Abstracting from Nature, #45106f

Abstracting from Nature – #45106f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook AB
Teacher: Jane Sassaman
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110

 


Join Jane for the day and examine a wide variety of artistic interpretations of nature, then practice manipulating natural forms yourself. Through a series of exercises, you will experiment with abstraction and exaggeration to capture the essence and energy of your favorite flora and achieve dramatic visual effects. Drawing skills are not needed, but participants should have a strong interest in developing their own design language and unique visual symbols. This class is especially beneficial for the drawing impaired and the tragically literal. This class will change your view of the design process and open your eyes to brand-new possibilities.

This full-day class includes show admission on Friday.

janesassaman.com

 

An Evening with Margaret Solomon Gunn: Trunk Show, #42203

An Evening with Margaret Solomon Gunn: Trunk Show – #42203

Day: Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Margaret Solomon Gunn
Level: All levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35

 


Join Margaret for an evening of fun and see the quilts that have won ribbons in major quilt shows again and again. She will go through her trunk of quilts in detail and tell you how she came up with the design for these amazing works of art. You are sure to walk away with tons of knowledge, as well as the inspiration to make your own award-winning quilts!

mainelyquiltsoflove.com

Beautiful Backgrounds: Grid-Based Fills on the Longarm, #48508

Beautiful Backgrounds: Grid-Based Fills on the Longarm – #48508

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
Teacher: Margaret Solomon Gunn
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


The structure and uniformity of grid-based backgrounds have been a favorite of Margaret’s for years, appearing often in her competitive quilts. Join her in learning two dozen background fills that will give your quilting the look and repeatability of a masterpiece. Patterns based on Japanese sashiko designs, as well as more modern designs, will be presented. Don’t miss this chance to stock up on endless quilting options.

Two students per machine.

mainelyquiltsoflove.com

 

Bicycle Art Quilt, #47115f

Bicycle Art Quilt – #47115f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery CD
Teacher: Sally Manke
Level: Intermediate
Member: $80 Retail: $100

 


Use all of your quilting skills and learn some brand-new ones to create this delightful art quilt. Learn the tips and tricks of this project, which include piecing, Dresden plate, bias tape creation, fabric weaving, and unique fusible and raw-edge appliqué. You’ll be amazed by what you can create with some simple tricks, and you’ll be on your way to a finished art quilt!

This full-day class includes show admission for Friday.

sallymanke.com

 

Building Community Through Quilts, #42811

Building Community Through Quilts – #42811

Day: Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Maria Shell
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


In 2014, Maria Shell spent two months as an artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, North Carolina. While there, she worked weekly with a formerly chronically homeless community now living in Moore Place. By teaching basic sewing skills, she developed a relationship with the residents of Moore Place that eventually led to the making of a community quilt that celebrated the residents and their journey towards finding a home and a community. Share her wonderful story and become inspired to change your own communities through the magic of quilts. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

mariashell.com

Certified Appraisers’ Practices and Procedures, #44502f

Certified Appraisers’ Practices and Procedures – #44502f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Monroe BC
Teacher: Carol Butzke and Gerald Roy
Level: Advanced
Member: $100 Retail: $125

 


This class (seminar format) is designed to provide a forum for AQS Certified Appraisers to gather, discuss, and stay current with up-to-date information regarding those issues affecting all appraisal situations, standards, and performance. Relevant topics will be introduced for discussion, allowing appraisers to share personal experiences with regards to current values, trends, styles, and techniques. Enrollment in the class is STRICTLY limited to AQS Certified Appraisers.

This full-day class includes show admission on Friday only.

americanquilter.com

 

Color: It’s Relative, #45509

Color: It’s Relative – #45509

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook EF
Teacher: Maria Shell
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Color is the one of the most important components of quiltmaking, but it’s something many quilters struggle with. Good news: Maria has the answers! This short and intense workshop is based on a series of mini-lectures and exercises designed to take your color usage to the next level. All students are welcome, and you’ll leave with the confidence to create amazing quilts filled with vibrant colors.

mariashell.com

 

Faux Appliqué with Paints: It’s ReMARKable!, #43506

Faux Appliqué with Paints: It’s ReMARKable! – #43506

Day: Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook EF
Teacher: Mark Sherman
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Mark and learn this “appliqué” method that is included in several of his prizewinning quilts. Mark uses silk paints and a special way of painting that even a novice quilter can master. Your work will look reMARKable, and you will look brilliant. Don’t miss your chance to master this amazing trick and take your quilts to the next level.

remarkablequilts.com

 

Half-Square Twisted Triangles: Use Your Precuts!, #47511

Half-Square Twisted Triangles: Use Your Precuts! – #47511

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Join Nancy in this fun and informative class. Students will learn ten different ways to make half-square triangle units! This stash-busting lap-size quilt is perfect for fat quarters (18″ x 22″) or fat eighths (9″ x 22″). The blocks are oh-so-easy to make and look great in any color combination. Finished quilt size: 53″ x 60″.

nancymahoney.com

 

Ice Crystals Quilt: 3-D Illusions, #47114f

Ice Crystals Quilt: 3-D Illusions – #47114f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Teacher: Karen Combs
Level: Intermediate
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


Spend the day with Karen and create an amazing 3-D quilt that will have your friends asking “How did you do that?” You will learn Karen’s special rotary cutting techniques along with tricks and tips for making this quilt of illusion. This is the perfect class for a quilter with sewing experience.

This full-day class includes show admission for Friday.

karencombs.com

 

Little Bird: Using Ink on Wholecloth, #45508

Little Bird: Using Ink on Wholecloth – #45508

Day: Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook CD
Teacher: Linda M. Poole
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Learn to paint, blend, and add whimsical details with ink pencils and inks on your wholecloth quilt top. Learn from Linda – an experienced painter and quilt instructor – how to make your quilt a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. This is a relaxing, doable, and fun project that will help you to learn how to paint on fabric!

lindampoole.com

 

Monarch Butterfly: Paint, Blend, and Shade, #45507

Monarch Butterfly: Paint, Blend, and Shade – #45507

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook CD
Teacher: Linda M. Poole
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Explore wholecloth painting with Linda! You will learn to paint, blend, and shade with Derwent® Inktense pencils and pigments, then add doodle designs to your butterfly to make it your one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Learning from Linda, an experienced painter and quilt instructor, will make this a class to remember and give you the confidence to use this technique again and again. She promises that “anyone can do this!”

lindampoole.com

 

Myra’s Window Boxes: “Paint” with Floral Prints, #47113f

Myra’s Window Boxes: “Paint” with Floral Prints – #47113f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook CD
Teacher: Lenore Crawford
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110

 


In this workshop, students will learn how to create beautiful window boxes using a basic Courthouse Steps block. The pattern was created by Lenore’s mother, Myra Moore, and is a unique design using floral prints as the flowers for the window box. Students will create Courthouse Steps blocks, then sew them together to create a finished art quilt. They can be configured three in a row, four in a square, or even three stacked vertically. Create as many as you like! Students can take their design home and finish putting it together with batting, backing, and borders.

This full-day class includes show admission for Friday.

lenorecrawford.com

 

Narrow Border, Big Design: Learn 20 Freehand Borders on the Longarm, #48509

Narrow Border, Big Design: Learn 20 Freehand Borders on the Longarm – #48509

Day: Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
Teacher: Margaret Solomon Gunn
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Margaret and explore how to get the most out of the smallest real estate. Students will learn and quilt nearly 20 fun and inventive freehand borders. You’ll never again be stumped on how to quilt those borders and sashings!

Two students per machine.

mainelyquiltsoflove.com

 

Patches of Glory: A Patriotic Quilt, #47110f

Patches of Glory: A Patriotic Quilt – #47110f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery EF
Teacher: Vicki McCarty
Level: All Levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)


Mix piecing and appliqué to make this spectacular wallhanging, all with Vicki’s new fabric line “Patches of Joy” by MARCUS Fabrics. Vicki designed her own tumbler template that makes this a fun and easy project to conquer. She will teach her tips and tricks for both piecing and appliqué, as well as decorative machine stitches for making this beautiful patriotic project. Quilt finishes at 32″ x 21″.

This full-day class includes show admission for Friday.

calicopatchdesigns.com

 

Quilt Dating Class, #44103f

Quilt Dating Class – #44103f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Chase Boardroom
Teacher: Carol Elmore
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100

 


Learn to date fabrics and quilt styles to the period of time in which they were made. Find out how to recognize quilt styles, patterns, techniques, and colors that help define different periods, from the early 1800s to the present day. Bring an antique quilt to class and learn more about your piece and those of others. You will gain knowledge about history as it relates to women and textiles, and will develop an eye for choosing reproduction fabrics to make your own period-style quilt.

This full-day class includes show admission on Friday.

americanquilter.com

 

Twirl-a-Tool Quilt: Fun and Easy Piecing, #47512

Twirl-a-Tool Quilt: Fun and Easy Piecing – #47512

Day: Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Teacher: Debbie Wendt
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Join Debbie and learn a new block for a unique quilt. This quilt is a great choice for all the bright fabrics you’ve been collecting! Pair the fabrics with a dark background or change it up with lights and solids for a modern twist. You’ll use the Brilliant Bindings© tool as a template in this easy-to-construct Twirl block. You’ll even get tips on the sashing and faux-piped binding that gives this quilt pop. Don’t miss your chance to learn something new and create this fun, twirly quilt.

wendtquilting.com

 

Two-Block Wonders: Double Your Quilting Fun, #42812

Two-Block Wonders: Double Your Quilting Fun – #42812

Day: Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Unlock the mystery and double your quilting fun by placing two different blocks side-by-side to create extraordinary quilts. You will learn how every quilter can make unique quilts, regardless of skill level. Nancy has made over 70 two-block quilts, and she will share her tips for successfully pairing blocks to create dazzling quilts. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

nancymahoney.com

Wearing Grannie’s Panties: A Trunk Show of Feedsack Quilts, #42809

Wearing Grannie’s Panties: A Trunk Show of Feedsack Quilts – #42809

Day: Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Lisa Erlandson
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Feedsacks, flour sacks, cotton sacks? No matter what you call them, these textile bags had a huge impact on the lives of those living in the first half of the 20th century. This program is a trunk show of feedsacks and feedsack quilts, with the history and many uses of feedsacks presented. You’ll love stepping back in time with these amazing quilts. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

lequilts.com

Women’s Work is Never Done, #42810

Women’s Work is Never Done – #42810

Day: Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Gerald Roy
Level: All levels
Member: $8 Retail: $10

 


Women’s Work is Never Done has been a popular event as part of AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, KY, for many years. This year, Gerald will exhibit some of the classic tops that have been favorites throughout the years, as well as adding many atypical antique quilt tops from the Pilgrim/Roy collection dating from 1840 to 1940. Come and enjoy this history-rich lecture that is sure to please! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

pilgrimroy.com

You CAN Free-Motion Quilt on a Domestic Machine! (Second Offering), #48110f

You CAN Free-Motion Quilt on a Domestic Machine! (Second Offering) – #48110f

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Teacher: Jenny K. Lyon
Level: Beginner
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)


Learn to free-motion quilt in a supportive and fun atmosphere on a home machine! Jenny’s approach is simple, approachable, and encouraging. You will work on five motifs that you can put on your own quilts, and each motif will teach a skillset useful for future quilting. Jenny will share numerous quilts, photos, and samples to illustrate what is taught in class, and you’ll even learn how to create the best setup for easy free-motion quilting. You can do this; come find out how!

This full-day class includes show admission for Friday.

quiltskipper.com

 

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