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Pro-Stitcher Academy * Longarm Quilting Academy

Explore Longarm Quilting - 3-Day/2-Night Retreat

Want to learn more about longarm quilting? Join us for a 3-day in-person event to explore longarm quilting. We'll go from longarm machine quilting basics to hands-on quilting fabulous projects. You will have the unique opportunity to learn, practice, and try all of Handi Quilter longarm quilting machine models. This opportunity, which you can hardly get anywhere else, will introduce you to the joy of longarm quilting on the machine that is right for you.

May pay for an additional night to arrive the day before classes begin. Room checkout is NOON on the last day of class.

This event is for quilters who are interested in learning about longarm machine quilting.

*Fox Country Quilts SPECIAL* Purchase a longarm package during this event and get this training plus another 1-2 days for free!

Day 1 AM - Longarm Machine Quilting Basics

Does longarm quilting interest you? Would you like to learn more about it? Perhaps you just want a review of longarm quilting basics. This class removes the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, howto load a quilt and vital facts about thread, needles and tension. Handi Quilter longarm machine and frame systems come in various sizes for every budget, and are user-friendly because they are designed by a quilter, for quilters - just like you!   

Day 1 PM - Free Motion Quilting Foundations

Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free-motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free-motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs.

Day 2 AM - Mandala Magic 

Mandalas are a fun trend in quilting today. In this workshop, look at ways to build these beautiful designs using symmetry, starting with a doodle.

Day 2 PM - Happy Feet!

Have you ever wanted to break away from your basic quilting and really see what your longarm can do? You can piece, quilt on unique fabric, apply binding to your quilts, and a lot of other great time saving techniques on your longarm. Find out what your longarm can really do and get ready to get more projects done.

Day 3 - Exploring Pro-Stitcher Hands on

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!

Includes overnight stay at our retreat for 2 nights and classes for 3 day, meals, snacks, and all materials.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.