Arlington, TX

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Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/24/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form.  Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper patte VIEW MORE...

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Katie Bartz
Thursday 8/24/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X
With dozens of thread options and nearly as many needle choices, how do we choose? Investigate the anatomy of needles and threads to understand how they work, and how they work together to create beautiful embroidery. Discover why minuscule changes to a needle’s anatomy create opportunities VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 8/24/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22
We’re just like our grandmothers…we love to make quilt tops, but the quilting…not so much. Many of us own wonderful embroidery machines and we love to piece and embroider. But quilting our projects? Well, Cindy says “yes, of course!” Discover just how it all works VIEW MORE...
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Nancy Sapin
Thursday 8/24/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
“What's inside?” will be the first question asked as friends and family examine the best ever trivet and matching coaster. Begin with Nancy's center block design, which showcases theme fabric. Your project is created using the fabric wrapped clothesline technique – fun, easy an VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/24/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/24/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

Join us for machine embroidery and electronic cutting fun, as you design and make your own garden flag (or door hanger). Experience all the creative benefits the newest technology can deliver as you move through the process with Alicia’s guidance. Learn to create your floral applique desi VIEW MORE...

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Frieda Anderson
Thursday 8/24/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

Even a beginner quilter can easily make her own quilted designs without marking or using templates. With the sewing machine used as a drawing tool, learn to handle the quilt sandwich with confidence as Frieda leads you through a series of fun exercises. Each exercise carries you along, step by VIEW MORE...

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Susan Manry
Thursday 8/24/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

Explore the basics of free motion longarm quilting in this class designed especially for novice quilters. Whether you’re a new owner, are considering a longarm quilting machine, or simply wish to experience quilting on a longarm, this is the workshop that’ll answer questions and prov VIEW MORE...

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Beth Sidley
Thursday 8/24/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

Finally! A tool and block-making technique that will allow any quilter to quickly, easily and accurately piece traditional Lemoyne Star blocks in 10 different sizes! The block units are strip pieced, assembled without using any “Y” seams, and constructed so that the blocks themselve VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 8/24/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

Master the art of mixing a 24-step color gradation using just 3 packets of dye! You’ll cover the basics of hand dyeing fabric and learn to take the color wheel beyond primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Create your own collection of 24 fat quarters (6 yards!) of high quality, hand dyed VIEW MORE...

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Linda Davis
Thursday 8/24/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

Lori Holt first took the quilting world by storm with the release of her book, "Farm Girl Vintage". The creator of several popular lines of fabrics for Riley Blake, Lori and her company have most recently brought us great new ways to appliqué. These methods are so incredibly easy, everyo VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 8/24/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 2, B18
Fitting Your Hanger: A Fitting Course
The majority of fitting issues that are encountered in the upper body (jackets, blouses, bodices) originate in the shoulders and upper back: your body’s “hanger”. Once fitted correctly, many wrinkles and unsightly folds disappear,
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Heather Kojan
Thursday 8/24/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5
Start by talking about the math behind all the squares, rectangles, triangles and wedges. Follow that with an introduction to a simple way to dip your toes into a bit of improv quilting. Finish up with a discussion about Fibonacci - a 12th century mathematician who should have been a quilter! VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
Thursday 8/24/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

This class is all about the fun techniques you can create with embroidery. Explore the steps involved in creating a host of different in-the-hoop effects: appliqué, reverse appliqué and cutwork, fringe embroidery, 3D embroidery, embroidery with Mylar, free-standing lace and much, m VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/24/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/24/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X

Love the look, love the feel and ready to make some of your own? This growing wardrobe category started with the yoga pant, and now includes all sorts of clothing appropriate for the gym and beyond. Learn the basics of making these versatile pieces from an experienced fitter who loves to work w VIEW MORE...

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Diane Tomlinson
Thursday 8/24/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21
Inside the Fons & Porter office exists a quilt maker’s paradise – new tools, tried-and-true tools, notions, templates, rulers and more … and everyone has a chance to use them. Learn about Diane’s (and other staff members’) favorites – the ‘must haves&r VIEW MORE...
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Frieda Anderson
Thursday 8/24/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C34X, D50

With the first buds of spring to that last dying leaf on the tree, we all respond to the beauty of leaves. The colors and shapes, the vast varieties and sizes inspire and delight us. This is the workshop where you’ll put your imagination to cloth, as you cut several leaf shapes and begin. VIEW MORE...

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Beth Sidley
Thursday 8/24/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C42X, D58

The Shaded Four-Patch block is one of Beth’s favorite units. Discover how to piece this little gem….and see the magic happen! Explore the multitude of options for laying out your blocks, and discover how even a simple twist or turn can create a completely different look – like VIEW MORE...

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Linda McGehee
Thursday 8/24/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

Fabric panels of all sizes and shapes are appearing on shop shelves. They make a project quicker and easier to complete – and with far less hassle. Though designed to be used for making quick wall hangings, lap quilts or table runners, many panels make wonderful bags. Collect useful tips VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/24/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36

The key element in achieving a good fit is working from a proper set of measurements, particularly if you are sewing for yourself. Surprisingly, there are actually many more critical measurements than the four listed on most pattern envelopes. Discover how to separate your back from your front VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 8/24/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37
Darts can be the starting point for creating a new look or they can be the saving grace for fitting curves. Or both! This single fitting instrument is actually also a versatile, shape-shifting design opportunity, offering creative options and asking only for accuracy in return. Learn to stitch and VIEW MORE...
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Katie Bartz
Thursday 8/24/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C38, D54, E70

Yes, it’s a pincushion! So cleverly designed and engineered with real-life sewing use in mind, this whimsical, slightly oversized pincushion is the perfect home for all your sewing and quilting pins, with a hidden compartment for your machine and hand-sewing needles, too. And... it’s VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/24/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY
If you missed your chance last year to enjoy sewing with the softest of fabrics (Cuddle) and having more fun than you can imagine while doing so, here’s the newest incarnation of Connie’s blanket workshop. Make a baby-sized blanket in class – a perfect gift any time of year &ndash VIEW MORE...
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Chris Dolinar
Thursday 8/24/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
Over the years we’ve moved from hand-piecing as the standard to machine piecing, and now … serger piecing! Discover the benefits of using the serger as you create a traditional block. Begin by learning how to use the serger and what makes the stitch, trimming seams as you sew with perf VIEW MORE...
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Heather Kojan
Thursday 8/24/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
Make this stunning modern quilt using the Quick Curve Ruler. Easy curves, precise trimming and clever fabric placement make this one of the most popular quilt patterns on the market. Now’s the time to make one yourself! 

Bring your own fabric; see supply list for details VIEW MORE...

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Denise Best
Thursday 8/24/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

After enjoying the freedom of working on a longarm, using your little domestic machine may not be so inviting. The large surface and easy motion provide advantages for more than quilting stitches, as you’ll learn as you explore a collection of other techniques. Experience strip piecing, VIEW MORE...

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Diane Tomlinson
Thursday 8/24/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY
Explore how to create this quilt in a larger scale for ease of learning, and put a modern twist on a traditional beauty. Cutting is easy with the Fons and Porter Pickle Dish templates you’ll receive in class. Master curved piecing and straight of grain while working on techniques to make you VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 8/24/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C45, D61, E77

A mandala is a circular pattern representing the universe and our connection to it. Experience the creativity of ice dyeing using Cindy’s tried-and-true techniques. You will create your own 3 yard collection of unique ice dyed mandalas in this fun and productive session. Order yo VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/24/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

Learn about tools and notions used in all types of pattern work, and how to use them for better, faster and more accurate results. These are the same tools found in the toolboxes of fashion professionals – they help you to move swiftly and surely through all your pattern work. Whether you& VIEW MORE...

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Martha Campbell Pullen, Ph.D.
Thursday 8/24/17
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D51, E67
Lace shaping is EASY and FUN! Using French lace and batiste you will actually shape a diamond (miters), a heart (curving and miters) and a bow (flip-flopping technique). Amazingly, these three techniques are the ONLY techniques used in lace shaping! So …. after this class you will know how VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
Thursday 8/24/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52
A happy embroidery machine purrs like a kitten when you feed it a good design, so why does it sometimes growl like an angry dog? John explores the differences between designs, and helps define what makes a design good or bad. Discover how to quickly identify any possible problems and determine if VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 8/24/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53
Adding a little sparkle to your garments is so much fun to do. Admit it…we’re all drawn to things that shine! See many new and exciting ways to add a little or a lot of glitz to your world. Find out what’s new in the embroidery world…how to use Mylar®, cool glittere VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/24/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

All serger owners and prospective serger owners will love this class! Explore how the serger operates from the inside out as you learn how width is used to improve stitches, how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip to test your stitches for each new fabric and thread you use, a seq VIEW MORE...

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Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 8/24/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
The options are infinite! Explore cutting a variety of media, including various types of vinyl, fabric and paper. See how to create and cut rhinestone designs, and how to get even more creative when you take your cutting options to the next level, combining elements for one-of-a-kind designs. VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/24/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68
Sewing and fitting technologies have made major advancements since the ‘good old days’, and it’s time for you to update your own fitting methods, too. As Lorraine shares some of the older methods and their unintended consequences, she’ll help you understand the benefits of t VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 8/24/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69
Eliminate uncomfortable fit and unsightly drag lines as you increase movement in a jacket or blouse by stitching a properly fitted armhole. Learn to diagnose armhole issues and how to make necessary changes to your pattern which affect neither the look of the cap nor the comfortable fit of the sleev VIEW MORE...
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Madeleine Miller & Stefanie Ellingson
Thursday 8/24/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E74
Got an hour? Create your own simple zipper bag, exactly right for a million different uses! (OK, we're kidding about a million, but at least 17…..). Make friends with zippers during the class, which is suited to stitchers at any skill level. Kits available in a range of color stories. Opt VIEW MORE...
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Paulette Bell
Thursday 8/24/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F81X, G 97
Discover how to turn your passion for embroidery into a profitable home-based business. Whether in the thinking stage or already stitching for profit, you’ll find solid business strategies, resources and ideas for marketing, pricing, sourcing and more. Learn the secrets of creating professiona VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
Thursday 8/24/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F82X, G 98

Yes, you read the title correctly! This is a hands-on digitizing workshop geared not only to those who are considering digitizing, but also to those who have been digitizing for years. The class is all about the initial foundation of theory John learned from his Schiffli mentor more than 33 yea VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/24/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F83X, G 99

Discover why draping is the secret to truly fit the body, and develop basic draping and patternmaking skills with hands on experience. Create a draped bodice (back and front), using a standard dress form, then turn the resulting muslin into a pattern using garment industry techniques. The resul VIEW MORE...

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Linda McGehee
Thursday 8/24/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106

Join the fun of creating the Crossbody Bag, a quick, easy-to-construct bag that’s so very handy for carrying all your essentials. Insert zippers the quick, easy way and learn how to make a long zipper into 2 shorter zippers. (Some call that technique “how to fix a zipper”. ) Us VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 8/24/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F93, G109
Fitting Your Hanger: A Fitting Course
The majority of fitting issues that are encountered in the upper body (jackets, blouses, bodices) originate in the shoulders and upper back: your body’s “hanger”. Once fitted correctly, many wrinkles and unsightly folds disappear,
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Friday, August 25, 2017
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Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/25/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134
“Little French Bonnet” is loved the world over and is possibly our most well attended class at Martha Pullen. This sweet bonnet is the perfect project for those who have never done any heirloom sewing, those who need a refresher course or those who want a handmade, precious baby gift. T VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Friday 8/25/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135
Experience easy ways to achieve a collection of wonderful fine sewing details – the very techniques that elevate a garment and make it truly special. Classically romantic, your hands-on experiences will include decorative bias on sleeves and neck edges, pin stitching, puffing, piping, placket VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 8/25/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
Spend your morning at the serger and gain a clear understanding of how sergers work. Learn a sequential tension formula that works with all types of thread on all sergers, so you’re never stuck. As you stitch, you’ll learn some of Kathy’s most used techniques, including a popular VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/25/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H121X

Learn the tips and tricks for embroidering the latest in decorative fabrics – cork! Create an in-the-hoop needle case that showcases a decorative spine created from embroidered cork fabric. As a bonus, you will see how easy it is to cut thicker materials using the Brother ScanNCut2.

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Linda McGehee
Friday 8/25/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

A perfect stash-buster, this is a bag you can really have fun making. It’s also a wonderfully quick way to put your quilting practice samples to good use! And, you’ll learn about using machine features and accessory feet during construction -- lessons you’ll use for the rest o VIEW MORE...

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Denise Best
Friday 8/25/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

Start with the basics in this beginner-beginner workshop, perfect for a first-time or prospective longarm owner. Build confidence as you learn to speak “longarm”, using and understanding the terms common to the longarm community. Learn about basic machine features and experience how VIEW MORE...

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Diane Tomlinson
Friday 8/25/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

Discover the tricks for piecing beautiful diamond and triangle unit patchwork! Work with rulers from Fons and Porter® (the Diamond and 60 degree triangle) with Diane’s guidance, and you’ll pick up dozens of tips and tricks for making your own creations. Diane will share many idea VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 8/25/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

With a modern approach to this ancient art form, discover the effects of twisting, wrapping and pleating fabric around 3 different sizes of poles to create a stunning collection of 12 different patterns to take home. Explore the concepts of thin and thick fiber reactive dye, and learn to make "d VIEW MORE...

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Martha Campbell Pullen, Ph.D.
Friday 8/25/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H113, J129
Would you like to turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality? Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the road map from one who has made this journey herself. Martha believes that entrepreneurship is still the American dream, and her mission is to help you achieve yours! To that end, she VIEW MORE...
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Lorene Bonewitz
Friday 8/25/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about sewing with knits! Explore choosing the patterns which lead to success, learn how to cut knits so they don’t slither away from you, which interfacings are best and all about needles, best machine stitches and more. Finally, learn to finish your VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 8/25/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H115, J131
Fitting Your Hanger: A Fitting Course
The majority of fitting issues that are encountered in the upper body (jackets, blouses, bodices) originate in the shoulders and upper back: your body’s “hanger”. Once fitted correctly, many wrinkles and unsightly folds disappear,
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John Deer
Friday 8/25/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116
We all know it’s important to love what you do… so why not make money doing it? It’s simple… the more money you make… the more toys you can buy! This class will cover all the basics: choosing the right machine, setting up shop, where to buy and what to sell, how muc VIEW MORE...
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Karen Benke
Friday 8/25/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

Explore how even a single inspiration – an orphan block, a treasured piece of fabric, a photo or another quilt – can become a series of quilts you’ve designed yourself. From the creative mind of Karen Benke comes a robust discussion of favorite techniques, a variety of useful t VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/25/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J130X

Learn to use a grading ruler to change up or change down an existing pattern. Knowing how to grade a pattern allows you to achieve correct size for all parts of the body, regardless of what size your pattern is. You can adapt a single pattern for multiple sizes (think bridal party), use patterns VIEW MORE...

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Meg Cox
Friday 8/25/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132
Whether you take photos of your quilts for social media, documentation purposes or to get into quilt shows, a few simple tips can garner huge gains. Journalist Meg Cox has taken photos for quilt magazines and she shares what she learned from professional photographers and prize winning quilters. S VIEW MORE...
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Katie Bartz
Friday 8/25/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X
Yikes! It stretches! It’s too fragile! It’s too thick! No it’s not! Dive right into Katie’s easy hooping techniques, where the personality of your fabric becomes almost irrelevant. Learn how to approach stabilizing your designs as you see how to effectively, easily and VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/25/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J137X

If you like to create with applique, you’ll want to see how much easier an electronic cutter will make the entire process. Create baby’s softest burp cloth, adorned with a spray of applique hearts as you learn all of the tips and tricks for successfully pre-cutting your applique shape VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/25/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a form instead of on your own body. Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the pape VIEW MORE...

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Joyce Teng
Friday 8/25/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K146X

Joyce’s enthusiasm for color exploration is infectious. Throughout her techniques­ oriented workshop, explore methods to transform plain yardage into one-­of-­a-­kind fabric, appropriate for use in any project – from traditional quilts to art quilts to innovative wearables. Experimen VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Friday 8/25/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K154X, L170
Learn a variety of different techniques to create your own unique modern log cabin quilt blocks. The blocks are improvised, working with guidelines used to achieve certain looks. The log cabin block is one of the most versatile of all quilt blocks, allowing the creator to fool the eye, direct the e VIEW MORE...
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Frieda Anderson
Friday 8/25/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K147, L163XY

Frieda shares a new and easy way to make this enchanting garden quilt. Color-infused, comprised of fanciful shapes and a multitude of curves and motion, the piece is created using collage techniques and raw edge fusing to achieve its beautiful effect. This is the quilt you want hanging on your VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/25/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148
Go beyond measurements and get to the heart of pant fitting. The shape and angle of the crotch curve make huge differences in the fit. Some butts are flat, some are curvy and each requires its own cut. Learn to make and use a template of your shape to help determine the changes needed on your pa VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 8/25/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K149

If you’ve modified a sweatshirt (because who doesn’t love a nice, soft, warm, toss-on jacket?), but see opportunity for a better finished garment, here’s your chance. See every step leading to a fabulous finish as Cindy takes a plain sweatshirt and readies it for creating a jack VIEW MORE...

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Barbara Moore
Friday 8/25/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY
Get a solid machine embroidery foundation in a class designed to take you through the basics of in-the-hoop embroidery and prepare you for more advanced techniques. Learn the essential keys to all successful embroidery, from stabilizers and hooping techniques to needles and threads, and discover ho VIEW MORE...
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Beth Sidley
Friday 8/25/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Want to make a spectacular quilt from your fabric stash? This is your chance, since you simply choose strong light and strong dark fabrics. Discover how easy it is to put it all together with the right tools – in this case, a Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star tool and the Tucker Trimmer 1, b VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/25/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY
Do you love that vintage look but think you don’t have enough sewing time to complete something so intricate? Well, think again! Heirloom details completed on your serger are fast, fun and easy. Never done heirloom before? Absolutely no worries! Kathy will introduce you to the world of heirl VIEW MORE...
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Katie Bartz
Friday 8/25/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
It’s called the Bazillion Bag because … once you make one, you’ll want to make ... a bazillion more! A great project for both very experienced and beginning machine embroidery students, this versatile ‘boxed’ bag is the perfect organizer for men, women and children. VIEW MORE...
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Susan Manry
Friday 8/25/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Blocks, sashing, open space and whole cloth …. quilting stitches are used to fill or enhance all kinds of shapes and styles. Get your hands busy as you begin with simple motifs, then use free motion quilting and templates to create interesting textures and a variety of fun fills. As clas VIEW MORE...

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Denise Best
Friday 8/25/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

Sometimes the simplest techniques spark the most fun, providing us with a way to explore color, shape, scale and function all at the same time. Explore the one that ignited Denise’s imagination as you make a small basket using a fabric-wrapped clothesline method. Endlessly satisfying, the VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 8/25/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY
Take a fresh and modern approach to the ancient art of Itajime Shibori. Learn the basic folds and dye methods to create an infinite number of bold and graphic patterns. Explore the use of acrylic shaped resist templates and the concepts of light and dark fiber reactive dye. Order your comple VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Friday 8/25/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as VIEW MORE...

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Diane Tomlinson
Friday 8/25/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
Inside the Fons & Porter office exists a quilt maker’s paradise – new tools, tried-and-true tools, notions, templates, rulers and more … and everyone has a chance to use them. Learn about Diane’s (and other staff members’) favorites – the ‘must haves&r VIEW MORE...
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Meg Cox
Friday 8/25/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164
Meg Cox’s lecture on hidden online quilt treasures is a breezy and practical look at surprising resources to inspire quilters. This isn’t just a list of links, but a travelogue of sorts, sharing secrets to navigating the very best online collections. Did you know you can browse the ent VIEW MORE...
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Nancy Sapin
Friday 8/25/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165

Water soluble stabilizers can be useful in so many different ways! Explore a variety of applications, including free-motion quilting, 3-D applique, machine embroidery, paper piecing, making designer scarves and much, much more. Learn the "ins and outs" of proper storage, printing on a stabilize VIEW MORE...

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John Deer
Friday 8/25/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
Being an artist or computer geek is not a prerequisite for digitizing. All you need is a bit of time and the right teacher! Digitizing software may have changed over the years but the theory and properties of stitch types has remained constant. By starting with a simple foundation anyone can learn a VIEW MORE...
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Libby Ashcraft
Friday 8/25/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
Take the mystery out of tracing and importing images into your digital cutter’s software! Cover a wide range of images, representing the spectrum of what’s possible. Pick up helpful tips and truly useful hints for maximizing your success with a variety of image types. VIEW MORE...
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Linda McGehee
Friday 8/25/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180

Where does the time go? Do more with less, when you see Linda share a collection of projects that can be completed in small time-slots, but look like you spent hours. “Quick and easy” takes the cake! With a simple circle as the base, discover how to create all sorts of projects, inc VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 8/25/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181
Look at and discuss a wide range of pockets, including sewn-on patch pockets with no topstitching and patch pockets with topstitching; side inset pockets (the ones that show up in the side seams of your pants and skirts) and side angle pockets, including directions for how to adjust the pattern to VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Madeleine Miller & Stefanie Ellingson
Friday 8/25/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M186
Got an hour? Create your own simple zipper bag, exactly right for a million different uses! (OK, we're kidding about a million, but at least 17…..). Make friends with zippers during the class, which is suited to stitchers at any skill level. Kits available in a range of color stories. Opt VIEW MORE...
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Libby Ashcraft
Friday 8/25/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N194X, P210
Spend some quality time adding the sparkle to your world as you experience the brilliance of digital cutters. You’ll get your hands on a trio of bling-y raw materials as you add rhinestones and glitter vinyl to your custom tee-shirt, and embellish a fun pillow with metallic foil.

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Frieda Anderson
Friday 8/25/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N195X, P211
Home is where the heart is, and perhaps even more so when home is on a farm. Explore the process of cutting and raw edge fusing to create this simple, evocative scene filled with colorful, strong shapes and subtle movement. With a distinctly modern approach, it is nevertheless reminiscent of time VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 8/25/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N198X, P214
Join us for an evening of sheer pleasure while creating something beautiful. We’ll be starting with a plain sweatshirt, then use a collection of wonderful embellishment techniques to complete it. With black as your base and one of Cindy’s gorgeous kits to add the color, use fresh and si VIEW MORE...
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Beth Sidley
Friday 8/25/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N199X, P215

This quilt always gets a lot of attention – with plenty of movement, fool-the-eye visual effects and fabulous borders, it’s a stunning piece. When you set your blocks on point and incorporate the wonderfully pieced borders, it’s never going to be ordinary. Better yet, the bloc VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 8/25/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217

This is the perfect bag for carrying your knitting or hand sewing projects, and you’ll complete your first one in class. A wonderful canvas for using favorite fabrics and prints to best advantage, its easy construction and unique closure will make it your go-to bag for your own toting need VIEW MORE...

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Susan Manry
Friday 8/25/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N203X, P219

A combination of aesthetics and technique, quilting with the use of rulers, templates and free motion stitches in combination is the best of all worlds. Practice using rulers and templates to achieve accuracy and symmetry in your quilting, and explore ways to effectively combine templates with f VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Friday 8/25/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N204X, P220
Learn to construct three of the quilt world’s most loved motifs: the four patch block, half-square triangle block and flying geese. You’ll assemble them to make a table topper -- with borders and binding too! Complete your project by the end of class; the basic techniques you’ll VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/25/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N205X, P221
Learn the skills that will enable you to become a better sewer and fitter. No more discarding newly made clothes because of poor fit! Learn from a master "sergeant" the essential elements of pattern alteration including necessary amounts of ease, the three different methods of alterations, how to co VIEW MORE...
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Saturday, August 26, 2017
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form.  Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper patte VIEW MORE...

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Joyce Teng
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X

Join Joyce as she leads you on a whimsical journey through unique ways to use inks and stencils. You will be using brilliant colors of Tsukineko Inks and a variety of TSC Designs stencils in this creative hands-on workshop. The color blending and shading methods shared during class will allow you VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X
Explore a series of techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love to wear. Learn Kathy's steps for copying sleeves, darts, seams and gathers, for a whole new wardrobe -- inspired by already favorite looks. You’ll discover how to add facings, seam allo VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X
Grandma used her hands to crochet tiny, perfect rows of beautiful edgings…if you love the look, now’s your chance to learn how to make them using today’s machines! This wonderful how-to class explores and defines how to create sweet crocheted edges using your machine’s dec VIEW MORE...
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Katie Bartz
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246
Nothing teaches quite like experience, and developing one’s machine embroidery skills is no different. Bring what you already know – gaps and all – to the machine, where you’ll get your hands on the hoop. Build confidence and refine your skills as Katie takes you through t VIEW MORE...
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Heather Kojan
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

Ready to try something new? Something fun? Ready to dip your toes in a bit of improv? A bit of wonky? Even if you've never tried improv before (especially if you've never tried it before) this class is right for you! Make a variety of different improv/wonky blocks - each of which could be a sta VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It's the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you're not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger works, t VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
Never cut appliqué shapes by hand again! Join us as we use an electronic cutter to cut all our appliqué shapes (no more tedious trimming in the hoop) for this cute appliqué bib and burp cloth set! Learn the nuances of “in the hoop” appliqué embroidery, with VIEW MORE...
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Frieda Anderson
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

Even a beginner quilter can easily make her own quilted designs without marking or using templates. With the sewing machine used as a drawing tool, learn to handle the quilt sandwich with confidence as Frieda leads you through a series of fun exercises. Each exercise carries you along, step by VIEW MORE...

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Denise Best
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

We love, love, love what ruler work does for our longarm quilting – the precision, the aesthetic, the creativity. With more and more innovative ways to use them and a growing geometric aesthetic, every longarmer needs a solid foundation of ruler knowledge and … practice. Learn the r VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
Explore the many ways to bind your quilts and other projects as you create a series of samples in class. Discussion includes when to use straight grain vs bias binding and how to cut both with ease and accuracy; adding miters at all angles; creating two-color binding, adding flanges, piping and fa VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/26/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

Did you know that most geometric smocking designs are made up of just four basic stitches, configured in different ways? The age-old technique of hand-stitching on pleated fabric is appreciated by all, and can be used in so many ways! Smocking is found not only on vintage garments, but is showi VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 8/26/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Q227, R243
Geoffrey Beene said (more or less) “I’m going to stitch this beautifully by machine, no matter how much hand-basting I have to do to get there!” Explore a collection of Cynthia’s most-used stitches, and discover their hidden charms and valuable benefits in this hands-on exper VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
Saturday 8/26/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
Regardless of the machine brand you own, the end results should always be the same… beautiful stitches creating soft embroidery! Getting consistent results begins with a firm grasp of the basics. Explore hooping basics, choosing the right stabilizer, selecting appropriate needles and thread, VIEW MORE...
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Lorene Bonewitz
Saturday 8/26/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

Quilters are known for their remarkable skills in use of color, print, value and scale, and are precise with cutting. They know how to sew absolutely perfect seams. Garment sewers, whose aim is to create three-dimensional projects, can now learn what the quilters already know, and quilters can l VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/26/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244
As sewists we are clothing architects, and use many of the same tools as building architects. We have blueprints (patterns) and guidelines that if followed, will give us better results in the finished structure. Learn the order and relationship between measurements that will provide the best fit for VIEW MORE...
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Linda McGehee
Saturday 8/26/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
Linda has devised simple ways to enhance fabric with corded piping, threads, organza, and more. Her use of various machine feet, needles and special tools allow Linda to apply her step-by-step imaginative process to nearly everything she makes. Using today’s machine capabilities, she transfo VIEW MORE...
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Katie Bartz
Saturday 8/26/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S257X
Take your embroidery up a notch, adding special effects to go from ordinary to extraordinary. Explore all facets of free-standing lace, free-motion embroidery, 3-D embroidery, the pairing of embroidery with garments and with beading and more, as you share Katie’s favorite how-to hints and mor VIEW MORE...
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Diane Tomlinson
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
Inside the Fons & Porter office exists a quilt maker’s paradise – new tools, tried-and-true tools, notions, templates, rulers and more … and everyone has a chance to use them. Learn about Diane’s (and other staff members’) favorites – the ‘must haves&r VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

Discussion will focus on an exploration of the four basic, natural fiber fabrics: cottons, wools, linens and silks; touch on manufactured fabrics such as polyesters, nylons, and spandex; and include commentary about ‘smart’ fibers and cotton blends. Armed with swatch cards for futur VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260
Three styles of waist finishes, three kinds of pockets and two zippers? Kathy gives you all these options and more, using a single pants pattern as her base. See how to make your own tummy tuck jeans or yoga pants, using her ready-to-wear sewing secrets to save time and give you great results. You VIEW MORE...
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Linda Davis
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261

Lori Holt first took the quilting world by storm with the release of her book, "Farm Girl Vintage". The creator of several popular lines of fabrics for Riley Blake, Lori and her company have most recently brought us great new ways to appliqué. These methods are so incredibly easy, everyo VIEW MORE...

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Barbara Moore
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X
Oh, the joys of knits! We love to wear them, surround our babies in them…. and yet the very properties we adore can create questions when it comes to embroidering on them. Find answers as you discuss different knits and their embroidery personalities, from tee-shirts to baby blankets and be VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
If you missed your chance last year to enjoy sewing with the softest of fabrics (Cuddle) and having more fun than you can imagine while doing so, here’s the newest incarnation of Connie’s blanket workshop. Make a baby-sized blanket in class – a perfect gift any time of year &ndash VIEW MORE...
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Chris Dolinar
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
With a choice of piecing methods in your creative toolbox, you’ll find the perfect one for every project. Experience piecing on your serger, as you easily, swiftly and successfully create a tote you’ll use over and over again. Begin by understanding how to create the perfect stitch on VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
The intricate look of Madeira applique and lace shaping can be achieved in minutes with today’s machines and notions. Does anything compare to handkerchief linen and French lace - especially in white and ecru? The elegance of a finely-stitched tea or hand towel can be yours, as you learning VIEW MORE...
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Beth Sidley
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Diamonds in the Sky is a brilliant, high contrast quilt. Deb Tucker's Corner Beam blocks are used throughout the design to build an alternating diamond illusion that VIEW MORE...

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Susan Manry
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

Create an adorable tablet-sized bag to carry your small electronics in style! This quilted project is made entirely on the longarm frame using free motion quilting and templates, and can be adapted for a variety of sizes and purposes. When you’re looking for an efficient way to make a ser VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

Ready to learn to sew curves? We'll do it the easy way with the Quick Curve Ruler. Gentle curves and over-sized piecing makes for a stunning quilt that’s easy to put together. Final trimming yields precise sizes, and keeps your construction stress-free and fast. Bring you VIEW MORE...

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Nancy Sapin
Saturday 8/26/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S269
See clothesline projects galore.......explore Nancy's journey from creating wrapped clothesline bowls and hats, to designing square-center based trivets, coasters, purses, boxes and much, much more. Don't miss this awesome trunk show as Nancy explains her secrets and how different Sulky products so VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
Saturday 8/26/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
Not everyone wants to learn how to digitize their own designs, but most embroiderers do utilize software to modify the designs they already own. This class will show you how to organize your design library as well as simple design modification techniques, including facts about resizing designs, how VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/26/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X

Today’s electronic cutting machines are not just for cardstock and other lightweight or thin materials! See just how far you can go as you make a lacey key fob using KraftTex and cotton webbing, then create an adorable companion gift box using corrugated paper and heavy cardstock.

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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 8/26/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T275X
Bring a shirt, bring a jacket, bring some jeans…or bring them all and hot fix crystallize them to the moon! We’ll be using templates that allow you to create crystal appliqués and iron on sparkling designs all at once. No more adding one crystal at a time! You’ll receive VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/26/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276

Need a trip to the pattern alteration doctor? Learn for yourself some of the "healing arts" and eliminate that sense of panic that you feel with a new pattern and no idea where to start. You know which parts are in need of attention … could be the back, could be the front, could be arms VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 8/26/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277
Nothing speaks of quality more than beautiful topstitching detail on a garment. Whether you choose a simple single line of stitching for subtle control and a bit of an accent, or make a dramatic statement with as many as 10 parallel rows of topstitching, there is a formula for achieving a look you&r VIEW MORE...
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Linda McGehee
Saturday 8/26/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T285
Zippers have been puzzling people for many years, and have gotten a bad rap as being difficult to insert. In fact, they are simple to install when stitched correctly with the proper feet! Learn to easily and confidently insert zippers using two different sewing machine feet – we all know the VIEW MORE...
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General Admission
$8.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00
Project Pouch
$7.00
Quilt Appraisal - Thursday
$50.00


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