SYWS: Baby Lock & Brother Sewing Machine Guide Class I - Oct 16
Oct
16
1:00 PM13:00

SYWS: Baby Lock & Brother Sewing Machine Guide Class I - Oct 16

Just bought a Baby Lock or Brother or haven't sewn on yours in a while? Then this class is for you. The class will go through the basic functions of your Baby Lock or Brother machine and cover bobbin winding, threading, button holes and utility stitches along with troubleshooting and maintenance. Speciality feet and accessories will also be discussed. This course is exclusively for Baby Lock and Brother sewing machine owners, even if you purchased your machine elsewhere.

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BERNINA Creative Studio - October 17
Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

BERNINA Creative Studio - October 17

Continue your sewing education by learning techniques specifically created by BERNINA experts to help you get the most out of your machine and accessories. Each Creative Studio session will focus on a different technique. In October, you will learn how to make your own piping! Custom piping is a great way to elevate the look of your projects. Whether you are looking to add mini piping to a garment or jumbo piping to a home dec project, BERNINA has a perfect piping presser foot to help you get the job done.

The Creative Studio is BYOB - Bring your own BERNINA. If you are considering a BERNINA, you can come to the Creative Studio class and borrow one of our machines.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Sewing Event
Oct
27
12:30 PM12:30

National Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Sewing Event

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Little Company of Mary Hospital asked TQT to help create items to help breast surgical patients during their recovery. Since we have such a wonderful community of sewists, we agreed!

Join us for a Charity Sewing Event on Sunday, October 27. Choose from either or both of two projects. Kits for the projects will be provided by TQT.

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SYWS: Baby Lock & Brother Embroidery Machine Guide Class I - Oct 30
Oct
30
1:00 PM13:00

SYWS: Baby Lock & Brother Embroidery Machine Guide Class I - Oct 30

New to machine embroidery? Not sure where to start or haven't embroidered in a while? Let TQT guide you through hooping, threads and stabilizers, positioning and stitching out a design. This course is exclusively for Baby Lock and Brother embroidery machine owners, even if you purchased your machine elsewhere.

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SYWS: Understanding Embroidery Technology - Nov 1
Nov
1
1:00 PM13:00

SYWS: Understanding Embroidery Technology - Nov 1

Having trouble transferring your designs to your machine? Not sure what to do when you purchase a design from a CD and need to get it on to your machine? Then this is the class for you! Join TQT for a two-hour lecture on the basics of embroidery technology! We will discuss both Mac and PC systems. Content applies to all brands of embroidery machines.

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Confident Serging Club - November 8
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Confident Serging Club - November 8

Join TQT for a deep dive on serging techniques with the easy-to-thread Baby Lock sergers! Expand your skills and learn the tools and tips to confidently serge using this versatile machine. This class is meant for students with a basic understanding and familiarity with sergers.

Confident Serging Club will meet every other month and will feature new techniques at each session.

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SYWS: Serger Guide Class I - Nov 15
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

SYWS: Serger Guide Class I - Nov 15

Not sure where to start with your serger? Intimidated by all the threads? We'll show just how easy your new Baby Lock or BERNINA serger is to use from threading your machine to some of the basic stitches and their applications. This course is exclusively for Baby Lock or BERNINA serger owners, even if you purchased your machine elsewhere.

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OESD Super Spree
Oct
11
to Oct 12

OESD Super Spree

In this two day event, you will learn to make three different projects, plus you’ll learn valuable embroidery tips and techniques to make your own projects more successful and less stressful! Gain embroidery inspiration as you view a wide variety of embroidery projects on display and learn how to choose the right products for any type of project.

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There's a Die for That! AccuQuilt Event
Oct
3
2:00 PM14:00

There's a Die for That! AccuQuilt Event

This event is designed to teach the basics of converting existing rotary cut patterns to the GO! Fabric Cutting System method. Attendees should have already participated in the Cut Time. Quilt More presentation. Upon completion you will have mastered math magic and how to read patterns for clues. You will also have had the opportunity to convert four rotary patterns of varying difficulty to GO! And, finally Attendees will also have access to the new event exclusive die, Arkansas Traveler!

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Cut Time. Quilt More. AccuQuilt presentation
Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Cut Time. Quilt More. AccuQuilt presentation

If you are new to AccuQuilt or just curious about it, this two-hour presentation is for you! Upon completion , you'll understand the difference between the Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System and the GO! BIG fabric cutter. You will also be familiar with the Go! Qube Mix & Match Block System and the GO! Strip Cutter. And, finally Attendees will also have access to the new event exclusive die, Arkansas Traveler!

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Lecture: The T-Shirt Quilt
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Lecture: The T-Shirt Quilt

Do you have old T-shirts that you'd like to turn into a treasured gift? Learn the fundamentals of T-shirt quilt construction in this two-hour lecture. We'll discuss how to select the right shirts for your project, sashing and layout options and quilting. Bring in one t-shirt to practice on during the hands-on component.

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SYWS: BERNINA Mastery - Basic Operations - Sept 28
Sep
28
9:30 AM09:30

SYWS: BERNINA Mastery - Basic Operations - Sept 28

Learn the amazing sewing features of your BERNINA sewing machine while you set up your machine to your very own specifications!  The class will cover basic threading and maintenance as well as how to select, combine and sew utility and decorative stitches, make perfect buttonholes and various feet. This course is exclusively for BERNINA owners, even if you purchased your machine elsewhere.

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Skill Builder: Quilting 102
Sep
25
9:30 AM09:30

Skill Builder: Quilting 102

Ready to expand your quilting knowledge? Skill Builder: Quilting 102 is an in-depth class that will guide students through strip-piecing, sashing, binding and more! You'll complete a lap quilt during 4 sessions. Each session is 3 hours long. Participants must have completed Skill Builder: Basic Quilting or have completed at least one quilted project.

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SYWS: Getting to Know Your Machine - Sept 24
Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

SYWS: Getting to Know Your Machine - Sept 24

Haven't sewn in while? Do you have a sewing machine and don't know what to do with it? Then TQT has a class for you! We'll walk you through the basic functions of your machine. We'll cover bobbin winding, threading, button holes and utility stitches, basic troubleshooting and maintenance. All makes and models of machines welcome!

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Beverly Art Walk 2019
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Beverly Art Walk 2019

The Beverly Art Walk is a free, family-friendly festival of art, music, and community around our beautiful neighborhood. Start your self-guided tour at any participating venue – walk, bike, or park and jump on a free trolley.

TQT is thrilled to host 2 fantastic artists this year:

  • Pam Howe of NorthWind Pottery will once again have her amazing pottery here.

  • Doris Barnes, longtime customer and friend of TQT, will showcase her one of a kind quilts and embroidered pieces.

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Creative Studio - Fruity Table Runner
Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

Creative Studio - Fruity Table Runner

Fast and easy quilted projects like table runners are always fun. This attractive table runner is created with just one simple shape. The 60° triangle is perfect for this project. It goes together so quick and easy, you’ll want to make one for every season. We will be making a summer fruit themed runner in class.

This project class is part of the BERNINA Creative Studio series. But this month we are opening the class to ALL machines.

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Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop
Jun
1
to Aug 22

Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop

TQT is excited to be part of the Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop again. Thirty four of the best quilt shops in Illinois are participating. The Hop runs all summer - from June 1 - August 31

On the day you get your passport stamped, you will receive a 15% discount on regularly priced merchandise. 

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