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Thursday
10:30
 
Finishing Touches Project Labels
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
11:15 Appliques and Embellishments for Appliques Made Easy
Heidi Dietz of Appliques, Quilts and More
1:00
Tool Time!
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
1:45 Machine Embroidery for the Kitchen and Garden
Pattie Otto of Great Copy
2:30
Easy Weaving
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
4:00
My Favorite Things
Judy Phillips/Cindi Polovick of Sew déjà vu

Friday
10:30
Making Memories With Fabric
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
11:15
Sloper Magic
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:00 Embellishments!
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:45 Tool Time!
Phyllis Vandergriff of Fabric Creations
2:30 Appliques and Embellishments for Appliques Made Easy
Heidi Dietz of Appliques, Quilts and More
3:15
Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
4:00
Pain-Free Sewing and Quilting
Heather Bowdey of Sew-Ergo Advantage
 
Saturday
10:30
Discover the Fabric Designer Within You!
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
11:15 Appliques and Embellishments for Appliques Made Easy
Heidi Dietz of Appliques, Quilts and More
1:00
Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
1:45 My Favorite Things
Judy Phillips/Cindi Polovick of Sew déjà vu
2:30 Machine Embroidery for the Kitchen and Garden
Pattie Otto of Great Copy
 
Appliques and Embellishments for Appliques Made Easy
Heidi Dietz of Appliques, Quilts and More
Appliques are quite lovely and easy to do as you’ll see in the video presentation. Plus, you can add embellishments to your applique to make them truly unique. Be sure to bring your applique questions.

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.

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!

Machine Embroidery for the Kitchen and Garden

Pattie Otto of Great Copy
The kitchen is the heart of any home, it seems to be the place where everyone hangs out. Let Pattie show you how creating delightful and practical accessories for both the kitchen and garden is quick and easy.

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.

My Favorite Things
Judy Phillips/Cindi Polovick of Sew Déjà vu
There are many notions that we have today that will help us to achieve better success with our finished project. Let me share some of my favorite and give you a better understanding of why your needles, thread, and tools you use are so very important to give your project a polished finish and give you great satisfaction.

Pain-Free Sewing and Quilting
Heather Bowdey of Sew-Ergo Advantage
Sewing and quilting is often quite painful unless the equipment is set up to give the user comfortable posture and ease of vision. Tips given on what features to look for in a chair or stool and use with tables or cabinets plus how to benefit from using various tilt-able products manufactured by Sew-Ergo Advantage.

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.

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.