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Events Listing

Events for Aug. 01, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020

Aug. 2020

Aug. 2020
Aug. 05 - Aug. 06 Test drive a H.Q. Longarm w/Pro-Stitcher at our 2-Day Handi Quilter Van Event
St George, UT (Utah), United States
Hosted By: Sewing & Quilting Center
Location: Sewing & Quilting Center
Phone: (435) 628-4069
Address: , St George, UT (Utah), United States
Description: Test drive a H.Q. Longarm w/Pro-Stitcher at our 2-Day Handi Quilter Van Event Session One: August 5th & 6th Session Two: August 7th & 8th 9:30am – 4:30pm Special pricing on Handi Quilters and Handi Gadgets—receive a $275 in-store gift card with the purchase of a new Handi Quilter Longarm Machine! Hands on training on H.Q. Longarm. $275.00 for 2 days, includes lunch. Join us for fun, food, door prizes, & learning. Due to Covid19, we will have one person per machine. Limited spacing available. For more information, call us at 435-628-4069. Day 1: Taking the Mystery Out of Longarm Quilting Class: 9:30am-12:30pm. Curious about solving the mystery of Longarm quilting? Or are you looking for a chance to brush up your longarm skills? This class demystifies longarm quilting by teaching all the basics! We’ll start with machine and frame features and maintenance, then demonstrate loading a quilt. We’ll move on to picking the perfect thread for your project, setting your tension, and choosing designs for your quilt. This class is full of great tips and tricks while exhibiting all the great features found in the Handi Quilter machine lineup. Topics Include: • Longarm machine and frame features and maintenance • How to set tension on a bobbin and your machine, needles and thread • How to load your quilt onto a frame • Choosing the right thread and designs for your project • A basic overview of free-motion techniques and ruler work Building a Free-Motion Quilting Design Library Class: 1:30pm-4:30pm. Building a library of free-motion quilting designs is fun – and it’s easier than you think! By exploring different designs - from simple blocks to an all-over design – you can create designs that can be used to complete any quilt. Learn how drawing a simple shape and then connecting it or just using a part of it can make finishing your quilts fast and fun. Topics Include: • Develop a library of free-motion designs • How to plan out a quilting path • Exploring different designs based on a basic shape • Adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs • Using a grid to layout your quilting design Day 2: Using Rulers and Templates Class: 9:30am-12:30pm. Looking for the perfect circle or wave? Or how about a heart or arc? These shapes are all possible with consistency and precision when you use a ruler or template. Learn the safe way to use these tools, starting with the right foot. We’ll explore designs like waves with channels, curved crosshatching, and echoing around applique. Rulers will become your new favorite quilting design tool. Topics Include: • Ruler safety: Sure Foot, ruler base & the right rulers • Use ruler markings for precision and accuracy • How to mark for rulers • HQ VersaTool®: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs • Wave Rulers, modern and classic designs Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher Class: 1:30pm-4:30pm. 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. New owners – start here! Topics Include: • Overview of support resources available on-line • Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog • Place a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm and Align • Demonstration of the Pro-Stitcher Simulator • Overview of Pro-Stitcher Designer
Aug. 08 - Aug. 09 Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show
Luzerne, NY (New York), United States
Hosted By: Adirondack Quilts LLC
Location: Hadley Luzerne High School
Phone: (518) 615-0134
Address: , Luzerne, NY (New York), United States
Description: Join us in the beautiful Adirondacks for a quilt show. Many talented quilters and some great vendors!
Aug. 08 - Aug. 08 Lutherdale Quilt Auction
Elkhorn, WI (Wisconsin), United States
Hosted By: The Quilting Connection
Location: Lutherdale Bible Camp
Phone: (262) 723-6775
Address: , Elkhorn, WI (Wisconsin), United States
Description: Come join us for this exciting Quilt Auction at Lutherdale Bible Camp! Last year there was over 300 quilts auctioned off!! Click here for more information: https://stores.longarmconnection.com/events-calendars/
Aug. 10 - Aug. 10 Longarm Ruler of the Month club - 6
Snohomish, WA (Washington), United States
Hosted By: Quilting Mayhem
Location: Quilting Mayhem
Phone: (425) 533-2566
Address: , Snohomish, WA (Washington), United States
Description: You’ll be introduced to new ruler styles and techniques. Great savings on ruler MSRP over the course of the 6-month series. We'll have a video tutorial and education for each ruler. Once completing the 6-month series, you will receive a special club member gift. Dates for our Ruler of the Month club 6 are: 3/9/20; 4/13/20; 5/11/20; 6/8/20; 7/20/20 and 8/10/20. Times are 10am – 11am. Sign up on line or call: www.quiltingmayhem.com 425-533-2566.
Aug. 21 - Aug. 22 Salisbury Rowan Spring quilt show 2020
Salisbury, NC (North Carolina), United States
Hosted By: Whatever's Quilted
Location: Events Center West End Plaza,
Phone:
Address: , Salisbury, NC (North Carolina), United States
Description: Come to the Salisbury Rowan Quilt Guild show and test drive the Handi Quilter line of machines.
Aug. 21 - Aug. 23 Handi Quilter Longarm Van Event with Adam Rateliff!
Columbia, MD (Maryland), United States
Hosted By: Spring Water Designs Quilting
Location: Spring Water Designs Quilting
Phone: (410) 381-0695
Address: , Columbia, MD (Maryland), United States
Description: Try your hand at machine quilting on a Longarm! You'll be amazed at how easy and fun it is! No experience necessary to take any of the classes, and you don't have to already own a longarm to attend! What a great opportunity to try the techniques for yourself! These are Hands-on Classes with 6 HQ Amara with ProStitcher machines set up in our classroom (with only up to 2 students per machine). The classes with Adam will range from learning the basics of longarm quilting, Free Motion quilting, using Rulers and templates, and Pro-Stitcher computorized quilting! Treat yourself to some hands-on quilting classes and also play on our full line of Stationary and Movable Longarm machines! Visit our website for full detailed descriptions on each class and to register now to hold your spot! www.springwaterdesigns.com (410)381-0695
Sep. 2020
Sep. 02 - Sep. 07 Walworth County Fair
Elkhorn, WI (Wisconsin), United States
Hosted By: The Quilting Connection
Location: Walworth County Fair Grounds
Phone: (262) 723-6775
Address: , Elkhorn, WI (Wisconsin), United States
Description: Come join us at the Walworth County Fair. We will be demonstrating the NEW HQ Capri, Simply Sixteen and Amara with Pro-Stitcher. We would love to help you learn more about these amazing machines! Click here for more information: https://stores.longarmconnection.com/events-calendars/
Sep. 10 - Sep. 12 Madison Quilt Expo
Madison, WI (Wisconsin), United States
Hosted By: The Quilting Connection
Location: Alliant Energy Center
Phone: (262) 723-6775
Address: , Madison, WI (Wisconsin), United States
Description: Come join us at the Madison Quilt Expo. We will be demonstrating the NEW HQ Capri, Simply Sixteen and Amara with Pro-Stitcher, and Forte with Pro-Stitcher. We would love to help you learn more about these amazing machines! Click here for more information: https://stores.longarmconnection.com/events-calendars/
Sep. 10 - Sep. 12 Handi-Quilter Hands On Van event
Chattanooga, TN (Tennessee), United States
Hosted By: Bernina Sew N Quilt Studio-TN
Location: Bernina Sew N Quilt Studio-TN
Phone: (423) 521-7231
Address: , Chattanooga, TN (Tennessee), United States
Description: Three day hands on van event. Events include * Taking the Mystery out of Longarm quilting (Lunch provided) *Building a free motion quilting design library *Using Rulers and Templates * Intro to Prostitcher 1 (lunch provided) *Intro to Prostitcher 2 Sign up On line at www.berninaofchattanooga.com
Sep. 11 - Sep. 12 Pro-Stitcher & Pr0-Stitcher DESIGNER - Virtual Education!
Port Huron, MI (Michigan), United States
Hosted By: Sew You Quilt
Location: Sew You Quilt
Phone: (810) 434-2425
Address: , Port Huron, MI (Michigan), United States
Description: This two-day event is here to meet all your needs. Whether you are just thinking about the computer-aided software to complete your quilts, or already have it and need a refresher, or more education - we have it all! Handiquilter Educator Gail Berry will be teaching virtually via zoom. Students can stay at home or we will have a limited number of seats at the shop for those who want to venture out! Pro-Stitcher Designer - software to make your own stitching designs, or to just modify a design that you already have! Friday Sept 11 from 10a - 12 noon, and 1 - 3pm Pro-Stitcher - software that actually stitches out the designs onto your quilt. Saturday Sept 12 from 10a - 12noon and 1 - 3 pm Cost is $50 for each 2-hour session. Call "Sew You Quilt" at 810-434-2425 to reserve your spot.
Sep. 12 - Sep. 13 Bennington Quilt Fest 2020
Bennington, VT (Vermont), United States
Hosted By: Adirondack Quilts LLC
Location: Mount Anthony Union Middle School
Phone: (518) 615-0134
Address: , Bennington, VT (Vermont), United States
Description: Event has been going for 26 years.
Sep. 16 - Sep. 19 Handi Quilter Education Event
Destin, FL (Florida), United States
Hosted By: Coastal Stitches
Location: Coastal Stitches
Phone: (850) 376-9405
Address: , Destin, FL (Florida), United States
Description: Wednesday, September 16th 3 Hour Morning Class Building A Free-Motion Quilting Design Library 3 Hour Afternoon Class Fit, Echo and Fill Your Quilt With Feathers Thursday, September 17th 3 Hour Morning Class Ruler of the Month Club Recent Releases 3 Hour Afternoon Class I Can Quilt ANYTHING on My Longarm! Friday, September 18th Morning Class Intro to Pro-Stitcher – Part 1 Afternoon Class Intro to Pro-Stitcher – Part 2 Saturday, September 19th Morning Class Expanding What You Know (All Day Class)
Sep. 17 - Sep. 19 HQ Education Event
Statesville, NC (North Carolina), United States
Hosted By: JS Quilt Shop
Location: JS Quilt Shop
Phone: (704) 871-1939
Address: , Statesville, NC (North Carolina), United States
Description: We will be offering free motion skill building classes and classes on Pro-Stitcher Designer. Please Like us on Facebook or call the store for more details about this event.
Sep. 17 - Sep. 19 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Sharonville, OH (Ohio), United States
Hosted By: Red Rooster Quilts
Location: Sharonville Convention Center
Phone: (614) 734-9007
Address: , Sharonville, OH (Ohio), United States
Description: We will have the full line of Handi Quilter Longarm Machines ready for you to see and try out. This will include the NEW Capri 18(sit down) model with easy stitch regulation. In addition we will have the Amara, Simply Sixteen, Pro-Stitcher and the full line of Stitch home sewing machines. As always we will bring the FULL line of notions, rulers, gadgets and more. We look forward to seeing everyone again this year.
Sep. 18 - Sep. 20 Silver Threads Quilt Show
Creede, CO (Colorado), United States
Hosted By: Lady Bugz Quilt & Co
Location: Creede Community Center
Phone: (970) 249-1600
Address: , Creede, CO (Colorado), United States
Description: Silver Threads Biennial Quilt Show
Sep. 18 - Sep. 19 Knowledge is Power-Handi Quilter Event #7
Friona, TX (Texas), United States
Hosted By: Malouf's Fabrics
Location: Malouf's Fabrics
Phone: (806) 250-3575
Address: , Friona, TX (Texas), United States
Description: Turning Flimsies into Quilts Design Your Quilting for the Whole Quilt Prostitcher Prostitcher Advanced
Sep. 19 - Sep. 22 2- Day Hands on Event
Walla Walla, WA (Washington), United States
Hosted By: Walla Walla Sew & Vac and Spas
Location: Walla Walla Sew & Vac and Spas
Phone: (509) 529-7755
Address: , Walla Walla, WA (Washington), United States
Description: Are you thinking about purchasing a longarm quilting machine? Are you curious how a longarm machine works? Then this Hands-on Van Event is the perfect class for you! No need to already own a machine. No previous experience required. You'll learn hand-guided, free motion quilting, ruler work, and computerized quilting. Offering 2-day event for $200.00 and special pricing on machines. Early Bird pricing $180.00 if you register before Aug. 15th.
Sep. 24 - Sep. 26 Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
Pleasanton, CA (California), United States
Hosted By: Elk Grove Sewing and Vacuum Center
Location: Pleasanton California
Phone:
Address: , Pleasanton, CA (California), United States
Description: Come join us for our Festival in Pleasanton - At the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival you will find a wide variety of Sewing, Quilting, Needle-Art and Craft supply exhibits from many quality companies.
Sep. 25 - Sep. 26 Gitche Gumee Fiber Artist Show & Sale
Bayfield, WI (Wisconsin), United States
Hosted By: Quilt Elements LLC
Location: Bethesda Lutheran Church
Phone:
Address: , Bayfield, WI (Wisconsin), United States
Description: Visit the Quilt Elements booth at the GGFA show & sale to see, learn about and test drive Handi Quilter machines!
Sep. 25 - Sep. 26 QUILT WITH ATTITUDE
Gaithersburg, MD (Maryland), United States
Hosted By: Capital Quilts
Location: Capital Quilts
Phone: (301) 527-0598
Address: , Gaithersburg, MD (Maryland), United States
Description: Learn to quilt with confidence! Start off taking the mystery out of quilting by learning the basics on Friday morning: learn about the HQ machine, the frame, how to load a quilt, and more. In our afternoon class, learn how to plan a design for your whole quilt. Explore fillers and modern designs. Learn how to make borders fit without measuring. Saturday morning's topic is rulers: safety in using them, how to mark for them, what sorts of designs to make with them. Try the VersaTool! After lunch, stretch your quilting imagination and skills with Improvisational Quilting. Use straight lines to create drama. Take motifs from the fabric and create designs using the motif. There is no "wrong" way to do improv, so you are guaranteed success! Our instructor is HQ National Educator Diane Henry. We will be following pandemic protocols, including mask wearing, social distancing, and the use of hand sanitizers. Class size is limited to 6. We look forward to seeing you!
Oct. 2020
Oct. 03 - Oct. 04 North Eastern Wyoming Quilt Show
GILLETTE, WY (Wyoming), United States
Hosted By: Heirlooms by Design
Location: Camplex wyoming Center
Phone: (307) 660-4574
Address: , GILLETTE, WY (Wyoming), United States
Description: On October 3 & 4, 2020 the NEW Quilt Show returns for its 33rd year! Held at the Energy Hall (subject to change), Cam-Plex, Gillette, Wyoming, the show is open to any quilter who would like to enter a quilting project. Entries are due Friday, October 2, 2020 and may be dropped off from 12 pm - 6 pm (time subject to change). The Show is formed by a non-profit, all volunteer committee and all proceeds from this event are used to hold the next annual NEW Quilt Show. This is an opportunity for the community and quilters to show off their projects, shop, take part in demos, win prizes for entries and doorprizes. There is a NEW Quilt Raffle and raffle tickets are available for purchase closer to the Event. The WSQG 2021 Quilt will be on display also, with raffle tickets available.
Oct. 07 - Oct. 10 Hands-On Quilting Workshop
Logan, UT (Utah), United States
Hosted By: Stylish Fabrics and Quilts
Location: Stylish Fabrics and Quilts
Phone: (435) 752-4186
Address: , Logan, UT (Utah), United States
Description: Join us for 2 days of hands-on classes. No experience necessary, we'll help you learn the basics and you'll be introduced to computerized quilting. Lunch is provided both days. Call the store for details.
Oct. 07 - Oct. 10 Handi Quilter Hands On Event Let's Quilt
Camarillo, CA (California), United States
Hosted By: The Fabric Shoppe
Location: The Fabric Shoppe
Phone: (805) 383-7183
Address: , Camarillo, CA (California), United States
Description: Let's Quilt! This hands on event is just that, hands on. Each person will have the use of a Handi Quilter Amara movable longarm machine. 4 different 3 hour long classes are available to choose from. This is a great way to learn to use or improve your knowledge of a movable longarm machine. Gina Seimbeida, an incredible HQ National Educator, will be helping guide you along the way. Whether you are a novice to longarm quilting or are a bit more advanced, there will be something for everyone in these classes.
Oct. 08 - Oct. 10 Great Plains Quilting And Sewing Expo
Oklahoma City , OK (Oklahoma), United States
Hosted By: The Stitching Post
Location: Cole Community Center
Phone: (214) 883-7134
Address: , Oklahoma City , OK (Oklahoma), United States
Description: This Quilt Show and Expo includes a vendor hall and multiple classes on the HQ Amara, Pro-Stitcher, and Pro-Stitcher Designer. Please go to www.sewbargain.com/classes and register!
Oct. 09 - Oct. 10 National Educator Event
Fredericksburg, TX (Texas), United States
Hosted By: One Quilt Place
Location: One Quilt Place
Phone: (830) 990-4140
Address: , Fredericksburg, TX (Texas), United States
Description: Diane Henry presents Basic fundamental to Advanced techniques on the Pro-Stitcher
Oct. 09 - Oct. 10 A Celebration of Color by the Gate City Quilt Guild Show
Greensboro, NC (North Carolina), United States
Hosted By: Whatever's Quilted
Location: Congregational United Church of Christ
Phone: (888) 546-0665
Address: , Greensboro, NC (North Carolina), United States
Description: Come to see and test drive the Handi Quilter family of machines. You can also take a change on the Gate City Quilt Guild's Raffle quilt https://gatecityquiltguild.org/images/2020%20Quilt%20Show/Quiltfullsize.jpg
Oct. 10 - Oct. 11 Autumn Inspirations
Schenectady , NY (New York), United States
Hosted By: Adirondack Quilts
Location: Proctors
Phone: (518) 615-0134
Address: , Schenectady , NY (New York), United States
Description: Great show at an Historic Venue.
Oct. 14 - Oct. 17 Handi Quilter Extravaganza
SANDY, UT (Utah), United States
Hosted By: MY GIRLFRIEND'S QUILT SHOPPE
Location: MY GIRLFRIEND'S QUILT SHOPPE
Phone: (801) 647-7739
Address: , SANDY, UT (Utah), United States
Description: This is an in store event. The classes that we are offering on October 14th and 16th are "Taking the Mystery out of Longarm Quilting" and "Building a Free Motion Quilting Design Library". On October 15th and 17th the classes that we will be offering are "Using Rulers and Templates", and "Intro to Pro Stitcher--Part 1". All of these classes will be taught by a Handi Quilter educator. We will require everyone that is participating to wear a face mask and also practice social distancing.
Oct. 14 - Oct. 17 2020 Van Workshop
Bemidji, MN (Minnesota), United States
Hosted By: A Stitch In Time Inc.
Location: A Stitch In Time Inc.
Phone: (218) 444-7727
Address: , Bemidji, MN (Minnesota), United States
Description: This is divided into two levels of classes, level 1 for those just starting or wanting to start, and level 2 for those who are fairly comfortable with the basics and want to take it to the next level This will be held in our 2000 square foot classroom.
Oct. 14 - Oct. 17 Longarm Quilting Exploration
Brea, CA (California), United States
Hosted By: MOORE'S SEWING of Brea
Location: MOORE'S SEWING of Brea
Phone: (714) 279-6830
Address: , Brea, CA (California), United States
Description: Longarm Quilting Exploration Event - a two day hands on event that is perfect for those who want to try before you buy or want to brush up on their skill. During this event, you’ll learn how to load a quilt, adjust tensions, and choose the right equipment. Each attendee will develop a library of free-motion designs, work with rulers and templates as well as discover amazing new automation technology. We have limited this class to 12 people so you will get the greatest opportunity to learn. Open to all regardless of your experience or type of machine that you own.
Oct. 28 - Oct. 31 Hands on Truck Event
Porterville, CA (California), United States
Hosted By: Norcal Sewing and Vacuum
Location: Norcal Sewing and Vacuum
Phone: (559) 793-4100
Address: , Porterville, CA (California), United States
Description: Full hands on quilting fun. Truck event provides 12 people per 12 machines to learn all about long arm quilting. Win fabric and prizes while attending the fun.