Fredericksburg, VA

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Tuesday 10/1/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB200X, MDB260X, MDB300X, MDB360X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting and designing for your three-dimensional figure. Join expert fitter and designer Joe Vecchiarelli in this multi-day draping experience, as you VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Rae Cumbie and Carrie Emerson
Tuesday 10/1/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB201X, MDB261X, MDB301X, MDB361X
Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Are you tired of searching the stores for comfortable, well-fitting pants? Well, we have the solution! Rae Cumbie and Carrie Emerson have been working with all shapes and sizes of women for years helping them achieve pants that fit VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin and Alicia Welcher
Tuesday 10/1/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB205X, MDB265X, MDB305X, MDB365X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm   From serger and embroidery machine masters, Martha Pullen Company's own Kathy McMakin and Alicia Welcher, comes another fabulous sew, serge and embroider extravaganza. This year, they take a field trip to the beach and have created a VIEW MORE...

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Wednesday 10/2/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X

A brand-new quilt from the master of ‘getting it done’, Karen Benke. This year’s version is another stunning example of what one can accomplish in one focused, fun day. So, whether you’ve said it out loud meaning you need a big gift very quickly, or you simply crave a day VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Wednesday 10/2/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB307X, MDB367X

When you spend the day with Pam, you always get more than you expect -- more fun, more learning, more media to play with and a really great project, too. Start with an exploration of hooped embroidery as you create several different types of dimensional flowers for your garden basket -- applique VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 10/3/19
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...

Rae Cumbie
Thursday 10/3/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

Pants are an integral part of any modern woman’s wardrobe. They are not hard to sew, just tricky to fit. Get guidance from Sew News Curve Appeal author and Burda Style teacher as you explore the important steps in the pants fitting and design process. You can begin planning for your best pa VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 10/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21
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...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 10/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

The fun of this Itajime Shibori fabric dyeing project is that all of the flowers start with the exact same fold, but no two are ever the same. Each student will fold and design nine (9) unique pieces of 22 x 22-inch fabric. The floral patterns are then created using an extensive set of Itajime Sh VIEW MORE...

Marty Moon
Thursday 10/3/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 7X

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 understand! Lots of tim VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 10/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25
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...
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Thursday 10/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

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...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 10/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
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...
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Thursday 10/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
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...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 10/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29
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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Nancy Brandt
Thursday 10/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30

Make a reversible pretty ‘little’ apron for your favorite kitchen helper! Sew easy you’ll want to make one for every occasion and season. In this beginner serging class, Certified Serger Instructor, Nancy, will show you how easy it is to adapt a traditional sewing pattern to use VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 10/3/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

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 pattern (flat) to you VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Thursday 10/3/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4
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 sequent VIEW MORE...
Betty Mitchell
Thursday 10/3/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 8

Your embroidery machine can become the perfect, inspirational assistant for creating one-of-a-kind quilts. Find a treasure-trove of ideas, technical advice, practical tips and more as Betty shares a trunk show of quilts that have spent some time in her machine’s embroidery hoop. Discuss t VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Thursday 10/3/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

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...

Connie Palmer
Thursday 10/3/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 10/3/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19
You've often admired the welt pockets on well-made garments wondering how they accomplished such a feat. Learn how with a few "tricks". Armed with the secrets to creating perfect welt pockets you’ll be able to create everything from a classic double welt to a shaped welt pocket. You can even i VIEW MORE...
Betty Mitchell
Thursday 10/3/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20
Facings are a great way to finish garment openings, especially if that opening is asymmetrical or curved. Facings can be used on a shaped waistline for a smooth comfortable fit or even at the hem for a professional finish. Betty has years of garment sewing experience and she's here to share her tips VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Thursday 10/3/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B23
Those luscious spring sweaters are just begging to be embroidered! Think falling leaves on a tan tweed cardigan, or elegant swirls on a zip front pullover…. and of course those fabulous (not so ugly) Christmas sweaters (for next year). Pattie shows how easy it is to embroider on sweaters when VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Thursday 10/3/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B24X
Complete an amazing design in class while learning about paintstik rubbings, as you create texture using stamps. Extend your design options with an easy-to-assemble fusible web appliqué technique, invaluable to use for arranging shapes on a base fabric. You’ll enjoy the use of your i VIEW MORE...
Tammie Gerke
Thursday 10/3/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C35X
Many times, cuffs and collars can have a mind of their own. Some never lay flat, some collars just don't want to stand up the way that they should and washing the garment sometimes makes the issue worse. Many of the issues are not with the way the collar or cuffs are attached, but rather how they a VIEW MORE...
Wendi Owens
Thursday 10/3/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C36X
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. Wendi will show you how to choose and size patterns for f VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 10/3/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C40X

Explore basic to advanced e-textile techniques as you discover the fun of inserting lights into a range of fun projects. Expand on the concept as you learn to create a simple LED project, then watch as Cheryl takes it even further, adding sensors and switches. You don’t have to be an engi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 10/3/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C44X
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...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 10/3/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

Now that you've padded your dress from, it’s time to make it work for you!
Joe is here to answer all the questions you may have for where to begin. The front? The back? Do I use tissue paper or make a muslin? Let’s dive into that arsenal of garment patterns and see what we can VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Thursday 10/3/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
Discover easy ways to achieve a collection of wonderful fine sewing details – the very techniques that elevate a garment and make it truly special. Classically romantic, the techniques Connie shares include decorative bias on sleeves and neck edges, pin stitching, puffing, piping, plackets, VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 10/3/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 10/3/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C38, D54, E70

Learn by doing, as you collect all Cindy’s time-tested tips and fool-proof tricks for creating these unique ice dyed MEGA mandalas. Perfect for quilt backs, these impressive mandalas provide infinite inspiration. Working in the buddy system, each student will dye one 110 x 110 inch cotton VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 10/3/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C39

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...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 10/3/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

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
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 10/3/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Thursday 10/3/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 10/3/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY
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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 10/3/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C46, D62XY

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...

Registration Full
Jim Suzio
Thursday 10/3/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49
Texture can add so much interest to a fabric and can enhance a garment. Sadly, that fabric of your dreams is not always available. So, why not create your own? See various samples on how using a standard (and wing) needle can texture a fabric when combined with a utility stitch on the machine. How a VIEW MORE...
Heather Kojan
Thursday 10/3/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
We'll start with a brief history of scrap quilts (it may not be what you think!) then discuss ways to tame the scrap beast. We'll finish up with several ideas on how to use up all. the. scraps. VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Thursday 10/3/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
Is your closet full of individual garments that do not fit or work well together? Colors work but balance and proportion are out of whack? Missing an essential piece over and over again? Get help from an expert as you consider the well-planned modern wardrobe, featuring a selection of neatly fitti VIEW MORE...
Wendi Owens
Thursday 10/3/19
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D52XY

Take your photos out of the box and turn them into works of art! Wendi will share all the fun and excitement of sharing your photos by turning them into fabric. Discuss scanning of old photos, tips on taking photos for the sole purpose of printing on fabric, the difference between photo printing VIEW MORE...

Alicia Werner
Thursday 10/3/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D55

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...

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 10/3/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D56

When you’re busy stitching, you probably don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to your social media marketing. But it is SO important in this new, connected world that you do. Learn about Cheryl’s strategies for maximizing your social media reach, and discover how to reduce the VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 10/3/19
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D60XY
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...
Jim Suzio
Thursday 10/3/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
Chanel. The one name says it all. Clean, elegant lines. Attention to one of a kind details. And, that braid... See various methods, from “basic sewing” methods to machine embroidery, on how to make your own braided trims to create your own one of a kind Chanel inspired garment. VIEW MORE...
Kaye Koler
Thursday 10/3/19
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...
Tammie Gerke
Thursday 10/3/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
Set-in sleeves are beautiful and yet, to many, are a challenge. What seems like it should be a relatively simple task turns into a puckery, lopsided nightmare. Tammie will guide you through the process to turn that nightmare into a dream with her tried and true tips and tricks. Before you know it, y VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 10/3/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E71

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...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 10/3/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101

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...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Thursday 10/3/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F88XX

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
Betty Mitchell
Thursday 10/3/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105
It's time to “up” your embroidery skills by adding some dimension to your work. Betty will help you “puff up” your appliqué with a trapunto technique and add beautiful multi-layer flowers for additional dimension and texture. The panel created in class can be used as a VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 10/3/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106

Turn a plain sweatshirt (you choose the color - plum, sand or dark chocolate) into a beautiful explosion of lace. We’ll put a pleat in the back using a lace panel, add lace around the bottom and finish off with beautiful embroidery. This is the most elegant sweatshirt conversion Cindy has VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 10/3/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F91X, G107

The classic Dresden quilt block looks fresh and modern, full of color, in the mini quilt. Pick up lots of tips during class to make this gem go together easily and perfectly. Make one as a mini, or make many for a full-sized quilt! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for detai VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Thursday 10/3/19
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F84, G100

The perfect bag for you is the one you can create yourself. Learn new and improved ways to make bag straps, bag bottoms, pockets, corners and zippers. Pam is a master at time-saving techniques and will demonstrate ways to improve your bag making skills as well as bag finishing techniques from her VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, October 4, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 10/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

Spirals have been a staple in tie dye since the 60s and can provide tons of inspiration! We're going to kick them up a notch and explore several different ways to dye these fun and playful patterns including traditional tie dye as well as ice dyeing. You will need to order your complete k VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Friday 10/4/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H119X

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
Alicia Welcher
Friday 10/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

Small touches -- like this cleverly designed pillow cover – keep the seasons fresh inside your home as mother nature handles the out-of-doors. Created with a versatile neutral linen/cotton blend fabric, the 18-inch square pillow cover provides a quick-change pallet for an outer wrap and dri VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 10/4/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H122X

Experience the ease of transferring a beautiful picture using a new and easy to use iron-on transfer paper as you create this heartfelt project. Cindy has some amazing images for you to choose from and lovely verses to complement the image that you'll embroider in class. You'll learn so much in t VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 10/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
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...
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Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 10/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

Scraps taking over your studio? Learn two fresh, modern string quilt blocks to tame your overflowing scrap bins, incorporating favorite small pieces too wonderful to toss.  Heather’s tried and true tips and valuable hints for successful visual effects round out your classroom experienc VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 10/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

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 10/4/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142
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...
Jim Suzio
Friday 10/4/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
In our hectic lives, many of us find it hard at times to dedicate time to our fashion sewing (more so if you're on the road teaching it!). Needless to say, any shortcuts that help with time as well as improve our sewing skills are greatly beneficial to the end product. In class, we'll discover un VIEW MORE...
Wendi Owens
Friday 10/4/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

T-shirt quilts are so popular and will always be in demand, but for some, the process can seem a bit daunting. Let Wendi guide you through the pros and cons of all the possible interfacings, how to cut the t-shirts to get the most out of them, tips and tricks on how to work with the dreaded mesh VIEW MORE...

Karen Benke
Friday 10/4/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115
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...
Tammie Gerke
Friday 10/4/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

Have you ever seen a garment that you just love but cannot find a pattern? Tammie will discuss how to find a similar pattern and then how to modify it to produce the garment of your dreams. She also has some wonderful ideas and suggestions on how to make modifications to any pattern by changing, VIEW MORE...

Alicia Werner
Friday 10/4/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

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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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 10/4/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H120

Sewing with an unfamiliar fabric can be intimidating. What is the best way to handle a particular fabric? As an enthusiastic cosplayer, Cheryl has learned what it takes to work with many different types of fabrics. She will share the tricks of the trade to tame even the most challenging of fabric VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Friday 10/4/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

Get the lowdown on some of the best serger techniques covered in Pam’s newest book, Power Serge, as you see how to make the most of your serger’s abilities. Explore the how, why and where of double piping, pintucks, zipper insertions, making ruffles, pleats and more. Her tr VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Friday 10/4/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

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...

Rae Cumbie
Friday 10/4/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

If you love today’s drapey shirts and tops -- garments that glide smoothly over your figure and fall in flattering folds -- this is your class. Learn the sewing techniques to tame these slippery fabrics and discover the styles that are successfully sewn with drapey fabrics. You will become VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 10/4/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J132X
It’s amazing how much information can be packed 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 to begin. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 10/4/19
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 p VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Friday 10/4/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J135
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...
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 10/4/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J136

Are you cosplay curious? Would you like to learn how to get started but don't know where to begin? You'll learn the basics of what to know before you go to your first event, tips and tricks for having a great time, costume hacks, and more! Seasoned cosplayers are sure to pick up some valuable tip VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 10/4/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J138X

Make a tissue holder, key chain and zippered eyeglass case in the blink of an eye using the embroidery machine. See how easy it is to attach clasps, hardware and put in zippers. Join us for fun and learning during this fulfilling time together as you finish not just one or two projects... but < VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 10/4/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K151X, L167
This is a fun, no-sew workshop using fabric to imitate the ancient art of mosaics. Learn to create your block’s image using lots of small, pre-cut pieces of colored fabric, using a technique that was developed specifically to simplify the process. Detailed instructions are yours to keep, incl VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 10/4/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K153X, L169

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...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 10/4/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K154X

Perfectly designed to hold and protect small treasures such as earbuds, a special piece of jewelry or even change for the parking meter, this adorable little round case is constructed entirely in the hoop. Easy to make, definitely a stash-buster and ever so handy, your first one will be complete VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 10/4/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K156X, L172

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...

Rhonda Pierce
Friday 10/4/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle really important before it breaks? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. Get the low-down about how this li VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 10/4/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

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...

Barb Callahan
Friday 10/4/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147
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...
Tammie Gerke
Friday 10/4/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148
Linings, for the most part, are unseen. However, a poorly installed lining, whether in a jacket, coat, or skirt, is there for all to see. Tammie will share her tips and tricks for installing lining, so the garment hangs properly and remains unseen, as it should. Then learn how to add lining to garme VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 10/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

Experience the relaxation and simplicity of hand applique as Helene guides you through the latest notions and techniques for turned edge applique. Learn a fast and easy method for perfectly turned edges. Then practice sewing the applique to the background using the much desired invisible stitch. VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 10/4/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K150, L166, M182

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
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 10/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 10/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

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
Kathy McMakin
Friday 10/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY
Unbelievable! A whole baby gown 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 the p VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 10/4/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K158, L174XY
Surprise! Discover how awesome your serger is as a piecing and quilting machine! Piecing with the serger is quick, easy and fun to do. Oh, and don’t forget precise too! Take serging and quilting to a whole new level as Betty shares with you all the tips and tricks for success as you piece, qui VIEW MORE...
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 10/4/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161
Are you new to embroidery or you’ve been embroidering a long time but you’re ready for some new challenges? Maybe you want to ramp up what you do. Glitter fabric, soft and fuzzy appliques, indestructible mylar, and Cindy’s favorite five stabilizers are just a few of the things tha VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Friday 10/4/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
Seems just a few years ago, one was elated when they received a party invitation. Now, the feeling is often stressful, wondering what one can bring that isn't the cause for an allergic reaction or health hazard. Why not embroider something instead? Instead of a dozen iced cookies, why not a dozen co VIEW MORE...
Karen Benke
Friday 10/4/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
There are more options for creating great borders than you might think, and that’s especially true if you’ve looked at border fabric, wondering just how to use it to best advantage. Join Karen for an enlightening discussion as she shares how to approach and use border fabrics in reliable VIEW MORE...
Barb Callahan
Friday 10/4/19
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L164XY
Explore a series of techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love to wear. Learn 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 allowances, he VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 10/4/19
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L170XY

Embroidery and your button box join forces in this wonderful play on a flower garden – embroidered greenery with button blossoms, cute as can be.  Learn how to pick embroideries which lend themselves to substituting buttons for parts of the design, and how to execute them flawlessly in VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 10/4/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

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...

Tammie Gerke
Friday 10/4/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
Zippers are an essential part of many garments whether it is a centered, lapped, or an invisible zipper. If they are not installed properly, they can become the focal point for all the wrong reasons. Learn how to install a variety of zippers with ease and without frustration. Also, discuss adding zi VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Friday 10/4/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179
Knit tops are everywhere and you could easily be sewing them into stylish, neatly fitting masterpieces. Enjoy a lecture/trunk show of tips about sewing with a variety of knit fashion fabrics, choosing successful supports, finding fabulous finishes and adding fun details. You will leave ready to stit VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 10/4/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213

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...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 10/4/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N199XX
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
Lorraine Henry
Friday 10/4/19
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
N204X

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...

 
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 10/5/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

Cindy has the magic touch for getting things hooped with no stress. Just bring one of your medium size embroidery hoops to class along with a t-shirt and let Cindy be your guide for all things hooping. You will be amazed at how easy it can be to get perfectly hooped items when you take this class VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Saturday 10/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

With roots in pointillism, dotted mandalas have become very popular! Pillows, canvases, mugs, and even rocks! It's everywhere! But you can't sew with rocks! After taking a very fun dot painting class, Cindy was determined to figure out how to dot with dye on fabric. Sounds simple but it took a fe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 10/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

Tame those piles of scraps in your studio with three fresh takes on scrap quilts. Create 2 different scrap blocks in class, walk through a third option and discuss different setting options to make your quilts truly unique! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for details

 VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Saturday 10/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 10/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251
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...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 10/5/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q236X
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
Pam Damour
Saturday 10/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253
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
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 10/5/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254

Extend your serging experience beyond simply finishing seams to include beautiful puffing, decorative flatlocking, piping insertion and more, as you make your pillow cover in class. Upda VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 10/5/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225
One of the best garments to show off your sewing skills is the classic dress shirt. However, with its many pieces, details, and top-stitching, it can be frustrating and very intimidating for new-bees as well as seasoned sewers. We'll discuss short cuts and techniques that will not only simplify c VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 10/5/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

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 pattern (flat) to you VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Saturday 10/5/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227
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...
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 10/5/19
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 favori VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Saturday 10/5/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q231
Master the tools that will assure your garment sewing patterns are personalized accurately. Explore and learn to use the rulers, papers and writing tools that take the pain out of pattern work. You will be able to take your pattern personalization, fitting and thus your sewing to a new level of sati VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 10/5/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q232

Take your cosplay hobby to the next level by learning even more cosplay tips for entering costume contests, having a "handler", convention survival, and more!  We asked professional cosplayers for their best tips and it may surprise you what they said.  From product suggestions to being in your c VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Saturday 10/5/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

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...

Tammie Gerke
Saturday 10/5/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
Buttons make the outfit but even with amazing buttons a poorly executed buttonhole will ruin the look. Bound buttonholes can add an additional level of class and sophistication to any garment and can be a fun embellishment as well. In this class you will learn how to make various shapes of buttonhol VIEW MORE...
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 10/5/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

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...

Lorraine Henry
Saturday 10/5/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244
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...
Rhonda Pierce
Saturday 10/5/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle really important before it breaks? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. Get the low-down about how this li VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Saturday 10/5/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R247
Racks are filled with them, as are your closets and drawers. Knits are everywhere, so why aren’t you sewing with them? A little hesitant? Palms a bit sweaty? Admit it. You're secretly terrified of sewing with knits. Put all your fears to rest during this fun and confidence-building class fill VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 10/5/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R248X

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
Saturday 10/5/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R252X
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...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Saturday 10/5/19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S263X
Create unique quilt blocks inspired by Mexican hand painted ceramic tiles using Paintstiks®, stamps, and fusible web. Painted and layered shapes are fused to a background fabric as you complete a small block that can be integrated into quilt projects, garment embellishments or home dé VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257

“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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

Have you ever really thought about a dress form? Dress forms can be made from various types of materials both internally and externally. The materials used to construct the form make an impact on the durability, shape and the accuracy of the body form itself. Join Joe on this fascinating look at VIEW MORE...

Tammie Gerke
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
Have you ever fallen in love with a quilt and thought ‘That is just too difficult for me!’? The good news is that those complex quilts are not as complicated as they first appear. Let Tammie walk you through the steps to make the complex simple as you learn how to “read” the VIEW MORE...
Alicia Werner
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260

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...

Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

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
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

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
Jim Suzio
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
Well, the day has come when you decide to pass along Grandmother's prized pearls. While you have a plain box to put them in, you want for something "more." What better way than to make one yourself! An "in the hoop" embroidery design that will make that heirloom even more special. Create VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X
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...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X

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...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 10/5/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X
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...
Registration Full
Pam Damour
Saturday 10/5/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
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...
Tammie Gerke
Saturday 10/5/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274
Tammie loves pockets so much; she even adds them to garment patterns that do not call for them. Pockets can add interest, detail and design to any garment. Learn tips and techniques for sewing perfect pockets every time. You’ll get caught up in Tammie’s enthusiasm for pockets as she shar VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Saturday 10/5/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275
Whether you want to take your stitched knits to the next level, or simply embellish your purchased knits, this class is for you. See easily created knit trims, watch flowers come to life and find their place on your tops. Check out the best paints to use to decorate your knits and consider decorativ VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 10/5/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276

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...

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


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