Adults | Class Schedule 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 - July, August

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:  2 Different Sessions (Sign-up for 1, 2 or both!).
              Session 1: Friday July 13, 5:30pm-11pm
              Session 2: Friday August 24, 5:30pm-11pm

Fee: $45 (Includes dinner by Laura!)


Staycation with Laura - September

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 6/Max 9)

When:  Friday September 7, 5:30pm-10pm
             Saturday September 8, 9:30am-5:30pm
             Sunday September 9, 11am-4pm
Fee: $155 (includes dinner, 2 lunches)

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Singer Featherweight Maintenance Class - August


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, August 11, 1pm-4pm

Fee: $35

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The 3-in-1 Betsy Bag - November

Instructor: Betsy LaHonta

This fun bag class is being taught by the pattern designer herself, Betsy LaHonta. Hear her tips and tricks for working with Kraft-Tex and learn her techniques for fabulous bag making! 

Enjoy three different looks from the same bag! With clever construction, movable straps, and a tuck-away top panel, the choice is yours. Wear it as a large carryall, a mid-sized drawstring bag, or a sleeker, smaller tote. Zip up your phone or keys in the secure outside pocket and organize other essentials in interior compartments. With the look and durability of a leather bag, this pattern sews up like a dream in kraft-tex and cotton fabric. Wear it your way.

• Roomy carryall, drawstring bag, and sleek tote—all in one!
• No patterns to trace! Simple-to-cut squares, rectangles, and strips
• Substitute kraft-tex and cotton fabric for upholstery leather
   Finished bag: 12˝ wide × 17˝ high × 5˝ deep

Level: All  (Min 4/Max 6)

When: Saturday, November 10, 10am-5pm

Fee: $80 (plus pattern $11.95 and optional $10 hardware kit available directly
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Layered Landscape (Golden Gate) - October

Instructor: Cyndy Rymer

Making a layered landscape is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together, only a whole lot more fun. Promise! Cyndy is in the process of designing a new Golden Gate Landscape Quilt, we will post a photo as soon as Cyndy is ready to share it. In the meantime you can reserve your spot in her class where the technique is similar for making all of her landscape patterns (Mt. Diablo, Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, Sonoma Coast, Lombard Street, and this Golden Gate beauty) Learn how to choose fabrics, make your foundation, cut your pieces and finish your quilt in this three day studio class.

Level: Intermediate (Min 3/Max 6)

When:  Saturday, October 13, 10am-3pm
              Sunday, October 14, 9:30am-2:30pm
              Saturday, October 20, 10am-3pm

Fee: $165 (pattern is not included in the price and availability is TBD)