Newsletter: July to September 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2016 RSC Quilt-A-Long. We thoroughly enjoyed our “big reveal” party, held April 21. We had a beautiful display of 16 quilts, each one unique and full of colour! We served refreshments and homemade chocolate chip and ginger cookies, while welcoming our RSC participants and special guests from the Days For Girls organization.

The $5.00 penalty collected throughout the year amounted to a total of $625, which was donated to Days for Girls. To learn more about this organization, please visit www.info@daysforgirls.org.

Our door prize winners were Karen Osatchuk for the completed quilt top (flimsy) and Del Caskey for the completed quilt.

Congratulations to all our participants! Thank you for taking part in this Rainbow Scrap Challenge Quilt-A-Long! Plans are underway for our next Quilt-A-Long.

Days for Girls Information Evenings

Wednesday, July 26 7:00pm OR

Thursday, August 24 7:00pm

 

Please join us for an informal information session led by Freda, a member of the Leduc, Alberta Team of Days for Girls. This worthy organization provides necessary feminine hygiene supplies for girls in under developed countries who must otherwise stay at home and miss school during their regular monthly cycle.

There are more than 70 teams across Canada and 800 teams worldwide who provide access to quality, sustainable feminine hygiene kits, vital health knowledge and income generation opportunities where possible.  If you would like more information about this organization, or to become a local team member, please join us!

Pre-Inventory Sale

Thursday, June 8—Saturday, June 10, 2017

We don’t want to count it!
Receive 30% off all regular priced in stock fabric.
All previously reduced inventory now 50% off!
Minimum .5m cut on all fabric.

Northcott Block Party

Northcott’s Trans-Canada Block Party is a national Shop-Hop event celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday!
No Postcards, No Fees!

Travel around the country and visit participating stores to collect 6″ – 18″
blocks created by shops.
What are the Rules?
Collect Blocks from February 1 to September 1, 2017.
Each store must provide either a Free Pattern (one per customer), or the customer may purchase a Kit
which will include the free pattern.
All block patterns and kits must be picked up in person, they cannot be distributed via email, online
sales or at events outside of the brick and mortar store. After September 1, 2017 stores may sell the
product and distribute as they see fit.
Quilts entered must have a minimum of six (6) blocks using Northcott’s Canadian Sesquicentennial
collection from six (6) different participating shops (blocks can be acquired from participating shops
within the same province/territory). Additional blocks may be included in your quilt, but must be
created using Northcott fabric.
Photo submissions must be entered to: submissions@northcott.net. Contestants are required to include
their name, address, phone number and the name of the shops whose blocks are included in the quilt
submission.
Deadline to submit a photo of a finished quilt is September 1, 2017.
Visit www.northcott.com for further information and the complete prize list, including a $500 cash prize
and a BERNINA 570 Quilters Edition sewing machine ($4,799 value)!

Canada’s Big Quilt Bee

Canada’s Big Quilt Bee
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday we want you to be part of Canada’s biggest Quilt Bee!
The Big Quilt Bee will be held June 14-17, 2017 at Quilt Canada 2017 in Toronto, ON. They will have
sewing machines, long arms, mid arms and an army of volunteers ready to work on quilt tops and stacks of
slabs made by hundreds of Canadian quilters.  But your help is needed!
The goal is to make and donate 1,000 quilts for kids at Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada!
Here’s where your help is needed.  We need lots of quilt tops and 12 ½” slab blocks incorporating at
least one piece of special Canada fabric (Northcott).
Bring your finished quilts, quilt tops (flimsies) and/or slab blocks to Earthly Goods. We’ll ship them
to Quilt Canada for inclusion in the Big Quilt Bee!
For more information please Visit Here

Row by Row Experience

June 21—September 5, 2017

On the Go!
It’s like a shop hop, but it’s not… no fees, no cards to stamp and all summer to play! Simply visit
any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any
way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel
with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!
Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2017 rows from 8 different 2017 participating RxR shops and be
the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of
fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize!

Garage Sale!!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
July 21—23, 2017

9:00-5:00pm

in support of Edmonton & District Quilters Guild Annual Endowment Scholarship

EDQG Garage Sale, aka. Quilter’s Studio Exchange Sale! Items including fabric, notions, books, magazines, etc. will be available for purchase. CASH ONLY.

Donations (pre-priced please) will be accepted on Wednesday, July 19 5:00-8:00pm and Thursday, July 20, 9am-8pm. Please use the back alley entrance, through the back door of the store classroom. Kim will be available to greet you and help you unload your vehicle.

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 Classes and Programs

Design Your Own Thicket Quilt

Friday, September 15, 9-4pm
Confident Beginner
$59 includes kit
Debbie

Join Debbie as she walks you through the steps required to create your own unique quilt using panels from the Thicket Critter collection. Learn to draft your own layout, discuss techniques required to complete the various sized blocks, including “slab blocks” and easy foundation paper piecing (FPP). Several FPP patterns will be provided for your personal use. Finished size of your quilt is up to you (display quilt measures 40” x 52”).

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Ponderosa Pinecone Pin Cushion

Saturday, September 9, 9-4pm
Beginner
$49 (includes pinecone and template)
Karen

Yes! There really is a pine cone inside this beautiful pin cushion! This hand stitched pin cushion uses a variety of textured fabrics, stuffed with fiberfill. Karen will walk you through each step of the process so you will have your own unique Ponderosa Pinecone Pin Cushion! Pre-requisite: None

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Chirp Chirp

Friday, September 29, 9-4pm
Beginner
$49 + pattern
Kim

Inspired by the newest Laura Heine pattern, this lovely wall hanging is made using simple piecing, fusible applique and machine embroidery (free-motion stitching). Enjoy a day of play as Kim guides you through each step of the process. Choose your own fabrics or purchase a prepared kit. Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting, basic piecing, free-motion stitching

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Say Yes To The Dress! WORKSHOP

Thursday –Saturday, August 31 6-9pm, September 1 & 2, 9-4pm
Intermediate
$122.50 + pattern
Kim

Say YES to creating your own, unique The Dress collage-style wall quilt. In this weekend workshop, Kim will guide you through the process of Laura Heine’s technique of fusible collage and raw-edge applique. You will have plenty of time to work on your piece without having to pack up at the end of the day. Finish your piece with unique embellishments to make your own one-of-a-kind piece. Pre-requisite: raw-edge applique, free-motion stitching

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Back by Popular Demand

Metro Hoops/Metro Rings

Saturday, August 12, 9-4pm
Intermediate level
$49 + pattern + QCR ruler
Kim

Choose a pattern (Metro Hoops or Metro Rings) and work on blocks using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful. Kim will guide you through the easy and effective construction method and by the end of this fun and productive day, you will be well on your way to a completed quilt top. Jelly Roll compatible. Pre-requisite: rotary cutting & basic sewing skills

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Beading Basics

Friday, August 25, 9-4pm
Beginner
$49 + book
Karen

Learn the fundamental stitches to attach beaded embellishments to fabric surfaces. Say goodbye to
sagging beads and untidy threads! Beading offers a wonderful opportunity to add “artistic impression” to
your quilts, wall hanging and garments.

Pre-requisite: None!

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Sashiko

Saturday, July 8, 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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Barnyard Queen

Friday June 2, 6-9pm and Saturday, June 3, 9-4pm OR Friday September 29, 6-9pm AND Saturday, September 30, 9-4pm
Intermediate
$73.50 + pattern
Patti

 

Ann Shaw has been trained by Ruth McDowell, the now-retired master of this freezer paper piecing
technique. Ann’s patterns are bold and unique, abstract pictorial designs. Using a freezer-paper method
and straight-line pattern, learn the precise application. Combine bold prints and interesting
backgrounds to create your own unique Barnyard Queen.

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Crocheted Baby Dress

Saturday, June 10, 9-4pm
Crochet knowledge required
$49, includes pattern
Britta

This cute little dress is a combination of a crocheted top and a fabric skirt. It will fit a newborn up
to 6 months. Britta will guide you through the pattern and share valuable tips and tricks. A fast
crocheter will be able to finish the top during class time, so bring your sewing machine. Excellent
crochet skills are an asset.

Pre-requisite: Beginner crochet or confident crochet knowledge

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Hollow Cubes

Friday, June 9, 9-4pm
Confident beginner
$49, includes instruction handout
Patti

Uncover the mystery of the Hollow Cube. Learn simple techniques to make this complex box fun and easy.
Apply light, medium and dark value techniques to your fabric to give each cube dimension.

Pre-requisite: Primarily Patchwork or equivalent

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Be Square

Wednesday, June 14, 9-4pm
Beginner
$49 + pattern
Patti

This fun quilt to make would be classified as a “fun—improvisational” technique! The unusual way the
squares are cut creates a unique design for each set of blocks. A favourite colour selection as well as
a sharp rotary cutter, ruler and an adventurous attitude is all that is needed to conquer this pattern!

Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & More or equivalent

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It’s A Wrap

Wednesdays, May 31 & June 7, 6-9pm
Confident beginner
$49 + book
Karen

Design fantastic containers—bowls, baskets and handbags or make chair pads, trivets or placemats. Fabric
strips are wrapped around cotton clothesline, coiled into the desired shape and secured with machine
stitching. Your machine must have straight and zig-zag capabilities. Come join the fun!

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

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Fabric Pottery

Wednesdays, 6-9pm; August 30 & September 6
Intermediate
$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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Emerson or Purrfect (Laura Heine Collage)

Thursdays, July 6 & 27, 6-9pm
Beginner
Kim $49 + pattern

Laura’s collage quilts have received world-wide attention! These fun and floral quilts are easy to
create once you learn Laura’s perfected techniques. Choose your project—Emerson (dog) or Purrfect (cat)
and learn to create your own beautiful collage quilt. Fusible applique technique, free-motion stitching
required to finish.

Pre-requisite: Raw-edge applique, free-motion stitching

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Easy As ABC

Thursdays, June 1, 15, 22 & 29, 6-9pm OR
Thursdays, July 13, August 3, 10 & 17, 6-9pm OR
Fridays, July 14, August 4, 11 & 18, 1-4pm
Beginner level
$98 + pattern
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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Floral Needle Felting with Embellishments

Monday, September 11, 9-4pm
Beginner
$74, includes kit
Karen

 

 

Needle felting is a technique of interlocking wool roving or yarns to wool fabric using special felting needles. Each student will “paint” a one-of-a-kind floral garden scene then enhance their garden with embroidery stitches using various threads. The final touch to your masterpiece – beads. Pre-requisite: None

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The Gypsy Wife Quilt

Part 1: Saturday, September 23, 9-4pm
Intermediate level
$85, includes handouts
Debbie

One of our favourite designers is Australia’s Jen Kingwell. Her Gypsy Wife Quilt is absolutely amazing! This introductory class will provide you with necessary information and details to get started on your own Gypsy Wife quilt. Learning materials provided in this first class will include foundation paper piecing patterns and a stylized binder to house all your notes to keep you organized. Join Debbie for this getting started session and begin your own Gypsy Wife quilt journey. Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & basic piecing skills

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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: class 1

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English Paper Piecing

Saturday, May 27, 9-4pm
Confident beginner
$65 (includes templates)
Patti

Want a portable project for the car or plane? Patti will show you how to use precision cut, paper shapes
to hand baste your fabric around in preparation for the easy English Paper Piecing hand-stitching method
used to sew the shapes together. Have you heard of The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along? Be prepared
to get hooked!

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

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Pyjama Party!

Friday, September 22, 9:00am—Midnight
$5.00! Limited to 8 people only! Earn Double Points on all purchases!

Join us for our second late night PJ party! If you have the energy (and enough projects—who doesn’t?), plan to come all day and stay all evening. Enjoy light snacks, coffee, tea, pop and access to all the tools in our classroom. Wear your comfy pjs and fluffy slippers and quilt till you wilt! Have fun with our Quilter’s Poker games—to participate you need to bring:
Game #1: 3, 2 1/2” strips of fabric, Game #2: 3 sandwich sized baggies full of scraps.

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Slow Stitch Monday

Slow Stitch Mondays
Mondays, July 3, 10 & 31, August 28, September 18 & 25, 9-4pm
All Skill Levels Welcome
$5 will hold your spot! Registration required
Patti/Debbie

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.

 

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U.F.O. Days

U.F.O. Days
Tuesdays, May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, July 4, 11, 18 & 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, September 5, 12, 19 & 26, 9-4pm
All Skill Levels Welcome
$5.00 & registration required
No formal instructor, but we’re here to help!

No formal instructor, but we’re here to help!
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.

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Quilting By Degree Classes

Rotary Cutting Basics + More

Friday, July 7 OR Saturday, July 15 OR Thursday, September 14, 9-4pm
Beginner
$55, includes fabric
Patti

Learn basic rotary cutting techniques as well as that perfect 1/4” seam allowance and proper pressing
methods to start your quilting journey in the right direction. The basic rotary cutting skills of
safety, maintenance and handling of the Olfa cutter, mat and Omnigrid rulers will be covered as you
learn to measure and cut geometric shapes and strips quickly, accurately and safely with no templates.
With a few simple exercises, you will find your perfect 1/4” seam allowance, crucial for accurate
piecing and quilt construction. Finally, you will learn proper pressing techniques which will help you
achieve those “perfect” blocks we all aim for!

Prerequisite: None!

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Primarily Patchwork—Block Construction

Mondays, July 17 & 24 , 9-4pm
Beginner
$98
Patti

This sampler-style quilt top is an excellent course for the beginning quilter or those wanting to update
their quilting skills. Use the rotary cutter to practice accurate cutting, sewing a perfect ¼” seam
allowance and proper pressing techniques. You will receive guidance from your instructor to build skill
and confidence in making your quilt blocks. Some homework is required. Instructions included to complete
12 blocks.

Prerequisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & More.

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Primarily Patchwork—Quilt Construction

Mondays, June 5 & 12, 9-4pm OR
Mondays, August 14 & 21, 9-4pm
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

Tuesdays, May 16 & 30, 6-9pm OR
Wednesdays, August 16 & 23, 6-9pm
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

Saturday, August 5, 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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Foundation Paper Piecing

Saturday, August 19, 9-4pm
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

Saturday, September 16, 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.

Saturday, July 29, 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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Hand Quilting

Friday, July 28, 9-4pm OR Saturday, August 26, 9-4pm
Beginner
$69, includes kit & handouts
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.
Pre-requisite: None

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Other Information

Quilting by Degree Program and Grad Club

Our Quilting by Degree Program consists of in-depth classes, providing a total of 78 hours of expert instruction in quilt making basics. Each class taken is recorded in a computer database for each participant. These records are kept on file until completion of the full degree program, with no time constraints.
After completion of the Quilting by Degree program, you will be invited to attend Grad Club meetings. Each Grad Club event is a visual potpourri packed with ideas to inspire you; Show and Tell, the featured graduate, ‘how-to’ presentations, ‘what’s new’ at Earthly Goods, connections to our sewing roots and much more! Karen and Wanda always have something exciting and inspiring to share!
Congratulations to our newest Graduates, Gena Bouwmeester, Benjamin Evans, Corey Ralph, Lorraine Weyermann, Mary Ann Fehr, Kathy Strawson and Brenda Hawley. This brings our total number of graduates is 707!
Next Grad Club Meeting: Thursday, September 21, 1-4pm. Bring your Show & Tell (or what you’re working on) and be prepared to inspire each other!

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

Holiday Hours

Monday, May 22, Victoria Day Closed
Saturday, July 1 Canada Day closed
Monday, August 7 Heritage Day closed
Monday, September 4 Labour Day closed