It’s a Polygon Affair! Perfect Your Piecing, #21809

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It's a Polygon Affair! Perfect Your Piecing

It’s a Polygon Affair! Perfect Your Piecing – #21809

Day: Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Gyleen Fitzgerald
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Step outside the “square” to evaluate the mechanics of pyramid, diamond, and hexagon quilts. Gyleen has used her background in engineering to completely change the game when it comes to quiltmaking. It starts with the simplicity and elegance of the One-Patch and continues with the Polygon Affair. You’ll love seeing how simple it is to bring new life and new shapes to your quilts. After this lecture, you’ll be inspired to try a whole host of new techniques in your piecing! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Making Freeform Art Quilts, #21806

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Making Freeform Art Quilts

Making Freeform Art Quilts – #21806

Day: Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15
(Plus Kit Fee)


Do you want to break away 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 designs 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. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Quilt Math Explained: No More Fear!, #21801

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Quilt Math Explained: No More Fear!

Quilt Math Explained: No More Fear! – #21801

Day: Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Heather Kojan
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Does quilt math stump you? Heather is here to help. She will start with the basics of squares and rectangles, then talk about several ways to make half-square triangles. After that, Heather will reveal the full 360 degrees of wedge-shaped quilts (there is more to it than just Dresdens!). To finish, she will throw in a little bit of Fibonacci for fun! Students will leave as confident quilters when it comes to quilt math! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Quilt Remix: Use Your UFOs!, #21807

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Quilt Remix: Use Your UFOs!

Quilt Remix: Use Your UFOs! – #21807

Day: Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Heather Kojan
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Do you struggle with UFOs, orphan blocks, or projects that have you asking “what was I thinking?” This is the lecture for you! Heather will discuss all the things on your quilt to do list and inspire you to work with what you have. You’ll learn ways to tame your unfinished projects and utilize those lonely blocks lying around your sewing room. Come to find ideas, fun, and lots of laughs as you release some guilt and learn new ways to finish what you started. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

heatherkojan.com

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Sew Smart: The Ergonomics of Healthy Quilting, #21805

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Sew Smart: The Ergonomics of Healthy Quilting

Sew Smart: The Ergonomics of Healthy Quilting – #21805

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Rose Parr
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Once you’ve learned how to piece and quilt your perfect project, it’s time to learn how to take care of yourself while you’re sewing! Join Rose for a necessary and informative lecture on how to Sew Smart. She’ll teach you the best ways to position yourself for cutting, sewing, and pressing so your favorite pastime doesn’t cause you pain. You’ll learn stretches for your neck, back, and shoulders and the best ways to take care of arthritic hands and prevent carpal tunnel while working on your quilts. This is a lecture not to be missed! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

healthyquilting.com

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The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt: Honoring Friends, Family, and Freedom, #21808

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The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt: Honoring Friends, Family, and Freedom

The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt: Honoring Friends, Family, and Freedom – #21808

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Ann Holte
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Join quilt historian Ann Holte for a fun lecture and trunk show built around a Lancaster County treasure. The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt is one of a small group of similar quilts that were made in Lancaster County in the mid-1800s by a group of quilters who referred to themselves as the “girl cousins.” They were friends and family, old and young, new quilters and experienced quilters, who got together to visit; to eat; to share knowledge, fabric, and patterns; and to work on quilts. Ann fell in love with this quilt and has been studying it and making the 173 different blocks since 2009, and she keeps discovering more interesting and mysterious features every day about the quilt and the unknown quilter who created it. Ann will discuss the history of the quilt and various techniques used to create its unique designs. You will learn some surprisingly easy geometry and take the Mystery Appliqué Quiz. The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt will remind you why you got into quilting in the first place. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

annholtequilting.com

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The Value of VALUE: Learn to Manage Color in Your Quilts, #21803

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The Value of VALUE: Learn to Manage Color in Your Quilts

The Value of VALUE: Learn to Manage Color in Your Quilts – #21803

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Grace Errea
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


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, the 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 three-dimensionality, or to give the illusion of perspective in a landscape, and learn how to show off 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.

amazingquiltsbygrace.com

 

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Threadology 101 with Superior Threads, #21804

Threadology 101 with Superior Threads

Threadology 101 with Superior Threads – #21804

Day: Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Superior Threads Threadologist
Level: All Levels

Member: $8 Retail: $10


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. A 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, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

superiorthreads.com

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Working with Precuts, #21802

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Working with Precuts

Working with Precuts – #21802

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Jessica VanDenburgh
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


You’ve seen them in quilt shops and online, and maybe even bought a few. But what do you do with precuts now that you have them? Precuts are a fun and great way to get a jump start on your next project. Jessica will discuss the wonderful variety of precuts that are available and how you can turn them into something beautiful. You’ll be amazed by what you can create with precuts, and you’ll love Jessica’s fun and down-to-earth teaching style. Maybe your next quilt will start with a precut! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

sewmanycreationsny.com

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