Hands-on Quilting Event Overview
Nothing is better than hands-on learning. This is a great opportunity for you to get top-notch training close to home. Handi Quilter is bringing a truck full of longarm machines to give you the best experience. Regardless of your experience or type of machine that you own, you will gain a lot from this event. Don’t own a long arm machine? This is the best opportunity to try before you buy.
July 18th - 20th, 2019 from 10am - 5pm
Location: Moore’s of Brea
Cost: $99-$149 per day or all 3 days for $299
All supplies, use of machines, lunch and chocolate included!
July 17th, 2019 FREE Meet and Greet - 6-8pm
Thursday, July 18th - Class Fee: $99
STAND-UP 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 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. Longarm and frame systems come in various sizes and features for every budget. See how user-friendly new generation long arm machines have become and take your quilting to a whole new level of enjoyment. This class is perfect for all experience levels or if you want to discover if long arm quilting is for you.
Topics covered will 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, Micro Handles, and basic free motion.
Friday, July 19th - Class Fee (All Day): $149
FAST, FUN, AND FABULOUS FREE-MOTION QUILTING
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 covered will 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 and more!
CREATIVE TEXTURES AND FILLS
Meandering is the easiest and most common filler for background space – but there are countless other 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 covered will include: Select appropriate fills to complement design style; Create special effects with different fillers; Scale the fill design size appropriately; Evenly place and space fills; Effective use of Micro Handles and more!
Saturday, July 20th - Class Fee (All Day): $149
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 Sure Foot, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.
Topics covered will include: How to handle rulers safely and understand and use ruler markings for precision and accuracy. Learn to use piecing lines and marking tools to build ruler design confidence. Learn Versa tool quilting, stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, arcs and many others.
YOU CAN DO THAT ON A LONGARM, TOO?
A longarm isn’t just for quilting tops! Come see how techniques usually done with a sewing machine can be accomplished with a longarm machine. You’ll leave with brilliant shortcuts and ideas for quick and easy projects, and a whole new perspective on what’s possible with a longarm!
Topics covered will include: “Slap-li-que” and strip-piecing-as-you-quilt,couching and embellishment, creating faux chenille, applying binding with the longarm, parade of projects.
Join us for a FREE meet & greet Wed. July 17th, from 6 - 8 pm
Handi Quilter's National Educator Gina Siembieda
Gina started sewing at age 12 when her Grandmother gave her a sewing machine. It was love at first stitch and she has been sewing ever since. Her love of quilting was born in 1985 when she bought her first hand-quilted Amish quilt in Lancaster PA. Soon after, she joined a quilt guild, learned to quilt and began teaching others!Having purchased her first longarm quilting machine in 2003, Gina has years of experience on a variety of different brands and sizes of machines. She has over twenty million stitches to show for it! Gina has had quilts entered at Road to California, has received blue ribbons at county fairs and has been honored to be the featured quilter for one of her guild’s shows. She most enjoys making quilts of comfort for charities and gifts for family and friends.