All-Star Review, #STAR

All-Star Review

All-Star Review – #STAR

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

Member: $24 Retail: $30


Join us for our ever-popular All-Star Review and learn techniques from several 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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Domestic Machine Quilting for Beginners (First Offering), #28502

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Domestic Machine Quilting for Beginners (First Offering)

Domestic Machine Quilting for Beginners (First Offering) – #28502

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom B
Teacher: Sue Nickels
Level: Beginner

Member: $56 Retail: $70
(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, students 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.

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Engaged Quilt: Use Your Stash!, #27103w

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Engaged Quilt: Use Your Stash!

Engaged Quilt: Use Your Stash! – #27103w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hickory AB
Teacher: Gyleen Fitzgerald
Level: Intermediate

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


Are you ready for love? This beautiful quilt combines four shapes (diamonds, pyramids, hexagons, and cones) into one stunning piece, all cut from your stash. You will learn how to piece together perfect polygons and even practice a butterfly seam for effortless stitching. Have fun using your favorite fabrics from your stash and create something you’ll want to show off to your friends and family. It’s so easy, you’ll fall in love!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Flitting Butterfly Quilt with the Amazing Heat-Set Appliqué, #23501

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Flitting Butterfly Quilt with the Amazing Heat-Set Appliqué

Flitting Butterfly Quilt with the Amazing Heat-Set Appliqué – #23501

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Grace Errea
Level: All Levels

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


The revolutionary Amazing Heat-Set Machine appliqué technique designed by Grace creates quilts easily and quickly with raw edges. This technique is easy and foolproof, and the results are amazing. Grace will demonstrate each step as you make an gorgeous Butterfly quilt top from the pattern provided. You can choose your own favorite colors or mimic the pattern. You will start with the pattern, create the templates for fabric cutting, and then create the quilt top using the Heat-Set technique. So come, learn, and practice something new with the inventor, developer, and teacher of Heat-Set appliqué!

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Follow the Ruler: Rulerwork on the Domestic Machine, #28501

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Follow the Ruler: Rulerwork on the Domestic Machine

Follow the Ruler: Rulerwork on the Domestic Machine – #28501

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom B
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 even show you how to incorporate free-motion fillers to add interest to your rulerwork. Come find out what all the fuss is about!

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Fun and Easy Walking Foot Trapunto, #28505

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Fun and Easy Walking Foot Trapunto

Fun and Easy Walking Foot Trapunto – #28505

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Mark Sherman
Level: All Levels

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


In this innovative class, you will learn everything you need to know about doing machine trapunto work using a walking foot on a sewing machine. This class is designed for all levels of quilting experience, because Mark takes the fear out of learning to do machine trapunto work. This method is simple and fun, and students will be amazed at the results of their own work. As a bonus, Mark will teach ReMARKable Tips at the end of the class, covering most everything he does as a quilter. Don’t miss this inspiring class!

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Lone Starburst II Quilt, #27104w

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Lone Starburst II Quilt

Lone Starburst II Quilt – #27104w

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

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


Kimberly’s most popular class, this one sells out fast wherever she teaches it, and the diamond design possibilities are practically endless! Kimberly will teach you how to strip piece and cut diamond building blocks from strips using either her Precision Jelly Roll Ruler OR her Precision Precuts Ruler, with no ‘Y’ or set-in seams. You will design your own unique Lone Starburst variation quilt! The first part of the class focuses on accurate and efficient cutting and piecing of the diamond units, and the latter part of the class will focus on design elements and the almost limitless possibilities for designing your own layout using your diamond units. The real magic comes from the fact that the quilt is assembled with straight-set blocks, not diamond wedges or blocks on point. This is an eye-opening class for anyone who wants to create a one-of-a-kind quilt with a Lone Star twist!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Quilt Line as the Third Design Element (2-Days), #28203w

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Quilt Line as the Third Design Element (Day One)

Quilt Line as the Third Design Element (2-Days) – #28203wt

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

Member: $176 Retail: $220


Join Hollis and explore new ideas on how to use quilting to enhance the look of your quilt. It’s time to go further than just holding three layers together with stitches. The main objective in this class is to use quilting lines to create depth, texture, tension, or shadowing that gives a new dimension to your quilt. Lines can be inspired by an endless variety of things (nature, architecture, technology, etc.) to add visual interest and reinforce the overall design of your quilt. Even straight lines can become a design in themselves! You will be working with the quilt tops you bring, which can be traditional patchwork or a contemporary design. This class is based on free-motion machine quilting, but the design techniques can be adapted to hand quilting. Experience in one or the other is required.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday and Thursday.

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Quilt Math Explained: No More Fear!, #21801

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Quilt Math Explained: No More Fear!

Quilt Math Explained: No More Fear! – #21801

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

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Does quilt math stump you? Heather is here to help. She will start with the basics of squares and rectangles, then talk about several ways to make half-square triangles. After that, Heather will reveal the full 360 degrees of wedge-shaped quilts (there is more to it than just Dresdens!). To finish, she will throw in a little bit of Fibonacci for fun! Students will leave as confident quilters when it comes to quilt math! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Rainbow Dresden Mini Quilt, #27502

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Rainbow Dresden Mini Quilt

Rainbow Dresden Mini Quilt – #27502

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

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


Have you dreamed of tackling the classic Dresden block but felt that it was too complicated? Now’s your chance to make it work for you! Heather will take you step-by-step as you construct this beautiful mini quilt in a rainbow of colors. She’ll give you her tips for perfect piecing without stress, and you’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish as you discover that the Dresden block is not out of your reach. Join Heather for the afternoon and finally quit dreading the Dresden!

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ReMARKable Stained Glass Quilt, #24501

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ReMARKable Stained Glass Quilt

ReMARKable Stained Glass Quilt – #24501

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Mark Sherman
Level: All Levels

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


Join Mark for the afternoon and learn how he transforms hand-dyed fabrics into beautiful quilts that look like stained glass! His quilt, WISTERIA, which is part of the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum, uses this amazing technique. You’ll learn how to use a photo to create your own unique pattern, and you’ll love transforming it into a piece of art you will be proud of. This technique can be used again and again, and you’ll be amazed by the incredible results!

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Scrumptious Star Stitchery Quilt: Paper Foundation Piecing, #27101w

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Scrumptious Star Stitchery Quilt: Paper Foundation Piecing

Scrumptious Star Stitchery Quilt: Paper Foundation Piecing – #27101w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Gail Garber
Level: All Levels

Member: $88 Retail: $110


This class is especially tailored for the novice paper foundation piecer. Working with one of Gail’s designs, learn the ins and outs of this fascinating technique that enables you to stitch very complex designs with ease and accuracy. You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish in this fun and informative class!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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The Ultimate Beginner Longarm Class, #28104w

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The Ultimate Beginner Longarm Class

The Ultimate Beginner Longarm Class – #28104w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom A
Teacher: Judi Madsen
Level: Beginner

Member: $248 Retail: $310
(Plus Kit Fee)


The hardest part about starting quilting is just that: starting! Join Judi for The Ultimate Beginner Longarm Class and learn everything you need to know to get started on the longarm. Judi will show you the basics like loading the machine and choosing the right threads. Then you’ll practice on your own machine (no sharing required) as you gain confidence to quilt on the longarm. You’ll learn basic stitches like loops and swirls, and Judi will show you how to introduce those elements into blocks and borders. Then you’ll move on to flowers, connecting curves, and more. Once you’re comfortable with the basics, Judi will introduce feathers and rulerwork to give you a taste of what longarm quilting has to offer! Each student will work on their own machine all day.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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The Value of VALUE: Learn to Manage Color in Your Quilts, #21803

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The Value of VALUE: Learn to Manage Color in Your Quilts

The Value of VALUE: Learn to Manage Color in Your Quilts – #21803

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Grace Errea
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


Grace’s trademark is VALUE. In this lecture, she will focus on value and its importance in textile work, along with various color harmonies, color theory, and, the psychology of color. The expressive aspects of color and value in nature and in art/quilts will be discussed. At completion of the lecture, attendees will see value and color in a new way and will start releasing the artist within. Learn how to use value to create a focal point, to set the mood in a piece, to create three-dimensionality, or to give the illusion of perspective in a landscape, and learn how to show off those traditional blocks so the design shines. This is a crowd-pleasing lecture, entertaining and fun, full of funny real anecdotes and actual quilts for show and tell. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour (First Offering), #TOUR1

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour (First Offering)

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour (First Offering) – #TOUR1

Day: Wednesday, 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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Working with Precuts, #21802

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Working with Precuts

Working with Precuts – #21802

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Jessica VanDenburgh
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


You’ve seen them in quilt shops and online, and maybe even bought a few. But what do you do with precuts now that you have them? Precuts are a fun and great way to get a jump start on your next project. Jessica will discuss the wonderful variety of precuts that are available and how you can turn them into something beautiful. You’ll be amazed by what you can create with precuts, and you’ll love Jessica’s fun and down-to-earth teaching style. Maybe your next quilt will start with a precut! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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