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									             Straw berry      Patches
            Newsletter and Class Schedule
                             6439 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309
                              661- 835- 1738    661- 835- 1738 fax
                                  www.strawberry- patches.com
               CLASS KEYS                           run will include shops all the way up the valley,
                                                    from Maricopa to Manteca. Each shop will
     Working understanding of your sewing           have a block and setting kits available for
     machine and the accessories that are           purchase so you can assemble a quilt to
needed for class; little or no experience with      remember the weekend-long adventure.
rotary cutting and machine piecing required.        Shopping begins Friday, May 14th and
        Personal experience with rotary cutting     continues through the 16th. Contact us for
        equipment, good grasp of basic quilt        more details!
techniques, and construction methods
required.                                              Miss Annette’s Finishing School
           Substantial experience in quilting       Whether your New Year’s resolution is to learn
           construction and design required.        to sew or to finish up projects you’ve already
    Denotes a serger-friendly class where the       begun, this will be the perfect opportunity for
project can be mostly or completely                 you! Every second Monday of the month
constructed using a serger.                         Annette will host an evening where you can
                                                    bring your projects, old or new, clothes, quilts
     Sewing Machine Servicing at                    or home dec, and she’ll get you started!
         Strawberry Patches                         Please call ahead to reserve your spot. Space
                                                    is limited!
In-store, two-day machine service and repair          Annette Warmerdam, Instructor $20 per class
now available at Strawberry Patches for all                        Monday, February 8, 6:30-9:30pm
makes and models of sewing machines and                               Monday, March 8, 6:30-9:30pm
sergers! Our technician is certified in all makes
of and we guarantee our work! He is here
every other Wednesday, so c heck our
                                                    Bespoke Blooms Block of the Month
calendar for dates!                                 Our sweet new Shabby-
                                                    Chic project features
                                                    fabrics from Robyn
                                                    Pandolph’s new Somerset
                                                    Cottage collection. This
                                                    applique block of the
                                                    month program is $10.00
                                                    per block. The pattern is
                                                    $81.99 and the border kit $47.50. The quilt
                                                    finishes to 98" x 78". You can also purchase a
                                                    kit with all the blocks and borders at once for
Mark your calendars ladies, Strawberry              $249.00.
Patches is going to be taking part in the first     NOTE: our quilt will be entirely on a blue
annual Heart of the Valley Quilt Shop Hop! Our      background instead of cream
    Le Jardin Block of the Month                                       Random Hearts – NEW!
This charming block of                                       This Valentine project
the month is designed                                        is fast and easy since
by Anne Sutton of                                            it is chain pieced.
Bunny Hill Designs and                                       Watch for a
features fabric from The                                     Scalloped Borders
French General. 59" x                                        class in March learn
65", Le Jardin is a French                                   how to further
garden quilt that will                                       embellish your quilt
look beautiful in any                                        with scalloped
home! The pattern                                            borders.
includes full size drawings and color photos of
each block. Our kit will looks exactly like Anne's                             Margo Ogden Instructor $28
original.                                                        Wednesdays, February 10 & 24, 6:30-9:30pm
Blocks are $18 each (there are nine). Pattern is
$44. Border kit is $30 and includes binding.                              Fun & Done – New!
 Quantities are limited so please reserve yours              Join Lois for a fun
today. This program runs February through                    class on a new
October 2010.                                                quilting technique.
                                                             There are 3
   Faded Glory Block of the Month                            patterns to choose
This Americana appliqué is                                   from, and each
our Summer block of the                                      gives information
month. The pattern is $24,                                   for three different
and the kits $18/month for                                   sizes. As the
10 months. The finishing kit                                 designer says,
is $30 and its finished size is                              “satisfy your need
48” x 55”. Whether you                                       for speed with an easy quilt-as-you-go
appliqué by hand or                                          technique!”
machine, this project is                                                           Lois Regan, Instructor $28
certain to be a delight for                                             Mondays, February 1 & 8, 1:00-4:00pm
years to come. Call or drop by to sign up                                                                  -or-
today!                                                               Thursdays, February 18 & 25, 6:30-9:30pm
              The Abbey Bag                                      Scalloped Border Quilt – NEW!
With a pin cushion and                                       In this class Margo will
a scrap bag all                                              show you how to use a
together in an                                               scallop ruler to make a
adorable flower, cute                                        quilt with scalloped
has never been this                                          borders. Once you learn
practical. It even has a                                     the techniques you will be
pocket to store your                                         able to add scallops to
snippers. Take 3 fat                                         your next quilt on your
quarters, a charm pack                                       own! Note: you must
and in this all-day class you will have                      possess a working
your very own Abbey Bag.                                     knowledge of how to bind a traditional quilt
                        Jill Ramey, Instructor $28           before taking this class.
      Wednesday, February 10, 10:00am-4:00pm                                     Margo Ogden, Instructor $28
    -or- Tuesdays, February 9 & 16, 6:30-9:30pm                             Wednesdays, March 10 & 24, 6:30-
                                                                                                     9:30pm
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                 First Saturday                                computer to machine or what format to
                                                               purchase your designs in!
This will be the last session of 2009’s quilt
                                                                                 Becky Rhodes, Instructor $20
project. 2010’s project begins the First of
                                                                           Tuesday, February 23, 6:30-9:30pm
March. Stay tuned for more information!
     February 6, 9:00-10:00am -or- 10:00-11:00am
                                                                     Version 6 Embroidery Software
                                                               Have new Version 6 Embroidery Software but
                 Bernina Club                                  don’t know how to use it? Join us Monday,
EVERYONE is invited to join us for Bernina Club.               February 22 from 6:30-9:30 and we will get you
You do not need to own a Bernina in order to                   started!
attend. We will learn new techniques, preview                                          Becky Rhodes, Instructor
the newest fabrics and embroidery collections                        No class fee if software was purchased at
in the store, and stay caught up on all the                                                 Strawberry Patches
latest sewing trends! Plus, bring finished
projects for our show-and-tell and have your                    Stitcher’s Garden Block of the Month
name entered in a monthly drawing!
February:      Wednesday the 17th, 6:30pm                      This new block
               Thursday the 18th, 10:00am                      of the month
March:         Wednesday the 17th, 6:30 pm                     program will
               Thursday the 18th, 10:00am                      feature new
                                                               feet and new
                                                               techniques
 Operation: Blocks for the Brave                               each month.
Strawberry Patches is hosting sewing for Blocks                We will have
for the Brave. This organization makes quilts for              feet available
wounded servicemen and gives them to the                       for you to
soldiers as a “thank you” from a grateful                      “borrow” for
nation. If you are interested, there are three                 class so you can
ways to help: 1) Donate fabric by dropping it                  see how much
off here. 2) Donate time either d uring sew                    you will love
days or by picking up a kits to sew at home. 3)                them before you purchase them!
Donate quilting, they always have tops ready                   $24 start-up and pattern fee
to go! They meet 1:00-5:00pm every Tuesday                     $20 per class session
afternoon. See you then!                                       $12-$14 each month for fabric (if you choose
                                                               to use purchase a kit)
        Software Sampler – NEW!                                              Becky Rhodes, Instructor $20/ class
Join Becky every 4th Friday of the month for our                       Saturday, February 13, 9:00am-12:00noon
Bernina Version 6 Software sampler. Watch a                              Saturday, March 13, 9:00am-12:00noon
web broadcast and use your laptop to learn                        -or-       Saturday, February 13, 1:00-4:00pm
new techniques to fully utilize your software.                                 Saturday, March 13, 1:00-4:00pm
       Becky Rhodes, Instructor $20 per session                   -or-         Tuesday, February 9, 6:30-9:30pm
            Saturday, February 27, 1:00-4:00pm                                   Tuesday, March 9, 6:30-9:30pm
              Saturday, March 27, 1:00-4:00pm
                                                                                  Sit N Stitch
            Computer Basics for                                Come work on your UFO’s (unfinished objects)
            Machine Embroidery                                 with the companionship of other sewers. We
                                                               can’t guarantee how much actual sewing
In this class you will learn the basic computer
                                                               you’ll accomplish, but we know you will all
skills needed for successful machine
                                                               have a good time! No sign-up is necessary, just
embroidery. No more looking for lost designs
                                                               show up with your machine and your project
or wondering how to move things from
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and get to work. Come and go as you please                      Mastery I
for this free session from 10:00am to 3:00pm                    Saturday, February 27, 9:00am-12:00noon
every third Friday of the month.
                                                                Tuesday, March 16, 6:30-9:30pm
                            Jane Mulligan, Hostess
                                                                Mastery II
                                      February: 19
                                       March: 19                Saturday, March 6, 1:00-4:00pm
                                                                Tuesday, March 23, 6:30-9:30pm
        Bernina Mastery Classes                                 Mastery III
                                                                Saturday, March 27, 9:00am-12:00noon
Mastery classes are free with purchase of your
                                                                Tuesday, March 30, 6:30-9:30pm
Bernina from Strawberry Patches and are
                                                                Artista Embroidery
designed to show you hands-on what
                                                                Tuesday, March 2, 6:30-9:30pm
wonderful things your new Bernina can do. If
                                                                Aurora Embroidery I
you have purchased your Bernina from
                                                                Tuesday, February 2, 6:30-9:30pm
another dealer you may a ttend for a fee of
                                                                Aurora Embroidery II
$25 per class. The following classes are for all
                                                                Tuesday, February 16, 6:30-9:30pm
Activa (210, 220, 230, 240), Aurora (430, 440),
                                                                BSR
and Artista (185, 200, 630, 640, 730) machines
                                                                Saturday, February 6, 3:30-4:30pm
and must be taken in order.
                                                                Saturday, March 6, 3:30-4:30pm
Please help us out by parking behind the store
                                                                8 Series Mastery
when attending daytime Mastery classes. We
                                                                Saturday, February 6, 12:00-3:00
will have the back door open for you to make
                                                                V6 Software
it easy for you to bring your sewing machine
                                                                Monday, February 22, 6:30-9:30pm
and supplies in for class. Thank you!



                      February 2010 at Strawberry Patches
     Sunday        Monday          Tuesday          Wednesday          Thursday               Friday             Saturday
              1                2                3                 4                     5                   6
                  Fun & Done   Blocks for Brave                                                                  1st Saturday
                                 Aurora Emb I                                                               8 Series Mastery
                                                                                                                  BSR
7             8                9                10                11                    12                  13
              Finishing School Blocks for Brave   Abbey Bag                                                 Stitcher’s Garden
                                Stitcher’s Garden
                  Fun & Done        Abbey Bag                                                               Stitcher’s Garden
14            15               16               17         18                           19                  20
                               Blocks for Brave             Bernina Club
                                Aurora Emb II Bernina Club                                   Sit n Stitch
                                  Abbey Bag                   Fun & Done
21            22               23               24         25                           26                  27
                               Blocks for Brave                                                                   Mastery I
                   Version 6                                  Fun & Done
                   Software                                                                                 Software Sampler




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                       March 2010 at Strawberry Patches
     Sunday        Monday         Tuesday          Wednesday            Thursday            Friday             Saturday
              1               2                3                   4                  5                   6
                              Blocks for Brave                                                                 1st Saturday
                                Artista Emb I
                                                                                                                Mastery II
7             8               9                    10              11                 12                  13
              Finishing School Blocks for Brave                                                           Stitcher’s Garden

                               Stitcher’s Garden        Scallops                                          Stitcher’s Garden
14            15              16               17           18                        19                  20
                              Blocks for Brave               Bernina Club
                                               Bernina Club                                Sit n Stitch
                                 Mastery I
21            22              23               24           25                        26                  27
                              Blocks for Brave                                                                 Mastery III

                                  Mastery II            Scallops                                          Software Sampler
28            29              30               31
                              Blocks for Brave

                                  Mastery III




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