Baton Rouge

At the corner of Highland and Old Jefferson Hwy. just north of Airline Hwy.
(225) 923-1260
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday
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New Orleans

Across from Paretti Mazda in the two story pink building
(504) 888-4952
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday
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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
9am to 4pm Saturday
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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
9am to 4pm Saturday
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Lake Charles

Come see our spacious new location! I-210 at Highway 14 (Cameron Exit) where Blockbuster used to be.
(337) 477-0492
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday
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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
9am to 4pm Saturday
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San Antonio West Ave.

Creative Sewing Center of San Antonio is now part of AllBrands.com!
(210) 344-0791
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday
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NOVEMBER 8 - 11!

Houston International Quilt Festival
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

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NOVEMBER 10th!

Bus Trip from AllBrands Store to Houston Quilt Festival
9am -7 pm - Picks Up and Drops Off from Houston Allbrands Sew Contempo Store

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NOVEMBER 18 - SAN ANTONIO WEST AVE

Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxon - Only a Few Spots Left!

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MULTIPLE DATES & LOCATIONS

Kimberbell Designs 2 Day In the Hoop Embroidery Events

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DECEMBER 7 & 8!

Penny Muncaster Jewell BES4, and PE Design 11 Software Classes: Sew Contempo Store

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Upcoming Classes & Events

November 2018

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Basic Computer Skills for Machine EmbroideryCreating Patches Using your Embroidery Machine
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Quilt Collage Class Using Laura Heine Patterns 2 day classScan N Cut #1 - for BeginnersScan N Cut #2 - Intermediate
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Quilt Collage class using Laura Henie patterns 2 day classAll About Your 6 Needle MachineNew Owner's Class Embroidery Small Machines
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Join us for Project Tuesday!
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International Quilt Festival in Houston
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International Quilt Festival in Houston
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International Quilt Festival in HoustonNew Owner's Class Sewing Large MachinesNew Owner's Class Embroidery Large Machines
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International Quilt Festival in Houston
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Brother New Owner Basic Mastery CANCELLEDJoin us for Project Tuesday!Brother New Owner Basic Mastery CANCELLED
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Brother New Owner Embroidery Mastery CANCELLEDBrother New Owner Embroidery Mastery CANCELLED
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Embroidery Garden Party with Reen WilcoxonEmbroidery 101 - Intro to Machine EmbroideryEmbroidery Applique for Beginners
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Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxon
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Brother New Owner PR Mastery
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Basic Computer Skills for Machine EmbroideryFeather Weight Sewing BeeEmbrilliance Essentials - A to Z
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N.O. Design Center Mastery
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Join us for Project Tuesday!Brother New Owner Basic MasteryBrother New Owner Basic Mastery
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Reserved for Private ClassBrother New Owner Embroidery MasteryBrother New Owner Embroidery Mastery
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Kimberbell Merry and Bright 2 Day Embroidery EventNew Owner PR Machine
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Basic Computer Skills for Machine Embroidery
Thu, Nov 01, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
New Orleans
By popular demand, we are now offering a class focused totally on computer skills need for machine embroidery! Come to this class to learn what you need to know to manage your embroidery design collection, navigate the web to purchase, download, and unzip files, and transfer designs to a usb stick and/or external hard drive (if you use one). You will need to bring your laptop, a usb stick and your external hard drive (if you have one). You can come to this class whether you have a Mac or a PC (Windows), and regardless of which embroidery software you decide to use. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class: $50 No kit fee! Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
Creating Patches Using your Embroidery Machine
Thu, Nov 01, 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
New Orleans
Come learn several fun techniques for making patches using your embroidery machines and other common supplies. Must bring your embroidery machine to class unless you have a multi-needle, in which case you may ask for a store loaner. Must know how to operate your machine and how to do basic hooping and floating. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Cost: $35.00 Kit Fee: $6.00 Minimum attendees 3; maximum 10
Quilt Collage Class Using Laura Heine Patterns 2 day class
Fri, Nov 02, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
This Class is Nothing but fun and Mary will have you putting your collage quilt together in no time. Using Laura Heine patterns and techniques, she will show you how to use Steam-a-Seam 2 Lite, fussy cutting techniques and fabric layers to create these unique, one-of-a-kind quilts. You can use any of the Laura Heine patterns and Allbrands has a variety of these cute patterns in stock class fee 60.00
Scan N Cut #1 - for Beginners
Fri, Nov 02, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
New Orleans
New to the Scan N Cut? This class is for you! Learn the ins and out of your Scan N Cut machine. We will work primarily with paper and vinyl in this class and practice with the features included on your machine. You will create a chart specific to your machine as to the correct settings for many different materials, and you will personalize a travel mug to keep! Teacher: Helen Coco Class Fee: $40.00 Kit Fee $6.00 Call the store for more information 504-888-4952
Scan N Cut #2 - Intermediate
Fri, Nov 02, 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
New Orleans
In this class we will explore the Scan N Cut Canvas and the features available to you in creating, editing, and using designs from the internet.We will practice using the Scan N Cut to work with fabric. You will need both your Scan N Cut machine, and a laptop with a working mouse. Optional: we will spend the last portion of the class doing a small rhinestone project. If you want to practice this method ( as opposed to just watching the demo), your Scan N Cut must already be set up for rhinestones or you must purchase the start-up kit for this purpose (available in our stores and on our website) Teacher: Helen Coco Class $40.00 Kit Fee: $6
Quilt Collage class using Laura Henie patterns 2 day class
Sat, Nov 03, 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Houston
This Class is Nothing but fun and Mary will have you putting your collage quilt together in no time. Using Laura Heine patterns and techniques, she will show you how to use Steam-a-Seam 2 Lite, fussy cutting techniques and fabric layers to create these unique, one-of-a-kind quilts. You can use any of the Laura Heine patterns and Allbrands has a variety of these cute patterns in stock class fee 60.00
All About Your 6 Needle Machine
Sat, Nov 03, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
New Orleans
New to the 6 Needle machine? Or just need a refresher? Or thinking about an upgrade from your single needle maqchine? This class is for all of you! Come familiarize yourself with some of the best features of our 6 needle machines and some of the ways it can make your embroidery life simpler and more efficient. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $40 Kit Fee: 0
New Owner's Class Embroidery Small Machines
Sat, Nov 03, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Teacher Deborah Lamartiniere: Bring Machine, Manual, and accessories. This class is for small embroidery Machines or sewing embroidery combo machines. You will need to bring at least one hoop with you to class.
Join us for Project Tuesday!
Tue, Nov 06, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Come join us on most Tuesdays in November and December. Bring your own project and/or choose from the attached list. Sit and Sew/Embroider with help from one of our teachers, and/or bring your Scan N Cut machine! Get those holiday projects done and have fun while you’re at it! Come when you’re ready and stay as long as you’d like; classroom and teacher will be available from 10:00am-5:00pm. If you choose one of our projects, we will have your kit ready for you when you arrive. Base Fee: $30 Kit Fee: $0-$15 depending on project Optional Lunch fee: $10 Minimum: 3 Maximum: 7
International Quilt Festival in Houston
Thu, Nov 08, 10:00 AM through through Sat, Nov 10, 05:00 PM
New Owner's Class Sewing Large Machines
Sat, Nov 10, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Teacher Deborah Lamartiniere: Bring your machine, manual, and accessories. This class is for Large Sewing and or Sewing/ Embroidery machine combo.
New Owner's Class Embroidery Large Machines
Sat, Nov 10, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Teacher Deborah Lamartiniere: Bring machine, manual and accessories. This class is for sewing/embroidery or embroidery only machines. Bring at least one hoop to class.
International Quilt Festival in Houston
Sun, Nov 11, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Brother New Owner Basic Mastery CANCELLED
Tue, Nov 13, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Small machines up to 3600.
Join us for Project Tuesday!
Tue, Nov 13, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Come join us on most Tuesdays in November and December. Bring your own project and/or choose from the attached list. Sit and Sew/Embroider with help from one of our teachers, and/or bring your Scan N Cut machine! Get those holiday projects done and have fun while you’re at it! Come when you’re ready and stay as long as you’d like; classroom and teacher will be available from 10:00am-5:00pm. If you choose one of our projects, we will have your kit ready for you when you arrive. Base Fee: $30 Kit Fee: $0-$15 depending on project Optional Lunch fee: $10 Minimum: 3 Maximum: 7
Brother New Owner Basic Mastery CANCELLED
Tue, Nov 13, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Machines 2400 and up
Brother New Owner Embroidery Mastery CANCELLED
Wed, Nov 14, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
small machines up to 3600
Brother New Owner Embroidery Mastery CANCELLED
Wed, Nov 14, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
machines 2200 and up
Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxon
Sat, Nov 17, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
The Embroidery Garden 1 DAY Embroidery Party! A party atmosphere filled with embroidery techniques and more! Come meet Embroidery Expert and Designer Reen Wilcoxson for a day of hands on sit and sew instruction. You will be guided step by step through 3 projects that Reen has hand picked out of her Embroidery Garden collection. You will do a total of 3 projects for this class. Reen will have two exclusive designs that you will stitch out that haven't been released to the public yet. click here to sign up
Embroidery 101 - Intro to Machine Embroidery
Sat, Nov 17, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
This is the perfect class for beginners! We will discuss the tools you need for successful embroidery. We will cover machine safety, hooping, and basic supplies needed such as stabilizer, thread and needles. Our class project will be a holiday themed towel. Class fee $35.00 Kit fee: $6 Minimum of 3 Maximum of 10.
Embroidery Applique for Beginners
Sat, Nov 17, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, we will applique on a hand towel. Please note: This class is for those new to applique, but who are familiar with their own embroidery machine. You should be able to easily thread your machine (including bobbin) and perform basic hooping before attending this class! For this class, we typically do a holiday themed design - bring your own threads if you desire. You will need to bring: Your embroidery machine, 5x7/4x4 hoop, stabilizer, USB stick, small thread scissors, applique scissors (strongly recommended). Class fee: $30 Kit fee: $10 Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxon
Sun, Nov 18, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
The Embroidery Garden 1 DAY Embroidery Party! A party atmosphere filled with embroidery techniques and more! Come meet Embroidery Expert and Designer Reen Wilcoxson for a day of hands on sit and sew instruction. You will be guided step by step through 3 projects that Reen has hand picked out of her Embroidery Garden collection. You will do a total of 3 projects for this class. Reen will have two exclusive designs that you will stitch out that haven't been released to the public yet. click here to sign up
Brother New Owner PR Mastery
Mon, Nov 19, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
This class is free to owners who purchased the machine from Allbrands This class teaches the basic skills to get started using your Multi-needle machine. You are not required to bring your machine as the class will be taught using our floor model.
Basic Computer Skills for Machine Embroidery
Sat, Nov 24, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
By popular demand, we are now offering a class focused totally on computer skills need for machine embroidery! Come to this class to learn what you need to know to manage your embroidery design collection, navigate the web to purchase, download, and unzip files, and transfer designs to a usb stick and/or external hard drive (if you use one). You will need to bring your laptop, a usb stick and your external hard drive (if you have one). You can come to this class whether you have a Mac or a PC (Windows), and regardless of which embroidery software you decide to use. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class: $50 No kit fee! Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
Feather Weight Sewing Bee
Sat, Nov 24, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Embrilliance Essentials - A to Z
Sat, Nov 24, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class you will learn how to merge designs, work with fonts, and work with the Stitch Simulator and the Thread Palette. This is a comprehensive overview of the Essentials software. You will need to bring your laptop loaded with your software, a usb stick and your external hard drive (if you have one), AND A WORKING MOUSE FOR YOUR LAPTOP! Also, please bring about 10 spools of embroidery thread of any brand/s. To take this class, you must have either taken our Computer Skills class or be familiar with all of the computer skills covered in that class. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee:$50 No kit fee! Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10  
N.O. Design Center Mastery
Mon, Nov 26, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
For 8500,8550, and PRX1050
Join us for Project Tuesday!
Tue, Nov 27, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Come join us on most Tuesdays in November and December. Bring your own project and/or choose from the attached list. Sit and Sew/Embroider with help from one of our teachers, and/or bring your Scan N Cut machine! Get those holiday projects done and have fun while you’re at it! Come when you’re ready and stay as long as you’d like; classroom and teacher will be available from 10:00am-5:00pm. If you choose one of our projects, we will have your kit ready for you when you arrive. Base Fee: $30 Kit Fee: $0-$15 depending on project Optional Lunch fee: $10 Minimum: 3 Maximum: 7
Brother New Owner Basic Mastery
Tue, Nov 27, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Small machines up to 3600.
Brother New Owner Basic Mastery
Tue, Nov 27, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Machines 2400 and up
Reserved for Private Class
Wed, Nov 28, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
A group of friends has reserved our classroom and our teacher's services for a private class on making Christmas Tree Skirts. If you'd like to put a group together and do the same, please call the store at (225) 923-1260 and ask for Helen.
Brother New Owner Embroidery Mastery
Wed, Nov 28, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
small machines up to 3600
Brother New Owner Embroidery Mastery
Wed, Nov 28, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
machines 2200 and up
Kimberbell Merry and Bright 2 Day Embroidery Event
Fri, Nov 30, 08:00 AM through through Sat, Dec 01, 05:00 PM
Houston
Get festive and celebrate machine embroidery addiction! Enjoy six exclusive projects to deck your halls or gift for others to create in just two days. Create a quilted wreath pillow, gingerbread cinch sack, a fully-lined peppermint twist zipper pouch, and a few other projects. Cue the holiday playlist, Improve your embroidery skills, learn new techniques, and brighten your holiday with Kimberbell. Click Here to Register! Multiple Locations and Dates! Click Here for more information and to Register!
New Owner PR Machine
Fri, Nov 30, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Teacher Deborah Lamartiniere: Bring manual, notebook and Pen. This class is for learning the multi needle embroidery Machine.
ScanNCut Beginner Basics
Sat, Dec 01, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New to the ScanNCut2 - or have one that's been in your closet for awhile? This class is for you! Learn the ins and out of your ScanNCut CM650W machine. We will work primarily with paper and adhesive vinyl in this class, and practice with the features included on your machine. You'll go home with 2 completed projects of your very own. Class Fee: $40.00 Kit Fee: $6 Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco
ScanNCut #2 - Intermediate
Sat, Dec 01, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, we will explore the ScanNCut Canvas and the features available to you in creating, editing, and using designs from the internet. We will practice using the ScanNCut to create one project with heat transfer vinyl, and we will cut some fabric as well. You will need your ScanNCut machine, and a laptop. Class Fee: $40 Kit Fee: $6 Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco
Join us for Project Tuesday!
Tue, Dec 04, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Come join us on most Tuesdays in November and December. Bring your own project and/or choose from the attached list. Sit and Sew/Embroider with help from one of our teachers, and/or bring your Scan N Cut machine! Get those holiday projects done and have fun while you’re at it! Come when you’re ready and stay as long as you’d like; classroom and teacher will be available from 10:00am-5:00pm. If you choose one of our projects, we will have your kit ready for you when you arrive. Base Fee: $30 Kit Fee: $0-$15 depending on project Optional Lunch fee: $10 Minimum: 3 Maximum: 7
Scan n Cut Basic 101
Wed, Dec 05, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee $45.00 minimum 3 students Ok now I have it...what do I do with it ??? Basic class for those of you who have one and want to learn to use it.
Scan n Cut project class
Thu, Dec 06, 12:10 AM - 12:12 AM
San Antonio West Ave.
Holly-Etched Candle Holder Class fee $30.00 minimum 3 students Canvas Workspace project #00270 Glass candle holder (3.15" diameter/ 3.54" high) Etching cream Rubber gloves
Kimberbell Merry and Bright 2 Day Embroidery Event
Fri, Dec 07, 08:00 AM through through Sat, Dec 08, 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Get festive and celebrate machine embroidery addiction! Enjoy six exclusive projects to deck your halls or gift for others to create in just two days. Create a quilted wreath pillow, gingerbread cinch sack, a fully-lined peppermint twist zipper pouch, and a few other projects. Cue the holiday playlist, Improve your embroidery skills, learn new techniques, and brighten your holiday with Kimberbell. Click Here to Register! Multiple Locations and Dates! Click Here for more information and to Register!
Brother BES Lettering Software Laptop Loaded* Educational Event by Penny
Fri, Dec 07, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Houston
Come Join Penny Muncaster-Jewell, software instructor, in the AllBrands Houston store for a one day hands on computer seminar designed to teach you how to get the most out of your BES4 Dream Edition Software program laptop class. *Bring your laptop already loaded with BES4 Installed. Click Here to Register!
Brother PEDesign 11 *Laptop Loaded Quickstart Kickstart Class with Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Sat, Dec 08, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Houston
Come join Penny Muncaster-Jewell PE-DESIGN instructor & Allbrands for a day of PE-DESIGN 10 training to start you on your way with your software. Covers editing, Lettering and the Design Database. *Bring your laptop already loaded with PEDesign 11 Full Version or with PE Design 10. Click Here to Register!
Join us for Project Tuesday!
Tue, Dec 11, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Come join us on most Tuesdays in November and December. Bring your own project and/or choose from the attached list. Sit and Sew/Embroider with help from one of our teachers, and/or bring your Scan N Cut machine! Get those holiday projects done and have fun while you’re at it! Come when you’re ready and stay as long as you’d like; classroom and teacher will be available from 10:00am-5:00pm. If you choose one of our projects, we will have your kit ready for you when you arrive. Base Fee: $30 Kit Fee: $0-$15 depending on project Optional Lunch fee: $10 Minimum: 3 Maximum: 7
Join us for Project Tuesday!
Tue, Dec 18, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Come join us on most Tuesdays in November and December. Bring your own project and/or choose from the attached list. Sit and Sew/Embroider with help from one of our teachers, and/or bring your Scan N Cut machine! Get those holiday projects done and have fun while you’re at it! Come when you’re ready and stay as long as you’d like; classroom and teacher will be available from 10:00am-5:00pm. If you choose one of our projects, we will have your kit ready for you when you arrive. Base Fee: $30 Kit Fee: $0-$15 depending on project Optional Lunch fee: $10 Minimum: 3 Maximum: 7
Kimberbell Welcome Home 2 Day Embroidery Event
Fri, Jan 25, 08:00 AM through through Sat, Jan 26, 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Kimberbell's quality shines in the stitching details and simplicity of our instructions. Directions for event projects show icons and settings from THE Dream Machine 2 . Event Participants learn innovative applique and piecing in-the-hoop, multi-hooping techniques, and get to use tons of the Dream Machine 2's dreamy features! Click Here to Register! Multiple Locations and Dates! Click Here for more information and to Register!
Kimberbell Welcome Home 2 Day Embroidery Event
Fri, Feb 01, 08:00 AM through through Sat, Feb 02, 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Kimberbell's quality shines in the stitching details and simplicity of our instructions. Directions for event projects show icons and settings from THE Dream Machine 2 . Event Participants learn innovative applique and piecing in-the-hoop, multi-hooping techniques, and get to use tons of the Dream Machine 2's dreamy features! Click Here to Register! Multiple Locations and Dates! Click Here for more information and to Register!