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 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.
  • 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.

Classes


You've probably noticed these funky wall hangings we have around the store -- we've become addicted to them. Whether it's stylin' high heels, colourful elephants, vibrant villages, or any of the many BJ creations, these appliques are pure, vibrant fun. Choose your favourite, then spend the day making it come to life. We'll help with fabric and colour selections, as well as the fusible applique technique that holds it all together. A fun, fun way to spend a day!

Cost: $ 60.00
Make one of these cute little Advent calendars with no muss or fuss - the panel is designed with everything you need except binding. Make one in class this summer, and it's ready to be filled with candy (but not until December 1!).

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Even divas need to carry their essentials with them, and this glamourous little wallet packs plenty of style along with the credit cards. Six card slots, a bill pocket, and a welted zipper pocket all come together in a sleek metal frame, becoming the perfect accessory for any outfit. And the perfect gift for all of the divas that you know.

Cost: $ 30.00
Use a charm pack, plus some background, for a set of same-but-different placemats with a touch of dimension. The quilt-as-you-go technique is fun, easy, and quick, thanks to Gudrun Erla's ingenious pattern.

Cost: $ 30.00
Practice a few basic stitches and techniques on a decorative cushion cover. Take your design cues from your fabric and a stencil, then play with thread for added effect.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
This sturdy pouch-style bag stands up and opens wide for easy packing and retrieval of its contents. With two mesh inner pockets for organizing smaller items and easy-grip, easy-zip handles, this will be your go-to bag for both travelling and staying put. And, since the pattern makes three different sizes, all your needs will be covered.

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
Use Gudrun Erla's easy quilt-as-you-go techniques to make a string of pumpkins for your table. Add faces to turn them into jack o' lanterns, or let your fabrics make the statement for you. Either way, you'll love the process AND the results!

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
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
Eleanor Burns can always be trusted to produce great patterns with reliable, crystal-clear instructions. This time, she puts a new twist on strip piecing, creating an easy, cheerful quilt that you'll want to make many times, in many different colour combinations. This project is ideal for Quilting I grads wanting to tackle a "non-sampler" quilt.

Cost: $ 40.00
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: $ 30.00
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