Lakeland, FL

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Go to the Registration Desk at the Expo beginning at 8:00am on Thursday, March 15th.

 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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Cynthia Guffey
Wednesday 3/14/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB300X, MDB360X

Discover how to create your own personal drama in this “it-really-is-all-about-me-this-time” day with Cynthia. What does this have to do wit VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli & Nick Coman
Wednesday 3/14/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting of your three-dimensional figure. Join expert fitters and VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Wednesday 3/14/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

Learn by doing, as you collect all Cindy’s time-tested tips and fool-proof tricks for creating these unique ice dyed MEGA mandalas. Perfect for qu VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Wednesday 3/14/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X
As sewing accessories go, this is a beauty inside and out. The gorgeous machine embroidered motif sets the tone as you begin to create what will become not VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour & Betty Mitchell
Wednesday 3/14/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB306X, MDB366X

When you spend the day with Pam and Betty, you always get more than you expect -- more fun, more learning, more media to play with and a really great pro VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Wednesday 3/14/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB307X, MDB367X

Whether you’ve said it out loud meaning you need a big gift in a short time, or you simply need to spend the day at your machine and have something VIEW MORE...

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Lisa Mullins
Wednesday 3/14/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB308X, MDB368X

Find wonderful ways to learn to use sewing machine accessory feet, as Lisa helps you build your foot smarts. Demonstration, sample-making, discussion an VIEW MORE...

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Deb Canham
Wednesday 3/14/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB309X, MDB369X
This creative and fun ​backpack is a great way to ​master some new techniques on the serger. When combined with Deb’s great taste and serge-loving de VIEW MORE...
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Teacher
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/15/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1X

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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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/15/18
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...

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June Colburn
Thursday 3/15/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X
Long before our country was founded, Japanese artisans were designing works of wearable art. Some of the finest textiles in the world were crafted using techniques we now call "surface design". Come, see and wonder at the stunning effects these masters perfected, including Yuzen and shibori dyein VIEW MORE...
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Lisa Mullins
Thursday 3/15/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5X

One of the easiest and stress-free ways to really learn free motion quilting on a longarm machine is to draw first. Even the most experienced quilters practice new motifs with paper and pencil, as they gain sense memory of the movements, and see how the stitches will perform in particular areas VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 3/15/18
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
A 6X, B22X

Ready to kick your ice dyeing up a notch? This fun and productive workshop will feed your creative muse with magical mandalas, each bursting with beautiful, crystallized patterns. Create a collection of nine unique 22" x 22" ice dyed mandalas, perfect to use in your about-to-become magical projec VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Thursday 3/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
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...
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Pam Damour
Thursday 3/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

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

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

Join us for great machine embroidery, a peek at digital cutting and lots of fun, as you design and stitch 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 you VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

Going to the beach? Take along this strong, lightweight, colorful, see-through mesh tote! With a waterproof canvas bottom and lots of pockets, this 15” x 17” tote is really able to be called a “carry all”. See how to make a quick zipper bag with your mesh scraps, too&mda VIEW MORE...

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Eric Drexler
Thursday 3/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
Graduate from being a piecer to being a true quilter, when you realize how easy free motion is with Eric as your guide. His collection of useful tips and tricks help make your sewing more fun, colorful and so much more “you”. Learn basics like stippling, meandering using a water solubl VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

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

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Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30

Make a Lone Star Quilt in a day! No need to tediously cut out templates when you can simply rotary cut and strip piece for accuracy with NO y-seams. This is a wonderful BIG block (29”) that makes a great wall or child’s quilt (40” with borders). Bring your own VIEW MORE...

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Londa Rohlfing
Thursday 3/15/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3

Londa makes adding cowls, shirrs and flounces to a basic pattern super-simple. Discover pattern how-to's and all about shirring with elastic, including how to use elastic thread in the bobbin. The knowledge gained will give you confidence to change up your basic pattern, add excitement to your VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/15/18
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...

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Deb Canham
Thursday 3/15/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

Well, yes, they do! Today’s sergers have some of the best accessories and attachments imaginable, expanding their practical uses even as they make your serging easier. Check out what they are, how to use them and what they can do to help you create more professional-looking, decorative, f VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/15/18
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...

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Nick Coman
Thursday 3/15/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

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

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Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/15/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20

UFO's, orphan blocks and “What was I thinking?!” We all have them, now’s the time to get some fresh ideas for stale projects. Enjoy a frank discussion of project management, how to love your WIPs again and when just to let it go.

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/15/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21

A jacket is a perfect cover-up, so Kathy learned how to make them in as little as 3 hours -- AND with the finished look of classic tailoring, using her “quik” sew techniques and fusibles. Learn what you can do on the inside to make the outside of your jackets smooth, balanced and perk VIEW MORE...

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Londa Rohlfing
Thursday 3/15/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C35X

Create knit garments that are creatively fun and functional, when you learn the secrets to great necklines and hems. Necklines include unique twists and flips, shell edges, texturized neckline treatments and stylish 'turtles', plus refined techniques for basic ribbed and bound necklines. Hemline VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/15/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C46X

With the most recognized shape in the needle world, the wing needle (also known as the hemstitch needle) has nearly magical powers. Discover how it can be used to best effect, whether you’re adding visual interest to necklines and hems, simplifying a construction or finishing detail, creat VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

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

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36
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...
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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37

Have you ever sewn a garment only to throw it away because of the fit? Mistaken conceptions about fitting abound – some because of incomplete information, others because we don’t start with the correct size pattern. Lorraine will explore what to look for and how to analyze what you s VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C38, D54, E70

The infinite inspiration Itajime Shibori provides is fully explored in this enjoyable and rewarding class. Each of the designs pictured begins with the same fold, and varies only with the template selection and location. The fun is in the unfolding! Order your complete kit directly from C VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

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...

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Barbara Moore
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

In a class designed to take you through the basics of machine embroidery and beyond, begin at the beginning, as you explore the effects stabilizers, hooping techniques, needles and threads will have on your embroidery projects. As you discover the keys to successful embroidery, you’ll find VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C41, D57, E73
Discover some of your most helpful machine accessory feet in a ‘foot on’ experience as you piece, applique, add texture and embellish this wonderful sampler quilt. Your process will truly become easier, faster, less stressful and more accurate when you partner with your machine feet. Y VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

Red, black and white is a timeless color combination for quilts, as we can see in this updated Waterwheels quilt – we first saw the original in 2001. Learn to create those awesome, sharp points (which spin in two directions) using paper piecing techniques. You’ll also learn about ac VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

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 &nd VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

This jelly roll friendly quilt will make your friends jell-ous (ooh, bad pun!). And, it’s the perfect project for those who have no curve experience. Using the Quick Curve Ruler, learn the easy way to construct gentle curves that turn out perfectly – every time, for everyone! < VIEW MORE...

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Betty Mitchell
Thursday 3/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

Creative play and fearless stitching have led Betty to really get the most from her sergers. Explore a variety of fabulous serger techniques including beading, lace, pleats and more as you create your own technique notebook in class. You’ll want to take notes (and maybe some pictures) duri VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/15/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D49XY

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

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/15/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
When sewists talk about sergers do you feel like you need a translator? Upper loopers…lower loopers… chain loopers…differential feed…five needles….WHAT??? You have got to be kidding! Kathy will start at the VERY BEGINNING, explaining the ins and outs of sergers an VIEW MORE...
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Nick Coman
Thursday 3/15/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51

Ever had one of those projects that should be amazing, but just falls short? Color is probably the culprit. Join Nick in this thorough, understandable presentation about picking color, using color theory and why it is different than the color theory you learned in art class. You will walk away wi VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/15/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52
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...
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Mary Kerr
Thursday 3/15/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53
Share ideas and inspiration during an exploration of approaching vintage textiles in new and different ways, using our quilting talents to easily turn ordinary antique linens and vintage textiles into heirloom pieces. As Mary shares quilts from several collections, she’ll be giving us permiss VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/15/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D62XY
Get your hands on Barb’s newest construction techniques in this latest version of a bag constructed from men’s ties. Choose to create a monochromatic look with a single tie, or two-tone using ties which complement each other as you shape your bag with darts and elastic. Of course, you& VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/15/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

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

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Pam Damour
Thursday 3/15/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67

Do you have any unfinished quilts? Or a few leftover orphan blocks? Gather inspiration about how to transform those UFOs into great projects for yourself and your home, and discover some of the professional finishing techniques Pam is known for. A little block or a leftover, unfinished top can VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/15/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68

Sometimes it's just a little information that turns a struggle into a happy success. See lots of gift ideas made quickly by using easy techniques to speed up the process AND give you better results. This is the class that will change how you think about the process, and provide plenty of tips a VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/15/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69
What is the biggest difference between fitting a skirt and fitting pants? The crotch curve, of course! And getting the crotch shaped correctly is the difference between a good fit and a not-so-good fit. See a jaw-dropping comparison of all the major pattern companies’ "C" curves and size varia VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/15/18
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...

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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 3/15/18
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...

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/15/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105

In this miniature version of the original wall quilt, Jill shares some of her favorite needle and machine techniques. You’ll experience them while making this evocative 7” x 12” mini, with dragonflies crossing the inner border and leaves both appliqued and outline stitched, well VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/15/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106

Hexagons are (still) hot! Grab your favorite jelly roll and some background fabric to sew up this modern hexagon beauty. No Y seams - all straight sewing. This works up fast so you'll have a quilt top in no time! Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.
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Deb Canham
Thursday 3/15/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F93X, G109

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...

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 3/15/18
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...

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Mary Kerr
Thursday 3/15/18
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F91, G107
Make a Bowtie block without the thought of Y seams causing you to break out in hives! Learn the essential techniques, starting from the basics, then test your wings as you perfect the technique. Mary’s quilts are awesome, and she’ll share tips and much inspiration along the way. Your VIEW MORE...
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Friday, March 16, 2018
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Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 3/16/18
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
H118X, J134X

Value, Value, Value! The show stopping, eye popping quilts all have great use of value! Learn this fast, fun, and organized method for dyeing a 6-shade value gradation, from light and pastel to deep and rich. Each student will choose 4 of the 14 available colors, for a total of 24 fat quarters! G VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/16/18
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, se VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 3/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

The 7-hole cord foot and the braiding foot are both forms of couching feet that complement each other but act very differently. Playing with a variety of threads, fibers, fabrics and trims, create samples of more than a dozen different techniques both practical and decorative. The techniques wil VIEW MORE...

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Debby Kratovil
Friday 3/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

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

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Connie Palmer
Friday 3/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

What are we talking about? Simply one of the most versatile and dynamic special touches you can add to your projects for visual depth or quiet elegance. Nearly any shape will work, but curves are the most fun, as you’ll be working with spaghetti bias in all cases … bright prints or VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Friday 3/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

Gather some favorite fabrics to make this stunning quilt. The large medallion blocks sew up quickly, and create a cool secondary medallion when stitched together. We'll use the Quick Curve Ruler to sew gentle curves and achieve fantastic results! Bring your own fabric, see supply VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141
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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Karen Benke
Friday 3/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142
Learn to construct three of the quilt world’s most loved motifs: the four patch block, half-square triangle block and flying geese. You’ll assemble them to make a table topper -- with borders and binding too! Complete your project by the end of class; the basic techniques you’ll VIEW MORE...
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Deb Canham
Friday 3/16/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

Sergers seem to have been invented for sewing with knits! Take a logical walk through Deb’s list of tips and techniques for sure-fire success at home, as you learn about fitting, neckband and hemming techniques, decorative finishes, bands and binders. You’ll find you love to create y VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/16/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

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

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Betty Mitchell
Friday 3/16/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

Betty really never makes the same design twice, although she uses the same basic pattern many, many times. What she does is create an adaptation each time, taking inspiration from the internet, ready-to-wear and her own imagination. The result: a wardrobe of on-trend tee-tops for special days a VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/16/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

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 you will lov VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/16/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

Often when we begin a pattern alteration process, we focus on the biggest change first. STOP! Look instead at the whole picture, putting the entire body being fitted into the frame. Why? So you can see if there’s a need for multiple alterations, some of which might be combined, or some wh VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 3/16/18
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...

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Pam Damour
Friday 3/16/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

Join Pam as she shares her hard-earned secrets for making high-end designer wallets. She’s taken her eight wallet patterns, morphed them, and created dozens of designs in every size and configuration. Learn how to avoid some of the more common pitfalls when constructing wallets, while fin VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/16/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J130X

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...

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Nick Coman
Friday 3/16/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

In the world of wearable art, we have many choices when it comes to the tops we make and wear, but what about the bottom half of our body? Pants…skirts... not a lot of interesting patterns out there that are both wearable and an addition worthy of being paired with the gorgeous tops we ma VIEW MORE...

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Nancy Sapin
Friday 3/16/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

Did you ever wonder how some machine or free-motion designs come out from under the needle looking so good? Explore a variety of stabilizers, thread applications and correct needle choices for achieving perfect results on all your cherished projects.

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Barb Callahan
Friday 3/16/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X

The Dream Coat, using upcycled garments and simple construction techniques, offers a creative opportunity for anyone to create an artful, stylish garment that’s really fun to wear. Watch Barb demonstrate the process as she shares her time-tested methods for cutting sweaters and ot VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/16/18
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...
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Londa Rohlfing
Friday 3/16/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X

As Londa walks you through the design and construction of several jackets, learn her 'attacking tasks' system in a backwards manner to improve the result in your own wearable art. Famous for her stylish jackets created on a sweatshirt base, Londa shares how to lengthen at the yoke or hemline, how VIEW MORE...

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June Colburn
Friday 3/16/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K148X

Go beyond the basics of machine embroidery techniques to open a world of creative possibility. You can easily take your stitchery from ordinary to memorable by learning how to choose interesting fabrics to compliment embroidery designs. This trunk show features home décor items, including VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/16/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K152X

Discover all the most useful techniques for embroidering the latest in "non-average" materials – cork! Create an in-the-hoop needle case that showcases a decorative spine created from embroidered cork fabric. Not only will you have created a unique and coveted sewing accessory, you’ll VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 3/16/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

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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Eric Drexler
Friday 3/16/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147
Yes, jump right in! The water is fine outside the box. Join Eric in this fun, fast paced ride through the water soluble world of Sulky Wash-Aways! Begin with some very useful tips and a few of Eric’s favorite tricks, then finish up with unexpected ideas for more inspiration. He always bring VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/16/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K149

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

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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 3/16/18
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K150, L166, M182

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

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Jill McCloy
Friday 3/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Jill’s love for handwork and her constant, uninhibited urge to innovate for better results combine here in a wonderful variation on classic methods for hand quilting, embroidery and beading. She favors needles which are longer, and doesn’t use a hoop, (but will demonstrate how to use VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

Discover classic heirloom sewing techniques while creating a truly memorable piece: the also classic neckroll pillow cover. Great for a baby’s room or to add that special touch to any little girl’s frilly bedroom décor, this pillow is the perfect pallet for some of the most lo VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Friday 3/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

From her new book, Hold Everything, Pam has chosen three easy bags, each of which has its own fun trick – a zippered case for your rotary cutter or eyeglasses, a quick make-up bag and a super simple bag using only one side of a zipper. The bonus: a touch of machine embroidery to VIEW MORE...

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Darlene Guillory
Friday 3/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

What appears to be a beautifully embellished clutch unfolds to reveal a surprise ..... a beautifully embellished shopping tote! Have fun with decorative stitches, specialty threads and couching as you learn to choose colors, motifs and place them for an artful accessory. You’ll convert it VIEW MORE...

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Debby Kratovil
Friday 3/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

Hexagons branch out into double stars with this easy-to-piece block with NO y-seams! No kidding! You’ll create a block with the illusion of intricate piecing and the bonus of a large space in the center to showcase an awesome motif. All patches are cut with a 60 degree ruler, assembly is VIEW MORE...

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Deb Canham
Friday 3/16/18
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K157, L173, M189

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...

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Helene Weber
Friday 3/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K158, L174XY

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...

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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 3/16/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

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...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/16/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

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...

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Heather Kojan
Friday 3/16/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

Not sure where to start when you want to design your own quilt? Walk through a time-tested design process from inspiration to realization, as Heather shares how it works in her world – and how you can get started on your very own (original!) quilt.

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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 3/16/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164
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...
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Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/16/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165
Wrapping your arms around the science of darts leads to the need for some artistry, too. Darts simply improve the fit of EVERYTHING! Learn about three different dart shapes and which body parts need each. See how to stitch them correctly, to eliminate those little ‘dimples’ at the poin VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/16/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L168XY

We’re drawn to them in all their bright colors, but how on earth do you get them into your hoop? Get your hands on one of our favorite project blanks and learn how easy it can be! What seems impossible becomes a fast and easy process when you know how to approach it. Perfect as a gift on VIEW MORE...

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Londa Rohlfing
Friday 3/16/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

Are 'antique' and family garments living in your stash? Learn how to re-create them, turning them into 'memento garments' you'll wear and love. Explore Londa's design principles and sewing techniques as she shares photos and lots of wonderful garments for inspiration.

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Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/16/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

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...

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Nick Coman
Friday 3/16/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

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

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Barb Callahan
Friday 3/16/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180

Bags of all sizes and shapes are quick, easy projects, and offer great opportunity for embellishment to make them special. Discover dozens of ideas for embellishing your own favorite bag designs, including the use of fabric flowers, decorative stitches and a variety of fabrics, including vintage VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/16/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181

Learn how to pick a pattern that suits your shape best, make it fit YOU and then add your own personal styling detail changes. Construction skills include darts, sleeves, facings zippers, lining and hems.

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Barb Callahan
Friday 3/16/18
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
N194X

Dorset buttons emerged from Dorset, England, before the birth of manufactured buttons. Offering a new pallet for creative needlework, these little gems add a special touch wherever they are used. Explore the art of making them yourself, as you begin a wheel motif to master the basics, and progr VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Friday 3/16/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N204X, P220

 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’ unifies VIEW MORE...

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Marty Moon
Friday 3/16/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N206X, P222

One can almost feel the breeze flowing through the colorful patio lanterns in this scrappy, happy, fun-to-make quilt. Master matching seams and chain piecing as you stitch your fabric lanterns in class. While you’re stitching, explore other possibilities for using up those “leftove VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 3/16/18
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...

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Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/17/18
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...

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Lisa Mullins
Saturday 3/17/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

Floral motifs offer endless options for your free motion quilting. Scale, shape, design and detail, working together, can create the look and feel you want for your quilt. Discover the shapes you need to master for drawing before stitching. Your free motion tool box will fill up, raising your VIEW MORE...

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June Colburn
Saturday 3/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Clothing, home décor and more! Color is all around us and we need to know how to use it well—to coordinate, contrast, blend and dazzle. Learn the terms and practice the principles as you work with dozens of fabric swatches to create a reference notebook you will use for years to come VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247
No more discarding newly made clothes because of poor fit! Learn the elements of fit and pattern alteration that will enable you to become a better sewer and fitter, including how to choose the right size pattern, necessary amounts of ease, three different methods of alteration, how to combine them VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Saturday 3/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

A lovely bag from an expert on making bags, this one is just the right size, with enough polish and curves to become a favorite. Cleverly designed inside and out, it 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 VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

Edge joining and edge stitching feet work together … Jill calls them "sister feet" because they help with similar techniques, but each has its own specialty. Get your hands on them, making samples both decorative and practical, while you learn exactly which foot to use when, why and how. VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/17/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q234X

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 see how to successfully pre-cut your applique shapes for the easiest, most accura VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Saturday 3/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

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...

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Heather Kojan
Saturday 3/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

A modern take on a classic Orange Peel block, Mod Citrus is pieced (no applique!) with gentle curves and over-sized blocks. We'll use the Quick Curve Ruler to get excellent results. This one sews up fast - you can do a wall hanging in an afternoon! Bring your own fabric, see supp VIEW MORE...

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Deb Canham
Saturday 3/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

Learn to use a serger – or use a serger more confidently – in this “for Rookies” workshop. You’ll make a fun knit cardigan in the process, as you learn about basic serger functions, how to start and end seams, working with knits on a serger and construction tips inc VIEW MORE...

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Debby Kratovil
Saturday 3/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254
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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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 3/17/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225
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...
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Barb Callahan
Saturday 3/17/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

Throughout history, buttons were an indication of one’s standing in society, with many of the most interesting buttons having been made by hand. See Barb demonstrate several techniques for making your own handmade buttons, including hand embroidered, covered and woven versions. Find inspira VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 3/17/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228
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...
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Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/17/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

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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Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 3/17/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R242X

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

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/17/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

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

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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 3/17/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244
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...
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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/17/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
Pattern, fit, fabric and technique. Kathy has the answers and YEARS of hands-on experience developing a system for creating perfect pants. Using selected models from the class, she’ll demonstrate how to measure and adjust the crotch curve, change the leg style to suit the silhouette and show h VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/17/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R250X

You can’t hoop it, the surface is uneven and yet … you want to embroider on it. What to do? Join Alicia as she shares the keys to choosing the correct design for your definitely non-average surface, and helps resolve the hooping dilemma as well. You’ll leave with your wonder VIEW MORE...

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Londa Rohlfing
Saturday 3/17/18
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S259X

Create knit garments that are creatively fun and functional, when you learn the secrets to great necklines and hems. Necklines include unique twists and flips, shell edges, texturized neckline treatments and stylish 'turtles', plus refined techniques for basic ribbed and bound necklines. Hemline VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 3/17/18
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S263X

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 resis VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S257, T273X

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

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S258, T274X

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...

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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260
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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Barb Callahan
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261

Fabric used in the proper way can become the basis for an amazing, eye popping garment. But the combination of fabric, design and construction methods which will reliably deliver the “wow” factor is not always obvious. Let Barb share with you the techniques that give her own garments VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X
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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Barbara Moore
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

What is it that makes machine embroidered applique so popular? Versatility, creativity, projects with textural interest? All of that and more! Explore the options, get a handle on basic principles and create some beautiful embroidered applique in the hoop as you do. Use the machine’s sk VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

A pineapple quilt made of pineapple blocks? Yes! We'll achieve pineapple perfection using a “magic” specialty ruler, simple quarter inch seams and deliberate color assignment for a visual twist on this fun favorite. Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.  VIEW MORE...

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Nancy Sapin
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

That’s all free motion? Really? Well, yes, it is! Adopt Nancy’s easy approach to learning and mastering free-motion stitching for creative freedom with quilting and embellishment projects. It’s not hooped machine embroidery -- it’s all free motion, no tracing necessary, VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

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 &nd VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

Colorful batiks and easy applique combine for a fun and finished wallhanging. Learn all about fused applique, including how to select the right fusible, use the applique pressing sheet, easily transfer your pattern to fabric and more. Binding a problem for you? Learn to make a perfectly mitered VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X

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

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Karen Benke
Saturday 3/17/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X
Explore the many ways to bind your quilts and other projects as you create a series of samples in class. Discussion includes when to use straight grain vs bias binding and how to cut both with ease and accuracy; adding miters at all angles; creating two-color binding, adding flanges, piping and fa VIEW MORE...
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Nick Coman
Saturday 3/17/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

Walk the path from choosing and ordering fabric to the final rinse and press of a hand dyed piece. Pictures, video and lecture will combine with a trunk show of beautiful hand dyed fabrics and clothing as you learn about process, inspiration and more. Walk away with an instruction sheet complete VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 3/17/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276
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...
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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/17/18
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277

Join Kathy as she shares her original techniques for stitching darts, zippers and pockets. We all have five curvy sections on our bodies: bust, tummy, seat, maybe thighs and top arm. We all have different “cup” sizes in these areas and the standard pattern is designed for a B cup. VIEW MORE...

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Kaye Koler
Saturday 3/17/18
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T279X

The beauty of vintage buttons never ceases to capture our attention, and no better way to wear a collection than on your wrist, where you can admire it all day long! Discover how to choose, combine and position a group of vintage buttons, circa 1920 - 1960, to create a dynamic and very wearable VIEW MORE...

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


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