Madeleine is our newest staff member and if you haven’t already met, drop in and say hi, she’s not only new at QC, she’s new to our province.We look forward to offering classes with Madeleine after she settles in a bit. Watch for beautiful embellishment!
Shop Hop 2013
We’re getting ready for our annual Shop Hop. I hope you’ll join us, we’ve got lots of fun things planned. Friday, June 7 and Saturday June 8 – pick up your passport at one of the 3 participating shops – A Stitch in Time in Leamington, Rose Cottage Quilt Shoppe in Amherstburg and Quilting Confections in Windsor. Get your passport stamped at all 3 shops for a chance to win our grand prize – $100. gift card and a free class from each shop. We also have a prize basket put together from each of the 3 shops for second prize(s). There will be sales and treats and of course, our goody bags, which you’ll receive at your first stop.
At QC we also have a BYOB prize – Bring your own bag! You must have your bag with you at time of purchase to be entered in this draw.
But it’s a good one, so come prepared!
We have lots of classes on offer for the weeks ahead. When it’s too hot to be outside, come inside and sew with your quilting friends.
June 1 is demo day and it’s a fun one. Remember to bring your show & tell for a chance to win a quilty prize. And if you’re doing our Stonehenge Christmas Block of the Month, we’ll do a short demo on the templates. If you’re not already registered, check it out, it’s a beauty! First block kit will be ready in June.
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16 – are you ready? Are you giving your dad a quilt? Consider putting it in a matching pillow case.. Or is your dad a quilter who would like a gift card? More men are choosing quilting as a hobby and we don’t want to overlook it! And we also don’t want to share our “stuff”, but that’s another story.
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.
Cut with templates and sewn with inset seams, this quilt is beautifully dimensional. We have kits ready to go in a variety of colours. You’ll learn how to make the blocks in the first class and put them together in the second class.
This quilt is made up of lots of fabric squares. Heather will show you how to sew them all together, then cut and re-position for an on-point quilt top. Make it scrappy or colour coordinated, make a small project or a larger quilt.
This is a fun technique and the resulting blocks are stunning! Choose a large colourful print and get ready to stack them up. You can use all the blocks in one project or make a few smaller projects.
This patriotic wall hanging finishes at 20″ x 38″ and you can finish it just in time to display for Canada Day! It uses a variety of red and white fabrics and is pieced using fusible grid and that makes it an easy project to sew. Use it as a wall hanging or piece around it to make a larger quilt. We have kits available for this project.
Have you made an article of clothing that fits you yet? The first class is dedicated to altering your pattern to fit you! Then you’ll learn pattern placement and garment construction. Fitting, sewing darts, and the dreaded buttonhole. This is a simple blouse and will be perfect made up in a beautiful cotton fabric. And you’ll also have a pattern that you can use again and again.
Learn to Quilt
In this 7 week class you’ll put together an entire quilt from start to finish. We’ll go over how to care for your tools and how to get the most accurate fabric cuts and perfect seams. You’ll piece your top, learn how to “sandwich” it with batting and backing and quilt it yourself. The final step is stitching on the binding. If you’ve wanted to learn how to make a quilt or how to improve your sewing/quilting skills, this is the class for you. We’ll help you choose your fabrics and get you started on your own work of art.
This little quilt could be a wall hanging or a table topper. It’s foundation pieced and is a good project to learn this technique. We have kits made up in several colour options. Finish this one in time for Canada Day!
This is a great beach bag, get it ready just in time for summer. It’s made with vinyl mesh and co-ordinating fabrics. We have mesh available in several colours – and everyone will want one.
Circle of Geese
This little wall hanging is foundation pieced and can be made in two different sizes – about 10.5″ or 17.5″. You can make it in two colours or a variety – consider making it in the colours of the colour wheel… Hang it on the wall or display it on a small table, either way it’s a very interesting piece.
The sailboats are foundation pieced. First class is dedicated to making the sailboats and the second class will focus on squaring up and sewing them all together with sashing.
Build on what you learned in Serger Club. Use some of the feet that came with your serger and make a pretty apron too.
Start with fabric strips and finish up with a nice cotton rug for the floor or a smaller size for the counter top. Make it round or oval and just the size and colour you want.
Autograph Block Quilt
This is one class in the Charm School Series of classes. The blocks are made with 5″ squares and you can make as many as you like – make a placemat, lap quilt or large bed quilt. Heather will show you the technique and you design the project.
We’re excited to have Michelle back teaching Artful Landscapes. You’ll want to see her samples close-up. You’ll start with your own landscape photograph and with Michelle’s guidance, create a unique piece of art, using all kinds of wonderful embellishments and techniques. A bit of free motion experience is good but not absolutely necessary for this workshop.
Applique Basics by Machine
Learn a new technique or perfect your stitch with Katrina. We have a couple spring time patterns to choose from for this class. Make a cute wall hanging or a block that you can repeat to make something bigger.
This is a pretty pillowcase and simple to make. Make one for a special person in your life, choose a fabric for a holiday or a special interest. It’s a nice thing to add to the gift of a quilt or just for yourself. You can even store the quilt in it when it’s not in use.
This is a lovely dimensional wall hanging and Heather will show you how to get just the right effect. Choose soft fabrics for a restful feel, or brights for a funky look.
Basket Weave Beauty
This is a pretty quilt made with lots of fabrics. You’ll learn how to use the smallest pieces in your basket and it looks pretty in soft colours for a baby or earthtones, and as always, mine is bright.
String piecing is such a fun way to use up all those odd bits in your scrap basket. Choose your background fabric and then some fun bits to go on top. Make the block and the quilt any size you like. We’ll be sharing our scrap basket for this class – and – if you’d like to make your blocks using selvages, we’ll be happy to share those as well!
Buggy Barn Sailboats
This is such a cute quilt! It’s made from fat quarters with a stacked technique. It’s a Buggy Barn pattern called Sail Boats – you can also make the Convoy quilt in the same class.