2-for-1 Hula Lessons, #33502

2-for-1 Hula Lessons – #33502

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Stacy Michell
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


The Hawaiian-style quilt has finally become a machine appliqué project! In this class, you will learn how to trace, cut, and fuse a Hawaiian design. This kind of design is unique because it is folded and cut like a paper snowflake. Additionally, Stacy will show you how to cut it so carefully that you get two blocks from one piece of fabric! In this class, we use special hand-dyed fabric called Hula Hoops. The radiant design of the cloth blends right in with the Hawaiian style, making the blocks even more exciting!

shadestextiles.co

 

An Evening with Ricky Tims, RICKY

An Evening with Ricky Tims – RICKY

Day: Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, KY 42003
Teacher: Ricky Tims
Level: All levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35

 


Although this is billed as a concert, A Night with Ricky Tims at the Carson Center is so much more. Ricky is an award-winning quilter, pianist, and storyteller extraordinaire. Experience an evening of music, laughter, and inspiration that will keep you spellbound and entertained. You’ll leave with a head full of memories and a heart full of inspiration. Even if you’ve experienced Ricky’s concerts before, be sure to come again and expect the unexpected.

rickytims.com

Appliqué Stitch Lab: Tricks and Stitches for Machine Appliqué, #33505

Appliqué Stitch Lab: Tricks and Stitches for Machine Appliqué – #33505

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Linda Sullivan
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Boost your appliqué IQ! Loaded with super-practical tips and tricks, this workshop is a great class for learning or brushing up on easy machine appliqué. While making the Splendor appliquéd wallhanging, students will learn a variety of different methods to prepare their shapes for raw-edge and turned-edge machine appliqué, as well as to perfect their own “unique appliqué stitch” during class. Along the way, you’ll also learn how to use a variety of fun decorative stitches to texturize their appliqués and gain the confidence you need to appliqué the day away!

colourwerx.com

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Australian Aboriginal Fabric Dot Art, #32809

Australian Aboriginal Fabric Dot Art – #32809

Day: Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
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 recently visited several times. Many 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.

quilt-appraiser.com

Beginning Rulerwork on Your Domestic Machine, #38510

Beginning Rulerwork on Your Domestic Machine – #38510

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Margy Merle
Level: Beginner
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Materials Fee)

 


Learn the basics of Westalee ruler feet and rulers, including setup, marking, and quilting with rulers using the 12″ arc. You’ll be amazed by the places your quilting can go using only your domestic machine and a ruler or two! This is the trick you’ve been waiting for; it will get you quilting fast, no matter your experience level!

redthreadstudio.com

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Bunches of Blooms by Machine, #33506

Bunches of Blooms by Machine – #33506

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Jill Finley
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Learn machine appliqué with beautiful results. Jill will show you how to achieve no raw edges, turned seam allowances, and the look of hand appiqué. We will work on a small wallhanging with an appliquéd center and pieced border.

jillilystudio.com

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Certified Appraisers’ Practices and Procedures, #34102

Certified Appraisers’ Practices and Procedures – #34102

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum S1 and S2, 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001
Teacher: Carol Butzke, Carol Elmore, Gerald Roy
Level: Must be an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(No Kit Fee)

 


This class (seminar format) is designed to provide a forum for AQS Certified Appraisers to gather, discuss, and stay current with up-to-date information regarding those issues affecting all appraisal situations, standards, and performance. Relevant topics will be introduced for discussion allowing appraisers to share personal experiences with regards to current values, trends, styles, and techniques. Enrollment in the class is STRICTLY limited to AQS Certified Appraisers.

 

Color, Texture, and Translucency for Fiber Collage, #35103

Color, Texture, and Translucency for Fiber Collage – #35103

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Paducah School of Art and Design, 905 Harrison Street, Paducah, KY 42001
Teacher: Lynn Koolish
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Materials Fee)

 


In this class, students will paint a variety of translucent surfaces and fibers, including silk, Lutradur, Spunbond, and Mul•Tex. You’ll then learn how to layer them to blend colors and create a fiber collage. Materials fee includes surfaces and fiber materials for class, plus paints, inks, and other art supplies to use in class. This is a technique you can use again and again and a touch that will take your quilts to new levels! Wear old clothes and/or bring an apron. See samples here and here.

lynnkoolish.com

 

Cut with Templates, Piece by Hand, Forget the Paper!, #37514

Cut with Templates, Piece by Hand, Forget the Paper! – #37514

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Marti Michell
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Materials Fee)

 


Try your hand at rotary cutting and hand piecing curved seam projects like Apple Core, Drunkard’s Path, Sunburst, and Winding Ways. Marti will supply templates for use in class. She will demonstrate rotary cutting and hand piecing for all of the shapes, show you a great way to do reverse appliqué on the Sunburst, and share good tricks to combine hand and machine piecing. She will also show you a very short (less than 2″) hand piecing trick for simplifying the Double Wedding Ring!

frommarti.com

 

EQ8 Quilt Layers and Layouts: Electric Quilt 8, #39103

EQ8 Quilt Layers and Layouts: Electric Quilt 8 – #39103

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Barbara Vlack
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(No Kit Fee)

 


Are you ready to design quilts with blocks of different sizes and shapes? EQ8 make this easier than ever and Barb is ready to show you how. You will learn tricks for setting blocks accurately in Custom Set; creating new layouts to save in your personal library for future use; designing quilts with irregular shapes and edges; printing patterns; estimating yardage; and designing with appliqué and block motifs, as well as quilting stencils. Don’t miss your chance to get creative with your own personal guide to Electric Quilt 8.

barbvlack.com

 

Functional Fills, #38509

Functional Fills – #38509

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Karen Marchetti
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Fills are fantastic, fun, and functional, too! Whether filling oodles of empty space or accentuating beautiful appliqué, fills are a very necessary part of quilting. In class, Karen will share many of her favorite background fills, including her signature fan fill, as well as combining fills for maximum effect. She will also discuss density and scale of various designs and when to know which to use.

creativelongarmquilting.com

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Grand Illusion: On-Point Piecing and Simple Sashings, #37113

Grand Illusion: On-Point Piecing and Simple Sashings – #37113

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Deb Tucker
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Tricky quilt? Deb thinks not! This amazing quilt is made up of blocks and sashing in such a way that it looks like the blocks are set on point. You’ll use Studio 180 Design’s Tucker Trimmer I and Square Squared tools to create this simple yet complex-looking quilt. In class, students can expect to finish one block sample, one or two sashing samples, and a border section. Once you discover the benefits of oversizing and trimming down with Deb’s tools, you will wonder how you ever made a quilt without them!

deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com

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Jelly Roll Star Quilt in a Day, #37107

Jelly Roll Star Quilt in a Day – #37107

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Carolyn Forster
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Join Carolyn for a fun and fulfilling class and go home with a 70″ x 70″ quilt. You choose an Ohio or Sawtooth Star setting as your quilt progresses. This project is based on an antique Amish quilt, but is made for today’s quilter. You’ll be amazed by what you can create in a day with your cute and colorful precuts!

carolynforster.co.uk

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Jenn’s Journey: A Modern Snail’s Trail, #37108

Jenn’s Journey: A Modern Snail’s Trail – #37108

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Michelle Hiatt
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Michelle designed this modern play on the Snail’s Trail quilt layout in honor of a longtime friendship; both Michelle and Jenn love the positive and negative aspects of this design. Michelle mixes the traditional Snail’s Trail with elements from the Storm at Sea setting. Her design makes excellent use of those yard fabric cuts you have been collecting. It comes together effortlessly using Studio 180 Design’s Diamond Rects and Large Square Squared. You will complete this journey with ease. Yes, you read correctly; a Snail’s Trail block without paper piecing!

sewonthego.net

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Joseph’s Coat: Piecing Curves with Scraps, #37518

Joseph’s Coat: Piecing Curves with Scraps – #37518

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Pat Yamin
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


If you have been looking for your next piecing challenge and want to have fun using up your scraps, join Pat Yamin for this especially creative workshop. Learn easy methods of sewing convex and concave curves. You can machine piece using a variety of scrap fabrics in light, medium, and dark shades, or you can use only three colors of fabric to create an interlocking pattern. Pat will give you hints and show you techniques for making your intersections meet and your blocks lay flat. This traditional pattern is a true classic that will greatly enhance your quilt collection.

comequiltwithme.com

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Longarm Quilting for the Beginner, #38105

Longarm Quilting for the Beginner – #38105

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Amanda Leins
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $220 Retail: $275
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Don’t miss your chance to spend all day on your own longarm machine! In this class, students will learn the basic skills necessary to get started with longarm quilting. In the first half, Amanda will teach tips and tricks for loading your quilt, getting the right thread tension, and conquering stitch-in-the-ditch. Students will then practice how to stabilize a block and transition from ruler work to free-motion quilting, all while getting a full day’s practice on their very own longarm machine. This is your chance to start at the very beginning with no pressure and plenty of fun, no sharing required.

mandalei.com

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Machine Thread Drawing to Enchance Your Quilt, #36503

Machine Thread Drawing to Enchance Your Quilt – #36503

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Grace Errea
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Come relax and play for a few hours! Many quilters are intimidated by creative threadwork, but you can learn create beautiful thread art in a relaxed and fun environment. Threadwork enhances your quilt in a way that no other technique can. It can stand alone or be the final touch to quilts, clothing, home decorating, and greeting cards. In this class you will learn, practice, and enhance your free-motion quilting skills. First, students will warm up by free-motion quilting a number of very easy patterns that can be used for background quilting. You will also learn how to sign your name on your quilt by using the sewing machine as a writing tool. You will then make one or more simple drawings on a muslin sandwich, then proceed to draw the simple picture with your sewing machine using thread. This technique requires minimum effort and practice; you can execute it even if you do not feel comfortable with free-motion quilting. In fact, you will be comfortable with thread drawing by the end of the session. You will review and practice free-motion and discuss threads used in the process.

amazingquiltsbygrace.com

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Make Mine Modern: Showcasing Large-Scale Prints, #37110

Make Mine Modern: Showcasing Large-Scale Prints – #37110

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Heather Givans
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(No Kit Fee)

 


Make Mine Modern showcases your favorite prints in this Succulent Garden quilt. Building oversized hexagons couldn’t be any more rewarding. This class allows students to transform modern fabrics with large-scale prints into unique blocks, enabling them to make sense out of chaos when combining large-patterned fabrics. In this six-hour session, you will map your quilt with Heather’s handy planning guide and begin piecing your way toward your very own Succulent Garden. This is great for those who love the traditional look of hexagons and are ready to take their quilts to the next level.

crimsontate.com

 

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New York Beauty: Quick-Strip Paper Piecing, #37109

New York Beauty: Quick-Strip Paper Piecing – #37109

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Peggy Martin
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Have you ever wanted to try the New York Beauty but without all the fuss? Peggy has streamlined this classic block with Quick-Strip Paper Piecing, an assembly-line strip method where you will piece four blocks at the same time on fabric strips. Hate sewing curved seams? Alternative methods for achieving a perfect curved seam will be presented, making this block easy for all quilting levels. Don’t miss your chance to learn Peggy’s Quick-Strip technique and leave with a New York Beauty of your own.

peggymartinquilts.com

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Over the Rainbow with Calico Cats: Using Tsukineko® Inks, #35505

Over the Rainbow with Calico Cats: Using Tsukineko® Inks – #35505

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Joyce Teng
Level: Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


Join Joyce as she leads you on a whimsical journey through unique ways to use inks and stencils. You will be using brilliant colors of Tsukineko Inks and a variety of TSC Designs stencils in this creative, hands-on workshop. The color blending and shading methods shared during class will allow you to produce dramatic layered stencil effects and soft rainbow color gradients. This fun class will stimulate your imagination and expand your ability to create beautiful surface designs. You will be surprised by how easy it is to use these inks, tools, and techniques to enhance your fiber art. Completion of Fabric Inking 101 or some previous inking experience is helpful for this class.

teacherstamp.com

 

Quilted Garments You Can Actually Wear (Lecture/Demo), #39551

Quilted Garments You Can Actually Wear (Lecture/Demo) – #39551

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Kris Vierra
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


Too often, quilted garments look dated and stiff, and uncomfortable to wear. Learn how to size a pattern, place your design, and finish garments that are stylish and comfortable to wear. Additional topics include quilting on a variety of fabrics (including, but not limited to leather, microsuede, and silk); how to add the right batting; and which methods work best for construction. This is a lecture/demo class.

quilterontherun.com
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Secrets for Successful Fabric Selection, #32810

Secrets for Successful Fabric Selection – #32810

Day: Friday, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Alex Anderson
Level: All levels
Member: $24 Retail: $30

 


Everyone loves a trip to the quilt shop, but choosing just the right fabrics can be challenging. Join Alex on a virtual fabric shopping spree as she shares her secrets for smart, successful fabric selection. Whether seeking the perfect combo for a special quilt or simply shopping to enrich your stash, you’ll collect tons of tips for making your next project sing! Alex will share great ideas for working with your current stash as well. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

alexandersonquilts.com

Shades of Blue: Depicting Contemporary Life with the Material of Our Time, #32812

Shades of Blue: Depicting Contemporary Life with the Material of Our Time – #32812

Day: Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Ian Berry
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Ian Berry has been labeled one of the “top artists under 30 in the world” and has shown his incredible art around the globe. He joins us in Paducah all the way from London! Learn about his work, his methods, and what inspires him about denim. Ian has transcended the art world through his work depicting life through denim, which itself is a lived-in medium. Don’t miss your chance to spend an hour with this incredible artist!

ianberry.org

StarBuilder Sensations: Creating Kaleidoscopes, #35507

StarBuilder Sensations: Creating Kaleidoscopes – #35507

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Laura Murray
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Create no-sew kaleidoscope designs stars with Paintstiks, StarBuilder stamps, and fusible web. Learn a breakthrough method which puts amazing images within the reach of everyday quilters and sewers. Students will enjoy using of Laura’s paints and stamps while learning simple techniques that bring the WOW factor to stars, flowers, borders, and other decorative images for use in quilts, garments, and home decor projects.

lauramurraydesigns.com

 

Starting a Successful Longarm Business (Lecture/Demo), #34502

Starting a Successful Longarm Business (Lecture/Demo) – #34502

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Kris Vierra
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


Ready to start taking customer quilts, but not sure where to begin? This class will answer your burning questions about running a longarm business, including startup, pricing, scheduling, getting and keeping customers, and much more. Kris has run a successful longarm business for over 10 years, and she is ready to pass on her secrets for success to you. Don’t miss this fun and informative lecture/demo class!

quilterontherun.com
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The Creative Process: Design an Original Quilt with Karen, #35506

The Creative Process: Design an Original Quilt with Karen – #35506

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Karen Marchetti
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


We’ll start with a blank piece of paper, and by the end of class, you will have designed your very own original quilt! Yes, it really is that easy. With just a little guidance and some creativity, you’ll soon be on your way to designing many original quilts. This process can be used to create both appliqué and wholecloth designs. Karen will share information on the next steps after the initial design, and will also share some tips on proceeding from design to fabric.

creativelongarmquilting.com

 

Trapunto T-Shirt, #39550

Trapunto T-Shirt – #39550

Day: Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Cindy Seitz-Krug
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Spend a fun evening with Cindy as you learn the basic principles of “Trapunto by Machine.” You will learn a new technique and take home a cute T-shirt as a finished project. The results will impress all your friends, and you’ll leave with a new trick up your sleeve for creating one-of-a-kind quilts.

quintessentialquilting.com

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Twenty Tips and Tricks for Better Machine Quilting, #32811

Twenty Tips and Tricks for Better Machine Quilting – #32811

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Cindy Seitz-Krug
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


In Cindy’s 20+ years of making award-winning quilts on her home sewing machine, she has compiled a list of simple tips and tricks that will make anyone a better machine quilter. Cindy illustrates these tips with a PowerPoint presentation and a handout with a complete list of all the items she covers in the lecture. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

quintessentialquilting.com

Upcycle Your Jeans Into Art, #39110

Upcycle Your Jeans Into Art – #39110

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Hollis Chatelain
Level: Intermediate
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(No Additional Fee)

 


Get ready to think outside the box. Learn a new-raw edge technique and “upcycle” your old blue jeans! We will be combining hand-dyed fabric with blue jeans to create a small wall quilt or a tote bag. Both projects are avant-garde and beautiful. You may choose to make one or the other in the class. Come join in the fun!

hollisart.com

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Wine Country Quilts Series Release Party and Trunk Show, #32814

Wine Country Quilts Series Release Party and Trunk Show – #32814

Day: Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Ann Hazelwood
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Join author Ann Hazelwood as she debuts her brand-new fiction series, Wine Country Quilts, complete with a marvellous trunk show of the red and white quilts that adorn the pages of her story. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your closest quilter friends as Ann treats you to beautiful quilts and the stories behind them. In “Wine Country,” it doesn’t matter if you prefer red or white; Ann’s quilts have both!

booksonthings.com

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