AQS QuiltWeek Shows

Member registration begins December 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (CST).
Online general registration begins January 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. (CST) and ends March 20, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. (CDT).

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

Classroom Sponsors

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All-Star Review, #STAR

Special Events
Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fall Creek
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!

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Appliqué by Bobbin: Learn Helpful Techniques to Enhance Your Quilt, #23505

Appliqué
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cooper Creek 2
Perkes, Gina
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Explore new techniques for machine appliqué and bobbin work! Join Gina as she shows how she embellishes the edges of her appliqué with decorative heavy-weight threads using her unique two-step process. This class is filled with techniques that will really enhance your work including raw-edge, invisible, decorative stitch, and bobbin work appliqué. Students will create a beautiful wallhanging using unique materials and specialty threads!

thecopperneedle.com

PFAFF/Abbey Sewing Centers Classroom Sponsor

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Asymmetry in Quilt Design, #27107t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roark Creek
Garber, Gail
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Create a unique twist on tradition! Asymmetric design in stars, borders, and backgrounds using simple techniques. This is a drawing class that will provide a variety of new designs for your tool kit including a comprehensive workbook. The photo here is a sample of the types of quilts that can be created. It is NOT the project! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

gailgarber.com

Basic Paper Foundation Piecing (First Offering), #27504

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cooper Creek 3
Garber, Gail
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

This is the perfect class for a first-time paper piecer! Let Gail introduce you to the quickest, easiest way to piece intricate designs. Her freezer paper foundation method is quick and fun to learn. You'll be on your way to piecing a single block of the Winding Ways pattern that can be expanded to make a full quilt or stitched into an adorable tote bag. Come pick up plenty of tips to make paper piecing fun!

gailgarber.com

BERNINA of America Classroom Sponsor

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Basic Paper Foundation Piecing (Second Offering), #27517

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cooper Creek 3
Garber, Gail
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

This is the perfect class for a first-time paper piecer! Let Gail introduce you to the quickest, easiest way to piece intricate designs. Her freezer paper foundation method is quick and fun to learn. You'll be on your way to piecing a single block of the Winding Ways pattern that can be expanded to make a full quilt or stitched into an adorable tote bag. Come pick up plenty of tips to make paper piecing fun!

gailgarber.com

BERNINA of America Classroom Sponsor

Be Inspired to Try Something New: Trunk Show with Sally Manke, #TRUNK

Special Events
Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fall Creek
Manke, Sally
All Levels
$35

Join award-winning fiber artist Sally Manke for an up-close look at her work. Enjoy a lighthearted presentation on what sparks her designs, what techniques she uses, and special materials and tips for you to create your own masterpiece. See a parade of quilts using confetti art, raw-edge appliqué, fiber painting, and mixed media techniques. These original designs will inspire you to step out of your box to try something new. You’ll even have a chance to ask questions about your own work. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

sallymanke.com

Beginning Machine Quilting (First Offering), #28104t

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 3
Needham, Cindy
Beginner
$110

If you've been struggling to join the free motion quilting world, this is the class for you! Join Cindy for a very informative, hands-on class that will provide a solid foundation for free-motion quilting on a domestic machine. You will learn all about needles and threads, troubleshooting tips, workspace, and tools of the trade. The afternoon is spent at the sewing machine learning how to get your rhythm and stitch length. Extensive handbooks are provided on a thumb drive and paper handouts are included. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

cindyneedham.com

Janome

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Beginning Machine Quilting (Second Offering), #28109f

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cooper Creek 2
Needham, Cindy
Beginner
$110

If you've been struggling to join the free motion quilting world, this is the class for you! Join Cindy for a very informative, hands on class that will provide a solid foundation for free motion quilting on a domestic machine. You will learn all about needles and threads, troubleshooting tips, workspace, and tools of the trade. The afternoon is spent at the sewing machine learning how to get your rhythm and stitch length. Extensive handbooks are provided on a thumb drive and paper handouts are included. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

Cindyneedham.com

PFAFF/Abbey Sewing Centers Classroom Sponsor

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Bicycle Art Quilt, #24102t

Fiber Art
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cooper Creek 3
Manke, Sally
Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

This fanciful art quilt will use a variety of quilting skills and touch on some brand-new ones. Learn the tips and tricks of this project, which include piecing, Dresden plate, bias tape creation, fabric weaving, and unique fusible and raw-edge appliqué. Demonstrations and hands-on practice get you started on each section of this quilt. Use your new skills to complete this quilt at home and apply them to other projects as well. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

sallymanke.com

BERNINA of America Classroom Sponsor

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Bobbin' Around: Have a Spool of Fun!, #27513

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 2
McNally, Nancy
Beinner/Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

We love our threads just as much as our fabrics. In Bobbin' Around, you will make bright and fun Spool blocks with Bobbins tumbling all around. In class, Nancy will demonstrate that there is more than one way to make the Spools and Bobbins. Tips and tricks to help you choose your preferred method and off you go!

nancymcnallyquilts.com

Janome

Coiled Rope Fabric Basket, #29120w

Creative Crafts
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 3
Manke, Sally
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Use a length of clothesline and strips of fabric to create an heirloom-quality basket! The unique wrapping tool simplifies and accelerates the process, and the technique covers two handle types, three ways to end, and multiple embellishment ideas. Ample ideas are shared for a variety of basket shapes. This project is the perfect use for your scrap fabrics. Design an organizer for your remote controls, a cute Easter basket, or a holiday cardholder. The possibilities are endless! Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

sallymanke.com

Janome

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Continuous Line Custom Quilting, #22503

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 1
Vierra, Kris
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Love the look of custom quilting but concerned about the time or skill involoved? Don’t like to start and stop but still want that personalized quilting design for your quilt? Yes, you CAN do custom quilting fast and affordably. This class will cover how to get from one side of your quilt to the other with minimal stops and starts, little or no marking, and totally customized to your quilt.

quilterontherun.com

Handi Quilter

EQ8 Bootcamp – An Intensive Introduction for Serious Beginners, #27103w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Compton Ferry
Hanson, Reeze
Beginner, Intermediate
$110
Plus Kit Fee

EQ8 Bootcamp is an intensive introduction to the new user interface and features of EQ8 quilt designing software. In this class you will learn how to set up your computer to use EQ8, configure the program to your needs, and learn the vocabulary and logic of the program. You will learn to use the drawing and design tools available in the program and how to access and use the thousands of blocks and fabrics in the huge libraries in EQ8. You will learn shortcuts and tricks for working with fabrics, blocks, and quilts, and draw several complete projects to practice your new skills. You will leave with the skills and confidence to continue to work with EQ8 to complete your own projects and designs. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

morningglorydesigns.com

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Fantabulous Feathers and Fills: Home Machine Quilting, #28510

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 3
Perkes, Gina
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

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

thecopperneedle.com

Janome

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Feathers: From Funky to Formal on the Longarm, #28506

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 1
Vierra, Kris
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Feathers may seem daunting to master, but they are a quilting staple that everyone should have in their skill set. Lose your intimidation of feathers in this class. Kris will have you quilting feathers from fun and funky to formal in no time. She’ll teach you all her tips and tricks to make feathers into one of your favorite quilting designs. You'll learn how to easily quilt feathers with little to no marking and how to fit them to any shape or block on your quilt. Two people per machine.

quilterontherun.com

Handi Quilter

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Free-Motion, Raw-Edge Appliqué: Cut, Improvise, and Stitch, #23507

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 4
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 most everyone finishes their little quilt (small version of pictured).

karenkstonequilts.com

Husqvarna Viking / Sewing Machines Express Classroom Sponsor

Freeform Art Quilts, #21802

Lectures
Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fall Creek
Garber, Gail
All Levels
$15

Do you want to break away from using patterns made by others? This is the lecture for you! Gail will explore freeform shapes and asymmetry via a series of demonstrations using a flexible curve and a drafting compass. You’ll learn how Gail takes her designs from idea to art, and she will give you the tools to do the same. Design and stitching techniques will be demonstrated in this eye-opening lecture. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

gailgarber.com

Freeform Embroidery - Basic Stitches by Hand, #26501

Embroidery/Embellishment
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Roark Creek
Montano, Judith Baker
Beginner, All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Judith will teach you ten basic stitches to create freeform, organic shapes. The hand-dyed Ultrador cards are postcard size and ready to be framed or made into a special gift card. From shrubs and grasses to seaweed and corals, these stitches are a great addition to every stitch project - fishbone, flat stitch, fly stitch, seed pod, couching, french knot, split ribbon, raised straight stitch, running stitch, Romanian couching, satin stitch.

judithbakermontano.com

Getting Started on the Longarm (First Offering), #28101w

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 1
Vierra, Kris
Beginner
$220

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

quilterontherun.com

Handi Quilter

Getting Started on the Longarm (Second Offering), #28108f

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 1
Vierra, Kris
Beginner
$220

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

quilterontherun.com

Handi Quilter

Glorious Grids with Fillers: Home Machine Quilting, #28505

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cooper Creek 2
Perkes, Gina
All Levels
$70

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

thecopperneedle.com

PFAFF/Abbey Sewing Centers Classroom Sponsor

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Guitar Collage Quilt, #24103t

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

Learn Laura's collage technique while creating this awesome guitar! You will use cut motifs to create and move color and shading across the quilt. Learn how to achieve dimension in an easy way! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

fiberworks-heine.com

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Hand Embroidery - Learn Trees, Shrubs, & Grass, #26503

Embroidery/Embellishment
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Compton Ferry
Montano, Judith Baker
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Judith will teach you how to manipulate threads, yarns, and ribbons into trees, shrubs, and grasses by using freeform embroidery stitches. Learn how to create the trees Judith uses in her land and seascapes, freeform embroidery, and embellishment techniques at their most creative. Freeform Embroidery With Judith Baker Montano (C& T Publishing)

judithbakermontano.com

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Heirloom Backgrounds on the Home Machine, #28512

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 3
Needham, Cindy
Beginner/Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Beautiful background designs are responsible for adding texture and shadow to your quilt and to make the primary designs pop! Join Cindy for an information packed class where you will spend the first hour in lecture where she teaches you how to do some of her favorite background designs. You will spend the remainder of the class at the sewing machine where you will learn to quilt these designs. Cindy provides a pre-sandwiched panel, Kimono silk thread and a Topstitch needle as well as extensive handouts. There will also be stencils available for you to use.

cindyneedham.com

Janome

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Heirloom Feathers & Backgrounds (Lecture/Demo), #22501

Lecture/Demo
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fall Creek
Needham, Cindy
All Levels
$70

One of Cindy's most popular 2-day workshops is devoted to feathers and backgrounds. She has taken only the lectures and condensed it into this 3 hour class. She teaches very basic feathers and how to embellish and add your own details. Then we move on to beautiful backgrounds! Lots of beautiful class samples are available. Class handbooks are provided on a thumb drive. Paper handouts are also provided.

cindyneedham.com

Home Machine Quilting with Rulers, #28502

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 2
Perkes, Gina
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Join Gina Perkes 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 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

Janome

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Hummingbird Collage Quilt, #24101w

Fiber Art
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bee Creek
Heine, Laura
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Class will be buzzing with all of these darling collaged hummingbirds! Use Laura's newest fabric line, Happy Chance, and create a one-of-a-kind collage quilt. This quilt can be mounted on a canvas or put a fun binding on it for your wall. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

fiberworks-heine.com

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Improvisational Foundation Piecing, #27110f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cooper Creek 1
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$125

Let’s face it - making stuff up is fun. Karen will help you find your improv wings, with just enough structure to guarantee a wonderful outcome. The pictured quilt, “Untitled” (a play on silk scraps which never became neckties), was constructed improvisationally. The printed pfp pattern came later, and like working with neckties, is also an option in class. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

karenkstonequilts.com

PFAFF/Abbey Sewing Centers Classroom Sponsor

Introduction to Wool and Beyond, #21806

Lectures
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fall Creek
McCarty, Vicki
All Levels
$15

Wool appliqué is a fun way to add texture and depth to projects. Spend time with Vicki McCarty while she discusses the ins and outs of wool appliqué and the cool tools and methods she uses to make her beautiful designs. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

calicopatchdesigns.com

Journey to Fiber Art Painting, #21805

Lectures
Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Fall Creek
Montano, Judith Baker
All Levels
$15

Become immersed in the process Judith uses to make her prize-winning landscapes, seascapes, and underwater art pieces. Learn to think like a painter as you observe how she uses threads, yarns, and fabrics in her images. From the planning process to the freeform stitching, enjoy the journey through the various stages of her artwork. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

judithbakermontano.com

Let's Paint a Barn Quilt!, #29121

Creative Crafts
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bee Creek
Contri, Lynn
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Do you want to take a break, relax, and do a little painting? Creating a Barn Quilt is a great way to do just that! You will have your choice of three quilt blocks to paint and the choice of colors. You will paintt on a 12" square piece of wood. Outdoor paint will be used so you can display outdoors or indoors. Washable paint is used. All supplies are provided. You even have a bag with protective material to get it home safely. And you will learn about the history of Barn Quilts!

lynncontri.com

 

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Looking Up: Confetti Art Quilt, #24505

Fiber Art
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Compton Ferry
Manke, Sally
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Create a bug's eye view of nature with confetti cut fabrics “painted” on quilt backing. Layers and layers of tiny bits of batik, hand-dyed, silk, and solid fabrics create this work. Fussy-cut tree trunks and branches are added before topping with a layer of tulle. Quilting threads embellish the art quilt with free-motion stitching. Bring a photo to work from, or borrow one from the instructor.

sallymanke.com

Midnight Sun: Fast and Fun Foundation Piecing, #27111f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 4
Garber, Gail
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Students will learn freezer paper foundation piecing while stitching this Alaska inspired circular wall hanging. Made from 4 different blocks and one fussy-cut center design, it includes a tiny tree, a little house, and a mountains and valleys outer border. Gail stitched her Midnight Sun using scraps from her stash, except for the outer border hand-dyes. Gail has a small selection of fat quarters, some fussy cuts, and some fat eighth packs of hand-dyes if you would like to pre-order those. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

gailgarber.com

Husqvarna Viking / Sewing Machines Express Classroom Sponsor

Ogee Lotus: Innovative Machine Appliqué, #23103t

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 2
Stone, Karen K.
Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Enjoy this glorious design using Karen's unique method of construction. You'll complete a glue-basted block before leaving ready to machine stitch at home and complete your interpretation of the quilt. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

karenkstonequilts.com

Janome

Painting with Fabrics & Thread, #26104f

Embroidery/Embellishment
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roark Creek
Montano, Judith Baker
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Learn to create beautiful land or seascapes using fabrics, threads, yarn, and ribbon instead of canvas, brushes, and paint. Judith will teach you to think like a painter and guides you through the process from fabric choices and fabric manipulation to freeform stitching. This one-of-a-kind art piece is ready for framing. Freeform Stitching With Judith Baker Montano (C&T Publishing) Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

judithbakermontano.com

 

Paper Pieced Jeweled Windows Mini Quilt, #27509

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cooper Creek 1
Hanson, Reeze
Intermediate, Advanced
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Create this jeweled-tone mini-quilt made from four identical 6" paper-pieced blocks. The resulting project will shimmer like stained glass. Learn to pre-cut patches for paper piecing, use an Add-A-Quarter Plus™ ruler for precise trimming, and tips and techniques to make your work look professional.

morningglorydesigns.com

PFAFF/Abbey Sewing Centers Classroom Sponsor

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Perfectly Pieced Rabbit Patches Runner, #23502

Appliqué
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cooper Creek 2
McCarty, Vicki
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

No matter how long winter is...spring always arrives! With this runner, you can enjoy pieced tulips, wool rabbits, and wreathes of hand-stitched baby’s breath with tiny pearl seed beads!! It is a sure way to make your table announce that spring is finally here!

calicopatchdesigns.com

PFAFF/Abbey Sewing Centers Classroom Sponsor

Piece Easy Cathedral Windows, #27514

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 2
Brunner, Belle
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Have you ever wanted to make the cathedral window block but were intimidated by the old envelope method? If so, you will love learning how to make this beautiful block, which can be turned into a pillow or wallhanging, using a modern easy method! Come join the fun and gain the confidence of mastering the cathedral window!

SeamsSewMe.com

Janome

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Piece Over and Under the Rainbow, #27101w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cooper Creek 1
Fitzgerald, Gyleen
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Modern with a twist! KNOT as hard as you think! It's visually dynamic with fast, easy piecing. Don't let cutting Tie you up. All you need is one 2.5" strip set and 3.5 yards of background! Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

Colourfulstitches.com

PFAFF/Abbey Sewing Centers Classroom Sponsor

Pretty in Pink Collage Quilt, #24104f

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

Make this fun quilt for your dressing room...or for a breast cancer survivor. This quilt makes everyone smile! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

fiberworks-heine.com

Quilter's Graffiti - Scrappy Piecing on the Home Machine, #27106t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 4
Fitzgerald, Gyleen
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Quilter’s Graffiti is an alphabet quilt where the letters are not confined to only appearing in ABC order. This is their playground where they can look silly and be colored by your imagination. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

Colourfulstitches.com

Husqvarna Viking / Sewing Machines Express Classroom Sponsor

Quilting for Show! An Evening with Gina Perkes, #GINA

Special Events
Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fall Creek
Perkes, Gina
All Levels
$35

Join Gina as she takes you through the process of creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind quilts that you can enter in national shows. She will help you to gain inspiration and confidence by sharing the many benefits of creating a quilt for show. Discover how to develop your own unique style, improve your workmanship, and strive to be more innovative in your approach. Do you ever wonder how award-winning quilters come up with amazing designs? You will discover where you can find inspiration in unexpected places and how you can begin creating your own eye-catching, original designs. You will also come away with a multitude of hints and tips for marking designs, using decorative threads, creating balance, and setting up your machine. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

thecopperneedle.com

Ripplies in My Pond: Scrappy Fun Quilt!, #27518

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cooper Creek 2
McNally, Nancy
Beginner/Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Ripples in My Pond is a great scrap buster quilt pattern using two blocks. First block is the Faux Log Cabin block which will create the "ripples" in the asymmetrical layout of the quilt. Next, playing with fabric placement in the Economy block you will create the large star block to make this stunning quilt. Any color choice will work, so bring your imagination and fabrics to class!

nancymcnallyquilts.com

PFAFF/Abbey Sewing Centers Classroom Sponsor

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Runner Up: The Table Runner, #21807

Lectures
Friday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Fall Creek
Hanson, Reeze
All Levels
$15

See a fun trunk show of amazing table runners from simple to spectacular in this one-hour lecture. Reeze will mix a bit of history, some design ideas, and a good bit of humor in this program sure to inspire you to turn some of your favorite patterns into table runners for every season. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

morningglorydesigns.com

Sacred Geometry Mandala Quilt, #23504

Appliqué
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Compton Ferry
Hanson, Reeze
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Create a unique mandala using simple templates and fusible web. The Seed of Life motif incorporates all of the geometric shapes depicted in Sacred Geometry and brings them together into a symbolic and inspiring 30" wallhanging.

morningglorydesigns.com

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Seven Sisters: Learn English Paper Piecing by Machine, #27102w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 4
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Traditionally English Paper Pieced, this beloved historic design lends itself beautifully to Karen’s EPP by Machine, which stands up altogether to the original hand work. You’ll be amazed at how comfortably this goes together, and how the technique facilitates practically any EPP design. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

karenkstonequilts.com

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Shadows Fall: Perfectly Pieced Symmetry, #27112f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cooper Creek 3
Fitzgerald, Gyleen
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Earth moves, water flows, and shadows fall. This free-form design using split half-hexagon blocks is all about symmetry and movement. The bold split half-hexagons take form quickly when using Polygon2 Tool for the cutting and pieced perfectly using “Butterfly Seam” technique. Skills learned in class help you to master other inset seam designs. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

Colourfulstitches.com

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Shaping Healthy Quilt Guilds, #21808

Lectures
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fall Creek
Brunner, Belle
All Levels
$15

Do you want to build a strong guild culture and community? Is your guild thriving with new members of various backgrounds and diversity? Are you a board member looking to strengthen your ability to deal with unhealthy guild conflicts and cliques? Are you looking for new ways to make all members feel included and welcomed? This lecture will cover a foundational MUST for any quilt guild: Creating a culture of psychological safety and healthy leadership. In this lecture, you will learn the key components that transform guilds into spaces of inclusion and incubators of innovation and growth where members feel included, safe to learn, comfortable contributing, and safe to challenge the status quo. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.


seamssewme.com

Simplicity in the Piecing: Perfect Your Chain Block, #27505

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cooper Creek 2
McNally, Nancy
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

The name says it all, Simplicality! In class, we will start with the Chain Plus block and progress to each star block. Simplicality has a total of 5 different blocks. During class time, Nancy will demonstrate different piecing techniques, and an alternate method for each block. You will learn each technique and decide which one is your favorite, while learning how to apply to other quilt patterns.

nancymcnallyquilts.com/

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Surface Design - Depth, Texture, Sparkle (Lecture/Demo), #22502

Lecture/Demo
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fall Creek
Manke, Sally
All Levels
$70

Take quilts to the next level by adding depth, texture, and sparkle. This lecture explores both the supplies and techniques to help you develop new ways to express your creativity. Learn how to use Inktense Pencils/Blocks, paints, cheesecloth, wool roving, and novelty fibers to embellish your work. See old techniques such as ruching, couching, stenciling, and weaving made new again in a fun, easy way. Leave with a packet of resources and an embellishment tool to get you started. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

sallymanke.com

The Fundamentals of Free-Motion Quilting on the Home Machine (First Offering), #28503

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cooper Creek 3
Perkes, Gina
Beginner
$70

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

thecopperneedle.com

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The Fundamentals of Free-Motion Quilting on the Home Machine (Second Offering), #28511

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 2
Perkes, Gina
Beginner
$70

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

thecopperneedle.com

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The Housewife's Friend: Double Knit Polyester Quilts from the 1970's, #21804

Lectures
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fall Creek
Van Horsen, Gail
All Levels
$15
Travel back to the late 1960's - mid-1970's and remember when double knit polyester filled the fabric stores. Stretch & Sew classes were available and the scraps from your three-piece slack suit could be stashed for your next quilting project. Double knit polyester took over the fabric world and then like a flash it was gone. The quilts from that era are out of the closet now and collectible. Gail began her collection of these bright and textured quilts when she was studying to be a quilt appraiser. She was taken with the colors, strange textures, and the fabrics ability to mimic so many different weaves. These quilts aren't particularly fancy, but they are serviceable and come in every size from table topper to giant water bed size. Many of Gail’s quilts came from the maker so she was able to hear the stories of their quilts and family quilting history. You will be surprised by the variety of these vintage quilts!

The Supporting Cast for the Longarm, #28507

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

Learn how to spice up your quilts with a variety of background fillers. From the basic to the advanced, this class has something for every skill level. You’ll learn how to build on basic fills to create texture and dimension in your quilting. Learn fills for traditional, modern, and art quilts. This class is in a lecture format and is suitable for all domestic and long arm quilters confident beginners to advanced. Numerous examples will be available to see designs as they look quilted. Two people per machine.

quilterontherun.com

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Trunkful of Posies - Learn Wool Appliqué, #23506

Appliqué
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Bee Creek
McCarty, Vicki
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Make this beautiful block as a pillow, decorative hanging, or as part of a larger project. Students will learn some of Vicki McCarty’s techniques of bringing wool appliqué to life. Simple fusing, decorative stitches, and cute embellishments as well as Vicki’s own unique way to adding stitching detail to make any appliqué extraordinary.

calicopatchdesigns.com

Tumbling Hexagons Using Y-Seams, #27515

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 3
McNally, Nancy
Beinner/Intermediate
$70

In class, you will use scrap fabric strips to create unique and fun hexagons, each made up of three diamonds. This is a technique to add to your quiltmaking arsenal: Y-seams. Nancy makes Y-seams easy! Bring your scrap fabric strips to class and let’s create some Tumbling Hexagons!

nancymcnallyquilts.com

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Underwater Sea Garden - Painting with Thread, #26505

Embroidery/Embellishment
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bee Creek
Montano, Judith Baker
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Learn how to paint with fabrics, threads, and ribbons to create a one-of-a-kind underwater project. Combine free-form embroidery with fabric manipulation and embellishments to create a dimensional work of art. This underwater sea garden can be framed like a painting or used as a wallhanging.

judithbakermontano.com

Victorian Embroidery Stitches by Hand, #26502

Embroidery/Embellishment
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Roark Creek
Montano, Judith Baker
Beginner, Intermediate
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Judith will teach the basic Victorian embroidery stitches used in crazy quilts and traditional stitching. It covers featherstitch, herringbone, chevron, Cretan, buttonhole, lazy daisy, French knot, and colonial knot. Learn three silk ribbon stitches: Iva's rose, Judith's curled leaf, and Fargo flower. Judith teaches how to combine stitches to create beautiful designs.

judithbakermontano.com

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VIP Quilt Tour, #TOUR

Special Events
Wednesday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Show Floor
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

What Was I Thinking? , #21803

Lectures
Thursday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Fall Creek
McNally, Nancy
All Levels
$15

This lecture covers how Nancy design quilts, the mess she has gotten herself into! How she works with color, batiks, and longarm quilting. This lecture will consist of the fun Nancy has had in designing, how she tweaks a pattern, keeps the eye moving across the quilt, adds a designed border, and brings an element from the block out into the border. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

nancymcnallyquilts.com

Whatever's 8" Collector Blocks, #23508

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Roark Creek
Heine, Laura
All Levels
$70
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

Whimsical Appliqué: Add a Unique Touch to Your Quilt, #23501

Appliqué
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 2
McNally, Nancy
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Whimsical Appliqué is a unique, fun way to appliqué! You can use any size strips of fabric or scraps pieced together to create your appliqué pieces. Whimsical Appliqué can add shading, dimension, and texture to your appliqué pieces. Whimsical Appliqué will teach you how to raw-edge appliqué on a machine. Creativity is endless with this new technique.

nancymcnallyquilts.com

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Woven Stars Quilt: Traditional Piecing with a Stunning Result, #27508

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cooper Creek 1
McNally, Nancy
Beinner/Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn how to take Half Square Triangles, slice and dice, and switcheroo to create these unique stars. Along with learning how to create the stars, there is a special trick to create the 16-patch found in the middle of the star block. This is all done using a 10" square bundle of dark to medium color fabrics and yardage for background or light colored fabric. Join Nancy for the afternoon and make these fun and beautiful stars.

nancymcnallyquilts.com

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Zip Zap Bricks - Modern Day Piecing, #27516

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cooper Creek 1
Fitzgerald, Gyleen
All Levels
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Dynamic, modern, and fun is the formula for great day of stitching. The actual block size is huge, 15" square. You can make it scrappy or stick within a color palette or use a jelly roll. Oh, did I say its pre-cut friendly? 1-2 Jelly Rolls and 1 yard of focus fabric.

Colourfulstitches.com

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