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Happy Spring Everyone!

Hope you are enjoying the warmer weather, flowering trees and beautiful new greenery every where. We have been busy planning classes, spring cleaning and organizing our inventory for online sales. Watch for Spring Cleaning Specials coming soon.

Have you wanted to brush up on your machine quilting skills? We have several classes coming up. On Saturday, May 11th, BERNINA Ambassador and Educator Geraldine Wilkins, Living Water Quilter, will provide you with new techniques and inspiration for Q Series Table models and your own personal sewing machine. This class is for confident beginners, who know how to setup their machine for free motion and want to learn new stitching designs and are looking for inspiration on how to place designs in a quilt.

Free Motion and Ruler Work Quilting
May 11, 2024— 2 Workshops
Free Motion Quilting A Half Lone Star - 9-12pm
Ruler Work, Designing with Circles - 1-4pm
WORKSHOP ONE - Free Motion Quilting A Half Lone Star
Confident Beginner Free Motion Quilting
Quilt by Geraldine Wilkins, Living Water Quilter
Learn how to stitch several fun free motion quilting designs.
Learn tips and techniques for placing learn designs in a quilt.
View samples of the Half Lone Star quilts for inspiration.
Create a free motion quilting plan for your Half Lone Star quilt.
It is NOT required to have the Half Lone Star quilt top complete for the class. The focus of the class is to learn free motion patterns and then how to place them in a quilt.
Students will receive a kit with the Half Lone Star quilt
Pattern and Free Motion Quilting Pattern sheets.

WORKSHOP TWO - Ruler Work, Designing with Circles
Going in Circles - Fun Designs with Circles for Beginners
Quilt by Geraldine Wilkins, Living Water Quilter
Learn ruler quilting basics.
Learn tips and tricks creating designs
Learn designs for blocks, borders, and edge-to-edge quilting.
Students will receive a kit with Ruler Quilting Pattern sheets and a Five Star Tradition quilt panel
$140 per session. Register for both classes and save 10% off the class fees. Kit included.
Call or come by COTTONWOOD today to sign up. Space is limited!
Instructor: Geraldine Wilkins 

Do you own BERNINA embroidery software and want to learn more about it? Are you thinking about purchasing the software to compliment your BERNINA embroidery machine? BERNINA Software Building Blocks 2024 will bring your skills to a new level and you can learn so many possibilities for creating with it.
Join BERNINA Educator Debbi Lashbrook and COTTONWOOD Software Educator William McConnell in the new Building Blocks of Software 9. There are 6 lessons - February, April, June, August, October and December 2024. Each Lesson will include a Direct Playable Video Lesson, PDF PowerPoint Slide Presentation, PDF Handouts and Files needed to complete the Lesson. Includes Code Card for BERNINA Software Building Blocks on the BERNINA Skill Hub website - 6 lessons. Class fee $199. Lesson #2 has been moved to Saturday, April 27th. All lessons are in the Skill Hub so you can watch the 1st session that was held in February and not miss anything.

Visit our website for more information. Call the shop to sign up today!

Create Memories with a T-Shirt Quilt - May 4 & June 8 - 10:15-2:15pm This is the project you have been waiting for! Robin will teach you how to prepare the shirts, cut them and piece them together with sashing and cornerstones. Instructor: Robin Atwood

Put your embroidery machine to work for you quilting your next quilt! Rita Jackson will be here Saturday, May 18 for Computerized Quilting - Edge to Edge in the Hoop. Come by and see her sample, you'll wonder why you haven't already tried it. In this class you will learn how to make your embroidery hoop do more for you by creating beautiful Computerized Quilting (Edge to Edge [E2E]). Using the Amelie Scott method, you will learn how to create and mark a design template. Using a specifically designed worksheet, you will easily be able to calculate design placements and mark their measurements as well as how to connect the E2E designs with precision that will result in a "Long Arm Look" finish to your quilting project. 10:15am - 3:00pm

Let's Make a Machine Embroidered Wall Hanging - Coming in May! The beauty of this class is you can adapt it to your taste and size and color scheme. We will prep fabric with stabilizers for optimum results and learn how to press and cut the designs and add sashing/border fabrics to create a beautiful quilt for a gift or to hang in your home. Students will need to pick an embroidery collection with approximately 6 designs and some smaller motifs for border blocks. You can choose a design collection with fewer designs and duplicate blocks. The quilt will have six main embroidery blocks but you can adapt the concept to make a size of your own choice. Instructor: Melinda Smith

Hibernation Happy Holidays Quilt by Tilda - The next session is Sunday, May 19 - 1:00-3:00pm - These blocks have small pieces and detail, which adds to their charm. We will work through each block in class, but there will be sewing homework to complete each lesson. If you are ready to join in Mary will get you started with Lesson 1.

You will be ready in plenty of time to have it quilted and bound to enjoy or gift by Christmas! Instructor: Mary Humphrey

On Saturday, June 1 Robin Phippens, BERNINA Longarm Event Team and Educator, will be here to update your longarm skills on the frame with Free-Motion techniques in the morning and Q-Matic Edge to Edge, Blocks and Borders in the afternoon. Register soon, space is limited for this class. More info to follow.
We have 2 Kids Camps this summer - Kids Sewing Camp, June 24 - 28, 10:15am to 12:30pm with Robyn Fogler and Kids Quilt Camp, July 29 - August 2, 10:15am to 12:30pm with Robin Atwood.
For our Calendar of Classes and Events, with BERNINA Mastery, Longarm Certification and more...

What's New:
We asked, and AccuQuilt listened!
Later this year, AccuQuilt will be launching a GO! Big Die Catcher!
COTTONWOOD will be taking advanced orders now through May 31st so you are sure to get yours as soon as it launches. Pre-order today so you don't miss out on his popular brand new item to work with your Go Big AccuGo Cutter! Call or stop by COTTONWOOD today to get on the list!

Help us help you! We are in need of part-time and full-time staff. Yes, just like every other business you know, we are having a hard time staffing. Do you know someone - a friend, a daughter, grandson. We need sales people, stockers, delivery, service and repair.
For an application come in or click this link to download the application.

Happy Sewing!