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Member registration begins May 28, 2024 at 9 a.m. (CDT).
Online general registration begins June 11 at 9 a.m. (CDT) and ends September 9, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. (CDT).

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

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A is for Appliqué - Baltimore-Style Wreath, #543101t

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Integrity B
Smith, Annie
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Elevate a traditional Baltimore-style wreath by adding your first or last initial to the block. Rosebuds, cherries, assorted flowers, and leaves create this unique block. The classic outer wreath is standard scale, while the initial motif is slightly smaller. All letter patterns from A - Z will be available for students' use. You will learn everything about Annie’s technique for successful machine appliqué. It's easily attainable - you’ll love it. The finished size of this project is 18" x 18".

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

anniesmith.net

PFAFF

All-Star Review, #STAR

Special Events
Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Mezzanine
All Levels
$35

Join us for our ever-popular All-Star Review and learn techniques from many of this year’s instructors. Each instructor will give a 10-minute demonstration to all participants from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., meet the instructors and purchase their books, patterns, and tools. You can even get an autograph or two. A booklet with printed handouts is provided to each participant. This event always sells out fast, so hurry and get your tickets today!

An Evening with Karen Stone (40th Anniversary Tribute), #KAREN

Special Events
Friday, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Mezzanine
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$35

Join renowned international award-winning quilter Karen K. Stone as she helps commemorate the American Quilter’s Society’s 40th Anniversary. Journey with Karen through a lifetime of quilts as she shares stories, lessons learned, and special memories. Throughout the presentation, you’re invited to join the discussion with questions. Karen reminisces about her cherished memories of her award-winning quilts and her enduring connection with AQS. Plus, delightful memories she's shared with fellow quilters, judges, and instructors. As an invaluable part of the AQS family, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Karen. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening filled with the beauty of Karen's quilts and the timeless memories she has graciously shared.

karenkstonequilts.com

Aurifilosophy Thread Matters, #549540

Quilting Technology
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Team Room 1
Smith, Annie
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

One of the most commonly overlooked but important parts of our quilts is thread! Explore the world of Aurifil threads in this informative and hands-on workshop. We'll discuss and stitch the seven weights of Aurifil, making a stitch sample that can be used in a resource binder or to make a zipper bag. Each weight has a specific and creative use for our quilts. A trunk show of quilts made with Aurifil threads will be shown and each participant will receive a bag of groovy Aurifil swag.

anniesmith.net

BERNINA

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Back to the Future - Then & Now, #541801

Lectures
Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Mezzanine
Kunkel, Jackie
All Levels
$15

Join us as Jackie Kunkel takes you back to 1976 when her sewing/quilting began! Then watch as she catapults you to the future and how she became a pattern/fabric designer. You will see some of her oldies and goody quilts as well as be WOWED by her newer more modern designs. Let's take a journey Back to the Future and see some amazing quilts! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

cvquiltworks.com

Be Wreath - Adorable Machine Appliqué, #543504

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Integrity A
Smith, Annie
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

The Be Wreath is a simple little machine appliqué. Learn layering, tucking, and easy to achieve machine appliqué with Annie's method. Give your wreath a "Be" sentiment by choosing the one that speaks to you - there are several to choose from. A little hand appliqué will complete your wreath.

anniesmith.net

Janome

Berry Border - Appliqué by Machine, #543501

Appliqué
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Team Room 1
Delaney, Pat
Intermediate
$75
Plus Material Fee

Create a beautiful border while learning to appliqué by machine. Pat shows you how it’s done and how to adapt it to your own quilt. The berry and tulip appliqués are fused and blanket stitched creating a lovely, traditional border for any quilt. Spacing and adding corner motifs will be discussed. You will be learning how to applique beautifully by machine to create an heirloom quality appearance.

crabtreelane.com

BERNINA

Block-at-a-Time Quilting (BAT), #548523

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Integrity B
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$70

Quilting a bed-sized quilt on a home sewing machine is a challenge - but not with Ann’s special technique for joining blocks or strips to make a completely finished quilt on your home machine. Learn the Block-at-a-Time quilting technique (as opposed to learning a specific piecing technique or block pattern) while making a table runner that can be finished in class. In this workshop, you will learn all the steps needed to complete an entire quilt on your home machine. Add this important skill to your quilting toolbox for when you want to finish the entire quilt and bypass the expense of longarming. You will also learn to adapt patterns to use this technique.

annholtequilting.com

PFAFF

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Cactus in Bloom - Paper Piecing, #547104f

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Inspire
Kunkel, Jackie
Intermediate
$125
Plus Material Fee

Learning how to paper piece is one of the most sought out quilting techniques. With this workshop, Jackie takes you through all the steps in an efficient and methodical way, sharing all the tools and knowledge needed to create a beautiful quilt. This quilt consists of only one block, so it is perfect if you want to just learn paper piecing. This workshop is recommended for advanced beginner to confident quilters. A knowledge of how to use a rotary cutter, ruler, and how to cut fabrics is a prerequisite. If you can do this, then this course is for you!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

cvquiltworks.com

Janome

Cinco de Mayo - New York Beauty, #547100w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Motivate A
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$160
Plus Material Fee

Karen's original quilt set the standard for contemporary interpretations of traditional patterns. Enjoy a day of color work, paper foundation technique, curved piecing (and alternatives), plus the variations that make this project unique.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

karenkstonequilts.com

BERNINA

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Circle Star by Machine, #547502

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Inspire
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$70

This block is from an early 1900s quilt, but it translates perfectly to today’s quilt world. With its curves, points, and octagons, it forms two wonderful secondary designs. The parts can be rearranged to make different designs. And it can be pieced by machine with the accompanying templates. In this workshop, you will learn to cut and piece this fascinating Circle Star block and to create other designs with the templates. The template set and carrying case are available for purchase in class and include a free pattern with the EQ8 file for individual color planning.

annholtequilting.com

Janome

Color and Quilting 101, #541802

Lectures
Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Mezzanine
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
All Levels
$15

Want to feel confident about your color choices for every quilt you make? Arm yourself with the tools and knowledge to build color plans for your blocks, quilts, and other projects in this essential workshop with Michelle Renee. Learn how to take advantage of your fabric selections to create the magic you’re looking for in each of your quilting projects. No matter what type of quilter you are, traditional or modern, you will improve your skills and sharpen your eye.

Michelle talks about ways to identify a fabric’s overall color, shading, and tone. Learn how to read and use a color wheel. Explore Analogous, Complementary, Split-Complementary, and Triadic color plans in fabric! Appreciate colors that naturally look good together! Get tips on how to arrange your fabric, analyze your fabric, and augment your stash with wise purchases. Look at your fabrics in a whole new way! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes. Michelle will have a limited number of Color Tools available for optional purchase at the Lecture:

  • The Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool
  • Essential Color Wheel Companion

sewonthego.net

Coloring Book Quilting, #548526

Creative Crafts
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Team Room 1
Delaney, Pat
All Levels
$75
Plus Kit Fee

Join Pat as we play with quilt designs, coloring book pages, and colored pencils. The latest craze in relaxation is coloring and we’ll take quiltmaking to the next step by adding color with pencils to our art quilts. Choose your motif and fill it with quilted designs to color. Watercolor pencils blend with water to create more colors and effects. Some free-motion quilting experience would be helpful. The kit includes the design, fill motifs, colored pencils, sealing medium, batting, and fabrics for the top, backing, and practice. This workshop gives you lots of ideas for quilting designs and a whole new look for your quilts.

crabtreelane.com

BERNINA

Diamonds In the Rough, #547504

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Integrity B
Kunkel, Jackie
Beginner
$80
Plus Material Fee

A great quilt to use up your scraps of fabric!! Create these beautiful floating diamonds on a solid background to make a terrific throw to hang or to gift. Try it with a dark background for variety! This is a great workshop to learn how to create your own design. Designer Jackie Kunkel makes this one a snap to piece! Making half-square triangles, you will release your inner designer.

cvquiltworks.com

PFAFF

Dimensional Hand Embroidery Stitches, #546500

Embroidery/Embellishment
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Team Room 2
Redford, Catherine
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Are you ready to add some more advanced dimensional stitches to your embroidery vocabulary? You’ll work on your piece from a selection of pre-printed fabric samplers. In class, you’ll learn crested chain stitch, bullion stitch, double cast-on, drizzle, trellis, and more! Take your hand stitching to the next level!

catherineredford.com

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Fabric Mania: 10 Ways to Craft Custom Fabric, #541804

Lectures
Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Mezzanine
Teng, Joyce
All Levels
$15

Have you ever wanted to transform a piece of dull fabric into something original and luminous? Joyce will show you 10 unique media techniques for creating printed and colored images on materials from silk to cotton to polyester. You will learn about five different mediums and how to apply them with various tools and layering stencils. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

teacherstamp.com

Fabric, Friends & Fun Night, #FFFN

Special Events
Thursday, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Mezzanine
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
All Levels
$35

Join us for an enchanting evening filled with quilting-inspired games that promise laughter, camaraderie, and plenty of quilting fun. Hosted by the delightful Michelle Renee Hiatt, 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!

 

Fills, Feathers, and Fancies!, #548120f

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Motivate A
Delaney, Pat
All Levels
$140
Plus Material Fee

Tired of the same old stippling? Perk up your machine quilting with a new vocabulary of designs for filling spaces and backgrounds. With more than 50 designs made to fit narrow borders, triangular patches, or background areas, you will have no trouble broadening your design ideas. This type of heirloom quilting is done with little or no marking. Go home with a portfolio of stitches to get your creativity flowing.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

crabtreelane.com

BERNINA

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Free-Motion Frenzy, #548540

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Motivate B
Whitney, Kristina
Beginner, Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Expanding your Free-Motion Skills on the Longarm: Do you feel stuck in a rut? Not sure where to start? This class will help increase your free motion portfolio by learning new techniques as you stitch part of a Dream Big panel.

kristinasquilting.wordpress.com

Handi Quilter

Free-Motion Raw-Edge Appliqué, #548524

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Team Room 1
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$95
Plus Kit Fee

A leafy gala of fabric, color, guided free-cutting, improvisation, and free-motion stitching. Great first experience for those new to free-motion machine quilting! Super fun, and most everyone finishes their little quilt (small version of pictured).

karenkstonequilts.com

BERNINA

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Gorgeous Gridwork, #548541

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Motivate B
Whitney, Kristina
Beginner, Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

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

kristinasquilting.wordpress.com

Handi Quilter

Hand Beading for Quilters, #546501

Embroidery/Embellishment
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Team Room 2
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

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 quilts 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.

catherineredford.com

Happily Scrappily with Diamonds, #547505

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Inspire
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$70

Discover the 65/115 degree Lancaster Diamond. This unique shape was designed in the 1860s by a couple of teenage girls, but was never seen outside a small area of Pennsylvania until a few years ago. This shape it adaptable, so it can be used in endless designs. You will receive the pattern to work on in class in addition to worksheets for assorted designs. Bring lots of scraps! You will be cutting pieces in the size range of (10" x 10"), (5" x 5"), (4" x 6"), and assorted strips and squares. Think of this technique as a collage made from diamond shapes.

annholtequilting.com

Janome

I'm Ready to Quilt! - Beginner Basic Quilting, #548522

Stitching with Style
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Team Room 1
Delaney, Pat
Beginner
$75
Plus Material Fee

Begin with the basics, and go quickly to stitching. Join Pat and explore many techniques including background fills, stencils, freehand designs, and motifs. If you are apprehensive or out of ideas, this workshop will rev up your skills making you a confident machine quilter ready to tackle those UFO’s that have been piling up. A quilt is truly yours when you finish it yourself.

crabtreelane.com

BERNINA

If Our Quilts Could Talk - Special Stories, #542500

Lecture/Demo
Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mezzanine
Smith, Annie
All Levels
$75
Plus Material Fee

If our quilts could talk, would they share our special stories? Each of the quilts we make contain stories that only we know; what was happening our lives, in the world, our communities, our homes and in our hearts – when they were made. Just as important as the label is on a quilt to identify the owner, our stories tucked away in our quilts are important to those who receive our quilts. Annie shares special stories belonging to famous quilters, unknown quilters, and even some stories of her life by sharing a trunk show of her quilts – and why these stories are so important. We'll examine possible stories that are buried in the quilts, discuss elements of the stories, outline our own story and begin writing.

anniesmith.net

Improv in Foundation Piecing, #547103t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Team Room 1
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$160

Let’s face it - making stuff up is fun! The pictured quilt “Starburst” was constructed improvisationally. Karen will help you find your improv wings, with just enough structure to guarantee a wonderful outcome. Let’s explore some possibilities!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

karenkstonequilts.com

BERNINA

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Inspiring Journey into Thread Painting Demonstration, #542501

Lecture/Demo
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Mezzanine
Hughes, Joyce
All Levels
$70

In her demonstration-based lecture, Joyce Hughes, an award-winning thread painting quilt artist, teacher, and author, shares how she discovered her passion for quilting and thread painting. She recounts pivotal moments and experiences that shaped her artistic journey, leading to her creation of art quilts with dimensional thread painting using panels. Throughout the presentation, Joyce, provides valuable insights, techniques, and tips garnered from her years of experience, inviting fellow quilters to explore their creativity and express themselves through the art of dimensional thread painting.

Explore how panels can be used in projects. With a little embellishing and/or dimensional thread painting on the fabric, it soon becomes a piece of art. Learn how to prepare for a project, set up the machine, and select thread colors to create highlights, shading, texture, and dimension. Then explore how layering numerous threads helps achieve different effects on the quilts. With the help of her “Before and After” art quilt showcase, Joyce shows how quilts transform through these techniques. Learn the secrets of turning a panel into a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

joycehughesoriginals.com

Introduction to Wool Appliqué, #543503

Appliqué
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Team Room 2
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Introduction to Wool Appliqué - the basics and beyond. 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 pin cushion. Use beautiful embroidery stitches to embellish and add further dimension to your project.

catherineredford.com

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Lessons Learned While Quilting, #541803

Lectures
Thursday, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mezzanine
Redford, Catherine
All Levels
$15

This is an inspiring and entertaining yet informative lecture exploring Catherine’s 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.

catherineredford.com

Longarm Basics for Everyone - Beginner, #548140w

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Motivate B
Whitney, Kristina
Beginner
$310
Plus Kit Fee

Are you curious about longarm quilting? A new owner of a longarm machine? Needing a refresher course? In this full-day workshop, learn the basics of longarm quilting, including quilt loading, maintenance, tensioning, and free-motion shapes. You will increase your confidence and get past the fear of using your longarm machine.

One person per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

kristinasquilting.wordpress.com

Handi Quilter

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Making Mosaic Art Quilts, #541805

Lectures
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Mezzanine
Proffetty, Heidi
All Levels
$15

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

heidiproffetty.com

Making the Lancaster Diamond Sampler, #547101t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Integrity A
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$110

Discover the 65/115 degree Lancaster Diamond. This unique shape was designed in the 1860s by a couple of teenage girls, but was never seen outside a small area of Pennsylvania until a few years ago. This shape it adaptable, so it can be used in endless designs. You will receive the pattern to work on in class in addition to worksheets for assorted designs.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

annholtequilting.com

Janome

Making the Negative a Positive, #548542

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Motivate B
Whitney, Kristina
Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Does negative space on your quilt overwhelm you? Do you struggle to think of quilting ideas? Join this class to learn techniques to break up the open space into more manageable parts. We'll practice creating secondary designs, motifs, channels, etc to make those designs really pop. Two people per machine.

kristinasquilting.wordpress.com

Handi Quilter

Mandala Magic with Rulers, #548543

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Motivate B
Whitney, Kristina
Intermediate, Advanced
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Are you wondering how you can do more with rulers? Let's quilt a mandala! Learn ways to mark your quilt and create an appealing design to stitch. Kristina shows you how to echo and add some microquilting. This workshop is designed for those with some ruler experience. If you have not used rulers, please sign up for the Rulers Are Your Friends class as well. Two people per machine.

kristinasquilting.wordpress.com

Handi Quilter

Mini Poinsettia Mosaic, #544100f

Fiber Art
Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Integrity A
Proffetty, Heidi
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Bring the beauty of Mosaics to your quiltmaking. Heidi breaks down each step she takes to create a mosaic quilt including working from a photograph, how to draw mosaic shapes, recognizing values and translating them to the colors, and how to choose just the right fabrics. She shares traditional and innovative designs and cutting techniques. Plus, she shows you how to do her technique of putting the mosaic design together without the need for a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. The poinsettia mosaic design is built from a pre-cut kit in the first half of the day. In the second half of the day, Heidi demonstrates quilting. Then, it’s your turn to layer your quilt, do some simple free-motion quilting, attach a gorgeous accent binding, and add fairy dust glitter.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

heidiproffetty.com

Janome

Nana's Favorite Quilt - Paper Piecing and Appliqué, #547105t

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Motivate A
Delaney, Pat
Intermediate, Advanced
$140
Plus Material Fee

A trip to Nana’s house was always a fun time for Pat. She loved her Nana’s embroidered table scarves and many textiles. This little quilt is full of all those visual memories. Play with 30’s fabrics (or maybe your Nana collected Civil War prints) while assembling the center blocks. A bit of paper piecing will speed things along. Next, explore thread sketching for the embroidered flowers in each basket. Spend the afternoon learning machine turned edge appliqué for the borders which include lots of flowers and berries.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

crabtreelane.com

BERNINA

Pretty Daisy Mosaic Mini Quilt, #543502

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Team Room 2
Proffetty, Heidi
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Introduce the art of Mosaics to your quiltmaking using Heidi Proffetty’s unique mosaic quilt making techniques. Heidi breaks down each step she takes to create a mosaic quilt, including working from a photograph and making designs of your own. You’ll learn about mosaic shapes, how to recognize values, and choosing just the right fabrics. She shares traditional and innovative designs and cutting techniques. Plus, she shows you how to do her technique of putting the mosaic design together without the need for a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. Using a purchased kit, you'll make this pretty daisy mosaic quilt. Plus, Heidi shares her tips for successfully quilting and finishing your project at home.

heidiproffetty.com

Pro Tips for Accurate Piecing - 54/40 or Flight Block, #547503

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Integrity B
Smith, Annie
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Pro Tips for Accurate Piecing is so simple and easy to achieve. We'll construct a traditional 54/40 or Fight block to practice precision piecing using one little essential notion. Trimming an over-sized section with points so your points aren't cut off is a skill you need. Simple techniques will add so much skill to your repertoire.

anniesmith.net

PFAFF

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Quad Four Quilt Tile, #543100w

Appliqué
Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Team Room 2
Proffetty, Heidi
Beginner, Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Reimagine hand-painted tile art as a stunning art quilt. Learn how Heidi draws from tile art's rich history to create her tiled designs while adding a quiltmaker's touch. Discover how to create endless quilt tile designs using color, repeating patterns, symmetry, grids, intertwining shapes, and motifs. Practice drawing your own tile design which can be used to make one of your tile quilts. Heidi demonstrates traditional and innovative designs and cutting processes as well as how to assemble the design without a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. Make this stunning 18" x 18" tile quilt using a kit and a few basic supplies. Although this isn't a sewing machine class, don't worry—Heidi shares her tips on how to quilt and complete your project at home.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

heidiproffetty.com

 

Quilts for a Cause, #541806

Lectures
Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Mezzanine
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$15

Women in the U.S. couldn’t vote until the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. Before that, women often expressed moral, religious, and political opinions in their quilts. Ann will discuss some of the opinions expressed on such issues as Temperance, Abolition, Suffrage, Health, and Military Actions. We still express ourselves through our quilts supporting of various community service projects. Ann is a member of the Quilts of Valor organization and co-author of two of their books. She will also discuss this project, which has awarded over 300,000 quilts to veterans “touched by war.”

annholtequilting.com

Raspberry Roll - Strip Piecing, #547500

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Integrity B
Kunkel, Jackie
Beginner
$80
Plus Material Fee

Create a beautiful throw simply by using two packages of pre-cut 2½" strips! All you need is 80 - 2½" strips to complete this beautiful throw! A great weekend project and gift for that loved one. One block and setting triangles make this a super fun and easy quilt. We all have scraps and 2½" strips. Let's dig in and use them up!

cvquiltworks.com

PFAFF

Rulers Are Your Friend, #548544

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Motivate B
Whitney, Kristina
Beginner
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Learn the basics of how to safely use rulers and templates to get precise and even stitching. Let your confidence soar as you gain proficiency in ruler use by creating a mini design sampler. You will receive tips and tricks along the way. Two people per machine.

kristinasquilting.wordpress.com

Handi Quilter

Stitching Life's Canvas: A Quilter's Odyssey, #541800

Lectures
Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Mezzanine
Poole, Linda M.
All Levels
$15

Join Linda on an enchanting voyage through her world of quilts—a journey that transcends fabric and stitches. In “Stitching Life’s Canvas,” we’ll explore how Linda’s quilts evolved, drawing inspiration from diverse sources:

  1. Wanderlust Threads: Linda’s quilts mirror her extensive travels across the globe. Each stitch tells a story—a memory from a bustling market in Turkey, balconies in Milan,Italy or Pandas in Washington DC’s zoo.
  2. Fairy Tale Stitches: Childhood fairytales wove magic into Linda’s heart. Now, she spins her own tales in fabric, creating quilts that whisper secrets of enchanted forests, brave knights, and mythical creatures.
  3. Doodles Unleashed: From idle sketches to vibrant coloring book pages, Linda’s doodles blossomed into intricate quilt designs. Explore the whimsical patterns that emerged from her playful imagination.
  4. Tapestry of Bias: Bias tape—unassuming yet transformative. Linda’s keen eye spotted its potential everywhere: on city streets, in vintage shops, and along winding trails. She celebrates bias tape’s versatility and ingenuity.
  5. Appliqué and Paintbrush: Linda’s dual passions collide in her quilts. Witness the fusion of delicate appliqué blooms and bold brushstrokes—a harmonious dance of fabric and color.

Throughout this lecture, Linda’s entertaining anecdotes, infectious humor, and unwavering positivity will leave you inspired. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or a curious novice, prepare to see life through the kaleidoscope of Linda’s quilts. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

lindampoole.com

The Railroad Quilt, #547501

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Inspire
Holte, Ann
All Levels
$70

We are always looking for ways to use up scraps. This quilt is a fun way to use not only your scraps, but other people’s scraps! Bring your scraps to the workshop and dump them into a pile to share with the group. Learn a quick way to make the railroad tracks and receive a pattern for making the entire quilt. This is a fun workshop and you will enjoy swapping scraps and getting to know your classmates. You will receive a pattern as part of the class.

annholtequilting.com

Janome

Twirling - Dresden Plate, #547102t

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Inspire
Kunkel, Jackie
Intermediate
$125
Plus Material Fee

Learn how to make this classic Dresden Plate using machine appliqué. This fresh modern take on a classic block is easy using Jackie’s technique to create the dresden blades and apply them to the background. Fun and fresh, learn how to cut these, turn them, and use decorative stitching if you choose. Then, finish the project off with a Piano Key border to round out the entire design. Come and join Jackie and learn all the tips and techniques to create this fabulous quilt.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

cvquiltworks.com

Janome

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour, #TOUR

Special Events
Wednesday, 7:30 - 8 :30 AM
Exhibit Hall Entrance
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
All Levels
$15

Join Michelle Renee Hiatt and Michelle Thompson for an inspirational guided quilt tour. In the peace and quiet, before the show opens to the public, enjoy an up-close viewing of the award-winning quilts and Special Exhibits. Hear the background of the quilts, ask questions, and capture up-close photographs before the crowds arrive. Be the first to witness the amazing quilts on display in this inspirational exploration! Don't miss the chance to be the first to witness the extraordinary quilts on display, turning this experience into a memory to cherish!

Walking Foot Quilting , #548520

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Integrity A
Redford, Catherine
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

An introductory class in walking foot quilting. Learn how to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of your walking foot. We will begin with a brief discussion of preparing your tops for quilting, including marking and basting. Then, we will make stitched samples of different styles including matchstick quilting, grids, combined stitches, serpentines, and a basic spiral. Finish with a look at Catherine’s work to inspire you to go home and turn your tops into quilts.

catherineredford.com

Janome

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Walking Foot Quilting Maximum Impact, #548525

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Motivate A
Redford, Catherine
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Walking Foot Quilting – take the scenic route! In this class, you will add hand stitching to your walking foot quilting for maximum impact. Make samples of different machine stitched grids and hand-embroidery combinations that will have you planning your quilting before you even start piecing your quilt top.

catherineredford.com

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Walking Foot Quilting: Curves and Spirals, #548521

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Integrity A
Redford, Catherine
Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Take your Walking Foot Quilting to the next level with organic curves and super spirals. Elevate your technique with beautiful organic curves. Learn how to execute sharp turns and make accurate straight line polygon spirals. Circular spirals round out the workshop.

catherineredford.com

Janome

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When Life Gives You Fat Quarters... Make a Quilt, #541807

Lectures
Friday, 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Mezzanine
Hiatt, Michelle Renee
All Levels
$15

Join Michelle Renee as she reflects on her journey with quilting, a passion that has provided solace and inspiration through life’s peaks and valleys, providing her with peace and therapy when she has needed it most. In her engaging lecture, she shares and discusses over 30 quilts she has created over the past 30 years, including award-winning pieces. She demonstrates her progression and development as a quilter and designer, showcasing the evolution of her craft. Michelle Renee discusses how quilters can develop their own unique style by fearlessly experimenting and making designs their own. By understanding the color choices and plans of designers, attendees learn how to create beautiful quilts with their own personal touch. She also presents “alternate views” of the quilts, illustrating how different color plans or placements create different illusions. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

sewonthego.net

Whimsy Palm Tree Mosaic Quilt, #543505

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Team Room 2
Proffetty, Heidi
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Let's escape on a tropical vacation while making this whimsical palm tree mosaic mini quilt. Introduce the art of Mosaics to your quiltmaking using Heidi Proffetty’s unique mosaic quilt making techniques. Heidi breaks down each step she takes to create a mosaic quilt including making a design of your own, learn about mosaic shapes, how to recognize values, and choosing just the right fabrics. She shares traditional and innovative designs and cutting techniques plus she shows you how to do her technique of putting the mosaic design together without the need for a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. Using a supplied kit, you'll make this "Take Me Away on a Vacation" mosaic quilt. Plus, Heidi shares her tips for successfully quilting and finishing your project at home.

heidiproffetty.com

Wool Appliqué by Machine, #543500

Appliqué
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Integrity B
Smith, Annie
All Levels
$70
Plus Material Fee

Beautiful wool appliqué is easily achieved with a few simple steps. Learn how to use your sewing machine to create a small sample that can be turned into a pillow, a pin cushion, a zipper bag, or a small crossbody bag. Choose from the variety of decorative stitches to make your wool appliqué a unique piece. We'll use designer-weight threads to add texture and sheen.

anniesmith.net

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