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

Classes


FALL 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.
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
These adorable gnomes in their Christmas sweaters and hats will be the hit of your holidays! This quilt is a great introduction to fusible appliqué because, while it's mostly pieced, the noses and hats are appliquéd on.

Cost: $ 40.00
Zippered puches in 5 sizes (you will be making the extra large in class) are perfect for storing and carrying makeup, sewing supplies, tech gear, and more. Double-slide zippers and handy grab tabs make the bags easy to open wide and attached side panels prevent contents from falling out. Try coating the inside with Odicoat for easy cleaning!

Cost: $ 40.00
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: $ 40.00
Here's a really fun technique which finishes to become a 16 1/2" x 43 1/2" table runner. It would be equally cute as a wall hanging, with the trees all growing in the same direction. Either way, you'll enjoy both the process and the product!

Cost: $ 40.00
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
Gudrun Erla's Emma pattern + her Stripology Squared ruler + 10" squares of your favourite fabrics = one eye-catching quilt with a lot of pluses going for it. It's fun to make, it's easier than it looks, and fabric requirements are given for six sizes. Take the class and watch the magic happen!

Cost: $ 40.00
An essential accessory for anyone with a sewing machine! The clear vinyl pockets keep all of your feet, needles, and small gadgets protected and accessible, while the zipper closures keep them safe and secure. Designed to hang on the wall by your machine or fold up for travelling, the foot folio allows you to always put your best foot forward!

Cost: $ 60.00
The Mini Quick Curve ruler is no one-trick pony - the pattern support is incredible, as shown in this holiday project. If you know of someone who's short on space but still wants a Christmas tree, this wall hanging is the perfect solution.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Our frugal pioneer foremothers braided and hand sewed leftover cloth into colourful floor rugs. Here's the modern version, perfect for quilters who have jelly rolls (or other 2-1/2" strips) and leftover batting to contend with. It's a fun technique, with no hand sewing required, and you'll end up with a beautiful floor mat, warm tootsies, and an even warmer sense of virtue. Waste not, want not!

Cost: $ 30.00
Knitters collect needles like quilters collect, well, needles. Keep them organized with these nifty needle holders. Three sizes in slightly different styles hold double point, straight, and circular needles, all ready for your next project.

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
It seems that someone is always having a baby, so it's nice to have a supply of baby quilts on hand. With this easy quilt-as-you-go pattern, you'll always be ready for the next blessed event!

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
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 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
Your cutting mat is a major investment! Protect it during travel to and from classes and retreats with this quilted mat carrier. It's also roomy enough to carry your extension table! The Ruler Cozy is optional, but invaluable -- rulers need protection, too!

Cost: $ 60.00
Vinyl pockets with secure zippers keep your sewing tools safe, yet visible and accessible, for use both in class and at home. Works great as a jewellery roll, too. If time permits, you'll also make a little zipped pouch to coordinate.

Keep your small sewing supplies organized and contained in this zippered pouch with lots of pockets.

Cost: $ 60.00
Here's a great idea for using holiday panels in quilt-as-you-go placemats. Just like snowflakes, no two will be alike!

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: $ 120.00
We all love little pouches -- they're perfect for keeping small items contained and organized. But if you forget what you've put in what bag, the whole system falls apart. These pouches offer a clear solution to the problem, since the vinyl window lets you see what's in the bag! Add a boxed bottom for roominess and a zipper for security, and you're good to go. They also make perfect Christmas gifts!

Cost: $ 30.00