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Embroidery Club

If you are wondering where the Club classes have gone – those things I usually post on this page - well my short answer is, “I’m taking a sabbatical.”

After six years of presenting 20 (unique) classes per annum, or essentially a brand new class every two weeks, I’m taking a year off to sew for myself. Not that I won’t still be working my normal days at the store, nor periodically making a quick sample from pattern, but my so called ‘days off’ will be focused on enjoying my artistic ex- pression in all its forms instead of preparing to teach.

Part of what lead to this decision was receiving word last spring that the Britt Festival has chosen me to create their fine art poster for 2018 (an annual tradition). I had answered their call for artist entries with my portfolio of art quilts, and they were thrilled at the idea to have their very first textile art piece. The completed quilt will be unveiled next spring (2018) and they will have posters for sale throughout that sea- son. It should go without saying that I am both honored and excited. The hard part has been keeping it under my hat for so long!

My past quilts have taken 3 - 9 months, depending on the size, so I expect this one will take about 4 - 6. And once I get started, with the way I work in my painterly mode, the sewing room will soon be - by best description - a swamp of fabric cover- ing every flat (or close to flat) surface. (For example: Is that a cat under there???) Once I started thinking of the logistics, of having to straighten up for more structured work, and of constantly thinking about the art I would rather be working on, I came to the conclusion that everyone would be best served if I gave up the clubs for awhile.

In the time I’ve had to reflect on these developments I’ve been trying to think of a way I can share the “Britt Quilt” experience with our Top Stitch friends. Since the project still hasn’t quite taken shape, I’m still not sure how I’ll be going about that. For the final effect - so that the unveiling ceremony is truly a Britt event - I am con- tractually prohibited from revealing too much of the project ahead of time. Think “trailers only”.... So for the time being, if you are one of those who would like to stay in the loop (...and it may be loopy ;-), please send me an email letting me know. ( I will be keeping a separate list from our normal store postings specifically to keep those who are interested up-to-date.

And yes, I know there are many of you thinking (maybe screaming), “Just do Face- Book.” Problem I’ve always seen with FB is that it takes up a great amount of time - in that cyberworld engulfing us - and I really would rather use that time to sew in my private world. So, if you are interested in being on my private list, just let me know.


Owner Guide Classes

These classes are complimentary with purchase of machine from TOP STITCH
    * If you purchase your machine form us you are welcome to take the New Owner's Guide classes
       additional times at no extra charge as long as space is available.
    * Choose one of the options listed below then call or come in to reserve your space
      (pre-registration is required).

BERNINA SEWING MACHINE USAGE $200.00 (Free with machine purchase)

  • Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (both days)

  • Saturday, February 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (both days)

  • Saturday, March 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (both days)

  • Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (both days)

BERNINA EMBROIDERY USAGE $100.00 (Free with machine purchase)
  • Tuesday, January 31, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Saturday, February 18, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Tuesday, March 28, 1:00 - 4:00

  • Saturday, April 1, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

BERNINA SERGER USAGE $200.00 (free with machine purchase)

  • Saturday, February 4, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (both days)

  • Saturday, April 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

*** We will be adding special events and our most popular classes to this page For a schedule of our current New Owner's Guide classes please see pages 2 & 3 of the most recent Newsletter of our website.
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