#37507, An Intuitive Approach to Tiny Piecing

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Lynn Harris
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Learn tips and tricks that make working small easier. Lynn will show you how to create tiny piecing without worrying about matching seams or clipping points. This intuitive approach allows for a liberated look to your tiny piecing. With Lynn’s tips for working small you will be able to add a bit of tiny sparkle to your own quilt designs or make your own quilt completely from tiny blocks like on the cover of Lynn’s book Every Last Piece.

http://thelittleredhen.typepad.com

bernina

 

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#37510, Building Cubes – Easy Optical Illusion

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Kathleen Andrews
Level: Beginner
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Beginners can easily learn to make this 3D optical illusion Four-Patch block, one square and three half-square triangles. Students will use speed cutting and speed piecing techniques to make this easy block. Once you make the set of blocks, you can arrange them into any design you like. Eight design suggestions are printed in the pattern or students can create their own!

www.kwiltart.com

janome

 

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#37519, Color Splash – Strip Piecing with Curves

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Discover how surprisingly simple it is to sew perfect curves using turned-edge applqué techniques. Class begins with sewing strip blocks. Then Nancy will shift focus to easy invisible machine appliqué techniques. Vibrant colors always get a boost when paired with black and white. Students will have a dazzling quilt whether they pair black-and-white prints with two colors or twenty. Finished quilt size: 58″ x 67″.

www.nancymahoney.com

janome

 

#37509, Curvacious Attic Windows

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Karin Hellaby
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Karin has brought Attic Window blocks into the 21st century with this amazing technique. Only one seam is sewn to magically create the block! Curves are then added to the window to make a unique design which is sure to impress. The curves can be top stitched appliquéd, beaded or embroidered. In this class you can blow away those creative cobwebs to make quilts with a view. Let your choice of fabric dictate the final setting. There are innovative tips and ideas to give you all the help and inspiration to make these Attic Window blocks sew simple. Choose to make a pillow with four blocks, or start a tablerunner or quilt.

www.karinhellaby.com

janome

 

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#37513, Detangling Tangled Angles

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Paula Nadelstern
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Member: $56 Retail: $70

 


Learn to identify and join divergent angles. This skill empowers you to piece any randomly divided block or untraditional layout of odd fractured seams.

Paulanadelstern.com

bernina

 

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#37106, Exploding Pineapples in a Garden Song

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Karin Hellaby
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Make this lovely Garden Song quilt which was awarded a Highly Commended Certificate at the UK Festival of Quilts 2010. The quilt is made from simple squares and triangles taking Karin’s own unique Exploding Pineapple technique further. There is no fabric wastage, no matching points and no special rulers. A pineapple looking quilt achievable for all! This is a fun class which will help you to make spectacular quilts! The embellished prairie point binding will also be taught.

www.karinhellaby.com

elna

 

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#37102, Geese in a Storm

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Karin Hellaby
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Wow! Just look at how this quilt moves! You can fast stitch this quilt in no time using Karin’s wonderful fast geese techniques. Scrappy white and cream fabrics have been used to create this swirly snowstorm on a dark night but you can change the theme with your own fabric color choice. Think of leaves blowing around on a blustery day or a whirling sandstorm! In this class you will be shown at least 2 of the geese techniques from her book Fast Flying Geese QuiltsKarin will also demonstrate her speed cutting techniques and suggest ideas for quilting and embellishment.

www.karinhellaby.com

janome

 

#37503, Granny’s Big Block Stars

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Star blocks, simple appliqué, and yo-yo flowers make this traditional looking quilt a real beauty. Students will learn how to make the big block stars using Nancy’s quick and easy piecing techniques. Fusible appliqué techniques and tips for making perfect yo-yo flowers are included in the class. If reproduction prints aren’t for you, batik prints on a dark background would make a spectacular, eye-catching quilt. Finished quilt size: 76 x 94.

www.nancymahoney.com

elna

 

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#37517, Half – Square Twisted Triangles

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Join Nancy in this fun and informative class. Students will learn ten different ways to make half-square triangle units! This stash-busting lap-size quilt is perfect for fat quarters (18 x 22) or fat eighths (9 x 22). The blocks are oh-so easy to make and look great in any color combination. Finished quilt size: 53 x 60.

www.nancymahoney.com

janome

 

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#37524, Illusions: Magic and More

Day: Wednesday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Eileen Sullivan
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Striped fabric transforms into many different configurations using an easy sewing method and a lot of let’s try this to see what happens. Experimentation brings you results you never expected. You can use this method to make quick and easy quilts, table runners, placemats, garments, or purses and totes.

http://thedesignersworkshop.com/

janome

 

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#37504, Introduction to Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: Beginner
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


This is the perfect class for a first time paper piecer! Let Gail introduce you to the quickest, easiest way to piece intricate designs. Her freezer paper foundation method is quick to learn, and you’ll be on your way to piecing a single block of the Winding Ways pattern that can be expanded to make a full quilt or stitched into an adorable tote bag. You’ll pick up plenty of tips to make paper piecing fun!

www.gailgarber.com

elna

 

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#37516, Intuitive Piecing with Solids

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Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Lynn Harris
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Working with free-form, improvisational construction, students will create their own original quilts using easy design concepts and techniques. This design class is good for the beginning and advanced, traditional and art quilter. Come and join the fun as Lynn shows you easy methods learned from Gwen Marston for creating your own original quilts.

http://thelittleredhen.typepad.com

janome

 

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#37522, Kathleen Wheels Using Your Layer Cakes

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Karin Hellaby
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)


A great way to use a Layer Cake of precut 10″ fabric squares. Or cut 25″ x 10″ squares from your stash. Either way you use multi-fabric pinwheels to create this beautiful design. The pinwheels are easily stitched and then the blades curved and embellished. The curve is just sew simple. The waste from this fantastic technique is used to make a border. Making this block produce both the pinwheel and small triangles ready for use in your border – two for one! How simple is that?

www.karinhellaby.com

janome

 

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#37521, Log Cabin – An Intuitive Approach

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Lynn Harris
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


This class explores the many possibilities to the traditional Log Cabin pattern. Intuitive piecing leads to many different interpretations of the simple design. Good for beginning or advanced, traditional or art quilter. Learn easy techniques Lynn learned from Gwen Marston for making fabulous quilts.

http://thelittleredhen.typepad.com

elna

 

#37526, Not Just Another Log Cabin

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Eileen Sullivan
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Students will work through a series of exercises to create unique plans for Off Center Log Cabin quilts with all the necessary materials provided. We will also cover using triangle, rectangle, and diamond versions. This is a cut-and-paste, paste-and-color play class suitable for everyone. Foundation piecing will be discussed as it is necessary for triangle and diamond projects.

http://thedesignersworkshop.com/

 

#37501, Pineapple Express

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Create a stunning quilt using paper piecing techniques. Class will encompass all aspects of paper foundation piecing, including how to measure, cut, and correctly position the right fabric piece, how to paper piece efficiently and accurately, assembly line piecing, and accurately joining units. Pattern included for each student. Finished size: 58 x 63.

www.nancymahoney.com

bernina

 

#37508, Precision Piecing

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Philippa Naylor
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Discussion and demonstrations on fabric selection, rotary cutting, accurate sewing, and pressing enable students to make a perfectly sized no points lost block and never be frustrated again!

www.philippanaylor.com

janome

 

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#37506, Pressing Matters – Advanced Techniques for a Flatter Quilt Top

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Lynn Harris
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Learn the tricks for a flat finish to your quilt. Lynn will show you how to get perfectly matched seams and avoid the volcano that can happen when many points come together at the same place. You will learn the secret to getting seam allowances to twirl and lie flat. Taking a little extra time for thoughtful pressing will yield a better looking and a flatter quilt that is easier to quilt. Even if you don’t do your own quilting, your longarmer will thank you!

http://thelittleredhen.typepad.com

janome

 

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#37528, Scrap Box Chevron

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Kay Roberts
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Got Scraps? Kay will show you a fun and new and easy technique to use your scraps. We cut No Triangles for the quilt!

www.thequiltingsquares.com

janome

 

#37105, Scrumptious Star Stitchery

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


This class is especially tailored for the novice paper foundation piecer. Working with one of Gail’s designs, learn the ins and outs of this fascinating technique that enables the student to stitch very complex designs with ease and best of all, accuracy.

www.gailgarber.com

janome

 

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#37525, Seven Sisters Simplified: No “Y” Seams

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Marti Michell
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Learn to cut and sew this classic block with no set-in seams. The traditional Seven Sisters is a well-loved, but seldom made, quilt pattern because traditionally, every seam is a Y seam. With Marti’s method you replace the six diamonds in each of the seven stars with one large and three small equilateral triangles. Every seam is sewn edge-to-edge.

www.frommarti.com

janome

 

#37505, Shortcut Sheets – Ways to Make Multiple Pieces Quickly

Day: Wednesday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Carla Klop
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Learn how to make multiple pieced units or blocks using only a 24″ ruler. The class starts with an overview of all the techniques available. Students can then select a practice kit for the workshop. Make (20) Flying Geese, (100) Half-Square Triangles, (44) Quarter-Square Triangles, (10) Six-Point Star blocks, (4) Hunter’s Star blocks, (44) Hourglass or (20) Triangle in a Square units. Kits include the fabric and shortcut sheet for the method selected. Some students may have time for a second or third method.

www.kitsbycarla.com

janome

 

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#37104, Simple Symmetry

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Paula Nadelstern
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


The distinctive charm of SIMPLE SYMMETRY is based on a simple fact: one single fabric is responsible for all of the elaborate patterns in one quilt. Learn how to use one single template and one symmetrical, intricately patterned fabric to achieve a complex quilt filled with dramatic impact. This class explores and exploits the virtues of bilaterally symmetrical fabric. You’ll feel like you’re making magic with fabric when motifs connect to their mirror images, creating effects more wonderful than you imagined.

Paulanadelstern.com

elna

 

#37103, SIXTY – THIRTY©: A Kaleidoscope Class

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Paula Nadelstern
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Explore the possibilities offered by complex textiles while demystifying the nature of symmetry. Learn to draft perfect angles, sew dissimilar angles together, and create a unique Kaleidoscope block. Often effects more wonderful than you imagine occur, making you the one who makes the magic and the one who is surprised.

Paulanadelstern.com

janome

 

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#37520, Something Fishy – Easy Paper Piecing

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Such a cute little fishy in rainbow bright colors! The class kit will include an assortment of bright prints and background fabrics. The design is perfect for a baby quilt, or a wall hanging. Students will learn several different paper piecing techniques in the single block that contains several elements, Flying Geese, Pointy Dudes, simple appliqué, and 3D design. A pattern will be provided for a larger quilt.

www.gailgarber.com

bernina

 

#37512, Square in a Square Constellation

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Jodi Barrows
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


This little quilt is super easy using the Square in a Square system. Learn two of the most popular options or spruce up your memory on the Option 3 flying geese. During our class session, you will complete all of the units required to put the quilt together. You will learn the Square in a Square technique that eliminates the triangle hassle normally associated with cutting and sewing of multiple pieced blocks. You will also enjoy learning professional pressing and rotary cutting techniques and will be amazed at the speed and accuracy of this method.

www.squareinasquare.com

janome

 

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#37527, Starry Path – No Set-in Seams

Day: Wednesday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Marti Michell
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Materials Fee)

 


The STARRY PATH is a sleek, dramatic classic quilt block. With only 16 pieces and no set-in seams, it is not hard to make. However, the unusual triangles make it a challenge to cut without acrylic tools. Plan to cut and make 3 matching 12″ stars. Marti will also demo how to use the multi-size tools to cut 6″ and 9″ blocks. The class will include cutting and construction techniques for the Zig-Zag Starry Path quilt.

www.frommarti.com

elna 

 

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#37518, String Theory – Foundation-Free String Piecing

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Lynn Harris
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Lynn will teach her method for string piecing with no foundation. With this fool proof technique, there is no extra layer of fabric in the quilt and no paper bits to pick out after the sewing is finished. This technique to build blocks can be used in many designs. You will learn the skills needed to add string piecing to your own quilt designs. Bring your scrap bin and prepare to have some fun!

http://thelittleredhen.typepad.com

janome

 

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#37523, Summer Heat Perfect Points

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Learn how to create a stunning quilt with perfect points using paper pieced techniques. Class will encompass all aspects of paper foundation piecing, including how to correctly position the right fabric piece, how to paper piece efficiently and accurately, assembly line piecing, and accurately joining units. Finished quilt size: 64 x 64.

www.nancymahoney.com

janome

 

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#37201, Sunstars: A Kaleidoscope Class (2 days)

Day: Monday 12:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room (day 1), Van Buren Room (day 2)
Teacher: Paula Nadelstern
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Member: $200 Retail: $250
(Plus Kit Fee)     Meal and free parking included in class fee – Click Here to Order Meal

 


Students learn all of the unique machine piecing, design strategies, and template techniques Paula uses to create complex kaleidoscopic images while simultaneously exploring the virtues of bilaterally symmetrical fabric. This includes learning to draft perfect angles and to identify and join different angles together. This product and process class culminates in the creation of a unique and fabulous Kaleidoscope block. Often effects more wonderful than you imagine occur, making you both the one who makes the magic and the one who is surprised.

Paulanadelstern.com

janome

 

#37502, Tiny Piecing with Precision

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Day: Wednesday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Lynn Harris
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Learn tips and tricks that make working small easier. Lynn will show you how to piece tiny stars and other small blocks as well as tiny sawteeth borders. With Lynn’s tips for working small you will be able to add a bit of tiny sparkle to your own quilt designs or make your own quilt completely from tiny blocks shown on the cover of Lynn’s book Every Last Piece.

http://thelittleredhen.typepad.com

bernina

 

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#37514, Trip Around the World Revisited

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Paula Nadelstern
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70

 


This design class takes a traditional quilt pattern and gift wraps its simple shapes with intricate fabric. Along with many other design strategies, explore the possibilities offered by charismatic textiles and the magic of symmetry. Learn to make different types of templates leading to unique and enhanced design options and varied effects including seamless connections. The take away is how quilts made of simple shapes can be transformed into visual spectacles that read as complex, thoughtful acts of creativity.

Paulanadelstern.com

 

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#37511, Wild Waves – Foundation Paper Piecing

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Beginner
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Create a dynamic design with this off-center Pineapple block, while learning all the tricks of foundation paper piecing. In this fast-paced class, all aspects of foundation paper piecing will be covered, including how to measure, cut, and correctly position the right fabric piece.

www.nancymahoney.com

janome

 

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