2018 Classes

 Online Sales for classes and tickets is now CLOSED.

However, we want you to see what was offered in 2018.
Check our 2019 classes beginning in December 2018.

Education is important to our goals as quilters. Learning the basics can help you be successful in all your projects. Branching out into new techniques can lead to satisfying experiences with needle, thread and fabric. 

We are privileged to offer classes with experienced teachers. Brief class descriptions are listed here and you may visit the Teacher page for bio and some supply list info. 

Classes will be located on the Mezzanine Level of the Conference Center, with elevator access. You will be directed where to go at the lobby check in desk.

Things to note:

  • Registration page will allow purchase of classes, event tickets and show admission. Purchase together and pay only one $1.00 convenience fee per person.

  • Classes 5 hours or more have show admission for the other day of the show included in the class fee. If your class does not include show admission, you may purchase at the same time as class(es). Be sure to bring your ticket confirmation for your class and  to enter the show.

  • Kit fees are paid directly to the teacher on the day of the class.

  • The number of students is limited in each class, so register and pay for classes early to be sure you get your choice. 

  • Some supply lists will be sent by email after registration is validated.

  • Shuttle service from the suggested parking lots/garage will be running during show hours on a circuit route.

  • Many classes are handwork projects. Classes that require you to bring a machine are marked with **. You may bring your machine and supplies on the shuttle. 

  • Doors open at 10:00 am. Location of classes will be posted at the event.

  • Class registrations must meet minimum students. Cancellations, if necessary, will be emailed to students by April 24.

Some classes may be available at the door of the show.
Darlene will have supplies in the classroom.

Take a minute and check out the class descriptions and ask at admissions for availability.

(4) Long Arm Classes
Sashiko
Wool Appliqué
Oils & Foils
Splash: Raw Edge Applique
Wake Up: Raw Edge Applique
Poppies

FRIDAY CLASSES

Let’s get you started on the joys of pictorial quilting.  Discover the secrets that bring landscapes and animals alive. Learn to choose fabrics that will create depth and dimension in your composition. Play with fabric paints to create those realistic hi-lights and shadows. Kathy will demonstrate a mix of appliqué techniques!

Demo video

Begin working on one of three pattern choices.  Purchase pattern well ahead at www.kathymcneilquilts.com Heron, Tulip Fields or Winter.

We will be working on the pictorial elements in this one day class. Further instructions will be emailed. Optional kit fee is for the Appliquick tools.

Class fee includes Show Admission for Saturday.

F101  Landscape Quilting
Kathy McNeil
Friday 10:30-4:30
$80.00; 
Optional Kit fee $55

Machine time for every student!  Long arm machines provided by Quality Sewing will be in the classroom.

The basics of starting and running a business.  Specific details of long arm machine quilting simply presented

Equipment purchase and use – what works for YOU! You must be your own mechanic, and that’s fun (really)! How to choose and load fabric, thread and batting. Don’t buy everything in sight, even if it’s amazing

F102 So You Want to Be a Long Armer?
Adrienne Reynolds
Friday 10:30-1:00
$40.00 

A domestic machine quilting class that is fearless, fun, and easy.  If you have felt frustrated and unsuccessful at machine quilting, try the dazzling doodle system.

This class is great for all levels and abilities, with results that will surprise you.  All you need is a machine with feed dogs that will lower, a free motion foot, some quilt sandwiches, thread, and you are set to go…​

Demo Video

This five and half hour class fee includes Show Admission for Saturday.

F105  **Dazzling Doodles: Beginning & Advanced Machine Quilting
Judy Irish
Friday 11:00-4:30
$45.00

Learn an easy way to paint on fabric! You can personalize your own quilt by adding painted objects to your design! 

This class is as easy as paint by numbers. You will leave the class with a finished painted block of a beautiful blue poppy. There will be a demo on thread painting after you have finished your block. 

F201  Painting on Fabric--Blue Poppy
Shirley Rock
Friday 1:00-4:30
$30.00  Kit fee $8.00

Machine time for each student! Long arm machines provided by Quality Sewing will be in the classroom.

Funky elements and in-between fills.

Choosing quilting patterns for a reason.

Building and using your library. It’s not a mistake, it’s a redesign opportunity …

F202  Building Confidence as a Long Armer
Adrienne Reynolds
Friday 1:30-4:30
$40.00

In a fast-paced demonstration and “make along”, learn how to make dimensional quilt blocks that will bring a fun twist to your quilts. These blocks can be incorporated into fidget quilts, baby activity blankets, and fun, functional items. By the end of the class you will have enough blocks to create a small wall hanging or lap blanket. Additionally, gift ideas will be shown incorporating these dimensional blocks into items such as Christmas ornaments, wreaths, and boxes.

F203  **Folded Fabric Fun
Jill Dailey
Friday 1:30-3:30
$23.00

Learn to create raw-edge applique with absolutely NO tracing. This pattern called "Splash" is included in the kit.

F204 Raw Edge Batik Applique
"Splash"
Dee Brown
Friday 2:30-4:30
$23.00; Kit fee $24

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Beginning Quilting
Rhonda Anaya
Beginning Quilting
Rhonda Anaya
Beginning Quilting
Rhonda Anaya
Sashiko
Ako Shimozato
Wool Applique
Carol Porter
Whatnot Pouch
Jean Roscoe
Beach Walk
Kathy McNeil
Mt Rainier
Kathy McNeil
Heron
Kathy McNeil
Foil
Colleen Wise
Foil Leaf
Colleen Wise
Oils & Foils, engraving
Colleen Wise
Folded Fabric Fun
Jill Dailey
Folded Fabric Fun
Jill Dailey
Painting Blue Poppy on fabric
Shirley Rock
Judy IrishDazzling Doodles Machine Q
Judy Irish
Dazzling Doodles
Judy Irish
Embellish your quilts
Judy Irish
Splash raw edge applique
Dee Brown
Wake Up raw edge applique
Dee Brown
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SATURDAY CLASSES

Sashiko (shown in vest above) is a Japanese traditional stitchery, a form of running stitch, and it is literally translated as “stabbing” stitchery. Sashiko stitchery originated in Japan hundreds of years ago, for reinforcement of worn clothing. Over many years, the women of Japan developed this stitchery into stitching Japanese motif designs for embellishing fabrics. This six hour class fee includes Show Admission for Friday. Handwork.

S301  Sashiko
Ako Shimozato
Saturday 10:30-4:30
$65.00, Kit fee $20

Machine time for each student! Long arm machines provided by Quality Sewing will be in the classroom.

Funky elements and in-between fills.

Choosing quilting patterns for a reason.

Building and using your library. It’s not a mistake, it’s a redesign opportunity …

S302  Building Confidence as a Long Armer
Adrienne Reynolds
Saturday 10:30-1:00
$40.00

This pouch is fully lined with full zipper and tabs at the end. It measures 8” long, 4.5” wide and 4.5” tall. It can used as a men’s shaving kit, women’s make up bag or pencil and supply bag for anyone. I use mine to store sewing supplies.

S303  **Boxy Whatnot Pouch
Jean Roscoe
Saturday 10:30-1:30
$35.00 Kit Fee $10.00

Dip into surface design!  You can add dimension and interest to your quilts using oil bars and foils. Oil bars and oil pastels are usually used by artists, not quilters.  Either can be used on fabric.  They blend and you can create soft airbrushed looks or blend colors right on the fabric.  Foiling can add glitz to your projects.  The “foil” is a spray of metallic particles on a plastic sheet, then adhere the particles to fabric.  The foil I will bring to class is designed for T-shirts and banners. This is a technique class. (Not making a quilt.) We’ll do exercises to learn the techniques.  You’ll go home with a notebook of examples for future reference. This six hour class fee includes Show Admission for Friday.

S304  Oils & Foils
Colleen Wise
Saturday 10:30-4:30
$65  Kit fee $24.00

This class is for the adventurous strong beginner and up quilter.  Learn about thread, fun designs and how to put it all together into a fabulous project. Bring those threads you don't know what to do with and play with Judy! 

Demo Video

This five hour class fee includes Show Admission Friday.

S305  **Embellishing
and Thread Play
Judy Irish
Saturday 11:30-4:30
$45.00  Kit fee $5.00

In this class, we will make a quilt from start to finish. Basics will include rotary cutting the fabric, piecing and strip piecing, half square triangles, chain sewing, and flying geese. We will complete a small quilt with two borders, machine quilt, then sew on the binding. This class will teach all the basics of quilt making, and give you a foundation to create your own quilts! This six hour  class fee includes Show Admission for Friday. 

S306 
Beginning Quilting
Rhonda Anaya
Saturday 10:30-4:30 
$60.00 

Learn to create raw-edge applique with absolutely NO tracing. This pattern called "Wake-Up" is included in the kit.

F401 Raw Edge Batik Applique
"Wake-Up"
Dee Brown
Saturday 2:30-4:30
$23.00; Kit fee $24

Machine time for every student! Long arm machines provided by Quality Sewing will be in the classroom.

The basics of starting and running a business.  Specific details of long arm machine quilting simply presented

Equipment purchase and use – what works for YOU! You must be your own mechanic, and that’s fun (really)! How to choose and load fabric, thread and batting. Don’t buy everything in sight, even if it’s amazing

S402  So You Want to Be a Long Armer?
Adrienne Reynolds
Saturday 1:30-4:30
$40.00 

This centerpiece will take center stage on any table top and provides a safe spot for a candle, vase, or teapot.  Carol will show you the technique of needle felting to set your pieces in place…no glue or fuse.  This is fast , fun, and easy!

It’s all about the embroidery and you will learn about floss and stitches for enhancing the design. Kit Fee includes pre-cut floss. No machine required. Please bring a nice pair of sharp scissors. Handwork. 

Demo video

S405  Wool Applique
Carol Porter
Saturday 1:30-4:30
$40.00  Kit fee $35.00