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Central Sewing News Issue No. 68

winter sewing Classes



Authorized Dealer for Baby Lock, Bernina, Elna, Husqvarna Viking South West w w w. c e nt ra l s ew i n g . c o m 8649 63 Avenue 10642 170 Street Ph 780.469.1147 Ph 780.486.0047 Toll Free 866.469.1147 Toll Free 877.486.0047 Edmonton, Alberta Winter is upon us

more snow. What better time to sew, sew, sew! This is a perfect time to finish an uncompleted sewing or quilting project or to learn a new technique.

OPEN HOUSE Saturday January 11 9:00 - 5:00

See page 3 for more information.

Happy New Year

CENTRAL SEWING is always warm inside and we invite you to take a class with us or just drop by for a


visit... The coffee is always on.

IMPORTANT news We will no longer be mailing our newsletter. To better serve our customers, Central Sewing is going to a digital format for future newsletters. To receive upcoming newsletters, sign up for our digital newsletter at

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Any Suggestions?

We’re always looking for new class ideas. We’d love to hear your suggestions. Want to teach a class? Let us know. Call Bev or Linda at 780.469.1147 or e-mail

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Designer Ruby Deluxe • THE deLuxe™ STITCH SYSTEM – Automatically selects the best stitch system to improve the balance between needle thread and bobbin thread • LARGE INTERACTIVE SCREEN – Large full-color TFT and wide VGA touch screen with the highest resolution in the industry • MORE STITCHES – 1052 stitches including sewing fonts • SIDE-MOTION SEWING – Sew stiches more than 50mm wide • OVER 300 EMBROIDERY DESIGNS – Each design contains Automatic Jump Stitch Trim Make the most of • Embroidery design editing – Touch & your sewing time— Hold, Colour Edit Design, Select Resize Get organized ! • DESIGN POSITIONING – Perfectly position or match embroidery designs every time

Designer Ruby Deluxe

Designer Ruby Deluxe



Help Wanted Sales help wanted. Contact Randy or Audrey 780.469.1147.

What's Inside

Class Policies


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Creative Sewing .............................................. 6 Embroidery Classes ......................................... 11 Getting to Know Your Machines

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Joan Statz’ Classes ......................................... 13 Kids’ & Teens’ Sewing Classes ........................ 5 .............................................. 5

Longarm Classes & Club Open House

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Pure Couture with Trudy Jansen Quilting Classes Serger Classes

Corner Cabinet Model 135O • Combined sewing machine & serger cabinet

Sewing/Serger Model 1OOO • Your machines & storage at your fingertips

Coupons .......................................................... 9

Learn to Sew

☐  m  ove easily between machines ☐  keep your sewing organized ☐  hydraulic lift included ☐ prevent back ache! 

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Silhouette Cameo ............................................. 3 Software & Computer Classes ......................... 10 Wardrobe Essentials ......................................... 6

Sewing Machine Cabinet Model 61O • 3 step lift raises & lowers machine effortlessly • Compact cabinet with castors

Craft/Cutting Table Model 3OOO • Perfect height for cutting • Accommodates 10 drawers • Sturdy base with 6 castors

Cabinet Insert • Custom-ordered to fit your machine

Organize your space! Organize your space! CENTRAL SEWING South 780.469.1147 West 780.486.0047

OPEN HOUSE Sat Jan 11 9 - 5 friday night special

Quilt with Colour and Book Signing Joan Statz will talk about the importance of colour in your quilts. Come and learn from an expert. She has just completed a new book and will introduce it as well as sign your copies if you wish. South Only

free demos

Free Seminars South

Free Seminars West

10:00 Fashion Show

door prizes

Trudy and her students have been busy designing. Be inspired by her winter fashion show.

10:00 Pattern Drafting Aradhana Shah Aradhana will demonstrate how to manipulate simple patterns into various styles. Convert a pencil skirt into an a-line or a flared skirt with a yoke. Learn about designing sleeves too!

in-store specials baked goodies


Designer Diamond Royale • DeLuxe™ stitch system • Ultimate interactive screen

• Increased embroidery speed

• Straight stitch plate and sensor • Design positioning • 360x350mm embroidery without rehooping • Embroidery design editing capability • Exclusive sensor system™

Trudy Jansen

11:30 Quilting Favourites

Lois Miller

These are a few of my favourite things... From a long time quilter, get a look at some of Lois’s favorite quilting tools.

Pat Doerksen

The American Sew Expo featured an abundance of sewing fun. Get tips on fitting, shortcuts, lace, wearable art and more.

1:00 Welcome to My Sewing Bev Shumilak Room Get a virtual tour of Bev’s sewing room. Learn what machines she has, how she has arranged the room as well as —you guessed it—her favourite notions!

1:00 Rulers Debbie Levesque Central Sewing offers a wide selection of rulers. Find out how to use them to professionally finish your sewing projects.

2:30 Maintainance Bert Reich Join Bert as he demonstrates some of the things you can do at home to keep your machine running smoothly.

2:30 Maintainance Chris Wetmore Join Chris as he demonstrates some of the things you can do at home to keep your machine running smoothly.

• Exclusive sewing advisor™ • Automatic jump stitch trim

11:30 Excerpts from the American Sew Expo

Silhouette Cameo ™

• USB connection

electronic cutting tool ☐  c uts paper, vinyl, fabric ☐  c uts tiny holes in template plastic



Silhouette Cameo ™ Cameo Fun

Judy Steer Come, learn and play with this new toy for Crafty people. Judy will show you the most amazing techniques with the most awesome products.

for attaching jewels or studs

M o st f le x ib le c u t te r on t h e

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☐  a  ccess thousands of designs on the internet

☐  s tarter software included ☐  USB connection to computer

South 4047 Wed Jan 22 & 29 6:00 - 9:00 Length 6 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $78.+GST Kit valued at $30. included 3

Babylock getting to know Your... serger sewing machinE & 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 4040 Sat Mar 15 10:00 - 1:00 West 4041 Sat Mar 22 10:00 - 1:00 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $36. +GST Kit valued at $12 included

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 South 3931 3932 3935 3936

Thursdays Jan 16 & Jan 23 Jan 16 & Jan 23 Feb 13 & Feb 20 Feb 13 & Feb 20

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

West Tuesdays 3982 Jan 14 & Jan 21 3983 Jan 14 & Jan 21 3984 Feb 11 & Feb 18 3985 Feb 11 & Feb 18

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

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 more! Length 5 hrs (2 sessions) Cost FREE with machine purchase $50.+GST if not purchased at Central South Thursdays 3933 Jan 30 & Feb 06 1:00 - 3:30 3934 Jan 30 & Feb 06 6:00 - 8:30 4051 Mar 06 & Mar13 1:00 - 3:30 4052 Mar 06 & Mar13 6:00 - 8:30 West Tuesdays 3986 Jan 28 & Feb 04 3987 Jan 28 & Feb 04 3988 Mar 04 & Mar 11 3989 Mar 04 & Mar 11

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

FREE with machine purchase from Central Sewing

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 3941 Wed Feb 12 6:00 - 9:00 West 3991 Wed Feb 12 1:00 - 4:00

Husqvarna 2 Decorative Stitches South 3938 Wed Feb 12 1:00 - 4:00 West 3994 Wed Feb 12 6:00 - 9:00

Baby Lock 3 Embroidery Functions South 3942 Wed Feb 19 6:00 - 9:00 West 3992 Wed Feb 19 1:00 - 4:00

Husqvarna 3 Embroidery Functions South 3939 Wed Feb 19 1:00 - 4:00 West 3995 Wed Feb 19 6:00 - 9:00

Baby Lock 1 Utility Sewing South 3940 Wed Feb 05 6:00 - 9:00 West 3990 Wed Feb 05 1:00 - 4:00

Husqvarna 1 Utility Sewing South 3937 Wed Feb 05 1:00 - 4:00 West 3993 Wed Feb 05 6:00 - 9:00

easy & efficient ironing PRESSURE IRON & STEAMER

by Rowenta

• Exceptional pressure • Quicker & easier ironing • Scratch resistant soleplate • Vertical & variable steam



Bernina 1 South 3944 Wed Mar 05

Utility Sewing 1:00 - 4:00

Bernina 2 Decorative Stitches South 3945 Wed Mar 12 1:00 - 4:00 Bernina 3 Embroidery Functions South 3946 Wed Mar 19 1:00 - 4:00

Handheld Electric Rotary Cutter • cuts heavy material • built to work hard • reliable • quiet

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Learn To Sew

Kids` & Teens` Sewing Kids’ Sewing

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

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 3950 Eleanor McDonough Thu Jan 23 (Orientation) 6:00 - 8:00 Sat Feb 01, 08, 22, & Mar 01 9:30 - 3:00 West 3969 Pat Doerksen Wed Jan 29 (Orientation) 10:00 - 12:00 Wed Feb 12 - Apr 02 10:00 - 12:30 Length 22 hrs (5 or 9 sessions) Cost $143.+GST

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 projects.

South 3943 Barb Emerson Wed Jan 22 (Orientation) 6:00 - 8:00 Wed Jan 29 - Mar 19 6:00 - 8:30 Pat Doerksen West 3968 Mon Jan 27 (Orientation) 6:00 - 8:00 Mon Feb 03 - Mar 31 6:00 - 8:30 Length 22 hrs (9 sessions) Cost $143.+GST No class Feb 17

South Tuesdays Barb Emerson 3891 4:00 - 5:30 3892 5:45 - 7:15 South Wednesdays Barb Emerson 3908 11:00 -12:30 3893 1:00 - 2:30 3894 2:45 - 4:15 South Saturdays Corinne Sutherland 3887 9:30 - 11:00 3888 11:15 - 12:45 3889 1:00 - 2:30 3890 2:45 - 4:15 West Saturdays Diana Lieskovsky 3897 9:30 - 11:00 3898 11:00 - 12:30 3899 1:00 - 2:30 Length 1½ hr/class Cost $16./class +GST (pd monthly)

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Advanced Kids’ Sewing

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

South West West Length

Thursdays Barb Emerson 3895 4:00 - 6:00 Tuesdays Diana Lieskovsky 3990 4:00 - 6:00 Wednesdays Diana Lieskovsky 3901 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 3896 6:30 - 8:30 Tuesdays Diana Lieskovsky 3903 6:00 - 8:00 Wednesdays Diana Lieskovsky 3902 6:00 - 8:00 2 hrs/class Cost $16./class +GST (pd monthly)

760 7200

If you love sewing and can teach, call us! Central Sewing is now looking for new class ideas and teachers. Please contact Bev at 780-469-1147

Supply lists & class policies are available at:

computerized sewing machine



quilter's dream 126 stitches Stippling stitches LCD screen 2 alphabets Knee lift Built-in needle threader...


eXcellence -elna

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wardrobe essentials

creative sewing

Beginner Pattern Drafting Aradhana Shah

Learn how to develop basic block patterns and measuring techniques to record dress form measurement. This course will include the development of basic bodice, dart manipulation, sleeve, facing and collars. Samples will be sewn at home and fitted in class. Once you have created these block patterns you are ready to create your own design. West 3966 Fri Feb 07 - Mar 28 Length 24 hrs (8 sessions)

5:30 - 8:30 Cost $156.+GST

Pant Drafting

Aradhana Shah

Everyone should have a well-fitted pair of pants in their closet. You will learn to draft a basic pant block and make your very own designer pants. West 3965 Thu Feb 06 - Mar 13 Length 18 hrs (6 sessions)

5:30 - 8:30 Cost $125.+GST

Industrial Shortcuts - Wow!

Pat Doerksen

No pins..No basting..No kidding! Practice some best kept secrets of the garment industry, including speed techniques adapted for home sewing - princess seams, sleeve caps, pockets, waistbands, collars etc. Enjoy improving your sewing skills with less effort and complete reference samples! West 3970 Fri Feb 14 Length 5 hrs (1 session)

Zippers Made Easy

10:00 - 3:30 Cost $44.+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. South 3974 Thu Feb 20 Length 4 hrs (1 session)

Collars Made Easy

10:00 - 2:00 Cost $32.+GST Pat Doerksen

Perfect collars make the garment! Practice shirtmaker techniques to get professional results. 3 collar styles will be taught - one piece collar, collar and band and notched collar for tailored jackets. You will be amazed at how easy it is to sew perfect collars. West 3971 Fri Feb 28 Length 4 hrs (1 session)

10:00 - 2:00 Cost $28.+GST

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Traditional Rug Hooking Janet McLean

It's addictive, it's alluring, it's easy and it's fun!—I am talking about traditional rug hooking. This old art form is making a big comeback due to the freedom to create your own designs. Create floor pieces, wall-hangings, table coverings... the sky is the limit. This beginner class will cover the basic techniques to create a cute cat piece. Learn about designing colour planning and finishing your completed project. South 3961 Wed Feb 05, 12, 19 and Mar 05 Length 8 hrs (4 sessions)

10:00 - 12:00 Cost $124.+GST

Kit valued at $60.00 included in class cost.

Scrappy Rug

Lois Miller

Some scraps of warm and natural batting and some simple strips can become a placemat (or a rug, table runner or mug rug...). If you always wondered what to do with all those really small scraps, this is the answer. Or maybe you just want to try out some decorative stitches on your machine. Either way, a sturdy mat will be the result. South 3953 Wed Feb 26 Length 3 hrs (1 session)

Sewing Rulers

6:00 - 9:00 Cost $24. +GST

Debbie Levesque

Central Sewing offers a wide selection of rulers but… what do they do? Are they difficult to use? Would it ease your way into the sewing or quilting world? Come find out about these interesting looking tools and discover a new sewing NEED from someone who has one, if not 2 or 3 versions, of them all. South 4048 Thu Mar 20 Length 1½ hrs (1 session)

10:00 - 11:30 Cost FREE


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Bernina Space Speed Precision

Bernina 710, 750, 780

Bernina 880

Size matters

Organize your space with a cabinet • Extend your sewing surface • 3 step machine lift • Machine specific inserts available

Class Policies

• Payment is requested at the time of registration • Phone registrations are possible with a credit card • If the minimum enrolment is not reached 1 week before the class, it will be cancelled for a full refund. OUTSIDE INSTRUCTORS require 1 month notice for cancellation unless otherwise stated. • No REFUNDS will be given 6 days (or less) prior tothe start date of the class, (OUTSIDE INSTRUCTORS 1 month) however, you may send someone in your place. • Do not purchase your supplies until you are certain that the class is running. • Supply lists are available for each class. Please ensure that you pick one up at one of either locations or visit our web-site at

creating flush sewing surface

• Store sewing supplies • Locking casters for portability

and stability


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Compact storage solution

• Increase storage space by 50% • Choose your cabinet • Customize it • Add drawers & shelves

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Top serger features

 jet air threading ☐  no tension dials ☐  speed ☐


Serge Ahead

BABY LOCK Enlighten

• Amazing ExtraordinA ir™ threading technology ation • Automatic thread deliv BABY LOCK Ov ery ! Features system for no tensions amazing new le d e right of nee • Tubular loopers • 5" area to th • Exclusive wave stitch • Knee lift trol n o c d e e p • s 3 LED lights • Sliding ts • 4/3/2 thread serging • 6 LED ligh tray le d e e n d e z ti • Magne re r foot pressu • 9 pos'ns fo ! Features and many more

Crazy Patchwork Placemats

West 3973 Tue Mar 25 Length 5 hrs (1 session)

10:00 - 3:30 Cost $44. +GST

Serger Baby Quilt

Pat Doerksen

Your serger makes quilting fast and easy! Combine 3 fabrics plus border and binding into a lap size quilt that uses a unique method to quilt as you go. Choose bright, pastel or wild quilting fabrics and let the fun begin. This is a great project to learn how to use your serger or as a refresher.

South 3975 Fri Mar 21 & Sat Mar 22 Length 10 hrs (2 sessions)

We can help you find the right serger for your sewing needs. come in for a demo!

Baby Lock Imagine

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Transport your machines to & fro with ease!

Pat Doerksen

Create crazy patchwork in a fraction of the time with flatlocking. Use a variety of decorative threads to give a spectacular effect! A great way to use up fabric scraps. Choose your theme and colours from country to classic to traditional to design your own unique pattern. Pre-requisite - For beginners or as a refresher course

Grandma's Apron with a 1O° Twist

5:30 - 8:30 9:30 - 5:00 Cost $72.+GST

is a T his ss er cla serg Cathy McClean

Using your serger, decorative threads and the 10̊ ruler create Grandma's apron with a modern twist. When you get home create a smaller size using instructions from your class. To finish off the apron, accent it with a Kanzashi Flower. Cathy will share many apron design ideas and a mini trunk show too! South 3959 Thu Feb 13 West 3960 Thu Feb 13 Length 3 hrs (1 session)

6:00 - 9:00 1:00 - 4:00 Cost $24.+GST

Baby lock

Cover Stitch Features • Instant Jet-Air Threading • Differential Feed • Cover Stitch & Chain Stitch • 1,300 St per Minute • Colour Coded Tension System


CENTRAL SEWING South 780.469.1147 West 780.486.0047

Pure Couture Zippers!

Help Hot Line!

This 3-hour class is an eye opener. Imagine being able to sew a zipper in one minute with one pin (perhaps 5 min the first time). We'll sew lapped, invisible and front-fly zippers and a non-wobbly zipper in fleece or leather.

South 3996 Thu Jan 16 Length 3 hrs (1 session)

New Babylock Ovation

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.

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





amazing new

with Trudy Jansen!

dle e right of nee • 5" area to th • Knee lift ed control • Sliding spe ts • 6 LED ligh y d needle tra e z • Magneti s ot pres ure • 9 pos'ns for fo !

• Dial adjustable stitch length • automatic rolled hem • ExtraordinAir™ Features threading and many more • Automatic thread delivery system for no tensions • Cover stitch & chain stitch • Full featured differential feed • 25 feet and accessories in large tray • First true DC motor

South 3998 Mon Feb 24, Mar 03, 10, & Mar 17, 24 & 31 9:00 - 4:00 Length 42 hrs (6 sessions) Cost $350.+GST South 3997 Wed Feb 12, 19, 26, & Mar 05, 12, 19 & 26 6:00 - 9:00 Length 21 hrs (7 sessions) Cost $156.+GST

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Software Sampler

Husqvarna 6D Immersion NE W!

Bev Shumilak With the Introduction of 6D Embroidery software comes some new and exciting possibilities. Join Bev as we immerse ourselves in this exciting software. Bring your computer and dongle and learn the basics as well as the new features.

South 4045 Tue & Wed Feb 11 & 12 Length 10 hrs (2 sessions)

Bernina Version 7 Software Club

South 3947 Wed Length 20 hrs (10 sessions)

10:00 - 3:00 Cost $80.+GST

Bev attended a 2-day Bernina Software NE W! Training at Bernina head offices near Chicago. Bring your computer with Version 7 installed and work through the basics (and more). The new features will amaze you. If you own Bernina Version 7 Software, don't miss this! 10:00 - 3:00 Cost $80.+GST

Editing Designs

Lettering Options

Take a tour and look at what's new. We'll review the new user interface and get ready for the new year. We are starting with the basics.

Change existing embroidery designs to suit a new purpose. See the amazing opportunities that lie in editing a single embroidery design.

Use the new lettering tools in Bernina Embroidery Software 7 to create monogram designs and labels with the new small alphabets. Create beautiful lettering effects using Art Canvas.

Computer Basics for Sewers

Wed Feb 26

Debbie Levesque

Computers are a great source of quilting and embroidery designs and/or projects. This class will show you how to browse for designs and how/where to save them in such a way that you can find them again. Also, we will discuss the purchase options of designs and how to download them in a usable format. If you like, bring your PC. West 4038 Sat Mar 08 Length 2 hrs (1 session)

10:00 - 12:00 Cost $110. +GST

Embroidery Software 7 Wed Jan 29

Bev Shumilak

1:30 - 3:30 Cost $16.+GST

DesignWorks Software Suite

Creativity in 3 new dimensions



available at

• 22 Built-in stitches • Built-in needle threader • Snap on presser feet • Swedish design




A computerized machine with great features! • Exclusive Sewing Advisor • Large extended sewing surface • 145 stitches + 4 font styles



NEW software

A mechanical machine that is easy to use!


Wed Mar 26


modern technology by husqvarna viking. EDEN ROSE™ 250M

Bev Shumilak

Join Bev for this monthly club in Webinar format to learn more about your software. This class will focus on Version 7 but Version 6 files will be included when applicable. Learn new software techniques each month and then take home a DVD of project instruction and videos. Classes are held monthly.

Bernina Software 7 Immersion

South 4046 Tue & Wed Mar 11 & 12 Length 10 hrs (2 sessions)



Central Sewing


6D™ embroidery software providing unlimited possibilities to design your ideas!

Husqvarna 6D embroidery software

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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 DVD of project notes & files. This is a monthly club that focuses on Machine Embroidery. FOR ALL EMBROIDERY MACHINES. South 3948 Saturdays Length 20 hrs (10 sessions)

For All Seasons Sat Jan 25

AppliquĂŠ using an embroidery machine is a fun technique that makes stitching designs not only easy, but very quick! This lesson will show two different ways to stitch appliquĂŠ designs on the embroidery machine while stitching up some adorable placemats for the seasons of the year.

1:00 - 3:00 Cost $110. +GST

Stitching on Denim Sat Feb 22

Want to embroider on denim? Learn techniques for embroidering on jeans as well as stitch up a tote that features denim fabric and jute trim.

Cozy and Close

Sat Mar 22

Stay cozy and keep all sewing tools handy while relaxing with some hand work. Learn the basics of embroidering on fleece to make a fleece throw that coordinates with the Sit & Stitch pin cushion.

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The fun and productivity continues. The Town and Country Sewers continue to churn out more quilts, pajamas and bags for children being helped by the Zebra Child Protection Agency, often while learning new quilting techniques at the same time! They meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday afternoon of each month from 1 - 4 at our west location. More sewers are always welcome and so would donations of quilting cottons and flannel.

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I would like to say that it is an honour to be part of this wonderful group, who use their talents to help those in need @ WIN House. We saw our turnovers increase in size from last year and we could not do it without the many Volunteers , Randy, the staff @ Central Sewing, and all of you who also support us through your donations. A special "Thank you" to Royal Lock & Key, Cliff's Towing, You Saw It On TV and Acupuncture Care Holistic Centre for your support. May you find Peace & Joy this festive season. We start again on Monday, Jan 6, 2014, noon to 4pm.


Embroidery General Embroidery As A Business

Bev Shumilak

You have an embroidery machine and possibly software to go with it and you want to start a home-based embroidery business. This class is just what you need. Learn how to set prices for embroidery, digitizing, copyright law etc. South 4044 Sat Jan 18 Length 3 hrs (1 session)

1:00 - 4:00 Cost $24. +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. : If you have had problems in past attempts, bring them to class and we will discuss the issues that were involved. Negative examples often offer a better educational experience than perfect samples. West 4039 Sat Mar 08 9:30 - 12:30 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $24. +GST

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Quilting Great Start Quilting Lois Miller

Calling all beginners to a Great Start in Quilting! Create a sampler and acquire skills in rotary cutting, ¼" 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 3949 Tue Feb 04 1:00 - 2:00 & Tue Feb 11 - Mar 04 1:00 - 4:00 Length 13 hrs (5 sessions) Cost $91. +GST

Easy Finishes for Stunning Quilts

Beautiful Bindings

Ginette Guevremont

You've made your quilt, assembled the batting and the backing now what? Explore a buffet of simple and easy techniques: no pain free motion, the use of repeat designs, echo quilting, playing with stunning threads, couching, your sewing machine's built-in motifs, stencils, double needles and other easy methods for stunning results. No more agonizing over what to do with your quilts once they are assembled. South 3964 Sat Jan 25 9:30 - 4:30 West 3981 Sat Mar 22 9:30 - 4:30 Length 7 hrs (1 session) Cost $52. +GST

The Great Finish Lois Miller The Basic Quilt Sandwich

Now that your quilt top is complete, it's time to finish it. Learn great tips and techniques from an expert quilter and instructor, layer your quilt and quilt it! Onward to the great finish! South 4043 Tue Mar 25 & Apr 01 1:00 - 4:00 Length 6 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $48. +GST

Beginning To End Linda Stolee

Have you ever wanted to quilt but were afraid to try? This is a perfect class for learning from the very beginning, to quilting your quilt and then binding. Create a generous lap-sized quilt (approx. 50" x 60") in a Streak of Lightning pattern. Learn techniques that will allow you to create more quilts in the future. The first 2 hour class will be nonsewing as you learn about fabric choices, colour & value selections and have a tour of the notions in the store. West 3976 Mon Feb 03 6:00 - 8:00 & Mon Feb 10 - Mar 31 6:00 - 9:00 Length 23 hrs (8 sessions) Cost $149. +GST No class Feb 17

Ginette Guevremont

South 3952 Sat Feb 08 10:00 - 1:00 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $24. +GST

Step It Up

Lois Miller

This quilt is a great way to combine several fabrics (or only two). A few fat quarters will do the trick. Choose some high contrast fabrics, and you're good to go. Easy enough for beginners.

Now that you have made a beautiful South 3955 Sat Mar 08 & 15 10:00 - 1:00 quilt top, what's next? This basic class Length 6 hrs (2 session) Cost $48. +GST for novice and intermediate quilters will show you how to assemble the classic quilt sandwich (backing, batting and top) and the steps thereafter to end up with a finished quilt. Suggestions BasicsM iller g in c ie P r e for simple finishes and easy quilting Lois Pap will be demonstrated, as well as difing can c ie p tion) a d n u fo r ferent ways to bind a quilt. There will comes Paper (o ier when it s a e e lif r u be hands on time to try and practice make yo ieces. Learn ts and tiny p in o p rp a in class or even to finish a project. h s to a border for ile creating h w s ic s a b You must have small to medium size great start the a pocket. A r o t a m e c tops ready to go. a pla rs! West 4037 Sat Mar 15 9:30 - 4:30 1:00 - 4:00 for beginne Jan 28 Length 7 hrs (1 session) Cost $52.


Test the Waters --Quilting Basics Pat Doerksen

This fun, quick and easy modern project will teach you the basics for quilting (colour selection, rotary cutting, strip piecing, appliqué...). Sew and quilt a 20" square panel that can be made into a cushion cover (with a zipper closure) or a table topper and binding or as part of a unique totebag! West 3972 Thu Feb 27 10:00 - 3:30 Length 5 hrs (1 session) Cost $44. +GST

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Lois Miller

Add a beautiful, professional finish to all 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 handsewn. Get tips on making continuous bias too.

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The Magic of Strip Tube Quilting

Ginette Guevremont

This method is truly addictive and speedy—start with ready cut jelly rolls and a second complementary background fabric. With the special Strip Tube Ruler, create blocks to be assembled in geometric patterns. To learn the method and have a top ready for quilting, choose a lap top size (approx 48"x 64") . This fastpaced class is great for novice and experienced quilters. Supplies required include the book Strip Tubing Quilts by Sout & Dell and a Strip Tube Ruler.

South 3963 Sat Mar 01 West 3978 Sat Feb 01 Length 7 hrs (1 session)

9:30 - 4:30 9:30 - 4:30 Cost $52. +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. Along the way, learn to properly handle your rotary cutter, to accurately cut your fabric and to get the most out of those mysterious rulers. These basic skills are essentials to creating well-crafted quilted pieces. South 3962 Sat Mar 08 9:30 - 4:30 West 3980 Sat Feb 22 9:30 - 4:30 Length 7 hrs (1 session) Cost $52. +GST

Shogi Screen Workshop

Linda Stolee

This quilt features a simple centre and a large beautiful border! It is the perfect way to use large print fabrics. There is pre-cutting for this workshop— you'll finish this lap-size quilt top during the class.

West 3977 Fri Mar 14 Sat Mar 15 Length 10 hrs (2 sessions)

5:00 - 9:00 9:30 - 3:30 Cost $76. +GST

Class cost includes pattern valued at $10.

Hex'N More

Marj O'Hara

Do you enjoy the look of complicated patterns that use hexagons and triangles, but shy away because of the Y seams?. Then this class is for you. We will have fun cutting hexagons and triangles to make a stunning table runner. South 3958 Thu Mar 20 Length 6 hrs (1 session)

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

Cozy Rag Quilt with Chenille Design Debbie Levesque

Rag quilts, made of soft flannelette, are so cozy! Add to the cozy appeal by making whole squares in chenille or by adding chenille-by-theinch designs. Incorporate some basic quilting motifs and learn how to make continuous lengths of chenille too. West 4042 Sat Feb 22 & Mar 01 9:30 - 4:00 Length 13 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $84. +GST

French Braid Lois Miller

Who knew that something that is this easy could look so complicated? Pick some gradations of one colour, add contrast, and you're ready to create. Change the size by adding gradations. Simple enough for beginners

with Joan Statz


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

South 3882 Sat & Sun May 03 & 04 9:00 - 4:00 South 4050 Sat & Sun Oct 18 & 19 9:00 - 4:00 Length 13 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $110. +GST

Free Motion Quilting

In this Friday class, learn tips for successful free motion quilting. South 3881 Fri May 02 9:30 - 4:00 South 4049 Fri Oct 17 9:30 - 4:00

Length 6 hrs (1 session) Cost $65. +GST

South 3954 Thu Feb 27 & Mar 06 6:00 - 9:00 Length 6 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $48. +GST

Modern Crazy Quilt Marj O'Hara

How does a mini quilting staycation sound in the middle of winter? Take 2 days and make a Modern Crazy Quilt. Use fabrics from your stash—I know you have one. If you don't, then shopping we will go. The finished quilt is 57" x 78". South 3957 Thu Feb 27 9:30 - 4:00 & Fri Feb 28 9:30 - 4:00 Length 13 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $84. +GST

Machine Appliqué Lois Miller

Learn to appliqué using mock hand appliqué—a technique that looks just like hand appliqué but is faster and easier on your hands. Several ways to prepare the fabric for appliqué will also be discussed. South 3956 Fri Feb 14 1:00 - 4:00 Length 6 hrs (2 sessions) Cost $48. +GST 13

You've Got Me Cornered!!

Central's Longarm Studio

with Connie Anderson

Deciding on Surface Design

Beginner All that work in your beautiful quilt! How do you choose designs and stitching that will enhance its beauty? How do you choose what's 'just right' for your quilt? This class is instructional in nature (no hands on) with lots of ideas, guidance and suggestions to bring it all together! You are invited to bring a pieced quilt (or 2!!) along that you are seeking advice for.

Class notes included. (Recommended follow up class -- Pantograph and Pattern Drafting)

South 3999 Mon Jan 20 10:00 - 12:00 South 4000 Thu Feb 13 10:00 - 12:00 Length 2 hrs (1 session) Cost $100. +GST

Freehand Meander

Beginner Freehand meander is a fast and attractive way to finish your quilts, especially when you incorporate other small design elements in the process. Learn the different types of foundational meander designs that will make your quilting fast, easy and oh so lovely! South 4001 Tue Jan 21 1:00 - 4:00 South 4002 Tue Feb 11 1:00 - 4:00 South 4003 Sat Mar 22 10:00 - 1:00 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $150. +GST

Pattern Drafting Making Pantographs

Simply take the Training Orientation class to prepare the way! Learn how to operate a longarm, adjust tensions and place continuous rows of pantograph. Be the star of your own quilts and have fun doing it!

Booking of time necessary to ensure your place. Rent by the hour in 2-6 hour increments.

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Exploring Rulers and Templates

South 4009 Fri Feb 07 10:00 - 1:00 South 4010 Tue Mar 18 10:00 - 1:00 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $150. +GST

Training Orientation /TNT Longarm Machine Rental Dreaming of finishing your quilts on for Longarm Rental a longarm machine? Now you can!

South 4011 Mon Jan 13 10:00 - 1:00 South 4012 Thu Jan 16 10:00 - 1:00 South 4013 Thu Jan 23 10:00 - 1:00 South 4014 Tue Jan 28 10:00 - 1:00 South 4015 Fri Jan 31 10:00 - 1:00 South 4016 Thu Feb 06 10:00 - 1:00 South 4017 Sat Feb 08 10:00 - 1:00 South 4018 Fri Feb 21 10:00 - 1:00 South 4019 Tue Feb 25 10:00 - 1:00 South 4020 Tue Mar 04 10:00 - 1:00 South 4021 Fri Mar 21 10:00 - 1:00 South 4022 Mon Mar 24 10:00 - 1:00 South 4023 Tue Mar 25 10:00 - 1:00 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost FREE with machine purchase OR $150. +GST

South 4004 Mon Feb 03 10:00 - 2:00 South 4005 Thu Mar 06 10:00 - 2:00 Length 4 hrs (1 session) Cost $160. +GST

Intermediate This is an intermediate class to develop expertise in using circle templates and various rulers to create new and interesting designs on your quilt top.

Quilt on your Own in Central Sewing's Long Arm Studio This class is a prerequisite for Central's machine rental program. The handson training will prepare you to finish your own quilts. Become a professional longarm quilter!

Intermediate This class will teach you a foundational skill—how to set up borders and corners and work a continuous pattern that frames the body of your quilt. Come with a pieced quilt to work on. Begin with a 12" centre block then border with 2", 4" and 6" borders to complete a 36" quilt top.

Jan 18 Jan 24 Jan 27 Jan 30 Feb 04 Feb 20 Feb 24 Feb 27 Mar 17 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 31

10:00 - 4:00 10:00 - 4:00 10:00 - 4:00 10:00 - 4:00 10:00 - 4:00 10:00 - 4:00 10:00 - 4:00 10:00 - 4:00 10:00 - 4:00 10:00 - 4:00 10:00 - 4:00 10:00 - 4:00

Intermediate Learn how to make that special quilt design to fill up the unique spaces on your quilt. Also learn how to make your own pantographs; where to get inspiration and how to plan it out. See in store Samples

(Suggested prerequisite - Deciding on Surface Design)

South 4006 Mon Feb 10 10:00 - 1:00 South 4007 Thu Mar 20 10:00 - 1:00 Length 3 hrs (1 session) Cost $150. +GST

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Includes a 4 hour machine rental

Call 780.469.1147 to enroll in a class or to book machine time.


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Central's Longarm CLUB

with Connie Anderson

Join Central`s Longarm Club for fun, education and friendship. Longarm educator, Connie Anderson, will be directing an informal yet educational club for longarm machine quilters. Everyone, from beginner to advanced, is welcome. Learn, laugh and share your ideas with other quilters passionate about their craft. Please register at Central`s South location. You don't have to OWN a machine to come to the club! South 4008 Length 6 hrs

Sat Jan 25, Feb 22 & Mar 27 (3 sessions)

1:00 - 3:00 Cost FREE

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HQ24 Fusion

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HQ Accessories

HQ Avanté 18

• 18ʺ throat • 15ʺ quiltable space • Speeds up to 1800 spm

• Groovy boards • Groovy board • Many style options stylus & adapter

• Templates & Rulers • Circles, clam shells

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