Raleigh, NC

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 8/1/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X

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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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/1/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

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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Heather Kojan
Thursday 8/1/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21
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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Marty Moon
Thursday 8/1/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6X

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

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/1/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
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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Karen Benke
Thursday 8/1/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
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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Diane Murphy
Thursday 8/1/19
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 mit VIEW MORE...
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RaNae Merrill
Thursday 8/1/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Jump start your free motion quilting with this 3-hour introduction to the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month process. You'll learn how to set up your sewing machine and find your perfect quilting speed. Then, RaNae's unique teaching system and specialized tools will guide you step-by-step through simple VIEW MORE...
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Betty Mitchell
Thursday 8/1/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
Join Betty to create this fun and versatile little bag as you learn just how creative you can be on a serger. Ruffles, cording and two different zipper insertion methods are just a few of the techniques packed in this bag! Once you see how fast, fun and easy it is to make, you will want to make one VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/1/19
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...
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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 8/1/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

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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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/1/19
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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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 8/1/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B18X

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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Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/1/19
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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Donelle McAdams
Thursday 8/1/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X

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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Tammie Gerke
Thursday 8/1/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B22
Tammie loves pockets so much; she even adds them to garment patterns that do not call for them. Pockets can add interest, detail and design to any garment. Learn tips and techniques for sewing perfect pockets every time. You’ll get caught up in Tammie’s enthusiasm for pockets as she shar VIEW MORE...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 8/1/19
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...

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Tammie Gerke
Thursday 8/1/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C36X
Many times, cuffs and collars can have a mind of their own. Some never lay flat, some collars just don't want to stand up the way that they should and washing the garment sometimes makes the issue worse. Many of the issues are not with the way the collar or cuffs are attached, but rather how they a VIEW MORE...
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RaNae Merrill
Thursday 8/1/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C38X, D54
RaNae will be your guide as you learn simple, yet effective techniques to design, yes, design your own original spiral quilt. Start the design process by combining spiral blocks, then explore “seeing between the blocks”, flow forms, and different forms of symmetry. Even if you are not s VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Thursday 8/1/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C42X
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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Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/1/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/1/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

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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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/1/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY
Bellies, boobs, butts and backs: the four main areas of our bodies that give us our "fitting fits!" Since there are 88 different figure variations, this workshop is the beginning of building your own pattern alteration reference file. Working with half-scale practice patterns, learn how to alter for VIEW MORE...
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Heather Kojan
Thursday 8/1/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

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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Barbara Moore
Thursday 8/1/19
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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Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/1/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

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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Diane Murphy
Thursday 8/1/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY
From Pam Damour's newest book, Power Serge, experience a series of functional and beautiful techniques on the serger. Chosen for their popularity and versatility, Pam’s collection includes double piping, pintucks, zipper insertions, ruffles, pleats and more. Plus a trunk show to VIEW MORE...
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Betty Mitchell
Thursday 8/1/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY
Surprise! Discover how awesome your serger is as a piecing and quilting machine! Piecing with the serger is quick, easy and fun to do. Oh, and don’t forget precise too! Take serging and quilting to a whole new level as Betty shares with you all the tips and tricks for success as you piece, qui VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 8/1/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C45, D61, E77

Learn to ombre the easy way, using Cindy’s new ‘drip rig’ in this fun and productive fabric dyeing class. No bending or unpredictable dip dyeing when you follow her fast and easy method for creating value gradations (light to dark) and color blends (yellow into blue). Working in VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/1/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

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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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 8/1/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

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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Kaye Koler
Thursday 8/1/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
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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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/1/19
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D52, E68

Did you know that most geometric smocking designs are made up of just four basic stitches, configured in different ways? The age-old technique of hand-stitching on pleated fabric is appreciated by all, and can be used in so many ways! Smocking is found not only on vintage garments, but is showi VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Thursday 8/1/19
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D58XY
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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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 8/1/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

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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Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/1/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
One of the best garments to show off your sewing skills is the classic dress shirt. However, with its many pieces, details, and top-stitching, it can be frustrating and very intimidating for new-bees as well as seasoned sewers. We'll discuss short cuts and techniques that will not only simplify c VIEW MORE...
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Tammie Gerke
Thursday 8/1/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E70
Zippers are an essential part of many garments whether it is a centered, lapped, or an invisible zipper. If they are not installed properly, they can become the focal point for all the wrong reasons. Learn how to install a variety of zippers with ease and without frustration. Also, discuss adding zi VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/1/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101

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

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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 8/1/19
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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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/1/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F89XX

Arms "eye" (armscye that is!). Some arms are heavier in back, some need more room in front. Standard cap shapes may not be the best fit for every arm. Some arms are short above the elbow, some are long, or from elbow to wrist! Learn how to measure for these differences, and discover some of the m VIEW MORE...

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Friday, August 2, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 8/2/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H115X

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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Jill McCloy
Friday 8/2/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

A pretty stitched and beaded pouch with a bit of swag, a bit of beaded fringe and a favorite ½" decorative button, hangs from a simple twisted cord or beaded twisted cord to hol VIEW MORE...

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Diane Murphy
Friday 8/2/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135
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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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 8/2/19
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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RaNae Merrill
Friday 8/2/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
Continue your fast-track introduction to free motion quilting with teardrops, S-curves and spirals. You will quickly discover that once you are comfortable with these shapes quilting feathers and many other designs will be a breeze! RaNae shares with you just how easy it is to break down any co VIEW MORE...
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Heather Kojan
Friday 8/2/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

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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Betty Mitchell
Friday 8/2/19
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...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/2/19
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...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 8/2/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

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

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Jim Suzio
Friday 8/2/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

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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Alicia Werner
Friday 8/2/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

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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Karen Benke
Friday 8/2/19
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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Tammie Gerke
Friday 8/2/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129
Buttons make the outfit but even with amazing buttons a poorly executed buttonhole will ruin the look. Bound buttonholes can add an additional level of class and sophistication to any garment and can be a fun embellishment as well. In this class you will learn how to make various shapes of buttonhol VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Friday 8/2/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

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

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/2/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

If you want a really nice fit, consider the dart. Darts are fitting tools that allow us to shape flat fabric into garments that fit our curvy bodies. They are there for comfort, making it easier to bend and move; they are there for appearance, eliminating wrinkles and unsightly folds from garment VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 8/2/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J132X

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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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/2/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X

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

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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 8/2/19
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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Donelle McAdams
Friday 8/2/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K149X

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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Betty Mitchell
Friday 8/2/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

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

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Barb Callahan
Friday 8/2/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
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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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 8/2/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147

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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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 8/2/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K148, L164XY

Take your next garment, tote, pillow or quilt to new heights with fabric that’s not entirely flat. Using just a needle and thread, experience the fun and creativity fabric manipulation techniques offer. It’s like magic, really! Discover a range of textured effects, including Canadian VIEW MORE...

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Tammie Gerke
Friday 8/2/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY
Are you a quilter that is curious about the world of garment sewing? Are you already a garment sewer wanting a quick, easy and stylish garment to make? Look no further, this class is for you! Dig into your stash and pull out that amazing cotton batik or treat yourself to a shopping trip for som VIEW MORE...
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Jill McCloy
Friday 8/2/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

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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Heather Kojan
Friday 8/2/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

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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RaNae Merrill
Friday 8/2/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K154, L170, M186
Make a Baravelle spiral quilt that all your friends will say is simply amazing! Learn to draw, color and foundation-piece this special spiral quilt. You'll also learn how to select fabrics by color, value and pattern and pick up techniques for foundation piecing that make it easier than ever. Barave VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/2/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY
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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Nancy Brandt
Friday 8/2/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

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

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Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 8/2/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K157, L173, M189

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

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/2/19
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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Jim Suzio
Friday 8/2/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

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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Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/2/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
She does! When you have no one to help, you learn to fit yourself. The easiest way to do this is through measurements. Learn the art of measuring, the order in which measurements are used that, if followed, will simplify the fitting process. Explore techniques of a master fitter to obtain the ne VIEW MORE...
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Karen Benke
Friday 8/2/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165
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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Rhonda Pierce
Friday 8/2/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L166
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...
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Betty Mitchell
Friday 8/2/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
Facings are a great way to finish garment openings, especially if that opening is asymmetrical or curved. Facings can be used on a shaped waistline for a smooth comfortable fit or even at the hem for a professional finish. Betty has years of garment sewing experience and she's here to share her tips VIEW MORE...
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Jim Suzio
Friday 8/2/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

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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Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 8/2/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N196XX
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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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/2/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213

Learn the fundamentals of draping pants as you work along with Joe to create a basic straight pant using a body form. Includes learning about taking proper measurements, comparing them to the body form, calculating for and drawing the initial pattern from those measurements and then tweaking it VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 8/2/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N199XX
Calling all cosplayers! Working with faux fur can be a challenge but with Cheryl as your guide you will be sewing up a ‘furry’ storm in no time. Learn time tested tips and tricks to tame faux fur and complete these fun animal ears and tail for your next cosplay or costume!
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Marty Moon
Friday 8/2/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217
Experience the thrill of beginning your very first quilt.. or your first new quilt in a while... with the capable guiding hand of an experienced quilter. Log Cabin blocks are the perfect place to begin, or continue your quilt journey, as Marty discusses the importance of cutting and the difference b VIEW MORE...
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Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q228X, R244
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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Donelle McAdams
Saturday 8/3/19
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...

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Marty Moon
Saturday 8/3/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230X

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

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Betty Mitchell
Saturday 8/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247
It's time to “up” your embroidery skills by adding some dimension to your work. Betty will help you “puff up” your appliqué with a trapunto technique and add beautiful multi-layer flowers for additional dimension and texture. The panel created in class can be used as a VIEW MORE...
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Heather Kojan
Saturday 8/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

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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Marsha Kirsch
Saturday 8/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

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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Barb Callahan
Saturday 8/3/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q234X
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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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251
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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Jill McCloy
Saturday 8/3/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
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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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 8/3/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q237X

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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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/3/19
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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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 8/3/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

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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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/3/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

Frustrated with making pants? The back of the pant seems to be the major issue in fit. Wrinkles under the buttocks and diagonal wrinkles from the side hip down to the knee indicate a problem with the cut/shape of the pant back. Accurate pant fitting involves straightforward measurements, of cours VIEW MORE...

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Rhonda Pierce
Saturday 8/3/19
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...
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Connie Palmer
Saturday 8/3/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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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Diane Murphy
Saturday 8/3/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243
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 Diane’s favorites, as you learn a variety of finishing techni VIEW MORE...
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Tammie Gerke
Saturday 8/3/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R246
Linings, for the most part, are unseen. However, a poorly installed lining, whether in a jacket, coat, or skirt, is there for all to see. Tammie will share her tips and tricks for installing lining, so the garment hangs properly and remains unseen, as it should. Then learn how to add lining to garme VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 8/3/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R250X
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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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/3/19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S257X
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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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 8/3/19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S261X

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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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 8/3/19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S269X

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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Heather Kojan
Saturday 8/3/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
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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Kaye Koler
Saturday 8/3/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S260, T276X

Love all the collage quilts, but aren't sure where to begin? Explore artistic and technical considerations as Kaye walks through the process, including discussions about choosing fabric wisely, placement, color considerations and the fusibles and the other materials that have worked best for her VIEW MORE...

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Tammie Gerke
Saturday 8/3/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S262
Set-in sleeves are beautiful and yet, to many, are a challenge. What seems like it should be a relatively simple task turns into a puckery, lopsided nightmare. Tammie will guide you through the process to turn that nightmare into a dream with her tried and true tips and tricks. Before you know it, y VIEW MORE...
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Jim Suzio
Saturday 8/3/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
Well, the day has come when you decide to pass along Grandmother's prized pearls. While you have a plain box to put them in, you want for something "more." What better way than to make one yourself! An "in the hoop" embroidery design that will make that heirloom even more special. Create VIEW MORE...
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Jill McCloy
Saturday 8/3/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

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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Connie Palmer
Saturday 8/3/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

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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Karen Benke
Saturday 8/3/19
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...
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Diane Murphy
Saturday 8/3/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

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 q VIEW MORE...

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Betty Mitchell
Saturday 8/3/19
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...

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Alicia Werner
Saturday 8/3/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273

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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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/3/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

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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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/3/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277

Yes! This is a good thing! Of the three known methods of pattern alternation (Seam, Pivot and Slide, Slash and Spread), the Seam method is the easiest to use: to see what is happening, to execute correctly and to cause no distortions as you make pattern changes exactly where you want them. The ch VIEW MORE...

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Tammie Gerke
Saturday 8/3/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T278
Have you ever fallen in love with a quilt and thought ‘That is just too difficult for me!’? The good news is that those complex quilts are not as complicated as they first appear. Let Tammie walk you through the steps to make the complex simple as you learn how to “read” the VIEW MORE...
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Sunday, August 4, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Sunday 8/4/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDA100

SUNDAY 9:00am - 5:00pm  Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting of your three-dimensional figure. Join expert fitter and designer Joe Vecchiarelli in this day long draping experience, as you work on your own dress form t VIEW MORE...

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


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