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.
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.
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.
Be sure to put “North Salt Lake” for the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may cancel your registration for a full refund up to 30 days before the retreat. Cancellations within 30 days before the retreat are not eligible for a refund, but may be transferred to a different date. When you register for a retreat, you agree to these terms.
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.