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2021 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 4 sessions consisting of 5 classes over 3 days. Lunch is not provided.  Space is limited so sign up today.  



Day 1 Time: 9:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00
Class 1: Getting Started with Longarm Quilting


Class Description: Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class
is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will
be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension,
and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything
quilting related – from pantographs to stencils – will all be answered in this great back to basics
class.

Topics Include:
• The basics of machine and frame maintenance
• Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines
• How to load a quilt onto a frame
• Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils
• Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets

Day 2  Time: 9:00 - 12:00 
Class 2: Free Motion Quilting. You Can Do It!


Class Description: Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It’s as easy as starting with a few
simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs
that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be
demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills
to the next level.

Topics Include:
• Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line
• Scaling fills for backgrounds
• Creating your own edge-to-edge designs
• How to fill borders evenly
• Micro quilting and using different feet

Day 2 Time: 1:00 - 4:00
Class 3: Can't Have Enough Rulers

Class Description: Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In
this class, we’ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other
HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt – like seams or corners –
is a cinch with rulers. We’ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs
for your entire quilt.

Topics Include:
• Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler
• Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers
• Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt
• HQ VersaTool®: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs
• Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers

Day 3  Time: 9:00 - 12:00 
Class 4: Intro to Pro-Stitcher Part 1

Part 1 Class Description: Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed
especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to
operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own
quilts or consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can
accomplish with Pro-Stitcher. New owners – start here!
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Part 1 Topics Include:
• 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 PS Designer ™

Day 3 Time: 1:00 - 4:00
Class 5: Intro to Pro-Stitcher Part 2

Part 2 Class Description: This class of quilting applications is an extension of Part 1 and addresses specific functions and
basic techniques a quilter will use on a regular basis to finish quilts with the Pro-Stitcher. Tips and shortcuts for using features of the program are included.
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Part 2 Topics Include:
• What’s the difference between Reposition, Nudge, and Drag and Drop
• The many ways to describe an Area on your quilt
• Using Skew vs Border Skew & Triangle Skew
• Set up, crop, wrap and advance edge to edge designs
• Quilt straight lines the easy way with Move or Channel Locks


The Educators
There will be 2 educators for this Event,  Adam Rateliff  & Micki Chappelear .  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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  • San Antonio, TX 78249
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  • Friday 9:30am - 4pm
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  • Sunday Closed
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