A fun, sewing class for kids is available at each of the Hobby Lobby stores. We meet the Thursday , and Friday after Christmas and the following Monday and Tuesday, 12/26,26,30 & 31. Cost is $200 for the 4 days. We meet 9-noon at the Chesterfield location and 1-4 at the Short Pump location. Kids will learn to successfully use their sewing machines. I have machines for student use also.
Last week, we completed the 2 intermediate sewing classes. One of the two wound up with both beginners and intermediates in it, which worked out well. The beginners were inspired by the work of the intermediate sewing students. I’m attaching pictures of some of the work here:
As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, people have less and less desire to book weekly classes that might interfere with family visits, holiday parties, shopping, cooking and otherwise preparing for and celebrating our blessings. So classes for the final session of 2013 cancelled at all locations. So sad, but it allows our household to prepare for the Christmas holiday and for me to offer some specialty workshop and private lessons. I miss being at Hobby Lobby regularly, but do still manage to get there to shop often.
This coming Wednesday, I have a “learn to use your sewing machine” workshop for 2 hours, 6-8 pm at the Chesterfield Hobby Lobby. We will be sewing a zippered pillow. Students will need to buy about $15 worth of materials and I recommend they come 15 min early, in order to do that before class. I’ll be there to assist. Cost of the class is $35. I have 3 spots in the class still open. It’s a single class, from 6-8 in which students learn to do basic stitching using their machine and they should leave class with a 16″ square pillow.
I’ve got a student looking for a little instruction in the next couple of weeks. She is an absolute beginner and I’d like to put us on the calendar for the first Thursday evening in December from 6-8 pm at the Short Pump Hobby Lobby. If other students are interested, I have 3 spots open. It will be an “intro to the sewing machine” class also. Anyone interested should contact me and I’ll send them a registration form. Cost is $35 and that fee must be paid by midnight on the Friday before class. I accept Paypal, or you can mail payment to me. Hobby Lobby does not accept payment for my classes.
I’m also offering a kids Holiday Sewing Camp at each Hobby Lobby store on the weekdays between Christmas and New Years. Sadly, this year, those days are split by a weekend, but we will still have a great time. We will meet form 9-noon at the Chesterfield Hobby Lobby and from 1-4 at the Short PUmp Hobby Lobby. We have discovered that 4 students is the optimal # for these sessions, so registration is limited to 4. contact me for registration form. Registration and Payment must be made by midnight on 12/15. Payments by Paypal and through the mail are accepted. Gift Certificates are available.
In my own studio, I’m quilting this week. I’ll post pics in another post. I also will be posting pictures of the wonderful work of the folks in my last 2 sewing classes under another title today.
If you remember, I went to WV for a quilting retreat in April 2013. I had a good time and joined that guild, as well as my “home” guild. Well, the planning is nearly done for the next Greenbrier Quilters retreat and I’m posting this in time for you to sign up.
Although all the classes haven’t been made known yet, Jinny Beyer will be there, and I was fortunate enough to get in her class. If there is enough demand (duh!), the guild hopes to book her for a second day of the retreat, so contact the guild right away. I’m attaching a link, and if possible a copy of the “save the date” notice and a link to Jinny’s website.
The retreat link: http://www.min7th.com/acc/gqr2014.html
Jinny Beyer’s link: http://www.jinnybeyer.com/quilting-with-jinny/quilt-gallery.cfm
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On another note, My intermediate students are now all returning intermediates. Two are working on winter coats, 1 on a shirt, and 1 on a dress out of knit fabric (not a beginner’s first choice, but we are hoping to get her going on a serger, also).
No beginner’s classes had sufficient enrollment to be held this month, though many students contacted me after the closing date and I had already booked personal, fun things on the nights I would have been teaching. Sorry, but that’s why I have to have closing dates So, if you are hoping so sign up for the November classes, check the Adult classes page and please get registered in the next 11 days. Hope to see you in class.
Tomorrow, I join a friend and head to Monterey, Virginia for a day of quilting with a group of ladies who meet and sew together even though they haven’t become a formal guild. I’m looking forward to this very much. My friend is a wonderful and avid quilter and I enjoy her company.
Perhaps I’ll get some pictures tomorrow. Have a great weekend.