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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 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 requiremens 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.
Join us at Camelot Golf and Country Club, April 14-16, 2023, for a weekend of quilty activities, delicious food, and plenty of sew-cializing! You can arrive at any time after 10:00am on Friday and stay until 4:00pm on Sunday (with time out to go home and sleep, of course!). The fees include and snacks and there will be a cash bar. As always, there will be lots of fun activities and prizes, a surprise project for Friday evening, an optional, reasonably priced kitted project, and great opportunities to meet and mingle with other quilters. The price for the entire weekend is $540 plus HST. Registration deposits of $270 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 31, 2023. We can't wait to see you there!

Cost: $ 540.00
Binding is an important, yet often forgotten part of the quilt-making process. This class is a perennial favourite and tends to fill up quickly. You will learn how to calculate your requirements, cut and apply binding with special attention paid to the dreaded mitered corner. The skills learned are also applicable to crafting, bag making and garment projects. Don't get caught in a bind - take this class and finish those projects!

Cost: $ 45.00
This is a hand-pieced, hand-quilted project done over a period of eight four-hour classes from 10 to 2 every 4th Friday starting September 16. Have you considered the benefits of making a quilt by hand? transportable, precise, meditative. Join us to accomplish this perhaps daunting endeavour in the company of like-minded individuals. The pattern allows for putting together 16 different blocks of varying complexity, thereby growing our skills. We will share ideas for fabric choices and placement, learn piecing by hand, techniques in working with circles, project organization and one of many quilt-as-you-go methods. There will be homework involved in that specific blocks must be completed for the next class; this will provide the necessary momentum to complete the quilt in a timely manner.

Cost: $ 450.00
Want to take a bite out of your stash? This is the class for you! We will learn several techniques for creating crumb quilts and focus on creating the "Twist and Shout" quilt found in Crumb Quilts: Scrap Quilting The Zero Waste Way. This is a two-part class. Class number 1 will focus on different types of crumb quilt construction techniques. We will begin making the crumb squares. Class number 2 will focus on cutting and arranging your background pieces and assembling your final project.

Cost: $ 65.00
Paper piecing is a technique used to achieve unusual geometric shapes, sharp points and the sewing of tiny pieces of fabric together. You will learn the basics and make 10.75 inch X 12 inch wall hanging.

Cost: $ 80.00
Learn the basics of free-motion machine quilting on practice sandwiches in this intensive one-day class. Once you get comfortable and find your groove, you'll be able to tackle your real projects with confidence.

Cost: $ 90.00
This Handbag is sturdy, not too large and has a zipper on top to keep your items safe and secure. We recommend that you be a Confident Beginner or Intermediate sewist comfortable working with multiple layers and heavier interfacing to take this class. Please refer to the descriptions of the requirements for each level of sewist on the class page of our website before registering

Cost: $ 65.00
Transform an Icon into an amazing art quilt using a variety of fabrics and techniques. Many icons are seen on the landscapes that surround us and you can choose your favourite for the class: - The Inukshuk surrounded by the northern lights; - A majestic Polar Bear wandering the frozen tundra as the sun set; - A Lone White Pine is windswept on a rocky shore; - A Saguaro standing tall reaching towards the sky. Work with traditional fabrics such as cotton and batiks or be adventurous and try out non-traditional fabrics such as silk, upholstery fabrics and other fabrics with interesting textures to create these great icons. One pattern including templates will be provided by Jen. Additional patterns are available for purchase. This workshop is suitable for all levels of quilters. Workshop Features - Use a collage to create the icon and some of the land features - Choose a single fabric or a pieced background - Learn easy couching and free-motion stitching to create northern lights (if appropriate) - Create a colour wash sun using Quilter's Grid - Apply fusible web appliqu? technique - Discover how easy free-motion zigzag is to finish off the fabric edges on the collage - 2 options for finishing the quilt - pieced binding or facing - Alternate method to create the northern lights - Instructions for a second method of constructing the setting sun - Extra handouts - Zoom Session - Along with the two day in person workshop there will also be a one hour zoom session prior to the class to discuss fabric selections, background ideas and other supplies needed. Zoom session will take place on Tuesday April 11 at 7:00pm. It will be recorded if you can't attend.

Cost: $ 195.00
Be part of the slow stitching movement, hand-stitching with a creative purpose, by starting a small composition of three little houses that can be made into a 7" X 17" wall-hanging. This is a 2-part class. Once you have learned the technique, you can easily multiply the number of houses to make an entire community or only make one showcase house that can perhaps serve as a housewarming gift. The pattern and thread are included in the cost of registration. Please note: this class is a prerequisite for the Circle Game, a 73" X73" hand-pieced, hand-quilted project that takes place once a month, over eight months.

Cost: $ 75.00
This pattern is found in GE Designs book, Stripology/Mixology 3. It is an energetic geometric project perfect for a layer cake or yardage, alike. You can choose from 6 different sizes and the book gives you several examples to help you select your fabrics. The cutting will be done with a Stripology ruler which helps with efficiency and timeliness.

Cost: $ 40.00
Make this project using muted tones or bright colours. Using the Quick Curve Ruler allows for perfect curves with a minimum of effort.

Cost: $ 90.00
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
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! There will be weekly homework assigned.

Cost: $ 190.00
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: $ FREE
Tiny treasures in the cutest pouches around! The unique one-sided zipper technique is easy and fun, allowing you to mix-and-match zipper pulls, while also letting the pod stand open for easy access or zip closed for total security.

Cost: $ 35.00
Embrace your wild side with free motion zigzag! In this class we will explore the world of fun fabrics, interesting backgrounds and borders with texture, thread and last but not least free motion zigzag. Working with interesting and funky fabrics of all colours and textures you will create a flower that becomes the focal point of your quilt. Explore background and borders that add dimension, texture and interest to the piece but not over powering the focal point. Learn how to finish off the flower and add detail to each petal by using the technique of free motion zigzag. It's as easy as colouring outside of the lines. Not a flower fan? That's okay! Pick another object as your focal point - tree, animal, bird - anything goes! The goal of this workshop is to create a stress free and relaxed environment to have fun, learn new techniques and create a gorgeous quilt whether it be a wall hanging, pillow or table runner. The project may look difficult but it is in fact uncomplicated and easy to create. This workshop is suitable for all levels of quilters. Workshop Features: - How to choose fabrics for the focal point. - How to make the flower or other focal point as one unit using fusible web. - Choosing fabrics for the background. - How to create an interesting border or background. - Discussion of background quilting motifs. - How to finish off the raw edges of the focal point with a free motion zigzag stitch. - Adding thread play to the background to create texture and another design element. Zoom Session: Along with the two day in person workshop there will also be a one hour zoom session prior to the class to discuss fabric selections, background ideas and other supplies needed. Zoom session will take place on Thursday April 13 at 7:00pm. It will be recorded if you can't attend.

Cost: $ 195.00
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! 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

Cost: $ 15.00
This quilt is a perfect project for Confident Beginner and Intermediate quilters, alike. Let Leslie teach you the simple way to make a complex looking pattern by using the Stripology ruler.

Cost: $ 40.00