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)
Monday, January 22, 29 & February 5, 12 1 – 4 pm
What?! Another way to create hexagons?! Check your stash to use up any
colourful scraps to create this great quilt that can be adjusted to make
several sizes. Fun, fun, fun!
Monday, March 5, 12, 19, 26 1:30 – 4 pm
ELEPHANT & I
What a wonderful whimsical quilt to start with to learn foundation paper
piecing. This quilt is great for using up all those scraps you have. The
pattern is user friendly to make any size you like and it would be a
delight in any room. Also included in the pattern are instructions to
make a pillow to go with this lovely quilt. (pattern required)
Tuesday, February 13, 20, 27 & March 6 10 –
IN THE HOOP CUTWORK
With a combination of applique and cutwork create beautiful linen hand
towels, napkins, placemats, etc. These elegant tone-on-tone materials
and embroidery threads together will make beautiful pieces for your own
home or as gifts. (pattern/CD required)
Tuesday, January 30 & February
6, 13, 20 1:30 - 4 pm
THE HOOP QUILTING
WITH THE ACUFIL QUILTING KIT $35.00
Easily create in-the-hoop quilting with Janome’s Acufil Quilting
features using the Acufil Software and Hoop. This is an educational
class to learn the software and proper hooping techniques. These skills
will be put to use to complete the TABLE RUNNER & ACUFIL QUILTING
PROJECT in the class scheduled immediately after this class. Acufil kit
required for JANOME MC 500e, MC 450e, MC400e, Janome MC 15000 (comes
with the machine for the 15000)
Tuesday, March 13, 20
1:30 - 4 pm
ACUFIL TABLERUNNER &
QUILTING IN THE HOOP $55.00
In this class we will combine beautiful embroidery blocks with the
Acufil in-the-hoop quilting feature to create a stunning table runner
for a spring theme. (embroidery design and Acufil required)
Tuesday, March 27 & April 3,
10, 17 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.
Tuesday, February 13, 20, 27 6:30 – 9 pm
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.
Tuesday, March 13, 20, 27 6:30 – 9 pm
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.
Tuesday, April 10, 17, 24 6:30 – 9 pm
SEW BABY SEW
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.
Wednesday, January 24, 31 & February 7, 14 10:00
- 12:30 pm
CONVERTIBLE CLUTCH $55.00
This is the perfect clutch or shoulder bag. The inside has a zippered
divider for personal items and still has room enough to fit your wallet.
Make it casual or dress it up. In these classes we will talk about
interfacings and learn how to install purse hardware. (pattern required)
Wednesday, February 21, 28 & March 7, 14 10:00 -
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)
Wednesday, March 21, 28 & April 4, 11
10:00 - 12:30 pm
Is your scrap bin spilling over? Are you a material girl living in a
material world? Join Sharon as she helps you tame the fibre beast. This
class is fat quarter friendly and perfect for depleting the stash and
making room for more.
Wednesday, January 31 & February 7, 14, 21 1:30
– 4 pm
Cover up that boring old binder with something special that you make
yourself. Using either the decorative stitches on your machine or extra
bits of fabric in your scrap bin, you will create a one-of-a-kind binder
cover that shows off your personal style. They make perfect gifts for
the students in your life.
Wednesday, February 28 & March 7, 14 1:30 – 4 pm
This is the perfect bag to take with you on everyday errands. Use up
your smallest scraps to add interest to the front panel. A zippered
interior pocket, an adjustable cross-body strap and beautiful hardware
will make this your favourite go-to bag. (pattern required)
Wednesday, March 21, 28 & April 4, 11 1:30 - 4
ULTIMATE BEGINNER QUILTING $75.00
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)
Wednesday, January 24, 31 & February 7, 14, 21, 28
6:30 - 9 pm
If you have a difficult time
choosing colours for your quilting projects, join Sharon as she
introduces you to the basics of colour theory. While the store is
closed, we’ll be using bolts of fabrics to work on the different colour
harmony exercises and actually have fun doing it! (tool required)
Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21
6:30 – 9 pm
BQ GOES MINI
The BQ line of patterns has been popular for many years now. Here’s your
chance to go BQ Mini and make a great set of placemats to match your
décor. They’re so easy you’ll want to make extras to help celebrate the
seasons. (pattern required)
Wednesday, March 28 April 4, 11, 18 6:30 – 9 pm
R- DONE $30.00
This is a perfect opportunity to finish up some of those UFO’s
(UnFinished Objects) from projects that you started at the Ultimate.
Sharon’s available to help at any stage of your project. Remember
Sharon’s motto…"Finished is better than perfect!”
Wednesday, April 18 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Tired of winter? This delightful quilt will make you look forward to
spring. The pattern allows you to use large scale print fabrics that you
just don’t want to cut up.
Thursday, January 25 & February 1, 8 10 –
INTRO TO MACHINE
EMBROIDERY-LEVEL 1 $55.00
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 transfer purchased designs to your machine
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.
Thursday, February 15, 22 March 1, 15 10:00 -
INTRO TO MACHINE
EMBROIDERY-LEVEL 2 $55.00
Let’s take what we learned in level one machine embroidery and have some
fun embroidering on tea towels and bath towels. (pattern/CD required)
Thursday, March 22, 29 April 12, 19 10 – 12:30
QUILTED FLOORMATS- 3rd
Any skill level
First we used strips, then we used squares, now we create a modern art
look for the quilted floor mat by using strips and squares plus a whole
lot of daring! Warning: Quilted floor mats can be addictive!
Thursday, February 1, 8, 15 1:30 - 4 pm
ZIP FRONT VEST
Enjoy a cozy semi-fitted vest for spring and fall, made up in your
favourite colours and quilted as much or as little as you like.
Interline it with low-loft batting for some warmth or use flannelette
for a cooler feel. For non-quilters, easy machine quilting suitable for
clothing will be demonstrated.
Thursday, March 15, 22, 29 April 5, 12 1:30 – 4
REVERSIBLE SWING VEST
Imagine the possibility…a versatile vest that gives you 2 looks with one
project. The swing in this vest creates comfort while flattering most
body types. Make a playful side to this vest to wear over your jeans and
put your “art” and soul into the reverse side for dressier occasions.
Machine quilting suitable for clothing plus beading technique will be
Thursday, April 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17 1:30 – 4 pm
YOUR MACHINE $55.00
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
Thursday, January 25, February 1, 8 6:30 - 9 pm
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.
Thursday, February 15, 22 March 1, 8 6:30 – 9:00
Get ready to “Stack-n-Whack” your way to a stunning kaleidoscope while
practising this interesting technique. It’s the perfect project for that
beautiful all-over print you’ve been drooling over at the store. (book
Thursday, March 15, 22, 29 April 5 6:30 – 9:00
Learn how to make folded cathedral-style blocks which can be assembled
in a variety of ways to produce interesting and different wallhangings.
Thursday, April 12, 19, 26 6:30 – 9:00 pm
This stylish wallet triples as a clutch, wallet or purse. Closed with a
metal wallet frame it features two zippered pockets with a lot of room
for your phone, credit cards, cash and coins. (pattern required)
Friday, January 26 February 2, 9, 16 10:00 -
“I SPY” QUILT
I spy with my little eye the perfect class for you! This quilt puts
together some of your fabric scraps to make a fun game for you and the
family on your own couch or bed. Bring in your scraps of kid-friendly
designs and trade your fun materials with your classmates. (pattern/tool
Friday, February 23 March 2, 16, 23 10:00 -
TODDLERS’ TOP, DRESS & PANTS
Come dress your toddler for summer. This McCall’s pattern will leave you
with a pullover top, pants and dress. We’ll use elastic thread, learn to
make baby hems and attach ruffles to give your young ones this adorable
Friday, April 6, 13, 20, 27
10:00 - 12:30 pm
HEY MR. DJ!
When I first saw this pattern it reminded of the 45 records I used to
listen to as a teenager…yeah, I know…I’m dating myself! This is a
perfect chance to use up your favourite wild colours and also to perfect
your fusible machine applique skills. (pattern required)
Friday, February 2, 9, 16, 23 1:30 – 4 pm
This striking tablerunner is a bit of a challenge, but well worth it
when you see the results.
It’s a perfect way to incorporate a small
stripe for an even more interesting effect. (tool required)
Friday, March 2, 16, 23 April 6
1:30 – 4 pm
Sew…you want to learn the basics! Join Sharon as she teaches you how to
sew on buttons, how to hem pants…including jeans, how to darn holes in
t-shirts, how to take in clothes that are too large and many other basic
fixes that you may come across in the future. Some work is done by hand
and some by machine so you’ll learn a variety of methods to suit your
needs. A great chance to also bring in your sewing challenges for some
expert advice. Basic machine knowledge is necessary. (book required)
Friday, February 2, 16 March 2 6:30 – 9 pm
ZIG ZAG STRIPES
Half-square triangles have never looked better, especially with how fast
and easy they are made with Triangles-on-a-Roll. Bright and happy like
the sample or more subdued, your quilt will be beautiful no matter what
colour scheme you choose. It’s scrap bin or fat quarter friendly. (paper
Friday, March 16, 23 April 6, 13 6:30 – 9 pm
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)
Saturday, March 10, 24 April 14, 28 May 12 10 –
SUGAR CABIN $65.00
Confident Beginner ++
What happens when you mix traditional log cabin blocks with the stylized
maple leaf block from Studio 180 Designs? Join in the fun at the Maple
Sugar Cabin and you’ll find out. Great quilt for scrap lovers or
challenge yourself and go monochromatic. Some knowledge of Tucker Tools
Wing Clipper is recommended. Sizes range from wall-hanging to queen –
something for everyone. (tools required)
Saturday, March 10, 24 April 14, 28 May 12 1:30
– 4 pm
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
Saturday, February 17 & March 3 10 - 12:30 pm
Traditionally, when ladies learned to quilt, they made a sampler quilt
that allowed them to learn different techniques within the same quilt.
We’re still making a sampler, but with the use of more modern fabrics it
takes on a totally different look. Have fun with colour or choose a more
subtle colour scheme to suit your décor. You will learn so much. (book
and tools required)
Saturday, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16
1:30 – 4 pm
YOU LUCKY DOG! BLOCK OF THE
with wool before? If not, it’s time for a change. This delightful, cute,
fun, lovely…I can’t find enough words to describe this wallhanging. Give
your machine a rest and leave it at home and see what fantastic work you
can do with your hands. What a feeling of satisfaction. If you haven’t
done applique before, now is the time. You will receive a new block at
the beginning of each month for prepping. After you receive your first
block, 2 weeks later we will get together to socialize and create the
block. After that you should be good to go. Once you have completed all
your blocks a date will be set for “show and tell”. Can’t wait! (pattern
and kits required)
Saturday, January 27, February 24, March 17, April 21, May 26
10 - 12:30 pm
Sewww…what level of sewer are
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
BEGINNER ~ You
don't know the tools, have never sewn or have sewn very little.
~ You've dabbled and have a basic knowledge of your machine.
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
PSYCHO ADVANCED ~
You've done it all and now you want MORE...
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
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.
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.
recommendations: highlighters, binder with graph paper, post it notes,
zip lock sandwich bags and bull dog clips.
If not sure, ask as to whether
or not you will need your machine for the first class.
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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