Hands on Quilting Event
$99 per Day
All 4 Days for $349
All supplies, use of machines, lunch, and chocolate included!
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
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
Thursday, July 20th - Sunday, July 23rd - Moore's Sewing & Vacuum Of Mission Viejo
10 AM to 5 PM