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Note: We are being very careful to follow Public Health guidelines. Our priority is the health and safety of our staff, customers, and students. To that end, masks are encouraged.

The Important (But Boring) Details

  • You will not be considered registered for a class until you have paid for your spot in full. For your convenience, we can accept your credit card payment over the telephone or you can register in person. Spots can not be “held” without payment. Placing your name on a waiting list without payment does not guarantee you a space.
  • 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. If we are given enough notice and are able to fill your spot, we can then offer you a refund or store credit.
  • If a class is full, or not offered at a time convenient for you, leave your name on a waiting list. If numbers warrant, we will schedule additional classes.
  • PLEASE CHECK YOUR CLASS SUPPLY LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING CLASS. COME WITH YOUR CUTTING DONE AND ALL SUPPLIES REQUIRED.
  • 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 class requirements list are all available at Quilty Pleasures. You will be given a 10% discount off any class supplies requested by the instructor when purchased at Quilty Pleasures. If a specific product is listed, please do not make substitutions. Occasionally, our instructors modify the supplies or fabric amounts from those indicated on the pattern. This is typically to your benefit.
  • Make sure that all supplies are labelled and identifiable as yours. Quilty Pleasures is not responsible for items lost or misplaced during class.
  • Please ensure that your machine is in good working order prior to class. It is expected that you know how to operate your own machine. If necessary, we can arrange for a private lesson on the use of your machine. Please bring your owner’s manual to each class, just in case. We also have in-store technicians if you need a tune-up!
  • 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: You are familiar with the basics of your own machine. You are able to thread your machine, wind a bobbin and adjust the stitch length. The expectation is that you have little or no sewing/quilting experience and are eager to learn new skills.

Beginner: Has some sewing/quilting experience, understands basic quilting terms & techniques (e.g. 1/4" seam allowance) and knows how to use a rotary cutter, measure with a ruler and follow a pattern.

Intermediate: Has experience with basic quilting projects with several projects under your belt and are ready to be introduced to more advanced techniques through instruction and example.

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.
This project is quick and easy. Using 2.5" strips we will use an ingenious and quick method to create a quilt top in an afternoon. The finished project is a 48" X 64" throw. If you would like to use fabric from your stash but dread cutting all those 2.5" strips, why not sign up for one of our sit and sew sessions and use our 2.5" strip ruler?

Cost: $ 60.00
Join us as our PFAFF® guest educator, Claire Haillot, will inspire you with endless creative possibilities while expanding your knowledge about the features available on machines today. From working with twin needles to adjusting the density of stitches, combining stitches together or creating them from scratch, learn to get the most out of the features available on your sewing machine. From entry level machines to the top-of-the-line, there are wide variety of things available to make your creativity effortless. Come and see just how creative you can be using the tools available!

Cost: $ 10.00
Do you ever admire lovely panels and wonder what to do with them? You are not alone. During this workshop we will discuss different ways to use panels and learn how to plan projects using them. Bring some panels along with any coordinating fabrics and we will help you get started on some panel projects.

Cost: $ 45.00
You spoke and we listened. We have adjusted our Learn to Quilt program to reflect information that has been shared with us, by you. Do you want to learn to quilt but are shy about diving into a big project? Are you completely self-taught with some help from online videos? Interested and terrified at the same time? This is the class for you!

Cost: $ 100.00
Come and sit in our intimate sewing circle and bring any handcrafted project you wish to work on in the company of like-minded individuals. If you're stuck on a project, Diane or another participant will surely be able to help you! Bring your travel mug to enjoy a nice cuppa while chatting with your fellow hand-stitchers. You can also take advantage of a store-wide 10% discount on regular-priced items on the day of the drop-in.

Cost: $ 5.00
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 muslin sandwiches in class, then you'll be one step closer to turning your QI top into a finished quilt!

Cost: $ 50.00
Come work on your project in our air-conditioned family-free environment. Our classroom, irons and space will be at your disposal. While no particular lesson or skill will be taught, staff will be available to help you if you need some guidance. Bring your own machine, project supplies, rulers and rotary cutter.

Cost: $ 15.00
T-shirt quilts, pillows and wall-hangings are a great way to preserve precious memories without using up all your closet space. They make meaningful gifts for loved ones and the project ideas are endless! During the first class Carrie will show you how to properly interface and cut your materials so you can actually have fun constructing your project instead of wrestling with tricky fabrics. While we will be working primarily from the perspective of creating a t-shirt quilt style project, we will discuss other memory projects as well.

Cost: $ 75.00