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