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HQ Education 2 Day Event

Day 1
Basics of Longarm Quilting:  
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!

Free Motion Quilting Foundations:  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.

Day 2
Pro-Stitcher Basics:
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!
Objective: Students learn the basics of Pro-Stitcher in simulation and hands on Topics can include:  • Overview of support resources available online • Overview of menu, functions and design catalog • Create an area and place a block using Skew, Resize, Xform & Align • Demo how to set up an e2e design, including wrapped and cropped designs • What’s the difference between Reposition, Nudge and Drag and Drop • The many ways to describe an Area on your quilt • Making designs fit in all spaces with the Modify tools • Overview of PS Designer & PS Catalog

Rule(r) Your Quilts!: If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using 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.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Jeannine Grabowska
Instructor Bio: Having a mother who was a wonderful seamstress exposed Jeannine to the joy of sewing at a young age. But she didn?t discover that joy for herself until, as a young mother, she acquired her first sewing machine. As a young wife and mother she learned that she loved the home arts like cooking, gardening, canning, crafting and sewing, while also being a woman who worked in the modern world. Raising two children, renovating a Victorian home, volunteering in her church and working kept her very busy during her earlier years and though she really wanted to learn to quilt, somehow she didn?t get the opportunity until 2003, when she took her first quilting class. Her new passion was born! In 2009 she pieced her first real bed quilt to send with her daughter to college. After that, Jeannine joined her local quilt guild and began learning more. She began free motion quilting on her domestic machine, but desired more opportunity for quilting. In 2015, after 29 years of working as a medical lab technician, she ended her old career to begin planning a new venture in longarm quilting . Her previously loved HQ Avant?? with Pro-Stitcher? was purchased in 2016 and with the support of her wonderful husband, Mark, in 2017 Chickadee Cottage Quilting was born! In the four years that followed the business grew rapidly, creating a need for a new HQ Infinity? to be added to her studio. She has become an award winning quilter, earning awards for her professional quilting for 3 years in a row. She has learned a great deal since opening her business and looks forward to a continuation of learning and growing in the quilting industry. Because she loves working with people, and encouraging and guiding them through the quilting process, she is excited to be a part of the Handi Quilter team of educators! Jeannine says, ?Handi Quilter gives us so many tools to help us express our creativity...the only question is: Where do you start??
Price is per day.

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Address: 9242 FM 725
McQueeney, Texas 78123

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