Lakeland, FL

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Judy Phillips
Wednesday 3/15/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB300X, MDB360X

Have you ever wanted to make a Collage Quilt and weren’t sure where to start? We have streamlined the process for you! Come prepared to leave with the beginnings of a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Each of these quilts are unique and take on a personality all their own. The collage technique ad VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 3/15/23
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 bo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Wednesday 3/15/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

Planning a new adventure? Or just dreaming of planning one? Let us help you to get ready to go! During this full-day class, we will be embroidering several travel items – a couple of leather luggage tags, a cosmetic bag/dopp kit and a straw sun visor. We will also create your choice of a fa VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Wednesday 3/15/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X

Eric has always loved the 3-dimensional effect Libby achieved with her free motion stitching. He brought her directions up to date using some of the new Sulky metallic threads and improved stabilizers. What a fantastic way to experiment with various threads and stabilizers that you might have nev VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Wednesday 3/15/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB306X, MDB366X

Striped fabric often gets relegated to the borders and binding of our quilts. What if we made striped fabric the star? In Stripes Yipes, we'll explore 2 different ways to use striped fabric to make complicated looking blocks. The morning will be spent with a brief chat about striped fabric, f VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Wednesday 3/15/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB307X, MDB367X

Spend the day with Kathy serging-up a tunic for you or for a child. Sergers and knits go together like peanut butter and jelly - a match made in heaven! Learn all about your sergers differential feed, what needles to use, working with ribbing and interlock, perfect neck bindings, hems of all kind VIEW MORE...

Judy Kessinger
Wednesday 3/15/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB308X, MDB368X

This is the day Judy shares something exciting with her sewing friends. Known as The Fit Doctor, Judy will spend the day administering to you -- dosing you with a new enthusiasm for sewing clothes you’ll love to wear, as she diagnoses and treats the causes of your diminished enthusiasm abou VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/16/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 1X, B17

No drawing ability needed, really. You'll use simple stencils to trace designs onto freezer paper-backed muslin…. how easy is that? Then, starting with crayons, you'll simply color (mostly inside the lines). Jill will help you with shading and application techniques, then take you VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/16/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 2X, B18

Inspired by days gone by, these sewing boxes allowed you to carry all the necessary supplies in one meticulously organized box. This box is designed to open like a flower when the top of the box is removed, exposing “petals” that will hold a variety of your sewing notions. All you nee VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/16/23
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X

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

Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/16/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

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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Hands on Workshop
Fran Brown
Thursday 3/16/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

This in-the-hoop embroidered clutch is a great go-to gift! Discover the ease of adding scalloped “drips” in-the-hoop to accent the bag and highlight your favorite fabric. Just like “icing on the cake,” this bag will be a hit with everyone! Learn how to combine two hoopings VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Erin Grogan
Thursday 3/16/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Let us add a modern twist to your quilting repertoire. We will begin the journey inside the mind of Erin. This quilt is inspired by the circuit boards inside all our electronic devices. It is put together in log cabin fashion. The blocks are made up of narrow strips of fabric formed around a cent VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 3/16/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

Nick has done it again! He has taken the great parts of the Magic Jacket and transformed it into a Boho, tunic length vest. Perfect for spring and summer layering, it will certainly become your go-to vest. From the inseam button band to the cute, gathered pockets it is sure have people asking, &l VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/16/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

The classic Dresden quilt block looks fresh and modern, full of color, in the mini quilt. Pick up lots of tips during class to make this gem go together easily and perfectly. Make one as a mini, or make many for a full-sized quilt! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for detai VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/16/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a s VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/16/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

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 their dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Waynna Kershner and Iris Noitalay
Thursday 3/16/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

Are you a quilter that has many quilt tops made, but not yet quilted? Are you tired of sending out your quilts and paying someone else to finish them? A longarm quilting machine might be the right move for you, but it is a big investment and can be a very intimidating step. Let us help educate yo VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/16/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3

Seams. They are what bring our projects together. Seams are simple enough, fabric brought together with needle and thread. Is it really all that simple or could you improve upon your craft by using a not so obvious seam choice? Dive into the world of seams and discover benefits to moving away fro VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/16/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

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 3/16/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

You have seen them in the best shops, online and in catalogs. Those dress shirts with smooth plackets, matching pockets, crisp collars, and unique detail finishes. These features are easier to duplicate than you might think! We will discuss fabric selection. Do you have to use woven fabrics or wo VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/16/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20

We so very often have bodies that have different lengths and different widths from side to side from center front and center back! Amazingly we are not all symmetrical, but patterns are made for only the right side. No wonder we have fitting issues. Sometimes it is just a little difference and so VIEW MORE...

Eric Drexler
Thursday 3/16/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21
Unlock the mystery of stabilizing for all your sewing, quilting, serging and embroidery projects. Learning the differences between the various stabilizers can open a world of possibility and allow you to choose confidently whenever you have a project in mind. VIEW MORE...
June Colburn
Thursday 3/16/23
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X

From royal robes to some of our favorite textiles, hand-dyed, wax-resist batiks have an alluring past and an exciting future. Learn about the history and importance of these fabrics in Balinese culture. Explore the workings of a batik "factory" and how expert dyers create the designs an VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

Knits can confound even the most seasoned embroiderer from time to time. Alicia has had plenty of experience working with a wide range of knits over the years, and has collected all her favorite, tried and true techniques for you. Join her as she shares her collection of top tips and easy tricks VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

You CAN do it better. In most situations there is an easier, more efficient, and faster way to do things, helping you enjoy the process without the headaches. Connie has been a pattern designer and educator for over 30 years. Let her show you some of her best tips to improve your process, shorten VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

Let's be honest, a classic dress shirt (especially in menswear) can be boring!! Let’s liven it up with some well-placed seams or some awesome color blocking or a combination of the two. What if you added texture? Let’s go inside the mind of Jim Suzio to see what other artful and c VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36

Kathy's specialty is finding faster and easier ways to fit and sew clothes. Kathy will teach you how to create styles that will fit and compliment your own personal shape. How to make clothes that are comfortable to wear and make you look marvelous. After she shows you how it is done, you hav VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C38, D54, E70

The second bag in Pam’s Alphabet Series is named for one of her dearest high school friends. This roomy beach bag, made from a screen mesh, has an inside zippered pocket to hold a cell phone, keys, cash, etc. There is also an accessory bag to hold other “beachy” supplies. The pa VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Fran Brown
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

Embroidering on clear vinyl isn’t as scary as it sounds! This splash bag is stylish and water resistant as well as a terrific way to keep things organized and dry. The entire bag, zipper included, is assembled in the embroidery hoop. No sewing required. Fabric kit is included in your kit fe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

It is difficult to make a nine-patch interesting on its own. They can be a little boring. Therefore, let us shake things up and be bored no more! Start by making some non-traditional nine-patches. No worries, Heather will guide you every step of the way including size, construction, color selecti VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C41, D57, E73

Get your fill. . . of border stitches that is! No more under-quilted borders and sashing. Discover time saving tools and learn some quilting tips that will result in a professional look. Beginners or experienced quilters will benefit from these free motion exercises. As a bonus, you will get the VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

The 7-hole cord foot and the braiding foot are both forms of couching feet that complement each other but act very differently. Playing with a variety of threads, fibers, fabrics and trims, create samples of more than a dozen different techniques both practical and decorative. The techniques will VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C43, D59, E75

Everyone has that favorite tee that seems to go with everything and then suddenly, they stop making them. Join Nick in a “make it better and make it yours” exploration in pattern making. In class we will knock off your tee and make up a muslin out of that pattern. Then we will make so VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Waynna Kershner and Iris Noitalay
Thursday 3/16/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or considering a quilting busin VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/16/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

Have you been looking for ways to create more amazing projects with your embroidery machine? Maybe you want to stitch on some non-traditional surfaces ….. maybe even non-fabric materials! Join Alicia as she blazes a trail of stunning embroidery options from the not-your-average-fabric ca VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/16/23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D50XY

Hurray! Back to hands-on Classes! Bring a pair of scissors and some “Scotch” tape and have a hands-on experience in using the Seam Method of pattern alteration. It is an amazing way to get your patterns to fit your body. Of the three different methods of pattern alteration, the seam m VIEW MORE...

Julie Luoma
Thursday 3/16/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
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...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/16/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52

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...

Kelly Garcia
Thursday 3/16/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53

Kelly is a quilter who took her skills to the next logical step and became a longarm quilter. She will share with you what she has learned along the way such as what she looks for, what she likes to see, what she hates to see and how to deal with the issues that come up when you take on a project VIEW MORE...

Debbie Wendt
Thursday 3/16/23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

A look at all things bindings…from traditional to fused, hand sewn to machine sewn and quilts to clothing. Be inspired by an array of binding styles to finish your edges. Learn how to choose the best binding fabric for your quilt, how to make bindings and achieving perfect mitered corners VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/16/23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67

Often, it’s the collar or cuff construction that can make or break a garment. We will delve into professional construction techniques as well as innovative methods to create interest in your collars or cuffs. What is on the inside of that collar? Does it matter? Can you really jazz up a col VIEW MORE...

June Colburn
Thursday 3/16/23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69

Fashionistas are fascinated with the kimono. It can be belted over pants, altered for length or sleeve shape, or worn just as is, fashion houses have turned them into haute couture. These Japanese kimono fabrics or prints are reminiscent of Japanese motifs. Join us to explore ideas for recycling VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/16/23
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F81XX

Pleated drapery panels are all the rage, and with more pleating options than ever before. In this combination lecture/demo/hands on class, Pam will take you through all the steps involved in making custom pleated drapery panels. Learn the secret of eight distinct types of pleats and how to use ea VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/16/23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F82X, G 98

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
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 3/16/23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105

Join Donelle for a 'Play Date' using templates for quilting. No free motion or template quilting experience needed. Donelle will take you through the basics and then you will have the opportunity to 'play' with the templates to experience the ease of quilting with templates. She w VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, March 17, 2023
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 3/17/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H113X, J129

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' VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/17/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H114X, J130

Have you struggled with sleeves that are too big, too small, or just don’t seem quite right? Join Joe for this hands-on sleeve pattern drafting class. You will be using your very own measurements to create a pattern that is perfect for you. Once you have a basic well-fitting sleeve, you can VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 3/17/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

Samples, samples, and more samples! Make samples of twin needle tucks, edge joining tucks, edge stitching tucks, embellished tucks, hooped embroidery, non-hooped embroidery, stitch manipulation that will inspire and delight. You could make the samples into a reference notebook to refer to again a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Fran Brown
Friday 3/17/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Is there such a thing as perfect quilting? You bet there is when you quilt in-the-hoop using your embroidery machine! The process is speedy, mesmerizing and the results are pure perfection. Did you know that you can even insert a zipper with your embroidery machine? You will do all these things a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/17/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

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

Hands on Workshop
Julie Luoma
Friday 3/17/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

The beauty of the Orange Peel quilt is the many creative possibilities that are available. However, matching those circles can be challenging if you are using the traditional methods. Julie's method using Less Than Traditional templates makes the process trouble free and more appealing. No pu VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kelly Garcia
Friday 3/17/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

Although Tumbling Triangles looks complex, you will quickly learn that having the right tool, the V Block® tool, makes all the difference! Begin by choosing the size you want to make, then choose two contrasting fabrics and you are on your way to making a lovely quilt.  Kelly will be you VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/17/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

The perfect place to organize your papers and knickknacks! Learn how easy it is to create perfect bindings by serger using fusible thread! You will walk away with a completed organizer, ready to hang on a wall at home. It is guaranteed to perfectly match your décor because you bring the fabric. < VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/17/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

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

Hands on Workshop
Waynna Kershner and Iris Noitalay
Friday 3/17/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or considering a quilting busin VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 3/17/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

So, you just got your first embroidery machine (and/or new set of embroidery designs) and you've been stitching away but what to do with all the amazing designs you have stitched? Turn those stitched-out embroidery samples, that you worked so hard on, into something beautiful. Discover how si VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/17/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

Hop into 'TOPS’ with Kathy as she shares her unique sewing techniques that are faster, easier, and get better results than many traditional approaches. The discussion will include information about interfacings, straight and fusible tapes, and bias. To “top” it off, Kathy wi VIEW MORE...

June Colburn
Friday 3/17/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

The story of boro is one of lives lived in extreme poverty, of people who admired beauty and kept/repaired their valuable textiles--not just for years, but for lifetimes. Tattered clothing and bedding were mended, re-mended and patched. This is a rare opportunity to examine authentic examples of VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Friday 3/17/23
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J131X

The secret is out! A great bag does not just happen, it takes research, engineering, and planning to succeed. Pam has done all the research and is going to share her discoveries with you. She will help you determine the best stabilizers, zippers, and hardware for your bag, as well as demonstrate VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/17/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

Frustrations abound with the challenge of fitting anything other than a B cup for the bust. So, whether you are larger or smaller, full, or flat, rounded or pointed, or some other interesting combination, this is the class that will help you come out a winner in the fitting battle with the bust! VIEW MORE...

Erin Grogan
Friday 3/17/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J133

Dive into the discovery of who you are as an artist and as a quilter. Erin has met many wonderful quilters who feel like they don’t know what they “like.” They say things like they only make quilts from kits or feel like they have to use fabric that is currently popular. There&r VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/17/23
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K150X

Did you know that you can create a perfect welt pocket using your embroidery machine? During this class, you will see how easy it is to create both the pocket and the welt opening using machine embroidery. You will walk away with this adorable tote bag, complete with applique and a functioning we VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
June Colburn
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K145, L161XY

Learn the ancient art of Japanese bookbinding using an easy hand-stitching technique. Create a one-of-a-kind book filled with textiles you would like to preserve. Collect remnants that are meaningful to you such as pieces of children’s clothing (or your own), wedding dresses, special quilts VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K146, L162, M178

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...

Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147

The only thing better than reading recipes is eating the finished product! You will love the finished results of the following recipe! Take one prewashed sweatshirt, your size in a unisex sweatshirt, preferable one from Goodwill, add pieces of fun and colorful fabric, possibly using materials fro VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148

Join Kathy as she shares her unique techniques for sewing pants that are faster and easier with better results than the traditional approach. Learn a no roll no bulk elastic waist finish, how to add a pocket, steps to eliminate twisted pant legs, a smooth zipper that never puckers, how to elimina VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K149

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 VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Fran Brown
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

This perfectly lined clutch is great for any occasion. Learn to piece different textile mediums, fabric and cork, together in-the-hoop to create a beautiful look. Rehoop and add your pieced front to the bag back and finish it off with a beautiful handbag zipper. All machine embroidery, no sewing VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K152, L168, M184

Come join Eric for a fun filled time “painting” with thread. Before embroidery machines came into vogue, the only way to embroider with a machine was to drop the feed dogs and away you went. Eric is going to go “old school” and share his award-winning techniques and excell VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debbie Wendt
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K153, L169, M185

Make a table runner while learning basic cutting skills and trusted piecing techniques. To reduce fabric waste and for efficiency we will use a cutting plan to maximize the use of the three fat quarters you will be using for this project. Bring your own fabric; see supply list for det VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

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. Inc VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Quick and easy is exactly what this bag is all about. It is made completely on the serger. Learn how to insert a decorative zipper and attach a removable strap with a swivel clip. It has a flat bottom and is very versatile. Lengthen the strap and it becomes a cross body bag, shorten it some and i VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

This little jacket will quickly become one of your favorites to throw on over a tee or button up shirt. It looks just as at home with jeans as it does with a tank dress. Create your very own out of a mid-weight cotton, with inspiration from Nick’s collection. He will show the various possib VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Waynna Kershner and Iris Noitalay
Friday 3/17/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY

Are you fascinated by free motion quilting, but not sure where to start? Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting. Let us show you that it’s easier than you think! Learn from the experts how to create gorgeous continuous line quilting designs by connecting sim VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 3/17/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

Why complain about the lack of shirt pattern selections when all you have to do is make your own? You may already have that perfect or close to perfect shirt hanging in your closet. Simply take the shirt you already like and re-draft it to one you love! Jim will explain how easily you can replace VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/17/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

You CAN fit the seat of your pants by knowing how your shape differs from the pattern shape! Learn how using a Flexible Curve can give you a picture of yourself that you will never get with a camera. Curves matter! Learn how to shape the pattern for your shape. Learn the correct order to check yo VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/17/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165

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...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/17/23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L166XY

Want to take your greeting card game to the next level? With machine embroidery, you can! Learn how to successfully embroider heavy cardstock as you create these whimsical greeting cards. There will be several subjects from which to choose and, as a bonus, you will be able to access all the embro VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 3/17/23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

The details are often found in the finishing of a project. But how often have we come to the hem of a shirt and gotten careless because we thought no one would see it? Let’s change it up so those hems can hang out, so to speak. When you start thinking “outside the box” you can c VIEW MORE...

Kelly Garcia
Friday 3/17/23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180

Presenting 30-plus fabulous quilts in a trunk show. Kelly started her journey sewing in Junior High School, then went on to become a doctor. Life threw her a curve and she went back to sewing and discovered quilting. She loved quilting so much she became an instructor. Come and sit a spell with K VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/17/23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181

And you thought that a 10 Degree Ruler was just another ruler! Think again. 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 VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Friday 3/17/23
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 &ldq VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/17/23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N194X, P210

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
Marsha Kirsch
Friday 3/17/23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N198X, P214

If you have ever taken a class with Marsha, you know that fun is in the making. If you haven’t, now is the time to join in the fun as you create a cute basket. It’s great for holding thread, bobbins, clips, etc...and it makes a perfect gift for that special friend. You will learn how VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 3/17/23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N200X, P216

Elevate your garments and take them to the next level with a tried-and-true workroom secret. Don’t let the title fool you, this is one of the ways designers make ordinary garments look extraordinary. We will look at the possibilities of shaped openings and learn a way to make them fast and VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 3/17/23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218

Learning how to execute perfect miters to professionally finish the corners of your home décor, garment and quilting projects. In this technique workbook class, you’ll learn mitered corners with and without linings, mitered banding, mitered borders, reverse miters, asymmetrical miters and m VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, March 18, 2023
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/18/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q225X, R241

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&rd VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Erin Grogan
Saturday 3/18/23
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X

Big Stitch Quilting is the perfect technique to add your personal touch to quilts. Erin will discuss how to incorporate this technique into your projects to create texture and add visual interest. You will learn the techniques you need including how to bury your threads. This is a discussion you VIEW MORE...

June Colburn
Saturday 3/18/23
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

Japanese art and designs are alluring. They have definite principles which combine to create the serenity we seek to have in our own design work. Learn how you can adapt these principles for styling quilts, wearable art, and surface design projects. Each principle is illustrated in quilts and gar VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/18/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Take an ordinary line-art embroidery design and make it extraordinary with color! Learn how easy it is to add dimensions and color to a line-art embroidery design with crayons. Even if you have little artistic ability, you will be able to create a beautiful picture! During this class, we will emb VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Fran Brown
Saturday 3/18/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

This versatile zippered bag is designed to display your favorite fabric collections and hold anything you desire. From coins, cash & cards to sewing notions, make-up and more, you will want to make more than one to give to family and friends. The beautiful quilted front piece is totally creat VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kelly Garcia
Saturday 3/18/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

Refraction is mix of diamond rectangle units and squares that make the simple look complicated. The Diamond Rects® tool will make this project so easy to complete that you will want to make table runners for all occasions. Begin by learning how to identify the markings on the tool. Once comfo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 3/18/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

Another skill-builder class for those who like construction options and new setting ideas. Explore five easy ways to make Flying Geese blocks, making 16 to 20 blocks in class. All can be incorporated in this modern quilt interpretation – or your own variation! Bring your ow VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debbie Wendt
Saturday 3/18/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

Oooh Hexie Baby! Catch these fun little hexies as they tumble off your workspace. You will create fun six-sided baby blocks using the Hex-A-Ma-Jig template and the time saving technique of strip piecing will simplify this time-honored favorite.  The template makes for easy cutting and accura VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/18/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

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
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/18/23
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 s VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Waynna Kershner and Iris Noitalay
Saturday 3/18/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

Are you a quilter that has many quilt tops made, but not yet quilted? Are you tired of sending out your quilts and paying someone else to finish them? A longarm quilting machine might be the right move for you, but it is a big investment and can be a very intimidating step. Let us help educate yo VIEW MORE...

Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/18/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

Jill started making dolls at a very young age and has been teaching doll making for decades. She will help you get familiar with face making, what materials to use and the best way to use them. When making dolls, the hands and feet play a special part. Pick up a few ideas for shaping them, and si VIEW MORE...

Judy Phillips
Saturday 3/18/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228

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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/18/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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

Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/18/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

You WILL have fun in this class, in fact we dare you not to! Add a little surprise to your quilts with dozens of embellishment ideas. Begin with couching, add free-motion doodling, decorative stitches by hand and machine, dimensional appliques, fabric manipulation, and tucks. Now add coloring, sp VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/18/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244

Explore how the serger operates from the inside out as you learn how width is used to improve stitches, how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip to test your stitches for each new fabric and thread you use, a sequential tension formula that works on any model and with all thread typ VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/18/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245

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 at this VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
June Colburn
Saturday 3/18/23
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
S257X, T273

Are you careful, confused, or intimidated when choosing colors for a project? Learn the rules, secrets, and tips to help you relate color to your life, wardrobe, quilt projects and home decor. Using 50+ fabric swatches to fill a 7-page workbook, create a reference guide that will help you for yea VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/18/23
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S258X

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

Eric Drexler
Saturday 3/18/23
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
Unlock the mystery of stabilizing for all your sewing, quilting, serging and embroidery projects. Learning the differences between the various stabilizers can open a world of possibility and allow you to choose confidently whenever you have a project in mind. VIEW MORE...
Debbie Wendt
Saturday 3/18/23
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260

A simple running stitch is used in many countries around our world. The Big Stitch, Kawandi, Kantha and Sashiko/Boro are among those stitches. The basics of the stitch are the same but executed differently to create their own unique style. Join Debbie as she shares samples and stories that will b VIEW MORE...

Kelly Garcia
Saturday 3/18/23
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261

Kelly is a quilter who took her skills to the next logical step and became a longarm quilter. She will share with you what she has learned along the way such as what she looks for, what she likes to see, what she hates to see and how to deal with the issues that come up when you take on a project VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/18/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

Sunflower Mini is the third and final piece in Jill’s mini flower series. Start by making a simple paper pieced base with an appliquéd vase. Then make cheerful sunflowers using a simple double sided petal technique enhanced with a bit of colored pencil and a raw edge yo-yo center with some VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Fran Brown
Saturday 3/18/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

Nothing could be easier than creating a quick personalized gift, or two, in-the-hoop of your embroidery machine!  Fran will guide you every step of the way as you create a lovely mug rug and cozy to give as a gift or keep for yourself. By piecing and quilting in-the-hoop, your project will t VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/18/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

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

Hands on Workshop
Erin Grogan
Saturday 3/18/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

The Drunkard’s Path block is a popular favorite especially among experienced quilters. It typically resembles the path a staggering drunk might take on his way home. Erin’s goal is to find the best method for EACH student to assemble this block easily. She understands not all methods VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Julie Luoma
Saturday 3/18/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Julie entertains an effortless way to punch up your borders using one simple shape. Explore the many tips for color choice, cutting and blending borders with blocks. Each student will leave with one block and 1000 ideas for creating interesting borders. Whether you are a beginner or an experience VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/18/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

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 their dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/18/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

Step into the world of serging  with Pam Damour, as she shows how much fun and how easy sewing on a serger can be. You’ll make three very easy projects on the serger while learning basic skills and techniques that will stay with you a lifetime. Your kits will have everything you need, VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/18/23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X

We all have garments in our wardrobe that fit well and feel fabulous when worn. Wouldn’t it be great if you could take a pattern from those same finished garments and create a whole new wardrobe of styles inspired by your favorite looks? Kathy will guide you through the process of taking a VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/18/23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T276X

There is a lot to learn about our arms. Sometimes patterns need to be changed a bit to get them to fit comfortably and/or correctly. There are many different arm variations that make it difficult to find a sleeve pattern that fits all. Learn how and why we can add width to a sleeve without changi VIEW MORE...

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