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The shop owner, Jeanette Bussard, loves to teach, and would love to come give a lecture or workshop for your group or guild.  Jeanette has taught for local guilds for several years.  She will be teaching at the American Sewing Guild National Conference in the Greater Boston Area in August 2019 (see calendar for dates and times).  Below is a list of classes that she is available to teach.  Please contact her for available dates (see contacts page).

2019 Fee Schedule:

Lecture/ Trunk Show only (1 hour)                       $300
Lecture with Workshop 10 - 20 students
     Lecture /Trunk Show
1 hour $250
½ day (3 hr)
½ day (4 hr) 


Students purchase kits separately.
In addition to fees host organizations must cover transportation, meals and lodging expenses.

This trunk-show and lecture demonstrates that common quilting techniques can be incorporated in innovative ways to make wearable art garments come alive. Quilters will find themselves thinking "I can do that!" when they see garments embellished with techniques they have likely used for years. Many quilters will be inspired to try their hand at garment construction when they envision their own creations using familiar techniques in new ways. Some of the types of techniques demonstrated are: -- Stitching Embellishment -- Piecing -- Beading -- Applique -- Painting and Dying Fabrics -- Machine Embroidery This in a one hour lecture/trunk show

Cost: $ 300.00
Bound buttonholes are a classic feature that adds a couture touch to any garment. The method taught in this class will provide you with the control needed for consistently flawless results every time. While we create samples to take home, we will also explore creative ways to use these skills to complete buttonholes of virtually any shape, and pockets too! The class kit will include a full-color booklet with step-by-step instructions. This is a 3-hour hands-on workshop. Class kit fee: $15.00 per student

Cost: $ 300.00
Keyhole pockets are a uniquely shaped pocket with a couture touch. In this hands-on class, learn how to create these pockets step-by-step. We will complete a sample pocket for you to take home as a reference for future projects. The class kit will provide a full-color booklet with complete instructions, and a template and pattern for the pocket opening and flap. This is a 4-hour hands-on workshop. Class kit fee: $15.00 per student

Cost: $ 400.00
In this lecture session, you will see a slide show of fascinating designer pockets that will inspire you to include some of these details in your next garment creation. See amazing photos of the designer pockets, then we will break down the process to learn how some of these pockets were created. Physical samples of the pockets will be shared to help you see how it's done. This is a 1 1/2 hour lecture session.

Cost: $ 300.00