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112-20 Design for the Block
With Mandy Applebee
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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

Figuring out how to quilt some of the most common blocks in quilting can be tricky. Join Mandy as she talks about a variety of options to quilt common blocks. We will be drawing and doodling as we go along. The designs can be used in sampler quilts or single block quilts to make a masterpiece. Join Mandy to figure out how to design for any block.




110-20 Quilt That Shape!
With Julia Quiltoff
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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

Learn about the common shapes used for quilting: triangles, squares, diamonds and hexagons. Students will explore several styles and ideas of how to quilt each shape unusually and turn a simple shape into an interesting shining piece. Discover different ways to divide and quilt each shape then leave the class with a fat catalog of ideas!




144-20 Borders Out of Nowhere
With Julia Quiltoff
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

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

Experience some magic with Julia by creating beautiful border designs on plain borders. Learn how to break down the border and build complex quilting architecture. 




142-20 Build a Stitch Library
With Mandy Applebee
Wednesday, April 15, 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:  Beginner
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Are you new to longarm quilting and don't know where to begin? Have you thought about taking the jump but don't know where to start? Mandy will help you learn a few basic beginner quilting designs that can be combined and enhanced to create your own basic stitch design library. This is truly a beginner class so no prior experience is needed. Come have fun, explore the possibilities of longarm quilting, and begin building your design library.




158-20 Shape Shifting
With Mandy Applebee
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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

If you are able to get comfortable creating a few basic shapes in quilting you can begin to combine them to create so many cool and useful designs. Join me and begin your journey into freemotion quilting.




160-20 Crosshatching with Stencils & Rulers
With Dorie Hruska
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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

Crosshatching comes in many forms; straight, curved, wavy, and modern. So where do you begin? Join Dorie as she shows you some creative ways to quilt out crosshatching designs with ease. During the class students will see how to apply different designs using rulers and leave with the confidence needed to try crosshatching on your next quilt project.




212-20 Practice with Purpose
With Sharon Blackmore
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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

This class will give you the tools to Practice with Purpose. Students will learn how to make every stitch count toward better control, increased and accurate muscle memory, develop intuition and consistency in shape/size of designs. Sharon will share her secrets to “fast-track” your skill development, so that every moment spent practicing has been well spent.  




210-20 Feathers for the Timid
With Lisa H Calle
Thursday, April 16, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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

Using Lisa’s approach, students will be astounded how easy feathers can be to execute and to move past the fear of feathers.  We will explore embellishing feathers for additional creativity which will bring hours of fun to quilting.  This class  incorporates drawing and stitching to enable students to create a unique and personal look to future quilt feathering.




236-20 Zentangle Quilting
With Julia Quiltoff
Thursday, April 16, 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

Students will learn the basic theory of Zentangle art implemented into quilting with easy to follow instructions for creating a pattern and quilting it. Promote your creativity and reduce stress while creating unusual forms and textures and may completely change your quilting path!




254-20 Ribbon Work & Embroidered Flowers on the Longarm
With DeLoa Jones
Thursday, April 16, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

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

Learn new  techniques for your longarm or home sewing machines too! These embroidered flowers are made on toile and then applied to your quilt. DeLoa will demonstrate how this free-flowing ribbon work adds another artistic layer to simple piecing. If you like the look of thread painting and want to add new dimension to your quilts, without over-quilting, these new techniques are worth exploring.




262-20 Quilting & Designing with a Curved Ruler
With DeLoa Jones
Thursday, April 16, 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

Curved crosshatching is but one of the designs explored in this class. Students will learn about the versatility of using the curved ruler in blocks, sashings, and borders as well as crosshatching. DeLoa will demonstrate all that can be done with precision and design using curved rulers.

 




260-20 Inspired by Nature: Find Quilting Ideas around You
With Julia Quiltoff
Thursday, April 16, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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

Nature is a generous source of inspiration.  Flowers, trees or bushes, desert, ocean, or jungle - beauty is everywhere around you. Let Julia take you on an amazing journey of noticing beautiful shapes and amazing textures that exist all around us every day and convert them into quilting designs.




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.




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.




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. 




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.




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.




410-20 It's All in the Ruler
With DeLoa Jones
Saturday, April 18, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

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

As a ruler designer, DeLoa will show students how to use her rulers, the trick to holding them, and lining them up correctly. Along with the straight edge tools, learn how to use the Boomerangs for curved crosshatch, the circle busters, and heart guides then add free-motion quilting for more design opportunities. The Rope-a-Dope makes great rope designs and the ruler that started it all, Appliguide to go around appliqué smoothly. Along with instruction there will be samples and many designs that go beyond the basic use of these guides.

This class is specific to the rulers developed by DeLoa Jones.




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