Class Descriptions for Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Lakeland

Lakeland, FL

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Judy Phillips
Wednesday 3/13/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB300X, MDB360X

Have you ever wanted to make a Collage Quilt and weren’t sure where to start? We have streamlined the process for you! Come prepared to leave with the beginnings of a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Each of these quilts are unique and take on a personality all their own. The collage technique ad VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 3/13/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X

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

Hands on Workshop
Hope Yoder
Wednesday 3/13/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

Take a creative journey with our expert instructor, Hope Yoder, in this unforgettable class that merges the worlds of machine embroidery and quilting beautifully. Discover the magic of crafting intricate in-the-hoop designs that bring a burst of summer to life. Join Hope as she guides you through VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Wednesday 3/13/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X

Dive into crafting your own organizer using our 10-inch frame, featuring five removable clear vinyl pockets secured with hook and loop fasteners. Whether for sewing supplies, toiletries, travel essentials, or art materials—this versatile project has you covered! Your kit comes complete with VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Wednesday 3/13/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB306X, MDB366X

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

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Wednesday 3/13/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB307X, MDB367X

Let us have a Serger Party…. A Sleepover Party that is! Serge a knit pajama top and a pair of woven cotton pajama pants. This top has a crisscross yoke accented with serger piping and decorative serging. If you add a little length, the top can be worn as a tunic or as a nightshirt. Do you VIEW MORE...

Judy Kessinger
Wednesday 3/13/24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB308X, MDB368X

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

 
Thursday, March 14, 2024
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Laura Kay Houser
Thursday 3/14/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 1X, B17

Indulge in creative harmony as you join us in crafting a delightful hexagon flower candle mat. This workshop seamlessly blends the precision of English paper piecing with the cozy charm of wool applique, offering a unique and rewarding crafting experience. Illuminate your space with the warm glow VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/14/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X

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

Eric Drexler
Thursday 3/14/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5X

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

Hands on Workshop
Hope Yoder
Thursday 3/14/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Step into a world where the artistry of machine embroidery blends harmoniously with the timeless tradition of quilting in our In-The-Hoop Towel Wrap workshop. Immerse yourself in the crafting of a charming mini quilt project, a towel wrap that seamlessly blends elegance with your unique style. Be VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Toni Hill
Thursday 3/14/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

Dive into the world of quilting in-the-hoop on an embroidery machine! Discover how to incorporate built-in design fills on the embroidery machine to create a beautiful, quilted masterpiece. Experience the efficiency and simplicity of assembly with Sash-In-A-Dash, making the assembly process easy, VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/14/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Little French Bonnet is loved all over the world and is 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. The techniques use VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 3/14/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

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

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Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/14/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26

Loads of techniques are packed into this petite masterpiece! Unveiling a symphony of techniques within a charming mini wall hanging, this creation boasts three exquisite appliqué methods, including the enchantment of dimensional feathers. Adorned with delicate scribble stitch highlights dancing u VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/14/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

Join this comprehensive workbook class where you will explore six essential serger techniques. Gain a deeper understanding of your serger and acquire valuable skills that will enhance your overall sewing proficiency. Master the art of using your serger to:

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Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Thursday 3/14/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

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

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Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter Educator
Thursday 3/14/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A13X, B29

Does longarm quilting interest you and you’d like to learn more about it? This class removes the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, and vital facts about thread, needles, and tension. Handi Quilter longarm machine and fram VIEW MORE...

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Heather Dunn
Thursday 3/14/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

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

Judy Phillips
Thursday 3/14/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4

Finding the latest and greatest notions and gadgets to make the most of our sewing and quilting experience is fun! It also makes our craft so much more enjoyable. But more important is understanding how to use them. In this lecture we will go through many products on the market to help elevate ou VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Amanda Gerard
Thursday 3/14/24
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A14, B30

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

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 3/14/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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

 

Bid farewell to the frustrati VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/14/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

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

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/14/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20

Bust the Myth: Embrace Paper Piecing Success with Ease! Contrary to traditional sewing steps, paper piecing may seem challenging, but it is time to debunk that myth. Join us for a transformative experience where simple steps and expert guidance turn skeptics into believers. Discover the joy of pa VIEW MORE...

June Colburn
Thursday 3/14/24
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X

Dive into the Rich Tapestry of Batiks: A Journey from Royal Robes to Contemporary Marvels. Uncover the fascinating history and cultural significance of hand-dyed, wax-resist batiks in Indonesian heritage. Delve into the intricate process of Princess Mirah's batik factory, where skill VIEW MORE...

Hope Yoder
Thursday 3/14/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C36X

Have you heard of wine pairing? In this enlightening course, Hope will teach you the formula she uses to pair various fabric types with the perfect stabilizer based on design density and stitch count.

 

If you have ever wondered why something looked good until yo VIEW MORE...

Joyce Keske
Thursday 3/14/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X

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

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 3/14/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C38X

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

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Hands on Workshop
June Colburn
Thursday 3/14/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C33, D49XY

Are you careful, confused, or intimidated when choosing colors for a project? Learn the rules, secrets, and tips to help you relate color to your life, wardrobe, quilt projects and home decor. Using 50+ fabric swatches to fill a 7-page workbook, create a reference guide that will help you for yea VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 3/14/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C34, D50XY

Embrace the return of a fan-favorite workshop! Donelle is back by popular demand, ready to guide you through the art of rulerwork design. Whether you are a novice just starting your stitching journey or a seasoned pro, this class offers valuable insights for all skill levels. In this engaging thr VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 3/14/24
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

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
Toni Hill
Thursday 3/14/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C39, D55, E71

Learn to design and bring to life a unique masterpiece using the shapes that are built into the embroidery machine. Learn how to add a quilting design around the applique, and expertly stitch out the blocks to be the focal points for your table runner. Watch the table runner take shape as you lea VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Thursday 3/14/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C40, D56, E72

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

Hands on Workshop
Sara Robitaille
Thursday 3/14/24
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
C41, D57, F89XX

Everything but the Sewing Machine Tote is the perfect solution to organize all your sewing needs! This case is a must-have if you take sewing classes, like to sew and travel or attend expos where you need to bring everything, because who would not bring their whole dang sewing room along if they VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jaymi Horne
Thursday 3/14/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

If you have been wondering what to do with that pile of shirts, look no further. Discover the joy of transforming your cherished collection of T-shirts into a cozy masterpiece with Jaymi’s self-proclaimed World's Easiest T-Shirt Quilt class! This class is designed for beginners VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 3/14/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It is the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you are 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...

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/14/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY

Join this dynamic workshop where you will create three stylish bags exclusively using a serger. Designed to be completed in just three hours, you will not only produce beautiful bags but also gain valuable skills applicable to a range of projects. Start your bag-making journey with the Easy Bindi VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter Educator
Thursday 3/14/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C45, D61XY

Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting – and it is easier than you think! If you have ever thought about giving free motion a try, this class is for YOU! Join us as we show you how to create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuou VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Judy Phillips
Thursday 3/14/24
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
C46, D62, F94X, G110

Dive into the creative process and craft a versatile and stylish backpack that seamlessly combines functionality with a touch of fun. This hands-free accessory is perfect for any outing, offering a secure foldover top and closure, ensuring your belongings stay safe and organized. With a convenien VIEW MORE...

Connie Spurlock
Thursday 3/14/24
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D51XY

Unlock the Secrets of Sweatshirt Mastery! Join us for a comprehensive class covering what to do and not do, tips, tricks, and shortcuts. From critical choices to creative options, you will leave feeling like you have graduated from Sweatshirt University. Discover how to craft unique, comfortable, VIEW MORE...

Rhonda Pierce
Thursday 3/14/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D52

Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle before it breaks really that important? What needle should I use? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 3/14/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53

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

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Thursday 3/14/24
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D54, E70

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

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/14/24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68

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

Hands on Workshop
Rae Imdieke
Thursday 3/14/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F81X, G 97

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

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Thursday 3/14/24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F86X, G102

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

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 3/14/24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F88XX

This retro wallet, a beloved accessory from the 90s, makes a stylish comeback. Join our workshop to craft your own retro-inspired wallet with a modern twist. The features of the retro wallet you will be creating include six card slots, two small pockets, and a currency pocket. The design combines VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jaymi Horne
Thursday 3/14/24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F90XX

Join us in the joy of crafting as we create a practical and stylish fabric basket! In this hands-on workshop, you will be the designer, choosing the size and design elements that match your unique style. Discover the art of weaving as you bring together strips of fabric to craft a beautiful and f VIEW MORE...

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Friday, March 15, 2024
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H113X, J129

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

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H114X, J130

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

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Eric Drexler
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X

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

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

Transform a basic sweatshirt into a stylish jacket with a touch of creativity by incorporating faux chenille appliqué using advanced machine embroidery techniques. Elevate the garment by employing expert sewing skills to achieve a polished and refined finish. This DIY project merges comfort with VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Fran Brown
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Creating a personalized tea towel with an applique design using an embroidery machine is a delightful and creative project. Fran will teach you how to create the applique design, and how to use the built-in fonts to add that special something and this is all done in the hoop. Absolutely no sewing VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Julie Luoma
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

Get ready to unlock your creativity and learn the art of making beautiful, interchangeable pillows and table runners in just a few hours. In this class, we will guide you through each step of the process of creating stunning pillows that will add a touch of elegance to any space or may be used as VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

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

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

Fun fabrics make for a FUN class. The fabrics from Loralie have been loved and appreciated by many for years. Enjoy these wonderful fabrics as you create some great quick projects Connie will enlighten you with speedy shortcuts while making a quick tote bag, an apron, and a little kitchen surpris VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

Embark on a creative journey as you delve into the world of serger finishing techniques. This hands-on experience will not only enhance your sewing skills but also result in a beautiful pillow adorned with intricate details. Get up close and personal with the serger to craft a piece that reflects VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

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

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Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter Educator
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H125X, J141

Experience the future of quilting with Pro-Stitcher, the intuitive computer-guided system crafted for Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. Dive into the world of user-friendly and easy-to-operate technology, where each function unfolds in a step-by-step process that is both simple and enjoyab VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Legit Kits Ambassador
Friday 3/15/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H126X, J142

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

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Classic Sewing Educator
Friday 3/15/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

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

Jim Suzio
Friday 3/15/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117

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

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/15/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

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

Rhonda Pierce
Friday 3/15/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle before it breaks really that important? What needle should I use? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. VIEW MORE...

June Colburn
Friday 3/15/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J133

Embrace the beauty of Japanese fabrics as we explore ways to adapt kimono fashion for all body types. Whether altering sizes or repurposing exquisite fabrics, we will showcase a range of garments, from simple tunics and sundresses to intricately embellished evening wear—some even featured i VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 3/15/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K146X

We all have garments in our wardrobe that fit well and feel fabulous when worn. Wouldn’t it be great if you could take a pattern from those same finished garments and create a whole new wardrobe of styles inspired by your favorite looks? Kathy will guide you through taking a 3-dimensional g VIEW MORE...

June Colburn
Friday 3/15/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K148X

Embark on a Visual Odyssey: Japanese Textile Artistry Through the Ages. Explore the legacy of Japanese artisans who, long before our country was founded, crafted wearable works of art using techniques now known as surface design. Marvel at the breathtaking effects perfected by these masters, from VIEW MORE...

Pam Damour
Friday 3/15/24
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K149X

The secret is out! A great bag does not just happen, it takes research, engineering, and planning to succeed. Pam has done all the research and is going to share her discoveries with you. She will help you determine the best stabilizers, zippers, and hardware for your bag, as well as demonstrate VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 3/15/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K145, L161, M177

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

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/15/24
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147

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

Hands on Workshop
Karla Herrin
Friday 3/15/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

From rags and scraps to riches. Explore three different styles of bracelet bling including machine embroidery in-the-hoop and sewing machine decorative stitches. Complete your outfit with matching bracelets for a total fashion statement. Using supplies and fabrics you may already have in your sew VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Fran Brown
Friday 3/15/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Constructing a vinyl clutch entirely in-the-hoop with embroidery is not only a fun and innovative project but also a great way to explore the capabilities of modern embroidery machines. Combining hooping, adding a monogram, and incorporating a zipper for a fully lined bag involves a step-by-step VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Friday 3/15/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K152, L168, M184

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

Hands on Workshop
Judy Phillips
Friday 3/15/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K153, L169, M185

Traditional Dresden plates are a wonderful way to use up your fabric stash. Learn how to make this spectacular Dresden Bloom wall hanging the effortless way, using printed fusible interfacing from QuiltSmart. This ingenious method allows for curved and/or pointed blades, the choice is yours. Sewi VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Friday 3/15/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 3/15/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Do you love that vintage look but think you do not have enough sewing time to complete something so intricate? Well, think again! Heirloom details completed on your serger are fast, fun and easy. Never done heirloom before? Absolutely no worries! Kathy will introduce you to the world of heirloom VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Friday 3/15/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

Are you new to sergers or curious about what they can do? In this hands-on class, you will learn a variety of serger techniques; quilt piecing, easy zipper insertion and how to go around corners with piping! You will learn about the different types of serger stitches and when to use them, giving VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter Educator
Friday 3/15/24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K157, L173XY

Discover the art of precision and consistency in quilting with design rulers and templates! Elevate your craftsmanship as these handy tools guide you in placing designs with accuracy and stitching them out precisely. Master the safe use of rulers and templates with the ruler base and Handi Quilte VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Rae Imdieke
Friday 3/15/24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K158, L174, M190

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

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 3/15/24
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
L162, M178

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

Lorraine Henry
Friday 3/15/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

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

Connie Spurlock
Friday 3/15/24
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

Discover the extraordinary potential within the seemingly ordinary with our 10-Degree Ruler. Far beyond a typical ruler, this versatile tool is a game-changer for your projects, introducing a new level of variety and speed into your creative endeavors.

 

Unlock a world of VIEW MORE...

Donelle McAdams
Friday 3/15/24
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L165XY

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

 
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
June Colburn
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q225X, R241

Designing small collages can be a delightful and creative way to express yourself. Learn the art of cutting, layering, coordinating, and accenting fabrics to create beautiful tiny compositions. You will have your choice of fabrics for the two kits you will be working on. The process of creating c VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q226X, R242

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

Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X

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

Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

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

Hands on Workshop
Pat Sauer
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

Explore innovative techniques as you delve into the captivating fusion of in-the-hoop yarn couching and machine embroidery to adorn a self-lined boxy bag. Immerse yourself in the seamless process facilitated by the innovative, embroidery-only machine by Brother, the XE2—a user-friendly marv VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Julie Luoma
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

Curious about quilting or don't know where to start? Julie will walk you through creating four simple quilt blocks while explaining quilting terms and demonstrating techniques. We will stitch it all together and you will leave ready to make quilts and join this big family of quilters. A sense VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Ellen Ault
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

Embark on a quilting adventure with Ellen as she unveils her passion for Half Rectangle Triangles (HRTs) and introduces you to the simplicity of constructing them using the innovative HuRTy ruler. Join this exciting class to witness the transformation of a classic shape into modern designs and la VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

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

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

Can you ever have too many totes? Absolutely not, never!!! We always need something to carry all 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, learn VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

Step into the fascinating world of serging with Pam Damour as your expert guide. Discover how much fun and ease serging can bring to your sewing projects. Pam has taken care of everything for you! Your kit will include all the materials and tools you need for the projects. No need for prep -- jus VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Handi Quilter Educator
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q237X, R253

Does longarm quilting interest you and you’d like to learn more about it? This class removes the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, and vital facts about thread, needles, and tension. Handi Quilter longarm machine and fram VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Saturday 3/16/24
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q238X, R254

Tired of your purse constantly taking a backseat? Join our Drive in Style series to discover some ingenious solutions to keep your essentials within arm's reach while on the road. In this hands-on session, we will guide you through the creation of a stylish and functional purse organ VIEW MORE...

Heather Dunn
Saturday 3/16/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

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

Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/16/24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228

Unlock your full creative potential with this empowering class—where better is not just a goal but a guarantee. Discover a smoother, more efficient, and faster approach to tasks, transforming your experience into a joyous journey free of headaches. With over 30 years of expertise as a seaso VIEW MORE...

Jaymi Horne
Saturday 3/16/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

Unleash your creativity in this dynamic lecture where you will learn the art of designing your own bags from scratch. Dive into the fascinating process of calculating measurements and determining fabric requirements with expert guidance. Explore a gallery of inspiring samples and let your imagina VIEW MORE...

Judy Phillips
Saturday 3/16/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244

Finding the latest and greatest notions and gadgets to make the most of our sewing and quilting experience is fun! It also makes our craft so much more enjoyable. But more important is understanding how to use them. In this lecture we will go through many products on the market to help elevate ou VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 3/16/24
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245

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

 

Disco VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/16/24
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S267X

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

Hands on Workshop
Laura Kay Houser
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S257, T273X

Our workshop invites you to explore the enchanting realm of handcrafted functional art, promising a delightful experience for all skill levels. Immerse yourself in the magic of hand embroidery, appliqué, and English paper piecing as you craft a personalized pincushion that beautifully captures yo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S258, T274X

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

Amanda Gerard
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259

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

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260

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

June Colburn
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261

Unveiling the Beauty of Boro: A Journey through Japan's Textile Legacy. Immerse yourself in the poignant tale of the Boro tradition, where resilient communities faced extreme poverty yet cherished and meticulously preserved their textiles for generations. Boro, meaning rags, captures the esse VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joyce Keske
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

Embark on a stitching adventure with our Drive in Style series, where creativity meets practicality! If you find joy in collecting take-out napkins and dream of a stylish way to keep them neat, clean, and accessible in your car, then this is the class you have been waiting for! In this hands-on m VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pat Sauer
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X

Discover the magic of sublimation in our thrilling class led by experts Pat, Kris, and Connie! Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience as we dive into the basics of sublimation using the innovative Brother Sublimation Printer and the innovative Artspira App. Get ready to be captivated as w VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the daunting task of binding your quilt flawlessly? Fear not! In this exciting class, we are here to empower you with the skills and confidence to master quilt binding without stress.

 

Discover the secrets to achieving perfect strip binding VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Legit Kits Ambassador
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X

Embark on an exciting quilting journey with our Building Blocks mini quilt class! Discover the revolutionary block approach crafted by Legit Kits and unravel the secrets to frustration-free sewing. No curves or Y seams are involved, just pure quilting joy! The Building Blocks mini quilt features VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Say goodbye to the frustration of tangled cords and cluttered spaces. The Isabel is your versatile solution to keep everything in order. Whether it is unruly electronic cords, a surplus of medications, a makeup collection, or a stash of sewing supplies, Isabel is designed to streamline and declut VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S268, T284X

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

Hands on Workshop
Judy Phillips
Saturday 3/16/24
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S270, T286X

Unlock your creativity with our Perfect Pair workshop where you will only cut the fabric once but end up with two matching bags! Dive into the world of bag making and conquer your fears of zippers. Perfect for beginners, this hands-on experience will guide you through crafting two stylish bags, i VIEW MORE...

Susan Miller
Saturday 3/16/24
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275

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

Amanda Gerard
Saturday 3/16/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T276X

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

Donelle McAdams
Saturday 3/16/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T277X

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

Hands on Workshop
Jim Suzio
Saturday 3/16/24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T283X

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

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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