One of the perks of being a Handi Quilter Dealer is that we get to bring in their educators since I am self taught. (here's a secret........I don't follow rules so I can teach you the basics but I do things my way).
An even bigger perk is that one of the Handi Quilter educators is a HOMETOWN girl! So come spend your Mother's Day weekend with us and Debby Brown. Everything you will learn in these two days can be even be used on your domestic machines. There is NO reason not to attend!
Join us as
Debbie Brown of Handi Quilter
Returns to Quilters Depot!
Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7th, 2016
Classes and Times: $40/class. Register/Pay for all 4 and get a free gift on the day of the event!
Friday, 5/6/16 1 to 4pm. Sit Down Quilting Boot Camp Basics
Do you quilt on a sewing machine, but long for more space? Do you have limited space for a quilting machine, and prefer to sit down to quilt? Come see how the HQ Sweet Sixteen will solve those problems and help you finish quilts of any size! The machine features make free-motion quilting a breeze, and additional creative feet and gadgets take you far beyond meandering and stitch-in-the-ditch. Topics include: • Built-in machine features • Stitch Regulation with Tru-Stitch • Pattern application and Golden Threads paper • Basting layers and manipulating the quilt • Creative machine feet, rulers and gadgets
Friday, 5/6/16 5 to 8pm. Machine Quilting Problem Solving
Every quilter runs into common problems such as how to deal with fullness, how to create a square quilt, and how to handle crooked seams. Now you can learn the same tips and tricks professionals use to solve these problems in order to finish quilts that look spectacular. Shortcuts, specialty tools, organizational tricks – you’re sure to have some aha moments in this class. Topics include: • Creating a square quilt • Batting guidelines • Dealing with fullness • Turning a quilt • Binding on the frame
Saturday, 5/7/16 9am to noon. Free Motion Quilting Fun
Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free-motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free-motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs without being a natural artist. Topics include: • Applying designs to fill space evenly • Variety of easy fillers • Dot-to-dot quilting • Various methods for connecting design elements • Using micro handles for free-motion control
Saturday, 5/7 1pm to 4pm. Backgrounds, Borders and Blocks
Blocks, backgrounds, sashings and borders – these are the basic components of every pieced quilt top, and there are tricks to quilting them differently while creating a cohesive overall look. Learn how to select and adapt designs to complement each area, and how to accomplish the quilting efficiently and easily. Tried-andtrue fillers and go-to designs will be featured. Topics include: • Continuous line designs for sashing and borders • Different ways to quilt the same block • Turning a quilt • Using rulers and templates • Extending designs into borders
Event Educator : Debbie Brown
Debby Brown has been a Handi Quilter educator since 2005 and has inspired quilters all around the globe. In addition to teaching at retail shop events and guilds, Debby teaches at major quilt shows nationally and internationally, including International Quilt Festival (Houston), Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC), International Quilt Show Dubai, and American Quilters Society (Lancaster, DesMoines). She recently filmed a series of DVDs about sit-down machine quilting featuring the HQ Sweet Sixteen®.Since Debby began quilting in 1986, she has completed several thousand quilts for herself and others. When not busy teaching, she is constantly creating in her studio in upstate New York. She and her husband were just promoted to “grandma and grandpa” and are very enthusiastic about their new roles! Debby writes a popular quilting blog, Quilty Pleasures (higheredhands.blogspot.com). She regularly uploads quilting videos to YouTube (debbybrownquilts). Her teaching calendar, books, and more information are listed on her website debbybrownquilts.com)