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The Close to Home family enjoys hosting special events! These can be in one of our stores or at a specially selected, easy to access facility. We collaborate with our vendors to provide programs all about education and fun. Further your skills with sergers, sewing, quilting, embroidery, long arm quilting, multi needle machines, Anita Goodesign Parties, and more. Watch for these opportunities. You are sure to meet great people, have a great time and learn so much! Also look for us at area expo's and quilt shows.

Event Calendar


Apr 27
Sip n Serge - Event

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. Friday: 3/29, 4/26 5:00pm-5:45pm. Saturday: 3/30, 4/27 9:30am-10:15am

Cost: $ 10.00
Join Cheryl for the Falling For You Mid-Year Sampler Quilt! Friday's: 4/12 & 5/10 from 5:00pm-5:45pm. Saturday's: 4/13 & 5/11 at 9:30am-10:15am

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.

Cost: $ 125.00
More info to follow, but we wanted to present this awesome Mesh Beach Bag that we'll be making in our May & June class.

Cost: $ 20.00
More info to follow, but we wanted to present this awesome Mesh Beach Bag that we'll be making in our May & June class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn new embroidery techniques with this monthly class. In April we will explore cutwork technique. The finished project is a cutwork towel.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn new embroidery techniques with this monthly class. In April we will explore cutwork technique. The finished project is a cutwork towel.

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
Roll baby roll! 42 strips of fabric, 50 yards of strip batting, a large spool of thread and a whole lot of fun. Join us as we make the fabulous Jelly Roll Rug.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
This bag is Mondo*... you can pack for a whole weekend, it's also Mondo*...Cool, and Mondo*...easy to make using printed fusible interfacing from Quiltsmart. *Big, Extremely

Cost: $ 40.00
This bag is Mondo*... you can pack for a whole weekend, it's also Mondo*...Cool, and Mondo*...easy to make using printed fusible interfacing from Quiltsmart. *Big, Extremely

Cost: $ 40.00
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. Wednesday's: 4/17, 5/15 10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: $ 10.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event.

Cost: $ 199.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event.

Cost: $ 119.00
Under the direction of certified Westalee Instructor Eva Weber, students will become familiar with 6 different Ruler Work Templates and create a miniature Sampler of techniques.

Cost: $ 49.00
Use the amazing embroidery, design shaping & appliqu? features of the Husqvarna Viking Epic to construct two different, creative projects

Cost: $ 99.00
Grab your Jelly Rolls & Batting Strips & stitch up a fun, versatile Tuffet.

Cost: $ 60.00
This Versatile tote is as fun to make as its name implies.

Cost: $ 40.00
Remember how fun "cut & paste" could be?

Cost: $ 45.00
Join us to support Days for Girls, a non-profit organization which provides sustainable feminine hygiene kits for girls in Kenya

Cost: $ FREE
Join us to support Days for Girls, a non-profit organization which provides sustainable feminine hygiene kits for girls in Kenya.

Cost: $ FREE
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
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
Ruler Work is a free motion quilting with templates called "rulers" & a unique pressure foot. No free motion quilting experience needed.

Cost: $ 85.00
Volunteers will gather at Close to Home Orange to create quilts for children at the life haven women's emergency shelter. There are many ways to become involved.

Cost: $ FREE
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
If you love the look of elegant quilted feathers, this is the class for you!

Cost: $ 60.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event

Cost: $ 199.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event.

Cost: $ 119.00
Have you ever wondered what a serger does? Then this event is for you. As part of National Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip n Serge event where you'll make a cute microwave bowl cozy. Bring your own beverage, and we'll provide you with everything else you need, including the serger, thread, fabric, instructions and more! Prior serger experience is not necessary. Class fee is just $20. Saturday, 4/27, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Cost: $ 20.00
Quick, fun quilt with an interesting layout.

Cost: $ 55.00
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
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
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
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
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
This classic block is so easy to do using the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Ruler by Deb Tucker. There are directions for using two, three or four colors. The blue sample is a 40" square, using two colors. You can also layout the blocks into a very nice 16" x 64" table runner.

Cost: $ 30.00
This classic block is so easy to do using the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Ruler by Deb Tucker. There are directions for using two, three or four colors. The blue sample is a 40" square, using two colors. You can also layout the blocks into a very nice 16" x 64" table runner.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
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
TempLeeQuilt is a technique using your Westalee Ruler Templates in a unique new way.

Cost: $ 145.00
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
Use the amazing embroidery, design shaping & appliqu? features of the Husqvarna Viking Epic to construct two different, creative projects.

Cost: $ 99.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event.

Cost: $ 199.00
Renown Babylock Educator, Sue Kostroski, will guide you through the ins & outs of successful serging during this 2-day Off-Site Event.

Cost: $ 119.00
Grab your friends and favorite beverages for a fun social sewing event! As part of National Serger Month, we're hosting a Sip n Serge event where you'll make a handy microwave bowl cozy. Bring your own soda, tea or other drink and we'll provide you with everything else you need - including the serger, fabric, instructions and more.

Cost: $ 20.00
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