Lakeland, FL

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To register for classes:

Go to the Registration Desk at the Expo beginning at 8:00am on Thursday, March 14th.

 

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli with Nick Coman
Wednesday 3/13/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting of your three-dimensional figure. Join expert fitters and VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Wednesday 3/13/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

Learn to ombre the easy way, using Cindy’s new ‘drip rig’ in this fun and productive fabric dyeing class. No VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Wednesday 3/13/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X

From embroidery machine master, Martha Pullen Company's own Alicia Welcher, comes another fabulous sew and embroider extravaganz VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Wednesday 3/13/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB305X, MDB365X
Discover some of your most helpful machine accessory feet in a ‘foot on’ experience as you piece, applique, add texture VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Wednesday 3/13/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB306X, MDB366X

Debby has done it again, with classic blocks made simple and fool-proof. Conquer your fear of curves and points with this no-fail New York Beauty, update VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Wednesday 3/13/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB307X, MDB367X

A brand-new quilt from the master of ‘getting it done’, Karen Benke. This year’s version is another stunning example of what o VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Wednesday 3/13/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB309X, MDB369X

From serger machine master, Martha Pullen Company's own Kathy McMakin, comes another fabulous serger extravaganza. This year, she takes a field trip to VIEW MORE...

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X

Remember those round, textured velvet pillows that were on everyone's sofas back in the day, and are all the rage again now? Guess what? Make one for yourself in miniature, as you learn Cheryl’s easy-to-follow hand smocking technique. You’ll leave with a wonderfully decorative pinc VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5X

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...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Design your own ice-dyed rayon scarf in this fast and fun ice dyeing event. There will be two rayon styles to choose from; an infinity scarf, and a fringed end scarf. Cindy will have several different binders to experiment with, and many colors of dye available, for you to create your one of a ki VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 7X
We love to wear them, we should love to sew with them, too!  In this technique class, you will learn to create smooth, elegant seams, hems without bulk that do not roll, as well as perfect necklines. You’ll soon discover the joys of sewing a knit wardrobe you’ll be proud to wear. VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

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

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Pam Damour
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

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...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

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

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Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

Another skill-builder class for those who like construction options and new setting ideas. Explore five easy ways to make Flying Geese blocks, making 16 to 20 blocks in class. All can be incorporated in this modern quilt interpretation – or your own variation! Bring your ow VIEW MORE...

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Eric Drexler
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

Have fun at the machine as Eric shares just how easy it is to create realistic looking fabric leaves, see-through wings, and thread painted wildflowers. These beautiful little gems, created by using his tried-and-true free motion methods, can be used to add depth and dimension to your projects. P VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
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Betty Mitchell
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30

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

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Marty Moon
Thursday 3/14/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A15X

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

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/14/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

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

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Karen Benke
Thursday 3/14/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3
There are more options for creating great borders than you might think, and that’s especially true if you’ve looked at border fabric, wondering just how to use it to best advantage. Join Karen for an enlightening discussion as she shares how to approach and use border fabrics in reliable VIEW MORE...
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June Colburn
Thursday 3/14/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4
Discover simple but effective principles for creating art-to-wear that suits your lifestyle, each illustrated by a garment. June’s successes over the years (three-time Bernina Fashion Show finalist and Simplicity Pattern designer) provide lessons you don’t expect, as you take a retrospe VIEW MORE...
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Donelle McAdams
Thursday 3/14/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B17X

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

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 3/14/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B18X

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

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/14/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

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

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Carol Steinbrecher
Thursday 3/14/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20

What measurements do I need? How and where do I take them? Is this some kind of art? Does it matter what order I take them in? Where do you need ease? Come, see and learn all about how measurements relate to your flat pattern alterations, how these make your fitting process easier, and how you ca VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/14/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X

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

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Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/14/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B23X
This bag carries everything you need, and you’ll feel great carrying it – giving a worn sweater new life as a pretty felted accessory. Construct your bag with a straight stitch, a few decorative stitches, add an applique flower to the flap and make a wonderful buttonhole, too. The felted VIEW MORE...
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Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/14/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B31
They sound so basic yet open a world of opportunity for your sewing adventures. There are humble basic construction feet that will speed up your sewing while making it more accurate. These same feet can morph into wonderful embellishment technique feet. Then there are feet meant to dazzle and embell VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

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...

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Pam Damour
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

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

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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36

And you thought that the 10-degree ruler was just another piece of acrylic! Think again ~ in addition to table runners, placemats, centerpieces, and Christmas Tree skirts we are piecing 200 pieces of fabric in less than an hour ~ colorful fabric that is ideal for lots of projects from clothing to VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37

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

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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C38, D54, E70

Explore how fun and easy it is to dye plant based yarn and fibers using fiber reactive dyes. You will learn several quick techniques for working with these materials, then choose three projects to color in class. This class is perfect for those who knit, crochet, spin and weave!


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Helene Weber
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY
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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Barbara Moore
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

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

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

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

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Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

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

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

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

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Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

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

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Betty Mitchell
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

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

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C46, D62XY

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

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Carol Steinbrecher
Thursday 3/14/19
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
C47, D63

The easiest flat pattern alterations happen along the seamlines. See how to solve your pattern fitting dilemmas by focusing on where you really need to make the change. Eliminate the side effects of too much or too little in all the wrong places, plus see how to eliminate pattern distortions at t VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/14/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

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...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 3/14/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

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

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Nick Coman
Thursday 3/14/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
With beautiful samples, step-outs and hands-on demonstrations, Nick shares the joy of making a wonderful bias-cut blouse in five different fabrics, for five completely different looks. Discover the best methods for working with georgette, velvet, wool, silk crepe, satin and linen in the process &hel VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/14/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52
When sewists talk about sergers do you feel like you need a translator? Upper loopers…lower loopers… chain loopers…differential feed…five needles….WHAT??? You have got to be kidding! Kathy will start at the VERY BEGINNING, explaining the ins and outs of sergers an VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/14/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53

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...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/14/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

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...

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Alicia Werner
Thursday 3/14/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

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

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Pam Damour
Thursday 3/14/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
Buying your sewing machine is just the tip of the iceberg. Using accessory feet – sometimes included, sometimes available separately – is what really makes the machine (and you) sing.  Discover why and how to use some of Pam’s favorites, as you learn a variety of finishing tec VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/14/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68

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

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Kaye Koler
Thursday 3/14/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69
We often inherit, save or purchase vintage fabrics, linens, and embroideries. Many really show their age, having become weakened or stained from use or while in storage. Get ready to put them to use! Kaye will share her tried and true methods to clean and prepare them so they can find new life (with VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/14/19
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...

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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/14/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104

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...

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Helene Weber
Thursday 3/14/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105

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

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Pam Damour
Thursday 3/14/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106

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

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Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/14/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F95XX
Using buttons you choose from Barb’s vintage collection, a man’s silk necktie and a bit of unusual yarn, create your own wearable art neckpiece in class. Sit and stitch as Barb shares aesthetic considerations and construction tips, the most appropriate hand stitches and lots of ideas for VIEW MORE...
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Friday, March 15, 2019
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Donelle McAdams
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H113X

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

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H114X, J130
Learn a series of new techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love. In this longer-form interactive demonstration, you'll discuss favorite garments of fellow students (maybe yours!), identify the reasons they're so well liked, then decide what to copy and h VIEW MORE...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H115X

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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Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

With a modern approach to this ancient art form, discover the effects of twisting, wrapping and pleating fabric around 3 different sizes of poles to create a stunning collection of 12 different patterns to take home. Explore the concepts of thin and thick fiber reactive dye, and learn to make "d VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H119X
Get your zipper mojo going during this technique class as you learn the easiest ways to install zippers, including the big three: exposed, lapped and centered. Then see how to easily insert zippers into bags as you put the outside, lining and zipper together in a single operation, and explore zipper VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H120X

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

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Jill McCloy
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

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

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Pam Damour
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
This great little bag is fun to wear and easy as pie to make. And of course, if zippers have intimidated you at any point, you will quickly become their master during class. Combine machine quilting techniques with multiple zipper insertions to create three separate compartments in your bag.  T VIEW MORE...
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Helene Weber
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
Discover the freedom of cutting and sewing wavy strips of fabric without pins or snipping of seams. Fast and easy, the secret’s in Helene’s technique for stitching an accurate 1/4 inch seam to create the undulating background for your heron. Once stitching is completed, enjoy the artistr VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140
Start your quilting experience on the right foot --- with Debby’s liberating, beyond-straight-lines, feed-dogs-down process. You’ll enjoy her simple methods for taking your stitches beyond beginners’ meanders and loops. In the dozen years she’s been teaching beginning machine VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

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

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142

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

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Heather Kojan
Friday 3/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H127X, J143
This is a fun, no-sew workshop using fabric to imitate the ancient art of mosaics. Learn to create your block’s image using lots of small, pre-cut pieces of colored fabric, using a technique that was developed specifically to simplify the process. Detailed instructions are yours to keep, incl VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/15/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

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

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Karen Benke
Friday 3/15/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117
Maybe you’ve noticed all the liquids available and recommended for sewing: Best Press, starch, Terial Magic and more. They’re a new class of notion and can deliver better, easier, faster results. Discover exactly what are they used for, why you may need them, and how to get the most from VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/15/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J129X

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...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 3/15/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J131X

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

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Alicia Werner
Friday 3/15/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

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

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Carol Steinbrecher
Friday 3/15/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J133

Wait! What’s a sloper? What do I do with it? Beyond flat pattern alteration comes creative style design. Learn about slopers and how to manipulate them to cr VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 3/15/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J135X
Learn to manage your fleece for a professional and beautiful looking garment. See how to put an end to “frog mouthed” buttonholes, learn to create beautiful and unusual seams, explore hems and edges with an embellished look and how to make pintuck ribbing. The ease of sewing with fleece VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/15/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J136X

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

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Eric Drexler
Friday 3/15/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X
Yes, jump right in! The water is fine outside the box. Join Eric in this fun, fast paced ride through the water soluble world of Sulky Wash-Aways! Begin with some very useful tips and a few of Eric’s favorite tricks, then finish up with unexpected ideas for more inspiration. He always bring VIEW MORE...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 3/15/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K159X

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

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Connie Palmer
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

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

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Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K146, L162XY

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...

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June Colburn
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148
Take an up-close look at two easy-to-wear garments--the haori, an open-fronted, rather formal jacket worn over kimono, and the hippari, a wrap-front multi-length jacket worn by working class people. Learn how each can become a canvas for your creativity. Multiple design options, fabric choices and e VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/15/19
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...

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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K150, L166, M182

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

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Karen Benke
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY
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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Jim Suzio
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY
Make it as a three piece, six-paneled purse suitable for a bridal accent, an any-occasion accessory or part of that Renaissance recreation, depending on the fabrics you choose. The acorn-shaped pattern, detailed accents, edgings, buttonholes (for ribbon closure) and tassel detail are all stitc VIEW MORE...
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Betty Mitchell
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

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

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Nick Coman
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY
This cute cardigan style jacket is just the thing to add to your spring wardrobe. A feminine ‘third layer’ over jeans or leggings, it adds a finished feeling to your day. From the banded collar and raglan sleeves to the hidden inseam pockets (yes, pockets, yay!!), this jacket is easy to VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY
Recreate this vintage Palm block in a 10 inch size without weird templates. Experience the trick in class: it’s paper pieced in ONE section, using an off-center Log Cabin technique. Amazing! Make 8 blocks and learn how to set them on point to create this 42 x 56 inch quilt. Pre-cutting of your VIEW MORE...
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Heather Kojan
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

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

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Jill McCloy
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY
This simple, classic, dropped shoulder kimono with sleeve variations is sure to become a wardrobe favorite. Easy to make and an absolute delight to wear, this fun and flattering soft ‘jacket’ will acquaint you with the rolled edge feature of your serger and help you gain confidence. A wo VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Friday 3/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K158, L174XY
From Pam’s newest book, Power Serge, experience a series of functional and beautiful techniques on the serger. Chosen for their popularity and versatility, Pam’ VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/15/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

Learn about the specialty tools and notions used in the fashion industry for all types of pattern work, and how to use them for better, faster and more accurate results. These are the same tools found in the toolboxes of fashion professionals in NYC and Hollywood – they help you to move sw VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/15/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
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, rick rack, covered buttons, pearl buttons and other embellishments….. you’ll explore dozens of wa VIEW MORE...
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Carol Steinbrecher
Friday 3/15/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

I have nothing to wear! We’ve all said it. ‘Shop your closet’ and get organized so you will be ready for any occasion. Learn simple techniques to create combinations you may have never thought of. Learn what to keep, recycle or donate. See Carol’s fun technique of “C VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/15/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165

Knits can confound even the most seasoned embroiderer from time to time. Alicia has had plenty of experience working with a wide range of knits over the years, and has collected all her favorite, tried and true techniques for you. Join her as she shares her collection of top tips and easy tricks VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/15/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

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

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 3/15/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

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

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Nancy Sapin
Friday 3/15/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180

Explore threads -- types, weights, and uses! Discuss free motion techniques and learn how to decide what to put where. All the tips and tricks Nancy shares will help your projects look professional every time, and her trunk show will inspire everyone, from the very beginner to the most experience VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/15/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181

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

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/15/19
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...

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Marty Moon
Friday 3/15/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N199X, P215

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

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Betty Mitchell
Friday 3/15/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N204X, P220

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...

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Nick Coman
Friday 3/15/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N206X, P222
Geometry, style and simplicity come together for an easy-to-make, easy-to-wear garment. Create this dressy top out of beautiful drapey fabric from two triangles, seamed swiftly and professionally on the serger. It’s perfect for a night on the town…or paired with jeans…or made in VIEW MORE...
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Joyce Teng
Friday 3/15/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N207XX

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

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Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/16/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X

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

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June Colburn
Saturday 3/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246
Develop your artistic eye and creative spirit as you design a Florida-scape! Sun, sand, sea, tropical foliage…even boats, birds, fishes! Learn to "fussy" cut prints and batiks, then layer them effectively. Practice asymmetric design with some helpful tips. Choose your kit to make an 18 x 22- VIEW MORE...
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Helene Weber
Saturday 3/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

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

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Betty Mitchell
Saturday 3/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

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...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

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

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/16/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q234X

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

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

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

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Debby Kratovil
Saturday 3/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

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

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Pam Damour
Saturday 3/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253
We all need at least one great portable sewing kit, and this clamshell design is a great choice. Filled with the spaces and helpful details that make it super-functional, the clamshell shape is perfect for a single-sided zipper insertion. You’ll use other serger techniques, too, including quil VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254
Do you love that vintage look but think you don’t have enough sewing time to complete something so intricate? Well, think again! Heirloom details completed on your serger are fast, fun and easy. Never done heirloom before? Absolutely no worries! Kathy will introduce you to the world of heirl VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/16/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

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

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Alicia Werner
Saturday 3/16/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

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

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Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/16/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228

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...

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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 3/16/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229

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...

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Donelle McAdams
Saturday 3/16/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R241X

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

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Nick Coman
Saturday 3/16/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R242X

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

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Carol Steinbrecher
Saturday 3/16/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

So many patterns, which do you pick? There are so many cute ones! Which ones will really flatter your figure and personality? Does this make my butt look big? What’s my best pant silhouette? How can I lose 10-20 pounds and not exercise or diet? It’s all in knowing your figure shape, p VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Saturday 3/16/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244
We'll start with a brief history of scrap quilts (it may not be what you think!) then discuss ways to tame the scrap beast. We'll finish up with several ideas on how to use up all. the. scraps. VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/16/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X

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

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/16/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R250X

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

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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 3/16/19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S271X

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

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Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257

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...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

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

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

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

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Barb Callahan
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260
You can build any bag you like – in fact you can build a full collection of bags, pouches, clutches and totes when you have all the options at your fingertips. Functional as well as fanciful, Barb’s bags are always full of surprises. Discover new and unusual techniques, including at leas VIEW MORE...
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Nick Coman
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261

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

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Joyce Teng
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

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

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Karen Benke
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
Explore the many ways to bind your quilts and other projects as you create a series of samples in class. Discussion includes when to use straight grain vs bias binding and how to cut both with ease and accuracy; adding miters at all angles; creating two-color binding, adding flanges, piping and fa VIEW MORE...
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Barbara Moore
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
We love to wear knits, most of us love to sew with them, too. But embroider on them? Well, yes, of course! Learn about correct preparation of knits before embroidery, gather tips about stabilizers, designs, hooping techniques and more as you discover, hands-on, how to achieve the perfect machine emb VIEW MORE...
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Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
Use Jill's Dragonfly Moon fabrics to make a beautiful appliqué, beaded and embellished 17 x 31-inch wall hanging. Kit includes pre-cut fabrics and appliqués for top, beads, beading needle and directions—no class time spent measuring or cutting fabrics In class you will do so VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

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

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Heather Kojan
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

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

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Nancy Sapin
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

Learn free-motion stitching when you trace onto Sulky Heat-Away Stabilizer -- it’s an easy way to transfer an outline design to begin your stitching. But before you get to the free-motion, you’ll assemble this skillfully designed (and oh, so handy!) snap travel tray. Learn to add bord VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X

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

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Karen Pharr
Saturday 3/16/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X

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

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/16/19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T273X
No, it’s not a violent act! ‘Stoning’ refers to adding crystals -- Swarovski and glass -- to a garment. Think Dancing with The Stars, Hollywood, Bollywood, costumes for skating competitions, etc. Compare and contrast different types of crystals as you discuss color, appearance, num VIEW MORE...
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Carol Steinbrecher
Saturday 3/16/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

Got a great deal on pants at the local store, but they don’t fit quite right? What bugs you most? Gaping back waist? Hems in jeans? Backside smiles or twisting legs? What can be altered and what can’t? What do the wrinkles tell us? We can’t fix figure variations in RTW clothes t VIEW MORE...

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Nick Coman
Saturday 3/16/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276

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

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/16/19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T277X
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...
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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 3/16/19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T287X

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...

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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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