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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Judy Phillips
Wednesday 3/8/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB300X, MDB360X

Have you ever wanted to make a Collage Quilt and weren’t sure where to start? We have streamlined the process for you! Come prepared to leave with the beginnings of a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Each of these quilts are unique and take on a personality all their own. The collage technique ad VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 3/8/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting of your three-dimensional figure. Join expert fitter and designer Joe Vecchiarelli in this day long draping experience, as you work on your own dress form to create your personal bodice sloper -- your bo VIEW MORE...

Judy Kessinger
Wednesday 3/8/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

This is the day Judy shares something exciting with her sewing friends. Known as The Fit Doctor, Judy will spend the day administering to you -- dosing you with a new enthusiasm for sewing clothes you’ll love to wear, as she diagnoses and treats the causes of your diminished enthusiasm abou VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Wednesday 3/8/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X

Planning a new adventure? Or just dreaming of planning one? Let us help you to get ready to go! During this full-day class, we will be embroidering several travel items – a couple of leather luggage tags, a cosmetic bag/dopp kit and a straw sun visor. We will also create your choice of a fa VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Wednesday 3/8/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X

This dress exudes cool stylish comfort. From the high scooped neck to the slightly tapered hem, this dress will be your summer go to. Make it up in linen for a crisp put together look or soft cotton sateen for the perfect weekend get together. With unusual style lines, pockets and optional trim a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Wednesday 3/8/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB305X, MDB365X

This is one class you do not want to miss. Curves take your quilt to a much higher level. This combined with some paper piecing makes it even more impressive and better yet, it is easy to do. Let Nelly show you her process to make perfect curves and learn the easiest paper piecing technique to co VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Wednesday 3/8/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB306X, MDB366X

Spend the day with Kathy serging-up a tunic 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, working with ribbing and interlock, perfect neck bindings, hems of all kind VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Wednesday 3/8/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB307X, MDB367X

Using basic shapes and minimal measurements, you will design and make a one-of-a-kind jacket. Once the design is finalized, you will join strips of lovely rayons to create a unique fabric for your base. Vary the fabric widths to add interest. You can even bring some pre-embroidered swatches to in VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/9/23
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X

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 kn VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/9/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 3X, B19

No drawing ability needed, really. You'll use simple stencils to trace designs onto freezer paper-backed muslin…. how easy is that? Then, starting with crayons, you'll simply color (mostly inside the lines). Jill will help you with shading and application techniques, then take you VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/9/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Hands down, the two most popular projects for those new to machine embroidery are t-shirts and towels. Learn the proper way to stabilize these unusual fabrics, hooping techniques for those hard-to-hoop items and how to choose the right embroidery designs for your project. Join us to see how easy VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 3/9/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

The goal: to become confident about choosing and executing quilting motifs which enhance the piecing on a quilt. Sometimes background fillers are the best answer, since they can elevate a quilt, giving it that little extra. Explore how to select, draw and stitch many background fillers, some base VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Thursday 3/9/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Always loved the look of hexagon quilts? Intrigued with Grandma’s flower gardens, but don’t want to spend months hand piecing? Then this class is for you. In this class, you will learn how to make and piece a variety of different hexagon quilts all on your domestic sewing machine. And VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 3/9/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

Join Donelle for a 'Play Date' using templates for quilting. No free motion or template quilting experience needed. Donelle will take you through the basics and then you will have the opportunity to 'play' with the templates to experience the ease of quilting with templates. She w VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Thursday 3/9/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

Are you new to sergers or curious about what they can do? In this hands-on class, you will learn a variety of serger techniques; quilt piecing, easy zipper insertion and even “crochet” lace! You will learn about the different types of serger stitches and when to use them, giving you a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/9/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
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 s VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter Educators
Thursday 3/9/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

Are you a quilter that has many quilt tops made, but not yet quilted? Are you tired of sending out your quilts and paying someone else to finish them? A longarm quilting machine might be the right move for you, but it is a big investment and can be a very intimidating step. Let us help educate yo VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/9/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

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 3/9/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4

Seams. They are what bring our projects together. Seams are simple enough, fabric brought together with needle and thread. Is it really all that simple or could you improve upon your craft by using a not so obvious seam choice? Dive into the world of seams and discover benefits to moving away fro VIEW MORE...

Judy Phillips
Thursday 3/9/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

Finding the latest and greatest notions and gadgets to make the most of our sewing and quilting experience is fun! It also makes our craft so much more enjoyable. But more important is understanding how to use them. In this lecture we will go through many products on the market to help elevate ou VIEW MORE...

Kelly Garcia
Thursday 3/9/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

Kelly is a quilter who took her skills to the next logical step and became a longarm quilter. She will share with you what she has learned along the way such as what she looks for, what she likes to see, what she hates to see and how to deal with the issues that come up when you take on a project VIEW MORE...

Nancy Sapin
Thursday 3/9/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

When time is a factor and you are in a pinch for that special gift, Nancy, the Queen of Small Projects, will share her secrets and show you how easy it is to refurbish, renew and remake usable items into quick handmade gifts in no time. A handmade gift is so much more special than something just VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/9/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20

You have seen them in the best shops, online and in catalogs. Those dress shirts with smooth plackets, matching pockets, crisp collars, and unique detail finishes. These features are easier to duplicate than you might think! We will discuss fabric selection. Do you have to use woven fabrics or wo VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/9/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21

We so very often have bodies that have different lengths and different widths from side to side from center front and center back! Amazingly we are not all symmetrical, but patterns are made for only the right side. No wonder we have fitting issues. Sometimes it is just a little difference and so VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C33, D49XY

Have you struggled with sleeves that are too big, too small, or just don’t seem quite right? Join Joe for this hands-on sleeve pattern drafting class. You will be using your very own measurements to create a pattern that is perfect for you. Once you have a basic well-fitting sleeve, you can VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C34, D50, E66

Create the only pant pattern you’ll need for years to come! Measurements and visual keys are the foundation for creating your own custom pants pattern. Each member of the class will receive a visual fit chart on which Kathy will analyze and record the changes you’ll be making to your VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C35, D51XY

Inspired by days gone by, these sewing boxes allowed you to carry all the necessary supplies in one meticulously organized box. This box is designed to open like a flower when the top of the box is removed, exposing “petals” that will hold a variety of your sewing notions. All you nee VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36

When sewists talk about sergers do you feel like you need a translator? Upper loopers…lower loopers… chain loopers…differential feed…five needles….WHAT??? You have got to be kidding! Kathy will start at the VERY BEGINNING, explaining the ins and outs of sergers VIEW MORE...

Kris Vierra
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY

You love finishing quilts and now you are thinking about making some extra money on the side or even going into business full-time, but where do you start? There are many questions to be answered when starting and running a longarm business including startup, pricing, scheduling, attracting, and VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY

Tired of digging through your purse every time you need something? Get organized with these handy purse accessories! This notebook measures 4.5 by 3.5 inches, fits easily in your purse, and is completely done in the embroidery hoop. There is even a place to hold your pen! The matching purse pouch VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Dianne Springer
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

If you’re a quilter, you have probably made several quilts in your lifetime. There is nothing like a cozy quilt to wrap yourself up in. Now, you can sit on one too! In this class, you will use a basic piecing technique to create a new “quilt-like” top for this handy stool and le VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

While working on this elegant and contemporary wall quilt you will explore several techniques to make and applique circles. Strip piece the piano keys and then cut a gentle free form curve to create. via seam or applique, a frame for the bubbles. The applique may be done by hand or machine. Inclu VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

Each class we take, we learn new techniques and often forget them if they are not used right away. What if you there were a way to build a notebook of technique pages so that it is handy, and you don’t forget?  Nancy will show you how to create your own book of “technique pages&r VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

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 their dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C43, D59, E75

Everyone has that favorite tee that seems to go with everything and then suddenly, they stop making them. Join Nick in a “make it better and make it yours” exploration in pattern making. In class we will knock off your tee and make up a muslin out of that pattern. Then we will make so VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter Educators
Thursday 3/9/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

Are you fascinated by free motion quilting, but not sure where to start? Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting. Let us show you that it is easier than you think! Learn from the experts how to create gorgeous continuous line quilting designs by connecting simple s VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/9/23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D52XY

Hurray! Back to hands-on Classes! Bring a pair of scissors and some “Scotch” tape and have a hands-on experience in using the Seam Method of pattern alteration. It is an amazing way to get your patterns to fit your body. Of the three different methods of pattern alteration, the seam m VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/9/23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F81X, G 97

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
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/9/23
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F83XX

Pleated drapery panels are all the rage, and with more pleating options than ever before. In this combination lecture/demo/hands on class, Pam will take you through all the steps involved in making custom pleated drapery panels. Learn the secret of eight distinct types of pleats and how to use ea VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, March 10, 2023
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Friday 3/10/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H114X, J130

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...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 3/10/23
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H115X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason, it makes free motion quilting quicker and easier! Meet me at the drawing board to draw the stitch patterns you will use on your quilt blocks. The process is made easy using quilting templates to bring out the DESIGNER in you! Drawing your qu VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 3/10/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

Samples, samples, and more samples! Make samples of twin needle tucks, edge joining tucks, edge stitching tucks, embellished tucks, hooped embroidery, non-hooped embroidery, stitch manipulation that will inspire and delight. You could make the samples into a reference notebook to refer to again a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Friday 3/10/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Urban Garden is one of Nelly’s newest modern designs. The inspiration comes from empty walls of buildings, high and low, that are being transformed into beautiful hanging gardens all throughout the world to help combat pollution. Learn some of the tricks to strip piece this modern quilt usi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 3/10/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

Elevate your garments and take them to the next level with a tried-and-true workroom secret. Don’t let the title fool you, this is one of the ways designers make ordinary garments look extraordinary. We will look at the possibilities of shaped openings and learn a way to make them fast and VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kelly Garcia
Friday 3/10/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

Although Tumbling Triangles looks complex, you will quickly learn that having the right tool, the V Block® tool, makes all the difference! Begin by choosing the size you want to make, then choose two contrasting fabrics and you are on your way to making a lovely quilt.  Kelly will be you VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Friday 3/10/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

Everyone needs a simple yet stylish bag to take with them on a cruise or a sewing retreat. This versatile bag can be transformed, in a matter of moments, from a shoulder bag to a backpack and back again making it convenient no matter where you go. This bag has zippered pockets to keep your import VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/10/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

The perfect place to organize your papers and knickknacks! Learn how easy it is to create perfect bindings by serger using fusible thread! You will walk away with a completed organizer, ready to hang on a wall at home. It is guaranteed to perfectly match your décor because you bring the fabric. < VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter Educators
Friday 3/10/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base and Sure Foot, and how to achieve accu VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/10/23
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H113, J129

We judge a pattern by its fit and whether it flatters our figure. Do you find that commercial patterns are created with one body shape in mind, and that shape is never yours? Get the most out of your store-bought patterns by learning Joe’s techniques that will help you alter any pattern to VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 3/10/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

So, you just got your first embroidery machine (and/or new set of embroidery designs) and you've been stitching away but what to do with all the amazing designs you have stitched? Turn those stitched-out embroidery samples, that you worked so hard on, into something beautiful. Discover how si VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/10/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

Hop into 'TOPS’ with Kathy as she shares her unique sewing techniques that are faster, easier, and get better results than many traditional approaches. The discussion will include information about interfacings, straight and fusible tapes, and bias. To “top” it off, Kathy wi VIEW MORE...

Judy Phillips
Friday 3/10/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

Finding the latest and greatest notions and gadgets to make the most of our sewing and quilting experience is fun! It also makes our craft so much more enjoyable. But more important is understanding how to use them. In this lecture we will go through many products on the market to help elevate ou VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Friday 3/10/23
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J132X

The secret is out! A great bag does not just happen, it takes research, engineering, and planning to succeed. Pam has done all the research and is going to share her discoveries with you. She will help you determine the best stabilizers, zippers, and hardware for your bag, as well as demonstrate VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/10/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J133

Frustrations abound with the challenge of fitting anything other than a B cup for the bust. So, whether you are larger or smaller, full, or flat, rounded or pointed, or some other interesting combination, this is the class that will help you come out a winner in the fitting battle with the bust! VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/10/23
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K150X

Did you know that you can create a perfect welt pocket using your embroidery machine? During this class, you will see how easy it is to create both the pocket and the welt opening using machine embroidery. You will walk away with this adorable tote bag, complete with applique and a functioning we VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 3/10/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

Let's be honest, a classic dress shirt (especially in menswear) can be boring!! Let’s liven it up with some well-placed seams or some awesome color blocking or a combination of the two. What if you added texture? Let’s go inside the mind of Jim Suzio to see what other artful and c VIEW MORE...

Kris Vierra
Friday 3/10/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

Sewing machines are incredibly simple to use. Place the fabric under the presser foot, push down on the pedal, and you are off. No problem, until something goes wrong. Whether you are brand new to sewing or have been at it for a while, this class will help improve your skills by helping you under VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 3/10/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K147, L163, M179

Let us make a sample booklet! This four-page, double-sided sampler displays a variety of sashiko designs, woven sashiko and a bit of boro technique. The cover will include boro and an original dragonfly design and is lined with pockets to keep all your sashiko tools together. Learn to make a twis VIEW MORE...

Nancy Sapin
Friday 3/10/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148

That IS the question! Nancy will take the confusion out of applique while we consider what should be fused vs what should not and what to do next. As a bonus we will explore dimensional applique as opposed to traditional applique. This one-hour trunk show will answer questions you did not know yo VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/10/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K149

Kathy's specialty is finding faster and easier ways to fit and sew clothes. Kathy will teach you how to create styles that will fit and compliment your own personal shape. How to make clothes that are comfortable to wear and make you look marvelous. After she shows you how it is done, you hav VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/10/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

“Little French Bonnet” is loved the world over and is possibly our most well attended class at Martha Pullen. This sweet bonnet is the perfect project for those who have never done any heirloom sewing, those who need a refresher course or those who want a handmade, precious baby gift. VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Deb Atchison
Friday 3/10/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K152, L168, M184

Looking to get your feet wet before you dive into the world of Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP)? Whether you are a beginner or experienced quilter, you will learn how easy foundation paper piecing can be when you learn these fool proof methods. The best part is there is not a single Y-Seam in this VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Friday 3/10/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
Sunrise in The Smokies creates a lovely display of color and shape in this simple yet elegant modern design. Using a roll of 2.5-inch-wide fabric strips, some white fabric and a few piecing tricks you will be able to stitch your very own sunrise. Nelly will share her process for playing with co VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 3/10/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Quick and easy is exactly what this bag is all about. It is made completely on the serger. Learn how to insert a decorative zipper and attach a removable strap with a swivel clip. It has a flat bottom and is very versatile. Lengthen the strap and it becomes a cross body bag, shorten it some and i VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 3/10/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

This little jacket will quickly become one of your favorites to throw on over a tee or button up shirt. It looks just as at home with jeans as it does with a tank dress. Create your very own out of a mid-weight cotton, with inspiration from Nick’s collection. He will show the various possib VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter Educators
Friday 3/10/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or considering a quilting busin VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/10/23
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L161, M177

Learn the fundamentals of draping pants as you work along with Joe to create a basic straight pant using a body form. This 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 VIEW MORE...

Kris Vierra
Friday 3/10/23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L162XY

Social media and the web are the must have tools to grow and expand your business. So why do you need both? Kris will cover everything from websites to Facebook and Instagram. Students will learn the basics of social media and the best use to benefit your business. Is there a best time to post? H VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 3/10/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

Why complain about the lack of shirt pattern selections when all you have to do is make your own? You may already have that perfect or close to perfect shirt hanging in your closet. Simply take the shirt you already like and re-draft it to one you love! Jim will explain how easily you can replace VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/10/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165

You CAN fit the seat of your pants by knowing how your shape differs from the pattern shape! Learn how using a Flexible Curve can give you a picture of yourself that you will never get with a camera. Curves matter! Learn how to shape the pattern for your shape. Learn the correct order to check yo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/10/23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L166XY

Want to take your greeting card game to the next level? With machine embroidery, you can! Learn how to successfully embroider heavy cardstock as you create these whimsical greeting cards. There will be several subjects from which to choose and, as a bonus, you will be able to access all the embro VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Friday 3/10/23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N200X, P216

Love the idea of reduce, reuse, and recycle? This class will walk you through how to make a fun and easy purse from a recycled pair of jeans. You will also reuse the built-in jean pockets, so they become functional pockets on your “new” fashionable bag. This is a great beginner projec VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 3/10/23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217

Learning how to execute perfect miters to professionally finish the corners of your home décor, garment and quilting projects. In this technique workbook class, you’ll learn mitered corners with and without linings, mitered banding, mitered borders, reverse miters, asymmetrical miters and m VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/11/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q225X, R241

In a perfect world, all figures would be alike – in perfect form. In the real world, we come in all shapes and sizes. Learn what comes first in selecting the right size, what measurements you need, conduct measurement analysis to determine where and what to change for a “combo pack&rd VIEW MORE...

Nick Coman
Saturday 3/11/23
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X

How often have we seen that piece of fabric that takes our breath away, but said what would I do with it, and how do I sew it? You’ve come to the right place. This class covers choosing appropriate styles and sewing techniques for fine and unusual fabrics. Nick will demonstrate sewing on a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/11/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Take an ordinary line-art embroidery design and make it extraordinary with color! Learn how easy it is to add dimensions and color to a line-art embroidery design with crayons. Even if you have little artistic ability, you will be able to create a beautiful picture! During this class, we will emb VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Saturday 3/11/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

Tired of quilts that have more waves than Miss America? Want to learn to miter single or multiple borders without worry? Maybe you just want to spice up your same old borders and binding with something new: like scallops, flanges, or prairie points. Join Kris as she covers basic and advanced bind VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kelly Garcia
Saturday 3/11/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

Refraction is mix of diamond rectangle units and squares that make the simple look complicated. The Diamond Rects® tool will make this project so easy to complete that you will want to make table runners for all occasions. Begin by learning how to identify the markings on the tool. Once comfo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 3/11/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

Join Donelle for a 'Play Date' using templates for quilting. No free motion or template quilting experience needed. Donelle will take you through the basics and then you will have the opportunity to 'play' with the templates to experience the ease of quilting with templates. She w VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Saturday 3/11/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

This elegant placemat and napkin set is perfect for anyone new to sergers or looking for a refresher course. Piecing on the serger is a fast and very “neat” way of piecing. Learn the difference between 3 and 4 thread overlock, rolled hem stitches and how and when they are used. See ho VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/11/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

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
Handi Quilter Educators
Saturday 3/11/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

Are you a quilter that has many quilt tops made, but not yet quilted? Are you tired of sending out your quilts and paying someone else to finish them? A longarm quilting machine might be the right move for you, but it is a big investment and can be a very intimidating step. Let us help educate yo VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Nancy Sapin
Saturday 3/11/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

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...

Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/11/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228

Jill started making dolls at a very young age and has been teaching doll making for decades. She will help you get familiar with face making, what materials to use and the best way to use them. When making dolls, the hands and feet play a special part. Pick up a few ideas for shaping them, and si VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/11/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229

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...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/11/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

The details are often found in the finishing of a project. But how often have we come to the hem of a shirt and gotten careless because we thought no one would see it? Let’s change it up so those hems can hang out, so to speak. When you start thinking “outside the box” you can c VIEW MORE...

Nick Coman
Saturday 3/11/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

Have you ever altered a pattern to fit your body and found after all was said and done that yes, it fit, but didn't look like the pattern envelope any longer? That's because patterns are just a template -- a place for you to start. Join Nick Coman in this jam-packed overview of how the industry VIEW MORE...

Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/11/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244

You WILL have fun in this class, in fact we dare you not to! Add a little surprise to your quilts with dozens of embellishment ideas. Begin with couching, add free-motion doodling, decorative stitches by hand and machine, dimensional appliques, fabric manipulation, and tucks. Now add coloring, sp VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/11/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245

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 sequential tension formula that works on any model and with all thread typ VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Brandi Wright
Saturday 3/11/23
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S258X

Do not judge a book by its cover or its bookmark. There is a lot of technique wrapped up in this small project. Make one for yourself or one for your favorite bookworm. You will learn everything you need to know to dive into the world of hand embroidery. Learn a variety of hand stitches, how to a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Saturday 3/11/23
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S262X

Come learn to create and personalize this pieced mug rug all in-the-hoop on an embroidery machine. Piecing in-the-hoop is easy, precise and produces beautiful results! Use this instead of a coaster (or a napkin) to keep your tabletop dry and stylish! Make a set for yourself and more to give as gi VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/11/23
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257

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
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/11/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S259, T275X

Did you know that most geometric smocking designs are made up of just four basic stitches, configured in different ways? The age-old technique of hand-stitching on pleated fabric is appreciated by all, and can be used in so many ways! Smocking is found not only on vintage garments, but is showing VIEW MORE...

Deb Atchison
Saturday 3/11/23
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260

Have you heard of or attempted Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP), but just can’t wrap your brain around it? Do you like to sew with precision and want to achieve perfectly crisp points? If either of these sound like you, then come to this class to learn how FPP is not as complicated as you mig VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/11/23
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261

Often, it’s the collar or cuff construction that can make or break a garment. We will delve into professional construction techniques as well as innovative methods to create interest in your collars or cuffs. What is on the inside of that collar? Does it matter? Can you really jazz up a col VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/11/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

Sunflower Mini is the third and final piece in Jill’s mini flower series. Start by making a simple paper pieced base with an appliquéd vase. Then make cheerful sunflowers using a simple double sided petal technique enhanced with a bit of colored pencil and a raw edge yo-yo center with some VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Saturday 3/11/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

This awesome functional basket is as much fun to make and keep as it is to fill up and give away as a hand-crafted gift. Enjoy the camaraderie of classmates while learning the basics of fabric wrapped corded bowls. Learn how to stabilize the handle, how to create a swirl pattern and make your bow VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 3/11/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

Nick has done it again! He has taken the great parts of the Magic Jacket and transformed it into a Boho, tunic length vest. Perfect for spring and summer layering, it will certainly become your go-to vest. From the inseam button band to the cute, gathered pockets it is sure have people asking, &l VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/11/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

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
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/11/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

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 their dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/11/23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T273X

We all have garments in our wardrobe that fit well and feel fabulous when worn. Wouldn’t it be great if you could take a pattern from those same finished garments and create a whole new wardrobe of styles inspired by your favorite looks? Kathy will guide you through the process of taking a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Embroiderers' Guild of America-Dogwood Chapter
Saturday 3/11/23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X

Chicken scratch embroidery is also known as Broderie Suisse, Australian Cross Stitch, and Depression Lace. This simple embroidery technique on gingham fabric gives a very lacy and intricate look that appears to take far more time and energy than it actually does. But we will keep that as our litt VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/11/23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T277X

There is a lot to learn about our arms. Sometimes patterns need to be changed a bit to get them to fit comfortably and/or correctly. There are many different arm variations that make it difficult to find a sleeve pattern that fits all. Learn how and why we can add width to a sleeve without changi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Saturday 3/11/23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T278X

Looking for a quick and easy gift you can make for your family and friends? This in-the-hoop paper pieced potholder is just what you’re looking for. With just a few clicks on your embroidery machine you can complete this simple but versatile project. Take it a step further by putting the pa VIEW MORE...

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

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