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Stitches Midwest

Stitches Midwest is coming back to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center,  in Schaumburg, Illinois August 3-6, 2017. It happens to be my favorite non-quilt show and I go every year, for at least one day if not the whole weekend. The focus has been on knitting, weaving, spinning and all things yarn that I might have missed, but this year, quilting will be added!

I'm going to be teaching a Market class, a short class/demo, on how I pour dye my fabrics.

Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am CLASS # XT25 Level: Lecture/Demo Free-Falling Fabric Dyeing with Robbi Joy Eklow

Here's the deal: the Market class is $25 for a one hour class. AND if you purchase ONE market class, you get into the Market (shopping, shopping, shopping) for FREE all three days. Normally it's $20 for all three days, less for one or two days. I usually buy the three day pass. 

Here's a link to the market sessions

After the market session, I'll be giving a free lecture:
Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Finding Your Voice Through
Fiber with Robbi Joy Eklow

International Quilt Festival 

This November, I'll be teaching for three days in Houston at the International Quilt Festival. It's a great venue, lots and lots and lots of quilts, lots and lots and lots of vendors, lots and lots and lots of friends!

I have the classes I'm teaching listed on my official class page, but I'm putting them here for now too!

The Material fee of $7 includes one free pattern for each student. More will be available in class. The patterns offered are only available to students in my classes, I am not currently selling these anywhere else. The patterns eventually will be for sale online, but will be closer to $20. 

These are all day classes.

 Come join me! It will be fun! Click here to go the Quilts, Inc page.

 

Thurday November 2, 2017 ALL DAY

419. FUSAPALOOZA PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE  *$92

E,D,PJ,PC Robbi Joy Eklow

Actually, no coffee here! Just fused quilts, all about 3ft by 4ft. Choose one from a bunch of award-winning patterns and get started in class, finish at home. Fusing makes the work go faster and you can easily change your mind about color.

CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $7 = $92

Supplies—scissors (fabric cutting); scissors (paper cutting); template material; mechanical pencil; fabric for design wall (40in x 56in); 2yds Pellon 805 Wonder Under paper backed fusible webbing or 2yds MistyFuse; parchment cooking paper; glass headed quilt pins (opt); foamcore to use as pinning/ironing surface (opt); extra fine point Sharpie marker—not pen (opt). Fabric: eight ½yd pcs of cotton hand-dyes, batiks, or brightly colored prints and stripes. Pick four hues (ex: purple, red, yellow, orange or blue, green, purple, red) and bring two values of each hue (ex: light blue, dk blue would be one hue, two values). You may need to add fabric at home. Design wall fabric becomes the base fabric of the quilt top, so white or neutral is good.

 

Friday November 3, 2017 ALL DAY

516. FUSAPALOOZA XXL  *$92

E,D,PJ,PC Robbi Joy Eklow

Fused appliqué is a great way to make a quilt. It goes quickly and you can edit at any time! Choose a pattern in class and get started on an art quilt that is at least 60in on each side. Be right in step with Eklow's award-winning quilts. www.robbieklow.com

CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $7 = $92

Supplies—scissors (fabric cutting); scissors (paper cutting); template material; mechanical pencil; 2yds Pellon 805 Wonder Under paper backed fusible webbing or 2yds MistyFuse; parchment cooking paper; glass headed quilt pins (opt); foamcore to use as pinning/ironing surface (opt); extra-fine point Sharpie MARKER—not pen (opt). Fabric: eight

½yd pcs cotton hand-dyes, batiks, or brightly colored prints and stripes. Pick four hues (ex: purple, red, yellow, orange or blue, green, purple, red) and bring two values of each hue (ex: light blue, dk blue would be one hue, two values). No background fabric needed in class. Add more fabric at home.

 

 

Saturday November 4, 2017 ALL DAY

718. FUSAPALOOZA MINI  *$92

B,D Robbi Joy Eklow

Small (18in x 24 in) fused quilts can be completed in this full day class. Choose one pattern from many and make a mini top to take home. Fusing is fun, and you'll enjoy this sociable and relaxing class.

CLASS FEE - $85 + MAT FEE - $7 = $92

Supplies—scissors (fabric cutting); scissors (paper cutting); mechanical pencil; 2yds Pellon 805 Wonder Under paper-backed fusible webbing or 2yds MistyFuse; parchment cooking paper; glass-headed quilt pins (opt); foamcore to use as pinning/ironing surface (opt); extra fine point Sharpie MARKER—not pen (opt). Fabric: eight ½yd pcs cotton hand-dyes, batiks, or brightly colored prints and stripes. Pick four hues (ex: purple, red, yellow, orange or blue, green, purple, red) and bring two values of each hue (ex: light blue, dk blue would be one hue, two values); few ½yd pcs for background (opt, you may want to pick it out at the show or at home after class).