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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
June 10
June 24
(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

Sunday, April 26
OR
Saturday, May 2


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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, July 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
Monday & Tuesday, April 27 & 28 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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Modern Club - Kim


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

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Group 2 - Saturdays:
March 14, May 2, June 13, July 11, & September 12
OR

4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Group 3 - Tuesdays:
May 26, June 23, July 21, August 25, & 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:
May 9, June 20, July 18, August 22, & September 19
OR
Group 1 - Saturdays:
May 30, June 6, July 25, August 29, & 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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Rainbow Remix- Jill


$100

Thursdays:
May 7
May 21 & June 4



10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Explore the creative process inspired by Gees Bend, rural Georgia, 100 years ago.  Using a simple fence rail block, build your own unique quilt design while exploring colour theory.  Ignore the rules: no quarter inch seams, no rulers, no straight lines.  Jill will provide a plan & inspiration and you will make the quilt your own by designing the colour combinations and block placement.

 


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Rise Up Club - Kim


$130 (Book/Pattern Purchase Required)

Group 1 - Fridays:
March 13, May 8, June 12, July 10, & September 11
OR



10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Group 2 - Sundays:
March 15, May 3, June 14, July 12, & September 13
OR


10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Group 3 - Saturdays:
May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, & 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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Roxanne Nelson Classes

Roxanne Nelson has wowed quilters across North America with her gorgeous pictorial quilts of parrots, such as “Ruffled Feathers” shown below. Her quilts have been juried into the Houston International Quilt Show. Share her passion for colour and fabric art by interpreting photographs and illustrations into your own wall hangings this summer.  Her achievements include: 

2010        First place Pictorial quilts – Quilt Canada

                Viewers Choice - Quilt Canada

                Juried – Houston International Quilt Show

                Juried – Road to California Quilt show

2011        Exceptional use of color – NQA show

                Third place Pictorial quilts – NQA show

                First place Pictorial quilts - Pacific West Quilt Show

Magazine features:

                Cover – Canadian Quilter Fall 2010             Article – International Festival Quilt Scene 2011           

                Cover- America Quilter September 2011     Article – Bird Talk 2011

Ruby (Portrait Quilt)

2018 – Second Place Art- Portrait – Quilt Canada

2018 – Magazine cover Canadian Quilter

2018 – First Place People – Calgary Stampede

2018 – Second Place Section – Calgary Stampede

2018 – Judge’s Choice Award – Houston International Quilt Festival

2019 – Juried – Road to California

 

Technicolor Dream Parrot (Pictorial)

2018 – Juried – Houston International Quilt Festival

2019 – Juried – Road to California

 

 
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Pictorial Quilting - Roxanne Nelson


$165

Thursday, July 2 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Thursday,
July 9 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday,
July 18 from 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday,
August 8 from 10 am - 4 pm



Have you ever seen a picture you thought would make an amazing quilted wall hanging? This workshop will introduce techniques to transform a photograph or illustration of your choice into a pattern to create a wall hanging. The results may be realistic or abstract and can be completed using a fusible appliqué method. You don’t need drawing skills; this class will make it easy for you to transfer an image into a work of art.

 


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Portraits- Roxanne Nelson


$165

Friday, July 3 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday,
July 10 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Sunday,
July 19 from 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday,
August 9 from 10 am - 4 pm



The class “Portraits” is an opportunity for you to create a unique fabric portrait from an image of your selection. The subject matter will be the human face focusing on facial features and expressions. This course will include using photo editing software to transform faces into your own pattern. Let your imagination run wild with the fabric selections – from a subtle monotone to your version of an Andy Warhol. Using fusible applique techniques, this will be a creative and fun project.

NOTE: Pictorial Quilting is for images of places and pets. Portraits is for images of people. Past students who have taken Pictorial Quilting and wish to do another Pictorial are encouraged to enroll in Portraits. While Pictorial Quilting is not a pre-requisite for Portraits, it is not recommended that students enroll in both classes at the same time. One class is challenging enough.

 

Catch-Up with Roxanne Nelson


$55

Sunday
September 20



10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here's your chance for more assistance on your project with Roxanne. Class is open to either Portrait or Pictorial students from present or past years' classes. NOTE: Portraits or Pictorial Quilting class is a pre-requisite for this catch-up class. You must have taken one of these classes previously.

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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.

 


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Youth Quilt Camp - Jill


$155 (Book Included)

Monday-Friday:
August 10-14


10 am - 1 pm 

Discover the fun and creativity of quilting with a hands-on quilt camp for beginners. Using a simple fence rail block, build your own unique quilt design while exploring colour theory.  Jill will provide a plan & inspiration, and you will make the quilt your own by designing the colour combinations and block placement.  

Youth age 12 and under or inexperienced sewers must come with an adult.  Emphasis will be on the safe use of a rotary cutter, sewing machines, and irons.  Each team will sew at their own pace.  The goal is to have the quilt top finished by the end of the week.  More experienced teams may have the opportunity to complete the quilt.

Suggested Youth Age:  9-18.

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

MAY
Wednesday, May 13

JUNE
Friday, June 5

JULY
Friday, July 3

AUGUST
Friday, August 7

SEPTEMBER
Friday, September 18


10 am - 4 pm


10 am - 4 pm


10 am - 4 pm


10 am - 4 pm


10 am - 4 pm


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Kim

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

MAY

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

 

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
10 am - 4 pm
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



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
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.

 

 
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