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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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Joe Vecchiarelli with Nick Coman
Tuesday 8/16/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB200X, MDB260X, MDB300X, MDB360X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting and designing for your three-dimensional figure. Join expert fitters and designers Joe Vecchiarelli and Nick Coman, in this multi-day draping e VIEW MORE...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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Eric Drexler
Wednesday 8/17/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

Come and spend a full day with Eric Drexler from Sulky® threads and learn how to make your quilts come alive. Eric will show you his most time-honored methods for thread painting and free motion techniques including how to set up the machine, tying on and off, how to achieve the perfect stitc VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Wednesday 8/17/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

In this all-day class with Pam Damour you will construct an extremely versatile bag that can masquerade as a purse, a small tote bag, or even a bag for future projects. Perhaps the most exciting thing about this “Studio Bag” is the surprising way in which it is constructed: from start VIEW MORE...

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 4 X, B20

Did you know that most geometric smocking designs are made up of just four basic stitches, configured in different ways? The age-old technique of hand-stitching on pleated fabric is appreciated by all, and can be used in so many ways! Smocking is found not only on vintage garments, but is showing VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 8/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21

Adding color to your applique can be fun and sometimes unexpected. In this in-depth hands-on class, you will learn, about realistic shading in class, bonded appliqué as a base, then step by step coloring. Jill will show what appliqué stitches she likes, and you can do the stitching at home. The c VIEW MORE...

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Eric Drexler
Thursday 8/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
You don’t need an embroidery machine to do beautiful embroidery. Eric will guide you through the fun skill of Free Motion Thread Painting. If you can draw it or trace it, you can make it out of thread. You will learn how to do Straight Stitch Thread Sketching and gorgeous fill stitches to crea VIEW MORE...
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Aine McCarthy
Thursday 8/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Do you have problems with perfect points? In-the-hoop piecing gives you perfectly matched points every time! Make this unique yet practical towel border all in the hoop! Your points will be perfect! This class combines in-the-hoop block piecing on the embroidery machine to make the blocks, then r VIEW MORE...

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Donelle McAdams
Thursday 8/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

Even though it may be your very first time to try Template Quilting with rulers, you will AMAZE yourself with the success that you will experience with this project. First, we will stitch the Borders to the center fabric and then dive right into Template Quilting and create a beautiful 16-inch sq VIEW MORE...

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Nick Coman
Thursday 8/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

This Dolman sleeve jacket is “Magic” because it works on all figure types and makes up in fabrics from Knits to Linen or Rayon. Easy to sew, and great for wearable art applications. This will be your go-to jacket for that quick to make easy to wear wardrobe essential. Brin VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Thursday 8/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

Step into the world of serging  with Pam Damour, as she shows how much fun and how easy sewing on a serger can be. You’ll make three very easy projects on the serger while learning basic skills and techniques that will stay with you a lifetime. Your kits will have everything you need, VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

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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Lauren Jackson
Thursday 8/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

Add a new level of creativity to your quilts by using free motion rulers. Learn how to make straight lines straighter, curvy lines curve with uniformity and create an infinite number of designs by combining basic and specialty rulers. Whether you’re a stand-up or sit-down quilter, Lauren is VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/18/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

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...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/18/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

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...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/18/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3

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...

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Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 8/18/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6

Electronic cutters feature the ability to scan designs for later cutting and manipulation. Yes, you can take your scanned images, photos, and sketches and turn them into unique cutting designs. Use the scanned designs to cut paper, fabric, vinyl, and various other materials for your craft and sew VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/18/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

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...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/18/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/18/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

One standard pattern shape does not fit all figure shapes! Larger curvier buttocks need a curvier pattern angle in the back and flat buttocks need a flatter angle. The angle is as important as the width differences that are needed. This applies to the abdomen issues as well. Flat abdomens can hav VIEW MORE...

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Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 8/18/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B22

This class will take you through the tips and tricks needed to guarantee successful fabric cutting with your electronic cutter! Learn how to stabilize your fabric, both with a backing and without, and get clean, crisp cuts. Create no-sew fabric projects with your electronic cutter. Practice your VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

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...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

You will see how easy it is to "body fit" your fabric and sew with knits. Discussion includes dresses and workout/leisure wear, with focus on pattern sizing, how to handle different stretch factors, plus marking, cutting, needle choice, thread options, seaming and setting in sleeves. Learn to st VIEW MORE...

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Tana Mueller
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C36, D52XY

Bluebonnet is a name given to any number of purple flowers whose petals are shaped like a bonnet worn by pioneer women to shield them from the sun. In this class you will experience raw edge applique while building a bluebonnet. Discover tips and tricks for pattern tracing, using Steam-A-Seam 2, VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY

Have fun with wool felt appliqué and some wonderfully easy hand embroidery. No turning or edge finishing, just go straight to the fun and creativity of embroidery, with dimensional petals and beaded accents. We'll do a simple central motif and add some progressive borders that will allow you VIEW MORE...

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Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C38

Rhinestones aren't just for T-shirts anymore! Do you want to learn the secret to decorating unconventional items by creating rhinestone decals? Libby will share her vast knowledge and experience to get you making those sparkly decals in no time. You will be decorating cups, computers and more VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

This clever, fully lined bag is made to hold almost anything. The boxed bottom allows the bag to stand without tipping over and beautiful machine embroidery offers the opportunity for personal customization. The two-way zipper goes around the entire bottom, so when open, it lies almost flat for e VIEW MORE...

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Jeannie Plant
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

Let’s make magic happen. Machine embroidery allows us to create projects simply and easily. We will take a prepared fabric panel and learn how to add mylar, applique techniques and lettering to the panel.  We will add borders, layer the panel with batting, watch a quilting demo, and fi VIEW MORE...

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Donelle McAdams
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
TempLee Quilting is similar to reverse applique but much easier. We will stitch a beautiful medallion using Westalee Design® rulerwork templates and then cut out sections of the top fabric to reveal the ‘peeker’ fabric while creating a beautiful 20-inch square wall hanging. Class i VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

There’s not a fabric or non-fabric that stumps Connie. Why?  Because she figures out all the easiest, no-fail methods, which notions help most and how to choose designs that ensure success. Share in all of that knowledge as you create this practical portfolio in class.  Learn all VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY
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 s VIEW MORE...
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Nick Coman
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY
You're going to love this little draped tee; it wears perfectly at home all by itself or under a blazer or cardigan. The magic here comes from the drapey of a rayon jersey or ITY (Interlock Twist Yarn) knit and the ease of sewing it up on a serger. There is no doubt this will soon be your & VIEW MORE...
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Kris Vierra
Thursday 8/18/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C45, D61, E77

New to longarm quilting and not sure where to start? This class will take the fear out of your machine. It’s easy to be overhelmed with the thought of buying a longarm, or of learning how to use your new, beautiful, and inspiring (but also terrifying and expensive) machine. If you’re VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/18/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

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...

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Lauren Jackson
Thursday 8/18/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

Now a days quilts are made with lots of negative space as quilt top makers are trying a more modern take on traditional piecing designs. As free motion quilters it is our responsibility to know how to best enhance these areas with quilting that adds interest and texture to our tops and doesn&rsqu VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/18/22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D51XY

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...

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Libby Ashcraft
Thursday 8/18/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D54

Print and Cut -- it's one of the most-used techniques with electronic cutters! The ability to print then cut your designs allows you to create a wide variety of projects to include stickers, invitations, and sublimation! We'll cover many different techniques for successful cutting, then w VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 8/18/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

We've all had it happen, we follow the pattern directions closely, yet the hem on your newly constructed garment fails to lay flat and smooth. Or you are asked to hem that gown, only to have it curl and stretch, or worse, the rolled hem pulls away creating more of a problem. Jim will explain VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/18/22
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...

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Kris Vierra
Thursday 8/18/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101

You may have seen these intricate, traditional Indian henna tattoos also known as Mehndi. They are beautiful in their intricacy, but have you ever thought about using these designs to add spice to the background of your quilt? It may seem like a daunting task until you know the technique. If you VIEW MORE...

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Pam Mahshie
Thursday 8/18/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F91X, G107

Sergers are for far more than edge finishes and garment construction. Come and explore the many creative ways you can use a serger for embellishment, and add texture in quilting and home dec projects. Decorative thread and kits for a mini table runner and tea towel will be included in this class. VIEW MORE...

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Lauren Jackson
Thursday 8/18/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F93X, G109

All the materials used to make a quilt will make a difference in the final look and feel of the finished quilt. Learn when and how to use different types of fabric from quilter’s cotton to cuddle fabrics, different types of batting from cotton to wool or a combination and types and weights VIEW MORE...

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Friday, August 19, 2022
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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/19/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X

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...

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Donelle McAdams
Friday 8/19/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H117X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason, it makes free motion quilting quicker and easier! Meet me at the drawing board to draw the stitch patterns you will use on your quilt blocks. The process is made easy using quilting templates to bring out the DESIGNER in you! Drawing your qu VIEW MORE...

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Libby Ashcraft
Friday 8/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

Take your ScanNCut to the next level with CanvasWorkspace.  CanvasWorkspace is a free, cloud-based web application that allows you to enhance or create your own original cutting and drawing designs. In class we will cover the basics of CanvasWorkspace, including all the tools you will need, VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/19/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H119X

Cords, cords everywhere! Today’s electronic conveniences all come with cords – charging cords, power cords, you name it. Tame that jumble of cords today! These handy cord minders are made from durable cork and marine vinyl fabrics and will keep your cords organized and labeled and the VIEW MORE...

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Eric Drexler
Friday 8/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
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...
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Jessica Cramer
Friday 8/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

Hawaiian shirts bring images of summer breezes and warm sandy beaches. Now you can make your very own. The skills you learn in class will prove invaluable to your sewing repertoire. Skills such as 2-piece collar construction; how to sew plackets and buttonholes; sewing a contrasting sleeve hem; a VIEW MORE...

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Nick Coman
Friday 8/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

This bias-cut blouse is a stunner. Made up in woven fabric, it skims the body while accentuating the right curves, and there is no need to be afraid of those stretchy bias seams. This blouse is all sewn on the straight of grain, making it a breeze to put together. This will be one of your go to p VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Friday 8/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
Take your serging skills to a new level while completing three creative bags. Pam will walk you through three different zipper insertion techniques and offer a lesson on different types of stabilizers that will make the job quicker and easier. By the end of class, you will be a bag making pro!
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Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

Can you ever have tooooo many totes? Absolutely not, never!!! We always need something to carry all of our stuff. This easy-to-construct tote will be completed in three hours and ready to fill!! For your tote pockets, you will attach and create piping with your sergers AND insert a zipper. Plus, VIEW MORE...

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Lauren Jackson
Friday 8/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

Love the look of feathers but not sure how to get the idea out of your head and onto fabric? Join in on the fun as we explore various types of feathers, their movement and structure as well as feather combinations that will take your average feather to Fancier Feathers in no time at all! Whether VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 8/19/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

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...

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Jim Suzio
Friday 8/19/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114
We've all been there; you attended a store event, you liked the sales pitch so much you bought all those fancy feet you "had to have" that you used once, if at all, and they are now taking up space in a drawer "somewhere." Now it is time to take them out and try them on once again, you might discove VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 8/19/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

With knowledge of different sewing skills the same pant pattern can be turned into any style that you prefer. Kathy knows the easiest fast ways and in this class she will share them with you. Lern more about basic pull-on waist,"Eat Cookies" comfy tailored waist, contour elastic waist, faced wais VIEW MORE...

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Kris Vierra
Friday 8/19/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J129X

Social media and the web are the must have tools to grow and expand your business. So why do you need both? Kris will cover everything from websites to Facebook and Instagram. Students will learn the basics of social media and the best use to benefit your business. Is there a best time to post? H VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Friday 8/19/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

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...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/19/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

There is an order to follow in making pattern alterations that will make all the difference in achieving successful fit. Receive tips on effective measuring and watch a demonstration of altering a pattern for a figure with multiple variations which so many of us have. It works wonders for figures VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/19/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

As we age our body also changes. Things have shifted or become rounder or hopefully slimmer. When dealing with the armhole, patterns may have the same measurement front and back. However, is your body really the same front and back? How will that affect the fit and look of the sleeve?  Let&r VIEW MORE...

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Donelle McAdams
Friday 8/19/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Meet me at the drawing board to see how creating designs with quilting templates for borders brings out the DESIGNER in you! In this class, we will be creating border designs. Use Westalee Design Templates from Sampler Set 1 and Hearts to cr VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/19/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J135X

This adorable pincushion and matching scissor case will add a touch of whimsey to any sewing room. They are both created in the embroidery hoop – no sewing required! Come learn how easy it is to create projects using the embroidery functions of your sewing/embroidery machine.

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Abby Riba
Friday 8/19/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K146X

When you open your closet do you find yourself staring in and thinking “I don’t have a thing to wear!”? Let’s dig into that closet and find out what you’ve really got. Abby will guide you step-by-step through the process of purging the unworn or not so flattering pie VIEW MORE...

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Libby Ashcraft
Friday 8/19/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K150X

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; Libby will show you all the tips and tricks she ha VIEW MORE...

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Kris Vierra
Friday 8/19/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K145, L161XY

You love finishing quilts and now you are thinking about making some extra money on the side or even going into business full-time by taking in customer quilts. But where to start? There are many questions to be answered when starting and running a longarm business including startup, pricing, sch VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 8/19/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K148, L164, M180

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...

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Nick Coman
Friday 8/19/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

This class is a continuation of hand beading basics. In this class we will take a lace motif and use silk ribbon, embroidery and beading to make a small element that could be used on garments, hats, or even as a closure. Lots of fun, no machines, just your needles, threads and beautiful shiny bea VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 8/19/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Hooped machine embroidery provides the base for this stylish petite clutch.  You'll then choose from a trio of embellishment techniques to make your own stylish additions. A fabric covered snap closure and finishing techniques bring it all together.  Select from hand beading, heat s VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Friday 8/19/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K152, L168, M184

Make this great wallet from Pam Damour, embellished with a lovely, embroidered sunflower. This wallet has six card pockets, a pen loop, two currency pockets, an outer pocket for your cell phone and a zippered pocket for change and other loose items. You'll want to make one for yourself and to VIEW MORE...

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Donelle McAdams
Friday 8/19/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

Now that you are familiar with Template Quilting, it is time to take a look at how to 'imitate' quilt stencils and design blocks. While you will not be making a "project", the samples you will create to take home will be a long time hands-on reference for your future template qu VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 8/19/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Connie is always on the lookout for great projects to share and this cute little tote for your sewing supplies and more is no exception. The piecing on the front is done quickly and easily using Ten Sister’s Easy Piecing Grid. No worries about matching corners. It all comes together perfect VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/19/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Unbelievable! A whole knit tee-top in just a few hours? Are you kidding me? You can do it! We promise! It’s quick, easy, looks very professional, and it’s all created with your serger. We have chosen a luscious, soft-as-butter knit in combination with its dyed-to-match ribbing to make VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/19/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

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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Lauren Jackson
Friday 8/19/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K157, L173, M189

Mandala quilting can be difficult to understand symmetry and implement designs in pleasing ways. In this course, we will learn how to find inspiration in the fabric dyes and use that inspiration to design ruler work and free motion combinations that will enhance our mandala pieces. We will utiliz VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Friday 8/19/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
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 invi VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/19/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

Many styles require more thought and care in alteration procedures. Styles without darts make it harder to alter for larger busts. Raglan and dolman sleeves are more challenging to alter for shoulder variations. Shoulder alterations can mean collar alterations, too. One-piece dress alterations ma VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Friday 8/19/22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L166XY

Did you know you can draw with an electronic cutter?  You will learn all the tips and tricks for drawing while creating a paper project. What are sublimation markers you may ask? They are markers designed to allow you to add your individualized touch to everyday items. Join in the fun while VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Friday 8/19/22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
N195XX

What makes a beautiful window treatment? It’s all about balance, scale, color, embellishment and quality craftsmanship. Learn industry standards from someone who’s been in the business for over 40 years. Pam will discuss mixing patterns, suggested fullness, construction tips, installa VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/19/22
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...

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Eric Drexler
Friday 8/19/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213

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 &ld VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 8/19/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N200X, P216

The heart fan is the 4th in Jill's asymmetric fan series and uses a template to shape the fan. It has an interlacing turned fan base for perfect curves and features machine "hand quilting". You'll have a choice between a new dimensional flower or an appliqué flower if you'd VIEW MORE...

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Kris Vierra
Friday 8/19/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N205X, P221

Learn how to spice up your quilts with a variety of background fillers. From the basic to the advanced, this class has something for every skill level. You’ll learn how to build on basic fills to create texture and dimension in your quilting. Learn fills for traditional, modern and art quil VIEW MORE...

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
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Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/20/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q228X, R244
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...
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Donelle McAdams
Saturday 8/20/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

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...

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Hands on Workshop
Libby Ashcraft
Saturday 8/20/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Connect with us to create a design in Brother CanvasWorkspace and then cut that design! With CanvasWorkspace you can create or enhance original cutting and drawing designs. Join us for the excitement and make sure you bring your computer with CanvasWorkspace downloaded. Follow along as we create VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 8/20/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

This class is a real mix of techniques. The pinks fabric makes use of a bleach pen to discharge color for blended variegation in the dimensional petals. The vases feature both appliqué shading and pencil shading; there is ruching for flower shaping; paper piecing for the background, colored penci VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Aine McCarthy
Saturday 8/20/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

Make an adorable free-standing wall hanging or door decoration celebrating the "Dog Days" of summer. You will stitch machine embroidery designs and embellishments while learning how to layer and trim so the project is completed in class - and all in the hoop! Everything you need to comp VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 8/20/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

Pockets! You always seem to miss them when you don’t have them. And what’s up with those teeny, tiny pockets they put in some garments? Let’s learn to sew our very own inseam pockets. They are a universal type of pocket that are fun and easy to sew. Nick will guide you through t VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Saturday 8/20/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

If you have ever taken a class with Marsha, you know that fun is in the making. If you haven’t, now is the time to join in the fun as you create a cute basket. It’s great for holding thread, bobbins, clips, etc...and it makes a perfect gift for that special friend. You will learn how VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/20/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

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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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/20/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
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 s VIEW MORE...
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Kris Vierra
Saturday 8/20/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

Love the look of custom quilting but concerned about the time or skills involved? Don’t like to start and stop, but still want that personalized quilting design for your quilt? Yes, you can do custom quilting quickly and affordably. Kris will cover how to get from one side of you quilt to t VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/20/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

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...

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Jim Suzio
Saturday 8/20/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

Texture can add so much interest to a fabric and can enhance a garment. Sadly, that fabric of your dreams is not always available. So, why not create your own? See various samples on how using a standard or wing needle can texture a fabric when combined with a utility stitch on the machine. How a VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 8/20/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

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...

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Eric Drexler
Saturday 8/20/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
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...
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Jim Suzio
Saturday 8/20/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242
Most fashion sewers have one, that "had to have" machine that makes the inside of our garments look good. Yep, you guessed it, the serger. Now is the time to bring that machine to the forefront of your sewing and see what fun tricks it can do. From creating a faux Chanel trim, to our own "Serger St VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Saturday 8/20/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

Many sewers and quilters shy away from projects with zippers. Why? Because they were not taught how painless the process can be. Join Pam in this lecture/demonstration where she shares her knowledge of zippers. She will show you eight different ways to insert zippers into bags, purses, wallets, a VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/20/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X
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...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/20/22
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S257X

Joe Vecchiarelli, professional garment fitter for Dancing with the Stars, will demonstrate how to alter a combination of commercial patterns and ready-made garments together to achieve an accurate and comfortable fit on the body form. With his trade secrets, you too can have better fitti VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 8/20/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
Designed for those of you with ideas, but not sure of the direction to take and for those seeking inspiration. Jill will have examples of how and where she finds her ideas. Get insight on how to turn your own ideas into a usable pattern with an interesting and exciting focal point and learn how to c VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Tana Mueller
Saturday 8/20/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S260, T276X

Why should children have all the fun? In this class you will be applying crayons and colored pencils to fabric blocks, enriching the project by shading, blending, and adding details. You will master the art of preparing blocks for tracing,  stabilizing the blocks and transferring the artwork VIEW MORE...

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Donelle McAdams
Saturday 8/20/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

Join Donelle and learn how to CREATE your own designs for template quilting. You will be drawing the stitching map for a 24-inch medallion with a 4-inch-wide border to complete the design. It is hard to believe that there are only 4 starts and 4 stops in this whole design. Amazing isn’t it! VIEW MORE...

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Libby Ashcraft
Saturday 8/20/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S262

Experience for yourself how easy it is to use an electronic cutter to create this charming 3-D shadowbox. As you progress in the making of the heart shadowbox, you will learn how to properly cut paper, as well as how to add dimension with multiple layers. Once you get started, you won’t be VIEW MORE...

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Kris Vierra
Saturday 8/20/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
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 binding VIEW MORE...
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Jeannie Plant
Saturday 8/20/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

Let’s make magic happen. Machine embroidery allows us to create projects simply and easily. We will take a prepared fabric panel and learn how to add mylar, applique techniques and lettering to the panel.  We will add borders, layer the panel with batting, watch a quilting demo, and fi VIEW MORE...

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Eric Drexler
Saturday 8/20/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
Eric will show you a few techniques to enhance the beauty of fabric prints to create one-of-a-kind pieces. You will be filling in the parts of the design with straight stitching and adding a “puffed up” 3-D element. Echo stitching is the final embellishment that gives this masterpiece a VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Saturday 8/20/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Quick, easy and accurate piecing all made possible using a piecing grid. In class, we will use 1 1/2-inch finished size grid to make the front of this handy zipper bag that is completely lined with no seams showing. The fun doesn’t stop there, we will jazz it up with a fold-over elastic and VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 8/20/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

From Pam’s newest book, Power Serge, experience a series of functional and beautiful techniques on the serger. Chosen for their popularity and versatility, Pam’s collection includes double piping, pintucks, zipper insertions, ruffles, pleats and more. Plus a trunk show to jump-start t VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/20/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

Learn how easy it can be to whip up a structured fabric basket using your serger! These baskets are very popular for organizing just about anything around your home and they make really great gifts, especially when filled with favorite things. A cute gathered fabric flower tops the basket off nic VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/20/22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
Kathy shares her 70 years' experience of finding the easiest ways to sew the clothes that she copies. You will learn how to finish a ruffle hem neckline using bias stay tape & sheer delight interfacing for perfect control, sew a scarf collar neckline finish from the Hallmark movie "Fixing Pete", VIEW MORE...
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Jill McCloy
Saturday 8/20/22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274
Flattering your figure is all about proportion, style and drape. This wardrobe of fast and easy garments that you design to reflect your personal style will keep you looking good, feeling comfortable and make a unique statement. Jill will illustrate and explain how to construct the many samples she VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/20/22
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T275X
Do you realize there is a direct relationship between fitting sleeves and fitting pants, think crotch shape and depth. All correlations will be revealed in this sleeve seminar. You may have a “mature” arm or a thin arm, forward arm joint, inward, or outward rotation of the elbow. These a VIEW MORE...
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General Admission
$10.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00
Project Pouch
$5.00

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