Sonja Shogren - SCS Designs
N e w s
August, 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 am so looking forward to the upcoming Class "season". It was a good break this Summer -- and it is wonderful to have the Beginners Start to Finish taking place in August and the Medallion class coming soon after (starting in September). Later, in November: The final 2018 class offering for Beginners Start to Finish will be offered.

I also have started firming up the 2019 schedule. If you have any comments as to what YOUR planes 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 Moorris Medalion 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.

My next 2018 class is scheduled as:

  • Beginners Start to Finish (was offered as a two-full-day Saturday class in late March and, I will have a Summer Beginners Start to Finish class in August). This Summer 2018, I will not be offering the Beginners Start to Finish class in the evening. I have added a Fall class on Tuesday mornings in November/December.
    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.

A new Fall-2018 class is now ready for sign-up: (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 2018 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

Upcoming August: Dates at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh: August 2018: Saturday All-Day Class (Two Full-Day Saturdays) - Saturday(s) 10:00am-4:30pm August 11, 25 2018

November/December Tuesday Morning Class (Four 3-Hour Sessions) - Tuesday(s) 10:00am-1:00pm November 6, 13, 27, December 4 2018

Morris Medallion

Upcoming 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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