Saturday, July 28 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Volunteers Needed!
Hosted by: Charlene Roche & Colleen Martin
Focus will be on creating “string” quilt blocks. Muslin foundations will be provided but please bring your 100% cotton red, white and blue fabrics. Also please bring neutral thread and your sewing machine. Colleen will share stories from her QOV group in South Carolina. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited so please call 603-373-0151 to reserve your spot.


Fresh From Floriani
Saturday, August 18 11:00am
FREE lecture/demo by Tim Watts
Tim just spent a week down south in Tennessee at the RNK facility in Knoxville learning about all the new products (and boning up on some of the old ones!). He has lots of info to share with you about their notions, tolls, threads, stabilizers, software and more! Seating is limited so call to reserve your spot. Attendees will receive special pricing on select items.
Please bring your very small cotton scraps and batting scraps too! Even thread scraps are welcome. Purchase a gently used blanket or comforter from a local thrift shop (Goodwill, Savers, Salvation Army) and wash and dry it before class. Laurie will show you how simple it is to make this comfy, washable doggie bed. She donates hers to the SPCA.


Intro to Hand Quilting
Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 2:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $40.00 includes supplies
Instructor: Nancy Chandler
Want to learn to hand quilt? I have been hand quilting since 1978. It’s a skill that I love doing and love teaching. Join me for a class that teaches all the tricks that will make you a successful quilter. Learn what works to make those little even stitches. I will supply each student with a kit that includes my favorite quilting needle, batting, thread and fabrics. I will also supply templates. You need to bring a quilting hoop-12-14 inches. A quilt hoop has a rim 3/4 -1”. This helps keep your project in the hoop. I also use a thimble. It really helps moving the stiff little needle. Please bring one. I’ll have some to use (size 9). Mine are sterling silver. I love the way they feel and fit. Please also bring small thread snips or scissors, a pencil and straight edge ruler.


Intro to Hand Applique
Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 10:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $40.00 includes supplies
Instructor: Nancy Chandler
Join me to learn how to hand appliqué. Learn how to sew those little stitches that don’t show! You will also learn how to sew curves, make sharp points ( like a leaf), bias stems and reverse appliqué . You will receive a kit that has fabric ,needles tread and a pattern for our project – everything you need to help you make beautiful and crisp appliqué. All you need to bring is a pencil, scissors with small sharp points, and a thimble if you use one. I use a thimble for all my hand sewing. I feel naked without one!


Brother Scan n Cut Class
Saturday, September 15 10:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Ramona Bateman
Cost: $149.00 (includes snacks, lunch, images, mediums and stabilizers)
Do you have a Brother Scan-N-Cut? Are you uncertain of what settings to use for some of the different mediums you would like to cut? And do you wonder what some of the tools you have actually do? This class is for you! We will spend the day learning and cutting on these great machines. I will teach you what I like to do with mine and you will learn about why I prefer to use certain settings for certain fibers and mediums. You do not have to be afraid of cutting through your mats. We will remove the fear and panic over what can happen and learn how to be successful using this great product! You will leave with a reference chart that you will create, complete with settings and notes regarding what you have done and why, to get great results!
What to bring with you CHECKLIST:
___Scan n Cut with power cord!
___12X12 Standard cutting mat
___Standard cutting blade
___ALL parts and pieces to machine
___Craft Scissors for cutting through fabric, vinyl and paper
___Scraper for mat
___a sense of humor 🙂


Let’s Make BEDS (for dogs!)
Thursday, September 20 11:00am – 1:00pm
FREE lecture/demo/workshop
Hosted by Laurie Lajoie
This is a great way to recycle and re-purpose scraps of fabric, batting and thread. And it’s the perfect project for repurposing an old comforter or soft blanket. Bring your sewing machine, neutral thread, scraps of fabric, batting and thread. Purchase a used blanket or comforter from a local thrift shop (Savers, Goodwill or Salvation Army) and wash and dry it before class. Laurie will show you how easy it is to make a cozy “recycled” doggie bed. She donates hers to the SPCA. And they are washable!


Brother My Design Center/ Baby Lock IQ Designer Class
Saturday, September 29 9:30 a.m. set up
10:00am – 4:00PM class time
Instructor: Ramona Bateman
Cost: $139.00 (includes snacks, lunch, images, fabrics and stabilizers)
Do you have a Destiny 2 – Dream Machine xv8550D or prior models (with upgrade 1 installed) or a Baby Lock Valiant / Brother ProX PR1050X?
Are you uncertain of what to do with some of the choices and settings that you have now? This class is for you!!!
We will spend the day creating on these awesome machines, learning not just what settings to use but WHY to use them! We will digitize with the IQ Designer/My Design Center and stich out reference samples to keep and refer to as a guide. We will create shapes and outlines and borders and fill them and stipple inside, outside and around existing designs! Join me for a FULL day of learning the capabilities of these machines and just how easy they are to use when you understand the why’s! I love my machine!
What you must bring to class:
Machine with upgrade installed
ALL parts and pieces to machine! (except knee lift!)
Embroidery needle installed
1 spool and bobbin of regular white thread
1 bobbin of bobbinfil
Embroidery thread
Embroidery scissors (and any other tools you like to use when you embroider!)


Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20
Cost: $149.00 (includes lunch, snacks and drinks both days)
I am hosting an Open Embroidery Class at Seacoast Sewing and Quilting to help you get started on your own individual projects. If you have a technique you have wanted to try but felt you wanted assistance this is a great time to try it! I am very much looking forward to being in the classroom again to help you and answer any stabilizer and hooping questions you might have! This is a whole day where you can create and embroider and simply soak in all of the great camaraderie with your fellow embroiderers. This is also a great opportunity to get a jump on your holiday embroidery projects!
***Be sure to bring all of the machine accessories you will need! (power cord; embroidery foot;embroidery arm;) Sometimes we are so excited to come to class and our focus is on the project supplies and we forget the machine pieces! Ask me how I know….wink!


Skacel (distributor of our beloved Addi Knitting Needles) is seeking out 10,000 NEW knitters in November! Best of all, in a huge effort to support Local Yarn Shops, they are sponsoring this event in BRICK ‘N MORTAR locations!!! Thank you Skacel!!! So, if you want to learn to knit, just call us at 603-373-0151 to sign up. Classes will be scheduled on the hour. We provide the teachers and Skacel generously gives each New Knitter a FREE kit including one 50g ball of Special Edition HiKoo® Sueño Worsted, a pair of US8 (5mm) addi® Linos straight needles, and a pattern to create beginner-friendly fingerless mitts!
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO FEE FOR THIS EVENT! You can even bring a “newbie” to the event and you can be their teacher. Their kit is still FREE! We even have a special “lefty” teacher scheduled for the 1p.m. and 2p.m. time slots! We are committed to teaching as many students as possible. So, call today to reserve your session! For more info you can visit: www.10000NewKnitters.com



Drop-in Knitting Group OR “Relax, Chat & Stitch”
Most Tuesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: FREE
This is a social knitting (crochet is welcome!) group that offers no formal instruction other than a willingness to help each other tackle projects of all levels. The ladies in the group are very friendly and always willing to help out if you get “stuck”. If you are just learning how to knit or if you are an experienced knitter, treat yourself to some “me” time to relax, chat and stitch.


Garment Group
Most Wednesdays 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Cost: $10.00
Coordinators: Sue Talhouk and Terry Corringham
Our ongoing garment group meets most Thursday evenings. There is minimal instruction but a lot of support and discussion and always an extra pair of hands to help you pin and fit a garment. You are welcome to work on any type of garment. Intermediate level sewing skills required. Please call us at 603-373-0151 to sign up.


Quilting Simply
Most Fridays 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $20.00
Instructor: Suzanne Whiteside
This class is for the very beginner or the quilter with basic skills. If you feel more comfortable having an instructor nearby in case you need help, this is the class for you. If you want to strengthen some of your basic quilting skills, this is the class for you. If you want to challenge yourself a bit, this is the class for you. If you have never quilted before and have a burning desire to give it a try, this class is for you. Not only will you learn from what you are creating, you will certainly learn from those around you too!



  • Students are responsible for bringing their own basic sewing supplies. Supply lists will be supplied by instructors at the time of sign up.
  • Classes must be paid for in advance of initial class and there will be no refund for missed classes.
  • Make-ups will be scheduled only if Seacoast Sewing & Quilting postpones or cancels classes due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Makeups can be scheduled with your instructor at private fee rate.
  • If you need to use one of our machines during class, please let us know prior to first class.
  • Please refrain from cell phone use during class. We understand that unexpected life events occur, so you are welcome to step outside to take personal calls.

599 Lafayette Road Unit 5
Portsmouth, NH 03801 - Phone: (603) 373-0151
Email: Jill@SeacoastSewingAndQuilting.com
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