Birmingham - Cahaba Grand Conference Center

9/19/2012 - 9/22/2012

Birmingham - Cahaba Grand Conference Center
Birmingham - Cahaba Grand Conference Center
Birmingham, AL 44140
111-222-3333


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Value Package A: $89.00 (Save $50.00!) Includes 5 class sessions, General Admission Ticket 9/20/12, General Admission Ticket 9/21/12, General Admission Ticket 9/22/12, Shopping Bag, VIP Reward – Save $5, and VIP Reward – Save $5. Additional sessions only $15.00 each.

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  Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Class
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Hands on Workshop Stuffed Embroidery Workshop Cindy Losekamp Thursday
9/20/12

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X
  Embroider an adorable little baby blanket, so soft you won’t want to give it up! Besides learning how to create Stuffed Embroidery – the More...
   
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Hands on Workshop All About Zippers Darlene Guillory Thursday
9/20/12

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21
  Discover your hidden zipper muse in this ‘cover it all’ insertion workshop. Learn the language and methods for several kinds of zippers i More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Machine Quilting: Basics and Beyond Debby Kratovil Thursday
9/20/12

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22
  Using Debby's KISS Method (Keep It Small & Simple), discover how liberating free-motion machine quilting can be. Discuss threads, batting and bast More...
   
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Updated: One-seam© Pants Just for You Louise Cutting Thursday
9/20/12

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1
  ‘One-Seam© Pants’© appear in many high-end designer collections. Now, sew your own. With no side seams, they’re quick and More...
   
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Fearless Figure Evaluation Carol Steinbrecher Thursday
9/20/12

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2
  Discover the keys to recognizing your own figure variations and figure shape. See a real body, real figure evaluation demonstration, with fits, smart More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Serging For Rookies: Wear It Everywhere Vest Kathy Stachowicz Thursday
9/20/12

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 4, B20
  Get acquainted with the serger as you learn basic seaming for straight and curved seams, corners, easing a neck edge and a no-pin match point system w More...
   
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Seven Core Sewing Skills Cynthia Guffey Thursday
9/20/12

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17
  Core sewing skills are used regardless of what type of project or fabric or machine we're working on. Making them second-nature will improve the outco More...
   
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Extreme Embroidery* Susan Clark Thursday
9/20/12

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18
  So…… how would you set up for embroidery on wood, real or synthetic leather, paper, a camp chair or a bath mat? Get the lowdown on all kin More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Sheer Applique: Three Little Jewelry Bags Cindy Losekamp Thursday
9/20/12

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B19X
  Okay, be truthful…you never really have enough of those little drawstring bags to put special necklaces in or one for a flash drive you don̵ More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Batik Braids Debby Kratovil Thursday
9/20/12

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C37X, D53
  Sewing with ONLY half-hexagon shaped patches, this braid quilt is a dream to put together! There is NO trimming of excess fabric on the sides as is th More...
   
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Pants Perfection Cynthia Guffey Thursday
9/20/12

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33
  Discuss considerations in selecting a size with which to begin, then see Cynthia demonstrate the measuring and alteration process. Includes adjusting More...
   
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Alterations for RTW: Jackets and Tops Carol Steinbrecher Thursday
9/20/12

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
  T-shirts too shapeless? Jackets looking too bulky? Tops too blousy or not blousy enough? Gaping necklines? Droopy shoulders? Look at the most com More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Crazy Batik Sewing Album Tote Barbara Moore Thursday
9/20/12

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C35, D51, E67
  Carry your favorite photos with you as well as all your sewing supplies, with this crazy patch bag on one side and a photo album on the other. Here More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Mini Messenger Tote Kathy Stachowicz Thursday
9/20/12

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C36, D52, E68
  Designed to be a mini version of the popular messenger tote, this piece is full of fun serger techniques. A decorative chain stitch is used to embelli More...
   
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Hands on Workshop It’s Magic! A Quilt of Half and Quarter Square Triangle Blocks Holice Turnbow Thursday
9/20/12

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C38, D54, E70
  Carefully selected colors and the placement of a simple half-square triangle block and a quarter-square triangle block can create “magic” More...
   
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The Classic White Shirt and Beyond Sandy Miller Thursday
9/20/12

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49
  Every woman needs a classic white shirt in her wardrobe, and we can put considerable effort into creating one with new sewing techniques, perfecting More...
   
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Breaking Down the Borders Kim Montagnese Thursday
9/20/12

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
  Triangles, circles, wonky strips…..appliqued, pieced, undulating or pointed. Constructed with as much thought and design sense as the quilts th More...
   
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Good, Better, Best / Easy, Easier, Easiest Cynthia Guffey Thursday
9/20/12

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
  Sometimes a fabric and design just come together to create the perfect garment. Depending on serendipity, however, isn’t the best way to build a More...
   
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Hoop to Piece Cindy Losekamp Thursday
9/20/12

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
  One of Cindy’s latest projects puts a twist on piecing in the hoop. Of course you can piece these embroidery designs, but what else can you do More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Embroidered eReader Wristlet Hope Yoder Thursday
9/20/12

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F83X, G 99
  Piece together beautiful fabrics for your personal eReader envelope bag. Fashion forward, your case with its built-in layer of protection is perfect More...
   
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Hands on Workshop The Unappreciated Walking Foot Holice Turnbow Thursday
9/20/12

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F86X, G102
  Most quilters tend to use the walking foot machine accessory only for stitching (quilting) in the ditch (SID), but much more can be accomplished! Dis More...
   
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Alteration Business Know Power Carol Steinbrecher Thursday
9/20/12

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
F81XY
  Thinking of starting your own alteration business? Want to know what it takes? Learn to sell yourself first, and get a handle on all the basic requi More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Top 10 Tool-Free Tricky Gizmo Sewing Lessons Cynthia Guffey Thursday
9/20/12

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F82, G 98
  ‘Tricky gizmo’ is the method and the tools are simple: needle and thread. Opportunities for fine finishing techniques are everywhere, More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Crazy Quilting Karen Pharr Thursday
9/20/12

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F85, G101
  If you’ve wanted to create wonderful crazy quilt blocks but wondered just how to get started, here’s your chance. Or maybe you’ve cr More...
   
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  Friday, September 21, 2012
  Class
Name
Instructor Date/
Time
Class
Codes
Hands on Workshop The Cutwork Kitchen Barbara Moore Friday
9/21/12

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H115X, J131
  Create a beautiful apron for the queen of your kitchen and the envy of your guests. The bib of your apron features classic cutwork created on your emb More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Crazy for Quilting Kathy Stachowicz Friday
9/21/12

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H116X, J132
  Create another popular traditional quilt pattern in hours, not days! Adapted for the serger, this quilt is easy and fun, especially with the sashing More...
   
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Hands on Workshop No Sneaky-Peeky Improvisational Quilting Debby Kratovil Friday
9/21/12

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H117X, J133
  With a nod to the free form quilts of Gee’s Bend, explore your own creative attitudes in this design-as-you-go workshop. Choose your sealed bag More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Cutting and Piecing For Rookies Holice Turnbow Friday
9/21/12

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134
  Get a proper start with the essentials of machine piecing as you learn the three basics: accurate marking, cutting and piecing. Learn to use rotary cu More...
   
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WWW: Wonderful Weekend Wearables Sandy Miller Friday
9/21/12

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
  We all need something GREAT to wear on the weekends! Whether we’re running errands on the way to see our grandchildren, taking in a long city w More...
   
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Snip It, Stitch It, Wear It! Cindy Losekamp Friday
9/21/12

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114
  Discover all the best techniques as Cindy takes a plain sweatshirt and readies it for creating a jacket. You’ll see her trim off ribbings, find More...
   
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Notions Commotion Kim Montagnese Friday
9/21/12

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129
  Get a grip on the newest notions to make your projects easier, faster, more fun and much more creative! If you've been at the sewing machine "forever" More...
   
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Part I: Fitting the Back Bodice Cynthia Guffey Friday
9/21/12

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130
  The back bodice affects much of how the rest of the garment fits. Discuss upper back curve, back waist, armholes, shoulder to waist transition, back a More...
   
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Hands on Workshop The Magical Quilted Tote Darlene Guillory Friday
9/21/12

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K149X, L165
  The tote fools the eye and yields secrets to a few new tricks as you make it. Trick #1: free-form applique and embellishment with fabrics and fibers, More...
   
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Part II: Fitting the Front Bodice Cynthia Guffey Friday
9/21/12

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
  Smooth out fitting wrinkles as you learn about the proper distance to and fullness at the bust apex, armhole depth, neckline, waistline, transition fr More...
   
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Alterations: All Zipped Up Carol Steinbrecher Friday
9/21/12

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
  Zippers! We’ve got a love/hate relationship with them. So many of our garments include them but what happens when they don’t work? Repa More...
   
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Hands on Workshop The Perfectly Pretty Caddy Hope Yoder Friday
9/21/12

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K147, L163, M179
  Add delicate machine embroidery and fashion a romantic and handy caddy for all those essentials you need close at hand – in so many places! Emb More...
   
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Hands on Workshop eReader Sleeve Kathy Stachowicz Friday
9/21/12

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K148, L164, M180
  Create this unique and trendy quilted cover/sleeve using simple and quick piecing techniques. The final touches include quilting with a twist and a un More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Really, Really, Broken Dishes Kim Montagnese Friday
9/21/12

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K150, L166, M182
  Circles and curves without curved piecing? You bet! It’s fast, fun and easy. Edges turned in the easiest way imaginable, curves fall into pla More...
   
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Cutting Class Louise Cutting Friday
9/21/12

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161
  With so many new and improved ways to make your sewing appear less home-made and more professional, rookies and experienced fashion sewers alike can t More...
   
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Extreme Embroidery* Susan Clark Friday
9/21/12

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
  So…… how would you set up for embroidery on wood, real or synthetic leather, paper, a camp chair or a bath mat? Get the lowdown on all kin More...
   
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Part III: Fitting Below the Waist Cynthia Guffey Friday
9/21/12

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
  Using live models to illustrate the elimination of wrinkles from poor fit, Cynthia discusses slope at the waist, adjustments for flat vs. round hip/bu More...
   
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Alterations for RTW: Jean and Pant Solutions Carol Steinbrecher Friday
9/21/12

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
  Denim is with us to stay –jeans are our favorite “go to” garment. Getting them to fit is challenging and makes the difference betwe More...
   
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Start an Embroidery Business in Your Home Barbara Jones Friday
9/21/12

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N193X, P209
  Discover how to turn your passion for embroidery into a profitable home-based business. Whether in the thinking stage or already stitching for profit More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Hand Quilting Basics Holice Turnbow Friday
9/21/12

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N194X, P210
  You’ve wanted to learn hand quilting but never got around to trying it? This is your chance to learn about and practice the most fundamental pa More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Pieced and Appliqued in the Hoop Cindy Losekamp Friday
9/21/12

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N195X, P211
  Stretch your ideas about what your embroidery hoop can do when you join Cindy for piecing in the hoop and embroidered applique…all in one great More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Mariner's Compass Debby Kratovil Friday
9/21/12

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213
  Conquer your fear of curves and points with this no-fail Mariner’s Compass. A streamlined paper piecing technique uses pre-cut strips, ready to More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Aprons with Attitude Marty Moon Friday
9/21/12

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N198X, P214
  Get acquainted with today’s laminated fabrics and how to work with them as you make this handy gardening apron. With perfectly placed pockets a More...
   
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  Saturday, September 22, 2012
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Name
Instructor Date/
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Class
Codes
Hands on Workshop Hot Oven – Cool Mitts Barbara Moore Saturday
9/22/12

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X
  You’ll fall in love with embroidery (or fall in love all over again) when you make these insulated oven mitts. Quilted on the back with a whims More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Crazy for Quilting Kathy Stachowicz Saturday
9/22/12

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q228X, R244
  Create another popular traditional quilt pattern in hours, not days! Adapted for the serger, this quilt is easy and fun, especially with the sashing More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Sugarloaf Jewels Debby Kratovil Saturday
9/22/12

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229X, R245
  Discover the fun of this no-template, no fabric waste, no bias-edged quilt block - no kidding! Stack your pre-cut squares and slice them using a free More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Basic Machine Quilting Holice Turnbow Saturday
9/22/12

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246
  Practice improves skill and confidence; starting with the right foot, supplies and tools useful to good machine quilting helps too. These first step More...
   
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Updated: One-seam© Pants Just for You Louise Cutting Saturday
9/22/12

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225
  ‘One-Seam© Pants’© appear in many high-end designer collections. Now, sew your own. With no side seams, they’re quick and More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Neutral ID Cynthia Guffey Saturday
9/22/12

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Q226, R242
  Leave class with your 3 best neutrals in hand, and the knowledge necessary to press them into service as you build a hard-working, easy-to-wear, inves More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Pattern Alterations: Seams & Hinges Carol Steinbrecher Saturday
9/22/12

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R241X
  Does the idea of eliminating frustration and flat pattern distortion intrigue you? See and learn how moving your pattern alterations to the seamline More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Gifts in Minutes: Pretty, Practical Projects Hope Yoder Saturday
9/22/12

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R243X
  Create a pieced travel tissue cover using fashionable fabrics and some simple piecing techniques. Hate to do machine binding? No problem, get the look More...
   
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Notions Commotion Kim Montagnese Saturday
9/22/12

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
  Get a grip on the newest notions to make your projects easier, faster, more fun and much more creative! If you've been at the sewing machine "forever" More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Sweatshirt Conversion Prep Workshop Cindy Losekamp Saturday
9/22/12

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S258, T274
  Here’s your chance to bring a sweatshirt you’ve been meaning to turn into an artful jacket to class and get started. Learn the proper meth More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Walk Before You Run: Walking Foot Machine Quilting Jane Plisga Saturday
9/22/12

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S259, T275X
  For beginning machine quilters or those who feel like beginners! Start by using the walking foot for quilting in ways you never thought possible. Pro More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Serging For Rookies: Wear It Everywhere Vest Kathy Stachowicz Saturday
9/22/12

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S260, T276
  Get acquainted with the serger as you learn basic seaming for straight and curved seams, corners, easing a neck edge and a no-pin match point system w More...
   
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Hands on Workshop All About Zippers Darlene Guillory Saturday
9/22/12

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X
  Discover your hidden zipper muse in this ‘cover it all’ insertion workshop. Learn the language and methods for several kinds of zippers i More...
   
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Hands on Workshop The Simple Binding Holice Turnbow Saturday
9/22/12

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X
  Accurately applied borders and binding are essential in maintaining the symmetry of a finished quilt. Uneven borders and binding, especially the corne More...
   
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Sewing Essentials Cynthia Guffey Saturday
9/22/12

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
  Be a sponge, and absorb every bit of sewing knowledge from and expert’s collection of fine sewing methods. You’ll approach every project More...
   
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Wardrobe Strategy: Ensemble Solutions Carol Steinbrecher Saturday
9/22/12

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
V289
  Take your wardrobe beyond where it is today. Learn the basics of design to find your fabulous figure flattering best. Trigger you imagination, elimi More...
   
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Cutting Through the Red Tape Louise Cutting Saturday
9/22/12

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
V290
  Did you make the right adjustment on your pattern? Will it work on another one? Even from another company? See how and where to measure, and receive More...
   
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