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Thursday
10:30
 
Help is on the Way!
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu
11:15 Making Your Embroidery Machine Sew Happy!
John Deer of Adorable Ideas
1:00
The Difference a Dart Makes
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45 Pressing Tools are Making a Come Back
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
2:30
Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
3:15
Take the Stress out of Seamstress
Nancy Cook of FitNice

Friday
10:30
 
Machine Quilting with Tools
Dusty Farrell of Country Stitchin'
11:15
Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
1:00 Making Your Embroidery Machine Sew Happy!
John Deer of Adorable Ideas
1:45 Designing with the Scan-N-Cut 2
Barbara Jones – Brother National Educator
2:30 The Difference a Dart Makes
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:15
Pain-Free Sewing and Quilting
Heather Bowdey of Sew-Ergo Advantage
 
Saturday
11:15 Designing with the Scan-N-Cut 2
Barbara Jones – Brother National Educator
1:00
Puttin' on the Glitz!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45 Machine Quilting with Tools
Dusty Farrell of Country Stitchin'
2:30 Scarves and More: Your Neck's Best Friends
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
 
Designing with the Scan-N-Cut 2
Barbara Jones – Brother National Educator
Sewing, quilting and applique just go easier with the Scan-N-Cut 2. Scan virtually anything or use built in designs or quilt patterns. Learn about all the creative features and uses of the Scan-N-Cut 2 machine.

Help is on the Way!
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu
We have many new and unknown notions to help us make our projects better than ever. Come to see all the help that is available to you in the form of notions, and have some fun too!

Machine Quilting with Tools
Dusty Farrell of Country Stitchin'
Dusty will explain how to use templates with not only a longarm but a sit down or domestic sewing machine. The use of templates for quilting is a great place for everyone but especially those who are not the most artistic.

Making Your Embroidery Machine Sew Happy!
John Deer of Adorable Ideas
I’m sure you’ve heard these phrases before…you are what you eat…garbage in garbage out? These phases make as much sense with embroidery as they do in life! A “happy” embroidery machine purrs like a kitten when you feed it a good design. It can also growl like a dog if you feed it a poorly digitized design. Every embroiderer will want to attend this 30 minute presentation that will explain what makes a design good or bad. Giving you recipes for avoiding frustration and the ability to quickly identify if it’s you, your machine, or simply a bad design!

Pain-Free Sewing and Quilting
Heather Bowdey of Sew-Ergo Advantage
Sewing and quilting is often quite painful unless the equipment is set up to give the user comfortable posture and ease of vision. Tips given on what features to look for in a chair or stool and use with tables or cabinets plus how to benefit from using various tilt-able products manufactured by Sew-Ergo Advantage.

Pressing Tools are Making a Come Back
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
Do you quilt, sew, embroider, craft or all of the above? Make your projects look sharper and double the overall look value to all that hard work you’ve put into creating them. See how pressing differs from ironing. Learn the difference between soft and hard pressing and the choices you have available. Your projects and garments will look professional – it’s all in the tools.

Puttin' On the Glitz!

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Make your projects shimmer by using the new products available…but you’re just not sure how? What about Angelina for appliqué fabric? Mylar® for embroidery? What about the new Angelina Film? How do you use it? Can you wash it and dry it? What kind of embroidery designs work with it and are there other things that you can use for more types of sparkle? You’ll see the latest in new jackets, tote bags, quilt in the hoop projects and pillows that all sparkle and shine. Join Cindy for great ideas to sparkle up your embroideries and create projects that shimmer.

Scarves and More: Your Neck’s Best Friends
Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions
Scarves, ties, jewelry – they all fit around your neck! These are all great accessories and it’s time to pay them some well needed attention. See this lively demonstration on how to tie scarves, and choose styles and colors that will flatter your face and figure. We’ll even look at some fun tie knots men can use too! Neckware – we got you covered.

Springboards to Creativity
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Tired of making the same old quilts? Ready to move beyond the traditional or at least jazz them up but not sure how to get started? Are you stuck and can’t get past “quilt artist block”? Join Marty as she shares examples of innovative quilts and products that offer springboards to creativity. Discover how ordinary items can be just the spark you may need to get the creative juices flowing.

Take the Stress out of Seamstress
Nancy Cook of FitNice

Take the stress out and put the excitement and creativity back in! You will see creative touches such as machine and serger embellishments, embroidery designs and fun with machine needles. Easy to use notions and all the tricks of GLUING! You won’t believe how this way of sewing simplifies your life. TWO PATTERNS = an entire WARDROBE! Don’t have time to sew – YOU WILL NOW.

The Difference a Dart Makes
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
Not happy with your fit? It may be the lack of or the wrong shape of a dart. Learn some of the mistakes that were unintentionally created by old pattern alteration techniques and how to correct them. See how to add a dart for a better fit. Flat fabric on rounded bodies creates dart equivalent folds somewhere! Let’s turn those folds into form fitting clothes!