Spring’s Blossoms . . .

garden-1176406_1920Spring has begun to show its shy blooms. I have been starting my garden with this year’s variety of vegetables and beautiful flowers. Right now, it’s more like playing in the dirt as I prepare the soil to hold, protect and nurture the fragile plants I will be placing in its care. The snow has melted away and the sun has been warming up the earth. As I work on the yard and make it ready to bloom and produce life, I find myself drifting to thoughts of projects and ideas of embroidery designs I’d really enjoy doing this year. Like the ground, my imagination is preparing to bring forth wonderful and beautiful projects for this years season. What is growing in your imagination? ? ?

Floriani’s Total Control-U Classes

Total Control-U has a very powerful tool that we are going to take a peek at. The tool will allow us to break up a large design and use smaller hoops to stitch it out. We will also learn how to create a super large hoop size for a design series and then break it apart for easy stitching. It is time to make every design size fit your hoop! Three class times are being offered. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm or from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Then there is Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Cost is $15.00

Registration and full class information can be found HERE.

Nonrefundable fee if you miss class. Space is limited.

Special Shop Days Closed

The shop will be closed on Wednesday, April 6th, and Tuesday, April 12th. All due to scheduled appointments.

(subject to change – Please check our calendar for current events)

60 Degree Table Runner Class

20160409classThe 60 degree ruler has been a wonderful tool in our quilting arsonal. More and more, we are finding out wonderful and fun ways to make these triangles into beautiful designs and patterns. Join us on Saturday, April 9, 2016 for a wonderful design called Triangle Frenzy™ Runner by Bunnie Cleland. The class goes from 10:00am to 12:30pm. We have brought in some wonderful Tuscon fabrics in a variety of colors for this class.

Cost is $15.00

Registration and full class information can be found HERE.

Nonrefundable fee if you miss class. Space is limited.

Embroidery Ground Zero – Fabrics

fbc00153aOur series Embroidery Ground Zero will be reviewing Fabrics. We have always been told that you can stitch on several types of fabric, but it has never been explained why only those and not on others. Sometimes, we don’t even know what we can stitch on besides the basic dish towels, sweatshirts, jackets, skirts and pillow cases. Find out something new and leave thinking, “I didn’t know I could stitch on that!!” Class will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost is $15.00

Registration and full class information can be found HERE.

Nonrefundable fee if you miss class. Space is limited.

Floriani’s My Decorative Quilter II Classes

My Decorative Quilter II classes have started up. We have had the chance to review the program in general and have started on our way to making wonderful projects. This month’s class will cover the ability of the software to take a quilt block we’ve already put together and design a cute and creative way to quilt it in the hoop to finish it. We will be using the background tool to import an image of our block and using the stitch tools, design the quilting pattern we want. Classes are April 13th, 2016. There are two classes this day. Choose from either 1:00pm to 3:00pm or from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. There is one more class you can choose and that one is on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

Cost is $15.00

Registration and full class information can be found HERE.

Nonrefundable fee if you miss class. Space is limited.

Embroidery Class Update

honeycomb001Kathy Stanley has updated her class schedule for April 2016. They are the part 2 of the Honey Bee Quilt  class and the Hawaiian Quilt class.
Class details and information can be found HERE on the link to her site.