Adults | Class Schedule 2017-2018

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Remember: When you sign-up for a class you will receive 10% discount on ALL your purchases from the time you register until the last day of your class (excluding Drop-in classes and Open Studio time). So sign-up early!

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PJ Night - October, November, December

Instructor: Laura Nownes

Can you do sewing dinner, laughter and dessert? YES! In this fun relaxed class you work on your own project with Laura and the gang. Wear your slippers and sew until bedtime!

Level: All (Min 6/Max 9)

When:   Session 1: Friday October 20, 5:30pm-11pm
              Session 2: Friday November 17, 5:30pm-11pm
              Session 3: Friday December 15, 5:30pm-11pm (One space left!)

Fee: $45 (Includes dinner by Laura!)


Staycation with Laura - TBD for 2018

Instructor: Laura Nownes

Relax, sew, start a new project, finish a gift, have lunch, dessert, drinks, fun, friends... and fabric bliss. What could be better than a quilting weekend at Wooden Gate Quilts with Laura Nownes? Sew, eat, leave everything overnight, sleep in your own bed, comeback refreshed and ready to sew again! Don't have a work in progress? Laura will have fun project options.

Level: All (Min 4/Max 9)

When:  TBD
Fee: $155 (includes dinner, 2 lunches)

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Singer Featherweight Maintenance Class - February 2018

Instructor: Dave Trebotich

Need to learn to maintain your Featherweight? Thinking about buying a Featherweight and have questions? This is the class for you!

Dave Trebotich and his family of Twice Nice Shoppe have over 40 years of experience in vintage sewing machine restorations, sales, service, parts, and maintenance/repair classes. Singer Featherweights are their favorite.

In this three hour class you will learn how to inspect, adjust, and lubricate your machine. You will learn how to handle thread jams, and learn about attachment parts that are available for your model. You will also have an opportunity to purchase direct from Twice Nice Shoppe any replacement parts and accessories you feel you must have.

Level: All (Min 3/Max 10)

When:  Saturday, February 17, 1pm-4pm

Fee: $35

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The Color Workshop/Collage

Instructor: Annalisa Jose

Art collage is a process that supports playful and intuitive expression through color and texture. We will begin the class with a short meditation to quiet the busy mind. In this workshop we will paint color wheels, play with oil pastels, craft paper and recycled materials. We will also learn how to use Mod Podge as a glue and sealant. Students will leave with a personalized art journal and a completed color wheel. Students are welcome to bring photos or purchase fabric from the shop.

About Annalisa... 
Annalisa Jose is a mixed media artist from Walnut Creek, Ca.  She creates abstract art through a process of layering color and texture with acrylics, fabric and paper.  Annalisa has completed the Art Cloth Mastery Program and graduated from Mills College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  She also creates original wearable art through a low-immersion dye process.  This process requires less water than most dye-immersion practices, creating unique patterns in the dye container that appear on the fabric/garment.  Find her on Instagram, artbyannalisa.

Level: All (Min 2/Max 9)

When:  3 Different Sessions (Sign-up for 1, 2 or all 3!)
Session 1: Sunday, January 28, 11am-3pm
Session 2: Sunday, February 25, 11am-3pm
Session 3: Sunday, March 25, 11am-3pm

Fee: $55 (each Session; includes supply kit)

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Paper Dolls All Grown Up

Instructor: Lynne Douglas

Do you remember the paper dolls you played with as a child? This is the grown up quilter's version. They can be dressed up, change the color of the hair and shoes, add glitz. The list goes on. This creative class will bring out the artist in you.

Level: All  (Min 5/Max 8)

When:  (2 classes total-6 hours)
              Tuesday, February 6, 2:30pm-5:30pm
              Tuesday, February 13, 2:30pm-5:30pm

Fee: $60

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Oliver the Owl Collage

Instructor: Lynne Douglas

This is a fun class for the confident beginner as well as the more advanced student. The owl will give you the opportunity to make a dent in your stash and scrap pile and perhaps let you try color combinations that are new to you. There are no rulers required. All you need is to be prepared to cut lots of feathers and have fun. This technique can be used for other birds and animals. You can try a selvage background or a collaged background. Lynne will teach you how to use Ultra Solvy to make a realistic tree bark. In addition you will learn how to face a quilt and she will demonstrate a variety of machine quilting stitches to finish your quilt. Lynne is an extraordinary fiber artist who will inspire you and help encourage you to escape your comfort zone. 

Once you learn this technique you'll never stop. It's so much fun!

Level: All  (Min 5/Max 8)

When:  (4 classes total-12 hours)
              Friday, January 5, 2:30pm-5:30pm
              Friday, January 19, 2:30pm-5:30pm
              Friday, January 26, 2:30pm-5:30pm
              Friday, February 9, 2:30pm-5:30pm

Fee: $110

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Tuffet Workshop - January 2018

Instructor: Jill Schlegeter

Jill has taught this popular class several times already at our shop and every single tuffet has turned out stunningly beautiful! Everyone says it's a fun and rewarding class!  You will learn to make the cover in the first class, then you'll have homework to finish your cover and in the second class you will put everything together and go home with a completed tuffet.

Level:  Intermediate (Min 6/Max 8)

When:  Saturday,  January 20, 11am-3pm
              Saturday, January 27, 11am-3pm

Fee: $68 (Additional cost for pattern and finishing kit ~$100-$125)