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.
Linda Ward Linda grew up sewing almost anything and everything. She was in cahoots with her best friend and sister making puppets, then made all the costumes for dance recitals at her sister's studio. She has made clothes for family, tailored, and made bridesmaids dresses, but found her true calling in quilting. Linda has proven to be a prolific quilter, and loves taking the ordinary and transforming into the extraordinary.
Questions about classes or instructors? Call Pinheads at 587-254-1035
Check out our upcoming classes...
Rulerwork Club This is a self-directed club. Together with peers, students will work on their own projects in the store to share ideas and build techniques for completing their projects using quilting rulers. Participants will need to ensure they have a rulerwork foot that fits their machine. Dates and Times: Every second Wednesday afternoon starting January 15, 1 to 4 p.m. January 15, 29, February 12, 26, March 11, 25 Instructor: Workshop only Cost: $10.00 to confirm your space
Quick Curve Ruler Mini The Mini Quick Curve Ruler has established itself as a versatile tool to create many quilt patterns. In this class, students will learn the correct way to cut basic shapes, be given tips for accurate piecing and sewing curves, all while creating a unique project that they design. Dates and Times: Fridays, February 21 AND March 6, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Linda Hurd Cost: $100.00 plus pattern plus material
BQ6 By Maple Island Quilts, the BQ pattern series that has proven to be very popular, yet quite simple to create. Join Patti Williamson and Karen Duncan to create the latest design in the series. Dates and Times: Saturday, February 22, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. AND Sunday, February 23, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (if required to finish the quilt top) Instructors: Karen Duncan and Patti Williamson Cost: $100.00 plus pattern plus material Large Quick Curve Ruler The large Quick Curve Ruler is fun to play with! Linda will guide you through some of the perils and pitfalls of sewing curves to allow you to create some incredible projects. Dates and Times: Friday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Linda Hurd Cost: $100.00 plus pattern plus material
Jelly Roll Genius This quilt is a fantastic way to showcase a feature fabric using a jelly roll to fill in the background! This novel design offers a big bang for your buck when it comes to time savings as it goes together quite quickly. You can use precut jelly roll or slash through your stash by making your own jelly roll. You must be warned -- Jelly Roll Genius quilts are highly addictive -- there will likely be multiples in your future. Dates and Times: Thursdays, March 12 and 19, 6 to 9 p.m. AND Sunday, March 29, 1 to 4 p.m. Instructor: Linda Ward Cost: $150.00 plus materials
T-Shirt Quilt T-shirt quilts are a great way to memorialize hobbies, events, sports, etc. Students will receive ideas on how to put together different size blocks and screen printed shirts. This is a great way to utilize embellishments, if desired, as well as specialty stitches on your sewing machine. Dates and Times: Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Instructor: Cathy Forsyth Cost: $100.00 plus materials
Paperless Paper Piecing Description: This is a great way to learn paper piecing, without having to remove all the papers from the back! Linda Hurd teaches this innovative technique class, which is quickly becoming popular. Dates and Times: Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Instructor: Linda Hurd Cost: $100.00
Poppins Bag Just like Mary Poppins' bag, this bag will hold all your treasures and maybe more! This class will have some homework in order to complete the bag by the end of the second class. Dates and Times: Sunday, March 29 AND Sunday, April 26, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Cathy Forsyth Cost: $100.00 plus pattern plus materials
Free Motion Mastery in 30 Days Are you tired of stitching in the ditch? Do you want to start free motion quilting but are scared to death of ruining your quilt? Well lucky you! This class was designed specifically for scaredy cats! It is a fantastic step by step, organized approach to free motion quilting that both domestic machine and long arm quilters will benefit from. Working on just one block per day, your quilt will be done by the end of the 30 days and you'll be a more confident free motion quilter. Dates and Times: Thursday Evenings, 6 to 9 p.m., April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 14 AND Sunday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor: Linda Ward Cost: $150.00 plus supplies and book "Free Motion Mastery in a Month"
Bear-y Patches Wow! Great curved look, but no curved seams ... seams too goo to be true! This fun Bear-y Patches quilt offers the opportunity to get acquainted with this cool fold back method of creating the curved look. Whether starting anew or using up scraps, you can make your Bear-y Patches quilt uniquely your own. To make cutting more efficient, instructions on power cutting will also be presented. Dates and Times: Thursday Evenings: May 21, 28, June 4, 11 AND Sunday, May 31 Instructor: Linda Ward Cost: $150.00 plus supplies -- pattern required
Get to Know your New Bernina Cost: Free if you bought your Bernina from Pinheads, otherwise there will be a cost associated for the orientation. Times: Please phone to schedule a time that best suits your schedule and the classroom schedule. Bring your machine and all its accessories.
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