Autumn Classes 2017
Out Of Hand - Your one-stop needle arts source
Our autumn class brochure is here!

We are excited to welcome some of your favourite instructors:

Becky Holloway never ceases to amaze us with her intricately detailed creations.

Ron Collins is coming back!
Join him for "The Ultimate Sewing Retreat"



class policies
Our class polices page explains our guidelines for registration.

If you choose to register for a class online, our robot does not differentiate between shipping goods to you and you coming to class. While a shipping charge will be shown in either case, the shipping charge will of course not be charged for class registration.




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ellie the elephant
Matilda may be the best dressed bunny in town, but it’s just no fun dressing up by yourself! Enter Ellie the Elephant, Matilda’s bestie! This pretty pachyderm is 6” tall, fully jointed and just as sweet as Matilda with her own swinging style. Just imagine all the new shoes!!! Jean’s clear directions and straightforward construction is perfect for a beginner bear maker, but will appeal to the experienced as well. Fee includes pattern.

Sewing machine required.

2 classes
Wednesday August 30, Sept 6
7:00-9:30pm
ellie the elephant......$48.00 course





bee happy sew along
Join us this fall for Lori Holt’s latest sew-a-long, Bee Happy. As an accompaniment to our Bee Happy kits, we’re happy to provide this complimentary opportunity for you to sew along with the Sew-a-Long!
There will be no meetings on statutory holidays.

Monday August 28 - Monday November 13 1:30-6:30pm
bee happy sew along......$0.00 course





long time gone
This class is intended for participants in the Block of the Month program, Long Time Gone. Both machine and hand piecing techniques will be covered as well as some of Jen’s personal tips and tricks. Sewing machine required.

12 classes
Wednesday Mar 22, Apr 12, May 10, June 7, July 12, Aug 16, Sept 13, Oct 18, Nov 15. Jan 17 2018, Feb 21, Mar 14
7:00-9:30pm
long time gone......$120.00 course





a tea party
Join us for a Tea Party! This companion class to our new block of the month from Wendy Williams will demystify wool applique, embroidery and the Quick Curve Ruler!
Pattern purchase required. Sewing machine required.

11 classes
Monday Jun 19, 26, Jul 17,24, Aug 21,
Sept 18, Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 18,
Jan 22, Feb 5

7:00-9:30pm
a tea party......$95.00 course





mid week crisis - C
Ever find yourself feeling stressed because of deadlines or unfinished projects? Pack your bags, bring your lunch and let’s get some things done!
These days will run from 11:00-4:00

Wednesday September 20
mid week crisis - C......$15.00 class





lazy days of summer F
Treat yourself to a summer get-away! Come and spend nine uninterrupted hours working on old projects or starting something new. Pizza dinner will be provided so all you have to do is clear your calendar and grab your projects!
Play days run from 11:00 - 8:00pm.

Friday September 22
lazy days of summer F......$20.00 course





finishing school A
We are pleased to offer this new opportunity for participants in our many block programs, past and present to attend Finishing School! While we won’t make you work on your posture or the proper way to pour tea, we will provide you with time and support to get those unfinished projects finished! This workshop series is specifically for our in-house block programs.


Sunday September 24
11:00am-5:00pm.
finishing school A......$15.00 course





home
Bonnie Sullivan’s latest lovely is an homage to late summer in fabric and thread. Cornucopias burst with flowers and fruit while wee wool critters dance around the centre block featuring a cozy cottage in soft wools and flannels. A perfect hanging for your entrance way to welcome both you and your guests, home. Kits will be available. Book purchase required.

3 classes
Tuesday Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21
1:00-3:30pm
home ......$45.00 class





ruby may
You MAY have a project or two on the go, but this modern update of a vintage quilt is an absolute MUST do! New from Cutting Cloth, Ruby May is a luscious combination of airy linen, Liberty, English paper piecing, floral embroidery, and, can you believe it, crochet! Class will cover how to measure and place your applique and embroidery correctly on the linen background, hand applique and embroidery techniques, as well as the crocheted edge.
Fee includes pattern and papers for applique.

3 classes
Tuesday Sept 26, Oct 3, November 28 7:00-9:30pm
ruby may ......$88.00 course





winter’s song
Bade a cheery warm hello to winter with this little fellow. We’ll stitch Trish Burr’s “Winter’s Song” from Inspirations magazine. This sweet little thread painted robin red breast is excited for the winter and sits perched on a sprig of holly, lightly dusted with snow. A beautiful project worked in stranded cotton threads, he is the perfect symbol of a winter Christmas.
Magazine purchase required.

3 classes
Wed Sept 27, Oct 4, 25
7:00-9:30pm
winter’s song......$45.00 course





fall frolics - A
Treat yourself to a day away! Come and spend eight uninterrupted hours working on old projects or starting something new. Pizza dinner will be provided.

Friday September 29
11am to 7pm.
fall frolics - A......$20.00 class





a day with becky -- becky holloway
Come and spend a day with the master! Work on any of your unfinished “Becky” dolls, or get started on new ones!

1 class
Saturday September 30
10:30-4:00pm
a day with becky -- becky holloway......$45.00 class





rowdy flat library
This class is intended for participants in the Block of the Month program, Rowdy Flat Library Quilt. Instruction will focus on hand applique techniques and quilt construction.

10 classes
Monday Oct 2, Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 5,
Apr 9, May 7, June 4, July 9, Aug 13
7:00-9:30pm
rowdy flat library ......$120.00 course





scrap valley continuum
Join us for the final three installments of Yoko Saito’s scrapalicious masterpiece!

3 classes
Thur Oct 5, Nov 9,30
7:00-9:00pm
scrap valley continuum......$45.00 course





tic toc clock
Hickory dickory dock - an EPP (English Paper Pieced) clock. We’ve put our own twist on Sharon Burgess’ clock pattern from her wonderful new book, “Quilting on the go... English Paper Piecing”. Learn the fundamentals of clock making and paper piecing - a fabulous addition to your sewing room - a working clock! Book purchase required. Fee includes illustration board,
foam core and clock works.

2 classes
Tuesday Oct 10, 24
7:00-9:30pm
tic toc clock......$50.00 course





from start to finish: a quilting primer
Edith Koprek’s comprehensive introduction to the art of quilting is back by popular demand. Students will come for an evening prep class to discuss colour theory and choose fabrics, then over the course of the two days of classes, will learn quilting terminology, rotary cutting, strip piecing, machine quilting and binding. At the end of the class you will be close to completing a crib size quilt and be planning your next project. Must have basic sewing skills. Sewing machine required.

3 classes
Wed Oct 11
7:00-8:00pm
Saturday Oct 14, 28
8:30am-5:00pm
from start to finish: a quilting primer......$75.00 course





mid week crisis - A
Ever find yourself feeling stressed because of deadlines or unfinished projects? Pack your bags, bring your lunch and let’s get some things done!
These days will run from 11:00-4:00

Wed October 11
mid week crisis - A......$15.00 class





fall frolics - B
Treat yourself to a day away! Come and spend eight uninterrupted hours working on old projects or starting something new. Pizza dinner will be provided.

Friday October 13
11am to 7pm.
fall frolics - B......$20.00 class





finishing school B
We are pleased to offer this new opportunity for participants in our many block programs, past and present to attend Finishing School! While we won’t make you work on your posture or the proper way to pour tea, we will provide you with time and support to get those unfinished projects finished! This workshop series is specifically for our in-house block programs.


Sunday October 15
11:00am-5:00pm.
finishing school B......$15.00 course





a pocketful of posie
1970’s Vintage inspired embroidered felt ornaments are all the rage with today’s discerning sewist. Designer Alicia Paulson’s finely detailed Christmas ornaments combine the rich texture of wool felt with satiny embroidery to create playful seasonal images: a pom-pommed skate, a glittering fir tree, a welcoming door and a cosy coat. Each of the two classes will cover two ornaments. Pattern purchase required.

2 classes
Tuesday Oct 17, Nov 14
7:00-9:30pm
a pocketful of posie......$30.00 class





to market, to market
This quilted bag in linen and cotton from Noodlehead’s Anna Graham is the perfect tote for a Saturday at the Farmer’s Market, a trip to the beach, your favourite project, or everyday use! Our resident bag expert, Les Westlake, will guide you through the construction of the Market Tote using linens, cottons and super trendy cork handles. Book purchase required.
Sewing machine required.

2 classes
Thurs Oct 19, 26 7:00-9:30pm
to market, to market......$30.00 course





fa la layers
This class is intended for participants in the Block of the Week program,
Fa La Layers. It is an introduction to the techniques used in its construction and an opportunity for participants to get started on this delightful holiday
quilt by Terry Morberg, Decembers’ class will focus on finishing! Sewing machine required.

2 classes
Sat Oct 21, Dec 2 2:00-4:30pm
fa la layers......$35.00 class





fall frolics - C
Treat yourself to a day away! Come and spend eight uninterrupted hours working on old projects or starting something new. Pizza dinner will be provided.

Friday October 27
11am to 7pm.
fall frolics - C......$20.00 class





epp by machine
That’s right, English paper piecing by machine! Who knew?! This one night seminar will provide you an introduction to machine English paper piecing techniques using our Block of the Month program, Whimsical Wonder and will give participants in that program a jump start! Sewing machine with zig zag capability is required. Not doing Whimsical Wonder? No problem, this technique is applicable to any English paper pieced project.

1 class
Monday October 30 7:00-9:30pm
epp by machine......$15.00 course





ron collins 2017 D - Ron Collins
join him for
“The Ultimate Sewing Retreat”

All levels welcome, from beginners to extremely advanced. If you just want to relax and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew! Dates for 2017 are:

Thursday Nov 2 - Saturday Nov 4
10:00-4:00pm
ron collins 2017 D - Ron Collins......$275.00 package





terry’s christmas demo! B
Once again, Terry Morberg, our Head Elf in Charge will entertain and inspire us in her annual holiday workshop. Terry will share her tips and tricks for great holiday decorating as well as her new projects large and small!

1 class
Tuesday November 7
7:00-8:30pm
terry’s christmas demo! B......$15.00 course





terry’s christmas demo! A
Once again, Terry Morberg, our Head Elf in Charge will entertain and inspire us in her annual holiday workshop. Terry will share her tips and tricks for great holiday decorating as well as her new projects large and small!

1 class
Tuesday November 7
10:30-12:00pm
terry’s christmas demo! A......$15.00 course





mid week crisis - B
Ever find yourself feeling stressed because of deadlines or unfinished projects? Pack your bags, bring your lunch and let’s get some things done!
These days will run from 11:00-4:00

Wed November 8
mid week crisis - B......$15.00 class





fall frolics - D
Treat yourself to a day away! Come and spend eight uninterrupted hours working on old projects or starting something new. Pizza dinner will be provided.

Friday November 17
11am to 7pm.
fall frolics - D......$20.00 class





finishing school C
We are pleased to offer this new opportunity for participants in our many block programs, past and present to attend Finishing School! While we won’t make you work on your posture or the proper way to pour tea, we will provide you with time and support to get those unfinished projects finished! This workshop series is specifically for our in-house block programs.


Sunday November 19
11:00am-5:00pm.
finishing school C......$15.00 course





christmas craze!
If you enjoyed Summer School, you'll love this extended fall studio! These five days of independent study are the perfect opportunity for you to finish up your Christmas projects or perhaps start a few new ones! Our sewing days will run from 11am to 7pm Wednesday to Friday and 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. The hope is that this will provide you with the space and time to stitch, stitch, stitch! Friday night dinner will be provided, but for the rest of the week, lunch and dinner are on your own!

1 class
Wed Nov 22 - Sun Nov 26
christmas craze!......$60.00 course





mrs. claus’ cookies
These are the cookies Mrs. Claus nibbles on while Santa delivers gifts. Spend time with Kathleen Bell as we make three new cookies, a continuation of the 2016 Santa’s cookies and the 2017 Cupid’s cookies classes. We’ll make a shortbread cookie, a wafer cookie and a gingerbread man. So tasty - it’s one of the reasons Santa distributes the presents so quickly!
Fee includes pattern.

1 class
Thurs Nov 23
7:00-9:30pm
mrs. claus’ cookies ......$25.00 course





petit cadeau
The 2017 addition to our White Ornament Series is a perfect holiday package, tied with a ribbon and festooned with embroidery and beads. Your fingers will itch to open it, but the gift is in the wrapping!
Fee includes supplies.

1 class
Monday Nov 27
7:00-9:30pm
petit cadeau......$31.50 course





fall frolics - E
Treat yourself to a day away! Come and spend eight uninterrupted hours working on old Treat yourself to a day away! Come and spend eight uninterrupted hours working on old projects or starting something new. Pizza dinner will be provided.

Friday December 1
11am to 7pm.
fall frolics - E......$20.00 class





finishing school D
We are pleased to offer this new opportunity for participants in our many block programs, past and present to attend Finishing School! While we won’t make you work on your posture or the proper way to pour tea, we will provide you with time and support to get those unfinished projects finished! This workshop series is specifically for our in-house block programs.


Sunday December 17
11:00am-5:00pm.
finishing school D......$15.00 course





mid week crisis - E
Ever find yourself feeling stressed because of deadlines or unfinished projects? Pack your bags, bring your lunch and let’s get some things done!
These days will run from 11:00-4:00pm

Wed January 10
mid week crisis - E......$15.00 class





fall frolics - F
Treat yourself to a day away! Come and spend eight uninterrupted hours working on old Treat yourself to a day away! Come and spend eight uninterrupted hours working on old projects or starting something new. Pizza dinner will be provided.

Friday January 12
11am to 7pm.
fall frolics - F......$20.00 class





ron collins 2018 B - Ron Collins
join him for
“The Ultimate Sewing Retreat”

All levels welcome, from beginners to extremely advanced. If you just want to relax and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew! Dates for 2018 are:

Fri May 4 - Sun May 6
10:00-4:00pm
ron collins 2018 B - Ron Collins......$275.00 package





ron collins 2018 C - Ron Collins
join him for
“The Ultimate Sewing Retreat”

All levels welcome, from beginners to extremely advanced. If you just want to relax and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew! Dates for 2018 are:

Fri July 27 - Sun July 29 10:00-4:00pm
ron collins 2018 C - Ron Collins......$275.00 package





ron collins 2018 D - Ron Collins
join him for
“The Ultimate Sewing Retreat”

All levels welcome, from beginners to extremely advanced. If you just want to relax and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew! Dates for 2018 are:

Thurs Nov 1 - Sat Nov 3
10:00-4:00pm
ron collins 2018 D - Ron Collins......$275.00 package





 
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