All-Star Review, #STAR

All-Star Review – #STAR

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 104AB
Teacher: Various
Level: All Levels
Member: $24 Retail: $30


Join us for our ever-popular All-Star Review and learn techniques from this year’s instructors. Each instructor will give a 10-minute demonstration to all participants from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., meet the instructors and purchase their books, patterns, and tools. You can even get an autograph or two. A booklet with printed handouts is provided to each participant. This event always sells out fast, so hurry and get your tickets today!

quiltweek.com

Beautiful Herons: Fun and Easy Appliqué, #13102

Beautiful Herons: Fun and Easy Appliqué – #13102

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 204AB
Teacher: Kathy McNeil
Level: Beginner
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Pattern Fee)


Join award-winning quilt artist Kathy McNeil to construct a show-stopping heron quilt. Choose to fuse or turn under your edges with the new easy Apliquick® method. You will be amazed at how easy finished edges can be. Use multiple prints to add dimension, depth, and a realistic look. Your beautiful birds will be made as free objects that will be ready to place on the background scene or block at home. We will end with a discussion on how to finish your project.

kathymcneilquilts.com

 

 

Convergence Quilts 101: Creating Art Quilts Based on Tradition (First Offering), #17501

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Convergence Quilts 101: Creating Art Quilts Based on Tradition (First Offering) – #17501

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 102C
Teacher: Ricky Tims
Level: All Levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Learn the basics behind Ricky’s best-selling book, Convergence Quilts. This amazing method of creating art quilts is based on tradition but full of new potential! You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in this three-hour session. Convergence quilts are addictive, and this class will whet your appetite for doing variation after variation. Don’t miss your chance to learn hands-on with Ricky!

rickytims.com

 

Domestic Machine Quilting: The Basics and Beyond, #18104

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Domestic Machine Quilting: The Basics and Beyond – #18104

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 103A
Teacher: Cindy Seitz-Krug
Level: Beginner
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)


Don’t miss your chance to spend a day with Cindy Seitz-Krug, learning several of her basic machine quilting techniques. To start with, students will learn the basics of using a walking foot and the many designs that can be done with simple, straight lines. Then, you will spend quite a bit of time working on three different types of free-motion feathers. Lastly, Cindy will teach you her technique for background stippling. Many other things will be covered in this class, such as threads, needles, and batting. Plus, you will learn the “order of quilting” so that when you quilt your own quilts, you’ll know which type of quilting to do first, second, and so on. Let Cindy lead the way, and you’ll learn how to easily manage your large quilts on your home sewing machine!

quintessentialquilting.com

 

Fabric Painting: Discover Your Inner Artist, #15502

Fabric Painting: Discover Your Inner Artist – #15502

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 201AB
Teacher: Stephanie Brandenburg
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


When the artists from Frond Design Studios share their art techniques, paints, and brushes, wonderful things happen. Learning to unlock your explorative spirit can be one of the biggest roadblocks in your creative journey, and Stephanie is ready to help you find your creativity! You choose the design you want to embellish and choose what colors you would like to feature. Then you can either mount your project to the canvas provided and hang it on the wall or save it for use in a quilt or fiber art piece.

fronddesignstudios.com

 

 

Floral Welcome Banner in Wool, #13101

Floral Welcome Banner in Wool – #13101

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 203AB
Teacher: Lisa Bongean
Level: All Levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


This is a great project for all levels! Appliqué is made simpler using beautiful hand-dyed wools. The quilt, inspired by Lisa’s garden, is sure to find the perfect place in your home because it can be completed as a wallhanging, a pillow, a framed piece, or a small wall quilt. Lisa will share her tips and techniques to help you create many beautiful wool projects. This workshop comes with a warning: working with these beautiful wools will change your world as you once knew it! Finished quilt size: 11” x 21″.

primitivegatherings.us

 

 

Foundation Strip Piecing: Use Your Stash!, #17504

Foundation Strip Piecing: Use Your Stash! – #17504

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 103C
Teacher: Stephanie Brandenburg
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Spend the morning with Stephanie and learn how to turn scraps into art! Learn her unique method of foundation piecing while you make a beautiful and unique project out of Frond fabrics. You’ll leave with something you’re truly proud of and a technique you can take home to make your own stash-busting quilts!

fronddesignstudios.com

 

Fractured Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt: Fun With Improv, #17505

Fractured Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt: Fun With Improv – #17505

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 103C
Teacher: Carole Lyles Shaw
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)


Take the traditional Nine-Patch block and make it something brand new with Carole! The Disappearing Nine-Patch has become a popular block for modern quilts, and we will take it a few steps further. Class includes step-by-step instructions for several improvisational cutting and piecing techniques to completely “fracture” several Nine-Patch blocks. You’ll leave with unique and fun blocks that are easy to piece but look complex. Some cutting and sewing required before class.

carolelylesshaw.com

 

Free-Motion Warm Ups: Get Ready to Quilt!, #18501

Free-Motion Warm Ups: Get Ready to Quilt! – #18501

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 101C
Teacher: Nysha Oren Nelson
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Are you ready to get started with free-motion but not sure where to begin? Join Nysha and learn the best techniques to warm up your quilting skills! These methods will train your hands and eyes to be precise in your quilting and will give you the tools you need to start every free-motion quilting session! Even if you’re already an experienced quilter, these exercises will show you how to get the best out of your “quilting muscles” every time.

studioNysha.com

 

Friendship Spools: A Fun Fabric Exchange and Sewing Party, #17503

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Friendship Spools: A Fun Fabric Exchange and Sewing Party – #17503

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 103B
Teacher: Edyta Sitar
Level: All Levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Enjoy a fun fabric exchange with friends and create this wonderful quilt called Friendship Spools. You will have a great time exchanging fabric, sewing a fabric panel, and learning how to coordinate your scraps in this delightful class. It’s perfect for quilters at all levels of experience. You do not want to miss this fun afternoon with Edyta and some new quilting friends!

laundrybasketquilts.com

 

From the Ground Up: Longarm Quilting for Beginners, #18103

From the Ground Up: Longarm Quilting for Beginners – #18103

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 102AB
Teacher: Margaret Solomon Gunn
Level: Beginner
Member: $248 Retail: $310
(Plus Kit Fee)


Whether you are considering purchasing a longarm or are just ready to learn the basics, this class is for you. In a one-on-one environment, Margaret will guide students on fundamental aspects from loading a quilt to proper tensioning and safe ergonomics to keep your body healthy. You will learn interesting background designs appropriate to your level so you can quilt happily and creatively from the front side of the longarm. Class will start with simple motifs, adding features and new components to create complex-looking yet beginner-friendly designs. Then you’ll discuss using templates and a few simple custom features all beginners can do. This class is intended to leave students with the confidence they need to quilt on their own when they go home. Spend all day learning on your own machine with one of the top longarm quilters in the industry! One student per longarm machine.

mainelyquiltsoflove.com

 

Introduction to Contemporary Crazy Quilting, #16501

Introduction to Contemporary Crazy Quilting – #16501

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 201AB
Teacher: Pepper Cory
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Find your freedom with Pepper and create a beautiful crazy quilt! Using a stencil and backing block, hand stitch a crazy quilt block in modern shot cottons. Then, learn and practice the four basic embroidery stitches (chain, buttonhole, herringbone, and running stitch) to take your quilts to the next level. This class makes for a fun and comfortable portable project.

peppercory.com

 

 

Little Butterflies: An Appliquéd Mini Quilt, #13503

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Little Butterflies: An Appliquéd Mini Quilt – #13503

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 103B
Teacher: Edyta Sitar
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Spend an afternoon of fun and beauty with Edyta Sitar as you create this lovely butterfly quilt. Laser-cut appliqué pieces will give you a head start on completing a beautiful mini quilt with this fusible appliqué technique. With the right thread and needle and Edyta’s direction, you will walk out of this class with confidence in fusible appliqué and be ready for bigger projects!

laundrybasketquilts.com

 

Pink Pump Collage Quilt, #15101

Pink Pump Collage Quilt – #15101

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 202AB
Teacher: Laura Heine
Level: All Levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


Create this great pink pump collage quilt that will fit right into your sewing room! Laura will teach you all about fused appliqué collage in this fun and functional class. You will learn about color and value placement to get a dimensional look and leave with something you are truly proud of.

fiberworks-heine.com

 

 

Quilting Caveman Style: Improvisational Patchwork, #17502

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Quilting Caveman Style: Improvisational Patchwork – #17502

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 102C
Teacher: Ricky Tims
Level: All Levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70


In this fun and inspiring class, students will learn the tips and tricks behind the technique of working without templates, pattern-measuring, or quarter-inch seams. With Ricky’s help, you will explore many variations that will inspire you to come up with your own possibilities. Workmanship is not thrown away, but we will toss aside notions put upon us by the quilt police! Join Ricky for an afternoon of fun and freedom!

rickytims.com

 

Realistic Fabric Art Pictures, #12801

Realistic Fabric Art Pictures – #12801

Day: Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 104AB
Teacher: Bonnie Langenfeld
Level: All Levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


 Bonnie will show you how to use the principles of art to make fabric pictures look like realistic paintings or photographs. Learn about perspective, color hues and tones, line, and how to choose fabrics to fit these art elements. Bonnie will also introduce you to free-motion stitching to add details, depth, and interest. This presentation includes enough detail to keep students informed but not overwhelmed, and has humor thrown in to keep it light. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

landscapesinfabric.com

Simple Free-Motion Trees on Your Home Machine, #18502

Simple Free-Motion Trees on Your Home Machine – #18502

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 101C
Teacher: Bonnie Langenfeld
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Spend the afternoon with Bonnie and learn how to use free-motion stitching to create beautiful realistic trees. The key to realism is using multiple colors of thread, along with free-motion zigzag and straight stitching. You’ll learn how to create deciduous, evergreen, and palm trees to enhance your projects, then take home your samples for reference on your next free-motion quilting endeavor. You’ll even leave with notes right on the sample so you’re ready to tackle the next idea you have!

landscapesinfabric.com

 

The Art of Real Scrap Quilting, #12803

The Art of Real Scrap Quilting – #12803

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 104AB
Teacher: Pepper Cory
Level: All Levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


What defines a scrap quilt today? Are there any boundaries when making a scrap quilt? Join Pepper Cory for a discussion on the amazing world of scrap quilts. Listen to famous quiltmakers’ views on scrap quilts and see examples from Pepper’s personal collection. This is Pepper’s most popular lecture! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

peppercory.com

The Quilted Surface Comes Alive!, #12802

The Quilted Surface Comes Alive! – #12802

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: 104AB
Teacher: Nysha Oren Nelson
Level: All Levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


A quilt–three layers that are stitched together is a very broad description. Yet the stitching together of layers are a key component in the equation. We will explore the vast possibilities of the quilted surface; color, dimension, and expression. A visual romp crossing the boundaries of material, technique, and style is sure to inspire you. You’ve never seen quiltmaking like this! Nysha will open your eyes to a whole new world of possibilities in this fun and inspiring lecture. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

studionysha.com

 

VIP Quilt Tour, #TOUR

VIP Quilt Tour – #TOUR

Day: Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Show Entrance
Teacher: Liz Hammonds
Level: All Levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


 Be the first to see the winning quilts and get a special up-close tour with AQS Director of Education, Liz Hammonds. Enjoy an intimate tour of the Special Exhibits and learn where each quilt came from and the inspiration behind the artwork. You’ll get a chance to ask questions and get up-close photographs of the quilts before the crowds roll in! Don’t miss your chance to become a know-it-all about the quilts and be first to see the amazing quilts on display!

quiltweek.com

 

 

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