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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Nancy Cook
Thursday 3/30/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X
Details always make the difference! Learn to take simple steps which change the style and feel of a garment by revising the details. Start with a simple idea that fits, and turn it into …. AMAZING! These quick and easy modifications will be your path to fashionable clothes that fit and flatt VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/30/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

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...

Hands on Workshop
Chris Dolinar
Thursday 3/30/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
Over the years we’ve moved from hand-piecing as the standard to machine piecing, and now … serger piecing! Discover the benefits of using the serger as you create a traditional block. Begin by learning how to use the serger and what makes the stitch, trimming seams as you sew with perf VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/30/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25
We’re just like our grandmothers…we love to make quilt tops, but the quilting…not so much. Many of us own wonderful embroidery machines and we love to piece and embroider. But quilting our projects? Well, Cindy says “yes, of course!” Discover just how it all works VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/30/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Using Debby's KISS Method (Keep It Small & Simple), discover how liberating free-motion machine quilting can be. Discuss appropriate threads, various batting choices and basting your layers, then use your time for lots of PRACTICE. Play with doodles, swirls, curves and other simple shapes, as VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 3/30/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

Just as you enjoy seeing your tulips come forth each spring, you might also find a pesky rabbit who has decided they are fun to eat! Make this adorable piece as a small wall hanging quilt or combine it with other blocks for a larger project. (It’s suited especially well for a lap size qui VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Marty Moon
Thursday 3/30/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A12X

Using a new pattern from her good friend, Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction, Marty leads you in the creation of a small purse/pouch using a cloth napkin and a drawstring. Great gift idea, evening bag or for use as a sewing kit for hand work.

 

 

 

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John Deer
Thursday 3/30/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1
This class is all about the fun techniques you can create with embroidery. Explore the steps involved in creating a host of different in-the-hoop effects: appliqué, reverse appliqué and cutwork, fringe embroidery, 3D embroidery, embroidery with mylar, free-standing lace and much, much VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Thursday 3/30/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2
Artful clothing goes everywhere, so why not stitch up your own original masterpieces? Explore ideas for surface design techniques that will help you envision and create your own unique wearable art style. Fabric collage, painting, stenciling and quilting will all be considered during this trunk show VIEW MORE...
Diane Gloystein
Thursday 3/30/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3
Make machine embroidery easy and doable! Learn the “how, what, when and why” of choosing the perfect stabilizers. Discover the inside secrets of working successfully with even the trickiest threads, and get inspiring ideas for creating embroideries on truly unique backgrounds. You&rsqu VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/30/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

Just like a fashion show, with clothes we really wear! No matter what your size, you'll enjoy sewing and wearing clothes copied from television shows. Learn to make pattern changes to improve your overall look, like Kathy's hide-your-belly top; to pick fabrics which make you appear your slimme VIEW MORE...

Meg Healy
Thursday 3/30/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17
The great advantage of digital patterns is of course immediate access to begin your project, 24/7, no trips to the store or waiting for delivery. Learn all about working with digital sewing patterns, from printing to assembly to making modifications before cutting. Meg will walk through the steps VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/30/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18
Ever hear the phrase..."easy as A, B, C"? Well fusible applique is in that category...anyone can do it. Learn about the versatility of patterns, choosing the right fusible, tracing your pattern pieces and getting the maximum out of the applique pressing sheet. Learn the trick to perfect satin stit VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/30/17
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 become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Thursday 3/30/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X
Rulers and templates make so many of our sewing projects “sew” much easier. Learn how to use several of Pam's favorite sewing rulers and templates in this jam-packed session, including the new Sew Steady rulers for quilting on a home machine, and instantly see how to make your sewing li VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/30/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21
Sewing and fitting technologies have made major advancements since the ‘good old days’, and it’s time for you to update your own fitting methods, too. As Lorraine shares some of the older methods and their unintended consequences, she’ll help you understand the benefits of t VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Thursday 3/30/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B23X

Create sensational, no-sew designs with Paintstiks, stamps and fusible web in this innovative, creativity -building workshop. Learn a breakthrough fusible appliqué method which puts amazing images within the reach of everyday quilters and sewers. You will enjoy the use of the instructor& VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/30/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B28X

Learn how Barb tames stretchy knits when she doesn’t have her serger handy! See everything from cutting your pattern pieces out to piecing them together on the sewing machine. Experience the proper needles, feet and stitches as you learn to sew seams, hems, necklines and armholes. Leave VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/30/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C33X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form.  Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper patte VIEW MORE...

Rae Cumbie
Thursday 3/30/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C34X
Knit garments are essential to any modern wardrobe, but how do you get started, and how do you finish? Explore the range of construction techniques for seams, necklines, sleeves and hems as Rae demonstrates, providing the where/how/why for each. Get a feel for several different types of knit fabric VIEW MORE...
Nancy Cook
Thursday 3/30/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C36X
Take the smile lines out of your pants when you learn to use all the tricks for measuring, sewing, fitting and pattern tweaking. Discuss fabrics, elastic application and finishing techniques. Class includes her master pattern and DVD and sewing directions for pants variations. Also included: a p VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Thursday 3/30/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

While spending her first summer in a sub-tropical zone, Pattie adopted gauze as a wardrobe staple. Learn to sew with this light-weight, airy fabric to make skirts, tops and dresse VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/30/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37

If you find pattern directions confusing and aren’t happy with your results, here’s a chance to turn it all around. Learn the proper order for easy construction as Kathy shares her original techniques to turn out a successful garment the first time around, even for beginners. Learn VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/30/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY
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...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 3/30/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY
What can be more fun than transforming boring, ho-hum fabric into a brilliant and colorful print you can cut apart and fuse to create your own artwork? Painting experience is totally unnecessary, as Helene leads you through the painting process (no staying in the lines here). Discover how easy and VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/30/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
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...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/30/17
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
C41, F89X, G105, D57XY

Pam’s expertise in home décor and machine sewing techniques come together in this long-form workshop, where you’ll quickly discover the difference between a $25 pillow and a $250 pillow. (Hint: it’s all in the embellishments and finishing touches). Learn to use an assor VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/30/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
Experience 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, your hands-on experiences will include decorative bias on sleeves and neck edges, pin stitching, puffing, piping, placket VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Diane Gloystein
Thursday 3/30/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY
Collage a surprisingly realistic background with geometric fabric shapes in unexpected colors; watch incredible texture evolve as thread is added, leaving just enough sky to peek through the lush tree foliage. Explore unique methods of achieving unusual results including free motion, building tex VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Beth Sidley
Thursday 3/30/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

The Shaded Four-Patch block is one of Beth’s favorite units. Discover how to piece this little gem….and see the magic happen! With a multitude of options for laying out your blocks, even a simple twist or turn can create a completely different look – like magic! The Shaded Fo VIEW MORE...

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John Deer
Thursday 3/30/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49
A happy embroidery machine purrs like a kitten when you feed it a good design, so why does it sometimes growl like an angry dog? John explores the differences between designs, and helps define what makes a design good or bad. Discover how to quickly identify any possible problems and determine if VIEW MORE...
Kaye Koler
Thursday 3/30/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
Your friends are talking about them…..you’ve seen these quilts online, on Facebook, on Instagram and Pinterest....are you still wavering? These hypnotic, graphically intricate quilts fascinate us all, whether they’re multi-colored and bright or calmly monochromatic….but ar VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/30/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51

Did you know that you could be making and selling items that are actually putting you "in the hole"? Just because you have brought in money does not mean that you are making a profit. Learn what you need to know, assess what your profit is, see where you can cut costs and know your market. Where VIEW MORE...

Meg Healy
Thursday 3/30/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52
Love the look, love the comfort and feel ready to make some of your own yoga and workout wear? Started with the yoga pant, this growing wardrobe category now includes all sorts of clothing appropriate for the gym and beyond. Learn the basics of making these versatile pieces! See how to convert &lsq VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/30/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53

The key element in achieving a good fit is working from a proper set of measurements, particularly if you are sewing for yourself. Surprisingly, there are actually many more critical measurements than the four listed on most pattern envelopes. Discover how to separate your back from your front VIEW MORE...

Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/30/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

How many ideas can you absorb in just one hour? See easy, fast and versatile embellishments appropriate for a wide range of projects – garments, accessories like totes and hats, quilts, home décor items and more. Explore applique on fabrics including linen, fleece and wool, dimensi VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/30/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69
You’ll love how easy it is to "body fit" your fabric and sew with knits – even if you’ve sewn knits many times before! Discussion includes dresses and workout/leisure wear, with focus on pattern sizing, how to handle different stretch factors, plus marking, cutting, needle choice, VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/30/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F82X, G 98

Discover why draping is the secret to truly fitting the body, and develop basic draping and patternmaking skills with hands on experience. Practice the creation of a draped front bodice, and learn to turn the muslin into a pattern using garment industry techniques. The resulting sloper is what d VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
John Deer
Thursday 3/30/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F86X, G102
Yes, you read the title correctly! This is a hands-on digitizing workshop geared not only to those who are considering digitizing, but also to those who have been digitizing for years. The class is all about the initial foundation of theory John learned from his Schiffli mentor more than 33 years VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Thursday 3/30/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106
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...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/30/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F91X, G107

The 10 degree ruler is an amazing tool -- and you don't have to be a quilter to take advantage of its benefits! Learn how to easily make table runners, placemats, Christmas tree skirts and quilted centerpieces in a very short time, plus quick, fun and easy to make quilt borders. Class will inc VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/30/17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F92XX
Adapt folding ideas from the Japanese art of Origami to making a bag. Create yours using two different quilting cottons and two gathered fabric flowers, each embellished with one of Barb’s vintage buttons. The finished bag features a single main compartment and several outside pockets. Your VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Thursday 3/30/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F87, G103

Joyce’s enthusiasm for color exploration is infectious. Throughout her techniques­ oriented workshop, explore methods to transform plain yardage into one-­of-­a-­kind fabric, appropriate for use in any project – from traditional quilts to art quilts to innovative wearables. Experimen VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, March 31, 2017
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/31/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H113X
The way the garment lays on the body is important and darts are the key to a balanced fit. They provide style and shape for the garment. Adjustments to the darts are a must to get the great fit you desire. Explore how to increase, decrease and even reshape the darts to make the fashions you crea VIEW MORE...
Nancy Cook
Friday 3/31/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X
Take the smile lines out of your pants when you learn to use all the tricks for measuring, sewing, fitting and pattern tweaking. Discuss fabrics, elastic application and finishing techniques. Class includes her master pattern and DVD and sewing directions for pants variations. Also included: a p VIEW MORE...
Marty Moon
Friday 3/31/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H118X

See just how much fun you can have and how creative you can get as Marty demonstrates her favorite techniques with Gelli Plates. With paint as her medium, she’ll use a variety of objects to create one-of-a-kind fabric to use in your quilting or sewing projects. Inspiration, technical VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/31/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135
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...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/31/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
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...
Hands on Workshop
Beth Sidley
Friday 3/31/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

Diamonds in the Sky is a brilliant, high contrast quilt. Deb Tucker's Corner Beam blocks are used throughout the design to build an alternating diamond illusion that VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 3/31/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
Get hands-on experience with beautiful details as you learn to create pleated ruffles, rickrack "look alike", double scallops and more in this valuable workshop. You’ll create a notebook of samples to go with your how-to instructions, so you can refer to it over and over again. These versati VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Rae Cumbie
Friday 3/31/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
If you want to sew jeans, you must master the details that make them iconic. Stitch up a sampler of jean pockets, seams, and a fly front jean zipper. Learn the critical techniques and tools needed for successful construction and topstitching, hands-on, and take home your step-by-step directions for VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 3/31/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H124X

Explore how much sewing help you can get from just two different machine accessory feet! You’ll experience techniques to make your sewing faster and easier, with a more professional finished result. Sometimes you’ll go beyond the original intention, using a foot designed for one thin VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/31/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

There are soooo many possibilities available to complete a successful one-of-a-kind jacket from a sweatshirt. Some of your choices are critical, others are options. But all result in unique, comfortable and artful jackets. See ideas that will make your process to a completed jacket both fun an VIEW MORE...

Meg Healy
Friday 3/31/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115
Discover how to create your own personal skirt sloper – the basic pattern for a skirt that fits your own measurements precisely. Learn to properly measure the figure, and how to use rulers, pattern paper and simple math to create your own basic skirt pattern. This pattern is the template us VIEW MORE...
Karen Benke
Friday 3/31/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117
Explore how even a single inspiration – an orphan block, a treasured piece of fabric, a photo or another quilt – can become a series of quilts you’ve designed yourself. From the creative mind of Karen Benke comes a robust discussion of favorite techniques, a variety of useful tool VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Friday 3/31/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129
Being an artist or computer geek is not a prerequisite for digitizing. All you need is a bit of time and the right teacher! Digitizing software may have changed over the years but the theory and properties of stitch types has remained constant. By starting with a simple foundation anyone can learn a VIEW MORE...
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/31/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

Dimension is so unexpected in embroidery. We’re used to the traditional flat appearance. Well not any longer! Cindy has taken embroidery to the next level…again! In this class you will see samples including wall quilts, garments and items for your home, all embellished with her new a VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Friday 3/31/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131
Learn to install zippers in all types of projects easily and accurately. You'll never avoid a project again because it has a zipper! Your confidence will grow as Pam shares the best, most fool-proof ways to install zippers in pillows, bags and garments first time, every time. Bonus: looking for VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Friday 3/31/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J132X
Racks are filled with them, as are your closets and drawers. Knits are everywhere, so why aren’t you sewing with them? A little hesitant? Palms a bit sweaty? Admit it. You're secretly terrified of sewing with knits. Put all your fears to rest during this fun and confidence-building class fill VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/31/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J133
As sewists we are clothing architects, and use many of the same tools as building architects. We have blueprints (patterns) and guidelines that if followed, will give us better results in the finished structure. Learn the order and relationship between measurements that will provide the best fit for VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Friday 3/31/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J134X
Design amazing quilt blocks along with Laura, without sewing a single stitch, using her newest curved square stamp set, Paintstiks and fusible web. While you’re having fun, you’ll be actively learning how to use Paintstiks, incorporating a unique layered fusible applique technique and, VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 3/31/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J140X

Barb uses appliqué to embellish garments, bags and so much more. Explore her methods as you learn to execute wonderful appliqué on a range of fabrics including cotton, silk, wool and vintage textiles, all the while maintaining the soft hand of the fabric. Essential to good result VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/31/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form.  Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper patte VIEW MORE...

Nancy Cook
Friday 3/31/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K148X
Have you quit garment sewing because of fit (or the lack thereof)? Frustrated with patterns that don't work for your body? Let Nancy share how to spot and solve the most common fitting issues for tops and pants. You’ll see how to put comfort and style in your clothes easily, for garments whic VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/31/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
Because the steps are the opposite of what you traditionally do in sewing, some feel like they can’t conquer paper piecing. That’s simply a myth! Easy steps and a little instruction allow anyone to experience not only paper piecing success, but paper piecing joy! Skeptics welcome (and yo VIEW MORE...
Laura Murray
Friday 3/31/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147
Follow Laura’s personal artistic journey, marked by a sense of humor and a desire to keep moving -- one step beyond where she’s already been. Find motivation for your own creative process as Laura shares a retrospective of her award winning quilts, and what she learned from each. Her b VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/31/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K149

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...

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/31/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY
Learn the skills that will enable you to become a better sewer and fitter. No more discarding newly made clothes because of poor fit! Learn from a master "sergeant" the essential elements of pattern alteration including necessary amounts of ease, the three different methods of alterations, how to co VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 3/31/17
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
K151, N203X, P219, L167XY

Upholstery 101 has never been more fun. Join Pam in a full day of upholstery how-tos while you create your own upholstered footstool. After you learn to build a foundation piece, Pam will demo basics such adding foam, batting, lined gusseted skirt and welting as you move through the process. Th VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Chris Dolinar
Friday 3/31/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY
With a choice of piecing methods in your creative toolbox, you’ll find the perfect one for every project. Experience piecing on your serger, as you easily, swiftly and successfully create a tote you’ll use over and over again. Begin by understanding how to create the perfect stitch on VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Friday 3/31/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
Get a solid machine embroidery foundation in a class designed to take you through the basics of in-the-hoop embroidery and prepare you for more advanced techniques. Learn the essential keys to all successful embroidery, from stabilizers and hooping techniques to needles and threads, and discover ho VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 3/31/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY
Make this traditional Baby Blocks quilt the easy way, with NO set-in seams! All rotary cut patches, both diamonds and triangles, which means no fussing with templates. Pieced in vertical rows, it’s an easy and quick way to a small baby sized project (36” x 38”), and is easily adap VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Friday 3/31/17
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
K155, L171
Learn an easy way to develop a Zentangle look as you create a trendy flower pin. Michelle will review the fundamentals of free-motion sewing and share her method for printing templates onto Sulky Stick ’n Stitch Stabilizer. You’ll stitch by machine, using the templates, to create five VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 3/31/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

 You’ll fall in love with this happy, scrappy quilt before you start cutting, as it uses up all of the small bits and pieces of fabric that were too pretty to throw away. Don’t be afraid to pull together all kinds of colors, prints and textures … the ‘white’ un VIEW MORE...

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Rae Cumbie
Friday 3/31/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161
Women's bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Using a fitting grid drawn on a pant mock-up, learn to tweak the back and crotch curves to fit real figures. See how to keep the grainline straight as you shape the silhouette, drape in the darts and choose a waist finish, and finally, how to transfer t VIEW MORE...
Kaye Koler
Friday 3/31/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
Explore the joys and challenges miniature quilts hold with an award-winning maker. Discuss how to choose appropriate patterns, learn which are likely to be more challenging than others, how to "mini" a full-size block and more. Learn about helpful tools and Kaye's best tips for construction of the VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Friday 3/31/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

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 become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/31/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164
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, rickrack, covered buttons, pearl buttons and other embellishments….. you’ll explore dozens of ways to VIEW MORE...
Meg Healy
Friday 3/31/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165
The great advantage of digital patterns is of course immediate access to begin your project, 24/7, no trips to the store or waiting for delivery. Learn all about working with digital sewing patterns, from printing to assembly to making modifications before cutting. Meg will walk through the steps VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Friday 3/31/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
We all know it’s important to love what you do… so why not make money doing it? It’s simple… the more money you make… the more toys you can buy! This class will cover all the basics: choosing the right machine, setting up shop, where to buy and what to sell, how muc VIEW MORE...
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/31/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180
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...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/31/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N194X, P210

Discover why draping is the secret to truly fitting the body, and develop basic draping and patternmaking skills with hands on experience.  Complete your bodice knowledge with the creation of a draped back bodice, and turning the muslin into a pattern using garment industry techniques. The VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 3/31/17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N198XX

Barb has combined three techniques in this wonderfully creative project: needle felting, crazy quilting and simple embroidery. During class you’ll have fun with the art of needle felting to begin. Follow that with learning the hand-embroidery stitch that delivers dimensional pop as you c VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/31/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217
Join us for an evening of sheer pleasure while creating something beautiful. We’ll be starting with a plain sweatshirt, then use a collection of wonderful embellishment techniques to complete it. With black as your base and one of Cindy’s gorgeous kits to add the color, use fresh and si VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 3/31/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218

Choose your favorites for this two-color quilt, no paper piecing involved. Instead, use a super-sized 18-degree ruler (Dresden Plate shape), 12-1/2” tall and with 60 degree cutting angles (ruler included in the kit fee). And...Debby's unique cutting and piecing process leaves NO fabric wa VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Marty Moon
Friday 3/31/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N204X, P220
Enjoy the serendipity of a project involving a mystery or two, fabric exchanges and working on a ‘need to know’ basis – all the while having big fun as you create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Relax and give in to the process. You’ll receive a bag containing 20 WOF strips and, thr VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Friday 3/31/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N199, P215

Join Joyce as she leads you on a whimsical journey through unique ways to use inks and stencils. You will be using brilliant colors of Tsukineko Inks and a variety of TSC Designs stencils in this creative hands-on workshop. The color blending and shading methods shared during class will allow you VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 4/1/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225X
Grandma used her hands to crochet tiny, perfect rows of beautiful edgings…if you love the look, now’s your chance to learn how to make them using today’s machines! This wonderful how-to class explores and defines how to create sweet crocheted edges using your machine’s dec VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 4/1/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X
It has happened to all of us. Our bodies change over time but the patterns you bought stay the same. What can you do about that? Make the manikin the same as your current body and then it is easy to change the pattern. Where to change the pattern and how to change it are all part of this Hollywood-s VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 4/1/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X
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...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Saturday 4/1/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247
Hand applique is quiet, relaxing and very portable. Let Helene show you how to create beautiful hand appliqué using the latest in turned edge technology. Working with one of her original designs, you’ll explore the ins and outs for creating beautiful fabric turned edges, then move on VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 4/1/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
Make this high-end wallet and clear a little bit of your stash, too! This mini-wallet goes together in a snap, and has four pockets, perfect to hold a few credit cards, business cards, a driver’s license and some cash, but still fit easily into your back pocket! You’ll always glean con VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 4/1/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
“Little French Bonnet” is loved the world over and is possibly our most well attended class at Martha Pullen. This sweet bonnet is the perfect project for those who have never done any heirloom sewing, those who need a refresher course or those who want a handmade, precious baby gift. T VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Saturday 4/1/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Beth Sidley
Saturday 4/1/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

Finally! A tool and block-making technique that will allow any quilter to quickly, easily and accurately piece traditional Lemoyne Star blocks in 10 different sizes! The block units are strip pieced, assembled without using any “Y” seams, and constructed so that the blocks themselve VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 4/1/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
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...
Registration Full
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 4/1/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

After 40 years of sewing, we have figured out more than a few shortcuts and helpful methods for making things easier and faster. Discover invaluable techniques as Connie shares her best-loved tricks for finishing your projects. You’ll take that last stitch sooner, and have more fun along VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Saturday 4/1/17
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 become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as VIEW MORE...

Barb Callahan
Saturday 4/1/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230

How many ideas can you absorb in just one hour? See easy, fast and versatile embellishments appropriate for a wide range of projects – garments, accessories like totes and hats, quilts, home décor items and more. Explore applique on fabrics including linen, fleece and wool, dimensi VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Saturday 4/1/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
Regardless of the machine brand you own, the end results should always be the same… beautiful stitches creating soft embroidery! Getting consistent results begins with a firm grasp of the basics. Explore hooping basics, choosing the right stabilizer, selecting appropriate needles and thread, VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Saturday 4/1/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R242X
Knit garments are essential to any modern wardrobe, but how do you get started, and how do you finish? Explore the range of construction techniques for seams, necklines, sleeves and hems as Rae demonstrates, providing the where/how/why for each. Get a feel for several different types of knit fabric VIEW MORE...
Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 4/1/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R243X
Plan for your own successes as you enjoy a great success story: Michelle’s. Learn about what works and what doesn’t as she shares her journey, from quitting her full time job to starting her own sewing business, to becoming a National Educator representing Sulky of America. She is also VIEW MORE...
Nancy Cook
Saturday 4/1/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R244X
Put the life and fun back into your sewing as you learn to take the stress away. See notions and techniques that make your sewing easy, fast and fun. The big "6" will change your sewing life forever! VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 4/1/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
Go beyond measurements and get to the heart of pant fitting. The shape and angle of the crotch curve make huge differences in the fit. Some butts are flat, some are curvy and each requires its own cut. Learn to make and use a template of your shape to help determine the changes needed on your pa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Saturday 4/1/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R246X
Join the coloring trend for adults, and enjoy the benefits of adding texture and color to fabric while improving well-being at the same time. Learn how to create the fabric of your dreams, from bold graphics, subtle batiks and more in this fun, fast-moving overview of Paintstik techniques. No artis VIEW MORE...
Kaye Koler
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
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, unique and fun quilt that really makes a statement. It's easier than you think with this fast strip piecing method! Really! VIEW MORE...
Barb Callahan
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

As a pallet for creativity, bags, purses, clutches and totes offer tons of potential. Barb’s latest collection incorporates a new group of closures, construction techniques and embellishments. She’s gone wild with embellishments, too, truth be told! Explore using unusual upcycled el VIEW MORE...

Meg Healy
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
Love the look, love the comfort and feel ready to make some of your own yoga and workout wear? Started with the yoga pant, this growing wardrobe category now includes all sorts of clothing appropriate for the gym and beyond. Learn the basics of making these versatile pieces! See how to convert &lsq VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260

Creating elegant household linens and memorable garments using this uniquely shaped needle is easy. With her extensive collection of wing needle samples, including both garments and home déc VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261

Need a trip to the pattern alteration doctor? Learn for yourself some of the "healing arts" and eliminate that sense of panic that you feel with a new pattern and no idea where to start. You know which parts are in need of attention … could be the back, could be the front, could be arms VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S262, T278
Bring a shirt, bring a jacket, bring some jeans…or bring them all and hot fix crystallize them to the moon! We’ll be using templates that allow you to create crystal appliqués and iron on sparkling designs all at once. No more adding one crystal at a time! You’ll receive VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
Top treatments are back! Pam’s window treatment workroom has produced every imaginable treatment over the years, and she is here to share what’s on trend. Learn to design and cut your own custom window treatment and have it ready for sewing. You’ll find inspiration books in the VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
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...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
Oh, the joys of knits! We love to wear them, surround our babies in them…. and yet the very properties we adore can create questions when it comes to embroidering on them. Find answers as you discuss different knits and their embroidery personalities, from tee-shirts to baby blankets and be VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X
If you missed your chance last year to enjoy sewing with the softest of fabrics (Cuddle) and having more fun than you can imagine while doing so, here’s the newest incarnation of Connie’s blanket workshop. Make a baby-sized blanket in class – a perfect gift any time of year &ndash VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Janet Platt
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
Make a beautiful pillowcase – but not just any beautiful pillowcase. This one evokes another time with its mid-century look of homemade rick rack and prairie points. Pretty fabric coordinates lend a unique charm to the case, perfect for your own or a guest bed. Learn to utilize a variety of VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Saturday 4/1/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X
You have completed your quilt top, now what? How about quilting it with your walking foot? If you’re not confident with free-motion, the walking foot is a great way to go. Get your hands on this ‘magic’ machine accessory as you learn all about the many quilting designs you can e VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
John Deer
Saturday 4/1/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
Not everyone wants to learn how to digitize their own designs, but most embroiderers do utilize software to modify the designs they already own. This class will show you how to organize your design library as well as simple design modification techniques, including facts about resizing designs, how VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 4/1/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274
Because the steps are the opposite of what you traditionally do in sewing, some feel like they can’t conquer paper piecing. That’s simply a myth! Easy steps and a little instruction allow anyone to experience not only paper piecing success, but paper piecing joy! Skeptics welcome (and yo VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Saturday 4/1/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275
Artful clothing goes everywhere, so why not stitch up your own original masterpieces? Explore ideas for surface design techniques that will help you envision and create your own unique wearable art style. Fabric collage, painting, stenciling and quilting will all be considered during this trunk show VIEW MORE...
Nancy Cook
Saturday 4/1/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T276X
The old song goes: "You've got to accentuate the positive, and eliminate the negative." Learn to do just that when sewing garments for yourself. Using the basic top from FitNice as a starting place (whether you own it or not), see how to add color, fit, style and fashion sewing techniques to creat VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 4/1/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277
Three styles of waist finishes, three kinds of pockets and two zippers? Kathy gives you all these options and more, using a single pants pattern as her base. See how to make your own tummy tuck jeans or yoga pants, using her ready-to-wear sewing secrets to save time and give you great results. You VIEW MORE...

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


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