An Evening with Sue Nickels: Tips of the Trade, #SUE

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An Evening with Sue Nickels: Tips of the Trade

An Evening with Sue Nickels: Tips of the Trade – #SUE

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Sue Nickels
Level: All Levels

Member: $28 Retail: $35


In this informative event, learn Sue’s secrets to successful machine quilting on the home sewing machine. In this ever-changing world of machine quilting, see how she works to quilt even her large quilts on the home sewing machine. Starting with a PowerPoint presentation of her quilts, Sue will move on to show you her sewing room, then teach you how to manage the actual quilt. You’ll get Sue’s top tips to make free-motion quilting fun and relaxing at the home sewing machine. Sue will end by showing some of her actual quilts and answering your burning questions about machine quilting. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with Sue Nickels!

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Beginning Bargello (First Offering), #57507

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Beginning Bargello (First Offering)

Beginning Bargello (First Offering) – #57507

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Teacher: Judi Kirk
Level: All Levels

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


This quilting style was originally inspired by the Bargello embroidery stitch, which is also called flame stitch, and it is easy to see why! The class offers a choice of three designs, and although they look complicated, they are suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced quilter. There will be lots of hints and tips to make construction easier. By the end of the workshop, you will not only be on the way to creating a gorgeous quilt, you will also be able to design Bargello patterns for yourself. This is a class not to be missed!

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Bloomers Quilt: Machine Appliqué, #53102t

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Bloomers Quilt: Machine Appliqué

Bloomers Quilt: Machine Appliqué – #53102t

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Teacher: Karen K. Stone
Level: All Levels

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


Join Karen for the day and learn how to make a manageable quilt that looks like it took months to make! With just three basic shapes and three blocks, you can create the impression that there’s a lot more going on than there really is. Karen will share good basic machine appliqué technique and some unique ways to connect everything with amazing precision. This scrappy quilt will look great in your home year-round.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

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Creative, Free-Motion Background Fillers for the Longarm, #58509

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Creative, Free-Motion Background Fillers for the Longarm

Creative, Free-Motion Background Fillers for the Longarm – #58509

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

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


This class will inspire you to be a confident quilter. It is packed full of unique, one-of-kind designs that are quick, easy, and perfect for all styles of quilting. The designs used in this class are also wonderful allover designs that can be incorporated easily to fit into sashings, borders, and cornerstones. There are more than a dozen unique designs in all, and every handout has step-by-step instructions to follow when you return home. This class takes the art of fillers to a whole new level of design and fun. Come join us and discover for yourself why your choice of fillers can truly transform your quilt!

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Exploration of Embroidery: Stitches, Techniques, and More, #56101t

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Exploration of Embroidery: Stitches, Techniques, and More

Exploration of Embroidery: Stitches, Techniques, and More – #56101t

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook CD
Teacher: Catherine Redford
Level: All Levels

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


If you’ve ever been interested in hand stitching, this is the class for you. Students will start with the traditional stitches of ethnic embroidery before moving on to some more advanced stitches and special embellishment techniques. You will work with hand-dyed threads on a preprinted sampler panel and then prepare your own design to carry on the adventure at home. Catherine will have you learning and laughing in this fun, information-packed class.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

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Fabulous, Fancy Feathers on the Longarm, #58510

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Fabulous, Fancy Feathers on the Longarm

Fabulous, Fancy Feathers on the Longarm – #58510

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
Teacher: Sue Patten
Level: Beginner

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


This is a three-step class to help you master the beloved feather. If you are new to the longarm world or have ever wanted to learn the art of mastering feathers without the extra work of marking or the extra cost of stencils and pantograph designs, then this is the class for you. This is a free-motion class that takes you step-by-step from stem to feathered finish, with extra tips and tricks and a multitude of inside feather filler designs and spine ideas that allow you to work both sides of the feather in the same direction. The feathers learned in class may be used for borders, blocks, and sashings. So put away your feather fears and come fly with us as we master the art of the feather together!

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Follow the RuleR: Domestic Machine Quilting with Rulers (First Offering), #58505

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Follow the RuleR: Domestic Machine Quilting with Rulers (First Offering)

Follow the RuleR: Domestic Machine Quilting with Rulers (First Offering) – #58505

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Grand Gallery EF
Teacher: Sue Nickels
Level: All Levels

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


Join Sue Nickels and explore rulerwork for the home sewing machine. Play with the BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot and rulers to achieve curves and straight lines. You’ll start with some basic concepts and then continue with lots of interesting ideas for using rulers. Join in the fun of using rulers for creative ways to quilt your quilt tops. Sue will also show you ways to incorporate free-motion fillers to add interest to your rulerwork. Come find out what all the fuss is about!

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Free Film Viewing of “Bob Ross: The Happy Painter”, #BOB

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Free Film Viewing of “Bob Ross: The Happy Painter” – #BOB

Day: Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Various
Level: All Levels

Member: $0 Retail: $FREE


You’ve seen him before: he’s the quiet, soft-spoken guy with the fuzzy afro hair, painting mountains and trees with big brushes in a matter of seconds. Bob Ross is public television’s most beloved personality. This docu-story reveals the personal life of Bob Ross through the loving accounts of close friends and family, childhood photographs, and rare archive footage – what you know: his unwaivering dedication to wildlife, for example, and what you don’t know: Bob’s straight hair, his fascination with fast cars, and so much more. You’ll see rare film clips of Bob Ross with mentor William Alexander and the very first rough-cut Joy of Painting episode, and you’ll learn how one little TV commerical to advertise local painting classes slowly turned this gentle-mannered fellow from simple beginnings into a viral phenomenon that continues to allow millions around the world to realize their dreams of becoming an artist. Bob Ross: The Happy Painter is a 60-minute film presented in three parts: “The Man”, “The Television Artist”, and “His Legacy.”

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Going Full Circle: How to Do it All in Your Quilts, #51805

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Going Full Circle: How to Do it All in Your Quilts

Going Full Circle: How to Do it All in Your Quilts – #51805

Day: Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Cynthia Wismann
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Have you ever wondered where you fit in in the quilting world? Have you asked yourself, “Am I a piecer or a fuser? Am I a traditionalist or an art quilter?” Cynthia says, “Let’s do it all!” The quiltmaking process is fun and exciting, and there’s no reason to limit yourself. See a trunk show of quilts that range from traditional to modern and include a wealth of techniques. It’s a parade of quilts! Let Cynthia show you how you can “do it all!” Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Let’s Be Friends! A Mystery Quilt Class, #57108t

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Let's Be Friends! A Mystery Quilt Class

Let’s Be Friends! A Mystery Quilt Class – #57108t

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery CD
Teacher: Charlotte Angotti
Level: Intermediate

Member: $88 Retail: $110


A mystery class is always fun but this one is extra special! Join Charlotte for the day and get to sewing as you create a beautiful quilt while making new friends along the way. This class uses only batik fabrics, which create a beautiful, dynamic quilt. You will exchange batik strips with other students so every quilt is unique. Then cut your strips and sew into Charlotte’s wonderful mystery pattern! You’ll leave class with something you’re proud of (and maybe a new friend or two)! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

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Mega Impact with Micro Quilting, #58508

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Mega Impact with Micro Quilting

Mega Impact with Micro Quilting – #58508

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

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


Add dimension, interest, and personality to your quilt designs with micro quilting! Feel the difference between stitch regulation settings and experiment with many designs as you stitch miniature in this class. From micro-stippling to pebbles, radiator coils, and more, Sarah will help you navigate through the many miniature options and combine average-sized designs with micro quilting to achieve a stunning finished result. Just like handwriting, everyone’s micro quilting will have its own unique variations, so there’s no wrong way to achieve your micro-quilted “signature.” We’ll also discuss and demonstrate how thread can impact and change the appearance of your quilting. You will be sharing a BERNINA Q20 sit-down longarm machine with a partner in this hands-on class. The skills taught in this class are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine.

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Pyramid Power Quilt: Create a 3D Effect, #57105t

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Pyramid Power Quilt: Create a 3D Effect

Pyramid Power Quilt: Create a 3D Effect – #57105t

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Teacher: Phyllis Fay
Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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


Pryamid Power is a modern pieced quilt that offers so many design options that your toughest decision will be selecting your fabrics! Consider using pairs of a light and dark value of the same color to create the pyramids. Those sharp points come naturally when you use the CP II and CP III tools from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design. Both right- and left-handed instruction will be provided so everyone will be successful. What are you waiting for? Raid your stash, and we’ll see you in class!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

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Quilted in a Flash! Walking-Foot Quilting on Your Home Machine, #58506

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Quilted in a Flash! Walking-Foot Quilting on Your Home Machine

Quilted in a Flash! Walking-Foot Quilting on Your Home Machine – #58506

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

Member: $56 Retail: $70


You may love to free-motion quilt yourself, or you may find it easier and more effective to “quilt by checkbook” and send tops to be longarm quilted. But what can you do with charity quilts, baby quilts for your neighbors’ relatives, or other times when you may not want to spend a lot of time or money to get a quilt finished? Judi will show you how to use the walking foot on your domestic sewing machine, combined with straight or decorative stitches, to create a host of easy designs that will allow you to get quilts finished faster and easier than you ever imagined! You may even find that you like the look of this quilting style so much that you want to use it for all your quilts.

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Sheer Floral Fantasy: Create with Sheer Fabrics, #54102t

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Sheer Floral Fantasy: Create with Sheer Fabrics

Sheer Floral Fantasy: Create with Sheer Fabrics – #54102t

Day: Thursday, 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)


Sheer fabrics are the building blocks for a translucent, shimmering floral piece that will glow and sparkle while adding depth to your fiber art. Create a beautiful iris and see the possibilities when new shapes and colors are created by simply overlapping transparent fabrics. Various manipulation techniques will be incorporated to make an amazing flower. Add more creative tools to your fiber art repertoire and have fun while you’re at it!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

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Stitching on Leather: Make a Crossbody Bag, #59542

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Stitching on Leather: Make a Crossbody Bag

Stitching on Leather: Make a Crossbody Bag – #59542

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Teacher: Cathy Wiggins
Level: Intermediate

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


Join Cathy and learn how easy it is to create with leather on your home machine. During this class, students will learn what leathers work best for quilting, how to piece and sew with leather, and how to install hardware. Bags can be quilted or left plain – the design is up to you! This is a fun, easy project that you will be using for years to come. 

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The Enchantment of Fabric and Tsukineko® Ink, #51804

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The Enchantment of Fabric and Tsukineko® Ink

The Enchantment of Fabric and Tsukineko® Ink – #51804

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Joyce Teng
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Have you ever had a specific fabric in mind but just couldn’t find it? Have you ever wished to change plain, uninteresting cloth into something bright and beautiful? Come and discover how easy it is to transform fabric into the perfect piece for your quilt using stencils and Tsukineko® ink. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Threaducation for Machine Quilting, #58507

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Threaducation for Machine Quilting

Threaducation for Machine Quilting – #58507

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: River Overlook AB
Teacher: Sarah Thomas
Level: All Levels

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


Have you ever said, “My machine doesn’t like that thread” or “I can only quilt with XYZ thread?” Then this is the class for you to learn about different weights of thread for quilting. Education is key, and Sarah will explain the uses and finished effects of 12wt, 28wt, 40wt, 50wt, and 80wt threads as well as cotton, metallic, water-soluble, and monofilament fibers in this hands-on class. Sarah will cover thread basics, including information on weight and ply, spool positioning, needle recommendations, and tension settings. She will offer helpful tips and tricks, then share projects and photos aimed to inspire and expand your use of threads. You will be sharing a BERNINA Q20 sit-down longarm machine in this hands-on class. The skills taught in this class are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine.

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