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Getting Started with Longarm Quilting



Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 10am - 12pm
Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related – from pantographs to stencils – will all be answered in this great back to basics class.

Topics Include:
- The basics of machine and frame maintenance
- Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines
- How to load a quilt onto a frame
- Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils
- Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This is a beginner longarm quilting class as part of our HandiQuilter Van Event. We will have two students per HandiQuilter Amara with Pro-Stitcher.
Instructor: Amy Domke
Instructor Bio: Amy Domke was a fine arts major in college. When assigned a project using an ?unconventional? medium, she made a quilt with the help of her neighbor. Thirty years later, Amy is still quilting. She loves exploring new styles and trying new techniques. After many years of renting time on a longarm at a local shop, she purchased her own machine. She now quilts professionally on a HQ Infinity? with Pro-Stitcher?. Amy teaches quilting classes at her local shop, ranging from ruler classes to longarm classes. She also travels to give one-on-one instruction to new machine owners. From her studio, she also accepts quilt commissions and is in the process of releasing patterns for her original designs. She has been featured in some Handi Quilter ads. Amy lives in Oregon with her husband, Chip, and their three dogs. She is an avid tennis player and loves to hike the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
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Includes use of our Handi Quilter Amara - only 2 students per machine

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