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Sewing with the Stars 2-Day Event 2019

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by Sara Snuggerud in Sewing Tips

3 USA Locations – 3 EVENTS

Sewing with the Stars 2019

Lansing, MI – May 3-4, 2019

Sioux Falls, SD – May 10-11, 2019

Lexington, KY – June 7-8, 2019

ALL Sewing and Embroidery Machines Provided!

This 2-Day Sewing with the Stars event is FULLY furnished. All sewing and embroidery machines will be set up and awaiting your arrival. Threads, fabric, lunch, snacks and drinks are also included. Call a friend and get signed up soon.

Seating for 75 People MAX

Each location can host a maximum of 75 students. Be sure to guarantee your seat by registering early! 

Each Student Will Receive…

AccuQuilt TOTE bag
USB stick with all projects, handouts and designs
Exclusive Kimberbell embroidery collection
…and a few additional items still being nailed down!

AccuQuilt Trunk Show

AccuQuilt is sending in a couple trunks of quilts for everyone to ohh and ahh over. This amazing collection of quilts are made by quilt designers from around the USA who have fallen head over heals for the amazing AccuQuilt dies. These time saving fabric cutters are helping people of all ages achieve accurately cut blocks in minutes instead of hours. Stop wasting time  cutting and get to the FUN part – the SEWING faster than ever! 

Kimberbell Exclusive Embroidery Collection

The gals from Kimberbell Designs are graciously including a special collection of embroidery designs for the Sewing with the Stars events. These special designs have been made with you in mind. They want you to have something extra special to embroider out when you get home. 

Fashionable USB Stick with everything on it!

Arrive home knowing that everything that was explained is on your own special USB stick for future reference. 

Internationally Known Garments & Quilts

SVP Worldwide is sending in a handful of amazing garments and projects featured in their sewing machine brochures, YouTube videos and uniquely photographed for their marketing both in print and online.  

LARGEST Kimberbell Display EVER

Each of the three featured stores, Country Stitches, Heirloom Creations and Sew-A-Lot are combining their own Kimberbell project collections for the LARGEST display of Kimberbell Designs sewn projects under one roof. 

Stitching Cosmos Quilt Show

Sara Snuggerud will be bringing her amazing quilts from the Stitching Cosmos class she developed. These intense works-of-art highlight sewing machine stitches and accessories. There is not one stitch of embroidery on these quilts!

Embroidery Essentials Quilt Show

Sara will also share quilts from the world renown “Embroidery Essentials Online Course”. This course is designed to help students master their embroidery machine through 15 different embroidery techniques totaling over 3.5 hours of instruction. Online students also receive an additional 10 BONUS lessons totally 90 minutes of additional information. All Embroidery Essentials students receive LIFETIME access to this course. This course will not expire and can be watched over and over. All embroidery designs, handouts and video tutorials included.

Accessories Featured

Throughout this 2-Day Sewing with the Stars event, the “Sewing Stars” will be highlighting sewing machine and embroidery accessories that they can not life without and why. These accessories can do amazing things and knowing these instructors they will share OTHER uses of these accessories they have discovered along the way. 

Social TIME

There is no dollar amount that can be placed on the importance of sewing with friends. When sewist gather, there is a special bond between these type of people. Sewing is pure joy. Sewing is healthy for the soul. Sewing is uplifting to all five of our core senses. Sewing is just what the doctor ordered. Join in to the fun and feel your spirits be uplifted on every level. 

Photo Booth

Bring smiles and giggles to take fun and crazy pictures with your friends in the Sewing with the Stars photo booth. 

Embroidery Software

Explore entirely new opportunities to use embroidery software. Go beyond the traditional quilt labels and monograms and explore unique software techniques. After seeing an embroidery project made in front of your very eyes, turn to the embroidery machine and embroider it out. 

Ribbon Stitched Key Fob

Try out some amazing decorative stitches down the center of webbing. Each attendee will receive a complete set of key fob hardware in their kit. 

Mini Stitching Cosmos Art Canvas

Join Sara for a cosmic adventure of decorative stitches using the Circle Sewing Attachment. News Flash: This is NOT embroidered! Learn to take your sewing machine in a whole new direction with one simple accessory. Once you start it is really hard to stop! Finish the project by applying fabric over a mini canvas for a unique piece of art. Don’t forget to sign your original artwork as a finishing touch. 

Multi Technique Embroidered Pillow

Fun, smiles and laughter will abound as we create a colorful embroidered pillow.  We will be using specialty feet, reverse appliqué, quilting, and T-shirt yarns to create a wonderful textured element. This pillow will be a great addition to any home.  

Software Created Needle Felted Zippered Bag

We will load a decorative frame that was created in PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery Software and use the built-in lettering on the creative Icon to personalize the design. After embellishing a piece of denim with the PFAFF creative™ Felting Embroidery Set, we will construct a quick and easy In-the-hoop Zipper bag.

A Room Full of Stabilizer Gurus

All the Sewing Stars will be interjecting their favorite stabilizer choices throughout the 2-day event. Learn all the behind the scene successes and failures that even the best of the best sewists have learned along the way. 

NEW Quilting Bias Binder

Bias binders can turn that final binding into a HIP-HIP-HOORY and DONE! If machine sewn binding has never turned out perfect, then the newest bias binder should fit the bill. (We do have our fingers crossed this accessory will make its world-wide debut at the Sewing with the Stars event). We will have the bias binder set up for everyone to try out throughout the Sewing with the Stars event. 

Try Out a Magnetic Hoop 

Magnetic embroidery hoops are life savers. Learn why the Sewing Stars find these extraordinary hoops are staples in their sewing rooms.  

The Steve & Brian Show

Brian Ladson (in picture) with Steve Snuggerud

These two characters are here to make sure everyone is having a good time! Whether you need a good laugh or a gentle hug, Steve Snuggerud (Heirloom Creations) and Brian Ladson (Country Stitches) are always the life of the party. Come see how much trouble we can get these guys into!


We love when our students share their latest creations with us. Here is a super fun opportunity to share your amazing talents with other sewists…who knows there might even be some special prizes for our favorite projects. Plan to bring your projects on day 1. We will arrange all the projects for viewing at the beginning of day 2. 

Meet the Stars…

Marsha Kirsch

Greatly loved for her enthusiasm and lively presentations, Marsha incites fantastic results, whether from the masterful technical skills she teaches or the inspiration that sewers take away from her events. She imparts an empowering “can do” attitude when instructing in the use of advanced machines and new software . . . opening up wide doors to creativity, and fun ways to embellish projects with exciting results. Customer “smiles” at the end of her events are her reward. Marsha enjoys creating and designing garments, purses and home décor projects. When selecting a pattern or design, she finds unique ways to give them an individualized creative touch, especially through embellishment.

Elizabeth Pooler

Elizabeth grew up at Sew-A-Lot, the quilting store her mother has owned since 1981. Spending many days learning about the PFAFF sewing machines and how they worked, she became passionate about sewing. She began working full time at her family’s business in 2004, managing the Lexington, KY location in addition to helping with the operations of the Centerville, OH stores. Her passion has always been teaching people all the fabulous things that their machines are able to do. She enjoys coming to Sew-A-Lot everyday and working closely with her sister and mom to continue a business that has been in her family for over 35 years. She is also a wife and mother to two girls.

Phil Carlton – Software Dude

Phil Carlton of Edmond, Oklahoma, has been teaching embroidery software classes for over 10 years. His light-hearted, humorous approach to teaching is grounded with extensive computer experience; he clearly explains the “whys” as well as the how to’s of our amazing software. Students return to his classes repeatedly as they know they will learn something new from a talented teacher. Recently, Phil’s software education lessons have been featured monthly through the Vantage Software Support program and through SVP’s advanced dealer education program. You can follow Phil on his Premier+ Phil Facebook page.

Sara Snuggerud

Sara is the face of Her passion to teach sewing machine education goes back to her teenage years when she started working at a sewing machine store while in high school. She has traveled the world teaching, met her husband at a sewing machine convention and now is a YouTube “sewing star” of her own. She helps run Heirloom Creations in Sioux Falls, SD with her husband Steve, teach classes and run the poplar website SewingMastery. She also has two online BluPrint (formally Craftsy) classes, “Serger Solutions: Troubleshooting Techniques” and “T-Shirt Quilts: Start to Finish“. Come see all of Sara’s latest sewing and embroidery projects.

Sign up today!

Event Fee & Locations

Early Registration $199 until April 13, $249 after April 13.

Call any one of the three locations to enroll today! Payment in full holds your space.

Country Stitches, Lansing, MI – (517) 351-2416
Event Location: Ramada Lansing Hotel & Conference Center
May 3 – 4, 2019

Heirloom Creations, Sioux Falls, SD – 605-332-4435
Event Location: Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center
May 10 – 11, 2019

Sew-A-Lot, Lexington, KY – (859) 264-7472
Event Location: Northeast Christian Church, 990 Star Shoot Parkway, Lexington, KY
June 7 – 8, 2019

Sewing with the Stars Facebook Page

Join all of the “STARS” over at the Sewing with the Stars Facebook Group to see pictures leading up to the event and from each of the locations.

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