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Handi Quilter VAN Event!


The famous Handi Quilter Van is coming to visit the Girlfriends at our Sandy, UT location! It is bringing with it the best of the best Handi Quilter Educators! There are 4 different hands on classes to choose from. Pick and choose, or get 1 class FREE when you sign up for all 4! Keep scrolling for class dates, costs and descriptions.

The HQ Van is a mobile classroom, specially equipped with six HQ Amara® longarm machines. The van travels all over the U.S. to deliver the best in longarm quilting education. Our 3 or 4-day education events feature a variety of longarm basics, free-motion quilting, ruler work, or Pro-Stitcher™ classes.

Take your photo with the Handi Quilter van and share it on social media with the hashtags #FollowTheVan and #AndIQuilt to be featured in the Handi Quilter photo gallery. 

We are working hard to keep our educators, employees and customers safe! Due to current COVID guidelines, we are limiting class sizes to one quilter per machine (or 2 per household). We are providing 6 machines per class, so don’t wait to grab your spot!

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Handi Quilter VAN Event!

CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 Different Classes to Choose From!

1. Taking The Mystery Out of Longarm Quilting:

  • Dates & Times:
    • October 14, 10:00-1:00 pm
    • October 16, 10:00-1:00 pm
  • Cost: $39.00
  • Curious about solving the mystery of longarm quilting? Or are you looking for a chance to brush up your longarm skills? This class demystifies longarm quilting by teaching all the basics! We’ll start with machine and frame features and maintenance, then demonstrate loading a quilt. We’ll move on to picking the perfect thread for your project, setting your tension, and choosing designs for your quilt. This class is full of great tips and tricks while exhibiting all the great features found in the Handi Quilter machine lineup.
  • Topics Include:
    • Longarm machine and frame features and maintenance

    • How to set tension on a bobbin and your machine, needles and thread

    • How to load your quilt onto a frame

    • Choosing the right thread and designs for your project

    • A basic overview of free-motion techniques and ruler work

2. Building A Free Motion Quilting Design Library:

  • Dates & Times:
    • October 14, 3:00-6:00 pm
    • October 16, 3:00-6:00 pm
  • Cost: $39.00
  • Building a library of free-motion quilting designs is fun – and it’s easier than you think! By exploring different designs – from simple blocks to an all-over design – you can create designs that can be used to complete any quilt. Learn how drawing a simple shape and then connecting it or just using a part of it can make finishing your quilts fast and fun.

  • Topics Include:

    • Develop a library of free-motion designs

    • How to plan out a quilting path

    • Exploring different designs based on a basic shape

    • Adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs

    • Using a grid to layout your quilting design

3. Using Rulers & Templates:

  • Dates & Times:
    • October 15, 10:00-1:00 pm
    • October 17, 10:00-1:00 pm
  • Cost: $39.00
  • Looking for the perfect circle or wave? Or how about a heart or arc? These shapes are all possible with consistency and precision when you use a ruler or template. Learn the safe way to use these tools, starting with the right foot. We’ll explore designs like waves with channels, curved crosshatching, and echoing around applique. Rulers will become your new favorite quilting design tool.

  • Topics Include:

    • Ruler safety: Sure Foot, ruler base & the right rulers

    • Use ruler markings for precision and accuracy

    • How to mark for rulers

    • HQ VersaTool®: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs

    • Wave Rulers, modern and classic designs

4. Intro to Pro-Stitcher – Part 1:

  • Dates & Times:
    • October 15, 3:00-6:00 pm
    • October 17, 3:00-6:00 pm
  • Cost: $39.00
  • 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 Pro-Stitcher Designer

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