Novi, MI

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Tuesday 11/8/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB200X, MDB260X, MDB300X, MDB360X

2-Day Workshop: 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 fitter and designer Joe Vecchiarelli in this multi-day draping exp VIEW MORE...

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Eric Drexler
Tuesday 11/8/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB201X, MDB261X

Come and spend a full day with Eric Drexler from Sulky® threads and learn how to make your quilts come alive. Eric will show you his most time-honored methods for thread painting and free motion techniques including how to set up the machine, tying on and off, how to achieve the perfect stitc VIEW MORE...

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Pattie Otto
Tuesday 11/8/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB202X, MDB262X

Let the cold wind blow while you stay comfy in the Lounger Pullover from Great Copy Patterns. The pullover features a slightly dropped shoulder, pocket options and a V-neck cowl that hugs your neck without being tight. Pattie will help you select the correct size from her try-on samples, assist y VIEW MORE...

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
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Alicia Welcher
Wednesday 11/9/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

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

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Heather Kojan
Wednesday 11/9/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

Need to make a quilt fast? Let Heather share with you her methods to streamline your cutting, sewing and assembly to make this lovely Irish Chain in a modern way. It will change the way you are piecing your quilts! Options to make baby sized quilts, or a bed quilt will be part of this class. So, VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Wednesday 11/9/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X

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...

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Thursday, November 10, 2022
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Jill McCloy
Thursday 11/10/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 4 X, B20

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

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Doris Deutmeyer
Thursday 11/10/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21

Learn the fundamentals of fused raw edge applique in this hands-on technique class. You will also be mastering the art of 3-D shading using Copic markers, perfect for that realistic effect on the birch trees.Finalize your landscape with fused borders…no sewing needed! Leave class with hand VIEW MORE...

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Barbara Moore
Thursday 11/10/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

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

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Heather Kojan
Thursday 11/10/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
Half Square Triangles (HSTs) are awesome on their own, but what if we took them to the next level. We'll explore 3 different blocks that can be made from half square triangles. Layer cake friendly! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for details.

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Donelle McAdams
Thursday 11/10/22
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 sq VIEW MORE...

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Eric Drexler
Thursday 11/10/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

You don’t need an embroidery machine to do beautiful embroidery. Eric will guide you through the fun skill of Free Motion Thread Painting. If you can draw it or trace it, you can make it out of thread. You will learn how to do Straight Stitch Thread Sketching and gorgeous fill stitches to c VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 11/10/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a s VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 11/10/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

Have fun and build your serger skills at the same time. This is the perfect class for everyone who loves to sew and wants to increase 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...

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Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 11/10/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

The goal: to become confident about choosing and executing quilting motifs which enhance the piecing on a quilt. Sometimes background fillers are the best answer, since they can elevate a quilt, giving it that little extra. Explore how to select, draw and stitch many background fillers, some base VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 11/10/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

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

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 11/10/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

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

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 11/10/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3

One standard pattern shape does not fit all figure shapes! Larger curvier buttocks need a curvier pattern angle in the back and flat buttocks need a flatter angle. The angle is as important as the width differences that are needed. This applies to the abdomen issues as well. Flat abdomens can hav VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/10/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

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

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Pattie Otto
Thursday 11/10/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B18X

Elastic waistbands, the ultimate in comfort for skirts, pants and shorts can be sewn with professional results every time. This class will show foolproof tips for both insertion and hidden applications to eliminate bulk. Pattie will discuss the appropriate elastic types, show you how to measure, VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 11/10/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

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...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 11/10/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C36X

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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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 11/10/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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...

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Kris Vierra
Thursday 11/10/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C34, D50XY

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 yo VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 11/10/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

Flattering your figure is all about proportion, style and drape. This wardrobe of fast and easy garments, that you design to reflect your personal style, will keep you looking good, feeling comfortable while making a unique fashion statement. Jill will illustrate and explain how to construct the VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 11/10/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C37, D53, E69

Create the only pant pattern you’ll need for years to come! Measurements and visual keys are the foundation for creating your own custom pants pattern. Each member of the class will receive a visual fit chart on which Kathy will analyze and record the changes you’ll be making to your VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 11/10/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY

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...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 11/10/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

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

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Heather Kojan
Thursday 11/10/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

Come and learn how to create half rectangle triangles two different ways without special templates and learn some foundation piecing along the way. Heather will guide you on this journey while offering her tips and tricks. By the end of class, you will have the beginning of a stunning wall hangin VIEW MORE...

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Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 11/10/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

While working on this elegant and contemporary wall quilt you will explore several techniques to make and applique circles. Strip piece the piano keys and then cut a gentle free form curve to create. via seam or applique, a frame for the bubbles. The applique may be done by hand or machine. Inclu VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 11/10/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

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

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Nick Coman
Thursday 11/10/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY
You're going to love this little draped tee; it wears perfectly at home all by itself or under a blazer or cardigan. The magic here comes from the drapey of a rayon jersey or ITY (Interlock Twist Yarn) knit and the ease of sewing it up on a serger. There is no doubt this will soon be your & VIEW MORE...
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Donelle McAdams
Thursday 11/10/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

Get your feet wet in the world of template quilting while learning how to achieve smooth, straight and uniformed quilting designs on your home sewing machine (with the right tools!). Learn how to accurately mark your quilt and learn how to use templates with those marks to achieve beautiful resul VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 11/10/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

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...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/10/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51

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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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 11/10/22
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D52, E68
Luscious ribbons of all sizes and colors are folded and stitched in a variety of ways that transform them into beautiful flowers, buds and leaves. Kathy introduces these simple techniques along with how to hold your hands and fingers while twisting, flipping, rotating, or folding the ribbons. Lear VIEW MORE...
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Jim Suzio
Thursday 11/10/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

Texture can add so much interest to a fabric and can enhance a garment. Sadly, that fabric of your dreams is not always available. So, why not create your own? See various samples on how using a standard or wing needle can texture a fabric when combined with a utility stitch on the machine. How a VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 11/10/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
Designed for those of you with ideas, but not sure of the direction to take and for those seeking inspiration. Jill will have examples of how and where she finds her ideas. Get insight on how to turn your own ideas into a usable pattern with an interesting and exciting focal point and learn how to c VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/10/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101

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

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Pattie Otto
Thursday 11/10/22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F86XX

Transform ordinary stitches into something extraordinary with a Wing Needle. This uniquely shaped needle manipulates fibers in a way you never thought possible. Pattie will share tips on fabric selection, proper stabilizing methods and identifying the best stitches to use with the wing needle. Af VIEW MORE...

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Friday, November 11, 2022
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Kris Vierra
Friday 11/11/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H113X

You finally have your quilt top pieced and notice it is not flat or square. Do you have more waves than a royal wedding? Dealing with “Smiley” quilts or too much fullness? Points or seams that don’t match up? Don't despair! Kris will walk you through how to make those quilts VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 11/11/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H116X, J133

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

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Heather Kojan
Friday 11/11/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134
Open up your creativity to make this modern, improvisationally pieced quilt with Heather Kojan. Improv newbies will appreciate baby steps to help you get out of your comfort zone. You'll be calling this your favorite technique in no time! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for detail VIEW MORE...
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Nelly Vileikis
Friday 11/11/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

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

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Eric Drexler
Friday 11/11/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
Eric will show you a few techniques to enhance the beauty of fabric prints to create one-of-a-kind pieces. You will be filling in the parts of the design with straight stitching and adding a “puffed up” 3-D element. Echo stitching is the final embellishment that gives this masterpiece a VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Friday 11/11/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

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

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 11/11/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

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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Kathy McMakin
Friday 11/11/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

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...

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Donelle McAdams
Friday 11/11/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

You CAN achieve uniform border quilting that will enhance the beauty of your quilt with just one template. Not only will you learn to create gorgeous rope border designs, but also discover other motifs that can be created using this versatile template. Take your quilting skills to the next level VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 11/11/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

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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Lorraine Henry
Friday 11/11/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

There is an order to follow in making pattern alterations that will make all the difference in achieving successful fit. Receive tips on effective measuring and watch a demonstration of altering a pattern for a figure with multiple variations which so many of us have. It works wonders for figures VIEW MORE...

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Kris Vierra
Friday 11/11/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J129X

Ever wonder what makes one quilt a winner over another? Interested in competing with quilts of your own, but unsure where to begin? Join Kris as she shares numerous tricks of the trade to help you produce a competition worthy quilt. We will cover everything from what the judges look for; to how t VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Friday 11/11/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

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...

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Pattie Otto
Friday 11/11/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J131X

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

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/11/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K148X

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...

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 11/11/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K149X

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...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 11/11/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K150X

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

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Kris Vierra
Friday 11/11/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K145, L161XY

You love finishing quilts and now you are thinking about making some extra money on the side or even going into business full-time, but where do you start? There are many questions to be answered when starting and running a longarm business including startup, pricing, scheduling, attracting, and VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Friday 11/11/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

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

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Connie Spurlock
Friday 11/11/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147

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...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 11/11/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Connie is always on the lookout for great projects to share and this cute little tote for your sewing supplies and more is no exception. The piecing on the front is done quickly and easily using Ten Sister’s Easy Piecing Grid. No worries about matching corners. It all comes together perfect VIEW MORE...

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Nelly Vileikis
Friday 11/11/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

The visual drama and movement in this seemingly complex design are created with the greatest of ease, making this block a favorite for one-block projects and full-sized bed quilts alike. Discover Nelly’s favorite paper piecing technique as you create this beautiful design in class. You will VIEW MORE...

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Nick Coman
Friday 11/11/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K153, L169, M185

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

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 11/11/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

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

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Donelle McAdams
Friday 11/11/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K156, L172, M188

Are you interested in template quilting but don’t know where to begin? Feeling overwhelmed by all the different templates available? With the 6-inch Spiral Template you will learn how to create a whole host of designs with the techniques Donelle will share with you. The completed design is VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 11/11/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

Many styles require more thought and care in alteration procedures. Styles without darts make it harder to alter for larger busts. Raglan and dolman sleeves are more challenging to alter for shoulder variations. Shoulder alterations can mean collar alterations, too. One-piece dress alterations ma VIEW MORE...

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Pattie Otto
Friday 11/11/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

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

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/11/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

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

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Doris Deutmeyer
Friday 11/11/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165

Are you ready to try something new? Do you have a favorite photo from a vacation or special place you would like to recreate in fabric; but don’t know where to begin? Doris will show you how to create your own original art quilt from your favorite photo; no drawing skills required, or compl VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 11/11/22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L166XY

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

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Jim Suzio
Friday 11/11/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
Most fashion sewers have one, that "had to have" machine that makes the inside of our garments look good. Yep, you guessed it, the serger. Now is the time to bring that machine to the forefront of your sewing and see what fun tricks it can do. From creating a faux Chanel trim, to our own "Serger St VIEW MORE...
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Eric Drexler
Friday 11/11/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179
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...
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 11/11/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181
Kathy shares her 70 years' experience of finding the easiest ways to sew the clothes that she copies. You will learn how to finish a ruffle hem neckline using bias stay tape & sheer delight interfacing for perfect control, sew a scarf collar neckline finish from the Hallmark movie "Fixing Pete", VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/11/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213

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

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Saturday, November 12, 2022
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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 11/12/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X
Do you realize there is a direct relationship between fitting sleeves and fitting pants, think crotch shape and depth. All correlations will be revealed in this sleeve seminar. You may have a “mature” arm or a thin arm, forward arm joint, inward, or outward rotation of the elbow. These a VIEW MORE...
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Kris Vierra
Saturday 11/12/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X
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...
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Stephanie Chini
Saturday 11/12/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229X, R245

A match made for sewers. Make these adorable wool projects and stop losing your needles and pins! Let’s take it one step at a time and learn the best practices for working with wool. Then learn some hand embroidery stitches to personalize your new sewing helpers. We’ll keep it simple. VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 11/12/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

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

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Marsha Kirsch
Saturday 11/12/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

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...

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Donelle McAdams
Saturday 11/12/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
You know the basics of template quilting and love the results that you are getting but just want a little something more. Let’s move to the next level and push the boundaries of working with rulerwork templates. You’ll work on echo stitching, ditch stitching and learn the use of the VIEW MORE...
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Nick Coman
Saturday 11/12/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

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 versitle and easy to wear. Depending on the fabric you choose, it can g VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 11/12/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

Can you ever have tooooo many totes? Absolutely not, never!!! We always need something to carry all of our stuff. This easy-to-construct tote will be completed in three hours and ready to fill!! For your tote pockets, you will attach and create piping with your sergers AND insert a zipper. Plus, VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 11/12/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

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

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Nelly Vileikis
Saturday 11/12/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

The goal: to become confident about choosing and executing quilting motifs which enhance the piecing on a quilt. Sometimes background fillers are the best answer, since they can elevate a quilt, giving it that little extra. Explore how to select, draw and stitch many background fillers, some base VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 11/12/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

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

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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 11/12/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

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...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 11/12/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

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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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 11/12/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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

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Jim Suzio
Saturday 11/12/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

You've often admired the welt pockets on well-made garments while wondering how they accomplished such a feat. It's easy with a few "tricks". Armed with Jim's secrets to creating perfect welt pockets, you’ll be able to sew everything from a classic double welt to a sha VIEW MORE...

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Kris Vierra
Saturday 11/12/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R244X
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...
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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257

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...

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Pattie Otto
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

The classic V-neck, so flattering to wear yet so many sewing challenges. Pattie will show you how to stabilize, measure and calculate the correct neckband length to cut and how to apply a wide variety of styles from classic mitered Vs to overlap Vs. Also included will be shawl collar and hooded v VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

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...

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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S260, T276X

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...

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Stephanie Chini
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

Brighten up your winter days and enjoy the scenes from the comfort of your home with this cute wall hanging. Create a flourish of winter scenes as you work with wool applique on a cotton background. Stephanie will guide you every step of the way as you learn the basic embroidery stitches you&rsqu VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

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

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Eric Drexler
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
You will be amazed at the artwork created with a simple straight stitch. In this introduction to free motion, you will learn how easy it is using some of Eric’s helpful tips and techniques. He will also bring show and tell of variations of this technique like redwork, monogramming, stippling, VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

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

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

The heart fan is the 4th in Jill's asymmetric fan series and uses a template to shape the fan. It has an interlacing turned fan base for perfect curves and features machine "hand quilting". You'll have a choice between a new dimensional flower or an appliqué flower if you'd VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Have fun and build your serger skills at the same time. This is the perfect class for everyone who loves to sew and wants to increase 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...

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Nick Coman
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

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

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Donelle McAdams
Saturday 11/12/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

You CAN achieve uniform border quilting that will enhance the beauty of your quilt with just one template. Not only will you learn to create gorgeous rope border designs, but also discover other motifs that can be created using this versatile template. Take your quilting skills to the next level VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 11/12/22
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T273X

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

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 11/12/22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274

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

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Jim Suzio
Saturday 11/12/22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

We've all been there; you attended a store event, you liked the sales pitch so much you bought all those fancy feet you "had to have" and that you only used once, if at all. Now they are taking up space in a drawer "somewhere." Let's get those feet out and try them on 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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