Newsletter (April to June)

Quilt Mania Magazine

$14.99 per issue.

Back by popular demand!

We are pleased to again carry this very popular, but hard-to-find magazine. Enjoy 6 issues per year (bi-monthly).

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Simply Modern Magazine

 $21.99 per issue.

This 128 page magazine features talented designers from around the world, celebrating the newest developments in quilt making. Enjoy a variety of colorful projects to make! A tidal wave of energy and modernity! Four  issues per year.

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New Programs

Block of the Month-Delilah

By Jen Kingwell
Commencing March 2017

This is the new and exclusive template-and-pattern Block of the Month program by our favourite designer, Jen Kingwell. The program will run for 12 months commencing March 2017. Sign up for the whole series and pick up your templates and pattern and/or fabric kit each month.  Makes a great stash buster project!

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Slow Stitch Monday

Mondays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
All Skill Levels Welcome
$5
Patti and Debbi

Need to slow down after a busy weekend? Do you have some hand work projects on the go? Join Patti and other like-minded friends on Mondays for a cuppa tea or coffee while we stitch the day away. This day has one very strict rule: NO SEWING MACHINES ALLOWED! Bring anything that can be worked on with your hands, eg. binding, hand applique, English paper piecing, knitting/crocheting, etc.

Not Available: April 17, May 1, 8,22, June 5 & 12, 2017

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New Classes

Hand Piecing

Saturday, May 20, 9-4pm
Beginner
$49 includes handout
Britta

Britta is bringing back this very traditional technique, dating back 150 years! Enjoy a
relaxing class day, learning to use and make your own templates, mark and pin your fabric
pieces, all before creating a perfect block without using your sewing machine.

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Sashiko

Saturday, April 29, 9-4pm
Beginner
$49 + book + kit
Britta

Learn the basics of this traditional Japanese technique, a hand-done, embroidery-style
stitch. You will work on a pre-printed fabric panel while you become familiar with the
stitch. Britta will then show you different ways of transferring a pattern on to your own
fabric piece, as well as how to stitch from the back of your work.

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Fabric Pottery

Wednesdays, 6-9pm; March  1 & 22
Intermediate
Advanced Beginner
$49 + book
Karen

Shaped like pottery but supple like fabric, each project is a visual and tactile treat! Using the simple technique of wrapping fabric strips around cording, make coiled pots and then take your skills to the next level and make traditional pottery shapes: vases, urns, jugs, and more.

Pre-requisite: It’s A Wrap class.

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Back By Popular Demand

The Gypsy Wife Quilt

Part 2: Friday, May 26 9-4pm
Intermediate level
$65 includes handouts
Debbie

This is the second of three classes, where we unravel the mystery of all those vertical
strips in Jen Kingwell’s Gypsy Wife Quilt. Bring your completed blocks to class—don’t
worry if you haven’t completed them all—you can work on them in class.

Pre-requisite: Classes 1

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The Gypsy Wife Quilt

Part 3: Friday, June 2 9-4pm
Intermediate level
$49 + pattern
Debbie

In this third and final class, you will join your sections together, the ones that I know you have

worked so hard to complete. If by chance, life got in the way and you haven’t quite completed your sections, don’t worry—bring what you have and continue to work on them during class. We will also discuss various quilting options.

Pre-requisite: Classes 1 and 2

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Patchwork Retreat Bag

Saturday, February 25, 9-4pm
Confident beginner
$49 + hardware kit
Debbie

This versatile bag with its wide base, wide structured zippered opening and inside pockets, make it suitable for a multitude of uses, such as a pretty bag for your on the go projects, a cosmetic bag, a cool container for a child’s small toys, or even a shaving kit. Choose from two sizes (regular and large), and learn to make your own patchwork fabric for the exterior using gridded fusible interfacing.

Pre-class preparation required.

Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & basic sewing skills.

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Easy as ABC – Hole in the Wall

Thursdays; 6-9pm; February 9, 23, March 2 & 9
Absolute beginner level
$98, +  pattern, kit optional
Patti

Start your quilting journey with this class which has been designed especially for the beginner student who wants to give quilting a try. Patti will take you through the process from rotary cutting, machine piecing, quilt construction, simple quilting and binding. Homework required.

Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics + More (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED).

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Sew Together Bag

Wednesdays 6-9pm; February 15 & 22
Confident Beginner
$49 + pattern
Debbie

The Sew Together Bag is a nifty little bag with three zippered pockets, four open pockets, and an option to build in a pincushion and a great little needle landing.  All of this is held together by a zipper that forms two handles. This bag will easily hold your 8″ scissors, rotary cutter, marking pencils, seam ripper, extra needles, thread, snippers and much more. It will amaze you how much you can hold in this fun and compact bag.  Finished bag measures 10” x 5” x 5”.

Prerequisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & basic sewing skills.

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Pam Holland’s Amazing Alphabet

Saturday, March 4, 9-4pm
Beginner level
$49 + book
Instructor: Kim

This whimsical figure is 1 of 26 fabulous characters created by Pam Holland. Use tracing and colouring skills to create the figure on fabric, then free-motion quilt with black thread to emphasize the lines. You will work on one letter/figure in class.

Prerequisite: Free-motion quilting (MUST).

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Quilting By Degree Classes

Primarily Patchwork Quilt Construction

Fridays; 9-4pm; March 24 & April 7
Confident Beginner
$98
Patti

Learn to accurately square up your quilt blocks and to add sashing and borders without puckers. Choose from a straight set or diagonal set and take on the added challenge of mitered corners! Batting types for your particular project will be discussed. You will complete the course with your quilt layered, basted and ready for quilting. Applies to six block quilts only. Some homework will be required.

Prerequisite: Primarily Patchwork Block Construction.

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Appliqué Basics

6-9pm; Thursdays, March 16 & 23
Confident Beginner
$55, includes handouts, kit optional
Karen

Open the door to graceful floral or pictorial designs for quilts or garments. Explore several hand and machine appliqué methods using a heart shape on a six-inch block.

Prerequisite: Rotary Cutting Basics.

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Machine Quilting

Friday, February 24, 9-4pm
Beginner
$75, includes kit
Kim

Use your sewing machine with special attachments to create quilting designs on samples. Discover techniques that make using your walking and free motion feet easy and fun!

Prerequisite: Free-motion and walking feet required.

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Hand Quilting

Friday, February 17, 9-4pm OR Saturday, February 18, 9-4pm
Confident Beginner
$64, includes kit
Robyn

Discover the secret of this timeless craft. Properly prepare your cushion cover project by marking and basting, then use special tools and the rocking  stitch to form graceful lines of running stitches to create an elegant white work design.

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Foundation Paper Piecing

Saturday, March 25, 9-4pm
Confident Beginner
$55, includes pattern
Patti

Sometimes called “foundation piecing” or “paper piecing”, this technique consists of sewing pieces of fabric on to a paper foundation, thereby allowing the quilter to construct complicated patterns easily and accurately. If you love long, slender, pointy spikes with precise piecing, you will discover how quickly you will be able to create magic with this technique.

Prerequisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & More.

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Quilt Binding

Friday, March 17, 9-4pm
Beginner
$64, includes kit
Patti

Well finished edges give a polished look to quilts and hangings. Learn a number of finishing techniques including how to measure your project, calculate binding yardage and apply binding strips with mitered corners and a clean joint finish.

Prerequisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & More.

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Quilt Labels, Etc.

Friday, March 3, 9-4pm
Beginner
$49, kit optional
Kim

Documentation of your quilt is so important for future generations and may increase the value of your work! Learn to make easy and necessary labels for your quilts. Pigma pen, photo transfer and computer printed techniques will be covered. Finish your quilt properly with a hanging sleeve and learn about the care and storage of your finished quilt.

Prerequisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & More.

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Colour Wheel Basics II  –  Revised!

Friday, March 31, 9-4pm OR
Saturday, April 1, 9-4pm
Beginner
$64 (includes kit)
Wanda

Continuing on from Colour Wheel I, explore additional topics of temperature, relativity, colour proportion, achromats and quilters neutrals, vocabulary of prints and the effective use of illusion.

Prerequisite: Colour Wheel Basics – Revised.

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Other Information

U.F.O. Days

Tuesdays, 9-4pm
February 7, 14, 21 & 28
March 7, 14, 21 & 28
$5.00

Need motivation to complete those UFOs? Are Un-Finished Objects/Projects slowing you down? Come and enjoy our well lit, fully equipped classroom to work on whatever project you would like to finish. Bring your own sewing machine and a project or two to work on. The store team will be available to help should you require a bit of assistance.

Registration Required.

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Class Registration Procedures

  • Please read carefully before registering for class! Register in person, at the store or by phone 780-433-7179
  • Class fees are required at time of registration; classes are filled on a first-come basis with full payment
  • Classes will be cancelled and a full refund issued if insufficient registration
    No refunds, credits or class transfers ó if you are unable to attend you may send someone in your place
  • Material/preparation sheets are to be picked up prior to class date; we would be happy to email your supply list upon registration
  • Materials must be purchased before class; Earthly Goods quality fabrics and notions are preferred
    Classes begin on time, please come prepared
  • Our location is wheelchair accessible with no stairs
  • Due to allergies, please refrain from wearing perfume or scented products in class