We recommend checking with the event organizer before traveling to confirm dates and times. Contact your local Handi Quilter retailer for more details on these upcoming HQ Education events and shows.

Events Listing

Events for Oct. 01, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2021

Oct. 2021

Oct. 2021
Oct. 07 - Oct. 07 I'm done Piecing - Now what?
Georgetown, ON (Ontario), Canada
Hosted By: The Sewing Cafe
Location: The Sewing Cafe
Phone: (905) 873-0043
Address: , Georgetown, ON (Ontario), Canada
Description: Join us 'virtually" for 2 days of awesomeness with Gail Berry-Graham, one of Handi Quilter's knowledgeable educators. There are 5 different classes to sign up for. If you sign up for all 5, you will receive a $20 in-store or online shopping gift certificate. And during each 'class' we will be doing a giveaway! Gail will be teaching from her home studio to your sewing room! We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to you! Everyone can learn something new in this basic class – whether you’ve only pieced quilt tops or have finished a whole stack of quilts. Prepping your quilt top properly, choosing and marking designs on your quilt, and selecting batting and backings will all be covered in this class. Threads, needles and tension and their relationship to finishing quilts will be discussed. Topics Include: • Quilt top prepping and picking your backing • Auditioning, resizing with Quilter’s Assistant Proportional Scale & applying quilt designs • The basics of batting & basting • Tackling threads, needles and tension • Stitch-in-the-ditch and meander quilting Note: A Zoom link will be emailed to you 5 days prior to class.
Oct. 07 - Oct. 07 Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It!
Georgetown, ON (Ontario), Canada
Hosted By: The Sewing Cafe
Location: The Sewing Cafe
Phone: (905) 873-0043
Address: , Georgetown, ON (Ontario), Canada
Description: Join us 'virtually" for 2 days of awesomeness with Gail Berry-Graham, one of Handi Quilter's knowledgeable educators. There are 5 different classes to sign up for. If you sign up for all 5, you will receive a $20 in-store or online shopping gift certificate. And during each 'class' we will be doing a giveaway! Gail will be teaching from her home studio to your sewing room! We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to you! Thursday Oct 7, 2021 1:00 - 3:00 pm Free-Motion Quilting. You CAN Do It! Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It’s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level. Perfect class for owners of domestic or longarm machines! Topics Include: • Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line • Scaling fills for backgrounds • Creating your own edge-to-edge designs • How to fill borders evenly • Micro quilting and using different feet Note: A Zoom link will be emailed to you 5 days prior to class.
Oct. 07 - Oct. 07 Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher
Georgetown, ON (Ontario), Canada
Hosted By: The Sewing Cafe
Location: The Sewing Cafe
Phone: (905) 873-0043
Address: , Georgetown, ON (Ontario), Canada
Description: Join us 'virtually" for 2 days of awesomeness with Gail Berry-Graham, one of Handi Quilter's knowledgeable educators. There are 5 different classes to sign up for. If you sign up for all 5, you will receive a $20 in-store or online shopping gift certificate. And during each 'class' we will be doing a giveaway! Gail will be teaching from her home studio to your sewing room! We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to you! Thursday October 7, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. Have you ever been curious on how the process is done? User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or considering a quilting business, sign up to 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 PS Designer ™ Note: A Zoom link will be emailed to you 5 days prior to class.
Oct. 08 - Oct. 08 Longarm Bag of Tricks
Georgetown,, ON (Ontario), Canada
Hosted By: The Sewing Cafe
Location: The Sewing Cafe
Phone: (905) 873-0043
Address: , Georgetown,, ON (Ontario), Canada
Description: Join us 'virtually" for 2 days of awesomeness with Gail Berry-Graham, one of Handi Quilter's knowledgeable educators. There are 5 different classes to sign up for. If you sign up for all 5, you will receive a $20 in-store or online shopping gift certificate. And during each 'class' we will be doing a giveaway! Gail will be teaching from her home studio to your sewing room! We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to you! Friday October 8, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm - Longarm Bag of Tricks You’ve got your longarm…now what? Check out all the great accessories, tools and feet that are available to help you finish spectacular quilts. You’ll see all these great tools which will help you finish more projects in less time. Sign up and find your new favorite accessory! Gail will take you on a virtual tour of her studio and show you great tips and tricks for your sewing room and how you CAN fit a longarm machine and frame in your space. Topics include: • Design, audition, and application tools • Quilt-loading and frame accessories • Handi Feet options • Channel locks and straight line options • Rulers and templates Note: A Zoom link will be emailed to you 5 days prior to class.
Oct. 08 - Oct. 08 Can't have Enough Rulers
Georgetown, ON (Ontario), Canada
Hosted By: The Sewing Cafe
Location: The Sewing Cafe
Phone: (905) 873-0043
Address: , Georgetown, ON (Ontario), Canada
Description: Join us 'virtually" for 2 days of awesomeness with Gail Berry-Graham, one of Handi Quilter's knowledgeable educators. There are 5 different classes to sign up for. If you sign up for all 5, you will receive a $20 in-store or online shopping gift certificate. And during each 'class' we will be doing a giveaway! Gail will be teaching from her home studio to your sewing room! We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to you! Friday October 8, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00 - Can't Have Enough Rulers! Do you love rulers? Are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, Gail will focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt – like seams or corners – is a cinch with rulers. She'll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt. This class is for everyone! Domestic machine and longarm owners! Topics Include: • Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler • Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers • Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt • HQ VersaTool® : stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs • Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers Note: A Zoom link will be emailed to you 5 days prior to class.
Oct. 08 - Oct. 10 Milk & Honey Quilt Show
Middlebury, VT (Vermont), United States
Hosted By: The Quilters' Corner at Middlebury Sew-N-Vac
Location: Middlebury, Vermont
Phone: (802) 388-3559
Address: , Middlebury, VT (Vermont), United States
Description: Local Guild Quilt Show! Come and see how talented these Vermonters are! Check out a NEW machine while you're there!
Oct. 08 - Oct. 10 Handiquilter Education Event @ Sew Many Things Sewing Center
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (Michigan), United States
Hosted By: Sew Many Things Sewing Center
Location: Sew Many Things Sewing Center
Phone: (586) 790-5601
Address: , CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (Michigan), United States
Description: Day 1: 3 Hour Morning Class:      2-A Free-motion Quilting. You Can Do It!                  3 Hour Afternoon Class:   2-C Expand Your Design Portfolio Day 2: 3 Hour Morning Class:      3-B Can’t Have Enough Rulers!                  3 Hour Afternoon Class:   4-B It Ain’t All Cotton and Batting! (Other Ideas for Quilting on a Longarm)              Day 3: 3 Hour Morning Class:      5-A Introduction to Pro-Stitcher Part 1                3 Hour Afternoon Class :  5-A Introduction to Pro-Stitcher Part 2    To Register, click link:: https://www.sewmanythingssc.com/1-handiquilter-education-event-in-clinton-township-michigan.htm
Oct. 11 - Oct. 12 Handi-Quilter Educator Event
Boardman, OH (Ohio), United States
Hosted By: Bernina Store and Sew Much More, LLC
Location: Bernina Store and Sew Much More, LLC
Phone: (330) 726-9396
Address: , Boardman, OH (Ohio), United States
Description: Welcome to our event - we hope you'll join us for some hands-on demo and quilting fun! Please check our website for further details. https://www.berninastore.com
Oct. 15 - Oct. 15 Pro-Stitcher New Owner Basics
Fort Worth, TX (Texas), United States
Hosted By: Longarm Quilting Academy
Location: Longarm Quilting Academy
Phone: (817) 313-4959
Address: , Fort Worth, TX (Texas), United States
Description: Pro-Stitcher Premium Class is for new users or those who want to get a refresher! Learn the Workspace tabs, Toolbar, Status Panel, Creating a block, and Creating a block using the crop feature for around applique . We also go over two different methods for Edge to Edge quilting. Taught by Nanc
Oct. 15 - Oct. 16 We Love Quilting! With Micki Chappelear
Idaho Falls, ID (Idaho), United States
Hosted By: Gary's Sewing Center
Location: Gary's Sewing Center
Phone: (208) 522-1422
Address: , Idaho Falls, ID (Idaho), United States
Description: Handi Quilter National Educator MICKI CHAPPELEAR will be here Oct 15th & 16th, 2021 to explore the many facets of long arm quilting! From basic long arm quilting to computerized features, Micki, a natural cheerleader, will educate you on the latest techniques and turn your quilting into something spectacular! Classes Oct 15: Getting Started with Long Arm Quilting Can't Get Enough of Rulers & Templates Oct 16: Computerized Quilting with Handi Quilter's Pro Stitcher
Oct. 15 - Oct. 16 Hearts and Hands/ECA Quilters Guild Quilt Show “PATCHWORK AND POSIES”
Sanford, NC (North Carolina), United States
Hosted By: Whatever's Quilted
Location: Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center,
Phone: (888) 546-0665
Address: , Sanford, NC (North Carolina), United States
Description: Come to the Patchwork and Posies quilt show and try all the Handi Quilter longarm machines.
Oct. 22 - Oct. 23 In Store Handi Quilter Educator Event
Wichita, KS (Kansas), United States
Hosted By: A-1 Singer Sewing Center
Location: A-1 Singer Sewing Center
Phone: (316) 685-0226
Address: , Wichita, KS (Kansas), United States
Description: Friday 10/22 10:00 a.m.: Free Motion Quilting. You Can Do It. Friday 10/22 2:00 p.m.: Can't Have Enough Rulers Saturday 10/23 10:00 a.m.: Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher: Part I Saturday 1023 2:00 p.m.: Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher: Part II Call store for reservations 316-685-0226
Oct. 22 - Oct. 23 Let your Quilting Shine
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: 2 days packed with classes. Friday October 22 9:30AM-12:30PM Free Motion Tips & Tricks, 1:30PM-4:30PM Can't Have Enough Rulers, Saturday 9:30AM-12:30PM Feathers and Fills, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Practicing with ProStitcher. Classes are $40 each, enroll in 3 get $15 store credit, enroll in all for for $20 credit. Instructor: Amy Domke.
Oct. 25 - Oct. 26 HQ Introduction to Pro-Stitcher and Moving On with Pro-Stitcher Series - Virtual Class
Columbia, IL (Illinois), United States
Hosted By: Warm N Cozy Quilting
Location: Warm N Cozy Quilting
Phone: (618) 719-2565
Address: , Columbia, IL (Illinois), United States
Description: This is a virtual (Zoom based) event, so you get to participate from the comfort of your own home, wherever that may be. If you're new to Pro-Stitcher, or are just looking to freshen up your skill set, this class is ideal for you. 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. If you have any questions, please contact us!
Oct. 29 - Oct. 30 No UFO's Left Behind - HAAQG Quilt Show
Bloomington , IL (Illinois), United States
Hosted By: The Fabric Patch
Location: The Interstate Center
Phone: (212) 175-6111
Address: , Bloomington , IL (Illinois), United States
Description: Stop by The Fabric Patch booth to test drive a Handi Quilter longarm. Or pick up one of the many Handi Quilter gadgets that you can't live without. We look forward to seeing you.
Oct. 29 - Oct. 30 Treasures of Tomorrow Quilt Show
Marshfield, WI (Wisconsin), United States
Hosted By: Stitched With Obsession
Location: Marshfield Mall
Phone: (715) 224-3393
Address: , Marshfield, WI (Wisconsin), United States
Description: Come on out for a great quilt show and test drive a Handi Quilter machine. Its going to be a lot of fun with tons of quilts and lots to see. So stop in our booth and let Stitched With Obsession the premier Handi Quilter dealer of Wisconsin, help you out with fitting you into the perfect longarm for you and your budget. are you ready to bring out your creative side and finish those tops that need to be quilted.
Oct. 29 - Oct. 30 Handi Quilter Educational Event at The Quilt Peddler LLC
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 Quilt Peddler in Johnstown, PA for an in person Handi Quilter Educational Event. with educator, Karen Arnold. Friday, October 29 will be pro stitcher education and Saturday, October 30 will be general education on quilting and long arm machines. Two classes each day. Call the shop to for more information. Discounts if you sign up before October 1.
Nov. 2021
Nov. 04 - Nov. 04 HQ Getting Started with Longarm Quilting - Conroe
Conroe, TX (Texas), United States
Hosted By: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse
Location: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse
Phone: (281) 469-5377
Address: , Conroe, TX (Texas), United States
Description: Getting Started with Longarm Quilting - $35 Thursday, November 4, 2021 2PM-5PM Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup.  The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related –from pantographs to stencils –will all be answered in this great back to basics class.  Topics Include: • The basics of machine and frame maintenance, tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines • How to load a quilt onto a frame • Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils • Rulers, basic freemotion, and Handi Gadgets
Nov. 05 - Nov. 06 Havasu Stitchers Bridge of Friendship XIV Quilt Show 2021 “A River Runs Through It” November 5th and 6th
Lake Havasu City, AZ (Arizona), United States
Hosted By: Fabrics Unlimited
Location: Lake Havasu Aquatic Center
Phone: (928) 733-6331
Address: , Lake Havasu City, AZ (Arizona), United States
Description: Come to the 14th Bridge of Friendship Quilt Show sponsored by the Havasu Stitchers Quilt Guild. Beautiful quilts and boutique items along with plenty of shopping at vendor booths in this beautiful city located along the Colorado River. Fabrics Unlimited will have Handi Quilter Long Arm Machines available for you try out and help you select the right machine for you!
Nov. 06 - Nov. 06 HQ Pro-Stitcher Designer Introduction - Conroe
Conroe, TX (Texas), United States
Hosted By: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse
Location: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse
Phone: (281) 469-5377
Address: , Conroe, TX (Texas), United States
Description: Pro-Stitcher Designer Introduction - $45 Saturday, November 6, 2021 2PM-5PM Pro-Stitcher Designer™ is a full featured, vector-based drawing software gives you the ability to quickly design, edit, customize, export and import any quilting 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! Topics Include: • Overview of support resources available on-line • Overview of interface, basic functions and design catalog • Draw basic designs using the Draw Tool with a backdrop, add stitches, save and import your design to Pro-Stitcher • Create simple closed shapes using the Artwork Tools and use the interlocking view option
Nov. 06 - Nov. 06 Free-motion Quilting. You Can Do It!
SYRACUSE, NY (New York), United States
Hosted By: CalicoGals
Location: CalicoGals
Phone: (315) 445-0617
Address: , SYRACUSE, NY (New York), United States
Description: Ready to have some real fun? It's time to tackle free-motion quilting! It’s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level. Join Allison Spence virtually for an educational (and fun) class that will give you the basics you need to get going. Experienced quilters will learn lots, too! More information at calicogals.com
Nov. 07 - Nov. 07 Learn to use Magic Wands, Paths & Letters with Gail Berry-Graham
SYRACUSE, NY (New York), United States
Hosted By: CalicoGals
Location: CalicoGals
Phone: (315) 445-0617
Address: , SYRACUSE, NY (New York), United States
Description: Start the day with the Pro-Stitcher Designer™ into class and continue on with the many great features including the Repeat on Path tool. Designs using true type fonts will add the final custom element to any quilting project and create custom designs. In this class, start with the Magic Wand to take a backdrop image and convert it into a digital design. Next, create fun edge to edge designs and creative fills using the Repeat on Path tool. Designs using true type fonts will add the final custom element to any quilting project. Gail is knowledgeable and a great virtual teacher. Great value for both classes! Visit calicogals.com for more info. Pre-requisite: Pro-Stitcher Designer Introduction Part One.
Nov. 09 - Nov. 12 Cedar Lakes Retreat Ripley, WV
Ripley, WV (West Virginia), United States
Hosted By: WV Quilt
Location: Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Phone: (404) 302-5400
Address: , Ripley, WV (West Virginia), United States
Description: WV Quilt will be showcasing the Moxie with Lynn Dunlap and Jeremy Davis. Both excellent quilters to show how affordable and easy it is to own your own.
Nov. 10 - Nov. 12 2021 November Hands-on Van Event
Destin, FL (Florida), United States
Hosted By: Coastal Stitches
Location: Coastal Stitches
Phone: (850) 376-9405
Address: , Destin, FL (Florida), United States
Description: November 2021 Hands-on HQ Van Event in Destin with National Educator Waynna Kershner. Hotel (Wyndham), and the beach are only a few minutes away. Quilt shop has over 2,000 bolts of fabric, Notions, HQ Gadgets & Accessories galore. We're located in the Target shopping center - restaurants and grocery stores are a few steps away. Hands-on Event - lots of machines to play with!
Nov. 10 - Nov. 13 Handi Quilter Truck Event
Wichita, KS (Kansas), United States
Hosted By: Midwest Sewing Center
Location: Midwest Sewing Center
Phone: (316) 262-3438
Address: , Wichita, KS (Kansas), United States
Description: If you have ever thought about wanting to know more information about quilting machines, this class is just for you! The Handi Quilter truck is a mobile classroom, specially equipped with 12 HQ AmaraR longarm machines. The truck will be here at Midwest Sewing for 4 days to deliver the best in longarm quilting education. The education event will feature a variety of longarm basics, free-motion quilting, ruler work, and Pro-Stitcher TM classes taught by two HQ National Educators.
Nov. 11 - Nov. 13 Handi Quilter Hands On Van Event
Middlebury, IN (Indiana), United States
Hosted By: The Quilt Shop @ Essenhaus
Location: The Quilt Shop @ Essenhaus
Phone: (574) 822-1270
Address: , Middlebury, IN (Indiana), United States
Description: Handi Quilter Hands On Van Event November 11-13, 2021 with Martha Higdon, Handi Quilter National Educator. Day 1 (Thursday) all day class (2- 3 hour sessions) - Getting Started with Long arm quilting Day 2 (Friday) morning session - 3 hour session - Free motion quilting. You can do it! Day 2 afternoon session - 3 hour session - Can't have enough rulers! Day 3 (Saturday) morning session - Intro to Pro Stitcher part 1 Day 3 afternoon session - Intro to Pro Stitcher part 2 For more information including cost and class descriptions, go to: https://essenhausquiltshop.com/
Nov. 11 - Nov. 13 LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT !Machine Quilting ONE! TWO! THREE!
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: MACHINE QUILTING ONE! TWO! THREE! November 11-13, 2021 Megan Best, National Handi Quilter Educator LIVE VIRTUAL TRAINING ON ZOOM ONE !Thursday November 11, 2021 Join us to share in the excitement of improving your quilting, designing skills and learn some basic free motion quilting awesomeness! The first day of instruction is adaptable to domestic machine quilting! TWO! Friday November 12, 2021 This day of Quilting is for those of you who would like to “up your game” with rulers or explore stitching with a digital designs using a Pro Stitcher. THREE! Saturday November 13, 2021 Are you ready to take your Pro-Stitcher skills up a notch? Start the day with some more advanced features of Pro-Stitcher and then take a tour of the easy to use features of Pro-Stitcher Designer. This day will leave you ready to discover the hidden digital quilt designer in you. REGISTRATION FOR THE EVENT $ 99 per day, or $249 for the entire event. Bluebird Quilt Studio Handi Quilter Machine Owners will receive a discount on this pricing. Limited “Front Row Seats ” in our new Handi Quilter longarm studio are available for those who would like to demo machines with live in studio instructional support during the three days of the event with extended hands on practice sessions on our beautiful new Amara/Pro-Stitcher on and education studio at an additional charge. Call for availability of front row seat registration and pricing. Masks required in our studio at this time. Special pricing on all things Handi Quilter, including special event pricing on machines will be available to workshop attendees. DETAILS FOR THIS ONLINE VIRTUAL EVENT HERE.
Nov. 12 - Nov. 13 Colors In Motion Quilt Show
Dubuque, IA (Iowa), United States
Hosted By: Hermes Auto & Upholstery, Inc
Location: Dubuque Co Fairgrounds
Phone: (563) 652-2279
Address: , Dubuque, IA (Iowa), United States
Description: Handi Quilter Long Arm Machines on display to demo
Nov. 12 - Nov. 12 Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It! (Virtual / In-Shop)
Port Huron, MI (Michigan), United States
Hosted By: Sew You Quilt
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Phone: (810) 434-2425
Address: , Port Huron, MI (Michigan), United States
Description: For ANY Machine, domestic, stationary or moveable longarm! Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It’s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! Join us and National Handiquilter Educator Allison Spence to expand your Free Motion Quilting skills. By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level. Topics Include: • Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line • Scaling fills for backgrounds • Creating your own edge-to-edge designs • How to fill borders evenly • Micro quilting and using different feet Allison will be on Zoom, limit of 8 people in-store, others can join via Zoom! Call the store to save your spot! More classes on Saturday and the following weekend also - check them out!
Nov. 13 - Nov. 13 Custom Quilting - How to figure it all out!
Port Huron, MI (Michigan), United States
Hosted By: Sew You Quilt
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Phone: (810) 434-2425
Address: , Port Huron, MI (Michigan), United States
Description: For ANY Machine, domestic, stationary or moveable longarm! Join National Handiquilter Educator Allison Spence, in a step-by-step process to "Custom Quilt"! Learn how to put together a whole quilt design – including borders, backgrounds and blocks – using some simple tips and tricks. By picking an overall theme for your designs, we’ll adapt the designs to fit in your quilting style. Everything from basic designs to modern updates on classics will be featured in this class for all skill levels. Topics Include: • Put together a custom design plan for your quilt • Pick one motif and then find designs that complement it • How to quilt borders and blocks larger than the quilting frame • Auditioning designs using Preview Paper Allison will be on Zoom, limit of 8 people in-store, others can join via Zoom! Call the store to save your spot! More classes the following weekend also - check them out!
Nov. 15 - Nov. 16 HQ Pro-Stitcher Designer Series - Virtual Class
Columbia, IL (Illinois), United States
Hosted By: Warm N Cozy Quilting
Location: Warm N Cozy Quilting
Phone: (618) 719-2565
Address: , Columbia, IL (Illinois), United States
Description: Join us for a two-day virtual (Zoom based) event, as we about the power Pro-Stitcher Designer Software. Pro-Stitcher Designer is a full featured, vector-based drawing software gives you the ability to quickly design, edit, customize, export and import any quilting 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! Create designs using Carousel, Reflect, Echo Quilting and Rays! All these great designs start with simple designs created using the Artwork tools. Pro-Stitcher Designer has many great features that allow you to easily the Repeat on Path tool. Designs using true type fonts will add the final custom element to any quilting project and create custom designs. Start with the Magic Wand to take a backdrop image and convert it into a digital design. Next, create fun edge to edge designs and creative fills using the Repeat on Path tool. Designs using true type fonts will add the final custom element to any quilting project. We will 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. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Nov. 19 - Nov. 19 Free Motion - Fear No Feather!
Port Huron, MI (Michigan), United States
Hosted By: Sew You Quilt
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Phone: (810) 434-2425
Address: , Port Huron, MI (Michigan), United States
Description: Join us and National HandiQuilter Educator Debby Brown to master your Free-motion feathers! For ANY Machine, domestic, stationary or moveable longarm! You will conquer your feather fears in this class. We’ll start with easy ways to quilt beautiful feathers. Building off a basic spine, you’ll learn how to draw different tyes of feather plumes, their stitch paths, and how to make them fit into lots of different spaces. We’ll explore putting the perfect feather into a border and even quilting around the corner. Soon you’ll be quilting feather on all your quilts! Topics include: • Feather backbones and spines • Feather stitch paths and shapes, making them continuous • Fitting feathers into blocks and circles • How to put feathers in a border • Feathers as an overall quilt design Debby will be on Zoom, limit of 8 people in-store, others can join via Zoom! Call the store to save your spot! More classes on Saturday - check them out!
Nov. 20 - Nov. 20 What to Stitch & Where (Quilting Makes the Quilt)
Port Huron, MI (Michigan), United States
Hosted By: Sew You Quilt
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Phone: (810) 434-2425
Address: , Port Huron, MI (Michigan), United States
Description: Join National Educator Debby Brown, to figure out how to stitch out that quilt! For ANY Machine, domestic, stationary or moveable longarm! It’s not a quilt till it’s quilted, right ! Learn how to pull different elements from that design to build a cohesive plan for your quilting. We’ll add echoing, exciting backgrounds, and complementary designs to create a masterpiece. Starting with sketching out your ideas, we’ll move on to marking tools to get all your great ideas on your quilt, and then looking at how thread can really make designs pop. Topics Include: • Start with a stencil or other basic design, resize and make it fit • Draw out designs create a cohesive plan • Add a little extra to your quilting designs: echo, expand, repeat • Explore different grids for laying out your design • Fabric choices and how they can make your designs stand out Debby will be on Zoom, limit of 8 people in-store, others can join via Zoom! Call the store to save your spot! More classes on Nov 12, 13, and 19 - check them out!
Nov. 20 - Nov. 20 5-A Introduction to Pro-Stitcher Part 1 & 2 by Mary Yoder
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: Class 5-A-Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher 1 & 2 Part 1 Class Description: 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! Part 1 Topics Include: Overview of support resourcse 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 PS Designer Part 2-Let's Quilt-Offered only with Part 1 (This class moves beginners from overview to quilting applications). This class of quilting applications is an extension of Part 1 and addresses specific functions and basic techniques a quilter will use on a regular basis to finish quilts with the Pro-Stitcher. Tips and shortcuts for using features of the program are included.
Dec. 2021
Dec. 02 - Dec. 04 3-Day Handi Quilter Hands-On VAN Event
Clarksville, IN (Indiana), United States
Hosted By: Sewing & Vacuum Authority
Location: Sewing & Vacuum Authority
Phone: (812) 283-8424
Address: , Clarksville, IN (Indiana), United States
Description: This 3-day event hosted by Handi Quilter and Sewing & Vacuum Authority runs from December 2nd – December 4th! Day 1: All Day Class – Getting Started with Longarm Quilting Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related – from pantographs to stencils – will all be answered in this great back to basics class. Topics Include: • The basics of machine and frame maintenance • Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines • How to load a quilt onto a frame • Quilting pantographs, groovy boards, and stencils • Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets Day 2: 3 Hour Morning Class – Free-Motion Quilting, You Can Do It! Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It’s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level. Topics Include: • Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line • Scaling fills for backgrounds • Creating your own edge-to-edge designs • How to fill borders evenly • Micro quilting and using different feet Day 2: 3 Hour Afternoon Class – Can’t Have Enough Rulers! Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we’ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt – like seams or corners – is a cinch with rulers. We’ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt. Topics Include: • Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler • Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers • Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt • HQ VersaTool®: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs • Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers Day 3: 3 Hour Morning Class – Intro to Pro-Stitcher – Part 1 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 PS Designer ™ Day 3: 3 Hour Afternoon Class – Intro to Pro-Stitcher – Part 2  Let’s Quilt! Offered only with Part 1. This class moves beginners from overview to quilting applications. This class of quilting applications is an extension of Part 1 and addresses specific functions and basic techniques a quilter will use on a regular basis to finish quilts with the Pro-Stitcher. Tips and shortcuts for using features of the program are included. Topics Include: • What’s the difference between Reposition, Nudge, and Drag and Drop • The many ways to describe an Area on your quilt • Using Skew vs Border Skew & Triangle Skew • Set up, crop, wrap and advance edge to edge designs • Quilt straight lines the easy way with Move or Channel Locks The 3-day event will be taught by Martha Higdon.
Dec. 03 - Dec. 04 Get Your Hands on a Handi Quilter
New Braunfels, TX (Texas), United States
Hosted By: The Quilt Haus/Way to Sew
Location: The Quilt Haus/Way to Sew
Phone: (830) 708-3280
Address: , New Braunfels, TX (Texas), United States
Description: Four great classes for owners, renters, and anyone curious about longarm quilting, with special guest Educator Mary Yoder. Visit www.quilthaus.com and check our class calendar for all the details!
Dec. 06 - Dec. 13 Pro-Stitcher Boot Camp
New Braunfels, TX (Texas), United States
Hosted By: The Quilt Haus/Way to Sew
Location: The Quilt Haus/Way to Sew
Phone: (830) 708-3280
Address: , New Braunfels, TX (Texas), United States
Description: Learn how to use Handi Quilter's computerized quilting program, the Pro-Stitcher, with highly popular Educator Susan Manry. For owners, renters interested in renting the Pro-Stitcher system in our shop, and anyone considering adding the Pro-Stitcher or brand new Pro-Stitcher Lite (for the Moxie and the Simply Sixteen) to a HandiQuilter system! Virtual classes - attend from home or in our classroom.
Dec. 07 - Dec. 07 Confident Quilting with Rulers
Fort Worth, TX (Texas), United States
Hosted By: Longarm Quilting Academy
Location: Longarm Quilting Academy
Phone: (817) 313-4959
Address: , Fort Worth, TX (Texas), United States
Description: This class will provide the guidance needed to complete a beautiful work of art using Handi Quilter Rulers. Many tips and tricks will be given to make for a wonderful experience with rulers. So many quilters are afraid to work with rulers and this class will help give you the confidence needed to take on this great challenge! This class is good for all levels of quilters.