Jaimie Davis

Thursday, July 28, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Layered Landscapes

Kit Fee: $25 (Payable in class)
All skill levels

Learn how to create a stunning landscape quilt. Jaimie will touch on the principles of successful design in addition to teaching several machine-based construction techniques necessary to complete your project. No prior drawing experience is required: just a playful attitude and a desire to create. The finished quilt measures 35” x 48”.

Friday, July 29, 8:30AM-11:30AM

Baltimore Blooms

Kit Fee: $10 (Payable in Class)
All skill levels 

This class is a great introduction to the art of Baltimore Album Quilt making. Students will learn the basics of hand appliqué, the dimensional floral technique of ruching, and hand embroidery. The focus is on the freezer-paper-on-the-bottom method of appliqué which is ideal for beginners, but this class is easily adapted for advanced students.

Friday, July 29, 1:30PM-4:30PM

Hand Quilting

Kit Fee: $25 (Payable in Class)

Have you always wanted to create beautiful, heirloom quality quilting stitches by hand? This class provides everything necessary to become a confident hand quilter, from a discussion of the objects needed for successful hand quilting to an understanding of the theory behind hand quilting and a strong beginning stitch. It is a fun non-project class for the beginner and those with more experience alike.

Saturday, July 30, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Illuminated Letters with Tsukineko Inks

Kit Fee: $25 (Payable in Class)
All skill levels

Learn to paint beautiful illuminated letters during this creative hands-on workshop. Using Tsukineko Inks and Fabrico Markers, students will explore painting techniques that will add stunning detail and sparkle to their projects. In addition, Jaimie will share a stress-free method for creating harmonious and balanced color palettes. No prior painting experience is required; just a desire to color, create and play.

Each student will choose one letter to paint. Contact Jaimie to specify your choice(s) of letters.

Students are encouraged to contact Jaimie at loopytulips.com/book-jaimie to request a specific letter at least two weeks prior to class. Additional letters may be ordered for $5 per pair.


Melanie Frechette

Saturday, July 30, 8:30AM-11:30AM

Stuffed Sea Turtles

Workshop 701
Workshop for Children ages 7-12

Sew your own cuddly sea turtle friend!  A fun squeezable pal for kids to love!  This is a fun stuffed animal to sew and is suitable for young beginners with no sewing experience. This workshop is for children ages 7-12.

Saturday, July 30, 1:30PM-4:30PM

Lined Tote Bag

Workshop 702
Workshop for Children ages 13-17

Learn to sew a lined tote bag! It is perfect to hold all your books, personal items and all your gadgets.  A great sewing project for tweens and teenagers! This workshop is for children ages 13-17.


Becky Goldsmith

Thursday, July 28, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Birds in Toyland: Wool Hand Appliqué

Workshop 206
Strong Beginner level

Birds in Toyland is playful, whimsical, and maybe a bit mischievous. These birds have personality that will make you smile. This is a wool hand appliqué class. The pattern for the 8“ x 8” finished size block is provided in class.

Friday, July 29, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Bullseye: Foundation Paper Piecing

Workshop 305
Intermediate to Advanced levels
Kit fee: $7 (available in class)

The class covers foundation paper piecing and curved piecing, specifically set-in circles. You will work on the Center Circle, Ring 1, Ring 2, and the Corners. Once you complete the course, you will be a foundation paper piecing pro! The class block finishes at 20” x 20”. You can use this block by itself, make the 9-block quilt shown in the book, or continue adding rings using the pattern papers from the book to make a larger quilt. 

Saturday, July 30, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Tile Tango: A Hand Appliqué Class

Workshop 403
All levels

Tile Tango is a needle turn hand appliqué class that is perfect for all skill levels. Use the needle (or toothpick) to turn the seam allowance under and sew it in place with an invisible appliqué stitch. I know that applique is the is the A-word for a lot of people but please trust me – you can do it, and you will love it! This needle turn hand appliqué class focuses on invisible needle turn appliqué techniques and is perfect for beginners and experienced quilters alike. No matter your skill level, this class will teach you everything you need to know to become a confident hand appliquér.

Each flower rests on an 8″ x 8″ block. Four 8″ blocks are sewn together make the larger 16″ block. You will work on one 8” block in class. The pattern for the block and quilt below are included in the class handout.


Pat Harrison

Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29, 8:30AM-4:30PM

NACQJ Two Day Judging Seminar

Workshop 250
All levels
Supply fee: $15 (due in class)


Whether you are a quilt maker or a quilt professional interested in perfecting skills and knowledge, or someone interested in becoming a quilt judge, this seminar is for you!

Participants will view and discuss PowerPoint presentations on the judge’s role, design principles and elements, color, quilting design, and the judging of a variety of quilted items. Participation will include activities on evaluating design and workmanship, discuss the job of judging, learn judging terminology, practice judging through hands-on judging exercises and gain an understanding of judging floor set-up. 

Certification requirements for the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ) Judge Certification program will be presented; however, this seminar does not certify students nor is it a program prerequisite.


Beth Helfter

Thursday, July 28, 8:30AM-11:30AM

Intro to Accordion Sewn HSTs™

Workshop 202
All levels
Optional kit fee: $8 (payable in class)

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of Accordion Sewn HSTs™, the innovative and incredibly fun method of making HSTs invented by Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs. We will practice with fabric scraps (supplied by instructor), then create a mini or quilt block.

Bernina sewing machines provided by The Cotton Cupboard

Thursday, July 28, 1:30PM-4:30PM

Now You Give It A Scrap Slap

Workshop 204
All levels

The concepts of “Give it a Scrap Slap” are put to the test by reworking a given block entirely in scraps. While all class members will work with the same block design, each person will be given different directions on color, value, contrast, and fabric placement to be used in their block as they sew. All fabrics are brought to the class as 3” squares and are put into a “scrap pool,” upping the scrappy fun of the completed blocks immensely! Participants will be taught the importance of value and creativity when choosing block fabrics, and in the end will be amazed by how one block can be transformed into so many different looks simply with fabric choices and placements. If time permits, participants will make a second scrappy block with no given “map” of color, value, contrast, etc – just their own scrap  interpretations! 

Bernina sewing machines provided by The Cotton Cupboard

Friday, July 29, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Carpenter’s Apprentice

Workshop 306
All levels
Pattern fee: $12 (see supply list for obtaining pattern)

This workshop will take the Accordion Sewn HSTs technique and up the ante just a bit as we sew all the HSTs needed for the Carpenter’s Apprentice pattern ALMOST at once, keeping it all scrappy and with no waste. Once you’ve learned the technique and seen first hand how it creates this pattern in no time, you’ll want to adapt this HST sewing method to more quilts!

Bernina sewing machines provided by The Cotton Cupboard

Saturday, July 30, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Vinny Loves Maude

Workshop 404
All levels
Pattern fee: $10 (due in class)

Your eyes don’t deceive you – there are a lot of pieces in this quilt. So I’ll be totally honest: you aren’t going to finish it in the six hours we will have together. But you’ll get an amazing start, and lots of piecing tricks to help you get through even the smallest seams. We’ll consider value, color placement, and fabric themes in the design, and each participant should walk away with several blocks and background sections finished. Alternate layouts will be discussed as well, as not everyone wants a twin size! Pattern required.  

Bernina sewing machines provided by The Cotton Cupboard


Bethanne Nemesh

Wednesday, July 27, 8:30AM-11:30AM AND Friday, July 29, 1:30PM-4:30PM

Feather Faster

Workshops 101 (July 27) and 303 (July 29)
Level: intermediate
Kit fee: $25 

Love feathers?  Yes!  Frustrated by how time consuming they can be with lots of marking, planning, or rolling a quilt?  Learn to feather faster.  In this hands-on class, Bethanne will teach you her unmarked, spineless, no-backtrack approach to one pass feathering on the longarm, perfect for a mid-custom quilt.  Learn ten feather shapes that look amazing no matter how high contrast the quilting!  Speed up your feathering without giving up that feathered look. Leave class with your own practice work and put your new feathers to work on the Bird on a Wire wallhanging, pattern included.

Long arm machines provided by HandiQuilter

Wednesday, July 27, 1:30PM-4:30PM AND Friday, July 29, 8:30AM-11:30AM

Freehand Florals

Workshops 102 (July 27) and 301 (July 29)
Level: intermediate to advanced
Kit fee: $25 

All the exotic shapes of your garden are at your command.  Every shape in the garden can be broken down into three simple thread paths, learn them, and find your floral creativity exploding on the surface of your quilt.  Quilt your bouquets on blocks, borders, and edge to edge. Bethanne’s easy step by step constriction method will help you master any floral shape!  Share the quilt frame with a partner, but take home your own work in this hands-on class. 

Long arm machines provided by HandiQuilter

Thursday, July 28: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Border Me Beautiful!

Workshop 201
Level: confident beginner/intermediate
Kit fee $25 

Break away from boring borders!  Explore 20 border units using only a non-backtracking feather motif and Bethanne’s spineless, no mark, no stress feather path combined with some straight line quilting and create glorious secondary design frames.  This class is designed for those quilts and quilters that want to quilt those tops made “for love” with an open, flexible, yet beautifully designed mid-custom plan.  However, for those interested in pushing themselves, use formal feathers and backfill for full custom creativity!  Bethanne’s teaching style allows for a lot of independent student customization in this class. Borders are often hard to see, with busy prints. Gain confidence quilting in high contrast thread, and create beautiful borders that frame your quilt in this hands on class.  Students will share a machine and go home with their own sample work.

Long arm machines provided by HandiQuilter

Thursday, July 28, 1:30PM-4:30PM

Freehand Fabulous and Edge to Edge

Workshop 203
Level: confident beginner
Kit fee: $25

Are you ready to move beyond loops and swirls and start making your freehand quilting look professional and polished? It is time to learn to nest and echo designs for beautiful even edge to edge coverage.  Used small, as a filler, or big as a full-quilt design, these freehand tricks will make you look more professional as you gain confidence and grow as a freehand quilt artist. Begin learning to smoothly nest the clamshell design and leave class making modern blended echo designs with a lot of room for improvisation! Share your machine in this hands-on class, but leave with your own work. 

Long arm machines provided by HandiQuilter


Saturday, July 30, 8:30AM-11:30AM

Formal Feathers

Workshop 401
Level: intermediate to advanced
Kit fee: $25

Formal feathers are the queens of the quilt world.  They are the gold star ideal, with a lot of rules and structural expectations.  Bethanne will break them down, and teach you all the tricks for that ideal feather shape, movement, whirling, twisting and twining.  Share your machine in this hands-on class, but take home your own work.

Long arm machines provided by HandiQuilter


Cindy Seitz-Krug

Thursday, July 28, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Beginning Machine Quilting

Workshop 207
All levels
Optional Kit fee: $22 (see supply list for details)

This class is designed for people who have never done any machine quilting before or those who would like a refresher course. To begin with, we will have a brief discussion on threads, needles, batting, and quilting feet. Then we will learn to use a walking foot for straight line foundation quilting and decorative quilting. After that, we will move on to extensive coverage of free motion continuous line designs, feathers, and stippling. You will also learn how to handle large quilts on your domestic sewing machine. This class will give you the confidence and skills to finally quilt your own quilts on your home sewing machine!

Friday, July 29, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Gorgeous Gridded Backgrounds

Workshop 307
All levels
Optional Kit fee: $30 (see supply list for details)

Everybody loves the classic look of background quilting that is based on a grid. In this class, you will learn 6 different gridded background designs that you will incorporate into a small quilted wall hanging. All designs will be based on a ½” grid. You’ll be amazed at all the designs you’ll master!

Saturday, July 30, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Fun Fillers and Background Stitches

Workshop 405
Intermediate level
Optional Kit fee: $30 (see supply list for details)

In this class we’re going to learn 8 different free motion background stitches.  This is not a beginning machine quilting class and it is highly recommended that you have previously taken a beginning machine quilting class.  Our sample piece will be the beginning of a Christmas stocking or a small wall hanging which you will be able to finish at home after the class.


Edyta Sitar

Thursday, July 28, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Winter Village

Workshop 208
Strong Beginner
Kit fee: $40

You will love creating charming house blocks in this fun and informative class. Edyta will teach cutting, piecing, and finishing touches for your quilts. Students will make three houses in class and learn the techniques necessary to finish an entire village. This quilt is perfect in any color combination, but Edyta is partial to blue and white. The kits provided will feature blue fabrics as shown, but we will also discuss other color options in class.

Janome sewing machines provided by Seams Sew Perfect.

Friday, July 29, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Shooting Star

Workshop 308
Strong Beginner
Kit fee: $40

Learn how to make this beautiful “Shooting Star” block, perfect for a quilt or table runner!  With the easy-to-use Shooting Star template and Go! Shooting Star Die, you will be able to make many gorgeous blocks. We will learn cutting, piecing, and pressing during this class.  Let’s go make a wish together on our Shooting Stars!

Janome sewing machines provided by Seams Sew Perfect.

Saturday, July 30, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Alaska

Workshop 406
Strong Beginner
Kit fee: $40

Join Edyta to take the first steps in making the Alaska Quilt.  In this class, you will learn how to choose fabrics, cut using templates, precision piecing, and pressing techniques for an amazing kaleidoscope block.

Janome sewing machines provided by Seams Sew Perfect.


Barb Vedder

Thursday, July 28, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Pretty Pineapples

Workshop 209
All levels

Learn to make this traditional log cabin variation with no paper piecing or foundation.   This workshop teaches students to hone their precision sewing and cutting skills to create this quilt.  It is a great scrap project and there is very little prep.  This quilt can be created in a traditional as well as modern style.

Friday, July 29, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Liberated Houses- Pattern Free Piecing Fun

Workshop 309
All levels

In this fun workshop there is very little prep and lots of sewing fun!  Barb will demonstrate and guide students in making liberated house blocks in different styles and sizes.  This is a fun way to use scraps or make a holiday themed quilt.  Discussion will be held on how to set the blocks to finish your house quilt.  Fun class for all skill levels!

Saturday, July 30, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Circle Play: Lollipop Garden

Workshop 407
All Levels
Kit fee: $16

This is a fun workshop that teaches quilters how to make perfect circles which are used in so many popular quilts.  This is a sewing machine class where students will learn the technique of finished edge machine appliqué using a lollipop pattern to make a wall hanging.   Barb will teach an easy method for making stems and tips for making a scrappy string border.