Fredericksburg, VA

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 9/29/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting of your three-dimensional figure. Join expert fitter and designer Joe Vecchiarelli in this day long draping experience, as you work on your own dress form to create your personal bodice sloper -- your b VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Wednesday 9/29/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X
Ever wish you had a perfect hostess or housewarming gift on hand? This is your chance! Or you can just keep it for yourself! During this one-day class, you will learn how to embroider on several types of blanks, including a mini market tote, a tea towel and a mini apron. You will also sew up a VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pattie Otto
Wednesday 9/29/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X
Create a stunning zipped front vest or jacket with curved pockets using the Great Copy Denali Vest and Jacket pattern. Class will begin with try-ons to aid in selecting the correct size and Pattie is happy to help with any needed alterations. In addition to how to cut and sew lofty outerwear fa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Wednesday 9/29/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB306X, MDB366X
Want to learn to do free-motion quilting but don’t know where to start? Can you do a few simple patterns but you want to expand your creativity? Have you taken other classes and failed? Are you afraid you’ll ruin that beautiful top you spent weeks piecing? This is the class for you! RaNa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Wednesday 9/29/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB307X, MDB367X
The tiny new angel in your life will have sweet dreams under this instant heirloom set! This precious quilt with a coordinating pillowcase is sure to become two of your most favorite serger projects. Accented with Victorian embroideries, beading, and ribbons, this delightful quilt looks as if it too VIEW MORE...
 
Thursday, September 30, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/30/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

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

Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Thursday 9/30/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 4 X, B20
RaNae will be your guide as you learn simple, yet effective techniques to design, yes, design your own original spiral quilt. Start the design process by combining spiral blocks, then explore “seeing between the blocks”, flow forms, and different forms of symmetry. Even if you are not s VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 9/30/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21
Master the art of mixing a 24-step color gradation out of 3 packets of dye! Cover the basics of hand dyeing fabric and learn to take the color wheel beyond primary, secondary and tertiary colors. You will learn dyeing math, color terminology as well as the emotion of color. This is a great colo VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Jan Larson
Thursday 9/30/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6X
Hand sewing or quilting can be a relaxing way to pass the time while waiting for an appointment or watching TV but sometimes it is difficult to push the needle through the fabric and that is where a thimble comes in handy. It will allow you to quilt and sew in comfort. We will start with the ro VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Thursday 9/30/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 7X
Love tumbling blocks quilting designs but not the challenge of precision pieced Y-seams? Learn an easy, no-sew method using Laura’s newest diamond stamp set, paintstiks and fusible web. Have fun learning paintstik rubbing techniques, along with a fusible applique method to create a 16-inch squ VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Thursday 9/30/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Best foot forward, or path of least resistance? Either way, a workshop that starts at the beginning (or very nearly) of your machine embroidery experience is priceless! Discuss options, logical approaches, materials (including stabilizers) and designs, as you embroider your project in class. The VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 9/30/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

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

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 9/30/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Start your quilting experience on the right foot --- with Debby’s liberating, beyond-straight-lines, feed-dogs-down process. You’ll enjoy her simple methods for taking your stitches beyond beginners’ meanders and loops. In the dozen years she’s been teaching beginning machine VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 9/30/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

One of the coolest new trends in piecing is Interleave. This one will leave your friends wondering "How did she do that?" We'll learn the foundations first, then see how the interplay of simple shapes can make simply amazing patchwork. Once you learn the basics, the sky is the limit with this tec VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/30/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/30/21
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...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/30/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2
She does! When you have no one to help, you learn to fit yourself. The easiest way to do this is through measurements. Learn the art of measuring, the order in which measurements are used that, if followed, will simplify the fitting process. Explore techniques of a master fitter to obtain the ne VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/30/21
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...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/30/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B18X

The fashions of athleisure -- yoga pants, leggings and tops -- are now part of our everyday wardrobes. And they’re really fun to sew. Learn to make the most fashionable and wearable versions as you explore the components with an expert. Kathy, an experienced fitter who loves to work with k VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/30/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19
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 (and wing) needle can texture a fabric when combined with a utility stitch on the machine. How a VIEW MORE...
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/30/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B22

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

Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Thursday 9/30/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B23X

Complete a modern version of the classic cathedral window quilt block using Paintstiks®, stamps and fusible-backed shapes arranged on a background fabric. No experience necessary, just bring your sense of adventure! Explore and learn a no-fail, easy to assemble technique that requires no sew VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/30/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C39X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 9/30/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C40X, D56
Did you know that you can create 3-D projects in-the-hoop of your embroidery machine? It is quick, easy and fun to make in-the-hoop projects. You are in good hands with Michelle as your guide since she is a National Freelance Educator for Sulky of America. She will share her best stabilizer hacks an VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/30/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

Now that you've padded your dress from, it’s time to make it work for you!
Joe is here to answer all the questions you may have for where to begin. The front? The back? Do I use tissue paper or make a muslin? Let’s dive into that arsenal of garment patterns and see what we can VIEW MORE...

Julie Luoma
Thursday 9/30/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
You’ve finished piecing your quilt top and now it’s time for the borders. If you find yourself avoiding this step, let Julie inspire you with simple yet exotic borders that will perfectly frame your beautiful work. The best part is that these quilt borders are created using simple shapes VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/30/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

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

Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Thursday 9/30/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C36, D52XY
Ever since I started teaching Free-Motion Mastery in a Month, the question my students ask most often is "Now that I can quilt, how do I decide what designs to put where on my quilt?" Layers & Lines answers that question. We'll begin with four concepts: Story, Layers, Lines & Contrast. Toget VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 9/30/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY
With a modern approach to this ancient art form, discover the stunning snowflowers that can be achieved using fabric folding techniques including the elusive asanoha (hemp leaf) fold. Cindy will share her vast knowledge of the art and science of fabric dyeing along the way. You’ll be amaz VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 9/30/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY
Cheryl's done it again with even more textures you can add to your cosplay, garments, or quilts by hand! Learn more smocking, tucking and pleating techniques. Plus, you will be introduced to the rouleau technique which will allow you to add that extra special something to any of your projects. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/30/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 9/30/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
Scraps taking over your studio? Learn a fresh, modern string quilt block to tame your overflowing scrap bins, incorporating favorite small pieces too wonderful to toss. Heather’s tried and true tips and valuable hints for successful visual effects round out your classroom experience with joy. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/30/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY
“Little French Bonnet” is loved the world over and is possibly our most well attended class at Martha Pullen. This sweet bonnet is the perfect project for those who have never done any heirloom sewing, those who need a refresher course or those who want a handmade, precious baby gift. T VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/30/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

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...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/30/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49
Chanel. The one name says it all. Clean, elegant lines. Attention to one of a kind details. And, that braid... See various methods, from “basic sewing” methods to machine embroidery, on how to make your own braided trims to create your own one of a kind Chanel inspired garment. VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/30/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D50XY

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

Pattie Otto
Thursday 9/30/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
Racks are filled with them, as are your closets and drawers. Knits are everywhere, so why aren’t you sewing with them? A little hesitant? Palms a bit sweaty? Admit it. You're secretly terrified of sewing with knits. Put all your fears to rest during this fun and confidence-building class fill VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/30/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65
In our hectic lives, many of us find it hard at times to dedicate time to our fashion sewing (more so if you're on the road teaching it!). Needless to say, any shortcuts that help with time as well as improve our sewing skills are greatly beneficial to the end product. In class, we'll discover un VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/30/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F84X, G100

Discover why draping is the secret to truly fit the body and develop basic draping and patternmaking skills with hands on experience. Create a draped bodice (back and front) using a standard dress form, then turn the resulting muslin into a pattern using garment industry techniques. The resulting VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 9/30/21
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F88XX
Stitch up this quick and easy in-the-hoop roll-up organizer featuring piecing and quilting, right in the embroidery hoop, to create four pockets perfect for storing your favorite sewing notions, make up brushes, markers, and more. Ideal for taking along to class or on vacation. This is a great class VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Thursday 9/30/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105

Some feet new and some feet old,
Some sew stars and some sew cars.
O what a lot of feet there are!
It’s a class like no other and you’ll be able to experience the fun you can have with your feet…sewing feet that is. Marsha loves to have fun as she shares VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, October 1, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 10/1/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H119X
Learn to use a grading ruler to change up or change down an existing pattern size. Knowing how to grade a pattern allows you to achieve correct dimension and shape for all parts of the body, regardless of what size your pattern is. You can adapt a single pattern for multiple sizes (think bridal part VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Friday 10/1/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
Stitch up a super cute in-the-hoop needle notebook that will keep all your needles well organized. This adorable roll-up case features see-through pockets “sew” you can find your sewing, quilting, embroidery and serger needles at a glance. Discover how quick and easy it is to create proj VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Friday 10/1/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
Make a Baravelle spiral quilt that all your friends will say is simply amazing! Learn to draw, color and foundation-piece this special spiral quilt. You'll also learn how to select fabrics by color, value and pattern and pick up techniques for foundation piecing that make it easier than ever. Barave VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 10/1/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

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

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 10/1/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

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. Includ VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 10/1/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

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...

Jim Suzio
Friday 10/1/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

Gather tricks for everything from how to make an invisible zipper installation look near flawless, and how to make most any zipper invisible (without the hand work) to how easy it is to create a perfect double welt pocket on most any garment (all sewing from the inside). And then even more &hell VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 10/1/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

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

Pattie Otto
Friday 10/1/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

Get over it! If fear of inserting a zipper, cutting a buttonhole or stitching a welt-style pocket keeps you from sewing fleece pullovers, jackets or vests, this class is for you. Take the cure with Pattie’s fool-proof outerwear fleece techniques. Zipper challenges, like fabric puckering, VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Friday 10/1/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116
When sewists talk about sergers do you feel like you need a translator? Upper loopers…lower loopers… chain loopers…differential feed…five needles….WHAT??? You have got to be kidding! Kathy will start at the VERY BEGINNING, explaining the ins and outs of sergers an VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 10/1/21
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
H117, J133X
If we can fold, clamp and dye fat quarters and yards, why not quilt backs?!? After a year alone in my studio, I learned a few tips and tricks to folding large quilt backs solo, and I am eager to share them with you! When you use jumbo fabric cuts, you need jumbo itajime templates and jumbo clamps, a VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 10/1/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H118

Sewing with an unfamiliar fabric can be intimidating. What is the best way to handle a particular fabric? As an enthusiastic cosplayer, Cheryl has learned what it takes to work with many different types of fabrics. She will share the secrets of the trade to tame even the most challenging of fabri VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Friday 10/1/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

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

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 10/1/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J130X

It’s amazing how much information Kathy can pack into just one hour!  This is a great session for anyone who sews garments, offering so much of what we need to know, logically and with great samples to illustrate her lessons. Learn how to decide what fabric works best for your garment VIEW MORE...

Julie Luoma
Friday 10/1/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131
AnglePlay templates are incredibly easy to use, freeing you to be truly creative. Learn the art of choosing fabric to create out of this world designs. No paper piecing and truly easy enough for any level, yet the potential layouts fascinate even the most experienced quilters. Julie will take VIEW MORE...
Kathy McMakin
Friday 10/1/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

While you never really know what you’ll see in Kathy’s classroom, you can count on learning lots! And when it comes to sergers, she has much to share. Learn how to use the cover and chain stitch functions on the serger, the accessory feet that really make them sing and leave confide VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 10/1/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J134X
Demystify the intricacies of corset making. Learn the differences between the various corset types from under bust to over bust and undergarment to fashion. You'll learn the various materials needed to tackle your next corset project. Great for cosplay, couture, fashion, and historical re-enact VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Laura Murray
Friday 10/1/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K151X
Have you ever launched a project only to discover the fabric you have isn’t “quite right”? Learn paintstik techniques to transform fabric you may already own into batiks, dramatic prints, or subtle special effects with washable results. No artist skills required, and the techniques VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 10/1/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K152X
There is no easier or precise way to insert a zipper into your project than by using an embroidery machine! It also makes creating projects using vinyl a snap! Come join us and create this zippered bag with a vinyl window and see how easy it is to complete the entire bag in one machine embroidery ho VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 10/1/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

Learn about the specialty tools and notions used in the fashion industry for all types of pattern work, and how to use them for better, faster and more accurate results. These are the same tools found in the toolboxes of fashion professionals in NYC and Hollywood – they help you to move sw VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 10/1/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

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

Rae Cumbie
Friday 10/1/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147

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

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 10/1/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K148, L164XY

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'll d VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 10/1/21
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K149, L165, M181

Ready to kick your ice dyeing up a notch? This fun and productive workshop will feed your creative muse with magical mandalas, each bursting with beautiful, crystallized patterns. Create a collection of nine unique 22" x 22" ice dyed mandalas, perfect to use in your about-to-become magical projec VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 10/1/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K150

“I just don’t have enough hours in the day!” How many times have you said this when talking about your project backlog? When you adopt Cheryl’s best time and project management tips, you’ll find more time to do what you love. Make time for your sewing as you learn VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Friday 10/1/21
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K153, L169, M185

Baravelle spirals are one of the simpler types among the four Simply Amazing Spirals. They have huge "Wow!" factor, yet you won't believe how easy they are! Using the techniques in RaNae's best-selling book Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts, learn to draw, color and sew a Baravelle spiral block, inclu VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 10/1/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 10/1/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 10/1/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

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

&n VIEW MORE...

Michelle Umlauf
Friday 10/1/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L161XY
Michelle Umlauf is a National Sewing Educator representing Sulky of America who has a vivacious passion for thread. Learn how Michelle approaches thread selection. If you have difficulty selecting just the right thread to quilt, embroider, serge, or embellish your projects, Michelle can help you! Yo VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 10/1/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

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

Pattie Otto
Friday 10/1/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
Elastic waistbands, the ultimate in comfort for skirts, pants and shorts can be sewn with professional results every time. This class will show fool proof tips for both insertion and hidden applications that eliminates bulk. Pattie will discuss the appropriate elastic types, show you how to measure, VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 10/1/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L166XY
Does your cosplay, costume, or couture garment need a particular shape? Learn all about the historical and contemporary uses of various cages, bum rolls, farthingales, and panniers that allows your dress to have a particular silhouette. We'll discuss the crinolines on the market and when it&rsq VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Friday 10/1/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L167
When your car's not running, you go to the mechanic. Faucet drips, the plumber. Not feeling well, the physician. But where do you go when your embroidery design doesn't stitch out right? You know, that "perfect" design you saw online, beautifully flowing fills, textures, with detailed outlining. Onl VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 10/1/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L168XY

Pashminas are wonderfully versatile scarves that can be used in a variety of different ways! What better way to spice them up than to add machine embroidery? Come learn all the stabilization and design selection techniques that allow you to achieve beautifully embroidered pashmina scarves without VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 10/1/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
You saw the gowns on the runway, and now you want the details on "How did he do that?" Get the inside details on Jim's unique twist on traditional facings and necklines, as well as hem finishing techniques. From the rolled neck on the Sophia Loren gown, the "puffy" hem on the Bette Davis "All About VIEW MORE...
Rae Cumbie
Friday 10/1/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

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

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 10/1/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N196X, P212

Learn the fundamentals of draping pants as you work along with Joe to create a basic straight pant using a body form. Includes learning about taking proper measurements, comparing them to the body form, calculating for and drawing the initial pattern from those measurements and then tweaking it o VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michael Caputo
Friday 10/1/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218
Sometimes you’ve just got to have a little fun and what could be better than having your cake…Layer Cake that is, and sewing it too? You may have a Layer Cake or two lying around or wondered what you could do with that neat stack of luscious fabric … Michael had that same qu VIEW MORE...
 
Saturday, October 2, 2021
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Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 10/2/21
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...
Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Saturday 10/2/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229X, R245

Everyone loves batiks! Creating your own fabric is fun and easy with Cindy as your guide. She has been dyeing for years and loves to share her experience and knowledge of this artform. Cindy has an extensive collection of real copper tjaps and tjantings that you will use in class to create an aut VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 10/2/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

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

Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 10/2/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

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

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 10/2/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
Learn a variety of different techniques to create your own unique modern log cabin quilt blocks. The blocks are improvised, working with guidelines used to achieve certain looks. The log cabin block is one of the most versatile of all quilt blocks, allowing the creator to fool the eye, direct the e VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Michael Caputo
Saturday 10/2/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
A fun, simple way to bust your scraps. Each block of the Orbie Quilt only needs 2 contrasting fat quarters to create. Bring as many fabric options as you want and we’ll discuss fabric pairings to show off this fun block. Make it big or small, you decide. Michael uses a fun, fast and easy meth VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 10/2/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251
Start your quilting experience on the right foot --- with Debby’s liberating, beyond-straight-lines, feed-dogs-down process. You’ll enjoy her simple methods for taking your stitches beyond beginners’ meanders and loops. In the dozen years she’s been teaching beginning machine VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 10/2/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 10/2/21
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...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 10/2/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226
One of the best garments to show off your sewing skills is the classic dress shirt. However, with its many pieces, details, and top-stitching, it can be frustrating and very intimidating for new-bees as well as seasoned sewers. We'll discuss short cuts and techniques that will not only simplify c VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Saturday 10/2/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

Fleece is everywhere you look: catalogs, websites and store racks. And you should be filing your closet with these easy to sew projects. Jackets and pullovers can be sewn in an evening, hats, mittens and other accessories in even less time if you know the basics for sewing with fleece. Let Pattie VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 10/2/21
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231, R247

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

Connie Palmer
Saturday 10/2/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

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

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 10/2/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

All serger owners and prospective serger owners will love this class! Explore how the serger operates from the inside out as you learn how width is used to improve stitches, how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip to test your stitches for each new fabric and thread you use, a seq VIEW MORE...

Carrie Emerson
Saturday 10/2/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

Patterns are a basic element of the garment sewing experience, but the world of flat patterns is an ever-changing landscape. Consider the different types of patterns, the skills needed to manage those patterns, and the tools that will ensure your pattern work success. Learn to use a curved ruler VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 10/2/21
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S262X
Kiss the Cook with a personalized gift for the kitchen. Michelle will share with you the tool she uses to create unique designs to embellish just about anything plus be inspired to use your embroidery files to create templates for transfers. Take time out, relax and have fun as you learn how to succ VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 10/2/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
Have you struggled with sleeves that are too big, too small or just don’t seem quite right? Join Joe for this lecture-demo to learn about creating a sleeve pattern for you, from your very own measurements, which will start you on your journey to a sleeve that is well-fitted. See how the sleeve VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 10/2/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

Are you cosplay curious? Would you like to learn how to get started but don't know where to begin? You'll learn the basics of what to know before you go to your first event, the game plan for having a great time, costume hacks, and more! Seasoned cosplayers are sure to pick up some valuable tips VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Saturday 10/2/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
Racks are filled with them, as are your closets and drawers. Knits are everywhere, so why aren’t you sewing with them? A little hesitant? Palms a bit sweaty? Admit it. You're secretly terrified of sewing with knits. Put all your fears to rest during this fun and confidence-building class fill VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kaye Koler
Saturday 10/2/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S260, T276X

Love all the collage quilts, but aren't sure where to begin? Explore artistic and technical considerations as Kaye walks through the process, including discussions about choosing fabric wisely, placement, color considerations and the fusibles and the other materials that have worked best for her VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 10/2/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S263

Well, that’s the truth! Problem solving tricks abound in this class dedicated to clothes we love to wear as opposed to those that look best on the hanger. Discover to how to "fix" gaping necklines (besides taking in the sides, darts or shoulders), how to add elastic that doesn't gather th VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 10/2/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

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

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 10/2/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

Elegant linen needs only the simplest of embellishments and the technique on these pillowcases is not only befitting of elegance, but easy to do. A row of decorative machine stitching is framed by two parallel rows of hemstitching stitched over color-coordinated cording. This may quickly become y VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 10/2/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

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

Hands on Workshop
Michael Caputo
Saturday 10/2/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
Quilting with your walking foot is a great way to achieve professional looking results when finishing your quilts. Start with the basics of using your walking foot for effortless machine quilting. Then, dig a little deeper and see what more you can achieve with a various stitches and stitch patter VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 10/2/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 10/2/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
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. Is your body really the same front and back? How will that affect the fit and look of the sleeve? What to do? Let’s VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 10/2/21
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X
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...
Rae Cumbie
Saturday 10/2/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

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

General Admission
$8.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00

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