Class Schedule

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  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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    Appliqué

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Boro-Style Appliqué  (23501)
    Heritage Ballroom D

    lns18-23501Borrowing stitching styles from other cultures adds texture and interest to our projects. This workshop is about using contemporary floral prints and Japanese Boro-style stitches to make a vase of flowers. Students will compose a floral arrangement and begin stitching it onto a background.

    materialobsession.com.au

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Butterfly Forest Appliqué  (23101-W)
    Heritage Ballroom B

    lns18-23101Join author, designer, and educator Felicia Brenoe for a fun day of butterfly appliqué! In this class, you will increase your mastery of fused raw-edge appliqué as you create a block from Felicia's book, The Quiltmaker's Butterfly Forest. Felicia will share tips and techniques for constructing your blocks and getting neat appliqué stitches on the machine. You will use precut appliqué shapes to create the blocks, and you will finish one or more 18" blocks that you can incorporate into a larger quilt or turn into a pillow or wallhanging.

    feliciasworld.com

    Member: $80                 Retail: $100

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    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Jamestown House Wool Appliqué  (23102-W)
    Chestnut Board Room

    lns18-23102Come to class and have fun appliquéing this cute wool house. Learn how to make templates and a placement overlay, plus how to fuse or glue and stitch your wool appliqué shapes. The pattern for the small quilt is included in the class. You can make it as a stand-alone project or add it to the larger quilt from Becky’s book, Wool Appliqué The Piece O’ Cake Way.

    pieceocake.com

    Member: $88                 Retail: $110

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    Piecing

    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Blooming Feathered Star  (27101-W)
    Hickory AB

    lns18-27101This Feathered Star quilt sparkles with traditional charm. Nancy walks students through step-by-step instructions, with rotary cutting and piecing techniques for making accurate triangle squares. Her methods make short work of this tricky-looking block. This is an ideal class for anyone who wants to improve their piecing skills.

    nancymahoney.com

    Member: $80                 Retail: $100

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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Fun with Leftovers! - Sew a Funky Table Runner  (27502)
    Independence AB

    lns18-27502Learn to sew parallelogram shapes into this fun and funky table runner! Cutting the shapes is easy with Kate’s Braid Template. Kate will cover tips for working with bias edges and how to change the size to suit your table. Works with your leftover strips or your favorite fabric collection.

    seamslikeadream.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Quilting Technology

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Fun with Photos  (29501)
    Conestoga AB

    lns18-29501Imagine planning quilts that incorporate photographs or scanned images right on your computer. In this class, Barb will cover the new EQ8’s powerful graphics and photo editing tools. Learn how scanned pictures or digital camera photos can be incorporated into your block and quilt designs. Use your photo as is, or transform it in numerous fun ways to become a part of your fiber art. The class will also address topics of special interest to students who want to learn more about EQ8.

    quiltingimages.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE

    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Heirloom Feathers and Backgrounds on a Home Machine  (28102-W)
    Federal AB

    lns18-28102Beautiful quilts are all about the details! In this very popular workshop, you will learn how to create beautiful heirloom feathers and detailed backgrounds. You are encouraged to take Cindy’s lessons and run with them—make these designs your own! You will create a sampler of designs on provided Cherrywood fabrics, sandwiched with Hobbs Tuscany wool batting and using Superior® Threads. Topstitch needles are also provided.

    cindyneedham.com

    Member: $80                 Retail: $100

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    Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Mastering the Art of Ruler Work  (28501)
    Heritage Ballroom A

    lns18-28501This class will introduce you to ruler work. We will use a wide range of different rulers, including the new Path Easy, which allows you to do edge-to-edge quilting from the front of your machine and on your sit-down longarm. You will learn which ruler works best for the design and area of the quilt you are tackling, and Sue will share all her tips and tricks on using rulers safely and accurately. If you have ever wondered if rulers are the right tool for your style of quilting, then this is the class for you. Come join this class as we explore and learn to master the art of ruler work.

    suepattenquilts.com

    Member: $100               Retail: $125

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    Lectures

    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Bread and Butter: Beginning Longarming  (22801)
    Heritage Ballroom C

    lns18-22801This lecture is packed full of everyday, real-life quilting designs. Dusty shares all his creative shortcuts to help you perfect easy, unique quilting designs. You are sure to love these designs and come back to them time and time again. You will learn 10+ designs based on two very easy free-motion patterns that will enhance even the simplest of quilts. These innovative designs can add just the right intensity of texture and movement to every quilt top that comes your way. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

    cscountrystitchin.com

    Member: $16                 Retail: $20

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    Piecing

    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Whirlybird Block - A Fun, Wonky Pieced Quilt!  (27501)
    Heritage Ballroom D

    lns18-27501Learn a quick and easy block that will use up those leftover strips and squares. You can choose to make your blocks scrappy or more organized. Grab your favorite leftover strips, or fat eighths (9” x 22”) of your favorite collection, and let’s make some wonky blocks! Get tips on piecing and ideas on different ways to keep that good ¼" seam allowance.

    seamslikeadream.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Quilting Technology

    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Quick Start  (29502)
    Conestoga AB

    lns18-29502Barb will introduce you to the latest version of Electric Quilt software - EQ8 - in a friendly, encouraging, and creative environment. Combine blocks, borders, and virtual fabrics, turning your computer screen into a design wall. Use the latest fabrics, try exciting color combinations, and print blocks, patterns, and yardage quickly. Beginners and users of earlier EQ versions are welcome!

    quiltingimages.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE

    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Machine Quilting on Your Home Machine (First Offering)  (28503)
    Independence AB

    lns18-28503Learn how to free-motion machine quilt on a regular home domestic machine. Mary will share all you need to know about the basics of machine quilting. She will cover setup, skills, and making the right choices. Soon you'll be quilting large quilts with ease! (Note: this is the same as #28509 on Friday.)

    customquiltsunlimited.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM

    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Quick Grid and Go  (28502)
    Heritage Ballroom A

    lns18-28502This class is based on one grid, one travel path and dozens of possible designs. We'll start off with a basic travel path and a simple, everyday Orange Peel quilt design, then transform the path and design to create quick, easy, unique designs that will look great on every style of quilt top. This is the perfect class for all levels of quilters. Come see how stunning and easy your next quilt can be, with nothing more than a grid stencil, a pounce pad, and an endless number of quick and easy quilting designs. Stencils and pounce pad will be supplied for students’ use during class.

    suepattenquilts.com

    Member: $100               Retail: $125

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    Lectures

    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Accidental Designer  (22802)
    Heritage Ballroom C

    lns18-22802Despite growing up in Amish country, Kathy did not find patchwork until after migrating to Australia, becoming a mother, and realizing she needed something to do with her hands! In 2003, she found herself the owner of a patchwork and quilting shop. Material Obsession was born out of a need to create, and Kathy is proud to say that it is a place where creative people come to get busy. The experience of working with quilters in the shop has given her great gifts, both personally and as a designer who loves to share. Since opening the shop, Kathy has become an experienced designer of quilts, written five books, become a fabric designer for FreeSpirit, and she has loved every minute of it. Come hear all about Kathy’s journey! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

    materialobsession.com.au

    Member: $16                 Retail: $20

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    Special Event

    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    All-Star Review  (22201)
    Heritage Ballroom C

    lns18-22201Join us for our ever-popular All-Star Review and learn techniques from this year’s instructors. Each instructor will give a 10-minute demonstration to all participants from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. After 7:30 p.m., meet the instructors and purchase their books, patterns, and tools. You can even get an autograph or two. A booklet with printed handouts is provided to each participant. This event always sells out fast, so hurry and get your tickets today!

    quiltweek.com

    Member: $24                 Retail: $30

    Fee  Optional  Closed 
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
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    Appliqué

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Perfectly Pointy - Needleturn Appliqué  (23503)
    Chestnut Board Room

    lns18-23503Now is the time to master your needleturn hand-appliquéd points! Come to class and learn the secrets to perfect points. This class focuses exclusively on inner and outer points, and you will leave with the confidence to tackle the points that you will find in any appliqué project.

    pieceocake.com

    Member: $56                 Retail: $70

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    Piecing

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Color Splash - Strip Piecing with Curves  (27503)
    Heritage Ballroom B

    lns18-27503Discover how surprisingly simple it is to sew perfect curves using turned-edge appliqué techniques. Class begins with sewing strip blocks, and then Nancy will shift focus to easy invisible machine appliqué techniques. Vibrant colors always get a boost when paired with black and white. Students will have a dazzling quilt whether they pair black-and-white prints with two colors or twenty. Finished quilt size: 58" x 67".

    nancymahoney.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Exquisite Log Cabin Quilts  (27504)
    Federal AB

    lns18-27504In this fun and eye-opening class, you will join quilt book author, designer, and educator Felicia Brenoe and learn how to make accurate and exquisite Log Cabin blocks. Make 4-inch Log Cabin blocks fun and easy. In the world of quilting, small often means difficult, but under Felicia's guidance you will learn how to use foundation paper piecing to make your Log Cabin blocks, with no quarter-inch seam allowances to worry about. By the end of the workshop, you will have mastered the principles of foundation paper piecing and come away with a new level of confidence as well as a few completed blocks.

    feliciasworld.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Modern Wedge - Use Your Stash!  (27104-TH)
    Heritage Ballroom D

    lns18-27104Kathy’s Modern Wedge workshop will reveal how a very versatile tool can be used to make quilts with your stash fabrics! The workshop starts with a discussion on using contemporary fabrics and how to create an interesting, unique mix. Kathy will then show you how to cut and sew with a wedge ruler, and will demonstrate its many applications, supported by lots of different samples. From there, you will assemble a block, using the wedge ruler and any of the possible projects. There are lots of samples to choose from, or you can design your own block. Everyone always loves seeing what others in the class create.

    materialobsession.com.au

    Member: $80                 Retail: $100

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    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Sweet Beets: Piece and Quilt a Vibrant Bed Scarf  (27103-TH)
    Hickory AB

    lns18-27103A bed scarf is a creative way to dress up your bed without having to make a whole quilt. Have fun with half-square triangles and vibrant repeating spirals while making this queen-size bed scarf. Get tips on piecing and different ways to keep that good ¼" seam allowance. Wondering where the name comes from? The design was inspired by Kate’s daughter and her love of chioggia beets! Kate even includes a recipe in the pattern!

    seamslikeadream.com

    Member: $80                 Retail: $100

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    Quilting Technology

    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Beyond Basics  (29101-TH)
    Conestoga AB

    lns18-29101Explore the treasure trove of the new EQ8 block, fabric, layout, embroidery, and photo libraries. Make your own fabric libraries from your scanned or downloaded fabrics. Create modern, free-form settings as well as intricate traditional designs. Try multiple border options. Practice drawing curved and straight lines while making blocks and appliqué shapes. Design quilts that will turn heads and open new pathways for your quiltmaking creativity. A working knowledge of EQ software basics is needed for this class.

    quiltingimages.com

    Member: $80                 Retail: $100

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    Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE

    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Beginning Machine Quilting  (28103-TH)
    Independence AB

    lns18-28103If you REALLY want to learn how to free-motion quilt, join Cindy for this fun, information-packed class, where you will leave with a solid foundational knowledge and rhythm to help you on your way to machine quilting. The entire morning will be spent learning about threads, batting, setting up your workspace, and more. The entire afternoon will be spent learning how to get your special “Humm-Purr” rhythm, which has proven to be the secret to beautiful quilting. Basic freeform feathering instruction will also be provided.

    cindyneedham.com

    Member: $80                 Retail: $100

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    Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM

    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    "Pattented" Tips and Tricks for the True Beginner  (28101-TH)
    Heritage Ballroom A

    lns18-28101After years of longarm quilting, Sue has developed a few skills that she would like to share with beginners. Everyone will get their own longarm to work with for the whole day, so get ready for a fun-filled day of hands-on learning! This class begins by covering the basics: Sue will teach you about mounting and floating, squaring off a quilt so that it is square every time, and choosing the perfect thread, needles, and batting. Then, you will learn how to master free-motion quilting so that no matter what the project is, you'll be saying, "No problem; I can quilt that!" You'll learn about tension, texture, and balance while getting a full day's experience on a longarm machine - no sharing required!

    suepattenquilts.com

    Member: $220               Retail: $275

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    Lectures

    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    "Oh, My Bleeding Heart!" Lisa H. Calle's Four-Year Quilt  (22807)
    Heritage Ballroom C

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    Do you have a project that has you tearing our your hair and questioning your talents, or even your ability to continue with the craft of quilting? You're not alone! Lisa Calle has been right where you are, and she's ready to tell you all about the trials and tribulations she endured while creating her "Four-Year Quilt." Lisa is an award-winning quilter and a proud BERNINA ambassador, and she's here to tell you that "Yes, even professionals struggle with certain pieces of work!" This lecture full of humor and real-life experiences will prove, once and for all, that EVERY quilter has at least one piece that has them saying, "Oh, my bleeding heart!"

    lisahcalle.com

    Member: $16                 Retail: $20

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    Color and Design

    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Practical Color Strategies - Learn Color and Value to Perfect Your Work  (25501)
    Chestnut Board Room

    lns18-25501Do you love color, but have trouble deciding which colors to use in your quilt? If that sounds familiar, then this is the class for you! You will try out new ideas and color combinations by cutting fabric and mocking up blocks in class, learning easy-to-understand strategies that will allow you to confidently choose colors for your quilts.

    pieceocake.com

    Member: $56                 Retail: $70

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    Piecing

    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Granny's Big Block Stars: Piecing a Traditional Beauty  (27511)
    Heritage Ballroom B

    lns18-27511Star blocks, simple appliqué, and yo-yo flowers make this traditional-looking quilt a real beauty. Students will learn how to make the big block stars using Nancy’s quick and easy piecing techniques. Fusible appliqué techniques and tips for making perfect yo-yo flowers are included in the class. If reproduction prints aren’t for you, batik prints on a dark background will make a spectacular, eye-catching quilt. Finished quilt size: 76" x 94".

    nancymahoney.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE

    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Finish Those Projects First! - Quilting on a Home Machine  (28506)
    Federal AB

    lns18-28506Why start a new project when Mary can show you how to finish the ones you already have started? Mary loves to teach others how to quilt their quilts on a domestic sewing machine. In her class, she will give you the confidence to do it yourself. You don’t need to buy an expensive longarm machine or hire someone who has one to quilt your projects. Mary can teach you how to save money and experience the pride of quilting your projects yourself.

    customquiltsunlimited.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Lectures

    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Australian Aboriginal Fabric Dot Art  (22804)
    Heritage Ballroom C

    lns18-22804Aboriginals in central Australia have created dot art designs in sand for thousands of years. See how the current indigenous outback artists’ dot paintings are now being transformed into fabric and used by quilters, sewers, and decorators everywhere. Phyllis will explain the meaning of the fabric designs as they relate to Aboriginal culture and real life in the desert outback, which she has visited several times. Over 30 actual fabrics will be shown. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

    quilt-appraiser.com

    Member: $16                 Retail: $20

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    Fee  Optional  Closed 
     

    Special Event

    7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Scrap Quilts Trunk Show  (22202)
    Heritage Ballroom C

    lns18-22202Looking for something to do with all the scraps you've collected in bags, baskets, and boxes? In this informal and light-hearted trunk show, Nancy will share more than 50 scrap quilts, including vintage quilts from her collection. Hear how her love of vintage quilts has influenced her approach to quiltmaking. Nancy will share tips for making stunning scrap quilts, all while expanding your thoughts about making these beautiful pieces.

    nancymahoney.com

    Member: $28                 Retail: $35

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  • Friday, March 23, 2018
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    Appliqué

    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Cozy Village: Learn Successful Raw-Edge Appliqué  (23104-F)
    Independence AB

    lns18-23104Join author, designer, and educator Felicia Brenoe and learn how to machine appliqué the block of your choice from Felicia's charming quilt design, MY COZY VILLAGE. Felicia will teach you all the tricks of successful fused raw-edge appliqué. You will discuss thread tension, machine settings, planning for layered appliqué, and tricks and tips to make your appliqué look professional. By the end of class, you will have a whole new toolset at your fingertips and the confidence to tackle any raw-edge appliqué project.

    feliciasworld.com

    Member: $80                 Retail: $100

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    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Tile Tango - Needleturn Appliqué  (23103-F)
    Chestnut Board Room

    lns18-23103Needleturn hand appliqué is both fun and relaxing, once you know how to do it! You will learn how to sew an invisible stitch in this class for all skill levels. Other skill-building techniques include curves, outer points, and much more. This class will leave you with the confidence to tackle any appliqué project.

    pieceocake.com

    Member: $88                 Retail: $110

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    Piecing

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Batik Magic - Quick and Easy Piecing  (27506)
    Federal AB

    lns18-27506You will enjoy making this eye-catching quilt, filled with beautiful batiks. The blocks are a breeze to make with Nancy's quick and easy piecing techniques, including tips for sewing accurate blocks and choosing fabrics. This stash-busting quilt is perfect for fat quarters (18" x 22") or precut strips, and would look great in any two complimentary colors.

    nancymahoney.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Color Works - Piecing Large-Scale Prints  (27102-F)
    Heritage Ballroom B

    lns18-27102Discover your boundless potential as a quilter. COLOR WORKS is a vibrant quilt using large-scale, multi-colored prints. Kathy will help you master the art of mixing fabrics. The featured prints are shown off as hero fabrics by using low-key tonal prints for the background and stripes for the sashing. Learn to express yourself through creative, adventurous designs with Kathy’s expert guidance.

    materialobsession.com.au

    Member: $80                 Retail: $100

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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Pack-It-Up Pouch: Fun and Function with Cork  (27505)
    Heritage Ballroom D

    lns18-27505Cork fabric is fun and easy to work with. Learn to use cork and to cut braid shapes with Kate’s Mini Braid Template. Kate will teach a simple method to add zippers, and you will leave with a cute and functional bag. You can even use your bag to hold those little quilty items you pick up at the show!

    seamslikeadream.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Quilting Technology

    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Let's Start at the Very Beginning  (29102-F)
    Conestoga AB

    lns18-29102Become totally comfortable using the latest version of Electric Quilt software - EQ8 - in a friendly, encouraging, and creative environment. Combine blocks, borders, and virtual fabrics, turning your computer screen into a design wall. Use the latest fabrics, try exciting color combinations, and print blocks, patterns, and yardage quickly. Learn to draw original block designs. Envision your next quilt on screen, and learn how to print out all the patterns you need to make it. Beginners and users of earlier EQ versions are welcome!

    quiltingimages.com

    Member: $80                 Retail: $100

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    Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE

    8:30 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Open Thread Bar - How to Use Any and All Threads on Your Machine  (28104-F)
    Hickory AB

    lns18-28104This is a must-have class for quilters of all levels. Join Cindy at the thread bar, where you will learn tips and tricks for using all types of threads in your free-motion quilting. Learn how to troubleshoot thread-related issues with your machine and how to easily change tension. The afternoon will be spent playing and machine quilting with Superior® Threads on provided practice panels and floral fabric panels. Everything you learn in class may be applied to threads from any manufacturer.

    cindyneedham.com

    Member: $80                 Retail: $100

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    Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Brilliant Blocks, Bold Borders, and Stunning Sashings  (28504)
    Heritage Ballroom A

    lns18-28504Get ready to tackle the quilt, the whole quilt, and every area of the quilt! This class will pull dozens of designs together and have you dancing freestyle around the quilt top. It will help you decide on where to place your three degrees of texture, help you with all your design choices for any style of block, and teach you how to make those borders rock, not roll. Let us never again fear those final instructions at the end of every pattern: “Quilt as desired.” After you complete this fast-paced, cover-it-all class, you will be able to freestyle your way through any quilt top that comes your way with confidence and skill.

    suepattenquilts.com

    Member: $100               Retail: $125

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    Special Event

    11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Trunk Show with Lisa Calle: Where Her Trunk is Filled with Anything but Junk!  (22205)
    Heritage Ballroom C

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    Come spend a little time with Lisa H. Calle, the BERNINA ambassador and award-winning quilter! With her humor and down-to-earth attitude, Lisa will take you through her journey of personal and professional quilting. She will illustrate how she has earned renowned success, from her initial piece using a ⅜" seam allowance to her recent quilt that won awards at the Houston International Quilt Festival. As you gain insight on Lisa’s amazing craft and her three-step "Divide and Design" method, any hesitation you have regarding your patience or talent for quilting will quickly disappear. If you doubt whether or not you can quilt with pride, Lisa will give you the confidence and knowledge needed to start. The world of quilting can be yours, too!

    lisahcalle.com

    Member: $28                 Retail: $35

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    Appliqué

    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Calico Rose with Wool Appliqué  (23505)
    Heritage Ballroom D

    lns18-23505Join Vicki as she teaches you a brand-new technique for hassle-free string quilting, then fuse your wool appliqué flowers and stitch them down by hand. We will then add beads for embellishments. Your finished project will be 41" x 41".

    calicopatchdesigns.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Lectures

    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Two-Block Wonders  (22805)
    Heritage Ballroom C

    lns18-22805Unlock the mystery and double your quilting fun by placing two different blocks side-by-side to create extraordinary quilts. You will learn how every quilter can make unique quilts, regardless of skill level. Nancy has made over 70 two-block quilts, and she will share her tips for successfully pairing blocks to create dazzling quilts. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

    nancymahoney.com

    Member: $16                 Retail: $20

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    Quilting/Finishing-HOME MACHINE

    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Machine Quilting on Your Home Machine (Second Offering)  (28509)
    Federal AB

    lns18-28509Learn how to free-motion machine quilt on a regular home domestic machine. Mary will share all you need to know about the basics of machine quilting. She will cover setup, skills, and making the right choices. Soon you'll be quilting large quilts with ease! (Note: this is the same as #28503 on Wednesday.)

    customquiltsunlimited.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM

    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Feather Alternatives  (28505)
    Heritage Ballroom A

    lns18-28505Not every quilt screams for feathers! This class has been brought back by popular demand and pulled out of retirement. (Of course, Sue has updated some of the designs and added new ones to the mix as her unique and innovative personality demanded.) This is a free-motion class filled with alternative designs to the “oh-so-tired” feather. With new spine ideas and the added touch of inside fillers, these designs can be used to wow traditional and cutting-edge quilters alike. Come discover a world of designs that will create movement and outstanding texture for all those quilts screaming for anything but feathers!

    suepattenquilts.com

    Member: $100               Retail: $125

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    Lectures

    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    How to Smash Your Stash  (22806)
    Heritage Ballroom C

    lns18-22806This trunk show focuses on Kate's quilts that use precuts, and includes tips and ideas on how to use precut patterns to work through your stash…even if you don’t have precuts. After all, as Kate likes to say, a precut quilt is often just a curated scrap quilt! Kate will share quilts from her book, Smash Your Precut Stash. She will also share her patterns and her journey as a quilt pattern designer. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

    seamslikeadream.com

    Member: $16                 Retail: $20

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    Special Event

    7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM
    An Evening of Quilts with Sue Patten  (22203)
    Heritage Ballroom C

    lns18-22203Ever wonder what inspires your favorite quilters? Join Sue Patten for a fun and informative night that tracks her entire journey as a quilter. This trunk show features a wide range of quilts including hand quilting, domestic machine quilting, bed quilts, wallhangings, art quilts, and all of Sue’s award-winning show quilts. Sue will entertain you with humor and stories while sharing tips that you will be using for years to come.

    suepattenquilts.com

    Member: $28                 Retail: $35

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    Appliqué

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Aunt Lizzy's Parlor - Use Your Machine's Decorative Stitches  (23506)
    Heritage Ballroom D

    lns18-23506We spend big bucks to purchase these awesome machines...and all we ever use is the ¼" seam! In this class, you will learn how to use your decorative stitches to prequilt your background. Then, you will draw your appliqué pieces onto fusible web and iron them onto your fabric. Vicki will also show you how to use bias bars to create your stems, fuse them onto an appliqué pressing sheet, and then peel them off to press onto your decorative stitched background. Lastly, she will show you how to alter your blanket stitch to make it look like the whole thing has been hand-stitched!

    calicopatchdesigns.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Beginning Machine Appliqué  (23507)
    Independence AB

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    In this class, appliqué artist Felicia Brenoe will teach you all the basics of raw-edge machine appliqué. She will cover tips like the correct use of materials, thread, stabilizers, and fusible to get optimal results, and students will practice appliqué with basic shapes. This is the perfect class for those who are brand-new to appliqué or for those who would like to improve their current technique and boost their confidence. The class kit means that there are no materials to assemble and prepare.

    feliciasworld.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Quilting/ Finishing

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Organic Hand Quilting  (28507)
    Chestnut Board Room

    lns18-28507Hand quilting is a beautiful process for finishing a project. In this class, we will practice the art of hand quilting on a small project using organic lines and Perle #8 threads. Everyone is welcome, no matter what experience you have with hand quilting. This technique is simple and addictive!

    materialobsession.com.au

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Color and Design

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Design-a-Rama with Cindy Needham  (25502)
    Heritage Ballroom C

    lns18-25502It seems that one of the most difficult parts of finishing a quilt is choosing the quilting designs. Many completed tops end up in the closet because of this. In this three hour workshop, Cindy will cover very basic elements of design. She asks that each student bring one pieced, unquilted top to design as a group. This exercise will open your eyes to the possibilities of designing ANY top!

    cindyneedham.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Piecing

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Fun with Braids - Create a "Goof-Proof" Braided Table Runner  (27509)
    Hickory AB

    lns18-27509Learn to cut and sew Kate’s goof-proof braid method with her Braid Template while making this fun and easy table runner. The runner is a great pattern for using up some of your scrap strips! The braid is a creative technique to add to your quilting toolbox. You will be amazed at how many uses these braids have.

    seamslikeadream.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Pick-Up Sticks - Fast and Fun Piecing  (27507)
    Heritage Ballroom B

    lns18-27507PICK-UP STICKS is a lovely, modern quilt that is really fast and fun to make! You will learn how to combine improvisational cutting (using a ruler) with speedy piecing techniques as you work on four 8" blocks that, when sewn together, make one larger block.

    pieceocake.com

    Member: $56                 Retail: $70

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    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Twist and Shout - Paper Piecing the Virginia Reel Block  (27508)
    Federal AB

    lns18-27508Create a dynamic design using a Virginia Reel block while learning all the tricks of foundation paper piecing. In this fast-paced class, all aspects of foundation paper piecing will be covered, including how to measure, cut, and correctly position the right fabric piece. This is a great class for mastering foundation paper piecing! The pattern is included for each student. Finished quilt size: 48" x 48".

    nancymahoney.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Quilting Technology

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8): Poster Quilts!  (29503)
    Conestoga AB

    lns18-29503Poster quilts are quilts with “something to say”. They typically include text as part of the quilt design in order to give your quilts a voice. They make great gifts for babies, young people, or commemorating a special place or event. EQ8 software makes it easy to design your own personalized, poster-sized quilt. Learn to use the EQ8 Text Tool and a huge selection of fonts to personalize your creation with a meaningful message. Add photos or create special block combinations. Barb will also discuss the latest techniques for printing photos onto fabric.

    quiltingimages.com

    Member: $48                 Retail: $60

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    Quilting/Finishing-LONGARM

    8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Rogue Rulers and Stunning Stencil Designs  (28508)
    Heritage Ballroom A

    lns18-28508It’s no surprise that Sue is going rouge! This class is full of awesome new tips and tricks on using those rulers, stencils, and gadgets that you have collected over the years. Sue will have you looking at gizmos, gadgets, rulers, and stencils in a whole new way… so come discover new concepts for your everyday tools. If you have a ruler, stencil, or gadget that you would like Sue to demonstrate, please feel free to bring it with you to class.

    suepattenquilts.com

    Member: $100               Retail: $125

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    Special Event

    9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Brunch with Bonnie: Quilt Tales and Trunk Show  (22204)
    Montgomery House

    lns18-22204Come enjoy brunch with Bonnie Browning and a trunk show of quilts, quilts, quilts! Bonnie will share quilts and tales from her travels across the U.S. and around the world. Quilters really do speak the same language, and there is no better way than to share our quilts with one another (especially when brunch is involved!).

    quiltweek.com

    Member: $36                 Retail: $45

    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
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