Classes


Classes

$5 Block of the Month

The 2014 Block of the Month will be Black and White fabrics. The fee is $20 to join and all rules apply as in previous block of the month programs at Thimbles. You will receive fabric to complete the 12" finished block every month. However, this year, we are encouraging you to take your 12" finished blocks and make them into 20" blocks by adding borders or smaller blocks or whatever you fancy. This will give you a 60" x 80" quilt (before borders). Tho help you along, we will give you suggestions for different borders each month. Use them or come up with your own. This B.O.M will start the second weekend in September, which means that you can come in on Friday, September 12th, Saturday, September 13th or Sunday, September 14th.

Cost: $ 20.00
All About Embroidery (Machine Embroidery)

2015 All About ME (Machine Embroidery) Club will share with you the latest in embroidery, using trendy new patterns and accessories. This Club is for everyone (not just BERNINA owners). Each "live session" will incorporate a presentation by Kay Hickman followed by a hands on session by Laurie Albrecht. Lessons focus on machine embroidery techniques, stabilizers, embroidery designs and collections. Become empowered and enjoy embroidery success. You will receive project tips and handouts, PDF of Powerpoint used in lesson and a design of the month.

Cost: $ 15.00
Anita's Embroidery Lecture / Demo

Join us for this lecture/demo. No need to bring anything but yourself. Sit back, relax while watching the video presentation, followed by Lynn's lecture and demonstrations of these new techniques.

Cost: $ 20.00
Anita's Embroidery Workshop

Learning new embroidery techniques has never been easier! Join us for our hands on workshop. Bring your embroidery machine (or try one of ours if you don't own one) and we will watch a video presentation and then stitch out the project. There's no better way to learn than hands on!!

Cost: $ 30.00
Beginning Quilting- Mosaic

Become familiar with the basics of quilting, reading a pattern, rotary cutting, 1/4" seams and piecing while creating a quilt top. You will use the book "Fat Quarter Style".

Cost: $ 60.00
Bench Pillows

Darling brand-new bench pillow covers, one for each month of the year. Make the pillow once and change out the cover each month to really spruce up a special place in your home. Pillow measures 16" x 38" and looks great on a bench, couch or a bed. This will continue through the new year.

Cost: $ 25.00
Block House Exchange

Join Lynn in exchanging as many houses as you bring in to complete a large or small Block House quilt. To start this exchange off Lynn will be giving a paper-piecing demo on November 1st at 1:00. She will show a few blocks, explain the rules, and hand out kits and patterns. This will all be included in the $15 start-up fee. Additional kits will also be available for purchase so that everyone is getting the same quality fabric to complete the blocks. This exchange will last 6 months so theres no need to feel rushed. (If more time is needed we will extend the program)

Cost: $ 15.00
Clubhouse 2015

Join the club! Join the fun! This club combines traditional quilting techniques with contemporary fabrics. Choose from 2 colorways - Light or Dark. Fabrics are from the Sophia Collection by Maywood Studios. Enjoy extra bonus projects, demos and more!! The Sophia fabric collection is inspired by vintage upholstery fabrics, these beautiful, creamy, classic florals are soft and sophisticated in both light and dark backgrounds. Bold and showy blooms keep a lacy-delicate feel in the main prints & borders, and coordinates flow effortlessly into the next for smooth piecing transitions.

Cost: $ 35.00
Crazy Patch Pillow

Join Laurie as she takes you through the process of making this crazy patch pillow while showing you piecing and embellishing techniques. This is a Martha Pullen certified class and the pattern is included in the class fee.

Cost: $ 35.00
Free-Motion Quilting

Learn how to make a quilt sandwich and quilt using your own sewing machine. Learn to us a walking foot or drop your feed dogs and go. Learn to straight-line, free-motion stippling and continuous pattern. BSR owners - this class is for you too!

Cost: $ 30.00
Hoopsisters - Sewn Seeds - 2015

2015 Hoopsisters Block of the Month program - Sewn Seeds. With HoopSisters you can make perfectly quilted, pieced, and decoratively stitched quilt blocks all in the hoop of an embroidery machine. The 2015 EmbroidaBlock of the Month program combines the fun and unique HoopSisters technique with digitized quilting by Sharon Schamber, Master Quilter. This program will begin in January.

Cost: $ 125.00
Intro to Embroidery Basics

Discover the difference between all of those stabilizers, threads and needles. Learn how to get the best results when embroidering on t-shirts, towels, quilt blocks, and more. We'll even go over design placement on a t-shirt, free-standing lace and embroidered applique. This is a great class for beginners or as a refresher--but we ask that you have a basic working knowledge of your embroidery machine. You'll get copies of the designs we'll be using in class when you register--please be sure to have these loaded and ready to go before the class. A small kit fee of $15 will be charged to cover various types of fabrics, needles and designs we'll be using in class.

Cost: $ 35.00
Knot-y Girls Stitchery Club

Join Lynn once a month and learn tips and techniques as you work on Crabapple Hill projects, Bertie's Year or any wool or hand project that you want to start or finish! You will learn Meg Hawkeys color tinting techniques and a variety of stitches.

Cost: $ 10.00
Lacy Mylar Pear Runner

Use your embroidery machine to make this design which includes mylar for an extra dimension. Instructions will be given for making a wall hanging or table runner with echo quilting. This is an exclusive class from the Sulky Teacher Certification. Class fee includes the machine embroidery design and mylar in the color of your choice.

Cost: $ 35.00
Make & Take Thursday's - Chicken Pin Cushion

Put this pin cushion together in no time! Join Lynn as she walks you step by step through the process of making this adorable chicken pin cushion.

Cost: $ 10.00
Make & Take Thursday's - Ironing Board Organizer

This fun organizer fits on the end of any standard size ironing board.

Cost: $ 10.00
Make & Take Thursday's - Vintage Pot Holders

Come join Lynn while learning a new technique. She will be teaching various quick and easy projects that you can finish in just a couple of hours. Come for all or pick and choose.

Cost: $ 10.00
Moving On with Free Motion

Are you ready to move on to something more than stippling? Join Carol as she takes you to the next step on your free-motion journey. Focus on design elements that include vines, leaves and feathers. Go home with a sampler of quilting designs.

Cost: $ 30.00
Multiple Hooping Embroidered Pillow

Join Carol as she teaches you how to use the multi-hooping technique to make a beautiful pillow.

Cost: $ 40.00
PhD (Projects Half Done) & UFO (Unfinished Objects)

To help you work through your pile of unfinished quilting projects, Thimbles will be offering a new PhD Program (Projects Half Done). This program will give you incentives to finish your UFO's. To get started you will write down 6 projects that you want to finish with a brief description, turn this paper in at Thimbles, and show up to a UFO / PhD class before May 2015.

Cost: $ 15.00
Professional Tote

The Professional Tote has all the pockets and compartments needed for todays professional woman. Whether you work in an office or not, this tote has it all.

Cost: $ 75.00
School of Sewing

Learn how to use your sewing machine while making cute and trendy projects. Lynn will walk you step by step through this process on how to use a sewing machine and give advice on buying fabric and tools. Purchase the book "School of Sewing" through us and your first class is FREE!

Cost: $ 30.00
Techniques on Tea Towels

Join Laurie on the first Tuesday of the month to learn a new sewing machine technique as we embellish a woven towel. Explore a different sewing machine foot or accessory each month in this program by Lynda Howell of the Stitch Connection. Receive both hand and machine embroidery designs. Attend the lecture/demo only or bring your machine and sit and sew!

Cost: $ 18.00
Timeless Tradition Batik Block of the Month

The loveliest of sampler settings. Each month, for nine months, you'll receive a pattern from Bits' n Pieces, directions, and Bali fabrics for a section of the pieced and fusible machine-appliqued quilt.

Cost: $ 21.99