Located in Canada 6432-1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G6 | askus@alongcamequilting.com | (403) 253-4419 or toll free 1-877-745-6445
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Thu 10-7
Fri 10-5
Sat-Sun 10-4
Along Came Quilting
CLASSES, QUILT ALONGS, AND SEWCIALS



Classes



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

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Begin With The Basics $145 (Includes Book)
Wednesdays:
March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; April 5
(Instructor: Kim)
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Tuesdays:
March 21 and 28; April 4, 11, 18, and 25
(Instructor: Leslie)
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Wednesdays:
April 12, 19, and 26; May 3, 10, and 17
(Instructor: Karen)
10:30 am - 1:30 pm



6:30 pm - 9:30 pm



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.

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Learn to Appliqué Kim $75 (Book Purchase Required)
Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19
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Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Sisters' Ten Sampler Leslie $155 (Book Purchase Required)
Thursdays: March 2, 9, 16 and 30; April 6
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Fridays: March 17, 24, and 31; April 21 and 28
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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Bowls, Bowls, Bowls Kim $40 (Pattern Purchase Required)
Wednesdays: May 3 and 10 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.


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Farm Girl Vintage Club Leslie $100 (Book Purchase Required)
Saturdays:
February 4, March 4, April 1, May 13, and June 3
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.
Classes may be paid for and attended individually, providing club session is not sold out. Please ask staff for price and policies.

Hexie Pineapple Kim $80
Saturdays: March 4 and 25; April 29
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Wednesdays: June 14, 21, and 28
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 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 $100 (Book/Pattern Purchase Required)
Saturdays:
February 11, March 11, April 8, May 6, and June 10
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Tuesdays:
February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, and June 13
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm



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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Rise Up Club Kim $100 (Book/Pattern Purchase Required)
Fridays:
February 10, March 10, April 7, May 12, and June 9
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Sundays:
February 12, March 12, April 9, May 7, and June 11
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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 third pattern to the selection of possible projects participants can work on. Dreamcatcher by Laundry Basket Quilts joins Common Bride by Laundry Basket Quilts and 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.

Sewing Machines 101 Allan Emerson $40
Saturday, June 24 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Knowledge is power, and knowing how a sewing machine operates and how to maintain it can save you lots of anguish and exasperation. In this class, Allan will cover:
* Basic sewing machine lingo.
* How to perform basic maintenance on your machine.
* Learn how to troubleshoot problems with your machine.
* Learn the differences of needles and which needle to use for the purpose and fabric/thread being used.
* Learn how to adjust tension and bring tension back to base.

Walking Foot Quilting Linda Hurd $55
Sunday, April 30
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Thursday, May 11
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. 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.

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 special 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 @ 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 requirementss, 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.

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.

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 partcipant's requirements with everyone working at their own pace. These are an excellent opportunity for class attendeess who would like more time and instruction to finish their projects. (Note, each person has their own table.)
*See Policies below schedule.

Quilt Alongs
$24 per session
FEBRUARY
Friday, February 17
Tuesday, February 21

MARCH
Friday, March 3
Friday, March 24

APRIL
Friday, April 28

MAY
Friday, May 19
Tuesday, May 23

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Friday, June 2
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Quilt Along Registration/Cancellation Policy

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
$9.50 per session
FEBRUARY
Wednesday, February 1
Thursday, February 2
Friday, February 3
Monday, February 6
Thursday, February 9
Monday, February 13
Thursday, February 16
Friday, February 24
Monday, February 27
Sunday, February 26
Tuesday, February 28

MARCH
Sunday, March 5
Monday, March 6
Monday, March 13
Monday, March 20
Tuesday, March 21
Sunday, March 26
Monday, March 27
Tuesday, March 28

APRIL
Saturday, April 1
Sunday, April 2
Monday, April 3
Monday, April 10
Wednesday, April 12
Thursday, April 13
Monday, April 17
Tuesday, April 18
Wednesday, April 19
Thursday, April 20
Friday, April 21
Monday, April 24
Tuesday, April 25
Wednesday, April 26

MAY
Monday, May 1
Thursday, May 4
Friday, May 5
Saturday, May 6
Monday, May 8
Sunday, May 14
Monday, May 15
Tuesday, May 16
Wednesday, May 17
Thursday, May 18
Wednesday, May 24
Friday, May 26
Saturday, May 27
Sunday, May 28
Monday, May 29
Tuesday, May 30
Wednesday, May 31

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Thursday, June 1
Monday, June 5
Monday, June 7
Thursday, June 8
Monday, June 12
Thursday, June 15
Saturday, June 17
Sunday, June 18
Monday, June 19
Tuesday, June 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.



Along Came Quilting
6432-1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G6
(403) 253-4419 or toll free 1-877-745-6445
askus@alongcamequilting.com