Worcester, MA

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli with Nick Coman
Wednesday 9/11/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB300X, MDB360X

Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting of your three-dimensional figure. Join expert fitters and designers Joe Vecchiarelli and Nick Coman in this day long draping experience, as you work on your own dress form to create your personal bodice VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Wednesday 9/11/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

From embroidery machine master, Martha Pullen Company's own Alicia Welcher, comes another fabulous sew and embroider extravaganza. This year, she takes a field trip to the beach and has created a collection of beach-friendly projects - created in the sewing and embroidery studio. One or two are VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Wednesday 9/11/19
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...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Wednesday 9/11/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X

Learn more about using a serger, including how to get creative with a variety of threads, and have some fun creating a custom garment. You’ll leave with a flattering, easy-to-wear jacket. Finished. You’ll probably wear it out of class!

The Kennewick Jacket you will VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Wednesday 9/11/19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB305X, MDB365X

From serger machine master, Martha Pullen Company's own Kathy McMakin, comes another fabulous serger extravaganza. This year, she takes a field trip to the beach and has created a collection of beach-friendly projects - created on the serger. One or two are destined to become your new favorites, VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/12/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X

Have you been curious about how to use heavy threads in the bobbin case of your machine, but just weren’t sure how to do it? Cindy is a master at the technique of bobbin work and will share all the tips and fool-proof methods she uses, so you can become a master, too. Any type of work, whet VIEW MORE...

Marty Moon
Thursday 9/12/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

Are you a new quilter, a self-taught adventurer or a quilter wanna-be? This is THE class to help you get started (or clear up the mysteries you’ve discovered). Learn the special language of quilting, and you’ll find reading patterns and books so much easier to understand! Lots of tim VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 9/12/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21

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...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/12/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6X

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
Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/12/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
OK, we all love to fondle these yummy fabrics ….. but just how on earth do we sew them? Well, time to get your hand on experience with the guidance of someone who has made many --- and has collected all the easiest, best methods for you to use. She’s even come up with a way to keep th VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Thursday 9/12/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
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
Betty Mitchell
Thursday 9/12/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

Betty really never makes the same design twice, although she uses the same basic pattern many, many times. Use the serger to create a notebook of samples, including techniques for necklines, curved and straight hems, lower side slits for movement, cuffs and a collection of decorative accents. Yo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/12/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
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
Diane Murphy
Thursday 9/12/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
Learning how to execute perfect miters to professionally finish the corners of your home décor, garment and quilting projects. In this technique workbook class, you’ll learn mitered corners with and without linings, mitered banding, mitered borders, reverse miters, asymmetrical mit VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/12/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

The first thing you do when you get your body or dress form is to create your personal sloper – the pattern that’s not fashion, but fits you to a tee. But what then? Learn all the ways you’ll be using your form at home, from testing original and purchased designs for visual in VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/12/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4

Well, that’s the truth! Problem solving tricks abound in this class dedicated to clothes we love to wear as opposed to those that look best on the hanger. Discover to how to "fix" gaping necklines (besides taking in the sides, darts or shoulders), how to add elastic that doesn't gather th VIEW MORE...

Nick Coman
Thursday 9/12/19
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...
Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/12/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

Gather tricks for everything from how to make an invisible zipper installation look near flawless, and how to make most any zipper invisible (without the hand work) to how easy it is to create a perfect double welt pocket on most any garment (all sewing from the inside). And then even more &hell VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/12/19
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
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/12/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20

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...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/12/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B22X

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
Thursday 9/12/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C40X
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...
Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/12/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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...

Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/12/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

Cindy has long been known for her beautiful binding techniques. See Cindy actually cut and piece strips together, start and end the binding and stitch it on, so you will be able to construct amazing bindings, too. People have said her methods are the easiest and best out there. Join us, collect VIEW MORE...

Alicia Werner
Thursday 9/12/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

All your zipper questions will be answered in this informative class. Have you ever wondered about the differences between a molded tooth or coil tooth zipper? Which is better plastic or metal? What kind of zipper is best for my project? What does the #3 or #5 mean? All your zipper questions will VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/12/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36
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...
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/12/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY
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...
Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/12/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY
Make it as a three piece, six-paneled purse suitable for a bridal accent, an any-occasion accessory or part of that Renaissance recreation, depending on the fabrics you choose. The acorn-shaped pattern, detailed accents, edgings, buttonholes (for ribbon closure) and tassel detail are all stitc VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Diane Murphy
Thursday 9/12/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY
This great little bag is fun to wear and easy as pie to make. And of course, if zippers have intimidated you at any point, you will quickly become their master during class. Combine machine quilting techniques with multiple zipper insertions to create three separate compartments in your bag. T VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 9/12/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
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
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/12/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

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
Betty Mitchell
Thursday 9/12/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

This little roll-up will hold all of your class essentials, and what’s more, it’s fun to make! Explore built-in decorative stitches, create pockets for all your smallest pieces and upper pockets which easily accommodate scissors and cutters. All of your class essentials will travel VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/12/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

If you’re baffled by how to create fitted sequined garments without darts, or what Joe uses to create inner support for the sheerest of fabrics, clear up the mystery! Join Joe as he shares the inner secrets of creating Hollywood glamour – from plunging necklines which never reveal to VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/12/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
Discover 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, the techniques Connie shares include decorative bias on sleeves and neck edges, pin stitching, puffing, piping, plackets, VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/12/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
Pattern, fit, fabric and technique. Kathy has the answers and YEARS of hands-on experience developing a system for creating perfect pants. Using selected models from the class, she’ll demonstrate how to measure and adjust the crotch curve, change the leg style to suit the silhouette and show h VIEW MORE...
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/12/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52

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

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 9/12/19
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D56XY
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...
Kaye Koler
Thursday 9/12/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
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...
Nick Coman
Thursday 9/12/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

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

Karen Benke
Thursday 9/12/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68
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...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/12/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F84X, G100

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
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/12/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F86X, G102

Want a cool project you can finish completely in class? This is it! Create butterfly wings in the hoop, then add an easy separating zipper to your jacket. Hoop the shirt and add the rest of the butterfly with the wings you just made. Voila! You’ll walk out of class wearing a fun, finished VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nancy Brandt
Thursday 9/12/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105

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, September 13, 2019
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/13/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H115X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 9/13/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 9/13/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H118X

Zippers and handles! Oh so sweet! Perfect for giving as gifts or enjoying them yourself. Make a large makeup bag with an easy dimensional flower using cork fabric and a name badge purse with a pen holder too. You just won’t believe how easy these are—all sewn in the hoop! Fun! Designs VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Diane Murphy
Friday 9/13/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135
A great quilt needs a great finish. So do pillows. All your projects, actually, rest on their finishings. Get your hands on the products and materials, the feet and techniques that make your projects sizzle with that little extra touch at the end. Make perfect scalloped binding, smocked inserts, per VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 9/13/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

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
Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/13/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

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...

Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 9/13/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

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
Connie Palmer
Friday 9/13/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

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...

Jim Suzio
Friday 9/13/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
One of the best garments to show off your sewing skills is the classic dress shirt. However, with its many pieces, details, and top-stitching, it can be frustrating and very intimidating for new-bees as well as seasoned sewers. We'll discuss short cuts and techniques that will not only simplify c VIEW MORE...
Karen Benke
Friday 9/13/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114
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...
Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/13/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

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

Nick Coman
Friday 9/13/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

We’re all attracted to colors, but often don’t know how to use them to achieve the look and feel we’re after. Let Nick help you sort it all out – starting with the color system graphic artists, fabric dyers, printers and watercolor artists use to get those wonderful, heart VIEW MORE...

Alicia Werner
Friday 9/13/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

Get the most out of your scraps by turning them into useful bags! These fun little bags can be made from rectangles, triangles, circles or even half circles. Finish them off by using zippers you have on hand and like magic you’ve turned scraps into treasure.

 VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Friday 9/13/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

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...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/13/19
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 VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/13/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J133

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...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 9/13/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J134X

Make a blanket for your favorite child with an adorable teddy bear face and a squeaker inside. Your large and snuggly piece of polar fleece showcases the teddy embroidery and is finished with a waffle edge stitch. The best part: you’ll finish in class! Take home the design, so you can make VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/13/19
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X
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...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/13/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

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...

Rhonda Pierce
Friday 9/13/19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
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...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/13/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K148, L164XY

Take your next garment, tote, pillow or quilt to new heights with fabric that’s not entirely flat. Using just a needle and thread, experience the fun and creativity fabric manipulation techniques offer. It’s like magic, really! Discover a range of textured effects, including Canadian VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/13/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

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
Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/13/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

Small touches -- like this cleverly designed pillow cover – keep the seasons fresh inside your home as mother nature handles the out-of-doors. Created with a versatile neutral linen/cotton blend fabric, the 18-inch square pillow cover provides a quick-change pallet for an outer wrap and dri VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 9/13/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY
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
Karen Benke
Friday 9/13/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY
Focus on fussy cutting fabric, mitered borders and adding a zipper to a pillow back, all skills learned as you complete your travel pillow in class. These are the techniques which will transfer easily to any number of future projects, making your quilt life easier and more satisfying. Bonus: a tr VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 9/13/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
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
Diane Murphy
Friday 9/13/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY
From Pam Damour's newest book, Power Serge, experience a series of functional and beautiful techniques on the serger. Chosen for their popularity and versatility, Pam’s collection includes double piping, pintucks, zipper insertions, ruffles, pleats and more. Plus a trunk show to VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 9/13/19
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Every time Betty looks through a catalog for inspiration, she finds she's attracted to garments with scallop detail. And what better way to make uniform scallops on your own garments (and other projects) than with a ruler designed just for that! Join the fun as you construct a notebook of sampl VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 9/13/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

Get a chance to go "behind the ropes" of our runway display to see Jim’s celebrity garment recreations up close and personal. Explore some of the tricks Jim used to re-create memorable movie-moment garments such as those worn by Halle Berry and Marilyn Monroe, the never before seen ‘ VIEW MORE...

Barb Callahan
Friday 9/13/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
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...
Connie Palmer
Friday 9/13/19
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

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...

Jim Suzio
Friday 9/13/19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
In our hectic lives, many of us find it hard at times to dedicate time to our fashion sewing (more so if you're on the road teaching it!). Needless to say, any shortcuts that help with time as well as improve our sewing skills are greatly beneficial to the end product. In class, we'll discover un VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/13/19
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...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/13/19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N196X, P212

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 9/13/19
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 9/13/19
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...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/13/19
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
N203X
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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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 9/14/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X

Step up your cosplay game with learning to build armor! Learn all about EVA foam and thermoplastic basics, layering techniques, and how to paint your masterpieces. Top it off by seeing just how to attach your armor to your cloth costumes for perfect cosplay action.

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Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Saturday 9/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246
Well, the day has come when you decide to pass along Grandmother's prized pearls. While you have a plain box to put them in, you want for something "more." What better way than to make one yourself! An "in the hoop" embroidery design that will make that heirloom even more special. Create a ful VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Saturday 9/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

Some feet new and some feet old,
Some sew stars and some sew cars.
O what a lot of feet there are!
It’s a class like no other and you’ll be able to experience the fun you can have with your feet…sewing feet that is. Marsha loves to have fun as she shares VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 9/14/19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q232X
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 9/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
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
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 9/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
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
Jill McCloy
Saturday 9/14/19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

This lovely pin cushion may be small in size, but it’s big on techniques. Delicate pin tucks bracket a beautiful project featuring wing needle lace joining, puffing, entredeux stitching, dainty silk ribbon floral embroidery, a sweet cross stitch border and scallop stitched hems. Add a bit VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 9/14/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

The first thing you do when you get your body or dress form is to create your personal sloper – the pattern that’s not fashion, but fits you to a tee. But what then? Learn all the ways you’ll be using your form at home, from testing original and purchased designs for visual in VIEW MORE...

Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 9/14/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

Cindy has always loved adding dimension to her garments and wallhangings. Learn all her secrets for easy and unexpected ways to make your work stand out above the rest. Explore ways to use thicker threads like 12 weight, how to twist nubby threads together and couch them on, create dimensional p VIEW MORE...

Alicia Werner
Saturday 9/14/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

All your zipper questions will be answered in this informative class. Have you ever wondered about the differences between a molded tooth or coil tooth zipper? Which is better plastic or metal? What kind of zipper is best for my project? What does the #3 or #5 mean? All your zipper questions will VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Saturday 9/14/19
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229

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

Connie Palmer
Saturday 9/14/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

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...

Rhonda Pierce
Saturday 9/14/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
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
Saturday 9/14/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

Frustrated with making pants? The back of the pant seems to be the major issue in fit. Wrinkles under the buttocks and diagonal wrinkles from the side hip down to the knee indicate a problem with the cut/shape of the pant back. Accurate pant fitting involves straightforward measurements, of cours VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 9/14/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244

“I just don’t have enough hours in the day!” How many times have you said this when talking about your project backlog? When you adopt Cheryl’s best time and project management tips, you’ll find more time to do what you love. Make time for your sewing as you learn VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Saturday 9/14/19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
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...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 9/14/19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R248X
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 9/14/19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S260X

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...

Betty Mitchell
Saturday 9/14/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
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...
Jill McCloy
Saturday 9/14/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
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...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 9/14/19
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

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...

Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Saturday 9/14/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

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
Barbara Moore
Saturday 9/14/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

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 9/14/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

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 9/14/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
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
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 9/14/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
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
Saturday 9/14/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

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 9/14/19
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
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...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 9/14/19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T273X
No, it’s not a violent act! ‘Stoning’ refers to adding crystals -- Swarovski and glass -- to a garment. Think Dancing with The Stars, Hollywood, Bollywood, costumes for skating competitions, etc. Compare and contrast different types of crystals as you discuss color, appearance, num VIEW MORE...
Jill McCloy
Saturday 9/14/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274

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...

Lorraine Henry
Saturday 9/14/19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275
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...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 9/14/19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T276X

There’s no need to spend a lot on a pair of designer jeans at a fancy store when you can embellish your own! Just bring a plain pair (that fits) to class, and go home with a one-of-a-kind, awesome pair of gorgeous jeans…blinged to the max! We’ll transfer a couple of images, ad VIEW MORE...

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


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