Boro-Style Appliqué, #23501

Boro-Style Appliqué – #23501

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Kathy Doughty
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


Borrowing stitching styles from other cultures adds texture and interest to our projects. This workshop is about using contemporary floral prints and Japanese Boro-style stitches to make a vase of flowers. Students will compose a floral arrangement and begin stitching it onto a background.

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Color Splash – Strip Piecing with Curves, #27503

Color Splash – Strip Piecing with Curves – #27503

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom B
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 appliqué techniques. Class begins with sewing strip blocks, and 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″.

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Finish Those Projects First! – Quilting on a Home Machine, #28506

Finish Those Projects First! – Quilting on a Home Machine – #28506

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Mary Smallegan
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Why start a new project when Mary can show you how to finish the ones you already have started? Mary loves to teach others how to quilt their quilts on a domestic sewing machine. In her class, she will give you the confidence to do it yourself. You don’t need to buy an expensive longarm machine or hire someone who has one to quilt your projects. Mary can teach you how to save money and experience the pride of quilting your projects yourself.

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Fun with Braids – Create a “Goof-Proof” Braided Table Runner, #27509

Fun with Braids – Create a “Goof-Proof” Braided Table Runner – #27509

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hickory AB
Teacher: Kate Colleran
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Learn to cut and sew Kate’s goof-proof braid method with her Braid Template while making this fun and easy table runner. The runner is a great pattern for using up some of your scrap strips! The braid is a creative technique to add to your quilting toolbox. You will be amazed at how many uses these braids have.

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Fun with Leftovers! – Sew a Funky Table Runner, #27502

Fun with Leftovers! – Sew a Funky Table Runner – #27502

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Independence AB
Teacher: Kate Colleran
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Learn to sew parallelogram shapes into this fun and funky table runner! Cutting the shapes is easy with Kate’s Braid Template. Kate will cover tips for working with bias edges and how to change the size to suit your table. Works with your leftover strips or your favorite fabric collection.

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Granny’s Big Block Stars: Piecing a Traditional Beauty, #27511

Granny’s Big Block Stars: Piecing a Traditional Beauty – #27511

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom B
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


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 will make a spectacular, eye-catching quilt. Finished quilt size: 76” x 94″.

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Machine Quilting on Your Home Machine (First Offering), #28503

Machine Quilting on Your Home Machine (First Offering) – #28503

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Independence AB
Teacher: Mary Smallegan
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Learn how to free-motion machine quilt on a regular home domestic machine. Mary will share all you need to know about the basics of machine quilting. She will cover setup, skills, and making the right choices. Soon you’ll be quilting large quilts with ease! (Note: this is the same as #28509 on Friday.)

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Machine Quilting on Your Home Machine (Second Offering), #28509

Machine Quilting on Your Home Machine (Second Offering) – #28509

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Mary Smallegan
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Learn how to free-motion machine quilt on a regular home domestic machine. Mary will share all you need to know about the basics of machine quilting. She will cover setup, skills, and making the right choices. Soon you’ll be quilting large quilts with ease! (Note: this is the same as #28503 on Wednesday.)

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Modern Wedge – Use Your Stash!, #27104

Modern Wedge – Use Your Stash! – #27104

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Kathy Doughty
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Kathy’s Modern Wedge workshop will reveal how a very versatile tool can be used to make quilts with your stash fabrics! The workshop starts with a discussion on using contemporary fabrics and how to create an interesting, unique mix. Kathy will then show you how to cut and sew with a wedge ruler, and will demonstrate its many applications, supported by lots of different samples. From there, you will assemble a block, using the wedge ruler and any of the possible projects. There are lots of samples to choose from, or you can design your own block. Everyone always loves seeing what others in the class create.

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Organic Hand Quilting, #28507

Organic Hand Quilting – #28507

Day: Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Kathy Doughty
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


Hand quilting is a beautiful process for finishing a project. In this class, we will practice the art of hand quilting on a small project using organic lines and Perle #8 threads. Everyone is welcome, no matter what experience you have with hand quilting. This technique is simple and addictive!

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Pack-It-Up Pouch: Fun and Function with Cork, #27505

Pack-It-Up Pouch: Fun and Function with Cork – #27505

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Kate Colleran
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Cork fabric is fun and easy to work with. Learn to use cork and to cut braid shapes with Kate’s Mini Braid Template. Kate will teach a simple method to add zippers, and you will leave with a cute and functional bag. You can even use your bag to hold those little quilty items you pick up at the show!

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Sweet Beets: Piece and Quilt a Vibrant Bed Scarf, #27103

Sweet Beets: Piece and Quilt a Vibrant Bed Scarf – #27103

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hickory AB
Teacher: Kate Colleran
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


A bed scarf is a creative way to dress up your bed without having to make a whole quilt. Have fun with half-square triangles and vibrant repeating spirals while making this queen-size bed scarf. Get tips on piecing and different ways to keep that good ¼” seam allowance. Wondering where the name comes from? The design was inspired by Kate’s daughter and her love of chioggia beets! Kate even includes a recipe in the pattern!

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Whirlybird Block – A Fun, Wonky Pieced Quilt!, #27501

Whirlybird Block – A Fun, Wonky Pieced Quilt! – #27501

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Kate Colleran
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Learn a quick and easy block that will use up those leftover strips and squares. You can choose to make your blocks scrappy or more organized. Grab your favorite leftover strips, or fat eighths (9” x 22”) of your favorite collection, and let’s make some wonky blocks! Get tips on piecing and ideas on different ways to keep that good ¼” seam allowance.

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