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Thursday
10:30
Sulky Solvy…Now You See It, Now You Don't
Nancy Sapin, National Educator for Sulky of America
11:15
Stitchin' for the Kitchen
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns
12:00
From Mundane to Masterpiece
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
1:00
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Busts
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45
Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
2:30
Heat Press and CAD Cut Material
Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
3:15
Quick and Easy Quilt Marking
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.
4:00
Recycle It!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

Friday

10:30
Creating Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
11:15
How to Perfectly Miter a Quilt Corner
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
12:00

Sulky Solvy…Now You See It, Now You Don't
Nancy Sapin, National Educator for Sulky of America
1:00
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Slopers
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45
Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
2:30
Make a Quilt for $22
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
3:15
When Precuts Come to Dinner
Sheila Zent of Pineapple Fabrics
4:00
Make it Your Own!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

Saturday
10:30
Quick and Easy Quilt Marking
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.
11:15
Creating Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
12:00
When Precuts Come to Dinner
Sheila Zent of Pineaple Fabrics
1:00
Heat Press and CAD Cut Material
Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com
1:45
Whip It Up!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
2:30
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Sleeves
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:15
Make a Quilt for $22
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café


Creating Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs

You can change plain yardage into one of a kind fabric which can be used in a variety of projects from traditional quilts to the most unique art quilts and even wearable art. Using Tsukeniko® ink and several simple tools and materials combined with exciting stencils created by TSC Designs, you will find it easy to achieve results that will inspire you to create your own style of fabric art.

Fabrics Make the Garment
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals

Does the fabric you use for your garment sewing make that much difference? Barb will show you what happens with various fabrics using the same pattern. The fabric choice you make can and will give a totally different look and feel.

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Busts
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Everything you need to know about bust alterations whether larger or smaller. Learn what causes wrinkles and folds in the armscye and how to fix the issue. See a beautiful, fast alteration technique for princess seams!

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Sleeves
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

All about sleeves! Learn how to enlarge or decrease without causing distortion. Tips for sewing in sleeves with no puckers, tips on ease and design ideas for larger arms.

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Slopers
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Learn what a sloper is, how to make one and how to use it for both designing and as a tool to compare your fitting needs with commercial patterns.

From Mundane to Masterpiece
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu

Turn your ordinary project into a work of art using cutting edge products to achieve a polished and professional finish. Learn ways to determine the right tools and notions for your masterpiece!

Heat Press and CAD Cut Material
Richard Bloedow of SewingMachine.com

Learn secrets to the successful use of the heat press and its accessories. Richard will show you how the heat press works with CAD cut vinyl, vinyl cut with the precision of an electronic cutter. Come discover the possibilities.

How to Perfectly Miter a Quilt Corner
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams

Come learn a simple technique to make perfect corners every time. We’ll give you a “hands on” sample so you can do it in class and take it home with you as a reminder.

Make a Quilt for $22
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café

Save Time, Save Money! Are you looking for ways to enjoy your sewing hobby more, and complete more quilts faster? Let’s take quilting back to the basics. Learn lots of easy techniques to make your quilting go smoothly with fewer mistakes and faster results. Each attendee receives a free quilt pattern.

Make it Your Own!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

Pinterest inspires you at every click to ‘make it your own’. See Cindy’s approach to creating something special using ready-to-wear garments, reclaimed or vintage items to use as a creative canvas. Apply machine embroidery designs and embroider on jackets, blankets, jeans, sweaters and more to add your personal touch to go from ordinary to extraordinary. If you’re just thinking about purchasing an embroidery machine, this is a great class to see what can be done.

Quick and Easy Quilt Marking
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.

Using Pounce Pads with Full Line Stencils to mark your quilts is quick and easy. Learn how and when to use colored chalks. Learn how to prepare the Pounce Pads and then how to use Full Line Stencils, including how to repeat patterns using registration marks, turn corners, and the care and storage of the stencils.

Recycle It!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

It’s time for some spring cleaning. Grab those old clothes and linens and ‘up-cycle’ them! Come see lots of great projects made out of those too-tight jeans, T-shirts that should have been tossed, and even those clothes with tags on them that you know you’ll never wear. Let’s breathe new life into those old cast-aways. Learn how to redesign, repurpose and recycle those well-loved and well-used items. Who knew spring cleaning could be so much fun!

Stitchin’ for the Kitchen
Pattie Otto of Great Copy Patterns

Create gourmet worthy accessories to decorate your kitchen with a little thread and your embroidery machine. Think pretty hand towels, witty musings to embellish aprons, elegant linens to match your dishes or décor and more. These clever kitchen projects also make great gifts for everyone on your list.

Sulky Solvy...Now You See It, Now You Don’t
Nancy Sapin, National Educator for Sulky of America

Water soluble stabilizers can be useful in so many different ways. Discover a variety of applications including machine embroidery, 3-D applique, paper piecing, artistic scarves, free motion quilting aids, and placement templates. Learn the “ins and outs” of printing on the stabilizer, storage and wash away tips. Get inspired by the many ways this magical stabilizer will enhance your creativity.

When Precuts Come to Dinner
Sheila Zent of Pineapple Fabrics

Planning a precut project is similar to charting out who sits next to whom at a dinner party. You’ll want to spread out different personalities to keep the conversation going, just as you’d create a “dialogue” among your fabrics. Learn how to arrange pineapple precuts to achieve a balance of lights and darts, brights and softs, big and small prints.

Whip it Up!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

Short on time? Or just don’t want to take on a big project? In this class you’ll see lots of sewing, quilting and embroidery projects that you can create in no time. The emphasis is on fun and easy. These make great gifts and can be made from scraps and left-overs from previous projects.

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