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winter/spring 2010

Inside this Issue... 1 Quilting Classes 2 Scrap Therapy 7 Christmas Club 11 Beginner/Re-Entry 12 Software Extras 13 AppliquĂŠ & Crafts

15 All About Me 16 Serger Classes 18 Kids Sewing Classes 19 Home Decor & Accents 22 Bags & Totes 23 Bernina 830


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ear Sewing Friends,

The beginning of a new year brings expectations of new and better things to come; and 2010 is no exception! Look through this issue of Sewin’ Times and you’ll see what I mean. We offer a great line up of classes and lots more behind the scenes. We are where we are today because of our knowledge, experience, and commitment to service. I am proud of my team and their level of expertise.

Did You Know... • • • • • • • •

Our technical department has over 50 years combined experience in training and certification by Bernina and has received expert training from Baby Lock. Both locations possess state of the art technical departments and full-time technicians trained in the latest technology. Our technicians have experience from the industrial world, have been trained in Japan, and completed college level courses in CAD and electronics. Our teaching staff is top notch. Our teachers have been with Aurora Sewing Center for many years. The long relationship between our sewing staff and ASC demonstrates our commitment to provide you with the latest techniques, patterns, and trends in the market place. For over 30 years my teachers have attended classes and seminars to expand their knowledge and provide you with the most up-to-date information. Our sales staff is also highly qualified. They have been selling Bernina sewing machines for over 30 years. They have comprehensive knowledge of the products and all machines we sell. With the formal training from Bernina they are trained to find the machine best suited to your needs.

At ASC, we strive to provide our customers with a full package of sales, training, service, and support to make your sewing experience all that you want it to be. I thank my staff and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Happy sewing to all! Barb and the ASC Staff

AURORA LOCATION 659 Main Street • East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-2811 • Fax: (716) 652-2863 CLARENCE LOCATION 8575 Main Street • Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 204-8350 • Fax: (716) 204-8354 www.aurorasewingcenter.com


Quilting Classes

PICTURE THIS with DIANE M.

Simple beginner quilt. Use this pattern to highlight special fabrics or create a memory quilt by adding photos which have been transferred to fabric. Think graduation, birthday, wedding, anniversary, etc. The possibilities are endless. Prerequisite: Basic quilting knowledge helpful. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Thursday, May 6th and 13th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

SIMPLY SIXTIES

with DIANE M. Sixty degree angles made easy! Whether you choose to use your scraps or showcase that newest line of fabrics, this easy to construct quilt will quickly become a treasured possession of yours or someone special. The magic all begins with your 60 degree angle ruler.

Prerequisite: Beginner quilting knowledge helpful. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Tuesday, January 12th and 19th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Wednesday, April 28th and May 5th 1:00 – 4:00 pm

CLARENCE Tuesday, April 13th and 20th 1:30 – 4:30 pm

PIE CRUST PILE UP with DIANE M.

Use the 2.5” strips you’ve cut in Scrap Therapy, fat quarters, or precut strips and a contrasting background. Many quilt sizes and two easy ways to make flaky pie crust out of fabric. Make “thick crust” using 2.5” strips or “thin crust” using 1.5” strips. Great project for beginners. This quilt (depending on size and fabric choice) is the perfect choice for anyone from a new baby to that special man in your life. Note: larger sizes will require homework. Prerequisite: Basic quilting knowledge helpful. Two, 3 hour classes, $33

Look for this symbol throughout our Class Schedule... It denotes a “centsible” class... Inexpensive, quick, one session classes.

EAST AURORA Thursday, May 6th and 13th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Wednesday, April 14th and 21st 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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Do You Need... Scrap Therapy? ScrapTherapy is the solution to your scrap problems!

ScrapTherapy is a proven two-part program designed to organize and use fabric scraps. The Cutting Workshop gets you organized. The ScrapTherapy Cutting Workshop is a prerequisite to any of the ScrapTherapy quilt classes!

CUTTING WORKSHOPS with 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 Tuesday, March 16th 1:00 – 4:00 pm CLARENCE Wednesday, April 14th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

TRIPLE DIP

with Diane M. This is the new ScrapTherapy project. One easy block, three oh-sosweet projects: Neapolitan quilt, Ice Cream Parlor table topper, and Sweet Dreams pillowcase. Make one or all three. Bring your squares from the cutting workshop, pre-cut charm packs, or your favorite fabrics. Prerequisite: Basic quilting knowledge helpful.

Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Tuesday, March 23rd and 30th 1:00 – 4:00 pm CLARENCE Wednesday, April 21st and 28th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

NIFTY NOTIONS RULERS with DIANE M.

MYSTERY QUILT with ARLENE

Grab your rulers and get cutting. Diane will share techniques to use the Nifty Notions Rulers while constructing this striking table runner.

Back by popular demand! Always lots of fun.

Two, 3 hour classes, $33

CLARENCE Friday, February 12th, 19th, 26th, and March 5th 5:00 – 9:00 pm

EAST AURORA Friday, April 9th and 16th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Monday, May 3rd and 10th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

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Advanced beginner. Four, 4 hour classes, $88


BUGGY BARN HEART CRAZIES with JANET P.

Another of the popular Buggy Barn originals. Learn a fun technique where precision is thrown out the window. This 43” x 67” quilt is made with nine fat quarters each of reds, golds, and blacks. You will stack, slash, and shuffles and sew them back together to form twentyfive unique and fun heart blocks leaving you two extra for a bonus wall hanging. Complete your quilt just in time to snuggle under with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. Intermediate level. Prerequsite: Basic sewing skills. Two, 4 hour classes, $44 CLARENCE Thursday, January 21st and 28th 5:00 – 9:00 pm

EASTER EGG RUNNER with DIANE M.

Whip up this cheery Easter runner in one day using raw-edge appliqué. Prerequisite: Basic quilting knowledge helpful. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Thursday, March 11th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm CLARENCE Friday, March 19th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BUGGY BARN BUNNY TRAIL with JANET P.

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail! Complete your 37 ½” x 46 ½” quilt in time for Easter using the Buggy Barn technique. Your blocks will be constructed from just nine fat quarters that are stacked, slashed, and shuffled then sewn back together to form adorable bunnies. Applique some Easter eggs and add a border and you’re done. Skip the eggs and this will make a lovely baby quilt Intermediate level. Prerequsite: Basic sewing skills. Two, 4 hour classes, $44 CLARENCE Wednesday, March 17th and 24th 5:00 – 9:00 pm

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MAISY

with ARLENE

A great kid quilt in bright fun fabrics and dimensional flaps. Easy quilting in the “ditch” and your gift will be done in no time and ready for that special someone.

Beginner to Advanced beginner. Three, 4 hour classes, $66 CLARENCE Tuesday, March 30th, April 6th and 13th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

FIRE ESCAPE with BARB K.

Heat up those cold winter days with this fiery quilt. Another great Atkinson pattern that will sew up quickly with stunning results. Beginner level. Prerequisite: Basic quilting knowledge. Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 CLARENCE Thursday, January 28th, February 11th and 25th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

BLOSSOM AND GARLANDS with ARLENE

Simply romantic, done in soft Spring colors of green and pinks. Blocks are surrounded with a lattice border and then a beautiful border print. Advanced beginner. Four, 4 hour classes, $88 CLARENCE Friday, March 26th, April 2nd, 9th, and 16th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

STRIPPY 4-PATCH with ARLENE

If you love flannel and roses this quilt is for you. Using a great floral border print and four patches, your quilt will come together quickly. Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 CLARENCE Wednesday, January 27th, February 3rd, 17th, and 24th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

MEET ME IN THE MEADOW

with ARLENE

You make this quilt shading fabrics from light to dark. Then appliqué light and dark circles over the patchwork top. Simple squares, four patches, and circles and you are done! Advanced beginner.

This cute throw has simple appliqué blocks with a checker inner border and flower outer border. Done in reds and blacks but would look cute in other color ways.

Four, 4 hour classes, $88 CLARENCE Tuesday, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Four, 3 hour classes, $66 CLARENCE Thursday, February 25th, March 11th, 18th, and 25th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

TRANSITIONS with ARLENE

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BACK TO NATURE Block of the Month with ARLENE

This block of the month is a sit and sew class. You will make a large center medallion and blocks with a beautiful border print to make this stunning quilt. Ten, 3 hour classes, $165 EAST AURORA Saturday, February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 8th, June 12th, July 10th, August 7th, September 11th, October 9th, and November 6th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Saturday, February 13th, March 13th, April 10th, May 15th, June 26th, July 17th, August 14th, September 25th, October 9th, and November 27th 1:00 – 4:00 pm

ONE SEAM ATTIC WINDOWS TABLE RUNNER with KATHY J.

I love this technique! Make a 3-D Attic Window block on the serger or sewing machine. Great table runner. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, March 29th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Tuesday, January 19th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

GOOD LUCK LADY BUG QUILT with KATHY J.

This quilt block was originally created for families adopting infants from Chine and Japan. The Lady Bug is a symbol of good luck and sometimes this quilt is called the quilt of one hundred wishes. Really fun and easy. Two, 2.5 hour classes, $27.50 EAST AURORA Monday, April 12th and 19th 6:00 – 8:30 pm CLARENCE Tuesday, February 16th and 23rd 9:00 – 11:30 am

PINEAPPLE PLACEMATS with KATHY J.

Need some new placemats for spring or need a bridal shower gift? No need to stress over this project, the “quilt as you go” method makes these placemats fast and easy. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, March 1st 6:00 – 9:00 pm CLARENCE Thursday, February 18th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

PINEAPPLE WALL HANGING with KATHY J.

A pineapple is the sign of welcome and this wall hanging will welcome everyone into your home. A wonderful gift for a special friend. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, February 1st 6:00 – 9:00 pm CLARENCE Thursday, April 22nd 6:00 – 9:00 pm

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MODERN DAY DIAMONDS with joan

Here we go again – multiple projects from the same book. This time we will sew an easy table runner with just one block and some simple appliqué (or not). One, 7 hour workshop, $38.50 CLARENCE Thursday, January 21st, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

FANTASTIC FLORALS with KATHY J.

Large blocks and specialty prints make this quilt. This is a great project for all skill levels. Bring a friend and make this no stress project. Two, 2.5 hour classes, $27.50 CLARENCE Monday, January 11th and 18th 6:00 – 8:30 pm

FOOLPROOF MACHINE QUILTING with 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! Three, 4 hour classes, $66 CLARENCE Friday, February 12th, 19th, and 26th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

SIX HOUR REVERSIBLE QUILT with 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 will easily complete the lap size in the 5 hours. Serger friendly! One, 5 hour workshop, $27.50 CLARENCE Saturday, January 2nd 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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PICNIC COZY with joan

Oh sew easy! This quilt would look great in any fabrics. This is a wonderful project to quilt with your embroidery system. Just try it. Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 CLARENCE Tuesday, January 12th, 19th, and February 2nd 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

PAPILLON (Butterfly in French) with ARLENE

This pattern reminded the designer of butterflies, I saw bow ties. A variation of the Dresden plate block is a simpler version of a classic antique quilt block. Use jelly rolls (1 ½” strips) for the blocks. Advanced beginner to Intermediate level. Three, 4 hour classes, $66 CLARENCE Friday, January 8th, 22nd, and 29th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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QUILT IT 101 with DIANE M.

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. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 CLARENCE Wednesday, January 6th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

DAYLILIES with ARLENE

Make this simple appliqué wall hanging of daylilies with a flying geese piece border. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 CLARENCE Thursday, January 7th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Christmas Club... christmas club

with Diane M. Would you like to keep the Spirit of Christmas all year long? Are you someone who always makes the promise to begin their Christmas sewing earlier next year? Christmas Club is your class! Each month we will make a unique gift ready for giving next Christmas while enjoying a little bit of the holiday season -- complete with a Christmas tree, Christmas music, and Christmas cookes (recipe included).

Twelve, 3 hour classes, $198 EAST AURORA Friday, January 29th, February 26th, March 26th, April 23rd, May 21st, June 25th, July 30th, August 27th, September 24th, October 29th, November 12th, and December 17th 6:00 – 9:00 pm OR Saturday, January 30th, February 27th, March 27th, April 24th, May 22nd, June 26th, July 31st, August 28th, September 25th, October 30th, November 13th, and December 18th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

DID YOU KNOW...

With the purchase of any machine, serger, or software we provide comprehensive classes at no extra cost to you? We offer 3-hour classes in your choice of quilting, garment sewing, home-dec, and embroidery.

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SKILL BUILDER QUILTING with ARLENE

Preprinted quilt motifs ready for machine quilting practice. No complicated piecing, no stencils, no patterns. When done you have a beautiful finished quilt.

LET SLEEPING CATS LIE

Two, 3 hour classes, $33

with JANET P.

Enjoy a cat nap with Helene Knott’s new design. Make nine 16” blocks for a 57” throw or make sixteen blocks for a bed quilt. Three appliqué techniques are discussed.

CLARENCE Wednesday, January 13th and 20th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Intermediate level. Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills. Two, 4 hour classes, $44 CLARENCE Thursday, February 11th and 18th 5:00 – 9:00 pm

CONFETTI CAKE with arlene

Using layer cakes or fat quarters, you’ll make scrappy Trip Around the World blocks to make this fun quilt. Make the blocks very scrappy or blend from light to dark.

Advanced beginner to Intermediate level. Three, 4 hour classes, $66 CLARENCE Thursday, March 11th, 18th, and 25th 12:30 – 4:30 pm

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IMPRESSIONIST STAINED GLASS

with diane m. What is Impressionist Stained Glass? It is an excitingly simple approach to appliqué quilt design that creates the impression of stained glass without the formal lines of bias tape. Choose your favorite flower design from our four patterns and join us for this exciting class.

Prerequisite: Some sewing experience. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Monday, March 8th and 22nd 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Wednesday, March 31st and April 7th 1:00 – 4:00 pm


QUILTING BASICS JUST TRY IT!

with 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. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Monday, January 18th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm CLARENCE Friday, March 12th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

LASAGNA QUILT with BARB P. and PHYLLIS

Make a lasagna and eat it too! Join Phyllis and Barb for this fun and easy quilt class. We will be making a lasagna quilt and then having lasagna for lunch. This class is for all levels – beginners welcome. Come enjoy the fun! Complete this project in a day. Both the girls are experienced in the best lasagna ever. All levels welcome! One, 7 hour workshop, $38.50 CLARENCE Sunday, January 31st, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

BINDING BASICS with 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 Thursday, April 29th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Monday, February 1st 6:00 – 9:00 pm

QUILTING FROM START TO FINISH

with diane m. or joan

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 Thursday, March 25th, April 1st, 8th, and 15th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Wednesday, January 13th, 20th, 27th, and February 3rd 9:00 am – 12:00 noon Looking for More Class Samples? All projects can be seen on our website at aurorasewingcenter.com or visit our stores!

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UFO’S Un-Finished Objects

SUNFLOWER QUILT

with DIANE M. or arlene

with diane m.

Start a new project or finish an old one. No phone, no interruptions, and lots of fun.

Explore your machine as we work our way through this quilt. Your garden will be in full bloom this year.

All levels welcome! Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Tuesday, January 5th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, OR Thursday, January 21st, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, OR Friday, March 26th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, OR Monday, April 5th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CLARENCE Sunday, January 24th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, OR Sunday, February 14th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, OR Sunday, March 7th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, OR Sunday, April 11th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mini UFO’S Un-Finished Objects with 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 CLARENCE Saturday, February 13th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon OR Wednesday, March 31st, 6:00 - 9:00 pm OR Tuesday, April 27th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Six, 3 hour classes, $99 CLARENCE Saturday, January 9th, February 20th, March 13th, April 10th, May 8th, and June 12th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

LONE STAR WALL HANGING OR BED QUILT with 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 CLARENCE Monday, January 4th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

ARCTIC BLUES with diane m.

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A frosty retreat where your embroidered designs can play. Two easy blocks combine for a stunning optical illusion. Homework required. Three, 3 hour classes, $49.50 EAST AURORA Friday, January 15th, 22nd, and 29th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Monday, January 25th, February 1st and 8th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

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Beginner or ReEntry HOW TO SEW with 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 Thursday, March 11th, 25th, April 1st, and 8th 6:00 – 9:00 pm CLARENCE Wednesday, February 17th, 24th, March 3rd, and 17th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Learn Basic Sewing Skills Home Decor with Barb D.

This class is intended 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 Thursday, March 18th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Saturday, January 30th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Learn Basic Sewing Skills Garment with barb d.

This class is intended 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 Saturday, February 13th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Thursday, May 13th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Learn Basic Sewing Skills quilting with barb d.

This class is intended 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 Saturday, February 13th 1:00 – 4:00 pm CLARENCE Monday, January 11th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm OR Thursday, April 29th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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Software Extras

MULTIPLE HOOP DESIGN with CATHIE

Want to take advantage of the multi-hooping feature in the Bernina Version 6 Designer Plus software? We’ll start by creating a very large design. We’ll let the software do the work of splitting it into hoop sized sections. Finally, we’ll finish the job by actually sewing out our design. You’ll learn the software steps to prepare the design as well as the embroidery techniques needed to sew the entire design with perfect matching of the separately hooped sections. All levels welcome! Prerequisite: Bernina Version 6 Designer Plus software. Bernina Artista or Aurora embroidery machine. You must have taken at least the first three guide classes for the software as well as the guide classes for your embroidery machine.

SEE IT v6 with SUE J. or CATHIE

Curious about what’s new and improved in Bernina’s new Version 6 Software? Come and see a demonstration of this fantastic new package. It includes great new features that make digitizing even easier. Like CorelDRAW® Essentials and freehand drawing tools. Ten more alphabets have been added along with some unique fill stitch options. They’ve even added a Carving Effect tool that lets you add a three-dimensional effect to your designs. And you’ve got to see the Morphing Effect tool to believe it. Once you see it, you’re going to want to own this exciting new version that will make all your design creation tasks so much faster and easier. One, 1 hour demo, FREE EAST AURORA Monday, January 25th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm OR Friday, March 12th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm CLARENCE Monday, February 15th, 10:00 - 11:00 am OR Thursday, April 1st, 2:00 - 3:00 pm OR Tuesday, May 4th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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One, 4 hour class, $22 CLARENCE Friday, March 5th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

COREL DRAW ESSENTIALS 4 with SUE J. or CATHIE

Now that you have your Version 6 Bernina software, it’s time to learn about the new graphics portion called Corel Draw Essentials 4. It is so much more capable than the picture mode in the prior version. You’ll learn to use the built in Vector and Bit Map artwork and how to create your own graphics for embroidery or other art activities. All levels welcome! Prerequisite: Version 6 Bernina Editor Plus or Designer Plus software. It’s best if you’ve taken at least the first three guide classes for Version 5 or 6 and/or the Version 6 Additions class. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, March 15th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm CLARENCE Thursday, April 1st, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


MANUAL DIGITIZING with SUE J.

Get more out of your Artista software. Learn all those other tools to learn how to turn any artwork into beautiful embroidery. Learn color blending, blackwork, candlewicking, even stippling for your quilts. Bring your laptop for a hands-on experience or share our classroom computers. Come have some fun exploring all that Artista can offer. Prerequisite: Completion of the Software Guide classes 1 through 3. Four, 3 hour classes, $66 EAST AURORA Wednesday, January 6th, 13th, 27th, and February 3rd, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

SATURDAY SOFTWARE SAMPLER with CATHIE

Join Bernina and Cathie for a new sampler of software topics. We start each session with training by a Bernina instructor. Come to Clarence for the live virtual training or watch the recorded video at the East Aurora session. Prerequisite: v4, v5, or v6 Bernina Embroidery Software. You must have completed at least the first three guide classes for your software.

Applique & Crafts APPLIQUE MONTHLY with diane m.

What better way to spend a few hours than to make a monthly, mini appliqué to brighten your home. There will be kits available. A themed hanger will complete the look. You choose the project you would like to complete! Beginner level. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, January 18th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm OR Tuesday, February 23rd, 6:00 – 9:00 pm OR Thursday, March 4th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon OR Tuesday, April 27th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Ten, 3 hour classes, $165 OR Five, 3 hour classes, $82.50 (Choose five sessions to attend) Note: Sign up for all ten sessions and get your project CD’s included at no charge, a savings of over $100! EAST AURORA Saturday, February 27th, March 27th, April 24th, May 29th, June 19th, August 28th, September 25th, October 23rd, November 27th, and December 18th 1:00 – 4:00 pm CLARENCE Saturday, February 20th, March 20th, April 17th, May 22nd, June 12th, August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 13th, and December 11th 2:00 – 5:00 pm Looking for More Class Samples? All projects can be seen on our website at aurorasewingcenter.com or visit our stores!

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DESIGN INTERACTIVES with CAROL C.

Use this Stitch Connection Design to embroider blocks to make a table runner, wall hanging, or if you’re ambitious – a quilt. Two, 3 hour classes, $33

APPLIQUE IN THE HOOP with diane m.

Curious about appliqué but nervous about sewing around every piece? Come learn the easy way with your embroidery machine.

CLARENCE Tuesday, March 30th and April 6th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Garden Beauty with ARLENE

One, 3 hour class, $25 (includes kit with design) EAST AURORA Thursday, January 7th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm OR Thursday, March 25th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Two simple blocks make this beautiful quilt. A pieced block and an embroidered block set on point make up the quilt. Use one of the embroidery designs or all four to make the quilt truly your design.

LET’S EMBROIDER T-SHIRTS/ SWEATSHIRTS

Advanced beginner to Intermediate level.

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.

Four, 3 hour classes, $66

with diane m.

CLARENCE Wednesday, April 14th, 21st, 28th, and May 5th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Note: Please bring a template of your design for placement. Prerequisite: Embroidery guide class. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Thursday, February 4th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm CLARENCE Wednesday, March 3rd, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

DID YOU KNOW...

We have monthly clubs in sewing, embroidery, and serging? Our clubs include the latest tips, tricks, and techniques available to the sewing enthusiast. Come in and see what we are about. 14


DIAMOND DIVAS with CAROL T.

Join other embroidery enthusiasts in this monthly class designed to use your embroidery machine and designs to the max. Learn valuable tips and techniques as you create projects for your home or special personalized gifts. All levels welcome! Prerequisite: Embroidery guide class. Six, 3 hour classes, $99 EAST AURORA Wednesday, April 21st, May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, and September 15th 9:30 am – 12:30 pm OR 6:00 – 9:00 pm

QUILTING AND Trapunto MADE EASY with diane m.

Quilting in the embroidery hoop is easy and extremely professional. Learn the technique of trapunto which is a beautiful look of raised quilting. Bonus, learn to stipple in the hoop too. One, 4 hour class, $35 (Kit includes stippling CD and fabric for quilting and trapunto) EAST AURORA Wednesday, February 10th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CLARENCE Monday, February 22nd 1:00 - 5:00 pm

CLARENCE Monday, April 26th, May 24th, June 28th, July 26th, August 23rd, and September 27th 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

LET’S EMBROIDER TOWELS with 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 EAST AURORA Monday, April 5th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Bring your own embroidery machine to class!

Don’t Miss this Great Opportunity! Aurora sewing Center will be sponsoring a 4 day extravaganza with accomplished author of Sew beautiful Magazine, TV celebrity of Martha’s Sewing Room... Martha Pullen!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th friday, October 1st Call Store for Details! 15


Serger

SERGER HEIRLOOM TABLE RUNNER with KATHY J.

We will be using several heirloom techniques as well as many serger feet to create a one-of-a-kind table runner. It will be hard to believe it was all made on a serger. One, 3 hour class, $16.50

SERGER WAVE TABLE RUNNER with KATHY J.

Especially designed for our serger owners. This table runner will introduce a new technique as well as a great project. Dust off the serger and join us for a great class. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, January 25th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon OR Saturday, March 13th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Monday, February 15th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm OR Saturday, April 3rd, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

SERGER CHAIN STITCH PILLOW with KATHY J.

Learn how to make a decorator style pillow using the chain stitch or flat lock stitch on your serger. You will be decorating your entire home with these pillows. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, February 22nd, 1:00 – 4:00 pm OR Saturday, March 13th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm CLARENCE Monday, March 22nd, 1:00 – 4:00 pm OR Saturday, April 3rd, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

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EAST AURORA Monday, January 25th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm OR Saturday, April 10th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Saturday, February 6th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm OR Monday, March 8th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

SERGER HUM BUG BAG with KATHY J.

This project might be small but we cover three techniques. We use the chain stitch to quilt, put in a zipper, and make a belt loop for the handle. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, February 22nd, 6:00 – 9:00 pm OR Saturday, April 10th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm CLARENCE Monday, January 18th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm OR Saturday, February 6th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

SERGER TRIO with KATHY J.

Make an eye glass case, a checkbook cover, and small purse all in one class. We will use several new techniques while making super easy projects. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Saturday, January 16th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm OR Monday, March 15th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Monday, February 15th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm OR Saturday, March 27th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm


SERGER LACE PILLOW with KATHY J.

You will be making an heirloom and something practical at the same time. The lace is made on the serger and makes great shower and wedding gifts. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Saturday, February 20th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm OR Monday, March 15th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm CLARENCE Saturday, March 6th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm OR Monday, April 5th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

SERGER TABLE RUNNER WITH RICK RACK with KATHY J.

We will use several techniques in putting this table runner together. Piping, lace application, and flatlock – just to name a few. One, 3 hour class, $16.50

SERGER RUFFLE PILLOW with KATHY J.

Are you ready to ruffle! Once you learn how easy it is to make ruffles on the serger you will be putting ruffles on everything – great technique. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Saturday, March 20th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm OR Monday, April 26th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

EAST AURORA Saturday, January 30th 1:00 – 4:00 pm CLARENCE Wednesday, March 3rd 6:00 – 9:00 pm

BABY LOCK SERGER FEET with KATHY J.

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. A kit will be available. Three, 2 hour classes, $33

CLARENCE Saturday, March 6th, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon OR Monday, April 5th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

EAST AURORA Wednesday, March 24th, 31st, and April 14th 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

SERGER CASSEROLE CARRIER AND POT HOLDERS

CLARENCE Tuesday, March 2nd, 9th, and 16th 6:00 - 8:00 pm

with KATHY J.

Even if you can’t use this carrier it will make a great gift for someone. Among other things, we will put in a zipper on the serger. Fast and easy. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Saturday, April 17th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm OR Monday, April 26th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm CLARENCE Saturday, February 27th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm OR Monday, March 8th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm 17


Kids Sewing Classes... Kids Kamp Kits are required for some of the Kids Kamps in order to guarantee that your child will have a successful and rewarding experience. The right tool – for the right job – guarantees success!

KIDS KAMP SEW FUN I with Barb D. or Jackie

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. Four, 2.5 hour classes, $55

KIDS KAMP SEW FUN II with barb d. or joan

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, April 19th, Tuesday, April 20th, Thursday, April 22nd, and Friday, April 23rd 9:00 – 11:30 am

EAST AURORA Monday, February 15th, Tuesday, February 16th, Thursday, February 18th, and Friday, February 19th 9:00 – 11:30 am CLARENCE Friday, March 12th, 26th, April 2nd, and 9th 5:30 – 8:00 pm

CLARENCE Friday, January 8th, 22nd, 29th, and February 5th 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Join Us for an Embroidery Party! No matter what your skill level you will absolutely enjoy this fun-filled day of embroidery education! All projects are created in a team environment so you will feel comfortable learning and sharing in a party atmosphere!

There will be plenty of specials, door prizes & giveaways! SATUrday, May 1st and SUNDAY, MAY 2nd • 9am - 4pm $69.95 for both days (includes lunch)

Mckinley park inn s-3050 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell, New York 18


HomeDecor & Accents STONEWORKS TABLE RUNNER with diane m.

Inspired by the floor tiles in St. Mark’s Church in Venice, Italy this project is the perfect showcase for simulated stone and batik fabrics. Its unique design is sure to become a favorite for many years. Intermediate level. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Friday, February 26th and March 5th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Tuesday, April 13th and 20th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

TABLE TWIST TABLE RUNNER with diane m.

Add a new twist to your table décor. This unique table runner looks complicated buy sews up quickly and easily. Beginner project – great for all levels. All levels welcome! Prerequisite: Beginner sewing or quilting knowledge helpful. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Friday, April 9th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm CLARENCE Monday, May 3rd, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

TABLE TWIST PLACEMATS & NAPKINS with diane m.

Learn how easy curved piecing can really be by making these one-of-a-kind placemats. Matching napkins sew up quickly, too. Prerequisite: Beginner sewing or quilting knowledge helpful. One, 3 hour class, $16.50

STONEWORKS PLACEMATS

EAST AURORA Friday, February 26th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

These placemats are a simplified version of the Stoneworks Table Runner. Even a beginner can reproduce this striking work of art. Learn about color value, how to successfully “square-up” a block and the easiest method to change an ordinary setting into something truly spectacular.

CLARENCE Wednesday, May 5th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

with diane m.

Prerequisite: Beginner quilting knowledge helpful. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Friday, April 30th and May 7th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon CLARENCE Monday, April 12th and 19th 1:00 – 4:00 pm

TOOTHBRUSH RUGS with 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, $16.50 EAST AURORA Friday, February 5th 2:00 - 5:00 pm CLARENCE Monday, April 26th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

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PRAIRIE POINT PILLOWCASE with diane m.

If you like the look of prairie points, but don’t want to struggle with all the tedious piecing and placement, you will want to come and learn the secret of “continuous Prairie Points”. This “magic” technique is easy, fast, and fun. Use it to decorate the pillowcase and then numerous other quilting and sewing projects. Prerequisite: Beginner sewing or quilting knowledge helpful. One, 3 hour class, $16.50 EAST AURORA Monday, April 26th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon CLARENCE Monday, January 25th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

WAVE BORDER PILLOWCASE with 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 CLARENCE Tuesday, January 26th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

BORDER PLACEMATS with 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 CLARENCE Tuesday, January 5th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 20

BREAKFAST CLUB with KATHY J.

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 plan to have a project and a kit each month that I will demonstrate and you can go home and make. You can always make the project and keep it in your “gift” closet for just the right person. I will also try to focus on what is new in the marketplace and techniques to make life easier. So get an early start on your Saturday mornings and sign up now. One, 1.5 hour demo, $10 EAST AURORA Saturday, January 16th, February 20th, March 20th, OR April 17th 9:00 – 10:30 am CLARENCE Saturday, January 23rd, February 27th, March 27th, OR April 24th 9:00 – 10:30 am


Grand Opening Celebration! Join us in celebrating the opening of our new location!

8575 Main Street Williamsville, New York

January 31st to february 7th

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Bags and Totes... BOW TUCKS TOTE with DIANE M.

Are you looking for a new roomy bag to carry all your stuff? Find some fabric you can’t live without, then carry it with you everyday! One, 6 hour workshop, $33

WAVE TO MARY with DIANE M.

Come join us in making this unique purse for the coming season. Pattern was created in memory of Mary Abraham, a victim of Flight 3407. Prerequisite: Basic sewing knowledge helpful. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Tuesday, February 23rd, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm CLARENCE Monday, March 15th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

SCRAPPY SEWING POD with DIANE M.

Make this versatile little tote to carry your sewing supplies with you. Once you’ve learned how easy it can be, you can increase the size to make a handy shoe tote or make it plain for a man’s toiletry bag. Easy zipper insertion. Beginner level. One, 6 hour workshop, $33 EAST AURORA Friday, April 2nd, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm CLARENCE Monday, March 1st, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 22

EAST AURORA Tuesday, January 26th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm CLARENCE Monday, March 29th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

KNOT HANDLE REVERSIBLE TOTE with diane m.

This roomy tote (17” x 24” including handles) is easy to sew, has optional pockets, and is reversible, so it’s like getting two bags in one! Denims and decorator fabrics work great along or use lighter weight cottons with interfacing. Beginner level. One, 4 hour class, $22 EAST AURORA Friday, February 5th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm CLARENCE Monday, March 29th, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

TULIP BAG with JOAN

Nothing is quicker nor more adorable and functional. Can be made in various sizes! One, 3 hour class, $16.50 CLARENCE Wednesday, January 6th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm


IT’S A WRAP PURSE with DIANE M.

Working with strips of fabric and clothesline to make a basket was just the beginning. Now we’re going to use this technique to construct a purse, which is basically a narrow oval basket. Wrap, wind, and sew. Then add pockets, closures, and handles to create this fashionable addition to your wardrobe. Prerequisite: Sewing machine knowledge required. Two, 3 hour classes, $33 EAST AURORA Thursday, April 22nd and 29th 6:00 – 9:00 pm CLARENCE Wednesday, March 17th and 24th 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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830 CLUB with carol c.

830...

Do you own a Bernina 830 or want to learn more about its capabilities? Come and join us for a lecture/demo once a month that will highlight new and exciting features and how to use them. One, 2 hour class, $11

We carry the full line of Baby Lock Machines!

EAST AURORA Sunday, March 14th, April 11th, or May 16th 1:00 – 3:00 pm CLARENCE Tuesday, March 23rd, April 27th, May 25th, June 22nd, July 27th, or August 24th 6:30 – 8:30 pm

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Out with the old and in with the new...

TechTIP

This is one of the many resolutions we make each new year. This year it has more meaning than ever. How many of you have that really old sewing machine that was handed down from your grandmother, or a machine received as a wedding with Jim Kelleher gift many years ago. Yes, this machine may still work but it certainly does not give you the latest features that you will get today. Today’s technology offers you so much more than just additional stitches. Machines today have improved bobbin hook systems, ease of threading and options to fit your specific sewing needs. Why struggle with antiquated equipment when your sewing experience can be pleasant and enjoyable. Sometimes it is difficult to move out the old but the time to do it has never been better. Come in and let us show you what your next sewing machine can do for you.

DEMO Demo Machines

starting at

$199

Bernina machines

730e......................................$5600 reg $8995 200e......................................$4195 reg $6995 200e w/BSR...........................$4395 reg $6995 430........................................ $1799 reg $6399 240........................................$1300 reg $6995 210 Activa.............................. $599 reg $999 Baby lock machines

Espire.................................... $1749 reg $3499 Ellure....................................$1499 reg $1599 Audrey.................................... $399 reg $1399 Natalie.................................... $199 reg $399 sergers

Evolve...................................$2799 reg $3499 Imagine................................$1300 reg $1599 Lauren.................................... $299 reg $1399


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Balance due for qualifying class must be paid in full.

Bernette Only $149

EXPIRES 1/31/10 Cannot be combined with any other special offer.

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Present this coupon for save $10 on a 30-point tune up. Treat your machine, serger or embroidery system to a periodic tune-up to keep it running at its peak! EXPIRES 3/31/10 Cannot be combined with any other special offer.

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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 CLARENCE LOCATION 8575 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 204-8350 Fax: (716) 204-8354


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