Quilt Festival in Houston - Classes, Lectures, and Special Events

NOTE: IN ORDER TO ATTEND ANY OF THE CLASSES, LECTURES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS LISTED IN THIS CATALOG, YOU MUST ENROLL THROUGH FESTIVAL’S ENROLLMENT SERVICES OFFICE, PAYING THE OVERALL ENROLLMENT FEE ($45) AND THE FEES FOR EACH CLASS, LECTURE, OR SPECIAL EVENT. EXCEPTIONS ARE NOTED IN CLASS LISTINGS.

LECTURE FEES

$8

Most lectures include PowerPoint presentations. Lectures begin five minutes past the hour and end five before, so participants arrive at their next destination on time.

CLASS FEES

3-HOUR, $45; 4-HOUR, $55; 6-HOUR, $85; 7-HOUR, $95; 2-DAY, $170.

The fee structure for Longarm classes is 3-HOUR, $65; 4-HOUR, $85; 4-HOUR (18 student max) or
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.  This is not a fee to rent a cutting mat.

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 may include:

SEWING MACHINE CLASSROOMS—$4 per 3-HOUR class, $8 per 6-HOUR class.

LONGARM MACHINE CLASSROOMS—$14 per 3-4 HOUR class, $28 per 4-HOUR (18 student max) and 7-8 HOUR class.

COMPUTER CLASSROOMS—$4 per 3-HOUR class requiring electrical setup, $2 per 3-HOUR EQ computer class, $8 per 6-HOUR class requiring electrical setup, $4 per 6-HOUR EQ computer class.

SCREEN FEE—$3 per day where teacher requested a screen.

MULTIPLE ROOM CLASSES—Sewing machine classroom fees in multiple-room classes are only charged for the hours in the machine room.

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, Room 340. 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

S16                 HQ (HANDI QUILTER) SWEET 16 MACHINE PROVIDED IN CLASS

LA                   LONGARM MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS

CH                  COMPUTER-DESIGN CLASS (HANDS-ON)

K/C                 KNIT/CROCHET

 

Thanks to Baby Lock, BERNINA of America, Janome America, Inc., Elna USA, Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines, Juki America, Inc., and Pfaff Sewing Machines, 500 sewing machines are provided for your use in Festival classes.

Thanks to Gammill, Handi Quilter, and Innova, 108 longarm machines and 25 Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen machines are provided for your use in Festival classes. A Special Thanks goes out to Janome America, Inc. for providing 10 sewing machines for the Sit & Sew room. Irons are provided courtesy of Clover, Maytag®, Oliso®, Panasonic, Reliable, and Rowenta®.

Thanks to the Daylight Company, LLC, for providing lights in selected classrooms and 10 light boxes in the Sit & Sew Room.

 

ABBREVIATIONS OF MAGAZINE TITLES OR BOOK PUBLISHERS

AQS                 American Quilter’s Society

AQM               American Quilter Magazine

BP                   Breckling Press

C&T                C & T Publishing

EQ                   Electric Quilt Company

FW                  F & W Publications

KP                   Krause Publications

MC                 Martingale & Co. (That Patchwork Place)

QATV              Quilting Arts TV on PBS

QAW              Quilting Arts Workshop

QDP               Quilt Digest Press

SUPPLIES

The Supply List for the classes is listed directly after the class description.

FESTIVAL SUPPLY STORE

Coordinated by Pinwheels and Posies of Dickinson, Texas

If you get to class and realize you’ve forgotten a basic supply of fabric or notions from your class list, check us out! We’re open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 7 pm and Saturday 7:30 am to 3 pm. We are located on the third floor of the convention center in front of the ballrooms. We stock many of the supplies required by the Festival faculty and, although we may not carry everything each class requires, our quilt store in Dickinson (near Galveston) is very well stocked and we will be happy to supply your needs within 24 hours.

If you cannot get supplies from your local quilt store, you can pre-order your class supplies in advance from the Festival Supply Store. Just email your order to info@pinwheelsandposies.com or mail to 3335 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson, TX 77539. You can pre-pay by credit card or check to Pinwheels and Posies, 281/337-1213. Your supplies will be pre-packaged, to be picked up at the Festival Supply Store. A limited number of hard-to-pack large rotary mats and rulers, provided by Omnigrid Inc./Prym Consumer can be rented by the day, reserved in advance.

 

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 or taking the same subject from a different teacher.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

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. Longarm classes can have up to 36 students.

You must get the teacher’s specific permission before photographing or taping his or her class or lecture. 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.

If you have any FOOD ALLERGIES or SPECIFIC DIETARY REQUIREMENTS for any of the meal events for
which you are enrolled, please contact Jill Benge (ext.124) or Barbara Cline (ext. 122) at 713-781-6864,
by October 14.

 

MEET OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Marcia Barker, Director of Education, directs full-time staff members; Jill Benge, Education Manager and Barbara Cline, Education Assistant; plus a “show team” that arrives to help each fall.

EDUCATION OFFICE

Room 340AB on the third floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center is “command central” for all educational offerings at Quilt 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.

TEACHER’S PET

Festival teachers need help taking roll, passing out materials in class, and running errands.  To be selected as the Teacher’s Pet for a particular class or lecture you must enroll for the class or lecture, check the Teacher’s Pet blank on the enrollment form, and fill in the number of the class or lecture for which you want to be Teacher’s Pet. The first to respond, after enrolling to take the class or lecture, is the Teacher’s Pet for that class or lecture. You will be notified by mail if you are the Pet. You will receive the 2018 International Quilt Festival Teacher’s Pet pin at the conclusion of your class & duties. Check the sign outside the Education Office or at the Enrollment Desk to see if a Teacher’s Pet is still needed for your class and sign up in the Education Office, room 340.

CLASS SUPPLIES

Be prepared for class. Bring all listed supplies for each of your classes. If supplies are not listed, none are needed. In most cases, bring paper and pencil for a lecture. Instructor’s permission is needed for photographing or taping a class or lecture or class projects.

BSS = Basic Sewing Supplies

Note: If fabric strip width is given, but not length, cut the strip from selvage to selvage; finished strip = 40-45in long. Read fabric yardage figures carefully!

 

SUPPLY LIST ABBREVIATIONS

addnl              additional

approx           approximately

asst                 assorted, assortment

avail                available

cm                  centimeter

diff                  different

dk                    dark

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

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

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