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Great Classes, Clubs, & Events at Threads of Time

207 S. Buchanan, Danville, IL  61832

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Hoop-Dee-Doo Club: Delve into the dazzling world of machine-embroidery with our new, Anita Goodesign Club. Come in and work with Ila as she showcases the 3 newest designs each month.  You'll work in small groups around our Janome or Elna machine so you don't even have to lug your heavy machine! Each club member gets a CD with 3 different designs each month.  $15.00 each class.


4th Monday of each month, 9:30-12:00

4th Saturday of each month, 9:30-12:00


BettyBetty’s Sew-Alongs:  Join any time, start a new project whenever you’re ready, and enjoy the camaraderie of other seamstresses.  You’ll work at your own pace and choose your own projects, but you’ll always have the guidance of Betty, our instructor if you need any help. No Charge.


1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month, 2:00 – 7:30 

Creative Covers: This group meets to create quilts for children in need.  Distributed to local agencies, these blankets made with love go to our local children.  Anyone who wants to help, can! Led by Barb Monson.


2nd Friday of each month, 12:30-3:00 

Digging Digitizing: Learn how to use the phenomenal Digitizer Version 5.0 software in a group led by Ila Hillard.  You must have Version 5.0 to participate, and the group will meet once a month to explore the power of this program.  Bring your computer with software already loaded.  Sign up one quarter at a time beginning in April. $30.00 for the quarter.


2nd Wednesday of each month, 9:00-11:30

Create-A-Class:Get together FOUR people and give us a topic, and we'll arrange an instructor and the supplies. You can plan the time. Just let us know what you want. Remember that we're here to serve you!

IlaEmbroidery Club: Led by our award-winning embroidery instructor, Ila Hillard, this club does a different project each month, learning new techniques, experimenting with various materials,  and creating amazing items.  Meets in either an afternoon or a morning session. Register 3 months at a time for $30.00.  Registration in the club for 3 months means that you are committing to purchasing the supplies and/or kits required for each of those 3 month projects.



2nd Tuesdays, 9:30-12:00 or 1:00-3:30

3rd Mondays, 9:30-12:00

embroideryHappy Hoopers Heyday: Ila will be there to help embroiderers with whatever they are working on.  UFO's, class projects, gifts for others… Work on whatever floats your fancy, but we'll be there to help you if you have questions. We'll give prizes and demonstrations, and yes, there will be lots of fun.  Come join the group and hoop away.  $10.00 


1st Monday of each month, 9:00-4:00 

LogoPlay Day: Remember when you were a kid and you got to go somewhere to play all day?  Well, no one said there's an age cut-off date for having fun. We'll have a free pattern or project idea every hour, mini-demos, and door prizes at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00. You’ll have lots of time to get projects under way, to visit with friends, and get new ideas.


August 24, 2017


Sadie’s Dream for a Cure: Every year, thousands of families receive the devastating new that their child has cancer. The emotional and financial toll is overwhelming. Not only must families confront a new reality which includes words like “chemotherapy,” “transfusions,” and “surgical procedures,” but they must often deal with time away from work and family. Our goal is simple. To make their lives a little easier, by providing support in a time of crisis, and to let these families know that they are not in this alone. But we can’t do it without your help. Please join us in helping these little warriors.
Sadie’s Dream for a Cure makes fabric tote bags for children with cancer, and then the organization fills each bag with games, toys, treats, and toiletries. Join us at Threads of Time when we will band together to make as many bags as we can possibly make in one day. Sadie’s Dream for a Cure will donate kits for the bags, and once you have the pattern, we hope you will make more bags on your own. This day will be a great event for a very worthy cause. We’ll do a potluck lunch, so bring something to share with other volunteers. Let’s pack the house and help kids with cancer. No charge, but call us to let us know you’re coming so we have enough bags ready for you to sew.


October 18, 9:00-3:00

Summer Dreams by Hoop Sisters: Do this beautiful machine-embroidered quilt called "Summer Dreams" by Hoop Sisters. Each class session, Ila will illustrate the project step-by-step, giving you clear directions through a demonstration. You come, watch, ask questions, take notes, but you don't have to bring your sewing machine. The fabric selection is up to you so you can choose the colors that call to you. This is an "Embroidrablock" format, and you get to choose the final quilt size by choosing the size of each block ranging from 5" blocks ending in a quilt that's 39" x 39", all the way up to a 70" x 70" made with 9" blocks. Six sessions of instruction and the cost of the design disk. $160 + supplies to be purchased from Threads of Time.


2nd Mondays starting September 12, 10:00-12:30

Sunday Sew with Mary: Want to learn to sew? Do you just need some motivation to get going with your projects? Join us for our Sunday Sews! Mary Stahl will be working on a project, and you are welcome to do what she’s doing or to do your own thing. Either way, she’ll be on hand to answer questions or guide you if need be.


 2nd and 4th Sundays, 12:30-3:00

A New Age Muslin Block of the Month: Get started on a beautiful new quilt in January with our New Age Muslin Block of the Month. This quilt is lovely in its understated elegance with classic quilt blocks designed in soothing tones and set on a creamy background. Because the fabric is a simple textured muslin, the cost of this twelve-month block of the month program is less than other Block-of-the-months. You can register for the BOM with a class led by Winnie Reid on the second Mondays of each month, OR register to receive the block kit by picking it up or having it mailed to you each month. Cost is $30.00 up front before December 15th for the pattern. $15.00 per month if you want the class. $10.00 per month (plus postage and tax) if you just want the block.


2nd Monday of each month

Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13,   Dec 11

Time for Technique: Do you have decorative stitches on your machine that you don’t know how to use? Do you do any twin-needle sewing? How many of those fancy feet that came with your machine have you actually used? Take this “Time for Technique” class with Ila to learn how to utilize the FULL potential of your Janome machine! This class is for owners of Janome sewing machines or embroidery machines. You will create eight unique quilt blocks, each block showcasing the effect created using decorative stitching, different feet, or needles. Blocks can be made into pillows, table runners, purses, garments, or you may decide to put them all together into a quilt. Eight month class, once a month. We have set up two separate classes so that more people will be able to benefit from this fabulous class. Cost of instruction is $80.00. Cost of pattern and kit is $110.00. Payment of either $80 or $110 reserves a spot in class. Balance due February 7th.


February through September, on the first Tuesday of each month, 10:00-12:30

February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4 (subject to change), August 1, September 5.


February Through September, on the third Tuesday of each month 10:00-12:30

February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19.

Winnie ReidWednesdays with Winnie: Get help with any project, learn fundamentals and new techniques, get ideas for your next project.  Learn from a master! No Charge.

Wednesdays, 12:00-4:00