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Dorie Hruska has a deep passion for color, texture and design. She is a 4th generation quilter beginning at 15 secretly creating a Lone Star quilt for her mother. After purchasing her first longarm in 2002, she opened her successful longarm business, Forever Quilting. Dorie's work has been featured in several books and publications and she has won numerous awards for her machine quilting at the local and national levels. Although she uses a variety of quilting designs and styles, Dorie is best known for her connecting designs, as seen in her book, Making Connections. Click here for Dorie's website.


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.




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




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!


M205-18 Row-by-Row Freemotion Designs
M205-18 Row-by-Row Freemotion Designs
With Dorie Hruska
Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central Time

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

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.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.
Offered as a Lecture/Demo,  Wednesday 1pm-3pm  M141




M237-18 Crosshatching with Stencils & Rulers
M237-18 Crosshatching with Stencils & Rulers
With Dorie Hruska
Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Central Time

Only 5 seats left!
$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $20.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Hands On Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

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. Students will quilt out these designs on a border style sampler. You will leave the class with the confidence needed to try crosshatching on your next quilt project.

One student per machine. Bring thread snips.
Also available as a Lecture/Demo, Saturday 9am-11am  M409




M309-18 Finding your Path
M309-18 Finding your Path
With Dorie Hruska
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

$ 40.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

In this drawing class you 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. You will also learn how to quilt these designs in a square grid that has been marked with a stencil. Great for borders or sashing. Based on Dorie's book, Making Connections.




 
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.




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.




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