2-Day Longarm Hands-On Quilting Retreat
Join us for a fun hands-on longarm quilting retreat. We supply everything for you to use in class including the machines, fabric & supplies. Not to mention your lunch and snacks each day.
LONGARM BOOT CAMP BASICS
Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just need a review of longarm basics? This class takes the mystery out of longarm quilting by acquainting you with the basic terms, machine features, how to load a quilt, and what you need to know about thread, needles and tension. Handi Quilter longarm systems are user-friendly, come in various sizes for every budget, and are designed by a quilter, for quilters – just like you!
• Definition of longarm quilting terms
• Basic machine features
• Bobbins, tension, needles and thread
• Loading quilts
• Groovy boards and pantographs
CREATIVE TEXTURES AND FILLS
Meandering is the easiest and most common filler for background space – but there are limitless creative design elements to use instead. Come expand your design portfolio by learning the stitch path of a wide variety of creative filler designs. Learn which designs lend themselves best to micro-quilting, and how to use micro-handles for best results.
• Selecting appropriate fills to compliment design style
• Creating special effects with different fillers
• Scaling the fill design size appropriately
• Evenly placing and spacing fills
• Effectively using HQ Micro Handles
If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, 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 how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.
• Handling rulers safely
• Accomplishing precision and accuracy
• Straight line quilting and stitch in the ditch
• Right angles and cross hatching
• Overview of all shapes of Handi Quilter rulers
Only $189 for 2 days.
Supply list: Pen & Paper for notes
Tukwila Creative Center: Thursday & Friday April 20-21 10am-5pm Each Day
Tukwila Creative Center: Saturday & Sunday April 22-23 10am-5pm Each Day
If you like would to make your Hands-on Quilting Retreat into a mini vacation; there are hotels conveniently located near our Tukwila Location.
Double Tree Southcenter
Address: 16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: (206) 575-8220
Address: 400 Andover Park W, Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: (206) 575-2500
|Instructor||Kelly Ashton & Mary Fisher|