Here at A Great Notion, we are proud to say that we have not only the Fraser Valley’s ONLY factory certified Bernina technician, but the only factory certified Husqvarna and Baby Lock technician as well.
Keith Atkinson has been repairing Sewing, Serger, Embroidery, and Quilting machines for 19 years and has earned himself the reputation of being the “go-to” repair person for all machine brands in the Fraser Valley. He is the tech that services machines that other local techs can’t fix! Keith services machines for several local school districts and maintains over 600 machines each year for schools alone. He has completed training with Bernina Canada, Husqvarna Canada, and Baby Lock Canada.
When Keith or one of our two other techs service your machine, they pay attention to even the smallest details. Each machine is thoroughly cleaned (inside and out!), lubricated, the tension is calibrated, all parts are inspected to make sure they are functioning properly and are at their best, and more! Keith makes sure that your machine is properly maintained and produces the best stitch possible. For a complete list of what our techs do in a standard servicing, please click HERE.
Interested in learning what’s new with Baby Lock? We’ve got an expert here to fill you in! Isobel Dunnet is the Director of Education for Baby Lock Canada and we are excited to have her share her extensive knowledge with us. Stop in the Surrey/Langley store on Saturday, February 8th from 1:30-4:30 to get your Baby Lock questions answered and to find out what’s new with the fabulous Baby Lock sergers, sewing & embroidery machines, and quilting machines. We’ll provide the refreshments, you provide the questions!
If you have any questions about the event, please leave a comment or call us at 604-575-9028. See you then!
If you’re looking for a good resolution for the New Year, why not make it a priority to expand your sewing horizons? Our new class schedule is now available and filled with a great selection of classes geared towards teaching you new skills while having a great time learning. Below is a sampling of what’s coming up in the next few weeks. To register, click on a photo below or call us at 604-575-9028.
Did you get a new sewing machine for Christmas? Join Carol Edmondson in this class created for beginner sewers. You’ll learn how your machine works, how to thread it, wind a bobbin, and choose the correct stitch for your project. You’ll learn how to take care of your machine, how to clean and oil it, saving you time and money. Sewing classes do not have time allotted for learning your machine but this class will get you ready for any class you choose. One 3-hour class, $30 including kit.
Surrey/Langley: Thursday, January 9; 6:00-9:00
Make a cute and simple coordinating set for your new little one or as a gift. You’ll be making a soother/pacifier clip (no more soothers on the floor) as well as an appliquéd “onesie” or shirt. We will offer 3 design choices, a tie, whale, or simple heart shape. Personalize gifts for all the little “monkeys” in your life. One 3-hour class, $24 plus supplies.
Surrey/Langley: Saturday, January 11; 1:00–4:00
This stylish knit skirt is the ideal next project for those of you who are new to sewing. Choose one of two styles and in just a few hours go home with a completed new addition to your wardrobe. One 4-hour class, $32 plus pattern and supplies. Carol Edmondson.
Surrey/Langley: Saturday, January 18; 1:00–5:00
Surrey/Langley: Thursday, Dec. 5th, 2:00 – 8:00 FREE
Abbotsford: Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2:00 – 8:00 FREE
Sewing Machines & Sergers - Many in-stock machines & floor models on clearance, all with complete education package!
Fabrics – 10% – 50% off all fabrics
Jenny Haskins Embroidery Threads – 20% off
Huge book clearance – 25% – 40% off
Katahdin Premium Quilt Battings – 1/3 off
AccuQuilt Dies & Embroidery Designs – 20% off
Simplicity Bias Tape Machine – 20% off
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