Long Beach - Class Information

Important information for all classes, lectures, and special events

 

NEW 
REAL TIME, ONLINE ENROLLMENT WITH IMMEDIATE EMAIL CONFIRMATION

An new enrollment procedure is now in effect for all Festival classes, events, tours, and lectures. ALL enrollments must be made online through our website at Quilts.com. Enrollment will remain open 24 hours a day beginning in early March (a more specific date will be posted soon) and continuing throughout the show. Please refer to our website for information on when online enrollment will open. You may review or update your schedule at ANY time with your confirmation number. Please review the refund/cancellation policies below.

Badges will be printed onsite at specialized kiosks when you arrive to check-in. Your badge will provide admission to the show floor and should always be kept with you. Present your badge along with your proof of enrollment—in either print form or displayed on your smartphone from the online enrollment process—to enter all classes, lectures, and special events.

 

NEW 
WAIT LIST NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL CLASSES/EVENTS

At such time as a class/event reaches capacity, a limited Wait List option will be available to those trying to enroll. Should a cancellation occur and a slot become available, a link will be emailed to the first person on the Wait List with instructions that they have 12 hours to modify their schedule online to take advantage of the opening. Lacking a response within that time frame, an email will be sent to the #2 person on the Wait List with instructions that they have 12 hours to modify their schedule online, and so on. At that point, whoever accepts the open slot first will be awarded the class/event. PLEASE NOTE: if you have booked yourself for another event for the time slot of the Wait Listed class/event and do not want to incur the cancellation fees as outlined below, you may choose to not accept the Wait Listed class/event.

 

NOTE:

In order to attend any of the classes, lectures, and special events listed in this catalog, you must enroll online through our website, paying the overall enrollment fee ($35) AND the associated fees for each class, lecture, or special event. Exceptions are noted with *** in event listings and include: Lectures, Tours, and special events. These may be purchased through online registration, kiosks in the Enrollment area, or at the door up to capacity. Tickets to lectures may be purchased onsite at the door of the lecture without paying the $35 enrollment fee, but you may not purchase lecture tickets in advance without paying the enrollment fee.

 

REFUNDS/CANCELLATION FEES

Changes, cancellations, and refunds must be processed through the online registration system. The refund policy is as follows:

  • 100% refunds available until June 10.
  • 50% refunds available June 11-25.
  • 25% refunds available June 26 through the show.
  • Refunds for medical/family emergencies will be handled on an individual basis.
  • Refunds for serious dissatisfaction onsite will be considered only for a class that has produced multiple complaints. Requests for refunds must be received in writing at the show, within two hours of the conclusion of a morning class or by the next morning for afternoon/evening classes. Requests must be received at the Education Office, Room 103C. Again, refunds for dissatisfaction will only be considered if multiple complaints are received. The percentage of refund will be at Quilts, Inc.’s discretion.
  • If canceling your entire enrollment, the $35 enrollment fee is non-refundable.

 

CANCELLATION OF A CLASS BY MANAGEMENT

Occasionally, because of illness or other emergency, a teacher has to cancel an entire class at the last minute. We try to find a replacement teacher but give you the option of a full refund (including enrollment fee) or taking the same subject from a substitute teacher.

 

SELLING OF UNWANTED CLASSES

Once onsite, should you change your mind on a class and want to sell it for full value, you are encouraged to post it “For Sale” on the bulletin board by the Enrollment kiosks. These transactions are strictly between individuals and do not involve Quilt Festival. Appropriate forms will be available through our web

site and onsite.

 

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. Stationary sit-down longarm classes can have up to 20 students. Longarm classes can have up to 24 students, two per machine. All sewing machine and stationary sit-down longarm classes will have one student per machine.

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 projector screen. The photos will not turn out, and the flash distracts everyone else in the audience.

 

FOOD ALLERGIES or SPECIFIC DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Please contact Jill Benge (ext. 124) or Barbara Cline (ext. 122) at 713-781-6864, by June 26 to inform them of any special considerations for any food event for which you are enrolled.

 

MEET OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Suzanne Hyland, Director of Education and Industry Relations, directs full-time staff members Jill Benge, Education Manager and Barbara Cline, Education Assistant; plus a “show team” that arrives to help at each show.

 

EDUCATION OFFICE

Room 103C on the first floor of the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment 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 requests or special requests, and to check in as a Teacher’s Pet.

 

Thanks to Baby Lock, BERNINA of America, Janome America, Inc., and OC Sewing and Vacuum/All Brands (Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines). 125 sewing machines are provided for your use in Festival classes.

Thanks to Handi Quilter, longarm machines and stationary sit-down longarm machines are provided for your use in Festival classes. Irons are provided courtesy of Clover, Maytag®, Oliso®, Panasonic, Reliable, and Rowenta®.

Thanks to the Daylight Company, LLC, for providing lights in selected classrooms.

Thanks to the Decorating Diva for providing wool iron pads for the classrooms.

Thanks to Hobbs Bonded Fibers for providing batting for the longarm classrooms.

Thanks to Mel's Sewing and Fabric Center/BERNINA of America for providing Open Studios with two B570QE Machines

 

LECTURE FEES:

$10

 

CLASS FEES:

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

  • The fee structure for stationary longarm classes is 3-HOUR, $65; 6-HOUR, $125.
  • The fee structure for longarm classes is 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; materials cost is noted below class description.  There is not a fee to rent a cutting mat.

 

EQUIPMENT FEES (EQUIP FEE):

The Equipment Fee, which helps pay for the electrical connections and service, is listed in the same place as the Materials Fees. This fee may include:

  • SEWING MACHINE CLASSROOMS (One person per machine)—$5 per 3-HOUR class; $10 per 6-HOUR class.
  • STATIONARY SIT-DOWN LONGARM MACHINE CLASSROOMS (One person per machine)—$8 per 3-HOUR class; $15 per 6-HOUR class.
  • LONGARM MACHINE CLASSROOMS (Two persons per machine)—$14 per 4-HOUR class; $28 per 8-HOUR class.
  • SCREEN FEE—$3 per class 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.

 

TEACHER’S PET

Teacher’s Pets provide the help for Festival teachers by 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 first enroll for that particular class or lecture, then respond to the link provided in your confirmation email. The first to respond will be chosen as the Teacher’s Pet and will receive a Teacher’s Pet acceptance email. You will receive the 2020 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 103C.

 

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

SLA HQ (HANDI QUILTER) STATIONARY SIT-DOWN LONGARM MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS

LA  LONGARM MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS

CH  COMPUTER-DESIGN CLASS (HANDS-ON)

ABBREVIATIONS OF MAGAZINE TITLES OR BOOK PUBLISHERS

AQS  American Quilter’s Society

AQM  American Quilter Magazine

BP  Breckling Press

C&T  C & T Publishing

DT  Dragon Threads

EQ  Electric Quilt Company

FW  F & W Publications

KP  Krause Publications

MC  Martingale & Co. (That Patchwork Place)

MQU  Machine Quilting Unlimited

QA  Quilting Arts Magazine

QATV   Quilting Arts TV on PBS

QAW  Quilting Arts Workshop

QDP  Quilt Digest Press

 

CLASS SUPPLIES

Be prepared for class. The Supply List for classes is listed directly after the class description. Bring all listed supplies for each of your classes. If supply link is listed, please visit that website for complete listing. 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!

In most cases, bring paper and pencil for a lecture. Instructor’s permission is needed for photographing or recording a class, class project, or lecture.

 

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

hst  Half square triangle

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.

 

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