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Summer Sewing Classes & Camps: Important Dates & Info! | May News from JoLene’s Sewing School

I Can’t Believe It’s May!

I can’t believe it’s May already – that means it’s time to start thinking about summer sewing classes!

Spring is definitely a time of renewal for me as school winds down, spring flowers come forth, and gardens get planted one by one. The world around us is transformed, and I feel transformed along with it. I love it!

Speaking of growth and transformation, June 2018 marks the 9th year of JoLene’s Sewing School! I can’t believe I’ve been teaching kids and adults how to sew for nine whole years – the time has just flown by!

A BIG THANK YOU to all of you for helping me make my dreams come true! I love teaching every one of you, and I look forward to helping both my current students and my new friends learn to sew in the upcoming years!

 

Upcoming Summer Sewing Classes Information & Important Dates

As this school year comes to a close, I look back with fond memories of all my kids, parents, and adult sewers. You’ve all experienced many great achievements over the past nine years, and I am so proud of everything you’ve all accomplished!

Here are some important dates and information for Summer 2018:

  • Last Day of Spring Classes: The last day of spring sewing classes is May 25th.
  • Make-up Classes: If you need to make up any classes, please contact me.
  • JoLene’s Vacation: I will be taking a vacation from May 26th – June 16th. I will have no classes during this time. This is a time of renewal for me, as well as a time for cleaning, preparing for camps, and time away with family. I hope you enjoy this break, too, and come back refreshed!
  • Summer Adult Classes: My Summer Adult Classes will begin on June 18th. These will be at the same days and times as normal.
  • Summer Kids Weekly Classes. I will have Hourly Summer Kids Classes between June 21st – August 23rd on Thursdays from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, as well as any time between 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Please give me a call  and let me know what time works best for you.
  • After School Classes: My After School Classes will begin September 4th. Sign up now to hold your spot!

 

Exciting News: My 10th Anniversary Party!

In June 2018 I’ll be celebrating 9 years of owning Jolene’s Sewing School. And, while this is very exciting, it got me thinking… why not start preparing now for next year’s BIG 10th Anniversary Celebration!!!

From September 2018 – June 2019 Jolene’s Sewing School will have 10 full months of celebration. And it’s all leading up to my BIG 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!

There will be events, prizes, and more leading up to the Big 10th Anniversary Bash. And all of you are invited to celebrate!

Keep your eyes peeled for more information!

 

Summer Sewing Camp Information

Summer camps begin June 18th and my final summer camp begins August 20th.  

I am doing 18 summer camps total this year. I try to do a good variety of camps, from clothing to stuffed animals.

Below is a list of my upcoming camps. For more information, please check out my website: https://jolenesews.com

Pick your favorite camp and sign up quickly, as spots are limited!

 

Dates Of Summer Sewing Camps 2018:

June 18, 19, 20:  I Love My Dog Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

June 18, 19, 20:  Everything Fox Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

June 25, 26, 27:  Dress A Doll Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

June 25, 26, 27:  Camp Stitch-A-Lot Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

July 2, 3, 5:  Animal Stuffy Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) *Note this camp is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday because of the 4th of July holiday.   

July 2, 3, 5:  Summer Dress For You & Your Doll Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) *Note this camp is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday because of the 4th of July holiday.  

July 9, 10, 11:  Hawaiian Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

July 9, 10, 11:  Skirt-A-Day Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

July 16, 17, 18:  Star Wars Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

July 16, 17, 18:  Pokémon Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

July 23, 24, 25:  Who’s Hooting? Owl Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

July 23, 24, 25:  Emoji Hoodie Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

July 30 & 31, Aug 1:  Harry Potter Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

July 30 & 31, Aug 1:  Heart Rag Quilt Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Aug 6, 7, 8:  Va-Room Your Bedroom Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Aug 6, 7, 8:  Minecraft Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Aug 20, 21, 22:  Back to School Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Aug 20, 21, 22:  Meow Meow Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

 

Student Spotlight

Announcing The Best Student Of The Quarter: Summer!

Look at this wonderful shirt that Summer made! I love her choice of fabric. It’s a vintage pattern that she’s bringing back with style. The neck was a little tall originally, and so she took out the facing, cut it down a bit, and put it back in. Now it’s perfect!!!

Great job, Summer!

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 What’s New With JoLene?

For spring vacation, I went to Idaho and took care of my mom. I visit her when I can, and help out so that my sisters can have some time off. I enjoy going, as it’s always quiet there and relaxing.

While I’m in Idaho I always do lots of snuggling with my mom, and make sure to fix her favorite foods. This time I made green pepper steak and chili rellenos. Yum!

While I was there, I was also able to wish my sister Donna a happy birthday. Then, my sister Tonya took me “the back way” to her home in Mountain Home through the city of Buhl, where we stopped and got homemade licorice ice cream. I managed to get a picture of it before it was all gone!
summer sewing classes

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We also stopped to see Balanced Rock – a 48-foot tall, 40-ton wind-carved rock that balances on a pedestal. The pedestal is only 3 ft. x 17 in. It was very cool! Here’s a picture of it:

I also spent Easter with my sister, where we colored Easter eggs and played games. I made them my famous German pancakes for breakfast (they were so good I ate them before I could get a picture!).

Finally, I left early Monday morning to get back home. I love my family, and love spending time with them. I hope each of you have been able to get in some good family time, too!

 

I’m looking forward to seeing all of you in the summer!

Happy Sewing!

Jolene

Camps, Projects, Fall Sewing Classes! | September News from JoLene’s Sewing School

What A Great Summer!

What a great summer we’ve had here – these past few months have been filled with wonderful classes and even MORE wonderful students! We had a ton of great summer camps going on this summer. However, the most popular was Emoji Camp – we had 14 participants for this camp alone! The kids had a great time sewing their own Emoji pillows and footy pajamas out of Emoji fabric. We even made Rice Krispy treats for snack, and decorated them with our favorite Emoji faces! Everyone had a blast, and I’m excited to be doing more of these camps moving forward.

Want to know about more of the classes I’ve offered this summer? Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page, where you can keep up with class updates and other information. Click this link to visit my page.

 

Student Spotlight

I truly enjoyed all of my students this summer! However, there is one that stood out in particular. Cerra is 13 years old, and this her second year attending my camps. Each year, she flies to Oregon all the way from Hawaii in order to see her family and take my sewing classes! This year, she participated in Around The World Camp, where she had fun sewing her own french berét, french skirt, stuffed panda bear, and bag that says “Hello” in 13 different languages. It was a joy having her in class, and an honor to have her come all the way out here to see me. I’m looking forward to seeing you again!

 

Upcoming Class Information & Important Dates

Fall sewing classes have officially begun!

My one-hour Children’s Classes are being held Mondays – Fridays at 3:15pm, 4:15pm, and 5:15pm. There are still plenty of spots open for those of you who have not signed up yet. Please click this link to view all class availability and information.

Are you adult who would love to learn to sew? My Adult Classes are lots of fun, and you’ll leave knowing all the basics you need to sew your own clothing, accessories, and more! There’s still a few spots left if you’d like to sign up. To view up-to-date availability for my Adult Classes, please click this link.

You can also call me at (503) 804 -7259 for questions or to set up an appointment.

The holidays are coming up, and my sewing school will be taking some much needed breaks to celebrate! Please note the following dates that we will NOT have class:

  • Columbus Day – Monday, October 9th
  • Halloween – Tuesday, October 31st
  • Thanksgiving Week – November 20th – 24th
  • Christmas Break  – December 18th – January 1st

 

Exciting News: I Have A “New” Sewing Studio!

As some of you know, my sewing studio recently got a huge makeover! With help from my sister and some friends, we transformed my old studio into a work of art. I love it!

Want to learn more about the studio, and stay up-to-date with what’s going on with Jolene’s Sewing School? Click here to read my blog! I have a new blog up every month with sewing school updates and fun sewing tips.

What’s New With JoLene?

I was lucky enough to take a trip to Hawaii in April with my family! My husband, daughter, son-in-law, four grandkids and I all spent a week in Kauai. We went snorkeling, ziplining, swimming, and spent some time relaxing on Hanalei Beach. We also went to Turtle Cove, which is a small cove at the base of a cliff. There were tons of turtles swimming around! It was such a great trip, and an excellent way to spend time together as we got ready to head into summer. Here’s a few pictures from the trip:

 

I’m looking forward to seeing you all as we head into Fall! If you have any questions, please let me know.

Happy Sewing!

JoLene

Monkey Business at the Summer Sewing Camp

Last week was chock full of monkey business at my summer sewing camp! I’ve wanted to teach the old-fashioned sock monkey project for quite awhile, and this was the summer we made it happen.

 

Sock monkeys are an Americana tradition, and like many classics, they are making a comeback right now in popularity. When I attended the Street of Affordable Homes Tour, I saw a child’s room that was decorated completely in the sock monkey theme, with bedspread, monkey pictures, and colored sock monkeys everywhere. I was excited to share this craft with my students, in a blend of both the traditional style and current popularity.

For supplies, I bought the original red-heeled Rockford socks from Fox River . That company bought Rockford socks in 1992 and have continued making them, much to the delight of sock monkey enthusiasts everywhere.

As always, my camps have a maximum of four students, which ensures everyone has plenty of personal attention and can thrive in their learning and sewing fun.

It’s fun to combine treats with such a unique project. I made sock monkey rice krispie treats, sock monkey cake pops, and baby cinnamon rolls that I called monkey ears.

In our camp, we made a big sock monkey and a small one. Because the project requires a lot of hand sewing, I was a little concerned that it would be especially challenging, but everyone did a great job, and had wonderful monkeys to take home.

Traditions are important, and it was a pleasure to introduce my students to a traditional craft with a modern flair.  There are slots open in some of my upcoming workshops, which includes more toys, stuffed animals, clothing, and even a Harry Potter camp. Click here for details and to register!

Happy sewing,

JoLene

 

Kicking Off Summer Camp in New Location

Kids are out of school, this week summer is officially starting, and so is JoLene’s Sewing Camp for Kids! This year’s lineup includes many great opportunities for kids ages 6-14. There are several options to make various stuffies or animal-themed items that are sure to bring happy smiles as flat cloth transforms into toys. Making a summer or back-to-school outfit, a matching dress set for a child and a doll, or perhaps a hoodie may be the ticket for some students who want to wear their creations. For the Harry Potter enthusiasts, there’s a camp just for you, too! Or if curling up with a handmade heart quilt sounds cozy, that’s also an option. With so many choices, there’s surely something to grab your interest. Click here to see the full list.

With a few open spots available, the time to act is now. Browse class options, make your choice, and check out, all from this page on the website. Camps are available morning or afternoon, for three weekdays in a row. This concentrated time at the machine helps kids learn quickly in a fun environment, and in just a few days they have a wonderful project (or set of projects!) to take home. For new students, a one-time-only free safety class is required and can be scheduled by contacting JoLene.

For returning students, note that all summer camps will be held in a new location: Nelson Chiropractic, 6647 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon. Please use the back door when entering.

This looks to be an exciting summer of creativity, learning, connection, and fun. We look forward to seeing you at our new location for Summer Camp!

Happy sewing,
JoLene

Summer camps are now open for registration! Find our Camps/Workshops under Child/Teen Classes. Dismiss