7660 WOODWAY, SUITE 550 | HOUSTON, TEXAS 77063 USA | 713.781.6864
Enrollment for ALL Festival classes, events, and tours must be made online through our website at www.quilts.com (go to Quilt Festival > Long Beach for link).
Enrollment will remain open 24 hours a day beginning in March and continuing through the show. Please refer to our website and/or social media for the announcement of when enrollment will open. You may review or update your schedule at ANY time with your confirmation number. Please review the refund/cancellation and Covid 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 phone from the online enrollment process—for admittance to any and all classes and tours.
At such time as a class/tour reaches capacity, a limited Waitlist 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 Waitlist with instructions that they have twelve hours to modify their schedule online to take advantage of the opening.
Lacking a response within that time frame, a similar email will be sent to the #2 person on the Waitlist with instructions that they have twelve hours to modify their schedule online, and so on. At that point, whoever accepts the open slot first will be awarded the class/tour. As of Tuesday, August 2, the timeframe for Waitlist notification changes to one hour (replacing the twelve hours).
PLEASE NOTE: if you have booked yourself for another class/tour for the time slot of the Waitlisted class/tour and do not want to incur the cancellation fees as outlined below in the Refunds/Cancellation Fees section, you may choose to not accept the Waitlisted class/tour.
In order to attend any of the classes or tour listed in this catalog, you must pay the overall enrollment fee of $40 (includes repeat admission to the show, plus a complimentary official show pin, and show program, Q2) AND the associated fees for each class or tour. The enrollment fee is non-refundable.
CONFIRMATION OF ENROLLMENT
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
If you have already paid your admission to the show through a tour group, please send an email to email@example.com with your name and the name of your tour group and your confirmation number. Once the payment from your tour group is verified, we will apply the appropriate credit to your card.
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 must 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 if this is your only class) or taking the same subject from a different teacher.
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 24 students. Handi Quilter Capri classes can have up to 20 students.
You must get the teacher’s specific permission before photographing or taping his or her class. 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 at each show.
Room 203C on the second floor of the Long Beach Entertainment & 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 Classroom Aid.
Thanks to BERNINA of America, Janome America, Inc., Juki America, Inc., and OC Sewing & Vac/Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines; 100 sewing machines are provided for your use in Festival classes.
Thanks to Handi Quilter, 12 longarm machines and 20 Handi Quilter Capri machines are provided for your use in Festival classes.
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.
SKILL LEVEL, SUPPLY LISTS AND MUCH MORE
Click on the “Learn More:” button found after each class listing to find the Skill Level, Type of Class, Machines Provided, and if Advance Preparation is required for that class. A link to the supply list is also found on this page.
3-HOUR, $53; 6-HOUR, $93
Class fee includes electric & audio visual costs.
sewing machine class fees
3-HOUR, $63; 6-HOUR, $103
HQ Capri class fees
3-HOUR, $83; 6-HOUR, $143
4-HOUR, $99 (24 student max-2 persons per machine).
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 on the “Learn More” page. This is not a fee to rent a cutting mat.
Classroom Aids provide help for Festival teachers by taking roll, passing out materials in class, and running limited errands. To be selected as a Classroom Aid, you must first enroll for that particular class and then respond to the link provided in your confirmation email. The first to respond will be chosen as the Classroom Aid and will receive a Classroom Aid acceptance email closer to the show.
You will receive an International Quilt Festival Classroom Aid pin of your choice at the conclusion of your class & duties. Check the sign outside the Education Office or at the enrollment area to see if a Classroom Aid is still needed for your class and sign up in the Education Office, room 203C.
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
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
Be prepared for class. The Supply List for classes is available thru a link listed directly after the class description to either a PDF supplied by the teacher or to the teacher’s website. Bring all listed supplies for each of your classes. Do NOT bring your own iron or sewing machine to class. If needed for your class, they will be supplied. Instructor’s permission is needed for photographing or taping a class or class project.
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!
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