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

Classes


SUMMER/FALL CLASSES 2017
The Important (But Boring) Details

  • Class fees must be paid at the time of registration. For your convenience, we can accept your credit card payment over the telephone. We understand that a registrant may not be able to attend a class for any number of worthy reasons, but to ensure that classes do not have to be cancelled at the last minute because of withdrawals, no refunds or credits will be issued unless the class is cancelled by Quilty Pleasures. Placing your name on a waiting list without payment does not guarantee you a space.
  • If a class is full, give us your name for a waiting list. If numbers warrant, we will schedule additional classes.
  • Classroom machines are available, but please reserve your machine in advance. When using a classroom machine, you still must supply your own needles and thread, and if you wish to keep your bobbin thread, you will be required to pay for the bobbin.
  • PLEASE CHECK YOUR CLASS SUPPLY LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE COMING TO CLASS. AS A COURTESY TO YOUR CLASSMATES AND TEACHER, AND TO OBTAIN THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT FROM THE ALLOTTED CLASS TIME, PLEASE COME TO CLASS WITH THE CUTTING SPECIFIED AND OTHER PREPARATION WORK COMPLETED, AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL OF THE REQUIRED FABRICS AND SUPPLIES.
  • Supplies specified on the supply list are all available at Quilty Pleasures unless otherwise noted. If a specific product is listed, please do not make substitutions. Our teachers are familiar with the products they recommend and cannot guarantee good results with alternative brands.
  • Make sure that all of your supplies are labelled and identifiable as yours. Quilty Pleasures is not responsible for items lost or misplaced during class.
  • We offer a 10% discount on class supplies. In general, all class supplies may be purchased at Quilty Pleasures. Thank you for supporting your local quilt shop!
  • Please ensure that your machine is in good working order prior to class. We do have a resident technician if you think you might need a tune-up, and carry or can order feet, bobbins and parts for almost any make and model.
  • During the winter months, please don't forget to bring slippers or indoor shoes to class.

Schedule in Calendar Format Here's the class schedule in calendar format. You can view the schedule by month and click the class title for a description. Pages are easily printable from your browser. You can still view the classes below as you normally would!

Skill Levels

Novice: Has familiarity with machine (threading, basic operation), but little or no sewing/quilting experience
Beginner: Has some quilting experience, understands basic quilting terms & techniques (e.g. 1/4" seam allowance) and knows how to use a rotary cutter.
Intermediate: Has experience with basic quilting projects and is ready for more advanced techniques.
Advanced: Has a great deal of quilting experience and is very skilled and comfortable with various techniques.
All: All levels except Novice.

NOTE: Just click on the class title for more details, such as dates, times, cost, instructor, etc. Sorry, we can't register students electronically -- please call us at 613-834-3044 with any questions and to register for your classes.

Classes


It's an important, yet often forgotten, part of your quilt. Learn how to calculate, cut, and apply your binding, with special attention paid to the Dreaded Mitered Corner and achieving a perfect finish. Don't get caught in a bind - take this class and finish those quilts!

Cost: $ 40.00
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 special guest teacher Kathy Wylie. 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!

Cost: $ 75.00
Homemade Christmas stockings become treasured keepsakes that are enjoyed year after year. In this class that even a rookie sewist can enjoy, you can choose one of eighteen pattern variations to start a stocking collection for your own family.

Cost: $ 35.00
Afraid of making a costly mistake when choosing fabrics for your quilts? Build your colour confidence with this hands-on layman's approach to understanding colour theory. You'll learn the non-scary basics of the colour wheel, how to select fabrics for pleasing colour combinations, and how to deal with problems of balance and fabric compatibility.

Cost: $ 35.00
Gudrun Erla's quilt-as-you-go table runner is constructed and quilted at the same time, saving you both time and effort. With its boldly graphic styling, it will make a stunning addition to your decor or a perfect last-minute gift.

Cost: $ 30.00
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 special guest teacher Kathy Wylie. There are three project options in this class (lacy snowflake, snowflake quilt block, and stained glass snowflake), so you can choose your favourite. Bring the beauty of winter indoors with one of these beautiful snowflakes!

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn or refresh your knowledge of machine embroidery! Using designs embedded within your machine, you'll learn about resizing, positioning, colour sorting, image flipping, and dimensional embroidery. If you attended the first tutorial earlier this year, you'll build on that class; if you missed it, don't worry -- this class is suitable for all owners of Pfaff or Janome embroidery machines, regardless of experience.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn the basics of machine quilting, both feed-dog assisted and free-motion, on practice sandwiches in this intensive one-day class. Once you get comfortable and find your groove, you'll be able to tackle your real projects with confidence.

Cost: $ 80.00
This is the relaxed version of our machine quilting classes. Spread over three weeks, it allows you plenty of practice time with both feed-dog assisted and free-motion quilting. By the end of the course, you'll wonder why you were nervous!

Cost: $ 95.00
Got scraps that are driving you crazy? Put them to good use with this fun, forgiving (and addictive!) technique. Learn how to use up the bits and pieces left over from other projects and give them new life. You'll feel frugal and virtuous, and you'll be preserving your mental health!

Cost: $ 30.00
These sassy flamingos are full of curvy appeal. Equally appealing is the ease with which you make them -- the Quick Curve ruler is the key! If you're a Snowbird (or know of any), this is the wall hanging for you!

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn (or practice, if you already know how) your paper piecing skills with the help of "Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and Paulette. Choose any one of the adorable Christmas motifs from the book, then build a gift bag around it. Or, if you prefer, make a pot holder or table pad -- they're all equally cute!

Cost: $ 30.00
Paper Pieced Tree Skirt. Your presents will always be safe with these paper pieced polar bears on guard! Alternatively, you may choose to put Santa, Mrs Claus, or an elf on duty. They’re all cute, festive, and fun!

Cost: $ 40.00
This novice class starts from the basics -- preparing, measuring, and rotary cutting fabric, perfecting the elusive 1/4" seam, and pressing . It will then lead you through the process of making a sampler quilt that can be as funky or traditional as you like. You'll make a variety of traditional pieced blocks, along with some applique, and they'll all be assembled into a quilt top that you'll be proud to display as your first ever quilt. But not your last!

Cost: $ 180.00
So you've finished your Quilting I class. Now what? Learn how to sandwich a quilt top, batting, and backing and quilt it with basic straight line quilting using your machine's feed dogs to guide the layers. We may even throw in a few gentle curves for fun! You'll practice on a printed panel in class, then you'll be one step closer to turning your QI top into a finished quilt!

Cost: $ 30.00
Paper-piecing at its most intricate and effective, this table runner is reminiscent of Christmas ribbon candy. To make it even sweeter, we've kitted the entire project for you. You'll get all of the fabric required for the top and binding, along with pre-printed foundation sheets, eliminating the need to agonize over fabric choices and minimizing waste. Sweet, indeed!

Cost: $ 40.00
This is the perfect travel bag! It's not only beautiful and stylish, it has inner and outer pockets, an adjustable (and removable) strap, comfortable padded handles, and a secure zipper closure.

Cost: $ 60.00
This little table topper is super-cute thanks to its dimensional prairie points, and super-easy because it's quilt-as-you-go. All it takes is a charm pack, some background, and a little time.

Cost: $ 40.00
Two fabrics, infinite possibilities! This kaleidoscope-style quilt will be an elegant addition to your Christmas decor.

Cost: $ 60.00
It seems that many sewers are also knitters, so here's a great way to combine your two craft loves: Make the Woolly Woolly bag, which is specifically designed to hold all the yarn, needles, gauges, hooks, whatever, that your current project requires. With an adjustable strap and cord-and-toggle drawstring, clear and zippered pockets, and a no-tangle yarn feeder, this bag is not only fun to make, but fun to use.

Cost: $ 60.00