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Wednesday


$21

WA1: Scrappy Quilts
Edyta Sitar, 10:30 am

Edyta Sitar: Scrappy QuiltsEdyta SitarThis presentation of amazing antique quilts will take you back in time and is complemented by beautiful scrappy quilts made by Edyta that are sure to inspire creativity. Learn how a medley of squares, triangles, diamonds, and strips are the building blocks of quilting masterpieces and see the impact of simple shapes on scrappy quilting.

Limited to 300 participants.

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$18

WP1: The Quilt Collaborations of Sue Nickels and Pat Holly
Sue Nickels, 1:30 pm

Sue Nickels: The Quilt collaborations of Sue Nickels and Pat HollySue NickelsSue will share the unique way she and her sister Pat Holly collaborate on their award-winning quilts. Share Sue and Pat's history in quilting through slides of their collaborative quilts including The Beatles Quilt and Space Quilt. Sue will bring quilts to share and allow time for questions.

Limited to 300 participants.

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$18

WP2: Solving Your Tension Headaches
Dawn Cavanaugh, 4 pm

Dawn Cavanaugh: Solving Your Tension HeadachesDawn CavanaughNothing is more frustrating than fighting tension troubles on your home or long arm machine! Learn how to manage variables like batting, thread, needle size, and more to make your stitches look just as good on the back as they do on the front. You will also learn tricks for managing unusual thread such as metallic, invisible, and Mylar to make your projects special. Award-winning machine quilter and APQS educator Dawn Cavanaugh will explain why tension goes haywire and more importantly, she will show you how to fix it!

Limited to 300 participants.

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$24

WE1: Quilts From El's Attic
Eleanor Burns, 7 pm

Eleanor Burns: Quilts From El's AtticEleanor BurnsJoin Eleanor as she shares some of her favorite antique quilts, as well as new patchwork inspired from the designs of these treasured heirlooms. She brings them into the modern age with clever and accurate techniques so you will know how to make your own heirlooms.

Limited to 300 participants.

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Thursday


$24

TA1: Beyond The Binding
Marianne Fons, 9 am

Marianne Fons: Beyond The BindingMarianne FonsAvid quilter Marianne Fons presents unusual quilts made by mostly unknown quilters from the past, as well as some from present day, examining remarkable works from the standpoints of exceptional engineering, exceptional risk-taking, or exceptional personality. She also shares visuals of her own latest, greatest quilts.

Limited to 300 participants.

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$18

TP1: Home Sewing Machine Tricks of The Trade
Sue Nickels, 4 pm

Sue Nickels: Home Sewing Machine Tricks of the TradeSue NickelsIn this informative lecture, learn Sue's secrets to successful machine quilting on a home sewing machine, even large quilts. Starting with a Power Point presentation, view her quilts, her sewing room, how to manage the actual quilt, and then top tips that make free motion quilting more fun and relaxing. Sue will end with showing some of her actual quilts and answer questions from the audience.

Limited to 300 participants.

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$24

TE1: Beyond The Binding
Marianne Fons, 7 pm

Marianne Fons: Beyond The BindingMarianne FonsAvid quilter Marianne Fons presents unusual quilts made by mostly unknown quilters from the past, as well as some from present day, examining remarkable works from the standpoints of exceptional engineering, exceptional risk-taking, or exceptional personality. She also shares visuals of her own latest, greatest quilts.

Limited to 300 participants.

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Farmstead Inn & Conference Center

Lecture location
Blue Gate Theater
195 N. Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, IN 46565