AQS QuiltWeek Shows

Member registration begins November 15, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (CST).
Online general registration begins November 29, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (CST) and ends February 20, 2023 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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A Closer Look: Understanding the Difference Between Documenting, Judging, and Appraising Quilts, #11808

Lectures
Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
104AB
Reich, Sue
All Levels
$15

Join Sue Reich for this fun, interactive class to help you understand the three types of quilt evaluations. An AQS Certified Appraiser, NQA Trained Judge, and co-author of Connecticut's historic documentation book, Sue will provide detailed information about the processes of judging, appraising and documenting. Attendees will have the opportunity to team up and conduct their own evaluations.

coveringquilthistory.com

All-Star Review, #STAR

Special Events
Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
104AB
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 Afternoon with Well-Loved Ladies: Red & Green Traditions, #11809

Lectures
Friday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
104AB
Koehler, Robin
All Levels
$15

Come meet these Centenarian Sweethearts and hear the story of their invention. Robin has always loved the red and green appliqué quilts of the mid-1800s. As she officially began her path to becoming a certified appraiser, her studies brought her closer to the quilts she adores. The designer in her was fascinated by this era of creating their own designs too. Robin has assembled a collection of quilts that are not in the greatest shape, but still so beautiful in their history and imperfections. Let Robin share these unique wonders with you as she talks about the history of our fabulous industry.

nestlingsbyrobin.com

An Evening Planning a Pictorial Quilt with Cynthia England, #ENGLAND

Special Events
Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
104AB
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$35

An entertaining presentation featuring 3-time IQA Best of Show winner, Cynthia England. She shares her process of making pictorial quilts using the Picture Piecing technique. Enlarging the design, fabric selection, and organizational methods are discussed in detail. A question and answer session to follow.

englanddesign.com

AnglePlay: One Block Turns Into 7 Quilts, #17513

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
103C
Luoma, Julie
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn to make one block without paper piecing and then become the designer as you choose a design or make your own. AnglePlay templates are so easy that beginners can make great looking quilts. Experienced quilters also love playing with them as new and interesting designs appear before your eyes. Julie is patient and positive and all levels of quilters are warmly welcome.

offthewallquilt.com

Proudly sponsored by Janome

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Berry Border by Machine Appliqué, #13503

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
103A
Delaney, Pat
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Create a beautiful border while learning to appliqué by machine. Pat will show you how it’s done and how to adapt it to your own quilt. The berry and tulip appliqués are fused and blanket stitched, creating a lovely, traditional border for any quilt.

crabtreelane.com

Proudly sponsored by Janome

Big-Block Stars, #17501

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
102C
Mahoney, Nancy
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Big Star blocks make this traditional-looking quilt a real beauty. Learn how to make the big block stars using Nancy’s quick and easy piecing techniques. You can make scrappy blocks or use a planned color scheme. Any print or batik you choose will make a spectacular, eye-catching quilt.

nancymahoney.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Bindings: A World of Options, #11806

Lectures
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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

Border Me Beautiful: Explore 20 Flexible Borders on the Longarm, #18505

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
102AB
Nemesh, Bethanne
All Levels
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Break away from boring borders! Explore 20 border units using a non-backtracking feather motif and Bethanne’s spineless, no-mark, no-stress feather path. Then add some straight-line quilting and create glorious secondary design frames! This class is designed for quilters who want to quilt those tops made “for love” with an open and flexible, yet beautifully designed mid-custom plan. For those interested in pushing themselves, Bethanne will demonstrate how to use formal feathers and backfill for full custom creativity! Bethanne’s teaching style allows for a lot of independent student customization. Gain confidence quilting in high-contrast thread and create beautiful borders that frame your quilt. Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

Bordering on Insanity, #11804

Lectures
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
104AB
Luoma, Julie
All Levels
$15

It's the end of the quilt and the quilt may or may not be the size it's supposed to be. You may or may not have much fabric left, but it needs to be finished! Julie will discuss using what's on hand, ideas that are already in the room, and truly simple ways to make wildly creative borders. It's a fun lecture intermingled with lots of samples and you'll leave just tingling with energy to get started on your own borders. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes. Julie's book “Dancing on the Border” will be available for purchase in class.

offthewallquilt.com

Bound and Determined: Tips for Perfect Bindings, #18517

Quilting/Finishing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
103C
Delaney, Pat
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Having trouble getting those bindings to look just right? This half-day class with Pat will get you on track for a show-worthy ending to your quilt. Little tricks and tips will give you the confidence to finish your quilts with a beautiful narrow binding and perfectly mitered corners every time. She will discuss sewing on the binding fitted perfectly to the quilt, filling the binding with just enough batting, and hand sewing it all together invisibly. A beautiful binding is the frame for your quilt and should be as wonderful as the rest of your workmanship!

crabtreelane.com

Proudly sponsored by Janome

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Building a Visual Quilting Vocabulary to Improve Your Domestic Machine Quilting, #18519

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
103A
Delaney, Pat
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

The quilter’s dilemma is always to choose an appropriate design to fill space on the quilt top. It would be helpful to have a collection of usable designs at your fingertips as you begin to think about your selection. This class will stitch your way through many designs and keep them organized for you. Browsing your collection will undoubtedly inspire your next project! We will explore multiple styles of free-motion stitches to add to your collection.

crabtreelane.com

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Cat Nap Quilt: Picture Piecing, #17514

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
102C
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

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

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Colorful Calypso: Enjoy Machine Piecing, #17517

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
103B
Crawford, Michele
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Calypso is a great project for an advanced beginner to intermediate scrap quilter! There are sections that are strip pieced and sub cut; and 3 pattern pieces! The sample quilt uses 4 different colorways with a light and dark color value which provides an interesting secondary pattern. This quilt would look great using 2 shades of one color plus 1 light fabric; 2 shades of one color with an accent color plus a light fabric; OR just make it totally scrappy using lights, mediums, and darks!

flowerboxquilts.com

Proudly sponsored by Janome

Colorful Pieced Beach Bumz Quilt, #17507

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
103B
Hahn, Linda J.
All Levels
$70

A classic setting for the New York Beauty block created with current batik fabrics. Learn Linda's unique technique for creating perfect New York Beauty blocks using just ONE pin. This project is partially paper pieced using foundation paper that stays in the quilt!!

froghollowdesigns.com

Proudly sponsored by Janome

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Concept to Quilted, #11803

Lectures
Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
104AB
Hahn, Linda J.
All Levels
$15
Join Linda for a "behind the scenes" peek of her design processes. She will share how patterns, fabric and books go from "concept" in the designer's head to "quilted." This lecture was developed with the assistance of her Facebook group who presented questions about designers’ inspiration, the design process, and more! Of course, add in Linda's infamous animation and you'll be laughing as you hear about the different processes to bring beautiful fabric and fun patterns to you, the quilter! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Coverstitch Workshop: Garment Stitching on the Serger, #19544

Stitching with Style
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
101C
Yellen, Gail
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

The versatile cover stitch is a must-have for garment sewists, especially if you love the comfort and ease of knits. Using the cover stitch, you’ll use a variety of techniques, both conventional and creative. You will learn how to adjust tensions, stitch length, selecting the correct needle for your fabrics, and the variety of cover/chain stitch options.

gailpatrice.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

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Create a Blue Heron Using a Unique Piecing Technique, #17105t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
102C
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Learn how to create a realistic Heron with only straight line sewing. Cynthia will guide you through the process with her own unique technique. This project is not paper pieced and is very forgiving. You will learn lots of helpful tips and tricks to make it easy! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

englanddesign.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

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Crumb Quilted Sticks: Dig Into Your Scrap Stash, #17519

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
103C
Crawford, Michele
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

What DO you do with all those leftover scraps? Crumb quilts are the ultimate scrap fabric projects because you are using what you already have in order to create your own fabric! There is no one set way to use “crumbs” - the tiniest amounts of scraps (strips, squares, trimmed triangles, funky sizes, etc.) that you have - the ones you usually throw away because you don't know what to do with them! Remember, those crumbs (of fabric) cost just as much per yard as the original fabric you bought that they came from! NO rules here except to use a 1⁄4” seam allowance. Add fabric to connect your crumb quilted strips in different ways! Machine quilt each strip by sewing 1/4" multiple times on each side. Create any size quilt you want by adding more blocks horizontally and/or vertically!

flowerboxquilts.com

Proudly sponsored by Janome

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Decorative Serger Stitches, #19541

Stitching with Style
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
101C
Yellen, Gail
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Sergers aren't just for basic construction. After this hands-on workshop, your serger might become your favorite decorative tool. Flatlock stitching, fringe, the Raindrop Stitch (my new fave), and the Twice as Nice stitch, are all beautiful surface embellishments. And bold decorative threads amp up the stitches. You'll love every single one!

gailpatrice.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

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Design a Panel Montage, #15502

Color/Design
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
203AB
McChesney, Cyndi
All Levels
$70
(Plus Kit Fee)

Montage is the technique of producing a new composite whole from fragments of pictures, text, or music! Well, you won't be incorporating music (although you might come up with a way to do that). However, you will explore techniques and ideas to create unique, whimsical, and creative pieces using pre-printed panels, words, and lots of related elements. It's a little bit like collaging using a panel and fabric!

cedarridgequilting.com

Design a Unique Garland Bed Runner, #17516

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
201AB
Berry, Ruth Ann
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Discover the easy process that produces complex-looking results. Create the illusion of curves, motion, and depth with strip piecing and straight seams.

quiltersclinic.com

Proudly sponsored by Brother / The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore

Done By Three with Fat Quarters, #17502

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
103C
Wendt, Debbie
Beginner, All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This simple Fat Quarter quilt is quick and easy to make. Great for beginners wanting to learn the basics of rotary cutting, strip piecing, and quilt construction. Also fun for the experienced to get back to the basics. Stacked squares create an optical illusion of framed fabric goodness.

wendtquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Janome

Drawing in 3D: Isometric Quilts, #11805

Lectures
Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
104AB
Berry, Ruth Ann
All Levels
$15

Learn the basics of drawing 3-D objects on isometric graph paper. Explore coloring and shading options and discover how to use your drawing to create a 3-D quilt, including fabric selection and yardage calculation. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

quiltersclinic.com

Embellished Wool Appliqué, #13501

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
203AB
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Embellished Wool Appliqué - the basics and beyond. Learn the techniques required for successful whipstitch wool appliqué while working on a small piece that can be finished into a needle case or pin cushion. Use beautiful embroidery stitches to embellish and add further dimension to your project.

catherineredford.com

English Paper Piecing - Traditional Techniques by Hand, #17511

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
203AB
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$80
Plus Kit Fee

The oldest English paper pieced quilt on record 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 handstitched quilts. Learn her tried and true 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, #19503

Quilting Technology
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
202AB
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

Proudly sponsored by Electric Quilt

EQ8: I Want to Learn More, #19104f

Quilting Technology
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
202AB
Miller, Lori
Beginner
$125

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 three 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. This is a great followup to the EQ8 Beginner class. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

lorimillerdesigns.com

Proudly sponsored by Electric Quilt

EQ8: Kick Start (First Offering), #19502

Quilting Technology
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
202AB
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

Proudly sponsored by Electric Quilt

EQ8: Start at the Beginning, #19101w

Quilting Technology
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
202AB
Miller, Lori
Beginner
$125

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

Proudly sponsored by Electric Quilt

Explore the World of English Paper Piecing - Lecture and Trunk Show, #CRAW

Special Events
Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
104AB
Crawford, Michele
All Levels
$35

English Paper Piecing (EPP) is a traditional quilting technique used to fold fabric around paper templates, and then baste them together to create a consistent-sized shape that is much easier to sew by hand then by machine. Once the fabric covered shapes are created, they are hand sewn together like puzzle pieces to create intricate designs that can be used as appliques or quilts. Michele will discuss a variety of EPP geometric shapes and sizes; different ways to baste the fabric; and several ways to sew the shapes together. EPP is a HOT topic in the quilting world these days as it is a precise, portable and meditative technique that is FUN and stress free! A PowerPoint® presentation along with a trunk show will provide inspiration to those wishing to learn more about EPP! Michele will teach you how to hand sew a hexagon flower (kit provided with fabric, templates, needle and thread) so please bring a small pair of sharp scissors (and a thimble if desired).

flowerboxquilts.com

Feather Faster with Spineless Quilting, #18514

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
102AB
Nemesh, Bethanne
All Levels
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Love feathers? Frustrated by how time-consuming they can be with lots of marking, planning, or rolling a quilt? Spend a few hours with Bethanne and learn to feather faster. In this hands-on class, Bethanne will teach you her unmarked, spineless, no-backtrack approach to one-pass feathering on the longarm. Learn ten feather shapes that look amazing no matter how high-contrast the quilting! Speed up your feathering without giving up that feathered look. You will leave class with instructions for completing a bird-on-a-wire wallhanging, with fusible birds provided! Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

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Fills and Fancies: Expand Your Domestic Machine Knowledge, #18509

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
103B
Delaney, Pat
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Tired of the same old stippling? Perk up your machine quilting with a new set of designs for filling spaces and backgrounds. With more than fifty designs made to fit narrow borders, triangular patches, or background areas, you will have no trouble broadening your design ideas. This type of heirloom quilting is done with little or no marking. You will end up with a portfolio of stitches to get your creativity flowing.

crabtreelane.com

Proudly sponsored by Janome

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Florals, Freehand and Fun on the Longarm!, #18507

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
102AB
Nemesh, Bethanne
Beginner, Intermediate
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Transform your knowledge of how a feather spine is created and learn how to substitute an endless variety of floral elements from holly and berries to wildflower meadows. Give each of your quilts a personalized quilted motif and gain freedom from commercial designs. No natural drawing ability is needed! Turn familiar swirls and curves into flowing organic motifs to make each quilt shine. Based on Bethanne's popular iQuilt class, “If You Can Feather, You Can Freehand,” you will never again suffer from “stand and stare,” rely on an inset pattern, or be limited by your pattern library! Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

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Flowerfly Collage Quilt, #14101w

Fiber Art
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
203AB
Heine, Laura
All Levels
$140
Plus Kit Fee

Enjoy a day with Laura Heine as you dive into this Flowerfly collage quilt. Laura will show you how she has mastered collage and ensure your project turns out flawless. This kit uses Laura's Color Fusion fabric line which includes beautiful flowers and fun script fabrics! Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

fiberworks-heine.com

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Folk Art Embroidery - A Circle Sampler, #16501

Embroidery/Embellishment
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
204AB
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$80
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

Free-Motion Feathers Four Ways: Domestic Machine Quilting, #18108t

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
103A
Lyon, Jenny K.
Intermediate
$125

You CAN quilt feathers – four different ways! Feathers add elegance to traditional, modern, art or contemporary projects. Those with some free-motion experience will enjoy this class. We will break it down into baby steps that make creating gorgeous feathers fun and easy! Learn how to quilt the beautiful, curvy, feminine feathers that you see on some of the finest quilts, without the use of stencils. You can do this! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

quiltskipper.com/

Free-Motion Fills and Frills: Domestic Machine Quilting, #18522

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
103B
Lyon, Jenny K.
Intermediate
$70

If you have just some free-motion quilting experience and want to add interest and variety to your quilts, join Jenny and learn how to select and quilt “fills and frills.” You will build on skills that you already have and play with a variety of motifs you can use for borders, fills, grids, and dividers. Most motifs will be free hand; a few will use marked reference points. Longarm, mid-arm, or domestic machines, let’s play with fills and frills!

quiltskipper.com

Proudly sponsored by Janome

Freehand Foundations: Bethanne's Tips for Longarm Beginners, #18116f

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

Are you a brand new longarm quilter? This six-hour class will be a deep immersion into the pool of freehand quilting...but we will use the stairs! Begin perfecting your ability to smoothly nest freehand shapes and transform simple shapes into more complex ones, ending with contemporary blended background fills. Next, learn perfect freehand feathers that do not rely on backtracking, making you look like a pro immediately. Finally, learn simple serpentine feathers and master tucking feathers into curls. Leave class ready to take on the freehand world! Beyond the technical skills of quilting, learn about threads, troubleshooting, and especially ergonomic safety to protect your body for years of happy quilting. One person per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

whitearborquilting.com

Proudly sponsored by Handi Quilter

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From Fast to Fancy Feathers on the Longarm, #18523

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
102AB
Nemesh, Bethanne
Intermediate, Advanced
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Freehand feathers go fancy! Adding details, inserts, echoing, and fantasy elements to freehand feathers adds a layer of showy polish that always draws the eye and the applause! Bethanne uses a stress free non-backtracking style that makes it easy for students to focus on going from blah to beautiful! These fancy feathers are the over-the-top feather in a custom quilters cap. Intermediate free-handing students will learn dozens of fancy feathers and leave class with Bethanne’s Jellyfish wallhanging pattern to try out their new skills. Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

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Fundamental Designs: Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm (First Offering), #18504

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
101B
Asmussen, Carolina
Beginner
$95
Plus Kit Fee

In this class, you’ll work with a 15" x 15" exclusive panel inspired by Carolina’s Amsterdam View quilt. It is an original design quilt and was part of the International Quilt Festival Houston in 2016 and AQS QuiltWeek. Come play with fundamental shapes to develop free-motion quilting skills. You’ll learn how to fill different areas in your quilt as you go and leave with the confidence to quilt your own quilts. Skills learned on a sit-down longarm translate seamlessly to your home machine. Two people per machine.

carolinasmussen.com

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Fundamental Designs: Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm (Second Offering), #18520

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
101B
Asmussen, Carolina
Beginner
$95
Plus Kit Fee

In this class, you’ll work with a 15" x 15" exclusive panel inspired by Carolina’s AMSTERDAM VIEW quilt. It is an original design quilt and was part of the International Quilt Festival Houston in 2016 and AQS QuiltWeek. Come play with fundamental shapes to develop free-motion quilting skills. You’ll learn how to fill different areas in your quilt as you go and leave with the confidence to quilt your own quilts. Skills learned on a sit-down longarm translate seamlessly to your home machine. Two people per machine.

carolinasmussen.com

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

Getting the Most of Your Stash, #11801

Lectures
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
104AB
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$15

This lecture explores ways to increase the potential of what we already have in our fabric collections. Cynthia will offer new insights on what to look for in fabrics to get the most out of them; a topic that is near and dear to all quilters! Organizing and storage of fabrics will also be addressed. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

englanddesign.com

Glorious Hummingbirds: Picture Piecing, #17503

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
102C
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

Proudly sponsored by BERNINA

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Hexie Flower Garden: Hexagons on the Machine, #17515

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

Join Debbie for the morning and make this fun hexagon quilt! It is a great project for using fat quarters and Debbie’s Hex-a-ma-jig template. Simple half-Hexies give shape for the flowers and background. It is easy to cut and easy to sew! Bring your favorite fat quarters and get ready to make something beautiful!

wendtquilting.com

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Lessons Learned While Quilting, #11802

Lectures
Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
104AB
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$15

Catherine can’t remember a time she wasn’t making. The inspiring and entertaining yet informative lecture, Lessons Learned While Quilting, follows her creative journey from knitted dishcloths to the present day. Professionally shot photographs projected on a screen give everyone a really good look at the quilts. Leave the lecture hall just itching to stitch! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

catherineredford.com

Life's a Beach with Piecing, #17108f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
102C
England, Cynthia
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Can't you just feel the sand between your toes as you make your way through the sand dunes? Learn how to create this beautiful beach scene in this Picture Piecing class. This technique is NOT traditional paper piecing, but one that you sew right sides together and there is NO paper to pick out. Fun and forgiving! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

englanddesign.com

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Log Cabin Blocks - Make Colorful Townhouses, #17504

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
103C
Mahoney, Nancy
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Construct your own bit of paradise as you learn to make Quarter Log Cabin blocks. Color placement is the same in all the blocks, no tedious piecing required. This quilt makes a dramatic impact with color placement. Use optional layouts to create your own unique design. You won't believe how fast the blocks go together.

nancymahoney.com

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Make it Modern! Free-Motion and Rulers on a Sit-Down Longarm, #18506

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
101B
Asmussen, Carolina
Beginner, Intermediate
$95
Plus Kit Fee

In this class, you will work with a 16" x 16" exclusive panel inspired by Carolina’s SPRING LABYRINTH quilt. It is an original design and was part of the MQX Machine Quilting New England show in 2017. Learn to mix ruler-work with free-motion quilting as you quilt your own beautiful wallhanging. The skills you learn on a sit-down longarm are easily transferred to your home machine. Two people per machine.

carolinasmussen.com

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Mardi Gras, #17510

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
201AB
Hahn, Linda J.
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This cute wall quilt is made using just ONE block...it's where you put the colors that create the secondary and tertiary designs! Linda will share her fast piecing tools and techniques including connector square and using Triangles on a Roll!

froghollowdesigns.com

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Nana's Favorite Quilt Using Paper Piecing and Applique, #18102w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
103A
Delaney, Pat
Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

A trip to Nana’s house was always a fun time for Pat. She loved Nana's embroidered table scarves and textiles. This quilt is full of all those visual memories. Whether you use thirties fabrics, Civil War prints, or your favorite fabrics, they'll all work as you learn a variety of techniques in this quilt – piecing and paper piecing, thread sketching for the embroidered flowers, and turned-edge appliqué by machine for the borders. Join Pat and add these techniques to your quiltmaking arsenal and you'll be ready to stitch full-steam ahead when you get home.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

crabtreelane.com

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No Rules with Rulers: Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm (First Offering), #18510

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
101B
Asmussen, Carolina
Intermediate, Advanced
$95
Plus Kit Fee

During this quilting class, you’ll work with a 12" x 10" exclusive cotton fabric panel and Carolina’s patented ruler to mix ruler work and free-motion quilting to design a floral-inspired composition. The goal is explore much more than the basic shapes of quilting with rulers and discover new creative designs that can be applied to any quilt. Skills learned on a sit-down longarm are easily transferred to your home machine. Two people per machine.

carolinasmussen.com

 

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No Rules with Rulers: Quilting on a Sit-Down Longarm (Second Offering), #18521

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
101B
Asmussen, Carolina
Intermediate, Advanced
$95
Plus Kit Fee

During this quilting class, you’ll work with a 12" x 10" exclusive cotton fabric panel and Carolina’s patented ruler to mix ruler work and free-motion quilting to design a floral-inspired composition. The goal is explore much more than the basic shapes of quilting with rulers and discover new creative designs that can be applied to any quilt. Skills learned on a sit-down longarm are easily transferred to your home machine. Two people per machine.

carolinasmussen.com

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Panel Palooza: Learn the Art of Panel Quilts, #15501

Color/Design
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
204AB
McChesney, Cyndi
All Levels
$70

Take that panel you fell in love with and turn it into something truly unique. Square up your selections, add interesting block treatments and borders, and fill those pesky open spaces with patchwork or appliqué to create a really special quilt. Learn the ins and outs of working with panels from math to design inspiration.

cedarridgequilting.com

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Radiance: Pieced Medallion Quilt, #17518

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
103B
Crawford, Michele
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Use just 4 fabrics (or make it scrappy using lights, mediums and darks) to create this medallion on point quilt that features several different quilt blocks. You will learn several different techniques for creating a square in a square block or half square triangles! Most of the quilt is template free, but you will learn how to make a template from template plastic for 1 block. Michele will share her accurate cutting, piecing, pressing tips and techniques to help you improve your piecing skills.

flowerboxquilts.com

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Ready, Set, Sew! Learn to Quilt on Your Home Machine, #18512

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
201AB
Delaney, Pat
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

We will start with the basics and go quickly to stitching. We will explore many techniques including background fills, stencils, freehand designs, and motifs. If you are apprehensive or out of ideas, this class will rev up your skills making you a confident machine quilter ready to tackle those UFO’s that have been piling up. A quilt is truly yours when you finish it yourself.

crabtreelane.com

Brother / Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore

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Scarlett Ladybug Collage Quilt, #14102t

Fiber Art
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
204AB
Heine, Laura
All Levels
$140
Plus Kit Fee

Learn Laura's collage techniques while creating this whimsical collage. What a fun quilt for a garden room! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

fiberworks-heine.com

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Scrappy Carpenter Square, #17520

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
103C
Crawford, Michele
Plus Kit Fee
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This template free "variation" on a scrappy log cabin block requires sewing strips and squares together; sub-cutting and sewing them back together to make a 12" block. This 47" square wall- hanging has 5 blocks that are sewn in one color way, and the other 4 blocks are created in a complimentary color way. Michele will share her precise cutting, piecing tips, and pressing tips to help you accurately sew this block, and pieced border.

flowerboxquilts.com

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Seed Pods Collage Quilt, #14103f

Fiber Art
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
204AB
Heine, Laura
All Levels
$140
Plus Kit Fee

Make this darling 34" x 24" Seed Pods quilt using Laura's newest fabric collection "Happy Chance." Fun colors with black and white accents make this quilt a show stopper! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

fiberworks-heine.com

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Serger Essentials 101: Perfecting a Serger Stitch (First Offering), #19540

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

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced serger owner, this comprehensive, hands-on workshop is great for learning and perfecting all of your serger’s stitches. What makes the edge of a rolled hem roll? How can you avoid stretching the seam on your beautiful knit tee? Learn how and why to manipulate tensions and change differential feed for various fabrics. We’ll talk about the wide variety of beautiful decorative threads sergers allow us to use and see lots of lovely samples. You’ll leave with valuable information, samples, and the knowledge to tackle any serger project successfully.

gailpatrice.com

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Serger Essentials 101: Perfecting a Serger Stitch (Second Offering), #19546

Stitching with Style
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
101C
Yellen, Gail
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced serger owner, this comprehensive, hands-on workshop is great for learning and perfecting all of your serger’s stitches. What makes the edge of a rolled hem roll? How can you avoid stretching the seam on your beautiful knit tee? Learn how and why to manipulate tensions and change differential feed for various fabrics. We’ll talk about the wide variety of beautiful decorative threads sergers allow us to use and see lots of lovely samples. You’ll leave with valuable information, samples, and the knowledge to tackle any serger project successfully.

gailpatrice.com

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Serger Specialty Feet & Attachments, #19545

Stitching with Style
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
101C
Yellen, Gail
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Expand your skills and take your serger know-how to the next level. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll do with these serger specialty feet. Specialty feet and attachments for your serger can look intimidating. Not to worry! They’re highly engineered and designed to make your stitching easier and more accurate.These wonderful accessories require some patience but you’ll master them quickly.

gailpatrice.com

Tablet Zipper Case on the Serger, #19142t

Stitching with Style
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
101C
Yellen, Gail
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Carry your iPad or tablet in this beautiful Tablet Case. It's lined with fusible foam to cushion the tablet from impact. You'll use both cover/chainstitch and overlock decorative stitches on two center panels. Learn how and why to adjust stitch width, insert a zipper with the piping foot on a serger, and how to eliminate "ladders" when stitching through thick fabric layers. Gail’s built in lots of serger learning into this pattern plus you'll leave with a great tablet case! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

gailpatrice.com

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Talk About Color: See It In Quilts!, #11807

Lectures
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
104AB
Crawford, Michele
All Levels
$15

How do YOU use color in your life, and quilts? How does color affect your mood? Michele presents a basic overview of how colors can work together in planning a quilt. Discover how, what, and when to use Color Value, the planned use of light, medium, and dark fabrics, to enhance your quilt designs by exploring the basic use of color in quilts! Michele uses a PowerPoint® presentation along with a trunk show of actual quilts.

flowerboxquilts.com

Texture from A to Zen: Free-Motion Influences on the Longarm, #18511

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
102AB
Nemesh, Bethanne
Intermediate, Advanced
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Traditional free-motion background fillers are a wonderful starting point, but what happens when you let yourself be influenced by natural patterns, macro photography, and the art of Zendoodling? Be inspired by Bethanne’s fresh take on backgrounds, perfect for filling those big open spaces of more modern quilts, in this hands-on class. Work your way through the alphabet of inspiration imagery with dozens of new patterns and go home with a workbook of dozens more. Two people per machine.

whitearborquilting.com

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The Brimfield Block - Learn English Paper Piecing, #17522

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
203AB
Crawford, Michele
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Elevate your EPP skills beyond the hexagon! You will learn how to create 2 different types of curved pieces, and a triangle while sewing them together with the infamous flatback stitch! Michele will also teach you how to hand appliqué your finished piece to a fabric square. A short inspirational PowerPoint® on Lucy Boston blocks will be shown.

flowerboxquilts.com

The Quilt Architect's Secret: Feathers, Swirls, and Pebbles on a Sit-Down Longarm, #18518

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
101B
Asmussen, Carolina
All Levels
$95
Plus Kit Fee

During this three hours quilting class you learn tips and tricks to play with feathers, swirls, pebbles and how to mix them in the same quilt or how to control the texture in the areas that will be highlighted. You will work with a 15” x 15” exclusive panel inspired by Carolina’s original desgin quilt, Amsterdam View. Two people per machine.

carolinasmussen.com

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The Tide Pool Table Topper, #17521

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
201AB
Heller, Pam
All Levels
$70

Ever thought about trying the AccuQuilt GO! cutting system? Expand your creativity and try one all
while getting the chance to cut the pieces for this beautiful table runner on the AccuQuilt GO! cutting
system. Pam Heller will share her tips and tricks, and you'll get to use the AccuQuilt GO! cutting
system to cut all of the pieces in class, and see how easy they can be pieced together to make this
striking table topper!

accuquilt.com

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Thread Painting: Mandala (Sit-Down Longarm), #18513

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
101B
Asmussen, Carolina
All Levels
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Thread Painting by Color is a class sample, a fun and colorful way to unlock free-motion quilting skills without the formality of any particular design. During this three hour thread painting class, you will use five different thread colors and a 6” embroidery hoop to paint an exclusive mandala panel, simulating pencil strokes, and playing with textures, density, light, and shadow. No matter how much experience you have with free-motion quilting, the result will surprise you! Two people per machine.

carolinasmussen.com

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Traditional Dorset Stitchery: Make a Needle Case, #13502

Appliqué
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
203AB
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$80
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

Two Fabric Bargello Wallhanging, #17509

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
103A
Berry, Ruth Ann
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Create a simplified 2-fabric Bargello project. Use a fabulous ombré, an accent fabric, minimal measuring, and straight seams to build a fun, fast, and easy wallhanging.

quiltersclinic.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, 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!

Whatever's 8" Collector Blocks, #13504

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
204AB
Heine, Laura
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Learn the basics of collage while making these fun 8" collage collector blocks! Fun, fast, and easy! This class can be for everyone! Laura will give ideas on making a complete quilt, potholder, table runner, and more!

fiberworks-heine.com

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Wild Waves Using Foundation Paper Piecing, #17506

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
201AB
Mahoney, Nancy
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Create a dynamic design with this off-center Pineapple block while learning all the tricks of foundation paper piecing. In this fast-paced class, all aspects of foundation paper piecing will be covered, including how to measure, cut, and correctly position the right fabric piece. By the time you are finished, Nancy will have helped you create this beautiful wild quilt top and you will leave with the confidence to tackle paper piecing again and again!

nancymahoney.com

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Yes, You CAN Free-Motion Quilt: Domestic Machine Quilting (First Offering), #18103w

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
201AB
Lyon, Jenny K.
Beginner
$125

Learn to free-motion quilt on a home machine in a supportive and fun atmosphere! Jenny’s approach is simple, approachable, and encouraging. You will work on five motifs that you can put on your own quilts, and each motif will teach a skill set useful for future quilting. Jenny will share numerous quilts, photos, and samples to illustrate what is taught in class, and you'll even learn how to create the best setup for easy free-motion quilting. You can do this; come find out how! Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

quiltskipper.com

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Yes, You CAN Free-Motion Quilt: Domestic Machine Quilting (Second Offering), #18115f

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
103B
Lyon, Jenny K.
Beginner
$125

Learn to free-motion quilt on a home machine in a supportive and fun atmosphere! Jenny’s approach is simple, approachable, and encouraging. You will work on five motifs that you can put on your own quilts, and each motif will teach a skillset useful for future quilting. Jenny will share numerous quilts, photos, and samples to illustrate what is taught in class, and you'll even learn how to create the best setup for easy free-motion quilting. You can do this; come find out how! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

quiltskipper.com

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