"Keeping you quilting and sew happy!"



Glastonbury Location
860-633-0721
Orange Location
203-878-1654
Southington Location
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


You've heard of the ten (or fifteen) minute runner; learn tips and shortcuts for mass production.

Cost: $ 20.00
You've heard of the ten (or fifteen) minute runner; learn tips and shortcuts for mass production.

Cost: $ 20.00
Start here! Welcome to the world of quilt making with "Just Can't Cut It" by All Washed Up Quilts.

Cost: $ 135.00
Continue learning about your machine and its useful features!

Cost: $ 20.00
Continue learning about your machine and its useful features!

Cost: $ 20.00
THE KENYAN HEALTH CARE INITIATIVE brings Days FOR GIRLS TO CLOSE TO HOME

Cost: $ FREE
Get schooled on proper sewing techniques at Bernina Academy.

Cost: $ 119.00
Machine quilting is an adventure to enjoy! Learn from the best!

Cost: $ 55.00
Machine quilting is an adventure to enjoy! Learn from the best!

Cost: $ 55.00
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: $ FREE
2017 brings us to our 16th Sampler Quilt and some of you have been in on it for all those years!

Cost: $ 10.00
2017 bring us to our 16th Sampler Quilt and some of you have been in it for all those years!

Cost: $ 10.00
Friday night sewing parties = Great fun, serious snacking and sewing. Bring a current project to work on.

Cost: $ 10.00
Learn various techniques from French seams to dimensional embroidery and more.

Cost: $ 129.00
Take some time to finish your long-term projects or treat yourself to a new one with lots of stitches.

Cost: $ 20.00
An Advent "Calendar" with pockets for countdown treats is a fun project for any quilter!

Cost: $ 40.00
An Advent "Calendar" with pockets for countdown treats is a fun project for any quilter!

Cost: $ 40.00
Make this Charming bag completely on the Serger.

Cost: $ 75.00
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
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
Make monogrammed cork luggage tags, stitched in your embroidery hoop!

Cost: $ 25.00
Make monogrammed cork luggage tags, stitched in your embroidery hoop!

Cost: $ 25.00
The Sew Fest for a cause you don't want to miss!!

Cost: $ FREE
A twelve-month program designed to use different sewing machine techniques and accessories each month.

Cost: $ 150.00
A 12 month program designed to use different sewing machine techniques and accessories each month.

Cost: $ 150.00
This wall hanging, "A Little Bit Shorter Tall Tree" by Cindi Edgerton could be festive for holiday time or just a great looking green tree hanging for all year!

Cost: $ 40.00
This wall hanging, "A Little Bit Shorter Tall Tree" by Cindi Edgerton could be festive for holiday time or just a great looking green tree hanging for all year!

Cost: $ 40.00
Designed by Cheryl Wittmayer for Sew Be It, this quilt is appealing in any color.

Cost: $ 75.00
Designed by Cheryl Wittmayer for Sew Be It, this quilt is appealing in any color.

Cost: $ 75.00
The fall colors and easy patchwork techniques make this runner perfect for beginning quilters.

Cost: $ 40.00
The fall colors and easy patchwork techniques make this runner perfect for beginning quilters.

Cost: $ 40.00
This beautiful tree skirt is much easier than you might imagine & you can make 2 at the same time for less than double the effort.

Cost: $ 60.00
The seasonal wall hanging features the embroidery and IQ Designer functions of the remarkable Baby Lock Destiny II. Techniques include using the Stamp Fill as the background quilting, adding an embroidery design with precise positioning & lettering.

Cost: $ 60.00
Quilting is fun, easy, creative and relaxing. This class teaches everything you need to know for a successful first time quilting experience.

Cost: $ 95.00
This Versatile tote is as fun to make as its name implies.

Cost: $ 40.00
Join us for a Sew-A-Thon in support of Days for Girls, a non-profit organization which provides sustainable feminine hygiene kits for girls in Kenya. Due to social and economic restrictions adolescent girls in Kenya can miss up to 20% of school days each year because they do not have access to sanitary products. Representatives from Days for Girls & CtH will teach sewing and serging techniques to make shields, liners and drawstring bags.

Cost: $ FREE
Learn how to conquer even the most difficult fabrics!

Cost: $ 119.00
Conquer your fear of curved piecing. Make this gorgeous throw-sized quilt using the Accuquilt Go! Cutter Machines & Dies.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn various techniques from French seams to dimensional embroidery and more.

Cost: $ 129.00
Make this Charming bag completely on the Serger. It features zipper insertion, cover-stitching, bias binding and the exclusive Baby Lock Wave stitch.

Cost: $ 75.00
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: $ 150.00
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
A 12 month program designed to use different sewing machine techniques & accessories each month. Combine these techniques with machine applique or machine embroidery to complete a seasonal towel in each class

Cost: $ 150.00
A 12 month program designed to use different sewing machine techniques & accessories each month. Combine these techniques with machine applique or machine embroidery to complete a seasonal towel in each class.

Cost: $ 150.00
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
Sampler is an easy, low commitment way to learn new quilting techniques. Pay just $10 to start, and come once a month for an hour-long demo class at your choice of four dates & time slots.

Cost: $ 10.00
Join us to make a new block every month in a traditional, New England- style color scheme which will be revealed at the first meeting.

Cost: $ 10.00
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

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
Join us for this great 12-month "Block of the Month". It's a beautiful, appliqued quilt that "feetures" different presser feet and attachments each month. Every month you will receive a pattern and a two hour class that will start with a demonstration and end with a "hands-on" session. Store staff will help you pick out your fabrics so you can personalize and complete your quilt. Fee includes full size patterns and directions for 12 blocks, plus monthly classes. - Meets 1st Wednesday of the month.

Cost: $ 120.00
Join us for this great 12-month "Block of the Month". It's a beautiful, appliqued quilt that "feetures" different presser feet and attachments each month. Every month you will receive a pattern and a two hour class that will start with a demonstration and end with a "hands on" session. Store staff will help you pick out your fabrics so you can personalize and complete your quilt. Fee includes full size patterns and directions for 12 blocks, plus monthly classes.

Cost: $ 120.00
Let's have fun learning how to make blocks using your Accuquilt Mix & Match Go Qubes. Classes will be held monthly on the last Thursday of the month. Each month we will make a different block. For this first month, we will be making the X Block. You can use any size Mix & Match Go Qube to make this block. The instructions will be the same, but the finished size will match the size of the Qube that you are using.

Cost: $ 15.00
Let's have fun learning how to make blocks using your Accuquilt Mix & Match Go Qubes. Classes will be held monthly on the last Thursday of the month. Each month we will make a different block. For this first month, we will be making the X Block. You can use any size Mix & Match Go Qube to make this block. The instructions will be the same, but the finished size will match the size of the Qube that you are using.

Cost: $ 15.00
Create these beautiful freestanding bookmarks entirely "in-the-hoop" by following a very simple step-by-step process! This Anita Goodesign CD features embroidered quotes and imagery from some popular novels!

Cost: $ 35.00
Come to class and learn Eileen Wright's techniques. Use the efficiency of strip piecing to make truly mesmerizing modern designs. You'll create strip sets, slice and dice them, and arrange the values into your table runner design. This class will lead you into the beautiful world of "Bargello" quilting designs.

Cost: $ 60.00
Come to class and learn Eileen Wright's techniques. Use the efficiency of strip piecing to make truly mesmerizing modern designs. You'll create strip sets, slice and dice them, and arrange the values into your table runner design. This class will lead you into the beautiful world of "Bargello" quilting designs.

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 make this beautiful variation of a Dresden Plate quilt. It is approximately 76" x 76". In the first class, we will learn how to make the double Dresden plate quilt blocks. In the second class we will learn how to make a scalloped edge border.

Cost: $ 60.00
Monthly Projects incorporate new techniques to enhance your sewing ability

Cost: $ 20.00
Monthly Projects incorporate new techniques to enhance your sewing ability

Cost: $ 20.00
Monthly Projects incorporate new techniques to enhance your sewing ability

Cost: $ 20.00
Get schooled on proper sewing techniques at Bernina Academy.

Cost: $ 119.00
Are you tired of your same old straight quilting? If you want to become more comfortable and more proficient at Free Motion Quilting this is the class for you. We will start with an easy meandering stitch and build your skill level from there.

Cost: $ 50.00
Are you tired of your same old straight quilting? If you want to become more comfortable and more proficient at Free Motion Quilting this is the class for you. We will start with an easy meandering stitch and build your skill level from there.

Cost: $ 50.00
Have the Hex N/ More Ruler and don't know what else to use it for? This class is perfect for you! Whether you are new to Jaybird Quilt patterns or a veteran, this pattern is a new fun way to use hexagons and triangles and play with color!

Cost: $ 65.00
Learn various techniques from French seams to dimensional embroidery and more.

Cost: $ 129.00
Ready to mix it up? Grab that Jelly Roll you've had your eye on and let's make Jambalaya! You can't go wrong with this pattern you get to be colorful and work with hexagons without a Y seam. Spend the day with us and your fellow sewers to stay motivated while using a new pattern and sew, sew, sew!

Cost: $ 60.00
Make this Charming bag completely on the Serger.

Cost: $ 75.00
Come join us to make this fun bag using a "Cut Loose Press" pattern design. Lots of room for all your classroom needs or, use for an emergency diaper bag!

Cost: $ 40.00
Come join us to make this fun bag using a "Cut Loose Press" pattern design. Lots of room for all your classroom needs or, use for an emergency diaper bag!

Cost: $ 40.00
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 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 Close to Home. Learn to master your sewing machine.

Cost: $ 250.00
FREE if you bought your machine from Close to Home. Learn to master your sewing machine.

Cost: $ 250.00
Are you just finishing up the "Ruler Work" class? Or, do you have a stash of finished blocks...Learn how to turn all of those finished blocks into a gorgeous quilt using the Quilt as You Go Method. All you need is at least six (6) blocks that have been backed and quilted. In class, we will trim the blocks and join them together with sashing. Both the front and back will be finished using this method. If you wish to include borders, you can do so by using cornerstones. (See the class sample for an example) Add binding and you will have a finished quilt or wall hanging!

Cost: $ 30.00
Are you just finishing up the "Ruler Work" class? Or, do you have a stash of finished blocks...Learn how to turn all of those finished blocks into a gorgeous quilt using the Quilt as You Go Method. All you need is at least six (6) blocks that have been backed and quilted. In class, we will trim the blocks and join them together with sashing. Both the front and back will be finished using this method. If you wish to include borders, you can do so by using cornerstones. (See the class sample for an example) Add binding and you will have a finished quilt or wall hanging!

Cost: $ 30.00
Make a statement with this scrappy quilt! Squares, made of triangles, make a quilt. It's simple. This pattern is scrap and strip friendly!

Cost: $ 50.00
Make a statement with this scrappy quilt! Squares, made of triangles, make a quilt. It's simple. This pattern is scrap and strip friendly!

Cost: $ 50.00
The seasonal wall hanging features the embroidery and IQ Designer functions of the remarkable Baby Lock Destiny II.

Cost: $ 60.00
Get schooled on proper sewing techniques at Bernina Academy.

Cost: $ 119.00
Learn various techniques from French seams to dimensional embroidery and more.

Cost: $ 129.00
Make this Charming bag completely on the Serger.

Cost: $ 75.00
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