2022 May Sew Fair Schedule

 This year, Sew Fair is going to be a little different. Sew Fair pricing on all Babylock sewing machines, quilting machines, embroidery machines and sergers will last all month long. All Horn, Koala, Arrow and Kangaroo furniture will be specially priced as well. Throughout the month, special guest speakers with lots of fun seminars will teach you, inspire you and possibly entertain you! 

Stop by anytime in May to get your three coupons for the 25% off savings you will receive and to enter the door prize drawings for many great products as well as the “DIME MEGA drawing” to win over $3200.00 worth of DIME product. This will be a great time to get the machine or furniture you’ve been thinking about so come in prepared to take home the machine of your dreams!

We realize not everyone is ready to sit in a classroom with 100+ people and neither are we, so we’ve changed it up a bit. Please read the schedule carefully because some classes are repeated, unlike previous years. We are limiting seating for each class to 35 people so we can spread out. Sign up early and PLEASE, if you sign up and find out you can’t attend, please call and let us know as early as possible so we can fill the seat. Here are the dates, days and times of the seminars.

For the in-person classes, you may wish to pack a lunch, we will provide bottled water and of course lots of chocolate!
CALL (410) 465-6366 TO SIGN UP!
Monday, May 2nd OR Wednesday, May 4th
10:00 - 12:00 "Notions Day Part One"  Adele Scott FREE IN STORE EVENT
1:30 - 3:30 "Notions Day Part Two" Adele Scott FREE IN STORE EVENT

A full day split into 2 sessions. A fast moving, fun lecture and demo on a wide variety of topics. Adele will showcase the newest notions from sewing machine aids to specialty rulers, applique tricks to perfect flying geese, what markers work and why do we need different sizes& types of pins, plus much more. We’ll solve problems, learn to save time, eliminate trouble and make sewing more enjoyable..
Tuesday, May 3rd OR Thursday, May 5th
10:00 - 12:00 "Quilting FUN-damentals" Adele Scott FREE IN STORE EVENT
There have been so many changes in the quilting world with all the amazing tools, techniques and machines out there! Adele can’t possibly get to them all but will have fun showing as many as she can!
1:30 - 3:30 "Westalee Half Day" Adele Scott FREE IN STORE EVENT
From set-up to new rulers and products to handling quilts. “How to” on Temp-lee quilting (reverse applique type) and Sash-lee method of joining quilt sections. This is a must-see class for beginners and a great review for all!
Wednesday, May 11th
12:00 - 1:30 "DIME Block Party!" Lisa Knight FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
Achieve perfect points, square corners and dazzling diamonds by piecing in the hoop with an embroidery machine. Small, quilted projects – finished in an afternoon – will have you busting through your stash and stitching every day. Join the DIME quilting and embroidery experts for Block Party – a 90-minute Shop and Learn class. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE CLASS!
Tuesday, May 17th OR Wednesday, May 18th
We are pleased to welcome Maria Degroot from Checker Distrubutors! Maria has been sewing for over 40 years and machine quilting for 28 of those years. She worked for Nancy’s Notions for years teaching and demonstrating and sewing samples in the production room for the catalogs until 2019 when it closed. Now, she works for Checker, creating, demonstrating and teaching for Creative Grids and the Gypsy Quilter. She will also have Alyssa McCoy who is our notions and fabric rep to help her present.

10:00 - 12:00 "Creative Grids Rule!" Maria Degroot FREE IN STORE EVENT
A look with Maria at Creative Grid Rulers and all the things that make them so wonderful. Learn the difference between a ruler, template and a trim tool. She’ll demonstrate how trim tools are used, how to create a scallop border, and how to use the machine quilting tools in ways you may not have thought of, and lots of fun tips to make your sewing and quilting experience that much more fun.

1:30 - 3:30 "Gypsy Quilter!" Maria Degroot FREE IN STORE EVENT
Explore the Gypsy Quilter line of products. Whether you’re quilting, sewing or embroidering, we have the right tools. We’ll look at pre-cut batting and the fun gifts you can make. Also, some of Maria's favorite storage and organizing products!
Thursday, May 19th OR Friday, May 20th
Jeremy Jeffries has been the Sales & Export Manager with Benartex Fabrics for 8 years but has worked in the fabric industry for over 30 years. He has visited over 2500 quilt shops in the USA, Canada and Europe and loves the friendships and community that independent fabric and sewing machine stores generate. He holds in-store events held nationwide with focus on educating our consumer customers about The Good, The Bad &The Ugly.

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" Jeremy Jeffries IN STORE EVENT
Thursday, May 19th 10:00 - 12:00
Thursday, May 19th 1:30 - 3:30
Friday, May 20th 10:00 - 12:00
Class Fee $10
Jeremy will cover what is a premium quilting fabric, what is chain store fabric. How can you tell good fabric from bad? How is Benartex fabric made? How to spot a fake Batik and a presentation of how batiks are designed and made in the facility on the Island of Bali, Indonesia. Next, you be the buyer: get to see some new collections being planned and vote on which ones you would consider buying. Attendees receive a goody bag with assorted 10x10s & 5x5s worth $60.00, plus fabric prizes will also be given out during the lecture.This will be a fun an informative lecture!