2017 MQ Quilt Show and Conference

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  Refund Policy

Refund Policy
Cancellation of Pre-Show Registration: Refunds will be according to the following schedule
On or before Saturday, March 11, 2017: 75% of all fees for classes, lectures and special events will be refunded. No refund of registration fee or optional cancellation insurance.
Sunday, March 12 through Saturday, April 8, 2017: 50% of all fees for classes, lectures and special events will be refunded. No refund of registration fee or optional cancellation insurance.
Sunday, April 9 through Thursday, May 25, 2017: No refunds unless cancellation insurance has been purchased.
Cancellation insurance expires at end of the day, Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 12:00 (midnight).

  Classes

All fees for kits and class handouts are payable to the instructor at class time unless otherwise noted in the supply list.


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  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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    Wednesday AM Classes

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    W15A: How Am I Supposed to Quilt That?  (W15A)
    Teacher: Karen McTavish
    Class Length: Half Day Wednesday (morning)
    Skill Level: All
    $80 member / $95 non-member
    This quilting design class is all about figuring out what quilting designs should go on your quilt top! Bring 2 unquilted finished quilt tops to class that you feel challenged by along with paper and pen and we will discuss all the different ways to quilt the quilt. This class is loaded with inspiration and creativity
    No sewing machine required.
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    Wednesday Day Classes

    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    W06D: Sukiyaki  (W06D)
    Teacher: Pam Goecke Dinndorf
    Class Length: Full Day Wednesday
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Template pieced triangles, diamonds, and trapezoids pieced in blocks that look like the traditional Wagon Wheel, but these are laid out to create a subtle chain that wanders throughout a scrappy quilt.
    Sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Required pattern: "Sukiyaki" $12.00. Purchase from website.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    W07D: Improvisational Quilting  (W07D)
    Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
    Class Length: Full Day Wednesday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Improvisational quiltmaking is like sewing without a net – you decide what you want to make, instead of following a pattern. Students learn how to make decisions and embrace the unexpected as you work on your own unique quilt. Class focuses on color and design. Students cut with and without a ruler. All sewing is done on the machine. Applique can also be added. Sewing machine required.
    Sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Recommended book: "Piecing the Piece O' Cake Way".
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    W08D: Collage  (W08D)
    Teacher: Laura Heine
    Class Length: Full Day Wednesday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Laura's patterns feature her popular collage technique! Learn all about fabric selection, and how to use colors and textures for a unique look. Visit her website www.fiberworks-heine.com to select and purchase your fabric collage pattern and kit prior to class (look under collage kits as not all patterns have a kit). Kit with pattern is required for class.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Required pattern. Choose "Emerson" kit and pattern ($95) or "Purrfect" kit and pattern ($87).
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    W09D: Thread Art  (W09D)
    Teacher: Lola Jenkins
    Class Length: Full Day Wednesday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    When you mix quilting with art you get Thread Art.  This is a great class for those who want to explore an innovative way to make beautiful art quilts but have little or no experience with quilting.  The techniques the students will learn can be used to produce an art quilt of anything (person, place, or thing). Students will learn how to design and stitch out a whole cloth art quilt using thread and colored pencils as the medium.  Creating their own landscape, portrait, or still-life art quilt seems intimidating to most.  Lola has taken the fear out of the process using her seven step approach.   Students will leave with a completed 11 x 17 thread art quilt.
    Sewing machine required.
    Pfaff sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Required kit $20. Includes fabric, batting, notes, pattern, 90/14 topstitch needle.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    W10D: Thread Stitch Sampler  (W10D)
    Teacher: Lori Kennedy
    Class Length: Full Day Wednesday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Choosing the right thread is as important as choosing the right fabric for quilting. Learn all about threads: fibers, weights, twists and how to de-code the spool label as you stitch the adorable Thread Sampler. It's the perfect wall hanging for your sewing room and will help you choose the right thread for your next quilt!
    Sewing machine required.
    Bernina sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Supply fee $5 covers instructors notes and thread, payable to instructor at class; recommended book Machine Quilting 1-2-3 can be purchased at class.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    W11D: FourPlay Fun  (W11D)
    Teacher: Mary Elizabeth Kinch
    Class Length: Full Day Wednesday
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Create a spectacular family heirloom as you make four-patches with wild abandon and experience small block piecing at its most addictive! Learn about the necessity of uninhibited and unapologetic fabric combinations, accurate seam allowances, working with small pieces, batchwork patchwork and the chaos theory of quilting. This stash-busting project is perfect for machine stitching or hand piecing.
    Sewing machine required.
    Janome sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Book Small Pieces Spectacular Quilts required; can be purchased prior to the class or from the instructor for $26.99 (cash or check only); contact the instructor in advance if you are purchasing the book from her.
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    Fee  Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    W12D: Beginning Landscape  (W12D)
    Teacher: Bonnie Langenfeld
    Class Length: Full Day Wednesday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    In this six hour class learn how to use simple perspective, art principles, fabric choices, and stitches to make realistic landscapes. Each student is free to choose their fabric and picture arrangement.
    Sewing machine required.
    Elna sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Required kit: $15. Can be purchased from instructor at class.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    W16D: Art and Stitch - Thread Art  (W16D)
    Teacher: Kari Schell
    Class Length: Full Day Wednesday
    Skill Level: Beginner
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Kari is a certified Art and Stitch™ instructor. Art and Stitch is five programs in one: vector based drawing, digitizing, editing/customizing, conversion and layout software. The software is used to create quilting and embroidery designs for both long arm and embroidery machines. Learn how to create designs or modify existing ones and then digitize and convert those designs into file formats suitable for your machines. A trial version of Art and Stitch™ is available to install on your laptop before class. Purchase of program not required to participate in class.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Required: Trial version of Art and Stitch™ loaded onto a laptop; $5 class fee for instructors notes.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    W17D: Back Pack  (W17D)
    Teacher: Annie Unrein
    Class Length: Full Day Wednesday
    Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Learn how to make one of two fully functional backpacks in this all day class with Annie Unrein. Choose the travel-friendly "Back at Ya" mini backpack purse or the larger, stylish "Got Your Back" backpack with plenty of pockets. Pattern and finishing kit must be purchased from byAnnie.com before class. $30 kit fee includes hardware, strapping and zippers.
    Sewing machine required.
    Baby Lock sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Required pattern and kit. Purchase before class from byAnnie.com. $30 kit fee include hardware strappings, and zippers.
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    Wednesday-Thursday Classes

    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    (Thursday, June 8, 2017)
    W01T: Animal Portrait  (W01T)
    Teacher: Barbara Yates Beasley
    Class Length: Two Days, Wednesday-Thursday
    Skill Level: All
    $200 member / $215 non-member
    Learn how Barbara Beasley brings animals to life using a low-tech pattern design technique and raw-edged applique. This two day workshop will teach you how to see the details and values in a favorite animal photograph of your choosing. Her techniques transform photos into sketches and sketches into fabric collage art quilts. Special attention is paid to creating lifelike eyes that demand notice. One color flows into the next creating unforgettable images. Quilting adds details and textures. Bring your photograph and a few basic supplies and by the end of the day you will be well on your way to creating your own work of art.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: $15 supply fee payable to instructor.
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    Wednesday PM Classes

    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    W15P: Long Arm McTavishing  (W15P)
    Teacher: Karen McTavish
    Class Length: Half Day Wednesday (afternoon)
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $100 member / $115 non-member
    In the "McTavishing" class you will learn the machine quilting technique for which Karen is well-known. She describes the flowing designs as Wonder Woman hair. In class you will use some great tricks and tips to achieving your own style of background filler that is uniquely your own. This is a hands on class where two students will share a machine with two heads.
    No sewing machine required.
    APQS sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Class fee: $20. Includes fabric batting, thread and marking tools.
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  • Thursday, June 8, 2017
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    Thursday AM Classes

    6:30 AM  -  7:30 AM
    T02A: Yoga for Quilters  (T02A)
    Teacher: Michelle Cartier
    Class Length: 1-Hour Mini-Class Thursday
    Skill Level: All
    $15 member / $20 non-member
    This class will get your day off to a great start with a series of mindful movement poses, gentle yoga postures, and calming breathing practices. Attention to ergonomic movements for quilters to relieve tension in wrists, neck, and shoulders. The gentle yoga flow class is suitable for all levels, whether you participate on a mat or in a chair. Suitable for all skill levels. Bring a yoga mat, if you have one (instructor will have a few available in class), water bottle, towel. Wear comfortable clothing.
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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    T11A: Letting Go (String Piecing)  (T11A)
    Teacher: Mary Elizabeth Kinch
    Class Length: Half Day Thursday (morning)
    Skill Level: All
    $50 member / $65 non-member
    Let go of your inner art director and fire the quilt police as you go with the flow and learn relaxing string piecing. Your quilting life will change as you embrace the chaos theory of quilting, set design parameters and study proportion and scale. The potential and inventiveness of foundationless string piecing will be revealed and you will see those tiny strips in your stash in a whole new light.
    Sewing machine required.
    Janome sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Book Small Pieces Spectacular Quilts required; can be purchased prior to the class or from the instructor for $26.99 (cash or check only); contact the instructor in advance if you are purchasing the book from her.
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    Fee  Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    T13A: Snow and Ice Fabric Dyeing  (T13A)
    Teacher: Cindy Lohbeck
    Class Length: Half Day Thursday (morning)
    Skill Level: All
    $45 member / $60 non-member
    Snow and Ice Dyeing is all the rage in fabric dyeing circles! Come and see what all the fuss is about in this fun and exciting hands-on class. Learn the tips and tricks to get the brightest, clearest crystallized images on your collection of beautiful, unique Snow and Ice Dyed fabrics! Choose from five color palettes: Gardens, Meadows, Playgrounds, Vineyards, and Mountains after seeing samples of each in class.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Kit fee: $60. Includes 3 yards high quality "PFD" fabric, 3 colors dye, measuring cup, funnel and squeeze bottles, gloves and dust mask, textile detergent, and the amazing "Flexi-Net" suspension system.
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    Thursday Day Classes

    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    T03D: Half Scrap Quilts - Summer Carnival  (T03D)
    Teacher: Mickey Depre
    Class Length: Full Day Thursday
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Half-Scrap Quilts are made with a few consistent fabrics and a whole mess of scraps. Class is filled with color/fabric choice exercises, tips and tricks for using specialty rulers/tools, and all kinds of fun. So, grab a bag of scraps and fat quarters and learn ways to make quilt blocks sing. Students will complete multiple quilt blocks during class and receive a bonus table runner pattern based off each full quilt pattern.
    Sewing machine required.
    Pfaff sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Required book: "Half Scrap". Can be purchased from teacher for $20.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    T05D: Stripology Squared  (T05D)
    Teacher: Gudrun Erla
    Class Length: Full Day Thursday
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Strip piecing is a technique that can save a lot of time when working with complex blocks. Instead of using templates, fabric is cut into strips and sewn into sets that are then cut and recombined to form the blocks. In the morning session students will learn five different strip piecing techniques from the book Stripology Squared and try out a few blocks. You will then pick out one project to work on for the balance of the class to hone the skills you learned in the morning. By the time the class is over you will be well on your way to creating a beautiful quilt.
    Sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Required book: "Stripology Squared". Purchase from instructor for $25.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    T06D: Fronds  (T06D)
    Teacher: Pam Goecke Dinndorf
    Class Length: Full Day Thursday
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    A classic, traditional paper-pieced pattern for a 48 x 64 inch quilt that is laid out with a very contemporary, modern touch.
    Sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Pattern fee: $12.00 for "Fronds" pattern. Purchase from website.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    T07D: Backyard Birds  (T07D)
    Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
    Class Length: Full Day Thursday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Who can resist a perky bird! This needle turn hand applique class focuses on the invisible stitch, outer points, curves and more. Learn the Piece O' Cake Way of applique from the expert and you will be able to applique anything. No sewing machine required.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Recommended book: "Backyard Birds".
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    T09D: Fantasy Collage  (T09D)
    Teacher: Lola Jenkins
    Class Length: Full Day Thursday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Creating a landscape or abstract art quilt is intimidating to most. You can take the fear out of the process by taking Lola's class, for which you don't go through the traditional steps of choosing a picture and making a pattern. Instead, Lola will teach you how to tap into your childhood imagination and creativity to make spectacular fantasy landscape collages. Using a variety of printed fabrics she will teach you how to choose nature elements to include in your collage. In addition you will learn how to use a number of different products that Lola uses in your work. Most students will leave with a completed 11 x 17 inch fantasy landscape collage. No sewing machine required. Skill level: All
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Required Kit $20. Includes fabric, batting, notes, pattern, 90/14 topstitch needle.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    T10D: Border Sampler  (T10D)
    Teacher: Lori Kennedy
    Class Length: Full Day Thursday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Add charm and interest to your next quilt with a variety of border motifs. Try leaves for a traditional quilt, Spirals and Dots for a whimsical design, or any of the geometric motifs for a Modern quilt. There's a border for every style combined in this gorgeous whole cloth wall hanging. We'll discuss thread choices and learn how to doodle our way to better quilting!
    Sewing machine required.
    Bernina sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Supply fee $5 covers instructors notes and thread, payable to instructor at class; recommen-ded book Machine Quilting 1-2-3 can be purchased at class.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    T16D: Mystery Quilt  (T16D)
    Teacher: Kari Schell
    Class Length: Full Day Thursday
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    If you love the adventure of a good mystery, then join Kari as she helps you unravel the clues to make this quilt. Along the way she will give you tips for more accurate measuring, piecing and suggestions for completing the project.
    Sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Pattern Fee: $10
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    T17D: Yoga Bag  (T17D)
    Teacher: Annie Unrein
    Class Length: Full Day Thursday
    Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Let Annie Unrein show you how to make a practical, durable and attractive bag to carry your yoga and fitness gear. Roomy enough for a mat, yoga rug, clothes, and water bottle, the bag has plenty of space for your cell phone, keys, identification, iPod, cosmetics, and more. Pattern, it and supplies purchase from byAnnie.com required before class to complete required prep work. $30 kit fee includes hardware, strapping and zippers.
    Sewing machine required.
    Baby Lock sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Required pattern and kit. Purchase required before class from byAnnie.com. $30 kit fee include hardware strappings, and zippers.
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    Thursday-Friday Classes

    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    T04T: Introduction to Quilt Judging Seminar  (T04T)
    Teacher: Kate Eelkema/Lorraine Covington
    Class Length: Two Days, Thursday-Friday
    Skill Level: All
    $200 member / $215 non-member
    This seminar is a comprehensive introduction to the judging process and would be useful to anyone wanting more detailed information about quilt judging, organizing or working in a judging room, or interested in finding out how to identify an award winning quilt. Show organizers, teachers, potential judges, and quilt makers interested in improving their quilt making skills will find this workshop educational and enlightening. Skill level: All
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: $15 supply fee payable to instructor.
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    Fee  Optional 
     

    Thursday PM Classes

    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    T12P: Mini Landscape Stitch Sampler  (T12P)
    Teacher: Bonnie Langenfeld
    Class Length: Half Day Thursday (afternoon)
    Skill Level: All
    $45 member / $60 non-member
    This four hour class is a sampler of machine stitching techniques where you will learn the basics of machine set-up and stitching, choosing fabrics, and using adhesives, threads and stabilizers. Work according to samples provided by the instructor to make realistic rocks, trees, grasses, flowers, water and more, assembling them into a reference booklet. Students must be comfortable dropping their machine's feed dogs and using a free motion or darning foot.
    Sewing machine required.
    Elna sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Kit fee: $10 payable to instructor in class.
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    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    T13P: 24 Step Color Gradation  (T13P)
    Teacher: Cindy Lohbeck
    Class Length: Half Day Thursday (afternoon)
    Skill Level: All
    $45 member / $60 non-member
    Master the art of mixing a 24-color gradation out of 3 packets of dye! In this class we will cover the basics of hand dyeing fabric and learn to take the color wheel beyond primary, secondary and tertiary colors. You will dye your own 24 fat quarter (6 yard) collection of high quality hand dyed fabric in just a few hours! Three Color Collections to choose from!
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Kit fee: $75. Includes 6 yards "pfd" fabric, dye, fixatives, dye tubs, mixing jar, measuring cup and spoon, gloves, dust mask, textile detergent and full instruction sheet.
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    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    T15P: Quilting Modern Mini-Class  (T15P)
    Teacher: Karen McTavish
    Class Length: 1-Hour Mini-Class Thursday
    Skill Level: Confident Beginner
    $25 member / $40 non-member
    This is a one hour lecture all about machine quilting and modern quilts. Come see how quilts are quilted using modern machine quilting designs. This class is for the confident beginning modern quilter. See new quilting ideas and get inspired.
    No sewing machine required.
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    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    T15P2: Machine Quilting AMA (Ask Me Anything") Mini-Class  (T15P2)
    Teacher: Karen McTavish
    Class Length: 1-Hour Mini-Class Thursday
    Skill Level: All
    $25 member / $40 non-member
    This is an informal one hour lecture/demo where you get to run the class. Have you ever wondered how to do a quilting technique but were afraid to ask? Do you have questions about machines, thread, batting, creativity or quilt shows? Now is your chance to AMA! Bring a list of quilting related questions and get them answered. We will cover anything related to quilting no matter what kind of quilting you do: computerized, long arm, domestic or hand quilting.
    No sewing machine required.
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    Thursday Evening Classes

    6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    T05E: Stripology  (T05E)
    Teacher: Gudrun Erla
    Class Length: Half Day Thursday (evening)
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $45 member / $60 non-member
    Using the book Stripology and the Creative Grids Stripology ruler you will learn how to cut strips and scraps fast and efficiently, sew them into strip sets and then construct blocks for a table runner, crib or mini quilt pattern called Strip Ribbons or Strips and Salsa. You will learn the methods for both techniques and finish up with one of the projects.
    Sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Required book: "Stripology". Purchase from instructor for $16.
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    6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    T16E: Intro to Easy Draw  (T16E)
    Teacher: Kari Schell
    Class Length: Half Day Thursday (evening)
    Skill Level: All
    $40 member / $55 non-member
    This class will focus on how to "read a block" and then come up with the most efficient way to draft it with Electric Quilt. The blocks are those that can be done in a "grid" format – just like drawing with a pencil and graph paper. Within Electric Quilt these blocks are drafted in Easy Draw. Then you can generate rotary cutting instructions, foundation patterns for paper piecing and modify the sizes of the blocks. Requires EQ7 installed on a laptop.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Required: laptop with EQ7 installed.
    Prerequisite: Previous experience with EQ7
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    6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    T17E: Project Bag  (T17E)
    Teacher: Annie Unrein
    Class Length: Half Day Thursday (evening)
    Skill Level: All
    $45 member / $60 non-member
    Great for organizing everything you need, this handy project bag comes in four sizes from small (perfectly sized for rotary cutter, scissors, thread and other small items) to extra-large (big enough for transporting 15 inch blocks and a 15" ruler). In this class you will make a medium size bag that is big enough to hold sewing patterns and tuck in the side of a sewing machine case. $20 kit fee includes pattern and all related supplies except fabric for a medium size bag. Order pattern, kit and supplies prior to class from byAnnie.com
    Sewing machine required.
    Baby Lock sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: $20 kit fee includes pattern and all supplies, except fabric, for one medium project bag
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  • Friday, June 9, 2017
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    Friday AM Classes

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    F07A: Blowin' in the Wind  (F07A)
    Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
    Class Length: Half Day Friday (morning)
    Skill Level: All
    $50 member / $65 non-member
    Learn the hand applique techniques that will help you sew better. In addition to easy template making and how to achieve accurate placement for your pieces, you will perfect your invisible applique stitch. Techniques include pieced leaves, cutaway applique, outer points and the invisible stitch. The block pattern is provided in class. No sewing machine required.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Recommended book: "Best Ever Applique Sampler".
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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    F15A: Long Arm Hands On Modern Quilt  (F15A)
    Teacher: Karen McTavish
    Class Length: Half Day Friday (morning)
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $100 member / $115 non-member
    Modern Quilting isn't just about straight lines. Like most genres in quilting, there is a style to your individual quilting voice using modern and plain fabrics. In this class we will cover many unique quilting designs that work with today's modern fabrics. We will cover the difference between traditional quilting and modern quilting-and master some of these designs on the long arm. This is a hands on class where two students will share a machine with two heads.
    No sewing machine required.
    APQS sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Class fee: $20. Includes fabric batting, thread and marking tools.
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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    F16A: EQ – T-shirt Quilt  (F16A)
    Teacher: Kari Schell
    Class Length: Half Day Friday (morning)
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $45 member / $60 non-member
    Kari will teach you to use the block drawing and custom set functions of Electric Quilt to make a memorable T-shirt quilt that lets you incorporate different size pieces as blocks into your memory quilt. Requires EQ7 installed on a laptop.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Supply kit $5 payable to instructor. Requires EQ7 installed on laptop.
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    Friday Day Classes

    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    F03D: Pieced Hexies Buffet  (F03D)
    Teacher: Mickey Depre
    Class Length: Full Day Friday
    Skill Level: Beginner; some knowledge of English paper piecing will be helpful.
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Learn how to take the hexie to a whole new level. Pieced hexies patterns for the Tumbler, Jacks, and Sparkle hexies will be taught. Discover the magic of piecing hexagons (hexies) by machine and then joining hexies by hand with tips and tricks to make this process successful. This simple method allows very creative fabric use. Workshop covers basic methods of construction. Students leave with three new design samples and their imagination running wild.
    Sewing machine required.
    Pfaff sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Required book: "Pieced Hexies". Can be purchased from teacher for $18.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    F05D: Strip Your Stash  (F05D)
    Teacher: Gudrun Erla
    Class Length: Full Day Friday
    Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    In this class you will choose one of two projects for multi-size quilts (Bob and Weave or Square Dance) from the book Strip Your Stash. The quilts work up into crib, lap, full or queen sizes. You will be well on your way to having a completed quilt by the time you finish the class.
    Sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Required book: "Strip Your Stash". Purchase from instructor for $25.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    F06D: Ka-Pow  (F06D)
    Teacher: Pam Goecke Dinndorf
    Class Length: Full Day Friday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    This impressive quilt looks paper pieced. It is actually improvisationally pieced. Learn a simple method to create a quilt where every block is unique. Depending on fabric selections, blocks can mimic explosions, roses and other wonderful surprises.
    Sewing machine required.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    F09D: Portrait Collage  (F09D)
    Teacher: Lola Jenkins
    Class Length: Full Day Friday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Students will be making a beautiful 11x17 portrait collage quilt using Lola's raw edge appliqué techniques. You will be given information on how to turn a photo into a simple line drawing using a software editing program and will then learn to turn the line drawing into a beautiful portrait collage quilt. You will learn how to choose the right photo, select fabrics, understand the importance of value, use the appliqué pressing sheet and learn to choose the right fusible product for the job. A variety of other products will be discussed and demonstrated that can be used to enhance your portrait. You will use the instructor's pattern to complete the portrait collage wall hanging. You will not need a sewing machine but will be given the information on various sewing techniques that can be used to finish the project. You will be taught a specific quiltmaking technique that can be followed like a recipe. Optional kit includes all fabric to make the portrait, pattern, fusible and instructor's notes.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Optional kit $20. See supply list for details.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    F10D: Sailboat Sampler  (F10D)
    Teacher: Lori Kennedy
    Class Length: Full Day Friday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Whether you love the sea or prefer the land, there's a motif for everyone in the lovely Sailboat Sampler. Learn how to mark a quilt, space motifs and how to combine patterns for the best quilt design as you stitch Fish, Sailboats, Sun, Stars and more in this adorable wall hanging.
    Sewing machine required.
    Bernina sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Supply fee $5 covers instructors notes and thread, payable to instructor at class; recommen-ded book Machine Quilting 1-2-3 can be purchased at class.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    F11D: Small Quilts, Small Pieces  (F11D)
    Teacher: Mary Elizabeth Kinch
    Class Length: Full Day Friday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Do you want to try your hand at small pieces but not a full-size quilt? So many ideas, so little time? Small quilts are perfect for exploring small pieces, exciting colour combinations and new settings, while enjoying faster results. Learn about accurate seam allowances, the chaos theory of quilting, helpful tips and tools for success. Make more than one and start your own Small Quilt Wall of Fame!
    Sewing machine required.
    Janome sewing machine provided.
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    Fee  Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    F12D: Old World Window  (F12D)
    Teacher: Bonnie Langenfeld
    Class Length: Full Day Friday
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Do you love windows? In this six-hour class you will learn how to make a window look set in to the wall and how to imbue the shutters, the mullions and the wall with dimension and texture — all with raw edge appliqué and thread painting. You will also learn the easy way to make shadows, curtains and a reflection in the window. The finishing touch is a lush flower. Students must be comfortable dropping their machine's feed dogs and using a free motion or darning foot.
    Sewing machine required.
    Elna sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Kit fee: $20 payable to instructor in class.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    F13D: Frozen-Advanced Snow and Ice F  (F13D)
    Teacher: Cindy Lohbeck
    Class Length: Full Day Friday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Kick up your hand dyed fabric collection in this fun filled mash up of shibori, tie-dye and snow & ice dyeing. Fold, pleat and tie your way through 6 different one yard pieces in this highly rewarding fabric dyeing class. Create one of a kind coordinating collection of fabrics that will include Mandalas, Chevrons and Ikat Stripes!
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Kit fee: $100. Includes 6 yards high quality "PFD" fabric, 3 colors dye, measuring cup, funnel and squeeze bottles, gloves and dust mask, textile detergent, and the amazing "Flexi-Net" suspension system.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    F17D: Travel Essentials  (F17D)
    Teacher: Annie Unrein
    Class Length: Full Day Friday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    In this class you will make a handy set that includes a hanging organizer and a flat iron sleeve perfect for travel or as a carrying case for transporting sewing supplies and projects to classes. You can use the flat iron sleeve to house your mini iron or rotary cutters. The organizer measures 12" x 27" when open and folds to a compact 12" x 9" x 3" for storage. Three see-through pockets make everything easy to find. A deep zippered pocket on the bottom is perfect for bottles, tubes, and larger items. Features include a comfortable padded handle and optional detachable carrying strap, which can be adjusted for comfortable carrying over the shoulder. Pattern purchase from byAnnie.com required to complete prep work on the supply list. Kit fee includes vinyl, mesh, hardware, strapping and zippers.
    Sewing machine required.
    Baby Lock sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Required pattern and kit. Purchase required before class to complete prep work. $40 kit fee include vinyl, mesh, hardware, strappings, and zippers.
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    Friday PM Classes

    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    F07P: Practical Color for Quilters  (F07P)
    Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
    Class Length: Half Day Friday (afternoon)
    Skill Level: All
    $50 member / $65 non-member
    You love color, but you have trouble deciding which colors to use in your quilt. If this sounds familiar, this is the class for you! Students will leave workshop with practical, easy-to-understand strategies that allow you to confidently choose colors for your quilts. This is a fun, no-sew class where you get to try out new color combinations on pieced blocks by gluing fabric to paper. No sewing machine required.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Recommended Book: "The Quilters Practical Guide to Color".
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    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    F15P: Long Arm Heirloom Machine Quilting  (F15P)
    Teacher: Karen McTavish
    Class Length: Half Day Friday (afternoon)
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $100 member / $115 non-member
    Heirloom machine quilting is a more traditional style of quilting that includes stitch in the ditch, stencils, original designs and traditional background fillers with motifs. In this class we will be using marking tools and stencils so everyone can create a mini wholecloth quilt to take with them at the end of the class. This is a hands on class where two students will share a machine with two heads.
    No sewing machine required.
    APQS sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Class fee: $20. Includes fabric batting, thread and marking tools.
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    Saturday AM Classes

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    S07A: Stitch it in Wool: Texas Tulips  (S07A)
    Teacher: Becky Goldsmith
    Class Length: Half Day Saturday (morning)
    Skill Level: All
    $50 member / $65 non-member
    Wool applique is fast and fun. You are going to love it! Learn how to make templates and a placement overlay, and how to fuse (or glue) and stitch your wool applique shapes in to place. Master the buttonhole stitch and how to successfully turn corners at peaks and valleys. Learn the basics of needle turn hand applique: the invisible stitch, outer points, inner points, and curves. Once you have mastered these techniques, you can appliques anything! No sewing machine required.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Recommended book: "Wool Applique The Piece O' Cake Way".
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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    S13A: Pole Dancing-Arashi Shibori Dyeing  (S13A)
    Teacher: Cindy Lohbeck
    Class Length: Half Day Saturday (morning)
    Skill Level: All
    $45 member / $60 non-member
    We will take a modern approach to an ancient art, we will twist, wrap and pleat fabric around 3 different sized poles to create a stunning collection of 12 different patterns. We will also explore the concepts of thin and thick fiber reactive dye, and learn to make "dye-paint".
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Kit fee: $80: Includes 3 yards high quality "pfd" fabric, 4", 3 1/2" and 3" Lightweight acrylic poles, Squirt bottle and funnel, Fiber Reactive Indigo Dye, all fixatives and detergents, Paint Brush, Twine.
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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    S15A: Long Arm Victorian Feathers  (S15A)
    Teacher: Karen McTavish
    Class Length: Half Day Saturday (morning)
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $100 member / $115 non-member
    In this feathering class Karen will teach you a very simple and continuous machine quilting technique for creating beautiful quilted "feathers". There is very little marking of the quilt top and the work goes very fast. You will not feel intimidated by feathers again. This is a hands on class where two students will share a machine with two heads.
    No sewing machine required.
    APQS sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Class fee: $20. Includes fabric batting, thread and marking tools.
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    Saturday Day Classes

    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    S03D: Happy Quilt  (S03D)
    Teacher: Mickey Depre
    Class Length: Full Day Saturday
    Skill Level: Beginner
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    The Happy Quilt was created when Mickey was playing with 1.5" strips, some much loved fabric scraps and some plaids. The pattern is perfect for showcasing conversation prints. Drop these blocks into the center of your improvisational Log Cabin blocks and the outside edge setting triangles for just the right touch. Fill the Random Nine patch blocks with a color theme or texture that you love and make this pattern your own.
    Sewing machine required.
    Pfaff sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Pattern required. Purchase from instructor for $8.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    S05D: Mastering "Quilt as You Go"  (S05D)
    Teacher: Gudrun Erla
    Class Length: Full Day Saturday
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Work on a project that teaches all the different methods and variations of quilt as you go. We will cover method basics, tools and supplies, sew by numbers, triangle tricks and curve illusions. In the afternoon students work on either the Sunburst Table Topper or Rolling Barrels Runner from the Fast and Furious Home book by Gudrun Erla.
    Sewing machine required.
    Elna sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Book and kit required: "Fast and Furious Home" puchase from instructor for $40.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    S10D: Background Fills Sampler  (S10D)
    Teacher: Lori Kennedy
    Class Length: Full Day Saturday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Whether you are stitching the background for an appliqué quilt or an edge to edge design on a pieced quilt, background fills are the mainstay of the machine quilter's workbasket. Learn a variety of fills from Modern to Traditional while stitching a beautiful whole cloth wall hanging or "vase quilt". We will learn how to change the size or scale of a motif to create more impact on larger quilts and review a variety of marking tools.
    Sewing machine required.
    Bernina sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Supply fee $5 covers instructors notes and thread, payable to instructor at class; recommen-ded book Machine Quilting 1-2-3 can be purchased at class.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    S11D: Pumpkin Peel  (S11D)
    Teacher: Mary Elizabeth Kinch
    Class Length: Full Day Saturday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Enjoy blocks that are perfect every time, no matter how small the pieces you are working with. Learn about materials used for foundations, helpful tips for construction and appliqué techniques for completing your top. Warning - no Twelve Step program available - addiction guaranteed!
    Sewing machine required.
    Janome sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Kit fee, $5. Required book: Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts. Please contact instructor in advance if you want to buy the required book.
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    Fee  Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    S16D: Intro to EQ7  (S16D)
    Teacher: Kari Schell
    Class Length: Full Day Saturday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    This class will cover basic navigation of the software, creating a new project, using the libraries, using Quick Quilts for fast projects, adding borders, coloring tools/fabrics, creating quilt labels and printing quilts, blocks, fabric yardage estimates, rotary cutting and foundation patterns.  By the end of class you will be comfortable working with the program and be able to explore additional features on your own. Users of all levels are welcome, with special emphasis on beginners.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Required: laptop with EQ7 installed.
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    8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
    S17D: Bon Voyage  (S17D)
    Teacher: Annie Unrein
    Class Length: Full Day Saturday
    Skill Level: All
    $70 member / $85 non-member
    Make this classy tote and project bag for cruising the high seas or your local boulevard! The tote features two outer slip pockets for quick access to keys, cellphone and more. Three inner slip pockets and a hanging pocket provide secure storage for a wallet, glasses and personal items. An easy to install zipper falls flat against the bag. The removable see through zippered project bag is perfect for keeping supplies easy to find and access. Pattern purchase from byAnnie.com before class required to complete prep work on supply list.
    Sewing machine required.
    Baby Lock sewing machine provided.
    Additional Info: Pattern purchase required before class to complete prep work on supply list.
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    Saturday PM Classes

    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    S13P: Itajime Shibori Dyeing  (S13P)
    Teacher: Cindy Lohbeck
    Class Length: Half Day Saturday (afternoon)
    Skill Level: All
    $45 member / $60 non-member
    Learn a contemporary take on a traditional dye technique. This class is a quick and fun study of traditional Itajime Shibori or "shaped resist dyeing" using modern tools, folding methods, and fiber reactive indigo dye. Each student will be provided with all of the fabric and dye as well as 12 sets of reusable shaped resist templates necessary to put their own unique twist on a 3 yd. collection of Itajime Shibori fabrics. In this class, we will study the use of light and dark concentrates of dye.
    No sewing machine required.
    Additional Info: Kit fee: $100. Includes fabric, dye and acrylic templates.
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