Hands-On Longarm Event with Handi Quilter
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Hands-On Longarm Event with Handi Quilter



Join us for this wonderful opportunity to get to know the Handi Quilter machines and learn longarming techniques from national educators.  This is a two day class.  There are two different session to choose from- Wednesday/Thursday or Friday/Saturday.  Each session begins at 9:30am and ends at 4:30pm.     The classroom will have 12 HQ Amara machines and can accommodate up to 24 attendees.



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.

Day 1 PM- 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.

Day 2 AM- 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.

Day 2 PM- Intro to 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.

Instructors: 

  • Traveling worldwide, Mary Beth Teaches longarm quilting at major shows both in the US and at international venues.  She conducts events at numerous retail shops, longarm clubs, and guilds.  She has appeared on Quilt It, The Longarm Quilting Show on QNNtv.  An expert on the Pro-Stitcher, Mary Beth is a certified Art and Stitch instructor.  Sharing the joys of computerized quilting and digitizing with quilt makers of all skill levels, Mary Beth makes it fun and easy for anyone to learn.  Mary Beth lives in a small town in North Carolina with her husband.  They enjoy being close to their grandchildren and two sons gardening and cooking.


  • In preparing for her retirement after 30 years of teaching, Karen became fascinated by longarm quilting. She bought an HQ Amara® and started learning how to use it with a passion. She loves combining Pro-Stitcher® and ruler work with free motion quilting. She has been a member of a quilting/sewing group, The Pinpricks, for the last 25 years. Becoming an HQ educator was an exciting way to combine her love of teaching, technology, and quilting! Her favorite parts of being an HQ educator are working with people, sharing her expertise, and visiting quilt shops.



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