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Special Events:


 Quilting Classes:


Christmas Alphabet Quilt:
Class Location:: Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
(Hickory, NC)
 October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10 Tuesday 10-1
(Shelby, NC)
October 19, November 30, December 21 & January 25 Wednesdays 9:30-12:30
 October 10, November 7, December 12, January 9  Mondays 4:30-7:30
(Charlotte, NC)
 March 28, April, May 30 & June 27  Tuesdays 4:30 -7:30
Class Fee: $ 60.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description: A holiday image for every letter of the alphabet.
The holiday season is full of important imagery that ranges from fanciful
to fun and sentimental to screen. Designed with quilting in mind,
this collection take the alphabetical  approach to cataloging some of the most
iconic Christmas subjects.


Lucky Stars Quilt:
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

(Charlotte, NC)
 October 20, 27, November 3 & 10 Thursdays 4:30 -7:30
Class Fee: $ 60.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description: This is a great class for the beginner. This class is fat quarter friendly.
Quilt ranges in size from Kids 45" x 60". to King 120" x 120".
We recommend if this is your first quilt; to make no larger than a twin.


Easter Quilt:
Class Location:: Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Hickory, NC)
January 28, February 4, 11 & 18 Saturday 10-1
(Shelby, NC)
January 23, 30, February 6 & 13 Mondays 4:30-7:30
Class Fee: $ 60.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description: Celebrate the Season with this adorable Easter applique quilt.
Quilt finishes 55 1/2" x 74 1/2".

USA Quilt:
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
January 28, February 4, 11 & 18 Saturday 10-1
Class Fee: $ 60.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:
Celebrate the Season with this patriotic applique quilt.
Quilt finishes 55 1/2" x 74 1/2".





Sewing Room Sampler Quilt:
Class Location:: Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
(Hickory, NC)
 March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2,16 & 30 Tuesdays 10-1
(Shelby, NC)
 February 27, March 13 & 27, April 3 & 24, May 8 & 22 Mondays 4:30-7:30

(Charlotte, NC)
March 2, 16, 30, April 6, 20, May 4 & 18 Thursdays 4:30-7:30
Class Fee: $85.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:  Come make local designer Amanda Murphy's beautiful new quilt.
This pieced quilt will be a great quilt for your sewing room. Quilt finishes 68 1/2" x 83 1/2".
This class will be kited.

Garden Quilt:
Class Location:: Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
 
(Hickory, NC)
 May 23, June 1, 6, 15, 22 & 29 Thursdays 10-1
(Shelby, NC)
 April 19 & 26, May 3, 10 & 17 Wednesdays 10-1
Class Fee: $75.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:  Garden Quilt Pattern contains full size patterns, full size placement sheets,
and instructions to make this 14 block quilt. The finished quilt size is 52 1/2" x 64 1/2". The technique is fusible applique.


Mastery Classes:



Bernina Mastery:
Class Locations: Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
 August 30 & September 6 Tuesdays 10-12
October 5 & 12Wednesdays 4-6
December 8 & 15 Thursdays 10-12
February 15 & 22 Wednesdays 4-6
April 18 &  25 Tuesdays 10-12
(Hickory, NC)
 September 1 & 8 Thursdays 10-12
November 22 & 29 Tuesdays 3:30-5:30
December 15 & 22 Thursdays 10-12
February 14 & 21 Tuesdays 10-12
April 4 & 11  Tuesdays 3:30-5:30
(Shelby, NC)
September 2 & 9 Fridays 10-12
November 21 & 28 Mondays 10-12
January 20 & 27 Fridays 10-12
March 13 & 29 Mondays 10-12
Class Fee: Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  
Class Description: This class is for all Bernina models except 7 & 8 series.
This class will help you learn all about your Bernina machine.  You can download the
Bernina Mastery workbooks from our website.




Bernina Embroidery Mastery:
Class Locations: Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
September 13 Tuesday 10-12
October 26 Wednesday 4-6
December 22 Thursday 10-12
March 1 Wednesday 4-6
May 2 Tuesday 10-12
(Hickory, NC)
September 15 Thursday 10-12
December 6 Tuesday 3:30-5:30
February 28 Tuesday 10-12
April 18 Tuesday 3:30-5:30
(Shelby, NC)
September 16 Friday 10-12
December 5 Monday 10-12
February 3 Friday 10-12
April 3 Monday 10-12

Class Fee: Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  
Class Description: This class is for all Bernina embroidery machines except 7 & 8 series.
This class will get you on your way with embroidery.  You can download the
Bernina Embroidery Mastery workbooks from our website.


Bernina 7 & 8 Series Mastery:
Class Locations: Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
August 31 & September 7 Wednesday 10-12
November 29 & December 6 Tuesdays 2:30-4:30
January 10 & 17 Tuesdays 10-12
March 10 & 17 Fridays 3:30-5:30
(Hickory, NC)
 June 20 & 27 Mondays 10-1
August 15 & 22 Mondays 10-12
November 21 & 28  Mondays 10-12
March 10 & 17 Fridays 10-12
(Shelby, NC)
June 21 & 28 Tuesdays 2-4
August 30 & September 6 Tuesdays 10-12
December12 & 19 Mondays 10-12
February 27 & March 6 Mondays 10-12

Class Fee: Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  
Class Description: This class is for Bernina 7 & 8 series.
  You can download the Bernina  Mastery workbooks from our website.

Class Locations: Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
September 6 Tuesday 2-4
November 2 Wednesday 10-12
January 10 Tuesday 2-4
March 1  Wednesday 10-12
May 2 Tuesday 2-4
(Hickory, NC)
September 6 Tuesday 10-12
November 8 Tuesday 2-4
January 12 Thursday 10-12
March 7 Tuesday 2-4
May 5 Friday 2-4
(Shelby, NC)
September 6 Tuesday 2-4
November 5 Saturday 9-11
January 9 Monday 9-11
March 13 Monday 10-12
May 3 Wednesday 2-4
Class Fee: Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  
Class Description: This class is for all Bernina sergers.
  You can download the Bernina  Mastery workbooks from our website.




Class Locations:
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
October 4 & 11 Tuesdays 4:30-6:30
November 6 & 15 Tuesdays 4:30-6:30
January 7 & 14 Saturdays 10-12
February 7 & 14 Tuesdays 4;30-6:30
March 7 & 14 Tuesdays 4:30-6:30
April 4 & 11 Tuesday 4;30-6;30
May 6 & 13 Saturday 10-12
(Hickory, NC)
 October 3 & 10 Mondays 10-12
November 21 & 28 Mondays 2-4
January 9 & 16 Mondays 10-12
February 3 & 10 Fridays 10-12
April 3 & 10 Mondays 3-5
(Shelby, NC)
October 4 & 11 Tuesdays 3-5
November 26 & December 3 Saturday 9-11
January 24 & 31 Tuesdays 9-11
March 2 & 9 Tuesdays 3-5
May 9 & 16 Tuesdays 9-11

Class Fee: Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  
Class Description: This class is for all Brother owners.
This class will help you learn all about your Brother machine.





Brother Embroidery Mastery

Class Locations:
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
October 18 Tuesday 4:30-6:30
November 22 Tuesdays 4:30-6:30
January 21 Saturday 10-12
February 21 Tuesday 4:30-6;30
March 21 Tuesday 4:30-6;30
April 18 Tuesday 4:30-6:30
May 20 Saturday 10-12
(Hickory, NC)
October 17 Monday 10-12
December 5 Monday 2-4
January 23 Monday 10-12
February 17 Friday 10-12
April 24 Monday 3-5
(Shelby, NC)
October 18 Tuesday 3-5
December 10 Saturday 9-11
February 7 Tuesday 9-11
March 16 Thursday 3-5
May 23 Tuesday 9-11
Class Fee: Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  
Class Description: This class will teach you all the tips and tricks of embroidery.
This class is for all Brother owners.





Brother Dream Machine Extras:

Class Locations: Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
October 8 Saturday 10-12
December 22 Thursday 10-12
February 2 Thursday 4:30-6:30
April 1 Saturday 10-12
(Hickory, NC)
September 6 Tuesday 2-4
November 7 Monday 10-12
January 30 Monday 10-12
March 10 Friday 2-4
(Shelby, NC)
September 8 Thursday 2-4
November 1 Tuesday 9-11
February 7 Tuesday 2-4
April 27 Thursday 3-5

Class Fee: Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  
Class Description: This class goes over the extra's of the Dream Machine.
We will go over the scanning, auto stipple, color shuffle, camera and snowman features.



 

Brother Persona
Class Locations: Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
September 22 Thursday 4:30-6:30
October 27 Thursday 10-12
November 30 Wednesday 10-12
January 24 Tuesday 10-12
February 17 Friday 4:30-6:30
March 29 Tuesday 10-12
April 29 Saturday 10-12
May 31 Wednesday 10-12
(Hickory, NC)
September 7 Wednesday 10-12
October 5 Tuesday 3-5
November 5 Saturday 2-4
January 10 Tuesday 3-5
February 23 Thursday 10-12
March 11 Saturday 10-12
April 11 Tuesday 10-12
May 30  Tuesday 3-5
(Shelby, NC)
September 7 Wednesday 10-12
October 5 Wednesday 10-12
November 7 Monday 10-12
January 25 Wednesday 2-4
February 20 Monday 2-4
March 27 Monday 10-12
April 26 Wednesday 3-5
May 22 Tuesday 10-12

Class Fee: Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  
Class Description: Come learn about your new Persona. 
 Cover the operation of the machine, threading,
the different screens on the machine and downloading.

 Learn how to create perfect caps.



 Brother 6 & 10 Needle Mastery

Class Locations:
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
September 15 Thursday 4:30-6:30
October 6 Thursday 4:30-6:30
November 17 Thursday 4:30-6:30
January 17 Monday 4;30-6:30
February 28 Tuesday 4;30-6;30
March 4 Saturday 10-12
May 8 Tuesday 4:30-6:30
(Hickory, NC)
September 9 Friday 10-12
October 4 Tuesday 10-12
November 1 Tuesday 10-12
January 14 Saturday 10-12
February 7 Tuesday 3-5
March 2 Thursday 10-12
April 11 Tuesday 3-5
May 2 Tuesday 3-5
(Shelby, NC)
September 7 Wednesday 2-4
October 5 Wednesday 1-3
November 7 Monday 1-3
January 25 Wednesday 4-6
February 20 Monday 10-12
March 27 Monday 1:30-3:30
April 25 Tuesday 3-5
May 2 Tuesday 3-5

Class Fee: Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  
Class Description: Come learn about all about your new PR machine.
We will cover basic operation, caps, fast frames, downloading and placement. 



 Brother & Juki Mastery

Class Locations:
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
May 25 Wednesday 10-12
(Hickory, NC)
June 2 Thursday 10-12

(Shelby, NC)
June 13 Monday 10-12

Class Fee: Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  
Class Description: Come learn about your Brother or Juki Serger.
We will cover threading 2, 3 & 4 thread sergering.



Software Classes:



 Bernina Version 7 Software
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
July 12 & 19 Tuesdays 10-12
(Hickory, NC)
July 20 & 27 Wednesdays 10-12

(Shelby, NC)
July 12 & 19 Tuesdays 10-12

Class Fee: Free. Software must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  
Class Description: Come explore the Bernina 7 software.
You will be amazed at all the wonderful features.




Brother PE Design Next Software
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
June 21 & 28 Tuesdays 4:30-6:30
July 12 & 19 Tuesdays 4:30-6:30
(Hickory, NC)
July 20 & 27 Wednesday 2-4

(Shelby, NC)
June 21 & 28 Tuesdays 10-12

Class Fee: Free. Software must be purchased at one of our
three locations to register.  
Class Description: Come explore Brother Next Software.
We will start to uncover all the possibilities of this software.


Computer Help 101
Class Locations: Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)

(Shelby, NC)
June 17 Fridays 10-12
Class Fee: $ 30.00
Class Description: Are you having trouble downloading, unzipping and making
folders? Then, this class is a must.


The following software training will be by appointment.
PE-Design Plus
Monogram Wizard
BES Lettering
ELS Lettering
MacBroidery
Software must be purchased at one of our three stores for an appointment.

Anita Goodesign Projects:


Pledge of Allegiance
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)      
       
(Charlotte, NC)
July 14, 21 & 28 Thursdays 4:30-7:30
Class Fee: $ 30.00. Plus supplies. Disk is $ 69.95.
Class Description: Come make this beautiful tile scene. It has a beautiful
hand shaded flag as a background and a giant majestic eagle in the
foreground. The Pledge of Allegiance words are on top so they will pop.



Autumn Bounty Quilt
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)

  (Charlotte, NC)
August 11, 18 & 25 Thursday 4:30-7:30

(Hickory, NC)
June 14, 21 & 28 Tuesdays 10-1

Class Fee: $ 30.00. Plus supplies. Disk is $ 149.95
Disk were preordered; so you are able to get introductory price.
Class Description: This quilt is a Tile Scene.
The Autumn Bounty disk has 150 designs with 8 different embroidery designs.
The Autumn Bounty quilt will be as striking as the vivid colors of the fall.

Bernina Sew-cial Clubs:





Bernina Club
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
June 30 Thursday 10-1
July 21 Thursday 10-1

(Hickory, NC)
June 30 Thursday 10-1
July 21 Thursday 10-1

(Shelby, NC)

June 27 Monday 10-1
July 27 Wednesday 10-1

Class Fee: $ 10.00. Plus supplies.
Class Description: Each month we will cover a different topic.
Other projects will be listed when released from Bernina.
 


All About Embroidery
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
June 23 Thursday 10-1
July 28 Thursday 10-1

(Hickory, NC)
June 23 Thursday 10-1
July 28 Thursday 10-1

(Shelby, NC)

June 24 Friday 2-5
July 29 Friday 10-1
Class Fee: $ 10.00. Plus supplies.
Class Description: Each month we will cover a different topic.
Other projects will be listed when released from Bernina.    







                                                                                                                     Bernina Foot of the Month
 
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
June 21 Tuesday 10-12 (To be determined)
July 26 Tuesday 10-12 (#92 Eyelet)

(Hickory, NC)
June 21 Tuesday 2-4 (To be determined)
July 12 Tuesday 2-4 (#92 Eyelet)


(Shelby, NC)
June 22 Wednesday 2-4 (To be determined)
July 13 Wednesday 2-4 (#92 Eyelet)

Class Fee: $ 5.00. Plus supplies.



Embroidery Club Projects:

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                           


                                                                                                                          Applique Tea Towels
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
May 21 & 28 Saturdays 10-1

(Hickory, NC)
June 18 & 25 Saturdays 1-4

(Shelby, NC)
June 20 & 27 Mondays 2-5

Class Fee: $ 15.00. CD $ 34.99. Plus supplies.
Class Description: Transform your kitchen into a vintage paradise with timeless
retro designs. Mix and match bold fabrics with these appliques to create
coordinating tea towels.
Completely, made on the embroidery machine.




ScanNCut:





                                                                                                                             ScanN Cut Basics
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
             Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)
June 9 Thursday 3-5

(Hickory, NC)
July 11 Monday 10-1
(Shelby, NC)
June 14 Tuesday 10-1

Class Fee: Free. ScanNCut must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.
Class Description: We will cover all the different screens on all the different windows.
                                                        
We will see how to draw, cut paper and fabric.
                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Bernina Longarms:



                                                                                                                     The Basics of your Longarm
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
               Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                   Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)


(Hickory, NC)


(Shelby, NC)


Class Fee: Free. Machine must be purchased at one of our three locations to register. 
Class Description: This class is to help you get started.
We will learn the different screens of the machine.



Setup of Q24 Framed Longarm
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
               Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                   Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)


(Hickory, NC)


(Shelby, NC)

Class Fee: Free. Machine must be purchased at one of our three locations to register. 
Class Description: Come see how easy it is to roll your quilts on your new longarm.


                                                                                                                                                Ruler Foot for the Q Series
Class Locations:  Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)
               Lee's Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
                   Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
(Charlotte, NC)


(Hickory, NC)

 


Class Registration Policy

Classes fill quickly. Registration is required! Register early to insure your space in class.
Register in person, by phone, or by mail with a check (be sure to specify class/date/time).

Supplies are not included in the class fee unless so stated. We make every effort to keep the cost of our
classes at a reasonable fee and to ensure customer satisfaction. In order for us to do this,
we encourage you to purchase your class supplies from our stores
. Classes start on time. Please have all class supplies purchased by class time.
And please, no children or babies in adult classes. We do not allow cell phones or food in classes.
Thank you for your consideration of others.

If you are unable to attend a class, we are happy to transfer you to another class or issue a credit or
refund if we are notified one week prior to the class
starting date.

   When the minimum number of people have not signed up for a class by the registration deadline,
the class will be cancelled and payment will be fully refunded.

Inclement Weather Policy. If Cleveland, Catawba, or Mecklenburg County public schools are closed,
all classes that day and evening at our stores are cancelled and rescheduled.