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									                                                                 106 John St. N., Arnprior, On K7S 2N6
                                                                 Tel: 613-623-0500
                                                                 Fax: 613-623-0434
                                                                 Email: info@sewinspired.ca

Open House
Join us on Saturday January 21st from to 10:00 – 2:00 to meet the teachers,
see all the class samples and sign up for this season’s exciting line-up of

Class Scheduling:
We make every effort to schedule classes for your convenience, but if you see a class that you can’t
take because of the time or the date let us know. While it may not be possible to reschedule the class
due to other constraints, it often can be moved around so please tell us what times would work and we
may be able to help!

4D/5D Embroidery Software with Dona

OK. You have the embroidery machine (or are seriously thinking of getting it). You have 4D or 5D Embroidery
Software (or are seriously thinking of getting it). You’re ready to get into your embroideries and you sit there
looking at the machine (or brochure) and wonder “Where do I start? Learning the software basics is a great
place to start. Once you master the basics you will get so much more out of your machine and you will get the
versatility you are looking for. Bring your laptops and join us to really learn how to make the most of your

Time:         1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Dates:        Mondays Jan. 30, Feb. 27, Mar. 26
Level:        Beginner
Cost:         $15.00 per class

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Pfaff Club with Dona

I know, I know….you’re now the proud owner of a Pfaff sewing or sewing/embroidery machine. You’ve
promised yourself to try all the features, stitches, feet, etc. that come with your machine. Join this class
once a month and we will take you through a variety of topics from the very basics to a more advanced
level. Each class is designed to allow plenty of time for practicing a new foot, feature or technique as
well as time to ask questions, make note of helpful hints and explore topics you would like to know
more about. You will go home with the knowledge and confidence to get the most out of your machine
while meeting other quilter/sewers. A relaxed atmosphere is the order of the day…..there won’t be a

Time:          9:30 – 12:00 pm
Dates:         Tuesdays Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 27
Level:         Beginner
Cost:          $15.00 per class


Pick up your monthly kit and join in for half an hour to hear loads of tips and tricks for that month’s
block. Bring in your completed block from the month before and get one ballot in a draw to win your
backing and batting at 40% off! This is a great opportunity to see how other people have done their
blocks and to keep us on track at getting these fantastic projects done!

Ginger Rose by Bee Creative Studios

Ginger Rose is a 10 month program featuring a lovely mix of floral and graphic design prints, all in
beautiful late summer and autumn colors. The fabric, quilt and patterns are all designed by Nancy
Murty of Bee Creative Studio for Andover Fabrics. We’ll be changing our sample to reverse the black
and gold outer borders, so don’t forget to stop in and see our variation soon! This quilt finishes at 73” x
90”. Until we have the sample done check out the picture on the website but remember they always
look better in person!

Spaces will be limited and the program will be starting in January 2012 so sign up early to guarantee
your spot!
Dates:         Saturdays Mar. 3, Apr. 9, May 4, June 2, June 30, Jul. 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28

Time:          9:00 a.m.

Cost:          $26.00/month

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Baltimore Christmas – last 4 months

Inspired by the 1862 Thomas Nast drawing of Santa Claus on the Harper’s Weekly magazine cover, this
Baltimore album style quilt features a 24” center medallion Santa block surrounded by twelve 12”
blocks with a holly and berry swag applique border. All blocks can be done in your choice of applique
methods – our version is made using fusible pieces, but you could choose to do all or some of it by
hand as well. This is a twelve month program starting at the end of May. The quilt top finishes at 70” x
Dates:         Saturdays Jan. 28, Feb. 18, Mar. 17, Apr. 14

Time:         9:00 a.m.

Tonga Rhapsody by Timeless Treasures – last 5 months

This Block of the Month is a gorgeous batik quilt from Timeless Treasures. The quilt is 92″ x 106″ and
features twelve 10″ blocks in a unique setting to showcase the Tonga Batik fabrics. The sample is up in
the shop and looks much better than this image!

Dates:        Saturdays Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 24, Apr. 28, May 26

Time:         9:00 a.m

Goose Tracks                 by HoopSisters

We’re really excited to have been selected as a HoopSisters partner and to be able to introduce Goose
Tracks as our very first EmbroidaBlock! If you have an embroidery machine (any brand) this project will
be a perfect introduction to what your machine can accomplish for you! All the blocks are totally
pieced and embroidered in your hoop – all you need to do is pick your fabrics and put the blocks

Join us in person for the first few sessions of this project if you’ve never appliqued or pieced in the
hoop – once you learn the basic techniques you’re free to proceed on your own – and as usual we can
mail out your monthly packages for a minimal cost as well!
Unlike other blocks of the month where everyone makes the same pattern in the same fabric, we’ve
decided to let you pick your own – so our first session will be structured as a planning/buying meeting.
Your monthly fee includes CD copies of the patterns, complete instruction files, and most of the fabric
– we’ve left some for you to add in as you go.

Dates:        Saturdays Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 3, Apr. 14, May 4, June 2

Time:         9:00 a.m.

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Technique Classes
Paper Piecing with Nancy

Join us in this class of easy paper piecing techniques. Start with the basics and learn a new skill! Unlike other
methods of paper piecing, Nancy will show you a ripless method that saves tons of time! We’ll have some kits
ready for you to practice on.

Time:                  9:30 – 12:30 pm
Date:                  Friday Feb. 3
Level:                 Beginner
Cost:                  $25.00+$5 Kit fee

Machine Quilting Basics with Katrina
 Learn the basics of machine quilting with Katrina! We will discuss the basics of needles, thread and batting so
 that you can avoid common pitfalls. Use your walking foot to quilt straight lines and even gentle curves. You will
 be amazed at what you can quilt using just your walking foot. Then switch to your free-motion or darning foot
 and learn the basics of free-motion quilting and discover how much fun quilting can be.

Time:                  9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dates:                 Saturdays Feb. 18, Mar. 3
Level:                 Beginner
Cost:                  $30.00+$10 Kit fee

Hand Quilting with Katrina
 Interested in hand quilting? Do you have a special project that deserves an extra touch? This is the class
 to get you started. Join us to learn hand quilting techniques, how to begin and end a line of stitches and
 how to mark your quilting design. In this workshop we will also discuss marking tools, needles, thread and
Time:                  1:00 – 4:00 pm
Date:                  Saturday Feb. 18
Level:                 Beginner
Cost:                  $30.00

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Machine Appliqué with Barb
 We’ll learn about both finished and raw-edge appliqué techniques, play with various threads for embellishment
 and discover different ways of finishing your raw edges. Perfect for getting ready for that first McKenna Ryan
 project that you’ve always wanted to start!

Time:                   9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Date:                  Friday Feb. 24
Level:                 Beginner
Cost:                  $30.00+$5 Kit fee

Machine Quilting Block by Block with Katrina
 In this class we will explore simple yet extremely effective ways to quilt your quilt top one block at a time!
 You will be surprised at how often you will use these essential quilting techniques. We’ll cover such
 techniques as continuous curve, wavy grid, clam shell, zig-zag clam shell and more – once you’ve learned
 these techniques you’ll wonder how you quilted without them!

Time:                  9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Date:                  Saturday Mar. 17
Cost:                  $30.00+$10 Kit fee
Level:                 must have taken machine quilting basics

Machine Quilting Feathers with Katrina
 Have you ever looked at machine quilted feathers and thought – that looks way too hard and I could never
 do it?? This is the class for you! Come and let Katrina show you just how easy spectacular feathers are to
 quilt! We will explore different feathers from the basic machine-quilted feather to more ornate and
 whimsical feathers. Spectacular feathers are broken down into easy steps to achieve terrific results!

Time:                  9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Date:                  Saturday Mar. 31
Cost:                  $30.00+$5 Kit fee
Level:                 must have taken machine quilting basics

Machine Quilting More Fills with Katrina
 Have you taken machine quilting classes but are still wanting to learn more fills and free-motion quilting
 patterns? If so this course is for you! We will explore even more fill designs that can be used in the background
 of your quilt blocks or enlarged to create an overall design. This course will expand on what we covered in the
 machine quilting series to add even more quilting effects to your repertoire so that you have more design
 options. We will cover Pebbling, various types of Echo (the variations on Echo are truly amazing), easy straight-

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 line free-motion fills (they are easier than you think), and McTavishing and variations of each. You’ll love these
 new designs!

Time:                    9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dates:                   Saturday Apr. 14
Cost:                    $30.00+$5 Kit fee
Level:                   must have taken machine quilting basics

Project Classes – Quilting & Sewing

Baltimore Hand Appliqué with Brenda - continued

If you’ve wanted to learn and master the techniques of traditional hand appliqué, this series of classes is for you.
Once a month for 9 months we will be working on a 12 block sampler from Rosemary Makhan’s Rose Sampler
Supreme. (Optionally you can make the full 20 block project by completing the balance of the blocks on your
own). Truly a keepsake when completed. Learn to choose fabrics, prepare a block, appliqué and embellish.

Time:                    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dates:                   Saturdays Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 3, Mar. 24, Apr. 28, May 19
Level:                   Beginner
Cost:                    $130.00 plus book

Fun’ N Done with Nicole
  You can choose any one of the Fun’ n Done series of patterns to create your own quilt as you go masterpiece!
  The quilting is completed while you construct each block. Sew the blocks together, and you’re done! Now that’s

Time:                     10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dates:                    Wednesdays Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 7
 Cost:                    $40.00 plus pattern and template
Level:                    Beginner

Learn to Quilt with Barb

Have you always wanted to learn how to make a quilt top – we’ll take all the mystery out of it for you in this series
of classes. You’ll learn all the basic techniques including rotary cutting and accurate piecing, and you’ll finish a
beautiful quilt top. We’ll also give you tips on quilting your top yourself. This lovely lap quilt will teach you all that
you need to go on to do your next project all on your own.

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Please note that some sewing at home will be necessary to make sure we finish this project!
Time:                   10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Date:                   Thursdays Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Mar. 1, Mar. 22, Mar. 29, Apr. 5
Cost:                   $80.00 includes pattern
Level:                  Beginner

Rag Quilt with Barb
  This rag quilt is a wonderful project to make as a gift (or for yourself!) and takes less time than more traditional
  quilts. You’ll learn many useful quilting techniques, including basic machine appliqué. We’ll completely finish a
  cozy lap-sized quilt in your choice of flannel, and we’ll also show you some options for changing the look of the
  standard pattern.

  Please note that some sewing at home will be necessary to make sure we finish this project!

Time:                   10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Date:                   Thursdays Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Mar. 1, Mar. 22, Mar. 29, Apr. 5
Cost:                   $80.00 includes pattern
Level:                  Beginner

Windy Rose (Learn to Quilt II) with Barb

Once you’ve taken Learn to Quilt I (or if you’ve had some quilting experience), move on to learning more
piecing techniques as well as how to incorporate appliqué in your quilt. We’ll be making a beautiful quilt top
in your choice of sizes which features both pieced and appliquéd blocks, mitred borders, and looks
wonderful in many different fabric choices. Don’t worry if you’ve never appliqued before – this course will
show you how easy it really is!
Time:                   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dates:                  Thursdays Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Mar. 1, Mar. 22, Mar. 29
Cost                    $65.00 including pattern
Level:                  Beginner

Crazy Shortcut Quilts with Katrina
  In this class you will be making a “crazy” quilt with fat quarters instead of scraps! We’ll help you with fabric
  planning, coordinating the colors with your home decor and best of all you’ll be you will be using the decorative
  stitches on your sewing machine to do all of the quilting, in small and easily manageable sections. This class is
  for anyone from beginner to expert – but watch out because we change a few of the “traditional” quilt-making
  rules, making this a fun project that gives you a finished quilt in just hours!

Time:                   9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dates:                  Saturdays Feb. 11, Feb. 25, Mar. 10
Cost:                   $70.00 including book
Level:                  Beginner

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Hunter’s Star Runner with Nicole

Have you seen the latest ruler? The Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star Ruler by Deb Tucker allows you to construct the
pesky Hunter’s Star block without any of those nasty inset Y seams! Nicole will show you how to make a beautiful
runner – it’s sure to be a ruler you’ll use again and again!
Time:                   9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dates:                  Wednesdays Feb. 15, Feb. 29
Cost:                   $50.00 including ruler
Level:                  Beginner

Seasonal Table Runner with Nancy

This stunning paper-pieced table runner is made with Judy Niemeyer’s pattern, which includes all the papers
already. Made in your choice of fabrics (although of course it looks wonderful in batiks) it will be a wonderful
addition to your home. Nancy will guide you through the pattern and in no time you won’t believe what you’ve
Time:                   9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dates:                  Fridays Feb. 17, Mar. 2, Mar. 16
Cost:                   $45.00 plus pattern
Level:                  Basic paper piecing skills required

Twisted Sixter with Katrina
  Join Katrina in learning how to create fabulous pinwheel projects with this new Twister tool that was just
  introduced at Quilt Market last fall. Twisters are new tools that have simplified an old technique with easy to
  follow instructions. The sky is the limit for projects that you can create with the Twister tool! It looks fabulous
  done in any size block – in this one day class we’ll make a table topper size so you can go on and make many
  other projects with the same technique!

Time:                   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Date:                   Saturdays Feb. 25, Mar. 10
Cost:                   $45.00 plus book and template
Level:                  Beginner

Quilt as You Go Table Runner with Penny

This is another great technique to add to your toolkit. Learn this fabulous time-saving technique to piece and
quilt in one easy step! Use pre-cut strips, your go cutter or cut your own fabric. We guarantee your runner
will be finished by the end of this course!

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Time:                   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dates:                  Tuesdays Feb. 28, Mar. 13, Mar. 20
Cost:                   $45.00 including pattern
Level:                  Beginner

UFO Finishing with Penny

Do you have a project underway (fabric cut and ready to sew) that you’re just not sure how to get going
with? Maybe you’ve forgotten how to put on binding, or started a project a few years ago and can’t
remember what you were supposed to be doing! If you’re stuck or just don’t know what to do next, Penny
will show you how and get those projects finished. This is a fun-oriented open class format with no
expectations and you can work at your own pace!

Time:                   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Date:                   Wednesdays Feb. 29, Mar. 14, Mar. 28
Cost:                   $15.00 per class
Level:                  Beginner

Bodacious Bag with Barb

 Quilted bags are all the rage right now, and this high-fashion offering designed by Carol Ingram of Sulky will give
 Vera Wang a run for her money! Featuring a stylish 3D folded flower, braided fabric handles and inside pockets,
 you’ll want to make a dozen more!

Time:                   9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dates:                  Fridays Mar. 9, Mar. 23
Cost:                   $40.00 including pattern
Level:                  Beginner

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Knitting Classes

Learn to Crochet with Suzanne

This class is for the complete crochet novice or those wanting to hone up on crochet basics. You’ll learn
about foundation chains, slip stitches, single-double-triple crochet stitches, decreasing and increasing
stitches, crochet abbreviations and terminology, how to read a pattern and how to hold the hook and yarn. If
time allows, the class can learn how to make the eternally popular granny squares with any leftover yarns
from your personal stash.

Time:                  9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Date:                  Thursdays Feb. 2, Feb. 23, Mar. 8
Cost:                  $50.00
Level:                  Beginner

Knitting for Beginners with Suzanne

  Let Suzanne take the mystery out of knitting for you! You’ll learn the basic knitting stitches (knitting and
  purling), including how to cast on and cast off. You'll be making a lovely hat on two needles - you can decide
  whether it's a man's, ladies or children's hat. This class is designed for those with absolutely no knitting
  experience so don't be afraid - we'll have you on the road to knitting in no time!

Time:                  9:30 – 12:30 pm
Dates:                 Tuesdays Feb. 7, Feb. 21, Mar. 6
Cost:                  $50.00 including pattern
Level:                 Beginner

Intermediate Knitting/ Refresher with Suzanne
  Has it been a while since you’ve picked up that knitting project? Afraid you’ve forgotten everything you once
  knew? Join Suzanne to refresh your skills – techniques like increasing and decreasing, sleeve construction,
  picking up stitches and professional seaming. Do you know how important the gauge is and how to ensure
  you’re knitting to the right tension? Do you know the differences between knitting needles and how to pick the
  best ones? Maybe you have another specific issue you’d like help with? No problem – bring it along and she’ll
  help you through it!

Time:                  1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Dates:                 Wednesdays Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 7
Cost:                  $45.00
Level:                 Some knitting experience

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Scarf Workshop with Suzanne

  Join the Ruffle Revolution! This yarn made by Katia of Spain is still one of the most popular trends around.
  We have several different styles for you to choose from. Suzanne will show you how easy it is to create
  beautiful scarves for yourself and maybe even for some gifts too!

Time:                   1:00 – 4:00 pm
Dates:                  Saturday Feb. 11
Cost:                   $15.00
Level:                  Beginner

Conquering Circular Needles with Suzanne

Come and learn to overcome your fear of circular needles! While knitting a stylish hat, you’ll learn all the benefits
of these ergonomically friendly needles. You’ll see how they can be used to knit two sleeves on one needle, how
to knit seamless garments and lots more!

Time:                    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Date:                    Thursdays Feb. 16, Mar. 1, Mar. 15
Cost:                    $45.00 including pattern
Level:                   Beginner (basic knitting stitches and how to cast on/off)

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Fourth Annual Be Inspired Spring Retreat

Come and join us for the 2012 Be Inspired Spring Retreat from April 18th to April 23rd, 2012! We will
be staying again at the Nav Canada Centre in Cornwall, a beautiful facility with walking trails, pools, and
too many other amenities to mention. Click here to see the facility. We will have some classes for you
to take, or you can bring your own projects to work on – it’s all up to you! Rates are fully inclusive of all
meals, taxes and extras – check out Fourth Annual Be Inspired Spring Retreat for full details.

All it takes is a $100 deposit to guarantee your spot. Full payment will be due by mid-March.

Date:       Wednesday to Monday – April 18th to April 23rd
Cost:       $144.00 per person per night single occupancy, or $130.00 per person per night in the
            junior suite (double occupancy).
            Includes three meals and two coffee breaks/day (dinner only on your day of arrival and
            breakfast only on day of departure), all taxes, gratuities and special bbq.

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Workshop Policies:

Workshop fees are required upon registration in order to guarantee your spot. We count on your
commitment when you pay for your class so we can pay our teachers, therefore we are unable to offer
a refund should you choose to cancel. Should we cancel the class due to insufficient participation or
other extenuating circumstances, your fees will be refunded or credited at your option in full.

Supplies and kits are not included in the workshop fees unless otherwise indicated. Each class will
have a list of required supplies and it is your responsibility to pick up the list prior to the class – please
ensure you read the list carefully and bring all required items. All workshop and kit fees are subject to

Classroom machines are available on a first come basis so please let us know at the time of registration
should you wish a machine – the use of machines are free when you register for one of our classes.

As a registered student you will receive a 15% discount on all supplies purchased for your class, as well
as a 15% discount on all purchases the day of your workshop – please remind us at the cash.

We will add any workshop for groups of four or more and we also offer private lessons at $25.00/hour
– please inquire at the shop.

Thank you for supporting us with your fabric and supply purchases. It is only with your support that we
                               are able to maintain low workshop fees.

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