I will be teaching the APQS Beginning Longarm Quilting Class in Louisville, Ky. on November 10, 2012 from 10-4:00pm. This class is free for new APQS machine owners of both used and new machines. All others are $200 for the day. 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:
– 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
-Starting a business
I have limited the class to only a few students per session so contact me right away if you want to reserve your spot.
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.