Fancy Feathers and Frills: Quilting with Templates, #38513

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Fancy Feathers and Frills: Quilting with Templates

Fancy Feathers and Frills: Quilting with Templates – #38513

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Sarah Thomas
Level: Intermediate

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Are you comfortable with the basics of quilting feathers and now want to learn how to implement rulers, stencils, and other items to help fit and form your feather work? Join Sarah as she helps you use many ruler shapes and stencils to create dazzling feathers on your quilt tops. From blocks and borders to custom motifs, you will leave this class more comfortable stitching numerous plume types and many spine variations, and you’ll gain the ability to create your own unique feather designs. The skills taught in this class are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine. Two people per machine. 

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Intro to Free-Motion Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine, #38105w

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Intro to Free-Motion Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine

Intro to Free-Motion Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine – #38105w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Sarah Thomas
Level: Beginner

Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


Have you always wanted to free-motion quilt but were too anxious to do so? Join Sarah in this hands-on class and be liberated with free-motion quilting! With a bit of humor and a lot of encouragement, Sarah will take you through a series of designs that are simple yet highly effective on your quilt tops. By the end of the class, you will surely feel more comfortable and brave with using a variety of shapes and designs in different sizes. You will be working on a sit-down BERNINA Q20 longarm machine with a partner. Use each other for feedback and bounce around quilting ideas with quilters like you. The skills taught in this class are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine. Two people per machine. 

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Mega Impact with Micro Quilting, #38522

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Mega Impact with Micro Quilting

Mega Impact with Micro Quilting – #38522

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Sarah Thomas
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Add dimension, interest, and personality to your quilt design with micro quilting! Feel the difference between stitch regulation settings and experiment with many designs as you stitch in miniature in this class. From microstippling to pebbles, radiator coils, and more, Sarah will help you navigate through the many miniature options and also show you how to combine average-sized designs with micro quilting to achieve a stunning finished result. Just like handwriting, everyone’s microquilting will have its own unique variations, so there’s no wrong way to achieve your micro-quilted “signature.” Sarah will also discuss and demonstrate how thread can impact and change the appearance of your quilting. You will be sharing a BERNINA Q20 sit-down longarm machine with a partner in this hands-on class. The skills taught in this class are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine. Two people per machine. 

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Ruler Basics and Beyond on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine, #38530

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Ruler Basics and Beyond on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine

Ruler Basics and Beyond on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine – #38530

Day: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Sarah Thomas
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Are you ready to add the structured look of quilting with rulers to your quilt tops? Perhaps you want to mix and match free-motion quilting designs with perfect lines, arcs, and waves? This is the class for you! Sarah will guide you through three hours of hands-on quilting utilizing basic straight edge, curve, and wave rulers to create crosshatching, arcs, and more! Whether you’re new to using rulers or simply want to hone your skills, you will leave this class with an abundance of ideas, encouragement, and motivation to add ruler quilting to your repertoire! The skills taught in this class are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine. Two people per machine. 

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Sketchbook Quilting: No-Rules Free Motion, #38523

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Sketchbook Quilting: No-Rules Free Motion

Sketchbook Quilting: No-Rules Free Motion – #38523

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Sarah Thomas
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Sketchbook Quilting is Sarah’s approachable, uninhibited, “no-rules” style of free-motion quilting. In this fun hands-on class, you will become more comfortable with drawing your own style of free-motion designs and seeing them come to life on the fabric. You’ll turn these designs into multiple groupings and combinations by building off the foundation pieces Sarah will teach. In doing so, you’ll be ready to create your own set of personal “go-to” designs and practice fillers while also developing the muscle memory for quilting. Sarah will also show you how to use a variety of rulers and stencils to help create basic shape and line guides for doodle quilting. This class will teach and encourage you to quilt without rules, thus making each finished quilt unique to your personal style and abilities. The skills taught in this class are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine. Two people per machine. 

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Threaducation for Machine Quilting, #38512

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Threaducation for Machine Quilting

Threaducation for Machine Quilting – #38512

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Sarah Thomas
Level: All Levels

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Have you ever said, “My machine doesn’t like that thread?” or “I can only quilt with XYZ thread?” Then this is the class for you to learn about different weights of thread for quilting. Education is key, and Sarah will explain the uses and finished effects of 12wt, 28wt, 40wt, 50wt, and 80wt threads, as well as cotton, metallic, water-soluble, and monofilament fibers, in this hands-on class. Sarah will cover thread basics, including information on weight and ply, spool positioning, needle recommendations, and tension settings. She will offer helpful tips and tricks, then share projects and photos aimed to inspire and expand your use of threads. You will be sharing a BERNINA Q20 sit-down longarm machine in this hands-on class. The skills taught in this class are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine. Two people per machine. 

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