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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.
Binding is the very last part in the completion of your beautiful quilt and it's an important component of your project. In this class we will touch on different types of bindings; you will learn how to calculate your requirements and apply the binding with special attention paid to clean, square, mitered corners. Binding can be finished either by machine or by hand - you will learn both.

Cost: $ 45.00
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
This is a hand-pieced, hand-quilted project done over a period of eight months in three-hour classes . 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, 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. Note that you must have completed the Introduction to Hand-piecing class prior to jumping in the Circle Game.

Cost: $ 450.00
This project uses a 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. Repeating the row in different fabrics results in a lovely quilt. While we will be working on one set of four blocks we will discuss different ways to assemble it depending upon your goal.

Cost: $ 60.00
This modern, original crossbody bag pattern is perfect for an intermediate quilter. The Emerson bag is the perfect blend of utility and style! Small enough to wear crossbody, or more traditionally as a belt bag, yet it still offers a surprisingly spacious interior with a handy slip pocket. Keep your belongings secure with zippered closures for the main compartment, as well as a convenient front pocket (great for your phone or passport).

Cost: $ 60.00
Devastating fires have ravished cities and towns all over the world this past summer. Fires are still being fought, while some people are being allowed to go back to where they evacuated from; some will be returning to ashes. One such city in Canada, is Enterprise in the Northwest Territories. Sandra McMaster is currently the Deputy Mayor of Enterprise. She is originally from Prescott, is a fellow quilter and has teamed up with Watergirl Quilt Co to make quilts for those who need comfort during this difficult time. We have asked to help out and have organized a sew day of our own so we can get as many quilts donated by the end of October as we possibly can! We are looking for volunteers to make quilts using the same pattern; which will be provided upon registration. Susan Madu of Modern Blended Quilts has graciously allowed us to use of her pattern "Two Strip Wonder".

Cost: $ FREE
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: $ 110.00
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 pre-requisite for the Circle Game, a 73" x 73" hand-pieced, hand-quilted project that takes place over eight months.

Cost: $ 75.00
Many quilters are also knitters. And if you aren't, you probably know someone who is. Knit, Purl, and Roll is a project you can make for yourself or give as a gift. 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.

Cost: $ 70.00
Are you intimidated by Stripology rulers? Would you like to be able to complete repetitive cuts quickly and accurately? This class will teach you how cut strips, squares, rectangles as well as triangles and diamonds in 1/4" increments using the various Stripology rulers. You will also learn how to make common units such as HSTs, QSTs and Flying Geese. The focus will be on how to use Stripology rulers with any project to help make cutting more accurate and quicker. While there won't be any sewing done in the class, feel free to bring along any patterns you may want to "Stripologize" as well as your own rulers. This will also be a great time to try out the different sizes of Stripology rulers.

Cost: $ 50.00
The Mega Dream Bag is the ideal bag for quilter's who travel (or put their supplies away between sewing sessions). The bag is 9.5in tall x 10 1/4in wide x 6in Deep and 15.5in wide at the top when closed. This size makes it perfect bag for all your sewing tools and notions. It also makes a great travel bag for toiletries and all traveling stuff! The numerous interior pockets can be customized to your needs and the handles drape out of the way when in use. The zipper opens to allow full access to the items inside. When completed there are no exposed seams. This class is considered an Intermediate class.

Cost: $ 60.00
Use some of your scraps and a free pattern to learn how to make this cute ornament (14" x 17") which can be replicated any number of times to create a cushion, a wall hanging, table runner or you can even combine the ornaments with trees and stars to make a quilt!

Cost: $ 50.00
This is a 3-part sew-a-long class designed to help you complete Modern Handcraft's Snowflake quilt in time for Christmas. You can make a 1-colour, 3-colour or scrappy version. Skills needed for this class include accurate cutting with a rotary cutter and ruler, as well as the ability to sew an accurate 1/4" seam.

Cost: $ 90.00
This duffle bag is the one currently all over the internet. You really can carry it all with this giant duffle bag that has two pockets and finishes at 12" x 20.5". Choose between a solid exterior fabric or scrap it up with some patchwork.

Cost: $ 60.00
This vibrant wall hanging(approximately 16" X 36") is created using light-weight fusible interfacing with or without machine applique. Carrie will walk you through the construction of the piece and offer different finishing techniques for your consideration. A limited number of kits containing the same fabrics, batting and fusible web as the sample as well as the pattern are available We recommend purchasing the kit at the time of registration as we are unable to make any more once they are gone.

Cost: $ 40.00
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 class is the second in our learn to quilt classes. Ideally you will have completed our Quilting 1 for the Absolute Beginner Class before enrolling in Quilting 2. The expectation is that you can cut multiple layers of fabric using a rotary cutter, follow a basic pattern and are familiar with sewing a consistent and accurate 1/4" seam prior to the class. Please speak to Carrie or Amy if you are unsure if this is the right class for you. This class will 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 using, along with some applique, and they'll all be assembled into a twin size quilt top. There will be weekly homework assigned to be completed between classes so please factor that into the time commitment for this course.

Cost: $ 190.00
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
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: $ 50.00
Are you intrigued by improvisational (improv) piecing but aren't ready to jump in with both feet? This project might be the class for you. We will work on a guided introduction to improv - as in, there's a pattern and instructions to help us. We will discuss fabric selection, embellishment and quilting in the class as we create a winter-themed 62" X 68" wall or throw quilt. Come dip your toes in the world of improv.

Cost: $ 75.00