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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Rae Cumbie and Carrie Emerson
Tuesday 3/10/20
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB200X, MDB260X, MDB300X, MDB360X
Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Are you tired of searching the stores for comfortable, well-fitting pants? Well, we have the solution! Rae Cumbie and Carrie Emerson have been working with all shapes and sizes of women for years helping them achieve pants that fit VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli with Nick Coman
Tuesday 3/10/20
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB201X, MDB261X, MDB301X, MDB361X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting and designing for your three-dimensional figure. Join expert fitters and designers Joe Vecchiarelli and Nick Coman, in this multi-day draping VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Tuesday 3/10/20
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB202X, MDB262X, MDB302X, MDB362X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    One of Alicia’s greatest joys in going back to school in her youth was the ability to purchase a new Trapper Keeper. She has now created the adult version of this handy catch-all to be used for sewing! The front of this ado VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Tuesday 3/10/20
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB203X, MDB263X

Whether you’ve said it out loud meaning you need a big gift in a short time, or you simply need to spend the day at your machine and have something concrete at the end, you’ll love this fast and easy approach to making a great quilt top. And … you will actually make your top in VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Tuesday 3/10/20
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB204X, MDB264X, MDB304X, MDB364X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm   Spend two days with Kathy serging-up a tunic and leggings for you or for a child. Sergers and knits go together like peanut butter and jelly - a match made in heaven! Learn all about your sergers differential feed, what needles to use, VIEW MORE...

 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Wednesday 3/11/20
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X

RaNae's unique teaching system and specialized tools guide you step-by-step through simple exercises that will get you moving comfortable at the sewing machine and build your quilting skills as you quilt one block at a time. You'll go home with a practice plan to continue building your skills and VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Wednesday 3/11/20
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB305X, MDB365X

A jacket you will design and create in one class! Use a mix of fabric to flat lock for striking cuffs, yoke and front bands. Use a beautiful pearl cotton for special flat lock touches. A box pleat gives plenty of room and a graceful swing to the back. Straight or curved hem, your choice. Long, 3/ VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1X

Do you love those really gorgeous fabric landscapes? If you’re gathering the creative strength to create your own, this is your lucky day! Having created landscapes for more than 20 years, Cindy has amassed a collection of helpful tips for every step of the process, starting with a discuss VIEW MORE...

Tammie Gerke
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X
Many times, cuffs and collars can have a mind of their own. Some never lay flat, some collars just don't want to stand up the way that they should and washing the garment sometimes makes the issue worse. Many of the issues are not with the way the collar or cuffs are attached, but rather how they a VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

Pants are worn everywhere in today’s business casual world. You can sew your own pants in the styles you choose that work for your daily activities and your special moments. Take a look at how a well-fitting pants base pattern can get you started designing and sewing the pants of your dream VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Learn the art of making dimensional flowers—from big and bold to small and delicate. What will you embellish? A quilt? A hat? A garment? Headband? What can you think of? Demonstrations and directions for each step will help you create both in and out of the classroom. There are seven flower VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
A 7X, B23X

Focusing on a modern approach to ancient techniques, you will learn a little bit about several different kinds of shibori. Your unique collection of 12 fat quarters will include examples of arashi, Itajime, kumo, nui, and several others. We will dye them using fiber reactive Indigo, as a modern n VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

Best foot forward, or path of least resistance? Either way, a workshop that starts at the beginning (or very nearly) of your machine embroidery experience is priceless! Discuss options, logical approaches, materials (including stabilizers) and designs, as you embroider your project in class. The VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

This skill builder class is focused on the most versatile building block in a quilter's bag of tricks. Explore a dozen ways to make half square triangles, learn the math behind it, and play with a collection of tools to help make them more quickly and accurately. Includes foundation piecing, tem VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

Are you looking for a creative way to use a stack of 10-inch squares? Often referred to as Layer Cakes (yum, yum), we often wish there was some icing to go along with them, right? 32 squares (plus some light background fabric) will make this Big Block Hexagon quilt. We cut our hexagons – an VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
Learn to construct three of the quilt world’s most loved motifs: the four patch block, half-square triangle block and flying geese. You’ll assemble them to make a table topper -- with borders and binding too! Complete your project by the end of class; the basic techniques you’ll VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30

Have fun and build your serger skills at the same time. This is the perfect class for everyone who loves to sew and wants to increase her dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots of VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Thursday 3/12/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A15X, B31

Jump start your free motion quilting with this 3-hour introduction to the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month process. You'll learn how to set up your sewing machine and find your perfect quilting speed. Then, RaNae's unique teaching system and specialized tools will guide you step-by-step through sim VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/12/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4

Making and finishing a project is always fun and after 40 years of sewing, I have figured out more than a few shortcuts and helpful methods for making things easier and faster. Discover invaluable techniques as Connie shares her best-loved tricks for finishing your projects. You will take that la VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/12/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form. Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper pattern (flat) to you VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/12/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 8
Texture can add so much interest to a fabric and can enhance a garment. Sadly, that fabric of your dreams is not always available. So, why not create your own? See various samples on how using a standard (and wing) needle can texture a fabric when combined with a utility stitch on the machine. How a VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/12/20
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17
Chanel. The one name says it all. Clean, elegant lines. Attention to one of a kind details. And, that braid... See various methods, from “basic sewing” methods to machine embroidery, on how to make your own braided trims to create your own one of a kind Chanel inspired garment. VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/12/20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B18X

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as Co VIEW MORE...

Shawnelle Cherry
Thursday 3/12/20
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

Learn some unique techniques to give your basic designs more pizzazz! Shawnelle, who is a member of the Costume Designers Guild and owned her own design studio dedicated to bridal and special occasion garments, knows a thing or two about jump starting the creative process. She will share her trie VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/12/20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X

The fashions of athleisure -- yoga pants, leggings and tops -- are now part of our everyday wardrobes. And they’re really fun to sew. Learn to make the most fashionable and wearable versions as you explore the components with an expert. Kathy, an experienced fitter who loves to work with k VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Embroiderers' Guild of America - Dogwood Chapter
Thursday 3/12/20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X

The embroidery technique of Redwork became popular in the early 1900's and patterns quickly became available in women's magazines, by mail and at parties. Patterns were printed on muslin blocks and were stitched with red thread using outline or stem stitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy stitches and F VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 3/12/20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B24X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. You’ll cover machine set-up, necessary supplies, template preparation and more, including lots of tips for a successful first VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/12/20
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C42X, D58

Appliqué, embellishment with lovely dimensional apple or orange blossoms, beautiful and simple colored pencil work to bring your bird to life with added texture and dimension. Perhaps most importantly, learn an easy technique to bring the bird's eye to life. Use Jill's die cut appliqu&eacu VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33
Regardless of the machine brand you own, the end results should always be the same… beautiful stitches creating soft embroidery! Getting consistent results begins with a firm grasp of the basics. Explore hooping basics, choosing the right stabilizer, selecting appropriate needles and thread, VIEW MORE...
Tammie Gerke
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
Tammie loves pockets so much; she even adds them to garment patterns that do not call for them. Pockets can add interest, detail and design to any garment. Learn tips and techniques for sewing perfect pockets every time. You’ll get caught up in Tammie’s enthusiasm for pockets as she shar VIEW MORE...
Alicia Werner
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35
Get the most out of your scraps by turning them into useful bags! These fun little bags can be made from rectangles, or any scraps of fabric that you can turn into a rectangle. Finish them off by using zippers you have on hand and like magic you’ve turned scraps into treasure. VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36
She does! When you have no one to help, you learn to fit yourself. The easiest way to do this is through measurements. Learn the art of measuring, the order in which measurements are used that, if followed, will simplify the fitting process. Explore techniques of a master fitter to obtain the ne VIEW MORE...
Nancy Sapin
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37
There are so many different ways to create a 3-D appliqué. Let Nancy be your guide as you explore some of the options that are sure to put pizazz and produce professional results in all that you create whether it be garments, quilts, wall hangings or even art projects. If you are a beginner o VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY
RaNae will be your guide as you learn simple, yet effective techniques to design, yes, design your own original spiral quilt. Start the design process by combining spiral blocks, then explore “seeing between the blocks”, flow forms, and different forms of symmetry. Even if you are not s VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C39, D55, E71

Learn by doing, as you collect all Cindy’s time-tested tips and fool-proof tricks for creating these unique ice dyed MEGA mandalas. Perfect for quilt backs, these impressive mandalas provide infinite inspiration. Working in the buddy system, each student will dye one 110 x 110 inch cotton VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C40, D56, E74

Here’s your opportunity to expand your hand piecing skills with 3-Dimensional fabric techniques. Create a garden inspired mini quilt with folded fabric hexagons (our flowers), yo-yos (made from fabric circles), prairie points (from folded squares) and even bias binding for flower stems! Eac VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
Well, the day has come when you decide to pass along Grandmother's prized pearls. While you have a plain box to put them in, you want for something "more." What better way than to make one yourself! An "in the hoop" embroidery design that will make that heirloom even more special. Create VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

Learn the easy steps to fusible applique while you enjoy the humor of these chicks with their hats. Applique can easily be enlarged and reduced and is quick and easy with fusible and an applique pressing sheet. Learn the process and how to finish this 15 x 27-inch wall hanging.

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Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

One of the coolest new trends in piecing is Interleave. This one will leave your friends wondering "How did she do that?" We'll learn the foundations first, then see how the interplay of simple shapes can make simply amazing patchwork. Once you learn the basics, the sky is the limit with this tec VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

Ready to take your serging skills beyond the basics? Come join serger expert, Alicia Welcher, for a few hours as she shares her best methods for perfecting techniques such as serging in the round, attaching elastic for waistbands, beautifully pointed corners, serging knits like a pro and many mor VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C46, D62XY

Don't you love a bag or project pouch that you can see-through! Make a small and large version of this bag using vinyl. These zippered, see-through, "I can't have enough of these" pouches are such fun to serge while learning to work with vinyl, insert zippers and box bottoms and tops!

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Hands on Workshop
Lauren Jackson
Thursday 3/12/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C47, D63XY

Add a new level of creativity to your quilts by using free motion rulers. Learn how to make straight lines straighter, curvy lines curve with uniformity and create an infinite number of designs by combining basic and specialty rulers. Whether you’re a stand-up or sit-down quilter, Lauren is VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/12/20
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49
Discover easy ways to achieve a collection of wonderful fine sewing details – the very techniques that elevate a garment and make it truly special. Classically romantic, the techniques Connie shares include decorative bias on sleeves and neck edges, pin stitching, puffing, piping, plackets, VIEW MORE...
Wendi Owens
Thursday 3/12/20
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D50XY

Take your photos out of the box and turn them into works of art! Wendi will share all the fun and excitement of sharing your photos by turning them into fabric. Discuss scanning of old photos, tips on taking photos for the sole purpose of printing on fabric, the difference between photo printing VIEW MORE...

Rae Cumbie
Thursday 3/12/20
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51

Whether you want closures that are minimal and virtually invisible or decorative openings that make a statement, this trunk show will get you thinking creatively about this essential element of garment sewing. Consider how and where your closures will be incorporated into your designs and what so VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/12/20
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52

All serger owners and prospective serger owners will love this class! Explore how the serger operates from the inside out as you learn how width is used to improve stitches, how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip to test your stitches for each new fabric and thread you use, a seq VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/12/20
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53

Now that you've padded your dress from, it’s time to make it work for you!
Joe is here to answer all the questions you may have for where to begin. The front? The back? Do I use tissue paper or make a muslin? Let’s dive into that arsenal of garment patterns and see what we can VIEW MORE...

Kaye Koler
Thursday 3/12/20
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
Do you have a box filled with tee shirts that hold fond memories and you just can't part with them? Discover how to use them for a memorable, unique and fun quilt that really makes a statement. It's easier than you think with this fast strip piecing method! Really! VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/12/20
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68

If you have struggled with fitting the bust and back, you are not alone. There are a myriad of measurements to be taken and once that is accomplished what do you do with all those numbers? What are the measurement requirements for each area? What is the difference between a rounded back and a dow VIEW MORE...

Nancy Sapin
Thursday 3/12/20
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69

Water soluble stabilizers can be useful in so many different ways! Explore a variety of applications, including free-motion quilting, 3-D applique, machine embroidery, paper piecing, making designer scarves and much, much more. Learn the "ins and outs" of proper storage, printing on a stabilize VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/12/20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101

Discover why draping is the secret to truly fit the body and develop basic draping and patternmaking skills with hands on experience. Create a draped bodice (back and front) using a standard dress form, then turn the resulting muslin into a pattern using garment industry techniques. The resulting VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Thursday 3/12/20
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F86XX

Create a dreamy underwater world using vibrant Tsukineko® fabric inks and the new versatile AquaFlo brushes. Joyce will demonstrate innovative ways to produce watercolor effects for cloudy skies, luscious landscapes and flowing water. Add details and character with stencils, sponges and marke VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
John Deer
Thursday 3/12/20
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F88XX

Yes, you read the title correctly! This is a hands-on digitizing workshop geared not only to those who are considering digitizing, but also to those who have been digitizing for years. The class is all about the initial foundation of theory John learned from his Schiffli mentor more than 33 yea VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/12/20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105

Turn a plain sweatshirt (you choose the color - plum, sand or dark chocolate) into a beautiful explosion of lace. We’ll put a pleat in the back using a lace panel, add lace around the bottom and finish off with beautiful embroidery. This is the most elegant sweatshirt conversion Cindy has VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Thursday 3/12/20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106

Some feet new and some feet old,
Some sew stars and some sew cars.
O what a lot of feet there are!
It’s a class like no other and you’ll be able to experience the fun you can have with your feet…sewing feet that is. Marsha loves to have fun as she shares VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lauren Jackson
Thursday 3/12/20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F95X, G111
Have you ever wondered how quilters get that wonderful high and low loft with their quilting designs? Not sure which designs to use to accentuate your positive and negative space? Want to do some designs that are a bit more involved and out of the box than what you have been doing? Come join in on t VIEW MORE...
 
Friday, March 13, 2020
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 3/13/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Cindy will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating pattern and texture with soy wax! A soap and water rinse makes batiking fun and easy! We will work with tjaps and tjantings to create an authentic batik experience, and overdye with thickened dye to spice up your surface design ski VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/13/20
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H121X

Experience the ease of transferring a beautiful picture using a new and easy to use iron-on transfer paper as you create this heartfelt project. Cindy has some amazing images for you to choose from and lovely verses to complement the image that you'll embroider in class. You'll learn so much in t VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Friday 3/13/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
Continue your fast-track introduction to free motion quilting with teardrops, S-curves and spirals. You will quickly discover that once you are comfortable with these shapes quilting feathers and many other designs will be a breeze! RaNae shares with you just how easy it is to break down any co VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 3/13/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

A bold, graphic quilt made with simple patchwork. We'll discuss how to integrate several different sizes of blocks into your quilts, plus how to improvise and innovate to make the blocks your own. Let your favorite medium to large scale prints take center stage! Students will learn the "partial VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 3/13/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

Quick, easy and accurate piecing all made possible using easy piecing grid. Use ½” size grid for a delightful pincushion with a scrap catcher attached. Keep it next to your sewing machine to catch the threads and trimmings and keep your pins handy, too. You’ll have so much fun VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/13/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

Can you ever have tooooo many totes? Absolutely not, never!!! We always need something to carry all of our stuff. This easy-to-construct tote will be completed in three hours and ready to fill!! For your tote pockets, you will attach and create piping with your sergers AND insert a zipper. Plus, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 3/13/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142

Shawl, pashmina, ruana, whatever you choose to call this striking wrap; you can also call it completed in class. Take a few simple measurements (no hips, waists or busts), figure your size, tear your fabric, embellish with a pretty flatlock stitch and finish with the always popular rolled edge. L VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 3/13/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H127X, J143

Start your quilting experience on the right foot --- with Debby’s liberating, beyond-straight-lines, feed-dogs-down process. You’ll enjoy her simple methods for taking your stitches beyond beginners’ meanders and loops. In the dozen years she’s been teaching beginning mach VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 3/13/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
One of the best garments to show off your sewing skills is the classic dress shirt. However, with its many pieces, details, and top-stitching, it can be frustrating and very intimidating for new-bees as well as seasoned sewers. We'll discuss short cuts and techniques that will not only simplify c VIEW MORE...
Tammie Gerke
Friday 3/13/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114
Linings, for the most part, are unseen. However, a poorly installed lining, whether in a jacket, coat, or skirt, is there for all to see. Tammie will share her best methods for installing lining, so the garment hangs properly and remains unseen, as it should. Then learn how to add lining to garments VIEW MORE...
Carrie Emerson
Friday 3/13/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

Patterns are a basic element of the garment sewing experience, but the world of flat patterns is an ever-changing landscape. Consider the different types of patterns, the skills needed to manage those patterns, and the tools that will ensure your pattern work success. Learn to use a curved ruler VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/13/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

Curious about all of those wonderful serger feet? Come learn how to use the most popular feet available for today’s sergers. Discover how the various feet can help you insert flawless piping and zippers, create fully adjustable gathers, use flatlocking for function and form and turn fishin VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/13/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

This simple ruler can add so much variety and speed to your projects...use it to quickly decorate a jacket, make a table runner, a tree skirt or just piece 150 pieces of fabric in an hour. You will love the potential and the outcome.

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Shawnelle Cherry
Friday 3/13/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H118
Learn some creative ways to transform old or not so old garments into something new and exciting. Upcycling is a great way to breathe new life into garments you're not wearing. Shawnelle will have you looking at garments differently and share inspirational ways to add creative touches or to complete VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Friday 3/13/20
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H120, J136

Let’s make sense of stabilizers. Understanding stabilizing, what to use where, when and how can be very confusing and frustrating. In this class, we will be creating a notebook that will guide you to the correct stabilizer for all your sewing and embroidery needs. We will explore each type VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Friday 3/13/20
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

This class is all about the fun techniques you can create with embroidery. Explore the steps involved in creating a host of different in-the-hoop effects: appliqué, reverse appliqué and cutwork, fringe embroidery, 3D embroidery, embroidery with Mylar, free-standing lace and much, m VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 3/13/20
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130
When your car's not running, you go to the mechanic. Faucet drips, the plumber. Not feeling well, the physician. But where do you go when your embroidery design doesn't stitch out right? You know, that "perfect" design you saw online, beautifully flowing fills, textures, with detailed outlining. Onl VIEW MORE...
Karen Benke
Friday 3/13/20
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

Explore and become more confident about using a variety of finishing ideas for your quilts. Discussion follows an extensive handout with photos of techniques, including: unique binding applications, prairie points, scalloped borders, flanges and piping ideas. These applications will take your qui VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/13/20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J132X

There are three different methods of pattern alteration one may use - the original slash and spread, the pivot and slide which was more accurate in many cases, and now the "new" seam method which was developed off the pivot and slide but is much more "user friendly". It has produced many "Ah-ha" VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/13/20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X

Learn to use a grading ruler to change up or change down an existing pattern size. Knowing how to grade a pattern allows you to achieve correct dimension and shape for all parts of the body, regardless of what size your pattern is. You can adapt a single pattern for multiple sizes (think bridal p VIEW MORE...

Alicia Werner
Friday 3/13/20
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J134
Get the most out of your scraps by turning them into useful bags! These fun little bags can be made from rectangles, or any scraps of fabric that you can turn into a rectangle. Finish them off by using zippers you have on hand and like magic you’ve turned scraps into treasure. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/13/20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J137X

Make a tissue holder, key chain and zippered eyeglass case in the blink of an eye using the embroidery machine. See how easy it is to attach clasps, hardware and put in zippers. Join us for fun and learning during this fulfilling time together as you finish not just one or two projects... but < VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/13/20
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K148X

Once you get a pattern that fits, you can use it to make almost anything. Kathy will teach you easy ways to fit your shoulder bust and arms and then learn her wax paper techniques to copy details from finished garments and add them to your pattern. Learn how to change necklines, hemlines and slee VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
You've often admired the welt pockets on well-made garments wondering how they accomplished such a feat. Learn how with a few "tricks". Armed with the secrets to creating perfect welt pockets you’ll be able to create everything from a classic double welt to a shaped welt pocket. You can even i VIEW MORE...
Tammie Gerke
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
Have you ever fallen in love with a quilt and thought ‘That is just too difficult for me!’? The good news is that those complex quilts are not as complicated as they first appear. Let Tammie walk you through the steps to make the complex simple as you learn how to “read” the VIEW MORE...
Jill McCloy
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147

You have had it for a while, but never got comfortable or you are new to serging and want to start on the right foot. Let's take care of that. Familiarity breeds comfort and confidence, so let's get familiar with the little beast. Learn why threading order makes a difference whether you are threa VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
K149, L165
Luscious ribbons of all sizes and colors are folded and stitched in a variety of ways that transform them into beautiful flowers, buds and leaves. Kathy introduces these simple techniques along with how to hold your hands and fingers while twisting, flipping, rotating, or folding the ribbons. Lear VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

You've marveled at the large photographs that are created using small photographs...you know, the pixelated ones. Now, through the magic of software, take a beautiful photograph and create a pattern to make your very own picture quilt wall hanging using squares of fabric. To get you off to a fast VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K151, L167, M183

Spirals have been a staple in tie dye since the 60s and can provide tons of inspiration! We're going to kick them up a notch and explore several different ways to dye these fun and playful patterns including traditional tie dye as well as ice dyeing. Materials fee is paid at time of VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K152

Sewing with an unfamiliar fabric can be intimidating. What is the best way to handle a particular fabric? As an enthusiastic cosplayer, Cheryl has learned what it takes to work with many different types of fabrics. She will share the secrets of the trade to tame even the most challenging of fabri VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

Whether you are traveling or staying cozy at home, this luscious bag protects your e-reader or tablet in elegant style. A bouquet of twelve delicate roses perfectly complements the red and white fabrics and their matching picot-edged trim. A bold scrolling frame gives the embroidery depth, and th VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Try your hand at stitching 4 Patch Diamonds and setting them with a bold and beautiful single print diamond. There are NO set-in seams or funky templates. All are rotary cut using a standard acrylic ruler with a 60-degree marked line. The option of making a variety of sizes will appeal to everyon VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K155, L171, M187

Baravelle spirals are one of the simpler types among the four Simply Amazing Spirals. They have huge "Wow!" factor, yet you won't believe how easy they are! Using the techniques in RaNae's best-selling book Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts, learn to draw, color and sew a Baravelle spiral block, inclu VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY
Learn a variety of different techniques to create your own unique modern log cabin quilt blocks. The blocks are improvised, working with guidelines used to achieve certain looks. The log cabin block is one of the most versatile of all quilt blocks, allowing the creator to fool the eye, direct the e VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K157, L173, M189

This might be your first pair of leggings but it won't be your last! First, Betty will help unravel the mystery of creating a perfect fit with a multi sized pattern. Then we will move to the sergers and after 5 seams and 2 hems you will go home with some soft, comfy leggings and all the info and VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K158, L174XY

Step into the world of serging  with Pam Damour, as she shows how much fun and how easy sewing on a serger can be. You’ll make three very easy projects on the serger while learning basic skills and techniques that will stay with you a lifetime. Your kits will have everything you need, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lauren Jackson
Friday 3/13/20
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K159, L175, M191

All the materials used to make a quilt will make a difference in the final look and feel of the finished quilt. Learn when and how to use different types of fabric from quilter’s cotton to cuddle fabrics, different types of batting from cotton to wool or a combination and types and weights VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Friday 3/13/20
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161
We all know it’s important to love what you do… so why not make money doing it? It’s simple… the more money you make… the more toys you can buy! This class will cover all the basics: choosing the right machine, setting up shop, where to buy and what to sell, how muc VIEW MORE...
Tammie Gerke
Friday 3/13/20
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
Zippers are an essential part of many garments whether it is a centered, lapped, or an invisible zipper. If they are not installed properly, they can become the focal point for all the wrong reasons. Learn how to install a variety of zippers with ease and without frustration. Also, discuss adding zi VIEW MORE...
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/13/20
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
Are you new to embroidery or you’ve been embroidering a long time but you’re ready for some new challenges? Maybe you want to ramp up what you do. Glitter fabric, soft and fuzzy appliques, indestructible mylar, and Cindy’s favorite five stabilizers are just a few of the things tha VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/13/20
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

Just as figures have different shapes, the pants to fit each figure may also need to be a different shape. Flat buttocks need less curvature built into the shape of the pattern back. More rounded buttocks need more curvature built into the pattern. Learn how to use a Flex Curve to determine what VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/13/20
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L168

Learn about the specialty tools and notions used in the fashion industry for all types of pattern work, and how to use them for better, faster and more accurate results. These are the same tools found in the toolboxes of fashion professionals in NYC and Hollywood – they help you to move sw VIEW MORE...

Nancy Sapin
Friday 3/13/20
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

Explore threads -- types, weights, and uses! Discuss free motion techniques and learn how to decide what to put where. All the knowledge Nancy shares will help your projects look professional every time, and her trunk show will inspire everyone, from the very beginner to the most experienced stit VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/13/20
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

Shark Tank's Mr. Wonderful says "I need to make money!" Are you making money in your business? Yes, but is it profit or just income? Let us show you how you can know if that "green" is actually yours.

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Rae Cumbie
Friday 3/13/20
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

Try a new shape for your DIY jackets and tops. The square armhole designs of Fit for Art Patterns’ Tabula Rasa line are just what you need to sew creative, comfortable clothing that flatters and fits. In this trunk show, see how easily these woven and knit designs are to fit and construct w VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/13/20
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180

A jacket is a perfect cover-up, so Kathy learned how to make them in as little as 3 hours -- AND with the finished look of classic tailoring, using her “quik” sew techniques and fusibles. Learn what you can do on the inside to make the outside of your jackets smooth, balanced and perk VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Embroiderers' Guild of America - Dogwood Chapter
Friday 3/13/20
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181
Indulge your creativity with the new craft that is sweeping the nation...Diamond Dotz™. This is the perfect hobby to calm your mind and stimulate your sense of creativity. Learn the ins and outs as you work on your project in class. There will be lots of designs to choose from and best of VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 3/13/20
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M184

“I just don’t have enough hours in the day!” How many times have you said this when talking about your project backlog? When you adopt Cheryl’s best time and project management tips, you’ll find more time to do what you love. Make time for your sewing as you learn VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/13/20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213

Learn the fundamentals of draping pants as you work along with Joe to create a basic straight pant using a body form. Includes learning about taking proper measurements, comparing them to the body form, calculating for and drawing the initial pattern from those measurements and then tweaking it o VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Friday 3/13/20
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N198XX

Lace motifs, trims and fabric take on new life when colored with vibrant Tsukineko® fabric inks and Fabrico® markers. Whether your lace is vintage or newly purchased, its colorful focus will add dimension to your quilts, embellishment to your clothing creations and enhance your mixed medi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 3/13/20
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N200XX

Learn easy EVA Foam tricks to make shoulder armor for your next cosplay! You'll learn how to apply sewing pattern ideas to your piece as well as easy to do articulation methods. Get creative with advanced foam cutting and decorating techniques and even learn ways to disguise seams. These techniqu VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 3/13/20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N203X, P219

It could be a pillow but it's not! This cute little cross body bag, that was inspired by a Parisian bag, is sure to get noticed! Everyone will marvel at the decorative knot on the side, or... is it a knot? Don’t worry, Betty will share the secret with you and guide you every step of the way VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Friday 3/13/20
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N196, P212

The perfect bag for you is the one you can create yourself. Learn new and improved ways to make bag straps, bag bottoms, pockets, corners and zippers. Pam is a master at time-saving techniques and will demonstrate ways to improve your bag making skills as well as bag finishing techniques from her VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, March 14, 2020
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Rae Cumbie
Saturday 3/14/20
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

Paint panels for a fun embellished knit scarf using techniques and paints that do not distort the fabric. This scarf will allow you to test several different painting techniques and play with three-dimensional fabric and bead embellishments to make your scarf even more interesting. While the pain VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 3/14/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Get in on the fabric weaving craze! Warning: this is totally addictive. Heather will guide you through the basic foundation set up and how to weave a tumbling block textile. Then you will get to see several examples of how color and pattern play out in different ways using this technique. We'll d VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Saturday 3/14/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

With roots in pointillism, dotted mandalas have become very popular! Pillows, canvases, mugs, and even rocks! It's everywhere! But you can't sew with rocks! After taking a very fun dot painting class, Cindy was determined to figure out how to dot with dye on fabric. Sounds simple but it took a fe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 3/14/20
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q232X

Starting with a loved one’s picture, a little silkscreening and a few artfully placed crystals, you will create a one of a kind shirt you’ll be proud to wear. You will be transferring the picture, adding silk screens and crystals…quick and easy. Email Cindy a picture of your lo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 3/14/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

You’ve seen those lovely monogrammed and embroidered towels in the latest home magazines. Can you really create that for yourself? Join Barbara to learn all the best practices to choosing the correct stabilizer as well as hooping techniques for beautiful embroidery on towels and terry fabri VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/14/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

Elegant linen needs only the simplest of embellishments and the technique on these pillowcases is not only befitting of elegance, but easy to do. A row of decorative machine stitching is framed by two parallel rows of hemstitching stitched over color-coordinated cording. This may quickly become y VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 3/14/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

Recreate this vintage quilt using NO templates and your rotary cutter and ruler. 45-degree diamonds and simple half-square triangles swirl around a center as swallows might in the air. No y-seams make this doable for just about any quilter (who can sew with an accurate 1/4-inch seam).  VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Saturday 3/14/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

Betty has adapted one of her projects from the book, Hold Everything, that she wrote with Pam Damour. This is the perfect 'catch all' for your kitchen, sewing room or wherever you might need a beautiful storage solution. You will always be able to find your items in the basket! It's is q VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/14/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

This wallet is fast and easy to make. With only three pieces of fabric, your wallet will have a currency pocket, four card pockets and zippered pocket for loose change. The metal clasp is a cinch to use and you’ll enjoy the compliments every time you use it! Just think of all the possibilit VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/14/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Lauren Jackson
Saturday 3/14/20
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q239X, R255

Digitally printed fabric panels are all the rage right now, but how to quilt them is a lingering question. Where do you begin? Is it OK to switch thread colors? Which design do you choose? Discover the answers to these questions and more as Lauren guides you through the process of deciding where VIEW MORE...

Shawnelle Cherry
Saturday 3/14/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

When you are new to sewing, it can be a bit overwhelming and sometimes a bit daunting. What needles and threads should be used with a particular fabric, what is interfacing, when should it be used and why? Shawnelle, who works with children and adults who are beginning and continuing their sewing VIEW MORE...

Tammie Gerke
Saturday 3/14/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226
Set-in sleeves are beautiful and yet, to many, are a challenge. What seems like it should be a relatively simple task turns into a puckery, lopsided nightmare. Tammie will guide you through the process to turn that nightmare into a dream with her tried and true techniques. Before you know it, you&rs VIEW MORE...
Alicia Werner
Saturday 3/14/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

All your zipper questions will be answered in this informative class. Have you ever wondered about the differences between a molded tooth or coil tooth zipper? Which is better plastic or metal? What kind of zipper is best for my project? What does the #3 or #5 mean? All your zipper questions will VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 3/14/20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228

Are you cosplay curious? Would you like to learn how to get started but don't know where to begin? You'll learn the basics of what to know before you go to your first event, the game plan for having a great time, costume hacks, and more! Seasoned cosplayers are sure to pick up some valuable tips VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Saturday 3/14/20
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
Regardless of the machine brand you own, the end results should always be the same… beautiful stitches creating soft embroidery! Getting consistent results begins with a firm grasp of the basics. Explore hooping basics, choosing the right stabilizer, selecting appropriate needles and thread, VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/14/20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R242X

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as Co VIEW MORE...

Rae Cumbie
Saturday 3/14/20
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

Make knit garments that look great, feel fabulous and fit just the way you like. Take a look at all the new fashion knits available to DIY stitchers and consider what styles work best for each fabric. Consider a few fitting tricks that will make your knit creations hug your curves in comfortable VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/14/20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R244X

It’s amazing how much information Kathy can pack into just one hour!  This is a great session for anyone who sews garments, offering so much of what we need to know, logically and with great samples to illustrate her lessons. Learn how to decide what fabric works best for your garment VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/14/20
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form. Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper pattern (flat) to you VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 3/14/20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R248X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful stitching experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. Use Westalee Design Templates from Sampler Set 1 and Hearts to create borders that can be used in a variety of ways and di VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/14/20
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S265X

Many times, these adorable bodysuits are the first thing to come to mind when a machine embroiderer wants to foray into embroidery on knits. Then comes the excitement of bringing one (or more) home and getting ready to embroider – almost always followed by “Oh my! How am I going to do VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Saturday 3/14/20
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S268X

Explore the many ways to bind your quilts and other projects as you create a series of samples in class. Discussion includes when to use straight grain vs bias binding and how to cut both with ease and accuracy; adding miters at all angles; creating two-color binding, piping and faux piping. A r VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257

You know that old saying: “what will they think of next?” Well with regards to combining embroidery and quilting industry, innovator John Deer has opened a new door, with what we call Flexi-Quilt Elements. Creating quilting patterns for machine embroidery has never been so quick & VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

While you never really know what you’ll see in Kathy’s classroom, you can count on learning lots! And when it comes to sergers, she has much to share. Learn how to use the cover and chain stitch functions on the serger, the accessory feet that really make them sing and leave confide VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

Because the steps are the opposite of what you traditionally do in sewing, some feel like they can't conquer paper piecing. That is simply a myth! Easy steps and a little instruction allow anyone to experience not only paper piecing success but paper piecing joy! Skeptics are welcome on this "han VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260

Take your costuming for cosplay hobby to the next level by learning even more cosplay strategies for entering costume contests, having a "handler", convention survival, and more!  We asked professional cosplayers for their best tips and it may surprise you what they said.  From product suggestion VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X
Bellies, boobs, butts and backs: the four main areas of our bodies that give us our "fitting fits!" Since there are 88 different figure variations, this workshop is the beginning of building your own pattern alteration reference file. Working with half-scale practice patterns, learn how to alter for VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S262
In our hectic lives, many of us find it hard at times to dedicate time to our fashion sewing (more so if you're on the road teaching it!). Needless to say, any shortcuts that help with time as well as improve our sewing skills are greatly beneficial to the end product. In class, we'll discover un VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

Love all the collage quilts, but aren't sure where to begin? Explore artistic and technical considerations as Kaye walks through the process, including discussions about choosing fabric wisely, placement, color considerations and the fusibles and the other materials that have worked best for her VIEW MORE...

Shawnelle Cherry
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S264

Learn some unique techniques to give your basic designs more pizzazz! Shawnelle, who is a member of the Costume Designers Guild and owned her own design studio dedicated to bridal and special occasion garments, knows a thing or two about jump starting the creative process. She will share her trie VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Discover how easy it is to create your own one-of-a-kind designer scarf. Sulky's 30 wt cotton threads along with your machine’s built-in decorative stitches give your unique couture batik scarf that head turning look. Sulky's wash away stabilizer makes this project quick, easy, fun and poss VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

Have you ever found yourself digging around in the trash looking for a sewing project? Probably not! But for some reason, Connie did just that and has come up with a great way to upcycle your empty candy bag or cookie bag. Spend time preparing the bag so that it is sturdy using iron-on vinyl and VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X
Surprise! Discover how awesome your serger is as a piecing and quilting machine! Piecing with the serger is quick, easy and fun to do. Oh, and don’t forget precise too! Take serging and quilting to a whole new level as Betty shares with you all the ways to achieve  success as you piece, q VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X

Create the perfect place setting entirely on the serger. You will learn the ladder stitch, flat-lock stitch, rolled edge and overlock. Work with stabilizers, templates and binding while making this pocket placemat with matching napkin and napkin ring. Kits will be available in assorted colorways, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lauren Jackson
Saturday 3/14/20
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S271, T287X
Love the look of feathers but not sure how to get the Idea out of your head and onto fabric? Join in on the fun as we explore various types of feathers, their movement and structure as well as feather combinations that will take your average feather to Fancier Feathers in no time at all! Whether you VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/14/20
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
Seems just a few years ago, one was elated when they received a party invitation. Now, the feeling is often stressful, wondering what one can bring that isn't the cause for an allergic reaction or health hazard. Why not embroider something instead? Instead of a dozen iced cookies, why not a dozen co VIEW MORE...
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/14/20
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274
Details always make the difference! From easy tricks for the smallest of garments, to creating perfect collars, added piping, pintucks, folded tucks, puffing, spaghetti bias, rick rack, covered buttons, pearl buttons and other embellishments….. you’ll explore dozens of wa VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Saturday 3/14/20
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

Perk up your wardrobe or designs and make new creations extra special with modern embellishments presented in this colorful trunk show. See techniques that create a picture, equalize or manipulate fabric, solve a hiccup or add another level of visual and textural interest. Decorate garments insid VIEW MORE...

Tammie Gerke
Saturday 3/14/20
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276
Buttons make the outfit but even with amazing buttons a poorly executed buttonhole will ruin the look. Bound buttonholes can add an additional level of class and sophistication to any garment and can be a fun embellishment as well. In this class you will learn how to make various shapes of buttonhol VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 3/14/20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T280X

Cindy has the magic touch for getting things hooped with no stress. Just bring one of your medium size embroidery hoops to class along with a t-shirt and let Cindy be your guide for all things hooping. You will be amazed at how easy it can be to get perfectly hooped items when you take this class VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/14/20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T281X

Pashminas are wonderfully versatile scarves that can be used in a variety of different ways! What better way to spice them up than to add machine embroidery? Come learn all the stabilization and design selection techniques that allow you to achieve beautifully embroidered pashmina scarves without VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Saturday 3/14/20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T284X

Explore the alternative ways to bind your quilts and other projects as you create a series of samples in class. Discussion includes adding flanges, back to front binding, scalloped binding (and when to use it), plus hanging sleeves and prairie points. A robust workshop with finishing your quilt i VIEW MORE...

General Admission
$8.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00
Project Pouch
$5.00


Cancellation Policy:
Tickets to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo are sold on the same basis as those for cultural performances, football games and other one-time events. Mark your calendar carefully since all admission and class tickets are non-refundable. Please send someone in your place if you are unable to attend the Expo.

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