Join us for a two-day Intro to Longarm Event full of food, fun and longarms! On day one Adam will walk us through properly loading, threading and quilting with longarm machines on the frame. Our event center will be stuffed full of longarms for you to play and acquaint yourself with the Handi Quilter Amara Longarm. By the end of the day you will be free-motion quilting on your own!
On day two we will install ruler bases and provide rulers for you to learn new tips, tricks and techniques on how rulers can create precise designs to finish your quilt. The afternoon will introduce computerized quilting technology and software to quilt your quilts with the touch of a button. This two-day retreat-style session will leave you ready to make the decision if longarm quilting is for you!
Day 1: 10am-1pm - Longarm Quilting Basics1pm-2pm - Catered Lunch2pm-5pm - Free-Motion QuiltingDay 2:10am-1pm - Rule Your Quilt with Rulers1pm-2pm - Catered Lunch2pm-5pm - Intro to Pro-Stitcher
Step up to a longarm, learn tips, tricks and techniques on how to properly load your quilt for the perfect finish. What needles should I use? How often should I change my needle? What is thread or tension, and how do I know it's right? What batting is best? If these are questions you have, this class is for you! Learn the ins and outs of longarm quilting with Adam, and gain confidence in quilting terminology during this morning class session.
Now it's time to have fun and get hands-on longarm training. The Handi Quilter truck provides the opportunity for students to practice newly learned techniques while gaining confidence in their skills. Adam will walk us through basic movements to create beautiful designs you didn't think possible!
Day 2 Rule Your Quilt with Rulers:We start day 2 with ruler bases installed on your longarm. Using rulers, you can create borders and fills that are sure to enhance your next quilting project. If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using ruler and templates.Intro to Pro-Stitcher:We will wrap up our event with a preview of the power of Pro-Stitcher. Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system that is user-friendly and simple to operate. Learn the basic functions and online resources available. Preview basic functions, designs and learn to basics of skewing and resizing designs to fit your needs.
Catered Lunches provided each day.
Please let us know if you have any food allergies ahead of class.