Announcing the Longarm Schoolhouse!

Quilted Joy's Longarm Schoolhouse, August 26-29

I’m so excited to announce Quilted Joy will be hosting a Longarm Schoolhouse on August 26-29.  We’ll be practicing our free motion quilting skills in 4 hands on classes and learning new ways to fill in common shapes and big spaces in 2 design classes.  Come back in the evenings for two fun and informational lectures and view some of my favorite quilts I’ve quilted over the years during a trunk show.  You can sign up for these classes and lectures individually, or attend them all with the Longarm Schoolhouse Package.  Part of why I’m so excited is because many of these classes are new and you won’t find them on DVD or online.  While I wish everyone could come, space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon!  See the full Longarm Schoolhouse Schedule below:

Wednesday, August 26

Filling Open Spaces with Sculpted Quilting

10:00am-4:00pm $149 – Hands on Longarm Class

We all know the quilting makes the quilt, but have you noticed some quilts just “pop”? Find out the secrets to making your quilting rise above the rest.

Thursday, August 27

Quilting Legos

9:00am-12:00pm $49 – Design/Draw Class

There are basic patchwork shapes that are used over and over.  When we piece a quilt we join common geometric shapes together to make our quilt top.  Knowing how to quilt those common shapes will make devising a free motion quilting plan for your top much easier.

An Express Lane to the Modern Quilting Highway

1:00pm-5:00pm $89 – Hands on Longarm Class

Modern quilting is going through a transformation.  The piecing has broken stereotypes, but the quilting on modern tops can be boring for a longarm quilter. Learn new ways to approach modern quilting through a geometric filer that will give you an express lane entrance to modern quilting.

Computerized Quilting Systems: An Overview for Non-Owners

7:00pm-8:30pm Free – Demo/Lecture

Are you considering buying a computerized system for your longarm quilting machine but would like to know more about how it all works?  In this overview class we’ll look at the features of the Quilt Path and Intelliquilter Systems.

Friday, August 28

Big Ass Borders

8:30am-12:00pm $49 – Design/Draw Class

Do big borders make your heart stop?  We’ve all seen them… those ginormous swaths of fabric slapped onto the quilt to make it bigger that can make a longarm quilter start to twitch.  If Big Ass Borders make you clench up, take a stand and refuse to to intimidated!

Fitting Feathers in Any Shape

1:00pm-5:00pm $89 – Hands on Longarm Class

If you’ve dabbled into stitching feathers you’ve likely struggled with trying to fit them on curved spines or within circles, triangles, hexagons, or other shapes.  In this class we’ll look at a few easy peasy ornamental feathers that have no backtracking and then bend those feathers into a variety of common shapes.

Quilting as Matchmaker and Lifeline: Lecture and Trunk Show

7:00pm-8:00pm $10 or FREE if you purchase 2 or more schoolhouse classes

Angela took her first sewing/quilting class when she was 24 and hated it!  Six years later life brought her back to quilting unexpectedly and she was hooked.  What she didn’t realize at the time was how patchwork would be a lifeline through major struggles in the years to come.  In this popular trunk show and lecture, you’ll laugh and cry with Angela as you examine the creative journey that brought so many surprises and triumphs all with a quilty theme!

Saturday, August 29

Peacock Paisley Party

10:00am-4:00pm $149 – Hands on Longarm Class

Using the basic paisley shape as a foundation for freehand custom design ideas, we will elevate this common shape into a mini wholecloth accented with unique zentangle inspired designs. Learn how to dress up the areas in your paisley and stretch you custom quilting muscles with the added benefit of walking away at the end of class with a beautiful personalized sampler that will make you proud as a peacock to show off!

One Response

  1. Ha! I’m glad to see that you decided to go ahead with the Big Ass Borders class idea. I’m sure it will be a huge hit. If you teach that one at MQX next year, expect to see me in that class. 🙂

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I’m Angela- Co-host of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show. APQS Long arm Dealer and Educator. Triplet Momma. Designer. Thread Bimbo.

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