2211 St. Joseph Boulevard
Orleans, Ontario
K1C 7C5
613-834-3044
info@quiltypleasures.ca
    
FALL PLANNING!

Autumn is in the air -- we move indoors, priorities shift, routines become re-established. Time to assess the "Need to Do" and "Want to Do" lists, ideally with more emphasis on the latter, and time to acknowledge the upcoming Christmas crunch.

We're here to help with all of that. If you have out-of-date UFO's hanging around, we have the perfect fabrics to give them a lift and inspire you to finish; if you're looking for new projects, boy, do we have some awesome ideas for you! And Christmas will be a piece of fruitcake if you start on your gifts now -- take a look at some of the quilt-as-you-go classes, and check off your list. 

Yes, there's lots to look forward to, so we hope to see you soon!

Leslie, Val, Tamara, Amy, Valerie, Paulette and Rachel



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PFAFF FALL FLYER!

The annual Pfaff Fall Flyer will be in effect from November 3 till December 24 this year, with best prices of the season!

While we aren't allowed to advertise flyer pricing until then, we have already started to offer those prices. Interested? Just stop by the store, and we'll be happy to reveal all!
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PFAFF creative icon!

This machine has to be seen to be believed, and even after you've seen it, you won't believe it!

We met it at its launch in early October, and we were blown away by its size, its features, and its overall awesomeness. Take a look at www.pfaffcreativeicon.com for an enticing overview of the machine and all that it can do. Then come in to see us -- we have the icon on display and we would love to show it off!
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KATHY'S COMING BACK!

Good news for all Kathy Wylie fans: She'll be visiting us in November with two brand-new classes!

First, on Wednesday November 15, she'll be presenting Cutwork Snowflakes.

Cutwork is a needlework technique where portions of fabric are cut out and the resulting holes are reinforced with embroidery. Learn how to create this heirloom needlework by machine in a fraction of the time with Kathy. There are three project options in this class (lacy snowflake, snowflake quilt block, and stained glass snowflake), so you can choose your favourite to bring the beauty of winter indoors with one of these beautiful snowflakes!


Next up, on Friday, November 17, she'll be back with Captivating Clamshells.


Clamshells are created when half-circle shapes are connected and layered in an offset grid. But forget the curved piecing -- there's an easier way! If you're a fan of Apliquick appliqué (or if it's a whole new technique for you), you'll love this class with Kathy. Two-inch clamshells fit beautifully on a 2-1/2" strip of fabric, making this a perfect jelly roll project. Make it completely scrappy, or alternate scrappy rows with rows of a single fabric. The options are endless!

Check the classes page for details, but sign up early -- you won't want to miss either class!

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FINANCING OPTIONS!

Sometimes the deals come along when the budget isn't quite ready. Did you know there are several financing options which are always available to help you in the short or longer term?

3 Months No Payment, No Interest is always a great solution because it comes at no extra cost and is available on all machines over $500.
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If you prefer Equal Payments, there are two plans from which to choose: 48 months or 60 months, each at a cost of just 8.9%. These plans are available for all machines costing over $2000.

Interested? Just ask us for details. The process is simple and will put a machine in your sewing room right when you need it.







 
 
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FALL CLASSES! 

Val's Classroom

As we've noted, the kids are all back at school, so why not take a page from their textbooks?
Our fall schedule is full of great classes that will help you master new techniques, make new friends, and create some terrific projects. We even include recess!

Take a look at the class schedule here.







TAKE A PASSPORT TO CLASS!

 

Carting your machine back and forth to classes can be a pain -- literally. Lighten the load with Pfaff's fabulous little passport 3.0!

Weighing just over 6 kg, it's lightweight and compact, making it a perfect travel machine. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice features -- the passport has Pfaff's famous IDT dual-feed system, 100 stitches, full electronic functions, built-in thread snips, and it takes all of your standard Pfaff feet.

Add the extension table (which travels in its own bag, securely attached to the machine's hard carrying case), and your passport 3.0 can take you anywhere you want to go!
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MACHINES IN THE CLASSROOM!


Often*, when you attend a class at Quilty Pleasures, you have the option of borrowing a classroom machine instead of bringing your own. This not only makes travelling to class easier for you, it also allows you to see what's new in the world of machines.

We are pleased to announce that you now have the choice of two machines to use in the classroom:

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The Pfaff expression 3.5 offers lots of light, lots of throat area, and the incomparable IDT dual-feed system. From the middle of the hugely popular expression series, it has all the features you'll learn to love while being user-friendly and amazingly easy to operate.
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The Janome MC9400 is a top-of-the-line machine with all the bells and whistles (and yet it's surprisingly quiet). Full-featured with touch-screen navigation, this machine will spoil you for anything else.

 

Just advise us at the time you register for a class, and we'll make sure to have a machine ready for you.

*Because of the amount of homework involved, we don't recommend using a classroom machine for Quilting I. For that class, it's better to bring your own machine with you. That way, the teacher can help you with any issues that arise. However, if you'd like to buy either an expression 3.5 or an MC9400, that's still an option!

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WE'RE MEDIA SOCIABLE!

Please visit our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages
for all the latest QP happenings.

Amy keeps those sites up-to-date, so take a look and be one of our Quilty Pleasures friends! (A new window will open when you click the above links.)

If you want our Facebook postings to pop up on your news feed, visit our FB page, click "Follow". (it's next to the "Like" button.

Hovering over the "Follow" button will show you a menu with the "Get Notifications" option. Selecting this means you will be alerted in your notifications window whenever we post something.

So easy to be so connected!


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CUDDLE QUILTS!

We continue to collect cuddle quilts for the Montfort. 


If you've never made one before, a word of explanation: These are small baby quilts that are placed in the neonatal incubators and bassinets, so the size is restricted to between 22" x 22" and 24" x 24". Their small size also makes them perfect for testing block patterns, busting your stash, and practicing free-motion quilting.

Keeping in mind the intended recipients are newborns, please aim for cute and cheerful, using only 100% cotton or flannel in the top and backing, and 100% cotton thread for the construction and quilting. Cuddle quilts are typically sent home with the babies who use them, so there is a constant demand for them.

Thanks very much. Your donations will be gratefully appreciated!






DID YOU KNOW?

 
We can special-order products for you!

It happens all the time: You're reading someone's blog and they recommend a pattern, book, notion, or other item that you'd really like to have. Only trouble is, either they don't sell it or you don't want to order it from them because of the exchange rate, shipping costs, Customs issues, whatever.

Let us deal with it! We can usually order these products from our suppliers, and all of the hassles are taken care of. No fuss, no muss, and your order comes right to the store and into your hands.

 





IT PAYS TO COMPARE!

We know that price is a big factor when shopping for quilting supplies, and it's easy to assume that big box or chain stores will always offer a better price than an independent quilt shop.

However, we recently have had several customers tell us of specific instances where our prices were equal to or better than our competitors', even after their 50% discount was applied. We appreciate knowing that people are paying attention and realizing that our prices are competitive, even though we're a small, local business.

To our watchdog customers: Thanks very much for doing the math!









CREATE A CLASS!


We try our best to offer classes that we think will appeal, but we are always open to suggestions.

If there is a class that you would like to take but we aren't offering, just let us know. And if you have a group of friends who would like to take a class together, we can arrange that, too.

Happy to help.

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GRAVITY FOR SALE!

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Isaac Newton probably didn't envision this, but we have Gravity for sale. For only $900, plus HST, you can own this gorgeous quilt that was featured last year in our Block-of-the-Month programme from Jaybird Quilts. 

The quilt measures a generous 97" x 96" and was perfectly pieced by Valerie Lutes and professionally quilted by The Silver Fox. It's breathtaking, and was a big hit on our classroom wall for many months, but now it's time to find it a new home. If you're interested, just give us a call. 

But hurry, there's only one!



PFAFF CREATIVE 1.5!

Welcome to the wonderful world of embroidery, without the out-of-this-world price! The brand new Pfaff creative 1.5 is the perfect introductory embroidery machine with: Impressive workspace, 240 mm x 150 mm  hoop capacity, speed and precision, colour sorting capability, 101 built-in designs ... PLUS Embroidery Intro* Software, included for FREE!





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The creative 1.5 has arrived at Quilty Pleasures! Drop by to take a look, take a test drive, and take one home! And, of course, the creative 1.5 is also a fabulous sewing machine, with all of the Pfaff features we've come to expect -- IDT, 7 mm stitches (150 of them, plus alphabets), stitch sequencing and memory, built-in needle threader and thread snips, mirror imaging, the list goes on. And it's red!

* Adjust, personalize and combine your embroidery designs. Rotate, mirror, scale and resize, add lettering and monograms. Endless possibilities!