You must complete the general registration for congress if you plan to attend. You must complete each of the other forms if you want to participate in breakout sessions, show and tell and the challenge. All the forms can be found under the Quilt Congress link.
Mastering Machine-Pieced 8-Pointed Intersections
3-hour technique workshop with Jan Krentz
Master the piecing techniques for beautiful, perfect 8-pointed intersections! Many quilt designs
feature 8-point intersections. This workshop explores two techniques to sew and press seams in
Kaleidoscope blocks, creating smooth accurate intersections. The techniques apply to
Kaleidoscope, Lone Star, LeMoyne Star, Pinwheel, Spider Web, Harbor Lights and related
Sewing snips or thread cutter
1 spool of medium-value thread (grey or tan), bobbin wound with same or similar color
Sewing machine with standard foot (and ability to move the needle position right to
left) or quarter-inch foot
Wooden pressing stick or seam roller (if you have one)
Optional for use at home (not needed in class):
Iron for final block pressing
Rotary cutting equipment
Scrap fabrics (if you want to add borders or backing to your Kaleidoscope
Scrap batting pieces (if a small finished project is desired)
$20 class kit, (payable on class day to the instructor)
Pre-cut fabrics for two Kaleidoscope blocks
Full instruction sheet
Sewing seam calibration strips and narrow tape guide
Heavy Zip-lock style project bag
Optional purchases from instructor in class:
Quick Star Quilts book
Fast2Cut Fussy Cutter 45 Diamond ruler set
Perfect Piecing Seam Allowance tool
Jan Krentz Corner Marking & Seam Allowance tool
Wood pressing stick tools (limited supply available)
Wood seam roller tools (limited supply available)
A limited number of classroom-use tools will be available to borrow in class from the
Wood pressing sticks
Jan Krentz Corner Marking & Seam Allowance tools
Fast2Cut Fussy Cutter 45 Diamond rulers
Perfect Piecing Seam Allowance tools
3-hour Applique Technique workshop with Jan Krentz
Try your hand at impressionistic flower applique in this 3-hour technique workshop.
Reminiscent of the flowers and lily pads seen in Monet’s Water Lily paintings, students learn a
machine applique technique to embellish projects with dimensional water lily flowers and buds.
The workshop will cover the use of embroidery foundations, threads, and stitch techniques.
• Color coordinated cotton fabrics,
• sheer fabrics,
• pearl cotton,
• glass beads,
• embroidery stabilizer,
• fusible web,
• parchment paper to be used as a release sheet
• heavy weight zip-lock style project bag.
Colorful specialty thread will be available for use during class.
Students will work on their own sewing machines, using basic stitches in the machine’s
• Bring your machine in good working order with a zig-zag throat plate, zig-zag foot or
open-toe applique foot.
• 1-2 empty bobbins
• If you are unfamiliar with your machine, or rarely use stitches except the straight
stitch, please bring your machine instruction manual (for reference to adjust tension
settings or activate decorative stitches)
• scissors with sharp blades (for
cutting multiple layers of fabric)
• pen or pencil for notes
• Extra fine sharpie marking pen
• $20 kit fee for flower fabrics,
foundations, beads and accessories
• Sewing machine with a darning foot
• Metafil or embroidery topstitching
• extra fine .5mm shaft glass headed
• multi-outlet power strip and heavy
weight extension cord
• Diamond Quilts and Beyond book – sale price – $10
• additional Water Lily flower & lily pad kits (limited supply) – $13
• Fast2cut Fussy Cutter Diamond ruler set – $25
Click on this link for the supply list for the Lynn Hagmeier class.
Here is a link to the supply list for three-day class Jan Krentz is teaching at guild. This is NOT the list for the classes she is teaching at Quilt Congress.
Click on link on the right and scroll down to Broken Star-Expanded
Details about Raija Salomaa classes:
Intro to EQ7. Whether you already own an EQ7 and have been shy about using it, or maybe you have been wanting to buy an EQ7 but didn’t know if it was right software for you, this class will be a perfect stepping stone in helping you get started on using EQ7. This designing software is widely used for hobbyist and professionals alike, helping them in fabric selection and quilt design process. A notepad, a pen, and a laptop with EQ7 installed and running is recommended for the class. However, those without the software are welcome to sign up for this class as well – most things will be shown over the projector. No previous experience required.
Corner Beam Magic – A great tool from Studio 180 Design, the Corner Beam tool allows you to get the accuracy that you never had before when making this unit! The tool allows you to make corner beam units in 11 different sizes, ranging from 1” to 6” in half an inch increments. Students will leave the class feeling confident using the tool, and will have many of the blocks made that are needed to make this beautiful quilt – Whispers of Lapland! The finished quilt measures 36” x 36”. Supplies: Basic sewing supplies including a sewing machine. Students will also need to bring their own material to make the quilt top. A materials list will be available at a later date. Kit fee: $25 kit fee will include a Corner Beam tool by Studio 180 Design and instructions to make the quilt top – payable to the instructor in the beginning of the class. (See linked photo.)
Raija was born and raised in Eno, a quaint little town in Eastern Finland. Raija met her soul mate and the love of her life while studying in the US.
Though avidly sewing since elementary school, quilting was something Raija didn’t know anything about prior to moving to the States. The moment she saw her first quilt it was love at first sight. Raija’s desire to become a quilt pattern designer started almost immediately, and her pattern company – Quilters’ Treasure Chest was born in 2004 Her designs have been featured in multiple national publications. Raija loves tools that make accuracy easier, so it’s no surprise she is a certified Studio 180 Design instructor. She enjoys lecturing at guilds and teaching workshops and currently resides in Arkansas.
Details about Jan Krentz classes:
Water Lily Machine Appliqué with Embroidery – Try machine appliqué and embroidery techniques as you make a water lily pad and flower with beaded embellishment. 3-hour workshop.
Mastering 8-pointed intersections – Learn piecing techniques from a master! Jan’s user-friendly methods simplify those tricky 8-pointed star intersections. (Kaleidoscope block, Lemoyne Star block)
Jan Krentz is a nationally recognized quilt instructor, author and designer. Winner of the 1998 Teacher of the Year award, Jan’s motivating workshops are packed with practical tips, techniques and methods to insure success. Author of Lone Star Quilts & Beyond, Hunter Star Quilts & Beyond, Diamond Quilts and Beyond, Quick Star Quilts & Beyond, and Quick Diamond Quilts. Jan lives with her husband in Poway, California.
We’ve been asked if there is an official congress hotel. There is not. The good news: congress central is located in central Rogers at Southside Church of Christ, 919 S. Dixieland Road. That’s just east of the shopping/entertainment district in west Rogers and just west of Historic Downtown Rogers which is home to many fine restaurants and stores. The other good news: there is no Razorback game on congress weekend and War Eagle Fair and Bike, Blues BBQ will be over, so hotel rooms should be plentiful and well priced.
Here is a list of hotels within a couple of miles of congress central:
Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Fairfield Inn and Suites
Country Inn & Suites
Plan on coming early and staying an extra day. You don’t want to miss the places like Crystal Bridges. We will be detailing some of our favorite places over the next few weeks. See all info concerning Quilt Congress here