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CLASSES: Quick & Easy Holiday Gifts | Embroidery Events & Software Webinar

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October is here, and Fall is in full swing!

Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it...

NOW is the time to start your holiday decorating and gift-giving projects - to avoid extra stress later!

We've got you covered, with a variety of quick and easy classes, events, and projects to get you feeling in a festive mood!

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Kimberbell Machine Embroidery Events

We provide your fabric kit, complete instruction, and lunch - PLUS an embroidery machine to use for the day, if you don't already own one.

We make everything simple and easy - all you have to do is show up and have fun!

Choose from 3 different event options:

Pumpkin Spice ONE-DAY Event

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Friday, Oct. 26 or Saturday, Oct. 27

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'Tis the Season to Sparkle ONE-DAY Event

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Friday, Dec. 7 or Saturday, Dec. 8

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Holiday Combination TWO-DAY Event

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Day 1: Pumpkin Spice designs
Day 2: 'Tis the Season to Sparkle designs

Get the best of both worlds and make ALL 6 designs!
This event takes place at the Lions Club facility in Elburn, IL.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Thursday, Nov. 15
Learn more. . .

Software Webinar

Weds. Oct. 17
10:30am - 11:30am

FREE to attend

Join us in store for a live webinar with Baby Lock software expert Debbie Cleek.

We learned so much from Debbie at our 2-day software event in August, and we are excited to have her do a series of software webinars to continue our training!

Learn more about Embroidery Works Everyday and Advanced; Creator 1, 2, and 3; and the latest Palette 11 software.

While this is FREE to attend, please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. (Email or call 630-208-6789)


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Volunteer Day
at Creative Sewing Center

Thursday, October 11
10am - 2pm

Days for Girls is changing the status quo for girls across the globe, through menstrual care solutions, health education, and income-generation opportunities.

Days for Girls in classroom

Join us as we support these efforts and prep menstrual care kits!

We will have supplies and machines available. Possible tasks include cutting fabric, ironing, sewing, and serging. Stay for as little or long as you like! (10am - 2pm)

Days for Girls kit
Please email or call to RSVP, so we know how many people to expect.

PS: You can also RSVP for this Volunteer Day on our Facebook event!



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Learn to Quilt Your Project

Learn to Quilt

Saturday, October 13
10:30am - 1:30pm

You will learn different techniques for quilting together your quilt top, batting, and backing. You will work with a 22-inch square sample piece - we will not create an actual project in this class.

(See supply list and prep instructions)

Class fee $35
Instructor: Eileen Srock
(5 spots remaining)

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Kimberbell Club Halloween Shapes

Saturday, Oct. 13
1:30pm - 3:30pm


Thursday, Oct. 18
10:30am - 12:30pm

$20 for class, $10 for designs

See supply list on our website

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Blue Onion Quilt

Blue Onion quilt

Monday, Oct. 15
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Monday, Oct. 22 & Monday, Nov. 5
1:30pm - 3:30pm

The Blue Onion swirling blocks are made from a variety of contrasting prints. To change it up - make them out of any 12 contrasting prints that you like. The arcs are long and gentle which makes them easy to sew. 

Work with 6 different prints at a time to make one set of blocks. 

Finished quilt measures 50 inches x 70 inches.

See supply list and prep instructions

Class fee $60
Instructor: Eileen Srock
(5 spots remaining)

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Cup Cozy

cup cozy

Saturday, October 20
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Whether you fill your cup cozy pockets with sewing notions or candy canes, this could be a darling gift for a friend or colleague!

During this fun "make it and take it" class, you will create a cup cozy that can be placed onto any standard-sized mug. With so many pockets on the outside and inside of the cup, this would be a perfect personalized gift for someone to place on their desk or sewing cabinet.

Class fee $35
Instructor: Eileen Srock
(6 spots remaining)

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One Fabric Kaleidoscope

one fabric kaleidoscope

Meets 2 Times

Wednesday, October 31
1pm - 5pm

Wednesday, November 7
2pm - 5pm

Turn a border fabric into a stunning 62" x 62" Kaleidoscope quilt. Learn how to assemble the kaleidoscope block and create mitered borders.

Choose from a fall-themed or winter-themed fabric kit.

Class fee $55
Instructor: Betty Ivins
(6 spots remaining)

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Binding 101

Binding 101

Saturday, Nov. 3
10:30am - 1:30pm

Learn how to bind your quilted projects. You will learn how to cut both cross grain and bias binding strips and prepare them for binding. Try out two different ways to attach your binding to your quilt, and learn how to miter the corners.

See supply list

Class fee $35
Instructor: Eileen Srock
(6 spots remaining)

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Beginning Applique
"Christmas Delivery" Tea Towel

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Meets 2 Times

Wednesday, November 28
6pm - 8pm

Wednesday, December 5
6pm - 8pm

Learn about techniques and materials for fusing, cutting, and laying out your fabric pieces and practice using classic applique stitches: the blanket stitch and satin stitch. 

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A kit is available, which includes all materials to make the applique design. Kit includes fabric, stabilizer, double-sided fusible webbing, buttons, and thread. 

(Tea towel not included in kit - we have several options for you to choose from in the store! Individual tea towels in various colors, or a 3-pack of white tea towels, all perfect for applique or embroidery use.)

Class fee $40
Instructor: Sarah Flyte
(6 spots remaining)

Check out our FULL list of upcoming classes at

To register for a class, visit our store or call 630-208-6789. Class fee is due at time of registration to hold your spot in the class.

Contact us by phone at (630) 208-6789 
or visit our website at

Creative Sewing Center
11 North 1st Street
Geneva, IL 60134

Store Hours: 
Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: 10am - 4pm
(Closed Mon. 11/19 - Thurs. 11/22 for Thanksgiving)

Co-located with Aunt Sassy's Quilts
(fabric, patterns, and more!)
Aunt Sassy's Quilts

  • Creative Sewing & Quilting
  • Ph: (630) 208-6789
  • 11 N. 1st St..
    Geneva, IL 60134
  • Hours:
  • TUES - FRI: 10AM - 5PM
  • SAT: 10AM - 4PM
    Closed Sunday - Monday