Fredericksburg, VA

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Monday, October 02, 2017
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin & Alicia Welcher
Monday 10/2/17
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday 4:00pm – Thursday 11:30am   There’s a new way to become a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher! In light of today’s busy schedules, The Perfect Mix curriculum is being offered as The Perfect Mix Licensing EXPRESS. The EXPRESS VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Katie Bartz
Monday 10/2/17
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm  Join Katie Bartz, our resident “packaging engineer” for a retreat so full of sewing and embroidery techniques and helpful hints you’ll be ready to go home and make it all – all over again! Katie’s reputat VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Monday 10/2/17
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm    You use your serger to finish seams, and you love it! It’s fast, and can easily achieve a professional finish. But did you know there are many other techniques for which your serger will give you similar advantages? By VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Monday 10/2/17
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm    Begin with Cynthia’s legendary fitting expertise, as you create your waist-to-hip shape -- the starting point for designing all styles of skirts that fit you well. You’ll explore the all-important issue of grain: how VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Monday 10/2/17
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm   It’s amazing! A little girl’s dress and leggings -- totally on-trend, extra-fun to wear and a really great way to discover how to make use of sewing machine accessory feet and a serger, too, so all your special touches VIEW MORE...
 
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 10/5/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X

Do you love those really gorgeous fabric landscapes? If you’re gathering the creative strength to create your own, this is your lucky day! Having created landscapes for more than 20 years, Cindy has amassed a collection of helpful tips for every step of the process, starting with a discuss VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 10/5/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X

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...

Marty Moon
Thursday 10/5/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6X

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
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 10/5/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

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...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 10/5/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Spend your morning at the serger and gain a clear understanding of how sergers work. Learn a sequential tension formula that works with all types of thread on all sergers, so you’re never stuck. As you stitch, you’ll learn some of Kathy’s most used techniques, including a popular VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 10/5/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
Never cut appliqué shapes by hand again! Join us as we use an electronic cutter to cut all our appliqué shapes (no more tedious trimming in the hoop) for this cute appliqué bib and burp cloth set! Learn the nuances of “in the hoop” appliqué embroidery, with VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Thursday 10/5/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A12X

Become a paper piecing prodigy in just 90 minutes when you get your hands busy! Sometimes confusing in the abstract, this is the perfect piecing method when you’re after the sharpest, most accurate points you’ve ever imagined, regardless of angle or number. Discover the secrets and VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 10/5/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

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...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 10/5/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30

Master the art of mixing a 24-step color gradation using just 3 packets of dye! You’ll cover the basics of hand dyeing fabric and learn to take the color wheel beyond primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Create your own collection of 24 fat quarters (6 yards!) of high quality, hand dyed VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Thursday 10/5/17
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, m VIEW MORE...

Deb Canham
Thursday 10/5/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3
Explore just how much your serger can do for you, and how creative you can become … way beyond finishing ordinary seams! See a collection of fun projects you can make, including how-to tips and all the best methods for serger success. Trunk show includes garments, gifts, home décor i VIEW MORE...
Judy Kessinger
Thursday 10/5/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

Start with a basic tee pattern that includes a front, back and sleeve. Now turn it into a wardrobe of tops. You have to see it to believe it, really. Learn all the little tricks to keep up with fashion while keeping inside the comfort zone. Go from simple, to simply amazing. Don’t have t VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 10/5/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7, B23

A perfectly fitted pants pattern can become the most valuable tool in your studio, for once the curves are correctly shaped, the resulting sloper can be used to create any style of pant at all. From conservative business basics to flowing, sheer evening pants, from skinny ankle pants to full, pl VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Thursday 10/5/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17
If you’re not running around with them, but you are still cutting with the same pair of scissors you had in high school, if your seam ripper is from junior high home-ec class, or if you’re feeling a bit out of the sewing tools loop, it’s time to see what the newest products are, ho VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Thursday 10/5/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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...

Cheryl Huckerby
Thursday 10/5/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19
The fashion of athleisure, like leggings and muscle tees, are part of our everyday wardrobes and they’re really fun to make! Whether they’re your choice for going to the store, out for a run or lazing around on the couch, you know some pieces are more comfortable and stylish than others VIEW MORE...
Katie Bartz
Thursday 10/5/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X
With dozens of thread options and nearly as many needle choices, how do we choose? Investigate the anatomy of needles and threads to understand how they work, and how they work together to create beautiful embroidery. Discover why minuscule changes to a needle’s anatomy create opportunities VIEW MORE...
Rhonda Buss
Thursday 10/5/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X
Explore how to take a basic shirt pattern and develop an array of garments – not all of which are shirts! The picture on the pattern cover is only the beginning. Learn how to change the collar, add or subtract seams, tweak the shape and more as you see how Rhonda manipulates a shirt pattern to VIEW MORE...
Heather Kojan
Thursday 10/5/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B22
Start by talking about the math behind all the squares, rectangles, triangles and wedges. Follow that with an introduction to a simple way to dip your toes into a bit of improv quilting. Finish up with a discussion about Fibonacci - a 12th century mathematician who should have been a quilter! VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 10/5/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B28X

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...

Pattie Otto
Thursday 10/5/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C39X
The comfort of an elastic waistband doesn’t always ensure a great fit. Pattie will explain the basics of casing and applied waistbands, some quick and easy fitting techniques and also show you some fool proof sewing methods for that perfect elastic waistband. With all the tips and techniques y VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

Digitizing designs for embroidery requires taking all the theory of stitch types, underlay, push and pull compensation and mapping techniques, and bringing them together for a specific piece of artwork. This class will go into detailed “case studies” of digitized designs, explaining t VIEW MORE...

Judy Kessinger
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
The definition of camouflage is to disguise or conceal. Tim Gunn says “I have my mantra about silhouette, proportion, and fit. I believe that when they are in harmony and balance, you’ll look great in anything. It’s not about a particular item of clothing or particular accessory: VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

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...

Kathy McMakin
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36
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...

Rhonda Buss
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
C37, D53

Creating great garments from simple shapes is easier than you may think. Learn how to make tops, skirts, dresses, tunics and even an evening gown by using rectangles, circles, triangles and squares and your own body measurements. No more second guessing the sizing on a pattern!

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C38
Start sorting out your sleeve issues! Discuss how to analyze sleeve patterns, including how to adjust the pattern piece to create the proper apex for the cap – the key element in creating a comfortable sleeve. Once achieved, this will help maintain the shape and stability of your sleeve, too. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Katie Bartz
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
It’s called the Bazillion Bag because … once you make one, you’ll want to make ... a bazillion more! A great project for both very experienced and beginning machine embroidery students, this versatile ‘boxed’ bag is the perfect organizer for men, women and children. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
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...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
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
Heather Kojan
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY
Make this stunning modern quilt using the Quick Curve Ruler. Easy curves, precise trimming and clever fabric placement make this one of the most popular quilt patterns on the market. Now’s the time to make one yourself! 

Bring your own fabric; see supply list for details VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

Traditionally sewn by hand, this vintage block can be created entirely by machine, too. Using quick rotary cut kite shapes, you will learn how easy it is to sew three together using a simple (and doable) y-seam. Twenty-four units are then stitched into the Rose Star Block with ONLY straight seam VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

When you want to make a BIG quilt from start to finish on your domestic machine, you’re bound to be stressed. The space to the right of your needle is limited, so you are limited, too. Instead, why not quilt in bite-sized pieces -- by the block -- and allow your quilt to grow to the size VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 10/5/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C46, D62, E78

A mandala is a circular pattern representing the universe and our connection to it. Experience the creativity of ice dyeing using Cindy’s tried-and-true techniques. You will create your own 3 yard collection of unique ice dyed mandalas in this fun and productive session. Order yo VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 10/5/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

Learn about tools and notions used in 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 – they help you to move swiftly and surely through all your pattern work. Whether you& VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 10/5/17
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D50, E66
Spend some quality time adding the sparkle to your world as you experience the brilliance of digital cutters. You’ll get your hands on a trio of bling-y raw materials as you add rhinestones and glitter vinyl to your custom tee-shirt, and embellish a fun pillow with metallic foil.

&n VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Huckerby
Thursday 10/5/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
Swim, dance, skating and gymnastics … finding quality garments that flatter and wear well can be a challenge. But not if you sew! Discover all the best methods, materials and notions for creating wonderful outfits that allow for movement. Cheryl will discuss the distinctly different types o VIEW MORE...
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 10/5/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52
For years we’ve created Australian Windowpanes by sewing machine, and today we take another step forward. See just how easy it is to create the same beautiful organza windowpanes on an embroidery machine! Once you learn this technique, you may never want to go back to the old way again, but VIEW MORE...
Diane Gloystein
Thursday 10/5/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D54
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...
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 10/5/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D55
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...
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 10/5/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
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...
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 10/5/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
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...
Pattie Otto
Thursday 10/5/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68

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...

Barb Callahan
Thursday 10/5/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69

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...

Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 10/5/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E70
Your sleeve is properly fitted and ready for installation. Learn about pre-pressing the sleeve cap before insertion, why you cannot press a pucker out once it’s there, all about trimming the amscye seam, where, when, why and how to use a heading, how to attach a shoulder pad (and why you may VIEW MORE...
Kaye Koler
Thursday 10/5/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E71
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...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 10/5/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F82X, G 98

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...

Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 10/5/17
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
F83X
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...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 10/5/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104

Well she’s done it again: created an innovative and attractive sweatshirt conversion, just in time for the cooler weather ahead. Choose a cream or black sweatshirt in sizes Small all the way up to 5X, then begin having fun. Learn to create a dramatic lapel effect, featuring beautiful cut VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Deb Canham
Thursday 10/5/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106

If you love leggings (especially the soft ones from the brand that starts with “L”), why not learn to make them for yourself? They’re fun, fast and easy to make…on a serger! In the process, you’ll discover why sergers are the perfect machine for sewing knits, lear VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 10/5/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F91X, G107

This is the perfect bag for carrying your knitting or hand sewing projects, and you’ll complete your first one in class. A wonderful canvas for using favorite fabrics and prints to best advantage, its easy construction and unique closure will make it your go-to bag for your own toting need VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 10/5/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F87, G103

A perfectly fitted pants pattern can become the most valuable tool in your studio, for once the curves are correctly shaped, the resulting sloper can be used to create any style of pant at all. From conservative business basics to flowing, sheer evening pants, from skinny ankle pants to full, pl VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, October 06, 2017
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Katie Bartz
Friday 10/6/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X
Yikes! It stretches! It’s too fragile! It’s too thick! No it’s not! Dive right into Katie’s easy hooping techniques, where the personality of your fabric becomes almost irrelevant. Learn how to approach stabilizing your designs as you see how to effectively, easily and VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 10/6/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H120X
So….you have little bags for everything, but you still have to open them to see the contents, right? Not anymore, when you start making these handy zipper bags with clear panels -- all created in the embroidery hoop! You’ll make two during class. Learn to work with clear plastic, sew z VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 10/6/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
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
Kathy McMakin
Friday 10/6/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
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
Debby Kratovil
Friday 10/6/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
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
Marty Moon
Friday 10/6/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H124X

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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Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 10/6/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

 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...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 10/6/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142

With a modern approach to this ancient art form, discover the effects of twisting, wrapping and pleating fabric around 3 different sizes of poles to create a stunning collection of 12 different patterns to take home. Explore the concepts of thin and thick fiber reactive dye, and learn to make "d VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Friday 10/6/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
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...
Cheryl Huckerby
Friday 10/6/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115
Swim, dance, skating and gymnastics … finding quality garments that flatter and wear well can be a challenge. But not if you sew! Discover all the best methods, materials and notions for creating wonderful outfits that allow for movement. Cheryl will discuss the distinctly different types o VIEW MORE...
Judy Kessinger
Friday 10/6/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116
We all love to collect nifty little tools, necessary or not. So … see just how to use some of them to make your sewing easier. Start with all the gluing tricks -- even how to “glue” in zippers for perfect stitching. End with the greatest tool for trim placement every time. They w VIEW MORE...
Heather Kojan
Friday 10/6/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

Do you have a love/hate relationship with half square triangles? Love them for their versatility, hate them because they're a bit persnickety? Learn to hate them a little less and love them even more as you explore a dozen different ways to make these alluring building blocks, discussing when i VIEW MORE...

Karen Benke
Friday 10/6/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H118

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 t VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 10/6/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H119, J135

A perfectly fitted pants pattern can become the most valuable tool in your studio, for once the curves are correctly shaped, the resulting sloper can be used to create any style of pant at all. From conservative business basics to flowing, sheer evening pants, from skinny ankle pants to full, pl VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 10/6/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J129X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a form instead of on your own body. 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 pape VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Friday 10/6/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130
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...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 10/6/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

Love the look, love the feel and ready to make some of your own? This growing wardrobe category started with the yoga pant, and now includes all sorts of clothing appropriate for the gym and beyond. Learn the basics of making these versatile pieces from an experienced fitter who loves to work w VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Friday 10/6/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

Knits can confound even the most seasoned embroiderer from time to time. Alicia has plenty of experience working with a wide range of knits over the years. Join her as she shares her collection of top tips and easy tricks for getting the best embroidery possible even on the stretchiest of knits VIEW MORE...

Rhonda Buss
Friday 10/6/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X

Learn how to take a vintage fur and turn it into a modern garment. Explore and discuss how to determine if the fur is worth working with, how to take it apart, tools needed for working with fur, how to lay out your pattern, how to sew the fur together, linings to use, and finally, how to care for VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Friday 10/6/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J134

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...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 10/6/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J136X
Make this darling hat using ever-popular polar fleece while learning to work with the latest in embroidery innovation…glitter fabric. Assemble the hat and then embroider the sweet 3D Cutie face – sure to make you smile! You may not stop at making just one … you’ll have so VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 10/6/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J140X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 10/6/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K151X, L167

Handwork – whether on quilts or not – is trending again. See how easy it is to elevate your “appliqué” from basic and nice to the “wow” factor with embroidery embellishments. Using a simple design and the latest innovative techniques learn the steps VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 10/6/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K155X

Learn the tips and tricks for embroidering the latest in decorative fabrics – cork! Create an in-the-hoop needle case that showcases a decorative spine created from embroidered cork fabric. As a bonus, you will see how easy it is to cut thicker materials using the Brother ScanNCut2.

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Connie Palmer
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

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...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
K146, N201X, P217, L162XY

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...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147
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...
Judy Kessinger
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148
The definition of camouflage is to disguise or conceal. Tim Gunn says “I have my mantra about silhouette, proportion, and fit. I believe that when they are in harmony and balance, you’ll look great in anything. It’s not about a particular item of clothing or particular accessory: VIEW MORE...
Rhonda Buss
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY
Discover just how to turn a basic sleeve into an eye catching detail. Watch as Rhonda demonstrates how to change the shape (without changing the fit), as she drafts everything from sleeves with gorgeous draping details to sleeves with pleats and gathers – all from a basic sleeve pattern. She& VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K150

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...

Hands on Workshop
Katie Bartz
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K152, L168, M184

Yes, it’s a pincushion! So cleverly designed and engineered with real-life sewing use in mind, this whimsical, slightly oversized pincushion is the perfect home for all your sewing and quilting pins, with a hidden compartment for your machine and hand-sewing needles, too. And... it’s VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
The intricate look of Madeira applique and lace shaping can be achieved in minutes with today’s machines and notions. Does anything compare to handkerchief linen and French lace - especially in white and ecru? The elegance of a finely-stitched tea or hand towel can be yours, as you learning VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Deb Canham
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K154, L170, M186

Learn to use a serger, discover why it’s such an asset in your sewing room and create a wonderful kimono robe in the process. Using a gorgeous, contemporary print from Kaffe Fasset, you’ll explore the proper seam sequence and pick up a collection of helpful tips to use with all your VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY
Learn a variety of different techniques to create your own unique modern log cabin quilt blocks. The blocks are improvised, working with guidelines used to achieve certain looks. The log cabin block is one of the most versatile of all quilt blocks, allowing the creator to fool the eye, direct the e VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 10/6/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K158, L174XY
Take a fresh and modern approach to the ancient art of Itajime Shibori. Learn the basic folds and dye methods to create an infinite number of bold and graphic patterns. Explore the use of acrylic shaped resist templates and the concepts of light and dark fiber reactive dye. Order your comple VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 10/6/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

Discussion will focus on an exploration of the four basic, natural fiber fabrics: cottons, wools, linens and silks; touch on manufactured fabrics such as polyesters, nylons, and spandex; and include commentary about ‘smart’ fibers and cotton blends. Armed with swatch cards for futur VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Huckerby
Friday 10/6/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
Whether you’re running a quick errand or working out at the gym, don't you sometimes wish you had a convenient little pocket that could conceal your credit card, id and keys without being bulky and obvious? See how to make just such an accessory (the ‘Athleisure Belt’) as you disco VIEW MORE...
Amalia Morusiewicz
Friday 10/6/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

Boldly venture where creativity and organization co-exist. AtoZ shares her formula to get more done and have more fun. Both ‘naturally messies’ and ‘neatly creatives’ will Laugh-N-Learn with AtoZ's “ELBOW SPACE” approach to organizing her sewing space.

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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 10/6/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L166
A comfortable, flattering collar is a simple combination of directional sewing, proper grainline and fit. Explore each of these areas by starting with fit, where you’ll see how to check for proper fit and make adjustments to the paper pattern, including how to “petite” a neckline VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 10/6/17
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L171XY

If you like to create with applique, you’ll want to see how much easier an electronic cutter will make the entire process. Create baby’s softest burp cloth, adorned with a spray of applique hearts as you learn all of the tips and tricks for successfully pre-cutting your applique shape VIEW MORE...

John Deer
Friday 10/6/17
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 Ruddy
Friday 10/6/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

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...

Cindy Losekamp
Friday 10/6/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180

If you’ve modified a sweatshirt (because who doesn’t love a nice, soft, warm, toss-on jacket?), but see opportunity for a better finished garment, here’s your chance. See every step leading to a fabulous finish as Cindy takes a plain sweatshirt and readies it for creating a jack VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Friday 10/6/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M182
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...
Kaye Koler
Friday 10/6/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M183
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...
Hands on Workshop
John Deer
Friday 10/6/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N194X, P210

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 yea VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Chris Dolinar
Friday 10/6/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218
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...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 10/6/17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N204XX
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
Karen Benke
Friday 10/6/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N205X, P221
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
Lorraine Henry
Friday 10/6/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N206X, P222
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...
Amalia Morusiewicz
Friday 10/6/17
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
N196

AtoZ’s having an epic adventure as an introverted stitching geek, a daring live action story, with a permission slip and sewFUNfriends while embracing imperfection. Let’s make IT FUN—including all in our minutes in between.

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Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 10/6/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N199, P215

Everything you do while you are creating a garment is influenced by the grain of the fabric, from laying out your pattern pieces and making your very first stitches, to the last stitch of the hem. With a handful of swatches in hand, cut a variety of pattern shapes and learn how to confidently ide VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, October 07, 2017
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 10/7/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X

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...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 10/7/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X
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...
Rhonda Buss
Saturday 10/7/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X
Explore how to take a basic shirt pattern and develop an array of garments – not all of which are shirts! The picture on the pattern cover is only the beginning. Learn how to change the collar, add or subtract seams, tweak the shape and more as you see how Rhonda manipulates a shirt pattern to VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 10/7/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

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
Katie Bartz
Saturday 10/7/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
Nothing teaches quite like experience, and developing one’s machine embroidery skills is no different. Bring what you already know – gaps and all – to the machine, where you’ll get your hands on the hoop. Build confidence and refine your skills as Katie takes you through t VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Saturday 10/7/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

One of the joys of wall hangings is the ability to change them up for holidays, seasons and special occasions. Make it even easier with a wall quilt that allows you to change a small interior panel quilt inside a year-round ‘frame’. Helene’s clever design for the background qui VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Chris Dolinar
Saturday 10/7/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
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
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 10/7/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

Join us for machine embroidery and electronic cutting fun, as you design and make your own garden flag (or door hanger). Experience all the creative benefits the newest technology can deliver as you move through the process with Alicia’s guidance. Learn to create your floral applique desi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Saturday 10/7/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
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...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 10/7/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

This project combines 2 of the hottest trends in quilting today: pixelated quilts and quilts in a hoop! Create a mini "pixelated circle" design, using standard piecing and some curved piecing, wrap the hoop with fabric and place the whole thing in the hoop to frame it. Finish your quilt in a hoop VIEW MORE...

Deb Canham
Saturday 10/7/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225
Love all those beautiful, tempting threads? Guess what? You can use them – all those luscious, heavier decorative threads -- on your serger! See where, why and how-to in this comprehensive presentation. Explore various stitches and projects in which they’ve been used as you gather us VIEW MORE...
Barb Callahan
Saturday 10/7/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228

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...

Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 10/7/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230
See scores of new and exciting ways to add a little (or a lot of) embellishment to your creative life! From what’s new in the embroidery world to new iron-on glitter fabric and 3D techniques for ‘jump off the surface’ surprises, you’ll find inspiration and how-to for adding VIEW MORE...
Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 10/7/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q238
Explore the basic process for measuring and altering patterns for upper body garments: blouses, tops, jackets and dresses. See exactly how to take accurate measurements for both front and back bodices, and how and where they relate to the pattern dimensions. Includes how to choose the correct pa VIEW MORE...
John Deer
Saturday 10/7/17
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...
Pam Damour
Saturday 10/7/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
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...
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 10/7/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243
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...
Cheryl Huckerby
Saturday 10/7/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244
The fashion of athleisure, like leggings and muscle tees, are part of our everyday wardrobes and they’re really fun to make! Whether they’re your choice for going to the store, out for a run or lazing around on the couch, you know some pieces are more comfortable and stylish than others VIEW MORE...
Amalia Morusiewicz
Saturday 10/7/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245

For the sewing world, a little fun with numbers! Repeat after me, Math is your friend, Math is your pal. If you have bad feelings toward Math, stop – you are on a first name basis, it's not Mathematics...it’s just math.

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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 10/7/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R246

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...

Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 10/7/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R254
Explore the basic process for measuring and altering patterns for pants and skirts. Learn how to define and measure waistline, hipline, upper hip and more, and discover the importance of measuring the front and back separately. Discover how to determine your best pattern size from measurements and VIEW MORE...
Katie Bartz
Saturday 10/7/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S257X
Take your embroidery up a notch, adding special effects to go from ordinary to extraordinary. Explore all facets of free-standing lace, free-motion embroidery, 3-D embroidery, the pairing of embroidery with garments and with beading and more, as you share Katie’s favorite how-to hints and mor VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 10/7/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S258X

Today’s electronic cutting machines are not just for cardstock and other lightweight or thin materials! See just how far you can go as you make a lacey key fob using KraftTex and cotton webbing, then create an adorable companion gift box using corrugated paper and heavy cardstock.

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Rhonda Buss
Saturday 10/7/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S260X

Learn how to take a vintage fur and turn it into a modern garment. Explore and discuss how to determine if the fur is worth working with, how to take it apart, tools needed for working with fur, how to lay out your pattern, how to sew the fur together, linings to use, and finally, how to care for VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 10/7/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S263X

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

Judy Kessinger
Saturday 10/7/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
Take the smiles out of your pants—they belong on your beautiful face! Learn how to measure yourself and create a pattern that only fits you. See how to eliminate fitting issues, make tweaks so the finished garment is comfortable and then how to transfer all that back to your MASTER PATTERN. Le VIEW MORE...
Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 10/7/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261

Have you ever seen a design that you like, but don't know how to get it to your project? Add a new skill to your list of talents when you learn to use iron-on transfer pens to create beautiful, full color designs on just about any surface, not just fabric. Inspired by the cool artwork in many of VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Saturday 10/7/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S262

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...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 10/7/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

A lovely bag from an expert on making bags, it is just the right size, with enough polish and curves to become a favorite. This cleverly designed bag offers a chance to create a 3-dimensional embroidery and to learn a few of the most-used techniques in bag-making (and much of our other sewing). VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 10/7/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
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...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 10/7/17
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...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 10/7/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

Ready to learn to sew curves? We'll do it the easy way with the Quick Curve Ruler. Gentle curves and over-sized piecing makes for a stunning quilt that’s easy to put together. Final trimming yields precise sizes, and keeps your construction stress-free and fast. Bring you VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Saturday 10/7/17
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...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 10/7/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X
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...
Kaye Koler
Saturday 10/7/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S270
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...
John Deer
Saturday 10/7/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
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...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 10/7/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X

Learn to take the next creative steps with a digital cutter as you identify the best materials for creating stencils for painting, glass etching and more. Get tips on how to cut and use each of these materials as you create decorative glass votive holders.

 

 

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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 10/7/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

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...

Connie Spurlock
Saturday 10/7/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276

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...

Amalia Morusiewicz
Saturday 10/7/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277

Unleash your inner awesome as this creativity class fuels your inner spark. With a basis in the scientific method, it’s chock full of fun and games, too.

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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 10/7/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T278
Drafting lining patterns is easy once you know how to manage the details. Collect the precision methods Cynthia uses to create her gorgeous, lined garments, details and all, including how to adjust for the turn of the fabric, the presence or elimination of shoulder pads and the application of a lin VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 10/7/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T279X

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
Saturday 10/7/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T286X

Cindy’s been asked so many times … “How did you make that shirt?” Now’s your chance to make one of your own! Cindy has created a class to share her well-practiced techniques – you supply the t-shirt, Cindy supplies everything else. Learn to create the resi VIEW MORE...

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


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