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Central Sewing News Winter sewing Classes

Issue No. 65



Authorized Dealer for Baby Lock, Bernina, Elna, Husqvarna Viking South West 8649 63 Avenue 10642 170 Street w w w. c e n t r a l s e w i n g . c o m Ph 780.469.1147 Ph 780.486.0047 Toll Free 866.469.1147 Toll Free 877.486.0047 Edmonton, Alberta


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Guest Instructors Margaret Ferguson Bra Making Expert

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Jan Bones



A cutting table & sewing machine cabinet at a proper height will eliminate stress on your back!

Saturday January 12 9:00 - 5:00

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And will help keep you organized.

Sewing Classes

Joan Statz

Appliquilt & Free-Motion

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Bra Making with Margaret Ferguson ............ 7 Cameo Silhouette Class ................................ 3 Creative Sewing .......................................... 10 Embroidery Classes ...................................... 11 Getting to Know Your Machines ................ 4 Home Decor .......................................... 16 Joan Statz’ Classes ...................................... 13 Kids’ & Teens’ Sewing Classes ................ 5 Learn to Sew ........................................... 5 Longarm Classes & Club ....................... 14, 15 Open House ........................................... 3 ................. 9 Pure Couture with Trudy Jansen Quilting Classes ..................................... 12, 13 Serger Classes ........................................... 8 Sew on Your Own ...................................... 6 ................ 7 Sewing Classes with Jan Bones Software & Computer Classes ................ 10 Wardrobe Essentials ................ 6

Zebra Child Protection Centre is an organization dedicated to help children removed from abusive homes.

Ladies – do you want an opportunity to have fun while sewing for a good cause? Come make quilts, pajamas and/or bags for children being helped by the Zebra Child Protection Agency. The Town and Country Sewers meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday For more info, afternoon of each call Debbie at month from 1-4 pm.


win house


For our last turnover to WIN House this year, both classrooms were transformed into a Christmas Wonderland, overflowing with Christmas quilts and hangings, toys, stuffed snowmen, dolls, toiletries, and with stockings hung everywhere! Also included were bags, bears, stuffed animals, scarves and toques, quilts, pillow cases, children’s clothing, women’s housecoats and everything in between. The sewing, knitting and crocheting skills of volunteers will bring joy to the families @ WIN House. ... Thank You! Requests To Randy and his staff for their continued support throughout the years, a heartfelt Thank You! We will start sewing again on Monday, Jan 7th, noon to 4. Feel free to drop by.



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open house Saturday January 12 9:00 - 5:00 free demos door prizes in-store specials

Free Seminars South

Free Seminars West

Joan Statz will be at the South location during open house to answer questions about her classes & patterns and to demonstrate the HQ Sweet 16 longarm quilting machine.

10:00 Block Manipulation Aradhana Shah There is no need to run to the store every time you need a different sewing pattern. Come and learn how to create different styles using a basic block.

Jan Fowler 10:00 Get "er" Done Let Jan show you how to properly stretch a quilt and then finish up with her favourite binding method. If you want hands-on experience, bring 4 quilting pins and a 6"x6" quilt sandwich (2 cotton layers + 1 batting). Bev Shumilak 11:30 Notion Commotion Notions make our sewing, quilting, embroidery and serging so much easier. See all of the new (and some oldies but goodies) available to make your sewing fast, fun and easy.

11:30 Cameo Chris Wetmore The Silhouette cameo is amazing. Join Chris as he demonstrates this machine. Cut, glitz, paint plus much more. You need to see it to believe it!

Trudy Jansen 1:00 Zippers Nothing could be easier than inserting a zipper using the Trudy Jansen method. See firsthand on the "big screen" as she shows you how.

1:00 Get "er" Done Jan Fowler Let Jan show you how to properly stretch a quilt and then finish up with her favourite binding method. If you want hands-on experience, bring 4 quilting pins and a 6"x6" quilt sandwich (2 cotton layers + 1 batting).

Judy Steer 2:30 Cameo The Silhouette cameo is amazing. Join Judy as she demonstrates some of her favourite uses for this machine. Cut, glitz, paint plus much more. You need to see it to believe it!

2:30 Notion Commotion Debbie Levesque Notions make our sewing, quilting, embroidery and serging so much easier. See all of the new (and some oldies but goodies) available to make your sewing fast, fun and easy.

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Babylock serger Baby Lock Serger Foot Class

Linda Ferguson

Have you neglected the wonderful feet for your babylock serger? Join Linda for 3 hours of hands-on learning. You will be amazed at the great results of your serger’s feet. Prerequisite: Getting to Know Your Serger or equivalent.

South 3546 Sat Feb 09 10:00 - 1:00 West 3547 Sat Mar 02 10:00 - 1:00 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $36. +GST

getting to know Your... sewing machinE & serger Become friends with your sewing machine! This course covers everything from general maintenance to the use of a variety of stitches and machine adjustments. Please bring your sewing machine, instruction book & accessories.

Length 5 hrs (2 sessions) Cost FREE with machine purchase $50.+GST if not purchased at Central Sewing

Class 1—Bring your own serger & learn serging basics. Topics will include how to thread, operate & adjust your serger, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting. Class 2—Expand your knowledge to include the application of rolled hems, flatlocking and much more! Length 5 hrs (2 sessions) Cost FREE with machine purchase $50.+GST if not purchased at Central

Thursdays Jan 31 & Feb 07 Jan 31 & Feb 07 Mar 21 & Mar 28 Mar 21 & Mar 28

1:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 8:30 1:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 8:30

South 3485 3486 3487 3488

Thursdays Jan 17 & Jan 24 Jan 17 & Jan 24 Feb 21 & Feb 28 Feb 21 & Feb 28

1:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 8:30 1:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 8:30

West Tuesdays 3523 Jan 29 & Feb 05 3524 Jan 29 & Feb 05 3525 Mar 05 & Mar 12 3526 Mar 05 & Mar 12

1:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 8:30 1:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 8:30

West Tuesdays 3527 Feb 12 & Feb 19 3528 Feb 12 & Feb 19 3529 Mar 19 & Mar 26 3530 Mar 19 & Mar 26

1:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 8:30 1:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 8:30

South 3489 3490 3531 3532

getting to know Your sewing machine These classes are designed to take you through your machine from start to end. Which classes are for your machine? Call Central Sewing at 780.469.1147 or 780.486.0047 and we’ll help you choose the perfect classes. Length 3 hrs (1 session)/class

Cost FREE with machine purchase / $75.+GST if not purchased at Central Sewing



Baby Lock 2 Decorative Stitches South 3492 Wed Feb 13 1:00 - 4:00 West 3537 Wed Feb 13 6:00 - 9:00

Husqvarna 2 Decorative Stitches South 3495 Wed Feb 13 6:00 - 9:00 West 3534 Wed Feb 13 1:00 - 4:00

Baby Lock 3 Embroidery Functions South 3493 Wed Feb 20 1:00 - 4:00 West 3538 Wed Feb 20 6:00 - 9:00

Husqvarna 3 Embroidery Functions South 3496 Wed Feb 20 6:00 - 9:00 West 3535 Wed Feb 20 1:00 - 4:00

Baby Lock 1 Utility Sewing South 3491 Wed Feb 06 1:00 - 4:00 West 3536 Wed Feb 06 6:00 - 9:00

Husqvarna 1 Utility Sewing South 3494 Wed Feb 06 6:00 - 9:00 West 3533 Wed Feb 06 1:00 - 4:00

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Bernina 1 South 3497 Wed Feb 27

Utility Sewing 6:00 - 9:00

Bernina 2 Decorative Stitches South 3498 Wed Mar 06 6:00 - 9:00 Bernina 3 Embroidery Functions South 3499 Wed Mar 13 6:00 - 9:00


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CENTRAL SEWING South 780.469.1147 West 780.486.0047

Learn To Sew

Kids` & Teens` Sewing

Learn To Sew 1 This program has been designed for students with little or no sewing experience. Learn how to read a pattern, handle fabrics, and operate a sewing machine. Sew a simple garment for yourself or for a child.

West 3520 Thu Jan 31 (Orientation) Thu Feb 07 - Mar 28 Length 22 hrs (9 sessions)

Bev Grenier

6:00 - 8:00 6:00 - 8:30 Cost $143.+GST

Learn To Sew 1 & 2

Beginner sewers will learn the basics of the sewing machine, different fabrics, laying out a pattern, and sewing simple garments. Sewers with some experience will increase their skills by learning about zippers, buttonholes, buttons and pockets.

South 3504 Eleanor McDonough Thu Feb 14 (Orientation) 6:00 - 8:00 Sat Feb 23, Mar 02,09 & 16 9:30 - 3:00 West 3518 Pat Doerksen Wed Jan 30 (Orientation) 10:00 - 12:00 Wed Feb 06 - Mar 27 10:00 - 12:30 Length 22 hrs (5 or 9 sessions) Cost $143.+GST

Kids’ Sewing

These weekly 1½ hour classes are instructed in small groups. For children aged 7 & up. (Jan-May)

South Tuesdays Barb Emerson 3430 4:00 - 5:30 3431 5:45 - 7:15 South Wednesdays Barb Emerson 3443 11:00 -12:30 3432 1:00 - 2:30 3433 2:45 - 4:15 South Saturdays Corinne Sutherland 3013 9:30 - 11:00 3014 11:15 - 12:45 3015 1:00 - 2:30 3016 2:45 - 4:15 West Saturdays Diana Lieskovsky 3437 9:30 - 11:00 3438 11:00 - 12:30 3439 1:00 - 2:30 Length 1½ hr/class Cost $16./class +GST (pd monthly)

Advanced Kids’ Sewing

Our weekly 2 hour classes are for children with previous sewing experience. (Jan-May)

West West Length

Tuesdays Diana Lieskovsky 3440 4:00 - 6:00 Wednesdays Diana Lieskovsky 3441 4:00 - 6:00 2 hrs/class Cost $16./class +GST (pd monthly)

Teens’ Sewing

In these weekly 2 hour classes, the students will sew garments suited to their sewing ability. This class is for teens 13 & up. (Jan-May) South West West Length

Thursdays Barb Emerson 3434 4:00 - 6:00 3435 6:30 - 8:30 Tuesdays Diana Lieskovsky 3444 6:00 - 8:00 Wednesdays Diana Lieskovsky 3442 6:00 - 8:00 2 hrs/class Cost $16./class +GST (pd monthly)

Easy to u s e !

Learn To Sew 2 & 3

Add to or update your sewing skills. Learn to work with woven or knit fabrics. Practice sewing skills that include zippers, buttonholes, collars, set-in sleeves, linings, etc. Focus can be on your own project(s).

South 3503 Barb Emerson Wed Jan 16 (Orientation) 6:00 - 8:00 Wed Jan 23 - Mar 13 6:00 - 8:30 West 3519 Pat Doerksen Mon Jan 28 (Orientation) 6:00 - 8:00 Mon Feb 04 - Apr 01 6:00 - 8:30 Length 22 hrs (9 sessions) Cost $143.+GST No class Feb 18, Family Day

New sewer in the family?

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Supply lists & clas s polic ies are available at:

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For the comfort of those with allergies or asthma, please refrain from wearing perfume in class. Thanks!

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Wardrobe Essentials

On Your Own Sew On Your Own

Come in and spend a Sew On Your Own day working on your projects. South 3568 Fri Jan 25 South 3569 Fri Feb 01 South 3570 Fri Feb 22 South 3571 Fri Mar 08 South 3572 Fri Mar 22 Length 7 hrs (1 session)

Pant Drafting

Aradhana Shah

Everyone should have a wellfitted pair of pants in their closet. Learn to draft a basic pant block and make your very own designer pants. West 3577 Tue Feb 05 - Mar 12 5:30 - 8:30 Length 18 hrs (6 sessions) Cost $126. +GST

Beginner Pattern Drafting

Make the most of your sewing time— Get organized !

Aradhana Shah

Learn how to develop basic block patterns and measuring techniques to record dress form measurement. This course includes the development of a basic bodice, dart manipulation, sleeve, facing and collars. Samples will be sewn at home and fitted in class. With these block patterns, you can create your own designs! West 3578 Thu Feb 07 - Mar 21 Length 21 hrs (7 sessions)

5:30 - 8:30 Cost $136. +GST

Pattern Alteration

Aradhana Shah

Does your skirt or pant fit too loose or tight across your abdomen or back. Or is your bodice shell not of a proper fit? Come and learn how to alter your patterns so you can make a well-fitted garment. Learn how to alter a pant, skirt, dress, waistline, bodice, sleeves, shoulder, bust darts, neckline and armhole. West 3576 Fri Feb 08 - Mar 08 Length 15 hrs (5 sessions)

5:30 - 8:30 Cost $105. +GST

Couture Sewing Secrets & Tricks

Pat Doerksen

Perfect collars, facings, darts, elegant seams, and garment edges don't just happen—they take skill and require processes that put you in control. Practice easy, yet professional techniques that help create couture finishes for your fashion sewing. Added Bonus - practice using the most popular sewing machine pressure foot! West 3515 Fri Mar 08 Length 4 hrs (1 session)

Zippers Made Easy

12:00 - 4:00 Cost $32. +GST Pat Doerksen

This step by step sample class will show you the easiest and fastest methods. Gain confidence in inserting lapped, fly and invisible zippers. West 3514 Sat Mar 09 9:30 - 1:30 Length 4 hrs (1 session) Cost $32. +GST 6

9:00 - 4:00 9:00 - 4:00 9:00 - 4:00 9:00 - 4:00 9:00 - 4:00 Cost $10. +GST

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SEWING Classes

Bra Making

Coming in Fall 2013

with Margaret Ferguson

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from Bras—Bold and Beautiful

PJs with Feet

The most fun pattern yet! Fabric starts at the tips of the toes and will keep everyone snuggly warm. The PJs are for knits with crosswise stretch. They have a tapered leg & feet and a crotch gusset for comfort & easy movement. The pattern has an amazing range of sizes—Adult S-XL4 & Children's 3-4, 6-8 & 10. You will be making a child's size in class. Let Jan know which size ahead of time.

South 3413 Fri Apr 19 6:00 - 9:00 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $100. +GST Kit valued at $20. with pattern & precut kit included

The Kimono

This is a wonderfully simple silhouette made up of rectangles suitable for all fabrics and all body shapes. Select from lightweight woven quilting cottons, silk dupionni, printed rayon, polyester jacquards, elegant Chinese brocades or bold plaids. All the results will be grand. Jan will demonstrate and teach you all the sewing details and techniques.

Margaret is a professional bra maker & a certified instructor. She is a graduate of the Professional Bramakers Course by Beverly Johnson of Hamilton, Ontario.

2 Day Workshop

For intermediate & advanced sewers

Basic Bra

In this class you will make a basic white bra made to fit you. Margaret will draft each person’s pattern according to their own measurements. A kit with all the fabrics and supplies is included.

South 3563 Sat & Sun Sep 28 & 29 Length 14 hrs (2 sessions)

9:00 - 4:00 Cost $275. +GST

Kit valued at $50. included

The Shelley & Partial Band Bra 2 Bras - 1 Class

Shelley Designer Bra—Use your beginner bra pattern to draft the pattern for this bra, inspired by a $200 designer bra from Europe. It has several features to make the bra supportive and gives a "just lost 10 lbs. look". Partial Band Bra - This is a frameless bra and depends on wires for its support. The bridge and band are completely separate from one another. This bra features underwires as part of the design. South 3564 Fri Oct 04 6:00 - 9:00 Sun Oct 05 & 06 9:00 - 4:00 Length 17 hrs (3 sessions) Cost $355. +GST Kits valued at $90. included

Available in Adult sizes S to XL4.

South 3414 Sat Apr 20 9:00 - 4:30 Length 7 hrs (1 session) Cost $207.


Pattern valued at $12 included

The Retro Top

This pattern is a graceful, flattering design for knits. It's great over jeans or your favourite dress pants. This is a wonderful opportunity to brush up on sewing with knits. Jan will guide you in sewing neckline finishes, controlling gathers, hemming methods & more. The Retro Top has a shaped midriff band with soft gathers for bust fitting. It has a 7/8 length Dolman sleeve or a cap sleeve, a round or V neck. Available in Adult sizes S to XL4.

South 3415 Sun Apr 21 9:00 - 4:30 Length 7 hrs (1 session) Cost $207. +GST Pattern valued at $12. included



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Serge Ahead

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Speedy Serger Shirt 2

New Pattern!

Take your serging skills to the next level! Practice the fastest serger techniques for constructing a garment—a shirt for ladies, men or kids. Review serger threading, quick facings, collars, sleeves, hems... Learn to insert piping with the serger piping foot too. Once you have mastered these techniques, you can apply it to blouses, dresses, jackets etc. The supply list will suggest pattern and fabric choices.

West 3513 Thu Mar 28 Length 7 hrs (1 session)

9:30 - 4:30 Cost $56. +GST

Serger Crazy Patchwork Quilt Block Create crazy patchwork in a fraction of the time with flatlocking. For an extra special touch, use a variety of decorative threads. The 12" block created in class can be made into a pillow cover, table topper or serge additional blocks to complete a long runner or even a quilt. South 3517 Thu Mar 14 Length 4 hrs (1 session)

12:00 - 4:00 Cost $32. +GST

Sweatsuit Your serger is the very best machine for constructing knit garments. Gain confidence in serging while constructing an adult's or child's sweatsuit using T-shirt knits or jogging fleece. Practice 3 thread serging, hems, elastic and ribbing applications. For beginner to advanced or as a refresher!

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West 3512 Tue Mar 12 Length 6 hrs (1 session)

9:30 - 4:00 Cost $48. +GST

Streak of Lightning Fireside Quilt Your serger can be your best friend when it comes to making quilts. Combine 3 to 5 fabric strips and then cut and arrange them into a split patchwork design. Express yourself—choose funky, kids, romantic, country or eclectic quilting fabrics. Lots of fun will be had by all.

For beginner to advanced serger owners.

West 3511 Fri Feb 22 & Sat Feb 23 Length 10 hrs (2 sessions)

6:00 - 9:00 9:30 - 4:30 Cost $80. +GST

Between the Sheets It’s easy to make fitted sheets with your serger. Learn to apply elastics and work with the differential feed for ruffling. Or use the elastic and gathering speciality pressure feet. One pillow case with ruffle will also be serged in class. Sheets can be for crib, twin, double, queen or king.

South 3516 Thu Feb 14 10:00 - 2:00 Length 4 hrs (1 session) Cost $32. +GST


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Pure Couture Sew with Trudy Jansen! Pocket Workshop

Two days of nothing but pockets, such as; single welt pockets, double welt pockets, side pockets in slacks or skirts, pockets with flaps, breast pocket, pockets with zippers and patch pockets with square or round corners. Learn how to achieve a professional look. We’ll make the samples in 2 or 3 steps (including instructions) for your sample book.

South 3574 Mon Mar 25 & Apr 01 9:00: - 4:00 Length 14 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $126. +GST

Pattern Fitting

Discover the best method of fitting: measuring and checking your commercial patterns BEFORE you start cutting into your fabric. We'll cover blouses, tops, jackets and pants. No sewing in class; trial outfits will be sewn at home and fitted in class!

Help Hot Line

Join Trudy in this very popular, fun-filled course, where everybody sews anything they want or need. Trudy will help you fit and construct your projects. There are always lots of hints, tricks & details passed around.

South 3556 Mon Jan 14, 21 & 28, Feb 04, 11 & 25 9:00 - 4:00 Length 36 hrs (6 sessions) Cost $312. +GST South 3557 Wed Jan 09 & 23, Feb 06 & 20, Mar 27 6:00 - 9:00 Length 15 hrs (5 sessions) Cost $130. +GST

South 3573 Wed

Jan 16 & 30, Feb 13 &27, Apr 03 6:00 - 9:00 Length 15 hrs (5 sessions) Cost $135. +GST

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Compute & Create Computer Basics for Sewers

5D Husqvarna Mystery

Computers are a great source for quilting and embroidery designs and projects. Learn how to browse for designs and how to save them so that you can find them again! Also, we'll discuss the purchase options of designs and downloading them in a usable format. If you like, bring your PC.

South 3558 Length 4 hrs

Debbie Levesque

West 3545 Sat Feb 09 Length 2 hrs (1 session)

1:00 - 3:00 Cost $16. +GST

South 3507 Tue Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26 & Apr 30 10:00 - 1:00 West 3508 Sat Jan 26, Feb 16, Mar 23 & Apr 20 10:00 - 1:00 Length 12 hrs (4 sessions) Cost $84. +GST

Debbie Levesque

Love the look of ribbon embroidery but don't have the hands for needlework? In this class, learn four basic stitches: the chain stitch, rosebud, open rose and leaves. These will then be used to complete a small project.

Dianne Boggs

In this four part class, create designs for a memory quilt using HusqvarnaViking 5D Professional software. Learn to create for the Majestic hoop, learn decorative stitch enhancement, fabric altering techniques, printing photos on fabric and much more.

Ribbon Embroidery by Sewing Machine - I

Sat Mar 09 (1 session)

Wed Feb 27 & Mar 27 1:00 - 3:00 (2 sessions) Cost $47. +GST

5D Thinks Big!

Creative Sewing

West 3509 Length 7 hrs

Bev Shumilak

The mystery of 5D continues. We will explore the many features found in the 5D Professional Software. Join Bev as she shares the 5D experience with you! Too good to miss! Take home the video CD to practice after class

9:30 - 4:30 Cost $48. +GST

Kit cost valued at $12. included

Bernina 710, 750, 780 Space speed precision


Software Sampler Bev Shumilak

Join Bev for this monthly Bernina Version 6 Software Club in Webinar format. Learn more about your software. View new projects each month and then take home a CD of project instruction and videos. Classes are held monthly.

South 3501 Wed Length 20 hrs (10 sessions)

10:00 - 12:00 Cost $99. +GST

Cost is for all 10 classes. Remaining dates will be given at the first class.

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The 750 & 780 feature the BSR, Bernina速 Stitch Regulator. 10

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Digitizing Basics

Wed Feb 27

"In the Hoop" Basics

Wed Mar 27

"Layers" Tub Organizer

Create a class notebook to take notes in style for the 2013 Sampler year. Digitize a fun and simple design. Digitize designs for needle punching and couching. Create beautiful modern designs. Combine techniques and layer them to create custom fabric for this wonderfully HUGE tub! A showpiece in the home or office. CENTRAL SEWING South 780.469.1147 West 780.486.0047

Handheld Electric Rotary Cutter

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All About ME (Machine Embroidery)


Bev Shumilak

Virtual Webinars are fun & informative. Join us at each monthly webinar (January to November). See firsthand how to create each project and take home a CD of project notes & files. This is a monthly club that focuses on Machine Embroidery. FOR ALL EMBROIDERY MACHINES.

South 3502 Sat Length 20 hrs (10 sessions)

Sat Jan 26 Keeping Things Straight

1:00 - 3:00 Cost $99. +GST

This cost is for all 10 classes. Remaining dates will be given at the first class

Keeping files, folders, magazines in place is a challenge. Learn about Tear-Away stabilizers as we embroider two Fused and Folded Boxes to keep your sewing room or office organized.

Sat Feb 23 So Many Choices!

Make a basic purse and create interchangeable straps and/or covers! See embroidery designs and specialty techniques that will enhance the covers as we review cut away stabilizers.

Sat Mar 23 You CAN Take It With You!

Create a casserole carrier so you CAN take it with you! Use embroidery to make a one-of a kind carrier that is sure to make you the star of the potluck!

Embroider & Quilt Hoopsisters Feathered Star

by Rowenta

Bev Shumilak

Join us as you make perfectly quilted, pieced, and decoratively stitched quilt blocks all in the hoop of an embroidery machine. The 2013 EmbroidaBlock of the Month program combines the fun and unique HoopSisters technique with digitized quilting. Choose from 5,6,7,8, and 9" block sizes (depending on your hoop size) to make everything from a lap- to a king-size quilt. Learn how to create your blocks in class and then go home to complete them. Lecture/demo class. South 3500 Mon Jan 21, Feb 25, Mar 18, Apr 15, & May 13 10:00 - 12:00 Length 2 hrs/session (5 sessions) Cost $125. +GST

Embroidery Basics

Debbie Levesque

Learn how needles, threads and stabilizers interact with the different embroidery designs and fabrics available. This lecture will provide helpful information and notes for future projects. Bring samples and questions.

West 3544 Sat Feb 09 9:30 - 12:30 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $24. +GST

"In the Hoop" Coasters

Bev Shumilak

A coaster or mug mat is always handy. With a minimum hoop size of 5"x7", this project can be sewn in the hoop. Embroidery designs will be e-mailed to you 1 week prior to class. You will need to know how to get them to your machine for embroidery.

South 3613 Wed Feb 20 10:00 - 4:00 Length 7 hrs (1 session) Cost $78. +GST Designs included in class cost

Quilted Potholders

Bev Shumilak

These pot holders will grace any kitchen. Choose your designs and embroider and quilt them in your hoop. Then bind with a co-ordinating or contrasting bias binding. Embroidery designs will be e-mailed to you 1 week prior to class. You will need to know how to get them to your machine for embroidery.

South 3614 Wed Mar 20 10:00 - 4:00 Length 7 hrs (1 session) Cost $78. +GST Designs included in class cost 11

Quilting A Great Start My First Full Size Quilt Twist and Turn Linda Stolee Miller in Quilting Lois Miller If you have a little experience quilting, Do you haveLoissome

Calling all beginners to A Great Start in Quilting! Create a sampler and acquire skills in rotary cutting, seams, strip-piecing and bias squares of various sizes. Homework will be required to complete the top ready for quilting. Take your project to the finish line in the Great Finish Class.

South 3505 Mon Jan 28 1:00 - 2:00 Mon Feb 04 - Mar 04 1:00 - 4:00 Length 13 hrs (5 sessions) Cost $91. +GST No class Feb 18, Family Day

The Great Finish

Lois Miller

Now that your sampler is complete, it's time to finish it. In this class, we will layer your quilt and start quilting.

South 3506 Mon Mar 18 & 25 1:00 - 4:00 Length 6 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $48. +GST

Beginning to End

Linda Stolee

Have you always wanted to quilt but were afraid to try? This class is perfect for learning from the very beginning—fabric choices, helpful notions and then quilting your project and binding it. Create a generous, lap-sized quilt (approx. 50"x60") in a Streak of Lightning pattern. West 3521 Wed Jan 30 6:00 - 8:00 & Wed Feb 06 - Mar 13 6:00 - 9:00 Length 20 hrs (7 sessions) Cost $135. +GST

Beautiful Bindings

but you've never made a full bed-size quilt—now is the time to be guided into this venture! Bring your fabrics and be ready to start sewing a traditional log cabin quilt in the size of your choice. There will be homework required.

West 3522 Mon Feb 04 - Mar 25 6:00 - 9:00 Length 21 hrs (7 sessions) Cost $135. +GST No class Feb 18, Family Day

Interlocking Squares

South 3561 Fri

Feb 08 & 15 1:00 - 4:00 Length 6 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $48. +GST

The Magic of Squares

Ginette Guevremont

The humble square is a building block for all kinds of wonderful quilt designs— it's like opening a magic box! Start with a square and create dozens of blocks to assemble into a quilt of your own. Along the way, learn to properly handle your rotary cutter, tricks to accurately cut your fabric and get the most out of those mysterious rulers—all the essentials to creating a quilt you'll be proud of! South 3542 Sat Feb 02 9:30 - 4:30 West 3541 Sat Mar 16 9:30 - 4:30 Length 6 hrs (1 session) Cost $48. +GST

Lois Miller

Add a beautiful professional-looking finish to your quilting projects. Learn about binding techniques for a scalloped edge (Double Wedding Ring), for small projects (like coasters) and ones that are machine-stitched or hand-sewn. Get tips on continuous bias too. 12

Lois Miller

What a great scrappy project! Some jelly roll strips would be perfect for the squares that have a interlocking Celtic look. Or you could make it in just 3 colours if you wish, 2 for the squares plus a background. Increase the size to something larger.

South 3560 Tue Mar 12 1:00 - 4:00 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $24. +GST

blocks that are less than perfect in size or a novelty print that you would like to frame? This Twist and Turn frame will give your quilt a slightly wonky look! As added bonus, a secondary star design will appear between the blocks. The options to personalize your project are endless. South 3562 Fri Mar 15 & 22 1:00 - 4:00 Length 6 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $48. +GST

False Trapunto Table Runner Debbie Levesque

While creating this table runner, learn important quilting techniques which can be used in making full-sized quilts. Stitch 3 False-Trapunto blocks with a leaf design. Assemble them with a quilt-as-you-go method and bind with a continuous bias binding. West 3510 Sat Feb 16 & 23 9:30 - 4:30 Length 14 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $84. +GST

Paper Piecing Basics

Lois Miller

Paper (or foundation) piecing can make your life easier when it comes to sharp points and tiny pieces. Learn the basics while creating a border for a placemat or a pocket. A great start for beginners! South 3559 Tue Feb 12 1:00 - 4:00 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $24. +GST

Learn How To Paper Piece

Ginette Guevremont

Paper piecing has a mystique for those who have never tried it. In truth, it is one of the easiest ways to piece complicated-looking blocks. You may never piece any other way! Sew a table topper using special foundation paper to create intricate designs. West 3543 Sat Mar 23 Length 7 hrs (1 session)

9:30 - 4:30

Cost $52. +GST

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Mystery Quilt

Marj O'Hara

If you enjoy quilting and need a winter escape, then join Marj "Traveling Along" on a 3 month mystery quilt journey. Each month there will be a new adventure or two, until we reach our final destination. Bring a friend or make some new ones.

South 3567 Thu Jan 31, Feb 14 & Mar 07 9:30 - 4:00 Length 18 hrs (3 sessions) Cost $135. +GST

Quilter's Connection

Lois Miller

Have you got a UFO quilting project waiting to be finished but don't know what to do next? Get the guidance you need to get it finished. Perfect is good—finished is better!

South 3551 Thu Jan 24 6:00 - 9:00 South 3552 Thu Feb 21 6:00 - 9:00 South 3553 Thu Mar 21 6:00 - 9:00 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $24. +GST South 3548 Wed Jan 30 10:00 - 4:30 South 3549 Wed Feb 27 10:00 - 4:30 South 3550 Wed Mar 27 10:00 - 4:30 Length 6 hrs (1 session) Cost $48. +GST

What's a quilting cabinet?

Mystery Block of the Month

A sewing machine cabinet offering extra space and support for quilts and quilting machines. It offers an extra fold-up leaf to instantly extend your surface. Central Sewing has many models from which to choose.

workshops with Joan Statz

Appliquilt In this weekend workshop, choose one of Joan's unique appliquilt wallhanging patterns or design your own.

South 3482 Sat & Sun May 04 & 05 9:00 - 4:00 South 3554 Sat & Sun Sept 28 & 29 9:00 - 4:00 Length 13 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $110. +GST

Free Motion Quilting Jan Fowler

Beginner to advanced quilters: learn appliqué the easy way— Jan's way. Simple piecing to showcase the scenes. This is an 8 month, queen size, appliquéd quilt. The theme is outdoorsy with critters and kids.

In this weekend class, learn tips for successful free motion quilting.

South 3483 Fri May 03 9:30 - 4:00 Length 6 hrs (1 session) Cost $65. +GST

South 3512 Thu Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30, Jun 27, Jul 25 & Aug 29 6:00 - 9:00 Length 24 hrs(8 sessions) Cost $188. +GST

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Quilt Embellishments Inktense Pencils on Fabric ®

Ginette Guevremont

Reconnect with your inner child - remember the old colouring books? How relaxing it was to just colour away with your pencils and crayons? This class will set you free to enjoy an easy way to add pizzazz and surface designs to fabric by using special crayons. A few simple tools and you can colour a full design onto a whole cloth or plain block, or add dimension and texture over a coloured background. We will explore the many possibilities offered by these wonderful colouring implements.

South 3539 West 3540 Length 4 hrs

Sat Feb 09 Sat Mar 02 (1 session)

9:30 - 1:30 9:30 - 1:30 Cost $32. +GST 13

Central's Longarm Studio

with Connie Anderson

Let's Get Acquainted

Beyond the Basics

to complete your project yourself? Create beautiful surface design to enhance your own quilt or that of a customer. Come and learn to operate a Handi Quilter quilting machine—an affordable machine that will produce professional results. Techniques and tips will be taught to set you on the path of success. With some hands on instruction and individualized training, you leave with the knowledge necessary to succeed!

yourself from pantographs and learn freehand design! Bring a pencil, eraser and blank notebook to sketch designs! Get ready for an exciting time with lots of 'Ah-ha' moments!

BEGINNER CLASS Love To quilt? Want

South 3588 South 3589 South 3590 Length 3 hrs

Wed Jan 23 1:00 - 4:00 Thu Feb 07 10:00 - 1:00 Wed Mar 20 10:00 - 1:00 (1 session) Cost $120. +GST

Workshop for Hobby Quilters

BEGINNER CLASS A full day of hands-

on, foundational techniques for the hobby quilter. Start longarm quilting today! Get individualized attention to guarantee success and confidence!

South 3606 Thu Jan 31 10:00 - 4:00 South 3607 Wed Mar 06 10:00 - 4:00 Length 6 hrs (1 session) Cost $240. +GST


South 3597 South 3598 South 3599 Length 6 hrs

Thread Play


different threads on today's market. Instructions about needle requirements and tension adjustments will help you successfully apply gorgeous threads to your next project.

South 3585 South 3586 South 3587 Length 4 hrs

feathers! Feathered vines, hearts,wreaths, cables. ovals, frames and "fill up". Bring a pencil, eraser and a large sketch pad to get into the swing of feather design!

South 3600 Wed Jan 16 10:00 - 2:00 South 3601 Mon Feb 25 10:00 - 2:00 South 3602 Mon Mar 18 10:00 - 2:00 Length 4 hrs (1 session) Cost $160. +GST

Exploring Circle Templates, Rulers, Pantographs and Groovy Board

INTERMEDIATE CLASS This is an inter-

mediate class to develop expertise in using circle templates, groovy boards and provides an understanding of how to accurately place continuing rows of pantographs. Explore the use of templates and rulers. Create new and interesting designs on your quilt top. Be challenged to think outside the box!

South 3594 South 3595 South 3596 Length 6 hrs

Sat Jan 19 10:00 - 4:00 Fri Feb 15 10:00 - 4:00 Mon Mar 11 10:00 - 4:00 (1 session) Cost $240. +GST


BEGINNER CLASS This class is especially de-

signed for new Handi Quilter owners. Learn foundational information to get you started in long arm quilting. Learn how to properly load a quilt, adjust tension and choose needles and threads on the market today. Learn to use the laser and try out the Groovy Boards too. Â Establish a firm foundation for success!

Mon Jan 28 10:00 - 1:00 Wed Feb 13 10:00 - 1:00 Fri Mar 15 1:00 - 4:00 (1 session) FREE with machine purchase $120.+GST if not purchased at Central 14

Fri Jan 18 10:00 - 2:00 Mon Feb 11 10:00 - 2:00 Mon Mar 25 10:00 - 2:00 (1 session) Cost $160. +GST

INTERMEDIATE CLASS Learn how to stylize

Stencil Play

TNT... Tension, Needles, Threads & More

South 3582 South 3583 South 3584 Length 3 hrs

Thu Jan 24 10:00 - 4:00 Sat Feb 23 10:00 - 4:00 Thu Mar 21 10:00 - 4:00 (1 session) Cost $240. +GST

All About Feathers

use your longarm machine to create new designs with a stencil as a jumping off point. Transform a simple stencil into a work of art!

South 3579 Mon Jan 14 10:00 - 2:00 South 3580 Thu Feb 21 10:00 - 2:00 South 3581 Wed Mar 13 10:00 - 2:00 Length 4 hrs (1 session) Cost $160. +GST

Pattern Drafting for Your Quilts


space on your quilt that cries out to be filled up! This class is for you! Learn how to draft a design for that space, symmetrical (or not), how to create your own pantograph patterns and how to make a stencil for marking a quilt. Your original designs can be simple & stunning!

South 3603 South 3604 South 3605 Length 3 hrs

Wed Jan 30 1:00 - 4:00 Wed Feb 06 1:00 - 4:00 Mon Mar 04 1:00 - 4:00 (1 session) Cost $120. +GST

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Come join our longarm club for fun, education and friendship. Central Sewing's longarm educator Connie Anderson will be directing an informal yet educational club for longarm machine quilters. Everyone is welcome from beginner to advanced. Learn, laugh and share your ideas with other quilters, passionate about their craft.

South 3610 Length 4 hrs

Sat Feb 09 & Mar 16 (2 sessions)

1:00 - 3:00 Cost FREE

What's a quilting machine? A sewing machine with features to help you finish quilts of all sizes!

 l arge Space to the right of needle ☐  q uilting stitches and presser feet like the 1/4" foot ☐  f eed System to keep fabric feeding evenly ☐  f aster speeds ☐  w  ell-lighted workspace ☐  l arge bobbin ☐  a utomatic needle threader ☐  a utomatic thread cutter ☐

What's a longarm quilting machine? Even more space, speed, features and accessories for quilting with an affordable, professional machine! Check out Central's Longarm Studio and Classes for more information! Come in for a free HQ24 Fusion demonstration of a longarm at either of Central`s locations.

For HandiQuilter Owner's Going into Business

Join Connie as she takes you through the wonders of the long arm quilting machine. Day 1 Learn about choosing appropriate designs & batting, machine maintenance and tensions. Get tips on pricing, preparing work orders and customer relations for your longarm business. Day 2 A full day of hands-on foundational techniques to get you longarm quilting today. Learn to setup corners and position borders accurately, stitchin-the-ditch and transfer patterns to your quilt top. Get individualized attention to guarantee success.

2 Day Workshop

Central's Longarm CLUB

2 Day Beginner Workshop

South 3608 Fri & Sat Feb 01 & 02 10:00 - 4:00 South 3609 Thu & Fri Mar 07 & 08 10:00 - 4:00 Length 12 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $400. +GST

What's a quilting needle?

A sewing machine needle designed especially for machine quilting. The special tapered design and stronger shaft allows easier fabric penetration and helps eliminate skipped stitches. Available at Central in sizes 75/11 and 9O/14.

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Learn To Sew for the Home

Pat Doerksen

Sew a cushion cover using techniques to insert cording, tuning corners and various closures. See many easy ways to glam up a basic cushion. Then go on to sew a simple window valance, learning basic hemming methods and rod pocket headings. See how to transform these techniques into tab top drapes and ways to accentuate window coverings. The instructor will contact you prior to class, regarding window measurements for the valence. Prerequisite: Knowledge of sewing machine operation.

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South 3566 Fri Feb 08 West 3575 Sat Mar 16 Length 6 hrs (1 session)

9:30 - 4:00 9:30 - 4:00 Cost $48. +GST

Between the Sheets

Pat Doerksen

It’s easy to make fitted sheets with your serger. Learn to apply elastics and work with the differential feed for ruffling. Or use the elastic and gathering speciality pressure feet. One pillow case with ruffle will also be serged in class. Sheets can be for crib , twin, double , queen or king.


3516 Thu Feb 14

10:00 - 2:00 Length 4 hrs (1 session) Cost $32. +GST

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Central Sewing Newsletter Issue #65  

Newsletter with Classes for Winter 2013

Central Sewing Newsletter Issue #65  

Newsletter with Classes for Winter 2013