Novi, MI

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Wednesday 11/10/21
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
RaNae Merrill
Wednesday 11/10/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB301X, MDB361X
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...
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Hands on Workshop
Pattie Otto
Wednesday 11/10/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X
Create a stunning zipped front vest or jacket with curved pockets using the Great Copy Denali Vest and Jacket pattern. Class will begin with try-ons to aid in selecting the correct size and Pattie is happy to help with any needed alterations. In addition to how to cut and sew lofty outerwear fa VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Wednesday 11/10/21
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB303X, MDB363X

The serger can do so much more than just finish seams. Pam has pushed the limits on the creative use of the serger and she even wrote a book about it, Power Serge, and will share some of her best embellishing and finishing techniques. Serge your way to a new favorite carry all and build VIEW MORE...

 
Thursday, November 11, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 11/11/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X

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

Abby Riba
Thursday 11/11/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X
Looking your best starts with choosing the most flattering colors for you. We will begin with a discussion of color theory, how and why certain colors look good on you and then expand the discussion into complimentary colors and prints. With a better understanding of color, evaluate your current war VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Thursday 11/11/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 4 X, B20
RaNae will be your guide as you learn simple, yet effective techniques to design, yes, design your own original spiral quilt. Start the design process by combining spiral blocks, then explore “seeing between the blocks”, flow forms, and different forms of symmetry. Even if you are not s VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Thursday 11/11/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

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

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 11/11/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

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

Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 11/11/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
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
Eric Drexler
Thursday 11/11/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

Yes, Eric is playing with thread again and this time he is mixing it up! He is going to treat you to a wonderful trunk show full of inspiration, show you how and when to use Tsukineko® ink, and then on to the REALLY fun part… embellishing with Sulky® threads to create a quilt piece VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 11/11/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 11/11/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27

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
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 11/11/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28
Master the art of mixing a 24-step color gradation out of 3 packets of dye! Cover the basics of hand dyeing fabric and learn to take the color wheel beyond primary, secondary and tertiary colors. You will learn dyeing math, color terminology as well as the emotion of color. This is a great colo VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/11/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form. Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper pattern (flat) to you VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 11/11/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5
One of the best garments to show off your sewing skills is the classic dress shirt. However, with its many pieces, details, and top-stitching, it can be frustrating and very intimidating for new-bees as well as seasoned sewers. We'll discuss short cuts and techniques that will not only simplify c VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Thursday 11/11/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

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

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 11/11/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18
She does! When you have no one to help, you learn to fit yourself. The easiest way to do this is through measurements. Learn the art of measuring, the order in which measurements are used that, if followed, will simplify the fitting process. Explore techniques of a master fitter to obtain the ne VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 11/11/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19

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 as she shares her best-loved tricks for finishing your projects. You will take that l VIEW MORE...

Jim Suzio
Thursday 11/11/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B21
When your car's not running, you go to the mechanic. Faucet drips, the plumber. Not feeling well, the physician. But where do you go when your embroidery design doesn't stitch out right? You know, that "perfect" design you saw online, beautifully flowing fills, textures, with detailed outlining. Onl VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 11/11/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C37X

There are three different methods of pattern alteration one may use - the original slash and spread, the pivot and slide which was more accurate in many cases, and now the "new" seam method which was developed off the pivot and slide but is much more "user friendly". It has produced many "Ah-ha" VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 11/11/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C38X

Many times, these adorable bodysuits are the first thing to come to mind when a machine embroiderer wants to foray into embroidery on knits. Then comes the excitement of bringing one (or more) home and getting ready to embroider – almost always followed by “Oh my! How am I going to do VIEW MORE...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/11/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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

Pattie Otto
Thursday 11/11/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34
Racks are filled with them, as are your closets and drawers. Knits are everywhere, so why aren’t you sewing with them? A little hesitant? Palms a bit sweaty? Admit it. You're secretly terrified of sewing with knits. Put all your fears to rest during this fun and confidence-building class fill VIEW MORE...
Connie Spurlock
Thursday 11/11/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

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 the outcome.

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Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Thursday 11/11/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C36, D52XY
Ever since I started teaching Free-Motion Mastery in a Month, the question my students ask most often is "Now that I can quilt, how do I decide what designs to put where on my quilt?" Layers & Lines answers that question. We'll begin with four concepts: Story, Layers, Lines & Contrast. Toget VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 11/11/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 11/11/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY
Scraps taking over your studio? Learn a fresh, modern string quilt block to tame your overflowing scrap bins, incorporating favorite small pieces too wonderful to toss. Heather’s tried and true tips and valuable hints for successful visual effects round out your classroom experience with joy. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Thursday 11/11/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY
Sunset #19 is beautiful in its simplicity and is easily created with half-triangle-squares. These shapes are very versatile and the possibilities are endless. However, sewing them together is harder than it looks. Let Nelly show you several ways to make them and then how to sew them together to get VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 11/11/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
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
Thursday 11/11/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C43, D59XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday 11/11/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY
With a modern approach to this ancient art form, discover the stunning snowflowers that can be achieved using fabric folding techniques including the elusive asanoha (hemp leaf) fold. Cindy will share her vast knowledge of the art and science of fabric dyeing along the way. You’ll be amaz VIEW MORE...
Eric Drexler
Thursday 11/11/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D49XY

Eric has a love for sharing his knowledge of sewing and loves to push the creative boundaries. Are we surprised that he has come up with new and unique ways to use stabilizer? He will first explain what each stabilizer is typically used for and then the fun begins! You’ll be guided on a jo VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 11/11/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D50XY

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

Abby Riba
Thursday 11/11/21
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 11/11/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53
In our hectic lives, many of us find it hard at times to dedicate time to our fashion sewing (more so if you're on the road teaching it!). Needless to say, any shortcuts that help with time as well as improve our sewing skills are greatly beneficial to the end product. In class, we'll discover un VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 11/11/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D54XY
In-the-hoop machine embroidered projects are more popular than ever. In this class, we will be creating a collapsible knickknack tray that can be used for travel or in your home. When not in use, it collapses to almost nothing so that it can be easily stored. When in use, it provides tons of space f VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Thursday 11/11/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F84X, G100

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
Thursday 11/11/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101

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...

 
Friday, November 12, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 11/12/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X

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

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Friday 11/12/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

Make a belt or scarf with this fun, simple, lace technique using artsy circles. It can also be adapted to use for many different projects. It’s not hard to do and Eric will guide you through the process. While you are experimenting with some specialty threads, Eric will show you many useful VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Friday 11/12/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135
If you’re ready to move to the next level in free-motion quilting, this is the perfect time to do so! Learn to draw and stitch easy feathers of various shapes, and size them to fit in different shapes — just like you would have to do in a quilt, all using minimal marking. Practice your f VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 11/12/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

This skill builder class is focused on the most versatile building block in a quilter's bag of tricks, the half-square triangle. Explore a dozen ways to make half square triangles, learn the math behind it, and play with a collection of tools to help make them more quickly and accurately. Includ VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Spurlock
Friday 11/12/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

Learn the easy steps to fusible applique while you enjoy the humor of these chicks with their hats. Applique can easily be enlarged and reduced and is quick and easy with fusible web and an applique pressing sheet. Learn the process and how to finish this 15 x 27-inch wall hanging.

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 11/12/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

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
Alicia Welcher
Friday 11/12/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

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
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 11/12/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140
If we can fold, clamp and dye fat quarters and yards, why not quilt backs?!? After a year alone in my studio, I learned a few tips and tricks to folding large quilt backs solo, and I am eager to share them with you! When you use jumbo fabric cuts, you need jumbo itajime templates and jumbo clamps, a VIEW MORE...
Kathy McMakin
Friday 11/12/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
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...
Pattie Otto
Friday 11/12/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

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

Jim Suzio
Friday 11/12/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H116

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

Tammie Gerke
Friday 11/12/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117
Set-in sleeves are beautiful and yet, to many, are a challenge. What seems like it should be a relatively simple task turns into a puckery, lopsided nightmare. Tammie will guide you through the process to turn that nightmare into a dream with her tried and true techniques. Before you know it, you&rs VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Friday 11/12/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

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

Lorraine Henry
Friday 11/12/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

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

Tammie Gerke
Friday 11/12/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131
Tammie loves pockets so much; she even adds them to garment patterns that do not call for them. Pockets can add interest, detail and design to any garment. Learn tips and techniques for sewing perfect pockets every time. You’ll get caught up in Tammie’s enthusiasm for pockets as she shar VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Friday 11/12/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J132

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

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/12/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X
Learn to use a grading ruler to change up or change down an existing pattern size. Knowing how to grade a pattern allows you to achieve correct dimension and shape for all parts of the body, regardless of what size your pattern is. You can adapt a single pattern for multiple sizes (think bridal part VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 11/12/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K150X
There is no easier or precise way to insert a zipper into your project than by using an embroidery machine! It also makes creating projects using vinyl a snap! Come join us and create this zippered bag with a vinyl window and see how easy it is to complete the entire bag in one machine embroidery ho VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/12/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145

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

Kathy Ruddy
Friday 11/12/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

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

Abby Riba
Friday 11/12/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147
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
Heather Kojan
Friday 11/12/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

Get in on the fabric weaving craze! Warning: this is totally addictive. Heather will guide you through the basic foundation set up and how to weave a tumbling block textile. Then you will get to see several examples of how color and pattern play out in different ways using this technique. We'll d VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 11/12/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

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

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Friday 11/12/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY
The goal: to become confident about choosing and executing quilting motifs which enhance the piecing on a quilt. Sometimes background fillers are the best answer, since they can elevate a quilt, giving it that little extra. Explore how to select, draw and stitch many background fillers, some based VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Friday 11/12/21
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K153, L169, M185

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

Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 11/12/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

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

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Friday 11/12/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Create the perfect place setting entirely on the serger. You will learn the ladder stitch, flat-lock stitch, rolled edge and overlock. Work with stabilizers, templates and binding while making this pocket placemat with matching napkin and napkin ring. Kits will be available in assorted colorways, VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Friday 11/12/21
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
K156, L172, M188

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

Pattie Otto
Friday 11/12/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161
Elastic waistbands, the ultimate in comfort for skirts, pants and shorts can be sewn with professional results every time. This class will show fool proof tips for both insertion and hidden applications that eliminates bulk. Pattie will discuss the appropriate elastic types, show you how to measure, VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Friday 11/12/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

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

Eric Drexler
Friday 11/12/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L163XY
Yes, jump right in! The water is fine outside the box. Join Eric in this fun, fast paced ride through the water soluble world of Sulky Wash-Aways! Begin with some very useful tips and a few of Eric’s favorite tricks, then finish up with unexpected ideas for more inspiration. He always bring VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 11/12/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L166XY

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

Tammie Gerke
Friday 11/12/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177
Have you ever fallen in love with a quilt and thought ‘That is just too difficult for me!’? The good news is that those complex quilts are not as complicated as they first appear. Let Tammie walk you through the steps to make the complex simple as you learn how to “read” the VIEW MORE...
Jim Suzio
Friday 11/12/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178
You saw the gowns on the runway, and now you want the details on "How did he do that?" Get the inside details on Jim's unique twist on traditional facings and necklines, as well as hem finishing techniques. From the rolled neck on the Sophia Loren gown, the "puffy" hem on the Bette Davis "All About VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/12/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213

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...

 
Saturday, November 13, 2021
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Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 11/13/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q228X, R244
Bellies, boobs, butts and backs: the four main areas of our bodies that give us our "fitting fits!" Since there are 88 different figure variations, this workshop is the beginning of building your own pattern alteration reference file. Working with half-scale practice patterns, learn how to alter for VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 11/13/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

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

Hands on Workshop
Eric Drexler
Saturday 11/13/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

Have fun at the machine as Eric shares just how easy it is to create realistic looking fabric leaves, see-through wings, and thread painted wildflowers. These beautiful little gems, created by using his tried-and-true free motion methods, can be used to add depth and dimension to your projects. P VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Saturday 11/13/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
Urban Garden is one of Nelly’s newest modern designs. The inspiration comes from empty walls of buildings, high and low, that are being transformed into beautiful hanging gardens all throughout the world to help combat pollution. Learn some of the tricks to strip piece this modern quilt using VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 11/13/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
Learn a variety of different techniques to create your own unique modern log cabin quilt blocks. The blocks are improvised, working with guidelines used to achieve certain looks. The log cabin block is one of the most versatile of all quilt blocks, allowing the creator to fool the eye, direct the e VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 11/13/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Saturday 11/13/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

This wallet is fast and easy to make. With only three pieces of fabric, your wallet will have a currency pocket, four card pockets and zippered pocket for loose change. The metal clasp is a cinch to use and you’ll enjoy the compliments every time you use it! Just think of all the possibilit VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cindy Lohbeck
Saturday 11/13/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252

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

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 11/13/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form. Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper pattern (flat) to you VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Saturday 11/13/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226

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

Pattie Otto
Saturday 11/13/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

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

Tammie Gerke
Saturday 11/13/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229
Many times, cuffs and collars can have a mind of their own. Some never lay flat, some collars just don't want to stand up the way that they should and washing the garment sometimes makes the issue worse. Many of the issues are not with the way the collar or cuffs are attached, but rather how they a VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Saturday 11/13/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

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

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 11/13/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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

Connie Spurlock
Saturday 11/13/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

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...

Tammie Gerke
Saturday 11/13/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
Linings, for the most part, are unseen. However, a poorly installed lining, whether in a jacket, coat, or skirt, is there for all to see. Tammie will share her best methods for installing lining, so the garment hangs properly and remains unseen, as it should. Then learn how to add lining to garments VIEW MORE...
Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 11/13/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257
Have you struggled with sleeves that are too big, too small or just don’t seem quite right? Join Joe for this lecture-demo to learn about creating a sleeve pattern for you, from your very own measurements, which will start you on your journey to a sleeve that is well-fitted. See how the sleeve VIEW MORE...
Abby Riba
Saturday 11/13/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258
If you are thinking about starting or recently started a sewing business, you don’t want to miss this class. There are many important things to consider when you go into business for yourself and Abby will highlight some questions that you may not have thought about but are critical for busine VIEW MORE...
Pattie Otto
Saturday 11/13/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
Racks are filled with them, as are your closets and drawers. Knits are everywhere, so why aren’t you sewing with them? A little hesitant? Palms a bit sweaty? Admit it. You're secretly terrified of sewing with knits. Put all your fears to rest during this fun and confidence-building class fill VIEW MORE...
Tammie Gerke
Saturday 11/13/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261
Buttons make the outfit but even with amazing buttons a poorly executed buttonhole will ruin the look. Bound buttonholes can add an additional level of class and sophistication to any garment and can be a fun embellishment as well. In this class you will learn how to make various shapes of buttonhol VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 11/13/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

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

Hands on Workshop
RaNae Merrill
Saturday 11/13/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
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 11/13/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

Colorful batiks and easy applique combine for a fun and finished wall hanging. Learn all about fused applique, including how to select the right fusible, use the applique pressing sheet, easily transfer your pattern to fabric and more. Binding a problem for you? Learn to make a perfectly mitered VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nelly Vileikis
Saturday 11/13/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
Sunrise in The Smokies creates a lovely display of color and shape in this simple yet elegant modern design. Using a roll of 2.5-inch-wide fabric strips, some white fabric and a few piecing tricks you will be able to stitch your very own sunrise. Nelly will share her process for playing with co VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 11/13/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

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
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 11/13/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S267, T283X

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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 11/13/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
As we age our body also changes. Things have shifted or become rounder or hopefully slimmer. When dealing with the armhole, patterns may have the same measurement front and back. Is your body really the same front and back? How will that affect the fit and look of the sleeve? What to do? Let’s VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 11/13/21
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T274X
We all have garments in our wardrobe that fit well and feel fabulous when worn. Wouldn’t it be great if you could take a pattern from those same finished garments and create a whole new wardrobe of styles inspired by your favorite looks? Kathy will guide you through the process of taking a 3-d VIEW MORE...
Pam Damour
Saturday 11/13/21
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T275X

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...

Tammie Gerke
Saturday 11/13/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277
Zippers are an essential part of many garments whether it is a centered, lapped, or an invisible zipper. If they are not installed properly, they can become the focal point for all the wrong reasons. Learn how to install a variety of zippers with ease and without frustration. Also, discuss adding zi VIEW MORE...

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

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