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Do you have all your gifts ready? What about a thoughtful hostess gift for those holiday parties? Or a gift for a surprise guest? Look through our classes and be inspired! You can learn to get acquainted with your machine, make holiday home decorations, gifts or a wonderful quilt for yourself. Read on! the

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October brings Halloween and making those fun, and original, costumes for our little trick or treaters. Just on the heels of it is Hanukah (November 27th), Thanksgiving (November 28th), Christmas (December 25th) and

New Years Eve!!


The children back in school or off at college, football is on the TV so fall must be lurking just around the corner. Regardless of the warm temperatures and seemingly endless rain, it is time to look at our gift closet and make that tough assessment of what really needs to get completed. I know I have a list as long as my arm!


Occasionally we are asked if there are any issues with the BERNINA machines using a magnetic seam guide or magnetic pincushion on the frame or in close proximity to our machines. It’s not a problem! According to BERNINA of America, the magnets have no affect on your machine. ald n


Celebrate the season just ending with everything sweet about Summer! Summer Fun has five super easy pieced blocks with a strip pieced and fusible applique starry swag Border. There are lemonade and fireworks stands, an old fashioned ice cream cart, a farm fresh strawberry stand and even a darling beach cabana! The accessory fabrics have all the adorable specialty fabric for the blocks including the lemonade and strawberry fabric and even the little girl in the swimsuit! Join Robin each month to create your block & get those tips and tricks. find o

Quilt Classes Classes for all levels of quilters.

Tybee Time 2014

Beginning Quilting Pumpkin Pie Learn quick and easy machine applique while creating the perfect fall quilt with pumpkins, blackbirds, a pumpkin hugging owl and, of course, a pumpkin pie. Saturdays 9/7 & 9/14 10 am -3 pm $35 Robin

In this basic class, you will learn the basics of quilting and have a completed quilt after the final session. Learn the essentials of quilting from rotary cutting to binding. Begins 9/24/13



Marcia This class fills quickly and we have already scheduled BEGINNING QUILTING classes for January 2014. If you are interested in taking the Jan ‘14 class give us a call!

Start with seven fabrics and see what blooms. Thur 9/5 & 9/12 & Mon 9/16 10 am-2 pm. Robin $35

Wonderful Wednesdays Most Wednesdays we open up our classroom to YOU. Bring in your project & supplies. Sit, sew and socialize!! 10—2 ish...

4th Annual Sewing Retreat!

Super Saturday! Saturday, October 19, 2013

Twisted Halloween & Twister Gone Wild! Make a twister quilt (or finish one) of your choice, using any size twister ruler! If you've started a twister quilt but want to finish it with assistance, or if you've wanted to try the twister ruler, sew your squares together and come cut and sew. We even have the new "midi" twister for 6 1/2 inch squares, as well as the original for charm packs and layer cakes, and the Itty Bitty Twister for tiny quilts! The results are stunning. Thurs 9/12 & 9/26 6 pm-8:30 pm $30 Robin

Still Limited Spots Available! Don’t Miss our


Blooming Nine Patch

Jan 22-26, 2014

Cookout, Demos, Sales!

Stack and Slash Six fat quarters and a rotary cutter makes a fun, easy, unusual quilt top in a day. Saturday, Sept 21 9am -3pm $25 Marcia

More Classes Classes for all levels of sewists & quilters.

Flying Santa Stuffed Pumpkins Create these two cute pumpkins in multi-color batiks with a cute curly stem. Great for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Create a whimsical soaring Santa pillow to decorate your home for the holidays. Learn your way around simple fusing and machine applique while making this original design! Saturday 9/28 10 am —3 pm



Sat 9/14, 10 am - 2 pm Robin $25

Learn the Artista Embroidery Software one 'byte' at a time and you will be much more

Key Fob Create a fabulous fob for your USB stick, lipstick or whatever you need! There will be a modest kit fee which includes the pattern. $15 Friday, 9/20; 1pm—3 pm OR Sat 11/16, 10 am—1 pm Toni

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Using the techniques of Diane Gaychynski learn to machine quilt on your home sewing machine. Saturday, Nov 2 & 9, 10 am-2:30 pm Wendy $50.

Machine Quilting: Beyond Basics Feathers, Fancies, Fillers, and Fun & Trapunto Too! This class takes the student beyond the beginning free motion techniques and explores different textures and fillers for a more complete look.

Software Sampler Artista V6

Beginning Machine Quilting

Snowbows Make two simple blocks and create a quilt that looks more challenging. Sheila will guide you through easy steps on your way to making this wonderful project. Tuesdays, 9/17 & 9/24, 10 am—2:30 pm, $30 Sheila

Friday, Oct 11 & 18, 10 am-2:30 pm Wendy

Beginning Sewing Learn to use your sewing machine and make a wonderful fun tote that you can use. This is for the beginner’s beginner! Monday 9/23 10 am—3pm Thurs 10/10 5 am—9 pm $25 Toni

Smocking Classes

Smocked Wreath Create a stunning Christmas decoration while experimenting with different fibers including pearl cotton, rayon, metallic, and more!! Great refresher class. Sunday, Sept 15, 2 pm—5 pm fee

$15 & $15 kit


Smocked Clothing Construction Did you start a smocked project and lose your way? Did you begin a yoke dress? Jon-Jon? bishop? (or any other smocked garment). Did you finish it or did you put it aside and now the precious child it was for is now in college or having a little one of their own? Finish these projects!! Liz, a dedicated and patient instructor, will help you pick up where you left off and reach the 'finish line'!

Saturday Oct 5, 9 am—3 pm $20 Liz

Beginning Smocking Learn the basics of smocking while making a beautiful baby bonnet! Liz will guide you through the process making it much easier than you thought! Thur 9/12, 6-8:30 pm



Pleaters~ Nothing to be afraid of Do you have a smocking pleater you've never used? Do you pleat inserts & yoke dresses, but have never tackled a bishop? Are you scared of your pleater? In this class you will learn all the ins and outs of your pleater! You will pleat samples of cotton, silk, and corduroy, as well as fabric with serged and French seams. We'll talk about how to fix boo-boos, too! If you don't have a pleater but are curious, you may use one of ours! Monday, 9/9, 10 am—12 noon $15, Liz

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Quilt Classes

Holiday Magic You’ll love this easy and versatile quilt. Your colors for your favorite holiday. It’s like M&Ms, you can’t have just one. Approx 60” x 72” but you can easily change the sizes.

Precision Patchwork

Tuesdays, 9/10, 9/24 & 10/1; 6 pm—9 pm

$35 & $10– kit fee inc original pattern


Tuesdays, 10/22 & 10/29, 10 am—2:30 pm



A 20” square that includes 7 different patchwork techniques to take the stress out of traditional patchwork. All the tricks learned in the past 30 years of quilting.

Class Policies Please read and understand the following before registering for a class... 1. Class fees must be paid IN FULL at the time of registration. You can register in person, by mail, or by phone. 2. A refund of store credit is provided if you cancel 1 week prior to the start of class. If the cancellation is less than one week prior to class, no refunds will be given. 3. If Savannah Sewing Center must cancel a class due to lack of participation (fewer than 3 students), the class fee may be transferred to another class or refunded. 4. Class minimum is 3 students and space is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. 5. Children or your guest cannot accompany you to class without paying the registration fee. 6. In order to keep class fees to a minimum, keep the lights on, and the roof over the store, we ask for your cooperation and offer a 10% discount to purchase your class supplies at Savannah Sewing~ Colonial Quilts. 7. Supply lists will be emailed to you when registering online, If registering in person, you will be given your supply list. We ask that you come to class prepared with the required supplies. 8. Students are required to bring a sewing machine and basic sewing supplies to each class. Basic sewing supplies include: Scissors, thread, seam ripper, marking pencil, rotary cutter, ruler, etc. 9. If you miss a class, no make up classes will be scheduled. 10. Each student must have a LEGAL copy of the pattern or book. (no photocopies-pattern sharing) 11. Class will start on time, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early and be set up and ready to start. If your class begins at 10 am, the teacher will be there for you to arrive 15 minutes early.

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Savannah Sewing Center~Colonial Quilts Fall Newsletter 2013  

A listing of classes and happening in our Savannah, GA shop.