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Hand Quilter 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: All
Instructor: Lynette Fulton
Instructor Bio: To relieve stress of working as a RN in Emergency at a Level One Trauma Center, Lynette started taking quilting and sewing classes at a community college which lead to a degree in Fashion Design. Lynette began teaching multiple quilting classes at a local quilt shop for 17 years. Her area of expertise was machine quilting on domestic machines and quilting designs. She was also a Bernina Educator for 7 years teaching Mastery classes for new owners and hosted a monthly Bernina Club. Lynette traveled throughout Southern CA to lecture at quilt guilds and teach various quilting workshops. In 1999, Lynette had 2 quilts juried into ROAD to California. "Special Stars" at 102" long was awarded Best Large Traditional Quilt. It went on to raise over $5,000 for a children's charity in honor of a nephew born with a chromosome deformity. Her second quilt, "California Snowake" was awarded Best Quilt From First Time Entrant. It was also published in the book, Exploring Machine Trapunto by Hari Walner. It wasn't until Lynette purchased a HQ Sixteen? stationary machine that she enjoyed the freedom and creativity that the huge throat space allowed the quilting designs and feathers to ow from. Retirement from a long nursing career in January 2020 enabled Lynette to work for fun at a quilt store. After attending a Handi Quilter Educational Event, she purchased a HQ Forte? with ProStitcher? which she enjoys using to nish her quilt tops and quilt for friends and charitable causes. Lynette lives with her husband Richard, in San Diego, California.
2 days of classes

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.