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CQ Sew Creative Software Club
Fun with Specialty Fills

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Sku #: cq110419

1 session class with Carolyn

Class meets Monday, November 4 from 1:00 to 4:00.

The Express Design Wizard is available in both the Embroidery module and the Create module, and works the same way. However, when you use the Wizard in Create, you have access to the Film Strip. This lets you easily modify the properties of the fills, lines, and even the shape of the objects.

For this design, we are going to reshape artwork, replace the regular fill areas with specialty fills, and then manually digitize a two-color border. Finally, we will add applique stops to convert this to a raw edge applique design.

This class is for owners for Premier+2 Ultra who purchased their software from Cottage Quilts.

Be sure to bring a USB stick to class.

Price: $35.00 class fee

Premier+2 Owner's Class
Lesson 3, Part 2

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Sku #: cq110419

This class is for Premier+2 Embroidery software = Levels Extra and Ultra

Class meets Monday, November 4 from 10:30 to Noon.

This month students will be covering the following topics:

Word Sculpt, Project-in-the-Hoop, Applique Tab, Modify Tab, Background Wizard, and Split Project Wizard. We'll be covering quite a bit so be sure to eat your Wheaties!

This Owner's Class is for students who purchased Premier+2 software from Cottage Quilts.

Price: $0.00 

Sewing Therapy
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Sku #: cq110919

Come in and get a little sewing therapy, Saturday, November 9 from 10:30 to 4:30.

Students can work on any project along with Carolyn. It can be a hand project or done with a sewing machine, but no embroidery machines for this "sewing" therapy.

$5.00 fee reserves a table for you.

Limited to 8 students.

Price: $5.00 class fee

Garden Delights Class 3
Premier+2 Software Class

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Sku #: cq112519

1 session class with Carolyn

Class meets Monday, November 25 from 10:30 to 3:30

Garden Delights is a class for Premier+2 students who are also members of Vantage Software Support. We will be offering a class each month that will cover one or more Garden Delights lessons. It's a fun way to learn more about your software!

In this class we will be continuing our Garden Delights journey.

Students need to print out the lesson and bring it to class. I suggest you start a binder for these lessons to stay organized. And, of course, you will need your lap top, power cord, mouse with extra batteries, and a USB stick (just in case).

Price: $45.00 class fee

Kimberbell Retreat
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Sku #: c111119

5 day retreat meeting Monday through Friday, November 11 - 15, from 10:30 to 4:30.

Join us for five days of fun working on a Kimberbell machine embroidery quilt. Students can choose a Kimberbell quilt project or Bench Pillow.

The event fee includes instruction and lunch on us on Friday, November 15. BYOL, Bring your own lunch Monday - Thursday, or visit one of our local restaurants.

Students will need to purchase the book of embroidery designs and the kit from Cottage Quilts to attend this class. Some projects also have an embellishment kit.

Kimberbell designs include so many different techniques: working with mylar, glitter vinyl, free standing embellishments, fringe embroidery, chenille embroidery, and more. It's the perfect way to learn your embroidery machine and have fun at the same time.

All brand machines are welcome to attend this class.

The Supply List for each project will vary. Refer to your pattern instructions for the type of stabilizer, thread list, and miscellaneous items that may be needed such as Flex Foam or Shape Flex.

You will need to transfer the designs you will be using to a USB stick before you come to class.

Price: $99.99 class fee

Let's Explore My Design Center
Christmas Ornaments Pillow

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Sku #: cq120319

1 session class with Carolyn

Class meets Tuesday, December 3, from 10:30 to 3:30.

Learn how to create your own embroidery designs with the My Design Center feature found on Brother Dream, Dream 2, Luminaire, and the new Stellaire machines.

Students will learn how to bring a drawing into their machine using their scanner or My Design Snap depending on the machine model. Then, we'll use the line tools to create a trio of Christmas Ornaments including one that is applique.

A supply list will be posted soon.

Price: $40.00 class fee


Rail Fence Quilt
A Beginning Class

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Sku #: cq101619

3 session class with Jenny

Class meets Wednesdays, October 16, 23, and 30 from 10:30 to 1:30.

Have you always wanted to learn how to make a quilt? Join our class with Jenny.

She has divided this class into three sessions. In the first class you will learn cutting with a rotary cutters and rulers, plus basic strip piecing. In the second class you will do basic construction of the quilt top. In the third class you will finish building your quilt top and start the quilting process.

This class is great for the absolute beginner or students that want to brush up on their quiltmaking skills.

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Price: $60.00 class fee

Winter Village Tablerunner
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Sku #: cq101519

3 session class with Janet

Class meets Tuesday, October 15, 22, and 29 from 10:30 to 2:30

Join Janet for this fun class recreating a snowy winter village scene with snowmen, snowflakes, and snow-covered trees and houses.

The houses, sky, and snow backgrounds are pieced. The houses, snow people, trees, and snowflakes are fusible applique.

The pattern includes downloadable SVG files if you have a cutting machine. Or, if cutting your own applique with scissors, there is a traceable pattern.

In the first class, students will be preparing their applique fabrics either with a cutting machine or with scissors. In the second class, you will start piecing the backgrounds. In the third class you will iron on your appliques and start stitching them with a variety of stitches.

Click here to print your supply list.

Be sure to do your homework before you come to the first class!

This class does not teach you how to use your cutting machine.

Price: $75.00 class fee