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2020 HANDI QUILTER HANDS ON TRUCK EVENT



Nothing is better than hands-on learning. This is a great opportunity for you to get top-notch training close to home. Handi Quilter is bringing a truck full of longarm machines to give you the best experience. Regardless of your experience or type of machine that you own, you will gain a lot from this event. Don’t own a long arm machine? This is the best opportunity to try before you buy.

We will be having 2 sessions consisting of 3 classes each over 2 days. Lunch is not provided.  Space is limited so sign up today.  



Day 1 Time: 9:30 - 12:30 and 1:30 - 4:30
Class 1: Taking the Mystery Out of Longarm Quilting


Class Description: Curious about solving the mystery of Longarm quilting? Or are you looking for a chance to
brush up your longarm skills? This class demystifies longarm quilting by teaching all the basics! We’ll start with
machine and frame features and maintenance, then demonstrate loading a quilt. We’ll move on to picking the
perfect thread for your project, setting your tension, and choosing designs for your quilt. This class is full of
great tips and tricks while exhibiting all the great features found in the Handi Quilter machine lineup.

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

Day 2  Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Class 2: Using Rulers and Templates


Class Description: Looking for the perfect circle or wave? Or how about a heart or arc? These shapes are all
possible with consistency and precision when you use a ruler or template. Learn the safe way to use these
tools, starting with the right foot. We’ll explore designs like waves with channels, curved crosshatching, and
echoing around applique. Rulers will become your new favorite quilting design tool.

Topics Include:
• 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

Day 2 Time: 1:30 - 4:30
Class 3: Design Your Quilting for the Whole Quilt


Class Description: Tired of doing edge to edge? Have you ever wanted to layout a design for your whole quilt?
It’s easy to plan with a few simple steps. We’ll start with exploring how to find one motif then breaking it
down into pieces for every area of your quilt. Select and customize designs to complement each area, and
learn how to accomplish the quilting quickly and easily. Classic fillers and modern designs will all be explored.
 
Topics include:
• Creating a custom plan for your quilt using Preview Paper
• Learn how to make borders fit without measuring
• Marking your quilt so your design is consistent
• Develop your own design library of background fills
• How to get your designs marked on the quilt

The Educators
There will be 2 educators for this Event,  Adam Rateliff  & Amy Domke .  Click on their names to see their Bios.

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