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 exciting long arm studio coming soon

As many of you have heard, Sparrows Quilting is no longer upstairs. We feel this is a big loss to our customers. We are working hard to get a new Long Arm Studio upstairs at Quiltessential Co. This will be a definite + to our customers! Our goal is by March 1st to have two 26" Gammill Long Arm machines for rentals, and a large computerized Gammill Statler for quilting your quilts. More information soon on rentals, classes on learning to long arm and demonstrations on our rental machines for those of you who have already used rentals previously, and would like to rent again. We will also be taking quilts for quilting soon too.

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




Block of the Month 2018 

Check out the new colour themes to sign up for and click here for the rules
To sign up, please call the store. You can sign up to pick up blocks or pay for mail out.  We have many customers who are too far away to come in for pick up or who travel extensively. For information, check our CREATIVE SECTION

Look and Learn  

Thanks for coming to this April 2017 event it was great to see so many people wanting to learn new things!
Our next event is Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21st 2018. Save the dates and watch this space for news!