Cleveland, OH

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
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Alicia Welcher
Wednesday 4/6/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB300X, MDB360X

We can never have enough baskets and bins! In this class, we will learn all about different types of materials that can be used to create various forms of structure and shape for your fabric baskets and bins. You will create a pop-up bin perfect for travel; two fabric baskets with different struc VIEW MORE...

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Pattie Otto
Wednesday 4/6/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

A relaxed fit camp shirt is a must-have for every wardrobe. The drop shoulder and turn back collar lend themselves to unlimited possibilities, be it a blouse, comfortable short sleeve jacket, swimsuit cover up, etc. The fabric options are almost limitless, from pretty cotton prints to luscious ba VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 4/6/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

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...

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RaNae Merrill
Wednesday 4/6/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X

Want to learn to do free-motion quilting but don’t know where to start? Can you do a few simple patterns but you want to expand your creativity? Have you taken other classes and failed? Are you afraid you’ll ruin that beautiful top you spent weeks piecing? This is the class for you! R VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Wednesday 4/6/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X
No patterns, no waist or hip measurements, just style and fun. This loose fitting, drop shoulder jacket without darts is an easy and flattering jacket to wear. Once you have the base, you can add a flounce, pleats, tucks or front cuff band. This jacket can be made collarless or choose from a v VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Wednesday 4/6/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB305X, MDB365X

The tiny new angel in your life will have sweet dreams under this instant heirloom set! This precious quilt with a coordinating pillowcase is sure to become two of your most favorite serger projects. Accented with Victorian embroideries, beading, and ribbons, this delightful quilt looks as if it VIEW MORE...

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Thursday, April 7, 2022
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Jill McCloy
Thursday 4/7/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 3X, B19

Adding color to your applique can be fun and sometimes unexpected. In this in-depth hands-on class, you will learn, about realistic shading in class, bonded appliqué as a base, then step by step coloring. Jill will show what appliqué stitches she likes, and you can do the stitching at home. The c VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 4/7/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 4 X, B20

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.  The classroom will remain open for 30 VIEW MORE...

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Barbara Moore
Thursday 4/7/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Have you ever thought about using your embroidery machine for quilting? Join Barbara to learn the best kept secret of using the embroidery machine to create a quilted pillow top which will teach students how to incorporate embroidery into their quilting projects using batting, fabrics, threads, a VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 4/7/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

Start your quilting process with Cheryl, who will guide you in all you need to know about cutting, pressing, and piecing these easy and modern quilt blocks. Make a star block in class and leave with ideas on how to create a full quilt top, along with quilting and binding suggestions so you have a VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 4/7/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Let us show you one of the best tools we have found to not only make a variety of quick gifts but to do it in a minimal amount of time. Six cuts using 6 fabrics will be enough for a Christmas tree skirt or a centerpiece. We'll show you several projects that you will love and make a 42" t VIEW MORE...

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Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 4/7/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

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...

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Nick Coman
Thursday 4/7/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
You're going to love this little draped tee; it wears perfectly at home all by itself or under a blazer or cardigan. The magic here comes from the drapey of a rayon jersey or ITY (Interlock Twist Yarn) knit and the ease of sewing it up on a serger. There is no doubt this will soon be your & VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 4/7/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

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...

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Roundtrip from North Olmsted
Thursday 4/7/22
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM

Leave the driving to us! Call 800-699-6309 to register. Ride the Expo Bus from North Olmsted to the Expo in Akron on Thursday, April 7th. The cost includes the bus fee, general admission, class voucher and an Expo shopping bag. (Class voucher to b VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 4/7/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

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...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 4/7/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

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...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 4/7/22
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5, B21
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...
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Jim Suzio
Thursday 4/7/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17
You have seen them in shops, online and in catalogs, those dress shirts with smooth plackets, matching pockets, crisp collars, and unique detail finishes. See how simple some of these designer details can be duplicated with even the basic sewing machines and skills. VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 4/7/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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...

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Pattie Otto
Thursday 4/7/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C33X
Elastic waistbands, the ultimate in comfort for skirts, pants and shorts can be sewn with professional results every time. This class will show fool proof tips for both insertion and hidden applications that eliminates bulk. Pattie will discuss the appropriate elastic types, show you how to measure, VIEW MORE...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 4/7/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C35X

A well-made corset has a very carefully balanced fit. To create a beautiful shape that is wearable requires great attention to the distribution of ease and negative ease. Cheryl will explain the when, where, and why to adjust a pattern and offer suggestions for altering existing corsets, corseted VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 4/7/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C38X

Cords, cords everywhere! Today’s electronic conveniences all come with cords – charging cords, power cords, you name it. Tame that jumble of cords today! These handy cord minders are made from durable cork and marine vinyl fabrics and will keep your cords organized and labeled and the VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 4/7/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

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...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 4/7/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C36, D52, E68

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 q VIEW MORE...

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RaNae Merrill
Thursday 4/7/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY
Ever since I started teaching Free-Motion Mastery in a Month, the question my students ask most often is "Now that I can quilt, how do I decide what designs to put where on my quilt?" Layers & Lines answers that question. We'll begin with four concepts: Story, Layers, Lines & Contrast. Toget VIEW MORE...
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Nick Coman
Thursday 4/7/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C39, D55, E71

Palazzos are back! Contrary to popular belief, they are super flattering on just about everyone, and so very comfortable, like a favorite pair of sweats, but stylish enough to wear out. Create your very own pair of this simple yet elegant style with full or not so full legs. You decide. The secre VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 4/7/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

There’s not a fabric or non-fabric that stumps Connie. Why?  Because she figures out all the easiest, no-fail methods, which notions help most and how to choose designs that ensure success. Share in all of that knowledge as you create this practical portfolio in class.  Learn all VIEW MORE...

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Sue O'Very-Pruitt
Thursday 4/7/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

Get ready for those warm days of picnics and fresh squeezed lemonade. Sue's clear, concise instruction will guide you thorugh this adorable project. You'll learn many great techniques along the way to improve your sewing results on everything you may make. This fast and fun citrus slice m VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 4/7/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
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...
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Jill McCloy
Thursday 4/7/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

What is a Ruana? It is a versatile sleeveless over the shoulder wrap. Using basic shapes as a design canvas, the final outcome is totally up to you! Add sleeves and you have a jacket. Work with one fabric or join a number of fabrics together to spice up your design. How about flatlocked inserts, VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 4/7/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

We've all had it happen, we follow the pattern directions closely, yet the hem on your newly constructed garment fails to lay flat and smooth. Or you are asked to hem that gown, only to have it curl and stretch, or worse, the rolled hem pulls away creating more of a problem. Jim will explain VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 4/7/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

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...

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Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 4/7/22
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D51, E67

Join Michelle as she gives you an overview of all the choices you have when it comes to creating and embellishing your next project with thread. This class covers it all from specialty thread, thread weight, decorative stitches, machine embroidery, quilting, hand work and more!

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 4/7/22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D54XY

This adorable pincushion and matching scissor case will add a touch of whimsey to any sewing room. They are both created in the embroidery hoop – no sewing required! Come learn how easy it is to create projects using the embroidery functions of your sewing/embroidery machine.

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 4/7/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

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? How about a dozen cookie inspired VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 4/7/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

You will see how easy it is to "body fit" your fabric and sew with knits. Discussion includes dresses and workout/leisure wear, with focus on pattern sizing, how to handle different stretch factors, plus marking, cutting, needle choice, thread options, seaming and setting in sleeves. Learn to st VIEW MORE...

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Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 4/7/22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F83XX

If your motto is “Hand is a Four-Letter Word” then you need to take this class! You will learn about the tools that will make hand work F-U-N and enjoyable. Take a moment to learn a basic stitch or two and give hand embroidery a try, I think you’re going to have a new appreciati VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 4/7/22
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...

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Friday, April 8, 2022
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Donelle McAdams
Friday 4/8/22
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...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 4/8/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H116X, J132

You will not be able to "resist" doodling with the hot wax batik writing tools known as Tjantings. Easy to get the hang of, and fun to experiment with! We will doodle and draw with soy wax and add color with thickened dye paint. The classroom will remain open for 30 minutes after th VIEW MORE...

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Julie Luoma
Friday 4/8/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H117X, J133

Explore new techniques of freehand cutting, template cutting and raw edge applique that will create movement and interest to not only this quilt top, but future quilt tops as well. You will be amazed how easily this quilt top comes together right before your eyes. You don't want to miss this VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 4/8/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

Hooped machine embroidery provides the base for this stylish petite clutch.  You'll then choose from a trio of embellishment techniques to make your own stylish additions. A fabric covered snap closure and finishing techniques bring it all together.  Select from hand beading, heat s VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 4/8/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Quick, easy and accurate piecing all made possible using a piecing grid. In class, we will use 1 1/2-inch finished size grid to make the front of this handy zipper bag that is completely lined with no seams showing. The fun doesn’t stop there, we will jazz it up with a fold-over elastic and VIEW MORE...

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Nelly Vileikis
Friday 4/8/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

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, as a frame for the bubbles. The applique may be done by hand or machine. Inc VIEW MORE...

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Sue O'Very-Pruitt
Friday 4/8/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

Here comes the sun and warm days at the beach. This sunglass case will hold even the largest glasses and keep them safe while looking adorable. The case features a peek-a-boo top of the lining, top stitching, and an adorable pair of applique sunglasses.

 

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Nick Coman
Friday 4/8/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

This Dolman sleeve jacket is “Magic” because it works on all figure types and makes up in fabrics from Knits to Linen or Rayon. Easy to sew, and great for wearable art applications. This will be your go-to jacket for that quick to make easy to wear wardrobe essential. Brin VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 4/8/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

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...

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Roundtrip from Mentor
Friday 4/8/22
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM

Leave the driving to us! Call 800-699-6309 to register. Ride the Expo Bus from Mentor to the Expo in Akron on Friday, April 8th. The cost includes the bus fee, general admission, class voucher and an Expo shopping bag. (Class voucher to be redeeme VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 4/8/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
Have you struggled with sleeves that are too big, too small or just don’t seem quite right? Join Joe for this lecture-demo to learn about creating a sleeve pattern for you, from your very own measurements, which will start you on your journey to a sleeve that is well-fitted. See how the sleeve VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 4/8/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

With knowledge of different sewing skills the same pant pattern can be turned into any style that you prefer. Kathy knows the easiest fast ways and in this class she will share them with you. Lern more about basic pull-on waist,"Eat Cookies" comfy tailored waist, contour elastic waist, faced wais VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Friday 4/8/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

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 or wing needle can texture a fabric when combined with a utility stitch on the machine. How a VIEW MORE...

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Pattie Otto
Friday 4/8/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J130X

Well, not quite a million …. but so many tips to help perfect your garment sewing that you’ll gain confidence when sewing both woven and knit projects. Included are tips for professionally finished shirt pockets and collars, hems, knit pullovers and zipper techniques for both pants a VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 4/8/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J131X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Meet me at the drawing board to see how creating designs with quilting templates for borders brings out the DESIGNER in you! In this class, we will be creating border designs. Use Westalee Design Templates from Sampler Set 1 and Hearts to cr VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 4/8/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X
If you are new to garment sewing, deciphering what all those crazy terms and numbers on the pattern envelope mean can be a bit daunting. During this class, you will learn how to decode the pattern envelope and see how the information given has evolved over time. VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Friday 4/8/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

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...

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 4/8/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K147, L163, M179

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...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 4/8/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K148, L164XY

Watch the magic right in front of your eyes as the salt manipulates the moisture and creates random and beautiful patterns. This fun class experiments with many types of salt on Radiance Silk fabric. We will also be using a different kind of dye. (No rinsing!) Fast, Fun and Instant Results!
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Nick Coman
Friday 4/8/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

This class is a continuation of hand beading basics. In this class we will take a lace motif and use silk ribbon, embroidery and beading to make a small element that could be used on garments, hats, or even as a closure. Lots of fun, no machines, just your needles, threads and beautiful shiny bea VIEW MORE...

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Nelly Vileikis
Friday 4/8/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

Caught somewhere between the traditional pinwheel and a tessellating motif, these dynamic windmill blocks come together as if by magic! Fun and easy to make, they start as a pattern printed on freezer paper … and end up as a stunning table runner, square wall hanging or full-size quilt. Le VIEW MORE...

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Kaye Koler
Friday 4/8/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

The Half Hexie is versatile and easy to master! Choose your favorite colorway to create this difficult looking quilt which is oh so easy to create! We'll learn how to cut the half hexies using an acrylic template and jelly roll strips, fat quarters or your 2.5-inch scrap strips. Then try your VIEW MORE...

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Donelle McAdams
Friday 4/8/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

Even though it may be your very first time to try Template Quilting with rulers, you will AMAZE yourself with the success that you will experience with this project. First, we will stitch the Borders to the center fabric and then dive right into Template Quilting and create a beautiful 16-inch sq VIEW MORE...

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RaNae Merrill
Friday 4/8/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K153, L169, M185

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 s VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 4/8/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Learn how easy it can be to whip up a structured fabric basket using your serger! These baskets are very popular for organizing just about anything around your home and they make really great gifts, especially when filled with favorite things. A cute gathered fabric flower tops the basket off nic VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 4/8/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Unbelievable! A whole knit tee-top in just a few hours? Are you kidding me? You can do it! We promise! It’s quick, easy, looks very professional, and it’s all created with your serger. We have chosen a luscious, soft-as-butter knit in combination with its dyed-to-match ribbing to make VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 4/8/22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L161XY

Unleash your inner designer by taking pieces and parts of various patterns to create your ultimate unique masterpiece. During this lecture, you will learn what patterns work best together, and how to make your creation fit properly.

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 4/8/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

As we age our body also changes. Things have shifted or become rounder or hopefully slimmer. When dealing with the armhole, patterns may have the same measurement front and back. However, is your body really the same front and back? How will that affect the fit and look of the sleeve?  Let&r VIEW MORE...

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Pattie Otto
Friday 4/8/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
Racks are filled with them, as are your closets and drawers. Knits are everywhere, so why aren’t you sewing with them? A little hesitant? Palms a bit sweaty? Admit it. You're secretly terrified of sewing with knits. Put all your fears to rest during this fun and confidence-building class fill VIEW MORE...
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Jill McCloy
Friday 4/8/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N195X, P211

Have fun with wool felt appliqué and some wonderfully easy hand embroidery. No turning or edge finishing, just go straight to the fun and creativity of embroidery, with dimensional petals and beaded accents. We'll do a simple central motif and add some progressive borders that will allow you VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 4/8/22
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...

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Saturday, April 9, 2022
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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 4/9/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X
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 3-d VIEW MORE...
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Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 4/9/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X

This class is choked full of inspiring ideas of ways that you can use wash away stabilizers, all the way down to the last scrap! You will learn how to make GLOP, create liquid stabilizer, make thread lace and fabric, combine stabilizers, carve the coolest pumpkin, and transfer images! Bet you did VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Saturday 4/9/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q228X, R244

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 t VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Saturday 4/9/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Make a Baravelle spiral quilt that all your friends will say is simply amazing! Learn to draw, color and sew using RaNae's painless paper piecing technique for this special spiral quilt. You'll also learn how to select fabrics by color, value and pattern and pick up techniques for foundat VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Saturday 4/9/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

An exercise in optical illusions made easy, this quilt is reminiscent of the 1930s, but with a modern flair. Learn to accurately cut and construct complex shapes and place them strategically, allowing the fabric to visually construct itself into flower-like shapes. Make enough sections in class t VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 4/9/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
TempLee Quilting is similar to reverse applique but much easier. We will stitch a beautiful medallion using Westalee Design® rulerwork templates and then cut out sections of the top fabric to reveal the ‘peeker’ fabric while creating a beautiful 20-inch square wall hanging. Class i VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 4/9/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

Is the thought of binding your quilt perfectly giving you some anxiety? There is hope!! You can bind your quilt, keep your sanity, and have success with strip binding and even bias binding. Learn an easy tip that makes a perfect mitered corner every time without tools! It’s so easy even a r VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 4/9/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
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...
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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 4/9/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

Using a serger to piece a quilt top? Absolutely! Come learn how quick and easy quilt piecing can be when done on a serger. Learn how to determine if a quilt pattern is suitable for serging, how to serge 1/4-inch seams and much, much more! You’ll even leave with a completed quilt top! Finish VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 4/9/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

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...

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Jim Suzio
Saturday 4/9/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229
There is a difference between “Home Made” and “Hand Made” when it comes to garment sewing. Jim will share some of his best sewing secrets to put an end to “Home Made.” He will discuss how to make an invisible zipper installation look flawless, make any zipper invi VIEW MORE...
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Pattie Otto
Saturday 4/9/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

Scuba, Ponte de Roma, Leggero, ITY and more! The new knits are fabulous and oh so popular -- but they also have their own construction challenges. Easily handle these specialty knits as you see how to work with different stretch ratios and weights, and how they relate to your garment’s need VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 4/9/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 4/9/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

“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...

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Jim Suzio
Saturday 4/9/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
Most fashion sewers have one, that "had to have" machine that makes the inside of our garments look good. Yep, you guessed it, the serger. Now is the time to bring that machine to the forefront of your sewing and see what fun tricks it can do. From creating a faux Chanel trim, to our own "Serger St VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 4/9/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257

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...

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 4/9/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
Kathy shares her 70 years' experience of finding the easiest ways to sew the clothes that she copies. You will learn how to finish a ruffle hem neckline using bias stay tape & sheer delight interfacing for perfect control, sew a scarf collar neckline finish from the Hallmark movie "Fixing Pete", VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 4/9/22
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S259, T275

Take a break and have fun while you use Sulky Iron-On Transfer Pens to color a sewing themed picture that you will transfer onto your t-shirt. As you work, you will get tips to create great transfers, and learn what to do to enhance the transfer. Michelle will inspire you with creative ways to us VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Saturday 4/9/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

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 VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Saturday 4/9/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

What a great fun way to make those EyE SpY quilts! Placement is key in this fun version of EyE SpY for babies and adults alike! We'll use acrylic templates to cut our novelty fabric and a solid for the star points to showcase each one, making this an exciting starry adventure! Quick and easy VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Wendi Owens
Saturday 4/9/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

It's time to get that walking foot out of the ditch, take it for a drive and see what that baby can really do! Wendi will take you on a journey of Walking Foot quilting techniques that will leave its mark, literally, on all your quilts, big or small. Learn how to create beautiful, modern quilted VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 4/9/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

Now that you are familiar with Template Quilting, it is time to take a look at how to 'imitate' quilt stencils and design blocks. While you will not be making a "project", the samples you will create to take home will be a long time hands-on reference for your future template qu VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Julie Luoma
Saturday 4/9/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

Measure, chop and create amazing borders by using only strips of fabric. Creativity does not have to be complicated. You will be pleasantly surprised and pleased with where you can go when you let go of the rules. Sign up for this class with Julie today! Bring your own fabric; see sup VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 4/9/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 4/9/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

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...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 4/9/22
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T273X

Joe Vecchiarelli, professional garment fitter for Dancing with the Stars, will demonstrate how to alter a combination of commercial patterns and ready-made garments together to achieve an accurate and comfortable fit on the body form. With his trade secrets, you too can have better fitti VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Saturday 4/9/22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274
We've all been there; you attended a store event, you liked the sales pitch so much you bought all those fancy feet you "had to have" that you used once, if at all, and they are now taking up space in a drawer "somewhere." Now it is time to take them out and try them on once again, you might discove VIEW MORE...
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General Admission
$8.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00
Project Pouch
$5.00
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