Class Descriptions for Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

GENERAL ADMISSION

 

1-Day Admission: $8 Online or $15 at the Expo

$5 processing fee per online or phone order

Children 16 and under free with adult

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Registration Desk: 8am-5pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday

 

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Judy Kessinger
Wednesday 4/17/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB300X, MDB360X

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...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 4/17/24
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...

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Karla Herrin
Wednesday 4/17/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

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...

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Tracey Sims-Paterson
Wednesday 4/17/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X

Embark on a journey of enchantment in this all-day workshop that unveils the magic of machine embroidery! Dive into a world where each technique brings new life to wings and feathers, using a captivating blend of embroidery and painting techniques.

 

From precision design VIEW MORE...

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Judy Phillips
Wednesday 4/17/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB305X, MDB365X

Dive into the creative process and craft a versatile and stylish backpack that seamlessly combines functionality with a touch of fun. This hands-free accessory is perfect for any outing, offering a secure foldover top and closure, ensuring your belongings stay safe and organized. With a convenien VIEW MORE...

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Nelly Vileikis
Wednesday 4/17/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB306X, MDB366X

Embark on an all-day quilting adventure that empowers you to explore and confidently choose quilting motifs that enhance the very essence of the piecing on your quilt. Discover the art of background fillers – the unsung heroes that elevate your quilt, adding that perfect touch of magic.

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Thursday, April 18, 2024
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 4/18/24
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 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...

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Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 4/18/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

Crack the code on metallic threads with Michelle, your fearless guide in Fearless Metallic Threads! Admit it, you have a love-hate relationship with these dazzling threads. You love their shimmer but fear the chaos they might cause. Michelle, a National Educator for Sulky of America, is VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Jessica Kaufman
Thursday 4/18/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21

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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Tamara Evans
Thursday 4/18/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6X

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...

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Joyce Keske
Thursday 4/18/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

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...

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 4/18/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Unleash the potential of your sewing machine with our Foot Feats workshop, where we explore the versatility of the 7-hole cord foot and the braiding foot. These couching feet may seem similar but offer unique capabilities that, when combined, open the door to a world of creative stitchin VIEW MORE...

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Donelle McAdams
Thursday 4/18/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

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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Legit Kits Ambassador
Thursday 4/18/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 4/18/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

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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Megan Sorn
Thursday 4/18/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

Embark on a quilting odyssey in this Journey to the Center of the Quilt where batting, often a quilt mystery, will no longer baffle you. This class is a game-changer, offering a detailed exploration of eleven Quilters Dream batting choices and their diverse lofts.

 

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Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 4/18/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

Ready to level up your quilting game? Join our Free Motion for ALL class where the goal is to empower yourself to choose and execute quilting motifs that enhance the piecing on your quilt. Discover the magic of background fillers—sometimes the secret sauce to elevate your quilt with that ex VIEW MORE...

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Roundtrip from Mentor
Thursday 4/18/24
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM

Leave the driving to us! Ride the Expo Bus from Mentor to the Expo at the I-X Center in Cleveland on Thursday, April 18th. The cost includes the bus fee, general admission, class voucher and an Expo shopping bag. (Class voucher to be redeemed at the Expo. Voucher VIEW MORE...

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Susan Miller
Thursday 4/18/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

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...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 4/18/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4

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.

 

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Judy Phillips
Thursday 4/18/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

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...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 4/18/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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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Pattie Otto
Thursday 4/18/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B19X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Tamara Evans
Thursday 4/18/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B22X

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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Hands on Workshop
Jo Ann Wetzel
Thursday 4/18/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X

This engaging hands-on workshop is designed to empower you to craft one-of-a-kind fabrics effortlessly. Throughout the session, you will master the art of fabric painting through the exploration of several distinct techniques.  

 

Fabric design is not just about crea VIEW MORE...

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Jaymi Horne
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

Unleash your creativity in this dynamic lecture where you will learn the art of designing your own bags from scratch. Dive into the fascinating process of calculating measurements and determining fabric requirements with expert guidance. Explore a gallery of inspiring samples and let your imagina VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

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...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
C36, D52

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...

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C38, D54, E70

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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Pam Damour
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

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
Joyce Keske
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Karol Fischbach
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

Unleash your creativity where organization meets charm in the tiniest of packages! The Bitsy Box, Sweetpea Pods, and Zoey Zips are your go-to solutions for keeping embroidery essentials, clips, coins, pencils, and sewing accessories in order.

 

In this class, you will lea VIEW MORE...

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Tracey Sims-Paterson
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C42, D58, E74

Step into the world of elegance as you create a masterpiece from the Morris Inspiration Collection in this machine embroidery class. Explore design positioning, in-the-hoop applique, and the enchantment of 3D elements seamlessly woven into your creation.

 

Discover the ar VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Michele Gillombardo
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C43, D59, E75

Unleash your creativity as you play with decorative threads and explore the world of multiple serger stitches. Discover the secrets of piecing on your serger for the precise stitching every quilter dreams of.

 

In this class, we invite you to raid your stash of scraps and VIEW MORE...

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Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

Do not be fooled by the appearance – this is not your average strip quilting! This technique is a game-changer, taking just a fraction of the time and proving to be incredibly easy. Dive into the world of dynamic quilting and create stylish flip flop just in time for warmer weather.

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Hands on Workshop
Nancy Scott
Thursday 4/18/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

Transform your quilting with the elegance of straight lines and gentle arcs in this hands-on workshop on quilting with precision. Dive into the basics of rulerwork, from mastering stitch settings to seamlessly coordinating fabric and ruler movements. With the BERNINA Q Series Sit-Down Longarm VIEW MORE...

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Tamara Evans
Thursday 4/18/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
D51X

Every embroiderer, whether a novice or a seasoned veteran, has, at some point, been plagued by puckered designs, outraged by skewed outlines, and frustrated by fabric shadow-through. Learn simple, successful methods to combine fabric, designs, and stabilizers for picture perfect results. We will VIEW MORE...

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Pattie Otto
Thursday 4/18/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

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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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 4/18/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

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...

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Rhonda Pierce
Thursday 4/18/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

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...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 4/18/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 4/18/24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F86XX

Embark on a journey to Master the Art of Hand Embroidery and elevate your skills, whether you are a beginner or seeking to expand your knowledge. This vibrant class introduces a systematic approach, guiding you through essential techniques to build muscle memory before you even pick up your needl VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Amanda Carita
Thursday 4/18/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F87X, G103

The Boston Cardigan invites you to embrace both the past and the present, combining classic elements with a modern sensibility. Its seamless blend of comfort and style reflects the essence of a city that reverses tradition while embracing innovation. Discover the embodiment of New England eleganc VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 4/18/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104

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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Jaymi Horne
Thursday 4/18/24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F89XX

Join us in the joy of crafting as we create a practical and stylish fabric basket! In this hands-on workshop, you will be the designer, choosing the size and design elements that match your unique style. Discover the art of weaving as you bring together strips of fabric to craft a beautiful and f VIEW MORE...

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Josie Prokop & Leslie Gicei
Thursday 4/18/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F92X, G108

Brace yourself for the extraordinary as Leslie and Josie lead you on a quilting adventure that includes quilting in the round, deconstruction, and double-sided options – all in one quilt! Yes, it is crazy, and yes, it is going to be fabulous!

 

Be amazed at how quic VIEW MORE...

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Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 4/18/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F93X, G109

 Elevate your free-motion quilting game with our Next-level free motion class! Dive into the art of drawing and stitching easy feathers in various shapes, seamlessly fitting them into different quilt shapes—all with minimal marking. In this dynamic class, practice your free-motion stit VIEW MORE...

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Friday, April 19, 2024
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 4/19/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H116X, J132

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Jessica Kaufman
Friday 4/19/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H117X, J133

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...

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Tamara Evans
Friday 4/19/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H118X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 4/19/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Karla Herrin
Friday 4/19/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 4/19/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

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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Michelle Umlauf
Friday 4/19/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

Revolutionize your sewing experience with this versatile sewing machine cover—an absolute game-changer for your sewing room! This cover is not just multi-functional but also a style statement. Choose your fabrics, infuse your personality, and voila—a custom accessory that is both styl VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Friday 4/19/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

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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Legit Kits Ambassador
Friday 4/19/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

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
Nancy Scott
Friday 4/19/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

Elevate your quilting expertise with Rulerwork Revolution, a dynamic class dedicated to advancing your skills in working with circles, curves, straight lines, and waves to enhance your block designs. Whether you're experienced or new to rulerwork, this class is designed to take your VIEW MORE...

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Classic Sewing Educator
Friday 4/19/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

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...

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Rhonda Pierce
Friday 4/19/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

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...

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Jim Suzio
Friday 4/19/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

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...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 4/19/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

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...

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Pam Damour
Friday 4/19/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J130X

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...

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Pattie Otto
Friday 4/19/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J131X

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...

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 4/19/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J134X

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...

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Joyce Keske
Friday 4/19/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X

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...

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Donelle McAdams
Friday 4/19/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K146X

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...

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Tamara Evans
Friday 4/19/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Jo Ann Wetzel
Friday 4/19/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K149X

Immerse yourself in a hands-on experience that will have you effortlessly designing your own one-of-a-kind fabrics using everyday household items.  

 

Unleash your creativity as you dive into the enchanting realm of coloring and marbling fabrics and lace. Throughout VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 4/19/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K152X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 4/19/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K148, L164XY

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Friday 4/19/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

Get ready to get your hands dirty and let it all go as we dive into a world with no right or wrong, just endless creative opportunities waiting for your unique touch.  

 

In this class, discover the joy of creating whimsical, abstract masterpieces that will surprise VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 4/19/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

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
Judy Phillips
Friday 4/19/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K153, L169, M185

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Tracey Sims-Paterson
Friday 4/19/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Join Tracey on a creative journey where each student crafts a stunning block using a medley of in-the-hoop techniques, including applique, piecing, quilting with metallic thread, and stitch embellishment.

 

Tracey unfolds the magic of this versatile block, showcasing how VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Michele Gillombardo
Friday 4/19/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K155, L171, M187

Discover the art of keeping your essentials neatly arranged and readily accessible for your creative projects. In this class, you will not only learn the ins and outs of inserting a zipper but also master the techniques of piecing and working with vinyl on a serger.

 

Cra VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Friday 4/19/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

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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Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Friday 4/19/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY

Go on a creative exploration with Nelly's enchanting free-formed feathers class, where the art of quilting takes on a whole new level of grace and expression! Immerse yourself in the world of delicate feathers as you master the skill of seamlessly adjusting them to fill the unique spaces that VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 4/19/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K158, L174, M190

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 will be making to your base VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 4/19/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

Enter the whimsical world of doll-making with this dynamic lecture that brings the magic of creating dolls to life! Join Jill, a seasoned doll-maker with decades of experience, as she guides you through the art of face-making, helping you choose the right materials and mastering their application VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 4/19/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Friday 4/19/24
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L168, M184

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
Friday 4/19/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

Knit pullovers and dresses are the staple of many wardrobes and come in a wide variety of styles. Whether you relax in your favorite cotton tee, pull on a fitted knit tunic over leggings or slip into your best knit dress for a dinner date, there are a few fitting techniques that will help customi VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Amanda Carita
Friday 4/19/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N199X, P215

Discover the ultimate in comfort as you create the hooded version of the popular Del Mar Dolman pattern. Amanda will walk you through how to customize your experience by choosing your preferred sleeve and top length, guiding you from pattern grading and cutting, to the completion of a snug and st VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 4/19/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217

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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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 4/19/24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N202XX

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 4/19/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N204X, P220

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...

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
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Tamara Evans
Saturday 4/20/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Saturday 4/20/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q228X, R244

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Jessica Kaufman
Saturday 4/20/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229X, R245

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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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 4/20/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 4/20/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 4/20/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

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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Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Saturday 4/20/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 4/20/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Josie Prokop & Leslie Gicei
Saturday 4/20/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

Join the Hugs of Resilience: Survivor Quilt Workshop to create a quilted embrace that speaks volumes of love and support! Originally crafted for cancer survivors, this quilt quickly evolved into a symbol for survivors of all kinds – illness, military service, trauma, depression, an VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Nancy Scott
Saturday 4/20/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

Explore the world of thread artist-mastery as you start your creative journey with our beginner's guide to couching and thread painting. Elevate your projects as you master basic couching techniques and explore the artistry of thread painting on panels. You will quickly discover how a little VIEW MORE...

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Judy Phillips
Saturday 4/20/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

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...

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Tracey Sims-Paterson
Saturday 4/20/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

Elevate your machine embroidery designs with Tracey's expert techniques. Armed with specially designed stencils and basic painting skills, you will add a whole new dimension to your creations.

 

Witness the art unfold as Tracey demonstrates painting both under and on VIEW MORE...

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Pattie Otto
Saturday 4/20/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

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...

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Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 4/20/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R242X

Crack the code on metallic threads with Michelle, your fearless guide in Fearless Metallic Threads! Admit it, you have a love-hate relationship with these dazzling threads. You love their shimmer but fear the chaos they might cause. Michelle, a National Educator for Sulky of America, is VIEW MORE...

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Tamara Evans
Saturday 4/20/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R243X

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...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 4/20/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R246

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Saturday 4/20/24
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S263X

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...

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Jaymi Horne
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257

Unleash your creativity in this dynamic lecture where you will learn the art of designing your own bags from scratch. Dive into the fascinating process of calculating measurements and determining fabric requirements with expert guidance. Explore a gallery of inspiring samples and let your imagina VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

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.

 

Disco VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

Get ready to break boundaries and stitch up some magic in the ultimate playdate with embroidery designs! Learn to transform designs into a symphony of creativity. You might have that customization software, or you are eyeing it with uncertainty. Fear not! Jill is here to guide you through the pos VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S260, T276

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Debi Reese
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

Discover a quilting revolution – a truly amazing technique that is every scrap buster's dream! Say goodbye to strip piecing and hello to perfect corners every time. Join us on a quilting adventure as we create your first of many masterpieces using EasyPiecing Grid Panels by Car VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Tracey Sims-Paterson
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Join Tracey on a creative journey where each student crafts a stunning block using a medley of in-the-hoop techniques, including applique, piecing, quilting with metallic thread, and stitch embellishment.

 

Tracey unfolds the magic of this versatile block, showcasing how VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Pattie Otto
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

Get ready for a hands-on experience where you will conquer the four key techniques for serging knits: seaming, neckbands, hems, and applying elastic.

 

Explore the art of basic seaming on various knit types, unravel the mysteries of stabilizers and topstitching, and disco VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Judy Phillips
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Megan Sorn
Saturday 4/20/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X

Unlock the secrets of quilted masterpieces in Free Motion Blocks & Borders with Megan! Tired of classes leaving you hanging with fillers? It's time to dive deeper. Megan takes you on a journey, breaking down blocks into simple shapes for custom quilting that goes beyond the ordin VIEW MORE...

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Tamara Evans
Saturday 4/20/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T273X

Every embroiderer, whether a novice or a seasoned veteran, has, at some point, been plagued by puckered designs, outraged by skewed outlines, and frustrated by fabric shadow-through. Learn simple, successful methods to combine fabric, designs, and stabilizers for picture perfect results. We will VIEW MORE...

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Jessica Kaufman
Saturday 4/20/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X

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...

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 4/20/24
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

Why settle for big when you can go mini? Mini quilts are the unsung heroes of the quilting world – they are not just adorable; they are the secret weapon for leveling up your quilting skills!

 

Learn how a 3-inch nine-patch can become your accuracy superhero. Mini q VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Saturday 4/20/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T279X

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...

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