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Handi-Quilter - 2 Day - Hands On Event!

Handi-Quilter - 2 Day - Hands On Event!

Have you seen some of the gorgeous quilting on social media or on quilts in shows and thought, " I want to learn to do that!?"  This is your chance! You do not need to own a long arm to join us for this great event. 

This 2 day event has very limited openings so sign up early!  Classes are  offered September 8 & 9 OR September 10 & 11 beginning at 10 am both days at the Tempe location.
There will be 2 people to each Handi Quilter Amara for this event.  There will be a 1  hour break for lunch each day.

Day 1 AM:

Getting Started with Longarm Quilting

Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting?   This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related – from pantographs to stencils – will all be answered in this great back to basics class.

Topics Include:

• The basics of machine and frame maintenance
• Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines
• How to load a quilt onto a frame
• Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils
• Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets

Day 1 PM:

Can’t Have Enough Rulers!

Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we’ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt – like seams or corners – is a cinch with rulers. We’ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt.

Topics Include:

• Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler
• Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers
• Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt
• HQ VersaTool® : stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs
• Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers

Day 2 AM:

Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It!

Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It’s as easy as starting with a few
simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs
that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be
demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills
to the next level.

Topics Include:
• Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line
• Scaling fills for backgrounds
• Creating your own edge-to-edge designs
• How to fill borders evenly
• Micro quilting and using different feet

Day 2 PM:

Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher

Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed
especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to
operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own
quilts or consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can
accomplish with Pro-Stitcher. New owners – start here!

Part 1 Topics Include:
• Overview of support resources available on-line
• Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog
• Place a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm and Align
• Demonstration of the Pro-Stitcher Simulator
• Overview of PS Designer ™


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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