Australian Aboriginal Fabric Dot Art, #32809

Australian Aboriginal Fabric Dot Art – #32809

Day: Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Phyllis Twigg Hatcher
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Aboriginals in central Australia have created dot art designs in sand for thousands of years. See how the current indigenous Outback artists’ dot paintings are now being transformed into fabric and used by quilters, sewers, and decorators everywhere. Phyllis will explain the meaning of the fabric designs as they relate to Aboriginal culture and real life in the desert Outback, which she has recently visited several times. Many actual fabrics will be shown. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

quilt-appraiser.com

Complex Blocks Without Sewing, #32805

Complex Blocks Without Sewing – #32805

Day: Thursday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Laura Murray
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Beginning with a pictorial retrospective of learnings from Laura’s favorite award-winning quilts, this lecture will shift to a step-by-step description of her unique raw-edge fusible appliqué technique. Learn how to use Paintstiks, stamps, and fusible web to create the appearance of intricate piecing without sewing. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

lauramurraydesigns.com

Eleven Simple Tricks and Design Secrets Every Quilter Should Know, #32806

Eleven Simple Tricks and Design Secrets Every Quilter Should Know – #32806

Day: Thursday, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Ricky Tims
Level: All levels
Member: $24 Retail: $30
(Plus Materials Fee)

 


Ricky combines two popular lectures into one dynamic presentation. His eleven tricks are “ah-ha, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that?” insights and techniques. The section on design secrets covers basic principles of design using what you already know. Creating your own wonderful designs is not as hard as you might think! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

rickytims.com

 

Influences of Africa, #32803

Influences of Africa – #32803

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Hollis Chatelain
Level: All levels
Member: $24 Retail: $30

 


Leaving the USA with the Peace Corps just after college and living 12 years in West Africa has had a major impact on Hollis’s artwork. During this lecture, using her large quilts and photos of her work and her life in Africa, Hollis will lead you on a voyage from her discovery of African cloth through the evolution of her artwork. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

hollisart.com

One Step Beyond: Expand Your Creativity, #32804

One Step Beyond: Expand Your Creativity – #32804

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Peggy Martin
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Expand your creativity by using traditional quilts as a springboard for design inspiration. See how one idea leads to another, making one small change at a time to come up with totally new ideas and looks. Traditional quilts will be shown and discussed along with the more contemporary pieces that result from going one step beyond will be shown and discussed. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

peggymartinquilts.com

Secrets for Successful Fabric Selection, #32810

Secrets for Successful Fabric Selection – #32810

Day: Friday, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Alex Anderson
Level: All levels
Member: $24 Retail: $30

 


Everyone loves a trip to the quilt shop, but choosing just the right fabrics can be challenging. Join Alex on a virtual fabric shopping spree as she shares her secrets for smart, successful fabric selection. Whether seeking the perfect combo for a special quilt or simply shopping to enrich your stash, you’ll collect tons of tips for making your next project sing! Alex will share great ideas for working with your current stash as well. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

alexandersonquilts.com

Shades of Blue: Depicting Contemporary Life with the Material of Our Time, #32812

Shades of Blue: Depicting Contemporary Life with the Material of Our Time – #32812

Day: Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Ian Berry
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Ian Berry has been labeled one of the “top artists under 30 in the world” and has shown his incredible art around the globe. He joins us in Paducah all the way from London! Learn about his work, his methods, and what inspires him about denim. Ian has transcended the art world through his work depicting life through denim, which itself is a lived-in medium. Don’t miss your chance to spend an hour with this incredible artist!

ianberry.org

Studio Dream Tours: Visit the Studios of Your Favorite Quilters, #32802

Studio Dream Tours: Visit the Studios of Your Favorite Quilters – #32802

Day: Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Alex Anderson
Level: All levels
Member: $24 Retail: $30

 


We all dream of having a large, airy, organized place to sew. Here’s your chance to sneak a peek into the studios of some of your favorite quilters. Whether large or small, carved and remodeled from an existing space or built entirely from scratch, each wonderful workspace is bursting with useful and innovative ideas that can help you fluff and feather your creative nest.

alexandersonquilts.com

The Enchantment of Fabric and Tsukineko® Ink, #32808

The Enchantment of Fabric and Tsukineko® Ink – #32808

Day: Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Joyce Teng
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Have you ever had a specific fabric in mind but just couldn’t find it? Have you ever wished to change plain, uninteresting cloth into something bright and beautiful? Come and discover how easy it is to transform fabric into the perfect piece for your quilt, using stencils and Tsukineko® ink. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

teacherstamp.com

The Value of VALUE, #32807

The Value of VALUE – #32807

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Grace Errea
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Grace’s trademark is VALUE. In this lecture she will focus on value and its importance in textile work, along with various color harmonies, color theory, and psychology of color. The expressive aspects of color and value in nature and in art/quilts will be discussed. At completion of the lecture, attendees will see value and color in a new way and will start releasing the artist within. Learn how to use value to create a focal point, to set the mood in a piece, to create 3-dimensionality or to give the perception of perspective in a landscape, and how to showoff those traditional blocks so the design shines. This is a crowd-pleasing lecture, entertaining and fun, full of funny real anecdotes and actual quilts for show and tell. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes. An optional kit is available.

amazingquiltsbygrace.com

 

Twenty Tips and Tricks for Better Machine Quilting, #32811

Twenty Tips and Tricks for Better Machine Quilting – #32811

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Cindy Seitz-Krug
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


In Cindy’s 20+ years of making award-winning quilts on her home sewing machine, she has compiled a list of simple tips and tricks that will make anyone a better machine quilter. Cindy illustrates these tips with a PowerPoint presentation and a handout with a complete list of all the items she covers in the lecture. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

quintessentialquilting.com

Using the Square in a Square Technique, #32801

Using the Square in a Square Technique – #32801

Day: Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Jodi Barrows
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Jodi Barrows has revolutionized the quilting world with the Square in a Square, a new technique for rotary cutting and strip piecing that allows quilters to achieve perfect points with improved accuracy, simplicity of construction, and speed. With this system you never have to cut or sew a triangle unit. That’s because the system does it for you; the seam allowance is built into the ruler producing great speed and accuracy. The resulting blocks go together with great ease and lie very flat. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

squareinasquare.com

Wine Country Quilts Series Release Party and Trunk Show, #32814

Wine Country Quilts Series Release Party and Trunk Show – #32814

Day: Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Ann Hazelwood
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Join author Ann Hazelwood as she debuts her brand-new fiction series, Wine Country Quilts, complete with a marvellous trunk show of the red and white quilts that adorn the pages of her story. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your closest quilter friends as Ann treats you to beautiful quilts and the stories behind them. In “Wine Country,” it doesn’t matter if you prefer red or white; Ann’s quilts have both!

booksonthings.com

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