IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL CLASSES, LECTURES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Classroom size has been doubled to allow each person their own table. 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 18 students. Handi Quilter Capri classes can have up to 24 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.
MEET OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Full-time staff members Jill Benge, Education Manager and Barbara Cline, Education Assistant direct a “show team” that arrives to help each fall.
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 AllBrands, BERNINA of America, Janome America, Inc., Elna USA, Juki America, Inc., Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines, and Pfaff Sewing Machines; 400 sewing machines and 25 BERNINA serger machines are provided for your use in Festival classes.
Thanks to Handi Quilter 18 longarm machines and 24 Handi Quilter Capri 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®.
Wool iron pads are provided by the Decorating Diva.
Batting is provided for the longarm room by Hobbs Bonded Fibers.
3-HOUR, $53; 4-HOUR, $63; 6-HOUR, $93; 2-DAY, $186
Class fee includes electric & audio visual costs.
sewing machine and HQ Capri classes
3-HOUR, $63; 4-HOUR, $73; 6-HOUR, $103; 2-DAY, $206
3-HOUR, $153; 4-HOUR, $193 (18 student max)
MATERIALS FEES (MAT FEE)
Total class cost (fee plus materials) is noted on the line with class numbers & titles. An * indicates material fees included; material fees are noted below class description. This is not a fee to rent a cutting mat.
Teacher’s Pets provide help for Festival teachers by taking roll, passing out materials in class, and running errands. To be selected as a Teacher’s Pet, you must first enroll for that particular class or lecture and 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 2021 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 area to see if a Teacher’s Pet is still needed for your class and sign up in the Education Office, room 340.
EVERY SKILL LEVEL
ADVANCE PREPARATION REQUIRED
SERGER MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS
SEWING MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS
HQ (HANDI QUILTER) CAPRI MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS
LONGARM MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS
COMPUTER-DESIGN CLASS (HANDS-ON
ABBREVIATIONS OF MAGAZINE TITLES OR BOOK PUBLISHERS
AQM American Quilter Magazine
AQS American Quilter Magazine
BP Breckling Press
C&T C & T Publishing
FW F & W Publications
KP Krause Publications
QA Quilting Arts Magazine
QATV Quilting Arts TV on PBS
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 email@example.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, if reserved in advance.
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. 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!
CLASS CATALOG ABBREVIATIONS
asst assorted, assortment
BSR BERNINA Stitch Regulator foot
Fat 1/8(s) Fat Eights (9 in x 22 in)
FQ(s) Fat Quarter(s) (18 in x 22 in)
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