Adding Value to a Quilt During Creation, #42805

Adding Value to a Quilt During Creation – #42805

Day: Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Julia Fikse
Level: All levels
Member: $8 Retail: $10

 


Learn about quilt appraisals, the attributes that increase and decrease quilt value, and how to incorporate added value elements into your quilt during the creation process. Get an insider look at 2020 trends in home decór and learn why and how to incorporate these trends into new quilt designs and quiltmaking. This is an informative, fun, and inspiring lecture for the quilter who wants to increase the value of their quilts and the craft of quiltmaking as a whole. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes. There will be an optional kit available that includes: a pocket color wheel, color card, swatches, and trend sheet (while supplies last, $40).

quilt.ninja

Autumn Basket with Wool Appliqué, #43505

Autumn Basket with Wool Appliqué – #43505

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


Relax and learn hand appliqué while creating a beautiful hand-stitched pillow. Wool adds texture and dimension to any piece, and you’ll leave this class with the confidence to use wool again and again. Vicki will discuss how to embellish your project with beads, and you’ll love what you create in this fun and informative class.

calicopatchdesigns.com

 

Be Inspired to Try Something New: A Trunk Show, #42807

Be Inspired to Try Something New: A Trunk Show – #42807

Day: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Sally Manke
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Join award-winning fiber artist Sally Manke for a up-close look at her work. Enjoy a lighthearted presentation on what sparks her designs, what techniques she uses, and special materials and tips for you to create your own masterpiece. See a parade of quilts using confetti art, raw-edge appliqué, fiber painting, and mixed media techniques. These original designs will inspire you to step out of your box to try something new. You’ll even have a chance to ask questions about your own work. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

sallymanke.com

Become a Brilliant Binder, #48506

Become a Brilliant Binder – #48506

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Teacher: Debbie Wendt
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Create perfect bindings every time. Learn perfect mitered corners and no-fuss, smooth end seams with Debbie’s Brilliant Bindings© tool and technique. You’ll even learn steps for making continuous straight-of-grain and bias binding. The final process of stitching the binding to the back will be shown by hand and machine so everyone can do it at home. Binding samples will be made in class to use for future reference, and you’ll leave with a completely bound brag book incorporating all steps.

wendtquilting.com

 

Blooming Feathered Star Quilt: Perfect Your Piecing, #47107t

Blooming Feathered Star Quilt: Perfect Your Piecing – #47107t

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook CD
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: Intermediate
Member: $80 Retail: $100

 


This is the perfect class for any quilter wanting to improve their piecing. Nancy will walk students through step-by-step instructions with rotary cutting and piecing techniques for making accurate triangle squares. Her methods make short work of this tricky-looking block, and you’ll be so proud of what you can accomplish!

This full-day class includes show admission for Thursday.

nancymahoney.com

 

Chip Out of Every Block Quilt, #47508

Chip Out of Every Block Quilt – #47508

Day: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Teacher: Karen Combs
Level: Beginner
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


This class tackles a fun quilt of illusion, and it is so simple to make once you know how. Work on a throw that can grow to any size you wish! Let Karen show you how easy and fun it can be to create an intriguing quilt through a unique process of fabric placement and piecing.

karenccombs.com

 

Creating Mini Blended Fabric Collages, #45104t

Creating Mini Blended Fabric Collages – #45104t

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook AB
Teacher: Lenore Crawford
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


Using 1/2″ pieces of fabric and tweezers, students will create a blended design to take home and frame. These designs will have trees that will be enhanced with fabric paints. Lenore will supply all required supplies, including dozens of different fabrics, fabric paints, muslin to fuse the design to, and fabric for creating trees. The finished collage is about 5″ x 7″ and can be matted on an 8″ x 10″ mat board and framed. This is a technique you can use again and again, and you’ll leave with something you’re truly proud of.

This full-day class includes show admission for Thursday.

lenorecrawford.com

 

Dense & Dainty Freehand Fills on the Longarm, #48503

Dense & Dainty Freehand Fills on the Longarm – #48503

Day: Thursday, 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)


Explore the creation and quilting paths for a multitude of freehand background fills! You’ll learn several different fills that can fit any quilt and even gracefully take the place of a stipple. These are suitable for every quilt, from the very-traditional to today’s modern offerings! Don’t miss your chance to stock up on these fun and versatile quilting designs.

Two students per machine.

mainelyquiltsoflove.com

 

Fearless Feathers on the Longarm, #48504

Fearless Feathers on the Longarm – #48504

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


Spend the afternoon with Margaret and let her show you how simple feathers can be! This class is geared towards quilters who are new to stitching feathers and those who wish to improve their confidence in quilting feathers. Margaret will start at the beginning, teaching proper feathering technique. Then you will add a variety of different feather “customizations,” including variations to the spines and the feather fronds to tailor feathers to personal taste or the character of a quilt. You will be amazed at how your feathers improve in a very short time!

Two students per machine.

mainelyquiltsoflove.com

 

Free-Motion Feathers Four Ways on the Domestic Machine, #48107t

Free-Motion Feathers Four Ways on the Domestic Machine – #48107t

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


Learn how to create beautiful feathers to add to your own quilts. You’ll work on four different kinds of feathers that can be used on traditional, modern, contemporary, or art quilts. You CAN do feathers! Those with some free-motion experience will enjoy this class, but Jenny will break it down into baby steps that make creating feathers simple, easy, and fun!

This full-day class includes show admission for Thursday.

quiltskipper.com

 

Fun and Easy Walking Foot Trapunto, #48505

Fun and Easy Walking Foot Trapunto – #48505

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Teacher: Mark Sherman
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


In this innovative class, students will learn everything they need to know about doing machine trapunto work using a walking foot on their sewing machine. This class is designed for all levels of quilting experience because Mark takes all the fear out of learning to do machine trapunto work. This method is simple and fun and students will be amazed at the results of their own work. As a bonus, Mark will teach ReMARKable Tips at the end of the class, covering most everything he does as a quilter. Don’t miss this inspiring class!

remarkablequilts.com

 

Learn English Paper Piecing: Tumbling Block Fun, #47505

Learn English Paper Piecing: Tumbling Block Fun – #47505

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook EF
Teacher: Karen Combs
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


It’s old, but it’s brand-new! English Paper Piecing (or EPP) is all the rage! Why? Because this technique is easy, fast, accurate, and best of all, portable! It’s perfect for sitting and stitching, no matter where you are. Let Karen show you this popular technique while creating an amazing 3-D quilt. Frankly, Karen avoided this kind of piecing for years… until she tried it. Now she’s hooked and it is her “go-to” take-along project. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried it before; Karen will start at the beginning and teach you all the tricks and tips you need. CAUTION: You may become addicted to English Paper Piecing!

karenccombs.com

 

Mermaid Quilt: Fabric Painting with Ink Pencils and More, #45105t

Mermaid Quilt: Fabric Painting with Ink Pencils and More – #45105t

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook CD
Teacher: Linda M. Poole
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)


Come enjoy the day as Linda teaches you her techniques for fabric painting with inks, ink pencils, and ink blocks. Learn how to paint, blend, and shade your Mesmerizing Mermaid and start on your way to a stunning wallhanging. There is no need to know how to paint beforehand. Linda teaches everyone from beginners to those who are “in the know” and looking to add techniques to their repertoire. You’ll love finding your inner artist in this fun and enriching class.

This full-day class includes show admission for Thursday.

lindampoole.com

 

Moths and Moons Quilt, #43104t

Moths and Moons Quilt – #43104t

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery EF
Teacher: Jane Sassaman
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $88 Retail: $110

 


Spend the day with Jane Sassaman making marvelous moths! Each student will get a pattern and directions for making the Moths and Moons Quilt. Bring your favorite fabrics or purchase a kit from Jane’s stash of FreeSpirit designs to create one to three giant moths (approximately 27″ X 21″ each). You will learn Jane’s accessible appliqué method, which you can use again and again. Don’t miss this fun and artistic class!

This full-day class includes show admission for Thursday.

janesassaman.com

 

Playing with Tradition: Create New Works from Traditional Blocks, #47109t

Playing with Tradition: Create New Works from Traditional Blocks – #47109t

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Teacher: Maria Shell
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100

 


Using the basic components of design — line, shape, pattern, repetition, and color — you will explore how to manipulate common traditional quilt blocks into new and exciting compositions. Maria will lead you through the elements of design so you can be confident in expanding your creativity. Once you understand the basics, you’ll be amazed what you can make from a simple traditional block.

This full-day class includes admission for Thursday.

mariashell.com

 

Scrap Quilts Trunk Show, #42202

Scrap Quilts Trunk Show – #42202

Day: Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Nancy Mahoney
Level: All levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35

 


Looking for something to do with all the scraps you’ve collected in bags, baskets, and boxes? In this informal and lighthearted trunk show, Nancy will share more than 50 scrap quilts, including vintage quilts from her collection. Hear how her love of vintage quilts has influenced her approach to quiltmaking. Nancy will share tips for making stunning scrap quilts, all while expanding your thoughts about making these beautiful pieces.

nancymahoney.com

Silly String Bargello Quilt: A Fun and Colorful Intro to Bargello, #47506

Silly String Bargello Quilt: A Fun and Colorful Intro to Bargello – #47506

Day: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Teacher: Ruth Ann Berry
Level: Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Ruth Ann Berry for a fun and relaxed afternoon and create this beautiful Bargello quilt! This complex-looking throw-sized quilt is easily accomplished with a simple process and straight piecing. Come join the Bargello craze and take home something you’re proud of.

quiltersclinic.com

 

The Man Quilter!, #42808

The Man Quilter! – #42808

Day: Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Mark Sherman
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Mark Sherman is an international award-winning quilter, author, teacher, and lecturer. His quilts express his love for color, design, and creativity. He fell in love with quilting after seeing a donation quilt from a local quilt guild at a Christmas show. Instantly Mark knew that even though he knew absolutely nothing about sewing or quilting, it was something that he wanted to do. The journey was not always easy or successful, but following his favorite quote from Winston Churchill, “Never, never, never give up,” Mark continued to pursue his dream of becoming a quilter. Join Mark for a hilarious overview of a man quilting his way through this “women’s world.” Mark uses this lecture as an excellent opportunity to encourage his audiences to pursue their own dreams. His belief is “If I can do it, you can, too, and here’s how.” Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

remarkablequilts.com

To Cover Military and Veterans Touched by War: Quilts of Valor®, #42806

To Cover Military and Veterans Touched by War: Quilts of Valor® – #42806

Day: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
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, as well as show many examples of actual quilts. Hear about “QOV: A 50 State Salute,” currently on exhibit and featuring quilts representing 24 states. These quilts will be awarded from 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

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