Fredericksburg, VA

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Go to the Registration Desk at the Expo beginning at 8:00am on Thursday, October 5th.

 

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Alicia Welcher
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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY
Discover the freedom of knowing how to execute large embroidery designs which require multiple hoopings – it’s easy! Learn to analyze your space and embroidery designs and how to line up each design perfectly. You’ll create a dramatic 14” square design in class, everything VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/30/16
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K154X

It's a quick but valuable lesson! Learn how to add texture to your machine-embroidered applique by using stitches from the sewing side of the machine. The textures they create, when used with applique designs, allow you to create, for instance, a fluffy cloud and a soft, pet-able teddy bear. You VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/30/16
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L170XY
Trapunto is a style of quilting in which the space within the quilt motif is raised to create more dimension and interest in selected parts of the quilt. The beauty of creating Trapunto effects with machine embroidery lies in how difficult it looks, but how easy it really is to achieve. Experience VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 10/1/16
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q236X
Cutwork is an elegant, timeless effect that has been adorning natural fabrics used in clothing, home décor items and more for hundreds of years. Discover how easily you can achieve this beautiful form of embellishment using today’s embroidery machines, as we create a stunning table run VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 10/1/16
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R252X
One of the greatest features of today’s embroidery machines is how easy it is to create one-of-a-kind, personalized gifts for your friends and loved ones – or even to keep for yourself. This is the workshop about using built-in embroidery fonts and designs to create personalized gifts & VIEW MORE...
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Amalia Morusiewicz
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Amalia Morusiewicz
Friday 9/30/16
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179
Bring your sense of adventure and be ready to launch your creativity into the future. Sewing fast is not science fiction—it’s real life. This storytelling trunk show will challenge your perspectives on space and time, as secrets are shared. Explore how to use low tech solutions in a fas VIEW MORE...
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Amalia Morusiewicz
Saturday 10/1/16
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
S263X, T279
Unleash the powers of mathematics and see how just a little math goes a long way in sewing quilts and 3D objects. This hands-on, interactive experience will uncover your inner art-star and possibly even make math a lot more fun. Fibonacci spirals, Golden Ratios, even the Old Eye Ball technique com VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
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Barb Callahan
Thursday 9/29/16
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B29X
Experiment with both decorative and utilitarian buttonholes as you use and expand upon ones pre-programmed into the machine. Explore corded and bound buttonholes, and see, easy, sturdy and decorative ways to create buttonholes on fleece. Finally, use decorative threads and stitches to enhance VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36
Explore the insides and outsides of creating great bags. Learn to choose interfacings for the stability and the look you’re after, then discover sources and how-to for extraordinary hardware. Pockets are everywhere -- see easy ways to add them to your bags, along with user friendly bag strap VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Thursday 9/29/16
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F82XX
Famous for her innovative use of small looms, take this chance to use Barb's newest one to weave this wonderful “crazy” woman from an array of fun fibers. Learn about easy tapestry weaving, then enjoy embellishing your base, as your ‘crazy woman’ emerges. Perfect for u VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Friday 9/30/16
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H125X
Seams are not just the basic structure holding a garment together. They can also make a decorative statement, either bold or subtle. Discover a series of seams: Barb's short-cut method for Hong Kong seams for a decorative touch to either the inside or outside of your project; twin needle effects VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Friday 9/30/16
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J141X
Add any or all of these three different details to your sewing projects quickly -- and with no stress on you or your sewing machine. You’ll discover techniques for making pleats easily and exactly, adding ruffles (with and without a ruffle attachment) and learn three different methods for addi VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Friday 9/30/16
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L167

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...

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Barb Callahan
Saturday 10/1/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226
Explore the insides and outsides of creating great bags. Learn to choose interfacings for the stability and the look you’re after, then discover sources and how-to for extraordinary hardware. Pockets are everywhere -- see easy ways to add them to your bags, along with user friendly bag strap VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X
Make this fun new “two tie” bag, coming to you straight from Barb’s creative design brain. You will learn to control the bias character of the men’s ties and do some easy quilting in the process. The closure is not only made from the ties, but is also embellished with VIEW MORE...
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Barbara Moore
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Barbara Moore
Friday 9/30/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140
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...
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Barbara Moore
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X
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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Cindy Losekamp
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/29/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
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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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/29/16
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D54
Get your family photographs out of the drawer and allow them to take center stage in your next project. You’ll see how to turn your paper photos into fabric images, learn which fabrics work best, which printer setting to use and how to take care of the images when you’re done. Along th VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/29/16
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F87XX
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...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K149
Adding a little sparkle to your garments is so much fun to do. Admit it…we’re all drawn to things that shine! See many new and exciting ways to add a little or a lot of glitz to your world. Find out what’s new in the embroidery world…how to use Mylar®, cool glittere VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 9/30/16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N204X, P220
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...
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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 10/1/16
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q231X
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...
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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 10/1/16
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
Get your family photographs out of the drawer and allow them to take center stage in your next project. You’ll see how to turn your paper photos into fabric images, learn which fabrics work best, which printer setting to use and how to take care of the images when you’re done. Along th VIEW MORE...
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Connie Farland
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Connie Farland
Thursday 9/29/16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F92X, G108
Does the thought of making Flying Geese units ruffle your feathers? Do your points disappear when sewing your “flock” together? Or maybe you love making flying geese but would like to learn to make four at one time with no waste. Do you say “yes” to any of these? Then this VIEW MORE...
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Connie Farland
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY
The Studio 180 Design Corner Pop tool is the tool Connie literally begged Deb Tucker for years to make! We use it now to make those dreaded “folded corner”, “snowball” or “stitch & flip corner” units without the usual unsettling results. You know, the ones t VIEW MORE...
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Connie Farland
Friday 9/30/16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218
The Tucker Trimmer tool was designed to be used with square units that are divided diagonally, such as half square triangle units, quarter square triangle units and combination units (two quarter square triangles + one half square triangle). These basic shapes tend to be problematic to produce well VIEW MORE...
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Connie Farland
Saturday 10/1/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

Lemoyne Stars are traditional blocks with a reputation for being impossible to make well. And in the past, they were. But with Studio 180’s Rapid Fire tool and techniques, these blocks can now be produced in 10 different sizes ranging from 3” to 12”, using strip piecing constru VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
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Connie Palmer
Monday 9/26/16
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 5:30pm    Every little girl needs a special coat, especially when her 18” doll has one, too! And what would be better than one in luxurious red corduroy? Join Connie Palmer, queen of children’s garment construction, as she VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/29/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 7
We’re so attracted to them …. they’re more fun, they make a bigger impression and they can be some of the simplest to work with --- when you know how! A master of invention, Connie shares all her personal-best methods, tips and real-world tricks for working with non-average fabric VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/29/16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B23

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...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY
OK, we all love to fondle these yummy fabrics ….. but just how on earth do we sew them? Well, time to get your hand on experience with the guidance of someone who has made many --- and has collected all the easiest, best methods for you to use. She’s even come up with a way to keep th VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Friday 9/30/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H119

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...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K151
So you’re interested in making a grown-up tote, purse or clutch. Well, here’s a chance to learn what a world-class fabric designer (Tula Pink) and world-class sewing expert have to share, as Connie walks through the construction of some pretty cool projects: Tula’s kits and her o VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Friday 9/30/16
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M183
Making a nice pillow is easy. Making a decorator pillow, with wonderful details, is also easy. The same applies to garments and other sewing projects. It’s the added detail, often overlooked because we really don’t know how to do them, which makes them especially treasured. Learn to VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Saturday 10/1/16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R247

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...

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Connie Spurlock
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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 9/29/16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20
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...
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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 9/29/16
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E70
Have you got a pile of unfinished projects because you can't begin the binding process? We have an easy solution for you...come to the binding class! Binding can be easy and fun, so let us show you how to begin, easy steps to make a perfect mitered corner and how to finish -- all without any special VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 9/29/16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F91X, G107
Don’t come to a halt with your quilt projects just because you don’t know how to bind properly. This workshop will make the binding process fun and easy - even for a rookie beginner. Cover everything from strip binding, bias binding, continuous bias binding, prairie points, ruffles as a VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Friday 9/30/16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J133
Paper piecing is easy, but depending on your previous experience you may feel IT has conquered you. People either love or hate paper piecing, but by giving you a little know-how and a few tips, we'll show you "how to conquer the dragon" and make a believer out of you. Perfect points, an exact line VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Friday 9/30/16
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164
Did you know that you could be making and selling items that are 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 can you buy VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 10/1/16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244

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...

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Cyndi Souder
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Cyndi Souder
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY
You see these Shiva Paintstiks everywhere, but how do you use them?  This introductory workshop will focuses on two basic ways to apply these Paintstiks to fabric: by rubbing on fabric over texture plates and by using a stencil and a brush.  You'll leave class with a sample of each techniq VIEW MORE...
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Cyndi Souder
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY
Print your own fabric and create your own designs! Working with woodblocks and fabric paint, learn how to get clean impressions, how to plan overall patterns and how to create focus quilt blocks with single impressions. This trending technique (the woodblocks are wonderful to look at even before yo VIEW MORE...
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Cyndi Souder
Friday 9/30/16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N205X, P221
Machine quilt without fear or intimidation! Just leave the feed dogs up and let the sewing machine determine stitch length. It’s easy!  Class will cover basic machine quilting in straight lines, quilting parallel lines, stitching in the ditch, quilting with decorative machine stitches and VIEW MORE...
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Cyndi Souder
Saturday 10/1/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253
Learn all about free motion quilting without fear or intimidation, and discover how simple and fun free motion quilting can be. It’s easy! (Cyndi’s serious; you can do this!) Cover basic free motion filler patterns including meander, loop-de-loop, and vines. Discuss personal filler patte VIEW MORE...
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Cyndi Souder
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
Learn to paper piece and walk away with a wonderful 17” table square! You’ll learn all the skills you need to incorporate this super-accurate piecing technique – where precise points and visual complexity become easy to execute well. So many quilts call for slender pieces, points VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
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Cynthia Guffey
Monday 9/26/16
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm      Small fitting ‘tweaks’ can take an average garment and elevate it to one with superior comfort and style – the one you’d like to wear every single day. Working in small increments and with VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 9/29/16
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8, B24
This first of a two-part series explores and resolves fitting the front bust. As Cynthia measures each student in class, you’ll see how to locate the bust point and learn which adjustments to your pattern best accommodate your own curves. Fitting the front bustline properly allows a boxy jacke VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33
Darts can be the starting point for creating a new look or they can be the saving grace for fitting curves. Or both! This single fitting instrument is actually also a versatile, shape-shifting design opportunity, offering creative options and asking only for accuracy in return. Learn to stitch and VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 9/29/16
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
Eliminate uncomfortable fit and unsightly drag lines as you increase movement in a jacket or blouse by stitching a properly fitted armhole. Learn to diagnose armhole issues and how to make necessary changes to your pattern which affect neither the look of the cap nor the comfortable fit of the sleev VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 9/29/16
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F88, G104
This is the second of the two-part series exploring and resolving bustline fitting issues. This time, looking exclusively at the back across the underarm, Cynthia will measure each student in class and evaluate needed  fitting adjustments. Results: comfortable fit, hemline parallel to the floo VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 9/30/16
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H118, J134
Geoffrey Beene said (more or less) “I’m going to stitch this beautifully by machine, no matter how much hand-basting I have to do to get there!” Explore a collection of Cynthia’s most-used stitches, and discover their hidden charms and valuable benefits in this hands-on exper VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148
Skirts and pants can become more comfortable as we move when the correct waistline treatment is used. Learn about straight waistbands and which body type they suit particularly well; contour waistbands, facings and shaped yokes, each of which can fit, feel and act for maximum comfort and style wit VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 9/30/16
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180
We all see triangles, circles and squares on our pattern pieces. What’s the difference? How important are they? Learn your way around these printed matchpoints and discover how they’ll help streamline your sewing. Then …. learn about the matchpoints you don’t see, which a VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 10/1/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225
Look at and discuss a wide range of pockets, including sewn-on patch pockets with no topstitching and patch pockets with topstitching; side inset pockets (the ones that show up in the side seams of your pants and skirts) and side angle pockets, including directions for how to adjust the pattern to VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 10/1/16
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276
Nothing speaks of quality more than beautiful topstitching detail on a garment. Whether you choose a simple single line of stitching for subtle control and a bit of an accent, or make a dramatic statement with as many as 10 parallel rows of topstitching, there is a formula for achieving a look you&r VIEW MORE...
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Darlene Guillory
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Darlene Guillory
Thursday 9/29/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
Discover the benefits of both the circular attachment and built-in machine decorative stitches as you create this clever carry-case for all your essentials. Easy to make and impressive to own, the bag’s shape is the perfect pallet for artful stitching in the round. Construction includes a qu VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
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Debby Kratovil
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
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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Debby Kratovil
Friday 9/30/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H114X, J130
English Paper Piecing is a great take-along hand piecing project, perfect for making traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden (GFG) blocks – and more! Discover simple diamonds, which, when combined with the hexagons, offer exciting possibilities for altogether new blocks adding a creative dime VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY
This variation on the traditional Double Wedding Ring makes for a delightful summer quilt. Not for true beginners, it’s enjoyable and very doable for those who are confident with their piecing skills. Add lots of techniques to your quiltmaking toolbox with this project, including: found VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Saturday 10/1/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

Satisfy your desire to learn both paper piecing and working with curved units to create this dynamic Ezekiel’s Crown quilt. Composed of 16 blocks that are arranged in my “when 4 makes 5” assembly system, the magic happens in how we turn the blocks. While this isn’t a pro VIEW MORE...

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Debby Kratovil
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S271, T287X
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...
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Diane Henry
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Diane Henry
Thursday 9/29/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A15X, B31
Sit-down longarm machines are one-trick ponies: built exclusively for free-motion stitching, they’ve got the space to quilt pieces up to the size of a large bed quilt. Learn multiple ways to practice your free-motion quilting skills and control your stitch length. BONUS: Worry-free tension adj VIEW MORE...
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Diane Henry
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C47, D53XY
The trickiest thing for free-motion stitchers to create is a straight line. Learn safe ways to use rulers and templates to stitch-in-the-ditch and make beautiful clamshells, swags and circles, then explore embellishing those shapes with freehand quilting. Two students will share a machine, so sign-u VIEW MORE...
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Diane Henry
Friday 9/30/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H127X, J143
Use a stencil as your foundation for a beautiful free-motion design. Explore ways to alter stencil designs, then enhance with free-motion quilting. Learn to resize quilting designs and then create your own block and pantograph stencils, with a variety of marking options. Two students will shar VIEW MORE...
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Diane Henry
Saturday 10/1/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q239X, R255
Sit-down longarm machines are one-trick ponies: built exclusively for free-motion stitching, they’ve got the space to quilt pieces up to the size of a large bed quilt. Learn multiple ways to practice your free-motion quilting skills and control your stitch length. BONUS: Worry-free tension adj VIEW MORE...
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Diane Tomlinson
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Diane Tomlinson
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37
Inside the Fons & Porter office exists a quilt maker’s paradise – new tools, tried-and-true tools, notions, templates, rulers and more … and everyone has a chance to use them. Learn about Diane’s (and other staff members’) favorites – the ‘must haves&r VIEW MORE...
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Diane Tomlinson
Thursday 9/29/16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F93X, G109
This full-size contemporary quilt features set-in seams and star point units created from 60º diamonds. The large size of the pieces makes this a great learning quilt for those who want to achieve perfect diamonds and set-in seams. The cutting is simple: all from strips, using the Fons and Por VIEW MORE...
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Diane Tomlinson
Friday 9/30/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
Explore how to create this quilt in a larger scale for ease of learning, and put a modern twist on a traditional beauty. Cutting is easy with the Fons and Porter Pickle Dish templates you’ll receive in class. Master curved piecing and straight of grain while working on techniques to make you VIEW MORE...
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Diane Tomlinson
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
Inside the Fons & Porter office exists a quilt maker’s paradise – new tools, tried-and-true tools, notions, templates, rulers and more … and everyone has a chance to use them. Learn about Diane’s (and other staff members’) favorites – the ‘must haves&r VIEW MORE...
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Ellen Osten
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Ellen Osten
Monday 9/26/16
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 5:30pm   Sulky Embroidery Zen II is the perfect environment for everyone with machine embroidery experience, ready to stretch their skills in a highly focused, fun and rewarding retreat atmosphere. Experience the joy of embroidery with renow VIEW MORE...
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Helene Weber
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Helene Weber
Thursday 9/29/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 2X, B18
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...
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Helene Weber
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

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...

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Helene Weber
Friday 9/30/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
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...
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Helene Weber
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY
The classic Attic Window design is a fun and easy pattern with extraordinary visual dimension. That it lends itself to so many variations is a bonus! Not only will you discover how easy this design is to construct, but also how quickly it comes together. An added bonus will be the appliqu&ea VIEW MORE...
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Helene Weber
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X
Learn fun, freemotion quilting designs for borders, sashing and backgrounds -- designs that will become the ‘go to’ choices in your studio. Tips for incorporating these designs into traditional and modern quilts will be shared, along with lessons about marking your quilt top, Helene&rsqu VIEW MORE...
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Jodi Robinson
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Jodi Robinson
Thursday 9/29/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30
Explore ways to use basic stencils to create extraordinary new designs which have an updated, more contemporary/modern feel. Learn how to use stencils as a backbone from which you'll create new designs, and how to create multiple designs from a single stencil for backgrounds, blocks, and borders. Y VIEW MORE...
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Jodi Robinson
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C46, D62XY

Lots of options and a new aesthetic make choosing quilting designs to use on modern quilts a new challenge for many of us.  Learn some amazingly simple free-hand designs that are adaptable and effective in achieving texture and movement in the often irregularly shaped piecing and large areas VIEW MORE...

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Jodi Robinson
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K158, L174XY
Based on the popular lessons in Jodi’s books, this workshop is designed to help anyone who has been hesitant to break into free-hand quilting. Her secret? Use just a few marked boundaries, and you’re on your way to freemotion freedom. Jodi covers blocks, borders, triangles and allover d VIEW MORE...
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Jodi Robinson
Friday 9/30/16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N206X, P222
As longarm quilters we’re always so busy working on client quilts, even our own quilts, always in such a hurry to finish the latest creation or meet a deadline, we just don’t give ourselves permission to PLAY. In this class we will do just that: take time for ourselves to be creative an VIEW MORE...
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Jodi Robinson
Saturday 10/1/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254
Feathers are used in so many ways and in so many quilts, one should master them early on. Many have experienced the stress of feather perfection along the way. Now you have a chance to explore ways to stitch formal style feathers without the stress of backtracking. If you love the look of formal fe VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/29/16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17
When making a garment, it is faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form, which you can see and evaluate clearly from all sides. Learn to make simple adjustments on the form to fit your shape instantaneously with the easy placement of sizing material, and you’ll eliminate the VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/29/16
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D49XY
Joe Vecchiarelli has been working on dress forms with designers, fitters and fashion draping experts for years, leading to the development of this one-of-a-kind class. Discover how to start with a dress form and drape it to fit the figure. From there, see how to create your own, personally fitted VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/30/16
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...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 10/1/16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
When making a garment, it is faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form, which you can see and evaluate clearly from all sides. Learn to make simple adjustments on the form to fit your shape instantaneously with the easy placement of sizing material, and you’ll eliminate the VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
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John Deer
Thursday 9/29/16
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X

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...

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John Deer
Thursday 9/29/16
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53
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...
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John Deer
Thursday 9/29/16
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 yea VIEW MORE...

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John Deer
Friday 9/30/16
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J129X
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...
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John Deer
Friday 9/30/16
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161
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...
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John Deer
Saturday 10/1/16
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X
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...
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John Deer
Saturday 10/1/16
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277
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...
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Joyce Keske and Susan Zellers
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Joyce Keske and Susan Zellers
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
With fabric strips and a bold color palette, creating this stunning tote is fun and easy. You’ll build the tote sections from smaller squares with piecing techniques on the serger. Then quilt the tote pieces, also on the serger, for a modern, quilted, high-end look. After assembly add suede VIEW MORE...
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Joyce Keske and Susan Zellers
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K153, L169, M185
 Piecing on a serger is something most quilting/sewing enthusiasts never consider. But we should! This fast, easy alternative to traditional machine or hand piecing can produce a wonderful result. Discover the advantages of using a serger for piecing while creating this modern looking runner VIEW MORE...
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Joyce Keske and Susan Zellers
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
This clever clutch is as much fun to make as it is to show-off. The front and back are embellished with decorative threads for a sophisticated look. The interior is full of pockets and zippers, all created using the serger. Learn to create a decorative handle using the belt loop binder and then ta VIEW MORE...
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Joyce Teng
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Joyce Teng
Thursday 9/29/16
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B22X
Transform plain fabric into unique and beautiful textiles using high quality Tsukeniko® inks and several simple tools. Learn how to color a diverse range of fabrics such as silk and lace; multiple techniques to create personalized background fabrics; and novel techniques to apply stencil designs VIEW MORE...
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Joyce Teng
Saturday 10/1/16
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R242X
Transform plain fabric into unique and beautiful textiles using high quality Tsukeniko® inks and several simple tools. Learn how to color a diverse range of fabrics such as silk and lace; multiple techniques to create personalized background fabrics; and novel techniques to apply stencil designs VIEW MORE...
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Judy Kessinger and Joe Vecchiarelli
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Judy Kessinger and Joe Vecchiarelli
Monday 9/26/16
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm   Creating Your ‘Body Double’, A Draped Bodice and The Perfect Pant   Design on a dress form and fit with a flat pattern? Or fit on a dress form and design on tissue patterns? Is one method better than t VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/29/16
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D50, E66
Luscious ribbons of all sizes and colors are folded and stitched in a variety of ways that transform them into beautiful flowers, buds and leaves. Kathy introduces these simple techniques along with how to hold your hands and fingers while twisting, flipping, rotating, or folding the ribbons. Lear VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/30/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K146, L162XY

Did you know that most geometric smocking designs are made up of just four basic stitches, configured in different ways? The age-old technique of hand-stitching on pleated fabric is appreciated by all, and can be used in so many ways! Smocking is found not only on vintage garments, but is showi VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 10/1/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
Do you love that vintage look but think you don’t have enough sewing time to complete something so intricate? Well, think again! Heirloom details completed on your serger are fast, fun and easy. Never done heirloom before? Absolutely no worries! Kathy will introduce you to the world of heirl VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin and Alicia Welcher
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Kathy McMakin and Alicia Welcher
Monday 9/26/16
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday 4:00pm – Thursday 11:30am   Great news! There’s a new way to become a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher! In light of today’s busy schedules, the Serger III curriculum is being offered for the very first time as Serger III EXPRESS. VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/29/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5
‘Magic’ fabric and specially designed pockets can team up to make your tummy look flatter and your booty perkier. Learn to work with stretch wovens to build tummy flattening pockets that work with the fabric to lift your ‘bum,’ flatten your tummy and make you look a size smal VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/29/16
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
Striped fabric can become your new best design friend. Not only can it be used to extend your creativity and ability to design unique statement pieces, it can also (and this is the best part for most of us) take pounds off of your visual appearance so you can still eat cookies. Join Kathy as she s VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/30/16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

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

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/30/16
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

 Kathy's recent trip to NYC inspired this class, when she observed how great women of all sizes and shapes looked in this type of outfit. A long shirt with a yoke for better fit. Chiffon for the ultra-feminine look. And skinny pants to complete the so-slimming ensemble. Share Kathy's kno VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/30/16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N199X, P215
Armholes and sleeves, sleeves and armholes. One of the trickiest parts of our garments to get right, the opposing circles need not only to fit together smoothly, they must to allow our arms to move! Learn how to evaluate your pattern, make changes that accommodate your figure and finally, how to in VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 10/1/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227
Learn how to select a pattern, pick the right size and alter the fit to include the armhole, sleeve, bust, shoulder angle and hips. Then get to the fun part: re-engineer the details to express your creativity or copy someone else's. Kathy has 60 years’ experience in this specialty. Join her VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 10/1/16
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275
Learn what happens when the paper pattern that fits is cut out of real fabric that changes things! See how to ‘fabric fit’ each garment you sew. Discover a simple formula for understanding your ease preference and body code to help you find which patterns will suit you best. Discuss how VIEW MORE...
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Libby Ashcraft
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Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 9/29/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Take your applique to the next level using an electronic cutter to cut out those tricky applique shapes, and finish your project on the embroidery machine. Learn by doing as you scan and cut your VIEW MORE...
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Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 9/29/16
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69
The amazingly versatile digital home cutting machine takes appliqué and crafting to the next level. See how easy it is to scan images directly into the cutter or use saved files from your embroidery machine to start. You’ll discover how to use the equipment to cut your fabric and comple VIEW MORE...
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Libby Ashcraft
Friday 9/30/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117
Software for digital cutting equipment makes it fun and easy to expand the capabilities of a digital cutter. Look at the process of importing and tracing images, editing images and exporting them to your cutter. Gather tips for creating an expanded collection of fun ideas, from no-sew to in-t VIEW MORE...
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Libby Ashcraft
Friday 9/30/16
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
The amazingly versatile digital home cutting machine takes appliqué and crafting to the next level. See how easy it is to scan images directly into the cutter or use saved files from your embroidery machine to start. You’ll discover how to use the equipment to cut your fabric and comple VIEW MORE...
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Libby Ashcraft
Saturday 10/1/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
Join this fun-filled morning of quick and easy gift-making! Learn about the Brother Scan ‘n Cut as you create using different media and techniques. You’ll scan a printed image for labels, use the Scan ‘n Cut to write a sentiment and cut it out, discover the “wet method” VIEW MORE...
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Lori Clayton and Jerry Shrieves
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Lori Clayton and Jerry Shrieves
Friday 9/30/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142
Every machine should receive routine maintenance to keep it happy and healthy. Learn about both basic routines and more advanced maintenance procedures – and why they’re important – for your Gammill longarm quilting machine. This primer begins, as you might expect, with a discuss VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/29/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3

What is that? You! …No! …Yes! All figures have three crotches, two arm “crotches” and one lower torso crotch. Therefore it comes as no surprise the principles used in fitting them are similar. Discover which measurements are directly related to one another, figure var VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35
Tired of cutting your pattern into puzzle pieces and trying to put it back together to make it “kind of fit”? Have you ever wanted to just pull out the seam allowances (not hair!) and magically fit your figure? It’s almost that easy with the seam method of pattern alteration. Have VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Friday 9/30/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115
How does a basic law of physics apply to fitting patterns? No, we’re not talking about weight, we’re talking about a basic law of fitting: when altering patterns, make length changes going up and width changes coming down. See this process in action as you learn to apply it and other fi VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147
She does! When you have no one to help, you learn to fit yourself. The easiest way to do this is through measurements. Learn the art of measuring, the order in which measurements are used that, if followed, will simplify the fitting process. Explore techniques of a master fitter to obtain the ne VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Friday 9/30/16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N200X, P216
You’ll need to know a bit (or more) about fit and pattern alteration. Don't waste time and money making a garment that will be thrown away because of poor fit! Instead, learn to identify common figure variations, the principles and guidelines for three methods of alteration from which you can VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 10/1/16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243
Frustrated with making pants? Crotchety crotches that don’t fit comfortably, wrinkles under the buttocks, diagonal wrinkles from the side down to the knee and more are all indications of problems with the cut of the pant. Learn to eliminate these common fit problems as you see how patterns va VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261
Age has a way of changing our figures in ways and places we may not enjoy. Whether Dropped bust level or Drooping buttocks, everything seems to have changed position in the Downward Direction! If it hasn’t happened to you yet – it probably will! Learn how to deal with all the D’s VIEW MORE...
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Louise Cutting
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Louise Cutting
Thursday 9/29/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4
They are key numbers when measuring patterns, placing you into a size and even when purchasing ready to wear. It’s not the pattern or you that are ‘wrong’…these measurements just need to be married together to form a whole. As our bodies continue to change, patterns must al VIEW MORE...
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Louise Cutting
Friday 9/30/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
With 5 pant styles in her pattern line, Louise provides many options from which to choose. Discover how to make the various designs fit your own shape and size, from the updated One Seam® Pants pattern, to the latest slim leg style. See how, by using Louise’s easy chart for hip circumfer VIEW MORE...
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Louise Cutting
Saturday 10/1/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229
Perhaps you’ve hung on to these same sewing skills for years, and have achieved a result you’re not happy with today: a homemade looking garment. There are better ways to accomplish just about every part of garment sewing: improved interfacings, new methods for sewing and pressing of VIEW MORE...
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Marty Moon
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Marty Moon
Thursday 9/29/16
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A13X
Unleash your creativity with just nine squares of fabric, as you make these one-of-a-kind nine-patch blocks. Unbelievably fun and easy, good for the beginner and fun for more experienced stitchers, seemingly infinite creative possibilities of the basic nine-patch make it one a perennial favorite. A VIEW MORE...
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Marty Moon
Friday 9/30/16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N203X, P219
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...
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Meg Healy
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Meg Healy
Thursday 9/29/16
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19
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...
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Meg Healy of BurdaStyle
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Meg Healy of BurdaStyle
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY
Learn how to properly measure yourself for creating your own skirt pattern based on those measurements. Working together with Meg and fellow students, take those personal body measurements; then, using rulers, pattern paper and a bit of easy math, create your own skirt pattern! This pattern is ca VIEW MORE...
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Meg Healy of BurdaStyle
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
Use a basic skirt pattern to create new patterns in a variety of skirt styles. You are welcome to bring your custom-drafted skirt pattern from Pattern Drafting 101, or you may use skirt patterns available in a variety of sizes in class. Walk through various pattern-making techniques, like rotating VIEW MORE...
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Michelle Umlauf
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Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X
Adult coloring books are the rage now, and this class will show you how you can combine your love of machine embroidery and color with ink to create beautiful one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Inspired by the beautiful Grand Flower quilt that many people notice when it is on display in the Sulky booth, th VIEW MORE...
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Nancy Cook
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Nancy Cook
Thursday 9/29/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1
Take the stress out -- and put the excitement and creativity back in! See creative touches such as machine and serger embellishments, embroidery designs and fun results from a variety of machine needles. Learn about easy to use notions and all the tricks of gluing! You won't believe how this way o VIEW MORE...
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Nancy Cook
Friday 9/30/16
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J135X
Did you quit sewing for yourself because of poor fit? Frustrated with patterns that just won't ‘work’ for your figure? Let Nancy show you how to spot and solve your fitting issues for both tops and pants. You will be excited to get busy sewing garments for yourself again, when you mar VIEW MORE...
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Nancy Cook
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S262
Take a picture of an outfit you love (from a magazine, pattern book or your closet) and, using the FitNice Master Top pattern, become your own designer! Nancy will show you a host of variations, and how easy it is to change the master pattern to re -create the look in the picture. VIEW MORE...
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Pattie Otto
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Pattie Otto
Thursday 9/29/16
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52
Those luscious fall sweaters are just begging to be embroidered! Think falling leaves on a tan tweed cardigan or elegant swirls on a zip front pullover…..and of course those fabulous (not ugly) holiday sweaters. Pattie will show you how easy it is to embroider on sweaters as you learn to stab VIEW MORE...
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Pattie Otto
Friday 9/30/16
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...
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Pattie Otto
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
That oh-so-soft fabric keeps us so warm! Fleece comes in a wide variety of weights, types and textures. From outerwear fleece to Cuddle® and Minky® types, these fabrics have a mind of their own and need techniques as unique as they are. Pattie shares her favorite methods for effortless sewin VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
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Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/29/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6
Explore the possibilities and learn about planning and sewing wonderful reversible jackets. Consider closures, pockets, interfacings and other structural elements, so your jackets work on both sides. See examples of reversible jackets made with a variety of fabrics to inspire your own double-sided VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
A little challenge goes a long way when you want to take your sewing up a notch. Choose to push your art or skill set with a self-defined challenge to incorporate a new technique, a special fabric scrap or a difficult fabrication in your next project. The stretch experience is invaluable. The other VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Friday 9/30/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116
Get a robust introduction to a variety of knit fabrics and the techniques that make for great knit garments. Catch up on the latest techniques for cutting and fitting knits, explore a variety of flexible knit seams and see lovely knit finishing techniques as Rae shares a trunk show of fun and e VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Friday 9/30/16
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181
Ah, the blank slate of possibilities offered the creative sewer who chooses a pattern with a kimono band! Learn how to develop new neck band shapes and creative closures for jackets that are dressy, dramatic, simple or fanciful. Enjoy a trunk show of band shapes, fabrications and closures, and see VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Saturday 10/1/16
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228
Take control of the pant-making process and create a closet full of pants you love to wear. Comfort and fit, finishing details ….. all the elements you want. Look a variety of waist finishes, silhouettes and zipper openings. Discuss what waist finishes and pant shapes are best for your body VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
How do you make a great shirt? Start by considering the special fitting challenges of the shirt shape and bone up on how to adjust the pattern for a better fit. Fondle a variety of fabrics and interfacings suitable for shirts during a discussion about each. Finally, become inspired by a trunk sho VIEW MORE...
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Sandy Miller
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Sandy Miller
Thursday 9/29/16
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68
Go from results that look like a discount store to those at the high-end mall with only a small investment of time and effort. No exotic tools needed! Just a few simple notions used with some practice can really make a difference. Let Sandy show you how to enhance your sewing and pressing techniq VIEW MORE...
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Sandy Miller
Friday 9/30/16
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165
We all have baggy shirts, too-long (or too-short) pants, and boxy jackets hiding in the back of our closets. If those garments were a bit more form-fitting, with flattering proportions, we could enjoy wearing them. Explore how to use tucks, darts, casings, ties and tabs to bring new shape to your VIEW MORE...
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Sandy Miller
Saturday 10/1/16
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260
Have you avoided those beautiful shirts showcased in fashion magazines and websites? Details like collar bands, sleeve plackets, and cuffs can seem pretty challenging, but they’re not so difficult once you’ve seen how to handle them step by step. Sandy will show you how to master the det VIEW MORE...
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Sharon Schamber
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Sharon Schamber
Thursday 9/29/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
Hand embroidery is a beautiful way to embellish any project, bringing it added depth and a new level of artistry. In this fun and creative class, Sharon shares her tried and true raw-edge applique technique, which takes advantage of these wonderful, whimsical touches. With needle and thread in han VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Sharon Schamber
Thursday 9/29/16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106
Designed for the average/beginner quilter who wants to move on to a higher level of work, this class focuses on the basics of Raw Edge Appliqué. No fusibles are used, so the finished block is soft and flexible. If you love applique but aren’t confident or are even a bit hesitant, thi VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Sharon Schamber
Friday 9/30/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
This home-machine based class covers the basic shapes of stipple quilting and how those shapes are used to fill the spaces. You will learn how to proportionally fit designs into areas of different shapes, and how to prepare your top for the very best free-motion quilting results. Bring VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Sharon Schamber
Friday 9/30/16
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K159, L175XY
Cover the basic shapes of feathered quilting and explore how those shapes are used to fill the spaces in this class designed for sit-down machines, both domestic and longarm. You will learn how to proportionally fit designs into areas of different shapes, and how to prepare your top for the very bes VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Sharon Schamber
Saturday 10/1/16
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246
Hand quilting can be a very fun and satisfying experience. It’s quiet, portable and contains its own special type of beauty and artisan-ship. In this unique ‘hoopless’ workshop, Sharon shares with you all the little tips and tricks that make her own artful approach much more acc VIEW MORE...
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Tammie Campbell
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Hands on Workshop
Tammie Campbell
Thursday 9/29/16
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C38X

Make this fun and easy bracelet in class, using common jewelry making tools and techniques. Light and airy, quick and easy to make, you’ll likely want to own more than one! Choice of bead color of course, and once your bracelet is finished, you can make a pair of earrings, too. How great VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Tammie Campbell
Saturday 10/1/16
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X

Make this fun and easy bracelet in class, using common jewelry making tools and techniques. Light and airy, quick and easy to make, you’ll likely want to own more than one! Choice of bead color of course, and once your bracelet is finished, you can make a pair of earrings, too. How great VIEW MORE...

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General Admission
$10.00
Shopping Bag
$4.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00
Project Pouch
$7.00


Cancellation Policy:
Tickets to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo are sold on the same basis as those for cultural performances, football games and other one-time events. Mark your calendar carefully since all admission and class tickets are non-refundable. Please send someone in your place if you are unable to attend the Expo.

           
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