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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


Free Motion for Beginners

This 3 hour class is designed for new free motion quilters who have basic “stitch in the ditch” quilting experience. You will need to be comfortable using your machine. Please make sure it is in good working order. We will discuss and try new techniques, including appropriate needles, threads and whether to wear gloves or not. 6 students per session maximum.

Wednesday Jun 14 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Instructor: Cindy Simpson
Class Fee: $30.00


Sister Sampler

Block of the month – In this 10 month block of the month, you will be exploring colour placement within blocks as you create one block – two ways every month. The class will be offered started in February, with an option to buy material in a kit, or using your own colour choices. Late signups are welcome.

Mondays (2nd Monday of the month, 3rd Mon in Oct) 1:00pm – 4:00pm


Mondays (2nd Monday of the month, 3rd Mon in Oct) 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: Carol Abernethy
Class Fee: $25.00/month


Big Bag

Create a large tote bag in this class using charm packs or other scraps.

Friday Jun 30 10:00am – 4:00pm

Instructor: Carol Abernethy
Class Fee: $50.00


Lucky Stars

Create this bright quilt top using a variety of colours and fabrics.

Wednesday: July 7 10:00am – 4:00pm

Instructor: Carol Abernethy
Class Fee: $50.00


Doreen’s Tote

Create a great carryall for your mat and rulers that will provide plenty of support.

Mondays: July 17 & 24 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Instructor: Carol Abernethy
Class Fee: $40.00


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 starting in February. A monthly kit featuring “Birdsville” by Wendy Williams will be available for purchase or you can bring your own work and patterns. Jennifer and Carol will guide you through it.

Saturdays Jul 22, Aug 26, Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 25

Instructor: Carol Abernethy
Class Fee: $10 per month with no kit
Class Fee: $20 per month with kit


Scrap Buster

This class will show you how to use up that stash and scraps. Come with a shoebox full of the same width scraps and we will use them. Triangle, square and octagon options will be explored and integrated into quilt blocks and quilts.

Tuesdays Sep 7 & 12 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Instructor: Katie van Veldhuizen
Class Fee: $40.00

Knitting and Crochet Classes


Top Down Socks

Learn to knit beautiful socks. Either the magic loop or double pointed needle method can be learned in this class. A lightweight or heavier work sock weight option is available.

Tuesdays May 23, Jun 6 and 13 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: Lisa Barkley
Class Fee: $50.00


Crochet Water Bottle Holder

Create a pretty water bottle holder in this class.

June date to be announced 6:30pm-8:30pm

Instructor: Karen Hiebert
Class Fee: $30.00


Beginner Double Knitting Technique

Learn how to create double knitted items in this class. Make a great pot holder or coaster in this class.

Thursday June 18 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Instructor: Reena Ghosh
Class Fee: $40.00


Tiny Toe-Up Socks

Join this technique class to learn how to create small socks (Christmas ornament size), from the toe up in a double knitting weight yarn. This technique can then be used for kids or adult sized socks.

June 24 10:00am – 1:00pm

Instructor: Samantha MacKay
Class Fee: $40.00


Any Ponytail Hat

Create a hat that will allow your ponytail the freedom it needs. 5 different button holes at differing levels will let your ponytail escape at whatever height
you have it tied up at.

Wednesdays July 12 & 19 6:30 – 8:30pm

Instructor: Nicole Cowie
Class Fee: $30.00


Intermediate Double Knitting Technique

Continue with your double knitting experience in this class. Beginner Double Knitting a prerequisite for completing this class.

Thursday July 13 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Instructor: Reena Ghosh
Class Fee: $40.00

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


UFO Evenings

Join us for some friendship and fun as we all try to finish up some of those unfinished projects that are sitting on our shelves. An instructor will be available
to answer any questions and guide you when necessary.

Fridays Jun 16, Jul 21 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Instructor: Brenda McGee
Class Fee: $10.00


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 Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 19 11:00am – 12:15pm

Instructor: Susan Madu
Class Fee: $0.00


Kids & Teens Club

Come and create fun projects with Carol. All ages welcome, but for kids aged 5-12, an adult must accompany them. A different project each month, sign up for what you like!

Sundays Jun 18, July 23 10:30am - 12:30pm


Sundays Jun 18, July 23 1:30am - 3:30pm

Instructor: Carol Abernethy
Class Fee: $20.00


Summer Kids & Teens Club

Come to class when you can this summer and make a quilt to cuddle up in. The first class you attend will get you started and then you can keep adding until you get to a size of your liking. So come once, twice or several times and Carol will keep you sewing.

Tuesdays Jul 4, Jul 11, Jul 18, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Instructor: Carol Abernethy
Class Fee: $20.00


Quilts of Valour

Create quilts to deliver to our servicemen, women and veterans.

Mondays Jun 5, Jul 3, Aug 7 10:00am – 4:00pm


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. Please contact Marsha Cochrane for more info at


Do you and your friends finally have time to get together and take a quilting course? Can't see the class listed in our newsletter? We can design a class just for YOU! Gather at least three friends – decide on what you would like to learn – and phone us here at Addie's. We'll design a class especially for you and your friends! Class Fees will be dependent on how many hours your specific class requires. Looking forward to hearing from you.




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