Our Classes


Baby Lock and Brother Classes

Ruthies Notions in Baker FL is planning some of the very best hands-on classes and lecture demos with the absolute best teachers in the industry today! We only list classes a few months in advance. Sign up early as classes fill up fast!!

You are going to love all the new classes coming in 2018!!!

Full List of Upcoming Classes

To sign up for any of the following classes just simply click on the “Register” link under each one.

Ruthies Notions Hands on Destiny/ Dream Machine Class Featuring Mike Johns April 24th and 25th, 2018

Come and join Mike Johns as he walks you through a fun and exciting in-the-hoop project from start to finish on the Baby Lock Destiny/Brother Dream Machine.
During this hands-on two-day class you will learn all about many of the amazing built-in features of this incredible machines, and you get to walk away with a completed project!! You will alsol learn how to work with the built-in camera, IQ Designer/My Design Center, placement tools and much. Much more!
The cost of the class is $88.00, which includes your kit and a delicious catered meal each day.
To ensure you are able to take full advantage of the class, make sure your machine is in good working condition and all software has been updated to the most current version.  In addition to you machine, please bring your embroidery arm, the 8”x12” embroidery hoop (if you have the Single-Needle Durkee Frame in 8”x12”, you can use that as well), you embroidery foot (W+ foot), some basic colors of embroidery thread (white, black, red, navy), pre-wound bobbins (white), and a basic sewing kit (scissors, tweezers, seam ripper, etc.).  All fabric, stabilizers and extra notions will be included in your kit.  Space is extremely limited, so make sure you sign up today!

Ruthies Exciting 3 Day Event – April 26th, 27th and 28th

***We have an exciting change of plans for this weekend!***

Brother Scan N Cut CM650WStarting April 26th, 2018 Mike Johns will teach all day on the brand new Brother Scan-N-Cut edition plus teach you how to use BES4 software and the latest brand new upgrade for BES4. Wait until you see how Mike helps you to understand how to do all this plus apply how easy it is to use with your wonderful Brother 10-Needle Entrepreneur PR1050X, the latest new Dream Machine II plus even incredible ways to use the Brother Persona to the max.

April 27th and 28th will be so wonderful! It will feature Barbara Jones from. Brother International and Mike Johns from Mama’s Boy Design LLC. What a combination of talent, both will be teaching all about My Design Center, BES4 software, Scan-N-Cut, Quilting, Embroidery and so much more! Don’t miss a day!!

PLUS!! If you attend ALL THREE DAYS you will have a chance to win a Brother 4×4 Disney Quilting, Embroidery, and Sewing machine with a scissor button valued at $1299!!

The drawing will be at 4:00 pm on April 28th and you must be present to win!!!

Each day we open at 9:00 am. Class is from 10:00 am to 4:00 am. and we will have a delicious catered lunch from Uncle Bills and awesome desserts too!!


Anita Goodesign Event at Ruthies Notions featuring Mike Johns and Jerry Garnada from Brother International

May 11,12,or 13, 2018 PICK A DAY

Don’t miss our awesome Mothers Day Celebration 

May 13th is Mothers Day and we are giving away a brand new Brother 4×4 Disney Machine on Sunday!

Brother Disney 4x4Plus this Anita Goodesign event is FREE! Everyone who attends will have a chance to win the Disney 4×4 sewing/embroidery machine plus receive a gift worth $500.00.

Mike Johns and Jerry Garnada from Brother International will be here too! Wait until you see all the awesome techniques and fun you will have!

We will have a wonderful Mother’s Day lunch each day too!

We have added ANOTHER day!!


**MAY 11th CLASS IS FULL – Please sign up for another day – May 10th or 13th!**

**MAY 12th CLASS IS FULL – Please sign up for another day – May 10th or 13th!**


Ruthies Notions Presents 10 Needle Introduction Day Featuring Mike Johns May 17, 2018

Have you recently purchased a multi-needle embroidery machine and have questions about how to take advantage of all the amazing features?  Have you had your multi-needle machine for a while but still feel like you don’t know what all you can do with it? Are you just looking for a refresher on all the incredible features that are built-in to your machine?
Do you have questions about your machine and are just looking for simple, easy to follow answers?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the class for you!  Mike Johns will demonstrate just how easy it is to use these wonderful machines.
This is a free class that is appropriate for everyone from the newest of machine owners to the more experienced user.  As always a wonderful catered lunch will be provided.

Ruthies Notions Presents Mike Johns 2 day Serger 101 Back to basics Class May 18-19, 2018

It’s time to get back to the basics!  Come and join Mike Johns for this fun and educational two-day hands-on serger class where you will learn your Baby Lock serger inside and out.
The class has been designed to ensure that even the newest of serger owners/users will walk away feeling confident that they know how to use all of the features of his/her machine.  We will go through  basic set-up and maintenance, threading for a wide variety of stitches, construction techniques, and picking and choosing the right threads.
You will learn all of this without the pressure of having to complete a project – it’s all about playing!  In addition to your machine, please bring your accessories, a basic sewing kit (scissors, seam ripper, snips, etc.), eight spools of basic serger thread (please bring multiple colors of your choice), and at least two cones of heavier threads such as deco-thread.
The cost of the class is $88.00 for both days and as always a delicious catered lunch will be provided each day.  Space is limited, so sign up today!

Ruthies Notions presents May 31 – Hands-On Brother ScanNCut Beginners Course

Have you recently purchased a Brother Scan-N-Cut but haven’t made your first cut yet? Or is it still sitting in the box in your craft room? Are you unsure of how to get started or just wish you had a nice refresher on the basics? Well, this class is just for you. In this One-Day Hands-On Class, Mike Johns will be taking you through everything from unboxing your new ScanNCut and figuring out what are the “pieces and parts” are to making your first cut to navigating all of the built in features and designs. During class you will cut a variety of materials, learning just how easy it is to get the right cut.

You will also be guided through CanvasWorkspace, the free companion software designed to work hand-in-hand with your ScanNCut. This class cost $98.00, which includes all of the supplies needed for class. A wonderful catered lunch will be provided. Each participant will need to bring his/her Brother ScanNCut machine (don’t forget your power cord!), a standard cutting mat, and a standard cutting blade in good condition (If you haven’t opened your box . . . Just bring the whole thing and you will be set!). Space is extremely limited, so sign up today to reserve your seat!

Ruthies Notions Presents 2 Day hands on ScanNCut class Featuring Mike Johns June 1st and 2nd, 2018

Join Mike Johns for this hands-on two-day Brother ScanNCut retreat!  During the class you will create a wide variety of projects while learning just how fun this wonderful machine is to use!
You will learn how to use your Scan-N-Cut to simplify the appliqué process,  how to add specialty materials to elevate your projects to the next level, and much more!  The cost of the class is $248.00, which includes a kit with all of the materials needed to complete each of the class projects.
In addition to your Scan-N-Cut machine, please bring a standard cutting mat, a cutting blade that is in good condition, and the accessories pouch that came with your machine.  Please make sure that the firmware on your machine is up to date, as we will not have time to do this in class.
As always, a fully catered meal will be provided each day.  Space for this class is extremely limited so be sure to reserve your seat today!