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Machine Embroidery retreat

Do you own a sewing/embroidery machine, but only us the sewing portion of the machine?  Now is the time to start using the embroidery side and combining it with your quilting projects.  During this embroidery retreat you will learn some basic information that will improve your embroidery skills and projects.

Click here to view picture of "Basic Tools" recommended by Brenda for machine embroidery.

Basic Supplies/requirements needed:
embroidery machine with 5x7 hoop---minimum
power cord for machine
embroidery foot for machine
plastic gridded template for 5x7 hoop
bobbins with 60wt. bobbin thread for machine
75/11 or 80/12 machine embroidery needles
your media for your machine either the USB drive or reader card
Machine embroidery threads
Machine embroidery adhesive spray
basic tool kit (should include curved-tip scissors, Anglemaster scissors,hoop springs,snag nab-it tool, Pin point tweezers, bobbins, etc.)
owner’s manual for your machine
medium weight tearaway stabilizer
medium weight cutaway stabilizer
embroidery thread
embroidery machine needles
pencil and paper for notes
USB drive less than 2GB


supplies needed for the multi-hooping techniques being taught on Fridays each 2017 retreat 

-embroidery machine serviced and ready to work along with owner's manual, embroidery foot, and power cord

-your 5x7 hoop with the plastic grid   OR  your 6x10 hoop with the plastic grid  (if in doubt as to what hoop you can use then bring them all)

-at least 25 pieces of medium weight cut-away stabilizer that fits your 5x7 hoop or your 6x10 hoop  (would suggest you bring your roll of cut-away stabilizer)

-spray adhesive

-blue water soluble marking pen

-chalk pencil

-rotary cutter

-6 x 24 rotary ruler

-embroidery threads

-white bobbins

-embroidery tool kit that must include scissors that will aid in trimming applique fabrics

Description for the optional Friday classes in 2017 retreats:

Did you get to attend the January multi-hooping retreat and started your project but still need help?   Or did you not get a chance to take the original multi-hooping workshop and want to get in on learning the six different multi-hooping techniques and maybe start the new quilt project?  Either way this is your chance to join the group by signing up for the next four retreats and start learning the multi-hooping techniques to complete the quilt.  Learn to use the re-positioning tools in your machine and the plastic grid that comes with your embroidery hoops and how to use all the hoops that came with your machine.  You are required to purchase the Feels Like Spring embroidery designs/pattern CD from Quilt Mercantile.


Also remember to always bring adhesive spray, along with basic embroidery supplies kit that should include – bobbins, tweezers, curved-tip scissors, slant-cut scissors, snag-nab-it tool, and remember machine hoop and power cord and embroidery foot

Saturday thru Sunday - bring your project to work on OR start a new project, the objective of this retreat is because it has been requested to have access to Brenda for assistance in what you want to work on or get started.  If you don't want to participate in optional Friday class you are free to work on your own project for your entire retreat.  Brenda will assist each person according to their need (and with use of waiting in line on dry erase board).
You have asked for it and now you have the opportunity to spend three days with Brenda to work on your project.  Maybe you have a project you have wanted to start but was not really sure what the first step should be  OR  you are in the middle of a project and struggling to finish.  During this 3-day period you will get assistance,  advice,  and suggestions to help you finish or give you the confidence to start your project.  This is your chance to have Brenda assisting with personal projects.

Cost: $ 240.00
Includes lodging, six meals and teacher fees for Thursday arrival. To arrive Friday cost is $216 ( Additional price for meals depends on number of attendees.)
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at Noon to 9:00 pm
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Skill Level:Advanced beginner and up