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HQEvent3: Pro-Stitcher with Megan Best



Part 1 (9:00-12:00) Class Description: 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!

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 Art & Stitch and Pro-Stitcher Designer

Part 2 (1:00-4:00) Let’s Quilt - This class of quilting applications is an extension of Part 1 and addresses specific functions and basic techniques a quilter will use on a regular basis to finish quilts with the Pro-Stitcher. Tips and shortcuts for using features of the program are included.

Part 2 Topics include:
• What’s the difference between Reposition, Nudge and Drag and Drop
• The many ways to describe an Area on your quilt
• Using Skew 1 vs Skew 2
• Set up, crop, wrap and advance edge to edge designs
• Quilt straight lines the easy way with Move or Channel Locks


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: All skill levels welcome!
Instructor: Megan Best
Instructor Bio: Megan Best has always loved fabrics and made her first quilt while in high school. She continued to foster this love throughout her education, achieving degrees in apparel design and merchandising/textiles. Thousands of quilts later, she still loves to create. Megan?s career in the fabric industry includes experience in fabric stores, retail management, quilt shop ownership and as a professional longarm quilter. She excels in both computerized and free-motion quilting, winning many ribbons at local and national shows. She quilts on both her HQ Fusion? and HQ Avant??, both with Pro-Stitcher?. Megan?s teaching career includes experience as a college instructor, a quilting teacher for local guilds and retail shops, and an instructor at national and international machine quilting shows. Megan lives in NW Washington on a mini farm (in the making), has two children, and a very supportive husband. Follow her on instagram as bestquilter or visit her website at www.bestquilter.com.
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