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124-20 Quilted Couture Lecture
With Candace West
Wednesday, April 15, 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: Clothing, Lecture

Elevate your fashion sewing skills while including luscious quilted texture into your garment creations. Candace West will share her secrets for creating modern quilted clothing.  Using her award-winning quilted garments as examples, this lecture covers best practices for creating your quilted couture. Topics covered include selecting suitable pattern styles, choosing the best batting/backing combination, and the optimal placement and sizing of quilting motifs to enhance the design of the garment.

Hands-On Domestic class Quilted Couture Skills available separately  150-20  Wednesday, 1pm-5pm




128-20 The Dream Team
With Sharon Blackmore and Jason Blackmore
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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

Are you considering starting a quilting business with your main squeeze? Did you know that 1 in 5 small businesses are run by a couple? Join Jason & Sharon Blackmore as they share their heartwarming story about running a successful quilting business while raising a family. Gain insights on running a day-to-day quilting operation with your partner so that you can earn and income and strengthen your relationship at the same time.




228-20 How do I Quilt it? Tips for Machine Quilting Success
With Christa Watson
Thursday, April 16, 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

Learn the secrets for successful quilting on a home sewing machine which will include: adequate basting, batting, thread choices, and making a quilting plan before you begin. Christa's methods are intuitive, stress-free, and adapt easily to any style quilt!




252-20 Untangle that Thread
With Mandy Applebee
Thursday, April 16, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

$40.00 Regular Price
Handout Fee: $5.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Lecture

Have you ever visited a vendor booth and drooled over the options but too scared to choose something new? Have trouble deciding what thread to use on a quilt or how to get the most from your threads? Mandy will help you untangle the thread mystery and how to make thread work harder. We will discuss thread types, uses, and tricks/tips for solving common thread issues. Maximize your current thread collection and perhaps even start a new thread obsession!




266-20 Pictorial Art Quilts
With Barbara Persing
Thursday, April 16, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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

Barbara shares her unique journey of becoming an art quilter without any formal art training.  Participants will gain enormous insight about various techniques and products which ultimately brings her pieces to life.  Learn how she uses a photo to create a line drawing, enlarging the image, choosing fabrics, batting, thread, and quilting textures. Be inspired and learn some new tools to use on the next art quilt. 




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.




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.




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