Crazy Quilting by Machine 4-Hour Hands-On, $40.00 plus Kit Fee $ 15.00
Course 224 Thurs., April 6, 8:00 AM
Course 327 Fri., April 7, 6:00 PM
The evolution of crazy quilting has come from using bits and pieces of salvageable cloth to create something again usable to using the piecing merely as a luxurious background to show off surface embellishments. We will explore both a technique for piecing and then a number of hand look (or near-enough hand look) embellishments found on or created with your machine, including bobbin work with a variety of threads, silk ribbon embroidery, couching, appliqué, free-motion lace making and more. We will work on a rectangular backing to explore the multitude of possibilities available to us, which can then be finished on your own as a purse, pillow, or wall hanging.
• Your basic sewing supplies
• 1⁄2 yard of 36” muslin (or more)
• Neutral color sewing thread to contrast with muslin
• Monofilament thread
• An assortment of coordinated or complimentary fabrics, scraps or otherwise. We will be using rectangles about 11⁄2” x 4” long and repeating them throughout the project. Think about contrasts of values, textures, colors, and prints / solids.
• An assortment of ornamentation to adorn and embellish the background you have chosen, such as or similar to, hand embroidery threads, perle cotton, silk ribbon in 4mm or 7mm width, ribbon floss, laces, and any other trim you like! Buttons and charms and crystals work well, too.
Pedal to the Metal Machine Quilting 4-Hour Hands-On, $60.00 plus Kit Fee $24.00
Course 111 Wed., April 5, 6:00 PM
Learn the basics of traditional machine quilting with an emphasis on simple, effective, mark-free designs. Practice is what improves quilting and this class gets you started. You’ll be confident in the steps required and how best to practice while quilting on real projects. Satisfying results begin here.
Simply Sensational Stars 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 215 Thurs., April 6, 8:00 AM
Have you ever wished you could make a 6-pointed star quilt like the Seven Sisters but were totally overwhelmed at the thought? See how fat these traditional designs come together by using rotary cutting and Marci’s strip-piecing method, all without set-in seams! The possibilities for this quilt are endless just by changing the layout and color selections.
Everyone Foundation Pieces Easily 4-Hour Lecture / Demo, $60.00 plus Kit Fee $23.00
Course 218 Thurs., April 6, 6:00 PM
Try Everyone Foundation Pieces Easily with Marci’s new method. Discover the fun and freedom of foundation piecing (commonly referred to as paper piecing). This unique and quick method ensures correct placement without wasted fabric. Eliminate your frustrations and fears about foundation piecing and sew even the most detailed design.
Taming the Tumbling Block 2-Hour Lecture/Demo, $40.00 plus $5 Kit Fee
Course 315 Fri., April 7, 8:00 AM
Now anyone can make a tumbling blocks quilt! Marci will share her simple, time-saving techniques, including how to select the perfect fabrics. Sew only straight (no inset!) seams to make this stunning optical illusion that attracts guys and babies alike.
Designs to Quilt By 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $35.00
Course 318 Fri., April 7, 1:00 PM
We all know that the quilt design affects our level of satisfaction at completion of a project. Deciding on the perfect design to accentuate the tip is often a roadblock to finishing. This discussion covers the different types of quilting designs, the benefits and the limitations of each, and the consideration of hand, machine or longarm methods. Marci shares actual quilts as samples to explore various quilting designs.
Quantum Leap Quilting 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $35.00
Course 408 Sat., April 8, 8:00 AM
Tips and tricks, saving time, and still a perfect quilt!?! Marci shares a plethora of new ideas by identifying basic problems and sharing her solutions. You will not only know how something works, but WHY it works. This is an adaptive lecture customized to fit your group’s interest and direction. Subjects include bindings, foundation piecing, pressing and trimming for perfect piecing, joining strips, rotary cutting for borders and bias strips, and much more.
Finish a Quilt in 1 Hour 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $35.00
Course 203 Thurs., April 6, 3:30 PM
Do you ever find yourself needing a quilt in a hurry? Join Laurel for this informative class overflowing with ideas. View a virtual quilt show and learn to draw your own quilting designs on the quilters' drawing board. This class will give you boundless quilting ideas to create professional quilts in an hour.
Easy, Speedy Feathers 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $35.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 300 Fri., April 7, 8:00 AM
Do you dream of beautiful feathers at night? Turn those dreams into reality. Laurel will show you methods to help you make your feathers beautiful. You will be amazed how your skills will improve after drawing, and watching how easy and fast your feathers can be!
Backgrounds by the Dozen 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $35.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 420 Sat., April 8, 8:00 AM
Does your mind go blank every time you're ready to start quilting? Let Laurel help you get those creative juices flowing with ideas for new and exciting backgrounds. Learn how previewing designs before quilting results in professional looking quilts.
Statler Stitcher 2-Hour Lecture / Demo $25.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Course 312 Fri., April 7, 2:00 PM
If you are a new Statler owner or for those who would like to be, this is the class for you! We will be building on “Making The Most of Your Anne Bright Designs,” “How to Interpret Quilt Talk,” “One, Two, Three, Four,” “Learning the Paths” and so much more. Step by step, easy instructions for getting the design onto the quilt. Blocks, borders, border to borders and easy custom work!
How to Interpret Quilt Talk or Now I Have It How Do I Quilt It? 2-Hour Lecture / Demo $25.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Course 314 Fri., April 7, 6:00 PM
• Investigate the quilt size, how it will be used, who it’s for
• Knowing your customers likes, dislikes, skills, needs, budget
• Assessing your skill level and reaching just above it
• Ideas for practicing new skills
• Record keeping
• Balance between harmony and variety
• Giving life and movement to each quilt
• Where to find designs
• Size ratios
• How many hours of work the quilt will need
• Pricing ideas, finding your niche
• Retaining, teaching and growing good customers
Designs with Lines 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Course 219 Thurs., April 6, 8:00 AM
Whether you are a confident beginner or an advanced longarm machine quilter, you will find this class packed full of valuable information so simple to learn that you will be amazed at the versatile and exciting ways you’ll approach machine quilting. This workshop is designed to help speed up the process of longarm quilting. Pam will share her convenient, proven and helpful methods of creating outstanding designs. Discover the easy-to-follow instructions for customizing and personalizing your quilt tops.
This workshop will begin with sketching in a workbook (provided) to discover the effective and convenient approach to unlimited designs using basic lines as a reference guide. Then watch as Pam demos using the longarm and shows you how to mark and stitch these designs.
Experience the dramatic difference in how you approach your next quilt and appreciate the outstanding quality you will be able create, and the confidence in knowing you can create a unique and invaluable style of your own.
Bring to class a lapboard, colored pencils or pens eraser and small pencil sharpener. You will get a workbook that is full of useful information, and class includes door prizes. Cameras welcome.
Fearless Beginnings to Longarm Quilting 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Course 220 Thurs., April 6, 10:30 AM
Discover the secrets to smooth quilting and basic quilt designs all from the front of the machine. This class is designed to save time and gain confidence. If you are new to longarm quilting or not comfortable in front of the machine, this class is for you. Pam Clarke, a longarm quilter since 1988, will guide you in this step-by-step no-fuss method. This lecture / demo / hands-on will cover how to mark a quilt top, several background stitches, and the seven basic quilt patterns to create unlimited quilt designs. You will be amazed how easy it is to do feathers, hearts, leaves, waves, etc. With a little bit of practice, you will soon be finishing quilt tops faster than you thought possible. A workbook packed full of ideas and practice ideas will be provided in class along with several samples and demonstrations using the quilting machine. Door prizes given out, and don’t forget cameras welcome.
Time Management 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $2.00
Course 221 Thurs., April 6, 1:00 PM
Discover how Pam Clarke has completed over 7,000 quilts since she started her longarm quilting business in 1987. “Time Management,” a lecture, documentation, shop organization, lead generation, scheduling, preparation, community exposure, delegation, and basic day-to-day routine operations are the subject to be covered and a profitable business is the goal. Gain several hours a week by learning how to perform basic quilting tasks to get the most out of your quilting time.
Designs from Simple Shapes and Blocks 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Course 320 Fri., April 7, 8:00 AM
Take a simple circle, swirl, nine-patch, heart and add a few basic shapes to create fantastic designs to be used in borders, blocks, sashing, corners and set-in blocks. No longer will you be searching through your pre-cut stencils to find the perfect fit. With these simple shapes, Pam will show you how to make Amish feathers with a circle, beautiful swirl shapes for large borders or small sashing. Discover how to use any size heart shape to create an elegant feather heart to be used in plain blocks or half square triangles. Take a nine-patch block and using the piecing of the block as a reference, stitch outstanding designs with very little marking. Then see how simple this is achieved as Pam demos colored pens or pencils, gum eraser and small pencil sharpener.
Be prepared to get loads of ideas and samples, as well as door prizes. Cameras welcome.
Borderlines 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Course 321 Fri., April 7, 10:30 AM
Borders, borders, and more borders will be the topic of discussion in this workshop. Learn three borders techniques that will change the way you approach your next quilt. Several samples and techniques will be covered in class, along with a workbook to keep notes. Using your workbook follow along with Pam as she draws these borders using an overhead, and learn how to design these effortless borders.
Working with corners and sashing / lattice is the goal using several straight line stencils as references points to develop outstanding designs to help speed up your marking and quilting time. Discover how to deal with problems borders or lattice, and which design works best in these areas.
You will be amazed how simple borders can really be. All levels of quilters welcomed in this class. Bring a lapboard and colored pencils or pens, small sharpener and eraser. There will be door prizes, and cameras are always welcome. The handout is a 30-page workbook containing loads of ideas.
Quilt Comparison 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $2.00
Course 322 Fri., April 7, 1:00 PM
Discover how a one-pieced or an appliquéd quilt, quilted four different ways will look. Pam will have eight different quilts available for you to judge how the quilting will look. Pam will also discuss Flying Geese, Feather Stars, Ships as Sea, Flower Wreath Appliqué, Clamshell, Hands all Around, Hickory Leaf, and Single Irish Chain. Using Power point see the detailed quilting. All-over designs, custom quilting, background quilting, and block quilting will be the topic of discussion along with thread and batting choices. Look forward to door prizes, and don’t forget that cameras are welcome.
Basting Spray Appliqué 4-Hour Hands-On, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $10.00
Course 403 Sat., April 8, 8:00 AM
Discover this new and easy appliqué technique taught by Pam using her new Perfect Appliqué Magic Spray (PAMS). You will be amazed at how easy this appliqué is! Learn how to make perfect smooth circles, sharp points, smooth curves with a light spray and a simple press with your finger. No longer will you avoid appliqué. This method is so simple to learn even those who have never tried appliqué will have instant results. Pam will be sharing her machine appliqué technique, but will also cover how to use this technique for hand appliqué. A kit (enough to make four blocks) is provided for class. This will truly change the way you approach your next appliqué technique! Bring to class basic sewing supplies. Door prizes. Cameras welcome. Sewing machine provided by Pfaff, or you are welcome to bring your own.
Watercolor Garden 3-Hour Lecture / Demo, $30.00
Course 326 Fri., April 7, 10:30 AM
If you have ever wanted to create a watercolor quilt come learn a very quick, easy and precise way to stitch together two-inch squares. In three hours, you will create a watercolor garden, and have butterflies flying in your garden, with embroidery. Students should bring basic sewing supplies such as scissors, pins, seam ripper, etc.
Watercolor Garden 3-Hour Lecture / Demo, $30.00
Course 416 Sat., April 8, 2:00 PM
If you have ever wanted to create a watercolor quilt come learn a very quick, easy and precise way to stitch together two-inch squares. In three hours, you will create a watercolor garden, and have butterflies flying in your garden, with embroidery. Students should bring basic sewing supplies such as scissors, pins, seam ripper, etc.
Love of Samplers 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $ 30.00
Course 323 Fri., April 7, 3:30 PM
You will look at samplers in a new light. Myrna will teach you her method of working a sample from start to finish. Learn how to view samplers in an organized fashion. You’ll learn Myrna’s approach, which encompasses analyzing, stabilizing and handling every block with confidence. See how many designs the quilt gives you! It’s all there for the stitching! Please bring a sample for discussion, as time permits. Supplies needed are paper and pencil for practice.
Hartley Fence-APQS 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 410 Sat., April 8, 8:00 AM
Let Myrna Ficken Show you how easy it is to use your Hartley Fence. She will begin with mounting it onto your machine then move on to quilting perfect circles and diagonals. She will cover design ideas for circles, and feature quilts demonstrating the effectiveness of these designs. Myrna will then move on to the cookie-cutter stencils and show what “easy work” they make of quilting difficult shapes that are otherwise nearly impossible to accomplish. As Myrna would say, “Let’s get it on, and start making some money with these valuable tools.”
Jazzy Poncho 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00 plus Kit Fee $40.00
Course 412 Sat., April 8, 10:30 AM
“I want you to get excited about stepping up to your machine.” Myrna will demonstrate step by step how to use silk fibers, yarns, threads, and scraps to make a JAZZY poncho on your longarm or DSM. You will see how this method can be used for other garments, embellishments, and even for home décor. You will have lots of fun in this class!
Kit and instructions for the ponchos are included in the kit fee. Pre-order from website is recommended (www.aquilterschoice.com). The kit includes two packs of silk fiber and two packs of water-soluble stabilizer.
Just Do It 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $30.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Course 413 Sat., April 8, 1:00 PM
See fillers and flowers that are jazzy, funky, fun, and fancy-free in the form of hand designs you can use anywhere. Step out of the box and just do it! We will discuss edge-to-edge designs that are fun, fast and easy. We will start with designing a border. From there learn how to take parts of your design and put in sashing, or on into your blocks. “Stitch in the ditch” and alternatives. Feel free to bring quilts for discussion as time allows. Bring to class pencil and paper.
Rose Of Sharon Machine Appliqué Quilt 4-Hour Hands-On, $35.00 plus $6.00 Kit Fee*
Course 114 Wed, April 5, 11:30 AM
Course 414 Sat, April 8, 8:00 AM
If you have ever been overwhelmed by an appliqué project, or if you have always wanted to try one, but were not quite sure about the handworkthen this class is for you. Enjoy beautiful, instant success in appliqué that will look hand done! This class will highlight a wonderful, new machine-appliqué technique. In this class you will create a beautiful 18" block. You will be so hooked on this technique you will want to create enough for a whole quilt!
• Basic sewing kit
• 1 1⁄4 good muslin (this is enough for four blocks) or light-colored cotton for background
• Selection of small pieces (fat quarters work well) of assorted fabrics for appliqué. The sample we will work on will be a floral motifso choose colors for the main flower, stems, leaves, etc.
• Small travel iron if you own one (there will be some irons to share)
• Small ironing surfaceyou 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:
• Class Handout, pattern, and Placement Guide
• Water-soluble paper stabilizer
• Clear monofilament thread
• 2 Elmer's school glue sticks
• Small wooden orange sticks
• Baby wipes for wiping off hands
Pinwheel Spin 30’s Quilt-Using Quiltsmart 4-Hour Hands-On, $35.00 Plus Kit Fee of $10
Course 225 Thurs, April 6, 1:00 PM
Try Quiltsmart Pinwheel Spin fusible interfacing for an easy approach to appliqué! You will be sewing a traditionally difficult quilt with ease. No curved piecing or needle turning!! The kit contains enough interfacing for fifteen 10” blocks. This is a great class for beginners and seasoned sewers alike!
• Background fabric: 1 1⁄2 yard
• Pinwheel fabric: 1⁄4 yard each of eight fabrics or 8 fat eighths
• We will be working on blocks only, so border fabrics can be purchased later
• Basic sewing supplies
Introduction to Electric Quilt 5 (EQ5) 1-Hour Lecture/Demo, $25.00
Course 329 Fri April 7, 2:00 PM
Course 415 Sat, April 8 12:30 PM
This is a lecture / demo class that will show you many exiting features of Electric Quilt 5!
Discover how easy designing becomes using libraries of pre-designed fabrics, blocks, embroideries, and layouts! Use your home printer to print yardage and rotary cutting charts, colored blocks, quilts, quilting stencils, templates and numbered foundation patterns and more! Use easy drawing tools to design your own blocks!
Needles and Threads: Untangle the Mystery 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $30.00
Course 110 Wed, April 5, 2:30 PM
Course 301 Fri., April 7, 10:30 AM
Do you have a whole shelf full of great specialty threads and you can’t make them run in your machine? If so then 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 it affects 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 and thread size for the best sewing results. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers, as well as lots of handouts and free samples. Door prizes too!
Flat or Fluffy: The Batting In Between 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $30.00
Course 201 Thurs., April 6, 10:30 AM
Course 302 Fri., April 7, 1:00 PM
Batting, batting, and more batting! There are flat, fluffy, polyester, cotton and all manner of blends. How can we possibly choose the best one for out current project? Nancy is here to help you separate the urban legends from the facts about today’s batting. Learn what the correct batt can do to enhance all of your quilting projects. From bags to bed quilts, find the best batt for the job. There will be lots of sewn samples so you can compare for yourself. Door prizes too!
The Machine Quilters Guide to UFO’s: Unusual Fabric Objects 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $30.00
Course 202 Thurs., April 6, 1:00 PM
One of your best customers contacts you about a quilt top that she started “way back when she first learned to quilt.” The seams don’t match, the fabrics are poor quality, and what happened to all the points on the stars? One look tells you it is going to be anything but easy. Don’t turn that project away…finish it for her!
Learn the tips and tricks to handle to “unique” projects our customers can bring us. We will cover all types of quilt tops from embroidered to double knits. Learn how to hide the bad parts and highlight the good ones. You will get hints on where to find the fabrics to finish these “UFO’s”. You will also learn how to estimate the costs and materials needed to complete these unusual but rewarding projects. Nancy will have great handouts that contain lots of extra info. Door prizes too!
Where’d You Get That Bag? 1-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Course 213 Thurs., April 6, 4:30 PM
Tote bags are all the rage, and patterns abound for all sizes and shapes. Learn how to turn today’s tote bag patterns into a walking piece of art. Use your longarm or domestic 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?!”
Getting to the Point 1-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Course 313 Fri, April 7, 4:30 PM
Course 426 Sat, April 8, 12:30 PM
Join Nancy for a close look at the most important and most overlooked part on your quilting machines. There is no question that having the right needle can mean the difference between smooth, even stitches and frustrating thread breaks and loops. How do you know which one to use?
Nancy will be covering all types of needles currently being used in both our domestic sewing machines and our longarm quilting machines. Learn how to read the needle package and how those numbers relate from one brand to the next. See how the type of point can affect your finishing product and, best of all, how to match up the correct needle and thread sizes.
She will also cover all of the latest innovations, including the titanium and multi-directional needles.
Technicalities One 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $35.00
Course 423 Sat., April 8, 10:30 AM
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 to achieve the quality quilting we all desire. This class will not focus on creativity and design but on the logistics of applying the quilting designs. We will discuss common pitfalls and ways to avoid them. Renae will also discuss the process of show quilting, beginning with marking the top and ending with blocking and shipping the finished quilt. Learn a few simple tricks she used for her latest award-winning quilts!
Technicalities Two 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $35.00
Course 424 Sat., April 8, 1:00 PM
In this class, Renae will teach you how to sew circles around your quilts. Renae teaches how to draft and quilt the LARGE circles used in her latest award-winning quilts, His Light Reflected and Ring around the Rosie. Do your radiating lines wobble? Renae has some solutions to help keep you on the “straight and narrow.” Renae’s “Amazing Rays and Circles” ruler will be demonstrated, along with alternate methods of working with radiating lines and circles. How can such simple shapes as circles and lines be used in such diverse ways? Renae will show you many of her tricks! These applications are excellent for whole cloth “show” quilts, but can be simplified and mastered to help you thrill your custom / heirloom customer as well.
Basics of Longarm Quilting 3-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Course 223 Thurs., April 6, 6:00 PM
To start your quilting adventure, David will give you tips on preparation of your table, machine, and machine capabilities. He will also give tips on how to start our own business. David will teach how to charge, checking in a quilt, and extras you can do to increase your business will also be covered. Preparing the quilt, pinning in quilts, pattern quilting, and outlining will be covered. We will identify and explain all the features and capabilities of your longarm, mid arm, ad short arm.
Maintenance of your machine will be covered. We will go through timing as well as adjusting the tensions. David has an actual machine head made to allow you to adjust the timing and tension. You will have the confidence to take care of your machine yourself. He will also go over tools he uses in his business.
Machine Quilting and Maintenance 3-Hour Lecture / Demo, $35.00
Course 304 Fri., April 7, 6:00 PM
David will go over many different aspects of longarm care and maintenance. He will talk about how he got started and what you should know before you decided on a machine. He will go over cleanliness and machine maintenance. Thing covered are oil, threading problems, hopping foot adjustment, needle bar adjustments, timing, and tension of top and bottom threads. He will also talk about new electronics, pointer adjustments, bobbin winder, and the tools he likes to use.
Follow the Arrows 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Course 417 Sat., April 8, 8:00 AM
Enjoy an exciting class in which David will discuss the various types of patterns, tips on choosing patterns, and way to modify them. He will cover the capabilities of all the various machines and learn the five 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. He will cover ways to begin and end the quilt by adjusting row space and space between designs to make them fit the size of the quilt. He will show the math method as well as the “Pantograph Planner”.
He will show how to adjust the corners when doing borders, and also show how to turn quilts to do the side borders all in one pass. David will discuss inserting block designs and also placing large medallions in the centers of quilts. He will demonstrate the kind of tools he finds makes quilting easier and more enjoyable. Appropriate for longarm, mid arm, and short arm.
Suzanne Michelle Hyland
Fabulous Freehand Free Motion I 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 103 Wed., April 5, 3:30 PM
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 designs. 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. You will walk away full of ideas for backgrounds, textures, and overall quilting designs. Students should bring a pad of graph paper and a mechanical pencil with plenty of lead.
Fabulous Freehand Free Motion II 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 305 Fri., April 7, 8:00 AM
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. Pre-requisites: Fabulous Freehand Free Motion I or previous freehand experience. Students should bring a pad of graph paper and a mechanical pencil with plenty of lead.
Sew Precise, Sew Fast Machine Binding 3-Hour Hands-On, $30.00 plus Kit Fee $10.00
Course 404 Sat., April 8, 2:00 PM
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, and she didn’t have time to hand stitch. After years of searching, she developed a technique to create a tight, ¼” binding by machine. Discover this amazing technique to finish your quilts quickly and easily. Learn to create perfectly mitered corners and an easy lumpless finish. Bind a practice quilt in class.
• A small practice quilt to bindno curved edges, at least 15” wide / tall. Use pre-quilted fabric, or create a small quilt by practicing your quilting skills on scrap fabric. Two layers of fabric with batting and a little quilting will work (this is practice!).
• Strips of binding fabric 2 1/8” wide. Do not join strips together. To find the 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.
• Basic sewing supplies (scissors to cut threads, seam ripper, bobbins, etc.)
• Small rotary ruler
• Pins (fine-shaft suggested) and one-hand sewing needle
• Fabric marker (No. 2 pencil, chalk pencil, blue water-soluble pen, etc.) that will show on your binding fabric
• Thread to match your binding fabric
• The following equipment is optional, but strongly suggested. Sewing machines are available for use, but your class experience and learning will be greatly enhanced if you bring and use your own machine.
• Sewing machine in good working order with manual and all feet. Walking foot isn’t mandatory, but strongly suggested.
• An edge-joining foot. This foot has a metal guide in the middle of the foot to help you sew very close to the edge of your binding. For Pfaff owners, this is a narrow-edge foot; Berninas use #10 or #10C depending on model.
• A cording foot OR a 5-groove pin tuck / cording foot.
Questions about supplies should be directed to Suzanne at 303-791-5508 or .
Let’s Have a Block Party 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $ 25.00
Course 200 Thurs., April 6, 8:00 AM
Course 418 Sat., April 8, 10:30 AM
Do you like color-blocked jackets? If so this class / trunk show is for you! Penny will show several variants of a color-blocked jacket in a variety of fabrics from silk to fleece! You can use this to showcase your embroidery, the fancy stitches and / or the feet on your regular sewing machine.
Penny will show you how to draft your own color-blocked jacket from your favorite jacket pattern. She will share lots of tips and advice on how to work with different fabrics, and what to avoid. This class is great for a beginner sewer. If you are not keen on creating wearables, the same techniques can be used to create a simple quilt!
Machine Quilting on Your Home Machine 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $4.00
Course 208 Thurs., April 6, 3:30 PM
Course 325 Fri., April 7, 8:00 AM
This class will cover an array of topics. First, you will learn about general machine maintenance. Second, Susan will speak on equipment including fabric, thread, batting, walking foot / darning foot, and table set-up. Third, we will discuss the ongoing internal struggle of “to mark” or “not to mark.” Susan will go over methods of markings including pens and stencils. Fourth, Susan will talk about quilt basting and preparation for quilting. Fifth, you will see a demonstration of free-motion quilting, and walking foot (“stitch-in-the-ditch,” grids, etc.). Susan will have lots of samples to pass around the class. The handout will include printed material and muslin / batting samples.
Kathy Anne Olson
If It’s Not Moving, Feather It 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Course 309 Fri., April 7, 6:00 PM
Course 419 Sat., April 8, 1:00 PM
Pencil-quilt along with me as I share my methods for fitting feathers into a variety of blocks without a lot of marking. Starting with the parts of a feather, we will move through a short series of exercises to show you how easy it is to design traditionally styled, freehanded feather designs with just a few registration marks! By drawing first, you will know where to begin, how to execute, and where to put each design when you get home to your sewing or quilting machine.
Design workbook provided. Bring yourself, your camera, and a pen or pencil.
Those Fabulous Curling Feather Borders aka The Switchback 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Skill Level: Intermediate / Advanced Only
Course 317 Fri., April 7, 3:30 PM
Course 422 Sat., April 8, 8:00 AM
You can quilt the beautiful, traditional Amish pattern with only one start and stop per border. We start in right away with pencil quilting, the five-design execution steps in your handout. From there we proceed to actually drawing out the border in on a quilt in your workbook. You will use this later as a guide to remember the layout and quilting path. On fabric provided, we will set the spine on a quilt using not only Kathy Anne’s stencil, but also substitute various items you probably already own. You just will not believe how quickly and easily this border can be accomplished! All of your customers will want it on their quilts!
Additional feathered borders such at Wisteria, Thick and Thin, Single Sided and Undulation will also be covered as time permits. Remember, “If It’s Not Moving, Feather It!” All class materials and your design book will be provided. Bring yourself, your camera, and a set of colored pencils.
Line Dancing 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Course 308 Fri., April 7, 3:30 PM
You’ve heard about it…now join in the fun!!! An interactive drawing class utilizing the quick and incredibly easy and forgiving Line Dancing concept that is based on Barbara Johanna’s Continuous Curve quilting. Few stops and starts, wonderful surprise designs that pop up, no marking needed and yet, it gets even better. We’ll take the LD concept further than just following the block lines to show you what a wonderful and incredibly useful tool this is!!
Great samples to see, useful handouts and fun door prizes are all included. Check out the “Line Dancing” folders at http://community.webshots.com/user/madijj.
Most Requested Overalls 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Course 405 Sat., April 8, 8:00 AM
You’ve seen the book and asked for the classnow you’re able to watch as Diana shows you how to stitch this great collection of original freehand designs. We’ll start off easy, and work into more challenging designs. This class will give you a good selection of designs to aid you in finishing your own or client tops. Clamshell Flowers, Windblown Hearts, and Paisley Flowers are a few of the designs featured. You will also become familiar with Cozy Creation’s original and easy method of back and forth echoing. Use them for overall quilting, body-only quilting or background fills, or adapt them to create many more deigns for you to choose from. Great handouts and door prizes including the sampler created in class!
Frameworks 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Course 406 Sat., April 8, 10:30 AM
Based on the popular Frameworks book, we’ll stitch a bevy of border designs to add pizzazz to your quilts! Skinny, wide, simple, elegant, multipleseven those dreaded “too full ones”…we’ll cover a wide range of styles in this class, along with ways to avoid SID’ing them without compromising the finished look. All this and more will be included. Most of these designs work wonderfully for sashings, too! Come join in the fun and learning. In typical Cozy Creation fashion, there are always great samples, helpful handouts, and door prizes that include the sampler stitched in class!
Fast and Fabulous Fun with Shapes 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Course 407 Sat., April 8, 1:00 PM
This class is an introduction to the “Fun with Shapes Mix-and-Matching” concept while we stitch up a sampler full of LOTS of great designs to use on quilt tops. We’ll then take it a step further to see how easy it can be to create your own fast and fabulous creations. Lots of samples to touch and see, helpful handouts, door prizes that include the just stitched sampler, but best of all, you’ll leave the class with LOTS of inspiration and the ability to create an infinite number of your own original designs!
Mini Whole Cloth 6-Hour Hands-On, $60.00 plus Handout Fee $2.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Course 116 Wed., April 5, 4:00 PM
Discover design, layout, scale, and theme using Quilting in Motion designs. Create a customized quilt from just one yard of muslin. First half of class focuses on design and marking. The second half of class focuses on basting and machine quilting.
Drawing Designs From History 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $2.00
Course 207 Thurs., April 6, 1:00 PM
Discover the history of designs and use this knowledge to successfully quilt “period,” “reproduction,” or antique quilts with appropriately dated designs. All continuous lines! These methods are great for use with domestic, longarm, short arm, or mid-arm machines.
Change the Thread 4-Hour Hands-On, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $2.00
Course 227 Thurs., April 6, 6:00 PM
Add texture and dimension to a project. Just by changing the thread you will create impact. Discover the qualities of different weights of thread and their effects on your quilt. Experiment with different motifs, straight-line quilting, portraits, landscapes and more.
Designs Drawn From QIM #8 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $2.00
Course 306 Fri., April 7, 10:30 AM
Thrill to the discovery of new designs. Learn how much a design can be manipulated and still hold together. Put them together, take them apart, and create original designs for original quilts. These ideas are great for use with domestic, longarm, short arm, or mid-arm machines.
Art Basics 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $2.00
Course 335 Fri., April 7, 3:30 PM
This class is packed with information valuable to all levels of machine quilting. You will be given instruction on beginning drawing. You will also learn how to draw lines for continuous motion quilting. We will practice the concepts of contour drawing, how to gain confidence for freehand quilting, and designing. You will be able to give your quilt your own personal touch.
Beginning Adobe Photoshop: Creating Photo Fabric and Memory Quilts with Special Effects 2-Hour Hands-On, $35.00 plus Kit Fee $10.00
Course 105 Wed., April 5, 6:00 PM
This class provides an introduction to Adobe Photoshop (Useful for Corel Users also). Class will provide the student with a comparison of various photo editing software. Focus will be on the use of Adobe Photoshop. Users with Photoshop LE (available with some printers / cameras, etc) will find this class useful. During class, students will learn how to use scanner and photo software to create their own fabrics as well as learn tips and tricks for creating fabulous photo memory blocks. We well discuss the use of tools designed to highlight areas of photos, as well cropping out the unwanted background, and giving those photos a vignette of soft light and shapes that are way “out of the box”. Students will need to bring a notebook. Laptop and access to software is helpful but not necessary for this class. Software used is Adobe Photoshop.
Drawing Through Machine Quilting Freehand Quilting Technique 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $35.00 plus Kit Fee $10.00
Course 109 Wed., April 5, 12:00 PM
Students will learn how to apply freehand / free motion quilting techniques to add artistic touches to their quilts. Useful to both traditional and longarm machine quilters. Learn how to use fabric designs to your advantage, create complimentary quilting designs and execute them to create beautiful quilting to enhance any project. During this class we will experiment with a variety of threads and techniques to get them to behave. “Find out when it’s you or when it’s the thread.”
Students will need to bring “practice” pieces, including batting (polyester or cotton or both) and a variety of threads. A free motion or darning foot is necessary. This is your chance to learn what works for you and develop your own “artsy” quilting style.
Dye-Painting- An Introduction 4-Hour Hands-On, $45.00 plus Kit Fee $10.00
Course 209 Thurs., April 6, 6:00 PM
Students will learn the basics of painting with dyes, including color theory / mixing and the steps and technique that are used to effectively use 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 will need to bring an empty film canister and note pad. Students are welcome to bring additional fabric, however they may not have enough time to work on more than one piece. (Students late to register should be prepared to bring one set of nylon bristle “brite” brushes, available at local discount or craft shops, or be willing to share instructor brushes. Also bring two empty film canisters with caps.)
Beginning and Exotic Hand Dyes 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $35.00 plus Kit Fee $10.00
Course 303 Fri., April 7, 3:30 PM
Student will learn to create their own hand-dyed fabrics from beginning to exotic. Techniques covered include baggy dyeing, shibori, tie-dye, salt effects, discharge dyeing, and color theory as it relates to dyeing. Kit Fee includes all supplies, two yards of fabric, and handouts, as well as chemicals needed to complete the dye process beyond class. Students are welcome to bring additional yardage for experimentation yardage must be 100% cotton. Students will need to bring an empty film canister.
Dye-Painting - Pictorial Techniques 4-Hour Hands-On, $55.00 plus Kit Fee $10.00
Course 328 Fri., April 7, 6:00 PM
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 paints. A variety of techniques used to create a variety of “special” effects will also be discussed. Students will make a painted piece(s) of fabric using traditional brushwork and either fiber-reactive dyes or textile paints. We will cover shading, blending, 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 use of all dyes, paints, and chemicals necessary to experiment in class, as well as chemicals needed to complete the finishing of the dye process after class. Students will need to bring an empty film canister, and a couple of ideas, and any photos or sketches that they think they might like to incorporate into their piece(s). Students may bring additional fabrics if they choose, however they may not have time to work on more than one piece. (Students late to register should bring one set of nylon flat “brite” brushes available at local discount or craft shops, or be prepared to share instructor brushes. Also bring two empty film canisters with caps.)
Introduction to Longarm Quilting 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Course 101 Wed., April 5, 3:30 PM
If you have purchased a longarm or are dreaming of one and do not quite know where to start, this class will put you right on track. Sue opened The Quilting Connection in 1999, and has been amazed at the opportunities and growth of this industry. She will share her story of purchasing one machine and explain how she now owns three machines, a full service longarm shop, and quilting retreat. She will discuss pricing your quilting, whether you intend to offer edge-to-edge pattern, basic custom, or whole cloth trapunto design.
Demonstrations will include quickly loading a quilt using the Quick Zip System, easy-but-amazing tips on how to keep your quilts square during the loading and quilting process and the tricks she uses to handle those wavy quilt tops that just won’t lay flat. Sue will also discuss pattern quilting, keeping your rows even, and simple tips on how to straighten up those sashings and blocks while basting and “stitching in the ditch.” Stencil placement on borders and blocks, and easy free-motion designs for beginners will also be included. Door prizes will be given at the end of class.
Computerized Longarm Quilting 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Course 113 Wed, April 5, 6:30 PM
Ever dreamed of quilting a whole cloth wedding quilt, but just don’t have the time to plan and mark your fabric? Sue Schmieden, owner of The Quilting Connection in Elkhorn, WI and authorized APQS Representative will demonstrate the advantages of computerized longarm quilting. The CompuQuilter System, along with many pattern designers offer a wide variety of computerized edge-to-edge patterns, block and border designs and even whole cloth designs. Using the CompuQuilter, Sue will demonstrate how to re-size, rotate, and flip border and corner motifs, execute block and sashing designs and discuss turning the quilt for side borders. You will see how easy it is to run a computerized longarm and be amazed at the endless design options.
She will also cover the basics on pricing your computerized quilting, giving you different examples from edge-to-edge designs to fees for whole cloth and trapunto work. If you are interested in purchasing a computerized longarm, or have recently purchased one, this class will show you the wonderful opportunities available for your quilting business.
Color Magic 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00 plus Kit Fee $20.00
Course 400 Sat., April 8, 8:00 AM
Color Magic is an original technique that will add more color and unique design elements to your whole cloth, trapunto, or pieced quilts. In this class Sue will teach you her secrets for layering materials for a fast, easy but dramatic effect. You will be inspired to create your own eye-catching quilts using your own Color Magic ideas! She will also discuss how to incorporate the Color Magic technique to add an exciting twist to your customers’ quilts. Door prizes will be given at the end of class.
Splitting Machine Embroidery Designs Like a Black Belt 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00 Includes a Free CD
Course 216 Thurs., April 6, 10:30 AM
The focus of this class is splitting larger files into smaller sections so you are no longer limited to single-hoop designs. We will discuss both multi-position hoops as well as “over-coming the fear” of taking the fabric out of the hoop to piece together a HUGE embroidered design. Your creativity will be inspired when you see how easy it is to create your own “pocket toppers” or two-part “nested” embellishments for closure don’t worry, safety goggles are not required! This class includes a free CD.
Appliqué with a Box of Crayons 4-Hour Hands-On, $35.00 plus Kit Fee $20.00
Course 421 Sat., April 8, 10:30 AM
Learn to appliqué without a needlejust a box of crayons. This new approach to the “coloring on fabric” technique takes the quilter beyond simple coloring book designs and into “art with crayon”. Learn how to easily color intricate details, do shading like the pros, add texture for that added punch, and other techniques developed by the instructor. Several different kinds of embellishing techniques will also be covered that will give your crayon quilt that finishing touch. It is easy, fast and lots of fun. Students will go home with a finished product ready to be framed, made into a whole quilt, or individually sewn into pillows.
Professional Quilting 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 106 Wed., April 5, 12:00 PM
Sure we love quilting, but most commercial quilting machine owners are in business to make money. How can we increase our profits, conserve more of our time and energy, enhance good relationships with customers an 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. Whether you work alone, with a partner, or spouse, and / or manage employees, you will garner many new insightful ideas to help your business grow from this successful experienced professional. Linda literally wrote the book on longarm quilting! There may also be time for a question / answer period. Yes, there are always door prizes in Linda’s class!
Freehand for Beginners 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 107 Wed., April 5, 3:00 PM
This famous heirloom sampler is an impressive quilt to dazzle your customers with your freehand techniques. It expands your library of meandering and stippling techniques. Linda shows you how to fill up the sashing with easy basic designs, gives you a god basic designs, give you a good understanding of how to do a feathered medallion and demonstrates basic freehand feathers, ferns, evergreen leaves, and berries, as well as a feathered heart. She not only explains how and demonstrates each of the techniques, but also shows many examples where the techniques can be effectively used on everyday quilts. The sample completed in this class and five “Fancy This” booklets will be given away as door prizes at the end of class.
Expanded Freehand 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 210 Thurs., April 6, 8:00 AM
Getting bored with your meandering techniques? Then this is the class for you. Linda shows you how to catch the rhythm of quilting a lone star with only one start and stop; many more stippling and meandering patterns (including the “Texas Tornado”); a peacock fern medallion; additional freehand sashing ideas; and sensational new ideas from some of Linda’s latest show quilts. The sampler completed in this class, five “Fancy That” booklets, five copies of Linda’s quilting idea book LT’s Trees and Other Things and two of Linda’s Artistic Freeform II DVDs will be door prizes at the end of the class.
Longarm Trapunto 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 211 Thurs., April 6, 11:00 AM
No, it’s not too much work and don’t let anyone talk you out of it! Once you feel comfortable with some of the meandering techniques, confidently put them to work in creating depth and dimension in your quilting. Linda will complete four wall hangings in class using various trapunto techniques including: clean-cut trapunto, reverse trapunto, double trapunto, shadow trapunto, reverse shadow trapunto, and Linda’s chenille trapunto and R.A.R.E trapunto (wait ‘til you see this!). 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 completed quilts to encourage and inspire you to do what you dream. The many door prizes at the end of this class will include the four wall hanging samples.
Original Feather Frenzy 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 212 Thurs., April 6, 2:00 PM
You asked for it! Watch and learn as Linda quilts over forty different freehand feathers on three wall hangings in this one class. Nearly all of the feathers are uniquely Linda’s. She adds more every year. There’s no question that good freehand feathers can nearly set you free in your quilting and increase your earnings on the quilting machine. When you leave this class, you should have feathered dreams! The three wall-hanging class samples, two “Fancy Feather Frenzy II” DVDs, and five copies of Linda’s ‘Feather Frenzy” book will be given away as door prizes at the end of the class.
Advanced Feathers 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 310 Fri., April 7, 8:00 AM
Wow, she’s done it again! This is another original class with innovative new ideas for all of Linda’s new feathers. If you loved “Fancy Feather Frenzy” then you will really love this new class. You won’t think of feathers in the same way again! The class sample is one of the many door prizes. This class is for more seasoned longarm quilters. The class sample and other wonderful door prizes will be given away at the end of class.
Refining Technical Skills 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00 plus Handout Fee $5.00
Course 311 Fri., April 7, 11:00 AM
A well-rounded longarm quilter knows as much about the technical skills as he / she knows about freehand quilting. Don’t limit your abilities by neglecting these skills. By necessity, Linda is an efficiency expert on how to work a custom quilt. She will show you different ways to quilt the border designs without marking the quilt, how to “stitch in the ditch,” do one-fourth inch outlining, quilt diagonal lines, stitch around curves, 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. The class sample will be given away as a door prize at the end of class, as well as nine of Linda’s custom quilting patterns, along with other wonderful surprises.
Machine Maintenance 4-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00
Course 108 Wed., April 5, 6:00 PM
Rick will help you understand how to maintain a well-balanced, finely tuned quilting machine that will always make a great stitch. He will have a Gammill Quilting Machine in the classroom to demonstrate his maintenance techniques.
Understanding some of the common causes of poor tension or thread breakage will ensure smooth operation of the longarm machine and solve your problems with tension. Rick is able to impart his experience-based knowledge to students with his easygoing and easy-to-understand manner. The back of your quilts should look just as good as the front. He will also cover many of the areas for you to check and adjust on your machine. Questions are welcome. You won’t want to miss this class with Rick! Come away with renewed confidence in your ability to work with your machine to make your dream come true. Yes, there will be door prizes!
Solve Your Tension Headaches 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $40.00
Course 214 Thurs., April 6, 6:00 PM
Understanding some of the common causes of poor tension or thread breakage will ensure smooth operation of the longarm machine and solve your problems with tension. Rick is able to impart his experience-based knowledge to students with his easygoing and easy-t- understand manner. The back of your quilts should look just as good as the front. He will help you understand how to maintain a well-balanced, finely tuned quilting machine that will always make a great stitch. He will also cover many of the areas for you to check and adjust on your machine. Questions are welcome. You won’t want to miss this class with Rick! Come away with renewed confidence in your ability to work with your machine to make your dream come true. Yes, there will be door prizes!
Embroidery Stippling 4-Hour Hands-On, $40.00 plus Kit Fee $12.00
Course 217 Thurs., April 6, 1:00 PM
Course 319 Fri., April 7, 6:00 PM
Course 409 Sat., April 8, 10:30 AM
In this class we will make a wall hanging. We will be using some of the beautiful embroidery programs to stipple and quilt the layers of the wall hanging together. The techniques that we use with these wonderful computerized sewing machines give an easy finish to the modern quilt. Students should bring normal sewing supplies (scissors, pins, ruler, etc.) a quality 50 wt. white or off-white cotton thread for piecing.
More Than a Stipple 2-Hour Hands-On, $30.00 plus Handout Fee $2.00
Course 205 Thurs., April 6, 8:00 AM
This is a great class where Diane is going to offer great tips on quilting. She will start with preparation of the quilt for the quilting process. She will go over tools you have got to have for quilting like blunt-end scissors, a seam ripper, self-threading needles, etc. Diane will have some great worksheet exercises, and then she will demonstrate how she quilts. As she is quilting she will talk about appliqué, block work, threads, gadgets and more! Diane will discuss the judging of quilting and how to make an award-winning quilt. At the end she will open up the class to discussion of challenging quilts and questions and answers.
· Basic sewing supplies including scissors, seam ripper, 35-40 wt cotton thread for machine quilting, 6” x 24” ruler and a water-soluble blue marking pen
· Gloves for machine quilting (optional)
· Paper and pen for notes
· Four 20” x 20” pieces of muslin
· Four 18” x 18” pieces of muslin
· Four 20” x 20” pieces of batting
Note: Please sandwich the batting before class with 18” x 18” piece of muslin on top and the 20” x 20” piece of muslin as the backing. Pin and have them ready to quilt.
Spin Around New York 6-Hour Hands-On, $60.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Course 112 Wed, April 5, 12:00 PM
An original arrangement of a four-block, traditional New York Beauty quilt with a twist. The quilt can be made in stunning brights or more subdued neutrals. The arcs and borders are paper pieced. The blocks twist around a center square and have a striking, pieced border. A large version of this quilt has appeared in Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine and has won numerous awards, including the Houston quilt show. Your kit fee includes paper-piecing patterns, and templates for sub cutting the pieces (for easier piecing and less fabric waste).
Be a Proud Quilter 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00
Course 222 Thurs., April 6, 3:30 PM
Make a garment you’d be proud to wear. Quilted garments don’t have to have that “loving hands at home” look. They can be stylish and show off your talents. Many quilted garments will be shown during this lecture with a mini fashion show. A quilt design stitched here and a design stitched there adds a lot to a plain garment. They can even be added to a purchased garment also, if you’re not into garment construction. Ideas for the use of commercial patterns and what to look for in patterns will be also demonstrated.
Stencils! Now that You’ve Got ‘Em, What are You Going to Do with Them? 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $25.00 plus Handout Fee $1.00
Course 316 Fri., April 7, 10:30 AM
Get the most out of the stencils you’ve purchased. Can you get a few more designs out of them? Find out in this class! Use the knowledge from this class to extend the uses of your stencils. The variety of designs from one stencil can be used to plan a whole cloth quilt. You don’t have to own every stencil ever made. Get picky and make your purchases do double and triple duty. In class you will get a chance to try your hand at creating new designs with the stencils provided for use in class. Hands-on samples will be available in class.
Borders or Bindings Headache or a Breeze? 4-Hour Hands-On, $45.00 plus Kit Fee $7.00
Course 324 Fri., April 7, 6:00 PM
Having problems with your borders and bindings? Want to have show quality bindings and a flat quilt? This is the class for you. Leave class with a show quality binding that includes the invisible joining and perfectly mitered corners that she used on her award-winning quilts. Samples of chevron, straight, and bias bindings will be done. Learn to suck up the excess length when the binding and border wasn’t quite right. Learn great tricks to make bindings with interesting fabrics. Kit fee includes fabrics to do bindings in a number of different fabrics, prairie points, foldy borders, mitered corners on borders and bindings, scalloped edges, and piping in borders.
Garden Branching 4-Hour Hands-On, $100.00 plus Kit Fee $10.00
Course 100 Wed., April 5, 11:00 PM
Tired of the same old blob flowers? Are you ready to add new variety to your bag of floral tricks? Join Nichole for step-by-steps on flowers from her books, Garden Branching and Garden Branching 2. We will delve into the garden to learn how to create new and wonderful flowers that are all your own. You never have to be bored again when quilting a floral theme! These design techniques will have students squealing with delight at the possibilities flowers hold for all sorts of applications on quilts, from set-ins to all-overs!
Latitudes and Longitude: Bashing Boredom in Borders and Sashing 4-Hour Hands-On, $100.00 plus Kit Fee $10.00
Course 102 Wed., April 5, 6:00 PM
Come discover great alternatives to the “same-ol’ same ol’” border designs that you have been doing! Nichole will demonstrate how to mark and stitch border designs from her book, Latitudes and Longitudes, as well as other unique border ideas. Come for inspiration and be prepared to create something wonderful in your sketchbook or on your practice piece in this hands-on “Latitudes and Longitudes” class!
Fantasy Freehand: Techniques for Basic Meander 4-Hour Hands-On, $100.00 plus Kit Fee $10.00
Course 204 Thurs., April 6, 6:00 PM
Beginning with basic shapes and new concepts, this workshop has the students building from one element to the next... allowing them to create with ease their own wonderful signature designs for edge-to-edge quilting. Overall patterns are a mainstay of many successful longarm businesses, and freehand overalls are beautiful and fun to execute! The only skill level required for this class is the willingness to learn and practice! Remember to bring your un-quilted tops to class for suggestions!
Fantasy Freehand: Techniques for Basic Meander 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $30.00
Course 401 Sat., April 8, 10:30 AM
Beginning with basic shapes and new concepts, this workshop has the students building from one element to the next... allowing them to create with ease their own wonderful signature designs for edge to edge quilting. Overall patterns are a mainstay of many successful longarm businesses, and freehand overalls are beautiful and fun to execute! The only skill level required for this class is the willingness to learn and practice! Remember to bring your un-quilted tops to class for suggestions!
Blocks that Talk 2-Hour Lecture / Demo, $30.00
Course 402 Sat., April 8, 1:00 PM
Looking for some spice for your alternate blocks? Tired of feathered wreaths? Come discover blocks that talk! We will adventure into the realm of imagination and innovation and create exciting designs that are unique and satisfying to execute! Some of the designs shared are from Nichole’s book, “Beautimous Blocks.”
Classic Cutwork 2-Hour Hands-On, $35.00
Course 104 Wed. April 5, 12:00 PM
Course 130 Wed. April 5, 6:00 PM
Course 206 Thurs. April 6, 10:30 PM
Course 240 Thurs. April 6, 6:00 PM
Course 307 Fri. April 7, 1:00 PM
This class will be an introduction to classic cutwork. Only this cutwork will be created the easy way with a state-of-the-art Pfaff Embroidery Machine. Today’s cutwork is elegant and beautiful as well as very easy to do. What used to take months to create can now be done in just a few hours.
The instructor will show multiple samples of beautiful cutwork and show how the results were achieved. All of the tools and supplies necessary to create cutwork that rival handwork will be discussed. Student will create a cutwork table topper on a machine provide by Creative Sewing Center of Murray, Utah.