I adore the Long Beach show, and looking forward to another great time to be had this August 2-4th at the Long Beach Convention Center!
If you want to avoid the long lines for purchasing tickets at the show, you can by them in advance by clicking this link to the extremetix website and print them out in advance.
What else can you do in advance? Make ATCs and mug rugs to trade with other quilters and mixed media artists! My mother is coming for a visit this weekend, and since we are both California girls, I am going to put her to work and have her help me make at least 30 ATCs that celebrate our home state!
ATC Tutorials online:
Mug Rug Tutorials:
If you didn’t sign up for classes yet, don’t fret. When you get to the show you can go to the enrollment desk to see what’s still available. And below is a listing of educational opportunities right on the show floor:
Thursday, August 1—Preview Night only
Pokey Bolton Monoprinting Fabrics with Everyday Items
Heather Jones Modern Quilting
Christen Brown Embroidered & Embellished
Kim DeCoste Rubber Stamping & Stenciling on Fabric
Judy Murrah Collage Greeting Cards
Christen Brown Ribbonwork Gardens
Kim DeCoste English Paper Piecing
Esterita Austin Layered Monoprinting with Sheers
CREATE ON THE SPOT!
Take just an hour, or less, to learn a quick new skill, and make a fun project. No pre-enrollment; just pay $10 at the door (first-come, first-served). Tickets available all day (for that day’s sessions only) until the class space is sold out.
Come to booths 1337/1436 off “Main Street” to see the project line up.
Friday, August 2
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Marilyn Peterson Pentagon Fabric Bowl—English Paper Piecing
12:30-1:30 p.m. Patti Culea Alice’s Flower Button
1:45-2:45 p.m. Jamie Fingal Tin Box Pin Cushion
3:00-4:00 p.m. Pokey Bolton Fun & Funky Fabric Postcards
Saturday, August 3
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Diane Ricks Vintage Look Velvet Roses
12:30-1:30 p.m. Diane Ricks Silk Ribbon Poppies
1:45-2:45 p.m. Marilyn Peterson Pentagon Fabric Bowl—English Paper Piecing
3:00-4:00 p.m. Patti Culea Baubles & Dangles
4:15-5:15 p.m. Dianne Springer Fab-Fast Flowers
Sunday, August 4
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Kim DeCoste No-Sew Wallhanging
12:30-1:30 p.m. Marilyn Peterson Pentagon Fabric Bowl—English Paper Piecing
1:45-2:45 p.m. Leslie Tucker Jenison Wish You Were Here—A Postcard from Long Beach
Lastly, there will be a very festive and lively event held Saturday night, August 3, right at the Convention Center called The Iron Quilter. Join us for a lot of laughs, door prizes, and the chance to win a brand new BERNINA sewing machine! If you want to participate, just go to the enrollment desk at the show and let them know you would like to join in on the fun.
See you soon!