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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
Events are one of our specialties either on site or off the premises at comfortable up to date, easily accessible settings.  We collaborate with our vendors providing various training's and programs all about education and fun, using serger's, sewing and quilting machines, embroidery, long arms, multi-needles, Anita Goodesign Parties, How to start your own embroidery business and more!

Classes


Mini Mosaic Quilts require very little to create and are so much fun! All you need is a pattern, lots of batik fabric scraps, sharp scissors, tweezers, sticky stabilizer, painter's tape, foam core as a work surface, and patience. Sewing is only required to complete the project. Finished size is 11" x 14".

Cost: $ 40.00
Perfect project for any quilter! Beginners will have certain success and experienced quilters will enjoy this innovative relaxed method. Warning this quilt is contagious!

Cost: $ 50.00
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
Spend the day learning free motion patterns and techniques to make machine quilting a pleasure and fun for you.

Cost: $ 55.00
Did you know you can enhance any design using crayons? Come explore this technique while making a cute cactus garden. Use our pattern as a guide or come up with your own if you don't like our pattern. Let your imagination run wild! After coloring your design, use your machine stitches or hand embroidery to bring it to life.

Cost: $ 35.00
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: $ 150.00
Do you have Floriani Total Control U software? Have questions? Need help? Want to get the most from your software? Melissa will show you how fun and rewarding editing and digitizing embroidery designs can be.

Cost: $ 25.00
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.

Cost: $ 125.00
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. In February we will making this adorable project bag.

Cost: $ 20.00
Bring in those half-finished projects sitting in your closet collecting dust and work on them. Get those Projects Half Done FINISHED once and for all while working alongside your fellow sewists who have them too! We are available to assist with those tough spots you can't get through.

Cost: $ 10.00
Come on in for a fun relaxing evening of 5 hours of uninterrupted sewing! Bring your machine, projects, dinner and a snack/desert to share.

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
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
Grab your Jelly Rolls & Batting Strips & stitch up a fun, versatile Tuffet. Saturday 2/8/20 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AND Saturday 2/22/20 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: $ 60.00
Make a Table Runner or Lap Quilt using the Accuquilt Go! Cutter machines & special edition Arkansas Traveler Die. Saturday 2/15/20 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: $ 40.00
Quilting is fun, easy, creative and relaxing. This class teaches everything you need to know for a successful first time quilting experience. Sundays 2/9/20, 2/16/20, 2/23/20, 3/1/20, 3/8/20 & 3/22/20 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $ 95.00
Learn how fun & easy it is to create your own customized "In The Hoop" embroidery project using Baby Lock's newest software, Palette 11. Saturdays 1/25/20 & 2/1/20 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cost: $ 50.00
Join us to support Days for Girls, a non-profit organization which provides sustainable feminine hygiene kits for girls in Kenya. Tuesdays 1/21/20, 2/4/20 & 2/18/20 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost: $ FREE
Enjoy a sense of adventure as we work together to take free motion quilting beyond the basics. Sundays 1/12/20 & 1/26/20 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cost: $ 80.00
Let's turn those tops into quilts! Expand your quilting abilities by finishing your quilts on a long arm. Thursday 2/27/20 11:00 am - 1:00

Cost: $ 30.00
Let's turn those tops into quilts! Expand your quilting abilities by finishing your quilts on a long arm. Thursday 2/27/20 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $ 30.00
Maximize your investment. Learn everything you'll need to know for successful embroidery on your new machine. Thursdays 2/6/20 & 2/13/20 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $ 200.00
Maximize your investment. Learn everything you'll need to know for successful embroidery on your new machine. Thursdays 2/6/20 & 2/13/20 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $ 200.00
Learn to love your new Serger! We'll guide you through its functions & features. Thursdays 3/12/20 & 3/19/20 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $ 200.00
Come join the fun! Modern Sampler follows the same "rules" and format of Traditional Sampler... with a twist!

Cost: $ 10.00
Bring your current project(s), machine, tools, something for lunch or snack. Drop in any time or stay all day! Wednesdays- 1/29/20, 2/19/20, 3/25/20 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $ 5.00
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) Saturdays 3/7/20 & 3/14/20 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Cost: $ 170.00
Make a gorgeous table runner while learning to use the new features of the upgrade for the Babylock Solaris or Brother Luminaire machines. Tuesdays 3/3/20 & 3/10/20 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Cost: $ 60.00
Sampler is an easy, low commitment way to learn new quilting techniques.

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 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
Sign up now!! 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
We had so much fun last year that we are going to yet again continue our Go! Qube Block Party for another year! Starting in February we will be making the GO! Morning Star Contemporary Quilt. This is a very striking two-color quilt using one of Accuquilt's newest dies. The finished size is 53" x 53".

Cost: $ 15.00
We had so much fun last year that we are going to yet again continue our Go! Qube Block Party for another year! Starting in February we will be making the GO! Morning Star Contemporary Quilt. This is a very striking two-color quilt using one of Accuquilt's newest dies. The finished size is 53" x 53".

Cost: $ 15.00
Join us in our continuing journey celebrating the season of the year with this summer themed quilt. Hone your applique skills with this beautiful seasonal quilt, which you will finish and be able to enjoy next summer!

Cost: $ 100.00
Join us in our continuing journey celebrating the season of the year with this summer themed quilt. Hone your applique skills with this beautiful seasonal quilt, which you will finish and be able to enjoy next summer!

Cost: $ 100.00
This quilt was a joy to make. I started with 2 1/2" strips, let go of planning the position of each piece and really enjoyed random piecing. Working with a large variety of fabrics is such fun and those fabrics are the key to this quilt's appeal. Quilt size 57" x 51".

Cost: $ 60.00
This quilt was a joy to make. I started with 2 1/2" strips, let go of planning the position of each piece and really enjoyed random piecing. Working with a large variety of fabrics is such fun and those fabrics are the key to this quilt's appeal. Quilt size 57" x 51".

Cost: $ 60.00
Back by popular demand!! 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: $ 50.00
Sturdy cases in two sizes store and carry pens and pencils, sewing tools, knitting supplies, and more. When open, the cases convert into desktop stands by folding down their tops, allowing easier access and visibility of contents without sacrificing stability. Mesh pockets on the inside help organize supplies. Each case zips shut for safe and secure storage. The outside of either case may be embellished with an optional ribbon border.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
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

Calendar


Modern Batik Sampler 2020 - Orange

Come join the fun! Modern Sampler follows the same "rules" and format of Traditional Sampler... with a twist!

* NEW Friday & Saturday Sampler - Starting January - Glastonbury, Friday: 1/24, 5:00pm-5:45pm OR Saturday 1/25, 9:30am-10:15am

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.

Dresden Neighborhood - Glastonbury - Saturday, January 25, 2020 - SOLD OUT - WAITING LIST ONLY

Come make this whimsical neighborhood made from a traditional Dresden plate. (Mini quilt) 24x24

Jan 25
Ruler Work! 101 Part A & B -Southington- Saturday, January 25, 2020 and Saturday, February 8, 2020 -- 11am-5pm
Jan 25
Create an Embroidery Project - Palette 11 - Orange
Jan 26
Free Motion Quilting Beyond the Basics - Orange

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