Mystery Flower Blocks by Sue Spargo

Creating with Hand Dyed Wool and Textural Fabrics

Join Sue for five wonderful days, designing and hand stitching a set of nine Mystery Flower Blocks.The project is being presented as a creative design class, allowing each participant's piece to be unique.  She has taught this creative project only once at her studio.

You will begin instruction with layering techniques, using simple stitches and fabrics for creating textured backgrounds.

Next, create your own unique set of flower block designs as Sue guides you through this process, drawing inspiration from her folk-art flower designs provided in class.

Last, but not least... embellish your blocks using hand dyed wool, silk velvet, silk fabric, linen fabrics and fun cotton fabrics while experimenting with a variety of speciality threads, exploring embroidery stitches, stitch combinations and layering techniques that add incredible depth and texture to your work.

The nine finished blocks are 6" square and can be incorporated into a small quilt or wall handing, pillows, tote or any number of fun, folk-art projects.

Bigsby's will provide kits for this Seminar. You will be given several options to purchase a complete kit or any combination of wool fabric, cotton fabric, velvet, threads, and more. Bigsby's has a full array of Sue Spargo products in stock now including hand dyed wool, Sue's latest mill dyed wool and Sue's thread such as Ellana, Efina, Eleganza, Razzle and Dazzle. This class will fill quickly!!

Cost of Sue's five day Seminar (including lunch):    $550
This Class will fill quickly, so call Bigsby's today at 262-785-1177.

Tuffet Class

Tuffet (noun) - A low upholstered seat or footstool, hassock, ottoman

While you'll want one for yourself, tuffets make wonderful gifts for special occasions including weddings, new babies, anniversaries and special birthdays. These heirloom creations will bring a touch of charm to any room! Join Cheryl, a certified TuffetSource affiliate, and create your own masterpiece in a two-part workshop. You will have fun and walk out of the second class with a completed tuffet!

Class Fee: $90    Kit: $100    Pattern $28

See Calendar for class schedule

Bernina Club

It's fun to share your sewing interests with others!  This club is for owners of Bernina sewing machines, embroidery machines and sergers purchased from Bigsby's who want to share their sewing fun.  Meetings Feature:

*Sew and Tell by club members who want to share their sewing projects* *What's new in the sewing world* * Sewing techniques, tips and project ideas* Class date(s):  3rd Monday of each month Time:  10:30am or 6pm Cost:  1st year after purchase...No Charge Club members receive a 20% discount off regular retail price of most items on club day

Wool Club

This year's wool club will be led by Karen Hendrickson, who has been a member of the group since its inception, and a teacher for several years.  She has been an avid quilter and hand stitcher for over 35 years, with sewing and embroidery experience going back to her childhood, and loves to share ideas and inspiration with others. 

Wool club members may choose one of two year-long projects to work on, with assistance tips for success, inspiration and encouragement from the teacher and other participants.  All group members will receive a store discount, a first look at new releases and products, and other surprises during the year.

My Enchanted Garden (top photo) by Gretchen Gibbons is one of the projects members may choose to work on in 2017. A traditional block-of-the-month project, there are 9 wood appliquéd blocks plus a pieced and appliquéd border.  This quilt offers lots of opportunity for members to flex their embroidery creativity as they personalize their embellishment of the blocks in this quilt.  Lots of teaching and help in perfecting and learning new stitches will be available.  A pattern book and optional monthly wool kits are offered.

'Round the Garden (bottom photo) by Wendy Williams is the second project being done by wool club members this year.  Less traditional, this project provides lots of opportunities for members to personalize the buildings and landmarks in the quilt to their own community or perhaps to one they fondly remember from their childhood.  The pattern calls for this quilt to be worked as a 56" square whole cloth quilt, but some members may wish to break it down into smaller increments.  A working group will offer ideas.  This quilt is not for beginners. 

Farm Girl Vintage

Summer project remembering days past of the Farm Girl Vintage.  12 weeks of blocks, with optional backgrounds, barns and sashing kits available

Class date(s):  Monthly Wednesday classes begining June 7 - see calendar for details

Time:  11am-noon or 6pm-7pm

Cost:  $33.00 to sign up plus $3 per class

Hoopsisters Charmed Adventure

Any embroidery machine can make these quilts.  Join in the fun and create this one-of-a-kind quilt!  

*Paper pieced center
*Blocks take 30 minutes or less to stitch
*Create in your choice of 5", 6", 7", 8" or 9" blocks.
*Amazing One Block Wonder Quilt options and new techniques 

Class date(s): Wed or Thurs classes monthly starting March 22.  See calendar for all dates
Time:  Wednesday classes 6:30pm
or Thursday classes 9:30am

Cost:  $150

Sew-cial Virtual Club 2017

A year-long Bernina Virtual software class.  Each lesson will emphasize a different software technique with practical application.  It's a fun way to learn your software.  Class fee includes a CD with Software Inspirations, Design Works Decoded, All About Embroidery Fearless and Lifestyles Club.

Class date(s):  3rd Saturday of each month

Time:  10:30am-1pm

Cost:  $100/yr

Quilting in the Hoop

Did you ever wonder if you could quilt a whole quilt in the hoop of your embroidery machine?  No free motion, no longarm machine, just you and your embroidery machine.  Come join Sue and learn the secrets of how to get perfect placement and get those quilt tops finished.  This class is only offered on an as-needed basis and fills fast, so sign up today.

Date:  Friday, March 31, 2017

Time:  Noon-5pm

Cost:  $45.00

Circle Sorbet 2

Learn to piece and quilt this wall hanging using the circular embroidery attachment for your machine.  At the conclusion of this class you will know how to complete these attractive circle blocks and finish your project with decorative stitch quilting using a variety of thread choices including metallics.  Bring a small snack and be prepared to have some fun!  Most should be able to piece and quilt this project in the time allotted.

Teacher: Donna

Class date: Thursday, June 8th
Time:  10:30am-2:30pm

Cost:  $35 plus $12.50 pattern

HELP me embroider before I cry!

Do you have any embroidery projects that you're not sure how to finish?  Bring the project to class and get the help you need to finish it.  Bring your favorite snack to share, as we all need to eat while we embroider!!!

Date:  Friday, March 17, 2017 AND Friday, April 21, 2017

Time:  9:00am - 2:00pm

Cost:  $45.00


Important Class Policy Info!

  •  Our classes have a list of required supplies that you should receive when you pay for the class.  Please be sure to read it carefully so that you are prepared for class.
  • If you find it necessary to cancel a class, you will receive store credit if cancellation is made at least one week prior to start of class.
  • We may find it necessary to cancel a class if minimum  enrollment is not met.  If we do, you will receive a full class fee refund.
  • We have worked hard to offer you great classes with the most up-to-date techniques and information.  All classes require supplies.  We realize that notions, supplies, and fabric can be expensive.  In order for you to have a successful class it is important for you to have all the supplies listed on our supply sheets.  We do not list any unnecessary supplies.
  • We also respect all copyright laws.  If a pattern or book is required, each student in class must purchase their own copy, unless otherwise noted.
  • When you are purchasing class supplies, tell us at the register and you will receive a 20% discount on qualifying merchandise.