Sonja Shogren - SCS Designs
N e w s
October, 2017

(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!!!

Just a quick "alert": The Fall 2017 North-South bound class mentioned below has been expanded to four sessions. Please note the change (if you are enrolled in or considering taking either the morning or evening north-South Bound class. Thank you).

Wow. The months are FLYING past. My September -thru- December class dates are rapidly coming to a close and I already have scheduled my first to-be-held 2018 class (One Block Wonder; more, about this class, later in this note).

Gelato (a new class) held this Summer was fun and it was very interesting to see how the participants did; Congratulations! Click on the Gelato class (below) to view their work. Again: Congratulations to them!

The November's full-day-on Saturday Beginner's class is soon. If you are considering that class -- please enroll soon as the class is nearly fully subscribed at the time that I am writing this. I always look forward to those two full days; I love to see new quilters entering the "quilting world".

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 as 2017 winds down and 2018 begins.

By the way: If you are reading this and are considering a holiday/birthday or otherwise gift for someone: The store (Bernina World of Sewing) now accepts Gift Certificates for classes held at the store.

My rest of 2017 classes and the first of 2018 are scheduled as:

  • Beginners Start to Finish (was offered as a two-full-day Saturday class in August and is upcoming in November). This Fall, I will not be offering the Beginners Start to Finish class in the evening.
    Class Description: If you always have wanted to learn how to make a quilt - come and join us for two relaxing Saturdays. 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.

  • North-South Bound, is returning as requested. We make the quilt using three different blocks - using lots of colors, offering you flexibility while allowing you to challenge your imagination! (Homework is required). It will be offered as a four session Tuesday morning class or a four session Wednesday evening class.

  • Gelato, was a new class. The pattern is fascinating to me and, even better: It is not complicated to sew. I chose for the class sample the Ombre fabric Gelato. Colorful florals or batiks would be great, as well. (Homework is required). It was offered as a three session Tuesday morning class or a three session Wednesday evening class.

  • "Design Workshop - Part 2", was held for its second and final (as of when I am writing this comment) - class, held over four sessions. This came about as-requested: I am often asked "How can I design a "contemporary" quilt that uses traditional quilt blocks"? This class was a new approach for me to convey information/techniques to you. The participants - and I - all "learned some things" during the sessions and it was a worthwhile class for me - and, I hope: For the participants.

  • "French Fold Binding" is back, for an end-November class; a few of you have said that you would like to finish the binding on a quilt before the holidays.

  • "One Block Wonder" - as requested by some of you - (and, I enjoy the class a lot!) - will be held in February/March as a four session class either Tuesday Mornings or Wednesday Evenings. I have created a new One Block Wonder class sample - stop by the store (Bernina World of Sewing) to see - and, let me know what you think of the fabric/result. For the class, you choose a fabric that you really like - and I promise that you will have fun, with lots of surprises, while creating your One Block Wonder quilt. Join us for new adventures with your fabric!

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).

My -Thru- December 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 November: Dates at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:
Saturday (Two full-day Sessions) Saturday(s) 10:00am-4:30pm November 11, 18 2017

North-South Bound

Upcoming dates at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:

October/November: Tuesday Daytime Class (Four Morning Sessions) - Tuesday(s) 10:00am-1:00pm October 24, 31, November 7, 14 2017

October/November: Wednesday Evening Class (Four Evening Sessions) - Wednesday(s) 6:00-9:00pm October 18, 25, November 1, 8 2017


Completed dates at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:

Wednesday Evening Class (Three 3-Hour Sessions) - Wednesday(s) 6:00-9:00pm August 9, 16, 30 2017

Design Workshop (Part-2)

Completed dates at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:

Wednesday Morning Class (Four 3-Hour Sessions) - Wednesday(s) 10:00am-1:00pm June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6 October 4 2017

Your Piece Will Be Designed by YOU with My Help

French Fold Binding

Upcoming date at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:

Wednesday Evening Class (One 3-Hour Session) - Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm November 29 2017

An early-look at what I will be offering in 2018 at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:

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

One Block Wonder

February/March: Tuesday Daytime Class (Four Morning Sessions) - Tuesday(s) 10:00am-1:00pm February 6, 13, 27, March 6 2018

February/March: Wednesday Evening Class (Four Evening Sessions) - Wednesday(s) 6:00-9:00pm February 7, 14, 28, March 7 2018

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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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