Airports are crowded, driving is tiresome, and fabric stashes take up too many suitcases (think of the baggage fees alone!). Have you considered taking a stay-cation? Be near the sewing machine, enjoy the AC, and stop by Quilty Pleasures for a class or two. Want to work on something specific? Not only do we have sessions for learning new skills, but you can also book our classroom to work on your own projects (sans interruptions from the kids). Summertime and sewing go hand in hand, especially at QP!Amy, Sam, and all the QP Dolls (Allison, Carrie, Diane, Janet, Kimberley, Leslie, Rowan, Sonia, and Val)
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NOTICE ABOUT PARKING:
Our beloved gravel lot is under new ownership and we will no longer have access to it for parking. In the coming weeks, a fence will be put up and we will have to admire it from afar.
The parking lot in front of the store is freshly paved for your parking convenience.
- Masks are optional and we have hand sanitizer for you to use at the entrance.
- 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.
- Remember to maintain your social distance at all times while in the store (2m)
- 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
In order to help you get your quilts ready for the cooler weather, take 31% off full-bolt orders of batting and Fireside (including 80" wide)!* Click HERE for discounted prices.
During the open house we'll be accepting donations to the Community Compassion Center food bank and each $5 donation is an entry into our Halloween prize draw!
No RSVP required but be sure to stop by to eat, drink, and be scary!
Quilty Pleasures will be hosting a free sew day on Sunday, October 15th to create quilt-as-you-go quilts using a pattern provided graciously by Susan Madu of Modern Blended Quilts (which will be free to all registrants). Kits are available for purchase and pattern requirements will be emailed prior to the event in case you'd like to use fabrics from your stash. As an additional thank you participants will receive 10% off any regular-priced fabric or notions purchases made during the day.
Thank you to Watergirl Quilt Co. for organizing this initiative, and see you October 15th!
You may have noticed this awesome duffle bag while browsing online recently, and there's a reason it's so popular! The Patchwork Duffle Bag has two pockets and finishes at a generous 12" x 20.5".
Choose between a solid exterior fabric or scrap it up and personalize it with some patchwork piecing.
You'll be amazed at how much you can carry in this bag, and how chic you'll look carrying it!
Long, double-point, and circular needles of all sizes can be safely stored in a compact format, along with accessories such as stitch markers and darning needles. Anne will also give you suggestions for customizing your project (making it the perfect gift for all the knitters in your life)!
†When placing an online order please wait for a confirmation before pickup. Discounts cannot be combined.
If you're tight on space or worried about carry-on sizes, consider bringing a second passport for all your destination sewing needs. The Pfaff Passport line of sewing machines are compact enough to whisk away on vacation while chock-full of features you'd never expect.
With 100 stitches, IDT™ fabric feeding and more, it's your license to discover new ways and places to sew! Right now get the 2.0 for only $799 (MSRP of $999) and the 3.0 for only $850 (MSRP of $1099)! Visit us in-store to try it out and see why the Pfaff Passport is the perfect travel companion.
Quilt blocks should be 16.5" square and made of 100% cotton quilting fabric.
The only restrictions are we ask that you avoid any travel related or school related fabric. We also ask that you avoid religious fabric. A bit of orange in the block is a bonus!
If you prefer to donate a top, it should be 48" x 64" or lap size. Completed quilts can be any size.
Blocks and tops can be left at Quilty Pleasures for donation.
We are pleased to announce the winner of this beautiful bundle of
$250 worth of quilty goodies
(including fabric, nifty notions, and threads)
Congratulations to Sylvia F!
Thank you to everybody who participated in the challenge; the Finished and Bound Institute is pleased to report that nearly 40 quilts were completed as part of the challenge and UFO spottings have decreased since July. Although that isn’t to say that new UFOs aren’t already on their way to a sewing room near you...
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!
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.
LOYALTY DOES HAVE ITS...!
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.
ANOTHER SHOPPING OPTION!
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.
It's easy, it's fun, and it's fabric. All good!
WHAT IS MYSEWNET?
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.
For instructions on registering for mySewnet, click here. To download CreatorCue. click here for android and here for apple. Then have fun!
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!
WE'RE MEDIA SOCIABLE!
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!
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.