Birmingham - Cahaba Grand Conference Center

10/9/2013 - 10/12/2013

Birmingham - Cahaba Grand Conference Center
3660 Grandview Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35243
205-443-6767


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  Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Codes
Who’s Managing the Orphanage? Marty Moon Thursday
10/10/13

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X
  Are you in charge, or are your orphan blocks and parts in charge of your sewing space? Explore the options for using orphan blocks or orphan parts t More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Tumbling Leaves Pashmina Cindy Losekamp Thursday
10/10/13

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X
  Pashminas are elegant and go everywhere, over anything. We’ll use specially digitized embroidery designs, Angelina and a beautiful shawl to crea More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Coco’s Classic Quilted Bag Cathy Gandy and Joyce Keske Thursday
10/10/13

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 4 X, B20
  With a little inspiration from a world class designer, Cathy and her team have created the perfect accessory to any woman’s wardrobe: a quilted More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Machine Quilting: Basics and Beyond Debby Kratovil Thursday
10/10/13

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21
  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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Hands on Workshop Gifts in Minutes: Hot and Cold Sensations Hope Yoder Thursday
10/10/13

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6X
  Your sleepy eyes will pop open when greeted by this bright, happy, colorful coffee koozie created with phoomph™ for fabric, the newest thing fro More...
   
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Industry Insider Techniques: Sewing Louise Cutting Thursday
10/10/13

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1
  Learn the professional way to construct a garment’s details, section by section. They’ll tell the story when it comes to sewing fashion, a More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Framing the Face Cynthia Guffey Thursday
10/10/13

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7, B23
  Trying on clothes is a joy when they make you look great, but frustrating and depressing when they don’t. Remove the guesswork from sewing decis More...
   
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Sew Better! Sew Faster! Kathy Ruddy Thursday
10/10/13

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17
  Learn a potpourri of small but important, time-tested ways to make your next project a huge success. Topics include steps for everything from start t More...
   
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Princess Seams and Other Busty Issues Lorraine Henry Thursday
10/10/13

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18
  Princess seams are among the most flattering lines for all figures. They are also the easiest to alter for the bust area. Learn how the seam method of More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Soft and Cuddly: Embroider a Stuffed Animal Cindy Losekamp Thursday
10/10/13

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B19X
  Learn to hoop an unusually shaped object while making an awesome gift for a special child (or inner child). Choose from an assortment of cute animals More...
   
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Hands on Workshop One Zip Pouch Alex Woodbury Thursday
10/10/13

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B22X
  Learn basic bag construction quickly by making an easy and trendy zip-up pouch in just 90 minutes. Using the easiest zipper installation of all, comb More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Intro to Zentangle®-ing Kim Montagnese Thursday
10/10/13

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C34X, D50
  Kim Montagnese, CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)
For those with little or no ‘tangling’ experience, this workshop introduces langu
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Hands on Workshop Cardinal in Winter Helene Weber Thursday
10/10/13

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C39X, D55
  Discover how an artist sees the landscape as you build your own striking winter scene. The medium: bits of fabric cut into confetti and small strips. More...
   
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Sew to Look Slim: Knits, Slinky and Stretch Wovens Kathy Ruddy Thursday
10/10/13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33
  The hardest part of sewing clothing is getting the fit just right. A garment made from a pattern fitted just for you can make you appear 10 to 20 poun More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Lickety-Split Log Cabin (BYOF) Jean Ann Wright Thursday
10/10/13

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C35, D51XY
  Eliminate hours spent precision cutting fabrics to exact lengths and just start sewing these dynamic log cabin blocks from the get-go. Use the trim-to More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Bag in a Flash: Serger Basics Barb Callahan Thursday
10/10/13

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
C36, D52
  Get acquainted or reacquainted with the serger as you create this fun and trendy bag. Experience basic and new serging techniques, including gatherin More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Sew Crazy: Zippered Pouch* Soni Grint Thursday
10/10/13

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY
 

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Hands on Workshop Vortex Quilt (BYOF) Debby Kratovil Thursday
10/10/13

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY
  Work with pre-cut strips to create this amazing two-color quilt using a simple acrylic template. Choose ANY COLOR! You’ll strip piece, then cut More...
   
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Perfecting Ruffles, Gathers and Pleats Cynthia Guffey Thursday
10/10/13

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49
  Of course she has a system for creating these fabulous details! Explore Cynthia’s approach and methods for incremental marking, multiplication More...
   
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Scrap Stash Busters Sandy Miller Thursday
10/10/13

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
  We all have leftover bits of fabric once we’ve cut out our garments – too much to toss, but not enough to make another garment. Don&rsquo More...
   
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Applique Six Ways: Machine Embroidery Hope Yoder Thursday
10/10/13

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
  In-the-hoop means more than you might think! Explore the 6 most popular and innovative applique styles used by today’s modern quilt and embroide More...
   
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Pants: Different Cuts for Different Curves Lorraine Henry Thursday
10/10/13

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E71
  Some butts are flat, some are curvy.....some very and others not so much. What are YOU? Learn to make a template of your shape using a mirror, your More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Fitting the Four Bs: The Workshop Lorraine Henry Thursday
10/10/13

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F82X, G 98
  Bellies, boobs, backs and butts! Experience altering for all four - singly and in combinations - without causing distortions to your pattern. Example: More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Graphic Quilts that POP (BYOF) Colleen Casey Thursday
10/10/13

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101
  Looking for a bit of POP in your next quilt? Explore Terry Atkinson's new book Graphic Mixx as you m More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Easy-Peasy Pineapple (BYOF) Jean Ann Wright Thursday
10/10/13

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F86X, G102
  Fun, fast and perfect pineapple cabin blocks! No math, no measuring, no paper piecing, just strip, stitch and trim. The newly designed Pineapple Trim More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Make It Tonight, Wear It Tomorrow! Kathy Ruddy Thursday
10/10/13

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F87X, G103
  Learn to draft, fit, and construct a flirty, swingy and oh-so-flattering bias-cut skirt in as little as 45 minutes. Choose your favorite skirt length More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Piping Perfection: The Workshop Cynthia Guffey Thursday
10/10/13

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F83, G 99
  Cynthia’s trademark piping gives her garments a subtle and extraordinary finish, even as it stabilizes the curves of neckline and armhole edges. More...
   
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  Friday, October 11, 2013
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Name
Instructor Date/
Time
Class
Codes
Hands on Workshop Wired Woman Cindy Losekamp Friday
10/11/13

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X
  No, this isn’t a class about caffeine….although when you see her, you might think so. Create this whimsical pin using beautiful beads, More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Free Motion Machine Quilting Jean Ann Wright Friday
10/11/13

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H115X, J131
  Have you ever doodled on a scrap of paper? If so, you can easily master free-hand machine quilting also known as 'fabri-doodling'. Learn the secrets o More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Arrowheads Quilt (BYOF) Debby Kratovil Friday
10/11/13

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H117X, J133
  Are you looking for a new and interesting twist on a traditional block? This only LOOKS hard! Begin by creating an 8” square from three large t More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Hot Mama In-The-Hoop Party Hope Yoder Friday
10/11/13

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134
  Embroider a freestanding quilted trapunto block with delicate micro stippling as you experience Hope’s special techniques for achieving high dim More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Tank Topping (BYOF) Alex Woodbury Friday
10/11/13

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
H119X, J132X
  Ready for a fun and practical addition to your all-year-long wardrobe? Make a scoop-neck tank without darts for no-hassle fitting, perfect for layeri More...
   
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Pattern Prep for Alteration and Fitting Cynthia Guffey Friday
10/11/13

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
  Start right, finish right. Discover the basic and practical steps involved in preparing your paper pattern for custom fitting and alteration. Learn w More...
   
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Industry Insider Techniques: Fitting Louise Cutting Friday
10/11/13

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129
  Look around you – how many women are the same size as you are – and how many of those are the same shape? Discover ways to choose and mak More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Delightful Wool Flowers Barb Callahan Friday
10/11/13

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J130X
  Create a beautiful flower using hand-dyed wool from Barb’s stash. You’ll learn to manipulate your fabric with some simple turns and folds More...
   
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Fit: Measure Like a Master Lorraine Henry Friday
10/11/13

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J135
  Who fits the dressmaker? Accurate measurements are the key to getting a good fit for yourself by yourself. The four measurements listed on the pattern More...
   
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Notions Commotion Kim Montagnese Friday
10/11/13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
  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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One Pattern…HOW Many Garments? Sandy Miller Friday
10/11/13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
  It seems so obvious, so efficient. Yet most of us use a pattern a second time to make another garment just like the first one. Sandy decided to expe More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Embroidery 101: Beginner's Workshop* Barbara Moore Friday
10/11/13

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K147, L163XY
  For first-time machine embroiderers, this is the perfect place to start. Begin with machine set-up, learn how to hoop and then complete a trio of mach More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Serger Classmate Tote Cathy Gandy and Joyce Keske Friday
10/11/13

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K148, L164, M180
  Make this perfect carryall for all those necessary class supplies or as a project portfolio in this technique-packed workshop. Learn what a serger can More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Glitz Blitz Clutch* Soni Grint Friday
10/11/13

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY
  This will be perhaps the most fun (and full of techniques) embellishing class you've ever taken. Choose from your favorite colors to create your own " More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Poppies In A Black and White Field Helene Weber Friday
10/11/13

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY
  Three inch strips, stitched, cut and sewn, form the asymmetrical framed backdrop for the poppies, always eye-catching but even more so in this dramati More...
   
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Serger 911 Kathy Ruddy Friday
10/11/13

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K151
  Get comfortable with your serger! Control serger tensions with a formula that works on any serger and see factors that affect stitch quality plus some More...
   
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Grid Magic for Easy Fit Lorraine Henry Friday
10/11/13

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161
  Unlock mysteries of fit by using a grid – like on your cardboard cutting board – to help with altering skirts, pants and tops. Discover ho More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Bead Soup to Nuts Bracelet Tammie Campbell Friday
10/11/13

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L162, M178
  You won’t believe how easy (and fun) this goes-with-almost-everything-and-everyone-wants-one bracelet is to make! Even if you’ve never ma More...
   
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From Mockup to Paper Pattern Cynthia Guffey Friday
10/11/13

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L167
  Making your mock-up fit is the first step, but transferring adjustments back to the paper pattern is the next. Discover reasons for tweaking the mock More...
   
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Copy Cat Sewing Kathy Ruddy Friday
10/11/13

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
  Learn the rules for copying your favorite clothes or their best details. See how Kathy uses wax paper as she copies selected garments, and shows how t More...
   
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Applique Six Ways: Machine Embroidery Hope Yoder Friday
10/11/13

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M183
  In-the-hoop means more than you might think! Explore the 6 most popular and innovative applique styles used by today’s modern quilt and embroide More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Fractured Landscapes Mini Quilt Cindy Losekamp Friday
10/11/13

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N195X, P211
  Let the machine piece the fractured background …chop it apart with a rotary cutter…back to the embroidery machine…more piecing in More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Hemming Decisions: The Workshop Cynthia Guffey Friday
10/11/13

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N194, P210
  Get your hands on the essentials of proper hem preparation and execution as you create a notebook of samples to use for the balance of your sewing lif More...
   
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  Saturday, October 12, 2013
  Class
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Class
Codes
Hands on Workshop Knotted Scarf Alex Woodbury Saturday
10/12/13

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X
  Make an infinity scarf like no other! Sporting dozens of hand-tied knots, this is a handmade jersey knit scarf you can make in 90 minutes. Familiari More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Safari Squeaker Cindy Losekamp Saturday
10/12/13

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X
  Discover one of the latest fun additions to your embroidery… a squeaker for that special little one. Working on a pre-made bib with one of Cin More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Fabric Frenzy Serger Quilt Cathy Gandy and Joyce Keske Saturday
10/12/13

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q228X, R244
  Create 10” blocks using a selection of 5” square prints that dance together. It’s fast (we know speed is important sometimes) and lo More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Good Luck Quilt Block (BYOF) Debby Kratovil Saturday
10/12/13

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229X, R245
  The secret to this block is NOT templates but a magical way with your rotary cutter! Traditionally sewn with odd-shaped templates, this creative techn More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Quilting Motifs for Art Quilts Helene Weber Saturday
10/12/13

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246
  Discover the differences between quilting an art quilt and other types of quilts on your home sewing machine. Explore battings, quilting issues assoc More...
   
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Cutting In...Cutting Out: The Latest One-Seam© Pants Louise Cutting Saturday
10/12/13

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225
  ‘One-Seam© Pants’© are in many designer collections. With no side seams, they are quick and easy to construct, and very comforta More...
   
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Core Sewing Skills: The Next Set Cynthia Guffey Saturday
10/12/13

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
  Core skills are those practices you put into action every time you sew. Understanding the why, where and how is essential; practice helps you move swi More...
   
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What Comes First for a Fabulous Fit! Lorraine Henry Saturday
10/12/13

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
  This is lots easier than the chicken or the egg riddle! Understanding the principles of adjusting patterns dictates the order of making the changes o More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Soft and Cuddly: Embroider a Stuffed Animal Cindy Losekamp Saturday
10/12/13

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R243X
  Learn to hoop an unusually shaped object while making an awesome gift for a special child (or inner child). Choose from an assortment of cute animals More...
   
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Four Steps to Perfect Pants Kathy Ruddy Saturday
10/12/13

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
  Pattern, fit, fabric and technique. Kathy has the answers and YEARS of hands-on experience developing the system for creating perfect pants. Using se More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Flowers In A Vase Helene Weber Saturday
10/12/13

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S258, T274X
  With just a little imagination, scissors and the freedom to embellish like crazy, you’ll be able to produce a multitude of flowers (no two neces More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Let’s Make Up: Laminated Beauty Bag* Barbara Moore Saturday
10/12/13

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S259, T275X
  Explore the use of novelty fabrics and specialty feet to create a chic, go-everywhere beauty bag. Learn how easy it is to sew with laminated fabrics j More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Serging 101: The Wear It Everywhere Vest Cathy Gandy and Joyce Keske Saturday
10/12/13

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S260, T276
  Get acquainted with the serger as you learn basic seaming for straight and curved seams, easing a neck edge and a no-pin match point system which work More...
   
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Hands on Workshop The 1600 Quilt Colleen Casey Saturday
10/12/13

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X
  VRR VRRRM ….off to the races....with the Rockin' Rollin' Stripe Quilt! Using 40 strips of tone on tone fabric, create a quick and powerful(ly) More...
   
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Hands on Workshop The Beauty of Bias Workshop Barb Callahan Saturday
10/12/13

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S262, T278
  Bias makes smooth curves and turns as trim or binding. Garments cut on the bias move gracefully, are softer and more supple than on straight of grain More...
   
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Notions Commotion Kim Montagnese Saturday
10/12/13

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
  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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Taking Away the Sleeves Cynthia Guffey Saturday
10/12/13

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
V289
  Summertime temperatures, excess bulk under jackets or your personal style may create a desire to bare your arms. Learn about adjustments for shoulder More...
   
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