Cincinnati, OH

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Go to the Registration Desk at the Expo beginning at 8:00am on Thursday, September 20th.

 

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/20/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1X

Do you love those really gorgeous fabric landscapes? If you’re gathering the creative strength to create your own, this is your lucky day! Having created landscapes for more than 20 years, Cindy has amassed a collection of helpful tips for every step of the process, starting with a discuss VIEW MORE...

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Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/20/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X
Women's bodies come in all shapes and sizes. See how using a fitting grid drawn on a pant mock-up allows you to tweak the back and crotch curves to fit real figures. Learn to keep the grainline straight while shaping the silhouette, draping in the darts and choosing a waist finish. Finally, see how VIEW MORE...
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Donelle McAdams
Thursday 9/20/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. You’ll cover machine set-up, necessary supplies, template preparation and more, including lots of tips for a successful first VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/20/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6X

Discover all the most useful techniques for embroidering the latest in "non-average" materials – cork! Create an in-the-hoop needle case that showcases a decorative spine created from embroidered cork fabric. Not only will you have created a unique and coveted sewing accessory, you’ll VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 9/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

Going to the beach? Take along this strong, lightweight, colorful, see-through mesh tote! With a waterproof canvas bottom and lots of pockets, this 15” x 17” tote is really able to be called a “carry all”. See how to make a quick zipper bag with your mesh scraps, too&mda VIEW MORE...

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Eric Drexler
Thursday 9/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
Graduate from being a piecer to being a true quilter, when you realize how easy free motion is with Eric as your guide. His collection of useful tips and tricks help make your sewing more fun, colorful and so much more “you”. Learn basics like stippling, meandering using a water solubl VIEW MORE...
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Karen Benke
Thursday 9/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25
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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Pam Damour
Thursday 9/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
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...
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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
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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Heather Kojan
Thursday 9/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

This jelly roll friendly quilt will make your friends jell-ous (ooh, bad pun!). And, it’s the perfect project for those who have no curve experience. Using the Quick Curve Ruler, learn the easy way to construct gentle curves that turn out perfectly – every time, for everyone! < VIEW MORE...

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Nick Coman
Thursday 9/20/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

Have you ever altered a pattern to fit your body and found after all was said and done that yes, it fit, but didn't look like the pattern envelope any longer? That's because patterns are just a template -- a place for you to start. Join Nick Coman in this jam-packed overview of how the industry VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/20/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

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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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/20/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B17X

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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Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/20/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/20/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

Have you been looking for ways to create more amazing projects with your embroidery machine? Maybe you want to stitch on some non-traditional surfaces ….. maybe even non-fabric materials! Join Alicia as she blazes a trail of stunning embroidery options from the not-your-average-fabric ca VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 9/20/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X

Step up your cosplay game with learning to build armor! Learn all about EVA foam and thermoplastic basics, layering techniques, and how to paint your masterpieces. Top it off by seeing just how to attach your armor to your cloth costumes for perfect cosplay action.

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Barb Callahan
Thursday 9/20/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B22X

Learn to use all the tools in your sewing toolbox! See how Barb’s passion for using wing needles, double needles and even universal needles allows her creativity at the sewing machine to flourish. Make samples of the best of her artful and easy embellishment techniques, combining just the VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Thursday 9/20/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C36X

The Dream Coat, using upcycled garments and simple construction techniques, offers a creative opportunity for anyone to create an artful, stylish garment that’s really fun to wear. Watch Barb demonstrate the process as she shares her time-tested methods for cutting sweaters and ot VIEW MORE...

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Nick Coman
Thursday 9/20/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X

Discover the techniques and artistry to take your quilt, garment or home decor project to the next level by adding that little bit of sparkle beading brings. Learn basic beading techniques, plus how to set a cabochon with beads. All supplies provided, all you have to bring is a sense of adventu VIEW MORE...

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David Caulder
Thursday 9/20/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

Regardless of the machine brand you own, the end results should always be the same… beautiful stitches creating soft embroidery! Achieving consistent results starts with a firm grasp of the basics: hooping, choosing the right stabilizer, selecting appropriate needles and threads even repai VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/20/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

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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Heather Kojan
Thursday 9/20/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

Not sure where to start when you want to design your own quilt? Walk through a time-tested design process from inspiration to realization, as Heather shares how it works in her world – and how you can get started on your very own (original!) quilt.

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Barbara Moore
Thursday 9/20/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY

In a class designed to take you through the basics of machine embroidery and beyond, begin at the beginning, as you explore the effects stabilizers, hooping techniques, needles and threads will have on your embroidery projects. As you discover the keys to successful embroidery, you’ll find VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 9/20/18
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
C39, D55, E71, F87X, G103

Discover some of your most helpful machine accessory feet in a ‘foot on’ experience as you piece, applique, add texture and embellish this wonderful sampler quilt, then begin to add quilting stitches. Your process will truly become easier, faster, less stressful and more accurate when VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/20/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
OK, we all love to fondle these yummy fabrics ….. but just how on earth do we sew them? Well, time to get your hand on experience with the guidance of someone who has made many --- and has collected all the easiest, best methods for you to use. She’s even come up with a way to keep th VIEW MORE...
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Betty Mitchell
Thursday 9/20/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

Betty really never makes the same design twice, although she uses the same basic pattern many, many times. Use the serger to create a notebook of samples, including techniques for necklines, curved and straight hems, lower side slits for movement, cuffs and a collection of decorative accents. Yo VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/20/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

Have fun and build your serger skills at the same time. This is the perfect class for everyone who loves to sew and wants to increase her dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots of VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Thursday 9/20/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY
You have completed your quilt top, now what? How about quilting it with your walking foot? If you’re not confident with free-motion, the walking foot is a great way to go. Get your hands on this ‘magic’ machine accessory as you learn all about the many quilting designs you can e VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/20/18
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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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 9/20/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

Connie has more project ideas using this single ruler than most of us have in a lifetime! Get a handle on how to make the most of a single tool as she shares a collection of projects taking advantage of that little angle. Along the way Connie shares tips for cutting, stitching, embellishment, p VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/20/18
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D51, E67
Luscious ribbons of all sizes and colors are folded and stitched in a variety of ways that transform them into beautiful flowers, buds and leaves. Kathy introduces these simple techniques along with how to hold your hands and fingers while twisting, flipping, rotating, or folding the ribbons. Lear VIEW MORE...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 9/20/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D52XY

Discover how easy it is to make cosplay costumes that defy gravity! Cheryl’s expert tips and tricks make it easy to create comfortable and lightweight cosplay, particularly when you follow her methods from the inside out. Learn what interlinings and interfacings work best for structure i VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/20/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53
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 (they VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Thursday 9/20/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
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...
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Heather Kojan
Thursday 9/20/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
UFO's, orphan blocks and “What was I thinking?!” We all have them, now’s the time to get some fresh ideas for stale projects. Enjoy a frank discussion of project management, how to love your WIPs again and when to just let it go. VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/20/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69
Are your fashion knit creations effortless to wear, or do they stretch awkwardly in some places and ride up in others? Take a look at several fitting tricks to help make your knits look and feel comfortable every single day. VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/20/18
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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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/20/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F86X, G102

Well she’s done it again: created an innovative and attractive sweatshirt conversion, just in time for the cooler weather ahead. Choose a cream or black sweatshirt in sizes Small all the way up to 5X, then begin having fun. Learn to create a dramatic lapel effect, featuring beautiful cut VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Thursday 9/20/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F92X, G108

 You’ll fall in love with this happy, scrappy quilt before you start cutting, as it uses up all of the small bits and pieces of fabric that were too pretty to throw away. Don’t be afraid to pull together all kinds of colors, prints and textures … the 'white’ unifies VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/20/18
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F85, G101
No more discarding newly made clothes because of poor fit! Learn the elements of fit and pattern alteration that will enable you to become a better sewer and fitter, including how to choose the right size pattern, necessary amounts of ease, three different methods of alteration, how to combine them VIEW MORE...
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Friday, September 21, 2018
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Teacher
Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 9/21/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. You’ll cover machine set-up, necessary supplies, template preparation and more, including lots of tips for a successful first VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 9/21/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H118X

So….you have little bags for everything, but you still have to open them to see the contents, right? Not anymore, when you start making these handy zipper bags with clear panels -- all created in the embroidery hoop! You’ll make two during class. Learn to work with clear plastic, se VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Friday 9/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

From her new book, Hold Everything, Pam has chosen three easy bags, each of which has its own fun trick – a zippered case for your rotary cutter or eyeglasses, a quick make-up bag and a super simple bag using only one side of a zipper. The perfect workshop for taking your sewing s VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 9/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
Don’t you just wish you had something to help organize the inside of your purse or tote? We’re all pretty tired of digging around in the bottom, feeling around for what we need, aren’t we? And then there’s the problem of re-organizing each time you switch from your carry-it-a VIEW MORE...
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Linda Pumphrey
Friday 9/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
Love a pallet of just red and white? Capture some of the drama for yourself as you make a stunning Four-Leaf Clover pillow sham in class. Taken directly from her popular new book, Red & White Quilting: An Iconic Tradition in 40 Blocks, the block is fun and simple to make, with very gra VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
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 9/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

Have fun and build your serger skills at the same time. This is the perfect class for everyone who loves to sew and wants to increase her dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots of VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Friday 9/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

When you want to make a BIG quilt from start to finish on your domestic machine, you’re bound to be stressed. The space to the right of your needle is limited, so you are limited, too. Instead, why not quilt in bite-sized pieces -- by the block -- and allow your quilt to grow to the size VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Friday 9/21/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

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 you will lov VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/21/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114
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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Rae Cumbie
Friday 9/21/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

Do you have a collection of lovely vintage kimono or other fine fabrics, none of which are large enough to make a complete garment? Allow your creativity to blossom as you take a look at three piecing techniques borrowed from our quilt making friends, which will have you designing and sewing up VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 9/21/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117
Find inspiration and explore a wide range of artful, fun techniques as you take a tour of Jill's many and varied samples. Discover the difference between wall hangings, small quilts and minis (did you know there is a difference?). Your questions are welcome, and you will receive a two page handout VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/21/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J129X

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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Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/21/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

While you never really know what you’ll see in Kathy’s classroom, you can count on learning lots! And when it comes to sergers, she has much to share. Learn how to use the cover and chain stitch functions on the serger, the accessory feet that really make them sing and leave confide VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/21/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

Imagination, play, whimsy, some unique sewing techniques and an eclectic supply stash … put them together and you become …. an enthusiastic cosplay maker. Learn about working with some of the special fabrics and underpinnings needed to create dramatic or fanciful cosplay garments, VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 9/21/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132
Wrapping your arms around the science of darts leads to the need for some artistry, too. Darts simply improve the fit of EVERYTHING! Learn about three different dart shapes and which body parts need each. See how to stitch them correctly, to eliminate those little ‘dimples’ at the poin VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 9/21/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J134X
Make this darling hat using ever-popular polar fleece while learning to work with the latest in embroidery innovation…glitter fabric. Assemble the hat and then embroider the sweet 3D Cutie face – sure to make you smile! You may not stop at making just one … you’ll have so VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Friday 9/21/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K146X

If you want to sew jeans, you must master the details that make them iconic. Discover exactly how to professionally execute the most important details: jean pockets, seams, a fly front jean zipper and more, as Rae shares her favorite tips and stress-free methods. Learn about the critical techniqu VIEW MORE...

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Michelle Umlauf
Friday 9/21/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X

Learning the differences between all of the stabilizers can open up a world of possibility, and allow you to choose confidently whenever you have a project in mind. But, as Michelle knows, it can be a bit overwhelming. So, she’s going to share the best secret weapon in her creative stitchi VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 9/21/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K149X, L165

Jill’s love for handwork and her constant, uninhibited urge to innovate for better results combine here in a wonderful variation on classic methods for hand quilting, embroidery and beading. She favors needles which are longer, and doesn’t use a hoop, (but will demonstrate how to use VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/21/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K150X

We’re drawn to them in all their bright colors, but how on earth do you get them into your hoop? Get your hands on one of our favorite project blanks and learn how easy it can be! What seems impossible becomes a fast and easy process when you know how to approach it. Perfect as a gift on VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 9/21/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

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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Nick Coman
Friday 9/21/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148

Ever had one of those projects that should be amazing, but just falls short? Color is probably the culprit. Join Nick in this thorough, understandable presentation about picking color, using color theory and why it is different than the color theory you learned in art class. You will walk away wi VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Friday 9/21/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Gather some favorite fabrics to make this stunning quilt. The large medallion blocks sew up quickly, and create a cool secondary medallion when stitched together. We'll use the Quick Curve Ruler to sew gentle curves and achieve fantastic results! Bring your own fabric, see supply VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Friday 9/21/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

Experience just how easy it is to make a great Lone Star block when you don’t run into any pesky Y seams. It’s all about the seam intersections with this design, so count on learning all Helene’s tips for accuracy: that ever-critical scant ¼” seam, a swift, easy wa VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Friday 9/21/18
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
K153, L169, M185, N201X, P217

Whether you’ve said it out loud meaning you need a big gift in a short time, or you simply need to spend the day at your machine and have something concrete at the end, you’ll love this fast and easy approach to making a great quilt top. And … you will actually make your top i VIEW MORE...

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Betty Mitchell
Friday 9/21/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Creative play and fearless stitching have led Betty to really get the most from her sergers. Explore a variety of fabulous serger techniques including beading, lace, pleats and more as you create your own technique notebook in class. You’ll want to take notes (and maybe some pictures) duri VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/21/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Unbelievable! A whole knit tee-top in just a few hours? Are you kidding me? You can do it! We promise! It’s quick, easy, looks very professional, and it’s all created with your serger. We have chosen a luscious, soft-as-butter knit in combination with its dyed-to-match ribbing to make VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/21/18
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L161, M177

Take your next project to new heights by adding an unexpected textural twist! Using vintage fabric manipulation techniques, see how to create beautiful tucks, pleats, and more to add dimension and visual interest. Great for any style of sewist, from those with heirloom and retro-aesthetics to tho VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Friday 9/21/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

Sometimes it's just a little information that turns a struggle into a happy success. See lots of gift ideas made quickly by using easy techniques to speed up the process AND give you better results. This is the class that will change how you think about the process, and provide plenty of tips a VIEW MORE...

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Linda Pumphrey
Friday 9/21/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
Confused by all the options in the world of quilt batting? This robust and lighthearted lecture will update your batting lingo during a discussion of batting types, where to use them, and why one type is not the answer for every project. Each batting has a purpose, and as you explore fiber, process VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/21/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

Feel like you’re missing out on something? Like knowing how to hoop things that just don’t look hoop-able? Those days are over, as Alicia shares easy ways to tame those seemingly impossible items and get them under your embroidery needle without a struggle. As with all her courses, VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Friday 9/21/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L166XY
Learn how stitches can enhance hems, necklines, garment edges and even your craft and quilt projects when paired with the correct needles and some imagination. Barb’s passion for using a variety of needle styles in conjunction with built-in stitches has enhanced her work over and over again. VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Friday 9/21/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

Join Pam as she shares her hard-earned secrets for making high-end designer wallets. She’s taken her eight wallet patterns, morphed them, and created dozens of designs in every size and configuration. Learn how to avoid some of the more common pitfalls when constructing wallets, while fin VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/21/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179
‘Magic’ fabric and specially designed pockets can team up to make your tummy look flatter and your booty look perkier. Learn to work with stretch wovens to build pockets that work with the fabric to lift your ‘bum,’ flatten your tummy and make you look a size smaller. Learn VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/21/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180

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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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/21/18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N195XX

Learn the fundamentals of draping pants as you watch Joe drape several styles of pants on a full body form. Styles include cigarette, trouser and palazzo. Leave class with the tools and knowledge to begin draping your own pants at home.

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Barb Callahan
Friday 9/21/18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N196XX

Dorset buttons emerged from Dorset, England, before the birth of manufactured buttons. Offering a new pallet for creative needlework, these little gems add a special touch wherever they are used. Explore the art of making them yourself, as you begin a wheel motif to master the basics, and progr VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Friday 9/21/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N200X, P216

Hexagons are (still) hot! Grab your favorite jelly roll and some background fabric to sew up this modern hexagon beauty. No Y seams - all straight sewing. This works up fast so you'll have a quilt top in no time! Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Rae Cumbie
Saturday 9/22/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X
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 various techniques, she provides the where/how/why for each. Get a feel for several d VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Saturday 9/22/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q227X, R243

Join Pam for fun and inspiration during her easy step-by-step break-down about how to create Zentangle® patterns. You’ll make several patterns while learning the principles of Zentangle. Your kit will include supplies to make Zentangle tiles, fabric blocks and an embroidered panel that VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 9/22/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X

Step up your cosplay game with learning to build armor! Learn all about EVA foam and thermoplastic basics, layering techniques, and how to paint your masterpieces. Top it off by seeing just how to attach your armor to your cloth costumes for perfect cosplay action.

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Donelle McAdams
Saturday 9/22/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. You’ll cover machine set-up, necessary supplies, template preparation and more, including lots of tips for a successful first VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 9/22/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

The 7-hole cord foot and the braiding foot are both forms of couching feet that complement each other but act very differently. Playing with a variety of threads, fibers, fabrics and trims, create samples of more than a dozen different techniques both practical and decorative. The techniques wil VIEW MORE...

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Betty Mitchell
Saturday 9/22/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

This little roll-up will hold all of your class essentials, and what’s more, it’s fun to make! Explore built-in decorative stitches, create pockets for all your smallest pieces and upper pockets which easily accommodate scissors and cutters. All of your class essentials will travel VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Saturday 9/22/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

A modern take on a classic Orange Peel block, Mod Citrus is pieced (no applique!) with gentle curves and over-sized blocks. We'll use the Quick Curve Ruler to get excellent results. This one sews up fast - you can do a wall hanging in an afternoon! Bring your own fabric, see supp VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Saturday 9/22/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
You have completed your quilt top, now what? How about quilting it with your walking foot? If you’re not confident with free-motion, the walking foot is a great way to go. Get your hands on this ‘magic’ machine accessory as you learn all about the many quilting designs you can e VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 9/22/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

Unbelievable! A whole knit tee-top in just a few hours? Are you kidding me? You can do it! We promise! It’s quick, easy, looks very professional, and it’s all created with your serger. We have chosen a luscious, soft-as-butter knit in combination with its dyed-to-match ribbing to make VIEW MORE...

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Karen Pharr
Saturday 9/22/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

A pieced quilt or table runner that’s going to be used and loved can become reality in very short order -- on your serger! If you have a desire to learn why sergers have become the must-have compliment to your sewing machine, here’s your chance. Learn what a serger can do for you, h VIEW MORE...

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Kaye Koler
Saturday 9/22/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

Get those tee shirts out of the box and into a quilt -- the fast way! Using your pre-cut 2 or 3-inch fabric strips and a collection of memory-filled tee shirts, create your unique quilt top in very little time. Best part: little or no math needed! Complete several blocks to complete the first VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 9/22/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225
See scores of new and exciting ways to add a little (or a lot of) embellishment to your creative life! From what’s new in the embroidery world to new iron-on glitter fabric and 3D techniques for ‘jump off the surface’ surprises, you’ll find inspiration and how-to for adding VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 9/22/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
There’s a very good reason machine embroidered applique is such a favorite with embroiderers. In fact, there are many reasons, including the ability to work creatively with not only thread, but with fabric, too, as you create your design. With limitless options, it’s also one of the mo VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Saturday 9/22/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 9/22/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R244X

Discover how easy it is to make cosplay costumes that defy gravity! Cheryl’s expert tips and tricks make it easy to create comfortable and lightweight cosplay, particularly when you follow her methods from the inside out. Learn what interlinings and interfacings work best for structure i VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 9/22/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X

The fashions of athleisure -- yoga pants, leggings and tops -- are now part of our everyday wardrobes. And they’re really fun to sew. Learn to make the most fashionable and wearable versions as you explore the components with an expert. Kathy, an experienced fitter who loves to work with k VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 9/22/18
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S259X

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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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 9/22/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
Go beyond measurements and get to the heart of pant fitting. The shape and angle of the crotch curve make huge difference 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 pattern VIEW MORE...
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Eric Drexler
Saturday 9/22/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
Yes, jump right in! The water is fine outside the box. Join Eric in this fun, fast paced ride through the water soluble world of Sulky Wash-Aways! Begin with some very useful tips and a few of Eric’s favorite tricks, then finish up with unexpected ideas for more inspiration. He always bring VIEW MORE...
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Nick Coman
Saturday 9/22/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260

Have you ever altered a pattern to fit your body and found after all was said and done that yes, it fit, but didn't look like the pattern envelope any longer? That's because patterns are just a template -- a place for you to start. Join Nick Coman in this jam-packed overview of how the industry VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 9/22/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

No drawing ability needed, really. You'll use simple stencils to trace designs onto freezer paper-backed muslin…. how easy is that? Then, starting with crayons, you'll simply color (mostly inside the lines). Jill will help you with shading and application techniques, then take you on to VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Saturday 9/22/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

A lovely bag from an expert on making bags, this one is just the right size, with enough polish and curves to become a favorite. This cleverly designed bag offers a chance to create a 3-dimensional embroidery and to learn a few of the most-used techniques in bag-making (and much of our other sew VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 9/22/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

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...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 9/22/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
OK, we all love to fondle these yummy fabrics ….. but just how on earth do we sew them? Well, time to get your hand on experience with the guidance of someone who has made many --- and has collected all the easiest, best methods for you to use. She’s even come up with a way to keep th VIEW MORE...
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Karen Benke
Saturday 9/22/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
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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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 9/22/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Have fun and build your serger skills at the same time. This is the perfect class for everyone who loves to sew and wants to increase her dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots of VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 9/22/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
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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Heather Kojan
Saturday 9/22/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

A pineapple quilt made of pineapple blocks? Yes! We'll achieve pineapple perfection using a “magic” specialty ruler, simple quarter inch seams and deliberate color assignment for a visual twist on this fun favorite. Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.  VIEW MORE...

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Betty Mitchell
Saturday 9/22/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273

Arrive with questions, leave with an understanding of how sergers actually work, and you’ll find them even easier to use with confidence. Betty’s years of serger experience allow her to share how she avoids issues before they occur, diagnose issues that crop up, and sort out what&rsq VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 9/22/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274

“I just don’t have enough hours in the day!” How many times have you said this when talking about your project backlog? When you adopt Cheryl’s best time and project management tips, you’ll find more time to do what you love. Make time for your sewing as you learn VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 9/22/18
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T275X

Cindy’s been asked so many times … “How did you make that shirt?” Now’s your chance to make one of your own! Cindy has created a class to share her well-practiced techniques – you supply the t-shirt, Cindy supplies everything else. Learn to create the resi VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Saturday 9/22/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276

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 details. She’s gone wild with embellishments, too, truth be told! Explore using unusual up-cycled elements VIEW MORE...

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


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