APQS Beginner's Training is included with the purchase of a machine and is open to anyone who would like to learn more about longarm quilting.
If you own an APQS and would like to attend this class, contact me to be added to the group. This class is included with the purchase of a machine and is a 200.00 value. 9/18/2018, 10/16/2018, 11/20/2018. This is a full day of training so bring all your questions!
Renter Certification Class is required to rent our APQS Machines. 95.00 fee includes a set of zippers. This is a three hour class in which you will learn basic longarm instructions. We will have a large charity quilt that we shall complete and return to one of our local churches. Each student will also have one on one instruction for the first hour of their rental time. The following dates are reserved for certification classes. 9/19/2018, 10/17/2018, 11/21/2018.
Hours are 1:00 - 4:00 . Please call for information and to make reservations. Classes are added as requests are made, feel free to request a class for your group. We are happy to comply!
Intelliquilter Classes (for Certified Longarm Quilters). IQ Rental Certification Class for beginners.
#1 Panto Primer, 10:00 - 12:00. 48.00 fee.
This class is a Step by step instruction for using Intelliquilter as an add on to the machine rental program. This is a great way to experience IQ prior to purchasing AND you benefit from having instructors close at hand to answer questions that may arise.
Prerequisite: You must have taken the Renter's Certification Class and be comfortable quilting on our APQS Machines. This IQ Instructional class will be taught in a group setting and will include a demo at the machine by staff.
#2 Building Blocks, , 1:00 - 3:00. 48.00 fee.
Intelliquilter classes are best taken in sequence.
#3 Line Pattern, 10:00 - 12:00. 48.00 fee.
Free Motion for beginners. 9/12/2018, 12/12/2018 fee 58.00 Doodling is a great way to increase your free motion quilting skills and it's so much fun! Let's play! First we will doodle on paper with designs provided for you to trace/copy and then we will doodle on the longarm. It's fun, relaxing and addictive. Renter's Certification required. The techniques taught in this class are easy and can be accomplished by a beginner. 1:00 - 3:00, Fee includes supplies and longarm. You will share a machine for this class so bring a friend or make a new one! You will need a three ring binder and page protectors to allow for practice when not at the machine.
Intermediate Free Motion. TBD fee 75.00 Increase your free motion skills by adding new moves to what you learned in the previous class. Hit the target and bounce off to create different effects that take your quilt to the next level! Introducing grid work and target practice. 1:00 - 4:30, Supplies sold separately.
Custom Quilting following a map. TBD fee 150.00 and 75.00 kit required. Not sure where to go? Ask yourself some important questions before you place a stitch. Custom quilting may take more planning than the edge to edge quilt but it's worth all the extra work. Let's take the road to custom in a full day class 10-5 . 75.00 Kit required and will be used by the student to create the quilt top before the class. Class fee 150.00 includes longarm. One person per machine. Space is limited.
Intelliquilter Classes (for owners)
Bring your tablet and power cord to the class.
Cancellation policy : The class fee is refundable if you cancel one week prior to the class. Space is limited. Refunds cannot be made if you cancel less than 7 days prior to the class.
Beginning Panto with Intelliquilter is a fantastic introductory class that will get you comfortable with your new IQ . Monday, 75.00 fee. We begin with the basics and walk you through to success with pantographs. Preparing your machine, basting the quilt and choosing great designs will be addressed. We will also cover advancing the quilt, starting after a stop, realigning and saving your work so you can begin again later.
Panto Plus goes beyond the basic panto class and is used to elevate the style and appearance of your quilts. It doesn't require a huge time commitment! Hone your skills and learn techniques that set you apart from other quilters. Learn ways to fit a design inside the borders to the interior of the quilt and choose a different design for the border itself. This adds sparkle and interest, so let's add stitch in the ditch, border to border designs and more! Monday, 75.00
Beginning Custom with Intelliquilter will take you to the next level! Tuesday, 75.00 fee. Learn to set up blocks, sashings and borders. Explore different ways to complete a custom quilt while staying within the beginning skill level. We will tackle a challenge you are sure to encounter... what to do with block of the month quilts and sampler quilts. We will cover stabilizing and how to deal with the fabric shrinkage.
Intermediate Custom with Intelliquilter will take you into advanced techniques such as split, smooth and stretch. We will choose a design and alter it for use in several areas. You will learn how to use line pattern and path pattern to design advanced border treatments. I'll share tips and tricks that have earned ribbons for my clients. This class will enable you to look at a quilt, form a plan and put it into action! Tuesday, 75.00 fee.
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