Quilt Market Houston - Take & Teach Classes

november 3 - NOVEMBER 5, 2018

 

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

 

8 AM-9:30 AM

TAKE & TEACH  (CLASSES 305-322)

Take & Teach mini-classes provide hands-on seminars and demonstrations by representatives of International Quilt Market exhibitors. The classes are offered Saturday, November 3 (305-322), Sunday, November 4 (classes 405-424), and Monday, November 5 (classes 505-520).

The focus is on specific techniques and applied use of new products, including learning new skills and marketing ideas. List, in order of preference, your first and second choice per session. You can take only one mini-class per session. There are no refunds on Take & Teach to keep your cost as low as possible.

 

 

305. SPRING MUG RUG/WONDER FUSE $10

Debra Haney, Clover Needlecraft

Appliqué is the perfect way to attach a spring theme to all of our home décor, quilting, and fashion accessories, and Clover's new Wonder Fuse is the perfect way to do flawless appliqué. Enjoy this introduction to the creative benefits of Wonder Fuse by making a spring mug rug. Leave with some great ideas on how to make creative decoration for spring both fun and easy. (*)

 

 

306. QUILT AS YOU GO WITH FAST-FOLD HEXIES $10

Mary M. Hogan, Fox Chapel Publishing

Fold, insert batting, sew—you made a hexie! Sew them together and you've finished a quilt—backing and batting included! (*)

 

 

307. 60-DEGREE TRIANGLES WITH NO Y-SEAMS $10

Stephanie Soebbing, Fox Chapel Publishing

Make 60-degree diamond and triangle quilts easily with no Y-seams! Learn to cut, sew, and pin to create perfect points. (*; 4.5in x WOF strips in two colors; 60-degree ruler—Clearview Triangle 60-degree Acrylic Ruler recommended. Be sure all three points intact as a ruler with one. (blunt tip will not work.)

 

 

308. BATTING—SHOW OFF YOUR ART! $10

Stephanie Hackney, Hobbs Bonded Fibers/Hobbs Batting

Learn which battings & craft products are best for each type of project—show entries; quilts (bed, throw, wall, kid, charity); household (pillows, runners, placemats); and personal (clothing, bags/purses). One attendee will win $100 worth of products!

 

 

309. BE A STAR AT PAPER PIECING  $10

Nan Baker & Margaret Brewster Willingham, Island Batik

Get perfect points paper piecing with the authors as you make the 4in “Mini-Star of Light” pattern featured in their book, Christmas RAPPing (Reverse Appliqué and Paper Piecing). This technique combines reverse appliqué and paper piecing. (*; 8)

 

 

310. MAKE THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS QUILT THE QUICK AND EASY WAY! $10

Jackie Kunkel, Island Batik

Using the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim tool and Jackie's instructions, cutting and making pineapple blocks have never been so easy! (*; Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool - CGRJAW3, if possible)

 

 

311. LAYERED PATCHWORK—LESS CUTTING, FASTER SEWING, GORGEOUS QUILTS! $10

Lynne Hagmeier, Martingale

Make an 18in square pillow with Lynne's Layered Patchwork method—get the look of beautiful patchwork without all the seams. She is the author of Kansas Troubles Quilters Cozy Quilts and Comforts. (*; 8)

 

 

312. BRIMFIELD BLOCK BASICS $10

Nisha Bouri & Kim Martucci, Paper Pieces

The girls from Brimfield Awakening will teach you the basic English Paper Piecing (EPP) steps in making a Brimfield Block. (*; glue pen)

 

 

313. FUNDAMENTALS OF A POINT-OF-SALE $10

Brandon Christensen, POSIM Software

The main features of a successful point-of-sale will include item tracking, purchasing, receiving,
customer management, and much more! Join us while we discuss these features and what a point-of-sale can do for you.

 

 

314. ONLINE SALES MAKING YOU SWEAT? WE HAVE YOUR FIX! $10

Alex Anderson & Ricky Brooks, RNK Distributing

Retailers like you can compete with the Amazon type online retailers with an "experience" atmosphere and exclusive products. Come see!

 

 

315. FREE-MOTION TEMPLATE QUILTING WITH YOUR HOME SEWING MACHINE $10

Donelle McAdams, Sew Steady

Donelle prepares you for a successful Template Quilting experience. Covering machine set-up and supplies. Experience “sewing” by drawing designs with templates.

 

 

316. THE EASIEST & SOFTEST SELF-BINDING LOVEY YOU'LL EVER MAKE $10

Teresa Coates, Shannon Fabrics

Just four small seams and some topstitching make a quick display sample for your shop. Uses Embrace™ double gauze and Cuddle®! (*; long flower head pins; ballpoint pen; 6in x 12in acrylic ruler)

 

 

317.  USING PATTERN SERIES WITH EMAIL & SOCIAL MEDIA $10

Teresa Coenen, Stitchin' Tree LLC

Teresa demonstrates how to use a reproducible pattern series with email and social media to increase open rate & sell.

 

 

318. PERFECT PIECING WITH DEB TUCKER'S STUDIO 180 DESIGN TOOLS $10

Sarah Furrer & Deb Tucker, Studio 180 Design

Learn to trim basic units. See how easy it is to position the tools, trim two sides, then repeat. Perfect! (*; 8)

 

 

319. THREAD DOODLING $10

Eric Drexler, Sulky Of America

Our free-motion guru, Eric, will share how to "draw" intricate designs on fabrics using different thread types and stabilizer. By the end of this class, you will be hooked on drawing with thread. (*)

 

 

320. MATCHSTICK QUILTING BASICS AND BEYOND $10

Kelly Nagel, Sulky Of America

Learn the fundamentals of matchstick quilting along with some tips and tricks for branching out and making this popular quilting style work on any quilt. (*)

 

 

321. KWIK EPP TIPS AND TRICKS $10

Hea Garza, Karie Jewell, & Katherine Walters, Two Kwik Quilters

Make a block of Kwik Sparklers, new English Paper Piecing (EPP) pattern, and learn tips and tricks for add-on sales for your shop. (*; Sew Line glue pen; glue)

 

 

322. ADDICTED TO THREADS $10

Linda McGehee, WonderFil Specialty Threads

Solve the mystery of where to use threads-in a foot for couching or the needle. Construct a sampler of creative threadwork suitable for garments, quilts, and crafts. (*)

 

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

 

8 AM-9:30 AM

TAKE & TEACH  (CLASSES 405-424)

See Take & Teach (8 am on Saturday, November 3) for concept and description. There are no refunds on Take & Teach to keep your cost as low as possible.

 

 

405. LEARN ABOUT SEWING WITH KRAFT-TEX & LEAVE WITH A KRAFT-TEX WRISTLET $10

Gailen Runge, C&T Publishing

Learn everything you can do with the paper that looks and feels like leather but washes like fabric. Learn to sew a stylish wristlet made with kraft-tex.

 

 

406. MACRAMÉ  PLANT HANGER $10

Alicia Carr, Clover Needlecraft

Macramé plant hangers are a welcome addition to any room for your home. It's a collaboration between Mother Nature and you—she brings the stems and leaves, you bring the ropes and knots. Using those materials you can create a macramé masterpiece, combining them creatively to accentuate both the plant and the room. Discover how easily you can do this with Clover's new Macramé Plant Hanger Gauge. (*)

 

 

407. WORK AND PLAY WITH WOOL $10

Judy Moore Pullen, The Colonial Needle Company

Learn about the advantages of wool appliqué for both beginning and hand stitchers. Play with a variety of beautiful threads.

 

 

408. STRING QUILTING—START WITH STASH, GENERATE NEW SALES $10

Mary M. Hogan, Fox Chapel Publishing

Bring the joys of string quilting to your shop. Learn fresh techniques for string quilting from the author
of String Quilt Style and Classic to Contemporary String Quilts. Stringing starts with stash but creates new sales. (*)

 

 

409. MACHINE QUILTING WITH STITCHING PATHWAYS $10

Wendy Sheppard, Fox Chapel Publishing

Explore easy ways to teach domestic machine quilting at shops using the teaching sample from Stitching Pathways. (*; 50wt or 60wt threads; curved safety pins for basting quilt sandwich)

 

 

410. BATTING—WHAT'S INSIDE MATTERS $10

Stephanie Hackney, Hobbs Bonded Fibers/Hobbs Batting

This informative session includes the pros and cons of each batting, tips for use, merchandising batting, and selling tips. One attendee will win $100 worth of batting!

 

 

411. MACHINE REVERSE APPLIQUÉ—MINI-STAR OF WONDER ORNAMENT $10

Nan Baker & Margaret Brewster Willingham, Island Batik

Machine reverse appliqué is quick and easy when you Appli-quilt the Eye of the Beholder way! (*; small sharp scissors)

 

 

412.  FAST LAYERING AND STITCHING APPLIQUÉ WITHOUT FUSIBLE WEB $10

Jayme Crow & Jerrine Kirsch, Island Batik/Bella Nonna Design Studio

Learn fast layering and decorative stitching techniques while completing a 13in flower block for an inspiring shop sample! Kit provided. (*; fabric marking pencil; Roxanne Glue-Baste-It or Sewline glue pen; Fray Check)

 

 

413. LEARN HOW TO USE AND STITCH LASER CUT APPLIQUÉ SHAPES!  $10

Jackie Kunkel, Island Batik

Ever wondered about the laser cut appliqué hype? Come learn how to use laser cut shapes! A fun, quick appliqué class! (*)

 

 

414. STASHTASTIC! QUILTS FOR FAT QUARTERS $10

Doug Leko, Martingale

Create a classic, Fat Quarter packed sample with Doug Leko! Use Doug's special ruler, designed to streamline cutting and piecing. He is the author of Stashtastic! (*; 8)

 

 

415. BRIMFIELD BLOCK BASICS $10

Nisha Bouri & Kim Martucci, Paper Pieces

The girls from Brimfield Awakening will teach you the basic English Paper Piecing (EPP) steps in making a Brimfield Block. (*; glue pen)

 

 

416. ALL THE SECRETS FOR ULTIMATE HANDBAG CONSTRUCTION $10

Cheryl Kuczek, Paradiso Designs

Understand all the elements that make for an awesome handbag with great structure and designer looks!

 

 

417. FUNDAMENTALS OF A POINT-OF-SALE $10

Brandon Christensen, POSIM Software

The main features of a successful point-of-sale will include item tracking, purchasing, receiving,
customer management, and much more! Join us while we discuss these features and what a point-of-sale can do for you.

 

 

418. SIMPLIFIED 3-D QUILTS  $10

Greg Barner & Ruth Ann Berry, The Quilter's Clinic

Hands-on sewing session demonstrating the easy way to create the illusion of 3-D using rows of triangles and no Y-seams. (*)

 

 

419. ONLINE SALES MAKING YOU SWEAT? WE HAVE YOUR FIX! $10

Alex Anderson & Ricky Brooks, RNK Distributing

Retailers like you can compete with the Amazon-type online retailers with an "experience" atmosphere and exclusive products. Come see!

 

 

420. FREE-MOTION TEMPLATE QUILTING WITH YOUR HOME SEWING MACHINE $10

Donelle McAdams, Sew Steady

Donelle prepares you for a successful Template Quilting experience. Covering machine setup and supplies. Experience “sewing” by drawing designs with templates.

 

 

421. 1-2-3 STEPS TO A CUDDLE QUILT $10

Teresa Coates, Shannon Fabrics

Learn the Stitch & Flip method for making easy strip quilts with Cuddle® fabric. Make a display sample customers will love. (*; long flower head pins; Wonder Clips)

 

 

422. HOST A TRADER'S DICE GAME EVENT $10

Teresa Coenen, Stitchin' Tree LLC

Teresa demonstrates how to host a Trader's Dice game night/event to sell hard-to-move inventory.

 

 

423. THREAD DOODLING $10

Eric Drexler, Sulky Of America

Our free-motion guru, Eric, will share how to "draw" intricate designs on fabrics using different thread types and stabilizer. By the end of this class, you will be hooked on drawing with thread. (*)

 

 

424. KWIK EPP TIPS AND TRICKS  $10

Hea Garza,  Karie Jewell, & Katherine Walters, Two Kwik Quilters

Make a block of Kwik Sparklers, new English Paper Piecing (EPP) pattern, and learn tips and tricks for add-on sales for your shop. (*; Sew Line glue pen; glue)

 

 

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

 

8 AM-9:30 AM

TAKE & TEACH  (CLASSES 505-520)

See Take & Teach (8 am on Saturday, November 3) for concept and description. There are no refunds on Take & Teach to keep your cost as low as possible.

 

 

505. ByANNIE BAG MAKING BASICS $10

Annie Unrein, ByAnnie.com LLC

Learn secrets to making beautiful bags with durable structure, designer touches, and professional construction details from bag-making expert Annie Unrein. (paper and pen for notes)

 

 

506. EMBELLISH WITH HAND EMBROIDERY & FELTING $10

Eloise Wagers, Clover Needlecraft

If hand embroidery is the standard in personalization, then mixed-media hand embroidery is the ultimate. Using Clover's innovative embroidery and felting tools, create a beautiful bag combining both thread and felted wool genres. Clover—effortlessly creative! (*)

 

 

507. THE SPIRITUALITY OF QUILTING $10

Judy Moore Pullen, The Colonial Needle Company

Connect with your inner spirit and deepen your awareness of the peace and joy of hand stitching.

 

 

508. BATTING—WHAT'S INSIDE MATTERS $10

Stephanie Hackney, Hobbs Bonded Fibers/Hobbs Batting

This informative session includes the pros & cons of each batting, tips for use, merchandising batting, and selling tips. One attendee will win $100 worth of batting!

 

 

509. IT'S A WONDER!  REVERSE APPLIQUÉ/APPLIQUÉ THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER WAY!  $10

Nan Baker & Margaret Brewster Willingham, Island Batik

Hand reverse appliqué is easy and fun with our 4-step method of Trace, Baste, Snip, and Stitch! (*; sm sharp scissors)

 

 

510. INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION OF STITCHERS WITH VISIBLE MENDING $10

Jenny Wilding Cardon, Martingale

Learn to patch, embroider, and darn items that need mending in creative ways. A perfect introduction to sewing for beginners! Cardon is the author of Visible Mending. (*)

 

 

511. BRIMFIELD MEADOWS—BRAND NEW EPP BLOCK FROM BRIMFIELD AWAKENING $10

Nisha Bouri & Kim Martucci, Paper Pieces

Be the first to learn this newly-released English Paper Piecing (EPP) block from Bouri & Martucci at Brimfield Awakening. (*; glue pen)

 

 

512. ALL THE SECRETS TO SEW FAUX LEATHER $10

Cheryl Kuczek, Paradiso Designs

Faux leather will elevate your handbag making game to the next level. Learn the coolest and best techniques to sew faux leather. (*)

 

 

513. FUNDAMENTALS OF A POINT-OF-SALE $10

Brandon Christensen, POSIM Software

The main features of a successful point-of-sale will include item tracking, purchasing, receiving,
customer management, and much more! Join us while we discuss these features and what a point-of-sale can do for you.

 

 

514. SIMPLIFIED 3-D QUILTS  $10

Greg Barner & Ruth Ann Berry, The Quilter's Clinic

Hands-on sewing session demonstrating the easy way to create the illusion of 3-D using rows of triangles and no Y-seams. (*)

 

 

515. REACH THE HOTTEST NEW SEWING MARKET—COSPLAYERS $10

Cheryl Sleboda, Sew Much Cosplay/RNK Distributing

Learn how you can reach this hot market of young engaged sewists. Learn what products to offer, including quilt products!

 

 

516. FREE-MOTION TEMPLATE QUILTING WITH YOUR HOME SEWING MACHINE $10

Donelle McAdams, Sew Steady

Donelle prepares you for a successful Template Quilting experience. Covering machine setup and supplies. Experience “sewing” by drawing designs with templates.

 

 

517. DOUBLE GAUZE SCARF—YOUR NEW FAVORITE ACCESSORY $10

Teresa Coates, Shannon Fabrics

Learn how easy it is to work with Embrace™ double gauze! Whip up a versatile infinity scarf that your customers will want to make too. (*; long thin pins)

 

 

518. SMALL STUFF SELLS $10

Teresa Coenen, Stitchin' Tree LLC

Teresa will demonstrate how to sell hard-to-move fabric by cutting it up into small kits and projects.

 

 

519. BOTANICAL HAND EMBROIDERY $10

Kelly Nagel, Sulky of America

Discover fun stitches perfect for creating botanical hand embroidery projects. Learn tips and techniques that make prep, perfect stitches, and finishing a project fun and relaxing. (*; needle threader)

 

 

520. KWIK EPP TIPS AND TRICKS $10

Hea Garza,  Karie Jewell, & Katherine Walters, Two Kwik Quilters

Make a block of Kwik Sparklers, new English Paper Piecing (EPP) pattern, and learn tips and tricks for add-on sales for your shop. (*; Sew Line glue pen; glue)

SUPPLIES

(1-needle; 2-thread; 3-scissors;

4-thimble; 5-rulers; 6-pins;

7-paper & pencil; 8-rotary cutter, ruler, & mat; 9-permanent marking pens). Numbers 1-6 are required for all sessions marked with an (*).

 

Any additional or specific types of basic supplies needed are listed after each class description in parenthesis.

SUPPLIES

(1-needle; 2-thread; 3-scissors;

4-thimble; 5-rulers; 6-pins;

7-paper & pencil; 8-rotary cutter, ruler, & mat; 9-permanent marking pens). Numbers 1-6 are required for all sessions marked with an (*).

 

Any additional or specific types of basic supplies needed are listed after each class description in parenthesis.

SUPPLIES

(1-needle; 2-thread; 3-scissors;

4-thimble; 5-rulers; 6-pins;

7-paper & pencil; 8-rotary cutter, ruler, & mat; 9-permanent marking pens). Numbers 1-6 are required for all sessions marked with an (*).

 

Any additional or specific types of basic supplies needed are listed after each class description in parenthesis.

SUPPLIES

(1-needle; 2-thread; 3-scissors;

4-thimble; 5-rulers; 6-pins;

7-paper & pencil; 8-rotary cutter, ruler, & mat; 9-permanent marking pens). Numbers 1-6 are required for all sessions marked with an (*).

 

Any additional or specific types of basic supplies needed are listed after each class description in parenthesis.

SUPPLIES

(1-needle; 2-thread; 3-scissors;

4-thimble; 5-rulers; 6-pins;

7-paper & pencil; 8-rotary cutter, ruler, & mat; 9-permanent marking pens). Numbers 1-6 are required for all sessions marked with an (*).

 

Any additional or specific types of basic supplies needed are listed after each class description in parenthesis.