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Along Came Quilting

CLASSES, QUILT ALONGS, AND SEWCIALS

Classes

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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

$80 (Includes Pattern)

Saturday and Sunday:
March 17 and 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.

Note that a beginner class such as this one is required for more advanced classes requiring paper piecing.


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Begin with the Basics

 

 
$160 (Includes Book)
Thursdays:
February 22; March 1, 8, 15, & 22; April 5
(Instructor: Fiona)
-OR-

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
Wednesdays: 
March 7, 14, 21, & 28; April 4 & 11
(Instructor: Kim)
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10:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Wednesdays: 
April 11, 18, & 25; May 2, 9, & 16
(Instructor: Karen)

6:30 pm - 9:30 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 their own fabrics for their quilt, making a unique, personalized quilt.

 


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Beyond the Basics - Kim


$170 (Pattern Purchase Required)
Wednesdays:
May 30; June 6, 13, 20, & 27

10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Extend your basic quilting skills by learning a variety of machine piecing and appliqué techniques, and make a beautifully sampler pattern with sashing and posts.

 


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Learn to Appliqué - Kim


$80 (Book Purchase Required)
Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 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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Arabesque - Myrna


$140 (Pattern Purchase Required)
Prep: Monday, June 11
Saturday, June 16 &
Sunday, June 17 &
Saturday, July 7
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you love the look of this modern quilt design but are intimidated by all the angles and points, this is the class for you. Using foundation paper piecing and the techniques taught in this class, the Arabesque quilt comes together beautifully. The class instruction will walk the students through managing large foundation papers, accurately matching points, and calculating sizes for fabric pieces. This is an intermediate to advanced foundation paper piecing class.
Please Note: Previous foundation piecing experience is a requirement for this project.

 

Catch-Up on Strips & Curves - Kim


$40
Tuesday:
April 24

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Is your Strips & Curves project sadly neglected in a UFO bin? Dig it out and overcome your hurdles with assistance from Kim. This is your chance to get more input and help on this project.
NOTE: Class is open to Strips & Curves students from past years' classes. You must have taken this class previously.

 

 
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Disappearing Blocks - Wayne Kollinger


$65
Sunday:
April 29

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Did you know that you can disappear outside of the 9-patch zone? Enter a new disappearing world with many other traditional blocks that not only are more interesting to start with, but also are more interesting at the finish. This technique class allows you to explore and discover the possibilities.

 

 
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Double Wedding Ring - Kim


$140 (Book/Template Required)
Sunday, April 8
Saturday, April 28 &
Sunday, May 13 &
Sunday, June 3
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 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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Hexie Pineapple - Kim


$90
Tuesdays:
September 25, October 16, and 30

10:30 am - 2:30 pm 

Explore colour and value as we learn to use the Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool to sew a stunning no-fuss pineapple quilt.

 

 
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Machine Quilting - 2-Day Extended Version - Lorraine Stangness


$145
Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Never tackled a machine-quilted project or want to improve your skills? A little afraid of the words "free motion"? With Lorraine's extensive experience in all facets of machine quilting, she will share with you her many "tricks of the trade", along with simple exercises and suggestions to give you confidence to try these various techniques.

Note: Due to student feedback requesting more practice time, we are offering this 2-Day extended version of Lorraine's Machine Quilting class.

 

 


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Modern Club - Kim


$135 (Book/Pattern Purchase Required)
Saturdays:
February 10, March 10, April 14, May 5, June 9, and September 15
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm 
Tuesdays:
February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, and September 11

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Due to popular demand, our club scope is expanding! The Modern Club's project list includes Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks, Tula Pink's Butterfly Quilt, and/or any of Jen Kingwell's patterns. Kim will guide participants on an individual or group basis as they sew their favorite pattern(s).

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


$135 (Pattern Purchase Required)
Saturdays:
February 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, and September 22

4:30 pm - 10:30 pm 

The Niemeyer Club focuses on foundation paper piecing patterns by celebrated designer, Judy Niemeyer (www.quiltworx.com).
This session's projects include: Tarnished Windmills: a wall-size quilt that features curved piecing and a strip-pieced lone star.
Red River Star: a queen-sized version of Tarnished Windmills. (Neither have any "Y" seams.)
Ice Castles: new to this session is a queen-sized strip-pieced lone star.
Participants may work on any of these 3 projects.

This class is for those new to paper piecing and those wanting to learn more. Either pattern you choose will give you a stunning quilt. The instructor, Michele, has taken numerous classes from Judy and has completed 12 of her patterns. Michele is training to be a certified instructor of Judy's patterns.

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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Quilt As You Go - Linda Hurd


$125
Fridays:
March 23 and April 6

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

While making a small sampler quilt, explore the "Quilt As You Go" method, creating a reversible quilt using your walking foot. You will explore the variations of this method, and learn how to adapt patterns and techniques for finishing your quilts one block at a time.

 

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Rise Up Club - Kim


$135 (Book/Pattern Purchase Required)
Fridays:
February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, and September 7
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sundays:
February 11, March 11, April 15, May 6, June 10, and September 16
 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The "Rise Up" club is for those participants looking for a challenge. Northern Wilderness by Northern Threads Designs is our newest challenge, but participants are welcome to work instead on Dreamcatcher 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.

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

 

 
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Pictorial Quilting - Roxanne Nelson


$160

Thursday, June 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Thursday,
June 14 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday,
June 23 from 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday,
July 14 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

Friday, June 8 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday,
June 15 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Sunday,
June 24 from 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday,
July 15 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 9



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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Say it Beautifully - Wayne Kollinger


$65
Saturday:
February 24

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you love your ABC's? Well how about all 26 letters in 5 distinct font styles! Wayne will teach you what not only makes an attractive alphabet font, but what makes a sew-able one. Participants will sew selected letters in 4 or 5 different fonts, and will leave the class with the patterns for the letters of all 5 fonts to use in their projects.

 

Walking Foot Quilting - Linda Hurd


$125

Saturday and Sunday:
March 24 and 25
-OR-
April 21 and 22



10:00 am - 4:00 pm

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Move beyond stitch in the ditch with your walking foot on your domestic machine. In this class, students will explore various geometric designs, learn how to adjust built-in machine stitches to use as quilting stitches, learn adaptation of free-motion quilting designs for walking foot quilting, as well as learn how to transfer designs, and the order of quilting.
Note:  Due to student feedback requesting more time, we are now offering this 2-day extended version of Linda's class.

 
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

 
$27 per session

JANUARY
Friday, January 19

FEBRUARY
Tuesday, February 20

MARCH
Friday, March 16

APRIL
Tuesday, April 17

JUNE
Friday, June 15

AUGUST
Friday, August 24

SEPTEMBER
Friday, September 28


10 am - 4 pm


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10 am - 4 pm


10 am - 4 pm

 


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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, 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

DECEMBER
Monday, December 4
Thursday, December 7
Monday, December 11
Wednesday, December 13
Thursday, December 14
Saturday, December 16
Monday, December 18
Tuesday, December 19
Wednesday, December 20
Thursday, December 21
Friday, December 22
Saturday, December 23
 
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

JANUARY
Wednesday, January 3
Thursday, January 4
Monday, January 8
Wednesday, January 10
Thursday, January 11
Monday, January 15
Tuesday, January 16
Wednesday, January 17
Thursday, January 18
Monday, January 22
Tuesday, January 23
Wednesday, January 24
Friday, January 26
Monday, January 29
Tuesday, January 30
Wednesday, January 31
 
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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
10 am - 4 pm
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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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(403) 253-4419 or toll free 1-877-745-6445
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