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112 Penhallow St.
Portsmouth NH 03801
(603) 436-6343
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Mon.-Sat.
9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Now open
Sunday 12 noon-5 p.m.

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ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND FULL PAYMENT REQUIRED
1/2 refundable up to one week before class

 Please check back often for class additions and date changes!
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Summer 2014

ROCK CANDY BY JAYBIRD QUILTS (JBQ) - Kerin Ferrin
1 session SATURDAY, JUNE 21st, 1-5pm
Come learn how to make the Rock Candy table topper using one of Julie Herman's Jaybird Quilts (JBQ) ruler - the Sidekick ruler. Learn how to cut diamonds and sew them together to make this stunning design in a hexagon shape.
Fee: $35.00
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TRY BEFORE YOU BUY EMBROIDERY - PFC Staff
1 session SATURDAY, JUNE 21st, 1:00-3:00pm.
Come learn about embroidery! Bring something to embroider and learn about the various model machines, embroidery designs, hooping, threads, stabilizers, and tips that make it fun and easy! Pre-register by calling. Class size limited
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TRY BEFORE YOU BUY SEWING MACHINE - PFC Staff
1 session SATURDAY, JUNE 21st, 10:00-12:00 pm
Come experience the larger bed of the BERNINA 8 Series and 7 Series machines, or the smooth Bernina Stitch Regulator that now comes with the BERNINA 580 as well as the 550, or the automatic needle threader and buttonhole on the 3 Series compact machines, and the the amazing stitch quality on all the BERNINAS! Pre-register by calling. Class size limited.
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BEGINNING SEWING AND BEYOND - Margi Varnum
5 sessions TUESDAYS, ANY 5 SESSIONS, 6:00-8:30pm
Need help finishing your project or want to start a new one? This hands-on class covers sewing basics including pattern and fabric selection, pattern layout and pinning, cutting, fitting, interfacing, construction techniques, seam finishes and more. Bernina sewing machines available for class. Sign up for any 5 sessions!
Fee: $75.00
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BEGINNING SEWING AND BEYOND - Margi Varnum
5 sessions THURSDAYS, ANY 5 SESSIONS, 10:00-12:30pm.
Need help finishing your project or want to start a new one? This hands-on class covers sewing basics including pattern and fabric selection, pattern layout and pinning, cutting, fitting, interfacing, construction techniques, seam finishes and more. Bernina sewing machines available for class. Sign up for any 5 session!
Fee: $75.00
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APPLIQUE: FRIEDA ANDERSON’S FLOWER/TREES ART QUILT - Carol Robinson
1 session SUNDAY, JULY 20th, 1:00-5:00pm
Enjoy working with rich colors and textures while making this art quilt featuring flowers or trees. Learn raw edge applique using fusible web in this quick and easy class. Choose one of Frieda’s patterns for your favorite flower or tree designs- daffodils, asters, lilies, irises etc. Perfect for beginners but challenging enough for the experienced quilter as well. Your project should be easily completed in the class and ready for you to quilt and embellish at home.
Fee: $35.00
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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB - ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #7 CD - PFC Staff
Anytime, Aug. 1-31
Throughout the year, BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on machine embroidery techniques with a product list, tips and tricks handout and featured embroidery design. BERNINA ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #7 Ducks in a Row - Ducks won't be embroidered in this lesson but learning how to properly align multiple designs and stitch them out continuously in a row will be. Explore different methods used to accomplish this - from machines
Fee: $10.00
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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB - BERNINA CLUB #7 CD - PFC Staff
Anytime, Aug. 1-31
Throughout the year, BERNINA CLUB CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how-to-use BERNINA presser feet, accessories and BERNINA machine techniques with a product list and instructional handout. BERNINA CLUB #7 Fun with Kraft-Tex - It's new, a great new medium to work on projects - Kraft-Tex. Sew, paint, embroider on this almost indestructible "fabric.
Fee: $10.00
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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB - SOFTWARE SAMPLER #7 CD - PFC Staff
Anytime, Aug. 1-31
Anytime August 1-31 Throughout the year, BERNINA SOFTWARE SAMPLER CD's #1 through #10 will be available to purchase after the first day of the month. At your convenience, enjoy the PowerPoint presentation and video featuring a BERNINA educator focusing on how-to-use BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, written instructions and project suggestions for inspiration. BERNINA SOFTWARE SAMPLER #7 Make it HUGE - Create a multi hooped design. Review the new features of BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 for better automatic multiple hooping and learn to use the new manual options to create and set your own reference points.
Fee: $10.00
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BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING - Kerin Ferrin
6 sessions WEDNESDAYS, AUG. 6th-SEPT. 17 (skips Sept. 10) 10:00am-12:30pm.
You have completed your first (or first few quilts), but you still want the guidance of an instructor and the camaraderie of quilters? Ready to stretch your imagination to Friendship Braid or diamonds or to a quilt with many different fabrics? This class is for you! A variety of patterns will be suggested and available for purchase (or bring your own). Your instructor will guide you through the process, fabric needs and reading/understanding the pattern. Each week, she will also provide a demo on another aspect of quilting; ie Bear's Claw, Flying Geese, Log Cabin, borders, binding, setting triangles, square in a square, half square triangles. If you have never quilted before, please see Beginning Quilting course.
Fee: $90.00
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BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING - Kerin Ferrin
6 sessions MONDAYS, AUG. 11th-SEPT. 15, 6-8:30pm.
You have completed your first (or first few quilts), but you still want the guidance of an instructor and the camaraderie of quilters? Ready to stretch your imagination to Friendship Braid or diamonds or to a quilt with many different fabrics? This class is for you! A variety of patterns will be suggested and available for purchase (or bring your own). Your instructor will guide you through the process, fabric needs and reading/understanding the pattern. Each week, she will also provide a demo on another aspect of quilting; ie Bear's Claw, Flying Geese, Log Cabin, borders, binding, setting triangles, square in a square, half square triangles. If you have never quilted before, please see Beginning Quilting course.
Fee: $90.00
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JULIE HERMAN'S JAYBIRD QUILTS (JBQ) RULER DEMO - Kerin Ferrin
1 session SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th, 11:00am FREE! Please preregister, class size limited.
Learn how Hex N More ruler cuts Hexagons, Half Hexagons, Jewels and 60° Triangles, and how the Sidekick ruler cuts diamonds, triangles & half triangles. The shapes and sizes cut from each ruler can work together or alone to make unique and interesting designs in 16 different patterns. There are 14 patterns that work with the Hex N More ruler, one of which will be taught in the afternoon class, "The Candy Dish", pictured with the class below.
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CANDY DISH PILLOW OR WALL HANGING - Kerin Ferrin
1 session SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th, 1:00-5:00pm
Learn how easy it is to make hexagons and triangles with the Hex N More ruler in several different sizes to suit your desires. Have fun playing with different fabric combinations or buy a kit to make one like the shop sample. Once you start using the Hex N More ruler there is no stopping you from making all 14 patterns that are available now and there more coming! Beginners welcome, it is that easy!
Fee: $35.00
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