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Handi-Quilter Van Event 2021-Getting Started with Longarm-Quilting Day 1

Getting Started with Longarm Quilting

Class Description: 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 t
o 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 

Class fee: $75.00 for all day

Instructor: Judy Hays
Instructor Bio: Judy learned to knit, crochet, and hand embroider at a very young age, and began garment sewing later in high school. Her love of quilting began with a Bicentennial quilt kit from a magazine and has flourished ever since. She loves to piece quilts using various methods and techniques, and is especially fond of traditional patterns and machine embroidered blocks. Working at her local quilt store since 2008, she fell in love with Handi Quilter longarm machines and all they can do to help her finish quilts faster. Sinceher previous career was in computer networking, Judy was especially drawnto the Pro-Stitcher? and its endless design possibilities. She quilts with anHQ Infinity? with Pro-Stitcher?, and loves to design quilting patterns using the Pro-Stitcher simulator. Helping new quilters gain confidence in their quilting skills and finding their own passion is extremely rewarding for Judy. Judy lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband, Bill, who ?aids and abets? her quilting passion. She and Bill have two married sons, two grandsons and one granddaughter.

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