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If you aren't a member and would like to save 20% on your registration, workshops, lectures, and special events, please purchase your membership during the registration process.

Member registration begins January 16, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. (CST).
Online general registration begins January 30, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. (CST) and ends April 22, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

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

Classroom Sponsors

A Step Through History With the Fabrics of Our Lives, #341800

Lectures
Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Eisenhower Room
Glover, Cathy
All Levels
$15

Explore quilting history from the early 1800s to today while looking at the fabrics and quilts that kept our ancestors (and us) clothed and warm. Fabrics, colors, and patterns widely vary, while some fabrics and patterns keep showing up through the years. Did you know a quilt can talk to you through the fabrics, styles, and colors, giving clues to possible dates, regions, and more? Join Cathy for a look at fabrics and quilts of different periods to see what they have to say. This is a fascinating step through quilting history with the fabric of our lives! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

www.prairiequiltingsllc.com

Abstraction: Jumpstarting Your Creativity, #345102

Color/Design
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Truman Room
Masopust, Katie Pasquini
All Levels
$155

In this class, you will start with your favorite photograph of a landscape, still life, architecture, etc. Katie will teach you how to create a simplified version for the first piece. Then, take that further, to create the same image using geometric shapes to create a strong abstraction. Color, value, shape, and form will be the focus of this class. Class fee includes a boxed lunch.

www.katiepm.com

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

Special Events
Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
All Levels
$35

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 Wednesday’s event.

All-Star Review (Wednesday), #STAR-W

Special Events
Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
All Levels
$35

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 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. After 7:30 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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Amazing 60 Degree Triangle Hexagon Sampler, #347102w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Hanson, Reeze
Beginner
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Create a fun and fabulous pieced hexagon lap quilt using a jelly roll. It's really that simple! The technique is simple and the results are quick and easy. Flexible layout patterns result in a variety of looks, all without any set-in seams. Quilt is easily enlarged or reduced by using more or less 2½" strips. Lots of precision piecing tips and tricks. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

www.morningglorydesigns.com

PFAFF

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AQS Awards Presentation with Susan Cleveland, #AWARD

Special Events
Tuesday, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Walker Hall
All Levels
$35
Join Susan Cleveland for a night to remember! Be the first to see the contest winners! The Janome America Best of Show, AQS Best Hand Workmanship, BERNINA Best 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. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Be part of quilt history!

Backsplash Quilt: Create the Illusion of Steps and Risers, #347509

Piecing
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kennedy Room
Barner, Greg
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn to make dramatic illusions of steps and risers with simple piecing and thoughtful fabric. For this class, you will be playing with light, medium, and dark fabrics of a variety of colors. Greg will teach you a simple 45 degree template technique. Learn to select and place the proper light, medium, and dark fabrics, so that you create “dimensional steps.”

gbarnerquilts.com

BERNINA

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Beyond Meandering, #348534

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt II
Kirsch, Chris
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Chris believes quilting a quilt should be as much fun as making the top! This class is designed for the  quilter who has tried free-motion quilting, but finds meandering and stippling either frustrating or boring. You will learn and practice a variety of free-motion patterns on small sample quilt sandwiches. Everything from pebbles to spirals, triangles, and beyond!

https://www.chrisquilts.net/

Husqvarna Viking / Sew-a-Lot Classroom Sponsor

Bindings: A World of Options, #341811

Lectures
Friday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Wendt, Debbie
All Levels
$15

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.

wendtquilting.com

 

Blocks and Blooms, #343501

Appliqué
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
McCarty, Vicki
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee
Make this beautiful block as a pillow, decorative hanging, or as part of a larger project. You will learn some of Vicki’s techniques of bringing wool appliqué to life. Simple fusing, decorative stitches, and cute embellishments as well as Vicki’s own unique way to adding stitching detail to make any appliqué extraordinary.
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Bordering on Insanity, #341810

Lectures
Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Luoma, Julie
All Levels
$15

It's the end of the quilt. The quilt may or may not be the size it's supposed to be. You may or may not have much fabric left, but it needs to be finished! Julie discusses using what's on hand, ideas that are already in the room, and truly simple ways to make wildly creative borders. This fun lecture is intermingled with lots of samples and you'll leave just tingling with energy to get started on your own borders

offthewallquilt.com

Bright Overlapping Stars, #347519

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
McKinley Room
Cline, Barbara
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn this fabulous Overlapping Star technique with Barbara. This quilt uses simple triangle blocks and that’s it! No inset seams are used, which is hard to imagine when looking at the quilt. Learn tips and tricks in sewing on the bias and how easy it is to cut from a template using your 6" x 12" ruler.

www.delightfulpiecing.com

Janome

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Cactus Bloom Wallhanging, #347505

Piecing
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Kojan, Heather
Intermediate, Advanced
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This festive wallhanging will brighten up your home! During class, you will explore three different ways to make half rectangle triangles (HRT), an often tricky shape to work with! Heather will share all her tips and techniques to make you an HRT Pro!

www.heatherkojan.com

PFAFF

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Clambake Ruler Quilting Design, #348548

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Room
Wilkins, Geraldine
Beginner
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Take the classic and well-loved Clamshell quilting design to the next level with advanced acrylic ruler design techniques that you can use on almost any project. With step-by-step instructions and full size design sheets, you’ll have the help you need to finish your quilts with confidence. Learn techniques for modern edge-to-edge quilting, blocks, and borders with just one ruler. You’ll be able to apply the skills you learn to other quilting rulers with ease. Two people per machine. BERNINA Q Series machines provided.

courses.livingwaterquilter.com

BERNINA

Clamshell Extravaganza!, #348127f

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Friday, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Jefferson Room
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Learn 12 free-motion variations of the classic and beautiful clamshell design. Not only will Cindy show you varieties and arrangements that you never dreamed of, she'll also show you tips and tricks to make your quilted clamshell designs beautiful and successful! You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish with a simple shape. There will be an evening break from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

quintessentialquilting.com

Juki

Color Confidence For Quilters, #345504

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

If you have ever admitted that “you aren’t good with color,” this is the workshop for you! In this highly informative workshop, you will learn color theory from the quilter’s perspective, how to use a color wheel to create quilt color schemes, and how to translate your favorite colors into quilts that sizzle.

www.morningglorydesigns.com

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Colorful Zipper Bag Class, #349503

Stitching with Style
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Madison Room
Damour, Pam
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

What a great way to use up all your zipper scraps! This bag, with its striped zipper front, has three separate compartments, and a padded strap with swivel clips. Your kit has everything you need and is cut to size with three colorways to choose from.

www.pamdamour.com

elna

Composition with Lines: Jumpstarting Your Creativity, #345101

Color/Design
Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Truman Room
Masopust, Katie Pasquini
All Levels
$155

Focus on composition and value with the design element of lines, straight and curved. In class, you will create four 12-inch little pieces using different rules of design, layering, and complementary colors. These four pieces will then be cut up to create a dynamic, abstract grid composition. Join Katie as she shows you the steps to jumpstarting your creativity with composition and lines! Class fee includes a boxed lunch.

www.katiepm.com

Connecting Designs to Help You Find Your Path, #345505

Color/Design
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Truman Room
Hruska, Dorie
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Learn the benefits of one-start, one-stop, continuous quilting. Save time by pre-planning for less frustration and improved confidence in your quilting. This class is based on Dorie's book, Making Connections, which teaches 12 connecting designs and how to use them effectively in pieced quilts, backgrounds, sashing, and borders. Her teaching style is hands-on, beginning with foundational information and then building on the foundation. This class also covers design discussion using tops brought in by students and is for all quilters!

www.forever-quilting.com/

Convergence and Cool Kaleidoscope, #341804

Lectures
Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Eisenhower Room
Tims, Ricky
All Levels
$30
Ricky Tims combines two of his popular, tried-and-true quilting methods in this fun and entertaining lecture/demo class (there’s no sewing). Ricky’s Convergence quilts are addictive, fun, easy, and super quick to make. His Kool Kaleidoscope quilts are amazingly easy but have a huge wow factor. All of the instructions for both methods are provided in the color syllabus. You’ll be challenged to decide which quilt to make first. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Create & Make a Mini Medallion, #345502

Color/Design
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Madison Room
Willingham, Margaret
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This is a playful, creative workshop. Remember folding and cutting paper snowflakes as a child? You will use similar techniques to explore the design possibilities as you create a mini reverse appliqué medallion pattern. Next, you’ll transfer your design onto fusible and put it onto fabric so you can bring it to life, in living color, by machine reverse appliqué using our signature Trace, Snip, Iron & Stich method. Margaret will talk about design considerations along this creative journey.

www.eobquiltdesign.com

elna

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Create a Wool Appliqué Ornament, #343507

Appliqué
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
McCarty, Vicki
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Make this beautiful gingerbread ornament with Vicki McCarty. You will learn Vicki McCarty’s techniques for bringing wool appliqué to life. Techniques like simple fusing, decorative stitches, and cute embellishments as well as Vicki’s own unique way of adding stitching detail are sure to make any appliqué extraordinary.

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Create Triangles: Free-Motion Ruler Work, #348140w

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

Explore creating triangle designs using both rulerwork and free-motion on Amanda Murphy’s Sewing Room 2 Triangle Panel. Amanda guides you as you creating a number of designs to use on your own quilts in the future! Templates will be provided to use in class. Two people per machine. BERNINA Q Series machines provided. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

https://blog.amandamurphydesign.com/

BERNINA

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Dabble with Dots and Dashes Ruler Quilting, #348540

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Room
Wilkins, Geraldine
Beginner
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Learn fun acrylic ruler design techniques with one ruler. Geraldine will teach you techniques for edge- to-edge quilting, blocks, and borders. Go beyond the basics and explore multiple continuous and block-based designs. Learn how to create dynamic designs easily using ruler quilting techniques. Whether you are doing edge-to-edge or custom quilting, you’ll be able to quilt them with confidence using just one ruler. Designs may be used on almost any project and techniques learned are applicable to other rulers. These are beginner friendly ruler-based designs with repeatable designing techniques. Two people per machine. BERNINA Q Series machines provided.

courses.livingwaterquilter.com

BERNINA

Designing and Drawing a Mandala, #345503

Color/Design
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Truman Room
Hruska, Dorie
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Don’t deny it – you’ve been eyeing those beautiful circular designs for a while now! It’s the perfect time to learn to design a Mandala whole cloth quilt from the Mandala Master herself. Dorie will teach you all you need to know about designing a Mandala using stencils to provide the structure for drawing beautiful floral and row fillers that work well in circular designs. Her teaching style is informative and hands-on. Best of all, encourages quilters to think through the design processes!

www.forever-quilting.com/

Developing Your Free-Motion Style, #348544

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Room
Murphy, Amanda
Intermediate, Advanced
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Explore how to take basic free-motion skills to the next level by increasing your vocabulary of shapes and learning how to combine designs to make something truly unique! Two people per machine. BERNINA Q Series machines provided.

https://blog.amandamurphydesign.com/

BERNINA

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Diamond Chain Star, #347108w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Cline, Barbara
Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Discover how fast it is to create this beautiful Diamond Chain Star quilt. And guess what? No setting seams are used! These diamond sets come together easily with strip piecing and cutting. It’s easy to make them into large star points, which are featured behind the diamond chain stars. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

www.delightfulpiecing.com

Janome

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Diamonds on a String, #347105

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Kojan, Heather
Intermediate
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Scraps taking over your sewing space? This is the workshop for you! We'll use up lots of strips of fabric (strings!) to create this bold and dynamic quilt. A little bit of foundation piecing is involved (don't panic - just 1 line of sewing!) and then we're on our way!

heatherkojan.com

Janome

Distorting Still Life: Jumpstarting Your Creativity, #345103w

Color/Design
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Truman Room
Masopust, Katie Pasquini
All Levels
$140

Create a whimsical still life out of fabric then cut it up to create an abstract rendition. Many painters lay down a “ground” color called an underpainting and that ground color then influences the colors of the overpainting, unifying the composition. You will begin by making a simple still life, creating a background, foreground, and simplified vase, and flowers against a contrasting foundation fabric. Katie will then show you how to cut up the creation to reassemble the parts, creating a grid-like construction. The results are amazing! Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

www.katiepm.com

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Done By Three with Fat Quarters, #347516

Piecing
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Wendt, Debbie
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

This simple Fat Quarter quilt is quick and easy to make. Great for beginners wanting to learn the basics of rotary cutting, strip piecing, and quilt construction. Also, fun for the experienced to get back to the basics. The stacked squares on this quilt will create an optical illusion of framed fabric goodness on your final product!

debbiewendt.com

Janome

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Doors Wide Open, #347502

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
McKinley Room
Kojan, Heather
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This class is all about structured improvisation. Heather will talk a little bit about improvisational quilting, then dive right into the project. A simple shape with endless variations makes up this dynamic quilt. Sew it up in all solids or add some prints for pizazz. Scrap friendly too!

www.heatherkojan.com

Janome

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Dreamy Flower Field: Fabric Inking 101, #345501

Color/Design
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Truman Room
Teng, Joyce
Advanced, Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn to create wildly colorful flower fields on white fabric and inspire the artist within you. You will learn six techniques to create a colorful harmony using Tsukineko inks. In this hands-on classroom experience, you will gain confidence in learning how to produce fabulous surface designs, from the soft shading of a summer sky to dramatic rainbow effects of grasses and little poppy flowers in your dream flower field. This process is so easy and fun, you will be pleasantly amazed!

teacherstamp.com

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Dresden Mini Quilt, #347514

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt I
Kojan, Heather
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This cute mini quilt will certainly brighten up your sewing space (and other places as well!). Heather will share all her tips and techniques to make sewing up the Dresden a breeze. You will start with your favorite charm pack or you can bring 5” squares from your stash. Warning: once you make one, you'll want to make more!

www.heatherkojan.com

PFAFF

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Easy Grid Designs, #348526

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Madison Room
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
All Levels
$75
Plus Kit Fee

Learn four 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 these techniques in your quilts! Cindy's easygoing manner of teaching will boost your confidence and help you to master your machine quilting skills.

quintessentialquilting.com

elna

Eclectic Embellishments and More!, #341806

Lectures
Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Cleveland, Susan K.
All Levels
$15

Join one of the world's most enthusiastic personalities for oohs, ahhs, and laughter to learn a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh, interesting details with piping, prairie points, heavy threads, and embellishments. See how to take show pieces to new levels and add charming surprises to simple pieces. Susan will share real live quilts with close ups through the projector so you’re sure to see oodles of detail. You may recognize many quilts as winners in AQS Paducah shows. Don’t miss out on this good time!

www.PiecesBeWithYou.com

Endless Possibilities with One Straight Line Ruler, #348549

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Lincoln Room
Murphy, Amanda
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Let's start with the basics. You'll be amazed at the myriad of designs you can create with a simple straight-line ruler! Join Amanda and learn to add dimension to your piece with this one simple tool. Two people per machine. BERNINA Q Series machines provided.

https://blog.amandamurphydesign.com/

BERNINA

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Explore Quilt and Fabric Designs, #341807

Lectures
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Murphy, Amanda
All Levels
$15

In this lecture, you’ll learn about the behind-the-scenes development of fabric lines, patterns, embroidery, and quilting collections from BERNINA expert Amanda Murphy. See how an idea goes from being an initial concept to its development into a myriad of products. Discover what to look for when shopping for fabrics and exploring different techniques in your own work. Whether you are a beginning piecer or a more advanced quilter, you'll go home with new ideas for elevating your own creations!

https://blog.amandamurphydesign.com/

Fabric, Friends & Fun Night, #FFFN

Special Events
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Anderson, Alex
All Levels
$45

Join us for an enchanting evening filled with quilting-inspired games that promise laughter, camaraderie, and plenty of quilting fun. Hosted by the delightful Alex Anderson, this special event is tailor-made for quilters seeking a night of socializing and merriment. Enjoy quilting games and connect with fellow quilters. Secure your spot for a memorable evening of quilted delight!

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Fabulous Feathers Stitched 3 Ways, #348547

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Room
Murphy, Amanda
All Levels
$80

Have you ever wanted to quilt feathers but have been intimidated? It isn’t as hard as you might think! In this class, Amanda will walk you through quilting several types of feathers, go over how to fix common mistakes, and give you strategies for using feathers to fill any shape! Two people per machine. BERNINA Q Series machines provided.

https://blog.amandamurphydesign.com/

BERNINA

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Fabulous Four Kites, #347503

Piecing
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
McKinley Room
Barner, Greg
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

With a simple kite template create this stunning four-point diamond block. This technique allows you to take a variety of 1½” and 2” strips and create fun kite blocks that can be squared up. As you create more kites and put them together, different patterns will be formed. Creating kites are a great way to use up your scraps!

gbarnerquilts.com

Janome

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Fast and Forgiving Free-Motion Fills, #348537

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Jefferson Room
Watson, Christa
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Embrace perfectly imperfect quilting! This means little to no marking and a whole lot of gorgeous texture. Ease into free-motion quilting with asymmetrical textures that are fast and fun to quilt. We’ll explore a wide range of motifs that will look good on any quilt from modern to traditional. You’ll leave class armed with the confidence that yes, you can quilt your own quilts. Students should be comfortable with a sewing machine and will practice on their own pre-basted fabric and batting samples.

christaquilts.com

Juki

Feather Template Fancy , #348536

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Van Buren Room
Quinn, Kate
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn the basics of ruler work while also learning to quilt beautiful and flowing feather designs with the Westalee Design Feather template set. Explore symmetrical, curving, and organic feather designs as well as stitching feather crowns, shape feathers, and a peacock style feather. Many other helpful techniques are included throughout this class such as stitch-in-the-ditch, traveling in the feather spine, and sewing circles with a template. This class is a well-rounded jump start to ramp up your template quilting skills. This class is a technique class, not a project class.

https://www.fabrikatedquilts.com/

Janome

Floral Confetti: Explore Freehand Designs, #348520

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Hruska, Dorie
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Explore a combination of natural freehand overall designs that work together to create a complex garden of quilting, based on Dorie's book, Floral Confetti. In this hands-on class, Dorie will teach you how to break down the designs, how and where to use them, and how to combine the elements to create a flowing continuous design. Dorie's hands-on teaching style is very user-friendly! Dorie will teach the foundation of the concept and builds in layers on the foundation to give you the complete concept.

www.forever-quilting.com/

Janome

Free-Motion Basic Designs with Lines, #348521

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kennedy Room
Watson, Christa
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

In this workshop, you will learn how to turn basic shapes into linear free-motion quilting designs. Using the seam lines on your quilt as a guide, you’ll learn how to divide and conquer your quilting while you stitch interesting motifs that are a great alternative to straight line quilting. These can be quilted as allover designs across the surface of your quilt or scaled down to fit a specific shape in your quilt. Be sure you’re comfortable with basic machine quilting techniques before signing up for this class.

christaquilts.com

BERNINA

Free-Motion Fun on the Longarm, #348142t

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Adams I and II Room
Hauprich, Jane
Beginner
$310
Plus Kit Fee

Have you ever wanted to learn free-motion quilting? Have you begun to learn and realized you need more encouragement and skills? Let Jane show you how in this all-day class! In the first half of class, Jane will go over all sorts of free-motion designs to get you started on your free-motion journey. In the second half of class, you will put these designs to a pre-printed panel and fill it in with all the designs you learned that morning. One person per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

www.stitchbystitchcustomquilting.com

Handi Quilter

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Free-Motion: Beyond the Basics on the Longarm, #348545

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

Do you have beginner’s free-motion quilting experience but don’t know where to go from here? Are you afraid of moving on? Let Jane share a multitude of fun designs that will help bring your quilt tops to life. You will have so much fun learning more designs than you can imagine. Wait till you see what you will be able to do to your quilts after this class! Two people per machine.

www.stitchbystitchcustomquilting.com

Handi Quilter

Fun and Easy Ruler Work, #348553

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Kennedy Room
Nickels, Sue
All Levels
$75
Plus Kit Fee

Ruler work on the home machine will be covered in this informative workshop. Work on practice sandwiches, learn to stitch perfect straight lines and easy circle shapes that can be incorporated on your own quilt projects. Kit will include Sue Nickels Straight Line Ruler, practice sandwiches and thread. Ruler work is fun and easy!

sue-nickels.com

BERNINA

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Fun Filler Stitches, #348529

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson Room
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
All Levels
$75
Plus Kit Fee

Join Cindy and learn how to quilt new and beautiful designs on your home machine! This is a fun class in which 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 will be able to take it home as a reference for your next project.

quintessentialquilting.com

Juki

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Fun with Free-Motion Swirls, #348525

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
McKinley Room
Watson, Christa
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Just like penmanship, everyone has their own unique machine quilting style. In this class, you will learn how to form the basic swirl shape, then branch off in many different directions as you discover your own signature swirl! Ideas to explore include the wonky swirl, flower swirl, elongated swirl, packed swirl, and many more. Combine swirls with other favorite motifs for even more possibilities! Be sure you are comfortable with basic machine quilting techniques before signing up for this class.

christaquilts.com

Janome

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Fun with Rulerwork Basics, #348523

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Jefferson Room
Quinn, Kate
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn the basics of quilting with templates in a fun filled class taught by Sew Steady Promoted Instructor Kate Quinn. This class is designed for the beginner with little to no experience with free-motion or ruler quilting. Learn how to setup your machine, needles, threads, proper hand positions, how to move the quilt sandwich, and some simple designs to get started. Designs include curved cross-hatching, straight line designs, spinning templates, echo quilting, and stitch in the ditch. Important tips and tricks to success are incorporated throughout the class material so you can explore the far-reaching potential rulers will bring to your quilting! This class is technique oriented and templates may vary.

https://www.fabrikatedquilts.com/

Juki

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Get Creative with Your Quilting Tools on the Longarm, #348550

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

Join Gina Perkes as she shares her favorite quilting tools with you. In class, discover how to use stencils to quickly mark designs onto your quilting space and then how to plan stitching paths to reduce or eliminate backtracking by adding secondary designs in your quilting. You will also learn new techniques for using a variety of ruler styles. Discover how to outline appliqué shapes with precision using specialty guides. You will learn a variety of methods for marking designs onto your quilt top with no fear! Two people per machine.

https://thecopperneedle.com/

Handi Quilter

Get Inspired to Find Your Quilt Style, #341805

Lectures
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Perkes, Gina
All Levels
$15

The quilting process plays a very important role in the overall appearance and success of any quilt. We are often uninspired or get in a rut when it comes to deciding how a quilt should be quilted. Join Gina Perkes as she shares with you the steps she takes when deciding which quilting path to take. Discover the style and function of every quilt so you can design and plan the quilting to enhance each unique quilt. This lecture features a PowerPoint (slideshow) presentation with photo samples of quilts and recommendations for quilting each. Many different styles of quilts will be covered ranging from modern to traditional and custom to edge-to-edge. Questions are welcome and attendees are encouraged to bring photographs of quilts they would like design input for.

https://thecopperneedle.com/

Going in Circles Made Fun and Easy, #348535

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
McKinley Room
Wilkins, Geraldine
Beginner
$125
Plus Kit Fee

No more wobbly circles! Join Geraldine to learn stress-free beginner friendly ruler-based circle designs from start to finish. Begin with the basics, then build your skills step-by-step to create repeatable designs with techniques that you’ll use again and again. You’ll learn several circle designs that can be used on almost any project. Once home, you’ll have the skills and resources to take on ruler work with confidence and you can apply these skills with any of your quilting rulers. This class includes techniques for edge-to-edge quilting, blocks, and borders. This is a great class for beginners or anyone struggling with ruler work.

courses.livingwaterquilter.com

Janome

Gorgeous Geometric Mandala, #343508

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Truman Room
Hanson, Reeze
Intermediate, Advanced
$70
Plus Kit Fee

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

www.morningglorydesigns.com

Gorgeous Gridded Quilting Designs, #348123w

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Madison 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 that can help take your quilting skills and projects to the next level. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

quintessentialquilting.com

elna

Gridwork and More on the Longarm, #348551

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

Fear grids and fills no more! Straight lines can be your best friend. Use grids for both ruler work and as a guide for perfectly spaced free-hand designs. Students will gain confidence in producing beautiful cross-hatching and unique variations using minimal tools. Learn how to use temporarily marked grids as a guide for spacing beautiful freehand designs. A variety of unique free-hand filler designs will be explored and you will learn how to achieve balance and control in your work. Two people per machine.

https://thecopperneedle.com/

Handi Quilter

Half Square Triangles (HST) Master Class, #347501

Piecing
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Madison Room
Kojan, Heather
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This skill builder class is focused on the most versatile building block in a quilter's bag of tricks, the half-square triangle. Explore 10 different ways to make half square triangles, learn the math behind it, and play with a collection of tools to help make them more quickly and accurately.

www.heatherkojan.com

elna

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Hand Reverse Appliqué is FUN!, #343506

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

Join the fun and be empowered! Make the elegantly playful Tudor Rose Mug Rug by hand reverse 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. Margaret will give you 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 so 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!

www.eobquiltdesign.com

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Hands-On Appraising, #349563

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.

Carol Elmore and Gerald Roy

 

How Do I Quilt? The Secrets of Domestic Machine Quilting, #341801

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

Most quilters understand how important it is to practice machine quilting designs on small fabric samples, but they often have trouble applying those designs to an actual quilt. In this informative talk, Christa Watson shares her secrets for domestic machine quilting success, including basting, choosing the right thread colors, making a plan to divide and conquer each task, and creating rich texture with little to no marking on the quilt. Christa will also discuss the importance of making a quilting plan so you can figure out the best path around the quilt with the fewest stops and starts. Once you see how easy and carefree her methods can be, you’ll feel empowered to quilt your own quilts! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

christaquilts.com

How to Make a Quilting Plan, #348500

Quilting/Finishing
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
Watson, Christa
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This class is a hands-on design workshop with an emphasis on domestic machine quilting. After discussing the often asked question, “How do I quilt it?,” you will practice sketching quilting motifs on paper, then learn strategies to apply those designs to an actual quilt top. You will have a chance to create several different quilting plans using images of your own quilts, as well as learn how to create quilting plans for a wide variety of quilt designs. As time permits, Christa will also discuss options for designing a quilting plan in groups, using some of the students’ quilt tops as examples.

christaquilts.com

Interrupted Nine Patch, #347520

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Van Buren Room
Kojan, Heather
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Let's take the humble Nine Patch and give it some pizazz! Clever cutting and reassembly will make a striking modern quilt with graphic punch. The sewing is easy. The payoff is big! It will leave your friends asking how did you do that?

heatherkojan.com

Janome

LocoMotion and Gridified Art Quilts, #342501

Lecture/Demo
Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Tims, Ricky
All Levels
$110
Plus Materials Fee

This lecture/demo class (there’s no sewing) is jammed packed with the design information, techniques, and color syllabus of Ricky’s two newest and most popular quilting processes. Locomotion is free-flowing designed pieced using his no-pins precision curved piecing method; and Gridified Art Quilts is a delightful process of using theme blocks mixed with traditional blocks to create stunning pictorial quilts. This is a glorious blend of traditional and contemporary processes that offer no-fail results.

Mad Modern Sampler, #348124t

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Quinn, Kate
Intermediate
$95
Plus Kit Fee

This class covers the basics of how to quilt with templates using several different template designs. In addition, learn to combine quilting templates to develop more complex and visually interesting quilting designs. The class’ goal is to give you the skills to confidently decide on what designs to put on your quilts and to execute those designs beautifully. Topics include basic machine setup, movement skills, designing with templates, stitch quality tips, using spinning templates, how to stitch in the ditch, and so much more. Leave class with the enhanced skills and larger design repertoire. Learn all the tips and tricks to be successful using this unique guided-motion technique! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

https://www.fabrikatedquilts.com/

Janome

Magic Miter Techniques and More, #348501

Quilting/Finishing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Damour, Pam
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn how to perfectly execute several mitering techniques. Whether you want to make a mitered corner, create a mitered border, or mitered banding, you’ll learn these and more.

www.pamdamour.com

PFAFF

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Magnificent Machine Embellishment Bag, #346501

Embroidery/Embellishment
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Jefferson Room
Damour, Pam
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn surface embellishment, bag making, box corner bottoms, and a unique way of inserting a zipper. The sweet bag is fully lined and has a matching shoulder strap.

www.pamdamour.com

Juki

Making Negative Space into a Positive, #341809

Lectures
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Hauprich, Jane
All Levels
$15

Does negative space scare you? In this lecture, let Jane share with you her tips and tricks for making a quilt’s negative space be a more positive experience for you! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

www.stitchbystitchcustomquilting.com

 

Mandala Mania: Free-Motion Plus, #348125f

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Friday, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
McKinley Room
Quinn, Kate
Intermediate, Beginner
$95
Plus Kit Fee

Free-motion plus classes are an integration of template skills and free-motion quilting. Mandala Mania uses the Westalee Circles templates to set the stage for elegant circle designs. Learn simple, fundamental free-motion quilting movements that use the circular divisions as the design boundaries. Techniques include dividing, echoing, segmenting, and using spacial estimation to build this beautiful design. Great tips for successful free-motion are offered throughout the class. These skills and shapes can be applied to pieced blocks or superimposed over unrelated shapes. These can be used as their own main motifs or used to fill negative space. These designs are great for both traditional and modern quilting styles. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

https://www.fabrikatedquilts.com/

Janome

Master Circle and Oval Rulerwork, #348546

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Lincoln Room
Murphy, Amanda
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

Are circles and ovals your favorite shapes? Well, they’re Amanda’s ABSOLUTE favorite shapes because of their versatility and ease of use. In class, you’ll learn how to use circles and ovals in a variety of ways to create many designs and variations. Join Amanda and learn why these are her favorite shapes - they may just become your very favorite shapes after class as well! Two people per machine. BERNINA Q Series machines provided.

https://blog.amandamurphydesign.com/

BERNINA

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Master Embroidery on Mesh, #346101t

Embroidery/Embellishment
Thursday, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt II
Damour, Pam
All Levels
$110
Plus Kit Fee

In this class, you will learn how to sew and embroider on pet-proof screen. The Beckah Beach Bag is roomy and has an inside pocket and a separate zippered pouch. Its mesh construction allows air and sand to flow through it. In this class, you will make the beach bag, but your kit will also include supplies to make the pouch too! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

www.pamdamour.com

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Master Zippers and Compartments While Creating the Chrissie Clutch, #349502

Stitching with Style
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt II
Damour, Pam
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

The Chrissie Clutch has three metallic zippers, is fully lined, and has three separate compartments. A chain can be added and it converts to a shoulder bag. You will have a choice of three different color ways to choose from.

www.pamdamour.com

Husqvarna Viking / Sew-a-Lot Classroom Sponsor

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Mastering Raw Edge Machine Appliqué, #343504

Appliqué
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kennedy Room
Hanson, Reeze
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn the techniques and tools to make raw edge machine appliqué look as good as hand appliqué. This class focuses on using fusible web, appliqué fabric, thread types and weights, and bobbins. Discover ways to improve the appearance of your appliqué, by selecting how to select the right fusible for the project, choosing a proper stitch to get the appearance you are seeking, and learning how to position your fabric to get the best look possible from your stitching.

www.morningglorydesigns.com

BERNINA

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Modern Dresdens: Built on Foundation Piecing, #347101w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
McKinley Room
Cleveland, Susan K.
All Levels
$173
Plus Kit Fee

Double-points put a contemporary spin on this long-time favorite and they eliminate the need of a traditional appliquéd circle in the center! Using quarter circles, half circles, and three-quarter circles adds another interesting bit of character. Learn Susan's tips for turning wedge points with the Prairie Pointer Tool and use tricky piecing to assemble the arcs, circle, and background. Points are three dimensional and design possibilities are endless! Finished quilt is 27"x 24". Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

www.PiecesBeWithYou.com

Janome

Modern Textures by Machine, #344501

Fiber Art
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Sleboda, Cheryl
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All Levels
$70

Come learn machine made texture techniques that will enhance your next quilt! In class, Cheryl will teach you about pleating, stuffing, pintucks, and lots of other fabric manipulations, and then you will 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.

https://muppin.com/

PFAFF

Needle-turn Appliqué: Step-by-Step, #343502

Appliqué
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
Willingham, Margaret
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Do you ever wonder where to begin stitching on an appliqué block? In this method, you mark on the back and appliqué on the front. Enjoy working together with Margaret as you learn to think through the process step-by-step and layer-by-layer. You’ll work from background to foreground as you patiently build and stitch the sweet little Impatiens block using Margaret’s Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch method. The Impatiens block is excerpted from Margaret’s newest quilt, Grandmother’s Kitchen, evoking the cozy heart and comforting hearth of the family home. This technique makes it a delight to stitch by hand and so, sew simple to get graceful curves as well as crisp inside and outside points. Join the fun and let Margaret show you how!

www.eobquiltdesign.com

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Packages for You, #347517

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt I
Cline, Barbara
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This half day class will have you well on the way to make an illusion of different sized packages with shadows. Learn how to make the one block triangle and ta-da! The rest is history. There are no inset seams, which is incomprehensible when looking at the quilt. Learn tips and tricks in sewing on the bias and how easy it is to cut from a template using your 6" x 12" ruler. Finished quilt size is 69" x 85".

www.delightfulpiecing.com

PFAFF

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Pillow Covers & More!, #348533

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Luoma, Julie
All Levels
$80
Plus Kit Fee

These interchangeable pillows are quick and fun to make. They make great gifts for any age! You will start with a basic quilt block and add a flair to make it more interesting. It is as simple as sewing a line, a little trimming, and a little pressing.

offthewallquilt.com

PFAFF

Piping Hot Binding, #343101

Quilting/Finishing
Monday, 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Roosevelt 1
Cleveland, Susan K.
All Levels
$185

Piped bindings add spark and a professional finish to any style piece. Every detail of binding and tiny perfect piping will be covered in class with step-by-step demos and printed instructions. Machine differences will be addressed so that you will be successful with your own machine. You will work on a practice piece to achieve making perfect piping, preparing the quilt, applying piping, applying binding, mitering corners, joining tails, and finishing for a show-quality back. Variations will be on display and discussed. Class fee includes a boxed lunch.

www.PiecesBeWithYou.com

PFAFF

Pleats To Meet You Table Runner, #347510

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

In this class, you’re guaranteed to learn an interesting twist on your standard quilt block with this show-stopping pleating technique! Join Cheryl and come have tons of fun sewing these EASY pleats by machine. Depending on your skill level, you may even leave with a completed table runner top.

https://muppin.com/

elna

Powerlines Learn Acrylic Ruler Design Techniques , #348532

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Jefferson Room
Wilkins, Geraldine
Beginner
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Curious, just starting, or beyond frustration with ruler work? Let Geraldine introduce you to ruler work in a way you haven’t tried before. In this class, you’ll learn machine techniques, get to know your tools and how to make them work for you, as well as learn some great time-saving techniques. Learn beginner friendly straight and curved designs that can be used on almost any quilting project. Techniques include edge-to-edge quilting, blocks, and borders, using just one ruler. You’ll be able to apply the skills you learn to master other quilting rulers with confidence.

courses.livingwaterquilter.com

Juki

Professional Quilt Documentarian / Certified by the American Quilter's Society, #349162t

Professional Development
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Museum S1 and S2
Roy, Gerald
All Levels
$150

As appraisers, we often hear: “I am not interested in what my quilt is worth, I just want to know all about it.” An appraisal is not documentation. Appraisal forms require very brief descriptions in order to identify the quilt, but do not go into detail as in the documentation process. Many of the same skills are required of documenters as appraisers with regard to dating, fabric identification, styles, recognizing major historical trends, fashions, etc. There are many quilt scholars and historians who have the knowledge and skills necessary to become professional documentarians but many are not interested in assigning realistic values to quilts as in the appraisal process. We realized that there are lots of skills that are going to waste. By creating an opportunity to standardize the documentation process, we are creating just one more important service to the quilting community.

Gerald Roy, Carol Butzke, and Carol Elmore

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Quilt Art Meet & Greet, #GREET

Special Events
Wednesday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
1st Floor Hallway (across from Roosevelt Rooms)
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
All Levels
$0
Meet the new AQS Executive Show Director, Michelle Renee Hiatt, along with the quilters whose works appear in the 2025 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar. You can pick up your copy of the calendar and collect autographs from these prizewinning quiltmakers.

Quilt Bindings: Simple to Spectacular, #342503

Lecture/Demo
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Truman Room
Cleveland, Susan K.
All Levels
$125

With lively projected demos, every detail of a quality finish will be covered in class, including some revolutionary ideas! Susan will cover preparing and squaring the quilt, making nice miters, joining tails, and finishing for a show-quality back. Options such as an all-machine finish and odd angled corners will be shown as well. Things will then get wild with Susan’s Piping Hot Binding technique and lots of variations such as double-piping, embellished piping, invisible binding with piping, and calligraphic binding from Susan’s 2016 show quilt. Give your quilts the fabulous finishes they deserve!

www.PiecesBeWithYou.com

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Quilt Dating Class, #349163f

Professional Development
Friday, 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 the other students.

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Quilting Designs for the Modern Quilt, #348538

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt I
Perkes, Gina
Beginner, Intermediate
$70

Modern quilts are gorgeous but often overwhelming when planning quilting designs. They provide a beautiful canvas to showcase amazing quilting designs. Join Gina Perkes as she shares with you a variety of modern designs that will enhance your quilts perfectly. Some of the designs you will learn include gridwork basics, geometric patterns, modern filler designs, and more! You will also gain many tips on decorative thread success, tension, trouble shooting, machine set up, and more. This is a fun and stress free class filled with creativity and tips for success.

https://thecopperneedle.com/

PFAFF

Quilting: A Creative Journey!, #341812

Lectures
Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Eisenhower Room
Willingham, Margaret
All Levels
$15

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” –Joseph Chilton Pearce. Life and quilting have much in common. We are shaped by our pasts, but not limited by them. When we find a creative expression, like quilting, we have the opportunity to take what we have and create something of beauty out of it. Both life and creativity are journeys that require faith, hope, and trust in the process. Get a glimpse into the quilting life of the founder and creative force behind Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs. Come hear about Margaret’s creative journey as seen through her quilts.

www.eobquiltdesign.com

Quilts Rule with Rulerwork on the Longarm, #348541

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Adams I and II Room
Hauprich, Jane
Beginner, Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Take your free-motion quilting to the next level by adding ruler work. In class, you will use longarm rulers and to get the perfect designs and precision with your quilting. Learn what rulers work best for you and how to add great texture and designs to your quilts by using different rulers mixed with free-motion quilting! Two people per machine.

www.stitchbystitchcustomquilting.com

Handi Quilter

Ricky Tims’ Bag of Scraps Concert, #RICKY24

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

This popular AQS evening event features Ricky Tims in his 19th Paducah concert performance. This evening of music (piano), comedy, and storytelling, combined with motivational anecdotes, will no doubt become one of the highlights of your 2024 QuiltWeek experience.

Ride the Fat Quarter Waves, #347504

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Jefferson Room
Barner, Greg
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Are you ready to give improv curves a try? Learn how to take a wide variety of colors and patterns, and an easy technique, to create gentle curves that can be sewn together to create fun projects. Learn Greg’s technique and tips for curved piecing. This project has a lot of flexibility as you can just continue to add strips in the same manner until your project reaches the desired length.

gbarnerquilts.com

Juki

Ruler Quilting Fundamentals, #348524

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt II
Perkes, Gina
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Quilting rulers or templates are amazing tools! Gina will show you how to use them to create incredible free-motion designs. You will discover how to hold them for better control and accuracy. How to use the registration marks on the rulers for angles and combined designs, along with how to set up your machine. You will leave class with excellent techniques and a new supply of quilting designs. Gina will also show you how to use rulers to stylize your quilting designs with accuracy. You will discover how to gain versatility with each tool and adjust them to fit the size of your quilting space. She will also discuss how to use rulers with grid stencils as a reference for perfect placement when creating designs. All of Gina’s workshops are taught in a low-stress environment where students can work at their own pace and are encouraged to discover their creativity and have fun.

https://thecopperneedle.com/

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Ruler Work - Basic Shapes, #348539w

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kennedy 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 home 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.

sue-nickels.com

BERNINA

Sampler of Ruler Work, #348552t

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

Students will learn to machine quilt using rulers on the home sewing machine. Start with straight line framework and continue with circles and arcs. Complement your ruler work with feathers and fillers. A kit will be provided for learning to machine quilt using rulers. This kit will include a small project, thread and rulers. Sue has developed rulers specific for this project. Kit fee $80.00 (rulers are $60.00 special price for class, marked and basted project and thread are $20.00) Please note- students should have some knowledge of free motion to take this class.

sue-nickels.com

BERNINA

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Scrappy Pinwheels, #347518

Piecing
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Madison Room
Cline, Barbara
Intermediate, Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Join Barbara as she teaches you how to make pinwheels from a triangle block. Learn how to make the simple one block triangle and you won’t want to turn back! There are no inset seams which is hard to comprehend when looking at the quilt. Learn tips and tricks in sewing on the bias and how easy it is to cut from a template using your 6" x 12" ruler.

www.delightfulpiecing.com

elna

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Scrumptious Rulerwork, #348522

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson Room
Quinn, Kate
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Each of these four modern mug mats will help teach a specific technique for successful rulerwork quilting with domestic sewing machines. Techniques include Stitch in the Ditch in any direction, working with straight and curved templates, creating curved cross hatching, and using spinning and pin mounted rotating templates. Kate will review echoing and marking and also introduce several other useful tools. As an added bonus, learn the process of Templee Quilting, a fast and easy raw edge design technique to enhance your quilted project. Templates and some tools are provided for use in class. Mats are not bound or edge-finished in class. Some free-motion experience is helpful, but not required.

https://www.fabrikatedquilts.com/

Juki

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Seminole Border Techniques, #347512

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt II
Kirsch, Chris
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Simple strip piecing, cross-cutting, and straight or diagonal re-sewing can create a border that takes your quilt from simple to simply fantastic. Join Chris as she teaches you her techniques. You will practice a number of different Seminole patterns on sample strips in class. You can keep these sample strips as a reference for future projects or you may sew these strips together to make a “Seminole Sampler” wallhanging quilt after class!

https://www.chrisquilts.net/

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Sewing Fun with Wool Appliqué, #343509

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
McCarty, Vicki
Beginner
$70
Plus Kit Fee

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

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Silhouettes and Shadows, #343505

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt II
Kirsch, Chris
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

These delightful silhouettes and shadows illusions can add excitement to pieced and appliquéd quilts. In class, you will make samples of pieced, appliquéd, and threaded shadows, as well as learn two fun techniques for repliquéing silhouettes.

https://www.chrisquilts.net/

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Simple Quilting: Alternatives to Free-Motion, #342502

Lecture/Demo
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
Cleveland, Susan K.
All Levels
$125

With lively projected demos, you'll learn to prepare a quilt top for a successful finish, discover secrets of ditch quilting, learn when and how to mark or not mark a quilt, study stitching with heavy threads, get excited about big stitch hand quilting, bobbin quilting, and couched quilting. These skills empower those whose free-motion skills are less than stellar but may be combined with free-motion quilting as well. Quilt your quilts with style and techniques you enjoy the most! Supplies are not required for a lecture/demo, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

www.PiecesBeWithYou.com

Smartphone Photo, #341802

Lectures
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Tims, Ricky
All Levels
$30

Although the emphasis in this lecture/demo class is directed to smart phone users, the guidelines and principles presented are applicable to any camera. Take your photos from “blah” to “ahh” and beyond. A portion of this class covers how to take better quilt photos—especially for show submissions and online display. You’ll walk away instantly wanting to take advantage of what you absorbed in class. There’s so much included that you’ll be glad there’s a color syllabus to take away. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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.

Splendid Spirals and Swirls, #348141t

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Room
Wilkins, Geraldine
Intermediate
$140
Plus Kit Fee

Do you struggle with free-motion quilting designs and where to place them in a quilt? Create a free- motion quilting plan for the Radiant Star quilt. This class, designed for confident quilters ready to tackle the challenges of design, includes essential skills for free-motion quilters to take their quilting to the next level. Learn how to take new and known designs you’ve practiced and apply them to a real quilt. You’ll learn several advanced continuous free-motion quilting spiral and swirl design variations. They are ideal for background filler and edge-to-edge designs that add beautiful texture to your quilts. Learn how to go from practice quilt sandwich to quilt with ease. Two people per machine. BERNINA Q Series machines provided. Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

courses.livingwaterquilter.com

BERNINA

Spring Mola Mug Rug, #343503

Appliqué
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn River Room
Willingham, Margaret
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Use your creativity while learning to make the Spring Mola mug rug with the Eye of the Beholder’s easy four-step method. Molas, made famous by the Kuna people, are multi-layered reverse appliqué pieces that are created by cutting down through the layers and hand stitching them to the layer below. Everyone begins with the same pattern, but the variations grow endless as creativity takes over. Learn how to create your own design motifs and think through your design to create your own added design motifs. The Mug Rug Mola project will use 3 layers of contrasting fabric: a top, middle, and background layer, with accents of a fourth fabric for appliqué. Though the stitching is done by hand, you will learn how to baste both by hand and machine for speed.

www.eobquiltdesign.com

Stanchion Stack and Shuffle, #347511

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt I
Barner, Greg
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn this fun stack and shuffle technique! With just a group of fabrics, you will be able to create a tons of different improv “posts” and “bases” to be used to build a fantastic quilt. Learn how to properly cut the fabric in order to sew each of your slices together in a manner that allows you to continue to build upon. Greg will take you through his strategy and options for arranging the pieces in an alternating pattern.

gbarnerquilts.com

PFAFF

Successful Machine Quilting: Basics and Beyond!, #348121

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Seitz-Krug, Cindy
Beginner
$140
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, and three types of feathers. Most importantly, learn how to handle large quilts on your domestic sewing machine. Class fee includes a boxed lunch.

https://quintessentialquilting.com/

Janome

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The Amazing Ombre Octagon, #347515

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt II
Barner, Greg
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn how to take an ombre fabric, along with a coordinating fabric, to create this dimensional quilt featuring octagon blocks. Learn a simple method utilizing a 45 degree template to take strips to triangles. Greg will teach you his technique and tips for arranging and piecing this quilt to create a variety of patterns.

gbarnerquilts.com

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The Art of Micro Magic on the Longarm, #348543

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

Micro quilting can change the appearance of your quilting and make your quilts sing! Let me show you how great micro quilting can be and how to stitch it with super results! This is a fun-filled class with a lot of hands-on time! You will have so much fun quilting on a preprinted motif and making it come to life! This is a class you don’t want to miss! Two people per machine.

www.stitchbystitchcustomquilting.com

Handi Quilter

The Four Seasons of the Color Fusion Tree, #345506

Color/Design
Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Truman Room
Teng, Joyce
Intermediate, Advanced
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Start with blank white fabric and finish with a lyrical set of new collaged styled, non-traditional seasonal trees. In class, Joyce will teach you how to create gradient backgrounds and richly hued stenciled images. Discover how to create depth in your compositions. You will learn new techniques to compose your design and make your one-of-a-kind border material.

teacherstamp.com

The Fundamentals of Longarm Quilting, #348143f

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Adams I and II Room
Perkes, Gina
Beginner
$310
Plus Kit Fee

Confidence is the key to success in Longarm quilting and the best way to gain confidence is through learning. Gina Perkes will help you discover the proper steps to take and share many tips as you embark on your new and exciting journey. Learn freehand exercises which will train you to become fluid in your free-motion quilting and how to mirror images and execute shapes with ease. You will learn to love working at the front of the machine and the many benefits of doing so. In addition to learning to quilt simple yet beautiful designs, you will come away with the basic knowledge of machine setup, troubleshooting, thread and tension tips, and much more! This is a great class for beginners and is taught in a positive and stress-free environment. One person per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

https://thecopperneedle.com/

Handi Quilter

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The Power of the Walking Foot, #348126f

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kennedy Room
Watson, Christa
All Levels
$140
Plus Kit Fee

Are you tired of stitching in the ditch? Learn to utilize the power of your walking foot to stitch “near” the ditch instead! It’s much faster and easier, yielding results that are very forgiving and more fun to stitch! Explore a wide range of designs like wavy lines, grids, and interesting geometric spirals. Christa will teach you how to incorporate decorative machine stitches to create interesting machine quilted textures. She will also discuss how walking foot motifs can be quilted as an allover design or applied to different areas of a quilt for a custom look. After taking this class, you will be empowered to embrace the beauty of imperfection as you learn to quilt your own quilts! Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

christaquilts.com

BERNINA

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The Wonderous One Block Wonder, #347104w

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt II
Barner, Greg
Intermediate
$110
Plus Kit Fee

Start with a large scale print fabric and build a beautiful design. This technique is all about texture, movement, sparkle and swirl. By taking a repeat fabric, and a hexagon template, you can create unlimited block designs. Learn how to arrange and sew the hexagons into rows that will create a quilt top with a wide variety of kaleidoscope patterns. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

gbarnerquilts.com

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Threaded Borders, #348530

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Jefferson Room
Kirsch, Chris
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

This is a free-motion quilting class with a twist. This calls for the machine quilter who is comfortable with free-motion filler designs. By combining our imaginations with contrasting threads, wonderful borders, and illusions, you will take ordinary quilts to a new level of excitement! There will be something for everyone, no matter your level of free-motion skill or type of machine.

https://www.chrisquilts.net/

Juki

Three-Day Appraisal Skills Course, #349361w

Professional Development
Monday, Tuesday, and 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 by AQS. Students are introduced to the procedures and practices needed to be 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. As a prerequisite for those who aspire to become certified by AQS, this 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. Registartion for this class includes show admission for Wednesday. Gerald Roy, Carol Butzke, and Carol Elmore
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Trace, Baste, and Snip: Dimensions in Appliqué, #343102f

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

Explore the dimensional impact of positive and negative space as you bring the whimsical Spring Rains Bloom block to life by hand. Have fun creating the greenery with reverse appliqué and the petals in appliqué. Margaret’s signature Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch method is used for both appliqué and reverse appliqué. It’s just a matter of knowing where to cut to create your seam allowance. Plus, get pointers on how to successfully needle-turn appliqué, giving you crisp points and graceful curves. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

www.eobquiltdesign.com

UFOs, Orphan Blocks, and What Was I Thinking?, #341803

Lectures
Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Room
Kojan, Heather
All Levels
$15

UFOs, Orphan Blocks, and What Was I Thinking? These are sometimes the bane of a quilter. In this lecture, Heather will give you ideas about taming the UFO pile with some concrete strategies, including know when to hold them and know when to fold them. The class also includes a 15 minute trunk show.

www.heatherkojan.com

Under The Sea, #347107

Piecing
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt 1
Cline, Barbara
Intermediate, Beginner
$140
Plus Kit Fee

Come join in the fun and learn how to piece a triangle block layout quilt. This project features stars, pinwheels, and diamonds, but don’t let that scare you! You will learn how to piece two blocks and see the design the two blocks make when put together to create the whole quilt. Learn to strip piece and an easy way to cut from templates. By learning a few new techniques, you will have mastered this quilt. There are no “Y” seams, you can do it! Class fee includes a boxed lunch.

www.delightfulpiecing.com

PFAFF

What In Carnation Wallhanging, #346502

Embroidery/Embellishment
Thursday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Van Buren Room
Sleboda, Cheryl
All Levels
$70

Make a gorgeous dimensional flower quilt all by machine in this half - day class! Using the gathering foot for your machine and a couple stitches by hand, you’ll learn how to create the quilted background, the gathered flowers, and the leaves in class. Everyone will ask you where you learned how to make such pretty flowers.

https://muppin.com/

Janome

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Women's Work is Never Done, #341808

Lectures
Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 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 exhibits classic tops that have been favorites throughout the years, as well as 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!

World of Swirls on the Longarm, #348542

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

Swirls are a great quilting pattern! There are so many ways to quilt swirls and so many different variations of swirls you can create. In this class, Jane will teach you as many swirl designs as she can. Two people per machine.

www.stitchbystitchcustomquilting.com

Handi Quilter

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Ziggy Four-Patch Diamonds, #347106f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Madison Room
Hanson, Reeze
Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

This is a jelly roll and fat quarter friendly class. All the diamonds are made in 4-patch components which can be moved around before you assemble the top. Fast and flexible technique with no set-in seams. Make a 6-Diamond wall hanging in the workshop, or expand at home for a larger quilt. This novel approach to assembly makes it fun to personalize your colors and fabrics. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

www.morningglorydesigns.com

elna

Zip Up, Up, and Away: Three Bags in One Class, #349501

Stitching with Style
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
McKinley Room
Damour, Pam
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Learn how to make three different bags, using three different stabilizers, and three different zipper installations. You will make the one-sided zipper bag, the grab & go make-up bag, and the eyeglass/ rotary cutter bag. Fabrics will vary.

www.pamdamour.com

Janome

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