Minneapolis, MN

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
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Teacher
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Katie Bartz
Tuesday 11/7/17
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday 9:00am – Wednesday 5:15pm  Join Katie Bartz, our resident “packaging engineer” for a retreat so full of sewing and embroidery techniques and helpful hints you’ll be ready to go home and make it all – all over again! Katie’s reputat VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Tuesday 11/7/17
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday 9:00am – Wednesday 5:15pm   Consider just some of the options: maxi, midi, knee and mini; pencil, A-line, flared, gored, pleated, gathered, tiered and circle; waistband (contour or not), faced waist and yoke. Cynthia’s guidance is invaluable as you b VIEW MORE...

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Thursday, November 09, 2017
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Teacher
Date/Time
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 11/9/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X

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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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/9/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5X

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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Jill McCloy
Thursday 11/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

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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Beth Sidley
Thursday 11/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

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

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 11/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Spend your morning at the serger and gain a clear understanding of how sergers work. Learn a sequential tension formula that works with all types of thread on all sergers, so you’re never stuck. As you stitch, you’ll learn some of Kathy’s most used techniques, including a popular VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Thursday 11/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

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

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Heather Kojan
Thursday 11/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
Make this stunning modern quilt using the Quick Curve Ruler. Easy curves, precise trimming and clever fabric placement make this one of the most popular quilt patterns on the market. Now’s the time to make one yourself! 

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Frieda Anderson
Thursday 11/9/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

Even a beginner quilter can easily make her own quilted designs without marking or using templates. With the sewing machine used as a drawing tool, learn to handle the quilt sandwich with confidence as Frieda leads you through a series of fun exercises. Each exercise carries you along, step by VIEW MORE...

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John Deer
Thursday 11/9/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

This class is all about the fun techniques you can create with embroidery. Explore the steps involved in creating a host of different in-the-hoop effects: appliqué, reverse appliqué and cutwork, fringe embroidery, 3D embroidery, embroidery with Mylar, free-standing lace and much, m VIEW MORE...

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Linda Lee
Thursday 11/9/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

It’s the small things that make a difference. You know how to sew, but disappointments abound. Learn the fine, subtle details that make your work better; the techniques that are never in guide sheets and are buried in too deeply in books. You’ll rethink your tools and your stitching, VIEW MORE...

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Deb Canham
Thursday 11/9/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3
Explore just how much your serger can do for you, and how creative you can become … way beyond finishing ordinary seams! See a collection of fun projects you can make, including how-to tips and all the best methods for serger success. Trunk show includes garments, gifts, home décor i VIEW MORE...
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Nancy Shriber
Thursday 11/9/17
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A 6, B22X

Call it a darning, mending, quilting, running, straight or utility stitch – that humble, mindful, slow stitch, formed by your hand, will transform common, ordinary or pieced cloth into artful, unique accessories, clothing, and textile art. Using Boro, Kantha, and Sashiko stitches, learn to VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 11/9/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7, B23

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

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Pam Damour
Thursday 11/9/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17
If you’re not running around with them, but you are still cutting with the same pair of scissors you had in high school, if your seam ripper is from junior high home-ec class, or if you’re feeling a bit out of the sewing tools loop, it’s time to see what the newest products are, ho VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Thursday 11/9/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as VIEW MORE...

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Kelly Bowser
Thursday 11/9/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B19X
Get inside the mind of a creative quiltmaker who looks at a traditionally pieced quilt pattern and sees it in a more modern version. Join QNNtv host KellyBowser as she shares her process in creating 12 unique quilts inspired by traditional/vintage patterns. You’ll discover how to push your o VIEW MORE...
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Katie Bartz
Thursday 11/9/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X
With dozens of thread options and nearly as many needle choices, how do we choose? Investigate the anatomy of needles and threads to understand how they work, and how they work together to create beautiful embroidery. Discover why minuscule changes to a needle’s anatomy create opportunities VIEW MORE...
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Laura Murray
Thursday 11/9/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X
Join the coloring trend for adults, and enjoy the benefits of adding texture and color to fabric while improving well-being at the same time. Learn how to create the fabric of your dreams, from bold graphics, subtle batiks and more in this fun, fast-moving overview of Paintstik® techniques. No VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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

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Diane Tomlinson
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

You have your quilt top done, where do you go next? Once you know what your choices are and how to complete a quilt with confidence, the process becomes much simpler and far less intimidating. Take a look at battings (with hands-on samples of various types and lofts) as we explore how to decid VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

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

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C36, D52XY

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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Helene Weber
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY

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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Frieda Anderson
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY

With the first buds of spring to that last dying leaf on the tree, we all respond to the beauty of leaves. The colors and shapes, the vast varieties and sizes inspire and delight us. This is the workshop where you’ll put your imagination to cloth, as you cut several leaf shapes and begin. VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C39
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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Katie Bartz
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
It’s called the Bazillion Bag because … once you make one, you’ll want to make ... a bazillion more! A great project for both very experienced and beginning machine embroidery students, this versatile ‘boxed’ bag is the perfect organizer for men, women and children. VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
If you missed your chance last year to enjoy sewing with the softest of fabrics (Cuddle) and having more fun than you can imagine while doing so, here’s the newest incarnation of Connie’s blanket workshop. Make a baby-sized blanket in class – a perfect gift any time of year &ndash VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
Make this high-end wallet and clear a little bit of your stash, too! This mini-wallet goes together in a snap, and has four pockets, perfect to hold a few credit cards, business cards, a driver’s license and some cash, but still fit easily into your back pocket! You’ll always glean con VIEW MORE...
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Kelly Bowser
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

Kelly’s modern twist on this interesting pattern became most dramatic when she limited her pallet to just two colors. Using basic piecing techniques including squares and half-square triangles, learn the importance of color, scale, and value to create a beautiful quilt. The bonus: you&rsqu VIEW MORE...

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Debby Kratovil
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

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

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Heather Kojan
Thursday 11/9/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY
Learn a variety of different techniques to create your own unique modern log cabin quilt blocks. The blocks are improvised, working with guidelines used to achieve certain looks. The log cabin block is one of the most versatile of all quilt blocks, allowing the creator to fool the eye, direct the e VIEW MORE...
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Linda Lee
Thursday 11/9/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

Touch, study and cut the best of knit fabrics to sew for today’s fashions. Linda shares an overview of the properties and characteristics of fashion knit VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/9/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

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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Nancy Shriber
Thursday 11/9/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51

Join this exploration and discovery process as you delve into the use of humble hand stitching, as it is used to transform the ordinary into artful garments and accessories. These are the very personal, slow-stitch pieces we love to wear as much as we love to create. See and examine deconstruct VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 11/9/17
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D55, E71
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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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 11/9/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
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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Karen Benke
Thursday 11/9/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

Explore how even a single inspiration – an orphan block, a treasured piece of fabric, a photo or another quilt – can become a series of quilts you’ve designed yourself. From the creative mind of Karen Benke comes a robust discussion of favorite techniques, a variety of useful t VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 11/9/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
Three styles of waist finishes, three kinds of pockets and two zippers? Kathy gives you all these options and more, using a single pants pattern as her base. See how to make your own tummy tuck jeans or yoga pants, using her ready-to-wear sewing secrets to save time and give you great results. You VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/9/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F81X, G 97

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 11/9/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104

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

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Deb Canham
Thursday 11/9/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106

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

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Diane Tomlinson
Thursday 11/9/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F91X, G107

The Whirling Pinwheel has traditionally been appliqued, but you can piece it all on your sewing machine quicker than you might think. Learn to easily and confidently piece curves using the Fons & Porter® Whirling Pinwheel Template set. No more shying away from curved pieced blocks of an VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Thursday 11/9/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F93X, G109

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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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 11/9/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F87, G103

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

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Friday, November 10, 2017
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
John Deer
Friday 11/10/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X
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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Katie Bartz
Friday 11/10/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H115X
Yikes! It stretches! It’s too fragile! It’s too thick! No it’s not! Dive right into Katie’s easy hooping techniques, where the personality of your fabric becomes almost irrelevant. Learn how to approach stabilizing your designs as you see how to effectively, easily and VIEW MORE...
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Kelly Bowser
Friday 11/10/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X
Get inside the mind of a creative quiltmaker who looks at a traditionally pieced quilt pattern and sees it in a more modern version. Join QNNtv host KellyBowser as she shares her process in creating 12 unique quilts inspired by traditional/vintage patterns. You’ll discover how to push your o VIEW MORE...
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Jill McCloy
Friday 11/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H117X, J133

No drawing ability needed, really. You'll use simple stencils to trace designs onto freezer paper-backed muslin…. how easy is that? Then, starting with crayons, you'll simply color (mostly inside the lines). Jill will help you with shading and application techniques, then take you on to VIEW MORE...

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Frieda Anderson
Friday 11/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

Frieda shares a new and easy way to make this enchanting garden quilt. Color-infused, comprised of fanciful shapes and a multitude of curves and motion, the piece is created using collage techniques and raw edge fusing to achieve its beautiful effect. This is the quilt you want hanging on your VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 11/10/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H120X

So….you have little bags for everything, but you still have to open them to see the contents, right? Not anymore, when you start making these handy zipper bags with clear panels -- all created in the embroidery hoop! You’ll make two during class. Learn to work with clear plastic, se VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 11/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
Experience easy ways to achieve a collection of wonderful fine sewing details – the very techniques that elevate a garment and make it truly special. Classically romantic, your hands-on experiences will include decorative bias on sleeves and neck edges, pin stitching, puffing, piping, placket VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Friday 11/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

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

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Diane Tomlinson
Friday 11/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

Discover the easiest, best techniques for piecing beautiful quilts with 60 degree diamonds and triangles with the Fons & Porter® Diamond and Pyramid Rulers. Pick up dozens of tips and tricks to create traditional and modern quilt designs seen in Fons & Porter publications, as well as VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Friday 11/10/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H124X

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

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Debby Kratovil
Friday 11/10/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141
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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Linda Lee
Friday 11/10/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

Learn the basics of using serging in your fashion sewing - recognizing the qualities of a good stitch, selecting the right threads, when and how to use 2, 3, 4-thread serging for seams, hems and more.

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

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

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/10/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J129X

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

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Pam Damour
Friday 11/10/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130
Rulers and templates make so many of our sewing projects “sew” much easier. Learn how to use several of Pam's favorite sewing rulers and templates in this jam-packed session, including the new Sew Steady rulers for quilting on a home machine, and instantly see how to make your sewing li VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Friday 11/10/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131
As sewists we are clothing architects, and use many of the same tools as building architects. We have blueprints (patterns) and guidelines that if followed, will give us better results in the finished structure. Learn the order and relationship between measurements that will provide the best fit for VIEW MORE...
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Heather Kojan
Friday 11/10/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132
Start by talking about the math behind all the squares, rectangles, triangles and wedges. Follow that with an introduction to a simple way to dip your toes into a bit of improv quilting. Finish up with a discussion about Fibonacci - a 12th century mathematician who should have been a quilter! VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 11/10/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J136X
Make this darling hat using ever-popular polar fleece while learning to work with the latest in embroidery innovation…glitter fabric. Assemble the hat and then embroider the sweet 3D Cutie face – sure to make you smile! You may not stop at making just one … you’ll have so VIEW MORE...
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Nancy Shriber
Friday 11/10/17
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
J140X, K149, L165XY

Begin a new lifelong practice of sample-making with this stitching journal – a collection of hand stitches on cloth using a variety of threads, created by your intentional design or the grace of serendipity. That humble, mindful, slow-stitch, that stitch we all know how to do, when formed b VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 11/10/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X

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

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Linda Lee
Friday 11/10/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

Take your workhorse serger to a higher level of fashion sewing with decorative details. Learn to make and insert serger piping, how to flatlock with ribbon insertions, wrap an edge with serger yarn and make designer neckline treatments using the coverstitch.

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Connie Palmer
Friday 11/10/17
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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Jill McCloy
Friday 11/10/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148

Class has been designed for those of you who have ideas but aren't sure where to go from there, and for those simply seeking inspiration. You'll get input on how/where Jill finds her own ideas to help you get started. It could be as simple as a piece of fabric that you love or the graphics on a VIEW MORE...

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Frieda Anderson
Friday 11/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY
Home is where the heart is, and perhaps even more so when home is on a farm. Explore the process of cutting and raw edge fusing to create this simple, evocative scene filled with colorful, strong shapes and subtle movement. With a distinctly modern approach, it is nevertheless reminiscent of time VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Friday 11/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Top treatments are back! Pam’s window treatment workroom has produced every imaginable treatment over the years, and she is here to share what’s on-trend. Learn to design and cut your own custom window treatment and have it ready for sewing. You’ll find inspiration books in t VIEW MORE...

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Katie Bartz
Friday 11/10/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K152, L168, M184

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

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Heather Kojan
Friday 11/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

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

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Deb Canham
Friday 11/10/17
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K154, L170, M186

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

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Helene Weber
Friday 11/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

 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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Debby Kratovil
Friday 11/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

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

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Beth Sidley
Friday 11/10/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY

Want to make a spectacular quilt from your fabric stash? This is your chance, since you simply choose strong light and strong dark fabrics. Discover how easy it is to put it all together with the right tools – in this case, a Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star tool and the Tucker Trimmer 1, b VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/10/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

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

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 11/10/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
Details always make the difference! From easy tricks for the smallest of garments, to creating perfect collars, added piping, pintucks, folded tucks, puffing, spaghetti bias, rick rack, covered buttons, pearl buttons and other embellishments….. you’ll explore dozens of wa VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Friday 11/10/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
Sewing and fitting technologies have made major advancements since the ‘good old days’, and it’s time for you to update your own fitting methods, too. As Lorraine shares some of the older methods and their unintended consequences, she’ll help you understand the benefits of t VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 11/10/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

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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John Deer
Friday 11/10/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
We all know it’s important to love what you do… so why not make money doing it? It’s simple… the more money you make… the more toys you can buy! This class will cover all the basics: choosing the right machine, setting up shop, where to buy and what to sell, how muc VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 11/10/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
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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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 11/10/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

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

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John Deer
Friday 11/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N193X, P209

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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Lorraine Henry
Friday 11/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N198X, P214
Learn the skills that will enable you to become a better sewer and fitter. No more discarding newly made clothes because of poor fit! Learn from a master "sergeant" the essential elements of pattern alteration including necessary amounts of ease, the three different methods of alterations, how to co VIEW MORE...
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Heather Kojan
Friday 11/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217

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

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Chris Dolinar
Friday 11/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218
With a choice of piecing methods in your creative toolbox, you’ll find the perfect one for every project. Experience piecing on your serger, as you easily, swiftly and successfully create a tote you’ll use over and over again. Begin by understanding how to create the perfect stitch on VIEW MORE...
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Beth Sidley
Friday 11/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N203X, P219

This quilt always gets a lot of attention – with plenty of movement, fool-the-eye visual effects and fabulous borders, it’s a stunning piece. When you set your blocks on point and incorporate the wonderfully pieced borders, it’s never going to be ordinary. Better yet, the bloc VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Friday 11/10/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N204X, P220
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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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 11/10/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N199, P215

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

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 11/11/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X

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

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Nancy Shriber
Saturday 11/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229X, R245

Call it a darning, mending, quilting, running, straight or utility stitch – that humble, mindful, slow stitch, formed by your hand, will transform common, ordinary or pieced cloth into artful, unique accessories, clothing, and textile art. Using Boro, Kantha, and Sashiko stitches, learn to VIEW MORE...

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

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

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Chris Dolinar
Saturday 11/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
Over the years we’ve moved from hand-piecing as the standard to machine piecing, and now … serger piecing! Discover the benefits of using the serger as you create a traditional block. Begin by learning how to use the serger and what makes the stitch, trimming seams as you sew with perf VIEW MORE...
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Beth Sidley
Saturday 11/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

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

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Karen Benke
Saturday 11/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
Explore the many ways to bind your quilts and other projects as you create a series of samples in class. Discussion includes when to use straight grain vs bias binding and how to cut both with ease and accuracy; adding miters at all angles; creating two-color binding, adding flanges, piping and fa VIEW MORE...
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Frieda Anderson
Saturday 11/11/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

Even a beginner quilter can easily make her own quilted designs without marking or using templates. With the sewing machine used as a drawing tool, learn to handle the quilt sandwich with confidence as Frieda leads you through a series of fun exercises. Each exercise carries you along, step by VIEW MORE...

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Linda Lee
Saturday 11/11/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

Discover Linda’s signature techniques for sewing three miters: 45 degree hem, asymmetric mitered hem and mitered binding. As creating these finishes bec VIEW MORE...

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John Deer
Saturday 11/11/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227
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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Deb Canham
Saturday 11/11/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228
Love all those beautiful, tempting threads? Guess what? You can use them – all those luscious, heavier decorative threads -- on your serger! See where, why and how-to in this comprehensive presentation. Explore various stitches and projects in which they’ve been used as you gather us VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 11/11/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230
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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Heather Kojan
Saturday 11/11/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q231

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

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 11/11/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
When sewists talk about sergers do you feel like you need a translator? Upper loopers…lower loopers… chain loopers…differential feed…five needles….WHAT??? You have got to be kidding! Kathy will start at the VERY BEGINNING, explaining the ins and outs of sergers an VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Saturday 11/11/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
Learn to install zippers in all types of projects easily and accurately. You'll never avoid a project again because it has a zipper! Your confidence will grow as Pam shares the best, most fool-proof ways to install zippers in pillows, bags and garments first time, every time. Bonus: looking for VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 11/11/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243
Go beyond measurements and get to the heart of pant fitting. The shape and angle of the crotch curve make huge differences in the fit. Some butts are flat, some are curvy and each requires its own cut. Learn to make and use a template of your shape to help determine the changes needed on your pa VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 11/11/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244
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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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 11/11/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R246
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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Jill McCloy
Saturday 11/11/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R247

Explore a mix of feet and techniques from a variety of sewing machine brands, as Jill shares her love of what accessory feet can do for us. Discover how they help with speed as well as technique and embellishment, whether your interest lies in quilting, fashion sewing, doll making or home decor. VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 11/11/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S257X

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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Katie Bartz
Saturday 11/11/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S258X
Take your embroidery up a notch, adding special effects to go from ordinary to extraordinary. Explore all facets of free-standing lace, free-motion embroidery, 3-D embroidery, the pairing of embroidery with garments and with beading and more, as you share Katie’s favorite how-to hints and mor VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 11/11/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S259X
Explore a series of techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love to wear. Learn Kathy's steps for copying sleeves, darts, seams and gathers, for a whole new wardrobe -- inspired by already favorite looks. You’ll discover how to add facings, seam allo VIEW MORE...
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Laura Murray
Saturday 11/11/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S262X

Complete a modern version of the classic cathedral window quilt block using Paintstiks, stamps and fusible-backed shapes arranged on a background fabric. No experience necessary, just bring your sense of adventure! Explore and learn a no-fail, easy to assemble technique that requires no sewing.< VIEW MORE...

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Diane Tomlinson
Saturday 11/11/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260

You have your quilt top done, where do you go next? Once you know what your choices are and how to complete a quilt with confidence, the process becomes much simpler and far less intimidating. Take a look at battings (with hands-on samples of various types and lofts) as we explore how to decid VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 11/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

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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Nancy Shriber
Saturday 11/11/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S263

Join this exploration and discovery process as you delve into the use of humble hand stitching, as it is used to transform the ordinary into artful garments and accessories. These are the very personal, slow-stitch pieces we love to wear as much as we love to create. See and examine deconstruct VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Saturday 11/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

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. This cleverly designed bag offers a chance to create a 3-dimensional embroidery and to learn a few of the most-used techniques in bag-making (and much of our other sew VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 11/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
If you missed your chance last year to enjoy sewing with the softest of fabrics (Cuddle) and having more fun than you can imagine while doing so, here’s the newest incarnation of Connie’s blanket workshop. Make a baby-sized blanket in class – a perfect gift any time of year &ndash VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 11/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
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Heather Kojan
Saturday 11/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

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

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Helene Weber
Saturday 11/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X
You have completed your quilt top, now what? How about quilting it with your walking foot? If you’re not confident with free-motion, the walking foot is a great way to go. Get your hands on this ‘magic’ machine accessory as you learn all about the many quilting designs you can e VIEW MORE...
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Debby Kratovil
Saturday 11/11/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X
Work with pre-cut strips to create this amazing two-color quilt using a simple acrylic template. Choose ANY COLOR! You’ll strip piece, then cut into wedges and stitch some more. If you’ve wanted to know how to set ANY block on point, this is the class, with the bonus of using two-color VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
Saturday 11/11/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
A happy embroidery machine purrs like a kitten when you feed it a good design, so why does it sometimes growl like an angry dog? John explores the differences between designs, and helps define what makes a design good or bad. Discover how to quickly identify any possible problems and determine if VIEW MORE...
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Linda Lee
Saturday 11/11/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274

From tissue thin to open and lacey, ponte to sweater, the range of knit fabrics available to us is huge and sometimes all too confusing. Linda helps you sort out what charac VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 11/11/17
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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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 11/11/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T279X

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

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

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