1 Sew Complete has the pattern for quality and service. Informer Volume 15, Issue 2 Summer 2009 Dedicated to helping you experience the imagination, creativity, fun and Sewing Club We can finally say good-bye to relaxation of sewing. . . This Club is open to anyone a very long winter! Now we can start a who owns a Bernina, Pfaff or Brother new sewing season—maybe create some sewing machine, overlocker or embroi- casual warm weather skirts and tops, or dery machine. Anyone who purchased cushions for the porch chairs, accesso- one of these machines at Sew Complete ries for the picnic table or even a picnic is automatically a member for one year quilt—you name your project! free. Members get an everyday 10% In the pages of this newsletter, discount on non-sale merchandise except you will find a wonderful selection of machines, software and furniture. If you classes and workshops—some are brand bought your machine here, your renewal new and some are back by popular de- fee after one year is $40 per year. mand. Our various clubs are all on the Club usually meets the first summer schedule—check dates as a few Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. and 7 of these will be “on vacation” for a p.m., and the first Saturday at 10 a.m., month. We are also planning a “Dog with no meeting in January or July. We Days Retreat” for late July. This is an demonstrate and describe many tech- opportunity for you to bring in your own are welcome to put your name in each time you come in to the shop in June. Every niques and projects, which go beyond sewing projects to start or finish. Per- the basic sewing and machine lessons. haps there are projects you started in week we will draw for prizes and the box will be emptied before the next week. We will feature new notions and remind other classes and you need a little moti- you of “forgotten tools”. This is also a vation or help to finish them—this re- Then all names will go back in the box at the end for the grand prize drawing. time for Club members to share their treat is for you! ideas and show-and-tell. So, is your machine up to the Congratulations to the winners of the 19th annual Warmth From Wisconsin This year our Club theme is projects you want or need to sew? Your “Sewing Scrabble” and we are randomly machine might be old and tired, or quilt contest. The grand prize winner is Barb Bennett. We thank all of this year’s picking letters of the alphabet for each maybe you are finding you want more meeting—many of our featured projects features on your machine. Now is a very quilt makers for donating such very pretty and yet serviceable quilts. The quilts have and techniques will start with the fea- good time to come and see what is avail- tured letters. The challenge will be Tim able in sewing machines, embroidery been taken to a cool mountainous region near Monterey Mexico where they have Gunn’s “10 Essential Elements-must machines and sergers. We are an author- have basic wardrobe pieces”—one for ized dealer for Bernina, Pfaff and been hand delivered to people who do not have very much. The quilts become prized each Club month. Brother machines. We offer a full May: Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m.; and range of machines—from quite basic to possessions to these recipients. We wish everyone a wonderful Tuesday, May 5 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. The top of the line computerized sewing/ featured letters are N & V and the chal- embroidery systems. We include a warm weather season! We do look for- ward to seeing many of you and when you lenge item is a “skirt”. hands on lesson or lessons, service and 1 June: Tuesday, June 2 at 1 p.m. & 7 year Sewing Club (see description at come in we love to see the projects you have made. p.m.; and Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. right) with the purchase of any new ma- The featured letters are B & G and the chine. It is very important to purchase One last note—in all of your pur- chase decisions, please consider supporting challenge item is a pair of jeans. Sew your machine where you can get help Complete will be kicking off it’s 19th with questions and warranty service. your local stores. Your local stores are here for you and support the community. anniversary celebration! Sew Complete will be cele- August: Saturday, August 1 at 10 a.m.; brating our 19th anniversary the whole and Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. month of June. We will celebrate with Sew Creatively, Jamie The featured letters are C & Z and the different specials throughout the store all challenge item is a dress (shirt dress or month. There will be a drawing and you wrap dress, sportswear look). 2 Quilt Classes: that becomes a fabulous project or carry- Sewing and Technique Classes: Quality Quilt Blocks: Featuring 2 all or shopping tote. Simple folding and Basic Sewing Techniques: This sum- separate sessions for different skill lev- layering creates lots of great pockets. mer we will depart from our more formal els. Cost: $44 Carol Use 5” charm squares or cut 5” squares “curriculum” and offer several simple 1. Intermediate to Advanced Piecing from your stash. Monday, July 27 1-4 projects which will include basic sewing Techniques: For quilters who have p.m. Cost: $12 Jesse techniques. Learn or brush up on your already tried and mastered a good basic sewing skills, as you complete range of quilting techniques. Fri- Strips ‘n Curves Wall Quilt: Create a these fun projects. Jesse days, April 24, June 5, July 3 and wall quilt, using the book Strips ‘n 1. Pajama or Lounge Pants: Mon- August 7 at 1 p.m. Curves : A new Spin on Strip Piecing. day, June 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $12 2. Beginning Quilting Techniques: (You may also choose to use companion 2. Apron: Monday, June 15, 5:30- Will cover basic skills for accurate templates.) Carol will guide you through 8:30 p.m. $12 rotary cutting and piecing tech- the process of strip quilting and cutting 3. Oven Mitt & Or Potholder: Mon- niques. Mondays, May 4, June 1, circles and curves in a very contempo- day, June 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $12 July 6 and August 3 at 1 p.m. rary way. Tuesdays, August 11, 18 & 4. Scrub Top: Monday, June 29, 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $36 5:30-8:30 p.m. $12 Intro to Quilting: This 3 session se- (plus book ) Carol ries is a must for anyone who is new to Machine Embroidery Basics: Maybe the world of quilt piecing. It includes Bargello Quilt: Create a stunning wall you are fairly new at embroidery, or per- lecture, help in selection of fabrics, dem- hanging, lap or crib size quilt using sim- haps you need a refresher course on the onstration, hands-on practice cutting ple piecing techniques from Billie basics. These classes will help you de- blocks, and accurate seam piecing on the Lauder, author of One More Loop With termine appropriate stabilizers, thread sewing machine. Mondays, June 15, 22 Billie: Another Look at Bargello and embroidery design properties for a & 29, 9:30 a.m. All sessions last 2-3 Quilts. This class requires intermediate variety of fabrics. Items to be embroi- hours. Cost: $36 Carol quilting skills. Tuesdays, August 11 & dered in this series will include a variety 18, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $24 (plus book) Pat of towels, denim shirt, knit t-shirt, pillow Convergence Quilt: Ricky Tim’s case and sweatshirt. Tuesdays, June 9, “convergence” quilts are “Mysterious, Machine Quilting/Finishing: Machine 16 & 30 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost $36 Jesse Magical, Easy, and Fun”. You’ll never quilting is fun! In this class you will look at fabric the same way, once you learn how to make your machine work Intro to 4D Software: If you have been create one of Ricky’s “convergence” for you as you develop good machine contemplating getting computer software quilts. Such simple steps! Such magical quilting skills. Participants will practice for embroidery this is a great opportunity results!. Any skill level welcome. (If a variety of quilting techniques, includ- to come in and see some of the many you have taken this before, you are wel- ing using a walking foot and free- things you can do with 4D Creative come to join this class again and create motion. You may bring your quilt pro- Software from Pfaff. This demonstra- one of the other choices from the book) ject along to discuss good ways to quilt tion offered on June 23 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, July 14, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (you it. Wednesday, August 12, 9:30 a.m.- again at 5:30 p.m. is free of charge, but are welcome to bring a sack lunch) Cost: 12:30 p.m. Cost $18 Arda you need to make a reservation. Wel- $24 (plus book) Carol come Meg Thornton to our shop, who The Cross Town Carry Maggie’s Bag: will demonstrate the software. Whole Cloth Quilt: Attention! This The pattern for this bag is from Marlous quilt does not require any traditional Designs. There are several options for Invested in Style or Placket Jacket: piecing! Just sandwich your batting be- the blocks used for the outside of Choose between these two patterns by tween two whole pieces of cloth and Maggie’s Bag, which includes a braided Indygo Junction and create a vest or have fun “designing” your top with se- handle inside pockets and a really fun jacket using recycled denim jeans (for lected quilting—use templates, grid, shape. This bag will be a hit where ever either project,) menswear woolens for decorative stitches, specialty thread as you find yourself. Not too big and not the jacket or cotton fabrics for the vest. desired and your walking foot. Class too small, this bag is perfect for what- The open jacket reveals an unexpected features quilting and binding techniques. ever your toting needs may be for the placket fabric beneath and the placket Thursday, July 16, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. day. Thursdays, August 13 & 27, 1-4 front displays a parade of mismatched with lunch break— Cost: $20 Arda p.m. Cost: $24 (plus pattern) Wel- buttons. The vest uses mismatched but- come Kay Weinzirl, to our shop, who tons and an interesting closure. Monday, Charming Totes Two: This is a pattern will instruct this class. August 17, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost from Whistlepig Creek Productions $12 (plus pattern) Jesse 3 Classes and Workshops Continued Basic Machine Lessons Machine Savvy: In this technical class, ina Designer Plus software and any These lessons are free of charge to those you will learn basic sewing machine sewing/embroidery machine compatible who purchase their machines at Sew maintenance, trouble-shooting when with it. This is designed to be a sharing Complete. You need to make a reserva- difficulties arise, and develop an under- of knowledge and experience— tion for your lessons at least 36 business standing of how a sewing machine sews. regarding the software, good hooping hours prior to the scheduled class, in Bring your machine to class. Thursday; order that we can be sure to have enough techniques, stabilizing, thread, etc. Indi- June 4, 10 a.m. or Tuesday, August 25, 6 viduals will work on the Ambience or kits for all in attendance. Bring to class, p.m. Cost: $12 Lee Latte quilt or bring your own similar your machine, cord, foot control and project. Carol and Jesse will moderate. accessories which were packed with the Serger Club: Participants will have Wednesdays, May 20, June 17, July 15 machine. Please enjoy using your ma- hands-on experience with many serger & August 19, 1:30-4 p.m. Cost: $20 chine as soon as you take it home! techniques and using different threads Don’t wait for a lesson to try it out! with the serger while completing fun and Pfaff 4D Software: We are considering Bernina artista Lessons: useful projects. Thursdays, May 21, starting a hands-on series for owners of Fridays, May 8, 15, 22 & 29 9:30 a.m. June 18 & August 20, 1-4 p.m. or 5:30- 4D Embroidery Extra and 4D Creative Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 5:30 8:30 p.m. Cost: $36 for the season or Suite. Please let us know of your inter- p.m. $15 for 1 session Jamie est, as well as time of day you might be Pfaff Creative Lessons: available to attend these classes in the Tuesdays, June 23, 30, July 7 & 14 5:30 DSE (Decorative Stitch and Embroi- fall. Meg will teach these classes. p.m. dery Club): Creative projects and sam- Fridays, August 7, 14, 21 & 28 9:30 ple pieces are made throughout the sea- a.m. son. We will explore many possibilities Pfaff, You are Invited to Attend Other Bernina,11 & 18Brother Models: to use the special features on machines Mondays, May 1 p.m. with decorative stitches, memory se- Dog Days Sewing Retreat Thursdays, June 25 & July 2 5:30 p.m. quencing capabilities, special functions, ●●● Fridays, July 17 & 31 1 p.m. and embroidery (optional). Thursdays, Bring your own sewing and craft pro- Tuesdays, August 18 & 25 5:30 p.m. May 14, June 11 & August 13, 9:30 jects for uninterrupted sewing from start Aurora Embroidery: a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $36 Jesse to finish (except to eat). Advice Friday, June 26 1 p.m. (sewing techniques) and other help will Saturday, July 18 9:30 a.m. EQ6 Club: This club is for owners of be available (i.e. Do you need to have Brother Embroidery: EQ6 software. You will design a mys- your hem pinned up? Do you have an Saturday, May 30 9:30 a.m. tery quilt while learning and /or review- unfinished project from one of the other Tuesday, July 28, 5:30 p.m. ing the basics of the EQ6 program. classes that you need help finishing? Serger Lessons: Your quilt creativity will be challenged Do you just want time to sew? Mondays June 22 & 29 1 p.m. as you design your own blocks and Meals will be provided. Wednesdays, August 12 & 19 5:30 p.m. quilts. Bring your computer and join the For more fun yet, invite your friends to Coverstitch: fun. Thursdays, June 18, July 16 & Au- sign up. Thursday, May 28 5:30 p.m. gust 20, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $12 Carol Monday, July 27, 1 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 4-8 p.m. (supper) Bernina artista Computer Lessons: Bernina Computer Club: This club is Friday, July 24, 8 a.m.-Noon (breakfast) Editor Plus V5 Wed. May 27 1 p.m. for owners of V.5 Designer Plus and Friday, July 24, 12:30-4:30 p.m. (lunch) Designer Plus V5 Wed June 10, 1 p.m. Editor Plus embroidery software. We Saturday, July 25, 8:30 a.m.-12:30p.m. will explore and review many of the (breakfast) If you are uncertain as to which lessons features of the software through exer- pertain to the product you purchased, cises and projects. Wednesdays Price includes meal please call or stop in. (advanced) May 20, June 17, July 15 & Cost for one session is $15 August 19, 9:30 a.m. or Thursdays, Two sessions—$28 ($14 each) (basic to intermediate) May 14, June 11, Three sessions—$39 ($13 each) Check in often at July 9 and August 13, 6-8 p.m. Cost: Four sessions—$48 ($12 each) $48 Jesse and Jamie Sew Complete Artista Party Club: This is a great op- For Current Specials June—19th Anniversary portunity for those who have both Bern- Sew Complete Celebrate with us! 4 Name__________________________________________________________Phone________________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________________________ Class Name Day/Time Cost 1.__________________________________________________________________________________________ 2.__________________________________________________________________________________________ 3.__________________________________________________________________________________________ 4.__________________________________________________________________________________________ When you take a class at Sew Complete, you get a 10% discount on materials and notions you purchase at the shop for class. In the case where kits are provided, we have figured this discount into the cost of kits. You may bring your machine for the “hands-on” classes. However, if this is not possible, or if you wish to try one of our Bernina or Pfaff or Brother models, you may arrange ahead for the use of one of our machines. Should you choose to bring your own machine, be sure it is properly tuned up and in good working condition! Please bring basic sewing supplies to all “hands-on” classes: Shears, seam gauge, pins thread, needles, appropriate sewing machine presser feet, fabric markers, and in some cases you will need special equipment. You will be informed of the specific supplies needed for the particular classes for which you register. Classes will be limited in size on a first come, first served basis. Your prepayment guarantees your place in class and must be in by 5 days prior to class. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone class due to insufficient enrollment, in which case you will receive a full refund or credit. Phone: 715-832-3343 Sew Complete, Inc. Hours: Toll-free: 1-800-924-4075 1408 S. Hastings Way MTWTF 9-6 Sat. 9-4 fax: 715-832-4244 Eau Claire, WI Closed Sunday e-mail: email@example.com 54701 Website: sewcompleteinc.com Sew Complete has the pattern for quality and service.