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Thursday
10:30
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Slopers
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
11:15
Quick and Easy Quilt Marking
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.
12:00
Recycle It!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
1:00
Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45
From Mundane to Masterpiece
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu
2:30
Creating Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
3:15
Make Your Embroidery Machine Sew Happy
John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas
4:00
Discover Premier Ultra Software
Melody Robson of Fabric Warehouse

Friday

10:30
Creating Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
11:15
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Busts
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
12:00

Make a Quilt for $22
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café
1:00
Make Your Embroidery Machine Sew Happy
John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas
1:45
Make It Your Own!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
2:30
Quick and Easy Quilt Marking
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.
3:15
Whip It Up!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
4:00
How to Work with Hotfix Lace
Allen Gripton of Hotfix Lace

Saturday
10:30
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Sleeves
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
11:15
How to Work with Hotfix Lace
Allen Gripton of Hotfix Lace
12:00
Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
1:00
Sulky Solvy…Now you See it, Now you Don't
Nancy Sapin, National Educator for Sulky of America
1:45
How to Perfectly Miter a Quilt Corner
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
2:30
Making Money with Embroidery
John Deer of John Deer's Adorable Ideas
3:15
Make a T-Shirt Quilt
Karen Grof of Florida Quilting Center


Creating Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs

You can change plain yardage into one of a kind fabric which can be used in a variety of projects from traditional quilts to the most unique art quilts and even wearable art. Using Tsukeniko® ink and several simple tools and materials combined with exciting stencils created by TSC Designs, you will find it easy to achieve results that will inspire you to create your own style of fabric art.

Discover Premier Ultra Software
Melody Robson of Fabric Warehouse

Explore this new Premier Software available for all embroidery machines and the perfect accessory for the new Designer EPIC! Find out all the creative possibilities awaiting you!

Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond!

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Enjoy learning how to be creative with your machine in this jam packed seminar. You’ll see how to transform a sweatshirt into wearable art, quilts made on the embroidery machine, how to sparkle up everything with crystals and Mylar®. You’ll even see how to make your own crystal appliques. If you want to learn how to be creative or expand your abilities, this is your class!

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Busts
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Everything you need to know about bust alterations whether larger or smaller. Learn what causes wrinkles and folds in the armscye and how to fix the issue. See a beautiful, fast alteration technique for princess seams!

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Sleeves
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

All about sleeves! Learn how to enlarge or decrease without causing distortion. Tips for sewing in sleeves with no puckers, tips on ease and design ideas for larger arms.

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Slopers
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Learn what a sloper is, how to make one and how to use it for both designing and as a tool to compare your fitting needs with commercial patterns.

From Mundane to Masterpiece
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu

Turn your ordinary project into a work of art using cutting edge products to achieve a polished and professional finish. Learn ways to determine the right tools and notions for your masterpiece!

How to Perfectly Miter a Quilt Corner
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams

Come learn a simple technique to make perfect corners every time. We’ll give you a “hands on” sample so you can do it in class and take it home with you as a reminder.

How to Work with Hotfix Lace
Allen Gripton of Hotfix Lace

If you have not worked with Hotfix Lace™ here is your opportunity to learn about using it in your embroidery and quilting. You can combine different materials to make leading edge designs. Learn production tips and tricks to save you time and money. Allen will demonstrate different ways to use the Cricut cutter, Hotfix Lace™, fabric, paper and even vinyl. There will even be time for some Q & A to make sure you leave with the knowledge you came for.

Make a Quilt for $22
Donna Robertson of Fabric Café

Save Time, Save Money! Are you looking for ways to enjoy your sewing hobby more, and complete more quilts faster? Let’s take quilting back to the basics. Learn lots of easy techniques to make your quilting go smoothly with fewer mistakes and faster results. Each attendee receives a free quilt pattern.

Make a T-Shirt Quilt
Karen Grof of Florida Quilting Center

Yes! You can make a t-shirt quilt without using stabilizer. Discover a clever, quick technique to turn those favorite tees into a unique memory quilt.

Make it Your Own!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

Pinterest inspires you at every click to ‘make it your own’. See Cindy’s approach to creating something special using ready-to-wear garments, reclaimed or vintage items to use as a creative canvas. Apply machine embroidery designs and embroider on jackets, blankets, jeans, sweaters and more to add your personal touch to go from ordinary to extraordinary. If you’re just thinking about purchasing an embroidery machine, this is a great class to see what can be done.

Make Your Embroidery Machine Sew Happy
John Deer of John Deer’s Adorable Ideas

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. This presentation will explain the difference between what makes a design good or bad. Learn recipes to avoid frustration and to identify if it’s…you, your machine or simply a bad design!

Making Money with Embroidery
John Deer of John Deer’s Adorable Ideas

We all know it’s important to love what you do…so why not make money doing it? It’s simple… the more you make…the more toys you can buy! This 30 minute presentation will cover the basics; what equipment to have, what to sell, how much to charge and who to sell to.

Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House

Please join Karen for all of her latest quilting “notions”. This is a free lecture teaching quilting ideas and showing a few new tools as well! You will laugh and learn a great deal at this demo!

Quick and Easy Quilt Marking
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.

Using Pounce Pads with Full Line Stencils to mark your quilts is quick and easy. Learn how and when to use colored chalks. Learn how to prepare the Pounce Pads and then how to use Full Line Stencils, including how to repeat patterns using registration marks, turn corners, and the care and storage of the stencils.

Recycle It!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

It’s time for some spring cleaning. Grab those old clothes and linens and ‘up-cycle’ them! Come see lots of great projects made out of those too-tight jeans, T-shirts that should have been tossed, and even those clothes with tags on them that you know you’ll never wear. Let’s breathe new life into those old cast-aways. Learn how to redesign, repurpose and recycle those well-loved and well-used items. Who knew spring cleaning could be so much fun!

Sulky Solvy...Now You See It, Now You Don’t
Nancy Sapin, National Educator for Sulky of America

Water soluble stabilizers can be useful in so many different ways. Discover a variety of applications including machine embroidery, 3-D applique, paper piecing, artistic scarves, free motion quilting aids, and placement templates. Learn the “ins and outs” of printing on the stabilizer, storage and wash away tips. Get inspired by the many ways this magical stabilizer will enhance your creativity.

Whip it Up!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

Short on time? Or just don’t want to take on a big project? In this class you’ll see lots of sewing, quilting and embroidery projects that you can create in no time. The emphasis is on fun and easy. These make great gifts and can be made from scraps and left-overs from previous projects.

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