Classes & Events

The Potting Shed #1 - 3 Day Retreat: November 2-4, 2020


Retreat with Claudia?? Yes indeed!

Claudia's Creations NEWEST exclusive pattern THE POTTING SHED This charming potting shed opens the mind of the gardener in all of us!  Beyond the French doors bask in sunshine and all wonderous things from the garden. Birds, bees and butterflies are intertwined in the flowers and vines that surround this heavenly spot! Plus learn from the expert how to multiihoop like a pro! Designs are multi formatted and all machine brands are welcome.

Join Claudia and friends in our NEW spacious classroom for her latest exclusive pattern The Potting Shed in TRUE RETREAT STYLE! While this is normally a 2 day session, Marcia just got off the phone with Claudia recommended adding a i3rd day (as many of you have requested) rather than a piggy back class and some extra hours you can get the center done while she is here to help you!

Soooooo….. In true retreat style we are offering TWO 3 days sessions of The Potting Shed with Claudia. November 2-3-4 (Monday-Wednesday) OR November 5-6-7 (Thursday-Saturday) Claudia will be in the classroom with you from 8:30-4:30 each day PLUS you will have uninterrupted sewing time in the classroom until 6:30 PM and again from 7:30 AM until Claudia gets to the shop each day. Staying later or coming earlier is of course optional.

Additionally we have arranged a special room rate for those staying in Rochester at: Country Inn and Suites Rochester South that includes hot buffet style breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub, complimentary cookies, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and hot chocolate available 24 hours. Whistle Binkies on the Lake is within a block from the hotel and has great food. · Standard Deluxe Room with two Queen Beds: $100.00 plus taxes per night · King Deluxe Suite with a King bedroom separated from a living area with a hide a bed sofa: $110.00 plus taxes per night Call 507-287-6758 and mention Pine Needles Quilt & Sew to get the special rates

Tuition fee $299 - THREE FULL DAYS with Claudia plus extra sewing time before and after classes. On Saturday, October 10 we will offer at no charge an optional pre class power point session with Joy.

This will be especially helpful for those of you that have never done a Claudia deign before or if you are a beginner at machine embroidery. She will go step by step on how to prep your fabrics, stabilizer, thread organization and so forth so you are ready to get stitching as soon as Claudia arrives! This is optional and at no additional charge and all attendees are welcome to attend.

Pattern/design fee $90 paid at the time of the workshop, all designs and instructions on a USB stick from Claudia. Additionally each attendee will get all the printed instructions in a custom spiral bound notebook (this will take less space because it folds back on itself).

Materials list will be emailed (or snail mailed) to you when tuition is paid. Minimum Hoop requirements: 8”wide x 12” high (or larger)

This class will be held in our NEW and much more spacious classroom. Afternoon snack and beverages will be supplied, lunch is on your own. You may bring your lunch, we do have a refrigerator and microwave in the breakroom and we have 4 eating establishments within walking distance from the shop as well.

PNQS will be offering fabric, stabilizer, threads needed to our class attendees at a 30% discount. We will have the fabrics Claudia used on our shop sample in good supply for everyone as well as the entire shop full of alternatives to match your own color scheme.



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