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Classes for Wednesday

3001C – Moon Dance

$97.00

Sue Bouchard

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $45.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Combining Triangle in a Square patches with Pieced Triangle Squares gives the illusion of curves without any curved piecing. The Stars are brought together with Quarter Square patches. Your patchwork will dance across the Background!

Machines Provided by: Juki

Kit Contents: Pattern, Templates, Fabric Kit cut to size (27" x 38" finished size)

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3002C – Stitch & Flip Technique for an Easy Cuddle Quilt

$97.00

Teresa Coates

Location: Room 204

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $30.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: If you’ve always wanted to make a Cuddle quilt, but weren’t sure how, here’s your chance to learn from the expert! Join Shannon Fabrics’ national educator Teresa Coates for an all-day workshop that will teach you how easy it is to make Cuddle strip quilts. Learn the techniques and get the tools that will make creating with Cuddle fun and easy. You’ll will complete your own crib quilt during class, binding included!

Machines Provided by: Baby Lock

Kit Contents: Wee One quilt kit (includes strips, binding and backing)

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3005C – Fiesta

$97.00

Diane Kirkhart

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: We will be creating strip pieced blocks, carefully shading each, trimming them to size and arranging them to create this happy, 3D effect.

Machines Provided by: Brother

Kit Contents: None

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3006C – Strip Pieced Mariners Compass

$97.00

Robin Long

Location: Room 105

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $49.95



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Have you ever wanted to make a Mariner’s Compass block but were too intimidated? Not a fan of paper piecing or using tedious templates? You’ll love this class for learning how to make 16-point compass blocks in 16 different sizes using Robin Ruth Design’s rulers and strip-piecing method! Join Robin and learn all the compass basics for making either a Skinny Robin or Fat Robin mariner’s compass block. 

Machines Provided by: Pfaff

Kit Contents: Student's choice of either the Skinny Robin or Fat Robin 16-Point Book and Ruler Combo 

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3007C – Beginner Free Motion Quilting

$97.00

Teri Lucas

Location: Room 107BC

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: From straight line stitching through writing your name, and feathers learn the basics of free-motion machine quilting. We'll cover thread weight, tension, and speed to get great stitching. 

Machines Provided by: BERNINA 

Kit Contents: pre-marked quilt sandwich, thread, needles, handout 

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3008C – Intro to EQ8

$52.00

Linda Hahn

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Have you purchased the EQ8 design software and don't know where to begin? This is the class for you. Linda will cover how to begin designing your quilt. We'll explore keyboard shortcuts, the libraries, the sketchbook, layers, adding borders, printing and more! Linda is an EQ Artist and is able to work on both Windows and MAC operating systems. You will be well on your way to designing your own quilts in no time!

Please come to class with EQ8 loaded onto your computer. Don't forget an extension cord!

Technology Class

Kit Contents: None

Same as class 6017C

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3009C – Art Media for Quilters

$102.00

Kathy McNeil

Location: Room 100A

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $26.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description:This playful, art sampler, will introduce you to the joys of using different art mediums to enhance your quilting projects. Kathy will demonstrate, Ink tense pencils, transparent water color paint crayons for over dying and shading, opaque paints, metallic Tsukineko inks, discharging color, shadow trapunto, alcohol inks and foiling. Practice painted appliqué on your pre-printed parrot blocks. We will discuss how best to use each of these wonderful options on your next quilting project!

Painting Class

Kit Contents: Pre printed Parrot block.(on Kona Cotton) pre fused, set of 6 Ink tense pencils, 2 fabric brushes, sealed container of fabric medium, piece of foil, cotton sateen fabric for alcohol ink painting, instructions and project bag.

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3010C – Fun with Hand Embroidery

$102.00

Catherine Redford

Location: 1st Floor Board Room

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Start by learning, or being reminded of, some basic embroidery stitches on your choice of beautiful hand made Malaysian batik panel and then learn some novel embellishment techniques to add to the fun. Enjoy the relaxed tempo and reconnect with handwork!

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: batik panel, hand dyed threads, needle and handouts

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3011N – Improvisational Whole Cloth Design

$137.00

Jodi Robinson

Location: Room 1

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: In this class, we are going to throw advance planning out the window! I will share with you my process of marking and designing, in an improvisational manner, directly on the fabric ... letting the shapes and lines tell you what comes next. Come discover how freeing it can be to simply start with some basic shape templates, a ruler, and a piece of fabric, to end up with an amazing (and totally unplanned) wholecloth. We will mark and quilt a small scale wholecloth in class.

Machines Provided by: The Grace Company
Note: This is a stand-up longarm class. Two students share a machine head, and time is split equally on the machine.

Kit Contents: Marking ruler ruler/Marking pens/batting and backing

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3012C – Great Quilt Making Basics

$97.00

Nancy Roelfsema

Location: Room 103

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: In this quilt you will learn so many of the great basics that I have been teaching my students for years. These are basics that will help you in all your future quilt making; Power Cutting, On Point Settings, Borders and about 50 other techniques and Tips  This is a class for beginners and advanced alike – who doesn’t want to learn to be more efficient and accurate in their quilt making?

Machines Provided by: Viking

Kit Contents: None

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3013C – Successful Machine Quilting Basics and Beyond

$137.00

Cindy Seitz-Krug

Location: Room 106

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: This class is designed for people who have never done any machine quilting before or those who would like a refresher course. To begin with, we will have 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 skills to finally quilt your own quilts on your home sewing machine.

Machines Provided by: BERNINAQ20/700. This classroom features half Bernina Q20 and half BERNINA Domestic Machines. Students will split their time on both machines.
Note: The Skills Learned in this class are transferrable to a standard home domestic machine.

Kit Contents: None

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3014C – Build Your Own Color Sense

$97.00

Annie Smith

Location: Room 100B

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $16.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Every quilter thinks that they have a problem with color – when in fact, they need to know more about how to effectively choose fabric. Learn exactly what draws the eye to interesting designs and patterns in quilts to give them life. We discuss keys to effective fabric selection in this workshop, apply hands-on design exercises, and make a quilt applying everything you learn. This is a no-sew workshop with a slide show about quilts and color standards, a hands-on demo where we play with fabric, and students build paste-ups from their stash. Learn to apply design rules to choose fabrics for quilts, enhancing your own color and fabric intuition. Students create a resource binder of their work that they will use again and again.

Design Class

Kit Contents: Booklet for workshop, including the pattern for a quilt they can make after class

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3015C – Fast Fun Feathers

$137.00

Gina Siembieda

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Feathers make any quilt look extra special. Learn how to make feathers fit into any space, how to echo your feathers so they really pop, and how to fill your feathers with beautiful swirls and curls. Feather designs range from classic to modern, and we’ll explore all these different styles. Filling your quilts with feathers is easy and fun with the designs from this class. This hands-on class will give you the opportunity to immediately put into practice what you learn.

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter Capri
Note: This class is a sitdown longarm machine class. The skills learned in this class are transferable to a domestic machine.

Kit Contents: This will include a multi-page handout and fabric sandwiches needed during class

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3016C – Fundamentals of Longarm Quilting

$152.00

Gina Perkes

Location: Room 200C

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Confidence is the key to success in Longarm quilting and the best way to gain confidence is through learning. Gina Perkes will help you discover the proper steps to take and share many tips as you embark on your new and exciting journey. You will learn freehand exercises which will train you to become fluid in your free motion quilting and how to mirror image & execute shapes with ease. You will learn to love working at the front of the machine and the many benefits of doing so. In addition to learning to quilt simple yet beautiful designs, you will come away with the basic knowledge of machine set up, trouble shooting, thread and tension tips, and much more! This is a great class for beginners and is taught in a positive and stress free environment.

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: Fabric, batting, thread, workbook

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3017C – EQ8 What the Designers Know

$52.00

Linda Hahn

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: This class will take you to the next level with your EQ8 design program. Students should be familiar with the basic functions of EQ8 software. Linda will cover importing and exporting fabrics, importing and exporting images and design components, making simple adjustments using EasyDraw function, creating foundation patterns, border options, how to make your designs "flow", emailing your projects, calculating block sizes, and much, much more.

Please have EQ8 loaded onto your computer. Don't forget your extension cord.

Please come to class with EQ8 loaded onto your computer. Don't forget an extension cord!

Technology Class

Kit Contents: None

Same class as 6006C


3018O – Posh Penelope

$112.00

Helen Robinson

Location:

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Posh Penelope is a fun scrappy quilt that combines our love for curves with petite sashing and cornerstones on point! The perfect mix of modern and traditional elements that creates a quilt that is timeless. Posh Penelope uses the Quick Curve Ruler™ and Sew Square 6™ to make cutting curves quick and easy, and squaring up the blocks a snap! Easy curved sewing technique is taught in class - no pinning, no finding center. Just cut, sew, and square-up. Posh Penelope pattern included with class.

Broing Your Own Machine

Kit Contents: None

Same Class as 6019O

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3019O – Wild Tulips

$97.00

Dawn Heese

Location:

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Have you ever wanted to try needle-turn applique but thought it was too hard? This is the class for you. Learn everything you need to know to do easy needle-turn applique. In this class we will make one block and a scallop border, learning stems, curves, valleys and points.

Hand Work

Kit Contents: None

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3061C – 1-2-3 Steps for a Simple Baby Blanket

$52.00

Teresa Coates

Location: Room 202AB

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Looking for a quick and easy gift? Don’t miss out on the chance to learn how to make the quickest and easiest blanket using Cuddle minky. With just a few seams and some top-stitching, you’ll go home with a finished blanket. Learn about working with Cuddle minky, how to resize your blanket and lots of tips and inspiration for working with these beautifully soft fabrics.

Machines Provided by: Juki

Kit Contents: Fabric for a 36" x 36 blanket and an 18" x 18" lovey, plus pattern.

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3062C – Duchess Bracelet

$52.00

Amy Loh-Kupser

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $36.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Feel like royalty wearing this sparkling bracelet featuring 6mm and 4mm Czech Fire Polished Crystals or Glass Pearls accented with Czech Twin Beads. Another fun way to play with these popular two hole beads and easy to find crystals. It’s amazing the different looks you can create with them. Perfect for the beginner wanting to learn how to create beaded jewelry or intermediate beaders who want to enjoy an easy project that has the look of something more complex! You should be able to finish this in class.

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: Detailed step-by-step instructions, Czech Twins, 6mm Czech Fire Polish Crystals or Pearls, 4mm Czech Fire Polish Crystals or Pearls, Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Size 11/0 Seed Beads, Magnetic Clasp, Beading Mat, Silamide, Size 10 Beading Needle and Big Eye Needle. Makes up to a 9-1/2” bracelet.

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3063C – Doodle Your Way to Better Quilting

$52.00

Teri Lucas

Location: 1st Floor Board Room

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Try out designs on a variety of premarked quilt blocks with a variety of colors and thickness of pens and pencils. This class will give you an opportunity to see how a design will work on a quilt top, and how to use a variety of designs to create a unique look.

Design Class

Kit Contents: All Supplies Provided

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3064C – Dorset Buttons - A Traditional English Craft

$52.00

Catherine Redford

Location: 2nd Floor Board Room

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $15.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: A traditional English craft experiencing a resurgence! Learn how to make functional buttons you can use to embellish your next project, wear as jewelry or just do up your cardigan. We'll start with a basic cartwheel before we explore other options. Then it's up to you!

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: Plastic rings, threads, needles, and project sheet

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3065C – Get the Most Out of Your Body Form

$33.00

Joe Vecchiarelli

Location: Room 104B

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 



Description: The first thing you do when you get your body or dress form is to create your personal sloper - the pattern that's not fashion but fits you to a tee. But then what? Learn all the ways you'll be using your form at home. From testing original and purchased designs for visual integrity, to forming underlays and structure for less stable top layers. From "trying on" patterns you're thinking about making to starting from scratch and listening to the fabric. Joe uses forms on a daily basis for the dozens of bodies he has to fit in Hollywood, and shares with you the many ways he, and you, can get the most from the body double form. After all, you can make fit and design changes to garments on your double so much more easily than you can when they are on your own body!

Lecture Class


3066C – Project Speed - Using a 10 Degree Ruler to the Max!

$52.00

Connie Spurlock

Location: Room 204

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $30.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: If you like projects that are FUN and FINISHED, then the 10 Degree ruler is something to consider. Piece 150 pieces of fabric in an hour and use the fabric for home decor projects or garments or make center pieces, tree skirts, and much more. Just using the ruler for its shape will provide you with many speedy projects.

Machines Provided by: Babylock

Kit Contents: 22 1/2" green acrylic 10 Degree ruler, pattern and all fabric for 40" table runner including backing and batting. Pattern for versatile placemat.

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3067C – Ocean Odyssey

$52.00

Joyce Teng

Location: Room 100A

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $30.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:Create a dreamy underwater world using vibrant Tsukeniko fabric inks and the new versatile AquaFlo brushes. Joyce will demonstrate innovative ways to produce watercolor effects for cloudy skies, luscious landscapes and flowing water. Add details and character with stencils, sponges and markers. Your custom art pieces will rise to new heights with Joyce’s imaginative techniques and a variety of media such as water, alcohol, and even shaving cream!

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: Tidy Tray, Small Dauber, Aqua Brush Pen, Squeegee, set of Droppers, Spray Bottle, Stencil, API ink, set of assorted Fabrics

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3068C – Inspired Stitches

$52.00

Lynn Koolish

Location: Room 100B

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Many cultures have a history and tradition of making quilts using scraps and old clothing. Boro, Sashiko, Kawandi, and Kantha quilts come from different cultures but share the common use of scrappy fabrics layered and held together with stitches becoming a quilt that is both functional and beautiful. Choose your style of quilt (or mix and match) then arrange and stitch. In the process, learn a bit about the history of these quilting styles. The hand stitching in this class is big, fun, and easy—you can be as precise (or not) as you choose, so relax and spend a few hours with fabric and thread.

Handwork Class

Kit Contents: None

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3401C – Bumblebee Blossoms

$194.00

Krista Moser

Location: Room 203C

Two Days

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Up your quilting game with this charming pattern! Bumblebee Blossoms will give you a complicated look without tedious piecing. Gain confidence with angles and color placement. This quilt is constructed of three main blocks: the flowers, the bees, and the leaf blocks. Krista will teach different techniques that will be valuable additions to your quilting skills library. Use ombre fabric to get the most out of shade and value, or use scraps from your stash for an eclectic look!

Machines Provided by: Janome

Kit Contents: None

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3501O – Pet Portrait Fabric Collage

$291.00

Jane Haworth

Location: Ontario Airport Hotel Sierra Ballroom

Three Days

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Starting with an enlargement of your treasured pet's photo, Jane will guide you in making a pattern suitable for fabric collage. You will learn Jane's technique that is more intuitive using no pattern pieces or fusible products. Have fun exploring fabric collage and start work on making your own pet portrait.

Design Class

Kit Contents: None

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3601O – PhotoReal Fiber Art

$412.00

Melissa Sobotka

Location: Ontario Airport Hotel Sierra Ballroom

Four Days

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Photorealism is a genre of art that encompasses painting and drawing in which an artist studies a photograph and attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium. In this 4 day workshop, you will be reproducing the still life, "Rembrandt’s Repast" using Melissa award winning techniques for transforming a photograph into a masterpiece of Fiber Art. You will learn to see as an artist does, select appropriate fabrics, build a pictorial quilt from an image using a raw edge applique method. You will then learn to enhance your work by adding depth, dimension and detail with inks.

Design Class

Kit Contents: Four Tiled 11”x 17” color prints for pattern

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9301C – Roadies Give Back

$15.00

Road Staff

Location:

One day

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

Roadies Give Back is our outreach event Saturday January 26 2019 at 6:00pm, we are asking all our Roadies to join together on a labor of love; a Saturday evening sew-a-thon! We need people to help with all areas of the quilts – piecing, quilting, binding and so on. We will donate $5 from each paid participant to the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center. 

Using Jenny Doan’s X’s and O’s pattern – we are asking Roadies to join together and create quilts for cancer patients.

Teaming up with the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center, we are asking Roadies to make as many blocks as they can. The Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center has between 800-900 new cancer patients. The center prides itself on providing personal care and state-of-the-art technology. Road also has a connection to the center – Matt’s mother Shellee is the Administrative Director of the Cancer Program. For more information on Roadies Give Back please email: roadiesgiveback@gmail.com