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1018C – Clamshells

$135.00

Irene Blanck

Location: Room 205

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: This class is a FUN class – stress-free. I teach you the easy-peasy way of putting clamshells together – no grids, no lines, no fabrics to sew clams onto, no papers and again, no stressing. All you need is a template. Its so easy that even if you don’t sew you will be able to do this. It has been my MOST popular class ever!

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Pattern with template $AU25 - via website

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1019N – Beginning Rulerwork

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Intimidated by fancy ruler work? Fear no more! We will take a look at both straight and curved rulers, learn how to hold and position the rulers and stitch around them. Most importantly, we will get you the confidence you need to use those rulers! You will quickly gain the knowledge of how to incorporate ruler work among those free-motion designs.

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: All handouts, fabric, batting and thread needed for class

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1301C – Painting on Silk: Begonia Swirl

$339.00

Andrea Brokenshire

Location: Room 100A

Three Days

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $115.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: I am inspired by the natural world. Won’t you join me in my paint box to learn my technique for painting realistic floral imagery onto silk.You will be making a beautiful peachy pink Begonia that I call“Begonia Swirl”. To make it easy, most of materials you will need will be provided in the Mandatory Kit.The kit cost is $115.00. In addition to painting your beautiful flower, I will also demonstrate how I create my highly textural confetti backgrounds and my technique for turning the edges of the finished applique’ for a clean finish. So let’s have some fun and create with paint and fiber.

Painting Class

Kit Contents: Instruction booklet for Begonia Swirl
11” x 17” Color photocopy
11” x 17” Greyscale photocopy
11” x 17” Color Photocopy of finished Painted top
Silk Charmeuse (12mm) 12” x 18” pre-primed Silk Charmeuse
1 - Set of PROfab Transparent Acrylic Textile paints for Begonia Swirl
1 -2 oz Transparent Extender Medium
Freezer Paper (approx.) 2 yards
Black Ultra Fine Sharpie Marker
Brushes:
#2 Chisel Blender
#6 Round
#2 Round
2” Foam brush

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1201C – Flying Into Colours

$270.00

Helen Godden

Location: Room 100B

Two Days

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Introducing Helen's technique of Paintchwork....that is, painted not pieced patchwork working with stunning Metallic & Pearlescent Lumiere by Jacquard, acrylic fabric paints. Day 1 - Students will chose from 20 designs for your own Flying Into Colours wall hanging 20 x 30”. Helen will demonstrate how to trace & paint the design; how to combine colours and blend colours to create Paintchwork onto black fabric. Students will be blown away by the ease of painting with these fabric paints and their stunning results. Day 2 - With Helen's expert guidance, booklet of Free-Motion designs and lots of demonstrating, students will enhance their piece with a wide variety of free-motion quilting styles to complement their work. Students will then paint again, this time into their free-motion stitching, enhancing and adding so much life and energy into their individual and unique work. This class is a lot of fun and very exciting as student's gain confidence in painting and in free-motion and their work comes to life in full colour!

Painting

Kit Contents: Students will shared the use of 2 full sets of 30 Lumiere paints. Each student will have use of brushes Panda Pencil for tracing on black fabric to keep.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1001C – Tweedle Dee

$135.00

Sarah Fielke

Location: Room 101

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $45.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Over a day of peaceful hand stitching, Sarah Fielke will teach you her appliqué techniques and simple embroidery stitches to make a panel from her brand new pattern, the Tweedle Dee Project Bag. The charming and roomy bag is simply constructed, but made special by the four appliqué panels featuring birds and a house and Japanese koki clip closure at the top edge. In class we will be working on the House panel. The pattern comes complete with a matching needle book and scissor protector patterns to complete a your portable sewing set. Sarah's hand needleturn appliqué technique is user friendly and quick to prep, meaning there's lots of lovely stitching time to master inside and outside points, curves, bias tape and Sarah's perfect circle technique.

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: the full pattern, a set of prelaminated templates for the panel we are working on, a silver gel pen, koki clips for the top edge of the bag, your choice of cord colours for closure and pre-made fusible bias tape for stems.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1002C – Pieced Pods

$126.00

Maria Shell

Location: Room 103

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn the basics of cutting and piecing improvisationaly while stitching impov pods. Pods are leaves, are cups, are boats, are hills, are MORE. We are going to explore this simple improvisationaly cut and pieced curved shape from all angles. We will also talk about the fundamentals--including technical and design details--of curved improvisational pieced pods. It is great fun!

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vacuum

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1003C – Experimental Freehand Embroidery

$113.00

Kathie Kerler

Location: Room 104A

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Freehand embroidery, unlike counted threadwork, is stitched without any consideration of the fabric’s weave. The workshop will encompass the most often-used stitches including running, chain and chain variations, couching, buttonhole, back, satin, stem, darning, and straight. We will sample them in both traditional and experimental ways. I will bring samples to class to show how a single stitch can be used effectively in both simple and complex patterns. (I’m a graduate of London City & Guild Institute in Design and Embroidery, a 3 ½ intensive program).

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: Embroidery Needles, Fabrics for Samples, "Pocket Guide to Embroidery"

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1004C – Wool Appliqué with Hand Embroidery

$118.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 104B

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $55.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Learn all the techniques you need for successful whip stitch wool appliqué while working on a beautiful butterfly that could be the start of a larger project or simply added to a pillow or storage case. Embellish your butterfly with hand embroidery and a beaded edge. Find out which stitches to use to add extra dimension your work. Lots of tips and tricks will soon have you planning your next wool project!

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Wool for one butterfly and background, appliqué threads, hand dyed embroidery threads, beads, needles, pattern, freezer paper, stitch guide

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1005C – Sashiko Denim Repair Workshop

$113.00

Carol Ziogas

Location: Room 105

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $22.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Bring your torn, ripped, and blown-out denim for a spa day. We'll assess the damage and find a suitable way to make it look fresh and lively again! The focus is on Visible Mending and will all be done by hand, no machines.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Sashiko thread, sashiko needles, palm thimble, washout fabric marking supplies, patching fabric

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1006C – Fun Feather Foundations & Fancy Frills

$167.00

Sarah Thomas

Location: Room 106

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Are you new to quilting or comfortable with basic free-motion designs and now want to add a few feathers to your quilt tops? Join Sarah as she takes you through a handful of feather motifs and styles that work well together and can be customized to each individual's likes and abilities. This workshop will have you both drawing and working on the machine to determine your personal feather style as well as learning various techniques to create feather motifs. In the second half of class, you will learn how to achieve perfect continuous (formal) feathers. Also learn how to use rulers, stencils, and other items to help fit and form your feather work. Join Sarah as she helps you use many ruler shapes and stencils to create dazzling feathers on your quilt tops. From blocks and borders to custom motifs, you will leave this workshop more comfortable stitching numerous plume types, many spine variations, and the ability to create your own unique feather designs.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center
The Machines in this room are the BERNINA Q20. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines.

Kit Contents: Fabric, Batting, Thread, Worksheet

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1007C – Get Comfortable Using Pro-Stitcher

$113.00

Karen King

Location: Room 107A

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Get comfortable using Pro-Stitcher in just one day. This all-day course is designed to help you thoroughly enjoy this vector-based computer system. With quilters in mind, this program is organized and easy to use. Karen will teach with focus and clarity how to use Pro-Stitcher to finish a quilt either with an edge-to-edge design or custom quilted blocks and sashings.

Repositioning a design after a thread break is made easy with this program. The result is perfection. Karen will teach her way of making the repair invisible…as if it never happened!

Shutting the machine down in the middle of quilting is never a problem with Karen’s repositioning methods.

Technology Class sponsored by Handi Quilter

Pro-Stitcher: You must have the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Program downloaded and updated before attending class.

Spaces available


1008C – Capturing Memories: Modern Foundation Paper Piecing

$130.00

Veruschka Zarate

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $98.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: In this class, students will enhance their skills and achieve proficiency in Foundation Paper Piecing by constructing a unique Landscape Pattern from the Capturing Memories Quilt Pattern Series. With a selection of vivid and modern colors, this class project lays the groundwork for a comprehensive and enriching learning experience. The project, measures 27x27 inches, incorporates no more than 15 fabric colors, is meticulously designed for the purpose of helping students to delve into the core aspects of FPP, including navigating complex angles, achieving precise point alignment, fabric placement and positioning, understanding seam line orientation, ensuring shape continuity, and executing accurate piecing techniques. These skills will empower students to confidently assemble both small and large, irregularly shaped fabric pieces, equipping them with the ability to undertake any FPP project with ease and assurance.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center

Kit Contents: (1) Special Curated Fabric Bundle featuring Moda Fabrics Bella Solids
(1) Full Color Paper Pattern,
(1) PDF Digital Pattern Download Version
(1) Spool of Decobob 80wt (270m),
(1) Microtex Schmetz 70/10 Needle,
(1) Premium Project Bag.
These Kits Include the elements needed to finish the Foundation Paper Pieced Quilt Top featured in the Pattern.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1009C – "No More Tears" Free-Motion Quilting

$153.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Does the thought of free-motion quilting frighten you? David will teach you how to relax and enjoy the freedom of stationery machine quilting. This class covers all the basics — threading the machine, adjusting the tension, needle sizes and, most importantly, how to find your own rhythm. All students will be seated solo at a HandiQuilter Amara. And, yes, we'll cover tips for using the built-in stitch regulator! You'll leave the class saying "I can do this!"

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are the Amara ST. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric and batting sandwiches

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1011C – Amazing Crosshatching: Tradition & Transformation

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Learn the art of creating and embellishing traditional crosshatchings to transform them into stunning, eye-catching designs. In this class, you'll discover how to use freemotion and ruler quilting techniques to add texture, depth, and dimension to your quilts. From subtle shading to bold, graphic patterns, you'll master the skills to bring your imagination to life!

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric for top and back, batting, thread, small straight quilting ruler.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1013C – Hand Appliqué with Swan

$113.00

Swan Sheridan

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Let Swan make applique easier with a variety of methods and tricks to help you learn what works best for you! Whether you are new to applique or simply struggling to make it work, this class is filled with helpful information to guide you towards better results. Students will make several hearts and variations on hearts using the drawings from Swan’s Mended Hearts pattern. Try methods for hand applique and for decorative hand stiching in the same day and find the most comfortable ways to make applique your friend.

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: To Be Announced Later

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1014C – Wonky, Curvy Bodacious Blossoms!

$113.00

Linda Sullivan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Two techniques in one class! - wonky piecing plus curved piecing! Liberated slash ‘n sew strips come together in a traditional drunkard’s path block to form these gorgeous, strippy big blossoms. This workshop is perfect for beginning or advanced students to learn fun, easy and wonky strip piecing while also conquering their fear of sewing curves with Linda’s easy tips and tricks. In this workshop, students will concentrate on making one large wonky and curvy bodacious blossom!

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: Pattern

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1015C – Applique Magic with Quilters Select

$104.00

Jennifer Gigas

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $9.99



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Master Applique the easy way!  In this workshop we’ll build backgrounds, experiment with raw edge, blanket stitch, satin stitch “needle-turn” and dimensional applique techniques. Discussion of thread types, decorative stitch use and selecting the right presser feet for success will be covered. Create a sampler or mini-blocks to journal the techniques covered. 

Machines Provided by: Brother & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: • Quilters Select Fabric Marking Pen
• Quilters Select Print & Piece
• Quilters Select Appli-web Plus

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

Supply List will be available later

Spaces available


1016C – Pioneer Log Cabin

$113.00

Edyta Sitar

Location: Room 203C

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $59.95



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn how you can construct a basic log cabin block and build it into an original setting that creates a broken star pattern using dark and light blocks. We will discuss the historic beginning of the log cabin block, layout options, and explore the importance of light and dark color values essential to successful log cabin quilts. In this class we will be using a pre-cut blocks that are perfect for a table runner or pillow. You will learn cutting, piecing, trimming, and pressing. Let us create a Log Cabin that will shine like a star!

Machines Provided by: Janome & Moore's Sewing Centers 

Kit Contents: 8 Pre-Cut Log Cain blocks (fabrics may vary), backing, binding and Pattern

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1017C – Dear Santa or Sam the Snowman Triangle Class

$130.00

Lisa Bongean

Location: Room 204

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $125.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: I'M NOT AFRAID OF NO "TRIANGLE"!

Working with half-square triangles (HSTs) is a fundamental skill in quilting that can be used to create a wide variety of stunning quilt designs. We will present a step-by-step guide to help you make a beautiful quilt using HSTs.

Remember, working with HSTs opens up a world of design possibilities. You can create a variety of patterns by altering the arrangement of your HST units. Be creative, experiment with colors, and enjoy the quilting process. Happy quilting!

LEARN THE BASICS: Get acquainted with the essential tools and materials for producing Half Square Triangles, including fine fabrics, the best notions, and precise cutting techniques.

QUILT DESIGN: Unleash your artistic flair as you explore various patterns, color combinations, and styles that work best for Half Square Triangle quilts.

PRECISION PIECING: Master the art of accurate piecing to create flawless, intricate blocks, ensuring your quilts come together seamlessly.

QUILTING TECHNIQUES: Discover the beauty of hand or machine quilting and explore creative ways to finish your quilts with precision and detail.

FINAL TOUCHES: Yes, let's learn about binding and any alternatives for finishing your quilt with something unexpected.

If you have any questions about our workshop please do not hesitate to contact me at my email: lisab@primitivegatherings.us

Machines Provided by: Baby Lock & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: Fabric for front, binding, pattern, and triangle paper.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1020N – Fabulous Background Fillers and Fun

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Let’s learn some fun, fast and fabulous background fillers! Free-motion feathers, swirls, flowers, stacked circles, pebbles, snails and more will all be demonstrated and stitched. We will even talk Ghost Blocks! Don’t know where to start? Join me…let’s fill those backgrounds!

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: All handouts, fabric, batting and thread needed for the class

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1010C – Follow the Rule(r)s!

$153.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Do curves and circles when you free-motion quilt look like ridged potato chips with a few bites missing? Do you have trouble quilting along your pre-marked lines? Rulers can help you stay on track! Rulers are not just for movable machines. Come spend time sitting at the HandiQuilter Amara and receive hands-on guidance from David learning a variety of quilting designs you can easily stitch with acrylic rulers.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are the Amara ST. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric and batting sandwiches

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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1012C – Beginners ABCs

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Monday, January 20th 2025

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A special hands-on class for the very beginners! Learn the basics of free-motion on the longarm. You will feel much more confident and inspired to develop new skills after Julia's lecture and hands-on experience. You will learn: - Basic skills for successful quilting - Simple shapes that will build your skill base (a peek into bubbles, feathers, etc) - Controlling shape, size, and uniformity of the elements - Movement and connection of the elements - What to quilt and how to choose the right pattern for any quilt ...and much more!

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric for top and back, batting, thread, handouts

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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2301C – Tiny Town

$270.00

Sarah Fielke

Location: Room 101

Two Days

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $60.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: It’s a teeny tiny town! Learn simple English Paper Piecing and hand needle turn applique techniques while making this sweet cot size concoction. A kit of EPP papers and fussy cutting templates is required to help you bring your town to life. Cut all of your favorite novelties for your house inhabitants! This is a fun, relaxing class, you will be surprised how quickly the first row of your little town starts to come together.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Printed pattern booklet, template set containing all EPP papers for houses, precut card applique circles for trees and laminate peeper templates for fussy cutting

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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2018C – Fort Mackinac Mini Quilt

$130.00

Lisa Bongean

Location: Room 204

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: CRAFTING TINY TREASURES
Miniature Quilting Workshop

Join me for a delightful journey into the art of quilting on a small scale. Whether you're a seasoned quilter or a complete beginner, this class is designed to ignite your creativity and provide you with the skills to create exquisite, pint-sized quilts that are sure to impress.

CLASS OVERVIEW:
In this hands-on workshop, you will: Learn the basics: Get acquainted with the essential tools and materials for miniature quilting, including fine fabrics, tiny needles, and precise cutting techniques.

MINIATURE QUILT DESIGN: Unleash your artistic flair as you explore various patterns, color combinations, and styles that work best in miniature form.

PRECISION PIECING: Master the art of accurate piecing to create flawless, intricate blocks, ensuring your miniature quilts come together seamlessly.

QUILTING TECHNIQUES: Discover the beauty of hand or machine quilting and explore creative ways to finish your small quilts with precision and detail.

FINAL TOUCHES: Add charm with tiny embellishments and create the perfect border for your miniature masterpiece.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Lisa will guide you through the entire process of stitching these tiny treasures. You'll leave class with newfound quilting skills and be well on your way to creating beautiful, small-scale quilts that you can proudly display or gift to a loved one.

If you have any questions about our workshop please do not hesitate to contact me at my email: lisab@primitivegatherings.us

Machines Provided by: Baby Lock & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: : Fabric for front, binding, pattern, and 3 sizes of triangle paper.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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2302C – Orange Sherbert

$270.00

Irene Blanck

Location: Room 205

Two Days

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $34.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: This workshop will teach you most aspects of applique – needleturn, prepared edge, straight line, template, curves, points on leaves and stems. You will learn how to prepare your shapes and glue them onto the background fabric using a lightbox (essential for my class). Using this process eliminates all those extra steps that we used to do once upon a time – and NO pins on your work.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Pattern - $34AU - via website

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


2019N – Lets Ruffle Some Feathers

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: It’s feather time! Let’s discuss, draw and stitch feathers that can fill those wonderful spaces. We will learn basic long-arm feathers, bump-back feathers, saw-tooth feathers, and more. Need to fill squares? Circles? Odd Shapes? We will definitely turn those corners and more. Basic feathers can be enhanced by the simplest methods. Bring your pencil and sketch pad and Let’s Ruffle Some Feathers!

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: All handouts, fabric, batting and thread needed for class

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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2001C – Plaidtastic Plaids

$126.00

Maria Shell

Location: Room 103

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn all about cutting and piecing improvisational plaids in this fun and imformative workshop. In addition to exploring the basics of cutting and piecing plaids, students will also learn how to incorporate fussy cut prints into their plaids and how to design and compose with plaids.

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vacuum

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2002C – Blackwork

$113.00

Kathie Kerler

Location: Room 104A

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn how to do Blackwork, an embroidery created with straight stitches in a thread color that contrasts with the background fabric. Stitch the three different patterns which use backstitch and running stitches and see how to create simple to complex shading within a single pattern. Blackwork is traditionally done with black thread on white fabric to create geometric designs. But today, stitchers may use all thread colors and create contemporary art, such as landscapes and portraits.
In this workshop, we will practice the three ways to stitch Blackwork: backstitch, double running aka Holbein Stitch, and the running backstitch. You will then be able to create your own designs or easily follow commercial patterns. Instructor will bring examples.

Handwork

Kit Contents: 18 Count White Davos Cotton Fabric—10 - 12” square, with finished edges
Perle Coton—Size 12, Black--#310
Tapestry Needles--#24 and #26
Graph paper
Handouts

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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2003C – Beautiful Stitches - Hand Embroidery on Linen

$118.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 104B

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $45.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Choose from a selection of Catherine's original designs printed onto linen, add some color with wax crayons if you wish and then start stitching. Catherine will take you through some of her favorite stitches and share her best tips and tricks for a relaxing day of hand embroidery. There will lots of time for questions. Go home with your project well under way!

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Printed design on linen, hand dyed threads, hand sewing needles, full color stitch guide

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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2004C – Advanced Sashiko Stitches

$113.00

Carol Ziogas

Location: Room 105

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Move beyond following pre-printed designs and draft your own, including more complex stitches and working within unusual design spaces. This is a more challenging class than Carol's classes offered at R2CA in previous years and is geared toward students seeking more advanced work in Sashiko.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Fabric, sashiko thread, sashiko needles, thimble, washout transfer paper, hera marking tool, printed handout with designs used in class.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


2005C – ABC 1-2-3 to Free Motion Quilting!

$167.00

Sarah Thomas

Location: Room 106

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Have you always wanted to free-motion quilt but were too anxious to do so? Join Sarah in this hands-on workshop and be liberated with free-motion quilting! With a bit of humor and a lot of encouragement, she will take you through a series of designs that are both simple yet highly effective on your quilt tops. By the end of the workshop, you will feel more comfortable and brave with a variety of shapes and designs in different sizes.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center
The Machines in this room are the BERNINA Q20. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines. 

Kit Contents: Thread, Fabric, Batting, Worksheet

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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2006C – Borders are a Must!

$60.00

Karen King

Location: Room 107A

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Borders are a must on many quilts. With hundreds of digitized designs to choose from, Pro-Stitcher can assist in stitching borders with ease. Designs are extremely easy to match and connect with Karen’s techniques. Whether you prefer to turn your quilt on its side to stitch the side borders, or stitch down the sides as you move through the quilt, Karen can show you how to match these with perfection.

Technology Class sponsored by Handi Quilter

Pro-Stitcher: You must have the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Program downloaded and updated before attending class.

Spaces available


2008C – Divide and Conquer

$113.00

Swan Sheridan

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Looking to add something new to your free motion skill set? In this class, students will learn to expand their free motion quilting skills, focusing on using the three basic elements of free motion (lines, curves, and circles) to build a variety of designs. Students will also begin to learn the basics of how to break up a quilting space and use foundational elements to create quilting frameworks. Prepare to take on the exciting world of modern machine quilting with a variety of simple techniques that will open the box to expanded concepts of machine quilting.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center

Kit Contents: To Be Announced Later

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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2009C – Fun with Fillers

$153.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Staring at open spaces? Not sure which design you want to use on your quilt? Do you hate making feathers? David will show you fun ways to fill in the blanks, from easy stippling and loop-de-loop and to versatile grid work and organic motifs. Each student will have solo use of a Handi Quilter Amara stationery quilting machine.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are the Amara ST. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric and batting sandwiches

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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2011C – Modern Whole Cloth - Mandala

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: The possibilities and options of creating beauty out of nowhere, with just a little bit of planning, are so inspiring! Let Julia show several strategies for seeing the empty space differently, and plan and quilt your own whole cloth Mandala project during practice time.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: 2 premarked mandalas, thread, backing fabric, batting, and a small ruler.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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2013C – Scrappy Dog or Colorful Cat

$104.00

Jane Haworth

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $5.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Working from Jane’s pattern of a scruffy dog or a colorful cat you will learn to cut, layer and glue fabrics using Jane’s free-form technique for fabric collage. Challenge yourself to using bright colored and patterned fabrics for an unexpected result. Students will learn about using value and color in collage and how to make their own pattern suitable for collage.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Pattern, a few fabrics, Foundation and Instructions

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


2014C – Appliqué Stitch Lab

$113.00

Linda Sullivan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Back by popular demand! Boost your appliqué IQ! Loaded with super practical tips and tricks, this workshop is a great class to learn or brush up on easy machine appliqué. While making the ‘Splendor’ appliquéd wallhanging, students will learn a variety of different methods to prepare their shapes for raw edge and turned edge machine appliqué as well as perfect their own “unique appliqué stitch” during class. Along the way, they’ll also learn how to use a variety of fun decorative stitches to texturize their appliqués and gain the confidence they need to appliqué the day away!

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Center 

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2015C – English Paper Piecing the Quilters Select Way

$56.00

Jennifer Gigas

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $9.99



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Love the look of English Paper Piecing? Wish there was a faster method than hand piecing? This is the workshop for you! In  English Paper Piecing (EPP) the Quilters Select Way, you’ll learn to EPP in record time, using your SEWING MACHINE!  From unit prep to selecting thread and adjusting machine stitches/settings this workshop will start you on your journey to Machine EPP Perfection! At the end of the session you will leave with the makings of a stunning EPP pillow top.

(Note: Actual unit created in the workshop will vary slightly from the photo image)

Machines Provided by: Brother & Moore's Sewing Center 

Kit Contents: • Pre-printed Diamonds/Triangles (Print & Piece Fuse lite • Quilters Select Glue Stick 

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

Supply List will be available later

Spaces available


2017C – Winter Village

$113.00

Edyta Sitar

Location: Room 203C

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $59.95



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: You will love creating charming house blocks in this fun and informative class. I will teach cutting, piecing, and finishing touches for your quilts. Students will make (3) houses in class and learn the techniques necessary to finish an entire village. This quilt is perfect in any color combination, but I am partial to blue and white. The kits provided will feature Blue fabrics as shown in the class image, but we will also discuss other color options in class. I look forward to seeing you there!

Machines Provided by: Janome & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: Fabric for table runner, binding, backing and pattern. (fabric may vary)

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


2020N – Doodle Mania

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Doodles upon doodles can be fast, fun and fabulous. Intimidated by not knowing what to quilt where? Inspiration is everywhere if we just know where to look. Let’s fill those wide open spaces and fill them creatively. Join me for some great quilting fun!

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: All handouts, fabric, batting and thread needed for class

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


2007C – Finesse Edge-to Edge Quilting Using Pro-Stitcher

$60.00

Karen King

Location: Room 107A

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Moving on with Pro-Stitcher is an intermediate class that addresses other ways to finesse edge-to-edge quilting. This is beyond the simple e2e set up.

Stitch e2e back and forth to speed up the quilting process, Stitch edge-to-edge and keep it within the basting line. This is a method that keeps the edges of the quilt top clean and easy to trim for binding. You will love this technique! Applique pieces can remain untouched with stitching, Or stitch a different design inside of an applique piece, Quilt e2e while going around pockets, buttons, thick patches, etc.

These techniques are made simple using Pro-Stitcher!

Technology Class sponsored by Handi Quilter

Pro-Stitcher: You must have the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Program downloaded and updated before attending class.

Spaces available


2010C – Mastering Free-Motion Designs for Art Quilts

$153.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced 

Description: Are you ready for more? For quilters who want to break out of the rut of repetitive quilting designs, David will introduce you to the freedom of self-guided stitching for your art quilts. Learn to master your machine so you can confidently put your quilting on full display. Rhythm, regulation, and relaxation are the key to your goals. This is not a class for beginners. Bring plenty of practice sandwiches, your favorite thread, and, if the spirit is willing, a current art quilt project. It's time to start putting your skills to good use! All students will have solo use of their own HandiQuilter Amara stationery quilting machine.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are the Amara ST. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

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Spaces available


2012C – Bloom! Freemotion Flowers and Leaves

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Join our expert instructor for a comprehensive class that will teach you how to create stunning floral designs, from delicate flowers to lush foliage. Learn how to freemotion quilt intricate leaves, berries, and ferns, and master the techniques to combine them into breathtaking compositions. From beginners to advanced quilters, this class is perfect for anyone looking to add a touch of elegance to their quilts.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Top and back fabric, batting, thread, handouts

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


2016C – Applique Magic with Quilters Select

$56.00

Jennifer Gigas

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Tuesday, January 21st 2025

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $9.99



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Master Applique the easy way!  In this workshop we’ll build backgrounds, experiment with raw edge, blanket stitch, satin stitch “needle-turn” and dimensional applique techniques. Discussion of thread types, decorative stitch use and selecting the right presser feet for success will be covered. Create a sampler or mini-blocks to journal the techniques covered. 

Machines Provided by: Brother & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: • Quilters Select Fabric Marking Pen
• Quilters Select Print & Piece
• Quilters Select Appli-web Plus

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

Supply List will be available later

Spaces available


3008C – Walking Foot Bootcamp

$130.00

Christa Watson

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Are you tired of stitching in the ditch? Learn to utilize the power of your walking foot (or dual feed) to stitch “near” the ditch instead! It’s much faster and easier, yielding results that are very forgiving and more fun to stitch! Students will be empowered to embrace the beauty of imperfection as they learn to quilt their own quilts. See how a simple straight stitch or machine decorative stitch can yield so many different possibilities. Students will also learn best practices for successful walking foot style quilting.

Machines Provided by: BERRNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center

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3009C – Follow the Rule(r)s!

$153.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Do curves and circles when you free-motion quilt look like ridged potato chips with a few bites missing? Do you have trouble quilting along your pre-marked lines? Rulers can help you stay on track! Rulers are not just for movable machines. Come spend time sitting at the HandiQuilter Amara and receive hands-on guidance from David learning a variety of quilting designs you can easily stitch with acrylic rulers.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are the Amara ST. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric and batting sandwiches

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


3011C – Break the Space!

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $45.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Have you ever made a quilt with a wide-open space and had no idea how to quilt it? Are you bored of simply filling that space with stippling/bubbles? Come to Julia's class and she'll show you endless possibilities of breaking space and creating super interesting quilts!hine.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: a 30''x30'' appliqued practice piece, thread, backing fabric, batting, small straight ruler.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3013C – Rabbit and Lupines

$104.00

Jane Haworth

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $5.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Make a charming fabric rabbit that can be nestled into a bed of purple lupine flowers. Working from the two patterns use Jane’s forgiving fabric collage technique to complete the rabbit. Then create a few simple stalks of lupines to complete the scene. Great project for using your scraps or small pieces of fabric.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Pattern, Foundation and Instructions

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3014C – Disappearing Half Square Triangles

$113.00

Heather Kojan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $12.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: We'll start with half square triangles. With a little chopping and reassembly, we'll have 3 unique quilt blocks! Our afternoon will be spent creating your favorite(s) of the three quilts.

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: Pattern

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


3015C – Bits & Pieces Designing from the Scrap Bag

$126.00

Maria Shell

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: This workshop is for scrap-a-holics. Learn how to shape, sort, and piece your fabric bits into art quilt masterpieces. While learning how to work with bits and pieces, students will also be given information about improvisational piecing techniques and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts.

Machines Provided by: Brother & Moore's Sewing Center

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3016C – Bahama Blue

$113.00

Linda Hahn

Location: Room 203C

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $17.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Here's a cute, quick quilt that will look great in any colorway! The block is partially paper pieced using Linda's unique technique.

Machines Provided by: Janome & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: Includes a re-useable foundation piecing stencil, full color handout and enough foun-dation paper for the project. 

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


3017C – Wayfinder Quilt

$113.00

Brooke Shankland

Location: Room 204

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Make your own Wayfinder block to begin a full quilt or finish as a modern wall hanging. The Wayfinder block represents the idea that, in a broad sense, we never really “arrive”; we are always navigating and re-orienting ourselves toward new directions. With this in mind, this extremely versatile design seeks to remind us to live in and appreciate each point on this long, winding path - not just the destination. Brooke will walk you through the construction of this unique, modern block, including tips for strip piecing and half rectangle triangles.

Machines Provided by: Baby Lock & Moore's Sewing Centers

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Spaces available


3018N – Lets Ruffle Some Feathers

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: It’s feather time! Let’s discuss, draw and stitch feathers that can fill those wonderful spaces. We will learn basic long-arm feathers, bump-back feathers, saw-tooth feathers, and more. Need to fill squares? Circles? Odd Shapes? We will definitely turn those corners and more. Basic feathers can be enhanced by the simplest methods. Bring your pencil and sketch pad and Let’s Ruffle Some Feathers!

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: All handouts, fabric, batting and thread needed for class

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


3001C – Flower Power - Painting on Fabric AM

$75.00

Helen Godden

Location: Room 100B

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $5.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Helen's favourite technique of fabric painting with stunning Metallic & Pearlescent Lumiere paint on black fabric. Students will select from 10 designs to create 7” Flower Power blocks. These beautiful blocks can be used in later projects which we will discuss. Students will complete a minimum of 4 blocks but potentially more, in this fun, liberating class. Helen makes it easy for students to gain confidence and realise how easy it is to paint on fabric. Helen is always thrilled to see how students take to the painting and realise the possibilities this technique provides as a variation to traditional patchwork.

Painting

Kit Contents: Students will share the use of 2 full sets of 30 Lumiere paints. Each student will have use of brushes.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3003C – Thread Painting 101: Hibiscus

$104.00

Elizabeth Habich

Location: Room 103

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $30.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Thread-painting gives you the freedom to make a very realistic image entirely with thread! Learn to analyze a photograph’s line and color, do straight-stitch and zig-zag free-motion thread-painting, plus how to mix and shade colors, while making a beautiful Hibiscus. You’ll be amazed what you can do!

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vaccum

Kit Contents: includes pattern plus prepared ‘sandwiches’ so students can start work immediately, and supplementary use of my thread!

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


3004C – Black Star Flower Farm Punch Needle

$130.00

Lisa Bongean

Location: Room 105

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $75.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Unleash your creativity and explore the beautiful world of Punch Needle Embroidery in the Introduction to Punch Needle class. This hands-on course is designed for all levels of enthusiasts looking to learn the art of creating stunning textured designs with vibrant threads.

PUNCH NEEDLE FUNDAMENTALS: Dive into the basics of punch needle embroidery, including tool selection, different types of fabric, and thread choices.

TECHNIQUE MASTERY: Get hands-on experience with the punch needle tool, learning how to create varying textures, patterns, and designs.

PATTERN CREATION: Discover how to transfer, adapt, or create your own designs. We'll cover essential techniques to ensure your projects turn out as planned.

COLOR THEORY: Explore the world of color theory and learn how to choose the perfect color palette for your punch needle projects.

FINISHING TOUCHES: Understand the art of securing your finished piece, trimming excess threads, and preparing it for framing or display.

TROUBLESHOOTING: Learn how to identify and fix common punch needle errors, ensuring your projects look polished and professional.

WHAT TO EXPECT: HANDS ON PRACTICE: You'll practice the punch needle technique throughout the workshop.

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK: Receive feedback and guidance from me, your instructor, helping you refine your skills and troubleshoot any challenges.

If you have any questions about our workshop please do not hesitate to contact me at my email: lisab@primitivegatherings.us

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: Threads and weavers cloth

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


3005C – Sketchbook Quilting

$167.00

Sarah Thomas

Location: Room 106

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Sketchbook Quilting is Sarah's approachable, uninhibited, "no rules" style of free-motion quilting. In this fun hands-on workshop, you will become more comfortable with drawing your own style of free-motion designs and seeing them come to life on the fabric. You’ll turn these designs into multiple groupings and combinations by building off the foundation pieces Sarah will teach. In doing so, you’ll be ready to create your own set of personal go-to designs, practice fillers, and also develop the muscle memory of drawing the doodles. Each BERNINA Q20/Q16 will accommodate two students to share and to practice transferring the sketchbook doodles to the quilt top. Sarah will also show you how to use a variety of rulers and stencils to help create basic shapes and line guides for the doodling. This workshop will teach and encourage you to quilt without rules, thus making each finished quilt unique to your personal style and abilities.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America &Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center
The Machines in this room are the BERNINA Q20. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines.

Kit Contents: Thread, Fabric, Batting, Worksheet

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


3006C – Pro-Stitcher AAA =All About Areas

$60.00

Karen King

Location: Room 107A

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 



Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Description: Areas can be used as a placement guide for unique shapes. Quickly edit a design in Designer Software, then transfer back to Pro-Stitcher and create an area to use as a placement guide.
Beautiful custom work can be created using areas. Stitch overlapping designs without stitching over top of the other. It’s a much-needed technique for extraordinary custom work.

These professional techniques will take your custom quilting up a notch!

Technology Class sponsored by Handi Quilter

Pro-Stitcher: You must have the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Program downloaded and updated before attending class.

Spaces available


3010C – "No More Tears" Free-Motion Quilting

$153.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Does the thought of free-motion quilting frighten you? David will teach you how to relax and enjoy the freedom of stationery machine quilting. This class covers all the basics — threading the machine, adjusting the tension, needle sizes and, most importantly, how to find your own rhythm. All students will be seated solo at a HandiQuilter Amara. And, yes, we'll cover tips for using the built-in stitch regulator! You'll leave the class saying "I can do this!"

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are the Amara ST. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric and batting sandwiches

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


3012C – One Tile at a Time! - Secondary Designs for Your Quilts

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $45.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Unleash the Power of Tile Patterns! Join our freemotion longarm quilting class and discover the art of creating secondary designs on your block quilts using the concept of tile patterns. Learn how to break down complex designs into smaller, manageable pieces, and then stitch them together to create stunning, one-of-a-kind quilts!

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Preprinted or appliqued mini quilt top to practice, batting, backing fabric, thread, small quilting ruler, handouts

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


3019N – Beginning Rulerwork

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Intimidated by fancy ruler work? Fear no more! We will take a look at both straight and curved rulers, learn how to hold and position the rulers and stitch around them. Most importantly, we will get you the confidence you need to use those rulers! You will quickly gain the knowledge of how to incorporate ruler work among those free-motion designs.

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: All handouts, fabric, batting and thread needed for class

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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Spaces available


3002C – Flower Power - Painting on Fabric PM

$75.00

Helen Godden

Location: Room 100B

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $5.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Helen's favourite technique of fabric painting with stunning Metallic & Pearlescent Lumiere paint on black fabric. Students will select from 10 designs to create 7” Flower Power blocks. These beautiful blocks can be used in later projects which we will discuss. Students will complete a minimum of 4 blocks but potentially more, in this fun, liberating class. Helen makes it easy for students to gain confidence and realise how easy it is to paint on fabric. Helen is always thrilled to see how students take to the painting and realise the possibilities this technique provides as a variation to traditional patchwork.

Painting

Kit Contents: Students will share the use of 2 full sets of 30 Lumiere paints. Each student will have use of brushes.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3007C – Combining Designs Made Easy in Pro-Stitcher

$60.00

Karen King

Location: Room 107A

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Combine pre-loaded digital designs in Pro-Stitcher to create new designs. This is a quick and easy technique to create new designs without all the work of digitizing!

Learn how to edit a portion of a design or add a new element to an existing design. There are so many possibilities with features available in Pro-Stitcher Premium as well as Pro-Stitcher Lite. (A few features are available only with Pro-Stitcher Premium.)

Create a new edge-to-edge design or add to a block design to make it an e2e design with quick and easy steps.

Technology Class sponsored by Handi Quilter

Pro-Stitcher: You must have the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Program downloaded and updated before attending class.

Spaces available


3061C – How to Enhance Your Fabric with Tsukineko Inks

$60.00

Kris Vierra

Location: Room 100B

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn how to enhance your fabric and make it uniquely yours with the use of Tsukineko inks. In this class you will learn how to marble fabric, create new designs using stencils, paint directly on your fabric and use different forms of resists to achieve unique one of a kind fabrics. You don't need to be an artist to spice up your fabrics with these acid free, water based inks. (ink is permanent once heat set) (Instructor will provide a large selection of stencils and other supplies for class use.)

Design Class

Kit Contents: 6 different bottles of ink, color mixing chart, palette, eye droppers, tone on tone fabric

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3062C – Four Kites

$56.00

Greg Barner

Location: Room 103

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $80.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: With a simple kite template, create this stunning four-point diamond block. This technique allows you to take a variety of 1½” and 2” strips and create fun kite blocks that can be squared up. As you create more kites and put them together, different patterns will be formed. Creating kites are a great way to use up your scraps!

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vacuum

Kit Contents: fabric to complete the quilt top, pattern, kite template

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3063C – Doodle Art Quilt

$56.00

Ruth Ann Berry

Location: Room 105

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $50.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn to draw doodle art on fabric photo sheets to be taken home and sewn into a one of a kind wall hanging.

Design Class

Kit Contents: 12 photo fabric sheets, practice sketchbook, 3 archival ink pens with different size tips, pattern for wall hanging, ruler, pencils, zipper bag

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3064C – Walking Foot Quilting 1 - Straight Lines, Serpentines, & Spirals

$73.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: An introductory class in walking foot quilting. Learn how to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of your walking foot. Make stitched samples of different styles including matchstick quilting, grids, combined stitches, serpentines and a basic spiral. Finish with a look at Catherine’s work to inspire you to go home and turn your tops into quilts.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center

Kit Contents: Threads, needles, safety pins, hand outs

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3065C – Watercolor for Quilters!

$56.00

Swan Sheridan

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: In this class, students will learn to use Derwent’s Inktense blocks and pencils to create a dry watercolor image. Using water and fabric medium, we will then transform the dry image into a permanent watercolor. Suitable for creating backgrounds, applique cutouts, personalized fabric, or complete images, this method is simple and accessible. Swan takes the fear out of fabric painting and allows the artist in every quilter to surface with this simple technique.

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: Mat, PFD Fabric, washout marker, brushes, textile medium, and the use of inktense pencils and blocks during class time.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3066C – Wonky Piecing & Easy Applique Mini ModDog

$60.00

Linda Sullivan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: The immediate gratification project! Slash ‘n sew piecing, off-kilter stitching and easy machine appliqué make this a fun and stress free 3 hour workshop. Students will learn wonky piecing techniques to form a fabric collage of coloured strips and the basics of fusible machine appliqué while making this cute Mini ModDog. Linda will also show you how to finish your project into a cute pillow or wallhanging!

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: Mini ModDog Pattern + Fusible Batting + Fusible Adhesive Web

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3067C – Foundation Paper Piecing Basics

$56.00

Jennifer Wagner

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Why would anyone stitch fabric onto paper? The benefit is that the paper keeps the fabric from stretching creating precise piecing, consistently sized blocks, and sharp points. Foundation paper piecing also allows for the creation of shapes that would be difficult to make using traditional piecing methods. In this class, you’ll make beautiful hexagon blocks while I take you step by step through the technique and show you how to use the tools that make it easier. Choose your favorite from the three pattern options: Striped Hexi’s, Equilateral Gone Awry, and Nuts About You. This class is best suited for open minded quilters of all skill levels who are ready to add a new technique to their tool belt. No previous experience with foundation paper piecing is needed. Bonus: We will explore block design and I'll show you a trick to make Y seams easy.

Machines Provided by: Brother & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: One of the three patterns, participant's choice

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3068C – Pinehurst

$60.00

Edyta Sitar

Location: Room 203C

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $59.95



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Reach out for your Pinehurst pattern, Pinehurst template, and take a class with me on creating this beautiful tree block. In the class we will learn how to choose your fabrics, cut with templates, precision piecing, and pressing; as well as how we can adjust the size or change the design of a tree. We will be making 12 blocks in the classroom which will be wonderful for a table runner, pillow or a start up to the first row of the quilt.

Machines Provided by: Janome & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: 12 Pre-Cut blocks, Pattern & Templates. (fabrics may vary)

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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3069C – Raw Edge Applique Adinkra Quilt

$56.00

Kena Dorsey

Location: Room 204

One day

Wednesday, January 22nd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Adinkra are symbols from Ghana that represent distinct concepts, proverbs, principles and expressions. These unique decorative symbols are used in fabrics, logos, pottery, architecture and more throughout the African Diaspora. In this workshop, we will explore the meanings of some of the more widely popular Adinkra symbols and then create a small wall-hanging or table runner using African wax print fabrics embellished with the raw edge appliqué Adinkra. Optional Kits are available for purchase from the instructor, or you can use fabrics from your own stash. (Skill Level: Confident Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance Quilters)

Machines Provided by: Baby Lock & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: An assortment bundle of strips and fat quarter African wax print fabrics to create the quilt-top, borders, appliqué shapes and cowrie shells for embellishments. Templates and the pattern.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4601C – Painting on Silk: Columbine

$339.00

Andrea Brokenshire

Location: Room 100A

Three Days

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $115.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: I am inspired by the natural world. Won’t you join me in my paint box to learn my technique for painting realistic floral imagery onto silk.You will be making a beautiful Pink Columbine. To make it easy, most of materials you will need will be provided in the Mandatory Kit. The kit cost is $115.00. In addition to painting your beautiful flower, I will also demonstrate how I create my highly textural confetti backgrounds and my technique for turning the edges of the finished applique’ for a clean finish. So let’s have some fun and create with paint and fiber.

Painting Class

Kit Contents: Instruction booklet for Columbine
11” x 17” Color photocopy
11” x 17” Greyscale photocopy
11” x 17” Color Photocopy of finished Painted top
Silk Charmeuse (12mm) 12” x 18” pre-primed Silk Charmeuse
1 - Set of PROfab Transparent Acrylic Textile paints for Black Pearl
1 -2 oz Transparent Extender Medium
Freezer Paper (approx.) 2 yards
Black Ultra Fine Sharpie Marker
Brushes:
#2 Chisel Blender
#6 Round
#2 Round
2” Foam brush

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4501C – Flying Into Colours

$270.00

Helen Godden

Location: Room 100B

Two Days

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Introducing Helen's technique of Paintchwork....that is, painted not pieced patchwork working with stunning Metallic & Pearlescent Lumiere by Jacquard, acrylic fabric paints. Day 1 - Students will chose from 20 designs for your own Flying Into Colours wall hanging 20 x 30”. Helen will demonstrate how to trace & paint the design; how to combine colours and blend colours to create Paintchwork onto black fabric. Students will be blown away by the ease of painting with these fabric paints and their stunning results. Day 2 - With Helen's expert guidance, booklet of Free-Motion designs and lots of demonstrating, students will enhance their piece with a wide variety of free-motion quilting styles to complement their work. Students will then paint again, this time into their free-motion stitching, enhancing and adding so much life and energy into their individual and unique work. This class is a lot of fun and very exciting as student's gain confidence in painting and in free-motion and their work comes to life in full colour!

Painting

Kit Contents: Students will shared the use of 2 full sets of 30 Lumiere paints. Each student will have use of brushes Panda Pencil for tracing on black fabric to keep.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4001C – Bees, Bugs & Bullion Knots

$104.00

Beth Upstill

Location: Room 101

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $38.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: In this class you will learn to make a small sampler using Bullion Knots to create bugs, bees and flowers to embellish any of your projects. We will be practicing our Bullion Knot skills and discussing ways to use this easy and decorative stitch. Left handed and right handed stitchers can easily follow along.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Background wool (approx. 8"x13"), ribbon, 2 needles (Milliners & Chenille) 5 Spools of Eleganza Perle Cotton #8 (gold, brown/black, purple, pink, green)

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4002C – Thread Paint Your Own Photo!

$104.00

Elizabeth Habich

Location: Room 103

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Intensive thread-painting gives you the freedom to make a very realistic, tapestry-like image entirely with thread, and the only skill you need is confident free-motion quilting!
Starting with your own sharp, good-quality photo, we will explore ways to create color combinations and textures to transform it into a realistic 8 ½” x 11” thread painting. You will be amazed by what you can do! In a one-day class, students will learn the basics of thread painting and start work on their own thread paintings.
Note: students must send their proposed photo (betsy@betsyhabich.com) no later than Sunday, January 12 for approval, possible editing, and printing. I will bring the printed photo to class made into a quilt sandwich, along with two color copies of the original photo for in-class exercises, so students can maximize their in-class work time. The instructor will bring copyright free images for the use of those who sign up after that date.

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vacuum

Kit Contents: Your Personal Photo, printed on cotton and made into a prepared quilt sandwich, with a second sandwich for practice.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4003C – RULE Your Quilt!

$167.00

Sarah Thomas

Location: Room 106

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Are you ready to add the structured look of quilting with rulers to your quilt tops? Perhaps you want to mix and match free-motion quilting designs with perfect lines, arcs, and waves? This is the workshop for you! Sarah will guide you through hands-on quilting utilizing basic straight edge, curved, arced, wave, and fun shaped rulers to create crosshatch, arcs, and more! Whether you're new to using rulers or simply want to hone your skills, you will leave the workshop with an abundance of ideas, encouragement, and motivation to add ruler quilting to your repertoire!

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center
The Machines in this room are the BERNINA Q20. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines.

Kit Contents: Thread, Fabric, Batting, Worksheet, Ruler Use

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4004C – 1,2,3...Quilt! Pro-Stitcher Magic

$113.00

Leslie Main

Location: Room 107A

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Pro-Stitcher an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed to guide to quilting perfec-tion on Handi Quilter Longarm machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process of design, positioning, to quilting is easy and fun. Whether the desire is to finish your own quilts with your own artistry or considering making money at the frame the Pro-Stitcher is the tool of choice for elegant and precise quilting in just three easy steps!

Technology Class Sponsored by Handi Quilter

Pro-Stitcher: You must have the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Program downloaded and updated before attending class.

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4005C – Free Motion Bootcamp

$130.00

Christa Watson

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Embrace perfectly imperfect quilting! That means little to no marking, and a whole lot of gorgeous texture. Ease into free-motion quilting with asymmetrical textures that are fast and fun to quilt. We’ll explore a wide range of motifs that will look good on any quilt from modern to traditional. You’ll leave class armed with the confidence that yes, you can quilt your own quilts. Students should be comfortable with a sewing machine and will practice on their own pre-basted fabric and batting samples. Students will also learn best practices for successful free-motion quilting.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center

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4006C – Mastering Free-Motion Designs for Art Quilts

$153.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 



Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced 

Description: Are you ready for more? For quilters who want to break out of the rut of repetitive quilting designs, David will introduce you to the freedom of self-guided stitching for your art quilts. Learn to master your machine so you can confidently put your quilting on full display. Rhythm, regulation, and relaxation are the key to your goals. This is not a class for beginners. Bring plenty of practice sandwiches, your favorite thread, and, if the spirit is willing, a current art quilt project. It's time to start putting your skills to good use! All students will have solo use of their own HandiQuilter Amara stationery quilting machine.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are the Amara ST. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

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4008C – New Life for Traditional Blocks - II Improved

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Revitalize Your Quilting Skills with Freemotion Magic! Join this improved and updated longarm quilting class and discover a fresh perspective on traditional quilt blocks. Learn how to reimagine classic designs with freemotion techniques, adding texture, movement, and visual interest to your quilts. From traditional to modern, we'll show you how to give your favorite blocks a new life with creative fills, stitches, and thread play.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: pre-printed quilt blocks, matching thread, backing fabric, batting, and a small ruler.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4010C – Puffin Collage and Stitch

$104.00

Jane Haworth

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn to fabric collage and combine with hand stitching on this fun and simple puffin pattern. Trace and cut this small Puffin fabric collage using the pattern and kit provided. Learn this free-form technique for fabric collage. The collage will be hand-stitched using simple stitches.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Fabric, Needle, threads, pattern

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4011C – Introduction to Interleave Piecing

$113.00

Heather Kojan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Interleave Piecing is the coolest new trend in patchwork. To "interleave" means to mix (two or more digital signals) by alternating between them. What if we substituted digital signals for quilt blocks? The possibilities are endless! We'll make 2 unique interleave designs.

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: Pattern, Interfacing

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4012C – Perfectly Pointless - Improv Triangles

$126.00

Maria Shell

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: The triangle is an elegant shape that can be used to create dynamic quilts. This workshop covers all manner of triangles and ways to improvisation-ally cut and piece them into patchwork art. There is a special focus on working stripes and other prints to create triangles as well as an in-depth exploration of how different angles create different final units.

Machines Provided by: Brother & Moore's Sewing Centers

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4013C – 32 is a Bushel

$150.00

Sarah Fielke

Location: Room 203C

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: These improv apples are fun, freeing and fast to make. Sarah will teach you her techniques to make these "improv with intent" apples, and a bushel basket to keep them in. Leave measurements and rules at the door and bring your scraps!

Machines Provided by: Janome & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: Pattern Booklet

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4014C – Super Scrappy Repair Quilt

$113.00

Brooke Shankland

Location: Room 204

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Make your own "super scrappy" Repair blocks - in the "imperfect" style - to begin a throw sized quilt. The Repair block is inspired by the concept in Judaism known as tikkun olam, which translates from Hebrew to “repair the world.” The design serves as a reminder to see beauty & opportunity in the imperfect & broken. Brooke will walk you through the two-at-a-time construction of this fun & extremely versatile block, including tips for half rectangle triangles - which may become your new favorite building block for modern quilts. This block is a fabulous way to use up scraps, and even let loose with the option for improv cutting.

Machines Provided by: Baby Lock & Moore's Sewing Centers

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4015N – Fabulous Background Fillers and Fun

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Let’s learn some fun, fast and fabulous background fillers! Free-motion feathers, swirls, flowers, stacked circles, pebbles, snails and more will all be demonstrated and stitched. We will even talk Ghost Blocks! Don’t know where to start? Join me…let’s fill those backgrounds!

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: All handouts, fabric, batting and thread needed for the class

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4502C – Spring at Mission Point

$260.00

Lisa Bongean

Location: Room 105

Two Days

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $75.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Immerse yourself into the timeless charm of wool appliqué, where vibrant colors, intricate designs, and touch of rustic come together to create one-of-a-kind textile masterpieces. Whether you're an experienced fiber artist or a beginner eager to learn, our project promises hours of relaxation and artistic fulfillment.

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL:
WARMTH AND TEXTURE: Wool appliqué creates textiles that not only look stunning but also provide an unparalleled tactile experience. The plushness of wool adds warmth and dimension to your artwork.

AFTER LEARNING THE BASICS...Let your imagination soar as you play with different shapes, sizes, and color combinations. Wool appliqué offers endless design possibilities, making it an ideal medium for expressing your personal style.

A TIMELESS TRADITION: Rooted in centuries of craftsmanship, wool appliqué connects you with a rich heritage of textile arts while allowing you to put your contemporary twist on this enduring tradition.

WHY CHOOSE OUR WOOL APPLIQUÉ PROJECT: Whether you're seeking a soothing hobby or aiming to create handmade gifts with a personal touch, our Wool Appliqué project offers a gratifying and artistic way to achieve your goals. The warmth and whimsy of this craft are sure to inspire you and leave you with cherished, handcrafted pieces you'll treasure for years to come.

If you have any questions about our workshop please do not hesitate to contact me at my email lisab@primitivegatherings.us

Handwork Class 

Kit Contents: Backing and wools for front and back

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4503C – A Paradise of Birds

$270.00

Irene Blanck

Location: Room 205

Two Days

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: This workshop will teach you most aspects of applique – needleturn, prepared edge, straight line, template, curves, points on leaves and stems. You will learn how to prepare your shapes and glue them onto the background fabric using a lightbox (essential for my class). Using this process eliminates all those extra steps that we used to do once upon a time – and NO pins on your work.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Pattern only $AU25 - via my website

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4007C – Fun with Fillers

$153.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Staring at open spaces? Not sure which design you want to use on your quilt? Do you hate making feathers? David will show you fun ways to fill in the blanks, from easy stippling and loop-de-loop and to versatile grid work and organic motifs. Each student will have solo use of a Handi Quilter Amara stationery quilting machine.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are the Amara ST. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric and batting sandwiches

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4009C – Ghost Quilting - Shapes and Critters

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Learn how to expertly create ghost shapes in the negative space of your quilt top, adding an extra layer of interest, though and depth to your design. By getting the inspiration from the elements already present in your quilt, you'll create a stunning visual effect that will leave onlookers mesmerized. In this class, Julia will guide you through the techniques and tips needed to master this unique quilting style, perfect for adding a unique and whimsical touch to any quilt design. Join us and discover the magic of ghostly shapes in your quilting!

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric for top and back, batting, thread, small ruler

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4016N – Combining Design

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: We will take an in-depth look at combining designs to make your quilting features pop! Feathers, swirls, circles as well as straight and curved lines can all be combined to give your quilt top that extreme custom look. From drawing basic shapes, grids, and feather spines, we will look at how stitching order, echoing and more will truly transform your top! It would be beneficial for students to be familiar with free-motion feathers and ruler work.

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: All handouts, fabric, batting and thread needed for class

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4061C – Treads and Risers

$56.00

Greg Barner

Location: Room 103

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $80.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Learn to make dramatic illusions of steps and risers with simple piecing and thoughtful fabric. For this class, you will be playing with light, medium, and dark fabrics of a variety of colors. Greg will teach you a simple 45 degree template technique. Learn to select and place the proper light, medium, and dark fabrics, so that you create “dimensional steps.”

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vacuum

Kit Contents: Fabric to complete the quilt top, pattern, 45 degree wedge template

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4062C – Walking Foot Quilting 2 - Organic Curves and Super Spirals

$73.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: A second class in walking foot quilting. Elevate your technique with beautiful organic curves. Learn how to execute sharp turns and make accurate straight line polygon spirals. Add hand stitched details for added texture. Circular spirals round out the class.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center

Kit Contents: machine and hand sewing threads, needles, safety pins, handouts

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4063C – Heart to Heart 3D Wallhanging

$56.00

Ruth Ann Berry

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $50.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Create the illusion of depth using long strips with 60 degree angle cuts and no "Y" seams. Learn an updated piecing process that employs a triangle replacement template and avoids most of the small triangle pieces. Use color and value instead of complicated piecing to give the impression of 3D.

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: fabric to complete the quilt top. Pattern. Triangle replacement template

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4064C – Variegated Thread

$60.00

Edyta Sitar

Location: Room 203C

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $59.95



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Enjoy a fun fabric exchange with friends and create this wonderful quilt called Variegated Thread. You will have a great time exchanging fabric, sewing a fabric panel, and learning how to coordinate your scraps in this delightful class. We will learn cutting, piecing, and pressing a spool block. It’s perfect for quilters at all levels of experience. You do not want to miss this fun experience and make new quilting friends!

Machines Provided by: Janome & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: Fabric for 8 blocks, background, binding (fabrics may vary) and pattern

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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4065C – Master Curved Piecing with the Many Moons Quilt Pattern

$56.00

Jennifer Wagner

Location: Room 204

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $12.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Have you been wanting to add curves to your quilts but aren’t sure where to start? Then this is the class for you! You’ll learn and experiment with 3 different techniques for curved piecing using the Many Moons quilt pattern. This pattern uses large curves because they’re easier to learn on. Bonus: We will also discuss how the use of contrast, color, and fabric change the look of the quilt. It looks modern made in Kona Solids but see it with big prints in the circles and it’s a whole new quilt.

Machines Provided by: Baby Lock & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: Many Moons Quilt Pattern

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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9401C – Party Time!

$40.00

Road Staff

Location: Doubletree Ballroom

One day

Thursday, January 23rd 2025

From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 



Description: A fan favorite at Road is always the Party Time event. Our MC has a lot of fun planned for this action packed night! Get together with your friends or meet someone new! All we know is it is going to be a Party!

Spaces available


5001C – Berry Ewesful Pincushion

$104.00

Beth Upstill

Location: Room 101

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $55.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Students will learn the art of wool applique by creating this cute pin cushion. All steps from supplies, tools, tracing the pattern, cutting the wool pieces, stitching the pieces in place, and embroidery stitches will be covered during the class.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Pattern, wool background, Cotton backing, red & green wool applique, ribbon, wool thread (2 bobbins), embroidery thread (two balls Eleganza Perle Cotton #8), two needles (Milliners & Chenille)

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5601C – Making Prints

$252.00

Maria Shell

Location: Room 203AB

Two Days

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Students will learn how to improvisionally piece an assortment of prints—stripes, dots, tracks, and plaids. While learning how to build these new units, students will also be given information about working with solids fabrics, fine craft piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these units and creating original quilt compositions.

Machines Provided by: Brother & Moore's Sewing Centers 

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5002C – Thread Painting 101: Bluebird

$104.00

Elizabeth Habich

Location: Room 103

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $30.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Thread-painting gives you the freedom to make a very realistic image entirely with thread! Learn to analyze a photograph’s line and color, do straight-stitch and zig-zag free-motion thread-painting, plus how to mix and shade colors, while making Bluebird. These skills in hand, we then thread-paint a bluebird (provided by the instructor). You’ll be amazed what you can do!

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vacuum

Kit Contents: includes pattern plus prepared ‘sandwiches’ so students can start work immediately, and supplementary use of my thread!

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5003C – Threaducation: Size Matters!

$167.00

Sarah Thomas

Location: Room 106

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Have you ever said, "My machine doesn't like that thread" or "I can only quilt with XYZ"? Then this is the workshop for you to learn about different weights of thread for quilting. Education is key, and Sarah will explain the uses and finished effects of different thread weights, as well as cotton, metallic, water-soluble, and monofilament fibers, in this hands-on workshop. Sarah also covers thread basics, including information on weight and ply, spool positioning, needle recommendations, and tension settings. She will offer helpful tips and tricks, then share projects and photos aimed to inspire and expand your use of threads. During the class, you will be quilting with a range of thread weights and varying quilting motifs. The skills taught in this workshop are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center
The Machines in this room are the BERNINA Q20. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines.

Kit Contents: Fabric, Batting, Worksheet, 7-Spool Sampler to Keep

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5004C – Quilting to the Edge and Beyond!

$60.00

Leslie Main

Location: Room 107A

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Explore Edge to Edge quilting journey possibilities. The adventure begins with creative design play. Play with how to off-setting, wrapping, editing start & stops, mark, record, connecting & combining designs, all while creating customized continuous quilting path designs right on the Pro-Stitcher tablet. With simple understanding of Pro-Stitcher features and tools, a little creativity and imagination, take the Edge to Edge possibilities to infinity and beyond!

Technology Class Sponsored by Handi Quilter

Pro-Stitcher: You must have the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Program downloaded and updated before attending class.

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5005C – Machine Quilting Spirals & Swirls

$130.00

Christa Watson

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn how to quilt modern, geometric spirals and swirls using both walking foot and free-motion techniques. Students will learn how to quilt stunning designs such as large continuous spirals, geometric spirals, and several swirl variations. Spirals can be quilted in different areas of your quilts, or used as an allover design. Combine motifs for even more possibilities! Students should be comfortable with basic machine quilting techniques. Bring plain fabrics to practice with, or leftover orphan blocks.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center

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5006C – "No More Tears" Free-Motion Quilting

$153.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Does the thought of free-motion quilting frighten you? David will teach you how to relax and enjoy the freedom of stationery machine quilting. This class covers all the basics — threading the machine, adjusting the tension, needle sizes and, most importantly, how to find your own rhythm. All students will be seated solo at a HandiQuilter Amara. And, yes, we'll cover tips for using the built-in stitch regulator! You'll leave the class saying "I can do this!"

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are the Amara ST. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric and batting sandwiches

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5008C – One Tile at a Time! - Secondary Designs for Your Quilts

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $45.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Unleash the Power of Tile Patterns! Join our freemotion longarm quilting class and discover the art of creating secondary designs on your block quilts using the concept of tile patterns. Learn how to break down complex designs into smaller, manageable pieces, and then stitch them together to create stunning, one-of-a-kind quilts!

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Preprinted or appliqued mini quilt top to practice, batting, backing fabric, thread, small quilting ruler, handouts

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5010C – Tropical Turtle and Fish Collage

$104.00

Jane Haworth

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $5.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Using the turtle and Barracuda patterns create these two sea creatures to add to a tropical underwater scene. Create these simple collages using Jane’s collage technique that uses no fusible or pattern pieces. Be creative and have fun. Use them simply or learn how to include them in a more detailed underwater, ocean scene.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Two patterns, foundation, instructions

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5011C – Diamonds on a String

$60.00

Heather Kojan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $12.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Scraps taking over your sewing space? This is the workshop for you! We'll use up lots of strips of fabric (strings!) to create this bold and dynamic quilt. A little bit of foundation piecing is involved (don't panic - just 1 line of sewing!) and then we're on our way!

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: Pattern

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5013C – Courting

$135.00

Sarah Fielke

Location: Room 203C

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $30.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Foundation paper pieced hearts are at the centre of beautiful traditional Courthouse Steps blocks. Sarah has pieced this quilt in shades of pink and white, but it would look wonderful in blues, or greens, or scrappy too! In class we will learn to FPP the centres of the blocks and then work on building one set of "steps". The pattern gives several different sizes, for a quilt from Cot through to King so that you can choose your finish.

Machines Provided by: Janome & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: pattern booklet, pre-printed Foundation papers for Hearts, add-a-quarter ruler, card for FPP

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5014C – Villager Quilt

$113.00

Brooke Shankland

Location: Room 204

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Come together and create a modern take on the Celtic Twist block design. The Villager quilt is inspired by the importance of coming together to lend a helping hand, and of being able to lean on one another. The design reflects how “villagers” link arms and surround their community members in times of need. It is a call to remember our shared humanity and responsibility to care for our fellow villagers, in ways both big and small. Brooke will walk you through each step of constructing your own throw quilt top - you'll be surprised how simple it is to create this complex-looking design.

Machines Provided by: Baby Lock & Moore's Sewing Centers

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5015N – Doodle Mania

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Doodles upon doodles can be fast, fun and fabulous. Intimidated by not knowing what to quilt where? Inspiration is everywhere if we just know where to look. Let’s fill those wide open spaces and fill them creatively. Join me for some great quilting fun!

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: All handouts, fabric, batting and thread needed for class

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5007C – Follow the Rule(r)s!

$153.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Do curves and circles when you free-motion quilt look like ridged potato chips with a few bites missing? Do you have trouble quilting along your pre-marked lines? Rulers can help you stay on track! Rulers are not just for movable machines. Come spend time sitting at the HandiQuilter Amara and receive hands-on guidance from David learning a variety of quilting designs you can easily stitch with acrylic rulers.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are the Amara ST. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric and batting sandwiches

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5009C – Break the Space!

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $45.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Have you ever made a quilt with a wide-open space and had no idea how to quilt it? Are you bored of simply filling that space with stippling/bubbles? Come to Julia's class and she'll show you endless possibilities of breaking space and creating super interesting quilts!hine.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: a 30''x30'' appliqued practice piece, thread, backing fabric, batting, small straight ruler.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5012C – Rainbow Dresden Mini Quilt

$60.00

Heather Kojan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: This cute mini quilt will certainly brighten up your sewing space (and other places as well!). Heather will share all her tips and techniques to make sewing up the Dresden a breeze. You will start with your favorite charm pack or you can bring 5” squares from your stash. Warning: once you make one, you'll want to make more!

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Centers

Kit Contents: Pattern, Dresden Ruler, Interfacing

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5016N – Beautiful Borders and Sashings

$160.00

Stacie Spradlin

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Let’s take an in-depth look at those wide borders and narrow sashings and learn how to make them stand out! From drawing, designing, marking and stitching, you will be sure to leave this class with the confidence to quilt those spaces. Best of all, you will learn how to mark your border using the no-math-method! Join me for lots of fun!

Machines Provided by: Sewing Machines Plus.
These are Stand Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: All handouts, fabric, batting and thread needed for class

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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5017C – Copy, Crop, Combine, Create: Customize Quilting the Modify Way

$60.00

Leslie Main

Location: Room 107A

One day

Friday, January 24th 2025

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Create and Customize as you Modify your quilting ways! Moments spent copying, cropping, and combining can create amazing, elegant and precise quilting designs. Master the Pro-Stitcher Modify tab features and tools for quilting ease, as you create customized quilting designs at the Pro-Stitcher tablet.

Technology Class Sponsored by Handi Quilter

Pro-Stitcher: You must have the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Program downloaded and updated before attending class.

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6001C – Nest Your Needle Owl Needle Book

$104.00

Beth Upstill

Location: Room 101

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn the art of wool applique by making this cute needle book. The inside contains 4 pages for your favorite needles and a small flapped pocket for a pair of scissors or other stitching notions. Basic wool applique techniques will be covered including prepping, basting, whipstitching, and embellishing with a variety of embroidery stitchers.

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: the wool fabric, cotton fabric and needle labels to complete the needle book.
Optional Thread Pack: $68 this includes 7 spools of Eleganza Perle Cotton and 6 spools of Ellana Wool Thread

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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6002C – All About Applique

$104.00

Sue Bouchard

Location: Room 103

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: In class we will cover six different ways to appliqué, either by machine or by hand. Needle Turn, Faced edges using interfacing, Raw Edge, Bias Strips, Wool and Pieced Appliqué Shapes. Each technique offers unique instruction for sewing a variety of shapes to Background fabrics.

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vacuum

Kit Contents: Instruction, fabrics and requires interfacing to complete the six different types of appliqué presented.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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6003C – Log Cabin Star Wool Strip Rug Punching

$130.00

Lisa Bongean

Location: Room 105

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $75.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Are you ready to dive into the world of textile art and craft beautiful, one-of-a-kind rugs? Join our Wool Strip Rug Punching Class and embark on a creative journey that combines the timeless charm of handcrafting with the versatility of wool strips.

In this hands-on class, you will discover the art of rug punching, a traditional technique that has gained renewed popularity in recent years. Using simple tools and a touch of imagination, you will create stunning rugs that are as practical as they are artistic.

CLASS HIGHLIGHTS:
LEARN THE BASICS: Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamental techniques of rug punching. You'll start by understanding the tools, materials, and basic stitches required for rug making.

DESIGN AND COLOR PLAY: Explore the endless possibilities of design and color selection. Experiment with various wool strip shades, patterns, and textures to personalize your rug and make it uniquely yours.

HANDS-ON PRACTICE: Put your newfound knowledge to work as you begin crafting your very own wool strip rug. You'll experience the meditative and satisfying process of rug punching, which is perfect for relieving stress and enhancing your focus.

TIPS AND TRICKS: Gain insights into rug-finishing techniques, backing options, and ways to maintain your beautiful creations. Our instructor will provide valuable tips to ensure your rug is durable and long-lasting.

COMMUNITY AND SHARING: Connect with fellow craft enthusiasts, share ideas, and get inspired in a friendly and encouraging environment. This class is perfect for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced crafters.

Whether you're looking to spruce up your home decor, create thoughtful gifts, or simply explore a new creative outlet, our Wool Strip Rug Punching Class offers the perfect opportunity to do so. Don't miss this chance to learn a timeless craft and infuse your world with color and texture! Join us and let your creativity run wild as you embark on a rug making adventure like no other.

Hand Work Class

Kit Contents: Precut wool strips and foundation fabric

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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6004C – RULE & Show Off Your Feathers!

$167.00

Sarah Thomas

Location: Room 106

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Did you know geometry plays a roll in creating symmetrical and balanced feather motifs? In this fun, hands-on class, you will spend the day using a variety of rulers to set up coiffed and unique feather designs as well as learning how to make your feathers stand out as a focal point with microquilting backgrounds. You definitely do not need to be a mathematician to enjoy the benefits of this class. Sarah will guide you through plotting and planning your feather blueprints that you can use for many quilts to come. Get ready to have fun!

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center
The Machines in this room are the BERNINA Q20. These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines.

Kit Contents: Thread, Batting, Fabric, Worksheet Ruler Use

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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6005C – Pro-Stitcher GPS Tools: Finding Your Way Along the Quilting Path

$60.00

Leslie Main

Location: Room 107A

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Quilting is a destination to finish projects, find the path to quilting bliss with the Pro-Stitcher GPS (Guidance, Precision, Success) tools and features. In class review all the possible ways to plan the quilting path (Design) and where to quilting along the path (Position). Explore the path least taking (Mark, Move, Record). And how to find your way home if you get loss. (New Start/End Point/Reposition). A successful quilting journey will soon be in your future.

Technology Class Sponsored by Handi Quilter

Pro-Stitcher: You must have the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Program downloaded and updated before attending class.

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6006C – Free Motion Mashup: Combine & Design

$130.00

Christa Watson

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Mix and match multiple motifs to create a modern free-motion mash-up! This technique can be applied to any quilt, whether you want your quilting to be the star of the show, or you simply want to add a bit of background texture to your quilt. This jam-packed class will teach how to combine and design two or more filler motifs into something entirely new. Students will practice drawing the designs on paper, then apply what they’ve learned to sample swatches or orphan blocks. Note: Students should be comfortable with basic free-motion quilting.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America & Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center

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6007C – Beginners ABCs

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A special hands-on class for the very beginners! Learn the basics of free-motion on the longarm. You will feel much more confident and inspired to develop new skills after Julia's lecture and hands-on experience. You will learn: - Basic skills for successful quilting - Simple shapes that will build your skill base (a peek into bubbles, feathers, etc) - Controlling shape, size, and uniformity of the elements - Movement and connection of the elements - What to quilt and how to choose the right pattern for any quilt ...and much more!

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric for top and back, batting, thread, handouts

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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6009C – Design Your Own Pieced Picture Quilt

$104.00

Elizabeth Habich

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Starting with your own sharp photo of a pet, flower, or landscape, learn how to make a pattern for your own unique pieced picture quilt. Students will be asked to send me their proposed photo to be two weeks ahead of time for approval and possible editing.

Through discussion of each student’s project, we’ll touch on perspective, level of detail needed to communicate an image, use of straight-line vs curved piecing, what to include in the pattern and what can be added later through fabric selection, or with quilting, embroidery, pens, or paint.

At the end of the day, we will discuss how to use the pattern to make a quilt.

NB: This one-day class is design-only. You will not need a sewing machine, fabric, or sewing supplies. However, if there is specific fabric you are considering for your project and would like the instructor’s advice, please bring it!

Design Class

Kit Contents: Handout, and Photo Review

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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6010C – Pineapple Squared

$113.00

Heather Kojan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $12.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Pineapple blocks are a classic! I'll show you how to make them the easy way with a specialty ruler. And, then I'll show you how to turn your pineapple blocks into a pineapple quilt! Pineapple Squared! (Warning, these blocks are addictive!)

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: Pattern

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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6011C – South Beach Spinners

$113.00

Linda Hahn

Location: Room 203C

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $28.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Students will learn Linda's unique technique for creating a traditional New York Beauty block using just ONE PIN and it will come out perfect on the first attempt! Then we'll put a "spin" on that block to give your quilt a surprise secondary pattern.  Once you learn the technique, you'll be addicted!

Machines Provided by: Janome & Moore's Sewing Center 

Kit Contents: Handout, foundation paper, custom acryllic template, re-usable foundation piecing stencil

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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6012C – Grow Wild Tote Bag

$113.00

Brooke Shankland

Location: Room 204

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Create your own portable, modern masterpiece by turning quilt blocks into a beautiful double-sided tote bag. We will make our own Grow Wilde blocks as the featured design, and demystify the bag construction process, even adding features such as boxed corners and a sturdy bottom. These totes are a great size for everyday use as a book or laptop bag, shopping, errands and travel. They also offer a fun way to utilize orphan quilt blocks and make a useful, thoughtful gift.

Machines Provided by: Baby Lock & Moore's Sewing Centers

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Spaces available


6013C – Hand Beading for Quilters

$73.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 205

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $22.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Add some sparkle and dimension to your projects with beads! Learn how to attach beads so they won’t fall off and so much more! We will work on your own small pre-made postcard sized quits and try seed stitch, beaded back stitch, couching, stacks and fringes. We’ll learn the best ways to sew bugle beads and finish with elegant edge techniques including moss stitch, picots, wrapping and artful arches.

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: Beads, needles, beading thread, postcard sized mini quilt

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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6008C – Amazing Crosshatching: Tradition & Transformation

$179.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 200C

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Learn the art of creating and embellishing traditional crosshatchings to transform them into stunning, eye-catching designs. In this class, you'll discover how to use freemotion and ruler quilting techniques to add texture, depth, and dimension to your quilts. From subtle shading to bold, graphic patterns, you'll master the skills to bring your imagination to life!

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. One Student Per Machine.

Kit Contents: Fabric for top and back, batting, thread, small straight quilting ruler.

All Kits Are Payable to the Teacher. They are not included when you register.

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6014C – Inside and Outside of the Area Box

$60.00

Leslie Main

Location: Room 107A

One day

Saturday, January 25th 2025

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Explore all the wonders and purposes of the Area features/tools in Pro-Stitcher. Successful Area creation is important for design size mastery and placement accuracy. Wander around the Area concept, exploring all the magic the Area function has to offer as a design tool. Then take a field trip outside the box, to see all the many ways to create, stitch and use the Area concept.

Technology Class Sponsored by Handi Quilter

Pro-Stitcher: You must have the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher Program downloaded and updated before attending class.

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Spaces available