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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SEPTEMBER 9 - HOUSTON NOVEMBER 18 - SAN ANTONIO WEST AVE

Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxon

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SEPTEMBER 13-15 LAKE CHARLES CIVIC CENTER

Everything Embroidery Market: Hosted by Allbrands.com

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SEPTEMBER 21 - SEPTEMBER 22

PEDesign 10 Digitizing & BES 4 Lettering Software Classes with Penny Muncaster-Jewell! - Houston

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STARTING SEPTEMBER 22

Kimberbell Designs 2 Day Embroidery Events
Multiple Locations

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October 11 & 13

Jerry Granata's Brother Dream Quilting Fabric Tour - October 11th: Houston Texas October 13th: San Antonio

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ALL STORES, AUGUST 4 - NOVEMBER 3!

Unleash Your Creativity! Scan-n-Cut Class with Darlene Powell

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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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Upcoming Classes & Events

September 2018

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Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)Bernina New Owner Guide ClassBasic Computer Skills for Machine EmbroideryBrother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
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Basic Computer Skills for Machine Embroidery
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Scan n Cut Basic 101Embrilliance Essentials - A to Z
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PR101 Guide Class
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Embroidery Garden Party with Reen WilcoxonQuilting Sew-cial with Lorraine
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Sassy Quilter'sLong Arm ClassBrother New Owner Basic Mastery Quilting Club - Gypsy Wife QuiltBrother New Owner Basic Mastery
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Embrilliance Software - Enthusiast Module
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Everything Embroidery Retreat - Lake Charles, LA
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Everything Embroidery Retreat - Lake Charles, LA
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Everything Embroidery Retreat - Lake Charles, LABrother New Owner Guide Class #1 & #2 for mid-size machines (Sewing)Feather Weight Sewing BeeQuilting Club - Gypsy Wife QuiltBrother New Owner Guide Class #3 Embroidery for (Mid-Size) Single Needle Machines.
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Brother New Owner Embroidery MasteryBrother New Owner Embroidery Mastery
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Basic Computer Skills for Machine EmbroideryDreamDesign Creation (Digitizing) for Beginners - Using Stitch Artist 1 by Embrilliance
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Scan n Cut RhinestonesBrother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
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Embroidery ClubEmbrilliance Software - Alpha Tricks
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Brother BES Lettering Software Laptop Loaded* Educational Event by Penny Muncaster-Jewell
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Unleash your creativity! Scan-N-Cut class with Darlene PowellBrother PEDesign 10 Quickstart Kickstart Class with Penny Muncaster-JewellBrother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)Embroidery ClubRed Hat Society
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PR101 Guide ClassEmbrilliance Essentials - A to ZBrother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)
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Design Creation (Digitizing) for Beginners - Using Stitch Artist 1 by EmbrillianceChristmas purse - In the Hoop Project
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Kimberbell Too Cute To Spook 2 Day Embroidery EventBrother New Owner Class #1 & #2 for Small Model Machines (Sewing)Brother New Owner Guide Class #3 Embroidery for (Small) Single Needle Machines.
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Kimberbell Too Cute To Spook 2 Day Embroidery EventUnleash your creativity! Scan-N-Cut class with Darlene Powell
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Kimberbell Too Cute To Spook 2 Day Embroidery EventNew Owner's Class Sewing Small MachinesNew Owner's Class Embroidery Small Machines
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XP1 Luminaire Guide ClassNew Owner's Class Sewing Large MachinesNew Owner's Class Embroidery Large Machines
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Embroidery 101 - Intro to Machine EmbroideryNew XP1 class #2Embroidery Applique for Beginners
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Log Cabin Quilt Block - For BeginnersNew XP1 Class #3Project Class - Create a Reading Pillow - 4hr class
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Brother Dream Quilting Frame Tour
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Quilt Collage Class Using Laura Heine Patterns 2 day classEmbroidery 101 - Intro to Machine EmbroideryEmbrilliance Software - Enthusiast Module
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Quilt Collage class using Laura Henie patterns 2 day classApplique for BeginnersBrother Dream Quilting Frame TourEmbrilliance Software - Alpha Tricks
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Create an Adorable Halloween Bib - In the Hoop Project!Christmas purse - In the Hoop ProjectBrother New Owner Embroidery MasteryBrother New Owner Embroidery Mastery
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Halloween ProjectHalloween Project
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Kimberbell Merry and Bright 2 Day Embroidery EventNew Owner's Class for PR (Multi Needle) Class
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Kimberbell Merry and Bright 2 Day Embroidery EventBasic Computer Skills for Machine EmbroideryEmbrilliance Essentials - A to Z
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Brother New Owner PR Mastery
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Halloween ProjectHi-Top Purse - In-the-hoop project class
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ScanNCut Beginner BasicsScanNCut #2 - Intermediate
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Design Creation (Digitizing) for Beginners - Using Stitch Artist 1 by Embrilliance
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Embrilliance Software - Enthusiast ModuleFeather Weight Sewing BeeEmbrilliance Software - Alpha Tricks
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Project Class - Create a Hooded Towel
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Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)
Sat, Sep 01, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston
Bernina New Owner Guide Class
Sat, Sep 01, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New Owners of Bernina Machines Bring your machine and accessories Teacher: Karen Canizaro
Basic Computer Skills for Machine Embroidery
Sat, Sep 01, 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
New Orleans
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
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
Sat, Sep 01, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Basic Computer Skills for Machine Embroidery
Tue, Sep 04, 10:00 AM - 01:00 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
Scan n Cut Basic 101
Wed, Sep 05, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee $45.00 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.
Embrilliance Essentials - A to Z
Wed, Sep 05, 10:00 AM - 01:00 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
PR101 Guide Class
Thu, Sep 06, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxon
Sat, Sep 08, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
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
Quilting Sew-cial with Lorraine
Sat, Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Join our award winning super Quilter Lorraine every third Saturday 10-1. Bring a project or something you want help with. OR join a small group that will be doing a Block of the Month. Either way come for three hours of quilting pleasure!
Sassy Quilter's
Mon, Sep 10, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Quilt group.
Long Arm Class
Mon, Sep 10, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
This class will introduce you to the long arm and prepare the student for rental of the machine for $25 per hour at the store. We will cover loading the quilt, all manual operations of the long arm and the robotics program. We will also cover maintenance of the machine. The class fee is $99.00
Brother New Owner Basic Mastery
Mon, Sep 10, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Small machines up to NQ1300PRW
Quilting Club - Gypsy Wife Quilt
Mon, Sep 10, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Slidell
Brother New Owner Basic Mastery
Mon, Sep 10, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Large machines VQ2400-8550
Embrilliance Software - Enthusiast Module
Wed, Sep 12, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
“Enthusiast” is the component of the Embrilliance embroidery software that allows you to quickly and easily edit designs that others have created and/or that you have purchased elsewhere. Enthusiast also gives you the ability to use a Knockdown Stitch (when embroidering on towels or other fabrics with a thick pile), gives you the ability to split monograms or designs, to save your designs in a picture format, and much, much more! Sign up today to learn about these features and make your embroidery life simpler! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $50 Kit fee: $0 (Enthusiast is available in our store and/or on our website if you have yet to purchase it)
Everything Embroidery Retreat - Lake Charles, LA
Thu, Sep 13, 12:00 AM through through Sat, Sep 15, 12:00 AM
Brother New Owner Guide Class #1 & #2 for mid-size machines (Sewing)
Sat, Sep 15, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New Owner Guide Class for Brother Sewing Only and Combo Machines Teacher: Deborah Lamartiniere
Feather Weight Sewing Bee
Sat, Sep 15, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Quilting Club - Gypsy Wife Quilt
Sat, Sep 15, 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Slidell
Brother New Owner Guide Class #3 Embroidery for (Mid-Size) Single Needle Machines.
Sat, Sep 15, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Brother New Owner Guide Class #3 Embroidery for (Mid-Size) Single Needle Machines. Teacher: Deborah Lamartiniere
Brother New Owner Embroidery Mastery
Mon, Sep 17, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Small machines to 3600D
Brother New Owner Embroidery Mastery
Mon, Sep 17, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Large machines VE2200-8550
Basic Computer Skills for Machine Embroidery
Tue, Sep 18, 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
Dream
Tue, Sep 18, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Design Creation (Digitizing) for Beginners - Using Stitch Artist 1 by Embrilliance
Tue, Sep 18, 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
New Orleans
In this class, you will learn the basics of creating your own embroidery stitch files. We will use the Embrilliance Stitch Artist, Level 1, which is "designed for a hobby embroiderer who needs to be able to create stitches without going into debt or spending much computer time". We will be working to create one satin filled design and one applique design. Students must bring their laptop or computer, and MUST BRING A WORKING MOUSE. You must also already have the Stitch Artist 1 software loaded to your computer. If you are unsure whether digitizing and/or Stitch Artist is for you, you can download the demo version of Stitch Artist 1 from embrilliance.com, but please be aware that you will not be able to save whatever you create with the demo version. Class fee: $50.00 Teacher: Helen Coco If you don't already own this software, it is available from AllBrands. You may purchase the software from the store when you call or come in to register.
Scan n Cut Rhinestones
Wed, Sep 19, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
$45.00 Learn how to cut templates to bling up your projects.
Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)
Wed, Sep 19, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
Wed, Sep 19, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Houston
Embroidery Club
Thu, Sep 20, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Slidell
Embrilliance Software - Alpha Tricks
Thu, Sep 20, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Alpha Tricks is the component of the Embrilliance embroidery software that specializes in working with fonts. Have you quickly assembled so many fonts that it’s hard to find what you are looking for? Alpha Tricks will help you rename and reorganize fonts that you’ve already purchased and from that point forward, you will be set! Alpha Tricks also gives you additional options that make it easier to work with fonts in your designs, including Monograms. Sign up today to learn about these features and make your embroidery life simpler! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $50 Kit fee: $0 (Alpha Tricks is available in our store and/or on our website if you have yet to purchase it)
Brother BES Lettering Software Laptop Loaded* Educational Event by Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Fri, Sep 21, 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!
Unleash your creativity! Scan-N-Cut class with Darlene Powell
Sat, Sep 22, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to spend a day with one of the nations best Scan-N-Cut educators. Gain valuable knowledge and experience. Leave inspired with new unique techniques, projects, memories, and most of all, make new friends. You'll learn the secrets and tips to creating one of a kind projects.
Brother PEDesign 10 Quickstart Kickstart Class with Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Sat, Sep 22, 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 10 Full Version or with PE Design with 10 Upgrade Installed. Click Here to Register!
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)
Sat, Sep 22, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston
Embroidery Club
Sat, Sep 22, 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Slidell
Red Hat Society
Sat, Sep 22, 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Chemo port pillows. Sewing project in collaboration with GSA.
PR101 Guide Class
Mon, Sep 24, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Embrilliance Essentials - A to Z
Mon, Sep 24, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
New Orleans
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
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)
Mon, Sep 24, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Design Creation (Digitizing) for Beginners - Using Stitch Artist 1 by Embrilliance
Tue, Sep 25, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, you will learn the basics of creating your own embroidery stitch files. We will use the Embrilliance Stitch Artist, Level 1, which is "designed for a hobby embroiderer who needs to be able to create stitches without going into debt or spending much computer time". We will be working to create one satin filled design and one applique design. Students must bring their laptop or computer, and MUST BRING A WORKING MOUSE. You must also already have the Stitch Artist 1 software loaded to your computer. If you are unsure whether digitizing and/or Stitch Artist is for you, you can download the demo version of Stitch Artist 1 from embrilliance.com, but please be aware that you will not be able to save whatever you create with the demo version. Class fee: $50.00 Teacher: Helen Coco If you don't already own this software, it is available from AllBrands. You may purchase the software from the store when you call or come in to register.
Christmas purse - In the Hoop Project
Tue, Sep 25, 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Baton Rouge
Save the date - Details to follow soon!
Kimberbell Too Cute To Spook 2 Day Embroidery Event
Fri, Sep 28, 08:00 AM through through Sat, Sep 29, 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
On the haunt for some machine embroidery fun? Frankly my dear, you can’t miss this spook-tacular event. Make six exclusive spooky cute event projects to trick out your manor or just treat a friend. Create an adorable monster munch cinch sack, quilted pumpkin candle mat, a zipper pouch any witch would want and a few others. Improve your embroidery skills, learn new techniques, and have a fa-boo-lous time! Click Here to Register! Multiple Locations and Dates! Click Here for more information and to Register!
Brother New Owner Class #1 & #2 for Small Model Machines (Sewing)
Fri, Sep 28, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Brother New Owner Class #1 & #2 forSmall models of Brother Sewing Only and Combo Machines. Teacher: Deborah Lamartiniere Bring machine & cords, manual, all attachments, scissors, thread, highlighter, pen and paper.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #3 Embroidery for (Small) Single Needle Machines.
Fri, Sep 28, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Brother New Owner Guide Class #3 Embroidery for (Small) Single Needle Machines. Teacher: Deborah Lamartiniere
Unleash your creativity! Scan-N-Cut class with Darlene Powell
Sat, Sep 29, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to spend a day with one of the nations best Scan-N-Cut educators. Gain valuable knowledge and experience. Leave inspired with new unique techniques, projects, memories, and most of all, make new friends. You'll learn the secrets and tips to creating one of a kind projects.
Brother New Owner Basic Mastery
Mon, Oct 01, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Small machines up to NQ1300PRW
Brother New Owner Basic Mastery
Mon, Oct 01, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Large machines VQ2400-8550
Kimberbell Too Cute To Spook 2 Day Embroidery Event
Fri, Oct 05, 08:00 AM through through Sat, Oct 06, 05:00 PM
New Orleans
On the haunt for some machine embroidery fun? Frankly my dear, you can’t miss this spook-tacular event. Make six exclusive spooky cute event projects to trick out your manor or just treat a friend. Create an adorable monster munch cinch sack, quilted pumpkin candle mat, a zipper pouch any witch would want and a few others. Improve your embroidery skills, learn new techniques, and have a fa-boo-lous time! Click Here to Register! Multiple Locations and Dates! Click Here for more information and to Register!
New Owner's Class Sewing Small Machines
Sat, Oct 06, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Teacher Deborah Lamartiniere: Bring your machine, manual, and accessories. Brother New Owner Class #1 & #2 forSmall models of Brother Sewing Only and Combo Machines.
New Owner's Class Embroidery Small Machines
Sat, Oct 06, 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.
XP1 Luminaire Guide Class
Mon, Oct 08, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Come Learn your New XP1 class #1
New Owner's Class Sewing Large Machines
Mon, Oct 08, 10:00 AM - 01:00 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
Mon, Oct 08, 02:00 PM - 03:00 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.
Embroidery 101 - Intro to Machine Embroidery
Tue, Oct 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 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.
New XP1 class #2
Tue, Oct 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Embroidery Applique for Beginners
Tue, Oct 09, 01:30 PM - 04:30 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 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 scissors, applique scissors (strongly recommended). Class fee: $30 Kit fee: $10 Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
Log Cabin Quilt Block - For Beginners
Wed, Oct 10, 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, you will learn how to use strip quilting techniques to create 4 mini log cabin blocks, which will then be sewn together to make your choice - either a pillow or wall hanging! Once you register, you will receive a call from the instructor regarding choosing your fabrics, and your kit will be ready and waiting for you on the day of class. Geared to those who are familiar with sewing but new to quilting. Bring your sewing machine with a walking foot attachment plus basic sewing tools (scissors, pins, ruler). If you prefer to serge your pieces together, bring your serger as well. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $35 Kit fee: $12
New XP1 Class #3
Wed, Oct 10, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Project Class - Create a Reading Pillow - 4hr class
Wed, Oct 10, 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Learn to create a reading pillow - the perfect gift for any occasion! Design choices will include options for younger children and teens; details TBA. Because you will need both your embroidery machine and a sewing machine, space will be limited, so sign up soon! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $40 Kit Fee: $12
Brother Dream Quilting Frame Tour
Thu, Oct 11, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
In his lecture/demonstration Jerry will demonstrate the ease of use of the DREAM FABRIC FRAME and he will share a bunch of tips and tricks on his 40 years of quilting. Come and see for yourself this extremely convenient solution to get into long-arming. This Fabric management system will not take half of your living area away =). Hope you can make it. Join us with Jerry Granata premier Brother Educator and a 1st Prize Winner in his category for Fly Me To The Moon at the Houston Quilt Festival, in this lecture/demonstration, as we explore the creative features on the Brother DREAM FABRIC FRAME and DQLT15" Longarm Machine..
Quilt Collage Class Using Laura Heine Patterns 2 day class
Fri, Oct 12, 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
Embroidery 101 - Intro to Machine Embroidery
Fri, Oct 12, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
New Orleans
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.
Embrilliance Software - Enthusiast Module
Fri, Oct 12, 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
New Orleans
“Enthusiast” is the component of the Embrilliance embroidery software that allows you to quickly and easily edit designs that others have created and/or that you have purchased elsewhere. Enthusiast also gives you the ability to use a knockdown stitch (when embroidering on towels or other fabrics with a thick pile), gives you the ability to split monograms or designs, to save your designs in a picture format, and much, much more! Sign up today to learn about these features and make your embroidery life simpler! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $50 Kit fee: $0 (Enthusiast is available in our store and/or on our website if you have yet to purchase it)
Quilt Collage class using Laura Henie patterns 2 day class
Sat, Oct 13, 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
Applique for Beginners
Sat, Oct 13, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
New Orleans
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 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 scissors, applique scissors (strongly recommended). Class fee: $30 Kit fee: $10 Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
Brother Dream Quilting Frame Tour
Sat, Oct 13, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
In his lecture/demonstration Jerry will demonstrate the ease of use of the DREAM FABRIC FRAME and he will share a bunch of tips and tricks on his 40 years of quilting. Come and see for yourself this extremely convenient solution to get into long-arming. This Fabric management system will not take half of your living area away =). Hope you can make it. Join us with Jerry Granata premier Brother Educator and a 1st Prize Winner in his category for Fly Me To The Moon at the Houston Quilt Festival, in this lecture/demonstration, as we explore the creative features on the Brother DREAM FABRIC FRAME and DQLT15" Longarm Machine..
Embrilliance Software - Alpha Tricks
Sat, Oct 13, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
New Orleans
Alpha Tricks is the component of the Embrilliance embroidery software that specializes in working with fonts. Have you quickly assembled so many fonts that it’s hard to find what you are looking for? Alpha Tricks will help you rename and reorganize fonts that you’ve already purchased and from that point forward, you will be set! Alpha Tricks also gives you additional options that make it easier to work with fonts in your designs, including Monograms. Sign up today to learn about these features and make your embroidery life simpler! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $50 Kit fee: $0 (Alpha Tricks is available in our store and/or on our website if you have yet to purchase it)
Create an Adorable Halloween Bib - In the Hoop Project!
Mon, Oct 15, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
New Orleans
Save the Date - Details and Picture coming soon!
Christmas purse - In the Hoop Project
Mon, Oct 15, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
New Orleans
Save the date - Details and Pictures to follow soon!
Brother New Owner Embroidery Mastery
Mon, Oct 15, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Small machines to 3600D
Brother New Owner Embroidery Mastery
Mon, Oct 15, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Large machines VE2200-8550
Halloween Project
Wed, Oct 17, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Save the Date - details and pictures to follow!
Halloween Project
Wed, Oct 17, 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Baton Rouge
Save the Date - details and pictures to follow!
Kimberbell Merry and Bright 2 Day Embroidery Event
Fri, Oct 19, 08:00 AM through through Sat, Oct 20, 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
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's Class for PR (Multi Needle) Class
Fri, Oct 19, 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.
Basic Computer Skills for Machine Embroidery
Sat, Oct 20, 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
Embrilliance Essentials - A to Z
Sat, Oct 20, 12:30 PM - 03:30 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  
Brother New Owner PR Mastery
Mon, Oct 22, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
This class is free to owners who purchased the machine from Allbrands, cost is $99.00 if purchased elsewhere. 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.
Halloween Project
Tue, Oct 23, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Save the Date - Details and Pictures to follow!
Hi-Top Purse - In-the-hoop project class
Tue, Oct 23, 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Baton Rouge
You will need your embroidery machine, 5 x 7 hoop, applique scissors, and the following threads: white, black, silver (metallic if you like) and blue (can be any shade from light to royal, or variegated). Finished size of purse/wallet is 5 x 7". Class fee: $30.00 Kit fee: $10.00 Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco
ScanNCut Beginner Basics
Wed, Oct 24, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New to the ScanNCut2 - this class is for you! Learn the ins and out of your ScanNCut CM650W machine. We will work primarily with paper and 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. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $40.00 Kit Fee: $6
ScanNCut #2 - Intermediate
Wed, Oct 24, 01:30 PM - 04:30 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 work with fabric, and we will create one project using heat transfer vinyl. You will need your ScanNCut machine, a laptop, and a working mouse. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $40 Kit Fee: $6
Design Creation (Digitizing) for Beginners - Using Stitch Artist 1 by Embrilliance
Fri, Oct 26, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, you will learn the basics of creating your own embroidery stitch files. We will use the Embrilliance Stitch Artist, Level 1, which is "designed for a hobby embroiderer who needs to be able to create stitches without going into debt or spending much computer time". We will be working to create one satin filled design and one applique design. Students must bring their laptop or computer, and MUST BRING A WORKING MOUSE. You must also already have the Stitch Artist 1 software loaded to your computer. If you are unsure whether digitizing and/or Stitch Artist is for you, you can download the demo version of Stitch Artist 1 from embrilliance.com, but please be aware that you will not be able to save whatever you create with the demo version. Class fee: $50.00 Teacher: Helen Coco If you don't already own this software, it is available from AllBrands. You may purchase the software from the store when you call or come in to register.
Embrilliance Software - Enthusiast Module
Sat, Oct 27, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
“Enthusiast” is the component of the Embrilliance embroidery software that allows you to quickly and easily edit designs that others have created and/or that you have purchased elsewhere. Enthusiast also gives you the ability to use a knockdown stitch (when embroidering on towels or other fabrics with a thick pile), gives you the ability to split monograms or designs, to save your designs in a picture format, and much, much more! Sign up today to learn about these features and make your embroidery life simpler! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $50 Kit fee: $0 (Enthusiast is available in our store and/or on our website if you have yet to purchase it)
Feather Weight Sewing Bee
Sat, Oct 27, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Embrilliance Software - Alpha Tricks
Sat, Oct 27, 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Baton Rouge
Alpha Tricks is the component of the Embrilliance embroidery software that specializes in working with fonts. Have you quickly assembled so many fonts that it’s hard to find what you are looking for? Alpha Tricks will help you rename and reorganize fonts that you’ve already purchased and from that point forward, you will be set! Alpha Tricks also gives you additional options that make it easier to work with fonts in your designs, including Monograms. Sign up today to learn about these features and make your embroidery life simpler! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $50 Kit fee: $0 (Alpha Tricks is available in our store and/or on our website if you have yet to purchase it)
Project Class - Create a Hooded Towel
Tue, Oct 30, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Learn how to create a wonderful child or toddler sized hooded towel! Choose from several different appliques of animal faces. Bring your embroidery machine and sewing machine, or arrange to borrow from the store. Bring your basic sewing/embroidery supplies (scissors, pins, seam ripper, etc.). Towels and fabrics will be provided by kit fee. Class fee: $30 Kit fee: $12 Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco
International Quilt Festival in Houston
Thu, Nov 08, 10:00 AM through through Sat, Nov 10, 05:00 PM
International Quilt Festival in Houston
Sun, Nov 11, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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
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!
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!