Quilt Market Houston - Take & Teach Classes

October 28 - October 31, 2017

 

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Sold out classes will be marked with a sold out banner.

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.

TAKE & TEACH CLASSES

Take & Teach mini-classes provide hands-on seminars and demonstrations by representatives
of International Quilt Market exhibitors. The classes are offered Saturday, October 28 (classes 305-331), Sunday, October 29 (classes 405-429), and Monday, October 30 (classes (505-517).

 

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.

 

 

SATURDAY, October 28

 

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

 

305. MAKE YOUR CASH REGISTER SING WITH CREATIVE GRIDS® DEMOS! $10

Penny Haren, Checker Distributors

See how to effectively demonstrate the maximum amount of products in the shortest amount of time —and why!

 

306. HOW TO HOST MONTHLY "GRIDS GIRLS" PROGRAMS  $10

Deb Heatherly, Checker Distributors

Keep customers coming back month after month with Creative Grids® and watch sales soar!

 

307. CUT THE BASTING STEP OUT OF ENGLISH PAPER PIECING $10

Debra Haney, Clover Needlecraft

Learn to use Clover's Fabric Folding Pen to eliminate the basting step from English Paper Piecing. Make a small project to learn the entire EPP steps and increase product sales. (*)

 

308. CROCHET RUG FROM FABRIC STRIPS $10

Sheila Rolfer, Clover Needlecraft, Inc.

Transform “old” fabric pieces into continuous strip segments and crochet them into a beautiful, charming rug. Rely on either a random creative result or set out for a pre-planned design. Using your favorite fabrics and a Clover jumbo crochet hook, you can set your imagination free and create a masterpiece. It's fun, fast, and a great class you can teach in your own shop. (*)

 

309. BOOST SALES & CLASSES—EMBELLISHING LEE'S NEEDLEARTS PRODUCTS $10

Kelly Ashton, Colonial Needle Company/Presencia

Use free-motion and crayons to embellish Lee’s Needlearts products. Offer a class! Boost sales! Win-win for you and your customers. (*; Frixion pen (any color); machine quilting gloves, opt)

 

310. REVERSE WOOL APPLIQUÉ  $10

Judy Moore Pullen, The Colonial Needle Company

Combine wool, cotton, and batiks for eye-popping appeal using reverse appliqué. Play with a variety of threads and stitches. (*, fine point mechanical pencil)

 

311. NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S WAY—REVERSE APPLIQUÉ THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER WAY!  $10

Margaret B. Willingham, Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design

Hand reverse appliqué is doable, easy, and fun with our easy four-step method of trace, baste, snip, & stitch. Open up a world of creative possibilities. (*; sm sharp scissors)

 

312. FINISHING QUILTS—AS SIMPLE AS 1, 2, 3!  $10

Patricia Belyea, Hobbs Bonded Fibers

Introduce your customers to quilt finishing tips that are fast, easy, and enhance each quilt's design. Teacher and author Patricia Belyea will share her approach to making coordinated quilt backs, choosing the best batting for the desired results, and creating effortless facings. Interactive tutorial teaches you to create amazing results that get projects finished fast with lots of “wow” appeal!

 

313. KENNEL QUILTS  $10

Nan Baker, Island Batik

Learn to make Kennel Quilts for local pet shelters and how this project can bring new customers through your doors! (*)

 

314. SQUARE-AGONALS—AN EASY WAY TO PUT QUILTS ON POINT! $10

Sandi Blackwell, Landauer Publishing

Square-agonals—a simple, creative way to put a quilt on point with no math! A great class opportunity for your shop. (*)

 

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

Mary M. Hogan, Landauer Publishing

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

 

316. TWIST & SHOUT TABLE RUNNER FROM "RADIANT QUILTS"  $10

Elsie Campbell, Landauer Publishing

Use a die-cutting machine to create simple shapes and Elsie's Y-seam technique to create a table runner.
(*; thread snips; seam rippers)

 

317. EASY SHIBORI & RESIST FABRIC PATTERN TECHNIQUES CREATED WITH MARABU
FASHION SPRAYS $10

Celia Buchanan, Marabu North America

Easily create beautiful lustrous Shibori and resist patterns on fabric using high quality German-made Marabu Fashion Spray Colors. No mess—just unique fabrics every time. (apron or coverup)

 

318. EASY FABRIC PAINTING FOR SPECTACULAR RESULTS  $10

Lynn Koolish, Marabu North America

Use high quality Marabu German-made fabric colors to create unique and beautiful custom fabric designs. Leave with shop samples. (apron or coverup)

 

319. DARE TO BE DISTINCTIVE $10

Katja Marek, Martingale

Katja Marek will show you how to use English Paper Piecing to make stunning Dresden Plate blocks with a combination of hand and machine sewing techniques. (*; 8; ruler with 1/8in markings; fabric glue pen with refill—Fons & Porter water-soluble glue stick recommended)

 

320. HAVE YOUR CAKE AND CUT IT TOO! $10

Marti Michell, Michell Marketing, Inc.

See great From Marti Michell projects like Hunter’s Star, Disappearing Nine Patch, and Quilt-as-You-Piece that start with 10in pre-cut packages or other pre-cut sizes. Free handouts.

 

321. COMBINING QUILTING AND MACHINE EMBROIDERY $10

Christy Burcham, OESD

Learn techniques for combining quilting and embroidery. Leave with a teacher kit for a program you
can teach in-store.

 

322. PARADISO PLEATHER SEWING TECHNIQUES $10

Cheryl Kuczek of Paradiso, Paradiso Designs

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to sew this amazing material that looks and feels like leather.
(*; thread snips or scissors)

 

323. THE LAST POINT-OF-SALE YOU'LL EVER NEED! $10

Tara Spencer, POSIM Software

POSIM Software is packed with features designed specifically for the quilt industry. Let us guide you through the features of a powerful point-of-sale and inventory management software with focus on item tracking, sales, service and repair, events, and much more!

 

324. IF IT ISN'T MAKING MONEY, YOU DON'T HAVE ROOM FOR IT! $10

Alex Anderson and Ricky Brooks, Quilters Select by Alex Anderson

If you can't wear it, eat it, or sell it, get rid of it! Turn non-profit centers into moneymakers.

 

325. HOW TO USE QUILTSTER AS A TOOL FOR YOUR SHOP $10

Billy Niemeyer, Quiltster, Inc.

Leverage the power of Quiltster to decrease costs and increase sales year round.
(smartphone or tablets, opt)

 

326. BLING ANYTHING IN MINUTES $10

David Ihm (a.k.a. The Rhinestone Genie), Rhinestone Genie

Get hands-on! Quickly learn to apply up to 200 rhinestones per minute with our patented magnetic rhinestone templates. Great for demos and classes. Make & Take home some samples.

 

327. 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®! (*; marking pen; sm ruler—2in x 6in)

 

328. ONE TOOL DOES IT ALL—AND IN ANY SIZE $10

Jodi Barrows, Square in a Square

Imagine being able to make any triangle unit and most every quilt with just one tool—and in any size!

(pen & paper; camera, opt)

 

329. HOST A TRADER'S DICE GAME NIGHT $10

Teresa Coenen, Stitchin' Tree LLC

Teresa demonstrates how to promote, set up, choose fabric, and host a successful game night to sell
hard-to-move inventory.

 

330. THREAD DOODLING COTTON + STEEL THREAD BY SULKY $10

Eric Drexler, Sulky of America

Free-Motion Guru, Eric, will share how to "draw" intricate designs on fabric. By the end of this class, you will be drawing with thread like a pro! (*)

 

331. IMPROV PIECING & MATCHSTICK QUILTING WITH SULKY $10

Kelly Nagel, Sulky of America

Learn the fundamentals while you make your own small quilt with tips and techniques for stabilizing unruly scrap fabric—no stitch pattern needed. Combine thread types, too! (*)

 

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

 

8:00-9:30 AM

 

405. CREATIVE GRIDS® MINI WORKSHOP $10

Deb Heatherly, Checker Distributors

Make a sample in class and then go home and teach! Hands-on learning—then combine into one project! (*; sm cutting mat; rotary cutter)

 

406. HAND EMBROIDERY FOR DÉCOR INSPIRATION $10

Eloise Wagers, Clover Needlecraft

From vintage to modern, hand embroidery is enjoying a revival as an enduring needlecraft. Work with our markers, hoops, needle threaders, thimbles, and scissors to build a great hand embroidery program.

(*; ball point pen)

 

407. FEARLESS NEEDLETURN APPLIQUÉ $10

Judy Moore Pullen, The Colonial Needle Company

Learn to hand appliqué pointy points, smooth curves, flawless "innies," and slim stems. Practice techniques making needleturn appliqué easier and fun! (*, fine point mechanical pencil)

 

408. BATTING—WHAT'S INSIDE MATTERS! $10

Stephanie Hackney, Hobbs Bonded Fibers

Learn to select the best batting(s) to achieve your desired quilt results and to care for your finished quilts and quilted projects.

 

409. PAPER PIECING—STARTING SMALL! $10

Jackie Kunkel, Island Batik

Join Jackie for a paper piecing method class featuring her Spinning Wheels quilt blocks!

 

410. TWIST & SHOUT TABLE RUNNER FROM "RADIANT QUILTS" $10

Elsie Campbell, Landauer Publishing

Use a die-cutting machine to create simple shapes and Elsie's Y-seam technique to create a table runner.

(*; thread snips; seam ripper)

 

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

Mary M. Hogan, Landauer Publishing

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

 

412. SPECIAL EFFECTS USING MARABU FASHION SPRAY ON KRAFT-TEX $10

Celia Buchanan, Marabu North America

Combine high quality German-made, easy-to-use Marabu Fashion Sprays, stencils, and Kraft-Tex to create beautiful, bedazzling, metallic, jeweled, distressed, and faux finished fiber surfaces. (apron or coverup)

 

413. FIBER PAINTING MAGIC $10

Gail Wild, Marabu North America

Easily add that perfect color to your natural fiber and retain the original hand using vibrant Marabu paints. (apron or painting shirt, opt)

 

414. FREE-MOTION QUILTING—DEMO AND STITCH $10

Lori Kennedy, Martingale

Learn to create a small wholecloth quilt with an easy center motif that's perfect for teaching customers how to free-motion quilt successfully. (3; 5; 7; chalk or other white marking pencil)

 

415. TWICE AS NICE $10

Marti Michell and Stacy Michell, Michell Marketing, Inc.

Learn a quick and easy way to combine the best of patchwork and appliqué in the same quilt. How? Shades SoftFuse is the secret ingredient. See new fun designs that twist and turn and still fit together in a perfect patchwork way. Plus fusible machine applique that looks like Needleturn.

 

416. BUILD A BETTER BAG WITH NORTHCOTT BATIKS $10

Karen Gibbs and Elaine Theriault, Northcott

Introducing new Banyan Batiks by Northcott! Great tips for making professional looking bags and an exciting bargello technique.

 

417. COMBINING QUILTING AND MACHINE EMBROIDERY $10

Christy Burcham, OESD

Learn techniques for combining quilting and embroidery. Leave with a teacher kit for a program you
can teach in store.

 

418. DESIGNER HANDBAG DETAILS BY PARADISO $10

Cheryl Kuczek, Paradiso Designs

See how simple sewing techniques boost your handbag skills up a level using materials in very unique ways for professional results!

 

419. THE LAST POINT-OF-SALE YOU'LL EVER NEED! $10

Tara Spencer, POSIM Software

POSIM Software is packed with features designed specifically for the quilt industry. Let us guide you through the features of a powerful point-of-sale and inventory management software with focus on item tracking, sales, service and repair, events, and much more!

 

420. ROTARY CUTTING WITH OMNIGRID TOOLS $10

Peggy Schafer, Prym Consumer USA

Using proper rotary cutting techniques, you will learn how to use and maximize your Omnigrid Rulers.

 

421. IF IT ISN'T MAKING MONEY, YOU DON'T HAVE ROOM FOR IT! $10

Alex Anderson and Ricky Brooks, Quilters Select by Alex Anderson

If you can't wear it, eat it, or sell it, get rid of it! Turn non-profit centers into money makers.

 

422 HOW TO USE QUILTSTER AS A TOOL FOR YOUR SHOP $10

Billy Niemeyer, Quiltster, Inc.

Leverage the power of Quiltster to decrease costs and increase sales year round.

(smartphone or tablets, opt)

 

423. BLING ANYTHING IN MINUTES $10

David Ihm (a.k.a. The Rhinestone Genie), Rhinestone Genie

Get hands-on! Quickly learn to apply up to 200 rhinestones per minute with our patented magnetic rhinestone templates. Great for demos and classes. Make & Take home some samples.

 

424. A NEW LOOK AT ROCLON MUSLIN/PRODUCTS $10

Sandi Blackwell, Rockland Industires, Inc.

This simple table runner, using Sandi's Square-agonals technique, will give you new ways to use your Roclon muslin and products.

 

425. 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! (*; Wonder Clips or similar; flower head pins; water soluble marking pen)

 

426. ONE TOOL DOES IT ALL—AND IN ANY SIZE $10

Jodi Barrows, Square in a Square

Imagine being able to make any triangle unit and most every quilt with just one tool—and in any size!

(pen & paper; camera, opt)

 

427. USING PATTERN SERIES WITH E-MAIL & 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 and sell!

 

428. THREAD DOODLING COTTON + STEEL THREAD BY SULKY $10

Eric Drexler, Sulky of America

Free-Motion Guru, Eric, will share how to "draw" intricate designs on fabric. By the end of this class, you
will be drawing with thread like a pro! (*)

 

429. NOT YOUR TYPICAL BABY ONESIES  $10

Kelly Nagel, Sulky of America

With Sulky threads and stabilizers, learn traditional and modern hand embroidery techniques while hand stitching on a “Drab to Fabulous” onesie. Tips & tricks galore! (*)

 

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

 

8:00-9:30 AM

 

505. TRAVEL HANDMADE PROJECT-OF-THE-MONTH PROGRAM BY BYANNIE.COM $10

Annie Unrein, ByAnnie.com LLC

Bring customers into the store every month with this fun program. Kit and tips for sewing and promoting the program.

 

506. WONDERFUL ONE PATCH $10

Marci Baker, C&T Publishing

Seven shapes, twenty projects, simple methods! Scrappy or planned, straightforward sewing makes these projects a snap, even for beginners. (rotary cutter; rotary mat—at least 5in sq)

 

507. WOOL ON WOOL CENTERPIECE $10

Alicia Carr, Clover Needlecraft

Place your wool pieces onto the wool base by using Clover's Needle Felting Program. Pieces stay in place (no need for pin basting or adhesives). Lots of time to use your imagination and creativity for thread embellishments. (*)

 

508. FABULOUS 40-WEIGHT THREAD! SPOOLS AND CONES FOR ALL QUILTING NEEDS  $10

Pepper Cory, Colonial Needle Company/Presencia Thread

Meet the workhorse thread of the quilting industry. Test Presencia 40wt thread yourself—lint-free,
lustrous, and lovely colors! (*; sm scissors; thimble)

 

509. TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING HAND APPLIQUÉ  $10

Judy Moore Pullen, The Colonial Needle Company

Learn ways to improve and teach hand appliqué to beginner and experienced students. Turn fear and frustration into fun! (*, fine point mechanical pencil)

 

510. UNDER-COLOR AND OVER-COLOR YOUR REVERSE APPLIQUÉ $10

Margaret B. Willingham, Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design

It's simple to add color and dimension to your reverse needleturn appliqué with our trace, baste, snip, & stitch method. (*; sm sharp scissors)

 

511. BATTING—WHAT'S INSIDE MATTERS! $10

Stephanie Hackney, Hobbs Bonded Fibers

Learn to select the best batting(s) to achieve your desired quilt results and to care for your finished quilts and quilted projects.

 

512. THE HANDMADE QUILT  $10

Carolyn Forster, Landauer Publishing

Sit and stitch while learning how hand-pieced patchwork can benefit your customers and your shop sales. (*; mechanical pencil to draw on fabrics)

 

513. QUICK AND EASY LITTLE WOOL APPLIQUÉ PROJECTS $10

Debbie Busby, Martingale

Learn basic wool appliqué techniques that you can teach your customers. You'll create a small needle keeper in class that you can use as a shop sample. (*; appliqué pins)

 

514. HOW TO TEACH THE FAT QUARTER LOG CABIN CLASS $10

Marti Michell, Michell Marketing, Inc.

This proven class fills and sells! Watch Marti cut 84 Log Cabin pieces to length in three minutes. Turn four fat quarters into a 26” wallhanging or the start of a great quilt.

 

515. COMBINING QUILTING AND MACHINE EMBROIDERY $10

Christy Burcham, OESD

Learn techniques for combining quilting and embroidery. Leave with a teacher kit for a program you can teach in store.

 

516. STITCH & BLING $10

David Ihm (a.k.a. The Rhinestone Genie), Rhinestone Genie

Add a little bling to your stitching. Get hands-on and match our quilting stencils to magnetic rhinestone templates for beautiful multi-dimensional results. Make and Take home some samples.

 

517. FACEBOOK VIDEO CLASSES $10

Teresa Coenen, Stitchin' Tree LLC

Teresa will demonstrate how to use Facebook to host self-paced video classes.