After the War: A Textile Show and Tell, #31801

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After the War: A Textile Show and Tell

After the War: A Textile Show and Tell – #31801

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Allison Rainboth
Level: All Levels

Member: $12 Retail: $15


The period following the Civil War from 1870-1920 brought many changes to American society. Great social movements such as suffrage and temperance swept the nation. America celebrated her 100th birthday, and pioneers settled the West. The era of the Gibson Girl and the end of the Victorian age produced more fabric choices than ever before. In this presentation, quilt historian Allison Rainboth will look at these events in the context of her collection of antique quilts and quilt tops and will share many examples of period fabrics. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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All-Star Review: Wednesday, #STAR-W

All-Star Review: Wednesday

All-Star Review: Wednesday – #STAR-W

Day: Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
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 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. After 7:30 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 Afternoon with Susan Cleveland and Her Eclectic Quilt Pageant, #SUSAN

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An Afternoon with Victoria Findlay Wolfe: Creativity and Play

An Afternoon with Susan Cleveland and Her Eclectic Quilt Pageant – #SUSAN

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Susan Cleveland
Level: All Levels

Member: $24 Retail: $30


Join one of the world’s most enthusiastic personalities for oohs, aahs, and laughter to learn a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh, interesting details with piping, prairie points, heavy threads, and embellishments. See how to take show pieces to new levels and add charming surprises to simple pieces. Susan will share real-live quilts with close-ups through the projector, so you are sure to see oodles of detail. You may recognize many quilts as winners in AQS Paducah shows and International Quilt Festivals in Houston! Don’t miss out on this good time!

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Beginning Landscapes with Fabric and Free-Motion Stitching, #34505

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Beginning Landscapes with Fabric and Free-Motion Stitching

Beginning Landscapes with Fabric and Free-Motion Stitching – #34505

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Bonnie Langenfeld
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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


Join Bonnie and learn how to make a realistic landscape picture using only fabric and thread. You will learn perspective techniques with color, shape, and space and find out how to choose appropriate fabrics. Then Bonnie will teach you how to stitch in free motion to enhance your picture. When you’re finished, you’ll have a landscape that can be part of a quilt, framed, or made into a wallhanging.

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Blue Moon Quilt: Design as You Go with Easy Curves, #37104w

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Blue Moon Quilt: Design as You Go with Easy Curves

Blue Moon Quilt: Design as You Go with Easy Curves – #37104w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Karla Alexander
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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


Join Karla for the day and create a fun, design-as-you-go quilt! Do not worry if you have never sewn curves before; you will learn a successful, fail-proof method! Beginners are welcome! You can audition the moon colors and sizes as you go and even make changes well into the project if you change your mind. Follow Karla’s design exactly or make the quilt your own. With some easy tips and techniques along the way, Karla will inspire you to create your own awesome and unique quilt!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Domestic Machine Quilting: The Basics and Beyond (First Offering), #38102w

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Domestic Machine Quilting: The Basics and Beyond (First Offering)

Domestic Machine Quilting: The Basics and Beyond (First Offering) – #38102w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Cindy Seitz-Krug
Level: Beginner

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


Don’t miss your chance to spend a day with Cindy Seitz-Krug learning several of her basic machine quilting techniques. To start, students will learn the basics of using a walking foot and the many designs that can be done with simple, straight lines. Then, you will spend quite a bit of time working on three different types of free-motion feathers. Lastly, Cindy will teach her technique for background stippling. Many other things will be covered in this class, such as threads, needles, and batting. You will also learn the “order of quilting” so that when you quilt your own quilts, you’ll know which type of quilting to do first, second, and so on. Let Cindy lead the way, and you’ll learn how to easily manage your large quilts on your home sewing machine!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Fabric Dyeing for Quilters: Shibori and Ice Dyeing, #35101w

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Fabric Dyeing for Quilters: Shibori and Ice Dyeing

Fabric Dyeing for Quilters: Shibori and Ice Dyeing – #35101w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Museum S1
Teacher: Pat Sturtzel
Level: All Levels

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


Build your stash with your own hand-dyed fabrics! Learn about dyeing fabric using Procion MX Fiber Reactive dyes using a low water immersion process. Participants will dye about six yards of fabric using bound resist (tie-dye/shibori), ice dyeing, and a few variations. When you’ve finished, you’ll have made 16 fat quarters and one large 2-yard piece that can be used for the back of a quilt or as an “artful” wholecloth quilt top! Through the process, you will learn everything you need to be able to continue exploring these processes on your own. A detailed handout will be provided. Examples of quilts made using dyed fabrics will be available for inspiration.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

 

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Fabulous, Fusible Flowers: Zinnias Quilt, #34102w

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Fabulous, Fusible Flowers: Zinnias Quilt

Fabulous, Fusible Flowers: Zinnias Quilt – #34102w

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Melinda Bula
Level: Beginner

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


Look through the eyes of an artist as Melinda shows how she builds her award-winning flower quilts. See how color and values add depth and realism to your work. You’ll learn how to layer your colors just like paint to make your flowers pop. This is a great class for art quilt beginners and veterans alike! Melinda’s easygoing and humorous teaching style will have you learning and laughing all day. Don’t miss this fun and inspiring class! You’ll make one flower in class, and Melinda will get you started on adding the other two. Please note: this class starts half an hour later than other classes; students are invited to join Melinda for the unveiling of her quilt’s mural on the floodwall outside the Convention Center at 8 a.m.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Freehand Foundations: Bethanne’s Tips for Longarm Beginners (First Offering), #38107w

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Freehand Foundations: Bethanne's Tips for Longarm Beginners (First Offering)

Freehand Foundations: Bethanne’s Tips for Longarm Beginners (First Offering) – #38107w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Bethanne Nemesh
Level: Beginner

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


Are you a brand-new longarm quilter? This six-hour class will be a deep immersion into the pool of freehand quilting… but you will use the stairs! Each student will get to use their own longarm machine all day – no sharing required. Begin perfecting your ability to smoothly nest freehand shapes and transform simple shapes into more complex ones, ending with contemporary blended background fills. Next, learn perfect freehand feathers that do not rely on backtracking, making you look like a pro immediately. Finally, learn simple serpentine feathers and master tucking feathers into curls. Leave class ready to take on the freehand world! Beyond the technical skills of quilting, learn about threads, troubleshooting, and especially ergonomic safety to protect your body for years of happy quilting.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Intro to Free-Motion Mastery in a Month: Lines, Curves, and Circles, #38504

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Intro to Free-Motion Mastery in a Month: Lines, Curves, and Circles

Intro to Free-Motion Mastery in a Month: Lines, Curves, and Circles – #38504

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: RaNae Merrill
Level: All Levels

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


Jump start your free-motion quilting with this introduction to the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month process. You’ll learn how to set up your sewing machine and find your perfect quilting speed. Then, RaNae’s unique teaching system and specialized tools will guide you step-by-step through simple exercises that will get you quilting three basic shapes — Lines, Curves and Circles — that can build a multitude of designs. You’ll go home with a practice plan to continue building your skills, and best of all, you’ll leave class saying, “I can DO this!”

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Intro to Free-Motion Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine, #38105w

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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 – #38105w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
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 do so? Join Sarah in this hands-on class and be liberated with free-motion quilting! With a bit of humor and a lot of encouragement, Sarah 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 and 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. Two people per machine. 

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Introduction to Rulers on a Domestic Machine (First Offering), #38532

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Follow the Ruler: Rulerwork on the Domestic Machine (First Offering)

Introduction to Rulers on a Domestic Machine (First Offering) – #38532

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Lisa Hagstoz Calle
Level: All Levels

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


Join Gina and discover how to free-motion quilt using a variety of ruler templates. You will come away with fundamental techniques that will lead to successful quilting with rulers. This class will give you a firm introduction to the world of rulerwork, and you can use these techniques again and again! You’ll learn a wide variety of designs in this creative and stress-free class!

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Landscape Confetti Art Quilt, #34503

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Landscape Confetti Art Quilt

Landscape Confetti Art Quilt – #34503

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room
Teacher: Sally Manke
Level: All Levels

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


See color, proportion, depth, and shadows through an art teacher’s eyes. In this fun and eye-opening class, you’ll create a woodland scene with confetti-cut fabrics “painted” on quilt batting. Layers and layers of tiny bits of batik and hand-dyed fabrics create a beautiful landscape. Fussy-cut trees, rocks, and flowers will be added before topping with a layer of tulle. Return home to free-motion quilt and embellish your masterpiece. You can bring a photo to work from or borrow one from the instructor.

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Learn Foundation Piecing: Tiny World, #37532

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Sew You're in a Bind: Binding Your Quilt

Learn Foundation Piecing: Tiny World – #37532

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Debbie Wendt
Level: All Levels

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


Join Debbie for the evening and learn the basics of foundation piecing while you work on this adorable little home scene. This 7″ block will look great in a frame or as part of a larger finished quilt. Sewing these tiny pieces onto muslin for this tiny house and tree takes the guesswork out of accuracy. You’ll have fun and learn tips and tricks for sewing on stamped foundations with NO paper to remove later!

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Lone Starburst II Quilt, #37102w

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Lone Starburst II Quilt

Lone Starburst II Quilt – #37102w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
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 EZ Jelly Roll Ruler or her new 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 focuses 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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Majesty Raw-Edge Lion Quilt, #34112w

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Majesty Raw-Edge Lion Quilt

Majesty Raw-Edge Lion Quilt – #34112w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Gina Reddin
Level: Beginner

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


Learn Gina’s techniques for beautiful raw-edge appliqué and how it can be used to create fiber art! First you’ll appliqué shapes to create the image, then you’ll learn how to add depth and interest with thread painting. With a little guidance and creativity, you’ll be amazed by what you can create!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Make a ColorPOP Quilt! Improvisational Piecing, #37107w

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Make a ColorPOP Quilt! Improvisational Piecing

Make a ColorPOP Quilt! Improvisational Piecing – #37107w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Lynn Koolish
Level: All Levels

Member: $88 Retail: $110


Join Lynn Koolish for the day to create a beautiful modern quilt that POPS with color. You’ll learn her techniques for improvisational quiltmaking as you explore design and color in your quilt, and you’ll get to practice methods for both straight-line and curved piecing that you can use again and again. Learn how to let your creativity guide you as you create, then add pops of color to create a unique, dynamic piece that you’ll be proud of.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Moroccan Mosaic Quilt Tiles: Learn to Make a Mosaic Quilt, #34504

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Moroccan Mosaic Quilt Tiles: Learn to Make a Mosaic Quilt

Moroccan Mosaic Quilt Tiles: Learn to Make a Mosaic Quilt – #34504

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Heidi Proffetty
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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


Discover how to transform ancient tile artwork into stunning mosaic art quilts. Learn about the ancient forms of Azulejo & Talavara styles of tilework derived from the Arabic form of Zellige. Then, using Heidi’s variation of historic tile-making practices, you will create your own unique mosaic quilt blocks. Plus, Heidi will share with you how she creates these amazing tessellated quilt designs on a much larger scale using a digital cutter. Join Heidi for a bit of history and some mosaic quilt tile fun!

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Piping, Quilting, and More: Create a Techy Tablet Cover, #39521

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Piping, Quilting, and More: Create a Techy Tablet Cover

Piping, Quilting, and More: Create a Techy Tablet Cover – #39521

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt I Room
Teacher: Nancy McNally
Level: All Levels

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


Learn several new techniques as you create an adorable protective case for your tablet or e-reader. You’ll learn how to create faux piping and sew a zipper, then do some machine quilting and machine bias binding on your project. Plus, the Techy Tablet Cover will hold more than just a tablet; throw in your cell phone and a few personal items for a great grab-and-go tech case or use it to carry a book and car keys to appointments or to the beach! Come learn techniques to use in all your future quilts.

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Precision and Panache: Learn Susan’s Favorite Techniques (Lecture/Demo), #32501

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Appliqué All Ways

Precision and Panache: Learn Susan’s Favorite Techniques (Lecture/Demo) – #32501

Day: Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Susan Cleveland
Level: All Levels

Member: $56 Retail: $70


This is your chance to get up close and personal with Susan Cleveland’s techniques. Via live (and lively) projected demos, learn to add eye-catching details to quilts and increase accuracy with precision piecing, decorative threads (for quilting and appliqué), piping in seams, fancy Prairie Points, embellishing, skinny borders, and helpful tools. Susan will show plenty of quilts up close to demonstrate how you can make her methods work for you. You’ll be amazed by all the new and inspiring information packed into this three-hour lecture/demo. Bring a notebook and get ready to learn a lot!

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Quilt Art Autograph Party, #PARTY

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Quilt Art Autograph Party

Quilt Art Autograph Party – #PARTY

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 2nd Floor Hallway
Teacher: Klaudeen Hansen
Level: All Levels

Member: $FREE Retail: $FREE


Meet the coordinator of the 2021 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar along with the excellent quilters whose works appear in it. You can pick up your copy of the calendar and collect autographs from these prize-winning quiltmakers. There will also be limited copies of back editions of Quilt Art calendars for sale – a great opportunity for you to complete your collection.

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Quilting Appliqué Quilts: Longarm Machine Quilting, #38534

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A to Z: Quilting as Simple as Writing the Alphabet!

Quilting Appliqué Quilts: Longarm Machine Quilting – #38534

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Julia Quiltoff
Level: All Levels

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


It’s time to learn how to quilt that appliqué quilt! Join Julia for the evening and learn how to emphasize the beauty of appliqué in your quilts. You will outline, add creative textures, break the space around your appliqués, and make your work shine! Appliquéd quilts are unique challenges when it comes to quilting, but Julia will take you step-by-step until you feel confident. You’ll leave with the tools and inspiration to quilt your own appliquéd quilts at home!

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Rulers for Rookies on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine, #38533

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The Basics of Rulerwork on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine

Rulers for Rookies on a Sit-Down Longarm Machine – #38533

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Lisa Hagstoz Calle
Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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


So you’re not ready for the major leagues when it comes to working with rulers? No worries! Join Lisa in Rulers for Rookies and be ready for three full hours of ruler action. This class is a comprehensive hands-on experience incorporating not only straight edges and circles but some of the other Quilter’s Groove rulers as well. Regardless of whether you’ve never touched a ruler or just feel that your skills could use a little coaching, this class is for you! Lisa will coach her team of temporary rookies to victory while working on the Ohio Star quilt block panel. She will have you working like a pro in no time!

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Simple, Layered Floral Hand Appliqué, #33101w

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Simple, Layered Floral Hand Appliqué

Simple, Layered Floral Hand Appliqué – #33101w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Museum S2
Teacher: David Taylor
Level: All Levels

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


Join David Taylor and learn beautiful hand appliqué as you make a variety of flowers. The key to making flowers more realistic is in the fabric choices and the use of simple shapes. Gentle curves provide the movement and are much easier to appliqué by hand. Choose from a variety of David’s patterns and kits to create a block representing traditional flowers of the month.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Starry Path Table Runner: No Set-In Seams, #37503

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Starry Path Table Runner: No Set-In Seams

Starry Path Table Runner: No Set-In Seams – #37503

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Marti Michell
Level: All Levels

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


The Starry Path is a sleek, dramatic, classic quilt block. With only 16 pieces per block and no set-in seams, it is not hard to make; however, the unusual triangles make it a challenge to cut without acrylic tools. Marti will teach you the secret to marking beautiful Starry Path blocks in this fun evening workshop. Plan to cut and make three matching 12″ stars for the table runner. Marti will also demonstrate how to use the multi-size tools to cut 6″ and 9″ blocks. The class includes cutting and construction techniques for the Zigzag STARRY PATH quilt shown.

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Stars in Quilts: Learn 15 Star Blocks, #37105w

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Stars in Quilts: Learn 15 Star Blocks

Stars in Quilts: Learn 15 Star Blocks – #37105w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Edyta Sitar
Level: All Levels

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


This is a splendid workshop to honor one of the most common and well-loved quilt designs, the Star. Edyta will help you to create beautiful Star blocks and inspire you by sharing her thoughts, knowledge, and Star quilts. This workshop features 15 different Star patterns. Through these patterns, you will look at Star blocks, layouts, sashing’s, and different techniques to set stars in quilts. Spend the day creating beautiful stars with Edyta!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Uncommon Values Quilt: Piece a Quilt that Pops!, #37108w

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Uncommon Values Quilt: Piece a Quilt that Pops!

Uncommon Values Quilt: Piece a Quilt that Pops! – #37108w

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt II Room
Teacher: Sarah J. Maxwell
Level: Beginner

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


Light, dark, medium- can a print be all three in a single quilt? Explore how value impacts quilt design when you make simple Nine-Patch and Shoo Fly blocks to create blocks that pop and blocks that recede. You’ll be amazed by how color and value choices can affect the whole look of a quilt. Learn how to choose fabrics to accent certain areas of your quilts and make simple blocks into a stunning finished piece.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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