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Thursday
11:15 Faux Bound Buttonhole
Gail Yellen of Gail Patrice Design
1:00
Embellishments!
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:45 Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
2:30
Sloper Magic
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Friday
11:15
Creative Grids: New and Favorite Rulers
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
1:00 Easy Weaving
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
1:45 I'm a Sewer Not a Quilter. What Good are Templates and Rulers?
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
2:30 Everyday Use of Quilting Rulers, Templates and Stencils
Dusty Farrell of Country Stitchin
 
Saturday
11:15 Amazing! Creative Grid Double-Strip Rulers
Adele Scott of Adele Scott Design Studio
1:00
Faux Bound Buttonholes
Gail Yellen of Gail Patrice Design
1:45 Everyday Use of Quilting Rulers, Templates and Stencils
Dusty Farrell of Country Stitchin
2:30 Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
 
Amazing! Creative Grid Double-Strip Rulers
Adele Scott of Adele Scott Design Studio
These Creative Grid double-strip rulers were designed to cut common shapes quickly and easily. Use 2 ½” jelly roll strips or any size[s] that total 4 ½”. Dozens of patterns cut in a flash with less waste and more precision.

Creative Grid New and Favorite Rulers

Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
Join Karen to see new and favorite Creative Grid rulers and various projects you can make with them. These are the original non-slip rulers with other must have features that are destined to become your new favorite.

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.

Easy Weaving
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Barb will share her ideas and looms to show how easy weaving can be. Use weaving as garment embellishments or even in the creation of beautiful rugs.

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.

Everyday Use of Quilting Rulers, Templates and Stencils
Dusty Farrell of Country Stitchin
Everyday use of quilting rulers, templates, and stencils with your home machine, longarm, midarm, or hand quilting can help your quilting. Dusty will explain how to mark for different types of quilting and will discuss different types of marking tools. He will show you how to use templates with your domestic machine or longarm. Unleash your inner artist and give free motion a try.

Faux Bound Buttonhole
Gail Yellen of Gail Patrice Design
Gail will demonstrate step-by-step the creation of a faux bound buttonhole. It’s sleek and suitable for woven or knit fabrics. The best part is – even an advanced beginner can get professional looking results!

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!

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.