Sonja Shogren - SCS Designs
N e w s
April, 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!!!

Well.... Time is flying... and, although I will be "out of action" most of April (on vacation) I have started planning my classes for May-thru-September. I am in the midst of developing a new class - and, so far: It looks fun/interesting. Stay tuned for a sneak preview. If you have any comments related to projects that you feel may need some support during the upcoming Summer timeframe class-wise: Don't hesitate to get in touch with me at the store (Bernina World of Sewing in Raleigh) or via eMail.

The January-thru-April class schedule has been a busy time for you and for me. It has been wonderful to work with you all -- Beginner's classes bring new-acquaintances for me and those of you whom I have worked with before in other classes or at the store: A very enjoyable start to 2017. Thank you.

I will be "on the road" to Scotland during most of April -- for my "nearly-annual" relax-time with David (including St. Andrews' golf/walk times that we both love). See you in May!

My January-thru-April classes included:

  • Beginners Start to Finish (offered as a two-full-day Saturday class end-March. This Winter, 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 four relaxing Wednesday evenings - or, 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.

  • Blooming 9-Patch, will be a new class in 2017 from me, and it will be offered in Feb-March (as a four session Tuesday morning class or a four session Wednesday evening class).
    Class Description: This new class works with a traditional pattern and contemporary color arrangements. The beginning of this class will include help in fabric selection and effects of particular fabric and colors. You will be amazed how the piece "falls into place". This is a good class for beginners - or, anyone - ready for the next step.

  • "Design Workshop", will also be a new class in 2017 from me. This is coming about as-requested: I am often asked "How can I design a "contemporary" quilt that uses traditional quilt blocks"? This class is a new approach for me to convey information/techniques to you. It will be offered once a month starting in February as a three session Wednesday morning class.

  • Again, as requested, I will offer French Fold Binding. It will be offered as an evening class in March.
    Class Description: Do you have a quilt at home that is almost finished -- and you need help with the binding? Let's finish it together. Please note: The quilt must already be quilted and trimmed to take this class. You learn how to do the binding with classic mitered French Fold corners. Machine and Hand Sewing is involved.

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- April classes at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:
(Click on any of the photos, below, for more information)

Beginner's Start to Finish

Upcoming dates at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:

Saturday Class (Two full-day Sessions) Saturday(s) 10:00am-4:30pm March 25, April 1 2017

Blooming 9-Patch

Recently-Completed dates at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:

Wednesday Evening Class (Four 3-Hour Sessions) - Wednesday(s) 6:00-9:00pm February 15, 22, March 8, 15 2017

Tuesday Morning Class (Four 3-Hour Sessions) - Tuesday(s) 10:00am-1:00pm February 7, 14, 28, March 7 2017

Design Workshop

In-Progress dates at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:

Wednesday Morning Class (Three 3-Hour Sessions) - Wednesday(s) 10:00am-1:00pm February 1, March 1, April 5 2017

Your Piece Will Be Designed by YOU with My Help

French Fold Binding

Upcoming dates at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh:

Wednesday Evening Class (One 3-Hour Session) - Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm March 22 2017

Any comments: Send to us at:

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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