebration, sewing with friends, and Kimberbell. Come join us for a fun event!!

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3-Sessions

  • Mondays, July 1, 8, 22
  • 9:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Class Fee:  $30.00
  • In this 3-session class, quilter Louise Ware will lead you into creating a 3-piece Square on Square wallhanging.  You will use a new tool to create this look--The Creative Grids Square on Square Trim Tool.  With this tool,  no calculations are needed - all the cutting measurements are printed right on the tool! Trimming each round as triangles are added creates perfectly square, uniform blocks. This a very versatile technique that you will want to add to your quilting repertoire!!

 

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  • Tuesday, July 2
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $25.00

Add a touch of depth and elegance to any room with a double layered scalloped valance created from any fabric you choose. In this workshop class, you will learn the techniques to create a wonderful window treatment while creating a standard double valance that you will sew time and time again!  It's a lot easier than you think!  Beginners welcome!

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  • Open Sew in the Classroom
  • July 3, July 15
  • August 13, 19, 27
  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Need a place to escape to finish that certain project? Need a cutting table to cut on instead of the floor? Do you need room to lay out that quilt top? Our classroom is available all day for those very purposes! Use our space, spread out, make new friends! Get those projects done without the interruptions from those everyday distractions from home!

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  • 1st Saturday of each Month
  • July 6
  • 10:00 am-11:30am
  • Cost: $5.00 per class

Brand new embroidery demos starting 2019!  Get back to the basics and creative embroidery techniques.  No need to bring your machines, just a notebook for taking notes.  All levels of embroidery will be shown at these instructional demos.  From needles and threads to hooping, appliques, monogramming and more!  Everything you need to know about creative, professional and perfect embroidery!

July Topic: Maintenance 

It is very important to maintain a clean your embroidery machine. Proper maintenance will prolong the life of your machine and also help avoid problems with tension, needle breakage, bobbin issues. In this class, you will learn how to properly clean your hoops, machine parts, and surfaces from spray adhesives, needle & stabilizer knowledge.

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Beginner II Adult Series

  • Tuesdays, July 9, 23, 30
  • 6:00-8:30 pm
  • Class Fee: $109.00 includes all supplies 

Want to take your basic sewing skills to the next level?  This is your class.  In this Basic Sewing II, 4-week series, you will learn new techniques and increase your skills as well as making cute projects.  All supplies are provided and you will experience our fabulous Baby Lock Verve sewing and embroidery machines in class. Pre-requisite: Must have good basic skills. 

Class size is limited, so sign up early!! This class is offered only as a series.  Session II will consist of 4 weeks and will be repeated quarterly. 

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  • NEW DAYTIME SESSION!
  • Beginner II Adult Series
  • Tuesdays, July 9, 23
  • 10:00 am-2:30 PM
  • Class Fee: $109.00 includes all supplies 

Want to take your basic sewing skills to the next level?  This is your class.  In this Basic Sewing II, 4-week series, you will learn new techniques and increase your skills as well as making cute projects.  All supplies are provided and you will experience our fabulous Baby Lock Verve sewing and embroidery machines in class. Pre-requisite: Must have good basic skills. 

Class size is limited, so sign up early!! This class is offered only as a series.  Session II will consist of 4 weeks and will be repeated quarterly. 

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  • Wednesday,July 10
  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, July 20
  • 9:00am-11:30 am
  • Class Fee: $20.00 Includes Stabilizer
  • July Topic: Summer Popsicle

This popular club features fun, fresh, and CUTE In-the-Hoop Kimberbell designs.  Each month you will learn various techniques while making and completing a project. Bring your machine with design loaded, PDF directions printed, fabrics pre-cut, hoop, basic supplies and thread. Stabilizer and specialty items will be supplied. Note:  Class project supply lists will be posted for download each month for the project of the month. Also files/designs will be sent to you via email so that you can load your flash drives and be ready for the class. 

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Two Dates:

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2:00-3:00 pm OR
  • Saturday, July 20, 12:00-1:00 pm 
  • Class Fee: FREE

Do you love quilting, applique, embroidery, but you hate the complications of endless and inaccurate cutting, and in-precise applique shapes?  In this one-hour demo, our GO! expert Leslie will demo the ease, flexibility, and use the GO! cutter and its dies to make your quilt cutting and applique a breeze.

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Sew Sweet & Simple Wallhanging 
For All Embroiderers Beginning to Advance

  • Thursday, July 11
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $50.00
  • includes Lunch
  • Instructor: Avery Quarles

Want to create Free Motion Quilting Block in the hoop? In this class, we will create 9 Quilt Blocks using free motion patterns that work together for your desired look, swapping threads & fabrics as needed. After making your blocks, I will show how to easy assemble your wallhanging.

  • HANDS-ON CLASS
  • Bring your machine and accessories. You will be amazed what creativity you have in front you!

 

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Lap Quilt Project

  • Fridays, July 12th, 19th
  • 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Class Fee: $30.00 includes Pattern

Join Linda Grainer as she shows you a new take on one of Missouri Star's favorite patterns, the Dresden Plate. Add a simple folded wedge to the seams, give them a twist and you have a Dresden Sunburst! Combine simple applique techniques with 10" squares and you'll be on your way to creating this beautiful quilt!

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  • With demo by Joyce Barry
  • Meeting 3rd Monday of the Month (6:00-8:00 pm)
  • July 15
  • Club Fee:  $10.00 per month

Join Joyce for our exciting Serger Club. Each month club members will be shown a serger project that uses a technique demonstrated during the club meeting. Each will receive instructions for the project to make at home and bring to the next club meeting for show & tell and discussion! Each month will be a different technique and project. Join the fun and build your serger skills each month. Club members will also receive special discounts and savings on serger products!  Pre-registration is required.  Call 804-270-1882 to make a reservation. 

  • July Topic:  Quilting with a Serger-Quilting with a serger is fast and easy. Babylock sergers – and many other makes – give you a perfect 1/4" seam. And there is no need to just make jelly roll strip quilts with your serger. We will explore what makes a good block design for serging. You’ll be surprised at how many quilt blocks can be made on your serger. Piece a top, quilt as you go, bind a quilt and even quilting with a chain stitch will be covered.
  • July Project:  A number of quilt blocks perfect for the serger will be provided. Pick one and make a table runner or lap quilt. Or go big and make a bed size quilt.

 

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3-DAY FREE MOTION WORKSHOP!!!

  • Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17--Lecture, Demo, and Trunk Show
  • 9:30 am-12:30 pm 
  • Class Fee: $ 25.00
  • Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17, Lecture, Demo,& Hands-On Ruler Work 
  • 9:30 am-5:00 pm 
  • Class Fee:  $75.00 includes kit ($20 value)
  • Thursday, July 18--All Day-Tote Project & Beyond Borders
  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $90.00 includes kits and lunch

Donelle McAdams, international teacher, educator, and designer of popular patterns and tools for Westalee will lead this 2-day event for all enthusiastic free motion quilters.  From beginning free motion quilting, to Westalee Designs templates, to the Tote Project and borders and beyond, this workshop will not leave you wanting!!  All levels are encouraged to join this workshop

Space is limited, so call 804-270-1882 to make your reservation

See attached flyer for more details and specific activities during this 2-day workshop

 


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2-Session Class

  • Monday, July 22, 29
  • 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Class Fee:  $30.00

In this class you will create small, gorgeous, toiletry, makeup, pencil or essential oils bags.  This bag will make great gifts for friends and family.  Once you have mastered the technique by making this small bag, you can use the pattern to make bigger bags.  The pattern includes 6 different sizes.  

Pattern may be purchased at All Brands with your 15% class discount

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With Joyce Barry

  • Wednesday, July 24
  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $30.00

Make a beautiful pieced Preppy Serger Tote for summer. Your serger makes piecing fast and easy and can also embellish your tote to give it a unique look. One side features a puffed panel and the other a panel embellished with decorative thread. The tote strap is edged with either a wave stitch or a 3-thread decorative stitch. The Preppy Serger Tote is fully lined and measures 11” wide x 9” tall x 4” deep. All class participants will receive free instructions so you can make a Preppy Serger Tote for your friends.

Bring a lunch and drink.  

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  • Wednesday, July 24
  • 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $20.00

Tea To Go is the perfect way to travel with your favorite teas! It includes 6 pockets and folds up small enough to fit in your jeans pocket. This is a quick and easy project for those who love their tea!!

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2-Day Event/2-Sessions

  • Session I
  • Friday, July 26--10:00 am-4:00 pm 
  • Saturday, July 27--9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Session II
  • Tuesday, August 20--10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 21--10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Class Fee: 169.00 
  • Platinum Fee: $199.00 (Includes everything)
  • Includes lunch

If happiness means having a full bobbin.. Celebrate it at this event! Turn an ordinary afternoon into a celebration with six exclusive event projects you can make it just two days. Create a quilted cupcake pillow, an adorable gratitude journal cover, a zipper pouch that would make anyone jump for joy and a few more projects to make you feel giddy. Improve your embroidery skills, learn new techniques, and be ready to be overjoyed!

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  • Thursday, July 25
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Fee: $25.00

One thing that is constant in life, LAUNDRY! Why not make this never ending chore more appealing with our collection consisting of an adorable wall hanging, our clothes pin bag, and a set of laundry bags to hold those always escaping socks, and your finest lingerie!

Join Avery for this informative demo that will use the power of your embroidery machine to produce useful tools that will organize your laundry room.  

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ReCycle a Shirt to a Tote Bag

  • Ages 8-13
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Monday-Thursday, July 29-August 1
  • Camp Fee: $125.00

Have a special shirt, but it doesn't fit any longer? Recycle it and make it into a special tote bag. This shirt must be a button up shirt, no t-shirts. This can be a special shirt, a kid's or parent's shirt, the size doesn't really matter, just be sure to bring a button-up! Sewing machines, sewing kits, fabric and notions are provided for use in class. In this camp session, students will need to bring I a shirt to recycle. All other supplies needed for the tote bag will be provided. Each student will receive a Sew Fun T-Shirt and class photo. Students will work on projects at their own pace. Six students per class. These camps are designed for the first time student unless otherwise noted. Students will be introduced to the sewing machine, sewing terms, notions and patterns while completing theme related projects.

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  • 1st Saturday of each Month
  • August 3
  • 10:00 am-11:30am
  • Cost: $5.00 per class

Brand new embroidery demos starting 2019!  Get back to the basics and creative embroidery techniques.  No need to bring your machines, just a notebook for taking notes.  All levels of embroidery will be shown at these instructional demos.  From needles and threads to hooping, appliques, monogramming and more!  Everything you need to know about creative, professional and perfect embroidery!

August Topic: Caps!  Caps! and More Caps!  

Everyone loves personalized caps.  Join our expert embroiderer, Avery Quarles, as he demos the techniques needed to embroider caps on a single needle embroidery machine or a multi-needle embroidery machine.  You will be amazed how easy it is.

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Ages 8-13

  • Monday-Wednesday, August 5, 6 ,7
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Camp Fee: $99.00

Sew some fun by recycling your jeans into this multi-purpose apron that can be used for cooking, creating, or painting. Bring an old pair of jeans and let’s have fun & get busy creating and sewing. 

Each student will receive a Sew Fun T-Shirt and class photo. Students will work on projects at their own pace. Six students per class. These camps are designed for the first time student unless otherwise noted. Students will be introduced to the sewing machine, sewing terms, notions and patterns while completing theme related projects.

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3-Day Event

  • Choose from 1, 2, 3 days
  • Class fees:  
  • 1 Day--$69.00
  • 2-Day--$129.99
  • 3-Days--$189.00
  • Thursday August 8, 10:00 am-4:00 pm with lunch
  • Colorful Log Cabins (Brand New Class--Never been taught before!!)

 

These Log Cabins are so fun and fast!   You begin with a center, add your light and dark strips, as you would for a normal log cabin block, then add 2 light strips for a finished 6” Block 1.  Block 2 uses all light strips that fill in around the large triangles in each row. Use your stash to make a beautiful scrap quilt.

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  •  Friday, August 9, 10:00am-4:00 pm with lunch
  • Cracker

What a fun little quilt that uses your stash of 1.5" strips. Cute as a button every time. This is a great quilt that helps you use your stash. Let the queen of snappy and scrappy show you just how easy this can be accomplished!

  • Saturday, August 10, 9:00 am-3:00 pm with lunch
  • Stars, Stars, and Pinwheels

We will have many different possibilities of making stars, pinwheels, and stars with a ribbon border, using a fun, speedy way of making half square triangles. You can make the stars into a quilt by themselves, alternate with the pinwheel blocks, or make a quilt with just the pinwheel blocks. Or, you could make a Scrappy version! The technique is very fast and you will master it in the first hour and be able to build your stars very quickly. Come join in the excitement and see your stars twinkling.  

 Call 804-270-1882 to make a reservation. Space is limited

 

 


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  • 3-Session Class
  • Thursday, August 15, 22, 29
  • 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Class Fee:  $30.00

The Tool Tote is not only the bag that everyone needs, but it is the bag that all of your friends will want.  With pockets all around on the inside, the heavy duty formed metal stays keeps the bag mouth wide open so that you have access to all of your important tools.  The versatility of this bag creates a myriad of uses besides tools.

The pattern for this bag can be purchased at All Brands with your class discount.

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  •  Friday, August 16
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $25.00

Everyone wants to add Roman Shades to their decor, but the cost of professionally-made shades is often daunting!! Not so!! In this class you will be creating a standard decorative Roman Shade as well as mastering the techniques to customize your shades with accurate measurements. Your family and friends will certainly be impressed!!

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Great Class for all levels!

  • Friday, August 23
  • 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Class Fee: $20.00

Use your scraps, strips, fat quarters and the Stripology Ruler to make this Strips Stack Runner. There is something about making smaller blocks and smaller quilt projects that just makes them automatically cute!   And learning to use the Stripology Ruler will reduce your cutting time by 75% for most projects!

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  • Monday, August 26
  • 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Class fee:  $25.00

This delicate Lace Seahorse is freestanding and just the right project for your embroidery machine. You will be amazed how water soluble stabilizer and your embroidery machine can create lace projects.

  • Pattern file included in the price.  Just bring your flash drive.

Call 804-270-1882 to make a reservation.