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300. MASTER CLASS—CREATING WITH DERWENT INKTENSE PENCILS—PAINTING A SIMPLE APPLE
Have you purchased Derwent Inktense pencils and have no idea what to do with them? These pencils are simple even if this is your first venture. First the apple is penciled, then the magic begins when a paint brush and Prince's fantastic fabric medium transforms the penciled apple into a colorful work of art. Join Prince for loads of fun! www.nancyprince.com
302. LECTURE—SIMPLIFIED TWO-FABRIC BARGELLO QUILTS
Ruth Ann Berry
Learn how to design and construct a two-fabric bargello quilt that makes beautiful use of an ombré fabric and a coordinating print. Use minimal measuring and marking to create a fast and fun project with dozens of design possibilities. www.quiltersclinic.com
303. LECTURE—HOW TO WRANGLE YOUR SCRAPS
Fabric scraps, we all have them and they can sometimes overwhelm our studios. Jamieson-Hirst offers suggestions on how to organize, sort, and store your fabric scraps so they'll be ready to use in your next project. Examples of scrap quilt projects will be shown. www.chatterboxquilts.com
305. LECTURE—SYMMETRY & SURPRISE—THE KALEIDOSCOPE AS DESIGN INSPIRATION
11:30 AM-12:20 PM
KALEIDOSCOPE—the very word promises surprise and magic, change and chance. Exploding with visual excitement, a kaleidoscopic design organizes an abundance of color and shape into a complex and coherent whole. Nadelstern showcases some of the forty-five quilts in her KALEIDOSCOPIC series. www.paulanadelstern.com
307. MASTER CLASS—MAKE A COLORPOP QUILT
This is the perfect Improv starter quilt! Pick a color and use free-form/improvisational piecing to create a small quilt top. Learn how to free-cut without a ruler, free-sew straight-line and easy curved seams, work on a design wall, and thoughtfully analyze how your quilt is progressing using a few basic design principles. www.lynnkoolish.com
308. MASTER CLASS—QUILTING FOR SHOW
Ever wonder what makes one quilt a winner over another? Interested in competing with quilts of your own, but unsure where to begin? Vierra will share numerous tricks of the trade to help you produce a competition worthy quilt. Cover everything from what the judges look for to how to take the best pictures to help your quilt get juried into a show. Vierra will also discuss how to decide which quilts are suitable for different shows and how to wade through the paperwork involved in entering each show. Actual judging sheets from shows and a virtual trunk show of award winning quilts will be included. www.quilterontherun.com
310. LECTURE—MAKING TEXTILE PAPER-CREPE POPPIES
See the process of making a quilt from the beginning with a photo, to the very end where the quilt is ready for hanging. Walk through Errea's collage with templates. Choose the fabrics with the guidance of Errea's value technique. Make the fabric shapes, put them together, choose the background, quilt the quilt, and finally, edge the quilt in a professional manner. www.amazingquiltsbygrace.com
312. MASTER CLASS—DIGITAL FABRICS—PAINTING ON THE IPAD
Create digital artwork from sketches, doodles, and paintings! Turn your art into patterns using Procreate to create custom fabrics for your art quilts. Learn how to create a digital brush and a simple freestyle pattern. Bautista will talk about printing and share samples on inkjet fabric sheets, iron-on transfers, and Spoonflower. www.treicdesignsdigitals.com
314. LECTURE—MASTERING BAG HARDWARE
The difference between custom-made and handmade is in the hardware when it comes to bags. Join Damour as she shows how to install metal feet, make adjustable straps, insert wallet frames, and more, in this fun and informative lecture. It's time to kick it up a notch with great looking bags! www.pamdamour.com
316. LECTURE—PAINTING WITH CLOTH
Katie Pasquini Masopust
Pasquini Masopust shows her development from early painting through traditional quilts up to the present contemporary wall quilts including her early Traditional quilts, Mandalas, 3-Dimensional quilts, Isometric quilts, Fractured Landscapes, Ghost Layers and Color Washes, and new more abstract pieces. Includes inspirations, funny stories, mistakes and foul-ups, and design techniques. Q&A session to follow. www.katiepm.com
318. LECTURE—ALL THE SECRETS OF ICE-DYEING
Use ice-dyeing to transform vintage table cloths, runners, and plain natural fiber fabrics into true works of art. The results are nothing short of amazing, using incredible colorways and learning to understand how different fibers and wovens react with this technique. Ice-dyeing allows the powder dye to separate out into an array of colors used to make one shade. Many examples of ice-dyeing results with different fabric contents and weaves will be shown! www.paradisodesigns.com
320. CREATIVE VARIETY FORUM
See what this exciting event is all about! Five artists from the Virtual Quilt Festival faculty will present in this Forum. Each will give a 15-minute digital presentation or a show-and-tell of their particular expertise as they demonstrate their topic listed below. Then spend the last 15-minutes receiving answers to your questions.
Download a booklet consisting of a handout from each presenter. Come away with new ideas, information on products and processes, and lots of enthusiasm.
Teri Hall—Quick Tips for Using Mylar in Appliqué
Mylar has been successfully used for years with machine embroidery to replace metallic threads. Imagine what you can create when you use it to replace some of the fabric in your appliqué projects! www.2manylizards.com
Kim Jamieson-Hirst—Get Out of the Ditch—and Into Free-Motion Quilting
Learn how to push past your fear of free-motion quilting and start your journey with this creative technique. If you're tired of stitching in the ditch and are looking to jump out of it, Jamieson-Hirst will discuss the best first steps to get you free-motion quilting. www.chatterboxquilts.com
Margarita Korioth—Faux Bleached Painted Cloth
Add texture and design to your painted fabric by using a binder and aloe vera gel. When the paint dries, these lighter designs will magically appear and reminisce of bleached patterns in the cloth. This results in a soft fabric ready to be applied to your quilting project. www.margascrafts.blogspot.com
RaNae Merrill—Free-Motion Mastery in 30-Days . . . or 30-Minutes
Learning free-motion quilting can be easy when you practice the right way. Learn a new design in just 30-minutes or master free-motion quilting in 30-days with these simple daily exercises. www.freemotionmasteryinamonth.com
Cecile Whatman—Appliqué with Specialty Fabric
Did you know that you can appliqué with fabrics other than cotton? Try some velvet, silk, burlap, wool, satins, and sheers. Why would you do that? Mixing your texture changes the way the light hits and reflects off the fabric, allowing dimension, depth, and movement; all without any extra work. www.textiletransitions.com.au
322. LECTURE—PREVENTING SEWING-RELATED EYESTRAIN AND UPPER BODY TENSION
How quilters use their eyes and their bodies when sewing can create great tension and strain in the eyes, neck, and back, and often creates a round-shouldered posture. Most of us also spend hours hunched over cell phones, or with the head far forward while we use a computer or read a tablet in bed. Learn strategies to alleviate headaches, eyestrain, and tight muscles, including how to relax and relieve the eyes, when and how to take breaks, proper ergonomic and lighting, stretching and strengthening. www.marybettssinclair.com
324. LECTURE—SO WHAT IS THREAD PAINTING ALL ABOUT?
With 20 plus years of making thread painted quilts and teaching to anyone that will listen, there is a story to tell surrounding Prince's quilts. Prince will demonstrate her thread painting techniques, share some fun and humorous stories, and present a virtual trunk slide show with stories of quilts from her first thread painted quilt to her latest competitive quilt. www.nancyprince.com