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Thursday, April 16th


200-20 Flowermania English Paper Piecing
With Mathew Boudreaux
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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$65.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $15.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Handwork

Learn English Paper Piecing with Mister Domestic as he walks you through his tips and tricks of this portable and super fun sewing technique as you stitch up your own flowers from his Flowermania Quilt Pattern. Once the basics are out of the way, you’ll be able to discover and enjoy exactly what makes English Paper Piecing so addictive in this community environment. This class is beginner friendly. If you can thread a needle, then you can do this.




202-20 Deerskin Wholecloth
With Cathy Wiggins
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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$175.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $65.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Join Cathy to see how easy it is to create a beautiful deerskin wholecloth on the longarm. Choosing from a selection of designs, students will learn to transfer images to leather, layer it for optimal visual impact, and then how to use machine quilting to bring the image to life. Students will leave with their own quilted deerskin wall art. 

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




204-20 Beyond the Basics - Free Motion Quilting
With Jane Hauprich
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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

Do you have beginner’s free motion quilting experience, and don’t know where to go from here? Are you afraid of moving on? Let Jane share a multitude of fun designs that will help bring your quilt tops to life. We will take time to come up with new imaginative designs to apply to your quilts. 

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




206-20 Doodle Quilting: Mix and Match!
With Julia Quiltoff
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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$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

Doodle quilting is a fun way to create a beautiful texture for background or allover quilting. Learn new shapes and ideas and mix them with designs you already know! Julia will teach you how to balance different elements, scales, and densities so that students will leave class confident and inspired.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




208-20 Art & Stitch - Workshop 2 - Let's Get Creative with Art & Stitch
With Karen Hogan
Thursday, April 16, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Only 1 seat left!
$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

Following up from Workshop 1, we explore the fun features and magic tricks of Art & Stitch to transform your quilts. Create frames, simple edge-to-edge designs, echoes for applique, and many more creative applications.




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.




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.  




214-20 Heavy Metal Monograms
With Candace West
Thursday, April 16, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time

$80.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $25.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Home Sewing Machines

A fun mixed media mini-quilt to learn how to incorporate the ancient art of chainmail weaving into your quilts. In this hands-on class, you will weave a European 4 and 1 chainmail unit and learn the best ways to attach it to your quilt art creations. Embellish your quilt with more heavy metal techniques using tools for setting metal rivets and grommets to give your quilt that unexpected flair!

Please read supply list; students may advance order kit/tools in specific color

 Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.




216-20 IQ: Borders, Borders, Borders
With Janice Kagenski
Thursday, April 16, 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 the various methods of border design on the IQ using Repeat Pattern, Path Pattern, and Line Pattern. Size the borders to fit the ideal quilt, then learn how to make them fit the actual quilt and stitch them without turning the quilt.

 The IQ tablet will not used in class.




218-20 Beginner Apliquick Applique
With Kyra Reps
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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$65.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $45.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Handwork, Product Specific

In this class we will be learning to use Apliquick applique method. We will be focusing on using the Apliquick tools to turn the edges under on the applique creating a beautiful mandala. This is done on a 20" x 20" background fabric. 

See supply list for complete kit details.




220R-20 : Moroccan Mosaic Quilt Tiles
With Heidi Proffetty
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

$65.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $30.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Confident Beginner
Type of Class: Hands On Home Sewing Machines

Discover how to transform tile artwork into stunning mosaic art quilts. Learn about the ancient forms of Azulejo & Talavara sytles of tilework derived from the Arabic form of Zellige. Using my variation of these historic tile making practices, you will design your own unique mosaic quilt blocks.  Then I'll show you how to do some easy free-motion micro quilting on them. Plus, I'll share with you how I create amazing tessellated quilt designs on a much larger scale using a digital cutter. Join me for a bit of art history and mosaic quilt tile fun!
See supply list for complete kit details
Sewing machines are provided for your use in class




222-20 Simon Says
With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

$65.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $30.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Home Sewing Machines, Quilt Piecing

Do this! Oh no, you forgot to wait for Simon Says. Just follow these stylized modern geese on a new flight to stress free piecing. Bold Pyramids takes form using three different polygon shapes. Learn how to construct a perfect butterfly seam, Simon says.

Sewing machines are provided for your use in class




224-20 Creating a Masterpiece - Full Day Class
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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$225.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $25.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Drawing and Design, Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Ever wonder what characteristics of quilt design elevate it from nice to award-winning? Join me for an all-day class where we will spend the morning analyzing characteristics of design, and the afternoon on the longarm implementing a design. With my guidance, students will design quilting for a small quilt, utilizing my techniques for breaking up a blank background to create interest as well as secondary patterns. 

This is a FULL DAY CLASS, two-part class:
8:30 am - 11:30 am - Design
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Hands-on Longarm

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




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!




232-20 Going Beyond The Stencil
With Jane Hauprich
Thursday, April 16, 2020
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Only 3 seats left!
$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

Going Beyond The Stencil is a class on seeing beyond the ordinary and using stencils differently. We will play with several different stencils both in the designing process and then stitching out our designs. This will be a fun class to expand your imagination and quilting.

 One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




234-20 Longarm Meet and Greet
With Lisa Calle
Thursday, April 16, 2020
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Only 2 seats 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

This meet and greet allows students to remove the apprehension out of making a connection with the longarm machine. This class is perfect for the student who is thinking about purchasing the longarm or has just purchased one and feeling a bit overwhelmed. Lisa  will engage students in discussions that pertain to loading the top, the importance of square backing, simple all-over designs, simple custom designs, and many other important topics.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




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!




240-20 IQ: No-Sew Zones – No Problem!
With Janice Kagenski
Thursday, April 16, 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 to define and use No-Sew Zones in a variety of situations including: No-Sew Zones inside pantographs, with background fills, and larger than the available quilting space. Techniques for dealing with fabric draw-up and minimizing transitions at the No-Sew Zones will be discussed.

 The IQ tablet will not used in class.




242-20 Background Magic
With Barbara Persing
Thursday, April 16, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

$45.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $8.00
DoubleTree Hotel/ Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Art , Drawing and Design

In this no rulers class, we will explore using simple waves, squiggles, and wiggles, plus a few lines to give you the recipe for  perfect background fills. This technique can be adapted for all quilt types including modern, traditional, and pictorial. The class handout has over 42 designs which are perfect to mix and match creating unique quilting backgrounds.




244-20 Walking Foot Wonders
With Christa Watson
Thursday, April 16, 2020
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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$70.00 Regular Price
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Home Sewing Machines

Learn to stitch beyond the ditch and unleash the power of your walking foot to quilt modern or traditional designs. Walking foot motifs to be taught include: wavy lines, decorative stitches, irregular grids, large continuous spirals, several straight line variations, and more! Students will  leave class armed with the confidence that yes, you can quilt your own quilts.

Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.




246-20 Sunny Side Up
With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Thursday, April 16, 2020
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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$70.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $25.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Hands On Home Sewing Machines, Quilt Piecing

A field of sunflowers just makes you happy. Recreate your favorite sunflowers or imagine electric new varieties. This design cleverly uses two sizes of kite polygons cut from 3" and 5" strips. Learn "crisscross" and "butterfly" seams for effortless piecing. 

Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.




248-20 Row-by-Row Free Motion Quilting
With Dorie Hruska
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: Drawing and Design

Quilting is not always about precision, sometimes you have to let loose and quilt without any rules. This beginner ,free motion, drawing class will fill your mind with countless modern ideas for quilting in small spaces. This class applies to new free motion quilters or those that want to broaden their free motion skills.




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!




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.




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.




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.

 




264-20 Leather Roses
With Cathy Wiggins
Thursday, April 16, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

$45.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $30.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Art

Leather roses are quick, easy, and last forever. They can be put on a stem for a vase or on leather to use as embellishments on purses, art quilts, etc. They make great gifts and a fun project for kids of all ages. Class kits include materials for three roses. Additional supplies are available for purchase.




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. 




268-20 Finding your Path
With Dorie Hruska
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:  Everyone
Type of Class: Drawing and Design

Do you struggle with how to quilt a top with the least amount of starts and stops? In this class students will learn the strategies Dorie uses to find the continuous path around pieced blocks. Then take it to the next level by connecting these free-motion designs across the width of the quilt top with one start and one stop. This class is based on Dorie's book, Making Connections. Students are encouraged to bring a quilt top to class for design discussion.




270-20 Innova AutoPilot Edge-to-Edge
With Daniel Sloane
Thursday, April 16, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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

Learn how to take edge-to-edge quilting to new heights with Innova’s AutoPilot Software.  Dan will cover the basics of automated edge-to-edge and explore some more advanced features like adding borders, cornerstones, and masking around appliqué objects.  Beginners are welcome! Buy an Innova at the show and we’ll credit the class toward your purchase.




903-20 Quilters Fun Night - Dot Mandala
With Kyra Reps
Thursday, April 16, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Time

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$20.00 Regular Price
Kit Fee: $45.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level:  Everyone
Type of Class: Special Events

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Come join the fun, for an evening of laughs and socializing with your fellow quilters. Kyra will teach you her Dot Mandala painting . Cost of event includes dinner of pizza, salad and of course - a dessert.

No administration fee is required to attend.




WT21-20 Why Quilts Win, a Winning Quilts Tour - Thursday Morning
With Kathie Beltz
Thursday, April 16, 2020
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM 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.




WT22-20 Why Quilts Win, a Winning Quilts Tour - Thursday Afternoon
With Kathie Beltz
Thursday, April 16, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 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.




WT23-20 Why Quilts Win, a Winning Quilts Tour - Thursday Afternoon
With Kathie Beltz
Thursday, April 16, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Only 4 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.




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