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420 First Street West
Cochrane, AB T4C 1B1
• • • 403-932-1500 • • •
• • • Fax: 403-932-1679 • • •
Open 10:30-5:30, Mon-Sat
Closed Sundays & Holidays

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Class Descriptions & Photos

Here are some samples from the various classes that Addies offers. For further details, sign up for the Newsletter (in left sidebar) or click here for the latest newsletter/schedule and detailed information. Note: Prices are subject to change

Sewing and Quilting Classes

Stitching with Jennifer and Carol

Stitch along with Jennifer and Carol and create wonderful embellishment for almost anything. The group will meet on the fourth Saturday of the month. You can bring your own work and patterns Jennifer and Carol will guide you through it

Saturdays May 26, Jun 23, Jul 28, Aug 25 - 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Instructor:  Carol Abernethy

Class Fee: $10 per month

Quilt Beginnings

Designed especially for the "newbie to quilting". You will learn accurate cutting using a rotary cutter and ruler, sewing with a scant ¼" seam allowance, simply quilting and binding application all while creating a lovely table runner. First class is a discussion of fabric selection and machine use. New classes will be scheduled for the fall.

The Next Step

Take your beginning quilting skills and learn some additional techniques such as half square triangles and create a stunning table runner.

Daytime: Thursday May 24, Jun 7
9:30am - 4:30pm
AND Jun 14
9:30am – 12:30pm

Evenings:Thursday May 24, May 31, Jun 7
6:30pm – 9:30pm
AND Saturday Jun 9
9:30am – 4:30pm

Instructor:  Betty Bailey  
Class Fee:  $95.00


This traditional Japanese stitching is both functional and decorative and began, it is believed, in rural Japan to extend the life and use of clothing. We will cover some of the history of Sashiko and explore many beautiful patterns developed over the years. Kit purchase required.

Fridays May 11 and 18
9:30am - 12:30pm

Instructor: Betty Bailey
Class Fee: $40.00

Free Motion Quilting for Beginners

Come and learn how to do free motion quilting for those people who want to move beyond "stitch in the ditch". We will be discussing and trying different technique, threades and needles. New classes to be scheduled in the fall.

Instructor: Cindy Simpson
Class Fee: $30.00

Two Fabric Applique

Come and join us to create an applique piece using just two fabrics. Raw edge or needle turn options are available to finish the applique pieces.

Thursdays May 3 & 10
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Instructor: Bonnie Larson
Class Fee: $50.00

Sew Together Bag

Come and create this fun bag to store all of your sewing needs or other items

Tuesdays May 22
10:30am – 4:30pm
AND Jun 4
10:30am – 2:30pm

Instructor: Fran McMillan
Class Fee: $85.00

Technique Class: Hand Piecing

Learn the technique of hand piecing with this versatile block of a LeMoyne Star of basket. This is a great scrap buster and entirely portable. You'll enjoy using this technique as you pass quiet time with creative hands. "Portable, quiet, and full of rewarding surprises, hand piecing has become a favorite method." – Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession.

Saturdays May 16 and May 30
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Instructor: Linda Joncas
Class Fee: $50.00

Necessary Clutch

Come and learn how to create this fun clutch to store all you cards and items. Make it more than once with seasonal fabrics!

Saturdays Jun 16 & 23
10:30am – 4:30pm

Instructor: Tara Sinclair
Class Fee: $100.00

Laura Heine Workshop

Join Jan to learn how to successfully create the collage quilts. Any of the patterns can be used during the workshop.

Fridays Jun 8 & 22
10:00am – 4:00pm

Instructor: : Jan Knight
Class Fee: $100.00

Knitting and Crochet Classes


Knitting II (The next step)

Come and learn some more advanced knitting techniques such as knitting in the round, cabling or beginner lace. Projects are flexible.

Tuesday Jun 5
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Instructor: Lisa Barkley
Class Fee: $30.00


Circular Dishcloth

Come and learn how to knit short rows in order to create this circular dishcloth.

Tuesday May 15
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: Deb Cole
Class Fee: $25.00

Beginner Crochet

Learn to crochet and make a great dishcloth at the same time. Supplies are included in this class. New class to be scheduled in the fall.

Instructor: Karen Hiebert
Class Fee: $50.00


Knitting Fixes, Tips and Tricks

We'll explore a collection of handy techniques like fixing incorrect stitches, picking up dropped stitches, some seaming and grafting methods, edge treatments and more.

Friday May 18
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Instructor: Nicole Cowie
Class Fee: $25.00

Beginner Knitting

Learn how to knit in this class. We will be creating dishcloths in this class. Casting on, binding off, the knit stitch, increasing, decreasing and the purl stitch will all be covered. Supplies are included in this class. New class to be scheduled in the fall.

Instructor: Lisa Barkley
Class Fee: $50.00


2 of Hearts

Come and learn how to cable your way into this cute heart shaped pattern.

Tuesdays May 22 & 29
6:30 – 8:30pm

Instructor: Deb Cole
Class Fee: $50.00


Beginner Chunky Mittens

Come and make these easy chunky mittens. Small and large sizes can be made. Class will show you where to modify the pattern for your own hand shape.

Mondays Sep 10
6:30pm – 9:00pm
AND Sep 17
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Instructor: Lisa Barkley
Class Fee: $35.00

Clubs and Groups

Knit and Natter – Social Knitting 101. Bring one of your current projects! Enjoy knitting and having a great chat with new friends. Have a cup of tea or coffee on us!
Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm No Charge

Demonstration with Susan Madu – Come and join Susan Madu for a demonstration of quilting techniques and look at some of the new fabrics. There is no cost for this session, but signup beforehand is required.
Saturday May 19, Jun 16     11:00am – 12:15pm
Instructor: Susan Madu
Class Fee: $0.00

Quilts of Valour – Create quilts to deliver to our servicemen, women and veterans.
Mondays May 7, Jun 4    10:00am – 4:00pm

Kids Club - Are your children looking for something crafty to do? We offer a kids sewing club. Kids (ages 5-12) must be accompanied by an adult. In each class a new project will be made. Register for the ones you like.
Sunday Jun 17   2:00pm – 4:00pm
Instructor: Jennifer
Class Fee: $20.00

Knit with Lisa – Have a knitting project that you are stuck on. Are you having trouble with a stitch, reading a pattern or finishing? Come join Lisa and work on those projects. She will help you out with your problems. We will meet the third Wednesday of the month starting in September. Come once or every month! This group will be moving to the 2nd Tuesday of the month starting in September.
Monday May 28, Jun 25, Sep 11    6:30 pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Lisa Barkley
Class Fee: $10.00

Wild Rose Stitchers – a chapter of The Appliqué Society (TAS), meets on the third Wednesday of each month in Addie's classroom for a day of appliquéing and sharing tips and techniques. Members work on projects of their own choice including many of the appliqué kits and class projects available in the shop. Meetings start at 10:30 and go until midafternoon. Bring your own lunch or take advantage of one of the take-out restaurants in Cochrane. The chapter invites all adults from beginner to expert.



Registration Policies
Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Classes are reserved on a first-come basis.
Payment is due in full at the time of registration.
We give a 15% discount on all class supplies.
Please mark your calendars with your class times. We will not be responsible for missed classes.

Cancellation Policies
Addie's reserves the right to cancel a class if we haven't met our minimum enrollment seven days prior to class. If we cancel a class, we will gladly refund your class fee. If you cancel up to seven days prior to the start of the first class, a class credit will be issued. We will not issue a refund or credit if you cancel less than seven days before the start of the class.

Classroom Etiquette
Please refrain from using perfume and turn your cell phone off.
Please leave your children at home while attending a class.
Please ensure your sewing machine is in good working condition.
Please purchase class supplies before class time.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up.
All classes will start promptly at the designated time.

Also check out our other business partner Rumple Quiltskins with their
sewing machines in our front room.

We offer in-store machine servicing by GPO Services – usually the first
Wednesday of the month.
Please register in store to confirm your service appointment.





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