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

All times are Central Standard Time / UTC-6

TIME NOW

2:27 am

Thursday, December 9, 2021 (CST)/UTC-6

8:30-9:00 AM

Demo

Exercises and Stretches for Quilters: Relief for Stiff Hands & Shoulder Joints

Cassy Vieth

Quick Fit With Cassy

Cassy Vieth of PBS Wisconsin's Quick Fit with Cassy is ready to lead you through simple yet effective exercises so you can keep creating your beautiful quilts! Bring relief to the numerous joints and muscles of the hands and work towards increasing range of motion through the shoulders. Relieve joint pain in your hands and shoulders with these gentle yet effective exercises.  

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9-10:00 AM

Lecture

Big Block Quilting

Porfiria Gomez

Join Porfiria as she shares her love of creating big block quilts. She will share her technique on how to create big block quilts from start to finish!

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10-11:00 AM

Lecture

Quilted, Embroidered and Serged Notebook Cover

Christy Burcham

BERNINA of America

Learn to create a notebook cover that combines longarm quilting, embroidery and serging. Create your own quilted fabric, add a monogram, and finish with decorative stitching and assembly at the serger! Pick up a few tips and tricks while learning to make this ready-to-gift project.

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11-Noon

Vendor Mall

Vendor Mall Livestreams

From 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CST each day, participating vendors will stream video content from their profile pages. 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. You are also welcome to browse the vendor profiles and shop anytime!

Video Archive Available Soon


Noon-12:30 PM

Screening

Fan-chosen Favorite Episode of Sewing With Nancy

Join us for a special lunchtime viewing party of a favorite episode of Sewing With Nancy – chosen by our Great Wisconsin Quilt Show fans! In this episode, Landscape Quilting Workshop - Part 1, Nancy and her quilting mentor Natalie Sewell show you how to cut, shade, paint, and stipple trees. Their landscape quilt designs feature light and dark plus distant and close-up trees. Learn "messy cutting," shading/highlighting with various mediums, and learn how to stipple in a way that adds dimension to the trees.

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12:30-1:00 PM

Screening

Fan-chosen Favorite Episode of Sewing With Nancy

Join us for a special lunchtime viewing party of a favorite episode of Sewing With Nancy – chosen by our Great Wisconsin Quilt Show fans! In this episode, I Sew For Fun, Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing. Nancy shares her team sewing-for-fun experience along with many tips for a big partner, & numerous insights for involving a little partner – all while making simple, easy to sew kid-friendly projects. Give a little partner a few project. Then let them choose their favorite project to complete, with your guidance!

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1-2:00 PM

Lecture

You Can Quilt-As-You-Go

Chris Lynn Kirsch

There are many variations of this wonderful technique. It can be used to make blocks, connect blocks, and even add borders. The advantage? When the top is done, the quilt is done! You'll learn how to apply these techniques to your quilts.

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2-3:00 PM

Lecture

Speedy Solutions to Cut & Organize Your Scraps

Lori Dickman

QuiltingWithLori.com

Learn Lori's tools of the trade, including her "Scrapping Rule," how she sorts and identifies value, and all her speedy methods of turning an unorganized scrap stash into a creative solution to store your scraps by size, value or theme! You'll "Speedily" turn your stash into fantastic quilts using Lori's methods.

PLAY


3-4:00 PM

Vendor Mall

Vendor Mall Livestreams

From 3-4 p.m. CST each day, participating vendors will stream video content from their profile pages. 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. You are also welcome to browse the vendor profiles and shop anytime!

Video Archive Available Soon


4-4:30 PM

Screening

Sewing With Nancy: Beginning Landscape Quilting – Part 1

Learn landscape quilting using this simplistic approach and easy techniques. Nancy and her quilting mentor, Natalie Sewell, streamline the landscape quilting process using a beginner’s perspective. Learn to use inspirational photos, choose fabric, and master messy & fussy cutting techniques. Create trees easily with raw-edge appliqué techniques and give them dimension with fabric markers or oil pastels. The episode will be preceded by an introduction from Natalie's daughter, Becky Sewell.

PLAY


8:30-9:00 AM

Demo

Exercises and Stretches for Quilters: Reset Your Posture for Neck & Upper Back

Cassy Vieth

Quick Fit With Cassy

Hours spent working on your favorite sewing and quilting projects can leave you stiff and sore. This Quick Fit with Cassy workout will help relieve over-stressed muscles and remind your body what correct posture feels like, preventing poor posture from becoming your new normal. Reset your posture and alignment to provide relief for your entire body.  

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9-10:00 AM

Lecture

Solids: A World of Color

Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr

Modern Quilt Studio

Learn how to combine solids effectively with every genre of fabric, every pattern and every style of quilting. Available in a rainbow of colors, solids are the MVPs of every quilter's stash. Learn how versatile solids provide contrast and structure to any quilt and are bold on their own. Bill and Weeks' video answers to viewer questions will be added here this afternoon.

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10-11:00 AM

Lecture

Incorporating Quilting Techniques into Garments

Jhasmine Andrews

Strict Stitchery

Learn about pattern and fabric considerations for quilted garments, such as substituting traditional batting with lightweight interfacing to account for fabric drape and the importance of detailing grain lines in piecing projects. Jhasmine will also cover quilting on unconventional fabrics, and creating design samples on a smaller scale before cutting the garment.

PLAY


11-Noon

Vendor Mall

Vendor Mall Livestreams

From 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CST each day, participating vendors will stream video content from their profile pages. 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. You are also welcome to browse the vendor profiles and shop anytime!

Video Archive Available Soon


Noon-12:30 PM

Screening

Fan-chosen Favorite Episode of Sewing With Nancy

Join us for a special lunchtime viewing party of a favorite episode of Sewing With Nancy – chosen by our Great Wisconsin Quilt Show fans! In this episode, Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Nancy teaches pattern fitting using her time-tested pivot and slide techniques. Choose the right pattern size, and custom-fit patterns without cutting the original pattern pieces apart. Practice along using free mini-patterns that you can download online. This first episode centers on easily fitting tops, dresses, and skirts.

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12:30-1:00 PM

Screening

Fan-chosen Favorite Episode of Sewing With Nancy

Join us for a special lunchtime viewing party of a favorite episode of Sewing With Nancy – chosen by our Great Wisconsin Quilt Show fans! In this episode, Quilt With an Embroidery Machine, see how to turn your embroidery machine into a quilting machine with Nancy Zieman and guest, Eileen Roche, embroidery specialist. Nancy and Eileen show how the traditional way of quilting can be revolutionized, letting the computerized machine do the tricky stitching.

PLAY


1-2:00 PM

Lecture

Longarm Quilted “Summer” Bench Pillow Q24 & Qmatic

Donna Bularz

Bigsby's Sewing Center

Design and stitch the front and back of a 16" x 38" bench pillow using the BERNINA Q24 with Qmatic. You will see how to create a simple design in Art & Stitch and take it to Qmatic to make this fun "Summer" pillow.

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2-3:00 PM

Lecture

Quilting with Rulers on a Domestic Machine

Nina McVeigh

Nina McVeigh Designs

While traditionally a longarm technique, Ruler Work is now being done on domestic machines. Learn how to set up your machine and what supplies you need to get started. Learn how to move the fabric and ruler at the same time, creating amazing designs with simple lines and curves.

PLAY


3-4:00 PM

Vendor Mall

Vendor Mall Livestreams

From 3-4 p.m. CST each day, participating vendors will stream video content from their profile pages. 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. You are also welcome to browse the vendor profiles and shop anytime!

Video Archive Available Soon


4-4:30 PM

Screening

Sewing With Nancy: Beginning Landscape Quilting – Part 2

Learn to create a garden scene in fabric with this easy landscape quilting process. Natalie Sewell, landscape quilt artist, and Nancy create beautiful foliage, ground-cover and floral accents in their landscape quilt designs. Learn the easy process in this program. Nancy and Natalie will guide you in choosing fabric, cutting, clustering, highlighting and adding dimension for beautiful detail in your quilt garden. The episode will be preceded by an introduction from Natalie's daughter, Becky Sewell.

PLAY


8:30-9:00 AM

Demo

Exercises and Stretches for Quilters: Stretch Your Tight Hips & Lower Back

Cassy Vieth

Quick Fit With Cassy

Sitting for a long time while quilting and sewing can lead to soreness in your lower back and tightness in your hips. Cassy Vieth guides this Quick Fit class to stretch and strengthen the muscles in these areas so you can keep doing the activities you love! Stretch and strengthen tight muscles in your hips and lower back.

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9-10:00 AM

Lecture

The Adventures of Spiral Patchwork

Linda McGehee

Ghees.com

Create wearables, wall hangings, table runners and accessories with an artistic, pieced approach. First, sew strips together. Then, fold and sew into a tube. When opened, the tube reveals the 45-degree angle repeat. Use two fabrics or 30! It looks involved, but the process is quite simple. Bring your sense of adventure. You'll detail with piping and threadwork.

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10-11:00 AM

Lecture

Speaking Without Words: Activism Through Quilting

Karl Reichert and Michelle Flamer

Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network

When Minneapolis became the epicenter of a nationwide protest movement following the murder of George Floyd, Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network created "We Are the Story" exhibitions curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. Artist/WCQN member Michelle Flamer speaks to grief, protest, and hope conveyed through these quilts.

PLAY


11-Noon

Vendor Mall

Vendor Mall Livestreams

From 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CST each day, participating vendors will stream video content from their profile pages. 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. You are also welcome to browse the vendor profiles and shop anytime!

Video Archive Available Soon


Noon-12:30 PM

Screening

Fan-chosen Favorite Episode of Sewing With Nancy

Join us for a special lunchtime viewing party of a favorite episode of Sewing With Nancy – chosen by our Great Wisconsin Quilt Show fans! In this episode, Sewing With Nancy's 30th Anniversary Special, Nancy commemorates 30 years on TV with a trip down memory lane. She introduces her family, friends, special guests, and several coworkers in this celebratory show with old TV clips, bloopers, and more. Nancy’s friend, Mary Mulari, and coworkers chitchat about crazy things that happened on and off the set over the years.

PLAY


12:30-1:00 PM

Screening

Fan-chosen Favorite Episode of Sewing With Nancy

Join us for a special lunchtime viewing party of a favorite episode of Sewing With Nancy – chosen by our Great Wisconsin Quilt Show fans! In this episode, Magic Inch Quilts, learn the secret of piecing small strips of fabric into larger section to create clever, improvisational quilts that will delight both beginner and veteran quilters. Nancy and her guests, Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio, will teach clever use of color and simple piecing techniques. Prepare to be inspired!

PLAY


1-2:00 PM

Lecture

Piece and Quilt for the Holidays

Deanna Springer and Dana Casey

Nancy Zieman Productions

Join the Stitch it! Sisters, Deanna Springer and Dana Casey for quick and easy projects to piece and quilt for the holidays. See a trunk show of table runners, wall hangings, home decor and baking accessories! All made with their easiest sewing techniques, time-saving tools and classic tips by Nancy.

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2-3:00 PM

Lecture

Fast & Fabulous Free-Motion Grid Designs

Sue Heinz

Kismet Quilting LLC

Looking for fun, fast and fanciful background fills? Look to grid designs! Sue Heinz will demonstrate her unique continuous line and circular grid patterns, showing you just how easy it is to make complex-looking shapes "fast and fabulous" using her original designs and amazing, patented tools.

PLAY


3-4:00 PM

Vendor Mall

Vendor Mall Livestreams

From 3-4 p.m. CST each day, participating vendors will stream video content from their profile pages. 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. You are also welcome to browse the vendor profiles and shop anytime!

Video Archive Available Soon


4-4:30 PM

Screening

Sewing With Nancy: Beginning Landscape Quilting – Part 3

Spontaneous landscape quilting techniques are the secret to creating picturesque scenes. Nancy and Natalie Sewell have fine-tuned the process of landscape quilting. You’ll learn to cut blooms, accents and mountains creatively and enhance them easily with fabric, paint or markers. Then, give life to your designs as you stipple, following the movement of the fabric with easy tips from Natalie and Nancy. The episode will be preceded by an introduction from Natalie's daughter, Becky Sewell.

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