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Hand Quilter Hands On 2 day retreat



This is a Hands on event. 


Topics Include:
 • Longarm machine and frame features and maintenance • How to set tension on a bobbin and your machine, needles and thread • How to load your quilt onto a frame • Choosing the right thread and designs for your project • A basic overview of free-motion techniques and ruler work • Develop a library of free-motion designs  • How to plan out a quilting path • Exploring different designs based on a basic shape • Adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs • Ruler safety: Sure Foot, ruler base & the right rulers • Use ruler markings for precision and accuracy • How to mark for rulers • HQ VersaTool®:  stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs • Wave Rulers, modern and classic designs • Overview of support resources available on-line • Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog • Place a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm and Align • Demonstration of the Pro-Stitcher Simulator • Overview of Pro-Stitcher Designer



Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Join us for a fun Handi Quilter Hands on Event. Only 1 person per stand up Long Arm.
Instructor: Ashley Coffey
Instructor Bio: Mary Yoder Mary started sewing at the age of 12, when her mother allowed her to sew on her basic domestic sewing machine. Mary quickly figured out how to put things together and loved creating. Over 40 years ago, Mary made her first quilt from leftover scraps from garment sewing and backed it with a purchased blanket. She continued making quilts, but did not like finishing them on her domestic sewing machine. When she saw the HQ Simply Sixteen?, Mary knew it was for her. Once the Pro-Stitcher? came out, she added it to her machine and now loves finishing her quilts using Pro-Stitcher along with other free motion techniques. Mary has taught different aspects of sewing for over 20 years. She has enjoyed focusing her teaching skills toward the art of quilting, and is excited to have joined Handi Quilter as an Educator. Mary lives in Southern California with her husband Roger. She has 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren and she loves spending time with them.
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