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


Love novelty fabric? We have the perfect use for those fabrics with a bag from Poor House Quilt Designs! Lots of pockets and room for creativity.

Cost: $ 40.00
Love novelty fabric? We have the perfect use for those fabrics with a bag from Poor House Quilt Designs! Lots of pockets and room for creativity.

Cost: $ 40.00
Perfect for beginners and those wanting a little help making a quilt with sewing machine techniques!

Cost: $ 45.00
Perfect for beginners and those wanting a little help making a quilt with sewing machine techniques!

Cost: $ 45.00
Make fabulous potholders in your choice of sizes. The delightful motifs are reminiscent of "Zentangle" designs!

Cost: $ 35.00
Make fabulous potholders in your choice of sizes. The delightful motifs are reminiscent of "Zentangle" designs!

Cost: $ 35.00
Continue learning about your machine and its useful features!

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

Cost: $ 20.00
It's time to start using your embroidery machine more often and in new ways.

Cost: $ 20.00
It's time to start using your embroidery machine more often and in new ways.

Cost: $ 20.00
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!

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

Cost: $ 10.00
Get inspired for the holidays!

Cost: $ FREE
Learn great tips and techniques on the Designer Epic Sewing and Embroidery machine, as you upcycle an old pair of jeans into something new and fabulous!

Cost: $ 49.00
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: $ 250.00
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: $ 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
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
A 12 month program designed to use different sewing machine techniques and accessories each month.

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

Cost: $ 150.00
Lecture/Demonstration - Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. We will break for lunch; and then - Free motion quilting with "rulers" and Donelle McAdams, Westalee Educator. No free motion quilting experience needed. Learn to set your machine up, attach the ruler foot and work with the Westalee rulers including the basics, Feathers and Curly Q's. This is an activity class; you will not be making a project.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. **Sign up for this class if you want to attend the "Trunk Show, Lecture & Demonstration Only" or sign up for the "Ruler Work! Full Day" class if you would like to attend the demonstration and also bring your machine to experience "hands-on" practice with these amazing rulers!

Cost: $ 30.00
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an embroidery expert! Take home 6 premium blanks to embroider!

Cost: $ 149.00
Learn great tips and techniques on the Designer Epic Sewing and embroidery machine, as you upcycle and old pair of jeans into something new and fabulous!

Cost: $ 49.00
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
Swirls of color dance across the surface of this easy quilt. Select a wide variety of fabrics or use odds & ends from your stash. This quilt looks magnificent done up in a collection of "like" fabrics.

Cost: $ 40.00
Lecture/Demonstration - Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. We will break for lunch; and then - Free motion quilting with "rulers" and Donelle McAdams, Westalee Educator. No free motion quilting experience needed. Learn to set your machine up, attach the ruler foot and work with the Westalee rulers including the basics, Feathers and Curly Q's. This is an activity class; you will not be making a project.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. **Sign up for this class if you want to attend the "Trunk Show, Lecture & Demonstration Only" or sign up for the "Ruler Work! Full Day" class if you would like to attend the demonstration and also bring your machine to experience "hands-on" practice with these amazing rulers!

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Learn to - tile scene. Make a beautiful design using four tiles!

Cost: $ 35.00
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
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
Fun, easy projects to help you get the most from your embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
Fun, easy projects to help you get the most from your embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
Close To Home will make the classroom available for your sewing enjoyment. Bring your project, friends, and a lunch.

Cost: $ 5.00
Southington Location Has A New Venue! Class will be held at The Farmington Club, 162 Town Farm Road, Farmington, CT 06032 Just 8.6 miles (19 minutes) North of our current store location. -- Lecture/Demonstration - Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. We will break for lunch; and then - Free motion quilting with "rulers" and Donelle McAdams, Westalee Educator. No free motion quilting experience needed. Learn to set your machine up, attach the ruler foot and work with the Westalee rulers including the basics, Feathers and Curly Q's. This is an activity class; you will not be making a project.

Cost: $ 75.00
Southington Location Has A New Venue! Class will be held at The Farmington Club, 162 Town Farm Road, Farmington, CT 06032 Just 8.6 miles (19 minutes) North of our current store location. -- Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. **Sign up for this class if you want to attend the "Demonstration Only" or sign up for the "Ruler Work! Full Day" class if you would like to attend the demonstration and also bring your machine to experience "hands-on" practice with these amazing rulers!

Cost: $ 30.00
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an embroidery expert! Take home 6 premium blanks to embroider!

Cost: $ 149.00
Learn great tips and techniques on the Designer Epic Sewing and embroidery machine, as you upcycle and old pair of jeans into something new and fabulous!

Cost: $ 49.00
Roy by Row is back! Check out the reveal of the theme for this year!

Lecture/Demonstration - Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. We will break for lunch; and then - Free motion quilting with "rulers" and Donelle McAdams, Westalee Educator. No free motion quilting experience needed. Learn to set your machine up, attach the ruler foot and work with the Westalee rulers including the basics, Feathers and Curly Q's. This is an activity class; you will not be making a project.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn about Ruler Work with your sewing machine: that means free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" and a unique presser foot. This will feature the Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler Feet. **Sign up for this class if you want to attend the "Trunk Show, Lecture & Demonstration Only" or sign up for the "Ruler Work! Full Day" class if you would like to attend the demonstration and also bring your machine to experience "hands-on" practice with these amazing rulers!

Cost: $ 30.00
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