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Classes and Workshops

Make Kate’s Open Quilt Studio your new quilting, sewing and embroidery home to learn new techniques, to push past the traditional to try new things that increase your skills. Whether you’re working on your first pieced quilt top, pillowcase, or a challenging piece of textile art to hang on your wall, we are happy to help. Every student and every project is important to us. We offer dynamic bilingual classes for beginners and advanced quilters alike. We can’t wait to share our passion with you!

What you need to bring for Nearly Every Class

Your sewing machine in good working order with the instruction manual and a sewing kit. Sewing kits consist of the following items - needles, thread, seam ripper, scissors, straight pins, pencil/pen and paper (or notebook), quilting ruler, rotary cutter and cutting mat and an extra bobbin. You are welcome to borrow a Bernina or Baby Lock for the day. Just call ahead to verify which machines are available.

Please arrive between 10 - 15 minutes before class so we may begin on time

Class Registration Policy:

*Please read carefully before registering for any classes*

 

  • Register in person, by phone at 506-532-6456 or online at https://www.openquiltstudio.com/classes.htm

  • Payment must be made to guarantee your space in class

  • Class registration fees are non-refundable, unless we have an insufficient number of people to fill the class or if there is someone else to fill your spot. 

  • Books or patterns bought for class are non-refundable and non-returnable regardless of class cancellations. 

  • You are responsible to ensure that you get a supply list at least one week prior to class. 

  • Please respect those with allergies and refrain from wearing perfumes, scented lotions and hair sprays.

  • Be aware that some classes require pre-class preparations and homework.

  • Basic supplies will not be provided if you forget to bring your own to class. Kate’s Open Quilt Studio requires that you bring your own sewing supplies, rotary cutter, rulers and cutting mats.

  • You are required to bring your own sewing machine, and your machine must be in good working order before classes start.


*** Copyrighted Material - Many of the classes we offer will require the purchase of a pattern or book. Since the information contained in these books and patterns is considered ‘copyrighted’ material, it is illegal to photocopy all or any portion of the information.***
Sew Days @ the Studio!
- Feb 28, 2024 10:00 am

Join us from 10 - 4 for a Sew Day at the Studio. Work on your own projects or join us while we work on a Charity Quilt and volunteer your skills and time. Limit of 5 people in Studio for a sew day so book early before our seats run out!

Cost: $ FREE
This 12 week course will challenge you to look at patterns that demand various rulers and learn to pick which rulers you actually need for a project and how to use your basic rulers to complete it. Technique Sampler will also challenge you to develop your quilting and piercing skills while giving you the techniques to master complex and challenging quilts. This class is an intermediate level class. You must have experience in machine piecing, and you must have more than one quilt under your belt. We will be exploring different construction methods and techniques to create a sampler quilt that helps you build your toolkit of skills. We will be covering the entire quilt over 12 weeks. With 2 quilt sizes to choose from, Ann Mitton will guide you as you create this interesting skill builder quilt. Thursdays: 1 - 4pm: Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Mar. 7, 14, 21

Cost: $ 180.00
Introducing the City Sampler QAL, in collaboration with Tula Pink's book and Kate's Open Quilt Studio. Are you ready to create a masterpiece? Join us as we embark on a nine-week journey to complete blocks of the iconic City Sampler quilt. For only $25.00, you'll gain access to exclusive tips, tricks, and guidance from Ann herself. Each week, complete three out of five selected blocks to enter our thrilling weekly draw for a chance to win a $35.00 gift card. Plus, by posting photos of your completed blocks in the vibrant community of Kate's Open Quilt Studio Facebook Group, you'll automatically be entered into the draw! Fridays: 10 - 11am: Feb. 2, 9, 23, March 1, 8, 22, April 5, 26, May 3

Cost: $ 25.00
Intimidated by your embroidery machine? Confused as to what threads to use? Does choosing a stabilizer sound like you need a degree in fiber arts? What about needles? And, what the heck is multiple hooping? This 6 week introduction to machine embroidery will teach you the techniques needed, lingo required, and give you the confidence to tackle every project like a pro! Educator: Ann Mitton Fridays: 1-4 pm: Feb. 2, 9 , 23, Mar. 1, 8, 22

Cost: $ 140.00
Rope Bowls - Online or In Person
- Mar 02, 2024 10:00 am

All over the internet you can see unique designs and tons of uses for this interesting construction method. Clothesline rope, a sewing machine and some ingenuity and you will have some useful but decorative vessels to use every day in your home or give as gifts. From coasters and placemats to full size fruit bowls and casserole carriers the sky's the limit once you learn the technique. Come join Ann Mitton as she shares the basics and some of the more complex aspects of sewing with rope to create lovely things. Saturday, March 1st: 9 - 3pm

Cost: $ 35.00
Quilted Coat - In Person Only
- Mar 05, 2024 10:00 am

Are you ready to make a fashion statement that's uniquely yours? Look no further than the Quilted Coat! This one-of-a-kind masterpiece will turn heads and keep you cozy all season long.With our expert guidance, you'll learn how to transform your favorite quilt into a stunning, personalized coat. Bring in your cherished quilt and let us help you create a wearable work of art. Whether you choose to quilt as you go or prioritize specific colors and patterns, the possibilities are endless.During our class, we'll teach you the art of cutting out your pattern and expertly sewing it together. Step into the spotlight with the Quilted Coat and embrace your inner fashionista. Get ready to showcase your unique style with a touch of warmth and creativity!Hurry, spaces are limited! Reserve your spot now and let's embark on this exciting quilting adventure together!

Cost: $ 45.00
Two Aunties: Giant Poppins Bag
- Mar 06, 2024 10:00 am

Ann says, I love making bags!? And so will you when you join her to make the Giant Poppins Bag by Aunties Two Bags. This pattern comes with all the info you will need, and some special stainless steel bag stays that shape your bag beautifully. Lots of colour options and a unique shape that includes the ever essential pockets will give you a bag that you will love to carry to retreats, classes and just about anywhere else.Wednesday, March 6th: 10 - 4pm

Cost: $ 35.00
Free motion quilting not for you? Let Kate's Open Quilt Studio and Ann Mitton be your guide as you work your way towards quilting your own quilts on your domestic sewing machine. Learn the basics of straight-line quilting on up to intricate marked designs as you master machine quilting with your walking foot or dual feed function. We will investigate quilting techniques such as Matchstick Quilting, Crosshatch and Grid Quilting, Quilting with Decorative Stitches, Quilting Curves and Spirals, Wavy Lines, Quilting Text, and so much more. Join us for this new look at quilting on your domestic machine. Saturday, March 9th: 9 - 3pm

Cost: $ 35.00
Are you ready to take your quilting skills to the next level? Look no further than the Free Motion Quilting & Walking Foot Challenge! Over the course of 8 weeks, you'll have the opportunity to practice and master both free motion quilting and quilting with a walking foot/dual feed. Whether you're a seasoned quilter or just starting out, this challenge is perfect for you. Join us on this exciting journey as we dive into 2 distinct techniques each week, one for Quilting with a Walking Foot and one for Free Motion Quilting. What's even better? If you participated in the Tula Pink City Sampler QAL, you can use your blocks to create a stunning Quilt as You Go project. Don't worry if you don't have them - you can also use scraps to build your skill set! Tuesdays: 10 - 11 am: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 , 16, 23, 30

Cost: $ 25.00
You'll love this handy zip-up Tool Case to store and carry a variety of tools, from rotary cutters and scissors to markers, turning tools, small rulers, and more. A variety of easy-to-access pockets in vinyl, mesh, and quilted fabric can be customized to fit the tools you use and love. Wednesday, March 13th: 10 - 4pm

Cost: $ 35.00
BERNINA: BERNINA Club
- Mar 15, 2024 10:00 am

For all BERNINA & Bernette Owners. Learn more about your BERNINA/Bernette and master new skills. Try out different feet, different features, and complete mini projects while spending the morning with other BERNINA owners. Winter 2024 Club focuses on Thread Painting and Thread Art featuring Stupendous Stitching - How to Make Fun and Fabulous Fiber Art book by Carol Ann Waugh.

Cost: $ FREE
For all BERNINA & Bernette Owners. Learn more about your BERNINA/Bernette and master new skills. Try out different feet, different features, and complete mini projects while spending the morning with other BERNINA owners. Winter 2024 Club focuses on Thread Painting and Thread Art featuring Stupendous Stitching - How to Make Fun and Fabulous Fiber Art book by Carol Ann Waugh.

Cost: $ 50.00
Machine Magic: Master Creativity
- Mar 15, 2024 01:00 pm

Take advantage of everything your sewing machine has to offer! Join us as we use decorative quilt artist Deborah Louie fantastic book: Machine Magic, on how to use the stitch options on your machine and incorporate them into gorgeous appliqu? pieces. Join us as we build and add decorative stitches to individual flowers using different thread weights, unique colors before applying them to the background with free-motion decorative stitching. Learn how to combine stitches and adjust stitch widths and lengths to create your unique stitch garden. Gain confidence in using your machine while also creating a unique work of art with her bright and bold floral creations! Fridays: 1 - 3 p - Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16

Cost: $ 100.00
This class is set for early Spring. What better time to make some Freestanding Lace Flowers and invite a few butterflies to adorn your home? We are all tired of the snow, the cold, the dark days of winter so let?s joinAnnMitton as she guides you through making some beautiful Freestanding Lace spring flowers and butterflies. This class uses 2 machine embroidery designs from OESD to create some lovely posies and gorgeous butterflies. Saturday, March 16th 9 - 3pm

Cost: $ 35.00
Sew Days @ the Studio!
- Mar 20, 2024 10:00 am

Join us from 10 - 4 for a Sew Day at the Studio. Work on your own projects or join us while we work on a Charity Quilt and volunteer your skills and time. Limit of 5 people in Studio for a sew day so book early before our seats run out!

Cost: $ FREE
Make an embroidered Tote in one of 3 different sizes. All the exterior pieces are done on the embroidery machine and then the bag is assembled on your sewing machine. Lined and with a zipper closure, we will be adding a bonus section on how to create interior pockets. If made in the largest 6 by 10 hoop size, this bag is a very generous 24" x 12 ?? x 4 ?? but even in the smallest hoop size it is a roomy 16" x 8 ?? x 4 ?? hold all. Solid fabrics and colorful thread choices will allow the graceful and artistic embroidery designs to shine and give you a unique bag that will be noticed and admired. Come join Ann Mitton for this 2 day bag making session and create a Tote Bag that you will use over and over again. Saturday, March 23rd & Saturday, April 6th 9 - 3pm each day

Cost: $ 65.00
Sew Days @ the Studio!
- Mar 27, 2024 10:00 am

Join us from 10 - 4 for a Sew Day at the Studio. Work on your own projects or join us while we work on a Charity Quilt and volunteer your skills and time. Limit of 5 people in Studio for a sew day so book early before our seats run out!

Cost: $ FREE
Sew Days @ the Studio!
- Mar 28, 2024 10:00 am

Join us from 10 - 4 for a Sew Day at the Studio. Work on your own projects or join us while we work on a Charity Quilt and volunteer your skills and time. Limit of 5 people in Studio for a sew day so book early before our seats run out!

Cost: $ FREE
Machine Embroidery Quilt
- Apr 05, 2024 01:00 pm

Would you like to make a quilt with your Embroidery Machine? Well, we have the design for you, and we have a guided tour of how to accomplish the task. Ann Mitton will take you through the project step by step. What A Whirl can be made in any size from crib to king-sized. It features an easy-to-sew block that starts with one of many beautiful embroidery designs. Youwill embroider first, then cut to size and use simple straight piecing to create a group of 18? modern quilt blocks. Easy to rescale, this quilt can be made in any size! But why start small when you can create this beautiful 90? x 108? quilt or bigger? Come join us at the Studio for some quilting with a twist Fridays: 1 - 4pm: April 5, 26, May 3, 10, 24

Cost: $ 120.00
Butterfly Collage - In Person Only
- Apr 10, 2024 11:00 am

In our rapidly changing world, we all watch for the butterflies. Join us as we create a wall-hanging from an exclusive pattern by Libby Mostensen. There are 2 designs included in the pattern and you may choose the one you wish to make. This is a fusible fabric collage technique which you will love to display for years to come.

Cost: $ 70.00
Waitlist: please sign up for the waitlist (someone always can't make it) and let me know if you have other friends in your friend group who would like to join you, please let me know thier names/emails, to add to the list for the wait list. We're excited to announce our upcoming Spring Retreat, and we don't want you to miss out on all the fun! Mark your calendars for April 11th - 13th, from 9 am to 9 pm, at the Shediac Multipurpose Center. For just $85.00 per person, you'll have access to a range of fantastic activities and workshops that will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated. Cancellation for a full refund by Saturday, March 23rd.

Cost: $ 85.00
Easy quilt-as-you-go layering technique gives fast & perfect results every time. Easy enough for beginners. Class is free, but pattern is required to particpate. Patterns will be available February.

Cost: $ FREE
The Beauty of the Braided Twist is its simplicity! No Quilting, No Binding, No Handwork!! How?... The magic is in hidden center seam!! YOU JUST TWIST! Class is free, but pattern/template required to participate. Pattern/Template will be available February.

Cost: $ FREE
Mosaic Quilt - Online or In Person
- Apr 17, 2024 10:00 am

Who doesn?t love to create a picture! Mosaic Quilting will teach you the building blocks for creating designs based on your photos. We will be following a grid technique for piecing images. You will require Timna Tarr?s book: Mosaic Quilting and will be using one of her designs in the book to learn her method. Wednesday, April 17th: 10 - 4pm

Cost: $ 45.00
Pinecone Quilts, a book by Betty Ford-Smith, reaches into the past to bring this traditional African American technique into modern day. We have the techniques in this book to create an Exclusive Studio project. Come join Ann Mitton as she shows you how to make an entire project from what we here in Canada have traditionally called Prairie Points. A fun way to use scraps or you can start from scratch with a colour story of your choosing. Thursday, April 18th: 10 - 4pm

Cost: $ 35.00
Step into the world of intermediate paper piercing while creating a stunning quilt with the support and guidance of a master paper piecing expert. Classes are full days in order to teach the various techniques required for this class. Available for online or in person. Saturdays 9 - 3pm: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1

Cost: $ 200.00
Sew Days @ the Studio!
- Apr 25, 2024 10:00 am

Join us from 10 - 4 for a Sew Day at the Studio. Work on your own projects or join us while we work on a Charity Quilt and volunteer your skills and time. Limit of 5 people in Studio for a sew day so book early before our seats run out!

Cost: $ FREE
Don?t you just love the Hunter?s Star Quilt? But look at all those strips and diamonds and triangles. Are those HSTs? Does it have those dreaded Y Seams? Well not this time. We will be using the Stripology Ruler System to ?Stripologize? the Confetti Star (Hunter?s Star) pattern by Material Girls. Even more fun will be had when we play around with all 7 layouts that come with the pattern. Join Ann Mitton as she walks you through how to use this easy pattern to create a 2 colour or a totally Scrappy Hunter?s Star with cutting made easy with the Stripology Ruler. Wednesday, May 1st & thursday, May 2nd: 10 - 4pm each day

Cost: $ 65.00
Rope Bowls - Online or In Person
- May 09, 2024 10:00 am

All over the internet you can see unique designs and tons of uses for this interesting construction method. Clothesline rope, a sewing machine and some ingenuity and you will have some useful but decorative vessels to use every day in your home or give as gifts. From coasters and placemats to full size fruit bowls and casserole carriers the sky's the limit once you learn the technique. Come join Ann Mitton as she shares the basics and some of the more complex aspects of sewing with rope to create lovely things. Saturday, March 1st: 9 - 3pm

Cost: $ 35.00
Get ready, New Brunswick! The talented Internationally Aware Winning Jane Sassamen is bringing her extraordinary applique technique to Kate?s Open Quilt Studio. Join us Monday, June 10th - Thursday, June 13th for the Totem of Life Immersive 4 Day Workshop, hosted at the Shediac Multipurpose Center and let your imagination soar

Cost: $ 325.00

Shipping


How much does shipping cost?


All domestic orders receive free shipping with a minimum purchase of $300.00 before applicable taxes. All Packages are shipped via 
Canada Post Expedited, with insurance and Tracking.  


Region Rate
Canada West (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) $29.99*
Canada Central (Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador) $25.99*
Canada East (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia) $22.99*
Canada North (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) $40.00*

*Applicable provincial  sales tax will be charged for the cost of shipping.

Do you ship to international locations?
Yes we do ship to the United States and the cost is $32.99 CDN.

We are happy to get a quote and arrange shipping to other countries. Please contact us directly to arrange this.

How are orders packaged for shipping?
We will package your order in the most suitable way to secure the best shipping price and expediency of delivery. This means that when you order a fabric bundle, it will not necessarily arrive looking as it did on the shop website. For example, a fat quarter bundle that is folded and tied with a ribbon, stacked as a bundle, might be dismantled to make your package flatter to in order to keep shipping costs down as the larger the width of the package, the higher the shipping cost.

What are my options for receiving my order?
  • Choose In-store pickup and visit the store Tuesday-Saturday between 9:30am and 4:30pm
  • Ship by Canada Post Expedited Tracking Service. Fees may apply. 
  • Email or phone us to request courier service for an additional fee.

Refund Policy


What is your refund/return policy for online orders?
The customer will be responsible for the cost of shipping any returned goods as well as the cost of shipping replacement orders. If orders are damaged through shipping, please photograph the items and send the photo and an explanation to our email address. We will file a claim with the shipper and send out a replacement order as soon as possible. Do not return the damaged good unless you are requested to do so.

Can I return fabric?
There are no refunds or exchanges of cut fabrics. There are no refunds or exchanges on custom kits. If you discover a damaged piece of fabric, please bring it back to the store for us to look at or send a close-up photograph to our email address.

Can I return notions, patterns or books?
Any notions in their original packing, unopened can be returned within 14 days of purchase with the original receipt and the credited amount will be issued to a gift certificate with no expiry date.

Defective products are exchange only and Kate's Open Quilt Studio. will determine if the product was defective at the time or sale.

Due to copyright issues, there will be no refund or exchange on patterns and books.


May I return an item purchases on sale?
All purchase of sale items are FINAL.

What if online inventory is inaccurate and you are unable to fulfill by order as intended?
We are human and computers are not, but errors happen there too! Sometimes, there could be an inaccuracy in our inventory levels and we might oversell an item. In that case, we will phone or email you to offer a substitution or the opportunity to wait until the item is restocked. 

If we are unable to fulfill the ordered item, a gift certificate will be issued to you for the cost of that product or the insufficient yardage. There are no expiry dates on gift certificates.

Cancellation of Classes/Retreat?
Classes and retreats will be cancelled if the minimum number of 4 required participants has not been reached two weeks prior to the class. In this this case, a refund will be issued to you within 14 days or you may apply the credit amount to a different class.

Should our local Covid Restrictions change and we are unable to run an in-person event, we will move to online classes and learning.

Should you decide to cancel your registration for an event, class or retreat, you will receive a full credit to a gift card as long as the cancellation is not made within 2 weeks prior to the class date. After that time, you will forfeit your full registration fee. 

If you are unable to attend, you do have the option of finding your own replacement participant but Kate's Open Quilt Studio will not assist with this or give any fee credit to the original participant. You would be required to email us the name and contact information of your replacement.

If Kate's Open Quilt Studiohas to cancel an event that you have paid for, you will receive a full refund.