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Comprehensive Introduction to Quilting - Online or In Person



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.

January 2023 Seating Available for Online and In Person


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This 10 week course will give you a solid foundation to quilting, mastering techniques, practicing important techniques, with clear and detailed instructions to guide you throughout. We offer a modern way of thinking about quilting, with guides of threads, fabric types, how to use the internet, etc.
Requirements: Sewing machine in good working order. If you have never sewn before, please send us an email so that we can set up a time to walk you through the basics of your sewing machine. You will need to have fabric, rulers, cutting mat, and other sewing notions prior to this class beginning. Please reach out to us at openquiltstudio@gmail.com for a complete list of Sewing Tools Requirements. Additional requirements will be sent out about a month before the class starts.
Instructor: Ann Mitton
Instructor Bio: have lived all my life in this part of New Brunswick, growing up in Dorchester and then moving to Sackville and raising my family here. I come from a long line of makers and learned to sew, knit and crochet from my maternal grandmother by the time I was 5 years old. I am mostly a self taught quilter and machine embroiderer. My mother and grandmother both hand quilted with a ladies church group in Dorchester and I remember those lovely traditional quilts with great fondness. I have been married for over 50 years and have 2 married sons and 2 grandchildren. When I retired, I rewarded myself with an embroidery/sewing machine. Unfortunately there were no classes available in the area at the time and so I had to learn from my sewing machine manual and the internet. Because of that, I feel it is important to share what I know about quilting and embroidery with others so they don't feel like they are going it alone. Getting up in front of people was so far outside my comfort zone but now I love it because I am talking to like minded friends who are as eager to learn as I am to share. I try to make my classes fun and I try to help people relax and become proficient with their machines and quilting tools. There is much laughter and sharing and caring during my classes. Every time Kate and Marilyn and I look at a new teaching season and new classes, I get excited about quilting all over again. I love looking for new things to share, new twists on old ideas and figuring out how to present them to our students.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

Shipping


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.