Handi Quilter Truck Event ~ Hands-On Longarm Quilting - 2 Full Days of Free Motion ~ 1 Day of Pro-Stitcher Premium

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 2 Full Days of Hands-On Quilting

Wed. & Thurs., Feb. 10 & 11

1 Day of Pro-Stitcher Premium

Fri., Feb. 12

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Getting Started with Longarm Quilting!

Wed., Feb. 10
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related from pantographs to stencils will all be answered in this great back to basics class.

Topics IncludeThe basics of machine and frame maintenanceTensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machinesHow to load a quilt onto a frameQuilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencilsRulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets

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DAY #2 Morning

Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It!

Thurs., Feb. 11 ~ 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It’s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level.

Topics Include Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous lineScaling fills for backgroundsCreating your own edge-to-edge designsHow to fill borders evenlyMicro quilting and using different feet

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DAY #2 Afternoon

Can't Have Enough Rulers
Thurs., Feb. 11 ~ 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we’ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt like seams or corners is a cinch with rulers. We’ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt.

Topics Include Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulersUsing a ruler for a design base on an entire quiltHQ VersaTool®: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcsQuilting around applique or embroidery with rulers

 

A FULL DAY OF PRO-STITCHER PREMIUM

Fri., Nov. 12

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Part 1: Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher. New owners start here!

Topics Include Overview of support resources available on-lineOverview of menu and basic functions and design catalogPlace a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm and AlignDemonstration of the Pro-Stitcher SimulatorOverview of PS Designer

 

Part 2: Let’s Quilt! This class of quilting applications is an extension of Part 1 and addresses specific functions and basic techniques a quilter will use on a regular basis to finish quilts with the Pro-Stitcher. Tips and shortcuts for using features of the program are included.

Topics Include What’s the difference between Reposition, Nudge, and Drag and DropThe many ways to describe an Area on your quiltUsing Skew vs Border Skew & Triangle SkewSet up, crop, wrap and advance edge to edge designsQuilt straight lines the easy way with Move or Channel Locks

Lunch & snacks both days.

Due to Covid-19 & Handi Quilter requirements you will be required to wear a mask throughout the event and have your temp taken each morning.