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                                       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).
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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
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        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!
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             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.
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