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Friday, April 17th


300-20 Divide and Design
With Lisa H Calle
Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

$60.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $10.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Drawing and Design

Feeling overwhelmed when gazing upon a quilt, that something creative and beautiful is beyond your scope? The cure for such reluctance is a class away.  Lisa’s three-step process will help students discover that anyone can transform the everyday quilt into something spectacular, turning special quilts into treasured heirlooms.




302-20 Quilted Mandalas
With Dorie Hruska
Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

SOLD OUT
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$175.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $25.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Intermediate, Advanced
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Mandalas draw us in and captivate us with its repetitive designs and symmetry. By using stencils and rulers we can now create these designs with quilting. We will start out by designing Mandalas on paper, then move to the longarm machine where students will quilt out their own personal Mandala design.

 One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




304-20 Quilts Rule with Ruler Work
With Jane Hauprich
Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

SOLD OUT
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$175.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $25.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Beginner, Confident Beginner
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Bring free-motion quilting to the next level by adding ruler work. Learn how to use longarm rulers to achieve perfect designs and precision. Jane will explore what rulers work best and how to add texture and design using different rulers mixed with free-motion quilting.

 One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




306-20 Quilting a Dream Big Leaf
With Julia Quiltoff
Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Only 4 seats left!
$175.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $45.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Learn how to quilt the newest edition of Dream Big, the Dream Big Leaf. Create organic textures for super natural look or quilt it as a modern sampler.   

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




308-20 Art & Stitch - Workshop 3 - Thinking Outside the Square
With Karen Hogan
Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time

$150.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $10.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Product Specific, Quilting Design Software- Art and Stitch

Students must be confident with drawing tools to attend this workshop. Learn creative fills and motif fills, many ways to design on path, playing with pearls, text, quilt top design, and many more out-of-the-square techniques.




310-20 Quilting for Noobs (Longarm)
With Jason Blackmore
Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

$45.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Beginner
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Let's focus on a simple approach to longarm quilting for those wanting to learn good habits from the start.  Discover the simplest ways to deal with common frustrations such as wavy borders and pieced backings. Learn good loading habits, time saving tips, and experience several "AHA!" moments. Jason will also share considerations for hand-guided vs. computerized longarm quilting.




312-20 Decorative Collage Quilting
With Sharon Blackmore
Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

$65.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Drawing and Design, Lecture - Demo

Explore the endless ways to combine simple design elements in a collage style to create a unique harmony and flow in any quilted piece in this drawing and demonstration class. Start with some simple design ideas and then add a bit of imagination and a dose of intuition and you’ll be well on your way to creating something unique and spectacular. And guess what.... No drawing skills are required.




314-20 Flowermania Improv Quilt Block
With Mathew Boudreaux
Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Only 1 seat left!
$80.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $15.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Home Sewing Machines, Quilt Piecing

Bogged down by the precision of traditional quilt blocks? Throw all rules out the window and create your own 20" x 20" improvisational flower using this step-by-step pattern that is both freeing as it is fascinating. There is absolutely no way to get this wrong as long as you are able to embrace the wonky.

Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.




316-20 IQ: Divide and Conquer
With Janice Kagenski
Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

$50.00 Regular Price
Handout Fee: $5.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Computerized- Intelliquilter, Product Specific

Learn to use Divide Pattern to split a closed pattern into two separate patterns, or convert a closed pattern to an open pattern with a built-in transition. Discover the multiple uses of Divide, including using closed patterns as line patterns or pantograph patterns, creating new patterns, and quilting patterns larger than the available quilting space.

The IQ tablet will not be used in class.




318R-20 Love your Featherweight Maintenance Class
With Kathy Farra
Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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$75.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $33.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Product Specific

The “Love Your Featherweight” class will enable the owner of a vintage Singer Featherweight sewing machine to have confidence when cleaning and maintaining their machine to keep it running well. This is a hands-on class where the owner will be oiling and maintaining their own machine and learning to keep their machine in top working order.  Kit fee includes a maintenance kit:  oil, lubricant, drip pan felt, bed cushions, and a double ended brush. 




320-20 Strung Along
With Timna Tarr
Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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$65.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Home Sewing Machines, Quilt Piecing

Learn the basic techniques of making a string quilt while playing and experimenting with scraps. Color theory, design, and improvisational techniques will be discussed to help students create a fun, contemporary, unique quilt.

Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.




322-20 Dimensional Leather Panel - FULL DAY
With Cathy Wiggins
Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Only 2 seats left!
$85.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $50.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Art , Hands On Home Sewing Machines

Join Cathy for a full day, two-part class creating dimensional leather art. Choosing from a selection of patterns (horse, rose, Celtic heart, daisies, to name a few), part one covers transferring the image to leather, followed by quilting. Part two covers using leather dyes to add shadows and dimension. Students will leave with a completed leather panel that can be used as wall art, journal cover, tote bag pocket, etc. The possibilities are endless. 

This is an ALL  DAY, two-part class:

8am-11am Transfer of Design & Stitching
1pm-5pm   Leather Dyeing

Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.




324-20 Creative Art of Finishing
With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

$40.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Lecture

Stop the madness! Don't get bogged down with unfinished projects instead, consider them as new possibilities. Vintage or newly abandoned and discover creative ways to reconfigure or up-cycle orphan projects to suit today's life style. Let's talk about how to finish.




326-20 Levitate - 2 Day Workshop (#2)
With Danny Amazonas
Apr 17, 2020 to
Apr 18, 2020

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time

SOLD OUT
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$599.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Art , Special Events

“Freehand Patchwork is an unorthodox technique that is like painting with colorful fabric. The beauty of the original textile designs are fully expressed while freely interpreting the image of the textile art. This is something extraordinary that could not be achieved in painting. Using just rotary cutter and produced layers of overlapping fused fabric and having raw edges are something traditional quilters rarely do. Every piece of artwork is machine sewn with invisible thread with free motion stitches.”

The class fee includes a kit with materials needed for the class.

Each class kit includes:

  1. A 16" x 14" Levitate tote bag.
  2. A 14" x 14" Levitate fabric prints as reference image.
  3. 1,200 square inches of *treated fabric with 48 different colors and values enough to create 20 different sizes of "spheres"      

 *Each piece of fabric is treated with starch to prevent fraying and for easy cutting with rotary cutter, then fused on the backside of every piece of fabric. The entire process is too messy to be prepared in class, but it will be fully presented in detail with PowerPoint.

This is a special event class: 2 Days of Instruction.  Friday-Saturday,  1 hour lunch break
The class fee includes a kit with material needed for the class and a wristband for show entry.




328-20 Rulers for Rookies
With Lisa H Calle
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Only 1 seat left!
$175.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $35.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Join Lisa in Rulers for Rookies and be ready for four full hours of ruler action.  This class is a comprehensive hands-on class incorporating straight edges, circles, and other Quilter’s Groove Rulers. Whether you have never touched a ruler, or feel that your skills could use a little coaching,  this intensive ruler class will spark new creativity and innovation.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




330-20 New Life for Classic Quilt Blocks
With Julia Quiltoff
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

SOLD OUT
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$175.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $25.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Let's learn how to view classic quilt blocks with fresh, new look! Julia will work with each student to explore simple, yet effective tricks of how to make familiar blocks look modern, complex, and breathtaking.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.

 




332-20 Floral Confetti
With Dorie Hruska
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

$45.00 Regular Price
Handout Fee: $5.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

In this lecture/demo class we will explore all things Floral. Flowers, stems and leaves...with cherries, swirls, ribbons, starburst, butterflies, bees, and dragonflies sprinkled all around. Freehand overall designs that are simple, yet when combined, appear to be very complex. Join Dorie as she breaks down these designs and teaches you how to stitch them out continuously.




334-20 Frame it with Feathers
With Sharon Blackmore
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

$65.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree/ Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Drawing and Design, Lecture - Demo

Feathers make fantastic border treatments! Learn how to design unique feathers for borders and open spaces; then learn how to mark and quilt them during this drawing and demonstration class. Struggle to quilt feathers in the first place? Sharon will teach her secrets for nailing feathers to quilt feather designs with ease. 




336-20 IQ: Solving Pattern Alignment Issues During Stitching
With Janice Kagenski
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

$50.00 Regular Price
Handout Fee: $5.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Computerized- Intelliquilter, Product Specific

Learn techniques to combat pattern alignment issues during stitching for patterns that must touch each other to be successful. Crosshatching, puzzle pieces, and chicken wire are prime examples. Learn to create a visually pleasing result with the majority of quilting done as a pantograph, and the remainder using the magic of line pattern. Students will receive several IQ patterns (by email after class).

 The IQ tablet will not be used in class.




338-20 Stitched Mosaics
With Timna Tarr
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

SOLD OUT
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$70.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $45.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Intermediate
Type of Class: Hands On Home Sewing Machines, Quilt Piecing

Create photorealistic quilts one square at a time. Using a photo and kit provided in class, learn the process of making a fabric mosaic using turned-edge machine applique. Color, value, and fabric placement and will also be discussed.

Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.




340-20 Modern Free Wheeling Circles
With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Only 3 seats left!
$70.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $12.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Home Sewing Machines, Quilt Piecing

Modern and bold stitched with speed and ease...with an extra curve or two. Learn the raw edge technique to achieve perfect stress-free" curves without piecing. Experiment with different layouts to produce a unique design. Game on!

Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.




342-20 Innova Advanced AutoPilot
With Daniel Sloane
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

$50.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Computerized- Autopilot, Product Specific

Explore advanced features of Innova's AutoPilot software. Not sure what all those icons do? Learn how to take full advantage of AutoPilot’s capabilities including boundaries, masking, echoing and more. Dan will walk you through using fills on your favorite panels and how to mix computerized quilting with free-motion to give your quilt that extra wow factor. Buy an Innova at the show and we’ll credit the class toward your purchase.




346-20 Pictorial Edge Coloring Applique Full Day - 2 Part Class
With Barbara Persing
Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

SOLD OUT
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$225.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $45.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Quilting-Applique , Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Learn Barbara's award winning applique technique.  Create block #2, Pears, from The Orchard. Beginner to advanced quilters are welcome as all levels of quilters will find success with this technique. The class will cover the applique process for raw edge applique, tracing and cutting out the applique pieces, gluing the block, and finally stitching down the applique. No applique experience is needed and we will do all the applique by machine.

All day, Two-part class
9am-12pm - Applique
1pm-5pm - HandsOn
One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




348-20 Sensational Silk
With Cheryl Lynch
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

$40.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel/ Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Lecture

Silk Dupioni is a luxurious, beautiful fabric that that has an elegant shimmer to it.  It can add richness to any project and has a unique quality based on its slub and iridescence.  Cheryl will share her silk body of work that includes everything from Jewish ritual pieces to traditional quilts to modern quilts.  Learn how to tame this potentially difficult fabric so that you will have the courage to cut into it and try it in one of your projects.




352-20 Hey Man - Lookit that Baptist Fan
With Kathleen Mitchell
Friday, April 17, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

$45.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo, Product Specific

What has five fingers, can swing, glide, and navigate curves with ease?   You and the Baptist Fan ruler!  This class guides both confident beginner and seasoned quilters around continuous curves, clams, scallops, vines in five sizes, with the all-in-one acrylic guide.  Create simple fills before traveling through the a-mazing maze of the Baptist Fan. 

This lecture/demo class will show use on both a home sewing and a stand-up frame machines.




354-20 The Element of Change
With Jane Hauprich
Friday, April 17, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

$45.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Drawing and Design

In this drawing class, learn how to combine designs or change something about a standard design to create something extra special. Jane will guide students to move free motion quilting to the next level by taking simple designs, adding an additional design element, to dramatically expand your design repertoire.




904-20 Friday Night Dinner with Mister Domestic
With Mathew Boudreaux aka Mister Domestic
Friday, April 17, 2020
7:00 PM Doors open 6:30 to 9:00 PM Eastern Time

$50.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Special Events

Join us for a relaxing evening with friends old and new. The Friday Night Dinner is the final evening event for the show and we are pleased to have Mathew Boudreaux, aka Mister Domestic, as our special guest speaker who will talk to us about, "Losing Control to Find Your Voice."

Mathew Boudreau's appearance is generously sponsored by Bernina

Superior Threads sponsors a cone of thread for each attendee. 

Pre-registration is required. 
No administration fee is required to attend.




WT31-20 Why Quilts Win, a Winning Quilts Tour - Friday Morning
With Kathie Beltz
Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Eastern Time

$10.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Walking Tours

Explore the beautiful winning quilts at MQX Quilt Festival with Kathie Beltz. What makes one quilt stand out above the rest? Kathie will be your guide to the winners circle. Get new perspective of the judging process by viewing the winners up close and learning more about the winning quilts. Participants must be a registered student or have an admission wristband.




WT32-20 Why Quilts Win, a Winning Quilts Tour - Friday Afternoon
With Kathie Beltz
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time

Only 5 seats left!
$10.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Walking Tours

Explore the beautiful winning quilts at MQX Quilt Festival with Kathie Beltz. What makes one quilt stand out above the rest? Kathie will be your guide to the winners circle. Get new perspective of the judging process by viewing the winners up close and learning more about the winning quilts. Participants must be a registered student or have an admission wristband.




WT33-20 Why Quilts Win, a Winning Quilts Tour - Friday Afternoon
With Kathie Beltz
Friday, April 17, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time

$10.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Walking Tours

Explore the beautiful winning quilts at MQX Quilt Festival with Kathie Beltz. What makes one quilt stand out above the rest? Kathie will be your guide to the winners circle. Get new perspective of the judging process by viewing the winners up close and learning more about the winning quilts. Participants must be a registered student or have an admission wristband.




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