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E100-17 Paisley Pathways

E100-17 Paisley Pathways

With Jessica Gamez
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Kit Fee: $0.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Learn to design and execute your own signature Paisley patterns. From traditional to modern, We will create motifs, borders, and all over patterns using different playful fillers.

Also available as a stand-up hands-on class, Friday, 8am-12pm E302


E102-17 Ready, Set, GO!!!

E102-17 Ready, Set, GO!!!

With Karen Sievert
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Kit Fee: $20.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

 
Are you new to long arming? Tired of working from the back of the machine? Then, this class is for YOU!!! We’ll explore fills, simple ruler work, and even simple feathers. We’ll discuss basics such as tension, basting, thread burying, and whatever else you wish! This is a great ‘starter’ class that’s meant to get you Ready to GO! Let’s put those Nikes on and “Just Do It”!!!! If I can, YOU can!!!

Required $20 kit. Supply list. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


 

E104-17 Getting Started with Pantographs

With Shelley Sieverkropp
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $3.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Beginner  Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Learn how to pick pantographs for your skill level, starting the first row, spacing between rows, and stitching the last row. We’ll discuss strategies for hiding stops and starts, quilting sharp points and smooth curves, and how to modify designs

Optional $3 handout.

Also offered Friday, April 7th, 1pm-3pm E334 


E106-17 Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

E106-17 Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

With Dorie Hruska
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Who doesn't love Diamonds? Learn to quilt Connecting Diamond designs to fill in borders, sashing and blocks. Starting with simple Modern straight line then transitioning into more densely quilted designs.

Optional $5 handout.


E108-17 Modern Mojo Design and Quilt - Mark That Top

E108-17 Modern Mojo Design and Quilt - Mark That Top

With Linda Thielfoldt
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 80.00
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Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Come spend the day with Linda while she helps you create some Modern Mojo to fill up all those wide open spaces. Linda will share tips and tricks to dividing the space and filling them in. Student will bring to class a completed top (pattern to be provided to every student) and if they have a modern quilt they would like some design help with they can bring that as well for discussion. Students need to bring a straight ruler, any stencils they think may help (grid based or backgrounds but not required) and several blue washout marking pens (or marker of choice).

Optional $5 handout. Supply list.


E110-17 Feather Faster!

E110-17 Feather Faster!

With Bethanne Nemesh
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Kit Fee: $15.00
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Raddison Hotel/Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Sold out smallLove Feathers? Yes! Frustrated by how time consuming they can be with lots of marking and planning? Bethanne will teach her unmarked, spineless, no backtrack approach, to one-pass feathering on the longarm. Learn ten feather shapes that look amazing no matter how high contrast the quilting. Speed up feathering without giving up that feathered look. 

Students must bring 2 yards of plain, non-white fabric to class.
Required $15 kit. Supply List. One student per machine. Bring thread snips.


E112-17 iQ Extravaganza!

E112-17 iQ Extravaganza!

With Crystal Smythe
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 150.00
Handout Fee: $10.00
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Raddison Hotel/Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Computerized- Intelliquilter
Learn everything you need to know to be creative, accurate, and productive with your IntelliQuilter? Join Crystal in this 3-part, all day extravaganza! The lecture/demo will begin at the beginning, and end at a place you can only imagine. Instruction will cover a wide range of panto options - including how to accurately plan and stitch them inside a border, how to plan and place them to achieve a truly custom look. Borders are next, with instruction on the ways to plan a border - and the BEST way to execute them. Learn Crystal's tips and tricks for a flawless stitch-out, including that pesky "last corner." Never turn a quilt again! Custom quilting is time consuming and labor intense, even with an IntelliQuilter. Learn methods to become more efficient. Woven throughout the class topics, Crystal will cover the use of the advanced features of your iQ. Ways to use Path Pattern, Fan Pattern, Shape Shift, No-Sew Zones, Editing and more. Use your IntelliQuilter to its greatest potential and rise above your competitors.

$10 handout fee.

E114-17 Myra's Window Boxes

E114-17 Myra's Window Boxes

With Lenore Crawford
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 85.00
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Kit Fee: $10.00
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Raddison Hotel/Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

In this workshop students will learn how to create this project using a basic log cabin style pattern while incorporating the window box theme. This pattern was created by Lenore’s mother, Myra Moore, and is a unique design using floral prints as the flowers for the window box. The pattern will be made by the students creating as many window boxes as desired and sewn together by machine in class for the finished art quilt. They can be configured by threes in a row or four in a square or even three one on top of each other as desired. Lenore will supply most of the floral prints in the optional kit or students can bring their own. Students can take their design home and finish putting it together with batting, backing, and borders later.

Optional $10 kit. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E116-17 Totally Templates

E116-17 Totally Templates

With Lisa Calle
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Sold out smallUsing templates and rulers to stitch straight lines and perfect curves can have any quilter scratching their head thinking “There has to be an easier way!” And there is! All quilters, Lisa included, rely on quilting templates to create complex and dynamic designs. But it doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience. Join Lisa for this hands-on class that will have you bringing magic to your templates. Listen as Lisa shares her insight and experience on how a few simple shapes will bring infinite possibilities to your designs. We know that taking this class will have you removing the thoughts of “daunting and dreaded” out of your quilting days, and quickly feeling “inspired and confident”!

 

Required $25 kit. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


E118-17 Play Modern

E118-17 Play Modern

With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Kit Fee: $30.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Tumbling Blocks play modern like never before. Keep it simple or go for add spark within the blocks. Learn to do the Butterfly Seam for stress-free effortless precision piecing.

Required $30 kit. (Kit includes $10 pattern and $20 Polygon2 Tool)
Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E120-17 Remarkable Fabric Weaving

E120-17 Remarkable Fabric Weaving

With Mark Sherman
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 85.00
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Kit Fee: $40.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

This is the perfect class choice for those groups with a mix of traditional and art quilters. Both types of quilters love this class. I did not invent fabric weaving. It has been around for years. What I did do is turn fabric weaving into something remarkable and fun, fun, fun! You can make a stand alone project in hours, quilted and bound. Some of my students have even turned their projects into lovely tote bags and yet other have used my method of fabric weaving and added their unique touch to quilt projects. The sky is the limit what you can create with remarkable fabric weaving. Fabric weaving is beautiful and impressive without being one bit hard to accomplish. That is what makes it remarkable! There is a mandatory kit fee of $40.00 which will include everything you need to do your weaving project including my gorgeous hand dyed fabric, your choice of color!

 

Required $40 kit. Supply list.


E122-17 Old Meets New - TWO PART CLASS

E122-17 Old Meets New - TWO PART CLASS

With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 250.00
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Kit Fee: $25.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Sold out smallLove old-fashioned linens, but afraid to do anything with them? This 2-part class (2 hr lecture/design and 4 hr hands-on longarm) will teach you how to create a unique and modernized vintage quilted piece. In the "class room", I will cover where to find vintage linens and their care. I will also teach my award-winning design techniques for creating a unique quilting plan for each piece. Each student will receive a lovely vintage piece, with embroidery and crochet-lace edge. In the 'hands-on", we will mark the linens, mount on silk or satin, and implement the quilting. This is a design & longarm quilting class which utilizes vintage linens as the vehicle.

Wednesday Part A - 8am-10am -  Drawing
Wednesday Part B - 1pm-5pm - Hands-on
     Part B will automatically appear on student schedule

Required $25 kit. Supply list. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


E124-17 Dye Boot Camp

E124-17 Dye Boot Camp

With Lisa Reber
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Kit Fee: $35.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Create gorgeous, wash-fast color on cotton fabric and bring home the skills you need to make yards more! This intro starts with a discussion of safety, and of the supplies needed to dye cotton fabric. Dyeing a solid color AND dyeing mottled, crackled-looking fabrics will be covered.

$35 Required kit fee. Supply list.


 

E126-17 Serger University 101

With Susan Zellers
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
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Raddison Hotel/Center of New Hampshire
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Serger

Feeling intimidated by that machine sitting on the end of a table in your sewing room? Knowing what and how to use your serger will take your sewing to another level. Can you just finish off seams or is there anything else? How about piecing a quilt, putting in zippers and finishing off your quilts with a new look at binding. This workbook class will give you samples to remind you what you learned, and even a little finished project to show what you learned. 

Required $20 kit. Machines provided.
Also offered on Wednesday afternoon 1pm-5pm E138 and Friday afernoon 1pm-5pm E350


E128-17 Basics and Beyond Horizons

E128-17 Basics and Beyond Horizons

With RaNae Merrill
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 85.00
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Handout Fee: $6.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Home Machines

This workshop is based on a fun, fast and freshly modern quilt to learn the basics of quilting. Whether you are a beginning quilter who wants to get started, or an experienced quilter who just wants a fun, relaxed day of quilting, come and enjoy!

Required $6 handout. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E130-17 Curing Continuous Confusion - Level 1

E130-17 Curing Continuous Confusion - Level 1

With Deborah Poole
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Kit Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Have you ever looked at a pieced block and thought, "How will I ever quilt that without ten thousand stops and starts?" Let Deborah help you unravel the mystery and make it continuous. This class will benefit both longarm and domestic quilters.

Required $5 kit. Supply List.


E132-17 Square and Straight (when really, it ain't)!

E132-17 Square and Straight (when really, it ain't)!

With Shelley Sieverkropp
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Beginner  Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

This class will help you keep those perfect quilts perfect and help you quilt those quilts that come to you with great variability! Reducing your stress, helping you be profitable, and still producing nice looking quilts are the goals of this class.

Optional $5 handout.


E134-17 Row by Row

E134-17 Row by Row

With Dorie Hruska
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Quilting is not always about precision. Sometimes you just have to let loose and quilt without any rules. This beginner freehand class will fill your mind with countless Modern quilting ideas.

Optional $5 handout.


 

E136-17 What to Know Before you Buy

With Mandy Applebee
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture

This class with walk you thru the process for buying a new machine. We will learn the questions to ask, the things to consider and make a "wish" list of features. We will discuss tools and resources available to help with the decision process and prepare you to feel confident walking onto the show floor and choosing the right machine to fit your needs.

Optional $5 handout.


 

E138-17 Serger University 101

With Susan Zellers
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
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Raddison Hotel/Center of New Hampshire
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Serger

Feeling intimidated by that machine sitting on the end of a table in your sewing room? Knowing what and how to use your serger will take your sewing to another level. Can you just finish off seams or is there anything else? How about piecing a quilt, putting in zippers and finishing off your quilts with a new look at binding. This workbook class will give you samples to remind you what you learned, and even a little finished project to show what you learned. 

Required $20 kit. Machines provided.
Also offered on Wednesday morning 8am-12pm E126 and Friday afernoon 1pm-5pm E350


E142-17 Curing Continuous Confusion - Level 2

E142-17 Curing Continuous Confusion - Level 2

With Deborah Poole
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Hate to start and stop? So does Deborah. Allow her to open a window in your mind and make even the more difficult designs continuous. This class will benefit both longarm and domestic quilters.

Required $5 kit. Supply List.


E144-17 Filler Combos

E144-17 Filler Combos

With Jessica Gamez
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Are you getting bored of using the same background designs? Kick it up a notch and start combining them together for a whole new look.

Required $20 kit. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


E146-17 Go Ahead! Put that Feather in your Cap!

E146-17 Go Ahead! Put that Feather in your Cap!

With Karen Sievert
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

I know, many of you are just done with feathers! However, there are some quilts that just scream for feather work! Traditional, applique, whole cloth are just a few examples. Just knowing a few ways to make them can make all the difference in the world. Karen will take you on a journey; from simple, to folksy, formal, and just plain fun! Remember, at some point, feathers are for everyone!!!

Optional $5 handout.


 

E148-17 Scrollwork

With Karen Marchetti
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

One of Karen's most used go-to stitches is the scroll. In class she will share several variations of the basic scroll as well as how to use them in more than just sashings. Lots of curly-scrolly fun! Bring a sketchbook and pen/pencils.

Optional $5 handout.


E150-17 Freehand, Fabulous, and Edge-to-Edge

E150-17 Freehand, Fabulous, and Edge-to-Edge

With Bethanne Nemesh
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Kit Fee: $15.00
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Raddison Hotel/Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Sold out smallEdge-to-edge quilting is the most beautiful basic quilting we can do on a quilt. Designed for new quilters, this class focuses on learning the echo thread path for solid edge-to-edge coverage. Students will begin with a simple echo shape, and progressively build their skills personalizing their quilting. By the end of class each student will be able to achieve a modern, blended echo style of improvisational E2E freehand quilting. More advanced students will also be encouraged to learn meandering chains and unmarked curling Amish feather thread paths with personalized tutorials. 

Students must bring 2 yards of plain, non-white fabric to class.
Required $15 kit. One student per machine. Supply List. Bring thread snips


E152-17 Wisp

E152-17 Wisp

With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Kit Fee: $30.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Diamonds create gentle movement for a modern lap quilt. It's the perfect design to show off machine quilting. And it's pre-cut friendly!

Required $30 kit. (Kit includes Pattern $10, and polygon tool $20)
Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E154-17 DIY: Digitize it Yourself Using Art & Stitch

E154-17 DIY: Digitize it Yourself Using Art & Stitch

With Linda Gosselin
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 100.00
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Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Beginner  Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Art & Stitch is computer software for digitizing quilting and embroidery designs. This class is more than just an introduction to the drawing tools. We will start from scratch and with just a few points and the Magic tools, we will create blocks, corners, and borders - beautiful digital quilting designs in minutes!

Optional $5 Handout. Supply list.


 

E156-17 Digital Design Wall - EQ7

With Candace West
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 100.00
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Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Product Specific

So you have EQ7 or want it but you are not quite sure what to do with it? This powerful application can take you into design nirvana if you know the basics. In this 2 part class we will cover the basic layout set up and quickly begin to design quilts. Leave this class with the confidence to turn your computer into a digital design wall! Part 1 - Learn how to add to and gain control of your Sketchbook fabrics, blocks and quilt designs to only use what you really need. Part 2 - Create an Easy Draw block in EQ7 and scan and import fabrics from your stash to truly represent your quilt. Bringing your laptop with EQ7 installed and activated is the best way to get the most out of this class, but is not required.

Optional $5 Handout. Supply list.


 

E164-17 Bare Bones Basics of Longarm Quilting

With Mandy Applebee
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Join me as we begin at the BEGINNING and learn the BARE BONES basics to help you get the most out of your machine no matter how you plan to use it. We will talk thread, batting, tools, tips, loading and options for accessories. designed for the true beginners to get their feet wet and begin their journey on the right foot!

Optional $5 Handout.


E166-17 TOOLS RULE!!! Lecture

E166-17 TOOLS RULE!!! Lecture

With Karen Sievert
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Every man I know says it’s easier to get the job done when you have the right tools in your toolbox! And I’d have to agree!!! And we quilters can also benefit from having the right tools! From the expected to the unexpected, Karen will guide you through a variety of tools! Cross hatching, curved cross hatching, pearls, plaids, piano keys, feather spines, scallops, clamshells and more! There’s truly no limit to what we can do with the right tools at our disposal!

Optional $5 handout.

Also available as Hands-on Stand-up Friday, April 7th  8am-12pm E310


E168-17 Feathers In Free Motion

E168-17 Feathers In Free Motion

With Jane Hauprich
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Feathers are a favorite for everyone!! We will explore all different types of feathers and how to use them to work best in your quilts! Bring a notebook and pen/pencil.

Optional $5 handout.


E170-17 APQS Machine Maintenance

E170-17 APQS Machine Maintenance

With Amy Stuart
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Learn how to keep your APQS Quilting Machine running in top condition - no matter which model you have! This is a FOUR hour lecture/demo. Amy will cover troubleshooting, timing, routine maintenance and more during class.


E172-17 Finding your Path

E172-17 Finding your Path

With Dorie Hruska
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Raddison Hotel/Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Create complex looking freehand designs by using stencils as a guide. In this hands-on class, Dorie will demonstrate the many ways to quilt the connecting designs from her book, Making Connections.

Optional $5 handout.


E200-17 From A to Zen: Free-Motion Backgrounds for the Creative Soul

E200-17 From A to Zen: Free-Motion Backgrounds for the Creative Soul

With Bethanne Nemesh
Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Raddison Hotel/Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

As creative backgrounds become more and more in demand with the popularity of open space on quilts, new designs and interesting variations of old favorites are necessary. Inspired by macro photography and the art of Zendoodling, Bethanne will share 26 fresh designs from A to Zen and encourage students to come up with their own unique variations in this quilting demonstration and lecture class.

Optional $5 handout. Bring sketchbook, pencils, and erasers.


 

E202-17 Empty Space - No Problem

With Karen Marchetti
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00 PM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Kit Fee: $25.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Karen will share ideas to fill various open spaces of a quilt top –from feathers to background fills, you will learn techniques that require little effort but create significant effect. Using a custom-printed panel you will create your own sampler using the techniques and ideas covered in class.

Required $25 kit. Supply list. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.
Also available as a lecture/demo on Friday, 9am-11am E306 


E204-17 You Marked that Quilt with What?

E204-17 You Marked that Quilt with What?

With Ann McNew
Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

If your quilt is screaming for a special or unique design, and you just can't find one that compliments it, create one! In this class, we'll go over using unique and unusual methods and sources to create motifs and quilting designs that will make your quilt sing. After taking this class, you will be searching your home, garage and even the local hardware store for quilting supplies and ideas.


E206-17 Ruler Extravaganza

E206-17 Ruler Extravaganza

With Jessica Gamez
Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Level: Beginner  Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Join Jessica and her mother, DeLoa Jones, to learn about a multitude of rulers they've created to make quilting a breeze. Bought a ruler with no clue how to use it? Bring it to class for discussion. Mastering rulers is the focus of this class.


E208-17 The Seven Deadly Sins

E208-17 The Seven Deadly Sins

With Deborah Poole
Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

Are you starting a longarming business or are someone looking for an LA'er? This is a do's and don'ts list for both. After over eight years of hiring out, Deborah would like to think she's seen it all. Let her experiences give you insight into what both sides of the aisle need.


E210-17 Thrill of the Fill

E210-17 Thrill of the Fill

With Karen Sievert
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Sold out smallWhen I first started quilting, I only had one or two fills that I was comfortable with. I’ve learned that having more at your disposal is invaluable!!!This class is all about the fills…a wide variety of them! In fact, we’ll learn simple fills and how to combine them for spectacular, one of a kind, signature fills! And we’re going to do it in style! You’ll learn the fills and put them into a pre-marked cameo which you can surely take home and proudly display! A great class, you don’t want to miss this one!

Required $20 kit. Supply list. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


E212-17 Take Two - Simple Shapes, Stunning Results!

E212-17 Take Two - Simple Shapes, Stunning Results!

With Sue Heinz
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 80.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Discover a new approach to free-motion quilting design. Be amazed at the variety of unique mid to high custom designs that work seamlessly together to fill a border, block or an entire quilt top, all from just two simple shapes. Say goodbye to wondering what to put where and hello to the fabulous new designs you will learn in this drawing class. Take Two - Simple shapes, Stunning results!

Required $3 kit. Supply list.


 

E214-17 Almost Perfect Binding

With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

This is my class binding technique. Making a table runner or placemats is a great place to practice. This binding get the job done without a lot of stress. Remember practice makes…almost perfect.

Optional $5 handout. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E216-17 Free Motion Longarm Quilting for Beginners

E216-17 Free Motion Longarm Quilting for Beginners

With Jane Hauprich
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Have you always wanted to learn to free motion quilt? Then this class is for you!! Learn the basics of free motion and learn some fabulous designs that will get you on your way to free motion custom quilting!! 

Required $25 kit. Supply list emailed. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


E218-17 Double Wedding Ring: Single Ring Pillow Class

E218-17 Double Wedding Ring: Single Ring Pillow Class

With Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 90.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Learn to piece a double wedding ring quilt by making one simple ring and make a pillow! This six hour class teaches all you need to know to make a Double wedding ring quilt. Learn curves, build patience, confidence, and how to pin to results!

NOTE: Students can MAKE BEFORE CLASS their paper templates from the Remembering Christmas past quilt from my book Double Wedding Ring, if they choose. OR, purchase acrylic template set for $35 in class. I do NOT bring paper templates to class.

Required $35 kit. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E220-17 Remarkable Stained Glass Quilt

E220-17 Remarkable Stained Glass Quilt

With Mark Sherman
Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 85.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

In this class you will learn to take your own photograph and turn it into a stunning stained glass quilt without any computer assistance. You will be amazed at your results.

Required $40 kit. Supply list.


E222-17 Simply Amazing Baravelle Spirals

E222-17 Simply Amazing Baravelle Spirals

With RaNae Merrill
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Learn to design and sew your own original Baravelle spiral block and a variety of ways to color them. You’ll also learn a technique for paper piecing that makes it easier than ever. A pattern is provided for finishing blocks into pot holders.

Required $5 Kit Fee collected in class. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E224-17 A is for Applique - TWO PART CLASS

E224-17 A is for Applique - TWO PART CLASS

With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 AM to 5:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 250.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Sold out smallDon't let quilts with applique scare you away! This 2-part (2hr lecture/design & 4 hr longarm hand's-on) class uses lecture time to discuss threads, battings, tools. I will also teach my award-winning design techniques for creating a quilting plan for each applique piece. In the hand's on, you will learn marking methods, tips for creating the appliquéd masterpiece (without any stress or tears!). Each student will receive their own floral applique piece. This is a design & longarm quilting class which utilizes an applique top as the vehicle.

Thursday Part A - 9am-11am Drawing
Thursday Part B - 1pm-5pm Hands-on
   Part B will automatically appear on student schedule

Required $25 kit. Supply list. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


E228-17 Fusing Fabric Painting to Create Realistic Art Quilts

E228-17 Fusing Fabric Painting to Create Realistic Art Quilts

With Lenore Crawford
Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 85.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Sold out smallIn this workshop the designing of a small fused project will begin. Students will work from one of Lenore's patterns from which a freezer paper pattern will be made. Using Lenore's simple fusing technique the design will be created on a fabric background. No sewing will be done during the workshop. Students will learn how to make patterns from their own photos, how to see value differences, and create texture with fabric. Lenore will also demonstrate how to add fabric paints to the finished design to add detail and depth.

Required $15 kit. Supply list.


E230-17 Modern Wallhanging

E230-17 Modern Wallhanging

With Susan Zellers
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
Kit Fee: $30.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Serger

Piecing on a serger is something many quilting enthusiast never consider. But you should. This fast and easy alternative method will surprise you. Then quilt as desired with the chain stitch, to give it a modern look.

Required $30 kit fee provides all materials to make project. Fee collected in class. Machines provided.


E234-17 Feathers for the Fearful

E234-17 Feathers for the Fearful

With Deborah Poole
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
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Level: Beginner  Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Are you afraid to step to the front of the machine and start making feathers? Well if you can panto, you can feather. Allow Deborah to help you make the leap to the front of the machine with user friendly feathers.

Required $5 kit. Supply List.


E236-17 Oodles of Doodles

E236-17 Oodles of Doodles

With Jessica Gamez
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
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Level: Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Sold out smallWe have seen the designs in the coloring books..so what is stopping us from quilting them? Come to class ready to dig in to your imagination and build your own custom fillers using flowers, feathers and textures.

Required $20 kit. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


E238-17 Round Robin Wholecloth

E238-17 Round Robin Wholecloth

With Ann McNew
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Always dreamed of quilting a whole cloth? Don’t know where to start? How to design one? Join me as we create a small whole cloth, quilted in the round. We’ll take the basic Round Robbin concept and build our whole cloth from the center out. It’s amazingly easy once we break down the creative steps! We’ll be creating our motifs from original and unusual sources!


 

E240-17 Fun with Multiple Freehand Designs

With Dorie Hruska
Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

The designs in this workshop will cover a variety of fun simple designs to some of the more complex heavy filler designs. Including all over feathers, background fill in feathers, leaves, flowers and curls. All these designs can be used as background fillers or large overall designs.

Optional $5 handout.


 

E242-17 Design for the Block

With Mandy Applebee
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

A draw and design class we will take common Quilt blocks and go over ideas to quilt them ranging from simple to complex, then design our own and share with the class. Anyone can join us these designs can be created on a domestic or longarm machine. After class you will have a library of ideas to refer to when you find yourself unsure how to quilt a block in your quilt.

Optional $5 handout. Supply list.


E244-17 Fancy Feathers

E244-17 Fancy Feathers

With Bethanne Nemesh
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Freehand Feathers go Fancy! Adding details, inserts and fantasy elements to freehand feathers adds a layer of showy polish that always draws the eye and the applause! Bethanne uses a stress free non-backtracking style that makes it easy for students to focus on going from blah to beautiful!

Student must bring 2 yards of non-white plain fabric.
Required $15 kit. Supply list. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


E246-17 Fill Harmonics

E246-17 Fill Harmonics

With Sue Heinz
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 80.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Create a symphony of harmonious background designs that group well together on any type of quilt- or use just one for a dramatic textural effect. You’ll learn how to draw an array of free-motion and grid pattern backgrounds while Sue demonstrates with step-by-step illustrations and how-to hints. Your quilt will be shouting, “Bravo!”

Required $3 kit. Supply List.


E248-17 Got Fabric? Let’s Make a Quilt of the Century

E248-17 Got Fabric? Let’s Make a Quilt of the Century

With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Remember the bathroom tile floor of the 60’s that were made with little squares and octagons? It’s called “Quilt of the Century” but I call it pure fun for fabric lovers. Choose small or large scale prints; floral or geometric; every color in the universe or only one color in all tones, it really doesn’t matter, your quilt will turn out beautiful and classic. Just cut 6 ½” squares and select one accent fabric to tie it all together plus a fabric or two for the border. Easy assembly using a Double Butterfly Seam.

Required $10 kit. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E250-17 Rope Runner (Sideways Spiral Quilts)

E250-17 Rope Runner (Sideways Spiral Quilts)

With RaNae Merrill
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

This class teaches you to easily draw ropes to fit any quilt design using fusible applique and bias tape, then create them in fabric. Learn surprising ways to make bias tape at the sewing machine without an iron. This is a chance to explore decorative stitches on a machine too. The project is a bed runner or table runner with placemats (pattern provided).

Required $22 Kit. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E252-17 Vector Design for Computerized Cutting Machines

E252-17 Vector Design for Computerized Cutting Machines

With Candace West
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 50.00
Handout Fee: $3.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

Computerized cutting machines are now the rage in quilting. And like machine embroidery and robotic quilting designs, there are a plethora of designs already available for you to purchase. But if you want to translate your original design to a cutting file, you need to produce a vector file in your machines format. So what kind of software do you need to advance beyond the capabilities of the bundled programs that came with your cutter? What makes a good cutting file design? Learn the vector design basics and watch Candace West demonstrate vector designing in Corel Draw and with the free open source program, Inkscape. 

Optional $3 handout.


E254-17 Handy Notions Organizer

E254-17 Handy Notions Organizer

With Susan Zellers
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
Kit Fee: $30.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Serger

Never forget your sewing supplies again. Create this special clutch to carry all essentials to class - even a small ironing pad. Insert a zipper for a secure pocket and quilt as desired to make it your own.

Required $30 kit. Machines provided.


E258-17 Binding by Longarm, Marketing that Works!

E258-17 Binding by Longarm, Marketing that Works!

With Shelley Sieverkropp
Thursday, April 6, 2017
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $3.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

We will finish by stitching the ends together with the Longarm and show that this even works on CURVES! I will also discuss marketing opportunities for binding attachment that can increase all your quilting services.

Optional $3 handout.


E260-17 Quilting Leather

E260-17 Quilting Leather

With Cathy Wiggins
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Who Knew? Come learn about creating with leather from the pioneer in our industry. In this lecture/demo, Cathy introduces you to the creative adventure of leather art, including quilts, totes, garments and more. You'll learn about the ideal leather for your projects, all about needles and threads, batting, backings and quilting your leather art piece. Cathy is here to take away your fears. You'll leave this lecture ready to create your own leather art.


E262-17 Build-A-Stitch 1 - The First 20 Stitches

E262-17 Build-A-Stitch 1 - The First 20 Stitches

With Karen Marchetti
Thursday, April 6, 2017
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

This is one of Karen’s most popular classes and is the basis of her books Starting with a very basic stitch, we’ll expand your library of stitches by adding one element at a time. This is a great class for beginners, or those needing a little more confidence in their free motion abilities. This technique helps to improve muscle memory all while increasing confidence. By the end of class you will have a full library of go-to stitches. Karen will share some neat tricks and tips on combining different stitches for even more stitch ideas. Bring sketchbook and pens/pencils.

Optional $5 handout.


E264-17 Crosshatching Extravaganza

E264-17 Crosshatching Extravaganza

With Dorie Hruska
Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Crosshatching comes in many forms. From straight, curved, wavy to modern. So where do you start? Join Dorie as she shows you some creative ways to quilt out Crosshatching designs with ease. During the class you will practice drawing out different designs using rulers. You will leave the class with the confidence needed to try crosshatching on your next quilt project.

Required $5 kit.


E268-17 Un-Dye It! Safe Color Removal Techniques

E268-17 Un-Dye It! Safe Color Removal Techniques

With Lisa Reber
Thursday, April 6, 2017
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
Handout Fee: $3.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

Learn how to create amazing colors and patterns in your own hand-dyed or commercially dyed cloth. Many techniques can be safely combined with different color removers to create unique fabric! Come see demos and samples to inspire you to give discharge a try!

Optional $3 handout fee


E300-17 Free Motion for Beginners - Lecture/Demo

E300-17 Free Motion for Beginners - Lecture/Demo

With Jane Hauprich
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Have you always wanted to learn to free motion quilt? Then this class is for you!! Learn the basics of free motion and learn some fabulous designs that will get you on your way to free motion custom quilting!! Bring notebook and pen/pencil.

Optional $5 Handout


E302-17 Paisley Pathways

E302-17 Paisley Pathways

With Jessica Gamez
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
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Level: Intermediate  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Sold out smallLearn to design and execute your own signature Paisley patterns. From traditional to modern, We will create motifs, borders, and all over patterns using different playful fillers.

Required $20 kit. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.

Also available as a lecture/demo on Wednesday, April 5th, 8am-10am E100


E304-17 Hardcore Heirloom Feathers

E304-17 Hardcore Heirloom Feathers

With Deborah Poole
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Want to make show quality feathers but don't know where to start?  Twist them, turn them, bend them. Learn the ins and outs of heirloom feathers. You'll have that favorite quilt ready for show in no time.

Required $5 kit. Supply List.

Also available as a Stand-up Hands-on class, Friday 1pm-5pm E340


 

E306-17 Empty Space - No Problem

With Karen Marchetti
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Karen will share ideas to fill various open spaces of a quilt top –from feathers to background fills, you will learn techniques that require little effort but create significant effect. Using a custom-printed panel you will create your own sampler using the techniques and ideas covered in class. Bring sketchbook and pens/pencils.

Optional $5 handout.
Also available as a HandsOn StandUp class on Thursday, 8am-12pm E202 


E308-17 Magic Mirror Mandala Quilts - TWO PART CLASS

E308-17 Magic Mirror Mandala Quilts - TWO PART CLASS

With RaNae Merrill
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 85.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Use a simple spiral variation on the Log Cabin block to make a Magic Mirror Mandala Quilt. In the morning we'll use a "wedge puzzle" to design your own unique version of the quilt shown; in the afternoon you'll start sewing spirals.

This is a TWO PART CLASS

Part A - Friday, 8am-11am
Part B - Friday, 1pm-4pm

 Part B will automatically be added to student schedule.

Required $16 kit. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E310-17 TOOLS RULE!!!

E310-17 TOOLS RULE!!!

With Karen Sievert
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Sold out smallEvery man I know says it’s easier to get the job done when you have the right tools in your toolbox! And I’d have to agree!!! And we quilters can also benefit from having the right tools! From the expected to the unexpected, Karen will guide you through a variety of tools! Cross hatching, curved cross hatching, pearls, plaids, piano keys, feather spines, scallops, clamshells and more! There’s truly no limit to what we can do with the right tools at our disposal!

Required $20 kit. Supply list. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.

Also available as lecture/demo on Wednesday, April 5th 3:30pm-5:30pm E156


E312-17 Feather Primer 101

E312-17 Feather Primer 101

With Sue Heinz
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 80.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

How do I turn the corner? How do I fill that space? Where do I start? How come my feathers don’t look “right”? HELP! If this sounds familiar, this class is for you! Squares, triangles and borders will become far less stressful, as Sue guides you through different ways to fill these and other shapes with beautiful feathers in this drawing workshop. You’ll come away from this class with a sound understanding of feather anatomy, tips for how to identify and correct problem feathers without ripping - along with other tricks - and of course, beautiful designs. Traditional and Bump-Back feathers taught.

Required $3 kit. Supply list.


E314-17 On the Edge: The Devil is Still in the Details

E314-17 On the Edge: The Devil is Still in the Details

With Bethanne Nemesh
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Level: Intermediate  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Bethanne’s popular Devil in the Details class is back with 4 new knife edge techniques! Students will learn Bethanne’s signature beaded piping technique, applied in a new way, scalloped tongue edge, covered cording edge, and tiny swag scallop edge. Taking the original Devil in the Details class is NOT necessary, students will learn new dramatic techniques to make their quilt stand out on the show floor. 

Required $25 kit. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E316-17 Beautiful Backgrounds - Grid-Based Fillers

E316-17 Beautiful Backgrounds - Grid-Based Fillers

With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Sold out smallThis class explores stitching nearly two dozen, free-hand, grid-based fillers including simple gridded textures as well as the popular Sashiko-based designs. You will also be exposed to several dozen other designs! These patterns are excellent choices for creating beautiful background textures, as well as for popping feathers and other motifs.

Required $20 kit. Supply list. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


E318-17 15 Minutes of Play

E318-17 15 Minutes of Play

With Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 90.00
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Level: Everyone  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Improvisationally explore ways to use your SCRAPS, 15 minutes at a time! Build sewing skills,(Y-seams&curves) combining colors and prints in new ways, push it further using templates then watch your own quilt design emerge. This is a skill building class, not project based. Come ready to PLAY!

Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E320-17 Connect the Dots: Using Layout Templates in Art & Stitch

E320-17 Connect the Dots: Using Layout Templates in Art & Stitch

With Linda Gosselin
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 100.00
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Level: Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Art & Stitch is computer software for digitizing quilting and embroidery designs. We will create intricate quilting designs using the layout templates from the ANS library, including the Snowflake, Lone Star and Pearl. This fast-paced class assumes familiarity with the Art & Stitch drawing tools.

Optional $5 Handout. Supply list.


E322-17 Remarkable Machine Trapunto For The Timid Quilter

E322-17 Remarkable Machine Trapunto For The Timid Quilter

With Mark Sherman
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 85.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Home Machines

Any quilt can be enhanced using my simple but beautiful method for machine trapunto. We will use a walking foot for this class so no need to be an advanced quilter.

Required $45 kit. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E324-17 Big Stitch on Small Quilts

E324-17 Big Stitch on Small Quilts

With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 60.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hand Work-Quilting/Applique

Learn three different "fast" hand-quilting stitches to use alone or as an added design element to machine quilting. By the end of class, students will have developed a personal "hand" stitch.

Required $15 kit. Supply list.


E326-17 Learn to Create a Shredded Fabric Art Quilt

E326-17 Learn to Create a Shredded Fabric Art Quilt

With Lenore Crawford
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 85.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

In this workshop students will learn to create a shredded fabric impressionistic art quilt using a technique originated by Noriko Endo. Fabrics are shredded using a rotary cutter and are then used to design a scene. The design is covered in tulle and top-stitched using free-motion sewing or they can be pinned and taken home to be sewn later. Students will learn about value and texture created with the fabric shreds. Finishing techniques will also be covered such as bindings and hanging methods. Lenore will also show how to use fabric paint to enhance the designs. 

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E328-17 Floating Block Tote

E328-17 Floating Block Tote

With Susan Zellers
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
Kit Fee: $30.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Serger

With fabric strips and a bold color palette, creating this stunning tote is fun and easy. You will build the tote sections on the serger. Quilt the sides with the chain stitch, to make this a totally modern looking tote to carry all.

Required $30 kit. Machines provided.


E330-17 Tickling the Ivories

E330-17 Tickling the Ivories

With Jessica Gamez
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Level: Beginner  Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Students will learn a variety of ways to quilt piano key borders along with techniques to keep lines even, borders straight and go around applique. Jessica will demonstrate how to use straight edge and curved rulers to transform simple design concepts into customized border designs that are more visually interesting and fun to do.


 

E332-17 Spunky-Funky Feathers

With Karen Marchetti
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Sold out smallThis class will stretch your creativity as you learn these no backtrack fun, whimsical, and fiercely creative feathers. While these aren’t your traditional feather, they sure are fun and can fill space rather quickly.

Required $20 kit. Supply list. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


 

E334-17 Getting Started with Pantographs

With Shelley Sieverkropp
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $3.00
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Level: Beginner  Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Learn how to pick pantographs for your skill level, starting the first row, spacing between rows, and stitching the last row. We’ll discuss strategies for hiding stops and starts, quilting sharp points and smooth curves, and how to modify designs.

Optional $3 handout.
Also offered on Wednesday, April 5th, 8am-10am E104 


E336-17 From Fast to Fancy

E336-17 From Fast to Fancy

With Bethanne Nemesh
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Freehand feathers are a quilter’s best friend. Learn to grow your freehand feathers at your own pace with the addition of details and inserts. Based on Bethanne’s popular new book of the same title, see how even beginner feathers can grow to fancy heirloom ones with a few simple changes, perfect for quilters who want the content of two of Bethanne’s hands on classes in a fast paced visual style to perfect on their own.

Optional $5 handout.


E338-17 Get your Custom On!

E338-17 Get your Custom On!

With Jane Hauprich
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

In this drawing class you will learn designs that will take your free motion quilting from ordinary to custom. Learn how thread can also help with this process.Then let me show you how to take a focus fabric and turn it into a work of art. We will be drawing and coming up with a quilting plan so that you can go home and quilt your masterpiece. 

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Required $15 kit.


E340-17 Hardcore Heirloom Feathers

E340-17 Hardcore Heirloom Feathers

With Deborah Poole
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Want to make show quality feathers but don't know where to start? This hands-on class is for you. Twist them, turn them, bend them. Learn the ins and outs of heirloom feathers. You'll have that favorite quilt ready for show in no time. 

Required $5 kit. Supply list (prework required for class). Bring thread snips. One student per machine.

Also available as a Lecture/Demo class Friday, 9-11 E304


E342-17 It’s All About the Sashing

E342-17 It’s All About the Sashing

With Sue Heinz
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 80.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Do you know that one good sashing design can unify an entire quilt? If you’ve only got a few worn-out sashing designs in your quilting toolbox, then it’s time to turn up the heat on your quilts with some unique designs. Learn just how easy it is to let the sashing design do the work of unifying the overall quilt top for you, by echoing the same design into feathers, blocks, borders, and backgrounds. Come experience sashing in a whole new way and see how Sue serves up sizzling designs sure to spice up any style quilt - because it’s all about the sashing!

Required $3 kit. Supply list.


E344-17 Dense & Dainty - Freehand Fillers

E344-17 Dense & Dainty - Freehand Fillers

With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Join me for a feast of fabulous, completely free-hand fillers! Students will quilt a mini-quilt using a multitude of gorgeous and textural fillers, suitable to enhance both traditional and modern quilts! My sample shows forty-one different fillers - students may come up with more!

Required $20 kit. Supply list. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


E346-17 The How To's of English Paper Piecing

E346-17 The How To's of English Paper Piecing

With Dorie Hruska
Friday, April 7, 2017
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hand Work-Quilting/Applique

Learn a fast, easy and accurate way to create beautiful English Paper Piecing designs. Dorie will teach you her method of basting and hand piecing hexagons for making anything from the traditional Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt to creating Modern Hexies. Including her award winning Layered Hexies.

Required $5 kit.


E348-17 The Best of Both Worlds: Combining Hand and Machine Quilting

E348-17 The Best of Both Worlds: Combining Hand and Machine Quilting

With Timna Tarr
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

Most of us love the speed and convenience of machine quilting, but some effects can only be achieved with hand quilting. Learn how to combine both techniques, so that you can finish your quilt tops quickly while expanding your quilting options with a touch of handwork.


 

E350-17 Serger University 101

With Susan Zellers
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Serger

Sold out smallFeeling intimidated by that machine sitting on the end of a table in your sewing room? Knowing what and how to use your serger will take your sewing to another level. Can you just finish off seams or is there anything else? How about piecing a quilt, putting in zippers and finishing off your quilts with a new look at binding. This workbook class will give you samples to remind you what you learned, and even a little finished project to show what you learned. 

Required $20 kit. Machines provided.
Also offered on Wednesday morning 8am-12pm E126 and Wednesday afernoon 1pm-5pm E138


 

E352-17 Tension, Batting, Needles, and Thread! Oh My! (longarm focused)

With Linda Thielfoldt
Friday, April 7, 2017
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 20.00
Handout Fee: $2.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

Linda has vast knowledge of battings, needles, and threads. Get rid of your tension by learning how all these things affect tension on the longarm machine. She has done extensive analysis and written articles in national quilting publications with her results. Get the latest and greatest information on these necessary items longarm quilters use every day.

Optional $2 handout 


 

E354-17 Trapunto and Shadow Trapunto

With Karen Sievert
Friday, April 7, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Mystified by trapunto, but love the look? This is one of my all- time favorite methods of quilting because trapunto adds so much dimension and also that “WOW factor’ to so many quilts! Trapunto, or shadow trapunto, can totally transform your quilt, and in this lecture/demo, you’ll learn how truly magical it is!! Best of all, students will go home with a sample that they can cherish because they worked on it! You’ll learn the how, why, when, and ‘how to do it’ from start to finish! This is the class for those of you searching for that something extra special you can add to your next project!

Optional $5 handout fee


E356-17 Nemeshing, The Freehand Feather Flourish, Demonstration

E356-17 Nemeshing, The Freehand Feather Flourish, Demonstration

With Bethanne Nemesh
Friday, April 7, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Learn Bethanne’s award winning “Nemeshing”…a lacy freehand feather flourish. This unique fill has been stopping crowds and pleasing clients and can be used on all types of custom work ranging from simple large scale fills to tiny show-winning backgrounds. Bethanne will demonstrate the 5 easy feather shapes that make up “Nemeshing” on backgrounds, sashing, borders, and edge-to-edge quilting as well as variations for heirloom, mid, and simple custom finishes.

Optional $5 handout.


E358-17 Custom Cuts – the New World of Computerized Cutting

E358-17 Custom Cuts – the New World of Computerized Cutting

With Candace West
Friday, April 7, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 50.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

By now most of the quilting world knows about manual die cutters and cutting hundreds of 4½” squares can be done in a snap. Tricky applique shapes can also be mass produced with these wonders. However, if you only need a few units for your project or have an original custom design in mind, the purchase of a die or creation of a custom die will get pricey very fast. But again quilters have commandeered a tool from the scrapbooking world to satisfy the need for precise custom cutting. Once available only for sign making shops the computerized cutter has been retooled for the craft and quilting market. In this class, Candace West will introduce you to the types of computerized cutting machines and software programs that are available. We will discuss the many ways these machines can be used in quilt making. From appliqué, to template making, and embellishment, these machines could be your answer to custom cuts for original quilts that are uniquely yours.

Optional $5 handout.


E360-17 Never be Afraid of a Ruler Again!

E360-17 Never be Afraid of a Ruler Again!

With Ann McNew
Friday, April 7, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

No need to ask, "Now What?" after buying a new ruler or template. Ann will cover what to look for when purchasing one, secrets to successfully using it and how to think 'out-of-the-box' to create new designs/motifs. Learn how to hold it, stabilize it, stitch around it and create with it. We’ll discuss what all those markings mean. We’ll go over how to look at a ruler, “envision” a new design/motif, and test the new design before stitching. Learn why some rulers are “go to” and which rulers would be great starter set. Ann will be discussing rulers/templates sold by over 10 Vendors. Never be afraid of a ruler again!


E362-17 Designing with Flying Colors

E362-17 Designing with Flying Colors

With Timna Tarr
Friday, April 7, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

Are you stuck in a color rut? Or are you afraid that you might make a color "mistake" in your quilts? In this workshop students will try out new color combinations as well as learn how to use color placement as a major design element in their quilts.


E400-17 Border Metamorphosis

E400-17 Border Metamorphosis

With Jessica Gamez
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Explore the "what if" while you transform borders from plain to spectacular. We will take basic designs and dress them up to fit different themes and styles.


E402-17 Let's Get Registered

E402-17 Let's Get Registered

With Deborah Poole
Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Want the look of a computer without the cost? This is the class for you. Let traditional quilting specialist, Deborah, show you how by making only a few marks on your top each motif can look like twinzies, or have that Amish Curling Feather roll with perfection.

Required $5 kit. Supply list (prework required before class) Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


E404-17 Background Fillers Revisited

E404-17 Background Fillers Revisited

With Ann McNew
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

In this class students will learn the secrets and tricks to stitching twenty-one background designs; some traditional, some modern. Gain confidence in the ability to mix and match designs, adding a personal flair. This class is suited for those new to freehand quilting and anyone ready to add multiple designs to their background filler repertoire. A quick overview of various cross-hatch designs will also be covered.

Optional $5 handout. Supply list.


E408-17 The Finishing Touch

E408-17 The Finishing Touch

With Karen Sievert
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

This lecture focuses on the end product! What YOU can do to truly make that quilt stand out! Scalloped binding? Piping? Beaded Piping? Prairie Points? Beading? It’s all about the Finish! Karen will take you through several methods of finishing a quilt to make it truly remarkable! 

Optional $5 handout.


E410-17 Mind-Fill Fantasies

E410-17 Mind-Fill Fantasies

With Bethanne Nemesh
Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame


Sold out smallDip into fantasy and let your mind wander new creative paths with this dense background filler hands on class! Inspired by macro photography, cellular photography, and the art of Zendoodling, Bethanne will teach dozens of fresh organic, modern, and fun background free-motion fill patterns. As the modern quilt making trend asks more of the background texture, new and interesting patterns are always in demand. Students will fill a prequilted and hand dyed sampler with dozens of new patterns and be inspired to innovate dozens more.

Required $25 kit. Supply list. Bring thread snips. One student per machine.


 

E412-17 PSS: I Love You!

With Linda Gosselin
Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 100.00
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Level: Beginner  Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Product Specific

“PSS” is what I call the Pro-Stitcher® Simulator. It is the standalone version of the computerized system for Handi Quilter® longarm systems. Using Pro-Stitcher® Simulator installed on your laptop, we will create quilting layouts for pantographs, blocks & borders to save & sew. Arrange your quilting designs so you can see how the entire quilt will look before taking a single stitch!

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E414-17 Uptown

E414-17 Uptown

With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Never be afraid of pinwheels again, come learn the easy way to get perfect points! Great project using pre-cuts or go scrappy with your stash.

Required $10 kit. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E416-17 From Ordinary to Heirloom

E416-17 From Ordinary to Heirloom

With Jane Hauprich
Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Intermediate  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Learn to take your quilts from regular everyday quilting to the heirloom level, making them works of art!!

Required $25 kit. One student per machine. Supply list. Bring thread snips.


E418-17 Domestic Bliss

E418-17 Domestic Bliss

With Sue Heinz
Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Home Machines

Excited about free-motion quilting on your domestic machine but not quite sure how to start? Come and see how having step-by-step instruction, ‘game changer’ tools and one-on-one machine time with an experienced quilter equals future success. Sue will share all of her favorite tools and some of her unique designs to get you on the right path towards achieving blissful quilting. Ahhhhhh! Visit: www.SueHeinz.com for more information about Sue’s books and tools and to see more samples of her work.

Required $3 kit. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E420-17 Innova Maintenance Class

E420-17 Innova Maintenance Class

With Matthew Dorey
Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Innova machine maintenance class will cover the basics for cleaning your machine, changing presser feet, setting/changing tension, check springs, bobbins & winding, changing needles, belt tension, and timing the machine. Knowledge of basic hand tools is the only prerequisite to becoming your own mechanic.


E422-17 Free-Motion Mastery in a Month

E422-17 Free-Motion Mastery in a Month

With RaNae Merrill
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 85.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Home Machines

We'll begin a block-a-day quilt that you can finish in one month. In class we'll introduce all the techniques and skills you'll practice in the 30-day program, including how to practice free-motion quilting even when you're not at a sewing machine. Make two blocks in class, then finish into the small project shown, or continue at home. Applicable to all machine quilting sit down or Longarm. 

Required $40 kit. Supply list. Sewing machines provided.


E424-17 Fusing Fabric Painting to Create an Art Quilt - Lecture

E424-17 Fusing Fabric Painting to Create an Art Quilt - Lecture

With Lenore Crawford
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

In this lecture Lenore will talk about how she has evolved from other art media to using her own fusing technique with fabric paint to create art quilts with depth and color from photographs she has taken in her travels. She will tell how she creates a piece from beginning to end and gives secrets she has learned on how to make your design a winner. She has won numerous prizes with this new style of art quilting. 


E426-17 Manipulations for Dyeing

E426-17 Manipulations for Dyeing

With Lisa Reber
Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Kit Fee: $35.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Combine fabric, dye, and sewing plus office supplies to create designs on cloth, and learn the basics of dyeing cotton with MX dyes along the way. Folding, pleating, clamping, stitching and tying will be covered.

Required $35 kit fee. Supply list.


 

E428-17 Jelly Roll Quilt Top on a Serger

With Susan Zellers
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 85.00
Kit Fee: $30.00
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Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Piecing on a serger is something many quilting enthusiast never consider. But you should. This fast and easy alternative method will surprise you. Then quilt as desired with the chain stitch, to give it a modern look. The kit fee provides all the materials to make project in class.

Required $30 kit. Machines provided.


E430-17 Filigree Feathers

E430-17 Filigree Feathers

With Jessica Gamez
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
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Level: Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Dress up your quilting with a variety of curls, scrolls, and delicate details to add a unique touch to every day feathers. We will cover different sized borders and overall filler designs.


E432-17 Build-A-Stitch 2

E432-17 Build-A-Stitch 2

With Karen Marchetti
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

This class covers a selection from the next 60 stitches in this technique. Again, just like in the Build-A-Stitch original, we'll build stitches based off a very simple stitch to expand your library of stitches even farther, but this time you'll be at the machine to practice! This technique helps imporve muscle memory all while increasing free motion confidence. Karen will also share ticks and tips on combining different stitches. 

Required $20 kit.  Bring thread Snips. One student per machine.

E434-17 Kids Can Quilt

E434-17 Kids Can Quilt

With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

Getting our youth sewing is the best way to ensure that the quilting craft will continue to the next generation. Join me for a fun discussion of my daughter's introduction and journey into the quilting world (she's only 10!). I will discuss great ways to captivate your child's interest at various ages, suggest types of projects that are age-appropriate, and hopefully introduce kids to a new creative world. Who knows...maybe they will want to enter their quilt at MQX too! Email me at msolomo1@maine.rr.com if you are bringing your child because I have a special gift for all kids that attend!  Note: Adult student may bring one child to the class, free of charge.


 

E436-17 Applique and Custom Settings with EQ7

With Candace West
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 50.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Want more EQ7? In this advanced class, I will guide students through tracing for appliqué, and setting appliqué in a design layer. Go beyond the standard block settings to design a custom quilt with free floating elements.

Optional $5 Handout. Supply list.


E438-17 Fill that Space with a Better Feather

E438-17 Fill that Space with a Better Feather

With Ann McNew
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 175.00
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Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

New to feathers? Or just want to improve your technique? Join me as we discuss the tips and tricks to throwing perfect feathers. Have a weird shape you need to stitch feathers in? Lets do it! We'll practice throwing feathers in borders, squares, circles, diamonds, paisleys and hearts. We'll explore how to make feather elements look cohesive thru out your quilt. You will leave this class feeling confident in your ability to throw feathers!

Required $20 kit. Supply list. One student per machine. Bring thread snips.


 

E440-17 PSS: Building a Wholecloth Quilt

With Linda Gosselin
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 100.00
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Level: Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Pro-Stitcher® is the computerized system for Handi Quilter® longarm systems. Using Pro-Stitcher® Simulator, what I call “PSS,” installed on your laptop, we will create a quilting layout for a whole cloth wall quilt to save and sew. Learn how to place your designs to see how the finished quilt will look before taking a single stitch! Using the designs included in your Pro-Stitcher® system, we will “lay out” a complex background, then audition quilting designs - basically build our whole cloth quilt from scratch! Advanced – this fast-paced class assumes familiarity with the Handi Quilter® Pro-Stitcher® computerized system Hands-on digital design class.

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E442-17 Quilts Rule with Ruler Work

E442-17 Quilts Rule with Ruler Work

With Jane Hauprich
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Home Machines

Now that you are able to do free motion quilting on a domestic machine, it’s time to learn how to do free motion quilting using long arm rulers. By having a free motion ruler foot on the classroom machines, let me teach this great technique that will take your free motion quilting to the next level. Ruler work on domestic machines is something everyone wants to know how to do. You will be amazed at the results you can achieve by using rulers with your quilting. Required $25 kit. Sewing machines are provided. Supply list. 


E444-17 Clever Clam Shells

E444-17 Clever Clam Shells

With Susan Pelland
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Come learn how Sue made the Clam Shell Border on last year's MQX award winning quilt, Kaffe Clam Shells. Fusible applique replaces tedious needle turned applique to make the clamshell border quickly and easily. Learn to make a quilt border or a pillow top using the fused clam shell technique. This is an applique class. Machines provided. Supply list.


E450-17 Wholecloth: Intertwined and Interlocked

E450-17 Wholecloth: Intertwined and Interlocked

With Bethanne Nemesh
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 40.00
Handout Fee: $10.00
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Raddison Hotel/Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

Creating innovative wholecoth designs can be a daunting process. Come hear how Bethanne creates her amazing wholecoths from conception to finish. Using both her own and student examples, Bethanne will emphasize balance, detail, negative space, and theme in the development of complex wholecloths quilts with both classic and pictorial quilting styles. You will gain the knowledge you need to start your own masterpiece. 

Optional full color $10 handout.


E452-17 Modern Mojo Design

E452-17 Modern Mojo Design

With Linda Thielfoldt
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Lecture / Demo

Come discover a plethora of modern quilt designs that Linda has been incorporating into her modern quilts over the past few years. She will share the tools and stencils she uses to achieve her award winning modern quilts and her process for quilting a variety of modern quilts.

Optional $5 handout. 


E466-17 Thickened Dye Exploration

E466-17 Thickened Dye Exploration

With Lisa Reber
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 65.00
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Kit Fee: $45.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Try out screen printing, mono-printing, color mixing and direct application of thickened dye. You will be able to sample each process and the different tools used with each. This class is fast-paced, fun and exciting, and you leave the mess behind!

Required $45 kit fee. Supply list.


 

E901-17 Ice Cream Social

With Janet-Lee Santeusanio & Mary Schilke
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 20.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Special Events

APQS logoThe Ice Cream Social is MQX's kickoff event. Meet many of your favorite faculty members and check out their new products and classes being offered. Ice cream smorgasbord and door prizes along with Janet-Lee and Mary's song and the concert-style T-Shirt toss.  To purchase additional ticket check event.  
No administration fee is required to attend.
Advance purchase required. 

Register BEFORE 1/5/17 - $15
Register AFTER 1/5/17 - $20 

The MQX Ice Cream Social is generously sponsored by APQS


 

E902-17 Awards Ceremony

With Janet-Lee Santeusanio
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 0.00
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Armory Stage
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Special Events

Gammill LogoLearn who the winners are at the MQX Quilt Festival-New England Awards Ceremony.


Free to students, staff, faculty, and competition entrants.
Wristband required for non-students.
Pre-registration is required.
No administration fee is required to attend.


 

E903-17 Quilters Forum

With Cathy Wiggins
Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 20.00
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Salon A
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Special Events

Thursday, April 6th, 6:30-9 pm
$20 per person

Come spend a fun-filled night with your quilting friends. Food, Fun and Door Prizes!

This year's topic: The Quilt Show, What DOES it take to put on a national level convention?

Join Moderator Cathy Wiggins for a lively discussion to get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to put on a large scale, national level convention. There's WAY more to it than you think!

Panelists:
Kathryn Amadon
Janet-Lee Santeusanio
Mary Schilke
Cathy Wiggins 

The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions on each topic and hear answers from multiple points of view. Of course there’ll be plenty of door prizes.

Administration fee is not required to attend.
Registration in advance is required
A few tickets may be available at the door


E904-17 Friday Evening Dinner

E904-17 Friday Evening Dinner

With Mark Sherman
Friday, April 7, 2017
7:00 PM Doors open 6:30 to 9:30 PM Eastern Time
$ 50.00
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Radisson Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Special Events

Have a relaxing dinner with friends, old and new. Join Mark Sherman, for his re"mark"able, humorous talk, Man Quilter.

Get Mark's first hand look at what it's like for a man quilter in a women's world. This will be a live presentation of Mark's work and an encouragement for all to be at their best.

$45.00 through 11:59 pm, January 31st 2017

$50 after midnight, February 1, 2017


Superior ThreadsEach attendee will receive a cone of thread from Superior Threads


This event is open to the public.
No administration fee is required to attend.


 

WT20-17 Why Quilts Win, a Winning Quilts Tour - Thursday Morning

With Cathy Wiggins
Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 10.00
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Radisson Lobby
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Special Events

Explore the beautiful winning quilts at MQX Quilt Festival with quilt artist Cathy Wiggins. As an experienced MQX judging room manager and winner of many awards herself, Cathy will help novices and experienced quilt enthusiastis to learn more about the individual winning quilts. Participants must be a registered student or have an admission wristband.


 

WT30-17 Why Quilts Win, a Winning Quilts Tour - Friday Morning

With Cathy Wiggins
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Eastern Time
$ 10.00
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Radisson Lobby
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Special Events

Explore the beautiful winning quilts at MQX Quilt Festival with quilt artist Cathy Wiggins. As an experienced MQX judging room manager and winner of many awards herself, Cathy will help novices and experienced quilt enthusiastis to learn more about the individual winning quilts. Participants must be a registered student or have an admission wristband.


 

WT32-17 Why Quilts Win, a Winning Quilts Tour - Friday Afternoon

With Cathy Wiggins
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 10.00
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Radisson Lobby
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Special Events

Explore the beautiful winning quilts at MQX Quilt Festival with quilt artist Cathy Wiggins. As an experienced MQX judging room manager and winner of many awards herself, Cathy will help novices and experienced quilt enthusiastis to learn more about the individual winning quilts. Participants must be a registered student or have an admission wristband.


 

WT40-17 Why Quilts Win, a Winning Quilts Tour -Saturday Morning

With Cathy Wiggins
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 10.00
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Radisson Lobby
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Special Events

Explore the beautiful winning quilts at MQX Quilt Festival with quilt artist Cathy Wiggins. As an experienced MQX judging room manager and winner of many awards herself, Cathy will help novices and experienced quilt enthusiastis to learn more about the individual winning quilts. Participants must be a registered student or have an admission wristband.


 

WT42-17 Why Quilts Win, a Winning Quilts Tour - Saturday Afternoon

With Cathy Wiggins
Saturday, April 8, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time
$ 10.00
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Radisson Lobby
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Special Events

Explore the beautiful winning quilts at MQX Quilt Festival with quilt artist Cathy Wiggins. As an experienced MQX judging room manager and winner of many awards herself, Cathy will help novices and experienced quilt enthusiastis to learn more about the individual winning quilts. Participants must be a registered student or have an admission wristband.


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