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Thursday
10:30
 
Pain-Free Sewing and Quilting
Heather Bowdey of Sew-Ergo Advantage
11:15 Finishing Touches Project Labels
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Café
1:00
Embellishments!
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:45 Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
2:30
Sloper Magic
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
3:15
Bernina DesignWorks!
Lisa Mullins of Wandering Stitches

Friday
10:30
What's New With Sulky
Nancy Sapin, representing Sulky of America
11:15
Discover the Fabric Designer Within You!
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
1:00 Binding-Making the Perfect Mitered Corner Every Time
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
1:45 Pain-Free Sewing and Quilting
Heather Bowdey of Sew-Ergo Advantage
2:30 Learn to Longarm Basic Shapes
Lisa Mullins of Wandering Stitches
3:15
Pictures on Fabric the Easy Way
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
4:00
Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
 
Saturday
10:30
Pressing Tools are Making a Come Back
Carol Steinbrecher Conselle/Style Solutions
11:15 Designer Tips – Taking the Shortcuts!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
1:00
Adventures in Embroidery Software
Dianna Cammarata of Fabric Warehouse
1:45 Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
2:30 I'm a Sewer Not a Quilter – What Good are Templates and Rulers?
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
 
Adventures in Embroidery Software
Dianna Commarata of Fabric Warehouse
Adventure through the possibilities of Embroidery Software.

Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Got a baby in your life or one on the way? Of course, you want to make some cute little gifts but you’re short on time. Come see some quick and easy projects that every baby needs and every new mom will appreciate! I’ll tell you what new moms need (versus want!). Plus I’ll show you how to cut down on the cutting time (and even do assembly-line style) so you can whip these out fast. Projects include: Baby Bibs, Burp Pad, Changing Pad, Diaper Bag, Cute Clothes, Baby Quilt, Stuffed Toys, Great Gifts and more.

Bernina DesignWorks!
Lisa Mullins of Wandering Stitches
Bring some BLING to your embroidery designs! Learn how easy the three DesignWorks tools are to use.

Binding – Making the Perfect Mitered Corner Every Time
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
You can be a novice and still have great success in binding your projects. A few minutes and a few tips will have you running to finish those UFO’s (unfinished opportunities).

Designer Tips – Taking the Shortcuts!
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams
As we design patterns we are looking for ways to speed up the process, make things easier and have fun! We’ll introduce you to shortcuts, techniques and tools that will cut your time considerably and produce a better project. Sometimes it is the little things that really make a difference. Come see if you want to take the shortcut.

Discover the Fabric Designer Within You!
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
It is now easier than ever in this new digital age to create your own personalized fabric designs and turn them into yardage. Get creative with your designs! How about scanning your child’s artwork or maybe your favorite photograph? You can even do something as simple as starting with a unique piece of clipart or just using words. Learn about the different options for printing your designs, see what color pallets work best, and what affects your final output. You will be amazed how many different types of fabrics are now available to you.

Embellishments!
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Join Barb to see how to successfully embellish your projects. Too much or poor placement can steal the spotlight. Don’t let that happen to your projects! Barb will share her tips to successful embellishments that will steal the show.

Finishing Touches Project Labels
Stephanie Kleinman of Fabric Studio
What a great way to finish off your projects by documenting them with a creative and unique label! See how easily you can customize the size, color and background and even add a photo to your label. Learn about the different types of printable fabric sheets available on the market and see how print quality varies among printers and fabric sheets. Both quilting and sewing labels will be covered.

Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Fussy cutting – the art of cutting a design so that it is perfectly centered. Come see how easy it is to center those beautiful focal fabrics and embroidery designs. Get those frogs and dogs and bears and toads perfectly – and easily – centered in those I Spy, ABC Quilts, Attic Windows, T-shirt quilts, embroidery designs, purses and much more. You’ll learn how to fussy cut squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles, and a variety of other shapes.

I’m a Sewer not a Quilter. What Good are Templates and Rulers?
Linder Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Quilters use templates and rulers but sewers – not so much. If you’re more of a sewer than a quilter then you might not see the value of using templates and rulers. Come see how they provide accuracy, speed up the cutting process, allow for assembly line cutting and sewing, and cut multiple layers faster and better! Plus, you’ll see lot of project that can quickly be completed with templates and rulers. You’ll quickly understand why you’ll want to add these tools to your sewing tool box!

Learn to Longarm Basic Shapes
Lisa Mullins of Wandering Stitches
Learn the basic quilting shapes so your free motion quilting can add to the beauty of your quilt tops!

Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Join Karen for nine nifty ways to jazz up your quilting projects. Hand out includes all the ideas and instructions!

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.

Pictures on Fabric the Easy Way

Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Have you seen the quilts that have those wonderful pictures? Have you wanted to try it but just weren’t sure you could do it? Barb will share a fool proof method to put pictures on fabric plus a trunk show of projects.

Pressing Tools are Making a Come Back
Carol Steinbrecher for Conselle / 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.

Sloper Magic
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
A personalized sloper can be a useful fitting tool. See how to make one and how to use it for comparing your figure needs to a commercial pattern. Learn how to create different styles such as princess lines and flared skirts from the basic sloper.

What’s New With Sulky
Nancy Sapin, Freelance National Educator representing Sulky of America
Discover the latest Sulky changes, products, techniques, classes and more. Sulky is constantly evolving, so you will want to catch this presentation.