Accidental Designer, #22802

Accidental Designer – #22802

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Kathy Doughty
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Despite growing up in Amish country, Kathy did not find patchwork until after migrating to Australia, becoming a mother, and realizing she needed something to do with her hands! In 2003, she found herself the owner of a patchwork and quilting shop. Material Obsession was born out of a need to create, and Kathy is proud to say that it is a place where creative people come to get busy. The experience of working with quilters in the shop has given her great gifts, both personally and as a designer who loves to share. Since opening the shop, Kathy has become an experienced designer of quilts, written five books, become a fabric designer for FreeSpirit, and she has loved every minute of it. Come hear all about Kathy’s journey! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

materialobsession.com.au

All-Star Review, #22201

All-Star Review – #22201

Day: Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
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 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. After 7:30 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

Blooming Feathered Star, #27101

Blooming Feathered Star – #27101

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hickory AB
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Intermediate
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(No Kit Fee)

 


This Feathered Star quilt sparkles with traditional charm. Nancy walks students through step-by-step instructions, with rotary cutting and piecing techniques for making accurate triangle squares. Her methods make short work of this tricky-looking block. This is an ideal class for anyone who wants to improve their piecing skills.

nancymahoney.com

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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.

materialobsession.com.au

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Bread and Butter: Beginning Longarming, #22801

Bread and Butter: Beginning Longarming – #22801

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Dusty Farrell
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 

 


This lecture is packed full of everyday, real-life quilting designs. Dusty shares all his creative shortcuts to help you perfect easy, unique quilting designs. You are sure to love these designs and come back to them time and time again. You will learn 10+ designs based on two very easy free-motion patterns that will enhance even the simplest of quilts. These innovative designs can add just the right intensity of texture and movement to every quilt top that comes your way. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

cscountrystitchin.com 

Butterfly Forest Appliqué, #23101

Butterfly Forest Appliqué – #23101

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

 


Join author, designer, and educator Felicia Brenoe for a fun day of butterfly appliqué! In this class, you will increase your mastery of fused raw-edge appliqué as you create a block from Felicia’s book, The Quiltmaker’s Butterfly Forest. Felicia will share tips and techniques for constructing your blocks and getting neat appliqué stitches on the machine. You will use precut appliqué shapes to create the blocks, and you will finish one or more 18″ blocks that you can incorporate into a larger quilt or turn into a pillow or wallhanging.

feliciasworld.com

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Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Fun with Photos, #29501

Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Fun with Photos – #29501

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Conestoga AB
Teacher: Barb Vlack
Level: Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


Imagine planning quilts that incorporate photographs or scanned images right on your computer. In this class, Barb will cover the new EQ8’s powerful graphics and photo editing tools. Learn how scanned pictures or digital camera photos can be incorporated into your block and quilt designs. Use your photo as is, or transform it in numerous fun ways to become a part of your fiber art. The class will also address topics of special interest to students who want to learn more about EQ8.

quiltingimages.com

 

Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Quick Start, #29502

Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Quick Start – #29502

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Conestoga AB
Teacher: Barb Vlack
Level: Beginner
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


Barb will introduce you to 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. Beginners and users of earlier EQ versions are welcome!

quiltingimages.com

 

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.

seamslikeadream.com

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Heirloom Feathers and Backgrounds on a Home Machine, #28102

Heirloom Feathers and Backgrounds on a Home Machine – #28102

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

 


Beautiful quilts are all about the details! In this very popular workshop, you will learn how to create beautiful heirloom feathers and detailed backgrounds. You are encouraged to take Cindy’s lessons and run with them—make these designs your own! You will create a sampler of designs on provided Cherrywood fabrics, sandwiched with Hobbs Tuscany wool batting and using Superior® Threads. Topstitch needles are also provided.

cindyneedham.com

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Jamestown House Wool Appliqué, #23102

Jamestown House Wool Appliqué – #23102

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

 


Come to class and have fun appliquéing this cute wool house. Learn how to make templates and a placement overlay, plus how to fuse or glue and stitch your wool appliqué shapes. The pattern for the small quilt is included in the class. You can make it as a stand-alone project or add it to the larger quilt from Becky’s book, Wool Appliqué The Piece O’ Cake Way.

pieceocake.com

 

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.)

customquiltsunlimited.com

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Mastering the Art of Ruler Work, #28501

Mastering the Art of Ruler Work – #28501

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

 


This class will introduce you to ruler work. We will use a wide range of different rulers, including the new Path Easy, which allows you to do edge-to-edge quilting from the front of your machine and on your sit-down longarm. You will learn which ruler works best for the design and area of the quilt you are tackling, and Sue will share all her tips and tricks on using rulers safely and accurately. If you have ever wondered if rulers are the right tool for your style of quilting, then this is the class for you. Come join this class as we explore and learn to master the art of ruler work.

suepattenquilts.com

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Quick Grid and Go, #28502

Quick Grid and Go – #28502

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

 


This class is based on one grid, one travel path and dozens of possible designs. We’ll start off with a basic travel path and a simple, everyday Orange Peel quilt design, then transform the path and design to create quick, easy, unique designs that will look great on every style of quilt top. This is the perfect class for all levels of quilters. Come see how stunning and easy your next quilt can be, with nothing more than a grid stencil, a pounce pad, and an endless number of quick and easy quilting designs. Stencils and pounce pad will be supplied for students’ use during class.

suepattenquilts.com

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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.

seamslikeadream.com

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