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"Creating New Quilts"

This master class is a challenge to all accomplished quilters. 

A very in depth study in the art of designing HURRY, space is limited Make it yours! Call now

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Date Sundays (Eight Meetings) July 8, 15, 22, (skip 29), August 5, 12, 19, 26, Sept 2

Time 2:00-4:00 Place Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $199.00 $50 deposit holds your place

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  • This is a course you won't find anywhere else but at the Needle Arts Center
  • Writing your pattern
  • Sewing new shapes
  • Doing the math

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  • Two meetings just on color
  • Drafting on graph paper
  • Working with circles, ellipses, curves, spirals
  • Finding inspiration in the world around you

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  • Resizing
  • Using shadows, highlights, luminosity
  • Learn standard design elements

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The Ideal Student:

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1. Has made several quilts from start to finish

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2. Has creative confidence (can-do attitude)

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3. Is willing to devote time and effort to complete assignments and attend class regularly

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The Take-away

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1. Release from constraints of others' designs

2. See a photo, scene or picture and create a quilt from it

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3. Know design elements and how to incorporate them into an original design

4. Understand and use color

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5. Know how to write a pattern

6. Can use circles, ellipses, curves in design

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Tuffett

Little Miss Muffett sat on a Tuffett, eating
her curds and whey ...

Now you can make a tuffett to sit on or rest your feet on. It is the coolest project and just takes a few lessons to complete. Come and join this class and try your hand at something completely different. You will be so proud!

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Date Tuesdays (Four Meetings) August 7, 14, 21, 28 Time 6:00-8:00

Date Saturdays (Four Meetings) September 8, 15, 22, 29 Time 3:30-5:30

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291

Cost $30 class $75 kit includes foam, batting, wood base, instructions. You supply fabric and legs or bun feet.

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Easy Sashiko (sa-she-ko) Brand new class


Sashiko is the ancient art of hand quilting in even stitches to make warm and padded garments. Warriers wore padded garments under their armor to keep the metal from cutting them. Others wore quilted garments to keep warm. Now, we do this beautiful and easy technique for beauty. The designs are simple to complex and very easy. It is pleasant to sit quietly, relax and sew. The hand work mixes wonderfully with conversation, TV, thinking and planning. The finished work is beautiful. Make a pillow, table runner or seat cushions. If you have never sewn by hand before, this is the perfect beginning!


Note: Class must have a minimum of 3 to make.


Date Wednesdays (Three Meetings) July 11, 18, 25 Time 1:00-3:00

Date Wednesdays (Three Meetings) August 8, 15, 22 Time 10:00-12:00

Date Saturdays (Three Meetings) September 1, 8, 15 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291

Cost $45 includes sample fabric, needle and thread

Tote Bag

Tote bags are the daily necessity of people who carry 'stuff'. School or library books, groceries, a casserole, meeting supplies, exercise clothes, laptop and so much more.

This class will teach you how to construct a basic bag with sturdy self-fabric straps, outside pockets and lining with inside pockets. Pattern included with class.

Prerequisite: Know how to use your machine

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Note: Class must have a minimum of 2 to 'make' 

Date Saturdays (Four Meetings) August 4, 11, 18, 25 Time 10:00-12:00 

Date Fridays (Four Meetings) September 7, 14, 21, 28 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Road Louisville, KY 40291 Cost $55

Large Carry-on Tote/Duffel Bag

This is a great gift for your traveler (including yourself). It fits carry-on size and holds a lot of stuff. Also, has a shoulder strap for easy carrying. It has a stiff board in the bottom to hold it's shape. Make it out of canvas or other heavy fabric - great!

Prerequisite: Know how to sew. This is not a beginner class.

Note: This class must have a minimum of 2 to 'make'

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Date Saturdays (Four Meetings) August 4, 11, 18, 25 Time 10:00-12:00

Date Fridays (Four Meetings) September 7, 14, 21, 28 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, KY 40291 Cost $55

Wallet

Fantastic Gift 

This versatile wallet will go anywhere with you. Tuck it into a purse or attach the removable shoulder strap and it rides along to the grocery or the race track hands-free.


Features include a bill compartment, zippered coin compartment, 8 credit card slots, pen holder and an extra pocket for your check book, receipts, coupons or what have you.


The outside is quilted and the look is fun, sophisticated, beautiful, or black depending on the fabric you choose. You will love using this wallet. or it makes a fabulous gift.


Note: This class must have a minimum of 3 to 'make'

Large Carry-on Tote/Duffel Bag

Date Saturdays (Four Meetings) August 4, 11, 18, 25

Time 10:00-12:00

Date Fridays (Four Meetings) September 7, 14, 21, 28

Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville,
Ky 40291

Cost $55

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Intro to Sewing

If you need help getting started with your sewing machine, this is your class! We will include getting acquainted with your sewing machine, learning all the parts and features, threading top and bobbin, learning all the special feet, and practicing sewing.


This is a one-on-one class. Call 502.291.5731 or email [email protected] to schedule.

Just bring your machine to The Needle Arts Center!


Date & Time At your Convenience

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Road Louisville, KY 40291

Cost $25

Household Sewing

Slip Covers

There are all sorts of reasons to slip cover your furniture; to renew and refresh your room, to protect your furniture from pets, to preserve expensive upholstery etc. Not only is it expensive to buy slipcovers, generally you can't get just what you want.


The thing to do is to make your own.


This is probably not a beginner project but, if you know how to sew accurate seams and can follow directions or a pattern you will be able to slip cover your furniture. You might start with a simple chair.


Date Fridays (Six Meetings) July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17 Time 3:30-5:30

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $80

Curtains & Shades

Lined or unlined Rod Pocket

Curtains or Valances

Learn how to measure your windows; where to put the curtain rod; determine how full the panels will be and whether they will tie back or not; what kind of fabric is best; how to finish with lining and without lining, what kind of lining to use and much more.


You will love the way your room looks with new curtains.

Household Sewing

Slip Covers

Date Tuesdays (Four Meetings) September 4, 11, 18, 25 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, KY 40291 Cost $55

Roman Shades

These shades are beautiful and functional, easy to make and install, classy & sassy.
Just pull the cord and folds appear as they are raised. Can be sheer, light filtering, blackout or what ever suits your needs.

Pick a window and make a shade. You'll love doing it and feel so proud of your accomplishment.


Date Tuesdays (Four Meetings) September 4, 11, 18, 25 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291

Cost $55 (Includes cording & rings)

Professional Throw Pillows

In this class, you will learn all about making a professional looking throw pillow that you will be proud to place on your sofa or chair. You will cover and insert a welt-cord, insert a zipper for easy removal. You'll also learn how to make a knife-edge, a flange and a decorative cord edge, plus tassels and other ornamentation. This is the construction part of the pillow, the design may be learned in the crochet, quilting, or embroidery classes.


Note: This class must have a minimum of 3 to 'make'

Roman Shades

Date Mondays (Three Meetings) July 9, 16, 23 Time 1:00-3:00

Date Wednesdays (Three Meetings) September 5, 12, 19 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $49

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Sewing

Beginning Sewing

In this class you will learn all about making a simple garment. How to read and use the pattern, sew accurate seams, make patch pockets and other additions, complete finishing details. In the first class, you'll receive a supply list including a pattern number for simple, elastic waist pants or skirt.

You'll get lots of encouragement and personal attention.

Sewing is 'sew' satisfying, you'll love it.


Prerequisite: Know how to operate your sewing machine

Note: This class must have a minimum of 2 to 'make'

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Date Mondays (Six Meetings) July 9,16, 23, 30 August 6, 13, Time 10:00-12:00

Date Wednesdays (Six Meetings) August 1. 8. 15. 22. 29 September 5 Time 6:00-8:00

Date Thursdays (Six Meetings) August 9, 16, 23, 30, September (6-out) 13, 20 Time 1:00-3:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky Cost $80

Intermediate Sewing

You have mastered the basics of garment construction; reading the pattern, sewing accurate 5/8" seams etc, and now you are ready to make a garment that is a bit more challenging. Make pants with side-seam pockets & zipper,
or a camp shirt, a light jacket or a pretty dress.


Date Mondays (Six Meetings) August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24 Time 10:00-12:00

Date Thursdays (Six Meetings) September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 Time 1:00-3:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $80

Advanced Sewing 

This is your special class to make a garment that will challenge your skills. Perhaps a jacket, prom or wedding dress, suit or whatever you want to make. It will require homework and lots of patience. Just imagine how proud you will be when you wear it!


Date Fridays (Eight Meetings) August 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12 Time 3:30-5:30

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $110

Garment Alterations-Hemming

The first thing to learn how to correct is the most common problem, hemming.


In this class, you will learn how to hem pants and skirts, both by hand and by machine, Including preparing, measuring & finishing the hem.


Note: This class must have a minimum of 3 to 'make'

Advanced Sewing 

Date Thursdays (Three Meetings) November 2, 9, 16 Time 1:00-3:00

Date Fridays (Three Meetings) December 7, 14, 21 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Road Louisville, KY 40291 Cost $45

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Sewing With Knit Fabrics


Sewing knits (like t-shirts) is somewhat different from sewing with woven fabrics. It includes sewing seams with a 'stretch' stitch, hemming with a double needle and special care in cutting. Knit fabrics tent to curl when they are cut so we deal with that. It is so great to make your own soft knit dress or a t-shirt to match the color of your pants.


Date Tuesdays (Six Meetings) August 7, 14, 21, 28,
September 4, 11 Time 1:00-3:00

Date Thursdays (Six Meetings) August 16, 23, 30

September (6-out) 13, 20, 27 Time 6:00-8:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $80

Sewing By Hand


Yes, sewing by hand is still done. You can make anything by hand sewing the seams although usually the choice project is small, like a pieced pillow top, stuffed toy seams, English Paper Piecing, patchwork or small garments.


The wonderful thing about hand sewing is the comfort and portability of your project. Just pick up the project box and take it along. You can sew in the car (as long as you're not driving) waiting at the docs, watching the children in the park or in the comfort of your easy chair watching TV. Come and learn the details. It is FUN


Date Mondays (Three Meetings) August 6, 13, 20 Time 1:00-3:00

Date Wednesdays (Three Meetings) September 12, 19, 26 

Time 6:00-8:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 

Cost $40 less 20% for the first 3 students to register = $32

Applique: Both Hand and Machine

Applique is the art of applying a design to a base fabric and sewing it. In this class, we will learn how to prepare the design pieces and sew them by hand with invisible stitches. You will also learn to sew them on the machine using various stitches. It is wonderful what beautiful pictures can be made using this technique.


Prerequisite: Know how to operate your machine

Note: This class must have a minimum of 3 to 'make'


Date Wednesdays (Four Meetings) August 1, 8, 15, 22

Time 1:00-3:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, KY 40291 Cost $55

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Embroidery

Beginning Needlepoint

This is one of the "ladies' needlework" of past times and just as enjoyable for today's busy lifestyle. Needlepoint is similar to counted cross stitch but there are many more interesting stitches to make beautiful and sturdy fabrics. Use needlepoint to make a chair seat, a purse or tote, a rug, a wall hanging and that is just the beginning.

The design is worked on a mesh fabric using wool yarns, embroidery floss or other types of threads.


Come and try this great class


Date Fridays (Three Meetings) July 13, 20, 27

Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville,
Ky 4029 Cost $45

Intermediate Needlepoint

This class will take you to new skills and wonderful projects, all with the help of your teacher at every step. Includes finishing details, stretching the project and ways to use or mount your work. Plus, a bunch of new stitches


Date Fridays (Three Meetings) August 3, 10, 17 

Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairgrounds Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $45

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Beginning Crewel Embroidery


Crewel Embroidery is the lovely flowers and pictures that use many different stitches. This is the work that ladies did when they learned to 'embroider' and was a required skill for an accomplished lady. Today, we love to use it on purses, pictures, clothing and pillows, just to name a few. You can do it, too. At the first meeting of the beginning class, you may purchase a kit that will have everything you need for a successful start in Crewel Embroidery.


Date Saturdays (Three Meetings) July 7, 14, 21 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $45 Plus $18 Beginner Kit

Intermediate Crewel Embroidery


Now that you have the basics, it's time to make a beautiful object of your choice. There are hundreds of wonderful patterns available to choose from. Your teacher will guide you and you'll learn some new stitches.


Date Saturdays (Three Meetings) July 28, August 4, 11

Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $45

Crochet

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Beginning Crochet

The time to learn a whole new hobby is right now. You will find crochet is relaxing and satisfying. The variety of projects is unlimited. In this beginning class, you will learn how to choose yarn and hooks, basic chain stitch plus two more stitches and practice. Your instructor will help with problems and set you on a course to skill.

Are you left-handed? Come and learn from an expert.


Note: Class must have a minimum of 3 to 'make'

Intermediate & Advanced Crochet

You have mastered the basic Crochet stitches, single, half double, double, triple, increasing & decreasing. Now, you are ready to learn some exciting new stitches and patterns in the Intermediate class.


HURRY, space is limited-call Marilou at 291-5731 to register.


Note: Classes must have a minimum of 3 to 'make'

Intermediate Crochet

Date Mondays (Three Meetings) April 16, 23, 30 Time 6:00-8:00

Date Tuesdays (Three Meetings) April 17, 24, May 1 Time 10:00-12:00

Date Tuesdays (Three Meetings) May 8, 15, 22 Time 10:00-12:00

Date Tuesdays (Three Meetings) May 8, 15, 22 Time 6:00-8:00

Date Mondays (Three Meetings) June 4, 11, 18 Time 6:00-8:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $49

Advanced Crochet

Now you are ready to make something special, learn new stitches and launch a project. This class is fun and exciting.
Textbook of 63 new stitches is yours free


Date Mondays (Three Meetings) June 25, July 2, 9 Time 6:00-8:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $49

Crochet 'Critters'

These make great Christmas gifts

Now is play time! Come to this class to learn how to crochet stuffed animals, dolls or other figures. Pin cushions are fun to make. Make a doll for your favorite 'doll', a fierce snake for the toughest boy around, a pin cushion that looks like a tea cup for yourself. The possibilities are endless.


Date Mondays (Four Meetings) August 6, 12, 20, 27 Time 1:00-3:00

Date Fridays (Four Meetings) September 21, 28, October 5, 12 Time 3:30-5:30

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $55

Knitting

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Beginning Knitting


Start your knitting passion with the very basics; yarns, needles, knit and purl. Once you have mastered the basics, you are ready to make a project like a scarf. Learn how to change colors, increase and decrease. This is sooo fun!


Note: Class must have a minimum of 3 to 'make'

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Place Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291

Cost $49 + $25 supplies fee. This provides all the needles and other supplies that you will need for all skill levels

Intermediate Knitting 

You have taken the beginning knitting class or have mastered the basics on your own, now you are ready to learn to knit in the round, pick up stitches, read pattern and start a project, like a scarf or afghan. Project: A baby or lap blanket or your choice


Note: Class must have a minimum of 3 to 'make'

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Date Mondays (Four Meetings) April 9, 16, 23, (May 7 out), May 14 Time 5:30-7:30

Date Tuesdays (Four Meetings) May 1, 8, 15, 22 Time 10:00-12:00

Date Mondays (Four Meetings) June 4, 11, 18, 25 Time 5:30-7:30

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $49

 Advanced Knitting

You will learn to read your pattern, select suitable yarns and make a Lapghan. (A lap size afghan) or Socks or other project of your choice. This is your challenge. You can do it!


Date Tuesdays (Four Meetings) April 10, 17, 24, May 1 Time 5:30-7:30

Date Tuesdays (Four Meetings) June 5, 12, 19, 26 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $49

Quilting

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Beginning Quilting

In this class, you will learn all the basics of traditional quilt making, including cutting with a rotary cutter, piecing, terminology & sewing. If you have done some quilting but missed some of the basics, this class will be great for you. Absolutely no experience needed. Just come and join in. Evening and daytime classes offered.


Prerequisite: Know how to operate your machine.

Note: Class must have a minimum of 3 to 'make' 

 Advanced Knitting

Date Mondays (Six Meetings) July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13 Time 10:00-12:00

Date Wednesdays (Six Meetings) August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September 5 Time 6:00-8:00

Date Saturdays (Six Meetings) July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11 Time 10:00-12:00

Date Mondays (Six Meetings) September 10, 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15 Time 1:00-3:00

Place Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, KY 40291 Cost $80 Plus supplies

Intermediate Quilting

Keep going! You are ready to try a bit more interesting pattern; maybe Log Cabin, Stars, the French Braid in the picture to the left, or something modern, you can do it with your teacher's help.


Date Mondays (Six Meetings) August 27,
September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1 Time 10:00-12:00

Date Fridays (Six Meetings) July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10 Time 3:30-5:30

Date Thursdays (Six Meetings) September 20, 27,
October 4, 11, 18, 25 Time 1:00-3:00

Place Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $80 plus supplies

Advanced Quilting

This class is for you who want to make a quilt but the pattern seems too hard. Bring your pattern to class and your teacher will show you all the techniques you need. You will love your very own special design. How about trying Around the World, Giant Dahlia, Texas Star or whatever. You can do it!


Prerequisite: Some quilting experience, this is not a beginner class

Note: Classes must have a minimum of 3 to 'make'

Note: This class features your choice of pattern

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Date Fridays (Eight Meetings) August 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12 Time 3:30-5:30

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, KY 40291 Cost $120 plus supplies

Hand Quilting

In this beginner class, you will learn how to set up your quilt layers, mark your pattern, fit it into a frame, create even stitches, bury the knot and all about needles, thimbles and thread. You will make a hand quilted pillow top.


Date Thursdays (Three Meetings) July 26, August 2, 9 Time 10:00-12:00

Date Thursdays (Three Meetings) September 27, October 4, 11 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $45

T-Shirt Quilt

Here is the very popular memory quilt class. You bring the t-shirts and together we will make it special and unique.


Date Wednesdays (Six Meetings) July 18, 25,
August 1, 8, 15, 22 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $80

Discover Handmade 

In this beginner class, you will learn how to set up your quilt layers, mark your pattern, fit it into a frame, create even stitches, bury the knot and all about needles, thimbles and thread. You will make a hand quilted pillow top.


Date Thursdays (Three Meetings) July 26, August 2, 9 Time 10:00-12:00

Date Thursdays (Three Meetings) September 27, October 4, 11 Time 10:00-12:00

Place The Needle Arts Center 8808 Fairground Rd Louisville, Ky 40291 Cost $45