Air Traffic Control: Foundation Piecing Paper Airplanes, #37106

Air Traffic Control: Foundation Piecing Paper Airplanes – #37106

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

 


Worlds collide with Air Traffic Control! Young pilots and paper engineers can snuggle beneath this foundation-pieced pattern. Air Traffic Control is a terrific project for beginners, complete with paper piecing illustrations and a cutting guide. Bonus instructions are included to approach the quilt improvisationally and create airplanes in multiple sizes, flying in all directions. What could be more fun? This six-hour workshop will be tailored to focus on foundation paper piecing, and combines aspects of foundation paper piecing with an improvisational approach. Don’t miss out!

crimsontate.com

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Borders, Binding, and More!, #38505

Borders, Binding, and More! – #38505

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Kris Vierra
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Tired of quilts that have more waves than Miss America? Want to learn to miter single or multiple borders without worry? Maybe you just want to spice up your same old borders and bindings with something new like scallops, flanges, or prairie points. This is the class for you! Kris will cover basic and advanced binding techniques using simple methods to guarantee mitered corners and seams. She will also discuss different sashing strip techniques, various edge finishes, and other ways to spice up your borders. Demonstration and samples will be provided.

quilterontherun.com

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Cactus Tree: Paper-Pieced Palm Leaves, #37510

Cactus Tree: Paper-Pieced Palm Leaves – #37510

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Peggy Martin
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Update the traditional Palm Leaf block with this contemporary positive/negative coloration. With the included kit, you will learn to paper piece using Quick-Strip Paper Piecing, an innovative assembly-line method of paper piecing on strips.

peggymartinquilts.com

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Complex Blocks Without Sewing, #32805

Complex Blocks Without Sewing – #32805

Day: Thursday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Laura Murray
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Beginning with a pictorial retrospective of learnings from Laura’s favorite award-winning quilts, this lecture will shift to a step-by-step description of her unique raw-edge fusible appliqué technique. Learn how to use Paintstiks, stamps, and fusible web to create the appearance of intricate piecing without sewing. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

lauramurraydesigns.com

Diamonds in the Sky: Piece Brilliant Diamonds, #37513

Diamonds in the Sky: Piece Brilliant Diamonds – #37513

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Michelle Hiatt
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Michelle designed this dazzling quilt for Studio 180 Design. Diamonds in the Sky creates a brilliant four-piece diamond that really radiates, plus a beautiful alternating block which gives this quilt dimension and allows it to shine! Diamonds in the Sky uses (14-20) fat quarters (18″ x 22″). The number depends on how much scrappiness you desire. Alternatively, you could use 6″ strips or scraps, and this quilt would be dynamite. If you want high contrast, use assorted bright fabrics for your Diamonds and a dark or light background. Learn how to use Deb Tucker’s Corner Beam™ as you make this fun quilt. The class will include step-by-step use of the Corner Beam, as well as tips on matching points and piecing on-point quilts. You’ll also learn strip-piecing techniques and general machine piecing hints and tips. This quilt shimmers!

sewonthego.net

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Eleven Simple Tricks and Design Secrets Every Quilter Should Know, #32806

Eleven Simple Tricks and Design Secrets Every Quilter Should Know – #32806

Day: Thursday, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Ricky Tims
Level: All levels
Member: $24 Retail: $30
(Plus Materials Fee)

 


Ricky combines two popular lectures into one dynamic presentation. His eleven tricks are “ah-ha, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that?” insights and techniques. The section on design secrets covers basic principles of design using what you already know. Creating your own wonderful designs is not as hard as you might think! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

rickytims.com

 

Envelope Edge-ing for a Clean Finish to Your Amazing Quilt, #38506

Envelope Edge-ing for a Clean Finish to Your Amazing Quilt – #38506

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

 


Some quilts look best with no formal edge-ing, i.e., no borders or bindings. In this class we will focus on how to create an “envelope” edge to ensure an amazing, clean, and professional finish without a formal binding or border. You will learn all the tricks and go through the few simple steps to create a smooth, even, and professional no-edge edge.

amazingquiltsbygrace.com

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Fabric Inking 101: Visual Candy for the Seasons, #35504

Fabric Inking 101: Visual Candy for the Seasons – #35504

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Joyce Teng
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Joyce’s enthusiasm for color exploration is infectious. Through her technique-oriented lecture and multiple examples, students will learn methods for transforming plain yardage into one-of-a-kind fabric that can be used in any project, from traditional quilts to art quilts or innovative wearables. Students will then experiment with all the techniques required to start making a 12” Tree of Life quilt block, which can be completed at home. Using several applicator tools, various media, Tsukineko® inks, and TSC stencils, students will be inspired to create unique fabrics that reflect their own color and design choices.

teacherstamp.com

 

Fabric Painting: Surface Design Play Day!, #35102

Fabric Painting: Surface Design Play Day! – #35102

Day: Thursday, 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)

 


Come and play with an assortment of surface design products including a variety of fabric paints, inks, Inktense ink pencils, iridescent Paintstiks, Spectra Bleeding Art Tissue, foils, and more. You’ll get to play and try things out with as much or as little instruction as you’d like. Make a project, make a gift, create fabric for something you have in mind, or just experiment. If you have supplies you’ve been wanting to try, bring them along. Wear old clothes and/or bring an apron. See samples here and here.

lynnkoolish.com

 

Hand Piecing Masterclass: Tulips, #37511

Hand Piecing Masterclass: Tulips – #37511

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Carolyn Forster
Level: Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Spend a fun and relaxing evening with Carolyn, learning how to hand piece. Hand piecing is great take-along work and so much fun to sew in a group. If you’re looking to learn something new or to push yourself a bit out of your comfort zone, this is the class for you!

carolynforster.co.uk

 

Hawaii for a Day: Trace, Fuse, and Cut a Hawaiian-Style Quilt, #33101

Hawaii for a Day: Trace, Fuse, and Cut a Hawaiian-Style Quilt – #33101

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Stacy Michell
Level: Beginner
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


In this class, you will learn the basics of how to make a Hawaiian-style quilt using machine appliqué and machine quilting techniques. Stacy will walk you through how to trace, fuse, and cut the design, then fuse it to a background. You’ll leave with a beautiful Hawaiian quilt top and a brand new technique to bring home with you. Stacy will even demonstrate some tried and true quilting techniques.

shadestextiles.co

 

I Can Quilt That: Make a Plan for Your Tricky Tops!, #38507

I Can Quilt That: Make a Plan for Your Tricky Tops! – #38507

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Amanda Leins
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


Are you stucky with a quilt top you just can’t seem to get quilted! Let Amanda help! Students will bring in their “tricky tops” and come up with a quilting plan tailored to their quilt and abilities. As a group, you will discuss elements of design and how to apply them to quilting. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to make a quilting plan for your quilt with one of the best.

mandalei.com

 

In Flight: Fun with Flying Geese, #37512

In Flight: Fun with Flying Geese – #37512

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Michelle Hiatt
Level: Beginner
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Michelle designed this fun, quick, and easy quilt that can be made with scraps, fat quarters (18” x 22”), or yardage…you pick! The pattern offers four sizes and two setting options. All sizes are made with the same number of blocks and units; the size of the flying geese units determines the size of the quilt. Michelle chose a large floral print for her stars and tone-on-tone for her Flight block. You can use the same fabrics, different fabrics, or scraps! In Flight comes together easily with Studio 180 Design’s Wing Clipper I tool. Learn step-by-step instructions for the Wing Clipper, plus great tips and tricks for improving your piecing!

sewonthego.net

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Layer Cake Snowball Quilt, #37507

Layer Cake Snowball Quilt – #37507

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Carolyn Forster
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Perfect your curved piecing and have fun with your Layer Cake fabrics. Carolyn will show you how to create a pathway through the snow! With a little practice, you will be piecing these curves without pins! Don’t miss your chance to play with a beautiful layer cake and conquer curved piecing, all in one afternoon!

carolynforster.co.uk

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Let’s Get Started in EQ8: Electric Quilt 8, #39503

Let’s Get Started in EQ8: Electric Quilt 8 – #39503

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Barbara Vlack
Level: Beginner
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


This is the Electric Quilt class for the “never-used-any-EQ-program” beginner. Barb will walk you through the basics for using EQ8 for designing quilts. Students will learn to set blocks from the Block Libraries into traditional quilt layouts, as well as how to print patterns and estimate yardage. This is a great class for those who prefer hands-on instruction. Once you get introduced to EQ8, you will see how easy it is to use! Let Barb ease any EQ fears you may have and set you on your way with a brand new toolbox for making beautiful quilts.

barbvlack.com

 

NQM Live Quilt Auction Benefit

NQM Live Quilt Auction Benefit

Day: Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Level: All levels
Member: FREE Retail: FREE

 

 


Quilts, quilts, and more quilts! The National Quilt Museum’s Live Auction is Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to bid on beautiful quilts as well as a wide range of other sewing and quilting items. Over 60 items will be in the auction. It is the premier event to find the perfect quilt for any location and any occasion!

quiltmuseum.org

One Tool Does It All: Simplifying Shapes, #37508

One Tool Does It All: Simplifying Shapes – #37508

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Jodi Barrows
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Kit Fee)

 


Imagine being able to make any triangle unit and almost any quilt without stree or fuss. Jodi has the secret! During this three-hour workshop, students will learn how to make shapes using the Square in a Square quilting technique. This technique class will provide you with resources to make most any quilt long after the class is over. This is a short version of Jodi’s Square in a Square Certified Instructor course, and will leave you with options to use again and again!

squareinasquare.com

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Pop Those Lines! Making Your Ruler Work Stand Out, #38104

Pop Those Lines! Making Your Ruler Work Stand Out – #38104

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Karen Marchetti
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $176 Retail: $220
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Using rulers and some amazing background fills on a custom-printed panel, Karen will share how to make your ruler work pop! You will take basic ruler work to the next level and learn some unique ruler ideas. Straight edge and curved longarm rulers are required. Karen will have her rulers available for purchase. Let Karen teach you how to make your quilts shine with ruler work!

creativelongarmquilting.com

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Postcards from Key West: Sew and Send Fabric Art, #39511

Postcards from Key West: Sew and Send Fabric Art – #39511

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Cheryl Lynch
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Join Cheryl for a fun evening of sewing! Fabric postcards are an easy way to share your artistic side using fusible web, and the houses of Key West are the perfect inspiration. These cards can be mailed or framed for hanging. Choose from patterns provided by Cheryl or design your own, then mail to a friend of keep for yourself (we won’t tell)!

Curvalicious.net

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Quilt Dating Class, #34101

Quilt Dating Class – #34101

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Museum S1 and S2, 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001
Teacher: Carol Butzke
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(No Kit Fee)

 


Learn to identify fabrics and quilt styles to the period of time in which they were made. Find out how to recognize quilt styles, patterns, techniques, and colors that help define different periods, from the early 1800s to the present day. Bring an antique quilt to class and learn more about your piece and those of others. You will gain knowledge about history as it relates to women and textiles, and develop an eye for choosing reproduction fabrics to make your own period-style quilt.

 

Quilt Line as the Third Design Element, #38106

Quilt Line as the Third Design Element – #38106

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

 


This is a process class that will help you find new ideas on how to use quilting to enhance the look of your quilt. Students will work on design, not technique. Hollis wants to take you further than just holding three layers together with stitches. The main objective is to use quilting lines to create depth, texture, tension, and shadowing, which will give your quilt new dimensions. Lines can be inspired by an endless variety of things (nature, architecture, technology, etc.) to add visual interest and reinforce the overall design of your quilt. Even straight lines can become a design in themselves! Students will discuss how to enhance what they like best and diminish what they like least in their quilts. This class is based on free-motion machine quilting, but the design techniques can be adapted to hand quilting. Students should have some experience in quilting by hand or machine.

hollisart.com

 

Quilting Mehndi Designs on the Longarm, #38508

Quilting Mehndi Designs on the Longarm – #38508

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Kris Vierra
Level: All levels
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Learn how to quilt beautiful freehand Mehndi designs on the longarm. These intricate, traditional Indian henna tattoos will add spice to the background of any quilt. Fast and easy to quilt, these designs will quickly become addictive. You will love these fancy and elegant motifs, and be amazed at how easy they are to quilt with hardly any marking.

quilterontherun.com

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Rangeley Wall Quilt: Easy and Accurate Stars, #37112

Rangeley Wall Quilt: Easy and Accurate Stars – #37112

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

 


Make these difficult-looking stars quickly, easily, and accurately. Deb will walk you through the process of making individual units that are slightly oversized and then trimmed to precision using her patented Tucker Trimmer tool. Students can expect to finish the center block and several of the border stars during class time. Additional projects using the same blocks will be shown and discussed. Don’t miss your chance to learn a whole new way to make stars, stress-free!

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

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Starry Path Table Runner: No Set-In Seams!, #37506

Starry Path Table Runner: No Set-In Seams! – #37506

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Marti Michell
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Materials Fee)

 


The Starry Path is a sleek, dramatic, classic quilt block. With only 16 pieces per block and no set-in seams, it is not hard to make, however, the unusual triangles make it a challenge to cut without acrylic tools. Marti will teach you the secret to marking beautiful Starry Path blocks in this fun evening workshop. Plan to cut and make three matching 12″ stars for the table runner. Marti will also demonstrate how to use the multi-size tools to cut 6″ and 9″ blocks. The class includes cutting and construction techniques for the Zig-Zag Starry Path quilt shown.

frommarti.com

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The Enchantment of Fabric and Tsukineko® Ink, #32808

The Enchantment of Fabric and Tsukineko® Ink – #32808

Day: Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Joyce Teng
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Have you ever had a specific fabric in mind but just couldn’t find it? Have you ever wished to change plain, uninteresting cloth into something bright and beautiful? Come and discover how easy it is to transform fabric into the perfect piece for your quilt, using stencils and Tsukineko® ink. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

teacherstamp.com

The Value of VALUE, #32807

The Value of VALUE – #32807

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Grace Errea
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Grace’s trademark is VALUE. In this lecture she will focus on value and its importance in textile work, along with various color harmonies, color theory, and psychology of color. The expressive aspects of color and value in nature and in art/quilts will be discussed. At completion of the lecture, attendees will see value and color in a new way and will start releasing the artist within. Learn how to use value to create a focal point, to set the mood in a piece, to create 3-dimensionality or to give the perception of perspective in a landscape, and how to showoff those traditional blocks so the design shines. This is a crowd-pleasing lecture, entertaining and fun, full of funny real anecdotes and actual quilts for show and tell. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes. An optional kit is available.

amazingquiltsbygrace.com

 

Therapy Sewing: Piecing with Scraps, #37520

Therapy Sewing: Piecing with Scraps – #37520

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Cynthia Wismann
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Sewing spontaneously makes for an interesting day! Simple color suggestions, simple guidelines, and very simple instructions all come together to make a show-stopper quilt. Students will organize their scraps and then rev up their sewing machines to create! This is a fun and exciting exercise to make something beautiful from scraps. You will quickly see that every scrap you have can be saved for a Therapy Day!

fiberartchix.com

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Thread Punk: Free-Motion Fiber Art, #36502

Thread Punk: Free-Motion Fiber Art – #36502

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Stephanie Brandenburg
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Are you ready to create something truly unique? Thread Punk touches on free-motion, but the focus is on adding sheers, trapping threads under the surface, and giving dimension to beautiful fiber art. This concept is a great addition to your art quilting explorations, and it can be used again and again. Join Stephanie for a relaxed evening with a creative vibe that will inspire you.

fronddesignstudios.com

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Trapunto Pizzazz!, #38103

Trapunto Pizzazz! – #38103

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Cindy Seitz-Krug
Level: Intermediate
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Move your quilts up to the next level by adding dimension to them with trapunto in your quilting designs. This easy technique is guaranteed to add a “wow” factor to your quilts. In this class, you will work on an 18″ sample square that you can turn into a wallhanging or pillow after you’ve mastered the machine trapunto technique.

quintessentialquilting.com

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What’s New in EQ8: Electric Quilt 8, #39502

What’s New in EQ8: Electric Quilt 8 – #39502

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Barbara Vlack
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(No Additional Fee)

 


EQ8 offers all sorts of enhancements and improvements to make quilt design a breeze. See what changes there are in EQ8 with a new interface, new positioning of tools for efficient access, many additions to the Block Libraries, easier drawing tools, and lots of onscreen tips. Take a tour of the program with Barb to see what the new features are, where to find them, and how to use them. Your virtual quilt designing has never been so easy! You don’t want to miss this VIP tour of Electric Quilt’s new 8th version.

barbvlack.com

 

Wishing Star: Quick-Strip Paper Piecing, #37509

Wishing Star: Quick-Strip Paper Piecing – #37509

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Peggy Martin
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


This dramatic star with elongated points is a dream to piece using Quick-Strip Paper Piecing, an assembly-line method of paper piecing on strips. Set it with a beautiful print, or experiment with different settings as demonstrated in class. Let Peggy take the fuss out of making beautiful star points and spend a fun evening sewing with friends. You will work on one 12″ block during class.

peggymartinquilts.com

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