Sue Heinz

Sue Heinz

Sue’s passion is teaching and she brings to each of her classes a Fine Arts and Education background, over 25+ years of quilting experience, a sense of humor, design expertise and a commitment to help each of her students reach new levels of quilting excellence. She has authored four books, each brimming with fresh design ideas for free-motion quilting and has also invented several innovative marking tools and rulers – all to delight, intrigue and inspire. Teaching at guilds and national shows across the country, Sue has also been featured in national and international publications as well as being a guest on quilting TV programs. For more information about Sue, her classes, books and tools, and to see samples of her work, visit

Caffeinated Designs
Thursday, June 13, 8:00 – 12:00 noon

Location:  Marriott/Sheraton Willow

Workshop Cost:  $50

Design class

Banish the blahs and put some perk into your next quilt! Sue Heinz has brewed up some fresh, free-motion quilting designs just for this class. New grids, blocks, borders… a whole quilt-full of design ideas! Each shape is described step-by-step for you in class making it easy to master. Come play – leave caffeinated.

Class Supply List:
Mechanical pencil (.07mm) and a ballpoint pen each with a comfort grip.
Several sheets of unlined paper (20# bond works great) for notes and a
few drawings.
Several sheets (or pad) of 8-1/2 X 11″ tracing paper.
$3.00 Handout fee will be collected in class.

Fast & Fabulous Free-Motion Grid Designs
Friday, June 14, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Location:  Marriott/Sheraton Juniper

Cost:  $45


Unique block-based designs are only the beginning of what Sue will share with you. How about round grid designs? No problem! Star Shapes? Yes! During this lecture/demo, Sue will show you just how fun and EASY it is to make complex-looking designs ‘fast and fabulous’ using her original designs and amazing tools.

Lecture Supply List:
Most of the designs I will be featuring are available within my four books. My hope for this lecture is that you will sit back without the need to ‘take down every step’ and enjoy seeing the process of construction – especially with some of the more advanced designs. That lets me teach more – and you ‘get’ more within the time constraints allowed to us. However, if you would like to follow along and draw with me, especially for the first part of the lecture, then you’ll want to have with you:
• Pre-gridded paper – 1” squares works well
• Favorite pen/pencil

You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer
Friday, June 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Location:  Overland Park Convention Center Courtyard 1

Cost:  $45

Lecture/Demo —

As ‘piecers’, we all want PERFECT seam alignment, pattern matching and show-quality bindings. Right? In this lecture, I’ll GUARANTEE it, Done!! – PLUS show you how to eliminate bias stretch, create specialty borders and sew perfectly pieced circles all WITHOUT the need for pins, clips or gadgets! A MUST-SEE lecture that will ROCK your piecing world!