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Range BackpackRange Backpack Class

The Range Backpack is a hip yet functional backpack to make!  Come join all the rage in sewing a backpack for yourself and realize how useful it is to be hands free!  A zipper pocket on the outside makes it easy to carry your cell phone.

Intermediate sewing skills are necessary.  Completely read the entire pattern before class, it is recommended that you do not cut out your exterior and canvas fabric prior to the first class.

Instructor: Amy Maternoski
Date: Oct. 24 & Nov. 7
Time: Oct. 24, 6-8, Nov. 7, 5-8
Fee: $30.00


The Knit Doctor is In

The Knit Doctor is in – the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4 to 5.   Sign up by calling Silver Thimble or stop in.  Now you have a place to take that unfinished project. Life happened and you couldn't finish it. Now you don't know where or how to get started.  Or you have a project going but don't understand the directions.  Check in with the Knit Doctor for a quick diagnosis.

Instructor:  Victoria Jicha
Dates:  Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 1 & 15, Dec. 6 & 20
Time:  4pm - 5pm
Fee:  $10.00


Maxwell BagMaxwell Bag

Take this class to make the "Maxwell" bag from our famous bag lady Karen Baker!  It's a great bag for carrying your knitting, sewing supplies or even for an overnight. In this class you will learn Karen's tips for making this bag.
Instructor:  Karen Baker

Date:  Wed. Oct. 10
Time:  10am - 3pm
Fee:  $15.00


Embroidery by Machine Without an Embroidery Machine

Love that Gardener's Alphabet from Crab-apple Hill?  Want to sign up for the block of the month, but are afraid you will never get it done?  Consider taking this class to learn to do it on your home sewing machine!  In this one day class, we will trace and color a simple pattern, and then embroider it using free motion embroidery.  Using this technique,  you can finish your block of the month "A Gardener's Alphabet" in no time!  You could also apply the technique to other hand embroidered quilts and will love them every bit as much!

Date:  Saturday, October 13
Time:  9:30-3:30
Fee:  $30
Instructor:  Mary Ellen


Lace ClassBuilding in Lace Class
Join us beginning in Jan. 2018, for Michelle Hunter's newest series "Building with Lace".  The shawl is knit in one piece.  It includes 9 lace patterns with a beaded knit border.  One lace pattern will be introduced each month.

Instructor: Tina Adams
Dates:  Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 27
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Fee: 25.00

Lace Class


Our Class Registration Policy

Registration is guaranteed upon full payment of class fees. We do not refund class money unless the class is cancelled. If you wish to register by phone, please have your credit card handy.

Class supply lists and/or special patterns are available at the time of registration. We will give a one time 10% discount when you purchase your class supplies.

Most classes require a minimum of three students. A class will be cancell three days before it is scheduled if the minimum number has not registered. We will refund your money, apply the amount towards another class or apply the amount toward the purchase of merchandise.

Please mark your calendar with the date and time of class, as we are not able to make reminder phone calls. Please arrive for your class a few minutes early so thatyou are set up and class can begin on time.

Please make sure that your sewing machine is in good working condition and that you bring all accessories needed of rhte class you are taking.


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Join One Crazy S1ster Club

by Janet Rae Nesbitt - Club begins Jan. 2019

Piece a bit of crazy goodness and have a crazy good time as you join together each session for an itty bit of fun!  The blocks and projects are a bit smaller than normal, so the projects are just an "itty bit" crazy.  In this club you will learn piecing techniques and helpful hints each session.   You will also work on your blocks during the meeting.  We are taking sign ups now.  Meetings will be the third Tuesday each month, beginning Jan. 15.

Instructors:  Karen Baker & Tammy VanderBloomen
Time:  1 pm - 3 pm or 5 pm - 7 pm
Fee:  $40.00 (for 9 months)


Stash Busters

Stash Busters 2019

Do you have a stash of fabric at home that may last you until you are gone?  Shelves overflowing?  Running out of space for those treasured pieces?  Do you keep buying fabric for your collection without a goal for its use?  Do you still accumulate fabric faster than you use it?   If any of these describes you, then Stash Busters! is for you! 

Here is how it will work:  you pay the $40 annual fee and sign up.  The project starts in January 2019.   Come in to the shop in to pick up your pattern.  Patterns will focus on using fat quarters or jelly rolls, so you can use up lots of smaller amounts, if you choose.  You will have until the end of March to finish the quilt.  In April, you will pick up a 2nd pattern.  You will have until the end of June to finish it.  In July, pick up a 3rd pattern, (finish by end of Sept.)  and in October, pick up the last one for the year (finish by mid-December). 

Each time you finish a quilt by the deadline (March, June, Sept. & December), you will be eligible for a drawing.  We will have a party at the end of the year and encourage everyone to come to show off their quilts.  Drawings will take place then.  There will be a grand prize drawing at that party.  To be eligible for grand prize, you must complete all 4 quilts.  You do not need to complete all four to stay in the group or get the patterns, however.   

Your registration fee covers the patterns.  There are no requirements to purchase fabrics (not prohibited, though).  Our goal is for you to use fabrics from your stash.   

We will have a short get-together on the first Wednesday in April, the first Wed. in July, the first Wed. in October at 5:30 PM just to show our progress to the group and get ideas. 

Sign-up begins November 1.  Hope to see your name on the list! 

When we say "finished", we mean the quilt top.  Quilts do not need to be quilted by the deadline.


UFO Club

Sign up now for UFO Club, beginning January 2019 to complete projects.  Join Tammy ( a master at starting things),  each month on the 4th Monday either day or night to work on those forgotten goodies.  We will sit and sew each month and actually accomplish something.  Each month we will offer tips and incentives to complete "UFO"s

Instructor:  Tammy VanderBloomen
Date: Begins Jan. 28th
Time: 12:30 - 3pm or 5 - 7:30
Fee:  $25.00 for the year


A Dozen Dishies!

We had so much fun in 2017 we decided to continue with the Dishies.  Join in the fun of learning more knit stitches and patterns by making a new dish cloth each month of the new year!

You will pick up your pattern and yarn on or after the first of each month to complete your monthly dish cloth.  We will not meet as a club, but you are welcome to attend the shop knit days to work on yours or get assistance if you are stuck.  Cost of the club will be $6.00 per month.


Crochet Club

If you enjoy hand work with other like-minded souls, Crochet Club is for you.  We will come together once a month to work on squares for an afghan or, just bring along whatever crochet project you have going, and we will include Show & Share, chat a bit, and learn from each other.

Instructor:  Victoria Jicha
Date:  Sept. 11 (First Monday of the month)
Time:  1 - 3pm
Fee:  $25.00 for the year


Friday Open Sew

Join us each month on the first Friday for Open Sew.  Sew from 10am to 4pm and we make lunch for you!  Sign up ahead of time please.

Dates for 2018: Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 30

Fee:  $10.00


Open Knitting at Silver Thimble:

Second Thursday 10 - 12, No charge. 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10. 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11. 11/8, 12/13.

Third Saturday 12 - 2pm, No charge.  1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16. 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15.

First Sunday 1 - 3pm, $25.00 for the year.  1/14, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.


Featherweight ClubFeatherweight Club

Let's take a step back in time.  Not too far, just to pre automatic thread cutters and machine needle threader.  Let's dig out our featherweight machines that we all own but don't make time for and bring them to our new featherweight club.  We will meet on the second Monday of every month from 10:00am to noon.  I will have patterns and books to choose from or just bring a UFO.  We will learn maintenance and how to use the different feet that came with your machine and much more.

Dates: Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, & Dec. 10
Time:  10:00 - 12:00 or 1pm -3
Fee:  $25.00
Instructor:  Tammy VanderBloomen


Modern Quilt Club

Sign up for Modern Quilt Club 2018.  The first meeting for 2018 will be Jan. 17.  At the meetings, we will share our ideas, work on projects of your own choosing, and group projects as well. We will also share patterns and ideas in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Join Amy once a month on the third Wed. of every month from 6:00 - 8:00pm. 

Date:  Wed. Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19
Time:  6 - 8pm
Fee:  $25.00 for the year


Handworks and Wool Club

Our Handworks and Wool club are combined into one group - since they are both hand work groups.  This group meets on the Second Thursday of each month. The first meeting for 2018 in Jan. 11th.

Sign up for Handworks club 2018 and hand stitch for a couple of hours each month.

Fee for the Year $25.00
Times - 12:30 to 2:30 or 5:30 to 7:30

Silver Thimble Applique Club

The evening CLUB IS CURRENTLY FULL.  We are starting an afternoon Applique Club.   The Club will Begin Feb. 22, Peggy Valitchka leads both Applique groups.  

Time:  3:15 to 5:15
Fee:  $25.00 for the year

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Thimbleberries Club 2018

Thimbleberries Club meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 10:00am to 11:00am.  The new year begins Jan. 30  2018.

This is our longest running club at Silver Thimble, at least 15 years.  There are new members and members that have been in the club since it has begun.

In the meetings there is show n tell, demo's, BOM's, exchanges and much more.  New people are always welcome

Fee for the year - $25.00

 

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