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fall 2010

Inside this Issue... 1 Quilting Classes 7 Candy Corn Corner 10 Beginner/Re-Entry 11 Sewing & Embroidery Clubs 15 AppliquĂŠ & Crafts 16 Home Decor & Accents 18 Kids Sewing Classes 19 Serger Classes 20 All About Me 21 830 Club 22 Bags and Totes


D

ear Sewing Friends,

Can you believe we are getting ready to kick off another session at Aurora Sewing Center? We have so many new and exciting things planned for this year that I don’t know where to begin. First there are CLUBS, CLUBS, CLUBS that are sure to be the best ever. We are always striving to bring in nationally known teachers to educate and inspire our customers. Next, we have Martha Pullen coming to town. I am sure her heirloom sewing techniques, ideas and projects will inspire all of us. Many of her projects can be adapted to embroidery machines and sergers. Sign up quickly so you don’t miss out on this amazing event. Call the store or check the website for more details. Some of the upcoming events are: • TnT (Tips and Techniques) event in October, sponsored by Bernina. This two day event will focus on the 830 for current and future owners. You won’t want to miss out. • We are happy that we can bring the Jenny Haskins Team here in November. She will change your “embroidery” life. • Open House this year will be better than ever, with new projects and ideas to help with your holiday sewing. In addition, our teachers have been working very hard to bring you new patterns, ideas and projects. I know you can’t wait to get started. Our entire staff has pulled together in order to present an outstanding season of sewing, embroidery and serging. My thanks to them and my thanks to you for being a loyal and supportive customer of Aurora Sewing Center. AURORA LOCATION

Happy sewing to all!

659 Main St. • E. Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-2811 • Fax: (716) 652-2863

Barb and the ASC Staff

HOURS: M/T/W/F 10-5:30, Th 10-7, Sa 10-4

WILLIAMSVILLE LOCATION 8575 Main St. • Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 204-8350 • Fax: (716) 204-8354 HOURS: M/T/W/F 10-5:30, Th 10-7, Sa 10-4 Su 12-4

www.aurorasewingcenter.com


Quilting Classes

TRIO OF QUILTLETS Magic’s Harvest CAROL C.

Make these three little quilts with pumpkins and leaves. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, September 20th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, October 21st 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

HAPPY HAUNTINGS CAROL C.

This cute little witch wall hanging will be the perfect addition to your Halloween décor.

AUTUMN MAPLE LEAVES QUILT

One, 3 hour class, $16.50

Maple leaves and snowball blocks combine to make this stunning quilt. This is the perfect quilt for building your piecing and quilting skills. Confident beginner. Prerequisite: Basic quilting skills. Quilting From Start to Finish class.

WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, September 23rd 1:00 - 4:00 pm

BARB K.

Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, October 6th, 27th, and November 3rd 6:00 – 9:00 pm

FALL TABLE RUNNER TIMES TWO KATHY J.

This table runner features a new leaf block technique from Quilt in a Day. As a bonus, we will turn a leaf block into a Turkey. It’s not magic – just fun. One, 4 hour class, $22 EAST AURORA Wednesday, October 20th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Saturday, October 9th 12:30 – 4:30 pm

LOG CABIN PUMPKINS BARB K.

What could be more perfect for your Fall table than this darling pumpkin runner? Log Cabin Pumpkins and maple leaves make this a great choice for Fall. Intermediate level. Prerequisite: Quilting From Start to Finish class. Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, October 4th, 18th, and 25th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Look for this symbol throughout our Class Schedule...

It denotes a “centsible” class... Inexpensive, quick, one session classes.

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SIXTY DEGREE MAGIC KATHY J.

Find those border prints and novelty stripe fabrics and get ready to make a great table runner and hexagon table mat in three hours. Fun, fast, and easy – just the thing for those last minute gifts. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Sunday, October 3rd 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, September 24th 1:00 – 4:00 pm

TURKEY FEATHERS DIANE M.

Need a decorative quilt to set the holiday mood for the big family dinner? This is it! Using quick fuse appliqué techniques, this can be on the wall in less time than it takes to fix the feast! One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Saturday, October 2nd 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TREES DIANE M.

These happy little paper-pieced Christmas trees can be set into a wall hanging, tree skirt, or placemat. You’ll have added fun embellishing them with buttons, rick-rack, etc. Intermediate level. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, November 23rd 1:00 - 4:00 pm 2

PINE BOUGH CHRISTMAS TABLE RUNNER DIANE M.

Add some holiday cheer to your Christmas table with this unique table runner, which features the intricate look of curved piecing with none of the hassle. Advanced beginner. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Wednesday, October 13th and 27th 1:00 - 4:00 pm

NOEL

ARLENE

Using a panel and some yardage from the Noel line of fabric from Benartex, you’ll make a quick winter quilt. Advanced beginner through advanced. Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, November 5th, 12th, and 19th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

CHRISTMAS CLUB DIANE M.

Would you like to keep the Spirit of Christmas all year long? Each month we will make a unique gift ready for giving next Christmas while enjoying a little bit of the holiday season – complete with Christmas music, a tree, and cookies (recipe included). One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Friday, September 24th, October 29th, November 12th, or December 17th 6:00 – 9:00 pm OR Saturday, September 25th, October 30th, November 13th, or December 18th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, September 16th, October 21st, November 18th, or December 16th 6:00 – 9:00 pm


STRING OF LIGHTS BARB K.

Get out those scraps! Absolutely perfect for beginners, this quilt is simple to sew because all the points are floating. Homework required. Beginner level. Prerequisite: Basic quilting skills. Quilting From Start to Finish class. Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 EAST AURORA Friday, November 12th, 19th, and December 3rd 1:00 – 4:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, November 1st, 8th, and 15th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

SEASONAL WELCOME CAROL C.

We’ll start with a welcome sign and then each month I’ll demonstrate how to make a mini quilt to match the season. One, 2 hour lecture/demo, $11 EAST AURORA Monday, January 24th, February 28th, March 28th, April 25th, and May 23rd 1:00 – 3:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Saturday, January 22nd, February 26th, March 26th, April 23rd, and May 21st 9:00 – 11:00 am

Give us your e-mail address and we’ll give you a FREE pair of SCISSORS! All you have to do is to stop into our store and register your e-mail address.

MOON IN THE WINDOW MARK

Curved piecing and decorative stitching are both quite easy to do with a little knowledge. This smaller wall hanging is what was taught at the June 2010 sewing club. Begin with curved piecing and then explore the decorative stitches your sewing machine has that can be used for sashings and borders in virtually any type of quilt. You’ll also learn how to make fringe with the tailor tack foot, and make elaborate borders all made out of decorative stitches. One, 5 hour workshop, $27.50 WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, December 6th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

EASY DIAMONDS QUILT PHYLLIS

Get it all done at once. Have fun with this speedy quilt-asyou-go technique. Intermediate level. Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 EAST AURORA Wednesday, October 13th, 27th, and November 17th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

LONE STAR WALL HANGING OR BED QUILT DIANE M.

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and forget everything you know about making a Lone Star quilt. Now imagine a new method that has no angles to measure and no templates. Imagine that this amazing technique gives you perfect corner matching and nice flat sections. Oh yes, imagine fast and easy, too. You can stop imagining now and come join us in making the fastest Lone Star in the West or East. All levels welcome! One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Monday, September 27th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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WORD PLAY QUILT

FUSIBLE MAGIC

DIANE M.

This unique quilt with “quilter’s words” makes a great gift for your special quilting friend. A special pre-printed panel makes it fun and easy and is a great way to practice your quilting skills. One, 7 hour workshop, $38.50 EAST AURORA Friday, November 26th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

MOROCCAN TILE TABLE TOPPER DIANE M.

This stunning table topper looks complicated but is really simple to make using the new “Gems 5 and 10” rulers. Colorful step-by-step instructions add to the ease of construction. Prerequisite: Some quilting experience required. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Monday, October 25th, 9:00 – 3:00 pm

CAROL C.

Come and relax and see how many combinations you can make from these fun templates, just trace on fusible, iron to fabric, cut, and layer. Over 100 blocks in book but you’ll see how many more you create. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Thursday, January 6th and 13th 6:00 – 9:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, November 1st and 8th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

FUSIBLE LANDSCAPES CAROL C.

Easily turn a picture into a quilt. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Tuesday, November 16th 6:00 - 9:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, October 25th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

10 MINUTE BLOCKS CAROL C.

Using 3-seam squares you can make quick quilts. Choose one from the book or make a sampler of different blocks.

SWEETLY SIMPLE TABLE RUNNER DIANE M.

The name says it all! The use of pre-printed border fabric, a few flying geese blocks, and a little appliqué makes this table runner simple to make. A great class for those students that have just completed the beginner quilting class. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Wednesday, January 5th and 12th 9:00 am - 12:00 noon 4

Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Tuesday, November 23rd and 30th 6:00 - 9:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, January 3rd and 10th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon


TRIO OF QUILTLETS Ramblin’ Rose CAROL C.

Make these three little quilts with dimensional flowers. One, 3 hour class, $16.50

GARDEN PATCH

KATHY J. OR ARLENE

Show off your large prints, make large blocks, and finish your quilt in half the time. The pieced border adds some drama to the quilt. Fast and easy.

EAST AURORA Tuesday, January 11th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Two, 3 hour classes, $33

WILLIAMSVILLE Saturday, December 4th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

EAST AURORA Wednesday, November 24th and December 1st, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

SIX HOUR REVERSIBLE QUILT KATHY J.

We have had many requests for this reversible quilt that is quilted as you sew. Make it any size from baby to queen. The fabric makes the quilt and the technique makes it easy. You’ll easily complete the lap size in the five hours. Serger or sewing machine! One, 5 hour workshop, $27.50 EAST AURORA Saturday, October 16th 9:00 am – 2:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Sunday, December 12th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

PINEAPPLE BLOCK MADE EASY KATHY J.

This class is a brand new technique for the popular Pineapple block. I love two color quilts and the Pineapple Block is perfect. No special rulers are needed. This is fun, simple, and addictive. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Tuesday, November 16th and 23rd 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, January 4th and 11th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

STRIP IT, TUBE IT QUILT ARLENE

We’ll make strips into tubes, cut units from tubes, to make easy scrap units to make a simple quilt with borders. Pick Batiks (one color family) or an assortment of holiday fabrics to make your quilt. Advanced beginner. Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, November 9th, 16th, and 23rd 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

TWO FOR ONE QUILT ARLENE

As seen in Sewing Club, using Elisa’s templates to make two simple quilts. Grab your kits and join the fun. Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, December 1st, 8th, and 22nd 6:00 – 9:00 pm

WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, November 5th and 12th 1:00 – 4:00 pm 5


WINTER BEAUTIES

QUILT AS YOU GO DIAGONAL LAP QUILT

Simple edge stitch appliqué and a few borders make up this winter wall hanging.

Can you believe this great looking quilt is so easy to make? Come to class and go home with a finished quilt. All levels welcome!

ARLENE

One, 6 hour workshop, $33 WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, December 10th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

MY FIRST QUILT DOREEN

Learn to make a lap size quilt from start to finish. Rotary cutting, strip piecing, squaring up, putting a quilt top together, borders, pinning, quilting, and binding. Take home a finished lap size quilt. Five, 2 hour classes, $55 EAST AURORA Monday, January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st, 6:00 - 8:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, October 18th, 25th, November 1st, 8th, and 15th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

PINBALL WIZARD DOREEN

Intimidated by curves, don’t be. This is a fun technique to “curve” your fears. We will use your decorative stitches too! Two, 2.5 hour classes, $27.50 WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, September 13th and 20th 6:00 – 8:30 pm

KATHY J.

One, 3.5 hour class, $19.25 WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, September 2nd 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

CUTTING WORKSHOPS DIANE M.

Shake out the dust and replace your rotary cutter blade! Take the first step to organization with the Cutting Workshop. Brush up on fast and efficient fabric cutting techniques. Get your heap of expensive scraps under control. Save space, time, and money. You’ll be surprised at how many quilted projects are lurking in your stash! One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Friday, September 17th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, January 3rd, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

FOOLPROOF MACHINE QUILTING ARLENE

Learn machine quilting using your walking foot, no free motion. Paper patterns for tracing and no match. Stitch beautiful machine quilting the easy way, on your home sewing machine. All levels welcome! One, 6 hour class, $33 WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, October 29th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

WINTER’S SONG RUTH

This makes a lovely wall hanging featuring 4 pieced cardinals (40” square). Two, 5 hour classes, $55 WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, December 7th and 14th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Candy Corn Corner... CANDY CORN APRON DIANE M.

This adorable apron is fully reversible and easy to make. Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Thursday, October 7th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CANDY CORN TABLE RUNNER DIANE M.

This festive table runner with its candy corn appliqués is easy enough for a beginner and a great addition to your Halloween table. Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge. One, 4 hour class, $22 EAST AURORA Tuesday, September 21st 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

CANDY CORN TABLE MAT or CANDLE MAT DIANE M.

This little ring of candy corns is a great companion piece to your other “Candy Corn” project. Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge. One, 4 hour class, $22

TABLEMAT and SILVERWARE HOLDER DIANE M.

This cute holiday placemat is enhanced with prairie points and as a finishing touch there is a coordinating candy corn silverware holder. Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge. One, 4 hour class, $22 EAST AURORA Friday, October 1st 12:30 - 4:30 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, October 12th 1:00 – 5:00 pm

EAST AURORA Monday, October 4th, 12:30 – 4:30 pm

HALLOWEEN BOO TABLE TOPPER DIANE M.

Invite this little ring of ghosts and pumpkins to join your Halloween table this year. Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge. One, 4 hour class, $22 EAST AURORA Friday, October 1st, 5:00 – 9:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, October 5th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

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ARCTIC BLUES

QUILTING BASICS JUST TRY IT!

DIANE M.

A frosty retreat where your embroidered designs can play. Two easy blocks combine for a stunning optical illusion. Homework required.

DIANE M.

Are you a person who would like to begin quilting? Are you a newcomer to quilting who is unsure of their basic quilting skills? Are you someone who has been quilting for a while and is frustrated because your points don’t match and your blocks are never square or the right size? This class is designed to help all of you! Master the basic quilting skills. This is a “Just Try It” class. No need to purchase any equipment. All you buy is a fabric kit.

Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 EAST AURORA Thursday, September 2nd, 9th, and 23rd 6:00 – 9:00 pm

One, 6 hour workshop, $33

QUILTING FROM START TO FINISH DIANE M. OR BARB K.

Here is a class for anyone who wants to learn to quilt. This class is designed to turn you into a quilter! From the selection of the proper fabrics & tools (and the correct way of using them) to bindings and quilt labels. Learn all about cutting, piecing, appliqué, pinning, and quilting. You will complete a wall hanging in this class. Beginner level. Prerequisite: Sewing machine knowledge. Four, 3 hour classes, $66 EAST AURORA Monday, November 15th, 22nd, 29th, and December 6th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, September 7th, 14th, 21st, and October 5th 6:00 – 9:00 pm OR Friday, January 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

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WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, January 7th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BINDING BASICS DIANE M.

This class is designed for all of you who have forgotten how to bind a quilt, or for those who never learned. This foolproof method will make it easy for you to finally complete all those almost-finished projects. Bring in a “binding-less” project and learn this great way to finally get it done. All levels welcome! One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Tuesday, September 21st 2:00 - 5:00 pm

QUILT IT 101 ARLENE

Free motion quilting allows you to enhance any quilt with depth and dimension. Variations of this technique give you the ability to quilt a wide variety of stitches and designs with ease on your sewing machine. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, October 1st and 8th 1:00 – 4:00 pm


STASH POT PIE PREVIEW

Are you addicted to fabric? Do you suffer from SABLE (Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy)? Then make a New Year’s resolution to use your stash and get your scraps under control. Stash Pot Pie is a monthly program designed to help you use up your stash and have fun with those scraps! In this lecture/preview, we’ll introduce the program, get a sneak peek at the stash pot pie designs, and discuss ways to organize and use your stash.

FREE!

WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, October 28th, 1:00 - 2:00 pm and Saturday, October 30th, 10:30 - 11:30 am

STASH POT PIE BARB K.

Single Session: One, 4 hour class, $25 6-Pack: Six, 4 hour classes, $100*

*That is a savings of $50 over the single session price. 6-pack must be paid in full before the start of the January class.

WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, January 24th, February 28th, March 28th, April 25th, May 23rd, and June 27th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm OR Saturday, January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th, May 14th, and June 18th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

UFO’S Un-Finished Objects DIANE M. OR ARLENE

Start a new project or finish an old one. No phone, no interruptions, and lots of fun. Beginner level. Prerequisite: Basic sewing machine knowledge. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 or One, 5 hour workshop, $27.50 EAST AURORA Thursday, September 23rd, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm OR Thursday, October 14th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm OR Wed., November 10th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm OR Thurs., December 2nd, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Sunday, September 19th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm OR Sunday, October 3rd, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm OR Sunday, November 7th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm OR Sunday, December 5th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

MINI UFO’S Un-Finished Objects ARLENE

Time constraints won’t allow you to come to our full-day UFO classes. Try our mini version! All levels welcome! One, 3 hour class, $16.50 WILLIAMSVILLE Saturday, September 4th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm OR Friday, October 22nd, 1:00 - 4:00 pm OR Friday, November 19th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

IF THE HAT FITS JANET P.

Just in time for Halloween! You’ll enjoy making this popular Buggy Barn quilt using a technique where precision is thrown out the window. What could be more fun than witches on broomsticks with legs that actually dangle off the quilt top? Intermediate level. Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills Two, 4 hour classes, $44 WILLIAMSVILLE Sunday, September 26th and October 10th 1:00 - 5:00 pm

EMBROIDERY T-N-T

Fun Embroidery Event No Matter Your Machine or Skill Level. Looking to ignite your imagination? Join us for a day filled with Embroidery T-n-T. Whether you are experienced or new to machine embroidery the Tips-n-Techniques KEVIN CONLEY featured during our embroidery extravaganza will blow you away. You’ll take home a CD with the designs needed to create the featured projects, instructions for the projects and video clips of select techniques. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore machine embroidery like never before! INCLUDES LUNCH!

RUSSELLS STEAKS, CHOPS AND MORE 6675 TRANSIT RD, WILLIAMSVILLE

Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th • 10-5 Lunch Included • $49.99 9


Beginner or ReEntry HOW TO SEW DIANE M.

Whether you’re new to sewing or have not sewn for many years, this is your class. Explore new sewing products and techniques. We’ll learn to read a pattern and discover the fundamentals of beginner appliqué and cutting. Learn topstitching, edge finishes, zipper insertion, and simple appliqué while completing this durable tote bag. Four, 3 hour classes, $66 EAST AURORA Monday, November 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd 6:00 – 9:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

LEARN BASIC SEWING SKILLS HOME DECOR BARB D.

This class is designed to teach basic Home Décor sewing skills. The classes are designed for the new or return sewers allowing them to grow their basic skills and confidence. In this Home Décor focused class you will learn to make a quick and simple window valence. Beginner level. Prerequisite: Knowledge of sewing machine to include machine thread-up/bobbin winding. Completion of Machine guide lesson #1 (or equivalent). One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Wednesday, September 22nd 6:00 – 9:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, November 15th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon 10

LEARN BASIC SEWING SKILLS GARMENT BARB D.

This class is designed to teach basic Garment sewing skills. The classes are designed for the new or returning sewers allowing them to grow their basic skills and confidence. In this Garment focused class you will learn to make a quick and simple Tea Towel Apron. Beginner level. Prerequisite: Knowledge of sewing machine to include machine thread-up/bobbin winding. Completion of Machine guide lesson #1 (or equivalent). One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Wednesday, October 13th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, September 2nd, 6:00 – 9:00 pm OR Wednesday, December 1st 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

LEARN BASIC SEWING SKILLS QUILTING BARB D.

This class is designed to teach basic Quilting sewing skills. The classes are designed for the new or returning sewers allowing them to grow their basic skills and confidence. In this Quilting focused class you will learn to make a quick and simple Nine Patch Quilt Block. Beginner level. Prerequisite: Knowledge of sewing machine to include machine thread-up/bobbin winding. Completion of Machine guide lesson #1 (or equivalent). One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Wednesday, December 8th 6:00 – 9:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, October 4th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm


Introducing the New

Sewing Club & Embroidery Club

I just wanted to say thank yo everyone for u to their continuo us support and generosit y. My Dad an d I each rode 33 miles this year and we raised $3,700 for Ro swell. Jim Ke lleher


presents

Sewing Club & Embroidery Club This year we have a great line-up for both the Sewing Club and Embroidery Club! DID YOU KNOW: • • •

We encourage everyone to join our clubs regardless of what brand of machine they have. Our Staff is known for their expertise in education and want to share the latest trends in sewing and/or embroidery. WE pride ourselves on keeping a mix of crafts, quilting, garments and home decor each season.

NOW, FOR ALL THE ADVANTAGES YOU’LL HAVE: • Meetings are approximatley 2-1/2 hours long. • You receive a 20% discount during all club days. • Every month receive a free pattern and 3 embroidery designs. • Your are invited to our annual sewing and embroidery club banquet at Klock’s Grove where we have a wonderful dinner with gifts, prizes, and awards for your sewing achievements. • Ride for Roswell is our yearly fund raiser. • Check out the gallery of pictures from last year’s banquet...

Sign Up Today... 4-pack (Any 4 months of either Sewing OR Embroidery), $75 per club 8-pack (Any 8 months of either Sewing OR Embroidery), $95 per club *VIP MEMBER: 16-pack, $150 (8-pack for both clubs) *SPECIAL VIP MEMBERS RECEIVE:

IF YOU SIGN UP BEFORE OCT. 1ST RECEIVE FREE FABRIC AND PATTERN TO MAKE A TOTE BAG! IF YOU MAKE IT AND CARRY INTO THE STORE YOU WILL RECEIVE A 15% discount through out the club year! (Oct. 2010 - June 2011) • $10 coupon for any machine repair. • $20 discount on any celebrity events from Oct. 2010 - June 2011 • $10 coupon towards any class from Oct. 2010 - June 2011 • $5 coupon towards any notion • Special e-mail discounts throughout the year • And don’t forget the perfect attendance awards!

Take advantage of the great savings by signing up for both the Aurora Sewing Club and Embroidery Club!


Sewing Club Projects OCTOBER

START WITH A SWEATSHIRT Learn to deconstruct simple sweatshirts, layer them with beautiful fabrics, and stitch them into comfortable soft jackets. The finished look is sophisticated and chic, nothing like a plain sweatshirt.

MARCH

FUN WITH FEET Mark Stafford is back by popular demand He will show you great techniques with specialty sewing feet. This class is a must!!! EAST AURORA Tuesday, March 1, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Wednesday, March 2, 10:00 – 12:30

EAST AURORA Tuesday, October 5, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Wednesday, October 6, 10:00 – 12:30

WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, March 9, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Thursday, March 10, 10:00 – 12:30

WILLIAMSVILLE Wed., October 13, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Thursday, October 14,10:00 – 12:30

WAVES BOWS AND MORE Arlene will be showing you great ways to inhance your quilts and wall hangings.

NOVEMBER

TISKET A TASKET, YES IT’S A BASKET! If you want to update the look of your planter pots, then cover them. Make the basket to match your décor. If you don’t want to cover your planters, then fill these oversized baskets with yarn, fabric, or whatever! EAST AURORA Tuesday, November 2, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Wednesday, November 3, 10:00 – 12:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Wed., November 10, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Thursday, November 11, 10:00 – 12:30

DECEMBER

GIFTS GALORE Come join us for our most favorite time of year The Aurora Staff kicks into gear for the holiday showing you all kinds of easy projects for those holiday gifts and decorations. EAST AURORA Tuesday, December 7, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Wednesday, December 8, 10:00 – 12:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Wed., December 15, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Thursday, December 16, 10:00 – 12:30

FEBRUARY

HOME DECOR Every year we try to spruce up our homes with new decorating ideas. This year our line up is “fresh linens” for the bedroom. Kathy will showing you how to make a beautful duvet cover along with all kinds of accessories. Don’t miss it! EAST AURORA Tuesday, February 1, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Wednesday, February 2, 10:00 – 12:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, February 9, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Thursday, February 10, 10:00 – 12:30

APRIL

EAST AURORA Tuesday, April 5, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Wednesday, April 6, 10:00 – 12:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, April 13, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Thursday, April 14, 10:00 – 12:30

MAY

CROSS OVER BAGS AND MORE Cross-Over construction is the newest technique in classic handbag design. EAST AURORA Tuesday, May 3, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Wednesday, May 4, 10:00 – 12:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, May 11, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Thursday, May 12, 10:00 – 12:30

JUNE

FLIP FLOP INTO SUMMER Yes, now you can design a pair of flip flops to match every outfit. Carol will also be showing you other great ideas to inhance your summer wardrobe. EAST AURORA Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Wednesday, June 8, 10:00 – 12:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, June 15, 10:00 – 12:30 or 6:30 – 9:00 Thursday, June 16, 10:00 – 12:30

BANQUET

Tuesday, June 21


Embroidery Club Projects OCTOBER

MARCH

NOVEMBER

APRIL

MONOGRAM WORKS Nothing dresses up a nice sweater, towel or purse like a monogram. This class will teach you over 50 different styles of monograms. EAST AURORA Tuesday, October 12, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, October 7, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30 SPARKLE New and spectacular from Sarah Vedeler Designs, everything you need to make your winter holiday season really Sparkle! Featuring trees and snowflakes, these designs take embroidery and embroidered appliqué to a new level. EAST AURORA Friday, November 5, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, November 4, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30

DECEMBER

GIFTS GALORE Come join us for our most favorite time of year. The ASC Staff kicks into gear for the holiday by bringing you a Holiday Gathering. Each club will have extended hours... We will be doing “make it and take it” projects as well as lecture demos. There will be eats and drinks along with favorite recipes from our staff. EAST AURORA Tuesday, December 14, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, December 9, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30

FEBRUARY

CHENILLE IT Chenille is a french word for caterpillar, it looks like short lengths of yarn that pile up. See all the different uses there are for this technique, from applique to home dec. EAST AURORA Tuesday, February 8, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, February 3, 10:00 – 12:00 14or 6:30 – 8:30

HOME DECOR We will show you easy, professional looking projects that you can do in your hoop. EAST AURORA Tuesday, March 8, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, March 3, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30 HOP TO IT Now you can applique this striking quilt made beautiful with the use of vibrant colors. Barb will teach you the best way to applique on your machine along with easy embroidery quilting techniques... this is a must. EAST AURORA Tuesday, April 12, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, April 7, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30

MAY

HOOP IT UP A traditional quilt design updated by using a quilt-as-you-go method, add elegant satin stitches, some beautiful quilting... and it’s all done in the hoop! (dresden plate) EAST AURORA Tuesday, May 10, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, May 5, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30

JUNE

EMBROIDERY EMBELLISHMENTS Enhacincing your sewing with embroidery techiniques. Now learn all the methods of doing embroidery on your sewing projects and make them look elegante and professional. EAST AURORA Tuesday, June 14, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30 WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, June 9, 10:00 – 12:00 or 6:30 – 8:30

BANQUET

Tuesday, June 21


Applique & Crafts APPLIQUE MONTHLY DIANE M.

What better way to spend a few hours than to make a monthly, mini appliqué to brighten your home. A themed hanger will complete the look. You choose the project you would like to complete! (Kit required.) Beginner level. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Friday, October 15th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm OR Thursday, November 4th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon OR Friday, December 10th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm OR Tuesday, January 4th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

THIRD ANNUAL... HOLIDAY APPLIQUE TEA TOWEL PARTY DIANE M.

Bring a small dish and join us for this pre holiday party well pool our food and have a great time while making a present or an addition fo your holiday decor. Beginner level. One, 3.5 hour class, $19.25 EAST AURORA Friday, October 22nd, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

SNOWMAN APRON DIANE M.

Aprons are becoming more and more popular and this is the cutest one yet! What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. This would make a great hostess gift. Prerequisite: Some sewing experience. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Monday, December 13th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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HomeDecor & Accents

Simple holly and bow appliqué make an elegant table topper or mat. Can be out for the whole winter season. Mat with candle and you have a great gift. Advanced sewer/quilt.

TABLE LEAF

Two, 3 hour classes, $33

DIANE M.

WILLIAMSVILLE Saturday, October 23rd and November 6th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

What dining room table couldn’t use an extra leaf? This leaf won’t extend your table’s size but it will extend its style and seasonality. This project couldn’t be easier or more fun to make. Make one in every color combo you love so your table (or walls) can turn over a new leaf every season of the year. Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Friday, September 24th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

HARVEST TIME

POINSETTIA PILLOW DIANE M.

This elegant little pillow is a great addition to your Christmas décor or the perfect hostess gift. Simple piecing and the embroidery may be completed by machine or hand. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, November 9th and 16th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

ARLENE

TEA TOWELS

Oak leaves, pumpkins, and log cabin blocks all come together to make this beautiful fall table cover or accent throw for the couch.

Use border fabric, your embroidery machine or hand embroidery plus rick-rack to complete these festive towels. Great additions to your holiday decorations or give as gifts.

Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50

One, 3 hour class, $16.50

WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, September 24th, October 1st, and 8th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

EAST AURORA Friday, December 17th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

WITCH ON WIND Happy Halloween ARLENE

Don’t be scared about this appliqué wall hanging. All pieces are covered with tulle and simple stitching to hold it all together. All levels welcome. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, October 11th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 16

HOLLY JOLLY TABLE TOPPER OR MAT ARLENE

DIANE M.

WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, October 21st, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

FALL IN MAINE

ARLENE

Simple paper piecing and new “no fail” flying geese blocks combine for this beautiful wall hanging or table topper. The decorative stitching can be done on your embroidery machine, embroidered by hand, or completed with stitches on your sewing machine. Advanced beginner. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, October 28th and November 11th 6:00 – 9:00 pm


PANEL MAGIC ARLENE

A fun project using panels to accent the placemats and runner. This can be completed for any season or reason. Advanced beginner to advanced. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, December 2nd 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BORDER PLACEMATS ARLENE

You only need three fabrics – a border print fabric, center fabric, and a backing fabric to make a set of beautiful placemats. Make them to fit your décor or the seasons coming up. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of rotary cutting and sewing. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, September 3rd 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TAKE FOUR PLACEMAT ARLENE

You’ll take just four fat quarters for the top of your placemats and additional coordinating fabric for backs. Pick one of five variations to make these quick and easy placemats. Advanced beginner. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, November 26th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TOOTHBRUSH RUGS DIANE M.

Learn all about this age old technique. Fun and fast – it only takes 8 hours to complete your rug. No sewing required! One, 3 hour class, $25 EAST AURORA Saturday, September 4th 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm OR Friday, October 22nd, 1:00 - 4:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, November 3rd, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

BREAKFAST CLUB KATHY J.

WAVE BORDER PILLOWCASE ARLENE

Make this pillowcase with a contrasting wave border to match your latest quilt. Take the border a step further by adding an appliqué or embroidery design (or name). Advanced beginner. One, 4 hour class, $22 WILLIAMSVILLE Saturday, September 4th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

We are back for a new and exciting Saturday Morning Breakfast Club. Each month we will meet for 1.5 hours for a lecture demo. I will have a project and a kit each month that I will demonstrate and you can go home and make. So get an early start on your Saturday mornings and sign up today. One, 1.5 hour demo, $10 EAST AURORA Saturday, September 18th, October 23rd, November 27th, or December 11th 9:00 – 10:30 am WILLIAMSVILLE Saturday, September 25th, October 30th, November 13th, or December 18th 9:00 – 10:30 am 17


Kids Sewing Classes... KIDS KAMP SEW FUN I BARB D. or DOREEN

For beginner sewers ages 9 – 12 years old who have sewn a little or have never sewn before. Children learn cutting, pressing, and stitching while having fun completing three projects. Kit required for each project at an additional cost.

BARB D. or DOREEN

Complete a knapsack and a magic pillow, while having fun with friends who like to sew! Learn basic pattern construction and measuring while increasing your machine sewing skills. (Limit 10 students), Ages 9 and up. Kit required for each project at an additional cost. Prerequisite: Kids Kamp Sew Fun I or previous sewing experience. Four, 2.5 hour classes, $55 EAST AURORA Monday, December 27th through Thursday, December 30th, 9:00 – 11:30 am WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, October 22nd, 29th, November 5th, and 12th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

TWEEN NIGHT OUT DOREEN

This easy to carry quillow/ backpack can be made for all your sleepovers. Prerequisite: Kids Kamp Sew Fun I and II or previous sewing experience.

Four, 2.5 hour classes, $55 EAST AURORA Thursday, October 7th, 14th, 28th, and November 4th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, September 24th, October 1st, 8th, and 15th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Technique

KIDS KAMP SEW FUN II

Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, December 28th through Thursday, December 30th 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

FEETures

MARK When you have the right tool for the job, your sewing is brought to a more professional level. With nearly 100 presser feet to choose from, it can be a challenge to know which ones are right for your sewing tasks. Come on in and have some fun with the FEETures classes. All of the many available types of presser feet will be demonstrated, and you’ll have an opportunity to try them yourself in class. FEETures isn’t just about presser feet, you’ll learn classic sewing techniques, decorative sewing ideas, and learn about little explored features and functions of your sewing machine. All brands of sewing machines are welcome; Bernina, Baby Lock, and all other brands; we know them all so we can help you get more familiar with the accessories that make sewing more enjoyable.

Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 or Two, 4.5 hour classes, $49.50 EAST AURORA Friday, November 19th, December 3rd, and 10th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, November 22nd and 29th, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm 18


Serger SERGER CLUB

BABY LOCK SERGER FEET

with KATHY J.

with KATHY J.

This club will be hands on and feature three new serger projects. Space will be limited to twelve so be sure to sign up fast. September is a circle technique with bias strips for a wall hanging. October is a flat lock table runner. November is a woven pillow.

It is time to bond with your new Baby Lock serger and all those feet. We will make a serger cover while utilizing those specialty attachments.

Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 EAST AURORA Sunday, September 19th, October 24th, and November 28th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm OR Wednesday, September 22nd, October 20th, and November 17th, 1:30 - 4:30 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, September 23rd, October 28th, and November 18th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon OR Saturday, October 2nd, November 6th, and December 4th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

One, 6 hour workshop or Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Sunday, October 31st, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Sunday, October 17th and 24th 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

We carry the full line of Baby Lock Machines!

Join Us for our Holiday Open House! Don’t Miss the Fun! Join us at both locations for our 6th Annual Holiday Open House! We will have “make it and take it” projects, demonstrations, many holiday ideas for those last minute gifts, prizes and refreshments! WILLIAMSVILLE LOCATION Saturday, November 20th • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EAST AURORA LOCATION Sunday, November 21st • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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BASKET FULL OF POSIES KATHY K.

This is a Jenny Haskins Licensed Teacher only project and incorporates many of her favorite techniques. The design will be provided for class use only. All levels welcome! Prerequisite: Ability to transfer design from either a CD or USB. One, 4 hour class, $45 EAST AURORA Tuesday, October 19th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

QUILTING IN THE HOOP DIANE M.

Have you ever thought you could quilt your whole quilt in the hoop? No free motion, no long arm machine – just your embroidery module. One, 7 hour workshop, $38.50 EAST AURORA Thursday, November 18th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

ABOUT TROUT DIANE M.

This appliqué “in-the-hoop” project will make a great gift for that special man in your life. One, 7 hour workshop, $38.50 EAST AURORA Tuesday, November 30th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bring your own embroidery machine to class!

WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, December 13th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

FLOATING DIAMOND BLOUSE KATHY K.

This is a Jenny Haskins Licensed Teacher only project. You will learn stand-alone lace, floating embroidery, embroidered decoupage, and inserting embroidery into an item. Design will be provided for class use only. Minimum hoop size of 225 x 140. All levels welcome! Prerequisite: Ability to transfer design from either a CD or USB. One, 4 hour class, $45 EAST AURORA Tuesday, November 9th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, December 17th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

LET’S EMBROIDER T-SHIRTS/ SWEATSHIRTS DIANE M.

Learn how fast and easy it is to dress up a shirt you already have. Learn how to properly stabilize and place your design and go home wearing your new shirt. Note: Please bring a template of your design for placement. Prerequisite: Embroidery guide class. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Friday, October 15th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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MODERN MIX EMBROIDERED QUILT SUE J.

The combination of traditional blocks, contemporary fabrics, and modern-day sewing techniques – such as adding embroidered blocks – makes “modern mix” the perfect name for this showpiece quilt. This quilt will utilize your software and various hoop sizes, including the mega hoop. 830 owners will become more familiar with the functions of their machine. Intermediate level. Prerequisite: Software and machine guide classes. Some basic quilting knowledge. Ten, 3 hour classes, $165 EAST AURORA Wednesday, October 6th, November 3rd, December 1st, January 5th, February 2nd, March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, and July 6th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

LET’S EMBROIDER TOWELS DIANE M.

Need to create a fast gift or redecorating your bath? This hands-on class will explore tools and tricks for a successful project. One, 3 hour class, $16.50

APPLIQUE IN THE HOOP DIANE M.

Curious about appliqué but nervous about sewing around every piece? Come learn the easy way with your embroidery machine. One, 3 hour class, $25 (includes kit with design) EAST AURORA Monday, November 29th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, September 1st, 1:00 – 4:00 pm OR Monday, January 3rd, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Give us your e-mail address and we’ll give you a FREE pair of SCISSORS! All you have to do is to stop into our store and register your e-mail address.

EAST AURORA Monday, November 22nd 1:00 – 4:00 pm

830 Club...

CAROL C., KATHY J., MARK, OR BARB P.

Come and experience the excitement of the Bernina 830. See for yourself what the 830 has to offer you. Feel the speed, the accuracy, and the wonderful new embroidery capabilities of the Bernina 830. Take a test drive and you will fall in love with the 830!

LECTURE DEMO • EAST AURORA • $11

Tuesday, October 19th, November 16th, December 21st, or January 18th • 2:00 - 4:00 pm

SIT ‘N SEW • EAST AURORA • $22

Tuesday, October 26th, November 23rd, December 28th, or January 25th • 1:00 - 5:00 pm 21


Bags and Totes... HOOP TOTE CAROL C.

Make a holder for your hoops for storage or travel. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Tuesday, October 19th and 26th 6:00 – 9:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, November 22nd and 29th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

EYE CATCHER The Spectacle Receptacle CAROL C.

Are you always looking for your glasses? Make a cute upright case for your nightstand or desktop.

DIANE M.

Carry your laptop computer comfortably with this stylish carrier made in your favorite fabrics. Intermediate level. One, 7 hour workshop, $38.50 EAST AURORA Monday, October 11th, 9:00 – 4:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, November 2nd, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

VERANDA TOTE DIANE M.

This is the great new bag from the girl who designed the Bow Tucks purse. Its many pockets and unusual details make it the “must have” bag this season. Intermediate level. One, 7 hour workshop, $38.50 EAST AURORA Thursday, October 28th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Monday, December 20th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CA$H AND CARRY DIANE M.

WILLIAMSVILLE Thursday, December 2nd, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Corral your cash, cards, and coins in an easy zipper pouch. Make one to keep and one to give away. With this easy method you’ll agree that zippers are no big deal! Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge.

BENTO BAGGU

One, 3 hour class, $16.50

DIANE M.

EAST AURORA Thursday, October 21st, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, October 18th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

This marvelous little bag, referred to as a lunchbox handbag, has a zipper top, inner pockets and cute flower covers for the side ties. After stitching the sides together you will fold the bag to form the purse into a shape that resembles a loaf of bread. You are sure to get many compliments on your creation. Intermediate level. Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills. One, 4 hour class, $22 EAST AURORA Friday, October 29th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 22

LAPTOP COMPUTER CARRIER

WILLIAMSVILLE Friday, December 3rd, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

ZIPPY STRIPPY DIANE M.

Start collecting buttons, rick-rack, and other fun trims for these easy bags. Great project for using leftover strips but works well with new fabric too. Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Tuesday, January 4th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, October 20th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm


A LITTLE DUFFLE DO IT DIANE M.

The cutest, most useful, little zippered pouch ever. Easy to make in four different sizes for everyone on your gift list, including you! Beginner level. Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, September 20th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, November 30th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

THE 4 QUARTER BAG DIANE M.

Four fat quarters + 4 hours + 1 zipper = 1 purse. We’ll actually allow six hours for the class which will give us time for lunch and any unavoidable delays. Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge. One, 6 hour workshop, $33

CROSS TOWN CARRY DIANE M.

A fun, quilt as you go purse with a little bit of a modern flair. Two outside welted pockets as well as a slew of pockets on the inside make this a convenient bag for daily use. Prerequisite: Basic sewing experience. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Monday, November 1st and 8th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

DAILY DOODLER ARLENE

A personal portable organizer made with your favorite fabrics and trimmed with wide rick-rack or your favorite embroidery design. Makes a wonderful gift for teachers, kids, or your quilting friends. Advanced beginner to advanced. One, 6 hour workshop, $33

EAST AURORA Thursday, November 11th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, October 27th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

WILLIAMSVILLE Wednesday, October 6th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

CHARMING PLUS-SIZE TOTE

LITTLE GENIE WALLET DIANE M.

A little wallet with big features. It will carry your cash, credit cards, and fits in your pocket. Prerequisite: Basic sewing experience. One, 4 hour class, $22 EAST AURORA Thursday, November 4th 1:00 – 5:00 pm

GROMMET GRAB BAG DIANE M.

Sporting four stylish grommets on each side, this chic shoulder hand bag offers plenty of room and several interior pockets. A braided handle adds a great finishing touch. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 WILLIAMSVILLE Tuesday, October 19th and 26th 1:00 – 4:00 pm

JANET P.

This plus size tote (18”x13.5”x9”) is quick and easy to make using 5” squares. With optional pocket it makes a stylish yet functional laptop bag. Great gift idea! Bet you can’t make just one. Beginner level. Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills. One, 5 hour workshop, $27.50 WILLIAMSVILLE Sunday, November 14th 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm

PURSE-O-NALITY DIANE M.

Definitely not your same old purse. This unique bag within a bag is the newest fashion. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Friday, September 3rd, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 23


TechTIP

NEEDLES...

I want to focus on the least expensive piece of equipment you have for your sewing, serging and embroidery machines – the needle! What does more work in a machine then a needle? This small item is often taken for granted, expected to last for months at a time, and sometimes can be the source of utter frustration.

with Jim Kelleher

The biggest question is when do I change it? There are several factors that go into that question. Does the thread break, is there fraying or bunching of fabric, or is your stitch not perfect? Changing the needle is without a doubt your first move. If the needle threader is not working this is another sign the needle could be bent or damaged. If your needle hit your bobbin case because it wasn’t snapped in tight, if it hit your presser foot or a pin, if it hit your hoop while you were putting it on or taking it off, it’s time to change your needle. Remember that a new needle can be damaged by any one of these incidents and you will need to change it.

Also keep in mind that different types of sewing projects many require a special needle. A heavier thread requires a large eye needle. You should use the right equipment for the right job. This tiny but strong needle will last for thousands of stitches, but it is not invincible. So when issues arise – change the needle first!

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AURORA LOCATION

AURORA Club meets on the first consecutive Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the month. October through June (no meeting in January). r TUESDAY r TUESDAY r WEDNESDAY 10 to 12:30 6:30 to 9:00 10 to 12:30 r 4-Pack $75 r 8-Pack $95

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Williamsville Club meets on the following Wednesday and Thursday October through June (no meeting in January). r WED. 10 to 12:30 r WED. 6:30 to 9:00 r THUR. 10 to 12:30 r 4-Pack $75 r 8-Pack $95

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Card Number Exp. Date Name (as it appears on card)_ _________________________________________________ Signature____________________________________________________________________ • All students receive a 15% discount on supplies purchased for class including BERNINA feet and accessories. • A complete list of supplies necessary for each class is available upon registration. Please request when you sign up. • Our classrooms are on-site, staffed with talented, experienced instructors and equipped with BERNINA sewing machines. STUDENTS ARE URGED TO REGISTER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! IT IS NECESSARY TO PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES AND SEMINARS PAYMENT IS DUE UPON REGISTRATION! Immediate payment is the only way to secure your spot in the class, otherwise you will be placed on the waiting list for the class. Class space is limited and classes generally fill quickly, so please register and pay early! Mail or fax to store location where the majority of your choices take place. Register for classes online at www.aurorasewingcenter.com CLASS REFUND POLICY: We must make a commitment to our teachers one week prior to the start of their classes. Therefore, refunds are available when a cancellation is made ONE WEEK BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS, LESS A $5 HANDLING FEE. Cancellations made after that time will receive a CREDIT FOR STORE MERCHANDISE ONLY, LESS THE $5 HANDLING FEE. No refunds or credits will be given once a class has begun. In the event that ASC must cancel a class, individuals who register for that class will be contacted and given a full refund or the substitution of another course.

AURORA LOCATION 659 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-2811 Fax: (716) 652-2863 WILLIAMSVILLE LOCATION 8575 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 204-8350 Fax: (716) 204-8354


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