Newsletter April to June 2018 2018-03-28T18:59:26+00:00

New Classes

Design Your Own Thicket Quilt

Thursday, April 26, 9-4pm

Confident Beginner

$69 includes kit

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. 40” x 52”).

Pre-requisite: Rotary Cutting Basics and basic piecing

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Ponderosa Pinecone Pin Cushion

Friday, May 18, 9-4pm

Beginner

$59 (includes pinecone and template)

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

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Basic Embroidery

Friday, May 11, 2018 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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Quilt Basting

Saturday, June 9, 9-4pm

Beginner

$49

Patti

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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Back by Popular Demand

It’s A Wrap

Tuesdays, May 15 & 22, 6-9pm

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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Hand Piecing

Friday, May 4, 9-4pm

Patti

Beginner

$55 includes handout

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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Easy As ABC

Thursdays, April 19, May 3, 10 and 17, 2018

6:00pm – 9:00pm

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)

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

The Gypsy Wife Quilt

Part 1: Saturday, June 2, 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

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

English Paper Piecing

Wednesdays, May 9 or 30 or June 13 or 27 OR

Friday, April 20, 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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Slow Stitch Monday

Mondays, April 9, 16, 23 & 30

May 7, 14 & 28

June 4, 11, 18 & 25      9-4pm

All Skill Levels Welcome

Limited space, Registration required

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.

 

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

U.F.O. Days

Tuesdays, April 10, 17 & 24,

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29,

June 5, 12, 19 & 26   9-4pm

All Skill Levels Welcome

registration required

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. Patti will be available to help should
you require a bit of assistance.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Quilting By Degree Classes

Rotary Cutting Basics + More

Wednesdays, April 11 or April 25 OR

Friday, June 8 OR

Saturdays, April 14, May 12 or June 30 , 9-4pm

Beginner

$55, includes fabric  & handouts

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!

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Primarily Patchwork—Block Construction

Saturdays, April 28 & May 5 , 9-4pm

Beginner

$98, includes handouts

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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Primarily Patchwork—Quilt Construction

Saturdays, April 28 & May 5 , 9-4pm

Beginner

$98, includes handouts

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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Quilt Basting

Saturday, June 9, 9-4pm

Beginner

$49

Patti

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.

Prerequisite: Primarily Patchwork Block Construction.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Appliqué Basics

Wednesdays, April 25 & May 2, 6-9pm OR

Thursday, June 21  9-4pm

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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Machine Quilting

To be announced

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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Foundation Paper Piecing

Wednesday, June 6, 9-4 OR Thursday, May 24, 9-4pm OR

Friday, April 27  9-4pm OR  Saturday, June 23,  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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Quilt Binding

Thursday, June 28 OR Saturday, April 21, 9-4pm

Beginner

$64, includes kit & handouts

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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Quilt Labels, Etc.

To be announced

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.

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

Hand Quilting

To be announced

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

Call the store to register! 780.433.7179

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, Pam Hung and Jackie Kneteman. This brings our total number of graduates is 709!
Next Grad Club Meeting: TBA. 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 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 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 has stairs and assistance is available for caring sewing machines and accessories
  • Due to allergies, please refrain from wearing perfume or scented products in class

Holiday Hours

Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday March 30-April 1, 2018 CLOSED

Monday, May 21, 2018 Victoria Day CLOSED

Monday, July 2, 2018 Canada Day CLOSED