Designing with Freeform Shapes, #52803

Designing with Freeform Shapes – #52803

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20
(Plus Kit Fee)


Do you want to break out from using patterns made by others? This is the lecture for you! Gail will explore freeform shapes and asymmetry via a series of demonstrations using a flexible curve and a drafting compass. You’ll learn how Gail takes her design from idea to art, and she will give you the tools to do the same. Design and stitching techniques will be demonstrated in this eye-opening lecture.

gailgarber.com

 

For the Love of Linens: A Trunk Show, #52810

For the Love of Linens: A Trunk Show – #52810

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

 


Cindy’s passion in quilting is turning ordinary vintage linens into heirloom wholecloth quilts. Each quilt is one-of-a-kind, and they all have stories to tell. Cindy will share tips and techniques on how to create these amazing quilts. The quilts love to be fondled after the program! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

cindyneedham.com

Free-Motion Domestic Machine Quilting: How Do You Do That?, #52804

Free-Motion Domestic Machine Quilting: How Do You Do That? – #52804

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Frieda Anderson
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


In this one-hour lecture and Powerpoint® presentation, Frieda will show you how she uses her sewing machine to achieve beautiful award-winning machine-quilted designs. Frieda will teach you how to choose the right thread, needles, and batting for your project, then cover how to baste your large quilts without all the fuss. You’ll be inspired by a trunk show of Frieda’s award-winning quilts and patterns as you gain your machine quilting confidence. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

friestyle.com

From Hands Alone: History of an Antique Quilt Collection, #52802

From Hands Alone: History of an Antique Quilt Collection – #52802

Day: Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Chris Moline
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


The quilts included in the From Hands Alone: History of an Antique Quilt Collection exhibit are selected from the collection of Chris Moline and represent items that display the artistry and innovation of quilts made by hand. Get the background information on this exhibit straight from the collector. These hand-pieced, appliquéd, and quilted items present a range of styles and time periods. Chris will talk about the makers and give as much history on each piece as is known. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

chrismoline.net

How to Design a Quilt in Five Easy Steps, #52805

How to Design a Quilt in Five Easy Steps – #52805

Day: Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Latifah Saafir
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


Everyone has their own unique style of designing, but most quilters fall within several popular design styles and design processes. Learn about these and how to start to ask the right questions so you can identify and streamline your own personal design style. Then, as as a group, we’ll use what we’ve learned and design a quilt together! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

latifahsaafirstudios.com

New York Beauty Electrified: A New Trunk Show, #52807

New York Beauty Electrified: A New Trunk Show – #52807

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

 


Spend some time with Linda for an evening you will never forget! You will enjoy the awesome eye candy of New York Beauty quilts as Linda discusses how an idea for a book is taken from concept to finished product. This lecture includes a trunk show of all new quilts from Linda’s new book, New York Beauty Quilts Electrified. Some of the quilts will demonstrate how simply changing the fabric or block orientation can alter the entire flavor of a quilt. You will also see how you can combine these gorgeous blocks with simple blocks to create even more dramatic quilts. Linda will entertain you with stories of the various quilts and their makers, her crack staff at home, and her experiences as an author. She will also discuss some publishing processes, which are truly amazing. Do not miss this fun and inspiring hour of laughs with Linda J. Hahn! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

froghollowdesigns.com

Painting with Fabric, Threads, and Yarn, #52806

Painting with Fabric, Threads, and Yarn – #52806

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

 


Become immersed in the processes Judith uses to make her prize-winning landscapes, seascapes, and underwater art pieces. Learn to think like a painter as you delight in how she uses threads, yarns, and fabrics in her images. Judith guides you through her years of exploration with mixed mediums. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

judithbakermontano.com

Quilts from the Backside: A Trunk Show, #52809

Quilts from the Backside: A Trunk Show – #52809

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Ebony Love
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Why subject your quilts to plain, uninspired backings? Explore the many ways you can combine leftover quilt blocks, trimmings, scraps, and random yardage to create interesting backs for your quilts and keep your stash under control. This lecture includes a trunk show of a variety of pieced backs that are sure to inspire you to make your own! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

lovebugstudios.com

Quilts of Valor II: Free Film Viewing, #FILM

Quilts of Valor II: Free Film Viewing – #FILM

Day: Thursday, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Sue Reich
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. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

coveringquilthistory.com

Reverse Appliqué: Revealing Beauty, #52811

Reverse Appliqué: Revealing Beauty – #52811

Day: Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Margaret Willingham
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


What is reverse appliqué? What is the difference between appliqué and reverse appliqué? How do you do it? Can you do it by machine or by hand? Is it hard or easy to do? How do you quilt reverse appliqué? What is hidden will be revealed! The beauty of reverse appliqué is revealed as you stitch, adding dimensional beauty to your quilts by playing with positive and negative space, fabric layering, and color value and contrast. Expand your creative possibilities and be empowered by the thorough, step-by-step how-to demonstration of Margaret’s easy Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch method of reverse appliqué. See the reverse appliqué quilts of Margaret Brewster Willingham, the founder and creative force of Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design, and be inspired! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

eobquiltdesign.com

Threadology 101 with Superior Threads, #52801

Threadology 101 with Superior Threads – #52801

Day: Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Superior Threads
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

To Cover Military and Veterans Touched by War: Quilts of Valor®, #52808

To Cover Military and Veterans Touched by War: Quilts of Valor® – #52808

Day: Friday, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Sue Reich
Level: All levels
Member: FREE Retail: FREE

 


Attend this free lecture to learn about the Quilts of Valor Foundation® and how you can award members of your family or community with a Quilt of Valor (QOV) to thank them for their service. Discover how to make a Quilt of Valor, begin a QOV group in your area, or become a contributing member of QOVF to help fulfill the mission of “covering Military and Veterans touched by war.” QOVF president, Sue Reich and QOVF member Ann Holte will share popular quilting techniques such as quilt-as-you-go variations, “Y” seams, new patterns, and the appropriate standards for creating a Quilt of Valor along with many examples of actual quilts. Hear about “QOV: A 50 State Salute” currently on exhibit featuring quilts representing 24 states. These quilts will be awarded from the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky in February 2020. Make time to add a patriotic hexagon to a QOV in the making. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

coveringquilthistory.com

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