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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.




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




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




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




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!


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




 
M211-18 Baby Steps to Free-Motion Quilting
With DeLoa Jones
Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

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

Now you have the machine but where do you start? I want to give you some start up designs for your free motion adventure. I am going to show you how to do continuous curve and other designs on blocks. Some simple border and sashing designs and some background and overall designs. All are free motion on the front of the machine. These are designs that you can do right away and start to shrink your pile of quilt tops.




M241-18 Modern Quilting - Seeing Beyond the Seams
M241-18 Modern Quilting - Seeing Beyond the Seams
With Natalia Bonner
Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

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

No need to stop your quilting at the seams, continue that machine quilting out into the borders or other blocks to really make your quilt and new secondary patterns come to life. In this lecture Natalia will walk you through several designs that will help you visualize how to bring out secondary designs with your machine quilting.




 
M243-18 Ribbon Work & Embroidered Flowers on the Longarm
With DeLoa Jones
Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

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

Learn what else your longarm can do. These techniques will also work on domestic sewing machines too! These embroidered flowers are made on toile with the longarm and then applied to your quilt. This free flowing ribbon work adds another artistic layer to simple piecing. If you like the look of thread painting and want to add these touches to your quilt without overquilting it then these techniques are for you




M239-18 Quilt a Name on It
M239-18 Quilt a Name on It
With Diane Wingo
Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

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

Working with stencils, motifs and background fills you will learn the technique of quilting names, dates and special messages to personalize your graduation, anniversary, baby and memory quilts. Making an ordinary quilt extraordinary.




 
M261-18 Free-Motion Motifs
With DeLoa Jones
Thursday, September 20, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

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

How do I get quilts done so quickly? I have an arsenal of designs that I can free motion into large or small areas of blocks and quilts. I have recently learned some new techniques and have created larger more intricate designs with little or no marking. I will show you 20 different designs that you can use on your quilts but, better yet, I will teach you the tricks to be able to make your own unique free motion designs.




M259-18 Creative Straight Line Quilting
M259-18 Creative Straight Line Quilting
With Natalia Bonner
Thursday, September 20, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

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

Let your imagination bloom with straight line machine quilting. In this lecture Natalia Bonner will show you endless possibilities with straight line machine quilting.




M307-18 Can't Draw? Discover Stencils
M307-18 Can't Draw? Discover Stencils
With Diane Wingo
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

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

Can't draw, not an artist, don't fret, this class is for you. Using stencils I will demo how to design, mark and quilt a mini wholecloth. We will look at picking and choosing all or parts of a stencil, different ways of marking a quilt, how to make your own stencil and where to find motifs for your quilt. Stencils can also be used on blocks, borders and background fills. 




M311-18 Not to be Negative, but I Must
M311-18 Not to be Negative, but I Must
With Clementine Buzick
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

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

Does negative space scare you? The words "Quilt as desired" make your life flash before your eyes? Well, fear no more! Learn how to divide & conquer that quilt top with fun freehand deigns as simple or complex as you want. Marking tricks & just plain fun with Clem for all skill levels!

Also available as a Hands-On, Saturday 1pm-5pm  M433




M339-18 Simple Custom for Beginners - LEC/DEMO
M339-18 Simple Custom for Beginners - LEC/DEMO
With Clementine Buzick
Friday, September 21, 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

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!

Also available as a Hands-On, Wednesday 8am-12pm  M103




M343-18 Let your Stars Shine
M343-18 Let your Stars Shine
With Diane Wingo
Friday, September 21, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

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

In class we will draw different quilting designs on several star blocks that can easily be transferred to a quilt. We will include sashings and borders to complement the block designs. These designs will range from the simple to the more elaborate. 




 
M341-18 Grids Galore
With Dorie Hruska
Friday, September 21, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

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

Discover the creative possibilities that can be achieved when you start with a foundation of grid lines. By laying down a grid you now know where to place, position, and scale all the elements of the design. In this  class you will see how to stitch out over 20 intricate grid based designs.




 
M357-18 See it, Make it, Quilt it
With Diane Wingo
Friday, September 21, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

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

Have you seen a motif or design and think it would be a perfect quilting design? Learn how to make your own stencils and templates to achieve quilting motifs and how to mark on your quilt top. Using several different techniques you will be making simple to elaborate quilting motif stencils to transfer to your quilt top.




M361-18 Freefall Pour Dyeing
M361-18 Freefall Pour Dyeing
With Robbi Joy Eklow
Friday, September 21, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Central Time

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

Robbi dyes all the fabric for her quilts and will demonstrate her technique for getting rivers of color. (spoiler alert: she hangs the fabric up and pours the dye down)




M355-18 GET-ER-DONE!
M355-18 GET-ER-DONE!
With Clementine Buzick
Friday, September 21, 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

So many times we second guess ourselves and so much time is wasted on deciding what to quilt. This class is for business owners, or anyone who needs to finish a quilt in a timely manner. Covered in class: Speed loading, quick decision making & fun designs to help you GET-ER-DONE!

 




 
M411-18 Transferring Designs for Longarm Quilting
With DeLoa Jones
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 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  M143




M409-18 Crosshatching with Stencils & Rulers
M409-18 Crosshatching with Stencils & Rulers
With Dorie Hruska
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

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

Crosshatching comes in many forms. From straight, curved, wavy to modern. So where do you start? Join Dorie as she shows you some creative ways to quilt out Crosshatching designs with ease. During the class you will practice drawing out different designs using rulers. You will leave the class with the confidence needed to try crosshatching on your next quilt project.

Also available as a Hands-On, Thursday, 1pm-5pm  M237




 
M427-18 Fun with Multiple Freehand Designs
With Dorie Hruska
Saturday, September 22, 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

The designs in this workshop will cover a variety of fun simple designs to some of the more complex heavy filler designs. Including all over feathers, background fill in feathers, leaves, flowers and curls. All these designs can be used as background fillers or large overall designs.




 
M431-18 Quilting & Designing with a Curved Ruler
With DeLoa Jones
Saturday, September 22, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

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

Curved crosshatching is just one of the designs that we will explore in this class. I want to show you the versatility of the curved ruler in blocks, sashings and borders as well as the crosshatching. Let me show you all that you can do with precision and design with your curved rulers.

Available as a Hands-On, Friday 8am-12pm  M303




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