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Handi Quilter Spring Fling

Longarm Machine Quilting Basics
Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just want a review of longarm quilting basics? This class removes the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, and vital facts about thread, needles and tension. Handi Quilter longarm machine and frame systems come in various sizes for every budget, and are user-friendly because they are designed by a quilter, for quilters – just like you! Objective: Learn skills that will help you manages your long-arm machine with confidence Topics Include: • Basic machine and frame elements and features • Bobbins, tension, needles and thread • How to load a quilt onto a frame • Quilting with Groovy Boards and pantographs • Rulers, Adjustable and Micro Handles, and basic free-motion

Fast, Fun, and Fabulous Free-Motion Quilting 
Class Description: 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. Objective: Learn to create free motion designs that can be used to finish any quilt. 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 and adjustable handlebars for free-motion control

Pro-Stitcher Premium™ Basics Hands on – 3-hr class only
Class Description: 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! Objective: Students will set up a design in an area and quilt it and set up an edge to edge design and learn the basics of advancing and repositioning designs Topics include: • Basic overview of how to use Pro-Stitcher • Create an area and place a block using Skew, Resize, Xform or Align • Use the modify tools to make a design fit in any space • Demo how to set up an e2e design • Basic repositioning and advancing an e2e design

A Foot Ahead
Class Description: Handi Quilter’s full lineup of feet give you a lot options for quilting projects. This fun workshop lets you see different ways to incorporate techniques with the all the different feet. Objective: Learn how to incorporate the use of Handi Feet into your quilting projects. • The many feet available • Different applications for the feet • Changing the feet 9 • Couching • Attaching binding while on the frame

Beyond Basic Background Fills
Class Description: Interested in building a library of designs you can use with confidence? In this workshop, you’ll identify shapes you already love to quilt, learn how to create pathways to connect designs, and explore using different threads to really make your background fill quilting pop. Objective: Develop a library of designs that you can quilt with confidence using free motion on your longarm. • Identify the shapes that you are naturally good at • Use these shapes to create new pathways • Audition designs for each quilt • The impact thread can have on quilting • Finding the size and shape that best enhance the feature you want to highlight

Not Your Average Orange Peel
Class Description: Let’s take a classic design – the orange peel – and spice it up in this fun workshop. You’ll learn how to add creative designs to jazz up this basic quilting design. Objective: Teach the stitching path for the “continuous curve” design that students can then “upskill” the design by jazzing up the centers with additional designs without breaking the thread. See other shapes that create a fun design with the same pathway. • The basic stitch path of the continuous curve • Deciding where a continuous line design would fit well • How to stitch out the design using free motion or rulers • How to add interest to the centers with basic center designs while not breaking the thread • How to use other shapes in the same stitch path to change the design

Gridwork Not Guesswork
Class Description: Laying out designs using gridwork creates even spacing and uniformity in quilting. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make your own stencils, explore designs that work well within grids, and tips and tricks for marking grids on your next quilting project. Objective: Quilting with a grid results in even spacing and uniformity with your quilting. • Making your own grid stencil • Applying grids successfully in different size spaces • Designs conducive for gridwork • Gridwork for E2E designs • Marking and removing grids

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time learning longarm quilting. If you would like to rent one of the longarm machines at the shop this class is necessary.
Materials Included: We will have the longarm machines set up and ready to play with.
Instructor: Judy Hays
Instructor Bio: Judy Hays Judy learned to knit, crochet, and hand embroider at a very young age, and began garment sewing later in high school. Her love of quilting began with a bicentennial quilt kit from a magazine and has flourished ever since. She loves to piece quilts using various methods and techniques, and is especially fond of traditional patterns and machine embroidered blocks. Working at her local quilt store since 2008, she fell in love with Handi Quilter longarm machines and all they can do to help her finish quilts faster. Since her previous career was in computer networking, Judy was especially drawn to the Pro-Stitcher? and its endless design possibilities. She quilts with a HQ Infinity? with Pro-Stitcher, and loves to design quilting patterns using the Pro-Stitcher simulator. Helping new quilters gain confidence in their quilting skills and finding their own passion is extremely rewarding for Judy. Judy lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband, Bill, who ?aids and abets? her quilting passion. She and Bill have two married sons, two grandsons and one granddaughter.
4 days of hands on training - includes lunches for each day

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Canyonland Quilts
  • 435-355-0358
  • 435-668-7454
  • 11850 South Highway 191 #B7
    Moab, Utah 84532
  • MON-SAT: 10 - 7 | SUN: Closed