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  • Morning Sessions: Begin at 9:00am and will go until Noon
  • Lunch will be from Noon to 1:00pm (you can bring a sack lunch or grab something quick)
  • Afternoon Session: Begins at 1:00pm

Day 1 AM Class – Longarm Machine Quilting Basics

Class Description:Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just want a review of longarm quilting basics? This class removes the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, and 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!

Objective: Learn skills that will help you manages your long-arm machine with confidence

Topics 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
  •          Rulers, Adjustable and Micro Handles, and basic free-motion

Break for Lunch – Noon to 1pm (bring a sack lunch or grab something quick)

Day 1 PM Class – Free Motion Quilting Foundations

Class Description: 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.

Day 2 AM Class – Rule(r) Your Quilts!!!

Class Description:
If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using 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.

Break for Lunch – Noon to 1pm (bring a sack lunch or grab something quick)

Class Description: 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!

Objective: Students learn the basics of Pro-Stitcher in simulation by following along or watching demonstrations of Pro-Stitcher features and the basic overview of PS Designer and Catalog.

Topics include:

  • Overview of support resources available online
  • Basic overview of menu, functions, and design catalog
  • Create an area and place a block using Skew, Resize, Xform & Align
  • Demo how to set up an e2e design.
  • Overview of PS Designer & PS Catalog

Handi Quilter machine specials and financing will be available throughout the event.

All paid participants in any of the Handi Quilter Van event classes will receive 20% off ALL fabric, notions and Handi Quilter accessories throughout the store!
Skill Level:
Skill Details:
This class is designed for students interested in trying out a Handi Quilter longarm with designs on learning whether or not Handi Quilter is right for you and if owning Handi Quilter longarm is right for you!!
Students are not required to own a longarm or have any longarming experience!
Instructor Bio:
Having a mother who was a wonderful seamstress exposed Jeannine to the joy of sewing at a young age. But she didn?t discover that joy for herself until, as a young mother, she acquired her first sewing machine.

As a young wife and mother, she learned that she loved the home arts like cooking, gardening, canning, crafting, and sewing, while also being a woman who worked in the modern world.

Raising two children, renovating a Victorian home, volunteering in her church, and working kept her very busy during her earlier years and though she really wanted to learn to quilt, somehow, she didn?t get the opportunity until 2003, when she took her first quilting class. Her new passion was born!

In 2009 she pieced her first real bed quilt to send with her daughter to college. After that, Jeannine joined her local quilt guild and began learning more. She began free motion quilting on her domestic machine but desired more opportunity for quilting. In 2015, after 29 years of working as a medical lab technician, she ended her old career to begin planning a new venture in longarm quilting.
Her previously loved HQ Avant?? with Pro-Stitcher? was purchased in 2016 and, with the support of her wonderful husband Mark, in 2017, Chickadee Cottage Quilting was born! In the four years that followed the business grew rapidly, creating a need for a new HQ Infinity? to be added to her studio. She has become an award-winning quilter, earning awards for her professional quilting for 3 years in a row. She has learned a great deal since opening her business and looks forward to a continuation of learning and growing in the quilting industry.
Because she loves working with people; encouraging and guiding them through the quilting process, she is excited to be a part of the Handi Quilter team of educators! Jeannine says, ?Handi Quilter gives us so many tools to help us express our creativity?the only question is: Where do you start??


$ 299.00
Early bird special!! Drop/Mail your check in before April 19th and class is only $250.00