Hi Everyone,

We are very happy to share with you our FALL 2019 line-up of classes. The teachers have all done an outstanding job preparing for the fall season and we hope you will be inspired by the quilts and techniques they bring to the classroom. Scroll through this email to see the descriptions and photos of all the classes.

If you haven't heard, our NEW website is live so you can now register for classes online. Let us know what you think. Over the next few months we will slowly be adding store inventory to the website so check back often to see what's new.

Saving the best for last...Get ready for a ROAD TRIP - we are having a SALE! On September 20th and 21st we will be having an Open House to celebrate the fall quilting season. Lots of door prizes, specials, and, of course, refreshments!! More details to follow!

Thank-you for being a loyal customer.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Paige, Linda, Sylvia, Maddie, Cheryl, and Paul
Fall Open House

September 20th & 21st

Fun, Friends, & Fabric
Door Prizes, Amazing Specials, Refreshments
Telephone: 613-342-3153
Toll Free: 1-877-837-6140  (Canada only)
Taylor Sewing Centre & Quilt Shop
7712 Kent Blvd. Unit 2
Brockville, Ontario Canada
K6V 7H6

Fall 2019 Class Schedule
Camper Christmas
Teacher – Dyane Dezainde
Thursday, October 3 rd , 10-4pm
Evening class available upon request.

(1 class)

Deck the halls with this charming wall hanging that will remind you of summer days.
Fusible Applique loaded with embellishments will personalize this project and make it a special keepsake that will adorn your home for years to come.

Class $40. Pattern $17. 
Quilt As You Go
Teacher- Sylvia Benvie
Saturday, September 28th & October 19th, 10-2pm
(2 classes)

Have you been frustrated trying to quilt that queen-size quilt on a small domestic machine? In the last couple of decades, there has been an explosion of books and videos to help in our quest to complete larger quilts from start to finish. In this "techniques" workshop, you will practice some methods that will cover the specifics of cutting, handling and maneuvering a quilt on a small machine. Experienced to Advanced.

Class $50. 
Gorgeous Quilted Bag with Matching Accessory Bag
Teacher- Sylvia Shackles

Friday, September 27 th , 1-3pm
 (1 class)

This gorgeous bag and matching accessory bag is created using one jelly roll (with enough remaining to make another large bag) and Bosal foam stabilizer. This foam stabilizer gives your bag stand up durability. You will want to use it daily or make a bag for every season. It would make the perfect Christmas gift for your best friend! The process is easy! Just sew a 2 ½” strip and flip and repeat. Beginner to Expert.

Class $25.
Stitch Wizard
Teacher- Jackie Peterson
Tuesday Oct 1st & 22nd, 10-2pm
Thursday, November 7th & 21st, 5-9pm
(2 classes)

Be a stich wizard!! What do all those fancy stitches on your machine really do? How can you change them to do more? In our first session we will build a stitch notebook. A reference tool to use to create some wonderful artistic pieces. This is a fun way to see what your machine can do. ANY modern machine can do it, from a few utility stitches to lots of decorative ones. Let’s just see what we can create!

Class $55.
Janome 500E - Embroidery Machine Coasters
Teacher – Carol Smith

Monday, October 28th, 2:30-5pm OR 6:00-8:30pm
(1 class)

This set of 4 Christmas coasters comes with a handy holder, all constructed in the 5 x 7” hoop of your embroidery machine. The holder is stipple quilted and can serve as a small hotpad. The center designs are appliqued, and the pieced frame of each coaster is done as part of the embroidery process, using the stitch and flip method. Topstitching may be done on a regular sewing machine, but it is not essential. This little package makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift. The basic pattern can be changed to suit other occasions, just change the embroidery or applique. How about a monogram? We will make one coaster and the holder in class. Note: An online embroidery pattern is required to be purchased for this class (approx. $5).

Class $30. 
Introduction to Quilting
Teacher - Tammy Spencer
Wednesdays – 1pm to 4pm OR 5pm to 8pm
(7 classes) Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13

This 7 session class will teach you the techniques and tips to make a sampler quilt designed as a beginner quilt. It can be made with different quilt blocks that can be used as a wall hanging or a lap quilt when completed. You will learn about rotary cutting, quick and accurate piecing, pressing, layering, and be provided an over view of quilting techniques and binding.

Class $140 plus supplies.  
Quilting Buffet
Janome Educator: Michael Smith
Friday, October 4 th
10am – 2pm
(1 class)

Love quilting? Come dine with us as you sample and learn a dozen different ways to quilt your quilts: from free motion – to ruler quilting – to software driven options – to appliquilting and more. This is a wonderful skills booster class where you will be inspired to expand your quilting tool belt to include many different techniques which you may not have considered previously.

Class $15. After attending the event each participant will receive a $15 store coupon.
Walking Foot Quilting Techniques
Teacher- Sylvia Benvie
Tuesday, Oct 8; 10-1 pm OR
Thursday, Oct 24; 10-1 pm OR
Saturday, Oct 26; 10-1 pm
 (1 class)

You can do more than straight lines with your continuous feed (walking) foot! In this class, you will make a number of sample sandwiches to keep as reference for use on future quilts. The suggested reference book sets out patterns step by step that are easily adapted to your quilting projects. You will be surprised at what you can do.

Class $20. WALK book $49.  
Fearless Sewing for the Slightly Terrified
Janome Educator: Michael Smith

Saturday, October 5 th
10am – 3pm
(1 class)

If you have been thinking about purchasing or upgrading your sewing machine we will be having a Janome instructor on site providing an informative tutorial on the Janome Professional series of sewing machines (MC9450, MC8900, MC8200, Skylines S3, S5, or S7, HD6700, CPX 2000, and AT2000D air thread serger). Fifteen (15) techniques will be covered showing the different machine features used to create these techniques. This is an ideal opportunity to try out a new machine and learn sewing techniques in a relaxed, fun environment. No stress to get a complex project finished. Take your time as you circulate the room sewing and compiling a fun workbook record of your journey while using the variety of different Janome machines and sergers. A great opportunity to learn good sewing information to use on your next project!

$25 - Accessory kit for the class provided by Janome. The kit includes detailed notes in colour as well as all the supplies and thread needed for the class.
Janome 500E - Machine Embroidery Reading Pillow
Teacher – Carol Smith

Thursday, October 10th, 1-4pm OR 5-8pm
(1 class)

The pocket reading pillow can be made for different sized pillow form and is not just for books. I saw one created to store a birthday card collection for an 80 year old, which seems like a great idea to me. Once you have the pattern you will find more uses for this lovely project.

This is a machine embroidery class and requires an embroidery machine! Please bring yours to class. The project is assembled with a regular sewing machine, but in class we will create the embroidered front panel and prepare the rest of the pillowcase for assembly on your sewing machine at home.

The hoop used in the sample was 6 x 10 inches, (Janome RE20b).      Note: Students are required to purchase and download designs in advance. If you are not familiar with buying designs from the internet, come to class early and we will do it together on my computer.

Class $30.
Christmas Pudding Tree Skirt / Table Topper
Teacher- Jennifer Hodge
Friday, Oct 11 and 18 th ; 1-4pm
(2 classes)

Create your own festive tree skirt or table topper using a 10 degree wedge ruler and the "Just Peachy" quilt pattern. You will learn cutting, sewing, and pressing tips to use the 10 degree wedge ruler.  

Participants will plan, cut, and sew a festive circular quilt into a table topper or tree skirt.

Class $45. Pattern $13.50. Ruler $ 32.40.   
Ruler Quilting Seminar
Teacher - Tara Starzomski

Saturday, October 12 th , 10-12pm
(1 class)

This seminar will introduce everything you need to know to get started quilting with rulers. Learn about the ruler foot, different rulers, and how to choose them, as well as, setting up your machine for success. Come and have all your questions answered. There will also be a chance to try out some ruler work at the end of the session. Find out if ruler quilting is right for you!

Ruler Quilting Project Class
Teacher- Tara Starzomski

Saturday, November 9 th , 10-4pm
(1 class)

Increase your knowledge and confidence working with rulers by completing this sampler that uses straight rulers, curved rulers, and a few specialty rulers. We will cover how to mark for ruler quilting, how to make a design fit, and how to combine ruler work free motion for stunning results. Note: Ruler foot required for class.

Class $45.
Posh Santa
Teacher - Tara Starzomski

Saturday, October 12 th and 26 th , 1-4pm
(2 classes)

Make a jaunty Santa to hang for the holidays. Curved piecing is fast and easy with the QCR mini ruler. Made with traditional or modern fabrics, he is sure to delight! Size: 28”x38”.

Class $45. Pattern $16.50. Mini Quick Curve Ruler $26.  
Posh Penelope Quilt
Teacher – Sylvia Shackles

Tuesday, October 15 th , 1-4pm
Tuesday October 29 th , 1-3pm
(2 classes)

Tired of sewing straight seams? Are you ready for a challenge? If you are, I will show you how to take the fright out of sewing curves using the Quick Curve Ruler. This quilt is stash friendly too!

Class $50. Pattern $16.50. Quick Curve Ruler $34.50.   
Snowman Pillow
Teacher – Dyane Dezainde

Monday, October 21st, 10-4pm
(1 class)
Evening class available upon request.

This lovely fusible applique Snowman Village Pillow will allow you to let your creativity make it a unique project for your home or as a gift for a special someone. Make the project as a long pillow, or customize it into a smaller pillow, or a jolly Christmas wall hanging to fit your décor or available space. Your imagination is the limit.

Class $40. Pattern $15.00.  
Janome 500E- ITH Phone case / tiny purse
Teacher – Carol Smith

Saturday, November 2nd, 10-1:30pm
(1 class)

This large smart phone case is also the perfect size for your passport! It is fully quilted, and the Velcro tab keeps your phone safe and not exposed to scratchy zippers. In addition, the zippered front pocket will hold your ID, credit card or change. The whole case is fully lined, with no visible seams, even in the pocket. The front label with monogram is optional. The cross-body strap, also optional, is made on your regular sewing machine, but the case itself is done ‘In The Hoop’ of your embroidery machine. It is a little complicated, but you will be thrilled when it comes together! 
You will need an embroidery machine and a 6x10” hoop for this class.

Class $40. 
Chic Diamonds
Teacher- Jennifer Hodge
Tuesday November 5, 10-2pm
Tuesday November 19, 10-1pm
(2 classes)

Learn to sew these gentle curves on this modern quilt. This pretty quilt will be a lovely addition to the back of a sofa. The pattern calls for jelly roll strips and the Quick Curve Ruler. Use yardage with fewer fabrics for a more understated look.

Class $50. Pattern $16.50. Quick Curve Ruler $34.50.  
Complete Machine Binding
Teacher - Starzomski

Wednesday, November 20 th , 10-12pm
(1 class)

If you hate binding by hand or just don’t have the time then try doing it all by machine and get those quilts done! We will go over joining strips, mitered corners, and a perfect machine finish.

Class $25. 
Plan to Quilt, Quilt to Plan
Teacher - Starzomski

Wednesday, November 20 th , 1-3pm
(1 class)

Ready to quilt but don’t know which design to use or where to start? Maximize your quilting time by going to the machine with a plan. This seminar will discuss how to plan quilting designs, how to choose what to quilt, and where to find inspiration. Bring a quilt top along and put theory into action!

Class $40.  
You and Your Sewing Machine
Teachers – Sylvia Benvie and Paige Dickey
Saturday, November 23, 10-2 pm
(1 class)

Do you own a sewing machine that you don’t know how to use?? Would you like to know what all the dials and buttons are for but don’t know where to start? Then this class is for you! First of all, your sewing machine needs to be in good working order and you will need to bring your sewing machine manual and accessories to the class. This class will provide a review of all the basic sewing machine features and components and include instruction to learn the following; straight stitching, zig-zag, button hole, zipper, decorative stitching, proper tension settings, needle usage based on material, and general cleaning and care of your machine. This class is open to beginners – 12 years and up. 

Class $25.  


Four Dates – Four Quilts

3 hour workshops
Teacher: Jennifer Hodge

When you sign up for any of these four scrap workshops you will officially be part of the Bumbleberry Pie Scrap Management Society , whose aim will be ongoing Scrap Control. We all have containers of scraps that seem to multiply when left unattended. But scrap quilts take time to make, and so we often put off making one. In each of these workshops, instruction will be provided to make up to four blocks (or more if you like) to get your scrap quilt started. A handout with measurements for Twin, Double, and Queen size quilts to complete the quilt will go home with you. In each workshop, ideas on how to sort, store, sew and manage your scraps, as well as, the construction of the quilt will be covered.
Tuesday, September 24, 1-4 pm
(1 class)
Techniques: Easy methods to make half square triangles, back spin pressing technique.
This quilt by Edyta Sitar is an excellent scrap quilt to mark your own journey in quilting. The quilt will be a nice memento of all the quilts you have made along the way. This quilt is from the book Patches of Blue by Edyta Sitar.  This is an excellent book with numerous quilt patterns that work well with scraps.
Workshop $15. Book $40.

Thursday, October 10, 9-12pm
(1 class)
Techniques: HSTs, conquering bias edges, trimming tricks.
The Fox and Geese Block is a traditional block with many layout options that create secondary patterns in the quilt. This block is an excellent block to tame one, two, or three colour piles of scraps, or use every colour for a truly scrappy version of the quilt. 
Workshop $15. 

Thursday, November 14, 1-4pm
(1 class)
Techniques: Sewing Curves and Circles.
A favourite collection of fabrics and scraps will be a starting point for this fun quilt. Fabric choices are the key to this eye popping quilt and the busier the fabric the better! You will be dreaming circles.
Workshop $15.  
Thursday, December 12, 1-4pm
(1 class)
Techniques: ripless paper piecing, gentle curves, trimming blocks.
Holiday Pickles is a variation of the pickle dish pattern and uses a variety of batiks, both scraps and fat quarters. The results are well worth the challenge. You will use and learn the ripless paper piecing technique.
Workshop $15.  
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