The following FREE one-hour presentations were delivered daily by our international speakers:
|FRI 27 July|
|09:30||Kimmy Brunner||Longarm quilting for beginners|
|11:00||Ted Hoffman||The business of fabrics|
|12:30||Jennifer Keltner||Creativity - Passion at play|
|14:00||Kimmy Brunner||Twirly whirly feathers|
|SAT 28 July|
|09:30||Jennifer Keltner||Eat, Sleep, Quilt|
|11:00||Ted Hoffman||The business of fabrics|
|12:30||Kimmy Brunner||Creating design perfection with templates|
|14:00||Jennifer Keltner||Creativity - Passion at play|
|15:30||Kimmy Brunner||Longarm quilting for beginners|
|SUN 29 July|
|09:30||Kimmy Brunner||Twirly whirly feathers|
|11:00||Jennifer Keltner||Eat, Sleep, Quilt|
|12:30||Ted Hoffman||The business of fabrics|
|14:00||Kimmy Brunner||Creating design perfection with templates|
|15:30||Jennifer Keltner||Creativity - Passion at play|
Jennifer Keltner: Creativity - Passion at Play
Are you stuck in a creative rut? Do you need to recharge your creative spirit? Like a fresh box of crayons on the first day of school, this colorful presentation will arm you with the inspiration you need to create beautiful quilts and help you overcome the “stuff” that gets in your way. Part lecture, part Q&A, you’ll leave inspired to quilt more!
Jennifer Keltner: Eat, Sleep, Quilt.
These are the three necessities in life (though not always in that order). They parallel the life that Jennifer Keltner is fortunate to lead as Executive Editor of American Patchwork & Quilting. Relax and enjoy as Jennifer shares quilts and behind-the-scenes stories of what goes into the making of one of the premiere quilting magazines.
Kimmy Brunner: Longarm Quilting For Beginners
Are you a new longarm machine owner, or are you curious about what's involved in longarm quilting? If so, please join us for a fun, fact-filled hour that's brimming with information. You'll see just exactly what happens once a quilt is loaded on one of these machines and how very easy it is to create stunning results in a fraction of the time required for hand quilting and without the stress and strain on your body that domestic machine quilting can produce.
Kimmy Brunner: Twirly Whirly Feathers
Lush, gorgeous, over the top feathers have been sweeping the quilting world and when quilters see them, they want them! While these designs look complicated and intricate, they are surprisingly simple to execute and can be accomplished by both domestic and frame quilters alike. After learning these techniques and doing a little practice at home, you'll be amazed at how quickly you’ll be able to breathtakingly beautiful feather designs. Please bring a notebook, pencil, and all of your questions.
Kimmy Brunner: Creating Design Perfection With Templates
Templates can seem scary at first, and yet there’s no other tool that can make a new longarm quilter's work look so good with so little effort. See for yourself just how user-friendly these fabulous tools can be once you know how to safely and effectively use them! Kim will show you how to creatively use an assortment of templates, enabling you to create beautiful designs that look perfect every single time. (these designs are also suitable for domestic machine quilters) Bring a notebook, pencil, and all of your questions.
Ted Hoffman: The Business of Fabric
The CEO of Clothworks, will give you an insidersperspective on how fabric is designed, manufactured and sold in today’s global marketplace. You’ll also go inside a modern printing mill and see up close how quilting fabric is transformed from a nearly raw state to a finished product in less than a day.
MEET OUR DISTINGUISHED INTERNATIONAL PRESENTERS
A passion for all things quilting is what drives Executive Editor Jennifer Keltner. She oversees an expansive quilting family of media, which includes Better Homes and Gardens American Patchwork & Quilting®, Quilt Sampler®, Quilts and More™, AllPeopleQuilt.com, and Quilt Lovers’ Favorites®. As an avid fabric collector, Jennifer takes seriously the obligation to “research” her quilting stash selections. She can be found pursuing her latest textile addictions in quilt shops across the country and around the world.
Kimmy Brunner, two time winner of the Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year award, is a third generation quilter who has made it her goal to bring her family's quilting history into the future. Her award winning work has been featured in numerous books, magazines and calendars. Known for her beautiful quilting and crazy sense of humor, her teaching style combines laughter with years of experience. The producer of top-rated instructional DVDs for midarmers and longarmers, digitized patterns for computerized quilters, and high quality quilting aids and tools, she writes for numerous quilting industry publications, including a regular ask-the-expert column, and is a frequent guest on quilting television and radio shows. A popular and sought-after teacher and banquet speaker at national and international quilt shows, Kimmy lives in Minnesota with her family and a rather alarming stash of fabric. Visit her web site www.Kimmyquilt.com or her blog http://afabricplayground.blogspot.comfor more information.
Ted Hoffman is CEO and co-owner of Clothworks with his wife Candice. After spending their lives in corporate America, they bought Clothworks from the Peha family six years ago and have never looked back. They live with their two children in beautiful Seattle Washington.