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HQ Fall Event Friday - Introduction to Pro-Stitcher in Simulation/ Ruler Essentials October

Morning Session: 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 you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher. New Owners - start here!

Topics Include:
Overview of support resources available online
Basic overview of menu, functions and design catalog
Create an area and place a clock using Skew, Resize, XForm & Align
Demo how to set up an e2e design
Overview of PS Designer & PS Catalog

Afternoon SessionIf you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base and Sure Foot, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter Rulers will inspire you to new design heights. 

Topics included:
- Handle rulers safely
- Understand and use ruler markings for precision and accuracy
- Use piece lings and marking tools to build ruler design confidence
- VersaTool quilting: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells and arcs
- Apply binding with the HQ Versa Tool

30 minute lunch break on your own.

Session led by National Educator Martha Higdon

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: All skill levels welcome
Requirements: Student will need a laptop with Pro-Stitcher simulation loaded for the morning session. If you have questions about this session, please contact Stephanie at 317-776-4227 or
Instructor: Martha Higdon
Instructor Bio: Martha's passion for quilting started when her grandmother left her a Sunbonnet Sue quilt top. Martha knew she would need to learn how to quilt in order to finish that quilt top. She found a quilting mentor, who taught her everything about piecing a quilt and hand quilting. Since Martha lives in fast mode, she knew she would need to learn how to quilt by machine. She started on a domestic machine and worked her way up to a longarm machine. Martha opened her own quilting business in 2014 and hasn't looked back. She is a well-rounded quilter and has won ribbons at local quilt shows, the Indiana State Fair and the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show. She loves to make a quilt come alive with her quilting and no two quilts are quilted alike. Currently she is running her quilting business with her HQ Forte and HQ Fusion with Pro-Stitcher. Her digitized designs can be found at Martha loves spreading her enthusiasm and joy to other quilters to inspire others to break the rules and create their own style. She is a Veteran of the US Air Force, a retired policeman, and married to her wonderful husband and has two grown sons.
This is a two session event. Lunch is not included.

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