Lakeland, FL

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Monday, March 13, 2017
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Ellen Osten
Monday 3/13/17
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm   Oh, my! It’s simply wonderful! Hone your artistic instincts as you stretch your machine skills to a new level, and learn to transform what begins as an artful piece of fabric (Backyard Nature Study: Among the Twigs from Frond De VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Judy Kessinger and Joe Vecchiarelli
Monday 3/13/17
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm   Creating Your ‘Body Double’, A Draped Bodice and The Perfect Pant   Design on a dress form and fit with a flat pattern? Or fit on a dress form and design on tissue patterns? Is one method better than t VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Monday 3/13/17
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm      Small fitting ‘tweaks’ can take an average garment and elevate it to one with superior comfort and style – the one you’d like to wear every single day. Working in small increments and with VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin, Alicia Welcher, Connie Palmer
Monday 3/13/17
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday 4:00pm – Thursday 11:30am   Great news! There’s a new way to become a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher! In light of today’s busy schedules, The Perfect Mix curriculum is being offered for the very first time as The Perfect Mix Licensing VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Katie Bartz
Monday 3/13/17
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm  Join Katie Bartz, our resident “packaging engineer” for a retreat so full of sewing and embroidery techniques and helpful hints you’ll be ready to go home and make it all – all over again! Katie’s reputat VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 3/16/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22
Take a fresh and modern approach to the ancient art of Itajime Shibori. Learn the basic folds and dye methods to create an infinite number of bold and graphic patterns. Explore the use of acrylic shaped resist templates and the concepts of light and dark fiber reactive dye. Order your comple VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/16/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

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

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Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 3/16/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Never cut appliqué shapes by hand again! Join us as we use an electronic cutter to cut all our appliqué shapes (no more tedious trimming in the hoop) for this cute appliqué bib and burp cloth set! Learn the nuances of “in the hoop” appliqué embroidery, with VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/16/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
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...
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Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 3/16/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

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

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Hands on Workshop
Marty Moon
Thursday 3/16/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A13X

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

 

 

 

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Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Thursday 3/16/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30
Learn to construct three of the quilt world’s most loved motifs: the four patch block, half-square triangle block and flying geese. You’ll assemble them to make a table topper -- with borders and binding too! Complete your project by the end of class; the basic techniques you’ll VIEW MORE...
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Deb Canham
Thursday 3/16/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1
Love all those beautiful, tempting threads? Guess what? You can use them – all those luscious, heavier decorative threads -- on your serger! See where, why and how-to in this comprehensive presentation. Explore various stitches and projects in which they’ve been used as you gather us VIEW MORE...
Meg Healy
Thursday 3/16/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2
The great advantage of digital patterns is of course immediate access to begin your project, 24/7, no trips to the store or waiting for delivery. Learn all about working with digital sewing patterns, from printing to assembly to making modifications before cutting. Meg will walk through the steps VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Thursday 3/16/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3
This class is all about the fun techniques you can create with embroidery. Explore the steps involved in creating a host of different in-the-hoop effects: appliqué, reverse appliqué and cutwork, fringe embroidery, 3D embroidery, embroidery with mylar, free-standing lace and much, much VIEW MORE...
Laura Murray
Thursday 3/16/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4
Follow Laura’s personal artistic journey, marked by a sense of humor and a desire to keep moving -- one step beyond where she’s already been. Find motivation for your own creative process as Laura shares a retrospective of her award winning quilts, and what she learned from each. Her b VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/16/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

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

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/16/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7, B23
This first of a two-part series explores and resolves fitting the front bust. As Cynthia measures each student in class, you’ll see how to locate the bust point and learn which adjustments to your pattern best accommodate your own curves. Fitting the front bustline properly allows a boxy jacke VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/16/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

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...

Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/16/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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

Katie Bartz
Thursday 3/16/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B19X
With dozens of thread options and nearly as many needle choices, how do we choose? Investigate the anatomy of needles and threads to understand how they work, and how they work together to create beautiful embroidery. Discover why minuscule changes to a needle’s anatomy create opportunities VIEW MORE...
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/16/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20
Learn to install zippers in all types of projects easily and accurately. You'll never avoid a project again because it has a zipper! Your confidence will grow as Pam shares the best, most fool-proof ways to install zippers in pillows, bags and garments first time, every time. Bonus: looking for VIEW MORE...
Judy Kessinger
Thursday 3/16/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21
Did you quit sewing for yourself? Do you have issues with getting garments to FIT? The Fit Doctor is ready for class and will cover the most common issues and how to fix them. The prognosis: your garments will come alive and compliment your body instead of just covering it. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/16/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B29X

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

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/16/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C33X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form.  Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper patte VIEW MORE...

Judy Kessinger
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
Take the smiles out of your pants—they belong on your beautiful face! Learn how to measure yourself and to create a pattern that only fits you. Judy shows you how to eliminate major and make final tweaks so the finished garment is comfortable. Then, see how to transfer all that back to your VIEW MORE...
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35
For years we’ve created Australian Windowpanes by sewing machine, and today we take another step forward. See just how easy it is to create the same beautiful organza windowpanes on an embroidery machine! Once you learn this technique, you may never want to go back to the old way again, but VIEW MORE...
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36
Darts can be the starting point for creating a new look or they can be the saving grace for fitting curves. Or both! This single fitting instrument is actually also a versatile, shape-shifting design opportunity, offering creative options and asking only for accuracy in return. Learn to stitch and VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37

Need a trip to the pattern alteration doctor? Learn for yourself some of the "healing arts" and eliminate that sense of panic that you feel with a new pattern and no idea where to start. You know which parts are in need of attention … could be the back, could be the front, could be arms VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY
Hand applique is quiet, relaxing and very portable. Let Helene show you how to create beautiful hand appliqué using the latest in turned edge technology. Working with one of her original designs, you’ll explore the ins and outs for creating beautiful fabric turned edges, then move on VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY
English Paper Piecing is a great take-along hand piecing project, perfect for making traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden (GFG) blocks – and more! Discover simple diamonds, which, when combined with the hexagons, offer exciting possibilities for altogether new blocks adding a creative dime VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
Oh, the joys of knits! We love to wear them, surround our babies in them…. and yet the very properties we adore can create questions when it comes to embroidering on them. Find answers as you discuss different knits and their embroidery personalities, from tee-shirts to baby blankets and be VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
C41, F89X, G105, D57XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Katie Bartz
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

When the project is small, you want it to be just perfect – and this one is. With its whimsical design, this slightly oversized pincushion is the perfect home for all your sewing and quilting pins, with a hidden compartment for your hand-sewing needles. It’s a perfect little stash-bu VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY
Experience easy ways to achieve a collection of wonderful fine sewing details – the very techniques that elevate a garment and make it truly special. Classically romantic, your hands-on experiences will include decorative bias on sleeves and neck edges, pin stitching, puffing, piping, placket VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Diane Tomlinson
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

Discover the tricks for piecing beautiful diamond and triangle unit patchwork! Work with rulers from Fons and Porter® (the Diamond and 60 degree triangle) with Diane’s guidance, and you’ll pick up dozens of tips and tricks for making your own creations. Diane will share many idea VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Janet Platt
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY
Make a beautiful pillowcase – but not just any beautiful pillowcase. This one evokes another time with its mid-century look of homemade rick rack and prairie points. Pretty fabric coordinates lend a unique charm to the case, perfect for your own or a guest bed. Learn to utilize a variety of VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Thursday 3/16/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C46, D62XY
“What's inside?” will be the first question asked as friends and family examine the best ever trivet and matching coaster. Begin with Nancy's center block design, which showcases theme fabric. Your project is created using the fabric wrapped clothesline technique – fun, easy an VIEW MORE...
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/16/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49
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...
Meg Healy
Thursday 3/16/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
Discover how to create your own personal skirt sloper – the basic pattern for a skirt that fits your own measurements precisely. Learn to properly measure the figure, and how to use rulers, pattern paper and simple math to create your own basic skirt pattern. This pattern is the template us VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Thursday 3/16/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
A happy embroidery machine purrs like a kitten when you feed it a good design, so why does it sometimes growl like an angry dog? John explores the differences between designs, and helps define what makes a design good or bad. Discover how to quickly identify any possible problems and determine if VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/16/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52

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

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/16/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53

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

Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 3/16/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
The options are infinite! Explore cutting a variety of media, including various types of vinyl, fabric and paper. See how to create and cut rhinestone designs, and how to get even more creative when you take your cutting options to the next level, combining elements for one-of-a-kind designs. VIEW MORE...
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/16/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
Eliminate uncomfortable fit and unsightly drag lines as you increase movement in a jacket or blouse by stitching a properly fitted armhole. Learn to diagnose armhole issues and how to make necessary changes to your pattern which affect neither the look of the cap nor the comfortable fit of the sleev VIEW MORE...
Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/16/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
Start by talking about the math behind all the squares, rectangles, triangles and wedges. Follow that with an introduction to a simple way to dip your toes into a bit of improv quilting. Finish up with a discussion about Fibonacci - a 12th century mathematician who should have been a quilter! VIEW MORE...
Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/16/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68

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

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/16/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69

The key element in achieving a good fit is working from a proper set of measurements, particularly if you are sewing for yourself. Surprisingly, there are actually many more critical measurements than the four listed on most pattern envelopes. Discover how to separate your back from your front VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
John Deer
Thursday 3/16/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F81X, G 97
Yes, you read the title correctly! This is a hands-on digitizing workshop geared not only to those who are considering digitizing, but also to those who have been digitizing for years. The class is all about the initial foundation of theory John learned from his Schiffli mentor more than 33 years VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/16/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F82X, G 98

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/16/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104
Join us for an evening of sheer pleasure while creating something beautiful. We’ll be starting with a plain sweatshirt, then use a collection of wonderful embellishment techniques to complete it. With black as your base and one of Cindy’s gorgeous kits to add the color, use fresh and si VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Diane Tomlinson
Thursday 3/16/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106
Seen in the Fall 2014 issue of Fons and Porter’s Quilting Quickly, this impressive quilt is constructed using 72 - 10 inch squares. Imagine making it in your favorite color pallet – the choice is entirely yours! You can use batik VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
June Colburn
Thursday 3/16/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F92X, G108

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

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/16/17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F93XX
Adapt folding ideas from the Japanese art of Origami to making a bag. Create yours using two different quilting cottons and two gathered fabric flowers, each embellished with one of Barb’s vintage buttons. The finished bag features a single main compartment and several outside pockets. Your VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/16/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F94X, G110
Carnival is a fun, modern twist on a traditional Dresden quilt. Start by building a paneled background. Follow that with some fussy cutting to take advantage of striped/chevron fabric, and complete your workshop with two different applique techniques in this fun and productive workshop.  VIEW MORE...
Richard Bloedow
Thursday 3/16/17
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
F85
Explore differences between sticky and heat applied vinyl, the applications and methods along with the setting for both HTV and sticky vinyl. Learn the basics of selecting and using a heat press and get a chance to test a heat press and heat applied vinyl in class. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Thursday 3/16/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F86, G102

Joyce’s enthusiasm for color exploration is infectious. Throughout her techniques­ oriented workshop, explore methods to transform plain yardage into one-­of-­a-­kind fabric, appropriate for use in any project – from traditional quilts to art quilts to innovative wearables. Experimen VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/16/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F87, G103
This is the second of the two-part series exploring and resolving bustline fitting issues. This time, looking exclusively at the back across the underarm, Cynthia will measure each student in class and evaluate needed  fitting adjustments. Results: comfortable fit, hemline parallel to the floo VIEW MORE...
 
Friday, March 17, 2017
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/17/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H113X
The way the garment lays on the body is important and darts are the key to a balanced fit. They provide style and shape for the garment. Adjustments to the darts are a must to get the great fit you desire. Explore how to increase, decrease and even reshape the darts to make the fashions you crea VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Friday 3/17/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H114X, J130
Spend some quality time adding the sparkle to your world as you experience the brilliance of digital cutters. You’ll get your hands on a trio of bling-y raw materials as you add rhinestones and glitter vinyl to your custom tee-shirt, and embellish a fun pillow with metallic foil.

&n VIEW MORE...

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Katie Bartz
Friday 3/17/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H115X
Yikes! It stretches! It’s too fragile! It’s too thick! No it’s not! Dive right into Katie’s easy hooping techniques, where the personality of your fabric becomes almost irrelevant. Learn how to approach stabilizing your designs as you see how to effectively, easily and VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Friday 3/17/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H118X

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/17/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
We’re just like our grandmothers…we love to make quilt tops, but the quilting…not so much. Many of us own wonderful embroidery machines and we love to piece and embroider. But quilting our projects? Well, Cindy says “yes, of course!” Discover just how it all works VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 3/17/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
Make this stunning modern quilt using the Quick Curve Ruler. Easy curves, precise trimming and clever fabric placement make this one of the most popular quilt patterns on the market. Now’s the time to make one yourself! 

Bring your own fabric; see supply list for details VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/17/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

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

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 3/17/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
Work with pre-cut strips to create this amazing two-color quilt using a simple acrylic template. Choose ANY COLOR! You’ll strip piece, then cut into wedges and stitch some more. If you’ve wanted to know how to set ANY block on point, this is the class, with the bonus of using two-color VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Diane Tomlinson
Friday 3/17/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141
Explore how to create this quilt in a larger scale for ease of learning, and put a modern twist on a traditional beauty. Cutting is easy with the Fons and Porter Pickle Dish templates you’ll receive in class. Master curved piecing and straight of grain while working on techniques to make you VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 3/17/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142
The classic Attic Window design is a fun and easy pattern with extraordinary visual dimension. That it lends itself to so many variations is a bonus! Not only will you discover how easy this design is to construct, but also how quickly it comes together. An added bonus will be the appliqu&ea VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/17/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

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

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/17/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117
Sewing and fitting technologies have made major advancements since the ‘good old days’, and it’s time for you to update your own fitting methods, too. As Lorraine shares some of the older methods and their unintended consequences, she’ll help you understand the benefits of t VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 3/17/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H119, J135
Geoffrey Beene said (more or less) “I’m going to stitch this beautifully by machine, no matter how much hand-basting I have to do to get there!” Explore a collection of Cynthia’s most-used stitches, and discover their hidden charms and valuable benefits in this hands-on exper VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Friday 3/17/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H124, J140
Zentangle is still a sensation, and a favorite inspiration in the free-motion world. Join Eric for a fun-filled journey as he mixes free motion quilting with the amazing black and white lines of Zentangle® designs. The free motion tips he shares will help your stitching technique and confidence VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Friday 3/17/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

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...

Meg Healy
Friday 3/17/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131
Love the look, love the comfort and feel ready to make some of your own yoga and workout wear? Started with the yoga pant, this growing wardrobe category now includes all sorts of clothing appropriate for the gym and beyond. Learn the basics of making these versatile pieces! See how to convert &lsq VIEW MORE...
Barb Callahan
Friday 3/17/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

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

Pam Damour
Friday 3/17/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X
Rulers and templates make so many of our sewing projects “sew” much easier. Learn how to use several of Pam's favorite sewing rulers and templates in this jam-packed session, including the new Sew Steady rulers for quilting on a home machine, and instantly see how to make your sewing li VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Friday 3/17/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J134X
Join the coloring trend for adults, and enjoy the benefits of adding texture and color to fabric while improving well-being at the same time. Learn how to create the fabric of your dreams, from bold graphics, subtle batiks and more in this fun, fast-moving overview of Paintstik techniques. No artis VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/17/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form.  Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper patte VIEW MORE...

Judy Kessinger
Friday 3/17/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K146X
Have you ever finished your project, stepped back and said to yourself, “It’s missing something”? This is the class where you see just how to add that elusive “something”, as Judy takes you from SIMPLE to SIMPLY AMAZING. Find ideas and learn how to add those quick and VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/17/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K154X
Get first-hand experience as you learn about combining dimensional embroidery with other embroidery designs for best effect. You’ll create an adorable linen tissue box cover as you benefit from Alicia’s embroidery tips for certain success. Learn a bit about cutwork in creating the open VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Friday 3/17/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147
We all know it’s important to love what you do… so why not make money doing it? It’s simple… the more money you make… the more toys you can buy! This class will cover all the basics: choosing the right machine, setting up shop, where to buy and what to sell, how muc VIEW MORE...
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 3/17/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148
Skirts and pants can become more comfortable as we move when the correct waistline treatment is used. Learn about straight waistbands and which body type they suit particularly well; contour waistbands, facings and shaped yokes, each of which can fit, feel and act for maximum comfort and style wit VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/17/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K149

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 3/17/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY
Master the art of mixing a 24-step color gradation using just 3 packets of dye! You’ll cover the basics of hand dyeing fabric and learn to take the color wheel beyond primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Create your own collection of 24 fat quarters (6 yards!) of high quality, hand dyed fa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 3/17/17
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
K151, N203X, P219, L167XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Katie Bartz
Friday 3/17/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K152, L168, M184
It’s called the Bazillion Bag because … once you make one, you’ll want to make ... a bazillion more! A great project for both very experienced and beginning machine embroidery students, this versatile ‘boxed’ bag is the perfect organizer for men, women and children. VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/17/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
“Little French Bonnet” is loved the world over and is possibly our most well attended class at Martha Pullen. This sweet bonnet is the perfect project for those who have never done any heirloom sewing, those who need a refresher course or those who want a handmade, precious baby gift. T VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 3/17/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY
Get hands-on experience with beautiful details as you learn to create pleated ruffles, rickrack "look alike", double scallops and more in this valuable workshop. You’ll create a notebook of samples to go with your how-to instructions, so you can refer to it over and over again. These versati VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 3/17/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY
Make this traditional Baby Blocks quilt the easy way, with NO set-in seams! All rotary cut patches, both diamonds and triangles, which means no fussing with templates. Pieced in vertical rows, it’s an easy and quick way to a small baby sized project (36” x 38”), and is easily adap VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 3/17/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY
You have completed your quilt top, now what? How about quilting it with your walking foot? If you’re not confident with free-motion, the walking foot is a great way to go. Get your hands on this ‘magic’ machine accessory as you learn all about the many quilting designs you can e VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 3/17/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K158, L174XY
Learn a variety of different techniques to create your own unique modern log cabin quilt blocks. The blocks are improvised, working with guidelines used to achieve certain looks. The log cabin block is one of the most versatile of all quilt blocks, allowing the creator to fool the eye, direct the e VIEW MORE...
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Diane Tomlinson
Friday 3/17/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161
Inside the Fons & Porter office exists a quilt maker’s paradise – new tools, tried-and-true tools, notions, templates, rulers and more … and everyone has a chance to use them. Learn about Diane’s (and other staff members’) favorites – the ‘must haves&r VIEW MORE...
Nancy Sapin
Friday 3/17/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

Water soluble stabilizers can be useful is so many different ways! Explore a variety of applications, including free-motion quilting, 3-D applique, machine embroidery, paper piecing, making designer scarves and much, much more. Learn the "ins and outs" of proper storage, printing on a stabilize VIEW MORE...

Meg Healy
Friday 3/17/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
The great advantage of digital patterns is of course immediate access to begin your project, 24/7, no trips to the store or waiting for delivery. Learn all about working with digital sewing patterns, from printing to assembly to making modifications before cutting. Meg will walk through the steps VIEW MORE...
June Colburn
Friday 3/17/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

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

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/17/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165
Go beyond measurements and get to the heart of pant fitting. The shape and angle of the crotch curve make huge differences in the fit. Some butts are flat, some are curvy and each requires its own cut. Learn to make and use a template of your shape to help determine the changes needed on your pa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/17/17
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L170XY
Shadow work is a time-honored sewing and hand embroidery technique, which lends soft color and dimension to all types of projects. Let Alicia show you how easy it is to translate this technique to an embroidery machine, as you quickly create this beautiful linen pillow cover in class.

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Libby Ashcraft
Friday 3/17/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
Take the mystery out of tracing and importing images into your digital cutter’s software! Cover a wide range of images, representing the spectrum of what’s possible. Pick up helpful tips and truly useful hints for maximizing your success with a variety of image types. VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/17/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
Because the steps are the opposite of what you traditionally do in sewing, some feel like they can’t conquer paper piecing. That’s simply a myth! Easy steps and a little instruction allow anyone to experience not only paper piecing success, but paper piecing joy! Skeptics welcome (and yo VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Friday 3/17/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179
Being an artist or computer geek is not a prerequisite for digitizing. All you need is a bit of time and the right teacher! Digitizing software may have changed over the years but the theory and properties of stitch types has remained constant. By starting with a simple foundation anyone can learn a VIEW MORE...
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 3/17/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180
We all see triangles, circles and squares on our pattern pieces. What’s the difference? How important are they? Learn your way around these printed matchpoints and discover how they’ll help streamline your sewing. Then …. learn about the matchpoints you don’t see, which a VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/17/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181
You’ll love how easy it is to "body fit" your fabric and sew with knits – even if you’ve sewn knits before! Learn pattern sizing, how to handle different stretch factors, plus marking, cutting, seaming and setting in sleeves. Learn to strengthen and stabilize seam and hemlines, and VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/17/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N193X, P209

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

Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Friday 3/17/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N194X, P210
Have fun with paper! Discover just how much you can make with paper as you explore the world of scanning, printing and cutting. You’ll learn invaluable techniques, pick up ideas to carry you through the year and enjoy a hands-on, practical experience as you make fun gift stickers, 3D rolled VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 3/17/17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N195XX

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

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/17/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N199X, P215
Learn the skills that will enable you to become a better sewer and fitter. No more discarding newly made clothes because of poor fit! Learn from a master "sergeant" the essential elements of pattern alteration including necessary amounts of ease, the three different methods of alterations, how to co VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Marty Moon
Friday 3/17/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N205X, P221
Enjoy the serendipity of a project involving a mystery or two, fabric exchanges and working on a ‘need to know’ basis – all the while having big fun as you create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Relax and give in to the process. You’ll receive a bag containing 20 WOF strips and, thr VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Friday 3/17/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N198, P214

Join Joyce as she leads you on a whimsical journey through unique ways to use inks and stencils. You will be using brilliant colors of Tsukineko Inks and a variety of TSC Designs stencils in this creative hands-on workshop. The color blending and shading methods shared during class will allow you VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, March 18, 2017
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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 3/18/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225X
Grandma used her hands to crochet tiny, perfect rows of beautiful edgings…if you love the look, now’s your chance to learn how to make them using today’s machines! This wonderful how-to class explores and defines how to create sweet crocheted edges using your machine’s dec VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/18/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X
Explore a series of techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love to wear. Learn Kathy's steps for copying sleeves, darts, seams and gathers, for a whole new wardrobe -- inspired by already favorite looks. You’ll discover how to add facings, seam allo VIEW MORE...
Marty Moon
Saturday 3/18/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230X

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

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/18/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

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
Barbara Moore
Saturday 3/18/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
Get a solid machine embroidery foundation in a class designed to take you through the basics of in-the-hoop embroidery and prepare you for more advanced techniques. Learn the essential keys to all successful embroidery, from stabilizers and hooping techniques to needles and threads, and discover ho VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/18/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
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
Libby Ashcraft
Saturday 3/18/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
Never cut appliqué shapes by hand again! Join us as we use an electronic cutter to cut all our appliqué shapes (no more tedious trimming in the hoop) for this cute appliqué bib and burp cloth set! Learn the nuances of “in the hoop” appliqué embroidery, with VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Darlene Guillory
Saturday 3/18/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251
Use this handy bag to carry your cash, keys, or credit cards. One side has a clear pocket for your name badge, passport, or cell phone; the reverse side shows off pretty machine decorative stitches. Both sides have a bright zipper for easy access to the pockets, making it the perfect accessory for VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 3/18/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
Using Debby's KISS Method (Keep It Small & Simple), discover how liberating free-motion machine quilting can be. Discuss appropriate threads, various batting choices and basting your layers, then use your time for lots of PRACTICE. Play with doodles, swirls, curves and other simple shapes, as VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 3/18/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

Ready to learn to sew curves? We'll do it the easy way with the Quick Curve Ruler. Gentle curves and over-sized piecing makes for a stunning quilt that’s easy to put together. Final trimming yields precise sizes, and keeps your construction stress-free and fast. Bring you VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Saturday 3/18/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254

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

Registration Full
Deb Canham
Saturday 3/18/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226
Explore just how much your serger can do for you, and how creative you can become … way beyond finishing ordinary seams! See a collection of fun projects you can make, including how-to tips and all the best methods for serger success. Trunk show includes garments, gifts, home décor i VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Saturday 3/18/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227
Regardless of the machine brand you own, the end results should always be the same… beautiful stitches creating soft embroidery! Getting consistent results begins with a firm grasp of the basics. Explore hooping basics, choosing the right stabilizer, selecting appropriate needles and thread, VIEW MORE...
Nancy Sapin
Saturday 3/18/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228
See clothesline projects galore.......explore Nancy's journey from creating wrapped clothesline bowls and hats, to designing square-center based trivets, coasters, purses, boxes and much, much more. Don't miss this awesome trunk show as Nancy explains her secrets and how different Sulky products so VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/18/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

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...

Meg Healy
Saturday 3/18/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
Discover how to create your own personal skirt sloper – the basic pattern for a skirt that fits your own measurements precisely. Learn to properly measure the figure, and how to use rulers, pattern paper and simple math to create your own basic skirt pattern. This pattern is the template us VIEW MORE...
Katie Bartz
Saturday 3/18/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R243X
Take your embroidery up a notch, adding special effects to go from ordinary to extraordinary. Explore all facets of free-standing lace, free-motion embroidery, 3-D embroidery, the pairing of embroidery with garments and with beading and more, as you share Katie’s favorite how-to hints and mor VIEW MORE...
Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 3/18/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244
Look at and discuss a wide range of pockets, including sewn-on patch pockets with no topstitching and patch pockets with topstitching; side inset pockets (the ones that show up in the side seams of your pants and skirts) and side angle pockets, including directions for how to adjust the pattern to VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/18/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
As sewists we are clothing architects, and use many of the same tools as building architects. We have blueprints (patterns) and guidelines that if followed, will give us better results in the finished structure. Learn the order and relationship between measurements that will provide the best fit for VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Saturday 3/18/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R246X
Design amazing quilt blocks along with Laura, without sewing a single stitch, using her newest curved square stamp set, Paintstiks and fusible web. While you’re having fun, you’ll be actively learning how to use Paintstiks, incorporating a unique layered fusible applique technique and, VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/18/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S257X
It has happened to all of us. Our bodies change over time but the patterns you bought stay the same. What can you do about that? Make the manikin the same as your current body and then it is easy to change the pattern. Where to change the pattern and how to change it are all part of this Hollywood-s VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/18/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S264X
For years, we’ve created Australian Windowpanes with our sewing machines. Now you can experience first-hand just how easy it is to create the same beautiful organza windowpanes on an embroidery machine. Once you learn this technique, you may never want to go back to the old way again!
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Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 3/18/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S269X

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

Diane Tomlinson
Saturday 3/18/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
Inside the Fons & Porter office exists a quilt maker’s paradise – new tools, tried-and-true tools, notions, templates, rulers and more … and everyone has a chance to use them. Learn about Diane’s (and other staff members’) favorites – the ‘must haves&r VIEW MORE...
Richard Bloedow
Saturday 3/18/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
Explore differences between sticky and heat applied vinyl, the applications and methods along with the setting for both HTV and sticky vinyl. Learn the basics of selecting and using a heat press and get a chance to test a heat press and heat applied vinyl in class. VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/18/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260
Ever hear the phrase..."easy as A, B, C"? Well fusible applique is in that category...anyone can do it. Learn about the versatility of patterns, choosing the right fusible, tracing your pattern pieces and getting the maximum out of the applique pressing sheet. Learn the trick to perfect satin stit VIEW MORE...
Judy Kessinger
Saturday 3/18/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261
Did you quit sewing for yourself? Do you have issues with getting garments to FIT? The Fit Doctor is ready for class and will cover the most common issues and how to fix them. The prognosis: your garments will come alive and compliment your body instead of just covering it. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Saturday 3/18/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

A mandala is a circular pattern representing the universe and our connection to it. Experience the creativity of ice dyeing using Cindy’s tried-and-true techniques. You will create your own 3 yard collection of unique ice dyed mandalas in this fun and productive session. Order yo VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/18/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
Top treatments are back! Pam’s window treatment workroom has produced every imaginable treatment over the years, and she is here to share what’s on trend. Learn to design and cut your own custom window treatment and have it ready for sewing. You’ll find inspiration books in the VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Soni Grint
Saturday 3/18/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
Discover the fun of basic Seminole patchwork and foundation pieced crazy patchwork in this whimsical little bag for your cell phone. Whether you’re a beginning piecer or a more experienced quiltmaker looking for a quick and satisfying project, you’ll be sure to learn or reinforce essent VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Katie Bartz
Saturday 3/18/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X
One of the most popular embroidery techniques is in-the-hoop applique, which is the first embroidery experience you’ll have as you create your pouch, complete with a ‘window’ of pet screen upon which your applique medallion is placed. It’s an embroidery technique you’ll VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/18/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
If you missed your chance last year to enjoy sewing with the softest of fabrics (Cuddle) and having more fun than you can imagine while doing so, here’s the newest incarnation of Connie’s blanket workshop. Make a baby-sized blanket in class – a perfect gift any time of year &ndash VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 3/18/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

 Ready to try something new? Something fun? Ready to dip your toes in a bit of improv? A bit of wonky? Even if you've never tried improv before (especially if you've never tried it before) this class is right for you! Make a variety of different improv/wonky blocks - each of which could be VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Saturday 3/18/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X
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...
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/18/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
Details always make the difference! From easy tricks for the smallest of garments, to creating perfect collars, added piping, pintucks, folded tucks, puffing, spaghetti bias, rickrack, covered buttons, pearl buttons and other embellishments….. you’ll explore dozens of ways to VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 3/18/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X
Bring a shirt, bring a jacket, bring some jeans…or bring them all and hot fix crystallize them to the moon! We’ll be using templates that allow you to create crystal appliqués and iron on sparkling designs all at once. No more adding one crystal at a time! You’ll receive VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Saturday 3/18/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275
Not everyone wants to learn how to digitize their own designs, but most embroiderers do utilize software to modify the designs they already own. This class will show you how to organize your design library as well as simple design modification techniques, including facts about resizing designs, how VIEW MORE...
Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 3/18/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276
Nothing speaks of quality more than beautiful topstitching detail on a garment. Whether you choose a simple single line of stitching for subtle control and a bit of an accent, or make a dramatic statement with as many as 10 parallel rows of topstitching, there is a formula for achieving a look you&r VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/18/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277
Three styles of waist finishes, three kinds of pockets and two zippers? Kathy gives you all these options and more, using a single pants pattern as her base. See how to make your own tummy tuck jeans or yoga pants, using her ready-to-wear sewing secrets to save time and give you great results. You VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/18/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T280X
Knits can confound even the most seasoned embroiderer from time to time. Alicia has plenty of experience working with a wide range of knits over the years. Join her as she shares her collection of top tips and easy tricks for getting the best embroidery possible on even the stretchiest of knits. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 3/18/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T285X

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

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


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