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Lectures & Trunk Shows

Pre-Sale is now closed for lectures and trunk shows.

Don't worry though, you can purchase tickets at the door 30 minutes prior to start time the day of.

Rob Appell
(offering three different lectures/trunk shows)

Thursday, October 11
Live Tutorial

Spend two hours with Rob as he walks you through a live tutorial. He will demonstrate a few of his favorite pattern designs and tools. This tutorial is similar to those on YouTube, but Rob will be live and in person! You want to miss a moment of the fun.

Friday, October 12
Free Motion Forum

This is your chance to ask all of those questions you have about free motion quilting on your domestic sewing machine! Rob will show you his routine and tips for you to take home and practice to improve your quilting skills. He'll also open the floor to a fun-filled discussion on all of those rumors and myths about free motion quilting. It will be a great place to take notes and to hear what others are experiencing.

Saturday, October 13
Meet Rob Appell of Man Sewing

See his beautiful quilts and hear the crazy stories that each quilt has to tell. Rob is known for his high-energy teaching style and off-the-wall sense of humor. Spend two hours with Rob, and you will laugh, maybe cry, and cheer as he shares the blessings he has found in the wonderful world of quilting.
Mattie Rhoades Haines

Thursday, October 11
1:30- 3:30 
Quilt Smarter NOT Harder


Saturday, October 13
Quilt Smarter NOT Harder

Make classic quilts EASILY using Quiltsmart's printed fusible interfacing. We have printed fusible interfacing - so, there is no tracing and no pinning! Quiltsmart has patterns with curves and insets, but no curved piecing or inset piecing (Y seams). Quiltsmart printed interfacing also allows you to make half-square triangles or diamonds with ease. Join Mattie as she shows many quilts made using her genius idea of pre-printed interfacing. 

Sue Hausmann

Friday, October 12
Celebrate Life with Sewing and Quilting!

Sue is known for packing her presentations with enthusiasm, excitement, ideas, inspiration, instruction, fun, and surprises! We know this program will exceed your expectations! With more than 50 years of quilting and sewing experience and loads of life experiences, Sue has projects and ideas you will love! Some will make you laugh as she shares memorable stories and “sew” special projects and techniques.

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