Registration for MQX Midwest is Now Open!

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Angela Huffman is teaching at MQX Midwest 2017

Registration for MQX Midwest 2017 opened on Monday and I’m excited to announce I’ll be teaching again this year! MQX, or the Machine Quilters Exposition, is one of my all time favorite quilt festivals. They showcase all kinds of fiber art and technique, but my one true love is machine quilting and they really put a spotlight on it. MQX is where you’ll see and learn from some of the best machine quilters, and I’m so humbled to be included on their faculty list.

MQX Midwest is being held in Springfield, IL at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, September 27-30, 2017. Below you’ll see a list of the classes I’ll be teaching. Registration is open and you can sign up for my classes here.

Essentials Skills: Thread, Batting, Tension

Wed. Sept. 27, 2017, 8:00am-10:00am

Type of Class: Lecture/Demo

Fill your brain with all you need to know about thread types, batting choices, and how to set your tension reliably. There is a mountain of info you need to know when you select these basic elements. Get the info you’ll rely upon for years.

Pantograph Preschool

Wed. Sept. 27, 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm

Type of Class: Lecture/Demo

Learn how to use pantographs including how to position them, realign them, how to hold the machine, and how to choose SUPERB pantos – not just okay ones – before you buy them.

Peacock Paisley Party taught by Angela HuffmanPeacock Paisley Party

Wed. Sept. 27, 2017, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Type of Class: Hands on Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

Explore the basic paisley shape as we play with ways to incorporate a Zentangle approach to embellishment. Discover ways to use it as central motifs, borders, and edge to edge. Stretch your custom quilting muscle with this classic design!

IntelliQuilter Simple Beginnings: Pantos & Best Practices

Thurs. Sept. 28, 2017 8:00am-12:00pm

Type of Class: Computerized – IntelliQuilter

Learn the basics of pantograph quilting with IQ and explore the best practices. Our class will have an IQ mounted to a machine so we can actually stitch out our lessons as a class. Find out what the most common mistakes are and feel empowered!

IntelliQuilter Simple Beginnings: Borders

Thurs. Sept. 28, 2017 1:00pm-5:00pm

Type of Class: Computerized – IntelliQuilter

Stitch exquisite borders with your IQ. Learn multiple ways to build borders and how to stitch them out to avoid ever having to turn a quilt. Connect corners and marry the side borders to the bottom border at the bottom of a quilt perfectly. Our class will have an IQ mounted to a machine so we can actually stitch out our lessons as a class.

IQ: No Sew Zones

Fri. Sept. 29, 2017, 8:30am-10:30am

Type of Class: Computerized – IntelliQuilter

Learn how clipping blocks and no-sew zones interact with each other. Find out how to create background fillers for no-sew zones. For this class you must have either the ClassiQ or the ClassiQ-LTE or the BasiQ+

IQ: Update Your Brain

Fri. Sept. 29, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Type of Class: Computerized – IntelliQuilter

Update your brain on the newest IQ features. Learn about Quilt Advance Assist, Panto Sequencing Assist, utilizing the Required Quilt Depth setting, Progressive Offset feature, pattern creation using the Warped Mesh and more. Bring tablet or StiQ with fully charged battery. Important note: some features covered in class may only be available on the ClassiQ or ClassiQ-LTE system and may not be available on the BasiQ system.

Avoiding the Biggest Blunders of Longarm Quilting

Fri. Sept. 29, 2017, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Type of Class: Lecture

After quilting thousands of customer quilts I invite you to learn from my mistakes. From problem quilts to how to avoid the pitfalls of longarm quilting. Learn to interact with customers to minimize headaches and how to find the perfect customers.

Express Lane to the Modern Quilting Highway Angela Huffman

Express Lane to the Modern Quilting Highway

Sat. Sept. 30, 2017, 8:00am-12:00pm

Type of Class: Hands on Machine Quilting Stand Up Frame

All that wide open space in modern quilting can be intimidating. In this hands on class you’ll make a modern wholecloth sampler as you learn a variety of approaches to modern design while relying on basic design principles that are easy to incorporate into the modern quilting movement.

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Angela Huffman- Triplet Momma. Quilter. Teacher. Thread Bimbo

I’m Angela- Triplet Momma. Quilter. Co-Host. Traveling Educator. Designer. Thread Bimbo.

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