CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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Scarlet Alt-

215 *Crazy Quilting Revisited 6-Hour, Hands On, $45.00
Sewing machines provided by Husqvarna VIKING
Thurs. April 19, 1:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
The evolution of crazy quilting has come from using bits and pieces of salvageable cloth to create something 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, 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.
 
Supply List:
 
• Your basic sewing supplies (see list below), plus a pair of double-bent tweezers
• 1⁄2 yard of 36” muslin (or more)
• Neutral color sewing thread to contrast with muslin (light beige, pale grey, light blue, etc.)  An assortment of coordinated or complimentary cotton fabrics, quilt scraps or otherwise. We will be using rectangles about 1.5” x 4” long and repeating them throughout the project.  Think about contrasts of values, textures, colors, and prints/solids. Bring more solids than printsinclude some neutrals in your selections.  You should have about the equivalent of 1/8 yard each of 10-12 different fabrics.
• An assortment of ornamentation to adorn and embellish the fabric background you have created.
Such as or similar to, hand embroidery and crewel threads, perle cotton, silk ribbon in 4mm or 7 mm width, ribbon floss, laces, and any other trim you like!  Buttons and charms and crystals work well, too. 
• 12-weight cotton thread, 30-weight rayon embroidery thread (sometimes used double threaded), and a number of heavyweight threads.
• Monofilament thread
• Sewing Machine needles: 100 topstitching, 90 embroidery and metallic, 80 sharp/microtex
• 1⁄4” basting tape or Steam a Seam 2


308 *Crazy Quilt Picture Frame4-Hour, Hands On, $35.00 includes Kit Fee
Sewing machines provided by Husqvarna VIKING
Fri. April 20, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Surround your loved one or a special moment in vintage charm with a frame done in Crazy Quilt style and, as the Victorians preferred, over embellished to perfection.  Choose a 5” x 7” picture to work with, and complimentary quilt scraps to cover up to a 2” wide frame (each side up to 2” wide).  We will add decorative threads and ribbons using sewing machine features, including bobbin work, to help create a hand look.  Find charms or buttons to complete the story of your picture.
A kit for $18 included in the class fee will be provided, including picture frame for covering, fabric backing, batting, glue, frame backing, heavy threads, laces and ribbons.  Extra fabric and embellishments will be available.
 
Supply List:
 
• 5” x 7” photograph of a person, pet or place.
• Cotton quilt scraps in coordinated or complimentary colors.  Think in terms of contrasts, of   values, textures, colors, and prints/solids.  Bring more solids than prints, and include some neutrals in you selections.
• Basic sewing kit (see description below)
 
Basic Sewing Kit:
 
• 6” dressmaker shears
• 3 1⁄2” embroidery scissors or thread nippers
• Seam ripper
• Needle driver
• 60” tape measure with inches and metric
• 6” hem gauge
• Large-head straight pins
• Assorted hand needles
• Spools of neutral-colored threads (white, off-white, light grey or light beige, and black or dark brown).
• Cloth marking pens or chalk
• Small bottle or tube of hand cream
• Band-aids


410 *Crazy Quilted Brooch3.5-Hour, Hands On, $40.00 includes Kit Fee
Sewing machines provided by Husqvarna VIKING
Sat. April 21, 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Show off the vintage art of crazy quilting by wearing your own uniquely designed fabric brooch.  We will work in miniature to create a 2” x 3” oval pin, using coordinated silks and velvet scraps with luscious ornamentations.  Learn bobbin work with a variety of heavy threads and ribbons, couching, silk ribbon embroidery, and more all on the sewing machine!  We will back the brooch with leather and a pin, ready to wear to your next class.

A kit with fabric, ribbons, laces, threads, baubles, backings and a pin costing $15 is included in the class fee. Please bring a Basic Sewing Kit. (See description below.)
 



Irena Bluhm-

102 *Sashings & Borders with Irena's Twist - 3-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Wed. April 18, 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
There are countless designs that can be used in sashing and borders. Many of them are continuous line with Irena’s own and unique twist. Students will learn how to hide fullness in borders with various techniques, including formal feathers, and other freehand styles of quilting. Most designs are continuous line. Among other things, you will learn how to split your feather swags gracefully and beautifully.  Irena will show you that there are many different ways of filling in any size of border or sashing.  She will show you her own unique way of dealing with corners and dead-end borders. You will love doing them once you see how easy it can be done.  No more dreading, once you learn how easy it would be to come up with a solution to the dilemma you may be facing quite often.


203 *Whole Cloth & Intuitive Design Process - 3-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Thurs. April 19, 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Learn how to manipulate and use color to create drama, no matter what technique is used. A well-balanced quilt design is a must. The very first visual impact is so important that the viewer or a quilt judge cannot ignore it. Irena is very passionate about what she is doing, that is creating show quilts designed to grab the viewers’ attention and guide their eyes all over the quilt.  She is going to walk you through her design process and what keeps her inspired. Irena will also show most of her multiple award winning quilts and discuss all the details, including the strengths and the weaknesses of each one of them. Critique is fine with Irena, so go for it! No critique can be harsher than her own.


227 *Irena's Unique Background Designs - 3-Hour, Lecture/Demo,  $35.00
Thurs. April 19, 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Irena has been known for very dense background fills, and has created quite a few unique designs.  Some of them have not even been used on any of her quilts yet. In this class Irena is going to demonstrate how to get in and out of very tight spaces gracefully and keep going by avoiding stitching yourself in a corner. Irena’s fan and starburst backgrounds were created as unique background fills that can be incorporated into the overall design as few others can.  She is going to demonstrate some of her floral background fills as well which can be stitched using different levels of density and used as an all-over design as well.

314 *Formal Feathers in a Box of Any Shape - 3-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Fri. April 20, 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Wouldn't you love to find an easy way of filling in all kinds of blank spaces on your quilts? You are going to learn how easy it can be by using all kinds of geometrical shapes on your quilt to “box in” your formal feather designs.
It is easy and a lot of fun once you find out what basic rules need to be applied for successful filling in of spaces of any shape and size with those beautiful and charming looking feathers. No more dreading and avoiding stitching of formal feathers on any quilt you desire. You should leave the class confident enough to try them on your own.  Once you see the ease in which it can be done you are going to be looking forward to using them on almost every quilt.


323 *Unlimited Possibilities with Gammill's Design Center - 3-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $45.00
Fri. April 20, 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Once Irena decided to purchase the Gammill’s Design Center, she saw a great potential in using it to produce show-quality whole cloth, so she did. The countless possibilities of using the Gammill’s Design Center successfully, made her think even deeper about it’s real potential, so she started embellishing it’s basic designs in freehand motion. The results were very pleasing to her. She did not even scratch the surface of the potential this device has to offer.
Irena will show you many different ways how basic designs can be embellished, creating quite unique patterns.  It would be very difficult to create those unique designs without having the symmetrical and basic shapes stitched first, using this device and then embellishing them in freehand, with some marking on the quilt required. This class is going to be very relaxing, exciting and fun. Do not hesitate to join in, even if you do not own a Gammill’s Design Center. Your eyes will be opened to its endless possibilities.
With Gammill’s reference program that’s now available, there are no more excuses for not using it all the time on your own or your customers’ quilts.



Kim Brunner-

204 *Twirly Whirly Feathers2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Thurs. April 19, 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Twirly, whirly, over the top feathers have been sweeping the quilting world, and when our customers see them, they want them. While these designs look complicated and intricate, they are surprisingly simple to execute.  If you’ve been struggling with learning how to do these beautiful feathers, this is the class for you!  Kim’s nickname is the ‘Twirly Whirly Feather Queen’ and she can teach you how to do these feathers effortlessly.  You’ll soon be turning out breathtakingly, beautiful feather designs, and your customers will be lining up waiting their turn.  Bring a notebook and pencil, and prepare to be amazed at what you can do with a little practice.


210 *Moving into Custom2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Thurs. April 19, 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Are you a confident beginner longarm quilter who is tired of doing allover designs and feels it is time to move into custom work?  If so, this is the class for you!  Kim will teach you the essential skills needed to get that quilt to turn out flat, straight, and square.  You’ll learn how to mark without fear, use stencils and templates more creatively, deal with “Issues” often found in quilts, and more.  When you leave this fun class, you’ll have a good grasp of the skills needed to begin your career as a custom machine quilter.  Bring a notebook, pencil and your sense of humor.


221 *Ruffle Your Feathers2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Thurs. April 19, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Stencil feathers, longarm feathers, twirly, whirly, girly feathers, can you even believe how many feather options we have today?  Do you love the look of feathers, but don’t know how to stitch them?  Are you unsure about when to use stencils and when to do freehand feathers?  Wondering which feather type to use on a particular quilt?  In this class, confident beginner to intermediate level machine quilters will learn about the many feather options available as well as when, where and how to use them.  By the end of class, you’ll be drawing feathers like a pro and will go home wanting to put feathers on everything that doesn’t move!  Bring a notepad and a sharp pencil.



Pam Clarke-

110 Borderlines2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00 includes Handout Fee
Wed. April 18, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Borders, borders, and more will be the topic of discussion in this workshop.  Learn three border 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 reference points to develop outstanding designs to help speed up your marking and quilting time.  Discover how to deal with problem borders or lattice and which design works best in these areas.  You will be amazed how simple borders can really be!
Bring a lapboard and colored pencils or pens, a pencil, a small sharpener and eraser.  Cameras welcome!


209 *Fearless Beginnings to Longarm Quilting - 4-Hour, Hands On, $100.00 [CLASS FULL]
Thurs. April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
You will work on a longarm machine right along with Pam in doing her fabulous designs.  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 hands-on class 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. And 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. Bring a lapboard, colored pencils or pens, a pencil, a small sharpener and eraser.  Cameras welcome.


223 Designs with Lines-2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00 includes Handout Fee
Thurs. April 19, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
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 we can 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 by Pam.  Follow along as she draws these designs using an overhead projector, and discover the effective and convenient approach to unlimited designs using basic lines as a reference guide. Then watch as she 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 the class includes door prizes. Cameras welcome.


228 *Quilting Designs2-Hour, Lecture/Demo-$40.00 includes Handout Fee
Thurs. April 19, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Confused how to work with those traditional blocks and quilts?  Discover how to modify and combine the piecing of the block when you add a line or fill in a space, then combine two or three more shapes and see what happens.
Follow along with a workbook provided by Pam as she guides you step by step in how to design around the piecing of the block.  Double Wedding Ring, Fan Block, Log Cabin, Flying Geese, Ohio Star, 9-Patch, Eight-Pointed Star, Dresden Plate, along with several more blocks will be the topic of discussion and design.
This class is for the serious quilter to gain the confidence and skill necessary to try out new ideas and develop new techniques.  Bring a lapboard and colored pencils or pens, a pencil, a small sharpener and eraser.  Cameras welcome!


307 *Longarm Effortless Applique- 4-Hour, Hands On, $110.00 includes Kit Fee ($10.00) [CLASS FULL]
HQ-16 Quilting machines provided by Handi Quilter Company, Inc.
Fri. April 20, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Four show-stopping techniques to jazz up your quilting using the longarm, mid arm or home sewing machine, learn a fast trapunto technique with mock appliqué, blank-stitch, stain glass and raggy appliqué, all done on the machine.  Several background stitches along with several folk type flower designs will be covered.
Pam will demonstrate using the longarm machine in designing several flowers and leaves that will be stitched onto a muslin sample then share with you a background design to compliment each appliqué sample.  This is so easy that any level of quilter whether you have been machine quilting for 30 minutes or several years will find this an enjoyable experience.  Bring small clippers or scissors. Cameras welcome.


317 Fearless Beginnings to Longarm Quilting2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00 includes Handout Fee
Fri. April 20, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Discover the secrets to smooth quilting and basic quilt designsall 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 class 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. And 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. Bring a lapboard and colored pencils or pens, a pencil, a small sharpener and eraser.  Cameras welcome.


321 Designs With Simple Shapes and Blocks2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00 includes the Handout Fee
Fri. April 20, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Take a simple circle, swirl, nine-patch or 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.  Pam will show you how to make these simple shapes to create 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 simply this is achieved as Pam demos using the longarm machine from the free-motion side of the machine.  Bring a lapboard and colored pens or pencils, gum eraser and small pencil sharpener. Cameras welcome.


406 *Teaching the Teacher2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00 includes Handout fee
Sat. April 21, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
This class if full of information to prepare you for the teaching experience, whether you are planning to teach a series of basic quilt-making classes, longarm classes, or an individual quilt pattern.  Pam, a quilt teacher since 1988, will guide you in planning, contracts, times, fees, how to promote and fill the class, how to write class descriptions, supply lists, how to advertise and most important, how to prepare and organize your time.  A class packed full of information, whether you are new to teaching or a teacher with experience.  Bring a pencil or pen.  Cameras welcome!


421 *This Old Quilt!2-Hour, Lecture/Demo-$40.00 includes Handout Fee
Sat. April 21, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Are you unsure of machine quilting an older/antique quilt top because it will loose its value?  Pam, a longarm quilter since 1988, and a collector of antique quilt tops, will discuss the how, why and when or if they should be finished.  Viewing a power-point presentation, see how to take care of problem areas such as full borders, blocks and loose seams.  Learn how to treat musty smells, remove old age stains, and choose the correct batting, backing, thread and the correct quilting design.  Whether you are finishing an antique top or a top of current fabric and style, this class will give you the confidence to make the correct decision to finish “This Old Quilt”.  Bring a lapboard, and a pencil or pen.  Cameras welcome



Veronica Cox-


113, 218 *Fast, Fun, Fusible AppliquéTrillium Flower,
3.5 -4-Hour, Hands On, $75.00 includes Kit Fee ($35.00)
Pfaff sewing machines provided by Creative Sewing Centers
Bernina sewing machines provided by Nuttall’s Fabric Centers
Wed. April 18, 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Thurs. April 19, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Learn how to make an “Art Quilt” using this fun technique.  We will learn all about making a raw-edge appliqué wall hanging.  Learn why our fabrics won’t fray and the best products to use and shy.  We will learn how best to quilt these “art quilts”, and some short cuts to help us finish in record time.

All supplies are included in the kit.  Bring scissors.
 


 
Carmen Geddes-
 
104 *Aunt Naomi’s Redwork Lap Quilt4-Hour, Hands On, $42.00 includes Kit Fee ($2.00)
Sewing Machines provided by Husqvarna VIKING
Wed. April 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Experience the wonderful world of machine embroidery in quilting. Create a beautiful rework lap quilt with the ease and speed of machine embroidery. Then using decorative stitches on the sewing machine, we will embellish our work. We will finish up by machine quilting. Tips and examples of binding by machine.  Finished size: 40”X 40”. All skill levels. 
 
Supply List:
 
Please note:  Sewing machines are supplied for your class!
• Basic sewing supplies
• Chalk marking pencil or water-soluble pen
• Sewing thread
• 1 yd. each of cotton batting and backing.
• Fabrics (must be 100% cotton): Cutting measurements are included if you want to pre-cut your fabric. When we say “strips” we refer to 42”-44” wide fabric. (For instance if instructions say cut a 1 1⁄2 “ strip that means 1  “ x the width of the fabric or 42”.) There will be a few rotary cutters and mats furnished if you need to cut during class.
• Solid white (or reads as a solid) 1 yd. (Cut nine 10” blocks)
• Sashing and borders: (Use any combination of red fabrics)
• Sashing: 1⁄2 yd. (Cut three 1 1⁄2” strips)
• Border #1: 1⁄4 yd (Cut four 1 1⁄2” strips)
#2: 1/3 yd (Cut four 2” strips)
#3: 1⁄2 yd (Cut four 3” strips)


201, 401- Quiltsmart Black-Eyed Susan4-Hour, Hands On, $56.00 includes Kit Fee ($16.00)
Sewing Machines provided by Husqvarna VIKING
Thurs. April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sat. April 21, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Quiltsmart makes quilting more fun for quilters of all skill levels.  We will use innovative methods for piecing this beautiful quilt top.  This method is far faster and less frustrating than traditional techniques. You will be sewing a traditionally difficult quilt with ease. The magic is in the Quiltsmart fusible interfacing pattern! You will get great curves with no curved piecing and no needle turning. The kit will make a quilt 53 x 67 quilt, 12 (12”) blocks.
 
Supply List:
 
• Basic Sewing Supplies
• Fabric:
Flower Petals 1 1⁄2 yd. (or scraps totaling)
Flower Center 1⁄4 yd. (or scraps totaling)
Background: 1 1⁄2 yd. (or scraps totaling)


311 *Beautiful Machine Appliqué—4-Hour, Hands On, $47.00 includes Kit Fee ($7.00)
[CLASS FULL]
-Sewing Machines provided by Husqvarna VIKING
Fri. April 20, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
If you have ever been overwhelmed by an appliqué project or have always wanted to try but were not quite sure about the handwork this class is for you. Enjoy beautiful, instant success in appliqué that will look hand done! You will have a completed 20” block from this class.


Supply List:
 
• Basic sewing kit
• 1 yd. good muslin or light-colored cotton for background
• Selection of small RED assorted fabrics for appliqué. (Aprox. 1⁄4 yd. total) The sample we will work on will be a floral motif, so choose colors for 2-3 flowers, stems, leaves, etc. (reds, greens, browns, 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



Nancy Goldsworthy- 

103 *Ultimate Quilters Tote Bag4-Hour, Hands on, $95.00 includes Kit Fee ($5)
Sewing machines provided by Nuttall’s Fabric Centers
Wed. April 18, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Been looking for time to make a great tote bag for your next quilting project? Well here is your chance to stitch up the Ultimate Quilters Tote Bag, right here at the show. Nancy will walk you through the steps to stitch up this great tote in just four hours. Fabrics are quilted and cut to size before class, so we can concentrate on the sewing. Learn to machine bind like a pro, so the only hand stitching on the bag is the button! Wooden handle and bottom stabilizers will be available for a small fee ($5).
There is some prep work for this project that should be done before you arrive. Batik fabric is not recommended for this project. There are some seams with as many as 8 layers of fabric and many batiks are too tightly woven to sew through so many at once.

Supply List:

Please note:  Tote Bag Pattern will be provided in class.
• 2 3⁄4 yd. of feature fabric
• 2 3⁄4 yd. of backing
• 2 3⁄4 yd. of batting, poly batting, or medium to lightweight cotton batting work best. (Quilt this fabric sandwich before coming to class.)

OR you may purchase 2 3⁄4 of pre-quilted fabric, instead of the 3 separate pieces listed above.

• 1 yd. of coordinating fabric for binding all parts of the bag
• 2 1⁄4 yd. of fabric for inside pockets. (This can be the same as your backing fabric)
• Thread to match both the binding and the bag fabrics
• 1 large button
• 4” of  3⁄4”-wide Velcro for pocket closures (or pre-cut squares or dots) Do not get Velcro with an adhesive backing.

Please note:  Handle and bottom stiffener kit included in the class registration fee

Basic Sewing Supplies:

• Rotary cutter, with a good blade
• 6” x 24” ruler
• Stiletto, Purple Thang or orange stick
• Good scissors (not just thread snips)
• Strong pins
• Seam ripper

Questions? Give Nancy a call at 503-256-0746 or e-mail her at .


207 Needles, Getting to the Point1-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $25.00
Thurs. April 19, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Join Nancy for an in-depth look at the most important (and most often 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.
We 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 finished product and how to match up the correct needle and thread sizes.
We will also cover all of the latest innovations, including the titanium and multi-directional needles. Door prizes too!


222, 316 Threads: Untangle the Mystery2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
Thurs. April 19, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Fri. April 20, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
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 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. 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!


320 Flat or Fluffy:  A Beginner’s Guide to Batting2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
Fri. April 20, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
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!


328 Longarm Quilters Guide to UFO’s:  Unusual Fabric Objects2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
Fri. April 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
One of your best customers just walked in with a “quilt top” that her (Insert name of relative…) made and she would like you to finish it.  It is not flat or square and smells like mildew.  Now what???
Learn the tips and tricks to handle to “unique” projects our customers can bring us. We will cover everything from tee shirts to upholstery fabrics, polar fleece to denim, even the dreaded double knits. All of unusual fabrics 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.  Door prizes too!


405 *To Mark or Not to Mark2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
Sat. April 21, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Do you have that drawer full of plastic quilting stencils, collecting dust?  Here’s your chance to break out those stencils, and find new and interesting ways to use them.  We will be covering all types of marking pens and pencils as well as other ways to get your designs on the quilt top.  From using the laser on the front of your machine to pouncing on a design with chalk, we talk about them all!



Renae Haddadin-


213 Technicalities - Turning Ideas into Award-Winning Quilts2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Thurs. April 19, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
This class will focus on the little details that turn a good idea into a show quilt.  It is specifically for longarm quilting techniques.  Renae 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 discuss the process of show quilting, beginning with marking the top and concluding with blocking and shipping the finished quilt. Learn a few simple tricks she used for her latest award-winning quilts. This is a very visual class with many photos of pitfalls and solutions, presented in a PowerPoint presentation.


224 *Amazing Ways to Use Circles and Rays2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Thurs. April 19, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
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 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 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. This is a very visual class with many photos presented in a PowerPoint presentation.  This class is in a lecture format.  The same concepts will be taught in a hands-on/demo, type class, using Renae’s Amazing Rays.


407 *Using Renae’s Amazing Rays® Full Throttle8-Hour, Hands On, $175.00 includes Kit Fee ($50.00) Limit:  20 Students
Bernina Sewing Machines provided by Nuttall’s Fabric Centers
Longarm Quilting Machine provided by A-1 Quilting Machines, Inc.
Sat. April 21, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
In this class, Renae will cover much of the same information covered in Amazing Ways to Use Circles and Rays…but then open that throttle.  She will teach you to use the ray tool for all it is worth!  Learn how Renae uses her ray tool in conjunction with Totally Stable® to design, draft and construct her quilts.  Students will draft a wall hanging with curved piecing, large circles and room for fantastic quilting.  Renae will teach her method of sewing the curved piecing.  Then she will set the piecing aside and use Renae’s Mini Rays® to draft appropriate quilting.  Renae will demonstrate some quilting options on a longarm and teach you numerous tricks that can save hours of “frogging” time.  You will not go home with a finished quilt…but you will go home with a solid understanding of how this type of work can be done well.  This class teaches how Renae designs, drafts and quilts circular and medallion designs.  When the process is broken down into simple steps…making fantastic quilts is simple.  Renae will equip you to make those fantastic quilts in this class.  Not a minute of class time is wasted so come prepared to learn… Full Throttle!

Supply List:

Please note:  Renae will supply tools, arcs and large paper for the students’ use. 
• Pencils (mechanical or very sharp)
• Scissors (for paper and fabric)
• Paper for notes
• Seam ripper (unfortunately)

Supply Kit ($50) Will Include:

• Totally Stable 40” x 40”
• Background fabric 40” x 40”
• 1⁄4 yd. of 8 colors for 8 petals and rings
• Fine-tipped blue water erasable pen
• Fine glass head pins
• Neutral thread
• Fine-tipped Micron Pen



David Hudson-

226, 411 Basics of Longarm Machine Quilting and Maintenance3-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35
226 Thurs. April 19, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
411 Sat. April 21, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
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.


312, 418 Follow the Arrows Pattern Quilting2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $25.00
312 Fri. April 20, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
418 Sat., April 21, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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-

112 Fabulous Freehand Free Motion -- 5-Hour, Hands On, $90 includes Kit Fee ($15) [CLASS FULL]
Quilting Machines provided by Handi Quilter Company, Inc. for each student
Wed. April 18, 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Learn to freehand from basic to beautiful in just one day.  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.  Unlock your own creativity and imagination for limitless quilting possibilities.  By the end of the workshop, walk away with the confidence to create complex, continuous line designs for backgrounds, borders, and blocks using feathers, ferns, flowers, or any combination of motifs.   You will have your own quilting machine to practice every design.  Kit fee includes fabric, batting, and thread.

Supply List:

• Notepad of graph paper
• Mechanical pencil with plenty of lead
• Blue, water-soluble, fabric marking pen
• Thread scissors


217, 409 Sew Precise, Sew Fast Machine Binding - 3--Hour, Hands On, $45.00 includes Kit Fee ($10.00) [CLASS FULL]
Pfaff sewing machines will be provided by Creative Sewing Centers
217 Thurs. April 19, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
409 Sat. April 21, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
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, 1⁄4” 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.

Supply List:
• 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.


318 Fabulous Freehand Free Motion I2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00 includes Handout Fee ($5.00)
Fri. April 20, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
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.

417 Fabulous Freehand Free Motion II2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00 includes Handout Fee ($5.00)
Sat. April 21, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
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.



Linda Laney-

205 *Braided Border -- 4-Hour, Hands On, $50.00 includes Kit Fee **($10.00) [CANCELLED]
Bernina sewing machines provided by Nuttall’s Fabric Centers
Thurs. April 19, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Learn to make quick and easy braided borders with no inset seams, using fabric scraps and the Braid Charm template from M& L Designs.  Quilts will be shown.  Cutting and piecing methods will be demonstrated.  Students will finish a table topper or wall hanging in class.

Supply List:

• **Braid Charm Template from M&L Designs. Please note:  If you already have one of the templates then no kit fee is required.
• Rotary cutter and mat (a revolving mat is helpful)
• Ruler at least 6” wide (like Omnigrid)
• Thread
• Fabric (1⁄2 yd.) of each:  Light color, medium color, dark color and contrasting color
• Basic sewing supplies


326 *Fun with Half Hexagons - 4-Hour, Hands On, $55.00 includes Kit Fee ($15.00) [CANCELLED]
-Bernina sewing machines provided by Nuttall’s Fabric Centers
Fri. April 20, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Learn to create at least four different patterns using the Half Hexagon Charm template from M&L Designs.  Cutting and piecing methods will be demonstrated.  Tips for easy Y seams will be given.  Students will make good progress on a quilt during the class.

Supply List:

Please note:  Kit includes Half Hexagon Charm Template and Half Hexagon Graph Paper.

• Half Hexagon Charm Template from M&L Designs
• Rotary cutter and mat (a revolving mat is helpful)
• Ruler at least 4”wide (like Omnigrid)
• Colored pencils
• Thread
• Fabric:  Several scraps/fat quarters of fabric in medium and dark colors.  Several scraps/fat quarters of white-on-white or white-on-natural prints.
• Basic sewing supplies



Sue Moats-

108 *Taming Those Terrible Threads-Longarm2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
Wed. April 18, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Hate those terrible threads that your customers want you to use on their wall hangings, quilts or garments?  Take this class to learn successful secrets to taming specialty threads on your mid- or longarm machine.  Tips will be demonstrated for 30 & 30 wt. Rayons, Poly decorative threads; invisible, original, tinsel and holographic metallics, as well as different weights of cottons including the 12 & 30 wt. Blendables.  Many samples will be shown using the various threads.  Handout provided.


234, 309 *T-Shirt Treasures2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
234 Thurs. April 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
309 Fri. April 20, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Turn your stack of souvenir T-shirts into a treasured memory quilt.  Learn tips for planning layout, interfacing and preparing the shirts; constructing block units; adding sashing and borders; preparing the quilt sandwich, as well as using specialty threads for your quilting.  Many samples will be available for ideas.  Handout provided.


216, 416 *Wear Your Work & Turn Heads2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
216 Thurs. April 19, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
416 Sat. April 21, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
We all need to PPP (practice, practice, practice) our machine quilting skills so why not do it on fabrics you really like?  Turn the “designer yardage” into a garment you can wear to “turn heads”, as well as advertise your business.  Tips for pattern selection, fitting, embellishment and finishing techniques will be given.  Many garments quilted on DSM, as well as longarm will be shown using various specialty threads.  Handout provided.  Wear a quilted garment to model, and receive a door prize!


329 *Taming Those Terrible Threads- Domestic Sewing Machine (DSM) Quilters2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
Fri. April 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Hate those terrible threads they your customers want you to use on their wall hangings, quilts or garments?  Take this class to learn successful secrets to taming specialty threads on your DSM.  Tips will be demonstrated for 30 & 30 wt. Rayons, Poly decorative threads; invisible, original, tinsel and holographic metallics, as well as different weights of cottons including the 12 & 30 wt. Blendables.  Many samples will be shown using the various threads.  Handout provided.
 


 
Marjorie Rhine-
 
305 *Design Your Own Interlocking Pantographs2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00 includes Kit Fee ($5.00)
Fri. April 20, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
A machine quilter may know exactly what they want to put on a quilt, but it is sometimes impossible to find the right pantograph for the quilt.  Marjorie has developed a very simple process for creating her own interlocking pantographs. In this class the quilter will learn the secrets of creating interlocking designs and how to then set them up on the machine quilting table.   Students will have time to play with the concept and develop their own design in class.

Supply List:

Students will need to bring pencils, an eraser, and paper scissors to class.



Jessica Schick-

303 Beginning Adobe Photoshop: Creating Photo Fabric and Memory Quilts with Special Effects2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $45.00 includes Kit Fee ($10.00)
Fri. April 20, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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 will 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.


319 Beginning Hand Dyeing2-Hour, Hands On, $45.00 includes Kit Fee ($10.00)
Fri. April 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Students will learn the basics of hand dyeing fabrics. Introduction to baggy techniques, color theory and all hands-on, information that students 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.  Students are welcome to bring additional yardage for experimentationyardage must be 100% cotton.  This is meant to be an introductory class, and will focus on the knowledge needed by those with little or no dyeing experience.  Students will need to bring an empty film canister or other small re-sealable container for Synthrapol.  This class is geared toward beginners, but fun for all levels.


325, 413 *Dye By Number - Easy As 123 (Using "Designs 2 Dye 4 Kits")2-Hour, Hands On, $65 includes Kit Fee ($30) Includes complete Dye By # Kit for each student
325 Fri. April 20, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
413 Sat. April 21, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Students will learn a brand new, batik-like technique developed by Jessica. This technique will give students the ability to create batik-like quilt tops, blocks, or wall hangings without all the muss and fuss of traditional batik. It is perfect for the student who wants to venture into hand dye-painting, but is reluctant because they feel that they won’t be able to get an image onto the fabric, or keep the dyes / paints from bleeding. This technique is also perfect for the quilt artist who wants to be able to consistently produce wonderful, batik-look panels in a relatively short amount of time.

While I would rank this class as a beginner level class, intermediate and advanced dyers and painters will also have a blast using this technique. Students will be provided with ALL supplies to complete panels in class or at home, if they don’t finish in allotted class time. Class skill level:  All.


403 Creating Exotic Hand Dyes2-Hour, Hands On, $45.00 includes Kit Fee ($10.00)
(Fees include up to 3 yds. of dyeing.  Instructor provides 1 1/3yds.  Additional yardage dyed - may be paid for in class at $1 per yd.)
Sat. April 21, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Students will learn advanced fabric manipulation techniques in order to achieve a variety of hand-dyed looks.  Students will also learn which dyes will work with which fabrics, and we will touch on the differences between various fibers and dyes. Experimentation with resists, shibori, discharge dyeing, and salt techniques will be addresses and encouraged. Kit fee includes all supplies 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 should have basic dyeing knowledge, as well as some knowledge of color theory. Students will need to bring an empty film canister or other small re-sealable container for Synthrapol. Class Level:  Intermediate.  Fun for more advanced also.  Prerequisite:  A beginning hand dye class.


420 Dye-Painting Painted Feathers Introduction2-Hour, Hands On, $45.00 includes Supply Kit. Optional Demo CD available for $5.
Sat. April 21, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Students will learn the basics of shading to create dimension.  Class will focus on painting dimensional-looking feathers that can later be used in whole cloth or block design and then quilted.  Instructor will inform students of pros/cons of using dyes vs. paints, and in which situation each medium is appropriate. 
Students are welcomed to bring additional fabric, however they nay not have enough time to work on more than one piece.  Students late to register should be prepared to bring a size 4 & size 8 or 10 “brite” (flat) Taklon bristle paintbrushes, available at crafts shops.  If student forgets brushes they need to be willing to share instructor brushes, to be returned at end of class.  Also bring 2 empty film canisters or small re-sealable containers, notebook with pencil, and stencil or other feather designs.  Students who would like the Demo CD should e-mail the instructor at least 15 days prior to class at Jessica@jschick.com.
Supplies included in kit fee are as follows:  Dye Paint Kit (fabric/dyes, chemicals), use of hoops, handouts, foam plates, cups , spoons, paper towels and freezer paper.



Jeannie Spears-

105, 302 Fabric Printing for Beginner2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
105 Wed. April 18, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
302 Fri. April 20, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
This class is a demonstration on various products and computer techniques that can be used to print photos on fabric with an inkjet printer.  Jeannie will cover equipment needed, how to choose and care for photos, how to get them into the computer, how to improve them, and how to print them on fabric.

220, 230 Advanced Fabric Printing Techniques2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
220 Thurs. April 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
230 Thurs. April 19, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Using a computer and projector, Jeannie will demonstrate some creative ways to use software to print fabric images for use in quilts.  She will illustrate the techniques using Photoshop Elements, but they translate into other graphic design programs as well.  Actual examples of quilts made using the techniques will be displayed as well.  Students need to be familiar with how a computer works to get the most out of this class.



Linda Taylor-

206 Professional Quilting2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00
Thurs. April 19, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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!


231 Freehand Longarm Quilting for Beginners2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00
Thurs. April 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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, along with five “Fancy This” booklets will be given away as door prizes at the end of class.


211 Expanded Freehand-“Fancy That”2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00
Thurs. April 19, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
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.


304 Longarm Trapunto2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00
Fri. April 20, 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
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.


327 Original Feather Frenzy2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00
Fri. April 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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.


315 Refining Technical Skills2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00
Fri. April 20, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
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 1⁄4” 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. Linda 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.


404 *But Wait! More Fancy Feathers with Linda Taylor2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00
Sat. April 21, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wow, she’s done it again; another original class with innovative, new ideas for all of Linda’s new feathers.  If you loved Fancy Feather Frenzy, 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 intermediate to advanced longarm quilters.  The class sample and other wonderful door prizes will be given away at the end of class, of course.



Rick Taylor-

111, 422 Solve Your Tension Headaches 2--Hour, Lecture/Demo, $40.00
111 Wed. April 18, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
422 Sat. April 21, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Need help with tension? 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 easy going and easy-to-understand manner. The back of your quilts should look just as good as the front. 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!
Note:  No need to sign up for this class if you are taking Rick’s Gammill Quilting Machine Maintenance class.


225 Gammill Quilting Machine Maintenance5-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $60.00
Thurs. April 19, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
This class is an in-depth study of the maintenance of the longarm-quilting machine.  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 easy going and easy-to-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!



Sally Terry-

107 *Language of Quilting2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
Wed. April 18, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to stitch a beautiful pattern on a quilt top and felt that it was too complicated? Did you think it was beyond your capability to stitch it well? Sally has been there. Her studio is full of hundreds of beautiful printed patterns, pantographs and stencils plus ideas for free motion designs and she didn’t use them on the quilt tops…She sacrificed it all and took the easy way out.  Sally discovered this simple method while teaching a group of beginners, and one of them said “ah ha”.  It was a light bulb moment for both Sally and the student. For the studentto stitch confidently.  For Sallyto confidently teach the techniques of quilting.                      This class will help you go with your strengths. You don’t have to copy Sally to get wonderful results. Learn the 5 Shapes that all quilting designs have in common. Get the 4 secrets to executing those shapes so you don’t have to rip out. Handout, patterns and more. Class sample will be given to one lucky winner.


114 *Hooked on Feathers2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
Wed. April 18, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Feathers are loved, adored, paid extra forand the goal of every quilter to quilt perfectly. But just try to stitch them flawlessly with overlapping stitching, with exact-turned corners, placed in odd-shaped areas, and backtracking…let alone the time it takes to draft a design. With this new feather all that has changed.  Sally has been truly given a gift. A friend taught Sally these feathers and they are so beautiful that she had to create a NEW class for them, with her friend’s permission. Based on the hook shape, they are elegant. These feathers turn corners without even trying.  Forget drafting a design. Sally says they actually stitch better free motion than following a pattern. In fact, they are proven picture perfect for the beginner, so this class is for all levels. Class space is limited. You will love the new hooked on feathers!


214 *Playful Free Motion Quilting - 2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
Thurs. April 19, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Have you ever taken a class and felt really frustrated because you did not have the same results as the instructor?  Sally has, and she became really discouraged.  She spent the time and money to take the class and did not even get close to what the instructor had demonstrated after 11 years of teaching and muscle memory.  So she discovered that if she could use the 5 shapes and make them individual to her, like a signature, she would not have to copy the teacher, and could still have great results from her efforts.  Eureka!  So Sally developed this class to follow the Language of Quilting Class to create patterns that are quick and easy to do, and yet look very professionaland no ripping out!  Adapt this to your own skill level and style.  Sally promises you don’t have to copy her to have great results.  Class handout.  Sample given to some lucky winner.


322 *Terry Twist and a Splash of Inspiration -- 4-Hour, Hands On, $100.00 [CLASS FULL]
Quilting machines provided by Handi Quilter Company, Inc.
Fri. April 20, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
The Terry Twist is a most forgiving continuous-line quilting design that makes quick work of small pieced designs like dog tooth, saw tooth, and from checkered borders to Bethlehem Star. Students prepare a sampler that will draw praise from customers. See how beautifully and effortlessly the Terry Twist adapts in large and small borders and sashings alike. Learn the best way to find the path for quick, continuous-line quilting. Add a new “Twist” on block patterns with the double-back method, which allows continuous quilting of several rows of blocks at one time. See how positive fill and negative fill give you even more exciting quilting design options. Practice a single-step trapunto border while the quilt is loaded. Use this great design for free-motion quilting; use a pattern, stencil or template. Either way the results make for a great overall coordinated look.
Class includes practicing with the latest Terry Twist tools and a complete set of stencils will be given away. Class handouts included.

Supply List:

• 2 - 30” x 30” muslin pieces
• 1 - 30” x 36” batting (do not pre-baste)
• Pins
• Fabric scissors (optional)
• Thread scissors
• 12” ruler
• Fabric marker for light fabric that will wash out
• Pins for loading quilt
• Paper and pen for note taking


408 *Hooked on Feathers - 4-, Hands On, $100.00  [CLASS FULL]
Quilting machines provided by Handi Quilter Company, Inc.
Sat. April 21, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Feathers are loved, adored, paid extra forand the goal of every quilter to quilt perfectly. But just try to stitch them flawlessly with overlapping stitching, with exact-turned corners, placed in odd shapes areas, and backtracking…let alone the time it takes to draft a design.
With this new feather all that has changed. Sally has been truly given a gift. A friend taught her these feathers and they are so beautiful that she had to create a NEW class for them, with her friend’s permission. Based on the hook shape, they are elegant. These feathers turn corners without even trying.  Forget drafting a design. Sally says they actually stitch better free motion than following a pattern. In fact, they are proven picture perfect for the beginner, so this class is for all levels.  
-Class space is limited. You will love the new hooked on feathers!

Supply List:

• 2 - 30” x 30” muslin pieces
• 1 - 30” x 36” batting (do not pre-baste)
• Pins
• Fabric scissors (optional)
• Thread scissors
• 12” ruler
• Fabric marker for light fabric that will wash out
• Pins for loading quilt
• Paper and pen for note taking


415 *What Do I Practice When I Get My Machine Home?2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
Sat. April 21, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Now that I have my machine, I don’t know what to practice or how to even start.  Sally was in the same boat and did not know what to do, and was scared.  She had this big machine, and did not want to waste her time.  Sally had customers already, and wanted to do a professional job.  So she developed this class for you to get started with the essential basics and gain confidence, too.  Find out the Top 5 things to know that makes the learning curve fast and easy.  Get a materials list for simple and effective ways to develop your techniques.  We will go over the secrets to shape consistency, pattern choices, and how to make your stitches look perfect and if you are in business, make money while you are learning.  There will be a class handout, practice patterns, quilting design layout sheets and more.  See you there!



Diane Varner-

301 More Than a Stipple4-Hour, Hands On, $60.00
Pfaff sewing machines provided by Creative Sewing Centers
Fri. April 20, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
So you have done some domestic machine quilting and now would like to go beyond stippling and stitch-in-the-ditch? This is perfect for you to move your machine quilting up a significant notch.  In this class, we will cover styles of quilting, background filler, gadgets, and using useful things found around your home to assist with designing and quilting.  The goal is to unlock your creativity and take your machine quilting up to the next level.  A “field trip” to see the show quilts will be part of the class.

Supply List:

Scissors
• Seam ripper
• 30-40 wt. cotton thread for machine quilting.  If you want to use variegated or decorative polyester threads, bring them and you can try them out in class.
• Rulerat least 12”
• Washable, blue marking pen
• Gloves for machine quilting (optional)
• Paper and pen for notes
• Fabric:  8- 18”x18” pieces of muslin and 4- 18”x18” pieces of batting.  Warm and Natural batting is perfect.  Avoid lofty poly batting. 

Prior to class, place 1 piece of the batting in between 2 pieces of the muslin.  You want to make a grand total of 4 of these layered units for the class. Pin baste or spray baste these units to hold them together.  You will be machine quilting these units in class.  Please contact Diane at if you have any questions.



Gayle Wallace-

101 *Borders or Bindings - Headache or a Breeze? - 4-Hour, Hands On, $46.00 includes Kit Fee ($10.00) [CLASS FULL]
Pfaff Sewing Machines provided by Creative Sewing Centers
Wed. April 18, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
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.


109 *Wild & Crazy or Elegant Neck Wallet—2-Hour, Hands On, $45.00 includes Kit Fee ($10.00) [CANCELLED]
-Pfaff sewing machines provided by Creative Sewing Centers
Wed. April 18, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Make this wild and crazy or very elegant neck wallet/badge holder.  The top portion will be crazy quilt paper piecing.  Carry your special credit card or room key in the safe pocket on the back.  The plastic pocket on the front can be used for your nametag or to show off your special pins.
Kits will include everything to make this one of a kind badge holder/neck wallet.  Many colors and trims will be available.  Bring scissors.


219 *Trapunto Vest6-Hour, Hands On, $60.00 plus Handout Fee $3.00
Quilting Machines provided by Handi Quilter Company, Inc.
Thurs. April 19, 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Using a favorite vest pattern that fits you, or a basic vest pattern available in class, we will begin creation of this stunning, faux trapunto vest.
Soft and drapeable fabric should be used to make the trapunto stand out.  The rose vest (see picture) is polyester and the green vest (not pictured here) is Thai silk.

In class you will mark and stitch the trapunto areas, trim the excess batting and then layer the fabric with an interlining and stitch the background.  Lining is added and edges maybe finish with bias binding, or lining applied and turned. Stencils suitable for the trapunto will be available in class.


402 *Proud to Be a Quilter2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00
Sat. April 21, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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.


419 Stencils! Now that You’ve Got ‘Em, What are You Going to Do with Them?2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $30.00 includes Handout fee ($1)
Sat. April 21, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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 use 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.



Nichole Webb-

106 *Beautimous Blocks2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Wed. April 18, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Explore exciting new ideas for filling alternate blocks with beautiful and elegant floral and feather designs!  This class will show you quick yet beautiful designs to fill those blocks all the way to the edge…eliminating the need for that pesky time consumer…stitch-in-the-ditch!  Learn with one of the industry’s favorite instructors how to quilt a wide array of unique designs freehand, with only the most minimal markings or tools.

Supply List:

• Beautimous Blocks, by Nichole Webb (available at www.nicholewebb.com)
• Sketchbook and pencils / pens
• Camera


208 *Florabunda2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Thurs. April 19, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Are you ready for some over-the-top designs for your latest project?  These mouth-watering lovelies will leave you reeling at the possibilities that await you!  Based on the smash hit book of the same title, students will be treated to a beautiful and complex floral and feather designs in this class.  True to Nichole’s relaxed and fun, step-by-step teaching style, you will find yourself drawing the complex, over-the-top designs with ease and joy!  Come prepared to laugh and draw!  You don’t want to miss this class!

Supply List:

• Florabunda, by Nichole Webb (available at www.nicholewebb.com)
• Sketchbook and pencils / pens
• Camera


232 *Enchanted Art2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Thurs. April 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Experience the freedom and magic of free form collage on the quilting machine!  Nichole will show you how to create a masterpiece with free form machine appliqué, couching, specialty fabrics, threads, yarns and fibers, secured and enhanced by elaborate freehand machine quilting!  Come experience the artistic fun and freedom of collage on the longarm!

Supply List:

• Sketchbook and pencils / pens
• Camera


212 Latitudes and Longitudes2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Thurs. April 19, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Make boring borders a thing of the past! Come join Nichole on a wonderful, machine-quilting journey in this exciting class.  A wide range of border and sash designs will be covered and shown in Nichole’s popular step-by-step format.  Even those who are not yet comfortable with freehand machine quilting will be confident to try these fantastic designs!  Nichole will cover many ways to make borders turn corners, as well as discuss the role of border quilting designs in manipulating the visual movement in a quilt.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to spice up your borders and sashes!


306 Fantasy Freehand2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Fri. April 20, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Come learn the method that has hundreds of professional quilters having fun AND making money, quilting beautiful edge-to-edge designs freehand!  Nichole will take you by the hand in this class and give you all the knowledge and tools you need to make your own beautiful, artistic edge-to-edge designs!  Edge-to-edge designs can be beautiful, unique and fun!  Come join the world of freehand machine quilting with the instructor that has helped hundreds of machine quilters gain confidence and skill!

Supply List:

• Fantasy Freehand, by Nichole Webb (available at www.nicholewebb.com)
• Sketchbook and pencils / pens
• Camera
• No Boundaries!, by Nichole Webb and Jamie Wallen is also recommended


310 Garden Branching2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Fri. April 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
A wild and wonderful world of amazing, freehand machine-quilted flowers await you in this fascinating class.  Transform your quilted flowers from hum-drum to spectacular with the simple step-by-step instructions from one of the industry’s favorite instructors!  Watch in awe as Nichole takes you on a magical journey throughout an enchanted garden stitched through the eye of a quilting machine needle!

Supply List:

• Garden Branching, by Nichole Webb (available at www.nicholewebb.com)
• Sketchbook and pencils / pens
• Camera


414 *Tremendous Textures2-Hour, Lecture/Demo, $35.00
Sat. April 21, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Same old stipple got you singing the blues?  Does the thought of another boring background fill make you tremble?  Take Tremendous Textures and discover some new ideas to keep you excited about your quilting!  Nichole will show you tricks for spacing designs evenly, creating unique background fills that are uniquely your own, as well as tips for deciphering what kind and size of texture you should actually use on any given quilt.  Be prepared to step out of your background fill box in this fun class based on the new book and taught in Nichole’s popular step-by-step styl

Supply List:

• Tremendous Textures, by Nichole Webb (available at www.nicholewebb.com)
• Sketchbook and pencils / pens
• Camera



Debra Wheeler-

202, 229, 313, 324, 412 *3-Way Appliqué3-Hour, Hands On, $40.00 includes the Kit Fee ($10.00)
Pfaff sewing machines provided by Creative Sewing Centers
202 Thurs. April 19, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
229 Thurs. April 19, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
313 Fri. April 20, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
324 Fri. April 20, 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
412 Sat. April 21, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Create the top of a beautiful wall hanging or table topper.  In the process discover some of the fun, new methods for appliqué by embroidery machine.  We will embellish fused appliqué, try our hands at fringed-edge appliqué and add appliqué done by embroidery machine.  The instructor will also have a trunk show of samples showing just how much fun appliqué can be.
Everything needed for the class is included in the kit.

For more information on HMQS 2008 please contact Event Management at (801) 205-4701 or by e-mail at .

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