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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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Fall 2014

BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB - ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY #8 CD - PFC Staff
Anytime, Sept. 1-30
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 #8 Paper Embroidery - It's easy to embroider on paper with just a few guidelines. Explore the types of designs that work well for embroidering on paper and on a new specialty kraft paper fabric that looks like paper or leather, but sews like fabric. Make a cute and clever little sack that is the perfect size bag to carry keys, cell phone, and credit cards. Carry it alone or strap it to a purse.
Fee: $10.00
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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB - BERNINA CLUB #8 CD - PFC Staff
Anytime, Sept. 1-30
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 #8 Nature Bowls - Great fabrics, a moldable fusible and decorative stitchwork combine together to make the perfect dish or nature-inspired bowl.
Fee: $10.00
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BERNINA VIRTUAL CLUB - SOFTWARE SAMPLER #8 CD - PFC Staff
Anytime, Sept. 1-30
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 #8 Realistic and Handwork Effects -Create embroidered cross stitch designs using the sross stitch program. Create an embroidery from a photo or graphic with the PhotoSnap Tool.
Fee: $10.00
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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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TRY BEFORE YOU BUY EMBROIDERY - PFC Staff
1 session SATURDAY, Sept. 13th, 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, Sept. 13th, 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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APPLIQUE: FRIEDA ANDERSON?'S PUMPKINS OR FALL FLOWERS ART QUILT - Carol Robinson
1 session SATURDAY, SEPT 20th, 1:00-5:00pm
Keep color in your home through the fall months by making an art quilt featuring pumpkins, fall flowers or trees. Learn raw edge applique using one of Frieda Anderson’s patterns and her method for using fusible web in this quick and easy class. No sewing skills or machine needed for class. 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 if desired. Please purchase pattern before class. Batik kit available, reserve when registering for class.
Fee: $35.00
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BEGINNING QUILTING - Kerin Ferrin
6 sessions TUESDAYS, SEPT. 23rd-OCT. 28th, 10:00-12:30pm.
Discover the wonderful world of quilting! Students learn the basic skills of quilt making such as rotary cutting, piecing, borders, quilting, binding, and labeling as they construct a charming Rail Fence wall hanging using 'Start Quilting With Alex Anderson.' Bernina sewing machines available for class. Basic quilting tools (rotary cutter, ruler and mat) and book necessary to purchase for class.
Fee: $90.00
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BEGINNING QUILTING - Kerin Ferrin
6 sessions WEDNESDAYS, SEPT. 24th-OCT 29th, 6:00-8:30pm.
Discover the wonderful world of quilting! Students learn the basic skills of quilt making such as rotary cutting, piecing, borders, quilting, binding, and labeling as they construct a charming Rail Fence wall hanging using 'Start Quilting With Alex Anderson.' Bernina sewing machines available for class. Basic quilting tools (rotary cutter, ruler and mat) and book necessary to purchase for class.
Fee: $90.00
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BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING - Kerin Ferrin
6 sessions WEDNESDAYS, SEPT. 24th-OCT 29th,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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EMBROIDERY AND APPLIQUE - Kay Hoffman
1 Sept 27th, 9:30-12:30pm
Learn great tips and tricks about embroidery. Students will complete first embroidered block in class. Learn several different ways to sew the applique block and try making one in the hoop! Learn how the Cutwork Tool saves time cutting the applique pieces. Learn about the applique features of the BERNINA software that allow you do applique in the hoop.
Fee: $15.00
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SUNDANCE QUILT - Kay Hoffman/Carol Robinson
2 sessions Sept 27th and/or Oct 25th, 9:30-12:30pm. Students may sign up for either session.
Come see this stunning version of Amanda Murphy’s Sundance Quilt made by Kay Hoffman and Carol Robinson. This is a 60? x 60? quilt that includes blocks of embroidery, applique, and pieced quilting! Pattern and embroidery designs will be provided in class. Kits will be available on request.

Part l - Embroidery and Applique – Kay Hoffman

Learn great tips and tricks about embroidery. Students will complete first embroidered block in class. Learn several different ways to sew the applique block and try making one in the hoop! Learn how the Cutwork Tool saves time cutting the applique pieces. Learn about the applique features of the BERNINA software that allow you do applique in the hoop.
Fee: $10.00
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SUSAN CARLSON'S SERENDIPITOUS SEA TURTLE - Susan Carlson
3 SATURDAY, SEPT 27th, OCT 18th, and NOV 15th, 1:00-5:00pm.
Working with Susan's sea turtle design, she takes you through her Cutting Loose Collage process step-by-step, from fabric selection through quilting and binding. This is a template-free class, encouraging playfulness, serendipity, and a willingness to cut loose. The sea turtle design will be available for use in different sizes or students may choose to draw their own version.
Fee: $180.00
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BEYOND BEGINNING QUILTING - Kerin Ferrin
6 sessions MONDAYS, SEPT. 29-NOV 3rd, 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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ROMAN SHADES - Sheri Nadeau
1 OCT 5th, 12:00-5:00pm Fee includes $15 materials fee.
Learn how to make a Roman Shade. This class will lead you through the steps to make Roman Shades for all your window needs. You will learn the steps from cutting, sewing, and mounting the shade. Pick your favorite home dec fabric or use some of the great quilting fabrics for your project. Please have your shade measurements with you when signing up (must decide if you want to mount inside the frame or outside or it.) Instructor will provide the lining fabric, rings and cord.
Fee: $65.00
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JULIE HERMAN'S JAYBIRD QUILTS (JBQ) RULER DEMO - Kerin Ferrin
1 SUNDAY, OCT 19, 12:00pm.
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. The Rock Candy class will be taught following the demo, pictured with the class description below. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER! CLASS IZE IS LIMITED!
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ROCK CANDY BY JAYBIRD QUILTS (JBQ) - Kerin Ferrin
1 SUNDAY, OCT 19, 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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SUNDANCE QUILT - Kay Hoffman/Carol Robinson
1 session Sept 27th and/or Oct 25th, 9:30-12:30pm. Students may sign up for either session.
Come see this stunning version of Amanda Murphy’s Sundance Quilt made by Kay Hoffman and Carol Robinson. This is a 60? x 60? quilt that includes blocks of embroidery, applique, and pieced quilting! Pattern and embroidery designs will be provided in class. Kits will be available on request.

Part 2 – Pieced Quilting – Carol Robinson

This class will focus on making the pieced blocks in this quilt. These include the Flying Geese block, the Grandmothers Fan block, the sashing with cornerstones and the setting triangles for putting the quilt together. Bring in your completed embroidery and applique blocks from Part 1 class.


Fee: $10.00
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