Chip Off the Block: The Trick to Making Large Quilts on Your Home Machine, #38518

Chip Off the Block: The Trick to Making Large Quilts on Your Home Machine – #38518

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Stacy Michell
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


When Stacy was making her quilt HONOLULU HURRICANES, she found a secret technique hidden in a Hawaiian appliqué block, like a pearl in an oyster. Just like the classic pearl, this technique is versatile enough to fit with many styles of quilts, not just Hawaiian. This technique will allow you to join prequilted sections together on a standard home machine with ease. You will find some balance between a whacked and slashed quilt, finished in a day with a signature stitch from the local longarm quilter, and a never-finished quilt of your dreams sitting dusty in a hand-quilting frame. Breaking it down into manageable parts is the key! You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish on your home machine with this brilliant technique.
shadestextiles.co

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Domestic Machine Quilting With Rulers, #38507

Domestic Machine Quilting With Rulers – #38507

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Gina Perkes-Tidwell
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Join Gina and discover how to free-motion quilt using a variety of ruler templates. You will come away with fundamental techniques that will lead to successful quilting with rulers. This class will give you a firm introduction to the world of rulerwork, and you can use these techniques again and again! You’ll learn a wide variety of designs in this creative and stress-free class!
thecopperneedle.com

 

Fabulous Feathers and Fillers: Machine Quilting Techniques, #38108t

Fabulous Feathers and Fillers: Machine Quilting Techniques – #38108t

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Sue Nickels
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


In this workshop, explore the beautiful world of feathers using examples from Sue’s book Fabulous Feathers and Fillers. Sue has used the feather design successfully on many of her award-winning quilts. The feather is the ideal design for free-motion quilting on the home sewing machine, and it’s easier than you think. Learn techniques to stitch your feathers successfully on practice squares provided by Sue. She’ll also teach you fillers to complement your designs. Fall in love with feathers and fillers!
sue-nickels.com

 

Finishing Finesse: Binding, Facing, and More, #38119f

Finishing Finesse: Binding, Facing, and More – #38119f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Scott Murkin
Level: All Levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110

 


With the many different styles of quilts being constructed by today’s quiltmakers, it only makes sense to have an arsenal of finishing techniques at your disposal. Learn how to select the best edge technique to make your creation sparkle and last for a lifetime, as well as tips and techniques to take the stress out. Traditional double-fold binding will be covered, along with facings, binding done all by machine, irregular edges, and all kinds of piping and other inserts. This is the class you need to take your quilts to the next level. Every quilt needs a finish – why not make it great?
scottmurkin.com

 

Follow the Ruler: Rulerwork on Your Domestic Machine (First Offering), #38503

Follow the Ruler: Rulerwork on Your Domestic Machine (First Offering) – #38503

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Sue Nickels
Level: All Levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Sue Nickels and explore rulerwork for the home sewing machine. Play with the BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot and rulers to achieve curves and straight lines. You’ll start with some basic concepts and then continue with lots of interesting ideas for using rulers. Join in the fun of using rulers for creative ways to quilt your quilt tops. Sue will even show you how to incorporate free-motion fillers to add interest to your ruler work. Come find out what all the fuss is about!
Sue-Nickels.com

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Follow the Ruler: Rulerwork on Your Domestic Machine (Second Offering), #38525

Follow the Ruler: Rulerwork on Your Domestic Machine (Second Offering) – #38525

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Sue Nickels
Level: All Levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Sue Nickels and explore rulerwork for the home sewing machine. Play with the BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot and rulers to achieve curves and straight lines. You’ll start with some basic concepts and then continue with lots of interesting ideas for using rulers. Join in the fun of using rulers for creative ways to quilt your quilt top. Sue will even show you ways to incorporate free-motion fillers to add interest to your rulerwork. Come find out what all the fuss is about!
Sue-Nickels.com

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Free-Motion Quilting Without Marking, #38116t

Free-Motion Quilting Without Marking – #38116t

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Robbi Joy Eklow
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $88 Retail: $110

 


Robbi has only one rule about free-motion quilting: the lines should be smooth. They can cross and they can wiggle, but they should be smooth. The key to smooth quilting is to relax and express yourself. If you can doodle, you can do artful free-motion quilting. This is a great class if you’ve been fearful of free-motion quilting, if you need a bit of help getting started, or if you just want to learn some new tricks! Skills learned here can be used on both sit-down and longarm machines. Don’t miss your chance to conquer free-motion!
robbieklow.com

 

Introduction to Domestic Machine Quilting (2-Day Class), #38201

Introduction to Domestic Machine Quilting (2-Day Class) – #38201

Day: Monday, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Scott Murkin
Level: Beginner
Member: $200 Retail: $244

 


Learn how to get those quilt tops off the shelves and onto your beds and walls. Machine quilting can be fun, efficient, and attractive after you learn the tips and techniques to make it go smoothly. This class will cover materials and tools, straight-line quilting and free-motion techniques, and strategies for handling and quilting larger quilts on a home sewing machine. Day one will cover set-up and fundamentals like loading your quilt and warming up your body for quilting basic designs. The second day covers deciding what to quilt where, developing a detailed quilting plan, and building a vocabulary of machine quilting movements and designs. You’ll leave this two-day workshop with the confidence to quilt on your machine at home! Lunch is provided each day.
scottmurkin.com

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Machine Quilting Without Marking, #38102w

Machine Quilting Without Marking – #38102w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Scott Murkin
Level: All Levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110

 


Are you ready to take your machine quilting to the next level but hate marking quilt tops? Learn how to increase your productivity and creativity by quilting your tops without the hassle of marking them first. Covering straight-line and free-motion techniques, this class will leave you with plenty of samples for future reference. Some experience with free-motion machine quilting is helpful, but not necessary.
scottmurkin.com

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Machine Quilting: The Basics, #38117f

Machine Quilting: The Basics – #38117f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Sue Nickels
Level: Beginner
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


In this basic workshop, students will learn many techniques needed to master machine quilting. Sue starts with a discussion on machine quilting supplies, including thread, needles, and notions. Next, students will practice the basic techniques of straight-line and free-motion machine quilting on small quilt packages. After teaching the skills to feel confident with these techniques, Sue will show a short PowerPoint to solidify your knowledge. With Sue’s patient guidance, learn all the basic skills needed to master machine quilting on your home sewing machine.
Sue-Nickels.com

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Quilting on Your Home Machine With Westalee Design Templates (First Offering), #38504

Quilting on Your Home Machine With Westalee Design Templates (First Offering) – #38504

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Donelle McAdams
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Donelle for a fun and enlightening hands-on learning experience with Westalee Design Templates. You’ll love getting up close with template quilting on the home machine. This class is for beginners so there is no free-motion experience required! Don’t miss your chance to dive in to template quilting first-hand and find out why quilting with templates is all the rage!
sewsteady.com

 

Quilting on Your Home Machine With Westalee Design Templates (Second Offering), #38520

Quilting on Your Home Machine With Westalee Design Templates (Second Offering) – #38520

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Donelle McAdams
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Donelle for a fun and enlightening hands-on learning experience with Westalee Design Templates. You’ll love getting up close with template quilting on the home machine. This class is for beginners so there is no free-motion experience required! Don’t miss your chance to dive in to template quilting first-hand and find out why quilting with templates is all the rage!
sewsteady.com

 

Sew You’re in a Bind: No-Fear Binding Techniques, #38526

Sew You’re in a Bind: No-Fear Binding Techniques – #38526

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Pam Bocko
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


You’ve almost finished your quilting project; all it needs is to have the binding applied, and there it sits, because applying binding can be intimidating. This class will alleviate these fears and take you through the initial steps of calculating how wide to make your quilt binding, all the way through the final step of sewing it in place on your quilt! You’ll learn cutting, binding prep, mitering corners, and joining beginning and ending binding. This is a technique class, so you’ll make samples to use for future reference. In no time, you’ll be a master at binding, and all those UFOs will be things of the past!
piecefuldesigns.com

 

The Fundamentals of Free-Motion Quilting on the Home Machine, #38509

The Fundamentals of Free-Motion Quilting on the Home Machine – #38509

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Gina Perkes-Tidwell
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Discover the fundamentals of free-motion quilting using your domestic sewing machine. This class is filled with techniques and exercises which will help you gain the confidence and skills needed to embark on your quilting journey. In addition to learning many beautiful foundational designs that you can build on as you improve, you will learn about selecting threads, adjusting tension, ergonomics, practice exercises, and much more! This class is taught in an encouraging, stress-free environment.
thecopperneedle.com

 

 

Westalee Design Templates: Beyond the Basics, #38510

Westalee Design Templates: Beyond the Basics – #38510

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Donelle McAdams
Level: Beginner
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Donelle McAdams for an evening of hands-on machine quilting with Westalee Design Templates. This class is designed to take you beyond the basics of template quilting. You’ll learn how to use the Starter Set and Sampler Set 1 to design hearts, feathers, borders, and more to take your quilting to the next level. This is your chance to try template quilting without investing in brand-new equipment. Don’t miss this fun and information-packed class!
sewbizmarion.com

 

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