Suzy's Sack Class
- May 12, 2018 09:30 am

This is a perfect little sack to clip on and go! Includes full step by step instructions to create this 6 x 7 inch little wonder. You will learn to do bobbin work as trim on this cute bag. It's just the right size for everything you need. May 12, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Cost: $ 40.00
Ryan's Case for Smiles
- May 15, 2018 10:00 am

Formerly ConKerr Cancer. Come and help others sew pillowcases for hospitalized children. Bring your sewing machine. Free!

Shipshewana Shopping Spree
- May 16, 2018 07:00 am

Join us in a fun girl's day out shopping! We will be traveling by luxury bus to Shipshewana, Indiana, where simple living is a choice. Shipshewana is a bustling small town with quaint shop-lined streets, specialty retailers and home-style dining. Historic downtown consists of over 100 local merchants (including quilt shops) within easy walking distance. You will leave Friendly Stitches on May 16 at 7 am and return about 7 pm. Shop at your leisure and have lunch on your own at the Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery. Call for details, bus is filling up fast so call and pay to reserve your spot

Cost: $ 50.00
Versatile Wave Bag Class
- May 19, 2018 09:30 am

This is a basic purse with a zipper and interchangeable straps and covers. Be creative! Embroider and embellish as you wish, add a dramatic piped, wave edge! For intermediate sewers. Finished size is 12" x 8-1/2". Sign up and join the fun! May 19, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Cost: $ 38.00
Curved Log Cabin Quilt Top
- Jun 02, 2018 09:30 am

A stunning example of the power of the super-scrappy quilt, this is a Log Cabin with curves. Two Saturday sessions: June 2 and June 23, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Cost: $ 50.00
Cabo Bucket Purse Class
- Jun 09, 2018 09:30 am

Cabo Bucket is approximately 13" wide x 12" tall x 5 1/2" deep. Pockets all the way around the inside. Swivel Hook Set and a button loop closure to give the bag it's cute shape! June 9, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Cost: $ 38.00
Embroidered Candle Mat
- Jun 11, 2018 10:00 am

Learn how to make this cute candle mat except with embroidered butterflies. This spring/summer candle mat will brighten up your kitchen or dining table! Download free Candle Mat Project from Embroidery Library and purchase Butterfly Design in our store. Two Monday sessions: June 11 and June 25, 10:00 am to Noon

Cost: $ 30.00
Edge to Edge Quilting Class
- Jun 16, 2018 10:30 am

If you've ever wanted to finish a quilt quickly, make a quilt completely on your own, or see what you can do with your embroidery machine, then you'll love this class. This technique allows you to use your home embroidery machine to get quilting results like you would see from a long arm quilter. Saturday, June 16, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Cost: $ 30.00
Mariner's Compass Class
- Jun 30, 2018 09:30 am

You will be creating a Mariner's Compass using the strip piecing method - no paper piecing! This is the easy way! Call to sign up and get your instructions and materials. June 30, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost: $ 40.00
Sew Blessed
- Jul 05, 2018 12:00 pm

Come and sew with others who share their talents and sew for charity. Bring your machine and they will supply the materials! We are so blessed - come and share with those who aren't! Usually meets first and third Thursdays.

Cost: $ FREE
Egg Money Quilt Blocks
- Jul 14, 2018 09:30 am

You will be making 3 blocks per week. Make this beautiful vintage-looking quilt top. Bobbi will work with you if you can't make one of the classes. Don't pass this one up! 7/14, 7/21, 8/4, and 8/18. Click on class name for more information.

Cost: $ 100.00
My Brother VM6200D Class
- Jul 23, 2018 10:00 am

My machine can do that? This is an advanced class on your VM6200D. Come and really play on your machine and learn new possibilities! You will need to bring your machine and all accessories (no embroidery accessories). Two Monday sessions, July 23 and August 20, 2018, 10 am to noon.

Cost: $ 30.00
Make a sunflower placemat using the Mariner's Compass companion booklet with the strip piecing method and the Fat Robin Compass ruler, no paper piecing! How great will these look on your table! July 28, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Cost: $ 40.00
Treasures and Trinkets
- Aug 11, 2018 09:30 am

Store, protect, and organize jewelry, sewing supplies, or other small treasures in these handy cases in three sizes. The unique folding design and removable pods allow you to easily separate and protect multiple sizes and types of items. A top handle makes transporting easy and zippered closures keep everything safe and secure. August 11, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Cost: $ 40.00
Basic Sewing Machine Maintenance Class
- Aug 23, 2018 05:30 pm

Save money! Learn how to keep your machine in tip-top shape with minor adjustments. Learn how to adjust tensions, adjust stitch lengths, the proper way of cleaning, when & how to change the needle. You'll have less trips to the repair shop for professional maintenance. August 23, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Cost: $ 30.00
Amethyst Project Sewing Bag
- Sep 08, 2018 09:30 am

This bag features ample storage space for any project or hobby - quilting, drawing, hand-sewing, and so much more! The lining features a zippered pouch, mesh zippered pocket, and elastics for holding pens or other items. The bottom of the case has an elastic buckle strap to hold quilt blocks , books and rulers. 14 in long x13 in high x 3 in deep. Two Saturday sessions: Sept 8 and Sept 22. 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Cost: $ 40.00
Cork is the fabric of the future! Linda White will be at our store to do a trunk show in the morning showing samples she has sewn and the differences in cork products, and a make-it/take-it class in the afternoon so you can make a medium bag on your own sewing machine. A kit will be provided at the cost of $45.00 as well as a free lunch! 9:00 am to 10:30 am for trunk show, fee $15.00. 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm for make-it/take-it, fee $30.00. Or sign up for the whole day for only $40.00.

Cost: $ 40.00
Road Trip Case
- Oct 06, 2018 09:30 am

A generous size tote bag with great features: Recessed zipper, large interior elasticized pockets, front pocket, and fun piping and pleat details! Makes a great diaper or beach bag. Saturday, October 6. 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Cost: $ 40.00
Fall Leaves Wall Hanging Class
- Oct 13, 2018 09:30 am

This is an easy wall hanging that will teach you new techniques! You will learn how to applique and how to quilt your project using a Quilter's Guide Foot or a Stitch-in-the-ditch Foot. Finished size will be 3' x 4'. Call for fabric requirements. Fusible and pre-cut leaves will be supplied by teacher. Sign up and join the party! 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Cost: $ 45.00

Friendly Stitches’
Class Etiquette Rules:

Only one rule: please be considerate and respectful of others (teachers, fellow students, facility). In other words, fees are due at time of registration, cancellation and refunds only available 7 days prior to class, no children or guests or cell phones and your machine must be in good working order. That way we can all learn something and have fun doing it!



  • 630.541.8388
  • 2135 W. 63rd Street
  • Downers Grove, IL 60516