Australian Aboriginal Fabric Dot Art, #22804

Australian Aboriginal Fabric Dot Art – #22804

Day: Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
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 visited several times. Over 30 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.

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Beginning Machine Quilting, #28103

Beginning Machine Quilting – #28103

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Independence AB
Teacher: Cindy Needham
Level: Beginner
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(No Kit Fee)

 


If you REALLY want to learn how to free-motion quilt, join Cindy for this fun, information-packed class, where you will leave with a solid foundational knowledge and rhythm to help you on your way to machine quilting. The entire morning will be spent learning about threads, batting, setting up your workspace, and more. The entire afternoon will be spent learning how to get your special “Humm-Purr” rhythm, which has proven to be the secret to beautiful quilting. Basic freeform feathering instruction will also be provided.

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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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Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Beyond Basics, #29101

Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Beyond Basics – #29101

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

 


Explore the treasure trove of the new EQ8 block, fabric, layout, embroidery, and photo libraries. Make your own fabric libraries from your scanned or downloaded fabrics. Create modern, free-form settings as well as intricate traditional designs. Try multiple border options. Practice drawing curved and straight lines while making blocks and appliqué shapes. Design quilts that will turn heads and open new pathways for your quiltmaking creativity. A working knowledge of EQ software basics is needed for this class.

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Exquisite Log Cabin Quilts, #27504

Exquisite Log Cabin Quilts – #27504

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Felicia Brenoe
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


In this fun and eye-opening class, you will join quilt book author, designer, and educator Felicia Brenoe and learn how to make accurate and exquisite Log Cabin blocks. Make 4-inch Log Cabin blocks fun and easy. In the world of quilting, small often means difficult, but under Felicia’s guidance you will learn how to use foundation paper piecing to make your Log Cabin blocks, with no quarter-inch seam allowances to worry about. By the end of the workshop, you will have mastered the principles of foundation paper piecing and come away with a new level of confidence as well as a few completed blocks.

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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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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″.

nancymahoney.com

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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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“Oh, My Bleeding Heart!” Lisa H. Calle’s Four-Year Quilt, #22807

“Oh, My Bleeding Heart!” Lisa H. Calle’s Four-Year Quilt – #22807

Day: Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Lisa H. Calle
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 

 


Do you have a project that has you tearing out your hair and questioning your talents, or even your ability to continue with the craft of quilting? You’re not alone! Lisa Calle has been right where you are, and she’s ready to tell you all about the trials and tribulations she endured while creating her “Four-Year Quilt.” Lisa is an award-winning quilter and a proud BERNINA ambassador, and she’s here to tell you that “Yes, even professionals struggle with certain pieces of work!” This lecture full of humor and real-life experiences will prove, once and for all, that EVERY quilter has at least one piece that has them saying, “Oh, my bleeding heart!”

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“Pattented” Tips and Tricks for the True Beginner, #28101

“Pattented” Tips and Tricks for the True Beginner – #28101

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All levels
Member: $220 Retail: $275
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


After years of longarm quilting, Sue has developed a few skills that she would like to share with beginners. Everyone will get their own longarm to work with for the whole day, so get ready for a fun-filled day of hands-on learning! This class begins by covering the basics: Sue will teach you about mounting and floating, squaring off a quilt so that it is square every time, and choosing the perfect thread, needles, and batting. Then, you will learn how to master free-motion quilting so that no matter what the project is, you’ll be saying, “No problem; I can quilt that!” You’ll learn about tension, texture, and balance while getting a full day’s experience on a longarm machine – no sharing required!

suepattenquilts.com

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Perfectly Pointy – Needleturn Appliqué, #23503

Perfectly Pointy – Needleturn Appliqué – #23503

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Now is the time to master your needleturn hand-appliquéd points! Come to class and learn the secrets to perfect points. This class focuses exclusively on inner and outer points, and you will leave with the confidence to tackle the points that you will find in any appliqué project.

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Practical Color Strategies – Learn Color and Value to Perfect Your Work, #25501

Practical Color Strategies – Learn Color and Value to Perfect Your Work – #25501

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(No Kit Fee)

 


Do you love color, but have trouble deciding which colors to use in your quilt? If that sounds familiar, then this is the class for you! You will try out new ideas and color combinations by cutting fabric and mocking up blocks in class, learning easy-to-understand strategies that will allow you to confidently choose colors for your quilts.

pieceocake.com

 

Scrap Quilts Trunk Show, #22202

Scrap Quilts Trunk Show – #22202

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

 

 


Looking for something to do with all the scraps you’ve collected in bags, baskets, and boxes? In this informal and light-hearted trunk show, Nancy will share more than 50 scrap quilts, including vintage quilts from her collection. Hear how her love of vintage quilts has influenced her approach to quiltmaking. Nancy will share tips for making stunning scrap quilts, all while expanding your thoughts about making these beautiful pieces.

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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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