Workshops

Workshops and lectures are listed by class number. To see them listed by teacher or by scheduled times, please download the full catalog.

ALL NEW NIGHT WORKSHOPS WILL GO ON SALE FOR MEMBERS  ON JULY 28th, 2014 – 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT

000 Curved Piecing

010Piec-liqué makes any curved seam possible. With the Piec-liqué technique, Cristy will teach you how to create easy, accurate, and fun curved seams. No pins required! Learning this simple technique takes the fear out of curves, and replaces it with unlimited possibilities.
Material Fees: $15 includes includes two full size printed patterns, a layout template, and an instructional DVD.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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020From gentle waves to a full on drunkards path, introducing curves into your piecing may be just what you need to send your designs in a whole new direction. This workshop will introduce students to basic techniques used to piece curves  and will explore the design possibilities of adding curves to a straight edged piecing vocabulary.
Material Fees: None
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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030Master the innovative improvisational technique of strip piecing on the curve with troubleshooting tips on how to flatten internal distortions as they arise. Explore construction methods for incorporating bias strip curve piecing in both traditional and improvisational compositions. This technique will challenge your skill set and awaken your beginner’s mind.
Material Fees: None
030 Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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031Learn to make the never before released, The Meadow Block, with Lizzy House. It’s tricky, it’s curved, and there is a six-minute circle in it. No appliqué just truly extreme piecing! You’ll learn the skills to make and finish this beautiful quilt.
Material Fees: $6 includes pattern, pattern pieces, glue stick
031 Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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11100, Wolfe, SP15Learn to sew curves in this modern, large scale “Big Mama” of a Double Wedding Ring quilt, taught by Victoria QuiltCon 2013 Best in Show Winner, with her quilt, Double Edged Love. Conquer the curved fear! Find out how to piece curves to chase that fear away!
Material Fees: $10 includes template set
032 Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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100 Appliqué

110In this class Rossie teaches a reverse appliqué method for creating circles, which can be used to make perfect circles or more irregular pebble shapes. She developed this method when making her Painted Pebbles Quilt, which went on to win a ribbon for best appliqué from AQS.
Material Fees: None
110A Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. SOLD OUT
110B Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. 
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114This graphic project from Carolyn’s pattern line is a great project for picking up and refining your needle-turn appliqué skills. Learn how decisions in fabric selection and block placement can change the look of the design and the flavor of your project.
Material Fees: $12, includes pattern
Friday, February 20th, 2015 6pm – 9pm
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120 AppliqueThis workshop is an overview of appliqué techniques applied in a modern quilting style. Students will make quilt blocks in various appliqué styles in a hands on setting while learning new skills. Topics covered inclue: turned appliqué, raw edge appliqué, wool appliqué, and reverse appliqué.
Material Fees: None, but optional kits will be available for purchase in class
Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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121Combine appliqué with color theory in this scrap-friendly project from Carolyn’s book, “Savor Each Stitch.” Carolyn will walk you through creating your own color story with this beginner, needle-turn appliqué project that is also a great canvas for using as many of your favorite fabrics as you can find. Each appliqué starts with only a 2 1/2″ square, so gather up as many pieces and scraps from your stash and learn how to organize, incorporate, and put them all to use effectively in a way that is uniquely your own.
Material Fees: “Savor Each Stitch: Studio Quilting with Modern Design” is required in class. $25 book fee or bring your own copy.
Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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130Layer, stitch, and cut to create a rich and textural pillow front. Learn a special reverse appliqué technique using felt, fabric, and water soluble stabilizer. Apply your motif to a pieced and quilted pillow top.
Material Fees: $2 includes water Soluble Stabilizer. “Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew and Bestow” is required in class. $20 book fee or bring your own copy.
 130A Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
130B Sunday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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11067, York, FA14Design and make a text quilt top using the Perspective Alphabet from Casey’s new book, “Modern Appliqué Illusions.” Students will learn essential techniques for creating raw-edge machine-sewn appliqués using fusible web.
Material Fees: $20 includes Aurifil clear nylon thread (1 spool), Aurifil white 50 wt. cotton mako thread (1 small spool), Pellon 805 Wonder Under fusible web. “Modern Appliqué Illusions” is required in class, $25 book fee or bring your own copy.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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200 Design

210Develop analytical methods for using color with confidence through individual and group color explorations. You will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of the role of color in your quilts and with a renewed excitement about quilting.
Material Fees: None
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m-12 p.m.
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211Composition is one of the most powerful tools in design. We will explore elements of composition including proportion, static and dynamic forms and negative space through a series of explorations. Each student will develop an original 18″ x 24″  quilt drawing on concepts learned in class.
Material Fees: None
211 Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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212Value is the light or darkness of a fabric, in relation to its neighbors. If you’ve ever had a design fall flat or not turn out like the pattern it is likely the result of insufficient value differences. Students will get the chance to play with shape and value, using the design wall first. Then we will sew together small quilt tops based on their experimentation. It will be more than just half square triangles.
Material Fees :None
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m-5 p.m.
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213In this class students will be looking at a variety of traditional quilt blocks and learning how to super size them for dramatic results and quick quilts!
Material Fees:  None
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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216Bring your own quilt blocks, and we will work together to develop creative, outside-the-box quilt designs using alternate grids. In this class, we’ll talk about several different types of alternate grids that quilters can use to kick their designs up a notch. Then we’ll make unique, modern layouts using these alternate grids and your pre-made blocks, discussing background fabric choices, sashing, scale, negative space, and much more along the way.
Material Fees: “Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks” is required in class. $20 book fee or bring your own copy.
Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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217Gain color confidence and discover creative ways to use your stash! Mix a dose of color theory with in-depth discussion of combining patterns and a pinch of working with large-scale fabrics to begin a project from fabrics you already have. You’ll have consultations about freshening up your stash and learn to use fabrics that you love but find perplexing.
Material Fees: Optional $10-30 includes pattern
Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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218Don’t be constrained by the way fabrics are marketed; “Modern”, “Reproduction”, “Novelty”,  incorporate all genres of fabric in your Modern Quilts. Take control and confidently mix fabrics in inspired and non-traditional way as you begin piecing a quilt in class. Students can choose from a variety of different patterns.
Material Fees: Optional $10-30 includes pattern
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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220Spend just a few hours with Anna Maria in this short Drive By Color class and make off with a serious amount of color confidence for your patchwork projects. Anna Maria will go over some basic color story building based on theory, but also teach you to trust your color intuition through some very fun fabric-play exercises.
Material Fees: $25 includes a load of colorful scraps for using in color excercises and eventual project
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

222Each of us has photos or objects with colors combinations we love. Bring to class something with a palette that you find inspiring. After group discussions to analyze and understand color combinations, each student will focus on one item as the basis for a small sewn color study.
Material Fees: None
222A Friday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. SOLD OUT
222B Saturday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.-9p.m. NEW

230Using the traditional Broderie Perse style quilt as inspiration, Anna Maria will guide you through building your own modern bouquet. While the traditional technique uses mostly hand appliqué, Anna Maria will share several approaches to achieving a gorgeous result with combinations of simple patchwork, a little improv and some appliqué on the side.  Finish class with a one-of-a-kind block or mini quilt or plans for a large scale beauty!.
Material Fees: None
230A Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
230B Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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300 Finishing Techniques

310Piped bindings add spark and a professional finish to any style piece. Students work on a practice piece to achieve making perfect piping, preparing the quilt, applying piping, applying binding, mitering corners, joining tails, and finishing for a show-quality back. Lots of variations will be on display and discussed. Your bindings will be dazzling, dah-ling!
Material Fees: None
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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311Smooth, plump binding is a great finale for any quilt. We’ll cover everything to get a nice binding on your quilts such as preparing the quilt, mitering corners perfectly, Susan’s special joining tails technique, adding a sleeve, and finishing the back. We’ll also discuss curvy edges and other variations too!
Material Fees: None
311A Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. SOLD OUT
311B Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. 
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311C Saturday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. NEW!
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400 Embroidery

410Casey’s technique for hand-embroidered raw-edge appliqué allows the creation of detailed silhouettes with a smooth, finished edge. In this workshop, students will create an appliqué pillow cover using fusible web and learn two hand stitches–the blanket-stitch and chain stitch–to give their appliqués a lovely and functional finished edge.
Material Fees: $12 includes Gutermann clear nylon thread (1 spool), 2 hand-sewing needles, fine-tipped permanent marker, Pellon 805 Wonder Under Fusible web
410A Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  SOLD OUT
410B Friday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

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420 EmbroiderThis introduction to embroidery workshop will teach ten embroidery stitches, taught through large scale, detailed images, as students work on a sampler piece. The sampler will appeal to the modern quilter in it’s design, and will include instructions for turning the embroidery sampler into a needle book, if desired. The class will include a good amount of work time, allowing for individual student instruction. Optional kits containing all materials will be available for sale.
Material Fees: $15 includes pre-printed embroidery design on white kona cotton prepared with backing, instructional handout and pattern to make design into a needle book, embroidery and milliner needles.
420A Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
420B Thursday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. SOLD OUT
420C Friday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. SOLD OUT
420D Saturday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. NEW!
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500 Improvisation

510Luke will show how to de-construct clothing into usable yardage and turn that into a small abstract quilt top. Luke will give you insight into his experience working with used clothing and how he turns it into something useful to the quilter. Great for using your own clothing,a loved ones clothing or just sourcing some really interesting finds from the local thrift store.
Material Fees: None
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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511We will be taking yardage and making it into something better than turning it into a small traditional pieced  quilt top. The intention  is to push past preconceptions in quilt makingby shuffling our own fabric into something more interesting, creating a collision of modern and tradition. We will cover some abstract and improvisational piecing , point matching, and seam allowance measuring.
Material Fees: None
Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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512 Doodle-Castle Credit from The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters, STC Craft, 2015Doodling is the model for this playful approach to improvisational patchwork. A doodle is not planned or random, but responsive. You will be urged to let go of expectations and commit one-step-at-a-time as you build patterns with simple shapes and negative space into a surprising composition, utilizing basic ruler free sewing techniques.
Material Fees: None
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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513 FloatingSquares-AfterImage Credit from The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters, STC Craft, 2015A jazz score indicates the elements of a song without specifying how it’s played. Now imagine a score written for patchwork! You will improvise a quilt by altering the limits of a simple patchwork score for floating squares. You will learn basic ruler free sewing techniques and how to create original scores for future projects.
Material Fees: None
Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m-5 p.m.
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Wolfe, 10882, fa12Improvisationally explore new ways to use your SCRAPS, 15 minutes at a time! Learn techniques in playing with your scraps to make your own beautifully designed quilts.  Discover just how distinctive classic quilt blocks can be when they’re constructed with more spunk and spontaneity! Build confidence in color, quilting skills, and design– all through PLAY!
Material Fees: None
Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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GeesBendThumbNailJoin the Gee’s Bend quilters for this informal, free form, improvisational class with plenty of singing and storytelling. Use your imagination and learn how to create different patterns and styles in the Gee’s Bend tradition. The class will cover block cutting, hand or machine stitching, color selection, block making and finally the finished quilt. Great for beginners or attendees who want to experience working with Gee’s Bend Quilters.
Material Fees: None
515A Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
515B Thursday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
515C Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m-12 p.m. 
515D Saturday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
515E Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
515F Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
515G Friday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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516Improv is more than sewing together random bits of fabric. You can take an idea, an image, or an object and translate it into a block or quilt via improvisational piecing. But how do you start? Can you go where you want to go when you are only starting with an idea? Intention is the key. This class will cover the basics of translating your own concepts into a block or quilt.
Material Fees: None
516 Saturday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. NEW!
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unparalleledDo you love a line? Then slicing and inserting is for you. Learn the basic technique, a new adaptation, a foolproof strategy for matching inserts, simple techniques for adding complexity to a design as well as how to work with even width and wedge shaped inserts. Combine simple sewing with a new skill and create your own linear design.
Material Fees: None
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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600 Foundation Piecing or Paper Piecing

620How do you decide what to highlight in a project? This class and project are all about honing your quilt strategy skills. Learn how different parts of a block can be manipulated to create a variety of outcomes in this paper piecing project from Carolyn’s book, “Savor Each Stitch.” Learn how to use different fabrics, colors, and placements to create a diverse set of projects.
Material Fees: “Savor Each Stitch: Studio Quilting with Modern Design” is required in class. $25 book fee or bring your own copy.
Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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621Intimidated by matching points or lining up seams? Foundation piecing is an excellent way to conquer your fear! A wonderful technique that can be used to construct everything from crazy quilts and string quilts to extraordinarily intricate blocks, foundation piecing is something every quilter should try. Students will learn the basics of working with both paper and muslin as foundations for piecing blocks. The potential of the technique will be explored through a few group exercises which will reveal how repetition of pattern and freedom of spontaneous piecing can play nicely together when a foundation structure holds everything together.
Material Fees: None
Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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630Take on paper piecing as well as designing your own block with this special house project that Carolyn designed especially for QuiltCon. Not only will you be developing your paper piecing skills while making this house project in class, but Carolyn will also walk you through the design process of how she created hers so that you can go home with the skills to design your own.
Material Fees: $12 includes 1 copy of the pattern for the class as well as templates for the project
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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640 Photo Credit Sewing Organizer in The Paper Pieced Home by Penny Layman,  published by Interweave, available Dec 2014This sewing organizer has retro flair and will keep your most used sewing tools at the ready. This class will sharpen several of your skillsets, including paper piecing and sashiko embroidery.
Material Fees: “The Paper Pieced Home” is required in class. $25 book fee or bring your own copy.
631A Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
631B Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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640Learn the ins and outs of designing a paper pieced pattern, whether you’re inclined toward geometric designs or object designs like your dog, cat, or stand mixer. Once we’ve got the basics down, the class will focus on designing with your iPad and a design app called “Touchdraw”. If you don’t have access to an iPad, graph paper will work.
Material Fees: None
Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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700 Piecing Techniques

710Paperless Paper Piecing is limitless! This simple technique will empower you to go beyond the limits of paper. With Cristy, you’ll learn how to precisely “paper-piece” a design without the limits of paper foundations. It gives you freedom! You’ll also learn how to include improv piecing and modify paper-pieced designs.
Material Fees: $15 includes includes two full size printed patterns, a layout template, and an instructional DVD
Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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711Paperless Paper Piecing knows no bounds! In this class, Cristy will teach you this fun and simple piecing technique. Paperless Paper Piecing is a versatile technique that gives you the precision of traditional paper-piecing, but with the freedoms limited by paper foundations. The best part? No papers to tear out in the end!Material Fees:  $15 includes includes two full size printed patterns, a layout template, and an instructional DVD
711 Saturday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
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712Technique matters. Easy and effective techniques will take your sewing to new heights. The techniques that you learn from Cristy will show you what you’re truly capable of, no matter your experience. Her glue basting, Magic Triangles, sewing, pressing, and binding techniques will help you achieve amazing and accurate results.
Material Fees: $15 includes preprinted patterns, a layout template, and an instructional PDF
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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713Save time and fabric with the New Cathedral Windows! This gorgeous, sculptural patchwork has been re-imagined to provide streamlined construction and greater design flexibility. The best part? It’s done mostly by machine with just a touch of handwork. Learn this exciting technique as we make a 14″ cushion cover.
Material Fees: None
713A Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. - SOLD OUT
713B Friday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. - SOLD OUT

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714Learn English paper piecing with a genuine English person! This age old technique is portable and it’s fun. We’ll look at all aspects of basic piecing from preparing templates, basting, hand stitching, and sharing ideas on how to use your pieced shapes. Please note – you will not make a full project, but will have a pattern and paper pieces to finish later.
Material Fees: None
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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715Take your piecing skills to the next level and sew more complex designs with advanced techniques foundation paper-piecing, piecing with traditional templates, and partial seams. Traditional quilt blocks are like piecing boot camp, perfect for honing your technique and increasing your accuracy, so we’ll spend the day making several of the blocks from Lee’s book, “Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks.” Students will leave with a good start on a sampler quilt from the book, and the skills to complete the rest.
Material Fees: ”Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks” is required in class. $20 book fee or bring your own copy.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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716 copyYoshiko is known for using sheer fabrics to add dimension and interest to her minimalist quilts. Work with Yoshiko to learn how to integrate sheer fabrics into your everyday quilting. students will make a silhouette pillow featuring sheer fabrics.
Material Fees: $35 includes everything except thread and polyfill
Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Yoshiko is known for using sheer fabrics to add dimension and interest to her minimalist quilts. Work with Yoshiko to learn how to integrate sheer fabrics into your everyday quilting. students will make a silhouette pillow featuring sheer fabrics.
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 717 Friday, Feb. 20th, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

718

 Spend a fun and relaxing evening learning to piece adorable patchwork foxes. These foxes don’t require any paper or templates – just a few piecing tricks. The focus will be on making a 28” x 30” mini quilt with 9 foxes, but students are welcome to start one of the larger projects described in the pattern.
Material Fees:  None
Friday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
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719

 Spread a fun and relaxing evening learning to piece adorable patchwork whales. These whales don’t require any paper or templates – just a few simple piecing tricks. The focus will be on making a 19” x 25” mini quilt with 4 whales, but students are welcome to start one of the larger projects described in the pattern.
Material Fees:  None
Saturday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
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721HST, Flying Geese, foundation pieced, 60 degree ruler. We will talk about all of these and different techniques on each of them. Walk away with a finished block using HSTs.
Material Fees: $10 includes 3-4 different fat eigths of fabric, background fabric, paper (for paper foundation piecing)
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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722Explore the excitement of working with ombre fabric. Learn how to incorporate it into your pieced quilts, or how to make a quilt just out of ombre fabric.
Material Fees: $10 includes ombre and background fabric
Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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730Have fun with fabric while learning tips and tricks for accurate cutting and piecing. We’ll talk about color, print, and how different fabric choices can create different effects while making three blocks from Elizabeth’s new sampler book, “Patchwork City.”
Material Fees: None
730A Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
730B Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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733An alternative to the log-cabin block, learn to build successive layers of fabric and piping to create a three-dimensional block where the finished cushion takes on a smooth, curved shape.
Material Fees: $50 includes everything, including rare Janichi Arai fabric, except thread and polyfil
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

800 Quilting

810Quilting intricate designs can be as easy as connecting the dots! Learn how to use points on the quilt as a guide for quilting with minimal marking and lots of fun. You will learn how to recognize the “dots” on your quilt and several different “dot to dot” designs. Angela will also show you how to use them in blocks, borders, and even negative space.
Material Fees: $5 includes fabric, batting and thread
Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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811Negative space is a hallmark of the modern quilt, but it can also be intimidating. Professional machine quilter Angela Walters will turn that negative space into a positive in this hands-on class. Topics covered include techniques for changing up the scale of your design, how to divide your piece into smaller spaces, and tips for adapting these methods to other parts of your quilt. This class also includes several examples and samples, as well as plenty of time for Q&A.
Material Fees: $5 includes fabric, batting, and thread
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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812Nothing is better than adding a twist to your favorite classic quilting design and creating a whole new design! In this class you will learn how to take your favorite classic designs and give them a “make-over”. This fast-paced class will tackle swirls pebbles squares clamshells and more! You will leave with a whole new arsenal of quilting designs to use on your favorite quilts.
Material Fees: $5 includes fabric, batting and thread
Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Want to quilt your quilts on your home machine and maybe free motion quilting isn’t for you? Discover the joy and creative possibilities of quilting with your walking foot. Learn tips and tricks for successful walking foot quilting along with creative quilting designs and textures that can be accomplished on your home machine.
Material Fees: None
Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Start looking at your quilting from a “whole” compositional standpoint. Explore the possibilities that address negative space, asymmetrical compositions and alternative block settings. We will create a quilt map, tackle large expanses of  negative space and design a quilt path to lead you across the quilt with few starts and stops.
Material Fees: $20 includes Mylar plastic, dry erase pen, blue wet erase fabric marking pen, mark-be-gone eraser pen, chalk marking wheel, muslin quilt backing
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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815Create balance, interest and continuity by using ghost shapes to fill negative space. Let the piecing inform your quilting to uncover endless ghost design possibilities. Create a whole cloth sampler filled with ghost motifs brought to life by echoes, straight line quilting and other exciting background fill designs.
Material Fees: $20 includes taped Mylar plastic, dry erase marking pen, blue wet erase fabric marking pen, eraser pen, chalk marking wheel, muslin quilt back
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
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816Explore the endless possibilities of fill designs as you zig zag your way across the quilt. Creating a whole cloth zig zag sampler will help you find designs that come naturally to you. Build on your skills by experimenting with scale and density adding texture and movement to your quilt.
Material Fees: $25 includes Mylar plastic, wet erase pen, blue wet erase fabric pen, eraser penchalk marker, basted quilt sandwich
Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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817Are you a quilter that is afraid of free motion? Or are you a beginner that is wanting to add a little more “pop” to your quilting motifs? Then this is the class for you! Background fillers are one of the easiest ways to give your quilting a little something extra. Using the right techniques, they’re easy to master. In this class, we will go over some simple background fills that will wow your friends. From swirls and echos to paisleys and “double bubbles”, we can cover it all, including scaling. Anyone can do pebbles, but learn how to make them look their best! You should leave this class with confidence to try more and new things with your free motion quilting.
Material Fees: $15 includes quilt sandwich – top, back and batting.
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
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818Straight lines look so simple, but have you ever done straight lines that were truly straight? It’s more difficult than some think, and less difficult than others! In this class you will learn how to make straight-straight lines and use them to make a big impact in your quilting. Line-work is no longer just cross-hatching and piano keys or backgrounds and borders. They can also be used as their own amazing design elements. Learn how to maximize the textural possibilities in many ways, including Lisa’s own signature triple stitch!
Material Fees: $15 includes quilt sandwich – top, back and batting, and use of recommended rulers
818A Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. SOLD OUT
818B Saturday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. SOLD OUT
818C Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. SOLD OUT

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819Start looking at your quilting from a “whole” compositional standpoint. Explore the possibilities that address negative space, asymmetrical compositions and alternative block settings. We will create a quilt map, tackle large expanses of negative space and design a quilt path to lead you across the quilt with few starts and stops. This is a drawing class aimed towards long-arm quilters.
Material Fees: $20 includes Mylar plastic, dry erase pen, blue wet erase fabric marking pen, mark-be-gone pen, chalk marking wheel, muslin quilt backing
819A Saturday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. SOLD OUT
819B Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. SOLD OUT

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820We’ll discuss the history of Japanese sashiko techniques. See how Maura approaches a quilt and hand quilts all her pieces.She’ll also provide some material for you to practice with and demonstrate a variety of techniques.
Material Fees: $20 includes fabric, needles, thread and thimbles for hand quilting
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
821The most important thing about machine quilting is knowing where to go next! That’s why drawing out the quilting designs is a great way to learn them, no matter what kind of machine you use. In this class, you will draw along as you learn designs to use in different shaped blocks, such as squares and circles, as well as fun border designs. As a bonus, bring along a quilt top that has you stumped for discussion and suggested quilting designs. This is a drawing class.
Material Fees: None
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
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823 Interested in integrating handwork into your quilt? Join Carolyn to learn the ins and outs of hand quilting with thick, juicy thread. Big stitch hand quilting is a fun way to add another layer of texturey goodness. All skill levels welcome.
Material Fees:  None
Saturday, Feb 21, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
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810Quilting intricate designs can be as easy as connecting the dots! Learn how to use points on the quilt as a guide for quilting with minimal marking and lots of fun. You will learn how to recognize the “dots” on your quilt and several different “dot to dot” designs. Angela will also show you how to use them in blocks, borders, and even negative space.
Material Fees: $5 includes fabric, batting and thread
Friday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
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811Negative space is a hallmark of the modern quilt, but it can also be intimidating. Professional machine quilter Angela Walters will turn that negative space into a positive in this hands-on class. Topics covered include techniques for changing up the scale of your design, how to divide your piece into smaller spaces, and tips for adapting these methods to other parts of your quilt. This class also includes several examples and samples, as well as plenty of time for Q&A.
Material Fees: $5 includes fabric, batting, and thread
Saturday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
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830Are you the type of quilter that always follows all of the rules and likes a well-laid out plan? Then this is not the class for you. If you are willing to throw caution to the wind and quilt with abandon, then please join Lisa for a day of fun! In this class, you will create a different kind of wholecloth quilt. The objective of this class is to learn to quilt from element to element without thinking so much, and certainly without tying off. Give yourself permission and freedom to play. The possibilities are endless to create truly one-of-a-kind, amazing quilts!
Material Fees: $15 includes quilt sandwich, use of rulers and marking tools.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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900 Surface Design

Please note: Dye workshops are held walking distance offsite at the Side Bar, 602 E. 7th St and have different hours. They end at 4 p.m.

911ACrafters of all levels! Get a hands-on experience learning silk-screen printing without special or expensive equipment.  Fabrics will be printed using two different screen printing techniques. You will create shapes that can be translated into patterns as well as explore Celina’s assortment of screens, colors, and techniques for printing. You will leave the class with a subtle range of printed fabrics and much inspiration to print on any materials. Wrapping ideas to give the final detail to your projects will be shared too. All printing tools would be provided.
Material Fees:$20 includes 6 quarters of solid linen to print on- oatmeal or off-white, 1 yard of natural muslin to print test inks.
911A Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. SOLD OUT
911B Thursday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. SOLD OUT
911C Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. SOLD OUT
911D Friday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. SOLD OUT

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915This workshop gives students a chance to monoprint and make marks on paper and cloth using a gelatin plate with a large assortment of unconventional tools.  Each student will receive an assortment of papers and cloth to work with, as well as the use of a wide variety of stamps and objects not usually associated with printing. Come play with Leslie!  We will build layers on each surface throughout the workshop.  At the end of the day you will have a wonderful variety of materials that can be used to create a canvas book, cards, and more.  No previous experience required.  Wear old clothing and shoes!

Materials Fees: $20 includes paint, tool use and use of gelatin plates.

915 Saturday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
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920This workshop is an in-depth exploration of fabric dyeing that will include hands on experience in a variety of different dyeing techniques using Procion MX dye. Students will learn how to dye a solid color, mottled color, gradations, and ombre. Each participant will come away with 3 yards of hand dyed fabric.
Material Fees:$40 includes 3 yards of PFD Kona Cotton, a custom dye kit that includes 1 oz. each of 6 different dye colors, 8 oz. soda ash, 4 oz. synthrapol, a dust mask, rubber gloves, salt for dyeing and Ziploc bags
Please note: Dye workshops are held walking distance offsite at the Side Bar, 602 E. 7th St.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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921This workshop is an exploration of color and pattern through dyeing, over-dyeing, and removing color from fabric. Using the fun, versatile technique of itajime shibori on white and pre-dyed fabric, students will experiment with layering color and pattern to create at least 3 yards of their own hand dyed fabric.
Material Fees: $40 includes 2 yards of PFD White Kona Coton, 1 yard of Kona Cotton in a medium or dark color, a custom dye kit that contains 1 oz. each of 6 different dye colors, 8 oz. soda ash, 4 oz. synthrapol, a dust mask, rubber gloves, bleach, and antichlor
Please note: Dye workshops are held walking distance offsite at the Side Bar, 602 E. 7th St.
Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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922Explore the proper ways to carve a block that can be used for printing fabric or paper. Learn about the different block materials, inks, and tools that can be used for best results. See your pattern designs come to life as you learn to successfully print with them, creating beautiful custom textiles. This is a skill that you will be able to apply and use wherever you are for the rest of your life!
Material Fees: None
922 Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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923Mono Printing is a vast and exciting form of printmaking. Learn about Mono Printing, several different techniques, and how to apply these skills into your creative practice. Create beautiful mono types to cut and use or treasure as works of art.
Material Fees: $10 includes mono printing Ink, Ink modifier, mono printing supplies, newsprint
Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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924Maura will discuss how to source natural dyes. She will demonstrate how to prepare the dye stuff and fabric. Then we’ll each have a chance to dip fabric. Maura will provide a range of cotton, wool and silk. She’ll discuss techniques and tips for getting the best results.
Material Fees: $30 includes a variety of cotton, wool, and silk for experimenting with. Also includes string, rubber bands, and wood pieces for trying shibori techniques.
Please note: Dye workshops are held walking distance offsite at the Side Bar, 602 E. 7th St.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9-4:00 p.m.
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