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June 27-29, 2024


The Machine Shop in Highland, Illinois is happy to sponsor a 3-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: 


Edie Wait

Handi Quilter National Educator



Micki Chappelear
Handi Quilter National Educator

Day 1: Thursday June 27th 

Morning  9-noon


Class 1A-HO: Longarm Bootcamp
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!

Afternoon   1-4pm


Class 2A-LD or HO: Sweet and Simple Free-Motion Quilting
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: Friday June 28th

Morning 9-noon


PS – HO1: Pro-Stitcher Basics (Hands on) – 3-hr class only
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 users – start here!

Afternoon   1-4pm


Class 3A-LD or HO: Radical Rulers!
Class Description: If you love precision and consistency in your quilting rulers, you will love using design 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.


Day 3: Saturday June 29th

Morning  9-noon


WS-HO1: Background Fills and Beyond!
Class Description: Interested in building a library of designs you can use with confidence? In this workshop, you’ll identify shapes you already love to quilt, learn how to create pathways to connect designs, and explore using different threads to really make your background fill quilting pop.

Afternoon   1-4pm


WS-HO2: Mandala Mania
Class Description: Mandalas are a fun trend in quilting today. In this workshop, look at ways to build these beautiful designs using symmetry, starting with a doodle.

Three Day Class $149.00



Register before June 10th and receive the Early Bird Special

Early bird:  $30 Merchandise Certificate


Jun 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 29, 2024, 4:00 PM
Masonic Lodge,
721 9th St, Highland, IL 62249, USA
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