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COVID-19 UPDATE SEPT 20, 2021

As per the new regulations put out by the Alberta government, our store must operate at one third capacity. You will not need proof of vaccination or an exemption to shop in our store. However, as our classes are considered "in-scope" we will be partaking in the exemption program. Proof of vaccination or an exemption will need to be provided in order to attend one of our classes.
Thank you for your understanding during these trying times. We are doing our very best to implement the Alberta Government guidelines. 


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! 

Upcoming Retreats

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!
Dates: February 24, 25 & 26, 2022
Times: Thursday: 10am - 9pm, Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm
Cost: $295.00/person
Class Skill Levels
Beginner----------Know how to run your sewing machine
Beginner +-------Has taken a beginner quilt class and has made at least one quilt
Beginner ++-----Has made multiple quilts and is ready to learn new techniques
Intermediate-----Ready to try something challenging

Evening Classes

Beginner Quilting
Find a new outlet to let your creative juices flow. Learn the basics of quilting, rotary cutting, piecing, layering, quilting, and binding in a fun relaxed atmosphere. You will have a completed project - baby blanket/table topper and new friends when you are done! Please let us know the Manufacturer and Model# of your machine when you register for this class, so we are properly equipped to help you trouble shoot if any issues arise during class.

Instructor: Kerry
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates: Tuesday January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $130 (includes pattern)
Daytime Classes

 

Beginner Quilt Project:  HANKY PANKY – JANUARY 7 & 8

There was a time when everyone carried a hanky in their pocket.  Those days are gone, and today pretty hankies are quite collectible. This pattern reminds one of stacks of pretty hankies all neatly folded and pressed, just waiting to be tucked into a pocketbook or an apron pocket.  Whether you are a beginner or an old hand at quilting, you’ll find this an easy quilt to put together!

Instructor: Linda

Skill Level: Beginner

Dates: Friday January 7, Saturday 8

Times: Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

Cost: $98.00 plus cost of Pattern

Beginner Level II Quilting– Star Garden – January 14 & 15

Make this beautiful Star Garden quilt top while expanding on your basic quilt making skills learned in Beginner Quilting. Come join us if you would like to learn or touch up your skills on various methods of construction for ½” Square Triangles, Flying Geese and Connector Corners. Quilt measures 63” X 83” when completed.

Instructor: Kerry

Skill Level: Beginner Plus

Dates: Friday January 14, Saturday 15

Times:  Friday-10am-5pm, Saturday-10am-5pm

Cost: $98.00 plus pattern

ENGLISH PAPER PIECING I – Flower Garden Mini Quilt – January 21 & 22

For you hand sewing lovers, when learning to English Paper Piece you usually start with hexagons. So, we are bringing a starter project for you to learn. This English Paper Piecing project is a Mini Quilt that Measures 21 ½” X 23 ½”

Instructor: Lynelle/Linda

Skill Level:  Beginner

Dates: Friday January 21, Saturday 22

Times: Friday-10am-5pm, Saturday-10am-5pm

Cost:  $98.00.00 plus pattern

DRESDEN PLATE QUILT – January 28 & 29

The Dresden Plate Quilt has been an endearing quilt pattern and a fan favorite. Back by popular demand it has been updated in a new fresh modern touch. Join us and bring a modern touch to this traditional pattern.

Instructor:  Charlene

Skill Level:  Easy

Dates:  Friday January 28, Saturday 29

Times: Friday-10am-5pm, Saturday-10am-5pm

Cost: $98.00 plus pattern

COLLAGE WALL HANGING – February 4 & 5

Come and learn a new technique! Laura Heine Collage quilts and wall hangings have received world-wide attention. Laura is always coming up with new ways to make Collage Quilts. Come on in and choose from a variety of her designs in store! There is no sewing involved until quilting and binding stage. This collage technique uses Steam-a Seam 2 and an assortment of bright fabrics to come together in a unique way!

Instructor: Meagan

Skill Level: Beginner

Dates: Friday February 4, Saturday 5

Times: Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $98.00 plus pattern

ONE BLOCK WONDER – PANEL QUILT – February 11 & 12 OR March 4 & 5

Pick one great Panel to create a stunning quilt. Make remarkable kaleidoscope designs by cutting and sewing triangles into hexagons. Use fabric panels in a beautiful way – each block is unique to you. Simple piecing with NO Y-SEAMS!!!

Instructor: Marie Anne

Skill Level: Intermediate

Dates: Friday February 11, Saturday 12 OR Friday March 4, Saturday 5

Times: Friday 10am -5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $98.00 plus pattern book

HAND STITCH SOCIAL WEEKEND - FEBRUARY 18 & 19

Come and bring any type of Hand Sewing project. Learn something new or finish your UFO’s. Enjoy the fun, laughter and great food. A lunch will be provided each day.

Skill Level: All Levels

Dates: Friday February 18, Saturday 19

Time: Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $100.00

 

RETREAT WEEKEND - FEBRUARY 24, 25 & 26

Beat the winter blues!  Join us in our warm and cozy classroom and sew for the weekend. We provide meals, snacks and refreshments.

Instructor: Linda

Skill Level: All Levels

Dates: Thursday February 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26

Times: Thursday-10am-9pm, Friday-10am-9pm, Saturday-10am-9pm

Cost: $295.00

 

TABLETASTIC 2 – TABLE RUNNERS & TOPPERS -March 11 & 12

Tabletastic 2 has 20 new and exciting toppers and runners for you to create. All of the projects are shown in two different colorways to provide ideas and inspiration. They can be planned or scrappy, made from precuts or yardage, whatever works best for you!

We just couldn’t decide which project in this book was the most fun…..so you can pick your runner/table centre and we will get you through it. You won’t stop at creating ONE!

Instructor:  Charlene

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Dates: Friday March 11, Saturday 12

Times: Friday-10am-5pm, Saturday-10am-5pm

Cost: $98.00 plus pattern

ENGLISH PAPER PIECING II – SUMMER STAR TABLE RUNNER – March 18 & 19

Learn a new method of Paper Piecing by learning how to sew with pointed stars. Craft a trio of rosettes for a kaleidoscope table topper.

Instructor: Lynelle/Linda

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Dates: Friday March 18, Saturday 19

Times: Friday-10am-5pm, Saturday-10am-5pm

Cost: $98.00 plus pattern

MACHINE EMBROIDERY – JUST FLOWERS – March 25 & 26

Learn a Machine Embroidery pattern and how to use your Embroidery Machine better.

Instructor: Kerry

Skill Level: Confident Quilter

Dates: Friday March 25, Saturday 26

Times: Friday-10am-5pm, Saturday-10am-5pm

Cost:  $98.00 plus pattern

CROSS STITCHING – April 1

Enjoy a relaxing class on learning how to do Counted Cross Stitch. A project that is easy to learn for everyone. Come in and choose a kit from the store selection!

Instructor:  Sandy

Skill Level:  Beginner

Date:  Friday April 1       Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: $ 55.00

 

WOOL APPLIQUE – April 2

Come and pick out a Wool Applique pattern and learn how to do another fun new hand sewing project.

Instructor: Linda

Skill Level: Beginner

Dates: Saturday April 2         

 Time: 10am-5pm

Cost: $ 55.00

POCKET FULL OF RULERS – April 8 & 9

The perfect tote to organize and transport your rulers & cutting mat and even your class supplies when you go quilting. You can make it scrappy or co-ordinate your fabric.

Instructor: Charlene

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Dates:  Friday April 8, Saturday 9

Times: Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $98.00 plus pattern

 

HAND STITCH SOCIAL WEEKEND - APRIL 29 & 30

Enjoy another weekend of Hand Socializing.  Lots of visiting, projects & food!!

A lunch will be provided each day.

Skill Level: All Levels

Dates: Friday April 29 & Saturday 30

Times: Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $100.00

MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND RETREAT - MAY 5, 6 & 7

Be prepared to be pampered for the weekend. Relax and enjoy other ladies company.  NO cooking, NO cleaning, NO laundry, just sewing, fun and laughter! How good does that sound?!!

Dates: Thursday May 5, Friday 6, Saturday 7

Times: Thursday-10am-9pm, Friday-10am-9pm, Saturday-10am-9pm

Cost: $295.00

FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING – CHECKMATE QUILT PATTERN – May 13 & 14

Learn how to do Foundation Paper Piecing. Project selection will be endless for you after taking this class!

Instructor: Linda

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Dates:  Friday May 13, Saturday 14

Times: Friday-10am-5pm, Saturday-10am-5pm

Cost:  $98.00 plus pattern

ENGLISH PAPER PIECING III – PATTERN TO BE ANNOUNCED – May 27 & 28

We will be bringing you a pattern that you can work on when you have time over the summer! These projects are so easy to take with you camping, on a plane, to the beach or on your deck!

Instructor: Lynelle/Linda

Skill Level: Beginner

Dates:  Friday May 27, Saturday 28

Times: Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $ 98.00 plus pattern

QUILTING RULER WORK – Bargello Quilt – June 3 & 4

 We will have fun playing with a few basic rulers to create many amazing designs. And we may throw in a smattering of free motion quilting to compliment the ruler work! Leave with a completed quilt to bind.

For this class you will need to pick-up the pattern and have it completed and ready in preparation for the class. Rulers will be available here to purchase.

Instructor: Kerry   

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Dates: Friday June 3, Saturday 4       

Times: Friday-10am-5pm, Saturday-10am-5pm

Cost: $118.00 Pattern is included

QUILTING RETREAT – JUNE  9, 10 & 11, 2022

Load up your friends and come and enjoy a relaxing weekend away from home. No worries about cooking and cleaning, just sewing and fun and laughter!!

Dates: Thursday June 9, Friday 10, Saturday 11

Times: Thursday-10am-9pm, Friday-10am-9pm, Saturday-10am-9pm

Cost: $295.00

BRIGHTLY QUILT PATTERN – June 17 & 18

This pattern uses layer cakes or 13 fat quarters for a 60” X 72” quilt.

Instructor: Charlene

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Dates: Friday June 17, Saturday 18

Times: Friday-10am-5pm, Saturday-10am-5pm

Cost: $98.00 plus pattern

HAND STITCH SOCIAL WEEKEND - JUNE 24 & JUNE 25

Join us for our last Hand Socialize till next Fall.  We will have so much fun you will be looking forward to start up again in the Fall. A lunch will be provided each day.

Instructor: Lynelle/Linda

Dates: Friday June 24, Saturday 25

Times: Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $100.00

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



Christmas Gift Bags
While classes slow down until after the holidays, we wanted to still offer you a chance to come in and learn a little! Our Whip it Up Wednesdays for the month of December will offer you the chance to learn and create your own reusable gift bags, perfect for wrapping all those Christmas goodies. Bring your own fabric and materials and our instructor will show you how to whip up one of these adorable little bags. 

Instructor: Charlene or Linda B. 
Date: Wednesday December 1, 2021, Wednesday December 8, 2021, Wednesday December 15, 2021, and Wednesday December 22, 2021. 
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Cost: $10 plus pattern

 

Drop-In Fall Classes

In addition to our structured classes, we are continuing to offer drop-in classes every week from Monday - Thursday. Drop-in classes are from 9:30am - 5:00pm. 



Sew & Socialize: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays are drop in sewing. Bring your own project or let us help you start a new one! We provide irons, cutting mats, and cutting tables at a variety of heights, you just need to bring your machine and supplies! Prefer handwork? Not a problem! Hand sewing and other hand work are welcome. Coffee, tea, and refreshments as well as a variety of snacks are available to you throughout the day. Meals are not provided, but you are welcome to bring a bagged lunch. No instructor is present on these days, so there is no fee, but staff will be around to help answer any questions you may have. 

Whip it Up Wednesdays: Hit a roadblock with your current project? Finished your first quilt top and now you are wondering how to bind it? Then this is the perfect class for you! On Wednesdays, one of our amazing instructors will be present and at your service to help you power through whatever step has been holding you back from getting that project finished. As there is an instructor present, there is a fee of $10 for Whip it Up Wednesday. 

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. 

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