Class/Event Schedule


April 2018
Longarm Club
Come for a chance to bring and brag, ask questions, have a donut, and
learn something from a quick demo. This is a relaxed group where you can
meet other quilters and chat.
Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 Price $10

Followed by:
Ruler of the Month
Saturday after Longarm Club
12:30 $29.00

We are doing the next 6 months of longarm ruler club. Save 40% from
MSRP. These rulers are at a reduced price until they are released after the
6 months are completed. The cost this session will be $29/month.

NOTE: The previously scheduled "ZIPPERED STORAGE BAG" has been
cancelled. We may offer this class at a later date. The HandiQuilter
Education Event conflicts with this previously scheduled class.
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HandiQuilter Education Event
April 20 and 21, 2018
at S&B Quilting Studio


We are so enjoying our new space which provides comfortable space for
classes. We're having fun with our new AV edquipment all in hopes that
you have a great edcational experience.

Jane Hauprich from the eastern shore of Maryland will be the HQ educator
for our event in April. Jane has been quilting for 17 years and in 2009 she
discovered longarm quilting. Like lots of us, she never looked back. He
goal is to equip each student with as much information and knowledge as
possible. Jane will be teaching 4 classes in free motion quilting . (We will be
focusing on the ProStitcher quilting in our Fall Event in October.)

The four classes for the April Event are:

 Fast, Fun and Fabulous Free Motion
 Longarm Toybox
 Quilting Beyond the Design
 The Simple Path to Straight Line Quilting

Detailed information on the 'Events' tab/




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FEBRUARY 2018

Longarm Club
Casual gathering of Longarm quilters to share successes and challenges.
Bring and brag. Share techniques. Learn a new technique
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018
10:30 - 12:00
Price $10
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Basic Free Motion Longarm Quilting  with Betsy Arcari

Saturday Feb,17, 2018
Class Fee:  $40.00

For the beginning free motion quilter (that doesn’t mean you just got your
machine ��) – come learn all the basic moves and line segments to
develop your free motion skills.  If you are a doodler you know that you can
draw certain shapes and lines without really thinking and they come out
looking pretty much the same.  This is due to “muscle memory”.  

Muscle memory is responsible for such expertise as playing the piano and
other musical instruments.  Muscle memory allows us to write without
thinking about each letter.  In all these examples, practice is what develops
the muscle memory and promotes expertise.  Practice is what will make you
proficient in free motion quilting.  You can begin to train your muscles for
quilting by using pencil and paper.  You can “doodle” quilting designs on
paper and this will transfer to you free motion quilting.  

There are a few basic lines that allow you to create most quilting motifs.  
We will review and practice these.   


Call to reserve your spot
734-648-01
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Simple Bag Making from Quilted Material and Orphan Blocks
With Betsy Arcari

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
10:00 – 2:00
Class Fee:  $40.00
Kit fee: $10.00

You can use your longarm machine to create quilted fabric that can be
used in a variety of project. In this class we will create 2 simple bags from
quilted material.  Each student will bring (or purchase if you don’t have your
own) quilted fabric.  We will make (1) small zippered clutch and (2) a
medium size tote.

After learning these simple techniques, you will make many of these simple
bags.  They make great gifts and are a great way to use up extra fabric
and orphan blocks.  

Supply List (You bring)

•        Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
•        Pins
•        6" and/or 12"ruler
•        Sewing machine with quarter inch foot
•        Neutral sewing machine thread
•        Rectangles of quilted fabric or orphan blocks
o        Small clutch will use one  rectangle 8” x 16” of pre-quilted fabric
o        Tote will use orphan blocks sewn together to make (2) pieces 15”x
18”
o        Tote uses fabric lining (muslin) (2) pieces 15” x 18”
Kit to Include:
12” zipper (for small clutch)
Batting for bags and handles
Fusible fleece for bag front and back
Call to reserve your spot
734-648-0188
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March 2018
Longarm Club
Casual gathering of Longarm quilters to share successes and challenges.
Bring and brag. Share techniques. Learn a new technique..
Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:30 - 12:00
Price $10
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Longarm Tools and Techniques with Betsy Arcari
Thursday, March 15, 2018
10:00 – 2:00
Class Fee; $40.00

Rulers, Stencils, Groovy Boards, Pantographs.  There are many ways to
create precise quilting designs without a computer.  Free motion quilting
can be enhanced using these various tools.  Each one has its own learning
curve.  We will demonstrate and provide written guidelines for each of the
various techniques listed.  Come join us and expand your quilting
repertoire with these tools.  
Call to reserve your spot
734-648-0188
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Dress A Girl Around the World
Tuesday, March 20 2018
10:30 – 4:00
http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com

Check out this website to see why we have chosen this charity project to
participate in. We (and most of you) have everything we need to help out
this very worthy cause. We have fabric just waiting for a project, we have
the space to gather where we can produce lots of these dresses.  We have
machines and the know how to make a nice contribution to the effort. Here
is everything you need to know/bring to join us.

We can accommodate about  10 sewers.  Please call to reserve a spot
These dresses use double fold bias tape.  We plan to make our own using
the simple bias making tool.  (Bias tape is too expensive to purchase in
large quantities.)

S&B will provide:  Fabric, a serger, sewing instructions and snacks.  
Participants to bring: sewing machine and thread, scissors and the usual
accompaniments, bias tape maker  1/2 inch  (Only if you already have one)
Trims like rick rack, lace, buttons or other things you might want to use to
decorate the pockets of these simple sun dresses. There are good
suggestions  on the website,  
Bring Lunch or remember we are between McDonald’s and Wendy’s ad
across the street from Busch’s grocery which has great sandwiches.    
Call to reserve your spot
734-648-0188
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April 2018
Longarm Club
Casual gathering of Longarm quilters to share successes and challenges.
Bring and brag. Share techniques. Learn a new technique
Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:30 - 12:00
Price $10
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Zippered Storage Bag
Thursday, April 19 , 2018
10:00 – 4:00
Class Fee:  $50.00

Learn to make a great zippered multi-use bag.   This bag can easily be
used as a project bag, a storage bag for clothing, sweaters or lingerie, or
as a packing cube for your travels.   It comes with directions for two sizes,
has a see-through breathable top, and can be made with optional handles.  
Finished sizes are 11”x14”x4” and 10”x9”x4”.     

Pattern will be provided in class. Pre-cutting directions and fabric choices
will be e-mailed prior to class.
There will be a break for lunch.  You can bring a lunch or remember we’re
between McD’s and Wendys and across the road from Busch’s.    
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Advanced Free Motion Quilting with Renae Russell
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:30 – 12:30
Class Fee:  $40.00

Renae will take our students beyond the basics to some advanced Free
Motion quilting techniques.  In this class, Renae will use advanced free
motion skills to plan quilt compositions for a whole quilt. That is a “whole
quilt” as opposed to a “whole cloth” quilt    

Renae uses stencils extensively both in their entirety or in segments to mix
and match in planning the layout of a whole quilt.  Renae will teach another
class in June where these techniques will be applied to a “whole cloth”
quilt.  

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May 2018
May Longarm Club
Casual gathering of Longarm quilters to share successes and challenges.
Bring and brag. Share techniques. Learn a new technique

Note:  This is an exception to the usual first Saturday.  Sher and Betsy will
be at a retreat.  
Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:30 - 12:00
Price $10
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June 2018
Longarm Club
Casual gathering of Longarm quilters to share successes and challenges.
Bring and brag. Share techniques. Learn a new technique

Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:30 - 12:00
Price $10
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Wholecloth Quilts with Renae Russell

Thursday, June 14, 2018
10:00 – 3:30
Price: $80.00 (includes lunch)
Minimum 4 students

This two part class (morning and afternoon) starts with How to use  
stencils   to plan out your wholecloth quilt.  In the afternoon, Renae will help
you use these tools to plan out your own project.  This is an all day class.  
Lunch will be provided.  
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July and August 2018

Longarm Club
Casual gathering of Longarm quilters to share successes and challenges.
Bring and brag. Share techniques. Learn a new technique


Saturday, July 7 and August 4, 2018
10:30 - 12:00
Price $10

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S&B Quilting Studio  PO Box 7  1210 E M36  Pinckney, Mi 48169
734-648-0188
2018 classes