Handi Quilter 2013 Retreat Calendar

We know that many of you are eager to sign up for one of the 2013 Handi Quilter University retreats. We have now posted our retreat calendar and the retreats are all available for registration.

All retreats are held in the Handi Quilter Studio, fully equipped with HQ18 Avanté machines that you will use during the retreat.

The Basics
The Basics retreat is filled with everything you need to know about the basics of longarm quilting, using and maintaining your machine, and even some popular techniques such as feathers and trapunto. Whether you are a first-time longarm quilter or simply want a refresher on the basics, this retreat is for you.
Feb. 20-23
June 5-8
Sept. 4-7
Nov. 6-9

This retreat introduces intermediate machine quilting techniques you’ll want to add to your repertoire. It includes using rulers to do traditional arcs, curves, and Baptist fans, as well as for Handi Quilter’s no-math crosshatching. Bring two unquilted quilt tops and you’ll learn how to evaluate your quilt tops and get cues for how to quilt your quilt.
April 3-6
June 9-12
Sept. 8-11

Intermediate 2 — You Asked for It…More Techniques
Take your machine quilting to another level from the techniques you learn in this retreat. For example, you’ll learn more about using rulers, how to use Micro Handles to do microquilting, how to enhance your quilt with bobbinwork, and even some surprises from the HQ Studio Educators.
April 7-10
July 10-13

HQ Pro-Stitcher
Using the newest version of the software, we cover all of the basics of using HQ Pro-Stitcher and designing your quilting. We’ll use the powerful software capabilities, such as Reposition, Resize, Repeat, Area, etc. to enable you to create quilted masterpieces and finish more quilts.
Feb. 24-27
July 14-17

Art & Stitch
The Handi Quilter Studio is hosting a class in April on the Art & Stitch software. This class will be presented by Loes and Theo van der Heijden the creators of the program. For more information, contact them at: info@artandstitch.com.
April 15-17

2013 Handi Quilter’s Academy, featuring HQ Pro-Stitcher Education with Hands-On Practice
Have we got a treat for you! Join us for the 2013 Handi Quilter’s Academy, a premier learning event for Handi Quilter owners. The first Handi Quilter’s Academy focuses entirely on the newest HQ Pro-Stitcher software. This is your opportunity to not only sharpen your HQ Pro-Stitcher skills in a tranquil mountain setting, but to meet with other Handi Quilter owners from around the world. Join us at the gracious, world-class Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah in April 2013 for an educational and enjoyable event. More information.
April 17-20, 2013

For more information about what will be covered in each of the retreats, visit our Handi Quilter University webpage. From that page you will be able to check availability and register.

Join one of our retreats and become inspired to finish more quilts!

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One Response to Handi Quilter 2013 Retreat Calendar

  1. Barbara Orf says:

    I am interested in signing up for “The Basics” HandiQuilter retreat but am wondering if the June and September classes are full … I only see November class dates on your website calendar. I have had my Avante for 6+ months and have quilted quite a few simple quilts on it … would the Intermediate class be too advanced for me?
    Barbara Orf