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  Monday, March 07, 2016
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Class
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Hands on Workshop Precision Sewing for Fashion (More the Days Before) Cynthia Guffey Monday
3/7/16

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 

Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:30pm If you’ve seen Cynthia’s garments, you already know there is something magical More...

   
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  Thursday, March 10, 2016
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Class
Codes
Hands on Workshop Custom Made Fabric with Paintstiks (BYOF) Laura Murray Thursday
3/10/16

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5X
  Have you ever been partway into a project, and find you now urgently need a fabric your  stash just doesn’t contain? Learn how to create t More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Seasonal Table Topper with Prairie Points Helene Weber Thursday
3/10/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
  This small topper is the perfect way to carry the seasons into your home. Fun and simple to create, the process is one you’ll want to use over More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Hoop-It-Up Jelly Roll Stasher Cindy Losekamp Thursday
3/10/16

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 8X
  Create a lined and quilted zipper pouch in no time at all as you discover a new way to use the beautiful (but sometimes hard to use) jelly roll strips More...
   
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Hands on Workshop More 30 Minute Gifts: A Project Workshop Connie Spurlock Thursday
3/10/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25
  Join in the fun as you learn valuable, quick and easy sewing techniques to improve your sewing skills as you make these fun projects.  There are More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Heirloom Sewing Techniques on a Serger Kathy McMakin Thursday
3/10/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
  Do you love that vintage look but think you don’t have enough sewing time to complete something so intricate? Well, think again! Heirloom deta More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Ezekiel's Crown (BYOF) Debby Kratovil Thursday
3/10/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
 

Satisfy your desire to learn both paper piecing and working with curved units to create this dynamic Ezekiel’s Crown quilt. Composed of 16 b More...

   
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Hands on Workshop Applique and More: The Digital Cutting Workshop Libby Ashcraft Thursday
3/10/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
  Take your applique to the next level using an electronic cutter to cut out those tricky applique shapes, then finish your project on the embroidery ma More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Crazy 8s- Oops 9s! Marty Moon Thursday
3/10/16

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A13X
  Unleash your creativity with just nine squares of fabric, as you make these one-of-a-kind nine-patch blocks. Unbelievably fun and easy! After the con More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Getting Comfortable with Your Sit-Down Longarm***** Susan Jungerheld Thursday
3/10/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30
  Sit-down longarm machines are one-trick ponies: built exclusively for free-motion stitching, they’ve got the space to quilt pieces up to the siz More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Beginning Longarm Quilting Gina Perkes Thursday
3/10/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A15X, B31
  This class will take the beginning longarm quilter to the front of the machine where you will gain confidence in free motion quilting and begin learni More...
   
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Sewing Tissue Knits Linda Lee Thursday
3/10/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1
  Learn to sew what we want to wear - super lightweight, semi-sheer and open weave knit fabrics. Linda gives you her well-researched tips for getting yo More...
   
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Tummy Tuck Jeans and Slacks Kathy Ruddy Thursday
3/10/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2
  ‘Magic’ fabric and specially designed pockets can team up to make your tummy look flatter and your booty perkier. Learn to work with stret More...
   
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Working With Non-Average Fabrics Connie Palmer Thursday
3/10/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3
  We’re so attracted to them …. they’re more fun, they make a bigger impression and they can be some of the simplest to work with --- when you know how! More...
   
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Know Your Half Measurements (and how to use them) Louise Cutting Thursday
3/10/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4
  They are key numbers when measuring patterns, placing you into a size and even when purchasing ready to wear. It’s not the pattern or you that More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Fitting Your Hanger: Shoulder Width Cynthia Guffey Thursday
3/10/16

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6, B22
  Fitting Your Hanger: A Fitting Course
The majority of fitting issues that are encountered in the upper body (jackets, blouses, bodices) or
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Dress Form Draping Joe Vecchiarelli Thursday
3/10/16

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B17X
  Joe Vecchiarelli has been working on dress forms with designers, fitters and fashion draping experts for years, leading to the development of this one More...
   
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Pattern Alteration SOS (Swivel Our Seams) Lorraine Henry Thursday
3/10/16

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18
  Tired of cutting your pattern into puzzle pieces and trying to put it back together to make it “kind of fit”? Have you ever wanted to jus More...
   
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Notions You Can't Sew Without Connie Palmer Thursday
3/10/16

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19
  Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly beco More...
   
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Make It Reversible - Two Jackets in One Rae Cumbie Thursday
3/10/16

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20
  Explore the possibilities and learn about planning and sewing wonderful reversible jackets. Consider closures, pockets, interfacings and other structu More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Fabric, Stencil and Ink Joyce Teng Thursday
3/10/16

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X
  Transform plain fabric into unique and beautiful textiles using high quality Tsukeniko® inks and several simple tools. Learn how to color a divers More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Pieced & Quilted Zipper Pouch Cindy Losekamp Thursday
3/10/16

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B24X
  Create this adorable zipper bag in class! Compose your pouch completely in the hoop, including piecing, quilting, installing a zipper (really!) and e More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Machine Techniques: Perfect Buttonholes Barb Callahan Thursday
3/10/16

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B29X
 
Experiment with both decorative and utilitarian buttonholes as you use and expand upon ones pre-programmed into the machine. Explore corded and More...
   
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Principles of Digitizing: What Makes a Good Embroidery Design Soni Grint Thursday
3/10/16

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C35X
  Anyone who has embroidered knows that not all designs are the same. Some stitch out easily and with others you struggle to make them work. What is t More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Precision Piecing: Half Square Triangle Borders (BYOF) Mary Kerr Thursday
3/10/16

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C43X, D59
  Do you love the look of a half-square border but worry about your points being ‘eaten’? Create two different sizes of Half-Square borders More...
   
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The New Tailored Shirt: Part I Cynthia Guffey Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33
  The New Tailored Shirt: A Two-Part Series
One of the most versatile components of a casual or business wardrobe, the new shirt offers unlim
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The Captain and Chenille Pattie Otto Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
  Let the captain (your embroidery machine) lead the way to making delightful dimensional chenille embroidery. Pattie explores fabric choices, designs More...
   
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Stretching: A Little Challenge Takes You a Long Way Rae Cumbie Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36
  A little challenge goes a long way when you want to take your sewing up a notch. Choose to push your art or skill set with a self-defined challenge to More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Beginning Hand Smocking Kathy McMakin Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY
  Did you know that most geometric smocking designs are made up of just four basic stitches, configured in different ways? The age-old technique of han More...
   
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Shape Up Those Garments Sandy Miller Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C38
  Go from results that look like a discount store to those at the high-end mall with only a small investment of time and effort. No exotic tools needed More...
   
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Creating 3-D Applique Nancy Sapin Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C39
  There are so many different ways to create a 3-D appliqué, let's explore some of those options to put pizazz into your garments, quilts, wallhang More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Regal Rooster Helene Weber Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
  Work with hand-dyed fabrics and commercial batiks to create this impressive quilt. Build your background using a clever piecing formula you’ll More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Cuddle® Blanket Workshop Connie Palmer Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
  OK, we all love to fondle these yummy fabrics ….. but just how on earth do we sew them? Well, time to get your hand on experience with the gui More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Floating Block Tote Joyce Keske and Susan Zellers Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
  With fabric strips and a bold color palette, creating this stunning tote is fun and easy. You’ll build the tote sections from smaller squares w More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Chubby Churn Dash: Make a Block (BYOF) Mary Fons Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY
  The "chubby" Churn Dash has the perfect visual ratio of triangles and squares. During class you'll use the Fons & Porter Half-and-Quarter ruler to More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Quiltmaking 101: In the Beginning Karen Benke Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY
  Learn to construct three of the quilt world’s most loved motifs: the four patch block, half-square triangle block and flying geese. You’l More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Machine Quilting: Basics and Beyond Debby Kratovil Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C46, D62XY
  Using Debby's KISS Method (Keep It Small & Simple), discover how liberating free-motion machine quilting can be. Discuss threads, batting and bast More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Beauteous Blocks and Borders Gina Perkes Thursday
3/10/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C47, D63XY
  Learn to create quilting designs to fit your borders and design one-of-a-kind block motifs as you find inspiration and the practical knowledge to make More...
   
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DIY Pants Fitting Linda Lee Thursday
3/10/16

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49
  Not many of us enjoy the benefit of having an expert pants fitter at our fingertips, so we are left to our own devices when it comes to altering our p More...
   
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Yikes Stripes! Kathy Ruddy Thursday
3/10/16

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
  Striped fabric can become your new best design friend. Not only can it be used to extend your creativity and ability to design unique statement piece More...
   
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Virtual Design Wall Cristy Fincher Thursday
3/10/16

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
  Design walls help quilters lay out their projects and visualize how their quilts will look after all of the piecing is done. Some of us use walls, tab More...
   
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Binding for Beginners Connie Spurlock Thursday
3/10/16

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52
  Got your quilt (or other project) finished? Now you have to bind it. Learn what you need to know to properly prepare the quilt for binding, discuss More...
   
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Tell Stories Through Memory Quilts Cindy Losekamp Thursday
3/10/16

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D54
  Get your family photographs out of the drawer and allow them to take center stage in your next project. You’ll see how to turn your paper photo More...
   
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Hands on Workshop So You Want to Sew Clothes... Lorraine Henry Thursday
3/10/16

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D55, E71
  You’ll need to know a bit (or more) about fit and pattern alteration. Don't waste time and money making a garment that will be thrown away beca More...
   
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The New Tailored Shirt: Part II Cynthia Guffey Thursday
3/10/16

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
  The New Tailored Shirt: A Two-Part Series
One of the most versatile components of a casual or business wardrobe, the new shirt offers unlim
 More...
   
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Yes, You Can Machine Quilt Your Vintage Top Mary Kerr Thursday
3/10/16

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
  Many questions arise when we consider finishing our vintage textiles. Can we machine quilt them, what do we need to think about, will we destroy the v More...
   
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Applique and More: Discover Digital Cutting Libby Ashcraft Thursday
3/10/16

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68
  The amazingly versatile digital home cutting machine takes appliqué and crafting to the next level. See how easy it is to scan images directly i More...
   
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Bags Demystified Barb Callahan Thursday
3/10/16

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E70
  Explore the insides and outsides of creating great bags. Learn to choose interfacings for the stability and the look you’re after, then discove More...
   
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Hands on Workshop The Sleeve Workshop: Fit, Feel and Fashion Kathy Ruddy Thursday
3/10/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F82X, G 98
  Armholes and sleeves, sleeves and armholes. One of the trickiest parts of our garments to get right, the opposing circles need not only to fit togethe More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Fabric Maniac's Collage June Colburn Thursday
3/10/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101
 
Collage is a path to finding your true creative spirit! Come with a sense of discovery as you spend time with a medium you’ve known foreve More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Tee Shirt Quilts the Easy Way: The Workshop (BYOF) Kaye Koler Thursday
3/10/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104
 

Get those tee shirts out of the box and into a quilt -- the fast way! Using your pre-cut 2 or 3 inch fabric strips and a collection of memory-fille More...

   
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Hands on Workshop Free-Motion Quilting: Filling the Spaces (BYOF) Sharon Schamber Thursday
3/10/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105
  This home-machine based class covers the basic shapes of feathered quilting and how those shapes are used to fill the spaces. You will learn how to p More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Precision Piecing: Sawtooth Star (BYOF) Mary Kerr Thursday
3/10/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F91X, G107
  Perfect points and matched corners can be yours! Whether you’re just starting to piece or want to take your confidence and precision up a notch More...
   
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Hands on Workshop A Quilt Called Whisper (BYOF) Mary Fons Thursday
3/10/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F92X, G108
 
We could call this class "Learn to Choose Fabric, Finally!", but it’s so much more. Thousand Pyramids, is both modern and traditional. Lea More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Dutch Darlings (BYOF) Cristy Fincher Thursday
3/10/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F93X, G109
 

Dutch Darlings is a sweet quilt and the perfect project for stretching your piecing skills. Discover a simple technique for creating scrap More...

   
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New Clues in Solving the Pants Puzzle Lorraine Henry Thursday
3/10/16

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
F83
  Frustrated with making pants? Crotchety crotches that don’t fit comfortably, wrinkles under the buttocks, diagonal wrinkles from the side down t More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Fitting Your Hanger: Upper Back Curve Cynthia Guffey Thursday
3/10/16

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F86, G102
  Fitting Your Hanger: A Fitting Course
The majority of fitting issues that are encountered in the upper body (jackets, blouses, bodices) or
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Hands on Workshop Design a Rhinestone Iron-On Template Cindy Losekamp Thursday
3/10/16

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F87, G103
  Are you tired of gluing on hot fix crystals one-at-a-time?  Well, those days are over!  See how to create the design, what kinds of graphics More...
   
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  Friday, March 11, 2016
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Hands on Workshop Painted Petaliferous Block Laura Murray Friday
3/11/16

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H117X
  Painted Petals create beautiful abstract flowers in this unusual 5 1/4” block design, based on Laura's Tileworks techniques. Learn to use Paint More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Madeira Applique and Lace Shaping Kathy McMakin Friday
3/11/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
  The intricate look of Madeira applique and lace shaping can be achieved in minutes with today’s machines and notions. Does anything compare to More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Easy Star Block + Tips For Beginners (BYOF) Mary Fons Friday
3/11/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
  You can make a gorgeous Sawtooth Star block without cutting triangles! Learn the "flippy corner" Flying Geese method with Mary Fons. Mary will teach y More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Coco's Wallet Joyce Keske and Susan Zellers Friday
3/11/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
 

Making this detailed, clever wallet is quick and easy on the serger. After creating a decorative front with threads and stitching, move onto addin More...

   
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Hands on Workshop Fundamentals of Freemotion Quilting Gina Perkes Friday
3/11/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
 

This class takes the beginning machine quilter to a new level! Students gain confidence in free motion quilting and begin learning how to use ruler More...

   
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Hands on Workshop Patty's Summer Parasol (BYOF) Debby Kratovil Friday
3/11/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140
 
This variation on the traditional Double Wedding Ring makes for a delightful summer quilt. Not for true beginners, it’s enjoyable and very More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Machine Techniques: Beautiful, Unusual Seams Barb Callahan Friday
3/11/16

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H125X
  Seams are not just the basic structure holding a garment together. They can also make a decorative statement, either bold or subtle. Discover a seri More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Using Rulers and Templates with your Sit-Down Longarm***** Susan Jungerheld Friday
3/11/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142
  The trickiest thing for free-motion stitchers to create is a straight line. Learn safe ways to use rulers and templates to stitch-in-the-ditch and mak More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Easy Free Motion Quilting Designs with Stencils Helene Weber Friday
3/11/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H127X, J143
  Learn how easy it is to make your own quilting designs using stencils as a jumping-off point for your longarm machine. Lessons include: creating multi More...
   
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Digital Cutting Software: Click to Creativity Libby Ashcraft Friday
3/11/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
 
Software for digital cutting equipment makes it fun and easy to expand the capabilities of a digital cutter. Look at the process of importing an More...
   
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Stretch Your Knit Knowledge Rae Cumbie Friday
3/11/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114
 
Get a robust introduction to a variety of knit fabrics and the techniques that make for great knit garments. Catch up on the latest techniques fo More...
   
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Trims and Embellishments for Garments, Gifts and Home Connie Palmer Friday
3/11/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115
  Making a nice pillow is easy. Making a decorator pillow, with wonderful details, is also easy. The same applies to garments and other sewing project More...
   
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Searching for a Pant That’s Always On The Cutting Edge Louise Cutting Friday
3/11/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116
  With 5 pant styles in her pattern line, Louise provides many options from which to choose. Discover how to make the various designs fit your own shap More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Fitting Your Hanger: Shoulder Slope Cynthia Guffey Friday
3/11/16

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H118, J134
  Fitting Your Hanger: A Fitting Course
The majority of fitting issues that are encountered in the upper body (jackets, blouses, bodices) or
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Hands on Workshop Hoopless Hand Quilting (BYOF) Sharon Schamber Friday
3/11/16

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
H119, J135X
  Hand quilting can be a very fun and satisfying experience. In this unique ‘hoopless’ workshop, Sharon shares with you all the little tips More...
   
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Sparkle It Up! Cindy Losekamp Friday
3/11/16

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129
  Adding a little sparkle to your garments is so much fun to do. Admit it…we’re all drawn to things that shine! See many new and exciting More...
   
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First We Go Up, Then We Come Down Lorraine Henry Friday
3/11/16

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130
  How does a basic law of physics apply to fitting patterns? No, we’re not talking about weight, we’re talking about a basic law of fitting: More...
   
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Notions Commotion* Cynthia Fellows-White Friday
3/11/16

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131
  Get a grip on the newest notions to make your projects easier, faster, more fun and much more creative! If you've been at the sewing machine "forever" More...
   
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Sew Elastic Waistbands Like a Pro Pattie Otto Friday
3/11/16

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J132X
  Elastic waistbands, the ultimate in comfort for skirts, pants and shorts can be sewn with professional results every time. This class will show fool p More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Alabama Chanin Stitched Organic Scarf Linda Lee Friday
3/11/16

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X
  Make a one-of-a-kind scarf using the much-coveted and (for most of us) sorely-needed "slow sewing” hand stitching technique made famous by Natal More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Machine Techniques: Pleats, Ruffles, Scallops Barb Callahan Friday
3/11/16

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J141X
  Add any or all of these three different details to your sewing projects quickly -- and with no stress on you or your sewing machine. You’ll disc More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Fabric, Stencil and Ink Joyce Teng Friday
3/11/16

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K149X
  Transform plain fabric into unique and beautiful textiles using high quality Tsukeniko® inks and several simple tools. Learn how to color a divers More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Bead Ladder Bracelet Tammie Campbell Friday
3/11/16

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K151X
  Make this fun and easy bracelet using common jewelry making tools and techniques. You’ll choose your bead color, and when your bracelet is finis More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Machine Embroidery for Beginners Barbara Moore Friday
3/11/16

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K152X, L168
  We all need a solid foundation, and this is the place to get it for machine embroidery. Begin with machine set-up, learn how to hoop and then complete More...
   
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How to Fit A Dress Form to Your Body Shape Joe Vecchiarelli Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
 

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form.  Learn to make simple adjustments wit More...

   
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Serger 911 Kathy Ruddy Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
  Get comfortable with your serger! Control serger tensions with a formula that works on any serger and see factors that affect stitch quality plus some More...
   
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Details Make the Bag Connie Palmer Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147
  So you’re interested in making a grown-up tote, purse or clutch. Well, here’s a chance to learn what a world-class fabric designer (Tula More...
   
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The Language of Patterns Cynthia Guffey Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148
  Sewing patterns are filled with symbols, abbreviations and charts which deliver a wealth of information. Get a thorough explanation of the terminolog More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Designing Your Quilt Sharon Schamber Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY
  From a master of her art, this workshop focuses on Sharon’s unique approach to designing beautiful and unique quilts. She’ll demonstrate h More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Garden Pond (BYOF) Cristy Fincher Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
 

Curved piecing is easier than ever! Discover how to create Drunkard's Path blocks with the Piec-lique technique, which takes the fear out of curve More...

   
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Hands on Workshop Modern Quilt Block Runner Joyce Keske and Susan Zellers Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K154, L170, M186
   Piecing on a serger is something most quilting/sewing enthusiasts never consider. But we should! This fast, easy alternative to traditional ma More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Precision Piecing: A Perfect Bowtie (BYOF) Mary Kerr Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY
  Make a Bowtie block without the thought of Y seams causing you to break out in hives! Learn the essential techniques, starting from the basics, then More...
   
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Hands on Workshop SewHappy Dresden Mini Quilt (BYOF) Kaye Koler Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY
 
Machine piece and applique this modern version of an old classic for a super-fast way to create this darling 18” x 9” miniature. A q More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Quiltmaking 202: In the Middle Karen Benke Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY
  Focus on fussy cutting fabric, mitered borders and adding a zipper to a pillow back, all skills learned as you complete your travel pillow in class. More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Make Mine Modern Gina Perkes Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K158, L174XY
  Let’s face it, modern quilts provide a beautiful canvas to showcase amazing quilting designs. Join Gina as she shares a variety of modern desig More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Easy Allover Quilting Designs Jodi Robinson Friday
3/11/16

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K159, L175XY
  Draw your way to learning very simple ways to create beautiful freehand quilting without having to follow a pattern. There is no math involved, and wi More...
   
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What I Know for Sure About Quilting + Life Mary Fons Friday
3/11/16

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161
  In Mary's newest (smash-hit!) lecture, you'll learn patchwork tips, lessons to think about and a little about life in general as it applies to life an More...
   
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Who Fits the Dressmaker? Lorraine Henry Friday
3/11/16

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
  She does! When you have no one to help, you learn to fit yourself. The easiest way to do this is through measurements. Learn the art of measuring, More...
   
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Conquering Paper Piecing Connie Spurlock Friday
3/11/16

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
  Paper piecing is easy, but depending on your previous experience you may feel IT has conquered you. People either love or hate paper piecing, but by More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Compute and Sew Soni Grint Friday
3/11/16

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L164, M184
  During the first hour: Compute. See just how easy and fun it can be to design an embroidery file. From choosing the fonts to making a quick quilt d More...
   
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Pro Tips for Shirts and Tops Sandy Miller Friday
3/11/16

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165
  We all have baggy shirts, too-long (or too-short) pants, and boxy jackets hiding in the back of our closets. If those garments were a bit more form-f More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Flowers, Buds and Leaves: A Ribbon and Fabric Bouquet Kathy McMakin Friday
3/11/16

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L167, M183
  Luscious ribbons of all sizes and colors are folded and stitched in a variety of ways that transform them into beautiful flowers, buds and leaves. Ka More...
   
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The Anatomy of a Sleeve Linda Lee Friday
3/11/16

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
  The set of a sleeve is the telltale sign of a quality garment. Whether you are tailoring a jacket or making a casual linen top, the sleeves should ha More...
   
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Shirts, Chiffon and Skinny Pants Kathy Ruddy Friday
3/11/16

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
 

 Kathy's recent trip to NYC inspired this class, when she observed how great women of all sizes and shapes looked in this type of outfit. A l More...

   
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Working With Non-Average Fabrics Connie Palmer Friday
3/11/16

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179
  We’re so attracted to them …. they’re more fun, they make a bigger impression and they can be some of the simplest to work with --- when you know how! More...
   
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Pants Fitting: A Visual Tutorial Cynthia Guffey Friday
3/11/16

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180
  Get a grip on critical pant fitting issues as you see mock ups in various sizes modeled on real figures represented in class. Learn about fitting rou More...
   
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Create a Bevy of Bands Rae Cumbie Friday
3/11/16

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181
  Ah, the blank slate of possibilities offered the creative sewer who chooses a pattern with a kimono band! Learn how to develop new neck band shapes a More...
   
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Hands on Workshop It's a Hoot Jodi Robinson Friday
3/11/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N194X, P210
  Bring your crayons to class! Learn to doodle and color your way to completing these adorable owls. Using markers to doodle and crayons to color, you More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Starting from Scratch: Go Where the Dummy Books Don’t Marty Moon Friday
3/11/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213
  This is the workshop you’ll remember for a lifetime of quiltmaking: actually draft (on graph paper) one or more quilt blocks, then learn to mea More...
   
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Hands on Workshop English Paper Piecing: Floating Down A Lazy River Mary Kerr Friday
3/11/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N198X, P214
  English Paper Piecing is given new life when we recreate designs from a 1940's vintage quilt. Learn the basic techniques while creating this unique v More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Woven Crazy Woman Barb Callahan Friday
3/11/16

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N199XX
 
Use Barb's newest loom to weave this wonderful “crazy” woman from an array of fun fibers. Learn easy tapestry weaving, then enjoy emb More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Vintage Clasp Purse: Taffeta and Beads Cindy Losekamp Friday
3/11/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N200X, P216
  It’s a purse with lots of lessons for your sewing and embroidery ventures, but the best part is how much you’ll use it! Think about weari More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Glow Stick (BYOF) Cristy Fincher Friday
3/11/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217
 

Clever use of colors and an easy block make the Glow Stick design come to life. In this class your piecing skills will grow and "glow"! Discover a More...

   
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Hands on Workshop Make Mine Mini! (BYOF) Kaye Koler Friday
3/11/16

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N205X, P221
  Enjoy this basic approach to paper piecing….on a small scale! Acquire necessary skills to complete several blocks in class with an award winnin More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Exotica Quilt Block Laura Murray Saturday
3/12/16

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X
  Evoke the exotic designs of ancient Persia while completing your one-of-kind quilt block in class. You’ll have fun while learning how to use Pai More...
   
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Hands on Workshop English Paper Piecing: Hexies Debby Kratovil Saturday
3/12/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247
  Hexagons are once again taking the quilt world by storm! This great take-along project is perfect for making Grandmother’s Flower Garden (GFG) More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Elegant Way to Applique Cindy Losekamp Saturday
3/12/16

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q232X
  Enjoy one of the most beautiful ways to applique, when everything is created by the embroidery machine including the dimensional flower. It’s j More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Free-Motion Quilting: Beginning Stipple (BYOF) Sharon Schamber Saturday
3/12/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
  This home-machine based class covers the basic shapes of stipple quilting and how those shapes are used to fill the spaces. You will learn how to pro More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Inspiring Serger Confidence Kathy McMakin Saturday
3/12/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
  Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a profess More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Sailing Out of the Storm Helene Weber Saturday
3/12/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251
 

Helene’s focus is on easy precision piecing methods to simplify your process and achieve proper seam alignment, essential to the successful v More...

   
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Hands on Workshop Applique and More: The Digital Cutting Workshop Libby Ashcraft Saturday
3/12/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
  Take your applique to the next level using an electronic cutter to cut out those tricky applique shapes, then finish your project on the embroidery ma More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Faux Piping: Binding by Machine (BYOF) Kaye Koler Saturday
3/12/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253
 
Binding your quilt by machine is the quickest way to completion, we’re all in agreement. When you’re looking for that extra somethin More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Start with a Stencil Susan Jungerheld Saturday
3/12/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254
 
Use a stencil as your foundation for a beautiful free-motion design. Explore ways to alter stencil designs, then enhance with free-motion quiltin More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Modern Simplicity Jodi Robinson Saturday
3/12/16

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q239X, R255
 

Lots of options and a new aesthetic make choosing quilting designs to use for Modern Quilts a new challenge for many of us.  Learn some amazin More...

   
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Finding Pants Heaven Rae Cumbie Saturday
3/12/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225
  Take control of the pant-making process and create a closet full of pants you love to wear. Comfort and fit, finishing details ….. all the ele More...
   
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Today’s Dress: A Foundation for Creativity Kathy Ruddy Saturday
3/12/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226
  Learn how to select a pattern, pick the right size and alter the fit to include the armhole, sleeve, bust, shoulder angle and hips. Then get to the f More...
   
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Notions You Can't Sew Without Connie Palmer Saturday
3/12/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227
  Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly beco More...
   
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Zippers: Zipper Basics Cynthia Guffey Saturday
3/12/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228
  Installing zippers without dips, lumps or puckers: everyone’s goal. Learn Cynthia’s system for back neck zippers with facings and with n More...
   
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Did You Start & Stop Learning to Sew in 7th Grade? Louise Cutting Saturday
3/12/16

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230
  Perhaps you’ve hung on to these same sewing skills for years, and have achieved a result you’re not happy with today: a homemade looking More...
   
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Show Me the Money! Connie Spurlock Saturday
3/12/16

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
  Yes, you may have a business, you may have sales and even cash...but is that money profit? Just because you have money in your pocket does not mean t More...
   
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The Three Crotch Figure! Lorraine Henry Saturday
3/12/16

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
 

What is that? You! …No! …Yes! All figures have three crotches, two arm “crotches” and one lower torso crotch. Therefore More...

   
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Embroidery Software 101: What Can Software Help Me Do? Soni Grint Saturday
3/12/16

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R243X
  Explore what embroidery software can help you do in this ‘cover the basics’ class. Includes color changing, rotation of designs, scaling More...
   
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Zippers: Zipper Locating Cynthia Guffey Saturday
3/12/16

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244
  Analyze locating zippers for both function and style when you place the garment on the body. Explore the use of the standard vs separating zippers, a More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Fabrics for Fashion Swatch Book Linda Lee Saturday
3/12/16

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X
  Touch, study and cut the best of the fabrics to sew for today’s fashions, allowing you to make informed choices about how to spend your time sew More...
   
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Bags Demystified Barb Callahan Saturday
3/12/16

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R246
  Explore the insides and outsides of creating great bags. Learn to choose interfacings for the stability and the look you’re after, then discove More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Shirt Waste Pillow (BYOF) June Colburn Saturday
3/12/16

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R248X
  Turn a favorite button-front man's shirt or woman's blouse into your new favorite pillow! Practice easy rotary cutting techniques as you trim away th More...
   
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Dress Form Draping Joe Vecchiarelli Saturday
3/12/16

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S257X
  Joe Vecchiarelli has been working on dress forms with designers, fitters and fashion draping experts for years, leading to the development of this one More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Invisible Machine Applique: Bleeding Heart Flower Helene Weber Saturday
3/12/16

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
S268X, T284
 

Create this lovely collage using hand-dyed cotton/silk blends and commercial batiks. Skill building includes turned edge appliqué, easy invi More...

   
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Dealing with the Ds Lorraine Henry Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
  Age has a way of changing our figures in ways and places we may not enjoy. Whether Dropped bust level or Drooping buttocks, everything seems to have More...
   
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10 Tips for Successful Fusible Applique Connie Spurlock Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
  Has your fusible fizzled out? More fusible web on your ironing board than on your applique pieces? Leave frustration behind as you discover the appliq More...
   
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Shape Up Those Garments Sandy Miller Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260
  Go from results that look like a discount store to those at the high-end mall with only a small investment of time and effort. No exotic tools needed More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Hand Embroidery Workshop (BYOF) Sharon Schamber Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X
  Hand embroidery is a beautiful way to embellish any project. In this fun and creative class, Sharon shares her tried and true raw-edge applique techni More...
   
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Quiltmaking 303: The End of the Story Karen Benke Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S262
  Explore and become more confident about using a variety of finishing ideas for your quilts. Discussion follows an extensive handout with photos of tec More...
   
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Tee Shirt Quilts the Easy Way Kaye Koler Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S263
 

Do you have a box filled with tee shirts that hold fond memories and you just can’t part with them? Discover how to use them for a memorable More...

   
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Hands on Workshop Bind That Quilt (BYOF) Cristy Fincher Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
 

Have a love/hate relationship with binding? This is the time and place to learn how to apply binding to your quilt with a finish you’ll be ex More...

   
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Hands on Workshop Applique Roll-up Picnic Placemats (BYOF) Soni Grint Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
  Make fun applique roll up placemats – actually a small quilt project --- while learning many techniques you can use in other sewing and quilting More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Coco Meets Kelly Joyce Keske and Susan Zellers Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X
  This clever clutch is as much fun to make as it is to show-off. The front and back are embellished with decorative threads for a sophisticated look. More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Pixie Sticks (BYOF) Debby Kratovil Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
  Using just a charm pack of 5" squares (at least 32) and 3/8 yard for your "sticks" (my stripe), these blocks are cut and stitched using Debby’s More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Quilted "Two Tie" Bag Barb Callahan Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S269, T285
 
Make this fun new “two tie” bag, coming to you straight from Barb’s creative design brain. You will learn to control the bias More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Surface Embellishment with a Sit-Down Longarm Susan Jungerheld Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X
  A quick change of the machine feet on the HQ Sweet Sixteen opens a whole new world of design possibilities. Learn how to echo quilt accurately and eas More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Straight Line Quilting with A Modern Twist Jodi Robinson Saturday
3/12/16

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S271, T287X
  While you might love the look of straight line quilting -- especially on modern quilts -- you can become easily bored when doing it on a large quilt, More...
   
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Story Board of Inspiration Linda Lee Saturday
3/12/16

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
  So you want to sew fashion ensembles, but can't pull it all together? Discover how to build story boards as planning tools to help you make artful an More...
   
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Hands on Workshop Quilt Blocks from Your Photos Cindy Losekamp Saturday
3/12/16

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X
  Get those important family pictures out of your computer, phone or shoebox and create something amazing with them! Even if you’re not a quilter More...
   
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Sewing 911: 10 Steps to Sewing Success Kathy Ruddy Saturday
3/12/16

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275
  Learn what happens when the paper pattern that fits is cut out of real fabric that changes things! See how to ‘fabric fit’ each garment y More...
   
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Matching Prints Cynthia Guffey Saturday
3/12/16

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276
  One of the season’s dominant fashion statements is the print. Learn to execute flawless garments with confidence whether you’ve fallen in More...
   
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Tame Those ITY Curls Pattie Otto Saturday
3/12/16

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T278
  The new darling in knit fabrics, ITY and other specialty knits are making their way into fabric stores. From ITY to jersey knits to sheers, learn to m More...
   
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Shirt Style Rae Cumbie Saturday
3/12/16

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T279
  How do you make a great shirt? Start by considering the special fitting challenges of the shirt shape and bone up on how to adjust the pattern for a More...
   
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