July 15-20, 2014
Longmont Convention Center
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Free* Demos & Lectures
Quilt Colorado is coming! Come to the Longmont Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd. in Longmont for the day to see the quilt show, visit the merchant mall and enjoy the FREE lectures.
Plan your visit! Quilt Colorado is open to the public July 17, 18 & 19 from 9:00 am -5:30 pm with the last tickets sold at 4:30 pm. Daily admission tickets are $10/person, $8/seniors & students, children under 10 are free.
Free lectures and demos will take place daily in the auditorium and are included with your daily admission – plan to drop in and check them out. At this time, we are expecting:
Thursday, July 17
- 10:00 am Kathy McNeil Razzle Dazzle and Special Effects for your Quilts
- 1:30 pm Barb Gardner Computer Quilt Design using Electric Quilt
- 2:30 pm Louisa K. Smith Not your Grandmother’s One Patch
- 3:30 pm Bloc Loc Templates/rulers for triangles (blocloc.com)
Friday, July 18
- 10:00 am Debbie Caffrey How to have it All
- 1:30 pm Jeananne Wright Trunk show/bed turning
- 2:30 pm Rosa with Apliquick New technique for appliqué (Apliquick.com)
- 3:30 pm Dawn Mills 4 block wall hangings
Saturday, July 19
- 10:00 am Frieda Anderson Walks in the Woods with George
- 1:30 pm Denise Labadie Appliqué and fabric painting
- 2:30 pm Pat Frankenbery Thimble, thimble, who has the thimble
- 3:30 pm Jeananne Wright Trunk show/bed turning
Contact Kay Hefner by email at email@example.com or by phone at 303-986-4560 if you are interested in signing up for any last minute classes or for a banquet lecture. Bill Kerr will be speaking on Friday, July 18 and Rob Appell will be joining us on Saturday, July 19. Jennie Rayment will be entertaining us for lunch on Sunday, July 20. Make plans to stay for dinner after visiting the quilt show and merchant mall.
*If you have a show pass or a day pass, you may attend the lectures at no charge.
Quilt Colorado Instructors
Do quilters in Colorado realize how fortunate they are to have a chance to choose to take a class from 14 nationally recognized teachers right here in our state! What an opportunity – don’t pass it up! Come up to Quilt Colorado for classes, attend a lecture, see the quilt show and vendors mall or enjoy a wonderful meal featuring a talk by one of our instructors.
Frieda Anderson – works in wonderfully vibrant colors she creates herself. If you are at curious about learning to dye your own fabric, Frieda can help you get started in “Flooded with Color.” Frieda’s fusing and design techniques are featured in “Dancing Trees” and “Sun Dance.”
Rob Appell – “Endangered Species” is always popular and nearly full, but there is room in “Dancing Dots” and “Twizzleman” to learn the same techniques and have a day playing with Rob. Don’t forget to check out the Saturday evening banquet where Rob is the featured speaker.
Karen Kay Buckley – applique artist extraordinaire. Her “Fiesta” class is full, however “Majestic Mosaics” has some of the same magic with machine applique and is available. “Feeling Free Drafting Frenzy” can give you a quick half-day tutorial in drafting your own patterns – a daunting task for many of us can be made simple with Karen’s help.
Debbie Caffrey – Mystery quilts are always fun and Debbie is offering two choices. Both classes are nearly full so if you are interested, make that decision soon. Debbie is also offering two classes that pair rather neatly. “Power Cutting and Power Cutting, Too” leads right into “Surprise Yourself.” Sign up for both or take just one – Debbie focuses on getting a lot done in a short amount of time.
Kelly Gallagher-Abbott – long arm techniques for beginners or pros. We have decided to offer a second session of “Free Motion Potions” (cancelling “From Feathers to Fillers”) to answer the pleas of many who could not get into the first session. Every student gets to work on her own Gammill – two days for practicing your brand new skills.
Deb Karasik – does incredibly intricate-looking paper piecing, but she’ll show you how to make what looks so hard turn out to be very do-able. “Audrey III” is a big project that needs a two day experience with Deb. “Turning Over a New Leaf” and “Batik Wheels” are small projects that you will be able to conquer (maybe not finish) in a day. (Continued on next page)
Bill Kerr – founders of the Modern Quilt Studio are bringing this newest movement in quilting to us. Weeks and Bill team up to offer classes in color selection and construction that make it “modern.” Bill is our featured speaker for Friday evening’s banquet.
Bonnie McCaffery – known for “Painting Faces” she can make this simple for anyone. She also has a couple of half day classes on taking doodles to fabric, especially using bobbin work and another full day on embellishment techniques. “Free Form Non-Applique” uses tulle to capture your creativity – no templates means no rules, just fun.
Kathy McNeil – has room for you in “Animal Boutique,” where she is offering her newest pattern of a heron. And “Design Dynamics” on Sunday morning gets Kathy’s design style to you in record time. “Wonderful World of Landscapes” has been filled.
Jennie Rayment – the calico queen from England has four classes on her fabric manipulation techniques. Each of them features a slightly different technique; they all create wonderful surface texture that can be used in any quilt, wall hanging, or pillow top. Jennie is our featured speaker for lunch on Sunday – she is bringing her newest quilts to show us.
Lura Schwarz Smith – perhaps the most unusual of our art quilting teachers offers a variety of her skills. Most of her classes are very full – check them out quickly if you are interested.
Kerby Smith – will showcase his photo to fabric tricks in a 5-day special running from Tuesday through Saturday. Kerby frequently teaches at Asilomar and other high end venues, so having him here is a real treat and a bargain value.
Louisa Smith – delighted us all with her beautiful quilts when she spoke at one of our meetings in 2013. She’ll do a two-day class on “Strips and Curves” that creates prize winners and “One Patch Plus” featuring surprising results when using just one shape.
Not a teacher – just jelly roll laughs: Join the Jelly Roll Race on Sunday morning to put together a quick top and have a little fun along the way. Participants will come with a jelly roll of fabric – commercial or your own strips – and race to see who finishes first. Cash prizes will be awarded to the three who get done first.
Contact Kay Hefner by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 303-986-4560 if you are interested in signing up for any last minute classes or for a banquet lecture.