Instructor

Vierra, Kris
Kris has been sewing and quilting for over 20 years. She loves sharing her passion for quilting and all things related to fabric, believing that quilting should be fun and not stressful. Kris teaches at national shows and guilds across the country, and has won numerous national awards for her machine quilting skills over the years. Most recently Kris was awarded “Best Movable” at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah 2018, as well as at AQS Phoenix and Des Moines in 2016. She also won the PFAFF Master Award for Machine Artistry at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in 2015. Two of her quilts, TIGER, TIGER and STAR OF INDIA, are part of the permanent collection at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah. She loves traveling and leads quilt tours all over the world. Kris believes that no matter what language you speak, fabric is universal. Check out her Stress Free Quilting™ Series for tons of quilting tips and tricks. Quilterontherun.com

Instructor Workshops

Continuous Line Custom Quilting, #22503

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 1
Vierra, Kris
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Love the look of custom quilting but concerned about the time or skill involoved? Don’t like to start and stop but still want that personalized quilting design for your quilt? Yes, you CAN do custom quilting fast and affordably. This class will cover how to get from one side of your quilt to the other with minimal stops and starts, little or no marking, and totally customized to your quilt.

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Feathers: From Funky to Formal on the Longarm, #28506

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Short Creek 1
Vierra, Kris
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Feathers may seem daunting to master, but they are a quilting staple that everyone should have in their skill set. Lose your intimidation of feathers in this class. Kris will have you quilting feathers from fun and funky to formal in no time. She’ll teach you all her tips and tricks to make feathers into one of your favorite quilting designs. You'll learn how to easily quilt feathers with little to no marking and how to fit them to any shape or block on your quilt. Two people per machine.

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Getting Started on the Longarm (First Offering), #28101w

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 1
Vierra, Kris
Beginner
$220

New to longarm quilting and not sure where to start? This class will take the fear out of your machine. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with the thought of buying a longarm, or of learning how to use your new, beautiful, and inspiring (but also terrifying and expensive) machine. If you’re scared to touch your machine, or just unsure where to start, join Kris for a hands-on basic class that will have you up and quilting in no time. Kris will take the fear out of using your machine, starting with the basics. She will teach you how to load the machine and the importance of a square backing. She’ll cover thread choices, batting, needle size, and more. Then, Kris will teach you some simple allover and custom designs to start finishing those tops. Kris’s stress-free approach will have you feeling confident and excited to start playing. Two people per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Getting Started on the Longarm (Second Offering), #28108f

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 1
Vierra, Kris
Beginner
$220

New to longarm quilting and not sure where to start? This class will take the fear out of your machine. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with the thought of buying a longarm, or of learning how to use your new, beautiful, and inspiring (but also terrifying and expensive) machine. If you’re scared to touch your machine, or just unsure where to start, join Kris for a hands-on basic class that will have you up and quilting in no time. Kris will take the fear out of using your machine, starting with the basics. She will teach you how to load the machine and the importance of a square backing. She’ll cover thread choices, batting, needle size, and more. Then, Kris will teach you some simple allover and custom designs to start finishing those tops. Kris’s stress-free approach will have you feeling confident and excited to start playing. Two people per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

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Handi Quilter

The Supporting Cast for the Longarm, #28507

Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Short Creek 1
Vierra, Kris
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Learn how to spice up your quilts with a variety of background fillers. From the basic to the advanced, this class has something for every skill level. You’ll learn how to build on basic fills to create texture and dimension in your quilting. Learn fills for traditional, modern, and art quilts. This class is in a lecture format and is suitable for all domestic and long arm quilters confident beginners to advanced. Numerous examples will be available to see designs as they look quilted. Two people per machine.

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Handi Quilter

Continuous Line Custom Quilting, #22503

Vierra, Kris
Saturday
Short Creek 1

Love the look of custom quilting but concerned about the time or skill involoved? Don’t like to start and stop but still want that personalized quilting design for your quilt? Yes, you CAN do custom quilting fast and affordably. This class will cover how to get from one side of your quilt to the other with minimal stops and starts, little or no marking, and totally customized to your quilt.

quilterontherun.com

Handi Quilter

Feathers: From Funky to Formal on the Longarm, #28506

Vierra, Kris
Thursday
Short Creek 1

Feathers may seem daunting to master, but they are a quilting staple that everyone should have in their skill set. Lose your intimidation of feathers in this class. Kris will have you quilting feathers from fun and funky to formal in no time. She’ll teach you all her tips and tricks to make feathers into one of your favorite quilting designs. You'll learn how to easily quilt feathers with little to no marking and how to fit them to any shape or block on your quilt. Two people per machine.

quilterontherun.com

Handi Quilter

Getting Started on the Longarm (First Offering), #28101w

Vierra, Kris
Wednesday
Short Creek 1

New to longarm quilting and not sure where to start? This class will take the fear out of your machine. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with the thought of buying a longarm, or of learning how to use your new, beautiful, and inspiring (but also terrifying and expensive) machine. If you’re scared to touch your machine, or just unsure where to start, join Kris for a hands-on basic class that will have you up and quilting in no time. Kris will take the fear out of using your machine, starting with the basics. She will teach you how to load the machine and the importance of a square backing. She’ll cover thread choices, batting, needle size, and more. Then, Kris will teach you some simple allover and custom designs to start finishing those tops. Kris’s stress-free approach will have you feeling confident and excited to start playing. Two people per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Handi Quilter

Getting Started on the Longarm (Second Offering), #28108f

Vierra, Kris
Friday
Short Creek 1

New to longarm quilting and not sure where to start? This class will take the fear out of your machine. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with the thought of buying a longarm, or of learning how to use your new, beautiful, and inspiring (but also terrifying and expensive) machine. If you’re scared to touch your machine, or just unsure where to start, join Kris for a hands-on basic class that will have you up and quilting in no time. Kris will take the fear out of using your machine, starting with the basics. She will teach you how to load the machine and the importance of a square backing. She’ll cover thread choices, batting, needle size, and more. Then, Kris will teach you some simple allover and custom designs to start finishing those tops. Kris’s stress-free approach will have you feeling confident and excited to start playing. Two people per machine. Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

quilterontherun.com

Handi Quilter

The Supporting Cast for the Longarm, #28507

Vierra, Kris
Thursday
Short Creek 1

Learn how to spice up your quilts with a variety of background fillers. From the basic to the advanced, this class has something for every skill level. You’ll learn how to build on basic fills to create texture and dimension in your quilting. Learn fills for traditional, modern, and art quilts. This class is in a lecture format and is suitable for all domestic and long arm quilters confident beginners to advanced. Numerous examples will be available to see designs as they look quilted. Two people per machine.

quilterontherun.com

Handi Quilter