Welcome to Bear's Paw Quilts - Compassionate Care for the Quilt Addicted
Classes at Bear's Paw Quilts  

Check at the shop for classes with openings. Avoid disappointment - don't delay. Pick up a copy of our class newsletter - available online or you can pick one up in the shop.
Our class sizes are small, and there is room to keep distant. If you choose to wear a mask, ensure that it covers your nose and mouth. Also as you enter the shop we ask everyone to proceed to our washroom to wash their hands.
Thank you for helping us and everyone to be kind, considerate, and healthy.

There are two teaching semesters at BPQ: one starts in September and the next starts in January. We often have many classes and events during each semester.

We produce newsletters with details about the classes as well as coming events. Please come by the shop for your copy of the current newsletter or get your own copy from our newsletter page.

Classes fill
up quickly so
register early!

Class Policies

Be Prepared for Class

Sewing Machine Rental Policy

Our semesters always include Quiltstart for beginners. This class is held once a month and provides a good starting point for beginner quilters. Once a year, Color for Quilters and Machine Quilting are offered. Samples are on view at the beginning of each semester and quilt projects include all skill levels. Our staff are teachers and they are on hand during the week to help students with fabric choices and project planning.

If there is something in particular you're interested in, please let us know. We'll try to work it in.
Bear's Paw Quilts - Class Policies
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Classes are open on a first come basis. When a class fills up quickly, we often put people on a wait list and schedule another class.

We request that you leave babies, children at home when you come to a class. Teens are welcome in all our classes.

We also ask that you arrive early for all classes to allow yourself time to set up your machine and/or equipment.

Registration: You are not officially registered until you have paid. GST will be added to class cost. You may pay for a class with Visa, MC, debit card, cash or use your class points.

Cancellation: In the event you cannot attend a class that you have paid for, we will issue credit or transfer you to another class if we receive 7 days notice. If we receive less than 7 days notice, we will give you class handouts, but no refund can be given.

Class Minimum: Normally a class must have 3 students.

Sewing Machines: Please bring your own machine in good working order. An instruction manual for the machine is essential. Don’t forget to bring extra machine needles. BPQ does have Bernina sewing machines for rent - see our Sewing Machine Rental Policy.

Supply Lists: are available for each class at the time of registration. Read it carefully and bring everything on the list.

Place: All classes are in the BPQ classroom. Ironing boards and irons are provided. 2 large cutting mats are provided. Please bring anything else you may need, and label all your personal equipment.

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At the time of sign-up you must buy a pattern. Many of you like to read it through before the class, so that you are a bit familiar with the technique.

Every class includes a fabric and equipment requirement sheet from your teacher. Please read it carefully and ensure that you BRING EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED to your class. This is to make the class go smoothly for everyone. You must always bring your own rotary cutter as ours get a lot of use and are often not as sharp as you would like.

Needles, threads and notions should be purchased before the class. This can be done if you arrive early, but it is not fair to the teacher or other students if she has to start the class as a teacher and then become the shopkeeper.

It is always essential to arrive well before the start time so that you can set up your machine, get organised and do last minute shopping if needed, while I am here to help you.

We are always here to help if you have problems before the class happens. Many teachers give out their phone numbers too, as they are willing and eager to help to ensure the class runs smoothly.

Generally classes start at 6:30pm on the first night, as many can’t get home and back for 6:00pm.
Second nights starts at 6:00pm
Saturdays are 9:00am to 4:00pm
as we close at 5:00pm.
Sundays start at 10:00am (as no one wants to be up early on Sunday) and finish at 5:00pm

Finally please ARRIVE EARLY so that the class can start on time, or even a few minutes early if everyone is present and ready.

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In the interest of encouraging beginners to quilt, Bear’s Paw Quilts has purchased entry-level Bernina’s that are available for rent.

Cost of machine rental is $35 per day or $15 for half a day or less.

The rental machine must be booked and paid for at the time of class registration. In the event you wish to cancel either the machine rental or the class, you will recover full credit for your payment only if we receive the cancellation 7 days before the class date.

At the time you book the sewing machine, you must make an appointment for a brief instruction on the use of the machine.

The machine is kept on the shop premises at all times. You may not take it home.

You must provide your own thread, machine needles, personal sewing equipment and supplies. Any bobbins that you use must be left with the machine at the end of the rental period.

Note: Demonstration machines are not available for use during class or at any other time. They are for demonstrating features to persons who are interested in buying a Bernina.

Updated: August 12, 2023
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