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Lectures

Sheer Delight

Add subtlety and depth to your quilts. Learn to use netting and sheers to add illusion, shadows, and to change subtle colors in your quilt and wearable art. An extensive look at what they are, and when and how to use them.

Sewing Room Solutions

A look at how quilters have solved workspace, storage, and organizational problems. This lecture covers from neatnik to slob and is a must for anyone who when ready to work hates spending most of the time looking for scissors!

Silks, Satin, and Other Fun Stuff--Taking the Fear Out of Handling the ``Other`` Fabrics

Chuppa

You’ve been lured by those wonderful lustrous fabrics all your life but know they are difficult to work with. This is an in depth look at assorted “fun” fabrics, how to make them work for quilting and a look at the supplies that make them easier to use.

The Body of Evidence

A look at how a single quilt grew into a collection of quilts that explore the way women are viewed, used, and abused. Explore how a variety of techniques and materials, including non-tradional approaches and materials, made this series possible.

Quilting With Wool

Learn to put those skirt and jacket cutaways to use with this in depth study of wool and how to use it in patchwork. Types of wool, supplies and shortcut will be discussed.

Quilting With Lame

Want to add sparkle and flash to your quilts but have a deep fear of the unknown? This lecture/demo studies different types of lamés and the supplies and tricks that make them easy to use in quilting.

Workshops

Silks, Satin, and Other Fun Stuff--Taking the Fear Out of Handling the ``Other`` Fabrics

3 hours or 6 hours

Create a sampler using non-traditional quilting fabrics, those “other” fabrics you have always loved. Learn the special tricks to make each of these fabrics easy and fun to work with. Techniques are appropriate for machine and handwork.

Pattern required–$8.00
Fabric and Kits are also available

3 hours–begin handling fabric.
6 hours–start small project using techniques learned.

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Bead It

3 hours–Beginner to Advanced

Add sparkle and pizzazz to your quilts. Its easy with the right equipment.
Instruction booklet required–$8.00
Kit with beads and needles–$5.00.

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Couched Applique, Discover the Power of NO!

3 hours–Intermediate to Advanced

Learn free motion and couched machine appliqué with no turn under seam allowances, no unruly satin stitch.
Pattern and materials fee–$6.00.

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Sew-Mad Bags

1-2 days–Beginner to Advanced
(You must have basic sewing machine knowledge)

Take a break and come sew a Sew-Mad Bag. Use sewing machine decorative machine stitches to embellish fun random size patches. Then turn your new fabric into a handbag. Several styles available. No sewing experience necessary. This is total playtime.
Pattern required–$8.00 for tote, $12 for Hobo Bag (included hardware)

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Behind the Scenes

6 hours–Beginner to Advanced

When you can’t find the perfect background fabric, piece it. Learn about blending colors, shopping for fabric and where to start.

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The Warm Log Cabin

6 hours–Intermediate to Advanced

Combine calico and wool to make a striking Log Cabin wall hanging or start a quilt using the stitch and flip technique.

Fabric Packs are available.
Sewing machine required.

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