Quilting Confections Classes for April 2011

What’s New?

If you didn’t get a chance to see Susan Purney Mark’s trunk show, you really missed out. I was very lucky to be able to attend her workshop the following day and really enjoyed learning her Give and Take Applique technique. She has very generously loaned us a few of her quilts to display and we now have the patterns too. Come in and check it out. We’re offering a workshop taught by Yvette Sullivan on June 14. If you’d like to learn the technique but can’t make it on a weekday - let us know and we’ll work on a weekend class for later in the summer.

And, Dianne Bergmann is coming back to do one of her Artful Landscape classes on Saturday, May 14 - all day. She uses lots of fun embellishments including threads, organza, crystals - well, you get the picture. It’s a fun and creative class. We’re offering classes on a good variety of techniques. I hope you’ll find something that pleases you!

New Arrivals

We always have new arrivals - we just opened a box of beautiful white on white dots - if you need an elegant background in white or cream, I think we can provide. And, Cute as a Bug. We have free project sheets on hand.

Demo Day

Don’t forget our Demo Day - first Saturday of each month - (April 2) at 10:30. and Sit & Sew Friday’s - every Friday from 12:00 - 6:00.

And now for something completely different!

Friday, April 1 - for this day only, we’ll accept your Canadian Tire dollars at par for up to 25% of your purchase. So, gather it up and bring it in.

Easter Hours

We will be closed on Good Friday, April 22 and Easter, Sunday April 24.


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.

Double Wedding Ring

Double Wedding Ring Wednesday, April 6, 20 and May 4, 10:00 - 1:00
Instructor: Yvette Sullivan
Fee: $60
Level: intermediate/advanced

Working with Marti Michell templates to make the Double Wedding Ring. Yvette will walk you through cutting and placement of the pieces and perfecting your curved piecing.

Cat in the Hat

Cat in the Hat Tuesdays April 12 & 26, 6:00 - 8:00
Instructor: Marlene O'Neil
Fee: $35 plus supplies
Level: Confident Beginner and up

We call it Cat in the Hat but you can use any theme fabric you like. This quilt is constructed using Fuse-a-grid. Marlene will show you how to get just the right fussy cuts and lay them out in order before doing any sewing. You'll love the accuracy it provides. Kits are available.

Crazy Patch Quilt as You Go

Crazy Patch Quilt as You Go Thursdays, April 14 & 28, 1:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Jeannie Hopkins
Fee: $35 plus supplies
Level: Confident Beginner and up

Learn how to make a crazy quilt by machine. You'll also learn the quilt-as-you-go technique for finishing your quilt. Make a few blocks or a large quilt and embellish as you like it.

Hand Applique Tote

Hand Applique Tote Saturday, April 16, 10:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Linda Sinasac
Fee: $40 plus supplies
Level: Confident Beginner & up

There are many ways to do hand applique. Linda will show you her techniques on how to prepare your fabrics and the finer points on stitching, threads, clipping seams and lots of other things you can do to get started and/or improve your applique.

Winding Ways

Winding Ways Tuesday, April 19 & 26, 12:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Jeannie Hopkins
Fee: $40 plus supplies
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Using Marti Michell templates, Jeannie will show you how to cut and sew with curved seams. The finished look is fantastic! This could be a lap quilt or a wallhanging. Or make more blocks for a larger quilt.


Windfall Wednesdays April 19 & 26, 12:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Heather Northrup
Fee: $40 plus supplies
Level: Confident Beginner and up

Windfall is a stack-the-deck kind of quilt. It involves cutting curves through six layers of fabric and shuffling every other colour and machine-piecing the curves. You can make it colourful or use a more muted colour palette.

Making the Most of My Scrap Basket

Making the Most of My Scrap Basket Thursday, April 21, 6:00 - 9:00
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner and up

Learn a speed piecing method for making these scrappy blocks. Dig into my scrap basket and yours too for the perfect colour combinations. Make a few blocks for a table topper or lap quilt or make a lot of blocks for a larger quilt.

Log Cabin Loco

Log Cabin Loco Thursday, May 5 & 12, 1:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Jeannie Hopkins
Fee: $40 plus supplies
Level: Confident Beginner and up

Check out Jeannie's quilt - it's contemporary and eye-catching. Choose colours you love, and you can't go wrong. Make a bed quilt or an awesome wall hanging. This quilt is made from fat quarters. The class is divided into two days to allow for piecing time in between. Alternatively, you could make <a href="http://quiltingconfections.com/node/554">Fat Quarter Swap</a>.

New York Beauty

New York Beauty Mondays, May 9 & 30, 6:00 - 9:00
Instructor: Olga Malott
Fee: $40 plus supplies
Level: Intermediate

Paper Piece a New York Beauty. Make this lovely wall hanging using batik fabrics in colours of your choice. If you have never foundation pieced blocks before here is your opportunity to learn how this technique creates perfect points. In addition learn how easy it is to piece curves smoothly. A pattern packet will be included as part of the class fee. The class requires two sessions with the first dedicated to creating the blocks and border. During the second session you will assemble the wall hanging and learn a free form quilting technique. Come see the sample in the store.

Artful Landscapes with Dianne Bergmann

Artful Landscapes with Dianne Bergmann Saturday, May 14, 9:30 - 4:30
Instructor: Dianne Bergmann
Fee: $75 plus kit
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Start with one of Dianne's patterns and Diane will show you how to add details with threads and other embellishments such as organza, beads and gems.. The sky's the limit.

Simon's Landing

Simon's Landing Sundays May 29, 12:00 - 4:00 and June 5, 12:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Jeannie Hopkins
Level: Confident Beginner and up

This is a kit quilt and Jeannie will show you how to get the best cuts and how to put it together in the diagonal setting.

Learn to Quilt

Learn to Quilt Thursdays starting May 26 - July 7, 10:00 - 1:00
Instructor: Heather Northrup
Fee: $85 plus supplies
Level: Beginners welcome

A new pattern for our beginners - This quilt finishes up about 58 x 79 inches - a good size for a couch quilt, a single bed or a wall hanging. Learn good cutting habits, perfect your piecing and learn how to sandwich and quilt your masterpiece. Finish off with a beautiful mitered binding. This class allows lots of time to finish your project.