What’s the Buzz: May Events at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum

Golly, our event center was really hopping in April! Check out a couple short video montages from the All Stars with Angela Wolf and the OESD Spree Party. I just love the event center, and I think the folks who have attended one or more of our events there will agree. The layout and facilities at the event center make holding events there so easy and comfortable. We’re just getting started, and have a great lineup for more with our upcoming May events.

Warehouse Sale

photo of Warehouse Sale embroidered on a piece of white fabric.

We are doing some major Spring cleaning at Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum, and have greatly reduced prices on new and used sewing machines, sewing furniture, vacuums, quilting long arms, sergers, sewing accessories, notions and more. Some items are up to 70% off. All new and reconditioned sewing machines come with full warranties, classes, and qualify for our 1 year upgrade program.

Hurry in! This is a 1-day sale May 4, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm at our Event Center. Find us at 3535 S Platte River Dr., Unit A, Sheridan CO 80110. Most items are one only! Special financing is available on everything .

May the 4th be with you.

PFAFF Experience May 8 at Colorado Springs

Join us for a fun filled event where Pfaff educator, Karen Charles, will guide you through making two projects. The Semi-Circle Accessory Bag is an in-the-hoop project highlighting the Applique Creator, Shape Creator and curved zipper. Also, The Stichin’ Awesome Bag features Pfaff exclusive Floating Stitches and Radiant Stitches as well as other decorative stitches.

Explore the possibilities on the most advanced sewing and embroidery machine Pfaff has ever created. Plus you are sure to be inspired by the beautiful samples in Karen’s trunk show. Seats are limited, so sign up today!

Pfaff Premier+ 2 Embroidery Software Design Creation Made Easy!

At the one day lecture, see just how easy it is to create or personalize embroideries using the PREMIER+ 2 embroidery software. There is something for everyone to learn and enjoy during this presentation no matter your embroidery skill level.

Karen will demonstrate the latest in stabilizers, notions, feet, hoops and much more. From general sewing to creative embroidery ideas, you will be inspired and excited to try something new on your next sewing projects. Then see just how easy it is to create or personalize embroideries using the Premier 2 embroidery software.

Discover how to do basic manipulation of designs to make them your own, and then explore your options to create designs from scratch.

Click here to register for the May 9 lecture.

But Wait…There’s More

After and exciting day of learning all the possibilities, how about a two day hands-on class May 10 & 11 using the PFAFF creative icon?

Learn new ways to use your machine’s feet, quilt your quilts and get more professional results with quick tips and tricks. Karen is travelling from Vermont with a fabulous trunk show and will demonstrate amazing techniques that will inspire you to be more creative. Plus, you will get the chance to complete 4 projects to take home! There is something for everyone to learn and enjoy.

  • Semi-circle Accessory Bag: An in the hoop embroidery project highlighting Appliqué Creator, Shape Creator, and wonderful embroidery features that make sewing a curved zipper in the hoop simple and easy with the creative Icon.
  • Stitchin’ Awesome Bag!: This bag will help keep things organized! Sturdy, yet attractive, it highlights the PFAFF Exclusive Stitches including Floating, Radiant, and even more Decorative stitches.
  • Uniquely Personalized Cards: Make special one-of-a-kind Birthday, Holiday and Thank-You cards or Invitations using exclusive stitch techniques and built-in sewing fonts. Express yourself and create unique gifts that are simple and easy to replicate.
  • Folded Accessory Holder: The Folded Accessory Holder is a brilliantly designed project highlighting how valuable the IDT and PFAFF unique stitch techniques are to any project.

I Did Not Know You Could do That on a PR1050x!

Advertisement for Brother 10 Needle class, one of the May events

Join in this hands-on event and experience the FUN side of a multi-needle machine. Sure, you know that a PR1050X can be a great business machine but what if you just want to do ITH projects, or edge to edge quilt a baby gift, or do a puffy monogram on your hat, or maybe personalize a warm and snuggly animal friend? That’s what we’ll be doing in this event. No talk of business here! Just fun, fun, fun.

On your first day we’ll play on the machine doing projects. This will be either May 16 or May 17. The second day is a lecture/demo on PE Design 11 software! This will be May 18 and all attendees from the hands on classes May 16 or 17 will attend.

The class fee is $79 for both days . Click here to register for the May 16 and 18th class or here for the May 17 & 18 Class.

Handi Quilter Experience

Handi Quilter Logo

May events continue with the two-day HQ Experience Lecture Demo, May 29 and 30 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. This Special Event offers 4 different classes on the HQ Amara.

Long Arm Toy Box

Buying a long arm machine is only the first step toward successful quilting. Wait until you see what these nifty gadgets and accessories can do to make your quilting even more accurate, faster, easier and fun! Come see why you’ll be reaching for these tools again and again, and always with a smile!

Ruler Essentials

If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base and Sure Foot, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.

Curvy Rulers Ahead

Fasten your seat belts and get ready to drive! You’ll be rounding corners, navigating curves and riding up and down with this class on curved templates. Learn how to read and use the markings on the templates, and the tricks for making half circles, flattened circles, and perfectly curved lines. Create beautiful quilting designs using swags, clam shells, ovals, arcs and half circles.

3-D New Kids On The Block

Handi Quilter continually adds new rulers to the line-up and you will welcome them with open arms. Come learn about their features, how to use them and what you can accomplish with this cadre of handy new rulers. Sized to fit your hand and designed to make ruler work easier, you’ll be reaching for these rulers again and again!

Amara Long Arm machines will be set up for you to use. Project kits and lunch are provided. Class fee is $99. Click here to register.

Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher Experience

Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher May Event

Join us for this fun filled 2-day May event on the Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher.

All are welcome to this class!  If you are interested in learning about the amazing features of robotics, or if you already own a Pro Stitcher, this class is for you!Friday, May 31 from 10 am – 5 pm

You will need the full version OR simulation mode of Pro Stitcher loaded on your personal Ipad, tablet or laptop prior to the day of the event. Ask your local Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum store about how to get prepared.

Class is held from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. Your class fee of $99 includes lunch and snacks. Click here to register.

In-Store Classes


Photo of Brother ScanNCut  for May events

Come to the Arvada store on May 25 from 2 – 4 pm if you’re need some help with your Brother ScanNCut DX. This free class will acquaint you with the functions and features of the machine. Learn how to navigate on the screen and what the basic icons are for. Learn how to scan a basic design, do basic modifications and test cut paper.

Check out the May calendar for other classes at Arvada.


Photo of quilt blocks for Ruler work class at the Aurora store in May events

You can add beautiful texture to your fabric – from basic stippling to the glorious feathers, in all its forms. Explore different designs and learn the techniques for Free Motion or Ruler Work Quilting on your home machine in this class on May 11 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Check out the May calendar for other classes at the Aurora store this month.

Colorado Springs

Photo of dog on jelly roll rug to make in class at the Colorado Springs store one of May events

Looking for a unique way to use those beautiful Jelly Rolls you have been stashing away? Look no further! Come to the Colorado Springs store on May 25 from 10:30 – 5:30 and make a Jelly Roll Rug. This is a fun project that’s just perfect for the confident beginning sewist. Of course, it’s great for the experienced sewist as well!

Check out the May calendar for other classes at the Colorado Springs store this month.


Photo of midi bag for one of the classes at Littleton in May events

There are three great versions of this popular bag – Mondo, Midi and Mini Bag. In this class you will complete the Midi version (with option to make either size). We think you’ll love this bag and will want to make more for gifts — and make all the different sizes. This class is on May 20, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, is open to all levels of sewing abilities.

Check out the May calendar for other classes at Littleton.

Gracious! There is so much going on this month! I’m tired just writing about it.