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Thursday
10:30
Creating Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
11:15
Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House
1:00
Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:45
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Busts
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
2:30
Quick and Easy Quilt Marking
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.
3:15
Recycle It!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
4:00
How to Perfectly Miter a Quilt Corner
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams

Friday

10:30
From Mundane to Masterpiece
Judy Phillips of Sew Déjà vu
11:15
Creating Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs
1:00
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Sleeves
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45
Sewing for the Kitchen
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
2:30
Make it Your Own!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
3:15
Quick and Easy Quilt Marking
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.
4:00
Painted Fusible Applique Quilt Blocks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs

Saturday
10:30
Painted Fusible Applique Quilt Blocks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs
11:15
Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
1:00
Fabulous Fit Focuses on Slopers
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45
Whip it Up!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
2:30
Quick and Easy Quilt Marking
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.


Creating Original Fabric Art
Joyce Teng of TSC Designs

You can change plain yardage into one of a kind fabric which can be used in a variety of projects from traditional quilts to the most unique art quilts and even wearable art. Using Tsukeniko® ink and several simple tools and materials combined with exciting stencils created by TSC Designs, you will find it easy to achieve results that will inspire you to create your own style of fabric art.

Embroidery, Embellishment and Beyond!

Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours
Enjoy learning how to be creative with your machine in this jam packed seminar. You’ll see how to transform a sweatshirt into wearable art, quilts made on the embroidery machine, how to sparkle up everything with crystals and Mylar®. You’ll even see how to make your own crystal appliques. If you want to learn how to be creative or expand your abilities, this is your class!

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Busts
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Everything you need to know about bust alterations whether larger or smaller. Learn what causes wrinkles and folds in the armscye and how to fix the issue. See a beautiful, fast alteration technique for princess seams!

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Sleeves
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

All about sleeves! Learn how to enlarge or decrease without causing distortion. Tips for sewing in sleeves with no puckers, tips on ease and design ideas for larger arms.

Fabulous Fit Focuses on Slopers
Lorraine Henry for Conselle

Learn what a sloper is, how to make one and how to use it for both designing and as a tool to compare your fitting needs with commercial patterns.

From Mundane to Masterpiece
Judy Phillips of Sew déjà vu

Turn your ordinary project into a work of art using cutting edge products to achieve a polished and professional finish. Learn ways to determine the right tools and notions for your masterpiece!

How to Perfectly Miter a Quilt Corner
Connie Spurlock of Sew Wonderful Dreams

Come learn a simple technique to make perfect corners every time. We’ll give you a “hands on” sample so you can do it in class and take it home with you as a reminder.

Make it Your Own!
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

Pinterest inspires you at every click to ‘make it your own’. See Cindy’s approach to creating something special using ready-to-wear garments, reclaimed or vintage items to use as a creative canvas. Apply machine embroidery designs and embroider on jackets, blankets, jeans, sweaters and more to add your personal touch to go from ordinary to extraordinary. If you’re just thinking about purchasing an embroidery machine, this is a great class to see what can be done.

Nine Nifty Notions
Karen Benke of Little Red Quilt House

Please join Karen for all of her latest quilting “notions”. This is a free lecture teaching quilting ideas and showing a few new tools as well! You will laugh and learn a great deal at this demo!

Painted Fusible Applique Quilt Blocks
Laura Murray of Laura Murray Designs

The look of quilt blocks without sewing is easy if you know how. Learn how Paintstiks®, stamps and fusible web can be used to create the appearance of intricate quilt blocks without sewing.

Quick and Easy Quilt Marking
Bernie Collier of Hancy Creations, Inc.

Using Pounce Pads with Full Line Stencils to mark your quilts is quick and easy. Learn how and when to use colored chalks. Learn how to prepare the Pounce Pads and then how to use Full Line Stencils, including how to repeat patterns using registration marks, turn corners, and the care and storage of the stencils.

Quilting With Your Embroidery Machine
Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours

We’re just like our Grandmother’s…we love to make quilt tops but the quilting…not so much. A lot of us have these wonderful embroidery machines and we love to piece and embroider but then we have to quilt our projects. Well, Cindy has the answer! Use that embroidery machine to quilt too! Learn about piecing, quilting and embellishing them too!

Recycle It!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

It’s time for some spring cleaning. Grab those old clothes and linens and ‘up-cycle’ them! Come see lots of great projects made out of those too-tight jeans, T-shirts that should have been tossed, and even those clothes with tags on them that you know you’ll never wear. Let’s breathe new life into those old cast-aways. Learn how to redesign, repurpose and recycle those well-loved and well-used items. Who knew spring cleaning could be so much fun!

Sewing for the Kitchen
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

Do you love to cook or know someone that does? Let’s take our sewing, quilting and embroidery skills and put them to use in the kitchen! In this class, you’ll see how easy it is to create kitchen related projects like: aprons, table runners, placemats, napkins, coffee cozies, microwave bowl cozies, coasters, mug rugs, pot holders, trivets, hot pads, organizers and more. These make great gifts as well. Let’s spice up your kitchen and cook up some fun!

Whip it Up!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises

Short on time? Or just don’t want to take on a big project? In this class you’ll see lots of sewing, quilting and embroidery projects that you can create in no time. The emphasis is on fun and easy. These make great gifts and can be made from scraps and left-overs from previous projects.

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