Classes & Events
Aileen will present The Gift, a 3-part series beginning Thursday, February 18, 2016, then meet February 25, 2016 and March 3, 2016, from 1:00PM – 4:00PM each week. According to the artist, Amy Walsh, she sometimes achieves the best results when she takes an idea for a design and portrays it literally, rather than abstractly. The Gift is an example of such a situation – it’s about presents! Amy’s original idea came about with Christmas in mind, although different fabrics would make it appropriate for any occasion. The registration fee for this 3-part series is $60.00, and The Gift pattern is required.
During this 10-week series, you will have the opportunity to learn much about sewing while making a spectacular two piece robe and pajama botom set. Although you may not be a beginner, your instructor will presume you know absolutely nothing about sewing and present basic sewing principles plus numerous time saving short cuts involved with sewing. At the end of the series, if you have attended class and constructed your projects as presented, you will have learned the basic fundamentals of sewing and will have the ability to read, understand and construct most patterns. Techniques are scheduled and listed below.
Would you like to learn to quilt? Have you taken other classes but would like to hone your skills? Join us for this comprehensive 10-session class and learn everything from the dos and don’ts of fabric selection, the best ways to use your tools, perfecting your quarter-inch seam, setting your blocks, adding borders, quilting your quilt, and ultimately binding your masterpiece.
Berkeley Square, a Blue Underground quilt pattern, is taught as a 3-session workshop. Although the pattern is required for the series, please try to think beyond the cover photo. Berkeley Square would go together nicely with a combination of large floral blocks, stripes, plaids, tone-on-tone colors, or even with novelty fabrics. The key to a successful quilt top is contrast. The pattern calls for fat quarters, but regular quarter-yard cuts will work. Berkeley Square does not call for a border, but one or more may be added to enlarge the quilt. Blocks are easy and require a little homework.
Machine Mastery Classes
Temecula Valley Sewing Center offers classes to teach you how to use your sewing machine. These are not project type classes, but are instructions on the operation of your machine.
Many times these machine mastery classes are bundled together with a sewing machine, serger, or embroidery machine purchased here at Temecula Valley Sewing Center, however, we do offer classes for machines purchased at other stores.
Please call Temecula Valley Sewing Center for details. (951) 694-9576