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									                      Quilters Dream
                     700 Guelph Line, Burlington ON
                     Phone: 905-681-8164 Fax: 905-681-8802
                     www.quiltersdream.ca / info@quiltersdream.ca
                    Winter 2011 edition

               BEHIND THE SEAMS..

Happy New Year to you and yours! We would like
to take this special time to say thank you to our
many customers and friends who have made this
past year so enjoyable and rewarding. We have
been very busy over the past several weeks
planning an exciting new year of Classes and
Special Events. Once again we will be hosting our              Saturday, January 8
Quilters Dream Retreat at the Holiday Inn,
attending the Halton Quilters’s Guild show at the
                                                                    9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Royal Botanical Gardens and embarking on a one            You won’t want to miss this Very Special Day....
week cruise to Alaska. (See below for more details.)                PREVIEW THE NEW CLASS SAMPLES!
                                                                           MEET THE TEACHERS!
Fabulous new fabrics are arriving weekly. Come                          SIGN UP FOR NEW CLASSES!
and see the new line up of Robert Kaufman’s              We offer quilting, garment sewing, and embroidery
“Valley of the Kings”, “Australian Sun”, “Adelaide”             classes from Beginner to Advanced.
by William Morris, more beautiful batiks and, of              Sign up for a class on or before January 15
course, “The Cat in the Hat”.                                   and receive a 15% off Coupon toward
                                                                             class supplies.

            Did You Know              ?                 Spend over $75.00 to be eligible to enter a draw
                                                                 for a free PFAFF Embellisher
      We have Long Arm Quilting Services?
         We service Sewing Machines?                                     UFO Days
         We offer Custom Made Quilts?
  We carry Quilters Dream 100% cotton batting?                       NOW 2 days/month!!
         We carry Hobbs 80/20 batting?                 Want a place where you can go and sew uninterrupted,
                                                       socialize, and enjoy a nice cup of tea? Well, we have
                                                       just the place for you! For just $10.00 you can attend
            HOLIDAY HOURS                              one of our Un Finished Objects Days. A hostess will be
         December 31, January 1 - Closed               on hand to answer any questions you might have.
                                                        Thurs-Jan 13, Mon-Jan 31, Thurs-Feb 10, Fri-Feb
         REGULAR STORE HOURS                           25, Thurs-Mar 10, Thurs-Mar 24, Fri-Apr 8, Fri-Apr
      Mon thru Sat - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm                     29, Thurs-May 12, Fri-May 27, Thurs-Jun 9,
                                                            Wed-Jun 22 Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

       Sail away with us on a fabulous 7 day                                      Plan to attend one or
               ALASKA cruise on the                                      more of our now famous Pizza
        Golden Princess (Princess Cruises)                               Parties! Come for the fun, stay
       departing Saturday, August 20, 2011                              for the food and enjoy an entire
             from Seattle, Washington                                  evening of sewing and socializing.
                                                                        Great time to catch up on those
                    Ports of Call
                                                                               SATURDAY NIGHTS
   Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Glacier Bay, Victoria
                                                                       Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26, April 23,
                    TICO Reg #50013139
                                                                              May 28, and June 25
                                                                              4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
             CRUISE NIGHT                                                         Cost - $25.00
      Wednesday, February 2 - 7:00 pm                                     includes Pizza and Munchies
       Join us for an informative evening...
      videos and brochures will be available,
        door prizes and yes, Refreshments!
                                                                      In case of extreme weather conditions
                                                             please remember to listen to your local radio for
                                                            updates on any school closings. If the schools are
Shop owners, (and sisters!), Carol Dinsmore and Linda            closed so are we!!! We apologize for any
Robertson offer complete travel services as Cruise and                        inconvenience.
Travel Consultants with Expedia CruiseShipCenters,
Stoney Creek. They will be managing all bookings and                  Beat the Winter Blues
travel details for the Alaska Cruise as well as any other             QUILTING RETREAT
travel services you may require.

                                                               3063 South Service Road, Burlington
                                                                Thursday, Mar 3 - Sunday, Mar 6
           Where is Spring? SALE                                           $350.00 per person
            Friday and Saturday                                       (Based on double occupancy)
               March 4 and 5
       Save 20% off all regularly priced
      merchandise not including sewing
        machines, classes or services.
        ************************                            JOIN US FOR 4 DAYS OF QUILTING, RELAXATION AND FUN!
            PRIVATE LESSONS                                            $150.00 deposit due Jan 15th
  Available for quilting, garment sewing,                           Spaces are limited so don’t delay
    or machine embroidery instruction                                        SIGN UP TODAY!
                   $20/hr                                   For our returning guests, a special offer for you!
                                                            Sign up a friend new to a Quilters Dream Retreat
                                                                 and save $50.00 off your Retreat Fee!!!
     Quilters Dream is proud to present                                         JUST SO YOU KNOW .....
                                                             PLEASE NOTE that in order to hold your spot for a class,
                Dwayne Wanner                                workshop or club, payment must be made in full when you
                                                             sign up. Cancellations will be refunded up to one week only
        Designer, Quilter, Guest Speaker                     before your class date. If the class is cancelled by the store
                 An Adventure into                           you will receive a full refund. Please make sure that you bring
                                                             all necessary supplies and arrive 10 minutes before the start
             “Expressionist Art Quilts”                      of class.
Dwayne learned about patchwork quilting from his
                                                                 Please note our ranking symbols for class difficulty.
grandmothers who made quilts from old clothing and
                                                                 If you have any questions feel free to call the store.
flour sacks on the farm. His primary interest is abstract
                                                                                     Beginner
and expressionist styles of artists around the world. He
                                                                           I’m a newbie, please teach me
has exhibited at the National Quilt Show in Columbus,
                                                                               Confident beginner
The Lowell Quilt Festival, Mass. as well as quilt shows in
                                                                      I’m no longer afraid of my rotary cutter
New England, Pennsylvania, Florida and California. His
                                                                                Intermediate
quilt “Hinkleʼ Horse Feed” was exhibited in the
                                                                           I need a wee bit of a challenge
National Quilt Museum Special World Equestrian Games
                                                                                Advanced
exhibit at Paducah in 2010. His quilts are on continual
exhibit at Artists Walk Gallery in Burlington, Ontario.                       Now that’s a challenge!!!

Dwayne is a member of the Halton Quilters’ Guild in
Burlington and is Convenor of the Halton Quilters’ Guild
Quilt Show at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington
May 14-15, 2011.
                                                             For your convenience - If you are unable to come to the store
             EXPRESSIONIST ART QUILT                           or would like to register early with us, we can secure your
                                                              spot with your credit card information. Please call the store
               with Dwayne Wanner                                      or email us - whichever is easiest for you.
        January 31, February 14, February 21
                                                             Learn to Quilt with Louise Girard
                7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                                                              Learn the basics of quilt piecing, including accurate
Visit www.dfwannerquilts.com to see samples of the           cutting and sewing skills, block construction, appliqué
type of quilt we will make during this course. This          borders and assembly. This beautiful block sampler quilt
course is meant to introduce non conventional formats        teaches you how to construct both traditional pieced
as well as serendipitous design elements to those more       and appliqué blocks. Learn rotary cutting methods, the
familiar with traditional patchwork quilting.                appliqué stitch, how to square up your quilt and
Participants will pick up their fabric kit and preliminary   prepare it for quilting.
instructions at Quilters Dream during the second week        Class fee: $65.00 plus supplies and pattern
of January. The course will consist of three meetings of     Tuesdays: Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 and 22 OR
approximately 2 hours each.                                  Tuesdays: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5 OR
                                                             Tuesdays: April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17 OR
The initial meeting will outline the quilt technique as      Tuesdays: May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28
well as discuss elements such as colour and texture. The             1:00 pm - 3:00 pm OR 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
fabric for the course will be supplied in appropriate
colours for the quilts as this will enable greater           Machine Quilting with Louise Girard
concentration on construction technique as opposed to          This one day class is an introduction to machine
colour selection. The second meeting will deal with the      quilting. Topics covered in this class are stippling, twin
layout and design of the quilt based on the portions         needle sewing and working with decorative threads.
completed between the first and second meetings.             You will work on practice samples and become more
Third meeting will involve the use of embellishment          confident in your machine quilting skills.
techniques and surface treatment on the finished quilt       Class fee: $45.00 plus supplies and book
top prior to and during quilting.                            Saturday, Jan 22 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm OR
               Class fee: $85.00 includes Kit                Wednesday, March 9 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm OR
             Spaces are Limited - Sign up Early!             Wed, April 13 AND Thurs, April 14 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
                                                             Invisible Machine Appliqué with Louise Girard
 Learn how to create beautiful appliqué by machine.         painting. For those landscape lovers’ who’ve taken
Fast and fun to do! You will make a beautiful                Dianne’s class come again if you will and learn more,
wallhanging consisting of flowers, stems and leaves.         develop your abilities.       Please see the sample
Class fee: $40.00 plus supplies                              landscapes in the store and the supplies list.
Wednesday, March 2 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm                     Class fee: $45.00 plus kit and supplies
                                                             Wednesday, January 19 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hand Quilting with Holly McDonald
 This class introduces the new quilter to the basics of      Sleeping Beauty - X Block with Susan Forbes
hand quilting. Learn the rocking stitch, how to get your      Beginner to advanced quilters will enjoy visiting
quilt top ready for quilting, marking, which notions are     “X Block Land” and transforming strips into unbelievably
best, and how and where to quilt.                            quick and easy quilts. The secret is the contrast you
Class fee: $20.00 plus supplies                              create with your fabric placement. Sleeping Beauty is
Monday, March 14 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm                        just one of many patterns developed by author Patricia
                                                             Pepe and Rebecca True. Have some Fee-Fi-Fo-Fun at the
Borders, Backs and Bindings with Louise Girard               9-Patch Playground where you can do some flips and
 This class is a MUST! Learn the proper techniques          turn your creativity loose.
for “squaring up” your quilt top, different border           Class fee: $45.00 plus supplies
options, binding application, and backing requirements.      Saturday, February 5 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
We’ll discuss fabric amount calculations, finishing
techniques including putting on a sleeve, and labelling      Star Tricks with Linda Robertson
your quilt.                                                   This stunning 3D inspired wallhanging
Class fee: $20.00 plus supplies                              features diamond like star blocks, set in seams,
Saturday, March 19 - 10:00 am to Noon                        appears to be floating and is bordered in gorgeous
               “The Get to Know Your Serger”                 Class fee: $65.00 plus supplies
              Serger Club with Linda Robertson               Sat, Feb 12 AND Sat, Feb 19 - 10 am to 4 pm

                                                             Creative Photo Landscape with Dianne Bergman
 Do you have a Serger that is still in the box or sitting
                                                              Do you have a favourite memory of a recent trip?
on the table collecting dust? Join our once a month
                                                             Do you want to share a special place with someone? Go
Serger club to find out what your Serger can do for you
                                                             through those favourite photo albums and bring a 5x7
and discover the wonderful world of Serging.
                                                             photo to class. Dianne will help you design your own
             Class fee: $65.00 plus supplies
                                                             special fabric appliqué landscape and then threadpaint
  Mondays - Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21, April 18, May 16
                                                             it. Build on the skills/talents you have from the beginner
                    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
                                                             thread painting class and go home with a wonderful
  Thursdays - Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19
                                                             piece of art. Please bring a light box if you have one.
       1:00 pm - 3:00 pm OR 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
                                                             Bring pencils and crayons.
                                                             Class fee: $45.00 plus supplies
                Specialty Classes                            Wednesday, February 23 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

                                                             Star Sampler with Susan Forbes
Beginner Landscape Thread Painting                            This quilt is from the book “Not Your
with Dianne Bergmann                                         Grandmother’s Log Cabin” by Sara Nephew & Marci
 This class gives you the opportunity to create            Baker. It allows you to showcase endless stars or
fabulous miniature landscapes using a variety of             snowflakes depending on your fabric and how you
techniques including appliqué. Learn the basics of           choose to put it together. Once again, we will use our
painting with thread and techniques for embellishment        60° ruler for an updated more simplified cutting
to enhance light, shadow and perspective. Learn the          method.       Let’s leave the templates to our
concepts of light and colour when selecting fabric and       Grandmothers. This quilt is a showstopper!
threads for free motion thread painting. We will all do      Class fee: $80.00 plus supplies
the same pattern with a choice of seasonal theme and         Fri, March 11 AND Fri, March 25 -10:00 am to 4:00 pm
our own choice of fabrics and threads and techniques,
everyone goes home with a unique and wonderful               Florals with Dianne Bergman
 Inspired from her garden this past summer,
Dianne has created some wonderful artistic floral
paintings using fabric and decorative thread. You too
can create stunning floral designs. Dianne will introduce
you to a variety of different techniques that are fun to      Lined jacket in two lengths. Princess seams,
do and easy to learn.                                        double breasted button closure, collar and collar band.
Class fee: $45.00 plus supplies                              Has a two piece long sleeves with darted caps. Stylish
Saturday, March 12 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm                     yet casual.
                                                             Class fee: $65.00 plus supplies
Dress Pants with Linda Robertson                             Wed, April 6 AND Thurs, April 7 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
 Ever wanted to make dress pants with an amazing
fit? Choose from three different styles, slim, average       Great Ball of Fire with Louise Girard
and curvy. Learn to customize the pattern to fit your         Love the look of curved seams but hate working
size and shape, install a front center zipper and            with curves? This quilt is for you! This stunning wall
contoured waistband. Sits comfortably ½” below the           hanging or oversized lap quilt features a pineapple block
waistline with enough room for movement.                     variation and is featured in batiks. This paper pieced
Class fee: $65.00 plus supplies                              quilt project is perfect for the confident beginner who
Wed, March 16 AND Wed, March 23 - 10 am to 4 pm              wishes to master the art of perfect points every time.
                                                             Class fee: $40.00 plus supplies
Smokey River with Holly McDonald                             Saturday, April 9 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
 Calling all Stonehenge fabric lovers - this is the
perfect quilt for you! Made from precut 2 ½ “strips, this    Easy Curves Table Runner and Placemats
stunning 76” by 97” quilt consists of one main block,        with Lynne Huneault
set on point, and adorned with a pieced top and bottom        Whip up this set lickety-split using the ultimate
border. The use of the Easy Angle triangle ruler and         quilt-as-you-go method which requires no piecing.
Companion ruler make for an easy to piece block with         That's right: no piecing! Just cut, press and quilt. Come
accurate triangles and sizing.                               prepared to learn something new, easy and useful.
Class fee: $40.00 plus kit                                   Class fee: $45.00 plus supplies
Friday, March 18 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm                       Monday, April 11 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Chinese Magic Quilt with Louise Girard                       Marigot with Susan Forbes
 An exclusive NYC design!! This striking quilt is          This quilt is reminiscent of the French city of
made up of four-patch blocks with piped borders set on       Marigot, warm and inviting with an air of sophistication.
point with sashing between the rows. It's a great way to     Marigot consists mainly of 2 ½” strips, which makes this
use those Japanese fabrics you've been collecting. A         a perfect project for a Jellyroll and a small amount of
must see! Finished size: 60" X 60"                           yardage. Learn how to cut precise diamonds using a 60°
Class fee: $45.00 plus supplies                              ruler. No need to cut templates. Simple yet stunning,
Saturday, March 26 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm                     what more could we ask for?
                                                             Class fee: $45.00 plus supplies
Capris and Tees with Linda Robertson                         Saturday, April 16 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
 Going on a cruise or just getting ready for spring:
either way these nifty capris and tees are a great           The Hoodie with Linda Robertson
addition to any wardrobe. Easy to make and fun to             Learn to make this cozy Hoodie jacket just in time
have, Linda will teach you how to make perfectly fitting     for spring. The jacket features a full front zipper, elastic
Capri pants and matching tee shirt available in a choice     sleeves, and side pockets with optional embroidery,
of two different necklines. Be stylish this Spring in your   available in several lengths and can be either serged or
very own creation!                                           completed on a regular sewing machine.
Class fee: $65.00 plus supplies                              Class fee: $45.00 plus supplies
Wed, March 30 AND Thurs, March 31 - 10 am to 4 pm            Wednesday, April 20 - 10:00 to 4:00 pm

             Spring Jacket
         with Linda Robertson
 Diva Essential Designer Bag                                  breeze. Choose your project; a tablerunner, wall
    with Joanne Alderson                                      hanging or full size quilt.
                                                              Class fee: $45.00 plus supplies
 Make your own designer bag using your                     Wednesday, May 11 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
favourite fabrics to co-ordinate with your outfit, the
                                                               One Block Wonder Experience with Susan Forbes
seasons, the holidays etc. This bag has a zippered
                                                                                  (A Three Part Class)
closure, three outside pockets and seven inside pockets,
                                                                              Part 1: One Block Wonder
including a large secret pocket, a place for a cell phone,
                                                               This quilt is all about the fabric. You will use only
keys, tissues, glasses, a water bottle, pens, lipstick etc!
                                                              one fabric to design and create this unique piece of art.
The outer pockets can be embroidered or quilted if you
                                                              Although this quilt is based on the Kaleidoscope block it
                                                              is very easy to sew. No fussy cutting and no Y-Seams,
Class fee: $85.00 plus supplies
                                                              just simple straight seams. This technique uses the
Wed, April 27 AND Thurs, April 28 - 10 am to 4 pm
                                                              Clearview Super60 or 60 degree triangle ruler. You will
Landscape Challenge with Dianne Bergmann                      have so much fun that you will want to use this
 This class offers anyone who has taken Dianne’s            technique over and over again. Beware all of you
Landscape class to come again and work with Dianne’s          fabric-a-holics this technique is very addictive.
instructions on something of your own design. Explore a                         Part 2: Hollow Cubes
lot of new techniques for thread painting and                  Would you like to add dimension to your One
embellishing landscapes, bring your own photo and or          Block Wonder? It is an illusion of dimension that turns a
your own ideas for a piece and Dianne with help you           hexagon into a cube. Learn how to open a cube design
create something you’ll be proud of.                          in all directions using light, medium and dark fabrics.
Bring a photo of a favourite place or a memory of             Complete six different cubes and leave with an
somewhere special or work on a pattern provided. Play         understanding of their unlimited dimensionality. Once
with painting with fabrics and fibres/thread.                 again we will use our 60 degree ruler. Your only limit
Class Fee: $45.00 plus supplies                               will be your imagination. We will be using the book
Saturday, April 30 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm                      entitled “One Block Wonder Encore”. Join us in learning
                                                              how easy it is to incorporate the many types of 3D
Blue Jeans                                                    Hollow Cubes.
with Linda Robertson
                                                                Part 3: Design Day (One Block Wonder/Hollow Cube)
 More than just a pair of pants. Blue jeans to fit
                                                               You have all of your hexagons and cubes made
your style and shape. You will learn to fit your size,
                                                              and you are ready to design and layout your quilt. We
install front fly zipper, belt loops, buttons and
                                                              will work together to find a pleasing design for your
buttonholes, stylish pockets and leg width variations.
                                                              work. Together, we will design and begin to sew your
Perfect for the sewer that likes a challenge.
                                                              One-of-a-kind creation. Sign up quickly as space will be
Class fee: $65.00 plus supplies
Wed, May 4 AND Thurs, May 5 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
                                                              Class fee: $110.00 plus supplies
Jacob’s Ladder Mini Quilt with Louise Girard                  One Block Wonder - Friday, May 13 - 10 am to 4 pm
 Make up a beautiful pieced and appliquéd                   Hollow Cubes - Friday, May 20 - 10 am to 4 pm
miniature quilt working with two historic patterns,           Design Day - Friday, June 10 - 10 am to 4 pm
Grandma's Fan and Jacob's Ladder. This quilt works up
                                                              The Mini Bow Tucks Tote Bag with Joanne Alderson
quickly and easily using Thangles and invisible machine
                                                               This great little tote bag is so easy to make, great
                                                              to have and perfect for carrying all your personal
Class fee: $45.00 plus supplies
                                                              treasures. This quilted bag features several inside
Saturday, May 7 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
                                                              pockets, a front pocket, flat bottom base and a button
Tucker Trimmer Time with Lynne Huneault                       closure. Cute little bow ties adorn the sides. The perfect
 One of the best ways to get a perfectly pieced             spring bag!
square is to make it bigger and then trim it down to the      Class fee: $45.00 plus supplies
exact size needed. This makes for perfectly accurate          Wednesday, May 25 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
piecing. The Tucker Trimmer makes this process a
                            William Morris
                            Appliqué Club
                            with Louise Girard                                               PFAFF Creative Vision

 Timeless beauty with William Morris designs! This
 beautiful bed size quilt can be either hand or
 machine appliquéd and pieced. A variety of appliqué             PURCHASE A PFAFF CREATIVE VISION 5.5
 and embellishment techniques are the focus of this             EMBROIDERY MACHINE AND RECEIVE A FREE
 class. Each month you will work on several blocks                 REGISTRATION IN THE “LATTE” CLUB
 unique to William Morris.                                          ($120.00 Value - Class supplies not included)
         Club fee: $85.00 plus supplies                                       Valid until Jan 8, 2011
  Thursdays - Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 31, April 28,
 May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug 25 - 7 pm to 9 pm

                                                                                      PFAFF Quilt Expression 4.0
                      The Farmers Wife
                      Quilt Sampler Club
                         with Holly McDonald                   PURCHASE A PFAFF EXPRESSION 4.0, CREATIVE
                                                                2.0, OR CREATIVE 4.0 SEWING MACHINE AND
Have fun making this pieced sampler quilt inspired from           RECEIVE A FREE CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE!
women of the 1920’s and 30’s featured in THE                      (Up to $65.00 value - Class supplies not included)
FARMER”S WIFE magazine. There are over 110 - 6”                                Valid until Jan 8, 2011
pieced blocks that can be either hand or machine
pieced, set on point, sashed, and completed in a variety
of different sizes. This is the perfect project to take
advantage of all those Fat Quarters you have been
collecting as this quilt looks truly stunning in a multitude                       PFAFF HOBBYLOCK 2.0
of fabrics.
              Club fee: $75.00 plus supplies
Wed, Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 30, April 27, May 25, June 29
                    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
                                                               PURCHASE A PFAFF SERGER AND RECEIVE A FREE
                                                                4 MONTH REGISTRATION IN THE SERGER CLUB
                                                                     ($65.00 value - Class supplies not included)
                                                                               Valid until Jan 8, 2011
                     “Create your own
                   Sampler” Quilt Club
                        with Holly McDonald
                                                                 Quilters Dream is an exclusive dealer for PFAFF
                                                                  Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery and Longarm
     Create a unique quilt with a contemporary flair!            machines. Our staff has been fully trained and
Here is your chance to design and create your very own              certified and will be more than happy to
sampler quilt. Choose from a variety of different block                        introduce you to the
sizes, construction and arrangements to complete any                        “Creative World of PFAFF”
size quilt you desire. Let your imagination go wild!                         COME IN FOR A DEMO!
              Class fee: $75.00 plus supplies
       Mondays, Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28, April 25,
        May 30, and June 27 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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