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2211 St. Joseph Boulevard

Orleans, Ontario
K1C 7C5
613-834-3044
info@quiltypleasures.ca
    






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GIVE US ONE GOOD REASON...

Have you heard the saying about how there's always two reasons for doing something? There's a good reason, and the real reason. Some good reasons to quilt:

  1. It's therapeutic. Many find it eases anxiety and stress.
  2. It's brain-building. The math and calculations involved in quilting keep you sharp.
  3. It's a social hobby. Quilt guilds, sewing bees, and retreats are a great way to strike up friendships while still getting your stitch on.
The real reason we all quilt: let's face it. It's addictive! And have we mentioned all the pretty fabrics?
 
While you never need a reason to come see us, there's plenty of reasons to keep quilting. Don't have a reason yourself? Well, that's no reason to stop!

Amy, Sam, and all the QP Dolls (Allison, Carrie, Diane, Kimberley, Leslie, Manon, Rowan, Sonia, and Val)

PS Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep on top of everything QP!

NOTICE ABOUT PARKING: 

Our beloved gravel lot is under new ownership and we will no longer have access to it for parking. A fence has been put up and we have to admire it from afar.

The parking lot in front of the store is freshly paved for your parking convenience.

*PLEASE READ OUR GUIDELINES BEFORE COMING IN (We still have to take care!)

  1. Masks are optional and we have hand sanitizer for you to use at the entrance.
  2. Please limit the amount of bags/items you bring with you. You are welcome to bring a project to match but we ask you limit the amount of projects at one time.
  3. Remember to maintain your social distance at all times while in the store (2m)
  4. Please do not come into the store if you are feeling sick. We have curbside pickup available, just give us a call from the parking lot! 613-834-3044

Store Hours
Monday to Friday: 10:00-5:00
Saturday: 9:30-5:00




































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BOOK NOW - IT'S THE 2024 IN-TOWN RETREAT!

Join us at Camelot Golf and Country Club, April 5th-7th, 2024 for an amazing weekend of quilty activities, delicious food, and plenty of sew-cializing!



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Arrive at any time after 10:00 am on Friday and stay until 4:00 pm on Sunday, with nightly breaks to go home and sleep in your own bed. As always, there will be lots of fun activities and prizes, including a surprise project for Friday evening; an optional, reasonably priced kitted project; and games (all while getting to meet and mingle with other quilters!). The price for the entire weekend is $570 plus HST, including meals and snacks. Wine and drinks will be available for purchase all weekend and a mini QP pop-up shop will be set-up for any notions you may have forgotten to pack.













Space is limited so book today to secure your spot! Registration deposits of $285 will be accepted in-person or over the phone with a credit card. Deposits are not refundable unless we are able to find another person to take your place, and the balance will be due by March 24, 2024.

We can't wait to see you there!

Amy, Val, Leslie, & Sam

P.S. If you have any friends who would like to attend with you, let them know to contact us to register as soon as possible!











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FLOOR MODEL SPECIAL!

We only have a couple of floor models left including the Pfaff Creative Icon 2! This is the Cadillac of domestic sewing and embroidery machines and we have a floor model for an unbelievable price! Full warranty included. Come to the shop or give us a call at 613-834-3044 for more info.

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MACHINE NEEDLE CLEAROUT!

Our needle wall was a little full so we're clearing out duplicates, unpopular sizes and specialty machine needles.

Get them at 30% off before they're gone!
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IT'S TIME TO VOTE!

Once again, By Annie's is hosting their annual Local Quilt Shop contest!

Please click on the link and vote for us as your favourite LQS. Thank you!

www.lqscontest.com/vote/
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BYOB - BRING YOUR OWN BAG!

We are now charging 50¢ per paper bag (online orders excluded) so we encourage you to bring your own tote. Don't have one? Make one with this free pattern from AP&Q! Its easy, practical, and great for showing off your favourite fabric.
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GET YOUR MACHINE TUNED-UP!

Get your machine sewing-ready, no appointment necessary!

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A PFAFF FOR YOU!

You've got the fabric, planned your project, and are ready to quilt - but is your machine up to the task? Whether you're looking for a portable machine to take to class or something a little more heavy-duty for embroidery and machine quilting, there's a Pfaff for you. Visit us in-store to give them a try before you buy (no appointment necessary), plus receive a complimentary machine training with purchase with one of our knowledgeable teachers!
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SIT AND SEW AT QP!

Come use our space and our tools (and escape your family, renovations or anything else you'd like to leave at home). Come alone or bring a friend. This is a great opportunity to sew-cialize with friends, both new and old! You can reserve a four-hour time slot for $15. A staff person will be assigned to help you, if needed, but there will not be a specific lesson or class being taught. You must bring your own machine (as always, we can help you carry it in), your project supplies and rotary cutters.

As an added bonus, any regularly-priced shopping you do the same day will be discounted by 10%. Please call the store to register or ask any questions you may have. 613-834-3044

There are several dates scheduled so check out our classes page for a complete list. Don't see a day that works for you? Let us know and we'll keep you in mind when we add to the schedule!
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NEED SOME INSPIRATION?

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There's nothing like learning a new technique and making new friends!

Check out our list of classes here and keep an eye out for more being added!

Looking for something specific? We love to hear new class ideas! Just let us know what you would like and we will keep it in mind for a future session.

















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DID YOU KNOW?


A QP gift card works on our online shop as well as in the store! So take a look in your wallet and junk drawer. A GOOD look.

If you find a Quilty Pleasures gift card, bring it in or call us with the number. If it has a balance on it, you can spend it like cash on whatever we sell, wherever we sell it. Fabric, notions, tune-ups ... . It's literally found money!


Those cards aren't doing any good sitting at home, so redeem them now and buy some fun!



LOYALTY DOES HAVE ITS...!

Implementing an on-line shopping platform has necessitated a number of changes around here. One of the biggest is our new POS system, which won't affect you too much in your day-to-day shopping with us, but it does change how our loyalty programme works.

In a nutshell, the new system gives you a $10 coupon good for 90 days for every $250 you spend in the store*. Still pretty rewarding!

*Rewards are earned on regular-priced items only. Does not include classes or sewing machines.
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ANOTHER SHOPPING OPTION!

While we aren't in a position to order every fabric TrendTex sells, now you have an exciting opportunity to shop directly from their warehouse!
This will give you access to a huge inventory of Moda, Benartex, RJR, Hoffman California, Stof, Michael Miller, and Lewis & Irene collections!

Here's how it works:

1/ Visit shop.trendtexfabrics.com to, well, shop;
2/ At checkout, enter the code STI020 This gives us a portion of the sale, keeping your dollars local;
3/ Shipping is $15 for all orders under $149, and free for orders of $149 and over.
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This is a unique programme and we're excited to be a part of it, so please give it a go. It's always disappointing for us when a customer requests a fabric we don't have, but this gives you another way to buy exactly what you want.

It's easy, it's fun, and it's fabric. All good!
















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WHAT IS MYSEWNET?

mySewnet™ Cloud is, in essence, a service where you save and access your personal files, stitches and designs over the Internet instead of on your computer’s hard drive. Your files in mySewnet™ Cloud can be saved and accessed from different synched devices such as your mySewnet™- enabled machine, your PC or Mac, your smart phone, or your tablet via mySewnet™ apps. And it lets you do so many things!

By visiting the mySewnet™Portal, you can access your own profile information, user account settings, machine information, subscription options and online cloud file management. It is easily accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection, including mac computers.

Even if you don't have an embroidery machine, you'll love CreatorCue, an app that allows you to view step by step tutorials for various sewing techniques on your tablet or smart phone. It also includes instructions for projects and handy information about stabilizers, with more content being added all the time.

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For instructions on registering for mySewnet, click here. To download CreatorCue. click here for android and here for apple. Then have fun!

















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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!










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WE'RE MEDIA SOCIABLE!

Please visit our Facebook and Instagram 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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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.











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