A Peek Into the April Kimberbell Academy

This past April we hosted our 4th Kimberbell Academy here in beautiful Logan Utah! If you have never heard about the Kimberbell Academy, then let us tell you all about it!


The Kimberbell Academy was launched last Fall as a way for shop owners and machine dealers across the country to be able to host any Kimberbell machine embroidery event in their local area…anytime of the year.  For a shop to become certified to teach Kimberbell events, shops attend a 2 1/2 day workshop with our staff here at Kimberbell where we teach them exclusive projects and techniques, learn about best-practices in business and marketing and…we spoil them rotten!

We grant all requests here at Kimberbell as is proof for Vicki and Kaye from Sewing Concepts!


You asked for a cabana boy to serve you drinks? Well ok then!



One of the best things about the Academy is that we get to spend time with so many amazing shop owners!  We learn from each other and the shop owners & their instructors are just giddy to be able to take the time and actually sit down to machine embroider! During the Academy we complete 4 exclusive projects from the various events in addition to classes, games and networking.



Karen of A Scarlet Thread in Georgia, Leslie from Country Traditions in Nebraska in and Karen of The Quilt Company



Stephanie and Rachel from Idaho Sew & Vac and Vickie and Tina from Green’s Sewing & Vac




Marcia and Sarah from Pine Needles with Kim


See any shop owners you know?! We sure adore these fun ladies!


Why attend a Kimberbell event hosted by your local shop?


When you attend a Kimberbell event, we provide the 6 exclusive kitted projects for the event! Each are kitted in Kimberbell fabrics, along with buttons, ribbon, zippers & other embellishments. Kits & CD are presented in a zipperd Kimberbell project bag.  We also provide full-color, printed instructions for each attendee.  The shops also receive a full pop-up shop with samples so you can shop the latest and greatest Kimberbell products.

We will continually be adding more events! To date, there are 4 fun events with a BRAND NEW event coming this fall!


  • A Kimberbell Christmas:  Merry & Bright event

  • A Kimberbell Tea Party Event

  • Kimberbell Celebrations: Oh, Happy Day!

  • A Kimberbell Halloween: Too Cute to Spook!


If you are a machine embroidery enthusiast (or want to be…you will be addicted) please contact your local shop or check our events page HERE to see if there will be a Kimberbell event in your area.

Shop Owner?  If you would like more information on how your shop can become certified to host Kimberbell events, you can read more about it HERE or contact [email protected]


If you have attended an event we would LOVE to hear about your experience! Comment below!


Happy Friday! We hope you enjoy your weekend 🙂


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  1. claudia kurtz July 19, 2017 at 1:06 am - Reply

    we attended your Christmas event at rae-bon sew and quilt shop in fargo north Dakota . we had a very good time with sandy rae-bon shop owner and we can wait till next one comes. sandy sent us an email on too cute to spook,it will be a a time when we are all out of town for a week. is there anyway for us to pick up the famous orange bag of goodies? I should tell you becky,lynn and I ,Claudia bought at your me designs and we each added our favorites in the hoop more expensive ones. we don’t have a quilt shop in Bismarck north Dakota that does what sandy does in fargo. please let us know if we can get the spook thank you so much,claudia

    • Jayme Shepherd July 20, 2017 at 8:53 pm - Reply

      Hi Claudia – So glad you had a great time 🙂 We hope you might find a way to attend the event or maybe your shop will hold another Too Cute To Spook Event! We only sell the kits through the events. Have a great day!

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