75 Quilts with Kevin: Trunk Show, #11806
Join Kevin on a tour of his quilting journey as he shares over 75 examples spanning over more than 35 years. Follow along his path, from the start in 1986, through traditional quilting to art quilting, and his love of hand dyeing and surface design techniques that leads to where he is today. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
A Journey Through the Stitch Theory, #11809
Kestrel started as a fine artist before evolving into a quilter. Even though she was creating art with fabric for over a decade, Kestrel’s early works could not be considered quilts because they were missing one key component: the stitching! The idea of adding quilting proved quite the hurdle to cross, but, it was one she had to figure out in order to become part of the quilt world. This presentation is the story of Kestrel’s fraught relationship with stitches: from necessary evil to integral part of the design. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
A Trunk Show with Sally Manke, #TRUNK
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.
All-Star Review, #STAR
Join us for our ever-popular All-Star Review and learn techniques from many of this year’s instructors. Each instructor will give a 10-minute demonstration to all participants from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., meet the instructors and purchase their books, patterns, and tools. You can even get an autograph or two. A booklet with printed handouts is provided to each participant. This event always sells out fast, so hurry and get your tickets today!
An Evening with Nancy Roelfsema: Why We Quilt, #NANCY
When you drill down to the core, quilting is love. We quilt to keep people warm. We cover our loved ones in fabric hugs. We fill our homes with inspiring colors. We share love when we gift a quilt or donate quilts to charity. Travel along with Nancy as she navigates through her history as a quilter. Her mother’s artistic talent took root in Nancy as a love for fabric and quilt design. Her trunk show features examples from throughout her quilting career and illustrates her design skills. Why do you quilt? Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Around the Pond Quilt: Design Geese Blocks, #17508
Around the Pond is one of the quilts from Kathie Beltz’s pattern line! This quilt consists of strips of two different sizes of Migrating Geese. Once you have created both the left-hand and right-hand units of geese, piecing the units into strips goes quickly, and your geese will be flying around the quilt in no time.
Beautiful Broderie Perse-liqué™ Design Block, #13504
Broderie Perse-liqué™ is a great addition to your quilts! Kathy has a fabulously easy way to make Broderie Perse beautiful and fun! The fabrics that will vary in your kits will assure that everyone has a unique wallhanging. Get close up with Kathy and learn her unique way of using this fabulous technique of days past, but with a twist. Quickly learn how you can masterfully cut out the fabric motif that you choose, then use Kathy's prepared-edge appliqué technique to ready the motif and place on background. Kathy will teach you her wonderful machine techniques and you will start stitching on a prepared sample provided so that you will be ready to excel.
Beginning RulerWork on the Longarm, #18141t
Adding rulers to your free-motion quilting is a huge step to changing your quilting style and elevating your quilts to a new level! Julia will share tips and techniques that you may implement on your quilts right after the class. With these tips and techniques, you will make your designs for borders, blocks, sashings, and open spaces more intricate, thoughtful, and organized. One person per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.
Bindings: A World of Options, #11811
Discover all things binding. From traditional to fused, hand sewn to machine, and quilts to clothing, be inspired by an array of binding styles to finish your edges. Join Debbie as she teachers you her tips and techniques on all things binding. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Birds on a Wire: Learn the Geese on Edge Technique, #17511
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!
Bloom Where You Are Planted, #11803
Join Kathy as she delights you with stories from her quilt journey, all while letting you enjoy the quilts of her labor. When you have to "bloom where you are planted" (Kathy's motto) there are bound to be some thorns among the roses. Kathy loves a good audience and center stage and she doesn't disappoint with lots of eye candy and belly laughs. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Blooming Feathered Star Quilt: Improve Your Piecing Skills, #17103t
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 Thursday.
Bluebirds of Happiness: Hand Appliqué, #13501
You will delight in Kathy’s simple, yet masterful, ways to make gorgeous appliqué quits! Kathy's 22" wallhanging features her "No Fail" appliqué methods. This pattern lends itself to even more blooms and foliage and can stand alone as a wallhanging or make a whole quilt with additional blocks. The kit will have fabrics to make red birds and/or bluebirds! This class features a fun, creative process and uses prepared edge techniques but, you can use any appliqué method. Don't be afraid to jump right in, as there will be no limit to what you can appliqué after this class with Kathy!
Borders Out of Nowhere on the Longarm, #18545
Bringing some magic and creating beautiful border designs on plain borders is what Julia does. Come learn how to break the border's space and build complex quilting architecture. You will leave this class with the knowledge to enhance your quilts with beautiful border designs. Two people per machine.
Create a Coiled Rope Fabric Basket, #19120t
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 will be 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 Thursday.
Create a Robe on the Serger, #19140w
This robe class is great for beginners or anyone new to the serger, or new to garment making on the serger. You will create a loose-fitting kimono style robe that can be made in any size and two different lengths. Use your creativity and take home a gorgeous, comfy robe to wear around your home. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.
Create Custom Fabric: Inspired by Moroccan Tiles, #14504
In this class, you’ll be inspired by Moroccan and Art Deco cement tiles to create a unique design for printing on fabric. You’ll learn how to use an updated version of a stencil printing technique (Pochoir Printing) to make custom fabric for your next quilt or sewing project. Learn about registration for nearly perfect printing, repeat patterns, single and multi-color designs, and much more. You’ll leave with two to three pieces of original fabric and the knowledge to make more. A wide variety of tiles will be presented for inspiration.
Create Your Own Freeform Beach Scene, #19520
In this workshop, you will create a beach scene using fusible-backed fabric and a reference photo of your choice. Kestrel will provide compositional guidelines to follow before turning you loose to use your own creativity. This class is particularly exciting because everyone will be creating their beach scene off of their own image, so, every student produces a uniquely different result.
Design a Carry All Bag, #17501
Join Kathie and spend your morning creating a simple bag using just three coordinating fabrics and batting. This bag is easy to take with you to quilt class or retreats and keep all your supplies handy. It has pockets that are perfect for tools, notions, etc.
Done by Three with Fat Quarters, #17507
This simple Fat Quarter quilt is quick and easy to make. Great for beginners wanting to learn the basics of rotary cutting, strip piecing, and quilt construction. Also, fun for the experienced to get back to the basics. The stacked squares on this quilt will create an optical illusion of framed fabric goodness on your final product!
Double Whammy Table Runner, #17506
Kathie has a quick and easy pattern for two runners made with Hourglass Blocks. With only two fabrics, one dark and one light, you’ll have a completed table runner in no time at all. You can make one or you can make both! The Tucker Trimmer® I Tool is required for this pattern.
Dream Big: Perfect a Panel on the Longarm, #18547
In this class, Julia will take you through the whole process of creating a beautiful and unique panel that you will be proud of! Julia will walk you through the steps and teach you how to plan your quilting, where to begin, how to work with outlining and fillers, and how to emphasize the beauty of this gorgeous panel. Two people per machine.
Easy Color for Quilters, #11810
Do you get confused by the color wheel? Do you know how to use the color wheel to choose complimenting colors for your quilts? This lecture breaks down all the technical color terms into easy, everyday English so that any quilter can understand them. Those terms are then related directly to quilts during the trunk show. Once you understand the basics, you can apply them to your quilts and watch them sparkle! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Elements of Design, #11808
Good design starts with the basic elements like color, texture, line, and shape. Develop an understanding of what you see and what you like, then apply it to your quilts - traditional, art, modern, and contemporary. This lecture features real life examples of these elements in action on quilts and offers solutions to common design problems. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
EQ8: Back to the Basics, #19500
Are you new to EQ8? Have you owned earlier versions but just didn’t use the software? Then this class is perfect for you! This class will go over ther basics for beginner EQ8 users needing an overview of the EQ experience. Take an in-depth tour through the software to get a better understanding of the three worktables, the Project Sketchbook, and how to navigate the entire workspace. Learn the tools for basic quilt designing, edit blocks from the EQ Block Library to make them work for your quilt, and add borders of different widths and styles. Discover one of the many ways to expand your EQ8 software by adding more fabric, study the many pattern-printing options available, and learn how to find yardage estimates. The best way to learn is by doing! Nancy takes you through all you need to really get started while you work on your laptop.
EQ8: Create Appliqué Designs, #19506
It’s easy to add appliqué designs to any quilt using the Electric Quilt program with it’s hundreds of appliqué options. In this class, you will learn how to use the basic drawing tools and shapes in EQ, and how to edit these shapes, and start an appliqué design from scratch. You will learn to use the many editing tools in EQ including the many shapes, freehand drawing, and StarMaker tools.
EQ8: Creating a Medallion Style Quilt, #19505
Popular through the early 1800s, medallion quilts were made in a style that had actually been brought to America from Europe by the colonists. In simplest terms, a medallion quilt is made of a central motif surrounded by multiple borders. The center and borders could be pieced, appliquéd, or embroidered, in any number of combinations. Using Electric Quilt, designing a medallion style quilt has hundreds of options, from complicated appliqué or piecing, to simplified border designs. Join Nancy as she shows you many of the design options that will make your next medallion quilt truly spectacular.
EQ8: Design a Lone Star Quilt, #19507
Are you ready to use your Electric Quilt program to design a Lone Star quilt? In this class, you will learn the tools for creating a Lone Star quilt and it's easier than you may think! Nancy will cover how to design the stars and how many other blocks can be used to create really interesting and unexpected eight-point star quilts. The best way to learn is by doing! You will learn while working on your laptop as Nancy takes you through all you need to really get started and be ready to start creating your quilt.
EQ8: Designing a New York Beauty Quilt, #19501
In class, you will learn the tools for creating a New York Beauty (NYB) block and many quilt options using the Electric Quilt program. Nancy will cover how to use the NYB blocks in the block library and how to design your own blocks from scratch. She will also teach you how to print the foundation and templates needed to start sewing your blocks. Topics covered during class: Block library, creating your NYB block using curves and nod, coloring your NYB, creating with many different quilt layouts, searching the Fabric Library, adding new fabric to the Fabric Library, creating perfect borders with a click of the mouse, printing quilt images and fabric estimates, and pattern printing: templates, rotary cutting charts, and foundation patterns. The best way to learn is by doing! You will learn while working on your laptop as Nancy takes you through all you need to really get started and be ready to start creating your quilt.
EQ8: Designing with Custom Sets, #19503
A custom set quilt layout gives you a “blank canvas” on which to set your blocks. In other words, your blocks do not pop into pre-determined spaces like they do in the other quilt layouts. This means that a custom set layout takes more time to set up, but the flexibility in design is worth the extra effort! In this class, you will learn how to create quilts with your orphan blocks and how to create interesting t-shirt quilts all in a custom set. You will learn while working on your laptop as Nancy takes you through all you need to really get started and be ready to start creating your quilt.
EQ8: Get Started Designing, #19504
You will learn to navigate the workspace – from basic quilt designing, how to edit blocks to seeing how easy it is to add borders and even change colors. Discover how to print patterns, rotary cutting instructions, and foundation patterns. You will learn to desing your quilt on your laptop as Nancy guides you through EQ8.
Fabric Mania: 10 Ways to Craft Custom Fabric, #11801
Have you ever wanted to transform a piece of dull fabric into something original and luminous? Joyce will show you 10 unique media techniques for creating printed and colored images on materials from silk to cotton to polyester. You will learn about five different mediums and how to apply them with various tools and layering stencils. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Fabulous Purse on the Serger, #19540
The Fabulous Purse is a great beginner’s project on the serger. In this class, you will learn techniques such as making and inserting cording, inserting a zipper, and making rouleau, all while creating a fabulous purse to take home with you. The decorative flower is trimmed with a rolled hem, and can be trimmed with fun buttons and pins.
Fantastic Fiber Embellishments, #19543
Add a spark of color, texture, and bling to your next art quilt, table runner, or fashion accessory. Learn multiple techniques using fibers and fabrics you already have in your stash to create flowers, headbands, hair clips, bags, wall decor, brooches, and baby room decor. You will use sari silk ribbon, specialty yarns, metallic thread, rickrack, ribbon, burlap, tee shirts, beads, buttons, and so much more. Leave with an array of small completed projects and the skills create more.
Fast and Fabulous Free-Motion Grids, #11805
Looking for unique and fanciful background fills? Look no further than Sue Heinz’s grid designs! Sue will show you how fun and easy it is to make complex-looking designs fast and fabulous by using her original designs and amazing tools. Come curious and leave inspired. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Fearless Machine Quilting on the BERNINA Q Series, #18546
If the words “quilt as desired” strike fear in your heart, this class is for you! Lori will guide you through the fundamentals of machine quilting in this fun and informative class filled with easy-to-learn techniques. Learn simple habits that make quilting fun while trying a wide variety of tools to make quilting easier. Learn how to set up your machine quickly and choose the best materials. Then, dive into quilting with a series of motifs every quilter should learn — as well as fun variations. This class is filled with tips and techniques for all levels, from novice to advanced quilter. Two people per machine.
Floral Tapestry by Machine Appliqué, #13101w
Learn to create a small wallhanging 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! Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.
Free-Motion Design: Caffeinated Quilting, #15101f
Sue Heinz has brewed up a wide selection of energy-infused and organic free-motion quilting designs that provide both rich textures and bold backgrounds. Based on her book of the same name, this drawing workshop will leave you filled to the brim with designs that are easy to master. Come play and leave caffeinated! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.
Free-Motion Design: Sashing that Sizzles, #15503
Turn up the heat on your quilts with some sizzling new sashing designs that will spice up any style quilt! In addition to serving up her unique designs, Sue Heinz will introduce you to a simple solution for problem spacing that brings old and new designs to life. Also included - is a 'no math' technique that guarantees precision corner turns in this fast-paced drawing class. Come curious and leave with the confidence to design your own quilts!
Free-Motion Quilted Cases, #18521
Learn the fundamentals of free-motion quilting (FMQ) and learn to set a zipper as you make these quick and easy cases. You'll be amazed at how much you learn quilting just one block, and you'll finish a case in class! Learn the ins and outs of how to set up your machine for FMQ, how to balance stitch tension for FMQ, and how to find YOUR perfect rhythm and speed – a fool-proof technique to get a perfect stitch length every time. Learn to use simple patterns that look great, the fundamental shapes that can build into any pattern, and form an easy technique for setting a zipper. By the end of class, you will know how to create three different case shapes from one simple block.
Fun and Unusual Edge Finishing, #18520
Learn an assortment of different and unusual ways to finish the edges of your quilts using hand and machine sewing. Jane will also show you how to effectively use non-traditional materials and supplies in this lively workshop. You will create unique and original edges on your work using beads, thread, ribbon, or paint. Work on a series of small samples in class to use as future reference, and explore variations of each technique.
Hands On Quilt Photography: Learn to Photograph Your Quilt, #19502
Whether it’s to share on social media, make a sale, or enter a show, having a photograph of your quilt is a firm requirement. If the idea of photographing your quilt is scary, if you’ve had difficulty taking good photos, or you’ve spent lots of money on a professional photographer, this workshop is for you! In this class you will learn the equipment needed to set up a budget professional studio, get hands-on practice setting up a professional studio, learn the correct camera settings on both DSLR and cellphones, and learn so much more about photographing your own quilt! You will go home with a professional quilt photograph and all the tips and tricks you need to know about photographing your own quilts.
Hear the History of the Timeless with a Twist Blocks, #11812
Explore the magic Michelle Renee Hiatt found in her Oma's under the bed box, filled with 70+ years of newspaper clipping. Learn about the 50 blocks she selected for her Timeless with a Twist Block Series and how she went about modernizing the piecing. Many blocks date back to the early 1900s. However, Michelle has designed traditional, modern, and modern-traditional quilts with these beauties! Michelle will share some of her quilts made with these amazing blocks. Plus, explore the history of the 50 blocks, some cherished memories, and discover the beautiful of these timeless blocks.
Hexie Flower Garden, #17502
Join Debbie for the morning and make this fun hexagon quilt! It’s a great project for using fat quarters and Debbie’s Hex-a-ma-jig template. Simple half-hexies give shape for the flowers and background. It’s easy to cut and easy to sew! Bring your favorite fat quarters and get ready to make something beautiful!
Image Transfer Sampler, #14502
Come spend the afternoon with Jane to learn direct and indirect transfer methods to add images to your projects. Transfer Artist Paper, acrylic paint, solvent, and medium transfers. Plus direct printing on a variety of fabrics will be covered. Jane will also discuss gelatin print transfers. Methods will cover transferring images from photos, transparencies, and magazines.
Just One Stitch, #11804
A simple running stitch is used in many countries around the world. The Big Stitch, Kawandi, Kantha and Sashiko/Boro are among those techniques. The basics of the stitch are the same, but executed differently to create their own unique style. Join Debbie as she shares samples and stories that will bring these simple yet beautiful stitches to life. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Learn Binding Perfection, #18120w
Want to learn a binding technique that is pin-free, math-free, fast, and guarantees show-quality results? Then this is the class for you! You will learn tips on squaring your tops, and Sue will walk you through step-by-step as you sew a ¼" binding onto the sample provided. At the end of the class, Sue will also introduce you to some creative ideas for adding lace, beads, zippers, and more - taking your edges from simple to stunning! Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.
Learn How to Design For Realism, #11807
The first step of creating fine art is to create good art, and good art starts with a good design. Quilts and other fabric artwork are no exception, but fabric is not a traditional fine art medium. Pictures designed with fabric in mind need to incorporate traditional fine art elements of design in their own unique way. The challenges faced by quilters when creating realism-style art cannot be solved in the same manner as an artist using traditional medium. This lecture is focused on incorporating principles of good design into art quilt layouts with the intent of creating a realistic piece of art using fabric as a medium. Using her own work as examples, Kestrel will teach you all of her tips and tricks on designing for realsism. Kestrel’s personal passion is realism, but the concepts she will cover are very relevant to fabric artists of all artistic styles. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Learn Machine Appliqué: Rose of Sharon, #13502
Come join Kathy and learn a bit of the Baltimore Album style quilt history all while making this gorgeous block. Yes, it's machine appliquéd! You will learn Kathy's fabulous techniques and love your results. This is a "no fail" class where smiles are guaranteed!
Looking Up Confetti Quilt, #14503
Create a bug's eye view of nature with confetti cut fabrics “painted” on quilt backing. Layers and layers of tiny bits of batiks, hand-dyed, silk, and solid fabrics create this quilt. 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. You can bring a photo to work from or borrow one from Sally.
Lovely Liberty Lemoyne Stars, #17512
Welcome to the Lovely Liberty Lemoyne workshop. Take your Lemoyne Stars to the next level with the Lovely Liberty Lemoyne. This class is a technique building class and will teach you how to utilize Studio 180 Design’s Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star® and Tucker Trimmer III® to make these fantastic Liberty Lemoyne Stars. With this process and the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star® tool, you will be able to oversize the units or strip piece oversized units, and then trim to perfection, to increase the speed, accuracy, and enjoyment when making this Lemoyne Star variation. You can elect to make just a few blocks in class, to learn the technique, or complete the optional table runner included in the class handout. Additionally, Michelle will bring other patterns that utilize this fantastic block in case you just can’t stop making them! Take your skills to the next level!
Machine Appliqué: Pitcher of Posies, #13102f
Delight in Kathy’s simple, yet masterful, way to place your appliqué fabrics. Kathy's 23" x 27" machine appliqué wallhanging features her "No Fail" appliqué methods and beautiful fabric kits to make your garden grow beautifully. This pattern, from TQP Designs, lends itself to more blooms and foliage and can stand alone as a wallhanging or make a whole quilt with different pitchers in each block. This class features a fun, creative process and uses prepared-edge techniques. Don’t be scared to jump right in, as Kathy never ends her "demos up close and personal," and, for our "hand enthusiasts," this is a great project to embellish afterwards. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.
Machine Quilt the Classics on the BERNINA Q Series, #18142f
Feathers, spirals, grids, and more! These classic motifs are enduring because they are beautiful and versatile. In this class, you will learn multiple ways to stitch classic designs and develop a technique that is best for you. Discover how to combine classic and modern motifs for the best effect and learn how to choose thread to complement your motif choices. Along the way, Lori will guide you through a series of quilting exercises so you can discover the techniques and tools that work best for you! Two people per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.
Machine Quilting 1-2-3 on the BERNINA Q Series, #18140w
Learning to machine quilt is as easy as 1-2-3 with Lori as your guide! First, learn new techniques. You will practice several gripping techniques, simple knotting methods, and exercises to help you find your personal quilting rhythm. Second, learn how to choose the right materials for your quilt. Discover how thread, batting, and motifs work together in every quilt. Third, doodle and stitch your way to better quilting as you practice a variety of motifs, both modern and classic. Two people per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.
Machine Quilting with Personality on the BERNINA Q Series, #18543
A quilt without personality is just a blanket! In this class, you will learn how to add personality to quilts by your choice of signature designs, details, and motifs. Lori will guide you through a series of exercises to help you find your quilting style, both in work flow and quilt design. Discover how to add hand-drawn quality to your quilts with figurative motifs and by adding your own handwriting within the quilting lines. Along the way, practice with a variety of tools and techniques to help you discover the best methods for your style of quilting. Two people per machine.
Making a Flap Bag on the Serger, #19542
The Flap Bag is a great project to learn how to use a serger. Techniques you will learn in class include puffing, making and inserting cording, attaching ribbon, and making decorative cord. This project also includes the chain stitch.
Master Breaking the Space on the Longarm, #18544
Have you ever made a quilt with wide-open space and have no idea how to quilt it? Are you tired of simply filling that space with stippling or bubbles? Come join Julia and learn all the endless possibilities of breaking space and creating super interesting quilts! You will leave this class with all the knowledge you need to master breaking that space on your quilts. Two people per machine.
Mini Whimsical Bicycle Art Quilt, #14101w
Create a Mini Whimsical Bicycle art quilt while learning skills to use in future projects. Hone your paper piecing skills with the freezer paper technique that finishes with no paper to pick off. Learn easy peasy turned-edge appliqué using bias tape makers, raw edge appliqué, and couching. Kit includes everything you need to complete the quilt top. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.
Modern Machine Quilting on the BERNINA Q Series, #18542
Quilt the modern classics - from bold geometric patterns to whimsical, figurative motifs. Learn how to combine motifs to create new, modern designs. Along the way, Lori will guide you through a series of quilting exercises to help you develop good quilting habits: everything from proper posture to best machine practices. Sample a variety of marking methods and learn how to choose the right thread and batting to create a variety of quilting effects. Two people per machine.
Nature Print Pastiche Collage, #14501
In this class, Jane will teach you how to combine a variety of surface designs and printing techniques to create a small collage. You’ll learn how to create a main (printed) subject, make background blocks, and a technique for fabric accents and then, you’ll finish your collage with big stitch quilting.
New Life for Traditional Blocks on the Longarm, #18541
Come learn how to view classic quilt blocks with a fresh, new look! Julia will work with students to explore simple yet effective tricks of how to make familiar blocks look modern, complex, and breathtaking. Two people per machine.
Oooh Hexie Baby: Perfect Your Piecing, #17504
Come learn Debbie’s timesaving techniques of strip piecing these tumbling Baby Blocks. The techniques you learn will simplify this time-honored favorite. The Hex-a-ma-jig template allows for easy cutting and supports accurate piecing with no Y seams.
Papercut Machine Appliqué: Baltimore Block, #13503
At first glance, this wallhanging looks of Hawaiian origin, but uses patterns based on Baltimore Album quilt style from the 1850's. Kathy will teach you the absolute easiest prepared-edge technique with appliqué foundation product left in. Then, with Kathy’s help, you will get the fabulous machine appliqué results you desire! This is a fun class with awesome design possibilities. Come learn Kathy’s technique with a provided sample and then work at your own pace to make your own 18" block.
Perfect Endings: Learn to Bind Your Quilts, #17510
Join Nancy to learn how to conquer your quilt binding! She’ll teach you how to add a flourish to the edges of your quilts using a variety of binding techniques. Learn how to make straight-of-grain binding, invisible joints, and mitered corners. You’ll see hand and machine finishes and discover how to bind curved and irregular edges. Plus, learn how to add piping, rickrack, and other special touches. This is a class not to be missed!
Playing with Fabric Paints, #15501
Join in the fun as we play with found objects to create patterns in this introduction to printing your own fabrics with fabric paints. Learn a few basics and then take off into uncharted printing territory. You’ll be surprised by the many unique patterns that found objects produce and you’ll have so much fun, you won’t want to stop!
Quilt Any Design Using 6 Basic Shapes, #11802
Did you know only six basic shapes make the building blocks of all free-motion quilting patterns? Learn these shapes with RaNae’s fun and easy "quilting yoga" moves that tie into movements your body already knows and instantly get you into the quilting groove! Then, learn how to combine these six shapes to create any quilting design. Quilters of all levels can use this technique for either domestic or longarm machines. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Quilt that Shape on the Longarm, #18540
Quilting a classic geometrical shape isn't boring! Spend the morning with Julia, learn new designs and open new horizons on quilting basic shapes and turning them into little shiny pieces. This class is devoted to the most common simple shapes. Two people per machine.
Quilting Fundamentals for Beginners, #17101t
If you are a beginner quilter, or an experienced quilter who would like to brush up on the basics, this class is for you! This class covers all the essentials to piece a quilt using a sewing machine including: use of basic quilting tools, accurate cutting of fabric using a rotary cutter and mat, sewing an accurate ¼" seam on your sewing machine, matching seams, ironing vs. pressing, adding borders and binding, etc. You will then use your new skills to make a small, simple wallhanging. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.
Rickrack Quilt Made Simple, #17503
Add a dash of modern flair with Rickrack! The Rickrack Quilt is made with the traditional Shaded 4-Patch block, which can be described as a traditional 4-Patch block cut in half diagonally. To create this block, there is no cutting or piecing of triangles. All the piecing is done with strips and rectangles, creating oversized blocks which are then trimmed down with the Tucker Trimmer® I to make them perfect. One light fabric, one medium fabric, and one dark fabric are all you need to create this interesting design.
Seattle T-shirt on the Serger, #19141f
Creating a t-shirt on the serger is a fast, fun, and easy project! In this class, Deb will show you how to complete a neck band, use Coverstitch to hem the lower edge on your t-shirt, and use bands to make the hems on the sleeves. See the video to help you decide size, fabric, and how to cut out your t-shirt to be prepared before class. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.
Simply Amazing Baravelle Spirals, #17505
Baravelle spirals have a huge Wow! factor, yet, they are surprisingly easy to design and sew! Using RaNae's techniques, learn to draw a Baravelle spiral block, then, explore lots of ways to color them to create spirals, pineapples, baskets, and more. Along the way, you'll learn RaNae's painless paper piecing techniques. Use your spiral block in a quilt or another project. A pattern is also provided for finishing blocks into pot holders.
Simply Stunning Stars Quilt, #17102f
Choose a big bold border print and create your own unique constellation that is simply stunning. Let your 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 Friday.
Surface Design Sampler Quilt, #14102w
This class is the perfect chance to try out all of the hot new supplies for fabric printing with no pressure, just play. Experiment with a large variety of materials and supplies on fabric, including Paintstiks, inks, paints, mediums, metallic foil, Inktense pencils, water-soluble pastels, and more. Learn all about the properties of these materials and how to use them in your fiber art. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.
The Thread's the Thing: Explore Thread Color, #15502
Thread color can dramatically change the look of your quilt. In this class, you will utilize free-motion quilting to explore color in new ways and examine the effects of thread color while quilting. Learn a few color basics, then, start playing with color and stitch. You will soon see that the thread’s the thing that makes all the difference!
Unlock the Secrets of One and Done!, #18501
Finding the right combination of quilting designs to balance out a quilt can take time and effort. Let Sue Heinz unlock her secret of using just one shape to fill an entire quilt with a variety of unique and harmonious blocks, borders, grids, triangles, linear and circular designs, and more. Simple shape, stunning results - easy to master!
VIP Quilt Tour, #TOUR
Be the first to see the winning quilts and get a special up-close tour with AQS Executive Show Directors, Bonnie Browning and Michelle Renee Hiatt. Enjoy an intimate tour of the Special Exhibits, learn 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!
Weaving Stars: Use Your Scraps!, #17509
Scrappy, fun, bright, and happy – all describe this playful quilt. This is a great project for using your scraps. White tone-on-tone prints make the stars more prominent; black-and-white prints create an interesting background; and a variety of bright prints make the quilt sparkle. You'll learn several methods for making perfect stitch-and-flip corners. Then, see how easy it is to construct the blocks while reducing the number of seams. Learn how to use the bonus triangle to make other projects. If you want to make a larger quilt, simply add more blocks!
Wonderful Zippered Bag on the Serger, #19541
This wonderful zippered bag is made entirely on the serger! This is a great beginner’s class and a fun gift idea. Techniques include making cording, inserting cording and inserting a zipper. You will also learn how to make a decorative flower with a rolled hem stitch and bi-colored prairie points.