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Thanks and happy quilting!

Jenn



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Handi Quilter Educator Bio!

National Educator
www.HandiQuilter.com



Susan Jungerheld has been a professional machine quilter since purchasing her first
longarm machine, an HQ Sixteen®, in 2008. When Handi Quilter introduced the
HQ Fusion®, Susan knew it was the machine for her. Since then, she has added the
Pro-Stitcher® and purchased an HQ Sweet Sixteen®. She loves free motion and ruler
assisted quilting on both stand up and sit down machines, and enjoys combining
freehand and computerized quilting.
Susan has been sewing her whole life and began teaching sewing, piecing and
quilting in local quilt shops. She is thrilled to share her knowledge and experience
with quilters everywhere as a Handi Quilter Educator. Since 2013, she has taught
in many Handi Quilter retail shops in the United States, Germany, South Africa, and
Dubai, UAE. Susan has also been a classroom educator with the Original Sewing &
Quilt Expo.
An award winning quilter, Susan has experience quilting for local quilt shops,
customers, and charities. Her quilting has been featured in McCall’s Heritage Quilts
Made Modern and Quilt Trends magazines.
Before working professionally in the quilting industry, Susan received her bachelor’s
degree in psychology and worked in counseling, education and customer service.
Originally from Pennsylvania, she has lived in several other states, Germany,
and Ireland. She and her husband reside in New York state and have young
adult children.
Susan Jungerheld

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Handi Quilter Educator Events @Quilters Depot! The classes!

Handi Quilter Education Event!
Get what you really want for Christmas!
2 day event!
Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
The New Amara will be demonstrated!

Friday, December 1st:

11am to 2pm: Stepping Stones—This class is for everyone – whether you’ve never quilted and want to learn, or if you already quilt.  This overview covers the step-by-step process, from selecting a quilting design to the first quilting stitches.  You will learn how to resize and apply designs, choose batting and backings, baste quilt tops, and all about threads, needles and tension.  You will be on your way to finishing your quilts!
Topics Include: *Selecting, resizing auditioning and applying quilt designs   *Preparing the quilt top and backing *Batting selection and basting *Threads, needles and tension *Stitch in the ditch and meander quilting

3pm to 6pm: Long Arm Quilting Boot Camp.  Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it?  Or do you just need a review of longarm basics?  This class takes the mystery out of longarm quilting by acquainting you with the basic terms, machine features, how to load a quilt, and what you need to know about thread, needles and tension.  Handi Quilter longarm systems are user-friendly, come in various sizes for every budget, and are designed by a quilter, for quilters – just like you! 

Topics Include: *Definition of longarm quilting terms *Basic machine features *Bobbins, tension, needles and thread  *Loading quilts *Groovy boards and pantographs

Saturday, December 2nd:

9am to noon: Ruler Mania  If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates!  These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings.  The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.

Topics include: *Handling rulers safely  *Accomplishing precision and accuracy *Straight line quilting and stitch in the ditch *Right angles and crosshatching *Overview of all shapes of Handi Quilter rulers

1pm to 4pm  Creative Textures and Fills

Meandering is the easiest and most common filler for background space – but there are limitless creative design elements to use instead.   Come expand your design portfolio by learning the stitch path of a wide variety of creative filler designs. Learn which designs lend themselves best to micro-quilting, and how to use micro-handles for best results.

Topics include: *Selecting appropriate fills to compliment design style *Creating special effects with different fillers *Scaling the fill design size appropriately *Evenly placing and spacing fills *Effectively using HQ Micro Handles



Sunday, November 12, 2017

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot

Hi all

My crafting career started when I was very very young doing crochet.  I continued to crochet through the years probably until end of college.  I could do anything.  I made barbie dresses.  I could do popcorn vases.  I still have some of the vest/sweaters I made.  However, I had not picked up a crochet hook in years except to grab my drop stitches when knitting.

That changed this week.  I had to make this cat butt coaster!  Several more of these will be made before Christmas I'm guessin.  It took less than 2 hours!  You can totally customize so it looks like your cat.  This one below is Dodger my neighbors cat.  I'm going to try to do one of Onyx that has his white neck!



I also long armed two quilts.  The new Amara has come in and Dad will be putting together in time for our Handi Classes.  See another blog this week!  I also have started the machine Embroidery project for the month!  How many can I get done in time for Christmas.  Why do i wait so long to start on gifts.  (sigh)

Have a great week everyone!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn


Monday, November 6, 2017

What's New @Quilters Depot!

This panel goes with the bolts below!

 Layer cakes

 Batik!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, November 5, 2017

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot

I finished two things this week!

One with the help of Cynthia.   I had to get this project done.  I did the embroidery.  She did the sewing.

You can also make this.  It's going to be a BOM starting in January.  check out the newsletter that comes out on the 15th! And no it won't take you a whole year.  You'll be doing three months at a time!


I also finished a hat I was knitting for a Christmas gift!


So I actually did stuff this week!  Now let's see if I can do the gifts i decided at the last moment to do. Yes to me when all parties are like 10 days earlier than Christmas I need to move my butt!


remember the one with the most stash wins!
Jenn