3980 Pine Grove Ave.  *   Fort Gratiot, MI 48059  *  Phone: 810-989-6100
Carolyn'sCalla Lilly Sewing Corner

Disclaimer: Owned and operated by Carolyn's Calla Lilly Sewing Corner.  
Special Note: I have attempted some long range planning for various classes & workshops based on student requests.  A basic supply list for each class will be available one month before each class.  Any special requests direct to me at drutkofske@sbcglobal.net

Diane’s Winter/Spring 2018…Class Schedule

Tuesday’s With Diane:   First through the fourth Tuesday can be spent getting extra help from Diane. Each of the four weeks will be a different topic and the instruction is individualized.  If you need more help with a project; learn a new technique; learn more about your machine; or more software practice, call and register for the week you want. Time: 10am until 3pm; Cost: $20.


March 2nd or 9th: Machine Embroidery Basics.  I f you are new to machine embroidery, it is very important that you participate in this workshop.  If you have been embroidering for years, this workshop will be a good refresher course for you.  The "Basics" workshop will cover everything from thread, needles, stabilizer, hoops, templates, perfect placement, multiple hooping's, working with knits, towels, and much, much, more!! Time: 10am-3pm; Class fee: $60; Supplies embroidery machine, old t-shirt, old towel.  A complete supply list will be available when you register.  

March 16th or 17th Premier+ Design Enhancer:  If you have Premier+ Ultra or you have the Design Enhancer "add-on" Module Premier+ Extra, this is the workshop you have been waiting for.  This workshop will take you to a more advanced level of design "editing".  You will learn to remove design density, give you greater stitch "optimizing" ability, stamp patterns on " standard" fill stitches, completely change the fill stitches, design "morphing", more advanced applique technique, insert color changes where there wasn't one, more ability to add or remove indivigual stitches, and much, more! Time: 10am-3; Class Fee: $40; Supplies: Premier+ Ultra or Premier+ Extra with the Design Enhancer "add-on" module ($299 downloadable purchase).  Pre-requisite: Completion of Basic Training.  


 April 20th or 21st: Premier+ Ultra... Photo Stitch: If you have always wanted to be able to" digitize" a "photograph"  into an embroidery design, the way to achieve this is with the "Photo Stitch" module in Premier+ Ultra.  You can choose color, black & white, sepia, square, portrait, and landscape options.  It's really fun to work with this module.  You will need to bring to the workshop 1 or 2 photographs and then you will learn how to turn them into an embroidery design.  Time: 10-3; Class Fee: $40; Pre-requisite: Completion of Basic Training.  

April 26th, 27th, May 11th:  Baby Lock Serger 3 Day Workshop:  The best tool for serger success is to follow the "Inspiration Guide" for your Evolution, Ovation, or the new Triumph.   in this 3 day workshop, you will learn about 2, 3, and 4 thread stitches, the chain and coverlock stitches, the wave and combination stitches.  You will learn to gather, attach elastic, quilting piece work, attach ribbing, make a French seam, make decorative trims, make spaghetti straps, piping, rufflesm and much more!!  On the second day of the workshop, you will take a little break and make a tote entirely on your serger.  Day 3 will be spent learning the 6,7 and 8 thread stitches.  Time 10am to 3pm; Class Fee $170 (includes all supplies except thread & needles.) Requirements: Baby Lock Evolution, Ovation, or Triumph; and its Inspiration Guide.  

Special Note: I have attempted some long range planning for various classes & workshops based on student requests.   I will do my best to follow this plan.  I do not have every detail figured out, but I promise additional information as it develops.  A basic supply list for each class will be available on month before each class.  Any special class requests direct it to me at my email below.   

Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel your reservation 24 hours before the scheduled date, your paid class fees will be held for credit for a later class. If you are a “no show” to class, fees paid are forfeited. If I cancel a class, your class fee will be returned to you.

If you have any additional questions about these scheduled classes, you may contact me at drutkofske@sbcglobal.net or call 810-388-9252.

Requirement:  Class Registration Policy:  Register & pay for class 10 days before class date.  Cancellation will receive store credit for class fee.  No show for class will be forfeit class fee.