Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center

10/2/2013 - 10/5/2013

Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-548-5555


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Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Linda V. Taylor
Wednesday 10/2/13
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate Linda V. Taylor’s 20 years as a Longarm Quilter!
Linda V. Taylor is world renowned for her incredible training workshops, and we’re proud to have this award-winning expert join the Expo faculty. When you sign
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Barbara Jones
Wednesday 10/2/13
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Turn your passion for embroidery into a profitable home-based business. Whether in the thinking stage or already stitching for profit, you’ll find solid business strategies, resources and ideas for marketing, pricing, sourcing and more. See how to produce professional quality embroidered cap VIEW MORE...
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Thursday, October 03, 2013
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Teacher
Date/Time
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Marty Moon
Thursday 10/3/13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X
Are you in charge, or are your orphan blocks and parts in charge of your sewing space? Explore the options for using orphan blocks or orphan parts to make new quilts, collages, borders, labels and more. Many examples will be shared in this 90 minute session to help you regain control of your orpha VIEW MORE...
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Laura Murray
Thursday 10/3/13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5X
Create sensational no-sew designs with Paintstiks®, StarBuilder™ stamps and fusible web.  Learn a breakthrough method which puts amazing images within the reach of everyday quilters and sewers as you enjoy the use of Laura’s paints and stamps. Discover simple techniques to bring VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 10/3/13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 8X
Learn to hoop an unusually shaped object while making an awesome gift for a special child (or inner child). Choose from an assortment of cute animals. Use Mylar/Angelina Film for the machine embroidery appliqué to add just a little sparkle. The animals are specially designed for machine emb VIEW MORE...
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Darlene Guillory
Thursday 10/3/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

If you’re happier with organized piecing, but want a Crazy Patch look, try this!  Using one simple fabric shape – a wedge – you’ll have no fussing about what to do next and minimal fabric waste, no templates needed.& VIEW MORE...

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Hope Yoder
Thursday 10/3/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
Embroider a freestanding quilted trapunto block with delicate micro stippling as you experience Hope’s special techniques for achieving high dimension and texture. It’s just right to be used as a coaster for your favorite beverage. Then it’s the Hot Mama Hoop Pad -- prett VIEW MORE...
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Jean Ann Wright
Thursday 10/3/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
Have you ever doodled on a scrap of paper? If so, you can easily master free-hand machine quilting also known as 'fabri-doodling'. Learn the secrets of the experts as you use the sewing machine and play with doodle stitching on fabric. It’s as easy as that! With a few tips for preparation and VIEW MORE...
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Dusty Farrell
Thursday 10/3/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29
Explore great designs that can be used edge to edge or made smaller an awesome background fill. Learn to make simple motifs into an incredible allover design, how to use feathers in the mix, too. You’ll spend time drawing and stitching designs in class, and may be surprised by the end at jus VIEW MORE...
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Sarah Veblen
Thursday 10/3/13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1
T-shirts are a staple in most women’s wardrobes, but there’s no need for them to be plain or boring. Sharing neckline treatments to hem and sleeve details, Sarah shows you more than twenty ways to make your t-shirts interesting to look at and fun to wear. Lots of ideas and inspiration, VIEW MORE...
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Louise Cutting
Thursday 10/3/13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2
Learn the professional way to construct a garment’s details, section by section. They’ll tell the story when it comes to sewing fashion, and a fool-proof system for doing so can easily be yours. Discover how to sew each part -- the best-looking collar band, a ‘cool’ collar wi VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 10/3/13
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 4, B20
Trying on clothes is a joy when they make you look great, but frustrating and depressing when they don’t. Remove the guesswork from sewing decisions when you explore a refined approach to choosing necklines and collars based on your face shape, facial features and coloring. Your confidence & VIEW MORE...
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Carol Steinbrecher
Thursday 10/3/13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 7
Back to basics! Everything is hemmed, so learn the art of making them look good!  Discuss straight hems, curved hems, cuffed hems, asymmetrical hems, jacket and sleeve hems, deconstructed hems, hems with elastic, trims and embellishments. Bonus: Learn where to place the hems on your body to fl VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Thursday 10/3/13
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9, B25
Get acquainted or reacquainted with the serger as you create this fun and trendy bag. Experience basic and new serging techniques, including gathering, edge finishing, successful angles, curves and even a new easier way to gather tubes. Leave with the bag on your shoulder ready to shop! Includes a VIEW MORE...
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Sarah Veblen
Thursday 10/3/13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B17X
Not only are pants a staple in most women’s wardrobes, they’re also easy to sew. Sadly, many women don’t make pants because of fitting difficulties. Explore fitting pants from a theoretical point of view as Sarah explains in detail the relationship between body mass (the shape of VIEW MORE...
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Londa Rohlfing
Thursday 10/3/13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B18X
You want wonderful clothing as unique as you are! Whether you create on a comfy sweatshirt base (as Londa has become known for) or use a nice, full-bodied double knit fabric, her techniques for wearable art jackets WORK. Discover how to become spoiled with the comfort of a knit jacket -- no need f VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 10/3/13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19
Having trouble with accurate piecing? Paper piecing is a way to get perfection because you aren't in it alone-you are stitching fabric to the already perfect pattern. Anyone can do it, even beginners! Let us show you how to begin, enlarge or reduce pattern size, easily remove the paper from the des VIEW MORE...
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Alex Woodbury
Thursday 10/3/13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X
Make an infinity scarf like no other! Sporting dozens of hand-tied knots, this is a handmade jersey knit scarf you can make in 90 minutes. Familiarize yourself with knit fabric behavior and rotary cutting techniques as you create your scarf. Build your creative confidence -- no machines involved, VIEW MORE...
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Colleen Casey
Thursday 10/3/13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B22X
Learn everything you need to learn about wool applique as you stitch this beautiful miniature penny rug. Your kit comes completely pre-cut, so you can get right to work in class. Choose from a wide range of colors, including hand dyed wool. Finished Penny Rug is 9 x 9 inches. VIEW MORE...
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Lorene Bonewitz
Thursday 10/3/13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B23
Oh my! Rows upon rows of already ruffled ruffles … by the yard! They’re elegant and a little bit sassy, super soft, drape well and make for fast easy projects. Imagine making a skirt in 15 minutes! Discover which needles, threads and notions to use, and how to finish your seams and he VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 10/3/13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B24X
Make this adorable apron from just two dishtowels as the process of creating with your embroidery hoop gets more exciting! Learn how to do “in-the-hoop…off- the-edge” embroidery, using one of Cindy’s newest border designs and some Mylar/Angelina film for sparkle. A few stit VIEW MORE...
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Kim Montagnese
Thursday 10/3/13
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C36X, D52
Kim Montagnese, CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)
For those with little or no ‘tangling’ experience, this workshop introduces language and explores basic pattern concepts and techniques. Practice provides you with tangling confidence, and by the end of class you’ll have a c
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Stephanie Farrell
Thursday 10/3/13
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X
Learn how to fold fabric to create a decorative floral embellishment. With just a few hand stitches, you’ll secure the floral form for a brooch, barrette, or whatever project you have in mind that needs a little something extra. This is an easy, portable project that can fill your idle time VIEW MORE...
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Tammie Campbell
Thursday 10/3/13
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C38X, D54
You won’t believe how easy (and fun) this goes-with-almost-everything-and-everyone-wants-one bracelet is to make! Even if you’ve never made jewelry before, you’ll love this one --- it’s a wonderful way to combine colors and metals to your heart’s content. The componen VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 10/3/13
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33
Of course she has a system for creating these fabulous details! Explore Cynthia’s approach and methods for incremental marking, multiplication of start and stop points for gathering stitches, setting the correct stitch length, marking and pressing techniques for foldlines and proper placement VIEW MORE...
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Meg Covalt
Thursday 10/3/13
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
You’ve got your wonderful embroidery machine at long last, but where to begin?! Gain the confidence that comes with understanding as you learn about selecting correct stabilizers for each of your projects. It’s not a mystery once it’s shared – you’ll see amazing resul VIEW MORE...
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Pattie Otto
Thursday 10/3/13
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35
We’re living in knits, so why aren’t you sewing with them? They’re truly as easy to make as they are to wear. Gather all the latest techniques and know-how to work with all kinds of knits, including advice about selecting the right knits for tees, tanks, twin sets, cardigans and VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Thursday 10/3/13
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C39
Using the Tabula Rasa Jacket as her starting point, Rae shares how to gather great materials, plan your designs, work modularly and build your well-fitted quilted jacket. Includes a trunk show of ideas and tips, including finding the best battings, lining 2 different ways or making the jacket rever VIEW MORE...
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Barbara Moore
Thursday 10/3/13
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
Get a solid machine embroidery foundation in a class designed to take you through the basics of in-the-hoop embroidery and prepare you for more advanced techniques. Learn the essential keys to all successful embroidery, from stabilizers and hooping techniques to needles and threads, and discover ho VIEW MORE...
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Cathy Gandy and Susan Zellers
Thursday 10/3/13
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
With a little inspiration from a world class designer, Cathy and her team have created the perfect accessory to any woman’s wardrobe: a quilted bag. Not just any quilted bag but a quilted bag created entirely on the serger. From construction to quilting, start to finish, see how easy it is to VIEW MORE...
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Jean Ann Wright
Thursday 10/3/13
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
Eliminate hours spent precision cutting fabrics to exact lengths and just start sewing these dynamic log cabin blocks from the get-go. Use the trim-to-size method (and a fantastic new ruler) after each round of fabric logs is added. Your perfectly pieced block proves how easy it is to get rid of pe VIEW MORE...
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Lisa Sipes
Thursday 10/3/13
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C43, D59, E75
Learn a cluster of techniques including proper positioning for embroidery, simple trapunto, the "tack and trim" technique of embroidered applique and building designs within the embroidery machine itself. The class is great for beginning and experienced alike, and you do not need to own an embroide VIEW MORE...
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Karen Lee Carter
Thursday 10/3/13
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C44, D60, E76
Discover a fun and simple machine construction method for creating contemporary crazy quilt blocks, and use your creative energy to enhance yours with decorative stitches, trims and ribbons. Explore a variety of embellishing techniques to spark your creativity, and learn just why this popular block VIEW MORE...
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Linda V. Taylor
Thursday 10/3/13
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C45, D61, E77
Celebrate Linda V. Taylor’s 20 years as a Longarm Quilter!
Linda V. Taylor is world renowned for her incredible training workshops, and we’re proud to have this award-winning expert join the Expo faculty. When you sign up for any of her hands-on classes in the
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Barb Callahan
Thursday 10/3/13
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49
Barb’s own garden includes flowers she’s made from so many textiles, many of which are upcycled and reinvented: men's ties, elegant ladies’ hankies, fabric strips and more. See the newest additions to her garden, how to add the WOW factor with other materials, pick up how-to tips VIEW MORE...
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Sandy Miller
Thursday 10/3/13
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
We all have leftover bits of fabric once we’ve cut out our garments – too much to toss, but not enough to make another garment. Don’t let them occupy valuable storage space! Let Sandy show you many innovative ways to use them in creative new garments and reduce your scrap stash i VIEW MORE...
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Rick Taylor
Thursday 10/3/13
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D51, E67
This class is for longarm quilting machine owners. Rick helps you understand some of the common causes of poor tension or thread breakage, which ensures smooth operation of the longarm machine and solves problems you may be having with thread tension. The back of your quilts should look just as good VIEW MORE...
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Sarah Veblen
Thursday 10/3/13
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D53, E69
There’s a subtle difference between garments that look like separates and garments that look complete and cohesive on their own. The secret lies in the way fabrics are paired or combined. Using garments from her own wardrobe, Sarah will explain her thought process when making her fabric decisi VIEW MORE...
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Carol Steinbrecher
Thursday 10/3/13
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D55
Another broken zipper?! Don’t toss out those pants or give up on that jacket. Instead, learn about the tools you’ll need and get step-by-step instructions for solving common zipper dilemmas. Learn to remedy broken sliders and jacket zippers, and to repair fly front, invisible and expos VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 10/3/13
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
Core skills are those practices you put into action every time you sew. Understanding the why, where and how is essential; practice helps you move swiftly and confidently through any project to excellent results. Adopt the next set of essential, everyday skills, including marking and stitching of da VIEW MORE...
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Londa Rohlfing
Thursday 10/3/13
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
Designing wearable art can be challenging with so many great fabrics and so many ideas. How do you choose? How do you know when to stop? Explore fundamental design principles to guide your decisions so that you wear your art jacket and it doesn’t wear you. You’ll see numerous photos ill VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 10/3/13
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E71
Selling your creations doesn't guarantee that you will make a profit, but you can make decisions that will greatly influence the bottom line. Learn where to get help, what is deductible, how to simplify your process and where to buy at wholesale prices. Locating the market that is right for you is c VIEW MORE...
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June Colburn
Thursday 10/3/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F81X, G 97
Velvet and beads…. what could be more glamorous? June’s ever-curious nature brings us this wonderful ‘slashed’ velvet bag. The technique really does occur once the fused fabrics (velvet and silk) are cut, lifted, folded and secured with beads. Explore this clever technique VIEW MORE...
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Rachel Griffith
Thursday 10/3/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106
Mix modern and traditional without the fuss, and wow everyone with this looks-harder-than-it-really-is quilt. A fun variation of the Disappearing Nine-Patch, the quilt’s optical illusion takes center stage as you build your quilt with this easy, streamlined construction method. In the end, yo VIEW MORE...
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Ebony Love
Thursday 10/3/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F91X, G107
Not every project needs a judged-show caliber binding. Sometimes fast, secure and good-looking is what we’re after. Learn to achieve a beautiful binding finish, completely by machine, and all stitched from the front of your project. This technique guarantees you won’t miss catching the VIEW MORE...
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Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 10/3/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F92X, G108
Imagine a curvy quilt made entirely from fabric squares and rectangles! Some say it’s like Cathedral Windows by machine … and while the motif is similar, the process is completely different and new. Advanced beginners and more experienced quiltmakers alike will delight in how easily th VIEW MORE...
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Helene Weber
Thursday 10/3/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F93X, G109
Discover what’s different about quilting art quilts and other types of quilts. Explore quilting techniques and supplies, from basics like battings, needles and threads to planning quilt designs, thread sketching and thread painting. Discuss quilting issues unique to art quilts and gain an un VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Thursday 10/3/13
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F84, G100
From the inventive workshop that is Barb’s imagination comes her newest embellishment toy -- a hand ‘ruffling’ fabric loom. Use one in class to create a whimsical, contemporary scarf while you explore all the other places to use the results of this easy, fun technique. Perfect to VIEW MORE...
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Colleen Casey
Thursday 10/3/13
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F85, G101
Here is a wonderful way to use up that fabric you loved so much you bought a lot. Learn to make hundreds of yards of ‘yarn’ from your fabric stash as you pick up several ways to efficiently cut / rip strips during class. The good news: you’ll start class with a small selection of VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 10/3/13
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F88, G104
Cynthia’s trademark piping gives her garments a subtle and extraordinary finish, even as it stabilizes the curves of neckline and armhole edges. Get hands-on experience with the construction of this narrow piping, including machine set-up, grading of seams, application of piping and how to mak VIEW MORE...
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Friday, October 04, 2013
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Date/Time
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Marty Moon
Friday 10/4/13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H115X
Are you a new/beginning quilter or a "wanna be" quilter but totally perplexed when you pick up a pattern or book? Join Marty as she starts at the beginning, navigating the quilt terminology and tools to set you on your way to speaking the language of quilters to better enjoy your time creating with VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 10/4/13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X
No, this isn’t a class about caffeine….although when you see her, you might think so. Create this whimsical pin using beautiful beads, wire, Angelina and some pretty yarns. Whether you’ve beaded before or not, you’ll have a fun, productive learning experience while craftin VIEW MORE...
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Alex Woodbury
Friday 10/4/13
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
H117X, J137X
Ready for a fun and practical addition to your all-year-long wardrobe? Make a scoop-neck tank without darts for no-hassle fitting, perfect for layering or wearing on its own. Use the simplest construction method with serged seams, and embrace knits’ wonderful raw-edge personality. Cut, stit VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Friday 10/4/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134
Hexagons are once again taking the quilt world by storm! This great take-along project is perfect for making Grandmother’s Flower Garden (GFG) blocks. Learn the simple art of hand stitching with the English Paper Piecing technique – the creation of a block or entire quilt using a paper VIEW MORE...
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Jean Ann Wright
Friday 10/4/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
Fun, fast and perfect pineapple cabin blocks! No math, no measuring, no paper piecing, just strip, stitch and trim. The newly designed Pineapple Trim Tool uses a fast and easy trim-to-size method after each round of fabric strips is added to produce a perfectly pieced block. Get rid of the pesky mat VIEW MORE...
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Rachel Griffith
Friday 10/4/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
In this fun sampler, enjoy making different versions of one of the most timeless blocks in quilting:  the pinwheel.  Create eight different blocks – all tessellating, each unique in its own way.  Explore the visual possibilities of the half-square triangle as you learn about col VIEW MORE...
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Hope Yoder
Friday 10/4/13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H123X
Your sleepy eyes will pop open when greeted by this bright, happy, colorful coffee koozie created with phoomph™ for fabric, the newest thing from Coats and Clark. With layers of whimsical fabrics, flowers and trims and a touch of machine embroidery, your koozie will keep your coffee warm in th VIEW MORE...
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Nelly Vileikis
Friday 10/4/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140
Half-rectangles add to the visual movement of these triangle-rich blocks, which almost appear to dance across the quilt singly or in groups. Learn to easily stitch them as you complete your half-dozen blocks in class. You’ll choose your color set and, ultimately add your own background fabric VIEW MORE...
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Linda V. Taylor
Friday 10/4/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141
Celebrate Linda V. Taylor’s 20 years as a Longarm Quilter!
Linda V. Taylor is world renowned for her incredible training workshops, and we’re proud to have this award-winning expert join the Expo faculty. When you sign up for any of her hands-on classes in the
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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 10/4/13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
Start right, finish right. Discover the basic and practical steps involved in preparing your paper pattern for custom fitting and alteration. Learn which measurements are critical, how to develop a system for recording both pattern and personal measurements, calculating differences and more. Once VIEW MORE...
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Louise Cutting
Friday 10/4/13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114
Look around you – how many women are the same size as you are – and how many of those are the same shape? Discover ways to choose and make the correct size pattern – and how to move from one pattern company to another. Learn different pattern adjustment methods for forward should VIEW MORE...
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Carol Steinbrecher
Friday 10/4/13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H119
Altering your purchased garments gives you better fitting clothes and better use of your dollar. Gaping back waists, snug or swimming at the hips, backside smiles and more will be covered. Learn how to figure out what the wrinkles, pulls and gaps mean, and how to alter to improve the fit and look VIEW MORE...
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Sarah Veblen
Friday 10/4/13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129
It’s rare that a garment doesn’t need any structure or support at all, but the mistake most sewers make is adding too much. Sometimes adding just a hint of support is all you need. Figuring out where and how to provide just the right amount will make your garments look terrific and live VIEW MORE...
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Kim Montagnese
Friday 10/4/13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130
Get a grip on the newest notions to make your projects easier, faster, more fun and much more creative! If you've been at the sewing machine "forever" and are looking for a better way to do things, if you're just starting out or if you're ready to gather great project ideas, this may be the best hou VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Friday 10/4/13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131
Fusible applique does not need to fizzle out! Learn to choose the right fusible, how to easily trace your pattern pieces without mess and what it takes to make a perfect satin stitch. It only takes two tools (and Connie’s tips) to make applique the easiest ever! Free pattern given in class to VIEW MORE...
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Stephanie Farrell
Friday 10/4/13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J132X
Scarves are the perfect accessory to any outfit. Knit or crochet a ruffled scarf to jazz up your ensemble! The unique novelty yarn used allows for just a few stitches to morph into a scarf in no time. This project is fast, fun, and easy, so you can make scarves for your friends too. Students shou VIEW MORE...
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Laura Murray
Friday 10/4/13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X
Using Paintstiks®, stamps and fusible web, explore Laura’s “Stackers” technique, which creates the intricately detailed appearance of traditional quilt block designs by using layered geometric shapes. You’ll assemble your blocks onto a base with fusible web in this fun, e VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Friday 10/4/13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J135
Revise your vision of how to applique wool! The popular return to penny rugs and other folk art pieces sent Barb in a different direction with her applique. Explore how to keep the look modern and exciting as she discusses using the technique to embellish garments and other projects. Her easy han VIEW MORE...
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Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Friday 10/4/13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J139X
Learn "made fabric" techniques by creating fabric from, well….. scraps. By doing so, you’ll build confidence in making choices and decisions about color, layouts and more. Leave class with several completed blocks and some great ideas about using them to make a simple quilt, and see ju VIEW MORE...
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Lynn Lunoe
Friday 10/4/13
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K146X
Nearly every machine sold in the last half-century provides us with a number of essential stitches, accessory feet and functions. Get the basics under your belt, whether you’re just starting out or always wondered if you were getting the most from your machine (feel like you’ve been doi VIEW MORE...
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Ebony Love
Friday 10/4/13
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K148X, L164
Learn the best tips and techniques for fabric die cutting from the leading expert on the topic! Die cutting is accurate, fast and painless. Get started die cutting the right way, with essential information about dies, fabric preparation, troubleshooting and maintenance of your die cutter. You&rsquo VIEW MORE...
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Carol Steinbrecher
Friday 10/4/13
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K150X
Does the idea of eliminating frustration and flat pattern distortion intrigue you? See and learn how moving your pattern alterations to the seamline can help – it’s simple! Get your hands on the ease of this method, including easy alterations and more advanced figure variation alterati VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Friday 10/4/13
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K151X
Repetition leads to inspiration. Finding a great jacket and mastering its fit can lead to one great jacket after another, each with a new design twist or surface technique. See how you can revitalize your wardrobe with artful jackets that become your signature style. Flattering and feeling good, y VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Friday 10/4/13
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K155X
Learn "made fabric" techniques by creating fabric from, well….. scraps. By doing so, you’ll build confidence in making choices and decisions about color, layouts and more. Leave class with several completed blocks and some great ideas about using them to make a simple quilt, and see ju VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 10/4/13
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
Mylar® for embroidery? What about the new angelina film? Can you wash and dry this stuff, how do you use it, which designs work best, what can you use for even more sparkle? Find all the answers, how-to and plenty of inspiration as Cindy shares the latest in new jackets, quilt-in-the-hoop pr VIEW MORE...
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Pattie Otto
Friday 10/4/13
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147
An easy alternative to the traditional turned and topstitched finish, the bias binding is quick and easy to do and adds color and texture to almost any jacket. Simplify linings and make reversible jackets a snap! Pattern selection, binding and mitering techniques will be discussed. VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 10/4/13
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY
Discover how an artist sees the landscape as you build your own striking winter scene. The medium: bits of fabric cut into confetti and small strips. The lessons: priceless, as your snow, shadows and even the cardinal appear as if by magic. Easy and artful, the quilt’s charm is in the detai VIEW MORE...
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Rachel Griffith
Friday 10/4/13
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY
A quick and easy quilt that’s sure to be among your go-to gift giving favorites! The hardest part is picking the fabrics (a layer cake and yardage of a solid)…but once you do, you’ll be thrilled at how quickly the half-square triangles and rectangles combine to create movement in VIEW MORE...
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Cathy Gandy and Susan Zellers
Friday 10/4/13
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K153, L169, M185
Make this perfect carryall for all those necessary class supplies or as a project portfolio in this technique-packed workshop. Learn what a serger can do as you insert a zipper, add bias trim, sew with vinyl, add embellishment and more. VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Friday 10/4/13
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY
Are you looking for a new and interesting twist on a traditional block? This only LOOKS hard! Begin by creating an 8” square from three large triangles. Using Debby’s innovative method of slicing and swapping parts, you’ll build a block which appears to have been constructed using VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Karen Lee Carter
Friday 10/4/13
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY
Learn a variety of machine embellishing techniques as you create this clever reversible door hanger, with a cheerful and inviting sun on one side, reversing to a shimmering moon and sparkly stars on the other. Use a number of stitches and add some glimmer to your applique and quilting, add a phras VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Linda V. Taylor
Friday 10/4/13
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K157, L173, M189
Celebrate Linda V. Taylor’s 20 years as a Longarm Quilter!
Linda V. Taylor is world renowned for her incredible training workshops, and we’re proud to have this award-winning expert join the Expo faculty. When you sign up for any of her hands-on classes in the
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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 10/4/13
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161
Making your mock-up fit is the first step, but transferring adjustments back to the paper pattern is the next. Discover reasons for tweaking the mock up with right sides out, duplicating the fit achieved in a mock up with incremental marking, how to account for fabric lost ‘in the turn&rsquo VIEW MORE...
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Londa Rohlfing
Friday 10/4/13
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
Explore unique upscale techniques for basic top and tee construction, followed by fabric manipulation techniques for knits to make your tees look even better than the highest quality ready-to-wear. By adding bias edges, trim, flounces, ruffles, gathered tubes, elastic shirring, twists, drapes, cowls VIEW MORE...
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Sandy Miller
Friday 10/4/13
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
It seems so obvious, so efficient. Yet most of us use a pattern a second time to make another garment just like the first one. Sandy decided to experiment and would like to share her results with you. She’ll show you the simple changes she made to expand the possibilities of one pattern, ac VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Sarah Veblen
Friday 10/4/13
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L166, M182
Underlining a fashion fabric can add a subtle aura of quality, sophistication, and elegance to many garments; it also reduces the amount your garment wrinkles, makes your garment last longer, and hides stitches. Discuss how to decide if a garment would benefit from underlined fashion fabric, what f VIEW MORE...
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Nelly Vileikis
Friday 10/4/13
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L167
Nelly, whose color sense is the combined influence of several cultures and constant auditioning of fabrics for quilts, discusses how to approach color selection for your quilts. If you’re ready to move past buying pre-selected collections and into the creative arena of design through color, t VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Lisa Sipes
Friday 10/4/13
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L171, M187
The fun in this workshop comes from creating beautiful embroideries using specialty threads which don’t fit through a needle. Explore the basics of bobbin work, how it’s different than ‘regular’ embroidery and how you can use it in other projects. Upside down embroidery mak VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 10/4/13
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
Explore how the correct preparation of concave seams, with emphasis on identification of grainline changes, allows this important seam to be stitched smoothly, with accuracy and ease. See how to attach collars to necklines, waistbands to waistlines and more as Cynthia discusses examples of other co VIEW MORE...
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Meg Covalt
Friday 10/4/13
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
You’ve got your wonderful embroidery machine at long last, but where to begin?! Gain the confidence that comes with understanding as you learn about selecting correct stabilizers for each of your projects. It’s not a mystery once it’s shared – you’ll see amazing resul VIEW MORE...
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Lorene Bonewitz
Friday 10/4/13
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179
Oh my! Rows upon rows of already ruffled ruffles … by the yard! They’re elegant and a little bit sassy, super soft, drape well and make for fast easy projects. Imagine making a skirt in 15 minutes! Discover which needles, threads and notions to use, and how to finish your seams and he VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Friday 10/4/13
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180
You’ve got a good business started, but how do you keep it healthy? For thirty years, Barb has continued to perfect and change her business, providing existing customers something new even while she attracts new fans. Explore how to creatively re-invent your business, set prices, decide what VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Friday 10/4/13
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M183
Re-use, recycle and rejoice with this fun fabric! Get more ideas than you can imagine using sweatshirts to make jackets, vests, Christmas stockings, advent calendars and tree skirts. You'll love the creative opportunity, not to mention the "budget" opportunity in these fun projects. And even better VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 10/4/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213
Learn about color value, fusibles and raw edge applique as you create a pleasing arrangement of blues in various color values as your background. Once complete, the background becomes host to the petunias, applied with the raw edge applique method. Ideas for embellishing and finishing the piece at VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Carol Steinbrecher
Friday 10/4/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N198X, P214
Do you know what colors really make you look great? Learn the dimensions of color and their effect on clothing design, fabric choice, and wardrobe planning. Begin to learn color palettes that complement your coloring and see creative color schemes that will inspire you. Bring a couple favorite fab VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 10/4/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N200X, P216
Let the machine piece the fractured background …chop it apart with a rotary cutter…back to the embroidery machine…more piecing in the hoop…and finally embroider your landscape. Once the landscape is completed.…more piecing in the hoop as your borders are stitched VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Colleen Casey
Friday 10/4/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218
VRR VRRRM ….off to the races....with the Rockin' Rollin' Stripe Quilt! Using 40 strips of tone on tone fabric, create a quick and powerful(ly) fun quilt. Learn to make a simple diagonal seam, no worries if we have a plump quarter-inch or a skinny quarter-inch seam. Be ready to put pedal to VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Dini Yan
Friday 10/4/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N203X, P219
Fashion accessories take a new twist with this fascinating zippered spiral purse. You’ll learn how to place designs attractively and how to hoop unusual shapes as you embroider lush designs onto this dainty but durable bag that is perfect for your jewelry, makeup, keys or coins. Once you have VIEW MORE...
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Ebony Love
Friday 10/4/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N204X, P220
Enjoy a ‘block party’ in this fun and relaxing workshop. Make several fun Bento blocks during class, slice them up, and exchange them with your fellow classmates. The resulting quilt is a dynamic, colorful, and unique project. Everyone brings fabric to class, and your kit includes the u VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Lisa Sipes
Friday 10/4/13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N205X, P221
Ready to take the leap into free motion quilting? Are you a beginner who wants to add a little more "pop" to your quilting motifs? One of the easiest ways to learn the art of free motion quilting on a longarm is by starting with background fillers. Learn several different backfill techniques (pebb VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
June Colburn
Friday 10/4/13
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N193, P209
Conventional wisdom dictates: you can never own too many silks! These will be the ones you use and wear most often, with pride. Creating ombre is a fun technique, learned in consecutive steps. Get your feet wet (actually it’ll be your scarf getting wet) with a one-color variation, then lea VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 10/4/13
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N196, P212
Get your hands on the essentials of proper hem preparation and execution as you create a notebook of samples to use for the balance of your sewing life. Instruction includes preparation for the shirttail hem, identifying change in grain for shaped hems, application of the triple hem, preparation for VIEW MORE...
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Saturday, October 05, 2013
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Dini Yan
Saturday 10/5/13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X
From her extensive background in art and design, Dini shows you how to create, select, place and embroider luxurious yet soft, supply embroidery designs on a variety of fabrics – even Cashmere sweaters! Break free from that “bullet-proof” look caused by stiff, unyielding designs th VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Saturday 10/5/13
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Q228X, R252, S268, T284X

Explore easy ways to carry out a quilting theme to enhance your “almost whole cloth” art quilt.  Discover appropriate motifs in the fabric print, and devise how  you’d like to use them outside the borders to create a dynamic statement piece.  Discussion will focus VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Saturday 10/5/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229X, R245
With just a little imagination, scissors and the freedom to embellish like crazy, you’ll be able to produce a multitude of flowers (no two necessarily alike) in a vase. The news: these all come from using just two different die-cut flower and leaf sets (plus one 8” circle). A happy pro VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 10/5/13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230X
Add the shades with wash-fast watercolors…don’t worry…you don’t have to be an artist. It’s as easy as when you were a kid! The pattern is already there for you to fill in. Use the colors you love and create a masterpiece in just a little while. Add a little water&hel VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 10/5/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
Explore the use of novelty fabrics and specialty feet to create a chic, go-everywhere beauty bag. Learn how easy it is to sew with laminated fabrics just by using the right tools and techniques. This clever zippered cosmetic bag features an elegant embroidered monogram -- perfect for all your beauty VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Cathy Gandy and Susan Zellers
Saturday 10/5/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
Create 10” blocks using a selection of 5” square prints that dance together. It’s fast (we know speed is important sometimes) and lots of fun. Learn new serger piecing techniques like partial seaming and locking seams as you become a fan of the quick and easy way to piece a quilt o VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 10/5/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
Work with pre-cut strips to create this amazing two-color quilt using a simple acrylic template. Choose ANY COLOR! You’ll strip piece, then cut into wedges and stitch some more. If you’ve wanted to know how to set ANY block on point, this is the class, with the bonus of using two-color VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Saturday 10/5/13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q235X
Learn "made fabric" techniques by creating fabric from, well….. scraps. By doing so, you’ll build confidence in making choices and decisions about color, layouts and more. Leave class with several completed blocks and some great ideas about using them to make a simple quilt, and see ju VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Alex Woodbury
Saturday 10/5/13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q236X
Learn basic bag construction quickly by making an easy and trendy zip-up pouch in just 90 minutes. Using the easiest zipper installation of all, combine cool new fabrics and basic sewing techniques as you create your first pouch in class. Leave feeling comfortable to change up sizes, fabrics and zi VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Lisa Sipes
Saturday 10/5/13
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253
Straight lines look so simple……Achieving simplicity is more difficult than some think, and less difficult than what others expect. Learn the fine art of creating truly straight lines on a longarm. Discover different combinations and angles for textural appeal and techniques for divid VIEW MORE...
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Sarah Veblen
Saturday 10/5/13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225
Garment details are often what catch our eye. You probably don’t hold up a blouse and say, “Hey, look at this perfectly plain shirt!” Rather, it’s that little extra something that draws you in. This might be a clever neckline treatment on a t-shirt, fabulous buttons on a jac VIEW MORE...
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Louise Cutting
Saturday 10/5/13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226
‘One-Seam© Pants’© are in many designer collections. With no side seams, they are quick and easy to construct, and very comfortable to wear. But as figures change with age and weight…so does the need to tweak your pattern. Too much fabric under your tummy? Want a close VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 10/5/13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q231
Have you got a pile of unfinished projects because you can't begin the binding process? We have an easy solution for you...come to the binding class! Binding can be easy and fun, so let us show you how to begin, easy steps to make a perfect mitered corner and how to finish -- all without any special VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 10/5/13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
Core skills are those practices you put into action every time you sew. Understanding the why, where and how is essential; practice helps you move swiftly and confidently through any project to excellent results. Adopt the next set of essential, everyday skills, including marking and stitching of da VIEW MORE...
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Kim Montagnese
Saturday 10/5/13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
Get a grip on the newest notions to make your projects easier, faster, more fun and much more creative! If you've been at the sewing machine "forever" and are looking for a better way to do things, if you're just starting out or if you're ready to gather great project ideas, this may be the best hou VIEW MORE...
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Sarah Veblen
Saturday 10/5/13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243
Selecting an appropriate style for a particular fabric is the first step to a successful garment. Explore basic garment silhouettes and which types of fabric are appropriate for each. Learn ways to assess whether your fabric will do what you want it to do. Then, through a number of exercises invo VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Saturday 10/5/13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R244X
Using Shiva Artist Paintsticks, learn to create subtle batik effects on plain fabrics or produce dramatic prints instead. The techniques are fun to learn, and the hands-on approach gives you confidence to make the fabric of your dreams. Using Paintstiks eliminates those desperate dashes to the fabri VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Saturday 10/5/13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R246X
Create a beautiful flower using hand-dyed wool from Barb’s stash. You’ll learn to manipulate your fabric with some simple turns and folds to replicate what you see in nature. Add a little hand stitching and something fun in the center, and you’ve created a unique embellishment. G VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Saturday 10/5/13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R247
Start sewing some of those luscious, drapey fabrics to add fashionable, soft garments to your wardrobe. Explore the process as you learn to begin with small projects, pick the best patterns, identify the grain, cut successfully, relax into sewing and choose appropriate finishes. You’ll discov VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Saturday 10/5/13
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R251X
Learn "made fabric" techniques by creating fabric from, well….. scraps. By doing so, you’ll build confidence in making choices and decisions about color, layouts and more. Leave class with several completed blocks and some great ideas about using them to make a simple quilt, and see ju VIEW MORE...
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Londa Rohlfing
Saturday 10/5/13
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S258X
The creative process is an intriguing journey. Walk through the step-by-step design and construction methods used to create some of Londa’s jackets, as you think about your own projects. Known for stylish jackets on a sweatshirt base, Londa also shares her process for working on any fabric fou VIEW MORE...
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Hope Yoder
Saturday 10/5/13
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S259X
In-the-hoop means more than you might think! Explore the 6 most popular and innovative applique styles used by today’s modern quilt and embroidery enthusiasts as you learn to achieve professional results and avoid common pitfalls. See how color choices, threads and stabilizers make all the di VIEW MORE...
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Carol Steinbrecher
Saturday 10/5/13
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S263X
Thinking of starting your own alteration business? Want to know what it takes? Learn to sell yourself first, and get a handle on all the basic requirements, equipment and recommendations to get you going, sewing and making a profit. VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 10/5/13
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
Creating with your machine embroidery hoop is so much fun --- just hoop up some stabilizer and you’re on your way. Discover ideas and how-to for using your hoop when making purses, cases, bags, pouches, holders and more. How about quilts, borders, blankets, and facings? Nobody does “i VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Kim Montagnese
Saturday 10/5/13
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S260, T276X
Kim Montagnese, CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)
If you took Kim’s class previously or have tangle experience, this is your workshop. Begin with more complex Zendala designs on tiles, then move to fabric for your own Zendala wallhanging. Color and more advanced techniques combine, pro
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Ebony Love
Saturday 10/5/13
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S261, T277
Learn to turn your rotary cutting directions into die cut-able quilts, quickly identify whether you have the right dies to complete your project and more as you discover the principles of Ebony’s proven conversion system. You’ll take the guesswork out of patterns and speed up your quilt VIEW MORE...
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Dusty Farrell
Saturday 10/5/13
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X
It’s a class full of everything you need to know about quilting stuff.  Longarm or domestic stitcher, this is time to learn about the latest gadgets and gizmos and how they can help your quilting, your creativity and confidence.  Make things a little easier and faster, see how to use VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 10/5/13
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
Using Debby's KISS Method (Keep It Small & Simple), discover how liberating free-motion machine quilting can be. Discuss appropriate threads, various batting choices and basting your layers, then use your time for lots of PRACTICE. Play with doodles, swirls, curves and other simple shapes, as VIEW MORE...
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Cathy Gandy and Susan Zellers
Saturday 10/5/13
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S265, T281
Get acquainted with the serger as you learn basic seaming for straight and curved seams, easing a neck edge and a no-pin match point system which works so well you'll use it in all your sewing. If you've never serged but want to see what it's all about, this is your class. Complete your vest in clas VIEW MORE...
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Darlene Guillory
Saturday 10/5/13
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X
Discover your hidden zipper muse in this ‘cover it all’ insertion workshop. Learn the language and methods for several kinds of zippers in class as you create your own samples. What you don’t sew, you’ll see demonstrated. Carry home directions for all in a notebook for fut VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 10/5/13
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S267, T283
Bias makes smooth curves and turns as trim or binding. Garments cut on the bias move gracefully, are softer and more supple than on straight of grain. Learn to work with bias from cutting to making continuous bias trim, how to apply bias binding four different ways, how bias works in garments (i.e. VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Linda V. Taylor
Saturday 10/5/13
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X
Celebrate Linda V. Taylor’s 20 years as a Longarm Quilter!
Linda V. Taylor is world renowned for her incredible training workshops, and we’re proud to have this award-winning expert join the Expo faculty. When you sign up for any of her hands-on classes in the
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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 10/5/13
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
Summertime temperatures, excess bulk under jackets or your personal style may create a desire to bare your arms. Learn about adjustments for shoulder width, shoulder height and underarm height, stabilizing the armhole, the addition of a dart, transferring the dart to your pattern in the form of a s VIEW MORE...
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Pattie Otto
Saturday 10/5/13
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274
With elastic waistbands, comfort doesn’t always equal great fit. Pattie will explain the basics of casing and applied waistbands. The class also includes some quick and easy fitting techniques as well as several fool proof sewing methods for that perfect elastic waistband. VIEW MORE...
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Sandy Miller
Saturday 10/5/13
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275
We all have leftover bits of fabric once we’ve cut out our garments – too much to toss, but not enough to make another garment. Don’t let them occupy valuable storage space! Let Sandy show you many innovative ways to use them in creative new garments and reduce your scrap stash i VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 10/5/13
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T279
Got some ideas and would like to get them to the market? Your decisions will determine your success. Pattern development and printing is one element, knowing where to begin marketing is another. But don't forget to copyright. Should you register your copyright? What about bar coding? Get lots of VIEW MORE...
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