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100. MASTER CLASS—MACHINE REVERSE APPLIQUÉ IS FAST AND FUN!
De-mystify with knowledge and skill, finding the FUN and EASE of machine reverse appliqué done the Eye of the Beholder way. See step-by-step demos of Eye of the Beholder's trace, snip, iron, and stitch process for machine reverse appliqué, and get pointers on how to satin stitch like a pro. Learn and see satin stitch techniques to stitch sharp outside points without "x-es", crisp corners and smooth curves with no gaps.
Explore some unique creative possibilities that come with reverse appliqué by machine and discuss why Willingham chose the fusible and stabilizer she uses. There will be lots of opportunity to get your questions answered. Willingham will demonstrate using the Snowflake A block from Eye of the Beholder's Twinkling Flurries Quilt pattern and Fleur de Lis pattern. www.eobquiltdesign.com
102. LECTURE—PLAYING WITH PIXELS—USING IMAGE EDITING APPS TO INSPIRE NEW WORK
Join MJ Kinman as she demonstrates how to use image-editing apps to discover inspiration for new quilt designs. In this lively presentation, she'll use Photoscape, a free online app, to manipulate images of spectacular gems in a myriad of ways, transforming them into intriguing sources of inspiration. www.mjkinman.com
103. LECTURE—AHA! TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS FOR PERFECTING YOUR QUILTING
Aha! is an expression of satisfaction or triumph. It's how Wilhoit feels when she identifies a better technique as she stitches. Wilhoit has been gathering ideas throughout her 40 years as a quilter and will share these tips for precision piecing and for simplifying and improving your quilting. www.carolquilts.com
105. LECTURE—PANEL PALOOZA
11:30 AM-12:20 PM
Journey through how McCheshney works with panels in unique and creative ways. Discover how to work with different styles of panels, where to find design ideas, and how to make the most of those panels you love! www.cedarridgequilting.com
107. MASTER CLASS—STASH BUSTING FASHION PIECING
Do you have a collection of vintage Kimono, treasured cottons, or other fine fabrics, but none large enough to make a complete garment? Take a look at four piecing techniques that will have you designing and sewing up your stash into wearable art garments for today's casual lifestyle. www.fitforartpatterns.com
108. MASTER CLASS—ANIMAL PORTRAITS
LIVE VIEWING ONLY
There is nothing like the expression of unconditional love from your best friend. In this master class you can follow along as Esterita Austin demonstrates how to create an expressive portrait from cotton (or any) fabric. Live Viewing Only. www.esteritaaustin.com
110. LECTURE—MODERN CELTIC—BIAS AND BEYOND
Bias tape is best known in Celtic knotwork or stained glass appliqué, but it has also been discovered and creatively utilized by modern and art quilters. See some incredible quilts where bias tape plays a unique role in their stunning designs. www.scarlettrose.com
112. MASTER CLASS—IMPROV FABRIC MADE EASY
Shannon Roudhán & Jason Bowlsby
Quilters! Let go of pre-made and pre-printed fabrics and start creating your own textiles to use in your projects. Be the envy of everyone in the your guild! If you have a basic machine, random fabric from your stash, and thread, you have what it takes to make Improv FABric. www.shannonandjason.com
114. LECTURE—MAKING NEGATIVE A POSITIVE
Everyone is afraid of negative space and how to quilt it. Let Hauprich share with you her methods for quilting negative space. She has developed a plan through trial and error that enables her to have fun with negative space instead of fearing it. www.stitchbystitchcustomquilting.com
116. LECTURE—COLOR PLAY—CREATE SPARKLE, GLOW, & TRANSPARENCY IN YOUR QUILTS
Over the course of the last 25 years, MJ Kinman has learned a thing or two about how to achieve sparkle, glow, and transparency in her signature gem quilts. Learn how to use value and saturation contrast to bring drama to your work, regardless of your inspiration. www.mjkinman.com
118. LECTURE—USING PAINTED TYVEK IN ART QUILTS
Mailing envelopes could become your new favorite "fabric.".This amazing material can be painted, textured, and manipulated in a myriad of ways to create dimensional embellishments, mimic paper, metal, and much more. Get all the how-to steps plus tons of inspiration to try this distinctive form of up-cycling. www.laurettacrites.com/gallery
120. MASTER CLASS—LAYERS AND LINES—HOW TO CREATE A QUILTING DESIGN
"How do I decide what quilting designs to put where on my quilt?" Merrill will discuss story, personality, layers, contrast, and much more as she explores the answer to that question. Examples from beginners to masters will be shown. www.freemotionmasteryinamonth.com
122. LECTURE—TRAVELING TEXTILE INSPIRATIONS
Once an obsessive traveler and now limited to virtual travel, Walton shares her experiences all over the world and shows how she has been inspired to create beautiful textile art. From thousands of photos to selected snippets of inspiration, you will never look at your travel photos the same way again. www.lisawaltonartist.com
124. FREE EVENT—LECTURE—QUILTS AND QUILT TRIPS
Katie Pasquini Masopust
Not necessarily your normal slide lecture. This one is a combination of slides from Pasquini Masopust's quilting trips, the unusual things she found there, and the beautiful quilts from quilters all over. A more humorous look at the world from a quilter's point of view. www.katiepm.com