Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes

Square in a Square

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.

Dates: Surrey: Tues Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 16  10:00am – 11:00am or 11:30 – 12:30pm

Chilliwack:  Mon Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 15  10:00am – 11:00am

Fee: $10 session

Instructors: Tom Sketchley or Diana Olson


Christmas Club

Christmas Club: Using the new Modern Holiday Christmas projects book by Amanda Murphy as a guide, students will stitch a variety of both projects and quilts over the span of the year. The final 2 projects will be the pillow and stocking. It will be up to each individual student as to whether they choose a “modern” or “traditional” look for their fabrics. Supply list available.

Date: Surrey: Sat Sept 20, Oct 11, Nov 15, Dec 13 10:00am – 1:00pm

Fee: $23/ month for 4 months + Book $25.99

Instructors: Carole Hando

Skill Level: should have basic quilting skills


Jacobean Journey

Jacobean Journey Quilt: With HoopSisters you can make perfectly quilted, pieced, and decoratively stitched quilt blocks all in the hoop of an embroidery machine.  The 2014 EmbroidaBlock of the Month program combines the fun and unique HoopSisters technique with designed and digitized quilting by Sharon Schamber,   A centre medallion is surrounded by an inner border of beautiful appliqué flowers.   There is also an optional double French braid border design that also has its own quilted wall-hanging to coordinate with this heirloom quilt.  Make it with four fabrics in the top, or choose a “whole cloth” variation with only one fabric – it’s your choice. This is a great way to start using your embroidery machine! Come in and see our sample, this truly is a work of art.  Pattern is only available by taking the class.  Pattern available for all machines in sizes 5″, 6″, 7″, 8″, 9″.  Class started Jan but it’s not too late to start.

Teacher:  Liz Busby
Class Fees: $25/ month includes pattern + optional border cd not included

Skill Level: Basic Embroidery Skills

Dates: Surrey:

Evening Class : (Wed at 6:30pm – 8:30pm) Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 10

Or Day Class: (Fri at 10am – 12 noon) Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 12


Embroidery Club

Embroidery Club for All Embroidery Machines: We are starting a whole new embroidery club with a whole new line up of projects. We will learn how to cut up embroidery patterns to make a pumpkin, make a fun in the hoop mug rug and learn to embroider with Angelina fibers while making a beautiful lace snowflake.  All great projects that would make great gifts and just fun to make. This club has been designed to work on all current brands and models of embroidery machine with a min 5″ x 7″ hoop, if you are not sure if your machine will work give us a call to confirm.  This club is a great way for the beginner or the experienced embroiderer to become more familiar with their embroidery machine.  There will be a new project each month with new techniques learned each month.

Dates: Surrey: Sat Sep 20, Oct 11, Nov 15  1:30pm – 4:30pm

Or Tues Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18   10:00am – 1:00pm

Chilliwack: Wed Sep 24, Oct 29, Nov 26 10:00am – 1:00pm

Fee: $25 each session (must sign up for the whole term, pattern included)

Instructors: Liz Busby/ Judi Campbell

Skill Level: all levels


Blessings of Winter

Blessings of Winter Block of the Month: This wonderful quilt celebrates all the joys of crisp winter days with plenty of snowflakes, snowmen, ice skates, hot cocoa, and so much more!  Die-cut felt snowflakes make appliqué easy, while a variety of embellishments add sparkle and interest.  Each month’s kit will include the pattern (with full-color block photos), fabrics, and embroidery floss to complete one block.  Finished Size 55″ x 63″

Dates: Surrey: Wed Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 19  10:00am – 1:00pm

Fee: $23 + kit fee $20 (kits still available)

Instructors: Maureen Goldsmith


Cake Therapy

Cake Therapy and Beyond: We have a whole new line up of fun classes and patterns this year for Cake Therapy.  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.


ThursSep 4  – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Thurs Oct 2 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm or 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Thurs Nov 6 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm or 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Thurs Dec 4 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm or 6:30pm – 8:00pm


Thurs. Sep 25- 6:30pm – 8:00pm or Sat Sep 27 – 9:30am – 10:30am

Thurs Oct 23 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm or Sat Oct 25 – 9:30am – 10:30am

Thurs Nov 27 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm or Sat Nov 29 – 9:30am – 10:30am

Thurs Dec 18 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm or Sat Dec 20 – 9:30am – 10:30am



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 Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 12  5:00pm – 11:00pm

Surrey: Fee: $15

Chilliwack: Fri Sep 16, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 12  4:00pm – 10:00pm

Fee: $10.00 + a potluck item



Day Retreat

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. Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28, Dec 19    10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $5.00 plus a Pot Luck item

Chilliwack: Fri. Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28, Dec 19    10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $5.00 plus a Bag Lunch


Janome 2030

Sewing Machine Level 2

Sewing Machine Level 2: This class includes different types of buttonholes blind hem , rolled hem, sewing on buttons, stretch stitches, and other stitches on your machine.  Learn how important and useful your machines stitches are.  For those of you who just purchased a sewing machine at Tom’s or Countryfolk this would be one of your FREE lessons.

Date: Surrey: Tues Sep 23  2:00pm – 3:30pm

Chilliwack: by appointment

Fee: $10

Instructor: Liz Busby

Skill Level: Must have completed level 1


Janome 8900

Sewing Machine Level 3

Sewing Machine Level 3:  Level 3 is about computerized machines.  Decorative stitches, programming, memory , elongating stitches, balancing stitches.  You will be able to use more of those decorative stitches on your machine.  For those of you who just purchased a sewing machine at Tom’s or Countryfolk this would be one of your FREE lessons.

Date: Surrey: Tues Sep 30  2:00pm – 3:30pm

Chilliwack: by appointment

Fee: $10

Instructor: Liz Busby

Skill Level: Must have completed level 1



Serger Level 1

Serger Class Level 1: Do you have a serger, but don’t understand threading and tensions? This course will teach you how to thread your machine, balance your tensions, lock that stitch at the end of your seam and sew: inside corners, outside corners, inside curves and outside curves. The class manual is $25.00 but, if you sign up for at least three classes at once, the manual is half price.

Date: Surrey: Tues Sep 30  10:00am – 1:00pm

Chilliwack: by appointment

Fee: $20.00 + manual $25

Instructor: Liz Busby

Skill Level: beginner


***Registration required for all classes

*** Payment required at time of registration. Phone registration taken with credit card payment

***Cancellations must be made 4 business days prior to class for a full refund

***We reserve the right to cancel a class 48 hours before class, with full refund, if registration is too low.

***Please ensure you have your supply lists and all supplies before class.

***No babies, children or guests in class

***If you do not have supply list 7 days before class, please call the store

***Due to allergies please refrain from wearing perfume or other scents in the classroom.

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