About the Hands-on Quilting Event 

Nothing is better than learning hands-on. This is a great opportunity for you to get top-notch training right here in Orange County. Handi Quilter is bringing a truck full of longarm machines to give you the best experience.

We are excited to have Susan Jungerheld join us!

July 20th - 23rd, 2017 from 10am - 5pm

About the Class

Thursday, July 20th - Morning

Stepping Stones to Quilting Your First Quilt

This class if 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.


Thursday, July 20th - Afternoon

Free Motion Quilting Fun

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 without being a natural artist.


Friday, July 21st - Morning

Backgrounds, Borders, and Blocks

Blocks, backgrounds, sashing, and borders - these are the basic components of every piecing quilt op, and there are tricks to quilting them differently while creating a cohesive overall look. Learn how to select and adapt designs to complement each area, and how to accomplish the quilting efficiently and easily. Tried and true filler and "go to" designs will be featured.


Friday, July 21st - Afternoon 

You can Do That on a Handi Quilter?!

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” · Couching and embellishment · Creating chenille · Strip piecing quilting as you go · Applying binding with the longarm & more! 


 Saturday, July 22nd - Morning

All About Feathers

Feather designs always add a touch of class to any quilt, evoking a positive response from any viewer. Learn to draw and stitch these beautiful elements in many different styles, from traditional to contemporary. Then learn how to fit them in specific geometric spaces, how to turn corners, make feather wreaths, and how to echo and add fills. It’s easier than you think!

Topics covered will include: How to draw fluid feathers ·Adding echo and fills · Fitting feathers within a geometric space · Feather wreaths · Turning corners with feathers & more!


 Saturday, July 22nd - Afternoon

Start Simple, Expand To Amazing!

 Begin with a basic design from a stencil, a ruler or template, an applique, a design in a piece of fabric, or even a shape you draw yourself – then transform and expand that design from basic to spectacular. Add extended and secondary designs, repeats, fills and special effects. Learn marking techniques and tools for applying designs to quilt tops.

Topics covered will include: Using stencils and templates to begin a design · Expanding block designs into sashing and borders · Repeating designs for special effects · Fillers and embellishments to enhance a design · Making your own stencils & more!


Sunday, July 23rd - Morning

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 covered will include: Handling rulers safely · Accomplishing precision and accuracy · Straight line quilting and stitch in the ditch · Right angles and cross hatching · Overview of all shapes of Handi Quilter rulers & more!


Sunday, July 23rd - Afternoon

Custom Waves, Curves, and Circles

The focus of this class on circle templates and curved rulers will present a new world of design options. Learn how to read and use the markings on the templates, and the tricks for making half circles, flattened circles, and perfectly curved lines. Create beautiful quilting designs using swags, clam shells, ovals, arcs and half circles.

Topics covered will include: Mini-circles, half circles, and full circles · Using wave and clamshell rulers and fillers · Measuring and fitting designs within a border · Curved cross hatching · Alternate methods with the HQ Pro-Stitcher and groovy boards & more!



 Join us for a FREE meet & greet Wed. July 19th, from 6 - 8 pm

Handi Quilter's National Educator Susan Jungerheld

Susan Jungerheld has owned a longarm quilting business and a Handi Quilter machine since 2008. She loves free-motion and ruler-assisted quilting using her HQ24 Fusion, and proudly quilts for local quilt shops, her customers, and charities. Susan began teaching both piecing and quilting in local quilt shops, and now is thrilled to share her knowledge and experience with quilters everywhere as a Handi Quilter National Educator. Susan is an award-winning quilter, with several quilts featured in Quilt Trends magazine.
Before working professionally in the quilting industry, Susan worked in counseling, education, customer service, and received her bachelor's degree in Psychology. Originally from Pennsylvania, Susan has also lived in several other states, Germany, and Ireland. She and her husband reside in New York state and have two college-age children.



Thursday, July 20th - Sunday, July 23rd - Moore's Sewing & Vacuum Of Mission Viejo

10 AM to 5 PM 


Available at Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo

25390 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Phone: 949-580-2520


Mission Viejo Accommodations

The Hills Hotel 

25205 La Paz Rd
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Near Mission Viejo | (949) 586-5000
Website: www.thelagunahillshotel.com

Fairfield Inn Mission Viejo

26328 Oso Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 
(949) 582-7100 
Website: www.marriot.com