Lakeland, FL

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1-Day Admission: $8 Online or $10 at the Expo

 

Processing Fee: waived for 2021 event

Classes & Workshops:

Purchase at the Expo for $23 per session

Registration Desk opens at 7:45am

 

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 3/17/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

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

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Alicia Welcher
Wednesday 3/17/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X
Ever wish you had a perfect hostess or housewarming gift on hand? This is your chance! Or you can just keep it for yourself! During this one-day class, you will learn how to embroider on several types of blanks, including a mini market tote, a tea towel and a mini apron. You will also sew up a VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Wednesday 3/17/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X
The tiny new angel in your life will have sweet dreams under this instant heirloom set! This precious quilt with a coordinating pillowcase is sure to become two of your most favorite serger projects. Accented with Victorian embroideries, beading, and ribbons, this delightful quilt looks as if it too VIEW MORE...
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Thursday, March 18, 2021
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Teacher
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Nick Coman
Thursday 3/18/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1X

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...

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Barbara Moore
Thursday 3/18/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21

Best foot forward, or path of least resistance? Either way, a workshop that starts at the beginning (or very nearly) of your machine embroidery experience is priceless! Discuss options, logical approaches, materials (including stabilizers) and designs, as you embroider your project in class. The VIEW MORE...

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Eric Drexler
Thursday 3/18/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Yes, Eric is playing with thread again and this time he is mixing it up! He is going to treat you to a wonderful trunk show full of inspiration, show you how and when to use Tsukineko® ink, and then on to the REALLY fun part… embellishing with Sulky® threads to create a quilt piece VIEW MORE...

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Pat Sauer & Lyn Powers
Thursday 3/18/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

Applique continues to grow in popularity due to specialized tools that are now available, including the embroidery machine and electric cutting machines. Take the reins as you experience how the two work together while making a colorful spring placemat. You will build the applique using the desig VIEW MORE...

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Donelle McAdams
Thursday 3/18/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
Even though it may be your very first time to try Template Quilting with rulers, you will AMAZE yourself with the success that you will experience with this project. First, we will stitch the Borders to the center fabric and then dive right into Template Quilting and create a beautiful 16-inch squa VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/18/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

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

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/18/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

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

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/18/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3
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...
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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/18/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4
Details always make the difference! From easy tricks for the smallest of garments, to creating perfect collars, added piping, pintucks, folded tucks, puffing, spaghetti bias, rick rack, covered buttons, pearl buttons and other embellishments….. you’ll explore dozens of wa VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/18/21
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...

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Abby Riba
Thursday 3/18/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B18X
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...
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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/18/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B19X

The fashions of athleisure -- yoga pants, leggings and tops -- are now part of our everyday wardrobes. And they’re really fun to sew. Learn to make the most fashionable and wearable versions as you explore the components with an expert. Kathy, an experienced fitter who loves to work with k VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/18/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20
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...
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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/18/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C33X

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...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/18/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X
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...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/18/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

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...

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Julie Luoma
Thursday 3/18/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35
You’ve finished piecing your quilt top and now it’s time for the borders. If you find yourself avoiding this step, let Julie inspire you with simple yet exotic borders that will perfectly frame your beautiful work. The best part is that these quilt borders are created using simple shapes VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/18/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36

Making and finishing a project is always fun and after 40 years of sewing, Connie has figured out more than a few shortcuts and helpful methods for making things easier and faster. Discover invaluable techniques as she shares her best-loved tricks for finishing your projects. You will take that l VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/18/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY

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...

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Pat Sauer & Lyn Powers
Thursday 3/18/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

Have you ever tried making a purse using an embroidery machine? Well, here is your chance! You will embroider a zippered purse using a popular Parker on the Porch™ digital embroidery pattern. Not good at putting in a zipper? This ”in the hoop" embroidery technique is precise and best VIEW MORE...

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Nick Coman
Thursday 3/18/21
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C40, D56, E72

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...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/18/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
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...
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Eric Drexler
Thursday 3/18/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D49XY

Eric has a love for sharing his knowledge of sewing and loves to push the creative boundaries. Are we surprised that he has come up with new and unique ways to use stabilizer? He will first explain what each stabilizer is typically used for and then the fun begins! You’ll be guided on a jo VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/18/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

This simple ruler can add so much variety and speed to your projects...use it to quickly decorate a jacket, make a table runner, a tree skirt or just piece 150 pieces of fabric in an hour. You will love the potential and the outcome.

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/18/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D51XY

It’s amazing how much information Kathy can pack into just one hour!  This is a great session for anyone who sews garments, offering so much of what we need to know, logically and with great samples to illustrate her lessons. Learn how to decide what fabric works best for your garment VIEW MORE...

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Abby Riba
Thursday 3/18/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52
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...
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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/18/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D53XY
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...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/18/21
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
E66, F82

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

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Friday, March 19, 2021
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Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H113X, J129
Learn a series of new techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love. In this longer-form interactive demonstration, you'll discuss favorite garments of fellow students (maybe yours!), identify the reasons they're so well liked, then decide what to copy and h VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/19/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X

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...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H117X, J133
“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...
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Nick Coman
Friday 3/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

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...

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Pat Sauer & Lyn Powers
Friday 3/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Become an artist as you make your own whimsical monogrammed wall hanging by embroidering on paper! Paper? Really?! Experience the ease of building your embroidery design right on the embroidery machine and then add a monogram using the built-in monogram fonts. It’s easier than you think and VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

Learn the easy steps to fusible applique while you enjoy the humor of these chicks with their hats. Applique can easily be enlarged and reduced and is quick and easy with fusible web and an applique pressing sheet. Learn the process and how to finish this 15 x 27-inch wall hanging.

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/19/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

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

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/19/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

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...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 3/19/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as Co VIEW MORE...

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Julie Luoma
Friday 3/19/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131
AnglePlay templates are incredibly easy to use, freeing you to be truly creative. Learn the art of choosing fabric to create out of this world designs. No paper piecing and truly easy enough for any level, yet the potential layouts fascinate even the most experienced quilters. Julie will take VIEW MORE...
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Donelle McAdams
Friday 3/19/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X
Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason, it makes free motion quilting quicker and easier! Meet me at the drawing board to draw the stitch patterns you will use on your quilt blocks. The process is made easy using quilting templates to bring out the DESIGNER in you! Drawing your quil VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/19/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

Learn about the specialty tools and notions used in the fashion industry for all types of pattern work, and how to use them for better, faster and more accurate results. These are the same tools found in the toolboxes of fashion professionals in NYC and Hollywood – they help you to move sw VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/19/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147

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...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/19/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148

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...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 3/19/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

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...

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Eric Drexler
Friday 3/19/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

Make a belt or scarf with this fun, simple, lace technique using artsy circles. It can also be adapted to use for many different projects. It’s not hard to do and Eric will guide you through the process. While you are experimenting with some specialty threads, Eric will show you many useful VIEW MORE...

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Pat Sauer & Lyn Powers
Friday 3/19/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Split monograms are crazy popular! You may have seen them on towels, wood plaques, pillows and more. Now you can create your own personalized project while building a potholder in the hoop and dressing up a tea towel with built in monogram fonts. What could be easier? This project is so fun and e VIEW MORE...

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Nick Coman
Friday 3/19/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

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...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/19/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

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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Donelle McAdams
Friday 3/19/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L161XY
Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Meet me at the drawing board to see how creating designs with quilting templates for borders brings out the DESIGNER in you! In this class, we will be creating border designs. Use Westalee Design Templates from Sampler Set 1 and Hearts to cre VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/19/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

Shark Tank's Mr. Wonderful says "I need to make money!" Are you making money in your business? Yes, but is it profit or just income? Let Connie show you how you can know if that "green" is actually yours.

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/19/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

A jacket is a perfect cover-up, so Kathy learned how to make them in as little as 3 hours -- AND with the finished look of classic tailoring, using her “quik” sew techniques and fusibles. Learn what you can do on the inside to make the outside of your jackets smooth, balanced and perk VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/19/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164
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...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/19/21
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
M178, N194

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

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Eric Drexler
Friday 3/19/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N193X, P209

Eric Drexler has been a sewing machine mechanic for over 35 years, and he wants to share his love and knowledge for, what he considers his “Baby”, the Singer 221 Featherweight. Eric will walk you through how to take off all the covers, where to oil and what to watch out for. Your &ld VIEW MORE...

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Saturday, March 20, 2021
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Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q226X, R242
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...
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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/20/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X

Once you get a pattern that fits, you can use it to make almost anything. Kathy will teach you easy ways to fit your shoulder bust and arms and then learn her wax paper techniques to copy details from finished garments and add them to your pattern. Learn how to change necklines, hemlines and slee VIEW MORE...

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Donelle McAdams
Saturday 3/20/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X
Be entertained and gain valuable piecing and quilting information as Donelle shares years of experience in the quilting world. She will answer some of your most pressing questions from which threads to use, the importance of basting, mitering borders and bindings to her choice of scissors and more. VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/20/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

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...

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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Colorful batiks and easy applique combine for a fun and finished wall hanging. Learn all about fused applique, including how to select the right fusible, use the applique pressing sheet, easily transfer your pattern to fabric and more. Binding a problem for you? Learn to make a perfectly mitered VIEW MORE...

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Pat Sauer & Lyn Powers
Saturday 3/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

Keep all your important sewing notions in view with this handy tote. It may look complicated but is made simple in this class. Take advantage of the Brother “My Design Center” and embroidery capabilities to add a perfectly placed zipper in the hoop while learning how to embroider and VIEW MORE...

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Julie Luoma
Saturday 3/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
Reverse applique done on a sewing machine is quick and easy. Join Julie for a relaxing and fun time as you experience for yourself the ease of finishing your amazingly simple yet interesting reverse applique project. In class, you choose the fabric and a unique template to complete your very own pr VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/20/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
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...
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Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/20/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as Co VIEW MORE...

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Eric Drexler
Saturday 3/20/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R241X
Yes, jump right in! The water is fine outside the box. Join Eric in this fun, fast paced ride through the water soluble world of Sulky Wash-Aways! Begin with some very useful tips and a few of Eric’s favorite tricks, then finish up with unexpected ideas for more inspiration. He always bring VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/20/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244

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

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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/20/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X

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...

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/20/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S257, T273X

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

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/20/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

All serger owners and prospective serger owners will love this class! 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 seq VIEW MORE...

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Abby Riba
Saturday 3/20/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
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...
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Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 3/20/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

You’ve seen those lovely monogrammed and embroidered towels in the latest home magazines. Can you really create that for yourself? Join Barbara to learn all the best practices to choosing the correct stabilizer as well as hooping techniques for beautiful embroidery on towels and terry fabri VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/20/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

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...

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Donelle McAdams
Saturday 3/20/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
TempLee Quilting is similar to reverse applique but much easier. We will stitch a beautiful medallion using Westalee Design® rulerwork templates and then cut out sections of the top fabric to reveal the ‘peeker’ fabric while creating a beautiful 20-inch square wall hanging. Class i VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/20/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

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

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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/20/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274

Because the steps are the opposite of what you traditionally do in sewing, some feel like they can't conquer paper piecing. That is simply a myth! Easy steps and a little instruction allow anyone to experience not only paper piecing success but paper piecing joy! Skeptics are welcome on this "han VIEW MORE...

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General Admission
$8.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00
Project Pouch
$5.00
Refund Policy: General admission, class and product tickets for Original Sewing & Quilt Expo are non-refundable. Please send someone in your place if you are unable to attend. If the event cannot occur on the scheduled dates, then a credit for a future event will be issued.
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