Classes


Everyone wants to make feathers. No wonder, they add such an elegant touch to any quilt. Not to mention how the they highlight your skills. Before you leave you will be surprised how far you have gone on the journey to proficiency in feathers. There are lots of types and looks of feathers. We will start with the simplest ones and move on the hump back feathers which allow you to fill in any size or shape of area on your quilt. Not as hard as you might think. You already know that nothing will replace practice. So now you know what to practice to be a 'feather expert'.

Cost: $ 50.00
DeLoa Jones Trunk Show Wine and Quilts
- Feb 14, 2019 07:00 pm

This is a social evening with the addition of a trunk show by DeLoa Jones. You will see DeLoa's extensive quilt collection featuring the wide variety of her skills. Come and share with fellow quilters.

Cost: $ FREE
Deloa Jones Feb 15 Basics for Beginners
- Feb 15, 2019 09:00 am

This class is filled with all the things I wish I knew when I started. These tips and tricks will help you to get started in your quilting career without all the woes of the beginner. We'll start with my easy loading instructions, then talk about thread tensions and battings. I will show you how to deal with some problem quilts and how to use rulers and pantographs. We will then quilt some easy free motion designs that you can use on your quilts right away. You will learn several background allovers, continuous curve and some border designs.

DeLoa will be demonstrating rulers that she has developed recently. She will share all the fun. She will show you how to use rulers and the trick for holding them and lining them up correctly. Along with the straight edge tools, she will also demonstrate how to use the boomerangs for curved cross hatching. The circle busters and heart rulers allow you to make perfect circles and hearts without crossing your hands and then add free motion for more design opportunities. The Rope-a-Dope rulers make great rope designs with a corner trick that makes it perfect each time. It also all started with the appliguide which I will show you how to use to go around your appliques smoothly. Along with instruction, there will be samples and many designs that go beyond the basic use of the rulers. DeLoa's rulers are available for sale at this class. A 10% discount will be given for purchases after this class.

Cost: $ 50.00
Deloa Jones Ruler Demo Feb 16
- Feb 16, 2019 09:00 am

It's too much work, bother and time to turn a quilt to quilt the side borders. DeLoa has developed many simple designs that can be done in the borders free-motion. She will demonstrate how to space your borders and turn the corners. She will also demonstrate how to quickly quilt your sashing in one pass over the quilt top with her serpentine technique. There are 20+ simple designs for the beginner to help you get started in a free motion border adventure. Following the basics of DeLoa's techniques, she will demonstrate a few more advanced designs. All are free motion and don't require turning the quilt. Learn how they fit into, flip over, mirror image, and turn corners easily to adapt any quilt that you may have. Her braided border designs are included with this class. These are unique designs that can fit into small as well as large borders.

Cost: $ 50.00
Deloa Jones Hands On Feb 16
- Feb 16, 2019 01:00 pm

During this afternoon session, you will have the opportunity to practice DeLoa's designs and techniques on one of S&B HandiQuilters.

Cost: $ 50.00
Longarm Toolbox March 16 Betsy Arcari
- Mar 16, 2019 10:00 am

So many tools and techniques, so many choices, so many different ways to turn your own ideas and designs into beautiful quilting. Increase your repertoire of free motion quilting by using various tools available to assist. Make perfectly straight lines, make a perfect circle, make a uniform spine on which to place your beautiful feathers. Create a chenille baby blanket with no piecing, create uniform medallion motifs for custom blocks. The list is endless. The tools are available, and I'll show you how to use them all. Stencils Channel Locks Echo feet Couching feet for yarn and other fibers Groovy boards Pantographs

Cost: $ 50.00
HQ Event April 26
- Apr 26, 2019 12:00 pm

Jan Hauprich Details to come later

HQ Event April 27
- Apr 27, 2019 12:00 pm

Jane Hauprich Details to come later.

Applique Fills May 18 Betsy Arcari
- May 18, 2019 10:00 am

You too can execute custom 'fills'. Small free motion motifs and edge to edge designs can be made small to serve as a filler behind appliqued blocks. Cover solid fabrics in your blocks to make them really stand out. Anything you can do big, you can also do small. We will use rulers and free motion quilting to complete these designs. Come try out small, tiny, and/or micro quilting to fill in behind your beautiful blocks.

Cost: $ 50.00
Rulers - Betsy Arcari
- Jun 15, 2019 10:00 am

We can't get enough of rulers. HandiQuilter has produced 18 new rulers in the past year and a half. The Ruler of the Month Club has featured each one. In this class we will review these new rulers as well as all the old faithfuls. We will look at a gallery of quilts done by Marie Eldridge, the HandiQuilter "Queen of Rulers". In addition to the basics of using rulers safely and effectively, you will learn how to: Use rulers to create unique block designs Use rulers to create the foundation of free motion designs Use rulers to add texture to sold color blocks and backgrounds Combine rulers to make even more unique designs

Cost: $ 50.00