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Towson, MD 21286

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M,T,T,F: 10 TO 5
W: 10 TO 8
SAT: 9:30 TO 4
SUN: 12 TO 4
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Bear’s Paw Fabrics will be hosting a monthly sit and sew to benefit the Project Linus organization. It will be held on the third Tuesday of every month. The Project Linus organization is in need of children’s blankets. They can be quilts, knitted or crocheted afghans or tied polar fleece blankets. Crib size is the most need (36” x 36”) or (36” x 42”). So come with your fabric scraps or your yarn and your sewing machine and be prepared to have fun. We will have some easy pattern ideas for you to use. Come anytime between 10 and 4. Bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks. We will be glad to help you with design choices. Fay Husted, the coordinator for Project Linus will be at our first meeting to provide us with more information and to cheer us on! If you cannot attend the sit n sew, but would like to make a contribution of a quilt or afghan, you can drop it off at the store anytime. Just label it for Project Linus. If you would like more information about Project Linus, you can visit their website: www.projectlinus.org SIGN UP IS CRITICAL, SPACE IS LIMITED.

ACCUQUILT

Coming

Cost: $ FREE

BAGS/TOTES/WALLETS

Make this adorable candy basket just in time for Halloween. It can be used to give or receive candy! You will learn how to easily work with Soft & Stable™. Kits available - $26 includes pattern.

Cost: $ 15.00

MACHINE APPLIQUE

Love the look of hand appliqué, but just don’t have the time for handwork? Try this technique that will make your machine appliqué look as if it was done by hand and only take a fraction of the time too! Learn all about the tricks and tools you need for success. Your quilt will look like you sat for hours and needle-turned by hand each piece!

Cost: $ 25.00

MACHINE EMBROIDERY CLASSES

Stitch Party is an event that is centered around a project or technique that will get you excited about embroidery! All projects are geared toward ANY LEVEL of embroiderer. In the hoop projects are fun and easy. All attendees will successfully complete the project in class. You must sign up in advance to reserve your spot. Join us for this fun way to learn more and make more!

NEW 8 SERIES MACHINE

Extended stitches, bobbin play, embellishment, stacked stitches, buttonholes, review feet that came with the machine and other feet to consider, gears of death, bird’s nest, other troubleshooting.

Cost: $ FREE
This session is all about playing. http://www.bearspawfabrics.com/site-configuration/classes/edit-class.php?classId=89703#paneDetailsYou will experience bobbinplay, buttonholes, BERNINA Dual Feed, and playing with thread. You will find out why quilter's need buttonholes.

Cost: $ FREE
TOPICS COVERED: Meet your machine and accessories,, Function buttons, Set up screen, BERNINA exclusives, Basic stitches, Stitch menus, Foot recognition, Tutorial menu, Correct threading top thread, Bobbin winding, Correct threading bobbin for sewing, Maintenance, Our classes are FREE if machine was purchased at Bear's Paw, but we sincerely OPEN our classes to anyone who has purchased their machine from another dealer. Please call the Store (410-321-6730) for pricing,. These are wonderful machines and there are so many features you could enjoy. It is important to invest in the time to get to know your machine and have fun. It is helpful to bring your machine to any classes, but they can be taken as lecture/demo. If you can get your machine into your car, we can get it out.

Cost: $ FREE
This session is all about playing. You will experience bobbinplay, buttonholes, BERNINA Dual Feed, and playing with thread. You will find out why quilter's need buttonholes.

Cost: $ FREE

NEW MACHINE CLASSES #2 - STITCH FUN

Let's get working on those decorative stitches! TOPICS COVERED: Decorative stitching Temporary Altered Stitch Memory Altering stitches Pattern functions Memory and Alphabets Our classes are FREE to those who purchased from Bear's Paw, but we sincerely open our classes to anyone who has purchased their machine from another dealer. In this case, classes are $30 each.

Cost: $ FREE

NEW MACHINE CLASSES #3 - EMBROIDERY BASICS 1

Let's get started using and learning about the fabulous embroidery machine you just purchased! In two classes you will feel confident embroidering on many fabric surfaces. TOPICS COVERED: Introduction Machine/module set up Preparing to embroider Needles and thread Stabilizers Hoops/hooping/hoop calibration Accessing designs Trace/check Virtual positioning/absolute check Motif center Basting boxes Customizing designs Stitching a design Embroidery sequence control Moving/rotating/duplicating Rescale and mirror image 2ND HALF OF CLASS: Let's get started using and learning about the fabulous embroidery machine you just purchased! In two classes you will feel confident embroidering on many fabric surfaces. TOPICS COVERED: Lettering Changing letter height/spacing Stitch density Word Art/letter manipulation Our classes are FREE to those who purchased from Bear''s Paw, but we sincerely open our classes to anyone who has purchased their machine from another dealer.

Cost: $ FREE

NEW MACHINE CLASSES #4 - EMBROIDERY BASICS 2

Let's get started using and learning about the fabulous embroidery machine you just purchased! In two classes you will feel confident embroidering on many fabric surfaces. TOPICS COVERED: Introduction Machine/module set up Preparing to embroider Needles and thread Stabilizers Hoops/hooping/hoop calibration Accessing designs Trace/check Virtual positioning/absolute check Motif center Basting boxes Customizing designs Stitching a design Embroidery sequence control Moving/rotating/duplicating Rescale and mirror image 2ND HALF OF CLASS: Let's get started using and learning about the fabulous embroidery machine you just purchased! In two classes you will feel confident embroidering on many fabric surfaces. TOPICS COVERED: Lettering Changing letter height/spacing Stitch density Word Art/letter manipulation Our classes are FREE to those who purchased from Bear''s Paw, but we sincerely open our classes to anyone who has purchased their machine from another dealer. Call the Store for details 410-321-6730

Cost: $ FREE

NEW MACHINE CLASSES #5 - BSR

The BERNINA Stitch Regulator is an innovative accessory that is far more than just a presser foot...it is part of a dynamic interaction between quilter, accessory and BERNINA Sewing Machine. Come in learn the ins and outs of this incredible foot. Our classes are FREE to those who purchased from Bear's Paw, but we sincerely open our classes to anyone who has purchased their machine from another dealer. Please call the Store for pricing information. 410-321-6730.

Cost: $ FREE

NEW MACHINE CLASSES #6 - CREATIVE OPTIONS

BERNINA 580, 7 Series By now, you are familiar with the basics of operating your machine and are ready to get into some of the unique features and functions that made you want your model in the first place. The information and stitching exercises in this book address the special features, functions and techniques. Our classes are FREE to those who purchased from Bear's Paw, but we sincerely open our classes to anyone who has purchased their machine from another dealer. Please call the Store for pricing information. 410-321-6730.

Cost: $ FREE

PIECING AND/OR QUILTING

This class introduces paper piecing. It is an easy and yet detailed technique that will result in precise piecing and points. Experiment with different fabric combinations, blending solids and prints of your favorite colors. The project is pre-cut friendly where you can use 2 1/2" strips or scraps. Quilting techniques and binding will also be covered. Project Sizes: (Your choice) Placemat 15" x 22", Runner 16" x 34", Wall Quilt 28" x 31".

Cost: $ 30.00
Come join Rita at Bear’s Paw for a fun day of sewing and chatting with friends. Come for the day or just a few hours and work on your own project. Rita can coach you if you get stuck or need encouragement. Bring a lunch with you or go out to lunch if you wish. We have limited spots in the classroom, so call ahead to reserve yours!

Cost: $ FREE
What happens when you add Kim Diehl's Gathering Basket Collection by Henry Glass and add Windham's new designer, Jill Shaulis from Yellow Creek Quilt Designs' collection, Kindred Spirit? We will have double patterns and double the fun. The Vintage Sampler group will meet each month and discuss the patterns and make some vintage memories of our own.

Cost: $ FREE
Join a class of quilters for a fun time creating a quick quilt using your serger or reserve one of ours. You will be amazed how fast you can turn out a lap or baby quilt by running your fabric through the serger. Kids love to drag quilts around and a serger quilt can take it. Also a suitable quilt for rough and ready teenagers. Oh, and you may include husbands. This is a technique that you can use whenever speed and durability count.

Cost: $ 20.00

QUILTING BY MACHINE

MACHINE QUILTING 101 - ADVANCED BEGINNER AND ABOVE - Erin - Learn the tricks to successful machine quilting. Enjoy testing out new ways to meander all over your quilt. Practice border patterns and sashing ideas plus lots of fillers for all that white space!!! This is always a popular class, so sign up quickly! Highly recommended - get tips on machine quilting from a pro!

Cost: $ 50.00

SKILL BUILDER EMBROIDERY

Join Spanky in the Pumpkin Patch and stitch these adorable freestanding lace pumpkins. If you have never embroidered freestanding lace this is the time to do it. With Halloween and Thanksgiving just around the corner, these are the perfect embroideries for your Fall season decorations. There are several styles and sizes to choose from. You will most likely want to stitch the entire pumpkin patch when you find how easy and charming they are. Anyone of the pumpkins would make a lovely gift. Purchase of designs required. Supply list provided upon registration.

Cost: $ 20.00

SOFTWARE SAMPLER 1 - THE BASICS

TOPIC: REALISTIC AND HANDWORK EFFECTS Create embroidered Cross Stitch designs using the Cross Stitch program. Create an embroidery from a photo or graphic with the PhotoSnap Tool.

Cost: $ 15.00
TOPIC: Weird & Wonderful Create special effects using different tools in the software. This is a chance to explore some of the less frequently used tools and take a look at the opportunities Art Canvas provides.

Cost: $ 15.00
TOPIC: Review the techniques learned throughout the year and create a great quick gift that will embroider itself right in the hoop!

Cost: $ 15.00

SOFTWARE SAMPLER 2 - THE NEXT STEP

TOPIC: Work with the beautiful outline stitches in the software, as well as, create your own stitch patterns from scratch. Manipulate the stitches to create beautiful circular pattern stitch embroideries.

Cost: $ 15.00
TOPIC: Create a Pencil Pouch project to embroider in-the-hoop. Work with fonts, embroider the zipper and quilting to complete the project.

Cost: $ 15.00
TOPIC: Everything will be coming up roses as you learn to create stitches using the free-hand drawing tool using a photo as a template - no artistic skills needed. Explore the option of adding needlepunch for additional color.

Cost: $ 15.00

TECHNIQUES

Spend some time with us and we will help you get started. Learn what your machine can do and see what all of those beautiful stitches really look like. Open to all machine makes and models.

Cost: $ 15.00

WOOL/WOOL FELT

You have admired these dear little guys and the time has come to get together with Ulrike, the designer, and get them ready for the holidays.

Cost: $ 15.00