Welcome to Thread & Paper Crafts Ltd, located in Salmon Arm, BC

We are the biggest quilt shop around with a great selection of quilting fabrics, yarn, paper crafting supplies and MORE. We offer classes for all ages, sewing machine repair, or just friendly advice.

Quilting Supplies

We carry a large variety of quilting cottons, flannels, batiks and wide backings.

Knitting Supplies

We carry a large variety of yarns and knitting supplies!

Paper Crafts

Everything you need for scrapbooking and card making!


We offer many different classes for adults and kids! Check the schedule.

Buy Quilting Kits & More On-Line!

We will ship direct to you from Salmon Arm, BC! Safe and secure. We ship across Canada and the USA for a flat rate of $10.00. Pick up in store also available.

What’s Happening?

    Gardom Lake Retreat (Winter)
    Feb 2 – Feb 5 all-day

    .Lynn Knox will be at this retreat to offer her expertise in machine embroidery, paper piecing, and anything else you’d like help with. Lynn is well-liked and has extensive knowledge with all things quilting.

    Join us in the cozy lodge at Gardom Lake for 4 magnificent days of quilting with good company and good food. Please call or email with any questions

     Winter 2023 Retreat

    The Thread & paper Winter 2023 retreat will be happening Feb 2-5th, at Gardom Lake. We are so excited to be back sewing with all of our friends. Please find our Facebook page “Thread & Paper Quilt Retreats” so please join us there if you are on Facebook.

    You can arrive Thursday any time after 10am, your retreat fee includes dinner on Thursday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. We would like to have everyone cleared out by 3:00 on Sunday afternoon.

    We will now have one price $375 (no early or late price) When you put your $50 non-refundable deposit down, it is non-refundable, not for cash, not for store credit, or anything else. This holds your spot in the retreat and comes off the final price. We would like to have everyone pay the remainder of their balance one month before the retreat.

    In the winter everyone sews upstairs and everyone stays in the lodge as the cabins are too cold. Becasue of this we can only have 30 participants.

     The food is delicious and the company is great, everyone who is out there is there to have a good time with a positive attitude. 

    Please make sure we have a current email address for you, as this is how we send out our reminders and supply lists just before the retreat.

    please call or email with any questions info@threadandpaper.com

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    Beginner Quilting – early afternoon
    Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    beginnerquiltclass_nFrom the first cut to the final step of binding your quilt, Lucille will guide you in creating this gorgeous quilt. Learn cutting, piecing, building a border, and quilting and binding your quilt.

    You will be able to complete all of your future quilts with confidence.

    Fridays 12:00-2:00 Jan 26-Mar10


    Beginner Quilting – late afternoon
    Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    beginnerquiltclass_nFrom the first cut to the final step of binding your quilt, Lucille will guide you in creating this gorgeous quilt. Learn cutting, piecing, building a border, and quilting and binding your quilt.

    You will be able to complete all of your future quilts with confidence.

    Fridays 3:00-5:00 Jan 27-Mar 10


    Little Stitches Hand Embroidery (morning)
    Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Carolyn each month as we make a small hand embroidery project. Projects will vary and may include some machine sewing at home to complete your projects. We will continue to develop our skills with new stitches and techniques. Each month we enjoy learning from each other, sharing projects we are working on and time to stitch and socialize. See you there!

    Price includes some supplies

    Teacher: Carolyn Visser

    Skill Level: Intermediate – Hand stitching experience required, if you are new try the intro to hand stitching class

    Open Sewing Daytime
    Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

    Carol will be hosting this “open Sewing” day for all ages and levels of experience. Come for an hour or two, or for the whole time.

    Bring something unfinished from a class, or bring your own project to work on. Sewing, Knitting, quilting, you choose.

    Please sign up in advance to we know how many to expect.

    $10 per class if you have taken a class (within the year) at Thread & Paper $20 if you have not taken a class

    Machine Servicing / Repair and Scissor Sharpening
    Feb 8 all-day

    Machine Repair

    EVERY Wednesday Machines will be serviced (and scissors sharpened) IN  the store. What this means is you could wait as little as one day.  Machines can still be dropped off or picked up anytime during our open hours.

    You do not need an appointment, just bring your machine in any time. The best plan would be to drop off before 11 am on Wednesday (or Monday or Tuesday is even better)
    Plan to pick your machine up LATE on Wednesday – You will get a call as soon as your machine is ready to go.

    Basic Sewing machine service $100

    Electronic Sewing Machine Service $110

    Serger Service $110

    Embroidery Machine Service $120

    Scissor sharpening $5

    Spring Loaded scissor sharpening $7.50

    Kids – Beginner Sewing
    Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids ages 8 and up can learn to thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, and work on sewing straight lines, all while making some great projects! A pillow case, a 9 patch treasure bag, strip-work pillow, a snap bag, and a frayed edge quilt will all be made over 5, 2 hour classes. Kids will learn to do a back stitch, a pivot, a 1/4 inch seam, a french seam, try to master a straight line and use an iron.


    Supplies MUST be purchased in advance, info will be on the supply list when you sign up.

    $160 – This covers the supplies for some of the projects, supply list available at store. Also includes machine rental


    Teacher: Ericka Birkett

    No experience Necessary

    Adult Beginner School of Sewing – Daytime
    Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    This class is for people who have limited sewing knowledge and want to learn more in-depth projects. Over eight 2.5 hour sessions we will cover the anatomy of a sewing machine, types of presser feet, reading a pattern, rotary cutting, pressing/ironing, using interfacing, and different sewing techniques such as ruffling, pleats, and putting in a zipper – all while making 8 fun useful things to keep for yourself or give as gifts. There is homework for this class.

    Thursday mornings 9:30-12:00


    Teacher: Ericka Birkett

    This class teaches beginner sewing skills but you MUST know how to use your sewing machine, if you do not know how let us know beforehand and we can schedule a lesson for you before the class starts. Lessons on how to use your machine are free if you purchased your machine from Thread & Paper or $30 for 1/2 hour if it was purchased elsewhere.

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    Long-arm / Handi-Quilter Rental Class
    Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Do you want to quilt your own quilts on a long-arm machine? Don’t have the room? Take our Handi-Quilter rental class and then you can come and quilt your quilts on our big machine. The class is $110 and runs from 10:30-3:30, practice quilts, batting and thread are supplied, just bring a notebook and pencil.

    Classes can be booked at your convenience with adequate notice.

    The Long Arm Rental Classes are $110 per person and have only two people on each machine, in a handson, five-hour class. Classes are from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm the day of the week varies, but if you have a date in mind you can call and book ahead. Payment is required at registration.

    You will need to bring a blank, unlined sketchbook and a pencil. You also need to bring your lunch, or lunch money, we do have a fridge and microwave available. We supply the quilt tops, backings and batting.

    In the class you will learn how to load your quilt and the basics of using the machine, such as bringing up the thread from the bottom, starting and ending. We will cover basic free motion quilting such as allover loops, swirls, loops and stars, etc. We will also cover using an allover pantograph pattern— how to set it up and how to roll your quilt. You will use a laser light on the machine to follow the pantograph pattern.

    By the end of class you will be able to quilt an allover design on your own quilt.

    Once you’ve taken the basic Long Arm Class, we invite you to rent a long arm machine by the hour and get those quilt tops made into quilts! The machines rent for $20/hour. Machine rental is by appointment and the hours are flexible. We have lots of pantograph patterns available to purchase and we are willing to order others if you find something you would like to quilt.

    You will need to bring in your own tops and backs to quilt after you have taken the class. We do sell batting, so you may purchase batting from us, or you may bring in your own.

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    Solare Banyan Batik Block of the Month
    Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Here is another stunning block of the month featuring Northcott‘s Banyan Batiks! This stunner is designed by Mimi Hollenbaugh and Pat Syta of Bound To Be Quilting in Colorado. Pat and Mimi met while working at and designing for a Colorado quilt shop. They started their company in 2016 and have been designing unique quilting patterns ever since!

    The Solare block of the month pattern has multiple blocks that are a little more challenging but wouldn’t be considered difficult. We think this quilt will appeal to intermediate quilters. For the coloration of this quilt, we strove for an earth and sky look using browns, oranges and greens that reflect nature, with the blues and golds of the heavens; a combination that should appeal to both men and women.

    As well, use your leftover fabric to make a bonus companion block as a great way to accessorize your room to match your new quilt. Use it as a throw pillow or turn it into a wall hanging. Complete instructions are included in the pattern and the finished size is 24” x 24”.

    Your kit includes pattern, all fabrics and binding to finish your quilt top.  This Class will run on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month so that you can complete your quilt before summer (Think of it as 2 blocks per month)

    ***please note, Januray dates are not 2nd and 4th as planned**

    Finished Size: 99” x 99”


    The cost is $36 per class and this includes the fabric for your blocks



    Teacher: Carol







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