Classes & Clubs

Classes

Sewing is fun when you get the results you want. Our classes are small and feature personalized instruction. You will be encouraged to do your best while enjoying successful experiences. Because each student cuts and sews at a different rate, and most projects take more than class time, please expect some work will need to be done at home between classes.

Before signing up for classes, please check your schedule and read our class policies carefully. To be fair to our teachers and other students we must remain firm in our registration and cancellation policies.

CLASS POLICIES

  • Full Payment of class fees due at time of registration. This guarantees a place in the class.
  • Phone registration is available with Visa or MasterCard. Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to class start. A store credit will be issued provided your cancellation does not reduce class participation below minimum number required. Minimum number of students is four, maximums vary by class. When applicable the teacher will be glad to leave class notes. Sawyers reserves the right to cancel 48 hours prior to any class if participation level is below minimum. Sawyers will issue a full refund for any class we cancel.
  • Please pick up or download a supply list at time of registration. Purchase supplies prior to arriving for class.
  • Those registered for a class receive a 15% discount on class supplies.
  • Please mark all tools and supplies. Sawyers is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Please refrain from wearing perfumes in consideration of fellow classmates with allergies.

Beautiful Flower Art Quilt
with Bea McDowell

3 – 4 hour classes $180.00 plus gst ($189.00)

Join Bea for a fun filled class where, you will learn a raw edge technique along with thread painting and top stitching to develop and finish your wall hanging. Using fabric and thread Bea...

Saturday November 3rd & 17th  1:00pm - 5:00pm   &  Saturday Nov. 11th,  12:30 - 4:30

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Basic Sewing Techniques
with Carly Smethurst

3 - 2 1/2 hour sessions - $75 plus GST

This course is designed for a beginner with very little or no sewing experience or as a refresher for someone who has not sewn in a long time.  You will learn to operate the sewing machine...

Thursdays  6:30 – 9:00   September 27, October 4, 11, 2018

Thursdays  6:30 - 9:00   October 18, 25 & November 1, 2018

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Introduction to Sewing a Garment
with Carly Smethurst

6 - 2 1/2 hour sessions $110 plus GST

Prerequisite: Basic Sewing Techniques or similar experience The  project for this class is a drawstring/elastic pajama style pant. This project has proven to be a great starter project to...

Mondays 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 2018

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Supervised Creative Quilting
with Pat Dykes

Drop in sessions - 9:30 - 12:00 - $15 plus GST

Want to stretch your quilting capabilities? Having problems starting a project? In the middle of a project and need some encouragement? Need a little help with a new piecing design or technique?...

Tuesdays  9:30 – 12noon    Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018  or  Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 30, 2018   or  Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018  or Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2018

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Quilting with Lezlie
with Lezlie Pascoe

1 - 2 1/2 hour session - $15 plus GST

Have you thought you might like to try your hand at quilting but not quite sure where to start? Want to try a small project before investing lots of class time and materials?? Lezlie offers...

Thursdays 1:00 – 3:30, August 2, 9, 16, 2018 or September 6, 13, 20, Wed. 26th, 2018 or November 1, 8, 15, Wed. 28th or December 20, 2018

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Simple Serging 1... Which Stitch?
with Fern MacDonald

1 - 3 hr Session $35.00 plus GST ($36.75)

Take the mystery out of your serger.  This series of serging classes is fun and full of information. You will learn to recognize the stitches and the threads and just what you can really do...

Saturday September 15th  1:00- 4:00

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Simple Serging 2 ...Elastic, Gathers, and Flatlock
with Fern MacDonald

1 - 3hr Session $35.00 Plus Gst ($36.75)

Take the mystery out of your serger.  This series of serging classes is fun and full of information. You will learn to recognize the stitches and the threads and just what you can really do...

Saturday Sept. 22nd.  1:00 – 4:00 

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Simple Serging 3 - Rolled Hemming
with Fern MacDonald

1 - 3hr Session $35.00 plus Gst ($36.75)

Take the mystery out of your serger.  This series of serging classes is fun and full of information. You will learn to recognize the stitches and the threads and just what you can really do...

Saturday October 20th   1:30 – 4:30

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Embroidery Gift of the Month
with Pat Dykes

1 - 3 hour session - $25 plus GST

Work on a different project each month. Each project is a surprise and incorporates both an embroidery design and a technique. Supply list will be emailed to registered students one week before...

Fridays  9:00am – 12noon  September 21, October 19, November 16, Dec. 14, 2018  Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 18(Thurs), May 17, & Jun 14, 2019

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Beginner's Quilting with Margret Ruiter
with Margret Ruiter

4 – 3 hour classes $100.00 plus GST ($105.00)

Learn to make a quilt from start to finish in this basic beginners quilt class designed for a sewer with little or no quilting experience. The project for this course is a baby quilt, chosen for...

Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 27, 2018 (no class Oct. 20)   1:00 - 4:00

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Beginner Quilting with Nancy Williams
with Nancy Williams

5 – 3 hour classes $125.00 plus GST ($131.25)

Learn all the basics of making your very first quilt from start to finish! In this workshop you will learn about fabric choices, different threads and batting choices. From start to finish you...

Wednesdays & Fridays 1:00 - 4:00   October 3, 5, 12, 17, 19, 2018 (no class Oct. 10th)                       

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Machine Quilting Using Your Walking Foot
with Nancy Williams

1 – 4 hour class $45.00 plus GST ($47.25)

This class will teach you how to turn a quilt top into a completed quilt.  You will begin by assembling your quilt sandwich.  You will then prepare your machine for quilting with your...

Saturday  9:00 am – 1:00 pm    October 20, 2018

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Christmas Table Runner
with Nancy Williams

1 – 4 hour class $45.00 plus GST ($47.25)

A fun class for advanced beginner and intermediate quilters.  This bright Christmas table runner is the quickest and cutest way to dress up any dining room table or small coffee table. ...

Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Nov. 9, 2018 or Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Dec. 1st, 2018

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Clubs

Do you know about any of our clubs? Sawyers have clubs designed for most machine owners. Membership is $60 per year (Sept 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018) This membership gives you 15% discount for one full year on all parts and notions as well as repairs and maintenance charges on your machines. Also included is 1/2 price on scissor and blade sharpening and special bonus discount days for Club members only. There will be 4 - 3 hour club meetings scheduled in advance and listed below. Single class drop-in fee is $20.00 and subject to space availability. Our goal is to provide different projects that are of general interest to class participants. Each project will be suitable for beginners as well as more advanced sewers. Many are surprised to learn how much more their machines can do.

Club project information will usually be available approximately 1 weeks before class time and registration is imperative. Call to reserve your space for each date so teachers are prepared for the number of participants.

Christmas Contest

PILLOW CONTEST

This year our contest is making a pillow case. Our contest runs in conjunction with our annual Customer Appreciation Day which is Sunday November 25th from 1:00 – 3:30. All pillow cases will be displayed as they are dropped off. Last and final day for submission for the contest and display will be November 24th … so we have enough time to get them hung up. Please don’t wait, bring them in as soon as you have them ready so we are not hanging all at the last minute. People love to come in and see what is hanging up for our contests and come in long before the 25th of November.
Pillow size can be twin, regular double, queen or king size. You may make them as a gift for someone, yourself or for donation. We have at least 6 Charities who would be happy to accept them as donations especially at Christmas time. Use your stash and creativity to make for children or adults. This is the perfect opportunity to try or practice new techniques, applique, patchwork, embroidery or whatever you come up with. If you are embellishing only the band of the pillow case, it is a smaller area, so you may have time to do more than one. This should prove to be a fun project with endless possibilities. Get started now and bring your “works of art” in anytime before November 25th.
Voting will be done by anyone coming to the store to see them …..”Viewers Choice”….Winners and prizes will be announced and given out at Customer Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 25th.

Cozy Capz Dates for 2017-2018

Volunteers gather once a month to sew hats for cancer patients. Fabrics and time are donated to sew these items and are very much appreciated by those patients undergoing chemo treatment. New volunteers are always welcome. Come for one or any you can attend. Call to RSVP attendance. (Please note - days may change due to classroom availability.)

Cozy Capz

Fridays 9:00 - 12:30

Volunteers gather once a month to sew hats for cancer patients as well as comfort pillows for breast cancer patients. Fabrics and time are donated to sew these items and are very much appreciated...

Fridays 9:00 - 12:30   Aug 3rd, Sept 7th, Oct 5th, Nov 2nd, & Dec 7th, 2018 

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Janome & Babylock
with Pat Dykes

Saturdays 9:30-12:30

For Janome and Babylock embroidery machine model owners.

Oct. 13th, 2018 , Dec. 1st, 2018, Feb. 23rd, 2019 & April 27th, 2019

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Pfaff
with Judi Caldwell

Saturdays - 9:30-12:30

For Pfaff Creative embroidery machine model owners.

Saturdays - 9:30-12:30   Sept, 15th, Nov. 3rd, Feb16th, & May 4th

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Midrange
with Pat Dykes

Saturdays - 9:30-12:30

For sewers who have machines that are classified as more than basic with some decorative stitches. Projects are designed to increase members awareness of the capabilities of their machines. Our...

Saturdays - 9:30-12:30 -   Sept 29h 2018 Nov 17h 2018, Feb 9th 2019, April 6th 2019

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