2211 St. Joseph Boulevard
Orleans, Ontario
K1C 7C5
613-834-3044
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Classes


SPRING 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


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
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
Here's the buzz: This simple, large-square, modern geometric quilt is perfect for showcasing modern, large-scale, geometric fabrics. It's also perfect as a second quilt, for those of you who have taken Quilting I but would like a little more practice. Big blocks, easy construction, huge impact.

Cost: $ 35.00
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
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
Are you afraid of your embroidery machine? Don't let it intimidate you any longer! This class is designed to take away the fear by acquainting you with the essential tools (stabilizers, needles, threads, hoops) that contribute to successful embroidery. Then you'll practice stitching with one of your machine's embedded designs, and then you'll learn how to download, transfer and use embroidery motifs from outside sources. Along the way, you'll gain confidence in your machine's abilities (as well as your own!), along with lots of ideas for using embroidery in various projects.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
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.

Diamond's are a girl's best friend, especially when they are made with the Creative Grids' Sweet 'N Sassy Rhombus template set.

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
Ice cream colours melt together in this refreshing table runner. Creative Grids' Single Strip Tumbler ruler makes short work of the cutting, and careful placement of the colours makes the impact.

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
Zippers and pockets -- lots of pockets -- for all your stuff. Portable, secure, and ever so cute, this little bag will keep your tools contained and at the ready. Perfect for sewing notions, cosmetics, jewellery -- any little things!

Cost: $ 60.00
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
It's big, bold, and graphic, and will make an impressive splash on your table (or at the foot of your bed). Super-easy to make with the Quick Curve Ruler, which makes piecing the curves a summertime breeze.

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