Quilt Festival in Houston - Classes Intro, Supply List, & General Information

NOTE: IN ORDER TO ATTEND ANY OF THE CLASSES, LECTURES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS LISTED IN THIS CATALOGUE, YOU MUST ENROLL THROUGH FESTIVAL’S ENROLLMENT SERVICES OFFICE, PAYING THE OVERALL ENROLLMENT FEE ($38) AND THE FEES FOR EACH CLASS, LECTURE, OR SPECIAL EVENT. EXCEPTIONS ARE NOTED IN CLASS LISTINGS.

BASIC SUPPLY LIST (“BSS”)

The following basic sewing supplies (BSS) items are identified by number. Bring only the supplies indicated for your class(es).

  1. Sewing Needles
  2. Quilting Needles
  3. Neutral Sewing Thread
  4. Sewing Thread to Match Fabric
  5. Quilting Thread
  6. Scissors (Fabric Cutting)
  7. Scissors (Paper Cutting)
  8. Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point)
  9. Thread Snips
  10. Thimble
  11. Pins
  12. Safety Pins
  13. Glue Stick
  14. Template Material
  15. Eraser
  16. Mechanical Pencil
  17. Colored Pencils
  18. Paper, Pen, & Pencil
  19. Tracing Paper
  20. Graph Paper
  21. Note/Sketch Paper
  22. Small Trash Bag
  23. Rotary Cutter
  24. Rotary Cutting Mat
  25. Rotary Cutting Ruler
  26. Fabric for “Design Wall”
  27. Sandpaper Board
  28. Scotch Tape
  29. X-Acto Knife
  30. Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen
  31. Seam Ripper
  32. Wear Apron or Old Clothes
  33. Stitch Markers
  34. Row Counter

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! BSS=Basic Sewing Supplies

 

SUPPLY LIST ABBREVIATIONS

addnl              additional

approx           approximately

asst                 assorted, assortment

avail                available

cm                  centimeter

diff                  different

dk                    dark

Fat 1/8(s)        Fat Eights (9 in x 22 in)

FQ(s)               Fat Quarter(s) (18 in x 22 in)

ft                     foot

in                     inch

lg                     large

mat                 materials

med                medium

min                 minimum

mm                 millimeter

opt                  optional

oz                    ounce

pc(s)                piece(s)

pkg(s)             package(s)

PFD                 Prepared for Dyeing (fabric prewashed or purchased as “PFD”)

qt                    quart

sm                   small

sq(s)                square(s)

sz                    size

WOF               width of fabric (from selvage to selvage)

wt                    weight

yd(s)                yard(s)

3-D                  three-dimensional

“Design Wall”—bring muslin, flannel, or batting to be taped to the wall. (BSS#26)

 

DECIMAL EQUIVALENTS

1/8 = .125

¼ = .25

3/8 = .375

½ = .5

5/8 = .625

¾ = .75

7/8 = .875

1/3 = .33

2/3 = .67

LECTURE FEES

$8

Lectures begin five minutes past the hour and end five before, so participants arrive at their next destination on time.

CLASS FEES

3-HOUR, $45; 6-HOUR, $85; 2-DAY, $170.

The fee structure for Longarm classes is 3-HOUR, $65; 4-HOUR, $85; 7-HOUR, $145, 8-HOUR, $165

 

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.

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 7-8 HOUR class.

COMPUTER CLASSROOMS--$4 per 3-HOUR class requiring electrical set up, $4 per 3-HOUR EQ computer class, $4 per 6-HOUR EQ computer class.

SCREEN FEE--$3 per day or half-day per class where teacher requested a screen.

MULTIPLE ROOM CLASSES--Machine fees in multiple-room classes are only charged for the hours in the machine room.

REFUNDS

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 340AB. 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

PJ                    PROJECT-ORIENTED

PC                   PROCESS-ORIENTED

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)

K/C                 KNIT/CROCHET

 

Thanks to Janome America, Inc., Baby Lock, Bernina of America, Pfaff Sewing Machines, Elna USA, Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines, and Juki America, Inc., 475 sewing machines are provided for your use in Festival classes. This means one machine per student is supplied in all classes requiring machine work. Irons are provided courtesy of Rowenta®, Oliso®, Reliable, Panasonic, Clover, and Maytag®.

ABBREVIATIONS OF MAGAZINE TITLES OR BOOK PUBLISHERS

AM                  available at Amazon.com

AQS                American Quilter’s Society

BP                   Breckling Press

C&T                C & T Publishing

CN                  Creative Needle

DCM              Debbie’s Creative Moments

DT                  Dragon Threads

EQ                  Electric Quilt Company

FPI                  FPI Publishing

FW                  F & W Publications

IQFQS             International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene

IP                    Interweave Press

LP                   Landauer Publishing

MC                  Martingale & Co. (That Patchwork Place)

MG                 McGraw-Hill

MM                 Michell Marketing

MQU               Machine Quilting Unlimited

OM                 Osterman Media

OX                  Oxmoor House

PBWY             Pieces Be With You

PQ                   Professional Quilter magazine

PR                   Primedia

QATV               Quilting Arts TV on PBS

QAWB             Quilts…A World of Beauty (IQA Journal)

QIAD              Quilt In a Day

QLZ                Quilted Lizard

QN or QNM    Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine

QS                   Quilt Sampler magazine

RP                   Rodale Press

SC                   Schiffer Publishing

SP                   Self-Published

STA                 Stampington & Co.

T                      Threads magazine

TP                   Taunton Press

TQ                   Traditional Quiltworks

UKPP              UK Popular Patchwork

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 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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. Let us be your personal shoppers! If you cannot get supplies from your local quilt store, you can pre-order your class supplies in advance from the International Quilt Festival Supply Store. Just e-mail your order to pinwheelsandposies@verizon.net 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. Let us help make your classroom experiences enjoyable and as easy as possible.

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.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

 

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, please contact Jill Benge (ext.124) or Barbara Cline (ext. 122) at 713-781-6864, by October 14.

 

MEET OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Judy Murrah, Vice President of Education and award-winning author, designer, and former wearables teacher, directs full-time staff members; Jill Benge is Education Manager; Barbara Cline is Education Assistant; Marcia Barker is Education Projects; plus a “show team” that arrives to help each fall.

EDUCATION OFFICE

Room 340AB on the third floor of the Brown Convention Center is “command central” for all educational offerings at 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.

 

If you have any FOOD ALLERGIES or SPECIFIC DIETARY REQUIREMENTS for any of the meal events, please contact Jill Benge (ext.124) or Barbara Cline (ext. 122) at 713-781-6864, by October 14.

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 if you are the Pet by mail. You will receive the 2017 Fall International Quilt Festival/Houston Teacher’s Pet pin at the conclusion of your class & duties. Check the sign outside the Education Office to see if a Teacher’s Pet is still needed for your class and sign up inside.

CLASS SUPPLIES

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.