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Longarm & Loving It Retreat!

$599.00$999.00

Longarm & Loving It Retreat

Join us for days filled with knowledge, friends, and fun!!!!

Want to stay where you play? We have arranged with Embassy Suites for a discounted corporate rate. Book your stay through this link here!

We are hosting a 4 day event at Embassy Suites in South Jordan, UT that will be divided into two groups!

  • Group A will attend on July 26-27 (beginner level) – $599
  • Group B will attend on July 28-29 (advanced) – $599
  • There is also an option to attend all four days – $999

The Girlfriend’s are hosting five nationally-renowned Handi Quilter educators!

Group A – The first session is geared towards new purchasers and the class events will cover beginner basics!

Group B – The second session offers more advanced classes for the longarmer that has some experience, or for those who attended the first session.

Space is limited so sign up QUICK!

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Longarm & Loving It Retreat

Your favorite Girlfriend’s are hosting five nationally-renowned Handi Quilter educators!

Held at the Embassy Suites in South Jordan. Hotel rooms can be reserved at special event pricing and include a delicious complimentary breakfast each day of your stay.

The Girlfriend’s are hosting dinner on the evening of July 27th for BOTH groups. It will be a farewell dinner for the first group and a welcome dinner for the second! The Girlfriend’s will also provide lunch and snacks on the days you are participating in the event. All other meals are your very own “Choose Your Own Adventure” with many different dining options located close to the event.

You will walk away with new knowledge, new friends, and even some Girlfriend swag!!!

 

 

Join us for days of fun, friendship, and learning!!!

 

 

Receive a special discounted rate if you stay at the hotel during the retreat! Book your stay through this link here!
$599 FOR (1) 2-DAY SESSION
OR $999 FOR BOTH! (ALL 4 DAYS!)
SPOTS WILL SELL OUT!
Hands-On Classes Include:
  • Stepping Stones to Quilting
  • Longarm Basics
  • Fast, Fun & Fabulous Free-Motion
  • Pro-Stitcher
  • Feathers to Fit
  • Quilting Negative Spaces
  • Borders, Backgrounds & Blocks
  • Pro-Stitcher Medallions

 

Mini Break-Out Sessions Include:
  • Starting a Longarm Business
  • Quiltable: What Is It All About?
  • Making My Longarm Affordable

 

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT EACH CLASS:

 

Session 1: Longarm Basics
Get to know your Handi Quilter longarm machine. We will cover the fundamental basics of: cleaning, maintaining, threading, tensioning, loading, and basting your quilt. Next, we’ll have some fun learning basic free-motion quilting designs and then move on to using rulers/templates.
Session 2: Creative Use of Negative Space
Creative Use of Negative Space- Negative space in quilts is all the rage! Learn to fill in blocks that are too big for your throat space on more traditional quilts and how to plan, mark, and fill large spaces on more modern-looking quilts using Pro-Stitcher as your secret weapon!
Create a Medallion with the Pro-Stitcher
Learn how to create a beautiful medallion quilting design from a simple block. You will be quilting like a pro as you learn how to duplicate, rotate, connect, and repeat to make the design.
Free Motion Feather Class
Learn the basics of feathers and come try many variations. Which one is your favorite? You might come home with a few new favorites. There’s always room for another feather!
Three B’s- Backgrounds, Borders and Blocks
Blocks, backgrounds, and borders- These are the basic components of many pieced quilt tops and there are tricks to quilting them with a cohesive overall look, while creating your own personal style.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS!
KELLY ASHTON
Kelly comes from a family of quilters. She’s been surrounded by quilters her whole life, helping her shape a real understanding of the craft she loves to share through her teaching. Her quilting resume includes projects ranging from simple piecing to complex needle turn applique, all finished on the many different models of Handi Quilter longarm machines she’s owned since 2007.
Kelly’s quilting journey began 30 years ago. She’s done everything from making quilts for the family reunion raffle to owning and running a quilt shop, helping customers learn piecing and applique techniques and traveling around the world teaching quilters how to finish their quilts on a longarm.
She started with a more traditional style of quilting, but developed a more modern sensibility over the years, using her favorite tool – rulers – to bring precision and pop to her beautiful quilts. Kelly loves to share her passion for quilting through teaching. She spent 7 years as a National Educator and is now the Education Manager at Handi Quilter.
GINA SIEMIEDA
Gina started sewing at age 12 when her Grandmother gave her a sewing machine. It was love at first stitch and she has been sewing ever since. Her love of quilting was born in 1985 when she bought her first hand-quilted Amish quilt in Lancaster, PA. Soon after, she joined a quilt guild, learned to quilt, and began teaching others!
Having purchased her first longarm quilting machine in 2003, Gina has years of experience on a variety of different brands and sizes of machines, but Handi Quilter is her favorite.
She presently quilts with a HQ Infinity® with Pro-Stitcher®, a HQ Forte® with Pro-Stitcher®, and a HQ Capri®. She enjoys using the Pro-Stitcher and free-motion quilting. She comes from a long line of teachers and teaches machine quilting on both longarm and domestic machines.
Gina quilts for friends and of course, class samples. She enjoys making quilts of comfort for local charities and gifts for family and friends.
Gina currently belongs to two quilt guilds in Southern California where she lives with her husband. She has two grown children and one beautiful grand baby, which, of course, are what she is most proud of! She is excited to be part of the wonderful Handi Quilter team and to share her passion for quilting and educating others.
KAYE COLLINS
Kaye Collins loves to create and teach. Kaye’s formal sewing education consists of a semester of sewing in junior high with a very patient and encouraging teacher. Mrs. Mitchell didn’t even roll her eyes when Kaye decided her third project would be a woolen plaid A-line skirt. The skirt turned out beautifully and a sewist was born.
Throughout high school and college her supportive parents supplied her with fabric and bit their tongues as she often laid fabric on the living room floor and just started cutting without a pattern. Much of her wardrobe was self-made.
Although Kaye made her first quilt in 1989, it wasn’t until 2017, when she learned she was going to be a grandmother, that she began her quilting journey. As a student of “YouTube University”, Kaye learned to quilt from some of the greatest teachers in the world and immediately started designing and sewing her own quilt patterns. She was using three different professional longarm quilters to keep up with her flow of quilt tops when she decided to learn to quilt on her domestic machine. That was love at first stitch.
After suffering a severe case of whiplash from being accidentally tackled at marching band practice, holding and maneuvering a quilt through the domestic machine became too difficult. Kaye purchased a HQ Forte® with Pro-Stitcher® and has never looked back. She loves the freedom of having the quilt loaded on the frame and is still mesmerized by watching the machine’s robotics at work. Now that she is healing, she is spending more time with free-motion and ruler work. Kaye loves creating patterns and designs in Pro-Stitcher Designer™.
Once Kaye finds something she enjoys, she can’t help but share it. With a master’s degree in education and twenty years of teaching in high school, she has a toolbox full of skills to provide clear and concise explanations and demonstrations. Helping people develop sewing and quilting skills brings her joy. Kaye teaches in person, virtually, and through her website, OhKayeQuilting.com.
Kaye resides in Lehi, Utah with her supportive and enabling husband and two Irish Water Spaniels. She enjoys traveling the country in a motor home, with frequent stops at fabric stores and spending as much time in Maine as possible. She is the mother of three adult sons and has three wonderful grandchildren.
LESLIE MAIN
Growing up, Leslie was always creating. This love of creating led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a specialty in textiles. After ten years of inspiring school-age students to the fun of creating with fabric, Leslie started her own quilt shop where she could inspire even more quilters in their creative journeys.
As a quilt shop owner, Leslie acquired extensive experience and knowledge in teaching all aspects of piecing and longarm quilting in her shop and at local quilting guilds. Being one of the first Handi Quilter retailers, Leslie brings a comprehensive knowledge of all the machines in the Handi Quilter family and loves to quilt on each of them.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

We understand when circumstances change and you are no longer able to attend an event. Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the event date, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made less than 30 days will incur a 20% fee. Cancellations made within 48 hours to the event will incur a 50% fee.

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