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WAVE LENGTH     $55.00
Teacher: Donna     Confident Beginner

This wonderful quilt can add beauty to any room. Whatever your colour palette desires, it will fit into the design of this quilt. It is 2 ½” strip and 10” square pre-cut friendly, so dig out those strip sets or layer cakes you’ve been collecting. (pattern required)

Tuesdays: October 17, 24, 31 & November 7     10 – 12:30 pm
 

INTRO TO MACHINE EMBROIDERY - LEVEL 1     $55.00
Teacher: Margaret     Beginner

This class is for you if you are new to machine embroidery, you haven't much experience or you aren't sure where to start. No problem…with this class you will learn all the machine's features, how to use the built-in embroidery designs, how to purchase and load designs from the internet and, finally, we will demystify what machine needles, threads, stabilizers and designs are paired together to create successful and beautiful finished projects. We will create two simple projects (free-standing lace ornaments and greeting cards) in the latter part of this class to help reinforce the information you have learned. (pattern/CD required)

Tuesdays: September 12, 19, 26 & October 3     1:30 - 4 pm


QUILTING IN THE HOOP     $55.00
Teacher: Margaret     Intermediate

Are you a machine quilter with a combination sewing/embroidery machine or an embroidery only machine and hadn't previously considered adding beautiful embroidery designs to your quilting projects? Well let's get started and expand your quilting repertoire. (pattern required)

Tuesdays: October 10, 17, 24, 31     1:30 - 4 pm


Afraid of your Serger???
Let Shirley help you tame the BEAST!


OUT OF THE BOX     $55.00

If you are afraid of your serger, don’t know how to thread and adjust tensions, this class is for you. Learn many of the basic skills to mastering this machine.


Tuesdays: October 3, 10, 17
6:30 – 9 pm


TAKE CONTROL     $55.00

Now that you know the basics, it’s time to learn more. Rolled hems, gathering, elastic and more. Take charge and learn more about your serger.

Tuesdays: October 24, 31 & November 7
6:30 – 9  pm


LET’S HAVE SERGER FUN     $55.00

At this point you know your serger, sew now we're just going to create. Samples include silky scarves, easy skirt and sew much more.

Tuesdays: November 14, 21, 28
6:30 – 9  pm


DAYTRIPPER BACKPACK     $65.00
Teacher: Debra     Intermediate

Pack me up before you go-go! With an assortment of handy pockets for your devices, phones, pens, papers and more, this backpack comes with loads of room for your bulky items. Come join Debra to make something truly useful. (pattern required)

Wednesdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27 & October 4     10 - 12:30 pm


ANNETTE HANDBAG     $55.00
Teacher: Debra     Intermediate

This satchel handbag is as stylish as it is practical. With a sleek and classic look this bag features handles, a removable shoulder strap, two exterior pockets and one zippered pocket. It will soon become your favourite bag. (pattern required)

Wednesdays: October 11, 18, 25 & November 1     10 - 12:30 pm


EVELYN HANDBAG     $65.00
Teacher: Debra     Intermediate

This handbag has two inside zipper pockets and a zipper closure at top to keep your belongings secure. In this class we will talk about interfacings and will learn two different methods to install zippers. It’s always great to learn new techniques. (pattern required)

Wednesdays: November 8, 15, 22, 29 & December 6     10 - 12:30 pm


WINDOWPANES     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

Make great use of your stash of batiks. Easy chain-piecing makes quick work of this great pattern. It will look just as beautiful as either a child's quilt with fun, whimsical prints or more masculine fabrics for the man in your life.

Wednesdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27     1:30 – 4 pm


OKEY DOKEY OWLS     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

So adorable! These fun and funky owls will definitely make you smile. Make a beautiful gift for that new baby in your family while practicing your machine appliqué skills. (pattern required)

Wednesdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25     1:30 -4 pm


PANEL FUN     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

There are so many gorgeous panels out there, but what the heck do you do with them once you get them home?! Sharon will help you design your own quilt using a panel that you love during the first class and offer suggestions for coordinating fabrics. Truly a learning experience.

Wednesdays: November 1, 8, 15, 22     1:30 - 4 pm


“GIFT”- R- DONE     $30.00
Teacher: Sharon

This is a perfect opportunity to finish up some of those UFO’s (UnFinished Objects) from projects that you started at the Ultimate and make them into Christmas presents. Sharon’s available to help at any stage of your project. Remember Sharon’s motto…
"Finished is better than perfect!"

Wednesday, December 6     1 - 5 pm


ULTIMATE BEGINNER QUILTING     $75.00
Teacher: Sharon     Beginner

Quilting for beginners can be quite overwhelming. Have you always wanted to learn how to quilt but didn't know where to start? This is the class for you! Join Sharon as she takes you through the lessons from cutting your fabrics to binding at the end and everything in between. This class is a great starting point to a creative and fulfilling hobby and you will be so proud to take home a completed quilt. (tools required)

Wednesdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27 & October 4, 11     6:30 - 9 pm


WHIRLIGIG     $45.00
Teacher: Sharon     Beginner

Dig into your mountain of scraps for this one or choose one of those fat quarter bundles you bought at the last quilt show you attended. Either way, you'll end up with a stunning quilt that you'll be proud to give as a gift or happy to just keep for yourself. (tool required)

Wednesdays: October 18, 25 & November 1     6:30 – 9 pm


NECESSARY CLUTCH WALLET     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon     Intermediate/Advanced

This wallet has been so popular for years now and shows no sign of slowing down. There's even a website devoted to addicts of this wallet! Choose a funky fabric that you love to make it truly unique to you. (pattern required)

Wednesdays: November 8, 15, 22, 29     6:30 – 9 pm
 


INTRO TO MACHINE EMBROIDERY - LEVEL 2     $55.00
Teacher: Margaret     Confident Beginner

Let's take what we learned in the Level one machine embroidery introduction class and have some fun embroidering on towels. Using Lunch Box Quilts Chocolate Recipe Towels designs you can combine 2 of your favourite things together…embroidery and chocolate! These make wonderful hostess gifts. (pattern required)

Thursdays: September 14, 21, 28 & October 5     10 – 12:30 pm


EMBROIDERING OUTSIDE THE HOOP     $55.00
Teacher: Margaret     Advanced

Feeling a bit restricted by the size of your embroidery machine's hoops? You can create continuous embroidery designs by learning to use Janome's cloth setter and using the multiple hooping techniques that you will learn in this class. Learn how to successfully use the cloth setter, paper templates and multiple hooping to create a table runner. (clothsetter and pattern required)

Thursdays: October 12, 19, 26 & November 9     10 – 12:30 pm


LABYRINTH WALK     $55.00
Teacher: Donna     Intermediate

Looking for a challenge? Join me for a walk into a 3D dimensional quilt. You can use any combination of fabrics to create this wonderful effect as long as the values are different. Wow! (pattern required)

Thursdays: November 23, 30 & December 7, 14     10 – 12:30 pm


QUILT-AS-YOU-GO CIRCLES     $55.00
Teacher: Donna     Confident Beginner

A quilt without binding! I had so much fun making this quilt. It will add fun to any room in your house. There are so many fabrics you can use in this quilt-as-you-go method. As an added bonus, you will learn how to make yo-yo’s for embellishment. (tool required)

Thursdays: September 21, 28 & October 5, 12     1:30 – 4 pm


QUILTED FLOORMATS - ANOTHER APPROACH     $35.00
Teacher: Karen     Confident Beginner

Perk up the kitchen, the bath or the bedroom at home or at the cottage. This session will introduce the 9 Patch design for the floor mat. This is the “ultimate” project for scrap busting. Warning: Quilted floor mats can be addictive!

Thursday, October 19 & 26     1:30 - 4 pm


SIMPLY SUPER QUILTED VEST     $55.00
Teacher: Karen     Confident Beginner +++

This casual vest is constructed in 3 modules, sewn and quilted separately, then joined together at the shoulders and sides using a decorative stitch. The technique is simple – the finished product is super. And the embellishment options are endless!

Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23     1:30 – 4 pm


MEET YOUR MACHINE     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon     Beginner

This class is designed for anyone new to sewing, returning to sewing or anyone who has purchased a new machine. Learn about threads, needles, tension, trouble shooting and machine maintenance. The purpose of the different stitches and basic feet will also be covered. Kit materials are included.

Thursdays: September 7, 14, 28     6:30 - 9 pm


BEGINNER SEWING     $55.00
Teacher: Eleanor     Beginner

Learn even more sewing terms and techniques and put into practice what you have learned with three simple projects. You will be making an easy pillow case, thread catcher and apron.

Thursdays: October 5, 12, 19, 26     6:30 – 9:00 pm


ALL WRAPPED UP FOR CHRISTMAS     $55.00
Teacher: Eleanor     Intermediate

This table runner is perfect for Christmas or for a special birthday celebration. The half-square triangle bows add the finishing touch to a stunning project.

Thursdays: November 2, 9, 16, 23     6:30 – 9:00 pm


VERSATILE TUNIC     $45.00
Teacher: Eleanor     Confident Beginner

Make a cozy nightshirt for someone special at Christmas or a lovely tunic for your own casual comfort while further practicing and expanding on the techniques introduced in Beginner Sewing.

Thursdays: November 30 & December 7, 14
6:30 – 9:00 pm

 


SEW BABY SEW     $55.00
Teacher: Debra     Beginner

Sewing for babies is “sew much fun!” Come join in on the fun while I teach you how to make your own crib sheets, a double-sided receiving blanket and a hooded bath towel. These items are perfect for the new mom and always popular for baby shower gifts.

Fridays: September 8, 15, 22     10 - 12:30 pm


BUTTERFLY SLING PURSE      $55.00
Teacher: Debra     Intermediate

The Butterfly Sling Purse features two exterior zipper pockets, a top closure strap and a long, adjustable body strap…the surprise is on the inside. When you open it up, you can get access to an internal slip pocket and internal zipper pocket perfect for coins and bills. (pattern required)

Fridays: September 29 & October 6, 13, 20     10 - 12:30 pm


RAMONA MINI HIPSTER      $45.00
Teacher: Debra     Beginner

This is a simple crossbody bag that features a zipper closure and an adjustable strap. This bag is perfect to carry your wallet, keys and cell phone. A great introduction to bag making…you’ll get hooked!

Fridays: October 27 & November 3, 10     10 - 12:30 pm


STASH AND DASH ORGANIZER     $45.00
Teacher: Debra     Intermediate

This handy little wrap features three inner pockets made from mesh for easy visibility of contents. Each pocket has a zipper closure so things won’t fall out. There’s also a clear vinyl slip on the back and an expandable strap to finish off the bag. Come and join in on the fun. (pattern required)

Fridays, November 17, 24 & December 1     10 - 12:30 pm


APPLE CORE     $45.00
Teacher: Sharon      Intermediate

Join Sharon to learn how to stitch gentle curves together. The Apple Core pattern is an old, traditional pattern that lends itself well to current fabrics and colour trends. This tablerunner can be made either with coordinating colours and patterns (like the autumn sample) or you can choose to use all your leftovers for a great scrappy runner. (tool required)

Fridays: September 8, 15, 29     1:30 – 4 pm


HEXIES     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon Confident     Beginner

Hexagons have been popular in the quilting world for ages. Join Sharon as she shows you three different methods and teaches you how to prep them for either hand or machine stitching. This is strictly a techniques class and no specific project will be done, however samples will be available to show you some options. (kit included)

Fridays: October 13, 20, 27     1:30 – 4 pm


SCRAP CRAZY     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

This little quilt is a wonderful way to use up your mountain of scraps and easily put together blocks using these awesome templates by Creative Grids. Be warned...they're addictive! (ruler set required)

Fridays: November 3, 10, 17, 24     1:30 - 4 pm


LOG CABIN     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon     Beginner

The log cabin quilt is my all-time favourite traditional quilt. Once you see the different settings and colour options, you'll understand why. The sample is very colourful, however, it will look equally beautiful using more sedate colours. Sharon's Ultimate Beginner Quilting Class is a prerequisite. (book required)

Fridays: September 8, 15, 29 & October 13     6:30 – 9 pm


BEGINNER MACHINE APPLIQUÉ     $45.00
Teacher: Sharon     Beginner

There are so many great appliqué patterns out there, but when it comes to using fusible web it can be very confusing for a beginner. Sharon will take you through all the steps for making this small, whimsical wallhanging. There will be great tips and tricks along the way to make the process less intimidating.

Fridays: October 20, 27 & November 3     6:30 – 9 pm


TRIANGLE STARS     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon     Intermediate

When this book came into the store the designs in it took our breath away. If you're looking for a challenge give this beautiful runner a try. Make it in Christmas fabrics for a fabulous addition to your holiday table or in colours to suit your décor. (book required)

Fridays: November 10, 17, 24 & December 1      6:30 – 9 pm


BREAD AND BUTTER      $45.00
Teacher: Joanne     Confident Beginner

Dress your table with this delightful runner, featuring ¼ square/hourglass blocks. The Tucker Trimmer I ensures every unit is accurate with perfect points. A great introduction to Tucker Tools. (tool required)

Saturdaym September 9     10 – 4 pm


HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES WORKSHOP     $30.00
Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

Scrap quilts are so popular and many of them require loads of half-square triangles. Join Sharon as she shows you several ways of making these popular quilting staples. In this case, an HST (half-square triangle…not the tax!) is a good thing. Strictly a techniques class…you will not be making a specific project.

Saturday, September 16     10 – 1 pm


CROWN JEWELS     $35.00
Teacher: Joanne     Confident Beginner +

The challenging LeMoyne Star is no longer just for experienced quilters. Using the Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star tool, the construction process has been simplified and is perfect for all skill levels. No “Y seams” here! (tool required)

Saturdays: September 23, 30     10 – 1 pm


SIGNS OF AUTUMN      $35.00
Teacher: Joanne     Confident Beginner +

Celebrate autumn with this duo – choose from the table runner or small quilt to showcase the colours of autumn in a combination of flying geese and maple leaf blocks. (tools required)

Saturdays: September 23, 30     1:30 – 4 pm


STARGET     $55.00
Teacher: Joanne     Intermediate/Advanced

Showcase your favorite colour in this monochromatic prize winning quilt. Using 4 different Tucker Tools, a variety of colour combinations and an ornate border, you will enjoy the challenge. (tools required)

Saturdays: October 28, November 11, 25 & December 9     10 – 12:30 pm


ATLANTIC FLYWAY     $35.00
Teacher: Joanne     Confident Beginner +

You will love flying geese again after completing this lovely wall hanging. Combine flying geese, staggered geese and stars and master the Wing Clipper tool. You will never avoid flying geese blocks again. (tool required)

Saturdays: November 11, 25     1:30 – 4 pm


SHIVA OIL STICKS     $25.00
Teacher: Joanne     Beginner

Have you been wondering what Shiva Oil Sticks are all about and how you would use them in your quilts? Join Joanne for some creativity. Suitable for all skill levels – you just need a sense of fun! You will learn how to use the oil sticks on fabric, different methods of application and working with stencils. A wide variety of oil sticks and tools will be available for you to play with – all are available for purchase.

Saturday, October 28     1:30 – 4 pm


MACHINE QUILTING     $45.00
Teacher: Sharon     Confident Beginner

In this class, join Sharon as she guides you through all the ins and outs of machine quilting on a domestic machine. The first class focusses on the walking foot (or even-feed attachment) and the second class has you letting go with free-motion quilting. This class is jam-packed with tips and tricks to make your machine quilting journey a little less intimidating.

Saturdays: October 21 & November 4
10 - 12:30 pm
 


KIDS KAN - SNAZZY SNEAKERS     $100
Teacher: Eleanor Confident Beginners     Ages 9 – 14

Kids who have completed our Kids Just Wanna Sew or, otherwise, have a good background in sewing basics, will learn machine appliqué techniques as they complete this fun wallhanging. (kit included in price)

Saturdays: October 14, 21 & November 4, 18     1:30 - 4 pm


 

SKILL LEVELS

Sewww…what level of sewer are you?

Over the last several years, we have noticed that there are those of you who do not give yourself enough credit and those of you who maybe aren’t quite ready for an advanced class and are maybe a bit overconfident. If you’re not sure, read below and ask us. We’ve all been there. It’s important to us that you enjoy your class, don’t get stressed and finish your project. We’re here to help!

BEGINNER ~ You don't know the tools, have never sewn or have sewn very little.

CONFIDENT BEGINNER ~ You've dabbled and have a basic knowledge of your machine.

INTERMEDIATE ~ You know your tools and machine and have done some basic quilting.

ADVANCED ~ You are a confident sewer and are welcoming challenges with new techniques and tools.

PSYCHO ADVANCED ~ You've done it all and now you want MORE...


Points to Ponder/Class Etiquette

It is the STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to pick up their requirement sheet 10 days prior to class.  We cannot call students to remind them.

We can no longer accept partial payment for classes. Payment in full is required to register.  This can be done in-person or over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard. A class credit will be issued if you cancel more than 10 days prior to class. If we cancel a class, your payment is fully refunded.

For the health and comfort of all, we insist that all classes be FRAGRANCE FREE.

Ultimate Sewing cannot take responsibility for lost items. Please label EVERYTHING.

We do not insist you purchase your supplies at USC, however it is appreciated as it helps to keep costs down.  Anything you purchase during your class is discounted.

You can come in and pick up a copy of our complete list of class policies.

If you are bringing a machine to class other than a Janome, and need new parts or specialty feet for it, please be sure to let us know and we can order them well in advance of the class.

Unless otherwise stated (and with homework done!), plan to finish only the quilt top in class.

Quilting and binding are taught separately…ask us why.

The teachers want the classroom to be a happy and energetic place to spend time in.  Please refrain from talking while the teacher is trying to instruct.  Some students have difficulty hearing when there is chatter in their background hearing.


Basic Sewing Kit

Please bring to every class:

Paper, fabric and trimming scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat and assorted rulers, thread, extra machine needles, bobbins, pins, seam ripper, marking pencil, paper & pencil.  Please label all of your supplies as we cannot be held responsible for lost or misplaced tools.

Shirley’s additional recommendations:  highlighters, binder with graph paper, post it notes, zip lock sandwich bags and bull dog clips.

Please be prepared and on time and make sure that your machine is in proper working order.  We do repair all makes and models of machines if you need it.

Keep in mind that although you will go home with a wealth of new knowledge, we also try to have fun.

Coffee and tea are always available, but bring lunch or a snack for any full day classes.

Come in and join us for a class, have some laughs and make new friends. Laughter is always free and the jokes never stop… Depends™ are optional!


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IF NOT SURE, ASK AS TO WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL NEED YOUR MACHINE FOR THE FIRST CLASS

 

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