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This class is a process class, in addition to creating a project it is meant to teach you the basic steps you need to take to start quilting. Create a 34"x 34" table topper or baby quilt, depending on your choice of fabrics and colors. Karen Feeney has made this project as a baby quilt many times, but by changing the focus fabric to something more traditional or kitchen-y it can be used for a completely different purpose... a table topper! This 2 session class will be held on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Instructor: Karen Feeney

When:  NEW DATES: Thursday, September 8th and September 15th

Time: 10:30-1:30

Class Fee: $35.00 per session ($70 total)

About Karen: Karen has been involved in sewing and arts and crafts for as long as she can remember, but became interested in quilt making in the 70's when it become popular. After retiring from public school teaching in 2001 she became really hooked and involved in the art. In addition to teaching children, she has over 10 years of experience tutoring adults. Join her as she combines two of her favorite things to do, creating  beautiful projects and teaching others to acquire new skills.

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Supply list worksheet/pattern: please pick up in store prior to class!


  1. Fabric A, light rail: 3/4yd
  2. Fabric B, dark rail: 3/4 yd
  3. Fabric C, focus fabric: 1/2yd
  4. Backing 1 1/4yd
  5. Binding 1/2yd
  6. Batting, cotton 37x37
Sewing tools:

  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • 1/4" foot and walking foot
  • 45mm Rotary cutter with sharp blade
  • Rotary cutting mat 18" x 22"
  • Acrylic ruler: 6" x 24" and 6.5" x 6.5" or larger (for squaring up blocks)
  • Chalk fabric marker
  • Straight pins, Sewing machine needles, and hand sewing needles
  • Gallon size plastic bags (for organizing pieces)
  • Scrap paper for labeling cut pieces
  • 120" flexible tape measure




Presented by Mary Mulari, Sewing with Nancy's Most Frequent Guest

At: Blaine's Sewing Machine Center

When: September 10th 2016 10am-3pm

Class Fee: $29.00

Collect ideas for improving sweatshirts, see quick-to-sew accessories and discover new possibilities for applique and quilting scraps. Mary Mulari, author and national sewing personality, will inspire and entertain you with her latest collection of classy sewing ideas and details. Topics included in her presentation are aprons, totes, sweatshirt makeovers, embroidery applique, accessories from her pattern line, and really clever zipper projects.You’ll see the special projects from her books, patterns, and guest appearances on PBS television’s Sewing With Nancy - and hear some stories about Nancy!  For a great time and lots of new ways to use your sewing machines, don’t miss this program! At the end of the presentation, you'll be thinking "I can't wait to get home to start sewing!"
P.S. Get a sampling of Mary's projects on your computer.  You can watch Mary on Sewing With Nancy at

Light lunch Included: If you have any dietary restrictions please feel free to bring your own bagged lunch.

More about Mary:

Mary Mulari has developed a national reputation for her unique, stylish, easy-to-sew accessories, clothing embellishments, as well as her sense of humor.  She has appeared as a guest on more than 50 programs of PBS television’s Sewing with Nancy and written 28 creative sewing books. She has designed “automatic applique” embroidery cards and publishes her own line of patterns. Her ideas and projects appeal to sewing enthusiasts and quilters of all ability levels.  Mary lives and works in her home office and sewing parlour in Aurora, Minnesota.

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Blaine's is delighted to welcome back Santi from Hatched In Africa for a trunk show featuring heirloom projects and quality digitizing. HIA is home of the famous "Apricot Blush Quilt" and the OESD collection Floral Delights. If you love embroidery this will be the perfect day or night out for you! For your convenience there will be 2 time slots available so everyone can come and enjoy. With admission you will receive an exclusive CD of unique designs that are only available by attending this event. 

Instructor: Hatched in Africa's  Santi Nuss-Brouwer

When: Wednesday, September 14th

Time: 10:30-1:30 OR 5:00-8:00

Fee: $15.00

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 Babylock Two day workshop with sewing  industry experts Pam Mahshie and Missy Billingsly

 Blaine’s is pleased to welcome Pam and Missy back to RI for a two day sewing and serging workshop.

Create a machine cover with Missy using different serger techniques and attachments  on the Ovation serger .

You will be working on the Babylock Destiny II sewing/embroidery machine  with Pam as you create  a trendy tablet keeper while exploring the many great features of the Destiny II machine.

Blaines and Babylock will provide machines for your use only during the event-no sharing! Due to this great one-to-one hands on opportunity, space will be very limited!

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from two of the industry’s best educators.

This two day workshop will be held October 7th & 8th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI.

Event fee includes the use of a Destiny II sewing machine and an Ovation serger, all fabrics and supplies needed to create the projects, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, raffles and more!

Sign up and pay in full by September 10th and pay $299.00, after September 10th $325.00

Workshop times-9:30-4:30

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