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Thursday
10:30
 
Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
11:15 Finishing Touches Project Labels
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
1:00
Scarves and More: Your Neck's Best Friends
Carol Steinbrecher of Conselle / Style Solutions
1:45 What's New With Sulky
Nancy Sapin, representing Sulky of America
2:30
Embellishments!
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
3:15
I'm a Sewer Not a Quilter – What Good are Templates and Rulers?
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

Friday
10:30
 
Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
11:15
Discover the Fabric Designer Within You!
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
1:00 Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
1:45 One Pattern = A Year of Jackets
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
2:30 Tool Time!
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
3:15
Easy Weaving
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
4:00
Stunning Stars
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
 
Saturday
10:30
Making Memories With Fabric
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
11:15 Pictures on Fabric the Easy Way
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:00
Sloper Magic
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45 Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
2:30 Binding-Making the Perfect Mitered Corner Every Time
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
 
Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Got a baby in your life or one on the way? Of course, you want to make some cute little gifts but you’re short on time. Come see some quick and easy projects that every baby needs and every new mom will appreciate! I’ll tell you what new moms need (versus want!). Plus I’ll show you how to cut down on the cutting time (and even do assembly-line style) so you can whip these out fast. Projects include: Baby Bibs, Burp Pad, Changing Pad, Diaper Bag, Cute Clothes, Baby Quilt, Stuffed Toys, Great Gifts and more.

Binding – Making the Perfect Mitered Corner Every Time
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
You can be a novice and still have great success in binding your projects. A few minutes and a few tips will have you running to finish those UFO’s (unfinished opportunities).

Discover the Fabric Designer Within You!
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
It is now easier than ever in this new digital age to create your own personalized fabric designs and turn them into yardage. Get creative with your designs! How about scanning your child’s artwork or maybe your favorite photograph? You can even do something as simple as starting with a unique piece of clipart or just using words. Learn about the different options for printing your designs, see what color pallets work best, and what affects your final output. You will be amazed how many different types of fabrics are now available to you.

Easy Weaving
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Barb will share her ideas and looms to show how easy weaving can be. Use weaving as garment embellishments or even in the creation of beautiful rugs.

Embellishments!
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Join Barb to see how to successfully embellish your projects. Too much or poor placement can steal the spotlight. Don’t let that happen to your projects! Barb will share her tips to successful embellishments that will steal the show.

Finishing Touches Project Labels
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
What a great way to finish off your projects by documenting them with a creative and unique label! See how easily you can customize the size, color and background and even add a photo to your label. Learn about the different types of printable fabric sheets available on the market and see how print quality varies among printers and fabric sheets. Both quilting and sewing labels will be covered.

Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Fussy cutting – the art of cutting a design so that it is perfectly centered. Come see how easy it is to center those beautiful focal fabrics and embroidery designs. Get those frogs and dogs and bears and toads perfectly – and easily – centered in those I Spy, ABC Quilts, Attic Windows, T-shirt quilts, embroidery designs, purses and much more. You’ll learn how to fussy cut squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles, and a variety of other shapes.

I’m a Sewer not a Quilter. What Good are Templates and Rulers?
Linder Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Quilters use templates and rulers but sewers – not so much. If you’re more of a sewer than a quilter then you might not see the value of using templates and rulers. Come see how they provide accuracy, speed up the cutting process, allow for assembly line cutting and sewing, and cut multiple layers faster and better! Plus, you’ll see lot of project that can quickly be completed with templates and rulers. You’ll quickly understand why you’ll want to add these tools to your sewing tool box!

Making Memories with Fabric
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
Discover how easy it is to simply add a photo to your project and create your own unique memories. Combining photos and fabric is always a big hit with everyone. All you need to get started are Inkjet Printable Fabric Sheets and a little creativity! We will discuss the various software programs that are available for photo editing, and will learn the different options for Inkjet Printable Fabric Sheets, home printers, and the various types of printer ink on the market.

Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Join Karen for nine nifty ways to jazz up your quilting projects. Hand out includes all the ideas and instructions!

One Pattern = A Year of Jackets
Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns
Rae will share a trunk show featuring four seasons of beautiful and unique jackets for all occasions based on one pattern – The Tabula Rasa Jacket.

Pictures on Fabric the Easy Way

Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Have you seen the quilts that have those wonderful pictures? Have you wanted to try it but just weren’t sure you could do it? Barb will share a fool proof method to put pictures on fabric plus a trunk show of projects.

Scarves and More: Your Neck’s Best Friends
Carol Steinbrecher for Conselle / Style Solutions
Scarves, ties, jewelry – they all fit around your neck! These are all great accessories and it’s time to pay them some well needed attention. See this lively demonstration on how to tie scarves, and choose styles and colors that will flatter your face and figure. We’ll even look at some fun tie knots men can use too! Neckware – we got you covered.

Sloper Magic
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
A personalized sloper can be a useful fitting tool. See how to make one and how to use it for comparing your figure needs to a commercial pattern. Learn how to create different styles such as princess lines and flared skirts from the basic sloper.

Stunning Stars
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
Easily create the appearance of complex kaleidoscope type stars without sewing, using paintstiks, rubbing plates and stamps.

Tool Time!
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
You’ve heard the saying “the right tool for the job”. Using the right tools is important to a successful quilting or sewing project. See what’s new on the market and which favorites you can’t live without.

What’s New With Sulky
Nancy Sapin, Freelance National Educator representing Sulky of America
Discover the latest Sulky changes, products, techniques, classes and more. Sulky is constantly evolving, so you will want to catch this presentation.