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Bonny Eagle Adult Education



Personal Enrichment

Sewing for Beginners II

$64

with Lori Roberts

Calendar Sep 11, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 7 weeks

Build on your knowledge of the ¼ inch seam and create more intricate projects, like a Mason jar bag that has a gathered tie, a microwave cozy, or a hot iron carrier/ironing mat. You’ll learn the basics of rotary cutting and reading simple patterns. You should have basic sewing supplies such as needles, thread and a seam ripper, a rotary cutter, cutting mat and rulers for the class and will need to purchase all fabric for this class. The first project will be a Mason jar bag for a quart jar. The instructor has a machine available for student use during class. Supply list available from adult ed office.

Prerequisite: Sewing for Beginners I, or equivalent knowledge of sewing.

Working sewing machine

Supply list: Mason Jar Gift Bags (Drawstring Bags) by Yesterfood

* fabrics of your choice (amounts vary depending on what sizes you make; fat quarters work well for most sizes)

*coordinating thread

*coordinating 3/8" ribbon (grosgrain works best for not raveling) or cording

Here are the jar sizes and fabric needed:

* 4 oz: 6.25" X 7" (cut 2 of outer, 2 of lining); 2 lengths of ribbon, 20" each

*1/2 pint: 6.25" X 8.75" (cut 2 of outer, 2 of lining); 2 lengths of ribbon, 20" each

*pint (short wide mouth): 8" X 9.5" (cut 2 of outer, 2 of lining); 2 lengths of ribbon, 23" each

*quart (regular mouth and wide mouth): 8" X 13.75" (cut 2 of outer, 2 of lining); 2 lengths of ribbon, 25" each

 

 

Sewing for Fun a.m.

$64

with Donna Sawyer

Calendar Sep 19, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 7 weeks

"The dates listed here are the correct dates for the class as they have been changed since the printing of the catalogue. Please contact our office if you have any questions prior to registering for this class"

Keep warm during these cold Maine winters! Make a lap or throw size quilt just big enough to snuggle under on a cold evening. You’ll use the “Disappearing 4-Patch Block” for your pattern and choose a five, six or seven-inch block to make your square. Once a 4-patch square is sewn together, you’ll slice it into pieces so that the original square looks completely different. Anyone who can sew a straight seam can join this class. Laugh and learn! The instructor has two machines available. Supply list available from adult ed office. 8 Weeks

Working sewing machine

Supply list:

Materials for class to make a throw size quilt:

6 dark fat quarters and 6 light colored fat quarters will make 24 squares 10 ½” each.

Buy more fat quarters if you want a bigger quilt.

6 fat quarters dark colors

6 fat quarters light colors

Thread, rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler and scissors

Disappearing 4 patch is easy peasy! This is a class for intermediate sewers. You will start with 4 squares. They can be 4”, 5” or 6” squares. You will need 2 dark squares and 2 light squares. This class is designed to have the student learn a scant ¼” seam. There will be no points to sew in this quilt.

For this class we will be using 6” squares. You can use whatever scraps you might have leftover from other projects as long as you can cut 2 light squares and 2 dark squares. If you wish to use fat quarters, 1 light color and 1 dark color, you can get 4 completed quilt squares that area like, I.e., 8 dark and 8 light which will make 4 squares.

Start with 4 squares and sew together into a square.

Then cut through square 4 times:

Turn inside cuts 1 turn. See below the sewed square! The square should measure 10 /2” when finished.

 

 

 

 

Sewing for Fun p.m.

$64

with Donna Sawyer

Calendar Sep 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

"The dates listed here are the correct dates for the class as they have been changed since the printing of the catalogue. Please contact our office if you have any questions prior to registering for this class"

Do you want to be the Queen Bee, or at least look like one? Be the first seamstress on your block to make your own “Queen Bee Bag”. When they see yours, everyone will want one! This bag is guaranteed to hold your rulers, cutting mat and the rest of the sewing supplies needed for class. It’s a moderately difficult project and can be accomplished in eight classes. (You can do it!) Use charm squares, jelly roll or fabric purchased by the yard. An added benefit…this class will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. You will need a sewing machine, scissors, and thread for this class. Supply list available from adult ed office. 8 Weeks.

Working sewing machine

This multi-pocketed bag is made to hold all of your sewing your “ stuff ” when you want to sew at a friend’s house or take a class. It even holds your 24” cutting mat and ruler which are always a challenge to carry. It measures 26” x 28”. All of your friends will want a bag when they see yours as you flirt around town!

Supplies needed:

1 jelly roll or 1 pack of charms squares (42 piece pkgs)

2 ½ yards of matching fabric to the jelly roll fabric or charm squares

2 ½ yards for lining, handles and binding

Interfacing:

You have a choice to make for interfacing,

You can use quilt batting for a softer bag, or heavier interfacing for a more stable bag

2 yards of either of the above

Please note, you do not need to buy interfacing for the first class.

Social Security, Your Questions Answered with Retirement by Design

$10

with Mark Morrison

Calendar Sep 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Social Security likely will be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. We’ll discuss how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan, when you should start taking benefits, and tax considerations. This presentation illustrates how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. You’ll learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want. We’ll also discuss how you can add flexibility to your strategy to help you handle unexpected events. No discounts.

 

Stress Management with Essential Oils

$20

with Ida Atkinson

Calendar Oct 10, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We all deal with stress in our lives. Come to explore some of the methods that can help reduce the amount and the effects of stress on the emotional, mental and physical levels by using our senses, especially the sense of smell. You will have the opportunity to choose from several single or blended essential oils and then make a foot soak to take with you to use at home. Safety of oils will be addressed. Come and have an “Ahhhhhsome” evening.

Please bring a dishtowel, glass or stainless steel bowl, and a spoon.

Materials fee of $5.00 payable to instructor the night of class.

 

Tai Chi: Session 1

$45

with Robert Mason

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join us in adventures with Tai Chi. Practice proper breathing techniques, relaxation movements and leg strengthening exercises that will improve your balance and agility and reduce stress. These relaxing, low impact meditation movements will help increase lung capacity and might even lower your blood pressure. 6 weeks No class: 10/8

New location: BCES, 912 Long Plains Road, Buxton, ME 04093

Tai Chi: Session 2

$45

with Robert Mason

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join us in adventures with Tai Chi. Practice proper breathing techniques, relaxation movements and leg strengthening exercises that will improve your balance and agility and reduce stress. These relaxing, low impact meditation movements will help increase lung capacity and might even lower your blood pressure. 6 weeks No class: 11/12

 New location: BCES, 912 Long Plains Road, Buxton, ME 04093

Taking Great Photos

$48

with Daniel Kasprzyk

Calendar Sep 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

It’s said that the best camera to use for great photos is the one you have with you. In our digital world, this means your best camera might just be a smartphone, tablet, or point and shoot. In this workshop, you’ll transform your electronic devices into great cameras. Learn simple tricks and techniques to turn your basic photos into masterpieces, and practice proper framing and subject selection just like the pros do. This is a hands-on course, and participants will use the camera on your favorite electronic device. Please note: The photos you take for the class will be shared with the class each week as you hone your newly learned skills.

6 Weeks

No class: 10/18

 





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