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100s of Bolts of
starting at $7.99/yard

quilting fabric

Remind your family that Howell's has gift cards that come in really cute art quilted pockets.


Janome Owners Training

All Owner's classes are
FREE as is
ongoing tutoring, 
1 year free
"Open Sewing"
(value $300) and
1 year free embroidery
monthly class
(value $240).
(all offers must be in writing)

We are an authorized dealer for
RICCAR Vacuum Cleaners
Miele, Janome, Baby Lock, Hizero
and HandiQuilter
Long Arm Quilting Machines.



We have a wide variety of NEW and USED machines to choose from and custom fit the exact machine for each individual.

When you purchase a new sewing/embroidery machine or serger from Howell's, free owner's classes are included. If you already own your own machine come enjoy one of our (or more) classes or seminars we offer at the store.




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- 5-Stage Air Cleaning System – effect against bacteria, allergens, viruses, airborne pollutants and odors
- Smart Sensors - monitor the surroundings for dust, odors and light and automatically adjust to any situation
- 4 Speed Settings plus Auto - provides the ultimate in flexibility and convenience
- Programmable Remote Control – adjust the fan speed from anywhere in the room
- Indicator Light – alerts you to when the filter needs replacing; based on hours of operation and fan speed
- Sleep Mode – allows you to rest comfortably with a dimmed display panel and ultraquiet operation
- 2 Year Warranty


Shop online now with the Sewing and Craft Club through Howell's Sew and Vac. We can offer you over 15,000 items to purchase conveniently online.

See quilting tutorials and videos using Lapel Stick click here.
Pickup at HOWELL'S

Remember your software updates. Check your machine's home web site for current software. YOu can usually register on their site and they will send you a notice when updates are available.
We, here at Howell's love a challenge, so again I would like to encourage you to stop by with any questions about your machines or techniques. These problem-solving questions are our specialty.

A few short videos to help guide new sewers featuring the A-Line machines. It's totally free!





























































Sale and Repair of Sewing Machines and Vacuum Cleaners!

Authorized Dealer for Handi-Quilter, Janome, Babylock, Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery Machines,
Riccar and Miele Vacuum Cleaners
Large selection of Reconditioned Machines For Sale Also

Come see our selection of new fabrics

Class Supply Lists




Starting in March, we will be adding 3 more monthly sewing classes with Dolores Ramsay to our spring class schedule. Schedule is as follows: 1st Monday of every month: Beginning Sewing: Children (7 years to 15 years old) Learn basic sewing skills, sewing machine & tool basics, sew seams & construct a different project each class. Intended for children ages 7 years old to 15 years old. Supply list provided for each class. · Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
· Fee: $20 each class
· Instructor: Dolores Ramsay
· Schedule:
o March 4, 2019: Sewing 101. Review on how to thread and use a sewing machine. Needle and Thread review. Sew on practice sheets. Sewing Project: Pin cushion
o April 1, 2019: Sleeping bag with pillow for 18” doll (w/o zipper, replace with ties) -
o May 6, 2019: Purse using placemats
o June 3, 2019: Pillowcase dress/top 2nd Monday of every month: Beginning Sewing Adults (Over 15 years old) Learn basic sewing skills, sewing machine & tool basics, sew seams & construct a different project each class. Intended for adults & teens 15 & older. Supply list provided for each class. · Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
· Fee: $20 each class
· Instructor: Dolores Ramsay
· Schedule:
o March 11, 2019: Sewing 101 - Review on how to thread and use a sewing machine. Needle and Thread review. Sew on practice sheets. Sewing Project: Pin cushion
o April 8, 2019: Purse/tote
o May 13, 2019: Table runner -
o June 10, 2019 : Casserole Carrier - 4th Monday of every month: Intermediate Sewing (Over 15 years Old). We will be sewing a tunic with sleeves. You will learn how to measure your body, alter a pattern, cut out a pattern/fabric and follow instructions to complete a full garment. Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
· Fee: $80 for series
Instructor: Dolores Ramsay
o March 25, 2019: Measure your body,Review pattern and instructions in detai, Cut out pattern, Adjust pattern
o April 22, 2019: Laying out pattern, Cut Fabric, Begin sewing
May 27, 2019: Try on, Adjust, Sew
June 24, 2019: Finish, Model


Open Sewing

Spend two days working on your projects in a well lit classroom with other sewing fanatics. Bring a lunch if you like, we have a microwave, toaster oven, hot water kettle and fridge.
Dates: Friday & Saturday, January 18 & 19. February 15, 16 & March 15, 16
Time: 10 - 4
Cost: $15


Tips and Tricks for making T Shirt Quilts

In this class we will discuss the best way to design a quilt with the T Shirts you have to use, every one is different! I will share a variety of designs and options and how to combine cotton fabrics with the shirts to help stabilize them. The quilt will be designed, planned out, cut and blocks started before continuing on at home.
4-8 students
Date: March 1
Time: 10-3pm
Class Fee: $45
Instructor: Jane Haworth

Machine Embroidery Club

Each month using Sweat Pea or Kimberbell designs you will have the opportunity to try a new technique with your embroidery machine. This class is designed to help you become more familiar with your machine while stitching fun and easy projects. Whether you are new to embroidery machine sewing or have used an embroidery machine for a long time, we can always learn something new. A short supply list will be available each month and embroidery designs are included with the kit. We will be meeting the fourth Saturday of each month.
Dates: Saturday Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23 & April 27
Time: 10-1
Class fee $20.00 (FREE with machine purchase at Howell's) plus Kit fee $20.00 for design and fabric
Instructor: Romelia Harper

Paula Reid
Westerlee Rulers

Ruler Play on a Domestic Machine

Have you ever seen longarm quilters using rulers to keep their lines straight while in free motion? Or maybe executing curves and circles without having to draw on their quilts? Now, Leonie West of Australia has designed a system for domestic machines so that we can use rulers, too!  No walking foot needed for straight lines, minimal marking for the fancy stuff – this is really fun, easy and time saving!
Date: Friday, March 8
Time: 9:30 – 4:30
Fee: $65
Instructor: Paula Reid


Introduction to Machine Quilting

Starting with "batting practice" and  working  through  use of  the walking   foot,  darning  foot,  free motion techniques, stencils and decorative  threads,  Paula shares her invaluable  tips for streamlining the quilting process,  making  it  faster and more fun for you. Class normally lasts 6 hours, but it can be tailored to your time frame and the group’s experience level. 

Date: Saturday March 9
Time: 9:30 – 4:30
Fee: $65
Instructor: Paula Reid



Sew at Home OnDemand

Sew at Home & Love of Knowledge OnDemand Class Course Catalog

The pdf file above is a current list of all class titles that are offered through the Sew at Home OnDemand recorded and
Love of Knowledge class programs.
Visit (Sew at Home) or (Love of Knowledge) websites to order and view your class**.
**Note, if you have a Love of Knowledge account, you will have access to all the classes automatically and do not need to order or pay for the class title as long as your Love of Knowledge account is active.

NEW! Alliance Embroidery Machine!

Introducing the new Alliance Embroidery Machine from Baby Lock!
This single-needle machine allows you to easily embroider
in small spaces as well as on three-dimensional projects.
For more informtion visit your
local Baby Lock retailer or check out


Sew at Home / BabyLock Love of Knowledge

OnDemand Class Course Catalog


Janome videos

Janome America's YouTube channel has
over 250 videos on how to use machines,
accessories, and step by step tutorials.



Janome Memory Craft 15000

Janome Educator Nancy Fielder hosts two
webinars on the new 15000.
These webinars will walk through the new upgrades
to the Horizon Link Suite Software along
with upgrades to the machine.
All three Apps, AcuEdit, AcuMonitor and AcuDesign
have also been updated.
The webinar is now on Janome America's
YouTube channel. Click below to watch.


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