I will be teaching the APQS Beginning Longarm Quilting Class in Louisville, Ky. on May 28 from 10-4:30pm. This class is free for new APQS machine owners of both used and new machines. All others are $200 for the day. Lunch is included. Please know that while there will be APQS specific information in the class, most of the class will go over techniques that will work on any brand machine.
With the beginner class offered from APQS and Quilted Joy, our goal is to teach you the skills you’ll need to accomplish a typical quilting project on your new longarm machine. This class is designed to be an introduction to machine quilting after you have made yourself familiar with your machine controls. Whether you intend to start a business or just want to get your quilts done faster, you’ll learn valuable techniques to accomplish your projects creatively and efficiently. This class is mostly “demonstration” so we can squeeze in as much information as possible.
We will cover specific topics during each class, however, each class is unique and based on the needs of the students. We encourage questions and active participation — you’re here to learn!Bring all your questions about operating the machine, business practices, thread, tension and anything else you can think of. This is a demonstration/lecture class. No hands on time will be available. Information we will cover includes:
– Starting a business – Thread, tension, batting – Deciding how to quilt a quilt – Dealing with problem quilts – Different methods for loading quilts – Pantographs – Borders – Stitching a block – Marking quilt designs – Ruler work
I have limited the class to only 4-5 students per session so contact me right away if you want to reserve your spot as I have only a handful of spots left. Again, this is a one day class from 10-4:30pm in my home studio. Once you register, I’ll give you my address. Call me at (502) 718-7148 or send me an email at KyTriplets (at symbol) gmail (dot) com. Sorry about having to write it that way. I don’t want to increase my spam if I can avoid it. Just substitute the (at symbol) with @ and the (dot) with .
If these dates don’t work for you but you’d still like to take the class, please contact me so I can reserve a spot for you in a future class.