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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

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.

Enhance your quilting with rulers! Participants of this class will use a pre-printed rulerwork panel and quilt it step by step, along with lots of tips and tricks!

Cost: $ 75.00
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: $ 10.00
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 a monthly adventure using your Go! Fabric cutter. Learn tips and techniques to get the most our of your fabric and machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
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 November, reduce, reuse, recycle - help Mother Nature - by making these cute and useful zipper pouches! Great for Halloween treats! Or whimsical favors for parties!! Yes, once you learn the technique you can use all types of bags, potato chip bags, Dorito bags...you get the idea.

Cost: $ 20.00
Come make this whimsical neighborhood made from a traditional Dresden plate. (Mini quilt) 24x24

Cost: $ 45.00
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
Learn new embroidery techniques with this monthly class. Join us in November and make a cute gift card holder.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
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
No home should be without a Gnome!! Come join us and make yourself a wall hanging or placemats and add a little character to make you smile

Cost: $ 39.99
Want to use your Dresden Ruler in a different way? Join Pat for her creative use of this tool.

Cost: $ 49.00
Sew up some Gnomey Fun! Make this cute table runner using the Lil'Twister ruler.

Cost: $ 35.00
Grab your Jelly Rolls & Batting Strips & stitch up a fun, versatile Tuffet.

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
Learn how fun & easy it is to create your own customized "In The Hoop" embroidery project using Baby Lock's newest software, Palette 11.

Cost: $ 50.00
Join us to support Days for Girls, a non-profit organization which provides sustainable feminine hygiene kits for girls in Kenya

Cost: $ FREE
Explore how to use the fonts that are built into your embroidery software.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
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
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
Transform a collection of 2 1/2" strips or your favorite Jelly Roll into this beautiful, practical rug.

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

Cost: $ 10.00
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. Starting in November we will be working on the Christmas Train/Pillow/Table Runner. 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. Starting in November we will be working on the Christmas Train/Pillow/Table Runner. 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
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
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
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
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
This popular class is being requested yet again! Always a great way to use your 2 1/2" strips. Do you need a project bag or something for an overnight get away? Come join us to make this great versatile bag! You will not stop at just one Mondo Bag!

Cost: $ 50.00
This popular class is being requested yet again! Always a great way to use your 2 1/2" strips. Do you need a project bag or something for an overnight get away? Come join us to make this great versatile bag! You will not stop at just one Mondo Bag!

Cost: $ 50.00
Close To Home will make the classroom available for your sewing enjoyment. Bring your project, friends, and a lunch.

Cost: $ 5.00
An introduction to Template Quilting. Explore Ruler Work "hands-on" and take your quilting to the next level.

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
Basic functionality of Brother Scan 'N' Cut machine with emphasis on quilting and applique. Learn about mats, blades, pens, pattern cutting and more...

Cost: $ 20.00
Basic functionality of Brother Scan 'N' Cut machine with emphasis on quilting and applique. Learn about mats, blades, pens, pattern cutting and more...

Cost: $ 20.00
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Glastonbury, CT
860-633-0721
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Orange, CT
203-878-1654
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Southington, CT
860-793-6639