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Handi Quilter understands what quilters need, a reliable, low-maintenance quilting machine that not only makes it easy for you to finish more quilts, but also looks great in your studio. Whether you quilt for fun, charity, or for profit, Handi Quilter’s innovative technology and quality engineering provide the functionality that quilters demand along with the smoothest stitch in the industry.

 


Hand Quilter National Educator Event

May 4, 5 & 6  (2 sessions per day)

Friday May 4, 9:30am

FAST, FUN, AND FABULOUS FREE MOTION QUILTING  $50

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 to create stunning designs. 

TOPICS INCLUDE: 

• How to develop an inventory of free motion designs
• Proper scaling and spacing of design elements
• Edge to edge free motion quilting
• Adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs • Using Micro Handles for free-motion control 

 

Friday May 4 1:30PM

3-D NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK   $50

Handi Quilter continually adds new rulers to the line-up and you will welcome them with open arms. Come learn about their features, how to use them and what you can accomplish with this cadre of handy new rulers. Sized to fit your hand and designed to make ruler work easier, you’ll be reaching for these rulers again and again! 

TOPICS INCLUDE: 

• Customize your quilt with crosshatching and straight-line quilting from every angle. • Develop an inventory of arc designs you’ll love.
• Perfect pebbles are now in reach.
• Reshape the clamshell for an updated modern look. 

• Learn about how stitch-in-the-ditch quilting can be both fun and easy to do! 

Saturday May 5, 9:30am

4-C BEYOND TRADITIONAL FEATHERS $50

Beautiful feathers are a mainstay of free-motion quilters everywhere, but sometimes you find yourself ready for something a little different. In this class, you will learn how to build feathering skills to include new shapes and styles of feathers. Then, you’ll learn to easily customize them to your quilting projects, both as all over designs and in designated spaces. 

TOPICS INCLUDE: 

• Two different styles of feathers
• Embellished feathers and spines
• Leaves, curls, and other vine designs
• Creating all over patterns with feathers
• Customizing unconventional feathers to spaces 

 

Saturday May 5, 1:30pm

5-A INTRODUCTION TO THE HQ PRO-STITCHER   $50

Part 1 - Overview 
This class is designed to entice new buyers and set the stage for new owners. 

HQ 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 considering a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with an HQ Pro-Stitcher. New owners – start here! 

TOPICS INCLUDE: 

• Overview of support resources available on-line
• Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog
• Fit a design to a block using Skew and Resize, XForm and Align • Demonstration of the HQ Pro-Stitcher Simulator
• Overview of Art & Stitch 

 
 

Sunday May 6 9:30am

5-B PROGRESSIVE QUILTING WITH THE HQ PRO-STITCHER  $100
All Day Only - Two 3-hour sessions, designed to follow 5-A Parts 1 & 2 

After you’ve mastered dropping block designs and quilting edge to edge with the HQ Pro-Stitcher, you’re now ready to expand and strengthen your skills. This class focuses on in-depth aspects of specific functions of the HQ Pro-Stitcher. Learn how to create continuous border and corner designs; easily digitize your own designs using the features under the Record menu; and quilt on-point designs and areas larger than the throat-space of your machine. 

TOPICS INCLUDE: 

• Working with border and corner units
• Managing “wonky” borders and blocks
• Quilting areas larger than the throat-space of your machine • Quilting on point designs, sashings and triangles
• Recording your own designs with HQ Pro-Stitcher 

 

 


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