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Teacher: Donna

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

Teacher: Donna

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     $55.00
Teacher: Donna
Confident Beginner

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 – 12:30 pm

Teacher: Margaret
Confident Beginner

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


Teacher: Margaret
Confident Beginner

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

Teacher: Margaret

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

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.

Tuesday, March 13, 20, 27     6:30 – 9 pm


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     $55.00
Teacher: Debra

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.

Wednesday, January 24, 31 & February 7, 14     10:00 - 12:30 pm

Teacher: Debra

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 - 12:30 pm

Teacher: Debra

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)

Wednesday, March 21, 28 & April 4, 11
10:00 - 12:30 pm

STASH BASHER     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon

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

BINDER COVER     $45.00
Teacher: Sharon

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

SPRING SLING     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon

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 pm

Teacher: Sharon

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)

Wednesday, January 24, 31 & February 7, 14, 21, 28
6:30 - 9 pm

COLOUR THEORY     $45.00
Teacher: Sharon

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     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon
Confident Beginner

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

GIT- 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. 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

SPRINGTIME     $55.00
Teacher: Donna
Confident Beginner

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 – 12:30 pm

Teacher: Margaret


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. (pattern/CD required)

Thursday, February 15, 22 March 1, 15     10:00 - 12:30 pm

Teacher: Margaret
Confident Beginner

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 pm

Teacher: Karen
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     $75.00
Teacher: Karen

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 pm

Teacher: Karen

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 taught.

Thursday, April 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17     1:30 – 4 pm

Teacher: Sharon

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.

Thursday, January 25, February 1, 8     6:30 - 9 pm

Teacher: Eleanor

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 pm

STACK-N-WHACK     $55.00
Teacher: Eleanor

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 required)

Thursday, March 15, 22, 29 April 5     6:30 – 9:00 pm

MAGIC SQUARES     $45.00
Teacher: Eleanor
Confident Beginner

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

PRIMA DIVA     $55.00
Teacher: Debra

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 - 12:30 pm

“I SPY” QUILT     $55.00
Teacher: Debra
Confident Beginner

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 required)

Friday, February 23 March 2, 16, 23     10:00 - 12:30 pm

Teacher: Debra
Confident Beginner

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 look.

Friday, April 6, 13, 20, 27
10:00 - 12:30 pm

HEY MR. DJ!     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon
Confident Beginner

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


Teacher: Sharon

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 BASIC     $45.00
Teacher: Sharon

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     $55.00
Teacher: Sharon
Confident Beginner

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 required)

Friday, March 16, 23 April 6, 13     6:30 – 9 pm

STARGET     $65.00
Teacher: Joanne

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 – 12:30 pm

Teacher: Joanne
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

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.

Saturday, February 17 & March 3     10 - 12:30 pm

Teacher: Sharon
Confident Beginner

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

Teacher: Donna
Confident Beginner

Worked 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 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.

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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