Classes & Events
I love longarm quilting and certainly wish everyone could enjoy this passion of mine. It's important to remember that longarm quilting is a physical activity and you are using machinery. You must be able to stand comfortably and be aware of the sounds the machines make including the purpose of the sound. We keep your safety at the forefront of our operation. Thank you, Sheridan
Club Meetings! We are so excited.
APQS Longarm Club meets on the even months for sharing and socializing. 10:00 - 12:00 Registration is required.
Call 828-595-2296 Next meeting is 8/9/22. This is open to owners and guests but everyone must register prior to attending.
Intelliquilter Club meets on the even months. Owners and those interested in learning about IQ are invited to attend after registering.
Call 828-595-2296.We are hosting this club from 1:30 - 3:30 on 8/9/22. Bring Show and Tell! Call for info!
Intelliquilter Classes (for owners) . Contact Sheridan 828-808-0065
Payment is due when registering and will be refunded if the class is canceled.
There are two options for classes.
We offer Mentoring Classes to build your confidence and continue your growth with IQ. This class is taught with one or two attendees. Small class and personalized instructions. Other studio activities will be in progress while your class is in session.
We also offer Group Classes
Classes may be offered at our studio or at retreat facilities around the Eastern US. We travel to teach where other IQ Teachers are not available. If you are interested in hosting a class, contact Sheridan to discuss your ideas. Private group classes may also be taught at your studio.
Summer of 22 Class
August 15, 16 and 17 Registration is open!
Bring your tablet, stand and power cord to the class. Handout provided.
Cancellation policy : The class fee is refunded if the class is cancelled. Space is limited to 12 students. Fee per attendee $500.00 and must be paid when registering. Checks are accepted.
Three day session includes all classes! Payment cannot be refunded due to the dedication and commitment required to travel and teach.. If you must cancel, you may use the credit for future purchases.
Day 1 (Lunch break 12:00-1:30)
Beginning Panto with Intelliquilter is a fantastic class that will get you more comfortable with your IQ . 9:00 - 12:00
We begin with the basics including maintaining your IQ. Understanding maintenance allows you fewer interruptions. I'll walk you through to success with pantographs while at the machine. Choosing great designs will be addressed and I'll explain why. We will also cover advancing the quilt, starting after a stop, adjusting the outside edges, realigning and saving your work so you can begin again later. You will create a quilt map and you will know how to put it in action when you return to your machine.
Quotes from attendees: "I didn't know there was so much to know about pantographs!" "I was doing everything the hard way."
Day 1 PM Class
Beginning Custom with Intelliquilter will take you to the next level! 1:30 - 4:30 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. Let's use our editing functions to make the quilts look great even if the piecing isn't!
Day 2 AM Class (Lunch Break 12 - 1:30)
Borders and how to deal with fullness, designs that work hard and how to choose the best design for the desired outcome. Line patterns, pantographs and block patterns can be used for borders. How do you choose?
We will also continue through our list of questions that each student has submitted prior to the class. Make this class meet your needs! 9:00 - 12:00
Quotes by attendees: "I've always been afraid of custom, wow now I can't wait!"
Day 2 PM Class
Panto Plus is used to elevate the style and appearance of your quilts. Learn ways to fit a design inside the borders and choose a different design for the border. This adds sparkle and interest, so let's add stitch in the ditch, border to border designs and more! 1:30 - 4:30
Quotes by attendees:
'Now I understand why stitch in the ditch is a great tool." " Thanks for explaining how to choose the right design, it makes it so much easier.
Day 3 (Lunch 12:00 - 1:30)
Custom quilting 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 This class will enable you to look at a quilt, form a plan and put it into action! Topics for this class include many of the custom features that are included in the ClassIQ version of Intelliquilter. I will show additional ways for BasIQ Plus owners (if desired) 9:00 - 12:00
Day 3 PM Class
Custom Quilting with Intelliquilter will allow you to stitch in the ditch to define, choose no sew zones to isolate and clipping blocks to trim an area to perfection. Find the patterns that make your workload lighter. We will also cover the "oops" moments that are surely to occur. Ask your questions and understand the answers by seeing in person! 1:30 - 4:30
Quotes by attendees: "I needed to see it to do it, thanks so much for this class."
More IQ Classes for Specific Knowledge
Coming in 2022!!!
I have custom designed panels for each of the topics, The panel will be included in the class fee and we will have live sessions through Zoom. Your class will also include videos that you will have access to! The great news is there's no travel for these classes and each will be a specific topic that you are looking for. Don't forget the personal attention!
Edge to edge? Yes!
Semi Custom? Yes!
What about no sew zones on large quilts? Yes!
This is only the beginning!
APQS Studio Classes
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. This is a full day of training so bring all your questions! Registration required. August 19, 2022
Long arm Mentoring Class 295.00 fee. This is a six hour class in which you will learn basic longarm instructions and advance through the course with dedication to learning. Limited number of openings per year. This isn't a one time dedication, this is an extended learning program for individuals who are dedicated to advancing their longarm journey. Call to schedule an interview with Sheridan. 828-595-2296
Current Certified Renters are encouraged to advance their skills with continuing education. Call us!
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