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

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


Show your Canadian colours this summer with this big, bold Canada 150 banner. We've made it simple for you by 1/ collecting all of the fabrics you need in a convenient kit and 2/ using the super-precise Apliquick method of applique. Make it with ease and display it with pride!

Cost: $ 30.00
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'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
Pack up for the big party with a patriotic tote bag! Sporting the Canada 150 logo on the pockets, this sturdy canvas tote will carry your stuff in celebratory style! For the class, we've prepared kits with all of the appliques pre-cut and fused, so all you have to do is have fun putting it together.

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
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
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
A fun quilt combining the cutting accuracy of the Creative Grids Round Up Tool and the ease of fusible applique. A perfectly adorable quilt for any perfectly adorable baby!

Cost: $ 40.00
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
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
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
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
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
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