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Quilting Classes:

Family Home & Friends Backdoor Banner:
Class Location:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)

Hickory:
September 18, October 2 & 9 Tuesdays 10-1

Class Fee: $ 35.00  Pattern $ 8.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:
Family, home and friends, some of the
things we cherish most. This door banner is a fast and easy
project. Machine Appliqued and quilted Wouldn’t a friend or
family member love one? Finished size 11-1/2in x 30in.

 


Be Thankful Backdoor Quilt:
Class Locations:
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Shelby: October 15, 22  & 29 Mondays 10-1

Charlotte:  October 2, 9 & 16 Tuesdays 10-1

Class Fee:  $ 35.00. Pattern $ 8.00. Plus Supplies. 

Class Description: This great skinny door banner is a great way to learn
more about applique and quilting.  Applique pieces are large.  If you have

an embroidery machine; you will be able to embroidery Be Thankful. Finished size 11 1/2 x 30 inches




Pumpkins in a Row
Class Location: Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)

Shelby: October 3, 10 & 17 Wednesdays 10-1

Class Fee:$  30.00.   Book: $ 19.95 Plus supplies.

Class Description: Pretty pumpkins line up to greet visitor's in
this whimsical wall quilt. A scrappy border and dimensional
embellishments make this quilt a seasonal favorite. Machine
Appliqued and quilted. Finished Size: 33” x 21”. 

 


It's Fall Ya'll
Class Location:
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Charlotte:  October 18, 25  & November 1 Thursdays 10-1

Class Fee:  $ 35.00. Pattern $ 8.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:
Not just for Halloween, this quick and easy applique

pattern will enhance your decor through the autumn months. Use as a
wallhanging or table runner. The scarecrow, leaves and pumpkin are
perfect to add a punch of color to your home as the leaves begin to fall.
Finished Size 44 1/2 “ x 16 1/2.”



Gobble Gobble Table Runner:
Class Location:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)

Hickory: October 4, 18 & 25 Thursdays 10-1

Class Fee:   $ 35.00. Pattern $ 14.95. Includes ruler. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:Not just for Halloween, this quick and easy applique
pattern will enhance your decor through the autumn months. Use as a
wallhanging or table runner. The scarecrow, leaves and pumpkin are
perfect to add a punch of color to your home as the leaves begin to fall.
Finished Size 44 1/2 “ x 16 1/2.”

 


Santa's Workshop Tiling Scene:
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: October 16 & November 27 Tuesdays 10-1

Charlotte: October 12 & November 30 Fridays 4-6 

Class Fee:   $ 25.00. CD $ 49.99. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:  This grayscale beauty will take your breath away!
Stitch a wallhanging masterpiece featuring Santa tenderly creating toys in
his workshop. With exquisite detailing, this tiling scene project will bring
you joy for years to come. A thread kit is available. Weeks are skipped
so all embroidery can be completed and the last class will be for construction.

 


Starry Nights Santa's Tiling Scene: 
Class Location:
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)

Shelby: October 26 &  November 30 Fridays 10-1

Class Fee:   $ 25.00. CD $ 49.99 Plus Supplies.

Class Description: This beautiful scene shows Santa overlooking a peaceful Winter village on Christmas night. The detail and shading are amazing. This is a multi-formatted CD. This will be a piece you look forward to use in your decorations each year. Weeks are skipped
so all embroidery can be completed and the last class will be for construction.

 

 



Beginner Applique & Quilting: Bright Lights
Class Location:
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Charlotte: October 24 & October 31 Wednesdays 10-1

Class Fee:  $ 25.00.  Pattern $ 8.99. Plus Supplies.


Class Description:
Dress up your holiday table; with this bright Christmas
table runner. This class is for the beginner who wants to learn to quilt and
and applique. You can use your embroidery machine and embroidery
outline quilting motifs on the Christmas lights.

 

 


Christmas is Coming:
Class Location:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)

Hickory:
October 30, November 6 & 13 Tuesdays 10-1

Class Fee: $ 35.00  Pattern $ 10.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:
Decorate your home with this large wallhanging or throw.This quilt is pieced and machine appliqued. Finished Size: 57’ x 61”.

Baxter's Blooms
Class Location:
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Charlotte: January 15, 22, 29 & February 5 Tuesdays 10-1

Class Fee:  $ 55.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description: Whimsical Flowers leap off this quilt to give any room

a fresh-picked feeling. This simple piecing and giant blossoms make this an easy project with a dimensional look.


Labyrinth Beginner Quilt
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)

Hickory: January 29, February 5, 12 & 19 Tuesdays 10-1

Shelby: March 18, 25, April 1 & 8 Mondays 10-1

Class Fee:  $ 55.00. Pattern $ 10.00. Plus Supplies

Class Description:  The oversized blocks that make Labyrinth are easier to assemble than they look! This pattern can be made with one Jelly Roll, one Charm Pack and background fabric. Finished Size: 72” x 90” twin size. A great quilt for the beginner.





Mel's Mats
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: February 7 & 14 Thursdays 10-1

Shelby: February 20 & 27 Wednesdays 10-1

Charlotte: February 19 & 26 Tuesdays 10-1

Class Fee:  $ 25.00 Plus Supplies.

Class Description: Brighten up your table with these functional woven placemats or table runner! Perfect for scrap busting and precut strips.
Placemats measure 14" x 19". Table Runner measures 14" x 42.

 



Jelly Roll Rug
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: February 21 & 28 Thursdays 10-1

Shelby: February 25 & March 4 Mondays 10-1

Charlotte: March 8 & 15 Fridays 2-5

Class Fee:  $ 35.00 Plus Supplies.

Class Description: This colorful rug is made with one 42 piece
Jelly Roll and cotton Pattern. Rug measures 30" x 44".

 


Happy Endings: Alternative Ways to Bind Your Quilt
Class Location:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)

Hickory:
February 26 Tuesday 10-1

Class Fee: $ 25.00 

Class Description:
So many choices! Come learn all the different alternative ways to finish your quilt. Don’t just settle for a basic binding.

 


Swell Quilt
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)

Hickory:
March 7, 14, 21 & 28 Thursdays 10-1

Shelby: April 29, May 6, 13 & 20 Mondays 10-1

Class Fee: $ 55.00  Pattern $ 11.99. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:
Swell is a modern star quilt. It uses the foundation paper piecing technique and includes the block template, detailed foundation paper piecing instructions, and a coloring page. This design
is beautiful in a full range of colors or in a more limited palette. Finished Size: 54” x 72”.

 


Frances Firefly Quilt
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: March 26, April 2, 9 & 16 Tuesdays 10-1

Shelby: January 21, 28, February 4 & 18 Mondays 10-1

Charlotte: May 17, 24, 31 & June 7 Fridays 2-5

Class Fee:  $ 55.00. Kit $ 89.00. Backing & Batting is not included in kit.
The kit must be purchased for this class. The colors are as pictured.

Class Description: Elizabeth Hartman light and airy quilt is a new fresh look.The class will be quilted in Robert Kaufman’s fabric designed by Elizabeth Hartman. Finished Size: 60” x 70” . A nice modern look.




Sewing Classes:

Basic Sewing Pillowcases: 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: October 3 Wednesday 10-12
               January 14 Monday 10-12

Shelby: January 14 Monday 10-12

Charlotte: January 16 Wednesday 10-12

Class Fee:  $ 20.00. Pillowcase pattern $ 3.00. Plus Supplies. 

Class Description:  Come make this simple pillowcase. This class will teach you about seam allowances and finishing seams.

Sew Easy Pajama Pants:
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)

Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: October 3 Wednesday 2-5:30

               January 14 Mondays 2-5:30

Shelby: September 19 Wednesday 2-5:30
              January 14 Monday 2-5:30

Charlotte: October 3 Wednesday 10-1:30
                  January 16 Wednesday 2-5:30     

Class Fee:   $ 20.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:  These easy and comfortable pajama pants are a great place to start with garment construction. Pants will be completed in class.


Sewing 101 Basic Pillow: 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)

Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: October 15 Monday 10-12
              
February 7  Thursday 3-5

Shelby: October 2 Tuesday 10-12
              January 29 Tuesday 10-12

Charlotte: October 10 Wednesday 10-12
                  January 30 Wednesday 10-12

Class Fee:   $ 20.00. Plus fabric and supplies.

Class Description: Come learn how to make throw pillows.  You will
be able to make pillows for each season.

 

 

 


Basic Sewing Skills Needed for any Household
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: September 20 Thursday 10-12
                February 8 Friday 10-12

Charlotte: October 17 Wednesday 10-12
                  January  30 Wednesday 2-4

Class Fee:   $ 10.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:   We will learn the very basic skills to keep a household going. Come learn how to hem a pair a pants, sew a button on, make a buttonhole and darn a hole.


Getting to Know your Machine
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: September 19 Wednesday 10-12
               January 18 Friday 10-12
               April 15 Monday 10-12


Shelby: September 18 Tuesday 10-12
              January 17 Thursday 10-12
              April 16 Tuesday 10-12


Charlotte: September 21 Friday 10-12
                  January 23 Wednesday 10-12
                  April 12 Friday 2-4


Class Fee:   $ 20.00. Plus Supplies. 

Class Description:    In this class we will learn how to thread your machine and wind a bobbin.  We will practice sewing straight. Also, learn about seam allowances, basting and reverse sewing. We will also look at the different stitch selections on your machine.



Beginner Smocking
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: October 11 & 18 Thursday 3-5               

Shelby:  October 5 & 19 Fridays 2-4  

Charlotte:  November 7 & 14 Wednesdays 10-12

Class Fee:  $ 35.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:  This is a hand sewing class. We will demonstrate how to pleat fabric.  Afterwards, each student will be given a piece of pleated fabric.  We will learn how to stitch the most common smocking stitches.  




Advanced Smocking: Bishop Dress
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)

Hickory: March 1, 8 & 15  Fridays 10-1           

Shelby:  April 3, 10 & 17 Wednesday 10-1

Class Fee:  $ 35.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description:
The Bishop is the classic, raglan-sleeved with smocking around the neck. It falls just below the knee. You must take the beginner smocking class to be eligible for this class.

 

 


Sewing Knits: 
Class Location:
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)

Shelby: September 14 Friday 9-10 & October 5 & 19 Fridays 10-12

Class Fee:   $ 35.00. Pattern is $ 18.00. Plus fabrics.

Class Description:  Come learn how to sew knits successfully. 
The first week we will meet for a hour to discuss the types of knits; and
how to select good quality knits.  A two week break will be taken to allow time to order fabric. The next to weeks we will construct the Ebony Tunic.
The tunic will be constructed on the serger and cover stitch machine.    



License Plate Mini Bag Organizer
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: January 17, 24 & 31 Thursdays 10-1

Charlotte: April 19, 26 & May 3 Friday 2-5

Class Fee:  $ 35.00. Pattern $ 12.00. Plus Supplies.

Class Description: Take your row by row license plate and make this
cute bag organizer.  Choose from the following license plates:
"Creative Clutter", "Quilting PHD" , Quilt Stripper.

Serger Class Knit Pajamas
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: January 30 & February 6 Wednesday 10-12

Shelby: April 3 & 10 Wednesday 3-5

Charlotte: January 25 & February 1 Friday 2-5

Class Fee:  $ 25.00. Pattern: $ 11.99. Plus Supplies.


Class Description: Be cozy in these loose-fitting, pullover tops that have neckbands and full-length sleeves with sleeve bands. Short and pants have waistband with elastic. A great way to learn more about your serger.

 

 


A Place for Everything
Class Location:
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Charlotte: October 26, November 2 & 9 Fridays 3-6

Class Fee:  $ 35.00 Pattern $ 9.95. Plus Supplies.


Class Description: You'll love this spacious organizer with a padded handle and lots of zippered pockets to hold everything you need - sewing
machine accessories, tools and more.  a double-slide zippered closure provides safe, secure storage and easy access.

 

 

 

 


Home School Beginner Sewing Course: 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)

Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 Mondays 10-1

Charlotte: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 & 27 Wednesdays 10-1

Class Fee:  $ 100.00 Plus Supplies.

Class Description:  Sewing is awesome! Come spend six weeks with us
and get ready for a new hobby.  Each week we will complete a new project.
Week 1: Getting to Know your machine.
Week 2: Pillowcase
Week 3: Reversible Tote Bag
Week 4: Reversible Apron
Week 5: Pajama Pants
Week 6: Everyday Skirt
Class is open to ages 9-15.  If you do not own a  machine; stop by and
see our classroom models. We have a large selection of affordable
machines. Machines not purchased at our store must be serviced or in
proper sewing order before class time.


Gigi Little Girl's Dress
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: February 20 & 27  Wednesdays 10-1

Shelby: March 27 Wednesdays 10-4

Charlotte: March 1 & 8 Fridays 10-1

Class Fee:  $ 25.00. Pattern $ 12.95. Plus Supplies.

Class Description: This adorable, pull-on dress is very easy to make and perfect for toddler to pre-teen. The dress has a back tie that can be made into a bow or a stylish knot, inseam pockets, short sleeves and no buttons or zippers. Pleats in the back add a little extra fullness.

The Kelly Anorak Jacket
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: March 6, 13 & 20 Wednesdays 10-1

Shelby: February 22 Friday 9:00-5:30

Charlotte: April 17, 24 & May 1 Wednesdays 2-5

Class Fee:  $ 35.00. Pattern $ 18.00. Plus Supplies.


Class Description: Style meets function with the Kelly Anorak Jacket.
A classic shape with a modern cut, this versatile coat is the perfect choice for transitional weather.  The jacket is lightweight and unlined. Features are a two piece cuffed sleeve, optional drawstring waist, gussetted flap pockets, zipper placket, and snapped buttons.

 


Ruffles Little Girl's Top
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: May 15, 22 & 29  Wednesdays 10-1

Shelby: May 1 Wednesday 9:30-5:30

Charlotte: May 15, 22 & 29 Wednesdays 2-5

Class Fee:  $ 35.00. Pattern $ 9.95. Plus Supplies.

Class Description: Ruffle-ious! The unique twist and modern look  the- ruffle  top with leggings is perfect for the playground  or a birthday party. Rows of ruffles along the bodice and pockets create an adorable and hip look while remaining easy to get on and off with either ruffle straps.

Mastery Classes:

New Owners Bernina Mastery 7 & 8 Series 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)


Hickory: September 17 Monday 3:30-5:30
               November 28 Wednesday 10-12
               January 28 Monday 3:30-5:30
               March 1 Friday 3:30-5:30

Shelby: September 18 Tuesday 3:30-5:30
              November 27 Tuesday 10-12
              January 29 Tuesday 3:30-5:30
              March 7 Thursday 10-12

Charlotte: September 21 Friday 1:30-3:30
                  November 28 Wednesday 10-12
                  January 23 Wednesday 3:30-5:30
                  March 6 Wednesday 3:30-5:30

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our
three locations to register.  

Class Description:   This class will help you learn all about your Bernina 7 or 8 series machine. We will cover the basics and functions of the machine.

New Owners Bernina Embroidery Mastery 7 & 8 Series 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: October 1 Monday 3:30-5:30
               December 5 Wednesday 10-12
               February 4 Monday 3:30-5:30
               March 8 Friday 3:30-5:30

Shelby: October 2 Tuesday 3:30-5:30
              December 4 Tuesday 10-12
              February 5 Tuesday 3:30-5:30
              March 14 Thursday 10-12

Charlotte: October 5 Friday 1:30-3:30
                  December 5 Wednesday 10-12
                  January 30 Wednesday 4:30-6:30
                  March 13 Wednesday 3:30-5:30

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our
three locations to register. 

Class Description:   This class will help you learn all about your Bernina 7 or 8 series machine. We will cover the basics and functions of the embroidery machine.

New Owners Bernina E16 Embroidery Machine 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

All  three locations are by appointment only.

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to make an appointment. .  

Class Description:  This class will help you learn all about your Bernina 16 embroidery machine. This class will cover all the functions of the machine  We will, also, cover placement , threads,
downloading and stabilizers.

New Owners Bernina Mastery 2, 3, 4 & 5 Series 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: September 20 Thursday 2-4
               December 5 Wednesday 3:30-5:30
               February 4 Monday 1:30-3:30
               March 1 Friday 1:30-3:30

Shelby: September 13 Thursday 10-12
              December 4 Tuesday 3:30-5:30
              February 5 Tuesday 10-12
              March 7 Thursday 3:30-5:30

Charlotte: September 19 Wednesday 10-12
                  December 7 Friday 2-4
                  February 6 Wednesday 10-12
                  April 3 Wednesday 10-12

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our
three locations to register.  

Class Description:  This class will help you learn all about your Bernina 2, 3, 4  or 5 series machine. We will cover the basics and functions of the machine.
 


New Owners Bernina Embroidery Mastery 5 Series 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: September 18 Tuesday 2-4
               December 12 Wednesday 10-12
               February 11 Monday 2-4
               March 8 Friday 1:30-3:30

Shelby:  September 13 Thursday 2-4
               December 11 Tuesday 3:30-5:30
               February 5 Tuesday 12-2
               March 14 Thursday 1-3

Charlotte: October 3 Wednesday 2-4
                  December 14 Friday 2-4
                  February 6 Wednesday 2-4
                  April 3 Wednesday 2-4

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our
three locations to register.  

Class Description:  This class will help you learn all about your Bernina 5 series Embroidery machine. This class will cover all the functions of the embroidery unit.  We will, also, cover placement , threads,
downloading and stabilizers.
 


Bernina Q20 Sit-down & Q24 Longarm Quilting Machine 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

All  three locations are by appointment only.

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to make an appointment. .  

Class Description:
  This class will help you learn all about your Bernina Q series machine. This class will cover all the functions of the machine  We will, cover the additional accessories available.

New Owner Brother XP-1 Luminaire Mastery Class
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: September 19 Wednesday 3:30-5:50
               October 5 Friday 10-12
               January 16 & 23 Wednesdays 10-12
               March 18 & 25 Mondays 10-12
               May 24 & 31 Fridays 10-12                    

Shelby:  October 9 & 16 Tuesdays 10-12
               January 24 & 31 Thursdays 10-12
               March 19 & 26 Tuesdays 3-5
               May 16 & 23 Thursdays 10-12  

Charlotte: October 27 & November 3 Saturdays 1:30-3:30
                   January 12 & 19 Saturdays 1:30-3:30
                   March 5 & 12 Tuesdays 1:30-3:30
                   May 15 & 22 Wednesdays 10-12

Class Fee: Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our
three locations to register. 

Class Description:  Come learn all the new features of the Brother XP1
Luminaire.  What an amazing machine!
                  



 


New Owners Brother Mastery 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: September 13 Thursday 10-1
               November 28 Wednesday 2-4
               January 11 Friday 10-12
               March 26 Tuesday 2:30-4:40
 
Shelby:  September 17 Monday 10-12
               November 27 Tuesday 2-4
               January 17 Thursday 2-4
               March 4 Monday 3-5

Charlotte: September 19 Wednesday 2-4
                  November 28 Wednesday 2-4
                  January 18 Friday 2-4
                  March 22 Friday 2-4

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  

Class Description:  This class will help you learn all about your Brother  machine.  This class is not for Brother Dream machine owners. We will cover the basics and functions of the machine. 


New Owners Brother Embroidery Mastery
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: September 13 Thursday 3-5
                December 6 Thursday 10-1
                January 11 Friday 2-4
                April 2 Tuesday 3-5

Shelby:  September 17 Monday 2-4
               December 3 Monday 10-12
               January 21 Monday 3-5
               March 11 Monday 2-4

Charlotte: September 19 Wednesday 4:30-6:30
                  November 28 Wednesday 4:30-6:30
                  January 18 Friday 4:30-6:30
                  March 22 Friday 4:30-6:30

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  

Class Description: 
This class will help you learn all about your Brother Embroidery Machine.. This class will cover all the functions of the
embroidery unit.  We will, also, cover placement , threads, downloading and stabilizers.  All models except PR Series, Personas and Dream Machines. Brother embroidery only machines are also welcome.

New Owners Brother Dream Machine 2 Sewing Machine Mastery
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: September 17 Monday 1:30-3:30
               December 12 Wednesday 1:30-3:30
               March 4 Monday 10-12

Shelby: October 2 Tuesday 1:30-3:30
              December 4 Tuesday 1:30-3:30
              March 7 Thursday 1:30-3:30

Charlotte: October 6 Saturday 1:30-3:30
                  December 1 Saturday 1:30-3:30
                  March 2 Saturday 1:30-3:30

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  

Class Description: This class will help you learn all about your Brother Dream Machine 2.   We will cover all the basics and functions of the machine.


New Owners Brother Dream Machine 2 Embroidery Machine Mastery
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: September 19 Wednesday 1:30-3:30
               December 12 Wednesday 3:30-5:30
               March 4 Monday 1-3

Shelby: October 9 Tuesday 1:30-3:30
              December 11 Tuesday 10-12
              March 14 Thursday 3:30-5:30

Charlotte: October 6 Saturday 3:30-5:30
                  December 1 Saturday 3:30-5:30
                  March 2 Saturday 3:30-5:30

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our
three locations to register. 


Class Description: This class will help you learn all about your Brother Dream Embroidery Machine. This class will cover all the functions of the embroidery unit. We will, also, cover placement , threads, downloading and stabilizers. All embroidery accessories that come with the machine will be covered.


New Owners Brother Persona Mastery 

Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: October 2 Tuesday 3:30 5:30
                December 6 Thursday 3:30-5:30
                February 26 Tuesday 3:30-5:30
                April 9 Tuesday 3:30-5:30

Shelby: October 3 Wednesday 2-4
              December 3 Monday 3:30-5:30
              February 27 Wednesday 3:30-5:30
              April 29 Monday 3:30-5:30
             
Charlotte: October 10 Wednesday 2-4
                  December 5 Wednesday 2-4
                  February 27 Wednesday 3-5
                 April 10 Wednesday 10-12

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  

Class Description: This class will help you learn all about your Brother Persona.  We will cover the different screens, functions of the machine, threading, stabilizers, downloading, and the hat hoop. 


New Owners Brother PR 6 & 10 Needle Mastery 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory:
September 13 Thursday 2-4

               November 6 Tuesday 3-5
               January 31 Thursday 3-5
               March 7 Thursday 3-5

Shelby: October 29 Monday 3-5

              December 10 Monday 10-12
              February 20 Wednesday 3-5
              April1 Monday 3-5

Charlotte: September 20 Thursday 10-12

                   November 23 Friday 2-4
                   January 11 Friday 2-4
                   March 20 Wednesday 3-5

Class Fee:  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  

Class Description: This class will help you learn all about your Brother PR Multi-Needle Machine.  We will cover the  different screens, functions of the machine, threading, stabilizers, downloading, and the hat hoop.

New Owner Bernina Brother & Juki Serger Mastery
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: October 19 Friday 2-4
               December 10 Monday 10-12
               February 18 Monday 3-5
               April 12 Friday 10-12 

Shelby:   October 15 Monday 3-5
                December 10 Monday 2-4
                February 18 Monday 3-5
                April 8 Monday 3-5

Charlotte:  October 17 Wednesday 2-4
                   December 12 Wednesday 2-4
                   February 15 Friday 2-4
                   April 10 Wednesday 2-4

Class Fee:
  Free. Machines must be purchased at one of our three locations to register. 

Class Description:
Come learn how to thread and all the different stitches of your new serger.

 



Software Classes:

New Owners BES Lettering 
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: October 10 Wednesday 2-3:30
                December 10 Monday 2-3:30
                February 6 Wednesday 3-4:30
                April 12 Friday 2-3:30

Shelby: October 4 Thursday 2-3:30
              December 18 Tuesday 2-3:30
              February 21 Thursday 2-3:30
              April 25 Thursday 2-3:30

Charlotte: October 19 Friday 3-5
                  December 8 Saturday 3:30-5
                  February 16 Saturday 1:30-3
                  April 27 Saturday 1:30-3

Class Fee:  Free. Software must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.  

Class Description:  Come learn all about your BES Lettering.  You  must have software installed before Saturday class time.   This software works wonderful with all brands of machines and the Brother ScanNcut. If you need help installing, come in before class time for help.

New Owners PE Design 10 & 11 Basic Operation
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory : October 22 & 29 Mondays 10-11:30
                January 16 & 23 Wednesdays 2-3:30
                March 18 & 25 Mondays 2-3:30
                May 24 & 31 Fridays 2-2:30

Shelby :  September 20  & October 4 Thursdays 9-10:30
                January 24 & 31 Thursdays 2-3:30
                March 19 & 26 Tuesdays 9:10:30
                May 16 & 23 Thursdays 2-3:30

Charlotte :
October 27 & November 3 Saturdays 3:30-5
                   January 19 & 26 Saturdays 3:30-5
                   March 23 & 30 Saturdays 1:30-3
                   May 4 & 18 Saturdays 1:30-3


Class Fee:  Free. Software must be purchased at one of our three locations to register.

Class Description:
This is a beginner class for Brother PE-Design
10 or 11. This will give you a great introduction of all the
wonderful features in the software.





New Owners Bernina Version 8 Mastery
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory : October 15 & 22 Mondays 2-3:30
                January 18 & 25 Fridays 2-3:30
                March 15 & 22 Fridays 2-3:30
                May 6 & 13 Mondays 10-11:30

Shelby: October 16 & 23 Tuesdays 2-3:30
              January 24 & 31 Thursdays 4-5:30
              March 21 & 28 Thursdays 4-5:30
              April 25 & May 2 Thursdays 9-10:30

Charlotte: November 13 & 20 Tuesdays 5-6:30
                 January 17 & 24 Thursdays 10-11:30
                 March 23 & 30 Saturdays 3:30-5
                 May 4 & 18 Saturdays 3:30-5

Class Fee:  Free. Software must be purchased at one of our three locations to register .  

Class Description: Come learn all about your Bernina Version 8 Software.  This class is a great introduction to your software.  You will 
learn all of  the amazing capabilities of the software.



All Other Software or Advance Training
Class Locations:

Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

All  three locations are by appointment only.
This applies to the following software:
Floriani Total Control
Floriani Total Quilter
MacEmbroidery
Craft n Cut
Bernina Toolbox Software
Brother ScanNCut Models 650
All past software versions of PE-Design & Bernina Artista
Advance Software training on PE-Design or Artista Software

Class Fee:  Free. Software must be purchased at one of our three locations to make an appointment. .  


ScanNCut Classes:

Last Call for Group Class ScanNCut Basic Operation Model 650
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

All three locations are by appointment only after these dates.

Hickory: October 10 Wednesday 10-12        

Shelby: October 23 Tuesday 10-12  

Charlotte: October 9 Tuesday 4-6

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.  We will also cover ScanNCut Canvas.  Just bring you ScanNCut and all your accessories to class. You only need to take this class one time.


Brother New ScanNCut Model DX Mastery Class
Class Locations:
Lee Sewing Center (Hickory, NC)
Lee Furniture & Sewing (Shelby, NC)
Creative Sewing & Vacuums (Charlotte, NC)

Hickory: October 29 Monday 2-4
               January 21 Monday 2-4     
               March 22 Friday 10-12
               May 20 Monday 10-12 

Shelby: October 30 Tuesday 10-12
              January 22 Tuesday 2-4

             
March 21 Thursday 10-12 
             
May 2 Thursday 2-4

Charlotte: October 20 Saturday 3-5
                  January 12 Saturday 3:30-5:30
                  March 9 Saturday 1:30-3:30
                  May 29 Wednesday 10-12

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.  We will also cover ScanNCut Workspace.  Just bring you ScanNCut and all your accessories to class. You only need to take this class one time.





Catawba Valley Quilt Show 2018 "Seasonal Inspirations":
Show Location:
Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Ave. Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602

Dates & Times: October 12 -13 Friday & Saturday 9-5

Admission: $ 6.00. Parking Free.

Quilt Shown Activities:
250 Quilt on Display
Vendors
Quilts of Valor
Demonstrations
Door Prizes
Raffle Quilt
Lily Boutique
Bed Turnings

Lee Sewing Center will vend the Bernina and Brother Booths.  Lots of
samples, machines, notions and fabrics. We will also be demonstrating
our longarms.


Southern Christmas Show 2018 Charlotte

November 8-18. Preview Night November 7.
Show Location:
The Park Expo and Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28025

Dates & Times:
Sundays and Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
All other days: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Veteran's Day: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Monday, November 12 ONLY)
Senior Day: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Tuesday, November 13 ONLY)
Preview Night - Wednesday, November 7, 2018: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The largest Christmas Show in the states.

General Admission
Adults (At the door) $15  
Adults (Advance Online) $13
Children ages 6 - 12 (At the door) $4
Children ages 6 - 12 (Advance Online) $3
Children ages 6 & under  FREE with a paying adult
Senior (At the door) $12 - Tuesday, November 13 ONLY
Preview Night:  $24

General Parking: $8.00 at the gate. Cash only.

Show Activities:
Olde Towne
Vendors
Enchanted Village
Holiday Entertainment Stage
Santa
Tiny Trains
Holiday Morsels
Christmas Tree Lane

Lee's Creative Sewing and Vacuums is doubling our booth space. We will have more gift items, quilts for sale, quilting, sewing and embroidery machines.