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Handi Quilter Van Event 2024

Hands on Longarm Event - August 1st, 2nd and 3rd!!

Are you new to longarm quilting? Have you been thinking about purchasing a longarm quilting machine? Have you been using your domestic sewing machine to quilt a large-size quilt? Do you already own a Handi Quilter longarm quilting machine and are ready to upgrade to ProStitcher?

Then you will want to come to our event and learn the basics of longarm quilting with Handi Quilter and ProStitcher. During this event you will get hands-on experience using a longarm quilting machine. We have several different classes set up that you can choose from including longarm bootcamp, ruler work, free motion basics, ProStitcher basics.

Thursday AM
– Longarm Bootcamp – Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just want a review of longarm quilting basics? This class removes the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, and vital facts about thread, needles, and tension. Handi Quilter longarm machine and frame systems come in various sizes for every budget and are user-friendly because they are designed by a quilter, for quilters – just like you!

Thursday PM – Sweet & Simple Free Motion – Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free-motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free-motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs.

Friday AM – ProStitcher Basics – ProStitcher 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 ProStitcher. New users – start here!

Friday PM – Radical Rulers – If you love precision and consistency in your quilting rulers, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base and Sure Foot, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.

Saturday AM – Background Fills and Beyond – Interested in building a library of designs you can use with confidence? In this workshop, you’ll identify shapes you already love to quilt, learn how to create pathways to connect designs, and explore using different threads to really make the background fill quilting pop.

Saturday PM – Finding Your Path – Laying out designs using gridwork creates even spacing and uniformity in quilting. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make your own stencils, explore designs that work well within grids, and tips and tricks for marking grids on your next quilting project.

  • When you sign up for a class, you will add one class to your cart at a time. Be sure to add all the classes you would like to take before checking out.
  • There will be in-store coupon available (to use at the event) if you do sign up for all 6 classes.
  • If you recently purchased your Handi Quilter from SewTech, please register for the classes you would like to take, you will receive in-store coupon at the event. 

Instructor: Harriett Carpanini
Instructor Bio: Harriet Carpanini tried her hand at many different crafts while raising her three children as a stay-at-home mom, but quilting is the one she took off and ran with. Wanting to finish her own quilts, she bought her first Handi Quilter machine in 2004, the HQ Sixteen. She started her home business, The Last Stitch, a year later. In 2007, and many quilts later, when Handi Quilter began its national educator program, Harriet became one of the first educators. She began traveling the country and internationally, teaching her love of longarm quilting. She upgrand her machine to a HQ Fusion with ProStitcher, and has added the HQ Infinity to her studio. She continues her successful business while meeting new students and seasoned quilters from around the world at store events and shows. Handi Quilter opened doors she never dreamed of. Harriet's love of clamshell quilting led her to write Inside the Shell, a book featuring creative fills for clamshell quilting, She also was published in McCall's magazine, Heritage Quilts Made Modern.

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