Longarm
Basics Retreat

Get to know your Handi Quilter longarm machine. We will cover the fundamental basics of: cleaning, maintaining, threading, tensioning, loading, and basting your quilt. Next, we’ll have some fun learning basic free-motion quilting designs and then move on to using rulers/templates.

This retreat is taught on HQ Amaras (One person to a machine).  However, the techniques are applicable to all HQ longarm machines.

  • All kits, fabric, thread and supplies will be provided for the retreat.
  • Classes begin at 9:00 am each day. Wednesday and Thursday we will end at 5:00 pm. Friday will end at 1:00 pm.
  • An outgoing flight after 3:00 pm gives you time to make your flight.
  • Cost is $895 per person.
  • 3 lunches, 2 dinners and an educator trunk show.

Pro-Stitcher
Basics Retreat

Join us for a great overview of Pro-Stitcher Premium, including how to start, open and save designs, and navigate menus. You’ll explore areas and how to fit designs using skew and align as well as how to repeat, resize, and rotate. We’ll finish off with the ins and outs of edge to edge designs.

After this introduction, you will have the confidence to move forward with your Pro-Stitcher quilting journey.

  • All kits, fabric, thread and supplies will be provided for the retreat.
  • Taught hands-on on the latest version of Pro-Stitcher Premium on the HQ Amara. One person per machine.
  • Classes begin at 9:00 am each day. Monday and Tuesday we will end at 5:00 pm. Wednesday will end at 1:00 pm.
  • An outgoing flight after 3:00 pm gives you time to make your flight.
  • Cost is $895 per person.
  • 3 lunches, 2 dinners and an educator trunk show.

PS Designer
Basics Retreat

Learn the basics of PS Designer. We’ll start with an overview of the software then learn how to navigate within Designer. We’ll construct a sampler by creating and edit designs utilizing many of the available tools. Learn how to audition designs using backdrops photos. If you are interested in learning the basic tools and functions of Designer, this is the place to start.

  • You must bring your computer with the latest version of PS Designer installed.
  • Be sure to bring a mouse, keyboard (if possible), and a charger.
  • Classes begin at 9:00 am and go until 5:00 pm on Thursday and 4:00 pm on Friday.
  • An outgoing flight after 6:00 pm gives you time to make your flight.
  • Cost is $695 per person
  • 2 lunches and 1 dinner.

Travel

Plan your travel to arrive at the Salt Lake City, Utah the night before the retreat begins.
If you are flying, use the Salt Lake International Airport (SLC)
You will need to coordinate your transportation to the hotel. Some options include:
If you are driving directly to Handi Quilter, use the following address:
Handi Quilter
501 N 400 W
North Salt Lake, UT 84054

Be sure to put “North Salt Lake” for the city.

Host Hotel

Best Western Plus CottonTree Inn
1030 North 400 East,
North Salt Lake, UT 84054

Please make your hotel reservations at the Best Western Plus CottonTree Inn at 801-292-7666 and mention that you are with Handi Quilter to get our negotiated room rate.

Ground Transportation

For those who are staying at the host hotel and request the shuttle, Handi Quilter will provide transportation to/from the hotel and Handi Quilter. The shuttle will leave the hotel at 8:45 am each day. Be in the hotel lobby ready to leave by 8:40 am. If driving, plan to arrive at Handi Quilter at 8:55 am each morning.

Meals

Lunches will be catered at Handi Quilter daily.
Dinner is provided the first two nights for 3 day retreats and the first night for two day retreats.
There are also many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. 

Items to Bring

Jacket/sweater as the temperature fluctuates.
Comfortable shoes (you will be doing a lot of standing and quilting)
For PS Designer only: Laptop with PS Designer.

If you have any questions, please email us at HQEvents@handiquilter.com

We look forward to having you here in our Handi Quilter Education Studio in Utah.

Longarm Basics Retreats

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February 9th-11th, 2022
March 16th- 18th, 2022
September 28th- 30th, 2022

Pro-Stitcher Basics Retreat

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February 14th-16th, 2022
March 21st-23rd, 2022
October 3rd-5th, 2022

PS Designer Basics Retreat

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October 6th-7th, 2022