An Evening with Cynthia England: Stories and Trunk Show, #CYNTHIA

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An Evening with Cynthia England: Stories and Trunk Show

An Evening with Cynthia England: Stories and Trunk Show – #CYNTHIA

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Cynthia England
Level: All Levels

Member: $28 Retail: $35


Join Cynthia England for an intimate and enlightening conversation about her multiple-award-winning technique, “Picture Piecing.” Learn how she got the idea for her method and find out about the mistakes she made (and corrected!) along the way. You’ll learn key elements of the process, like enlarging the design, selecting your fabrics, and organizing all the pieces for a successful quilt. Find out how Cynthia stays motivated while working on a time-consuming project and learn techniques to help you stay focused and inspired as you create. Don’t miss this entertaining and eye-opening tour of 46 years of quiltmaking with Cynthia England.

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Animal Portraits: Create Your Best Friend in Fabric, #54103f

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Animal Portaits: Create Your Best Friend in Fabric

Animal Portraits: Create Your Best Friend in Fabric – #54103f

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook EF
Teacher: Esterita Austin
Level: All Levels

Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


There is nothing like the expression of unconditional love from your best friend. In this fun and inspiring class, Esterita will teach you how to create a visual memory of your pet in fabric that you will want to keep forever. You’ll learn many of Esterita’s award-winning techniques, like her favorite tricks for color selection and fusing. Don’t miss your chance to create a beautiful tribute to your pet!

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Building LeMoyne Star Blocks: Create Actual Points!, #57512

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Building LeMoyne Star Blocks: Create Actual Points!

Building LeMoyne Star Blocks: Create Actual Points! – #57512

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Teacher: Phyllis Fay
Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Learn to make perfect LeMoyne Star blocks using a strip-pieced method without Y-seams and without any volcanos in the center of the block. Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star tool eliminates the need for cutting odd shapes. Plus, you can make 10 different size of blocks with the same tool. Phyllis will show you six more variations of LeMoyne Stars that you can create with the tool. Both right- and left-handed instruction will be provided.

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Cat Nap Quilt: Picture Piecing, #57510

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Cat Nap Quilt: Picture Piecing

Cat Nap Quilt: Picture Piecing – #57510

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook EF
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!

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Dorset Buttons: A Traditional English Craft, #59522

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Dorset Buttons: A Traditional English Craft

Dorset Buttons: A Traditional English Craft – #59522

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: River Overlook CD
Teacher: Catherine Redford
Level: All Levels

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Come relax and enjoy this traditional English craft that’s experiencing a resurgence! Learn how to make functional buttons you can use to embellish your next project, wear as jewelry, or just do up your cardigan. You’ll love making buttons that represent your own unique style. Students start with a basic cartwheel before exploring other options. Then it’s up to you! 

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Fun and Fancy Rulerwork on the Domestic Machine, #58111f

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Fun and Fancy Rulerwork on the Domestic Machine

Fun and Fancy Rulerwork on the Domestic Machine – #58111f

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery EF
Teacher: Sue Nickels
Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


Students will learn to machine quilt using rulers on the home sewing machine. Start with straight line framework, then continue with circles and arcs. Sue will take you step-by-step through the process of quilting with rulers, then show you how to complement your rulerwork with feathers and fillers. This is a great class to hone your machine quilting skills.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

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Glorious Hummingbirds Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #57511

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Glorious Hummingbirds Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing

Glorious Hummingbirds Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing – #57511

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Teacher: Cynthia England
Level: All Levels

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Colorful hummingbirds sip nectar from beautiful morning glories in Cynthia England’s 17″ x 26″ design. It uses the Picture Piecing technique that she is known for with straight-line seams, no “set-ins,” no tracing, and no pesky paper to pick out. You’ll love learning this fun and versatile technique as you create something you’ll be proud of!

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Leather is the NEW Cotton: Creating with Leather at Home, #51808

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Leather is the NEW Cotton: Creating with Leather at Home

Leather is the NEW Cotton: Creating with Leather at Home – #51808

Day: Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Cathy Wiggins
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Did you know you could create with leather using the machine you have at home? Join Cathy Wiggins, the pioneer in quilting leather, and see all the possibilities, including quilting, painting, dying, molding and so much more. It’s fun, it’s easy, and anyone can do it! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Mastering the Art of Rulerwork: Longarm Machine Quilting, #58515

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Mastering the Art of Rulerwork: Longarm Machine Quilting

Mastering the Art of Rulerwork: Longarm Machine Quilting – #58515

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All Levels

Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


This class will introduce you to rulerwork. You will use a wide range of different rulers, including curves, circles, straight line, a full range of shapes, and more. You will learn which ruler works best for the design and area of the quilt you are tackling, and Sue will share all her tips and tricks for using rulers safely and accurately. If you have ever wondered if rulers are the right tool for your style of quilting, then this is the class for you. Come join in this class to explore and learn to Master the Art of Rulerwork. 

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Modern Log Cabin Quilt: Tradition with a Twist, #57514

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Modern Log Cabin Quilt: Tradition with a Twist

Modern Log Cabin Quilt: Tradition with a Twist – #57514

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery CD
Teacher: Judi Kirk
Level: All Levels

Member: $56 Retail: $70


Take the classic Log Cabin block and give it a modern twist in this cute little quilt. Not ready for a modern quilt? The design also looks good in batiks, solids, Christmas fabrics, etc., and would make a delightful baby quilt. You will start the day with a quick chat on how to sew your blocks with more accuracy, then move on to make four blocks as in the sample. However, be warned: most people get hooked and want to make more blocks for a larger quilt!

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Organizing Color in Scrap Quilts, #55501

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Organizing Color in Scrap Quilts

Organizing Color in Scrap Quilts – #55501

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook CD
Teacher: Karen K. Stone
Level: All Levels

Member: $56 Retail: $70


Sometimes even the most personal and expressive aspect of quiltmaking, color and fabric selection, can be uncomfortable for quilters in the beginning. Karen will help you build confidence in color by spending time instructing you on how to develop and create several palettes for quilts. She will take the mystery out of color building, and you’ll unlock your creativity like never before. Soon, your friends will be asking for your color secrets!

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Piece, Quilt, and Bind: “On the Plus Side” Quilt, #57513

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Piece, Quilt, and Bind:

Piece, Quilt, and Bind: “On the Plus Side” Quilt – #57513

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Grand Gallery CD
Teacher: Judi Kirk
Level: All Levels

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


This fun and information-packed workshop covers a little of everything and will suit both beginners and more experienced quilters. Kits will be provided so that you can start to stitch this simple little quilt top straight away. Then, you’ll create your quilt sandwich and machine quilt in a choice of modern design. Finally, add a flange binding, and your quilt will be complete. This is a fun and accessible project that you’ll be proud of!

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Ruler Basics and Beyond on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine, #58512

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Ruler Basics and Beyond on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine

Ruler Basics and Beyond on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine – #58512

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: River Overlook AB
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! The skills taught in this class are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine.

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Simple Beginner Machine Quilting, #58516

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Simple Beginner Machine Quilting

Simple Beginner Machine Quilting – #58516

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Teacher: Charlotte Angotti
Level: All Levels

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Learn all the little things you need to start machine quilting. With some hints, a few tricks, and the practice that you need, you will be quilting before you know what happened. This class is for the absolute beginner. If you are afraid of machine quilting, this is the place for you! Charlotte will prove to you once and for all that machine quilting is not too much for you to handle. She has just the right mixture of fun and instruction to make you feel comfortable. Don’t miss your chance to spend a fun time with friends and leave with the confidence to quilt your own quilts at home!

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Sketchbook Quilting, #58513

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Sketchbook Quilting

Sketchbook Quilting – #58513

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook AB
Teacher: Sarah Thomas
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Sketchbook Quilting is Sarah’s approachable, uninhibited, “no-rules” style of free-motion quilting. In this fun hands-on class, you will become more comfortable with drawing your own style of free-motion designs and seeing them come to life on the fabric. You’ll turn these designs into multiple groupings and combinations by building off the foundation pieces Sarah will teach. In doing so, you’ll be ready to create your own set of personal “go-to” designs and practice fillers while also developing the muscle memory for quilting. Sarah will also show you how to use a variety of rulers and stencils to help create basic shape and line guides for doodle quilting. This class will teach and encourage you to quilt without rules, thus making each finished quilt unique to your personal style and abilities. The skills taught in this class are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine.

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Stunning Sashings: Longarm Machine Quilting, #58514

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Stunning Sashings: Longarm Machine Quilting

Stunning Sashings: Longarm Machine Quilting – #58514

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: All Levels

Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)


Running out of sashing design ideas? This class is a fast-paced exploration of the balance between design and texture. Students will build confidence in their free-motion skills while learning new designs that maximize the art of texture to enhance their quilt tops. These new and innovative designs will help you achieve that cutting edge in your client, personal, and show quilts. We will explore the age-old question of whether to ‘stitch in the ditch’ or ‘ditch the stitch’ and discuss how to travel throughout the quilt with less stops and starts. This class will change how you view sashing, cornerstones, and ditch work forever, so jump in and join in on this explortation of Stunning Sashings. 

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Therapy Sewing and Designing, #57109f

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Therapy Sewing: Piecing with Scraps

Therapy Sewing and Designing – #57109f

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook CD
Teacher: Cynthia Wismann
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)


Sewing spontaneously makes for an interesting day! Simple color suggestions, simple guidelines, and very simple instructions all come together to make a showstopper quilt. Students will organize their scraps and then rev up their sewing machines to create! This is a fun and exciting exercise to make something beautiful from scraps. You will quickly see that every scrap you have can be saved for a Therapy Day! 

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

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Threadology 101 with Superior Threads, #51806

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Threadology 101 with Superior Threads

Threadology 101 with Superior Threads – #51806

Day: Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Superior Threads Threadologist
Level: All Levels

Member: $8 Retail: $10


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. A 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.

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VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour (Second Offering), #TOUR2

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour (Second Offering) – #TOUR2

Day: Friday, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Location: Exhibit Hall Show Area
Teacher: Liz Hammonds
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


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 the crowds roll in! Don’t miss your chance to become a know-it-all about the quilts and see the amazing quilts on display!

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Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch!, #58520

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Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch!

Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch! – #58520

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Teacher: Catherine Redford
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Learn how you can confidently finish your quilts yourself on your domestic machine with all the control of your walking foot! Class will start with a brief discussion of preparing your quilts for quilting including marking, and then students will make some samples of different styles including modern grids, matchstick quilting, and spirals. Try a different thread and take a look at Catherine’s examples to inspire you to go home and transform your tops into quilts!

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What’s in Your Closet? Stash Adventures, #51807

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What's in Your Closet? Stash Adventures

What’s in Your Closet? Stash Adventures – #51807

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Charlotte Angotti
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Join Charlotte Angotti as she explores stash adventures and the real reasons we make so many quilts, have so much fabric, and belong to the underground secret society of Quiltmaking. (Really, there are people out there who have no idea there is a quilt shop in their town.) See quilts, hear stories, bring your cameras, and be ready to laugh. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Windsor Gardens Quilt: Cut, Place, and Stitch, #53503

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Windsor Gardens Quilt: Cut, Place, and Stitch

Windsor Gardens Quilt: Cut, Place, and Stitch – #53503

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Teacher: Karen K. Stone
Level: All Levels

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(Plus Kit Fee)


Come and join this class using a gala of leafy fabric and lots of color. It is free-cutting, and you will free-motion stitch. Fun is guaranteed for all! Karen will teach you her design and appliqué tips, and you’ll love the freedom this project offers. Everyone should complete their own small quilt and learn to add the machine binding.

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