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QUILT FESTIVAL HOUSTON - CLASSES

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

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TOUR

9 AM-6 PM

 

Please join us for a day visiting local shops and historic areas for inspiration as well as shopping. Multiple buses depart from, and return to, the convention center. Price includes transportation, all entrance and/or entertainment fees, lunch, tour guide, and gratuities.

 

502. TEXAS QUILT MUSEUM and Quilt Shops TOUR  $117

Housed in two historic 1890’s buildings, The Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, provides a fine showcase for both antique and contemporary quilt art. Nearby, guests will also find great shopping at Quilted Skein and will have time to venture around wonderful little shops and stores surrounding the town square. Delicious cuisine awaits guests at the always so popular, Celebrations by Bistro 108. Guests on this tour will be able to stop and shop at two amazing stores - In Katy, TX, Quilt ‘N Sew carries a full range of products for sewing quilts, hand or machine embroidery or applique. And Sew Special Quilts has Bernina and Baby Lock sewing machines, a selection of colorful fabrics, and a wide array of notion and tools.

Also offered as 100 on Monday and 303 on Wednesday. Do not enroll for more than one.

 

QUILT STUDIO DESIGN AND ERGONOMIC CONSULTATION   $100

E,D  Lois Hallock

 

ALL-DAY CLASS

8 AM-5 PM

LUNCH BREAK NOON-1 PM

 

503. YOUR BODY DOUBLE—DRAPING FOR FIT AND FASHION  *$194

B,D  Joe Vecchiarelli

Longing to get an accurate fit from your store-bought patterns? Customize a dress form in this hands-on class to create personalized slopers that make those one-dimensional patterns better suited to your three-dimensional body. Expert fitter and designer Vecchiarelli, shows how to fit, drape, and create garment designs in knit fabrics with style!

*CLASS FEE - $105 + MAT FEE - $89 = $194

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Pins; Eraser; Mechanical Pencil; Colored Pencils; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen; body form (preorder from French European, Inc. no later than three weeks before class).

 

ALL-DAY CLASS

8 AM-5 PM

LUNCH BREAK NOON-2 PM

504. NOVA'S FEATHERWEIGHT 221 MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP  *$126

E,PC  Nova Montgomery

Spa day for your Singer Featherweight 221! Enjoy this comprehensive hands-on class. All aspects of routine mechanical maintenance for your beloved Featherweight are addressed, including motor and foot controller. www.novamontgomery.com  Also offered as 701 on Saturday. Do not enroll for both.

*CLASS FEE - $95 + MAT FEE - $18 + EQUIP FEE - $13= $126

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles; Neutral Sewing Thread; Thread Snips; Note/Sketch Paper; Small Trash Bag. Fabric: neutral to sew machine out and test tensions. See complete supply list at  www.novamontgomery.com Featherweight Maintenance Workshop page.

 

ALL-DAY CLASSES

8 AM-5 PM

LUNCH BREAK 11 AM-2 PM

505. DAZZLING DOGS PORTRAIT QUILTS  *$110

E,PJ,PC  Jane Haworth

Turn your pet photos into quilts! Haworth shows how with this fun, one-of-a-kind portrait technique using abstract colors. Learn Haworth’s method for raw-edge fabric collage—no fusible or pattern pieces. Choice of patterns available. See janehaworth.com

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $25 = $110

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen; fabric glue with fine tip or applicator; chalk marking tool; pencil; tweezers (opt); 8in x 10in pet photo (opt). Fabric: addnl bright colors and prints (opt).

506. MIXED-MEDIA ON RAW-EDGE APPLIQUÉ FOR REALISM  *$120

B/I,MM  Sandra Mollon

Bring your raw-edge appliqué to life. Mollon shows you how to create a surprisingly realistic art quilt  by adding ink and color pencil work. Your quilts will really pop!

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $35 = $120

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Mechanical Pencil; Colored Pencils; Small Trash Bag; X-Acto Knife; Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen; 1yd freezer paper; 1yd parchment paper. Fabric: FQ frog green; FQ leaf green; FQ bright green; sm pc dk green; FQ light tan; sm pc black/dk blue; sm pc speckled batik; FQ yellow-orange to mauve.

 

507. TRAPUNTO AND CORDED TRAPUNTO  *$109

E,D,PJ,PC,AP,SM  Philippa Naylor

Add sculptural dimension to your work. Learn the ease and versatility of trapunto and corded trapunto. Naylor discusses materials and equipment preferences and shares insight into original and distinctive designs. Produce a small sample quilt using the demonstrated techniques.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $14 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $109

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles (lg-eye blunt Tapestry min sz 16); Quilting Needles; Quilting Thread; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Pins; Safety Pins; Glue Stick; Eraser; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Note/Sketch Paper; Small Trash Bag; Rotary Cutting Ruler (12in); Scotch Tape; quilt marking pen/pencil; spool of water soluble thread; shiny 40wt polyester threads; Teflon free-motion slider mat (opt); quilting gloves (opt); chunky knitting yarn (opt); cheesecloth (opt); one approx 24in sq quilt sandwich with low loft batting; two 20in sq addnl pcs batting.

 

ALL-DAY CLASSES

9 AM-5 PM

LUNCH BREAK NOON-2PM

 

509. LET ME SURPRISE YOU! #1  *$240

I,PJ,SM  Charlotte Angotti

Finally, a class where you know you have all the right fabrics because there is a pre-cut kit waiting for you to make a quilt top designed just for Quilt Festival. Such a relaxing, fun-filled day! Although you will be amazed what you can get done here, you will not finish in class—but you can certainly try! Also offered as 209 on Tuesday. Do not enroll for both.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $145 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $240

 

SUPPLIES–Thread Snips; Pins; Seam Ripper.

 

510. ANIMAL PORTRAITS *$120

E,D,PJ,PC  Esterita Austin

There is nothing like the expression of unconditional love from your best friend. Create a visual memory in a fabric portrait to keep forever. Emphasis is based on color and value. Austin works with you in advance
to ensure success with your photos. esterita2@icloud.com Also offered as 316 on Wednesday. Do not enroll for both.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $35 = $120

 

Supplies—Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Pins; Glue Stick; Small Trash Bag; Rotary Cutter (18mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (approx 10in x 12in); X-Acto Knife; Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen; Wear Apron or Old Clothes; black fine (NOT ultrafine) Sharpie marker; 11in x 17in white paper (plain); 18in length freezer paper; 2.5yds pkg MistyFuse; 11in x 17in photo (once approved by Austin) printed on photo grade paper, glossy and color (Costco does a good job). Photo Composition: Before you print your image send digital images (as many as you like; we choose one together) to esterita2@icloud.com. Make sure the face of subject photographed fills entire frame of camera viewfinder. Sz of photo image should be from top of head to bottom of neck and from ear to ear in width (do not take a photo from a distance and enlarge to fit as detail will be sacrificed). Take a second photo including more of the body for reference. Fabric: FQ white cotton; FQ black cotton; FQs black/white.

 

511. PAINTING IMAGES WITH DYES  *$120

E,PJ,MM  Hollis Chatelain

*CLASS PRICE - $85 + MAT FEE - $35 = $120

 

512. RIDERS TO THE STARS MYSTERY QUILT  *$103

B/I,PJ,PC,AP,SM  Kimberly Einmo

Whether you are seasoned or a newbie to mystery quilting, Einmo’s ultra-popular classes deliver a stress-free and fun experience! Step out of your quilt comfort zone and try something new! If your fabrics have good contrast, look great when lined up together, and match the values given in the fabric requirements table, then they'll look great in this mystery quilt— email a photo of your fabrics to Kimberly@kimberlyeinmo.com to make sure you’re on the right track!

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $8 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $103

 

Supplies-Neutral Sewing Thread; Thread Snips; Pins; Small Trash Bag; Rotary Cutter (45 or 60mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (med); Rotary Cutting Ruler (min 5in with 45 degree line); Seam Ripper. Fabric: Pre-cut according to the detailed supply list. Come to class with your fabrics prepared exactly as directed. See complete fabric supply list and pre-class cutting instructions at www.kimberlyeinmo.com

 

 

513. MAKE A FAVORITE PHOTO BECOME AN AMAZING QUILT TOP  *$120

E,PC  Grace Errea

Preserve favorite photos in your textile art pieces. Errea takes you through the process, from understanding value and shapes, to creating a pattern and value-izing for easy fabric selection. Discussion also includes helpful tips like how to enlarge patterns. Errea provides color photos for in-class work to reinforce what you learn.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $35 = $120

 

Supplies-Pins; Eraser; Mechanical Pencil; Colored Pencils (red preferred); Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen; extra fine black Sharpie; min six 8.5in x 11in clear acetate write-on transparency sheets (used for transparency making for overhead projectors) or clear report covers work even better; one to three favorite photos enlarged to 8.5in x 11in. (keep photo subject matter very simple, one focal point and a simple background. Look for pictures/photos with good contrast and value, not too dk so details are visible, clear lines and shapes, do not bring landscapes), calendars, photos from magazines, etc., also acceptable.  The key is simple pictures, good contrast. Simplicity more effective than too much detail.

 

514. MODERN FREEWHEELING CIRCLES  *$107

B/I,PJ,PC,SM  Gyleen X. Fitzgerald

Modern and bold—stitched with speed and ease—an extra curve or two thrown in for intrigue. Is that possible? Fitzgerald reveals the secrets she used in this 2017 Iron Quilter Challenge design. Learn her raw-edge technique to achieve perfect stress-free curves without piecing. Experiment with different layouts to produce a unique design. Game on!

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $12 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $107

 

Supplies-Neutral Sewing Thread; Thread Snips; Pins; Rotary Cutter (45mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (12in x 18in); Rotary Cutting Ruler (6in x 18in); Seam Ripper. Fabric: twenty  12.5in sqs, asst solids or semi-solids; twenty 10in sqs, asst solids or semi-solids; two 1/4yd asst solids or semi-solids sashing; addnl fabric for border (opt). www.ColourfulStitches.com

 

515. LIBERATION FROM THE DITCH—SWEET SIXTEEN HANDS-ON  *$95

B,PC,S16  Helen Godden

Hold on to your Sweet Sixteen! Godden empowers you with quilting know-how as you learn her three key secrets, and ten basic building blocks to achieving success in free-motion machine quilting on this Handi Quilter workhorse. Experience how relaxing and rewarding quilting can be. Also offered as 413 on Thursday. Do not enroll for both.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $95

 

Supplies-Scissors (Paper Cutting); Safety Pins (ten); four 20in sq batting. Fabric: eight 20in sq plain cotton (to create four sandwichs with dk and light sides).

 

516. SEMINOLE SAMPLER—CLASSIC STRIP PIECING WITH A MODERN (MINI) TWIST  *$105

B/I,PJ,PC,SM  Reeze Hanson

Whether you work modern or traditional, this wonderfully simple technique will sharpen your precision piecing skills. Stitch a Seminole sampler as you learn the four most common techniques of this traditional strip-piecing method. Hanson demonstrates an additional four techniques and provides full instructions for all eight in the pattern and take-home handouts.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $10 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $105

 

Supplies-Neutral Sewing Thread; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Thread Snips; Pins; Mechanical Pencil; Small Trash Bag; Rotary Cutter (45mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (18in x 24in); Rotary Cutting Ruler (6in x 24in, 3in x 12in); Fabric for “Design Wall” (36in sq); Seam Ripper; qt zip top bags to store sm pcs; battery-operated portable light. Fabric: 1yd black or very dk background; ten to twelve FQs or 1/4yd pcs (asst color brights).

 

517. "WATERCOLOR" WONDERS  *$124

E,D,PJ,PC,MM  Patsy Heacox

Explore what you can do with Fabrico permanent pens and Tsukineko inks. Learn the techniques and tricks to create amazing watercolor effects using these simple tools. The elegant wreath design you ink in class is sure to spark your imagination for future projects!

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $39 = $124

 

Supplies-Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen; Fabrico pens (opt, if avail, but kit includes colors for project).

 

518. OAK LEAF & REEL WALLHANGING  *$107

E,PJ,AP,SM  Kathy Kansier

Machine appliqué and fusing techniques give this traditional favorite a modern update. Kansier shows you how to make the Oak and Reel the fast and easy way, and shares her secrets to making perfect half square triangles. After class add borders for a 30in x 30in wallhanging.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $12 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $107

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles; Neutral Sewing Thread; Sewing Thread to Match Fabric; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Pins; Mechanical Pencil; Small Trash Bag; Rotary Cutter (45mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (12in x 18in); Rotary Cutting Ruler (min 4in x 6in); Seam Ripper; 1yd Steam-a-Seam 2 Lite; variety pkg Primitive Gatherings Triangle Papers (avail for sale in class). Fabric: two 8.5in sq backgrounds; FQ-center reel, four crescent moons, ends of oak leaves; FQ leaves; 3in sq center circle; eight 5in sqs of two fabrics for half sq triangles; FQ inner border; 1/2yd outer border. Before class: Heavily starch two fabrics for half sq triangles. Lay flat on a towel to dry overnight. They should be stiff like an index card. Do not press before class.

 

519. SWIMMING SEAHORSE  *$120

E,PJ,PC,AP,SM  Robin Koehler

Not all quilts are flat! Bring your Seahorse to life with this technique-based project that includes quilt-as-you-go, 3-D elements, fusible appliqué, and an introduction to canvas mounting your art.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $25 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $120

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles; Neutral Sewing Thread; Sewing Thread to Match Fabric; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Pins; Safety Pins; Eraser; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Rotary Cutter (45mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (18in x 24in); Rotary Cutting Ruler (6in x 24in); Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen; Seam Ripper; 1/2yd paper-backed fusible web; Teflon pressing sheet (helpful, opt); 18in x 22in batting.  Fabric (cut all before class): FQ backing; eight to ten 7in x 22in blues varying values; 12in x 22in lightest blue; 7in x 22in accent strip; 7in x 22in sand; two FQ contrasting green for kelp; three Fat 1/8s in colors you like for seahorse (should pop against kelp and background blues).

 

520. HAND APPLIQUÉ WITH PAPER AND FABRIC  *$105

E,H,MM  Margarita Korioth

Magazine clippings meet fabric to create this unique fiber art. Learn to stitch on paper as you design, cut, and hand stitch pieces in place. As a bonus, see how to laminate and foil the magazine clippings. margascrafts.blogspot.com

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $20 = $105

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles (short Sashiko or embroidery szs 3-9); Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Thimble; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Small Trash Bag; two 8.5in x 11 Steam-a-Seam 2 Lite double-sided fusible web; 10in embroidery hoop; #8 or #12 white and colorful embroidery threads; needle threader; four pages any recycled magazine; 8.5in x 11in Wonder Under (fusible interfacing).

 

521. MARVELOUS HANDLE PROJECT BAG  *$125

B/I,D,PJ,SM  Cheryl Kuczek

This sturdy project bag is sure to become your go-to! A window helps you keep track of and store your work—even a project as large as a quilt. Learn how to include a vinyl window and insert a zipper with a regular sewing machine foot. Top it with a handle and you’re ready to travel!

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $30 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $125

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Thread Snips; Pins; Note/Sketch Paper; Seam Ripper.

 

522. CRAZY QUILT FABRIC VESSELS  *$120

E,D,PJ,PC,SM  Rita Lynne

Create Crazy Quilt fabric vessels designing each panel with a variety of colorful fabrics. Add embellishments including decorative machine and hand stitches, beads, charms, yarns, and more. Complete your original design with a unique finishing technique to make your vessel a sturdy art piece.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $30 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $120

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Pins; Glue Stick; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Note/Sketch Paper; Rotary Cutter; two spools dk brown thread;  brown fabric marker; asst beads, buttons, tiny charms, ribbon, yarns, braids (opt). Fabric: addnl fabric to make yours a themed vessel design (opt).

 

523. PAINTING WITH FABRICS, THREADS, AND YARNS  *$140

E,D,PC,H  Judith Baker Montano

Think like a painter—create beautiful land/seascapes with fabrics, threads, yarn, and ribbon instead of canvas, brushes, and paint. Montano guides you through the process from fabric choices and manipulation to free-form stitching. This one-of-a-kind piece is ready for framing. Freeform Stitching with Judith Baker Montano, C&T.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $55  = $140

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles; Neutral Sewing Thread; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Pins; Glue Stick; Mechanical Pencil; Small Trash Bag; water erasable pen; Chako marker.

 

524. SIXTY-THIRTY—A KALEIDOSCOPE CLASS   *$135

I/A,PJ,PC,SM  Paula Nadelstern

Explore the possibilities offered by complex textiles while demystifying the nature of symmetry. Learn to draft perfect angles, sew dissimilar angles together, and create a fabulous and unique kaleidoscope block.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $45 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $135

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Pins; Eraser; Mechanical Pencil; Small Trash Bag; Rotary Cutter (sm); Rotary Cutting Mat (sm); Seam Ripper; black thread.

 

525. PAINTING AN ACORN WREATH  *$120

E,PJ,PC,MM  Linda M. Poole

Join an experienced painter and quilt instructor and get out your brushes! Poole shows how to paint and blend with Ink Pencils and Liquid Inks, then takes you up a notch with her signature dotting technique to add shading and doodling to your work. Leave class with a personal masterpiece! www.lindampoole.com

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $35 = $120

 

Supplies-Wear Apron or Old Clothes; 10in sq foam core or poster board; pre-moistened washcloth inside a baggie to keep fingers clean; six to ten paper towels; pencil sharpener; sm plastic container for  water to clean brushes; non-scented
baby wipes.

 

526. WINGS AND WEDGES  *$90

E,D,PC,AP,SM  Jane Sassaman

Simple wings and wedges take shape into a modern abstract quilt top when you join Sassaman and experience the ease of her personal appliqué technique. The machine embroidery work you practice in class makes this piece your own.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $90

 

Supplies-Sewing Thread to Match Fabric; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Pins; Glue Stick; Mechanical Pencil; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Tracing Paper; Small Trash Bag; Rotary Cutter (45mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (18in); Rotary Cutting Ruler (18in); X-Acto Knife; Seam Ripper; Micron pen; Aileen's Tacky Glue. Fabric: six FQs solid, batik, or simple prints (suggest including some contrasting colors) backed with Pellon ShirTailor 950F iron-on interfacing prior to class.

 

527. I'M PLEATS AS PUNCH TABLERUNNER  *$125

B,PJ,SM  Cheryl Sleboda

Pleating can add show-stopping appeal to your standard quilt blocks. Sleboda shares the fun of creating easy pleats by machine. Leave class with a com-pleat-ed table runner and all you bring is your scissors!

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $30 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $125

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Thread Snips. Fabric: 1/2yd backing and 18in x 44in thin batting to sandwich top (opt).

 

528. TAME FUSSY, FIDDLY THREADS FOR MACHINE QUILTING  *$144

B/I,PJ,PC,MM,SM  Sarah Ann Smith

Tame those tempermental threads! Smith takes comfortable free-motion quilters to a new level with her tips and tricks on how to use and choose threads beyond cotton—like poly, rayon, and metallic. Create a stencil painted background as your base to start, and then it’s time to get sewing!
http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog/?p=2711

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $49 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $144

 

Supplies-Wear Apron or Old Clothes. Fabric: black solid or other dk nearly solid background. See complete supply list at
http://www.sarahannsmith.com/userfiles/file/FiddlyFussySupplyListOct2011.pdf

 

529. THE OTHER MYSTERY—PROGRESSIVE CLASS  *$190

E,PJ,PC,SM  Karen K. Stone

The most creative curriculum offered at Festival! Karen contributes her talent and humor to this kitted mystery class. Enjoy the project as is, or combine with complementary projects offered in the other two Progressive Classes (see below). Then join in at Saturday's luncheon to see the grand reveal of how these three teachers have combined their projects into knockout quilt tops! Progressive Class—this class may be taken singularly or in conjunction with Charlotte Angotti’s 315 on Wednesday and/or Kimberly Einmo’s 410 on Thursday. You may enroll for one, two, or all three. Actual project will vary from photo.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $95 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $190

 

Supplies-Neutral Sewing Thread; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Pins; Rotary Cutter (med-lg); Rotary Cutting Mat (med-lg); Rotary Cutting Ruler (med-lg).

 

530. FLORAL HAND APPLIQUÉ  *$115

B/I,H,PJ  David Taylor

Create a floral appliqué block that looks like a painting. Choosing the right fabrics makes all the difference. Taylor’s pattern kits use simple shapes and pre-washed fabric—choose from a variety in class. Topics include fussy-cutting, freezer paper templates, and mastering a nearly invisible appliqué stitch. davidtaylorquilts.com

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $30 = $115

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Pins; Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

 

531. MAKE YOUR PATTERN FIT  *$110

E,PC  Katrina Walker

It's all about the fit! Deal with common figure challenges using a methodical approach that works. Palmer/Pletsch Certified Fit instructor, Walker, gets you started by helping you identify your true pattern size. Then learn how to make the most common alterations—full bust, rounded back, and sway/flat back. Practice making adjustments to 1/4 scale patterns as you build a detailed reference notebook to take home.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $25 = $110

 

Supplies-Scissors (Paper Cutting); Paper, Pen, & Pencil; wear a good bra and fitted tank or camisole.

 

532. STARS MADE EASY!  *$125

E,D,H  Pat Yamin

Learn how to showcase your saved fabrics and photos using this traditional handwork favorite. Whether your tastes run traditional or modern, Yamin will load you up with creative ideas, stitching tips, and enthusiasm for hexagons and diamonds.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $40 = $125

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles; Neutral Sewing Thread; Thread Snips; Thimble; Pins; Mechanical Pencil; Rotary Cutter (28mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (9in x 12in); Rotary Cutting Ruler (6in x 12in); Fabric for “Design Wall” (1/2yd). Fabric: 1yd focus for 3in hexagon (or approx 3in sm photos); 2.5yds asst neutral background for 3in diamond, 6in half diamond, 6in triangle, and 6in triangle on the fold; 1/2yd asst bright/colorful for 1.5in diamonds; 1/2yd asst bright/colorful for 1.5in hexagons.

 

MORNING LONGARM CLASSES

8 AM-NOON

 

535. I LIKE BIG CURVES AND I CANNOT LIE!—LONGARM HANDS-ON  *$124

I,D,PC,LA  Linda Hrcka

Do you have rulers at home you’re not sure how to use? Want to discover how rulers can enhance the design process? Learn to use your rulers for incredible results! Hrcka shows how she combines straight line designs with curves to add texture and depth to quilt surfaces. Work smarter, not harder and let your rulers be the designer! Rulers and templates will be provided for use in class.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $25 + EQUIP FEE - $14 = $124

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; doodle pad; pen or markers for drawing.

 

536. ONE BASIC SHAPE, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES—HEXAGONS—LONGARM HANDS-ON  *$124

E,D,LA  Jodi Robinson

Robinson uses the hexagon to share her method for creating multiple designs using a single shape. Block and border ideas as well as background fills and allover designs are easy to create mixing various sizes and portions of your shape. The original shape transforms as you create unique-to-you designs! Leave class ready to experiment with new shapes at home.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $25 + EQUIP FEE - $14 = $124

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Note/Sketch Paper.

 

537. MYSTICAL BORDERS AND BLOCKS—LONGARM HANDS-ON  *$218

E,D,LA  Jamie Wallen

Blocks and borders causing you to stumble? Wallen takes them on and shows his way to divide and conquer this everyday foe. Learn to use all of his tricks, from no-math layout to time-saving ruler work that will have your confidence rising. Appropriate for all levels of longarm, mid-arm, short-arm, and home machine users. One person per machine—space is limited.

*CLASS FEE - $165 + MAT FEE - $25 + EQUIP FEE - $28 = $218

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

 

MORNING CLASSES

8-11 AM

 

539. THREE BAGS FULL  *$75

E,PJ,SM  Pamela Damour

Step up your sewing skills, learn some fast tricks from an expert, and walk away with some great handmade gifts! Damour delivers all three when you join her to make three easy bags from her new book, Hold Everything. Create a zippered case for your rotary cutter or glasses, a quick makeup bag, and a super simple bag using only one side of a zipper.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $25 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $75

 

Supplies-Neutral Sewing Thread; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Pins; Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

 

540. PINCUSHION PARTY!  *$55

E,H,PJ,PC  Helen Frost

Be a party girl and make a bevy of cute and clever pincushions including a friendly mouse, a little basket, a wee ladybug, a button flower—even a party hat! All the machine sewing has been done for you—just come and enjoy some stuffing and gluing, hand stitching, and embellishing!

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $10 = $55

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; Thimble; Pins; hemostats (not curved).

 

541. FANTASTIC FOUR SEASON SILHOUETTE TREES  *$75

B/I,D,PJ,MM  Joyce Teng

Create depth in your compositions, and gain confidence using tools to add texture and design. Learn how to use Tsukineko inks with other mediums, innovative application techniques, and how stencils can enrich your art. Teng takes you through the creation of these richly hued and stenciled trees, and helps you design your own one-of-a-kind border material to use as sashing around your completed blocks.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $30 = $75

 

Supplies-Scissors (fabric cutting), Small Trash Bag; Wear Apron or Old Clothes; masking or Painter’s tape; paper towels; shaving cream (Barbasol works best); clothes hanger with clips (to hold fabric while spraying); extra supplies such as white-on-white cotton fabric (opt); dabbers (opt); your own Tsukineko all-purpose ink (opt).

 

MORNING CLASSES

9 AM-NOON

 

544. THE WONDERFUL WALKING FOOT  *$70

E,PC,SM  Debby Brown

Learn the wonders of walking foot quilting. Tackle more than just stitch-in-the-ditch—play with echo quilting, chevrons, spirals, and more. Also offered as 581 on Friday afternoon. Do not enroll for both.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $20 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $70

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; machine quilting gloves (opt).

 

545. OH MY STARS  *$64

B,H,PC  Terri Burton

Take the basics of English Paper Piecing a step further with this eight-pointed star. Learn how to deal with points and shapes other than hexagons. Fussy cutting is demonstrated as well.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $19 = $64

 

Supplies-Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

 

546. KICKING UP YOUR CREATIVITY!  *$50

E,PC  Jane Dunnewold & Zenna Duke

Cultivate and nurture your creative self—even if you're not sure you're creative! Explore exercises designed to strengthen your creative "core." Discover new strategies for expanding your creative horizons. Whether you embroider, sew, bead, quilt, or are just thinking about getting started, these three hours will change how you see your world.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $5 = $50

 

Supplies-Scissors (Paper Cutting); Glue Stick; Colored Pencils; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen.

 

547. FABRIC BEADS  *$60

E,PC,MM  Lynda MH Faires

Make your own beads for jewelry or mixed-media embellishment using fabric, glass beads, decorative threads, acrylic medium, paint, and wire—all provided. Make your chunky beads (approx 1.5in x 3/8in diameter) according to your personal style—bright, earthy, sparkly, elegant, muted. Make about ten beads in class and be inspired to make variations on your own!

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $15 = $60

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Wear Apron or Old Clothes; approx 6in sq plastic container with lid
(to take wet beads home from class); disposable rubber gloves (opt); old wash cloth (opt).

 

548. COLORING ON FABRIC WITH INKTENSE  *$75

E,MM  Jan Girod

Inktense gives you a painterly look without using paints or changing the hand of the fabric.  Learn a variety of application techniques that will allow you to create bold, vibrant images or softer watercolor effects. Also offered as 480 on Thursday morning. Do not enroll for both.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $30 = $75

 

Supplies-Mechanical Pencil; Wear Apron or Old Clothes; Inktense pencils or blocks if owned, some provided in class.

 

549. PAINTING SILK WITH WATER SOLUBLE WAX PASTEL  *$60

B,D,MM  Marina Landi

Have you ever wanted to paint on silk? Landi shows how to create beautiful and colorful images with these pastels. Use this technique as the basis for embroidery or even for a quilt. No painting experience necessary.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $15 = $60

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Pins; Eraser; Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen; temporary spray glue 505; min twenty-four colors water soluble Wax Pastel.

 

550. JELLY ROLL JIVE  *$54

E,PJ,PC,SM  Peggy Martin

Rock your rolls (pre-cuts, that is) stitching these fast, fun strip-pieced blocks with a contemporary positive/negative design. Use Jelly Rolls or other pre-cut 2.5in strips, or cut strips from your stash, selecting prints for a softer look or solids for more graphic impact. Block variations will be demonstrated during class for even more design options.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $4 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $54

 

Supplies-See complete supply list at www.peggymartinquilts.com “Houston Festival Supply Lists, Jelly Roll Jive.”

 

551. IPAD—JUST THE BASICS  *$68

B/I,D,PC,CH  Susie Monday

Learn basic iPad how-tos that take you into art and design for quilts and fabric. Organize, import and export, and go "fingers-on" with four teacher-recommended apps for photo editing, special effects, and pattern making.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $15 + EQUIP FEE - $8 = $68

 

Supplies-Paper, Pen, & Pencil; iPad with charger cord (any sz, generation that can update to latest IOS); four apps posted on website by Oct. 1. http://www.susiemonday.com/workshops

 

552. COLOR YOUR FABRIC WITH PAINTSTIKS  *$65

B,PC,MM,AP  Laura Murray

If you can color on paper, you can color on fabric to create exactly the right shade, texture, or print for your projects. Bold graphics to subtle batiks and more—it's all washable! Create a sample-filled reference of techniques for inspiration at home during this fun, fast-moving overview of Paintstik techniques.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $20 = $65

 

Supplies-Wear Apron or Old Clothes; 3/4in-1in masking or blue Painter’s tape. Fabric: eight 12in-14in  prewashed sqs (cotton, silk, or synthetic) with min six dk sqs and min two light (solid, hand-dyed, or subtle tone-on-tone).

 

553. MACHINE QUILTING BASICS—LEARN TO MACHINE QUILT AND LOVE IT!  *$65

B,PC,SM  Sue Nickels

Focus on the fundamentals of machine quilting on the home sewing machine. Start with an in-depth discussion on thread, needles, and notions. Practice the basic techniques of straight-line and free-motion machine quilting on small quilt packages, then on to stipple quilting and marked designs. Once you are confident, Nickels demonstrates how to successfully baste, package, and machine quilt your actual project. Go home feeling ready to tackle any size and style quilt.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $15 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $65

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Thread Snips; Safety Pins (fifty, sz 1); Small Trash Bag; quilting gloves (Graberoo's recommended), or quilter’s fingertips (fingers cut off Playtex or Mr. Clean dishwashing gloves); six 12in squares cotton or cotton blend batting. Fabric: six 12in sqs muslin or off-white cotton.

 

554. CRAZY FOR THREAD PAINTED LANDSCAPES—NEW!  *$71

B,PC,SM  Nancy Prince

Are you crazy for landscapes? Play Mother Nature for a day and create a small landscape vignette. Learn to choose the right colors and how to incorporate them into your thread work to create realism. A straight and zigzag stitch do all the work—you just move the hoop.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $18 + EQUIP FEE - $8 = $71

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; Pins; 40wt rayon or polyester threads: tree trunk—med dk brown, med spruce, med light taupe; tree canopy—med olive and variegated fall (avail for sale in class); flowers & stem—dk and med green, yellow & orchid; addnl 40wt rayon or polyester threads in green, brown, and fall colors from your stash; 6in wood or plastic machine embroidery hoop (avail for sale in class).

 

555. MORNING MOORS  *$70

E,PJ,MM  Kristin Rodriguez

Mixed-media at its best! Create this abstract landscape using textures, fabrics, hand stitching, and embroidery. Create a stamped focal point and complete your piece with a painted canvas for mounting.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $25 = $70

 

Supplies-Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Thimble; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Wear Apron or Old Clothes.

 

556. JAPANESE FUROSHIKI WRAPPING CLOTH  *$80

B,H,PJ  Becky Scellato

Learn to make a traditional Furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) using Sashiko stitching techniques. Add Yukata fabrics for additional design interest. Class includes instruction in different types of Sashiko stitches and how to transfer a design to fabric, as well as a trunk show.  Sashiko designs are provided in the kit and a variety of stencils will be offered for use in class for additional design motifs.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $35 = $80

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Thimble; Pins; white wash-out marking pen or pencil; needle threader (opt).

 

557. ART APPLIQUÉ  *$70

E,PJ  Maria Shell

Journey into the wonderful world of surface design. Set your imagination to work as you use images from commercial cotton textiles to create your own original compositions

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $25 = $70

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Small Trash Bag. Fabric: FQ sky or background; FQ ground or table cloth.

 

558. MARK THE DESIGN AND FOLLOW THE LINE  *$70

I,AP,SM  Cyndi Souder

If you can mark the design, you can quilt it. Learn three simple and effective ways to mark your free-motion designs before you quilt. Work on printed quilting designs with tips to help you use them. These techniques are especially useful for those who need to practice control in free-motion work.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $20 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $70

 

Supplies-Scissors (Paper Cutting); Thread Snips; Pins; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen; Seam Ripper; ballpoint pen; 3 pcs 18in sq of batting (cotton, wool, or silk). Fabric: six 18in sqs cotton solids.

 

559. MINI MASTER CLASS LECTURE  *$58

E,PJ,PC  Ricky Tims

Jam-packed with information and inspiration, this seminar-style masterclass covers Eleven Cool Things Every Quilter Should Know; No-pins Precision Curved Piecing; Rhapsody Quilt Design; Outline Appliqué with Double-Blanket Stitch; and Ricky's Kool Kaleidoscope Quilt Process. No sewing and no supply list. A full-color syllabus included for all topics.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $10 + EQUIP FEE - $3 = $58

 

Supplies-Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

 

560. TINY HOMES  *$70

E,D,PJ,PC  Laura Wasilowski

Create a little house quilt and receive a degree in Architecture from the Chicago School of Fusing at the same time! Explore the art of fusing—free cutting, layering, collage building, and improvisational design. Make a whimsical neighborhood placed in a colorful landscape setting with a kit of pre-fused hand-dyed fabrics.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $25 = $70

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Small Trash Bag; Rotary Cutter (45mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (18in); Rotary Cutting Ruler (12in); 1yd parchment paper; 14in sq batting; specialty rotary cutter blades like pinking, wavy, or scallop (opt); tweezers (opt).

 

MORNING EVENT

10 AM-NOON

 

 

562. FRIDAY SAMPLER  $35

Twenty-nine Festival teachers at separate tables around the room offer continuous demonstrations of particular techniques and methods. Students circulate around the room informally. Enrollees receive a booklet consisting of a handout from each participating teacher. Date Night Sampler #620 and Saturday Sampler #745 follow the same format, but topics and teachers vary.

 

Marcia BaraldiCreate Fillers with Free-Motion Ruler Work on a Domestic Machine

 

Ruth Ann BerryPiecing 60 Degree Triangles for 3-D Effects

 

Christen BrownWhat's in Your Button Box?

 

Karen Kay BuckleyMaking Perfect Circles, Perfect Stems, and Perfect Points

 

Melinda BulaCutting Garden Quilts Using Fusible Fabric to Paint

 

Susan K. ClevelandDouble-pointed Dresdens—So Many Possibilities!

 

Beth CunninghamHand Lettering for Stitchers and Quilters

 

Kathy DuniganSimple Appliqué with Wonderful Wool!

 

Karen FisherQuilts + Buttons = My Idea of Cool!

 

Katie FowlerTBD

 

Gail GarberDesign Free-Form Shapes!

 

Cindy GrisdelaFun with Improv Blocks

 

Lois HallockOrganized Quilt Studio in Three Easy Steps

 

Nancy HindsUpcycle Orphan Blocks and Tired Quilts

 

Jean ImpeyDrawing with India Ink on Fabrics with Jean Impey

 

Cindy LohbeckMagical Ice Dyed Mandalas

 

Ebony LoveDie Cut Garlands

 

Jenny K. LyonCutwork—Perfect Project for Free-Motion Quilters

 

Dierdra McElroyThat Perfect Stitch

 

Marti MichellHow to Cut a Pineapple—Quilt That Is!

 

Karen MillerFree-Motion Quilting—Simple, Effective Curve & Straight Ruler Designs

 

Bethanne NemeshBeaded Piping

 

Catherine RedfordDorset Buttons—A Traditional English Craft

 

Nancy RoelfsemaMulti-Measurement Rotary Cutting—The Most Accurate Way to Cut Fabric

 

Deborah TiricoAppliqué with Wool Thread—Unravel the Mystery

 

Lori TriplettFabric Stash Jewelry

 

Barb VlackPress, Piece, and Peel Log Cabin Foundation Block

 

Cindy WalterHuck Embroidery

 

Cecile WhatmanMan Made Meltables

 

MORNING LECTURES

8-9 AM

 

563. THE VALUE OF “VALUE”

Grace Errea

With a focus on value's importance in textile work, Errea will show how to see value in a new way to release your inner artist. Use it to create a focal point, set the mood in a piece, create 3-D dimensionality, or provide perspective to a landscape. Trunk show enhances the experience and specialty tools will be demoed and available for purchase. ***

 

9-10 AM

 

564. CAPTIVATING COMPOSITIONS  $10

Deborah Boschert

Find design and composition intimidating? Boschert makes the subject approachable. Learn eight classic compositions through examples from traditional, modern, and art quilting, as well as fine art, architecture, and more. See how they can generate ideas for fabulous original work! ***

 

10-11 AM

 

565. UNIQUE CUTTING TECHNIQUES & COLOR OPTIMIZATION FOR LEFTOVER SCRAPS  $10

Judy Gauthier

Gauthier reveals her secrets to great looking scrap quilts. Learn how to use unique cutting techniques for odd shaped scraps that you never thought you would use, as well as how to decide which colors to use and how to group them for optimal effect. ***

 

11 AM-NOON

 

566. IT STARTED WITH A KITCHEN DRAWER  $10

Nancy Goldsworthy

Time to make your stash more manageable? Goldsworthy shows you how to get started and build a Plan of Action for doing just that as well as reducing the rest of life's clutter. Maximize the enjoyment of your collected treasures! ***

 

LUNCHEON LECTURE

NOON-2 PM

 

567. TWO WOMEN WHO CHANGED QUILT HISTORY—45 YEARS OF FESTIVAL  $40

Teresa Duryea Wong

Don’t miss this wild romp through 45 years of International Quilt Festival history as you learn the story of the two women who created Festival and a whole lot more. At a time when women rarely owned a business, cousins Karey Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes broke social barriers and raised the bar for women as they turned what many saw as a hobby into a business, and created an appreciation for the art form that flourishes today. Their company, Quilts, Inc., also founded the International Quilt Market, which is credited with helping build the multi-billion dollar quilt industry. In addition, these two intrepid Texas women helped revive quilting in Europe through 20 years of Quilt Expo. Author Teresa Duryea Wong spent countless hours interviewing the powerful duo for her book Magic & Memories: 45 Years of International Quilt Festival (available for purchase at the luncheon). Q&A/Booksigning on show floor Sat., Nov., 2, at 3 pm. The interviews, the research, the memories, and the magic of Festival will all come to life in this lively lecture. A meal with beverage is included.

 

AFTERNOON LECTURES

2-3 PM

 

568. CONVERTING QUILT PATTERNS FOR DIE CUTTING  $10

Ebony Love

Make the most of your die cutting system. Love shows how to quickly determine which dies to use to cut shapes for quilting, identify whether you already own those dies, and easily translate patterns for die cutting no matter which cutting system you own. ***

 

3-4 PM

 

569. MY ECLECTIC QUILT PAGEANT  $10

Susan K. Cleveland

A personality known for both fabulous quilts and laughter, Cleveland shares a wealth of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh, interesting details to your quilts against a backdrop of national award-winning quilts. ***

 

4-5 PM

 

570. RUNNING WITH SCISSORS  $10

Pamela Damour

Updated your "tool box" lately? New to sewing and want to make the right purchases? Join Damour for a look at the latest gadgets, how to care for them, and how to determine quality. Learn the proper way to use scissors, how to hold a rotary cutter, which end of a seam ripper is up, and how to use all the notions you see in your favorite sewing shop. ***

 

AFTERNOON LONGARM CLASSES

1-5 PM

 

572. FREE-MOTION FREEDOM—LONGARM HANDS-ON  *$124

B/I,D,PC,LA  Linda Hrcka

Hrcka takes you through the complete quilt process—beginning to end. Learn to navigate batting, thread, and design, and how to tackle “difficult” quilts. Hrcka recounts challenges of her own as part of the learning process. Leave with more than enough inspiration for your future quilting endeavors! Rulers are provided for students to use in class.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $25 + EQUIP FEE - $14 = $124

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Note/Sketch Paper.

 

573. FAST FORWARD FEATHERS—LONGARM HANDS-ON  *$129

B/I,PC,LA  Karen Marchetti

Always avoiding feathers in your quilting? Don’t be intimidated! Marchetti shows why this is her favorite technique. Stretch your creativity as you learn these zero backtrack, whimsical, FAST feathers! They’re not your traditional, but they sure are fun and fill space with speed!

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $30 + EQUIP FEE - $14 = $129

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Note/Sketch Paper; blue water soluble pen/chalk marker.

 

574. MYSTICAL MODERN—MAKING SURFACE MAGIC—LONGARM HANDS-ON  *$218

E,D,LA  Jamie Wallen

Bring a fresh look to your modern work! Wallen shares his personal building blocks to creating quilts that are clean and visually stunning, including his signature Metropolis Series for borders, blocks, and backgrounds, and pivot point techniques. Appropriate for all levels of longarm, mid-arm, short-arm, and home machine users. One person per machine—space is limited.

*CLASS FEE - $165 + MAT FEE - $25 + EQUIP FEE - $28 = $218

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

 

AFTERNOON CLASS

1-5 PM

 

576. LOVE TRIANGLES ITAJIME SHIBORI  *$135

E,D,PJ,PC,MM  Cindy Lohbeck

Did you know you can create an infinite number of patterns from just one fold? Choosing which shape of acrylic resist template and how you place it on your fabric gives you something different every time. These bold and graphic designs are the perfect addition to your fabric stash!

*CLASS FEE - $55 + MAT FEE - $80 = $135

 

Supplies-Scissors (Paper Cutting); Wear Apron or Old Clothes; approx 24in x 18in x 6in plastic bin w/lid; permanent marker; lg plastic bag (lawn and garden sz); roll of paper towels; min twelve 4in and four 6in spring clamps (plastic preferred, avail at big box stores).

 

AFTERNOON/EVENING CLASSES

2-9 PM

(DINNER BREAK 5-6PM)

 

577. SOMETHING FISHY  *$115

E,PJ,PC,SM  Gail Garber

Little fishies in bright colors—what could be better! Learn foundation and curved seam piecing as you make two different blocks for a quilt that can be finished later. AQM, May 2019, June 2018, March 2017, Jan. 2017; National Quilt Museum—New Quilts from Old Favorites, 2018. http://gailgarber.com

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $20 + EQUIP FEE - $10 = $115

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles (embroidery); Neutral Sewing Thread; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Thread Snips; Eraser; Mechanical Pencil; Rotary Cutter (45mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (18in x 24in); Rotary Cutting Ruler (3in x 18in); 18in x 24in freezer paper; black embroidery floss. Fabric: water—two ¼yd pcs diff backgrounds;  ¼yd white background behind flying geese; 1yd total of min 10 diff bright prints. To finish quilt (outside class): borders and vertical sashing—7/8yd med teal tone-on-tone print; goose unit top/ bottom—1/2yd dk blue tone-on-tone print; fish background—1.625 asst teal solids and prints; fish, goose strip, bubbles—1.33yd asst bright prints; fins—1/2yd asst black-and-white prints; goose strip background—7/8yd white solid; 1/8yd black-on-white 1/2in polka dot, 5/8yd bright multicolor stripe or print.

 

578. FINGERTIP GLOVES  *$150

B/I,H,PJ  Deborah Tirico

Craft yourself a pair of fingertips gloves—fun to make, beautiful, and functional! Keep your hands warm—but still leave your fingertips free. A dimensional wool appliqué design is embellished with beads and lambswool thread. Gussets give these gloves a smooth feel, with a Velcro closure at the wrist for a secure fit. Choose from a selection of colorways and adjust the fit to your own hands.

*CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $65 = $150

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles; Neutral Sewing Thread; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Thimble; Pins; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Scotch Tape; Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen; freezer paper; tissue paper.

 

AFTERNOON CLASSES

2-5 PM

 

580. DRAFTING CUSTOM LAYOUTS FOR PANELS  *$55

E,D,PC  Ruth Ann Berry

Draft a custom quilt layout that features a favorite panel or large-scale print fabric. Using graph paper, a pencil, and a block sizing chart, draw a pattern to highlight your featured fabric. Explore companion fabric and framing options to create an easy-to-piece, one-of-a-kind quilt.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $10 = $55

 

Supplies-Mechanical Pencil; Colored Pencils; Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

 

581. THE WONDERFUL WALKING FOOT  *$70

E,PC,SM  Debby Brown

Learn the wonders of walking foot quilting. Tackle more than just stitch-in-the-ditch—play with echo quilting, chevrons, spirals, and more. Also offered as 544 on Friday. Do not enroll for both.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $20 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $70

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; machine quilting gloves (opt).

 

582. FABULOUS FUSIBLE FLOWERS—CONEFLOWER  *$90

E,PJ,PC  Melinda Bula

New or intimidated by fusible appliqué? Discover Bula’s unique technique in this flower art class. See how color and value add depth and realism to your work. She has created a special fabric kit in a choice of colors. Come try something new and go home with a flower! Cutting-Garden Quilts: Fabulous Fusible Flowers, MC. www.melindabula.com

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $45 = $90

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Pins; Glue Stick; Small Trash Bag. Fabric: 1/2yd dk background.

 

583. SAY IT WITH WORDS—HAND-STITCHED TEXT  *$65

E,D,H,PJ,PC  Beth Cunningham

There is power in words. Translate that power to needle and thread. Textile artist, Cunningham, shares the studio practices she uses to create works of embroidered narrative as you work a sampler of your own in class. Through demonstration learn stitches like couching, beaded backstitch, whipped running stitch, and more. Botanical design options for completing your work will be presented. bethcunninghamartist.com

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $20 = $65

 

Supplies-Scissors (Paper Cutting); Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Thimble; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; 7in embroidery hoop (opt); battery operated light (opt); glasses for close work (opt).

 

584. WORKING IN A SERIES  *$50

I,D,PC,MM,AP  Jane Dunnewold

Learning how to develop a series is a satisfying way to advance the creative level of your work, whether you make quilts, stitch, or use mixed-media materials. Target specific strategies to chart ideas, capture themes, and orchestrate materials into a strong and pleasing body of work that will make you proud.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $5 = $50

 

Supplies-Paper, Pen, & Pencil; manageable sz pc of your own work (finished or in progress).

 

585. TRANSFORMED TRADITIONAL—MANDALA COLORING PARTY  *$90

E,PJ,MM  Katie Fowler

Be prepared to recharge your batteries and color to your heart's content in this half-day playshop. Fowler provides pre-printed fabric coloring sheets. Learn how to use Derwent Inktense pencils and aloe gel to color stunning quilt pattern-based mandalas.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $45 = $90

 

Supplies-Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

 

586. WOOLEN VISTAS  *$80

E,D,PJ,MM  Jan Girod

Experiment with fiber! Work with a variety of fibers and fabrics. Explore how they each deliver differing results as you paint a dimensional landscape. Wool, wool roving, silk, and more. Learn to choose the right fibers for the results you want!

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $35 = $80

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

 

587. LANDSCAPE FIBER COLLAGE  *$60

B,D  Marina Landi

Join in as Landi shares the materials, tools, and techniques you need for fast and beautiful collage work. Create a simple and fast landscape piece of art using threads, wool, and cheese cloth.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $15 = $60

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Pins; Small Trash Bag; Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen.

588. PERFECT POINTS  *$75

B/I,H,PC  Dierdra McElroy

Inside and outside points in your needleturn appliqué give you trouble? McElroy solves your problem! She diagrams the theory, discusses why things go wrong, demonstrates how to needleturn with precision, and then oversees your practice. A recipe for success!

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $30 = $75

 

Supplies-Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point).

589. DRAWING AND PAINTING ON THE IPAD  *$68

E,D,PC,CH  Susie Monday

Put your personal style front and forward! Monday shares the best iPad apps to design the fabrics you want for art quilts. Learn to use easy painting apps and special effects with striking results.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $15 + EQUIP FEE - $8 = $68

 

Supplies-Paper, Pen, & Pencil; iPad and charger cord; apps to be posted on website by Oct. 1.
http://www.susiemonday.com/workshops

590. CREATING WITH DERWENT INKTENSE PENCILS—SIMPLE APPLE  *$108

B,PC,MM  Nancy Prince

Expand your quilting toolbox! Creating with Derwent Inktense pencils is as easy as coloring. Join Prince for a day of coloring fun and watch as water and a paintbrush transforms the “penciling” into a beautiful, dramatic, and colorful work of art. Start with an apple pattern supplied in class, and then it’s up to the artist in you!

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $60 + EQUIP FEE - $3 = $108

 

Supplies-Wear Apron or Old Clothes; sm washcloth (prefer old, clean); sm container for water.

591. INTRODUCTION TO WOOL APPLIQUÉ  *$70

B,H,PC  Catherine Redford

Learn the techniques required for successful whipstitch wool appliqué while working on a small project that can be finished into a needlecase or pincushion. Add a little embroidery to embellish and add dimension to your project.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $25 = $70

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Pins; Small Trash Bag; ultra fine-tipped black Sharpie.

592. JAPANESE PATCHWORK TABLE MAT OR ART PIECE  *$90

B,D,PJ,H  Becky Scellato

Create an 18in x 22in boro-inspired table mat with various Japanese textiles and Sashiko stitching. Students will select from Yukata, Kasuri, and other traditional Japanese fabrics provided, and add Sashiko stitching to transform the patchwork into a one-of-a-kind table mat. Your one-of-a-kind piece could also be used as a pillow top or incorporated into a tote bag, garment, or other art piece. Optional border and backing can be added at home. Trunk show in class.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $45 = $90

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Thimble; Pins; Glue Stick.

593. COLOR—IT'S RELATIVE  *$57

E,PC  Maria Shell

Color is one of the most important components to quilt making. This short and intense workshop is based on a series of mini-lectures and exercises designed to take your color usage to the next level.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $12 = $57

 

Supplies-Scissors (Paper Cutting); Glue Stick; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Small Trash Bag. Fabric: twelve to twenty-four FQs asst colors and prints representing entire color wheel and all the neutrals which include black, grey, brown, and white.

594. SMART PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR QUILTING AND SOCIAL MEDIA  *$53

E,PC  Ricky Tims

What a tool we all carry around—right in our own pockets! This first-time offering at Quilt Festival covers a multitude of tips and tricks for shooting amazing images with your smart device (or DSLR camera). Learn the dos and don'ts regarding social media and photography, as well as ways to edit your images without expensive software in this lecture. Also covered—guidelines for photographing quilts for online viewing or submission to quilt shows. A must for every quilter who shares photographs.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $5 + EQUIP FEE - $3 = $53

 

Supplies-Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

595. FUSIBLE FUN IDEA BOOK  *$60

E,PJ,PC  Lori Triplett

Learn how to develop the artistic process and document what you learn in an idea book to keep for yourself or to give as a gift. Join Triplett and explore the world of creativity!

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $15 = $60

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting).

596. WALKING FOOT WOW  *$57

B,D,PC,SM  Cindy Walter

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $7 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $57

597. LIBBY'S LEAVES  *$70

E,D,PJ  Laura Wasilowski

Wasilowski invites you to join in the fusible fun! Connect with your creative spirit as you craft a colorful sampler of leaves using a kit of pre-fused fabrics. Design your leaves—or use those provided—it’s up to you! Design your small quilt top as you go and discover the delights of composition and color play.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $25 = $70

 

Supplies-Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Scissors (Paper Cutting); Small Trash Bag; Rotary Cutter (45mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (18in); Rotary Cutting Ruler (12in); Fine-tip Black Sharpie Pen; 1yd parchment paper; 16in sq batting; specialty rotary cutter blades, such as pinking, wavy, or scallop (opt); tweezers (opt).

598. BEGINNING ENGLISH PAPER PIECING—DRESDEN PLATE  *$64

B,D,H,PC  Elaine White

The possibilities are limitless! Practice the basics of folding fabric over a shape, basting, then hand stitching to form your design. Turn your Dresden Plate into a pincushion or frame it for a small gift.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $19 = $64

 

Supplies-Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

 

EVENING LECTURES

5-6 PM

600. MACHINE QUILTING IN SECTIONS  $10

Marti Michell

Discover how you can finish big quilts on your home sewing machine with Michell’s favorite "Low-Carb" quilting methods plus the "Low-Fat" option. Learn both the difference between, and similarities of, quilt-as-you-go and quilting in sections. ***

 

6-7 PM

601. AMERICAN COTTON—FARM TO QUILT  $10

Teresa Duryea Wong

Quilters are voracious consumers of 100% cotton fabric. Meet the American farmers who grow the world's most trusted cotton. Discover the quaint fabric shopping options for quilters in the early 1900s and see their antique cotton quilts. Learn the real story behind organic cotton. Meet the individuals who are supporting American cotton farmers and bringing back American-grown cotton fabric. ***

 

EVENING LONGARM CLASSES

6-9 PM

602. FIFTEEN FREEWHEELING FREE-MOTION FILLERS—LONGARM HANDS-ON  *$114

B,PC,LA  Ebony Love

Get started free-motion quilting on a longarm with basic fills you'll use again and again. Learn to combine designs for flow and continuity, and gain the confidence you need to stitch them onto any project.

*CLASS FEE - $65 + MAT FEE - $35 + EQUIP FEE - $14 = $114

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

603. BLOCK BREAKDOWN—LONGARM HANDS-ON  *$114

B/I,PC,LA  Karen Marchetti

Learn stitch variations of several common blocks using only one start and stop. Stitch your favorite version of each block on a custom-printed panel. Leave class with a multitude of ideas for any type of block. This class is a spin-off of Marchetti’s “Block Breakdown” Series with Gammill. You’ve seen the series—now take the class!

*CLASS FEE - $65 + MAT FEE - $35 + EQUIP FEE - $14 = $114

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Note/Sketch Paper.

604. BORDER ME BEAUTIFUL—LONGARM HANDS-ON  *$99

B/I,PC,LA  Bethanne Nemesh

Break away from boring borders! Learn more than twenty border units using only a non-backtrack feather combined with straight lines to create glorious secondary design frames. This class is just what you need for those quilt tops that require a little something extra—a beautiful mid-custom plan, or get creative and go full custom!

*CLASS FEE - $65 + MAT FEE - $20 + EQUIP FEE - $14 = $99

 

Supplies-Thread Snips; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; fabric marking pen.

 

EVENING CLASSES

6-9 PM

606. THE WONDER WALLET  *$75

E,PJ,SM  Pamela Damour

With four card slots, one currency pocket, and a zippered pocket for coins, this wallet is only three pieces of fabric. Its unique construction method makes it a breeze, so you will want to make several!

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $25 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $75

 

Supplies-Neutral Sewing Thread; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Pins; Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

607. DYNAMIC RANDOM BACKGROUNDS CREATED USING APPLIQUÉ  *$90

E,PC,SM  Grace Errea

Have you ever struggled trying to find just the right background fabric for your wonderful future quilt? Sometimes the colors, values, and textures are just not working. You visited every store in the neighborhood and still nothing! Learn how to create your own randomly appliquéd backgrounds, which are dynamic, have movement, and showcase the focal point. We will discuss how to position the fabrics so that they create a smooth, flawless result. Plan color/value scheme for smooth transition and compatibility with the focal point(s). In this process all fabrics are placed with your full control even though the result will appear random and free-flowing.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $40 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $90

 

Supplies-Neutral Sewing Thread; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Pins; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Small Trash Bag; Rotary Cutter (med); Rotary Cutting Mat (12in x 18in); Rotary Cutting Ruler (min 18in).

608. FREEFORM STARS  *$55

E,PC,SM  Lynda MH Faires

Create countless constellations of freeform stars—no two alike—using no templates, no little triangles, no fussy piecing, no mistakes. Create fat stars, skinny stars, straight stars, crooked stars, and quirky stars. So much fun!

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $5 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $55

 

Supplies-Sewing Thread to Match Fabric; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Pins; Rotary Cutter (med); Rotary Cutting Mat (med); Rotary Cutting Ruler (med, approx 4in x 14in); Seam Ripper. Fabric: stars—eight to twelve asst (some busy, some plain) total min 3yds; 2yds (strong contrast to stars like black, solid, tone-on-tone) background.

609. OVER AND UNDER RAINBOWS  *$77

B,PJ,SM  Gyleen X. Fitzgerald

Modern with a twist! "KNOT" as hard as you think! It's visually dynamic with fast easy piecing. All you need is one 2.5in strip set and 3.5yds of background.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $27 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $77

 

Supplies-Neutral Sewing Thread; Thread Snips; Pins; Rotary Cutter (45mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (12in x 18in); Rotary Cutting Ruler (6in x 18in); Seam Ripper. Fabric: ten 2.5in x 40in asst fabrics (solids, semi-solids, batiks); three 2.5in x 40in background. See complete supply list at www.colourfulstitches.com

610. GOURMET BINDINGS  *$60

E,PC,SM  Helen Frost

Build your repertoire of great bindings. Frost shows the next level of special edgings including two-color, faux piping, Prairie Points, facings, and more. Learn to bind angled and scalloped edges too. Practice on pre-quilted sample pieces to perfect your newfound skills.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $10 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $60

 

Supplies-Neutral Sewing Thread; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Thread Snips; Pins; Seam Ripper.

611. SPIRALMANIA—SWEET SIXTEEN HANDS-ON  *$50

B/I,PC,AP,S16  Helen Godden

You’ll never look at a spiral the same way again! Let Godden inspire you to explore these jewels in their many variations—round, curvaceous, elongated, abstract, wonky, ribbons, or fireballs! She’ll share the secrets to make them yours!

*CLASS FEE - $45 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $50

 

Supplies-Safety Pins; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Note/Sketch Paper; two 20in sq sandwiches of solid or muslin.

612. PLEATHER HANDBAG SEWING TECHNIQUES  *$68

B,D,PC,SM  Cheryl Kuczek

Enhance your handbag creations with pleather! Kuczek shows how to sew pleather with confidence, providing what you need to know about different types and grades, and the basics to stitching—including the best stitch length and the proper tension settings on your machine.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $18 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $68

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Thread Snips; Pins; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Rotary Cutting Ruler (1in x 6in); roller chalk marker.

613. PIPING AND BINDING  *$56

E,PC,AP,SM  Philippa Naylor

Add a final flourish to your quilts. Finish your own edges using techniques you’ve seen used in award-winning quilts. Contrasting fabric covered piping and double-folded binding are attached by machine to give beautiful straight edges, perfect corners, and invisible joins. Join Naylor as she shares all the professional secrets!

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $6 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $56

 

Supplies-Sewing Needles (handsewing); Sewing Thread to Match Fabric; Scissors (Fabric Cutting); Embroidery Scissors (cut to the point); Pins; Safety Pins; Eraser; Mechanical Pencil; Paper, Pen, & Pencil; Small Trash Bag; Rotary Cutter (45mm); Rotary Cutting Mat (med); Rotary Cutting Ruler (12in); Quilter’s 1in x 6in or 1in x 12in ruler; Quilter’s 6in sq or 6.5in sq.; two quilt sandwiches with low loft batting 12in sq. (no need to baste). Fabric: two diff FQs.

 

 

614. DIAMOND EMBROIDERY  *$60

E,MM  Nancy Roelfsema

Try your hand at this trend sweeping the nation—diamond embroidery. Learn to create beautiful canvas using this relaxing and enjoyable technique. Frame or sew into a wallhanging.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $15 = $60

 

Supplies-Paper, Pen, & Pencil.

 

615. FEARLESS MACHINE QUILTING  *$57

B,PC,SM  Cindy Walter

Have some fun with machine quilting. Straight or curvy lines—find out which style best suits your ability and works with your quilt design. Hands-on learning will make you more confident to work on projects at home. Kit has everything you need except thread clippers.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $7 + EQUIP FEE - $5 = $57

 

Supplies-Thread Snips.

 

EVENING EVENT

6-8 PM

 

620. DATE NIGHT SAMPLER  $35

Twenty-one Festival teachers at separate tables around the room offer continuous demonstrations of particular techniques and methods. Students circulate around the room informally. Enrollees receive a booklet consisting of a handout from each participating teacher. Friday Sampler #562 and Saturday Sampler #745 follow the same format, but topics and teachers vary.

 

Marcia Baraldi—Making Perfect Reliefs with Reverse Trapunto

 

Ruth Ann Berry—Bargello Design for Maximum Effect

 

Christen Brown—Embroider with Confidence

 

Veronique Diligent—Color Blend Appliqué

 

Kathy Dunigan—No Fail Prepared Edge Appliqué!

 

Karen G. Fisher—Mini Lecture—Why We Choose the Quilts We Make and Love

 

Judy Gauthier—Scrap Quilting and Color Theory for Scrap Quilts

 

Nancy Goldsworthy—Machine Embellishing—It's All About the Feet!

 

Lois HallockErgonomics for Quilters and Crafters

 

Reeze HansonDemystifying Fusible Web for Machine Appliqué

 

Jane HaworthStarting from a Photo—Pet Portraits Fabric Collage

 

Jean ImpeyFabric Greeting Cards with Jean Impey

 

Kathy KansierWorking with Wool

 

Robin KoehlerFabric Collaborations

 

Cindy LohbeckShibori—Focus on the Fold

 

Dierdra McElroyControlling Your Curves

 

Karen MillerSilhouette Creations, Artistry Not Required—Wool + Fabric + Thread = Fun

 

Maria ShellColor—It's Relative

 

Sarah Ann SmithPaint on Art Quilts—Work Smarter, Not Harder

 

Lori TriplettHand Painted Quilt Blocks

 

Cecile WhatmanIncorporating Silk and Wool Fibre Into Art Quilts, Garments, and More