Take Your Machine Quilting to the Next Level!

Go Beyond Pantographs and Stippling with Angela Huffman in the Introduction to Custom Quilting Class

Quilted Joy's Introduction to Custom Quilting Class taught by Angela Huffman

This course picks up where the APQS Beginning Longarm Class stops. This class offers a broad overview of custom quilting. During this lecture/demo class we will learn dozens and dozens of ways to custom quilt a block. Learn easy custom border/corner/sashing treatments. See how to “read” a quilt top and interpret a quilt top to select the best design and organize your inspiration. Explore beginning ruler work and learn how to safely use rulers with your quilting machine. This class offers the bird’s eye view of custom quilting so you are ready for more focused and rigorous classes. This class comes with an extensive handout.

We have so much to share with you during this 4 hour class! This class is all lecture/demonstration. We encourage you to ask lots of questions during class and hope you have a list of questions ready before class starts. We will take a lunch break during class (usually around noon).

*Please note that the Introduction to Custom Quilting class is offered both online and in our Louisville, KY shop! Please read the class descriptions below carefully to make sure you schedule for your preferred format.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Introduction to Custom Quilting Class

Quilted Joy teaches this class both in person and online! Our in person classes are taught in the Quilted Joy shop in Louisville, KY. Our virtual, online classes are taught in a live Zoom video conference. Registrants will be given a link to watch and participate. You will be able to ask questions in this format too!

Using the form above, you’ll see in the class description if the class is virtual or in person. If you have any questions about where a class is held, please give us a call at 502-718-7148 or send us an email and one of our quilt fairies will be happy to help!

Yes! We record our online Zoom class and post it so you can rewatch later.

This class will give you the building blocks of custom quilting. Angela will share the basic design elements she uses in countless quilts. She’ll also share her unique tips and tricks to help you remember those designs and their paths when you’re ready to take them to your quilts. We’ll also touch on some basic ruler quilting skills and learn how to safely use rulers with your quilting machine.

This class comes with an extensive handout for you to practice on during class and long afterwards!

No, this class is all design/draw. Angela has learned over the years that before you can quilt a design on your quilt, you need to be able to draw the design. We will spend class learning the design elements on paper so you can use them on your quilts after they feel “friendly” to you.

The skills we learn in class are for all quilters, regardless of what type of machine you use! All of the designs Angela teaches can be used on a stand up longarm machine and a sit down machine.

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