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Handi Quilter Hands-on Van Event

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The Handi Quilter van and machines will be in Walla Walla for a total of four days of hands-on education, inspiration and fun. Come get your hands on the HQ Amara using free motion and Pro-Stitcher techniques. The National Educator will be on hand to guide you through each of the sessions. You will leave not only with new confidence and inspirations, but also with handouts to use to recreate and support the information and training from each session.

Classes are limited to six students - one student per machine. You will get hands on training on a machine without having to share!!

***Morning sessions begin at 9:00AM---Afternoon sessions begin at 1:00PM

Lunch is 12:00-1:00 (you can bring a sack lunch or grab something quick)

Day 1 Morning Session - Getting Started with Longarm Quilting

Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting?  This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup.   The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related – from pantographs to stencils – will all be answered in this great back to basics class. 


Topics Include:

  •         The basics of machine and frame maintenance
  •         Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines
  •         How to load a quilt onto a frame
  •         Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils
  •         Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets


Day 1 Afternoon Session - Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It!

Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It’s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level. 


Topics Include:

  •          Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line
  •          Scaling fills for backgrounds
  •          Creating your own edge-to-edge designs
  •          How to fill borders evenly
  •          Micro quilting and using different feet


Day 2 Morning Session - Can’t Have Enough Rulers!

Do you love rulers?  But are you still looking for new ways to use them?  In this class, we’ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers.  Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt – like seams or corners – is a cinch with rulers.  We’ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt.


Topics Include:

  •          Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler
  •          Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers
  •          Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt
  •          HQ VersaTool®:  stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs
  •          Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers


Day 2 Afternoon Session - Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher

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

Topics Include:

  •          Overview of support resources available on-line
  •          Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog
  •          Place a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm and Align
  •          Demonstration of the Pro-Stitcher Simulator
  •          Overview of PS Designer


Covid-19 Rules and Regulations for classes 

 All participants in the event must wear masks. Students should provide their own masks. We will  

have masks available for purchase for those who arrive without one. 

 We will ask each attendee if they are experiencing any COVID symptoms each day.

 We will be taking the temperature of each staff member and event attendee upon arrival.  Anyone with a temperature above 100.0F will be sent home. 

 Hand sanitizer will be available 

 We will be sanitizing and disinfecting the classroom and common areas.  This will include restrooms, chairs, and breakroom. 

Instructor Name:
Handi Quilter

Handi Quilter Hands-on Van Event

$ 299.00
Cash or check only please. Early bird price $269 if paid by March 20th
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Walla Walla
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Walla Walla Sew & Vac and Spas has been providing Washington communities with home sewing, cleaning, and relaxation solutions for over 24 years.

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  • 509-529-7755
  • 900 W Rose St.
    Walla Walla, Wa 99362
  • Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm
    Sat 10:00am- 4:00pm