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FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

February 2020 Newsletter

Announcements

A big thank you to everyone who entered the Holiday Extravaganza Sweepstakes!
Congratulations to all the winners!

SB3150 Sewing Machine - Connie A.

Oliso Iron - Andrea K.

$20 Gift Card to Shawn's Sewing Center - Maria M., Nancy W., Joyce F., Pat T. & Gail S.

 

Follow The Van to Shawn’s Sewing Center for a very special HANDS-ON experience with Handi Quilter! The HQ Van is a mobile classroom, specially equipped with six HQ Amara longarm machines. The van travels all over the U.S. to deliver the best in longarm quilting education. Join National Educator Susan Manry for a two day event at Shawn’s Sewing Center to experience a special hands-on experience and practice techniques on a classroom machine. Classes will include Longarm Quilting Basics, Fast Fun and Fabulous Free Motion, Ruler Essentials and Intro to Pro-Stitcher.

Hands-on with Handi Quilter
Two Day Hands-on Longarm Quilting Event
Instructor: National Educator Susan Manry
Cost: $199
Dates Available: 
Wednesday April 22 - Thursday April 23
Friday April 24 - Saturday April 25
10:00am-5:00pm each day

To Sign Up: Come into the store, call 417-885-1242 or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com

 
Our next Kimberbell Machine Embroidery Event will be Kimberbell's newest two-day event: Sewin' With My Gnomies! Complete five sewing themed projects over two days with the full project kit from Kimberbell. These designs are only available to event attendees so don't miss out! Projects include: Pocket Full of Posies Apron, Hedgehog Needle Keeper, The Buffalo Gnomes Tote, The Gnome Knows Sewing Caddy, and the Gnome Garden Pincushion.



Monday March 2 - Tuesday March 3
10:00am-5:00pm

Cost: $179, Register today for the early bird price of $159!
Cost includes all supplies needed to create five fun projects, plus lunch and snacks each day. Machines will be provided.

 
To Sign Up: Come into the store, call 417-885-1242 or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Event fees are due at time of registration.
 
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Clubs

Our January club meeting will be Tuesday January 21.
Our February club meeting will be Tuesday February 18.


February marks the end of our first year of club which means it's time to renew your membership! We have decreased the yearly club dues to $48 for the year. Club will remain on the third Tuesday of the month at 1pm and 6pm.

Interested in joining club for the first time? Come join us once a month for socializing, snacks, show & tell and a demonstration by one of our instructors. All you need to bring is yourself and something for show and tell with the group. Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 1pm and 6pm - choose the time that works best for you! 


Register in store or online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Fees are due at time of registration.
 
NEW! Garment Club
Monthly on the first Tuesday of each month.
(March meeting will be March 10 instead of March 3)

February meeting will be Tuesday February 4.
Choose your time: 1pm or 6pm
One time yearly cost: $48
Garment Club will run January 2020 through December 2020

This new monthly club will focus on all things garments for the beginner to the advanced seamster.  We will address issues such as fitting challenges, textile knowledge, pattern challenges, sewing techniques and tailoring to name a few.  There will be guest speakers that are experts in their field to teach new and updated methods and workshops to help us create that perfect textile or garment.  We will have Show & Share time and provide refreshments as well, so come join the fun and sit next to someone who knows what a seam allowance is. Official name pending a vote from the group!  

Online registration is closed for Garment Club, please come into the store or call 417-885-1242 to sign up.
Fees are due at time of registration.
 
The February meeting of Cosplay Society will be Tuesday February 11 at 6pm. 
 
Would you like more information about Cosplay Society? Please click here.

Classes

That's So Chenille Heart Banner
February Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive Project

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love” and those who love machine embroidery will spread the endearment with this darling chenille heart pennant. The appliqued heart features two variations for the chenille stitches, diagonal or chevron on two pennant sizes. Make a single pennant or banner of coordinating colors and share the love. Required hoop size: 5x7.

Thursday February 6, 10am-12pm
Thursday February 6, 2pm-4pm

Instructor: Phyllis
Cost: $25

Cost includes project kit, pattern and instruction. Please bring your machine and thumb drive to class, all other supplies will be provided. Required hoop size is 4x4.


To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
Machine Mastery

Are you taking advantage of everything your machine has to offer? Join Phyllis each month for an in depth demo and Q&A session on a feature of the Brother Dream Machine or Luminaire. Dream Machine will be featured in the morning and Luminaire in the afternoon. Class is free for anyone who wishes to attend, whether you own one of these machines, are considering purchasing a machine or have an equivalent model.

Please Note: Machine Mastery will remain free but will now require pre-registration. Registration available online or call or come into the store.
Wednesday February 5

Dream Machine, 10am-12pm
Luminaire, 2pm-4pm
Instructor: Phyllis
Free To Attend


To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
One Block Wonder

Phyllis offers a new take and technique on the One Block Wonder. Learn how to use one fabric to create an amazing quilt that looks like it’s made with multiple fabrics. This technique uses only straight line sewing - no y-seams. In class you will learn the technique and make the first fifteen blocks toward your finished quilt or wall hanging. 
 
 
Tuesday February 11, 10am-1pm
Instructor: Phyllis
Cost: $25

Requirements: Please bring machine to class along with all other supplies listed on supply list. Sixty degree ruler is also required for class (available in store).

To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.

 
 
Twister Tool with Patty

Ever wonder how they get these crazy angles? It's done with the Twister template! Join Patty for her class on all the secrets for making this fun piece. You will work on a wall hanging in class. Once you complete the class you'll be able to use any of the different size templates to make many unique designs from Christmas wreaths to Halloween pumpkins or just stunning scrappy quilts. Pictured below is a quilt made with the template!


Wednesday February 12, 10am-12pm
Instructor: Patty
Cost: $20

Lil' Twister template by Twister Sisters is required (available in store)
Requirements: Please bring your machine to class. Should have a working knowledge of your machine and using a rotary cutter. Other supplies will be listed on supply list.

To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.

 
Kimberbell Bench Pillow Clinic
 

Do you love Kimberbell? Do you love Kimberbell bench pillows? We do too! Come have some fun and work on your favorite pattern at the Kimberbell Bench Pillow Clinic. This is a monthly clinic designed to help with your personal bench pillow creation, not a traditional project class. Sewing or embroidery projects welcome. Bring your machine, pattern and any materials you’ll need. Help will be available if needed. Want to know more about Kimberbell bench pillows? Come in and ask Phyllis!


Thursday January 23, 10am-3pm
Thursday February 20, 10am-3pm

Instructor: Phyllis
Cost: $10
Skill Level: Intermediate
Requirements: Please bring machine, pattern and any materials needed. This is a clinic designed to help with your personal bench pillow creation and not a traditional project class.



To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
Handi Quilter Day

Join us for our monthly Handi Quilter Day! Handi Quilter Day will feature classes you already love, like Pro-Stitcher Tips & Tricks, along with new classes and maybe even a party or two. Handi Quilter Day will also feature 20% off of Handi Quilter accessories*. 

February's Handi Quilter Day on Wednesday February 26 will feature:
20% off* Handi Quilter accessories all day
2pm - 4pm: Longarm Rulers & More Class with Phyllis



Longarm Rulers & More Class Description Longarm Rulers & More Class will feature hands on demos of free motion quilting and ruler work. Ruler of the Month Club 5 rulers will be featured along with others. Class is free for all and registration is not required. 

Interested in joining the Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month Club? You will receive six months of exclusive rulers at a discounted price. Click here to view and download Handi Quilter's customer flyer which shows all the featured rulers as well as your special club member gift!
For more information about Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month Club 5 or to sign up, click here. 

*20% off sale applies to applicable accessories either purchased in store or special ordered with payment in full at time of order. Machines and Ruler of the Month Club rulers are excluded from sale.
 
Intro to BES4 Dream Software

This introduction class will present the information needed to maneuver through BES4 Dream Edition software with knowledge of what tasks can be done and how to do them. Topics that will be presented include: workspace basics, toolbar and ribbon exploration, how to set up your workspace, saving your files, view adjustments, displaying the hoops and lettering. 

The next class in Debbie's BES4 software series will be all about fonts and lettering. Details on that class will be released at the beginning of February in our March newsletter and the Intro to class will be a requirement, so if you want to learn more later, sign up for the intro class today!
 
Tuesday February 4, 10am-12pm
Instructor: Debbie
Cost: $20

Requirements: BES4 Dream Edition software should already be installed and updated on your laptop prior to registration. If you have the software but it is not installed, please attempt installation before registering for class. Some updates to Windows are not allowing installation of the software, so it is very important to check this BEFORE you register for class. A laptop with installed and updated BES4 Dream Edition software is required for the class. There will not be time in class to update your previously installed software. If you have any questions about this, please call the store at 417-885-1242.

To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
 
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JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

January 2020 Newsletter

Announcements

HOLIDAY HOURS

CLOSED: Christmas Day, Wednesday December 25
CLOSED: New Year's Day, Wednesday January 1
 
Come into the store between now and Monday December 23 to enter our Holiday Extravaganza Sweepstakes! One winner will receive the grand prize of a Brother SB3150 Sewing Machine. One entry per person, per day. In person entries only. Full details are available at shawnsewingcenter.com/holidaysweepstakes2019.
 
We are excited to announce our next Kimberbell Machine Embroidery Event, the two-day Sewin' With My Gnomies! Complete five projects over two days with the full project kit from Kimberbell. These designs are only available to event attendees so don't miss out!



Monday March 2 - Tuesday March 3
10:00am-5:00pm

Cost: $179, Register today for the early bird price of $159!
Cost includes all supplies needed to create five fun projects, plus lunch and snacks each day. Machines will be provided.

 
To Sign Up: Come into the store, call 417-885-1242 or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Event fees are due at time of registration.
 
Thank You!!!
Thank you so much to everyone who came by the store on Saturday for our Holiday Extravaganza open house! The photo booth photos will be posted on our website photo gallery and on our Facebook page soon!

We'd love to see your photos too! Share them with us on Facebook or tag us by using our hashtag #ShawnSewingCenter on Instagram!
 
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Clubs

Our December club meeting will be Tuesday December 17.
December Meeting Details: We will still be doing show and tell as usual but instead of a demo, we will be doing our ugly fabric swap! Don't forget to bring 1/2 yard of any cotton quilting fabric wrapped in some way (a plastic or paper bag is fine!) for the exchange. 

Our January club meeting will be Tuesday January 21.
 
NEW! Garment Club
Monthly on the first Tuesday of each month beginning January 7, 2020.
(March meeting will be March 10 instead of March 3)

Choose your time: 1pm or 6pm
One time yearly cost: $48
Garment Club will run January 2020 through December 2020

This new monthly club will focus on all things garments for the beginner to the advanced seamster.  We will address issues such as fitting challenges, textile knowledge, pattern challenges, sewing techniques and tailoring to name a few.  There will be guest speakers that are experts in their field to teach new and updated methods and workshops to help us create that perfect textile or garment.  We will have Show & Share time and provide refreshments as well, so come join the fun and sit next to someone who knows what a seam allowance is. Official name pending a vote from the group!  

To Sign Up: Come into the store, call 417-885-1242 or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Fees are due at time of registration.
 
 

SWMO Cosplay Society

 

WE WANT YOU to come and share your creativity and love of cosplay at the SWMO Cosplay Society! Led by fashion designer and instructor Pamela Dake, this group will be a place to work on current projects with expert assistance, learn new techniques, and share ideas with like-minded individuals. Whether you have never sewn a stitch or have been sewing for years, there’s a place for you here!

Meets monthly on the second Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
January meeting will be Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00pm.

Cost: $35 for yearly membership. Year runs from July 2019 - June 2020.
 

To Sign Up: Come into the store, call 417-885-1242 or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Event fees are due at time of registration.

Classes

Redwork Pincushion
January Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive Project

Redwork is the original word for outline embroidery hand sewn with Turkey red thread in the late 1800’s, but the name is still used today to describe outline needlework in any color. Choose a snowflake or flower for this petite pincushion, then let your embroidery machine get the stitches right. Instructions for a simple muslin insert are included. We recommend filling the insert with ground walnut shells to keep the pins and needles sharp. Required embroidery hoop: 4x4.

Thursday January 9, 10am-12pm
Thursday January 9, 2pm-4pm

Instructor: Phyllis
Cost: $25

Cost includes project kit, pattern and instruction. Please bring your machine and thumb drive to class, all other supplies will be provided. Required hoop size is 4x4.


To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
One Block Wonder

Phyllis offers a new take and technique on the One Block Wonder. Learn how to use one fabric to create an amazing quilt that looks like it’s made with multiple fabrics. This technique uses only straight line sewing - no y-seams. In class you will learn the technique and make the first fifteen blocks toward your finished quilt or wall hanging. 
 
 
Tuesday January 14, 10am-1pm
Instructor: Phyllis
Cost: $25

Requirements: Please bring machine to class along with all other supplies listed on supply list. Sixty degree ruler is also required for class (available in store).

To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.

 
 
Easy Does It Bag Project Class
 

Wednesday January 22, 10am-1pm
Instructor: Phyllis & Vanessa
Cost: $50

Cost includes pattern, project kit and instruction.
Skill Level: Intermediate

Requirements: Please bring machine to class with zipper foot and all purpose foot. You will also need general sewing supplies. All other supplies will be included in project kit, including pattern, pre-quilted fabric, zipper and interfacing. Thread will also be provided.
 

To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
DinoSEWers Kids Sewing Class

Is your child interested in sewing? If so, this beginner sewing class is perfect for them! DinoSEWers class will teach the basics of sewing and will show your child how to piece together a simple pajama pants pattern. They will learn to read a commercial pattern, sew a straight seam, finish the seam with a professional stitch, insert elastic and complete a professional hem.  Cost will include instructions, use of a sewing machine and the pajama pant pattern. During the last class the students will showcase their designs and celebrate with a small party!

Six-week class, weekly on Saturdays
Saturday January 11 - Saturday February 15
Two Sessions Available:
10:30am-12:30pm or 1pm-3pm

Ages: 10-17
Instructor: Kyndra
Cost: $70

Cost includes pattern, instruction and use of classroom sewing machine.
 

To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
Twister Tool with Patty

Ever wonder how they get these crazy angles? It's done with the Twister template! Join Patty for her class on all the secrets for making this fun piece. You will work on a wall hanging in class. Once you complete the class you'll be able to use any of the different size templates to make many unique designs from Christmas wreaths to Halloween pumpkins or just stunning scrappy quilts. Pictured below is a quilt made with the template!


Wednesday January 15, 10am-12pm
Instructor: Patty
Cost: $20

Lil' Twister template by Twister Sisters is required (available in store)
Requirements: Please bring your machine to class. Should have a working knowledge of your machine and using a rotary cutter. Other supplies will be listed on supply list.

To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.

 
Intro to BES4 Dream Software

This introduction class will present the information needed to maneuver through BES4 Dream Edition software with knowledge of what tasks can be done and how to do them. Topics that will be presented include: workspace basics, toolbar and ribbon exploration, how to set up your workspace, saving your files, view adjustments, displaying the hoops and lettering. 
 
Tuesday January 7, 10am-12pm
Instructor: Debbie
Cost: $20

Requirements: BES4 Dream Edition software should already be installed and updated on your laptop prior to registration. If you have the software but it is not installed, please attempt installation before registering for class. Some updates to Windows are not allowing installation of the software, so it is very important to check this BEFORE you register for class. A laptop with installed and updated BES4 Dream Edition software is required for the class. There will not be time in class to update your previously installed software. If you have any questions about this, please call the store at 417-885-1242.

To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
 
Garment Block Manipulation
Independent Designer Series

Garment Block Manipulation is an eight-week course for creating a button-up blouse and A-line skirt from your fitted block. This class is designed for those students who created a fitted block in Flat Pattern Drafting or who have a fitted block created elsewhere. A fitted block is required, so class registration is only available with instructor permission. Call or come into the store and speak to Pam for more information about Garment Block Manipulation or to register for class. 


Eight-week course
Two Sessions Available:
January 8 - February 26, Wednesday Evenings, 6pm-8pm
January 10 - February 28, Friday mornings, 10am-12pm
Instructor: Pamela
Cost: $250
This class required a fitted block. Other requirements and supplies will be available upon registration. 


To Sign Up: Come into the store or call the store at 417-885-1242 and speak to Pam.
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
Flat Pattern Drafting
Independent Designer Series


Having hand-made clothes is a joy but having hand-made clothes that fit is a luxury.  This class will teach you how to draft a sloper pattern for a bodice, skirt and bifurcation that will help you create the fit you have always wanted.  You will learn to take your exact body measurements to draft your pattern work as well as solving any fit issues. Your sloper will provide you with the foundation to create any garment from outerwear to underwear and everything in between.  Flat Pattern Drafting is an 8 week course to create a bespoke fitting shell for you.

Monday evenings, 6pm-8pm
January 6 - March 16 (No class on March 2)
10-week duration
Cost: $250
Cost includes: measuring charts, instruction to complete bodice, skirt and bifurcation sloper garments.
Instructor: Pamela Dake
Requirements: Bring sewing machine to class. Other supplies will be listed on supply list. Must be able to read tape measure and have working knowledge of a sewing machine.


To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
Care & Feeding of your Featherweight

If you have a featherweight, this is the class for you! Join Fyrne and learn general maintenance on your Singer 221. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to change the belt, adjust the tension, and clean, oil, and grease your machine. Please bring your machine, power cord and foot control to class, additional supplies will be listed on your supply list. 


Monday January 6, 10am-12:30pm
Monday January 6, 2pm-4:30pm

Instructor: Fyrne
Cost: $30
Requirements: Class will be hands-on, please bring your machine, power cord and foot control to class. All other supplies will be listed on supply list. 



To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
Handi Quilter Day

Join us for our monthly Handi Quilter Day! Handi Quilter Day will feature classes you already love, like Pro-Stitcher Tips & Tricks, along with new classes and maybe even a party or two. Handi Quilter Day will also feature 20% off of Handi Quilter accessories*. 

January's Handi Quilter Day on Wednesday January 29 will feature:
20% off* Handi Quilter accessories all day
2pm - 4pm: Pro-Stitcher Tips & Tricks Class with Phyllis



Pro-Stitcher Tips & Tricks Class Description: The Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher is a powerful tool for enhancing your longarm quilting, but are you using it to its full potential? Come to Pro-Stitcher Tips & Tricks! Pro-Stitcher owners: bring your tablet or laptop with the simulator installed so you can follow along. Class is free for all and registration is not required. 

Interested in joining the Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month Club? You will receive six months of exclusive rulers at a discounted price. Click here to view and download Handi Quilter's customer flyer which shows all the featured rulers as well as your special club member gift!
For more information about Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month Club 5 or to sign up, click here. 

*20% off sale applies to applicable accessories either purchased in store or special ordered with payment in full at time of order. Machines and Ruler of the Month Club rulers are excluded from sale.
 
Kimberbell Bench Pillow Clinic
 

Do you love Kimberbell? Do you love Kimberbell bench pillows? We do too! Come have some fun and work on your favorite pattern at the Kimberbell Bench Pillow Clinic. This is a monthly clinic designed to help with your personal bench pillow creation, not a traditional project class. Sewing or embroidery projects welcome. Bring your machine, pattern and any materials you’ll need. Help will be available if needed. Want to know more about Kimberbell bench pillows? Come in and ask Phyllis!


Wednesday December 18, 10am-3pm
Thursday January 23, 10am-3pm

Instructor: Phyllis
Cost: $10
Skill Level: Intermediate
Requirements: Please bring machine, pattern and any materials needed. This is a clinic designed to help with your personal bench pillow creation and not a traditional project class.



To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
 
Machine Mastery

Are you taking advantage of everything your machine has to offer? Join Phyllis each month for an in depth demo and Q&A session on a feature of the Brother Dream Machine or Luminaire. Dream Machine will be featured in the morning and Luminaire in the afternoon. Class is free for anyone who wishes to attend, whether you own one of these machines, are considering purchasing a machine or have an equivalent model.

Please Note: Machine Mastery will remain free but will now require pre-registration. Registration available online or call or come into the store.
Wednesday January 8

Dream Machine, 10am-12pm
Luminaire, 2pm-4pm
Instructor: Phyllis
Free To Attend


To Sign Up: Come into the store, call or register online at ShawnSewingCenter.com
Class fees are due at time of registration.
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