Lectures

Details for 2018 will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Here's a list of the lectures that took place during the 2017 show!


Wednesday


$21

WA1 | The Making of Moda Fabrics | Lecture
Mark Dunn | 10:30 am

Mark Dunn: mark DunnJoin Mark Dunn as he shares his journey of over 50 years in the fabric industry. Listen to him tell about his early beginnings and how working in his father’s notions business sparked a life-long love for the textile industry. His commitment started early by establishing a relationship with his customers while taking and pulling orders in the morning and delivering them in the afternoon. Find out how the years following brought him new challenges and ideas including the creation of Moda Fabrics, a leading force in the quilting fabric industry today.

Limited to 300 participants.

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$19

WP1 | Quilts from the Sea and Beyond | Lecture
Rob Appell | 1:30 pm

Rob Appell: Quilts from the Sea and BeyondRob AppellMeet Rob Appell of Man Sewing, see his beautiful quilts and hear the crazy stories that each quilt has to tell. Rob is known for his high energy teaching style and off the wall sense of humor. Laugh, maybe cry, and certainly cheer on Rob as he shares the blessings he has found in the wonderful world of quilting.

Limited to 300 participants.

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$24

WP2 | Artists and Their Perspectives | Panel Discussion
Ricky Tims | Rob Appell, Jerry Granata and Doug Leko | 4 pm

Ricky TimsRob AppellGet ready to be entertained and enlightened by some of the best artists and quilters the industry has to offer. Join Ricky Tims, Rob Appell, Jerry Granata and Doug Leko for a panel discussion that will be sure to have you wanting more. Listen as they share their love of quilting and inspiration. Laugh as they tell of their experiences and careers. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet all four personalities at one time. Come ready to ask questions or just sit back and enjoy the show.

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Limited to 300 participants.

Jerry GranataDoug Leko

 


$37

WE1 | An Evening with Ricky Tims | Music Concert
Ricky Tims | 7 pm

Ricky Tims: An Evening with RickyRob AppellAlthough this is billed as a concert, “An Evening with Ricky Tims” is so much more. Ricky is an award-winning quilter, pianist, and story-teller extraordinaire. Experience an evening of music, laughter and inspiration that will keep you spellbound and entertained. You’ll leave with head full of memories and a heart full of inspiration. Even if you’ve experienced Ricky’s concerts before, come again expecting the unexpected.

Limited to 300 participants.

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Thursday


$34

TA1 | Ricky's Top 5 Biggest Quilting Secrets | Lecture
Ricky Tims | 9 am

Ricky Tims Professional Quilters are known for keeping their best quilting secrets to themselves. Not Ricky, he shares them all! In this presentation Ricky will share five of his most significant “a-ha” tricks or techniques. What are they? Well, if we told you, it wouldn’t be a secret! Rest assured, they will inspire and enlighten and don’t expect him to stop at just five!

Limited to 300 participants.

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$34

TP1 | Caveman Meets Convergence | Lecture
Ricky Tims | 4 pm

Ricky TimsRicky TimsRicky combines two of his most popular methods. Caveman Quilting introduces you to patchwork that is free from measuring, math, quarter-inch seams and precision piecing and Ricky’s ever-popular and Convergence Quilts, an addictive method for creating simple, easy, and fun quilts. Finally, take the plunge and learn how to combine both techniques to create your own smashing Caveman meets Convergence quilt.

Limited to 300 participants.

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$37

TE1 | An Evening with Ricky Tims | Music Concert
Ricky Tims | 7 pm

Ricky Tims: An Evening with RickyRob AppellAlthough this is billed as a concert, “An Evening with Ricky Tims” is so much more. Ricky is an award-winning quilter, pianist, and story-teller extraordinaire. Experience an evening of music, laughter and inspiration that will keep you spellbound and entertained. You’ll leave with head full of memories and a heart full of inspiration. Even if you’ve experienced Ricky’s concerts before, come again expecting the unexpected.

Limited to 300 participants.

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Friday


$34

FA1 | Design and Composition of Quilting and Photography | Lecture
Ricky Tims | 8 am

Ricky Tims Through the eyes of a QuilterRicky TimsThis lecture class covers the basic elements of art and principles of organization in a fun and easy-to-understand way. This is the perfect start to anyone who will be joining Ricky on the “Amish Country Photography Tour”, but it is also a great stand alone for any quilter who wants to grasp the concepts for designing their own successful quilt. The visual treat features beautiful quilts and stunning photography.

Limited to 300 participants.

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$135

FAP1 | Shipshewana Amish Backroads | Photography Tour
Ricky Tims | 9:30 am

Ricky TimsRicky TimsLearn how to marry quilting and photography by taking an all-day scenic, photographic tour with Ricky Tims. Capture the simple beauty our area has to offer from the rolling countryside to the skilled Amish craftsmen and beautiful gardens. Enjoy the splendor of Shipshewana Amish backroads as you see Amish shop houses, phone shacks, dowdy houses and so much more. A lunch stop will be included with your tour. Although not a prerequisite, people taking this tour are strongly encouraged to take Ricky’s design and composition class early that morning prior to the tour.

Limited to 35 participants.

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Farmstead Inn & Conference Center

Lecture location
Blue Gate Theater
195 N. Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, IN 46565