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Longarm Quilter Angela Huffman is teaching at MQX Midwest 2016!

Pretty soon I’ll be making my next trip of the season to Springfield, IL for the Machine Quilters Exposition Midwest Festival. This is one of my all around favorite shows to attend. It is one of those bucket list shows – you can catch so many amazing teachers and quilters all in one place! I think my favorite aspect of the show is it’s all about the machine quilting. There aren’t any piecing classes, just lots and lots of quilting classes. It really hits my happy place! 🙂

MQX Midwest takes place October 19-22 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield, IL. If you’re planning on going to the festival, I’d love to see you there! Registration for the classes is open, and some classes are already sold out. You can see the list of my classes below and register for the classes on MQX’s website.

 

Avoiding the Biggest Blunders of Longarm Quilting

Wed. October 19, 8am-10am

Type of Class: Lecture

Angela Huffman has quilted a mountain of customer quilts and students will benefit from her mistakes. Find out how to deal with problem quilts, how to keep things square, and how to avoid many of the pitfalls to become a confident machine quilter. Learn how to keep a quilt square, quickly set tension, taming wild borders, how to handle “friendly” blocks, and interacting with customers.

Sold Out! Express Lane to the Modern Quilting Highway

Wed. October 19, 1pm-5pm

Type of Class: Hands On Stand Up Longarm Quilting

Modern quilts have wide open space which may be intimidating. Break out of simple straight lines and use texture as a painter uses brush techniques. Learn how to stay within the modern quilting genre while pushing the boundaries of typical line quilting. In this hands-on class, students will make a modern wholecloth sampler to learn a variety of modern designs while relying on basic design principles.

Quilting Legos

Thurs. October 20, 9am-11am

Type of Class: Design/Draw

Knowing how to quilt basic patchwork shapes will make devising a free-motion quilting plan much easier. In this class Angela will explore dozens of ways to quilt flying geese, 9-patch blocks, square-in-a-square blocks, half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, and more. Learn how to break down the shapes found in patchwork and how to apply a library of common tactics for quilting these shapes. This class is applicable for both sit-down and stand-up quilters.

Slice and Dice Pattern Motifs with your IntelliQuilter

Thurs. October 20, 1pm-3pm

Type of Class: Computerized – Intelliquilter

Use Intelliquilter to break apart a pantograph to create a suite of design motifs. Learn how simply the Split feature can easily offer up unique custom motifs when combined with fan pattern, magnet and spiral transitions. Easily create border patterns, line patterns and frames for applique all from one basic pantograph. Dive into the power of IQ to make a suite of complementary patterns from a panto simply and easily.

Simple Shortcuts for Custom Quilting with your IntelliQuilter

Thurs. October 20, 4pm-6pm

Type of Class: Computerized – IntelliQuilter

Angela will teach how to create beautiful custom layouts with the IntelliQuilter. Learn how to audition designs, create a catalog of blocks, play with the Divide feature to break large patterns into stitchable segments and large setting triangles. Finally, learn how three button pushes will reposition motifs throughout a quilt.

Essential Skills: Beginning Custom Quilting

Fri. October 21, 9am-11am

Type of Class: Design/Draw

Move to the front of the machine to explore custom quilting. This class begins with a broad overview of custom quilting then to easy custom border/corner/sashing treatments. See how to “read” a quilt top to select the best design. Ruler work and templates will also be discussed. After this class, students will be prepared for more focused custom quilting classes.

Sculpted Quilting

Fri. October 21, 1pm-5pm

Type of Class: Hands On Stand Up Longarm Quilting

In this hands on class, each student will receive a different pre-marked quilt block. Class will begin with layering designs over a paper version of the block to find the approach that will enhance the natural flow of the block’s design, then moving to the machines to stitch out the ideas. Learn simple, straight line quilting and easy ruler work that will provide the structure needed to carve out spectacular quilting. Bring a camera to capture the amazing designs from classmates.

Big Ass Borders

Sat. October 22, 8am-12pm

Type of Class: Design/Draw

Heart stopping, huge quilt borders? We’ve all seen them… those ginormous swaths of fabric slapped onto a quilt to make it bigger. In this class, learn how to transform them into gorgeous, eye-popping borders. Students will draft designs that are ready for the next B.A.B.

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