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Handi Quilter 'Hands-On' Van Event


Day 1: 
Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just want a review of longarm quilting basics? The first day we will remove the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, and vital facts about thread, needles, and tension.  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.  Lunch Provided!

Day 2: 
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.  Then we will attach your ruler base and give you a guided lesson on how to incorporate precision and consistency while using quilting rulers. 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 rulers will inspire you to new design heights.  Lunch Provided!

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: All skill levels welcome!
Materials Included: EVERYTHING! :)
Instructor: Karen King
Instructor Bio: While watching her mother and grandmother sew, Karen was inspired at a young age to craft and create garments for herself. After years of machine sewing, she began to enjoy other forms of creativity including hand and machine embroidery, smocking, heirloom sewing, and quilting. Karen was fascinated with longarm quilting and rented a machine in 2008 at a local quilt shop. In 2010 she purchased her own longarm machine and began a professional career as a longarm quilter. She loves the craft so much that she began to teach others to begin their career. She quilts daily on her HQ Infinity? with Pro-Stitcher? Premium and has won three 1st place ribbons with her custom work. From: Bothell, Washington
Price includes instruction, lunch and refreshments each day! Just bring yourself!

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