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Pro-Stitcher Academy * Longarm Quilting Academy

Beginning Longarm Retreat

Do you love the idea of free-motion quilting and need help getting started or becoming more confident? Whether you are new to longarm quilting or you've done a little and want to do more, this retreat is for you!

We will start at the beginning and work our way through learning everything from cleaning, maintaining, threading, tensioning, loading your quilt, auditioning your quilt, tricks of free-motion quilting, how to use pantographs, how to use rulers, and so much more.

In this retreat, you will have hands-on practice on Handi Quilter longarm machines. However, the techniques taught are applicable to all longarm machines.

  • All kits, fabric, thread and supplies will be provided for the retreat.
  • Taught hands-on on Handi Quilter machines (one person to a machine)
  • Classes begin at 10:00 am and will end at 4:30 pm the first 2 days. On the last day class will end at noon.
  • Each evening there will be opportunities to work on additional projects

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Donna Smith
Instructor Bio: Dr. Donna Smith has been quilting since she was a teenager and has enjoyed expanding her quilting skills and knowledge to encompass a wide variety of techniques. Whether it be hand sewn or machine quilting, she loves the craft. As a retired university faculty member, Dr. Smith combines her passions of teaching and quilting to create a fun and enjoyable experience for all who join her classes.
Includes overnight stay 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.