Sept. 15-16, 2021
Sept. 17-18, 2021

HANDI QUILTER HANDS-ON VAN EVENT

48 DAYS TO THE EVENT
When
Sep 15, 9:00 AM – Sep 18, 4:00 PM
Where
Masonic Lodge,
721 9th St, Highland, IL 62249, USA

The Machine Shop in Highland, Illinois is happy to sponsor a 2-day educational and training event for long-arm quilters.  We will be featuring the Handi-Quilter line of products and all training will be conducted by: 

 

Micki Chappelear
Handi Quilter National Educator

SESSION 1

Day 1: Wednesday September 15th 

 

Morning  9-noon

 

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

 

Afternoon   1-4pm

 

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: Thursday September 16th

Morning 9-noon

 

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

Afternoon   1-4pm

 

INTRODUCTION TO PRO-STITCHER

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!

 

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 TM

 

SESSION 2

Day 1: Friday September 17th 

 

Morning  9-noon

 

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

 

Afternoon   1-4pm

 

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: Saturday September 18th

Morning 9-noon

 

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

Afternoon   1-4pm

 

INTRODUCTION TO PRO-STITCHER

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!

 

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 TM

Register before Sept. 1st and receive the Early Bird Special

Early bird:  $149 for 2-day session

After Sept. 1st:  $179 for 2-day session

 

Spots left in Session 1

Spots left in Session 2

14

Only 14 spots available in each session!