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100 Class—Sunstars—A Kaleidoscope Class
Learn all the design strategies, piece policies, and template techniques that Nadelstern uses to create complex Kaleidoscopic images. This product and process class culminates in the creation of a unique, masterful Kaleidoscope block.
100 Class—Sunstars—A Kaleidoscope Class (DAY 2 OF 2)
Learn all the design strategies, piece policies, and template techniques that Nadelstern uses to create complex Kaleidoscopic images. This product and process class culminates in the creation of a unique, masterful Kaleidoscope block.
105 Class—Mandala Madness
Create this Muriel mandala design using the Apliquick Rods to turn the edges under. Focus on learning the Apliquick method to get perfectly turned circles and points creating a beautiful mandala on a 22in sq background fabric. www.quiltingtranquility.com
106 Class—Barn Quilt Block Painting
Class taught with Rhoda Gersch. Paint your favorite quilt design on a board to be hung on your house, gate or barn. Dozens of quilt designs will be available to choose from. Learn how to transfer and paint that design on the 2ft sq board. It's all taping and painting. No special artistic skills are needed. https://quiltblocktrail.com/
107 Class—One Block Wonders
Create a Kaleidoscope of color with a single large scale print fabric. Using straight piecing and no Y-seams, build a stunning quilt that employs a straightforward process to achieve dramatic results.
108 Class—Dear STELLA
Just imagine the design possibilities with the fun and versatile Shaded 9-Patch unit! The Shaded 9-Patch can be described as a 9-Patch block cut in half diagonally. But to create this block, there is no cutting of triangles and there is no piecing of triangles. All the piecing is done with strips and rectangles, creating oversized blocks which are then trimmed down to make them perfect. Project size is a 34in sq, suitable for confident beginner/intermediate sewists. www.kathiebeltz.com
109 Class—Blended Hexagons
Make hexagons from squares! That's right. With this innovative cutting technique, turn your scraps into beautiful hexagons. Learn how to utilize scraps to make this beautiful quilt and how to optimize color choices for scrap quilting.
110 Class—Teeny Tiny Flamingo Collage
Make this fun teeny tiny flamingo collage. Work with small scale prints and underlay fabrics to create dimension. Final quilt can be mounted in a frame or finished for a wall quilt. Learn basic techniques that will allow you to move to more difficult patterns.
111 Class—Quilted Texture from A to Zen
Traditional free-motion background fillers are a wonderful starting point, but what happens when you let yourself be influenced by natural patterns, macro photography, and the textures of everyday objects? Be inspired by Nemesh's fresh take on backgrounds—using physical objects to inspire new textures—perfect for filling those big open spaces on Modern quilts! www.whitearborquilting.com
Create this majestic lion while learning raw-edge appliqué. Enhance it further with Reddin’s techniques for adding depth and interest with thread painting (stitching to be done at home). There are so many ways to customize this strong graphic project! www.ginareddindesigns.com
113 Class—Turned-Edge, Layered Hand Appliqué
Create an appliquéd flower block. Choosing the proper fabric makes all the difference in creating representational art. Topics include fussy-cutting fabric, using freezer paper templates, and mastering a virtually invisible appliqué stitch. Fully kitted. www.davidtaylorquilts.com
115 Class—Let Me Surprise You! #1
Finally, a class where you know you have all the right fabrics because there is a pre-cut kit waiting for you to make a quilt designed just for Quilt Festival. Such a relaxing, fun-filled day! Although you will be amazed what you can get done here, you will not finish in class—but you can certainly try! Also offered as 312 on Wednesday. Do not enroll for both.
116 Class—Spinwheel Star and Flying Geese
Einmo will teach you her signature method to make this stunning, rainbow-colored star wall hanging from 2½in strips without “Y” or set-in seams using her Precision Precuts (or Precision Jelly Roll) Ruler. This class is truly a technique double-header; also learn Einmo’s signature method for making absolutely perfect flying geese units using her Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler with no wasted fabric, no math, and absolutely no stress! Einmo will share many top tips sure to make your sewing time productive and fun, while you improve your precision piecing skills and learn how to conquer that elusive scant ¼in seam once and for all! www.KimberlyEinmo.com
Brighten up your holiday decor with this beautiful potted Amaryllis. Enjoy it for years to come and no watering needed! No sewing through paper—work on the right side of the fabric. Lots of helpful time-saving hints. Fabric selection, organizational skills, and construction methods will be addressed. Fun and forgiving technique!
118 Class—Beginner Free-Motion Machine Quilting
Learn the basics of free-motion machine quilting including tension and needle and thread pairing. Cover all the basics from straight lines to stippling. Conquer the details and have some fun!
119 Class–CONTEMPORARY CURVED PIECING
Learn Naylor's award-winning curved piecing method. Extensive discussion on materials, equipment, and working methods. Use a master pattern for a small curved quilt to make freezer paper templates. Demonstrations show how to cut and sew. Construct your mini quilt using precise techniques sure to give wonderful results. A great opportunity to learn an entirely different way of creating a Contemporary quilt top!
125 Class—Texas Star
A tribute to Texas—this colorful five point star is fun to piece and a beautiful project when completed. The unusual circular project features Flynn's original round braided border. Laser cut pieces have engineered corners so piecing is easier and accurate.
126 Class—Doodle Appliqué
Discover how to work with and represent figures using only floral prints. Create volume and dimension, using only the flowers of the fabric. Learn to work with tonal values, no matter what color you use. A simple and fast technique with an amazing result. www.marinalandi.com.br
129 Class—Jumpstarting Your Creativity—Composition with Line
An exciting one-day of an optional four-day long course on creativity—take as many as you desire from the series—no prerequisites. Explore the many possibilities of creating a dynamic Art quilt just using the element of line (our lines will be different widths of strips of fabric). Enjoy working with a complementary color scheme and a full range of values for punch and sophistication. See related classes at 227 on Tuesday, 324 on Wednesday, and 418 on Thursday.
131 Class—Free-Motion Borders—Longarm Hands-On
You won't find any tools, gadgets, or markings in this class! The focus of this class is on fearlessly filling borders and sashings utilizing free-motion techniques. Be carefully guided as you learn and master various motifs—including beautiful feathers, distinctive leaves, flowers, etc. One person per machine—space is limited.
132 Class—Love Triangles—Itajime Shibori
A modern approach to an ancient craft—learn some of the basic Itajime Shibori folds and how to achieve these traditional indigo patterns. Fold, clamp, and dye your way through twelve FQs in this fun-filled class. Using modern acrylic shaped resist templates and fiber reactive dyes, learn many tips to achieving edge-to-edge patterns and designs.
133 Class—Longarm Ruler Roundabout—HQ Capri Hands-On
Learn how rulers will expand your quilting skills in this fun, hands-on class on a Capri stationary longarm quilting machine. Try many different rulers while learning how to use them easily and safely. Rulers with a bit of free-motion fills will be shown with samples of many of the rulers. Add a stencil or two and you will have a fabulous quilt.
135 Class—Evolution—Teach Me to English Paper Piece
Learn the English Paper Piecing technique to make a fancy pieced hexagon. Explore your creative side as you color or fussy cut the polygon shapes. Class includes just about everything you need to stitch the first bright and colorful hexagon block. www.colourfulstitches.com
136 Class—How to Fit Your Body Form to Your Body Shape
Making a garment is faster, more accurate than ever when you create your fit on a dress form with easy placement of sizing material. Learn to make simple adjustments on the form to fit your shape instantaneously and eliminate the frustrations of fitting the pattern to your shape. One dress form can become your body shape in seconds! www.Frencheuropeaninc.com
138 Class—Wire Ribbon Fuchias and Pansies
Jump into the wonderful world of wire ribbon work as you are carefully guided through the process of creating these beautiful dimensional flowers. The Fuchsias make wonderful tassels, ornaments, or art-to-wear decorations while the Pansies can be clustered together to create a framed art piece, or to decorate clothing and accessories. Floral Stitches, p. 16, C&T; www.JudithBakerMontano.com
139 Class—No-Sew Give Thanks Diorama
Cut and manipulate vintage images to create a diorama inside a round shadowbox. Trims, ribbons, and embellishments will add finishing touches to this 5in diameter project. You will want one for every holiday! Charms sold separately. Should finish this quick, easy project in class.
140 Class—Lettuce Lover's Scarf—Serger Hands-on
Create a super fun scarf using a specialty serger technique! Transform lightweight jersey knit into a soft, playful accessory that is as fun to wear as it is easy to make. Sergers make it super quick—you'll want to make one for every outfit. Taught by the author of A Field Guide: Serger 101, C&T. www.katrinawalker.com
142 Class—Piccadilly Squares
Make this traditional on-point quilt in a non-traditional way—use Easy Piecing Grid for a fun, fast, and accurate project. Extra panels avail to make quilt larger. A perfect scrap buster!
143 Class—Fabulous Free-Motion Fills 'n Frills
It's so much more fun to quilt when you can choose from a wide variety of designs. Learn the borders, fills, and grids that enhance all genre of quilts—from Modern to Traditional. Some free-motion quilting experience needed.
145 Class—How to Make Stuffed Animals You'll Love
Discover the tips and techniques that will take your handmade stuffies from ordinary to irresistible! Make Ellie the Elephant and learn how to cut and sew with plush fabrics plus which patterns, notions, and tools are most useful for making stuffed animals. www.teresacoates.com
148 Class—Gambling with Echoes—Longarm Hands-On
Take a simple quilting design and learn to make an opulent, spectacular looking motif just by echoing with different spaces, fillings, and lines. Curved or straight, narrow or wide-open, rolling or coltish—there is no limitation! Have (P)fun and play with echoes! One person per machine—space is limited.
149 Class—Row by Row Free-Motion Designs—HQ Capri Hands-On
Quilting is not always about precision. Sometimes you just have to let loose and quilt without any rules. This beginner free-motion class will fill your mind with countless modern ideas for quilting in those small spaces. If you are new to machine quilting or just ready to expand your modern quilting skills, this class is for you. www.forever-quilting.com
150 Class—Sliced and Diced Orange Peel
Take your Orange Peel blocks to a new level with these easy die-cutting and machine appliqué techniques. Creating intricate curved blocks are no longer out of reach. Leave class with the skills you need to finish this project using fully die-cut blocks. And the best part—all materials are provided! www.lovebugstudios.com
Inspired by ironwork gates of the 14th Century, the grill is bold, brassy, and Jelly Roll friendly! This is the second design in the "upcycling" series. Fitzgerald harvested the background fabric from a large men's dress shirt. This is a relaxing workshop with a few tricks for perfect piecing. www.colourfulstitches.com
153 Class—Cactus Tree—Positive/Negative Palm Leaf
Update the traditional Palm Leaf block with this contemporary positive/negative coloration. With the included fabric kit, learn how to "Quick-Strip" paper piece this 12in block using an assembly-line method of paper piecing multiple patterns at the same time on fabric strips. A variety of block arrangements will be shown in class. www.peggymartinquilts.com
154 Class—From Draping to Sloper
Learn basic pattern making skills in this combined lecture/hands-on experience. After splitting the class into groups, use a dress form, drape a bodice, and convert it into a sloper. Use darts to allow the bodice to fit an individual figure and learn many other essential techniques. Apply the principles learned in class to make your own sloper at home. This sloper can later be used as the foundation for many projects. Experience the same attention to fit as Vecchiarelli’s celebrities! www.frencheuropeaninc.com
155 Class—Serger Stitch Savvy
Make the most of your serger's stitches! Practice hands-on while learning which serger stitches work best for a whole variety of applications—both practical and decorative for seams and hems. Build a detailed reference notebook full of samples to take home as a valuable guide for all of your serging projects. A Field Guide: Serger 101, C&T. www.katrinawalker.com
157 Class—Slip Me Some Skin—Ombré Skin Tones for the Portrait Quilter!
Capturing the subtleties of the human face requires a full range of skin tones—from highlight to shadow, lips to cheeks. This class will reach to the four corners of the world to help you create a rich and usable collection of skin tones and their coordinating accents in a fun and easy ombré dyeing approach!
159 Class—Victorian Stitches
Learn the basic Victorian embroidery stitches used in Crazy Quilts and traditional stitching—Feather stitch, Herringbone, Chevron, Cretan, Buttonhole, Lazy Daisy, French knot, and Colonial knot. Also learn three silk ribbon stitches—Iva's Rose, Judith's Curled Leaf, and Fargo Flower. Explore how to combine stitches to create beautiful designs. Judith Baker Montano's Essential Stitch Guide, (C&T)
160 Class—No-Sew Glitz and Glory Star
Achieve a "glitzy" look by layering lush laces, trims, beads, baubles, etc. onto a padded base of expensive lace. Shines like a jewel when embellished properly with buttons and gems. Learn design and placement tips that can transfer to many other projects. Approximately 12in square and may not be finished in class.
161 Class—Color and Contrast in Quilting
Is color choice difficult for you? Explore simple color theory as it relates to quilting. Learn what makes an effective quilt—combining design, color, texture, contrast, and value. A variety of exercises stretch the imagination with lots of interaction as you play with fabric! No sewing & no UFO to take home. Fully kitted. AQM, Oct. 2019, May 2019, June 2018, March 2017, January 2017; National Quilt Museum—“New Quilts from Old Favorites 2018”; Collection of the National Quilt Museum, 2018; www.gailgarber.com
165 Class—Crosshatching with Stencils and Rulers—Longarm Hands-On
Crosshatching comes in many forms, from straight to curved, wavy to modern. So where do you start? Join Hruska as she shows you some creative ways to quilt crosshatching designs with ease. Students will quilt these designs on a border style sampler. Leave the class with the confidence needed to try crosshatching on your next quilt project. One person per machine—space is limited. www.forever-quilting.com
166 Class—Beginner Serging
Step into the world of serging as Damour shows how much fun and how easy sewing on a serger can be. Make three very easy projects on the serger while learning basic skills and techniques that will stay with you for a lifetime. Your kits will have everything you need, so there's no prep required! www.pamdamour.com
167 Class—Piping & Binding
Add a final flourish to your quilts by finishing the edges of your quilts using the techniques Naylor employs in her award-winning work. Contrasting fabric-covered piping and double-folded mitered binding are attached by machine to give beautiful straight edges, perfect corners, and invisible joins.
168 Class—Fancy Feathers
Freehand feathers go fancy! Learn the best practices for the fanciest of heirloom feather tricks, then add layers of showy polish and fantasy elements that always draw the eye and the applause! Nemesh uses a stress-free non-backtracking style of fancy feathers that makes it easy for you to focus on putting dozens of new, fancy, over-the-top feathers in your custom quilting cap. www.whitearborquilting.com
169 Class—Get the Most Out of Store Patterns with a Body Form
Get the most out of your dress form utilizing store bought patterns to fit your body. Take a store bought pattern and fit it directly to the body form. Learn the tips and tricks to adjust the pattern to your body shape with a dress form. Get a perfect fit every time! www.frencheuropeaninc.com
170 Class—Sewing with Silk
Sew silk with confidence! Learn about the most common silk fabrics found in stores, how to sew several different seam and edge finishes, tame shifty chiffon, and more. Entertaining and educational, this experience is guaranteed to inspire and invigorate a passion for sewing with silk. Build a detailed reference notebook of the fabrics and techniques learned in class. www.katrinawalker.com
200 Class—Ultimate Secret Die-Cut Sampler
Shhhhh! It's a secret! See what all the die-cutting fuss is about while you learn the tips and techniques for cutting and piecing success, regardless of the system you own (or are exploring). See how easy it is to add more than ninety different quilt blocks to your quilting bag of tricks using a small library of only six dies. www.lovebugstudios.com
203 Class—Binding Basics
Scalloped binding; curved or straight edges; perfect 90 degree corner; or a faced edge—discover the best binding techniques for you and your quilts. Bonus—learn to join the ends for a beautiful finish. Complete samples of each technique for a take-home "binder of bindings" for easy reference. Perfect for the beginner but abundant tips for the experienced quilter as well.
204 Class—Teeny Tiny Vintage Trailer Collage
Complete this teeny tiny vintage trailer collage quilt! Learn the basics of collage in this class and be able to move to more difficult patterns. Such fun!
205 Class—Details to Die For
The difference between a contestant and an award-winner can be in the details! Learn masterpiece details like complex cording, gradation beading, split binding with beaded piping, contrast Cathedral Window Prairie Points, and single agent beads. Mix and match your devilish details and apply them by hand and machine for over-the-top perfection! www.whitearborquilting.com
207 Class—Pictorial Hand Appliqué
Using his hummingbird kit as a project, Taylor will teach you the technique he uses to create his award-winning animal portraiture Art quilts. If you are afraid of hand appliqué, this fun and informative workshop is for you. Topics include using freezer paper templates, turning seam allowances, and an invisible stitching method. www.davidtaylorquilts.com
209 Class—Let Me Surprise You! #2
Finally, a class where you know you have all the right fabrics because there is a pre-cut kit waiting for you to make a quilt designed just for Quilt Festival. Such a relaxing, fun-filled day! Although you will be amazed what you can get done here, you will not finish in class—but you can certainly try! Also offered as 609 on Saturday. Do not enroll for both.
210 Class—Artful Crazy Quilt Necklace
Crazy quilts were the very first Art quilts, so the more you add to them the better. Explore simple piecing and some fabulous hand embroidery stitches. Discover techniques for beading and button collages as well. Use 3-D embellishments to add to your art piece using hand-dyed velvet if you like! This art piece is one you will want to wear! www.susanedmonsondesigns.com
211 Class—Snowflake Stars
One of Einmo’s newest designs, this gorgeous Snowflake Stars quilt can be made with strips from just three fabrics plus a background fabric! Learn Einmo’s signature method to construct these diamond blocks with no "Y" or set-in seams using her Precision Jelly Roll Ruler or Precision Precuts Ruler. She will teach her magic "one-pin-technique" for achieving absolutely perfect diamond points plus other terrific tips for creating blocks using a perfect scant ¼in seam allowance so you'll never cut off another tip again! This is an eye-opening class filled with many new tips and tricks to improve your precision piecing techniques. Best of all there is no stress or frustration—just a day full of fun and productive stitching!
Learn an innovative technique from an award-winning quilter while creating this beautiful scenic waterfall landscape. Not foundation pieced! Only straight line sewing—working on the right side of the fabric—no paper to pick out—and lots of cheating!
213 Class—Fool Proof Color for Quilters
This class is taught with Melanie Crabbe. Learn color theory in a playful way using Fowler's color wheel and workbook. Gain a practical understanding of color theory as well as various techniques to incorporate this class into your quilts. Make your own color wheel using a method of your choice—English Paper Piecing, fusible appliqué, yo-yos, etc. www.katiefowler.net
214 Class—Make Your Own Umbrella
Make your own umbrella using regular quilting cotton or batik fabrics, then waterproof it upon completion. This is an amazing project that will delight you and will make a perfect gift. Umbrella frames are provided.
215 Class—Free-Motion Machine Quilting
Exploration of this wonderful technique begins with an in-depth discussion of materials, equipment, and working methods. After demos, sew a range of samples including wavy “squares”, spirals which grow into flowers, Clamshells which become brick designs, and feathers which evolve into allover fillers. A wealth of creative ideas to ensure everyone leaves the class inspired, confident, and keen to continue improving their skills.
217 Class—Painting with Fabric, Threads, and Yarns
Learn to create beautiful land/seascapes using fabrics, threads, yarns, and ribbons instead of canvas, brushes, and paints. Think like a painter as you are guided through the process from fabric choices to fabric manipulation and free-form stitching. This one-of-a-kind art piece is ready for framing. Freeform Stitching with Judith Baker Montano, C&T.
218 Class—Victorian Sewing Bag
Everyone needs a "show off" bag for needlework supplies or as a clutch—this one is finished with a handmade velvet strawberry! Start with various hand sewing techniques such as a silk and velvet Pansy, rolled velvet Rose, folded Rose, Cast-On stitch, and a Feather stitch. Design in layers with hand-dyed laces, beads, flowers, trims, and postcard prints. Plan to finish the 10in x 8in bag at home. Charms not included.
219 Class—Asymmetry in Quilt Design
Explore a twist on tradition using asymmetric design in stars, borders, and backgrounds. Drawing class—no fabric required and no UFO to take home, just new designs for your tool kit. A comprehensive how-to workbook and a foundation piecing demonstration will help you understand these techniques. www.gailgarber.com; AQM: Oct. 2019, May 2019, June 2018, March 2017, January 2017, National Quilt Museum—“New Quilts from Old Favorites 2018”; Collection of the National Quilt Museum 2018.
Reproduce an image, using the print features of the fabric to emphasize design details and textures. See how color and value add depth and realism to your work as this precious little bird comes to life. www.marinalandi.com.br
221 Class—Feathers Four Ways for Domestic Machines
What's not to love—four different types of glorious free-form feathers with no marking! Use them in any genre from Traditional to Modern. Discover which fills enhance feathers and which threads are best. You really CAN quilt feathers—let Lyon show you how! Some free-motion experience needed.
222 Class—Storm at Sea
Storm at Sea is an optical illusion and a fun design project. Learn to accurately piece this block, manage all those seams, and unlock its potential design elements. Nichols provides laser cut kits for a sit-and-sew learning experience. www.flynnquilt.com
224 Class—Serger Sampler
Learn how to make piping, serger lace, pleated trim, pleated inserts, pin tucks, ruffles, ruching, and zipper insertions while making four quilt blocks. These sampler quilt blocks can be used to make a pillow, table runner, or wallhanging after class. www.pamdamour.com
225 Class—Channeling MC Escher
The stack of bricks is an illusion of impossible objects. Do you see open bricks, or single dimensional rectangles cutting through each other? Learn to recreate or create an original impossible objects wallhanging. Like Escher, no mathematical experience is needed. All you need is the willingness to see the world from a different perspective. Quick to stitch by using the Polygon2 Tool with 3in and 5½in strips. Learn how to construct a perfect "Butterfly Seam" and partial seam for effortless stitching. Wallhanging is 30in x 34in. www.colourfulstitches.com
226 Class—The New Feathered Star
Speed up and simplify this classic favorite by paper piecing those tiny feathers in an assembly-line fashion with Quick-Strip Paper Piecing! Different arrangement options, including setting the star on the octagonal point, create a completely new look. www.peggymartinquilts.com
227 Class—Jumpstarting Your Creativity—Abstracting a Photograph
A fantastic one-day of an optional four-day long course on creativity—take as many as you desire from the series. There are two projects in this class. Using an inspirational photograph, make a 12in quilt by simplifying the forms for the first project then take that abstraction one step further by using the same inspirational photograph and creating it in geometric shapes. Use the colors from the photograph or, to make these even more abstract, you can use totally unexpected colors to really pack a punch. See related classes at 129 on Monday, 324 on Wednesday, and 418 on Thursday.
230 Class—A 2 Z(et)—Longarm Hands-on
Take something as simple as ABCs and make it an elegant quilting design. Transform your handwriting into design! You won´t believe your eyes when it doesn´t look like letters anymore! Can be used in borders, blocks, or an allover design. This is a perfect class for beginners and anyone looking for something new for customers. One person per machine—space is limited.
232 Class—Magical Mini Mandalas—An Ice-Dyeing Class
Make your own unique collection of nine 22in square beautiful ice-dyed mandalas. Learn to fold, pleat, and bind your mandala designs, each a little different than the last, building on your design skills with each piece. After selecting your color palette, ice-dye your collection, learning ways to ensure each is related, yet different from the last.
Add a dash of modern flair using the Shaded 4-Patch block—a Traditional 4-Patch block cut in half diagonally. No cutting or piecing of triangles! Piece with strips and rectangles, creating oversized blocks to trim down to size. Just one light fabric, one medium fabric, and one dark fabric can create all kinds of design possibilities. www.kathiebeltz.com
236 Class—Charming Cathedral Windows
Mock Cathedral Window blocks are fun and easy to create entirely by machine using an ingenious method with stunning results! This is not the block your grandmother made by hand—this block allows feature fabrics to shine and has exciting texture and dimension. Learn the basic technique, but also consider how to design your future project with scale, finished size, and desired scrappiness. www.ellisquilts.com
237 Class—Finding Your Path—HQ Capri Hands-On
Do you struggle with how to quilt a top with the least amount of starts and stops? In this hands-on class, learn the strategies Hruska uses to find the continuous quilting path around pieced blocks. Then take it to the next level by connecting these free-motion designs across the width of the quilt top with one start and one stop. Based on Hruska's book, Making Connections. www.forever-quilting.com
238 Class—Dots Before Your Eyes
If you haven’t tried the Apliquick appliqué method, this is your chance! Enjoy this opportunity to focus on using the Apliquick Rods to turn the edges under on the appliqué, creating a beautiful mandala on a 22in square background fabric. www.quiltingtranquility.com
239 Class—Sew Knits with Confidence
No serger? No problem! Learn to easily and confidently sew knit fabrics of all kinds—from scuba to tissue jersey! From seams to hems, learn and practice tricks and techniques for sewing these wonderful but sometimes challenging fabrics using a domestic sewing machine. Build a reference notebook with step-by-step samples of everything learned in class. www.katrinawalker.com
242 Class—The Weight of Color
Begin exploring the weight of color in free-motion quilting. Using color pens and pencils, fill in the space of a color wheel and quilt blocks with different quilting motifs. Practicing on paper is a great way to test the quilting motifs you want to try.
244 Class—The Great Notion Give-Away!
Learn about the newest notions for the quilting and fashion worlds combined. See over 7 notions and their greatest uses. The best part will be when everyone will receive some of the notions demonstrated. Come join all the wonderful fun in learning how to use these notions! www.frencheuropeaninc.com
246 Class—Walking Foot Quilting—Get Out of the Ditch!
Confidently finish your quilts on a domestic machine with all the control of your walking foot! Start with a brief discussion on preparing your quilts for quilting, including marking. Then make some samples of different styles including modern grids, Matchstick quilting, altered stitches, and spirals. A fast-paced class. QATV series 1400, FW; Modern Machine Quilting, DVD and book. https://catherineredford.com
250 Class—Bubbles, Curves, and Straight Lines—A Way to Modern Quilting—Longarm Hands-On
Explore an array of background fillers in abstract and interlocking areas. The textures give a modern touch to the quilt. Combined with traditional designs and geometric motifs, the quilting draws attention to the textures. One person per machine—space is limited.
252 Class—Fabulous Fish Fabric Collage
Knowing the basics of fish, design your own or use Haworth’s tropical fish patterns to make a fabric collage. Learn the simple technique that creates a variety of colorful fish that can then be placed onto a background of coral, sea-plants, and rocks. This project can be a small wallhanging or part of a larger quilt.
253 Class—Floral Confetti—HQ Capri Hands-On
In this hands-on sit-down quilting class, explore all things Floral. Flowers, stems, and leaves...with cherries, swirls, ribbons, starburst, butterflies, bees, and dragonflies ''sprinkled'' all around. Freehand overall designs that are simple, yet when combined, appear to be very complex. Join Hruska as she breaks down these designs and teaches how to stitch them out continuously. www.forever-quilting.com
254 Class—2 for 1 Hula Lessons
The "Hawaiian style" quilt has finally become a machine appliqué project—trace, cut, and fuse! Unique because it is folded and cut like cutting a paper snowflake. If done carefully, you get two blocks from one piece of cloth! Use special hand-dyed fabric called "Hula Hoops" as the radiant design of the cloth blends right in with the Hawaiian style, making the blocks even more exciting!
256 Class—Spring Sparkle
Choose three fabrics, add several great tools. This runner will be done in a snap! As intricate as they look, the sparkling stars are much easier to construct than you might think. From Beltz’s new pattern line, this project finishes at 18in x 53in. www.kathiebeltz.com
257 Class—Embellished Cork Journal Cover
Use stamping, hand-cut freezer paper stencils, painting, and markers to create a unique journal cover that will last for years. Learn how easy working with cork is while making this fun and useful project. Perfect for journaling, pet records, daily to-do lists, and more! Simple final sewing will be done outside of class. More samples at www.laurettacrites.com
258 Class—Lutradur Landscapes with Inktense
259 Class—Stamp, Stencil, and Stitch
Create several simple collages on hand-dyed fabric for an accordion book cover. Learn a color wash technique to create layers on your watercolor paper before stamping, using gesso, and a paint pen to decorate it further for the interior. www.fiberonawhim.com
261 Class—Leather Journal Cover
Try your hand at quilting on leather...It's the newest craze! This is so much fun you'll want to make more! Walk through the process step-by-step and learn about all the different types of leathers. Quilt a design or use the decorative stitches built into the machine. Complete your journal cover in class and be able to show it off to your friends! We might even have a surprise visit from the Queen of Quilting on Leather! www.ninaquilts.com