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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.

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
A beautiful new garden springs to life in the Garden Patch quilt by Donna Robertson. You will select your fabric, rotary cut, piece, and add borders, machine quilt and bind. Join the fun!

Cost: $ 85.00
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
Shop Hop is back! Shop Hop Passports will be available for purchase starting June 1st. Get your 2019 Passport by August 31st and be eligible to win a $150 gift certificate from the participating shop where you registered. Join the fun!! Each passport is $10, and is good at all 12 participating stores.

Cost: $ 10.00
Get ready. It's that time of year. It's time to head back to University. But don't worry. This university is fun. That's right. It's time for Anita's University! Yay!! This is a 2-day event, where we'll explore all kinds of embroidery techniques. Lunch, materials & use of our machines is included.

Cost: $ 99.00
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. July's project is the Large Drawstring Tote.

Cost: $ 20.00
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. August's project is the Large Drawstring Tote.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn new embroidery techniques with this monthly class. Join us in August as we do a quick and easy project, while learning how to insert a zipper in The Hoop (ITH)! This little pouch is very cute and will be handy for all sorts of things.

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
Save time cutting fabric. Save time sewing by getting accurate cuts every time. Save money by using your stash!

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
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
Shop Hop is back! Shop Hop Passports will be available for purchase starting June 1st. Featuring Dragonfly Fiberart patterns by Sue Michaels! Get your 2019 Passport by August 31st and be eligible to win a $150 gift certificate from the participating shop where you registered. Join the fun!! Each passport is $10, and is good at all 12 participating stores.

Cost: $ 10.00
Get ready. It's that time of year. It's time to head back to University. But don't worry. This university is fun. That's right. It's time for Anita's University! Yay!! This is a 2-day event, where we'll explore all kinds of embroidery techniques. Lunch, materials & use of our machines is included.

Cost: $ 99.00
Aka "The Flanket" Few things beat the cozy warmth of a flannel quilt on a cold evening.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
Save time cutting fabric. Save time sewing by getting accurate cuts every time. Save money by using your stash!

Cost: $ 10.00
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
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
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
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
Shop Hop is back! Shop Hop Passports will be available for purchase starting June 1st. Featuring Dragonfly Fiberart patterns by Sue Michaels! Get your 2019 Passport by August 31st and be eligible to win a $150 gift certificate from the participating shop where you registered. Join the fun!! Each passport is $10, and is good at all 12 participating stores.

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
Get ready. It's that time of year. It's time to head back to University. But don't worry. This university is fun. That's right. It's time for Anita's University! Yay!! This is a 2-day event, where we'll explore all kinds of embroidery techniques. Lunch, materials & use of our machines is included.

Cost: $ 99.00
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
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 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
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: $ 60.00
Save time cutting fabric. Save time sewing by getting accurate cuts every time. Save money by using your stash!

Cost: $ 10.00
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
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
This popular class is being requested yet again! Always a great way to use your 2 1/2" strips. You will not stop at just one Mondo Bag! Come join us to make this great versatile 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
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
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
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
Shop Hop is back! Shop Hop Passports will be available for purchase starting June 1st. Get your 2019 Passport by August 31st and be eligible to win a $150 gift certificate from the participating shop where you registered. Join the fun!! Each passport is $10, and is good at all 12 participating stores.

Cost: $ 10.00
Get ready. It's that time of year. It's time to head back to University. But don't worry. This university is fun. That's right. It's time for Anita's University! Yay!! This is a 2-day event, where we'll explore all kinds of embroidery techniques. Lunch, materials & use of our machines is included.

Cost: $ 99.00
Save time cutting fabric. Save time sewing by getting accurate cuts every time. Save money by using your stash!

Cost: $ 10.00
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