Quilt Market Portland - Take & Teach Classes

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018

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SUN

SAT

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.

FRIDAY, MAY 18

 

8-9:30 AM

 

TAKE & TEACH (CLASSES 305-318)

Take & Teach mini-classes provide hands-on seminars and demonstrations by representatives of International Quilt Market exhibitors. The classes are offered Friday, May 18, Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20.

 

The focus is on specific techniques and applied use of new products, including learning new skills and marketing ideas. Include, 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. EMBELLISH WITH HAND EMBROIDERY  $10

Eloise Wagers, Clover Needlecraft Inc.

From vintage to modern, hand embroidery is an enduring needle art. Work with Clover's markers, hoops, needles, threaders, and scissors to create beautiful projects from home decor to fashion accessories. (*)

 

306. CREATIVELY CRAZY WOOL APPLIQUÉ  $10

 Judy Moore Pullen, Colonial Needle

Make wool appliqué fun and creative with more than blanket and whip stitches. Learn new stitches and play with threads.

 

307. ADD MORE REVENUE TO YOUR QUILT SHOP  $10

Hope Yoder, Embellish™

Our new Embellish Maker Software is not limited to embroidery—it includes built-in, exclusive functionality for today's quilter. Learn more! Make more!

 

308. GUIDED IMPROV  $10

Tammy Silvers, Island Batik

Improv with guidelines—just a few basic steps are all it takes to create improvisational looking projects!
(*; Chaco Liner; rotary cutter; rotary cutting mat)

 

309. PAPER PIECING  $10

Jeannie Jenkins, Landauer Publishing

Tips and tricks for successful paper piecing! (*; Add-A-Quarter ruler or 1in x 6in see-through acrylic ruler)

 

310. EASY-DOES-IT EMBROIDERY FOR BEGINNERS  $10

Gail Pan, Martingale

Easy to stitch, easy to kit—easy to hook customers on embroidery! Make a cute pincushion using just four embroidery stitches. (*; embroidery needles; embroidery hoop)

 

311. HAVE YOUR CAKE AND CUT IT, TOO!  $10

Marti Michell, Michell Marketing

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.

 

312. THE ULTIMATE ANATOMY OF A HANDBAG  $10

Cheryl Kuczek, Paradiso Designs

Having great bones is just the start of great handbag construction to get the wonderful results we all crave. This interactive class will show classic handbag construction, including the important steps and sewing tips that produce stunning results—materials, layering pieces, sturdy pockets, essential topstitching, unique bag bottoms, and the importance of tailoring and grading.

 

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. QUILTSTER AS A TOOL FOR YOUR SHOP  $10

Judel Niemeyer, Quiltster, Inc.

Learn to leverage the power of Quiltster to decrease costs and increase sales year round. (mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet)

 

315. WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?  $10

Ricky Brooks, RNK Distributing

Five things you must know and five things you must do to be a millionaire.

 

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

Teresa Coenen, Stitchin' Tree

Teresa demonstrates how to promote, set-up, choose fabric, and host a successful game event.

 

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

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!
(*; rotary cutter; rotary cutting mat)

 

318. BOTANICAL HAND EMBROIDERY  $10

Kelly Nagel, Sulky Of America

Fun stitches are perfect for creating all things botanical. Learn techniques perfect for lots of projects! Sulky products make prep a breeze. (*)

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 19

 

8-9:30 AM

 

TAKE & TEACH (CLASSES 405-419)

 

405. TUNISIAN CROCHET 101  $10

Sheila Rolfer, Clover Needlecraft Inc.

Tunisian Crochet is a type of crochet that holds all of the loops on the crochet hook in a manner similar to knitting, resulting in a crocheted fabric with a truly unique texture. This class will demonstrate the basic techniques used in Tunisian Crochet using Clover's new interchangeable Tunisian Crochet hooks and cords. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches helpful.

 

406. AWESOME NEEDLETURN APPLIQUÉ  $10

 Judy Moore Pullen, Colonial Needle

Learn strategies and tips for making needleturn appliqué inviting. Practice using the right tools, threads, and techniques for sculpting fabrics.

 

407. HAND EMBROIDERY BRINGING UP SALES  $10

Brooke Bristow, Colonial Patterns Inc.

Learn the basics of hand embroidery to help drive sales in your shop. A handmade towel as a gift, or a
quilt label can add another $1 to $2 at your register and will keep the customers coming back for more! Stitch a tea towel and go home with a sample to put out in your store. Having a completed design will help sell, sell, sell!

 

408. ADD MORE REVENUE TO YOUR QUILT SHOP  $10

Hope Yoder, Embellish™

Our new Embellish Maker Software is not limited to embroidery—includes built-in exclusive functionality for today's quilter. Learn more! Make more!

 

409. HAND REVERSE APPLIQUÉ THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER WAY  $10

Margaret Brewster 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! (*)

 

410. LINKS AND CURVES—THE INS AND OUTS, UPS, AND DOWNS  $10

Jackie Kunkel, Island Batik

Use this new template set to teach curves with the companion patterns! Great class to learn this technique! (*; That Purple Thang)

 

411. THE HANDMADE QUILT  $10

Carolyn Forster, Landauer Publishing

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

 

412. QUICK SAMPLES FOR YOUR SHOP'S CHRISTMAS TREE  $10

Kathy Schmitz, Martingale

Make one of four adorable embroidered ornaments with best-selling author Kathy Schmitz. Make more at home to adorn your shop tree! (*; embroidery needles; embroidery hoop)

 

413. TWICE AS NICE  $10

Marti Michell, Michell Marketing

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 appliqué that looks like needleturn.

 

414. THE GOSPEL OF PLEATHER  $10

Cheryl Kuczek, Paradiso Designs

Find out how to create the most unique handbags around! Get the feel of pleather and know how it will work for straps or a bag body. Harness the ability to sew with a fabulous material that will reward in ways that fabric cannot. Learn six different uses of pleather in your own handbag creations and gain the confidence to use it like a pro!

 

415. 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.

 

416. QUILTSTER AS A TOOL FOR YOUR SHOP  $10

Judel Niemeyer, Quiltster, Inc.

Learn to leverage the power of Quiltster to decrease costs and increase sales year round. (mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet)

 

417. WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?  $10

Ricky Brooks, RNK Distributing

Five things you must know and five things you must do to be a millionaire.

 

418. EMAIL & SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS WITH REPRODUCIBLE PATTERNS  $10

Teresa Coenen, Stitchin' Tree

Teresa demonstrates how to use reproducible patterns with email and social media to increase open
rate and sales!

 

419. BOTANICAL HAND EMBROIDERY  $10

Kelly Nagel, Sulky Of America

Fun stitches are perfect for creating all things botanical. Learn techniques perfect for lots of projects! Sulky products make prep a breeze. (*)

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 20

 

8-9:30 AM

 

TAKE & TEACH (CLASSES 505-516)

 

505. ByANNIE'S 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.

 

506. MACRAMÉ PLANT HANGER  $10

Alicia Carr, Clover Needlecraft Inc.

Macramé plant hangers are a welcome addition to any room of your home. It's a collaboration between Mother Nature and you—she brings the stems and leaves, you bring the ropes and knots. Create a macramé masterpiece to accentuate both the plant and the room. Discover how easily you can achieve your creative intent with Clover's new Macramé Plant Hanger Gauge.

 

507. HOLIDAY MUG RUG  $10

Debra Haney, Clover Needlecraft Inc.

Appliqué is the perfect way to attach a holiday theme to all of your home decor, quilting, and fashion accessories. Clover's new Wonder Fuse is the perfect  way to do flawless appliqué. Enjoy an introduction to its creative benefits by making a holiday mug rug and leave with some great ideas on how to make creative decorating for your holiday cheer both fun and easy. (*)

 

508. HAND EMBROIDERY BRINGING UP SALES  $10

Brooke Bristow, Colonial Patterns Inc.

Learn the basics of hand embroidery to help drive sales in your shop. A handmade towel as a gift, or a
quilt label can add another $1 to $2 at your register and will keep the customers coming back for more! Stitch a tea towel and go home with a sample to put out in your store. Having a stitched up design will
help sell, sell, sell!

 

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

Margaret Brewster 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. (*)

 

510. HAND STITCH A BATIK ART PANEL  $10

Judy Gula, Landauer Publishing

Join the growing group of hand stitchers. We will use basic embroidery stitches to enhance a small Batik
art panel made in Indonesia using WonderFil threads. Use to create a class for your store—with a
finished sample! (*)

 

511. WOOL 101—APPLIQUÉING FANTASTIC WOOL FLOWERS  $10

Kathy Cardiff, Martingale

Teach your customers about the wonders of wool! Create a gorgeous appliquéd pillow/pincushion with A Cottage Garden author, Kathy Cardiff. (*; embroidery needles)

 

512. HOW TO TEACH THE FAT QUARTER LOG CABIN  $10

Marti Michell, Michell Marketing

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

 

513. THE FREEZER PAPER METHOD FOR PIECING PERFECT CURVES  $10

Deborah Miller, PlumEasy Patterns

Learn PlumEasy's freezer paper method to piece perfect curves very simply, very fast. No appliqué, no fusible, no more struggle with curves. (*; rotary cutter; 14in clear acrylic ruler; sm cutting mat)

 

514. 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.

 

515. GET A PREMIUM PRICE FOR ANY FABRIC  $10

Teresa Coenen, Stitchin' Tree

Teresa will describe several ways to cut up end-of-life fabric and sell it at a premium rate.

 

516. MODERN WOOL APPLIQUÉ  $10

Kelly Nagel, Sulky Of America

Using color and unique designs, wool appliqué can be any style. Learn techniques for preparing and stitching on wool while making a fun keychain. (*)