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Quilt Like A Pro with Susan Manry


Quilt Like A Pro with Susan Manry
Two Day Handi Quilter Longarm Event

Join us for four longarm quilting classes over two days with Handi Quilter National Educator Susan Manry.

When: Friday October 25 - Saturday October 26
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Cost: $45 per class
Choose 3 classes and get the last one free! ($135 for all 4)
Use coupon code X3EJ6 on the purchase of all four classes to get one free!

Location: Shawn's Sewing Center
1301 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield

Lunch will be provided both days.


CLASS #1: STEPPING STONES TO QUILTING YOUR FIRST QUILT

Friday October 25 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This class is for everyone - whether you've never quilted and want to learn or if you already quilt. You will learn how to prepare the quilt top, resize and apply designs, select batting and backings, baste, and all about threads, needles and tension. Bring a finished top, if desired, to discuss ideas and approaches to finishing your quilt.

Topics include:

How to prepare the quilt top and backing for quilting
How to select, resize, audition and apply quilt designs
Stitch-in-the-ditch and meander quilting
Threads, needles and tension
Batting and basting basics


CLASS #2: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

Friday October 25 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Handi Quilter continually adds new rulers to the line-up and you will welcome them with open arms. Come learn about their features, how to use them and what you can accomplish with this cadre of handy new rulers. Sized to fit your hand and designed to make ruler work easier, you'll be reaching for these rulers again and again!

Topics Include:

Customize your quilt with crosshatching and straight-line quilting from every angle
Develop an inventory of arc designs you'll love.
Perfect pebbles are now in reach
Reshape the clamshell for an updated modern look
Learn about how stitch-in-the-ditch quilting can be both fun and easy to do!

CLASS #3: THE SIMPLE PATH TO STRAIGHT LINE QUILTING

Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  

The trend of modern quilts, with large area of "negative space", has created new interest in straight line quilting and crosshatching. Both are impressive to behold, but neither is difficult to achieve when you know the tools and tricks. Come learn the methods involved and how to create amazing geometric designs by quilting simple lines.

Topics Include:
Straight-line ruler work
All about channel locks
Crosshatching and curved crosshatching
How to use lines effectively in borders
Creating geometric quilting designs


CLASS #4: INTRODUCTION TO THE HQ PRO-STITCHER PART 1

Saturday, October 26 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm  

 

HQ 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 considering a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with an HQ Pro-Stitcher. New owners – start here!

 

Topics Include:

Overview of support resources available online

Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog

Fit a design to a block using Skew and Resize, XForm and Align

Demonstration of the HQ Pro-Stitcher Simulator

Overview of Art & Stitch

 



Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Susan Manry
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