Arlington, TX

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli with Nick Coman
Tuesday 8/20/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB200X, MDB260X, MDB300X, MDB360X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting and designing for your three-dimensional figure. Join expert fitters and designers Joe Vecchiarelli and Nick Coman, in this multi-day draping VIEW MORE...

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Wendi Owens
Tuesday 8/20/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB201X, MDB261X

It seems that today we always want to offer a handmade gift, especially for special occasions, but we don’t always have time to do so. Quilt-As-You-Go is a great way to overcome the time constraints. Spend the day with Wendi learning two great quilt-as-you-go methods while working to compl VIEW MORE...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Jill McCloy
Wednesday 8/21/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X
Discover some of your most helpful machine accessory feet in a ‘foot on’ experience as you piece, applique, add texture and embellish this wonderful sampler quilt, then begin to add quilting stitches. Your process will truly become easier, faster, less stressful and more accurate when yo VIEW MORE...
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Karen Benke
Wednesday 8/21/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

A brand-new quilt from the master of ‘getting it done’, Karen Benke. This year’s version is another stunning example of what one can accomplish in one focused, fun day. So, whether you’ve said it out loud meaning you need a big gift very quickly, or you simply crave a day VIEW MORE...

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 8/22/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

Have you been curious about how to use heavy threads in the bobbin case of your machine, but just weren’t sure how to do it? Cindy is a master at the technique of bobbin work and will share all the tips and fool-proof methods she uses, so you can become a master, too. Any type of work, whet VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 8/22/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5X

Discover how easy it is to make cosplay costumes that defy gravity! Cheryl’s expert tips and tricks make it easy to create comfortable and lightweight cosplay, particularly when you follow her methods from the inside out. Learn what interlinings and interfacings work best for structure i VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/22/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 7X

Perfectly designed to hold and protect small treasures such as earbuds, a special piece of jewelry or even change for the parking meter, this adorable little round case is constructed entirely in the hoop. Easy to make, definitely a stash-buster and ever so handy, your first one will be complete VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Thursday 8/22/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
Learn to construct three of the quilt world’s most loved motifs: the four patch block, half-square triangle block and flying geese. You’ll assemble them to make a table topper -- with borders and binding too! Complete your project by the end of class; the basic techniques you’ll VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Thursday 8/22/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25
Work with pre-cut strips to create this amazing two-color quilt using a simple acrylic template. Choose ANY COLOR! You’ll strip piece, then cut into wedges and stitch some more. If you’ve wanted to know how to set ANY block on point, this is the class, with the bonus of using two-color VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/22/19
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 details completed on your serger are fast, fun and easy. Never done heirloom before? Absolutely no worries! Kathy will introduce you to the world of heirl VIEW MORE...
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Helene Weber
Thursday 8/22/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
Getting started in longarm quilting can be intimidating. Let Helene take away the fear as she guides you through the steps to becoming a confident and successful longarm quilter. You’ll discuss choosing the appropriate batting, backing and thread for your project. Then learn how to prepar VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 8/22/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

The infinite inspiration Itajime Shibori provides is fully explored in this enjoyable and rewarding class. Each of the designs pictured begins with the same fold, and varies only with the template selection and location. The fun is in the unfolding! You will need to order your complete k VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/22/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

The first thing you do when you get your body or dress form is to create your personal sloper – the pattern that’s not fashion, but fits you to a tee. But what then? Learn all the ways you’ll be using your form at home, from testing original and purchased designs for visual in VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/22/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

Well, that’s the truth! Problem solving tricks abound in this class dedicated to clothes we love to wear as opposed to those that look best on the hanger. Discover to how to "fix" gaping necklines (besides taking in the sides, darts or shoulders), how to add elastic that doesn't gather th VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Thursday 8/22/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4

Get the lowdown on some of the best serger techniques covered in Pam’s newest book, Power Serge, as you see how to make the most of your serger’s abilities. Explore the how, why and where of double piping, pintucks, zipper insertions, making ruffles, pleats and more. Her tr VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 8/22/19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A 6, B22X

A pretty stitched and beaded pouch with a bit of swag, a bit of beaded fringe and a favorite ½" decorative button, hangs from a simple twisted cord or beaded twisted cord to hol VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/22/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

Having the best notion for the job can make all the difference! Today's sewing tools have multiple uses and really do make sewing easier, faster and more pleasurable. Connie will unravel the many ways that these tools can work for you including using scissors, measuring tools, fabric folding pe VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/22/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18
One of the best garments to show off your sewing skills is the classic dress shirt. However, with its many pieces, details, and top-stitching, it can be frustrating and very intimidating for new-bees as well as seasoned sewers. We'll discuss short cuts and techniques that will not only simplify c VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/22/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B19X

The fashions of athleisure -- yoga pants, leggings and tops -- are now part of our everyday wardrobes. And they’re really fun to sew. Learn to make the most fashionable and wearable versions as you explore the components with an expert. Kathy, an experienced fitter who loves to work with k VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Thursday 8/22/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20
Buying your sewing machine is just the tip of the iceberg. Using accessory feet – sometimes included, sometimes available separately – is what really makes the machine (and you) sing.  Discover why and how to use some of Pam’s favorites, as you learn a variety of finishing tec VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/22/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21

Yes! This is a good thing! Of the three known methods of pattern alternation (Seam, Pivot and Slide, Slash and Spread), the Seam method is the easiest to use: to see what is happening, to execute correctly and to cause no distortions as you make pattern changes exactly where you want them. The ch VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/22/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B23X

Embroidery and your button box join forces in this wonderful play on a flower garden – embroidered greenery with button blossoms, cute as can be.  Learn how to pick embroideries which lend themselves to substituting buttons for parts of the design, and how to execute them flawlessly in VIEW MORE...

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Nick Coman
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33
With beautiful samples, step-outs and hands-on demonstrations, Nick shares the joy of making a wonderful bias-cut blouse in five different fabrics, for five completely different looks. Discover the best methods for working with georgette, velvet, wool, silk crepe, satin and linen in the process &hel VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
Details always make the difference! From easy tricks for the smallest of garments, to creating perfect collars, added piping, pintucks, folded tucks, puffing, spaghetti bias, rick rack, covered buttons, pearl buttons and other embellishments….. you’ll explore dozens of wa VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

Cindy has long been known for her beautiful binding techniques. See Cindy actually cut and piece strips together, start and end the binding and stitch it on, so you will be able to construct amazing bindings, too. People have said her methods are the easiest and best out there. Join us, collect VIEW MORE...

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Joyce Teng
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
C36, D52

This compelling class brings you all the techniques necessary to go home and embellish a one-of-a-kind, 100% silk scarf (one is provided as part of your class materials). Use practice pieces to build your color blending and shading skills by working with a variety of stencils and the brilliant co VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37

Imagination, play, whimsy, some unique sewing techniques and an eclectic supply stash … put them together and you become …. an enthusiastic cosplay maker. Learn about working with some of the special fabrics and underpinnings needed to create dramatic or fanciful cosplay garments, VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY
Bellies, boobs, butts and backs: the four main areas of our bodies that give us our "fitting fits!" Since there are 88 different figure variations, this workshop is the beginning of building your own pattern alteration reference file. Working with half-scale practice patterns, learn how to alter for VIEW MORE...
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Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY
Make it as a three piece, six-paneled purse suitable for a bridal accent, an any-occasion accessory or part of that Renaissance recreation, depending on the fabrics you choose. The acorn-shaped pattern, detailed accents, edgings, buttonholes (for ribbon closure) and tassel detail are all stitc VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
Start your quilting experience on the right foot --- with Debby’s liberating, beyond-straight-lines, feed-dogs-down process. You’ll enjoy her simple methods for taking your stitches beyond beginners’ meanders and loops. In the dozen years she’s been teaching beginning machine VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
This great little bag is fun to wear and easy as pie to make. And of course, if zippers have intimidated you at any point, you will quickly become their master during class. Combine machine quilting techniques with multiple zipper insertions to create three separate compartments in your bag.  T VIEW MORE...
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Jill McCloy
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
This simple, classic, dropped shoulder kimono with sleeve variations is sure to become a wardrobe favorite. Easy to make and an absolute delight to wear, this fun and flattering soft ‘jacket’ will acquaint you with the rolled edge feature of your serger and help you gain confidence. A wo VIEW MORE...
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Lauren Jackson
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

Digitally printed fabric panels are all the rage right now, but how to quilt them is a lingering question. Where do you begin? Is it OK to switch thread colors? Which design do you choose? Discover the answers to these questions and more as Lauren guides you through the process of deciding where VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 8/22/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C44, D60, E76

Learn to ombre the easy way, using Cindy’s new ‘drip rig’ in this fun and productive fabric dyeing class. No bending or unpredictable dip dyeing when you follow her fast and easy method for creating value gradations (light to dark) and color blends (yellow into blue). Working in VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/22/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

If you’re baffled by how to create fitted sequined garments without darts, or what Joe uses to create inner support for the sheerest of fabrics, clear up the mystery! Join Joe as he shares the inner secrets of creating Hollywood glamour – from plunging necklines which never reveal to VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/22/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

Knits can confound even the most seasoned embroiderer from time to time. Alicia has had plenty of experience working with a wide range of knits over the years, and has collected all her favorite, tried and true techniques for you. Join her as she shares her collection of top tips and easy tricks VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/22/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51

Necklines that gap, puckered seams, rippled hems, unintended tucks in sleeves, lumpy collars and pockets … suffer no longer! Learn what causes and, more importantly, how to avoid all of these and other common sewing mishaps. Discover how to decide what size pattern to buy, how to add a fav VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/22/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53
When sewists talk about sergers do you feel like you need a translator? Upper loopers…lower loopers… chain loopers…differential feed…five needles….WHAT??? You have got to be kidding! Kathy will start at the VERY BEGINNING, explaining the ins and outs of sergers an VIEW MORE...
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Kaye Koler
Thursday 8/22/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
We often inherit, save or purchase vintage fabrics, linens, and embroideries. Many really show their age, having become weakened or stained from use or while in storage. Get ready to put them to use! Kaye will share her tried and true methods to clean and prepare them so they can find new life (with VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/22/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
There’s a very good reason machine embroidered applique is such a favorite with embroiderers. In fact, there are many reasons, including the ability to work creatively with not only thread, but with fabric, too, as you create your design. With limitless options, it’s also one of the mo VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Werner
Thursday 8/22/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67

All your zipper questions will be answered in this informative class. Have you ever wondered about the differences between a molded tooth or coil tooth zipper? Which is better plastic or metal? What kind of zipper is best for my project? What does the #3 or #5 mean? All your zipper questions will VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/22/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68
Discover easy ways to achieve a collection of wonderful fine sewing details – the very techniques that elevate a garment and make it truly special. Classically romantic, the techniques Connie shares include decorative bias on sleeves and neck edges, pin stitching, puffing, piping, plackets, VIEW MORE...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 8/22/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69

When you’re busy stitching, you probably don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to your social media marketing. But it is SO important in this new, connected world that you do. Learn about Cheryl’s strategies for maximizing your social media reach, and discover how to reduce the VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/22/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101

Discover why draping is the secret to truly fit the body, and develop basic draping and patternmaking skills with hands on experience. Create a draped bodice (back and front), using a standard dress form, then turn the resulting muslin into a pattern using garment industry techniques. The resul VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 8/22/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F87X, G103

Want a cool project you can finish completely in class? This is it! Create butterfly wings in the hoop, then add an easy separating zipper to your jacket. Hoop the shirt and add the rest of the butterfly with the wings you just made. Voila! You’ll walk out of class wearing a fun, finished VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Thursday 8/22/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104

Learning how to execute perfect miters to professionally finish the corners of your home décor, garment and quilting projects. In this technique workbook class, you’ll learn mitered corners with and without linings, mitered banding, mitered borders, reverse miters, asymmetrical mite VIEW MORE...

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Lauren Jackson
Thursday 8/22/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F91X, G107

Add a new level of creativity to your quilts by using free motion rulers. Learn how to make straight lines straighter, curvy lines curve with uniformity and create an infinite number of designs by combining basic and specialty rulers. Whether you’re a stand-up or sit-down quilter, Lauren is VIEW MORE...

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Friday, August 23, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 8/23/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H115X

It’s amazing how much information Kathy can pack into just one hour!  This is a great session for anyone who sews garments, offering so much of what we need to know, logically and with great samples to illustrate her lessons. Learn how to decide what fabric works best for your garment VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 8/23/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X

Explore basic to advanced e-textile techniques as you discover the fun of inserting lights into a range of fun projects. Expand on the concept as you learn to create a simple LED project, then watch as Cheryl takes it even further, adding sensors and switches. You don’t have to be an engi VIEW MORE...

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Nick Coman
Friday 8/23/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H117X

Discover the techniques and artistry to take your quilt, garment or home decor project to the next level by adding that little bit of sparkle beading brings. Learn basic beading techniques, plus how to set a cabochon with beads. All supplies provided, all you have to bring is a sense of adventu VIEW MORE...

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Debby Kratovil
Friday 8/23/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134
English Paper Piecing is a great take-along hand piecing project, perfect for making traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden (GFG) blocks – and more! Discover simple diamonds, which, when combined with the hexagons, offer exciting possibilities for altogether new blocks adding a creative dime VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 8/23/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H119X

Zippers and handles! Oh so sweet! Perfect for giving as gifts or enjoying them yourself. Make a large makeup bag with an easy dimensional flower using cork fabric and a name badge purse with a pen holder too. You just won’t believe how easy these are—all sewn in the hoop! Fun! Designs VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 8/23/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

This beautiful mini quilt, it’s only 6 x 8 inches, is loaded with techniques that will add something special to your floral arrangement. Create your very own personalized background using beautiful machine stitches. Then proceed to some very quick and simple paper piecing, making this a per VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Friday 8/23/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

A great quilt needs a great finish. So do pillows. All your projects, actually, rest on their finishings. Get your hands on the products and materials, the feet and techniques that make your projects sizzle with that little extra touch at the end. Make perfect scalloped binding, smocked inserts, VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/23/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

Unbelievable! A whole knit tee-top in just a few hours? Are you kidding me? You can do it! We promise! It’s quick, easy, looks very professional, and it’s all created with your serger. We have chosen a luscious, soft-as-butter knit in combination with its dyed-to-match ribbing to make VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Friday 8/23/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
Are you bored with just simple meandering and ready to branch out? In this class you will learn simple but essential border and filler designs that will take your quilting to the next level. Discover how you can adapt any design motif to be used as an all over quilt design. Helene will share lots of VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 8/23/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

Spirals have been a staple in tie dye since the 60s and can provide tons of inspiration! We're going to kick them up a notch and explore several different ways to dye these fun and playful patterns including traditional tie dye as well as ice dyeing. You will need to order your complete k VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Friday 8/23/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
Maybe you’ve noticed all the liquids available and recommended for sewing: Best Press, starch, Terial Magic and more. They’re a new class of notion and can deliver better, easier, faster results. Discover exactly what are they used for, why you may need them, and how to get the most from VIEW MORE...
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Jim Suzio
Friday 8/23/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

Gather tricks for everything from how to make an invisible zipper installation look near flawless, and how to make most any zipper invisible (without the hand work) to how easy it is to create a perfect double welt pocket on most any garment (all sewing from the inside). And then even more &hell VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/23/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

Have you been looking for ways to create more amazing projects with your embroidery machine? Maybe you want to stitch on some non-traditional surfaces ….. maybe even non-fabric materials! Join Alicia as she blazes a trail of stunning embroidery options from the not-your-average-fabric ca VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 8/23/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

Having the best notion for the job can make all the difference! Today's sewing tools have multiple uses and really do make sewing easier, faster and more pleasurable. Connie will unravel the many ways that these tools can work for you including using scissors, measuring tools, fabric folding pe VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/23/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

If you want a really nice fit, consider the dart. Darts are fitting tools that allow us to shape flat fabric into garments that fit our curvy bodies. They are there for comfort, making it easier to bend and move; they are there for appearance, eliminating wrinkles and unsightly folds from garment VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Werner
Friday 8/23/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

Get the most out of your scraps by turning them into useful bags! These fun little bags can be made from rectangles, triangles, circles or even half circles. Finish them off by using zippers you have on hand and like magic you’ve turned scraps into treasure.

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/23/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X

Learn to use a grading ruler to change up or change down an existing pattern size. Knowing how to grade a pattern allows you to achieve correct dimension and shape for all parts of the body, regardless of what size your pattern is. You can adapt a single pattern for multiple sizes (think bridal VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 8/23/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J135X

Make a blanket for your favorite child with an adorable teddy bear face and a squeaker inside. Your large and snuggly piece of polar fleece showcases the teddy embroidery and is finished with a waffle edge stitch. The best part: you’ll finish in class! Take home the design, so you can make VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 8/23/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X
Explore a series of techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love to wear. Learn Kathy's steps for copying sleeves, darts, seams and gathers, for a whole new wardrobe -- inspired by already favorite looks. You’ll discover how to add facings, seam allo VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/23/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

Learn about the specialty tools and notions used in the fashion industry for all types of pattern work, and how to use them for better, faster and more accurate results. These are the same tools found in the toolboxes of fashion professionals in NYC and Hollywood – they help you to move sw VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/23/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
When sewists talk about sergers do you feel like you need a translator? Upper loopers…lower loopers… chain loopers…differential feed…five needles….WHAT??? You have got to be kidding! Kathy will start at the VERY BEGINNING, explaining the ins and outs of sergers an VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Friday 8/23/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

Join Pam for fun and inspiration during her easy step-by-step break-down about how to create Zentangle® patterns. You’ll make several patterns while learning the principles of Zentangle. Your kit will include supplies to make Zentangle tiles, fabric blocks and an embroidered panel that VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 8/23/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K150
They sound so basic yet open a world of opportunity for your sewing adventures. There are humble basic construction feet that will speed up your sewing while making it more accurate. These same feet can morph into wonderful embellishment technique feet. Then there are feet meant to dazzle and embell VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/23/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Small touches -- like this cleverly designed pillow cover – keep the seasons fresh inside your home as mother nature handles the out-of-doors. Created with a versatile neutral linen/cotton blend fabric, the 18-inch square pillow cover provides a quick-change pallet for an outer wrap and dri VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 8/23/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

The perfect workshop for learning to make something fun and easy, something you’ll use all the time, or something you will be proud to give away. Discover just how quickly you’ll create your first “quilt top”, a quilted 8-inch pot holder. The arrangement of fabrics and qui VIEW MORE...

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Debby Kratovil
Friday 8/23/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

It’s hard to believe this traditional block, Gretchen, can be sewn without a single template. Everything is cut from two sizes of simple squares; the magic arrives with a quick rotary cutting trick. Debby chose a bright collection of florals and deep hued blenders for this quilt, but you c VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 8/23/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY
Geometry, style and simplicity come together for an easy-to-make, easy-to-wear garment. Create this dressy top out of beautiful drapey fabric from two triangles, seamed swiftly and professionally on the serger. It’s perfect for a night on the town…or paired with jeans…or made in VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Lauren Jackson
Friday 8/23/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K155, L171, M187

All the materials used to make a quilt will make a difference in the final look and feel of the finished quilt. Learn when and how to use different types of fabric from quilter’s cotton to cuddle fabrics, different types of batting from cotton to wool or a combination and types and weights VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 8/23/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K156, L172, M188

Explore the infinite possibilities in this mindful mash up of Shibori, Tie-Dye and Snow & Ice Dyeing! Working in whole yard cuts, each student will create a 5 yard collection of radiant mandalas, ikat stripes and amazing chevrons. Order your complete kit directly from Cindy via the li VIEW MORE...

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Wendi Owens
Friday 8/23/19
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L161XY

Take your photos out of the box and turn them into works of art! Wendi will share all the fun and excitement of sharing your photos by turning them into fabric. Discuss scanning of old photos, tips on taking photos for the sole purpose of printing on fabric, the difference between photo printing VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Friday 8/23/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

Get a chance to go "behind the ropes" of our runway display to see Jim’s celebrity garment recreations up close and personal. Explore some of the tricks Jim used to re-create memorable movie-moment garments such as those worn by Halle Berry and Marilyn Monroe, the never before seen ‘ VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Friday 8/23/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
There are more options for creating great borders than you might think, and that’s especially true if you’ve looked at border fabric, wondering just how to use it to best advantage. Join Karen for an enlightening discussion as she shares how to approach and use border fabrics in reliable VIEW MORE...
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Jill McCloy
Friday 8/23/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L166

There are so many ways to add texture and visual interest to your quilts, it’s hard to explain! So get ready for a trunk show of ideas in this creative seminar. Can you use a wing needle on quilts? Absolutely. How about decorative stitches? Again, yes! Ruching and/or Quilling, a definite ye VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Friday 8/23/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

Love the look of that elegant, bygone era? Explore some of the ways you can add sophisticated touches to today’s fashion forward looks, particularly when you have an embroidery machine. Learn what to look for when selecting designs so they not only embellish a garment, but finish the hem as VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/23/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

While you never really know what you’ll see in Kathy’s classroom, you can count on learning lots! And when it comes to sergers, she has much to share. Learn how to use the cover and chain stitch functions on the serger, the accessory feet that really make them sing and leave confide VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/23/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213

Learn the fundamentals of draping pants as you work along with Joe to create a basic straight pant using a body form. Includes learning about taking proper measurements, comparing them to the body form, calculating for and drawing the initial pattern from those measurements and then tweaking it VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/23/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N201XX

Arms "eye" (armscye that is!). Some arms are heavier in back, some need more room in front. Standard cap shapes may not be the best fit for every arm. Some arms are short above the elbow, some are long, or from elbow to wrist! Learn how to measure for these differences, and discover some of the m VIEW MORE...

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Nancy Brandt
Friday 8/23/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218

Make a reversible pretty ‘little’ apron for your favorite kitchen helper! Sew easy you’ll want to make one for every occasion and season. In this beginner serging class, Certified Serger Instructor, Nancy, will show you how easy it is to adapt a traditional sewing pattern to use VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 8/23/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N203X, P219
Every quilter at one time or another is stumped for quilting designs. Don’t get stuck using the same designs over and over when you can use a variety of stencils to create an infinite number of quilting design combinations. Once you have the know how to properly use a quilting stencil, the sky VIEW MORE...
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Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/24/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q228X, R244
Learn a series of new techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love. In this longer-form interactive demonstration, you'll discuss favorite garments of fellow students (maybe yours!), identify the reasons they're so well liked, then decide what to copy and h VIEW MORE...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 8/24/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

Step up your cosplay game with learning to build armor! Learn all about EVA foam and thermoplastic basics, layering techniques, and how to paint your masterpieces. Top it off by seeing just how to attach your armor to your cloth costumes for perfect cosplay action.

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/24/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

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 hand-stitching on pleated fabric is appreciated by all, and can be used in so many ways! Smocking is found not only on vintage garments, but is showi VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 8/24/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

Best foot forward, or path of least resistance? Either way, a workshop that starts at the beginning (or very nearly) of your machine embroidery experience is priceless! Discuss options, logical approaches, materials (including stabilizers) and designs, as you embroider your project in class. Th VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 8/24/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
Create these large blocks using a multi-sized 60 degree triangle ruler and pre-cut strips. Learn to fussy cut a motif for the center or let the rotary cutter make the decision for you. The block is the perfect size for a table runner, child’s quilt or larger. And the bonus: there are NO y-sea VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 8/24/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
This cute cardigan style jacket is just the thing to add to your spring wardrobe. A feminine ‘third layer’ over jeans or leggings, it adds a finished feeling to your day. From the banded collar and raglan sleeves to the hidden inseam pockets (yes, pockets, yay!!), this jacket is easy to VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/24/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

Have fun and build your serger skills at the same time. This is the perfect class for everyone who loves to sew and wants to increase her dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots of VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Lauren Jackson
Saturday 8/24/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251
Love the look of feathers but not sure how to get the Idea out of your head and onto fabric? Join in on the fun as we explore various types of feathers, their movement and structure as well as feather combinations that will take your average feather to Fancier Feathers in no time at all! Whether you VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Saturday 8/24/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

With roots in pointillism, dotted mandalas have become very popular! Pillows, canvases, mugs, and even rocks! It's everywhere! But you can't sew with rocks! After taking a very fun dot painting class, Cindy was determined to figure out how to dot with dye on fabric. Sounds simple but it took a fe VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/24/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

The first thing you do when you get your body or dress form is to create your personal sloper – the pattern that’s not fashion, but fits you to a tee. But what then? Learn all the ways you’ll be using your form at home, from testing original and purchased designs for visual in VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/24/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

Frustrated with making pants? The back of the pant seems to be the major issue in fit. Wrinkles under the buttocks and diagonal wrinkles from the side hip down to the knee indicate a problem with the cut/shape of the pant back. Accurate pant fitting involves straightforward measurements, of cours VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 8/24/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

Cindy has always loved adding dimension to her garments and wallhangings. Learn all her secrets for easy and unexpected ways to make your work stand out above the rest. Explore ways to use thicker threads like 12 weight, how to twist nubby threads together and couch them on, create dimensional p VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 8/24/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

Having the best notion for the job can make all the difference! Today's sewing tools have multiple uses and really do make sewing easier, faster and more pleasurable. Connie will unravel the many ways that these tools can work for you including using scissors, measuring tools, fabric folding pe VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Saturday 8/24/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
In our hectic lives, many of us find it hard at times to dedicate time to our fashion sewing (more so if you're on the road teaching it!). Needless to say, any shortcuts that help with time as well as improve our sewing skills are greatly beneficial to the end product. In class, we'll discover un VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Werner
Saturday 8/24/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

All your zipper questions will be answered in this informative class. Have you ever wondered about the differences between a molded tooth or coil tooth zipper? Which is better plastic or metal? What kind of zipper is best for my project? What does the #3 or #5 mean? All your zipper questions will VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 8/24/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245

“I just don’t have enough hours in the day!” How many times have you said this when talking about your project backlog? When you adopt Cheryl’s best time and project management tips, you’ll find more time to do what you love. Make time for your sewing as you learn VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/24/19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S257X
No, it’s not a violent act! ‘Stoning’ refers to adding crystals -- Swarovski and glass -- to a garment. Think Dancing with The Stars, Hollywood, Bollywood, costumes for skating competitions, etc. Compare and contrast different types of crystals as you discuss color, appearance, num VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 8/24/19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S261X

Get your hands on the process as you learn how to handle and shape EVA Foam, creating your own video game-inspired shield! You'll learn how to build and glue the shield, add detail and paint it. Discover just how easy it is to make your own cosplay armor and props under Cheryl’s watchful VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/24/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

Feel like you’re missing out on something? Like knowing how to hoop things that just don’t look hoop-able? Those days are over, as Alicia shares easy ways to tame those seemingly impossible items and get them under your embroidery needle without a struggle. As with all her courses, VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/24/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

All serger owners and prospective serger owners will love this class! Explore how the serger operates from the inside out as you learn how width is used to improve stitches, how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip to test your stitches for each new fabric and thread you use, a seq VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Saturday 8/24/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S260, T276X

Love all the collage quilts, but aren't sure where to begin? Explore artistic and technical considerations as Kaye walks through the process, including discussions about choosing fabric wisely, placement, color considerations and the fusibles and the other materials that have worked best for her VIEW MORE...

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Joyce Teng
Saturday 8/24/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

Start with blank white fabric and finish with a lyrical set of seasonal trees! Create these richly hued stenciled images with their colorful gradient backgrounds by using high-quality Tsukineko inks combined with other media, applied with innovative techniques. Discover how to create depth in you VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Saturday 8/24/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
Well, the day has come when you decide to pass along Grandmother's prized pearls. While you have a plain box to put them in, you want for something "more." What better way than to make one yourself! An "in the hoop" embroidery design that will make that heirloom even more special. Create VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Saturday 8/24/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
Explore the many ways to bind your quilts and other projects as you create a series of samples in class. Discussion includes when to use straight grain vs bias binding and how to cut both with ease and accuracy; adding miters at all angles; creating two-color binding, adding flanges, piping and fa VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 8/24/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

There’s not a fabric or non-fabric that stumps Connie. Why?  Because she figures out all the easiest, no-fail methods, which notions help most and how to choose designs that ensure success. Share in all of that knowledge as you create this practical portfolio in class.  Learn all VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/24/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X
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 professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
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Wendi Owens
Saturday 8/24/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273

T-shirt quilts are so popular and will always be in demand, but for some, the process can seem a bit daunting. Let Wendi guide you through the pros and cons of all the possible interfacings, how to cut the t-shirts to get the most out of them, tips and tricks on how to work with the dreaded mesh VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/24/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274
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, the order in which measurements are used that, if followed, will simplify the fitting process. Explore techniques of a master fitter to obtain the ne VIEW MORE...
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Nick Coman
Saturday 8/24/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

Have you ever altered a pattern to fit your body and found after all was said and done that yes, it fit, but didn't look like the pattern envelope any longer? That's because patterns are just a template -- a place for you to start. Join Nick Coman in this jam-packed overview of how the industry VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 8/24/19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T277X

There’s no need to spend a lot on a pair of designer jeans at a fancy store when you can embellish your own! Just bring a plain pair (that fits) to class, and go home with a one-of-a-kind, awesome pair of gorgeous jeans…blinged to the max! We’ll transfer a couple of images, ad VIEW MORE...

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General Admission
$8.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00
Project Pouch
$7.00


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