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Claudia's Creations Machine Embroidery Workshop 

Our Next work shop is:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 6th, 7th and 8th 2023. 9:30 - 3:30 pm.
We will also be hosting Claudia the first weekend in May and October of 2024!

Join us for 3 fun filled days of Creative machine embroidery with Claudia Dinnell of Claudia?s Creations. Come master Claudia's multi-hooping technique for perfect placement and alignment. Improve your hooping skills, better understand the features on your machine that allow you to tweak the position of a design within the hoop. Get tips and techniques that will make your embroidery exciting, fun, and flawless. Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 5th, 6th and 7th 2023. 9:30 - 3:30 pm each day for instruction with Claudia including a light lunch (Sunday morning Brunch). You will then have the opportunity to continue embroidering until 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday with an optional $12 for an evening buffet dinner. You will have your choice 5 different unique workshop exclusive designs of Claudia's Creations to choose from. Your workshop fee includes one of these three designs. Her new design will be released in January of 2023 which you can see below. We will enjoy 6 hours of wonderful instruction from Claudia to help you complete one of her exclusive designs for her workshops only.
This is for ALL machine brands but the minimum hoop requirement is 8" wide by 12" long hoop or larger. 

Hotel Accommodations 
If you are not near the Des Moines area and you are traveling, we have secured a corporate rate with the Hampton Inn & Suites in Ankeny, just 8 minutes from Woodside Quilting. The corporate rate is $99.00 per night with a free breakfast. Call the hotel directly to make your reservation and mention you are needing the Woodside Quilting Corporate rate for an event. You need to call the hotel and make this reservation directly with them not through a 3rd party. If you have questions or issues, please call the store and ask to speak to Warren or Marty. 

Hampton Inn & Suites 6210 SE Convenience Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50021 – 515 261-4400.

The workshop fee is $399 and includes the workshop, 1 of 3 design patterns below, lunch
on Friday and Saturday and brunch on Sunday. 

It does NOT include optional $12 evening dinner buffet, your fabrics, threads or other materials for your project.
You will receive a 15% class discount on items needed for the workshop. 

Sign up here 

You have your choice of 6 designs for this workshop below. Please call the shop to indicate which design you want 4 weeks prior to class. 
 If you have never taken a Claudia Creations workshop a Pre-workshop Class is required to understand how to prepare your fabric background. 
This class is a week before the work shop. Thursday September 28th from 11:00 am - 4:00 and includes a light lunch. 
Claudia wants you to come prepared to start embroidering the day of the class. You will not want to take time away from the workshop to do this process and we will not take time in the workshop for this pre-workshop fabric preparation work. 

Sign up here for the Pre-workshop Class
New 2023 design                                                                                                                    
Patriotic Parade                                  A Child is Born                     Snow Country Express   


We have already scheduled a second Claudia Creations workshop later this year on Friday, Saturday & Sunday October 6, 7 & 8. Stay tuned for more to come. We will have different designs to choose from for this Fall Workshop. 


Learn more about Claudia below

Claudia is a third generation Native Arizonan. Her love for quilting and sewing began in her early twenties and has blossomed ever since. She was forced into learning/teaching digitizing by her favorite local quilt shop and that experience has changed her life! Her creative juices have exploded on the fabric via extraordinary machine embroidery.

”I travel all over the United States teaching to exciting and enthusiastic students eager to learn new techniques and instructions about machine embroidery. My style of machine embroidery is full of unique fills, outlines and effects to enhance and adorn the design. My specialty is multi-hooping larger deigns on one piece of fabric.

I have created a technique for splitting/dividing designs called “Perfect Placement.” It is the most accurate and deliberate method for aligning two or more designs together flawlessly. It always gives me a thrill when students create these large masterpieces “without a hint of how in the world it was created!””