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

Classes


LATE SUMMER/FALL CLASSES 2016
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 the tools you need.
  • 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.

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.

Classes


Becca Bag. Need a quick little gift this summer? These bags are super-cute and practical -- because of the one-sided zipper application, they stand up and open for easy filling, and the two sizes included in the pattern are perfect for stashing various items for storage or travel. They're also ideal for busting your stash of fat quarters!

Cost: $ 25.00
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: $ 30.00
Here's an updated, modern version of the traditional Winding Ways block that really makes a statement. The optical illusions are easy to achieve by careful value placement, and the curves are easy to achieve with the amazing Quick Curves ruler.

Cost: $ 55.00
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
Log cabin blocks with a creative curve, thanks to Creative Grids!

Cost: $ 30.00
This workshop will teach how to prepare these patches using Apliquick techniques, and then sew them together with a sewing machine in a fraction of the time it would take by hand.

Cost: $ 80.00
The Essentials Tote is roomy and functional, but sleek and stylish, too. Measuring a generous 14.5" x 7" x 13", with lots of pockets and a detachable swing purse, this tote will take you through your busy day with space to spare.

Cost: $ 65.00
Another from the phenomenally popular Fold & Stitch collection -- these dimensional ornaments are fun to make and even more fun to embellish. Christmas is the time to pull out all the glitz, so get ready to bedazzle.

Cost: $ 25.00
These dimensional hot mats have been around, and very popular, for a long time, but they were fairly labour-intensive projects.

Cost: $ 25.00
Kathy will teach the revolutionary Apliquick technique and will make her tools available for you to use during class.

Cost: $ 40.00
This is the more relaxed version of our machine quilting class. 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
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: $ 75.00
More fun with free motion! Now that you already know the basics, expand your repertoire of designs and improve your level of confidence with more advanced quilting patterns.

Cost: $ 45.00
Unlike movie franchises that don't know when to quit, machine quilting is always action-packed, with new twists and turns to keep things interesting. Build on your previous experiences to learn new designs and strategies, bringing your quilting to a whole new level and keeping your audience thrilled.

Cost: $ 45.00
Get ready for Christmas entertaining with this funky table runner. The Mini Quick Curve ruler makes it fun and easy -- so easy, you'll want to make more for gifts!

Cost: $ 25.00
Celebrate back-to-school or Thanksgiving with these cute little wall hangings. The Mini Quick Curve ruler makes quick work of the, well, curves, but it won't seem like work. More like fun. And then you can celebrate learning a new technique!

Cost: $ 25.00
These are adorable, the perfect complement to your Shorter Tall Tree (see below). Your pattern contains enough tissue paper foundations and instructions for making twenty-four 3" blocks, which can be finished as individual ornaments or combined to make several small wall quilts.

Cost: $ 30.00
If you've been leery of curved piecing, now's the time to give it a try. Thanks to the amazing Quick Curve ruler and its accurate, gentle curves, you can make this stunning runner so quickly and easily that you'll want one for every season, not just Christmas.

Cost: $ 25.00
It will then lead you through the process of making a sampler quilt that can be as funky or traditional as you like.

Cost: $ 160.00
This is an alternative version of our very popular Quilting I class, designed for the true novice. With a little more emphasis placed on the basics -- preparing, measuring, and rotary cutting fabric, perfecting the elusive 1/4" seam, and pressing --- , this class will then lead you through the process of making a sampler quilt that can be as funky or traditional as you like.

Cost: $ 160.00
This sampler introduces more advanced piecing techniques - acute angles, curves, 3-D fabric manipulations, Seminole piecing, applique - for the beginner who's ready to move on. A great opportunity to improve your skills while making a very pretty throw quilt or wall hanging.

Cost: $ 160.00
Here's a brilliant new way to organize your supplies, your jewellery, your cosmetics, your life! Four detachable, zipped pouches roll up into a secure little package for travel, then unroll and hang on the wall for easy access. It can even fold flat for storage when not in use. And, it's really cute!

Cost: $ 55.00
This cute little wall hanging (17" x 41") is perfect on several counts

Cost: $ 25.00
This is a great little bag for daytime (quick trips around town) or evening (special nights out on the town) -- just dress it up or down through your fabric and bling choices. With two inner pockets, an outer cell phone pocket, adjustable-length strap, and secure zippered top, the Sonoma is big enough for essentials, but still neat and tidy in style. So quick to make, you'll want one for every outfit.

Cost: $ 30.00
Tiny treasures in the cutest pouches around! The unique one-sided zipper technique is easy and fun, allowing you to mix-and-match zipper pulls, while also letting the pod stand open for easy access or zip closed for total security.

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: $ 55.00