visit the store

100 McKenney Ave.
St. Albert, Alberta T8N 2T7

Mon-Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays we are open late until 8:30 p.m.
Holiday hours click here


Welcome to Quiltessential Co. Inc!

As an extension of Ingrid Machtemes’ passion for quilting, Quiltessential Co.Inc. has grown to serve the quilting needs of St. Albert, Sturgeon County, Parkland County, the greater Edmonton area, and points beyond. Quiltessential Co.’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff seek to inspire, teach, encourage and assist quilters to appreciate and enjoy the art of quilting. Available in person, by phone and through email, we hope to provide you with the patterns, kits, books, materials, tools, and supplies you need to get as much pleasure from quilting as we do. So whether you want to stop by to drool over the latest fabric, seek advice on color coordination, or just talk quilting, call or stop by. We would love to help you succeed!

New this week:
Rob Beresford will be presenting an evening all about the making of Batik fabric. Learn about the design, hand production, environmental issues and see some beautiful quilts. Information about sewing and free fabrics, and a pattern. Many door prizes and some discounts. Tickets available at the store
Our Long Arm Studio

We have a beautiful light and airy Long Arm Studio upstairs at Quiltessential Co. This is a definite + to our customers! We have two 26" Gammill Vision 2.0 Long Arm machines for rentals, and a large computerized Gammill Statler for quilting your quilts.check out our Long Arm section for more information. Ingrid is the Gammill Rep for the area.
Long Arm Rentals

NEW Loyalty Points programme at the store - come in to check it out. 


Job opportunities:

Quiltessential Co is looking for more staff. We are expanding and need some extra help.

If you would like to be part of the store team working in the retail part of the store, or in the long-arm area, please click here for sales and click here for studio to review the job applications. Resumes will be accepted by email at



Row by Row 2018 

Row by Row "Sew Musical" starts June 21. Come in and pick up our cute license plate and row kit or free pattern. This event ends September 4th, and you can only get the kit or pattern at the store (those are the rules!). Travel all over the world and look for participating stores.
As a child, some of Ingrid’s happiest times were singing along with a radio. When she got married her neighbours said how much they would miss her singing as she would be moving away, and years later she still plays music while sewing and sings out loud! As you know Keat is a great musical influence so he helped with the music in the design. Our melody line is "Row row row your boat!" We like to be "punny".
We made our short & sassy 12" x 27" row into a runner. WE HAVE A WINNER AT OUR STORE. Congratulations Grace!