LogoApril 6 - 8, 2006
South Towne Exposition Center
9575 South State Street
Salt Lake City Utah 84070
April 6 - 8, 2006
South Towne Exposition Center
9575 South State Street
Salt Lake City Utah 84070
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2005 Instructors

Marci Baker

A native of Dallas, Texas now residing in Fort Collins, Colorado, Marci Baker has always enjoyed sewing and quilting. Her love for creating, combined with her background in math and teaching has led her to develop tools, techniques and designs that make quilting fun, easy and frustration-free. Her company, Alicia's Attic, produces Qtools" , Not Your Grandmother's Quilts" book series and Know Before You Sew" reference series. In 2002 she was nominated for The Professional Quilter's Teacher of the Year award, and has been the featured teacher in Traditional Quiltworks and Quilting Professional, and travels internationally to share her ideas on simplifying the process of quilting. As seen in her lectures, workshops and books Marci inspires creativity and enthusiasm for quilting.

118, Make It Quick & Easy Tumbling Blocks

217, Easiest Foundation Piecing Possible

234, Quick & Easy Hexagon, including Grandmothers flower garden

235, Quick & Easy Tumbling Blocks

318, Make it Quick and Easy Hexagons

329, Designed Foundation Piecing (Advanced)

 


 

Laurel Barrus

Laurel Barrus, President and owner of Handi Quilter Company, developed the very first quilting frame to be used with your own home sewing machine, the Handi Quilter®. In 2003, Laurel also developed the HQ Sixteen, a new sixteen-inch quilting head for home quilters. She majored in Clothing and Textiles with a minor in Business. Laurel has done educational programs on sewing techniques that are used in schools within the U.S., as well as in several other English-speaking countries. She has also written a book, and teaches machine quilting techniques to quilters all over the country. Laurel is an LEQ certified machine quilting instructor. Laurel loves the creativity of machine quilting, which can be used just like an artistic tool. You can draw with thread and needle like others use a paintbrush or pencil. She believes quilt tops are better enhanced with the specific designs that are created expressly for that quilt top.

 

108, Machine Quilting Basics

205, Machine Quilting Basics

304, Machine Quilting Basics

 


 

Jodi Beamish

Jodi has been quilting for many years. In 1999, she started a home-based longarm quilting business, doing mostly custom work. By 2001, she began teaching longarm classes in her studio, as well as at several larger shows.  Jodi specializes in one-on-one classes in her studio in which she can help quilters work on specific areas of their quiltingwhether it is a problem area or one that they want to try for the first time. Since 2001, Jodi has designed and printed her own pattern line for longarm quilting, called Willow Leaf Studio Designs. She also prints and markets several pattern lines for longarm quilting by other designers. Please visit Jodi on the web at www.willowleafstudio.com.

 

115, A Six Pack of Styles

116, Working with Pantograph Designs

211, Template Trials and Triumphs

212, A Six Pack of Styles

310, Working with Pantograph Designs

311, Template Trials and Triumphs

 


 

Anne Bright

With a degree in Psychology, Anne Bright analyzes quilts, and she is absolutely marvelous at what she does. Each quilt has it's own personality, and Anne can always find it and show it to the world through machine quilting. With a degree in Graphic Design, Anne is even better at designing than she is at analyzing.  Anne has over 30 years of experience teaching, quilting and being creative. She has designed and published Simply Continuous design books.  She recently designed five pantograph patterns and has created many, many delightful quilts and wall hangings. Take her classes. You won't be disappointed.

 

128, Basic Drawing for Quilters

230, Getting the Most from your Quilt Design

326, Principles & Elements of Art in Quilting

 


 

Pam Clarke 

A noted machine quilter, teacher and artist, Pam, has been machine quilting and creating her own quilting designs since 1986. Designs with Lines, a company started by Pam in 1988, has several stencils and sketchbooks available with hundreds of sketches to guide machine quilters in creating a style of their own.  Pam’s work can be seen in several published magazines and books. She has been creating her own stencils for several years, and her technique is used for home machine quilting as well as the longarm machine quilting. Visit Pam on the web at www.homestitches.com.

 

104, Designs with Lines

105, Fearless Beginnings to Longarm Quilting

106, More Designs with Lines

203, Background Frenzy Sampler

204, Design Works

302, Elegant Effortless Applique

303, Quilt As Desired

 


 

Gillian DePaolo 

Gillian has 40+ years experience as a sewing and professional clothing seamstress.  She has spent over 5 years in making and restoring quilts for the public.  She teaches with a variety of techniques for quilting and making quilt patterns.  Gillian has traveled extensively to shows in the Northwest and California with BJ’s Fabric and Quilts.  And best of all, Gillian’s quilts are absolutely breathtaking!

 

122, Rushing

219, Rushing

328, Rushing

 


 

Laura Lee Fritz

Laura Lee Fritz has long been known for her "time capsule" designs in hand appliqué and continuous-line quilting patterns.   Since 1989, she has been teaching all aspects of quilt making at Napa Valley College in Napa, California.  She teaches regularly at Houston International Quilt Festival, and has taught from Banff Art Center in Alberta, Canada, to Phoenix, Arizona, and from Kauai, Hawaii to Boston, Massachusetts.  Laura Lee’s award-winning quilts and Art Wearables have traveled throughout Europe and Japan, as well as the U.S.  After carpel tunnel syndrome slowed down her hand quilting, Laura bought her first longarm-quilting machine, being the third in the state of California to have one.  Since then she has been drawing her own customized quilt designs, and sharing them with quilters worldwide in her books and classes at longarm conferences.  Presently Laura Lee lives in Palmer, Alaska with her husband Ron Paul and their numerous bluetick hound dogs.

 

The Art of Hand Appliqué by Laura Lee Fritz, AQS 1990

250 Continuous-line Quilting Designs by Laura Lee Fritz, C&T Pub. 2001

250 More Continuous-line Quilting Designs by Laura Lee Fritz, C&T Pub. 2002

 

109, Thinking with the needle 1: Flowers

110, Thinking with the Needle 2: Leaves

111, Thinking with the Needle 3: Textures

206, Thinking with the needle 1: Flowers

207, Thinking with the Needle 2: Leaves

208, Thinking with the Needle 3: Textures

305, Thinking with the needle 1: Flowers

306, Thinking with the Needle 2: Leaves

307, Thinking with the Needle 3: Textures

 


 

Carmen Geddes 

Carmen  has worked for Husqvarna Viking dealers for over 12 years. She teaches quilting and sewing classes all over the United States. She has owned her own children’s’ clothing business in Seattle, WA. She is currently an Educator for Husqvarna Viking.  She resides in Eagle Mountain, Utah with her family. 

113, Machine Applique

313, Machine Applique


Nancy Goldsworthy

Thirty years of apparel production experience has given Nancy access to many aspects of the sewing machine industry that are not available to the average machine quilter. During the last 7½ years, Nancy has worked in the corporate world.  For 5 years she was an apparel engineer and fabric developer. Her job was to search out the newest technologies and bring them to the factories and liaison offices around the globe. Nancy has presented this information to all of Nike's foreign offices and to many apparel manufacturers here in the U.S.  She now quilts full time in Portland, Oregon.  Be sure to visit her on the web at www.ninepatchquilting.com.

 

120, Not Your Normal Quilt

121, Where'd you get that bag!

220, Needles & Threads Untangling the mystery

221, Where'd you get that bag!

222, Not Your Normal Quilt

320, Where'd you get that bag!

321, Needles & Threads Untangling the mystery

322, Not Your Normal Quilt

 


 

Renae Haddadin

Renae has been quilting since 1990, first by handand since 2001using a longarm machine.  She runs a successful quilting business in her home.  Renae has won many national and local awards for her personal quilts, as well as quilts of her customers.  As an active quilt guild member she shares generously from her experiences, and is a respected teacher.  Renae uses many pictures in her teaching to present very visual lessons.  Be sure to visit her on the web at www.renaequilt.com.

 

126, Technicalities

127, Zipiton Zipitoff

228, Technicalities

229, Zipiton Zipitoff

 


 

David Hudson

Dave Hudson is from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Dave started out in the quilting business as a builder of a quilting machine. After a short time he began demonstrating and selling the machines at fairs, home shows and quilt shows. He has demonstrated at shows in France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Korea and Canada, as well as all over the U.S.  In 1995, he and his wife opened their own custom-quilting shop in Kansas. Along with quilting, Dave has been designing continuous line-quilting patterns for the past 17 years. Many of the patterns have been special orders from his customers. Dave's customers say, “If you have a quilt that needs a special design, ask Dave and see if he can come up with one.” Because of this reputation for creativity, Dave is known as the “Pattern Man.” Dave has a complete catalog.  Be sure to visit his web site at www.patternman.com.

 

123, Basics of Longarm Machine Quilting

224, Follow The Arrows Pattern Quilting

323, Follow The Arrows Pattern Quilting

 


 

Suzanne Michelle Hyland

Suzanne Michelle Hyland is from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Suzanne is a fifth-generation quilter, who has been sewing and quilting since the age of eight. Machine quilting captured her attention in 1998. Since then, she has designed products and taught classes to help machine quilters capture the beauty of their quilts through fine quilting. In 2001, she developed Machingers" quilting gloves, and started her company, Quilters Touch. The name, Quilters Touch, comes from Suzanne's belief that quilters touch the lives of others through the comfort, warmth and charm of their quilts. She also believes the historical stamp of today's quiltmakers will be the development and use of continuous line designs for machine quilting. Suzanne continues to develop products for machine quilters, has filmed three machine-quilting videos for Handi Quilter and teaches classes all over the nation. Her classes help quilters finish their quilts beautifully through interpretive design and freehand, free-motion techniques.

 

112, Fabulous Freehand Free Motion 1

209, Fabulous Freehand Free Motion 2

309, Sew Precise Machine Binding

312, Brainless Borders

 


 

Sue Moats

Sue likes to combine her love of fabric, specialty threads, longarm quilting and embellishment to create wearable art garments.  She began quilting in 1987, and became a “stand up” quilter in 1999.  She practices with new threads or techniques to develop her own quilting style.  Then Sue turns the “practice piece” into a wearable advertisement for her quilting business.  Garments created by Sue have won prizes in various juried / judged shows.  Her garments have also been featured in Quilt Central TV Series 300 & 400. Sue has taught at local, regional and national quilting shows.  Sue is also a national educator for Sulky of America.

 

119, Wearable Art Signature Jacket (DSM)

135, Spinning Gold (Longarm)

215, Spinning Gold (Longarm)

216, Wearable Art Signature Jacket (DSM)

316, Wearable Art Signature Jacket (Longarm)

317, Spinning Gold (DSM)

 


 

Susan Nelsen

Susan says that she has quilted forever.  She is the owner and designer of Rasmatazz Designs, an original quilt pattern company and a long-arm machine quilting business.  Susan has worked as a free-lance editor for C&T Publishing Company (quilting books). She has also worked as a quilt designer for Debbie Mumm at Mumm’s The Word in Spokane, Washington. Sue has enjoyed working for several years now at The Quilted Daisy in Idaho Falls, and continues to teach machine quilting for home sewing machines from the shop. 

With a degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University, Susan worked as a substitute teacher while her children were growing up.  Although she is from Idaho Falls originally, Susan has moved from California to Rhode Island, from Texas to North Dakota, and several places in between while raising her family because her husband was in the Air Force.  Sue now lives in Idaho Falls with her husband. They have four children and three grandchildren.

 

Donita Reeve

Donita says she can remember watching her mother sew garments on an old treadle machine that had been her grandmother's, and being fascinated by the process. She started sewing doll clothes at an early age, and quickly moved on to sewing her own clothes. After that, she moved on to complete garment construction for customers, and for years did extensive alterations at an upper-end women's clothing store. Donita owned and operated a computerized embroidery business prior to purchasing her first Gammill quilting machine. Donita loves quilting, and especially loves teaching longarm quilting. She enjoys the enthusiasm and excitement that the new quilters have about their new equipment and new business opportunities.  Be sure to visit Donita on the web at www.lovetoquilt.com.

 

136, Favorite Gadgets #1

218, Favorite Gadgets #2

319, Can We Quilt It? Yes We Can!

330, Custom Bedding & Home Decor Items
With Your Longarm

 


 

Jessica Schick

Fiber Artist / Longarm Quilter / Screen Printer / Embroiderer / Teacher

B.S. 1993 University WI - Superior - Studio Art / Business Management

B.S. 2001 University WI - Stout - Art Education

Jessica says she has always loved fibers.  She began quilting in 1999, concentrating on creating her own designs and fabrics through a variety of dyeing, printing and painting processes. In 2001, she began quilting professionally after purchasing her longarm machine, adding that component to her screen-printing and embroidery business. Jessica always loved teaching, and when she began to teach in the quilting community, combining two passions made all her previous career avenues finally come together. She says she remembers thinking upon entering her first classroom as a teacher in the school system, "I can't believe I am going to get paid to do this." Jessica felt the same way when she started longarming and dyeing fibers. She’s always taken that feeling as a sign that she is on the path to which she belongs. 

Jessica currently lives in Northwestern Wisconsin with her very supportive husband, three teenage children and her other “baby,” a very round Rottweiler named Gabby.  Be sure to visit Jessica on the web at  www.jschick.com.

 

125, Dye Painting-An Introduction

130, Getting Your Images Onto Fabric

232, Understanding Color For Dyeing

233, Dye Painting-Pictorial Techniques

324, Beginning Handdyes

325, Fabric Embellishment through printmaking

 


 

Sue Schmieden

Sue Schmieden is the owner of the Quilting Connection in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Her specialties include longarm training, rental, quilting supplies and on-site retreats. An authorized APQS dealer, Sue enjoys traveling and teaching longarm workshops at shows. She is an award-winning quilter and designer of the Quick Zip system. Sue is also a pattern designer, marketing roll patterns, wholecloth patterns and her original color magic book.  Be sure to visit Sue on the web at www.longarmconnection.com.


100, To Zip or Not To Zip

200, Color Magic

 


 

Trish Stuart

Trish Stuart is an international quilting instructor and lecturer.  Her faintly quirky sense of humor makes for fun and excitement as quilters and fiber artists explore their own creativity, pushing past traditional boundaries in her workshops.  Raised in Alaska, now residing in Texas, nature is strongly reflected in Trish’s original art designs.  She has focused on using traditional mediums as well as new methods and ideas in new and stimulating ways, adjusting them to fit in the realm of quilts and wearable art.  Currently Trish is pushing the boundaries of quilting with new methods of using ink over crayons, shading and enhancing traditional appliqué and quilt art.  Trish also includes embellishments and beads in her work, using these to cross into the realm of the paper crafting arts (such as quilts and scrap books designed as a pair).  Be sure to visit Trish on the web at www.twthreads.com.

 

129, Coloring With Inks Over Crayons

226, Thread Painting

227, Curves Made Easy

231, Crossing Mediums

 


 

Linda Taylor

Linda is a highly-awarded, longarm machine quilter, whose work has been displayed and published all over the United States and Europe. Her numerous awards most recently include first place in the International Quilt Festival, and three years in a row as well as Best Machine Quilting at the AQS Show. Linda has appeared on more than 60 segments of television programs with popular TV quilting personalities such as Alex Anderson, Shar Jorgensen, Georgia Bonesteel and Donna Wilder, and now has her own PBS television show: Linda's Longarm Quilting. Linda has produced six how-to videos and four books on longarm techniques, as well as over 120 continuous line patterns. Linda wrote the handbook on longarm quilting entitled The Ultimate Guide to Longarm Machine Quilting produced by C&T Publishing Company. Linda owns and operates a retreat center for longarm quilters, Linda's Electric Quilters, LLC, near Dallas, Texas, where she teaches her innovative methods to thousands of students from all over the world.  Be sure to visit Linda on the web at www.lequilters.com and www.lindaslongarmquilting.com.

 

101, Beginning Longarm

102, Artistic Feehand

103, Fancy Feathers

201, Professional Quilting

202, Technical Skills

300, Trapunto Done Right

301, Advanced Freehand

 


 

Rick Taylor

Rick Taylor (husband of Linda V. Taylor) has been involved in the longarm quilting machine business for 12 years.  He is one of the directors of Linda's Electric Quilters, LLC, authorized dealers for the Gammill machines.  He has produced two DVDs on troubleshooting and maintenance on the Gammill Quilting machines. Through the years, his extensive knowledge and experience working on the machines has earned him an impeccable reputation in the industry. Rick is able to impart this "know-how" to others with his easy going and easy to understand manner. Be sure to visit Rick on the web at www.lequilters.com.

 

124, Gammill Machine Maintenance

327, Gammill Machine Maintenance

 


 

Diane Varner

Diane has had a love affair with quilting since the 1980’s, especially with hand quilting.  Over the years, machine quilting worked its way into her life, and she now owns and operates The Quilting Cave, LLC, a longarm machine quilting business.  In addition to machine quilting for others and teaching domestic and longarm quilting classes, Diane owns Colorado Quilting Company, LLChome of THE PATTERNGRID®a product developed for framed machine quilting systems.

Diane once considered herself a traditional piecer and quilter but now enjoys “going outside the box” with innovative techniques.  In 2004, she received the “Award of Excellence,” issued by the Colorado Quilting Council, and first in category at the Colorado State Fair.  A native of Colorado, Diane has two grown sons and resides with her husband, Dale, on the rural outskirts of Denver.  Be sure to visit Diane on the web at www.coloradoquiltingcompany.com.

 

225, Thread Play

 




Marci Baker

235 Quick & Easy Tumbling Blocks -- 2 Hour Lecture/Demo, $35.00
See a demonstration of this easy strip-piecing technique that has no insets. You'll see step-by-step how you can make this classic design. We'll discuss fabric selection, quilt designs and other variations that can make this a fun project to try on your own or with a group of friends.

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118 Make It Quick & Easy Tumbling Blocks -- 2 Hour Hands On, $40.00 plus Kit Fee $18.00
In this fast-paced class, you'll make a small piece to learn hands-on how easy it is to make this traditional design with a strip-piecing method that has no inset seams. We'll discuss fabric selection, and quilt designs to apply to a larger project. Your sample piece will be a great reference, or can be made into a placemat or table topper. Sewing machines provided by Pfaff.

Supplies Needed:

· Rotary cutter and mat.

· 8" 60-degree Clear*View Triangle (available at Alicia’s Attic booth).

· Basic machine sewing supplies including scissors, pins, thread, needles, seam ripper.

· "Not Your Grandmother's Tumbling Blocks," by Marci Baker (optional for class; available at Alicia’s Attic booth).

· 1⁄4 yd. light, 1⁄4 yd. medium and 1⁄4 dark fabric.

Pre-cutting and sewing required for class.

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217 Easiest Foundation Piecing Possible -- 2 Hour Hands On, $40.00
The foundation piecing (a.k.a. paperpiecing) method taught in this class is so easy. With exact placement and no wasted fabric, you'll have a great time with accurate quilt designs that can now be even easier! If you like foundation piecing but still have pieces that don't necessarily fit, you'll enjoy FP even more with this technique. Sewing machines provided by Pfaff.

Supplies Needed:

· Basic sewing supplies including large and small scissors, pins, thread, needles, seam ripper.

· "Know Before You Sew Foundation Piecing Basics," reference card by Marci Baker (available at Alicia’s Attic booth).

· 1⁄4 yd. light, 1⁄4 yd. medium and 1⁄4 yd. dark fabric.

· Optional: Add-a-quarter ruler, rotary cutter and mat, wooden iron or small iron.

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329 Designed Foundation Piecing (Advanced) -- 2 Hour Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Are you comfortable with foundation piecing and ready for a new challenge? We'll delve into a variety of design ideas including changing traditional blocks to FP patterns, placing fabric design elements easily and accurately in an FP block, and creating an FP design for a photo or drawing.

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234 Quick & Easy Hexagons including Grandmother's Flower Garden -- 2 Hour Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Hexagons have never been easier! See how easy you can strip-piece hexagons with no inset seams, step-by-step. We'll cover a variety of designs, fabric selection, quilting options, and more in this demonstration/lecture.

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318 Make It Quick & Easy Hexagons -- 2 Hour Hands On, $40.00 plus Kit Fee $18.00
Learn hands-on how to make strip-pieced hexagons in this fast-paced class. You'll have a small pieced top to use as a reference or to make into a placemat or table topper. All of the steps done in class apply directly to making the classic design of “Grandmother's Flower Garden.” You'll be anxious to cut into that collection of 30's reproductions when you get finished with this class. Sewing machines provided by Pfaff for your use.

Supplies Needed:

· Rotary cutter and mat.

· 8" 60-degree Clear*View Triangle (available at Alicia’s Attic booth).

· Basic machine sewing supplies including scissors, pins, thread, needles and seam ripper.

· "Not Your Grandmother's Flower Garden, Too," by Marci Baker (optional for class; available at Alicia’s Attic booth).

· 1⁄4 yd. light, 1⁄4 yd. medium and 1⁄4 yd. dark fabric.

Pre-cutting and sewing required for class.

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Laurel Barrus

108, 205, 304 Machine Quilting Basics -- 2 Hour Lecture/Demo, $25.00
Whether or not you own a quilting machine, you can become skilled with quilting techniques learned in this introductory class for machine quilting so that every quilt will be quilted with confidence. Learn 5 ways to effortlessly mark quilting designs on any quilt. Discover techniques longarm quilters use to load quilts quickly.

Solve problems with fragile decorative threads. Learn quilting methods and designs that will change a mediocre quilt into a zinger! Each participant is provided with a practice workbook. Bring your cameras and notepads!

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Jodi Beamish

115, 212 A Six Pack of Styles 2 Hour Demo/Lecture with Media Presentation & Quilts, $30.00
This lecture presentation compares six identically pieced quilts that are all quilted using different techniques. The quilting styles are discussed as to how they affect the use, cost and completion time of each quilt. Batting, thread and color choices are also compared from quilt to quilt. Discussion and questions from the workshop participants is encouraged; this is an excellent workshop for new quilters and those who are expanding their quilting repertoire.

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116, 310 Working with Pantograph Designs -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture with Quilts & Examples, $30.00
During this demonstration class we will talk about pantograph patterns. We will look at how to pick a design, what type of quilt suits this type of work and how to actually quilt a design. We will also talk about some of the things not to do. There will be examples completed in class showing how to set a pantograph into the center and borders of a quilt. Spacing of designs will also be covered, including how to work with interlocking patterns. Lots of pattern examples will be shown, and there will be door prizes.

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211, 311 Template Trials and Triumphs --2 Hour Demo/Lecture with Quilts & Examples, $30.00
Have you ever bought a set of templates, but had no idea how to use them when you got home? This demonstration class is all about how to make those templates really work for you. We’ll start out with template basics and safety tips, and work our way into making those template shapes fit into the spaces that you need to complete, including how to space and turn corners in borders. Continuous curve work will be covered, and we will also talk about as many of the specialty rulers as time will allow. The demonstration quilt and door prizes will be raffled off at the end of the class to the participants.


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Anne Bright

128 Basic Drawing for Quilters -- 2 Hour Lecture/Demo, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $2
Let Anne teach you how to learn to draw! We will work on building your confidence in drawing for freehand quilting. Start from beginning freehand to designing your own patterns. Learn how to program your mind to add continually to your freehand repertoire. Add variety to your background fillers and have more fun!

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230 Getting the Most From Your Quilt Design -- 2 Hour Lecture/Demo, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $2
Learn how to achieve a beautiful balance between variety and harmony! Speed up your decision making in reading a quilt and choosing a pattern design. Find out why a setting triangle is not just a triangle! This class is a must for those with digitized machines! You won’t believe this value!

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326 Principles & Elements of Art in Quilting-- 2 Hour Lecture/Demo, $25.00 Handout Fee $3.00
Learn the rules and guidelines to award-winning quilts! What pleases the eye? Why some things will work or some things won’t. Gain insights into how to improve your quilting decisions. Find out how to get the proper balance between variety and harmony. The last 1⁄2 hour of this class will be a guided tour into the beautiful world of ‘the quilt show’ to reinforce what you’ve learned in class!

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Pam Clarke

203 Background Frenzy -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Are you in a stippling rut? Let Pam share 25 of her favorite background designs. Using the workbook provided in class, draw/stitch along with Pam as she guides you in making a great background designs, swirls, leaves, loops, stars, waves, ivy, holly, trees, echo, paisley, etc. This class is designed for all level of quilters. Learn how to jazz up your quilting and show your customers you go beyond stippling. Come to class with lapboard, pencil, eraser and small sharpenerand be prepared to get out of the stippling rut! Door Prizes. Cameras welcome.

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204 Design Works --2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Confused about what design works in what block? Learn several ways to use the piecing of a quilt block to create designs with a minimal amount of marking. Join Pam as she uses a workbook and overhead projector to share with you hot to read quilt blocks. Double Wedding Ring, Fans, Log Cabin, Flying Geese and more will be discussed. This class will help any quilter to gain confidence, acquire new skills and try out new ideas and techniques. Come to class with a lapboard, pencil/colored pencils, eraser and small sharpener and be prepared to discover the many designs available in each block. Samples and door prizes. Cameras welcome.

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105 Fearless Beginnings to Longarm Quilting --2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Discover the secrets to smooth quilting and basic quilt designs all from the front of your machine. This class is designed to save time and increase confidence. This workshop will cover how to mark the quilt top, several background stitches and the seven basic quilt patterns to create unlimited designs. You will be amazed how easy it is to do feathers, hearts, leaves and vines. A workbook full of ideas and practice ideas will be provided, along with several samples and demos using the machine.Cameras welcome.

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303 Quilt As Desired -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Learn how to read a quilt, and know what designs will work best for different types of quilts. This is a hands-on class. Those students who wish to participate in this can bring a quilt top to class and will be given a number. Pam will discuss as many tops as time permits. No quilt to bring? No problem. Everyone will learn and gain valuable information s uch as: Dealing with problem quilts, wavy borders, plump blocks and poor piecing. Discover secrets on how to enhance any quilt by choosing the correct design from background quilting to negative blocks. Discover when to do ditch quilting, all over designs or custom quilting. Door prizes and great handouts with loads of quilting ideas. Cameras welcome.

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104 Designs with Lines --2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Whether you are a confident beginner or an advanced machine quilter, you will find this class packed full of valuable information so simple to learn. You will begin by sketching in a workbook provided by Pam. She will show you how to approach machine quilting in exciting new ways by helping you develop a style all your own. Her easy-to-follow instructions and take-home workbook will help you to approach each quilt with confidence, and show you how to customize and personalize any quilt top. Experience the dramatic difference in how you approach your next quilt.

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106 More Designs with Lines -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Discover how to use simple lines as a tool to create great borders and fantastic designs to fill up those negative spaces between quilt blocks.Pam will share with you her time-saving techniques to produce award-winning quilts. This is a class for the serious quilter who wants to improve on design skills. Several border designs with three practical corners will be discussed, along with ideas for lattice, cornerstones and 1⁄2 square triangles. Come to class with a lapboard, pencil/colored pencils, eraser and sharpenerand be prepared to design using the workbook available for class. (Designs with Lines class is recommended prior to this class.) Door Prizes. Cameras welcome.

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302 Elegant Effortless Appliqué -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Three show-stopping techniques to jazz up your quilting using the longarm or other free-motion quilting systems. Learn a fast trapunto technique with mock appliqué, blanket stitch and raggy appliqué all done on the quilting machine. Several background stitches along with several folk-type flower designs will be covered. Pam will demonstrate using the longarm in designing several flowers and leaves that will be stitched onto a muslin sampler, and then share with you several background designs to compliment each appliqué sample. This so easy that any level of quilterwhether you’ve been quilting for 30 minutes or several yearswill find this an enjoyable experience. Cameras welcome.

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Gillian DePaolo

122, 219, 328 Ruching -- 2 Hour Hands On, $15.00 plus Kit Fee $10.00
Ruching is a time honored, hand needlework that has been seen as far back as Baltimore Albums. Today the ruched fabrics add dimension and depth to your quilts or garments. You will learn basic ruching, and four different ways to make flowers. To show off your accomplishments, you will complete one flower to wear. Bring scissors. The kit is complete with the rest of project needs.

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Laura Lee Fritz

109,206, 305 Thinking With the Needle 1: Flowers! -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Learn to use Laura's Botanical Design Wheel, creating many floralquilting patterns.Youwill learn how to trigger your imagination,composeoverall fill designs, sash and border designs.With machines in classyou will get to quilt some of your ideas as you design them.

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110, 207, 306 Thinking With the Needle 2: Leaves! -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Learn to use Laura's Botanical Design Wheel, creating many leafy quilting patterns. You will learn how to trigger your imagination, compose overall fill designs, sash and border designs.With machines in class you will get to quilt some of your ideas as you design them.

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111, 208, 307 Thinking With the Needle 3: Textures! -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Learn to use Laura's Textural Design Wheel, creating manytextural quilting patterns. The potential is endless! And we will discover many patterns that have never yet been quilted, as well as learn many new traditional designs. With machines in the classroom, we can also quilt the ideas as you design them.

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Carmen Geddes
113, 313 Machine Applique , $25 hands on  Kit fee: $6


This class will highlight the Sharon Schambers machine appliqué technique. I am a certified instructor for Sharon. If you have ever been overwhelmed by an appliqué project or have always wanted to try but were not quite sure about the handworkthen this class is for you. Enjoy beautiful, instant success in appliqué that will look hand done!

 Supplies:
• Basic sewing kit
• 1 yard good muslin or light colored cotton for background
• Selection of small pieces(at least 5 inches square) of assorted fabrics for applique. The sample we will work on will be a floral motif- so choose colors for 2-3 flowers, stems, leaves, etc.
• Small travel iron if you own one (there will be some irons to share)
• Small ironing surface- you will want one close to your machine (there will be a few to share)
• Marking pencil or pen (air or water-soluble works great)
• Stapler and staple remover

Kit will include:

Paper stabilizer

Clear monofiliment thread

2 or 3 Elmer's school glue sticks

small wooden orange sticks

2-3 bobbins of white serger thread

baby wipes for wiping off hands

 

213, Quiltsmart Smart Bag, $25 2 hour hands on, Kit fee $8


Bags are so in right now and with Quiltsmart’s easy and quick approach you’ll have a fabulous bag sewn in no time at all. All you need is two fat quarters, one panel of Quiltsmart’s printed interfacing and a little time to achieve quick, easy and fun results. The magic is in the fusible interfacing. Fuse the fabric to the interfacing, trim on the dashed line and sew on the solid line and turn right side out. It is that easy!

Supplies:

Basic Sewing Kit , Rotary Mat and Cutter(there will be several to share)                                                                                                                                            

Two fat quarters of coordinating fabric

Kit Fee includes   Quiltsmart Smartbag printed interfacing kit (will make two bags)

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Nancy Goldsworthy

121, 221, 320 Where’d You Get That Bag! -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
Tote bags are all the rage, and patterns abound for all sizes and shapes. Learn how to turn today’s tote bag patterns into walking pieces of art. Use your longarm or home sewing machine to embellish and enhance today’s bag designs. We will cover the planning, marking, quilting and sewing of these all-purpose items. Think of the compliments you will get when you walk into your next guild meeting with a great one-of-a-kind quilted bag! Everyone will want to know, “where’d you get that bag!”

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120, 222, 322 Not Your Normal Quilt-- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
One of your best customers just walked in with a "quilt top" that her mother (grandmother, Great Aunt…..) made and she would like you to finish it. Now what??? Learn the tips and tricks to handle the "unique" projects our customers can bring us. Piles of parts, bags of blocks, partially hand quilted, upholstery fabrics, polar fleece and even the dreaded double knits can be finished with great results. Don't' turn that project away .... finish it for her! (And make some extra money while you do it!) We will cover estimating time and cost, as well as documentation and completion requirements for those very unusual, but rewarding projects.

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220, 321 Needles and Threads, Untangling the Mystery --2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
Do you have a whole shelf full of great specialty threads and you can't make them run in your machine? This is the class you have been waiting for! Here is the true "nuts and bolts" break down of today's needles and threads. Nancy will be covering thread construction, and how they affect the sewability of the threads. Is thread sizing a mish-mash of unrelated numbers to you? Find out what these numbers really mean. Also included in this class is a comprehensive chart of currently available threads and their respective sizes. Next we will talk about needles. Find out what all the hoopla is about the new multi-directional needles, and why we want to use them. We will discuss the titanium vs. chrome issues as well as the SAN 11 and SAN 6 needles. Learn how to match the correct needle with thread sizes for the best sewing results. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers, as well as lots of handouts and samples

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Renae Haddadin

126, 228 Technicalities --2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
This class will focus on the little details that turn a good idea into a show quilt. We will discuss tricks and tools that you can make or find tohelp you achieve the quality quilting we all desire. This class will not focus on creativity and design, but rather on the logistics of applying quilting designsto the quilt. We will discuss common pitfalls, and ways to avoid them.Renae will cover loading the quilt on the machine, blocking and even shipping the finished product. Renae will help you learna few simple tricks she uses for her award-winning quilts. Many pictures will be used to present a very visual demonstration.

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127, 229 Zip It Up! -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
In this class Renae will discuss the advantages to using zipper leaders, and many of the different methods of using zippers. Renae will teach youhow to apply zippers to your machine using a PowerPoint presentation with many pictures. It will be a very visual demonstration. Everyone should go home confident to be able to apply zippers to their machine and load a quilt using the new system. If zippers are something you have considered, take this class to learn if they are right for you.

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David Hudson

123 Basics of Longarm Quilting -- 3 Hour Demo/Lecture, $35.00
This class is a show-and-tell, and will discuss all makes of longarm quilting systems, care, maintenance and everything you need to know about maintaining your machine.

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224, 323 Follow The Arrows Pattern Quilting -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
Enjoy an exciting class, in which Dave will discuss the various types of patterns, tips on choosing patterns and ways to modify them.  We will cover the capabilities of all the various machines, and learn the 5 shapes from which all patterns are made.  Using these shapes, you can execute any design from freehand to pantograph quilting.  Learn ways to offset quilting patterns, as well as the use of interlocking patterns.  Dave will cover ways to begin and end the quilt by adjusting row space and space between designs to make them fit the quilt.  This class will show the math methods, as well s the “Pantograph Planner.”  Adjusting a border when doing borders, turning quilts to do border, inserting block designs, and placing medallions will be some of the subjects discussed.  Dave will demonstrate tools he uses to make quilting easier and more enjoyable.  This class is appropriate for longarm, midarm or shortarm machines.

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Suzanne Michelle Hyland

112 Fabulous Freehand Free Motion -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
This class is Drawing 101 for quilters. If you can draw a stick figure, you can learn to draw and quilt fabulous freehand, continuous-line design. Suzanne breaks designs into basic, recognizable shapesthe same shapes you learned in your childhood. Good drawing precedes great quilting. Unlock your own creativity and imagination for limitless quilting possibilities. Walk away full of ideas for backgrounds, textures and overall quilting designs.

Supplies Needed:

· Pad of graph paper.

· Mechanical pencil with plenty of lead.

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309 Sew Precise Machine Binding -- 2 Hour Hands On, $35.00
If you machine quilt, why not machine bind? Suzanne believed there had to be a way to apply a beautiful machine binding. She didn't like the blind-hem and decorative stitching methods taught by many, and she didn't have time to hand stitch. After years of searching, she developed a technique to create a tight, 1/4 inch binding by machine. Discover this amazing technique to finish your quilts quickly and easily. Two other innovative machine bindings, including a beautiful double binding will also be shown. Learn to create perfectly mitered corners and an easy, lumpless finish. Bind a small quilt in class.

Supplies Needed:

· A small quilt to bind (no curved edges).

· Strips of binding fabric 2 1/8" wide (Do not join strips together. To find number of strips to cut, multiply 2 x (length + width of quilt). Add 24". Divide by 40 and round up to a whole number. Cut this number of strips.).

· Sewing machine in good working order with manual and all feet (Walking foot isn't mandatory, but strongly suggested. Edge-joining presser foot. Pfaff owners use a narrow edge foot. Bernina owners use #10 foot.).

· 5-groove pintuck/cording foot (works best) or an appliqué foot (this foot has a narrow centered groove underneath, like a pintuck foot).

· Basic sewing supplies (scissors to cut threads, seam ripper, bobbins, etc.).

· Small rotary ruler.

· Pins (fine-shaft suggested)

· One hand-sewing needle.

· Fabric marker (#2 pencil, chalk pencil, blue water-soluble pen, etc. that will show on your binding fabric).

· Thread to match your binding fabric.

· Monofilament thread (Sew Art or YLI Wonder recommended).

· Water-soluble thread

Questions about supplies should be directed to Suzanne at 303-791-5508 or .

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209 Fabulous Freehand Free Motion 2 -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
Expand beyond basic, fabulous freehand free motion. Suzanne will show you how to create more intricate designs for stunning backgrounds and overall quilting. Learn to freehand beautiful feathers, ferns, flowers and more in amazing combinations. Tips and tricks will advance your machine quilting skills and give you the confidence to create your own unique, continuous-line designs.

Supplies Needed:

· Pad of graph paper.

· Mechanical pencil with plenty of lead.

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312 Brainless Borders -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
Let your quilting shine in the borders. Discover how to use basic, recognizable shapes to draw and quilt dazzling designs for your borders. Determine brainless border repeats (no math required), and learn a variety of ways to fill the repeats. Learn shortcuts to create quick and easy stencils. Leave class inspired with ideas for borders that will enhance and compliment your quilt.

Supplies Needed:

· Pad of graph paper.

· Mechanical pencil with plenty of lead.

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Sue Moats

118 Spinning Gold for the Longarm Quilter -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
Learn to create appliqués, lace/designer fabric or actual garments on Ultra Solvy water-soluble stabilizer with just threads on your longarm machine. Tricks and tips on taming those terrible threads will also be discussed.

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119 Wearable Art Signature Jacket for the DSM Quilter -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
Learn to select a pattern, plan a garment, and quilt/embellish fabric to create a vest/jacket on your domestic sewing machine. Tips for working with specialty threads and good finishing techniques will be discussed. There will be handouts given and lots of samples to see.

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215 Spinning Gold for the Longarm Quilter -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
Learn to create appliqués, lace/designer fabric or actual garments on Ultra Solvy water-soluble stabilizer with just threads on your longarm machine. Tricks and tips on taming those terrible threads will also be discussed.

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216 Wearable Art Signature Jacket for the DSM Quilter -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
Learn to select a pattern, plan a garment, and quilt/embellish fabric to create a vest/jacket on your domestic sewing machine. Tips for working with specialty threads and good finishing techniques will be discussed. There will be handouts given and lots of samples to see.

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317 Spinning Gold for the DSM Quilter -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
Learn to create appliqués, lace/designer fabric or actual garments on Ultra Solvy water-soluble stabilizer with just threads on your domestic sewing machine. Tricks and tips on taming those terrible threads will also be discussed.

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316 Wearable Art Signature Jacket for the Longarm Quilter -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
Learn to select a pattern, plan a garment, and quilt/embellish fabric to create a vest/jacket on your longarm quilting machine. Tips for working with specialty threads, and good finishing techniques will be discussed. There will be handouts given and lots of samples to see.

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Susan Nelsen

117, 214, 315 Machine Quilting on Your Home Sewing Machine -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture/Hands On, $25.00
Susan will share her many years of experience and knowledge of quilting on the DSM from beginning to end. Some of the topics that will be discussed are general machine maintenance, equipment including fabric, thread, batting, walking foot/darning foot, table set-up and chairs, whether or not to mark quilts, pens, stencils, methodsfor marking, quilt basting and preparation for quilting. There will be a demonstration offree-motionquilting, walking foot (stitch in theditch, grids,etc.). Susan has lots of samples to pass around the class. Students will have an opportunity to use machines to try these techniques.

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Donita Reeve

119 Favorite Gadgets #1 -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $30.00
The class is a demonstration on a variety of tools and accessories to create uniform quilting design, blocks, borders, and sashings using acrylic circles, ovals, rulers, 4-in-1, leaf shape, shells, scallops, diamonds, ropes, accuguide, stars and our NEW curved crosshatching tools. Additional rulers and techniques will be shown as time permits. How to accurately change a design size, straight lines and perfect SID, Chevrons, continuous curves, loop & stars and feathers in borders will be discussed.

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218 Gadgets #2 -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $30.00
The class is a demonstration on a variety of tools and accessories to create uniform quilting design, blocks, borders, and sashings using acrylic circles, ovals, rulers, 4-in-1, leaf shape, shells, scallops, diamonds, ropes, accuguide, stars and our NEW curved crosshatching tools. This class will discuss cellophane wrap to audition designs, straight lines and perfect SID, curved cross hatching, diamonds and interlocking diamonds, ropes& petals, outlining appliqué, interlocking cable feathers, 1⁄2 feathers and others.

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330 Custom Bedding & Home Décor Items With Your Longarm -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $30.00
This class is designed to open your eyes to a whole other use for your longarm than the traditional quilting. A number of home décor items will be shown such as comforter, pillow shams, pillows, window coverings and a quilted headboard.

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319 Can We Quilt It, Yes We Can! -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $30.00
This class is designed to help you make good choices about the treatment you will apply to a quilt. Although there is not ever just one suitable design for a quilt, there are some that are better than others. We’ll discuss creating a notebook of designs, changing design size, and various methods of applying designs to the quilt. Preview your pattern with the use of cellophane wrap. Class handout includes numerous choices for many popular blocks and entire quilts. Several quilts will be on hand for review.

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Jessica Schick

324 Beginning Hand Dyeing 3 Hour Hands On, $30 plus Kit Fee $15
Students will learn the basics of hand dyeing fabrics. Introduction to baggy techniques, color theory and all the hands-on information that they need to begin creating their own fabulous hand-dyed fabrics, which will be done in class. The use of resists chemicals, and dyeing safety will also be addressed. Kit fee includes all supplies and handouts, as well as supplies needed to complete the dye process beyond class. This is meant to be an introductory class, and will focus on the knowledge needed by those with little or no dyeing experience.

Supplies Needed:

· An empty film canister.

· Optional: Additional yardage for experimentation (yardage must be 100% cotton).

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125 Dye-Painting - An Introduction 4 Hour Hands On, $40 plus Kit Fee $15
Students will learn the basics of painting with dyes, including color mixing, and the steps and technique that are used to effectively with fiber-reactive dyes in a painterly manner. Class will focus on abstract and basic pictorial designs. Previous drawing experience is recommended, but not necessary. All students will be making a hand-painted piece of fabric that can be used as part of a quilted wall hanging or quilt. Students may find it advantageous to take the “Getting Images on to Fabric” class prior to taking this class.

Supplies Needed:

· An empty film canister.

· Note pad.

· Optional: Additional fabric (however, there may not be time to work on more than one piece).

· **Students late to register should be prepared to bring 1 set of nylon bristle “brite” brushes (available at local discount or craft shops) or be willing to share instructor brushes.**

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233 Dye-Painting - Pictorial Techniques 4 Hour Hands On, $50 plus Kit Fee $15
This is Jessica’s specialty. Students will be exposed to a variety of painting techniques used to create pictorial fabrics and quilt tops. Techniques discussed will include traditional brush techniques as well as airbrushing, with the use of both fiber-reactive dyes and textile pains. A variety of techniques used to create a variety of “special” effects will also be discussed. Students make a painted piece(s) of fabric using traditional brushwork and either fiber-reactive dyes or textile paints. We will cover shading, blending and layering of colors to create depth and dimensional qualities, which can later be enhanced through stitching. Class kit will include the fabric, brushes and handout needed in class, as well as the dyes, paints and chemicals necessary to experiment in class, as well as chemicals needed to complete the finishing of the dye process after class.

Supplies Needed:

· An empty film canister.

· Some ideas, photos or sketches to incorporate into their piece(s).

· Optional: Additional fabrics (however, there may not be time to work on more than 1 piece).

· **Students late to register should be prepared to bring 1 set of nylon bristle “brite” brushes (available at local discount or craft shops) or be willing to share instructor brushes.**


325 Fabric Embellishment Through Printmaking -- 3 Hour Hands On, $30 plus Kit Fee $15
Students will lean about the various aspects of printmaking as a form of fabric embellishment. Students will experiment with a variety of printing techniques, including screen printing, relief printing, and found object printing. Students will be creating their own printing tools and images, and then using and sharing them to create their own unique, printed fabrics. No prior printing or dyeing experience necessaryjust bring an open mind. This is a really fun and experimentally based class.

Supplies Needed:

· Additional fabrics to experiment with (All fabrics are welcomedincluding hand dyes, satins, organzas, faux suede, upholstery, etc.).

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232 Understanding Color for Dyeing -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $18
This is a lecture-based class geared toward hand dyers and fabric painters. Areas of discussion include color missing, process colors vs. spot colors, the color wheel and what that means to you. Jessica will also address why sometimes you get ‘mud’ and what to do about it, what colors play well together, what can affect the colors you end up with, and how your base fabric affects you results. Class fee includes handouts on class information and sources for more information.

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130 Getting Your Images on to Fabric -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $18
During this lecture-based class, students will learn a variety of techniques that they can use in order to take a line drawing, photograph or other image and get the outlines they need in order to proceed with other dyeing, painting and embellishment techniques. This class is not only useful for fabric dyers and painters, but also for beading and threadwork-type embellishments. Class fee includes handouts on class information and sources.

Supplies Needed:

· Optional: Images and a sketchpad for hands-on experimenting.

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Sue Schmieden

100 To Zip or Not to Zip -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00
In this class, Sue, owner of the Quilting Connection and designer of the Quick Zip System, will discuss the differences and uses of the zipper systems for leading you longarm, shortarm or Handi Quilter frame. She will demonstrate the application of the Quick Zip System, and discuss floating and basting techniques that will help keep your quilts square. Tons of ideas for other uses of the zippers will also be included. Whether quilting for hire or renting time on your machine, the zipper loading method will save you time and money. Door prizes will be given at the end of class.

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200 Color Magic -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Kit Fee $20.00
Color Magic is an original technique, which will add more color and unique design elements to your wholecloth, trapunto or pieced quilts. In this lecture and demonstration class, Sue will do a trunk show of Color Magic quilts. She will discuss how to use the Color Magic technique to add a unique twist to your own quilts or those of your customers. Students will receive the Color Magic Workbook at 20% off. Door prizes will be given at the end of class.

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Trish Stuart

129 Coloring With Inks Over Crayons -- 3 Hour Hands On, $35.00 plus Kit Fee $15.00
This session will introduce you to Trish’s unique four-step method of using inks over crayons to create stunning art on your fabric. The student will learn the four-step method, and go on to sample each of the techniques for using the ink on fabric in combinations of wet or dry ink on wet or dry fabric. There are many uses and techniques for fabric inks, including shadowing, highlighting, intensifying, creating original art. Fabric inks can also be incorporated into wearable art and home décor. This is a beautiful and sophisticated replacement for traditional appliquéit can even be used to enhance appliqué. $15 kit fee includes us of instructor’s inks, pens, stamp pads, hand-fabric, 1 bottle of white ink, 2 applicators and a white crayon.

Supplies Needed:

· Pencil.

· Black 05 Micron Pigma Pen.

· 3 paper towels.

· Approximately 18” square sheet of freezer paper or Grip ‘n Press sheet.

· Small spray bottle of water.

· #6 flat shader brush.

· Optional: Personal iron and pad (if you want one at your personal work station).

Please e-mail to with any questions on supplies needed.

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227 Curves Made Easy -- 3 Hour Hands On, $35.00 plus Kit Fee $10.00
This is possibly the simplest, most accurate method of piecing curves you will ever learn! Eliminate difficulty with registration marks, seam allowance, puckers or pleats. Once you know how to do this, you can use this technique on any of your curve-pieced quilts, including free-form curves! Design concepts and information on creating your own free-form images to sew are presented. This class will teach you the technique, and you will practice the methods on a small block in class. Take this knowledge and move on to quilts, wearable art or home décor. Basic sewing skills needed. Kit fee includes handout and components for sample piece. You will be using sewing machines provided by Pfaff.

Supplies Needed:

· Sharp scissors.

· Sewing awl.

· Add a quarter ruler.

· Water-soluble or air-soluble marking pen.

Please e-mail to with any questions on supplies needed.

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226 Thread Painting -- 3 Hour Hands On, $35.00 plus Kit Fee $5.00
Discover the art of thread painting! We will “paint” a small panel in this session. Trace an image to your fabric, stabilize your fabric, hoop it and then “color it in” with threads to add dimension to your quilt. Bring a variety of your favorite threads to class along with the appropriate machine needles and learn how to use your free motion foot as well as some of the specialty stitches on the machine.

Supplies Needed:

· Sewing machine (that you know how to use, and that can drop feed dogs).

· Threads (rayon, silk, mylar, metallic, 12 wt. cotton, etc.) in colors you like for flowers.

· Sewing machine needles for the type of thread you bring.

· Free motion foot.

· 2 bobbins, pre-wound with neutral bobbin (50 wt.) thread.

· Embroidery hoop.

· Fat quarter of fabric (with favorite print on it that you may want to start work on painting with thread).

· Sharp scissors.

Please e-mail to with any questions on supplies needed.

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231 Crossing Mediums -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture/Trunk Show, $35.00
Trish will present information on how to use things you have learned as a quilter in scrapbooks, altered books, wearable art, etc. A wide range of items is presented in her trunk show for inspiration. She will share her journey out of the blocks as well as providing some simple steps you can follow as you expand your skills and horizons into using different mediums as you cross over into new artistic endeavors.

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Linda Taylor

101 Beginning Longarm Quilting Machine Basics-- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $40.00
Where do we start? How do we end? And what is supposed to happen in between? Linda starts at the beginning and carefully shows how the quilting process is completed efficiently. Proper quilt setup, setting and off-setting pantographs, basting for hand quilters, and overall meandering techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Good and bad examples will be shown. This class is designed strictly as a technique classnot machine maintenance, business, or customer relations.

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102 Artistic Freehand Quilting -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $40.00
This heirloom sampler is an impressive quilt to show freehand techniques to customers. It expands your library of meandering and stippling techniques. Linda shows you how to fill up the sashing with easy, basic designs, and will give a basic understanding of how to do trapunto on the quilting machine with a feathered medallion. Linda will demonstrate freehand feathers, ferns, evergreen leaves and berries, as well as a feathered heart, bow and pine cone. She not only explains how and demonstrates each of the techniques, but also shows many examples where the techniques can be effectively used on quilts.

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201 Professional Quilting 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $40.00
Sure we love quilting, but most commercial quilting machine owners are in business to make money. How can we increase profits, conserve more of our time and energy, enhance good relationships with customers and still enjoy our quilting? Maintaining a professional attitude is the best way to start, according to Linda Taylor.  She will show and tell everything she has learned from owning and operating a successful quilting business.  You will gain many new and insightful ideas to help your business grow from this experienced professional.  There may also be time for a question / answer period.

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202 Technical Skills-- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $40.00
Technical skills cannot be neglected in the well-rounded quilter. By necessity, Linda is an efficiency expert on how to work a custom quilt. She will show you at least six different ways to quilt the border designs, how to stitch in the ditch, do 1/4" outlining, quilt diagonal lines, stitch around curves and appliqué, and rotate the quilt. Be sure of your skills to maintain the integrity of the piecing, whether you use patterns or do mostly freehand quilting. She will also cover some of the standards of quilting show quilts.

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103 Fancy Feathers -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $40.00
You asked for it! Linda will quilt 3 wall hangings incorporating over 40 different freehand feathers. There's no question that good freehand feathers can really set you free in your quilting and increase your earnings. When you leave this class, you will have feathers in your dreams! Learn about the dead end feather, braided feather, teardrop feather, polka dot feather and Linda's famous feather in a feather on a feather. These are just a few of the feathers you will learn to quilt freehand. Don’t miss it!

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301 Advanced Freehand Techniques -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $40.00
The techniques in this sampler are all different and somewhat more difficult than "Fancy This." You will catch the rhythm of quilting a lone star with only one start and stop; 12 more stippling and meandering patterns, including "Texas Tornado". See an expanded peacock feather medallion, 6more sensational sashing ideas and 4 new design elements to tickle your fancy!!

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300 Trapunto Done Right -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $40.00
Linda will complete 6 wall hangings in class using various Trapunto Techniques. There will be more new fancy design elements popping up on the quilt as well as Linda’s latest favorite meandering techniques. She has wonderful quilts to encourage and inspire you.

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Rick Taylor

124, 327 Gammill Machine Maintenance -- All Day Hands On, $200.00, Limited to 20 Students per Class.
124 Thurs.,April 21, 9 am - 4 pm
327 Sat.,April 23, 9 am - 4 pm
You asked for it! This fabulous hands-on class is constructed to help you learn more in-depth maintenance on your Gammill machine.We begin with theory of how the machine operates, then move into troubleshooting the cause and effect of machine tensions. All the adjustments needed to ensure smooth operation of the machine will be covered including: timing of the machine; hopping foot timing; adjustments of hopping foot height; balancing wheels; needle bar replacement; and rocking finger timing. Any other maintenance concerns will also be addressed during class. A maintenance video is included with the class fee. Husband/wife can both attend for the same price, or partners on the same machine. Class requirement: bring your own machine. Indicate on class registration form if bringing machine.

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Diane Varner

225 Thread Play -- 2 Hour Demo/Lecture, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $2.00, Limited to 30 Students per Class.
This class is designed for the student that wants to explore going “outside of the box” by using thread as the design medium. It is geared to the intermediate to advanced domestic machine quilter, and the student must be experienced in free motion quilting. This class will teach you the techniques to do “Thread Play,” and give you the confidence to apply this method to your own quilts. The book “Thread Play,” by Libby Lehman is what Diane has based the class upon, but the book is out of print and not longer available. She has permission from the publisher to copy pages from the book for your reference. Class Handout fee $2.00

Supplies Needed:

· Seam ripper.

· Scissors.

· Freezer paper.

· Pencil.

· Permanent marker.

· Iron-on tear away stabilizer.

· Lingerie thread.

· Metallic thread (silver).

· Metallic threads and 40 wt. rayon in coordinating light colors.

· 24” x 24” muslin.

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