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Member registration begins May 10, 2022.
Online general registration begins May 24, 2022 and ends August 15, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

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

Classroom Sponsors

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ABC to 1-2-3: Learn Free-Motion on a Sit-Down Longarm (First Offering), #48502

Quilting/Finishing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook AB
Thomas, Sarah
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Have you always wanted to free-motion quilt but were too anxious to do so? Join Sarah in this hands-on class, and be liberated with free-motion quilting! With a bit of humor and a lot of encouragement, she will take you through a series of designs that are both simple yet highly effective on your quilt tops. By the end of the class, you will surely feel more comfortable and brave with a variety of shapes and designs in different sizes. You will be working on and sharing a BERNINA Q20/Q16 with a partner. Use each other for feedback and to bounce around quilting ideas.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

ABC to 1-2-3: Learn Free-Motion on a Sit-Down Longarm (Second Offering), #48512

Quilting/Finishing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook AB
Thomas, Sarah
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Have you always wanted to free-motion quilt but were too anxious to do so? Join Sarah in this hands-on class, and be liberated with free-motion quilting! With a bit of humor and a lot of encouragement, she will take you through a series of designs that are both simple yet highly effective on your quilt tops. By the end of the class, you will surely feel more comfortable and brave with a variety of shapes and designs in different sizes. You will be working on and sharing a BERNINA Q20/Q16 with a partner. Use each other for feedback and to bounce around quilting ideas.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

All-Star Review, #STAR

Special Events
Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
All Levels
$30

Join us for our ever-popular All-Star Review and learn techniques from this year’s instructors. Each instructor will give a 10-minute demonstration to all participants from 5:00 to 7:00 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!

americanquilter.com

An Evening with Cynthia England, #ENGLA

Special Events
Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$35

Join us for an entertaining presentation from award-winning Cynthia England. In this presentation, she'll explain the process of how to create the stunning realistic quilts she's known for. You can learn what makes Picture Piecing different from Paper Piecing. Topics include: how to get the drawing, how to enlarge the design, fabric selection, and how to best organize the process. Come learn something new!

englanddesign.com

Appliqué the Easy Way, #43506

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook CD
McNeil, Kathy
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Let these adorable little burrowing owls teach you how easy appliqué can be. Each bird is created as a unit off block. Apliquick tools are required for this workshop.This finished edge technique is the fastest, most precise, and easiest appliqué technique that Kathy has discovered in 20 years of making applique quilts. You will be amazed at its swift learning curve. After turning your edges, you can hand or machine applique your owls together and to the background. Enhance the visual impact of your little owls by adding details with embroidery stitches. Students are so excited with this method that has been sweeping the appliqué world. This Block is from Kathy’s famous Audubon Christmas Quilt.

kathymcneilquilts.com

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Bags 101: All About Bagmaking, #41806

Lectures
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
VanDenburgh, Jessica
All Levels
$15

Does bag making make you feel a bit challenged and overwhelmed? Join Jessica in this super informative sit down, casual lecture to learn all about bag making! You'll discuss interfacing, hardware, bag styles, zippers, and so much more. Bring your questions too and feel free to share your success stories (or even the not so successful for some friendly advice, if needed). Jessica has been a bag maker & pattern designer for over 14 years and LOVES talking about bags! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

sewmanycreationsny.com

Bindings: A World of Options, #41804

Lectures
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
Wendt, Debbie
All Levels
$15

Discover all things binding. From traditional to fused, hand sewn to machine and quilts to clothing, be inspired by an array of binding styles to finish your edges.

wendtquilting.com

Bluebonnets Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47118f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook AB
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Bright, vibrant complementary colors make this Bluebonnet design pop. Cynthia will guide you through her award-winning process to create this beautiful wallhanging. Not a paper piecing method; uses only straight lines. Work on the right side of the fabric and no paper to pick out, forgiving!

englanddesign.com

elna

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Cactus Bloom Wallhanging: Fun with Half-Rectangle Triangles, #47514

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Kojan, Heather
Intermediate, Advanced
$70
Plus Materials Fee

This festive wallhanging will brighten up your home! During class, you'll explore 3 different ways to make half-rectangle triangles - an often tricky shape to work with! Heather will share all of her tips and techniques to make you a HRT Pro!

heatherkojan.com

Viking / Smith Owen

Cat Nap Quilt: Picture Piecing, #47508

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery EF
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn how to sew realistic pictures using only straight lines while making this cute gray tabby lounging on a quilt. This is not foundation-pieced; there is no paper to pick out. Let award-winning quilter Cynthia England share her unique sewing technique. She’ll include lots of tips and tricks to make things easy!

englanddesign.com

BERNINA

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Cinco de Mayo Quilt: Learn Paper Foundation Piecing, #47121f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$110
Plus Materials Fee

Karen's original quilt set the standard for contemporary interpretations of traditional patterns. Enjoy a day of color work, paper foundation technique, curved piecing (and alternatives), plus the variations that make this project unique.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

karenkstonequilts.com

Viking / Smith Owen

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Color Theory for Quilters, #41803

Lectures
Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
VanDenburgh, Jessica
All Levels
$15

Do you struggle with putting colors together? Don't feel confident in your choices? Join Jessica for a journey through the Color Wheel. Learn the terminology, find out what colors work well together, and get more comfortable walking into a quilt shop and selecting your fabrics! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

sewmanycreationsny.com

Demystifying Design for Foundation Piecing: Create Your Own Foundation Patterns, #47517

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook CD
Jones, Dana
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials 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 to determine the number of foundations needed, number foundations for piecing order, label foundations for piecing ease, make templates for cutting patches for on-grain piecing and efficient use of fabric, and more. You'll leave this technique class with foundations for one or more blocks and a design for a block or small quilt that is uniquely yours to paper piecedanajonesquilts.com

danajonesquilts.com

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Design a Simply Amazing Spiral Quilt, #45501

Color/Design
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook EF
Merrill, RaNae
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Learn techniques for designing your own unique and original spiral quilt. Often when you combine spirals the spirals themselves disappear and the connections between them become the more important element of the design. The possibilities range from traditional to modern. We’ll experiment with combinations of spirals to explore “seeing between the blocks”, flow forms, color and value, and symmetry. The class explores and builds on the techniques my books Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts and Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts.. There is no sewing in this class -- it focuses just on design.

FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com

Diamonds on a String Quilt: Use Your Scraps, #47526

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Kojan, Heather
Intermediate
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Scraps taking over your sewing space? This is the class for you! We'll use up lots of strips of fabric (strings!) to create this bold and dynamic quilt. A little bit of foundation piecing is involved (don't panic - just 1 line of sewing!) and then we're on our way!

heatherkojan.com

Janome

Dresden Rainbow Mini Quilt, #47505

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Kojan, Heather
Intermediate
$70
Plus Materials Fee

This cute mini quilt will certainly brighten up your sewing space (and other places as well!) Heather will share all of her tips and techniques to make sewing up the Dresden a breeze! Start with your favorite charm pack, or work from your stash. Warning: once you make one, you'll want to make more!

heatherkojan.com

Janome

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Easy Grid Designs: Home Machine Quilting, #48516

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery EF
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn four different easy and beautiful grid-based quilting designs as you work on a pretty mini wholecloth quilt. You're sure to love these fabulous designs and you will find so many places to use them in your quilts! Cindy's easygoing manner of teaching will boost your confidence and help you to master your machine quilting skills.

quintessentialquilting.com

BERNINA

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Embellished Wool Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond, #43102t

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook EF
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Learn the techniques required for successful whip stitch wool appliqué while working on a small piece that can be finished into a needle case or pincushion. Use beautiful embroidery stitches to embellish and add further dimension to your project. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

catherineredford.com

English Paper Piecing: Traditional Techniques for Today, #47509

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook EF
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

The oldest recorded English paper pieced quilt in the British Isles dates to 1718. Times have changed but handwork is ageless, and slow stitching is here to stay. Catherine has been an English paper piecer since her teens in the 1970s and has won national awards for her hand stitched quilts. Join her to learn her tested traditional techniques for beautiful accurate piecing. You'll start with hexagons to work on the basics, then try diamonds, triangles and partial shapes. Learn about fussy cutting and free form piecing. Finish class ready to work on your own design, as modern and up to date as you desire!

catherineredford.com

EQ8: Designing Modern Quilts, #49502

Quilting Technology
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Chase Board Room
Miller, Lori
Intermediate
$70

Learn EQ8 in the modern style. Design fresh, free-style quilts with surprising variations. Discover alternate grid work, asymmetry, negative space, minimalism, and re-interpreted traditional blocks. Expand your creativity with Serendipity tools, as well as drawing and editing blocks. You will discover fun new ways to design creative, fresh, and modern quilts. The perfect follow-up to any EQ8 beginner class.

lorimillerdesigns.com

The Electric Quilt Company

EQ8: I Want to Learn More, #49104f

Quilting Technology
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chase Board Room
Miller, Lori
Beginner
$110

Take the next step learning EQ8. Learn to draw or edit your own blocks to place in your quilt creations. Explore appliqué and stencils and understand the 3 layers of the quilt in EQ8. Take a deep dive into borders and Auto Borders. Create personal libraries, use text, photos, and explore free-form quilt settings. By the end of the class, you will have the confidence to design your own beautiful blocks and quilts. Windows and Mac users welcome.
Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

lorimillerdesigns.com

The Electric Quilt Company

EQ8: Kick Start, #49503

Quilting Technology
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Chase Board Room
Miller, Lori
Beginner
$70

Are you new to EQ8? This is the perfect class to get to know your exciting new quilt design software. Explore the workspace and start designing quilts right away! EQ8 is your virtual design wall–use it to try out exciting color combinations. Estimate fabric yardage quickly and print blocks and rotary cutting charts to get started right away. Class nicely paced for beginners. Windows and Mac users welcome. Please note: This class is designed for new EQ8 users and is focused on EQ8 basics. If you have taken the full day beginner class, this class covers similar topics.

lorimillerdesigns.com

The Electric Quilt Company

EQ8: Start at the Beginning, #49101w

Quilting Technology
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chase Board Room
Miller, Lori
Beginner
$110

Build your EQ8 confidence! Tour the workspace and begin designing a variety of beautiful quilt styles. Search the EQ8 libraries for the perfect block or fabric to turn your quilt designs into reality. Or add fabrics from your own stash. Learn how to print yardage estimates, rotary cutting charts, and more. Nicely paced and encouraging class for those who want to understand and practice the basics. Windows and Mac users welcome.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

lorimillerdesigns.com

The Electric Quilt Company

Exploring Grid Designs with Free Motion on the Longarm, #48509

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
Beginner, Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Fear grids and fills no more! Straight lines can be your best friend. Use grids for both ruler work and as a guide for perfectly spaced free-hand designs. You will gain confidence in producing beautiful cross-hatching 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

Handi Quilter

Fancy Feathers and Frills on a Sit-Down Longarm, #48513

Quilting/Finishing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook AB
Thomas, Sarah
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Do you want to feel comfortable quilting feathers and want to learn how to achieve *perfect* continuous (formal) feathers? In this class, we will implement rulers, stencils, and other items to help fit and form your feather work. Join Sarah as she helps you use many ruler shapes and stencils to create dazzling feathers on your quilt tops. From blocks and borders to custom motifs, you will leave this class more comfortable stitching numerous plume types, many spine variations, and the ability to create your own unique feather designs. Check out Sarah's lead-in class, Fun Feather Foundations, to refresh yourself on feather basics before taking this class. You will be sharing a BERNINA Q20/Q16 with a partner in this hands-on class.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

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Feathers and Filler Designs: Longarm Machine Quilting, #48510

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
Beginner, Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

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

Handi Quilter

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Field of Flowers Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47104w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook CD
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Learn the Picture Piecing technique from the creator! Beautiful wildflowers were the inspiration for this design. Cynthia will guide you through the process which uses only straight lines; no insetting. Sewing is on the right side and there is no paper to pick out, because this technique does not use foundation piecing! Come join Cynthia for a fun day of sewing with friends and make something beautiful.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

englanddesign.com

Janome

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Flying Geese Masterclass!, #47523

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery CD
Kojan, Heather
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Do your geese always look like their wings are clipped? Let's fix that! In this skill builder class, we'll explore 5 different ways to make flying geese! We'll discuss when you'll use one method vs another. After class, watch your flying geese soar!

heatherkojan.com

PFAFF / Smith Owen

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Folk Art Embroidery - A Circle Sampler, #46503

Embroidery/Embellishment
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook EF
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Start by learning, or being reminded of, some basic hand embroidery stitches while working on a specially designed pre-printed panel and then learn some novel embellishment techniques and trickier stitches. We’ll also discuss choosing and transferring designs for future projects and look at lots of examples. Enjoy the relaxed tempo and reconnect with handwork!

catherineredford.com

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For the Birds Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47525

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook CD
England, Cynthia
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

It's feeding time for the chickadee, cardinal, blue jay, and goldfinch featured in this fun Picture Pieced wall quilt by Cynthia England. Hang this wallhanging near your window, then brag to your friends that there are birds at your bird feeder "around the clock.” Learn how easy this piecing technique is!

englanddesign.com

Janome

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Fractured Glass: Create a Stained-Glass Quilt, #47527

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Roelfsema, Nancy
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Every quilter wants to make eye-catching quilts and this quilt is just that. Follow along as Nancy shows you all how to create quilt blocks that look like stained glass. You'll be amazed how quickly it comes together! The block designs are your very own and the addition of the black grout makes this quilt block style a stand out.

Husqvarna Viking/Smith Owen

Free-Motion, Raw-Edge Appliqué: Cut, Improvise, and Stitch, #43507

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery CD
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

A leafy gala of fabric, color, guided free-cutting, improvisation, and free-motion stitching. Great first experience for those new to free-motion machine quilting! Super fun and almost everyone finishes their little quilt (small version of pictured).

karenkstonequilts.com

PFAFF / Smith Owen

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Frustration Free Quilting on the Home Machine, #41805

Lectures
Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
All Levels
$15

Don't throw you hands up in frustration the next time you sit down to quilt! Cindy has all the answers to the common problems that domestic machine quilters face. She's been teaching domestic machine quilting for 25 years, and she's got the answers you're looking for! Cindy is also an award-winning quilter, so her solutions to common problems are tried and true. This lecture is geared toward domestic machine quilters, but longarmers will benefit from these tips and tricks as well. So spend an hour of time with Cindy and you'll gain priceless knowledge for successful quilting. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

quintessentialquilting.com

Fun Feather Foundations: Beginner Feathers on a Sit-Down Longarm, #48507

Quilting/Finishing
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook AB
Thomas, Sarah
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Are you new to quilting or comfortable with basic free motion quilting and now want to add a few feathers to your quilt tops? Join Sarah as she takes you through a handful of feather motifs and styles that work well together and can be customized to each individual's likes and abilities. This class will have you both drawing and working on the machine to determine your personal feather style as well as learning various techniques to create feather motifs. Consider taking Sarah's next class, Fancy Feathers & Frills, to continue building onto your feather foundations. You will be sharing a BERNINA Q20/Q16 with a partner in this hands-on class.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

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Fun Filler Stitches: Home Machine Quilting, #48506

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery EF
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Join Cindy and learn how to quilt new and beautiful designs on your home machine! This is a fun class in which you'll learn to stitch six beautiful but simple background designs. You will find so many uses in your quilts for these fun and versatile fillers. In class, you'll make a mini wholecloth quilt with your newly-learned stitches and be able to take it home as a sample to help you reference your new designs for your next project.

quintessentialquilting.com

BERNINA

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Glorious Hummingbirds Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #47512

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook EF
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Colorful hummingbirds sip nectar from beautiful morning glories in Cynthia England’s 17" x 26" design. It uses the Picture Piecing technique that she is known for with straight line seams, no “set-ins”, no tracing, and no pesky paper to pick out.

englanddesign.com

Janome

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Half-Square-Triangle Masterclass!, #47506

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Kojan, Heather
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

This skill-builder class is focused on the most versatile building block in a quilter's bag of tricks: the half-square triangle. Explore 10 different 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. Includes foundation piecing, template use, accurate ¼" seams, triangle quilt math plus formulas for up and down-sizing to fit your designs.

heatherkojan.com

Janome

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Hexie Flower Garden Quilt: Use Your Fat Quarters!, #47513

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Wendt, Debbie
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

This is great for making a larger flower garden quilt using fat quarters and Hex-a-ma-jig template.
Simple half Hexies give shape for the flowers and background. Easy to cut and easy to sew!

wendtquilting.com

Janome

Intro to Free-Motion Mastery, #48521

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Merrill, RaNae
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Fast-track your introduction to free-motion quilting with this 3-hour exploration of the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month process. Learn how to set up your sewing machine and find your perfect quilting speed. Use the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month step-by-step exercises to get comfortable quilting three shapes that are fundamental to all quilting designs, Lines, C-Curves, and Circles. Then, use these basic shapes to build a variety of patterns. You'll go home with a practice plan to continue building your skills and best of all, you'll leave class saying "I can DO this!"

FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com

Janome

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Intro to Interleave Piecing: Learn a New Modern Technique, #47515

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Kojan, Heather
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

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

heatherkojan.com

Viking / Smith Owen

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Landscapes for Beginners: Appliqué, Fabric Painting, and More, #43101w

Appliqué
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook CD
McNeil, Kathy
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Discover the secrets that will bring your landscapes alive. Learn to choose fabrics that will create depth and dimension in your landscapes. Play with fabric paints to create those realistic hi-lights and shadows. Learn the easy, quick, and precise Turned-Edge Appliqué the - Apliquick way. Kathy will be demonstrating the Apliquick method in class to create more loft and dimension in your appliqué. Begin working on your beautiful winter landscape. You may choose to fuse (for confident fusers) if you want, but will need to order your pattern from my website before class and trace the reverse image on the backside.
Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Layers & Lines: How to Create a Quilting Design, #42501

Lecture/Demo
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook EF
Merrill, RaNae
All Levels
$70

Ever since I started teaching Free-Motion Mastery in a Month, the question my students ask most often is “Now that I can quilt, how do I decide what designs to put where on my quilt?” Layers & Lines answers that question. We'll begin with a discussion of four concepts: Story, Personality, Layers & Contrast and how to use these concept to create a quilting design. And since thread is the "paint" of quilting, we'll also discuss thread color, fiber and weight. Then, we'll look at YOUR un-quilted projects (be sure to bring them) and explore quilting ideas that can take your quilt tops from special to spectacular. After Layers & Lines, you will never look at a quilt the same way again!

FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com

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Machine-Sewn Bindings (First Offering), #48505

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Wendt, Debbie
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Are you wanting to get your bindings done all on the sewing machine, no hand sewing? This class is for you! Learn how to make, apply, and machine sew a binding so it looks like it has a hand-sewn finish. Plus, adding a faux piped binding can add a pop of color and pizazz to the edges of your quilts. Finishing the binding tail ends and making perfect mitered corners for a quilt with square corners and odd angle corners will be done using the Brilliant Bindings tool.

wendtquilting.com

Viking / Smith Owen

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Machine-Sewn Bindings (Second Offering), #48515

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Wendt, Debbie
All Levels
$70
Plsu Kit Fee

Are you wanting to get your bindings done all on the sewing machine, no hand sewing? This class is for you! Learn how to make, apply, and machine sew a binding so it looks like it has a hand-sewn finish. Plus, adding a faux piped binding can add a pop of color and pizazz to the edges of your quilts. Finishing the binding tail ends and making perfect mitered corners for a quilt with square corners and odd angle corners will be done using the Brilliant Bindings tool.

wendtquilting.com

Janome

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Maltese Cross: Turned-Edge Machine Appliqué, #43103w

Appliqué
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery CD
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$110
Plus Materials 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 up-cycled silk and poly neckties. So bring on the weird stuff! Or the normal stuff - either way, we’ll have fun.
Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

karenkstonequilts.com

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Modern Irish Chain Quilt: Master Strip Piecing, #47522

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery CD
Kojan, Heather
Beginner
$70
Plus Materials Fee

A modern spin on a traditional Irish Chain quilt, this one works up quickly! Choose a handful of solids, or add a print or two into the mix. Heather will share all of her tips on strip piecing - the secret sauce of this quilt.

heatherkojan.com

PFAFF / Smith Owen

Nutcracker Wallhanging: Fun and Easy Appliqué, #43505

Appliqué
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook CD
McNeil, Kathy
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Stitch your way into the holidays with this 14" x 24" wallhanging. Perfect for a gift, your office, or home. Your Nutcracker will be made as a separate unit so could be added to any block also. Want to learn the fastest, most precise, and easiest way to appliqué? Join Kathy to learn the Apliquick method of turning your edges. Your Nutcracker can then be sewn by hand or machine to the background fabric. Add optional embellishments - hand or machine embroidery, rhinestones, buttons and small Christmas ornaments. Apliquick tools REQUIRED.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Pagtinabangay: The Quilts and Quiltmakers of Caohagan Island, #41807

Lectures
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
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 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 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

Piece Perfect Stars Hextravaganza, #47503

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Tucker, Deb
All Levels
$70
Plus Tool Fee

Are you ready to dive into the world of 60 degree quilting designs? Our Star 60 tool brings the concept of oversizing and trimming down into the realm of 60 degree shapes. In class, we will be working through the construction steps to create the free bonus project included with the tool instructions. You will learn how to build the basic Star 60 units, assemble them into hexagons, and create the large hexagon center. We will also discuss how to square off the edges to create a small quilt or table topper.

deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com

elna

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Pinwheel Pizzaz: Piecing Pinwheel Blocks, #47524

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Tucker, Deb
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Get the most out of your Tucker Trimmer tool by learning how to create our Triangle Pizazz units. These playful units are built with easy steps and slight oversizing to allow for trimming to high precision shapes. And……No triangle cutting required!!! We’ll be constructing several pinwheel blocks using the shapes and exploring a variety of design options for future use.

deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com

elna

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Quilting with Rulers and Stencils on the Longarm Machine, #48518

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
Beginner, Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Join Gina as she shares with you her favorite quilting tools. You will discover how to use stencils to quickly mark designs onto your quilting space. Then you’ll learn 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 applique’ shapes with precision using specialty guides. You will learn a variety of methods for marking designs onto your quilt top with no fear!

thecopperneedle.com

Handi Quilter

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Quilting Yoga, #41808

Lectures
Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Ballroom D
Merrill, RaNae
All Levels
$15

How do you learn free-motion quilting without a sewing machine? Experience RaNae's exercises that will quickly and easily train your body mechanics needed for successful free-motion quilting, and help you stay relaxed and refreshed as you quilt.

FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com

Rapid Fire Hunter's Star: A Scrappy Quilt, #47110t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Tucker, Deb
Intermediate, Advanced
$110
Plus Tool Fee

Let Deb be your guide as you explore a unique approach to constructing a traditional Hunter's Star quilt. You’ll learn the basics of Deb’s Rapid Fire process, which uses strip piecing, oversizing, and streamlined methods that guarantee success with a difficult design. You’ll learn how to piece a beautiful quilt in a fun and stress-free environment while learning tricks you can use again and again!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com

elna

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Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star Quilt, #47119f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook CD
Tucker, Deb
Intermediate, Advanced
$110
Plus Tool Fee

Get ready for a great new method for constructing traditional Lemoyne Star blocks. You'll be using strip piecing techniques, oversizing units for easy trim down, and no "Y" seams! Our class project is a sampler of all the 10 different size block options available on the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool. This tool is required for the class. This is an addicting process that gives remarkable results.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com

Janome

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Razzle Dazzle Your Quilts! A Trunk Show with Kathy McNeil, #MCNEIL

Special Events
Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
McNeil, Kathy
All Levels
$35

Kathy revels in adding small details and surprises for viewers to find in her quilts. She will share tips and creative techniques for adding a variety of fun visual effects to your quilts. This lecture, with plenty of award-winning techniques, is inspirational and educational. You find your "creative voice" when you are the most playful. Kathy's quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars and international shows because of their strong visual effects. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

kathymcneilquilts.com

RULE Your Quilt: Quilting with Rulers on a Sit-Down Longarm (First Offering), #48503

Quilting/Finishing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook AB
Thomas, Sarah
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Are you ready to add the structured look of quilting with rulers to your quilt tops? Perhaps you want to mix and match free-motion quilting designs with perfect lines, arcs, and waves? This is the class for you! Sarah will guide you through three hours of hands-on quilting utilizing basic straight edge, curve, and wave rulers to create crosshatch, arcs, and more! Whether you're new to using rulers or simply want to hone your skills, you will leave the class with an abundance of ideas, encouragement, and motivation to add ruler quilting to your repertoire! You will share a BERNINA Q20/Q16 with a partner.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

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RULE Your Quilt: Quilting with Rulers on a Sit-Down Longarm (Second Offering), #48517

Quilting/Finishing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook AB
Thomas, Sarah
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Are you ready to add the structured look of quilting with rulers to your quilt tops? Perhaps you want to mix and match free-motion quilting designs with perfect lines, arcs, and waves? This is the class for you! Sarah will guide you through three hours of hands-on quilting utilizing basic straight edge, curve, and wave rulers to create crosshatch, arcs, and more! Whether you're new to using rulers or simply want to hone your skills, you will leave the class with an abundance of ideas, encouragement, and motivation to add ruler quilting to your repertoire! You will share a BERNINA Q20/Q16 with a partner.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

Sea Turtle and Coral Reef: Create Pictorial Appliqué, #43104t

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook CD
McNeil, Kathy
Beginner
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Fast, fun, and oh so magical. Step into the world of pictorial appliqué. Learn the steps of layered UNIT appliqué to enhance your designs. Two applique methods can be used to create your turtle. The Easy Apliquick method - turned edges create more loft, dimension, and longevity in your turtles. Students will use this method for the larger shapes and then - fuse on the smaller mosaic flipper shapes. Kathy will be teaching the Apliquick method. Either hand or machine appliqué can be used to sew your turtle together and to the background. Kathy will go over her favorite machine appliqué stitch. Bring your own Apliquick tools, glue pen and interfacing, order with pattern, or purchase from instructor in class. Kathy will supply some Lite Steam a seam2 to get you started. Class objectives: Tips for basic pattern making for all sea critters using base shapes. Shading objects to increase the sense of form using Kathy’s favorite paint crayons. Choosing fabrics for pictorial work. Creating 3-D embellishments. Quilting the Pictorial quilt.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

kathymcneilquilts.com

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Shaded Four-Patch Table Runner, #47502

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook AB
Tucker, Deb
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn to create this versatile unit the Studio 180 way as you work on creating a fantastic table runner. Instead of squares and triangles you’ll use strip piecing and efficient construction to actually produce two units at one time. And of course, they will be oversized for accurate trimming to a precision size and shape. You can expect to create numerous units in just a few short hours. The image shows just one of the possible configurations for your table runner project.

deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com

elna

Sketchbook Quilting: No-Rules Free-Motion on a Sit-Down Longarm, #48508

Quilting/Finishing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
River Overlook AB
Thomas, Sarah
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Sketchbook Quilting is Sarah's approachable, uninhibited, “no rules,” style of free-motion quilting. In this fun hands-on class, you will become more comfortable with drawing your own style of free-motion designs and seeing them come to life on the fabric. You’ll turn these designs into multiple groupings and combinations by building off the foundation pieces Sarah will teach. In doing so, you’ll be ready to create your own set of personal “go to” designs, practice fillers, and also develop the muscle memory of drawing the doodles. Each BERNINA Q20 will accommodate two students to share and to practice transferring the sketchbook doodles to the quilt top. Sarah will also show you how to use a variety of rulers and stencils to help create basic shape and line guides for the doodling. This class will teach and encourage you to quilt without rules, thus making each finished quilt unique to your personal style and abilities.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

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Successful Home Machine Quilting for Beginners (First Offering), #48101w

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery EF
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
Beginner
$110
Plus Kit Fee

This class is designed for beginning machine quilting enthusiasts, but is guaranteed to teach even skilled machine quilters a thing or two about successfully quilting. You'll learn about threads, needles, batting, walking foot quilting, EXTENSIVE free-motion quilting, three types of feathers, and most importantly, how to handle large quilts on your home sewing machine.
Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

quintessentialquilting.com

BERNINA

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Successful Home Machine Quilting for Beginners (Second Offering), #48111f

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery EF
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
Beginner
$110
Plus Kit Fee

This class is designed for beginning machine quilting enthusiasts, but is guaranteed to teach even skilled machine quilters a thing or two about successfully quilting. You'll learn about threads, needles, batting, walking foot quilting, EXTENSIVE free-motion quilting, three types of feathers, and most importantly, how to handle large quilts on your home sewing machine.
Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

quintessentialquilting.com

BERNINA

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T-Shirt Quilt…As You Go!, #48120t

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook CD
Merrill, RaNae
All Levels
$110
Plus Handout Fee

There's something really special about wrapping up in a T-shirt quilt, feeling all those memories surround and comfort you or someone you love. In this class, you'll learn to make that T-shirt quilt, quilting one shirt at a time! This approach has so many advantages! You can easily quilt one shirt at a time YOURSELF on your domestic machine, add embellishments such as appliqué or decorative stitching, enhance the memories of each event by telling its story in the quilting design, make smaller quilts or pillows with a few T-shirts, then add more as your T-shirt collection grows. Learn how to: Quilt one T-shirt at a time on your domestic or longarm machine, speed-quilt by combining piecing and quilting in one step. Calculate quilt size and yardage needed, and join quilted blocks to build your quilt, and more. For quilters who have not done free-motion quilting before, we'll cover FMQ basics of a few simple patterns. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

FreeMotionMasteryinaMonth.com

Janome

The Fundamentals of Longarm Quilting (First Offering), #48104w

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
Beginner
$310
Plus Kit Fee

Confidence is the key to success in Longarm quilting and the best way to gain confidence is through learning. Gina will help you discover the proper steps to take and share many tips as you embark on your new and exciting journey. You will learn freehand exercises which will train you to become fluid in your free-motion quilting and how to mirror image & execute shapes with ease. You will learn to love working at the front of the machine and the many benefits of doing so. In addition to learning to quilt simple yet beautiful designs, you will come away with the basic knowledge of machine set up, trouble shooting, thread and tension tips, and much more! This is a great class for beginners and is taught in a positive and stress free environment. One person per machine.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

thecopperneedle.com

Handi Quilter

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The Fundamentals of Longarm Quilting (Second Offering), #48114f

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery AB
Perkes-Tidwell, Gina
Beginner
$310
Plus Kit Fee

Confidence is the key to success in Longarm quilting and the best way to gain confidence is through learning. Gina will help you discover the proper steps to take and share many tips as you embark on your new and exciting journey. You will learn freehand exercises which will train you to become fluid in your free-motion quilting and how to mirror image & execute shapes with ease. You will learn to love working at the front of the machine and the many benefits of doing so. In addition to learning to quilt simple yet beautiful designs, you will come away with the basic knowledge of machine set up, trouble shooting, thread and tension tips, and much more! This is a great class for beginners and is taught in a positive and stress free environment. One person per machine.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

thecopperneedle.com

Handi Quilter

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Traditional Dorset Stitchery: Make a Needle Case, #46501

Embroidery/Embellishment
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
River Overlook EF
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Inspired by the work of Olivia Pass, a mid 20th century English needlewoman, learn the basic four stitches of Dorset Button Stitchery, originally used to embellish rural workers' smocks. Chain, buttonhole, and single and double feather stitches are combined to make lovely motifs on a pre-printed Belgian linen panel. Go away with lots of ideas for future projects!!

catherineredford.com

Trip Around the World in Folk Art Stitches, #41802

Lectures
Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$15

A humorous, educational, and interactive lecture including a game with prizes! Catherine will take you on a trip around the globe with her quilts. Learn how she found her inspiration, the stitches she used, and the finishing techniques she employed. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

catherineredford.com

VIP Quilt Tour, #TOUR

Special Events
Wednesday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Show Area
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, 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 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 quilts on display!

americanquilter.com

Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond the Ditch, #48519

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This’ll be a comprehensive overview of modern walking foot techniques for finishing your quilts on a domestic machine. You will start your day with a discussion of her steps for success before making samples of many different styles, including matchstick quilting, grids, altered stitches, organic curves, and straight and circular spirals. This is a fast-paced class.

catherineredford.com

Viking / Smith Owen

Why We Quilt, #41809

Lectures
Friday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
Roelfsema, Nancy
All Levels
$15

When you go down to the core, quilting is love. We quilt to keep people warm. We cover our loved ones in fabric hugs. We fill our homes with inspiring colors. We share love when we gift a quilt or donate quilts to charity. Travel along with Nancy as she navigates through her history as a quilter. Her mother’s artistic talent took root in Nancy as a love for fabric and quilt design. Her trunk show features examples from throughout her quilting career and illustrates her design skills. Why do you quilt? Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

onpoint-tv.com

Wild Women Don't Get the Blues: Paper Foundation Piecing, #47116t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery CD
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$110
Plus Materials Fee

Patchwork, wonderful color, and wild friends - what could be better? Paper-foundation piecing Karen’s original way, streamlined and efficient. Plus individualized interpretive color talk. (Bring chocolate.)

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

karenkstonequilts.com

PFAFF / Smith Owen

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Working with Precuts, #41801

Lectures
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ballroom D
VanDenburgh, Jessica
All Levels
$15

You've seen them in quilt shops and online, maybe even bought a few. But what do you do with precuts now that you have them? Precuts are fun and a great way to get a jump start on your next project. Jessica will talk about the names and sizes of precuts, and the projects you can make with them. Maybe your next quilt will start with a precut! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

sewmanycreationsny.com