Sonja Shogren - SCS Designs
N e w s
December, 2018

(From the Webmaster: Thank you for your class pictures and your after-class completed-work's pictures. If your piece is now completed and you can share the work with us -- don't hesitate to contact me or Sonja. I may be reached by eMail through the pointer-to at the end of this Web page; Sonja may be reached either by eMail or at the store.)

To my Students, Customers, and Friends!

Hello, everyone!!!

I wish you a wonderful, safe holiday season and start to 2019.

Wow.... Time is FLYING. I hope that your year is winding-down and you are having some time for yourself... in addition to all the other matters that come up during the Holidays.

The November Beginners Start to Finish Tuesday morning class completed its work as December came about - and, they did a terrific "job". Congratulations to them and, as well to the great progress being made by the Medallion class (that started in September) as it moves forward. It is wonderful to see how everyone's work is coming along.

I also have completed firming up the 2019 schedule. If you have any comments as to what YOUR plans are as relates to my classes - of course, just get back to me eMail-wise or while you are at the store. For now, I have scheduled (as per some of your requests) a Saturday full-day set of six-monthly sessions of the Morris Medallion class (starting in January; the fourth Saturday of the month).

I look forward to seeing you - and, working with you - in a class or at the store (Bernina World of Sewing, in Raleigh) -- or somewhere else along the way in 2018.

For info:

  • Beginners Start to Finish A Spring class on two "full-day" Saturdays in April.
    Class Description: If you always have wanted to learn how to make a quilt - come and join us for two relaxing Saturdays or four Tuesday mornings. This class will teach you how to make a quilt from start to finish, including straight-line machine quilting and finishing the quilt with a binding. This is a true beginner's class. This is an ideal class for "busy" people -- almost no homework! Also, a good class for a young person who is experimenting to see if he/she enjoys sewing. Note: This class requires that you have a sewing machine, at home, for any necessary homework.

The following new class is in progress: (And, I will offer this as a Saturday class in first-half 2019)

  • Morris Medallion I will be with you step-by-step during five all-day class sessions held over six months. You will learn and experience-using Robin Ruth’s rulers (NO PAPER PIECING) and your straight ¼” seams to achieve a new addition to your heirloom quilt collection. The class is spread over six months to allow for homework.

    This quilt is perfect using reproduction fabric or for using bright, colorful batiks. The class participant will need a ¼” foot, the pattern and the rulers (as mentioned on the pattern). The store will be happy to order these for you.

    If you wish to choose a different collection or batiks or use fabric from your stash, I will be happy to meet with you (after you have committed to the class) at an arranged time to help you with your fabric choices (including a detailed fabric list) as part of the class fee.

Good luck to you all - with YOUR projects.


Don't hesitate to give me a comeback if you have any comments/questions regarding my plans. Just eMail to: or, of course, I look forward to talking with you directly at the store.

Reminder: To register for my classes, please call the store (Bernina World of Sewing: (919) 782-2945) or (better yet!) stop by the store (on Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh - about two miles North of Crabtree Shopping Center). You may also register for the classes online - at the store's Website - however, you will have to stop by the store or contact me a few weeks prior to the class to obtain the class Supply List.

My upcoming 2019 classes at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:

Upcoming dates at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:
(Click on any of the photos, below, for more information)

Beginner's Start to Finish


April Saturday Full-Day Class (Two 6-Hour Sessions) - Saturday(s) 10:00am-4:30pm April 13, 27 2019

Morris Medallion

in-Progress September-thru-February: Dates at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:
(Five Full-Day Sessions) - Wednesday(s) 10:00am-4:00pm Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Jan. 23 2019, February 27

Upcoming (2019) January-thru-June: (Five Full-Day Sessions) - Saturday(s) 10:00am-4:00pm Jan. 26, 2019, February 23, March 23, May 25 and June 22

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To see pictures from more classes, as well as previous-student's classwork, click on: Student Examples and Additional Workshop Information

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