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Classes and Events

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All classes are held at Cotton Candy Quilts & Sewing, Grande Prairie, unless otherwise specified. We offer a wide variety of classes from hand work to advanced quilting techniques, so no matter your skill level, we're sure to have a class for you!


                                                                                                                 Events
                                                                                                         
Pizza Party
Come join us once a month for a Pizza Party! The store will be open so you can pick from all the exciting multiple choices of projects we have or bring a project that you are already working on. Come enjoy good food and fun along with other quilters & stitchers.

Date: Fridays, Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, Mar. 31 & May 5
Cost: $25
Time: 6pm - 10pm


                                                                           Under the Needle Sewing Challenge!
                                                                                   Calling all Needlework Artists!!!!!
If you do hand work - Counted Cross Stitch, Stamped Cross Stitch, Hand Embroidery, English Paper Piecing, Machine Paper Piecing, Diamond Dots, Machine Quilting...

You are an Artist & We are Challenging You!!!

This challenge is for all of you who want to motivate yourself and do a large project. We have lots of large projects for you to choose from.

Hand Sewers: (Cross Stitch, Hand Embroidery, English Paper Piecing, Diamond Dots, Wool Applique, Hand Applique, etc... ) we have set aside large projects in the store to choose from. Machine Sewers: we have 2 Block of the Month patterns for you to choose from - Barn Quilt, Lucky Stars or a Paper Piecing Project.

All patterns and supplies are 10% off for the challenge... and no charge to join!

How the Under the Needle Challenge Works:

1. Pick your Pattern, and we will write your name & project down on our Under the Needle Sewing Challenger Chart.
2. Earn Points - Points Earn Prizes - Prizes awarded at retreat!
3. Come in on Tuesdays & Thursdays to work on your project along with other Challenge participants. Every time you come in you will earn a point. (If you live too far away to come in you can email us a picture of the progress you make each week, any progress is worth a point. Extra points will also be awarded starting a 2nd project.
email: lynelle@cottoncandyquilts.ca
4. 2 Points will be awarded for finishing early.

Sign up any time through the winter - there is no set time to sign up or start your project!

May 11th, 12th & 13th We will have a retreat for everyone who has signed up for the Under the Needle Sewing Challenge! We will have food, prizes, and fun for everyone!!! You can work on your project if you are not finished or purchase another project. It will be a time to celebrate the end of the challenge with prizes, food and enjoying one another's company. The cost of the retreat will be $150.
Time: 9:30am to 10:30pm
                                                                                                  


Upcoming Retreat

Our 3 day in-store retreats are a full weekend of sewing, relaxing and socializing. Lunch and supper is provided for all 3 days as well as snacks and refreshments throughout the weekend. The best part? No dishes or clean-up! 

October Quilt Retreat
Have a weekend away with us and sew to your hearts content for 3 full days! Enjoy the company of other quilter's and stitchers.
Date: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Oct 27, 28 & 29
Time: 9:30am - 10:30pm
Cost: $195. includes snacks & refreshments plus 2 meals each day.

There is always lots of new things to see in the store and some fun and games for everyone!  


Class Skill Levels

Introductory ----------Know how to run your sewing machine
Beginner -------Has taken a beginner quilt class and has made at least one quilt
Intermediate -----Has made multiple quilts and is ready to learn new techniques
Advanced -----Ready to try something challenging


Daytime Classes


One More Round

Love FQ's but not sure what to do?... This is the perfect pattern! Just add a background and a binding and you have a beautiful 60" x 60" quilt!

Difficulty: Beginner
Date: Friday & Saturday, Sep. 23 & 24
Time: 10am - 5pm
Instructor: Charlene
Cost: $95 plus pattern & supplies



Beginner Quilting

Learn Quilting Basics while making a 40" square quilt. Learn cutting basics, piecing blocks, borders, squaring your quilt, layering a quilt, quilting a quilt and finally how to add binding. When completed you will have a beautiful table topper or baby quilt.

Difficulty: Introductory
Date: Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25    Nov. 1 & 8
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Instructor: Kerry
Cost: $130 (pattern included) plus supplies




One-Block Wonder with Cubes!

Do One-Block Wonders fascinate but intimidate you? It's easier then you think! Come learn the basics with a new twist - adding cubes to float through your quilt design.

Difficulty: Advanced
Date: Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 & Friday, Saturday, October 21 & 22
Time: Thursday evenings, 6pm - 9pm,  Friday/Saturday, (Oct. 21 & 22) 10am - 5pm
Instructor: Marie-Anne
Cost: $149 plus book & supplies



Summer Mountains - Beginner Quilting Level 2

Learn the next steps after the beginner quilting class. While making this mountain scene you will learn how to work with fabrics not cut on the straight of grain of fabric. There is a choice of two sizes; Bed size 72" x 96" or Wall Hanging 36" x 48"

Difficulty: Beginner
Date: Friday & Saturday, Nov. 4 & 5
Time: 10am - 5pm
Instructor: Kerry
Cost: $95 plus pattern & supplies




Braids on Parade

This quilt is Jelly Roll Friendly and the more random the better! The pattern is for a 51" x 57" quilt but is easily enlarged by adding more fabric strips or more fabric braids.

Difficulty: Beginner
Date: Friday & Saturday, Nov 18 & 19
Time: 10am - 5pm
Instructor: Charlene
Cost: $95 plus pattern and supplies




Happy Hauler

Pack for a weekend away, pack for the beach or pack for a quilt class. This 20" x 18" x 12" Happy Hauler will satisfy all your needs. The uniqueness is that it is panel friendly.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Date: Friday & Saturday, Dec. 2 & 3
Time: 10am - 5pm
Instructor: Charlene
Cost: $95 plus pattern & supplies



Kids Classes!

We will be offering beginner sewing classes for ages 10 up. We will supply the machines. Projects will include a drawstring bag (to keep sewing supplies in), Pillow Case, and many more... watch our calendar to stay posted about the next class. Sign up for one project or come to all!
Each student will need to have their own sewing supplies. Kits will be made to purchase for each project for the student to purchase.

Difficulty: Beginner
Date: Mondays, Sep. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5
Time: 4pm -  5:30pm
Instructor: Charlene & Linda
Cost: $15 per class, plus cost of kit (if a project takes 2 classes, $30 will be charged for the session)





Drop-In Classes & Clubs


Extra Drop-In Days
Drop in to sew and enjoy other people's company.
Tuesday & Thursdays are available for drop in as space allows. We have selected Fridays (9:30am - 5:30pm) & Saturdays (10am - 5pm)
August: Friday & Saturday 12 & 13, 19 & 20, and 26 & 27
September: Friday 2 & 30
October: Saturday 1 & Friday 7
December: Friday 16, Saturday 17, & Saturday 23
Please call in to book a spot for yourself to avoid missing out since we have limited space.


Whip-It-Up Wednesdays
Come to Whip-It-Up Wednesdays to sew on the project of your choice. Charlene or Linda will be in the classroom to help with any questions you may have. We will also include snacks & refreshments. Please register ahead of time to reserve your spot.
Cost: $15 a day or $50 for the month
Date: Beginning the first Wednesday of September, September 7th
Time: 10am -  5pm


Itchin' to Stitch Handwork Club
We will be meeting one weekend a month to work on hand sewing projects; there will also be demo's, new projects & techniques during these three days.
Date: Thursday, Friday & Saturdays:
Sep. 15, 16 & 17, Oct. 13, 14, & 15, Nov. 24, 25 & 26, Dec. 8, 9 & 10, Jan. 5, 6 & 7, Feb. 2, 3 & 4, Mar. 2, 3 & 4, Mar. 30, 31 & Apr. 1, May 4, 5 & 6
Cost: $50 per weekend, or $20 per day
Time: 10am to 5pm
You also have the choice to stay later on Friday nights and join the Pizza Party from 6pm-10pm for an extra $25
Instructor: Lynelle & Linda


As there is a limited amount of space in our classroom, we kindly ask that you register to reserve your spot. Registration can be taken via phone, Facebook & Instagram messenger or in person. If the classroom is booked for a private event, all registered patrons will be called and made aware of the class cancellation.


Registration Policies


Register in person or by phone at (780) 532-2202. Payment must be made at this time. Visa or Master card accepted. Classes fill on a first come basis. There are NO refunds on registration fees. If there is insufficient registration, classes will be cancelled one week prior to class date and a full refund will be issued.
Materials/preparation sheets must be picked up well ahead of class. Cotton Candy Quilts & Sewing's quality fabric and notions are preferred, and you will receive 10% off all your class supplies. Prep and homework is required for some classes. A portable sewing machine is required for all classes. Please come with it in good working order. 

Calendar


WIUP - Whip It Up Wednesdays

Come to Whip-It-Up Wednesdays to sew on the project of your choice. Charlene or Linda will be in the classroom to help with any questions you may have. We will also include snacks & refreshments. Please register ahead of time to reserve your spot.

Kids Class

We will be offering beginner sewing classes for ages 10 & up. We will supply the machines. Projects will include a drawstring bag (to keep sewing supplies in), a pillowcase, and many more....watch our calendar to stay posted about the next class. Sign up for one project or come to them all! Each student will need to have their own sewing supplies. Kits will be made for each project for the student to purchase. To register for the Kids Class or for more information, please call the store at 780-532-2202

Beginner Quilting Class

Learn quilting basics while making a 40" square quilt. Learn cutting fabrics, piecing blocks, borders, squaring your quilt, layering a quilt and finally how to add binding. When completed you will have a beautiful table topper or baby quilt. To register for the Beginner Quilting class or for more information, please call the store at 780-532-2202.

Oct 5
WIUP - Whip It Up Wednesdays
Oct 6
One Block Wonder with Cubes Class
Oct 11
Beginner Quilting Class

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