Note: Due to the pandemic, Beth Ann is not scheduling any in-person classes or events at this time. But the fun isn’t stopping! Interactive online Zoom classes will be offered through Lakeshore Sewing. You do not need to be a local to join the fun. 🙂

How Zoom classes from Lakeshore Sewing will work:

● You do not need to have a Zoom account to participate in a Zoom class.
● You can register and pay for Zoom classes through the Lakeshore Sewing stores (by phone or in person), just like an in-person class.
● Supply lists will be available in-store and online at www.lakeshoresewing.com.
● You must supply a current email address when you sign up so that instructors will be able to send out invitations to join the class, as well as any class handouts.
● Teachers will email the invitation links to join the class at least 24 hours in advance. There will be no class refunds with less than 48 hours notice.
● If you are new to Zoom, please check into the class 10-15 minutes ahead of time and follow the prompts to set up your audio and video.

Zoom classes seem to work best when used with Google Chrome; if you currently use a different browser, you find it helpful to download the (free) Google Chrome browser for use with Zoom.

Please call the Wyoming, Michigan, Lakeshore Sewing location at 616-531-5561 to register for the classes below:

Classes are listed in date order.

All Sew Together – Convertible Fleece Blanket/Pillow with Beth Ann Williams

Please note: since Connor and I won’t be there to help in person, this class will be for adults and teens ages 12 & up, UNLESS accompanied by an adult with sewing experience.

One child under the age of 12 may be included at no extra cost IF accompanied by an adult with sewing experience.

Convertible Fleece Pillow Blanket

Convertible Fleece Pillow Blanket with optional handle or strap to attach to luggage.

Turn 2 yards of your favorite fleece into a cozy throw that converts into a squishy soft pillow. Instructions for an optional handle or luggage strap will also be included.
Confident Beginner – Intermediate, $25
Sat., Jan. 9; 10 AM – 1 PM Eastern Standard Time
Please call the Wyoming, MI Lakeshore Sewing store at 616-531-5561 to register for this online Zoom class.

Download the supply list here.

PLEASE NOTE: All the remaining classes are intended for adults and teens age 15 and up, unless special permission is given by Beth Ann.

Trellis Quilt with Beth Ann Williams – NEW

Trellis Quilt pattern by Cluck, Cluck, Sew. Sample by Beth Ann Williams. Taught with permission from Cluck, Cluck, Sew.

We’ll tackle this fun quilt by Cluck, Cluck, Sew (pattern purchase required) over a relaxed 3 weeks. Week 1: Finalizing fabric selection and arrangement (we’ll explore multiple options), plus cutting tips & tricks. Week 2: Making the blocks (the class is based on the crib/smaller throw size, but you can make any size you like.) Week 3: Assembling the quilt blocks and suggestions for quilting.  The sample quilt measures 48″ x 56″ without borders. Other sizes include a larger Throw, Twin, and Queen/King. This pattern is Jelly Roll, Layer Cake, and Fat Quarter friendly.
Advanced Beginner – Intermediate, $45 (three week class)
Thurs., Jan. 14, 21, & 29; 6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Please call the Wyoming, MI Lakeshore Sewing store at 616-531-5561 to register for this online Zoom class.

Download the supply list here.

Dual Compartment Padded Laptop or Tablet Pouch – NEW

Dual Compartment Padded Zip Pouch for Laptop or Tablet, designed by Beth Ann Williams

Make a stylish padded protective pouch for your laptop or tablet! The large size comfortably fits a laptop up to 15″ long x 10″ wide x 1″ deep. Class instructions will include optional custom resizing directions as well as preset dimensions for a medium size suitable for a tablet. An additional padded compartment is perfect for cords, earbuds, etc. – or whatever else you need to bring along.
Intermediate, $35; includes pattern currently available exclusively to class participants.
Sat., Jan. 23; 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Please call the Wyoming, MI Lakeshore Sewing store at 616-531-5561 to register for this online Zoom class.

Download the supply list here.

Easy and Effective Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot with Beth Ann Williams

Sneak peak at some of the swatches from the upcoming zoom class Easy and Effective Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot with Beth Ann Williams

Learn from the comfort of your own home! Join this beginner-friendly hands-on zoom class with author and designer Beth Ann Williams, featuring a mix of live instruction and Q&A, up-close photography, and video clips showing the techniques in action. Together we’ll make a set of swatches that you’ll be able to refer to for inspiration whenever you wonder “How can I quilt this?” Go beyond quilting in-the-ditch and discover fast, fun, and deceptively easy ways to complement piecing, enhance a focal area, and create a variety of textures, all while machine quilting with a walking foot.
Confident Beginner – Intermediate $35
Sat., Feb. 6 & 13; 10 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Please call the Wyoming, MI Lakeshore Sewing store at 616-531-5561 to register for this online Zoom class.

Download the supply list here.

Divided Basket with Beth Ann Williams

Divided Basket, pattern by Noodlehead. The divided inner compartment nicely holds two stacks of fat quarters and the front pockets keep sewing tools handy.

Sew-along with Beth Ann from the comfort of your own sewing room while making your own structured basket with front pockets and a lining divided into 2 compartments. This hands-on Zoom class features a mix of live
instruction and Q&A, up-close photography, and video clips showing the techniques in action. Divided Basket pattern by Noodlehead (required).
Intermediate. $35 
Thurs., Feb. 11; 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Please call the Wyoming, MI Lakeshore Sewing store at 616-531-5561 to register for this online Zoom class.

Download the supply list here.

Flanged Bindings by Machine with Beth Ann Williams

Church Window quilt by Beth Ann Williams (pattern by Lo & Behold Stitchery), finished with a flange binding.

Learn how to finish your quilt with a sturdy binding enhanced with the look of narrow piping – no hand-sewing required! Join this hands-on zoom class with author and designer Beth Ann Williams, featuring a mix of live instruction and Q&A, up-close photography, and video clips showing the techniques in action.
Confident Beginner – Intermediate, $25
Sat., Feb, 20; 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time
Please call the Wyoming, MI Lakeshore Sewing store at 616-531-5561 to register for this online Zoom class.

Download the supply list here.

It’s All About the Thread with Beth Ann Williams – NEW

From construction to quilting and decorative stitching, we’ll focus on practical tips for how to choose which threads to use for what kinds of tasks (it matters!), selecting appropriate needles, and troubleshooting. Informative handouts to save or print will be provided in conjunction with this lecture/trunk show.  No special supplies needed – just bring yourself!
All skill levels welcome. $20
Thurs., Feb. 25; 6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Please call the Wyoming, MI Lakeshore Sewing store at 616-531-5561 to register for this online Zoom class.

More classes are in the works!

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