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
3. BERNINA Creative Options

Bernina of America has redesigned the mastery classes we offer to new machine owners. These classes will give you the foundation to learn all the amazing features of your Bernina. We will help you develop your skills and creativity. Mastery classes are FREE when you purchase your machine or software at Thimbles.

Cost: $ 48.00
4. BERNINA Embroidery Machine Intro

Learn how to use your embroidery module. Essentials and tips for successful embroidery. Learn your module.

Cost: $ 30.00
All About ME (Machine Embroidery)

2014 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). You will learn a wide variety of embroidery techniques, stabilizer types/uses. Each "live session" will incorporate a presentation by Kim Goodwin followed by a hands on session by Lisa Veith. Each month you will receive a CD with 3 free embroidery designs, hand-outs and project instructions.

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 program starts on September 13th with the October Boo Pillow Cover. In October you will get the November pillow cover, in November you will get the December pillow cover--you get the picture. 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 2014

Join the club! Join the fun! This club combines traditional quilting techniques with contemporary fabrics. Choose from 2 colorways- Daydream Jewel (Purple/Teal) Daydream Spa (Aqua/ Brown). Enjoy extra bonus projects, demos, club cash and more!!

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Imaginary Day - 3 Month Block of the Month

An embroidery machine appliqué quilt class. It's a modern twist on traditional crewel work and includes 10 different blocks of various sizes. All designs require a minimum hoop size of 127 mm x 178mm. Can be made into a lap or queen size quilt.

Cost: $ 60.00
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 - Pretty Package Placemats

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
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
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
Sue Kostroski - Basics and Beyond "Hands On" Class

In the hands on portion of the class students get to use the serger to create samples of 14 serger techniques. Each sample is attached to a page with serger set-up information. Students leave with a helpful reference book.

Cost: $ 30.00
Sue Kostroski - Basics and Beyond Lecture / Demo

Do you wonder, why do I need a serger? What can I do with a serger that I can not do with my sewing machine? In this demo students will see the amazing variety of techniques that can be done quickly and easily on the Baby Lock serger. Students will learn some basics such as; what are all of the serger stitches and what are they used for, How to start and stop a seam, how to stitch curves and corners and tubes, how to easily remove a serger seam and more. Students will be inspired by a variety of samples including serger created garments, accessories, home decorating items and serger quilts.

Cost: $ 20.00
Sue Kostroski - Decorative Serger Techniques "Hands On" class

This class teaches students how to accomplish 13 different decorative serger techniques. Students will stitch out a sample of each technique to add to a reference book for future use.

Cost: $ 30.00
Sue Kostroski - Sparkling Serger Holiday Ideas Trunk Show & Decorative Serger Techniques Lecture / Demo

Students will see many samples of quick and easy gift ideas created on the Baby Lock Ovation. Also included are holiday decorating ideas and simple ways to dress up for a holiday party with pretty scarves and wraps. Learn how to work with specialty threads and materials. See why a serger is not just to overcast seams! There are so many delightful decorative techniques such as the wave stitch, serger tassels and serger string, serger crochet, the blanket stitch, decorative chain and cover stitching and much more!

Cost: $ 20.00
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