Teaching Class & Workshop Options

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I love to visit shops, teach classes and meet other sewing enthusiasts that share my passion! If you’d like me to visit your shop or special event and offer a workshop, lecture or make & take – here are a few options!

Inspire your clients with an engaging and entertaining learning environment. Heather Valentine will show you just how easy it is to improve your skills with simple tips and easy techniques. Book her today.

About me:

I am a …

  • BabyLock Ambassador.
  • Pattern designer, author, video sewing educator.
  • Apparel industry expert.

About my workshops:

  • My workshops are interactive, informative and REALLY FUN!
  • I have applique workshops, thread painting workshops and workshops that make you look like a ROCK STAR!
  • All of my workshops are casual, friendly, and above all else FUN! Consider them your mini sewing circle.

About my lecture presentation:

  • I present a fun and entertaining look at my sewing journey.
  • My stories, tips and ideas help inspire others to step out of the box and try new techniques.
  • Questions are always welcome during the lecture and conversation is encouraged. Bring friends, a camera and be ready to laugh!

Please contact me with any special requests. 

Inspire your clients with an engaging and entertaining learning environment. Heather Valentine will show you just how easy it is to improve your skills with simple tips and easy techniques. Book her today.

Free Motion Stitching -Hands on class

 

This hands on class focuses on the basics of free motion stitching.

The goal is to get students to think beyond the quilt. Students will learn how to create stylized lines and draw with thread on a standard sewing machine. This is not a quilting class. Class highlights these special accessories: Open Toe free motion foot, double side fusible, quilting gloves and wash away stabilizer.

Class size: maximum of 20 students

Duration: 3 hour class

Materials/equipment required: Students must arrive with a sewing machine & all that makes it run, scrap testing fabric, thread and a new needle with a few extras just in case.

Skill level: Basic sewing skills and machine set up.

Fee: Pricing available upon request to qualifying dealers.

**This class can be extended into a full day 7 hour workshop where students complete a full project. Inquire for more details.

 

Inspire your clients with an engaging and entertaining learning environment. Heather Valentine will show you just how easy it is to improve your skills with simple tips and easy techniques. Book her today.

Presser Feet Knowledge – Hands on class

 

This hands on class focuses on the power of specialty accessory feet. I will show you just how much these feet can improve your sewing in class. Students will learn how to set up foot on their sewing machine, use the foot in sewing and easy tips to ensure success. Shop or guild can select 3 specialty feet to be demonstrated in class. Project options and supplies will be determined by presser foot selection and finalized in contract agreement.

Class size: maximum of 20 students

Duration: 3 hours

Materials/equipment required: Students must arrive with a sewing machine & all that makes it run, scrap testing fabric, thread and a new needle with a few extras just in case. Presser feet will be required for class participation.

Skill level: Basic sewing skills and machine set up.

Fee: Pricing available upon request to qualifying dealers.

 

Inspire your clients with an engaging and entertaining learning environment. Heather Valentine will show you just how easy it is to improve your skills with simple tips and easy techniques. Book her today.

Pattern Make & Take – Workshop

 

I also offer a hands-on workshop based on any of my available patterns. I will work with you so that you can put together a kit including all of the materials needed to complete the project, along with the pattern itself. Then I’ll guide your students through the project, one step at a time! Contact me if you’d like me to set up a class based on this option.

Class size: maximum of 20 students

Duration: 3 hours

Materials/equipment required: Supplies vary, depending on the pattern – each student will need a full pattern kit including all materials and the pattern itself. They will also need to have a sewing machine provided by the shop or bring their own.

Skill level: Confident beginner to intermediate.

Fee: Pricing available upon request to qualifying dealers.

Inspire your clients with an engaging and entertaining learning environment. Heather Valentine will show you just how easy it is to improve your skills with simple tips and easy techniques. Book her today.

Experience your Destiny Workshop

 

Students will get up close and personal with their BabyLock Destiny in this hands on workshop. We will review, practice and perfect skill knowledge of the specialty features this amazing machine offers. From laser beams to custom embroidery, all will be covered. Attends will leave workshop with a clear understanding of their machine functions and the confidence to layer these tools into their everyday sewing.

Class size: maximum of 15 students

Duration: 7 hours

Materials/equipment required: Attends will need to bring their Destiny, embroidery component with 5″ x 7″ hoop, scanning frame, speciality foot assortment, treasure chest, plus additional supplies.

Skill level: Intermediate

Fee: Pricing available upon request to qualifying dealers.


Workshop & Classroom Requirements:

  • 1 table for teaching materials
  • Half a table of workspace for each student
  • At least 2 irons and ironing stations, appropriate electrical cords/extensions and outlet strips to accommodate the class.
  • A demonstration machine and standard projector set-up for demonstration purposes for me to use in class is helpful.

*Events will be asked to pay hotel/airfare where applicable.

I would love to come and share my expertise & enthusiasm for sewing with your customers! Contact me for pricing, special requests or you’d like to book an engagement.

The CALENDAR IS FULL FOR 2016 and I am now accepting dates for 2017/18


2017 Schedule-

January 20th 2017- (Phoenix, AZ) Building a community. Craft & Hobby Association

February 15th, 2017- (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

March 15th, 2017- (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

April 4-5th, 2017- (Greensboro, SC) Filming Days

April 19th, 2017- (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

June 7-9th, 2017- (Fenton, MO) BabyLock Common Threads Event

June 10-11th, 2017- (Charlotte, NC) Filming Days

July 19th, 2017- (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

August 16th, 2017- (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

September 20th, 2017- (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

October 18th, 2017- (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

October 26-30th, 2017- (Houston, TX) International Quilt Market


2016 Schedule-

January 13, 2016 – (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

February 2-5, 2016 – Filming

February 10, 2016 – (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

March 9, 2016 – (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

March 28-31, 2016 – Filming

April 13, 2016 – (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

May 11, 2016 – (Concord, NC) Destiny workshop and Pattern make & take.

June 7-10 – (Fenton, MO) BabyLock Common Threads

September 14th- (Concord, NC) Charity sewing event- all are welcome to stitch a few blocks with me.

October 14th- (Charlotte, NC) Girls Night Out with Modern Craft Collective. Learn raw edge applique while making a notebook cover.

November 10th– (Charlotte, NC) Girls Night Out with Modern Craft CollectiveLearn raw edge applique while making a notebook cover.

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