2211 St. Joseph Boulevard
Orleans, Ontario
K1C 7C5
613-834-3044
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JOIN THE SESQUI-FEST!

All of our normal day-to-day activities are going to be punctuated with major Sesquicentennial celebrations throughout the year, so 2017 is going to be a busy one for the entire country!

For our part, we've prepared a special quilt project based on the Canada 150 logo (shown at right), we'll be participating in Northcott's Trans-Canada Block Party (details here), and we have a new store mascot -- meet Sergeant Sesquicentennial, whom you can make for your very own. (See below for details.)

So, yes, it's going to be a big year. Stay tuned for further updates on all the festivities, and join the fun as Canada quilts a party!
                                       
Leslie, Val, Tamara, Amy, Valerie, Paulette, Carrie, and Rachel
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PFAFF QUILT MONTH REBATES!

March is National Quilt Month and Pfaff is celebrating with some terrific manufacturer's rebates. Until the end of March, you will get:

$300 with the purchase of the power quilter 16.0;

$150 with the purchase of the quilt expression 4.2;

$100 with the purchase of the quilt ambition 2.0;

Come in and give them a whirl, then get yourself some money -- any of these rebates will buy a lot of fabric!
Pfaff Quilt Rebates Flyer

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HERE'S SERGEANT SESQICENTENNIAL!


Sergeant Sesquicentennial

Say 'Hello' to Sergeant Sesquicentennial, Quilty Pleasures' contribution to Northcott's Trans-Canada Block Partyl

Between now and September 1, 2017, you can drop by our shop and get a free copy of the pattern for yourself (we also have kits for sale). Visit at least five other participating shops, collect their patterns, and put them together into a quilt for a chance to win some great prizes.     

 Full details can be found at www.northcott.com. Just click on "Resources" to find contest rules.

We're pleased to report our pattern made it to the top ten finalists in Northcott's Quilt Shop Block Challenge! Thank you to all who voted for us and congratulations to Along Came Quilting of Calgary and The Fabric Addict of Lethbridge whose two blocks tied for first place.! We salute you!




BONUS!


If you've bought the Sesquicentennial Panel featuring the Parliament Buildings and a Mountie, Northcott has provided a free quilt pattern for you.


Click here for the pattern. 




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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.
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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STASH DASH POKER RUN SHOP HOP 2017

Time to get your poker face on! That's right, the annual Stash Dash Poker Run Shop Hop starts on Saturday, April 15 and runs (dashes) all the way through to Saturday, April 29. 

By our count, 20 shops are participating this year, which gives you excellent odds to win one of 20 $50 gift cards (just visit 8 shops to collect poker hands) or even the grand prize of a $800 gift basket (visit at least 15 shops for this one). Knowledge of poker isn't necessary, but the more cards you collect, and the more hands you hand in, the better your chances of winning. 

The weather should be nice, so gather your friends, gas up the van, and make the rounds. Drop by the store to pick up a passport -- it has all you need to get started. 

Happy hopping!
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CLASSES ARE IN SESSION! 

Classroom Schoolhouse

 Early spring is a great time to take a class. It's a little too early to garden, and the weather can be dull and rainy (or snowy!), but the promise of brighter days to come makes us want to play with fresh new colours and innovative projects.

The spring class schedule is pretty much set -- take a look at our classes page for the most up-to-date information on classes and events for the coming months. We know you'll find something inspiring to help you through the tail end of winter!






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!
Passport Machine

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CELEBRATE CANADA!

Show your pride and celebrate our 150th birthday with these two patriotic wall hangings!

Freedom
Homecoming










Freedom captures the grandeur of an eagle soaring through the mountains, while Homecoming 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.
 

 

 








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!








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GRAVITY FOR SALE!

Gravity
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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!



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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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!





creative 1.5

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!

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!

 





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

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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!










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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.