Atlanta, GA

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
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Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Tuesday 3/7/17
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday 1:00-8:00pm thru Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm   Small fitting ‘tweaks’ can take an average garment and elevate it to one with superior comfort and style – the one you’d like to wear every single day. Working in small increments and with a clear vis VIEW MORE...

 
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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Teacher
Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Wednesday 3/8/17
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Upholstery 101 has never been more fun! Join Pam in a full day of upholstery how-tos while you create your own upholstered footstool. After you learn to build a foundation piece, Pam will demo basics such adding foam, batting, lined gusseted skirt and welting as you move through the process. The VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, March 09, 2017
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 3/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
Have fun with paper! Discover just how much you can make with paper as you explore the world of scanning, printing and cutting. You’ll learn invaluable techniques, pick up ideas to carry you through the year and enjoy a hands-on, practical experience as you make fun gift stickers, 3D rolled VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Thursday 3/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
“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...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25
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 into wedges and stitch some more. If you’ve wanted to know how to set ANY block on point, this is the class, with the bonus of using two-color VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
“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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Marty Moon
Thursday 3/9/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A12X

Using a new pattern from her good friend, Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction, Marty leads you in the creation of a small purse/pouch using a cloth napkin and a drawstring. Great gift idea, evening bag or for use as a sewing kit for hand work.

 

 

 

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Helene Weber
Thursday 3/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

Just as you enjoy seeing your tulips come forth each spring, you might also find a pesky rabbit who has decided they are fun to eat! Make this adorable piece as a small wall hanging quilt or combine it with other blocks for a larger project. (It’s suited especially well for a lap size qui VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 3/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30
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...
Hands on Workshop
Jodi Robinson
Thursday 3/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A15X, B31
Based on the popular lessons in Jodi’s books, this workshop is designed to help anyone who has been hesitant to break into free-hand quilting. Her secret? Use just a few marked boundaries, and you’re on your way to freemotion freedom. Jodi covers blocks, borders, triangles and allover d VIEW MORE...
Linda Lee
Thursday 3/9/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1
From tissue thin to open and lacey, ponte to sweater, the range of knit fabrics is huge and all too confusing at times. Sort it all out as Linda defines what characteristics to look for when buying quality knits, which ones to choose for a variety of styles, both tops and bottoms, and explore the b VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/9/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 2, B18
This first of a two-part series explores and resolves fitting the front bust. As Cynthia measures each student in class, you’ll see how to locate the bust point and learn which adjustments to your pattern best accommodate your own curves. Fitting the front bustline properly allows a boxy jacke VIEW MORE...
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Deb Canham
Thursday 3/9/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3
Love all those beautiful, tempting threads? Guess what? You can use them – all those luscious, heavier decorative threads -- on your serger! See where, why and how-to in this comprehensive presentation. Explore various stitches and projects in which they’ve been used as you gather us VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/9/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4

After 40 years of sewing, we have figured out more than a few shortcuts and helpful methods for making things easier and faster. Discover invaluable techniques as Connie shares her best-loved tricks for finishing your projects. You’ll take that last stitch sooner, and have more fun along VIEW MORE...

Louise Cutting
Thursday 3/9/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

Updating your wardrobe is as easy as updating your sewing practices! If you’ve been using the same sewing skills over and over, you’ve likely received the same results -- a homemade looking garment. Instead, see what’s being done in designers’ showrooms, so you’ve VIEW MORE...

Rae Cumbie
Thursday 3/9/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6
Women's bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Using a fitting grid drawn on a pant mock-up, learn to tweak the back and crotch curves to fit real figures. See how to keep the grainline straight as you shape the silhouette, drape in the darts and choose a waist finish, and finally, how to transfer t VIEW MORE...
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/9/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B17X
Rulers and templates make so many of our sewing projects “sew” much easier. Learn how to use several of Pam's favorite sewing rulers and templates in this jam-packed session, including the new Sew Steady rulers for quilting on a home machine, and instantly see how to make your sewing li VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/9/17
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...

Mary Mulari
Thursday 3/9/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20
Collect project ideas galore as Mary shares dozens of her clever sewing projects and tips. Aprons are a favorite gift at bridal showers and everyone's favorite baby bib pleases dads and grandmas alike. Mary has revived her special topic – Best Sweatshirt Makeovers – and will introduce se VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Thursday 3/9/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X

Create sensational, no-sew designs with Paintstiks, stamps and fusible web in this innovative, creativity -building workshop. Learn a breakthrough fusible appliqué method which puts amazing images within the reach of everyday quilters and sewers. You will enjoy the use of the instructor& VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Thursday 3/9/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B22
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, much VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/9/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B28X

Explore how much sewing help you can get from just two different machine accessory feet! You’ll experience techniques to make your sewing faster and easier, with a more professional finished result. Sometimes you’ll go beyond the original intention, using a foot designed for one thin VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/9/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C38X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/9/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C41X

It's a quick but valuable lesson! Learn how to add texture to your machine-embroidered applique by using stitches from the sewing side of the machine. The textures they create, when used with applique designs, allow you to create, for instance, a fluffy cloud and a soft, pet-able teddy bear. You VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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...

Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
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...
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

Just like a fashion show, with clothes we really wear! No matter what your size, you'll enjoy sewing and wearing clothes copied from television shows. Learn to make pattern changes to improve your overall look, like Kathy's hide-your-belly top; to pick fabrics which make you appear your slimme VIEW MORE...

Mary Mulari
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36
Create memorable gifts and accessories with new fabrics and vintage textiles, including the family’s T-shirt collection (wait till you see her Easiest Ever T-Shirt Quilt!). Dip into your fabric stash (or use a shower curtain) to make fabric wraps for all occasions. Sew useful travel gear for VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37
Ever hear the phrase..."easy as A, B, C"? Well fusible applique is in that category...anyone can do it. Learn about the versatility of patterns, choosing the right fusible, tracing your pattern pieces and getting the maximum out of the applique pressing sheet. Learn the trick to perfect satin stit VIEW MORE...
June Colburn
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C39

A trunk show of fine vintage kimono, June shares all types of garments, under-wear to outer-wear. History, culture, and practical daily use: the who, what, where, when and why of wearing kimono. Even more beautiful when you know the rest of the story …..

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Hands on Workshop
Diane Tomlinson
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

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...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
C43, F91X, G107, D59XY

Pam’s expertise in home décor and machine sewing techniques come together in this long-form workshop, where you’ll quickly discover the difference between a $25 pillow and a $250 pillow. (Hint: it’s all in the embellishments and finishing touches). Learn to use an assor VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Connie Farland
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

The Rangeley Star is the perfect block for making memory quilts, but is as beautiful with or without added photographs and embroidery. Learn how to adapt this pattern to create a wall hanging, pillow or table runner as you complete a number of Rangeley Star units in class using the Tuck VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY
Make this traditional Baby Blocks quilt the easy way, with NO set-in seams! All rotary cut patches, both diamonds and triangles, which means no fussing with templates. Pieced in vertical rows, it’s an easy and quick way to a small baby sized project (36” x 38”), and is easily adap VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Lynch
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C46, D62XY

Imitate the ancient art of mosaics in this fun no-sew class inspired by Cheryl's trip to Israel. Learn to create a mosaic picture from small pre-cut pieces of many different colored fabrics using a technique Cheryl developed to simplify the process. The mosaic itself measures 9" x 12" and can be VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Eva Birch
Thursday 3/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C47, D53XY
Using a basic grid stencil, learn a variety of line dancing designs. They are perfectly suited to be used as background fill or incorporated with the existing piecing, delivering quick, attractive quilting alternatives to your quilting toolbox. Explore, practice and become confident in your quiltin VIEW MORE...
Linda Lee
Thursday 3/9/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49
Edge finishing details say it all. Refine your approach for applying ready-to-wear bindings for necklines on knit garments, and learn how to get four different looks with a single bias technique on woven fabrics. Linda will share her secrets for decorative treatments such as French binding, offset VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Thursday 3/9/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

While spending her first summer in a sub-tropical zone, Pattie adopted gauze as a wardrobe staple. Learn to sew with this light-weight, airy fabric to make skirts, tops and dresse VIEW MORE...

Laura Murray
Thursday 3/9/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
Follow Laura’s personal artistic journey, marked by a sense of humor and a desire to keep moving -- one step beyond where she’s already been. Find motivation for your own creative process as Laura shares a retrospective of her award winning quilts, and what she learned from each. Her b VIEW MORE...
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/9/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52
When sewists talk about sergers do you feel like you need a translator? Upper loopers…lower loopers… chain loopers…differential feed…five needles….WHAT??? You have got to be kidding! Kathy will start at the VERY BEGINNING, explaining the ins and outs of sergers an VIEW MORE...
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Sandy Miller
Thursday 3/9/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53

Like so many of us, you’ve probably gone on vacation with a heavy suitcase full of garments that didn’t really work together -- despite the weight, you didn’t have comfortable, coordinated outfits! Or you tried to travel light and wore the same few pieces the same way for days VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Thursday 3/9/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D54
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...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 3/9/17
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D55, E71
Hand applique is quiet, relaxing and very portable. Let Helene show you how to create beautiful hand appliqué using the latest in turned edge technology. Working with one of her original designs, you’ll explore the ins and outs for creating beautiful fabric turned edges, then move on VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/9/17
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D57XY
Shadow work is a time-honored sewing and hand embroidery technique, which lends soft color and dimension to all types of projects. Let Alicia show you how easy it is to translate this technique to an embroidery machine, as you quickly create this beautiful linen pillow cover in class.

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Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 3/9/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
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...
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/9/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
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...
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/9/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67

If you find pattern directions confusing and aren’t happy with your results, here’s a chance to turn it all around. Learn the proper order for easy construction as Kathy shares her original techniques to turn out a successful garment the first time around, even for beginners. Learn VIEW MORE...

Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/9/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68

How many ideas can you absorb in just one hour? See easy, fast and versatile embellishments appropriate for a wide range of projects – garments, accessories like totes and hats, quilts, home décor items and more. Explore applique on fabrics including linen, fleece and wool, dimensi VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/9/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69
Because the steps are the opposite of what you traditionally do in sewing, some feel like they can’t conquer paper piecing. That’s simply a myth! Easy steps and a little instruction allow anyone to experience not only paper piecing success, but paper piecing joy! Skeptics welcome (and yo VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Thursday 3/9/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E70
Artful clothing goes everywhere, so why not stitch up your own original masterpieces? Explore ideas for surface design techniques that will help you envision and create your own unique wearable art style. Fabric collage, painting, stenciling and quilting will all be considered during this trunk show VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/9/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F82X, G 98

Discover why draping is the secret to truly fitting the body, and develop basic draping and patternmaking skills with hands on experience. Practice the creation of a draped front bodice, and learn to turn the muslin into a pattern using garment industry techniques. The resulting sloper is what d VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/9/17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F85XX
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...
Hands on Workshop
John Deer
Thursday 3/9/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F87X, G103
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 years VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Eva Birch
Thursday 3/9/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104
This small modern wall hanging is the perfect introduction to turned edge, invisible machine applique. A smaller version of the quilt “Configuration” from Eva’s book Applique for Modern Beginners, it’s the perfect piece for learning and mastering your skills. Learn VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Diane Tomlinson
Thursday 3/9/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105
Seen in the Fall 2014 issue of Fons and Porter’s Quilting Quickly, this impressive quilt is constructed using 72 - 10 inch squares. Imagine making it in your favorite color pallet – the choice is entirely yours! You can use batik VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/9/17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F92XX
Adapt folding ideas from the Japanese art of Origami to making a bag. Create yours using two different quilting cottons and two gathered fabric flowers, each embellished with one of Barb’s vintage buttons. The finished bag features a single main compartment and several outside pockets. Your VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
June Colburn
Thursday 3/9/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F93X, G109

Start with five decorative fabrics including velvet, velveteen and other decorator and specialty fabrics pieces …. add embellishment threads and yarns, “eyelash” and other fibers, use rayon and metallic threads on the machine to couch them down and …. voila! You’ VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/9/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F86, G102
This is the second of the two-part series exploring and resolving bustline fitting issues. This time, looking exclusively at the back across the underarm, Cynthia will measure each student in class and evaluate needed  fitting adjustments. Results: comfortable fit, hemline parallel to the floo VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Thursday 3/9/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F94, G110

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...

 
Friday, March 10, 2017
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Rae Cumbie
Friday 3/10/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X
Knit garments are essential to any modern wardrobe, but how do you get started, and how do you finish? Explore the range of construction techniques for seams, necklines, sleeves and hems as Rae demonstrates, providing the where/how/why for each. Get a feel for several different types of knit fabric VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/10/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X
It has happened to all of us. Our bodies change over time but the patterns you bought stay the same. What can you do about that? Make the manikin the same as your current body and then it is easy to change the pattern. Where to change the pattern and how to change it are all part of this Hollywood-s VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 3/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135
Top treatments are back! Pam’s window treatment workroom has produced every imaginable treatment over the years, and she is here to share what’s on trend. Learn to design and cut your own custom window treatment and have it ready for sewing. You’ll find inspiration books in the VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

The 10 degree ruler is an amazing tool -- and you don't have to be a quilter to take advantage of its benefits! Learn how to easily make table runners, placemats, Christmas tree skirts and quilted centerpieces in a very short time, plus quick, fun and easy to make quilt borders. Class will inc VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Friday 3/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

Adding shaped scallops, bows, hearts and diamonds creates a distinctive, high-end look to almost any project, including garments, accessories and home décor items. Explore the variety of ‘shape-able’ trims as you practice the step-by-step process necessary to create various sh VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Friday 3/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
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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Hands on Workshop
Diane Tomlinson
Friday 3/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140
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...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Lynch
Friday 3/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

The beauty of dupioni silk captures our attention every time, and we’re curious (and sometimes a little intimidated) to create with it. Learn to tame this luscious fabric with expert guidance, both for piecing and fusing. Learn about correct threads, needles and machine settings, along wi VIEW MORE...

Marty Moon
Friday 3/10/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H126X

See just how much fun you can have and how creative you can get as Marty demonstrates her favorite techniques with Gelli Plates. With paint as her medium, she’ll use a variety of objects to create one-of-a-kind fabric to use in your quilting or sewing projects. Inspiration, technical VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 3/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H127X, J143
Learn fun, freemotion quilting designs for borders, sashing and backgrounds -- designs that will become the ‘go to’ choices in your studio. Tips for incorporating these designs into traditional and modern quilts will be shared, along with lessons about marking your quilt top, Helene&rsqu VIEW MORE...
Linda Lee
Friday 3/10/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
Halston lead the way with his Ultrasuede dresses in the 70’s featuring minimalist design with bulk-free seams and details, and fashion has brought us full circle again. This time around we’re wearing more luxurious, forgiving and kinetic fabrics. Learn to shape seams and hems using ove VIEW MORE...
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/10/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

Explore the fun of dimensional applied embroidery and how to combine it with other embroidery designs for best effect. Alicia’s embroidery expertise shines through on even the simplest process, as she shares all the critical tips for success and fun. Bonus: learn about cutwork (for the o VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 3/10/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H117, J133
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
Friday 3/10/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H118
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...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/10/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

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...

Louise Cutting
Friday 3/10/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

Do you wonder if you’re making the correct adjustments to your pattern for better fit? Or wonder if you’ve been successful on one pattern, if it’ll translate to another, or to another pattern brand? Why not work with great patterns that fit…so you don’t have to r VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Friday 3/10/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

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...

Mary Mulari
Friday 3/10/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132
Create memorable gifts and accessories with new fabrics and vintage textiles, including the family’s T-shirt collection (wait till you see her Easiest Ever T-Shirt Quilt!). Dip into your fabric stash (or use a shower curtain) to make fabric wraps for all occasions. Sew useful travel gear for VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Friday 3/10/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J134X
Racks are filled with them, as are your closets and drawers. Knits are everywhere, so why aren’t you sewing with them? A little hesitant? Palms a bit sweaty? Admit it. You're secretly terrified of sewing with knits. Put all your fears to rest during this fun and confidence-building class fill VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Friday 3/10/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J142X
Join the coloring trend for adults, and enjoy the benefits of adding texture and color to fabric while improving well-being at the same time. Learn how to create the fabric of your dreams, from bold graphics, subtle batiks and more in this fun, fast-moving overview of Paintstik techniques. No artis VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/10/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X

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...

Kelly Bowser
Friday 3/10/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X
Get inside the mind of a creative quiltmaker who looks at a traditionally pieced quilt pattern and sees it in a more modern version. Join QNNtv host KellyBowser as she shares her process in creating 12 unique quilts inspired by traditional/vintage patterns. You’ll discover how to push your o VIEW MORE...
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

Dimension is so unexpected in embroidery. We’re used to the traditional flat appearance. Well not any longer! Cindy has taken embroidery to the next level…again! In this class you will see samples including wall quilts, garments and items for your home, all embellished with her new a VIEW MORE...

Cynthia Guffey
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148
Skirts and pants can become more comfortable as we move when the correct waistline treatment is used. Learn about straight waistbands and which body type they suit particularly well; contour waistbands, facings and shaped yokes, each of which can fit, feel and act for maximum comfort and style wit VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alex Woodbury
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
K149, L165
Join the slow sewing movement and learn the famous Alabama Chanin method of hand sewing embellishments on organic cotton jersey. Using an exclusive kit stenciled and prepared by Alabama Chanin, create a hand-sewn, running stitch/reverse applique tea towel. The techniques experienced in cl VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K150
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...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

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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Hands on Workshop
Connie Farland
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

This quilt looks very complicated to make, but doesn’t have to be! Using two contrasting fabrics and the V-Block unit, with all the tips Connie has collected to make things even easier, you’ll easily master the block while making this amazing quilt. Materials Fee includes Studio 180 VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
The classic Attic Window design is a fun and easy pattern with extraordinary visual dimension. That it lends itself to so many variations is a bonus! Not only will you discover how easy this design is to construct, but also how quickly it comes together. An added bonus will be the appliqu&ea VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY
Get hands-on experience with beautiful details as you learn to create pleated ruffles, rickrack "look alike", double scallops and more in this valuable workshop. You’ll create a notebook of samples to go with your how-to instructions, so you can refer to it over and over again. These versati VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY
Discover the freedom of knowing how to execute large embroidery designs which require multiple hoopings – it’s easy! Learn to analyze your space and embroidery designs and how to line up each design perfectly. You’ll create a dramatic 14” square design in class, everything VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

Choose your favorites for this two-color quilt, no paper piecing involved. Instead, use a super-sized 18-degree ruler (Dresden Plate shape), 12-1/2” tall and with 60 degree cutting angles (ruler included in the kit fee). And...Debby's unique cutting and piecing process leaves NO fabric wa VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Rae Cumbie
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY
If you want to sew jeans, you must master the details that make them iconic. Stitch up a sampler of jean pockets, seams, and a fly front jean zipper. Learn the critical techniques and tools needed for successful construction and topstitching, hands-on, and take home your step-by-step directions for VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K158, L174XY
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 fa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Jodi Robinson
Friday 3/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K159, L175XY
Explore ways to use basic stencils to create extraordinary new designs which have an updated, more contemporary/modern feel. Learn how to use stencils as a backbone from which you'll create new designs, and how to create multiple designs from a single stencil for backgrounds, blocks, and borders. Y VIEW MORE...
Barb Callahan
Friday 3/10/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

As a pallet for creativity, bags, purses, clutches and totes offer tons of potential. Barb’s latest collection incorporates a new group of closures, construction techniques and embellishments. She’s gone wild with embellishments, too, truth be told! Explore using unusual upcycled el VIEW MORE...

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Sandy Miller
Friday 3/10/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

Our first thought always seems to be about the outside appearance of our garments. We may not consider the interior until we’ve sewn the first seam and automatically turn to the serger for fini VIEW MORE...

Diane Tomlinson
Friday 3/10/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
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...
Mary Mulari
Friday 3/10/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164
Collect project ideas galore as Mary shares dozens of her clever sewing projects and tips. Aprons are a favorite gift at bridal showers and everyone's favorite baby bib pleases dads and grandmas alike. Mary has revived her special topic – Best Sweatshirt Makeovers – and will introduce se VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Friday 3/10/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L166
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...
Libby Ashcraft
Friday 3/10/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
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...
Pam Damour
Friday 3/10/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
Learn to install zippers in all types of projects easily and accurately. You'll never avoid a project again because it has a zipper! Your confidence will grow as Pam shares the best, most fool-proof ways to install zippers in pillows, bags and garments first time, every time. Bonus: looking for VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/10/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

Did you know that you could be making and selling items that are actually putting you "in the hole"? Just because you have brought in money does not mean that you are making a profit. Learn what you need to know, assess what your profit is, see where you can cut costs and know your market. Where VIEW MORE...

Cynthia Guffey
Friday 3/10/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180
We all see triangles, circles and squares on our pattern pieces. What’s the difference? How important are they? Learn your way around these printed matchpoints and discover how they’ll help streamline your sewing. Then …. learn about the matchpoints you don’t see, which a VIEW MORE...
Nancy Sapin
Friday 3/10/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181

Water soluble stabilizers can be useful is 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...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/10/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M182

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...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N194X, P210

Discover why draping is the secret to truly fitting the body, and develop basic draping and patternmaking skills with hands on experience.  Complete your bodice knowledge with the creation of a draped back bodice, and turning the muslin into a pattern using garment industry techniques. The VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 3/10/17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N197XX

Barb has combined three techniques in this wonderfully creative project: needle felting, crazy quilting and simple embroidery. During class you’ll have fun with the art of needle felting to begin. Follow that with learning the hand-embroidery stitch that delivers dimensional pop as you c VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N198X, P214
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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Hands on Workshop
June Colburn
Friday 3/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N199X, P215

Delve into pure creative fun as you cut and combine 8-10 distinctive, color-coordinated fabrics to design a collage worthy of framing. Your 18" x 22" masterpiece can also be finished as a wall quilt, bag or wearable art. Learn how to select the fabrics and motifs, cut and place them and ready th VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kelly Bowser
Friday 3/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218
Kelly’s modern twist on this interesting pattern became most dramatic when she limited her pallet to just two colors. Using basic piecing techniques including squares and half-square triangles, learn the importance of color, scale, and value to create a beautiful quilt. The bonus: you’l VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N203X, P219
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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Hands on Workshop
Marty Moon
Friday 3/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N204X, P220
Enjoy the serendipity of a project involving a mystery or two, fabric exchanges and working on a ‘need to know’ basis – all the while having big fun as you create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Relax and give in to the process. You’ll receive a bag containing 20 WOF strips and, thr VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Friday 3/10/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N206, P222

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...

 
Saturday, March 11, 2017
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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225X
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...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X
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...
Kelly Bowser
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X
Get inside the mind of a creative quiltmaker who looks at a traditionally pieced quilt pattern and sees it in a more modern version. Join QNNtv host KellyBowser as she shares her process in creating 12 unique quilts inspired by traditional/vintage patterns. You’ll discover how to push your o VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247
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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Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Connie Farland
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

Lemoyne Stars are traditional blocks with a reputation for being impossible to make well. And in the past, they were. But with Studio 180’s Rapid Fire tool and techniques, these blocks can now be produced in 10 different sizes ranging from 3” to 12”, using strip piecing constru VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

Ribbon crazy patch is somewhat like fabric crazy patch…..but not exactly. It’s a breeze to do once you’ve learned the steps, and brings an elegant, playful or luxurious feel to any piece. With so many lovely ribbon offerings these days you can have a beautifully embellished p VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q235X
Cutwork is an elegant, timeless effect that has been adorning natural fabrics used in clothing, home décor items and more for hundreds of years. Discover how easily you can achieve this beautiful form of embellishment using today’s embroidery machines, as we create a stunning table run VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q236X

Learn how Barb tames stretchy knits when she doesn’t have her serger handy! See everything from cutting your pattern pieces out to piecing them together on the sewing machine. Experience the proper needles, feet and stitches as you learn to sew seams, hems, necklines and armholes. Leave VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Rae Cumbie
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253
Different fabrics and styles lend themselves to different seam finishes, and choosing the correct one ensures garments that wear comfortably and neatly over time. As you create samples of a variety of seams and finishes, discover the merits of each, and where and how to best use them to complement VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254
English Paper Piecing is a great take-along hand piecing project, perfect for making traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden (GFG) blocks – and more! Discover simple diamonds, which, when combined with the hexagons, offer exciting possibilities for altogether new blocks adding a creative dime VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Jodi Robinson
Saturday 3/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q239X, R255

Lots of options and a new aesthetic make choosing quilting designs to use on modern quilts a new challenge for many of us.  Learn some amazingly simple free-hand designs that are adaptable and effective in achieving texture and movement in the often irregularly shaped piecing and large areas VIEW MORE...

Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 3/11/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226
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...
Louise Cutting
Saturday 3/11/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229
With 5 pant styles in her pattern line, Louise provides many options from which to choose. Discover how to make the various designs fit your own shape and size, from the updated One Seam® Pants pattern, to the latest slim leg style. See how, by using Louise’s easy chart for hip circumfer VIEW MORE...
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/11/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230
If you’re not running around with them, but you are still cutting with the same pair of scissors you had in high school, if your seam ripper is from junior high home-ec class, or if you’re feeling a bit out of the sewing tools loop, it’s time to see what the newest products are, ho VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Saturday 3/11/17
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...
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/11/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

There are soooo many possibilities available to complete a successful one-of-a-kind jacket from a sweatshirt. Some of your choices are critical, others are options. But all result in unique, comfortable and artful jackets. See ideas that will make your process to a completed jacket both fun an VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/11/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243
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...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/11/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R244X
The way the garment lays on the body is important and darts are the key to a balanced fit. They provide style and shape for the garment. Adjustments to the darts are a must to get the great fit you desire. Explore how to increase, decrease and even reshape the darts to make the fashions you crea VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Saturday 3/11/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X
Design amazing quilt blocks along with Laura, without sewing a single stitch, using her newest curved square stamp set, Paintstiks and fusible web. While you’re having fun, you’ll be actively learning how to use Paintstiks, incorporating a unique layered fusible applique technique and, VIEW MORE...
Diane Tomlinson
Saturday 3/11/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R246
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...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/11/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R251X
One of the greatest features of today’s embroidery machines is how easy it is to create one-of-a-kind, personalized gifts for your friends and loved ones – or even to keep for yourself. This is the workshop about using built-in embroidery fonts and designs to create personalized gifts & VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 3/11/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R252X

Barb uses appliqué to embellish garments, bags and so much more. Explore her methods as you learn to execute wonderful appliqué on a range of fabrics including cotton, silk, wool and vintage textiles, all the while maintaining the soft hand of the fabric. Essential to good result VIEW MORE...

Linda Lee
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
From tissue thin to open and lacey, ponte to sweater, the range of knit fabrics is huge and all too confusing at times. Sort it all out as Linda defines what characteristics to look for when buying quality knits, which ones to choose for a variety of styles, both tops and bottoms, and explore the b VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

Creating elegant household linens and memorable garments using this uniquely shaped needle is easy. With her extensive collection of wing needle samples, including both garments and home déc VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

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...

Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260
For years we’ve created Australian Windowpanes by sewing machine, and today we take another step forward. See just how easy it is to create the same beautiful organza windowpanes on an embroidery machine! Once you learn this technique, you may never want to go back to the old way again, but VIEW MORE...
Nancy Sapin
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261
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...
Deb Canham
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S262
Explore just how much your serger can do for you, and how creative you can become … way beyond finishing ordinary seams! See a collection of fun projects you can make, including how-to tips and all the best methods for serger success. Trunk show includes garments, gifts, home décor i VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Lynch
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
Make two tablerunners for the price of one! Using the new Curvalicious tool with Cheryl’s expert guidance, you’ll cut and assemble two related but unique tablerunners in class. It’s fun, easy and impressive! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for details.

 

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
Make this high-end wallet and clear a little bit of your stash, too! This mini-wallet goes together in a snap, and has four pockets, perfect to hold a few credit cards, business cards, a driver’s license and some cash, but still fit easily into your back pocket! You’ll always glean con VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Farland
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

Can you believe it is possible to make a Hunter Star without cutting diamonds – using just strip piecing? Well, this workshop explores how to do just that! You will be sewing strips to make your diamonds, and will be able to trim down your final blocks to the perfect size. And ….th VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Soni Grint
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Make fun applique roll up placemats – actually a small quilt project --- while learning many techniques you can use in other sewing and quilting projects. Use the machine for your applique, learn or practice your free motion quilting on a smaller project (or channel quilt if desired), and VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kelly Bowser
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X
What began as a traditional patriotic pattern has morphed into a bright and whimsical quilt. This twist on the original offers the chance to use your favorite hoarded scraps or layer cake to create a dynamic quilt with a truly modern aesthetic. Explore new possibilities with background fabrics and VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X
Using Debby's KISS Method (Keep It Small & Simple), discover how liberating free-motion machine quilting can be. Discuss appropriate threads, various batting choices and basting your layers, then use your time for lots of PRACTICE. Play with doodles, swirls, curves and other simple shapes, as VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X

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...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Eva Birch
Saturday 3/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S271, T287X
Learn the basic feather shape by drawing and committing the shape to memory before you start stitching. Discussion during class will include different feather styles, how they can be adapted to fit into any existing shape on your quilt top, how to use them to enhance sashings and borders, and more. VIEW MORE...
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/11/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
Details always make the difference! From easy tricks for the smallest of garments, to creating perfect collars, added piping, pintucks, folded tucks, puffing, spaghetti bias, rickrack, covered buttons, pearl buttons and other embellishments….. you’ll explore dozens of ways to VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/11/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274
Have you got a pile of unfinished projects because you can't begin the binding process? We have an easy solution for you...come to the binding class! Binding can be easy and fun, so let us show you how to begin, easy steps to make a perfect mitered corner and how to finish -- all without any special VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/11/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275
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...
Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 3/11/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276
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...
Sandy Miller
Saturday 3/11/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277

Like so many of us, you’ve probably gone on vacation with a heavy suitcase full of garments that didn’t really work together -- despite the weight, you didn’t have comfortable, coordinated outfits! Or you tried to travel light and wore the same few pieces the same way for days VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Saturday 3/11/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T278
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...

General Admission
$8.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00
Project Pouch
$7.00


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Tickets to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo are sold on the same basis as those for cultural performances, football games and other one-time events. Mark your calendar carefully since all admission and class tickets are non-refundable. Please send someone in your place if you are unable to attend the Expo.

           
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