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Class Policies




  1. Upon registration, you will receive a supply list and/or applicable kit fees. Our staff will assist you in selecting fabrics and supplies appropriate for the class project.
  2. Class will be cancelled if the minimum number of students is not met 2 weeks prior to the scheduled class date.  Your class fee will be refunded or credited on a store Gift Card. Classes will be cancelled 3 weeks prior to the class date if no students are registered.
  3. Should you need to cancel, refunds will be made up to two weeks prior to the scheduled class date or if your seat is refilled.
  4. Unless otherwise stated, class supply purchases will apply towards our rewards program - Cotton Club.
  5. BERNINA machines are available for in-class use. Advance notice is requested.
  6. Private lessons are available and must be scheduled in advance to allow teachers to prepare your lesson. Fees are $50 per hour for most topics. Check with us for details.
  7. Inclement Weather Policy: If Charlottesville City and Albemarle County Schools are closed, classes will be cancelled and rescheduled. Your class fee will be refunded or credited if you are unable to attend the snow make-up date.
  8. The shop may/may not be open, depending on the severity of the travel conditions. Call the shop at 434-244-9975 for message updates regarding shop hours and classes.

Classes


BERNINA Mastery - 4 & 5 Series
- Apr 14, 2021 10:15 am

Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early. BERNINA 435, 475, 480, 535, 570 and 590 NG Machines are welcome.

Cost: $ 50.00
BERNINA Mystery Make - Overlockers
- Apr 16, 2021 09:30 am

Join BERNINA Expert and Event Team Member Kathy Shalda as she reveals the mysteries of the Overlocker! You will explore the wide variety of stitches and techniques an overlocker can do. Two day event.

Cost: $ 169.00
Make It Monday
- Apr 19, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Mastery - 7 & 8 Series
- Apr 21, 2021 10:15 am

Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. pace is limited, register early. BERNINA Mastery class for 740, 770, 790, & 880.

Cost: $ 75.00
Kick up your quilting with a new dimension - texture! Learn how quilting with the Couching Inserts and rustic yarns creates an unexpected touch of texture in your work. Constructed with bandanas and lightweight denim, your Cowboy Quilt is sure to be a unique addition to your collection. Yee-haw! Lesson and video prepared by Denise Jones . Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Bonnie Barthelemy. Note: This lesson will be taught on a Q Series on a frame with Q-Matic.

Cost: $ 25.00
Leah Kaleidoscope Quilt
- Apr 24, 2021 10:15 am

Using the new Jason Yenter fabric, Leah or a border fabric of student's choice, learn the stack n whack fussy cut technique and make a beautiful quilt that finishes at 64" x 86".

Cost: $ 90.00
Make It Monday
- Apr 26, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Mastery - Embroidery
- Apr 28, 2021 10:15 am

Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette Embroidery machines and owners welcome. Space is limited, register early.

Cost: $ 75.00
Take your CutWork to the next level! Create a three-dimensional flower and cutwork edg This class is a good primer for 1 or all 3 of the DesignWorks tools.e using the CutWork Tool. Embellish it with crystals and paint. Lesson and video prepared by Debbi Lashbrook. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Venitta McCall.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch your way through the year with Marilyn and other paper piecing enthusiasts. Or just register for a class or two to learn the technique. Stitch a Watering Can or Tulips for June.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- May 03, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Blue Ribbon Block of the Month
- May 04, 2021 10:15 am

Join Robin monthly as she leads you through this delightful quilt combining pre-printed panels and pieced blocks. Hand embroidery optional.

Cost: $ 75.00
BERNINA Mastery - 2 & 3 Series
- May 05, 2021 10:15 am

Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early. This class will include a variety of machine models. BERNINA 215, 220, 230, 240, 325, 335, 350, 380 Machines are welcome.

Cost: $ 50.00
Happy Mother's Day - COTTONWOOD CLOSED
- May 09, 2021 12:00 pm

We are closed to enjoy time with family.

Make It Monday
- May 10, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Mastery - 4 & 5 Series
- May 12, 2021 10:15 am

Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early. BERNINA 435, 475, 480, 535, 570 and 590 NG Machines are welcome.

Cost: $ 50.00
For Rosa 7 Month BOM
- May 14, 2021 10:15 am

Let Nancy Koyanik lead you through this beautifully designed Block of the Month. At the end of 7 Months you will have a 91" by 91" quilt. Fabric and pattern designed by Nancy Rink for Marcus Fabrics. Fabric kit available.

Cost: $ 75.00
For the young sewist(s) in your household, a morning of crafting, learning and community service.

Have fun making this quick zipper pouch completely in the embroidery hoop. Create a textured background design using Endless Embroidery and sewing stitches, then use Group and Rearrange tools to place the applique stitches on top of the textured background design. Easily accomplished on the BERNINA 880 Plus or B790 Plus embroidery machine! Lesson and video prepared by Judy Hahner. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Susan Christopher

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- May 17, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Mastery - Embroidery
- May 22, 2021 10:15 am

Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette Embroidery machines and owners welcome. Space is limited, register early.

Cost: $ 75.00
Transform a plain T-shirt into a "one-of-a-kind" T-shirt with an in-the-hoop Pocket Peeker. Controlling knit fabrics in the embroidery hoop can be challenging if not stabilized correctly. With a few tips on stabilizers, needles and design placement, you'll be successful at taming stretchy knits and embroidery those one-of-a-kind projects. Lesson and video prepared by Judy Hahner. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Susan Christopher

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- May 24, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
The Leah Quilt
- May 29, 2021 10:15 am

Let Marilyn lead you through this beautiful, but simple quilt. Kit available or choose your own fabric.

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- May 31, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Learn how to create fringe to embellish your embroidery. Lesson and video prepared by Debbi Lashbrook. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Venitta McCall.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch you way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a Patriotic Pup or two for July.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Jun 07, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Mastery - 4 & 5 Series
- Jun 09, 2021 10:15 am

Sewing Machine - Basic Operation for BERNINA Sewing Machines. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care and maintenance of your new sewing machine. Space is limited, register early. BERNINA 435, 475, 480, 535, 570 and 590 NG Machines are welcome.

Cost: $ 50.00
Walk through the basics of quilting on a longarm! In this lesson, learn about important processes like basting, auditioning designs, or beginning and ending your quilting stitches. BERNINA Longarms feature three unique types of stitch regulation - do you know how or when to use them? This primer on longarm quilting will have you ready to jump over to your machine, wheather you're a beginner or an experienced quilter! Lesson and video prepared by Heather Stadelman . Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Bonnie Barthelemy. Not: This lesson will be taught on a Q Series table model.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Jun 14, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
For the young sewist(s) in your household, a morning of crafting, learning and community service.

Holiday

Make It Monday
- Jun 21, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Mastery - Embroidery
- Jun 23, 2021 10:15 am

Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette Embroidery machines and owners welcome. Space is limited, register early.

Cost: $ 75.00
Make It Monday
- Jun 28, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch you way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a Watering Can or Tulips for June.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Jul 05, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Jul 12, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
For the young sewist(s) in your household, a morning of crafting, learning and community service.

Make It Monday
- Jul 19, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Jul 26, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Aug 02, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Investigate different ways to blend threads in BERNINA Embroidery Software. Lesson and video prepared by Debbi Lashbrook. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Venitta McCall.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch you way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a couple of Acorns or a Squirrel for September.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Aug 09, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Aug 16, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Aug 23, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Mastery - Embroidery
- Aug 28, 2021 10:15 am

Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette Embroidery machines and owners welcome. Space is limited, register early.

Cost: $ 75.00
Be ready for the changing seasons ans make four embroidered pillow panels. We'll create our own seasonal sayings and designs using built-in embroidery fonts and designs. Then, we'll stitch out the designs with buttonholes using Pinpoint Placement. When you finish these,you'll want to make more for holidays and special occasions! Panels designed to fit pillow constructed in Community Studio: Sewing Lesson 1. Lesson and video prepared by Judy Hahner. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Susan Christopher

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Aug 30, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Did you know you can create applique designs in DesignWorks? Explore how in this primer. You'll learn multiple applique types and see how easy it is to create your own! Lesson and video prepared by Debbi Lashbrook. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Venitta McCall.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch you way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a crazy Cat with Bow Tie or Cat with Hat for October.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Sep 06, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Small, simple projects are a great way to fall in love with a new technique. In this lesson, you will discuss the piecing and construction of an autumnal appliqued wall hanging and learn how to use rulerwork to quilt. Rulers, and their accessories like the Echo Quilting Clips, can help you creat beautiful, smooth quilting in no time! Lesson and video prepared by Heather Stadelman . Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Bonnie Barthelemy. Note: This lesson will be taught on a Q Series table model.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Sep 13, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
National Jelly Roll Day Sew-In
- Sep 18, 2021 10:00 am

Join us for a day of sewing fun! Start with your favorite Jelly Roll or pick out a new one while you are here. We'll provide the pattern and jelly roll snacks.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Sep 20, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Sep 27, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch you way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a Turkey or Turkey with a Hat for November.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Oct 04, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Learn how to create your own pattern runs in the software. Lesson and video prepared by Debbi Lashbrook. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Venitta McCall.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Oct 11, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Oct 18, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Learn circle applique with BERNINA Circular Embroidery Attachment #83. Using satin stitches and other decorative stitches, we'll learn two ways to use the attachment. First, we'll make the applique and second we'll create echo quilting. Directional couching feet and walking feet will be shown also as options to add finishing touches. By the end of class, you'll have a beautiful mini-quilt to adorn your sewing room! Lesson and video prepared by Julie Bridgeman. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by .

Cost: $ 25.00
BERNINA Mastery - Embroidery
- Oct 23, 2021 10:15 am

Learn what you need to know to be successful with machine embroidery while you learn the basic operation, care and maintenance of your new embroidery machine. All BERNINA and Bernette Embroidery machines and owners welcome. Space is limited, register early.

Cost: $ 75.00
Embroidery adds both flair and dimension to a simple coaster. But why stop there? While the top of the coaster is already in the hoop to be embroidered, why not assemble the coaster at the same time? With a simple demonstration of how the in-the-hoop coaster design was created, you can create a set of coasters in one hooping and in no time at all. After all, we all need great gift ideas that won't take too much time! instruction and discussion led by Susan Christopher

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Oct 25, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Nov 01, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Did you know you can create applique designs in DesignWorks? Explore how in this primer. You'll learn multiple applique types and see how easy it is to create your own! Lesson and video prepared by Debbi Lashbrook. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Venitta McCall.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch you way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a couple kooky Christmas for December.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Nov 08, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Nov 15, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
For lovers of quilting itself, sometimes less is truly more. This whole cloth project will allow you to make quilting the star of the show! Use Art & Stitch in tandem with Q-Matic to create and place your quilting motifs with an artful eye. Lesson and video prepared by Denise Jones . Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Bonnie Barthelemy. Note: This lesson will be taught on a Q Series on a frame with Q-Matic.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Nov 22, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Closed for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the day with family and friends!

Cost: $ FREE
In order to allow our staff to enjoy time with their families, we will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

Make It Monday
- Nov 29, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Holiday Open House
- Dec 04, 2021 10:00 am

Join us for Holiday Festivities! Come in to see the class projects and meet the teachers for January, February and March 2022. Demonstrations. Specials. Gifts. Refreshments.

Learn how software can elevate your creativity in new and exciting ways. Lesson and video prepared by Debbi Lashbrook. Class, hands-on instruction and discussion led by Venitta McCall.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch you way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a pair of jolly Snowmen for January.

Cost: $ 25.00
Make It Monday
- Dec 06, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Dec 13, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Make It Monday
- Dec 20, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
In order for our staff to enjoy time with their families, COTTONWOOD will be closed Christmas Day

Make It Monday
- Dec 27, 2021 10:00 am

Bring your project, lunch or snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Cost: $ FREE
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch you way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a couple of Valentines for those you love and be ready for February.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch you way through the year with Marilyn. Or just register for a class or two. Stitch a couple of Gnomes for luck in March.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch your way through the year with Marilyn and other paper piecing enthusiasts. Or just register for a class or two to learn the technique. Stitch a Bunny or Chick in a Flower Pot for April.

Cost: $ 25.00
Start with the book Paper Piecing All Year Round, by Mary Hertel, and stitch your way through the year with Marilyn and other paper piecing enthusiasts. Or just register for a class or two to learn the technique. Stitch a Butterfly for May.

Cost: $ 25.00