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1001C    Square in a square (Concentrating on Square)

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Jodi Barrows   http://www.squareinasquare.com/

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

 

During this workshop, you will learn how the Square in a Square system works, from sewing the basic squares to learning the trimming of the Options to understanding the conversion charts. • Cutting, sewing and pressing of the shapes as well as understanding the conversion charts will allow the student to create and adapt other patterns to the system. This is a mini version of what would be taught during our Certified Teacher training session. NOTICE: This is a technique class instead of a project class.

 

KIT FEE: N/A

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY BABY LOCK

1003C   Altar Quilts  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $85

Jane Coscarelli   http://www.quarterinchpublishing.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

 

In honor of the traditions of Day of The Dead Altar Building. Students will be building their own Altar Quilts. Class will cover design traditonal and fusible techiques as well and photo transfer and embellishment. Included will be a short power point explaning altar building and its foundation and traditions.

 

KIT FEE: N/A

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT PROVIDED: BRING MACHINE

"C" = a class at the Convention Cneter.

"R" = a class at the Radisson

"N" = a class at the North Annex

1004C   Mastering Quilts as you go  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $85

Gudrun Erla   http://www.gequiltdesigns.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

 

Learn the tricks and techniques Gudrun has developed using a quilt as you go method to finish 2 projects quickly and with style.

 

KIT FEE: $35

KIT INCLUDES: Everything you need to make the All The Tricks Topper, precut, including backing & batting, along with the book Fast & Furious Home.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY JANOME

1005C   Traditional Hawaiian Appliqué  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Carrie Fondi http://www.alohaquiltshop.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

 

Learn how to fold, cut, and needle-turn appliqué a Traditional Hawaiian Appliqué Quilt. Class covers the history of Hawaiian Quilting and Needle-Turn Appliqué techniques - the Hawaiian Way.

 

HAND WORK CLASS

 

KIT FEE: $10

KIT INCLUDES: Class pattern and tracing template paper.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: HAND WORK CLASS

1006C   Sewing tool caddy  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Deb Granger http://www.freedomstarunited.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

Make sewing easy by constructing a tool caddy to keep your sewing tools organized and handy.

 

KIT FEE: N/A

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY BERNINA

1007C     Paisley Bear Floral Collage   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $95

Laura Heine  http://www.fiberworks-heine.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

Learn Laura's technique of collage while making her Paisley Bear Quilt. Learn about color and value placement and have a fun day of cutting, fusing and collaging!

 

KIT FEE: $115

KIT INCLUDES: Kit includes all fabrics for the quilt top, foundation and binding. Pattern included.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED

1008C     Fabulous Freehand Freemotion I   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $135

Suzanne Hyland    http://www.quilterstouch.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

 

Can't draw a stick figure? No worries! Suzanne's background is in economics, not art. Her confidence to teach freehand drawing comes from her belief that drawing is a learned skill just like reading and writing. Breaking designs into basic recognizable shapes-the same shapes you learned in childhood-makes freehand quilting a breeze. Walk away from class with confidence to create basic freehand backgrounds textures and feathers on the long arm.

 

KIT FEE: N/A

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY HANDI QUILTER

(This class is a Hands on Stand Up Longarm Class. The machine moves on a stationary frame. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.)

1009C     Just a little Snippy   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Amy Loh-Kupser    http://www.i-bead.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

 

Create a one-of-a-kind necklace to hold a great pair of thread snips (included in kit) using multiple bead techniques, Perfect for the beginner or advanced beader. Learn Circular Peyote, Netting, Fringing and Basic stringing. Showcasing how to combine multiple stitches for a fun design.

 

HAND WORK CLASS

 

KIT FEE: $45

KIT INCLUDES: Detailed step-by-step instructions. Thread Snips with Leather Sheath. Size 11 Miyuki Delicas, Size 11, 8 and 6 Czech Seed Beads, Fire Polish Crystals, Czech Pressed Glass Mini Daggers, Silamide Beading Thread, Size 10 Beading Needles and a Bead Mat.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: HAND WORK CLASS

1010R     Strip Pieced Mariners Compass   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Robin Long    http://www.robinruthdesign.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

 

Finally, the Mariner’s Compass block made easy! Learn how to use these revolutionary new rulers and method for making STRIP-PIECED 16-point Mariner’s Compass blocks in 16 sizes from 6”-36”. Students get to make their choice of a “Fat Robin” or “Skinny Robin” Compass (we make a 12” block in class), and then learn techniques for finishing the centers and making their block into a square. Instructions for finishing these blocks into pillows will be provided.

 

KIT FEE: $40

KIT INCLUDES: Skinny Robin 45 ̊ Mariner's Compass Ruler OR Fat Robin 60 ̊ Mariner's Compass Ruler

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT PROVIDED: BRING MACHINE

1011C     Machine Quilting Essentials   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $135

Sue Nickels    http://www.sue-nickels.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

Learn the fundamentals of machine quilting on the home sewing machine. Start with an in-depth discussion on thread, needles and notions. Next, practice the basic techniques of straight line and free motion machine quilting on small quilt packages. Stipple quilting and marked designs will be covered. After learning the skills to feel confident with these techniques, Sue will demonstrate how to successfully baste; package and machine quilt the actual quilt. Go home feeling confident to quilt any size and style quilt. Sue’s quilts will be shown for inspiration with lots of ideas for quilting the quilt- from traditional to modern style. With Sue’s patient guidance learn all the basic skills needed to machine quilt on your home sewing machine.

 

Please note- Students will stitch using pre-printed squares provided by Sue.

 

KIT FEE: $10

KIT INCLUDES: Six pre-printed practice squares

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY BERNINA-Q20/600

(The students in this class will share time between a standard BERNINA domestic machine and the BERNINA Q-20 sit down longarm machine. The quilter moves the fabric while the machine stays stationary. The skills taught in this class can be used on any domestic machine, or sit down longarm machine where the machine stays stationary while the quilter moves the fabric to create the design.)

1012C     Tarted up Pineapple   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Janna Thomas    http://blocloc.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

 

It's pure elegance and ease with the pineapple ruler from Bloc Loc. You'll learn how to use both sides of the ruler and sew simple, straight seams to create Janna's gorgeous double pineapple pattern. Class includes the free pattern, class handout and 15% student discount. Janna will arrive early and bring the rulers with her.

 

KIT FEE: $0

KIT INCLUDES: Class handout includes detailed information on the ruler and it's numerous applications. Students also receive other free patterns.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY VIKING

1013C     Lucky Lemoynes   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $85

Deb Tucker    http://www.studio180design.net/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

 

Learn to make traditional Lemoyne Stars using my patented tool and strip piecing process. The shapes start out slightly oversize and are trimmed down during construction making the sewing easy and blocks successful. We'll also be learning to make Shaded Four Patch units. These will be constructed with streamlined efficiency and super high precision making blocks that end up square and quick. Both processes are completely addicting! Each student can expect to make several star blocks as well as several alternate Shaded Four Patch blocks during class time.   The workshop is best suited to those with confident rotary cutting and machine piecing skills.

 

KIT FEE: $40

KIT INCLUDES: Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool, Lucky Lemoyne Pattern

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY PFAFF

1014R     Fun Feathers that Fit Anywhere   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $135

Kristin Vierra   http://quilterontherun.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

Want to do fun fabulous feathers, but don’t want to mark or do a lot of measuring? Not sure how to fit them into the quilt block you want? Than this is the class for you. This class will discuss how to fit feathers in to virtually any shape, with little or no marking. We will also talk about how to quilt feathers with a minimum of stops, starts and backtracking. This class is designed for the person that already has some skill as a quilter, either on a domestic or a long arm.

 

KIT FEE: $25

KIT INCLUDES: Materials and fabric to load the longarm.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Paper and Pencil

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY GAMMILL QUILTING SYSTEMS

(This class is a Hands on Stand Up Longarm Class. The machine moves on a stationary frame. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.)

1015A   Mystical Feathers  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $120

Jaime Wallen   http://quiltersapothecary.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  All Levels

 

Join Jamie and explore all feather forms including traditional, non-traditional, and stylized. Then discover how to use these options in allovers, and any custom shapes you run into in your client and personal quilts. This class is exclusively dedicated to feather work. If you’ve wanted to learn and apply a myriad of new, as well as classic feather styles, then this is the class for you! This class applies to all levels of Long-arm, Mid-arm, Short-arm or Hand Quilters.

 

KIT FEE: $25

KIT INCLUDES: Hand out, quilt wafer

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

Please Note This Class is Located at the Azure Hotel.

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY INNOVA

(This class is a Hands on Stand Up Longarm Class. The machine moves on a stationary frame. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.)

1016C     Fun with Free-motion Swirls      8:00 AM - 3:00 PM       $120

Christa Watson   http://www.christaquilts.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

Spirals and swirls can be quilted in different areas of your quilts, or used as an allover design, but did you ever realize how many variations you can get from one basic motif? In this class, you’ll learn how to quilt a “starter” swirl and then go from there to create packed spirals, elongated swirls, geometric variations, and many more. Each person has their own unique spiral or signature swirl, so join this adventure as you discover yours!

 

This full-day workshop includes a short lecture answering the often-asked question of “How do I Quilt it?” plus a mini-trunk show for inspiration, and bonus tips on basting.

 

Note: Students should be comfortable with basic machine free-motion quilting.

 

KIT FEE: N/A

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY SWEET 16

(This class is on a sit-down longarm machine. The quilter moves the fabric while the machine stays stationary. The skills taught in this class can be used on any domestic machine, or sit down longarm machine where the machine stays stationary while the quilter moves the fabric to create the design.)

1017C  Intro to Stained Glass Quilting, Allie Style    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   $85

Allie Aller   http://alliesinstitches.blogspot.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

We will create blocks that look complex but are so easy, using the Glue Appliqué and Iron On Leading Techniques from Allie's new book. Students will leave with the knowledge and inspiration to make many more of these habit forming blocks, to create a quilt the size of their choosing.

 

KIT FEE: N/A

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT PROVIDED: BRING MACHINE

1018C      Square of Hearts    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   $80

Betty Elliot (Moore's Educator)   http://www.moores-sew.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

 

This mat is both pieced and appliquéd. The design is simple and the fabrics make it special! Regardless of your quilting experience, this inspiring class is one not to miss. You will learn quilt piecing and appliqué techniques using a sewing machine and an electric cutter.

 

Project Specifications:

Skill Level: Beginner

Candle Mat size :18”x18”

 

KIT FEE: $25

KIT INCLUDES:  Cut and labeled, thread, batting, and trim. To create a beautiful table topper Candle Mat.

 

SUPPLY LIST: N/A

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY BROTHER

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