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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 3/16/22
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 b VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Wednesday 3/16/22
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...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Wednesday 3/16/22
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
Pam Damour
Wednesday 3/16/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X
You will have loads of fun making this versatile bag for yourself or as a gift. The bag is smaller than a tote, but big enough to carry everything you need, form cell phone wallet and keys, to a sewing project on the go. The best part is that it’s all made on the serger.

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Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Wednesday 3/16/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X
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...
Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Wednesday 3/16/22
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB305X, MDB365X
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...
 
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Thursday 3/17/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 1X, B17
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
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/17/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6X

Discover all the most useful techniques for embroidering the latest in "non-average" materials – cork! Create an in-the-hoop needle case that showcases a decorative spine created from embroidered cork fabric. Not only will you have created a unique and coveted sewing accessory, you’ll VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lyn Powers and Pat Sauer
Thursday 3/17/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
Learn easy motif placement as well as sewing on cork as you make this fashionable and useful tote bag. The fun does not stop there, Pat will show you how to add a twist with cut out embellishments to make the tote a bit more personalized. Fabric may differ from photo.

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Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/17/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 8X

Take the mystery out of inserting zippers and add fun decorative elements to any fleece project. Barb is here to share with you her fool proof method for inserting a zipper with ease and to show you that applique can be done with fleece just as easily as it can be done with cotton or wool. It&rsq VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Thursday 3/17/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25
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...
Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 3/17/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
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 squa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 3/17/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
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, quilting and binding suggestions so you have a solid plan fo VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 3/17/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
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 &ldq VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/17/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29
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...
Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter
Thursday 3/17/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A14X, B30
Quilting with a longarm machine can really speed you along to a finished quilt. Learn the basics of working with the longarm machine such as how to load a quilt, facts about thread, needles, tension and much more. Two students will share a machine, so sign-up with a friend or make a new one in c VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/17/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

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 3/17/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3
You have seen them in shops, online and in catalogs, those dress shirts with smooth plackets, matching pockets, crisp collars, and unique detail finishes. See how simple some of these designer details can be duplicated with even the basic sewing machines and skills. VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/17/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4

And you thought that a 10 Degree Ruler was just another ruler! Think again. This simple ruler can add so much variety and speed to your projects...use it to quickly decorate a jacket, make a table runner, a tree skirt or just piece 150 pieces of fabric in an hour. You will love the potential and VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/17/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

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 3/17/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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...

Pam Damour
Thursday 3/17/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B19X

The difference between custom-made and handmade is in the hardware when it comes to bags. Join Pam as she shows you how to install metal feet, make adjustable straps, insert wallet frames and more in this fun and informative lecture. It’s time to kick it up a notch with great looking bags! VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/17/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20
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 several VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/17/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21

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...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/17/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B22X

We’re drawn to them in all their bright colors, but how on earth do you get them into your hoop? Get your hands on one of our favorite project blanks and learn how easy it can be! What seems impossible becomes a fast and easy process when you know how to approach it. Perfect as a gift on VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Thursday 3/17/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B24X

The wing needle, also known as the hemstitch needle, can make so many projects easier and at the same time more professional looking. Barb will demonstrate how to hem and finish table linens, create interesting bindings for quilts and finish raw edges on a garment. Applique takes on a whole new l VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/17/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C35X

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...

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 3/17/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X
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. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C33, D49XY
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 VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

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...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36
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 pocket. You can even i VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY
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
Lyn Powers and Pat Sauer
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

Mesh is a fun fabric to embroider, and best of all, it can be super stylish and has easy care. During this hands-on class, students will learn how to waterproof the fabric, insert a zipper, and assemble the bag in the embroidery hoop, that’s right, now sewing required!

Fabric may
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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
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...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

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
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C42, D58, E74
Learn how quick and easy fusible applique can be when you use an applique pressing sheet. Join in a discussion of the various fusible web options available on the market today as well as how to enlarge or reduce your patterns for any project you like. Connie has made this project quick and easy by p VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C43, D59, E75

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
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY
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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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter
Thursday 3/17/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C46, D62XY
The Pro-Stitcher® quilting system integrates Handi Quilter’s world-class quilting machines with the latest computer technology to help you finish more quilts. Pro-Stitcher guides the machine to quilt any design you want to use, create, or customize. Learn how to set up a design, whether in VIEW MORE...
Eric Drexler
Thursday 3/17/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
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...
Abby Riba
Thursday 3/17/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
Let’s talk about why commercial patterns don’t fit and what we can do about it. First, we will start with proper body measurements and then apply those measurement to the pattern. We will discuss what to alter, which order to alter, ease, and making a muslin to test fit. Once you have th VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/17/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52

Seems just a few years ago, one was elated when they received a party invitation. Now, the feeling is often stressful, wondering what one can bring that isn't the cause for an allergic reaction or health hazard. Why not embroider something instead? How about a dozen cookie inspired VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/17/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53

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...

Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/17/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
Details always make the difference! From easy tricks for the smallest of garments, to creating perfect collars, added piping, pintucks, folded tucks, puffing, spaghetti bias, rick rack, covered buttons, pearl buttons and other embellishments….. you’ll explore dozens of wa VIEW MORE...
Kaye Koler
Thursday 3/17/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
Do you have a box filled with tee shirts that hold fond memories and you just can't part with them? Discover how to use them for a memorable, unique and fun quilt that really makes a statement. It's easier than you think with this fast strip piecing method! Really! VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 3/17/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69

“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
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/17/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F82X, G 98

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
Heather Kojan
Thursday 3/17/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105
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
Handi Quilter
Thursday 3/17/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F94X, G110
Quilting rulers are taking the quilting world by storm and for good reason. They make quilting fast and easy and are interchangeable to create a multitude of unique designs. Handi Quilter will show you the best practices for using quilting rulers on the longarm so you too can finish your quilts in s VIEW MORE...
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/17/22
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F81, G 97

The perfect bag for you is the one you can create yourself. Learn new and improved ways to make bag straps, bag bottoms, pockets, corners and zippers. Pam is a master at time-saving techniques and will demonstrate ways to improve your bag making skills as well as bag finishing techniques from her VIEW MORE...

 
Friday, March 18, 2022
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H113X, J129
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
Donelle McAdams
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X
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 quil VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Julie Luoma
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H115X, J131
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 worksh VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H117X
A well-made corset has a very carefully balanced fit. To create a beautiful shape that is wearable by a human 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, VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134
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 easy VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Lyn Powers and Pat Sauer
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135
Turn ordinary purchased placemats into an extraordinary dining experience with your embroidery machine. Pat will walk you through creating three assorted styles of placements that will expand your skills. Start with some applique techniques, add pockets for silverware and end with learning how to ge VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H120X

Create a one-of-a-kind tote, using hand sewn quilt blocks from the 1800’s, hankies from the 1950’s and a vintage button from Barb’s own collection. Barb will discuss how to get the most out of vintage textiles and how to handle them without compromising their integrity. You have VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
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...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

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...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139
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 features both appliqué shading and pencil shading; there is ruching for flower shaping; paper piecing for the background, colored VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/18/22
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...

Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141
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. Bring y VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter
Friday 3/18/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142
Free motion quilting is a great way to finish your quilts quickly and artistically. During this class you will learn some fabulous free motion techniques that can be incorporated into any quilt. Once you have the know-how, you will be finishing any quilt in a jiffy! Two students will share a mac VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/18/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

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...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 3/18/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J130X
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 cre VIEW MORE...
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/18/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132
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...
Connie Palmer
Friday 3/18/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J133

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...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Friday 3/18/22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J136X
We love to wear them, we should love to sew with them, too!  In this technique class, you will learn to create smooth, elegant seams, hems without bulk that do not roll, as well as perfect necklines. You’ll soon discover the joys of sewing a knit wardrobe you’ll be proud to wear. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 3/18/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K145X, L161
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...
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 3/18/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K149X
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...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/18/22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K150X

Perfectly designed to hold and protect small treasures such as earbuds, a special piece of jewelry or even change for the parking meter, this adorable little round case is constructed entirely in the hoop. Easy to make, definitely a stash-buster and ever so handy, your first one will be complete VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/18/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
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...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/18/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K147, L163, M179

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...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/18/22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148

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...

Hands on Workshop
Lyn Powers and Pat Sauer
Friday 3/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY
You will look good as you sport this vinyl top zip eyeglass case and hand strap, made In the Hoop! Students will pre-quilt fabric, and then embroider on vinyl. Zipper insertion will also be covered in this class. No sewing...just embroidery! The fabric in class may differ from the photo below.
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Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 3/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY
You won't believe how simple it is to create graceful curves of spaghetti bias that is shaped and stitched over peek-a-boo cotton fabric in this easy-to-finish pillowcase. The ready-made bias finishes the shaping process as quick-as-a-wink. You'll have a contemporary heirloom in less time than it ta VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nick Coman
Friday 3/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

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
RaNae Merrill
Friday 3/18/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K154, L170, M186

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
Heather Kojan
Friday 3/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY
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
Pam Damour
Friday 3/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter
Friday 3/18/22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K158, L174XY
Quilting rulers are taking the quilting world by storm and for good reason. They make quilting fast and easy and are interchangeable to create a multitude of unique designs. Handi Quilter will show you the best practices for using quilting rulers on the longarm so you too can finish your quilts in s VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/18/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

Because the steps are the opposite of what you traditionally do in sewing, some feel like they can't conquer paper piecing. That is simply a myth! Easy steps and a little instruction allow anyone to experience not only paper piecing success but paper piecing joy! Skeptics are welcome on this "han VIEW MORE...

Barb Callahan
Friday 3/18/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

You’ve heard the term recycle but what about upcycle? Upcyling is taking something you would throw away or something you don’t like and making it into something new and wonderful! Barb loves looking for old treasures like men’s jackets and ties, which have been staples in her ba VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Friday 3/18/22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L165
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...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 3/18/22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L166XY

Embroidery and your button box join forces in this wonderful play on a flower garden – embroidered greenery with button blossoms, cute as can be.  Learn how to pick embroideries which lend themselves to substituting buttons for parts of the design, and how to execute them flawlessly in VIEW MORE...

Kaye Koler
Friday 3/18/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
English Paper Piecing (EPP) is a traditional method of hand sewing fabric pieces together that hold their shape by being secured to paper pieces using either glue or thread. Once all pieces are sewn together the quilt top complete. The papers are removed and the quilt can be finished as you would an VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/18/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

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...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/18/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180
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 may b VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Friday 3/18/22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181

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...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Friday 3/18/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N193X, P209

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

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/18/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N194X, P210

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
Barb Callahan
Friday 3/18/22
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
N195X

Sashiko, a simple running stitch that was used in northern Japan to mend, strengthen and recycle household goods has come a long way. This simple stitch is now used to create decorative elements on garments, home décor and quilts. Come and see how this one stitch can add an interesting ele VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 3/18/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N202X, P218

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
Jill McCloy
Friday 3/18/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N203X, P219
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 prefer a flat surf VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter
Friday 3/18/22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N206X, P222
The Pro-Stitcher® quilting system integrates Handi Quilter’s world-class quilting machines with the latest computer technology to help you finish more quilts. Pro-Stitcher guides the machine to quilt any design you want to use, create, or customize. Learn how to set up a design, whether in VIEW MORE...
 
Saturday, March 19, 2022
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q225X, R241
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
Nick Coman
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q227X, R243

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...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X
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...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Small touches -- like this cleverly designed pillow cover – keep the seasons fresh inside your home as mother nature handles the out-of-doors. Created with a versatile neutral linen/cotton blend fabric, the 18-inch square pillow cover provides a quick-change pallet for an outer wrap and dri VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lyn Powers and Pat Sauer
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247
Almost any embroidery design can be turned into a patch or badge, and they are the perfect option for those hard to hoop items. During this hands-on class, students will create and embroider a professional looking badge while learning about what fabrics and adhesives work best to achieve a professio VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
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 squa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
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
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

Let us show you one of the best tools we have found to not only make a variety of quick gifts but to do it in a minimal amount of time. Six cuts using 6 fabrics will be enough for a Christmas tree skirt or a centerpiece. We'll show you several projects that you will love and make a 42" table runn VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

One of the “newest” sensations in the fashion industry is the wrap. Whether it’s a dress, skirt or even a pant, this style can be seen on the streets and runways alike. This versatile wrap pant can be made in many different lengths, from shorts to full-length, to anything in bet VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
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 the VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253
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...
Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter
Saturday 3/19/22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254
Quilting with a longarm machine can really speed you along to a finished quilt. Learn the basics of working with the longarm machine such as how to load a quilt, facts about thread, needles, tension and much more. Two students will share a machine, so sign-up with a friend or make a new one in c VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/19/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

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...

Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/19/22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228
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...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/19/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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...

Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/19/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244
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...
Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/19/22
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
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...
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/19/22
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S257X
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...
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

Making and finishing a project is always fun and after 40 years of sewing, Connie has figured out more than a few shortcuts and helpful methods for making things easier and faster. Discover invaluable techniques, while you enjoy a collection of quick gift ideas, as she shares her best-loved trick VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S259, T275
Luscious ribbons of all sizes and colors are folded and stitched in a variety of ways that transform them into beautiful flowers, buds and leaves. Kathy introduces these simple techniques along with how to hold your hands and fingers while twisting, flipping, rotating, or folding the ribbons. Lear VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260
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...
Abby Riba
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261
It happens to all of us. You make a perfectly fitting garment only to gain, or better yet, lose a few pounds and find that the garment is now uncomfortable to wear. Or you lovingly make a child’s garment and discover they have grown! What if there were a way that you could construct garments t VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Julie Luoma
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X
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; see supply VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Lyn Powers and Pat Sauer
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
This “In the Hoop” embroidery project highlights one of our favorite technique combinations, fabric, and vinyl. During this hands-on class, students will learn a unique vinyl layering technique and how easy scallops can be when done in the embroidery hoop. Fabric may vary from photo. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
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 quilting projects. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
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 ne VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X
You will be amazed at the artwork created with a simple straight stitch. In this introduction to free motion, you will learn how easy it is using some of Eric’s helpful tips and techniques. He will also bring show and tell of variations of this technique like redwork, monogramming, stippling, VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X
This great little clutch is an elegant accessory and easy as pie to make. And of course, if zippers have intimidated you at any point, you will quickly become their master during class. The Chrissie Clutch features zipper pockets made with Pam’s metallic zippers and pulls, a lining and strap o VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Saturday 3/19/22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S269, T285X
What is a Ruana? It is a versatile sleeveless over the shoulder wrap. Using basic shapes as a design canvas, the final outcome is totally up to you! Add sleeves and you have a jacket. Work with one fabric or join a number of fabrics together to spice up your design. How about  flatlocked insert VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/19/22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
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...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/19/22
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X

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...

Kaye Koler
Saturday 3/19/22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276
During this most informative lecture, you will get a better understanding of how to determine the amount of binding you will need for any size quilt, how to cut, sew and attach the binding and how to achieve that perfect mitered corner. And, for those of you who enjoy hand sewing, Kaye will also off VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/19/22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277
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...

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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