Class Descriptions for Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

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Wednesday, July 31, 2024
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 7/31/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB300X, MDB360X

Discover the art of precision in garment fitting with a unique hands-on experience led by expert fitter and designer, Joe Vecchiarelli. In this immersive draping workshop, you will transcend the limitations of flat patterns and embark on a journey to tailor a three-dimensional masterpiece that pe VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Deb Atchison
Wednesday 7/31/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

Scrappy Appliqué offers a delightful, quick, and engaging approach to raw-edge appliqué, suitable for both novice and seasoned quilters alike. Dive into this innovative technique, renowned for its accessibility and boundless creative potential. Led by experienced quilter Deb, this workshop promis VIEW MORE...

Judy Kessinger
Wednesday 7/31/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

Spend the day with Judy and learn all the tips and tricks to making the PERFECT jacket for your lifestyle that fits perfectly and adds zing to your wardrobe. Even beginners can accomplish this simple pattern that fits with your choice of fabric and closure and then finishes with fun details. Zipp VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Wednesday 7/31/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X

In this exciting all day class, we'll explore the fascinating intersection of rulerwork and embroidery, combining two distinct techniques to create stunning and intricate designs.

 

Rulerwork and embroidery are both beloved crafts in their own right, but when combined VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joline Wunderl
Wednesday 7/31/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X

Here’s a day-long class that will help you take your sewing skills to the next level! Elegant sewing isn’t hard–in fact, it’s easier than you can imagine.  Tip VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Wednesday 7/31/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB305X, MDB365X

These feet were not made for walking, let Jill show you what they can do. Using the right accessory foot will allow you to sew with accuracy and speed while achieving gorgeous results. Learn a variety of quilting techniques while making this decorative 17-inch sampler. By learning the purpose of VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Linda Davis
Wednesday 7/31/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB306X, MDB366X

This full-day class is perfect for YOU, whether you have never made a quilt or have made many.  No matter where you are in your quilting journey, you’ll love being mentored by an award-winning, professional quilter.    

 

You’ll begin by cr VIEW MORE...

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Thursday, August 1, 2024
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Eric Drexler
Thursday 8/1/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1X

Break free from the ordinary as Eric introduces you to the exciting world of thread variety. Explore the entire spectrum of Sulky threads, from Sulky Rayons to Bright Neon's, Metallics in four different styles, Glow-in-the-Dark, Fluffy Acrylic, Reflective, Invisible, and top-notch Cottons for VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/1/24
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 are 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 knits of all VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lindsey Johns
Thursday 8/1/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21

Are you tired of sewing frustrations and endless fittings? Say goodbye to guesswork and hello to sewing success with our revolutionary Fast Fit System! Join us for an exhilarating class where you'll learn the secrets to achieving your perfect fit in record time. Led by the creator of the accl VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
LuAnn Hartley
Thursday 8/1/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Dazzle without the drama in our Mylar Embroidery Workshop. You will discover the secret to achieving stunning metallic effects without the hassle! If you have ever been frustrated by the challenges of working with metallic thread—shredding, breaking, and general difficulty—then this c VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joline Wunderl
Thursday 8/1/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

If you've been afraid to quilt your own projects, be afraid no longer!  Embroidery machine quilting keeps getting better, and it keeps getting easier!  You'll be amazed at the professional results you can achieve by quilting continuous Edge-to-Edge designs using your embroidery VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 8/1/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

Join us for a Play Date using templates for quilting. No free motion or template quilting experience needed. You will walk through the basics and then play with the templates to experience the ease of quilting with them. You will also be shown how to use the templates and accessories (all provide VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 8/1/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

A trio of dragonflies flirt with the moon on this little charmer. Tapered satin stitch branches hold luscious willow leaves. The dragonfly wings are enhanced with delicate stitching. You'll learn a nifty mitering technique as well as some free motion stitching. Not a free motion fan? Y VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donna Bularz
Thursday 8/1/24
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
A12X, B28X

Whether you are comfortable or uncomfortable with free-motion, this is the class for you. Dive into free-motion quilting shapes and fills along with a good dose of easy and fun straight-ruler "rulerwork". You’ll feel confident and quickly improve your skills in free-motion during VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Annie Smith
Thursday 8/1/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

Try your hand at Serger Quilting, the best new way to make a quilt. Learn Serger Basics with Annie while making a simple strip-pieced Chinese Coins quilt. This will be a great class, filled with timely technology, to make a quilt top in just a couple of hours.

 

Try your VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Megan Nixon
Thursday 8/1/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30

Oh, Mickey, you're so fine indeed! Get ready to be enchanted by Megan's delightful class, where she'll take you on a magical journey to create an adorable Mickey-shaped bag that's sure to steal hearts. In this whimsical class, you'll learn essential techniques like sewing on c VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/1/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

So many of us sewists sew alone and we need to fit ourselves. The easiest way to do this is to use the Measurement Method of fitting as we cannot reach our backs easily. And how many of us need different changes on each side of our body? Patterns are made for the right side. When our left side is VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/1/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4

Discover the unparalleled efficiency and precision that comes with shaping your garment on a dress form. Dive into the world of seamless adjustments, effortlessly manipulating sizing materials to mirror your unique silhouette in an instant.

 

Bid farewell to the frustrati VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/1/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6

Unleash Your Style: From Ordinary to Extraordinary! Elevate the back yoke of your standard dress shirt with bold flair. Join us for a transformative session where we dive into creative tips and techniques to turn every garment into a standout piece. Plus, learn how to repurpose leftovers to make VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Hembree
Thursday 8/1/24
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7, B23

Did you know that your ScanNCut allows you to turn scanned images into extraordinary one of a kind cut designs? You can scan any image from your own sketches to a printed pattern. Whether you're creating custom decals, intricate appliqués, or personalized embellishments, the scanning features VIEW MORE...

Linda McGehee
Thursday 8/1/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B17X

The assortment of Sewing Machine Feet available for every machine on the market is enormous! There are feet to make many tasks so much easier. You can sit up straight in your chair to work on projects without hovering over the needle with bent shoulders when you use the appropriate foot for the t VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/1/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

Unlock the secret to perfect-fitting pants! Ever find yourself scrutinizing your backside in the mirror, frustrated by the wrinkles in your pants? Pants fitting can be a challenge, but fear not—we have the solutions! Join us as we dive into the nuances of pant fitting, exploring the reasons VIEW MORE...

Kris Vierra
Thursday 8/1/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

Sewing machines are incredibly simple to use. Place the fabric under the presser foot, push down on the pedal, and you are off. No problem, until something goes wrong. Whether you are brand new to sewing or have been at it for a while, this class will help improve your skills by helping you under VIEW MORE...

Heather Dunn
Thursday 8/1/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B22

Unveiling the Quilting Revolution: Discover the Buzzworthy EasyPiecing Grid Technique! Join us for an eye-opening one-hour lecture and witness the game-changing technique that has quilters buzzing with excitement. Making a quilt with EasyPiecing Grid is not only simple but also quick and incredib VIEW MORE...

Lindsey Johns
Thursday 8/1/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C33X

Ready to turn heads with your own runway-worthy creations inspired by your favorite fashion finds? Say goodbye to retail envy and hello to DIY couture with our game-changing class! In this exciting class, you'll learn the art of replicating ready-to-wear looks using sewing patterns, unlocking VIEW MORE...

Joyce Keske
Thursday 8/1/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C34X

Understand the process of basic digitizing for machine embroidery in this lecture-demo class where you will learn diverse features within the Embrilliance software such as applique, redwork, intricate fill stitches, and lettering techniques to create unique designs. Dive into the world of digitiz VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kris Vierra
Thursday 8/1/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C35X, D51

Transform your worn-out jeans into stylish masterpieces in this creative class! Learn the art of using paint and stencils to add flair and a touch of bling to your denim collection. Discover the trendy comeback of bell bottoms and explore techniques to seamlessly add fabric for a fashionable twis VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Hembree
Thursday 8/1/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C39X

It's all about the bling! Adding bling to any project is easier than you thought when you use Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) and Rhinestones. Who knew?! Imagine all the designs you can dress up by adding that bit of sparkle. It is so easy; Barb will show you all the tips and tricks she has VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 8/1/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C40X

Step into the world of mastering the feet on your sewing machine with Foot Feats II – your gateway to a universe of creative possibilities! Unleash the power of classic tucks, pin tucks, flipped tucks, stitch in the ditch for garment sewing and quilting, edge stitching, and the art VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/1/24
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
C36, D52

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...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/1/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C37, D53, E69

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 will be making to your base VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lisa Magnuson
Thursday 8/1/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY

Join us for a wool applique class where we'll capture the essence of Texas through its iconic state shape adorned with bluebonnets. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the art of wool applique techniques, including design transfer, applique stitching, and embellishment. Bring the spir VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Linda Davis
Thursday 8/1/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

You are getting the full experience with this class; embroidery, piecing, and quilting all in one. You will make the classy mini quilt shown which could be a pillow cover, a placemat or even a small wall hanging. You will learn how to set up an embroidery project and execute it beautifully. Perfe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Thursday 8/1/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C42, D58, E74

Dive into Dimension: Create a Stunning 3D Tree with Eric! Join Eric as he guides you through the art of creating a unique three-dimensional tree using Sulky water-soluble stabilizers and Sulky Rayon threads. Learn to fashion distinctive leaves from cotton fabric, enhanced with the vibrant hues of VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Linda McGehee
Thursday 8/1/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C43, D59, E75

Sometimes a garment or project needs a little zing to add a spark or complete the look. Corded piping in the right color & size is the solution. Learn how to make corded piping using the correct tools & feet on your sewing machine to make the task easier, quicker & more precise. Use c VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donna Bularz
Thursday 8/1/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C44, D60, E76

Try out a variety of border and block rulers! With a practice quilt panel, we will use a few simple and a few complex rulers to create stunning finishes to your quilts. You’ll be able to practice and experiment with a variety of different rulers. You’ll learn techniques for fills, bor VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
LuAnn Hartley
Thursday 8/1/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

Come explore how easy it is to use a serger and add zippers to your projects. In this class we will make four different lined bags. To kick things off, we'll start by embellishing the fabric for one of the bags using specialty threads and stitches, adding texture and visual interest to your c VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Amanda Gerard
Thursday 8/1/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C46, D62, E78

This Triple Zip Crossbody is a stylish and functional hipster bag designed for convenience and practicality. The use of waterproof canvas, which is custom printed in our Oceanside Headquarters office, adds a personalized touch to the bag.

 

Three zipper pockets are handy VIEW MORE...

Jill McCloy
Thursday 8/1/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

Get ready to break boundaries and stitch up some magic in the ultimate playdate with embroidery designs! Learn to transform designs into a symphony of creativity. You might have that customization software, or you are eyeing it with uncertainty. Fear not! Jill is here to guide you through the pos VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/1/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

Step into the Spotlight: Join us for a live showcase of Jim's Greatest Hits from 'Make It Monday'! Experience the magic up close as we bring your favorite sewing, serging, and crafting tutorials to life. From thread to fabric, discover a world of creative possibilities – there i VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Hembree
Thursday 8/1/24
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D55XY

Have you wondered how to layer multiple colors of vinyl? Wonder no more as Barb is here to teach you! In this special workshop, you’ll learn the tips and tricks of how to effortlessly stack up your designs. You will be designing your own transfer and applying your new skills showing how cre VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Thursday 8/1/24
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D56, E72

Seeing what you digitized stitched out is an important part of the digitizing process. In this hands-on class you will see the designs created in our Intro to Embrilliance lecture class come to life in-the-hoop on an embroidery machine! Watch how features used within the software such as VIEW MORE...

Jill McCloy
Thursday 8/1/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

Why settle for big when you can go mini? Mini quilts are the unsung heroes of the quilting world – they are not just adorable; they are the secret weapon for leveling up your quilting skills!

 

Learn how a 3-inch nine-patch can become your accuracy superhero. Mini q VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/1/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

There is a difference between “Home Made” and “Hand Made” when it comes to garment sewing. Jim will share some of his best sewing secrets to put an end to “Home Made.” He will discuss how to make an invisible zipper installation look flawless, make any zipper i VIEW MORE...

Lindsey Johns
Thursday 8/1/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67

Are you tired of sifting through a mountain of sewing gadgets, unsure of what's truly essential? Join us for a hands-on journey through the must-have tools that will transform your sewing space into a powerhouse of efficiency and creativity! From nifty notions to specialized implements, we VIEW MORE...

Thomas Friedenbach
Thursday 8/1/24
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
F83X

Wouldn’t you love to create your own embroidery designs rather than use the ones already on your machine? Even the ones you download often do not meet your creative imagination. Come learn with Tom on how to digitize your own designs using the Bernina Creator Software. To make the most out VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Rae Imdieke
Thursday 8/1/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101

Learn to edge coat your vinyl and leather projects in this hands-on class! Walk away with two projects to take home as well as the knowledge to push you forward on your bag making journey. We will make wristlet to learn about edge coating on the straight lines as well as a fun key fob to learn ho VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/1/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104

Three-dimensional machine embroidery is gaining popularity among enthusiasts. Jim has produced a way for you to recreate this 3D lotus flower that literally blooms before your eyes upon completion- all done in-the-hoop on an embroidery machine! Use it as a stunning centerpiece on the table for yo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Annie Smith
Thursday 8/1/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F90X, G106

One of the most important parts of our quilts is one of which we seldom pay attention. Thread! Explore the world of Aurifil threads in this informative and hands-on workshops. We'll discuss and stitch the seven weights of Aurifil, making a stitch sample that can made into a tote or zipper bag VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lisa Magnuson
Thursday 8/1/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F91X, G107

Get ready to stitch up a fabulous tote that's perfect for carrying your favorite beverage, whether it's a wine bottle for a special occasion or a water bottle for everyday adventures. Using fabric scraps and strips, you'll create a one-of-a-kind pattern that's as unique as it is c VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Thursday 8/1/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F93X, G109

Unlock the world of efficient quilting with the 3 Yard Serger Quilt! In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to achieve an accurate ¼-inch seam on a serger to streamline the quilting process. With just three yards of coordinating fabric, you will create a stunning and cozy lap size q VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Dianne Springer
Thursday 8/1/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F94X, G110

It is time to quilt a clock in this hands-on workshop where quilting meets liberation and creativity knows no bounds! In this exciting class, participants will embark on a journey to create a unique 12-inch quilt square that will be beautifully showcased within an acrylic frame.

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Friday, August 2, 2024
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Lindsey Johns
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X

Are you tired of investing time and resources into your sewing projects only to find that your finished garment still doesn't quite measure up? Say goodbye to frustrating fittings and hello to flawless sizing with our empowering class! This class provides an illuminating exploration of patter VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H116X, J132

Master the Art of Sleeve Crafting: In this immersive class led by Joe, you will bid farewell to ill-fitting sleeves and unlock the secrets to drafting your perfect sleeve pattern. Say goodbye to sleeves that are too big or too small – with Joe's expert guidance, you will create a custom VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H117X, J133

Get in on the fabric weaving craze! Warning: this is totally addictive. Heather will guide you through the basic foundation set up and how to weave a tumbling block textile. Then you will get to see several examples of how color and pattern play out in different ways using this technique. We will VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Annie Smith
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

Learn to make a block the way your Pioneer ancestors stitched - with a needle and thread! Hand piecing is easy, fun and portable. Old-fashioned handwork has suddenly become cool again and we'll make a traditional Bears Paw block using beautiful new fabrics. Get a little history lesson while w VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Hembree
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Join us for a journey into the boundless world of creativity with Brother Canvas Workspace! In this hands-on workshop, you'll embark on an adventure through the basics and beyond of this versatile software. Discover the magic of transforming simple shapes into stunning floral arrangements, pe VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Linda McGehee
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

Learn how to construct a wallet designed to hold your basic everyday electronics. This special wallet will also hold your other essentials such as credit cards, ID, and cash. RFID fabric will even be included.

 

To start, we'll guide you through cutting and assembling VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joline Wunderl
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

If you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling for machine embroidery, this class is for you!  Can’t figure out what the fuss is about when it comes to machine embroidery? This class is for you!  Feel like you’ve forgotten everything you used to know about machine embroidery VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
LuAnn Hartley
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

Elevate your quilting skills and create a truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece in our Piped Prairie Table Runner workshop. This immersive class is designed to inspire creativity and exploration as we delve into the world of specialty quilting techniques. One of the highlights of this workshop is maste VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

This delightful bag is packed with techniques and whatever you choose to put in it! Marsha will share some of her creative tips and tricks for easy piecing, putting in a two-way zipper, creating embellishments on your sewing machine and other goodies you do not want to miss. The bag is e VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donna Bularz
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
H124X, J140X

Whether you are comfortable or uncomfortable with free-motion, this is the class for you. Dive into free-motion quilting shapes and fills along with a good dose of easy and fun straight-ruler "rulerwork". You’ll feel confident and quickly improve your skills in free-motion during VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

Discover the art of creating your own unique kimono-style jacket with just shoulder and length measurements – no bust or hip fuss! Join Jill for an inspiring fashion journey where creativity knows no bounds. In this hands-on class, you will design and craft your personalized garment, guided VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Amanda Gerard
Friday 8/2/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142

Step into the world of clear vinyl with confidence as we guide you through conquering your fears in this exciting workshop! Together, we will harness the versatility of clear vinyl to craft the ideal-sized backpack for your upcoming adventures. Discover the art of using double sided tape and spec VIEW MORE...

Classic Sewing Educator
Friday 8/2/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You will 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 we unr VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 8/2/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

Embark on a creative journey with Kathy as she unveils her innovative methods for crafting stylish tops that not only defy the conventional sewing norms but also promise quicker and more efficient results. Join her in exploring the art of sewing, where she masterfully employs interfacings, bias s VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/2/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

Of course, we will cover busts but also rounded backs. Different curves are often needed but we do not want to change what does not need to change like armscyes, side seams, or necklines. These changes are easy to do with the seam method of pattern alteration. Learn about darts; their different s VIEW MORE...

Lindsey Johns
Friday 8/2/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

Ready to elevate your sewing game from instruction follower to dream designer? Dive into the exciting world of pattern hacking and unlock endless possibilities for custom creations! In this dynamic class, you'll discover the art of transforming basic sewing patterns into unique masterpieces. VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 8/2/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

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...

Amanda Gerard
Friday 8/2/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X

Printed and Clear and Jelly, oh my! So many different types of vinyl and so many projects to use them on, what is the difference? Learn the differences between some of the most popular vinyl types and the best uses for them. In this engaging session, you will learn the art of selecting the right VIEW MORE...

Kris Vierra
Friday 8/2/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K146X

Ever wonder what makes one quilt a winner over another? Interested in competing with quilts of your own, but unsure where to begin? Join Kris as she shares numerous tricks of the trade to help you produce a competition worthy quilt. We will cover everything from what the judges look for; to how t VIEW MORE...

Donelle McAdams
Friday 8/2/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X

Just when you thought you knew all the latest sewing hacks that existed - along comes an educator that introduces new ways to use what you already have, new tools to make your job easier and tips and techniques that will save you a lot of time and frustration. DO NOT MISS THIS LECTURE/DEMO! < VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Hembree
Friday 8/2/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K151X

Join us for a delightful crafting session where we'll bring to life a charming 3D Shadow Box together. This project promises to be both fun and educational as you explore various techniques for working with cardstock and different types of adhesives. Whether you're working with intricate VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/2/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K148, L164XY

Embark on a transformative journey into the art of draping as you unravel the secrets to achieving the perfect fit for the human body. Immerse yourself in hands-on experiences that will elevate your skills in draping and patternmaking, including full-bust adjustment. In this comprehensive course, VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 8/2/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K149, L165, M181

Embark on a creative journey with Temari, where the name itself, meaning hand ball, encapsulates the simplicity and beauty of this traditional art form. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Temari as you witness the allure of numerous artistic variations. Guided by Jill, you will VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lisa Magnuson
Friday 8/2/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

Welcome to this needle felting class, where we'll not only craft a practical and stylish accessory but also discover the joys of needle felting as a stress-relieving hobby! Did you know that needle felting is not just a craft but also a fantastic stress reliever? In this class, you'll be VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Deb Atchison
Friday 8/2/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K152, L168, M184

Explore the world of intricate in-the-hoop embroidery designs with our engaging class! Deb will guide you through the creation of a charming scissor case using a complimentary in-the-hoop pattern. This hands-on session empowers you to infuse your personal flair by selecting fabrics and threads th VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joline Wunderl
Friday 8/2/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

If you've been afraid to quilt your own projects, be afraid no longer!  Embroidery machine quilting keeps getting better, and it keeps getting easier!  You'll be amazed at the professional results you can achieve by quilting continuous Edge-to-Edge designs using your embroidery VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Friday 8/2/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K154, L170, M186

Elevate your stitching with Sulky Metallic threads, exploring the diverse effects of round, twisted, and flat varieties. Fear not—Eric is here to demystify metallic threads with valuable tips and tricks for a smoother experience. Dive into a hands-on exploration of these stunning metallics VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Friday 8/2/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Unlock the full potential of your sewing machine as we unveil a simple yet powerful method to elevate ordinary stitches into extraordinary masterpieces. Bid farewell to disappointment and welcome a new era of sewing excellence with these game-changing techniques. Join Jim and watch your stitching VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donna Bularz
Friday 8/2/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K156, L172, M188

Try out a variety of border and block rulers! With a practice quilt panel, we will use a few simple and a few complex rulers to create stunning finishes to your quilts. You’ll be able to practice and experiment with a variety of different rulers. You’ll learn techniques for fills, bor VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Friday 8/2/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY

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 how to go around corners with piping! You will learn about the different types of serger stitches and when to use them, giving VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Rae Imdieke
Friday 8/2/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K158, L174, M190

An adorable pattern that has taken the PDF pattern market by storm! Learn tips, pattern hacks and tricks to take this pattern up a notch such as binding, adding piping and more! Skill builders in this class will take you forward on your bag making journey. A fun project for the intermediate to ad VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/2/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

Have you ever tried building a bodice from the waist up? As clothing architects, we can build our clothes in an orderly fashion that will give us a well-fitting garment. Do you know that patterns generally have an 8-inch side seam? What is yours? That is the first step in building your bodice  VIEW MORE...

Lindsey Johns
Friday 8/2/24
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L162XY

Ready to take the guesswork out of garment making and ensure every piece you sew is a perfect match for your style and preferences? In this enlightening class, you'll uncover the secrets to selecting sewing patterns that not only fit like a dream but also align with your unique sense of style VIEW MORE...

Linda McGehee
Friday 8/2/24
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L163XY

Handbags are the rage and you need more than one. Discover how easy it is to make bags with character to fit your special needs. Whether making a cute evening bag, holder for CD’s, or large carryall for every day, there are tricks of the trade. Padded shoulder straps, chain application, cor VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Hembree
Friday 8/2/24
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L167XY

Have you wondered how to layer multiple colors of vinyl? Wonder no more as Barb is here to teach you! In this special workshop, you’ll learn the tips and tricks of how to effortlessly stack up your designs. You will be designing your own transfer and applying your new skills showing how cre VIEW MORE...

LuAnn Hartley
Friday 8/2/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

So, you've figured out how to use the stitches on your overlock machine, but what about all those accessory feet that are available? Join us for this lecture demonstration where we will talk about all the different feet and show you how to use them. Many of them have multiple techniques that VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Friday 8/2/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N198X, P214

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
Kris Vierra
Friday 8/2/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217

Tired of quilts that have more waves than Miss America? Want to learn to miter single or multiple borders without worry? Maybe you just want to spice up your same old borders and binding with something new: like scallops, flanges, or prairie points. Join Kris as she covers basic and advanced bind VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 8/2/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218

Join us for a Play Date using templates for quilting. No free motion or template quilting experience needed. You will walk through the basics and then play with the templates to experience the ease of quilting with them. You will also be shown how to use the templates and accessories (all provide VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Legit Kits Ambassador
Friday 8/2/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N203X, P219

Elevate your Foundation Paper Piecing skills in our exclusive Hazy Hills series class! Dive into the revolutionary block approach by Legit Kits and gain invaluable tips and tricks for frustration-free sewing—no curves or Y seams required! Your focus will be on the class-exclusive Hazy Hills VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
LuAnn Hartley
Friday 8/2/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N205X, P221

Using a Jelly Roll or strips of fabric, you will create a decorative edge on the fabric strips and then braid them for the first part of the placemat. The second part will be created using different serger techniques such as piping, pintucks, and flatlocks. The placemat will be finished with a tr VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 8/2/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N206X, P222

Let's dive into the wonderful world of quilt blocks and unleash our creativity with a simple yet ingenious technique! We'll start with the humble half square triangle, a staple in quilting, and transform it into a captivating and complex-looking block with surprising ease.

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Saturday, August 3, 2024
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Linda McGehee
Saturday 8/3/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X

Where does the time go? Do you want projects that can be completed in a short amount of time that look like you spent hours? Quick and easy are the terms I've been hearing. So, let's venture into the world of quick making some simple items that are useful to any age. Whether using the sew VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lisa Magnuson
Saturday 8/3/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229X, R245

The remarkable thing about needle felting is that it is a satisfying hobby and you do not need a long or expensive list of equipment to get started. As with any craft there are essential tools (such as a felting needle and some wool fibers), but the most impressive tool will be your own imaginati VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/3/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

In a perfect world, all figures would be alike – in perfect form. In the real world, we come in all shapes and sizes. Learn what comes first in selecting the right size, what measurements you need, conduct measurement analysis to determine where and what to change for a combo pack figure, a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Hembree
Saturday 8/3/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q231X

The ScanNCut can cut a wide variety of materials including cardstock, fabric, and even cork. In this class, we will look at tips for cutting this thicker material as we create a cute key fob and tassel. We'll dress up the key fob with some wonderful decorative stitches. Once you complete one VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 8/3/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

Join us as we delve into the fascinating combination where machine embroidery meets rulerwork to cultivate a stunning 18-inch square masterpiece. Even if you have never ventured into rulerwork before, prepare to be amazed at what you can achieve! Dive into the realm of rulerwork, a technique that VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Thomas Friedenbach
Saturday 8/3/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

This is two classes in one! First you will digitize a piece of original artwork into a machine-ready applique file. Then you will get the satisfaction of embroidering it! The digitizing portion of the class will cover applique digitizing basics: this includes working with placement stitches, tack VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 8/3/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

This skill builder class is focused on the most versatile building block in a quilter's bag of tricks, the half-square triangle. Explore a dozen ways to make half square triangles, learn the math behind it, and play with a collection of tools to help make them more quickly and accurately. Inc VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Legit Kits Ambassador
Saturday 8/3/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

Continue to elevate your Foundation Paper Piecing skills in the second quilt in a series of our class exclusive Hazy Hills series workshop! Dive into the revolutionary block approach by Legit Kits and gain invaluable tips and tricks for frustration-free sewing - no curves or Y seams required! You VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Saturday 8/3/24
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Q236X, R252X

You will be amazed at the artwork you can create using only a simple straight stitch. In this introduction to free motion, you will learn how easy it can be when you use some of Eric’s helpful tips and techniques. He will also bring samples showing variations of his techniques including red VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/3/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

Serge up a pair of black leggings you will love in just three hours! Pair this versatile, slimming piece of clothing with a T-shirt or your favorite tunic. In this class we will discuss the particulars of serging with knits, how to adjust your serger to create perfect seams with no waffling or pu VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Rae Imdieke
Saturday 8/3/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254

Learn a fun pattern that appeals to both quilters and bag makers! The bag pattern includes three sizes and two orientation options with directions for a feature panel or a pieced and quilted array that will delight any quilt enthusiast. This class course is for all levels of bag makers from begin VIEW MORE...

Heather Dunn
Saturday 8/3/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

Unlock the Magic of EasyPiecing Grid: A Quilter's Dream Come True! Join us for an engaging one-hour lecture and discover the wonders of EasyPiecing Grid. Learn a quick and easy technique to create a darling table runner and unlock the door to a world of possibilities—beautiful quilts, w VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/3/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

Discover the secrets of the fashion industry with our comprehensive class on specialty tools and notions used daily by professionals and why they cannot sew without them. Unlock the skills to navigate your design journey with efficiency, precision, and confidence, just like the professionals in N VIEW MORE...

Susan Miller
Saturday 8/3/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228

Have you ever been stuck on a project because you cannot find the right matching trim? In this trunk show demonstration, Susan will show you how Quick Points Rulers are HERE to rescue YOU! See how easy it is to make your own continuous trim and embellishments using Janet Platt’s Quick Point VIEW MORE...

Amanda Gerard
Saturday 8/3/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

Ever get tired of your corners not matching up properly? Looking for more consistency in boxing the corners of your bags? Join Amanda as she teaches you how to achieve perfect symmetry with some helpful tips and tricks when it comes to boxing corners. Say goodbye to frustration and hello to flawl VIEW MORE...

LuAnn Hartley
Saturday 8/3/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R242X

Both of these machines have accessories available to help you with your projects. In this lecture/demo we will talk about all of the different feet and show you how to use them. Some of the accessories for the serger include: blindstitch, elasticator, cording, beading, curved beading, piping, gat VIEW MORE...

Linda McGehee
Saturday 8/3/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R243X

Sometimes a garment or project needs a little zing to add a spark or complete the look. Corded piping in the right color & size is the solution. Learn how to make corded piping using the correct tools & feet on your sewing machine to make the task easier, quicker & more precise. Use c VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/3/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R244X

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 taking a 3-dimensional g VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Hembree
Saturday 8/3/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R247X

Rolled flowers are not just for paper anymore! Barb will take you through all the steps for successful fabric cutting with an electronic cutter. Learn how to stabilize fabric for clean, crisp cuts, rolling, layering and shaping techniques that will give your flowers a realistic look which cannot VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Saturday 8/3/24
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S269X

Unlock the full potential of your serger with our hands-on class that goes far beyond basic seam finishing! If you thought your serger was only for practical stitching, think again. In this exciting workshop, we will guide you through the art of creating stunning braided edges that would impress VIEW MORE...

Kris Vierra
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S257, T273X

Unsure what to quilt on all those lovely negative spaces on modern quilts? In this class, Kris will walk you through the basics of how to pick the best designs for your quilts. She will cover dividing up the negative spaces into workable sections and how to quilt multiple designs suitable for mod VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

Inspired by the enchantment of my first Disney Cruise, I designed a unique wardrobe for this extraordinary occasion. Immerse yourself in the art of fashion as we blend the elegance of a 100 percent cotton border print with the versatility of Athleisure techniques.

 

Disco VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S259, T275X

Let us make a sample booklet! This four-page, double-sided sampler displays a variety of sashiko designs, woven sashiko and a bit of Boro technique. The cover will include Boro and an original dragonfly design and is lined with pockets to keep all your sashiko tools together. Learn to make a twis VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S260, T276

Discover the secrets of draping your lower half in this comprehensive class led by expert fitter and instructor, Joe Vecchiarelli. Dive into the fundamentals as you embark on a hands-on journey to craft a basic straight pant. From mastering the intricacies of taking accurate measurements with the VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

Luscious ribbons of all sizes and colors are folded and stitched in a variety of ways that transform them into beautiful flowers, buds and leaves. Kathy introduces these simple techniques along with how to hold your hands and fingers while twisting, flipping, rotating, or folding the ribbons. Lea VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lisa Magnuson
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

Join us for an enchanting introduction to slow stitching, where the simple act of working with fabric, needle, and thread becomes a journey of creativity and self-expression.

In this class, you'll learn to embrace the beauty of slow stitching, a mindful and meditative approach to se VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Hembree
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

Everyone can be a fabric designer when your options are endless with the Artspira and the newly released PrintModa fabric printer. Utilizing the Artspira App on your mobile phone you will get to experience exciting new ways to design fabrics and bring in photos from your phone that can be easily VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
LuAnn Hartley
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

Elevate your embroidery game with this transformative 3D Butterfly Embroidery Workshop! Dive into a world of dimension and depth as you bring your embroidery designs to life in stunning three-dimensional form. In this class, you'll receive an exclusive collection of butterfly designs, ranging VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joline Wunderl
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

If you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling for machine embroidery, this class is for you!  Can’t figure out what the fuss is about when it comes to machine embroidery? This class is for you!  Feel like you’ve forgotten everything you used to know about machine embroidery VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Why should you be content with sending away your quilt when you can learn the gratifying art of quilting it yourself? Join Eric as he leads you on an exhilarating journey into the world of Free Motion quilting—a skill that promises both fun and fulfillment. Whether you're a novice or a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

Interleave is the hottest new thing in piecing. We'll interleave 2 blocks to make a very cool project. You can turn this into a mini quilt, tote, pillow ,etc. It will leave your friends asking "how did you do that?" We'll learn the foundations first, then see how the interplay o VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Linda Davis
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

Now that you have finished your quilt top, you’re ready for the next step–quilting!  But do you often feel a bit unsure about how to quilt your beautiful work?  In the worst cases, you can suffer from a feeling of decision paralysis, often leading to another dreadful conditi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Amanda Gerard
Saturday 8/3/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X

Quench your thirst for adventure with your own innovative DIY Crossbody Sling Bag! Designed to keep you hydrated on the go, this stylish bag boasts a built-in holder for your favorite bottle, ensuring you stay refreshed during all your excursions. Crafted from waterproof canvas lining, this bag n VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/3/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X

Arms EYE (armscye that is!) Some arms are heavier in the back – some need more room in front. Standard cap shapes may not be the best fit for many arms. Some arms are short above the elbow, some are long. Same from elbow to wrist! Forward arm joint anyone?? Learn how to measure the VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Saturday 8/3/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T285X

Welcome to the Serger Master Class: Advanced Edition! In this second installment, we dive deeper into the art of serging as we unravel the secrets of the flatlock stitch. Elevate your skills as we guide you through the intricacies of perfecting the flatlock, and then explore its transformative po VIEW MORE...

 
Sunday, August 4, 2024
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Sunday 8/4/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDA100

Step into the realm of improvisational piecing and unleash your creativity with our dynamic workshop! Get ready to embark on a journey through 9 classic quilt blocks, reimagined and reconstructed in an improvisational manner.

 

Together, we’ll work on breaking free VIEW MORE...

General Admission
$10.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00
Project Pouch
$5.00

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