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Events Listing

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

Oct. 2020

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
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.
Nov. 2020
Nov. 05 - Nov. 07 Bluebird Quilt Studio VIRTUAL National Educator Event with Megan Best
Nampa, ID (Idaho), United States
Hosted By: Bluebird Quilt Studio
Location: Bluebird Quilt Studio
Phone: (208) 467-4148
Address: , Nampa, ID (Idaho), United States
Description: Megan Best, National Handi Quilter Educator will be joining us LIVE ONLINE throughout this special demonstration event. Thursday November 5 1-3 p.m.Using Rulers and Templates Friday November 6 10 a.m.-noon Introduction to Prostitcher Friday November 6 1-3 p.m. Designer Overview Saturday November 7 9 a.m. to noon EMBROIDERY ON YOUR LONG ARM Complete class is $149, or $99 for our Bluebird Handi Quilter owners Discounts available on Handi Quilter notions and special pricing and financing available on machine packages will be available during the event ALL are welcome! This event will be hosted live on zoom. Contact Bluebird Quilt Studio at (208) 467-4148 or by email at bluebirdquiltstudio@gmail.com to register today.
Nov. 06 - Nov. 07 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: Day 1: 3 Hour Morning Class What’s New at Handi Quilter? 3 Hour Afternoon Class Ruler of the Month Club Recent Releases. Day 2: 3 Hour Morning Class How Many Ways Can You Quilt A Feather? 3 Hour Afternoon Class Design Your Quilting For the Whole Quilt Please like us on Facebook and to see details of all the classes
Nov. 07 - Nov. 08 It’s Time to Finish Your Quilts with Calico Gals and special guest educator Susan Manry
SYRACUSE, NY (New York), United States
Hosted By: Calico Gals
Location: Calico Gals
Phone: (315) 445-0617
Address: , SYRACUSE, NY (New York), United States
Description: The holidays are coming and we need to be working towards finishing our projects! Join these classes from the comfort of your home and learn from the best! If you are curious about long arm quilting or looking to learn more tips, Saturday's classes are what you need! The morning features a detailed overview of threads, tension, free-motion, machine maintenance and so much more. Stay for the afternoon class and take your skills a step beyond meandering into the wonderful world of creative fills. Sunday is all about Pro-Stitcher... the user-friendly, computer guided quilting system. Learn how it works and how it can take your quilting from simple to gorgeous! All levels will find value in this class. Sunday afternoon is dedicated to advanced Pro-Stitcher techniques including mastering borders and corners and digitizing your own designs. NOTE: all classes are virtual. $30 each or 2/$50.
Nov. 11 - Nov. 14 Fall Hands-On Van Event!
Simsbury, CT (Connecticut), United States
Hosted By: Sew Inspired
Location: Sew Inspired
Phone: (860) 651-8885
Address: , Simsbury, CT (Connecticut), United States
Description: Hands-On Handi Quilter Education Event! Get your hands on an Amara - and Pro-Stitcher - for four days of classes including Long Arm Quilting Basics and Introduction to Pro-Stitcher. 1-2 people per machine. For more information, visit www.sewinspiredquilts.com.
Nov. 12 - Nov. 12 Taking the Mystery Out of Longarm Quilting
Sahuarita, AZ (Arizona), United States
Hosted By: Cathey's Sew and Vac
Location: Cathey's Sew and Vac
Phone: (520) 409-7014
Address: , Sahuarita, AZ (Arizona), United States
Description: 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 Event Fee: $99.00 9am - 4pm
Nov. 13 - Nov. 13 Beyond Meandering: Other Ways to Fill Your Quilt & Using Rulers and Templates
Sahuarita, AZ (Arizona), United States
Hosted By: Cathey's Sew and Vac
Location: Cathey's Sew and Vac
Phone: (520) 409-7014
Address: , Sahuarita, AZ (Arizona), United States
Description: Is meandering your go-to design? Are you ready to try something new? We’ll explore other basic background designs, including continuous curve, straight lines, and crosshatching. Learning how to quilt these designs continuously gives you a whole new collection of designs to use for backgrounds, fills and texture on all your quilting projects. From large to small scale, we’ll explore how these great designs can spice up your next quilt. Topics Include: • Choosing background fills to accent your design • Create extra texture with creative fills • Try out patterns large to small patterns • Use a grid to keep your pattern consistent • Adjustable handlebars and HQ Micro Handles tips and tricks 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 Event Fee: $99.00
Nov. 14 - Nov. 15 Fall Handi Quilter Longarm Event!
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: Let us help you take the mystery out of Longarm Quilting at this 2-Day Handi Quilter event with a Handi Quilter National Educator! You can take four different classes over the course of the two days that include learning to work beyond the Meander, building a library of quilting designs, using rulers and templates, and more! Classes include demo & hands-on time on our full line of Handi Quilter machines, plus sales and special pricing! Visit our website for full detailed descriptions on each class and to register to hold your spot! www.springwaterdesigns.com (410)381-0695
Nov. 14 - Nov. 14 Design Your Quilting For The Whole Quilt & I Can Quilt ANYTHING on My Longarm!
Sahuarita, AZ (Arizona), United States
Hosted By: Cathey's Sew and Vac
Location: Cathey's Sew and Vac
Phone: (520) 409-7014
Address: , Sahuarita, AZ (Arizona), United States
Description: Tired of doing edge to edge? Have you ever wanted to layout a design for your whole quilt? It’s easy to plan with a few simple steps. We’ll start with exploring how to find one motif then breaking it down into pieces for every area of your quilt. Select and customize designs to complement each area, and learn how to accomplish the quilting quickly and easily. Classic fillers and modern designs will all be explored. Topics include: • Creating a custom plan for your quilt using Preview Paper • Learn how to make borders fit without measuring • Marking your quilt so your design is consistent • Develop your own design library of background fills • How to get your designs marked on the quilt Have you ever wanted to see what longarm can really do? It’s just a big sewing machine – you can do all kinds of projects on your longarm! Everything from piecing, doing a project from start to finish, and adding texture to unique fabrics can all be accomplished on a longarm. With great tips and quick projects, this class will give you lots of great ideas for your next project. Topics Include: • Piecing on the frame – square foot • Binding on the frame • Using couching to add texture and definition • Make a small bag from start to finish • Project show and tell Event Fee: $99.00
Nov. 17 - Nov. 19 Handi Quilter Virtual Education Event
Fort Smith, AR (Arkansas), United States
Hosted By: Sewing Machine Center Inc.
Location: Sewing Machine Center Inc.
Phone: (479) 484-5351
Address: , Fort Smith, AR (Arkansas), United States
Description: Join us for a Virtual Education Event hosted by Sewing Machine Center! We will host three virtual events on November 17th and two virtual events on November 19th. On Tuesday the 17th, we will host a class focusing on your free motion library and ways to increase it, a class on everything new at Handi Quilter with demonstrations and suggestions for use and a class on the ways you can use your longarm quilter for quilting and so much more. Thursday, the 19th will be a full day of Pro Stitcher training starting with the basics and expanding into more in depth ways to utilize your Pro Stitcher. Class fee is $30 a class or $25 each for 2 more on Tuesday and $75 for the full day of Pro Stitcher training. Call 478-484-5351 or visit sewingmachinecenter.com to sign up for the event!
Nov. 18 - Nov. 18 Ask the Educator
Austin, TX (Texas), United States
Hosted By: Honey Bee Quilt Store, Inc.
Location: Honey Bee Quilt Store, Inc.
Phone: (512) 257-1269
Address: , Austin, TX (Texas), United States
Description: Sign up for a ZOOM meeting to ask a Handi Quilter Educator any questions.
Nov. 21 - Nov. 21 Virtual Handi Quilter Event with Diane Henry National Educator
Sioux City, IA (Iowa), United States
Hosted By: Tri-State Sewing & Quilting, Inc.
Location: Tri-State Sewing & Quilting, Inc.
Phone: (712) 258-1188
Address: , Sioux City, IA (Iowa), United States
Description: Two Saturdays of jammed packed informative classes for the person wondering if they can learn to quilt on Stationary machine, or long arm quilting frame with Diane Henry showing some fabulous tips & pointers to help each of us be successful!
Dec. 2020
Dec. 05 - Dec. 06 Pro-Stitcher Designer Virtual Event
Las Cruces, NM (New Mexico), United States
Hosted By: Be Sew Creative
Location: Be Sew Creative
Phone: (575) 523-2000
Address: , Las Cruces, NM (New Mexico), United States
Description: Join us virtually to expand your creativity learning to use a wide variety of Pro-Stitcher Designer tools and features. In this 2 day virtual event we will discover the basics and go beyond.
Dec. 08 - Dec. 09 Pro Stitcher Designer
Highland, IL (Illinois), United States
Hosted By: The Machine Shop
Location: The Machine Shop
Address: , Highland, IL (Illinois), United States
Description: Two day Zoom classes all for $60 including both days On Dec 8th at 10am central ZOOM class offered Introduc.on to Pro-S.tcher Designer™ three-hour class. Part 1 Class Descrip@on: Pro-S@tcher Designer™ is a full featured, vector-based drawing software gives you the ability to quickly design, edit, customize, export and import any quil@ng motif you can imagine. This class will start with a basic overview of the easy to use features. New users will be creating their own digital designs for their next quilting project by the end of this class! On Dec 9th Class will start at 10am Central time via Zoom on Class Pro-S.tcher Designer™: Bringing It All Together This class has a prerequisite of attending the class offered on Dec 8th Class Descripton: Ready to move on to some more advanced Pro-Stitcher Designer techniques? In this class, we’ll learn how to use the Shape tool to edit and transform designs. Connecting your designs gives you limitless options to create all the designs of your dreams. Topics Include: • Using the Shape Tool to edit and transform designs • Edi@ng designs one point at a @me & right click op@ons • How to connect your designs: Combine, Connect & Group • When to use Trim, Weld and Intersect If you do not own ProStitcher Designer but are considering it this is the class for you. Contact Mike for instructions on installing your trial copy before the class. Be prepared after the class to consider purchase at a substantial discount. Discount offered will be much greater than the cost of the class.
Dec. 10 - Dec. 10 Handi Quilter Virtual Pro Stitcher Class with Susan Manry
Merrill, OR (Oregon), United States
Hosted By: The Sewing Works
Location: The Sewing Works
Phone: (541) 798-1100
Address: , Merrill, OR (Oregon), United States
Description: Morning Session is Introduction to Pro-Stitcher for $40. The afternoon session will be a deeper dive into quilt design and the different tools and functions within Pro-Stitcher. The afternoon session is $40.
Dec. 11 - Dec. 11 Pro-Stitcher Designer Event with Amy Domke
COMMERCE, TX (Texas), United States
Phone: (903) 866-7550
Address: , COMMERCE, TX (Texas), United States
Description: Join us for an all day Virtual HQ Event with Handi Quilter Educator, Amy Domke. #1 Introduction to Pro-Stitcher Designer™, #2 Round & Round We Go: Carousel, Reflect, Echoes & Rays, and #3 Use Your Magic Wand to Follow the Path & Write Home About It. ***Expand your knowledge of Pro-Stitcher Designer and learn how to begin quilting your own designs with the Pro-Stitcher!
Dec. 11 - Dec. 12 Virtual Handi Quilter Education
Johnstown, PA (Pennsylvania), United States
Hosted By: The Quilt Peddler LLC
Location: The Quilt Peddler LLC
Phone: (814) 262-9656
Address: , Johnstown, PA (Pennsylvania), United States
Description: Come join us at the shop or join us through zoom. This event is in time to get a special Christmas gift for yourself! Learn more about long arm quilting and quilting in general. Call or email for more info.
Dec. 15 - Dec. 17 Love To Sew Boutique Virtual Event
Osage Beach, MO (Missouri), United States
Hosted By: Love To Sew Boutique
Location: Love To Sew Boutique
Phone: (573) 348-1972
Address: , Osage Beach, MO (Missouri), United States
Description: Join us to watch a wonderful online Virtual Event with HQ Educator Amy Domke as she teaches us how to get started with the Brand new ProStitcher Designer Software Program from 10-12 on Dec 15 and she will present another Virtual Online Event at 10-12 on Dec 17 to learn how to use some of the amazing features of the ProStitcher Designer to build fantastic quilting designs!
Dec. 17 - Dec. 17 HQ Event with Megan Best
Kalilspell, MT (Montana), United States
Hosted By: Quilt Gallery
Location: Quilt Gallery
Phone: (406) 257-5799
Address: , Kalilspell, MT (Montana), United States
Description: Megan Best is coming to a computer near you! Join Megan for sessions on Rulers & Templates and Intro to Pro-Stitcher.