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Classes We Offer

We offer an number of classes that cover various quilting and fiber arts projects.

  • Please read carefully before registering for class! Register 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 if you are unable to attend you may send someone in your place
  • Material/preparation sheets will be emailed upon registration
  • Materials must be purchased before class; Earthly Goods quality fabrics and notions are preferred
    Classes begin on time, please come prepared
  • Due to allergies, please refrain from wearing perfume or scented products in class

Quilting by Degree Classes

  • Rotary Cutter Basics (6 hours)

    Beginner

    $55, includes fabric  & handouts

    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!

    Pre-requisite: NONE

    Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/rotary-cutting-basics-and-more/

  • Primarily Patchwork-Block Construction (18 hours)

    9-4pm

    Beginner

    $147, includes handouts

    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.

    Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & More

    Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/primarily-patchwork-block-construction/

  • Primarily Patchwork-Quilt Construction (18 hours)

     2018   9-4pm

    Beginner

    $147, includes handouts

    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 ready for basting. Some homework may be required.

    Pre-requisite: Primarily Patchwork Block Construction

    Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/primarily-patchwork-quilt-construction/

  • Foundation Piecing (6 hours)

    9-4pm

    Beginner

    $55, includes pattern

    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.

    Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & More

    Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/foundation-paper-piecing/

  • Quilt Binding (6 hours)

    9-4pm

    Beginner

    $64, includes kit & handouts

    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.

    Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & More

    Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/quilt-binding/

  • Applique Basics

    9-4pm

    Beginner

    $55, includes handouts, kit optional

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

    Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics

    Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/applique-basics/

  • Hand Quilting (6 hours)

    Beginner
    $69, includes kit & handouts

    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

    Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/hand-quilting/

  • Quilt Labels, Etc. (6 hours)

  • Colour Wheel 1 (6 hours)

  • Colour Wheel Basics II (6 hours)

Additional Classes

The Elephant Abstractions Quilt

 5:30-6:30pm— Orientation Evening and

 9-4pm

$79 + pattern

Confident Beginner

Patti

The Elephant Abstractions quilt project has taken the quilting industry by storm. If you have been over whelmed by just the pattern, this class is designed to calm your fears! We will begin with an orientation evening to discuss the pattern the various methods for construction. The original instructions are for foundation paper piecing however Patti will also discuss and alternative method.

Join me for this adventure.

Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/abstract-elephant/e

Elephant Abstractions Pattern: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/the-elephant-abstraction-quilt/

 Basic Embroidery

 9-4pm

Beginner
$79 (includes kit)
Karen
Learn the basic stitches, add some variations and combinations and you will be able
to embellish all your projects. You will be making an embroidery sampler. Great class
to learn proper embroidery methods or expand your existing skills.

Design Your Own Thicket Quilt

9-4pm

Confident Beginner

$69, includes FPP templates

Patti

Join Patti 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 (quilt measures approx. 63” x 75”).

Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics and basic piecing

Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/design-your-own-quilt/

Barnyard Queen

 5:30-9pm AND

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. Or choose any other of Ann’s delightful patterns.

Pre-requisite: Rotary cutting and machine piecing

Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/barnyard-queen-2/

Barnyard Queen Pattern https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/barnyard-queen/

Quack Pattern: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/quack/

Yorkie Pattern: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/yorkie/

Labrador Pattern: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/labrador/

Summer’s Smile Pattern: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/summers-smile/

English Paper Piecing

 9-4pm

Confident beginner

$65 (includes templates)

Patti

With traditional patchwork, you cut fabric pieces in precise shapes and sew with consistent seam allowances to create a patchwork fabric. This is fairly straightforward when sewing squares, strips and rectangles, but, when it comes to more irregular shapes such as hexagons, challenging triangles and jewel shapes, traditional patchwork becomes an advanced skill. Many struggle with accurate cutting of these finicky shapes. Little variances in seam allowance quickly snowball into disappointing results.

English paper piecing changes all of this! With EPP, you don’t have to cut shapes precisely or sew a consistent seam allowance. Instead, you use the magic of a paper template to define shapes. Patti will show you how to use these paper templates, sew the templates together with a hand-stitching method along with her own special techniques.

Get ready to get hooked!!!!

  • It’s easy
  • It’s precise
  • It’s portable and compact
  • It’s meditative

Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics and More

Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/english-paper-piecing/

Hand Piecing

 9-4pm

Beginner

$55 includes handout

It seems as if the art of sewing by hand has become lost in recent years. Why would a person want to sew by hand rather than with a sewing machine in this day and age? In today’s fast paced society, we tend to move quickly and prefer instant gratification. Oftentimes quilters are trying make quilts quickly, using simpler patterns on a sewing machine. I personally enjoy sewing by both machine and by hand, and I think there is a time and place for both. Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits of hand piecing.

1. Hand piecing is simple and inexpensive. There is no need to buy an expensive sewing machine! Templates are used repeatedly and can be made out of household items, like freezer paper and cereal boxes. The only items that are truly needed for hand piecing? Fabric, scissors, templates, pins, needles, thread, and thimbles.
2. Portability. You can hand piece anywhere! Pack up your hand work and bring it along with you. You can sew in the car, waiting rooms, hotels, sporting events, or in your backyard.
3. Precision. Hand piecing is highly controlled and very forgiving. Matching seams and perfect points are easily attained! Complicated blocks with tricky seams and plenty of pieces are finished accurately with hand piecing.
4. Relaxation. There is something therapeutic about working quietly with your hands. Many people like to sit on their couch and hand sew while watching TV. It is also a nice time to socialize. It is a quiet craft, so it makes for a nice project to work on when talking with friends.

Register here:https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/hand-piecing/

The Gypsy Wife Quilt – Part 1

 9-4pm

Intermediate level

$85, includes handouts

Patti

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 Patti for this getting started session and begin your own Gypsy Wife quilt journey.

Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics & basic piecing skills

Register here: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/gypsy-wife-2/

Gypsy Wife Booklet by Jen Kingwell: https://earthlygoodsquilting.com/product/gypsy-wife-3/

The Gypsy Wife Quilt  – Part 2

Thursday, September 20, 9-4pm

Intermediate level

$65, includes handouts

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

Pre-requisite: Gypsy Wife Class Part 1

Call 780 433-7179 to register

Easy As ABC

Saturdays, August 4, 18, 25 and September 1 , 2018    9am-12pm or 1-4pm

Start your quilting journey with this specially designed class 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)

Call 780 433-7179 to register