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Full Schedule

Presentations will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube and this website per the schedule below. Live presenter Q&A will follow each lecture. Watch archived videos after live event.

All times are Central Daylight Time / UTC-5

TIME NOW

11:48 pm

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 (CDT)/UTC-5

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Demo

Exercises and Stretches for Quilters: Hands and Shoulders

Cassy Vieth

Quick Fit With Cassy

Quick Fit With Cassy is a new digital series from PBS Wisconsin. Led by Cassy Vieth, a professional fitness trainer and instructor from Spring Green, Wis., the series focuses on gentle, zero-impact stretching and strengthening you can do from home. At 8:30 each morning during the virtual experience, Cassy will lead a session with exercises and stretches specifically designed for quilters.


9-9:45 a.m.

Lecture

Step Into the Future of Quilting

Pam Mahshie

BERNINA of America

Sergers or overlocks can be confusing! Do I even need one as a quilter? What stitches do I use? Will the stitch be too bulky if I want to machine quilt after piecing? Learn the answers to all of these questions and more while Pam provides inspiration! Pam's presentation will be followed by live Q&A.


10 a.m.-Noon

Vendor Mall

Thursday Vendor Mall Open (10 a.m. to Noon)

From 10 a.m. to noon each day, we invite you to visit the online vendor portals, where participating businesses will stream video content. You’ll be able to bounce from one vendor’s stream to the next, much like booth-hopping at a physical vendor mall! Vendors will provide sewing machine demos, showcase the latest fabric lines and provide how-to instruction. The choose-your-own-adventure experience will allow you to watch live video content while shopping from various vendors.


Noon-12:30 p.m.

Screening

Fan-chosen Favorite Episode of Sewing With Nancy

Vote for your favorite episode of Sewing With Nancy! Watch for our Facebook poll the week of Aug. 31!


1-1:45 p.m.

Lecture

How to Sew Art the Easy Way!

Tammie Bowser

Mosaic Quilt Studio

Transform ordinary fabric into amazing photographic quilts! Easy for beginners or experienced quilters. Quilts take only a few hours to make. You’ll learn techniques that will guarantee success. Tammie has been seen on Quilting Arts TV and Sewing With Nancy. She's also a Quilt National winner. Tammie's quilts are featured in collections at Shelburne Museum and The International Quilt Museum. Tammie's presentation will be followed by live Q&A.


2-2:45 p.m.

Lecture

No-Hassle Triangles in Quilts: The Nancy Zieman Way

Deanna Springer

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC

Effortlessly cut, mark, and stitch 1/2-square and 1/4-square quilt blocks without ever cutting a triangle or guessing at the sizes. 1/2-square and 1/4-square triangles are the foundation of many popular quilt blocks. Join Deanna for this lecture and expand your quilt block library – while learning TeamNZP's easy No-Hassle Triangle Techniques! Deanna's presentation will be followed by live Q&A.


3-3:45 p.m.

Lecture

Finishing Touches

Bill Kerr

Modern Quilt Studio

Bindings, thread selection, quilting patterns, batting loft, and even block size all transform the quilt top into a finished quilt. Learn how a lot of seemingly small decisions add up to a big impact when deciding on the details for your quilts. Bill's presentation will be followed by live Q&A.


7-8:30 p.m.

Screening

Exclusive Premiere of PBS Wisconsin’s Nancy Zieman: Extraordinary Grace

Join us for an exclusive premiere screening of a new documentary about an extraordinary life. Nancy Zieman: Extraordinary Grace - Coming in Fall 2020 to PBS Wisconsin.  Advance Registration is required before Sept. 1, so reserve your space online today!


8:30-8:45 a.m.

Demo

Exercises and Stretches for Quilters: Neck and Upper Back

Cassy Vieth

Quick Fit With Cassy

Quick Fit With Cassy is a new digital series from PBS Wisconsin. Led by Cassy Vieth, a professional fitness trainer and instructor from Spring Green, Wis., the series focuses on gentle, zero-impact stretching and strengthening you can do from home. At 8:30 each morning during the virtual experience, Cassy will lead a session with exercises and stretches specifically designed for quilters.


9-9:15 a.m.

Demo

The ABC’s of Buying a Longarm Quilting Machine

Sue Kleinschmidt

At the Heart of Quilting – Gammill Dealer

Join Sue as she guides you through what key components to think about before you buy your longarm quilting machine. She'll also help answer questions you may have about all of the Gammill longarm quilting machines.


9:30-9:45 a.m.

Demo

BERNINA Products

Linda Zachman and Donna Bularz

BERNINA of America

See the newest additions to the BERNINA family of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines. Includes our new L850 Air Threading Serger and our new Q16 Long Arm Quilting Machine. Enjoy the show and take advantage of all the BERNINA product show specials. Provided by Linda Z’s and Bigsby’s Sewing Center.


10 a.m.-Noon

Vendor Mall

Friday Vendor Mall Open (10 a.m. to Noon)

From 10 a.m. to noon each day, we invite you to visit the online vendor portals, where participating businesses will stream video content. You’ll be able to bounce from one vendor’s stream to the next, much like booth-hopping at a physical vendor mall! Vendors will provide sewing machine demos, showcase the latest fabric lines and provide how-to instruction. The choose-your-own-adventure experience will allow you to watch live video content while shopping from various vendors.


Noon-12:30 p.m.

Screening

Fan-chosen Favorite Episode of Sewing With Nancy

Vote for your favorite episode of Sewing With Nancy! Watch for our Facebook poll the week of Aug. 31!


1-1:30 p.m.

Screening

Sewing With Nancy – How to Sew Art, Part 1

Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this first episode with guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an random manner.


1:30-2:00 p.m.

Screening

Sewing With Nancy – How to Sew Art, Part 2

During this second episode with guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an random manner.


2-2:15 p.m.

Demo

New Q16 BERNINA Longarm

Donna Bularz

Bigsby’s Sewing Center

Join Donna Bularz for an exploration of features on BERNINA longarms.


2:30-2:45 p.m.

Demo

JUKI Sewing Machine Demonstration

LuAnn Hartley

JUKI America, Inc.

Join LuAnn Hartley, National Education Manager, for a demonstration on various JUKI sewing machines and their features to find the perfect longarm, sewing and or embroidery machine for you.


8:30-8:45 a.m.

Demo

Exercises and Stretches for Quilters: Hips and Low Back

Cassy Vieth

Quick Fit With Cassy

Quick Fit With Cassy is a new digital series from PBS Wisconsin. Led by Cassy Vieth, a professional fitness trainer and instructor from Spring Green, Wis., the series focuses on gentle, zero-impact stretching and strengthening you can do from home. At 8:30 each morning during the virtual experience, Cassy will lead a session with exercises and stretches specifically designed for quilters.


9-9:45 a.m.

Lecture

Palette Building: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why

Weeks Ringle

Modern Quilt Studio

Quilters always tell us that they struggle to integrate fabrics of different genres, lines or colors. Learn how to move from matching colors to looking at hue, value, saturation and commonalities among a group of fabrics to create harmonious palettes. Weeks' presentation will be followed by live Q&A.


10 a.m.-Noon

Demo

Saturday Vendor Mall Open (10 a.m. to Noon)

From 10 a.m. to noon each day, we invite you to visit the online vendor portals, where participating businesses will stream video content. You’ll be able to bounce from one vendor’s stream to the next, much like booth-hopping at a physical vendor mall! Vendors will provide sewing machine demos, showcase the latest fabric lines and provide how-to instruction. The choose-your-own-adventure experience will allow you to watch live video content while shopping from various vendors.


Noon-12:30 p.m.

Screening

Fan-chosen Favorite Episode of Sewing With Nancy

Vote for your favorite episode of Sewing With Nancy! Watch for our Facebook poll the week of Aug. 31!


1-1:45 p.m.

Lecture

Easy Machine Quilting

Lori Kennedy

Lori Kennedy Quilt Studio

Transform your quilt tops into quilted heirlooms with easy machine quilting! Learn how to choose the right batting and thread for every quilt. Doodle along with Lori as she demonstrates five motifs every quilter should learn. Then discover how to modify basic motifs to create quilts with personality! Lori's presentation will be followed by live Q&A.


2-2:45 p.m.

Lecture

Sensational Quilts for Scrap Lovers

Judy Gauthier

Bungalow Quilting and Yarn

Learn to make scrap quilts of every size. Judy will demonstrate her unique no-waste cutting methods and practical color selection techniques using the color wheel. With Judy’s tips, you’ll find fabric scraps within your own stash – that you previously thought would never ‘marry’ together into beautiful scrap quilts. Judy's presentation will be followed by live Q&A.


3-3:45 p.m.

Lecture

Quick Quilting in the Hoop

Denise Abel

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC

Create stunning quilts by piecing and quilting in the hoop. Let Denise introduce you to the superb consistency you can achieve by combining these two machine embroidery techniques. Enjoy Denise’s “virtual” trunk show for endless inspiration. Denise's presentation will be followed by live Q&A.