Longarm Hands-On Quilting Retreat with Kelly Ashton
Join us for a fun hands-on longarm quilting retreat; including both lectures and Hands on opportunities. 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
FREE MOTION QUILTING FUN
Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting - and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connection simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or rilling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs without being a natural artist.
• Classic free motion designs
• Scaling and spacing of free motion elements
• Dot-to-dot quilting
• Nesting edge to edge designs
• Using micro-handles for free motion control
START SIMPLE, EXPAND TO AMAZING
Begin with a basic design from a stencil, a ruler or template, an appliqué, a design in a piece of fabric, or even a shape you draw yourself - then transform and expand that design from basic to spectacular. Add extended and secondary designs, repeats, fills and special effects. Learn marking techniques and tools for applying designs to quilt tops
• Using stencils and templates to begin a design
•Expanding block designs into slashing and borders
•Repeating designs for special effects
•Fillers and embellishments to enhance a design
•Making your own stencils
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
Instructor: Kelly Ashton
Silverdale: Wednesday & Thursday November 8 & 9 9am-4pm Each Day