What’s the Buzz: April Events at RMSV

by Cathy Ellsaesser, posted on

April showers are supposed to bring May flowers. Not sure if that will happen, but April will bring some really wonderful April events coming your way at our new event center.

In addition, as always, we’re offering some great in-store classes. Check them out below and see our full April offerings by clicking here.

Angela Wolf All Star Extravaganza

Join us at the NEW Rocky Mountain Event Center, April 11 and 12 for the Brother All Star Extravaganza starring Angela Wolf, Louis Carney and more! You don’t want to miss this exciting two-day event.

Photo of Angela Wol

At this hands-on, team sewing event you will get to rotate between four different classrooms to learn a variety of sewing and embroidery techniques.

  • Create and complete an adorable tote bag on the Brother CV3550 Coverstitch Serger with Angela Wolf!
  • Discover incredible sewing and embroidery features of the Brother Luminaire XP1 with Louis Carney!
  • Learn how to glass etch and foil on the Brother Scan N Cut SDX 225!
  • Get educated on stabilizer and embroidery techniques with Floriani experts.

For $149, kits, lunch and refreshments will be provided for this two-day class (10 am – 5 pm).

Angela Wolf Lecture/Demo

There is even more fun on Saturday, April 13 at a fun and informative lecture demo day with Angela Wolf!

Angela Wolf, fashion and pattern designer, is the anchor of the PBS series It’s Sew Easy and host of Behind the Scenes and Sewing News LIVE weekly Facebook shows.

Photo of Angela Wolf with model wearing one of Angela's creations, a blue skirt and jacket with fringe trip

Entrepreneur, consultant, author of How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business, and founder of Angela Wolf Pattern Collection. Angela teaches online and virtual classes on Angela Wolf Academy, Craftsy, and Patternreview, with over 140,000 students from all over the world. Angela contributes to Threads, Sew Stylish, and Sew News magazines; In addition, she is a wonderful vlogger, blogger, influencer, and brand ambassador for Brother International.

Photo of Angela Wolf with model wearing tan skirt and blouse, one of Angela Wolf's creations

She is the winner of 2008 Passion for Fashion, 2012 American Sewing Expo’s Teacher of the Year and has received numerous recognition awards including 2016 Outstanding Industry Contributor, 2018 Best Lifestyle Live Facebook Show, Best Educational Vlog, and Best Facebook Sewing Group.

She is a wealth of information, and we are so lucky that she will be at our Event Center April 13 from 10 am to 5 pm to share with us!

Cost for the seminar is $49.99 and lunch is NOT included. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.

OESD Hands On Super Spree

Photo of projects worked on in OESD April events

In this two day event, you will learn to make six different projects, plus you’ll learn valuable embroidery tips and techniques to make your own projects more successful and less stressful!

Gain embroidery inspiration as you view a wide variety of embroidery projects on display. In this class you will:

  • Learn how to choose the right products for most any type of project.
  • Get two days of instruction from an embroidery expert.
  • Complete six fun projects.
  • Receive a class CD with all class projects and step-by-step handouts.
  • See a trunk show of beautiful embroidery projects.
  • Have a chance to win door prizes and giveaways.
  • Receive a goody bag valued at over $200.

This two day event is being held at our new event center and is offered twice: April 25-26 (10 am – 4pm) or April 27-28 also from 10am – 4 pm. The cost is $99 for either session and includes lunch.

In-Store Classes

Make A Purse Class – Littleton 04/09/19

Photo of tote bag used as an example for make a purse class

Do you love purses and bags and totes?
Do you want to learn how to make purses and bags and totes?
This class is for you!
Every month you can bring in your new favorite purse pattern, and we will help you decipher the directions and you will have a new purse!

Cookies & Cream Apron – Colorado Springs 04/20/19

Photo  of cookies and cream pattern for class at colorado springs

This is a fun version of the four corners apron from Vanilla House.

This sweet frock has scalloped edges around the bottom which accents the pockets and the neckline flap.

You will learn how to sew scalloped edges, make straps, add pockets and line an apron.

Bernina Software Inspirations – Arvada 04/23/19

Photo of Bernina software box for class at Arvada

BERNINA V8 embroidery software lets you design, import, edit, manage, and freely configure your embroidery designs, and much more – the ideal tool for creating your own distinctive embroidery motifs. The powerful BERNINA embroidery software works in a similar manner to a graphics program, giving you completely free rein in turning your ideas into reality.

In the 10 months of classes we explore various parts of the program.  There are no classes in July or December

A video lesson prepared by Bernina educators is shown with written handouts. Each student receives the entire video lesson, handouts and designs to take home to practice.

Learn to Use Your Serger, part 2 – Aurora 04/23/19

Photo of woman sitting at serger for class at Aurora

In this session, you will learn the more advanced features of using your Serger. We will go over threading for 5 thread stitches, coverhem (if a feature) and any available decorative techniques.

This class is for the owner of any brand of standard Serger (this excludes Baby Lock air threading).

Prequisite: Serger, Part 1 or staff permission.

Let’s Be Copy Cats! Learn Basic Computer Skills for Managing Embroidery Designs

Photo of CDs and USB sticks for Computer class at rmsv

If you struggle using your computer and have difficulty copying and saving designs from the web, email or a CD, join us for a 4-hour computer usage class.

In this class, you will:

  • Learn basics of Windows File Explorer
  • Copy an embroidery design from a CD to your PC or USB stick
  • Copy a design from your computer to a USB stick
  • Save files from email and web downloads to your PC or USB stick
  • Learn how to unzip and save files.

Please note:  This class is for PCs only – no MACs.

Sew Fun

Join us for our monthly Sew Fun sessions. We have a new presenter this month and can’t wait to see what she has in store for us!

Aurora: Tuesday, April 16th, 10am, 2pm, 6pm
Littleton: Wednesday, April 17th, 10am, 2pm, 6pm
Arvada: Thursday, April 18th, 10am, 2pm, 6pm
Colorado Springs: Friday, April 19th, 1pm, 5pm