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MQX QUILT FESTIVAL MIDWEST
SEPTEMBER 2018


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M001-18 Ice Dyed-Scarf Make'n Take - PreShow
M001-18 Ice Dyed-Scarf Make'n Take - PreShow
With Cindy Lohbeck
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Central Time

$ 20.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

You will have several styles of rayon scarves to choose from, a folding station with instructions, examples, tools and bindings, and a fully stocked color bar of ready mixed dye to custom color your ice dyed palette! This 45 minute project will leave you with a fabulous fashion accessory to remind you of your fun at MQX every time you wear it!  

You will have plenty of time to complete this project. Don't hestiate to Show It Off at the Ice Cream Social Event that evening.




M003-18 Ice-Dyed Scarf Make'n Take - PreShow
M003-18 Ice-Dyed Scarf Make'n Take - PreShow
With Cindy Lohbeck
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Central Time

$ 20.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

You will have several styles of rayon scarves to choose from, a folding station with instructions, examples, tools and bindings, and a fully stocked color bar of ready mixed dye to custom color your ice dyed palette! This 45 minute project will leave you with a fabulous fashion accessory to remind you of your fun at MQX every time you wear it!

You will have plenty of time to complete this project. Don't hestiate to Show It Off at the Ice Cream Social Event that evening.




M101-18 Pop Those Lines!
M101-18 Pop Those Lines!
With Karen Marchetti
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $30.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Using rulers and some amazing background fills on a custom-printed panel, Karen will share how to make your ruler work pop!  Straight edge and curved edge longarm rulers are required. Karen will have her rulers available for purchase.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




M103-18 Simple Custom for Beginners
M103-18 Simple Custom for Beginners
With Clementine Buzick
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $15.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

This class will help the beginner get started. From holding the ruler to custom free motion work. Designed to give the beginner quilter the confidence to try it!

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.
Also offered as a Lecture/Demo, Friday 1pm-3pm  M339




M105-18 Floral Confetti
M105-18 Floral Confetti
With Dorie Hruska
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

In this hands on class we will explore all things Floral. Flowers, Stems and Leaves...with cherries, swirls, butterflies, bees & dragonflies 'Sprinkled' all around. Freehand overall designs that are simple, yet when combined, appear to be very complex.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




M107-18 Breaking Space: How to see Hidden Quilting Opportunities
M107-18 Breaking Space: How to see Hidden Quilting Opportunities
With Julia Quiltoff
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Made a quilt with wide open space and have no idea how to quilt it? Bored of simply filling that space with stippling/bubbles? Come to this class and I'll show you endless possibilities of breaking space and creating super interesting quilts! 




M111-18 It's All in the Ruler
M111-18 It's All in the Ruler
With DeLoa Jones
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

I have many rulers on the market and I would love to show you how they work and what they do. In this class I will cover the basic use of all of them. With DeLoa’s rulers we will cover the straight and curved rulers, circles, hearts, waves, puzzle pearls, clam shells and of course the rope a dope ruler. You will be delighted with the designs and precision you can achieve with these tools.




M113-18 Fusapalooza XXL
M113-18 Fusapalooza XXL
With Robbi Joy Eklow
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time

$ 80.00
Kit Fee: $12.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Fused applique is a great way to make a quilt. It goes quickly and you can edit at anytime! Choose a pattern in class and get started on an art quilt! 3 x 4 foot patterns  to create 3x4 foot quilts or even bigger! Robbi's quilts have won many awards. www.robbieklow.com

 




M115-18 Applique the Easy Way - Owls
M115-18 Applique the Easy Way - Owls
With Kathy McNeil
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

$ 65.00
Kit Fee: $18.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Let these adorable little owls teach you how easy appliqué can be. Each bird is created as a unit off block. Apliquick has a swift learning curve and people are so excited with this method that is sweeping the appliqué world. Enhance the visual impact of your little owls by adding details with embroidery stitches.

Appliquick Tools are required for this class, bring your own or purchase in class for $55. Please read the detailed supply list before booking this class.




M117-18 Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts
M117-18 Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts
With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time

$ 85.00
Kit Fee: $30.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Okay isn’t it time to clear the clutter in your life? What about using up all those bits and pieces stuff in nooks, crannies and boxes? Better? Let’s make an old fashion favorite pineapple quilt with a new and contemporary twist; sewn with perfection and totally random; and without paper piecing! This workshop turns trash to a treasured one of a kind pineapple quilt. Kit Fee includes: Pineapple Tool by Gyleen ($15) and Trash to Treasure Pineapple Book ($15) are mandatory. Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.  




M119-18 Freezing Your Backsides!
M119-18 Freezing Your Backsides!
With Cindy Lohbeck
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time

$ 90.00
Kit Fee: $100.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Designed for the long arm enthusiast, this class offers an opportunity to practice ice dyeing techniques on large pieces of fabric. Study samples, discuss, plan and execute 2 different pieces of fabric. Learn a helpful buddy system for folding fabric, and select your own color combinations. This class will have limited availability to ensure plenty of room to maneuver, as well as individual class time attention. While it is not absolutely necessary, some previous fabric dyeing experience will be helpful.




M123-18 Ruler Quilting FUNdamentals
M123-18 Ruler Quilting FUNdamentals
With Valli Schiller
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

$ 65.00
Kit Fee: $30.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Home Machines

Add a new technique to your sit-down free motion quilting repertoire! Ruler guided quilting lets you stitch smooth straight lines and curves with minimal marking. With feed dogs dropped, you can stitch in any direction to create complex designs without turning your quilt.

Sewing machines are NOT provided for your use in class, you must bring your own. 




M125-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 1
M125-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 1
With Carol Best
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Central Time

$ 50.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Who is this for? For those with no experience or would like to get a refresher on the basics of Art & Stitch. This hands-on class will cover basic features of Art & Stitch. You will learn how to draw, edit, apply stitches and save your designs to take to your quilting system. We will use the powerful vector tools to learn how to draw designs with quilting in mind. Don't worry if you can't draw, you will be taught how to use the backdrop tool to trace ordinary images and then turn them into extraordinary designs! You will then learn to manipulate the nodes and anchors on designs you have created. We will also look at how to edit existing designs you already own. We will end this session with the magic of Art & Stitch using the Magic Square, Magic Circle and Magic Ray features that turn simply doodles into award winning designs!


M127-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 2
M127-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 2
With Carol Best
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Central Time

$ 50.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Who is this for? Confident Beginners - those who are comfortable with the Art & Stitch drawing tools. You now know the basics, let's build on those skills and learn advanced features of Art & Stitch. In this hands-on class, we will start by looking at the many different fill types such as; Cross Hatching, Creative Fill and Motif Fills. Fun with TrueType fonts will be next as we learn how to personalize a design or create artwork from object based fonts. We will then learn how to create continuous line designs, using features like; Connect, Combine, Merge and Exclude. We end this session by looking at the bread and butter of longarming, Edge to Edge designs with the Meander Anything and Power Copy tools.


M133-18 Quilt That Shape!
M133-18 Quilt That Shape!
With Julia Quiltoff
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Central Time

Only 5 seats left!
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

This class takes you through the common shapes used for quilting: triangles, squares, diamonds and hexies and teaches several styles and ideas of how to quilt them unusually and turn a simple shape into an interesting shining piece. 

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.
Also available Friday, 1pm-5pm  M337




M135-18 Creating a Masterpiece - Two-Part Class
M135-18 Creating a Masterpiece - Two-Part Class
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time

Only 3 seats left!
$ 260.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Ever wonder what attributes of design make quilts go from pretty to stunning? Join me as we do a 2 part class. Three hours in the morning will be devoted to studying the features of design which make quilts great. We'll discuss making the most of negative (AKA empty!) space, marking tools, and which combinations of designs work best together (and why!). Then, each student will create their design for a lovely vintage quilt top, with assistance from me. In the afternoon, we will execute these designs on the longarm, learning the proper order for quilting the many motifs. For students who have previously taken my "A is for Applique" class, this is very similar.

Part 1 - 8:30am - 11:30am (drawing)
Part 2 - 1pm - 5pm (hands-on)

One student per machine. Bring thread snips. 




M137-18 Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting
M137-18 Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting
With Natalia Bonner
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Central Time

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$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

In this hands-on class, you will learn all the basics of free-motion quilting, from choosing the correct thread, batting, and fabric to the basics of stitching on your quilt top. Then you’ll have a chance to try your skills with more than 50 step-by-step tutorials for stitching allover quilting, quilting borders and sashing, and adding background fillers as well as quilting on individual blocks and appliqué.

Be sure to review supply list prior to registering for class.
One student per machine. Bring thread snips.




M139-18 Spunky Funky Feathers
M139-18 Spunky Funky Feathers
With Karen Marchetti
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Feathers are Karen's absolute favorite quilty thing! Feathers seem to scare some people due to their formalness. This class will stretch your creativity as you learn these fun, no backtrack, whimsical, and fiercely creative feathers.

Also available as a hands-on class, Thursday 8am-12pm  M201




M141-18 Row-by-Row Free-Motion Designs
M141-18 Row-by-Row Free-Motion Designs
With Dorie Hruska
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
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 freemotion class will fill your mind with countless Modern ideas for quilting in those small spaces.

Also available as a hands-on Thursday, 8am-12pm  M205




 
M143-18 Transferring Designs for Longarm Quilting
With DeLoa Jones
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Design ideas can come from coloring books, architecture, fabric and so many many places. How can use these resources in your quilting. Let me show you many different ways to transfer designs to your quilts. We will explore the use of stencils, light boxes, laser lights, chalk transfer. You don’t need a computer system to put fun stuff on your quilts.

Also available Wednesday, 1pm-3pm   M411




M147-18 Razzle Dazzle your Borders
M147-18 Razzle Dazzle your Borders
With Kathy McNeil
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

Let’s take it up a notch. The quilt is done. Do your borders enhance the “ Visual Impact” of your quilts or are they just necessary finishing elements? Kathy’s tips will help you choose the best patterns, styles and sizes of borders to add some razzle dazzle to your finish line. Handouts include suggestions and instructions for Inner borders, Fancy Outer borders, No border-Fancy Bindings.




M149-18 Mini Quilts - A Baker's Dozen
M149-18 Mini Quilts - A Baker's Dozen
With Valli Schiller
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Central Time

$ 65.00
Kit Fee: $17.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Home Machines

Turn simple shapes into bright, bold, sculptural designs using fabric marker “faux couching” and freehand doodle quilting. Come with a spool of black thread and leave with an 8” square mini quilt/potholder along with patterns and ideas for a dozen more.  

Sewing machines are NOT provided for your use in class, you must bring your own.  Students may remain to sew in the class till 8:30 pm at your own risk.




M151-18 Dazzling Diamond Designs
M151-18 Dazzling Diamond Designs
With Dorie Hruska
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Who doesn't love Diamonds? In this drawing class we will explore many ways to quilt Diamonds using pieced blocks or a Diamond grid that have been marked with a stencil. These designs can be quilted with one start and one stop. Adding gorgeous texture to your borders, sashing and blocks has never been more fun!


M153-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 3
M153-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 3
With Carol Best
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

$ 50.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Intermediate  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Who is this for? Designed with the confident Art & Stitch users in mind. You should have successfully digitized designs prior to this class. This hands-on class is for those who want to digitize like a professional! You have learned the basics and have added some advanced techniques from the previous Skill Builder classes. Now we need to apply these skills and put it to work in your quilting projects. This class will start by providing ideas on where to look for design inspiration. From that inspiration, we will learn to create design sets that include blocks, borders, mitered corners and E2E. We will look at techniques such as interlocking designs, feathers, pearls, and more as time permits.


M157-18 Build-a-Stitch
M157-18 Build-a-Stitch
With Karen Marchetti
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Beginner  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Starting with basic stitches, we'll expand your library of stitches by adding one element at a time. This class is great for beginners as well as those wanting to stitch from the front of the machine. 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.

Also available as a hands-on class Thursday 1pm-5pm  M233




M165-18 Fill in the Blank
M165-18 Fill in the Blank
With Clementine Buzick
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture - Demo

Learn how to do fun funky fills! From simple to advanced, Traditional to modern. Let's just have fun filling in the blank! (space)

Offered as a hands-on, Thursday, 8am-12pm  M203




M167-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 4
M167-18 Art & Stitch – Skill Builder 4
With Carol Best
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

$ 50.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Advanced  
Type of Class: Product Specific

Who is this for? For those who have taken Skill Builders 1-3 or who are confident users of Art & Stitch. We will look at how to use Art & Stitch with other hardware and software programs for the first part of this session. This class will get you thinking out of the box of traditional digitizing. We will look at how EQ7 can be used in conjunction with Art & Stitch. We will then go Beyond the Mouse! You will be shown how to use your iPad or Android tablet to draw designs and then send them to Art & Stitch ready to apply stitches. You will also learn how to create an e-Catalog of all of your designs and save it to your iPad or Android tablet to access where ever you go. We will then discover how digital die cutters can be used with Art & Stitch. The last half of this class will be focused on Advanced Techniques, such as auditioning designs for easy quilting, cracking the "Quilt as Desired" code by learning how to audition designs for easy quilting, create your own templates, tackling whole cloth quilts, etc. We will end the session with the wildly popular "Stump the Teacher"! Bring your quilting and digitizing challenges to class to get personalized help!


M169-18 EQ7 Digital Design Wall – Electric Quilt
M169-18 EQ7 Digital Design Wall – Electric Quilt
With Candace West
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time

$ 125.00
Kit Fee: $10.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Product Specific

So you have EQ7 but you are not quite sure what to do with it? Ever wonder what all these Libraries are for or all those tools? EQ7 can make quilt design a fun activity if you know the basics. In this 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! Bringing your laptop with EQ7 installed and activated is the best way to get the most out of this class, but is not required.   **For users of Electric Quilt Version 7 only**




M201-18 Spunky Funky Feathers
M201-18 Spunky Funky Feathers
With Karen Marchetti
Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Feathers are Karen's absolute favorite quilty thing! Feathers seem to scare some people due to their formalness. This class will stretch your creativity as you learn these fun, no backtrack, whimsical, and fiercely creative feathers.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.
Available as a Lecture/Demo, Wednesday 1pm-3pm  M139




M203-18 Fill in the Blank
M203-18 Fill in the Blank
With Clementine Buzick
Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $15.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Learn how to do fun funky fills! From simple to advanced, Traditional to modern. Let's just have fun filling in the blank! (space)

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.
Offered as a Lecture/Demo, Wednesday 4pm-6pm  M165




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