Thursday, November 2nd
9:00 - 10:30 "Surface Embellishment" Lori Hernandez
Lori starts with a basic pattern but doesn’t stop there. The base fabric is her canvas. Lori’s head swims with wonderful ideas that takes the basic pattern design and transforms it into a one of kind designer garment. She will share with you some of her surface embellishment techniques and much more.
11:00 - 12:30 "Threads and Stabilizers, Oh My!" Michelle Umlauf
Michelle is a National Educator representing Sulky of America and the host of the Sewing Online with Sulky webcast. She is going to educate us about the different threads and stabilizers in the Sulky line. You will learn more than you can imagine there is to know about the different thread weights, types of stabilizer and the different applications you can do with them. Michelle knows that this information can be overwhelming at times and believes that you can't hear this information too many times. So, she is going to share with you her secret to driving this information home. It worked for her, and it will work for you! You will learn where to find some helpful printable downloads. She will demonstrate how you can make a fool-proof reference book for stabilizers and how you can customize it to fit your needs. Michelle will also explain the process of choosing the right sewing machine needle every time and you will even see her perform some magic tricks. Bring something to take notes.
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 3:00 "Get Started Cutting!" Jenny Osborn
Tips and tricks for using the Silhouette Cameo Cutter! Learn about Glass etching, Rhinestones, fabric, appliqués and more!
3:30 - 5:00 "Multi-Dimensional Embroidery" Belinda Harford
Belinda Harford joins us to delight with her vast knowledge and creativity. A travelling teacher who has been all over the country and other countries as well, she loves to share her enthusiasm for embroidery! A digitizer with her own line of embroidery designs, Belinda will show techniques for Stump work, which incorporates wire into free standing embroidery. She also will demonstrate using Glitter Flex vinyl to embroider cute free standing baubles. Finally, she will demonstrate using the incredible shrinking fabric texture magic to embellish free standing flowers on a quilt block. Don't miss part 2 on Friday!
Friday, November 3rd
9:00 - 10:30 "Easy and Exciting Quilts with a Serger" Lori Hernandez
You may have never thought piecing and quilting could be so fast and easy. Lori will share with you her easy, accurate and creative serger quilting techniques. She enjoys the ease, creativity and one of a kind accents that can be accomplished with beautiful decorative threads and a serger.
11:00 - 12:30 "Quilter's Shortcuts Trunk Show" Erin Underwood
Erin Underwood presents her Trunk Show full of wonderful short cuts and quick piecing techniques to make intricate quilts easier and achievable! Like medallion quilts, fan blocks and stars? How about Tuffets?! Join Erin to see how she simplifies construction techniques to create beautiful projects with ease.
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 3:00 "Notions Commotion" Debbie LaFrance
Debbie returns by popular demand to show you the latest tools and gadgets you will just need to have!
3:30 - 5:00 "Multi Dimensional Embroidery Part 2" Belinda Harford
Belinda returns to wow us with her awesome 3D embroidery techniques! She will use Angelina, Glitter Flex Vinyl and Holographic paper to do some fearless trapunto! She will also demonstrate her incredible 3D Decoupage technique, as well as Mola Work, a type of reverse applique! Don't miss her trunk show on Saturday!
Saturday, November 4th
9:00 - 10:30 "Embroidery and Appliqué in IQ Designer/Creator" Lori Hernandez
Lori enjoys taking her original drawings and quickly seeing them come to life in an embroidery design. This process can be fast and easy! Learn how Lori creates embroidery designs and appliqués with her favorite tools!
11:00 - 12:30 "Fast and Easy Quilting and Binding" Lori Hernandez
Are you ready to be inspired and learn some useful tips? Lori will share with you her easy steps to improve your free motion quilting and quilt binding skills! Lori has some great tricks up her sleeve to increase your confidence and speed!
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch break
1:30 - 3:00 "Sulky Trunk Show" Michelle Umlauf
Come meet Michelle Umlauf, a National Educator Representing Sulky of America and the host of the Sewing Online with Sulky webcast. Michelle is a native of Maryland and is ready to join our team in 2018. See firsthand the classes and seminars she is prepared to teach and vote on the classes you want to take! Her trunk show will include a lineup of classes that will inspire you to try new things. You will discover ways to incorporate creative techniques and embellishments featuring our favorite Sulky threads and stabilizers. Michelle's classes will take your sewing skills to the next level! You won't just learn how to make the project, you will understand why using a particular thread or stabilizer was the best choice for that application.
3:30 - 5:00 "Dimensional Embroidery Trunk Show" Belinda Harford
Join Belinda for a stunning trunk show, featuring her favorite designs and techniques from her long career as a fiber artist, embroiderer and digitizer!