A Bevy of Beautiful Bindings, #58504

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A Bevy of Beautiful Bindings

A Bevy of Beautiful Bindings – #58504

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Teacher: Linda Thielfoldt
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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


Come learn several unique and fun ways to finish off the edges of your quilts from an award-winning quilter who always gets high marks for her bindings. Straight, bias, curved, pieced and piped, and two-tone binding will be covered in this fun class. Join Linda for some great tips on binding your quilts, including the super-fast, totally-by-machine method she uses on all her charity quilts. If you struggle with binding your quilts, this class is not to be missed!

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All-Star Review, #STAR

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All-Star Review

All-Star Review – #STAR

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Various
Level: All Levels

Member: $24 Retail: $30


Join us for our ever-popular All-Star Review and learn techniques from many of this year’s instructors. Each instructor will give a 10-minute demonstration to all participants from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., meet the instructors and purchase their books, patterns, and tools. You can even get an autograph or two. A booklet with printed handouts is provided to each participant. This event always sells out fast, so hurry and get your tickets today! 

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An Abundance of Stars Quilt: Piecing Perfect Star Blocks, #57101w

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An Abundance of Stars Quilt: Piecing Perfect Star Blocks

An Abundance of Stars Quilt: Piecing Perfect Star Blocks – #57101w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook CD
Teacher: Phyllis Fay
Level: All Levels

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


Stars look best when every point is sharp. Join Phyllis for the day as you piece this wallhanging (38″ x 40″) from Deb Tucker of Studio 180 Design. Learn to use the Wing Clipper I from Studio 180 Design for making perfect Flying Geese in multiple sizes. Units are made slightly oversized and trimmed to precision to save every point. Both right- and left-handed instructions will be provided, so this technique is doable for everyone! Don’t miss your chance to learn how to get perfect points in your quilts while you work on this beautiful wallhanging.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Field of Flowers Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #57102w

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Field of Flowers Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing

Field of Flowers Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing – #57102w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Teacher: Cynthia England
Level: All Levels

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


Learn the award-winning Picture Piecing technique from the creator herself! Beautiful wildflowers were the inspiration for this design. Cynthia will guide you through the Picture Piecing process, which uses only straight lines and 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 Friday.

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Folk Art Embroidery Stitches: A Trip Around the World, #51801

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Folk Art Embroidery Stitches: A Trip Around the World

Folk Art Embroidery Stitches: A Trip Around the World – #51801

Day: Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Catherine Redford
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Join Catherine for a humorous, educational, and interactive lecture that includes a game with prizes! Catherine will take you on a trip around the globe with the hand-embroidered quilts from her special collection. You’ll get up close and personal with Catherine’s quilts as she explores the hand stitches that made their way into her work from all over the world. Learn how she found her inspiration, the stitches she used, and the finishing techniques she employed. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Innovative Appliqué: Ogee Lotus, #53101w

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Innovative Appliqué: Ogee Lotus

Innovative Appliqué: Ogee Lotus – #53101w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook CD
Teacher: Karen K. Stone
Level: Intermediate

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


Join award winning quilt artist Karen K. Stone and realize this glorious design utilizing her unique method of construction. You’ll learn Karen’s techniques for creating beautiful and unique appliquéd art quilts as you work on this stunning piece. You’ll complete one glue-basted lotus in class and leave ready to continue your quilt and finalize the machine stitching, on your own. Karen will share her tips on how to find inspiration in your work, and you’ll leave with the confidence to create beautiful things.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Inspirational Journeys: Find Quilt Inspiration in Your World, #51803

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Inspirational Journeys: Find Quilt Inspiration in Your World

Inspirational Journeys: Find Quilt Inspiration in Your World – #51803

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Esterita Austin
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


There are places and people that inspire creativity in the most unlikely of locales. A facade of a building may look ordinary at first, but on second glance, there are textures, shapes, and colors that may be the spark for fresh inspiration. The world around us is our muse, and with a camera phone at hand, we can find that inspiration just by looking at something through a lens other than our eyes. Let award-winning quilt artist Esterita Austin take you step-by-step through her process of inspiration, and you’ll start seeing the world -and your quilts- in a whole new way. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Intro to Free Motion Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine, #58102w

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Intro to Free Motion Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine

Intro to Free Motion Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine – #58102w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Overlook AB
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 try? 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. The skills taught in this class are transferable to your home domestic sewing machine.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Let Me Surprise You! Mystery Quilt, #57103w

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Let Me Surprise You! Mystery Quilt

Let Me Surprise You! Mystery Quilt – #57103w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Teacher: Charlotte Angotti
Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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


Use a kit designed just for you – all cut and ready to sew! Spend a relaxing day sewing, laughing, and enjoying this one-of-a-kind mystery class. This project is not expected to be finished in class, but you are welcome to try. Don’t miss your chance to learn from Charlotte and create a beautiful quilt top!

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Longarm Machine Quilting: “Patten-ted” Tips and Tricks for the True Beginner, #58103w

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Longarm Machine Quilting:

Longarm Machine Quilting: “Patten-ted” Tips and Tricks for the True Beginner – #58103w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery AB
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.

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Luminous Painted Irises, #54501

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Luminous Painted Irises

Luminous Painted Irises – #54501

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: River Overlook EF
Teacher: Esterita Austin
Level: All Levels

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


Spend the morning with Esterita and learn a new and unique form of art quilting! This process is unlike any other printing or painting process, and it’s a breeze to incorporate the written word and to layer imagery as collage. This is monoprinting reimagined! You’ll learn how to utilize fusible web to transfer your imagery to organza using any medium. You don’t have to be an artist to succeed with this fun and user-friendly method. You’ll make a beautiful painted flower while you learn how to incorporate Esterita’s versatile technique in all your quilts!

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Machine Quilting: The Basics, #58101w

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Machine Quilting: The Basics

Machine Quilting: The Basics – #58101w

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

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


In this basic workshop, students will learn many techniques needed to master machine quilting. Sue starts with a discussion on machine quilting supplies, including thread, needles, and notions. Next, you will practice the basic techniques of straight-line and free-motion machine quilting on small quilt packages. After teaching the skills to feel confident with these techniques, Sue will show a short PowerPoint to solidify your knowledge. With Sue’s patient guidance, learn all the basic skills needed to master machine quilting on your home sewing machine.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Off the Edge Purse-a-nality: Create a Cute Selvage Bag, #59521

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Off the Edge Purse-a-nality: Create a Cute Selvage Bag

Off the Edge Purse-a-nality: Create a Cute Selvage Bag – #59521

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Teacher: Linda Thielfoldt
Level: All Levels

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


Gather up all those printed selvages you’ve been saving and come channel your inner Vera B.! You will be making a cute lined tote that you can use to carry all the fun stuff you find at a show! Learn how to choose the correct interfacing and batting, how to make and add a pocket, and even how to install a zipper the fast and easy way using Linda’s time-tested method. Be the envy of all your quilting pals when you show up with this fun tote! If you have never made a quilted purse and have always wanted to, this is the class for you!

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Quilting on Leather: Create a 3D Panel, #59141w

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Quilting on Leather: Create a 3D Panel

Quilting on Leather: Create a 3D Panel – #59141w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery CD (1st half) River Overlook EF (2nd half)
Teacher: Cathy Wiggins
Level: Intermediate

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


Join Cathy for a full-day, two-part class creating dimensional leather art. Choosing from a selection of patterns (horse, rose, Celtic heart, and daisies, to name a few), students will spend part 1 transferring their image to leather, followed by quilting. Part 2 covers using leather dyes to add shadows and dimension. Students will leave with a completed leather panel that can be used as wall art, a journal cover, a tote bag pocket, etc. The possibilities are endless. You’ll love how fun and versatile creating with leather can be. 

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

This class will be held in two different rooms. 
First half: Grand Gallery CD (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)
Lunch Break (11:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m.)
Second half: River Overlook EF (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

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VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour (First Offering), #TOUR1

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour – #TOUR1

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

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Be the first to 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 be first to see the amazing quilts on display!

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What Makes it Modern? Exploring Modern Quilts, #51802

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What Makes it Modern? Exploring Modern Quilts

What Makes it Modern? Exploring Modern Quilts – #51802

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom D
Teacher: Judi Kirk
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Modern quilts are being featured more and more in books, magazines, and shows. So what makes a quilt “Modern”, and how does it differ from other quilt styles? International quilt judge Judi Kirk is a member of both the USA-based Modern Quilt Guild and the Modern section of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles. Beginning with a brief history of Modern quilting and its development, Judi will highlight the elements that make a quilt Modern. This talk will demystify terms like “alternative grids” and “asymmetry”, and you may find that you have been a modern quilter without knowing 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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Wrapped in Scraps Fabric Bowl, #59523

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Wrapped in Scraps Fabric Bowl

Wrapped in Scraps Fabric Bowl – #59523

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Gallery CD
Teacher: Catherine Redford
Level: All Levels

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


Make a beautiful bowl from clothesline and fabric on the sewing machine. You’ll start with the basic technique, and then you can choose your project and stitch away. This will be a fun and relaxing class for students of all levels, and you’ll go home ready to start your next fabulous piece.

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