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1001C – Tripping

$150.00

Jen Kingwell

Location: Room 105

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Tripping is an around the world collaboration between friends Carolyn Friedlander, Sue Spargo, Jen Kingwell, Anna-Maria Horner, Sew Kind of Wonderful (Jenny Pedigo & Helen Robinson), and Tula Pink. During this workshop Jen will cover the gentle art of hand piecing Her block contribution to the quilt, cutting templates & working with pre-cut acrylic templates.

Handwork


Kit Contents: : Acrylic Templates and Fabric kits available below. Please note these are optional extras https://www.amitie.com.au/shop/c/p/Tripping---Starter-Kit-x68117891.htm
https://www.amitie.com.au/shop/c/p/Tripping-Block-Acrylic-Templates-Only---By-Jen-Kingwell-x68027233.htm

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

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1002C – Let Me Surprise You! #1

$107.00

Charlotte Angotti

Location: Room 103

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $175.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Finally, a class where you know you have all the right fabrics because there is a laser-cut kit waiting for you to make a quilt top designed just for Road. A relaxing, fun-filled day ! Although you will be amazed at what you can get done here, you will not finish in class...but you can certainly try!

Machines Provided by: Viking & OC Sewing & Vacuum

Kit Contents: Quilt shop quality fabrics, laser cut, ready to sew. No cutting required by students.

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

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1003C – Exploring Boro - History & Craft

$99.00

Carol Ziogas

Location: Room 107A

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Japanese Sashiko and Boro are popular buzzwords in today's quilting community. Learn more about the history and craft of Boro, what it is and how it can be adapted to modern use in this hand sewing class. Antique examples of boro textiles will be on hand for you to explore.

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: Fabric, sashiko thread, sashiko needles, sashiko thimble

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

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1004C – Spinning Yarn: From Funky Fleece to Work of Art

$107.00

Jennefer Marker

Location: Room 101

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $50.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Interested in learning how to spin your own yarn? Have your own wheel, but have never used it or want to take your spinning to the next level? Never even touched a wheel? This class is for you. Join Jennefer Marker, owner of Compass Moon Creations, as she takes you through the whole process of turning a funky, smelly fleece right off a fiber animal and turning it into a beautiful work of art. The following topics will be taught: choosing, cleaning & carding a fleece, dyeing, wheel types and spinning the fiber. A limited amount of wheels will be available to use, with arrangements made prior to class. Don’t have a wheel, but still want to learn all about the fiber prep aspect? This class will be packed with SO much info to get you started for that future time when you do get one, including what to look for in purchasing one.

Handwork

Kit Contents: : 1oz of raw, unwashed fiber from various fiber animals, 1oz of clean fiber from various fiber animals, 1oz of clean, dyed fiber locks, 1oz of specialty fibers, 3oz of fiber to spin with during the class, Various handouts on the many topics that we will be doing and discussing

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

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1005C – Fearless Machine Quilting

$170.00

Lori Kennedy

Location: Room 106

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: If the words, “quilt as desired” strike fear in your heart, this class is for YOU! Lori will guide you through the fundamentals of machine quilting in this fun and informative class, filled with easy-to-learn techniques. Learn simple habits that make quilting fun, while trying a wide variety of tools to make quilting easier. Learn how to set up your machine quickly and choose the best materials. Then dive into quilting with a series of motifs every quilter should learn—as well as fun variations. This class is filled with tips and techniques for all levels from novice to advanced quilter.

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: 3 Fat Quarter Quilt sandwich Thread-variety of weights and fibers Printed materials

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

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1006C – Successful Machine Quilting: Basics and Beyond

$99.00

Cindy Seitz-Krug

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: This class is a “must” for beginning quilters as well as people who’ve taken one (or several) “Beginning Machine Quilting” classes but still don’t quite have the confidence or skills to quilt their own quilts. In this class we start with a brief discussion on threads, needles, batting, and quilting feet. Then we will learn to use a walking foot for straight-line foundation quilting and decorative quilting. After that, we will move on to extensive coverage of free motion quilting of continuous line designs, three types of feathers, stippling, and echo quilting. You will also learn what all quilters want to know, and that is: “How do I handle large quilts on my home sewing machine?” This class will give you the confidence and ability to finally quilt your own quilts on your home sewing machine.

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

Kit Contents: No Kit Required.

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1007C – Exploring Value in Quilting

$53.00

Grace Errea

Location: Room 104B

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: This class focuses on Value and its importance in art. The various aspects of color harmonies, value, and the expressive aspects of Value in Color in nature and in art/quilts will be discusses and demonstrated. At the completion of the class students will see value and color in a new way and will start releasing the artist within. We will discuss how to use Value to create a focal point, set the mood in a piece, create 3-dimensionality or give perspective in a textile piece. We will start by creating a perfect 8-value gray scale from fabrics provided by the teacher.

Design Class

Kit Contents: Fabric Gray Scale, Value Matching Tool, Value in Color Chart

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

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1008C – Create a Pattern from an Inspirational Photo

$53.00

Grace Errea

Location: Room 104B

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: This workshop presents to the participants, steps required to turn inspirational original photographs(s) and create a pattern that then can be used to create an amazing quilt. You will hone your skills to take a favorite photo, and create an amazing textile from it. Grace will show how to enhance perspective and depth, how to proportionately enlarge the drawing from the photo(s) and how to incorporate multiple photos in one design. You will learn about VALUE as it is an important tool in identifying shapes and creating the pattern. You will start by working on a photo provided by Grace. Using this simple photo we will go through the steps of identifying shapes, creating the pattern, and value-lizing the final pattern for easy fabric selection. Grace will provide copies of the pattern from that photo to learn the steps to create freezer paper templates and the vinyl map for the quilt constructions.

Design Class

Kit Contents: Photos Used in Class, Full Size Pattern Sample, Fabric Gray Scale, Value Matching Tool, Value in Color Chart, Alcohol Pads

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

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1009C – Spiral Mania

$180.00

Helen Godden

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Students will learn the basic principles and best practices for creating spirals in any size, shape, or space and then apply these principles to 12 different Spiral designs.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter The Machines in this room are the Amara ST.
These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines.
There will be 1 student per machine.

Kit Contents: : No Kit Required.

Same Class as: 2009C

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1010C – This is not a UFO

$180.00

Helen Godden

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Students will learn a variety of quilting designs that can translate to an "out of space" theme, demonstrating that even the most familiar of quilt designs can be re imagined.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter, The Machines in this room are the Amara ST.
These are Sit-Down Longarm Machines.
There will be 1 student per machine.

Kit Contents: : No Kit Required.

Same Class as: 4007C

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1011C – Longarm Basics

$170.00

Kristina Whitney

Location: Room 200C

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Are you new to longarming? Want to learn about longarm quilting? Need a refresher? Join Kristina in this full day class where you will learn the basics of longarm quilting. Techniques learned in this course include loading your quilt, maintenance, tensioning, and free motion shapes.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
The Machines in this room are Stand Up Longarm Machines. There will be two students per head.

Kit Contents: : fabric, backing, batting, thread, supplies, handouts

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

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1012C – Appliqué Stitch Lab

$107.00

Linda Sullivan

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

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 way for students to learn or brush up on easy machine appliqué. Students will learn a variety of methods to prepare their shapes for appliqué and perfect their own “unique machine 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! Students will work on making one of the Garden Party Flower Pots in class.

Machines Provided by: Brother & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: No Kit Required.

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1013C – Organic Machine Quilting

$107.00

Swan Sheridan

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: In this class, students will learn to expand their free motion quilting skills. Class will focus on using the three basic elements of free motion (lines, curves, and circles) to build a variety of designs. 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. Class includes demonstrations of burying starts and stops, comfortably moving a large quilt in a regular domestic machine, and information on tools, basting, thread choices, and practice plans.

Machines Provided by: Juki & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: No Kit Required.

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1014C – Vintage Windmills

$125.00

Krista Moser

Location: Room 203C

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $94.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Vintage Windmill combines charming color combinations with simple shapes to create a secondary design that is deceptively easy. Use the Creative Grids 60-degree Diamond Mini Ruler to cut diamonds and triangles from strip sets, then arrange your colors to create a one-of-a-kind quilt with no Y seams! If you have been wanting to break out of the same old quilting routine and try something different, this class is just the thing. Krista will teach different techniques that will be valuable additions to your quilting skills library.

Machines Provided by: Janome & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: : Fabric and binding for quilt top. Pattern included.

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

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1015C – Walking Foot Quilting 1 - Beyond the Ditch

$69.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 204

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $14.00



Skill Level: Beginner

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. We will start with a brief discussion of preparing your tops for quilting including marking and basting. Then we will 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: Baby Lock & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: sewing machine threads, needles, safety pins and full color handout

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

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1016C – Master Your Stripology Ruler

$85.00

Gudrun Erla

Location: Room 204

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $39.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Go beyond just cutting strips with your Stripology ruler. Master cutting triangles, diamonds and parallelograms at various angles. Learn foolproof techniques on making HST's, QST's and Flying Geese so you can "Stripologize" all quilt instructions you are working on, making the process easier, more efficient and accurate.

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


Kit Contents: : Fabric to try all the techniques in the class and for the Back Home Topper.

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

Same Class as 2015C.

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1017C – French Embroidery

$99.00

Muriel Dias

Location: Room 205

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $80.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Join Muriel Dias of Le Petit Atelier in this amazing French Hand Embroidery Class. You'll learn gorgeous Hand Embroidery stitches in this 6 hour class.

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: The full kit Printed linen with a washable ink, dmc thread, hoop, needle, and organizer thread

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

Supply List: Basic Sewing Supplies


1018N – Heirloom Custom Quilting

$200.00

Karen McTavish

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Heirloom Custom Quilting sounds complicated - but Karen can teach you a fast way to achieve today’s heirloom style! You’ll learn how to place the quilting without marking and give the illusion that the quilt was quilted by hand! It’s our little secret that you actually used your Longarm! We will learn using both traditional and challenging blocks.

Machines Provided by: The Grace Company
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. There will be 1 student per machine.

Kit Contents:
fabric, thread, batting, backing, marking pens, and handouts

Supply List:
pen and paper for drawing & notes, small pair of scissors

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1019N – Longarm Rulerwork

$200.00

Karen McTavish

Location: North Annex Room 1

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Ruler work quilting is HOT. In this class we will use rulers or all sorts to bring definition and custom looking quilting to your project! Never fear - with rulers and Karen McTavish you’ll learn all the skills you’ll need to master ruler work on your Longarm!

Machines Provided by: The Grace Company
These are Stand-Up Longarm Machines. There will be 1 student per machine.


Kit Contents: fabric, thread, batting, backing, marking pens, and handouts

Supply List: pen and paper for drawing & notes, small pair of scissors

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1201C – Printing Your Own Fabric

$214.00

Sue Cortese

Location: Room 100A

Two Days

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: In this class we will explore using thickened dyes to create your own unique fabric. We will learn to layer textures and patterns as well as color. We will print with everyday objects as well as stencils, and screens. We will also explore creating masks with masking tape and freezer paper. Deconstructed screen printing is another option.

Painting Class

Kit Contents: Dye Powder, Print Paste and other auxiliary chemicals

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

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1202C – I Am Here - Improv Mapping

$198.00

Annie Smith

Location: Room 100B

Two Days

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $30.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Improv Mapping is an exploration in design and captures personal stories and experiences from your past. Working through the project evokes profound memories. Students choose a section of a map that is dear to them. Enlarge it and recreate it in fabric with buildings, blocks, and street details to tell your story. Raw edge applique secures the elements, and the project is embellished with notions, textile paints, patches, and fibers and is all part of the instruction.

Design Class

Kit Contents: a pencil, a Sharpie, some Soft Fuse, drafting paper on a roll, gridded drafting paper sheets, office supply glue sticks, a manila folder, and more. I’ll also have textile paints, stencils and other tools for you to use in class.

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

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1203C – Only One

$198.00

Dora Cary

Location: Room 201AB

Two Days

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $79.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: In the Only One class you will learn how to create stunning quilts using only one fabric and a much simplified One Block Wonder technique. The class includes techniques for fast cutting and piecing, dealing with bulky seams intersections, as well as composition and design. This is a great class that will change the way you look at panels and large repeat or large print fabric.

Machines Provided by: Pfaff & Moore's Sewing Center

Kit Contents: $49 or $79. Fabric necessary to make a small or large Only One quilt

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

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9100C – Fabric and a Little Bit of History Bus Trip

$128.00

Location:

One day

Monday, January 15th 2024

From 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

 

Our first stop today will be at Heritage Hill Historic Park where you’ll find four fully restored and furnished historic buildings that span the early history of the Saddleback Valley and El Toro area from the Mexican Rancho era (Serrano Adobe, circa 1863), to the founding of the town of El Toro (El Toro Grammar School, 1890; St. George's Episcopal Mission, 1891), through the citrus farming days of the early twentieth century (Harvey Bennett Ranch House, 1908).

Next, we’re off to Hoffman California-International Fabrics. In 1924, Rube Hoffman founded Hoffman California Fabrics, selling wool flannels to California department stores and clothing manufacturers. Rube played an important role in the growth of California's textile industry. His sons, Philip and Walter, both championship surfers, joined the company in the 1950s and combined their passion for traveling to their favorite surfing spots with discovering unusual printing processes and different types of fabrics. Soon, Hoffman Fabrics abounded with their original designs of surfing scenes, beach life, and underwater settings.

Today, three generations of Hoffman’s are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. More than eighty employees are involved with filling orders and shipping fabric to retail fabric stores, craft shops, quilt stores, apparel makers, wholesale distributors, and manufacturers throughout the world. The Design Department creates more than 800 designs of colorful screen prints and luscious Bali batiks each year. We will have an opportunity to learn more about designing and printing this beautiful fabric while we tour the facility and see their newest fabrics. At the end of the tour, you’ll also have an opportunity to shop in their Hoffman pre-cut “pop-up shop”.

For lunch, we’re headed a few minutes south to San Juan Capistrano – home of Mission San Juan Capistrano and some wonderful restaurants and shops.

After lunch we’ll stop at Southern California’s newest quilt shop – Quilt Passions in Mission Viejo. Their original store is in Kona, Hawaii. The lure of grandchildren in Orange County led them to open a second shop in Mission Viejo! You won’t be disappointed! They have the most extensive collection of batiks in SoCal and offer Sashiko patterns and supplies, and an extensive selection of classic Hawaiian prints as well as patterns and notions.

After this stop we will return to the Convention Center in Ontario. All gratuities are included in the price of the tour.

Depart from Ontario Convention Center: 8:00 a.m.
Return to Ontario Convention Center: 5:30 p.m. (return time, of course, is dependent on traffic)