2211 St. Joseph Boulevard
Orleans, Ontario
K1C 7C5
613-834-3044
info@quiltypleasures.ca
    
HAPPY 2018!

As you unwrap the cellophane from your new calendar and look at all those blank pages, try to imagine the possibilities that lie ahead. New sewing projects and classes, interesting patterns and techniques, a quilt show or two for inspiration, and, we hope, lots of visits to Quilty Pleasures -- we want to see how you're filling your days!

And while you've got your calendar open, here are a few dates you'll want to note:

January 8 - 20, 2018 -- our annual "Don't Make Us Count It!" inventory sale;
January 29, 2018 -- our actual inventory day, when we'll be closed;
March 23 - 25, 2018 -- our annual In-Town Retreat at Camelot Country Club.
We've also added new winter sessions and classes--see the update below.

Here's to a great year filled with health, happiness, and plenty of quilty pleasures!
Hope to see you soon!

Leslie, Val, Tamara, Amy, Valerie, Paulette, Rachel, and Anne












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FLOOR MODEL SALE!

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If you've had your eye on a machine that's been a little out of reach, here's an opportunity to pick up a gently-used-but-not-abused floor model at a great price and with full warranty.

During the entire month of January, all floor models, from both Pfaff and Janome, sewing machines and sergers, will be specially priced so we can freshen up the floor. Quantities are limited, so don't wait to make your dreams a reality.


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SEW A LOT AT CAMELOT!


How does a full weekend of non-stop quilting and fun sound?


Our annual In-Town Retreat is being held at Camelot Golf & Country Club from Friday, March 23 till Sunday, March 25, 2018.

Only 5 minutes east of Place d’Orleans, Camelot offers bright, spacious sewing and socializing areas with spectacular views of the Ottawa River and Gatineau Hills. Your weekend will include lots of dedicated sewing time interspersed with games, activities, prizes and surprises, along with gourmet meals and a cash bar. We'll also offer a surprise project for Friday evening, an optional super-secret Mystery Project, optional complimentary classes, and great opportunities to meet and mingle with other quilters.

Arrive any time after 10:00 am on Friday and go home to sleep at 10:00 pm, leaving your machine and all your stuff without worry, ready for the next day’s sewing. Come back from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm on Saturday, then spend from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on Sunday.


The cost of the weekend, which includes two three-course dinners, two continental breakfasts, three lunches* and between-meal munchies, is only $460, plus HST.
Space is limited for this very popular event, so sign up early -- we don't want you to miss out!

* If you cannot arrive before 2:00 on Friday, the cost of Friday's lunch will be deducted from your registration fee.
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CRAFTY TABLES IN STOCK!

Expression 3.5 in Crafty Table
If you want to up the comfort level of your sewing, but space is an issue, why not consider getting a Crafty table? It offers several advantages:

1/ The insert is included in the purchase price;
2/ It folds up for out-of-the way storage;
3/ It has wheels for easy transport;
4/ It's economical; and
5/ It's in stock!
















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Have a Featherweight? You Need a Heavyweight!

Attention all collectors of vintage Featherweights! Arrow Cabinets has produced a limited-edition cabinet just for you!

It fits all 221 black machines perfectly, with no need for an insert, and arrives fully assembled ready to set your machine in at the perfect height.

Quantities are limited, just like the 221, so don't wait too long to order your machine's perfect companion.


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PFAFF creative icon!

This machine has to be seen to be believed, and even after you've seen it, you won't believe it!

We met it at its launch in early October, and we were blown away by its size, its features, and its overall awesomeness. Take a look at www.pfaffcreativeicon.com for an enticing overview of the machine and all that it can do. Then come in to see us -- we have the icon on display and we would love to show it off!
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Sewing vs Driving!

The new Pfaff creative icon sewing and embroidery machine is a truly remarkable, state-of-the-art piece of engineering. And, of course, this kind of quality comes at a significant cost. When the price of the icon is mentioned, the most frequent comment we hear is “I could buy a car for that!”, which is true if you aren’t too fussy about the model.

However, there are many reasons why you should put your money into an icon instead of a vehicle. As a public service, we have listed some of them here:

  1. The icon has a much tinier carbon footprint than a car. It runs on thread, not gas.
  2. Sewing machines were green before it was cool. Still are.
  3. You can drink while driving the icon. Or text. Or watch Netflix.
  4. You can put your pedal to the metal and not get a speeding ticket.
  5. The icon does not require snow tires or antifreeze. And it will never get stuck in a snowbank.
  6. No one expects you to drive them anywhere, or pick up groceries, with the icon.
  7. You can convert your garage into a fabric vault or sewing studio, as nature intended.
  8. Can a car embroider?
  9. Rush hour will take on a whole new meaning, where the “rush” refers to exhilaration.
  10. You don’t have to parallel park the icon.
  11. No seatbelts, airbags, or child restraints required. The icon’s safety record is impeccable.
  12. You can’t make Christmas presents in a car. Only pollution.
  13. The icon will take you anywhere your imagination and creativity lead you.

You’re welcome. Have fun with your new Pfaff creative icon!!


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FINANCING OPTIONS!

Sometimes the deals come along when the budget isn't quite ready. Did you know there are several financing options which are always available to help you in the short or longer term?

3 Months No Payment, No Interest is always a great solution because it comes at no extra cost and is available on all machines over $500.
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If you prefer Equal Payments, there are two plans from which to choose: 48 months or 60 months, each at a cost of just 8.9%. These plans are available for all machines costing over $2000.

Interested? Just ask us for details. The process is simple and will put a machine in your sewing room right when you need it.







 
 
 
 
 
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WINTER CLASSES! 

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It's going to be a long, cold winter, so why not join us and turn those snow days into sew days?

Our winter schedule is full of great classes that will help you master new techniques, make new friends, and create some terrific projects. We even include recess!
Classes are filling up fast, so we've added new sessions for the most popular ones (One Block Wonder, I Used to be a Layer Cake Bargello, Duffle Bag, and Pineapple Table Runner, all proven winners).
We've also added a few new classes -- check out Wingman and Caddy Pad Jr. -- so be sure to look at our classes page for all the up-to-date details.

Take a look at the class schedule here.


















TAKE A PASSPORT TO CLASS!

 

Carting your machine back and forth to classes can be a pain -- literally. Lighten the load with Pfaff's fabulous little passport 3.0!

Weighing just over 6 kg, it's lightweight and compact, making it a perfect travel machine. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice features -- the passport has Pfaff's famous IDT dual-feed system, 100 stitches, full electronic functions, built-in thread snips, and it takes all of your standard Pfaff feet.

Add the extension table (which travels in its own bag, securely attached to the machine's hard carrying case), and your passport 3.0 can take you anywhere you want to go!
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MACHINES IN THE CLASSROOM!


Often*, when you attend a class at Quilty Pleasures, you have the option of borrowing a classroom machine instead of bringing your own. This not only makes travelling to class easier for you, it also allows you to see what's new in the world of machines.

We are pleased to announce that you now have the choice of two machines to use in the classroom:

expression 3.5
The Pfaff expression 3.5 offers lots of light, lots of throat area, and the incomparable IDT dual-feed system. From the middle of the hugely popular expression series, it has all the features you'll learn to love while being user-friendly and amazingly easy to operate.
Memory Craft 9400
The Janome MC9400 is a top-of-the-line machine with all the bells and whistles (and yet it's surprisingly quiet). Full-featured with touch-screen navigation, this machine will spoil you for anything else.

 

Just advise us at the time you register for a class, and we'll make sure to have a machine ready for you.

*Because of the amount of homework involved, we don't recommend using a classroom machine for Quilting I. For that class, it's better to bring your own machine with you. That way, the teacher can help you with any issues that arise. However, if you'd like to buy either an expression 3.5 or an MC9400, that's still an option!

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WE'RE MEDIA SOCIABLE!

Please visit our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages
for all the latest QP happenings.

Amy keeps those sites up-to-date, so take a look and be one of our Quilty Pleasures friends! (A new window will open when you click the above links.)

If you want our Facebook postings to pop up on your news feed, visit our FB page, click "Follow". (it's next to the "Like" button.

Hovering over the "Follow" button will show you a menu with the "Get Notifications" option. Selecting this means you will be alerted in your notifications window whenever we post something.

So easy to be so connected!


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CUDDLE QUILTS!

We continue to collect cuddle quilts for the Montfort. 


If you've never made one before, a word of explanation: These are small baby quilts that are placed in the neonatal incubators and bassinets, so the size is restricted to between 22" x 22" and 24" x 24". Their small size also makes them perfect for testing block patterns, busting your stash, and practicing free-motion quilting.

Keeping in mind the intended recipients are newborns, please aim for cute and cheerful, using only 100% cotton or flannel in the top and backing, and 100% cotton thread for the construction and quilting. Cuddle quilts are typically sent home with the babies who use them, so there is a constant demand for them.

Thanks very much. Your donations will be gratefully appreciated!






DID YOU KNOW?

 
We can special-order products for you!

It happens all the time: You're reading someone's blog and they recommend a pattern, book, notion, or other item that you'd really like to have. Only trouble is, either they don't sell it or you don't want to order it from them because of the exchange rate, shipping costs, Customs issues, whatever.

Let us deal with it! We can usually order these products from our suppliers, and all of the hassles are taken care of. No fuss, no muss, and your order comes right to the store and into your hands.

 





IT PAYS TO COMPARE!

We know that price is a big factor when shopping for quilting supplies, and it's easy to assume that big box or chain stores will always offer a better price than an independent quilt shop.

However, we recently have had several customers tell us of specific instances where our prices were equal to or better than our competitors', even after their 50% discount was applied. We appreciate knowing that people are paying attention and realizing that our prices are competitive, even though we're a small, local business.

To our watchdog customers: Thanks very much for doing the math!









CREATE A CLASS!


We try our best to offer classes that we think will appeal, but we are always open to suggestions.

If there is a class that you would like to take but we aren't offering, just let us know. And if you have a group of friends who would like to take a class together, we can arrange that, too.

Happy to help.

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GRAVITY FOR SALE!

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Isaac Newton probably didn't envision this, but we have Gravity for sale. For only $900, plus HST, you can own this gorgeous quilt that was featured last year in our Block-of-the-Month programme from Jaybird Quilts. 

The quilt measures a generous 97" x 96" and was perfectly pieced by Valerie Lutes and professionally quilted by The Silver Fox. It's breathtaking, and was a big hit on our classroom wall for many months, but now it's time to find it a new home. If you're interested, just give us a call. 

But hurry, there's only one!



PFAFF CREATIVE 1.5!

Welcome to the wonderful world of embroidery, without the out-of-this-world price! The brand new Pfaff creative 1.5 is the perfect introductory embroidery machine with: Impressive workspace, 240 mm x 150 mm  hoop capacity, speed and precision, colour sorting capability, 101 built-in designs ... PLUS Embroidery Intro* Software, included for FREE!





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The creative 1.5 has arrived at Quilty Pleasures! Drop by to take a look, take a test drive, and take one home! And, of course, the creative 1.5 is also a fabulous sewing machine, with all of the Pfaff features we've come to expect -- IDT, 7 mm stitches (150 of them, plus alphabets), stitch sequencing and memory, built-in needle threader and thread snips, mirror imaging, the list goes on. And it's red!

* Adjust, personalize and combine your embroidery designs. Rotate, mirror, scale and resize, add lettering and monograms. Endless possibilities!