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Classes sept dec 2011

  1. 1. Fall Class Schedule 2011NEW! Saturday Creative Sewing Club Meet the Teacher Show and Tell Come join us for an evening get together and see Natasha and the Cloth Castle Gang the new classes for fall. Register for classes; seeHave you heard? We have a new club at The Cloth the toys that have come in over the last few Castle! Join us once a month for an all new club. months. And of course we always have a few We would like to show you all the new gadgets surprises for you! Refreshments served. and gizmos, all the new toys and embellishment Thursday Sept.15 7-9pm products. See what we can make from machine and hand embroidery patterns, new sewing FREE! Please let us know if you are attending to patterns and “sew” much more! We always love hold your see what you are working on too, so bring your show and tell to share! We are so excited, come First ever Cloth Castle Auction! and join the fun. We have so many samples at the store, more than4 sessions only $20 pre-register to hold your spot we can ever use in our homes. We want you to Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Oct. 29 and Dec.3 enjoy them so we are having an Auction! Just let 9:30am-11am us know if you would like to attend and we will save you a seat. We will then have a great selection of small to large quilts, aprons, fabric Quilt Club with Natasha books and more. You as the bidder determine the price. All proceeds will be donated to various Dates for Quilt Club charities and organizations in the Victoria area. Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 & Dec. 6 This is going to be a fun event and a great way toAll the seats available for this club have been spoken get a deal and get your Christmas gifts done too!for, but please leave your name on a wait list or drop FREE! Please let us know if you are attending to in list and we’ll see if we can find you a seat. hold your seat. Refreshments served. $5 drop in fee Thursday Nov.17 7-9pm
  2. 2. Quilt Till You Wilt Natasha Cloutier 2. Beginners Quilting Level 2- Natasha Cloutier Drop in and spend time working on your Take the next steps in quilting. Create a sample unfinished projects. Use our tables for basting quilt of various techniques. Each week learn 2quilts or laying out your blocks. There are always different blocks and techniques. Great for those who other quilters around to lend a hand or give an may need a refresher class on different techniques. opinion. Also covered in class the new way to put your binding Sept.17, Oct.8, Nov.5 & Dec.10 on by machine! 3 sessions $85 + materials 6pm-12am $15 per session Thurs. Oct.20, 27 & Nov.3 9:30am-1:30pm Payment due at registration to hold your seat. Sat. Nov.5, 12 & 19 9:30am-1:30pm 3. Twister Quilt- Natasha Cloutier Sunday Stitchin’ A great class using the ruler named Twister. This Vandy McCrea quilt is just so much fun; you will be making them for everyone! Enjoy a peaceful Sunday afternoon finishing up 1 session $40 + materials your projects; need a little help figuring out a Sat. Sept.24 9:30am-1:30pmpattern? Vandy is available to help get you going Wed. Oct.26 9:30am-1:30pm or to finish a project. Sept.25 or Dec.11 4. Scrappy Star- Natasha Cloutier 12-3pm $10 per session This quilt is great for all levels of quilters. This star and scrappy block whip up really quick. The star construction goes together really easy and there is no Sulky Seminar and Notion chance of losing any points! 1 session $40 + materials Commotion Sat. Sept.17 9:30am-1:30pm Fri. Nov.18 9:30am-1:30pm Monday September 26th 5. X-Blocks- Natasha Cloutier Join us for an all new Sulky Seminar! See new Using the ruler specific for this technique make a techniques and stabilizers. Great for quilters, great quilt. You won’t believe how easy this is. Thesewers and embroidery machine enthusiasts! Also quilt is all strip pieced for fast and efficient see all the newest notions and gadgets with construction. Notion Commotion! 1 session $40 + materials Wed. Sept. 21 9:30am-1:30pm One day only register today to hold your seat! 6. Strip Tube Quilt- Natasha Cloutier1. Beginners Quilting- Natasha Cloutier Using the Strip Tube Ruler create a very fast quilt New baby coming? Newly retired? Just want to using 2 ½” wide strips or combinations of varying sizes.learn to quilt? This is the class for you. In this very in A great tool and fun too!depth hands on class you will learn correct cutting 1 session $40 + materialstechniques, accurate seam allowance, correct pressing Wed. Oct. 12 9:30am-1:30pmand accurate measuring. All these skills will provideyou with the tools to create a beautiful quilt that you 7. Pinwheels the Easy Way- Natasha Cloutierwill be really proud of. In this quick technique class learn how to make a3 sessions $85 + materials pinwheel block the new, quick and easy way!Fri. Sept. 16, 23 & 30 9:30am-1:30pm 1 session $15 + materialsSat. Oct. 8, 15 & 22 9:30am-1:30pm Sat. Sept.17 3-4pmWed. Nov. 16, 23 & 30 9:30am-1:30pm Sat. Nov.12 3-4pm
  3. 3. 8. Dresden Plate the Easy Way- Natasha Cloutier 14. 5D Software for Beginners- This mini class will show you how to make Natasha Cloutier & Cindy WattDresden Plates entirely on your sewing machine. Have software and not sure what to do now?1 session $25+ materials Come and learn the basics of machine embroiderySat. Oct.15 3-5pm software. Our focus will be centered on the 5D software which is compatible for all machines.9. Drunkards Path the Easy Way- Natasha Cloutier 2 sessions $100 Another mini class to take away the fear of curve Fri. Sept. 16 & 23 4-5:30pmpiecing away! You may even call this a cheater way,this goes together very quick. 15. 5D Software Level 2-1 session $25+ materials Natasha Cloutier & Cindy WattSat. Oct.22 3-5pm Continue your journey through the software program, focusing on the Pro Version of the program.10. Machine Embroidery Whole Cloth Quilt- 2 sessions $100 Natasha Cloutier Fri. Oct. 7 & 14 4-5:30pm Maximize your machine potential and start to doall your finishing quilting on your embroidery 16. Sewing with Knits- Vandy McCreamachine! Using a Kwik Sew pattern, learn to sew with knits1 session $40 + materials to create a basic t-shirt. Vandy will discuss the correctWed. Oct.19 10am-4pm needles and machine settings. 1 session $30 + materials11. Hoopsisters Machine Embroidery Thurs. Sept. 22 9:30am-12pm Natasha Cloutier 17. Mini Log Cabin Picture Frame- Vandy McCrea a) Goosetracks Block of the Month Quilt Need a good project to take along? Want to learn 2 sessions $100 includes program to piece by hand? This class is a small project just Oct.25 (10-11am) & 28 (9:30am-1:30pm) perfect for anyone who wants to learn traditional piecing. A great take along project. 1 session $35+ materials b) Christmas Delights Quilt Wed. Oct.5 9:30am-12:30pm 1 session $40+ materials Oct. 18 9:30am-1:30pm 18. Laminate Lunch Bag- Vandy McCrea Reduce, reuse and recycle. Create a great reusable c) Beauty Found Quilt lunch sack! 1 session $40 + materials 1 session $25+ materials Sept. 28 9:30am-1:30pm Thurs. Nov.17 9:30-11:30am12. Constructing your Blocks in the Hoop- 19. Beginners Applique Sampler- Pauline See Natasha Cloutier Want to learn applique? Not sure where to start? Construct a crazy patch and a log cabin block Pauline will walk you through the basics, setting yourentirely in the hoop of your embroidery machine. machine, which stabilizer to use and many more hints1 session $40 + materials and tricks!Thurs. Nov. 10 9:30am-1:30pm 2 sessions $50 + materials Sun. Oct.16 & 23 12-3pm13. What’s new in your 5D Pro software- Natasha Cloutier and Cindy Watt Bring your laptop and explore some of the newupgrades in your 5D pro software.1 session $40Sat. Sept. 24 3-5:30pmSat. Nov.19 3-5:30pm
  4. 4. 20. Landscape 1- Pauline See 26. Ruffle Scarves- Cindy Watt Create a fun and easy landscape design using one Have you seen the new ruffle knitting yarns?of the Accidental Landscape patterns. A great skill These yarns are incredible. As you knit the yarn curlsbuilding class for introduction to landscape. around itself and makes a great ruffle effect. Join1 session $40 + materials Cindy for a quick class on working with these yarns,Mon. Sept. 19 9:30am-12:30pm she will get you started and show you finishing techniques. Some knitting experience required.21. Landscape 2- Pauline See 1 session $15 + materials The next class in the landscape series. Now build Sat. Oct.8 3-4pmyour own landscape design. In class we will recreate a Sat. Nov.5 3-4pmforest scene, using markers and paint for dimension.For best results a purchase of kit is recommended. 27. Fun Sew for Kids- Bonnie Benischek2 sessions $60 + materials This is a hands on class in which kids ages 6-12 willMon. Oct.17 & 24 9:30am-1:30pm learn to sew using sewing machines and sergers. 3-4 projects will be made in class.22. Landscape 3- Pauline See 4 sessions $80 + materials Continue your landscape journey. Apply Wed. Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5 & 12 4-6pmtechniques learned in previous classes to create your Wed. Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23 4-6pmown original piece. Use a photo to translate to fabric.3 sessions $60 + materials 28. Kids Can Quilt- Bryan BenischekMon. Nov. 7,14 & 21 9:30am-12pm Create a throw size quilt in this class. Quick, fun and easy. Great for ages 6-12.23. Free Motion Quilting- Pauline See 4 sessions $80 + materials Learn how to set your machine for free motion Thurs. Sept. 15,22,29 & Oct.6 4-6:30pmquilting. Use your machine for finishing raw edge Thurs. Nov.3, 10, 17 & 24 4-6:30pmapplique. Create machine embroidery embellishmentsto finish landscape quilts. This class will inspire you to 29. Kids Can Sew: Reuse My Jeans- Bryan Benischekget more out of your machine. Using an old pair of jeans, remove the legs and1 session $30 + materials turn it into a ruffle skirt. Ages 6-12.Fri. Oct.7 9:30am-12pm 2 sessions $40+ materialsWed. Nov. 9 9:30am-12pm Wed. Nov.30 & Dec.7 4-6:30pm24. 4D Quilt Design Creator Software- 30. Kids Can Sew: Fun fabric Pillowcase- Cindy Watt and Natasha Cloutier Bryan Benischek Learn to use your software to create unique and Create individualized pillowcases as gifts or just fororiginal quilting blocks. Create designs to stitch out fun.with your embroidery machine or long arm quilting 1 session $25 +materialsmachine. Fri. Oct. 21 4-6pm3 sessions $150 + suppliesThurs. Sept. 22, 29 & Oct 6 7-9pm 31. Kids Can Sew: T- Shirt Dress- Bryan Benischek Two ways to create a quick and easy dress.25. Load and Lesson- Cindy Watt 2 sessions $40+ materials Get together with Cindy and load your software. Thurs. Oct. 20 & 27 4-6pmOnce it is all up and running have a private lesson onfile manager and getting around your new software.1 session $100
  5. 5. Knitting Classes with 36. Begbie Cowl The Begbie Cowl is a fast and fun knit, perfect for Rebecca Gunderson gift giving or adding a splash of colour to your own Featuring wardrobe. Lacy ribbing in a thick single ply creates a light accessory that is soft and warm. Loop it around Jane Richmond Patterns twice for a loose fit that protects the back of your neck. Double it up and wear it snug like a key hole32. Aesderina or Jane Hat scarf for cold days. Pattern includes two styles for These are both beautiful patterns by a local finishing.knitwear designer. Choose from either pattern or if 1 session $30 + kityou feel ambitious do them both! Knit with Galoway Sat. Oct.29 9:30am-12:30pmHeather Yarn, beautiful, soft and warm wool. Makes a Sat. Dec.10 9:30am-12:30pmgreat gift for any occasion. Some knitting experiencerequired. 37. Cable Pullover Sweater2sessions $35 + kit Pattern from Sirdar designs. Suitable for theThurs. Sept. 1 & 8 7-9pm intermediate knitter. Learn construction of cables andFri. Nov.18 & 25 7-9pm different methods of finishing. 3 sessions $50 + kit33. Autumn or Autumn Leftover Hat Wed. Nov.2, 16 & 30 7-9pm A very satisfying knit! Choose from one of the twopatterns, or purchase both and make matching hats. 38. Oatmeal PulloverKnit with bulky wool and big needles, these hats whip This fitted pullover is knit from the top down andup in no time. Suitable for beginners and up. requires very little yarn. The body is generous in1 session $30 + kit length, featuring deep ribbing and raglan sleeveSat. Sept. 24 1:30-4:30pm shaping. The ¾ sleeves require no shaping and areSun. Oct.30 11am-2pm fitted to flatter. The entire garment is knit in the round and requires no seaming. Try it on as you knit for a34. Slipper Socks perfect fit! If you have ever wanted to learn to knit socks but 3 sessions $50 + kitdidn’t know where to begin, let me show you! Using Wed. Oct. 26, Nov.9 & 23 7-9pmdouble knitting weight yarn, we will learn to knit socksbut on a larger scale. These socks are very comfy and 39. Baby Surprisemake a great slipper style sock. Not to mention great Pattern by Elizabeth Zimmerman. The Babygifts! surprise jacket is an excellent pattern for making use3 sessions $35 + kit of odd lengths of yarn or for self-stripping yarns withFri. Oct. 7, 14 & 21 9:30-11:30am long colour repeats. This class is suitable for beginners. 3 sessions $50 + kit35. Marion Cowl Sun. Oct. 25, Nov.8 & 22 7-9pm This is a very fashion forward must haveaccessory. Marion is a mock-Mobius cowl that uses 40. Cotton Granny Square Crochet Blanketthe twisted loop method. An extremely fast knit with Some crochet experience is recommended for thisfantastic results. class. Sirdar Cotton Calico is featured in this project,1 sessions $30 + kit great array of colours, soft and easy to work with; theSat. Oct.8 9:30am-12:30pm possibilities are endless! Techniques covered in classMon. Oct.24 6:30-9:30pm are single crochet, double crochet and whip stitch.Fri. Nov.4 6:30-9:30pm 3 sessions $50 + kit Sun. Nov. 6, 13 & 20 2-5pm
  6. 6. 41. Curved Log Cabin – Susan McGregor Every day is a Sale Day Let’s bend the rules a bit and put a curve to thistraditional log cabin block. Learn to put the ruler aside at The Cloth Castleand cut gentle curves free style. You will soon see justhow easy these blocks are to sew up. Ideas on how to Monday – Buy 1 pattern at regular price get anotherquilt and perhaps embellishing your quilt will discuss 50%offin class. Tuesday- Buy 1 notion $10 or less get another for $2 Wednesday- Double punch on your punch card1 session $48 + materials Thursday- 15% off Knitting yarns and accessoriesSun. Sept. 18 11am-5pm Friday- 15% off Quilting CottonsFri. Nov. 4 10am-4pm Sunday- 15% Home Décor fabric42. Beginners Sewing- Bonnie Benischek Last Saturday of the Month Learn the ins and outs of sewing. Work on fun 20% off all regular and selected sale fabrics!projects of your choice. Bonnie will walk you throughyour pattern choice and show you short cuts to get it Are you receiving our emails?done quickly! If you aren’t you should! Advance notice of sales,1 session $80 + materials notice of coming events and store news! Join today atThurs. Oct. 13, 20, 27 & Nov. 3 7-9pm Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.43. Scrapmania- Bettye Shepard Join Natasha and Bryan’s blogs for more show and tell This scrappy project is simple in design, simple to and fun.cut, simple to construct, yet results in wonderful www.joyofquilting-natasha.blogspot.comintricate and stunning quilts. Value is the secret in this www.theburlyquilter.blogspot.comproject--LIGHT, MEDIUM, DARK will give your piecespark!! Thats it in a nutshell. Can be designed in amultitude of settings and bordered with a fusible floral Dates to remember:applique if you prefer. Sept. 5- Labour Day Store closed Sept. 26- Sulky Seminar2 sessions $55 + materials Oct. 10- Thanksgiving Store closedTues. Sept. 20 & 27 11am-5pm Nov. 11- Remembrance Day 12-4pm Dec. 24- Christmas Eve Early Closure44. Waverunner- Bettye Shepard Dec. 25 & 26- Christmas Day and Boxing Day Eight fat quarters turn this runner into a unique Store Closedtable topper. The "wave" is created from straight Dec. 31- New Year Eve. Early Closuresewn strips using a 9 or 10 degree wedge ruler. Youllnever be able to stop at just one! Quick, easy andwhat a great gift item for giving to family and friends. Store Hours1 session $45+ materials Mon-Thurs 9am-5:30pmSept. 30 10am-4pm Fri. 9am-8pm Sat. 9am-5:30pm45. Mexican Star- Bettye Shepard A beautiful wall piece to grace and wall of your Sunday 11am-5pmhome. Learn to work with points as Bettye walks youthrough this really special piece.2 sessions $55 + materialsTues. Oct. 4 & 11 12-6pm
  7. 7. Class registration policy: - Class fee due at time of registration. This holds your seat. - No cancellations seven days prior to class. No refunds after this point in time. - If a class is cancelled by the instructor or the Cloth Castle full refund will be issued. - 20% discount on all regular priced fabric The Cloth Castle your exclusive Vancouver Island and tools required for class. Handi Quilter headquarters! Studio frames and sit down quilting machines. - Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start of class. - Please refrain from wearing perfumes, for those with allergies. - Special events and Special guest no refunds. - Due to copyright rules and regulations, photocopies of patterns will NOT be accepted in any classes. Each person attending is required to purchase their own copy. Handi Quilter Studio Frame - Mark your tools. Lost or stolen items are Made of high-quality steel, the HQ Studio Frame is a robust, professional-grade table and frame system for your home not the responsibility of the instructor or studio. The Cloth Castle. - Sewing machine and sergers must be in running order. Knowledge of your machine is required for all classes. Private machine lessons can be arranged. Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen Sit Down If you love to free-motion machine quilt but struggle to fit your project in a small throat space, you’re going to love the HQ Sweet Sixteen®. Sixteen inches of throat space gives you room to quilt even a king-size quilt. The smooth surface of the included table allows your project to glide under the needle. The powerful motor handles quilting with ease and stitches up to 1500 stitches-per-minute. Choose your three favourite top speed settings, on the easy-to-use color touch screen and let the machine remember them. Come in for a demo of either of these great machines! The Cloth Castle your one stop sewing and quilting shop on Vancouver Island.
  8. 8. Sisters Oregon Bus Trip 2012 Quilts Off The Avenue Would you like to join us for our Quilt Challenge 2012trip down to Sister’s Oregon? Have you heard of the one day only The theme for the next quiltoutdoor quilt show? If you haven’t challenge (next August) will be this is an incredible quilt show to Red and White. see. We leave on Wednesday July 11 and come back Sunday July 15. We encourage all to be a part of this fun event. We encourage allWe are now taking names for the skill levels! trip and when final pricing isavailable we will contact you and The quilt has to be many all red let you know details. and white but can be made with All rooms are two beds per room any pattern and technique, the and non-smoking. We will have skies the limit! Have fun and bepricing available for single, double, creative, the more creative the triple and quad rooms. Just let us higher chance of winning. know your preference.