On June 23rd and 24th I will be teaching two lecture/demo classes about beginning longarm quilting. These comprehensive classes are prefect for new owners of ANY brand longarm quilting machine. Have you ever wanted to pick my brain about longarm quilting, starting your own business, or custom quilting? This is your chance! My goal is for you to walk away armed with the knowledge you need to really start enjoying your new quilting machine. Read on for more about each class and where to register.
APQS Beginning Longarm Quilting Class, $200 or FREE to owners of a new APQS machine
Thursday June 23, 10:00am-4:00pm
This course is FREE to those who purchase a new APQS machine, but it is also open to those who own a different brand machine. It is designed to help those who own their own stand-up quilting machine regardless of the brand. This is a comprehensive class that covers multiple ways to load a quilt on a frame, how to set tension, how to use pantographs & line them up, basic machine maintenance (APQS specific), and how to choose threads and batting. We will also touch on basic custom quilting. It is mainly lecture/demo so be sure to bring something to write with and a list of any questions you may have. This class covers much, much more than our rental certification course. However, taking this course will also certify you to rent our longarm machines by the hour in the future. Register for this class by clicking here.
Friday June 24, 10:00am-2:30pm
This course picks up where the APQS Beginning Longarm Class stops. This class offers a broad over view of custom quilting. Learn easy custom border, corner, and sashing treatments. See how to “read” a quilt top and interpret a quilt top to select the best design. Explore some approaches to feathers that are perfect for the beginning longarm quilter. We’ll discuss common problems with quilt tops and how to solve them. We will also introduce ruler work and explore how to use templates. This class offers the birds-eye view of custom quilting so you are ready for more focused and rigorous classes. Register for this class by clicking here.