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1001C – Asymmetrical Medallion

$98.00

Sue Bouchard

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Traditional Medallion quilts have a square central block surrounded by equal size Borders on all four sides. In this class, we start with any size focus block to establish a basic color palette and introduce various scales of fabrics designs. Complementary colors and materials can always be added in future Borders to supplement your initial style. Explore new options for adding unique patchwork to your quilt top in a variety of creative fillers and borders. Techniques include easy Appliqué, Flying Geese, Triangle in a Square, Circles, Strip Piecing,

Machines Provided by: Juki

Kit Contents: None

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1002C – The Violet Craft Rooster EPP

$120.00

Violet Craft

Location: Room 107A

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $58.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:The Rooster EPP Project Finished Size: 20" x 20" Technique: English Paper Piecing English paper piecing is a technique where fabric is wrapped around paper templates and secured with basting stitches or glue. I teach using glue basting, but other techniques are discussed briefly and welcome to be used. The pieces are then sewn together by hand. We will begin our time discussing general information about English paper piecing, best practices and tools. Then we will begin our project together and work step by step through English paper piecing. Throughout the class period I will stop the group and demonstrate as questions arise. Before the end of our time together we will cover paper removal, finishing and quilting. EPP is a slow process. Be prepared for a leisure class time of project preparation and slow sewing.

Hand Work

Kit Contents: The Rooster EPP Pattern, templates and all fabric for 20" top

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1003C – Dakota Star

$98.00

Kate Flynn Nichols

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:Machine piecing and pressing instructions including design ideas for Dakota Star Pattern.

Machines Provided By: Pfaff

Kit Contents: 1-12" laser cut quilt block and a few of Kates favorite notions

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1004C – Aloha Honu Pillow

$108.00

Carrie Fondi

Location: Room 105

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description:Aloha Honu is a fun travel size pillow to learn how easy reverse applique can be. In class you will learn how to convert any applique pattern to reverse applique while perfecting your needle turn applique skills.

Hand Work

Kit Contents: Class Pattern & Tracing Material

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1005C – Beach Bumz

$98.00

Linda Hahn

Location: Room 203C

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: Beginner 

Description: Students will learn Linda's unique ONE pin technique for creating perfect New York Beauty blocks on the first attempt.  Students can choose whether to add a final border - or not.  In addition to the New York Beauty block, also included in this class will be foundation pieced corner stars, and partially foundation pieced border element.  This is a traditional setting for the New York Beauty block done in up to date modern batiks, however, you can choose to make your quilt in whatever colors/fabrics you'd like.  This technique is addicting!

Machines Provided By: Janome 

Kit Contents: Full color pattern to finish the quilt, fabric requirements and cutting to make a four block larger quilt, custom acrylic templates, three re-useable foundation piecing stencils and foundation paper (that stays in the quilt!) for the project.

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1006C – Get Started Quilting!

$170.00

Lori Kennedy

Location: Room 106

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Do YOU have a stack of unfinished quilt tops? Get started quilting and turn those beautiful tops into quilted heirlooms! Whether you quilt on a longarm or domestic sewing machine, learn how to create beautiful stitches. Practice simple habits to make quilting fun and fast. Learn how to choose the right thread and motif combinations to enhance your quilt top. In this hands-on class, Lori will guide you through a series of exercises. You will learn a simple knot, how to find your flow, best way to grip a quilt and a wide variety of machine quilting motifs to get you started on the right foot!

Machines Provided by: BERNINA of America

Kit Contents: 3-Fat quarter Quilt Sandwiches with batting
Heavy weight top threads
Medium weight threads (bobbin and top thread)
Written materials/diagrams

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1007C – Gambling with Echoes

$170.00

Claudia Pfeil

Location: Room 200C

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Take a simple quilting design and learn to make an opulent, spectacular looking motif just by echoing with different spaces, fillings and lines. Curved or straight, narrowed or wide opened, rolling or coltish - there is no limitation! Have (P)fun and play with echoes!

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
Note: This is a stand-up longarm class. One Student per Machine Head.

Kit Contents: fabrics for top and backing, batting, threads, design-booklet
Same Class as 5014C

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1008N – Doodle and Zentangle Quilting

$145.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 1

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:Students will learn the basic theory of Doodle and Zentangle art implemented into quilting with easy to follow instructions for creating a pattern and quilting it. Promote your creativity and reduce stress while creating unusual forms and textures and let this experience embellish your quilting path!

Machines Provided by: The Grace Company
Same Class as 4008N

Kit Contents: Fabric for top and back, batting, spool of Glide thread, marker for fabric, small straight ruler, printouts.

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1009N – Freemotion Fillers

$145.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 1

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:You are going to learn 50+ different quilting fillers, from classic to modern. I will show groups of fills (modern, swirl based, curl based, pebble based, feather based, etc.) and teach how to quilt them all, combine and create your own ones! You will get more comfortable with polishing freemotion techniques, combining densities and understanding contrast.

Machines Provided by: The Grace Company
Same Class as 4007N

Kit Contents: Fabric for top and back, batting, spool of Glide thread, marker for fabric, small straight ruler, printouts.

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1010C – Feather Basics - Beginning Rulerwork

$53.00

Kate Quinn

Location: Room 204

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $12.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description:This is an introductory class for feather designs using templates on domestic sewing machines. Techniques include creating straight and curved spine feathers, feather crowns, and peacock feathers along with general feather designing tips and tricks. Other topics include machine setup, starting and stopping a stitched line, how to use the Westalee feather spine and spacing gauge tools, along with general usage guidance for quilting with templates. This class is technique oriented. The instructor will also provide a trunk show to demonstrate the potential that rulerwork offers for your quilting projects.

Machines Provided by: Baby Lock
Same Class as 3011C

Kit Contents: Westalee Spacing Gauge, 2 strip of Stable Tape, and 11 page digital PDF class handout

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1011C – Fun with Hand Embroidery

$59.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 104B

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:Forge a new or improved relationship with handwork as you learn basic embroidery stitches and beautiful embellishment techniques while working on your choice of unique batik panels. A great beginner or refresher class for all needleworkers.

Hand Work

Kit Contents: Batik Panels, Hand Dyed Embroidery Threads, Needles, full color embroidery guide

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1012C – Dimensional Embroidery Stitches

$59.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 104B

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description:Add some more advanced dimensional stitches to your embroidery vocabulary as you work on your piece from a selection of pre-printed fabric samplers. Learn crested chain stitch, bullion stitch, double cast-on, drizzle, trellis and more!

Hand Work

Kit Contents: Sampler, Hand Dyed Embroidery Threads, Needles, Embellishments, Full Color Stitch Guide

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1013C – Organic Machine Quilting

$98.00

Swan Sheridan

Location: Room 100B

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

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.

Bring Your Own Machine

Kit Contents: None

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1014C – Mini Splendor Appliqué Stitch Lab

$103.00

Linda Sullivan

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: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.

Machine Provided by: BERNINA of America

Kit Contents: None

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1016C – Mad Modern Beginning Rulerwork Introduction

$53.00

Kate Quinn

Location: Room 204

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $8.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description:The Mad Modern Beginning rulerwork class teaches template quilting using a simple 12” patchwork block as the foundation and the Westalee Rulerwork kit of tools. This format is suitable for all skill levels. No previous experience is required. Class topics include • Setting up your machine for rulerwork
• Installing the ruler foot properly
• How to move and stitch with templates
• Several designs including a center motif with echo, curved crosshatching, and two fills for smaller squares
• Techniques for Stitching in the Ditch
• Troubleshooting stitching problems and movement challenges. Loaner templates and ruler feet will be provided for use in class. You can prepare the quilt block as a quilt sandwich or just bring a quilt sandwich with the block marked on plain fabric.

Machines Provided By: Baby Lock
Same Class as 3010C


Kit Contents: Westalee Spacing Gauge Tool

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1017C – Free-Motion Fantasy

$108.00

Denise Dowdrick

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Free motion quilt with various thread weights to create a beautiful table topper or pillow.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter Capri
Same Class as 1018C

Kit Contents: Fabric, Longarm Ruler

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1018C – Free-Motion Fantasy

$108.00

Denise Dowdrick

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Free motion quilt with various thread weights to create a beautiful table topper or pillow.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter Capri
Same Class as 1017C

Kit Contents: Fabric, Longarm Ruler

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1019C – French Embroidery

$98.00

Muriel Dias

Location: 2nd Floor Board Room

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $80.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:French hand Embroidery, easy way to make amazing embroidery whether right-handed or left-handed, with shabby chic style!

Hand Work
Same Class as 2018C

Kit Contents: Full Kit with linen already printed with washable ink, DMC thread, Needle Bohin, hoop 3 inch, all step by step explications, thread organization

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1020C – (P) Freemotion Floral Galore

$170.00

Claudia Pfeil

Location: Room 200C

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $50.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Let it flow and grow, the quilting space is the limit: create organic leaves and blossoms in a freemotion way. Combined with background fills , threadpainting and couching threads you will create unique designs of your own style and handwriting.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter
Note: This is a stand-up longarm class. One Student per Machine Head.


Kit Contents: Fabrics for top and backing, batting, threads, a collection of couching threads and yarns, design-booklet

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1021C – Galaxy Wall Quilt

$103.00

Deb Tucker

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Description: A beautiful alternating block design that creates a fun optical illusion. In class you'll be learning how to use my patented V Block Trimmer.  Those tall, skinny star point units are easily created the Studio 180 Design way......slightly oversized and then trimmed to perfection, allowing for easier more successful construction of your blocks.  A game changing tool that will open doors for all sorts of other quilting projects. This class is best suited those with solid rotary cutting and machine piecing skills.

Machines Provided by: Brother

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1201C – Giant Nested Curves

$216.00

Daisy Aschehoug

Location: Room 103

Two Days

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $75.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Combine a variety of precise curves with improv piecing in this day long workshop. With the help of multiple acrylic templates, participants will create their own, unique, improv masterpiece. We'll discuss various options for piecing the improv slabs, as well as tips for using large and small acrylic or paper templates to create the curves.

Machines Provided by: Viking

Kit Contents: 4-piece acrylic template set that creates curves that finish at 6", 9", adn 12". Full-color 8-page pattern booklet with tips and instructions for reference after class.

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1202C – Playing with Fabric Paints

$206.00

Kevin Womack

Location: Room 100A

Two Days

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn to create a series of unique fabrics as you explore playful exercises in design. Start by sampling the effects of transparent fabric paints and move on to utilizing a multitude of methods to create original fabric designs. Add to your technique toolbox as we cover a wide variety of topics including stamping, stenciling, printing with found objects, direct application, and more. Join in the fun as we play, experiment and create.

Painting

Kit Contents: None

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1401C – Forest for the Trees

$600.00

Sue Spargo

Location: 1st Floor Board Room

Four Days

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Join me for four full days of stitching inspired by my book ‘Forest for the Trees’. Choose your favorite block from the book and we will begin with layering techniques, using simple stitches and fabrics for creating a textured background. Embellish your piece layering with hand dyed wool, silk velvet, silk, linen and cotton fabrics. Challenge yourself by experimenting with a variety of speciality threads, exploring stitches and stitch combinations that will add incredible depth and texture to your work.

Hand Work

Kit Contents: None

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9100C – Fashion District, FIDM, Michael Levine, and Mood

$124.00

Road Staff

Location:

One day

Monday, January 16th 2023

From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

We have a special treat in store for you today. We will explore some of our favorite shops in the Fashion District.

Our first stop this morning is the Los Angeles Fashion District (www.fashiondistrict.org) where you’ll have a chance to wander and shop. We’ll drop you at Michael Levine’s where you will find fabric of all kinds at a discount. Michael Levine’s is located in downtown Los Angeles and carries fabrics at great prices from many well known manufacturers such as Kaufman, Hoffman, RJR, Kona Bay, Wilmington, South Sea, Riley Blake, Studio E, Elizabeth Studio, and Westminster, just to name a few.

From there we will take you on a walking tour of the Fashion District to share with you our favorite places for fabrics and embellishments. There are shops with beads, ribbons, silks, and just about anything you can think of to incorporate into your next quilt or garment. We will travel to the Grand Central Market where we will have lunch (on your own). The Market is a downtown landmark since 1917 and brings together the cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles. With over 30 eateries to choose from, there is something for everyone. If you have time, walk across the street to see the Bradbury Building. Built in 1893, it is an architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles known for its extraordinary sky-lit atrium of walkways, stairs and elevators made with ornate ironwork.

After lunch we will have a private tour of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (better known as FIDM). The FIDM Collections currently hold over 15,000 objects of high fashion, covering more than 200 years of history. We then travel to Mood (https://www.moodfabrics.com/). Yes, that Mood! The one you’ve heard about on Project Runway! This, too, is one of our favorite shopping spots. We promise fabric, fabric, and more fabric!

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