Novi, MI

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli with Nick Coman
Tuesday 11/12/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB200X, MDB260X, MDB300X, MDB360X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting and designing for your three-dimensional figure. Join expert fitters and designers Joe Vecchiarelli and Nick Coman, in this multi-day draping VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Rae Cumbie and Carrie Emerson
Tuesday 11/12/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB203X, MDB263X, MDB303X, MDB363X
Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Are you tired of searching the stores for comfortable, well-fitting pants? Well, we have the solution! Rae Cumbie and Carrie Emerson have been working with all shapes and sizes of women for years helping them achieve pants that fit VIEW MORE...
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Wednesday 11/13/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X
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, then begin to add quilting stitches. Your process will truly become easier, faster, less stressful and more accurate when yo VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Wednesday 11/13/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

A brand-new quilt from the master of ‘getting it done’, Karen Benke. This year’s version is another stunning example of what one can accomplish in one focused, fun day. So, whether you’ve said it out loud meaning you need a big gift very quickly, or you simply crave a day VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Rae Cumbie
Thursday 11/14/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1X

Pants are an integral part of any modern woman’s wardrobe. They are not hard to sew, just tricky to fit. Get guidance from Sew News Curve Appeal author and Burda Style teacher as you explore the important steps in the pants fitting and design process. You can begin planning for your best pa VIEW MORE...

Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 11/14/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 11/14/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. You’ll cover machine set-up, necessary supplies, template preparation and more, including lots of tips for a successful first VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Linda Lee
Thursday 11/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
Miters are the cleanest and most professional way to finish corners. Transferring woodworking techniques to fabric, you will make the Tamari Apron from The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, incorporating three mitering techniques from Linda Lee’s Mastering Miters book. You wil VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 11/14/19
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...
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 11/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

This beautiful mini quilt, it’s only 6 x 8 inches, is loaded with techniques that will add something special to your floral arrangement. Create your very own personalized background using beautiful machine stitches. Then proceed to some very quick and simple paper piecing, making this a per VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Thursday 11/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Learn to construct three of the quilt world’s most loved motifs: the four patch block, half-square triangle block and flying geese. You’ll assemble them to make a table topper -- with borders and binding too! Complete your project by the end of class; the basic techniques you’ll VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 11/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 11/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

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...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 11/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

The fun of this Itajime Shibori fabric dyeing project is that all of the flowers start with the exact same fold, but no two are ever the same. Each student will fold and design nine (9) unique pieces of 22 x 22-inch fabric. The floral patterns are then created using an extensive set of Itajime Sh VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/14/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

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 pattern (flat) to you VIEW MORE...

Betty Mitchell
Thursday 11/14/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5
Facings are a great way to finish garment openings, especially if that opening is asymmetrical or curved. Facings can be used on a shaped waistline for a smooth comfortable fit or even at the hem for a professional finish. Betty has years of garment sewing experience and she's here to share her tips VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 11/14/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6

Yes! This is a good thing! Of the three known methods of pattern alternation (Seam, Pivot and Slide, Slash and Spread), the Seam method is the easiest to use: to see what is happening, to execute correctly and to cause no distortions as you make pattern changes exactly where you want them. The ch VIEW MORE...

Nick Coman
Thursday 11/14/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17
With beautiful samples, step-outs and hands-on demonstrations, Nick shares the joy of making a wonderful bias-cut blouse in five different fabrics, for five completely different looks. Discover the best methods for working with georgette, velvet, wool, silk crepe, satin and linen in the process &hel VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Thursday 11/14/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

Having the best notion for the job can make all the difference! Today's sewing tools have multiple uses and really do make sewing easier, faster and more pleasurable. Connie will unravel the many ways that these tools can work for you including using scissors, measuring tools, fabric folding pe VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 11/14/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B19X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Thursday 11/14/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X
Complete an amazing design in class while learning about paintstik rubbings, as you create texture using stamps. Extend your design options with an easy-to-assemble fusible web appliqué technique, invaluable to use for arranging shapes on a base fabric. You’ll enjoy the use of your i VIEW MORE...
Betty Mitchell
Thursday 11/14/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21

Your embroidery machine can become the perfect, inspirational assistant for creating one-of-a-kind quilts. Find a treasure-trove of ideas, technical advice, practical tips and more as Betty shares a trunk show of quilts that have spent some time in her machine’s embroidery hoop. Discuss t VIEW MORE...

Tammie Gerke
Thursday 11/14/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B22X
Many times, cuffs and collars can have a mind of their own. Some never lay flat, some collars just don't want to stand up the way that they should and washing the garment sometimes makes the issue worse. Many of the issues are not with the way the collar or cuffs are attached, but rather how they a VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 11/14/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C42X
We love to wear them, we should love to sew with them, too!  In this technique class, you will learn to create smooth, elegant seams, hems without bulk that do not roll, as well as perfect necklines. You’ll soon discover the joys of sewing a knit wardrobe you’ll be proud to wear. VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

Now that you've padded your dress from, it’s time to make it work for you!
Joe is here to answer all the questions you may have for where to begin. The front? The back? Do I use tissue paper or make a muslin? Let’s dive into that arsenal of garment patterns and see what we can VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

Are you cosplay curious? Would you like to learn how to get started but don't know where to begin? You'll learn the basics of what to know before you go to your first event, tips and tricks for having a great time, costume hacks, and more! Seasoned cosplayers are sure to pick up some valuable tip VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35
Those luscious spring sweaters are just begging to be embroidered! Think falling leaves on a tan tweed cardigan, or elegant swirls on a zip front pullover…. and of course those fabulous (not so ugly) Christmas sweaters (for next year). Pattie shows how easy it is to embroider on sweaters when VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C36, D52XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY

A pretty stitched and beaded pouch with a bit of swag, a bit of beaded fringe and a favorite ½" decorative button, hangs from a simple twisted cord or beaded twisted cord to hol VIEW MORE...

Tammie Gerke
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C38
Zippers are an essential part of many garments whether it is a centered, lapped, or an invisible zipper. If they are not installed properly, they can become the focal point for all the wrong reasons. Learn how to install a variety of zippers with ease and without frustration. Also, discuss adding zi VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

The perfect workshop for learning to make something fun and easy, something you’ll use all the time, or something you will be proud to give away. Discover just how quickly you’ll create your first “quilt top”, a quilted 8-inch pot holder. The arrangement of fabrics and qui VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

The classic Dresden quilt block looks fresh and modern, full of color, in the mini quilt. Pick up lots of tips during class to make this gem go together easily and perfectly. Make one as a mini, or make many for a full-sized quilt! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for detai VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
Discover the freedom of cutting and sewing wavy strips of fabric without pins or snipping of seams. Fast and easy, the secret’s in Helene’s technique for stitching an accurate 1/4 inch seam to create the undulating background for your heron. Once stitching is completed, enjoy the artistr VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY
Join Betty to create this fun and versatile little bag as you learn just how creative you can be on a serger. Ruffles, cording and two different zipper insertion methods are just a few of the techniques packed in this bag! Once you see how fast, fun and easy it is to make, you will want to make one VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY
Geometry, style and simplicity come together for an easy-to-make, easy-to-wear garment. Create this dressy top out of beautiful drapey fabric from two triangles, seamed swiftly and professionally on the serger. It’s perfect for a night on the town…or paired with jeans…or made in VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 11/14/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C45, D61, E77

Learn to ombre the easy way, using Cindy’s new ‘drip rig’ in this fun and productive fabric dyeing class. No bending or unpredictable dip dyeing when you follow her fast and easy method for creating value gradations (light to dark) and color blends (yellow into blue). Working in VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 11/14/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

The only thing better than reading recipes is eating the finished product! You will love the finished results of the following recipe! Take one prewashed sweatshirt, your size in a unisex sweatshirt, preferable one from Goodwill, add pieces of fun and colorful fabric, possibly using materials fro VIEW MORE...

Linda Lee
Thursday 11/14/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
This class is designed to help you learn how to make sure a pattern will fit you well enough the first time that you can make tweaks and minor adjustments along the way to refine the fit. Learn to take your own body measurements, measure your pattern, and compare the two sets of measurements. Learn VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 11/14/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51

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...

Tammie Gerke
Thursday 11/14/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D54
Linings, for the most part, are unseen. However, a poorly installed lining, whether in a jacket, coat, or skirt, is there for all to see. Tammie will share her tips and tricks for installing lining, so the garment hangs properly and remains unseen, as it should. Then learn how to add lining to garme VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 11/14/19
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D58XY
This bag carries everything you need, and you’ll feel great carrying it – giving a worn sweater new life as a pretty felted accessory. Construct your bag with a straight stitch, a few decorative stitches, add an applique flower to the flap and make a wonderful buttonhole, too. The felted VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Thursday 11/14/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
Knit tops are everywhere and you could easily be sewing them into stylish, neatly fitting masterpieces. Enjoy a lecture/trunk show of tips about sewing with a variety of knit fashion fabrics, choosing successful supports, finding fabulous finishes and adding fun details. You will leave ready to stit VIEW MORE...
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 11/14/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
There’s a very good reason machine embroidered applique is such a favorite with embroiderers. In fact, there are many reasons, including the ability to work creatively with not only thread, but with fabric, too, as you create your design. With limitless options, it’s also one of the mo VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 11/14/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67

If you want a really nice fit, consider the dart. Darts are fitting tools that allow us to shape flat fabric into garments that fit our curvy bodies. They are there for comfort, making it easier to bend and move; they are there for appearance, eliminating wrinkles and unsightly folds from garment VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 11/14/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E70

Sewing with an unfamiliar fabric can be intimidating. What is the best way to handle a particular fabric? As an enthusiastic cosplayer, Cheryl has learned what it takes to work with many different types of fabrics. She will share the tricks of the trade to tame even the most challenging of fabric VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/14/19
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...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 11/14/19
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
F84X

Explore basic to advanced e-textile techniques as you discover the fun of inserting lights into a range of fun projects. Expand on the concept as you learn to create a simple LED project, then watch as Cheryl takes it even further, adding sensors and switches. You don’t have to be an engi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 11/14/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104

Turn a plain sweatshirt (you choose the color - plum, sand or dark chocolate) into a beautiful explosion of lace. We’ll put a pleat in the back using a lace panel, add lace around the bottom and finish off with beautiful embroidery. This is the most elegant sweatshirt conversion Cindy has VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 11/14/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105

Another skill-builder class for those who like construction options and new setting ideas. Explore five easy ways to make Flying Geese blocks, making 16 to 20 blocks in class. All can be incorporated in this modern quilt interpretation – or your own variation! Bring your ow VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nancy Brandt
Thursday 11/14/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F92X, G108

Make a reversible pretty ‘little’ apron for your favorite kitchen helper! Sew easy you’ll want to make one for every occasion and season. In this beginner serging class, Certified Serger Instructor, Nancy, will show you how easy it is to adapt a traditional sewing pattern to use VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, November 15, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 11/15/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful stitching experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. Use Westalee Design Templates from Sampler Set 1 and Hearts to create borders that can be used in a variety of ways and di VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Friday 11/15/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H118X

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. VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 11/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

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 yo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 11/15/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H120X

Experience the ease of transferring a beautiful picture using a new and easy to use iron-on transfer paper as you create this heartfelt project. Cindy has some amazing images for you to choose from and lovely verses to complement the image that you'll embroider in class. You'll learn so much in t VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 11/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
Use Jill's Dragonfly Moon fabrics to make a beautiful appliqué, beaded and embellished 17 x 31-inch wall hanging. Kit includes pre-cut fabrics and appliqués for top, beads, beading needle and directions—no class time spent measuring or cutting fabrics In class you will do so VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Tammie Gerke
Friday 11/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
Are you a quilter that is curious about the world of garment sewing? Are you already a garment sewer wanting a quick, easy and stylish garment to make? Look no further, this class is for you! Dig into your stash and pull out that amazing cotton batik or treat yourself to a shopping trip for som VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 11/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
Unbelievable! A whole baby gown 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 the p VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 11/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140
Surprise! Discover how awesome your serger is as a piecing and quilting machine! Piecing with the serger is quick, easy and fun to do. Oh, and don’t forget precise too! Take serging and quilting to a whole new level as Betty shares with you all the tips and tricks for success as you piece, qui VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 11/15/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

Spirals have been a staple in tie dye since the 60s and can provide tons of inspiration! We're going to kick them up a notch and explore several different ways to dye these fun and playful patterns including traditional tie dye as well as ice dyeing. You will need to order your complete k VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Friday 11/15/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

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...

Angela Wolf
Friday 11/15/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114
Take the next step in sewing knits and discover how to design and sew professional looking necklines. Learn how to measure the neckline and adapt various collars including binding, coverstitch, and a faced tunic style. Angela will share tips and techniques for attaching a round collar, v-neck, twis VIEW MORE...
Karen Benke
Friday 11/15/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115
Maybe you’ve noticed all the liquids available and recommended for sewing: Best Press, starch, Terial Magic and more. They’re a new class of notion and can deliver better, easier, faster results. Discover exactly what are they used for, why you may need them, and how to get the most from VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Linda Lee
Friday 11/15/19
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H117, J133
Touch, study and cut the best of fabrics to sew for today’s fashions, allowing you to make informed choices about how to spend your time sewing garments. Linda presents an overview of the properties and characteristics of fashion fabrics in several categories, using large pieces of fabri VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 11/15/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J129X

It’s amazing how much information Kathy can pack into just one hour!  This is a great session for anyone who sews garments, offering so much of what we need to know, logically and with great samples to illustrate her lessons. Learn how to decide what fabric works best for your garment VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Friday 11/15/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130
Racks are filled with them, as are your closets and drawers. Knits are everywhere, so why aren’t you sewing with them? A little hesitant? Palms a bit sweaty? Admit it. You're secretly terrified of sewing with knits. Put all your fears to rest during this fun and confidence-building class fill VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Friday 11/15/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

Having the best notion for the job can make all the difference! Today's sewing tools have multiple uses and really do make sewing easier, faster and more pleasurable. Connie will unravel the many ways that these tools can work for you including using scissors, measuring tools, fabric folding pe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/15/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J132X

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

Heather Kojan
Friday 11/15/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J134
We'll start with a brief history of scrap quilts (it may not be what you think!) then discuss ways to tame the scrap beast. We'll finish up with several ideas on how to use up all. the. scraps. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 11/15/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J136X

Make a tissue holder, key chain and zippered eyeglass case in the blink of an eye using the embroidery machine. See how easy it is to attach clasps, hardware and put in zippers. Join us for fun and learning during this fulfilling time together as you finish not just one or two projects... but < VIEW MORE...

Rhonda Pierce
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle really important before it breaks? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. Get the low-down about how this li VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
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...
Barb Callahan
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147
You can build any bag you like – in fact you can build a full collection of bags, pouches, clutches and totes when you have all the options at your fingertips. Functional as well as fanciful, Barb’s bags are always full of surprises. Discover new and unusual techniques, including at leas VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148

Take your cosplay hobby to the next level by learning even more cosplay tips for entering costume contests, having a "handler", convention survival, and more!  We asked professional cosplayers for their best tips and it may surprise you what they said.  From product suggestions to being in your c VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

Experience the relaxation and simplicity of hand applique as Helene guides you through the latest notions and techniques for turned edge applique. Learn a fast and easy method for perfectly turned edges. Then practice sewing the applique to the background using the much desired invisible stitch. VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

Love all the collage quilts, but aren't sure where to begin? Explore artistic and technical considerations as Kaye walks through the process, including discussions about choosing fabric wisely, placement, color considerations and the fusibles and the other materials that have worked best for her VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Scraps taking over your studio? Learn two fresh, modern string quilt blocks to tame your overflowing scrap bins, incorporating favorite small pieces too wonderful to toss.  Heather’s tried and true tips and valuable hints for successful visual effects round out your classroom experienc VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY
It's time to “up” your embroidery skills by adding some dimension to your work. Betty will help you “puff up” your appliqué with a trapunto technique and add beautiful multi-layer flowers for additional dimension and texture. The panel created in class can be used as a VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
“Little French Bonnet” is loved the world over and is possibly our most well attended class at Martha Pullen. This sweet bonnet is the perfect project for those who have never done any heirloom sewing, those who need a refresher course or those who want a handmade, precious baby gift. T VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Let us show you one of the best tools we have found to not only make a variety of quick gifts but to do it in a minimal amount of time. Six cuts using 6 fabrics will be enough for a Christmas tree skirt or a centerpiece. We'll show you several projects that you will love and make a 42" table runn VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Extend your serging experience beyond simply finishing seams to include beautiful puffing, decorative flatlocking, piping insertion and more, as you make your pillow cover in class. Upda VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY
This simple, classic, dropped shoulder kimono with sleeve variations is sure to become a wardrobe favorite. Easy to make and an absolute delight to wear, this fun and flattering soft ‘jacket’ will acquaint you with the rolled edge feature of your serger and help you gain confidence. A wo VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 11/15/19
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K157, L173, M189

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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/15/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

Learn about the specialty tools and notions used in the fashion industry for 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 in NYC and Hollywood – they help you to move sw VIEW MORE...

Angela Wolf
Friday 11/15/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
Sleeves can be a challenge to fit and sew, but make all the difference in sewing a professional looking garment. Angela spent over 20 years fitting and designing custom jackets for women all over the world and she will share designer techniques. Learn how to compare your measurements to a sleeve pa VIEW MORE...
Karen Benke
Friday 11/15/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
There are more options for creating great borders than you might think, and that’s especially true if you’ve looked at border fabric, wondering just how to use it to best advantage. Join Karen for an enlightening discussion as she shares how to approach and use border fabrics in reliable VIEW MORE...
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 11/15/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164
Are you new to embroidery or you’ve been embroidering a long time but you’re ready for some new challenges? Maybe you want to ramp up what you do. Glitter fabric, soft and fuzzy appliques, indestructible mylar, and Cindy’s favorite five stabilizers are just a few of the things tha VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 11/15/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

When you’re busy stitching, you probably don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to your social media marketing. But it is SO important in this new, connected world that you do. Learn about Cheryl’s strategies for maximizing your social media reach, and discover how to reduce the VIEW MORE...

Angela Wolf
Friday 11/15/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
An unlined jacket can be a stylish choice for any season. Angela will discuss fabric and interfacing ideas plus options for professional looking seam finishes, inserting a collar and facing, and attaching the sleeve. Learn how to mark button and buttonhole placement on the jacket front vs the slee VIEW MORE...
Linda Lee
Friday 11/15/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179
Are you interested in learning specific techniques for sewing, hemming and finishing today’s fashion knits fabric? Come to this class to learn how to work with a variety of knits from sheer and lacey, to tissue and mid-weight jerseys, to double knits and sweater knits. You will learn how to re VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Friday 11/15/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180
Master the tools that will assure your garment sewing patterns are personalized accurately. Explore and learn to use the rulers, papers and writing tools that take the pain out of pattern work. You will be able to take your pattern personalization, fitting and thus your sewing to a new level of sati VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/15/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N193X, P209

Learn the fundamentals of draping pants as you work along with Joe to create a basic straight pant using a body form. Includes learning about taking proper measurements, comparing them to the body form, calculating for and drawing the initial pattern from those measurements and then tweaking it VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 11/15/19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N197XX
Using buttons you choose from Barb’s vintage collection, a man’s silk necktie and a bit of unusual yarn, create your own wearable art neckpiece in class. Sit and stitch as Barb shares aesthetic considerations and construction tips, the most appropriate hand stitches and lots of ideas for VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Friday 11/15/19
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
N199X

Arms "eye" (armscye that is!). Some arms are heavier in back, some need more room in front. Standard cap shapes may not be the best fit for every arm. Some arms are short above the elbow, some are long, or from elbow to wrist! Learn how to measure for these differences, and discover some of the m VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 11/16/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. You’ll cover machine set-up, necessary supplies, template preparation and more, including lots of tips for a successful first VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 11/16/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

Cindy has the magic touch for getting things hooped with no stress. Just bring one of your medium size embroidery hoops to class along with a t-shirt and let Cindy be your guide for all things hooping. You will be amazed at how easy it can be to get perfectly hooped items when you take this class VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 11/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246
This is a fun, no-sew workshop using fabric to imitate the ancient art of mosaics. Learn to create your block’s image using lots of small, pre-cut pieces of colored fabric, using a technique that was developed specifically to simplify the process. Detailed instructions are yours to keep, incl VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 11/16/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q231X
Calling all cosplayers! Working with faux fur can be a challenge but with Cheryl as your guide you will be sewing up a ‘furry’ storm in no time. Learn time tested tips and tricks to tame faux fur and complete these fun animal ears and tail for your next cosplay or costume!
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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 11/16/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q232X

Perfectly designed to hold and protect small treasures such as earbuds, a special piece of jewelry or even change for the parking meter, this adorable little round case is constructed entirely in the hoop. Easy to make, definitely a stash-buster and ever so handy, your first one will be complete VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Saturday 11/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
You have completed your quilt top, now what? How about quilting it with your walking foot? If you’re not confident with free-motion, the walking foot is a great way to go. Get your hands on this ‘magic’ machine accessory as you learn all about the many quilting designs you can e VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 11/16/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q234X
Get your zipper mojo going during this technique class as you learn the easiest ways to install zippers, including the big three: exposed, lapped and centered. Then see how to easily insert zippers into bags as you put the outside, lining and zipper together in a single operation, and explore zipper VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Saturday 11/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

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...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 11/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
Do you love that vintage look but think you don’t have enough sewing time to complete something so intricate? Well, think again! Heirloom details completed on your serger are fast, fun and easy. Never done heirloom before? Absolutely no worries! Kathy will introduce you to the world of heirl VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Saturday 11/16/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

With roots in pointillism, dotted mandalas have become very popular! Pillows, canvases, mugs, and even rocks! It's everywhere! But you can't sew with rocks! After taking a very fun dot painting class, Cindy was determined to figure out how to dot with dye on fabric. Sounds simple but it took a fe VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 11/16/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

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 pattern (flat) to you VIEW MORE...

Rae Cumbie
Saturday 11/16/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226
Is your closet full of individual garments that do not fit or work well together? Colors work but balance and proportion are out of whack? Missing an essential piece over and over again? Get help from an expert as you consider the well-planned modern wardrobe, featuring a selection of neatly fitti VIEW MORE...
Jill McCloy
Saturday 11/16/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227
They sound so basic yet open a world of opportunity for your sewing adventures. There are humble basic construction feet that will speed up your sewing while making it more accurate. These same feet can morph into wonderful embellishment technique feet. Then there are feet meant to dazzle and embell VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 11/16/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
Ever hear the phrase..."easy as A, B, C"? Well fusible applique is in that category...anyone can do it. Learn about the versatility of patterns, choosing the right fusible, tracing your pattern pieces and getting the maximum out of the applique pressing sheet. Learn the trick to perfect satin stit VIEW MORE...
Linda Lee
Saturday 11/16/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
Not many of us enjoy the benefit of having an expert pants fitter at our fingertips, so we are left to our own devices when it comes to altering our patterns. Linda will outline the most common pattern alterations for an elastic waist pants style that’s easy to make and wear so you can success VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 11/16/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

Necklines that gap, puckered seams, rippled hems, unintended tucks in sleeves, lumpy collars and pockets … suffer no longer! Learn what causes and, more importantly, how to avoid all of these and other common sewing mishaps. Discover how to decide what size pattern to buy, how to add a fav VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Saturday 11/16/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244

Having the best notion for the job can make all the difference! Today's sewing tools have multiple uses and really do make sewing easier, faster and more pleasurable. Connie will unravel the many ways that these tools can work for you including using scissors, measuring tools, fabric folding pe VIEW MORE...

Tammie Gerke
Saturday 11/16/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
Set-in sleeves are beautiful and yet, to many, are a challenge. What seems like it should be a relatively simple task turns into a puckery, lopsided nightmare. Tammie will guide you through the process to turn that nightmare into a dream with her tried and true tips and tricks. Before you know it, y VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 11/16/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R247X
Learn how easy it can be to work with foam and fabric to make something fun and fanciful. This is your chance to be a woodland princess, pixie, butterfly or even an evil villain. Once you have the structure, you can embellish to your heart’s content to make them your very own!
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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 11/16/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R248X

Embroidery and your button box join forces in this wonderful play on a flower garden – embroidered greenery with button blossoms, cute as can be.  Learn how to pick embroideries which lend themselves to substituting buttons for parts of the design, and how to execute them flawlessly in VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 11/16/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R250X
Learn to manage your fleece for a professional and beautiful looking garment. See how to put an end to “frog mouthed” buttonholes, learn to create beautiful and unusual seams, explore hems and edges with an embellished look and how to make pintuck ribbing. The ease of sewing with fleece VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 11/16/19
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
S260XY

Get your hands on the process as you learn how to handle and shape EVA Foam, creating your own video game-inspired shield! You'll learn how to build and glue the shield, add detail and paint it. Discover just how easy it is to make your own cosplay armor and props under Cheryl’s watchful VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Saturday 11/16/19
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
S262XY
Create unique quilt blocks inspired by Mexican hand painted ceramic tiles using Paintstiks®, stamps, and fusible web. Painted and layered shapes are fused to a background fabric as you complete a small block that can be integrated into quilt projects, garment embellishments or home dé VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 11/16/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S263XY, T279Y

Tame those piles of scraps in your studio with three fresh takes on scrap quilts. Create 2 different scrap blocks in class, walk through a third option and discuss different setting options to make your quilts truly unique! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for details

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Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 11/16/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S264XY, T280Y

Best foot forward, or path of least resistance? Either way, a workshop that starts at the beginning (or very nearly) of your machine embroidery experience is priceless! Discuss options, logical approaches, materials (including stabilizers) and designs, as you embroider your project in class. Th VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 11/16/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S265XY, T281Y

There’s not a fabric or non-fabric that stumps Connie. Why?  Because she figures out all the easiest, no-fail methods, which notions help most and how to choose designs that ensure success. Share in all of that knowledge as you create this practical portfolio in class.  Learn all VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Saturday 11/16/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S266XY, T282Y
Explore the many ways to bind your quilts and other projects as you create a series of samples in class. Discussion includes when to use straight grain vs bias binding and how to cut both with ease and accuracy; adding miters at all angles; creating two-color binding, adding flanges, piping and fa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 11/16/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S267XY, T283Y

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...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 11/16/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S268XY, T284Y
This cute cardigan style jacket is just the thing to add to your spring wardrobe. A feminine ‘third layer’ over jeans or leggings, it adds a finished feeling to your day. From the banded collar and raglan sleeves to the hidden inseam pockets (yes, pockets, yay!!), this jacket is easy to VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 11/16/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S269XY, T285Y
Bellies, boobs, butts and backs: the four main areas of our bodies that give us our "fitting fits!" Since there are 88 different figure variations, this workshop is the beginning of building your own pattern alteration reference file. Working with half-scale practice patterns, learn how to alter for VIEW MORE...
Rhonda Pierce
Saturday 11/16/19
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S257Y
Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle really important before it breaks? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. Get the low-down about how this li VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Saturday 11/16/19
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S258Y
Whether you want to take your stitched knits to the next level, or simply embellish your purchased knits, this class is for you. See easily created knit trims, watch flowers come to life and find their place on your tops. Check out the best paints to use to decorate your knits and consider decorativ VIEW MORE...
Tammie Gerke
Saturday 11/16/19
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S259Y
Buttons make the outfit but even with amazing buttons a poorly executed buttonhole will ruin the look. Bound buttonholes can add an additional level of class and sophistication to any garment and can be a fun embellishment as well. In this class you will learn how to make various shapes of buttonhol VIEW MORE...
Jill McCloy
Saturday 11/16/19
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S261Y

There are so many ways to add texture and visual interest to your quilts, it’s hard to explain! So get ready for a trunk show of ideas in this creative seminar. Can you use a wing needle on quilts? Absolutely. How about decorative stitches? Again, yes! Ruching and/or Quilling, a definite ye VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Saturday 11/16/19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
T273Y
Elastic waistbands, the ultimate in comfort for skirts, pants and shorts can be sewn with professional results every time. This class will show fool proof tips for both insertion and hidden applications that eliminates bulk. Pattie will discuss the appropriate elastic types, show you how to measure, VIEW MORE...
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 11/16/19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
T274Y
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...
Tammie Gerke
Saturday 11/16/19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
T275Y

Have you ever seen a garment that you just love but cannot find a pattern? Tammie will discuss how to find a similar pattern and then how to modify it to produce the garment of your dreams. She also has some wonderful ideas and suggestions on how to make modifications to any pattern by changing, VIEW MORE...

Linda Lee
Saturday 11/16/19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
T276Y

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...

Kaye Koler
Saturday 11/16/19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
T277Y
We often inherit, save or purchase vintage fabrics, linens, and embroideries. Many really show their age, having become weakened or stained from use or while in storage. Get ready to put them to use! Kaye will share her tried and true methods to clean and prepare them so they can find new life (with VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 11/16/19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
T278Y

Have you ever really thought about a dress form? Dress forms can be made from various types of materials both internally and externally. The materials used to construct the form make an impact on the durability, shape and the accuracy of the body form itself. Join Joe on this fascinating look at VIEW MORE...

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


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