Take & Teach Classes

 

Take & Teach mini-classes provide hands-on seminars and demonstrations by representatives of Quilt Market exhibitors.

FRIDAY | MAY 15

8-9:30 AM

305  AURIFILOSOPHY—IT'S ALL ABOUT THE THREAD!  $10
Karen L. Miller, Redbird Quilt Co., sponsored by AURIFIL

Come stitch with us! Learn to utilize all weights of Aurifil thread to maximize your stitching (and sales) potential. Educate—Inspire—Grow. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins; small scissors)

 

306  BIAS TAPE MAGIC  $10
Eloise Wagers, Clover Needlecraft

Learn how to make and apply different widths of bias tapes and bindings using Clover Bias Tape Makers and Fusible Bias Tape Makers for Stained Glass Quilting, Celtic, and appliqué work for projects. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins)

 

307  INTRO TO FREE-MOTION MASTERY IN A MONTH  $10
RaNae Merrill, Free-Motion Mastery in a Month

Want to teach free-motion quilting in your store? Learn how basic shapes and body mechanics can have your customers quilting confidently in 30 days in this hands-on class.

 

308  MIXED-MEDIA FUN ON FABRIC  $10
Sue Penn, FreeSpirit Fabrics

Combine the art of mixed-media and fabric to take quilting to a new level! Great class to take home! (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins; paint shirt or apron suggested)

 

310  HALF YARD HU$TLE™  $10
Sarah Maxwell, Marcus Fabrics

These grab-and-go kits and patterns will have fabric flying out the door. Make a mini quilt in class! (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins)

 

311  STORY BOARDS AND DEMOS THAT SELL FABRIC AND TOOLS  $10
Marti Michell, Michell Marketing/From Marti Michell

Includes free handouts you can photocopy and share. Great ideas for booth demos, Shop Hops, and Saturday Samplers. Learn about Michell Marketing’s easy consignment plan—it is much easier to make a sale when the product is available than if the customer has to wait for you to order.

 

312  SCRAP SLUMBER MASK  $10
Christine Escanes, Odif USA

Made with your scrap fabrics, this project is a great store giveaway. Quick and easy to make. Project PDF included. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins; marking pencil or pen)

 

313  MINI BRAID MAGIC—FUN WAYS TO USE THE MINI BRAID TEMPLATE  $10
Kate Colleran, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs

Learn to make an easy mini quilt top for a shop sample. Kit includes Mini Braid Template, pattern, pre-cut fabric, and goodies!

 

314  LEARN TO TEACH TEMPLATE QUILTING ON DOMESTIC MACHINES  $10
Donelle McAdams, Sew Steady, Sew Biz

It's hot! Template Quilting! Learn how to successfully introduce your customers to template quilting in a whole new way.

 

315  HOST A TRADER'S DICE GAME NIGHT  $10
Teresa Coenen, Stitchin' Tree LLC

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

 

316  HUNTER'S, LEMOYNE, WEDGE STARS—EASY, ACCURATE, PRECISE  $10
Deb Tucker and Sarah Furrer, Studio 180 Design

Spend time learning to create Hunter's, Lemoyne, and Wedge Stars. Efficient construction, no inset seams, oversized and trimmed to perfection. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins; rotary cutter; small cutting mat)

 

317  HOW TO TEACH BINDINGS  $10
Debbie Wendt, Wendt Quilting

Bindings are not evil! Educate your customers on proper binding tips, tools, and techniques for success. Samples will be given in class for shop demos. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins; small rotary mat; rotary cutter)

 

SATURDAY | MAY 16

8-9:30 AM

405  AURIFILOSOPHY –IT'S ALL ABOUT THE THREAD!  $10
Karen L. Miller, Redbird Quilt Co., sponsored by AURIFIL

Come stitch with us! Learn to utilize all weights of Aurifil thread to maximize your stitching (and sales) potential. Educate—Inspire—Grow. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins; small scissors)

 

406  SECRETS TO EASY BAG MAKING!  $10
Annie Unrein, ByAnnie.com LLC

Learn ByAnnie's tips and techniques for easy zipper installation, custom handle/strap assembly, and beautiful bindings for professional finishes. (pen and paper for taking notes)

 

407  HAND EMBROIDERED QUILT LABEL  $10
Eloise Wagers, Clover Needlecraft

Hand embroidery is the most durable way to make a quilt label to last for future generations. Join us for a basic embroidery instruction class with quality Clover tools. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins)

 

408  SCHMETZ NEEDLE EDUCATION  $10
Rhonda Pierce, Euro-notions/SCHMETZneedles, sponsored by Shannon Fabrics

Be the needle expert. Review sewing machine needle basics—types, sizes, facts, and tips; and sell more needles with every fabric cut. Easy to replicate class for staff, customers, and guilds.

 

409  INTRO TO FREE-MOTION MASTERY IN A MONTH  $10
RaNae Merrill, Free-Motion Mastery in a Month

Want to teach free-motion quilting in your store? Learn how basic shapes and body mechanics can have your customers quilting confidently in 30 days in this hands-on class.

 

412  LOG CABIN, PINEAPPLE, AND HEXIE LOG CABIN BLOCKS—NO WASTE & NO PAPER  $10
Marti Michell, Michell Marketing/From Marti Michell

Learn the ease of cutting the strips for these projects—including curved Log Cabins—to perfect length. Learn the joy of piecing with engineered corners that align perfectly as you sew. No paper piecing! Lecture/demo and small trunk show.

 

413  SCRAP SLUMBER MASK  $10
Christine Escanes, Odif USA

Made with your scrap fabrics, this project is a great store giveaway. Quick and easy to make. Project PDF included. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins; marking pencil or pen)

 

414  EMBROIDERY AND OTHER EMBELLISHMENTS  $10
Cindy Staub, Quilt Doodle Designs

Let's have fun with pre-printed panels for embroidery from Marcus Fabrics. Learn to prepare fabric for embroidery, then embroider the design along with learning about other embellishments to accent the design. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins)

 

415 LEARN TO TEACH TEMPLATE QUILTING ON DOMESTIC MACHINES  $10
Donelle McAdams, Sew Steady, Sew Biz

It's hot! Template Quilting! Learn how to successfully introduce your customers to template quilting in a whole new way.

 

416  INCREASE SALES USING EMAIL & SOCIAL MEDIA  $10
Teresa Coenen, Stitchin' Tree LLC

Teresa will share a social media action plan and demonstrate how she uses reproducible patterns to increase her open rate/sales.

 

417  PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST TUCKER UNIVERSITY CLASS  $10
Phyllis Fay and Beth Sidley, Tucker University

Leave this hands-on class with new skills for teaching Tucker University in your shop. Phyllis will walk you through how to use the lesson plan and prepare you for teaching your first class.

 

418   MEET THE NEW SUPER 60 SET—TRIANGLE TEMPLATES BY ROB APPELL  $10
Rob Appell, Michael Miller Fabrics

Discover a fun new way to feature fabric in your favorite 60 degree triangle quilt patterns as you cut and piece with the New Super 60 Set of Templates. Learn Appell’s best strategies for designing and teaching this product. Receive a set of templates and beautiful fabric from Michael Miller. Practice cutting with the templates and piece blocks into groups for fun on the design wall.

 

SUNDAY | MAY 17

8-9:30 AM

505  AURIFILOSOPHY—IT'S ALL ABOUT THE THREAD!  $10
Karen L. Miller, Redbird Quilt Co., sponsored by AURIFIL

Come stitch with us! Learn to utilize all weights of Aurifil thread to maximize your stitching (and sales) potential. Educate—Inspire—Grow. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins; small scissors)

 

506  WOOL ON WOOL FELTING  $10
Carol Mesimer, Clover Needlecraft

Needle felting is an age-old art form that has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. One creative form is wool-on-wool felting, using a felting needle to interlock wool shapes, allowing us to apply layers, colors, and shape to our project in any way that suits our creative intent. This class results in a finished project using basic felting techniques and tools. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins)

 

507  WONDER FUSE A MUG RUG!  $10
Debra Haney, Clover Needlecraft

Clover's new Wonder Fuse is the perfect way to do flawless appliqué. Make a mug rug as an introduction to the creative benefits of Wonder Fuse. Leave with some great ideas on how to make creative decorations both fun and easy. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins)

 

508  SCHMETZ NEEDLE EDUCATION  $10
Rhonda Pierce, Euro-notions/SCHMETZneedles, sponsored by Shannon Fabrics

Be the needle expert. Review sewing machine needle basics—types, sizes, facts, and tips, and sell more needles with every fabric cut. Easy to replicate class for staff, customers, and guilds.

 

510  DEMOS AND CLASSES FEATURING PANELS AND BORDER PRINTS  $10
Joanne Hillestad and Rob Appell, Michael Miller Fabrics

Panels and border prints are more popular than ever—this Take & Teach will WOW you with ideas for selling both! Learn to demo the magic of the Fat Quarter Gypsy Pop Up, featuring border prints. Leave inspired, with a sample kit and lots of goodies to increase sales in your store. (paper and pen/pencil)

 

511  HEXAGONS HYBRID STYLE—NO EPP  $10
Marti Michell, Michell Marketing/From Marti Michell

Learn Marti's half machine pieced, half hand pieced efficient and fast techniques for Grandmother's Flower Garden style blocks. Learn more about sewing hexagons as you hand piece in class. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins; kit for one Grandmother's Flower Garden block supplied. If you use a thimble, please bring it. If driving, please bring a rotary cutter and small mat. Limited number of both available in class.)

 

513  SMALL STUFF SELLS  $10
Teresa Coenen, Stitchin' Tree LLC

Teresa will share an action plan to sell hard-to-move fabrics by cutting into small kits and projects.

 

514  "Y" NOT—TEACHING A SET-IN SEAM  $10
Debbie Wendt, Wendt Quilting

Give your customers the knowledge for understanding and executing a set-in seam. Hand sew a mug rug in class with tips for teaching by machine. (needle; thread; scissors; thimble; rulers; pins; small rotary mat; rotary cutter)

 

 

 

 

SUPPLIES

Any supplies needed for class projects are listed in parentheses following the class descriptions. Please bring listed supplies where applicable.

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