All-Star Review, #STAR

All-Star Review – #STAR

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12/13
Teacher: Various
Level: All levels
Member: $24 Retail: $30

 


Join us for our ever-popular All-Star Review and learn techniques from many of this year’s instructors. Each instructor will give a 10-minute demonstration to all participants from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., meet the instructors and purchase their books, patterns, and tools. You can even get an autograph or two. A booklet with printed handouts is provided to each participant. This event always sells out fast, so hurry and get your tickets today!

quiltweek.com

Ask David Taylor and Melinda Bula: An Advice Show for Today’s Quilters!, #ADVICE

Ask David Taylor and Melinda Bula: An Advice Show for Today’s Quilters! – #ADVICE

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Room 12/13
Teacher: Melinda Bula and David Taylor
Level: All levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35

 


David Taylor and Melinda Bula are two of the quilt world’s biggest stars, and tonight they are your personal advice column! Join them for a night of laughs, stories, and honest answers about YOUR deepest quilt questions. You’ll love the humor and insight these two bring to every answer. Submit your questions, then come to the show to see what advice David and Melinda have to share. You may have your question answered live at AQS QuiltWeek®! This is a fun and inspiring night you don’t want to miss.

davidtaylorquilts.com

melindabula.com

Borders, Binding, and More (First Offering) – #68511

Borders, Binding, and More (First Offering) – #68511

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 10/11
Teacher: Kris Vierra
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(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

 

Borders, Binding, and More (Second Offering) – #68507

Borders, Binding, and More (Second Offering) – #68507

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cooper Room (Embassy Suites)
Teacher: Kris Vierra
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(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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Cat Nap Quilt: Picture Piecing, #67502

Cat Nap Quilt: Picture Piecing – #67502

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 8/9
Teacher: Cynthia England
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Learn how to sew realistic pictures using only straight lines while making this cute gray tabby lounging on a quilt. This is not foundation-pieced; there is no paper to pick out! Let award-winning quilter Cynthia England share her unique sewing technique. She’ll include lots of tips and tricks to make things easy!

englanddesign.com

 

Coneflower Quilt: Fuse Flowers in Paint-by-Number Style, #65501

Coneflower Quilt: Fuse Flowers in Paint-by-Number Style – #65501

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 5
Teacher: Melinda Bula
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Make this beautiful quilt that was featured on the cover of Melinda’s book, Cutting-Garden Quilts. Learn how Melinda builds amazing fusible flowers using layers and how to choose just the right values in your fabric to make your flower look real. This is a fun and easy paint-by-number technique – using just fabric – that even a beginner can master.

melindabula.com

 

Continuous Quilting: How to Get from Here to There, #68503

Continuous Quilting: How to Get from Here to There – #68503

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 6/7
Teacher: Kris Vierra
Level: All levels
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Do you love the look of custom quilting but feel concerned about the time and skill involved? Maybe you don’t like to start and stop but still want that personalized quilting design for your quilt? This is the class for you! Yes, you can do custom quilting fast and affordably. This class will cover how to get from one side of your quilt to the other with minimal stops and starts and little or no marking. You’ll be amazed by how easy it can be to create quilting designs that are totally customized to your unique quilt. Join Kris for the morning and leave with the confidence to quilt with a continuous line again and again!

quilterontherun.com

 

Cork Notebook Cover: Create with Appliqué Shapes, #69510

Cork Notebook Cover: Create with Appliqué Shapes – #69510

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Wando Room (Embassy Suites)
Teacher: Sue Pelland
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Pattern Fee)


Cork is all the rage! And good news: cutting and stitching cork is just like using regular fabric. Join Sue Pelland for the afternoon and make this beautiful and “sewphisticated” notebook cover with rotary-cut appliqué shapes. You’ll love learning Sue’s fun and no-stress methods for cutting shapes with your rotary cutter. Come to this class to leave with something beautiful and learn cutting methods you’ll use again and again in your future projects!

suepellanddesigns.com

 

Easy Background Fills for Longarm Quilting, #68504

Easy Background Fills for Longarm Quilting – #68504

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 6/7
Teacher: Kris Vierra
Level: All levels
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Kris for the afternoon and learn how to fill in the blanks! If you’ve ever felt unsure about how to fill space in your quilts, this is the class for you. You’ll learn pebbles, swirls, feathers, flowers, flames, McTavishing, and more! No matter the quilt or the space, this class has fillers you can use again and again on your quilts or your customer’s quilts.

quilterontherun.com

 

Easy English Paper Piecing by Machine, #67503

Easy English Paper Piecing by Machine – #67503

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 10/11
Teacher: Kris Vierra
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Always loved the look of hexagon quilts? Intrigued by Grandma’s Flower Garden, but don’t want to spend months hand piecing? Then this class is for you! In this class, Kris will teach you how to make and piece a variety of different hexagon quilts, all on your domestic sewing machine with no marking and no “Y” seams! You will love this fun, fast, and easy method to create beautiful quilts that look hand-pieced.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

quilterontherun.com

 

Fabulous and Fusible Flowers: Sunflower Quilt, #65506

Fabulous and Fusible Flowers: Sunflower Quilt – #65506

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 5
Teacher: Melinda Bula
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Make this fun and easy quilt that even a beginner can master. Learn how Melinda creates amazing fusible flowers that look like paintings without any paint. She will show you how to build your flower in layers, how to choose just the right values in your fabric, and how to make your flower look real.

melindabula.com

 

From Hands Alone: History of an Antique Quilt Collection, #62811

From Hands Alone: History of an Antique Quilt Collection – #62811

Day: Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12/13
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

Glorious Hummingbirds: Learn Picture Piecing, #67507

Glorious Hummingbirds: Learn Picture Piecing – #67507

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 10/11
Teacher: Cynthia England
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Colorful hummingbirds sip nectar from beautiful morning glories in Cynthia England’s 17″ x 26″ design. Join Cynthia and learn her award-winning Picture Piecing technique. She will share her tips and tricks for beautiful quilts with no curves, no set-in seams, no tracing, and no pesky papers to pull out! This technique will revolutionize your quiltmaking, and you’ll leave with something to be proud of.

englanddesign.com

 

Going Full Circle: How to Do It All in Your Quilts, #62805

Going Full Circle: How to Do It All in Your Quilts – #62805

Day: Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12/13
Teacher: Cynthia Wismann
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


Have you ever wondered where you fit in in the quilting world? Have you asked yourself, “Am I a piecer or a fuser? Am I a traditionalist or an art quilter?” Cynthia says, “Let’s do it all!” The quiltmaking process is fun and exciting, and there’s no reason to limit yourself. See a trunk show of quilts that range from traditional to modern and include a wealth of techniques. It’s a parade of quilts! Let Cynthia show you how you can “do it all!” Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

fiberartchix.com

Happy Birthday, America! A Trunk Show of Centennial and Bicentennial Quilts, #62804

Happy Birthday, America! A Trunk Show of Centennial and Bicentennial Quilts – #62804

Day: Thursday, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Room 12/13
Teacher: Sue Reich
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


Join quilt historian and AQS Certified Appraiser Sue Reich for a trunk show and slide presentation of quilts celebrating our nation’s history. You’ll learn about Centennial and Bicentennial quilts and the role they play in telling the story of America. Then, get an up-close and in-person look at the Presidential Quilt Exhibit, which features quilts honoring Presidents from George Washington to the present day. Don’t miss this fun step into American history! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

suereichquilts.com

I Got It Pieced, Now What? Ideas for Quilting, #62810

I Got It Pieced, Now What? Ideas for Quilting – #62810

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12/13
Teacher: Kris Vierra
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


Everyone has gotten to the end of a quilt pattern and read with dread the words “Quilt as Desired.” What exactly does this mean? This class will talk about different ways to quilt your quilts, such as what quilting patterns complement piecework versus appliqué and straight lines versus curves. Kris will also discuss quilting density, which type of thread to use, and ways to plan out your quilting with minimal marking. Please bring your “trouble tops”, and Kris will talk about how to quilt as many as possible. Learn how to quilt your work from the winner of the 2018 APQS Best Movable Machine Workmanship Award at AQS QuiltWeek® – Spring Paducah. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

quilterontherun.com

Little House of Geese: Learn Freeform Foundation Piecing, #67101w

Little House of Geese: Learn Freeform Foundation Piecing – #67101w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cooper Room (Embassy Suites)
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


Learn freeform freezer-paper foundation piecing for Flying Geese, tiny trees, Pointy Dudes, and a really cute house while stitching this whimsical wall quilt. This is the perfect opportunity to dive into the world of foundation piecing and leave with the confidence to use it in your own quilts. All fabric and patterns are provided.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

gailgarber.com

 

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Making the Most of Your Stash, #62802

Making the Most of Your Stash – #62802

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12/13
Teacher: Cynthia England
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


This lecture explores ways to increase the potential of what we already have in our fabric collections. Cynthia will offer new insights on what to look for in fabrics to get the most out of them, a topic that is near and dear to all quilters! Organizing and storage of fabrics will also be addressed. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

englanddesign.com

Pictorial Quilts: Artistry Through Appliqué (Lecture/Demo), #65504

Pictorial Quilts: Artistry Through Appliqué (Lecture/Demo) – #65504

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 4
Teacher: David Taylor
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Join David Taylor for an in-depth look into his quiltmaking process. Learn how he creates appliqué art quilts that look like paintings but only use fabric and thread. From pattern drawing to binding the quilt, every step is included in this lecture/demo event. David’s technique requires only a love of fabric and quilting and a little bit of patience. Join him for this funny and informative morning and leave with the knowledge to make your own beautiful quilts.

davidtaylorquilts.com

Playing with Color: A Color Lesson and Trunk Show, #62806

Playing with Color: A Color Lesson and Trunk Show – #62806

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12/13
Teacher: Cindy Grisdela
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Cindy Grisdela is an award-winning artist who is happiest in her studio surrounded by piles of colorful fabrics. In this lecture and trunk show, she will use examples of her work over the last 30 years to take away some of the mystery of choosing colors effectively for your quilts. Not sure what colors “go together?” This is the lecture to reduce your stress about color! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

cindygrisdela.com

Quilter’s Link, #LINK

Quilter’s Link – #LINK

Day: Wednesday, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Room 12/13
Teacher: Bonnie Browning
Level: All levels
Member: FREE Retail: FREE

 


Start your visit to Charleston by learning tips for getting around the event, the Charleston Area Convention Center, and the city of Charleston, South Carolina. AQS QuiltWeek® staff and representatives from the Charleston Area Convention Center and the Charleston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will give you the information you need to find your classrooms, find the food court, and enjoy all the exhibits. If you start here, the rest of your visit will be a breeze! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

quiltweek.com

Quilts of Valor II: Free Film Viewing, #62807

Quilts of Valor II: Free Film Viewing – #62807

Day: Thursday, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12/13
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. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

iptv.org/quilts-of-valor

Quilts Rule with Rulerwork! Home Machine Quilting, #68506

Quilts Rule with Rulerwork! Home Machine Quilting – #68506

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 8/9
Teacher: Jane Hauprich
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Take your domestic machine free-motion quilting to the next level by adding rulerwork. You will learn how to adapt longarm rulers and use them on your domestic machine to get perfect designs and precision within your quilting. Learn which rulers work best and how to add great texture and designs to your quilts by using different rulers mixed with free-motion quilting! This is a great class for confident beginners, intermediate, and advanced quilters.

stitchbystitchcustomquilting.com

 

Santa Fe Stonework Quilt: Precision Piecing, #67106t

Santa Fe Stonework Quilt: Precision Piecing – #67106t

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cooper Room (Embassy Suites)
Teacher: David Taylor
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Pattern Fee)


Now is your chance to learn precision piecing on your home sewing machine. Learn how to get accurate results with David’s guidelines for fabric preparation and precision cutting. Students will be able to complete one 18″ block in this full-day workshop. You’ll have a great time learning and laughing with David Taylor in this fun and eye-opening class!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

davidtaylorquilts.com

 

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Santa Pooch: Picture Piece a Furry Friend, #67508

Santa Pooch: Picture Piece a Furry Friend – #67508

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 10/11
Teacher: Cynthia England
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


This cute Christmas weenie dog has attitude! Learn the Picture Piecing technique from the lady that developed it. This is not foundation-pieced! It is sewn with straight seams and is such a fun and forgiving process! You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish with Cynthia’s award-winning technique, and you’ll love making this fast and easy quilt. The completed quilt will be 26½” x 18½”.

englanddesign.com

 

Scrumptious Star Stitchery: Paper Foundation Piecing, #67109f

Scrumptious Star Stitchery: Paper Foundation Piecing – #67109f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Wando Room (Embassy Suites)
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Handout Fee)


This class is especially tailored for the novice paper foundation piecer. Working with one of Gail’s designs, learn the ins and outs of this fascinating technique that enables you to stitch very complex designs with ease and accuracy.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

gailgarber.com

 

Simple Pictorial Hand Appliqué, #63102w

Simple Pictorial Hand Appliqué – #63102w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 4
Teacher: David Taylor
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


This class teaches David’s hand appliqué technique using freezer-paper templates. His method involves layering the appliqué shapes, paying attention to concave curves, and avoiding evil points! Learn David’s award-winning technique in this day full of fun and artistry. A variety of kits are available.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

davidtaylorquilts.com

 

Stylish Free-Motion Quilting, #62801

Stylish Free-Motion Quilting – #62801

Day: Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12/13
Teacher: Cindy Grisdela
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Are you curious about using different stitch motifs in your free-motion quilting? Author and award-winning artist Cindy Grisdela shows you how in this fun lecture. Put different motifs in different areas of your quilt or mix it up all in the same space! Cindy uses her quilts as examples to give you ideas you can put to use in your next quilt. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

cindygrisdela.com

The Power and Secrets of Color, #62803

The Power and Secrets of Color – #62803

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12/13
Teacher: Melinda Bula
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Have you ever wanted to build your confidence in knowing how to pick just the right colors? Why is it that some people can just gravitate to the right color and others struggle? Learn how the artist looks at color and the science behind color. Melinda will demonstrate how this color magic works and give you more color confidence than you had before. Learn some of these color tricks that are sure to help you when making your next quilt. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

melindabula.com

Threadology 101 with Superior Threads, #62809

Threadology 101 with Superior Threads – #62809

Day: Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12/13
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. 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, but you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

superiorthreads.com

Tile Table Runner Twins, #67110f

Tile Table Runner Twins – #67110f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 8/9
Teacher: Sue Pelland
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110


Do you have a friend who is new to quilting? Bring them with you to this fun class perfect for pairs! Whether you come alone or with a partner, you’ll love learning Sue’s quick and easy techniques for rotary cutting shapes and fusing to make a quilt. Plus, you’ll leave with something beautiful for your home! You and a friend can make two table runners or join forces to make a baby quilt. This is a great class for everyone and the perfect opportunity to bring a buddy to class. Laughs, learning, and lots of fun make this a class not to be missed! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday. If you bring a friend to class, both people must register in order to have a seat.

suepellanddesigns.com

 

To Cover Military and Veterans Touched by War: Quilts of Valor®, #62808

To Cover Military and Veterans Touched by War: Quilts of Valor® – #62808

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Room 12/13
Teacher: Sue Reich and Ann Holte
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 at 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

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour, #TOUR

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour – #TOUR

Day: Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Room Show
Teacher: Liz Hammonds
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


Be the first to see the winning quilts and get a special up-close tour with AQS Director of Education, Liz Hammonds. Enjoy an intimate tour of the Special Exhibits and learn where each quilt came from and the inspiration behind the artwork. You’ll get a chance to ask questions and get up-close photographs of the quilts before class starts and the crowds roll in! Don’t miss your chance to become a know-it-all about the quilts and be first to see the amazing quilts on display!

quiltweek.com

Waterfall Quilt: Picture Piecing, #67111f

Waterfall Quilt: Picture Piecing – #67111f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 10/11
Teacher: Cynthia England
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Cynthia and create one of the beautiful designs from her Scenic America series. This design is 26″ X 36″, made using the Picture Piecing technique. Learn how to create a realistic picture using only straight line stitching. Cynthia shares tips and tricks to make the process not only doable, but enjoyable!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

englanddesign.com

 

 

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