Anita Goodesign Workshop - August

The Heirloom Christmas Workshop will allow all of your embroidery Christmas wishes to become a reality as you learn this new curriculum which includes 6 different projects. This workshop encompasses a variety of projects and techniques under one large theme.

August 4, 2017: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
August 5, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

Anita Goodesign Workshop - September

Creating blanket stitch applique is very similar to the conventional applique technique, however the main difference is the finishing stitch bordering each applique piece. Using this style of applique eludes to a home spun and hand-placed look which is perfect for the Heirloom Christmas theme as the design is added to a natural colored tea towel.

September 15, 2017: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
September 16, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Anita's Express - Learn to Shadow Work

Have you been dying to create an heirloom quilt for a future baby or grand baby. Shadow work is one of those techniques that intrigues everyone. By using sheer fabric on top of our appliqués and embroidery steps, we're able to create muted colors and patterns that give you a unique, pastel-like color-way that is achievable only through shadow work.

July 14,  2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 15, 2017:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Anita's Express - Party Toppers

Let’s get a kick start for Halloween and make really cute party toppers.  Don't be tardy for the party! Take every celebration to the next level by including these show-toppers to your event decor.

August 11,  2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
August 12, 2017:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Basic Embroidery Machine Operation

As a new machine embroidery owner, this class will teach proper hooping, stabilizing, threads to be used, choosing and embroidering a basic design and much more.

July 8, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
July 12, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 9, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 12, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
September 13, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
September 16, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Basic Machine Operation

This class is geared to help you become fully acquainted with your sewing machine. Learn trouble-free threading, how to use assorted feet and accessories, routine machine maintenance and more.  

July 8, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
July 12, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 9, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 12, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
September 13, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
September 16, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

New owners will learn the ease of threading, basic functions such as  differential feed and terms such as loopers, stitch fingers, setup rolled hems and more.

August 26, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Beginner Sewing

Easy-to-sew elastic waist lightweight denim skirt using Simplicity Pattern 4149, which will be available for purchase at the store.

September 23 and 30, 2017:  9:30 am- 12:30 pm

Brother ScanNCut Intro

This will be a hands-on class to better acquaint you with this wonderful machine. The features covered will include: choosing from one of the many designs available, resizing, scanning before cutting, cut settings, the three different scanning attributes, icons and what they do, plus much, much more.

August 5, 2017:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Brother ScanNCut Applique and Piecing

Discover the ease of cutting out appliqué patterns and quilt square pieces using the Scan N Cut by Brother. Techniques of fabric preparation, settings of the machine and scanning appliqué patterns will be introduced in the class.

September 30, 2017:  9:30 am - 12:30

Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County

2017 Quilt Show
Butterfly Wings & Flying Things

July 14, 2017:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
July 15, 2017:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn 10 embroidery font tips when designing this Subway Tile Art using the built-in lettering and editing features in the Dream or Destiny embroidery machine. This fun project can be used in a tote, pillow or display it in a frame for  someone special as a great personalized gift.

June 17, 2017:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Floriani/PEP Software Club

Software Club is a great way to get you kick started using your software. We will be doing a new project in the software each month. 

Rapid Fire Floriani/PEP Software Club is a fast-paced class for those who are comfortable navigating quickly in the software program. Floriani/PEP Software Club is required before being eligible for placement in the Rapid Fire class. Prior approval is required for this class

June 24, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
July 29, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
August 19, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Foot Frenzy

Foot Frenzy will be a quarterly class that will introduce various feet and how they are used. Each month a different sassy sample will be created that can be used as a reference or made into a table runner, throw, pillow, tote or a quilt. This quarter’s class will show how to use a quilt guide with an open decorative stitch quilting technique, edge foot for Drunkard’s Path and the open toe foot for appliqueing the Black-Eyed Susan, leaves and stem.

June 24, 2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
August 12, 2017: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

June 23, 2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Easy piecing is sure to make this fashionable sling purse an oft-repeated project. Cut to hold a generous amount of your walking-about necessities, this bag is lined with contrast fabric and its long handles can be adjusted slightly in length by where you choose to tie the knot.

North Texas Quilt Festival

August 24, 25 & 26, 2017
Arlington Convention Center

Patches and Fringe Scarf

Keep yourself toasty warm with a colorful and uniquely stitched fleece scarf that looks like a long and narrow quilt.

September 29, 2017: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Serger Baby Nightgown

The softness of cotton knit makes it a perfect choice for baby clothes.  Inside seams are finished flawlessly, ribbing at the neck and sleeves can be attached almost instantly, and lettuce edging makes a decorative hem finish all using the serger.

August 11, 2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 PM

Serger Club - Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are perfect for any occasion and the serger makes this little number so easy to create too. Stitch it up in just a few hours and wear it the same evening. The skirt length can be customized for personal preference in class. 

August 18, 2017; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 19, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Serger Club - Flatlock Quilt

Serge up this quick and easy one day reversible quilt project using an assortment of fabrics, decorative thread and the flatlock stitch on the serger. It will make that special someone a perfect gift

September 22, 2017; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
September 23, 2017: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Serger Workbook

The Serger Workbook class will help you better understand tension settings, stitch width, stitch length, differential feed and various types of stitches. Applications, such as turning corners, serging curves, and securing seams will be included

July 29, 2017:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Love new ideas? Love to share? Now is your opportunity to do both. Let’s express our passion for sewing (embroidery, quilting, clothing, etc) with friends through fun and learning. Your fee not only holds your place but turns into a store coupon to use in the store that day. So, grab your favorite project to present and join our class or just come see what others have created. Refreshments will be provided. One 2-hour class.

June 30, 12017:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 8, 2017:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Youth Sewing Camp

July 31 – August 3, 2017:    10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost $300 (Includes a New Machine)

Do you have an artistic side just waiting to be explored?  Do you have an interest in sewing?  Join us this summer for a fun youth class. We will learn how to safely operate and care for a basic sewing machine, discuss notions and what they are used for, and make some projects.

Zip Zip Zip

Centered, Lapped or Invisible --- Zippers can be inserted any of these ways.  Learn how simple and easy each of these techniques can be and apply them to any of your projects that require zippers.

July 28, 2017:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm