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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 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 again at Camelot Golf and Country Club, April 5th-7th, 2024, for a weekend of quilty activities, delicious food, and plenty of sew-cializing! Arrive at any time after 10:00am on Friday and stay until 4:00pm on Sunday, with nightly breaks to go home and sleep in your own bed. As always, there will be lots of fun activities and prizes, including a surprise project for Friday evening; an optional, reasonably priced kitted project; and games (all while getting to meet and mingle with other quilters!). The price for the entire weekend is $570 plus HST, including meals and snacks. Wine and drinks will be available for purchase all weekend and a mini QP pop-up shop will be set-up for any notions you may have forgotten to pack. As an added bonus, you'll receive a 25% discount on all regular-priced purchases the week leading up to the retreat!* Registration deposits of $285 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 24, 2024.

Cost: $ 570.00
In a 3-session class, you will make this gorgeous quilt by combining foundation paper piecing (FPP) and traditional piecing techniques. Foundation paper piecing will be taught within the class but it is expected that participants be familiar with cutting and sewing fabric on the bias. This is a great project for using up scraps as well curated fabrics or 10" precuts (please see pattern for more specifics). To be successful in this class it is strongly suggested that the participant have taken Quilting 2. If you are not sure about your readiness for this class, please speak to Amy, Carrie or Diane before registering.

Cost: $ 125.00
Need a quick little project? 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: $ 40.00
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
You've seen them all over the internet and now is your chance to make your very own quilted moto jacket in time for Spring! As you are a seasoned quilter, we will be spending our time together focusing on the jacket construction and not the quilting/piecing design elements. This is a great way to use those big splashy prints that you've been afraid to cut up! As garment sewing size patterns differ greatly from store sizes, please arrange an appointment to meet with Carrie to be sized appropriately before hand. This is necessary to select the right pattern size. This project should come with a label: WARNING ADDICTIVE! Please note that while this class is a good garment-making entry point for quilters, but is not appropriate for a new sewist.

Cost: $ 120.00
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 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: $ 80.00
Paper piecing is a technique used to achieve unusual geometric shapes, sharp points and the sewing of tiny pieces of fabric together. You will build on what you learned in FPP1 to make four more plant blocks that you can turn into whatever project you like!

Cost: $ 90.00
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: $ 125.00
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
The Kimberly pattern from Stripology Mixology 3 uses simple construction for a fun and fast finish!. Use 10" Squares and the Stripology Squared or XL ruler.

Cost: $ 60.00
Picnic is a fat quarter friendly quilt that you can make in a variety of sizes. If you have never made blocks on-point before, this is a great introduction! Val will demonstrate the Stripology ruler to make this project even easier.

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
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 that assemble 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
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
Celebrate the season of sunshine with this cheerful sunflower quilt. You get to use up your sunniest scraps, while the Mini Quick Curve ruler makes piecing easy, accurate, and fun. The best part? No pinning required! This is a two-part class, three hours each.

Cost: $ 90.00
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: $ 30.00
This is the perfect pattern to learn to use the Wonder Curve Ruler! Diane will walk you through using the markings on the ruler and using curved piecing to make a beautiful table runner. Even better? The pattern is free with the purchase of the ruler!

Cost: $ 40.00