Anna’s Starflake Quilt: Faux Paper Piecing for Beautiful Points, #57505

Anna’s Starflake Quilt: Faux Paper Piecing for Beautiful Points – #57505

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Nancy McNally
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)


Is paper piecing on your bucket list? Sign up for Anna’s Starflake so you check that off! It is easy to paper piece, and you’ll achieve beautiful star points. Paper piecing offers the most precise piecing; all you have to do is stitch on the dashed line! During class time, Nancy will offer a bonus: she will show you how to take a unit from the block to create different blocks and create a different border, which you can use in your future projects. Don’t miss this fun and information-packed class!

nancymcnallyquilts.com

 

 

Autumn Basket with Wool Appliqué, #53503

Autumn Basket with Wool Appliqué – #53503

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Vicki McCarty
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Relax and enjoy hand appliqué while making this beautiful pillow. Wool adds fun, texture, and dimension to your project that new and experienced appliqéurs will love! Vicki will share her tips and tricks for wool appliqué, and you will learn new decorative hand stitches and beading to make this fun and colorful project. Pillow finishes at 18″ square.

calicopatchdesigns.com

 

Beginning Machine Quilting on the Home Machine, #58107w

Beginning Machine Quilting on the Home Machine – #58107w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Cindy Needham
Level: Beginner
Member: $80 Retail: $100

 


If you want to learn how to free-motion quilt, join Cindy for this fun, information-packed class, where you will leave with a solid foundational knowledge and rhythm to help you on your way to machine quilting. The entire morning will be spent learning about threads, batting, setting up your workspace, and more. The entire afternoon will be spent learning how to get your special “hum-purr” rhythm, which has proven to be the secret to beautiful quilting. Basic freeform feathering instruction will also be provided.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

cindyneedham.com

 

Bird Collage: Create a Collage Quilt, #55103w

Bird Collage: Create a Collage Quilt – #55103w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Marina Landi
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join award-winning quilt artist Marina Landi and create your very own collage quilt. You’ll learn how to reproduce an image using features of the fabric print to emphasize your design details and textures. Marina will help you understand how color and value add depth and realism to any quilt. You’ll have a blast playing with color and prints in fabric to make your one-of-a-kind work of art.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Chicks’ Night Out: Wool Fusing and Free-Motion Sketching, #56501

Chicks’ Night Out: Wool Fusing and Free-Motion Sketching – #56501

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Trish Stuart
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Trish for a fun class where creativity is the word of the day! You’ll create your own freeform chicks and flowers out of colorful hand-dyed wool fused to luscious, dark, medium-weight linen. Then learn to thread-sketch on a domestic machine by creating the landscape and whimsical details for your chicks and flowers. This is a great way to gain confidence in free-motion stitching, and you’ll leave with a project you’re proud of. Trish’s easy-to-follow instructions will make it easy for you to grow your personal stitching style and develop muscle memory for future projects.

trishstuart.com

 

Constellation Quilt: Fun with Star Blocks, #57104w

Constellation Quilt: Fun with Star Blocks – #57104w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Judi Kirk
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)


Create a unique constellation by making your choice of star blocks in different sizes, then scatter your own design across the quilt top. Judi will focus on ways to improve accuracy so that the small blocks look good, and she will provide lots of star designs for inspiration. This project appeals to both traditional and modern quilters and is suitable for quilters of all levels. You can create designs based on simple patterns or more challenging ones. A great variety of fabric styles and colors are suitable, so let your creativity shine! The workshop sample measures 44″ x 60″, but you can make the quilt in any shape or size you desire. Don’t want to make a whole quilt? Just bring scraps and work through the exercises to improve your piecing skills.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

judikirk.com

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Crazy Quilt Basics: Piecing and Embroidery, #57101w

Crazy Quilt Basics: Piecing and Embroidery – #57101w

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


Create a beautiful crazy quilt square using the Montano Center Piece Method of machine piecing for the basework. Judith will show you how to create fan shapes, convex/concave circles, and mitered rectangles to create an overall mosaic look. In the afternoon, learn embroidery and embellishments to make your quilt sparkle!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

judithbakermontano.com

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Creating Collages: Design a Fabric Collage from a Photo, #55504

Creating Collages: Design a Fabric Collage from a Photo – #55504

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Trish Stuart
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Trish for a fun evening and learn how to create a fabric collage while constructing a simple and easy pear. Find out what makes an image a candidate for a collage, how to break the photo out into segments, and how to choose fabrics that work. Then learn Trish’s user-friendly and flexible method for placing the pieces. If you’ve been curious as to how collage quilts go from photo to fiber art, this is the class for you!

trishstuart.com

 

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!

Students may park in the Farmer’s Market lot next to the Museum or take the free National Quilt Museum van to and from the Convention Center. The van runs from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and picks up at the AQS Shuttle Stop.

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!

latifahsaafirstudios.com

 

Designing with Freeform Shapes, #52803

Designing with Freeform Shapes – #52803

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20
(Plus Kit Fee)


Do you want to break out 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 design 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.

gailgarber.com

 

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.

Students may park in the Farmer’s Market lot next to the Museum or take the free National Quilt Museum van to and from the Convention Center. The van runs from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and picks up at the AQS Shuttle Stop.

nancymahoney.com

 

Feelin’ Crabby Quilt: Pictorial Fun with New York Beauties, #57502

Feelin’ Crabby Quilt: Pictorial Fun with New York Beauties – #57502

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Linda J. Hahn
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Take a trip to the beach and have some fun learning Linda’s one-pin technique for making New York Beauty blocks! Then take those blocks and create a pieced background for a beach scene! Kick up your project by adding some shells, fish, and other details to create your own beachy scene.

froghollowdesigns.com

 

Field of Flowers Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #57107w

Field of Flowers Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing – #57107w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Cynthia England
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)


Learn the Picture Piecing technique from the creator! Beautiful wildflowers were the inspiration for this design. Cynthia will guide you through the process which uses only straight lines; no insetting. Sewing is on the right side and there is no paper to pick out, because this technique does not use foundation piecing! Come join Cynthia for a fun day of sewing with friends and make something beautiful.  

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

englanddesign.com

 

Free-Motion Domestic Machine Quilting: How Do You Do That?, #52804

Free-Motion Domestic Machine Quilting: How Do You Do That? – #52804

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Frieda Anderson
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


In this one-hour lecture and Powerpoint® presentation, Frieda will show you how she uses her sewing machine to achieve beautiful award-winning machine-quilted designs. Frieda will teach you how to choose the right thread, needles, and batting for your project, then cover how to baste your large quilts without all the fuss. You’ll be inspired by a trunk show of Frieda’s award-winning quilts and patterns as you gain your machine quilting confidence. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

friestyle.com

From Hands Alone: History of an Antique Quilt Collection, #52802

From Hands Alone: History of an Antique Quilt Collection – #52802

Day: Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
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

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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Intro to Free-Motion Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine, #58125w

Intro to Free-Motion Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine – #58125w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson 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, she 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 & 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.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

sariditty.com

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Patten-ted Tips and Tricks for the True Longarm Beginner (First Offering), #58105w

Patten-ted Tips and Tricks for the True Longarm Beginner (First Offering) – #58105w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: Beginner
Member: $248 Retail: $310
(Plus Kit Fee)


After years of longarm quilting, Sue has developed a few skills that she would like to share with beginners. Everyone will get their own longarm to work with for the whole day, so get ready for a fun-filled day of hands-on learning! This class begins by covering the basics: Sue will teach you about mounting and floating, squaring off a quilt so that it is square every time, and choosing the perfect thread, needles, and batting. Then, you will learn how to master free-motion quilting so that no matter what the project is, you’ll be saying, “No problem; I can quilt that!” You’ll learn about tension, texture, and balance while getting a full day’s experience on a longarm machine, no sharing required!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

suepattenquilts.com

 

Playing with Value: Learn to Master Color in Your Work, #55102w

Playing with Value: Learn to Master Color in Your Work – #55102w

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


Join Katie for the day and take the mystery out of color! You’ll learn to work with a full range of values to create depth and illumination in your quilts. Discover the importance of the light-lights and the power of the very-darks then learn how to make the colors in between enhance their impact. You will work with grays, black-and-white prints, and color. The knowledge gained will influence how you look at value and colors in your future works. Understanding color will take your quilts to the next level!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

katiepm.com

 

Quilter’s Gala Featuring Victoria Findlay Wolfe, #GALA

Quilter’s Gala Featuring Victoria Findlay Wolfe – #GALA

Day: Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Walker Hall
Teacher: Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Level: All levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35

 


The 35th Anniversary Celebration continues on Wednesday evening with Victoria Findlay Wolfe, followed by the presentation of awards presented to the winners of the Fall Paducah quilt contest. Listen as Victoria inspires you with a short and fun lecture while you have desserts with quilting friends. You’ll love being part of the celebration! Then hear about the winning quilts as voted on by you!

vfwquilts.com

Ready, Set, Sew! Learn to Quilt on Your Home Machine (First Offering), #58503

Ready, Set, Sew! Learn to Quilt on Your Home Machine (First Offering) – #58503

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Pat Delaney
Level: Beginner
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Handout Fee)


Rev up with machine quilting! Pat will introduce students to the basic machine skills that will shift their quilting into high gear! Topics include machine setup, needle and thread choices, free-motion, stippling, stencils, and much more, all done in a stress-free atmosphere. Whether you are a complete beginner or just feel intimidated by it all, join Pat and improve your skills.

crabtreelane.com

 

Sea Salt Quilt: Quick and Perfect Piecing, #57506

Sea Salt Quilt: Quick and Perfect Piecing – #57506

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Linda J. Hahn
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Sea Salt is a beautiful traditional wall quilt – and believe it or not, it’s made with one block! Linda will teach you how to use color and fabric placement to create a stunning piece with only one block. You’ll learn how to make your piecing ridiculously quick and accurate suing one of her favorite piecing notions. One evening with Linda and you’ll leave with brand-new techniques, a ton of laughs, and a project you can be proud of.

froghollowdesigns.com

 

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.

gailgarber.com

 

Threadology 101 with Superior Threads, #52801

Threadology 101 with Superior Threads – #52801

Day: Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Superior Threads
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. This 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

Tickle Me with Feathers! Domestic Machine Quilting, #58502

Tickle Me with Feathers! Domestic Machine Quilting – #58502

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


You’ve been waiting to learn how to stitch beautiful feathers! We will begin with a basic feather shape and then see how many variations we can devise. Pat will discuss feathers for all types of quilts, including traditional, modern, and whimsical. Practice makes perfect, and a few tips will take you to the next level. You will fit them into various shapes on your quilts and discuss threads to enhance your feathers. This is a worry-free class that will have you swirling and twirling those plumes like a pro.

crabtreelane.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

 

Tweaking Batiking: Dye Your Own Batik Fabrics, #55101w

Tweaking Batiking: Dye Your Own Batik Fabrics – #55101w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Paducah School of Art and Design
Teacher: Cindy Lohbeck
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)


Explore the world of water-soluble resists as we stamp and stencil our way into one-of-a kind prints and patterns. Learn about dye-paint and use several different resists (potato dextrin, corn dextrin, cassava root gel, and soy wax) to create unique batik-like effects the easy way!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

handsonhanddyes.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

 

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