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Baby Lock Embroidery Classes

Ruthies Notions in Baker FL has awesome classes planned all the way thru the end of the year into the New Year! View this page often to see what all we have going on for you and yours! It’s never a dull moment around Ruthies with all the new hands on classes! So many classes are out of this world wonderful! Just ask all the people who come!!

Please view our exciting classes that we offer below. We keep adding more, so be sure to check our website often so you do not miss out!

2 Day SPECIAL Embroidery EVENT

Ruthies Notions Embroidery Fun 2 Day Event

Join Zandra Shaw and Deborah Jones from Club Ed for the most exciting 2 day event you ever attended!!

Don’t miss an opportunity of a life time at Ruthies Notions in Baker FL. This event is our gift to you and you will get a wonderful catered lunch each day!

Zandra and Deborah both will teach you so many ways to use your Baby Lock single needle and multi-needle machines to the very max! Wait until you see all they are going to teach you!

Deborah Jones is a lifelong 2nd generation embroiderer who wasted no time getting involved with home embroidery machines when they became available in the 1990s. She even took one on her honeymoon! So it’s no surprise that she is passionate about sharing her knowledge about producing high-quality embroidery. With three books and five Craftsy classes, this internationally recognized expert makes it fun to learn about how to produce your best embroidery ever. In her unique class, Deborah guides you through puzzling challenges such as small lettering, plush materials, hard-to-hoop items and more. This class will leave embroiderers of many skill levels feeling confident. Beginners to intermediate embroiderers will all learn valuable information in Deborah’s class.

Sign up now for both days!! Seating is very limited!

2 day Baby Lock Embroidery Class

Baby Lock Multi-Needle Embroidery Machine Class

July 26th, 2017

Everything Multi-Needle with Mike Johns

Have you recently purchased a new multi-needle machine?  Have you owned one for a while but have unanswered questions on how to use it to its full potential?  Or maybe you have just been thinking about stepping up from a single-needle machine to a multi-needle.

This class is just for you!  Mike will show you just how fun it is to create amazing and fun projects while taking full advantage of all the wonderful features loaded into these incredible machines.  We will cover threading, routine maintenance, hooping, perfect placement, IQ Designer, and much, much more.  This class is perfect for everyone, even if you are brand new to the world of embroidery.

In addition to teaching you the basics of multi-needle embroidery machine, Mike will show you how to use embroidery software to create beautiful projects from start to finish.  This is a FREE CLASS and as always a delicious catered lunch will be served.

Sign up today!! Space is limited!

Christmas in July

July 27th, 28th, or 29th, 2017

Ruthie’s Christmas in July – FREE CLASS

Featuring Zandra from South Africa, Lori Hernandez and Mike Johns

Each day is the same and you will receive a gift from Zandra worth $100!

This will be the biggest and best Christmas in July event ever. You will learn how to create lots of Christmas gifts using our amazing line up of Baby Lock embroidery machines, sergers, and the Silhouette Cameo! Learn all about ways to use your Silhouette Cameo and learn about embroidery, serging and quilting.

Free delicious Christmas dinner with all the trimmings will be provided each day!

Click here to register for July 27th – This day is full!
Click here to register for July 28th
Click here to register for July 29th

Embroidery Fun Day

July 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2017

Embroidery Fun Day by Ruthie’s Notions

You can come to either one of the three dates!

Each attendee will receive a USB stick with 4 projects and a Quilters Pin.

This is in correlation with our Christmas in July Event.

Click here to register for July 27th – This day is full!
Click here to register for July 28th
Click here to register for July 29th

Baby Lock Hands on with Zandra and LoriJuly 31st, August 1st and 2nd, 2017

3 Day Hands on Class with Zandra Shaw and Lori Hernandez

Bring your Baby Lock Destiny II or Ellisimo for this class. You will create the most exquisite projects you have ever done in a hands on class.

Event Fee: $198 for all three days
Fee includes a kit, but you will need to bring thread for your machines and your sewing tools including your embroidery machine and the arm for it.

Doors open at 9:00am and Class is from 10:00am until 4:00pm

A free catered lunch will be provided each day.

Click here to register!

Quilt Guild Aug 4th

Quilt Guild Aug 5th

August 4th or 5th, 2017

Quilt Guild Celebration with Zandra Shaw and Lori Hernandez

Pick a day! Each day will be the same class.

Bring 10 members from your guild and receive a Baby Lock Anna sewing machine worth $450!

The Guild that brings the most people will receive a Baby Lock Amelia worth $700!
Lori and Zandra will teach you exciting ways to quilt and will have beautiful samples that you will love.

This class is our gift to all the Quilt Guilds and Sewing Clubs in our surrounding area.

If you do not belong to a guild you can still come and enjoy a day of learning and make new friends too!

Doors open at 9:00am

Class is from 10:00am until 4:00pm

A free catered lunch will be provided both days!

Click here to register for August 4th
Click here to register for August 5th

Everything Embroidery Retreat

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The Everything Embroidery Retreat in Crestview, Florida! August 17,18, & 19th.
It is only $129 and is getting more exciting everyday!

Event Location:
Crestview Community Center
1446 Commerce Drive Crestview, FL 32539

We are adding more vendors including Deborah Jones from Club Ed plus we will be teaching Scan n Cut by Brother, plus Jeff Bray who is the head of Brother will be there!

Wait until you see the new line of all the Brother machines! You will love, love, love all the excellent classes in store with some of the best teachers in the industry. It will be one of the most exciting events you ever attended. You will learn from some of the most experienced teachers out there. They will teach you so many ways to make money with all your embroidery machines. You will love what you can do with Scan n Cut and just wait until you see all you can do with the Cameo Silhouette!

Plus, you will love all the package deals on all those wonderful new Brother machines with awesome features you have been wanting to buy. You will get them at the best prices ever!

There will be awesome products available to buy such as vinyl, blanks, Durkee Hoops, and the most incredible selection of stabilizers. You will also learn how to use them properly to get excellent results like you never thought possible.


This is a chance to attend one of Chasity Witts most informative event ever. You will love all the variety of classes everyday. Each day will have different and exciting classes. Plus you get a wonderful catered lunch by Uncle Bill’s each day, included in your price!

Jeff Bray from Brother is giving away a Persona Embroidery Machine!!!

Sign up Now!!! Seating is Limited!!
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What is the retreat about? The Everything Embroidery Retreat is a three day educational event for the embroidery, heat transfer vinyl, and applique industry. The retreat will be a full learning event with all the equipment available for you to try plus shopping opportunities. There will be machines, cutters, fabric, vinyl, and all the supplies for the industry available for purchase in the shopping area. Come join the fun!

What you can look forward to @ the Everything embroidery retreat

Here are just a few of the amazing classes that are included in this event. Come to this event no matter where you are from beginner, to seasonal, to professional. Every sewist will be inspired to greatness beyond words. The large selections of inspiring tools and supplies will take you to new levels you haven’t ever imagined.

Zandra: Product line

Thinking outside the hoop is just the beginning. Trust Zandra to completely inspire you with innovative 3-D designs that make embroidery come alive. Beautiful embroidery starts with the artist and Zandra, the artist, has the vision to make her design sparkle. Release your inner artist after Zandra leads the way to amazing results. Be inspired by over 1,000 silhouette designs that Zandra has designed and ask the artist how to combine and use this bounty of inspiration.

Mike Johns: stabilizers& Durkee hoops

Stabilize for professional results- The key to any successful project is using the products the professionals use. Once you try and source ” the good stuff” you will not only save money, but also valuable time. Don’t compromise!This seminar will allow you to imagine an embroidery world without mis-alignment, without hoop burn and without error. Yes my embroidery friends, such a world exists and we will take you there!

Cathy: Quilting & silhouette

Cutting for quilts- embroidery applique on a quilt or quilted project? How do you handle the bulk? How do you stabilize it? How do you even hoop it? Cathy will reveal the necessary tips and techniques to make this skill an important part of your bag of tricks. Top it off with pre-cut silhouette applique shapes to speed things along and add new, profitable segment to your business.

Mike- Durkee hoops

Simple and effective hooping join Mike Johns of durkee hoops for the scoop on hooping systems to keep your embroidery preparation fast and more productive. If you have ever had hooping challenges this information will change your embroidery life forever. Add in the perfect product for pre cut silhouette appliqué and you will be producing perfect results at top speed.

Lori: serger

The next level- we all want great products to give or sell. What makes anything GREAT? You have to take it to the next level! Love will show you how a simple blank, or clothing, or decor item can be sold for ten times the original cost. Hard to believe? It just takes a little know how and the tools that make it happen.

Cathy: Business Silhoutte

Little things mean ALOT! How does your business stand apart from the competition? What makes YOU special? Small and simple touches will keep your customers coming back to you again and again. Send the message that you are a professional and into the world. Make everything you do, every machine – even a silhouette cutting machine- do double duty marketing for your business.

Dee Powell:

Owner of Nobbie Neez Kids, believes in making embroidery fun for everyone!
Dee began embroidering when home machines could only manage a 4″ x 4″ field. She has grown with the home-embroidery industry, making digitizing and embroidery her passion as well as her career.

With over 20 years experience as a top-notch (not to mention prolific!) digitizer and embroiderer, Dee brings new ideas to the embroidery world! Dee has digitized and sold thousands of designs while inspiring others to develop their own skills. She has motivated others to discover their personal creativity in using embroidering to embellish all aspects of their lives – from the traditional to the unexpected!

Join Dee as she teaches and demonstrates taking embroidery to new heights!
Embroider on boots (YES YOU CAN!), Umbrellas, Shoes, Overalls and more ! Dee will encourage (and abet!) you in thinking ‘outside the box’ while using your embroidery machine!

Dee’s designs include appliqués, in the hoop, red work, quilting, traditional embroidery – and more! Dee is thrilled to be sharing her experience and knowledge at The Everything Embroidery Retreat in Crestview, Florida in August 2017!

Embroidery Class

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One lucky person will win a Babylock Alliance embroidery machine at closing ceremonies on Saturday!