Cleveland, OH

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 4/12/23
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 fitter and designer Joe Vecchiarelli in this day long draping experience, as you work on your own dress form to create your personal bodice sloper -- your bo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Wednesday 4/12/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X

Planning a new adventure? Or just dreaming of planning one? Let us help you to get ready to go! During this full-day class, we will be embroidering several travel items – a couple of leather luggage tags, a cosmetic bag/dopp kit and a straw sun visor. We will also create your choice of a fa VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michele Gillombardo
Wednesday 4/12/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X

We all need a Spoonful of Sunshine this time of year! At this NEW Kimberbell event you will learn fresh techniques while creating three projects, an Unbe"leaf"able Mini Wreath, “Lick the Spoon” Apron, and “It's a Snap” Tea Towel. You will stitch on a variety VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Catherine Redford
Wednesday 4/12/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB305X, MDB365X

Who says quilting has to be done on a longarm? Learn how to finish your quilts on your domestic sewing machine while enjoying all the control your walking foot has to offer. We will cover the preparation basics to get you started, then you will make several stitched samples with different quiltin VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Wednesday 4/12/23
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB306X, MDB366X

Eric has always loved the 3-dimensional effect Libby achieved with her free motion stitching. He brought her directions up to date using some of the new Sulky metallic threads and improved stabilizers. What a fantastic way to experiment with various threads and stabilizers that you might have nev VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Catherine Redford
Thursday 4/13/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 1X, B17

Folk Art Embroidery is gaining popularity among sewers of all ages. Learn this relaxing and portable art form by applying some basic hand embroidery stitches to a specially designed pre-printed sampler. Catherine will show you some novel embellishment techniques that add to the fun. Learn Catheri VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 4/13/23
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X

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 kn VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 4/13/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 4 X, B20

Hands down, the two most popular projects for those new to machine embroidery are t-shirts and towels. Learn the proper way to stabilize these unusual fabrics, hooping techniques for those hard-to-hoop items and how to choose the right embroidery designs for your project. Join us to see how easy VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michele Gillombardo
Thursday 4/13/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21

Create a trendy and fun notebook cover with this reverse applique design! CORK is the new “fabric” to embroider on and embellish with! Try it for yourself on this specially designed notebook cover by OESD. Join in on the fun while learning tips and tricks to help you embroider on cork VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jaymi Horne
Thursday 4/13/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Foundation Paper Piecing does not have to be the tedious, exacting method that it is sometimes made out to be. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced Paper Piecer, this class is for you! Learn how to piece quickly, without pre-cutting or using any special tools. You will learn how to organize VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 4/13/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

Nelly will help us explore techniques for machine quilting and the crucial details needed to take the stress out of free-motion quilting. Become familiar with many machine quilting techniques including free form quilting and stencil derived quilting. Get educated on batting, what kinds there are, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 4/13/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Join Donelle for a 'Play Date' using templates for quilting. No free motion or template quilting experience needed. Donelle will take you through the basics and then you will have the opportunity to 'play' with the templates to experience the ease of quilting with templates. She w VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Sue O'Very-Pruitt
Thursday 4/13/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

Keep your valuables safe in your closet under your clothing. Traditional safes are easy to spot and not portable. The hanger safe is neatly hidden under a jacket and thanks to the clever design, can even be placed under a low-cut blouse. The front is finished with five rolled hem pintucks, flat l VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Thursday 4/13/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

Are you new to sergers or curious about what they can do? In this hands-on class, you will learn a variety of serger techniques; quilt piecing, easy zipper insertion and even “crochet” lace! You will learn about the different types of serger stitches and when to use them, giving you a VIEW MORE...

Roundtrip from Mentor
Thursday 4/13/23
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM

Leave the driving to us! Ride the Expo Bus from Mentor to the Expo in Akron on Thursday, April 13th. 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 session VIEW MORE...

Eric Drexler
Thursday 4/13/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3
Unlock the mystery of stabilizing for all your sewing, quilting, serging and embroidery projects. Learning the differences between the various stabilizers can open a world of possibility and allow you to choose confidently whenever you have a project in mind. VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 4/13/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

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
Joyce Keske
Thursday 4/13/23
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X

Come learn to create and personalize this pieced mug rug all in-the-hoop on an embroidery machine. Piecing in-the-hoop is easy, precise and produces beautiful results! Use this instead of a coaster (or a napkin) to keep your tabletop dry and stylish! Make a set for yourself and more to give as gi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 4/13/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C33, D49, E65

Create the only pant pattern you’ll need for years to come! Measurements and visual keys are the foundation for creating your own custom pants pattern. Each member of the class will receive a visual fit chart on which Kathy will analyze and record the changes you’ll be making to your VIEW MORE...

Megan Sorn
Thursday 4/13/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

There are so many kinds of batting, how do you decide which one is right for you? Megan will teach you the 11 different types of Quilters Dream batting and their uses. See and feel the difference of the various lofts. You will learn how to choose the perfect batting for whatever type of quilt you VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 4/13/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

Seams. They are what bring our projects together. Seams are simple enough, fabric brought together with needle and thread. Is it really all that simple or could you improve upon your craft by using a not so obvious seam choice? Dive into the world of seams and discover benefits to moving away fro VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Tracey Sims
Thursday 4/13/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C36, D52XY

In this fun and interesting machine embroidery class, each student will create this gorgeous block which incorporates a variety of in-the-hoop techniques such as: applique, piecing, quilting with metallic thread and stitch embellishment. Tracey will show you the versatility of this one block and VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 4/13/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY

No more fear of curves!  See and learn one of Nelly’s favorite quiltmaking techniques – the one she uses to create curves without sewing any!  You’ll use it over and over as you assemble this tessellating design which is actually constructed using squares -- exclusivel VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nina McVeigh
Thursday 4/13/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

Create a quilted panel as you learn the basics of ruler work quilting. Quilting with rulers will help perfect free motion work by allowing exact repeatable designs. Discuss machine set up and ruler specifications. Learn how to stitch along the outside and the inside edge of a quilting ruler. Stit VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Thursday 4/13/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C40, D56, E72

Get your fill. . . of border stitches that is! No more under-quilted borders and sashing. Discover time saving tools and learn some quilting tips that will result in a professional look. Beginners or experienced quilters will benefit from these free motion exercises. As a bonus, you will get the VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Sue O'Very-Pruitt
Thursday 4/13/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C41, D57, E73

All the “extra’s” on this makes it more than just an apron. Learn how to construct this apron entirely on a serger. This apron includes a ton of serger tricks including a pocket with zipper detail, a towel loop, and nice long ties making it a versatile apron for all your sewing, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 4/13/23
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 their dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots VIEW MORE...

Catherine Redford
Thursday 4/13/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

A humorous, educational, and interactive lecture including a game with prizes! Catherine will take you on a trip around the globe with the quilts from her 2017 exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago and Houston. Learn how she found her inspiration, why she chose the stitches she u VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 4/13/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51

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...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Thursday 4/13/23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D53XY

Looking for a quick and easy gift you can make for your family and friends? This in-the-hoop paper pieced potholder is just what you’re looking for. With just a few clicks on your embroidery machine you can complete this simple but versatile project. Take it a step further by putting the pa VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 4/13/23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67

You have seen them in the best shops, online and in catalogs. Those dress shirts with smooth plackets, matching pockets, crisp collars, and unique detail finishes. These features are easier to duplicate than you might think! We will discuss fabric selection. Do you have to use woven fabrics or wo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 4/13/23
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 resulting VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Thursday 4/13/23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F84X, G100

Learn to create coordinating trims and accents for your projects by combining decorative stitches on the sewing machine and try out some exclusive techniques to add texture and style to this versatile basket. It’s the perfect size for holding thread, bobbins, clips, etc...and it makes a per VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
 
Friday, April 14, 2023
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Donelle McAdams
Friday 4/14/23
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H115X

Do you have questions about template quilting? Want to see projects in the making as well as fully completed? Do you desire to see how using templates with related supplies and notions can make your quilting job much easier? Donelle will explore all avenues and answer your questions. This interac VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Christine Conner
Friday 4/14/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H116X, J132

If you’ve ever wanted to quilt your own quilts with an edge-to-edge quilting design, this technique class is perfect for you! Join Christine Conner to learn the core technique from her groundbreaking book, "Edge-to-Edge Quilting on Your Embroidery Machine," which gives you long-ar VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Friday 4/14/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H117X, J133

Did you know you could quilt on vinyl using an embroidery machine? Who knew, right! In this class you will be learning how to create an inner credit card pocket and a zipper pocket for your wallet with no measuring required. When you are done in the hoop, finish with some topstitching on the sewi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Friday 4/14/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

Imagine a curvy quilt made entirely from fabric squares and rectangles! This process is completely different and new. Advanced beginners and more experienced quiltmakers alike will delight in how easily these curves appear – a result of strategic fabric manipulation, of course. The magic is VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nina McVeigh
Friday 4/14/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Create a quilted panel as you learn the basics of ruler work quilting. Quilting with rulers will help perfect free motion work by allowing exact repeatable designs. Discuss machine set up and ruler specifications. Learn how to stitch along the outside and the inside edge of a quilting ruler. Stit VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Catherine Redford
Friday 4/14/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

Learn how to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of your walking foot. Learn how to prep your tops for quilting with your walking foot, including marking and basting techniques. Then, make several stitched samples using different quilting styles including match VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Sue O'Very-Pruitt
Friday 4/14/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

Finishing raw edges is only the beginning of what a serger can do. In this hands-on class you will discover a handful of serger techniques such as inserting a zipper, creating your own decorative wired ribbon and more. By the time class is over you will leave with a workbook full of stitched out VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 4/14/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

The perfect place to organize your papers and knickknacks! Learn how easy it is to create perfect bindings by serger using fusible thread! You will walk away with a completed organizer, ready to hang on a wall at home. It is guaranteed to perfectly match your décor because you bring the fabric. < VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 4/14/23
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H113, J129

We judge a pattern by its fit and whether it flatters our figure. Do you find that commercial patterns are created with one body shape in mind, and that shape is never yours? Get the most out of your store-bought patterns by learning Joe’s techniques that will help you alter any pattern to VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 4/14/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

Hop into 'TOPS’ with Kathy as she shares her unique sewing techniques that are faster, easier, and get better results than many traditional approaches. The discussion will include information about interfacings, straight and fusible tapes, and bias. To “top” it off, Kathy wi VIEW MORE...

Megan Sorn
Friday 4/14/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

Megan will provide you with ideas for free motion quilting some of the most popular blocks used in many of today's quilt patterns. Often, books and classes only teach you how to do “fillers” that leave you wanting more information on how to quilt blocks and border combinations. Me VIEW MORE...

Judy Phillips
Friday 4/14/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

Finding the latest and greatest notions and gadgets to make the most of our sewing and quilting experience is fun! It also makes our craft so much more enjoyable. But more important is understanding how to use them. In this lecture we will go through many products on the market to help elevate ou VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 4/14/23
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K148X

Did you know that you can create a perfect welt pocket using your embroidery machine? During this class, you will see how easy it is to create both the pocket and the welt opening using machine embroidery. You will walk away with this adorable tote bag, complete with applique and a functioning we VIEW MORE...

Eric Drexler
Friday 4/14/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
Unlock the mystery of stabilizing for all your sewing, quilting, serging and embroidery projects. Learning the differences between the various stabilizers can open a world of possibility and allow you to choose confidently whenever you have a project in mind. VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 4/14/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

Kathy's specialty is finding faster and easier ways to fit and sew clothes. Kathy will teach you how to create styles that will fit and compliment your own personal shape. How to make clothes that are comfortable to wear and make you look marvelous. After she shows you how it is done, you hav VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 4/14/23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147

So, you just got your first embroidery machine (and/or new set of embroidery designs) and you've been stitching away but what to do with all the amazing designs you have stitched? Turn those stitched-out embroidery samples, that you worked so hard on, into something beautiful. Discover how si VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michele Gillombardo
Friday 4/14/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K149, L165, M181

Fire up the grill, ‘cuz it is time for some Red, White & BBQ! You will “cook up” two projects perfect for a backyard barbecue (or your next Father’s Day gift). Do not worry about messing up your clothes while standing at the grill with this fantabulous apron, and we ca VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Karla Herrin
Friday 4/14/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

Karla has a new spin on the pineapple pattern. She combines traditional piecing with modern piecing and quilt-as-you-go techniques to create a pineapple pieced table topper. When the project is completed, she will explore how to add decorative stitches or embroidery designs if you choose to. You VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Catherine Redford
Friday 4/14/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Discover the magic of free motion quilting. We will start with putting pens to paper to learn how to combine basic shapes to create a variety of interesting quilting designs. Once you are comfortable with drawing the shapes on paper, we will put the feed dogs down and learn how to translate these VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Friday 4/14/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

As the saying goes, the best things come in small packages. Nelly has proven that to be the case. This modern, small quilt will teach you lessons that will last a lifetime while adding more knowledge to your personal patchwork library. Master the art of setting triangles by correctly cutting side VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Friday 4/14/23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

Everyone needs a simple yet stylish bag to take with them on a cruise or a sewing retreat. This versatile bag can be transformed, in a matter of moments, from a shoulder bag to a backpack and back again making it convenient no matter where you go. This bag has zippered pockets to keep your import VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 4/14/23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K154, L170, M186

Everyone has that favorite tee that seems to go with everything and then suddenly, they stop making them. Join Nick in a “make it better and make it yours” exploration in pattern making. In class we will knock off your tee and make up a muslin out of that pattern. Then we will make so VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 4/14/23
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L161, M177

Learn the fundamentals of draping pants as you work along with Joe to create a basic straight pant using a body form. This 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 VIEW MORE...

Tracey Sims
Friday 4/14/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

Enhance your machine embroidery designs using simple techniques that Tracey will share with you. Using her specially designed stencils along with some basic painting techniques you will be able to add dimension to your finished piece. She will demonstrate both painting under the stitches AND on t VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 4/14/23
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

Why complain about the lack of shirt pattern selections when all you have to do is make your own? You may already have that perfect or close to perfect shirt hanging in your closet. Simply take the shirt you already like and re-draft it to one you love! Jim will explain how easily you can replace VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 4/14/23
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L164XY

Want to take your greeting card game to the next level? With machine embroidery, you can! Learn how to successfully embroider heavy cardstock as you create these whimsical greeting cards. There will be several subjects from which to choose and, as a bonus, you will be able to access all the embro VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 4/14/23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

Join Kathy as she shares her unique techniques for sewing pants that are faster and easier with better results than the traditional approach. Learn a no roll no bulk elastic waist finish, how to add a pocket, steps to eliminate twisted pant legs, a smooth zipper that never puckers, how to elimina VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 4/14/23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

Let's be honest, a classic dress shirt (especially in menswear) can be boring!! Let’s liven it up with some well-placed seams or some awesome color blocking or a combination of the two. What if you added texture? Let’s go inside the mind of Jim Suzio to see what other artful and c VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Friday 4/14/23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N193X, P209

Eric Drexler has been a sewing machine mechanic for over 35 years, and he wants to share his love and knowledge for, what he considers his “Baby”, the Singer 221 Featherweight. Eric will walk you through how to take off all the covers, where to oil and what to watch out for. Your &ldq VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 4/14/23
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N200XX

Elevate your garments and take them to the next level with a tried-and-true workroom secret. Don’t let the title fool you, this is one of the ways designers make ordinary garments look extraordinary. We will look at the possibilities of shaped openings and learn a way to make them fast and VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 4/15/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q225X, R241

Have you struggled with sleeves that are too big, too small, or just don’t seem quite right? Join Joe for this hands-on sleeve pattern drafting class. You will be using your very own measurements to create a pattern that is perfect for you. Once you have a basic well-fitting sleeve, you can VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 4/15/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q228X, R244

Take an ordinary line-art embroidery design and make it extraordinary with color! Learn how easy it is to add dimensions and color to a line-art embroidery design with crayons. Even if you have little artistic ability, you will be able to create a beautiful picture! During this class, we will emb VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Saturday 4/15/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229X, R245

Tired of digging through your purse every time you need something? Get organized with these handy purse accessories! This notebook measures 4.5 by 3.5 inches, fits easily in your purse, and is completely done in the embroidery hoop. There is even a place to hold your pen! The matching purse pouch VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Catherine Redford
Saturday 4/15/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Quilting with your walking foot is a great way to finish your quilts but it doesn’t have to be all straight lines! Elevate your quilting technique with beautiful organic curves while using your walking foot. Catherine will show you how to execute sharp turns and make accurate straight line VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Saturday 4/15/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

This quilt will feed your creative side or challenge it because it is all about simple shapes, minimal number of fabrics, and a simple construction method making it easy to follow. See the endless design possibilities with half-square “triangle-squares” which are built without sewing VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 4/15/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

Join Donelle for a 'Play Date' using templates for quilting. No free motion or template quilting experience needed. Donelle will take you through the basics and then you will have the opportunity to 'play' with the templates to experience the ease of quilting with templates. She w VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Sue O'Very-Pruitt
Saturday 4/15/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

This useful and sophisticated caddy is designed to drape over the arm of your couch with one end tucked under the cushion and the other holding essentials. There are three pockets, two along the bottom ideal for housing remotes, cell phone, and glasses with a larger pocket for tablets, books and VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 4/15/23
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

This little jacket will quickly become one of your favorites to throw on over a tee or button up shirt. It looks just as at home with jeans as it does with a tank dress. Create your very own out of a mid-weight cotton, with inspiration from Nick’s collection. He will show the various possib VIEW MORE...

Judy Phillips
Saturday 4/15/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

Finding the latest and greatest notions and gadgets to make the most of our sewing and quilting experience is fun! It also makes our craft so much more enjoyable. But more important is understanding how to use them. In this lecture we will go through many products on the market to help elevate ou VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 4/15/23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

The details are often found in the finishing of a project. But how often have we come to the hem of a shirt and gotten careless because we thought no one would see it? Let’s change it up so those hems can hang out, so to speak. When you start thinking “outside the box” you can c VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 4/15/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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 sequential tension formula that works on any model and with all thread typ VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 4/15/23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

Often, it’s the collar or cuff construction that can make or break a garment. We will delve into professional construction techniques as well as innovative methods to create interest in your collars or cuffs. What is on the inside of that collar? Does it matter? Can you really jazz up a col VIEW MORE...

Megan Sorn
Saturday 4/15/23
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

There are so many kinds of batting, how do you decide which one is right for you? Megan will teach you the 11 different types of Quilters Dream batting and their uses. See and feel the difference of the various lofts. You will learn how to choose the perfect batting for whatever type of quilt you VIEW MORE...

Nelly Vileikis
Saturday 4/15/23
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

Nature lovers get inspired to make your favorite nature scenes come alive in a quilt. Nelly will share a slide presentation featuring many nature inspired quilts. Listen as she tells the stories behind each quilt along with an explanation of techniques and tools used and the processes she applied VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Tracey Sims
Saturday 4/15/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S260, T276X

In this fun and interesting machine embroidery class, each student will create this gorgeous block which incorporates a variety of in-the-hoop techniques such as: applique, piecing, quilting with metallic thread and stitch embellishment. Tracey will show you the versatility of this one block and VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Saturday 4/15/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

Calling all dog lovers! You always need a baggie dispenser and treat bag when taking those nature walks with your dogs. Joyce has devised these “fetching” pouches to make and take with you on those walks with your furry friend. They also make a great gift for the dog lovers in your li VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 4/15/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

Nick has done it again! He has taken the great parts of the Magic Jacket and transformed it into a Boho, tunic length vest. Perfect for spring and summer layering, it will certainly become your go-to vest. From the inseam button band to the cute, gathered pockets it is sure have people asking, &l VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nina McVeigh
Saturday 4/15/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

Create a quilted panel as you learn the basics of ruler work quilting. Quilting with rulers will help perfect free motion work by allowing exact repeatable designs. Discuss machine set up and ruler specifications. Learn how to stitch along the outside and the inside edge of a quilting ruler. Stit VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Saturday 4/15/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
You will be amazed at the artwork created with a simple straight stitch. In this introduction to free motion, you will learn how easy it is using some of Eric’s helpful tips and techniques. He will also bring show and tell of variations of this technique like redwork, monogramming, stippling, VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Sue O'Very-Pruitt
Saturday 4/15/23
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

Here is a clever way to learn how to sew with vinyl on the serger and create a practical bag while you learn! The see-thru vinyl window makes identifying the contents convenient and easy.  Just think of all the items you can store and the spaces you can organize, from your sewing room to the VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 4/15/23
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 their dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 4/15/23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T273X

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 VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 4/15/23
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

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...

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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