Class Schedule

Class Schedule

Here is our new list of classes and clubs that will run for July – August at which time another list will be available.

We are starting the season with a “Class Launch” in the Surrey store.  Surrey will have their class launch on Tues June 24 at 1:00pm.  Join us as we go over all the great classes running for summer.  It’s a good time to see the samples, ask questions and register for classes.  Drop in to Countryfolk anytime and see class samples.

Sign up for classes by Sat June 28 at 5:00pm and receive 10% off classes, clubs excluded.


Class schedule available on the website next week at


Cake Therapy

Cake Therapy and Beyond: We are starting a whole new Cake Therapy.  If you’ve been to Cake Therapy in the past this will be a whole new concept with a whole new line up of projects.  If you haven’t already attended Cake Therapy, then it’s time you did and find out what you are missing.  All we are going to tell you is it takes place once a month at both stores and there are NO FEES for these sessions, but there will be cake!  And of course laughter, friends, coffee and tea!  What quilter doesn’t need a little “Therapy”, so sign up today to reserve your spot.


Thurs Jun 26 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm or Sat Jun 28 – 9:30am – 10:30am

Quilt Block Challenge

Quilt Block Challenge: In January we started a monthly quilt block challenge and due to its great success we will be continuing.  Each month come in to the store and pick up your 5″ charm square and make a 12.5″ unfinished quilt block using this fabric somewhere in the block.  The block needs to be handed in by the last day of the month.  Over the next month all the customers in the store will have a chance to vote on the blocks.  The viewer’s choice will win a $25 gift certificate, we will also have a random draw winner for a $10 gift certificate.   Block must be pieced and can contain appliqué or embroidery.  All quilt blocks will be donated to make charity quilts.

Block Deadline Dates: Surrey/ Chilliwack: Mon Jun 30, Thurs July 31,  Sat Aug 30      


Win Fabric for a Year
Fabric Stash

Win Fabric for a Year: We have decided to continue our win fabric for a year contest as the charities have been so thrilled to receive the quilts and have raised hundreds of dollars auctioning them off.  Create a quilt in the year 2014 by Sat Oct 14 and enter to win fabric for a year.  See rules in the store. At the end of our Contest we will hold a quilt trunk show to give everyone a chance to see the amazing entries that are donated.  Random draw winner will receive $100 gift certificate/ month for 12 months, viewers choice winner will win $50 gift certificate/ month for 12 months.



Pillow Case Day

Pillow Case Day! :Are you looking for a fun way to use up some of your stash while helping others? We will be holding a free, one day pillowcase making session, where store staff will lead you through the steps of creating a fast and easy pillowcase. We are hoping that you will want to stitch one or more to donate to a local charity and or Children’s Hospital. We suggest that you use children’s prints or funky brights for the ones you will be donating. We will also be continuing to collect pillowcases for our next delivery to Children’s Hospital this summer as they are in need of more pillowcases.  Bring along a potluck dish to share.

Dates: Chilliwack: Thurs Aug  7  10:00am – 4:00pm

Surrey: Thurs Aug  7  10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: NA potluck dish

Coordinator: Liz Busby/ Diana Olson

Skill Level: all levels


Square in a Square Club

Square in a Square Club: Jodi Burrows wanted to find an easy way to create amazing quilt blocks so she created the square in a square ruler system. Come and learn new simple ways to make quilt blocks. Find out how simple it can be to put together a variety of perfect quilt block. You can join this club any month and learn this great technique. We make a different block each month. Join at any time!

Dates: Surrey: Tues Jun 24, July 22, Aug 26 10:00am – 11:00am or 11:30 – 12:30pm

Fee: $10 session

Instructors: Tom Sketchley


Day Retreat

Day Retreats/ UFO Days

Would you like to spend the day in the company of other quilters, away from the distractions at home? Then you need to sign up for one of our Day Retreats. We will provide a friendly work area, refreshments and even pop in now and then to make sure you are working hard. All you have to do is bring a potluck item and a project(s) you would like to work on.

Date: Surrey: Fri July 25, Aug 22    10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $5.00 plus a Pot Luck item

Chilliwack: Wed July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27    10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $5.00 plus a Bag Lunch

Quilt Til You Wilt

“Quilt Til You Wilt”

These evenings continue to be very popular! Come in for an evening of “Fun and Finishing”. Bring in those UFOs and the staff will guide you in finishing them. It’s always a lot more fun to work with other quilters. We’ll have coffee, tea, and hot chocolate on hand and order in supper. Come to one or come to them all. Bring along any project that you want to work on. Call us now to reserve your spot as these sessions fill very quickly. If you would like to use one of our classroom sewing machines please let us know as soon as possible.

Date: Surrey: Fri July 18, Aug 15  5:00pm – 11:00pm

Fee: $15

Hoopsisters Mystery Quilt Workshop

 Hoopsisters Mystery Quilt Workshop:  Come in and work on your Hoopsisters Mystery Quilt and enjoy some air conditioning.  Have some fun working with friends, get help when needed and get a project finished over the summer.

Date: Surrey: Fri July 4, 11, 18, Aug 1, 8, 15, 29 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Chilliwack: Fri Jun 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  9:30am – 12:30pm

Fee: NA

Instructor: Kerri Sketchley



Colourwash: Do you want to learn how to strip-piece? Do you want to use your stash to make a beautiful quilt? Do you want to learn about colour values/shades? Then come and learn how to make this quilt that looks complicated but is quite easy. Due to popular demand we are running this class again. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Date: Surrey: Sat July 5 10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $45

Instructor: Irene Harvalias

Skill Level: Beginner & Beyond


Sew to Go

Sew to Go:The Sew To Go Collection by Pickle Pie Designs includes 3 great embroidery projects to help you carry, store, and identify your sewing supplies when you bring them along to sewing classes and quilting bees!  The scissor case, USB Case and Monogrammed scissor fobs also make great little gifts for your friends.  These projects are fun, fast projects that can be finished while you are in class.

Date: Surrey: Thurs July 10  10:00am – 12:00pm

       Chilliwack: Fri July 11  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Fee: $15 + Pattern $31.50

Instructor: Liz Busby/ Judy Campbell

Skill Level: Must have Embroidery Skills


Label Making

Label Making It’s not done until the label is on. It is so important to sign and date your work and I will show you come easy and creative ways to accomplish this feat.

Date: Surrey: Tues July 8 10:00am – 1:00pm

Fee: $ 23

Instructor: Cindy Newton

Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Block of the Week
  “Block of the Week”:  Come and learn a new block (or old).  It might be pieced or appliquéd.  But whatever it is, it will be a surprise! Come to one or come to them all but you only have to pay for one per month.

Date: Chilliwack: Tues  July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26  10:00am 11:00am

Fee: $10/ month

Instructor: Diana Olson, Judy Campbell

Skill Level: Beginner & Beyond

Stack’n Whack
Stack 'n Whack

Stack’n’Whack: Learn the Stack ‘n’ Whack technique to make a wonderful pinwheel quilt that looks like a kaleidoscope. Only two fabrics required. A novelty print or any large/medium print will do. Florals can be beautiful. And a background colour. (not the background of the print.)

Date: Surrey: Sat July 12 10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $45 + book $21.95

Instructor: Cindy Newton

Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills


Sew Trendy Cross Body Bag

Sew Trendy Cross Body Bag:  Fully lined bags with no exposed seams give you professional results! Create beautiful monogrammed cross body bags with your embroidery machine with this fabulous in the hoop embroidery project!   Everything is stitched in the hoop – including the zipper, the ribbon, and the strap.   Once you’ve learned how to do this simple project in the hoop you won’t be able to stop and they make great gifts.

Date: Surrey: Mon July 14 10:00am – 12:00pm

Chilliwack: Fri July 25  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Fee: $ 15 + pattern $22.50

Instructor: Kerri Sketchley/ Judy Campbell

Skill Level: Beginner Embroidery Skills


Snowball Beginner Quilt

Snowball Beginner Quilt: Make a traditional pattern a modern way. This class will accommodate the absolute beginner. You will learn fabric selection, rotary cutting, piecing, block joining, basting the layers, as well as the basics of machine and hand quilting in the six sessions. Supply list available. Finished Quilt is 40 x 52.

Date: Surrey: Mon July 14, 21, 28, Aug 11, 18, 25 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Fee: $ 90.00

Instructor: Cindy Newton

Skill Level: beginner


Whiskers and Wings

Whiskers and Wings Hallowe’en in the summer. Get a jump start on your Hallowe’en décor. This is a wonderful paper pieced pattern. You can make three different blocks in 3 different sizes. If you’ve always wanted to learn paper piecing this is the project for you or if you are looking for a something fun and different. It takes a little practice and a few pointers but it always works out. Using paper piecing can make your points the pointiest.

Date: Surrey Tues July 15, 29, Aug 5 10:00am – 12:00pm

Fee: $ 45

Instructor: Cindy Newton

Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills


Stripey Quilt

Stripey Quilt: If you want to use up all those strips that are left over from previous projects then this is the quilt for you. You will also learn how to “quilt as you go” putting your quilted blocks together with two different colours of sashing, one for each side. We will also talk about how to do a two-colour binding. By the time the day is over, you will have a small quilt that’s already quilted. To finish the project all you’ll need to do is hand sew the second side of the sashings and put the binding on. It’s easy, it’s fast, it’s fun!

Date: Surrey: Sat July 19 10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $45

Instructor: Irene Harvalias

Skill Level: beginner


Cone Flowers
Cone Flowers: Fusible web appliqué with your choice of outline stitches makes this little wallhanging come together quickly and easily. Lots of choices for a seasonal or themed project. One will be just the start.

Date: Surrey: Thurs July 24 10:00am – 2:00pm

Fee: $30 + pattern $10.95

Instructor: Cindy Newton

Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills


Playing with your Jellyroll
Playing with your Jelly Roll: Do you have a jelly roll or any other set of 2 ½” strips sitting in your stash and are you wondering what to do with it? Well, wonder no more. By sewing all those strips together, you can make a multitude of different blocks. All you need is that Jelly Roll, your sewing machine, a cutting mat, ruler and cutter, and your imagination. Come and have some fun creating unique blocks and make a quilt like nobody else’s.

Date: Surrey: Sat July 26 10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $45

Instructor: Irene Harvalias

Skill Level: Basic Quilting Skills


Monogrammed City Tote

Monogrammed City Tote: A Simple tote for an up to date fashion statement. In class you can use your embroidery machine to embellish the bag tab or use your circular attachment to embellish the bag. Either method is a perfect coordinate for this fun summer bag. Pattern included.

Date: Surrey: Thurs July 31 10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $45

Instructor: Liz Busby

Skill Level: Beginner


Cats Meow
Cats Meow:Whether you are a cat lover or know some-one that loves cats, this quilt pattern is a must have. Seven adorable embroidery appliqué cats and five additional cat related designs complete this collection.  We will use these designs to make a fun must have wall hanging.

Date: Chilliwack: Fri Aug 8, 15  1:00pm – 4:00pm

Fee: $45 + embroidery patterns $55.95

Instructor: Judy Campbell

Skill Level: must have basic Embroidery Skills


Wistful: A great fun way to make a fabulous quilt using those 2 ½ inch strips. You can use a jelly roll or cut your own. It can be scrappy or planned or planned scrappy. Using a common background fabric speeds up the cutting and makes the focal colours sing. You can use ivory, white, black or any other colour as your background to work up this striking pattern.

Date: Surrey: Sat Aug 9  10:00am – 2:00pm

Chilliwack: Tues Aug 19  10:00am – 2:00pm

Fee: $30 + pattern $2.95

Instructor: Cindy Newton/ Diana Olson

Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills


Boutique Glasses Case/ Wallet in the Hoop
Boutique Glasses Case/ Wallet In the Hoop: Store your reading glasses in style! This glasses case is made entirely in the hoop, making it a quick and easy project with fabulous results!  This in the hoop embroidery design will become a quick favorite!  This is also a great cover for your rotary cutter.  This pattern also has 2 sizes of zipper bags made in the hoop.

Date: Surrey: Mon Aug 11  10:00am – 12:00pm

Chilliwack: Fri July 18  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Fee: $ 15 + pattern  $33.95

Instructor: Kerri Sketchley/ Judy Campbell

Skill Level: beginner Embroidery


Sunflower String Quilt
Sunflower String Quilt: Using a couple of easy tricks you can make a scrappy quilt in no time at all. A great way to use up those scraps and make a bright, cheerful quilt that looks a little more planned than scrappy.

Date: Surrey: Tues Aug 12 & 19   10:00am – 12:00pm

Chilliwack: Mon Sep 8 & 15  10:00am – 12:00pm

          Fee: $ 30

          Instructor: Cindy Newton/ Judy Campbell

          Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills


Peekaboo Bag
Peekaboo Bag:  Machine Embroidery bag, made entirely in the hoop of your embroidery machine with no additional sewing needed! Our fun and functional Peekaboo Bags feature clear vinyl fronts so you can easily see what’s inside! They hold everything from pencils, sewing supplies to cosmetics, and computer cords.

Date: Surrey: Thurs Aug 14  10:00am – 12:00pm

       Chilliwack: Fri Aug 22  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Fee: $15 + Pattern $33.75

Instructor: Liz Busby/ Judy Campbell

Skill Level: Must have Embroidery Skills


There’s One in Every Crowd

There’s One in Every Crowd:  An easy fusible appliqué project with a sense of humour, Each block only has two appliqué pieces. A bit of embroidery by hand or machine, some optional embellishment and you are done. Pieced corners to make a secondary jewel box pattern adds some character to these whimsical shapes.

Date: Surrey: Thurs Aug 21 & 28   10:00am – 12:00pm

          Fee: $ 30

          Instructor: Cindy Newton

          Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills

Walking Foot Quilting

Walking Foot Quilting  How do you know where to quilt? Choosing patterns and planning what to do can be easier than you think. Using your walking foot is the easiest way to finish quilting some of those tops we all have. We will discuss threads and tips and tricks. Bring a quilt already basted with pins, thread or spray baste, and we will make a plan for it and get it underway.

Date: Surrey: Sat Aug 23   10:00am – 2:00pm

          Fee: $ 30

          Instructor: Cindy Newton

          Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills


Out Back: This little pattern is such fun to put together and the pattern comes with the button pack. You can also order extra button packs if you want to make multiples. I can see these little cuties making great gifts. Fusible web with whatever stitching you want makes this an easy appliqué project

Date: Surrey: Sat Aug 30  10:00am – 2:00pm

Fee: $30 + pattern $19.95

Instructor: Cindy Newton

Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills


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