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Glastonbury Location
Store Hours

860-633-0721
Orange Location
Store Hours

203-878-1654
Southington Location
Store Hours

860-793-6639
We offer a variety of different and unique classes that range in levels from entry level sewing all the way up to those who have been sewing for years. Below is a list of the upcoming scheduled classes with many more on its way.

Classes


Pay $10 for the first kit and get the rest free if you: complete your block, arrive on time, and stay for the presentation. Learn lots of patchwork pointers, get acquainted with the latest quilting tools, meet wonderful people, and make a special quilt. Come check out what the new year will bring.

Cost: $ 10.00
It has been revealed! Join Marsha on a quilting adventure one block at a time. Pay $10 for the first kit and get the rest free if you: complete your block, arrive on time, and stay for the presentation. Learn lots of patchwork pointers, get acquainted with the latest quilting tools, meet wonderful people, and make a special quilt.

Cost: $ 10.00
Shop Hop is back! Shop Hop Passports will be available for purchase starting June 1st. Get your 2019 Passport by August 31st and be eligible to win a $150 gift certificate from the participating shop where you registered. Join the fun!! Each passport is $10, and is good at all 12 participating stores.

Cost: $ 10.00
Get ready. It's that time of year. It's time to head back to University. But don't worry. This university is fun. That's right. It's time for Anita's University! Yay!! This is a 2-day event, where we'll explore all kinds of embroidery techniques. Lunch, materials & use of our machines is included.

Cost: $ 99.00
Beat the heat and come in and stitch this cute and easy quilt by Donna Roberston. You will select fabric, rotary cut, piece, add borders, machine quilt, and bind.

Cost: $ 85.00
This club meets monthly. Monthly meetings and a holiday gathering. 1 year free with purchase of your new sewing machine at Close To Home. All machine sewers are welcome. Continue learning about your machine and using features. July's project is the Hot Stuff Trivet/Pot Holder.

Cost: $ 20.00
This club meets monthly. Monthly meetings and a holiday gathering. 1 year free with purchase of your new sewing machine at Close To Home. All machine sewers are welcome. Continue learning about your machine and using features. July's project is the Hot Stuff Trivet/Pot Holder.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn new embroidery techniques with this monthly class. July's class will be software related. We'll learn how to work with and transfer embroidery files between media formats.

Cost: $ 20.00
Do you own the Floriani embroidery software and are looking to get the most out of it? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 49.95
Are you interested in the Floriani embroidery software and thinking about purchasing it? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 69.95
Need help with stabilizers? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 49.95
Friday night sewing parties = Great fun, serious snacking and sewing. Bring a sewing machine, lots of projects and dinner. Space is limited, sign up early.

Cost: $ 10.00
Learn to use our longarm machine. You will then be certified to rent our longarm to quilt your own quilts!

Cost: $ 30.00
Rent our long arm. Free is based on the size of your quilt rather than time.

Learn what creates beautiful embroidery: proper hooping, correct stabilizers, needles, bobbin and embroidery threads, digitized designs, software options and more. It's free if you purchased your machine at Close to Home, other inquiries are welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
Learn what creates beautiful embroidery: proper hooping, correct stabilizers, needles, bobbin and embroidery threads, digitized designs, software options and more. It's free if you purchased your machine at Close to Home, other inquiries are welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
FREE if you bought your machine from Close to Home. Learn to master your sewing machine. Stitching, threads, and operation of your sewing machine. You WILL learn something here.

Cost: $ 250.00
FREE if you bought your machine from Close to Home. Learn to master your sewing machine. Stitching, threads, and operation of your sewing machine. You WILL learn something here.

Cost: $ 250.00
Shop Hop is back! Shop Hop Passports will be available for purchase starting June 1st. Featuring Dragonfly Fiberart patterns by Sue Michaels! Get your 2019 Passport by August 31st and be eligible to win a $150 gift certificate from the participating shop where you registered. Join the fun!! Each passport is $10, and is good at all 12 participating stores.

Cost: $ 10.00
Grab your Jelly Rolls & Batting Strips & stitch up a fun, versatile Tuffet.

Cost: $ 60.00
Get ready. It's that time of year. It's time to head back to University. But don't worry. This university is fun. That's right. It's time for Anita's University! Yay!! This is a 2-day event, where we'll explore all kinds of embroidery techniques. Lunch, materials & use of our machines is included.

Cost: $ 99.00
This Versatile tote is as fun to make as its name implies.

Cost: $ 40.00
Aka "The Flanket" Few things beat the cozy warmth of a flannel quilt on a cold evening.

Cost: $ 40.00
The Ebony & Ivory Sampler features Kim Deihl's Ebony & Onyx black fabrics, paired with creamy Ivory colored fabric from a variety of manufacturers. By choosing their own "background" participants can customize the look of their finished quilts.

Cost: $ 10.00
Do you own the Floriani embroidery software and are looking to get the most out of it? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 49.95
Are you interested in the Floriani embroidery software and thinking about purchasing it? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 69.95
Need help with stabilizers? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 49.95
Enjoy a sense of adventure as we work together to take free motion quilting beyond the basics.

Cost: $ 80.00
Lori Kennedy said "A quilt top will never become a quilt without overcoming the fear..."

Cost: $ 45.00
Make a set of matching kitchen accessories in the hoop of your embroidery machine!

Cost: $ 20.00
Premier Plus Ultra 2 is a powerful embroidery editing & digitizing software that is fun & easy to use.

Cost: $ 40.00
Maximize your investment. Learn everything you'll need to know for successful embroidery on your new machine.

Cost: $ 200.00
Maximize your investment. Learn everything you'll need to know for successful embroidery on your new machine.

Cost: $ 200.00
Learn to love your new Serger! We'll guide you through its functions & features.

Cost: $ 200.00
Hands-on "How To" for new owners. Explore the functions of your new sewing machine & learn the tips & tricks from our trained staff.

Cost: $ 250.00
Hands-on "how to" for new owners. Explore the functions of your new sewing machine & learn the tips & tricks from our trained staff.

Cost: $ 250.00
Make this roomy carry-all tote in just 1 afternoon! Start with a Jelly Roll or use your scraps, everyone will want one!

Cost: $ 40.00
The theme of the 2019 Modern Sample is "Spring into Sampler"

Cost: $ 10.00
Bring your current project(s), machine, tools, something for lunch or snack. It's like an old fashioned "bee" with quilters who are willing to share their experience, ideas, opinions and friendship. Drop in any time or stay all day.

Cost: $ 5.00
Cute, quick & easy quilt to whip up in an afternoon.

Cost: $ 40.00
Two part advanced class that builds upon the skills learned in the "Intro to Ruler Work" class. (Intro to Ruler Work is a pre-requisite)

Cost: $ 170.00
TempLee is a technique using your Westalee Ruler Templates in a unique new way.

Cost: $ 145.00
Sign up now!! Janet will be creating her blocks in a progressive style. Each month will be a new technique. We feel this sampler is open to all levels, so each month will be a little more challenging than the last. Here"s how it works: At the scheduled times indicated we'll introduce that month's block and give a short demo of a technique or tool that can be used to make the block. At the first session you attend, purchase a kit for $10. It will contain the pattern and the fabric for the 12" block. Make the block at home and bring it to the following month's session where you'll get your next kit free! If you do not have the block completed, you can purchase that month's kit for $10. You must be present to receive your FREE KIT! - Meets 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:15 am-10:00 am, also the Friday before at 9:15 am-10:00 am, and the Thursday night before that at 6:15 pm-7:00 pm

Cost: $ 10.00
Perfect for beginners. Here's how it works: At the scheduled times indicated we'll introduce that month's block and give a short demo of a technique or tool that can be used to make the block. At the first session you attend, purchase a kit for $10. It will contain the pattern and the fabric for the 12" block. Make the block at home and bring it to the following month's session where you'll get your next kit free! If you do not have the block completed, you can purchase that month's kit for $10. You must be present to receive your FREE KIT! Meets 3rd Saturday of the month.

Cost: $ 10.00
Shop Hop is back! Shop Hop Passports will be available for purchase starting June 1st. Featuring Dragonfly Fiberart patterns by Sue Michaels! Get your 2019 Passport by August 31st and be eligible to win a $150 gift certificate from the participating shop where you registered. Join the fun!! Each passport is $10, and is good at all 12 participating stores.

Cost: $ 10.00
We had so much fun last year that we are going to continue our Go! Qube Block Party for another year! Toward the end of last year, we introduced using machine embroidery applique designs in addition to cutting the shapes on the Accuquilt dies. This was very popular with many of our class members. So, this year, we are going to offer you the choice of doing either patchwork or applique blocks each month. The applique blocks can be finished using an embroidery design (from the Accuquilt website) or using your regular sewing machine and your choice of a blanket stitch, satin stich, zig-zag or any other decorative stitch of your choice.

Cost: $ 15.00
We had so much fun last year that we are going to continue our Go! Qube Block Party for another year! Toward the end of last year, we introduced using machine embroidery applique designs in addition to cutting the shapes on the Accuquilt dies. This was very popular with many of our class members. So, this year, we are going to offer you the choice of doing either patchwork or applique blocks each month. The applique blocks can be finished using an embroidery design (from the Accuquilt website) or using your regular sewing machine and your choice of a blanket stitch, satin stich, zig-zag or any other decorative stitch of your choice.

Cost: $ 15.00
Get ready. It's that time of year. It's time to head back to University. But don't worry. This university is fun. That's right. It's time for Anita's University! Yay!! This is a 2-day event, where we'll explore all kinds of embroidery techniques. Lunch, materials & use of our machines is included.

Cost: $ 99.00
A simple Bargello technique produces a spectacular wall hanging using the very minimum amount of fabrics. Batiks and small prints work best.

Cost: $ 60.00
Start here! Welcome to the world of quilt making with pinwheels, sashing, cornerstones, inner borders and more. Learn to rotary cut, strip piece, add borders, machine quilt and bind as you construct this fun and quick pattern. A fascinating new world is waiting for you! Ask about attending a class or two to perfect your technique: quilting or binding.

Cost: $ 85.00
Start here! Welcome to the world of quilt making with pinwheels, sashing, cornerstones, inner borders and more. Learn to rotary cut, strip piece, add borders, machine quilt and bind as you construct this fun and quick pattern. A fascinating new world is waiting for you! Ask about attending a class or two to perfect your technique: quilting or binding.

Cost: $ 85.00
Learn how to scan an embroidery pattern and separate into individual cut pieces; how to cut quilting shapes; work with quilting shapes; scanning and welding letters...and much, much more! Get the most out of your Scan 'n' Cut machine!

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn how to scan an embroidery pattern and separate into individual cut pieces; how to cut quilting shapes; work with quilting shapes; scanning and welding letters...and much, much more! Get the most out of your Scan 'n' Cut machine!

Cost: $ 20.00
Join us in our continuing journey celebrating the season of the year with this autumn themed quilt.

Cost: $ 100.00
Join us in our continuing journey celebrating the season of the year with this autumn themed quilt.

Cost: $ 100.00
Do the quilting on your embroidery machine! Do you have piles of unquilted tops at home just waiting to be finished? This is a fantastic way of getting them done. In this class you will learn how to use your embroidery machine to create beautiful "edge to edge" quilting. You will have all your tops made into quilts in no time! There are 10 designs in three sizes provided with the Amelie Scott Designs book and she has Expansion Packs with many more.

Cost: $ 60.00
Do you own the Floriani embroidery software and are looking to get the most out of it? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 49.95
Are you interested in the Floriani embroidery software and thinking about purchasing it? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 69.95
Need help with stabilizers? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 49.95
FREE if you bought your machine from us Learn to master your embroidery machine. Hooping, stabilizing, position patterns, and more. We will make you more comfortable on your embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 150.00
FREE if you bought your machine from us Learn to master your embroidery machine. Hooping, stabilizing, position patterns, and more. We will make you more comfortable on your embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 150.00
FREE if you bought your machine from us Learn to love your new Serger! We will guide you through its functions and features.

Cost: $ 150.00
Close To Home will make the classroom available for your sewing enjoyment. Bring your project, friends, and a lunch.

Cost: $ 5.00
If you love the look of elegant quilted feathers, this class is for you! Westalee rulers make it easy to achieve perfect results. Ruler Work! INTRO is a pre-requisite for this class. Space is limited to 10 participants. So, sign up now!

Cost: $ 60.00
You will create wonderful Kaleidoscope designs where identical layers of one fabric are stacked according to the repeat of the pattern. Each set of 8 identical pieces from the stack will create a different pattern. The kaleidoscope effects occur spontaneously, thanks to the ingeniously simple 'Stack-n-Whack' cutting technique.

Cost: $ 70.00
Shop Hop is back! Shop Hop Passports will be available for purchase starting June 1st. Get your 2019 Passport by August 31st and be eligible to win a $150 gift certificate from the participating shop where you registered. Join the fun!! Each passport is $10, and is good at all 12 participating stores.

Cost: $ 10.00
Get ready. It's that time of year. It's time to head back to University. But don't worry. This university is fun. That's right. It's time for Anita's University! Yay!! This is a 2-day event, where we'll explore all kinds of embroidery techniques. Lunch, materials & use of our machines is included.

Cost: $ 99.00
Do you own the Floriani embroidery software and are looking to get the most out of it? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 49.95
Are you interested in the Floriani embroidery software and thinking about purchasing it? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 69.95
Need help with stabilizers? Then this class is for you.

Cost: $ 49.95
277 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT
860-633-0721
196 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT
203-878-1654
995 Queen St
Southington, CT
860-793-6639