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Needle-Turned Hand Applique

Houa has done traditional, needle-turned applique on hundreds of quilts over the past 25 years, and her skills and workmanship are amazing!

Lucky for us, she’s ready to share her insider tricks for appliquéing perfect circles, smoothly contoured leaves, and other fussy shapes. Class size is limited to seven persons to guarantee one-on-one instruction.

This class ($34) will be taught by Houa Yang.

Required $7 kit ($7.42 with PA sales tax) includes fabric and notions for 12” square applique project.

A required supply list (fabric and notions for practice) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, February 5th from 10:00am to 1:00pm (Sold Out)

CorelDraw/Corel Photo-Paint (Beginner or Intermediate)

Still overwhelmed with using CorelDraw and Photo-Paint within the Bernina V7 software? This day is devoted to using these graphic programs. We will learn to create our own shapes and edit existing graphics and then turn them into embroideries.

This class ($54) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, February 10th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    10 seats remaining
    $54.00

Many Ways to Applique

In this class you will learn different techniques for applique ranging from raw-edge to elegant needle-turn. You will also learn speedy "stick 'n iron" and freezer paper methods.

Bring fabric scraps, bits of ribbon, and bias tape to discover how fun applique is!

This class ($54) is taught by Lois Zimmerman.

Required $7.00 kit ($7.42 with PA sales tax) includes patterns and stabilizers.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, February 11th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    7 seats remaining
    $61.42

Bernina Software Inspirations- Digitize a Logo

Discover some basic digitizing techniques while we create an embroidery design working only from a poor quality graphic. Work with small lettering will also be covered.

Please note: The morning class (9 a.m. to 12 noon) is for Advanced students. You must be pre-approved to register for this class. The afternoon class (1-4 p.m.) is open to all levels of experience--beginners welcome. All students must be able to bring and operate a laptop computer.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, February 12th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    6 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Thursday, February 12th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $34.00

SPECIAL EVENT: Downton Abbey--Drama Meets Fabric!

What could be better? The beloved PBS drama, Downton Abbey, mixed with gorgeous, high-quality cottons and an insider’s peek at the series’ Season 5 Egyptian secrets!

Thanks to Andover Fabric’s US Director of Sales and guest speaker, Dennis Bevins, we’re in for such a treat! And did we mention hot tea and cookies?

Dennis will review the history of Andover Fabrics, uncover how Downton Abbey and Andover came together, explain the fabric production process, and show vintage fabric swatches from which the DA collection is based.

Learn the Highclere Castle and King Tut connection while finding inspiration for sewing with Andover’s Downton Abbey Egyptian-themed, metallic-embellished fabrics.

The 1.5-hour presentation will be offered two times, with identical content both times.

This special event will be held in our Sewing Classroom. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot today!
  1. Friday, February 13th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm (Sold Out)
  2. Friday, February 13th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
    Only 2 seats remaining
    $10.00

Simply Embroidery

Are you new to machine embroidery or still trying to figure out how to get good results? This class will focus on techniques rather than a project, with the entire day spent just embroidering!

We will work on different types of fabrics, and try different threads and stabilizers. Learn the process of embroidery applique, lace-making, and other machine embroidery techniques.

This class ($54) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list with fabric and notions needs will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, February 17th from 9:00am to 3:30pm (Sold Out)

EZ Breezy Quilt-as-you-Go Table Runner and Place Mats

What's better than a gorgeous table runner and coordinating place mats that are super-quick to make? Make these for yourself or to give as a gift.

This is a perfect way to use your favorite, large-scale bright print.

The quilt-as-you-go method means that when you finish sewing, your quilting is done, too! (Or, you can add more quilting for an extra-fabulous look.)

This class ($54.00) will be taught by Sherry Musselman.

Required $9.00 pattern ($9.54 with PA sales tax) will be given in class.

A required supply list (fabric, batting, and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, February 18th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    5 seats remaining
    $63.54

Beginning Piecing and Quilting

Are you ready to adventure into the world of quilt-making, but you aren't sure how to begin? If your answer is "Yes!" then this is the perfect class for you!

In this class, learn from Lois about rotary cutting, strip-piecing, chain-sewing, and how to make your seam intersections meet perfectly. You will sew together a 9-patch block, layer your quilt "sandwich", practice basic hand-quilting stitches, and leave class with a finished table topper.

Bring fabric of your choice to create a project you'll be proud to display in your home.

This class ($54) will be taught by Lois Zimmerman.

A required supply list (fabric, tools, notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Monday, February 23rd from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    8 seats remaining
    $54.00

Sending Designs to Your Embroidery Machine

In this class you will learn to send embroidery designs from your computer or CD to your Bernina Embroidery Machine or USB stick, using Bernina Embroidery Software.

The process will work with the Bernina Designer Plus, Editor Plus or the free ArtLink software. Bring your laptop with software installed, a CD with designs and USB stick.

We will "write" designs to your stick so your machine can read them.

This class ($17) will be taught by John Groff.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, February 25th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Only 3 seats remaining
    $17.00

Quilting with Your Embroidery Module

Did you ever think of quilting your quilt using your embroidery module? Oh the things you can do with your embroidery module with the greatest of ease!

For this class, bring a ready-to-quilt wall hanging, quilt, or other project and learn just how easy it is to finish your projects. If you don’t have a project to finish, layer a pre-printed panel or baby quilt and join the class.

A sewing machine with embroidery capabilities is required.

If you do not have a machine with embroidery capabilities, but are interested in exploring this area of sewing, come to the class and use one of our classroom Bernina 580 sewing machines. The Bernina 580 comes with embroidery capabilities and will give you a great first-time embroidery experience.

This class ($54) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, March 10th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    6 seats remaining
    $54.00

Machine Quilting Basics

This class covers the techniques needed to do your own machine quilting. Make a placemat, and practice using your walking foot for grid quilting and your darning foot for free motion.

You will learn how to plan for machine quilting and mark a quilt for the quilting process. This is a techniques class.

This class ($54) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, March 18th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    9 seats remaining
    $54.00

Bernina Software Inspirations- Blooming Bliss Quilt

Design a “jelly roll” quilt using the Quilter Program within BERNINA Embroidery Software 7. Design your own block design or use one of the many blocks that are built into the software. It is easy to do and you can even scan your fabrics into the software to see how your quilt will look before you begin.

Please note: The morning class (9 a.m. to 12 noon) is for Advanced students. You must be pre-approved to register for this class. The afternoon class (1-4 p.m.) is open to all levels of experience--beginners welcome. All students must be able to bring and operate a laptop computer.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, March 19th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Thursday, March 19th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $34.00

Hand-Quilting How-To

Whether you’ve never hand-quilted or simply want to improve your skills, Lois has great tips to offer!

Learn how to start and stop, what to do at an intersection, how to bury your knots, and the benefits of using a thimble.

Practice straight-line quilting and echo quilting before completing the simple project you’ll take home and display with pride!

This class ($34) will be taught by Lois Zimmerman.

A required $12 kit ($12.72 with PA sales tax) includes a prepared fabric project for hand-quilting. You will receive your kit upon arrival at class.

A required supply list (notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, March 21st from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $46.72

BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 Guide Class

For those of you who purchased the Bernina V7 software or update from Hinkletown Sewing, this one time, 3 hour class is FREE! Choose a date and enter the code provided by Hinkletown to waive the $34 fee. The class will focus on V7 but you are welcome to come to the guide class if you are working with V6 and have NOT received your free guide class.

This class will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Wednesday, March 25th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    6 seats remaining
    $34.00

Diggers and Dumpers

This embroidery machine applique quilt, and original design by Mary Alice, will appeal to all those who like to dig in the sand or dirt!

Seven diggers and dumpers are combined to create a quilt for a single bed, using your largest hoop. A wall hanging sized quilt can also be made for those who have a smaller hoop size. You can choose to personalize the quilt with a name.

This is a two-session class. Both classes ($88.00 total) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required $35 pattern designed by Mary Alice ($37.10 with PA sales tax) will be given upon arrival at class.

First session: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 1-4 p.m.
Second session, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  1. Wednesday, March 25th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $125.10

BSR Blitz!

"Today I will...use my BSR!"

Learn the basics of using your Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR). Learn techniques for using your BSR in quilting, crafting, garment-making, and creating home-decor, as well as for bobbin work and thread painting. Practice using your BSR with different needles and threads.

If you don't own a BSR, but are considering purchasing one, come try one of ours! Our classroom Bernina 580 machines each have their own BSR, so this is the perfect opportunity to give it a try!

Sign up for More BSR and receive a whole day of training on the BSR!

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, March 27th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    7 seats remaining
    $34.00

More BSR!

You have learned the basics--now you are ready to practice and play with free-motion quilting techniques and learn about thread tension in this hands-on class.

You will practice many different free-motion quilting designs, using different types of thread, and you will go home with a notebook full of designs along with your samples, ready to try your skills on a wall hanging or quilt.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Friday, March 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    8 seats remaining
    $34.00

Stacked and Stitched Leaf Quilt

This class consists of two parts. First, we’ll make a stacked and stitched “pelt” for your future design possibilities. Part Two includes completion of an 8” x 10” layered and slashed wall quilt with a leaf motif.

This class ($34) will be taught by Christine Morgan.

Required $20 kit ($21.20 with PA sales tax) includes pelts needed to complete leaf quilt (many colors to choose from).

A required supply list (notions and fabric) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Saturday, March 28th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    10 seats remaining
    $55.20

T-Shirt Quilt

Do you have beloved T-shirts (yours or your kids’) buried in storage? Dig them out, and transform them into a sentimental quilt!

Learn a simple way to assemble 12 shirt fronts (or backs) into patches ready to be sashed with fabric and constructed into a quilt. When finished, you can choose to knot or machine-quilt it—either way, your T-shirt hoarder will adore it!

This class ($54) will be taught by Lois Zimmerman.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Tuesday, March 31st from 9:00am to 3:30pm
    5 seats remaining
    $54.00

Sewing Basics 101

Attention beginners! If you’re ages 13-99 and would like to learn to sew (and actually make something!), this class is just for you!

Lois will introduce basic sewing tools, familiarize you with patterns, and suggest which sewing machine will meet your sewing needs. Bring your questions and leave with a completed apron!

This class ($34) will be taught by Lois Zimmerman.

A required supply list (fabric and notions) will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Monday, April 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $34.00

Bernina Software Inspirations- All Geared Up

Use the tools in Art Canvas to create "gear" shapes for unique quilting and applique patterns.

Please note: The morning class (9 a.m. to 12 noon) is for Advanced students. You must be pre-approved to register for this class. The afternoon class (1-4 p.m.) is open to all levels of experience--beginners welcome. All students must be able to bring and operate a laptop computer.

This class ($34) will be taught by Mary Alice Fyock.

A required supply list will be sent with your class confirmation.
  1. Thursday, April 16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $34.00
  2. Thursday, April 16th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    11 seats remaining
    $34.00

Class Terms: Class payments are non-refundable less than two weeks prior to the class. If The Old Country Store needs to cancel a class due to inclement weather, an instructor with a family or medical emergency, or a class with two or fewer students, the class will be rescheduled as soon as possible or a full refund will be given.

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