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5001C – Quilt Design for Illustrator

$108.00

Daisy Aschehoug

Location: Room 107A

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:Learn the best ways to use Adobe Illustrator specifically for designing quilts! All of the tutorials and class examples address different aspects of quilt design: create quilt blocks and change colors/shapes efficiently, load color palettes and fabric swatches, estimate yardage and create a cutting diagram, test multiple quilting motifs and thread colors, organize your digital assets to make printing and publishing easier. This class is structured for beginners who have never used Illustrator as well as those who have experience using Illustrator for graphic design work. The class will be taught using Illustrator for Creative Cloud.

Technology

Kit Contents: Professionally printed 12-page workbook with reference material and space to take notes during class.

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5002C – All About Binding

$98.00

Sue Bouchard

Location: Room 103

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Learn how to prepare and sew six unique methods of Binding. Sue will demonstrate how to properly prepare edges of the quilt before the Binding is sewn on and then dive into the many different options there are for Binding! The workshop will cover Straight, French, Accent and Infinity Binding, as well how to piece binding to match the fabric on the quilt top and how to change Binding in the corners. Each method offers a different design option for the perfect finish to your quilt.

Machines Provided by: Viking

Kit Contents: None

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5003C – Trip Around the World Quilt

$120.00

Eleanor Burns

Location: Room 204

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $67.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Trip Around the World Class Revisit traditional Trip Around the World Quilt with Eleanor Burns, teaching accurate time saving tips and techniques. The Trip is great for beginners and experienced quilters, learning color placement, strip piecing, and locking seams. This fun, fast, and easy quilt is a great gift in any size for weddings, graduations, and baby showers! Select a pre-cut Lap size quilt 56” x 72” kit in class, available in rose, blue, or lavender. Kit and pattern payable in class.

Machines Provided By: Baby Lock
Same Class as 6002C


Kit Contents: fabric for quilt top, Binding and Trip Around the Wold Quilt Pattern

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5004C – The Violet Craft Atomic Starburst Quilt

$120.00

Violet Craft

Location: Room 203C

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $130.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description:The Atomic Starburst Quilt Finished Size: 66" x 73" Technique: Foundation Paper Piecing combined with Traditional Piecing Choice of 2 kits: Bright Modern Classics on White or Soft Buffalo Flats on Neutral The Atomic Starburst Quilt is made by combining foundation paper pieced Starburst blocks with traditional piecing for a vibrant, mid-century modern quilt. Traditional piecing of sashing with angles and constructing the quilt top will be covered, however the majority of class time will be focused on foundation paper piecing the starburst blocks. 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 make the 66" x 73" quilt top.

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5005C – Modern Glorified Nine-Patch

$112.00

Gyleen Fitzgerald

Location: Room 201AB

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Illusion at its best! But how do you get those curves? With straight lines of course. Go figure but it’s just that simple. You take two relatively high contrasting colors, you alternate two pieced “quilter friendly” blocks then float segments into the border and just like that you’re done! You will learn how to make pointy triangle segments with the Tri-Recs tool and how to artfully transition and color blend from one block to the next.

Machines Provided By: Pfaff

Kit Contents: None

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5006C – Roadmap to Machine Quilting Design

$170.00

Lori Kennedy

Location: Room 106

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: You’ve finished your quilt top—now what? Do you want a cozy baby quilt or a frame-able art quilt? Follow along as Lori guides you through a series of steps and decisions to create the quilt of your dreams. In this hands-on class, you will create samples to demonstrate how batting, thread and motifs work together to create a variety of quilting effects. Discover new marking and design tools to support your quilt design. Practice simple motifs and doodle your way to complex designs. Whether you stitch on a domestic machine or long arm—this class will help you make the best design choices for all your quilt tops.

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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5007C – Ornamental Feathers - Pfun Pfeiling Pfeathers

$170.00

Claudia Pfeil

Location: Room 200C

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $40.00



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: The "Pfun Pfeiling Pfeather -Style" is much easier than you might think! Just try without any fear the freemotion (P)feathers and you will be surprised about your success! So many variations are possible and they are wonderful to use in blocks and borders!

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 

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5008N – Dream Big: Make a Gorgeous Wallhanging

$145.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 1

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

 


Kit Fee $35.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:I will take my students through the whole process of creating a beautiful and unique panel they will be proud of! I will teach you how to plan the quilting, where to start, how to work with outlining and fillers and how to emphasize the beauty of this gorgeous panel.

Machines Provided by: The Grace Company
Same Class as 2008N

Kit Contents: Dream Big panel, all needed thread colors (3-4 cones), batting, backing, marking pen for fabric, printouts.

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5009N – Geometric Fillers

$145.00

Julia Quiltoff

Location: Room 1

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:Let me teach you the basics of ruler work and show what a simple straight line can do! We will learn how to quilt traditional crosshatch and its variations, and then move to a few dozens of fresh, modern, creative and fun designs. **Instructor recommends combining this class with the morning session Free Motion Fillers for deeper immersion into the topic.

Machines Provided by: The Grace Company
Same Class as 2007N

Kit Contents: Fabric for top and back, batting, cone of Glide thread, marking pen, small straight quilting ruler.

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5010C – Winter Cardinal

$103.00

Emily Taylor

Location: Room 100B

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $25.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Make this beautiful project and learn the basics of textile collage! The Winter Cardinal makes a beautiful wall hanging or pillow and can be completed in class.

Hand Work

Kit Contents: Pattern

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5011C – Quilting Your Pet Project

$170.00

David Taylor

Location: Room 200AB

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Description: Do you have an art quilt of your favorite animal you have been to afraid to quilt? Don't know how to get started? David Taylor has been creating award-winning critter quilts for decades. For the first time ever, he'll share his tips and technique for adding life to an animal or floral project. 

Machines Provided by: Handi Quilter Capri

Kit Contents: Needles, Threrads, and Bobbins

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5012C – No-Sew Color Class

$112.00

Becky Goldsmith

Location: Room 100B

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: This is a fun, no-sew day filled with surprises and lots of discussion. Every class is different and exciting! You will play with color and value as you glue fabric to paper squares to make simple pieced blocks. Once glued, everyone puts their blocks together and we all get to see what works, what doesn't, and most importantly, how to make color work for you. This class is suitable for all skill levels. The photos were taken in class to give you an idea of what happens in class.

Hand Work

Kit Contents: None

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5013C – How to Cut Your Quilt Pattern with a Cricut Maker

$112.00

Sandra Chandler

Location: Room 203AB

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $10.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description:Let’s cut out your quilt top with a Circuit Maker. Why cut fabric on a circuit? In this workshop, you will learn how to use your course to cut precise and super accurate cuts. Perfect straight lines, curves, circles, inside and awkward blemishes, and mark sewing lines with your system. If you have always wanted to cut several layers at one time, this is how you can do all this in a short amount of time.

You will learn to import your pattern from your computer to your circuit. We will discuss the supplies you need to use your course successfully. All about circuit cutting mats, bonded fabric blades, premium fine point blades, and all the extras are discussed during the workshop.

Machines Provided by: Brother

Kit Contents: Use of Circuit Maker, Use of Mats, Use of Blades

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5014C – Gambling with Echoes

$170.00

Claudia Pfeil

Location: Room 200C

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 


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 1007C

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5061C – Garland Bargello Bed Runner

$53.00

Ruth Ann Berry

Location: Room 103

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $60.00



Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Description: Discover the easy process that produces complex looking results. Create the illusion curves, motion and depth with strip piecing and straight seams.

Machines Provided by: Viking

Kit Contents: Fabric to complete the quilt top plus the pattern

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5062C – Hand Piecing Perfection

$57.00

Carrie Fondi

Location: Room 107A

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $20.00



Skill Level: Beginner

Description:Slow down and learn how to piece by hand. Basic stitching, curves, and inset seams will all be covered in this technique class. Perfect points and curves are a cinch when sewn by hand. Hand piecing is relaxing and portable!

Hand Work

Kit Contents: Acrylic template , hand sewing needles and class pattern

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5063C – Dorset Feather Embroidery Needle Case

$59.00

Catherine Redford

Location: Room 105

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 


Kit Fee $30.00



Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Inspired by the work of a mid-20th century needlewoman, Olivia Pass, learn the basic four stitches of Dorset Button Stitchery while making a useful needle case. The stitches were originally used to embellish rural workers’ smocks. Chain, buttonhole, and single and double feather stitches are combined to make lovely motifs.

Hand Work

Kit Contents: Custom Printed Panel with Design on Belgian Linen, Wool Felt, Hand Dyed Embroidery Threads, Hand Sewing Needles & Handouts

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5601C – Carolina Quilts

$224.00

Lee Chappell Monroe

Location: Room 203AB

Two Days

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 


Kit Fee $100.00



Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Description: Carolina Quilts includes two options, Carolina Carousel and Carolina Crossroads. The best part is that you can choose different block elements from each quilt to create a design that is uniquely yours. We will work through the different ways to consider fabric placement for medallion style quilts, as well as plan the quilts using coloring pages. We will start stitching with appliqué for the center using freezer paper. Multiple ways to appliqué the pieces will be demonstrated, including hand and blind machine appliqué. There will also be lots of tips and tricks to accurately piece the patchwork elements. Foundation piecing is used to form diamond blocks with more optional appliqué. This workshop is ideal for a quilter looking to expand or hone their appliqué, foundation paper piecing and patchwork skills. The kit includes enough fabric for the throw size quilt.

Machines Provided by: Brother 

Kit Contents: Throw size: 3 yards of background fabric, three one yard cuts, three half yards, eight fat quarters.

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5602C – Flower Garden

$300.00

Sue Spargo

Location: 1st Floor Board Room

Two Days

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

 



Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Join me for a two full days of stitching focused on my creative stitching tools, the Spoke Easy and the Loop Easy. The possibilities for these tools are endless! Create unique flowers, leaves, and plants to design a fantasy garden all of your own. Get creative and experiment 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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8502C – Threadology

$5.00

Ashley Malinowski

Location: Room 104B

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM

 



Description: Talk about all things THREAD!


8503C – Weaving with Color

$5.00

Karla Overland

Location: Room 104B

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

 



Descrption:
In a weaving, weft is a yarn that runs back and forth, and warp is a yarn that runs up and down. Karla will use that concept and "weave" some hand-dyed solids together. Come see what happens!


8504C – Japanese Sashiko - Getting Started

$5.00

Carol Ziogas

Location: Room 104B

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

 



Description: More than a simple straight stitch, Sashiko involves tools that may feel unfamiliar at first, especially if you're more familiar with hand quilting or machine sewing. The thread and needles are thicker, there are specialized thimbles, and choosing your fabric can be a challenge if you don't know where to begin. Learn the first steps to getting started with this traditional Japanese handcraft.


9500D – Roundabout

$30.00

Road Staff

Location: Doubletree Ballroom

One day

Friday, January 20th 2023

From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

Continuing from last year we will be having our lectue style Roundabout Event. Instead of moving to the teachers and maybe missing one we bring them right up front for you to watch. You get to hear 10 minute demos on different styles of quilting and textile crafts. We will be announcing the presenters at a later date, but whoever you get to see you are guaranteed to learn something interesting and have fun!