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

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An Evening with Sue Nickels: Tips of the Machine Quilting Trade

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

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
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 Sue works to quilt even her large quilts on the home sewing machine. Starting with a Power Point 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 then answer your burning questions about machine quilting. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with Sue Nickels!

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Big-Stitch Quilting by Hand, #28510

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Big-Stitch Quilting by Hand

Big-Stitch Quilting by Hand – #28510

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Gyleen Fitzgerald
Level: All Levels

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


Have you admired the beauty of hand quilting but felt intimidated by all that stitching? Fear no more! In this medley, you’ll learn three different “fast” hand quilting stitches, plus which needle to use, which thread works best, and how to select and use the right stencil. Big-stitch quilting gives you full control of your design and quilting process, and the finished product is so beautiful! Join Gyleen and learn this skill you’ll want to use again and again. At the end of the day, you will leave with your own personal hand stitch.

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Cartwheel Constellation Quilt: Paper Foundation Piecing, #27114f

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Cartwheel Constellation Quilt: Paper Foundation Piecing

Cartwheel Constellation Quilt: Paper Foundation Piecing – #27114f

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hickory AB
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: All Levels

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


Explore freezer paper foundation piecing, circular border motifs, and template use while creating a generously-sized 51″ circular quilt. CARTWHEEL CONSTELLATION is a stunning combination of Flying Geese, Stars, Pineapple variations, and Picket Fences. You’ll be amazed by what you can create with Gail’s techniques. This is a class not to be missed!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

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Coneflower Quilt with the Amazing Heat-Set Appliqué, #23504

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Coneflower Quilt with the Amazing Heat-Set Appliqué

Coneflower Quilt with the Amazing Heat-Set Appliqué – #23504

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Grace Errea
Level: All Levels

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


Join Grace for the afternoon and learn an easy and foolproof appliqué method that you’ll want to use again and again! Grace’s Heat-Set appliqué technique is fun and simple to master, and it produces a beautiful, no-fray edge for neat and precise quilts. Master this method as you work on a beautiful CONEFLOWER quilt from Grace’s pattern. You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish!

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Envelope Edge-ing for a Clean Finish to Your Quilt, #28509

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Envelope Edge-ing for a Clean Finish to Your Quilt

Envelope Edge-ing for a Clean Finish to Your Quilt – #28509

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Grace Errea
Level: All Levels

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


Some quilts look best with no formal edge-ing, i.e., no borders or bindings. In this class, Grace will focus on how to create an “Envelope” edge to ensure an amazing, clean, and professional finish without a formal binding or border. You will learn all the tricks and go through the few simple steps to create a smooth, even, and professional no-edge edge.

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Follow the Ruler 2: Quilting Circles and Ovals, #28108f

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Follow the Ruler 2: Quilting Circles and Ovals

Follow the Ruler 2: Quilting Circles and Ovals – #28108f

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom B
Teacher: Sue Nickels
Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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


Explore rulerwork for the home sewing machine with Sue Nickels. You’ll start with basic free motion concepts and then continue with techniques for using rulers to create circle and oval designs. Add free-motion stipple and feathers to accent your rulerwork. You’ll love joining in the fun of using rulers for creative ways to quilt your quilt top. Students will work on a small quilt provided in a kit. BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 and rulers to share will be provided.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

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It’s a Polygon Affair! Perfect Your Piecing, #21809

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It's a Polygon Affair! Perfect Your Piecing

It’s a Polygon Affair! Perfect Your Piecing – #21809

Day: Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Gyleen Fitzgerald
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Step outside the “square” to evaluate the mechanics of pyramid, diamond, and hexagon quilts. Gyleen has used her background in engineering to completely change the game when it comes to quiltmaking. It starts with the simplicity and elegance of the One-Patch and continues with the Polygon Affair. You’ll love seeing how simple it is to bring new life and new shapes to your quilts. After this lecture, you’ll be inspired to try a whole host of new techniques in your piecing! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Painting Images with Dyes: Procion Dyes on Cotton, #24103f

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Painting Images with Dyes: Procion Dyes on Cotton

Painting Images with Dyes: Procion Dyes on Cotton – #24103f

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Conestoga AB
Teacher: Hollis Chatelain
Level: All Levels

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


This workshop is designed to teach students how to paint with Procion dyes on cotton. Learning to control the dyes will be emphasized. Among other things, Hollis will cover blending, layering, special effects, and painting without bleeding while using no resists. All of these techniques can be used to create images as complex as portraits or as simple as a line on a scarf. Each student is asked to bring two or three 18″x 20″ designs or drawings that they will transfer onto cloth and then paint. These drawings can be as simple as drawings from a coloring book because you will mainly be concentrating on how to apply the dyes. Students will leave with a painted piece that could be worked into a vest, quilt, or pillow top. Let Hollis teach you her secrets for beautiful painted quilts!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

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Quilt Remix: Use Your UFOs!, #21807

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Quilt Remix: Use Your UFOs!

Quilt Remix: Use Your UFOs! – #21807

Day: Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Heather Kojan
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Do you struggle with UFOs, orphan blocks, or projects that have you asking “what was I thinking?” This is the lecture for you! Heather will discuss all the things on your quilt to do list and inspire you to work with what you have. You’ll learn ways to tame your unfinished projects and utilize those lonely blocks lying around your sewing room. Come to find ideas, fun, and lots of laughs as you release some guilt and learn new ways to finish what you started. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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ReMARKable Hand Appliqué by Machine, #23105f

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ReMARKable Hand Appliqué by Machine

ReMARKable Hand Appliqué by Machine – #23105f

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Mark Sherman
Level: All Levels

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


Join Mark for this reMARKable class, where you will learn his method of turned-edge machine appliqué. What you will learn in this class can be used over and over again to get stunning results. Unlike other methods of appliqué out there, your appliqué will be soft to the touch and durable. This will be a hands-on, step-by-step learning experience that you will never forget.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

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Rulerwork on the Longarm Machine, #28512

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Rulerwork on the Longarm Machine

Rulerwork on the Longarm Machine – #28512

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Judi Madsen
Level: All Levels

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


Come and learn how Judi Madsen creates designs using straight lines, her ruler, and a little bit of free-motion quilting. She will share the importance of marking your quilt and making your quilts stand out with incredible, almost perfect quilting! This will be a fun class filled with lots of ideas on how to quilt blocks and sashings that you are stumped on. Don’t miss this fun afternoon with Judi Madsen!

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The Joys of Free-Motion Quilting on the Longarm, #28511

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The Joys of Free-Motion Quilting on the Longarm

The Joys of Free-Motion Quilting on the Longarm – #28511

Day: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Judi Madsen
Level: Beginner

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


Say goodbye to your pantographs and come and learn the joys of free-motion quilting! Judi will share several ways to free-motion quilt designs that will take your quilt to the next level. You will be more comfortable quilting from the front of your machine, and learning free-motion will give you the confidence to start custom quilting. This is a great class you don’t want to miss!

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The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt: Honoring Friends, Family, and Freedom, #21808

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The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt: Honoring Friends, Family, and Freedom

The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt: Honoring Friends, Family, and Freedom – #21808

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Ann Holte
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Join quilt historian Ann Holte for a fun lecture and trunk show built around a Lancaster County treasure. The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt is one of a small group of similar quilts that were made in Lancaster County in the mid-1800s by a group of quilters who referred to themselves as the “girl cousins.” They were friends and family, old and young, new quilters and experienced quilters, who got together to visit; to eat; to share knowledge, fabric, and patterns; and to work on quilts. Ann fell in love with this quilt and has been studying it and making the 173 different blocks since 2009, and she keeps discovering more interesting and mysterious features every day about the quilt and the unknown quilter who created it. Ann will discuss the history of the quilt and various techniques used to create its unique designs. You will learn some surprisingly easy geometry and take the Mystery Appliqué Quiz. The Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt will remind you why you got into quilting in the first place. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Use Your Scraps! Make a Scrappy Quilt with Modern Flair, #27513

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Use Your Scraps! Make a Scrappy Quilt with Modern Flair

Use Your Scraps! Make a Scrappy Quilt with Modern Flair – #27513

Day: Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Heather Kojan
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Member: $56 Retail: $70


Have scraps taken over your sewing space? Let Heather show you how to use scraps for good! You’ll love bringing new life to your fabric by building simple, beautiful blocks. Heather will take you step-by-step as you create blocks for two different stash-busting quilts! By utilizing negative space, these scrappy quilts will look sleek and sophisticated with a fun, modern vibe. Go ahead and conquer your stash with Heather!

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VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour (Second Offering), #TOUR2

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour (Second Offering)

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour (Second Offering) – #TOUR2

Day: Friday, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Location: Show Entrance
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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Whirling Dervish Mystery Quilt, #27115f

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Whirling Dervish Mystery Quilt

Whirling Dervish Mystery Quilt – #27115f

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Independence AB
Teacher: Kimberly Einmo
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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


Kimberly has done it again with another fabulous new mystery quilt design! Do you love to make mystery quilts, or does the thought making a quilt for which you have no idea what the end result will be scare you? Fear not! Whether you are a seasoned veteran who enjoys the intrigue and suspense of not knowing the final outcome or you have never had the courage to tackle making a mystery quilt before, Kimberly’s ultra-popular mystery quilt classes and patterns are perfect for you! She has designed the entire process to be simple and stress-free so you can take a risk with your fabric selections or risk nothing at all. Step out of your “quilt comfort zone” and try something new. If your fabrics have good contrast, look great when lined up together, and match the values given in the fabric requirements table, then they’ll look beautiful when sewn together. Not sure? Simply send  Kimberly a photo of your fabrics at kimberly@kimberlyeinmo.com She’ll make sure you’re on track!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

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