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Handi Quilter Hands on Event



We provide the Machines, you just bring yourself! Lunch included each day of the class. All Classes will be hosted at The Purple Orchid Resort and Spa 4549 Cross Road Livermore, Ca

Rooms are available for anyone traveling in from out of the area. Contact www.purpleorchid.com, please let them know you are coming in for an In Between Stitches Event.

We will be following guidelines of taking temperatures for anyone who comes to our event, asking the COVID questions, and requiring masks at all times while indoors at the event. Anyone who has been ill prior to the event or around someone who is ill will be asked to not be allowed to attend.

Day 1

Morning: Taking The Mystery Out of Longarm Quilting
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    

Afternoon: Building a Free-Motion Quilting Design Library
Topics Include:
• 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
• Using a grid to layout your quilting design

Day 2

Morning Class: Using Rulers and Templates
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

Afternoon Class: Intro to Pro-Stitcher Part 1
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 Pro-Stitcher Designer

**This is a nonrefundable event, unless we can fill your space prior to the event**


Materials Included: We will have notetaking materials, machines will have all the fabric and batting to load and threads. Scissors
Instructor Bio: https://d4qe3ws3l0141slmk95pb4vj-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/educator-bios_2017-GinaSiembieda.pdf
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Includes lunch both days and all supplies

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