Longarm Custom Quilting Services

I’m STILL here!

Yes, the news is true about the closure of Earthly Goods Quilting (my studio location), however I have moved my machine to my home and continue to offer all custom quilting services!

Please, call me 780-288-9008 or email kim@kimcaskey.ca.

THANK YOU!

I am pleased to offer exceptional machine-guided (non-computerized) longarm quilting services. Whether it’s a lovely little baby quilt or a king-sized bed quilt, I will work with you to find just the right design to complete your quilt top. Simple edge to edge designs – offering surface texture and structure, to custom heirloom quilting designs – adding that perfect finish.

Please call me to make an appointment to discuss your quilting needs (780-288-9008).

I provide a variety of quilting services to get your quilt from UFO to DONE! Additional information is provided below about proper quilt preparation for longarm quilting and price estimates. Please contact me for further information.

Please make an appointment with a $50 deposit, to hold your spot. I am pleased to accept cash, cheque, Visa or MC payment types.

Is Your Quilt Ready for Long Arm Quilting?

Here are some guidelines to help you get your quilt ready.

Price Estimate

I offer two categories of quilting services – all over edge-to-edge (priced per square inch; average .04 cents) and custom (priced per hour; $50). Each category is all-inclusive, meaning thread, trimming, intake and consultation is included.

All Over Edge-to-Edge:

To estimate the charge for an all over, edge-to-edge design, multiply the length and width (in inches) of your quilt top to get the total square inches. Then multiply that number by the price per square inch.

Length (inches) X Width (inches) = Total Square Inches

Total Square Inches X $ per square inch = estimated charge for quilting

Custom:

$50.00 per hour. It is difficult to estimate the exact number of hours required for any quilt, however I will discuss this with you at time of intake.

 

 

Classes and Workshops

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the schedule of lectures and workshops.


I am passionate about quilting and am grateful to have the opportunity to inspire others. My intent is to educate and enthuse in an atmosphere of fun and support. Students enjoy my relaxed way of teaching and appreciate my encouragement of confidence.

I have taught classes at basic, intermediate and advanced levels to enthusiastic students all over the world. Students describe me as entertaining, positive, knowledgeable and organized.

I am excited with a new opportunity to teach at Sparrow Quilt Co. (Edmonton, AB) beginning in the fall of 2018. Checkout the dates below!! Contact Sparrow Quilt Co. at 780-463-4242 to register. Sparrow Quilt Co.


Beginner Quilt Maker Series – 1

Stay CenteredSATURDAYS: 3 X 6hrs

Saturdays, September 22 & 29 & October 6, 2018
9:30-4:30pm

Sparrow Quilt Co. 780-463-4242  https://sparrowquiltco.com/collections/quilt-maker-series

If you have always wanted to learn to quilt, but haven’t a clue where to start… this is the class to take. Choose your project (from the list provided), gather your supplies (supply list provided at registration), and come to class! It’s that easy.

The project for this class will be a pattern by Sheila VanDerLinden, called Stay Centered. Pattern needs to be purchased separately.

• Purchase a pre-packaged kit of fabrics (charm squares/jelly roll) or choose/use your own fabrics
• Learn to use a rotary cutter, ruler and mat; proper cutting techniques
• Bring your own sewing machine to class and learn to sew a proper 1⁄4” seam
• Learn piecing methods required for your chosen project to complete a quilt top
• Learn the quilting process; walking foot quilting on a domestic machine & longarm quilting options
• Learn double-fold binding and a proper label for final finishing


Beginner Quilt Maker Series – 1

ChandelierTHURSDAY EVENINGS: 6 X 3hrs, 1 x week:
Thursdays, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, & 18, 2018
6:00-9:00pm

Sparrow Quilt Co. 780-463-4242  https://sparrowquiltco.com/collections/quilt-maker-series

If you have always wanted to learn to quilt, but haven’t a clue where to start… this is the class to take. Choose your project (from the list provided), gather your supplies (supply list provided at registration), and come to class! It’s that easy.

 

The project for this class will be Chandelier from the book Charm School by Vanessa Goertzen. Book needs to be purchased separately.

​Class 1: cutting and preparation

Class 2: piecing and pressing (blocks)

​Class 3: piecing and pressing (blocks) continued ​block

Class 4: assembly/sashing/borders​

Class 5: quilting

Class 6: finishing (binding/label)

• Purchase a pre-packaged kit of fabrics (charm squares/jelly roll) or choose/use your own fabrics
• Learn to use a rotary cutter, ruler and mat; proper cutting techniques
• Bring your own sewing machine to class and learn to sew a proper 1⁄4” seam
• Learn piecing methods required for your chosen project to complete a quilt top
• Learn the quilting process; walking foot quilting on a domestic machine & longarm quilting options
• Learn double-fold binding and a proper label for final finishing


Beginner Quilt Maker – 2

Almost HoundstoothSATURDAYS: 2 x 6hrs & Sunday: 1 x 6 hrs

Saturday, October 27, November 3 & Sunday, November 11, 2018

9:30-4:30pm

Sparrow Quilt Co. 780-463-4242  https://sparrowquiltco.com/collections/quilt-maker-series

Increase your skill level and take on a bit more challenging project – triangles! Learn to piece half-square and quarter-square triangles and the endless variety of patterns using this simple block unit.

The project for this class will be a pattern by Bradie Sparrow, called Almost Houndstooth. Pattern needs to be purchased separately.

Class 1: cutting and preparation; piecing and pressing (blocks)

Class 2: piecing and pressing (blocks) continued; ​block assembly/sashing/borders

Class 3: ​quilting; ​finishing (binding/label)

• Purchase a pre-packaged kit of fabrics (charm squares/jelly roll) or choose/use your own fabrics
• Learn to use a rotary cutter, ruler and mat; proper cutting techniques
• Bring your own sewing machine to class and learn to sew a proper 1⁄4” seam
• Learn piecing methods required for your chosen project to complete a quilt top
• Learn simple free-motion and walking foot quilting on a domestic machine; longarm quilting choices
• Learn double-fold and simple piped binding methods and a proper label for final finishing


Beginner Quilt Maker – 2

Love LetterTHURSDAY EVENINGS: 6 X 3hrs, 1 x week

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & December 6, 2018

6:00-9:00pm

Sparrow Quilt Co. 780-463-4242  https://sparrowquiltco.com/collections/quilt-maker-series

Increase your skill level and take on a bit more challenging project – triangles! Learn to piece half-square and quarter-square triangles and the endless variety of patterns using this simple block unit.

The project for this class will be Love Letter from the book Charm School by Vanessa Goertzen. Book needs to be purchased separately.​

Class 1: cutting and preparation

​Class 2: piecing and pressing (blocks)

Class 3: piecing and pressing (blocks) continued ​block

Class 4: assembly/sashing/borders ​

Class 5: quilting

​Class 6: finishing (binding/label)

• Purchase a pre-packaged kit of fabrics (charm squares/jelly roll) or choose/use your own fabrics
• Learn to use a rotary cutter, ruler and mat; proper cutting techniques
• Bring your own sewing machine to class and learn to sew a proper 1⁄4” seam
• Learn piecing methods required for your chosen project to complete a quilt top
• Learn simple free-motion and walking foot quilting on a domestic machine & longarm quilting choices
• Learn double-fold and simple piped binding methods and a proper label for final finishing


Bird of Wisdom

1 day – 6 hours, beginner lever (extended 2 day/12 hour workshop also available)

Bird of Wisdom

Bird of Wisdom

Kim will guide you through her totally innovative, free-form style methods to create your own one-of-a-kind project. Play with techniques of free-form cutting with no rulers or measurement, random machine piecing, raw edge applique, rubber stamped or inked text letters, free-motion quilting—the list goes on!

Pre-requisite: basic free-motion stitching

 


Emerson – Laura Heine Collage Applique

2 days – 3 hours each, beginner lever

Emerson

Emerson

Laura’s collage quilts have received world-wide attention! These fun and floral quilts are easy to create once you learn Laura’s perfected techniques. Choose your project—Emerson (dog) or Purrfect (cat) and learn to create your own beautiful collage quilt. Fusible applique technique, free-motion stitching required to finish.

Pre-requisite: raw-edge applique, free-motion stitching

 

 

 


Amazing Alphabet (Pam Holland inspired)

1 day – 6 hours, beginner level

Amazing Alphabet A

Amazing Alphabet “A”

This whimsical figure is one of 26 fabulous characters created by Pam Holland!  Use your best tracing and coloring skills to create the figure on fabric, then free-motion quilt with black thread to emphasize the lines. You will work on one letter-figure in this class (letter A or T), completing it as a stand-alone wall hanging or incorporate the block into a quilt.

Pre-requisite: basic free-motion stitching

 

 

 


Metro Rings/Hoops (Sew Kind of Wonderful inspired)

1 day – 6 hours, intermediate level

Metro Hoops

Metro Hoops

Choose a pattern (Metro Hoops or Metro Rings) and work on blocks using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful. Kim will guide you through the easy and effective construction method and by the end of this fun and productive day, you will be well on your way to a completed quilt top. Jelly Roll compatible.

Pre-requisite: rotary cutting & basic sewing skills

 

 


 Strips, Strings and Scraps

1 day – 6 hours, beginner level

Scraps 1

Strips and Strings

Scrap quilts are always a favorite and such a great use for that never-ending stash! Begin by learning to organize your scraps from physical storage to colour categories. We will explore endless design possibilities, using strips and strings of fabric sewn onto a foundation, making a variety of samples. Choose your favourite and get started on your unique scrap quilt as you begin to use up that stash!

Pre-requisite: basic machine piecing

 

 

 


Basic Machine Quilting

1 day – 6 hours, beginner level
(qualifies for credit towards the Earthly Goods’ Quilting by Degree program)

Basic machine quilting

Basic Machine Quilting

Learn to use your domestic (home) sewing machine to join the three layers of a quilt. Stitch quilt patterns that give the textural feel of hand quilting in a fraction of the time. Students practice machine quilting on samples using the even feed (walking) foot and darning (free-motion) foot. This hands-on workshop has been designed for beginners to become familiar and comfortable with basic machine quilting designs. Learn stitch-in-the-ditch, grid work, free-motion designs, stippling, etc. Thread, needles, marking methods and batting types will also be covered.


Advanced Machine Quilting

1 day – 6 hours, intermediate level

Are you tired of finishing your quilts with simple stitch in the ditch and stippling? Are you looking for additional free-motion motifs to take your quilt to the next level? Learn a variety of easy background fillers, sashing and border motifs, feathers and other effective designs. Learn about the process of planning your quilting designs to work with the fabrics and piecing design of your quilt top.


Quilt Labels & Documentation

1 day – 6 hours, Beginner Level
(qualifies for credit towards the Earthly Goods’ Quilting by Degree program)

Documentation of your quilt is so important for future generations. Learn to make easy and professional quilt labels and explore additional techniques including, Pigma pen inking, photo transfer, computer generated labels, proper documentation, quilt show entry, copyright and insurance appraisals. Finish your quilt with a hanging sleeve and make a coordinating pillowcase for gift giving and/or storage.


Zentangles in Fibre

1 ½ days – 9 hours, beginner level

A quick and easy fusible project will leave you wanting more – guaranteed! Explore the addictive world of Zentangle’s™ as you mix and merge bold black and white prints with your free-motion and walking foot stitching. Experiment with the decorative stitches on your machine and feel the zen of free-motion quilting while creating your own, one-of-a-kind Zentangle™ Art Quilt.

Pre-requisite: basic machine stitching


Dear Jane

Introduction to Dear Jane

1 day – 3 hours, beginner level

The original quilt, In War Time, made by Jane A. Stickle in 1863 has inspired a world-wide following of Janiacs! The quilt is comprised of 229 different blocks constructed with a variety of methods. Learn about the history of this famous quilt while making several of the 4 ½” blocks using miniature piecing and appliqué methods by machine and hand. This lecture/Powerpoint presentation will whet your appetite and introduce you to the cult-like world of Dear Jane.

Dear Jane Workshop – Getting Started

1 day – 6 hours, intermediate level

Begin your journey with Dear Jane with a few simple blocks. Learn the importance of precise piecing and how to execute the perfect (or close to perfect) block. Four different techniques will be explored and you will leave inspired to carry on to complete your own Dear Jane quilt. Organize monthly or even weekly meetings for your own Dear Jane Club for continued motivation.


Harmonic Convergence (Ricky Tims inspired)

1 day – 6 hours, beginner level

HC1-full

Harmonic Convergence

Described by Ricky Tims as a magical, easy way to make small, artistic wall quilts, instruction of Harmonic Convergence will allow you to learn the theory of construction while trusting the mystery of the method. The effect of your fabric choice is realized as you progress through each step. Once you have learned the process, use larger fabric pieces and slice them any way you like! A simple but very effective “art” quilt. Begin with just 4 fat quarters, use basic rotary cutting and ¼” seaming to complete your very own Harmonic Convergence. Most students complete the quilt center in the morning, audition and assemble the border, or begin a second piece in the afternoon.

Pre-requisite: basic machine piecing


Kool Kaleidoscope (Ricky Tims inspired)

2 days – 12 hours, confident beginner

Sept Sun-full

Kool Kaleidescope

 

Explore this simple but effective piecing process to create a stunning wall quilt. Start with pre-class sewn strata strips, draft your own unique pattern and sew the wedges together for a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece. Complete the quilt top by exploring numerous variations of background “butts and wedgies” and border treatments.

Pre-requisite: basic machine piecing


Rhapsody Quilts (Ricky Tims inspired)

2-5 days – Advanced Level

Fam Rhap-full

A Family Rhapsody

A Rhapsody quilt is a medallion-style quilt that utilizes a symmetrical design in a reversed and mirror-image arrangement. Each unique design in composed of gentle curves and provides an excellent opportunity for original appliqué and lush quilting designs. Learn to design your unique pattern, choose suitable fabrics, and make templates for these one-of-a-kind beauties. Handle curves easily with Ricky’s method for no-pin precision curved piecing. This is a workshop-style class where students work at their own pace. Demonstrations will be given throughout the days on the various elements and techniques pertaining to Rhapsody Quilts.

Pre-requisite: confident machine piecing, including curved seams and partial seam piecing


Workshops & Presentations 2019

Location: Irish Patchwork Society (Ireland)
January 4, 2019
Workshop: Basic Machine Quilting (Domestic)

Location: Irish Patchwork Society (Ireland)
January 2 & 3, 2019
Workshop: Laura Heine Collage


 

Workshops & Presentations 2018

Location: 100 Rosen Quilt Shop (The Netherlands)
December 27 & 28, 2018
Workshop: Laura Heine Collage

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, AB)
November 30, 2018
Workshop: Advanced Domestic Machine Quilting

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, AB)
November 16, 2018
Workshop: Interleave

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, AB)
November 10, 2018
Workshop: Star in a Star

Location: Sparrow Quilt Co. (Edmonton, AB)
Thursdsays: November 1 – December 6, 2018
Workshop: Beginner Quilt Maker 2 – Love Letter

Location: Sparrow Quilt Co. (Edmonton, AB)
October 27, November 3 & 11, 2018
Workshop: Beginner Quilt Maker – Almost Houndstooth

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, AB)
October 26, 2018
Workshop: Harmonic Convergence

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, AB)
October 14, 2018
Workshop: Harmonic Convergence

Location: Sparrow Quilt Co. (Edmonton, AB)
Thursdays: September 13 – October 18, 2018
Workshop: Beginner Quilt Maker – Chandelier

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, AB)
October 13, 2018
Workshop: Basic Machine Quilting

Location: Sparrow Quilt Co. (Edmonton, AB)
Saturdays: September 22 – October 6, 2018
Workshop: Beginner Quilt Maker – Stay Centered

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, AB)
September 6 & 15, 2018
Workshop: Circle Play

Location: Irish Patchwork Society (Ireland)
July 28 & 29, 2018
Workshop: Laura Heine Collage

Location: Victoria Quilters’ Guild (Victoria, BC)
July 11-12, 2018
Workshop: Kool Kaleidescope

Location: Victoria Quilters’ Guild (Victoria, BC)
July 10, 2018
Lecture: Opportunity: The Story of Share Jane

Location: Drayton Valley Quilters’ Guild (Drayton Valley, Alberta)
May 5-6, 2018
Workshop: interleave Quilt

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, Alberta)
April 21, 2018
Workshop: Dear Jane: Hand Applique

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, Alberta)
March 17, 2018
Workshop: Dear Jane: Hand Piecing

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, Alberta)
March 1, 2018
Workshop: Machine Quilting: Free Motion Fun

Location: Stony Plain Quilters’ Guild (Stony Plain, Alberta)
February 27, 2018
Lecture: Opportunity: The Story of Share Jane

Location: Mountain Cabin Quilters’ Guild (Canmore, Alberta)
February 10, 2018
Lecture: Opportunity: The Story of Share Jane

Location: Mountain Cabin Quilters’ Guild (Canmore, Alberta)
February 10, 2018
Workshop: Free Motion Quilting – Advanced Techniques

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, Alberta)
February 3, 2018
Workshop: Metro Rings/Metro Hoops

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, Alberta)
February 1, 2018
Workshop: Machine Quilting: Walking Foot

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, Alberta)
January 20, 2018
Workshop: Dear Jane: Foundation Paper Piecing

Location: SPOOLS: The Workshop (Leduc, Alberta)
January 11 & 26, 2018
Workshop: Collage Quilts, Laura Heine Style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celtic Quilt Tours 2019

Debbi Cagney and I are very happy and excited to be hosting TWO fabulous Quilt Shop & Textile Tours in 2019.

Please visit our website for all the information – www.celticquilttours.com

Quilt Shop and Textile Tour of Ireland, June 3-14, 2019:  www.celticquilttours.com

Quilt Shop and Textile Tour of Scotland, August 28- September 8, 2019: www.celticquilttours.com

Please contact me if you are interested in further information. We’d love to have you along with us!