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Thursday, July 15, 2021
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 7/15/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

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
Michele Gillombardo
Thursday 7/15/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21
This monogrammed pillow is sure to be a great addition to any home decor! Make one for yourself or make one to give as a gift to a dear friend. In this class you will learn how to work with hard to hoop fabrics and how to properly stabilize them to get flawless embroidery results. Learn how to VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Thursday 7/15/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

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. The VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 7/15/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

Learn unique fabric manipulations that will make your next quilt or garment sing with treasured and timeless heirloom techniques. Whether you are pleating, gathering, or pintucking these eye-popping details will add an element of contrast and dynamic surface effects to your next distinctive proje VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 7/15/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Are you looking for a creative way to use a stack of 10-inch squares? Often referred to as Layer Cakes (yum, yum), we often wish there was some icing to go along with them, right? 32 squares (plus some light background fabric) will make this Big Block Hexagon quilt. We cut our hexagons – an VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 7/15/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25
The goal: to become confident about choosing and executing quilting motifs which enhance the piecing on a quilt. Sometimes background fillers are the best answer, since they can elevate a quilt, giving it that little extra. Explore how to select, draw and stitch many background fillers, some based VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 7/15/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

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

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Roundtrip from North Olmsted
Thursday 7/15/21
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Leave the driving to us! Ride the Expo Bus from North Olmsted to the Expo in Akron on Thursday, July 15th. The cost includes the bus fee, general admission, class voucher and an Expo shopping bag. (Class voucher to be redeemed at the Expo. Voucher is valued at 1 se VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Thursday 7/15/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

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

Kathy McMakin
Thursday 7/15/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2
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...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 7/15/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4

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...

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 7/15/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

Making and finishing a project is always fun and after 40 years of sewing, Connie has figured out more than a few shortcuts and helpful methods for making things easier and faster. Discover invaluable techniques as she shares her best-loved tricks for finishing your projects. You will take that l VIEW MORE...

Wendi Owens
Thursday 7/15/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

T-shirt quilts are so popular and will always be in demand, but for some, the process can seem a bit daunting. Let Wendi guide you through the pros and cons of all the possible interfacings, how to cut the t-shirts to get the most out of them, tips and tricks on how to work with the dreaded mesh VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 7/15/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19
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...
Rae Cumbie
Thursday 7/15/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B20X

Pants are worn everywhere in today’s business casual world. You can sew your own pants in the styles you choose that work for your daily activities and your special moments. Take a look at how a well-fitting pants base pattern can get you started designing and sewing the pants of your dream VIEW MORE...

Abby Riba
Thursday 7/15/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C33X
Looking your best starts with choosing the most flattering colors for you. We will begin with a discussion of color theory, how and why certain colors look good on you and then expand the discussion into complimentary colors and prints. With a better understanding of color, evaluate your current war VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 7/15/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C35X

There are three different methods of pattern alteration one may use - the original slash and spread, the pivot and slide which was more accurate in many cases, and now the "new" seam method which was developed off the pivot and slide but is much more "user friendly". It has produced many "Ah-ha" VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 7/15/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C38X
There is no easier or precise way to insert a zipper into your project than by using an embroidery machine! It also makes creating projects using vinyl a snap! Come join us and create this zippered bag with a vinyl window and see how easy it is to complete the entire bag in one machine embroidery ho VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 7/15/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

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...

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 7/15/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C36, D52XY

Learning the differences between all of the stabilizers can open up a world of possibility, and allow you to choose confidently whenever you have a project in mind. But, as Michelle knows, it can be a bit overwhelming. So, she’s going to share the best secret weapon in her creative stitchi VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Michele Gillombardo
Thursday 7/15/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY
Completely created in the hoop, this Kimberbell embroidered clutch is fully lined. Finishing 6 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches this is perfect for small tablets, cell phones or taking supplies to and from class. The techniques include raw edge appliqué, inserting a zipper in the hoop and working from VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 7/15/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

Have you ever found yourself digging around in the trash looking for a sewing project? Probably not! But for some reason, Connie did just that and has come up with a great way to upcycle an empty candy or cookie bag. After you have carefully opened your candy or cookie bag (see Student Supply Lis VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 7/15/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
Urban Garden is one of Nelly’s newest modern designs. The inspiration comes from empty walls of buildings, high and low, that are being transformed into beautiful hanging gardens all throughout the world to help combat pollution. Learn some of the tricks to strip piece this modern quilt using VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 7/15/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

Try your hand at stitching 4 Patch Diamonds and setting them with a bold and beautiful single print diamond. There are NO set-in seams or funky templates. All are rotary cut using a standard acrylic ruler with a 60-degree marked line. The option of making a variety of sizes will appeal to everyon VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 7/15/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
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...
Registration Full
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 7/15/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

This simple ruler can add so much variety and speed to your projects...use it to quickly decorate a jacket, make a table runner, a tree skirt or just piece 150 pieces of fabric in an hour. You will love the potential and the outcome.

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 7/15/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

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 secrets of the trade to tame even the most challenging of fabri VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 7/15/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D51XY

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
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 7/15/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D54XY
In-the-hoop machine embroidered projects are more popular than ever. In this class, we will be creating a collapsible knickknack tray that can be used for travel or in your home. When not in use, it collapses to almost nothing so that it can be easily stored. When in use, it provides tons of space f VIEW MORE...
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Abby Riba
Thursday 7/15/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
Let’s talk about why commercial patterns don’t fit and what we can do about it. First, we will start with proper body measurements and then apply those measurement to the pattern. We will discuss what to alter, which order to alter, ease, and making a muslin to test fit. Once you have th VIEW MORE...
Julie Luoma
Thursday 7/15/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
You’ve finished piecing your quilt top and now it’s time for the borders. If you find yourself avoiding this step, let Julie inspire you with simple yet exotic borders that will perfectly frame your beautiful work. The best part is that these quilt borders are created using simple shapes VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 7/15/21
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 resulting VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 7/15/21
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F86XX
Stitch up this quick and easy in-the-hoop roll-up organizer featuring piecing and quilting, right in the embroidery hoop, to create four pockets perfect for storing your favorite sewing notions, make up brushes, markers, and more. Ideal for taking along to class or on vacation. This is a great class VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Thursday 7/15/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F87X, G103

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...

Registration Full
 
Friday, July 16, 2021
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 7/16/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X

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...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 7/16/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H115X
We all have garments in our wardrobe that fit well and feel fabulous when worn. Wouldn’t it be great if you could take a pattern from those same finished garments and create a whole new wardrobe of styles inspired by your favorite looks? Kathy will guide you through the process of taking a 3-d VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 7/16/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H116X, J132
Cheryl's done it again with even more textures you can add to your cosplay, garments, or quilts by hand! Learn more smocking, tucking and pleating techniques. Plus, you will be introduced to the rouleau technique which will allow you to add that extra special something to any of your projects. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Michele Gillombardo
Friday 7/16/21
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
H117X, J133, K149, L165XY
Join Michele for a fun filled day of creativity and embroidery! You’ll make three peachy-keen projects from Kimberbell that are perfect to use for a gathering with family and friends on a warm summer evening. Stabilize, hoop and embroider the “Sweet Stash” Roll-up Bag, Pink Ro VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Friday 7/16/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134
Did you know that you can create 3-D projects in-the-hoop of your embroidery machine? It is quick, easy and fun to make in-the-hoop projects. You are in good hands with Michelle as your guide since she is a National Freelance Educator for Sulky of America. She will share her best stabilizer hacks an VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Friday 7/16/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135
If you’re ready to move to the next level in free-motion quilting, this is the perfect time to do so! Learn to draw and stitch easy feathers of various shapes, and size them to fit in different shapes — just like you would have to do in a quilt, all using minimal marking. Practice your f VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 7/16/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
“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
Debby Kratovil
Friday 7/16/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

Recreate this vintage quilt using NO templates and your rotary cutter and ruler. 45-degree diamonds and simple half-square triangles swirl around a center as swallows might in the air. No y-seams make this doable for just about any quilter (who can sew with an accurate 1/4-inch seam).  VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 7/16/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

Ready to take your serging skills beyond the basics? Come join serger expert, Alicia Welcher, for a few hours as she shares her best methods for perfecting techniques such as serging in the round, attaching elastic for waistbands, beautifully pointed corners, serging knits like a pro and many mor VIEW MORE...

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Abby Riba
Friday 7/16/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
It happens to all of us. You make a perfectly fitting garment only to gain, or better yet, lose a few pounds and find that the garment is now uncomfortable to wear. Or you lovingly make a child’s garment and discover they have grown! What if there were a way that you could construct garments t VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Friday 7/16/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

Make knit garments that look great, feel fabulous and fit just the way you like. Take a look at all the new fashion knits available to DIY stitchers and consider what styles work best for each fabric. Consider a few fitting tricks that will make your knit creations hug your curves in comfortable VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Friday 7/16/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

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

Lorraine Henry
Friday 7/16/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

If you have struggled with fitting the bust and back, you are not alone. There are a myriad of measurements to be taken and once that is accomplished what do you do with all those numbers? What are the measurement requirements for each area? What is the difference between a rounded back and a dow VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 7/16/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X
Demystify the intricacies of corset making. Learn the differences between the various corset types from under bust to over bust and undergarment to fashion. You'll learn the various materials needed to tackle your next corset project. Great for cosplay, couture, fashion, and historical re-enact VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Friday 7/16/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

Try a new shape for your DIY jackets and tops. The square armhole designs of Fit for Art Patterns’ Tabula Rasa line are just what you need to sew creative, comfortable clothing that flatters and fits. In this trunk show, see how easily these woven and knit designs are to fit and construct w VIEW MORE...

Julie Luoma
Friday 7/16/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
AnglePlay templates are incredibly easy to use, freeing you to be truly creative. Learn the art of choosing fabric to create out of this world designs. No paper piecing and truly easy enough for any level, yet the potential layouts fascinate even the most experienced quilters. Julie will take VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 7/16/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K148, L164XY

Here’s your opportunity to expand your hand piecing skills with 3-Dimensional fabric techniques. Create a garden inspired mini quilt with folded fabric hexagons (our flowers), yo-yos (made from fabric circles), prairie points (from folded squares) and even bias binding for flower stems! Eac VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 7/16/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

Connie has done it again! She has a way of coming up with cute projects and then taking away all the road bumps for smooth sailing in the classroom. Make this useful zipper bag complete with pretty, custom embroidery, iron-on vinyl and did I mention the zipper is two-way? It’s a great littl VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Friday 7/16/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY
Modern Hexies is a fresh, innovative twist on traditional English paper piecing. In this class Kaye will show you how Modern Hexies get their foundation, but we will bring them into a modern setting by switching things up. Instead of joining the hexies to one another by hand, they are laid out in a VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Friday 7/16/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

Learn the easy steps to fusible applique while you enjoy the humor of these chicks with their hats. Applique can easily be enlarged and reduced and is quick and easy with fusible web and an applique pressing sheet. Learn the process and how to finish this 15 x 27-inch wall hanging.

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Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Friday 7/16/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
Sunset #19 is beautiful in its simplicity and is easily created with half-triangle-squares. These shapes are very versatile and the possibilities are endless. However, sewing them together is harder than it looks. Let Nelly show you several ways to make them and then how to sew them together to get VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 7/16/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Don't you love a bag or project pouch that you can see-through! Make a small and large version of this bag using vinyl. These zippered, see-through, "I can't have enough of these" pouches are such fun to serge while learning to work with vinyl, insert zippers and box bottoms and tops!

&n VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 7/16/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

Curious about all of those wonderful serger feet? Come learn how to use the most popular feet available for today’s sergers. Discover how the various feet can help you insert flawless piping and zippers, create fully adjustable gathers, use flatlocking for function and form and turn fishin VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 7/16/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

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...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 7/16/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

Just as figures have different shapes, the pants to fit each figure may also need to be a different shape. Flat buttocks need less curvature built into the shape of the pattern back. More rounded buttocks need more curvature built into the pattern. Learn how to use a Flex Curve to determine what VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Friday 7/16/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
Ever wonder how all of those beautiful serged edges and other decorative elements are created? Come learn how easy it is to embellish fabrics with your serger! We will cover all sorts of serger stitches, including flatlock, rolled hems, wide and narrow overlocks and even a bit of cover stitch. Learn VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 7/16/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

“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...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 7/16/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

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

Hands on Workshop
Wendi Owens
Friday 7/16/21
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N195XX

Toss out the old notion of using graph paper, rulers, pencils and MATH to design a quilt. Electric Quilt 8 makes designing a quilt fast, easy and fun! Choose horizontal quilts with plain squares, or an intricate custom quilt with blocks of all different sizes. The quilt options are endless. Bri VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 7/16/21
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 o VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 7/17/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X

Once you get a pattern that fits, you can use it to make almost anything. Kathy will teach you easy ways to fit your shoulder bust and arms and then learn her wax paper techniques to copy details from finished garments and add them to your pattern. Learn how to change necklines, hemlines and slee VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 7/17/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q227X, R243
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
Michele Gillombardo
Saturday 7/17/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229X, R245
“Sparkle Like You Mean It” with glowing fairy lights, applique glitter, and embroidery leather! If you have never worked with these items in your projects now is a great time to get hands-on experience. This design is bright and beautiful on a chambray tote, with colorful applique blosso VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 7/17/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230X

Many times, these adorable bodysuits are the first thing to come to mind when a machine embroiderer wants to foray into embroidery on knits. Then comes the excitement of bringing one (or more) home and getting ready to embroider – almost always followed by “Oh my! How am I going to do VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 7/17/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

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

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 7/17/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
Start your quilting experience on the right foot --- with Debby’s liberating, beyond-straight-lines, feed-dogs-down process. You’ll enjoy her simple methods for taking your stitches beyond beginners’ meanders and loops. In the dozen years she’s been teaching beginning machine VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Saturday 7/17/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
Sunrise in The Smokies creates a lovely display of color and shape in this simple yet elegant modern design. Using a roll of 2.5-inch-wide fabric strips, some white fabric and a few piecing tricks you will be able to stitch your very own sunrise. Nelly will share her process for playing with co VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 7/17/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
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...
Connie Palmer
Saturday 7/17/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

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

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 7/17/21
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Q228, R244

Learn easy EVA Foam tricks to make shoulder armor for your next cosplay! You'll learn how to apply sewing pattern ideas to your piece as well as easy to do articulation methods. Get creative with advanced foam cutting and decorating techniques and even learn ways to disguise seams. These techniqu VIEW MORE...

Rae Cumbie
Saturday 7/17/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

Whether you want closures that are minimal and virtually invisible or decorative openings that make a statement, this trunk show will get you thinking creatively about this essential element of garment sewing. Consider how and where your closures will be incorporated into your designs and what so VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 7/17/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 7/17/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R246X

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

Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 7/17/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257

Take your costuming for cosplay hobby to the next level by learning even more cosplay strategies 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 suggestion VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 7/17/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

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...

Abby Riba
Saturday 7/17/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
If you are thinking about starting or recently started a sewing business, you don’t want to miss this class. There are many important things to consider when you go into business for yourself and Abby will highlight some questions that you may not have thought about but are critical for busine VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Saturday 7/17/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S260, T276X

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...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 7/17/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X
Stitch up a super cute in-the-hoop needle notebook that will keep all your needles well organized. This adorable roll-up case features see-through pockets “sew” you can find your sewing, quilting, embroidery and serger needles at a glance. Discover how quick and easy it is to create proj VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 7/17/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

You’ve seen those lovely monogrammed and embroidered towels in the latest home magazines. Can you really create that for yourself? Join Barbara to learn all the best practices to choosing the correct stabilizer as well as hooping techniques for beautiful embroidery on towels and terry fabri VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 7/17/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

Quick, easy and accurate piecing all made possible using easy piecing grid. Use 1-inch size grid for a delightful pincushion with a scrap catcher attached. Keep it next to your sewing machine to catch the threads and trimmings and keep your pins handy, too. You’ll have so much fun you&rsquo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Julie Luoma
Saturday 7/17/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
Reverse applique done on a sewing machine is quick and easy. Join Julie for a relaxing and fun time as you experience for yourself the ease of finishing your amazingly simple yet interesting reverse applique project. In class, you choose the fabric and a unique template to complete your very own pr VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Wendi Owens
Saturday 7/17/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

It's time to get that walking foot out of the ditch, take it for a drive and see what that baby can really do! Wendi will take you on a journey of Walking Foot quilting techniques that will leave its mark, literally, on all your quilts, big or small. Learn how to create beautiful, modern quilted VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 7/17/21
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...

Registration Full
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 7/17/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
Details always make the difference! From easy tricks for the smallest of garments, to creating perfect collars, added piping, pintucks, folded tucks, puffing, spaghetti bias, rick rack, covered buttons, pearl buttons and other embellishments….. you’ll explore dozens of wa VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 7/17/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274

Because the steps are the opposite of what you traditionally do in sewing, some feel like they can't conquer paper piecing. That is simply a myth! Easy steps and a little instruction allow anyone to experience not only paper piecing success but paper piecing joy! Skeptics are welcome on this "han VIEW MORE...

Rae Cumbie
Saturday 7/17/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

Perk up your wardrobe or designs and make new creations extra special with modern embellishments presented in this colorful trunk show. See techniques that create a picture, equalize or manipulate fabric, solve a hiccup or add another level of visual and textural interest. Decorate garments insid VIEW MORE...

General Admission
$8.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00
Project Pouch
$5.00
Refund Policy: General admission, class and product tickets for Original Sewing & Quilt Expo are non-refundable. Please send someone in your place if you are unable to attend. If the event cannot occur on the scheduled dates, then a credit for a future event will be issued.
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