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Jessica Skultety Workshop

Wednesday, February 3 - 1-4pm

$45 for Byrne's Bees

Jessica says "The first thing you have to do before you make improv waves is to 'let it go.' That's why it is called improv! Personally I love the unpredictability and uniqueness of these projects." Learn how to sew gentle curves and experiment with "non-precise" piecing as you will make an 18" pillow. We challenge you to sew outside the box!

(Not a Byrne's Bee? Workshop plus lunch plus morning lecture $89.95 - see store for details)

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Super Superbowl Sale!!!

Friday, February 5 - 10-5pm
Saturday, February 6 - 10-5pm Sunday, February 7 - 12-4pm Monday, February 8 - 10-5pm

It's that time of year again! You won't want to miss this super sale on your favorite machines and accessories. ALL FLOOR MODELS MUST GO!!! In fact EVERYTHING is on sale! (Sorry! No Rainchecks!) To give you even more time to take advantage of this great opportunity, we will be open both Saturday and Superbowl Sunday. Skip the pre-game hype and come in and sit down with some of the most awesome machines on the market today. So, come join us for the pre-game festivities - food and bargains galore! We think you'll find plenty to cheer about!

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Dueling Machines

Thursday-Saturday, February 18-20
(Thursday - 7-9, Friday & Saturday - 10-4)


On Thursday night, Pam and Betty will present a fun evening where they will pit Pam on the sewing machine against Betty on the serger. They’ll put the pedal to the metal and perform several techniques using both machines. You’ll be the judge to see who claims victory!

At Friday and Saturday's workshop you'll be playing with some of the most fabulous machines on the market. See some of the fun new ways you can push your creativity in new directions. You'll be making a handbag and matching wallet using both a sewing machine and a serger and you will be amazed at what these machines can do. Imagine… sergers aren't just for finishing seams anymore! Lunch included!

*** Half price for Byrne's Bees!

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Quilt Appraisals

Wednesday, March 2 - 1pm

Do you have quilts you would like to have appraised? This is a perfect opportunity. On Wednesday afternoon, after her Byrne's Bees lecture, Mary Kerr will be available for AQS quilt appraisals. Reservations must be scheduled. $50 for a written appraisal or $25 for a verbal appraisals and will be paid directly to Mary. Sorry, there is no appraisal discount for Bee members.

Mary is an active member of the Professional Appraisers Association for Quilters Textiles (PAAQT), the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG), American Quilters Society, Cabin Branch Quilters, Quilters Unlimited, Mason Dixon QPN, the Virginia Quilt Consortium, the Quilt Professionals Network, MMS, and several quilt dating groups.

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2016 Anita Goodesign Biggest Embroidery Party Ever!!!

Friday & Saturday, April 1&2 - 9-4pm (Registration 8am Friday!!!) at New Britain Town Center

$59 for Byrne's Bees for both days!!! (Not a Byrne's Bee? Both days plus lunch $119 - see store for details)

We can’t tell you how many folks have asked when we would have the next Anita Goodesign Party! So, mark your calendar now for the BEST embroidery event of the year! Taylor Henderson returns with the latest techniques in embroidery. No matter what your skill level, you will absolutely love this fun filled day of embroidery education. Every attendee will receive a Party Pack (value over $600), which includes the curriculum tutorial, and design CD. Participants will take home the design CD with 14 great projects and multiple designs and will learn new techniques. Attendees will also be able to shop Anita Goodesign products at a special pricing, see sneak peeks of upcoming designs and win many wonderful prizes. Come join the fun - this is no fool's joke! To be held at New Britain Town Center. Lunch and snacks included!

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Magic Squares Workshop with Pat Yamin

Wednesday, May 4 - 1-4pm

$45 for Byrne's Bees

Also known as Diamonds & Squares, this traditional pattern gets a totally new look by adding a square to the patchwork pattern for an interesting visual quilt. In this class you will be able to use your scraps and at the same time improve your piecing skills. The pieces are sewn together with straight seams – it is the gentle curve of the rows that adds dimension to the quilt. Join Pat Yamin for a fun class while learning many different techniques. Template purchase required.

(Not a Byrne's Bee? Workshop plus lunch plus morning lecture $89.95 - see store for details)

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Perfect Embroidery Secrets!

Friday or Saturday, May 6 or 7 - 10-4pm

One day price $49.95 (includes lunch!) (Sorry, Bees, our contract precludes any discounting!)

Our morning session starts with learning how to create beautifully embroidered garments, quilts, and other items starting with the right foundation and combination of stabilizers, threads and designs.Learn stress-free techniques for hooping, eliminating puckering, understanding embroidery designs and how they affect your garment, choosing the right needle for the thread and fabric type and manipulating designs within software.The morning will be filled with fantastic information that will make your embroidery creations perfect every time! The afternoon will discuss how to use Floriani stabilizers and other specialty products for quilting, appliqué, home decorating items, embellishments and more!Who knew stabilizers could makea difference in your creativity!The afternoon will get your creative juices flowing, give you fantastic ideas for gift giving, and most importantly having fun in your sewing room with perfect results! Plus… FREE GIFT valued at $499!!!

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