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Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Teacher
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X

Have you been curious about how to use heavy threads in the bobbin case of your machine, but just weren’t sure how to do it? Cindy is a master at the technique of bobbin work and will share all the tips and fool-proof methods she uses, so you can become a master, too. Any type of work, whet VIEW MORE...

Marty Moon
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

Are you a new quilter, a self-taught adventurer or a quilter wanna-be? This is THE class to help you get started (or clear up the mysteries you’ve discovered). Learn the special language of quilting, and you’ll find reading patterns and books so much easier to read and understand! Lo VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5X

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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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Focusing on a modern approach to ancient techniques, you will learn a little bit about several different kinds of shibori. Your unique collection of 12 fat quarters will include examples of arashi, Itajime, kumo, nui, and several others. We will dye them using fiber reactive Indigo, as a modern n VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

There’s not a fabric or non-fabric that stumps Connie. Why?  Because she figures out all the easiest, no-fail methods, which notions help most and how to choose designs that ensure success. Share in all of that knowledge as you create this practical portfolio in class.  Learn all VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
This cute cardigan style jacket is just the thing to add to your spring wardrobe. A feminine ‘third layer’ over jeans or leggings, it adds a finished feeling to your day. From the banded collar and raglan sleeves to the hidden inseam pockets (yes, pockets, yay!!), this jacket is easy to VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

Piecing curves is easy!  Use foundation techniques and gentle curves in large size units to create this relaxed variation of the Double Wedding Ring quilt.  Add the center teardrop, squares and concave background pieces for 11-1/4 inch blocks.  Make four blocks for a wall quilt, or VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Discover the freedom of cutting and sewing wavy strips of fabric without pins or snipping of seams. Fast and easy, the secret’s in Helene’s technique for stitching an accurate 1/4 inch seam to create the undulating background for your heron. Once stitching is completed, enjoy the artistr VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

A great quilt needs a great finish. So do pillows. All your projects, actually, rest on their finishings. Get your hands on the products and materials, the feet and techniques that make your projects sizzle with that little extra touch at the end. Make perfect scalloped binding, smocked inserts, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
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...
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 4/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29
This simple, classic, dropped shoulder kimono with sleeve variations is sure to become a wardrobe favorite. Easy to make and an absolute delight to wear, this fun and flattering soft ‘jacket’ will acquaint you with the rolled edge feature of your serger and help you gain confidence. A wo VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 4/4/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

The first thing you do when you get your body or dress form is to create your personal sloper – the pattern that’s not fashion, but fits you to a tee. But what then? Learn all the ways you’ll be using your form at home, from testing original and purchased designs for visual in VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 4/4/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

Well, that’s the truth! Problem solving tricks abound in this class dedicated to clothes we love to wear as opposed to those that look best on the hanger. Discover to how to "fix" gaping necklines (besides taking in the sides, darts or shoulders), how to add elastic that doesn't gather th VIEW MORE...

Karen Benke
Thursday 4/4/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18
Maybe you’ve noticed all the liquids available and recommended for sewing: Best Press, starch, Terial Magic and more. They’re a new class of notion and can deliver better, easier, faster results. Discover exactly what are they used for, why you may need them, and how to get the most from VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 4/4/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

Yes! This is a good thing! Of the three known methods of pattern alternation (Seam, Pivot and Slide, Slash and Spread), the Seam method is the easiest to use: to see what is happening, to execute correctly and to cause no distortions as you make pattern changes exactly where you want them. The ch VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Thursday 4/4/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20

Get over it! If fear of inserting a zipper, cutting a buttonhole or stitching a welt-style pocket keeps you from sewing fleece pullovers, jackets or vests, this class is for you. Take the cure with Pattie’s fool-proof outerwear fleece techniques. Zipper challenges, like fabric puckering, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Thursday 4/4/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X

Create an Aztec-inspired quilt block using Paintstiks®, stamps and fusible backed shapes on a background fabric. No experience necessary to take home this 5 1/4 inch block; just bring your sense of adventure and have fun learning a no-fail, easy technique – and discover a pathway to cre VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 4/4/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C37X, D53

Relax and unplug with some magical hand-stitching. Learn the latest technique for turned edge applique and practice a few simple embroidery stitches to use on the applique, creating a more current look and a more interesting series of stitches on your project. Learn to transfer a Sashiko design VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 4/4/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C41X
We love to wear them, we should love to sew with them, too!  In this technique class, you will learn to create smooth, elegant seams, hems without bulk that do not roll, as well as perfect necklines. You’ll soon discover the joys of sewing a knit wardrobe you’ll be proud to wear. VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

The only thing better than reading recipes is eating the finished product! You will love the finished results of the following recipe! Take one prewashed sweatshirt, your size in a unisex sweatshirt, preferable one from Goodwill, add pieces of fun and colorful fabric, possibly using materials fro VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

Having the best notion for the job can make all the difference! Today's sewing tools have multiple uses and really do make sewing easier, faster and more pleasurable. Connie will unravel the many ways that these tools can work for you including using scissors, measuring tools, fabric folding pe VIEW MORE...

Alicia Werner
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

All your zipper questions will be answered in this informative class. Have you ever wondered about the differences between a molded tooth or coil tooth zipper? Which is better plastic or metal? What kind of zipper is best for my project? What does the #3 or #5 mean? All your zipper questions will VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36

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...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C38, D54, E70

Learn to ombre the easy way, using Cindy’s new ‘drip rig’ in this fun and productive fabric dyeing class. No bending or unpredictable dip dyeing when you follow her fast and easy method for creating value gradations (light to dark) and color blends (yellow into blue). Working in VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY
Make it as a three piece, six-paneled purse suitable for a bridal accent, an any-occasion accessory or part of that Renaissance recreation, depending on the fabrics you choose. The acorn-shaped pattern, detailed accents, edgings, buttonholes (for ribbon closure) and tassel detail are all stitc VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

This beautiful mini quilt, it’s only 6 x 8 inches, is loaded with techniques that will add something special to your floral arrangement. Create your very own personalized background using beautiful machine stitches. Then proceed to some very quick and simple paper piecing, making this a per VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
Recreate this vintage Palm block in a 10 inch size without weird templates. Experience the trick in class: it’s paper pieced in ONE section, using an off-center Log Cabin technique. Amazing! Make 8 blocks and learn how to set them on point to create this 42 x 56 inch quilt. Pre-cutting of your VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Diane Gloystein
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

Discover a unique medium for creating transparent color washes and luminous, vibrant colors in your art quilts. Diane created this technique, which begins with free motion stitching, to contain the color while still allowing for a rich mingling of hues. You’ll paint your creation on a most VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY
We all need at least one great portable sewing kit, and this clamshell design is a great choice. Filled with the spaces and helpful details that make it super-functional, the clamshell shape is perfect for a single-sided zipper insertion. You’ll use other serger techniques, too, including quil VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Karen Pharr
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

Sergers are far so much more than edging fabrics and sewing on knits. In this class, students will begin to use specialty feet to add interest and fun to their serger projects. While creating a pillow wrap, students will learn new techniques such as decorative flatlock seams, adding ruffles, gath VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 4/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C46, D62XY

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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 4/4/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

If you’re baffled by how to create fitted sequined garments without darts, or what Joe uses to create inner support for the sheerest of fabrics, clear up the mystery! Join Joe as he shares the inner secrets of creating Hollywood glamour – from plunging necklines which never reveal to VIEW MORE...

Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 4/4/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

Cindy has long been known for her beautiful binding techniques. See Cindy actually cut and piece strips together, start and end the binding and stitch it on, so you will be able to construct amazing bindings, too. People have said her methods are the easiest and best out there. Join us, collect VIEW MORE...

Nick Coman
Thursday 4/4/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
With beautiful samples, step-outs and hands-on demonstrations, Nick shares the joy of making a wonderful bias-cut blouse in five different fabrics, for five completely different looks. Discover the best methods for working with georgette, velvet, wool, silk crepe, satin and linen in the process &hel VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 4/4/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52

If you want a really nice fit, consider the dart. Darts are fitting tools that allow us to shape flat fabric into garments that fit our curvy bodies. They are there for comfort, making it easier to bend and move; they are there for appearance, eliminating wrinkles and unsightly folds from garment VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 4/4/19
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D57XY
This bag carries everything you need, and you’ll feel great carrying it – giving a worn sweater new life as a pretty felted accessory. Construct your bag with a straight stitch, a few decorative stitches, add an applique flower to the flap and make a wonderful buttonhole, too. The felted VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 4/4/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
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...
Kaye Koler
Thursday 4/4/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
We often inherit, save or purchase vintage fabrics, linens, and embroideries. Many really show their age, having become weakened or stained from use or while in storage. Get ready to put them to use! Kaye will share her tried and true methods to clean and prepare them so they can find new life (with VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Thursday 4/4/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
Elastic waistbands, the ultimate in comfort for skirts, pants and shorts can be sewn with professional results every time. This class will show fool proof tips for both insertion and hidden applications that eliminates bulk. Pattie will discuss the appropriate elastic types, show you how to measure, VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Thursday 4/4/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F85XX

This compelling class brings you all the techniques necessary to go home and embellish a one-of-a-kind, 100% silk scarf (one is provided as part of your class materials). Use practice pieces to build your color blending and shading skills by working with a variety of stencils and the brilliant co VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 4/4/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F87X, G103

Want a cool project you can finish completely in class? This is it! Create butterfly wings in the hoop, then add an easy separating zipper to your jacket. Hoop the shirt and add the rest of the butterfly with the wings you just made. Voila! You’ll walk out of class wearing a fun, finished VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 4/4/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F94X, G110

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...

 
Friday, April 5, 2019
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Angela Wolf
Friday 4/5/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X

Want to learn about pattern designing from a sloper? Experience an in-depth lesson on converting a basic princess seamed jacket into many different styles, including: designing a biker style asymmetrical jacket, creating a yoke where there wasn’t one (and learning why you might want to do VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 4/5/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H117X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful stitching experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. Use Westalee Design Templates from Sampler Set 1 and Hearts to create borders that can be used in a variety of ways and di VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 4/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 4/5/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H119X

Zippers and handles! Oh so sweet! Perfect for giving as gifts or enjoying them yourself. Make a large makeup bag with an easy dimensional flower using cork fabric and a name badge purse with a pen holder too. You just won’t believe how easy these are—all sewn in the hoop! Fun! Designs VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 4/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

Now you can make a hexagon quilt without y-seams! A real scrap buster project, this is a perfect way to use all the leftover 2 1/2-inch jelly roll strips in your stash. Everything is pieced in vertical rows, so it’s easy to make this as big as you wish once you see how easy the technique is VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 4/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
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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Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 4/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

The perfect workshop for learning to make something fun and easy, something you’ll use all the time, or something you will be proud to give away. Discover just how quickly you’ll create your first “quilt top”, a quilted 8-inch pot holder. The arrangement of fabrics and qui VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 4/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
This great little bag is fun to wear and easy as pie to make. And of course, if zippers have intimidated you at any point, you will quickly become their master during class. Combine machine quilting techniques with multiple zipper insertions to create three separate compartments in your bag.  T VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 4/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

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...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 4/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141
Do you love that vintage look but think you don’t have enough sewing time to complete something so intricate? Well, think again! Heirloom details completed on your serger are fast, fun and easy. Never done heirloom before? Absolutely no worries! Kathy will introduce you to the world of heirl VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 4/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142

Take your next garment, tote, pillow or quilt to new heights with fabric that’s not entirely flat. Using just a needle and thread, experience the fun and creativity fabric manipulation techniques offer. It’s like magic, really! Discover a range of textured effects, including Canadian VIEW MORE...

Alicia Werner
Friday 4/5/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

Get the most out of your scraps by turning them into useful bags! These fun little bags can be made from rectangles, triangles, circles or even half circles. Finish them off by using zippers you have on hand and like magic you’ve turned scraps into treasure.

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 4/5/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115
She does! When you have no one to help, you learn to fit yourself. The easiest way to do this is through measurements. Learn the art of measuring, the order in which measurements are used that, if followed, will simplify the fitting process. Explore techniques of a master fitter to obtain the ne VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Friday 4/5/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

Get a chance to go "behind the ropes" of our runway display to see Jim’s celebrity garment recreations up close and personal. Explore some of the tricks Jim used to re-create memorable movie-moment garments such as those worn by Halle Berry and Marilyn Monroe, the never before seen ‘ VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Friday 4/5/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

You can make perfectly mitered corners on your quilt every time. Binding that is "mind-boggling" is over! You will learn a very simple way to eliminate all the stress when binding your projects. A "hands-on" example for each student will give you the "process" and a take-home reminder as well. VIEW MORE...

Angela Wolf
Friday 4/5/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

Endless creative options come into play when you design your own fabrics! Join Angela Wolf as she shares tips and techniques for embellishing fabrics with embroidery, applique, thread painting and more. Discuss stabilizers, thread options, needle choices, design ideas and placement. Explore tec VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 4/5/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

Gather tricks for everything from how to make an invisible zipper installation look near flawless, and how to make most any zipper invisible (without the hand work) to how easy it is to create a perfect double welt pocket on most any garment (all sewing from the inside). And then even more &hell VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 4/5/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J132X

It’s amazing how much information Kathy can pack into just one hour!  This is a great session for anyone who sews garments, offering so much of what we need to know, logically and with great samples to illustrate her lessons. Learn how to decide what fabric works best for your garment VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 4/5/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 4/5/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J135X

Make a blanket for your favorite child with an adorable teddy bear face and a squeaker inside. Your large and snuggly piece of polar fleece showcases the teddy embroidery and is finished with a waffle edge stitch. The best part: you’ll finish in class! Take home the design, so you can make VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 4/5/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K148X

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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Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Friday 4/5/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K149X

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. VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 4/5/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K158X, L174

.A pretty stitched and beaded pouch with a bit of swag, a bit of beaded fringe and a favorite ½" decorative button, hangs from a simple twisted cord or beaded twisted cord to hold a small treasure. This lovely project uses mere scraps and leftovers to create a charming, project sure to be VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Friday 4/5/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
Necklines on knit garments may be challenging, whether you’re a beginner or more experienced stitcher. Pattie’s 40+ years of experience sewing with knits have resulted in a collection of the best quick and easy techniques for obtaining a professional finish every time. Discussions includ VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Friday 4/5/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

Having the best notion for the job can make all the difference! Today's sewing tools have multiple uses and really do make sewing easier, faster and more pleasurable. Connie will unravel the many ways that these tools can work for you including using scissors, measuring tools, fabric folding pe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Friday 4/5/19
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
K147, L163

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...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 4/5/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K150, L166, M182

Ready to kick your ice dyeing up a notch? This fun and productive workshop will feed your creative muse with magical mandalas, each bursting with beautiful, crystallized patterns. Create a collection of nine unique 22" x 22" ice dyed mandalas, perfect to use in your about-to-become magical projec VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Friday 4/5/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Best foot forward, or path of least resistance? Either way, a workshop that starts at the beginning (or very nearly) of your machine embroidery experience is priceless! Discuss options, logical approaches, materials (including stabilizers) and designs, as you embroider your project in class. Th VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 4/5/19
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...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Friday 4/5/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
Learn to construct three of the quilt world’s most loved motifs: the four patch block, half-square triangle block and flying geese. You’ll assemble them to make a table topper -- with borders and binding too! Complete your project by the end of class; the basic techniques you’ll VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 4/5/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Learning how to execute perfect miters to professionally finish the corners of your home décor, garment and quilting projects. In this technique workbook class, you’ll learn mitered corners with and without linings, mitered banding, mitered borders, reverse miters, asymmetrical mite VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 4/5/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

This updated, popular vintage pattern is made doable with paper piecing, for reliably achieving all those sharp points! Learn how easy it is to sew curved pieces to the foundation arcs, and how to set the 12 blocks on-point with perfectly cut triangles. Choose your own color palette and precut yo VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 4/5/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 4/5/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY

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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 4/5/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

Learn about the specialty tools and notions used in the fashion industry for 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 in NYC and Hollywood – they help you to move sw VIEW MORE...

Angela Wolf
Friday 4/5/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

Get inspired to sew jackets! Join fashion and pattern designer Angela Wolf for a lesson on sewing stylish, designer jackets. Learn professional topstitching techniques, tips for sewing a pucker free set-in sleeve, inserting a bag lining, interfacing choices, fitting tips, and more.

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 4/5/19
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L164XY

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...

Barb Callahan
Friday 4/5/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165
You can build any bag you like – in fact you can build a full collection of bags, pouches, clutches and totes when you have all the options at your fingertips. Functional as well as fanciful, Barb’s bags are always full of surprises. Discover new and unusual techniques, including at leas VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Friday 4/5/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

Do you know how much money you are really making? Crafters and home business folks can have money in the till but NO PROFIT! Learn how you can categorize your expenses, decrease your overhead and deduct every legal possibility from your gross income. This is an eye-opening experience that allows VIEW MORE...

Nick Coman
Friday 4/5/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

We’re all attracted to colors, but often don’t know how to use them to achieve the look and feel we’re after. Let Nick help you sort it all out – starting with the color system graphic artists, fabric dyers, printers and watercolor artists use to get those wonderful, heart VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 4/5/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

A class filled with all the things we should have learned in school – guys and gals both. Includes "fixing" guy clothing staples, from repairing a small hole in a tee-shirt, to hemming jeans traditionally, and how to retain the "factory hem" distressed look. How to keep buttons in place w VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 4/5/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181

Necklines that gap, puckered seams, rippled hems, unintended tucks in sleeves, lumpy collars and pockets … suffer no longer! Learn what causes and, more importantly, how to avoid all of these and other common sewing mishaps. Discover how to decide what size pattern to buy, how to add a fav VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 4/5/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N195XX

Get your hands on the process as you learn how to handle and shape EVA Foam, creating your own video game-inspired shield! You'll learn how to build and glue the shield, add detail and paint it. Discover just how easy it is to make your own cosplay armor and props under Cheryl’s watchful VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 4/5/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N197XX
Using buttons you choose from Barb’s vintage collection, a man’s silk necktie and a bit of unusual yarn, create your own wearable art neckpiece in class. Sit and stitch as Barb shares aesthetic considerations and construction tips, the most appropriate hand stitches and lots of ideas for VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Marty Moon
Friday 4/5/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217

Enjoy the fun of designing after piecing the strata and blocks in this quintessential Mary Ellen Hopkins design. Discuss how to determine the size of the strata to achieve the desired block size, and learn about bias, with particular attention given to how it affects the edges of blocks. With c VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 4/5/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218

This lovely pin cushion may be small in size, but it’s big on techniques. Delicate pin tucks bracket a beautiful project featuring wing needle lace joining, puffing, entredeux stitching, dainty silk ribbon floral embroidery, a sweet cross stitch border and scallop stitched hems. Add a bit VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Friday 4/5/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N203XX

Arms "eye" (armscye that is!). Some arms are heavier in back, some need more room in front. Standard cap shapes may not be the best fit for every arm. Some arms are short above the elbow, some are long, or from elbow to wrist! Learn how to measure for these differences, and discover some of the m VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 4/5/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N206X, P222

Learn the fundamentals of draping pants as you work along with Joe to create a basic straight pant using a body form. Includes learning about taking proper measurements, comparing them to the body form, calculating for and drawing the initial pattern from those measurements and then tweaking it VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, April 6, 2019
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Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Saturday 4/6/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Start with blank white fabric and finish with a lyrical set of seasonal trees! Create these richly hued stenciled images with their colorful gradient backgrounds by using high-quality Tsukineko inks combined with other media, applied with innovative techniques. Discover how to create depth in you VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Saturday 4/6/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

Let accessory feet open a world of fun embellishment. First, forget what the manufacturer thinks you should do with the feet—those are simply suggestions which we are free to ignore – or simply move beyond. Then let's play! Use the marking foot (designed for tailor tacks) to make lo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Saturday 4/6/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

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 yo VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 4/6/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q233X
Get your zipper mojo going during this technique class as you learn the easiest ways to install zippers, including the big three: exposed, lapped and centered. Then see how to easily insert zippers into bags as you put the outside, lining and zipper together in a single operation, and explore zipper VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Saturday 4/6/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

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...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 4/6/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251
Start your quilting experience on the right foot --- with Debby’s liberating, beyond-straight-lines, feed-dogs-down process. You’ll enjoy her simple methods for taking your stitches beyond beginners’ meanders and loops. In the dozen years she’s been teaching beginning machine VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 4/6/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
From Pam’s newest book, Power Serge, experience a series of functional and beautiful techniques on the serger. Chosen for their popularity and versatility, Pam’ VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 4/6/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253
Geometry, style and simplicity come together for an easy-to-make, easy-to-wear garment. Create this dressy top out of beautiful drapey fabric from two triangles, seamed swiftly and professionally on the serger. It’s perfect for a night on the town…or paired with jeans…or made in VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 4/6/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254
Bellies, boobs, butts and backs: the four main areas of our bodies that give us our "fitting fits!" Since there are 88 different figure variations, this workshop is the beginning of building your own pattern alteration reference file. Working with half-scale practice patterns, learn how to alter for VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 4/6/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

The first thing you do when you get your body or dress form is to create your personal sloper – the pattern that’s not fashion, but fits you to a tee. But what then? Learn all the ways you’ll be using your form at home, from testing original and purchased designs for visual in VIEW MORE...

Angela Wolf
Saturday 4/6/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

Thinking of starting an alteration or custom sewing business? “How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business”, Angela Wolf, ran a successful alteration and custom apparel business for over 18 years. She will share strategies for starting a business, including: setting up a profe VIEW MORE...

Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 4/6/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

Cindy has always loved adding dimension to her garments and wallhangings. Learn all her secrets for easy and unexpected ways to make your work stand out above the rest. Explore ways to use thicker threads like 12 weight, how to twist nubby threads together and couch them on, create dimensional p VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 4/6/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228

Necklines that gap, puckered seams, rippled hems, unintended tucks in sleeves, lumpy collars and pockets … suffer no longer! Learn what causes and, more importantly, how to avoid all of these and other common sewing mishaps. Discover how to decide what size pattern to buy, how to add a fav VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 4/6/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229

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...

Alicia Werner
Saturday 4/6/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

All your zipper questions will be answered in this informative class. Have you ever wondered about the differences between a molded tooth or coil tooth zipper? Which is better plastic or metal? What kind of zipper is best for my project? What does the #3 or #5 mean? All your zipper questions will VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Saturday 4/6/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
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...
Pattie Otto
Saturday 4/6/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

Bias binding is not just for quilts! It is also an easy alternative to the traditional turned and topstitched finish on jackets and other garments. Bias binding is quick and easy to do, and adds color and texture to almost any garment. Simplify linings and make reversible jackets a snap. Pattie w VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Saturday 4/6/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244

Having the best notion for the job can make all the difference! Today's sewing tools have multiple uses and really do make sewing easier, faster and more pleasurable. Connie will unravel the many ways that these tools can work for you including using scissors, measuring tools, fabric folding pe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 4/6/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 4/6/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R249X
Learn to manage your fleece for a professional and beautiful looking garment. See how to put an end to “frog mouthed” buttonholes, learn to create beautiful and unusual seams, explore hems and edges with an embellished look and how to make pintuck ribbing. The ease of sewing with fleece VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 4/6/19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S257X
No, it’s not a violent act! ‘Stoning’ refers to adding crystals -- Swarovski and glass -- to a garment. Think Dancing with The Stars, Hollywood, Bollywood, costumes for skating competitions, etc. Compare and contrast different types of crystals as you discuss color, appearance, num VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 4/6/19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S260X
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...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 4/6/19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S262X

Get your hands on the process as you learn how to handle and shape EVA Foam, creating your own video game-inspired shield! You'll learn how to build and glue the shield, add detail and paint it. Discover just how easy it is to make your own cosplay armor and props under Cheryl’s watchful VIEW MORE...

Angela Wolf
Saturday 4/6/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

Jeans are a wardrobe staple and sewing your own is easier than you might think! Join Angela Wolf for tips and tricks to make sewing your own designer jeans a snap. Angela ran a custom apparel business for over 20 years, and jeans were one of her specialties. Discover fitting tips, how to choos VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 4/6/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

Well, that’s the truth! Problem solving tricks abound in this class dedicated to clothes we love to wear as opposed to those that look best on the hanger. Discover to how to "fix" gaping necklines (besides taking in the sides, darts or shoulders), how to add elastic that doesn't gather th VIEW MORE...

Laura Murray
Saturday 4/6/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261
Learn an innovative method using Paintstiks and stamps to create richly colored, fusible-backed shapes that are layered and fused to a background fabric. The results are dazzling stars, kaleidoscopes, painted tiles and cathedral windows quilt blocks, all accomplished without sewing a single st VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 4/6/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
We love to wear knits, most of us love to sew with them, too. But embroider on them? Well, yes, of course! Learn about correct preparation of knits before embroidery, gather tips about stabilizers, designs, hooping techniques and more as you discover, hands-on, how to achieve the perfect machine emb VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 4/6/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

Let us show you one of the best tools we have found to not only make a variety of quick gifts but to do it in a minimal amount of time. Six cuts using 6 fabrics will be enough for a Christmas tree skirt or a centerpiece. We'll show you several projects that you will love and make a 42" table runn VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Saturday 4/6/19
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...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 4/6/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X
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...
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Saturday 4/6/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
Use Jill's Dragonfly Moon fabrics to make a beautiful appliqué, beaded and embellished 17 x 31-inch wall hanging. Kit includes pre-cut fabrics and appliqués for top, beads, beading needle and directions—no class time spent measuring or cutting fabrics In class you will do so VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Saturday 4/6/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

It’s a bit vintage, a bit contemporary and totally constructed on the serger! This pleasing little pillow features first-class details, including rolled edge pintucks, cording and back zipper closure, designed to fit any décor. With these traditional details and techniques shown of VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 4/6/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X
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...
Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Saturday 4/6/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X

Love all the collage quilts, but aren't sure where to begin? Explore artistic and technical considerations as Kaye walks through the process, including discussions about choosing fabric wisely, placement, color considerations and the fusibles and the other materials that have worked best for her VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Pattie Otto
Saturday 4/6/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273

Get over it! If fear of inserting a zipper, cutting a buttonhole or stitching a welt-style pocket keeps you from sewing fleece pullovers, jackets or vests, this class is for you. Take the cure with Pattie’s fool-proof outerwear fleece techniques. Zipper challenges, like fabric puckering, VIEW MORE...

Angela Wolf
Saturday 4/6/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274

Learn to absolutely love sewing with knits! Known for her stylish knit tops and dresses, Angela shares all her favorite tips and tricks for sewing and serging success with knit fabrics. Learn about choosing the best fabrics, which stitches to use in various applications and more, including all a VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Saturday 4/6/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275
Buying your sewing machine is just the tip of the iceberg. Using accessory feet – sometimes included, sometimes available separately – is what really makes the machine (and you) sing.  Discover why and how to use some of Pam’s favorites, as you learn a variety of finishing tec VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 4/6/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276

Frustrated with making pants? The back of the pant seems to be the major issue in fit. Wrinkles under the buttocks and diagonal wrinkles from the side hip down to the knee indicate a problem with the cut/shape of the pant back. Accurate pant fitting involves straightforward measurements, of cours VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 4/6/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277

When you want to impress your guy, or he wants to impress you, here’s how: take a purchased sweatshirt and turn it into a fashion forward jacket that converts into a vest. Walk through the process with Jim, as he shares all the insider secrets for success, step by step. With the additio VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 4/6/19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T278X

There’s no need to spend a lot on a pair of designer jeans at a fancy store when you can embellish your own! Just bring a plain pair (that fits) to class, and go home with a one-of-a-kind, awesome pair of gorgeous jeans…blinged to the max! We’ll transfer a couple of images, ad VIEW MORE...

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


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