Newsletter for June 2019

Coming Up

Thanks to all who dropped by our booth and the store during the Windsor Quilt Show.  It was a great success!  What a talented bunch we have here in Windsor!

We are now taking registrations for the many clubs on offer in the July - December session.  Join us for some sewing, coffee and fellowship.

Summer is coming! And with it, so is Row by Row.  Beginning June 21, you can pick up a free pattern or purchase our kit.  Our row, called "Strawberry Pop!" is 18" square.

                                      


Demo Day

Our next Demo Day is Saturday, June 1st, 10:30 am.  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.

BYOB

As always, 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!  Rebecca R was our winner last month.

Clubs: July to December 2019

Slow Sew with Sue  $75.00, Sewing by hand.
1st Wednesday each month, 1:00 - 5:00, Jul 3, Aug 7, Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4 

Hand Embroidery  $75.00 
1st Thursday each month,  1:00 - 4:00, Jul 4, Aug 1, Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5 

String Piecing Club with Sue  $60.00 Use those fabric cut offs.
4th Wednesday each month, 10:00 - 2:00, Sep 25, Oct 23,  Nov 27, Dec 18 (third Wed) 

Strip Club with Sue  $60.00 Get ideas for 2 1/2" strip quilts.
3rd Thursday each month, 1:00 - 5:00, Sep 19, Oct 19, Nov 21, Dec 19 

Crumb Club with Sue  $60.00 Sewing with scraps.
1st Friday each month,  10:00 - 12:00, Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6  

Finish Up with Heather  $75.00 It’s all about the finish! 
2nd Thursday each month, 10:00 - 2:00, Jul 11, Aug 8, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12 

Sewing with Susan  $75.00 Bring any project and enjoy an afternoon of sewing 
4th Tuesday each month, 1:00 - 5:00, Jul 23, Aug 27, Sep 24, Oct 23, Nov 26, Dec 24 

Embroidery Club with Tina $75.00 Bring your projects and share your knowledge.
2nd Tuesday each month, 11:00 - 3:00, Jul 9, Aug 13, Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 17
                                                                    
Embroidery Club with Tina $75.00 Bring your projects and share your knowledge. 
2nd Wednesday of each month, 10:00 - 2:00, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11 

Destiny Club  $75.00 For Destiny embroidery machine owners.
2nd Wednesday of each month, 2:30 - 6:30, Jul 10, Aug 15, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11 
                                                                                                                  

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.

Machine Embroidery Basics

Machine Embroidery Basics
Tues, June 4, 11, 18, July 2, 2:00 - 6:00
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.  This class is full, but inquire about future classes in August and October!

Learn to Quilt - Sue's Star

Learn to Quilt - Sue's Star
Thursday, May 23, 10:00 - 1:00
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 upcoming dates and times.




Free Motion Ruler Work

Free Motion Ruler Work
Thurs, May 23 & 30, 1:30 - 4:30
Instructor: Yvette Sullivan
Fee: $50
Level: Intermediate

Do you want to take your free motion quilting further?  This class will give you some great instruction, tips and tricks for using quilting rulers on your domestic machine.  These skills are easily transferable to a sit-down mid-arm or long-arm machine.  You must have some free motion experience; preferably you have taken Yvette's Beginning Free Motion class.




Sea Urchins

Sea Urchins
Sat, June 1, 15, 22, 1:30 - 4:30
Instructor: Carrie Pilon
Fee: $60
Level: Confident Beginner

This is an Elizabeth Hartman pattern, constructed with 10" squares.  We have many 10" square bundles to get you started.  Join Carrie to bring your sea urchins to life!




Tuscan Sun

Tuscan Sun
Sun, June 2, 10:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Susan Poth
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

Have fun with Susan P on this sew day to make Tuscan Sun.  The coffee will be on and I'm sure there will be a treat or two!  This is a Rose Card Pattern using 10" squares.

Crumbs

Crumbs
Mon, June 3, 10:00 - 2:00
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!





Giraffes in a Row

Giraffes in a Row
Tues, June 4, 18, July 2, 10:00 - 1:00
Instructor: Susan Poth
Fee: $40
Level: Confident Beginner

This pattern is from a local designer, Lorna McMahon of Sew Fresh Quilts.  Susan loved this pattern so much, she made it twice!  Come join her and she will show you how to keep all those small pieces organized and sewn together in no time!




Tool Tote

Tool Tote
Wed, Jun 5 & 19, 10:00 - 1:00
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.
       





Ribbon Candy

Ribbon Candy
Sat, June 8, 10:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Heather Northrup
Fee: $35 OR FREE with fabric purchase
Level: Confident Beginner

This is a strip friendly quilt.  Heather's baby-sized sample used one strip set for the scrappy version and three 1m cuts for the three colour version.  The Super Sidekick ruler is required for this class.




Simply Stacked

Simply Stacked
Sun, Jun 23, 12:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

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

Learn how to make simple kaleidoscope blocks that you can use for a quilt, runner, wall hanging, or whatever pleases you.  Our focus is on making great blocks!


Stash and Go Tote

Stash and Go Tote
Sat Jun 29, 10:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Pat Faoro
Fee: $40
Level: Confident Beginner

Learn how to make a simple tote bag for carrying supplies to class, shopping trips, and more.  Pat will show you how to personalize your bag with decorative pockets.





T-Shirt Quilt

T-Shirt Quilt
Mon Jul 8, 15, 22 6:00 - 9:00
Instructor: Trudy Richards
Fee: $50
Level: Confident Beginner

What do you do with all those sports and concerts shirts you have in storage?  Make a quilt!  Trudy will show you how to stabilze the t-shirts and give you ideas for setting them into a quilt top.