An Evening with Mark Sherman: Man Quilter!, #MARK

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An Evening with Mark Sherman: Man Quilter!

An Evening with Mark Sherman: Man Quilter! – #MARK

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Mark Sherman
Level: All Levels

Member: $28 Retail: $35


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.”

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Fantabulous Feathers and Motifs on the Longarm, #28506

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Fantabulous Feathers and Motifs on the Longarm

Fantabulous Feathers and Motifs on the Longarm – #28506

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Judi Madsen
Level: All Levels

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


Are you stuck when it comes to feathers? Come to Judi’s Fantabulous Feathers class and learn her flawless approach for free-motion feathers. You will learn how to quilt feathers around borders of quilts, as well as allover feathers and motifs. Join Judi for a morning of feathery fun, and you’ll leave ready to tackle feathers on all your quilts!

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Faux Appliqué with Paints: It’s ReMARKable!, #24502

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Faux Appliqué with Paints: It's ReMARKable!

Faux Appliqué with Paints: It’s ReMARKable! – #24502

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Mark Sherman
Level: All Levels

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


Join Mark and learn this “appliqué” method that is included in several of his prizewinning quilts. Mark uses silk paints and a special way of painting that even a novice quilter can master. Your work will look reMARKable, and you will look brilliant. Don’t miss your chance to master this amazing trick and take your quilts to the next level.

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Flying Feathers Quilt: Learn Three New Techniques!, #23103t

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Flying Feathers Quilt: Learn Three New Techniques!

Flying Feathers Quilt: Learn Three New Techniques! – #23103t

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Conestoga AB
Teacher: Grace Errea
Level: All Levels

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


Join Grace Errea and make your quilts “take flight.” Students will learn a number of new skills and be introduced to tools that will enable them to create amazing textile work. You will focus on creating bird images and giving them a three-dimensional, realistic look to make your quilt stand out. Using a provided bird pattern, you will be able to choose your colors, change the head crest, tail, or beak, and create your favorite bird. You will focus on Grace’s Heat-Set technique and the Free-Edge appliqué for the feathers. Grace will then introduce you to the eight-value scale and teach her secrets on how to use value to choose fabrics that create amazing results. You will leave class with bragging rights and a number of amazing new techniques.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

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Flying Geese Crossing: Piecing with Strips, #27512

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Flying Geese Crossing: Piecing with Strips

Flying Geese Crossing: Piecing with Strips – #27512

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Independence AB
Teacher: Kimberly Einmo
Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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


Thanks to Kimberly’s clever design and signature technique for making no-fail Flying Geese units, this gorgeous quilt is comprised of straight-set blocks that give the illusion of diagonally-set rows. Only you will know how easy it is to actually construct! FLYING GEESE CROSSING is the perfect way to feature one of those luscious precut strip bundles or favorite fabrics from your stash. The best part about Kimberly’s signature Flying Geese construction method using her Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler is that there is no math, no wasted fabric, and no stress! Spend the day creating a glorious quilt that is easily customizable to fit a wall or any size bed. You’ll finish the class as a pro at making Flying Geese from simple strips, and you’ll have a great time spending the day learning so many tips and tricks from Kimberly!

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Half-Square Triangle Masterclass, #27510

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Half-Square Triangle Masterclass

Half-Square Triangle Masterclass – #27510

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hickory AB
Teacher: Heather Kojan
Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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


If you struggle with making perfect half-square triangles, this is the class for you! Heather has a dozen foolproof methods for making perfect units. You’ll spend class time trying out her various techniques so you can find out what works best for you. After a simple afternoon of fun with your quilty friends, you’ll find the perfect half-square triangle to fit your unique style, and you’ll never again dread making these little beauties!

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Hand Embroidery on Cork, #26501

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Hand Embroidery on Cork

Hand Embroidery on Cork – #26501

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Jessica VanDenburgh
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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


Join Jessica and learn some basic embroidery stitches and all you ever wanted to know about working with cork (real cork backed with a thin layer of fabric)! In class, you will make a simple notebook cover (choose from many designs), but you can take these skills and apply them to so many other projects! Jessica’s teaching style is fun and relaxed, ensuring you have a wonderful and inspiring afternoon.

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Introduction to Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing, #27509

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Introduction to Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing

Introduction to Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing – #27509

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hickory AB
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: Beginner

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


This is the perfect class for a first-time paper piecer! Let Gail introduce you to the quickest, easiest way to piece intricate designs. Her freezer paper foundation method is quick and fun to learn. You’ll be on your way to piecing a single block of the Winding Ways pattern that can be expanded to make a full quilt or stitched into an adorable tote bag. Come pick up plenty of tips to make paper piecing fun!

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Layer Cake Arrowheads: Use Your Precuts!, #27511

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Layer Cake Arrowheads: Use Your Precuts!

Layer Cake Arrowheads: Use Your Precuts! – #27511

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Independence AB
Teacher: Kimberly Einmo
Level: All Levels

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


Are you ready to create a terrific new quilt design that’s fast and fun to construct? This striking original quilt can easily be made from (18) 10″ squares (Layer Cake) and background fabric (plus a little extra for the arrows). Kimberly used her sumptuous Solid-ish line of fabric to make this version, but eighteen of any 10″ squares will work. Choose fabrics from your stash or dive into that special Layer Cake bundle you’ve been saving. It’s easy to construct the arrowheads (or turn the blocks upside down and you have modern Christmas trees!) and you’ll use Kimberly’s Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler and the leftover bits of fabric from each of those squares to make the colorful feathers on the arrows. This technique is super fun and completely stress-free! Come join Kimberly and create a quilt that will be cherished and loved.

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Machine Appliqué Quilt: Le Petit Panier de Fleurs, #23102t

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Machine Appliqué Quilt: Le Petit Panier de Fleurs

Machine Appliqué Quilt: Le Petit Panier de Fleurs – #23102t

Day: Thursday, 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)


Sue’s very popular quilt LE PANIER DE FLEURS was inspired by a French 17th-century cutwork embroidery in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In this workshop, students will work on a smaller, simplified version of the center block to create their own wall quilt. Learn Sue’s stitched raw-edge machine appliqué technique that allows you to create this beautiful project! Students will begin the preparation and the machine stitching of the block during class. In demo format, students will see how to complete the project, including the unique scalloped border.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

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Making Freeform Art Quilts, #21806

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Making Freeform Art Quilts

Making Freeform Art Quilts – #21806

Day: Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15
(Plus Kit Fee)


Do you want to break away from using patterns made by others? This is the lecture for you! Gail will explore freeform shapes and asymmetry via a series of demonstrations using a flexible curve and a drafting compass. You’ll learn how Gail takes her designs from idea to art, and she will give you the tools to do the same. Design and stitching techniques will be demonstrated in this eye-opening lecture. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Secondary Quilting Designs on the Longarm, #28507

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Secondary Quilting Designs on the Longarm

Secondary Quilting Designs on the Longarm – #28507

Day: Thursday, 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 to take your quilt top to the next level by adding secondary quilting designs to complement your quilt tops. Judi will show you what inspires her to change up the quilting and make each quilt unique. She’ll also show you how to use simple tools like her straight edge ruler and marking pen. This will be a fantastic class you won’t want to miss!

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Sew Smart: The Ergonomics of Healthy Quilting, #21805

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Sew Smart: The Ergonomics of Healthy Quilting

Sew Smart: The Ergonomics of Healthy Quilting – #21805

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Rose Parr
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Once you’ve learned how to piece and quilt your perfect project, it’s time to learn how to take care of yourself while you’re sewing! Join Rose for a necessary and informative lecture on how to Sew Smart. She’ll teach you the best ways to position yourself for cutting, sewing, and pressing so your favorite pastime doesn’t cause you pain. You’ll learn stretches for your neck, back, and shoulders and the best ways to take care of arthritic hands and prevent carpal tunnel while working on your quilts. This is a lecture not to be missed! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Sunny Side Up Quilt: Piecing with Polygons, #27108t

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Sunny Side Up Quilt: Piecing with Polygons

Sunny Side Up Quilt: Piecing with Polygons – #27108t

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Gyleen Fitzgerald
Level: All Levels

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


A field of sunflowers just makes you happy. Recreate your favorite sunflowers or imagine new eclectic varieties in this fun and informative class. SUNNY SIDE UP cleverly uses two sizes of kite polygon cut from 3″ and 5″ strips. You will learn how to construct a perfect “Crisscross” and “Butterfly Seam” for effortless stitching. It’s so easy, you’ll fall in love.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

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Threadology 101 with Superior Threads, #21804

Threadology 101 with Superior Threads

Threadology 101 with Superior Threads – #21804

Day: Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
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, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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