A Straight Stitch

Class Descriptions and Fees

BES Software  You will learn a new technique each month to be used with your software.  You will be able to resize designs, add lettering, combine designs, and remove parts of a design.   Those with Version 4 will be able to use their software wirelessly to their machine and computer.  Classes for Version 4 will be labeled as such when these specialty classes are available.  The only thing you need to bring is your laptop with the BES software installed.  Class Fee is $15.00.  Class meets on the first Saturday morning of the month from 10:00 to 12:00.

Quilting for Beginners:  This class begins quarterly and will equip new quilters with the basic knowledge to create their first quilt.  Class fee is $150.00 plus materials.  Participants that purchase the bulk of their fabric at A Straight Stitch will be able to attend Project Sew Classes FREE (see below).  This alone is a $225.00 value!!  Class meets every Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:30.

Beginner’s Embroidery This is a class for those that are just starting their adventure with machine embroidery.   Each month, we will complete a small project that will teach the basics of machine embroidery.  Class fee is $15.00 plus designs and materials.  Class meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00.

Project Sew:  This is a scheduled time for students to work on projects that they were unable to complete in the normal class time.  This is not a structured class.  However, any student that is registered for a current  Beginner’s Embroidery Class, Embroidery Club, and Quilting for Beginner’s Class may attend this class at no cost.  Anyone that would like to sign up for this class but is not eligible to receive the class for free, may sign up for $25.00 per session, space allowing.  Class meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00.

TGIF:  Usually meaning “Thank God It’s Friday,” this is the class we fondly refer to “Thank God It’s Finished.”  This is your time to work on those projects that are stacking up.  (Have you peaked into my office lately.)  The cool thing is that we will be here to answer your questions, give you moral support, or kick you in the butt if that’s what it takes to get you to finish those projects.  Class Fee is $75.00 per month or $25.00 per class.  Class meets every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00.

Paper Piecing New projects begin quarterly.  Along with your membership and purchase of fabrics at A Straight Stitch, you may attend Project Sew or TGIF for FREE.  Class fee is $150.00 plus materials. Class meets every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:30.

** Stop by the store to see our current projects.


All class fees are due upon registration.

All students must provide their own tools and rulers.

You must register at least 2 weeks in advance for any class.  Earlier is better!

Special tools, patterns, etc., must be prepaid before they are ordered.  We cannot guarantee enough items will be available for class unless students are preregistered.  Special tools and patterns that are special ordered for a class are NOT refundable.  No refunds or extensions will be allowed for classes that are paid on a monthly basis (TGIF, Beginner’s Quilting, Paper Piecing, and Saturday classes).  During inclement weather, if schools are canceled in Bangor or Brewer, all classes at A Straight Stitch will be canceled.  Classes cancelled by A Straight Stitch due to weather will be rescheduled, moved to the next month, or refunded.