Long Beach - Class Information
Important information for all classes, lectures, and special events
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.
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.
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.
Changes, cancellations, and refunds must be processed through the online registration system. The refund policy is as follows:
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.
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.
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
3-HOUR, $45; 6-HOUR, $85
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:
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
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
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
asst assorted, assortment
Fat 1/8(s) Fat Eights (9 in x 22 in)
FQ(s) Fat Quarter(s) (18 in x 22 in)
hst Half square triangle
PFD Prepared for Dyeing (fabric prewashed or purchased as “PFD”)
WOF width of fabric (from selvage to selvage)
“Design Wall”—bring muslin, flannel, or batting to be taped to the wall.
1/8 = .125
¼ = .25
3/8 = .375
½ = .5
5/8 = .625
¾ = .75
7/8 = .875
1/3 = .33
2/3 = .67