Newsletter for April 2019

Coming Up

Our UFO challenge continues this month.  Come to demo day with a finished quilt for a chance at a $50 QC gift card.  See us at the store for details.

Don't forget to bring your own bag when you shop at QC.  This is an on-going initiative to reduce plastic in the world, and you have a chance each month to win a quilty prize!

If you're considering a new sewing or embroidery machine purchase, come talk to us.  We have some deals you don't want to miss.  Our Accord, Destiny, and Lyric machines now include a trolley case so you can take your machine on the go!  We offer great prices, free classes, ongoing support and great service for our Baby Lock machine customers.

Demo Day

Demo Day is Saturday, March 2nd.  It starts at 10:30, but come early to grab a coffee and a treat!

Sit & Sew

Sit & Sew is every Friday afternoon, 12:00 to 6:00. Come and sew with some friends.

Classes

Enjoy classes in our spacious classroom with lots of table space, two oversize ironing boards, design wall, great teachers, and good company. Whether you come with someone you know or venture in on your own, you are sure to make new friends, learn new skills and have a great time! By the way, if you need to cancel a class after registering, you can get a full refund up until one week before the first class.

Free Class for sewing machine customers!Look for the sewing machine icon in our class list. Anyone can take these classes but these specially marked classes are free for our sewing machine customers. Just one more thing we do to make buying a machine from Quilting Confections special! Thank you for purchasing your supplies at QC for these classes, we appreciate your support.

One Block Wonder

One Block Wonder
Tuesday, Feb 26, Mar 5 & 19, 10:00 - 12:30
Instructor: Yvette Sullivan
Fee: $60
Level: Confident Beginner

The technique for this quilt offers a way to use one fabric to achieve an amazing result!  Choose a background and a print with a 12- or 24-inch repeat.  To be effective, the print should be large in scale and contain three to five colours.




Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge
Tuesday, March 5, 1:00 - 5:00
Instructor: Pat Faoro
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

Free Class for sewing machine customers!Free Class for sewing machine customers!

This is a relaxed sew day, using a Rose Card pattern.  Pat has made her quilt with a pretty batik layer cake.  Come spend the afternoon with her to make your own version.  We have many layer cakes to choose from.  Purchase your layer cake at QC and take this class for FREE!



Pretty Pinwheels

Pretty Pinwheels
Friday, March 8, 15, 29, 10:00 - 12:00
Instructor: Heather Northrup
Fee: $45
Level: Confident Beginner

Heather combined two strip sets to come up with these two pretty quilts; one baby-sized and one lap-sized.  Come to class with your strips sewn together in pairs and you will learn how to turn them into pinwheel blocks.  Stay for Sit and Sew after class!





Machine Embroidery Basics

Machine Embroidery Basics
Sat, Mar 9, 9:30 - 12:30, 16, 23, 30 11:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Tina Phillips
Fee: $60 OR FREE for our Baby Lock machine customers
Level: Confident beginners and embroidery newbies are welcome

Free Class for sewing machine customers!Free Class for sewing machine customers!

Learn what you need to know about threads, stabilizers and embroidery in general. This is a good place to start if you have a new embroidery machine or if you have a machine still in the box.... pull it out and c'mon in for some fun learning. You'll learn how to stitch designs from your machine as well as imported designs, how to stabilize and how to finish nicely.  

Learn to Quilt - Sue's Star

Learn to Quilt - Sue's Star
Mon, Mar 18 - Apr 29, 10:00 - 1:00 OR Thurs, Mar 21 - May 2, 6:00 - 9:00
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $95
Level: All are welcome

In seven weeks, you will make a quilt top, sandwich it, quilt it and finish off with a beautiful binding. The class covers accurate cutting, perfect piecing and squaring up, machine quilting and binding.  After you take this class, you can proceed to our other "Confident Beginner" classes.  This class fills quickly, so ask about other upcoming dates and times.

Baby Chenille

Baby Chenille
Wed, Mar 20, 10:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Heather Northrup
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner and up

In this class, Heather will show you how to add 2 1/2" squares and chenille strips to make a cute, yet simple baby quilt.






Tool Tote

Tool Tote
Thurs, Mar 28, 10:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Jeannie Hopkins
Fee: $60
Level: Confident Beginner

Great bag to store and carry all of your quilting supplies.  There are many pockets, inside and out; and a sturdy frame to keep the bag open while in use.  Cut all your pieces ahead of time and come to class ready to sew.
       





Strip Set Sew Day

Strip Set Sew Day
Tues, April 2, 10:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Tina Phillips
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

This is sure to be a fun sew day with Tina.  She used one strip set and a border fabric to create this effective lap-sized quilt!  Come in to see how she used all of her scraps to piece the backing.







Stella

Stella
Fridays, 10:00 - 12:00, Apr 5, 12, 26, May 10, 24, 31, Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $80
Level: Intermediate

Stella is a project suitable for intermediate quilters.  This quilt is constructed in eight sections and we'll start each class with a new section.  Techniques include foundation piecing and simple inset seams.



Wild Flower

Wild Flower
Sat, April 6, 1:00 - 3:30
Instructor: Yvette Sullivan
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

This project is fast, fun and creative.  Each flower is created using free form shapes, no two will be alike.  How wild will your flower be?




Crumbs

Crumbs
Sun, April 7, 12:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

This technique is a stash buster.  You'll learn how to use your odd fabric pieces to make quilt blocks.  It's fun and you won't want to stop!








Jelly Roll Rug

Jelly Roll Rug
Sat April 13 & 27, 10:00 - 1:00
Instructor: Jeannie Hopkins
Fee: $45
Level: Confident Beginner

Take one strip set, some batting scraps and turn them into this lovely rug!  You'll want one for every room in your house!  We now have the popular batting on a roll available; its ready to use!