2211 St. Joseph Boulevard
Orleans, Ontario
K1C 7C5


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 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
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: $ 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
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.

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.

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
Another "Oh, wow, look at that!" construction technique from Gudrun Erla and her fabulous Stripology Squared ruler. It all starts with humble 10" squares, but just watch as the magic happens (well, OK, you have to do a little bit of cutting and sewing, to help it along, but still). The result: an optically arresting quilt that will stop everybody in their tracks.

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
We all love our dogs and cats, but we don't love the mess around their feeding bowls. These adorable pet placemats catch the spills and protect your floor while looking, well, adorable. Pre-printed batting makes for easy quilt-as-you-go construction, bias binding finishes those curves with style, and a few layers of Odi-Coat renders it all waterproof. Purr-fectly bow-wow-tiful for your furry friend!

Cost: $ 30.00
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
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!

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