All classes are open to all sewing machine brands unless there is a BERNINA specific one scheduled.  You must have a good working knowledge of your sewing machine and it must be in good working condition.  We look forward to having you join us.  Scroll down to peruse classes or select one of the following categories.

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Spend less time cutting and more time creating using the AccuQuilt GO! Strip dies and Qubes! You will learn how to use your strip dies to subcut strip sets to make fast and easy 4-patch units. Combine them with the GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block and soon you will be playing strips and ladders!

Cost: $ 25.00
Expand your creativity by combining the AccuQuilt GO! Qube Companion Set - Corners with your GO! Qube Mix & Match 9; Block to create this striking table topper!

Cost: $ 25.00
You will have no more tangled jumbles of thread when you make and use these handy thread cases. Special slots in each pocket enable you to easily thread a needle without removing the spools from their pockets and keep everything as neat as a pin. Continue to perfect your skills of quilting fabric with Soft and Stable, attaching zippers, sewing with vinyl, and binding edges. Then add some new skills: Learn to sew with ultra suede, the secret ingredient to keeping your threads in place. Make a stretchy loop to close the case while allowing for expansion as it fills. These cases are perfect for travel and can hold threads, sewing supplies, and more!

Cost: $ 35.00
You will have no more tangled jumbles of thread when you make and use these handy thread cases. Special slots in each pocket enable you to easily thread a needle without removing the spools from their pockets and keep everything as neat as a pin. Continue to perfect your skills of quilting fabric with Soft and Stable, attaching zippers, sewing with vinyl, and binding edges. Then add some new skills: Learn to sew with ultra suede, the secret ingredient to keeping your threads in place. Make a stretchy loop to close the case while allowing for expansion as it fills. These cases are perfect for travel and can hold threads, sewing supplies, and more!

Cost: $ 35.00
LITTLE POPPINS BAG
- Mar 15, 2019 12:30 pm

This lovely Little Poppins Bag is constructed with Bosal, a double-sided fusible foam stabilizer, Pellon's 72F for the purse bottom and two metal stays (included with the pattern) for the zippered opening. The finished bag is impressively sturdy and numerous pockets line the inside for easy organization. Appropriate for the intermediate to experienced sewer, this two day class will have a week in between to do homework and catch-up work. The pattern allows for two size options (13" x 12" x 9" or 13" x 9" x 9"). Large and small scale prints are perfect for this project.

Cost: $ 40.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - JUST IN CASE
- Apr 03, 2019 10:00 am

Have you ever found yourself needing a nail clipper or bandages, but you have no idea where they are? These handy cases in two sizes help you keep everything together in one compact, easy-tolocate place. The small case can fit in the glove box of your car so is perfect to use as an emergency travel kit to hold first-aid supplies, flashlights, medications, and more. The larger case can slip under the seat and hold maps, travel guides, car documents, warranties, and so forth. This quick little project offers the perfect chance to review all that you've learned up to now: - Quilting fabric with Soft and Stable - Binding pockets with straight-grain binding - Attaching zippers to mesh pockets - Attaching zippers to vinyl pockets - Rounding corners - Making and attaching bias binding You will also add a couple of new skills to your purse-making bag of tricks: - Secrets to attaching invisible magnetic snaps - Attaching borders and pockets in the proper order You're sure to find the perfect use for these practical bags. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A TIME AND/OR DATE CHANGE.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - JUST IN CASE
- Apr 07, 2019 11:00 am

Have you ever found yourself needing a nail clipper or bandages, but you have no idea where they are? These handy cases in two sizes help you keep everything together in one compact, easy-tolocate place. The small case can fit in the glove box of your car so is perfect to use as an emergency travel kit to hold first-aid supplies, flashlights, medications, and more. The larger case can slip under the seat and hold maps, travel guides, car documents, warranties, and so forth. This quick little project offers the perfect chance to review all that you've learned up to now: - Quilting fabric with Soft and Stable - Binding pockets with straight-grain binding - Attaching zippers to mesh pockets - Attaching zippers to vinyl pockets - Rounding corners - Making and attaching bias binding You will also add a couple of new skills to your purse-making bag of tricks: - Secrets to attaching invisible magnetic snaps - Attaching borders and pockets in the proper order You're sure to find the perfect use for these practical bags. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A TIME AND/OR DATE CHANGE.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - POWER TRIP
- May 01, 2019 08:30 am

A gift that is perfect for guys, Power Trip provides storage space for lots of electronic gear or other small gadgets and supplies. Learn to make and attach a sturdy padded handle, to make inner zippered pockets, and how to easily bind mesh pockets with fold-over elastic. Practice installing a double-slide zipper as you make a zipper side strip which allows the bag to open flat for easy access. Continue to perfect your binding skills - this time everything is going to be visible on the outside of a bag. You can do it! You've had lots of practice. Be prepared - your sewing skills are about to go to the next level! PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A TIME AND/OR DATE CHANGE.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - POWER TRIP
- May 11, 2019 08:30 am

A gift that is perfect for guys, Power Trip provides storage space for lots of electronic gear or other small gadgets and supplies. Learn to make and attach a sturdy padded handle, to make inner zippered pockets, and how to easily bind mesh pockets with fold-over elastic. Practice installing a double-slide zipper as you make a zipper side strip which allows the bag to open flat for easy access. Continue to perfect your binding skills - this time everything is going to be visible on the outside of a bag. You can do it! You've had lots of practice. Be prepared - your sewing skills are about to go to the next level! PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A TIME AND/OR DATE CHANGE.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - ALL ABOARD
- Jun 05, 2019 08:30 am

Take beauty on the go and look stylish while doing so! Whether you are globetrotting or touring closer to home, you will love these stylish cases for carrying cosmetics, jewelry, first aid supplies, and more. In this class, you will learn how to sew a zipper on a curved edge - another new zipper installation style. Discover how to finish the edges and stitch the binding to the bag to refine the shape of the train case. Though this is a bit more difficult, you have had lots of practice by now, so feel confident that you can accomplish this step with ease. Practice really does make perfect! PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A TIME AND/OR DATE CHANGE.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - ALL ABOARD
- Jun 08, 2019 10:00 am

Take beauty on the go and look stylish while doing so! Whether you are globetrotting or touring closer to home, you will love these stylish cases for carrying cosmetics, jewelry, first aid supplies, and more. In this class, you will learn how to sew a zipper on a curved edge - another new zipper installation style. Discover how to finish the edges and stitch the binding to the bag to refine the shape of the train case. Though this is a bit more difficult, you have had lots of practice by now, so feel confident that you can accomplish this step with ease. Practice really does make perfect! PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A TIME AND/OR DATE CHANGE.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - CATCH ALL CADDY
- Jul 03, 2019 10:00 am

This over-sized, sturdy caddy has lots of easy-to-access slip pockets and dividers to hold and organize all your supplies. You will be thrilled to learn how to make bellowed inner dividers. Their ingenious design allows the interior fabric dividers to be fully expandable yet to also be able to fall flat against the caddy when not in use. This project also introduces a new style of handles which are padded with Soft and Stable and attached to the caddy using rectangle rings. You will test your binding skills as you sew the binding on the bulky bottoms and curved edges and make the "grab" handles on the end. But you're an expert, so it's no problem! PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A TIME AND/OR DATE CHANGE.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - CATCH ALL CADDY
- Jul 13, 2019 10:00 am

This over-sized, sturdy caddy has lots of easy-to-access slip pockets and dividers to hold and organize all your supplies. You will be thrilled to learn how to make bellowed inner dividers. Their ingenious design allows the interior fabric dividers to be fully expandable yet to also be able to fall flat against the caddy when not in use. This project also introduces a new style of handles which are padded with Soft and Stable and attached to the caddy using rectangle rings. You will test your binding skills as you sew the binding on the bulky bottoms and curved edges and make the "grab" handles on the end. But you're an expert, so it's no problem! PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A TIME AND/OR DATE CHANGE.

Cost: $ 35.00
For the final project in this year-long project series, we are going to tackle the mother-of-all-bags! You will love this spacious organizer with lots of zippered pockets to hold everything you need - sewing machine feet and accessories, tools, and more. You will take all skills you learned as you worked on the other projects and perfect them with this bag. You'll also learn some new skills: - Expand on the zipper-making skills you learned in Project 1 as you learn to make zippers of any length using Zippers by the Yard. - Discover how to make expandable vinyl pockets which will hold larger items. You will love the handy folding template included in the pattern. - Mesh pockets and bindings will be easy-peasy since you have mastered them in so many projects up to this point. - Learn the secrets to attaching hook-and-loop fastener to pocket pages. Take a bow and show off your year's projects. You have organized your supplies, made some fun gifts, and refined your skills. Kudos! PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A TIME CHANGE FOR THIS CLASS.

Cost: $ 35.00
For the final project in this year-long project series, we are going to tackle the mother-of-all-bags! You will love this spacious organizer with lots of zippered pockets to hold everything you need - sewing machine feet and accessories, tools, and more. You will take all skills you learned as you worked on the other projects and perfect them with this bag. You'll also learn some new skills: - Expand on the zipper-making skills you learned in Project 1 as you learn to make zippers of any length using Zippers by the Yard. - Discover how to make expandable vinyl pockets which will hold larger items. You will love the handy folding template included in the pattern. - Mesh pockets and bindings will be easy-peasy since you have mastered them in so many projects up to this point. - Learn the secrets to attaching hook-and-loop fastener to pocket pages. Take a bow and show off your year's projects. You have organized your supplies, made some fun gifts, and refined your skills. Kudos! PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A TIME CHANGE FOR THIS CLASS.

Cost: $ 35.00
Pinpoint Placement is so easy even when your project is not hooped perfectly. Learn how to simply select two points to determine the embroidery axis and size, check it to your liking and experience stitching success!

Cost: $ 8.00
Pinpoint Placement is so easy even when your project is not hooped perfectly. Learn how to simply select two points to determine the embroidery axis and size, check it to your liking and experience stitching success!

Cost: $ 8.00
Successful serging begins with understanding the stitch. Learn to dissect the components of 4-thread Overlock stitch formation. Then work to troubleshoot a balanced stitch and gain the confidence to adjust settings for all your textile and creative needs.

Cost: $ 8.00
Successful serging begins with understanding the stitch. Learn to dissect the components of 4-thread Overlock stitch formation. Then work to troubleshoot a balanced stitch and gain the confidence to adjust settings for all your textile and creative needs.

Cost: $ 8.00
This faux-sashed t-shirt throw will go together in a dash! With just 20 t-shirts and some pre-cut strips, you?ll create what is sure to be your favorite throw. T-shirt quilts make great gifts and mementos, and with this method, you?ll want to make more than one! Lecture/Demo

Cost: $ 8.00
This faux-sashed t-shirt throw will go together in a dash! With just 20 t-shirts and some pre-cut strips, you?ll create what is sure to be your favorite throw. T-shirt quilts make great gifts and mementos, and with this method, you?ll want to make more than one! Lecture/Demo

Cost: $ 8.00
Get creative with the patterns in BERNINA Embroidery Software. Even create your own patterns and send them to the machine for embroidery or for stitching. Use pattern fills, pattern outlines, and pattern stamps for embellishment! WE WELCOME a new look for software, BERNINA CREATIVE STUDIO: SOFTWARE INSPIRATIONS. 12 BERNINA software 8.1 lessons and 4 DesignWorks lessons. Each lesson contains a 30 minute video lesson featuring a demonstration and explanation of software techniques and step-by-step handouts. BRING YOUR USB STICK to download the video and handouts.

Cost: $ 15.00
PROJECT LINUS
- Feb 27, 2019 10:00 am

Bear's Paw Fabrics will be hosting a monthly sit and sew to benefit the Project Linus organization. It will be held on the fourth Wednesday 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 needed (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.

Cost: $ FREE
PROJECT LINUS
- Mar 27, 2019 10:00 am

Bear's Paw Fabrics will be hosting a monthly sit and sew to benefit the Project Linus organization. It will be held on the fourth Wednesday 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 needed (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.

Cost: $ FREE
THE KRISTINE (SPOOL) ZIPPER POUCH - HANDS ON - Lisa - The "Kristine" zipper pouch includes piecing and quilting - all in one hoop! Each has a pieced "spool" and the zipper pouch is lined and shows no raw seams or stabilizer! What a great way to showcase "piecing" in the hoop, as well as how fun and easy an in-the-hoop project can be! Hoop Size for the LARGE Pouch: 7 x 8 hoop (Embroidery Field Needed: 6.50 x 7.53) Hoop Size for the JUMBO Pouch: 8 x 10 hoop (Embroidery Field Needed: 7.5 x 8.49) *Since embroidery fields vary for different brands and sizes of hoops, please be sure that the embroidery field listed above will be the right size for your particular hoop. File formats included on CD: ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3, XXX.

Cost: $ 15.00
MACHINE APPLIQUE
- Feb 18, 2019 10:00 am

Let's have some fun with the butterfly and daisy. You will learn how to stitch curves, leaves and stems in this class. Think of the ways that you can add applique to your quilts. Applique fits into an 8" X 8" block. Includes precut fused applique & finished drawing for assembling applique.

Cost: $ 35.00
Let's get started using and learning about the fabulous embroidery machine you just purchased! You will feel confident embroidering on many fabric surfaces. Preparing to embroider: needles, thread, stabilizers; hoops/hooping/hoop calibration; accessing designs; trace/check; virtual positioning/absolute check; motif center; basting boxes; embroidery sequence control; moving/rotating/duplicating; rescale and mirror image; pinpoint placement. These classes are for the new 4 series, new 5 series, 7 series and 8 series machines. When registering for the please info us which machine you have. If you own an older Bernina or not sure which model you have, contact the store and we will help to schedule a lesson for your machine. Our classes are FREE to those who purchased from Bear's Paw, otherwise class is $30 per hour. KIT FEE: $10 Instructor: Lisa

Cost: $ FREE
Let's get started using and learning about the fabulous embroidery machine you just purchased! You will feel confident embroidering on many fabric surfaces. Preparing to embroider: needles, thread, stabilizers; hoops/hooping/hoop calibration; accessing designs; trace/check; virtual positioning/absolute check; motif center; basting boxes; embroidery sequence control; moving/rotating/duplicating; rescale and mirror image; pinpoint placement; These classes are for the new 4 series, new 5 series, 7 series and 8 series machines. When registering for the please info us which machine you have. If you own an older Bernina or not sure which model you have, contact the store and we will help to schedule a lesson for your machine. Our classes are FREE to those who purchased from Bear's Paw, otherwise class is $30 per hour. KIT FEE: $10

Cost: $ FREE
CARROT BREATH
- Feb 16, 2019 01:00 pm

CARROT BREATH - This adorable quilt, designed by Anneliese Johnson of Eye Candy Quilts, finishes at 56"x56". The design combines both piecing and applique and the pattern includes a full sized placement sheet for the large center applique.

Cost: $ 25.00
This is a 3-day class where you will learn piecing techniques to make a quilt top. Using The Teacher's Pet "Bread and Butter" pattern you will learn: how to read a pattern; use a rotary cutter and ruler; sew a perfect 1/4" seam; the proper way to press your seams and the importance of doing so and how to combine the blocks into a gorgeous quilt top.

Cost: $ 70.00
Every third Saturday of the month from March thru November from 1-3, learn new quilting techniques with Marty while completing the complex and beautiful Vintage Christmas Quilt designed by Lori Holt. This quilt features 42 unique quilting blocks as well as a beautiful decorative bow border.

Cost: $ 15.00
BEGINNING FREE MOTION QUILTING
- Feb 20, 2019 10:00 am

Have you tried freemotion quilting and just can not seem to get the results you want? This class is for you! You will learn all of the basics and beyond to start you on your way to successful machine quilting.

Cost: $ 50.00
The Square Squared (Square2) is an all-in-one tool that gives you a window template for accurately cutting the center square, a chart printed right on the ruler for the recommended size to cut the triangles sewn to the four sides of the center square and a trim down section on the ruler that simplifies the alignment of ruler to fabric unit and allows everyone to clean up the unit to a precise measurement every time. This tool can make 6 different size units from 1? through to 6?. Time: Noon to 3 pm Instructor: Maria Rogers-Naito

Cost: $ 30.00
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