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1542G Hwy 421s   Boone, NC 28607   (828)264-1049                                3358 Robinhood Rd.  Winston Salem, NC 27106   (336) 760-1121
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Classes & Events!!
Classes & Events!!

Greetings from the Voice behind the window,
Spring has sprung at Sew Original and we have SEW much going on to share with you! We have TWO new Block of the Month programs starting this summer: Mulberry Lane by Cherry Blossoms and the Bernina Block Party Sew Along starting in August. Our Let’s Get Organized Bag of the Month has been so popular, we’re starting it again in July! Also in July, Jeannie will be holding Kids Camp and space is very limited so sign up quick!

I’m VERY excited about a new club I’m starting called Birdie’s Sewing Club. We’ll be getting together to sew for the little ones in our lives.  

Be sure to put our Spring Fling on your calendar. There will be all sorts of shenanigans going on!  

We celebrate all the changes that life brings upon us. We are saying farewell to Pat Glaunert as she and her husband are moving to Georgia. Pat has been a integral part of our shop and has inspired many especially through her garment clubs and classes. We will miss her terribly!  

Shirley and the Winston-Salem Sew Original Staff

   REMEMBER, we ask that you please take Machine Mastery # 1 first. The other classes can then be taken in any order.
  Machine Mastery # 1: Introduction to Your Machine– Required before all other classes. Needles, Threads, Maintenance, Basic Stitching.         Machine Mastery # 2: Basic Operation Basic Stitches, Utility functions, Hemming 
  Machine Mastery # 3: Basic Operation continued Buttonholes, Button Sew-On, Zippers 
  Machine Mastery # 4: Stitch Fun Functions, Memory, Alphabets 
  Machine Mastery # 5: Stitch Fun Continued Free Motion, Bernina Stitch Regulator, Double Needle, Wing Needle 

  Embroidery Machine Mastery Classes
Machine Mastery Embroidery Basics: Learn all about embroidery threads, needles, stabilizers, and hooping and what you can do with your new embroidery machine. You will learn how to manipulate and stitch our designs found within your machine. Please bring your machine, embroidery module and large oval hoop.

  DECO & Aurora 430/440 Embroidery Machine classes will be scheduled as needed. Mastery Classes are provided to you when you purchase a new or used machine from Sew Original. You will need to purchase the appropriate Machine Mastery Kit for the Machine you purchased.

Kids Camp
Jeannie will be holding kids camp this summer! Camp will be limited to four students so sign up early! You must be at least 10 years old to attend. Bring a bag lunch and your sewing machine (or rent one from the shop) and spend five days sewing away! Friday we’ll order in pizza and celebrate your new sewing skills!  

To register, call or stop by the shop and leave a contact name, phone number and email and Jeannie will get in touch with you to discuss the projects and what you need to bring to camp.

July 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 10:00 am—2:30 pm Cost: $175

An excellent learning opportunity for ALL BERNINA Software 8 owners
Any level of software, any level of ability!
A different lesson every month!

Join us for a V8 lesson presented virtually by a Bernina educator. We will participate in the lesson with plenty of time for Q & A. You will go home with the lesson (including the virtual recording and all of the lesson handouts) copied to your USB. Show and Tell featuring student embroidery creations is always a favorite part of the class. If you can’t attend the virtual lesson that day, you can bring your USB and get them after the class date. You must bring a USB to get the lesson downloaded to take home. We suggest you have an 8MB or 16MB USB that you keep specifically for Software Inspirations. (CD’s are no longer provided.) Class/Lesson Fee $10

Lesson 5 (May) “Reaching Beyond the Limits” – Saturday, May 20 10 – 11:30
BERNINA Software 8 has new multi-hooping features. During this lesson, we will explore how this new feature works and how to best align designs that reach beyond the limits of your embroidery hoop.

Lesson 6 (July) “Shhh….it’s a secret!” - Saturday, July 15 10 – 11:30  
Something new and exciting is coming to BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 and this lesson will spill the beans on these new updates.

Lesson 7 ( August) “Let’s Get Personal” – Saturday, August 19 10 – 11:30
Personalization of items is always in vogue. Let’s explore the monogramming program of Software 8 and create monograms that can be used on a variety of blanks.

Build Your Sewing Skills!
This is your opportunity to learn fun sewing techniques and tricks from Susan Fears, one of BERNINA’s expert educators! Susan will come to us virtually to present a lesson that incorporates presser feet, accessories, BERNINA machine and Overlock/Serger techniques in projects for everyday living. We will watch the recorded video presentation and then practice some of the techniques that were shown using store machines. You will not need to bring your machine or sewing supplies for this club. Small supply fee may be charged depending on the lesson. This club is for sewers with all levels of sewing ability! If you can’t attend the virtual lesson that day, you can bring your USB and get them after the class date. You must bring a USB to get the lesson downloaded to take home. We suggest you have an 8MB or 16MB USB that you keep specifically for BERNINA Club.  Class Fee of $10 

Lesson 5 (May) “Designing with Circles” Saturday, May 20 @ 12:30
Add circular motifs to any project with the BERNINA Circular Embroidery Attachment. Create circular patchwork, applique, couched effects and use decorative stitches – all with this one amazing device that works with a wide range of feet.

Lesson 6 (July) “Just Couch It!” Saturday, July 15 @ 12:30
Add texture to our project any time with the couching feet. Find out the secrets to pairing them up with a variety of cord sizes.

Lesson 7 (August) “Piping and Cording” Saturday, August 19 @ 12:30
Learn to create piped and corded edges that are useful in many types of sewing and quilting. Piping or cording can add a finished accent as well as make easy to finish edges.

BERNINA Embroidery Software V8 Classes
Learn to have fun and be creative using your embroidery software! Terri will be teaching the following classes this quarter. For all classes bring your laptop with Software V8 loaded, computer power cord, an external (wired) mouse and pen/paper for notes.

I’ve Got V8! – Intro and Basic Editing for the NEW Software owner  
If you are a new BERNINA software owner this class is a pre-requisite for all other BERNINA Embroidery Software V8 Classes!
This Hands-On computer class will start you on your journey to lots of fun and creativity using your embroidery software. Learn to navigate the software and basic editing skills. No class fee for those that purchased Software V8 from Sew Original. All others $60
Friday, May 12 10:00 – 4:00

I’ve Got V8 – UPDATE!
Have you updated your BERNINA Software to V8 and want to explore the new features? This hands-on class is for those that are somewhat familiar or experienced with previous versions of the software. V8 must be installed and running on your laptop before the class date!
No class fee if the update is purchased from Sew Original, $35 if purchased elsewhere.
Monday, July 10 5:30 – 7:30

Are you having trouble getting a design from a CD to your embroidery machine to stitch it out? Artlink 7 is your solution! We will explore the FREE Artlink 7 software that is available for download from the BERNINA consumer website. The class will include how to find and save a design to your computer and then send it to your machine! This is a great class for any new embroidery machine owner that has not purchased Editor+ or Designer+ software. This class will be a hands-on computer class with the instructor demonstrating sending a design to a USB stick. You must have the free Artlink software loaded before class.  
Class Fee - $20 This 2 hour class will be scheduled as needed. See Terri if interested.

Embroidery Club
 Joyce Dimock
This is the last Embroidery Club class for the Spring. 
The next class will be in September.
You will need to sign up prior to class, pick up the supply list and come to class with your sewing/embroidery machine and all listed supplies. We will complete the project in the 2-hour class time. The fee does not include the use of the design outside of class. I will tell you where the design can be purchased for future use. Max. class size is 6. Sign up to save your space. Hope to see you in class

Tuesday, May 2nd-----10-12noon, 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm   
Come make a “Christmas Card” in May. In this class you will embroider a beautiful Redwork design on a card. Ready to send to someone special. Fee is $20.  

All About Embroidery Fearless for 2017- Joyce Dimock
The class is a Video presentation from BERNINA of the months’ project; therefore, you only need to bring the USB mentioned below to class, nothing else. 

The class presentation will include 1) Project tips, a lesson handout and reference materials, 2) a PDF of the Power Point used in the lesson, 3) Consumer Embroidery Designs for the project and 4) a recording of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to bring a USB (maybe get one just the SEW-CIAL CLUB PROGRAMS) to class for me to download the class information at the beginning of class. We are no longer going to make a CD with the class information as so many computers no longer have CD players. If you have paid for the class and are unable to make it to the class, bring in your dedicated USB and anyone working in the store can load the program on your USB. **Remember the 200/730 machines need a 2 or 4 GB USB, all others an 8 or 16 GB USB is fine. 

The Fee is $10 per class and you need to sign up prior to class. 

Wednesday, May 3rd from 10-11 am or 6-7pm –“Sew Many Options” – This presentation is a tote perfect for showing off embroidery designs! Take a look at several different embroidery techniques as you create the perfect totes to showcase your machine embroidery.

This class is a Video presentation from BERNINA and then a hands-on time.
For class, you will need to bring your computer with your DesignWorks Software loaded, a wired mouse, and the USB mentioned below. We will watch the presentation and then do the lesson on the computer together. Each class presentation will include 1) Project tips, a lesson handout and reference materials, 2) a PDF of the Power Point used in the lesson, 3) Consumer Embroidery Designs for the project and 4) a recording of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to bring a USB (maybe get one just the SEW-CIAL CLUB PROGRAMS) to class for me to download the class information at the beginning of class. We are no longer going to make a CD with the class information as so many computers no longer have CD players. If you have paid for the class and are unable to make it to the class, bring in your dedicated USB and anyone working in the store can load the program on your USB. **Remember the 200/730 machines need a 2 or 4 GB USB, all others an 8 or 16 GB USB is fine. 
The Fee is $10 per class and you need to sign up prior to class. 

Wednesday, May 3rd from 1-3pm ---This presentation is “Creating Shapes” - Weld, Intersect and Trim can be used to create unusual shapes. Explore these tools to create a unique project of your choosing using your CutWork Software.


This monthly club focuses on the garment patterns from Linda Lee’s Sewing Workshop collection. Each month we view Linda’s tutorial where she shares her sewing techniques and style ideas with us. We have show and tell of our own work and share questions and knowledge. If you’d like to get back to sewing garments, this club is for you. Membership is $99/year, which includes a USB for the monthly tutorials and all the meetings. Non-members monthly attendance is $20/month. Non-members do not receive the USB, but that month’s tutorial will be emailed to you as a pdf.  Sew Confident will be led by Beverly Disher and Theresa Reid.
May 13, June 10 and July 18, 10am-3pm

CLASS CANCELLATION & BAD WEATHER POLICIES Sew Original requires that you pre-register for ALL classes. Payment is due at time of registration. This assures your place in the class. We need this commitment from you for our classes to run smoothly. Also, it helps our teachers to properly prepare for the class. Our teachers work hard to offer classes they hope our customers will want to take & enjoy. Refunds are available only when a student cancels at least 7 days prior to the class. NO Refund will be given if a student cancels within 6 days before class. In the event that Sew Original / teacher must cancel a class, students will be contacted and a full refund will be given. Please do not ask for exceptions. Remember all students are here to learn new techniques and build their sewing skills. As much as we love children, we ask that you DO NOT bring your children to class, unless it is a class for your child or a class that is for the child & parent working together. Remember to turn off the ringer to your phone. If you answer your phone, please leave the classroom to answer your phone. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your class is scheduled. This allows the teacher time to set up the classroom and get ready for the class. Please let us know if you have a class you want to see in our shop. You may also create your own class. Get 4 or more friends together, contact us, and we will find a teacher and set aside a time for the class.
This is also the season when we might have questionable weather. If the local school system is closed our classes for the day will be canceled or rescheduled. Please call the shop before coming to a class during bad weather. 

Save the Date!
Friday, August 4

5pm - 9/10pm

Customer Fun Night
Sew In
What to Bring: Sewing project, machine, etc.  
Heavy snack or covered dish to share
And let’s sit and sew until the wee hours of the evening!

Have you found yourself trying to hide under a chair in class because you were afraid to ask how to do something that it seemed everyone else knew how to do? Well, here’s your chance to enter the safe zone! The Peep Show is a series of quick demonstration classes geared toward newbies (and everyone is a newbie at something). We start at the basics and work our way from the bare basics like using a rotary cutter to specific techniques like hand and machine appliqué. The demos last about 30 minutes. You watch and learn and ask questions.  

The Peep Show happens every Tuesday at 5:30 and each week is a new topic and it’s FREE! When you attend, you will receive a stamp card. You receive a stamp for every Peep Show you attend. Once you have 10 stamps, you will receive $25 off a class of your choice! Teachers: Sew Original Staff

Hand Appliqué Group Therapy

Have an appliqué project that just isn’t going anywhere?  Have a gorgeous appliqué pattern but afraid to start?   You know what they say, “it takes a long time to make a quilt you NEVER work on”!!!!  Well, pack up your projects and let’s all work together.   A sit & appliqué group with the added bonus of having help and encouragement near-by.  Maybe even learn  a new trick or two to add to your arsenal.

Time: 3rd Thursday of each month from 10am-12:30 (right before 3rd Thursday BOM) 
Cost: FREETeacher: Holly Alloway

Here’s a list of the Peep Shows through May.  Taking the summer off and we'll start all over again in September!  

May 2 - Hand Quilting                     May 16 - Paper Piecing                May 30 - Machine Applique
May 9 - Binding                                May 23 - Hand Applique
Upcoming Classes
Make Them Talk – Or Sing! - Working out the communication challenges between your computer and your embroidery machine
Bring your computer with either Artlink 7 or BERNINA Embroidery Software loaded and your embroidery machine and Cyndy and Terri will work with you on getting designs to your machine to stitch out. (Be sure to get the supply list before the class date!)
Monday, July 10 1:30-4:00 $15 ($10 rebate toward embroidery products will be given to class participants)

Pillowcase workshops
Debbie Voigt will be hosting a monthly pillowcase workshop to create cheerful pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer).  The pillowcases we make will be delivered to kids fighting cancer at Brenner's Children's Hospital and at Ronald McDonald House.  In September, Ryan's Case for Smiles delivered the ceremonial millionth pillowcase to children in hospitals across the country.  Fabric will be provided by the shop so all you need to bring is your machine and basic sewing supplies.  Don't worry if you don't know how to make a pillowcase!  Debbie will show you! Wednesday, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Collage Quilt 
Make a fun quilt with very little sewing!! This quilt uses Steam-a-Seam II to attach your choice of fussy cut fabrics to
 make one of the patterns that you choose. The shop has a wide variety of Fiberworks Collage patterns available! 
Saturday, July 22, 10:00am-3:00pm, COST: $45, Teacher: Lita Weiter

English Paper Piecing
Never get caught without a hand project to do while waiting at the doctor, airport, after school pick up, etc. again! This fun, addictive hand-work technique is so portable, you’ll always have something to do. We’ll cover tips and tricks in the class while we make hexagons and talk about the endless project possibilities.  Thursday, July 6, 10:00am - 12:00pm, COST: $20, Teacher: Lisa Alley

Fabric Bowls
Do you have oodles of scraps left from Christmas projects? Do you want to tidy up your sewing space by 
making more room? Come join us for a delightful class in which you will learn to make whimsical fabric bowls. 
Make them to use, make them to give, make them to add pops of color to your spaces!  This is a fun, inspiring,
 easy class for everyone!  Saturday, May 27, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, COST: $45, Teacher: Laura Dilbridge

Garden Girls
This class will focus on creating a small collage quilt or series of quilts to incorporate photo transferred images, 
hand embroidery, interesting fabrics, and texture using 3-D flowers which we will create using unique techniques. 
 Susan will walk you through each step of these little quilts!  They could be hung all together or would make great 
gifts for special friends and family!  We will be using many different fabrics such as hand dyed fabrics, felted wool, 
cheesecloth and more.  (Kits available upon request before class date) Tuesday, June27, 10:30am-3:30pm, 
COST: $55, Teacher: Susan Edmonson

Little House: Embellish Your World
This tiny little house is a work of art!  It’s all about embellishing using vintage and hand dyed fabrics with
 hand embroidery.  Susan will walk you through each step of one of her newest 3-D creations using fun
 and funky techniques!  We will be using several different types of fabrics, such as hand dyed Cheesecloth, 
Silk/Rayon Velvet, Osnaburg and more!  There is nothing more fun than stitching and creating your own
little world atop a hill of fabrics and threads!  There will be several options of houses, such as a winter
house, a Tiki Hut for the beach, one with lots of flowers and more!  It’s a tiny piece but so beautiful!  This
class will also be offered at 2017 Houston Quilt Fest.  The pattern and partial kit will be provided by Susan
for your convenience with the class fee. Tuesday, July 25, 10:30am-3:30pm, COST: $55, 
Teacher: Susan Edmonson

Bloom Garden: 3 Mini Prayer Flags
Susan’s newest creation is designed to encourage you to see nature in a new way!  Pay attention to details
 in the world, they are there for us to all enjoy.  This project is designed as a prayer flag or garland.  Each little
 flag piece is only about 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” in size.  This could be slightly different if you like, but keep them small 
as they will be more fun & easier to finish.  Incorporate as many techniques as you desire for each little piece 
of art.  You will learn many embroidery and embellishing techniques in this class.    We will be making most of
 the flowers from different types of Yo-Yo’s!  Six-Eight to be exact .  No machine required.
Saturday, August 26, 10:30am-3:30pm, COST: $55, Teacher: Susan Edmonson

T-Shirt Quilt
Do you have a ton of t-shirts you love but don’t wear anymore? You want to keep them but they take up all your drawer space? Turn them into a quilt! In class we will get you started prepping your shirts, fussy-cutting the art-work and talk about setting options, fabric selection and finishing.  Friday, June 16, 10:00am-4:00pm, COST: $45, Teacher: Lisa Alley

The Ultimate Tunic Workshop 
Plan to purchase the Tunic Bible by Gunn and Starr or a basic tunic pattern that is a better fit for you. 
The first day will focus on fit and constructing a muslin. Day two will be for working with fashion fabric, 
trims and details.  Friday, August 11, 10:00am - 4:00pm AND Saturday, August 12, 10:00am - 
3:00pm, COST: $40 for 1 day or $60 for both days, Teachers: Beverly Disher and Theresa Reid

Vintage Rose
Judy Niemeyer’s Vintage Rose brings together a wide-range of techniques for Foundation Paper 
Piecing, leaving students with the ability to move on to many other of her patterns once they have
 completed this design. These classes are designed to provide assistance in helping you understand the
 process and steps needed to complete the pattern. Lucille Amos, a Niemeyer Certified Instructor, will
 cover two techniques per class. You choose either the wall quilt or queen size quilt prior to the class. 
May 20, June 24, August 5 and September 9, 9:30am - 4:30pm COST: $480 (includes $95
 pattern) Teacher: Lucille Amos

Let's Get Organized in 2017 - July 2017 Start

This club was so popular when we started in January, we are starting another group in July. 

Instruction uses online videos and email instead of scheduled classes. Each month you will receive a "byAnnie" Bag pattern that is perfect for organizing your sewing room, home or to give as a gift. Twelve patterns in all. Each month a new technique is will be an expert at the end of the year! A flyer showing all the projects is at the end of this newsletter. Annie is known for her easy zipper and bag construction techniques!

Each month, on the first Tuesday we will have a "Show & Share" at the Shop. Stop in anytime to share your previous month's project and receive a free gift for sharing. Pick up your pattern and select fabric to get started on your next project.

Optional kits (monthly cost varies) for all supplies (bag zipper, vinyl, mesh, Soft & Stable interfacing, buckles, etc) will be available for preorder AND you can order as many kits as you like at the discounted club rate. Perfect for making gifts all year long!

$45 to join includes your $15 one-time club fee and first 3 months fees. Monthly club fee includes your pattern. You will be billed $30 each quarter. Your order can be mailed for a nominal fee if you like. 
Club fee gives you access to emails with hints and techniques,  video tutorials AND the 15% savings on kits and all byAnnie products for 12 months. Remember you can preorder as many kits as you need each month at a discount! Sign up by calling the shop today and make 2017 the year YOU become a bag expert and get organized.


Join Sew Original’s Mulberry Lane Club

Ready to make a beautiful Holiday quilt? “Mulberry Lane” by Cherry Blossoms is the perfect applique quilt. Cherry Guidry, who shared her applique tips at the March Retreat has designed a quilt filled with Christmas trees, Snowmen and Houses.

 The club will start in July and run for 5 months. Club operates via email and does not require class attendance, though we will have a day for sewing! Fee includes pattern and all fabrics including binding. Options include backing and mailing fees for those out of town. Cost is $39.99 for 5 months. Please sign up prior to June 1 to guarantee we have enough fabric. Picture shows Cherry at the March Retreat.

Sew-in Weekend!

Saturday, June 3
10am - 9/10pm
Sunday, June 4
10am - 5pm

Come for one day or both for a retreat without having to leave town!

Birdie's Sewing Club
The first meeting of Birdie's sewing club will be Thursday April 27 from 10am-2pm.  

What is Birdie's Sewing Club?  A chance to sew for little ones--children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or any little one that has stolen your heart.  Bring your project and your machine and join us.  Not a class, but a chance to share ideas and hints and motivation.  We will meet the 4th Thursday of each month. We will be sew happy to see you there!

Sew Original Holiday Quilt Retreat November 3 - 5, 2017
Signups now available for Sew Original’s Holiday Quilt Retreat. The Retreat is Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5. New this year is the option to add Thursday sewing beginning at noon and/or Sunday night sewing with Monday morning checkout. Visit the shop or call Kathleen/Salem Quilt Retreats at (336)631-5356 for details.

Bernina Block Party Sew Along
Nina McVeigh, Bernina Educator extraordinaire, has designed this wonderful quilt using Allison Glass’ 2017 Sun Prints. Starting in August, we’re going to offer it as a monthly Sew Along! Every month, we will construct a block in class. Once we have all the blocks completed, we’ll have a sew-in to complete the top. This will be a great class for beginners and for folks that just want to fit this quilt into their busy schedules. We’ll cover all sorts of tips and tricks along the way.  

We will have kits for the quilt and the cost of the Sew Along is included in the kit cost. Because we need to make sure we order enough fabric, you need to reserve your spot for the class by July 1!

Second Thursday of each month until we’re finished starting August 10
5:30pm - 8:00pm
COST: $150 includes kit and class (13-14 classes)
Teacher: Lisa Alley