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
1. Basic BERNINA Machine Operation

Need to learn the in's and out's about your BERNINA sewing machine? This class will help you fully understand your BERNINA sewing machine and make the most of its features. Machine overview, presser feet, tension, needles, thread, stabilizers & interfacings, care and cleaning of the machine.

Cost: $ 30.00
2. Stitch Fun - BERNINA Mastery

Seams, hems, buttonholes and more. *New machine owners must complete class 1 before moving on to this class.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
BERNINA - Software Sampler November

Get a virtual software lesson with a BERNINA Educator once a month, followed by a lecture/demo which implements the lesson.

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
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
Make & Take Thursday's - Curvacious Runner

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 - Stem Glass Cozy Coaster

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
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
Stitch With Your Feet 2

This nine month BOM program will give you the opportunity to use the decorative stitches that are built into your machine, and learn what you can do with those feet!

Cost: $ 15.00
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