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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 7/19/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1X

Do you love those really gorgeous fabric landscapes? If you’re gathering the creative strength to create your own, this is your lucky day! Having created landscapes for more than 20 years, Cindy has amassed a collection of helpful tips for every step of the process, starting with a discuss VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 7/19/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X

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

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 7/19/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 7X

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

Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 7/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

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

Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Thursday 7/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

In a class designed to take you through the basics of machine embroidery and beyond, begin at the beginning, as you explore the effects stabilizers, hooping techniques, needles and threads will have on your embroidery projects. As you discover the keys to successful embroidery, you’ll find VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Thursday 7/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Explore the many ways to bind your quilts and other projects as you create a series of samples in class. Discussion includes when to use straight grain vs bias binding and how to cut both with ease and accuracy; adding miters at all angles; creating two-color binding, adding flanges, piping and fa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 7/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
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
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 7/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Mary Kerr
Thursday 7/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

This fast-paced workshop teaches a quick and easy way to showcase a treasured handkerchief and keep memories alive. Create a quilted pillow using your own special handkerchief, threadwork and a recycled shirt. You’ll learn to work with vintage textiles, up-cyled garments and … a bit VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 7/19/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30

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

Deb Canham
Thursday 7/19/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

Well, yes, they do! Today’s sergers have some of the best accessories and attachments imaginable, expanding their practical uses even as they make your serging easier. Check out what they are, how to use them and what they can do to help you create more professional-looking, decorative, f VIEW MORE...

Heather Kojan
Thursday 7/19/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3

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

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Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 7/19/18
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5, B21

A perfectly fitted pants pattern can become the most valuable tool in your studio, for once the curves are correctly shaped, the resulting sloper can be used to create any style of pant at all. From conservative business basics to flowing, sheer evening pants, from skinny ankle pants to full, pl VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 7/19/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B17X

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...

Connie Palmer
Thursday 7/19/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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

Alicia Welcher
Thursday 7/19/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

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

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 7/19/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X

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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Jill McCloy
Thursday 7/19/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B22
Find inspiration and explore a wide range of artful, fun techniques as you take a tour of Jill's many and varied samples. Discover the difference between wall hangings, small quilts and minis (did you know there is a difference?). Your questions are welcome, and you will receive a two page handout VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 7/19/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B23X

Learn to use all the tools in your sewing toolbox! See how Barb’s passion for using wing needles, double needles and even universal needles allows her creativity at the sewing machine to flourish. Make samples of the best of her artful and easy embellishment techniques, combining just the VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 7/19/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C34X

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

Barb Callahan
Thursday 7/19/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C36X

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

Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Thursday 7/19/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C38X
If you can color on paper, you can color on fabric to create exactly the right color, texture or print for your projects - all washable -- from bold graphics to subtle batiks and more. You’ll create a series of samples illustrating a variety of techniques for your own reference and inspirati VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 7/19/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

Learn about tools and notions used in 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 – they help you to move swiftly and surely through all your pattern work. Whether you& VIEW MORE...

Mary Kerr
Thursday 7/19/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C35, D51XY

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

Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 7/19/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37

If you’ve modified a sweatshirt (because who doesn’t love a nice, soft, warm, toss-on jacket?), but see opportunity for a better finished garment, here’s your chance. See every step leading to a fabulous finish as Cindy takes a plain sweatshirt and readies it for creating a jack VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 7/19/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 7/19/18
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
C40, D56, E72, F88X, G104

Discover some of your most helpful machine accessory feet in a ‘foot on’ experience as you piece, applique, add texture and embellish this wonderful sampler quilt, then begin to add quilting stitches. Your process will truly become easier, faster, less stressful and more accurate when VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Thursday 7/19/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

Betty really never makes the same design twice, although she uses the same basic pattern many, many times. Get your hands on the knit as you create a notebook of samples, including treatments for necklines, curved and straight hems, lower side slits for movement, cuffs and a collection of decorat VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill Seitchek
Thursday 7/19/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

Using the Large Squared Square tool from Studio 180 Designs, learn to make great blocks the easiest way possible. As you create your first block in class, you’ll explore the additional techniques of Stacked Squares and Birds of Paradise. This workshop is designed for maximum learning and VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 7/19/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

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

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Deb Canham
Thursday 7/19/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

Learn to use a serger – or use a serger more confidently – in this “for Rookies” workshop. You’ll make a fun knit cardigan in the process, as you learn about basic serger functions, how to start and end seams, working with knits on a serger and construction tips inc VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 7/19/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 7/19/18
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C46, D62, E78

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

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 7/19/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

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

Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 7/19/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
Start sorting out your sleeve issues! Discuss how to analyze sleeve patterns, including how to adjust the pattern piece to create the proper apex for the cap – the key element in creating a comfortable sleeve. Once achieved, this will help maintain the shape and stability of your sleeve, too. VIEW MORE...
Meg Cox
Thursday 7/19/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D52XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 7/19/18
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D53, E69
Luscious ribbons of all sizes and colors are folded and stitched in a variety of ways that transform them into beautiful flowers, buds and leaves. Kathy introduces these simple techniques along with how to hold your hands and fingers while twisting, flipping, rotating, or folding the ribbons. Lear VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 7/19/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D54XY

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...

Pam Damour
Thursday 7/19/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

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

Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 7/19/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
Your sleeve is properly fitted and ready for installation. Learn about pre-pressing the sleeve cap before insertion, why you cannot press a pucker out once it’s there, all about trimming the amscye seam, where, when, why and how to use a heading, how to attach a shoulder pad (and why you may VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 7/19/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F83X, G 99

Discover why draping is the secret to truly fit the body, and develop basic draping and patternmaking skills with hands on experience. Create a draped bodice (back and front), using a standard dress form, then turn the resulting muslin into a pattern using garment industry techniques. The resul VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Meg Cox
Thursday 7/19/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F84X, G100

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 7/19/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105

Well she’s done it again: created an innovative and attractive sweatshirt conversion, just in time for the cooler weather ahead. Choose a cream or black sweatshirt in sizes Small all the way up to 5X, then begin having fun. Learn to create a dramatic lapel effect, featuring beautiful cut VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Chris Dolinar
Thursday 7/19/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F92X, G108

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

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 7/19/18
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F85, G101

A perfectly fitted pants pattern can become the most valuable tool in your studio, for once the curves are correctly shaped, the resulting sloper can be used to create any style of pant at all. From conservative business basics to flowing, sheer evening pants, from skinny ankle pants to full, pl VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 7/20/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X

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

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 7/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

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

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 7/20/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H119X

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

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 7/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 7/20/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H121X

So….you have little bags for everything, but you still have to open them to see the contents, right? Not anymore, when you start making these handy zipper bags with clear panels -- all created in the embroidery hoop! You’ll make two during class. Learn to work with clear plastic, se VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Linda Pumphrey
Friday 7/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
Love a pallet of just red and white? Capture some of the drama for yourself as you make a stunning Four-Leaf Clover pillow sham in class. Taken directly from her popular new book, Red & White Quilting: An Iconic Tradition in 40 Blocks, the block is fun and simple to make, with very gra VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 7/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

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

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 7/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

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...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Mary Kerr
Friday 7/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 7/20/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142

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...

Connie Spurlock
Friday 7/20/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

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 you will lov VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Friday 7/20/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

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...

Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 7/20/18
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H115, J131

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

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 7/20/18
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H117, J133

A perfectly fitted pants pattern can become the most valuable tool in your studio, for once the curves are correctly shaped, the resulting sloper can be used to create any style of pant at all. From conservative business basics to flowing, sheer evening pants, from skinny ankle pants to full, pl VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 7/20/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J129X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a form instead of on your own body. 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 pape VIEW MORE...

Meg Cox
Friday 7/20/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130
Meg Cox’s lecture on hidden online quilt treasures is a breezy and practical look at surprising resources to inspire quilters. This isn’t just a list of links, but a travelogue of sorts, sharing secrets to navigating the very best online collections. Did you know you can browse the ent VIEW MORE...
Alicia Welcher
Friday 7/20/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

Feel like you’re missing out on something? Like knowing how to hoop things that just don’t look hoop-able? Those days are over, as Alicia shares easy ways to tame those seemingly impossible items and get them under your embroidery needle without a struggle. As with all her courses, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 7/20/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J135X
Learn how stitches can enhance hems, necklines, garment edges and even your craft and quilt projects when paired with the correct needles and some imagination. Barb’s passion for using a variety of needle styles in conjunction with built-in stitches has enhanced her work over and over again. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 7/20/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J137X
Make this darling hat using ever-popular polar fleece while learning to work with the latest in embroidery innovation…glitter fabric. Assemble the hat and then embroider the sweet 3D Cutie face – sure to make you smile! You may not stop at making just one … you’ll have so VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Friday 7/20/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K149X

Complete a modern version of the classic cathedral window quilt block using Paintstiks®, stamps and fusible-backed shapes arranged on a background fabric. No experience necessary, just bring your sense of adventure! Explore and learn a no-fail, easy to assemble technique that requires no sew VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

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...

Meg Cox
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
Whether you take photos of your quilts for social media, documentation purposes or to get into quilt shows, a few simple tips can garner huge gains. Journalist Meg Cox has taken photos for quilt magazines and she shares what she learned from professional photographers and prize winning quilters. S VIEW MORE...
Mary Kerr
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147

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

Rhonda Pierce
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148
Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle really important before it breaks? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. Get the low-down about how this li VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

A lovely bag from an expert on making bags, this one is just the right size, with enough polish and curves to become a favorite. Cleverly designed inside and out, it offers a chance to create a 3-dimensional embroidery and to learn a few of the most-used techniques in bag-making (and much of our VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

What are we talking about? Simply one of the most versatile and dynamic special touches you can add to your projects for visual depth or quiet elegance. Nearly any shape will work, but curves are the most fun, as you’ll be working with spaghetti bias in all cases … bright prints or VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

What is it that makes machine embroidered applique so popular? Versatility, creativity, projects with textural interest? All of that and more! Explore the options, get a handle on basic principles and create some beautiful embroidered applique in the hoop as you do. Use the machine’s sk VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
K154, L170, M186, N202X, P218

Whether you’ve said it out loud meaning you need a big gift in a short time, or you simply need to spend the day at your machine and have something concrete at the end, you’ll love this fast and easy approach to making a great quilt top. And … you will actually make your top i VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Deb Canham
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K155, L171, M187

Learn to use a serger, discover why it’s such an asset in your sewing room and create a wonderful kimono robe in the process. Using a gorgeous, contemporary print from Kaffe Fasset, you’ll explore the proper seam sequence and pick up a collection of helpful tips to use with all your VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

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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Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY

Hexagons are (still) hot! Grab your favorite jelly roll and some background fabric to sew up this modern hexagon beauty. No Y seams - all straight sewing. This works up fast so you'll have a quilt top in no time! Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.
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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 7/20/18
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K158, L174, M190

The infinite inspiration Itajime Shibori provides is fully explored in this enjoyable and rewarding class. Each of the designs pictured begins with the same fold, and varies only with the template selection and location. The fun is in the unfolding! Order your complete kit directly from C VIEW MORE...

Mary Kerr
Friday 7/20/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

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

Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 7/20/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

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...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 7/20/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

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

Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Friday 7/20/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L164XY

The beauty of vintage buttons never ceases to capture our attention, and no better way to wear a collection than on your wrist, where you can admire it all day long! Discover how to choose, combine and position a group of vintage buttons, circa 1920 - 1960, to create a dynamic and very wearable VIEW MORE...

Cynthia Guffey
Friday 7/20/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165
A comfortable, flattering collar is a simple combination of directional sewing, proper grainline and fit. Explore each of these areas by starting with fit, where you’ll see how to check for proper fit and make adjustments to the paper pattern, including how to “petite” a neckline VIEW MORE...
Betty Mitchell
Friday 7/20/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

Arrive with questions, leave with an understanding of how sergers actually work, and you’ll find them even easier to use with confidence. Betty’s years of serger experience allow her to share how she avoids issues before they occur, diagnose issues that crop up, and sort out what&rsq VIEW MORE...

Linda Pumphrey
Friday 7/20/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
Confused by all the options in the world of quilt batting? This robust and lighthearted lecture will update your batting lingo during a discussion of batting types, where to use them, and why one type is not the answer for every project. Each batting has a purpose, and as you explore fiber, process VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Friday 7/20/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181

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

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 7/20/18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N196XX

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

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 7/20/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N198X, P212

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

Hands on Workshop
Melissa Marie Collins
Friday 7/20/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N205X, P221

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

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 7/20/18
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N197, P213

Everything you do while you are creating a garment is influenced by the grain of the fabric, from laying out your pattern pieces and making your very first stitches, to the last stitch of the hem. With a handful of swatches in hand, cut a variety of pattern shapes and learn how to confidently ide VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 7/21/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225X

Learn the fundamentals of draping pants as you watch Joe drape several styles of pants on a full body form. Styles include cigarette, trouser and palazzo. Leave class with the tools and knowledge to begin draping your own pants at home.

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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 7/21/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X

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

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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 7/21/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

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

Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Saturday 7/21/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230X
Complete an amazing design in class while learning about paintstik rubbings, as you create texture using stamps. Extend your design options with an easy-to-assemble fusible web appliqué technique, invaluable to use for arranging shapes on a base fabric. You’ll enjoy the use of your i VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 7/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

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

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Saturday 7/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

The 7-hole cord foot and the braiding foot are both forms of couching feet that complement each other but act very differently. Playing with a variety of threads, fibers, fabrics and trims, create samples of more than a dozen different techniques both practical and decorative. The techniques wil VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Saturday 7/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

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

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 7/21/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q234X
Appropriate for clothing, quilts and home décor projects when a special tailored or frilly touch is needed, any or all of these details can be executed without stress to you … or your machine. Explore techniques for easily creating precise pleats, adding ruffles (with and without a ru VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Deb Canham
Saturday 7/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

If you love leggings (especially the soft ones from the brand that starts with “L”), why not learn to make them for yourself? They’re fun, fast and easy to make…on a serger! In the process, you’ll discover why sergers are the perfect machine for sewing knits, lear VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 7/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

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

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Saturday 7/21/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

Get those tee shirts out of the box and into a quilt -- the fast way! Using your pre-cut 2 or 3-inch fabric strips and a collection of memory-filled tee shirts, create your unique quilt top in very little time. Best part: little or no math needed! Complete several blocks to complete the first VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Saturday 7/21/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

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

Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 7/21/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227
See scores of new and exciting ways to add a little (or a lot of) embellishment to your creative life! From what’s new in the embroidery world to new iron-on glitter fabric and 3D techniques for ‘jump off the surface’ surprises, you’ll find inspiration and how-to for adding VIEW MORE...
Rhonda Pierce
Saturday 7/21/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle really important before it breaks? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. Get the low-down about how this li VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Saturday 7/21/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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...

Pam Damour
Saturday 7/21/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243
If you’re not running around with them, but you are still cutting with the same pair of scissors you had in high school, if your seam ripper is from junior high home-ec class, or if you’re feeling a bit out of the sewing tools loop, it’s time to see what the newest products are, ho VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 7/21/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R244X

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...

Kathy McMakin
Saturday 7/21/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
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...
Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 7/21/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R246
Explore the basic process for measuring and altering patterns for upper body garments: blouses, tops, jackets and dresses. See exactly how to take accurate measurements for both front and back bodices, and how and where they relate to the pattern dimensions. Includes how to choose the correct pa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 7/21/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R250X
Seams are not just the basic structure holding a garment together. They can also add subtle texture or create a bold decorative statement. Discover a collection of seams as you add to your creative options: Barb's short-cut method for Hong Kong seams for a classic, decorative touch to the inside o VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 7/21/18
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S261X

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

Linda Pumphrey
Saturday 7/21/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
Confused by all the options in the world of quilt batting? This robust and lighthearted lecture will update your batting lingo during a discussion of batting types, where to use them, and why one type is not the answer for every project. Each batting has a purpose, and as you explore fiber, process VIEW MORE...
Jill McCloy
Saturday 7/21/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

Class has been designed for those of you who have ideas but aren't sure where to go from there, and for those simply seeking inspiration. You'll get input on how/where Jill finds her own ideas to help you get started. It could be as simple as a piece of fabric that you love or the graphics on a VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 7/21/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260

“I just don’t have enough hours in the day!” How many times have you said this when talking about your project backlog? When you adopt Cheryl’s best time and project management tips, you’ll find more time to do what you love. Make time for your sewing as you learn VIEW MORE...

Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 7/21/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S262
Explore the basic process for measuring and altering patterns for pants and skirts. Learn how to define and measure waistline, hipline, upper hip and more, and discover the importance of measuring the front and back separately. Discover how to determine your best pattern size from measurements and VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 7/21/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

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

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 7/21/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

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

Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 7/21/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Saturday 7/21/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X
Explore the many ways to bind your quilts and other projects as you create a series of samples in class. Discussion includes when to use straight grain vs bias binding and how to cut both with ease and accuracy; adding miters at all angles; creating two-color binding, adding flanges, piping and fa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 7/21/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Saturday 7/21/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

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

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 7/21/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X

A pineapple quilt made of pineapple blocks? Yes! We'll achieve pineapple perfection using a “magic” specialty ruler, simple quarter inch seams and deliberate color assignment for a visual twist on this fun favorite. Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.  VIEW MORE...

Deb Canham
Saturday 7/21/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273

Sergers seem to have been invented for sewing with knits! Take a logical walk through Deb’s list of tips and techniques for sure-fire success at home, as you learn about fitting, neckband and hemming techniques, decorative finishes, bands and binders. You’ll find you love to create y VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Saturday 7/21/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274
There’s a very good reason machine embroidered applique is such a favorite with embroiderers. In fact, there are many reasons, including the ability to work creatively with not only thread, but with fabric, too, as you create your design. With limitless options, it’s also one of the mo VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 7/21/18
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T275X

Cindy’s been asked so many times … “How did you make that shirt?” Now’s your chance to make one of your own! Cindy has created a class to share her well-practiced techniques – you supply the t-shirt, Cindy supplies everything else. Learn to create the resi VIEW MORE...

Barb Callahan
Saturday 7/21/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276
Explore how a dozen different jackets can emerge when a single pattern is the starting point. Using imagination, artistry, sewing knowledge and constant improvisation, Barb shares small, easy pattern changes, each of which can become the beginning of a new look. See modifications to the lapel, colla VIEW MORE...
Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 7/21/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T278
Sewing patterns are filled with symbols, abbreviations and charts which deliver a wealth of information. Get a thorough explanation of the terminology on the back of a pattern envelope, including the standard measurement chart vs the pattern measurements vs an individual's measurements; explore th VIEW MORE...
 
Monday, July 23, 2018
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli and Nick Coman
Monday 7/23/18
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Fashion Draping and Design Retreat: July 23-26 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center

 

Maybe you love to sew clothing but can’t find the patterns that fit your taste or lifestyle. Or maybe you have a collection of id VIEW MORE...

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


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