Class Descriptions for Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Judy Phillips
Wednesday 3/6/24
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...

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 3/6/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

Discover the art of precision in garment fitting with a unique hands-on experience led by expert fitter and designer, Joe Vecchiarelli. In this immersive draping workshop, you will transcend the limitations of flat patterns and embark on a journey to tailor a three-dimensional masterpiece that pe VIEW MORE...

Judy Kessinger
Wednesday 3/6/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

Spend the day with Judy and learn all the tips and tricks to making the PERFECT jacket for your lifestyle that fits perfectly and adds zing to your wardrobe. Even beginners can accomplish this simple pattern that fits with your choice of fabric and closure and then finishes with fun details. Zipp VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karla Herrin
Wednesday 3/6/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X

Looking for something fun, different or even a little bizarre? If that piques your interest, come join us for a day packed with creativity and excitement as we make some eccentric footwear! Everyone needs shoes that match their bag and now you can make them yourself!

 

Br VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Wednesday 3/6/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X

These feet were not made for walking, let Jill show you what they can do. Using the right accessory foot will allow you to sew with accuracy and speed while achieving gorgeous results. Learn a variety of quilting techniques while making this decorative 17-inch sampler. By learning the purpose of VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Deborah Gansberger
Wednesday 3/6/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB305X, MDB365X

The Mariner's Compass is one of the earliest quilt patterns and highly coveted by quilters abroad. The sharpest points on a Mariner’s Compass are achieved by using advanced foundation paper piecing techniques. This class is for those that have some knowledge of paper/foundation piecing VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Wednesday 3/6/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB306X, MDB366X

Let us have a Serger Party…. A Sleepover Party that is! Serge a knit pajama top and a pair of woven cotton pajama pants. This top has a crisscross yoke accented with serger piping and decorative serging. If you add a little length, the top can be worn as a tunic or as a nightshirt. Do you VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 3/7/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 2X, B18

Dig into the captivating world of indigo sun prints on fabric! You have marveled at the beauty of these dark indigo prints on paper, and now it is time to transfer that magic onto fabrics. From linen to denim, these prints can transform garments into stunning details, panels, or even complete out VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Laura Kay Houser
Thursday 3/7/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 3X, B19

Indulge in creative harmony as you join us in crafting a delightful hexagon flower candle mat. This workshop seamlessly blends the precision of English paper piecing with the cozy charm of wool applique, offering a unique and rewarding crafting experience. Illuminate your space with the warm glow VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/7/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X

The fashions of athleisure -- yoga pants, leggings, and tops -- are now part of our everyday wardrobes. And they are 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 knits of all VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Thursday 3/7/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Transform your worn-out jeans into stylish masterpieces in this creative class! Learn the art of using paint and stencils to add flair and a touch of bling to your denim collection. Discover the trendy comeback of bell bottoms and explore techniques to seamlessly add fabric for a fashionable twis VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karla Herrin
Thursday 3/7/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

From rags and scraps to riches. Explore three different styles of bracelet bling including machine embroidery in-the-hoop and sewing machine decorative stitches. Complete your outfit with matching bracelets for a total fashion statement. Using supplies and fabrics you may already have in your sew VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/7/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

A trio of dragonflies flirt with the moon on this little charmer. Tapered satin stitch branches hold luscious willow leaves. The dragonfly wings are enhanced with delicate stitching. You'll learn a nifty mitering technique as well as some free motion stitching. Not a free motion fan? Y VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/7/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

Little French Bonnet is loved all over the world and is 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. The techniques use VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/7/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

Join this comprehensive workbook class where you will explore six essential serger techniques. Gain a deeper understanding of your serger and acquire valuable skills that will enhance your overall sewing proficiency. Master the art of using your serger to:

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Hands on Workshop
Amanda Gerard
Thursday 3/7/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

This Triple Zip Crossbody is a stylish and functional hipster bag designed for convenience and practicality. The use of waterproof canvas, which is custom printed in our Oceanside Headquarters office, adds a personalized touch to the bag.

 

Three zipper pockets are handy VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Thursday 3/7/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

Unlock the world of efficient quilting with the 3 Yard Serger Quilt! In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to achieve an accurate ¼-inch seam on a serger to streamline the quilting process. With just three yards of coordinating fabric, you will create a stunning and cozy lap size q VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 3/7/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

Join us for a Play Date using templates for quilting. No free motion or template quilting experience needed. You will walk through the basics and then play with the templates to experience the ease of quilting with them. You will also be shown how to use the templates and accessories (all provide VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/7/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

Discover the unparalleled efficiency and precision that comes with shaping your garment on a dress form. Dive into the world of seamless adjustments, effortlessly manipulating sizing materials to mirror your unique silhouette in an instant.

 

Bid farewell to the frustrati VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/7/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

So many of us sewists sew alone and we need to fit ourselves. The easiest way to do this is to use the Measurement Method of fitting as we cannot reach our backs easily. And how many of us need different changes on each side of our body? Patterns are made for the right side. When our left side is VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/7/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

Bust the Myth: Embrace Paper Piecing Success with Ease! Contrary to traditional sewing steps, paper piecing may seem challenging, but it is time to debunk that myth. Join us for a transformative experience where simple steps and expert guidance turn skeptics into believers. Discover the joy of pa VIEW MORE...

Nancy Sapin
Thursday 3/7/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20

Unlock the world of free motion stitching with Nancy, a National Educator proudly representing Sulky of America. Yes, it is all free motion! Join us as Nancy shares her easy approach to learning and mastering free motion stitching, empowering you to unleash your creativity in quilting, landscapes VIEW MORE...

Judy Phillips
Thursday 3/7/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21

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...

Tamara Evans
Thursday 3/7/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C35X

Join us as we discuss real-life examples of embroidery gone bad, unraveling the contributing culprits and exploring proactive solutions to avoid future mistakes. Engage in a lively session of Can this stitch-out be saved? Beginners and seasoned embroiderers alike will learn the VIEW MORE...

Joyce Keske
Thursday 3/7/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C36X

Understand the process of basic digitizing for machine embroidery in this lecture-demo class where you will learn diverse features within the Embrilliance software such as applique, redwork, intricate fill stitches, and lettering techniques to create unique designs. Dive into the world of digitiz VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/7/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C39X

Step into the world of mastering the feet on your sewing machine with Foot Feats II – your gateway to a universe of creative possibilities! Unleash the power of classic tucks, pin tucks, flipped tucks, stitch in the ditch for garment sewing and quilting, edge stitching, and the art VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/7/24
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
C33, D49

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...

Hands on Workshop
Amanda Gerard
Thursday 3/7/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C34, D50XY

This comprehensive class is tailored for those new to the world of PDF patterns. Amanda will begin with the fundamentals of printing and all the steps leading up to assembling your pattern, including understanding printer settings and why they are important. Master the art of placing PDF VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/7/24
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37

Unlock the secret to perfect-fitting pants! Ever find yourself scrutinizing your backside in the mirror, frustrated by the wrinkles in your pants? Pants fitting can be a challenge, but fear not—we have the solutions! Join us as we dive into the nuances of pant fitting, exploring the reasons VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jessica Kaufman
Thursday 3/7/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY

Have you experienced the captivating world of ice dyeing? Prepare to be positively addicted as you witness the magic unfold! Ice dyeing involves applying safe, easy-to-use fiber-reactive dye powders over ice, resulting in ethereal, intricate, and completely unique color effects that are never the VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Thursday 3/7/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

Join us for an exciting exploration of appliqué techniques as we delve into five different ways, from flat to dimensional. Led by Nancy, this class is designed to offer a focused learning experience without the pressure of another project to add to your shelf.

 

In this h VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Thursday 3/7/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

If you're new to sewing and feeling a bit overwhelmed, join Kris in this beginner-friendly class where she demystifies the sewing machine. Learn to navigate your machine with confidence as we delve into thread and needle selections, tackle various fabric types, troubleshoot common mistakes, a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/7/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It is the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you are 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...

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Hands on Workshop
Legit Kits Ambassador
Thursday 3/7/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

Embark on an exciting quilting journey with our Building Blocks mini quilt class! Discover the revolutionary block approach crafted by Legit Kits and unravel the secrets to frustration-free sewing. No curves or Y seams are involved, just pure quilting joy! The Building Blocks mini quilt features VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/7/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

Join this dynamic workshop where you will create three stylish bags exclusively using a serger. Designed to be completed in just three hours, you will not only produce beautiful bags but also gain valuable skills applicable to a range of projects. Start your bag-making journey with the Easy Bindi VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 3/7/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

Unlock the mystery of the fly front zip with our comprehensive class covering three versions: wide-faced (perfect for most men's wear), narrow-faced (typically found in women's wear), and unfaced, suitable for any garment in need of a fly front. Once you master this technique, you will fe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Tamara Evans
Thursday 3/7/24
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D51XY

Let’s face it - hooping is not at the top of anyone’s list of why they embroider. However, proper hooping is vital to successful embroidery outcomes! The perfect combination of stabilizer and fabric for the design is pointless if not hooped correctly. Hooping does not have to be tedio VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/7/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52

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...

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/7/24
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D53XY

Unlock the Secrets of Sweatshirt Mastery! Join us for a comprehensive class covering what to do and not do, tips, tricks, and shortcuts. From critical choices to creative options, you will leave feeling like you have graduated from Sweatshirt University. Discover how to craft unique, comfortable, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Thursday 3/7/24
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D55, E71

Seeing what you digitized stitched out is an important part of the digitizing process. In this hands-on class you will see the designs created in our Intro to Embrilliance lecture class come to life in-the-hoop on an embroidery machine! Watch how features used within the software such as VIEW MORE...

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Pattie Otto
Thursday 3/7/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

The alphabet has taken over the world of modern knit fabrics! ITY, DBP, DTY and more all add to the confusion. Names like Ponte de Roma, Performance, Liverpool and Scuba can cause your head to spin. Get to know the fiber, feel and properties of these hi-tech knits and how to sew with them. Pattie VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/7/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68

Step into the Spotlight: Join us for a live showcase of Jim's Greatest Hits from 'Make It Monday'! Experience the magic up close as we bring your favorite sewing, serging, and crafting tutorials to life. From thread to fabric, discover a world of creative possibilities – there i VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Thursday 3/7/24
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
F85X

Unlock a treasure box of Pattie's tips and tricks for garment sewing – okay, maybe not a million, but enough to elevate your garment sewing game! Gain the confidence to conquer both woven and knit projects as you dive into the world of professionally finished shirt pockets and collars, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/7/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F87X, G103

Three-dimensional machine embroidery is gaining popularity among enthusiasts. Jim has produced a way for you to recreate this 3D lotus flower that literally blooms before your eyes upon completion- all done in-the-hoop on an embroidery machine! Use it as a stunning centerpiece on the table for yo VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Thursday 3/7/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105

Ready to take your sewing journey to the next level? If you've conquered the basics but crave more, join Kris in this empowering class. Learn the essential techniques to confidently sew zippers, set in sleeves, and line garments—all crucial steps in becoming an experienced sewist. Gain VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/7/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F92X, G108

Discover the art of creating your own unique kimono-style jacket with just shoulder and length measurements – no bust or hip fuss! Join Jill for an inspiring fashion journey where creativity knows no bounds. In this hands-on class, you will design and craft your personalized garment, guided VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, March 8, 2024
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/8/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H113X, J129

Master the Art of Sleeve Crafting: In this immersive class led by Joe, you will bid farewell to ill-fitting sleeves and unlock the secrets to drafting your perfect sleeve pattern. Say goodbye to sleeves that are too big or too small – with Joe's expert guidance, you will create a custom VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Friday 3/8/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H115X, J131

Feeling a bit unstable in your crafting projects? Join Nancy for a deep dive into the world of stabilizers, with a special focus on Sulky stabilizers. In this hands-on class, Nancy will break down stabilizers into four color-coded categories, providing a clear roadmap for your crafting journey. VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jessica Kaufman
Friday 3/8/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

Break out of the indigo-only box and immerse yourself in the world of Shibori dyeing! In this hands-on class, you will learn how to clamp, bind, fold, or twist fabric to create a myriad of variations on traditional Shibori patterns. The best part? We are using easy, effective, low-impact fiber-re VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Tamara Evans
Friday 3/8/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Rope bowls are easy to make and a welcome gift for everyone on your list for any occasion! While they have become quite popular in retail environments, do not overlook the unlimited creative opportunities they afford when you make them yourself. In this hands-on class, we will explore diverse typ VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Judy Phillips
Friday 3/8/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

Indulge in a burst of creativity in the DIVA Wallet class—an opportunity to showcase your unique personality through fabric! Design a stylish wallet featuring six card pockets, two open pockets, and a zippered pocket. Watch as your fabric kit comes to life as you personalize every detail of VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Friday 3/8/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

There are over a dozen different ways to finish a seam and each one serves a different purpose. Flat felled, French, serged, lapped, and taped to mention a few are based on the fabric type, garment style, and desired outcome. Knowing a variety of seam finishing techniques allows you to choose the VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/8/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

Unbelievable! In just a few hours, you can craft a whole knit tee-top – no kidding! We promise it is quick, easy, and looks incredibly professional, all thanks to your trusty serger. Join us for a hands-on workshop where we have chosen a luscious, soft-as-butter knit paired with dyed-to-mat VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Friday 3/8/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

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 how to go around corners with piping! You will learn about the different types of serger stitches and when to use them, giving VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 3/8/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

Introducing our simple shift dress – the perfect choice for a casual yet polished look. Pin tucks at the neck and hem not only provide an excellent fit but also add a contemporary flair to this versatile piece. With options for sleeveless or 3/4 sleeves, there is something for everyone.

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Jim Suzio
Friday 3/8/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

Unleash Your Style: From Ordinary to Extraordinary! Elevate the back yoke of your standard dress shirt with bold flair. Join us for a transformative session where we dive into creative tips and techniques to turn every garment into a standout piece. Plus, learn how to repurpose leftovers to make VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/8/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

Discover the extraordinary potential within the seemingly ordinary with our 10-Degree Ruler. Far beyond a typical ruler, this versatile tool is a game-changer for your projects, introducing a new level of variety and speed into your creative endeavors.

 

Unlock a world of VIEW MORE...

Classic Sewing Educator
Friday 3/8/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You will 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 we unr VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Amanda Gerard
Friday 3/8/24
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H123, J139

Step into the world of clear vinyl with confidence as we guide you through conquering your fears in this exciting workshop! Together, we will harness the versatility of clear vinyl to craft the ideal-sized backpack for your upcoming adventures. Discover the art of using double sided tape and spec VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/8/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J130X

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 taking a 3-dimensional g VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Friday 3/8/24
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 3/8/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J133

Of course, we will cover busts but also rounded backs. Different curves are often needed but we do not want to change what does not need to change like armscyes, side seams, or necklines. These changes are easy to do with the seam method of pattern alteration. Learn about darts; their different s VIEW MORE...

Donelle McAdams
Friday 3/8/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K148X

Just when you thought you knew all the latest sewing hacks that existed - along comes an educator that introduces new ways to use what you already have, new tools to make your job easier and tips and techniques that will save you a lot of time and frustration. DO NOT MISS THIS LECTURE/DEMO! < VIEW MORE...

Tamara Evans
Friday 3/8/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K149X

Projecting patterns onto fabric for cutting is the newest buzz in sewing. In this class, you will learn the money and time saving benefits of using a projector over traditional paper patterns or PDF downloads. Explore affordable equipment options and learn how easy it is to set up a projector in VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/8/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K145, L161XY

Embark on a transformative journey into the art of draping as you unravel the secrets to achieving the perfect fit for the human body. Immerse yourself in hands-on experiences that will elevate your skills in draping and patternmaking, including full-bust adjustment. In this comprehensive course, VIEW MORE...

Kris Vierra
Friday 3/8/24
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 3/8/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K147, L163, M179

Embark on a creative journey with Temari, where the name itself, meaning hand ball, encapsulates the simplicity and beauty of this traditional art form. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Temari as you witness the allure of numerous artistic variations. Guided by Jill, you will VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Laura Kay Houser
Friday 3/8/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

Our workshop invites you to explore the enchanting realm of handcrafted functional art, promising a delightful experience for all skill levels. Immerse yourself in the magic of hand embroidery, appliqué, and English paper piecing as you craft a personalized pincushion that beautifully captures yo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Friday 3/8/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Transform a basic sweatshirt into a stylish jacket with a touch of creativity by incorporating faux chenille appliqué using advanced machine embroidery techniques. Elevate the garment by employing expert sewing skills to achieve a polished and refined finish. This DIY project merges comfort with VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/8/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

Fun fabrics make for a FUN class. The fabrics from Loralie have been loved and appreciated by many for years. Enjoy these wonderful fabrics as you create some great quick projects Connie will enlighten you with speedy shortcuts while making a quick tote bag, an apron, and a little kitchen surpris VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Friday 3/8/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

Unlock the full potential of your sewing machine as we unveil a simple yet powerful method to elevate ordinary stitches into extraordinary masterpieces. Bid farewell to disappointment and welcome a new era of sewing excellence with these game-changing techniques. Join Jim and watch your stitching VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Friday 3/8/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Embark on a creative journey as you delve into the world of serger finishing techniques. This hands-on experience will not only enhance your sewing skills but also result in a beautiful pillow adorned with intricate details. Get up close and personal with the serger to craft a piece that reflects VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Legit Kits Ambassador
Friday 3/8/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Elevate your Foundation Paper Piecing skills in our exclusive Hazy Hills series class! Dive into the revolutionary block approach by Legit Kits and gain invaluable tips and tricks for frustration-free sewing—no curves or Y seams required! Your focus will be on the class-exclusive Hazy Hills VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/8/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

Serge up a pair of black leggings you will love in just three hours! Pair this versatile, slimming piece of clothing with a T-shirt or your favorite tunic. In this class we will discuss the particulars of serging with knits, how to adjust your serger to create perfect seams with no waffling or pu VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Judy Phillips
Friday 3/8/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K157, L173, M189

Traditional Dresden plates are a wonderful way to use up your fabric stash. Learn how to make this spectacular Dresden Bloom wall hanging the effortless way, using printed fusible interfacing from QuiltSmart. This ingenious method allows for curved and/or pointed blades, the choice is yours. Sewi VIEW MORE...

Nancy Sapin
Friday 3/8/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

That is the question! Join us for an in-depth exploration of different approaches to appliqué, unraveling the mysteries of what to do, where, when, and how to proceed. In this one-hour trunk show, we will dive into the world of dimensional appliqué versus traditional appliqué, addressing numerous VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/8/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

Embark on a creative journey with Kathy as she unveils her innovative methods for crafting stylish tops that not only defy the conventional sewing norms but also promise quicker and more efficient results. Join her in exploring the art of sewing, where she masterfully employs interfacings, bias s VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/8/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165

Have you ever tried building a bodice from the waist up? As clothing architects, we can build our clothes in an orderly fashion that will give us a well-fitting garment. Do you know that patterns generally have an 8-inch side seam? What is yours? That is the first step in building your bodice  VIEW MORE...

Amanda Gerard
Friday 3/8/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

Ever get tired of your corners not matching up properly? Looking for more consistency in boxing the corners of your bags? Join Amanda as she teaches you how to achieve perfect symmetry with some helpful tips and tricks when it comes to boxing corners. Say goodbye to frustration and hello to flawl VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Friday 3/8/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180

With over 30 years of teaching how to sew with knits, Pattie has seen every improper technique and heard every myth and misinformation there is to be said about working with knits. From zigzag hems to overstretched seams, Pattie will share how she has tackled all these and more with her fool-proo VIEW MORE...

Rhonda Pierce
Friday 3/8/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181

Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle before it breaks really that important? What needle should I use? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Friday 3/8/24
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
N197X

Discover the art of crafting effortlessly comfortable and professionally finished elastic waistbands for skirts, pants, and shorts in our expert-led class. Say goodbye to bulk and hello to seamless style as Pattie guides you through foolproof techniques for casing, insertion, and hidden applicati VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 3/8/24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N200XX

This retro wallet, a beloved accessory from the 90s, makes a stylish comeback. Join our workshop to craft your own retro-inspired wallet with a modern twist. The features of the retro wallet you will be creating include six card slots, two small pockets, and a currency pocket. The design combines VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 3/8/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217

Ever admired quilts but felt daunted by angles and precision cutting? Enter Nick's improvisational quilt class! Say goodbye to rulers and precision stress – it is time to free up your sewing and embrace the spontaneity. Grab your rotary cutter and join us for a class filled with creativ VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 3/8/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N205X, P221

Join us for a Play Date using templates for quilting. No free motion or template quilting experience needed. You will walk through the basics and then play with the templates to experience the ease of quilting with them. You will also be shown how to use the templates and accessories (all provide VIEW MORE...

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Saturday, March 9, 2024
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/9/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225X

Arms EYE (armscye that is!) Some arms are heavier in the back – some need more room in front. Standard cap shapes may not be the best fit for many arms. Some arms are short above the elbow, some are long. Same from elbow to wrist! Forward arm joint anyone?? Learn how to measure the VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Laura Kay Houser
Saturday 3/9/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q227X, R243

Embark on a creative journey with Punch Needle Embroidery! Join us as we guide you through the construction of a simple yet captivating pattern. The class kicks off with hands-on experience using the punch needle, followed by the addition of simple hand applique and embroidery techniques.

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Hands on Workshop
Jessica Kaufman
Saturday 3/9/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Have you ever wished you could breathe new life into fabrics or completely transform their colors? Enter the world of direct-application dyeing with fiber-reactive dyes! This class is your passport to an exploration of professional-looking results without the campy cliches of tie-dye.

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Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Saturday 3/9/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

Embark on a stitching adventure with our Drive in Style series, where creativity meets practicality! If you find joy in collecting take-out napkins and dream of a stylish way to keep them neat, clean, and accessible in your car, then this is the class you have been waiting for! In this hands-on m VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Deborah Gansberger
Saturday 3/9/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

This class is perfect for those who have never paper/foundation pieced or those who have tried it and were not pleased. We will walk you through the steps to make a block and to understand the reason for each step. I often hear that people think paper piecing is backwards or hard to understand. W VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/9/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

Say goodbye to the frustration of tangled cords and cluttered spaces. The Isabel is your versatile solution to keep everything in order. Whether it is unruly electronic cords, a surplus of medications, a makeup collection, or a stash of sewing supplies, Isabel is designed to streamline and declut VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 3/9/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

Introducing The Nobie – a pattern that effortlessly transitions from a stylish jacket to a fabulous tunic! With side and underarm panels, this design provides endless fit and styling possibilities, ensuring it becomes a staple in your wardrobe. Fast and versatile, most of it can be crafted VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Judy Phillips
Saturday 3/9/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

Unlock your creativity with our Perfect Pair workshop where you will only cut the fabric once but end up with two matching bags! Dive into the world of bag making and conquer your fears of zippers. Perfect for beginners, this hands-on experience will guide you through crafting two stylish bags, i VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/9/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

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 VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 3/9/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

Join us for a Play Date using templates for quilting. No free motion or template quilting experience needed. You will walk through the basics and then play with the templates to experience the ease of quilting with them. You will also be shown how to use the templates and accessories (all provide VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/9/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

Discover the secrets of the fashion industry with our comprehensive class on specialty tools and notions used daily by professionals and why they cannot sew without them. Unlock the skills to navigate your design journey with efficiency, precision, and confidence, just like the professionals in N VIEW MORE...

Rhonda Pierce
Saturday 3/9/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228

Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle before it breaks really that important? What needle should I use? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. VIEW MORE...

Carmen Geddes
Saturday 3/9/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229

Ever been stumped on how to finish your quilts? Learn techniques for binding that are easy for fantastic results every time! Tips will be discussed for both machine and hand sewing your binding. Carmen will demonstrate her simple piping technique and share tips on wavy and scalloped edges! She wi VIEW MORE...

Amanda Gerard
Saturday 3/9/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R241X

Printed and Clear and Jelly, oh my! So many different types of vinyl and so many projects to use them on, what is the difference? Learn the differences between some of the most popular vinyl types and the best uses for them. In this engaging session, you will learn the art of selecting the right VIEW MORE...

Tamara Evans
Saturday 3/9/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R242X

Whatever the size, an embroidery machine is an effective and efficient tool for getting those special projects quickly finished with perfection. Learn which designs are most successful for custom quilting or corner-to-corner coverage and which need caution. Find out how to measure and scale desig VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/9/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244

Unlock your full creative potential with this empowering class—where better is not just a goal but a guarantee. Discover a smoother, more efficient, and faster approach to tasks, transforming your experience into a joyous journey free of headaches. With over 30 years of expertise as a seaso VIEW MORE...

Kris Vierra
Saturday 3/9/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/9/24
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S266X

Unlock the full potential of your serger with our hands-on class that goes far beyond basic seam finishing! If you thought your serger was only for practical stitching, think again. In this exciting workshop, we will guide you through the art of creating stunning braided edges that would impress VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/9/24
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S257, T273

Discover the secrets of draping your lower half in this comprehensive class led by expert fitter and instructor, Joe Vecchiarelli. Dive into the fundamentals as you embark on a hands-on journey to craft a basic straight pant. From mastering the intricacies of taking accurate measurements with the VIEW MORE...

Judy Phillips
Saturday 3/9/24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

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...

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/9/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S259, T275X

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 figure, a VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/9/24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260

Inspired by the enchantment of my first Disney Cruise, I designed a unique wardrobe for this extraordinary occasion. Immerse yourself in the art of fashion as we blend the elegance of a 100 percent cotton border print with the versatility of Athleisure techniques.

 

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Nancy Sapin
Saturday 3/9/24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261

Unlock the secrets of Foundation Piecing and Paper Piecing with expert guidance from Nancy. If you have ever felt confused about these two methods, fear not! Join us for an enlightening class where Nancy will skillfully lead you through understanding how each technique works and when to deploy th VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Deb Atchison
Saturday 3/9/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

Scrappy Applique is a unique, quick, and fun raw-edge applique technique. I It is a really fun process that is perfect for beginners and advanced quilters, alike. Beginners love it because it is approachable, simple, and does not require much precision. Experienced quilters enjoy it because it is VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Tamara Evans
Saturday 3/9/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

Unlock the Magic: Your embroidery machine becomes the ultimate ally in piecing your quilt to perfection! If you have tasted the joy of in-the-hoop piecing, get ready to elevate your skills with digitized precision and straightforward sewing. Explore the art of designing your own blocks effortless VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Saturday 3/9/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

This delightful bag is packed with techniques and whatever you choose to put in it! Marsha will share some of her creative tips and tricks for easy piecing, putting in a two-way zipper, creating embellishments on your sewing machine and other goodies you do not want to miss. The bag is e VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/9/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the daunting task of binding your quilt flawlessly? Fear not! In this exciting class, we are here to empower you with the skills and confidence to master quilt binding without stress.

 

Discover the secrets to achieving perfect strip binding VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Saturday 3/9/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

Tired of your purse constantly taking a backseat? Join our Drive in Style series to discover some ingenious solutions to keep your essentials within arm's reach while on the road. In this hands-on session, we will guide you through the creation of a stylish and functional purse organ VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/9/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

Step into the fascinating world of serging with Pam Damour as your expert guide. Discover how much fun and ease serging can bring to your sewing projects. Pam has taken care of everything for you! Your kit will include all the materials and tools you need for the projects. No need for prep -- jus VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Anya Gray
Saturday 3/9/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X

Join us for an enchanting class on the art of stitching colonial knots to create a charming candlewicked piece suitable for a pillow or any creative project you have in mind. Colonial knots, distinct from French knots, offer a larger and more uniform appearance, adding a unique touch to your desi VIEW MORE...

Jessica Kaufman
Saturday 3/9/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T276X

Embark on a journey into the intricate world of batik with a unique perspective from an American artist who honed their skills under a 5th generation woodblock batik master in Gujarat, India. Join us for an enlightening experience where you will learn about the artistry of the blocks themselves, VIEW MORE...

Susan Miller
Saturday 3/9/24
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277

Have you ever been stuck on a project because you cannot find the right matching trim? In this trunk show demonstration, Susan will show you how Quick Points Rulers are HERE to rescue YOU! See how easy it is to make your own continuous trim and embellishments using Janet Platt’s Quick Point VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/9/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T282X

Welcome to the Serger Master Class: Advanced Edition! In this second installment, we dive deeper into the art of serging as we unravel the secrets of the flatlock stitch. Elevate your skills as we guide you through the intricacies of perfecting the flatlock, and then explore its transformative po VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Amanda Gerard
Saturday 3/9/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T285X

Discover the Joy of Sewing with Sew O'side’s Reversible Bucket Hat Workshop! Join us in creating a timeless accessory using high-quality fabric. Dive into the art of fashion sewing with the pre-cut kits, ensuring a seamless experience for every student. Explore the charm of this reversi VIEW MORE...

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

Refund Policy: General admission, class and product tickets for Original Sewing & Quilt Expo are non-refundable. Please send someone in your place if you are unable to attend. If the event cannot occur on the scheduled dates, then a credit for a future event will be issued.

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