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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

  • 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 machine, 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.***
This 10 week course will give you a solid foundation to begin creating amazing quilts for your home and for your family and friends. You will master modern cutting and piecing techniques using clear, detailed instructions together with hands-on guidance. We offer a modern way of thinking about quilting, with guides on threads, fabric types, batting, quilting methods and how to use the internet to further your learning. Online Class Available for Class A and Class B sign up. Educator: Ann Mitton

Cost: $ 150.00
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 We only have Online Seating Available for this class.

Cost: $ 140.00
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. Second Class Seating - In Person Only: Sunday 10 - 4pm, September 18, October 2, 9, 16, 30, November 6

Cost: $ 200.00
The Alaska Rainbow Class will help propel you forward while building and reinforcing sound quilting skills. Designed to take your quilting and colour confidence to the next level, this class will also help you focus on precision cutting along with piecing accuracy. This quilt uses solids, prints or a combination of both to encourage you to play with colour. We can help you choose your fabrics, or we can provide a specialized kit just for you.

Cost: $ 100.00
Registration for Retreat 2022 at the Shediac Multi-Purpose Center $50.00/person

Cost: $ 50.00
Learn to create a complex, multi-threaded tiling scene for the holiday season that will inspire and impress in this 2 day class. Winter Visitors is a great introduction to tiling scenes, with numerous skills and techniques used to create the rich scenery. This class is available for online and in person learning. Limit of 12 people in class, 5 max in person. Thread & Stabilizer kits will be available for students.

Cost: $ 50.00
Machine Embroidery Freestanding Lace: ($25.00) Master building 3D FSL design and create a brand new Angel topper for your Christmas Tree. Learn about multiple designs in one hoop, how to ensure your lace stays perfectly flat, and how to make your Angel 3D. Educator: Ann Mitton Hybrid Class: November 3rd, 10 - 4pm

Cost: $ 25.00
Time to start thinking about creating your very own personalized cards on your embroidery machine. Embroidery on card stock is one of the coolest ways you can use your machine and share your passion with others. Create personalized memories that will ensure your cards & gift tags are saved for years to come!

Cost: $ 25.00
Machine Embroidery - Indoor Plants Table Runner: ($25.00) Introduce embroidery into your home decoration with this great table runner. Learn how to manage multiple thread colors, hoopings, and how to bring your investment into machine embroidery to design and personalize your home. Educator: Ann Mitton Hybrid Class: Tuesday, November 8th 10 - 4pm

Cost: $ 25.00
Learn how to quilt your quilts with your Embroidery Machine. This full day class will walk you through the steps of deciding on a quilting pattern, hooping your quilt, and connecting your designs. Plus tips on how to manage a king and queen size quilt! Educator: Ann Mitton

Cost: $ 25.00
Learn the basics of applique techniques in this one day class. Master hand applique, machine applique, needle turned, and raw edge applique. Learn a variety of different styles, techniques, and the various fusibles to make applique a snap! Educator: Nancy Elaschuck

Cost: $ 55.00
Master the curve in curved quilts with the Quick Curve Mini and fall in love with how easy piecing curves are. Sew Kind of Wonderful Educator: Ann Mitton Online Available for Class A and Class B

Cost: $ 25.00
Challenge yourself with the next step in the Quick Curve Mini Ruler Series with the Moon Dance pattern. This pattern creates the illusion of overlapping areas which appear to change color in this modern quilt. Orbs and telstars give this quilt a new twist. Certified Sew Kind of Wonderful Educator: Ann Mitton

Cost: $ 25.00
Come join Ann Mitton at the Studio and learn to create an impressive table runner that will have your friends asking, ?How did you do that?? Deceptive and innovative, this method of creating 3D designs is easy and fun. This amazing book contains 12 attention-grabbing projects each in 4 colorways giving you dozens of dynamic options. You will be excited to see your project come together with straight rows of simple shapes.

Cost: $ 25.00
This class will address the DREADED SCRAP COLLECTION. We will have a frank discussion about things like how to manage IT but more importantly how to use IT. If you are sick of scraps clogging your workspace, filling bags, baskets, bins, bottles, and whatever other vessels you might have in your sewing space, then its time to seek help. Maybe you just need to go to the clinic for a checkup or maybe you need a serious intervention or maybe you are somewhere in between the extremes. If so, this class is for you

Cost: $ 20.00
NO paper piecing involved. During class you will make a simple Mariner's Compass Block and then learn the various finishing techniques that you can take home and use to add a Mariners Compass to any project. This easy and intuitive technique eliminates the previously tedious method of creating Mariner's Compass blocks.

Cost: $ 35.00
Make quilting your own quilts achievable with Pauline Rogers two different techniques - Between Blocks and Back to Back. Working with small sections at a time, these techniques eliminate all the bulk and make it possible to quilt a quilt of any size!

Cost: $ 35.00
1 Great Fabric + 1 Block = 1 Stunning Quilt! Brand new technique is all about texture, movement, sparkle, and swirl! Choose a large-scale print, figure yardage, cut and piece these drop-dead gorgeous quilts. Big pieces and clever short-cut methods make these quilts go together faster than you'd think. Master this technique and create dynamic quilts!

Cost: $ 40.00
Do you own a Stripology Ruler and want to unlock all the secrets to mastering this wonderful ruler? This class is perfect for you. Learn how to cut out an entire quilt top, square up your blocks, ensure perfect cutting techniques and feel accomplished that you can justify owning the best invention on the market! This class is available for online or in person. Let us know when you purchase your class which you will be!

Cost: $ 25.00
Whether you are a beginner or wish to sharpen your domestic sewing machine quilting skills this class will cover topics such as supplies for quilting, marking options and designing fillers for your machine quilting as well as hands on machine quilting. This class is specifically dealing with fillers. You must have a machine which will drop its feed dogs.

Cost: $ 55.00
When I was first introduced to ruler work, I thought a new world in machine quilting had opened before me. I was right. Gone were the wavy lines as I stitched in the ditch on my quilts. No longer did I need to draw every quilting line. The ruler quilting world has exploded with rulers for every design quilters could need or imagine. I personally combine ruler work with free motion. Originally designed for long armers, rulers now are available for the domestic machine. A ruler foot is required for your machine and you must have experience in free motion quilting.

Cost: $ 55.00
For all BERNINA Owners. Learn more about your BERNINA and master new skills. Try out different feet, different features, and complete mini projects while spending the afternoon with other BERNINA owners

Cost: $ FREE
Sign up for the Toes in the Sand Quilt Along starting March 16th at from 3 - 4 pm. Recorded videos will be available for those who cannot join us live. Video will be closed sessions.

Cost: $ FREE


How much does shipping cost?

All domestic orders receive free shipping with a minimum purchase of $250.00 before applicable taxes. (Except Canada West: minimum purchase of $300.00)

Region Rate
Canada West (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) $27.99*
Canada Central (Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador) $22.99*
Canada East (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia) $18.99*
Canada North (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) $35.99*

*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 $26.99 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.