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Along Came Quilting

CLASSES, CLUBS, QUILT ALONGS, AND SEWCIALS

Classes & Clubs

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The following classes are designed to move quilters along their quilting journey from beginning quilting to more advanced techniques and layouts.

Begin Paper Piecing
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Begin Paper Piecing - Kim

$90 (Includes Pattern)

Saturday and Sunday:
June 6 & 7


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you heard the term “machine paper piecing” or “foundation piecing” and wondered what it is?  Have you seen numbered patterns in books and magazines, and wondered how to use them?  Have you seen perfect patchwork and wondered how to get those results?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this is the class for you.  Learn how to machine paper piece blocks quickly and easily by constructing a lovely mariner’s compass.

 


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Begin with the Basics 

 
$175 (Includes Book)

Wednesdays: 
March 4
March 11
March 25
April 1
(Instructor: Kim)

OR

Wednesdays:
May 27
June 3
June 10
June 24



10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm





10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Discover how easy it is to get started quilting - or to refresh your basic skills. Learn about rotary cutting, sewing an accurate quarter inch seam, sandwiching, straight stitch-in-the-ditch machine quilting, binding, and labelling while making a three-rail quilt with inner and outer borders.

Please note that price is for tuition and book. Students select and purchase their own fabrics for their quilt, making a unique, personalized project.  Our staff are happy to guide you through this process.

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Build a Better Relationship with Your Sewing Machine - Bernie Tobisch


$130
Friday, February 14 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Are you having relationship problems with your sewing machine?  Is there tension in the air?  Is the honeymoon over?  Maybe you and your machine only need to learn how to communicate more clearly.

Let Bernie be your counsellor and help you discover how to understand what your sewing machine is trying to tell you.  Learn how to get it to do what you would like it to do.  End the tension filled battles, once and for all!  Reconnect and grow to love your machine all over again.

Together we will address tension, feeding of fabric, needle, and thread choices and do some fancy footwork!

This class is based on Bernie’s book, You and Your Sewing Machine and a copy in class would make a great resource (available in our store).

Let’s get this relationship off on the right foot!!

Please Note:  There may be more than 10 students in the class, and therefore sharing of tables will occur.  As well, this class is fully Non-Refundable.  If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to gift your spot to another person.

 


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Camden Bowls- Kim


$45 (Pattern Purchase Required)
Wednesday, April 8 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

These decorative nesting bowls make a wonderful gift, individually or as a group.  They may be sculpted to a circular, oval, or square/rectangular rounded-corner shape.

 


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Easy Precision Piecing - Muskrat Hollow
Shelley Scott-Tobisch


$220
Saturday & Sunday, February 15 & 16 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Team Tobisch and make a Muskrat Paw block while learning about new tools and techniques for cutting, piecing, and pressing that effortlessly lead to precision.  

The class begins with Bernie showing you how to turn your sewing machine into a precision piecing instrument.  Next Shelley will teach you how to prepare your fabric including how to press and cut with accuracy to minimize fraying and distortion when handling.  With these newfound skills you will learn how to cut and sew easy and accurate half-square triangles.  Throughout the class you will be guided, step by step, through the entire process of cutting, piecing, pressing, nesting, and fanning seams while making your block.  In addition, you will learn how to work with the Easy Press Pen and Easy Press Fabric Treatment to create flat seams which easily leads to improved accuracy.  You will also learn how to work with a Quilt Block Builder to help keep your patchwork units in order while piecing.  

This class is designed for you if you wish to improve upon your accuracy whether a confident beginner or experienced quiltmaker.

Please Note:  There may be more than 10 students in the class, and therefore sharing of tables will occur.  As well, this class is fully Non-Refundable.  If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to gift your spot to another person.


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English Paper Piecing Club - Kim


$130 (Book/Pattern Purchase Required)
Fridays:
March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, & September 25

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you love the beautiful bouquets of symmetry created with the different geometric shapes used in English Paper Piecing? Whether you piece by hand or machine, this club is for you. There are many patterns you can choose. Three suggestions are: Tula Nova by Tula Pink, The New Hexagon Millefiore by Katja Marek, or La Passacaglia from Millefiore 1 by Willyne Hammerstein.

Please note: This club has a limited enrolment of 10 participants per session comprising of both new and past enrollees, so register early.

Classes may be paid for and attended individually, providing club session is not sold out. Please ask staff for price and policies.


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Modern Club - Kim


$130 (Book/Pattern Purchase Required)
Group 1 - Tuesdays:
March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, & September 8
OR

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Group 2 - Saturdays:
March 14, April 4, May 2, June 13, & September 12
OR

4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Group 3 - Tuesdays:
March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, & September 22

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

ACQ is pleased to offer another session of Modern Club.  Previous participants are welcome to continue working on their projects from past club sessions.  Returning this term is Summer Moon Block of the Month by Carrie Nelson, Double Struck Star by Krista Moser, and Diamonds in the Rough by Stash Lab Quilts.  New participants may choose from one of these patterns.  Alternatively, they may select a project from previous club years (please direct your inquiries to Kim at kimm@alongcamequilting.com.  

Please note: This club has a limited enrolment of 10 participants per session comprising of both new and past enrollees, so register early.

Classes may be paid for and attended individually, providing club session is not sold out. Please ask staff for price and policies.


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Niemeyer Club - Michele


$130 (Pattern Purchase Required)

Group 2 - Saturdays:
March 21, April 18, May 9, June 20, & September 19
OR
Group 1 - Saturdays:
March 28, April 25, May 30, June 6, & September 26



4:30 pm - 10:30 pm


4:30 pm - 10:30 pm 

The Niemeyer Club focuses on foundation paper piecing patterns by celebrated designer, Judy Niemeyer (www.quiltworx.com).  It is for those new to paper piecing and those wanting to learn more.  The instructor, Michele, is a certified Quiltworx instructor.

Previous participants are welcome to continue working on their projects from past club sessions.  The new projects being offered for this session are Yogo Sapphire - a Collector's Club pattern from the Kaleidoscope Mixer Series - and Sundial.  New participants may choose to work on either of these new offerings or select a project from previous club years (please direct your inquiries to Linda Goh at askus@alongcamequilting.com).


Note: Previous foundation (paper) piecing experience is NOT a requirement.


Please note: This club has a limited enrolment of 10 participants per session comprising of both new and past enrollees, so register early.

Classes may be paid for and attended individually, providing club session is not sold out. Please ask staff for price and policies.

 


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Rise Up Club - Kim


$130 (Book/Pattern Purchase Required)

Group 1 - Fridays:
March 13, April 3, May 8, June 12, & September 11
OR



10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Group 2 - Sundays:
March 15, April 5, May 3, June 14, & September 13
OR


10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Group 3 - Saturdays:
March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, & September 19



10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The "Rise Up" club is for those participants looking for a challenge. 

Previous participants are welcome to continue working on their projects from past club sessions.  Returning this term is a Storm at Sea quilt.  New participants may choose from one of 3 patterns to make this quilt (see below).  Alternatively, they may select a project from previous club years (please direct your inquiries to Kim at kimm@alongcamequilting.com).

Ripple by Carl Hentsch – This quilt features a circular setting to the Storm at Sea block.  It is made using the paper-piecing method.

Orca at Sea by Northern Threads Designs – This quilt features a storm at sea block accented with a snail's trail block to show a wonderful swirl of the ocean waves.  The blocks can be made using traditional or paper-piecing methods.  The appliqué method used is raw-edge fusible.  The pattern is available with or without pre-fused, laser-cut shapes.

Smooth Sailing by Pam Goggans – This quilt features stunning take on the traditional Storm at Sea quilt layout.  It can be easily created using Studio 180 Design's Diamond Rects and Square Squared tools with NO set-in seams, NO paper to tear out, and NO templates.  You can be sure that when you piece your very own Storm at Sea project, it'll be smooth sailing from start to finish!

Please note: This club has a limited enrolment of 10 participants per session comprising of both new and past enrollees, so register early.

Classes may be paid for and attended individually, providing club session is not sold out. Please ask staff for price and policies.

 


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Walking Foot Quilting- Kim


$90

Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1
OR
Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk on the wild side! Stitching outside the ditch can be a bit intimidating but let’s walk through all those wide open spaces together. In class, participants will:
Explore how to use the design of their walking foot to consistently space stitching.
Practice different marking and design transfer methods.
Learn different approaches to successfully quilt various designs. Linear, curved, grid, and echo-based designs will be explored.
Practice use of decorative stitches in quilting.

Waiting List Information

If a class you would like to take is full, please ask to be placed on our waiting/interest list. Please be aware that classes are scheduled according to classroom and instructor availability.

Private Lessons

Would you like to learn, but your hours don’t match ours? Do you have a project that you have avoided and need assistance through? Private lessons are available to help you learn. Please ask a manager or contact Linda Goh at askus@alongcamequilting.com for details and queries.

What to Bring

For our classes you will require your own sewing machine - which should be in good working order - and your own sewing supplies and tools. In our classroom we have ironing boards and irons which are shared with other students. A supply list will be available for your class which will outline the supplies, fabric requirements, and any pre-cutting needed. Please ensure you pick this supply list up in plenty of time to prepare for your first class.

Class Registration/Cancellation Policy

Participants may register for classes by paying for the class in full either at the store or via telephone with appropriate credit card information (Visa or MasterCard). 

All classes at Along Came Quilting require adequate registration numbers in order to run.  If a class has inadequate
registration numbers, the store will notify participants seven (7) days prior to the day of the scheduled class. 

Cancellation by Along Came Quilting:

If Along Came Quilting cancels a class, participants will receive a refund by gift certificate or cash.  There are no refunds via credit card or debit card.

Cancellation by Participant:

If, for any reason, a participant cannot participate in a class for which s/he has registered, a refund will be issued providing notice is given to Along Came Quilting seven (7) days prior to the first class.  Participants will receive a refund by gift certificate or cash.  There are no refunds via credit or debit card.

If less than seven (7) days' notice is provided, a refund will be issued by gift certificate only if the spot can be filled by another participant.  Transfers to a future-dated scheduled class cannot be made; the participant now owns the spot, and is welcome to gift it to a friend.

Partial refunds and/or free make-up classes are not provided.

Participants are asked to confirm with the store that the class has met the minimum participation requirements prior to purchasing books, patterns, supplies and/or fabrics.

 

Quilt Alongs

These open workshops allow attendees to bring in any project*, and receive instruction/guidance from an in-class staff instructor to bring about successful completion. This inquiry-based setting is guided by the participant's requirements with everyone working at their own pace. These are an excellent opportunity for class attendees who would like more time and instruction to finish their projects. (Note, each person has their own table.)

*See Policies below schedule.

Quilt Alongs Schedule

 
$30 per session

FEBRUARY
Friday, February 21

MARCH
Tuesday, March 31

MAY
Friday, May 1

JUNE
Friday, June 5

JULY
Friday, July 3

AUGUST
Friday, August 7

SEPTEMBER
Friday, September 18


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Participants can register for Quilt Alongs by paying in full either at the store or via telephone with appropriate credit card information (Visa or MasterCard).

*Instruction for any of our regularly scheduled, full-price classes such as - but not limited to- Rapid Fire Hunter Star, Kaleido Stack ‘n Whack, Trip for 2 to Boston, etc. will not be provided unless you have taken the class previously from our store, or are doing so concurrently. In fairness to all staff and our teachers, we would also appreciate that you not teach any of our classes to your friends in a Quilt Along.

Cancellation by Along Came Quilting:

All Quilt Alongs at Along Came Quilting require adequate registation numbers in order to run. If a Quilt Along has inadequate registration, the store will notify participants two (2) days prior to the day of their scheduled session (see 2-Day Notification below). Participants will receive a refund by gift certificate or cash. There are no refunds via credit or debit card.

Cancellation by Participant:

Notification seven (7) days or more prior: If, for any reason, a participant cannot attend a Quilt Along for which s/he has registered, a refund will be issued providing notice is given to Along Came Quilting seven (7) days or more prior to the scheduled session. Participants will receive a refund by gift certificate or cash. There are no refunds via credit or debit card.

Notification six (6) - two (2) days prior: If, for any reason, a participant cannot attend a Quilt Along for which s/he has registered and calls and cancels between six (6) and two (2) days prior to the day of their scheduled session (see 2-Day Notification below), s/he will receive a refund by gift certificate.

Notification less than two (2) days prior: No refunds will be given; however, we always appreciate the notification. Please feel free to send a friend in your place.

2-Day Notification: Two-day nofications apply as follows:
- Monday Sessions - notification must be made by Saturday at 3 pm.
- Tuesday Sessions - notification must be made by Sunday at 3 pm.
- Wednesday Sessions - notification must be made by Monday at 3 pm.
- Thursday Sessions - notification must be made by Tuesday at 3 pm.
- Friday Sessions - notification must be made by Wednesday at 3 pm.
- Saturday Sessions - notification must be made by Thursday at 3 pm.
- Sunday Sessions - notification must be made by Friday at 3 pm.

Miscellaneous: Partial refunds are not provided.

 

Sewcials

Want some time and a place to sew and join other "sewcialites"? Bring friends and make it a sewing party day. Enjoy the use of our classroom, ironing boards, and cutting tables with other sewing-obsessed fun-lovers.
See Policies below schedule.

Sewcials Schedule $9.50 per session

FEBRUARY

Monday, February 3
Wednesday, February 5
Thursday, February 6
Monday, February 10
Wednesday, February 12
Thursday, February 13
Tuesday, February 18
Thursday, February 20
Monday, February 24
Wednesday, February 26

 

10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
MARCH

Monday, March 2
Thursday, March 5
Friday, March 6
Sunday, March 8
Monday, March 9
Thursday, March 12
Monday, March 16
Tuesday, March 17
Thursday, March 19
Friday, March 20
Saturday, March 21
Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 23
Sunday, March 29
Monday, March 30

 

10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
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10 am - 4 pm
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10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
APRIL

Thursday, April 2
Saturday, April 4
Monday, April 6
Thursday, April 9
Monday, April 13
Wednesday, April 15
Thursday, April 16
Friday, April 17
Sunday, April 19
Monday, April 20
Tuesday, April 21
Wednesday, April 22
Sunday, April 26
Monday, April 27
Wednesday, April 29
Thursday, April 30

 

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10 am - 4 pm
MAY

Saturday, May 2
Monday, May 4
Wednesday, May 6
Sunday, May 10
Monday, May 11
Wednesday, May 13
Thursday, May 14
Friday, May 15
Tuesday, May 19
Saturday, May 23
Sunday, May 24
Monday, May 25
Friday, May 29
Sunday, May 31

 

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10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
JUNE

Monday, June 1
Monday, June 8
Thursday, June 11
Monday, June 15
Tuesday, June 16
Thursday, June 18
Friday, June 19
Saturday, June 20
Sunday, June 21
Monday, June 22
Sunday, June 28
Monday, June 29
Tuesday, June 30



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10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm


Sewcial Registration/Cancellation Policy

Participants can register for Sewcials by paying in full either at the store or via telephone with appropriate credit card information (Visa or MasterCard).

In fairness to all staff and our teachers, we would appreciate that you not teach any of our classes to your friends in a Sewcial.

Cancellation by Along Came Quilting:

Sewcials do not require minimum registration numbers in order to run. Therefore, they will not be cancelled, unless there are extenuating circumstances in which Along Came Quilting must do so. In the unlikely event this occurs, participants will receive a refund by gift certificate or cash. There are no refunds via credit or debit card.

Cancellation by Participant:

Once you have purchased the spot, you own it. So please make sure you can come before you pay. There are no holds on spots without payment.

No refunds or transfers to another date or class will be given regardless of the reason or the amount of notice time provided. However, we always appreciate the notification. Please feel free to send a friend in your place.

Miscellaneous:

There are a maximum number of participants. Tables cannot be "split", so that 2 people or more can share one registration fee, or in order to allow more participants. Each person pays the full registration fee, and is entitled to their own table. Only one person per table per registration.

 

 
6432-1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G6
(403) 253-4419 or toll free 1-877-745-6445
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