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Byrne's Creative Bees

First Tuesdays, 7pm and First Wednesdays, 10am

If not, why not? Each month from October through June, we host a presentation by some of the best, (and most entertaining!) teachers in some facet of sewing or quilting. Our goal is to have you learn more and love your hobby as much as we do. Additionally, we inspire each other with an awesome Show ’n Tell. And our shared interests have certainly fostered a lot of friendships over the years. Because education is important to us, in addition to the usual 20% discount on purchases at Byrne's Creative Bees programs, we'll be offering a 50% discount on any Byrne’s Bees workshop! (Look for the eligible workshops marked "Half price for Byrne's Bees!"

So, for the $125 "club fee", you'll get 9 months of fun and informative programs (Don't forget - we offer a daytime and an evening presentation each month), 20% off anything you purchase at a Bee program and 50% off on any Byrne’s Bees workshop! Sew… why aren't you a Byrne's Bee???

Check out the programs for remainder of the 2016-17 BEE'S season below.

Louis Carney

October 2-3

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Louis has been sewing forever and graduated with a degree in Fashion and Interior Design. His career in the sewing industry has given him an incredible knowledge of machines and his book, Creative Sewing Techniques by Machine, will stretch your creativity in new directions. This is his genius… He will reignite your excitement… about your machine and all its amazing capabilities and, even more, about where your machine can take you. A fun and exciting program you will love! (See Tuesday or Wednesday workshop listed under Special Events!)

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Holiday Party!!!

November 6 & 7

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

We're still making plans for our annual Holiday gathering but we guarantee you they'll be festive and fun! Mark your calendar and take a night off to enjoy a bit of holiday cheer!

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Playing with Colors

December 4 & 5

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Cindy Grisdela is an award-winning artist who’s happiest in her studio surrounded by piles of colorful fabrics. In this lecture and trunk show, she’ll use examples of her work over the last 25 years to take away some of the mystery about choosing colors effectively for your quilts. Not sure what colors “go” together? This is the lecture to reduce your stress about color! See Wednesday afternoon workshop listed under Special Events!)

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Still Working on It!

January 8 & 9

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Stay tuned!

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Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles and Quilts

February 5 & 6

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Pat Yamin's new book by the same title is all about taking what’s old and making it new again. Just wait ’til you see how fresh traditional shapes can be! Pat will have antique quilts and her new adaptation to show. Fun all around! (Stay tuned for details about her Wednesday afternoon workshop.)

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Still Working on It!

March 5 & 6

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Stay tuned...

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Happy Villages and Accidental Landscapes

April 2 & 3

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

Karen Eckmeier - Two totally different techniques with the same fun results! Karen shares her two favorite approaches to playing with fabrics: Fabric collage (Happy Villages) and layered/topstitching (Accidental Landscapes). This lighthearted and informative power point presentation will show you how the techniques evolved and will inspire you to try fabric collage or layered/ topstitching in your own creations. (Stay tuned for details of Wednesday afternoon workshop!)

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What Makes a Quilter Tick?

May 7 & 8

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

David Sirota - A humorous look in the mirror. Join David for a fun-filled, interactive, eye-opening look at quilters and the little quirks, passions and obsessions we all share. We’ll hold a mirror up to ourselves and see what others see when they look at us. Maybe it will help explain why your friends and family look at us the way they do. (Stay tuned for details of Wednesday afternoon workshop!)

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Michael Johns of Mama's Boy Designs

June 4 & 5

$25 - or FREE if you're a Bee!

If you missed Mike during his first visit…this is your chance! He is just amazing, and seemingly can do it all! We're not sure where all this came from, as his background is in banking but it certainly works for us. Mike knows machines and their technology inside and out, software too, and he's an embroidery genius. What can't he do??? Come find out! (Mike will be here most of the week, so stay tuned for details on several workshops he'll be doing!)

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