PLEASE NOTE: We are still observing mandatory face coverings and social distancing.

Group classes will be limited to 3 people.  I hope you will understand.  Stay Safe

2022 WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE 

Please Call 719-676-3425 To Register.  Space Is Limited

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KNOW YOUR MACHINE CLASSES

B – “MAKE YOUR SEWING MACHINE YOUR FRIEND”…$45 Threading your machine and winding bobbins, properly, is more important than you might expect. Discover why you should use a certain sewing machine needle, the differences in thread & lots of little hints that will be sure to make your machine your ‘best friend’! Any make or model of home sewing machine welcome.

Sat. Jan. 22; 1-3pm

 

B – “KNOW YOUR NEW BERNINA #1”…$45; FREE if you own a new Kelly J’s Bernina 4, 5 or 7 series machine. Learn all about your new, amazing machine! I’ll guide you through your machine’s, feet/functions/features so that you’ll get the fullest value and fall even more in love with her! Fri. Jan. 28; 1-3pm

 

AB – “EASY FUSIBLE WEB APPLIQUE”…$35 includes a kit. Let me show you how easy & fun applique can be! Knowing this technique is the key to so many of my custom patterns and projects. Learn how to make your sewing machine “Satin Stitch” or “Blanket Stitch”. Sat. Feb. 5, 2-4pm

 

AB – “FREE HAND QUILTING by MACHINE”…$40 includes a kit. Discover how your sewing machine can help you quilt any size project, even a bed sized quilt! I’ll share with you my own tips, tricks and tools that make freemotion machine quilting one of my very favorite things to do with a sewing machine! Note: Take this class if you’re interested in my upcoming “EXPLORE” CLASS. Sat. Feb. 19; 2-4pm

 

I – “BEAUTIFUL BLANKET STITCH” …$40 includes a kit. Take your applique skills to the next level. Your machine must have a built-in Blanket Stitch. Allow me to guide you to the fine tuning of your machine’s width and length to make your blanket stitch applique truly beautiful. I have tricks and tips that make all the difference. Fri.. March 18, 2-4pm

TECHNIQUES & WORKSHOPS

I – “Kelly’s CARRY ON” WORKSHOP”…$45; discounted kit available. My original tote bag can be created in one of 3 sizes and is perfect for your favorite fabric panel. Learn my easy, unique zipper insertion and handle treatment. You’re sure to make more! Two class sessions with a little homework! Sewing Experience Required Fri. Feb. 4, 2-4pm

 

AB - “CREATING FAUX-CHENILLE FABRIC”…$25 Learn how much fun it can be to ‘create’ your own fabric. I’ll show you the tricks of this amazing technique while you make a luxurious scarf. Your sewing machine, one piece of fabric and the right tool is all you need. Fri. Feb. 18, 2-4pm - 20% Off Class Supplies

 

AB – “FABRIC COLLAGE WORKSHOP”…$100 includes the kit* Let your creativity loose! Make your own one-of-a-kind mini quilt using your leftover fabrics! Learn about color, value and an awesome machine quilting technique! We’ll be working with my own Rocky Mtn Bear pattern. *Special In-Store Discount During Class. Fri. March 4 & Sat. March 5, 1-5pm

 

I – “EXPLORE” – SECOND LEVEL FREEMOTION QUILTING…$75; class includes the kit. Take your free-motion quilting to the next level. Let me guide you through a variety of special fill stitches that bring this stunning panel to life! Free-motion Quilting Experience Required Sat. March 19; 2-5pm

 

I – “DRAGONFLY SUNSET”…$100 includes the kit* Let your creativity loose! Let me share my unique applique technique, “Applique Enhanced”. Learn about the “Fat Goddess” sheet and using pigments to bring your applique to life! Learning this skill will allow you to choose any of my “Change Of Season” patterns and achieve beautiful results! *Special In-Store Discount During Class. Fri. April 1 & Sat. April 2, 1-5pm

 

AB- “WATCH ME GROW”…$50 includes the kit Make this fun growth chart for that special little one in your world! This would be the perfect project to use your new applique skills (take my earlier two applique classes). This custom pattern won’t be found anywhere but Kelly J’s, so don’t pass up this class! Fri. April 8, 2-4pm

Basic Class Supply List For Any Class - You Will Need To Bring:

 

There may be an additional supplies required, depending on the class - be sure to check.  You'll be expected to be prepared before class.

  • Your sewing machine, in good working order

  • Your sewing machine’s foot control & power cord

  • All the accessories included with your machine (feet, seam ripper, etc)

  • The sewing machine’s instruction manual (if you have one)

  • At least one empty bobbin

  • Extra, new sewing machine needles

  • Thread

  • Pen/pencil for taking notes

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My Classes Are Rated Beginner (B), Advanced Beginner (AB), Intermediate (I), Advanced (A)

to let you know what skill level the class has been designed for.

If you have questions about whether a class is right for you, I’ll be happy to help.

These are classes that I can prepare for on short notice. If you’d like to take a private class or

 gather 1 or 2 friends to enjoy a class together. Choose one (or more) from this list. 

I have reserved Friday afternoons for private classes. Stop in or call with any questions or to register

Would You Like To Take A Class On Your Own Schedule?

CHOOSE YOUR ‘PRIVATE CLASS’ FROM THIS LIST:

 

B – “MY ONE HOUR SHIRT”…$35; the pattern is included. This super easy wardrobe basic looks great on everyone! Make it hip length or long enough to be a tunic or dress! I love to use rayon batiks, but it would be nice in any woven fabric. Allow 2 hours to complete this project.

 

B – “KNOW YOUR NEW BERNINA #1”…$45; FREE if you own a new Kelly J’s Bernina 4, 5 or 7 series machine.  Learn all about your new, amazing machine! I’ll guide you through your machine’s, feet/functions/features so that you’ll get the fullest value and fall even more in love with her!  Allow 1 hour per session

 

B – “CHANGE OF SEASON BOM CLASS #1”…FREE to Block of the Month members.  Let’s get started as I guide

you through your first block – learn how easy it will be to create your amazing, complex appliqued blocks!

Members call to arrange your appointment

 

B – “SERGING MADE SIMPLE”…$45 FREE to Kelly J's new machine owners.  You won't be comfortable with your serger until we help you with threading, tension & handling your fabric while serging; they are so different than your sewing machine! Allow for 2 hrs.

 

B – “MAKE YOUR SEWING MACHINE YOUR FRIEND”…$45  Threading your machine and winding bobbins, properly, is more important than you might expect. Discover why you should use a certain sewing machine needle, the differences in thread & lots of little hints that will be sure to make your machine your ‘best friend’! Any make or model of home sewing machine welcome.  Allow 2hrs for this class

 

AB – “FREE HAND QUILTING by MACHINE”…$45   Discover how your sewing machine can help you quilt any size project, even a bed sized quilt! I’ll share with you my own tips, tricks and tools that make free-motion machine quilting one of my very favorite things to do with a sewing machine! Allow 2 hrs. for this class