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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 - Myrna

$90 (Includes Pattern)

Saturday and Sunday:
August 17 & 18


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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Free-Motion Machine Skills - Lorraine

 

 
$75
Saturday: 
June 15


10:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Learn how to "drop those feed-dogs" and take over the control of your machine enabling you to free-motion quilt or free-motion applique. With Lorraine's extensive machine quilting experience, she will share with you her many "tricks of the trade", along with simple exercises and suggestions to give you confidence to handle raw-edge applique projects and free-motion quilting.


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Learn to Appliqué - Kim


$90 (Book Purchase Required)
Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Looking for a comprehensive overview of appliqué techniques? Join Kim for this two-day workshop where you will practice several approaches to preparing and stitching appliqué shapes. 

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Bowls, Bowls, Bowls - Kim


$65 (Pattern Purchase Required)
Fridays:
May 31 & June 14

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Has it always been your goal to create your own bowl to stash those trinkets near and dear to your soul? Join us for this technique class where you will learn to cover clothesline or Bosal Duet Fuse II and sculpt with your sewing machine to make a bowl or two.

 

 
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Double Wedding Ring - Kim


$160 (Book/Template Required)
Saturday, September 28 &
Sundays:
September 29, October 20, & November 17
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A bit of romantic nostalgia . . . . Using Marti Michell’s acrylic templates, participants will choose between a seamless or scrappy-pieced arc to sew this treasured heirloom.


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Modern Club - Kim


$130 (Book/Pattern Purchase Required)
Saturdays:
March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, & September 14
OR

4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesdays:
March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, & September 10

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Modern Club's project list includes Farm Girl Vintage, Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks, Tula Pink's Butterfly Quilt, and/or any of Jen Kingwell or Elizabeth Hartman patterns. Kim will guide participants on an individual or group basis as they sew their favorite pattern(s).  An optional challenge this session is to make a miniature quilt for display at the Festival of Quilts, Heritage Park 2019.

Please note: This club has a limited enrolment of 10 participants per session, 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 16, April 6, May 4, June 15, & September 21
OR
Group 1 - Saturdays:
March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, & September 28



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).


Previous participants are welcome to continue working on their projects from past club sessions.  New participants may choose to work on the new project this session - Vintage Rose, a "technique of the month" pattern available in two sizes that encompasses a wide-range of techniques and is only available through certified instructors.


This class is for those new to paper piecing and those wanting to learn more. The instructor, Michele, has taken numerous classes from Judy and has completed 35 of her patterns. Michele is training to be a certified instructor of Judy's patterns, and expects to receive her certification in January 2019.

Note: Previous foundation (paper) piecing experience is NOT a requirement.
Please note: This club has a limited enrolment of 10 participants per session, 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)

Fridays:
March 8, April 12, May 10, June 7, & September 13
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sundays:
March 10, April 14, May 5, June 9, & September 15
OR


10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturdays:
March 16, April 6, May 4, June 1, & September 21



10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The "Rise Up" club is for those participants looking for a challenge. Projects include:  Northern Wilderness by Northern Threads Designs, Aves by Green Avenue Quilts, Dreamcatcher or Common Bride by Laundry Basket Quilts, or The Loyal Union Sampler (121 six" blocks) by Jennifer Chiaverini. Each offers many learning opportunities: fabric selection and value decisions, accurate piecing, working with templates, paper piecing, and applique.
New this session, Kim will be demonstrating 3 hand embroidery stitches each month so at the end of term you will have 15 stitches to compliment your quilt tops.

Please note: This club has a limited enrolment of 10 participants per session, 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


$160

Friday, July 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday,
July 12 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Sunday,
July 21 from 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday,
August 11 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


$160

Thursday, July 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Thursday,
July 11 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday,
July 20 from 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday,
August 10 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 22



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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Youth Quilt Camp - Jill


$155 (Book Included)

Monday-Friday:
July 15-19
OR
Monday-Friday:
August 12-16



10 am - 1 pm


10 am - 1 pm 

Come with your child, grandchild, or young friend and introduce them to the fun of quilting with a hands-on creative quilt camp.  No quarter inch seams; no straight lines.  Although Jill will provide a plan, your sewing partner can make the quilt their own by designing the colour combinations and block placement.   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:  9-17

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

JUNE
Friday, June 21

SEPTEMBER
Friday, September 27


10 am - 4 pm


10 am - 4 pm


Kim


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, French Braid, Autumn Path, 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
Thursday, May 2
Friday, May 3
Monday, May 6
Wednesday, May 8
Thursday, May 9
Sunday, May 12
Monday, May 13
Wednesday, May 15
Thursday, May 16
Friday, May 17
Tuesday, May 21
Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 25
Sunday, May 26
Monday, May 27
Tuesday, May 28
Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30

 
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JUNE
Sunday, June 2
Monday, June 3
Wednesday, June 5
Thursday, June 6
Monday, June 10
Wednesday, June 12
Thursday, June 13
Sunday, June 16
Monday, June 17
Tuesday, June 18
Wednesday, June 19
Thursday, June 20
Saturday, June 22
Sunday, June 23
Monday, June 24
Tuesday, June 25
Friday, June 28

 
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Wednesday, July 3
Thursday, July 4
Friday, July 5
Monday, July 8
Tuesday, July 9
Wednesday, July 10
Thursday, July 11
Friday, July 12
Saturday, July 13
Sunday, July 14
Monday, July 22
Tuesday, July 23
Thursday, July 25
Friday, July 26
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Thursday, August 1
Friday, August 2
Monday, August 5
Wednesday, August 7
Thursday, August 8
Friday, August 9
Monday, August 19
Tuesday, August 20
Wednesday, August 21
Friday, August 23
Saturday, August 24
Sunday, August 25
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Wednesday, September 4
Thursday, September 5
Friday, September 6
Saturday, September 7
Sunday, September 8
Monday, September 9
Wednesday, September 11
Thursday, September 12
Monday, September 16
Tuesday, September 17
Wednesday, September 18
Thursday, September 19
Friday, September 20
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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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