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Baton Rouge

At the corner of Highland and Old Jefferson Hwy. just north of Airline Hwy.
(225) 923-1260
10am to 6pm Monday- Friday
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 5 in Store)
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New Orleans

Across from Paretti Mazda in the two story pink building
(504) 888-4952
10am to 6pm Monday- Friday
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 5 in Store)
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Slidell

Come see our spacious new location! Head East on Gause Blvd. We're just past I-10, behind Starbucks and Ruby Tuesday
(985) 643-4252
10am to 6pm Monday- Friday
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 5 in Store)
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Lafayette

At the corner of Johnston and Ambassador Caffery in the Ambassador Row Shopping Center
(337) 981-2808
10am to 6pm Monday- Friday
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 5 in Store)
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Lake Charles

Temporarily closed due to hurricane damage. Please visit our Lafayette or Houston locations, or shop online, 24/7
(866) 255- 2726
Temporarily closed
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Houston

Sew Contempo, which has been serving the Houston Clear Lake area for over 30 years is now part of AllBrands.com!
(281) 333-5322
10am to 6pm Monday- Friday
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 10 in Store)
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San Antonio

Creative Sewing Center of San Antonio is now part of AllBrands.com!
(210) 344-0791
10am to 6pm Monday- Friday
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 10 in Store)

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Serging and Coverhem on Sportswear with Timm Bond

Virtual Online Event
Thursday, May 11th 3:30 PM CDT

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Bernina Quilts with Jaime David Piecing, Binding, and Regulated Free Motion Seminar

Virtual Online Event
Thursday, May 13th 2:30 PM CDT

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Kimberbell Summer Nights Event

Houston, TX Store
Saturday May 8, 2021

Virtual Online Event
Saturday June 19, 2021

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Ruler Work for Beginners with Donelle McAdams

Virtual Online Event
Tuesday, May 18th 10:00 AM CDT

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Free Virtual OESD Freestanding Lace Embroidery Event

Virtual Online Event
Tuesday, May 25th 1:00 PM CDT

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DIME She Shed Virtual Event

Featuring Eileen Roche, and Aine McCarthy

Virtual Online Event
Tuesday June 1, 2021

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Fun and Fancy Ruler Work Class

Featuring Kate Quinn Sew Steady National Educator

Virtual Online Event
Tuesday June 27, 2021

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New! VIRTUAL Edge to Edge Quilting Event

With Christine Conner of Amelie Scott Designs

Virtual Online Event
Friday & Saturday August 20-21, 2021

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Feather Fantasy Ruler Work Class

Featuring Kate Quinn Sew Steady National Educator

Virtual Online Event
Tuesday August 31, 2021

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Feather Fantasy Ruler Work Class

Featuring Kate Quinn Sew Steady National Educator

Virtual Online Event
Tuesday September 28, 2021

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Fall Everything Embroidery Market

Biloxi, MS
Friday, September 10th-Saturday, September 11th

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Houston Quilt Festival 2021

Houston, TX
Thursday, October 28th-Sunday, October 31st

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FALSU Sponsorship Premiere Event Fashion Show - LSU Student Union
Mon, May 03, 05:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Baton Rouge
Please click on the Eventbrite Link Here to reserve your two free ticket for this historic event if you would like to attend! LSU Fashion Association would like to personally invite you to the 14th Annual FALSU Fashion Show Premiere Event on May 3rd, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. in the LSU Student Union Theater! About this Event Each year, Fashion Association at LSU hosts a student fashion show event to showcase original garments designed by our students and outfits styled by our students. This year, to follow current COVID-19 restrictions, we reimagined our fashion show into a professionally filmed fashion video shot in the beautiful LSU Quad. This film will be presented at the LSU Union Theater so that our talented students can show their hard work.
FREE DIME Virtual Event: Custom Quilting with your Embroidery Machine With Eileen Roche and Aine McCarthy
Tue, May 04, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Register today for this free 90-minute online presentation.

Join Eileen Roche and Aine McCarthy
for Custom Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine. This exclusive, virtual event will elevate your quilting skills and inspire you to embellish and finish your quilt. Barbara Chatelain will be the host of this event and looks forward to joining you on May 4th! One lucky watcher will win a $100 AllBrands.com egiftcard!

Free Design Enjoy a free downloadable Love design.
Custom quilting enhances specific areas of a quilt such as blocks, sashing and borders using multiple designs, whereas edge to edge or allover quilting repeats the same design. This technique accents embroidered and appliqued elements while filling the surrounding shapes with beautiful, quilted texture. Custom quilting is what stops you in your tracks at quilt shows.

You will learn how to
1. Select quilt designs for your quilt top
2. Create cohesive design elements
3. Highlight embroidery
4. Accentuate applique
5. Emphasize patchwork
6. Embellish crazy quilt blocks
7. Mix modern quilting with traditional blocks
… and much more!


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Custom Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine – 90 minute Virtual event
May 4th at 1:00pm CDT
Educator Presenting: Aine McCarthy
Co-Host: Eileen Roche
Participating Store Host: Barbara Chatelain
Free Virtual Showcase Edge to Edge Embroidery Quilting with Christine Conner of Amelie Scott Designs
Thu, May 06, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
New Kimberbell Summer Nights Kit and Embroider Along Event
Sat, May 08, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Free Virtual Showcase: Juki Overlock Serging and Coverhem on Sportswear with Timm Bond
Tue, May 11, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Click Here to be Reminded to Join the AllBrands Show Once we Go Live Join us and interact Live on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 3:30​ CDT / 4:30​ EST Featuring: Timm Bond Timm Bond from Juki and Barbara from AllBrands will demonstrate different serging, and coverhem possibilities with various Juki serger machines.
BERNINA Quilts! FREE Virtual Seminar: Piecing, Binding, and Regulated Free Motion Quilting
Thu, May 13, 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Pre-register here to be reminded when we go live, and be eligible for live giveaways


Learn from the Woman Who Writes the Tutorials!

Jaime David is a Project Manager for the BERNINA of America Education Team. She has a focus on Overlockers/Sergers and is a quilter at heart. Always finding creative ways to combine her skills from Interior Architecture and Fine Arts into her daily sewing habits, she is also an avid home DIY-er. Jaime is a contributor for the BERNINA blog, We All Sew, and has also written several trainings both for BERNINA dealers and the Overlocker Mastery Workbooks for you!

Watching this Seminar Will Make You a Better Quilter! Jaime will be demonstrating various techniques through a Quilted project such as:

* Piecing on a Serger
* Free Motion Quilting with the use of Bernina's patented stitch regulator
* Dual Feed vs Walking Feet
* Loads of accessories and binding attachments to up your quilting game
* Answer questions live
* Tons of Exclusive Giveaways
* Special Event Offers for Preregistrants
*Pre-Register and Receive a Virtual Swag Bag Before the Event!
KIMBERBELL-FILL IN THE BLANK with Kristie
Fri, May 14, 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $20.00 Kit fee $19.99+tax Quick prject class with a cute design. Max size on class is 9. Sign up before it fills up.. Bring your machine. Kits are available to purchase.
Free Virtual Sew Steady Ruler Work for Beginners Class with Donelle McAdams
Tue, May 18, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Get excited to quilt with templates at home and learn the Basics and Feathers galore in this 2hr online class with a Westalee Design Educator.
Win Prizes, Get Event Special Pricing, and Learn!
Free Virtual OESD Freestanding Lace Embroidery Event
Tue, May 25, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
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Always wanted to create freestanding lace, but didn't know how? Or maybe you've tried to make freestanding lace in the past and struggled with getting perfect results. Or, perhaps you're a seasoned freestanding lace expert just looking for tips and tricks! Whichever you are, the OESD Virtual Freestanding Lace event is for you! Learn the history behind machine embroidered lace, OESD's no-fail method of creative perfect lace, get assembly tips and so much more! Plus, you'll receive a discount, have access to event-only products and bundles, AND support us here at AllBrands.com! Join us on Tuesday, May 25 at 1:00 pm CDT for this exciting new Embroidery opportunity!
Memorial Day Stores and Offices Closed
Mon, May 31, 12:00 AM
Free Virtual She Shed Event Presented by Eileen Roche and Aine McCarthy from Designs in Machine Embroidery
Tue, Jun 01, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Pre-register here


A She Shed doesn’t have to be a building, it can be a place where all your favorite things are found – from machines to tools to your favorite pet companions.

The She Shed Embroidery Escape will answer important embroidery questions – from design placement to hooping to software.

Watch and learn how to mark and hoop left-chest, towels, onesies and download a free design.

Learn How To

Transform your embroidery with easy software techniques.
Hoop everything from a onesie to a terrycloth towel.
Discover the industry’s preferred method of placement.
Measure and mark without leaving a trace.
Land the embroidery where planned.
Create precise professional lettering.
FREE Virtual Floriani Mesh Stabilizer Embroidery Class with Judy
Tue, Jun 08, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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What is Mesh Stabilizer? How and what can you use it for? And what is the new Power Mesh all about? Come join Judy and see what you can do.
Canvas Workspace Basics
Wed, Jun 09, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $40.00 Class Description: CanvasWorkspace Basics is an overview of the ScanNCut design software. This 3-hour class will cover different design techniques used to create unique designs. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Working laptop (Windows or Mac OS), mouse, CanvasWorkspace registration, notebook, pen or pencil.
PE Design 10/11 Basics
Wed, Jun 09, 02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $40.00 Class Description: PE Design 10/11 Basics is an overview of the Brother PE Design digitizing software program. This 3-hour class will cover the software features used to create and edit embroidery designs. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Laptop with PE Design 10 or 11 installed/updated and registered, software dongle, mouse, notebook, pen or pencil.
SNC Applique Techniques
Sat, Jun 12, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $50.00 Class description ScanNCut Applique Techniques will cover an overview of using appliques to decorate different items. In this 3- hour class, students will learn to scan patterns and use CanvasWorkspace to create a unique design and will be able to maneuver through the different settings to cut and apply a design. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Working laptop (Windows or Mac OS), mouse, CanvasWorkspace registration, ScanNCut, blades, cutting mat, and included accessories, spatula, hook, notebook, pen or pencil.
FREE Virtual Floriani Free Standing Embroidery Class with Trevor Conquergood
Tue, Jun 15, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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Join Trevor as he walks you through Free Standing Embroidery.
Embrilliance Essentials Basics
Wed, Jun 16, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $40.00 Class Description Embrilliance Essentials Basics is an overview of the Embrilliance software program. This 3-hour class will cover the software features used to edit existing designs and create unique lettering designs. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Laptop with Embrilliance Essentials installed and updated, mouse, notebook, pen/pencil.
Free Virtual Showcase: My Design Center In the Hoop Trapunto Block with Reen Wilcoxson of Embroidery Garden
Thu, Jun 17, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Pre-register here to be reminded when we go live on Facebook and YouTube


Join Reen as she uses Brother's My Design Center on the Luminaire to create this beautiful in-the-hoop Trapunto Quilt Block. See how you can create beautiful projects without software, without any changes to the original design, and completed entirely using your machine equipped with My Design Center. .

New! VIRTUAL Kimberbell Summer Nights Kit and Embroider Along Event
Sat, Jun 19, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
FREE Virtual Floriani Costuming Class with Ashley
Tue, Jun 29, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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Cos-What? What are cosplay products? Why do I need them in my craft room?
FREE Virtual Floriani Embroidery Applique Class with Clarrisa
Tue, Jul 06, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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Hey Hey Appliqué: Join Clarrisa and explore different appliqué techniques.
SNC Rhinestone Techniques
Sat, Jul 17, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $50.00 Class Description: ScanNCut Rhinestone Techniques will cover an overview of using rhinestones to decorate different items. In this 3-hour class, students will use CanvasWorkspace to create a unique design and will be able to maneuver through the different settings to cut and apply a design. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Working laptop (Windows or Mac OS), mouse, CanvasWorkspace registration, Rhinestone Kit (activated), ScanNCut, blades, cutting mat, and included accessories, spatula, hook, notebook, pen or pencil.
Free Virtual Sew Steady Fun and Fancy Ruler Work Class with Kate Quinn
Tue, Jul 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pre-register here


Do you want luscious, juicy feathers that look fabulous on your quilts? Kate shares all the tips and tricks to creating fabulous feathers using the Westalee templates feathers set. This comprehensive feather course includes designs for feathered arcs, crowns, squares, spinning feathers, feathers with curved spines, and more. Joins us to learn how you can create these beautiful designs for your quilts and inspire your inner designer so you can create your own fabulous feather creations!

Tools used include:
Feather set
Circles on Quilts set 1, 2, or 3

12” arc Between the lines or Sampler set circle
Possible feather spine
Spacing gauge
Marking tools
Free Virtual Sew Steady Feather Fantasy Class with Kate Quinn
Tue, Aug 31, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pre-register here


Welcome to Kate’s Fun and Fancy Path to Rulerwork Introductory Class. Her book features the 6 piece Fun and Fancy Template collection by Westalee Design. It has over 100 different design along with technical information about each template and key tips and tricks to help you be more successful. Join Kate as she shares an introduction to the potential of this terrific set and gets you started on the Path to successful Rulerwork quilting. She includes an introduction to each template as well as many tips and tricks so you can jump right in am make amazing quilting designs on your projects.

Tools covered:

*Fun and Fancy set
*Crosshair tools
*Spacing Gauge
*Lanyard
*Marking Tools – Chalco Liner
*Stitching Line Disks
*Tables
*Gliders