Fredericksburg, VA

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli with Nick Coman
Tuesday 9/25/18
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 VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin and Alicia Welcher
Tuesday 9/25/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB205X, MDB265X, MDB305X, MDB365X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Fast and easy needn’t mean mass-produced or impersonal, as you’ll quickly see in t VIEW MORE...

 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Wednesday 9/26/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

Discover how to create your own personal drama in this “it-really-is-all-about-me-this-time” day with Cynthia. What does this have to do wit VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Wednesday 9/26/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X
Discover some of your most helpful machine accessory feet in a ‘foot on’ experience as you piece, applique, add texture VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Wednesday 9/26/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB306X, MDB366X

Whether you’ve said it out loud meaning you need a big gift in a short time, or you simply need to spend the day at your machine and have something VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Wednesday 9/26/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB307X, MDB367X

Cork fabric, embroidered monogram, real-deal purse hardware and Connie to lead the way. What more could you want? How a VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/27/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1X

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...

Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/27/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X
Women's bodies come in all shapes and sizes. See how using a fitting grid drawn on a pant mock-up allows you to tweak the back and crotch curves to fit real figures. Learn to keep the grainline straight while shaping the silhouette, draping in the darts and choosing a waist finish. Finally, see how VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 9/27/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X

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
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 9/27/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6X

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
Jill McCloy
Thursday 9/27/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

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

Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Thursday 9/27/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

Scuba is one of the newest and trendiest fabrics in the world of “non-average” materials. Actually a fine-gauge knit, it’s a creative choice that won’t wrinkle or ravel, making it a versatile and interesting option. Betty has been busy constructing both garment and craft VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/27/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A10X

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

Hands on Workshop
Mary Kerr
Thursday 9/27/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
Do you love the look of a half-square border but worry about your points being ‘eaten’? Create half-square borders in two different sizes, as you start with the basics, test your wings and practice to perfect your technique. Mary’s tips and shared inspiration add to the fun, and yo VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 9/27/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
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
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/27/18
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...
Hands on Workshop
Karen Pharr
Thursday 9/27/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30

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

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/27/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3

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...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/27/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

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

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 9/27/18
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8, B24

Working with pre-cut samples, learn the ins-and-outs of setting in sleeves fo VIEW MORE...

Nick Coman
Thursday 9/27/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

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

Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/27/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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

Barb Callahan
Thursday 9/27/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B19X

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

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 9/27/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X

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...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/27/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21

Often when we begin a pattern alteration process, we focus on the biggest change first. STOP! Look instead at the whole picture, putting the entire body being fitted into the frame. Why? So you can see if there’s a need for multiple alterations, some of which might be combined, or some wh VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/27/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B22

Love the look of that elegant, bygone era? Explore some of the ways you can add sophisticated touches to today’s fashion forward looks, particularly when you have an embroidery machine. Learn what to look for when selecting designs so they not only embellish a garment, but finish the hem as VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/27/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B26X

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

Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/27/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C35X

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

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/27/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X

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
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/27/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 9/27/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

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

Mary Kerr
Thursday 9/27/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36

Throughout history women have used needle skills to express opinions, political viewpoints and dissatisfaction with the social circumstances of their times. While women were frequently discouraged from publicly speaking out, many were able to influence the world around them through their needlew VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/27/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C38

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...

Diane Gloystein
Thursday 9/27/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C39

Thread choices play an important role in adding depth, excitement and pizzazz to your creations. Explore a collection of important tips for stitching successfully with a wide variety of threads. Enjoy Diane’s trunk show of beautiful samples, each illustrating the visual effects various thr VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 9/27/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 9/27/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

Red, black and white is a timeless color combination for quilts, as we can see in this updated Waterwheels quilt – we first saw the original in 2001. Learn to create those awesome, sharp points (which spin in two directions) using paper piecing techniques. You’ll also learn about ac VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/27/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

If you missed your chance last year to enjoy sewing with the softest of fabrics (Cuddle) and having more fun than you can imagine while doing so, here’s the newest incarnation of Connie’s blanket workshop. Make a baby-sized blanket in class – a perfect gift any time of year &nd VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 9/27/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

What a great design! This fun-to-look-at, easy-to-make quilt, is perfect as a stash buster, and a good time to highlight favorite colors. Choose to make a queen or laptop size -- either way, your quilt will come together fast! It’s a great beginner project or quick, fun project for a more VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 9/27/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 9/27/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY
Make this high-end wallet and clear a little bit of your stash, too! This mini-wallet goes together in a snap, and has four pockets, perfect to hold a few credit cards, business cards, a driver’s license and some cash, but still fit easily into your back pocket! You’ll always glean con VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/27/18
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
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/27/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

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...

Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 9/27/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

From preparing your fabric, to pinning and cutting, from preparation for sewing straight and curved seams to pressing, trimming and grading, understitching, darts and more, discover just how valuable Cynthia’s methods truly are. These core skills are used every time you create with fabric VIEW MORE...

Meg Cox
Thursday 9/27/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D51XY

Join Meg for a fun, inspiring lecture that changes lives. An expert on tradition who has written four books on ritual, Meg shares examples of quilters’ celebrations, and expands to also show powerful ideas from her own life. Explore what she has learned in 20 years of research about what VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Thursday 9/27/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52

Scuba, Ponte de Roma, Leggero, ITY and more! The new knits are fabulous and oh so popular -- but they also have their own construction challenges. Easily handle these specialty knits as you see how to work with different stretch ratios and weights, and how they relate to your garment’s need VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 9/27/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53

“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...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/27/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D54

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
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/27/18
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D55, E71

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...

Betty Mitchell
Thursday 9/27/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

Betty really never makes the same design twice, although she uses the same basic pattern many, many times. What she does is create an adaptation each time, taking inspiration from the internet, ready-to-wear and her own imagination. The result: a wardrobe of on-trend tee-tops for special days a VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 9/27/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

Got your quilt finished? Now it's time to bind it. Learn what you need to know to properly prepare the quilt for binding, discuss different types of binding and how to make a perfectly mitered corner every time. Includes strip binding, bias binding, ruffles and prairie points -- all of which can VIEW MORE...

Mary Kerr
Thursday 9/27/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68

The South has a rich quilting history, steeped in tradition and passed down through the generations. Join Mary as she shares some of the glorious designs, colors and patterns that are unique to that region during her work on her newest book, Southern Quilts. During that time Mary worked with 13 VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/27/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69
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...
Barb Callahan
Thursday 9/27/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E70

Throughout history, buttons were an indication of one’s standing in society, with many of the most interesting buttons having been made by hand. See Barb demonstrate several techniques for making your own handmade buttons, including hand embroidered, covered and woven versions. Find inspira VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/27/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F81X, G 97

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
Meg Cox
Thursday 9/27/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F86X, G102

This is the fun and satisfying next step – the practical application of Meg’s talk on Making Memories: How Quilters Celebrate Life, presented earlier in the day. The workshop is appropriate even if you don’t call yourself a quilter, or weren’t able to hear the talk (but VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/27/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F87X, G103
No more discarding newly made clothes because of poor fit! Learn the elements of fit and pattern alteration that will enable you to become a better sewer and fitter, including how to choose the right size pattern, necessary amounts of ease, three different methods of alteration, how to combine them VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/27/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106

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
Heather Kojan
Thursday 9/27/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F91X, G107

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

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 9/27/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F92X, G108
Using Debby's KISS Method (Keep It Small & Simple), discover how liberating free-motion machine quilting can be. Discuss appropriate threads, various batting choices and basting your layers, then use your time for lots of PRACTICE. Play with doodles, swirls, curves and other simple shapes, as VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 9/27/18
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F88, G104

One of the most outstanding features of Cynthia’s finished garments is her flawless zipper insertion. No puckers of course, but also no lumps or bumps at the tab end, and beautifully finished facings -- without bulk or distortion of the neck edge or waistline. How does she do it? Get you VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Rae Cumbie
Friday 9/28/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X

Zippers are one of our favorite fashion elements, and should be included in the clothes you design and sew. Get definitive with your process, as you see Rae insert lapped, invisible, exposed and fly front zippers in a sampler-style class. Explore what supports them and which machine accessory VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 9/28/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H118X

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
Pam Damour
Friday 9/28/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

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
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 9/28/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H122X

Make a beautiful pillow in class, personalized with the addition of a special picture in the center – a special person, memorable moment or favorite pet. Finish construction with a back zipper closure -- all done in the machine embroidery hoop. And … the design you use in class goe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 9/28/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
Don’t you just wish you had something to help organize the inside of your purse or tote? We’re all pretty tired of digging around in the bottom, feeling around for what we need, aren’t we? And then there’s the problem of re-organizing each time you switch from your carry-it-a VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Friday 9/28/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140
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
Betty Mitchell
Friday 9/28/18
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...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/28/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142

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...

Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/28/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

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

Jim Suzio
Friday 9/28/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

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...

Angela Wolf
Friday 9/28/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

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...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/28/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

A jacket is a perfect cover-up, so Kathy learned how to make them in as little as 3 hours -- AND with the finished look of classic tailoring, using her “quik” sew techniques and fusibles. Learn what you can do on the inside to make the outside of your jackets smooth, balanced and perk VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Friday 9/28/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H119

Fleece is everywhere you look: catalogs, websites and store racks. And you should be filing your closet with these easy to sew projects. Jackets and pullovers can be sewn in an evening, hats, mittens and other accessories in even less time if you know the basics for sewing with fleece. Let Pattie VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 9/28/18
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H120, J136

Your sleeve is properly fitted, stitched and ready for finishing. Learn all about trimming and grading the amscye seam, where, when, why and how to use a heading, how to attach a shoulder pad (and why you may want to, even if it’s very thin) and more, as you take the final steps in achiev VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/28/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

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...

Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/28/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

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...

Heather Kojan
Friday 9/28/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

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

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Angela Wolf
Friday 9/28/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/28/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J133

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...

Meg Cox
Friday 9/28/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J134
Meg Cox’s lecture on hidden online quilt treasures is a breezy and practical look at surprising resources to inspire quilters. This isn’t just a list of links, but a travelogue of sorts, sharing secrets to navigating the very best online collections. Did you know you can browse the ent VIEW MORE...
Jill McCloy
Friday 9/28/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J135
Find inspiration and explore a wide range of artful, fun techniques as you take a tour of Jill's many and varied samples. Discover the difference between wall hangings, small quilts and minis (did you know there is a difference?). Your questions are welcome, and you will receive a two page handout VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 9/28/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J138X

Make an adorable baby gift and learn a few things in the process! Add an adorable corner teddy bear applique to a warm and snuggly piece of polar fleece and finish with a waffley edge. Embroidery in the hoop makes the applique fast, easy and fool-proof. The machine stitched finish adds the perfe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 9/28/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K150X

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

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Friday 9/28/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K151X

Expand your creative horizons when you learn new applications and effects using Tsukineko inks. This studio course will cover basic Tsukineko ink application as well as advanced techniques that utilize textured fabrics, stenciling, and collaging. Gain hands-on experience with a number of techniqu VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 9/28/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K153X
Learn how stitches can enhance hems, necklines, garment edges and even your craft and quilt projects when paired with the correct needles and some imagination. Barb’s passion for using a variety of needle styles in conjunction with built-in stitches has enhanced her work over and over again. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 9/28/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K156X, L172

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

Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/28/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
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...
Connie Spurlock
Friday 9/28/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

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

Jim Suzio
Friday 9/28/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147

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...

Meg Cox
Friday 9/28/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148
Whether you take photos of your quilts for social media, documentation purposes or to get into quilt shows, a few simple tips can garner huge gains. Journalist Meg Cox has taken photos for quilt magazines and she shares what she learned from professional photographers and prize winning quilters. S VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Friday 9/28/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K149
Wrapping your arms around the science of darts leads to the need for some artistry, too. Darts simply improve the fit of EVERYTHING! Learn about three different dart shapes and which body parts need each. See how to stitch them correctly, to eliminate those little ‘dimples’ at the poin VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 9/28/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

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
Mary Kerr
Friday 9/28/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Blue Jean Baby pillows are recycling at its finest! Bring 3-4 pair of worn jeans and a button front denim shirt to class, and get started on this trio of fast and fun denim pillows. You’ll learn how to manage the thickest seams, create pleasing arrangements of jean details, a bit about pi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 9/28/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Hexagons branch out into double stars with this easy-to-piece block with NO y-seams! No kidding! You’ll create a block with the illusion of intricate piecing and the bonus of a large space in the center to showcase an awesome motif. All patches are cut with a 60 degree ruler, assembly is VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/28/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY

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
Jill McCloy
Friday 9/28/18
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
K158, L174, M190, N206X, P222

Learn more about using a serger, including how to get creative with a variety of threads, and have some fun creating a custom garment. You’ll leave with a flattering, easy-to-wear jacket. Finished. You’ll probably wear it out of class!

The Kennewick Jacket you will mak VIEW MORE...

Cynthia Guffey
Friday 9/28/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

Think all that print on the back of a pattern envelope is just about how many yards your project will take? Guess again! Explore all the valuable information that exists, and discover how to use it to best advantage. Yardages, yes, but much, much more, and it’s all free (until you decide VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Friday 9/28/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

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

Jim Suzio
Friday 9/28/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

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...

Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/28/18
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L164, M180

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

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/28/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165

Learn how to pick a pattern that suits your shape best, make it fit YOU and then add your own personal styling detail changes. Construction skills include darts, sleeves, facings zippers, lining and hems.

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/28/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L166XY

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
Diane Gloystein
Friday 9/28/18
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L167, M188

This is a project to delight gardeners and nature lovers alike -- and stitchers and painters, too. Learn to create a magnificent, realistic coneflower -- green thumb or not! We’ll play with a brand new paint form that is so easy and vibrant; it makes even the most beginning art gardener lo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Angela Wolf
Friday 9/28/18
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L169, M185

Embellishing denim with embroidery is a major fashion detail, still a hot trend. Why not upcycle a pair of jeans from your closet! Bring your jeans, jean jacket, or shirt and create your fashion look in class. Angela shares tips for design placement, stabilizing and more, even how to choose a VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/28/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

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...

Nick Coman
Friday 9/28/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

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

Connie Spurlock
Friday 9/28/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

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

Rae Cumbie
Friday 9/28/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181
Are your fashion knit creations effortless to wear, or do they stretch awkwardly in some places and ride up in others? Take a look at several fitting tricks to help make your knits look and feel comfortable every single day. VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Friday 9/28/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M183
An easy alternative to the traditional turned and topstitched finish, the bias binding is quick and easy to do and adds color and texture to almost any jacket. Simplify linings and make reversible jackets a snap! Pattern selection, binding and mitering techniques will be discussed. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/28/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N193X, P209

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...

Mary Kerr
Friday 9/28/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213

This workshop for professional quilters or anyone interested in making a mark in the quilting field allows you to see how to develop yourself professionally. From personal experience and research with her contemporaries in the field, Mary brings a wealth of practical advice about the day-to-day VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 9/28/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N198X, P214

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

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 9/28/18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N199XX

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

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 9/28/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217

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
Betty Mitchell
Friday 9/28/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218

Every time Betty looks through a catalog for inspiration, she finds she's attracted to garments with scallop detail. And what better way to make uniform scallops on your own garments (and other projects) than with a ruler designed just for that! Join the fun as you construct a notebook of sampl VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Friday 9/28/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N203X, P219

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

Hands on Workshop
Melissa Marie Collins
Friday 9/28/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N204X, P220

This class is a way to use the cotton art fabric we love and create a one-size-fits-most tunic to wear with jeans, leggings and boots! Perfectly on-trend, this easy-to-wear, simple-to-make piece is the perfect project to complete in an evening. Melissa Marie Collins designed this concept and we VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 9/28/18
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N200, P216

Cynthia favors button closures in her blouses, shirts and jackets. But she isn’t so fond of the standard buttonhole design or construction. What she uses – and enjoys most -- are bulk-free, almost invisible buttonholes, constructed as part of the seam. She calls them “slot bu VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Teacher
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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 9/29/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X

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

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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 9/29/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230X

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
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 9/29/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247
Luscious ribbons of all sizes and colors are folded and stitched in a variety of ways that transform them into beautiful flowers, buds and leaves. Kathy introduces these simple techniques along with how to hold your hands and fingers while twisting, flipping, rotating, or folding the ribbons. Lear VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Angela Wolf
Saturday 9/29/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q233X

Embellishing with machine embroidery is a fantastic technique for designing your own fabric. Learn to embroider on the most delicate of sheer fabrics, including chiffon and tulle. Experience a variety of materials as you learn to choose the most appropriate stabilizers, threads and designs for e VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 9/29/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

This skill builder class is focused on the most versatile building block in a quilter's bag of tricks. Explore a dozen ways to make half square triangles, learn the math behind it, and play with a collection of tools to help make them more quickly and accurately. Includes foundation piecing, tem VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 9/29/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

Make a Lone Star Quilt in a day! No need to tediously cut out templates when you can simply rotary cut and strip piece for accuracy with NO y-seams. This is a wonderful BIG block (29”) that makes a great wall or child’s quilt (40” with borders). Bring your own VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Saturday 9/29/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

Discover useful, quick quilt techniques you will use time and again in your quilt practice while making this fun quilt depicting Farm Life. Look closely, there are many motifs and construction methods contained in this one, fanciful, incredible quilt design. Learn easy short-cuts for making mult VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Saturday 9/29/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

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...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 9/29/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254
Spend your morning at the serger and gain a clear understanding of how sergers work. Learn a sequential tension formula that works with all types of thread on all sergers, so you’re never stuck. As you stitch, you’ll learn some of Kathy’s most used techniques, including a popular VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 9/29/18
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...

Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 9/29/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

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...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 9/29/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

Love the look of that elegant, bygone era? Explore some of the ways you can add sophisticated touches to today’s fashion forward looks, particularly when you have an embroidery machine. Learn what to look for when selecting designs so they not only embellish a garment, but finish the hem as VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Saturday 9/29/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229
There’s a very good reason machine embroidered applique is such a favorite with embroiderers. In fact, there are many reasons, including the ability to work creatively with not only thread, but with fabric, too, as you create your design. With limitless options, it’s also one of the mo VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 9/29/18
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232, R248

For those who have sewn for some time, preparing a collar for the neck edge of a garment is one of the top three critical stages in clothing construction. Learn how to do it without guesswork, as Cynthia brings prepared samples for you to use in class, as you learn about stitching convex to conc VIEW MORE...

Nick Coman
Saturday 9/29/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

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

Angela Wolf
Saturday 9/29/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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...

Rae Cumbie
Saturday 9/29/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R243X
Knit garments are essential to any modern wardrobe, but how do you get started… and how do you finish? Explore the range of construction techniques for seams, necklines, sleeves and hems. As Rae demonstrates various techniques, she provides the where/how/why for each. Get a feel for several d VIEW MORE...
Barb Callahan
Saturday 9/29/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244

Bags of all sizes and shapes are quick, easy projects, and offer great opportunity for embellishment to make them special. Discover dozens of ideas for embellishing your own favorite bag designs, including the use of fabric flowers, decorative stitches and a variety of fabrics, including vintage VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Saturday 9/29/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
What is the biggest difference between fitting a skirt and fitting pants? The crotch curve, of course! And getting the crotch shaped correctly is the difference between a good fit and a not-so-good fit. See a jaw-dropping comparison of all the major pattern companies’ "C" curves and size varia VIEW MORE...
Pam Damour
Saturday 9/29/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R246

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

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Saturday 9/29/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R249X

Become a paper piecing prodigy in just 90 minutes when you get your hands busy! Sometimes confusing in the abstract, this is the perfect piecing method when you’re after the sharpest, most accurate points you’ve ever imagined, regardless of angle or number. Discover the secrets and VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 9/29/18
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S260X

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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257

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...

Connie Palmer
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

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

Connie Spurlock
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

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

Lorraine Henry
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261

Have you ever sewn a garment only to throw it away because of the fit? Mistaken conceptions about fitting abound – some because of incomplete information, others because we don’t start with the correct size pattern. Lorraine will explore what to look for and how to analyze what you s VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S262, T278

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...

Registration Full
Pattie Otto
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S263

Scuba, Ponte de Roma, Leggero, ITY and more! The new knits are fabulous and oh so popular -- but they also have their own construction challenges. Easily handle these specialty knits as you see how to work with different stretch ratios and weights, and how they relate to your garment’s need VIEW MORE...

Barb Callahan
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S264
Explore how a dozen different jackets can emerge when a single pattern is the starting point. Using imagination, artistry, sewing knowledge and constant improvisation, Barb shares small, easy pattern changes, each of which can become the beginning of a new look. See modifications to the lapel, colla VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

Hexagons are (still) hot! Grab your favorite jelly roll and some background fabric to sew up this modern hexagon beauty. No Y seams - all straight sewing. This works up fast so you'll have a quilt top in no time! Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.
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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

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

Hands on Workshop
Darlene Guillory
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

What appears to be a beautifully embellished clutch unfolds to reveal a surprise ..... a beautifully embellished shopping tote! Have fun with decorative stitches, specialty threads and couching as you learn to choose colors, motifs and place them for an artful accessory. You’ll convert it VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X
Using Debby's KISS Method (Keep It Small & Simple), discover how liberating free-motion machine quilting can be. Discuss appropriate threads, various batting choices and basting your layers, then use your time for lots of PRACTICE. Play with doodles, swirls, curves and other simple shapes, as VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 9/29/18
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
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 9/29/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X

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...

Angela Wolf
Saturday 9/29/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273

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...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 9/29/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274

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...

Rae Cumbie
Saturday 9/29/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

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

Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 9/29/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276

We all love a lined garment, and may even understand the process for creating and installing one – mostly. Where questions still come up are at the “tricky” parts – the intersection of hem and facing on a jacket front, the vent in a sleeve or skirt, when pleats are involv VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 9/29/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277

Join Kathy as she shares her original techniques for stitching darts, zippers and pockets. We all have five curvy sections on our bodies: bust, tummy, seat, maybe thighs and top arm. We all have different “cup” sizes in these areas and the standard pattern is designed for a B cup. VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 9/29/18
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T279X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 9/29/18
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T280X

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

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


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

       
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