An Evening of Quilts with Sue Patten, #22203

An Evening of Quilts with Sue Patten – #22203

Day: Friday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35

 

 


Ever wonder what inspires your favorite quilters? Join Sue Patten for a fun and informative night that tracks her entire journey as a quilter. This trunk show features a wide range of quilts including hand quilting, domestic machine quilting, bed quilts, wallhangings, art quilts, and all of Sue’s award-winning show quilts. Sue will entertain you with humor and stories while sharing tips that you will be using for years to come.

suepattenquilts.com

Batik Magic – Quick and Easy Piecing, #27506

Batik Magic – Quick and Easy Piecing – #27506

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Beginner
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


You will enjoy making this eye-catching quilt, filled with beautiful batiks. The blocks are a breeze to make with Nancy’s quick and easy piecing techniques, including tips for sewing accurate blocks and choosing fabrics. This stash-busting quilt is perfect for fat quarters (18″ x 22″) or precut strips, and would look great in any two complimentary colors.

nancymahoney.com

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Brilliant Blocks, Bold Borders, and Stunning Sashings, #28504

Brilliant Blocks, Bold Borders, and Stunning Sashings – #28504

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All levels
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Get ready to tackle the quilt, the whole quilt, and every area of the quilt! This class will pull dozens of designs together and have you dancing freestyle around the quilt top. It will help you decide on where to place your three degrees of texture, help you with all your design choices for any style of block, and teach you how to make those borders rock, not roll. Let us never again fear those final instructions at the end of every pattern: “Quilt as desired.” After you complete this fast-paced, cover-it-all class, you will be able to freestyle your way through any quilt top that comes your way with confidence and skill.

suepattenquilts.com

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Calico Rose with Wool Appliqué, #23505

Calico Rose with Wool Appliqué – #23505

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Vicki McCarty
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Join Vicki as she teaches you a brand-new technique for hassle-free string quilting, then fuse your wool appliqué flowers and stitch them down by hand. We will then add beads for embellishments. Your finished project will be 41″ x 41″.

calicopatchdesigns.com

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Color Works – Piecing Large-Scale Prints, #27102

Color Works – Piecing Large-Scale Prints – #27102

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom B
Teacher: Kathy Doughty
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Discover your boundless potential as a quilter. COLOR WORKS is a vibrant quilt using large-scale, multi-colored prints. Kathy will help you master the art of mixing fabrics. The featured prints are shown off as hero fabrics by using low-key tonal prints for the background and stripes for the sashing. Learn to express yourself through creative, adventurous designs with Kathy’s expert guidance.

materialobsession.com.au

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Cozy Village: Learn Successful Raw-Edge Appliqué, #23104

Cozy Village: Learn Successful Raw-Edge Appliqué – #23104

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Independence AB
Teacher: Felicia Brenoe
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Join author, designer, and educator Felicia Brenoe and learn how to machine appliqué the block of your choice from Felicia’s charming quilt design, MY COZY VILLAGE. Felicia will teach you all the tricks of successful fused raw-edge appliqué. You will discuss thread tension, machine settings, planning for layered appliqué, and tricks and tips to make your appliqué look professional. By the end of class, you will have a whole new toolset at your fingertips and the confidence to tackle any raw-edge appliqué project.

feliciasworld.com

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Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Let’s Start at the Very Beginning, #29102

Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Let’s Start at the Very Beginning – #29102

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Conestoga AB
Teacher: Barb Vlack
Level: Beginner
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(No Kit Fee)

 


Become totally comfortable using the latest version of Electric Quilt software – EQ8 – in a friendly, encouraging, and creative environment. Combine blocks, borders, and virtual fabrics, turning your computer screen into a design wall. Use the latest fabrics, try exciting color combinations, and print blocks, patterns, and yardage quickly. Learn to draw original block designs. Envision your next quilt on screen, and learn how to print out all the patterns you need to make it. Beginners and users of earlier EQ versions are welcome!

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Feather Alternatives, #28505

Feather Alternatives – #28505

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All levels
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Not every quilt screams for feathers! This class has been brought back by popular demand and pulled out of retirement. (Of course, Sue has updated some of the designs and added new ones to the mix as her unique and innovative personality demanded.) This is a free-motion class filled with alternative designs to the “oh-so-tired” feather. With new spine ideas and the added touch of inside fillers, these designs can be used to wow traditional and cutting-edge quilters alike. Come discover a world of designs that will create movement and outstanding texture for all those quilts screaming for anything but feathers!

suepattenquilts.com

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How to Smash Your Stash, #22806

How to Smash Your Stash – #22806

Day: Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Kate Colleran
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 

 


This trunk show focuses on Kate’s quilts that use precuts, and includes tips and ideas on how to use precut patterns to work through your stash…even if you don’t have precuts. After all, as Kate likes to say, a precut quilt is often just a curated scrap quilt! Kate will share quilts from her book, Smash Your Precut Stash. She will also share her patterns and her journey as a quilt pattern designer. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

seamslikeadream.com 

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.)

customquiltsunlimited.com

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Open Thread Bar – How to Use Any and All Threads on Your Machine, #28104

Open Thread Bar – How to Use Any and All Threads on Your Machine – #28104

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hickory AB
Teacher: Cindy Needham
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


This is a must-have class for quilters of all levels. Join Cindy at the thread bar, where you will learn tips and tricks for using all types of threads in your free-motion quilting. Learn how to troubleshoot thread-related issues with your machine and how to easily change tension. The afternoon will be spent playing and machine quilting with Superior® Threads on provided practice panels and floral fabric panels. Everything you learn in class may be applied to threads from any manufacturer.

cindyneedham.com

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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!

seamslikeadream.com

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Tile Tango – Needleturn Appliqué, #23103

Tile Tango – Needleturn Appliqué – #23103

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(No Kit Fee)

 


Needleturn hand appliqué is both fun and relaxing, once you know how to do it! You will learn how to sew an invisible stitch in this class for all skill levels. Other skill-building techniques include curves, outer points, and much more. This class will leave you with the confidence to tackle any appliqué project.

pieceocake.com

 

Trunk Show with Lisa H. Calle: Where Her Trunk is Filled with Anything but Junk!, #22205

Trunk Show with Lisa H. Calle: Where Her Trunk is Filled with Anything but Junk! – #22205

Day: Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Lisa H. Calle
Level: All levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35

 

 


Come spend a little time with Lisa H. Calle, the BERNINA ambassador and award-winning quilter! With her humor and down-to-earth attitude, Lisa will take you through her journey of personal and professional quilting. She will illustrate how she has earned renowned success, from her initial piece using a ⅜” seam allowance to her recent quilt that won awards at the Houston International Quilt Festival. As you gain insight on Lisa’s amazing craft and her three-step “Divide and Design” method, any hesitation you have regarding your patience or talent for quilting will quickly disappear. If you doubt whether or not you can quilt with pride, Lisa will give you the confidence and knowledge needed to start. The world of quilting can be yours, too!

lisahcalle.com

Two-Block Wonders, #22805

Two-Block Wonders – #22805

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 

 


Unlock the mystery and double your quilting fun by placing two different blocks side-by-side to create extraordinary quilts. You will learn how every quilter can make unique quilts, regardless of skill level. Nancy has made over 70 two-block quilts, and she will share her tips for successfully pairing blocks to create dazzling quilts. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

nancymahoney.com 

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