Crowdsource Your Quilting: Bring a Top and Design with Friends!, #58504

Crowdsource Your Quilting: Bring a Top and Design with Friends! – #58504

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Museum S1
Teacher: Ebony Love
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Do you have quilt tops laying around unquilted because you can’t figure out what to do with them? In this class, Ebony will talk you through how to select and combine designs, size them appropriately for your space, and audition designs on your quilt top. Bring one of your unfinished quilt tops and let’s see if Ebony, plus a room full of like-minded people, can help you get unstuck!

lovebugstudios.com

 

Curves Made Easy: Perfect Piecing Every Time, #57503

Curves Made Easy: Perfect Piecing Every Time – #57503

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Latifah Saafir
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Gain confidence sewing curves by learning how to use The Clammy™ 10″ template to cut Quarter Circles, Half Circles, and Full Circles. Latifah will show you her no-fear method for piecing these curves so you can leave with the confidence to put curves into your quilts. Join Latifah for the afternoon and make this fun mini quilt!

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Designing Quilts in EQ8: Electric Quilt 8, #59103f

Designing Quilts in EQ8: Electric Quilt 8 – #59103f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Museum S2
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)


Explore designing quilts in Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) using a variety of settings. You’ll learn how to add different border and sashing styles to create amazing quilts. Discover how to adjust the block and border size in the quilt, set blocks, use the Symmetry tool, add alternate blocks, and use the fabric tools to add color to your quilt. You will gain confidence in designing quilts in this fun and informative setting.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

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Emilie Mini Messenger Bag, #59551

Emilie Mini Messenger Bag – #59551

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Jessica VanDenburgh
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


This mini messenger bag is the perfectly sized everyday bag. It is great for adults and teens! Learn the basis of bagmaking, including construction, hardware, and zippers. You’ll leave with a beautiful bag with two pockets and a fully adjustable strap!

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EQ8 Basics and Beyond: Electric Quilt 8, #59101w

EQ8 Basics and Beyond: Electric Quilt 8 – #59101w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Museum S2
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)


In this class, students will learn the basics of EQ. Using your laptop computer, you’ll learn how to use color tools, EQ libraries, Block worktable, and Quilt worktable. See how to set blocks in a quilt layout, add borders, and audition fabrics. This class includes content covered in class #59504.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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EQ8: Learn the Basics of Electric Quilt, #59504

EQ8: Learn the Basics of Electric Quilt – #59504

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Museum S2
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)


In this class, students will learn the basics of EQ. Using your laptop you’ll learn how to use color tools, EQ libraries, Block worktable, and Quilt worktable. See how to set blocks in a quilt layout, add borders, and audition fabrics. Learn why quilters everywhere are designing their masterpieces in Electric Quilt! This class covers much of the same basic content in class #59101.

nancymahoney.com

 

Fifteen Free-Motion Fillers on the Longarm, #58511

Fifteen Free-Motion Fillers on the Longarm – #58511

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


Get started free-motion quilting on a longarm machine with basic fills you’ll use again and again. Get in the rhythm of stitching repeatable designs and adjusting them to fill any space. Learn when and where to mark quilts for grid-based and proportional designs. Understand how to combine designs for flow and continuity and gain the confidence needed to stitch them onto any project.

lovebugstudios.com

 

Fills and Fancies: Expand Your Domestic Machine Quilting Vocabulary, #58516

Fills and Fancies: Expand Your Domestic Machine Quilting Vocabulary – #58516

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Pat Delaney
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Handout Fee)


Tired of the same old stippling? Perk up your machine quilting with a new vocabulary of designs for filling spaces and backgrounds. Heirloom quilting is done with little or no marking, and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish with a few go-to techniques. By the time class is over, you will end up with a portfolio of stitches to get your creativity flowing.

crabtreelane.com

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Free-Motion Quilting Confidence Booster, #58514

Free-Motion Quilting Confidence Booster – #58514

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Catherine Redford
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)


Discover the magic of free-motion machine quilting! After drawing your design on paper, you’ll put the feed dogs down and begin stitching on premade quilt sandwiches in a relaxed, no-criticism-allowed setting. You’ll try lots of different allover designs to find your personal favorites. Add some feathers for a final flourish. This class is designed to give the beginning or hesitant machine quilter a confidence boost, ready to return home and practice.

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Fun Feather Foundations on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine, #58526

Fun Feather Foundations on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine – #58526

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Sarah Thomas
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Are you new to quilting or comfortable with basic free-motion quilting and now want to add a few feathers to your quilt tops? Join Sarah as she takes you through a handful of feather motifs and styles that work well together and can be customized to each individual’s likes and abilities. This class will have you both drawing and working on the machine to determine your personal feather style as well as learning various techniques to create feather blocks, borders, and motifs. You will be sharing a BERNINA Q20 sit-down longarm machine with a partner in this hands-on class.

sariditty.com

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Happy Scrappy Improv Quilt, #58501

Happy Scrappy Improv Quilt – #58501

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Catherine Redford
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Have you looked at improv quilts and not known where to start? Take a bag of scraps and add a neutral solid and some happy thoughts! Students will look at a few examples, discuss some techniques including adding narrow strips and gentle curved piecing, and get to stitching! Everyone will go home well on the way to having a small wallhanging ready to quilt.

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Have a Heart Quilt: Use Your Machine for Reverse Appliqué, #53506

Have a Heart Quilt: Use Your Machine for Reverse Appliqué – #53506

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


Reverse appliqué gives a unique dimensional look to your quilted piece! The design is created in the background fabric peeking out of the top fabric. When you do it by machine, it takes no time at all. 

Learn the quick and easy steps in Margaret’s Trace, Snip, Irons and Stitch process to machine reverse appliqué, and get pointers on how to satin stitch like a pro. See the beauty of the 6″ Reverse Appliqué block for the Snowy Hearts table runner (21 ½” x 35 ½”) revealed as you stitch.  Come be empowered as you make a Heart block! Make it in red and soft grey/white as Margaret did, or reimagine it in your own colors. Learn with others and experience the fun and beauty of reverse appliqué by machine.

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Mega Impact with Micro Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine, #58527

Mega Impact with Micro Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine – #58527

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson 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 miniature in this class. From micro-stippling to pebbles, radiator coils, and more, Sarah will help you navigate through the many miniature options and also combine average-sized designs with micro quilting to achieve a stunning finished result. Just like handwriting, everyone’s micro-quilting will have its own unique variations, so there’s no wrong way to achieve your micro quilted ‘signature.’ We’ll 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.

sariditty.com

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Molehills Quilt: Learn Curved Piecing, #57118f

Molehills Quilt: Learn Curved Piecing – #57118f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Latifah Saafir
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Handout Fee)


Join Latifah for a fun class for beginners and experienced quilters alike. Tackle curved piecing and learn a relaxed version of foundation paper piecing while piecing a baby- or throw-sized Molehills quilt. This pattern has several options, including a paper-pieced version and an improv version. Students will be guided to mix and match to make it their own. This is the perfect opportunity to conquer curved piecing and leave with something beautiful!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

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Orange Peel Quilt: Fun and Easy Piecing, #57511

Orange Peel Quilt: Fun and Easy Piecing – #57511

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Latifah Saafir
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Learn to piece this classic quilt block as we make a fun and versatile pillow, or start on a larger Orange Peel quilt project! Learn how easy it is to cut and piece this shape using The Clammy™ 10″ template. You’ll love learning how easy it is to sew this beautiful block. It looks amazing in any fabric, and you’ll leave with the confidence to use Orange Peels again and again!

latifahsaafirstudios.com

 

Ruler Basics and Beyond on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine, #58530

Ruler Basics and Beyond on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine – #58530

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson 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!

sariditty.com

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Something Fishy: Fun and Easy Paper Piecing, #57508

Something Fishy: Fun and Easy Paper Piecing – #57508

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Come make this cute little fishy in rainbow-bright colors! This design is perfect for a baby quilt or a wallhanging. Students will learn several different paper piecing techniques in the single block that contains several elements: Flying Geese, Pointy Dudes, simple appliqué, and 3-D design. A pattern will be provided for a larger quilt so you can expand on your new skills at home. Registration includes the March 2017 issue of AQ Magazine with this pattern printed inside.

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Spring Love Quilt: Reverse Appliqué by Machine, #53504

Spring Love Quilt: Reverse Appliqué by Machine – #53504

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Margaret Willingham
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Reverse appliqué gives a unique dimensional look to your quilted piece! The design is created in the background fabric peeking out of the top fabric. When you do it by machine, it takes no time at all. 

Learn the quick and easy steps in Margaret’s Trace, Snip, Iron, and Stitch process to machine reverse appliqué, and get pointers on how to satin stitch like a pro. See the beauty of the 12″ Reverse Appliqué block, Spring Love, for Flowers in the Wind XV (18″ x 42″) revealed as you stitch. Come be empowered as you make the Spring Love block! Make it in purple and pink as Margaret did, or reimagine it in your own colors. Learn with others and experience the fun and beauty of reverse appliqué by machine.

eobquiltdesign.com

 

The Farm: Cut and Raw-Edge Fuse, #53501

The Farm: Cut and Raw-Edge Fuse – #53501

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Museum S1
Teacher: Frieda Anderson
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Home is where the heart is. In this workshop, participants will cut and raw-edge fuse a simple, yet elegant design reminiscent of times gone by. The farm, the fields, and a sunflower provide inspiration. The specially hand-dyed, 100% cotton fabric is provided in a kit, so only a few supplies are necessary to enjoy the experience. Spend the morning with Frieda and make something beautiful!

friestyle.com

 

Think Big, Quilt Small: Microquilting on the Longarm, #58519

Think Big, Quilt Small: Microquilting on the Longarm – #58519

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


Make your quilting stand out with these miniaturized designs! Micro quilting adds texture and interest to the background and helps to fill in negative space so your main design pops. Learn how to scale down your free-motion quilting to fit, and get the tips and techniques you need to make your microquilting successful. This class will have you thinking about micro quilting in a whole new way. The possibilities are endless, and you’ll love learning techniques to make your quilts truly stand out.

lovebugstudios.com

 

Tourist Tote Bag: Make Your Own Fashion, #59550

Tourist Tote Bag: Make Your Own Fashion – #59550

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Jessica VanDenburgh
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)


The Tourist Tote Bag is perfect for the beginner bagmaker or an experienced sewer looking for a quick and easy project. In class, you will learn how to make this simple tote that’s great for quilt shows, shopping, the gym, or work. They make great gifts, too! Come join Jessica and learn how to make a bag that you’ll love taking home with you! Plus, the skills you learn in class can be used in other bags again and again.

sewmanycreationsny.com

 

Walk the Line: Straight-Line Rulers on the Longarm, #58506

Walk the Line: Straight-Line Rulers on the Longarm – #58506

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


Straight lines are one of the most challenging tasks on the longarm machine, and mastering this skill takes time and practice. But have no fear: Ebony has the information to make straight-line quilting easy, fun, and rewarding! Learn how to confidently create straight lines using reference points on a quilt, then use those lines to create stunning patterns and designs. Plus, get tips and tools for using rulers safely and confidently on your next project.

lovebugstudios.com

 

Wayfinder Block Party: Piece and Exchange with Friends, #58520

Wayfinder Block Party: Piece and Exchange with Friends – #58520

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Ebony Love
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Make new friends, swap fabric, and learn a new quilt block in this fun and energizing class. We’ll be making blocks, slicing them up, and exchanging them in class. This class is perfect for those precuts languishing in your stash. The best part: perfectly matching seams are not required! Spend a fun Saturday morning trading fabric and swapping stories with all your quilting friends.

lovebugstudios.com

 

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