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.

Clean Your Machine

Clean Your Machine Sat, Sept. 30, 10:00 - 12:00
Instructor: Phil Aylesworth
Fee: $15 OR FREE for our Baby Lock machine customers
Level: All are welcome

Do you know how to take care of your sewing machine between scheduled maintenance? You'll learn how to clean your machine and whether or not you should oil, and where. It's a short class with a lot of valuable information to help you keep your machine running smoothly. **This is a free class for our BabyLock machine customers.

Learn to Sew

Learn to Sew Mon, Oct 2 - Nov 13, 6:30 - 8:30
Instructor: Esther Campbell
Fee: $135
Level: All are welcome (14 & up)

Limited registration, so don't delay.  Start out with a simple project and move on to something more complex.  Esther will show you how to get a beautiful finish.

Desert SKy

Desert SKy Fri., Oct. 6, 20 & Nov. 3, 9:30 - 12:00
Instructor: Yvette Sullivan
Fee: $45
Level: Confident Beginner and up

Try your hand at paper piecing!  Yvette will get you started with this beautiful wall-hanging.  Its easier than it looks!  Choose colours to match your décor.

Embroidery Basics

Embroidery Basics Tuesdays, October 10, 17, 24 & 31, 1:00 - 4:00
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.

Beg_Free_Motion

Beg_Free_Motion Oct. 11, 18, 25, 1:00 - 4:00
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, then move on to your prepared quilt top from the kit.  You'll learn how to add a motif such as a leaf or flower, basic stippling, straight lines and quilt stencil work.

Voyageur

Voyageur Friday, October 13 & 27, 10:00 - 12:00
Instructor: Heather Northrup
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

Learn how to make the blocks in this quilt, using partial seam construction techniques.  Heather's quilt finishes to 54" x 68", but you can make yours bigger by adding a border.

On Point with Peggy

On Point with Peggy Tuesday, October 17 & 24, 9:30 - 12:30
Instructor: Peggy Little
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

An easy pattern by Cozy Quilt Designs.  Peggy made a lovely modern version using one of our Garden Delights strip sets and a white background fabric. 

Spin Wheels

Spin Wheels Saturday, October 21, 10:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Heather Northrup
Fee: $40
Level: Confident Beginner

If you've taken a learn to quilt class and you're looking for another project, this is a great choice!  Practice those half-square triangles that you find in many block of the month projects and other quilt designs.

Redwork Basics

Redwork Basics Thursday, October 26, 2:00 - 6:00
Instructor: Katrina Lagace
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

Come spend the afternoon with Katrina to learn the basics of Redwork.  You have your choice of a simple bird pattern or a purchased Halloween pattern.

Geometric_Forest

Geometric_Forest Monday, November 6, 10:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

A pattern by local designer, Jennifer Houlden.  This table runner or wall hanging finishes to 25" x 50".  Have a fun sew day with Sue!

Free Motion - The Next Level

Free Motion - The Next Level Wednesdays, Nov 8, 15 & 22, 1:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Yvette Sullivan
Fee: $40
Level: Intermediate Stitching

If you have some experience with basic free motion quilting and are ready and eager 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 your threads and Yvette will show you how to make it wonderful.

MerrilyWinterAnimals

MerrilyWinterAnimals Thursday, November 16, 10:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Heather Northrup
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

Heather will show you how to use a block panel to turn it into a cozy lap-sized quilt.  Come and sew for the day!

Applique Cardinal

Applique Cardinal Saturday, November 18, 10:00 - 2:00
Instructor: Katrina Lagace
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

Get ready for winter and make this cardinal wall-hanging with Katrina.  Learn the basics of machine applique, using the blanket stitch.

Strings Attached Club

Strings Attached Club 1st Sunday or 2nd Monday each month
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $60
Level: All are welcome

This is a monthly club. Learn about lots of different ways to use your string blocks.  Bring your scrap basket and dip into Sue's scrap basket as well. Spread out and enjoy sewing fun things with like-minded sewists.

Embroidery Club

Embroidery Club 3rd Thursday each month, January - June, 11:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Tina Phillips
Fee: $60
Level: All levels are welcome.

Come join in some fun each month with fellow embroidery enthusiasts!  We will work on individual projects, socialize and pick up some tips and help along the way.