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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
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Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli with Nick Coman
Tuesday 8/17/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB200X, MDB260X, MDB300X, MDB360X

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

 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Wednesday 8/18/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X
Explore the creative fun you can have with fabric printmaking using potato and corn dextrin! With full access to Cindy's extensive collection of stencils and a rainbow of “dyepaint”, you can create a playful and unique set of your very own individual prints. Whether you turn your beautif VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Teresa Coates
Wednesday 8/18/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X
If you have EVER touched Shannon’s Luxe Cuddle®, I think that you would agree with this popular comment “Oooh, I’d like to be wrapped up in this!”. It's better than “Calgon Take Me Away” by far! And, who better to learn from than the National Educator from Sha VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Wednesday 8/18/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X

The serger can do so much more than just finish seams. Pam has pushed the limits on the creative use of the serger and she even wrote a book about it, Power Serge, and will share some of her best embellishing and finishing techniques. Serge your way to a new favorite carry all and build VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, August 19, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
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Abby Riba
Thursday 8/19/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X
Looking your best starts with choosing the most flattering colors for you. We will begin with a discussion of color theory, how and why certain colors look good on you and then expand the discussion into complimentary colors and prints. With a better understanding of color, evaluate your current war VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 8/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Everyone loves batiks! Creating your own fabric is fun and easy with Cindy as your guide. She has been dyeing for years and loves to share her experience and knowledge of this artform. Cindy has an extensive collection of real copper tjaps and tjantings that you will use in class to create an aut VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 8/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
The perfect pillow is more than just sewing two squares together. Pam should know, she owned her own successful interior design business for many years. In this beginner sewing class, you will learn how to trim the dog ears to make picture-perfect pillow corners, make piping to contrast or match the VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/19/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 8X

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

Hands on Workshop
Joline Wunderl
Thursday 8/19/21
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
A 9X, B25X
Get so much more from your embroidery machine by using it to quilt projects large and small! Learn Joline's tips and "secrets" for successful embroidery machine quilting as you make a beautiful placemat that you’ll be happy to use or proud to give!


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Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 8/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

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

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 8/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

Does the idea of thread painting excite you or leave you feeling anxious or both? Maybe you find it interesting but would like to build your skill level. Or you might be looking for a new technique to enhance your art. Whatever the goal Nick will serve as your guide using his out-of-the-box skill VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Gina Perkes
Thursday 8/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

This class takes the beginning machine quilter to a new level. Gain confidence with your free motion quilting and begin learning how to use rulers for straight lines. As she introduces a wide variety of exercises, Gina helps quilters successfully execute many different designs in a relaxed, fun VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/19/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

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

Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/19/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

Gather tricks for everything from how to make an invisible zipper installation look near flawless, and how to make most any zipper invisible (without the hand work) to how easy it is to create a perfect double welt pocket on most any garment (all sewing from the inside). And then even more &hell VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Thursday 8/19/21
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5, B21

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

Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/19/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

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...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/19/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18
In our hectic lives, many of us find it hard at times to dedicate time to our fashion sewing (more so if you're on the road teaching it!). Needless to say, any shortcuts that help with time as well as improve our sewing skills are greatly beneficial to the end product. In class, we'll discover un VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/19/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19
She does! When you have no one to help, you learn to fit yourself. The easiest way to do this is through measurements. Learn the art of measuring, the order in which measurements are used that, if followed, will simplify the fitting process. Explore techniques of a master fitter to obtain the ne VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 8/19/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X

Scan n’ Cut is the only digital cutter that offers the ability to scan an image to get you creating right out of the box! Wondering why you would want to scan or even what to scan? Libby is here to answer those questions while guiding you through all the scanning functions and options. Lear VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/19/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B24X

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

Kris Vierra
Thursday 8/19/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C35X
Wondering what to do with all those orphan quilt blocks? Turn them into fabulous outfits! Learn how to take your orphan quilt blocks and combine them with ready-made patterns to make one of a kind quilted outfits. We will cover how to alter your pattern to add the blocks, techniques for ensuring a g VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 8/19/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C36X

Rolled flowers are not just for paper anymore! Libby will take you through all the steps for successful fabric cutting with an electronic cutter. Learn how to stabilize fabric for clean, crisp cuts, rolling, layering and shaping techniques that will give your flowers a realistic look which cannot VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/19/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X

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

Hands on Workshop
Aine McCarthy
Thursday 8/19/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C40X
Beautiful machine embroidery starts with proper hooping - yet there is a well-known list of items that are not so easy to hoop. Using a magnetic hoop, you will stabilize, hoop, and embroider a personalized design on an item that is notorious for being hard to hoop and tricky to embroider. Learn the VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/19/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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

Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/19/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
When sewists talk about sergers do you feel like you need a translator? Upper loopers…lower loopers… chain loopers…differential feed…five needles….WHAT??? You have got to be kidding! Kathy will start at the VERY BEGINNING, explaining the ins and outs of sergers an VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 8/19/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/19/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

Have you ever found yourself digging around in the trash looking for a sewing project? Probably not! But for some reason, Connie did just that and has come up with a great way to upcycle an empty candy or cookie bag. After you have carefully opened your candy or cookie bag (see Student Supply Lis VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Teresa Coates
Thursday 8/19/21
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C41, D57, E73

Do you know anyone who is expecting a special addition to their family? Or perhaps you have a little person in your life already who would love a snuggly present? What better gift than a soft, handmade cuddle blanket made through a combination of the entire range of Shannon Cuddle® Fabrics! J VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 8/19/21
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C42, D58, E74

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

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 8/19/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY
Learn a variety of different techniques to create your own unique modern log cabin quilt blocks. The blocks are improvised, working with guidelines used to achieve certain looks. The log cabin block is one of the most versatile of all quilt blocks, allowing the creator to fool the eye, direct the e VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/19/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Gina Perkes
Thursday 8/19/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

Discover both technique and design in this exciting, hands-on class! Gain confidence in using ruler templates in your free motion quilting. Explore the ease and precision involved as you use rulers to create amazing designs, bringing your quilting to life.  Learn how to incorporate travelin VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Pam Damour
Thursday 8/19/21
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D49, E65

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

Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/19/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

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

Kris Vierra
Thursday 8/19/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D51XY
Learn how to use your quilting skills to take your cosplay costumes to the next level. Kris will teach you how to add quilting to your cosplay garments, tips and tricks for working with non-traditional quilting fabrics including, but not limited to silk, satin, acetate, rayon, and leather. She&rsquo VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/19/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52
You've often admired the welt pockets on well-made garments wondering how they accomplished such a feat. Learn how with a few "tricks". Armed with the secrets to creating perfect welt pockets you’ll be able to create everything from a classic double welt to a shaped welt pocket. You can even i VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 8/19/21
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D53, E69

Learning the differences between all of the stabilizers can open up a world of possibility, and allow you to choose confidently whenever you have a project in mind. But, as Michelle knows, it can be a bit overwhelming. So, she’s going to share the best secret weapon in her creative stitchi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jeannie Plant
Thursday 8/19/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D56XY
Want to give machine embroidery a try? Start with a special stabilizer and beautiful embroidery threads. Add to that a wonderful sewing themed embroidery design and you are on your way to creating something that is special and unique right in the embroidery hoop! Don’t worry if you have neve VIEW MORE...
Abby Riba
Thursday 8/19/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
Let’s talk about why commercial patterns don’t fit and what we can do about it. First, we will start with proper body measurements and then apply those measurement to the pattern. We will discuss what to alter, which order to alter, ease, and making a muslin to test fit. Once you have th VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/19/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68
Seems just a few years ago, one was elated when they received a party invitation. Now, the feeling is often stressful, wondering what one can bring that isn't the cause for an allergic reaction or health hazard. Why not embroider something instead? Instead of a dozen iced cookies, why not a dozen co VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/19/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101

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

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 8/19/21
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F88XX
Stitch up this quick and easy in-the-hoop roll-up organizer featuring piecing and quilting, right in the embroidery hoop, to create four pockets perfect for storing your favorite sewing notions, make up brushes, markers, and more. Ideal for taking along to class or on vacation. This is a great class VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Teresa Coates
Thursday 8/19/21
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
F89X

What better accompaniment to your beautifully soft cuddle blanket, than a matching pair of slippers! With just a few stitches, you will walk away with a lovely gift that can be enjoyed every day. Teresa Coates of Shannon Fabrics will guide you through how to quickly sew-up these slippers and prov VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Thursday 8/19/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106

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

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Thursday 8/19/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F93X, G109
Feathers may seem daunting to master, but they are a quilting staple that everyone should have in their skill set. Kris will have you quilting feathers from fun and funky to formal in no time. She’ll share all her tips and tricks to make feathers into one of your favorite quilting designs. You VIEW MORE...
Annie Smith
Thursday 8/19/21
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
F81

With all of the love, energy and time that we pour into our quilting projects, it is no wonder that they come to carry the important meanings and stories to us that they do. While these stories may not be written and passed down through language, they are embedded in the very thread and fabric of VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, August 20, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 8/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134
With a modern approach to this ancient art form, discover the stunning snowflowers that can be achieved using fabric folding techniques including the elusive asanoha (hemp leaf) fold. Cindy will share her vast knowledge of the art and science of fabric dyeing along the way. You’ll be amaz VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 8/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135
Scraps taking over your studio? Learn a fresh, modern string quilt block to tame your overflowing scrap bins, incorporating favorite small pieces too wonderful to toss. Heather’s tried and true tips and valuable hints for successful visual effects round out your classroom experience with joy. VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Friday 8/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
Did you know that you can create 3-D projects in-the-hoop of your embroidery machine? It is quick, easy and fun to make in-the-hoop projects. You are in good hands with Michelle as your guide since she is a National Freelance Educator for Sulky of America. She will share her best stabilizer hacks an VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Linda Davis
Friday 8/20/21
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
H121X, J137X
Learn to make this updated, more modern Carpenters Star Block from just one charm pack! Linda has been quilting for over forty years, so come learn from a master who has won numerous awards for her gorgeous quilts. This quilt finishes at 40 x 40-inches and is the perfect size for a baby or lap quilt VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 8/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

Quilting without rulers, and almost, no rules is a fantasy for many quilters. Join Nick to learn all about piecing curves, how to deal with mini pieces and extremely thin lines while creating a quilt that can be either figurative or abstract. Bring your own fabrics in colors and patterns that spe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
“Little French Bonnet” is loved the world over and is possibly our most well attended class at Martha Pullen. This sweet bonnet is the perfect project for those who have never done any heirloom sewing, those who need a refresher course or those who want a handmade, precious baby gift. T VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

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

Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Friday 8/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141
Love the look of custom quilting but concerned about the time or skills involved? Don’t like to start and stop, but still want that personalized quilting design for your quilt? Yes, you can do custom quilting quickly and affordably. Kris will cover how to get from one side of you quilt to the VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Friday 8/20/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

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...

Jim Suzio
Friday 8/20/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114
Texture can add so much interest to a fabric and can enhance a garment. Sadly, that fabric of your dreams is not always available. So, why not create your own? See various samples on how using a standard (and wing) needle can texture a fabric when combined with a utility stitch on the machine. How a VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/20/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

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

Jim Suzio
Friday 8/20/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130
Chanel. The one name says it all. Clean, elegant lines. Attention to one of a kind details. And, that braid... See various methods, from “basic sewing” methods to machine embroidery, on how to make your own braided trims to create your own one of a kind Chanel inspired garment. VIEW MORE...
Pam Damour
Friday 8/20/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J131X

The difference between custom-made and handmade is in the hardware when it comes to bags. Join Pam as she shows you how to install metal feet, make adjustable straps, insert wallet frames and more in this fun and informative lecture. It’s time to kick it up a notch with great looking bags! VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Friday 8/20/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J132X

Everyone loves designs that use more than one color … but getting those layers to line up correctly can be tricky. Libby will walk you through a layering project as she shows you how to accurately line up multiple layers using registration marks and a technique using an offset feature. Lea VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/20/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X

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

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/20/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K152X
There is no easier or precise way to insert a zipper into your project than by using an embroidery machine! It also makes creating projects using vinyl a snap! Come join us and create this zippered bag with a vinyl window and see how easy it is to complete the entire bag in one machine embroidery ho VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

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...

Kris Vierra
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K146, L162XY
Do you hate the words “quilt as desired?” Think this phrase should be considered a four-letter word? Then you need this class. Kris will walk you through how to find the perfect quilting design for your quilt; from where to find inspiration, to how to decide what quilting will suit your VIEW MORE...
Abby Riba
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147
It happens to all of us. You make a perfectly fitting garment only to gain, or better yet, lose a few pounds and find that the garment is now uncomfortable to wear. Or you lovingly make a child’s garment and discover they have grown! What if there were a way that you could construct garments t VIEW MORE...
Libby Ashcraft
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148

Discover a world of digital cutting beyond fabric and vinyl! Explore the variety of specialty materials available, gather practical tips, helpful techniques and lots of clever ideas for using each. Leave class with inspiration for projects using tattoo paper, printable materials, specialty adhes VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY
Master the art of mixing a 24-step color gradation out of 3 packets of dye! Cover the basics of hand dyeing fabric and learn to take the color wheel beyond primary, secondary and tertiary colors. You will learn dyeing math, color terminology as well as the emotion of color. This is a great colo VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Connie has done it again! She has a way of coming up with cute projects and then taking away all the road bumps for smooth sailing in the classroom. Make this useful zipper bag complete with pretty, custom embroidery, iron-on vinyl and did I mention the zipper is two-way? It’s a great littl VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Annie Smith
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

Annie Smith shares her award-winning technique for machine appliqué, which is sure to make the art of appliqué easy and fun through her simple and straightforward methodology. In this class, you will learn the fundamental steps of how to use fusible web to secure your applique shape VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY
This great little clutch is an elegant accessory and easy as pie to make. And of course, if zippers have intimidated you at any point, you will quickly become their master during class. The Chrissie Clutch features zipper pockets made with Pam’s metallic zippers and pulls, a lining and strap o VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K155, L171, M187

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...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

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

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Hands on Workshop
Gina Perkes
Friday 8/20/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY

Feathers are amazing! They can be stylized and are incredibly versatile. Gina will show you how to find your own unique style in your feather work. There are a variety of techniques for drafting and stitching feathers which can be used in different applications from block and border motifs to fre VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/20/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

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

Jim Suzio
Friday 8/20/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
When your car's not running, you go to the mechanic. Faucet drips, the plumber. Not feeling well, the physician. But where do you go when your embroidery design doesn't stitch out right? You know, that "perfect" design you saw online, beautifully flowing fills, textures, with detailed outlining. Onl VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Friday 8/20/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L164XY
Kiss the Cook with a personalized gift for the kitchen. Michelle will share with you the tool she uses to create unique designs to embellish just about anything plus be inspired to use your embroidery files to create templates for transfers. Take time out, relax and have fun as you learn how to succ VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/20/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L168XY
In-the-hoop machine embroidered projects are more popular than ever. In this class, we will be creating a collapsible knickknack tray that can be used for travel or in your home. When not in use, it collapses to almost nothing so that it can be easily stored. When in use, it provides tons of space f VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/20/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213

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

Hands on Workshop
Teresa Coates
Friday 8/20/21
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N201XX

Cuddly soft blankets aren’t just for little people! Join Shannon Fabrics educator Teresa Coates as you learn how to effortlessly construct a self-binding blanket. You will not only learn how to work with Cuddle® and Luxe Cuddle® fabrics and perfectly size your blanket, but you will VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 8/20/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N204X, P220

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

Hands on Workshop
Gina Perkes
Friday 8/20/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N205X, P221

Let’s face it, modern quilts provide a beautiful canvas to showcase amazing quilting designs and technique. Join Gina as she shares a variety of modern designs to enhance your quilts perfectly. Includes grid work basics (an introduction to rulers), geometric patterns, modern filler designs, VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, August 21, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 8/21/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X
Michelle Umlauf is a National Sewing Educator representing Sulky of America who has a vivacious passion for thread. Learn how Michelle approaches thread selection. If you have difficulty selecting just the right thread to quilt, embroider, serge, or embellish your projects, Michelle can help you! Yo VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Saturday 8/21/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X

Foil is all the rage! Combine foil and digital cutting in this hands-on class to create a cute framed wallhanging. Examine a variety of ways, with all the best tips, for using foil on fabric and begin adding even more sparkle to your paper creations. You'll love how easy, fun and versatile foi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/21/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229X, R245
Bellies, boobs, butts and backs: the four main areas of our bodies that give us our "fitting fits!" Since there are 88 different figure variations, this workshop is the beginning of building your own pattern alteration reference file. Working with half-scale practice patterns, learn how to alter for VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Saturday 8/21/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246
If we can fold, clamp and dye fat quarters and yards, why not quilt backs?!? After a year alone in my studio, I learned a few tips and tricks to folding large quilt backs solo, and I am eager to share them with you! When you use jumbo fabric cuts, you need jumbo itajime templates and jumbo clamps, a VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 8/21/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

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

Hands on Workshop
Aine McCarthy
Saturday 8/21/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q232X
Beautiful machine embroidery starts with proper hooping - yet there is a well-known list of items that are not so easy to hoop. Using a magnetic hoop, you will stabilize, hoop, and embroider a personalized design on an item that is notorious for being hard to hoop and tricky to embroider. Learn the VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Annie Smith
Saturday 8/21/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

With her tremendous creative talents as an appliqué artist, Annie Smith will share her expertise as you work together to craft a charming floral appliqué. You will walk away with a beautifully embellished piece that could form the basis of a pillow, a zipper-bag or even a framed blo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 8/21/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

This beautiful woven tee has a bias drape and cut on sleeves. There are only two pieces to cut, the sewing is easy, and the length and look are variable depending on the look you want. This is a great wardrobe builder that is easy to wear and versatile. Depending on the fabric you choose, it can VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 8/21/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251
This wallet is fast and easy to make. With only three pieces of fabric, your wallet will have a currency pocket, four card pockets and zippered pocket for loose change. The metal clasp is a cinch to use and you’ll enjoy the compliments every time you use it! Just think of all the possibil VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/21/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Saturday 8/21/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253
Learn how to spice up your quilts with a variety of background fillers. From the basic to the advanced, this class has something for every skill level. You’ll learn how to build on basic fills to create texture and dimension in your quilting. Learn fills for traditional, modern and art quilts. VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/21/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

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...

Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/21/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

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

Connie Palmer
Saturday 8/21/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

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...

Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/21/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
Ever wonder how all of those beautiful serged edges and other decorative elements are created? Come learn how easy it is to embellish fabrics with your serger! We will cover all sorts of serger stitches, including flatlock, rolled hems, wide and narrow overlocks and even a bit of cover stitch. Learn VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Saturday 8/21/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

Well, that’s the truth! Problem solving tricks abound in this class dedicated to clothes we love to wear as opposed to those that look best on the hanger. Discover to how to "fix" gaping necklines (besides taking in the sides, darts or shoulders), how to add elastic that doesn't gather th VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Saturday 8/21/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R244X
Take your electronic cutting fun to the next level when you learn to use two different types of magnet material. As you create your own magnets in class, you’ll be preparing to be the most popular maker in your social circle, as you start gifting these fast and oh-so-easily-customized treats.< VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Jeannie Plant
Saturday 8/21/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R248X
Want to give machine embroidery a try? Start with a special stabilizer and beautiful embroidery threads. Add to that a wonderful sewing themed embroidery design and you are on your way to creating something that is special and unique right in the embroidery hoop! Don’t worry if you have neve VIEW MORE...
Nick Coman
Saturday 8/21/21
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S259X

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

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/21/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
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...
Abby Riba
Saturday 8/21/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
If you are thinking about starting or recently started a sewing business, you don’t want to miss this class. There are many important things to consider when you go into business for yourself and Abby will highlight some questions that you may not have thought about but are critical for busine VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/21/21
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S260, T276
Luscious ribbons of all sizes and colors are folded and stitched in a variety of ways that transform them into beautiful flowers, buds and leaves. Kathy introduces these simple techniques along with how to hold your hands and fingers while twisting, flipping, rotating, or folding the ribbons. Lear VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Saturday 8/21/21
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S261, T277

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

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Saturday 8/21/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
Well, the day has come when you decide to pass along Grandmother's prized pearls. While you have a plain box to put them in, you want for something "more." What better way than to make one yourself! An "in the hoop" embroidery design that will make that heirloom even more special. Create VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 8/21/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
Stitch up a super cute in-the-hoop needle notebook that will keep all your needles well organized. This adorable roll-up case features see-through pockets “sew” you can find your sewing, quilting, embroidery and serger needles at a glance. Discover how quick and easy it is to create proj VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Teresa Coates
Saturday 8/21/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
Did you know that you can make an entire stuffed animal using an embroidery machine? You can and you will make Kimberbear's head and face in this class. After making the head, we will use the sewing machine to proceed with the rest of his body as there are two methods of construction for this patter VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 8/21/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Quick, easy and accurate piecing all made possible using easy piecing grid. Use 1-inch size grid for a delightful pincushion with a scrap catcher attached. Keep it next to your sewing machine to catch the threads and trimmings and keep your pins handy, too. You’ll have so much fun you&rsquo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Saturday 8/21/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
Tired of quilts that have more waves than Miss America? Want to learn to miter single or multiple borders without worry? Maybe you just want to spice up your same old borders and binding with something new: like scallops, flanges, or prairie points. Join Kris as she covers basic and advanced binding VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/21/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

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...

Libby Ashcraft
Saturday 8/21/21
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X

Explore appliqué from “start to finish”. We will explore everything from “traditional” applique to machine embroidered applique – including using fabric, heat transfer vinyl, or just outline stitches! Loads of tips and tricks for using software and the electro VIEW MORE...

Nick Coman
Saturday 8/21/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

We’re all attracted to colors, but often don’t know how to use them to achieve the look and feel we’re after. Let Nick help you sort it all out – starting with the color system graphic artists, fabric dyers, printers and watercolor artists use to get those wonderful, heart VIEW MORE...

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$8.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00

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