Quilting Confections

Classes

Enjoy classes in our spacious classroom with lots of table space, two oversize ironing boards, design wall, great teachers, and good company. Whether you come with someone you know or venture in on your own, you are sure to make new friends, learn new skills and have a great time! By the way, if you need to cancel a class after registering, you can get a full refund up until one week before the first class.

Free Class for sewing machine customers!Look for the sewing machine icon in our class list. Anyone can take these classes but these specially marked classes are free for our sewing machine customers. Just one more thing we do to make buying a machine from Quilting Confections special!

Thank you for purchasing your supplies at QC for these classes, we appreciate your support.

Hooterville

Hooterville Fri Sep 7 & 14, 6:00 - 9:00
Instructor: Katrina Lagace
Fee: $40
Level: Confident Beginner

A bit of piecing and some beautiful machine applique.  Katrina will show you how to get started and how she finished this little quilt.





Lepidoptera

Lepidoptera 1st Saturday each month, Sep - Jan 2019, 1:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Carrie Pilon
Fee: $90
Level: Confident Beginner

Another pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  Carrie will guide you in cutting, organizing your pieces and sewing together this lovely butterfly quilt.  The class will run on the first Saturday each month from September to January 2019.  We have a suggested colour palette available for you to consider.



Happy Jack

Happy Jack Tuesday, Sep 4, 10:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Heather
Fee: $40 or free with purchase of kit
Level: Confident Beginner

Get ready for Halloween decorating with this cute wall-hanging.  Grab a kit and you're all set for class.  This project is pieced using fusible grid.

Machine Embroidery Basics

Machine Embroidery Basics Wed, Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:00 - 1:00
Instructor: Tina Phillips
Fee: $60 OR FREE for our Baby Lock machine customers
Level: Confident beginners and embroidery newbies are welcome

Learn what you need to know about threads, stabilizers and embroidery in general. This is a good place to start if you have a new embroidery machine or if you have a machine still in the box.... pull it out and c'mon in for some fun learning. You'll learn how to stitch designs from your machine as well as imported designs, how to stabilize and how to finish nicely.  

Fantastic Finishes

Fantastic Finishes Sundays, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9, 12:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $75
Level: Confident Beginner

Finish that quilt!  Each month we'll demonstrate a finishing technique - sandwiching your quilt, marking it for quilting, straight line quilting with pizzazz, and some binding options.  If you have a few projects to finish, let's get started!

Tool Tote

Tool Tote Sat, Sep 15, 10:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Jeannie Hopkins
Fee: $60
Level: Confident Beginner

Great bag to store and carry all of your quilting supplies.  There are many pockets, inside and out; and a sturdy frame to keep the bag open while in use.  Cut all your pieces ahead of time and come to class ready to sew.  *This class is full.  Ask to be put on our list for the January class.*




Fractured Panel

Fractured Panel Sun Sep 16, 12:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Heather Northrup
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner and up

This is just one way to use a panel. You'll plan it out, cut into strips and reassemble in an artful way. Make it a wall hanging or perfect for a couch quilt.



  

BQ3

BQ3 Tues, Sep 18 & 25, 10:00 - 1:00
Instructor: Jeannie Hopkins
Fee: $45
Level: Confident Beginner

A large print is the focus of this beautiful quilt.  Jeannie's sample is the 20 block version of the pattern.





Playing With Colour

Playing With Colour Tue Sep 18, 1:00 - 5:00
Instructor: Katrina Lagace
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

Learn applique techniques from Katrina, while making this cute 18" square from the Row-by-Row Experience.  Add it to your Row-by-Row quilt, make a wall-hanging, or turn it into a pillow for your favourite music lover.  We have ready-made kits to get you started.




Selvage or Strip Tote

Selvage or Strip Tote Tues, Sep 22 & 29, 10:00 - 12:30
Instructor: Yvette Sullivan
Fee: $40
Level: Confident Beginner

Yvette will show you how to make this tote from your fabric selvages or from your fabric strip cutoffs.  It measures approximately 16" x 16".

  

Intrigue Sew Day

Intrigue Sew Day Thurs, Sep 27, 10:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Heather Northrup
Fee: $35 OR FREE with fabric purchase
Level: Confident Beginner

Spend the day with Heather putting together this quilt top from the Rose Card series of patterns.  All it takes is 12 fat quarters and one metre of your favourite print.  This is a free class when you purchase your fabric at QC!




Learn to Quilt - Sue's Star

Learn to Quilt - Sue's Star Thurs, Sep 6 - Oct 18, 6:00 - 9:00
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $95
Level: All are welcome

In seven weeks, you will make a quilt top, sandwich it, quilt it and finish off with a beautiful binding. The class covers accurate cutting, perfect piecing and squaring up, machine quilting and binding.  After you take this class, you can proceed to our other "Confident Beginner" classes.  This class fills quickly, so ask about other upcoming dates and times.




Free Motion - The Next Level

Free Motion - The Next Level Tue Oct 2, 16, 30, 10:00 - 12:30
Instructor: Yvette Sullivan
Fee: $65
Level: Intermediate Stitching

If you have some experience with basic free motion quilting and are ready to move on to the next level, this class is for you. These techniques can be used for domestic and long arm machines. Choose your flower panel and threads and Yvette will show you how to make it wonderful.

Affairs of the Heart

Affairs of the Heart Tue Oct 16, 2:00 - 5:00
Instructor: Tina Phillips
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

Begin your Affairs of the Heart with Tina.  She has many embroidery tips and tricks, as well as organizational ideas to help you get started.  Then consider continuing on with this project in one of two Machine Embroidery Clubs she leads each month. 





Beginner Free Motion

Beginner Free Motion Sat Oct 20, 27 & Nov 10, 10:00 - 12:30
Instructor: Yvette Sullivan
Fee: $65
Level: Confident Beginner

If you're ready to begin or improve your machine quilting skills, this class is for you.  This is a "hands on" approach to teaching machine quilting with lots of opportunities to both watch the stitches flow and try your hand at it too.  We'll practise on quilt sandwiches.  You'll learn how to add a motif such as a leaf or flower, basic stippling, straight lines and quilt stencil work.  Pick up one of our kits or a panel to show off your newly learned stitches.

                       

Jelly Roll Rug

Jelly Roll Rug Sat Oct 20 & Nov 10, 1:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Jeannie Hopkins
Fee: $45
Level: Confident Beginner

Take one strip set, some batting scraps and turn them into this lovely rug!  You'll want one for every room in your house!


                     




Sewing Workshop

Sewing Workshop Sun Oct 21, 12:30 - 3:30 & Mon Oct 22, 10:00 - 6:00
Instructor: Janet Dapson
Fee: $200
Level: Confident Beginner

Janet Dapson, a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor will provide a day-and-a-half workshop to teach the Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting method for a simple blouse pattern.  You will determine your true pattern size, prepare a tissue fitting shell, and begin to put it together with fabric.  The class size is limited to five students, so you will receive individualized attention.