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SPRING 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.
Do you have unfinished applique projects? Have you forgotten which piece gets glued to which side of the fabric? Do you need guidance in selecting thread and choosing stitches to finish your masterpiece? Bring your applique "projects half done" to this workshop and, Val, the queen of applique, will help you towards completion.

Cost: $ 30.00
It's an important, yet often forgotten, part of your quilt. Learn how to calculate, cut, and apply your binding, with special attention paid to the Dreaded Mitered Corner and achieving a perfect finish. Don't get caught in a bind - take this class and finish those quilts!

Cost: $ 40.00
This class is offered six months before Christmas Day for a reason. Make this table runner within class time and walk out with your first Christmas gift completed and plenty of time to make more! You can use our packaged kit (which matches the class sample) or your own fabrics.

Cost: $ 45.00
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.

Cost: $ 60.00
Everybody, it seems, is afraid of adjusting the thread tension on their machines. But that dial is made to move for a reason! Join this class to learn the highs and lows of tension adjustment and gain the confidence to defy your home ec teacher's admonishments. You'll be rewarded with better stitch quality, the freedom to experiment with different thread weights and decorative stitches, and a general feeling of well-being, all without the help of Excedrin.

Cost: $ 35.00
Flying geese are (is?) time-honoured as a quilt block, and this strippy version is a welcome addition to the flock. But don't let the name discourage you, this pattern looks great in fabrics other than ombres, too, offering lots of ways to play with colour for dramatic effect. Unleash your stash, and you're sure to come up with combinations that will make your geese fly!

Cost: $ 30.00
Are you curious about modern quilts? Would you like to dabble in colour combinations outside your comfort zone? Why not try this mini quilt project (13" X 13") with Diane? She will introduce you to modern quilts and quilting as well as less traditional fabric pairings.

Cost: $ 40.00
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! There will be weekly homework assigned.

Cost: $ 190.00
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