Classes and Events

NOTE: IN ORDER TO ATTEND ANY OF THE CLASSES OR SPECIAL EVENTS LISTED IN THIS CATALOG, YOU MUST ENROLL THROUGH FESTIVAL’S ENROLLMENT SERVICES OFFICE, PAYING THE OVERALL ENROLLMENT FEE OF $30 (WHICH INCLUDES REPEAT DAILY ADMISSION IF ENROLLED BY MARCH 30). THE FEES FOR EACH CLASS OR SPECIAL EVENT. EXCEPTIONS ARE NOTED IN CLASS LISTINGS.

CLASS FEES

3-HOUR, $45; 6-HOUR, $85.

Longarm Classes  4-HOUR, $85; 8-HOUR, $165.

 

MATERIALS FEES (MAT FEE)

Total class cost (fee plus materials) is noted on the line with class numbers & titles. An * indicates materials fee and/or equipment fee included; material cost is noted below class description.

EQUIPMENT FEE (EQUIP FEE)

The equipment fee, which helps pay for the electrical connections and service, is listed in the same place as the materials fee. This fee is $4 per class for a 3-hour sewing machine, $8 for a 6-hour sewing machine class. Longarm class fees are $14 for a 4-hour class, and $28 for an 8-hour class. Screen fee is $3.

REFUNDS

Refunds are granted for emergencies or for serious dissatisfaction with a class that has produced multiple complaints. You must give your valid request and ask for a refund in writing at the show only and within two hours after the class concludes, or by the next morning if it is a full-day class. Turn in the refund request at the Education Office, Classroom 14 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Refunds are mailed after the show closes only if there were multiple complaints for any one class.

CLASS SYMBOL CODE

E                     EVERY SKILL LEVEL

B                     BEGINNER LEVEL

B/I                  BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

I                      INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

I/A                  INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL

A                     ADVANCED LEVEL

H                     HAND SEWING

D                     DESIGN WORK

AP                  ADVANCE PREPARATION REQUIRED

MM                MIXED-MEDIA FOCUS

PJ                    PROJECT-ORIENTED

PC                   PROCESS-ORIENTED

SM                  SEWING MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS

LA                   LONGARM MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS

 

Thanks to Baby Lock, Gammill, and Handi Quilter for providing sewing machines and longarm machines for our classrooms. We could not offer such wonderful classes without their generosity. Irons are provided courtesy of Rowenta®, Panasonic® /Brewer, Oliso®, Maytag®, and Clover.

CANCELLATION OF A CLASS BY MANAGEMENT

Occasionally, because of illness or other emergency, a teacher has to cancel a full class at the last minute. We try to find a replacement teacher, but give you the option of a refund, taking the same subject from a different teacher, or an exchange for a different class depending on availability.

 

CLASSROOM LOCATIONS

All classes and events will be at the Conference Center in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

NOTE

Class size varies according to the teacher’s preference and the room size. Most classes have no more than 25 students and some have fewer.

 

You must get the teacher’s specific permission before photographing or recording his or her class. Do not attempt to take flash photos of the slide screen. The photos will not turn out, and the flash distracts everyone else in the audience.

 

EDUCATION OFFICE

Classroom 14 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is “command central” for all educational offerings at Festival. It’s also the place to check for classroom lost & founds, to turn in any refund request or special request, and to check in as a Teacher’s Pet.

SUPPLY LIST ABBREVIATIONS

addnl              additional

approx           approximately

asst                 assorted, assortment

avail                available

cm                  centimeter

diff                  different

dk                    dark

Fat 1/8(s)        Fat Eights (9in x 22in)

FQ(s)               Fat Quarter(s) (18in x 22in)

ft                     foot

in                     inch

lg                     large

mat                 materials

med                medium

min                 minimum

mm                 millimeter

opt                  optional

oz                    ounce

pc(s)                piece(s)

pkg(s)             package(s)

PFD                 Prepared for Dyeing (fabric prewashed or purchased as “PFD”)

qt                    quart

sm                   small

sq(s)                square(s)

sz                    size

WOF               width of fabric (from selvage to selvage)

wt                    weight

yd(s)                yard(s)

3-D                  three-dimensional

“Design Wall”—bring muslin, flannel, or batting to be taped to the wall. (BSS#26)

 

DECIMAL EQUIVALENTS

1/8 = .125

¼ = .25

3/8 = .375

½ = .5

5/8 = .625

¾ = .75

7/8 = .875

1/3 = .33

2/3 = .67

TEACHER’S PET

Festival teachers need help taking roll and passing out materials in class. To be selected as the Teacher’s Pet for a particular class you must enroll for the class, check the Teacher’s Pet blank on the enrollment form, and fill in the number of the class for which you want to be Teacher’s Pet. The first to respond, after enrolling to take the class, is the Teacher’s Pet for that class. You will be notified by mail if you are the Pet. You will receive the 2018 Quilt Festival/Chicago show pin or a Teacher’s Pet pin of your choice from the past at the conclusion of your class and duties.