Longarm Quilting Seminar Overview

This is a great opportunity for you to get top-notch training close to home. Handi Quilter, the leader in Longarm quilting will be conducting a lecture/demo training event at Moore’s Temecula. 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.

February 8th - 9th, 2019 from 10am - 5pm

Location: Moore’s Temecula

Cost: $39-$59 per day or both days for $99

All supplies, use of machines, lunch and chocolate included!


Class Info

Friday, February 8th - Class Fee: $59 (lunch included)


This informative full-day class will take the mystery out of longarm quilting. A great class to try-before-you-buy or just to brush up on your skills. Learn machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, plus 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! Gina will answer questions and guide you through the many benefits of a longarm machine.

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 
  • How to perform simple machine maintenance 
  • Basic free motion quilting

Open to all regardless of skill level or machine that you own. 


Saturday, February 9th - Class Fee: $59 for both classes

RULER BASICS (Half-day class: 10am - 1pm) - $39 by itself

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: 

  • Handle rulers safely 
  •  Understand and use ruler markings for precision and accuracy 
  • Use piecing lines and marking tools to build ruler design confidence 
  • Introduction to all the rulers that Handi Quilter has to offer 
  • VersaTool quilting: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells and arcs

Open to all regardless of skill level or machine that you own. 

FANCY FOOTWORK AND TAKING QUILTING BEYOND THE BASICS (Half-day class: 2pm - 5pm) - $39 by itself

Handi Quilter has created new quick-change machine feet to take your quilting to the next level. Add surface embellishments easily with the Couching Foot and use the Echo Feet to create impressive echo quilting in a variety of widths and designs. The Glide Foot enables quilting around surface embellishments and dimensional appliqué with ease. The Sure Foot is the new must-have when working with rulers.  The Square Feet make straight line quilting a breeze and even some new surprising uses for the feet.  Come discover the fun you’ll have with the new Handi-Feet!

Topics covered will include: 

  • Couching with a variety of threads and yarns 
  • Echo quilting in a variety of widths, piano keys and keeping the scale of your quilting consistent 
  • Quilting around surface embellishments 
  • Using the Echo Feet with rulers and templates 
  • Creating grids and crosshatching 
  • Create a unique quilted piece from fabric scraps 
  • Piecing on the longarm 
  • Apply binding with the longarm

Open to all regardless of skill level or machine that you own. 


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!

Gina bought her first longarm quilting machine in 2003 and currently quilts on the HQ Infinity with Pro-Stitcher and HQ Sweet Sixteen. Gina has experience on a number of brands and sizes of machines, but Handi-Quilter is her favorite. She comes from long line of teachers and teaches machine quilting on both longarm and domestic machines.

Gina has had quilts entered at Road to California, has received blue ribbons as county fairs and has been honored to be the featured quilter for one of her guild's show. She most enjoys making quilts of comfort for charities and gifts for family and friends. She was recently featured on Season 8 of Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show. The episode is called Happy Feet, featuring all the Handi Quilter feet that are available.

Gina currently belongs to two quilt guilds in Southern California where she lives with her husband. She has two grown children, which, of course, are her greatest achievements! She is excited to be part of the wonderful Handi Quilter team and to share her passion of quilting and educating others.


Available at Temecula


26490 Ynez Road Suites F & G 
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 297-3796


Temecula Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express 

27660 Jefferson Ave
Temecula, CA 92590
Near Temecula | (951) 699-2444
Website: www.holidayinnexpress.com

Quality Inn Temecula Valley Wine Country

27338 Jefferson Ave. Temecula, CA 92590 
Close to Temecula | (951) 296-3788 
Website: book.bestwestern.com