Welcome to our world of Quilting, Sewing & Embroidery! We're here to share so many of the things we love with you.......
So, please take a few moments to settle back and enjoy the treats we have waiting for you on these few web pages and the opportunities you'll find at our shop. We hope you'll visit us soon! We look forward to seeing you.....
Store Hours Mon - Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm Extended hours: Tues til 8:00pm Closed Sunday
Handi Quilter - we proudly sell & service all HQ machines The Handi Quilter Avante 18" machine is now the BEST SELLING quilting machine in the USA! And for very good reasons -
Made In The USA! The Handi Quilter machines, as well as the tables and frames are all made right here in the good ole' US of A.
Solid construction/latest technology - the best materials and the most innovative ideas go into every machine.
When it comes to quality, training & service you can't beat the service we provide through our partnership with Handi Quilter. We have been HQ dealers since 1998 and we have the best-trained staff in the area for all of your HQ needs - whether you are thinking about a purchase of a new machine, plan to upgrade your existing machine, need training on your machine, or need service for a machine you already own. Our staff is ready to SERVE YOU!
If you're looking for a solution for quilting those quilt tops that have a way of stacking up on us, we have the solution for you:
We can quilt them for you - we have several staff members who are talented, experienced & creative quilters, and we will be glad to talk with you about personalized quilting on our machine. We can also give you a cost estimate for your consideration CLASSES
Our class schedules are posted in our email newsletter, so be sure to sign up to receive your copy. Our classes continue to evolve, but below is a highlight of what we offer....
We offer a very popular class series called Beginning Quilting By Machine. You'll get eight 2-hour classes, in which we'll teach you all the basics for making your first lap-size or baby quilt.These classes are a perfect way to learn the best techniques for quilting for anyone with limited experience. It's also a great way for self-taught quilters to brush up on the best practices for quilting. Nancy Porter teaches this series, and her students love her! She occasionally offers a follow-up to this class, Advanced Beginning Quilting By Machine.
Nancy also offers a Beginning Sewing series (3 classes) periodically. The class is an introduction into sewing, perfect for anyone with a new machine, and also a great class for teens interested in creating their own designs.
Sandra's Embroidery Club groups have grown and now there are eight different groups! Each Club meets once a month, and delights in learning new techniques and exploring new possibilities as they share their projects, resources and inspirations. Show & Tell is an important part of each meeting, followed by monthly demonstrations.
Sandra is also our software guru for embroideries and embroidery software programs... If you need help with your embroideries - whether software, stabilizers, threads or machine issues - come in and talk with her, I'm certain she'll be able to help you out.....
We also offer a monthly PhD & Pizza ("PhD" is a very descriptive term for "Projects Half Done"). This group meets on a Friday, from 4:00pm - 10:00pm - the Fridays vary according to our staff schedule, so be sure to check with us fo rthe next meeting. You will have our expert staff of Peggy McIntire and Tina Hendricks (which is worth the $7.00 fee alone), and we also provide pizza & drinks. Bring your sewing machine and your projects and join in the fun. Is this "quilt heaven" or what! A great time to share with other quilters- good food, fellowship and fun.
Strip Club offers a new quilt quarterly. It works like this: month 1, we design the quilt, month 2 we display the quilt, take sign-up's and prepare the kits, month 3 you pick up your kit.
Beginning in January of each year, we offer a new Sampler Club. Sign-up's are always held in the month of December, and the meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday and the 3rd Saturday of each month (you select which day is better for you).
We also host several weekly Women Of The Bible Quilt groups - combining a weekly Bible study with making a 6 inch quilt block representing each remarkable (and sometimes infamous) woman we study. The studies are based on the book "Women Of The Bible" by Ann Spangler and Jean Syswerda.
March is a very busy month for us as we prepare for the Greater Atlanta Shop Hop! We also sponsor a booth at the Atlanta Original Sewing & Quilt Expo each March. If you are attending the show, stop by and visit with us.....
Each year we host a Christmas In July event, and this year will be no exception.We're always thinking up new ideas to showcase and delight you with, so we fill the shop with samples, Chrsitmas fabrics, patterns and techniques
Sandra now has 8 embroidery groups that meet monthly, each group at different levels of experience. She also offers various stand-alone embroidery classes from time to time - you do not have to be in one of her embroidery groups to take one of these. If you are interested in either joining a monthly group or signing up for one of her classes, call the shop and ask for Sandra (note: there is usually a waiting list!).
Our Handi Quilter National Educator, Mary Beth Krapil, is with us at least once each year for more hands-on long-arm training. In a few short days, we cram in as much as time allows: usually classes in Threads, Needles & Tension (TNT), Pro-Stitcher training, and free-motion quilting. Mary Beth always brings along lots of beautiful samples that she's created with new and creative techniques.
The delightful & charmingWalter Floriani joins us most years in August for a very informative session where he shares his very extensive knowledge on embroidery.
One Sunday afternoon in early December, we host a Christmas Open House. This is a time we set aside to gather with friends and to celebrate the coming season of Christmas.
We offer many different Technique Classes throughout the year. Let us know if you are interested in one of these and we'll notify you the next time it's offered again. If we don't have one scheduled soon, we'll do our best to add it to our class schedule:
Helga occasionally offers her classes in applique - techniques in both hand and machine.whether it's used in quilting or to enhance your techniques in fashion sewing or even home decor. Let us know if you're interested in any of these classes.
Sandra teaches a stand-alone embroidery class on Cut-work Embroidery. Cost for the class is $20.00 + kit fee. You'll learn the age-old technique of cut-work embroidery. This technique looks so elegant but Sandra will teach you a really easy way to accomplish an elegant cutwork guest towel.
We also schedule special guest teachers throughout the year, who teach new techniques and bring samples, new books, new tools, etc. and teach us how to use them. These are announced in our newsletters, so be sure to keep us updated with your email address to stay current with specail class offerings.
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For more information, please contact us at 770 831-7990
We are a full service sewing center, offering the finest sewing experience with a complete line of Elna sewing & embroidery machines and sergers. We also offer an amazing range of software for quilters and embroidery enthusiasts, including the Floriani Embroidery software - the latest and most user-friendly software on the market today.
We Are Your Complete Quilting, Sewing and Embroidery Resource
What you'll find when you visit our store...
A friendly & knowledgable staff, ready to assist you with any sewing question or selection.
Experienced teachers dedicated to making your sewing experience successful & fun!
Very cool selections! 100% cotton fabrics, patterns for sewing and for quilting, notions and sewing aids of every description.... and much more
Elna eXcellence 720
Elna 745 Serger
Employment Opportunities at Georgia Sewing & Quilting
If you are eager, enthusiastic, energetic, and have a zest for people, Georgia Sewing & Quilting might be just the place for you!
From time to time, we anticipate that we will have openings for class instructors, and occasionally for sales team members.
If you think you might fit the bill and would like further information, please contact Jeanne at 770 831-7990.