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Member registration begins January 17, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. (CST).
Online general registration begins January 31, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. (CST) and ends April 24, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

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

ABC to 1-2-3: Learn Free-Motion on a Sit-Down Longarm, #38503

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lincoln Room
Thomas, Sarah
Beginner
$80
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 & designs in different sizes. Two people per machine.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

Accidental Landscape: Beaches, #37528

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Jefferson Room
Eckmeier, Karen
All Levels
$70

Create miniature beach seascapes using Karen’s “Layered Curves” technique. Second in the Accidental Landscape pattern series, these little beach scenes are quick and easy to make, no templates, no fuss – just free form rotary cutting and topstitched edges. The results are always a pleasant surprise. For additional texture, learn how to embellish your little beach scene with lace, yarns, and beads. Finished size is approx. 8" x 12" (not including borders).

kareneckmeier.com

Juki

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All-Star Review (Saturday), #STAR-S

Special Events
Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
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 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. After 2:30 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! The Saturday presentations are different from Thursday’s event.

All-Star Review (Thursday), #STAR-T

Special Events
Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
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 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., meet the instructors and purchase their books, patterns, and tools. You can even get an autograph or two. A booklet with printed handouts is provided to each participant. This event always sells out fast, so hurry and get your tickets today!
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An Evening with Ricky Tims: The Bag Full of Scraps Concert!, #RICKY

Special Events
Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Clemens Fine Art Center
Tims, Ricky
All Levels
$35

A patchwork of piano music, humorous storytelling, and motivational messages are the ingredients that Ricky Tims combines to create this unique and popular QuiltWeek event. Ricky will share a scrapbag of memorable music and whimsical anecdotes that will leave you inspired and motivated.

Limited seating available, be sure to get your ticket ahead of time.

rickytims.com

AnglePlay - One Block, 7 Quilts, #37530

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt II
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, but experienced quilters also love playing with them as new and interesting designs appear before your eyes. The instructor is patient and positive and all levels of quilters are warmly welcome.

offthewallquilt.com

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Appliqué the Easy Way (First Offering), #33505

Appliqué
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Truman Room
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 appliqué quilts. You will be amazed at its swift learning curve. After turning your edges, you can hand or machine appliqué 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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Appliqué the Easy Way (Second Offering), #33513

Appliqué
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Truman Room
McNeil, Kathy
Beginner
$70
Plus Pattern/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 appliqué quilts. You will be amazed at its swift learning curve. After turning your edges, you can hand or machine appliqué 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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AQS Awards Presentation with Emcee Kathy McNeil, #AWARD

Special Events
Tuesday, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Walker Hall
All Levels
$35
Join Kathy McNeil for a night to remember! You’ll be the first to see the contest winners! The Janome America Best of Show, AQS Best Hand Workmanship, BERNINA Best Machine Workmanship, APQS Best Longarm Machine Workmanship, and the AccuQuilt Best Wall quilts will all be revealed at Walker Hall. Hors d’oeuvres will be served in the lobby from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Kathy McNeil will emcee the awards presentation. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Be part of quilt history!

Basic Longarm Machine Quilting for Beginners (First Offering), #38104w

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Adams I and II Room
Whitney, Kristina
Beginner
$310
Plus Kit Fee

Are you curious about longarm quilting? A new owner of a longarm machine? Needing a refresher course? In this full-day class, you will learn the basics of longarm quilting, including quilt loading, maintenance, tensioning, and free motion shapes. One person per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

kristinasquilting.com

Handi Quilter

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Basic Longarm Machine Quilting for Beginners (Second Offering), #38124f

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Adams I and II Room
Whitney, Kristina
Beginner
$220
Plus Kit Fee

Are you curious about longarm quilting? A new owner of a longarm machine? Needing a refresher course? In this full-day class, you will learn the basics of longarm quilting, including quilt loading, maintenance, tensioning, and free motion shapes. Two people per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

kristinasquilting.com

Handi Quilter

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Basic Machine Techniques: Mod-ified Trees , #38506

Quilting/Finishing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson Room
Helfter, Beth
All Levels
$70
Optional kit is available

Have some fun with machine quilting and machine appliqué while making a sweet little modern Christmas (or any celebratory) tree project! Students will learn and practice some basic machine quilting layered with machine appliqué, and learn to use the Leaves Galore templates by Sue Pelland as an option for quick cutting of curved appliqué shapes. A great opportunity to play with your decorative stitches and fancy threads!

evapaigequiltdesigns.blogspot.com

Juki

Beginner Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Machine, #38526

Quilting/Finishing
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Jefferson Room
Nicole, Shereece
Beginner
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Fancy or high-end sewing machines aren't required for free motion quilting! Participants will learn the basics of beginning free motion quilting on their home (domestic) sewing machines. We’ll practice doodling, prepping the machine, and learn beginner-friendly designs using practice quilt sandwiches. Then we'll practically apply those designs to the Stay Focused pillow quilt top or panel.

sewhookedontreasures.com

Juki

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Birds on a Wire: Learn Geese on Edge Technique, #37523

Piecing
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
All Levels
$80
Plus Materials Fee

What a fun use of the Wing Clipper I and Tucker Trimmer! Learn a variation of the Geese on Edge technique. Start with a simple square, add logs, add a goose, and repeat. There are lots of possible variations! Birds on a Wire pattern offers five sizes and ten different variations using the same technique and fabric. If you want a larger quilt, you can just add more blocks. This is a fabulous project to use up scraps! You can use mixed scraps, Fat Quarters, Fat Eights, etc. for the bright fabrics. The background can be a mixed of fabrics, as well, or yardage. It is important to have enough contrast between your background fabric and the bright fabric. You will need an accent fabric (shown in black here). Neutrals are a great choice for the accent. You want the accent to have contrast from your background fabric, but it can be a few shades away to just create a shadow (taupe with white, grey on black, etc). Or you could go with high contrast (black on white or white on black). Birds on a Wire Pattern (Sew on the Go) and Studio 180 Design’s Wing Clipper™ and Tucker Trimmer I™ are required for workshop.

sewonthego.net

Janome

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Blooming Feathered Star Quilt: Improve Your Piecing, #37118f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
McKinley Room
Mahoney, Nancy
Intermediate, Advanced
$125
Plus Materials Fee

This is the perfect class for any quilter wanting to learn to make a Feathered Star. Nancy will walk students through step-by-step instructions with rotary cutting and piecing techniques for making accurate triangle squares. Her methods make short work of this tricky-looking block. This is an ideal class for anyone who wants to improve their piecing skills. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

nancymahoney.com

Janome

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Bright Stripes: Table Runner with Scraps, #37524

Piecing
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Madison Room
Grisdela, Cindy
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Add a modern splash of color to your table with this improvisational runner. This is a great scrap quilt with no need for precise measuring. Piece the striped units from your scrap bag and add a center to match the colors in your room. Hand dyed, commercial solids, shot cottons, or even patterned fabric will all work. Use your creativity!

cindygrisdela.com

elna

Color and Quilting 101, #35501

Color/Design
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
McKinley Room
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

The purpose of this workshop is to arm you with the tools and knowledge to build your own color plans for your blocks, quilts, and other projects. Learn how to make the most of your fabric choices to create the effects you're looking for. Whether you're a traditional quilter or modern quilter, you'll improve your skills and sharpen your eye. This workshop will include an audio-visual component and hands-on fabric play! Michelle will discuss how to identify a fabric's overall color, shading, and tone, then show you how to read and use the Color Wheel. Explore Analogous, Complementary, Split-Complementary, and Triadic color plans in fabric! Appreciate colors that just naturally look good together! You'll dive deep into your stash and figure out how to arrange your fabric, analyze your fabric, and augment your stash with wise purchases. By the end of class, you will look at your fabrics in a whole new way.

sewonthego.net

Janome

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Color Theory 101, #31810

Lectures
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Womack, Kevin
All Levels
$15
Have you ever looked at a color wheel and felt confused? Are you unsure when choosing colors for your projects? Join Kevin on his personal journey of color exploration as he helps demystify the color selection process. Just why did Kevin choose those colors for that quilt? Do those colors really go together? Learn the answers as he discusses technical terms and view multiple quilt examples that demonstrate nine different color theories. Discover the wonders of color and leave inspired to step out of your comfort zone to try new and exciting color combinations in your future quilts. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Daybreak Cork Wallet, #39522

Creative Crafts
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Kennedy Room
VanDenburgh, Jessica
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Have you wanted to try cork and don't know where to start? This all cork wallet is the perfect project for you! It's simple, fun, and makes a great gift. Once you make one, you'll be hooked!!

sewmanycreationsny.com

BERNINA

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Diamonds in the Sky: Piece Brilliant Diamonds, #37529

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt I
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
Beginner, Intermediate
$80
Plus Materials Fee

Michelle designed this dazzling quilt for Studio 180 Design. Diamonds in the Sky creates a brilliant four-piece diamond that really radiates, plus a beautiful alternating block that gives this quilt dimension and allows it to shine! If you want high contrast, use assorted bright fabrics for your diamonds and a dark or light background. Learn how to use Deb Tucker’s Corner Beam® as you make this fun quilt. The class will include step-by-step instructions for use of the Corner Beam®, as well as tips on matching points and piecing on-point quilts. You will also learn strip piecing techniques and general machine piecing hints and tips that you’ll use again and again. This quilt shimmers!

sewonthego.net

PFAFF

Dressing Up Those Jeans - Embellish Denim on the Longarm, #38530

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Adams I and II Room
Whitney, Kristina
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Tired of the same old clothes? Let's dress them up in this class by adding some fun designs, pizzaz, and pops of color. This can be done on jeans, jackets, skirts, bags, and more. Bring your own pair of jeans to work on in class! Two people per machine.

kristinasquilting.com

Handi Quilter

Easy Grid Designs on the Home Machine, #38517

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kennedy Room
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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Eleven Cool Things Every Quilter Should Know, #31809

Lectures
Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Eisenhower Room
Tims, Ricky
All Levels
$15
Plus Materials Fee

Get ready for tons of “ah ha” moments that will leave you asking the question, “How did I not know this before now?” Learn tips and tricks for threading needles, bobbin work, piped bindings, the “loco lasso”, and much more. It’s fun, informative, and a good dose of creativity for your quilting soul.

rickytims.com

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Enjoy a Twist on the Classic Log Cabin Block, #37520

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Eckmeier, Karen
All Levels
$70

Let’s start with the traditional Log Cabin block and feature a fun image in the center instead of the classic red square. Select a large print and some lights and darks to coordinate with it and you are on your way to building some very sassy blocks with topstitched curves and perky little triangles. Five log blocks make a great table runner and four blocks are perfect for a table topper or bag. If you want to make a large quilt, bring more fabric and continue making blocks.

kareneckmeier.com

Janome

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Enjoy Feeling Scrappy on the Longarm, #38528

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Adams I and II Room
Whitney, Kristina
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Do you have fabric scraps that you don't know what to do with? How about t-shirts waiting to be made into a quilt? You will learn a technique to use up those scraps and t-shirts to create fabulous quilts completely on the longarm. You will also learn how to couch as you create your very own pillow to take home! Two people per machine.

kristinasquilting.wordpress.com

Handi Quilter

Fabulous Fused Fabric Postcards, #39523

Creative Crafts
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Truman Room
Morrissey, Carol
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

These colorful postcards are almost instant gratification! You can actually mail these postcards, use them as gifts, frame them, or swap with friends. Carol will share her favorite fusing techniques while you make postcards using fused, raw-edge appliqué. In addition to the many designs that are included in each pattern (see kit information), Carol will provide at no additional cost two unpublished postcard designs. She will also bring a basket of batik scraps to share in case you need a different color.

ocaroldesigns.com

Family Traits Quilt: Use Your Stash!, #37517

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt I
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
Beginner, Intermediate
$80
Plus Pattern Fee

Family Traits is a terrific Stashbuster Quilt that comes together simply, creates a quick delightful quilt, and that helps you master the V Block (Peaky and Spike). Family Traits features Sisterhood and Brotherhood Blocks, plus a Border Block. All blocks are constructed using the same V Block method. This is the perfect design to use up medium and large-scale prints. The use of a large-scale print for the corner squares will give a scrappy look. Alternatively, could uses scraps in similar colors to get the same affect. The center square of both Blocks is the perfect place to fussy cut a beautiful fabric with a featured element, such as a butterfly. While this quilt is designed to utilize your stash, do not ever be afraid to purchase some, if not all new. Family Traits comes together easily with the Studio 180 Design’s V Block™.

sewonthego.net

PFAFF

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Fancy Feathers and Frills on a Sit-Down Longarm, #38123f

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Room
Thomas, Sarah
All Levels
$125
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 & 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. Two people per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

Floral Tapestry on the Home Machine, #33109t

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson Room
Womack, Kevin
All Levels
$125

Learn to create a small wall-hanging (approx. 18" x 28") of a lush bouquet of flowers and leaves arranged in a vase. By pre-cutting flowers and leaves before class, most of the hard work is done. The appliqué and quilting will be completed in one step and you will leave class with a mostly-finished piece ready to bind. Relax and have fun as you design and create a bouquet that reflects your own unique style! Free-motion stitching experience is beneficial. Knowledge of how to set up your machine for free-motion stitching is essential. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

Juki

Flying Frankies: The New and Fun Variation of Flying Geese, #39541

Stitching with Style
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
McKinley Room
Helfter, Beth
Intermediate, Advanced
$70

What is a Flying Frankie? While it started as an autocorrect of "Flying Geese," the silly name quickly stuck as a description of scrappy outlined flying geese made using my Accordion Sewn HSTs™ method and some contrasting piping. In class, you will learn how to make these cool and eye catching elements and create two blocks; once you've mastered the technique, you'll want to add them to all sorts of projects!

evapaigequiltdesigns.blogspot.com

Janome

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Free-Form Color Twists on the Home Machine, #37515

Piecing
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Eckmeier, Karen
All Levels
$70

Ease into gentle free-form topstitched curves in this technique and design workshop. You will make a few Color Twists. Then experiment with different combinations to see which design layouts appeal best to you for making your choice of a wallhanging, table runner, table topper, bag, or the beginnings of a quilt top.


kareneckmeier.com

PFAFF

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Free-Motion Frenzy on the Longarm, #38510

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Adams I and II Room
Whitney, Kristina
Beginner, Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Expand your Free-Motion Skills on the Longarm. Do you feel stuck in a rut? Not sure where to start? This class will increase your free-motion library as well as build your confidence. Discover ways to fill in those backgrounds and negative space and how to combine designs. Two people per machine.

kristinasquilting.com

Handi Quilter

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Free-Motion Machine Quilting (First Offering), #38508

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Madison Room
Grisdela, Cindy
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This is the class for you if you’re ready to take the plunge into quilting your own quilts and get them done faster. You will learn a variety of stitch motifs to use with a regular sewing machine and add interesting texture to your unfinished projects, including spirals, pebbles, fans, seashells, and waves.

cindygrisdela.com

elna

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Free-Motion Machine Quilting (Second Offering), #38521

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Kennedy Room
Grisdela, Cindy
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This is the class for you if you’re ready to take the plunge into quilting your own quilts and get them done faster. You will learn a variety of stitch motifs to use with a regular sewing machine and add interesting texture to your unfinished projects, including spirals, pebbles, fans, seashells, and waves.

cindygrisdela.com

BERNINA

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Fun & Easy Ruler Work on Your Sit-Down Longarm (First Offering), #38507

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Room
Nickels, Sue
Beginner
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Ruler work on the sit-down longarm machine will be covered in this informative workshop. Work on practice sandwiches, and learn to stitch perfect straight lines and easy circle shapes that can be incorporated on your own quilt projects. Ruler work is fun and easy! Two people per machine.

Sue-Nickels.com

BERNINA

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Fun & Easy Ruler Work on Your Sit-Down Longarm (Second Offering), #38527

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Room
Nickels, Sue
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Ruler work on the sit-down longarm machine will be covered in this informative workshop. Work on practice sandwiches, and learn to stitch perfect straight lines and easy circle shapes that can be incorporated on your own quilt projects. Ruler work is fun and easy! Two people per machine.

Sue-Nickels.com

BERNINA

Fun Fabulous Fabric Manipulation, #37532

Piecing
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Sleboda, Cheryl
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn unique techniques that will enhance your next quilt! These vintage sewing techniques will raise the surface of your quilt and truly impress. You will learn heirloom smocking techniques, tucking, ruching, and lots of other fabric manipulations, and then we’ll cover how to put it into a block in your next quilt. Whether you are a traditional, contemporary, art, or modern quilter, you can add a cutting edge, yet classic, look to your next project. Great for beginners and experienced sewists.

muppin.com

PFAFF

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Fun Feather Foundations: Beginner Feathers on a Sit-Down Longarm, #38518

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Room
Thomas, Sarah
All Levels
$80
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. Two people per machine.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

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Fun Filler Stitches: Home Machine Quilting, #38511

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
McKinley Room
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 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

Janome

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Fun with Poly & Ester, #31803

Lectures
Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Glover, Cathy
All Levels
$15
“FUN WITH POLY & ESTER” is a lively and fun presentation all about polyester! Travel from the development of polyester through its heyday in the 1960s and 70s to today. All of us have grown up with this wonderful fabric and have experienced a love/hate relationship with it. A quilt turning will feature examples from Cathy’s personal polyester quilt collection. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Get En Point with HRTs, #37526

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Van Buren Room
Nicole, Shereece
Intermediate
$70

Half rectangle triangle (HRT) construction can often get confused with their half square triangle cousin. Allow me to walk you through the process of how they’re sewn together and squared up while creating the En Point quilt table runner. As an added bonus, we'll also learn the sew and flip method.

sewhookedontreasures.com

Janome

Gorgeous Gridded Quilting Designs on the Home Machine, #38122f

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson Room
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

The structured beauty of grid-based quilting designs may look difficult, but with Cindy's easy step-by-step instructions, anyone can master them! In this class, you will learn 12 different gridded designs. Take your quilting projects to the next level by incorporating some on these designs into them! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

quintessentialquilting.com

Juki

Gorgeous Gridwork on the Longarm, #38516

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Adams I and II Room
Whitney, Kristina
Beginner, Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Find your quilting path by using gridwork. Conquer the basics of how to mark a grid and use it to create stunning designs for your quilts! In this class, you will learn where and how to apply gridwork to enhance any quilt! Two people per machine.

kristinasquilting.com

Handi Quilter

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Hands-On Appraising, #39563

Professional Development
Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Truman Room
Elmore, Carol
All Levels
$60

This class offers an opportunity to hone your appraisal skills under the supervision of AQS Certified Appraisers, as well as a chance to assign realistic insurance replacement. Open to appraisal students and others who may be curious about the process.

Instructors: Carol Elmore and Gerald Roy

Hawaii for a Day: Trace, Fuse, and Cut a Hawaiian-Style Quilt, #33103w

Appliqué
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt II
Michell, Stacy
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

In this class, you will learn the basics of how to make a Hawaiian Style quilt using fused appliqué and machine quilting techniques. In the class, you will start with a smaller, die cut project that is provided in the class kit. You will make a smaller project and focus on finishing appliqué projects by machine. Throughout the day, you will trace, fuse, and cut the larger design. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

shadestextiles.co

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Hippy Dippy Dotty Collage, #35104w

Color/Design
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Truman Room
Morrissey, Carol
All Levels
$80

Join Carol for this fun, fused project! You will experiment with positive and negative circular shapes while playing with color and various design elements. The class project is a wallhanging measuring approximately 20" x 27". With Carol's guidance, you will create a unique piece that appears to evolve organically. There will be no measuring or matching of seams, but there will be lots of fun! Carol will offer suggestions for several ways to use these fused collages. She will also give you a free pattern for a mini journal cover that you can make at home from a smaller fabric collage. Carol will bring her die cutters and lots of circle dies for you to use. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

ocaroldesigns.com

Hurdy Gurdy Table Runner: Using the Accordion Sewn HSTs™, #37521

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Helfter, Beth
Intermediate, Advanced
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Adapted from the "Hurdy Gurdy" pattern in one of my books, this runner is a quicker version perfect to both learn the Accordion Sewn HSTs™ technique and create a stunning, scrappy version of a classic block. You'll be amazed by how the accordions turn into perfectly laid out blocks almost by magic!

evapaigequilts.com

PFAFF

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Improvisational Piecing Techniques: Curves and Angles, #37111t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt II
Grisdela, Cindy
All Levels
$125

Learn to create your own original quilts with no pattern using improvisational piecing techniques. You will learn to let go of the “rules” and piece blocks in an intuitive, free form fashion. You will explore Improv Circles, Wonky Angled Stripes, and Insets in class. Use strips and scraps to add interest and make your design your own. There’s no measuring or precise cutting and each quilt will be unique. Cindy will discuss color choices and using simple design principles to create an original dynamic composition. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

cindygrisdela.com

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Intro to Accordian Sewn HSTs™, #37503

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Madison Room
Helfter, Beth
All Levels
$70

If you haven't discovered the Accordion Sewn HSTs™ method of making half-square triangles with no matches and no waste, it's time! It's not only fun and addicting, but by the time you create and cut apart your cute little accordions, your blocks will have the potential to lay out perfectly in order to form your design! It's innovative and amazing and once you learn the technique you'll want to adapt it to all of your future half-square triangle quilts!

evapaigequiltdesigns.com

elna

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Introduction to Decorative Stitch Art with Sewing Machine Stitches, #39542

Stitching with Style
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Proffetty, Heidi
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit and Materials Fee

Learn a fabulous new technique, Decorative Stitch Art with Sewing Machine Stitches. Many sewing machines come with hundreds of stitches. How fun would it be to create some stitch art designs using all these wonderful stitches? You can custom stitch art designs to embellish quilts, clothing, home décor, items or as stand-alone pieces of art. Join Heidi as she shares her creativity and teaches you how to do this technique. There will be plenty of oohh’s and aahh’s in class! And you’ll leave excited to go home and create your own stitch art designs.

heidiproffetty.com

Janome

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Jenny Doan on Center Stage: Quick and Easy Quilting at Clemens Fine Arts Center, #DOAN

Special Events
Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Clemens Fine Arts Center
Doan, Jenny
All Levels
$35

Kickoff the first night of the show Jenny Doan. She will share her quick and easy tips to help us make more quilts. Gather your friends and spend this fun evening with Jenny! She’ll sign autographs after the program.

missouriquiltco.com

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Kailua Cabins: Piece Hawaiian-Themed Log Cabin Blocks, #37513

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Michell, Stacy
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

One of the best things about starting a quilt is finishing a quit! Build your custom scrappy Log Cabin, with accuracy while completing the project under budget and on time. Learn how to cut all the pieces for four blocks at one time, with very efficient use of fabric, using the Perfect Patchwork Log Cabin Ruler. Go round and round, building the blocks with assembly tricks that are upside down for right way up, better than you imagined and will always be close to your heart!

shadestextiles.co

Janome

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Kaleidoscope Creations, #37508

Piecing
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Jefferson Room
Michell, Marti
All Levels
$70

Kaleidoscope quilt designs showcase the illusion of curves with straight line sewing. The Kaleidoscope block has only 12 pieces per block. It is easy enough for confidant beginners, but the design variations and possibilities tantalize even the most advanced quiltmakers. The From Marti Michell Kaleido-Ruler includes guidelines for cutting all of the pieces in the block in many sizes. Best of all, Marti brings rulers to class for you to use. The class covers the basic cut and sew process, but includes a short trunk show to show off the versatility of the Kaleidoscope block.

frommarti.com

Juki

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Kickin Stash: Modern Log Cabin Blocks, #37522

Piecing
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
McKinley Room
Helfter, Beth
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Become addicted to the making of these modernesque Log Cabin style blocks while learning piecing tips, value tricks, and color confidence. You will create these fun in both "planned" scrappy (four fabrics per block) and "completely" scrappy (16 fabrics per block) really bringing out the possibilities with this design.

evapaigequilts.com

Janome

Leading Lady Wristlet, #39543

Stitching with Style
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Jefferson Room
VanDenburgh, Jessica
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn to make this adorable wristlet with me! I'll show you how to add pleats, a zipper, and make a simple removable wrist strap. This is the perfect beginner bag!

sewmanycreationsny.com

Juki

Learn the Art of Thread Painting on a Photo, #32503

Lecture/Demo
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Morrissey, Carol
All Levels
$80

If you've wondered about thread painting, this program is for you! Carol will discuss topics including how to select an image, how to get that image onto fabric, the purposes and goals of thread painting, stabilizers, needles, threads, sewing machines, and the use of color. She will demonstrate three different types of free-motion stitching that she incorporates into her thread painted work. Supplies are not required for a lecture/demo, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

ocaroldesigns.com

Learn to Enhance Your Quilt with Innovative & Exciting Borders (Lecture/Demo), #32501

Lecture/Demo
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Truman Room
McNeil, Kathy
All Levels
$70
Optional Book Fee

Let’s take it up a notch, with this interactive, lecture style workshop. Your quilt is done. Do your borders enhance the visual impact of your quilts? Kathy’s lecture will inspire you with photos, design tips, and samples to help you choose the best style and size of borders to razzle dazzle your own finish line. Kathy will cover a lot of ideas for inner and outer borders, as well as tips for constructing those winning borders. Bring quilt tops that you need ideas for and Kathy will get to as many of those tops as she has time for at the end of class (optional). Kathy’s book on innovative borders will be available for purchase in class. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

kathymcneilquilts.com

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LocoMotion: Going Off The Rails with Ricky Tims, #MOTION

Special Events
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Tims, Ricky
All Levels
$35
Plus Materials Fee

Break free from blocks and sewing straight seams. Find freedom in curved piecing and learn a
precision technique without using quarter-inch seams. Learn the process to create an original, curvepieced,
artful quilts that are innovative and aesthetically pleasing. Not only will you learn to design
using pieced curves, you’ll learn Ricky’s easy, no-pins technique to accurately reproduce your design
in fabric. As a bonus, you will explore ways to create transparency in your design.

rickytims.com

Loony for Loons - Appliqué on the Home Machine, #33511

Appliqué
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Luoma, Julie
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Using templates, you will design a scene with loons and trees and use raw edge appliqué to apply the pieces.Then you will add motion and dimension by truly free-motion quilting with our feed dogs up and our backs straight! Anyone who can sew a crooked line can create wind and water and have a great time in the process.

offthewallquilt.com

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Luminous Painted Irises by Hand, #39520

Creative Crafts
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
Austin, Esterita
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Create luminous watercolor irises in a fluid and intuitive technique. Utilizing fusible web, a pattern, and paint you will be able to easily transfer your image to Organza with this new process. Anyone can master this process, you don't have to be an artist to succeed. Free your creative muse with this innovative technique.

esteritaaustin.com

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Machine Quilting with Sue Nickels - Tips of the Trade, #31801

Lectures
Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Eisenhower Room
Nickels, Sue
All Levels
$15

Sue will discuss the most common questions asked in her machine quilting classes. These include her favorite threads, batting, marking tools, and much more. She will show slides of how to successfully machine quilt your quilt on a home machine from start to finish, including her latest ruler work ideas. Some of Sue’s favorite quilts will be shown and how she quilted them. There will be time for questions at the end. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Sue-Nickels.com

Make a Mola: Reverse Appliqué, #33107w

Appliqué
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
Willingham, Margaret
All Levels
$125
Plus Materials Fee

Enjoy using your creativity while learning to make the time-honored Molas like the Panamanian Indians with Eye of the Beholder’s easy four-step method. A Mola is a multi- layered reverse appliqué piece that is created by cutting down through the layers and handstitching them to the layer below. Everyone starts with the same pattern, but there’s lots of room for your creativity to shine through. You’ll learn how to think through your personalized design to create it in four layers of fabric to stunning effect, choosing your colors and creating your own added design motifs. Our Mola project will use 4 layers of contrasting fabric; a top, middle, and background layer, with touches of a fourth fabric for appliqué circles. Though the stitching is done by hand, you will learn how to baste both by hand and machine forspeed. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

eobquiltdesign.com

 

Making Mosaic Art Quilts, #31806

Lectures
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Proffetty, Heidi
All Levels
$15
Plus Materials Fee

In this one hour lecture, Heidi will share how she creates different styles of mosaic quilts. First, explaining how she works from her own photographs to make figurative and non-figurative mosaic quilt designs, Then, how she draws upon ancient tile artwork reimagining her own Moroccan mosaic tile quilt designs. She’ll discuss both traditional and innovative methods for drawing and tracing designs and fabric cutting techniques. Lastly, she’ll share some of her tips for professionally finishing a mosaic quilt. This lecture will give you just enough insight into Heidi’s creative and inspirational mosaic quilt making process to make you want to learn more. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

heidiproffetty.com

Mandala Magic on the Longarm, #38519

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Adams I and II Room
Whitney, Kristina
Intermediate, Advanced
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Are you wondering how you can do more with rulers? Let's create a mandala! Learn ways to mark your quilt and create an appealing designs to stitch. This class is designed for those with some ruler experience. If you have not used rulers, please sign up for the Rulers Are Your Friends class to get some practice before you take this class. Two people per machine.

kristinasquilting.com

Handi Quilter

Market Tote Bag, #39540

Stitching with Style
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kennedy Room
VanDenburgh, Jessica
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Let's make a tote bag together! The Market Tote is a small size tote bag and perfect for the novice bag maker. No pro bag making skills necessary! In class, you will learn to make handles, sew them to your bag, box corners, and more!

sewmanycreationsny.com

BERNINA

Mastering Mariner's Compass: No Y-Seams, #37534

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Kennedy Room
Michell, Marti
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Use From Marti Michell acrylic templates to accurately rotary cut beautiful Mariner’s Compass pieces. Sew by machine! You won’t believe how easy it is! Learn the secrets for many simple variations of 16-point or 32-point Compass blocks. Choose 14" or 20" finished circles on 18" to 24" background squares.

frommarti.com

BERNINA

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Mini Poinsettia Mosaic, #37516

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Van Buren Room
Proffetty, Heidi
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Heidi Proffetty is a multiple-award-winning quiltmaker for her mosaic quilts. Learn her mosaic technique while you create a beautiful mini mosaic art quilt. Heidi will discuss each step she takes to create a mosaic quilt from a photograph, including how to draw shapes, how to recognize values in the photos and translate them to the correct colors, and how to choose just the right fabrics for your quilt design. She'll discuss both innovative and traditional cutting/design techniques and she'll show you how to do her amazing NEW technique of putting the mosaic design together without the need for a light box or fabric marking tools. Once you've built your design, you'll layer the quilt, do some simple free-motion quilting and finish it off with a pretty binding and just a touch of fairy dust glitter.

heidiproffetty.com

Janome

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Modern Log Cabin on the Home Machine, #37525

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
McKinley Room
Grisdela, Cindy
All Levels
$70

Make an Improv Block with the center of your composition and add your own borders – maybe curved strips or asymmetrical open space – it’s completely up to you to make your quilt your own. This process can be adapted to any size quilt, so use your imagination! Cindy will discuss the improv block technique using scraps and different ways to set the block into an interesting design with border options.

cindygrisdela.com

Janome

Modified Quilt As You Go, #38520

Quilting/Finishing
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt II
Murtha, Diane
All Levels
$70
Optional kit is available

Think of this technique as two-step quilting. This class yields perfect quilted blocks embellished with a variety of appliqué options, then assembled. Quilting through each block and batting individually makes quilting easy for both new and experienced quilters alike – no bulk or awkward struggling with a large sandwiched quilt. A great project for increasing accuracy, as well as small space quilting, like retreats! Add backing fabric and the second step quilting and you are done. Make any size quilt and appliqué in endless options.

dianelmurtha.com

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Mountain View Quilt Using TopStitch Technique, #37514

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Madison Room
Eckmeier, Karen
All Levels
$70

“Mountain Views” is a surprisingly simple quilted scene using Karen’s layered topstitching technique. Gentle rolling hills of green fabric strips combine with distant peaks to create peaceful vistas. Include a lake or a field of wildflowers. The variations are endless! You will also learn how to embellish the landscape with beads, yarn, and Angelina fibers to give it sparkle. Finished size is approx. 9" x 12" without borders (size varies!!!!)

kareneckmeier.com

elna

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NQM Live Quilt Auction Benefit, #AUCTION

Special Events
Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The National Quilt Museum
All Levels
$0

While you're in Paducah, be sure to see the amazing quilt exhibits and the permanent collection at The National Quilt Museum. The special quilt exhibits include Kaffe Fassett: 85 & Fabulous, Velda Newman: Larger Than Life, and Marilyn Badger: Showstopper. Visit The National Quilt Museum as many times as you like during AQS QuiltWeek by purchasing a Multi-Day pass, only available through AQS Advance Registration. You'll save by paying the daily price for all-week access!

NOTE: The auction is being held at The National Quilt Museum!

quiltmuseum.org

Opposites Attract with Jenny Doan, #37504

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Jefferson Room
Doan, Jenny
All Levels
$150

Opposites Attract is a fun and easy Layer Cake pattern that is backed up with a tutorial. In the Jenny Doan way of sewing, this pattern may look difficult but is very easy to put together. The block is an easy sawtooth star pattern made with contrasting fabrics, and the entire quilt is framed with a pretty pieced border.

missouriquiltco.com

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Organize Your Sewing Space, #31807

Lectures
Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Eisenhower Room
Nicole, Shereece
All Levels
$15

It’s a common misconception that creative people can’t or aren’t organized. Shereece would like the opportunity to show you that it can be done. She will help give you some guidance on where to start, how to regroup, and (most importantly) maintain an organized sewing space no matter the size. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

sewhookedontreasures.com

Paper Pieced Twisted Logs: Make a Unique Candle Mat, #37507

Piecing
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Mahoney, Nancy
Beginner
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Create a dynamic block while learning an easier, quicker, and less-waste method of paper foundation piecing. All aspects of foundation paper piecing will be covered, including how to correctly position the right fabric piece. With Nancy's helpful directions, you can relax and have fun in this information-packed class. Block size: 12" x 12".

nancymahoney.com

Janome

Perfect Circle Play with Rulers on the Home Machine, #38525

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Kennedy Room
Nickels, Sue
All Levels
$80

Using Sue’s “Circle Wedge Rulers,” practice machine quilting on the home machine. Learn how to create perfect circle shapes, from complete circles to portions of circles and arcs. Sue’s “Circle Wedge Ruler” will be available to try in class and for purchase, if desired. Students will work on practice squares in class. A pattern will be provided for a future project. Make machine quilting easy with rulers.

Sue-Nickels.com

BERNINA

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Perfect Endings: Binding Your Quilts, #38505

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Madison Room
Mahoney, Nancy
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Add a flourish to the edges of your quilts using a variety of binding techniques. Learn how to make straight-of-grain binding, invisible joins, and mitered corners. See hand and machine finishes. Discover how to bind curved and irregular edges, add piping, rick-rack, and other special touches.

nancymahoney.com

elna

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Perfect Fantastic 3-D Flowers, #34501

Fiber Art
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kennedy Room
Murtha, Diane
All Levels
$70

Want to make a wallhanging or art quilt pop? Embellish your quilt with 3-D petals and leaves. In this class, you will use floral wire to make 3-D elements creating a very exciting flower. Class Project size is approx. 12x12

dianelmurtha.com

BERNINA

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Piece Modern Curves the Simple Method, #37502

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Van Buren Room
Grisdela, Cindy
All Levels
$70

Take the fear out of curved piecing with two different Improv Circle techniques. There’s no template, no matching seams, and pins are optional. You’ll be confident with curves in no time!

cindygrisdela.com

Janome

Pleats to Meet You Table Runner, #37533

Piecing
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Madison Room
Sleboda, Cheryl
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn an interesting twist on your standard quilt block with this show stopping pleating technique! In this class, you’ll have a ton of fun sewing these EASY pleats by machine, and you’ll leave with the techniques to complete your table runner top.

muppin.com

elna

Quilt As You Go Hexies: Easy EPP by Machine, #38515

Quilting/Finishing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
McKinley Room
Murtha, Diane
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Like the look of traditional English Paper Piecing but don't want to do all that hand sewing? Try this class! Everything is done by machine. Your project can be as big or small as you like. It still can be sewn by hand if you chose. Everyone loves this class!

dianelmurtha.com

Janome

 

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Quilt Dating Class, #39162t

Professional Development
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Museum S1 and S2
Butzke, Carol
All Levels
$125

Gain insight on how to recognize the evolution of quilt styles, patterns, techniques, and colorations from the early 1800s to mid-20th century. Learn about history's effect on textiles as a part of women's material culture. Bring an antique/vintage quilt to class to study and share with those of the other students. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

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Quilt-As-You-Go: Three Methods on a Machine, #37119f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt II
Willingham, Margaret
All Levels
$125
Plus Materials Fee

Do you have trouble getting your quilts quilted on your sit-down sewing machine because of all that bulk? Quilt first and then sew your quilt top together. Let me teach you how. You will learn three methods for joining already quilted blocks. Methods one and two use sashing that follow Pauline Rogers’ method for plain and/or Appliqué blocks and then pieced blocks. For these twomethods students will learn to join together blocks that are layered and quilted to the edge sashing strips and spacer strips. You will learn how to use the handy sasher tool and Roxanne’s basting glue makes joining quilted blocks a breeze. Method three joins the quilted blocks from the top without sashing, and then hand closes the back.
Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

eobquiltdesign.com

Husqvarna Viking / Sew-a-Lot Classroom Sponsor

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Razzle Dazzle Your Quilts! A Trunk Show with Kathy McNeil, #31802

Lectures
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
McNeil, Kathy
All Levels
$15

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 is fun, inspirational, and educational! Find your creative voice as you become more playful and innovative. Sample techniques will be available to look at after the presenation. Strong visual effects keep Kathy's quilts featured in museums, magazines, calendars, and international shows. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Reverse Appliqué by Machine: Speedy Beehive & Tudor Rose, #33508

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Madison Room
Willingham, Margaret
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Join the fun! Be empowered! Our elegant, yet playful, Beehive Mug Rug gets its unique, dimensional look from Reverse appliqué. It’s made faster by using our Appli-quilting method.You will learn our quick and easy steps in Eye of the Beholder’s trace, snip, iron and stitch process to machine reverse appliqué and then appliqué. You will get pointers on how to successfully satin stitch appliqué, giving you crisp points and graceful curves. See the dimensional magic of the Beehive Mug Rug (8” x 8”) revealed as you stitch. It’s fun to make and remake in a multitude of colorways. Finish as a Mug Rug or a stylish pot-holder. Learn with others and experience the fun and beauty of reverse appliqué by machine.

eobquiltdesign.com

elna

RULE Your Quilt: Quilting with Rulers on a Sit-Down Longarm, #38509

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Room
Thomas, Sarah
Beginner, Intermediate
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Are you ready to add the structured look of quilting with rulers to your quilt tops? Perhaps you want to mix & 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! Two people per machine.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

Ruler Work: Basic Shapes on the Sit-Down Longarm, #38113t

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Room
Nickels, Sue
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Have fun playing with rulers to achieve easy curves and straight lines. This approach will open the doors to many new options for free-motion work on the sit-down longarm machine. Sue will start with basic concepts, then continue with cool and creative ideas! Traditional free-motion quilting will be added after ruler work is complete. Students will work on a small 18” x 18” project provided in a kit. Join in on the fun in this relaxed and informative workshop. Two people per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

Sue-Nickels.com

BERNINA

Rulers Are Your Friends - Learn RulerWork on the Longarm, #38512

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Adams I and II Room
Whitney, Kristina
Beginner
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Learn the basics of how to safely use rulers and templates to get precise and even stitching. Let your confidence soar as you gain proficiency in ruler use. Two people per machine.

kristinasquilting.com

Handi Quilter

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Sea Turtle and Coral Reef: Create Pictorial Appliqué, #33110t

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Truman Room
McNeil, Kathy
Beginner
$125
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 appliqué methods will be used to create your turtle. The Easy Apliquick method - turned edges create more loft, dimension, and longevity in your turtles. You will use this method for the larger shapes and then fuse on the smaller mosaic flipper shapes. Kathy will be teaching the Apliquick method. Apliquick tools are required for this workshop. Kathy will go over her favorite machine appliqué stitch. 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, and quilting the Pictorial quilt. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

kathymcneilquilts.com

 

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Sheer Portraits, #39121f

Color/Design
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
Austin, Esterita
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

In this out-of-the-box class you will learn Esterita’s technique for creating an expressive portrait by overlapping and overlaying fused sheers which create new shapes and colors. No templates, no points or seams to match, just free cutting to create a dynamic and expressive watercolor effect portrait. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

esteritaaustin.com

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Simply Stunning Stars, #37105w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Womack, Kevin
All Levels
$125

Choose a big bold border print and create your own unique constellation that is simply stunning. Let the border print be your color guide for this fat-quarter-friendly quilt. This is the perfect place to use those fat quarter bundles that might be lingering in your stash. Learn to use specialty rulers to make simple star blocks and combine those with large print setting squares to form a star quilt that is truly out of this world. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

kevinwomackart.com

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Sketchbook Quilting: No-Rulers Free-Motion on a Sit-Down Longarm, #38529

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lincoln Room
Thomas, Sarah
All Levels
$80
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/Q16 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. Two people per machine.

sariditty.com

BERNINA

Sneak Preview, #SNEAK

Special Events
Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Exhibit Areas & Merchant Mall Areas
All Levels
$35

Be first in line to see the incredible quilts and vendors we have in store for you in Paducah and support The National Quilt Museum while you’re at it! Limited tickets are sold for this event, giving you plenty of room to move through the Expo and both floors of the Convention Center to view the quilts and buy from the vendors.

Sparkle to the 9th: Piece a Unique Block, #37112t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
Intermediate
$125
Plus Pattern/Handout Fee

Michelle designed this quilt combining two of her favorite quilt blocks, the Rambler and V Star. This quilt literately sparkles! If you collect or love fat quarters, this is the quilt to make. It makes fabulous usage of fat quarters, and it is perfect for any color background. For the most sparkle, go with a high contrast between your background fabric and fat quarters. Michelle used a green accent fabric throughout her chain; you could elect any color, but try to use your accent color minimally within the fat quarters so that it pops! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

sewonthego.net

PFAFF

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Spruced Goose Block: Precision Piecing, #37101

Piecing
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Mahoney, Nancy
Beginner, Intermediate
$140
Plus Materials Fee

Come join in the fun and learn how to make these wonderful, scrappy blocks using an array of colorful pre-cut squares. If you have been wanting to master new skills, this class will inspire confidence and equip you with new techniques. Learn an easy and precise way of making triangle units, as well as tips for making strips sets and foundation-pieced sashing units. If scrappy is not for you, use a planned color scheme or make it patriotic. Class fee includes a boxed lunch.

nancymahoney.com

Janome

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Star Light, Star Bright, Stars Upon My Bed Tonight - Trunk Show, #31808

Lectures
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Erlandson, Lisa
All Levels
$15
Stars grace some of our oldest quilts in either quilting, piecing, or appliqué. This trunk show takes us across time to see how our expression of stars in quilts has changed in the last 200 years – or has it? Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Stay Focused On Point Pillow Cover, #37536

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Kennedy Room
Nicole, Shereece
Beginner
$70

Okay beginner quilters... It's time to level up your piecing skills with learning how to construct an on-point quilt. You will start by creating this adorable pillow cover. Shereece will walk you through how on-point quilts are sewn together and provide some helpful tips along the way.

sewhookedontreasures.com

BERNINA

Stunning Scrap Quilts Trunk Show, #31805

Lectures
Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Mahoney, Nancy
All Levels
$15

Looking for something to do with all the scraps you've collected in bags, baskets, and boxes? In this informal and light-hearted lecture, Nancy will share more than 50 scrap quilts, including vintage quilts from her collection. Hear how her love of vintage quilts has influenced her approach to quiltmaking. Nancy will share tips for making stunning scrap quilts, all while expanding your thoughts about making these beautiful pieces. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

nancymahoney.com

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Stunning Trapunto Wallhanging (2-Day), #38201

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Monday, Tuesday, Monday 12:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Roosevelt 1
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
Intermediate
$280
Plus Kit Fee

Be prepared for two full days of learning many beautiful techniques that will enhance your quilts. On
the first day, Cindy will teach you the "trapunto by machine" method. On day two, you will learn 8
lovely background quilting designs to make your trapunto design POP! At the close of the second
day, you'll learn how to bind the curved edge of your quilt beautifully. Class fee includes a boxed
lunch for both days.


quintessentialquilting.com

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Successful Home Machine Quilting for Beginners, #38102w

Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kennedy Room
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
Beginner
$125
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 your quilts. 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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Summer Star Quilt: Use Your Scraps!, #37506

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
All Levels
$80
Plus Pattern/Handout Fee

A quick and easy summer Carpenter Star that is a great use for those scraps, fat quarter, or yardage you have been collecting. Great quilt for those pre-cuts! Six sizes offered in the pattern! All sizes are made with the same number of units; the size of the half square triangle units determines the size of the quilt. Step-by-step instruction and diagrams included for all six sizes. For the most dramatic effect consider a Split-Complementary color plan, colors opposite each other on the color wheel, picking colors from the warm side (orange/pink) and then across to the cool side (blue/green). If you would prefer a more blended effect, consider a Complementary color plan (colors next to each other on the color wheel such as blue and green). Comes together easily with the Tucker Trimmer III or I (depending on the size).

sewonthego.net

Janome

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Surface Design Shuffle, #35103f

Color/Design
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Madison Room
Womack, Kevin
All Levels
$125

Have you been creating or purchasing one of a kind specialty fabrics and are stumped as to how to begin using them in your quilts? Are you afraid to cut them up? Let’s work together to create a simple-to-sew quilt that makes the most of those beautiful fabrics. You will explore design basics while following a set of easy steps. Learn to use those unique surface-designed fabrics or large prints in a simple, yet artful way to create a piece of wall art that is unique to you. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

elna

The Beauty of a Mosaic Quilt: Winter Deer, #37531

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Truman Room
Proffetty, Heidi
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Bring the beauty of mosaics to your quilt making. Learn about Heidi Proffetty’s mosaic quilt making techniques while you peacefully puzzle together a winter deer mosaic design. She’ll discuss and demonstrate the steps to create a mosaic quilt from a photograph, such as drawing the mosaic shapes, recognizing values in photos and how to translate them to colors, and choosing fabrics. Heidi offers traditional, digital design, and cutting techniques. She will show you how to do her amazing NEW technique of putting the mosaic design together without the need for a light box or fabric marking tools. Plus, her tips for successfully finishing the quilt.

heidiproffetty.com

 

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Three-Day Appraisal Skills Course, #39361w

Professional Development
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Museum S1 and S2
Roy, Gerald
All Levels
$400

This course is open to professional appraisers as well as anyone interested in becoming a quilt appraiser certified AQS. Students will receive an introduction to the procedures and practices that are in order to become certified by AQS. This three-day course allows candidates an opportunity to determine their strengths and weaknesses in preparing professional quilt appraisals that meet legal and ethical standards for insurance, sale, and donation purposes. A prerequisite for those who aspire to become certified by AQS, the course is an important step toward understanding the nature of appraising, as well as an opportunity to test your knowledge and abilities while learning through the experiences of others. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

Instructors: Gerald Roy, Carol Butzke, and Carol Elmore

AQS Appraisal Program

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Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch - Reverse-Needleturn Appliqué, #33514

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
Willingham, Margaret
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Join the fun and be empowered! Make the elegantly playful Tudor Rose Mug Rug by hand reverse appliqué and with appliqué for a unique, dimensional look! The techniques you will use are the same for both appliqué and reverse appliqué. It’s just a matter of knowing where to cut to create your seam allowance.You will learn Margaret’s quick and easy steps in Eye of the Beholder’s trace, baste, snip, and stitch process to create your mug rug by hand. You will get pointers on how to successfully needle-turn appliqué, giving you crisp points and graceful curves. See the dimensional magic of the Tudor Rose Mug Rug (8" x 8") revealed as you stitch. It’s cute in an assortment of colors, you can’t make just one. What color will you make yours in? Learn with others and experience the fun and beauty of reverse appliqué by hand. Also makes a very pretty potholder.

eobquiltdesign.com

Triangle Tango: Learn Half-Square Triangles from the Piecing Master, #37110

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Van Buren Room
Mahoney, Nancy
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Join Nancy in this fun and informative class. Students will learn different ways to make half-square triangle units as well as how to make planned, scrappy blocks! The blocks are oh-so-easy to make and look great in any color combination. See how the blocks are arranged to create unique designs. This stash-busting quilt is perfect for fat quarters (18" x 22") or fat eighths (9" x 22"). Finished lap-quilt size: 53" x 60".

nancymahoney.com

Janome

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Trio Zip Pouches, #39544

Stitching with Style
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt II
VanDenburgh, Jessica
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

In this beginner bag maker class, you'll learn to install a simple zipper and how to box bag corners. What is boxing corners? Don't worry, we'll go over that in class! You are guaranteed to finish at least one of these useful little pouches in class, but I bet you'll finish more than one!

sewmanycreationsny.com

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Tropical Moroccan Quilt Tile, #33102w

Appliqué
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
McKinley Room
Proffetty, Heidi
Beginner, Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Bring the art of Ancient & Modern tile making to your quilting. Use color, symmetry and interweaving shapes to create your own unique quilt tile design. Learn about making Moroccan mosaic designs of your own. Heidi will discuss both innovative digital, traditional design, and cutting techniques. She will show you how to do her NEW placement technique for placing the mosaic design together without the need for a light box or fabric marking tools. Using a supplied kit, you will be hand cutting your mosaic fabric pieces, puzzling together your own beautiful 12" x 12" Moroccan Mosaic quilt tile and finishing your project off with free motion, micro-stippling quilting. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

heidiproffetty.com

Janome

Turned Edge Appliqué by Hand: Spirit Owls, #33101

Appliqué
Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Truman Room
McNeil, Kathy
Beginner
$140
Plus Kit Fee

Let this wise old owl teach you how easy appliqué can be. Learn to turn your edges with the new Apliquick system. Edges are turned over Apliquick interfacing which remains in your piece, creating additional loft and dimension. Precision with small shapes has a swift learning curve with this system. Some of the Apliquick template shapes are already cut out and ironed to the fabric, so you can save time and get right to turning your edges in class. Enhance the visual impact of your owl by adding details with embroidery stitches. She will be created as an independent unit ready to fly onto any block or scene. As personal totems, owls offer inspiration and guidance necessary to explore the magic of life. Class fee includes a boxed lunch.

kathymcneilquilts.com

Vivid Giant Dahlia Quilt, #37527

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Madison Room
Michell, Stacy
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This project is a classic design with a modern coloration. Using the acrylic templates to cut perfect pieces make patchwork easy. Even with curves! Learn the tricks to assembling this project. The Giant Dahlia is a beloved design. Often made with a variety of print fabrics, it could take longer to pick out the fabric than make the quilt! Learn some great fabric selection tips to make designing this quilt as easy as it is to assemble. It looks so hard, but once you make the first one, you will make more.

stacymichell.com

elna

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What Is An AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser?, #39164f

Professional Development
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Museum S1 and S2
Roy, Gerald
All Levels
$125

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a quilt appraiser? Ask the three members of the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Appraisal Certification Committee, Carol Butzke, Carol Elmore and Gerald Roy. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

Wiggles & Waves, #37509

Piecing
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt II
Eckmeier, Karen
All Levels
$70

Learn how to “go with the flow” and find out how relaxing free-form cutting and topstitching can be! You will create a piece of fabric with dramatic curves and angles. Karen will show you how to use your beautiful “Wiggles & Waves” fabric in traditional and contemporary quilts, impressive borders, eye-catching wearables, background for appliqué, and much, much more!

kareneckmeier.com

 

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Women's Work is Never Done, #31804

Lectures
Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Eisenhower Room
Roy, Gerald
All Levels
$15
“Women's Work is Never Done” has been a popular event as part of AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, KY, for many years. This year, Gerald will exhibit some of the classic tops that have been favorites throughout the years, as well as classic antique quilt tops from the Pilgrim/Roy collection dating from 1840 to 1940. Come and enjoy this history-rich lecture that is sure to please! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Words & Numbers into Organza by Hand, #35502

Color/Design
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
Austin, Esterita
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This is an original technique that transfers letters and numbers to organza. It’s not a reverse process, everything is face up. This means you can write anything you want and add it to your work without thinking in reverse. You can pick a theme and choose words that apply and we will make a themed graffiti quilt with words and numbers.

esteritaaustin.com

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