Participation is not confirmed until payment has been received by Pinheads. A minimum of three people are required to go ahead with the class. Upon confirmation of registration, class requirements will be distributed.
Class fees are refundable only in the form of a store credit, unless previous arrangements have been made.
Class participants should bring the following to class every week: sewing machine, rotary cutter and mat, quilting ruler, thread, straight pins, stitch ripper, measuring tape, small scissors, safety pins, walking foot to fit your machine. Other supplies may be requested by the instructor. Please ensure your sewing machine is in good working order and that you know how to thread it.
In the case of children’s classes, Pinheads respectfully requests no toy sewing machines.
Kit fees will be additional to the class fee unless otherwise stated.
Class participants will be offered a 10 percent discount towards class supplies.
Class participants are asked to pre-purchase class supplies so that classes can start on time. Class supplies should not be purchased until confirmation has been received that the class is going ahead, i.e. minimum three people enrolled.
Cell phones should be put to silent or vibrate mode; phone conversations should be kept to a minimum so as not to disrupt the class.
Pinheads will be open for regular business while classes are in session except Thursday evenings.
Participants are welcome to bring water bottles and non-greasy, non-sticky snacks.
Meet Pinheads’ Teachers
Joanne Deaver Joanne sewed her first pair of baby doll pajamas for a Girl Guide badge, taught by her best friend's mom. She fell in love with sewing and still owns the portable Singer that she bought at the tender age of 13 with her babysitting money. She loves the challenge of quilting placemats, tote bags or rag quilts and enjoys learning new techniques. Joanne works full time to support her sewing habit and enjoys spending time with her family!
Karen Duncan / Patti Williamson Patti Williamson and Karen Duncan are excited to teach for us. Together, Karen and Patti have created each of the BQ patterns, which are great patterns for large scale prints and they go together quickly! Patti has been quilting for 15-ish years and sewing other stuff for many more. Karen has been quilting for many years and is a long-arm quilter as well.
Cathy Forsyth Co-Owner of Pinheads, Cathy has been creating since she was a young child. Balls of yarn, scraps of fabric and skeins of embroidery floss kept her occupied in her youth. Grade 7 saw the creation of a pair of polyester “hot pants” – doesn’t that age her! Cathy first developed a passion for quilting through a beginner quilting class in Calgary almost 40 years ago – no free motion quilting at that time; blocks were sewn by machine, but hand quilted. Cathy loves teaching, mentoring, and finding out what makes things work. When she’s not teaching, you’ll often find her cleaning our demo Berninas, practicing new techniques, or creating store samples for Pinheads.
Linda Hurd Although Linda is the wife of Wayne Kollinger, Linda does not stand in his shadows. Linda is an accomplished quilter in her own right. She not only manages the schedule of Tuxedo Park Design, but also teaches Walking Foot Quilting and Quilt as you Go. Linda is Wayne’s “Vanna White” when he does his trunk shows and adds a great deal of humour to Wayne’s presentation (including facial expressions!).
Wayne Kollinger Wayne criticized one quilt too many and his wife challenged him to do better. So, he learned to sew and quilt and has never looked back. Today he's a successful pattern designer and quilt instructor. Wayne has also published the book “Designing Quilts is Easy”, available through C&T Publishing. Wayne resides in Calgary with his wife, Linda Hurd, who together own Tuxedo Park Design.
Gail Robinson Gail is known locally as the "Binding Lady" due to her proficiency at hand binding quilts for those that use her services. Gail has been a professional seamstress and now enjoys quilting and doing for others.
Allison Spence Allison A.K.A. Meadow Rose Quilts has a long history with crafts of all kinds. She started quilting when her eldest daughter was born (she's now 35!!!) by learning to make a yarn tied baby quilt. That was the start of an incredible and most enjoyable journey. Allison knows machines - she sold them for 13 years and can usually troubleshoot any issues in classes. Allison loves to teach others how to quilt. The joy and satisfaction in student's eyes when they "get it" is almost payment enough! Allison splits her time between quilting on her longarm for herself and customers, creating new projects to quilt, and teaching others about all aspects of quilting and sewing. Allison is a Handi-Quilter National Educator.
Questions about classes or instructors? Call Pinheads at 587-254-1035