Sat., Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2300 East 88th St.
Bloomington, MN 55425
Participants may select from a variety of hands-on classes and lectures, enjoy a wonderful catered lunch with fellow sewing enthusiasts, and discover treasures in the annual fabric/notions/sewing things swap. A portion of the day will include the annual meeting and election of 2016 CAB officers.
Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first classes beginning at 9:30 a.m. The annual meeting, lunch, and the fabric swap will be midday with additional classes in session until 4:00 p.m. We have scheduled several two+ hour classes (some morning, some afternoon) as well as some one-hour classes (also both morning and afternoon). Enjoy this entire day of learning and fellowship with friends for only $25. Prospective members and other interested guests may register and participate for $35.
We’ve created classes with a variety of subjects and lengths to appeal to our many members and prospective guests. Not only is there great variety in topics, but we created classes of differing lengths to give you a great selection. Refer to the class descriptions below and project photos at the top of this page to plan your day - your way!
Classes options include:
Morning Classes - Choose one 2 hour class from Group A or one 1 hour class from each Group B and Group C.
Group A - 9:30 - 11:45
A01 - Thread catcher – taught by member Marilyn Garcia. This is one of those “wish I had one” handy tools to have at the sewing machine table.
A02 - Machine Maintenance – taught by Cathy Dahlquist of Valley West Sewing. This was a popular session last year and space is limited. Learn how to clean and maintain your sewing machine.
Please note - If you use the PayPal buttons below to select your classes, you must also add the applicable registration fee to your shopping cart.
Group B - 9:30 - 10:30
B01 - Triangle Bound Button Holes – taught by member Daphyn Nordeen. These buttonholes are actual easier to make than regular bound buttonholes. And they make such a fashion statement and a tribute to your sewing skills. Supply list will be sent after you register.
B02 - Mesh Project Bag – taught by past President Mary Anderson. Mary saw these at the ASG national conference in San Diego. This mesh bag is approximately 15”x17” and can hold all the supplies you need for your current project. Kit fee is payable to instructor.
B03 - Journal or Notebook Pen Holder – taught by Lori Clark. This session will show you how to add a pen holder to a journal or notebook cover. Kit fee is payable to the instructor.
Group C - 10:45 - 11:45
C01 - Why Standard Sizing Doesn’t Fit and A New Solution from Body Scans – taught by retail partner, Edith Gazzuolo, owner of CloData, LLC. Learn about the history of standard sizing, why it is NOT standard, and why mass production does not fit most people. Lecture
C02 - Tension and Threads – taught by retail partner Debbie Tonkin of Just Sew Studio located in St. Louis Park. Tension is a very important aspect of every type of sewing. It is important to know how to adjust your tension and get everything into 'balance' for perfect stitches. We will also discuss the different types of threads and how to achieve the best results. It is also offered at 1:30. Lecture
C03 - Travel Electronic Device Charging Station – taught by Darlene Hueser. This is a useful item for home or for traveling. Just hang it on the plug while charging or a nearby hook. When not in use you can store the cord in the pocket. Good gift idea for students too. Kit fee payable to instructor.
You may choose one class from each Group B and Group C when registering. If you registered for a class in Group A, DO NOT register for classes in these groups.
Afternoon Classes - Choose one 2 hour class from Group D or one 1 hour class from each Group E and Group F.
Group D - 1:30 to 3:45
D01 - Portable Ironing Board Cover – taught by Lolita Cox. Lolita handles our food and hospitality at all our classes so you have probably seen her bring her nifty portable ironing board made from a wooden TV tray. Kit fee estimated at $10 payable to instructor.
D02 - Flatter Your Face - taught by Lori Clark. This class will help you choose a neckline shape that looks best with your facial shape and proportions. Lecture.
Group E - 1:30 to 2:30
E01 - Easy Zippers – taught by Daphyn Nordeen. Zippers are both functional and or decorative. They actually are very easy to sew in, and you will learn some easy and helpful tips to achieve a good looking final project. Supply list will be furnished after you register.
E02 - Tension and Threads – taught by retail partner Debbie Tonkin of Just Sew Studio located in St. Louis Park. Tension is very important aspect of every type of sewing. It is important to know how to adjust your tension and get everything into 'balance' for perfect stitches. We will also discuss the different types of threads and how to achieve the best results. If you missed the morning session this is for you. Lecture
Group F - 2:45 to 3:45
F01 - Embellishing with Fabric Flowers – taught by Cindy Kelch. Flowers are popping up everywhere in the fashion and decor industries. In this class, we will learn to make a couple of origami-like folded fabric flowers as well as my favorite gathered rosette. We'll discuss ways to finish, embellish and use our creations. Bring a hand-sewing needle, thread, and scissors. I will provide kits that include everything else we'll need. There will be a small kit fee.
You may choose one class from each Group E and Group F when registering. If you registered for a class in Group D, DO NOT register for classes in these groups.
F02 - Non-slip Sewing Machine Pedal Pad – taught by Doree Maser. No more creeping pedal and sewing backache. Make it with non-slip liner material and fabric scraps. The pad is a handy accessory to your sewing machine when going to classes.