Newsletter 2019-02-27T10:16:49+00:00

Newsletter (April to June)

New Programs

New Classes

Hand Piecing

Patti 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.

Basic Embroidery

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.

Back By Popular Demand

The Gypsy Wife Quilt

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 and basic block piecing

Easy as ABC – Hole in the Wall

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).

Quilting By Degree Classes

Primarily Patchwork – Block Construction

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

Prerequisite:  Rotary Cutting Basics & More

Primarily Patchwork – Quilt Construction

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.

Appliqué Basics

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.

Foundation Paper Piecing

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.

Quilt Basting

With your Primarily Patchwork Quilt top completed; the steps you take to make  a quilt sandwich depends on the type of quilting that you plan for the project. We will discuss options for machine, hand and long arm quilting. Learn to secure the   quilt backing, layer the batting and pin or hand baste the quilt sandwich to eliminate puckers and pleats.


Quilt Binding

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.

Other Information

U.F.O. Days

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.

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