Below you'll find a list of our classes. Please register early to reserve your spot, they'll go fast!
Rita Hutchens class is being taught at Rosie's Calico Cupboard, 7151 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego 92115. All other classes are being held at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego CA 92101.
Classes not meeting the minimum number of students will be cancelled. Enrolled students will be reimbursed their fees via PayPal back onto their credit card. No reimbursements will be made (if the student changes their mind about the class) after July 20, 2018. All fees are final.
All full day classes run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Half day classes have times listed on the class detail pages below.
NOTE: Registration for any class includes admission to the show for all three days. Pick up your tickets at the WILL CALL box office outside of Hall F at the event.
Magic bias friendly tube strip piecing technique and simple formula makes long rows of triangles any angle or size, including miniature, without paper, templates or waste. It is easier that it looks. Rita encourages you to tweak your brain and think in new ways about imagining and creating patterns from triangles. Lots of information, eye candy and unique ideas for using these triangles to create borders, blocks and components for quilts will be provided.
With Rita Hutchins
Star Power is a wool pillow approximately 13” square. Students will learn the freezer paper method for making wool appliqués. Because you do not need to turn under the edges of the felted wool, the appliqués are applied quicker and easier. Students will learn pretty decorative stitches to add to the appliqués.
With Susy Boyer
Come and join me for a fun filled ½ day class learning multiple techniques for applying colored pencils to fabric with amazing results. No artistic skill is required, I will bring almost everything you need for your class so you can just show up and enjoy the day. I will be teaching you the secrets for creating an appliqué look with colored pencil, watercolor pencils and more. In my Half day class you will be given your choice of one of several pre-quilted blocks from my newest embroidery CD, Color Me Quilts. These are some of my sketches in my sketchbook from Sugar Hill Farms Flowers recreated as stitch files just for you to color! You will have your choice of several designs. I will be teaching you faux finishing techniques like marbling along with blending to give a more realistic look to your designs and how to create textures. We will be playing with stamps and stencils and exploring different options with your pencils. Once sealed these pieces become washable and permanent. Its tons of fun and they can be applied to your art quilts or traditional quilts to add details and textures.
I will be giving you ideas for how to use your blocks and my Table runner pattern too! There will be a $20.00 kit fee which will include use of all my supplies plus your prequilted block and pattern.
With Desiree Habicht
In this class you will learn to use an applique technique so new and revolutionary, you will use nothing else once you try it. It is easy, foolproof and the results are always amazing. This technique leaves the quilt and the fabric soft and manageable, not stiff and board-like, as fusible webs and glues do. The best however, is that you can do raw edge applique without any fraying edges!!
With Grace Errea
Get hooked on hooking! In this class you'll learn the basics of rug hooking with ¼"-wide wool strips by making Nancy's Chirp 13" square rug. She will discuss the materials needed, demonstrate how to transfer a pattern, how to prepare your wool, and basic hooking technique. She will also show some options for finishing your rug. This is a handwork class—no sewing machines needed.
With Nancy Rink
Come make a beautiful floral quilt with Mary. We will be using light, medium and dark floral fabrics to make and design a lovely pieced quilt. Finished quilt: 64" x 64"
With Mary Tabar
There really is no single” best appliqué method,” although techniques and tools are modified regularly by talented, clever quilters. I’d like to share with you the methods I’ve used and modified in 17 years of appliqué, which depend on variables like fabric thickness, how small the pieces are and whether I need tiny points or gentle curves. I’ve found that utilizing a couple different methods within any given project often makes sense-- whether an elaborate BOM quilt or a smaller, simpler wall-hanging.
With Karen Brow