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FALL CLASSES (so happy to be back!)

Note: While we gradually return to normal, 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, most class sizes will be limited to 4 people per session in accordance with social-distancing guidelines. Also, please register only if you have been double-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

The Important (But Boring) Details

  • Class fees must be paid at the time of registration. For your convenience, we can accept your credit card payment over the telephone. 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. Placing your name on a waiting list without payment does not guarantee you a space.
  • If a class is full, give us your name for a waiting list. If numbers warrant, we will schedule additional classes.
  • PLEASE CHECK YOUR CLASS SUPPLY LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE COMING TO CLASS. AS A COURTESY TO YOUR CLASSMATES AND TEACHER, AND TO OBTAIN THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT FROM THE ALLOTTED CLASS TIME, PLEASE COME TO CLASS WITH THE CUTTING SPECIFIED AND OTHER PREPARATION WORK COMPLETED, AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL OF THE REQUIRED FABRICS AND SUPPLIES.
  • 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 supply list are all available at Quilty Pleasures unless otherwise noted. If a specific product is listed, please do not make substitutions. Our teachers are familiar with the products they recommend and cannot guarantee good results with alternative brands.
  • Make sure that all of your supplies are labelled and identifiable as yours. Quilty Pleasures is not responsible for items lost or misplaced during class.
  • We offer a 10% discount on class supplies. In general, all class supplies may be purchased at Quilty Pleasures. Thank you for supporting your local quilt shop!
  • Please ensure that your machine is in good working order prior to class. We do have a resident technician if you think you might need a tune-up, and carry or can order feet, bobbins and parts for almost any make and model.
  • 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: Has familiarity with machine (threading, basic operation), but little or no sewing/quilting experience
Beginner: Has some quilting experience, understands basic quilting terms & techniques (e.g. 1/4" seam allowance) and knows how to use a rotary cutter.
Intermediate: Has experience with basic quilting projects and is ready for more advanced techniques.
Advanced: Has a great deal of quilting experience and is very skilled and comfortable with various techniques.
All: All levels except Novice.

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.
There are three areas where accuracy is crucial in the quilting process: cutting, sewing and pressing. Learn techniques to improve your skills, discover tools that make these jobs easier, and watch your workmanship improve. After all, if it's worth doing, it's worth doing as well as you possibly can.

Cost: $ 35.00
Need a quick little gift this Christmas? These bags are super-cute and practical -- because of the one-sided zipper application, they stand up and open for easy filling, and the two sizes included in the pattern are perfect for stashing various items for storage or travel. They're also ideal for busting your stash of fat quarters!

Cost: $ 35.00
Bring a touch of summer camp to your Christmas festivities! Simple and classic, these pieced trees surrounded by buffalo check give a timeless look to placemats, table runners, and tree skirts. Made entirely from 2-1/2" strips, the projects go together easily with the help of Creative Grids' 60-Degree Diamond ruler -- you'll gain confidence in working with angles while producing smaller, manageable projects. Which also happen to be perfect Christmas gifts!

Cost: $ 45.00
Here's a really fun technique which finishes to become a 16 1/2" x 43 1/2" table runner. It would be equally cute as a wall hanging, with the trees all growing in the same direction. Either way, you'll enjoy both the process and the product!

Cost: $ 50.00
Why did the mushroom get invited to lots of parties? Because he was a fun guy! Take a traditionally pieced pattern and jazz it up with some improvisation! During the first of this two-part class, you'll learn how to create improvised fabric patches for the mushroom caps, then you'll learn the tricks for sewing curves with smooth, precise, no-sweat results. In the second class, you'll learn some simple but dramatic machine and hand quilting stitches to decorate the caps. Let the fun begin!

Cost: $ 65.00
If you're intimidated by paper piecing here's your chance to find Happiness! This wall hanging is small (38" x 38") but it packs a punch: the class includes 13 different techniques all guaranteed to ensure success. Suitable for both beginners and those with previous experience Happiness 2.0 delivers what is says!

Cost: $ 90.00
Here's a modern take on the traditional English paper piecing technique that's quicker and easier than the original! Preparation of the hexies is a perfect any-time-any-place activity, then assembly comes together at your sewing machine. Wonderful technique, wonderful results!

Cost: $ 35.00
This is the relaxed version of our machine quilting classes. Spread over three weeks, it allows you plenty of practice time with both feed-dog assisted and free-motion quilting. By the end of the course, you'll wonder why you were nervous!

Cost: $ 95.00
Paper piecing allows for very intricate designs not always possible with "normal" piecing. If you've always been intrigued by paper piecing but were too scared to tackle it on your own, this FREE class is the one for you! Choose a Level 1 design from the I Spy book by Kimie Tanner and Missy Winona (they're all adorable), then Sam will take you step-by-step through the process. Then you can move on to Level 2!

Cost: $ FREE
This novice class places 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!

Cost: $ 190.00
More like perfecta! Three sizes, two styles, one pattern -- these bags will transport and protect all your toiletries, cosmetics, craft items, and the like, and they'll do it in style. Thanks to an inner frame, the bags stay open for easy loading and retrieval of items, inner pockets help with organization, and the zipper closure keeps it all safe and secure.

Cost: $ 35.00
Whether you go with an unconventional palette, as we did, or opt for more traditional autumn colours, you'll love making this quilt where graphic maple leaves twirl and dance in the wind. The Creative Grids Kitty Cornered Tool makes quick work of transforming fat quarters into leaves of various sizes, so prepare to be blown away!

Cost: $ 45.00
Perfect for pencils, sewing & craft supplies, trinkets, or other small treasures, these zippered pouches are fun to make and handy to have around. The boxy shape holds more than you'd think, the zipper keeps everything secure, and the basket handles make for easy handling and hanging (they also use up leftover zipper bits!).

Cost: $ 35.00