2211 St. Joseph Boulevard
Orleans, Ontario
K1C 7C5
613-834-3044
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EYE-POPPING POPPIES!


modern geoJust in time for Remembrance Day, the gorgeous Poppy Mae collection from Moda has arrived to take centre stage. The focus print, shown at left, is big and bold (it also comes in a quieter line-drawn version), but the coordinates are soft and pretty, making this a very versatile collection. Use it in a Quilts of Valour quilt, or in any project where you want the fabric to really shine.

Of course, November also means that Christmas is right around the corner, so now's the time to really settle down to finish those gifts. We still have lots of Christmas fabric on hand, along with lots of ideas on how to use it. Why not sign up for the Christmas Stocking class? We've just added another one, on December 10, giving you plenty of time to be ready for a visit from Santa.
    Hope to see you soon!
                                                        

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


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PFAFF PFALL PFLYER!

Pfaff's Holiday Specials flyer pricing is in effect, with the best prices of the year on some of our most popular models, along with some awesome add-on bonuses.

View the entire flyer here. Flyer pricing is in effect until December 24, 2016.

And, please note, some of our prices are actually lower than the flyer!


   

JUST BACK FROM MARKET!
            

Well, we did it -- and we survived!

International Fall Quilt Market was, as always, loads of fun combined with sensory overload. We saw all the new fabrics, met the designers, tried out the new tools, looked for trends, and generally immersed ourselves in all things quilty.

While we saw it all, we're still trying to process it all, so we'll put our thoughts together and share them in the very near future. In the meantime, here are some themes we noticed:

1. Llamas
2. Pineapples
3. Books
4. Appliqué
5. Whales with sailor hats

That's just a teaser. Once we've recovered and gathered our thoughts, we'll give a full report!
 
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SEW STEADY!

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Once you see how wonderful it is to sew in a cabinet, you don't want to give up the extra support when you go to class or the cottage. Now you can keep the comfort with a Sew Steady acrylic extension table at a special holiday price!

Until December 10*, we're offering the large (18" x 24") table with a carrying bag for only $179! That's a savings of $44!

*To take advantage of this special price, pre-payment is required by December 10, 2016, and we'll need your machine make and model number. Christmas delivery is highly unlikely, but we'll see!

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AND THE WINNER IS ... !




Congratulation
s to Louise Fuite, who won our First of Infinity challenge! Our voting customers chose her Little Sister bag as their favourite. In the true spirit of the competition, Louise used her fabric to inspire her creativity
-- she put decorative stitching in the "sashings" of the fabric, mimicked the same design for her quilting on the sides, embellished the handles with sequenced fancy stitches, and embroidered the outer pockets in a compatible design. The detailing was incredible, inviting the viewer to look more closely at the individual glyphs on the fabric. For her efforts, Louise has won a $50 Quilty Pleasures gift card!

Also in the competition were Carole Gowan, Pat MacDonald and Caroline Bridges. To thank them for their participation, we're giving them some gift cards, too. They obviously had fun with the fabric -- thanks to everyone who played with us, and thanks to everyone who voted!



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LAST MINUTE GIFT! 


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Need a quick Christmas project? Take a look at our classes page for nifty gift ideas to save the day. Especially appropriate are the Wine Bottle Bag class (December 2), the Paper Pieced Mini Ornaments class (December 3), and the Christmas Stocking class (December 10). But there may be others that appeal, too, so don't be shy!

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MINGLE AND JINGLE!

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Mark your calendar for
Thursday, December 8, from 3:00 until 8:00 -- we'll be holding our annual Mingle and Jingle Christmas Open House to celebrate the season and thank you for another year full of Quilty Pleasures!

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THE BASEMENT IS FULL!

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It's true...the Bargain Basement is FULL! We needed to make room upstairs, so many bolts of first-quality fabric made the move downstairs. It's all 50% off regular price, so check it out before it's gone!


TAKE A PASSPORT TO CLASS!
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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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CELEBRATE CANADA!
Show your pride and get ready for our 150th birthday with these two patriotic wall hangings!

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Flag and Geese
 
Freedom, (top) captures the grandeur of an eagle soaring through the mountains, while Homecoming, (bottom) depicts Canada Geese in flight against a stunning Maple Leaf flag. Both are available as kits, with full-sized patterns for fusible appliqué, instructions, and all the fabric necessary to complete the tops and bindings. 

Drop by or call us to get your kits now, before they all fly out the door!
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BOOK DISPLAYERS FOR SALE!

We're downsizing a little bit in the book department, so if you would like to relieve us of a book displayer (or two), just let us know.

We're asking $175 each, and they're in excellent condition. Perfect for kids' rooms, school libraries, retail spaces, offices -- they hold lots of books or literature in a relatively small footprint, and they look good doing it.



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GRAVITY FOR SALE!

gravityIsaac 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!
   
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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!
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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.





PFAFF CREATIVE 1.5!

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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!


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!

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WE'RE MEDIA SOCIABLE!

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for all the latest QP happenings.

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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, hover over the "Like" box, or click 

the arrow beside it and click "Follow". If you click "Get Notifications", it will alert you in your notifications window whenever we post something. So easy to be so connected!

PFAFF EXPRESSION 3.5 IN THE CLASSROOM!performance 5.0

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 the official classroom machine is now the Pfaff expression 3.5. 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.

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 have your own machine in class. That way, the teacher can help you with any issues that arise. If you'd like to buy an expression 3.5, that's still an option!




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.