Baton Rouge

At the corner of Highland and Old Jefferson Hwy. just north of Airline Hwy.
(225) 923-1260
10am to 4pm Tuesday - Saturday
(Curbside Only - Temporary Hours)
View Class Calendar

New Orleans

Across from Paretti Mazda in the two story pink building
(504) 888-4952
10am to 4pm Tuesday - Saturday
(Curbside Only - Temporary Hours)
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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 4pm Tuesday - Saturday
(Max 3 In-Store Shoppers- Temporary Hours)
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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 people in-store, including employees. Call for curbside service)
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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 4pm Tuesday - Saturday
(Curbside Only - Temporary Hours)
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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 4pm Monday - Saturday
(Max 10 In-Store - Temporary Hours)
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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 4pm: Tuesday - Saturday
(Max 10 In-Store - Temporary Hours)
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Anita Goodesign University Events 2020

2 Day In the Hoop Hands On Event
June 26-27, 2020 Creative Sewing Store
August 7-8, 2020 LSU Campus

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Garden Party Spree with OESD

2 Day Embroidery Events in All Stores
June 5-6, 2020 Baton Rouge (SOLD OUT)
June 12-13, 2020 Metairie Store

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Embroidery Garden Party 2020

Featuring work on Brother Dream Machine, XP1, ScanNCut, and My Design Center
June 19 or 20, 2020 Baton Rouge Store
July 17 or 18, 2020 Houston Store
July 31 or August 1, 2020 San Antonio Store

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DIME Stitch Lab 2020
The Formula For Embroidery Fun

Two Day Hands On Embroidery Event
August 14-15, 2020 Baton Rouge Store
August 28-29, 2020 Houston Store
September 18-19, 2020 San Antonio Store

Upcoming Classes & Events

May 2020

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Embroidery with Confidence - CANCELLED
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New Owner Basic #1 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
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Join Our Sit & Stitch!New Owner Basic #2 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULEDBEGIN TO QUILT Class 7 of 8 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
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Scan n Cut Basic 101 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
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MEMORY BEAR CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULEDLVQG Sit n Sew - Cancelled
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MEMORY BEAR CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULEDEmbroidery Club
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Beginning Quilting Class Week 3 of 4 - CANCELLED
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New Owner Embroidery CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
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Join Our Sit & Stitch! - CANCELLED New Owner PR CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULEDBEGIN TO QUILT Class 8 of 8 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
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New Owner Design Center 1050,XP1,XJ1,XE1 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
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PR101 Guide Class - CANCELLED
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CANCELLED - Garden Party Spree by OESD 2 Day Hands on Brother Dream & XP1 Luminaire Embroidery Event
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CANCELLED - Garden Party Spree by OESD 2 Day Hands on Brother Dream & XP1 Luminaire Embroidery EventCANCELLED - Kimberbell Vintage Flora Spark 4 Hour Machine Embroidery Event
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Beginning Quilting Class Week 4 of 4 - CANCELLED
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Join Our Sit & Stitch! - CANCELLED
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CANCELLED - Garden Party Spree by OESD 2 Day Hands on Brother Dream & XP1 Luminaire Embroidery Event
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Embroidery with Confidence - CANCELLED
Sat, May 02, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
No specific supplies are needed; please bring a pen and paper if you want to take notes. This is the WHAT, WHEN & WHY on machine embroidery basics. There will be an embroidery machine in the class for instructor use; you will not need to bring your machine. This is a lecture class covering topics such as needle types and when to use them; different types of materials that can be used; types of stabilizers, backings and toppers as well as hooping placement. This is a basic embroidery class for beginners. It not machine specific. Note: This is not a machine guide class. The instructor will not be able to show you how to use your machine. One 4 hour class for $79.99.
New Owner Basic #1 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Mon, May 04, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
This is a NEW MACHINE BASIC class for new owners of BROTHER Machines (Pacesetter- Stellaire). There is no charge for customers who purchased their machine from AllBrands within the last 12 months (you must provide your transaction number from your receipt when you register). This class is for sewing machines and sewing/ embroidery combo machines. Bring your machine, manual, and all sewing accessories, as well as a notebook and pen. You will need to bring thread and at least one empty bobbin. Instructor: Rosemary Castillo-Sartin
Join Our Sit & Stitch!
Tue, May 05, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Houston
AllBrands Houston welcomes the Sit and Stitch Bee on Tuesdays. We open our classroom for those who wish to come in and join in with the Sit and Stitch Bee held every Tuesday. All are welcome to join with like-minded individuals who come together to share ideas and to sew on ongoing projects.
New Owner Basic #2 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Tue, May 05, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
This is a NEW MACHINE BASIC class for new owners of BROTHER Machines (Pacesetter- Stellaire). There is no charge for customers who purchased their machine from AllBrands within the last 12 months (you must provide your transaction number from your receipt when you register). This class is for sewing machines and sewing/ embroidery combo machines. Bring your machine, manual, and all sewing accessories, as well as a notebook and pen. You will need to bring thread and at least one empty bobbin. Instructor: Rosemary Castillo-Sartin
BEGIN TO QUILT Class 7 of 8 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Tue, May 05, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
BEGIN TO QUILT Cost: $120 Dates: Tuesdays 2-5P (3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12) In this 8 week class, you will learn the basics of quilting and complete a baby quilt or wall hanging. We will cover the basics of using a sewing machine – so some knowledge of machine use will be a definite advantage. Progression of classes:  Basics of machine use  Rotary cutting  Accurate seams ( ¼” presser foot required)  Block #1 – Square in a Square ( you will make one in class and complete a second one at home)  Block #2 – Churn Dash (you will make one in class and complete a second one at home)  Sashing  Borders  Layering the quilt (completed top, batting, backing)  Basic machine quilting  Binding & labels Supply list available when you register
Scan n Cut Basic 101 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Wed, May 06, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
MEMORY BEAR CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Fri, May 08, 10:00 AM through through Sat, May 09, 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
MEMORY BEAR Cost: $60 Friday May 8 10a-1p & Saturday May 9 10a-1p This 2-day class is the perfect way to capture memories using a loved one's shirts or baby clothes. Basic sewing knowledge is required for this 2 day class. (4 students minimum) Supply list available when you register
LVQG Sit n Sew - Cancelled
Fri, May 08, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Houston
Working on Charity Quilts
Embroidery Club
Sat, May 09, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Slidell
Guess What!!! I'm so excited to welcome back Mrs. Donna Kilhmann who was President of our Original Embroidery Club. The club members will meet every 2nd Saturday of the month to create a new and amazing embroidery design.We are asking for all of our original members to come out and bring new members with you. The club is free and you only pay $10.00 for your kit. You must call and register for this club because kits has to be made for the members.
Beginning Quilting Class Week 3 of 4 - CANCELLED
Sun, May 10, 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Houston
You will make a 12 block sampler quilt. I will discuss color selection, proper rotary cutting, precision piecing, sashing and borders. You will make your backing and learn how to prepare your quilt to be quilted. You will need to pick up a class supply list from the store.
New Owner Embroidery CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Mon, May 11, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
This is an EMBROIDERY class for new owners of BROTHER Machines. There is no charge for customers who purchased their machine from AllBrands within the last 12 months (you must provide your transaction number from your receipt when you register). This class is for EMBROIDERY machines and sewing/embroidery combo machines. Bring Machine, Manual, and accessories, as well as a notebook and pen. You will need to bring at least one hoop with you to class and all accessories that came with your machine, as well as 40 weight embroidery thread and at least one empty bobbin. Instructor: Rosemary Castillo-Sartin
Join Our Sit & Stitch! - CANCELLED
Tue, May 12, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Houston
AllBrands Houston welcomes the Sit and Stitch Bee on Tuesdays. We open our classroom for those who wish to come in and join in with the Sit and Stitch Bee held every Tuesday. All are welcome to join with like-minded individuals who come together to share ideas and to sew on ongoing projects.
New Owner PR CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Tue, May 12, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
This class is for new owners of the Brother PR 670e or PR 1050X, 6 or 10 needle embroidery machines. We will cover all basic settings as well as basic cleaning and maintenance. Please bring your User Manual as well as a notebook and pen. There is no charge for customers who purchased their machine from AllBrands within the last 12 months (you must provide your transaction number from your receipt when you register). Instructor: Rosemary Castillo-Sartin
BEGIN TO QUILT Class 8 of 8 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Tue, May 12, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
BEGIN TO QUILT Cost: $120 Dates: Tuesdays 2-5P (3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12) In this 8 week class, you will learn the basics of quilting and complete a baby quilt or wall hanging. We will cover the basics of using a sewing machine – so some knowledge of machine use will be a definite advantage. Progression of classes:  Basics of machine use  Rotary cutting  Accurate seams ( ¼” presser foot required)  Block #1 – Square in a Square ( you will make one in class and complete a second one at home)  Block #2 – Churn Dash (you will make one in class and complete a second one at home)  Sashing  Borders  Layering the quilt (completed top, batting, backing)  Basic machine quilting  Binding & labels Supply list available when you register
New Owner Design Center 1050,XP1,XJ1,XE1 CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Wed, May 13, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
This class is for new owners of Dream Machine 2, Stellaire, Luminaire, or PR 1050X, 10 needle embroidery machines. We will cover all basic settings and functions of Design Center. Please bring your Machine, User Manual, Scan Mat, 5x7 hoop (Stellaire owners), as well as a notebook and pen. There is no charge for customers who purchased their machine from AllBrands within the last 12 months (you must provide your transaction number from your receipt when you register). Instructor: Rosemary Castillo-Sartin
PR101 Guide Class - CANCELLED
Thu, May 14, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
No specific supplies are needed; please bring a pen & paper if you want to take notes. Basic training on your Brother PR multi-needle machine. There will be an embroidery machine in the class for instructor use; you will not need to bring your machine. This is a lecture class covering topics such as setting up your machine, general maintenance, threading, placing hoops on the machine, screen editing, changing needles, setting thread tension and how to use the Snowman Marker. One 3 hour Class.
CANCELLED - Garden Party Spree by OESD 2 Day Hands on Brother Dream & XP1 Luminaire Embroidery Event
Fri, May 15, 10:00 AM through through Sat, May 16, 04:00 PM
Lake Charles
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Click here to sign up

In this two day event, you will learn to create six different projects, plus you'll learn valuable embroidery tips and techniques to make your projects more successful and less stressful! Gain inspiration as you view a wide variety of embroidery projects on display and learn how to choose the right products for most any type of project.
CANCELLED - Kimberbell Vintage Flora Spark 4 Hour Machine Embroidery Event
Sat, May 16, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Click here to sign up Join us for 4 hours of embroidery fun!
Complete Event Exclusive projects!
Bring your own 4"x4", 5"x7", or larger Embroidery area machine, or if you do not already own one, we can provide a machine for you to sew on in class.
Beginning Quilting Class Week 4 of 4 - CANCELLED
Sun, May 17, 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Houston
You will make a 12 block sampler quilt. I will discuss color selection, proper rotary cutting, precision piecing, sashing and borders. You will make your backing and learn how to prepare your quilt to be quilted. You will need to pick up a class supply list from the store.
Join Our Sit & Stitch! - CANCELLED
Tue, May 19, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Houston
AllBrands Houston welcomes the Sit and Stitch Bee on Tuesdays. We open our classroom for those who wish to come in and join in with the Sit and Stitch Bee held every Tuesday. All are welcome to join with like-minded individuals who come together to share ideas and to sew on ongoing projects.
CANCELLED - Garden Party Spree by OESD 2 Day Hands on Brother Dream & XP1 Luminaire Embroidery Event
Fri, May 22, 10:00 AM through through Sat, May 23, 04:00 PM
Lafayette
CANCELLED - Click here to sign up

In this two day event, you will learn to create six different projects, plus you'll learn valuable embroidery tips and techniques to make your projects more successful and less stressful! Gain inspiration as you view a wide variety of embroidery projects on display and learn how to choose the right products for most any type of project.
Sew Nuts Bee
Sat, May 23, 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Houston
Sewing Bee
Join Our Sit & Stitch! - CANCELLED
Tue, May 26, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Houston
AllBrands Houston welcomes the Sit and Stitch Bee on Tuesdays. We open our classroom for those who wish to come in and join in with the Sit and Stitch Bee held every Tuesday. All are welcome to join with like-minded individuals who come together to share ideas and to sew on ongoing projects.
CANCELLED - Garden Party Spree by OESD 2 Day Hands on Brother Dream & XP1 Luminaire Embroidery Event
Fri, May 29, 10:00 AM through through Sat, May 30, 04:00 PM
Slidell
CANCELLED - Click here to sign up

In this two day event, you will learn to create six different projects, plus you'll learn valuable embroidery tips and techniques to make your projects more successful and less stressful! Gain inspiration as you view a wide variety of embroidery projects on display and learn how to choose the right products for most any type of project.
PR101 Guide Class - CANCELLED
Fri, May 29, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
No specific supplies are needed; please bring a pen & paper if you want to take notes. Basic training on your Brother PR multi-needle machine. There will be an embroidery machine in the class for instructor use; you will not need to bring your machine. This is a lecture class covering topics such as setting up your machine, general maintenance, threading, placing hoops on the machine, screen editing, changing needles, setting thread tension and how to use the Snowman Marker. One 3 hour Class.
Embroidery with Confidence
Wed, Jun 03, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
No specific supplies are needed; please bring a pen and paper if you want to take notes. This is the WHAT, WHEN & WHY on machine embroidery basics. There will be an embroidery machine in the class for instructor use; you will not need to bring your machine. This is a lecture class covering topics such as needle types and when to use them; different types of materials that can be used; types of stabilizers, backings and toppers as well as hooping placement. This is a basic embroidery class for beginners. It not machine specific. Note: This is not a machine guide class. The instructor will not be able to show you how to use your machine. One 4 hour class for $79.99.
CANCELLED - Garden Party Spree by OESD 2 Day Hands on Brother Dream & XP1 Luminaire Embroidery Event
Fri, Jun 05, 10:00 AM through through Sat, Jun 06, 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Click here to sign up

In this two day event, you will learn to create six different projects, plus you'll learn valuable embroidery tips and techniques to make your projects more successful and less stressful! Gain inspiration as you view a wide variety of embroidery projects on display and learn how to choose the right products for most any type of project.
Kimberbell Day at the Fair 4 Hour Machine Embroidery Event
Sat, Jun 06, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Click here to sign up Join us for 4 hours of embroidery fun!
Complete Event Exclusive projects!
Bring your own 4"x4", 5"x7", or larger Embroidery area machine, or if you do not already own one, we can provide a machine for you to sew on in class.
PR101 Guide Class
Thu, Jun 11, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
No specific supplies are needed; please bring a pen & paper if you want to take notes. Basic training on your Brother PR multi-needle machine. There will be an embroidery machine in the class for instructor use; you will not need to bring your machine. This is a lecture class covering topics such as setting up your machine, general maintenance, threading, placing hoops on the machine, screen editing, changing needles, setting thread tension and how to use the Snowman Marker. One 3 hour Class.
CANCELLED - Garden Party Spree by OESD 2 Day Hands on Brother Dream & XP1 Luminaire Embroidery Event
Fri, Jun 12, 10:00 AM through through Sat, Jun 13, 04:00 PM
New Orleans
Click here to sign up

In this two day event, you will learn to create six different projects, plus you'll learn valuable embroidery tips and techniques to make your projects more successful and less stressful! Gain inspiration as you view a wide variety of embroidery projects on display and learn how to choose the right products for most any type of project.
LVQG Sit n Sew
Fri, Jun 12, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Houston
Working on Charity Quilts
Embroidery Club
Sat, Jun 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Slidell
Guess What!!! I'm so excited to welcome back Mrs. Donna Kilhmann who was President of our Original Embroidery Club. The club members will meet every 2nd Saturday of the month to create a new and amazing embroidery design.We are asking for all of our original members to come out and bring new members with you. The club is free and you only pay $10.00 for your kit. You must call and register for this club because kits has to be made for the members.
Sew Nuts Bee
Sat, Jun 20, 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Houston
Sewing bee
Anita Goodesign University 2 Day In the Hoop Event - San Antonio Creative Sewing
Fri, Jun 26, 10:00 AM through through Sat, Jun 27, 04:00 PM
PR101 Guide Class
Sat, Jun 27, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
No specific supplies are needed; please bring a pen & paper if you want to take notes. Basic training on your Brother PR multi-needle machine. There will be an embroidery machine in the class for instructor use; you will not need to bring your machine. This is a lecture class covering topics such as setting up your machine, general maintenance, threading, placing hoops on the machine, screen editing, changing needles, setting thread tension and how to use the Snowman Marker. One 3 hour Class.
CANCELED - DIME Camouflage With Lace 1 DAY Event
Sat, Jun 27, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Slidell
You’ll learn new techniques in this 5-hour class that showcase projects from graceful and elegant to fun and frivolous. We’ll surprise you with all the special effects you can create with your embroidery machine, stabilizers and thread. From fashion to home decor, if you want your friends to say, “You made that?” this is the class for you! Click here to register
Independence Day Stores and Offices Closed
Sat, Jul 04, 12:00 AM
Kimberbell Welcome Home Event
Fri, Jul 10, 12:00 AM through through Sat, Jul 11, 12:00 AM
San Antonio West Ave.
Join us in San Antonio for this 2 day hands on machine embroidery event! Kimberbell's quality shines in the stitching details and simplicity of our instructions. Directions for event projects show icons and settings from The Brother XP1 Luminaire. Join us for 2 days of embroidery fun! • This event uses My Design Center and the Projection Features. • If you already own a Brother XP1 Luminaire, please bring your machine to class. • If not, a Brother XP1 Luminaire will be provided for you to sit and sew on your own dedicated machine • Complete 4 projects! • Lunch Provided each day • Exclusive savings on Kimberbell product • Please bring Applique Scissors with you to class! Join Allbrands July 10-11 with educator Rosemary Castillo-Sartin!
Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxson
Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxson
New Braunfels Quilt Fest
Fri, Jul 24, 12:00 AM through through Sat, Jul 25, 12:00 AM
San Antonio West Ave.
Register at: https://nbquiltfest.com/
Anita Goodesign University 102 2 Day In the Hoop Event - Baton Rouge LA LSU Campus
Fri, Aug 07, 09:00 AM through through Sat, Aug 08, 05:00 PM
Click here to sign up

We have rescheduled this event from April 23-24 to August 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You do not need to reregister if you are already registered.
Sew Steady Ruler Work: Beginners
Fri, Aug 07, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
See how easy it is to quilt like a pro with rulers at home with our 9-piece ruler foot kit for quilting! A Nationally promoted Sew Steady instructor will show you how to use Westalee Design tools and products that have been developed by Ruler Work expert, Leonie West! Click here to register
Sew Steady Ruler Work and Embroidery Party
Sat, Aug 08, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Learn to mix embroidery and quilting with Westalee Design templates and tools. Enjoy hands-on sewing time, get inspired by template projects, and take home a tote bag full of supplies!
Sew Steady Ruler Work: Beginners
Fri, Aug 28, 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
See how easy it is to quilt like a pro with rulers at home with our 9-piece ruler foot kit for quilting! A Nationally promoted Sew Steady instructor will show you how to use Westalee Design tools and products that have been developed by Ruler Work expert, Leonie West! Click here to register
Sew Steady Ruler Work and Embroidery Party
Sat, Aug 29, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Learn to mix embroidery and quilting with Westalee Design templates and tools. Enjoy hands-on sewing time, get inspired by template projects, and take home a tote bag full of supplies!