Classes


Charmed Adventures, 2017 HoopSisters EBOM 5 distinct and fun new blocks! NEW this year! The center medallion is traditionally paper pieced, then machine embroidered quilting!

Cost: $ 150.00
Join Vicky and Kay, our own certified Kimberbell Instructors for a two day Too Cute to Spook! Embroidery Event. Complete 5 adorable projects in the two days! All supplies, designs, thread, and stabilizers included. Lunch too! This super fun event will be held at Sewing Concepts in Carpentersville. Bring your machines, a few sewing tools, and let us do the rest!

Cost: $ 199.00
Join Vicky and Kaye, our own certified Kimberbell Instructors for a two day Too Cute to Spook! Embroidery Event. Complete 5 adorable projects in the two days! All supplies, designs, thread, and stabilizers included. Lunch too!

Cost: $ 199.00
Make a new twist on an old classic. Join Marie to learn how to embroider on cotton without getting puckers on tiled quilt designs. Make in gray scale or full color, with or without border. The options are up to you!!

Cost: $ 40.00
We have place mats for the table let's not forget about our 4 legged friends! These are so easy to make and washable!!

Cost: $ 25.00
Zelda has a fancy hat to share with you! It is a hand embroidery pattern BUT Kelly has digitized all the designs for machine embroidery for whoever takes the class!

Cost: $ 45.00
Do you love a good mystery? Join Edy each month for a fun demo on how to make a great block. Lynda will give you options on the quilting. This is a Quilt as you Go project. Quilting options will include simple straight line walking foot quilting, or more elaborate free motion quilting. You decide on either a bed runner, a throw, or a twin size. It all depends on how many of each block you want to make. Go home with the block patterns and tips on how to sew them, PLUS quilting ideas.

Cost: $ 40.00
A traditional favorite and now with Suzanne McNeil's clever technique, quilters can make each square in only 5 minutes. Inside are projects for all skill levels with table runners, wall hangings, quilts & more. Color photos and step-by-step instructions.

Cost: $ 35.00
In this beginning quilting class, you will learn all the steps to complete a 30 1/2' X 30 1/2" wall hanging made up of nine patch and nine-patch variation blocks.

Cost: $ 105.00
In this beginning quilting class, you will learn all the steps to complete a 30 1/2' X 30 1/2" wall hanging made up of nine patch and nine-patch variation blocks.

Cost: $ 105.00
This is a manual applique pattern but Kelly is back at it and has digitized it. Now you can do the applique in the hoop. You can choose which ever method you would like to do. This is too cute to pass up!!

Cost: $ 45.00
This is a raw edge applique quilt that is 40" by 40". It is done with beautiful batiks and the special background fabric to make it look like they are flying toward the light. Join Michelle to make this stunning piece of art.

Cost: $ 60.00
Judy Niemeyer has made this wonderful spiked quilt pattern for us to make! It is paper pieced so all the points are just perfect!

Cost: $ 55.00
This is a quilt as you go line of patterns. When you are done piecing the blocks they will be quilted also!! Let Marie show you how easy it is to join the blocks!

Cost: $ 35.00
Santa and his Reindeer are having a break after a busy Christmas! Join Kelly to make a pillow or the whole runner with traditional applique or embroidered applique. Kelly has digitized the designs for you!

Cost: $ 45.00
Halloween Twist witches hat, finishes to 48" x 50". This wall hanging is made from the Lil' Twister ruler. BONUS, with the left overs from this project, make the mini witches hat!

Cost: $ 40.00
This is a great addition to your holiday decorations. Join Kelly to make these blocks vertical for a wall hanging or horizontal for a pillow or table runner!

Cost: $ 35.00
This pattern comes in 5 sizes, Crib, Throw, Twin, Queen, & King. A complicated-looking design is constructed from simplified blocks. Only 3 fabrics to choose! Join Marie to see how easy it really is to make!

Cost: $ 40.00
Each month we will be showing you a new ruler & how to make a block to turn in to a quilt, runner, wall hanging, or add to a binder as a reference book. If you make all the blocks at the end of the 12 month class you will have a very cool sampler! 6 new rulers included in the class fees after you do all 12 classes!

Cost: $ 20.00
Each month we will be showing you a new ruler & how to make a block to turn in to a quilt, runner, wall hanging, or add to a binder as a reference book. If you make all the blocks at the end of the 12 month class you will have a very cool sampler! 6 new rulers included in the class fees after you do all 12 classes!

Cost: $ 20.00
Stitch these adorable Mini Pumpkins using the quick curve ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful!

Cost: $ 40.00
This Runner is a Reversible Quilt As You Go pattern. Michelle will show you how to do both sides & the quilting at the same time! Make 1 side red, white and blue the other side red and white for Valentines Day. The only thing that has to match both sides is the binding!

Cost: $ 40.00
Make the same number and kind of pieces to get 3 different blocks! Each design makes a different look but great in their own way. Join Kelly to figure out which one would work best for you!

Cost: $ 45.00
Have you been wanting to try a paper pieced quilt? Come to this intro class and learn all about it. Jane Reents, certified Judy Niemeyer Quilt Instructor will introduce this beautiful quilt to you. Learn what's involved in making a paper pieced masterpiece. Jane will show you how to pick out fabrics for the best results using Quiltster Software.

Join Jane Reents in making the beautiful Vintage Rose quilt from Quilt Worx. Jane is a certified Judy Niemeyer instructor.

Cost: $ 300.00
This whimsical witch is busy stirring a cauldron of special brew. Done in raw edge, fusible applique, it is quick to assemble. Finishes at 41" X 32".

Cost: $ 105.00
Join Michelle and make these cute aprons made out of old shirts. Have Grandpa or Dads old button up shirts? Make them in to aprons for all the loved ones in your family for the up coming holdays!! No old shirts don't despair, Good Will or Salvation Army has them for nearly FREE!

Cost: $ 40.00
Never sewn or Haven't sewn since school days? Need to refresh your sewing terms & Skills? Learn the basic skills of sewing with Michelle. Some of the techniques you will be learning are cutting, sewing a straight seam with different widths, inserting a zipper, top stitching, & much more. You will be making a pillowcase, rail fence pillow, & a runaround bag.

Cost: $ 85.00
This class will teach you to make a charming cathedral window pillow.

Cost: $ 30.00
With double sided fusible forms these ornaments are easy to make. Leave them plain or add bling when done! These make Great work or Hostess gifts!

Cost: $ 30.00
I am in shape - I'm Round! Adorable appliqued snow man, perfect for a beginner, as well as a more experienced seamstress.

Cost: $ 40.00
Any size you want! Organize, accessorize and give gifts with big style. These baskets go together faster than you can say “… gorgeous baskets make fabulous gifts!” And what a totally awesome way to show your style panache at the next Pot Luck get-together. Hide those plastic food containers with these fast and easy baskets. Your culinary offerings will not only be delicious, they’ll look divine. A fast and easy project

Cost: $ 35.00
This is my go to travel bag! With four pockets on the inside and four on the outside with a magnetic closure, makes this bag perfect for traveling.

Cost: $ 99.00
Make the cute pants as an intro into the clothing pattern world

Cost: $ 35.00
Next step sewing is to help you learn more sewing skills. Michelle will build off of the skills you learned in beginning sewing. You will be making coasters, napkins & napkin rings, humbug bag, wonder wallet, & snap bag.

Cost: $ 85.00
Open Sew is the perfect time to finish up those UFO's you have lying around the house. Pack up your sewing machine and unfinished projects and join your fellow sewing buddies!

Cost: $ 20.00
Open Sew is the perfect time to finish up those UFO's you have lying around the house. Pack up your sewing machine and unfinished projects and join your fellow sewing buddies!

Cost: $ 20.00
An adorable addition to any table or shelf! Makes a great holder for candy, ornaments, nuts, or cards! Make it in different blues for winter, browns for cabins, or to match a sleigh you have taken a ride in!

Cost: $ 35.00
Appliqued little frog wearing a witches hat! Why not! This is the perfect beginner to advanced applique class.

Cost: $ 40.00
Join the Shannon Fabric Educator to make these adorable Cuddle Blankets! Finished size measures 28" x 37". The perfect size for your little ones!

Cost: $ 90.00
Join the Shannon Fabric Educator to make these adorable Cuddle Blankets! Finished size measures 28" x 37". The perfect size for your little ones! Call the store to reserve which kit you would like. (815)338-7754

The Challenge is to create a banner 6 inches wide x 42 inches long, quilted, labeled, and bound. This banner can be any technique you want to do, applique, embroidery, paper piecing, regular piecing, free motion quilting, you decide and design your own banner.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make a Celtic Quilt with basic piecing with the help of the designer, Kathleen Andrews. You can choose from Celtic Stars or Celtic Diamonds. When you sign up just let us know which pattern you would like to make.

Cost: $ 95.00
Make a Celtic Quilt with basic piecing with the help of the designer, Kathleen Andrews. You can choose from Celtic Stars or Celtic Diamonds. When you sign up just let us know which pattern you would like to make.

Cost: $ 95.00
Janome's Artistic Edge Digital Cutter is an awesome tool for all kinds of crafting, sewing and embroidery. Learn to use the Simple Cut Software and all the fun things you can do with it!

Cost: $ 15.00
Hoop Group is for all those who have purchased their Janome embroidery machine from Sewing Concepts. We meet once each month to do a different embroidery project. The goal is to learn more about your machine and leave with a completed project.

Learn the basics of the Janome Digitizer. A different technique will be taught every other month in class!

Learn the basics of the Janome Digitizer. A different technique will be taught every other month in class!