Fredericksburg, VA

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Pattie Otto
Tuesday 9/27/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB202X, MDB262X

A relaxed fit camp shirt is a must-have for every wardrobe. The drop shoulder and turn back collar lend themselves to unlimited possibilities, be it a blouse, comfortable short sleeve jacket, swimsuit cover up, etc. The fabric options are almost limitless, from pretty cotton prints to luscious ba VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Rae Cumbie and Carrie Emerson
Tuesday 9/27/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB204X, MDB264X, MDB304X, MDB364X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Are you tired of searching the stores for comfortable, well-fitting pants? Well, we have the solution! Rae Cumbie and Carrie Emerson have been working with all shapes and sizes of women for years helping them achieve pants that fit! VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 9/28/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB300X, MDB360X

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

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Wednesday 9/28/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

We can never have enough baskets and bins! In this class, we will learn all about different types of materials that can be used to create various forms of structure and shape for your fabric baskets and bins. You will create a pop-up bin perfect for travel; two fabric baskets with different struc VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Wednesday 9/28/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

Need to make a quilt fast? Heather will change your way of quilt piecing as she shows you how you can streamline your cutting, sewing and assembly time to make this lovely Irish Chain in a modern way. Options to make baby sized quilts, or a bed quilt will be part of this class. So, what are you w VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Wednesday 9/28/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X
No patterns, no waist or hip measurements, just style and fun. This loose fitting, drop shoulder jacket without darts is an easy and flattering jacket to wear. Once you have the base, you can add a flounce, pleats, tucks or front cuff band. This jacket can be made collarless or choose from a v VIEW MORE...
 
Thursday, September 29, 2022
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 9/29/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 4 X, B20

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...

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 9/29/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21

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 stitchin VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Thursday 9/29/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Have you ever thought about using your embroidery machine for quilting? Join Barbara to learn the best kept secret of using the embroidery machine to create a quilted pillow top which will teach students how to incorporate embroidery into their quilting projects using batting, fabrics, threads, a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 9/29/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
Half Square Triangles (HSTs) are awesome on their own, but what if we took them to the next level. We'll explore 3 different blocks that can be made from half square triangles. Layer cake friendly! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for details.

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 9/29/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Start your quilting process with Cheryl, who will guide you in all you need to know about cutting, pressing, and piecing these easy and modern quilt blocks. Make a star block in class and leave with ideas on how to create a full quilt top, along with quilting and binding suggestions so you have a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 9/29/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

This beautiful woven tee has a bias drape and cut on sleeves. There are only two pieces to cut, the sewing is easy, and the length and look are variable depending on the look you want. This is a great wardrobe builder that is easy to wear and versatile. Depending on the fabric you choose, it can VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 9/29/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

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

Registration Full
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/29/22
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...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/29/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

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...

Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/29/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3

Take your sewing in fun new directions, using the fabrics and threads you love while achieving successful results. Layer with invisible or artful techniques, that require no more than your basic sewing tools, to create garments that will be beautiful to wear for years to come. We will consider a VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/29/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

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...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/29/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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...

Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/29/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

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...

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 9/29/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C34X
If you are new to garment sewing, deciphering what all those crazy terms and numbers on the pattern envelope mean can be a bit daunting. During this class, you will learn how to decode the pattern envelope and see how the information given has evolved over time. VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/29/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X
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...
Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/29/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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...

Pattie Otto
Thursday 9/29/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

The alphabet has taken over the world of modern knit fabrics! ITY, DBP, DTY and more all add to the confusion. Names like Ponte de Roma, Performance, Liverpool and Scuba can cause your head to spin. Get to know the fiber, feel and properties of these hi-tech knits and how to sew with them. Pattie VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Julie Luoma
Thursday 9/29/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C36, D52XY

Explore new techniques of freehand cutting, template cutting and raw edge applique that will create movement and interest to not only this quilt top, but future quilt tops as well. You will be amazed how easily this quilt top comes together right before your eyes. You don't want to miss this VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 9/29/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 9/29/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

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 mach VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 9/29/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
Open up your creativity to make this modern, improvisationally pieced quilt with Heather Kojan. Improv newbies will appreciate baby steps to help you get out of your comfort zone. You'll be calling this your favorite technique in no time! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for detail VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/29/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 9/29/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/29/22
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...

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 9/29/22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D50XY

Unleash your inner designer by taking pieces and parts of various patterns to create your ultimate unique masterpiece. During this lecture, you will learn what patterns work best together, and how to make your creation fit properly.

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Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/29/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51

The hems used in any given garment can keep it simple and basic or elevate it to something more special. As the designer, you make the call, but since the hem is added last, sometimes its creative options are not considered in a rush to finish the garment. Explore easy changes to tried and true p VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/29/22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D53XY

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...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 9/29/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

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...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/29/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
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...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/29/22
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...

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Thursday 9/29/22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F85XX

If your motto is “Hand is a Four-Letter Word” then you need to take this class! You will learn about the tools that will make hand work F-U-N and enjoyable. Take a moment to learn a basic stitch or two and give hand embroidery a try, I think you’re going to have a new appreciati VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pattie Otto
Thursday 9/29/22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F88XX

Transform ordinary stitches into something extraordinary with a Wing Needle. This uniquely shaped needle manipulates fibers in a way you never thought possible. Pattie will share tips on fabric selection, proper stabilizing methods and identifying the best stitches to use with the wing needle. Af VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, September 30, 2022
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/30/22
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...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/30/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H118X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 9/30/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

A traditional Lone Star can be both paper pieced AND set into curved background units! The beauty of using just two colors for the star creates a positive-negative effect. Make one 18-inch block or several. We begin with pre-cut strips to make this go quickly and smoothly. The option of a circle, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 9/30/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

The classic Dresden quilt block looks fresh and modern, full of color, in the mini quilt. Pick up lots of tips during class to make this gem go together easily and perfectly. Make one as a mini, or make many for a full-sized quilt! Bring your own fabric; see supply list for detai VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kelly Garcia
Friday 9/30/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

Half square triangles don’t have to be boring! Greenbelt is created from one block using half square triangles. But don’t let the thought of making all those half square triangles scare you away. Kelly will teach you an easy method guaranteed to give you perfect results every time. So VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 9/30/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
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...
Jill McCloy
Friday 9/30/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
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...
Lorraine Henry
Friday 9/30/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

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...

Connie Palmer
Friday 9/30/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

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...

Michelle Umlauf
Friday 9/30/22
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H117, J133

Join Michelle as she gives you an overview of all the choices you have when it comes to creating and embellishing your next project with thread. This class covers it all from specialty thread, thread weight, decorative stitches, machine embroidery, quilting, hand work and more!

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Jill McCloy
Friday 9/30/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129
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...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/30/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

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...

Rae Cumbie
Friday 9/30/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J131X

What pants look best with the tops and jackets in your closet? Can you buy pants with the waist, leg and pocket details that you prefer? Take a quick look at how pants can complete a wardrobe and how to start every pair with one basic well-fitting pattern. Pants are not hard to sew, just tricky t VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/30/22
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...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/30/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J134X

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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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/30/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X

A well-made corset has a very carefully balanced fit. To create a beautiful shape that is wearable requires great attention to the distribution of ease and negative ease. Cheryl will explain the when, where, and why to adjust a pattern and offer suggestions for altering existing corsets, corseted VIEW MORE...

Pattie Otto
Friday 9/30/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X
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...
Lorraine Henry
Friday 9/30/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

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...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/30/22
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...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 9/30/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 9/30/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

Learn how easy it is to cut and piece these jewels with NO templates and no pesky y-seams. We use the markings on our standard acrylic rulers to quickly cut all the shapes. Debby breaks it all down in easy-to-follow steps to have you creating your quilt blocks in no time. 10 blocks arranged in a VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 9/30/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY
Come and learn how to create half rectangle triangles two different ways without special templates and learn some foundation piecing along the way. Heather will guide you on this journey while offering her tips and tricks. By the end of class, you will have the beginning of a stunning wall hanging VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 9/30/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 9/30/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K153, L169, M185

Palazzos are back! Contrary to popular belief, they are super flattering on just about everyone, and so very comfortable, like a favorite pair of sweats, but stylish enough to wear out. Create your very own pair of this simple yet elegant style with full or not so full legs. You decide. The secre VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 9/30/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

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...

Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/30/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

I’m not your grandmother’s quilter.  I like vintage linens and heirloom sewing, but I also like light up technology and high-tech gadgets.  I make every kind of quilt, from traditional, to art, to modern.  Enjoy my hilarious take on how being a little weird can make you VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 9/30/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

You've often admired the welt pockets on well-made garments wondering how they accomplished such a feat. Learn how with a few "tricks". Armed with the secrets to creating perfect welt pockets you’ll be able to create everything from a classic double welt to a shaped welt pocke VIEW MORE...

Rae Cumbie
Friday 9/30/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

Knit fabrics are everywhere and knits are even more fun when you learn about the piecing and embellishment techniques that take them from basic to artistic. Enjoy a trunk show of piecing and embellishing techniques that move knits from flat to fabulously multidimensional. Watch some of these tech VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/30/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

What’s the most commonly asked question of me when I make a tiny quilt? “What are you going to do with it?” Follow my journey as an art quilter and hear the answers I have to that question! Find out how working weekly and working small can help you define your artistic vision an VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 9/30/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
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...
Pattie Otto
Friday 9/30/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

The classic V-neck, so flattering to wear yet so many sewing challenges that present themselves. Pattie will show you how to stabilize, measure and calculate the correct neckband length to cut and how to apply a wide variety of styles from classic mitered V’s to overlap V’s. Also incl VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/30/22
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...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/30/22
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
N198X

Halloween is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to learn a new skill…working with faux fur. It can be a challenge but with Cheryl as your guide you will be sewing up a ‘furry’ storm in no time. Learn time tested tips and tricks to tame faux fur and complete thes VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Friday 9/30/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N199X, P215

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...

 
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 10/1/22
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...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 10/1/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

Remember those round, textured velvet pillows that were on everyone's sofas back in the day, and are all the rage again now? Guess what? Make one for yourself in miniature, as you learn Cheryl’s easy-to-follow hand smocking technique. This technique is great for adding texture to a proj VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Saturday 10/1/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

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...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 10/1/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

Seven Sisters is a vintage star block that has been streamlined for easy piecing with NO y-seams. Based on 60 degree diamonds, the addition of colored strips at the edges of the block create an extra design element. With just 6 large blocks (16 x 18-inch) and setting triangles, this 51 x 61-inch VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 10/1/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

Carnival is a fun, modern twist on a traditional Dresden quilt. Start by building a paneled background. Follow that with some fussy cutting to take advantage of striped/chevron fabric, and complete your workshop with two different applique techniques in this fun and productive workshop. < VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 10/1/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

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...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 10/1/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 10/1/22
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...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 10/1/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

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...

Pattie Otto
Saturday 10/1/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

Knit pullovers and dresses are the staple of many wardrobes and come in a wide variety of styles. Whether you relax in your favorite cotton tee, pull on a fitted knit tunic over leggings or slip into your best knit dress for a dinner date, there are a few fitting techniques that will help customi VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Saturday 10/1/22
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 10/1/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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...

Rae Cumbie
Saturday 10/1/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

Choosing the best project for each unique garment fabric will assure successful garments that look and feel great. In addition to learning to identify great garment fabrics, learn which thread, machine settings and needles compliment your fabric. Follow along with the sample kit to consider the n VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 10/1/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X

Explore basic to advanced e-textile techniques as you discover the fun of inserting lights into a range of fun projects. Expand on the concept as you learn to create a simple LED project, then watch as Cheryl takes it even further, adding sensors and switches. You don’t have to be an engi VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 10/1/22
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...

Jim Suzio
Saturday 10/1/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
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...
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 10/1/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

When you’re busy stitching, you probably don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to your social media marketing. But it is SO important in this new, connected world that you do. Learn about Cheryl’s strategies for maximizing your social media reach, and discover how to reduce the VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Saturday 10/1/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S260, T276X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Michelle Umlauf
Saturday 10/1/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

How would you like to take your pumpkin carving skills to a new level just in time for Halloween? Bring your own carvable foam pumpkin and learn some of the secrets that will make the carving experience a breeze. You will also discover a new use for a stabilizer that most likely never crossed you VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 10/1/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

Piece this bright and festive 16-inch block in a variation of an off-center Log Cabin. Triangle points are sharp as a result of paper piecing. It's easy to join the two curved units together and then learn how to set the block on point with pieced setting triangles. Make one block or make 4 - VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 10/1/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

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...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kelly Garcia
Saturday 10/1/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

Create your own walk of fame using the Wedge Star tool and some strip piecing.  Don’t be fooled by the complex look of the pattern, it is easier than you might think. We will take it nice and slow, one step at a time, and make wedge star blocks together.  Kelly will explain the us VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Julie Luoma
Saturday 10/1/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

Measure, chop and create amazing borders by using only strips of fabric. Creativity does not have to be complicated. You will be pleasantly surprised and pleased with where you can go when you let go of the rules. Sign up for this class with Julie today! Bring your own fabric and sewi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 10/1/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Using a serger to piece a quilt top? Absolutely! Come learn how quick and easy quilt piecing can be when done on a serger. Learn how to determine if a quilt pattern is suitable for serging, how to serge 1/4-inch seams and much, much more! You’ll even leave with a completed quilt top! Finish VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Saturday 10/1/22
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T273X
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...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 10/1/22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274

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...

Rae Cumbie
Saturday 10/1/22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

What interesting elements do you want to design into your DIY garments? Is there a scrap or fabric chunk that is calling you to action, a beloved out of date garment that needs refashioned or an embellishment technique that has captured your imagination? Spend some time planning for successful cr VIEW MORE...

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

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

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