Stepping Stones to Quilting Your First Quilt
10-1:00 Sept. 8
This overview class is for everyone whether you’ve never quilted and want to learn or if you already quilt. It covers the step-by-step quilting process, from selecting a design to the first quilting stitches. You will learn how to resize and apply designs, choose batting and backings, baste quilt tops, and all about threads, needles and tension. Take it, and you will be on your way to finishing your quilts!
Free Motion Quilting Fun
2-5:00 Sept. 8
Quilters everywhere love the excitement and fun of free motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs without being a natural artist.
3 Bs – Backgrounds, Borders and Blocks
10-1:00 Sept. 9
Blocks, backgrounds, sashings and borders are the basic components of every pieced quilt top, and there are tricks to quilting them differently while creating a cohesive overall look. Learn how to select and adapt designs to complement each area, and how to accomplish the quilting efficiently and easily. Tried-and-true fillers and go-to designs will be featured.
Creative Textures and Fills
2-5:00 Sept. 9
Meandering is the easiest and most common filler for background space, but there are limitless creative design elements to use instead. Come expand your design portfolio by learning the stitch path of a wide variety of creative filler designs. Learn which designs best lend themselves to micro quilting, and how to use micro handles for best results.
10-1:00 Sept. 10
If you want precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in accurately placing designs and precisely stitching them out. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.
Introduction to the HQ Pro-Stitcher
2-5:00 Sept. 10
HQ 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 to master and fun to do. Whether you’re considering a quilting business or simply want to finish your own quilts, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with an HQ Pro-Stitcher.