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!

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Beginning Your Longarm Journey: Longarm Quilting for Beginners, #68101w

Beginning Your Longarm Journey: Longarm Quilting for Beginners – #68101w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 6/7
Teacher: Jane Hauprich
Level: Beginner
Member: $248 Retail: $310
(Plus Kit Fee)


Have you always wanted to try your hand at a longarm machine? Or are you new to free-motion quilting and want to learn easy, yet effective, designs to make your quilting come to life? This is the class for you! Join Jane for a fun-filled day with lots of hands-on time. Start the day by learning the basics. Jane will teach you how to load the machine, get your threads and tension right, and square up your piece for perfection. Then, you’ll get to quilting on your very own machine! Jane will teach you the basics of free-motion quilting on a longarm, including stops and starts, fillers, and great “go to” designs to help you start your longarm quilting journey. You’ll spend the day on your own machine and leave with a wealth of new skills! One student per machine.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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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.

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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

 

Clever Clamshells Quilt: Fast and Easy Appliqué, #63501

Clever Clamshells Quilt: Fast and Easy Appliqué – #63501

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Wando Room (Embassy Suites)
Teacher: Sue Pelland
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Handout Fee)


Clamshells are a popular design motif this year! Use a rotary cutting and fusible appliqué method to make this complex shape seem effortless! Learn to cut two types of fusible clam shells for quilts, blocks, or borders. A pillow-size sample will be made in class, with time to learn to stitch fusible appliqué by machine.

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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.

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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 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.

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Learn Free-Motion Quilting on the Domestic Machine, #68502

Learn Free-Motion Quilting on the Domestic Machine – #68502

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 8/9
Teacher: Cindy Grisdela
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $56 Retail: $70

 


If you’re ready to take the plunge into quilting your own quilts and getting them done faster, this is the class for you! Students will learn a variety of stitch motifs to use with a regular home sewing machine. Add interesting texture to your unfinished projects such as spirals, pebbles, fans, seashells, and waves, plus combinations of different motifs. No need to make sample blocks; you will use inexpensive squares of felt to experiment with different stitching techniques and motifs, and you’ll have the squares to take with you as reference for practice at home. Do not miss your chance to finally conquer free-motion quilting!

cindygrisdela.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.

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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

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.

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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

 

Slow Stitching: Beginning Hand Stitches, #65502

Slow Stitching: Beginning Hand Stitches – #65502

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 5
Teacher: Cynthia Wismann
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Slow down a little and learn simple hand stitches to make beautiful projects for quilts, home decorating, bags, and even garments. You will be stitching on a hand-painted piece of fabric big enough to make a conversation pillow. The painted design teaches you how to create movement and shadowing with threads, and you will leave class with the confidence to take hand stitching with you wherever you go.

fiberartchix.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

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!

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