For those of you who have never participated, School House at Quilt Market is the day before the vendor’s mall opens. And, it is an event with a capital “E”.
Marti Michel is the coordinator – and that is no mean feat!
The event is structured just like high school. The shop owners go to 15 or 30 minute sessions – and have five minutes to make it to the next class. (Unlike high school, no one is stopping to talk to their boyfriends, so five minutes is plenty of time!) Or, come and join us for the day and make yourself comfortable! We have a star studded line-up – all in one room – which is sure to make you smile…
These sessions start at 10:00 and end at 6:00, so for a nominal fee, a shop owner can learn about at least 12 new techniques and products. This is the must attend event at each Market. Shop owners choose demonstrations and class ideas for the next six months – and can plan their first day in the vendor’s mall accordingly.
Join us – and many of your favorite designers – in Room 371B & C. Here is the schedule – without pictures – so you can print it and take it with you…..
10:40 – 10:55 a.m.
Susan Knapp of The Quilt Branch
Six Halves Make a Whole Lot of Quilt
Join Susan as she shares samples from her books and patterns that show how easy it is to kit six half-yard cuts and kit her designs. Then learn how easy it is to rotary cut every quilt under the roof with her Cottage and House rulers from Creative Grids!
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Linda McGehee of Ghee’s Zippers
Fast, Fun and Easy Zippers!
Zippers are haute for garments, quilts, bags, & crafts. Learn the easiest way to install a zipper without a zipper foot. And, see why zippers have become embellishments – and can add a decorative touch to any project. Linda will also teach you how to fix a zipper!
11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Rita Fishel and Friends
Creative Quilts with Creative Grids – Meet the Designers
Rita is hosting a show and tell that features quilts designed with our specialty rulers. Join the gals from Swirly Girls; Scrap Therapy; The Quilted Button; Lizzy House; The Teacher’s Pet; and Marlous Designs for an inspirational show and tell as they show why the right tools are so important!
12:10 – 12:40 p.m.
Kathy Southern of Studio Kat Designs
Kaleidoscope Piecing – Add Pizzazz to your Projects
StudioKat Designs demonstrates how you can transform all of your small projects into incredible works of art!
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction
Use These Tips to Encourage a New Generation of Sewers
We invite you to join us as Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction presents social media suggestions, clever ideas for marketing patterns & books, and event ideas that are appropriate for ANY generation.
1:55 – 2:10 p.m.
Karen LePage author of Figgy’s Patterns
Sewing for Boys
Karen LePage has joined forces with Wiley & Sons to publish the first book dealing exclusively with clothing for boys. Join us for an overview, project samples, and question and answer session with the co-author.
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Margaret Travis of Eazy Peazy Quilts
Add the Awe Factor to Tote Bags the Sweet ‘N Sassy Way
Create add-on sales with the Sweet ‘N Sassy Template by Creative Grids. Learn how to use this template to add a decorative touch to a tote bag, placemats & a table runner. Templates aren’t just for quilts any more!
2:35 – 3:05 p.m.
Rachel Cross and Penny Haren of Creative Grids
From Basic to Wonky – the New Generation of Creative Grids
Join Rachel Cross & Penny Haren as they demonstrate the newest releases from your favorite ruler company – all perfect choices for your demo days.
3:10 – 3:40 p.m.
Karla Alexander of Saginaw Street Quilt Co.
Dynamic Curves the Easy Way
Come discover a dynamic technique for cutting and sewing curves the magic, easy way! You’ll take something new back to your customers and students that they can actually use!
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company
Marketing with More Margin
Cash in on extra profits with marketing tips that promote and sell products – and put more money in your pocket. Karen shares demo ideas, class projects and holiday gift programs that will boost your bottom line.
4:20 – 4:50 p.m.
Marsha Bergren of The Twister
“Let’s Twist…Again” and More
The Twister craze continues. Join us for more ideas and patterns using the Twister tools. We will demo, share ideas, and help you create marketing strategies that will sell hundreds of these tools!
4:55 – 5:25 p.m.
Kathy Brown of Teacher’s Pet
Join Kathy as she shows you how to “Bash your Customer’s Stash” by turning fat quarters into pre-cuts and pre-cuts into sub-cuts with her new double duty ruler “The Fat Quarter Cutter” for Creative Grids. Combine the ruler with her new pattern line – Fat Quarter Quickies – to get more bang for your buck!
Checker loves to throw a party – and this is an all day event that focuses on education! Come join in the fun – and learning. Bring your business cards to be eligible for a series of drawings. What’s a party without prizes!