A House for Every Season: Color with Scraps, #27506
Who doesn't love house blocks and experimenting with color? This fun pattern lets you use up a LOT of scraps and learn about the three aspects of color – hue, value, and intensity. Join Julia and learn how to use color to create houses that reflect the seasons – Spring becoming Summer, then Fall and Winter, and the cycle begins again! You will have so much fun finding cute little novelty scraps to put in the doorways. Size of the finished quilt is 48" x 68".
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!
Basic Beginners with the Brown Sugar Block, #23503
Join Barbara as she introduces you to a quick method for making templates and piece placement. Let Barbara show you how she achieves this WITHOUT drawing on the background square. This needle-turn technique class is perfect for all levels of appliquérs, including beginners. You will be stitching one block from Brandywine Design's Brown Sugar Sampler.
Beautiful Backgrounds & Fillers on the Longarm, #28544
Come learn some fun, fast, and fabulous background fillers! Free-motion feathers, swirls, flowers, stacked circles, pebbles, snails, and more will all be demonstrated and stitched. Stacie will even talk Ghost Blocks! Don’t know where to start? Join Stacie…let’s fill those backgrounds! Students should be familiar with ruler work when signing up for this class. Two people per machine.
Beautiful Beach-Side Wallhanging, #27504
Can't you just feel the sand between your toes as you trek through the sand dunes on your way to this peaceful beach? Cynthia’s picture piecing technique stresses straight line sewing with no in-sets and no pesky paper to pick out. Come join Cynthia and learn her piecing techniques as you become a piecing master. The final project size is 17" x 19".
Beginning Free-Motion Quilting, #28521
Join Julia and learn to free-motion quilt on a domestic sewing machine in a fun, supportive, and encouraging environment. This class is great for beginners or those that need a refresher on the basics. Techniques you will learn in class include setting up the machine, preparing the quilt, the how-to of the quilting, lots of designs and practice, how to deal with a large quilt, and how to overcome common problems.
Better Done than Perfect, #21801
After producing a minimum of five queen size appliquéd tops a year, Barbara has some time-saving techniques to share with you. Barbara will take you along her journey with a trunk show of her beauties and "Happy Accidents" (and how she hid all of those mistakes). Come laugh with Barbara and learn more about her life as a quilter. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Blooming Sheers: Create Your Own Garden!, #28527
Come play with color and build your own whimsical sheer garden or decorative coasters! Create a quirky sheer flower scene with layers of color, then embellish with the easiest free-motion you’ll ever do. Add leaves, stems, and even beaded centers if you wish. The fun is in the unexpected results that come from playing with layers of sheer color to build your own colorful creation. No formal color theory or training required, just bring your inner child.
Borders, Blocks, and Beyond!, #22502
In this informative lecture/demo, you will learn how to turn finished blocks into stunning quilts. Nancy will show you how to use a variety of quilt settings to achieve different looking quilts. She will then demonstrate how to change it up by adding pieced sashing. Instead of plain borders, learn how to add pieced borders that fit correctly. Finally, see how to add a flourish to the edges of your quilts using a variety of binding techniques. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Bright and Bold Wool Appliqué Trunk Show, #21805
During this lecture, Angela will discuss the evolution of brightly dyed wool, which has taken the world of wool appliqué to a whole new level. This lecture will include a presentation on Angela's preferred techniques, notions, and threads. She will share her wool appliqué quilting experiences through a trunk show that includes her own appliquéd quilts. Throughout this lecture, Angela will discuss color and fabric selection including the mixed use of cotton, wool, and silk fabrics to create bright and bold quilt projects. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Brilliant Bed of Roses, #23504
Barbara absolutley LOVES circles. In this class you will learn how to make tons of circles in a jiffy, along with making templates, piece placement, stems, reverse appliqué, stitching, and how to set yourself up for appliqué success. Barbara says you can do it!
Brilliant Borders and Sashings on the Longarm, #28542
Take an in-depth look at those wide borders and narrow sashings and learn how to make them stand out! From drawing, designing, marking, and stitching, you will leave this class with the confidence to quilt those spaces. Best of all, Stacie will teach you how to mark your border using the no-math-method! Two people per machine.
Broderie Perse Flowers: Floral Bouquet, #23101w
This workshop is jam-packed with hand and wool appliqué techniques. The first half of this class will feature needle-turn techniques including demonstrations of the preparation steps as well as the actual needle-turn appliqué stitch. Angela will address circles, inside and outside points, and methods for making stems. The most important technique, which makes this project so special, is the Broderie Perse flowers! During the second half of this class, there will be demonstrations of wool techniques and several decorative stitches including the whip, blanket, running, fly stitches, the chain stitch, and colonial knots. Finished size of this quilt is 17" x 22". Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.
Butterfly Garden: Learn Basic Needle-turn Appliqué, #23507
This needle-turn appliqué workshop begins with the presentation of Angela's preferred hand appliqué tools and techniques. Angela will demonstrate the basic needle-turn stitch as well as a variety of techniques for successfully stitching circles and points. She will present the advanced appliqué techniques of reverse appliqué and Broderie Perse. Upon completion of this workshop you will be prepared to tackle any appliqué project. Finished size of this quilt is 12" X 14".
Butterfly Koi Fish Fun!, #27104f
Come learn an innovative technique from an award-winning quilter, Cynthia England, while creating these graceful koi fish. You will love Cynthia’s technique as it is not foundation pieced and only uses straight line sewing. You will be working on the right side of the fabric with no paper to pick out and lots of cheating! The final project size is 20" x 22". Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.
Buzzin' in the Beehive: Master the Bullion Stitch, #23508
The primary focus of this class is to master the Bullion stitch, which is used to create the bumble bees. This class will include a presentation on the nature of wool, which threads to use, and wool preparation options. Angela will demonstrate the Blanket Stitch, the French Knot, and the Colonial Knot, all stitches you will use to complete this honey of a wool appliqué project. Finished size of this quilt is 10" x 10".
Color Exploration with Julia Graves, #21809
In this lecture Julia will discuss how to select beautiful color combinations for your quilts and provide tips on how to fix color combinations that just don’t seem to be working. A slide show and trunk show illustrating classic color combinations and fascinating color illusions will be included in this lecture. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Combine Designs on the Longarm, #28543
Join Stacie and take an in-depth look at combining designs to make your quilting features pop! Feathers, swirls, circles, and straight and curved lines can all be combined to give your quilt top that extreme custom look. From drawing basic shapes, grids, and feather spines, you will get to look at how stitching order, echoing, and more will truly transform your top! Students should be familiar with ruler work when signing up for this class. Two people per machine.
Create a Complex Castleton Corner Block, #27503
This dynamic wall hanging will look fabulous in any fabric combination! In class, you will kick up the New York Beauty block with a slightly more challenging combination of piecing which uses multi-fabric pieces and some alternating color spires. This block combines with a very simple block for an eye-catching result. Linda will show you how this will open up many more design opportunities! Throughout the class, Linda will demonstrate how to create an optional miniature using the scraps and cutaways from the main project.
Create a Flower Basket Table Mat, #27505
Learn to create a dynamic table mat or wall quilt using a paper pieced basket block while learning all the tricks of foundation paper piecing. In this fast-paced class, all aspects of foundation paper piecing will be covered, including how to correctly position the right fabric piece. This is a great class for mastering foundation paper piecing! Finished table mat or wall quilt is 12" x 12".
Create a Scrappy Spruced Goose Block, #27101w
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 strip sets and foundation-pieced sashing units. If scrappy is not for you, use a planned color scheme or make it patriotic.
Create a Vintage Dorset Button, #26501
Dating back to the late sixteenth century, Dorset buttons have been a great way to embellish quilting projects and knitwear. You can finish them as jewelry pieces if you wish. They are functional too! Start the class by making the traditional Blandford cartwheel before discussing some variations, including a fan-style button and the Maltese Cross. Catherine will show you how to include beads and will finish the class with a look at styles inspired by vintage buttons of the 1950s.
Create an Edged Wedge Star, #27518
In this techniques class you will learn to master the Edged Wedge Star block using the Wedge Star™ Tool, Edged Wedge Technique Sheet, and methods from Studio 180 Design. You will master the use of the specialized tool to create the Edged Wedge Star block, layout options, and many tips and tricks for precision piecing. Depending on your speed of sewing, you should be able to complete one or two blocks in class.
Create Dazzling Dragonflies Using Picture Piecing, #27501
Fast and easy! These colorful dragonflies are a great introduction to the Picture Piecing technique from the lady that developed it, Cynthia England. This techniqe uses straight seams and is such a fun and forgiving process. Learn Cythina’s tips and tricks with some cheats to her technique. The final project size is 11½" x 32".
Creative Collage Scrap Quilt, #28522
Create a quick and easy raw-edge collage quilt in your choice of size that features bits and pieces of focus fabric surrounded by a supporting cast of scraps or precuts. In this class, you will lay out your fabric pieces directly on batting, layer with backing, and stitch the scraps down at the same time as you free-motion quilt the sandwich. No piecing is involved. You can make this entire quilt in just a few hours and bust that scrap stash at the same time! The true value of this class is that you will learn the color secrets to combining scraps to create a cohesive whole.
Customized Quilted Sentiments on the Longarm, #28140t
Personalizing your custom designs will elevate your quilting style to a new level. Adding names, dates, ghost blocks, and other details will help create family heirlooms that will surely be treasured for years to come. In class, you will look at style, placement, marking, centering, and stitching order to help you create your very own personalized designs. Several samples will be shown and discussed that will inspire your own creativity. Confident beginners and advanced quilters welcome. Leave this class with the confidence to create something truly special and unique. One person per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.
Dimensional Embroidered Hand Stitches, #26504
Add some more advanced dimensional stitches to your embroidery vocabulary as you work on your piece from a selection of pre-printed fabric samplers. While in class, Catherine will teach you how to create the crested chain stitch, bullion stitch, double cast-on, drizzle, trellis, and more!
Easy Straight Line Ruler Work, #28524
Ruler work is a great way to get accurate results with less marking, and it’s fun! This class is an ideal way to try this technique without a large investment in rulers; you only need one. Jenny will show you ways to incorporate straight line ruler work into your quilts. The class includes a kit with a pre-printed panel (markings wash out!) and a unique ruler that makes straight line ruler work virtually foolproof. This is a great class for a newer Free-Motion quilter, as ruler work simplifies the process.
Ellie's Blooms, #27105f
Ellie’s blooms is designed by Lynn and inspired by the “Blooming Personality” of her granddaughter Ellie. This is a modern traditional quilt that combines the traditional piecing methods of Studio 180 Design and the curved piecing methods from Sew Kind of Wonderful. This design utilizes the Tucker Trimmer I™ tool from Studio 180 Design and the Wonder Curve™ from Sew Kind of Wonderful. In class you will master the use of both specialized tools and learn many tips and tricks for curved and precision piecing. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.
For the Birds Quilt: Learn Picture Piecing, #27510
Come create this colorful bird feeder while learning the innovative Picture Piecing machine technique that Cynthia England devised. This technique uses straight lines only and no in-seams. You won’t have to worry about sewing through paper and you will be working on the right side of the fabric. The final project size is 17" x 26".
Free-Motion Fills 'n Frills, #28526
If you have just some free-motion quilting experience and want to add interest and variety to your quilts, join Jenny and learn how to select and quilt “fills and frills.” You will build on skills that you already have and play with a variety of motifs you can use for borders, fills, grids, and dividers. Most motifs will be free hand; a few will use marked reference points. Longarm, mid-arm, or domestic machines, let’s play with fills and frills!
Hidden Hand and Heart Appliqué, #23510
The project might be simple, but the lessons learned during this condensed three-hour workshop encompass the art of hand appliqué. Topics include working with freezer paper templates, perfecting pre-turned edges, solving the dreaded shadowing effect of light fabrics, choosing the proper needle and thread, and so much more. Join David and learn all his tips and tricks of hand appliqué!
How to Hand Bead for Quilters, #26502
Add some sparkle and dimension to your quilts with beads! Learn how to attach beads so they won’t fall off and so much more! We will work on small pre-made postcard sized quits and try seed stitch, beaded back stitch, couching, stacks, and fringes. We’ll learn the best ways to sew bugle beads and finish with elegant edge techniques including moss stitch, picots, wrapping, and artful arches.
Intro to Custom Quilting, #28529
Custom quilting follows the piecing, but it doesn’t have to be hard or take a long time! Bring your free-motion quilting skills and join Julia to learn custom quilting. Take your quilting up a notch and learn how to select and quickly stitch custom designs for your blocks, sashing, and borders that will bring out the beauty of your quilt top. You will be working on home machines in class, but this is also appropriate for longarm machine quilters.
Introduction to Folk Art Embroidery, #26503f
Start by learning, or being reminded of, some basic hand embroidery stitches while working on a specially designed pre-printed panel and then learn some novel embellishment techniques and trickier stitches. We’ll also discuss choosing and transferring designs for future projects and look at lots of examples. Enjoy the relaxed tempo and reconnect with handwork!
Introduction to Wool Appliqué: The Basics and Beyond, #23502
Join Catherine and learn the techniques required for successful whip stitch wool appliqué while working on a small piece that can be finished into a needle case or pincushion. In this class, you will learn all the tips and tricks you need to know about wool appliqué. The possibilities are endless!
Irish Sunbonnet Sue for Beginners, #23501
Have you ever admired Sunbonnet Sue quilts from afar? Come join Barbara for this needle-turn appliqué class that’s geared toward beginners and learn how to stitch "Sue" with a twist. Come with a smile and Barbara will do the rest.
Learn Adobe Cloud for Quilters, #22501
Are you wanting to advance your teaching skills by designing patterns, getting a website up and running, or publishing your own designs? This informative lecture and digital presentation will help you navigate Adobe's Creative Cloud. David Taylor's 35+ years as a graphic designer are at your disposal during this class to get you started. Topics include Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, and InDesign. Supplies are not required for a lecture/demo, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Learn How to Create Actual Points on LeMoyne Stars, #27514
Join Phyllis and learn to make perfect LeMoyne Star blocks using a strip-pieced method without Y-seams and without any volcanos in the center of the block. Deb Tucker's Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool eliminates the need for cutting odd shapes. Plus, you can make 10 different sizes of blocks with the same tool. Phyllis will show you six more variations of LeMoyne Stars that you can create with the tool. The Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool is required for this class.
Learn Jenny's Tippy Top Tips For Successful Free-Motion Quilting, #21810
Join Jenny as she shares her tippy top tips for successful and joyful free-motion quilting. This lecture will have an informative and engaging discussion of useful tools, products, and tips that will enhance your free-motion quilting, some of them downright quirky! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Learn Needle-Turn Appliqué with the Lover's Lyre, #23103f
This class is perfect for those that want to improve their appliqué skills and take them to the next level. This class will teach Barbara’s mehod of using templates, overlays, circles, curves, points, and needle-turn appliqué. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.
Learn the Wedge Star Basics, #27519
In this techniques class you will learn to master the Wedge Star Block using the Wedge Star™ Tool and methods from Studio 180 Design. You will master the use of the specialized tool to create the Wedge Star block, layout options, and many tips and tricks for precision piecing. Depending on your speed of sewing, you should be able to complete the Basic Wedge Star Block and may be able to complete the Mixed Wedge Star Block in class.
Lessons Learned While Quilting, #21808
Join Catherine in this inspiring and entertaining yet informative lecture exploring her philosophy of quilting. Catherine uses professionally shot photographs projected on the screen for a great close up view. The trunk show starts with her first quilt made 25 years ago… Catherine has learned many lessons since then! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Let's Begin Ruler Work on the Longarm, #28540
Intimidated by fancy ruler work? Fear no more! In class, you will take a look at both straight and curved rulers while learning how to hold and position the rulers and stitch around them. Most importantly, you will get the confidence you need to use those rulers! You will quickly gain the knowledge of how to incorporate ruler work among those free-motion designs. Two people per machine.
Let's Ruffle Some Feathers on the Longarm, #28541
It’s feather time! Discuss, draw, and stitch feathers that can fill those wonderful spaces. You will learn basic longarm feathers, bump-back feathers, saw-tooth feathers, and more. Need to fill squares? Circles? Odd Shapes? Stacie will show you how to turn those corners and more. Basic feathers can be enhanced by the simplest methods. Bring your pencil and sketch pad and let’s ruffle some feathers! Two people per machine.
Magnificent Lemoyne Stars, #27517
Welcome to the Magnificent Majesty Lemoyne workshop. Take your Lemoyne Stars to the next level with the Magnificent Majesty 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 Majesty Lemoyne Stars. With this process and the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star® tool, you will be able to strip piece and oversize the units 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!
Magnificent Migrating Geese, #27515
The Migrating Geese unit is a fun twist on the traditional Flying Geese unit. This unit adds movement to the design pattern and can be used for a fun border. In class you will learn how you can create a structured look or a scrappy look to your quilt top. There are no special tools required to make the Migrating Geese unit. Join Phyllis and learn a new technique to add to your piecing skills.
Make the Most of Your Stash with Cynthia England, #21803
This lecture explores ways to increase the potential of what we already have in our fabric collections. Cynthia will offer new insights on what to look for in fabrics to get the most out of them; a topic that is near and dear to all quilters! Organizing and storage of fabrics will also be addressed. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Mardi Gras Party Piecing, #27509
This cute wall quilt is made using just ONE block, just one! It is all about where you place the colors that will create the secondary and tertiary designs. Linda will share her tools and techniques to fast piecing, including connector square and using Triangles on a Roll!
Master Paper Piecing with Wild Waves, #27511
Create a dynamic design with this off-center Pineapple block while learning all the tricks of foundation paper piecing. In this fast-paced class, all aspects of foundation paper piecing will be covered, including how to measure, cut, and correctly position the right fabric piece. By the time you are finished, Nancy will have helped you create this beautiful wild quilt top and you will leave with the confidence to tackle paper piecing again and again!
Motivate Me To Use My Stash!, #21806
You know you have one...and you want to use it, but just how do you get started to productively use your stash? In this lecture you will learn to evaluate your stash and how to build it properly. If your stash is a big ole’ bin of scraps, then you need to see how Phyllis organizes her scraps so that she is ready to sew at a moments notice. Phyllis will motivate you to not only get your stash organized, but to start using it and appreciate the beauty of the fabric. Come see some of the quilts Phyllis has made using her stash.
New York Beauty State of Mind Trunk Show, #TRUNK
The New York Beauty block is as versatile as a nine patch. The quilts in this lecture are sure to put you in a "New York Beauty State of Mind." Linda will show how you can change the "flavor" of a quilt by simply changing the fabric or the orientation of the blocks. Then, she will show how you can combine the block with other quilt blocks for a more dynamic effect. Finally, she will show you how you can have some fun with the block....think butterflies, beach crabs, spiders, and more! Linda is an animated and dynamic speaker and her lectures will certainly educate and entertain you!
Perfect Endings: Binding Your Quilt, #28523
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.
Perfect Your Paper Piecing: Twist & Shout, #27507
Create a graphic, stash-busting quilt while learning an easier, quicker, and less-waste method of paper foundation piecing. The pieced border adds more scrappy goodness and completes the design! If you love the look of scrap quilts but don't have an overflowing scrap basket, use one background fabric. 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.
Pictoral Hand Appliqué, #23102t
This workshop demonstrates David’s layered, hand-appliqué technique with simple appliqué shapes using freezer paper templates and liquid starch. You’ll learn how David builds his pictorial wall quilts and how to get beautiful details by letting the fabric choices do all the hard work. This is your chance to learn the secrets of fabric placement while learning skills for hand appliqué you can use again and again! David’s classes are full of fun and tips for quilting success. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.
Precision Machine Piecing: Santa Fe Stonework, #27512
Now is your chance to learn precision piecing on your home sewing machine. Learn how to get accurate results with David’s guidelines for fabric preparation and precision cutting. This pattern focuses on “Y” seams. Students will be able to complete one 18" block in this workshop.
Ring Around the Four Patch, #27521
Intrigued by Miniature Quilts? Come join Lynn to learn the tips and tricks to make Ring Around the Four Patch, a Miniature Quilt designed by Katrina Thomas of The Hope Chest Quilting. Featuring the Shaded Four Patch Block, you will learn the technique of creating them two-at-a-time and trimming them down to perfection using the Tucker Trimmer I™ tool by Studio 180 Design. The blocks are set to form radiating rings and finished off with two small borders. This is a great project to use up small scraps or use a defined colorway for the radiating rings. The class will include step-by-step use of the Tucker Trimmer I™ tool, as well as tips on piecing and proper pressing techniques to make this quilt perfect. Additionally, we will talk through the appropriate border prep and application and ways to improve your general machine piecing. You will leave class with everything needed to complete Ring Around the Four Patch with ease. Project Size: 16" x 16".
Rock The Royal Ensemble Block, #27513
Join Linda and rock that Country Crown Block! This class is part color, part design. Linda will guide you through her method for rocking a quilt block. Students will learn how they can change a block’s style by simply adding or subtracting a color, or perhaps rotating a piece here or there. No one’s quilt will look the same. After learning the technique to make the basic Country Crown block, students will begin playing with the fabrics and colors to rock their own blocks!
Sarah's Revival Papercut: Perfect Appliqué Points, #23509
Do you want to perfect your appliqué points and smooth curves using needle-turn appliqué? Then this is the class for you! This is a great class for beginners or those wanting a refresher. In this class, you will be using one of Sue Garman's beautiful papercut quilt blocks to get beautiful appliqué points. Join Barbara and let her show you how perfect those appliqué skills.
Simply Glorious Grids!, #28528
In this class, Jenny will show you how to confidently use simple free-motion quilting to create beautiful grid designs! No matter your style, grid work adds beauty and glorious texture. Jenny will show you how to conquer those open spaces with approachable designs that appear complex but are actually quite simple. You will also get to see Jenny’s favorite grid designs as she shares her techniques to help open up new ideas for your quilts!
Spectacular Guyon Grey Quilt, #27508
Oh the possibilities! Students will learn Linda's unique technique for creating the perfect New York Beauty blocks, using just one pin! During the class, she will show you how to make an optional miniature project from the scraps and cutaways of the main project. Linda will review several design options for this quilt so students can take the base design and make it their own.
Spectacular Smoky Mountains, #27502
Share your love of nature with this vibrant landscape while learning the innovative Picture Piecing machine technique that Cynthia England devised. Let this award winning instructor guide you through this forgiving technique This technique uses only straight lines and no in-seams. In this class you won’t have to sew through paper and will be working on the right side of the fabric. The final project size is 19" x 17.
Start with the ABC's: Learn Free-Motion Quilting, #28525
This class is a fast and fun approach to learning basic free-motion quilting on your home machine. It uses a series of quilt sandwiches specifically chosen to teach the rhythm and movement that makes free-motion quilting so much fun. You will learn how to find your own rhythm without a stitch regulator. David discusses thread types, tension, and burying the thread ends. This is a wonderful beginner’s class for learning free-motion quilting.
Stems, Buttons & Circles, #23505
In this workshop, you will explore ways to enhance your wool pillow appliqué project using a variety of techniques for creating attractive stems. Angela will demonstrate several creative embroidery stitches including the Chain, Herringbone, Couching, Wheatear, and Pekinese stitches. Decorating circles with the fly stitch, as well as the use of buttons, will complete your embroidery adventure in this fun filled workshop. Who knew there were so many ways to create a stem? Finished size of this quilt is 8" x 11".
Take a Trip Around the World with Folk Art Stitches, #TRIP
Buckle up because Catherine is going to take you on a humorous, educational, and interactive adventure! You will learn more about Catherine Redford and her quilting techniques as you play a game with prizes. Catherine will take you on a trip around the globe with her quilts. You will learn how she found her inspiration, the stitches she used, and the finishing techniques she employed in her quilts. Go home ready to embark on your own creative journey!
The Wonder of Curved Piecing, #27520
If you are “Wondering” about Curved Piecing, then this is the Class for You! Join Lynn Wheatley for this techniques class and you will be thrilled with your new curved piecing skills. Lynn will teach you the No Stress/No Pins curved piecing methods developed by Jenny & Helen of Sew Kind of Wonderful utilizing their Wonder Curve™ Ruler. This is a great opportunity to use up some of your “Stash Fabrics” while trying a new technique or brushing up on your curved piecing skills. The class will include step-by-step instructions to create the individual curved units, assembly techniques, and tips and tricks to allow you to complete the Wonder Flutter Runner project that is included with the ruler instructions.
Threaducation 101, #21804
An insightful lecture dedicated to the fundamentals and intricacies of thread. Expect detailed explanations about thread material types, weight and guidance on thread selection. There are plenty of samples shown throughout the class plus many hints and tips along the way!
Tips and Tricks for Every Quilter!, #21807
Lynn will share her lessons learned from 38+ years of quilting. These tips cover start to finish in the quilting process. Lynn specializes in “Why Things Work”, as she has found, this helps the quilter connect with the design, tool, or process. Every quilter is encouraged to bring their questions, general or specific like, “Why do I need to do this? What does this mean? or Why did I buy this tool?”
Twilight Paths: Learn the Shaded Four Patch Unit, #27516
Learn to make the Shaded Four Patch unit and then be inspired by all the different ways you can use this one unit to create different quilt patterns. By using the Studio 180 Design method of construction, you will create slightly oversized units that are trimmed to precision. Plus, your points will be saved! Twilight Paths works great with any color combination, even your stash. The Tucker Trimmer I is required for this class. Students can anticipate completing 4-6 units in class.
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!
Water Rippling: Create Shimmering Triangles, #27103t
Make this gorgeous quilt that gives the effect of water rippling in a stream. This is the perfect pattern to showcase beautiful fabric, especially large scale prints. You will achieve the shimmer by applying easy to understand color and value concepts that you can also use to enhance all your future quilts! This quilt looks complicated, but it is actually quite easy to construct. Along with this, you will also learn a quick piecing method for half-square triangles with perfect points. By the end of class, you should have a design layout for your fabrics, completed several blocks, and understand how to complete your quilt on your own. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.
Who Am I to Judge? Learn the Don’ts and Dos of Construction, #21802
David Taylor resisted the invitation to judge quilt competitions for many years. After receiving an offer he couldn't refuse, he has now had the privilege of judging contests from every level: county fair, state shows, regional, and international. He'll offer insight on the do’s and dont’s of quilt construction and finishing. This open discussion lecture will answer all of your burning questions about what you can do to catch the judges eye. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Wicked Wahini Quilt: One-Pin Piecing, #27102w
Learn Linda's unique technique for creating perfect New York Beauty blocks using just one pin. With Linda’s fun piecing method, your blocks will come out perfect the first time you try! Then, incorporate these blocks into a large traditional quilt block for a dynamic quilt.
Yes, You CAN Free Motion Quilt!, #28120w
Learn to free-motion quilt on a home machine in a supportive and fun atmosphere! Jenny’s approach is simple, approachable, and encouraging. You will work on five motifs that you can put on your own quilts, and each motif will teach a skill set useful for future quilting. Jenny will share numerous quilts, photos, and samples to illustrate what is taught in class, and you'll even learn how to create the best setup for easy free-motion quilting. You CAN do this; come find out how! Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.