AQS QuiltWeek Shows

Member registration begins November 16, 2021.
Online general registration begins November 30, 2021 and ends February 21, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

After online registration has ended, admission and classes may be purchased at the show.

Classroom Sponsors

AccuQuilt    BERNINABrother / The Sewing Studio Fabric SuperstoreElna   Faultless BrandsHandiQuilterJanomeMartelliPanasonic Cordless IronsWonderFil

Education

Member registration begins November 16, 2021.
Online general registration begins November 30, 2021 and ends February 21, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

After online registration has ended, admission and classes may be purchased at the show.

Classroom Sponsors

AccuQuilt    BERNINABrother / The Sewing Studio Fabric SuperstoreElnaFaultless BrandsHandiQuilterJanomeMartelliPanasonic Cordless IronsWonderFil

A Garden to Dye For: Itajime Shibori Dyeing, #14503

Fiber Art
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 202AB
Cindy Lohbeck
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn a modern twist on an ancient textile art. You will use Itajime Shibori to create a fun-filled garden full of inspiration. Each student will receive a special set of high-quality acrylic itajime templates, designed just for this class. Create shapes for centers, petals, and borders, as you build a big and bold graphic indigo garden. These pretty posies are perfect on their own, but they also make great backgrounds for quilting, embroidery, beading and more!

dyehardsstudio.com


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All-Star Review, #STAR

Special Events
Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 104AB
All Levels
$30

Join us for our ever-popular All-Star Review and learn techniques from many of this year’s instructors. Each instructor will give a 10-minute demonstration to all participants from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., meet the instructors and purchase their books, patterns, and tools. You can even get an autograph or two. A booklet with printed handouts is provided to each participant. This event always sells out fast, so hurry and get your tickets today!

quiltweek.com

An Abundance of Stars Quilt: Piece Perfect Star Blocks, #17105w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 103C
Fay, Phyllis
All Levels
$110
Plus Pattern Fee

Stars look best when every point is sharp. Join Phyllis for the day as you piece this wallhanging (38" x 40") from Deb Tucker of Studio 180 Design. Learn to use the Wing Clipper I from Studio 180 Design for making perfect Flying Geese in multiple sizes. Units are made slightly oversized and trimmed to precision to save every point. Both right- and left-handed instructions will be provided, so this technique is doable for everyone! Don’t miss your chance to learn how to get perfect points in your quilts while you work on this beautiful wallhanging.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

pfayquilts.com

Proudly sponsored by Janome

Artful Oven Mitts: Piece, Quilt, and Bind (First Offering), #19541

Stitching with Style
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 101C
Maria Shell
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Join Maria and learn several skills at once as you piece, quilt, and bind an oven mitt. You’ll learn so much in three hours and leave with something you’re proud of. These make fabulous gifts, or you can keep it for yourself (we won’t tell)!

mariashell.com

Proudly sponsored by Brother

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Artful Oven Mitts: Piece, Quilt, and Bind (Second Offering), #19542

Stitching with Style
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 103A
Maria Shell
All Levels
$70

Join Maria and learn several skills at once as you piece, quilt, and bind an oven mitt. You’ll learn so much in three hours and leave with something you’re proud of. These make fabulous gifts, or you can keep it for yourself (we won’t tell)!

mariashell.com

Proudly sponsored by Elna

Artistry Through Appliqué: Learn David Taylor's Process (Lecture/Demo), #12502

Lecture/Demo
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 204AB
David Taylor
All Levels
$70

David Taylor will relate - through a digital slide show and amusing anecdotes - how he creates his art quilts that look like paintings. From his unique pattern-drawing method, to fabric selection, quilting and binding, his entire process is covered. You’ll learn his favorite tools, tips, and tricks for award-winning appliqué quilts. A natural storyteller, David will keep his students enraptured during this three-hour lecture/demo class. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

DavidTaylorQuilts.com

Barn Quilt Painting Party!, #BARN

Special Events
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Room 204AB
Katie Baker
All Levels
$70

Join Katie Baker of Baker Nest to create your own Barn Quilt! Barn quilts were first seen across America's rural landscape hundreds of years ago, but it wasn't until the early 2000s that we saw a revival in this folk art with a grassroots movement that began in Ohio. Barn quilts are a quilt block, painted on wood, and hung on barns that reflect the family's heritage and celebrate women's roles in agriculture through the beautiful quilt blocks they created. Barn quilts can bring that history directly into your home and can be displayed proudly in a family room, kitchen, or backyard gathering place. Katie will walk you through creating your own unique barn quilt on a canvas square. The event will offer several different patterns to choose from and many different paint colors from Fusion Mineral Paint. All supplies will be provided, please be sure to dress appropriately for painting. Don’t miss this fun painting party with quilty friends!

Baker-nest.com

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Beginning Bargello (First Offering), #17502

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 103A
Judi Kirk
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This quilting style was originally inspired by the Bargello embroidery stitch, also called flame stitch, and it is easy to see why! The class offers a choice of three designs, and although it looks complicated, it is suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced. There will be lots of hints and tips to make construction easier. By the end of the workshop, you will not only be on the way to creating a gorgeous quilt, you will also understand how variations and more complex designs are created. You will also be able to design Bargello patterns for yourself.

judikirk.com

Proudly Sponsored by Elna

Beginning Bargello (Second Offering), #17520

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 102C
Judi Kirk
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This quilting style was originally inspired by the Bargello embroidery stitch, also called flame stitch, and it is easy to see why! The class offers a choice of three designs, and although it looks complicated, it is suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced. There will be lots of hints and tips to make construction easier. By the end of the workshop, you will not only be on the way to creating a gorgeous quilt, you will also understand how variations and more complex designs are created. You will also be able to design Bargello patterns for yourself.

judikirk.com

Proudly Sponsored by Bernina

Bindings: A World of Options, #11801

Lectures
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 104AB
Wendt, Debbie
All Levels
$15

Explore a world of binding options. From traditional to fused, hand-sewn to machine, and quilts to clothing, Debbie will inspire you with an array of binding styles to finish your edges. Don’t forget a camera to photograph your favorites. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

wendtquilting.com


Bits & Pieces: Create a Masterpiece with Scraps, #17109t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 103A
Maria Shell
17109t
$110
Plus Kit Fee

This workshop is for scrap-a-holics. Learn how to shape, sort, and piece your fabric bits into art quilt masterpieces. While learning how to work with bits and pieces, students will also explore  improvisational piecing techniques and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts. Maria will teach you her secrets for color and fabric selection so that every quilt looks like a show-stopper, and you’ll learn piecing techniques and design concepts you can use again and again.  Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

mariashell.com

Proudly Sponsored by Elna

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Building LeMoyne Star Blocks: Create Actual Points!, #17118f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 103C
Fay, Phyllis
Intermediate, Advanced
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Learn to make perfect LeMoyne Star blocks using a strip-pieced method without Y-seams and without any volcanos in the center of the block! Deb Tucker's Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star tool eliminates the need for cutting odd shapes. Plus, you can make 10 different sizes of blocks with the same tool. Phyllis will show you six more variations of LeMoyne Stars as you work on blocks in class. Both right- and left-handed instruction will be provided. Come work on a classic block and learn a technique you’ll want to use again and again! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

pfayquilts.com

Proudly Sponsored by Janome

Castleton Corner Quilt: Learn Easy Piecing Techniques, #17517

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 201AB
Linda J. Hahn
All Levels
$70

This dynamic wallhanging will look fabulous in any fabric combination! We will kick up the New York Beauty block with a slightly more challenging combination of piecing which uses multi-fabric pieces and some alternating color spires. This block combines with a very simple block for an eye-catching result. Linda will show you how this quilt will open up many more design opportunities! Throughout the class, Linda will demonstrate how to create an optional miniature using the scraps and cutaways from the main project. Make this beautiful quilt and learn techniques you’ll use again and again.

froghollowdesigns.com

Proudly Sponsored by Janome

Cinco de Mayo Quilt: Learn Paper Foundation Piecing, #17108t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 102C
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$110
Plus Pattern Fee

Karen's Cinco de Mayo quilt set the standard for contemporary interpretations of traditional patterns. Now you, too, can learn her techniques as you work on this beautiful quilt. Enjoy a day of color work, paper foundation technique, curved piecing (and alternatives), plus the variations that make this project unique. Not only will you create something beautiful, you’ll also leave with new skills to use in your future projects. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

Proudly Sponsored by Bernina

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Constellation Quilt: Fun with Star Blocks, #17107t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 101C
Judi Kirk
All Levels
$110
Plus Pattern Fee

Create a unique constellation by making your choice of star blocks in different sizes, then scatter your own design across the quilt top. Judi will focus on ways to improve accuracy so that the small blocks look good, and she will provide lots of star designs for inspiration. This project appeals to both traditional and modern quilters and is suitable for quilters of all levels. You can create designs based on simple patterns or more challenging ones. A great variety of fabric styles and colors are suitable, so let your creativity shine! The workshop sample measures 44" x 60", but you can make the quilt in any shape or size you desire. Don't want to make a whole quilt? Just bring scraps and work through the exercises to improve your piecing skills. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

Judikirk.com

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Continuous Line Custom Quilting: Longarm Quilting with Minimal Starts and Stops, #18505

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 102AB
Kris Vierra
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Do you love the look of custom quilting but feel concerned about the time or skill involved? Maybe you don’t like to start and stop, but still want that personalized quilting design for your quilt. Yes, you can do custom quilting fast and affordably! This class will cover how to get from one side of your quilt to the other with minimal stops and starts, and little or no marking, all while totally customizing your quilt. Let Kris take the mystery out of custom quilting as you practice her award-winning techniques. Two people per machine.

Quilterontherun.com

Proudly Sponsored by HandiQuilter

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Demystifying Design for Foundation Piecing: Create Your Own Foundation Patterns, #17522

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 203AB
Jones, Dana
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn to design quilts with extreme angles, sharp points, precision piecing, easy cutting, one-of-a-kind images, and more. You’ll learn how to create foundations for everything from traditional blocks to pictorial quilts. During class, we'll move from designing foundations for simple blocks to more complex pictorial quilts from photos. You'll meet and make friends with the Paper Police as you hone skills toward creating designs possible only with foundation piecing. You'll learn how to determine the number of foundations needed, number foundations for piecing order, label foundations for piecing ease, and make templates for cutting patches for on-grain piecing and efficient use of fabric. You'll leave this technique class with foundations for one or more blocks, a design for a pictorial block, or small quilt that is uniquely yours to paper piece.

danajonesquilts.com
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Easy Curvalicious Piecing: Create Perfect Curves, #17513

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 101C
Judi Kirk
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Curved blocks always look spectacular, but many quilters are nervous about stitching them. Let Judi help you learn to love your curves! In this pieced circle workshop, we will look at four different ways to stitch a curve. You will be encouraged to try all four and then pick a favorite. Curved blocks need to be cut accurately and a kit will be provided (with a choice of background color) so that you can just open the pack and get to the fun stuff! At the end of the class, you will be well on your way to having a wallhanging or baby quilt you can be proud of – and you will also have all the skills you need to tackle any kind of curved piecing. Don’t miss your chance to conquer curved piecing once and for all!

Judikirk.com

Proudly Sponsored by Brother
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Fantabulous Feathers and Fills: Home Machine Quilting, #18506

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 201AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Feathers are amazing! They can be stylized in so many ways and they are incredibly versatile. Let Gina show you how to find your own unique style in your feather work. There are a variety of techniques for drafting and stitching feathers that can be used in different applications from block and border motifs to freehand work - experiment with them all! Then explore the exciting world of filler designs, which will make your feathers jump right off the quilt. Gina will show you how to avoid backtracking when an heirloom look is desired and how to select threads and achieve control for intricate work.

thecopperneedle.com

Proudly Sponsored by Janome

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Feathers: From Funky to Formal (Longarm Machine Quilting), #18510

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 102AB
Kris Vierra
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Feathers may seem daunting to master, but they are a quilting staple that everyone should have in their skill set. Lose your intimidation of feathers in this class. Kris will have you quilting feathers from fun and funky to formal in no time! She’ll teach you all her tips and tricks to make feathers into one of your favorite quilting designs. You'll learn how to easily quilt feathers with little to no marking and how to fit them to any shape or block on your quilt. Don’t miss your chance to master feathers on the longarm with Kris! Two people per machine.

Quilterontherun.com

Proudly Sponsored by HandiQuilter
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Freezing Your Backsides: Ice Dyeing, #14508

Fiber Art
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 202AB
Cindy Lohbeck
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Explore the infinite possibilities for dyeing your quilt backs in this fun and exciting variation of snow and ice dyeing. After a discussion of design elements and color selections, each student will fold and dye one wide width Ice Dyed Mandala measuring 104" x 104". Learn how to make your quilts one-of-a-kind by dyeing your own fabric!

dyehardsstudio.com

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Getting Started on the Longarm (First Offering), #18101w

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 102AB
Kris Vierra
Beginner
$310
Plus Kit Fee

New to longarm quilting and not sure where to start? This class will take the fear out of your machine. It’s easy to be overhelmed with the thought of buying a longarm, or of learning how to use your new, beautiful, and inspiring (but also terrifying and expensive) machine. If you’re scared to touch your machine, or just unsure where to start, join Kris for a hands-on basic class that will have you up and quilting in no time. Kris will take the fear out of using your machine, starting with the basics. She will teach you how to load the machine and the importance of a square backing. She’ll cover thread choices, batting, needle size, and more. Then, Kris will teach you some simple allover and custom designs to start finishing those tops. Kris’s stress-free approach will have you feeling confident and excited to start playing. Plus, there’s no sharing machines in this class; everyone will get to work on their own machine for the day!

One student per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

Quilterontherun.com

Proudly Sponsored by HandiQuilter

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Getting Started on the Longarm (Second Offering), #18108f

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 102AB
Kris Vierra
Beginner
$310
Plus Kit Fee

New to longarm quilting and not sure where to start? This class will take the fear out of your machine. It’s easy to be overhelmed with the thought of buying a longarm, or of learning how to use your new, beautiful, and inspiring (but also terrifying and expensive) machine. If you’re scared to touch your machine, or just unsure where to start, join Kris for a hands-on basic class that will have you up and quilting in no time. Kris will take the fear out of using your machine, starting with the basics. She will teach you how to load the machine and the importance of a square backing. She’ll cover thread choices, batting, needle size, and more. Then, Kris will teach you some simple allover and custom designs to start finishing those tops. Kris’s stress-free approach will have you feeling confident and excited to start playing. Plus, there’s no sharing machines in this class; everyone will get to work on their own machine for the day!

One student per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

Quilterontherun.com

Proudly Sponsored by HandiQuilter
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Glorious Grids with Fillers: Home Machine Quilting, #18507

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 201AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Fear grids and fills no more! Straight lines can be your best friend. Use grids for rulerwork and as a guide for perfectly-spaced freehand designs. You will gain confidence in producing beautiful crosshatching and unique variations using minimal tools. Learn how to use temporarily marked grids as a guide for spacing beautiful, freehand designs. A variety of unique freehand filler designs will be explored and you will learn how to achieve balance and control in your work.

thecopperneedle.com

Proudly Sponsored by Janome

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Hexagons by Machine: Create a Modern Hexie Quilt, #17503

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 103A
Judi Kirk
All Levels
$70

Everyone loves the look of hexies, and they are enjoying a big revival in popularity. Now is your time to join in! This fun little quilt is stitched completely on the sewing machine. We will start with a quick chat on needles and thread, then students will move on to making hexies and considering different layouts. Later, we will discuss quilting and finishing options. There are lots of variations to choose from, and you will be amazed at how easily a beautiful hexie quilt can come together on a machine!

Judikirk.com

Proudly Sponsored by Elna

Hidden Hand and Heart: Learn Hand Appliqué, #13501

Appliqué
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 203AB
David Taylor
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

The project might be simple, but the lessons learned during this condensed three-hour workshop encompass the art of hand appliqué. David will teach you how to work with freezer paper templates, perfect pre-turned edges, solve the dreaded “shadowing” effect of light fabrics, choose the proper needle and thread, plus much more. Learn from the best as you start your journey into hand appliqué. You’ll love David’s fun teaching style and you’ll leave with new skills you’ll want to use again and again.

DavidTaylorQuilts.com

Home Machine Quilting with Rulers (First Offering), #18503

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 201AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
All Levels
$70

Discover how to free-motion quilt on your domestic machine using a variety of ruler templates. You will come away with fundamental techniques which will lead to successful quilting with rulers. You’ll learn a large variety of designs will be learned in this creative, stress-free class! Don’t miss your chance to gain confidence in your quilting using rulers.

thecopperneedle.com

Proudly Sponsored by Janome
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Home Machine Quilting with Rulers (Second Offering), #18509

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 201AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
All Levels
$70

Discover how to free-motion quilt on your domestic machine using a variety of ruler templates. You will come away with fundamental techniques which will lead to successful quilting with rulers. You’ll learn a large variety of designs will be learned in this creative, stress-free class! Don’t miss your chance to gain confidence in your quilting using rulers.

thecopperneedle.com

Proudly Sponsored by Janome
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I Like Big Backs! Create Itajime Shibori Quilt Backs, #14504

Fiber Art
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 202AB
Cindy Lohbeck
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Join Cindy and learn how to create giant Itajime Shibori quilt backs! If we can get great results on fat quarters and yards, why not quilt backs? With a few simple folding tricks, you too can fold, clamp, and create wonderful geometric itajime fabrics. Each student can expect to fold and dye one 104" x 104" quilt back. Learn how to make every quilt one-of-a-kind by dyeing your own fabrics!

dyehardsstudio.com

Improve Your Piecing: Learn Five Different Blocks, #17521

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 103C
Fay, Phyllis
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Precision piecing doesn’t have to be difficult; let Phyllis show you how! You’ll gain hands-on experience learning how to make five different precision units using the Tucker Trimmer from Studio 180 Design. You will love the endless design options and multiple sizes you can create with just one tool, and you’ll be amazed by the design possibilities that will suddenly be at your fingertips. Learn how to quickly and accurately piece blocks without stress as you work on a sampler table runner. Both right- and left-handed instructions will be provided. 

pfayquilts.com

Proudly Sponsored by Janome
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Indigo, Taupe, and More: Japanese Fabrics from Vintage to Contemporary, #11804

Lectures
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 104AB
Jones, Dana
All Levels
$15

In a whirlwind round of interviews with multiple generations of Japanese quiltmakers, Dana learned a lot about working with Japanese fabrics from indigo to taupe and beyond. She talked with master quilters Kuroha Shizuko, Yoko Seito, Reiko Kato, and Keiko Goke. In this slide show, you’ll learn how each of these women selects and designs fabric. You’ll see images of quilts by each quiltmaker, and you'll get a chance to see, touch, and feel a variety of Japanese fabrics. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

danajonesquilts.com

Jelly Roll Rug Squared (First Offering), #17523

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room #102C
Eve Vallorani
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn a simpler version of the most common oval Jelly Roll Rug. This class is for all skill levels; no stitching in curves, all straight sewing. Using the Bernina 570QE to construct this project will make it fun, fast, and easy. Eve will also demonstrate making the oval rugs and placemats too! You will go home with a completed rug and will want to purchase supplies to make more!

BERNINA

Jelly Roll Rug Squared (Second Offering), #17524

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room #102C
Eve Vallorani
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn a simpler version of the most common oval Jelly Roll Rug. This class is for all skill levels; no stitching in curves, all straight sewing. Using the Bernina 570QE to construct this project will make it fun, fast, and easy. Eve will also demonstrate making the oval rugs and placemats too! You will go home with a completed rug and will want to purchase supplies to make more!

BERNINA

 

Learn Fabric Dyeing: Make Print Paste Flags, #14106f

Fiber Art
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 202AB
Cindy Lohbeck
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Choose from a wide variety of stencils and resists to create your very own collection of fabrics. Your one-of-a-kind, whimsical prayer flags will be made using corn and potato dextrin and a wide variety of stencils. As you create, you’ll learn all the techniques you need to begin making your own hand-dyed fabrics at home. After lunch we will learn to mix dye paint and turn our flags into fluttering garden art. Don’t miss your chance to learn the dyeing skills that will take your quilts to the next level! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

dyehardsstudio.com

Log Cabin Circles: Improv Piecing with Curves, #17515

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 101C
Maria Shell
All Levels
$70

Join Maria for the afternoon and learn how to tackle curved piecing without fear. She’ll teach you how to combine the traditional Log Cabin block with curved piecing to create this fun and versatile Log Cabin Circle block. Come find out what all the fuss is about when it comes to Improvisational Piecing. You’ll learn how to create beautiful, purposeful blocks with freedom and ease. This is your chance to let your creativity shine! Tips, tricks, and machine piecing will have you creating fun improv curves in no time.

mariashell.com

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Maltese Cross: Turned-Edge Machine Appliqué, #13103f

Appliqué
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 102C
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Typically pieced, this historic block’s chunky curves lend themselves beautifully to Karen’s turned-edge machine appliqué, and to unusual fabrics, such as these upcycled silk and poly neckties. So bring on the weird stuff! Or the normal stuff - either way, you’ll have fun. Join Karen for the day to be creative, have fun, and learn an amazing appliqué technique you can use again and again. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

Proudly Sponsored by Bernina

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New York Beauty State of Mind: An All-New Trunk Show, #11806

Lectures
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 104AB
Linda J. Hahn
All Levels
$15

The New York Beauty block is as versatile as a Nine Patch and the quilts in this lecture are sure to put you in a "New York Beauty State of Mind!" Linda will show how you can change the "flavor" of a quilt by simply changing the fabric or the orientation of the blocks, then she will show how you can combine the block into other quilt blocks for a more dynamic effect. See how you can have some fun with the block: think butterflies, beach crabs, spiders, and more! Linda is an animated and dynamic speaker; her lectures will certainly educate AND entertain you! This trunk show has all-new quilts, so even if you’ve seen Linda before, you won’t want to miss this. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

froghollowdesigns.com

Organizing Color in Scrap Quilts, #15502

Color/Design
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 203AB
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$70

Do you love making quilts but feel confused when it comes to fabric placement? You’re not alone! Color and fabric selection, while the most personal and expressive aspects of making quilts, can also be the most intimidating, especially at first. Karen will relate her passage from mouse to goddess, share confidence building palette skills, and explore interpretive possibilities from your shopping bag. This class will teach you a whole new way of looking at color and fabric so that you, too, can become a master quilt designer. Don’t spend one more day in the dark; join Karen and bring your quilts to a whole new level!

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Pagtinabangay: The Quilts and Quiltmakers of Caohagan Island, #11809

Lectures
Friday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 104AB
Jones, Dana
All Levels
$15

Dana Jones, a former editor of Quilters Newsletter magazine, will share the story of the quilts and quiltmakers of Caohagan Island, a 13-acre tropical paradise in the central Philippines. Of the 600 residents of the island, more than 100 are quiltmakers. Dana will share images of the quilts and life on the island along with a mini trunk show that will include some of the island quilts exhibited at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Each handmade quilt is a unique design that reflects the colors and flora and fauna of the island, made from fabrics produced in the Philippines and incorporating piecing and appliqué. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

danajonesquilts.com


Photoshop for Quilters (Lecture/Demo), #12503

Lecture/Demo
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 204AB
David Taylor
All Levels
$70

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop in this fun lecture/demo class from David Taylor, who has more than 30 years experience in graphic design. File types, color adjusting, layering, image editing and more will be covered, and a handout is provided. The class is designed as an overview for those who have little, no, or some experience with the program, or for those who are just curious! David will show you how to take an image, manipulate it, then use it as inspiration for your next art quilt. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

DavidTaylorQuilts.com

 

Pictorial Hand Appliqué: Little Chickadee, #13502t

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 203AB
David Taylor
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

This workshop demonstrates David’s layered, hand-appliqué technique with simple appliqué shapes using freezer paper templates and liquid starch. You’ll learn how David builds his pictorial wall quilts and how to get beautiful details by letting the fabric choices do all the hard work. This is your chance to learn the secrets of fabric placement while learning skills for hand appliqué you can use again and again! David’s classes are full of fun and tips for quilting success. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

DavidTaylorQuilts.com

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Pinwheelers: Create Pinwheel Blocks Using Stripes, #17501

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 103B
Maria Shell
All Levels
$70

Maria creates award-winning pieces by approaching each element of her quilts as part of the whole effect. Learn how you can do the same by incorporating intentional fabric choices into your piecing for a totally unique quilt. In this class, you’ll create unique Pinwheel blocks using the stripes in your fabrics! Choose commercially striped fabrics or piece your own stripes; either way, the results are spectacular.

mariashell.com

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Pyramid Power Quilt: Create a 3D Effect, #17111t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 103C
Fay, Phyllis
Intermediate, Advanced
$110
Plus Pattern Fee

Pryamid Power is a modern pieced quilt that offers so many design options that your toughest decision will be selecting your fabrics! Consider using pairs of a light and dark value of the same color to create the pyramids. Those sharp points come naturally when you use the CP II and CP III tools from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design. Both right- and left-handed instruction will be provided so everyone will be successful. What are you waiting for? Raid your stash, and we’ll see you in class!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

pfayquilts.com

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Quilt Stories: Now with David Taylor, #TAYLOR

Special Events
Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room #104AB
David Taylor
All Levels
$35

David Taylor is known for two things: his stunning award-winning appliquéd quilts, and his hilarious sense of humor! He brings both to Daytona Beach in this fun evening of inspiration. Hear David's process, the stories behind each quilt, and his best tips for being creative without being too hard on yourself. This will be an evening of laughs, stories, memories, and quilty inspiration! Bring your questions and get ready to have fun and discover new ideas with David Taylor.

davidtaylorquilts.com

Quilting with a Walking Foot, #11807

Lectures
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 104AB
Judi Kirk
All Levels
$15

Free-motion quilting can be scary, but it may not always be appropriate to send your quilt top for longarming. Good news: the walking foot or your machine's dual feed system can provide an effective alternative: it will handle the stitch length for you so you just need to focus on where you are stitching. Intended for those who want to know how to use their walking foot (or their dual-feed system) more effectively, this talk covers both simple and more complex quilting designs utilizing straight lines, curves, spirals, and decorative stitches. It also includes suggestions for thread and needle choices. Come learn about the best way to get your quilts finished faster and easier than you ever imagined. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

judikirk.com

Quilting with Triangles, #17526

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room #103B
Susan Morgan
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Increase your skill level by learning these simple tips and tricks for creating half square triangles, quarter square triangles and flying geese taking the difficult bias out of the picture. Learn to assemble your 4 large blocks using a chain piecing technique as you build this 36”x36” quilt.

Janome

 

Quiltside Tools: Gina's Favorite Tools for Home and Longarm Quilting, #11808

Lectures
Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 104AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
All Levels
$15

Join Gina Perkes-Tidwell as she shares her favorite quilting tools. You will discover how to use stencils to quickly mark designs onto your quilting space then how to plan stitching paths to reduce or eliminate backtracking by adding secondary designs in your quilting. You will also learn new techniques for using a variety of ruler styles. Discover how to outline appliqué shapes with precision using specialty guides. You will learn a variety of methods for marking designs onto your quilt top with no fear and how to consider threads and set up your machine for success with quilting using specialty threads! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

thecopperneedle.com


Rad Ombres: Dye Your Own Fabric, #14102w

Fiber Art
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 202AB
Cindy Lohbeck
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Ombré /ˈɒmbreɪ/ (literally “shaded” in French) is the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. No more bending and twisting, dip dyeing, and hoping to achieve the gradual changes characteristic to ombré fabrics. Learn this fun and easy way to create subtle value shifts from light to dark, or to explore the range of color created when blending two colors together. Using 18"x 44" half-yard pieces of fabric, this is a DYE ALL THE FABRIC YOU CAN class! Join the fun and expand your knowledge of fabric dyeing and color in this highly creative class. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

handsonhanddyes.com

String Theory Quilt: Color My Rainbow, #17525

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room #103B
Susan Morgan
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn to make these fast and fun foundation pieced quilt squares and create your own beautiful rainbow quilt. Experiment how color, strip size and placement will make your quilt come alive. We will use tissue paper foundation for this class but also review the diverse types of foundations and what works best for String and other foundation pieced quilts. Free your creativity with this anything goes quilt.

Janome

 

String Theory Quilt: Winter Tide, #17528

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room #103A
Susan Morgan
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn to make these fast and fun foundation pieced quilt squares and create this scrappy look quilt. Experiment with how color, strip size and placement to make your quilt come alive. We will use tissue paper foundation for this class but also review the diverse types of foundations and what works best for String and other foundation pieced quilts.

Elna

 

The American Barn Quilt, Then and Now, #11803

Lectures
Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 104AB
Katie Baker
All Levels
$15

Join barn quilt creator and antiques enthusiast Katie Baker of Baker Nest as she discusses the history of barn quilts, the modern barn quilt movement, and how she’s bringing them to all homes across the country. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Baker-nest.com


The Care and Feeding of Your Fabric Stash: Understanding Fabric for Quiltmaking, #11802

Lectures
Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 104AB
David Taylor
All Levels
$15

Finding just the right fabric is a very easy process. Just acquire all of it. In every color. In every pattern. David has been adding to his fabric stash since childhood and now dedicates a room in his home for his “collectables.” He takes more photos of his fabric than most quilters take of their cats. Join David to learn how to select, care, and organize your fabric treasures so they are ready for the project of your dreams. You’ll learn about his process and see photos of his impeccable fabric stash. This relatable, laugh-out-loud presentation is an audience favorite. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Davidtaylorquilts.com

The Fundamentals of Free-Motion Quilting on the Home Machine (First Offering), #18502

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 201AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
Beginner
$70

Discover the fundamentals of free-motion quilting using your domestic sewing machine. This class is filled with techniques and exercises which will help you gain the confidence and skills needed to embark on your quilting journey. In addition to learning many beautiful foundational designs which you can continue to build on as you improve, you will learn how to select threads and adjust tension, plus discover ergonomics, practice exercises, and much more! This class is taught in an encouraging, stress-free environment.

thecopperneedle.com

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The Fundamentals of Free-Motion Quilting on the Home Machine (Second Offering), #18512

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 201AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
Beginner
$70

Discover the fundamentals of free-motion quilting using your domestic sewing machine. This class is filled with techniques and exercises which will help you gain the confidence and skills needed to embark on your quilting journey. In addition to learning many beautiful foundational designs which you can continue to build on as you improve, you will learn how to select threads and adjust tension, plus discover ergonomics, practice exercises, and much more! This class is taught in an encouraging, stress-free environment.

thecopperneedle.com

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The Plaid Experiment: Create Patterns with Piecing, #17516

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 103B
Maria Shell
All Levels
$70

Plaid is back in style! Join Maria and learn how to cut and piece without a ruler as you explore how to construct plaid blocks. This basic plaid can be used and augmented in a myriad of ways to create fun and original quilts. You can use this technique to create an entire quilt or simply construct intricate plaid-style blocks to add interest and flair to your projects. Explore how color, fabric choices, and design can transform your plaid so that no two blocks look the same. You’ll learn improvisational cutting and piecing skills, basic color concepts, and more in this fun and creative half-day class.

mariashell.com

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The Supporting Cast: Background Fillers on the Longarm, #18504

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 102AB
Kris Vierra
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Learn how to spice up your quilts with a variety of background fillers. From the basic to the advanced, this class has something for every skill level. You’ll learn how to build on basic fills to create texture and dimension in your quilting. Learn fills for traditional, modern and art quilts. You’ll see numerous examples and practice until you find the fills that are right for you. Come learn and build your stitch library with Kris! Two students per machine.

Quilterontherun.com

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VIP Quilt Tour, #TOUR

Special Events
Wednesday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Show Entrance
Browning, Bonnie
All Levels
$15

Be the first to see the winning quilts and get a special up-close tour with AQS Executive Show Director, Bonnie Browning. Enjoy an intimate tour of the Special Exhibits to learn where each quilt came from and the inspiration behind the artwork. You’ll get a chance to ask questions and get up-close photographs of the quilts before class starts and the crowds roll in! Don’t miss your chance to become a know-it-all about the quilts and be first to see the amazing work on display!

quiltweek.com

Wicked Wahini Quilt: One-Pin Piecing, #17512

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 101C
Linda J. Hahn
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn Linda's unique technique for creating perfect New York Beauty blocks using just one pin. With Linda’s fun piecing method, your blocks will come out perfect the first time you try! Then, incorporate these blocks into a large traditional quilt block for a dynamic quilt.

froghollowdesigns.com

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Wild Women Don't Get the Blues: Paper Foundation Piecing, #17104w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 103B
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$110
Plus Pattern Fee

Patchwork, wonderful color, and wild friends - what could be better? Join Karen for the day and learn paper-foundation piecing, Karen’s original way. This technique is so streamlined and efficient that you’ll want to use it again and again on your future projects. Plus, Karen will present individualized interpretive color talk (bring chocolate). Don’t miss your chance to learn a new technique, improve your color skills, and have a blast with Karen K. Stone. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Working with Wool, #11805

Lectures
Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 104AB
McCarty, Vicki
All Levels
$15

Are you interested in wool but not sure where to start? Let Vicki McCarty share her award-winning techniques that bring wool appliqué to life! In this fun and informative lecture, you’ll see how Vicki uses simple tools, decorative stitches, and embellishments to make her wool works of art. Learn Vicki’s unique technique for transforming details from pattern to project. Her patterns and designs have been recognized in many quilting publications, and this lecture will show you why. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

calicopatchdesigns.com

Xquisite Scrap Quilt: Stash Blaster, #17527

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room #103A
Susan Morgan
All Levels
$70
Plus Optional Kit Fee

Learn a quick and straightforward way to sort your scraps by color and value. Learn to make half-square triangles mixing and matching light, mediums, and darks to create the contrast you need to make this versatile quilt. You will learn to assemble your quilt with a chain piecing method. This will help you keep order as you combine these half-square triangles into your dream scrap quilt.

Elna

 

Yes, You Can Stipple! Free-Motion Quilting, #18511

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Room 103B
David Taylor
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This class is a fast and fun approach to learning basic free-motion quilting on your home machine. It uses a series of quilt sandwiches specifically chosen to teach the rhythm and movement that makes free-motion quilting so much fun. Students will learn how to find their own rhythm without a stitch regulator. David discusses thread types, tension, and burying the thread ends. This is a wonderful beginner’s class for the newbies to learn free-motion quilting.

DavidTaylorQuilts.com

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