Animal Portraits: Build Your Best Friend in Fabric, #35113f

Animal Portraits: Build Your Best Friend in Fabric – #35113f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Esterita Austin
Level: All Levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


There is nothing like the expression of unconditional love from your best friend. In this fun and inspiring class, Esterita will teach you how to create a visual memory of your pet in fabric that you will want to keep forever. You’ll learn many of Esterita’s award-winning techniques, like her favorite tricks for color selection and fusing. Don’t miss your chance to create a beautiful tribute to your pet!
Esteritaaustin.com

 

Bag Making 101: Learn the Best Methods, Tools, and Techniques (Lecture/Demo), #39552

Bag Making 101: Learn the Best Methods, Tools, and Techniques (Lecture/Demo) – #39552

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Jessica VanDenburgh
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Has bag-making got you feeling a bit challenged and overwhelmed? Join Jessica in this super informative sit down, casual lecture/demo to learn all about bag making! You’ll learn about interfacing, hardware, bag styles, zippers, and so much more. Bring your questions and feel free to share your success stories (or even the not so successful for some friendly advice if needed). Jessica has been a bag maker & pattern designer for over 14 years and she loves teaching others about bags! You’ll have a great time learning from Jessica, who infuses humor and energy into all her classes. Stop in for the evening and become a bag-making pro!
sewmanycreationsny.com

 

Beautifully Quilted: Taking the Mystery Out of Quilting Designs, #32808

Beautifully Quilted: Taking the Mystery Out of Quilting Designs – #32808

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

 


Are you stumped when it is time to quilt as desired? Alex’s information is for all styles of quilting – from hand to domestic to longarm. In this interactive lecture, Alex will explain the planning process and tips and tricks to choose or design appropriate quilt designs for your work. With her strong appreciation of Amish quilting design, Alex’s tricks can be used as the groundwork for all sorts of quilts. Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, these tips will add to your personal tool belt when it comes to selecting quilting designs that make your quilt a sparkling success. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
alexandersonquilts.com

Celebrate With Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson, and AQS, #ricky

Celebrate With Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson, and AQS – #ricky

Day: Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Carson Center
Teacher: Ricky Tims
Level: All Levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35

 


This year, we’ve added a special twist to Ricky’s concert at The Carson Center! 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. Then join in as Ricky brings Alex Anderson onstage to help celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the American Quilter’s Society. You’ll love being a part of this celebration and you’ll leave with a head full of memories and a heart full of inspiration. Come celebrate with Ricky, Alex, and AQS!
rickytims.com
alexandersonquilts.com
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Chip Off the Block: The Trick to Making Large Quilts on Your Home Machine, #38518

Chip Off the Block: The Trick to Making Large Quilts on Your Home Machine – #38518

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Stacy Michell
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


When Stacy was making her quilt HONOLULU HURRICANES, she found a secret technique hidden in a Hawaiian appliqué block, like a pearl in an oyster. Just like the classic pearl, this technique is versatile enough to fit with many styles of quilts, not just Hawaiian. This technique will allow you to join prequilted sections together on a standard home machine with ease. You will find some balance between a whacked and slashed quilt, finished in a day with a signature stitch from the local longarm quilter, and a never-finished quilt of your dreams sitting dusty in a hand-quilting frame. Breaking it down into manageable parts is the key! You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish on your home machine with this brilliant technique.
shadestextiles.co

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Engaged Quilt: Piecing Polygons Cut From Your Stash, #37119f

Engaged Quilt: Piecing Polygons Cut From Your Stash – #37119f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Gyleen Fitzgerald
Level: Intermediate
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


Are you ready for love? This beautiful quilt combines four shapes (diamonds, pyramids, hexagons, and cones) into one stunning piece, all cut from your stash. You will learn how to piece together perfect polygons and even practice a butterfly seam for effortless stitching. Have fun using your favorite fabrics from your stash and create something you’ll want to show off to your friends and family. It’s so easy, you’ll fall in love!
ColourfulStitches.com

 

English Paper Piecing Techniques, #37523

English Paper Piecing Techniques – #37523

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Cheryl See
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Whether you are new to English paper piecing (EPP) or have used this technique for years, you will learn something brand-new in this workshop. The evening will be packed with information on five different techniques and many different variations of EPP. Learning all of the techniques and tools will help quilters decide which method they like best, and also which technique is most suitable for a particular paper-pieced shape. Some of the unique samples shown are sure to inspire a new quilting project. You’ll complete a Grandmother’s Flower Garden piece as you learn! Don’t miss your chance to become a pro paper piecer!
CSeesQuilts.com

 

Fabric Dyeing and Art Quilting, #32809

Fabric Dyeing and Art Quilting – #32809

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Marjan Kluepfel
Level: All Levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


In this fast-moving and information-packed lecture, Marjan shares her techniques for dyeing beautiful fabrics and creating original designs. For 25 years, Marjan’s art quilts have included intensive use of fiber-reactive dyes and textile paints, as well as many innovative art techniques. You’ll get to see her work up close and in person in this combination trunk show/slideshow. You’ll learn how her art quilts come to life and how you can use the same dyeing, sewing, and quilting tricks on your own quilts! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
marjankluepfel.com

Feathers for the Timid: Longarm Quilting, #38522

Feathers for the Timid: Longarm Quilting – #38522

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Lisa H. Calle
Level: Beginner
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Are you just beginning your quilting journey and have a love of feathers but feel they are out of reach? Come join Lisa as she shares the first five feathers she learned to quilt and just how easy and fun they are to execute and embellish. This class is a combination of drawing and stitching, so students are sure to find their own personal feather. You will be wowing friends and customers in no time. This is a fun hands-on class for the true beginner.
lisahcalle.com

 

Finishing Finesse: Binding, Facing, and More, #38119f

Finishing Finesse: Binding, Facing, and More – #38119f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Scott Murkin
Level: All Levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110

 


With the many different styles of quilts being constructed by today’s quiltmakers, it only makes sense to have an arsenal of finishing techniques at your disposal. Learn how to select the best edge technique to make your creation sparkle and last for a lifetime, as well as tips and techniques to take the stress out. Traditional double-fold binding will be covered, along with facings, binding done all by machine, irregular edges, and all kinds of piping and other inserts. This is the class you need to take your quilts to the next level. Every quilt needs a finish – why not make it great?
scottmurkin.com

 

Fusapalooza XL: Make a Fused Art Quilt, #35114f

Fusapalooza XL: Make a Fused Art Quilt – #35114f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Robbi Joy Eklow
Level: All Levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Handout Fee)


Join award-winning quilt artist Robbi Joy Eklow for a day of fusing fun! You’ll work on one of Robbi’s patterns to create a beautiful and dynamic fused art quilt. Your finished quilt will be 3’ x 4’ and can make a beautiful wallhanging. Fusing allows you to make color and design choices on the fly, and it’s so easy! Create something you’ll want to show off again and again.
robbieklow.com

 

Happy Heart Quilt Block: Learn New Piecing Techniques, #37121f

Happy Heart Quilt Block: Learn New Piecing Techniques – #37121f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Philippa Naylor
Level: All Levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)


Create a fun heart block using two different sewing techniques, which are combined to create a contemporary design with an interesting construction process. Easy curved piecing (which is trimmed to size so everyone can achieve great results) and more traditional straight piecing are both employed to great effect in this Happy Heart block. In addition to learning new sewing techniques, you will choose your fabrics in an intuitive and spontaneous way to achieve a dramatic and balanced central motif. Interesting and varied border treatments will be discussed to enable you to complete a small quilt or much larger bed-sized project! You don’t want to miss this fun and informative opportunity!
philippanaylor.com

 

Hexagons by Hand: American Style, #37524

Hexagons by Hand: American Style – #37524

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Marti Michell
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


This is NOT your grandmother’s English paper piecing. Learn how to piece by hand and implement clever ways to combine hand and machine piecing for great carry-along projects. Start by rotary cutting hexagons (triangles and diamonds, too, if they are needed in your chosen layout) with acrylic templates, then hand piece. While you enjoy the stitching, Marti will share ways to machine-piece some of the sections and other ways to join them faster by hand than machine. Learn swirl pressing; it is so pretty you will never want to cover it with batting and backing! This is a must-see course for lovers of handwork.
frommarti.com

 

Machine Quilting: The Basics, #38117f

Machine Quilting: The Basics – #38117f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Sue Nickels
Level: Beginner
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


In this basic workshop, students will learn many techniques needed to master machine quilting. Sue starts with a discussion on machine quilting supplies, including thread, needles, and notions. Next, students will practice the basic techniques of straight-line and free-motion machine quilting on small quilt packages. After teaching the skills to feel confident with these techniques, Sue will show a short PowerPoint to solidify your knowledge. With Sue’s patient guidance, learn all the basic skills needed to master machine quilting on your home sewing machine.
Sue-Nickels.com

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Making an Art Quilt: “Quailt With Me”, #35515

Making an Art Quilt: “Quailt With Me” – #35515

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Emily Taylor
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join quilt artist Emily Taylor in making the darling QUAILT collage quilt! Emily will teach her tricks and techniques for collage quiltmaking so that you’ll have the confidence and knowledge for making a successful quilt. You’ll love joining the collage craze and learning these amazing techniques that you can use again and again. Don’t miss this chance to see what the fuss is about and go home with something beautiful!
collagequilter.com

 

Morning Glory: Precision Piecing With Templates, #37526

Morning Glory: Precision Piecing With Templates – #37526

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Jill Finley
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Pattern Fee)


Join Jill and learn to make the Morning Glory block using a Perfect Pieces template set. Her technique makes these blocks come together quickly and accurately. You will focus on precision piecing techniques that create beautiful results. The finished blocks can be used to create the Morning Glory quilt, or a table runner or small wallhanging. You’ll be amazed by how easy and relaxing precision piecing can be with a little help from some easy-to-use templates!
jillilystudio.com

 

Musical Chairs Mystery Quilt: A Fabric Swap and Piecing Party, #37125f

Musical Chairs Mystery Quilt: A Fabric Swap and Piecing Party – #37125f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Pam Bocko
Level: All Levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)


This isn’t your mother’s Mystery Quilt! In a unique musical chairs style, all the fabric gets mixed up and no two quilts will end up looking the same! You’ll learn several fun quiltmaking techniques and have a blast with music, games, and prizes along the way. This is the Mystery Quilt just for you. Don’t miss this class!
piecefuldesigns.com

 

Painted Tree: Paint and Thread Art on Fabric, #35516

Painted Tree: Paint and Thread Art on Fabric – #35516

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Pamela Pandolfi
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Pamela for the evening and learn two brand-new skills! Learn two art quilting basics – how to paint on fabric and how to draw with thread. You’ll learn how to mix colors, what brush strokes work best on fabrics, and how to make your quilt shine with thread art. The project is small so you’ll be able to take home something you’re proud of – including all your newfound art quilting tips!
pamelapandolfi.com

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Pebbles, Echoes, Crosshatches, Oh My: Fillers on the Longarm, #38523

Pebbles, Echoes, Crosshatches, Oh My: Fillers on the Longarm – #38523

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Lisa H. Calle
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


With so many fills to choose from, how do we decide which ones to use to complement our design? Come explore the wide array of fills and learn how to select the appropriate one for the job. Lisa will delve into how to choose the correct scale for the fill, and even how to choose the right thread for the job. Don’t let your fillwork be an afterthought. With a little planning, these amazing fills will make your quilt shine! Don’t miss this chance to build your quilt library with some beautiful stitches.
lisahcalle.com

 

Pretzeled Bargello: Make Your Own Bargello Quilt, #37522

Pretzeled Bargello: Make Your Own Bargello Quilt – #37522

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Ruth Ann Berry
Level: Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Stop in for the evening and have fun creating this gorgeous bargello quilt. It looks difficult, but Ruth Ann will show you just how easy bargello quilts can be! You’ll have a blast and leave with a quilt you are proud of.
quiltersclinic.com

 

Procion MX Dye for Quilters: Create Your Own Fabric, #35112f

Procion MX Dye for Quilters: Create Your Own Fabric – #35112f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Paducah School of Art and Design
Teacher: Lexie Abra Millikan
Level: All Levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)


If you’ve always wanted to make your own unique fabrics, this is the perfect class for you! You’ll learn several techniques like shibori, ombré, marbling, and direct application of thickened dye. By the end of this day-long workshop, you will have multiple fabric samples, an understanding of the MX dye process, and lots of new ideas and inspiration to take home with you!

 

Quilt Stories: A Trunk Show With Cheryl See, #32810

Quilt Stories: A Trunk Show With Cheryl See – #32810

Day: Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Cheryl See
Level: All Levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Join multiple-award-winning quiltmaker Cheryl See for an up-close look at her work. You’ll love seeing these exquisite quilts in person and hearing the stories behind each of them. This is a trunk show you can’t miss! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
CSeesQuilts.com

Quilting on Your Home Machine With Westalee Design Templates (Second Offering), #38520

Quilting on Your Home Machine With Westalee Design Templates (Second Offering) – #38520

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Donelle McAdams
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Donelle for a fun and enlightening hands-on learning experience with Westalee Design Templates. You’ll love getting up close with template quilting on the home machine. This class is for beginners so there is no free-motion experience required! Don’t miss your chance to dive in to template quilting first-hand and find out why quilting with templates is all the rage!
sewsteady.com

 

Quilts of Valor II: Free Film Viewing, #32807

Quilts of Valor II: Free Film Viewing – #32807

Day: Friday, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Various
Level: All Levels
Member: $FREE Retail: $FREE

 


Quilts of Valor® II reunites national quilting celebrities Alex Anderson, Mark Lipinski, and host Marianne Fons from the original Quilts of Valor film, to work on one magnificent, new Quilt of Valor. As they sew, the quilting gurus share quiltmaking tips with viewers and speak from the heart about what being involved in making quilts for veterans has come to mean to them. The program also features stories from Nebraska, California, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., introducing viewers to the people who make Quilts of Valor and the people who receive them.
iptv.org/quilts-of-valor

Secondary Quilting Designs (Lecture/Demo), #38521

Secondary Quilting Designs (Lecture/Demo) – #38521

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Judi Madsen
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)


Come and learn how to take your quilt top to the next level by adding secondary quilting designs to complement your quilt tops. Judi will show you what inspires her to change up the quilting and make each quilt unique. She’ll also show you how to use simple tools like her straight edge ruler and marking pen. This will be a fantastic class you won’t want to miss!
judimadsen.com

 

Spontaneous Log Cabin: A Scrappy Quilt, #37520

Spontaneous Log Cabin: A Scrappy Quilt – #37520

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Michele Crawford
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Pattern Fee)


Let’s have fun with scraps! Join Michele for a fun evening and use all those scraps that you have hidden away and don’t know what to do with. You’ll learn a stress-free way of creating this fabulous scrappy Log Cabin block. Michele will help you unleash your creativity to piece your own block using whatever colors inspire you; no two blocks will be the same. You’ll create 12″ or 15″ finished square blocks that can go together to make whatever quilt size you want. This is a class not to be missed.
flowerboxquilts.com

 

Summer Garden Quilt: A Traditional Beauty, #37127f

Summer Garden Quilt: A Traditional Beauty – #37127f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Kaye England
Level: All Levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Handout Fee)


Join Kaye for a day of traditional piecing fun and learn how to combine different parts to create this beautiful quilt. This charming medallion uses several different blocks to create movement and color contrast. You’ll learn how to piece each block easily and efficiently and how to bring them together to make something wonderful!
kayeengland.com

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The Joys of Free-Motion Quilting on the Longarm, #38524

The Joys of Free-Motion Quilting on the Longarm – #38524

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Judi Madsen
Level: Beginner
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Say goodbye to your pantographs and come and learn the joys of free-motion quilting! Judi will share several ways to free-motion quilt designs that will take your quilt to the next level. You will be more comfortable quilting from the front of your machine, and learning free-motion will give you the confidence to start custom quilting. This is a great class you don’t want to miss!
judimadsen.com

 

Threadology 101 With Superior Threads (Second Offering), #32814

Threadology 101 With Superior Threads (Second Offering) – #32814

Day: Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Superior Threads Certified Threadologist
Level: All Levels
Member: $FREE Retail: $FREE

 


Have you ever looked at the beautiful threads in your quilt shop and thought “I’d have no clue how to use that?” This is the lecture for you! If you’ve experienced frustration when deciding what type of thread to use or how to incorporate decorative or specialty threads, you’re not alone. This Certified Superior Threadologist will teach you about thread, needles, and tension so you can finally get to work with those beautiful threads. Supplies are not required for a lecture, but you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
superiorthreads.com

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