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

Classes


MID-WINTER CLASSES 2018
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.
  • Please note that we do not give refunds for cut fabric. If we cancel a class, we will be happy to refund the cost of the class plus any rulers, books, patterns, etc. that were purchased specifically for that class (must be in original packaging and condition when returned). If you don't want to take the chance of being stuck with unwanted fabric (is that a thing?), please wait to buy your fabric when you know the class is definitely happening.
  • 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


One of the latest patterns from Jaybird Quilts using the Sidekick or Super Sidekick ruler. Perfect for a jelly roll -- just add a contrasting background and soon you'll be seeing stars!

Cost: $ 60.00
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
If you carry a travel iron to classes or retreats, you need this caddy! Not only does it carry and protect your iron during transport, it opens up to become your personal ironing pad when you get there! Pattern includes the heat-resistant lining, so you're good to go!

Cost: $ 30.00
Cadence Court features 12 unique wedge patterns, each used twice, to make up a fresh, modern circular design. This is a great opportunity to play with colour (try a rainbow effect, as shown in our sample, or experiment with your own combinations), and put it all together with paper piecing for perfect accuracy. If you're afraid of either, this is the class you need to take -- you'll be amazed at what you can do and the fun you'll have doing it!

Cost: $ 60.00
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
Try this streamlined duffle for a carefree carry-on. The hard part is choosing your size (small, medium or large) and your style (square or rounded ends). After that, it's easy: flat construction, no hardware, and a super-simple zipper installation. After this class, you'll be good to go!

Cost: $ 60.00
Take a layer cake, cut it into strips, sew the strips together. Cut, stagger, and repeat. Easy recipe for a spectacular wall hanging!

Cost: $ 60.00
This sweet little baby quilt is a snap to make using a charm pack, some background fabric, and Eleanor Burns' On-Point Template (which includes the pattern!). Piecing is fast and easy, and the blocks are accurate, because they're trimmed down to perfection after sewing.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Feathers are fun, and they come in many different styles for many different effects. Go elegant or funky, or somewhere in between, and see how feathers can make your quilts soar!

Cost: $ 45.00
Traditional or modern, the Mexican Star Quilt is quick and easy in a planned or scrappy look. The block tricks you into thinking it is set on point! The pattern offers three different quilts with 18in blocks, and all will be shown in class. Please note: The cover quilt on the pattern measures 47" x 64", while our sample is considerably larger. Make sure you have the proper fabric requirements for your preferred size.

Until you look really closely, it's hard to tell that this is a traditional log cabin quilt. But this one is given a modern spin by sticking to a monochromatic colour palette, strategic placement of light backgrounds, and, of course, the accuracy offered by Creative Grids' Log Cabin Trim Tool. Traditional roots, with a truly modern interpretation.

Cost: $ 30.00
Have a layer cake and a Stripology Squared ruler? Then you've got the makings of a stellar quilt! Easy piecing, ingenious cutting, and a few "aha" moments are all it takes to make simple blocks with a star-tling secondary design.

Cost: $ 30.00
Try this great technique that will open up a whole new world for you! You'll take one large-scale, multi-hued fabric, cut it up, and rearrange the pieces to create a variety of fascinating kaleidoscopic designs. You won't recognize your original fabric, but you'll love the results!

Cost: $ 60.00
This stunning runner is a stress-free project, thanks to the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool. Go ahead and choose high-contrast fabrics -- your points will always be perfect, even if your sewing isn't.

Cost: $ 60.00
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
Get ready to set sail on a super-fun quilting adventure! This diamond-studded quilt goes together perfectly (with no Y seams), thanks to the Jumbo Sidekick ruler. Five versions of diamonds, made in a variety of colours and textures, will pique your interest and result in a quilt that's lively, intriguing, and immensely satisfying.

Cost: $ 60.00
It's super-cute and it uses up leftover strips of fabric. Could it get any better? Only if it were quilt-as-you-go. Oh, wait, it is! Perfect!

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
An innovative quilt pattern using Jaybird's "Hex N More" ruler. Twelve block designs, with clever fabric placement, look like 24! Originally designed as a Block of the Month, we have condensed it so you can move along and see the results faster!

Cost: $ 95.00
Made from batik strip pre-cuts, this is a beautifully graphic design made even more interesting by the dimensional curved accents. It's fun to make, and you'll love the curved technique.

Cost: $ 35.00
Every quilter needs a wingman, ready to give assistance as needed. This one sits by your sewing machine (or over the arm of your chair) and puts a pincushion, organizing pockets and a central pop-up right by your side, giving you easy access to all your tools.

Cost: $ 30.00