TEACHER’S PET

Teacher’s Pet’s 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 at the Teacher’s Pet and will receive a Teacher’s Pet acceptance email. You will receive the 2019 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.

2019 Quilt Festival in Houston -
Classes, Lectures, and Special Events

NEW!!!—REAL TIME, ONLINE ENROLLMENT WITH IMMEDIATE EMAIL CONFIRMATION

 

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 phone from the online enrollment process—to enter all classes, lectures, and special events.

 

 

NEW!!!—WAITLIST 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, a second 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.

 

 

REFUNDS/CANCELLATION FEES

Refunds are structured as follows:

• Online 100% refunds available until September 30, 2019.

• Online 50% refunds available October 1-October 14, 2019.

• Online 25% refunds available October 15 through the show.

• Refunds for medical/family emergencies will be handled on an individual basis. Please contact the

  enrollment office directly to request a medical refund.

• Refunds for serious dissatisfaction onsite will be considered only for a class that has produced
   multiple complaints. Request for refund 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 340. 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 $55 enrollment fee is non-refundable.

 

 

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 full refund (including enrollment fee) or taking the same subject from a different 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 2nd floor Enrollment kiosks. These transactions are strictly between individuals and do not involve Quilt Festival. Appropriate forms will be available 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. Longarm classes can have up to 36 students. Sweet Sixteen classes can have up to 30 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.

 

FOOD ALLERGIES or SPECIFIC DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Please contact Jill Benge (ext.124) or Barbara Cline (ext. 122) at 713-781-6864, by October 15 to inform them of any special considerations for any meal event for which you are enrolled.

 

MEET OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Marcia Barker, Vice President 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 340 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.

 

Thanks to Baby Lock, BERNINA of America, Janome America, Inc., Elna USA, Juki America, Inc., Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines, and Pfaff Sewing Machines, 450 sewing machines are provided for your use in Festival classes.

 

Thanks to Handi Quilter, Baby Lock, and Innova, 54 longarm machines and 30 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 light boxes in the Sit & Sew Room.

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

 

 LECTURE FEES

 $10

 Most lectures include PowerPoint presentations.

 CLASS FEES

 3-HOUR, $45; 4-HOUR, $55; 6-HOUR, $85; 7-HOUR, $95; 8-HOUR, $105; 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—$5 per 3-HOUR class, $10 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—$5 per 3-HOUR class requiring electrical set up, $3 per 3-HOUR EQ computer
  class, $10 per 6-HOUR class requiring electrical set up, $6 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.

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 SIXTEEN MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS

LA                   LONGARM MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS

CH                  COMPUTER-DESIGN CLASS (HANDS-ON)

 

Thanks to Baby Lock, BERNINA of America, Janome America, Inc., Elna USA, Juki America, Inc., Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines, and Pfaff Sewing Machines, 450 sewing machines are provided for your use in Festival classes.

Thanks to Handi Quilter, Baby Lock, 54 longarm machines and 30 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 light boxes in the Sit & Sew Room.

 

ABBREVIATIONS OF MAGAZINE TITLES OR BOOK PUBLISHERS

AQR                American Quilt Retailer

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

 

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.

 

CLASS SUPPLIES

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

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

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. (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