Quilt Festival in Houston - Classes, Lectures, and Special Events
NOTE: IN ORDER TO ATTEND ANY OF THE CLASSES, LECTURES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS LISTED IN THIS CATALOG, YOU MUST ENROLL THROUGH FESTIVAL’S ENROLLMENT SERVICES OFFICE, PAYING THE OVERALL ENROLLMENT FEE ($45) AND THE FEES FOR EACH CLASS, LECTURE, OR SPECIAL EVENT. EXCEPTIONS ARE NOTED IN CLASS LISTINGS.
Most lectures include PowerPoint presentations. Lectures begin five minutes past the hour and end five before, so participants arrive at their next destination on time.
3-HOUR, $45; 4-HOUR, $55; 6-HOUR, $85; 7-HOUR, $95; 2-DAY, $170.
The fee structure for Longarm classes is 3-HOUR, $65; 4-HOUR, $85; 4-HOUR (18 student max) or
MATERIALS FEES (MAT FEE)
Total class cost (fee plus materials) is noted on the line with class numbers & titles. An * indicates materials fee and/or equipment fee included; material cost is noted below class description. This is not a fee to rent a cutting mat.
EQUIPMENT FEE (EQUIP FEE)
The Equipment Fee, which helps pay for the electrical connections and service, is listed in the same place as the Materials Fee. This fee may include:
SEWING MACHINE CLASSROOMS—$4 per 3-HOUR class, $8 per 6-HOUR class.
LONGARM MACHINE CLASSROOMS—$14 per 3-4 HOUR class, $28 per 4-HOUR (18 student max) and 7-8 HOUR class.
COMPUTER CLASSROOMS—$4 per 3-HOUR class requiring electrical setup, $2 per 3-HOUR EQ computer class, $8 per 6-HOUR class requiring electrical setup, $4 per 6-HOUR EQ computer class.
SCREEN FEE—$3 per day where teacher requested a screen.
MULTIPLE ROOM CLASSES—Sewing machine classroom fees in multiple-room classes are only charged for the hours in the machine room.
Refunds are granted for emergencies or for serious dissatisfaction with a class that has produced multiple complaints. You must give your valid request and ask for a refund in writing at the show only and within two hours after the class concludes, or by the next morning if it is a full-day class. Turn in the refund request at the Education Office, Room 340. Refunds are mailed after the show closes only if there were multiple complaints for any one class.
CLASS SYMBOL CODE
E EVERY SKILL LEVEL
B BEGINNER LEVEL
B/I BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
I INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
I/A INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL
A ADVANCED LEVEL
H HAND SEWING
D DESIGN WORK
AP ADVANCE PREPARATION REQUIRED
MM MIXED-MEDIA FOCUS
SM SEWING MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS
S16 HQ (HANDI QUILTER) SWEET 16 MACHINE PROVIDED IN CLASS
LA LONGARM MACHINES PROVIDED IN CLASS
CH COMPUTER-DESIGN CLASS (HANDS-ON)
Thanks to Baby Lock, BERNINA of America, Janome America, Inc., Elna USA, Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines, Juki America, Inc., and Pfaff Sewing Machines, 500 sewing machines are provided for your use in Festival classes.
Thanks to Gammill, Handi Quilter, and Innova, 108 longarm machines and 25 Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen machines are provided for your use in Festival classes. A Special Thanks goes out to Janome America, Inc. for providing 10 sewing machines for the Sit & Sew room. Irons are provided courtesy of Clover, Maytag®, Oliso®, Panasonic, Reliable, and Rowenta®.
Thanks to the Daylight Company, LLC, for providing lights in selected classrooms and 10 light boxes in the Sit & Sew Room.
ABBREVIATIONS OF MAGAZINE TITLES OR BOOK PUBLISHERS
AQS American Quilter’s Society
AQM American Quilter Magazine
BP Breckling Press
C&T C & T Publishing
EQ Electric Quilt Company
FW F & W Publications
KP Krause Publications
MC Martingale & Co. (That Patchwork Place)
QATV Quilting Arts TV on PBS
QAW Quilting Arts Workshop
QDP Quilt Digest Press
The Supply List for the classes is listed directly after the class description.
FESTIVAL SUPPLY STORE
Coordinated by Pinwheels and Posies of Dickinson, Texas
If you get to class and realize you’ve forgotten a basic supply of fabric or notions from your class list, check us out! We’re open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 7 pm and Saturday 7:30 am to 3 pm. We are located on the third floor of the convention center in front of the ballrooms. We stock many of the supplies required by the Festival faculty and, although we may not carry everything each class requires, our quilt store in Dickinson (near Galveston) is very well stocked and we will be happy to supply your needs within 24 hours.
If you cannot get supplies from your local quilt store, you can pre-order your class supplies in advance from the Festival Supply Store. Just email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 3335 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson, TX 77539. You can pre-pay by credit card or check to Pinwheels and Posies, 281/337-1213. Your supplies will be pre-packaged, to be picked up at the Festival Supply Store. A limited number of hard-to-pack large rotary mats and rulers, provided by Omnigrid Inc./Prym Consumer can be rented by the day, reserved in advance.
CANCELLATION OF A CLASS BY MANAGEMENT
Occasionally, because of illness or other emergency, a teacher has to cancel a full class at the last minute. We try to find a replacement teacher, but give you the option of a refund or taking the same subject from a different teacher.
Class size varies according to the teacher’s preference and the room size. Most classes have no more than 25 students and some have fewer. Longarm classes can have up to 36 students.
You must get the teacher’s specific permission before photographing or taping his or her class or lecture. Do not attempt to take flash photos of the slide screen. The photos will not turn out, and the flash distracts everyone else in the audience.
If you have any FOOD ALLERGIES or SPECIFIC DIETARY REQUIREMENTS for any of the meal events for
which you are enrolled, please contact Jill Benge (ext.124) or Barbara Cline (ext. 122) at 713-781-6864,
by October 14.
MEET OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Marcia Barker, Director of Education, directs full-time staff members; Jill Benge, Education Manager and Barbara Cline, Education Assistant; plus a “show team” that arrives to help each fall.
Room 340AB on the third floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center is “command central” for all educational offerings at Quilt Festival. It’s also the place to check for classroom lost & founds, to turn in any refund request or special request, and to check in as a Teacher’s Pet.
Festival teachers need help taking roll, passing out materials in class, and running errands. To be selected as the Teacher’s Pet for a particular class or lecture you must enroll for the class or lecture, check the Teacher’s Pet blank on the enrollment form, and fill in the number of the class or lecture for which you want to be Teacher’s Pet. The first to respond, after enrolling to take the class or lecture, is the Teacher’s Pet for that class or lecture. You will be notified by mail if you are the Pet. You will receive the 2018 International Quilt Festival Teacher’s Pet pin at the conclusion of your class & duties. Check the sign outside the Education Office or at the Enrollment Desk to see if a Teacher’s Pet is still needed for your class and sign up in the Education Office, room 340.
Be prepared for class. Bring all listed supplies for each of your classes. If supplies are not listed, none are needed. In most cases, bring paper and pencil for a lecture. Instructor’s permission is needed for photographing or taping a class or lecture or class projects.
BSS = Basic Sewing Supplies
Note: If fabric strip width is given, but not length, cut the strip from selvage to selvage; finished strip = 40-45in long. Read fabric yardage figures carefully!
SUPPLY LIST ABBREVIATIONS
asst assorted, assortment
Fat 1/8(s) Fat Eights (9 in x 22 in)
FQ(s) Fat Quarter(s) (18 in x 22 in)
PFD Prepared for Dyeing (fabric prewashed or purchased as “PFD”)
WOF width of fabric (from selvage to selvage)
“Design Wall”—bring muslin, flannel, or batting to be taped to the wall. (BSS#26)
1/8 = .125
¼ = .25
3/8 = .375
½ = .5
5/8 = .625
¾ = .75
7/8 = .875
1/3 = .33
2/3 = .67