Creativity with the "snowball" block.
Some were so good at it that you can hardly tell there are "snowballs" in the quilt.
Click onto the photo to see all the entrants.
Vote for first, second, and third favourites.
Your ballot will entered in a draw for a prize.
Voting ends Saturday, October 4, 2014
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We just received a huge shipment of quilting cottons, home decor prints and voiles - Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Tula Pink, Kaffe Fassett and more.
Check out the "Fabric" page to see the new arrivals.
We also received a large shipment of Janome 8200QC, wide arm, computerized sewing machines from the Quilt Canada Classroom.
Demonstrator Pricing in effect - while supplies last.
See "Machines/Janome" page for details
We asked for help to make medical bags for a Rotary International Project in the Dominican and you came through - 325 bags in under 3 hours - I think that is a world record !!
Zen Chic, and founder Brigitte Heitland were at the Oakville Sewing Centre.
Lots of "show and tell", workshops on colour theory and a hands on quilt class. A good time was had by all !
For your convenience, we are instituting an Online Registration and Payment system. We hope you will find it easy to use and encourage you to try it out. Here are the basics.
See you in class!Go to Workshops
On several of our course descriptions, you will see this notice: "FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASED MACHINE AT THE OAKVILLE SEWING CENTRE. This workshop is FREE to anyone having purchased their new sewing machine at the Oakville Sewing Centre in the past year. A $25 refundable deposit is required to hold your spot upon registration, which will be refunded when you attend the class."(Purchases made on Black Friday do not qualify for free course.)
If you are one of these lucky people, please call the store to make your Reservations rather than using the Online Payment System. This will insure that you are not overcharged for the course. For other courses, go ahead and use the System.
Welcome Linda Pidzamecky, National Educator, Janome Canada
Saturday, October 4, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Please join us an informational session on all the latest gadgets and sewing techniques Featuring Janome Sewing and Embroidery Machines
Fee: $10 which can be used toward a Janome Accessory on the day of the event – preregistration required 905 844-2782
An afternoon with Diane Bungay Bernina Canada
Friday, October 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
We have A LOT of new products coming this Fall and Diane is dying to tell you about it – new machines, new feet
Fee: $10 which can be used toward a Bernina Accessory on the day of the event – preregistration required 905 844-2782
Want to learn, improve, and excel at sewing?
You have come to the right place. We not only sell top line machines by Bernina and Janome, but we show you how to use them to the fullest.
Friendly and frequent workshops, held right here, propel you forward to get the most out of your sewing machines and sergers.
We also have an extensive line of fabrics, updated every season, and all the knicks and knacks you need along the way.
Come visit us soon at the Oakville Sewing Centre.
To get the scoop on events and specials, join our emailing list. Your information is always private and for the sole use of Oakville Sewing.
For Details, see Specials Page.
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We carry a huge assortment of quilting and fashion fabrics
Workshops for sewing machines and sergers
See our "Specials" page for current promotions.
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Happy Sewing from the Oakville Sewing Centre - June 2014
See Bernina and Janome Pages for deals on machines and sergers
We are proud distributors of the finest sewing equipment in the world. All machine purchases come with a complimentary lesson and unlimited product support. We have a factory trained technician on site to handle all you warranty and repair concerns.
We provide sales, service and training on these state-of-the-art sewing machines and sergers.
Our clientelle spans from beginners to experts, from hobbiests to pros. Come in and find the equipment that best suits your present and future sewing skills.
Our dealership agreements do not allow up to advertise machine sale prices on the Internet. However, we can tell you all about it on email. Be the first to know.
We do tune ups and repairs on all makes and models of sewing machines and sergers - in house. All machines must be at the store by noon on Saturday to be assessed that weekend - our trained technician is here only on Sunday, when the store is closed, and is not available to discuss individual repairs. All enquiries about repairs are handled by the Oakville Sewing Staff.
Machines that are repaired/tuned up on the weekend are ready for pick up the next Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. (we are closed on Monday)
Any parts or extraordinary repairs are extra. Customers will receive a call with the final charge prior to repair. A verbal authorization is required to proceed.
No appointment required.
Introducing the newest member of our Bernina Family
Bernina 560 - 9 mm stitch width
Expandable - add the Bernina Stitch Regulator, add an embroidery
module ( 70 built in designs), interface with Bernina V.7 Embroidery Software
A complete sewing and embroidery system
Quilt Canada Classroom Machines
Used only 3 days
Wide Arm, 1000 stitches/minute
Reduced to clear
While supplies last - don't miss this chance to buy a really great sewing machine at a great price - call store for pricing details
All are fully tuned by our factory trained technician and carry a limited warranty.
Buy from a reputable source!
All machines are fully tuned and ready for sale
We always welcome donations of your previously loved machines. Along with a bunch of supporters and facilitators, we manage to donate used machines to women who can not afford them, but make excellent use of them. These projects can be life altering, thanks to your generosity.
This is the latest graduating sewing class from Colorada Dominican Republic. Each graduate was awarded a sewing machine to take home. You may even see your machine in these pictures. It was a very exciting day for these ladies. Thanks once again to those who so generously donated to this cause.
The "Fall 2014 Newsletter" tab will give you the PDF "Pretty Version".(Updated Sept. 23, 2014)
(Note: Supply Lists are only linked in the online calendars)
Be sure to read the Workshop Notes at the end of the Newsletter regarding cancellation and refund policies.
Lots of great new workshops - new Block of the Month Quilt, new fashion classes, new quilting techniques, and..... an exciting Guest Celebrity Educator will be visiting us in November.
Stay tuned for the announcements . The Fall is going to be really busy at the Oakville Sewing Centre.
We consider it polite and ethical to respectfully request you to purchase fabrics and supplies from theOakville Sewing Centre when registered for one of our workshops (unless specified otherwise). We thank you for your courtesy which supports our ability to continue a costly education program.
Your sewing equipment requires TLC just like an other machine. It should be cleaned (and oiled, depending on the machine) on a regular basis. Always use good quality thread, needles, and make sure that you are using the bobbins that were designed for your machine. This all sounds very elementary, but these tips will assist in the quality of your sewing experience. However, periodically, your machine will need the assistant of a sewing technician, for either a repair or a routine tune up.
Our factory trained technician comes to our store once a week, when the store is closed. All machines must be received no later than noon on Saturday of any week to be repaired that week. If no parts or extraordinary repairs are required, your machine will be ready for pick up the following Tuesday morning when the store opens at 10:00 a.m.
Our minimum bench charge is $50 for any repairs.
Machine assessment and estimates are $40- which can be used toward the labour charge if you decide to proceed with the repair.
Your best buy might be at your local fabric store which offers specials and discounts every day.
Something to ponder!!