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4001C – Perfecting Piecing: Scrappy Star Quilt

$112.00

Lee Chappell Monroe

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $85.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Students will focus on improving their piecing technique while constructing a few blocks of May Chappell Scrappy Star Quilt. We will talk about strip piecing scrappy nine patches. Students will learn tips to randomize their fabric and accurately sew strips. We will also make square in a square units and discuss different trimming options for this block. They will leave with an arsenal of machine piecing tools and tips for perfect points. We will discuss color and value in relation to the block layout. A great class for confident beginners looking to improve their patchwork piecing skills. Best for confident beginners and intermediate piecers.

Machines Provided by: Juki

Kit Contents: Fabric for throw size quilt top and binding.

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4002C – The Violet Craft Unicorn or Horse Quilt

$120.00

Violet Craft

Location: Room 203C

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $160.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description:The Unicorn or Horse Abstractions Quilt Finished Size: 60" x 60" Technique: Foundation Paper Piecing Choice of 2 kits: Darker Brown on Blue Background or Brown on muted rainbow Buffalo Flats Fabric Options: Either kit can be a Horse or Unicorn based on your preference and can include or exclude stars. This will be covered in class. Foundation paper piecing is a great project for any sewist from beginner to advanced. There is always something new to learn! We will begin our time discussing general information about foundation paper piecing, best practices and tools. Then we will begin our project together and work step by step through foundation paper piecing. More advanced students are encouraged to move forward while I work with students requiring more hands on instruction. If time allows advanced techniques will be covered with students who are ready for them. 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.

Machines Provided by: Janome

Kit Contents: Pattern, precopied templates and all fabric to complete a 60" x 60" quilt top. Binding included.

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4003C – Matrix

$112.00

Gyleen Fitzgerald

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Something within or from which something else originates develops, or takes form. Striking, modern, graphic, let's take the tumbling block to the edge of possibilities. A geometric pieced hexagon block that stitches like a dream using Butterfly Seam technique. Huge 15" x 17" pieced hexagon. It’s fast, its quick using the Polygon2 Tool and Butterfly Seam. Final quilt size is your choice.

Machines Provided By: Pfaff

Kit Contents: None

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4004C – Machine Quilting Magic

$170.00

Lori Kennedy

Location: Room 106

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Transform your quilt top into a three-dimensional work of art through the magic of machine quilting! Learn how to tweak your machine to create “the perfect stitch” while practicing techniques to help you find your “quilting flow”. Learn all about thread. Discover how fiber, weight, color and manufacturing processes produce unique threads for a variety of machine quilting effects. Create a sampler of threads and easy quilting motifs to magically turn your quilt top into a treasured heirloom!

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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4005C – (P) Freemotion Floral Galore

$170.00

Claudia Pfeil

Location: Room 200C

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 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. Two students share a machine head, and time is split equally on the machine.


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

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4006N – Freemotion Fillers

$145.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 1

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


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 1009N

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

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4007N – Doodle and Zentangle Quilting

$145.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 1

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


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 1008N

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

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4008C – Mandala Mania: A Freemotion and Rulerwork Exploration

$98.00

Kate Quinn

Location: Room 204

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description:This class is a mixture of freemotion and rulerwork. Learn to use the Westalee Circles on Quilts templates to create concentric circles. Then embellish them with delicious freemotion detail. Learn simple, fundamental free-motion quilting designs while emphasizing these circle shapes. Techniques include dividing, echoing, segmenting, and other free-motion tips for setting off uniquely rounded design shapes. These shapes can be applied to pieced blocks or superimposed over unrelated shapes. These can be used as their own main motifs or used to fill negative space as designs so great for both traditional and modern quilting styles.

Machines Provided By: Baby Lock

Kit Contents: None

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4009C – Little Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe

$103.00

Emily Taylor

Location: Room 100B

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: You've never had so much fun with nursery rhymes! Learn the basics of making a collage quilt as you work on this adorable collage quilt! The Little Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe is a foundation panel quilt, so it's just like painting by number with fabric, and anyone can do it!

Hand Work

Kit Contents: Pre-Printed Foundation Panel & Pattern

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4011C – Fill in the Blanks - Fun, Free Motion Design

$170.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate 

Description: Staring at wide 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 easy grid work and organic motifs.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter Amara

Kit Contents: fabric and batting sandwiches, marking pen, thread

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4012C – Hand Quilting Basics and Beyond

$112.00

Becky Goldsmith

Location: Room 105

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Hand quilting adds beautiful texture and softness to your quilts. You will love the relaxed rhythm of hand quilting and experience real joy as you watch your stitches enhance your quilt. And just so you know, it is perfectly OK to mix hand and machine quilting! Learn how to baste the layers, prepare the edges of the quilt so they stay tidy as you quilt. Most importantly, you will learn the classic hand quilting, rocking stitch. You will have the choice of making small, traditional stitches or showy, fast, big stitches.

Hand Work

Kit Contents: None

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4013C – Mending, and Hand Embroidery from Around the World

$112.00

Sandra Chandler

Location: Room 107A

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Mending is a beautiful way to work with traditional Japanese Boro stitches transforming torn or distressed garments, homewares, and other textiles into beautiful new fashions. We will work on mending holes and tears, completing two projects during the workshop.
There are many beautiful embroidery techniques out there from around the world. In this workshop, you will learn various styles and the use of many different materials with one thing in common their tradition and heritage. You will work on beautiful patterns from all corners of the world. The samples are perfect for all ages and skill levels. We will go through some of the most popular embroidery techniques.

Hand Work

Kit Contents: Written Instructions, Thread, Needle, Fabric, Embroidery Print - Stitch - Dissolve paper

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4014C – Framed 60

$55.00

Deb Tucker

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 




Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Step up your 60 degree block building options by learning how to construct what we call "Framed 60" units. In class you will learn how to use my patented Star 60 tool to create these fun shapes in just one of the 16 different size options available to you. Each student can expect to make numerous units and at least one simple block during the class. We will also explore a variety of other uses for the shapes in future projects.

Machines Provided by: Brother

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4015C – Blazing Lemoyne Star

$55.00

Deb Tucker

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Description: Are you ready to go to the next level with your Lemoyne Star blocks?  Join me for a three hour session on how to use your Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool to create a fantastic variation that we call Blazing Lemoyne.  You'll use strip piecing for efficiency, and of course oversizing and precision trimming for high success allowing everyone to achieve results to be proud of.  Anyone taking this class should be familiar with my patented Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool and be comfortable with machine piecing.  Not a class for beginners. The results are amazing and very worth the effort.

Machines Provided by: Brother

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4061C – Floated 3D Quilt

$53.00

Ruth Ann Berry

Location: Room 103

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $60.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Create the illusion of depth with vertical rows of equilateral triangles and no "Y" seams. Use color and value instead of complicated piecing to give the impression of 3D.

Machines Provided by: Viking

Kit Contents: Fabric to complete the quilt top plus the book "Stunning 3D Quilts" by Ruth Ann Berry

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4062C – Perfect Slow Stitches

$57.00

Carrie Fondi

Location: Room 107A

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $30.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Big Stitch Hand Quilting. Add finishing details to your quilt with big stitch hand quilting. Perfect slow stitches is a technique class that covers needles, threads and stitching practice. Anyone can hand quilt with ease!

Hand Work

Kit Contents: Fabric, threads and needles for class sample, handouts

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4063C – Shirt Lace Buttons

$59.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 105

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: A more modern innovation than the traditional Dorset button, Shirt lace buttons date back to the Edwardian era at the beginning of the twentieth century. Start with the Star Shirt lace, progress to the Austrian Shirt lace, and finish with the slightly trickier, but most popular, Lace Shirtwaist. Finish the class as a fully trained buttoner!

Hand Work

Kit Contents: Rings, Needles, Thread, Beeswax, & Handout

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4501H – Landscape Collage

$280.00

Gloria Loughman

Location: Doubletree Ballroom

Two Days

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: The focus of this workshop is to create a landscape where the play of light and colour across the surface adds movement and perspective. We will start by drawing out our design then selecting our colour scheme and fabrics. The collage process will then be demonstrated, and participants will work on their backgrounds. The tiles are quilted in place before the foreground details are added. Lots of tips along the way and information about doing a faced edge is included. Participants can use one of my patterns or work on their own designs. Suggested maximum size- 20 ins. X 30 ins

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Kit Contents: None

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4502C – Soy Wax Batik

$206.00

Kevin Womack

Location: Room 100A

Two Days

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Make your mark and add your own stamp to your fabrics! Using metal or silicone objects with interesting patterns and hot soy wax, you will create batik fabrics that are unique to you. Learn to layer pattern and color with fabric paints as you work to create rich, one-of-a-kind designs!

Design

Kit Contents: Soy Wax

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4601C – From Quilt to Coat

$294.00

Teresa Coates

Location: Room 107BC

Three Days

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:Quilted clothing has been used for many decades and is as stylish as it is utilitarian. Learn how to take your quilt (minimum twin size to king size) to another level by making it wearable. We'll talk about pattern styling, sizing, modifications and more. Larger sizes and longer versions will want a queen or king size quilt to start with. Must be quilted, but can be unfinished.

Machines Provided by: BERNINA

Kit Contents: pattern, optional snaps

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8401C – 3D Quilts: Design-Build-Impress

$5.00

Ruth Ann Berry

Location: Room 104B

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

 



Description: Join Ruth Ann Berry for a comprehensive review of 3D Quilts, from rough drawing on isometric paper to finished design to construction. Enjoy an extensive trunk show of examples for inspiration.


8402C – No Time, No Talent Embellishment Projects!

$5.00

Susan Purdy

Location: Room 104B

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM

 



Description: Sue will show how to make spray paint and using stencils and iron on designs to embellish t-shirts. She will also show you laser-cut appliques for clothing and wall hangings.


8403C – What is Fair Trade?

$5.00

Richard Kennair

Location: Room 104B

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

 



Description: What is Fair Trade? What is Ethical Sourcing? How does fair trade impact the sewing industry and how does that affect you? Join the Bald Guy in a Kilt as he discusses the different aspects of ethical sourcing and why your purchasing decisions are important. Richard has 30 years’ experience community building in Canada and across Africa. He is one of the Top Importers of Ethically Sourced Craft Supplies. Come and learn more about Fair Trade and Ethical Sourcing.


8404C – Using Bright Bold Prints Effectively

$5.00

Lori Allison

Location: Room 104B

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

 



Description: Lori Allison shows quilts that feature the big beautiful quilts of the Kaffe Fassett Collective and gives you tips & popular pattern ideas that you can use to make your quilts get Oooohs & Aaahhs as well!


8405C – Threadology

$5.00

Ashley Malinowski

Location: Room 104B

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 



Description: Talk about all things THREAD!


9400D – Party Time!

$40.00

Road Staff

Location: Doubletree Ballroom

One day

Thursday, January 19th 2023

From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 



Come join us for a fun time! At the Double Tree hotel on Thursday night quilters gather for a night of games and fun. Don't forget the prizes either! This event hosted by Road's very own Matt Reese makes for an exciting evening. This event is a attendee favorite and one you do not want to miss.