Thursday Workshops


       

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Herring Gull Room

Herring Gull Room

9am to 1pm ~ ReMarkable Machine Trapunto for the Timid Quilter $65 + $45 Kit9am to 1pm ~ ReMarkable Machine Trapunto for the Timid Quilter $65 + $45 KitJust imagine turning your quilt into a 3D piece of art. Quilting is the only art form that can do this from within. Whether you are a brand new quilter or someone who is experienced this class is perfect for both. I take all of the fear out of quilting using an open toe walking foot and your own home sewing machine. No free motion quilting experience is necessary. Once you see how easy my method is you will use it over and over again to impress family, friends or possibly even judges in a quilt show! There is a mandatory kit fee which includes all of those hard to find items. Included in the kit is a special pair of scissors that you will need to trim your wool. These scissors are made in Italy and come with a lifetime guarantee and free sharpening. This is a Hands on Class, students need to bring their own machine.
2pm to 6pm ~ ReMarkable Hand Applique by Machine $65 + $50 Kit2pm to 6pm ~ ReMarkable Hand Applique by Machine $65 + $50 KitMark has had a passion for applique since the day that he started quilting. At that time, he used a fusible method but did not like the fact that the appliques were stiff and difficult to quilt. The only other option was hand applique but with his very large hands he saw this as something almost impossible. Necessity being the mother of invention Mark came up with this method of applique and have used it ever since for all of his prize winning quilts. The stitches are perfect and the applique edges are turned. A hundred years from now his appliques will still hold up and be looking fantastic. Mark has designed a Remarkable butterfly for his students which will be part of a mandatory kit fee. The kit includes everything you need to learn the method and finish your project. This is a Hands on Class, students need to bring their own machine.
Cormorant Room

Cormorant Room

9am to 12pm ~ The Fundamentals of Longarm Quilting $609am to 12pm ~ The Fundamentals of Longarm Quilting $60Confidence is the key to success in Longarm quilting and the best way to gain confidence is through learning. Gina Perkes will help you discover the proper steps to take and share many tips as you embark on your new and exciting journey. You will learn freehand exercises which will train you to become fluid in your free motion quilting and how to mirror image & execute shapes with ease. You will learn to love working at the front of the machine and the many benefits of doing so. In addition to learning to quilt simple yet beautiful designs, you will come away with the basic knowledge of machine set up, trouble shooting, thread and tension tips, and much more! This is a great class for beginners and is taught in a positive and stress free environment. Gina Perkes classes are appropriate for longarm, sitdown and domestic machines. There is no need to bring a machine. The classes will be primarily lecture/demo, but we will have a longarm machine and a sitdown machine in the room. There will be opportunity for hands-on as time allows.
1pm to 2pm ~ History and Making of Fabric with QT Fabrics $10 1pm to 2pm  ~ History and Making of Fabric with QT Fabrics $10Come see Mike Flynn from QT Fabrics give a presentation on the History and Making of Fabric. QT Fabrics is America’s oldest fabric company (since 1807) and Mike is an expert on fabrics. You’ll learn a little bit about the history of fabric, but you’ll learn a lot about how fabric is made. You’ll see video from the factory that makes quilt shop quality fabrics and see why the quality is superior. You will also see video from the factory that makes chain store fabric and learn why it is so different from quilt shop fabrics. The presentation will be about 30 minutes. You’ll also get a goodie bag of QT Fabrics gifts: fat quarters, a free pattern, and more! There will be a drawing for bigger prizes too—stacks of fat quarters and strip rolls! Come learn about the properties of the fabric you’re using to make quilts. You’ll be a better quilt maker!
3pm to 6pm ~ Make Mine Modern $603pm to 6pm ~ Make Mine Modern $60Let's face it, Modern quilts are hot! They provide a beautiful canvas to showcase amazing quilting designs. Join Gina Perkes, as she shares with you a variety of modern designs which will enhance your quilts perfectly. Some of the designs you will learn include: gridwork basics (an introduction to rulers), geometric patterns, modern filler designs, and more! You will also gain many tips on decorative thread success, tension, trouble shooting, machine set up, and more. This is a fun and stress free class filled with creativity and tips for success. Gina Perkes classes are appropriate for longarm, sitdown and domestic machines. There is no need to bring a machine. The classes will be primarily lecture/demo, but we will have a longarm machine and a sitdown machine in the room. There will be opportunity for hands-on as time allows.
Pelican Room

Pelican Room

10:30 am to 12pm ~ Fractured 9 Patch Interactive Demo $40 + $10 Kit10:30 am to 12pm ~ Fractured 9 Patch Interactive Demo $40 + $10 KitJump into Carole's creative process as she demos improvisational cutting and piecing to "fracture" nine patch blocks, and explore ways to piece asymmetrical borders and binding from the scraps. You won't be sewing but you will be totally engaged as you imagine the possibilities. You will design with paper in class, as you practice before fracturing your own fabric at home! Sewing Machines not in use in class.
2pm to 6pm ~ MidCentury Modern Curves $60 + $15 Kit2pm to 6pm ~ MidCentury Modern Curves $60 + $15 KitPiece a quarter circle without templates of pinning! Try several techniques for improvisational cutting and piecing to make unique and exciting blocks. Carole explains alternatives for making a wall hanging, table runner or small quilt from your creations. This is a Hands on Class, students need to bring their own machine.
Wilson's Plover

Wilson's Plover

7:30pm to 9pm ~ Toni Steere: From Concept to Quilt $457:30pm to 9pm ~ Toni Steere: From Concept to Quilt $45“From Concept to Quilt” is a behind-the-scenes lecture on how a fabric collection is created. Toni shares the steps leading from artwork to the finished fabric collection and quilt project. Toni will also display projects from the newest Timeless Treasures collections. There will be refreshments
Marketplace

Marketplace

Florida Quilting Center: 13013 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa,

Florida Quilting Center: 13013 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa,

9am to 12pm - Navigating the Navigator $609am to 12pm - Navigating the Navigator $60Capri is the self-proclaimed “Navigator Queen.” This class is excellent for new navigator owners and those who want to discover Capri’s tips and tricks. Topics covered: Icons, Toolbar, Import patterns from a flash drive, Set up, Sew-out, Reposition, and Trim a basic Edge to Edge Design.
1pm to 4pm - Navigator: Going Custom! $601pm to 4pm - Navigator: Going Custom! $60Yes the Navigator does custom quilting and Capri will show you how. As Capri sets up a quilt for custom quilting, she discusses blocks, borders, sashings, freehand techniques, and some template work.
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