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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 - Kim

$75 (Includes Pattern)

Friday and Saturday  
December 1 and December 2


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)
Wednesdays:
October 11, 18, & 25; November 1, 8, & 22
(Instructor: Kim)
-OR-

10:30 am - 1:30 pm 
 Wednesdays:
October 11, 18, & 25; November 1, 8, & 15
(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 only.  Students select their own fabrics for their quilt, making a unique, personalized quilt.

 


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Learn to Appliqué Daytime – Kim


$80 (Book Purchase Required)
Saturday, October 28 and Sunday October 29
-OR-
10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
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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Learn to Appliqué Evening – Kim


$90 (Book Purchase Required)
Wednesdays: September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 6:30 - 9:30 

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

 


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Sisters' Ten Sampler - Leslie


$170 (Book Purchase Required)
Fridays:
October 13, 20, & 27; November 3; and December 1

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This "modern traditional" sampler blends the best of both worlds, and allows you to learn various piecing methods. You will learn ten sampler blocks and make them twice, switching up the fabrics used in each to give a totally different look.

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Arabesque - Myrna


$140
Prep: Friday, November 17
Saturday, November 25 &
Sunday,November 26 &
Saturday, January 6
6:30 pm - 9:00 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.


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Bowls, Bowls, Bowls - Kim


$45 (Pattern Purchase Required)
Wednesdays:
November 29 and December 6

10:30 am - 1:30 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.

 

Catch-Up with Roxanne Nelson


$55

Sunday
October 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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Farm Girl Vintage Club - Leslie


$110 (Book Purchase Required)
Saturdays:
September 23, October 21, November 4, December 2, and January 6

4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

From the Farm Girl Vintage book by Lori Holt, participants will work in a club format through the 45 Farm Girl blocks in either the 6" or 12" size. Additional blocks of barns and tractors, and various settings are an option for each participant to personalize their final quilt. All blocks are pieced, and some use simple embroidery stitches for details. Selection of fabrics for each block individualizes the process, and makes everyone's quilt unique. If you do not wish to work from stash, fabric fat eighth bundles are available to purchase for the backgrounds and prints.

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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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


$110 (Book/Pattern Purchase Required)
Saturdays
September 9, October 14, November 18, December 9, and January 13
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm 
Tuesdays
September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, and January 9

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


$110 (Pattern Purchase Required)
Saturdays
September 30, October 28, November 25, December 16, and January 27

4:30 pm - 10:30 pm 

The Niemeyer Club focuses on foundation paper pieceing pattens by celebrated designer, Judy Niemeyer (www.quiltworx.com). Tarnished Windmills is a wall-size quilt, and features curved piecing and a strip-pieced lone star. Red River Star is a queen-sized version of Tarnished Windmills. Neither have any "Y" seams. 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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Rise Up Club - Kim


$110 (Book/Pattern Purchase Required)
Fridays:
September 8, October 13, November 3, December 8, and January 12
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sundays:
September 10, October 15, November 5, December 10, and January 14
 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The "Rise Up" club is for those participants looking for a challenge. This session we will be adding a new pattern to the selection of possible projects participants can work on. 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.

 

 

Walking Foot Quilting - Linda Hurd


$125

Sundays:
December 3 and 17



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. 

If less than seven (7) days' notice is provided, a refund will be issued only if the spot can be filled by another participant, and the refund will only be made by gift certificate.  There are no refunds via credit or debit card.

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

 
$26 per session

OCTOBER
Friday, October 20

NOVEMBER
Friday, November 17

DECEMBER
Friday, December 15

JANUARY
Friday, January 5
Friday, January 19

 


10 am - 4 pm


10 am - 4 pm


10 am - 4 pm


10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm

 


Kim


Kim


Kim


Leslie
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

OCTOBER
Monday, October 2
Wednesday, October 4
Thursday, October 12
Monday, October 16
Tuesday, October 17
Thursday, October 19
Saturday, October 21
Monday, October 23
Tuesday, October 24
Friday, October 27
Monday, October 30
Tuesday, October 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

NOVEMBER
Thursday, November 2
Saturday, November 4
Monday, November 6
Thursday, November 9
Friday, November 10
Monday, November 13
Wednesday, November 15
Thursday, November 16
Sundday, November 19
Monday, November 20
Tuesday, November 21
Friday, November 24
Monday, November 27
Tuesday, November 28
Thursday, November 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
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm

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
 
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
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
askus@alongcamequilting.com