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Thursday
10:30
 
Your Fitting Questions "Free-for-all"
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
11:15 Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
1:00
Strip, Stitch and Trim
Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
1:45 Koala Sewing Studios
Leo B. Argueta of Quilter's Stash

Friday
11:15
Building Kaleidoscopes
Linda McGehee of Ghee's
1:00 Your Fitting Questions "Free-for-all"
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
1:45 The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
2:30 Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
3:15
Koala Sewing Studios
Leo B. Argueta of Quilter's Stash
 
Saturday
11:15 Sewing Gifts for Children
Linda Davis of Sew It Up
1:00
Style Makeover
Barb Callahan of Barb's Originals
1:45 Koala Sewing Studios
Leo B. Argueta of Quilter's Stash
2:30 I'm a Sewer not a Quilter, Why do I need Templates and Rulers?
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
  
Baby, Oh Baby!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Got a baby in your life or one on the way? Of course you want to make some cute little gifts but you're short on time. Come see some quick and easy projects that every baby needs and every new mom will appreciate! Learn how to cut down on the cutting time (and even do assembly-line style) so you can whip these out fast.

Building Kaleidoscopes
Linda McGehee of Ghee’s
As a child, it was fun to play with kaleidoscopes and watch the different designs evolve. A twist of the wrist and the design was gone forever! Today, it is easy to create kaleidoscopes with photography or drawings. Using different template shapes, you’ll marvel at the works of art that can be created to print on fabric or paper. Use the kaleidoscope as a base for further thread embellishment, build a project with the kaleidoscope as a focal point, or piece it into a block for a quilted project. This could be another creative addiction!

Fussy Cutting Without the Fussing!
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
Fussy cutting is the art of cutting a design so it is perfectly centered. Learn to fussy cut squares, rectangles, diamonds, circles and other shapes. See how easy it is to perfectly center beautiful focal fabrics and embroidery designs. Get those frogs and dogs and bears and toads in the perfect spot on quilts, garments and accessories.

Koala Sewing Studios
Leo B. Argueta of Quilter’s Stash
Koala, American made sewing furniture custom built for you, from the height and color to the storage and surface areas, each Koala Studio is more than a home for your machine. It’s a reflection of you. Koala Studios are a leading brand of sewing furniture and sold exclusively through the best sewing, quilting, and embroidery retailers. Your studio is where you create and we’d love to create a studio just for you!

I’m a Sewer, not a Quilter. Why do I need Templates and Rulers?
Linda Winner of Martelli Enterprises
If you quilt, you know how to use templates and rulers to achieve perfect results. But if you sew things other than quilts – not so much. Come see how templates and rulers provide accuracy, speed the cutting process, allow for assembly line cutting and sewing and let you cut multiple layers faster and better. When Linda shows you how to sew great projects with templates and rulers, you’ll know why you should add these tools to your sewing tool box.

Sewing Gifts for Children
Linda Davis of Sew It Up
What is more fun than making something for a child? We will share a selection of patterns and projects that will make the perfect gift for girls or boys. Best of all you can sew them just in time for the holidays.

Strip, Stitch, Trim
Jean Ann Wright of Jean Ann Quilts
Join the strip piecing revolution by using Creative Grids® trimming rulers. With Jean Ann’s no-math, no-measure methods, you’ll make your favorite log cabin, pineapple and hexagon strip pieced blocks easily, accurately and in half the time.

Style Makeover
Barb Callahan of Barb Originals
Come see a style transformation right before your very eyes. Attend our Style Makeover event during the Expo, and you could participate in an unforgettable opportunity to refresh your look! One of the lucky attendees will be chosen to work with one of our talented Expo designers to create a whole new, flattering look with style, color and panache. See the “before” and the fabulous “after” and learn how to create a new look for yourself this season.

Do YOU want to be part of the Style Makeover?
Do you want to update your look? Step out in style this season? Well you can! Our designer will work with you to find the most flattering styles, colors, fabrics and details to make a whole “new” you. If chosen, you will receive an Expo Shopping Spree certificate so you can start creating your new fashion trend right away. If you would like to become part of the Style Makeover, be sure to attend this unforgettable event at the Expo!

The Care and Feeding of Quilts
Marty Moon of Early Times Workshop
Often owners of quilts do not appreciate what they have and have no idea how best to care for them. This presentation will cover laundering, displaying, folding, storing, and more to best preserve these valuable textiles.

Your Fitting Questions “Free-for-all”
Lorraine Henry for Conselle
What do you have as your biggest fitting frustration? This is an opportunity to ask specific questions that may not be talked about in classes. Bring any questions you have! Others will probably have similar problems so all will learn from whatever we discuss.