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.

Hand Embroidery Club

Hand Embroidery Club 1st Thursday each month, Jan 4 - Jun 7, 1:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Katrina Lagace
Fee: $60
Level: Confident Beginners are welcome

This club began in January, but there are still a couple of spots available.  Bring your own project to work on each month or start your own stitch sampler.  Katrina will also be showing a new stitch each class to add to your repertoire.  It's a relaxing afternoon and the coffee is always on!




Strings Attached Club

Strings Attached Club 4th Sunday Feb - Jun, Feb25, 12:00 - 4:00
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.





Three Colour Mystery

Three Colour Mystery Mon Feb 26, 10:00 - 4:00 or Sat Mar 10, 10:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $40
Level: Confident Beginner

Pick three contrasting fabrics and come for some fun!  In this class you will make a table topper or baby-sized quilt.  We will provide a treat to keep you going into the afternoon, but you may want to pack a lunch!




Learn to Quilt - Sue's Star

Learn to Quilt - Sue's Star Wed Feb 28 - Apr 11, 10:00 - 1:00 or Thurs Mar 1 - Apr 19, 6:00 - 9:00
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $95
Level: All are welcome

We have a new Learn to Quilt class. 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.

Toothbrush Rug

Toothbrush Rug Mon Mar 5, 1:00 - 5:00
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $35
Level: All are welcome

Learn how to make this rug and you'll want to make more. It looks braided but it's not. And it's a good take-along project.

Learn to Sew

Learn to Sew Mon, Mar 5 - Apr 9, 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.  If you've taken this class in the past, Esther will help you with your next project.

Serger Basics

Serger Basics Tues Mar 6, 10:00 - 1:00
Instructor: Donna Murawski
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner and up

This class is complimentary if you purchased your serger at QC! The class will provide an overview of your BabyLock serger including changing the needles, basic stitches and settings. This is a first step to get you feeling confident with your serger.

Embroidery Basics

Embroidery Basics Fri Mar 9, 10:00 - 12:00 and Wednesdays Mar 14 - 28, 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. 

* Please note the first class is on a Friday morning and the subsequent classes are on Wednesday afternoons.

Fractured Panel

Fractured Panel Sun Mar 11, 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 an artful wall hanging or perfect for a couch quilt.

Clean Your Machine

Clean Your Machine Sun Mar 18, 1:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Phil Aylesworth
Fee: $20 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.

One_Block_Wonder

One_Block_Wonder Tues Mar 20, 27 & Apr 10, 10:00 - 12:30 or Sat Apr 28, May 5 & 12, 1:00 - 3:30
Instructor: Yvette Sullivan
Fee: $60
Level: Confident Beginner

The technique for this quilt offers a way to use one fabric to achieve an amazing result!  Choose a background and a print with a 12- or 24-inch repeat.  To be effective, the print should be large in scale and contain three to five colours.

Embroidery Club

Embroidery Club 4th Thursday each month, Mar - Jun, 11:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Tina Phillips
Fee: $40
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.

Beg_Free_Motion

Beg_Free_Motion Sat Mar 24, Apr 7 & 14, 1:00 - 3:30
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.