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

Classes


SPRING 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.
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
You can almost hear the birds singing in this fresh-as-springtime wall hanging. Choose your cheeriest fabrics for this one -- it's easy to piece, thanks to the Mini Quick Curve Ruler, and it will make you happy all year long!

Cost: $ 40.00
If you carry a travel iron to classes or retreats, you need this caddy! Not only does it carry and protect your iron during transport, it opens up to become your personal ironing pad when you get there! Pattern includes the heat-resistant lining, so you're good to go!

Cost: $ 30.00
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: $ 35.00
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
We live in Ottawa, so tulips are part of our DNA. With the Quick Curve Mini Ruler, you can hold your own Tulip Festival year-round, without worrying about rain. Best of all, these cheerful little plants are always in full bloom and never need deadheading!

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
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
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
Yes, you read it right -- twenty embroidery machine techniques! In the first part of the class, all of the techniques will be taught. You'll have time to try some of them out with the teacher, while others will be finished as homework. In the second part, you'll review everyone's progress and put in more practice time. You'll be amazed at what you and your machine can accomplish!

Cost: $ 100.00
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
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
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
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.

Cost: $ 30.00
Have a layer cake and a Stripology Squared ruler? Then you've got the makings of a stellar quilt! Easy piecing, ingenious cutting, and a few "aha" moments are all it takes to make simple blocks with a star-tling secondary design.

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 stunning runner is a stress-free project, thanks to the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool. Go ahead and choose high-contrast fabrics -- your points will always be perfect, even if your sewing isn't.

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
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
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
Made from batik strip pre-cuts, this is a beautifully graphic design made even more interesting by the dimensional curved accents. It's fun to make, and you'll love the curved technique.

Cost: $ 35.00
Every quilter needs a wingman, ready to give assistance as needed. This one sits by your sewing machine (or over the arm of your chair) and puts a pincushion, organizing pockets and a central pop-up right by your side, giving you easy access to all your tools.

Cost: $ 30.00