Events for Sept. 1, 2017 ‐ Dec. 1, 2017 (118)

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Sep 2017

Sep. 16 — Sep. 17
Bennington Quiltfest
Bennington, VT (Vermont), United States

Hosted By: Adirondack Quilts, LLC

Location: Mount Anthony Middle School

Phone: (518)615-0134

Address: East Rd., Bennington, VT (Vermont) 05201 United States

Description: 24th annual event held by Quiet Valley Quilters.

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Sep. 16 — Sep. 16
BACKGROUNDS, BORDERS AND BLOCK with GINA SIEMBIEDA
St George, UT (Utah), United States

Hosted By: Sewing and Quilting Center of Southern Utah

Location: Sewing and Quilting Center of Southern Utah

Phone: 435-628-4069

Address: 779 S Bluff Street, St George, UT (Utah) 84770 United States

Description: Blocks, backgrounds, sashings and borders – these are the basic components of every pieced quilt top, and there are tricks to quilting them differently while creating a cohesive overall look. Learn how to select and adapt designs to complement each area, and how to accomplish the quilting efficiently and easily. Tried and true fillers and “go to” designs will be featured. Saturday, Sept. 16th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Topics include continuous line designs for sashing and borders, different ways to quilt the same blocks, turning a quilt, using rulers and templates, extending designs into borders.

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Sep. 16 — Sep. 16
INTRODUCTION TO THE HQ PRO-STITCHER with GINA SIEMBIEDA
St George, UT (Utah), United States

Hosted By: Sewing and Quilting Center of Southern Utah

Location: Sewing and Quilting Center of Southern Utah

Phone: 435-628-4069

Address: 779 S Bluff Street, St George, UT (Utah) 84770 United States

Description: HQ 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 to master and fun to do. Whether you’re considering a quilting business or simply want to finish your own quilts, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with an HQ Pro-Stitcher. Saturday, Sept 16th, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Topics include overview of menu and basic functions, working with built-in designs; importing, saving and customizing designs, resizing and repeating a design to fit a specific area, handling thread breaks, creating, cropping and nesting edge-to-edge designs.

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Sep. 16 — Sep. 17
Elk Grove Quilt Show
Elk Grove, CA (California), United States

Hosted By: Elk Grove Sewing and Vacuum Center

Location: SES Portuguese Hall

Phone: 916-714-0904

Address: 10428 E. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA (California) 95624 United States

Description: Come see our amazing raffle baskets and over 120 beautiful quilts. We will also have many wonderful vendors so be sure to bring your wallet!

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Sep. 16 — Sep. 16
HQ Long-Arm Boot Camp
Houston, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse - Houston

Location: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse - Houston

Phone: 281-469-5377 ex1

Address: 18351 SH 249 Suite A, Houston, TX (Texas) 77070 United States

Description: HQ Long-Arm Boot Camp - Houston Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm $35 Per Person Does long-arm quilting interest you, and you'd like to learn more about it? Or do you just need a review of long-arm basics? This class takes the mystery out of long-arm quilting by acquainting you with the basic terms, machine features, how to load a quilt, and what you need to know about thread, needles and tension. Handi Quilter long-arm systems are user-friendly, come in various sizes for every budget, and are designed by a quilter, for quilters - just like you! TOPICS INCLUDE: - Definition of long-arm quilting terms - Basic machine features - Bobbins, tension, needles and thread - Loading quilts - Pantograph Or call (281) 469-5377 ex 1 to reserve your seat today!

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Sep. 16 — Sep. 16
2017 Mountain State Art & Craft Fair
Ripley, WV (West Virginia), United States

Hosted By: Bolts & Quarters Quilt Shop

Location: Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Phone: 304-428-4933

Address: 82 FFA Dr, Ripley, WV (West Virginia) 25271 United States

Description: Annual Quilt Show

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Sep. 18 — Sep. 18
Introduction to Handi Quilter's Avante' & Pro Stitcher
Mountain Home, AR (Arkansas), United States

Hosted By: Remember Me Quilt Shop

Location: Remember Me Quilt Shop

Phone: 870-425-7670

Address: 307 S. Main St.,, Suite 5 Mountain Home, AR (Arkansas) 72653 United States

Description: Sign up for this hands on education event using the ever-popular long arm, the Handi Quiter Avante! Learn the basics of quilt preparation, mounting the quilt to the frame, setting up your design for the Pro Stitcher quilting software and other basics.

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Sep. 21 — Sep. 23
Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
Pleasanton, CA (California), United States

Hosted By: Elk Grove Sewing and Vacuum Center

Location: Alemeda County Fair Grounds

Phone: 916-714-0904

Address: 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA (California) 94566 United States

Description: At the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival you will find a wide variety of Sewing, Quilting, Needle-Art and Craft supply exhibits from many quality companies.

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Sep. 21 — Sep. 23
Once Upon A Quilt
Jacksonville, FL (Florida), United States

Hosted By: Miss D's Quilts

Location: Prime Osborn III Convention Center

Phone: 3863855678

Address: 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL (Florida) 32204 United States

Description: Annual Quilt Show Thursday through Saturday 9:00 am through 5:00 pm

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Sep. 21 — Sep. 23
Handi Quilter education with Sue Patten
Johnstown, PA (Pennsylvania), United States

Hosted By: The Quilt Peddler LLC

Location: The Quilt Peddler LLC

Phone: 814-262-9656

Address: 620 Lamberd Ave, Johnstown, PA (Pennsylvania) 15904 United States

Description: Demonstration classes on Thursday and Friday. Hands on classes for domestic and long arm on Saturday.

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Sep. 21 — Sep. 23
HQ Educator - Denise Best @ Bolts & Quarters Quilt Shop
Parkersburg, WV (West Virginia), United States

Hosted By: Bolts & Quarters Quilt Shop

Location: Bolts & Quarters Quilt Shop

Phone: 304-428-4933

Address: 1809 Dupont Rd, Suite 1, Parkersburg, WV (West Virginia) 26101 United States

Description: HQ Education with Denise Best on Friday & Saturday 9/22 & 23. Also includes additional classes: Thursday 9/21 - Art & Stitch Basics 6-9pm, and Friday 9/22 - Threadology 6-9pm

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Sep. 22 — Sep. 23
QUILTING IS A STITCH with Diane Henry
Gaithersburg, MD (Maryland), United States

Hosted By: Capital Quilts

Location: Capital Quilts

Phone: 301-527-0598

Address: 15926 Luanne Drive, Gaithersburg, MD (Maryland) 20877 United States

Description: Join us for a fun-filled two days with Diane Henry, exploring what a Handi Quilter longarm quilting machine can do! You'll learn tips and tricks and information from the best, the Handi Quilter National Educators. Our main focus this autumn will be on rulers and templates. On Friday, attend "Background, Borders, & Blocks" from 10-1, take a break for lunch, then come back for "Creative Textures & Fills" at 2. On Saturday, we'll really get into rulers: Diane will teach "Ruler Mania" at 10 and "Custom Waves, Curves & Circles" at 2. The day before Quilting is a Stitch, come to the shop for Superior Threadology. Diane is also a Certified Superior Threadologist, and she will be giving a lecture and workshop that explore the world of Superior Threads. Visit the Calendar and Classes pages of our website to learn more and to register for the Handi Quilter and Superior Threadology events.

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Sep. 22 — Sep. 23
Quilt-a-Fair
Longmont, CO (Colorado), United States

Hosted By: Quilter's Stash

Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds

Phone: 970-686-5657

Address: 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, CO (Colorado) 80501 United States

Description: Join us for this annual quilt show and vendor mall.

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Sep. 22 — Sep. 23
Glendale Quilt Guild Show - "Ripple Effect"
Pasadena, CA (California), United States

Hosted By: Kingdom Sewing & Vacuum

Location: Pasadena Convention Center

Phone: 818-993-8933

Address: 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA (California) 91101 United States

Description: Kingdom is sponsoring 4 HandiQuilter long arm classes: Boot Camp Basics, Free-Motion Fun, Ruler Mania & "You Can Do That On A Long Arm?" Visit Kingom's booth for show pricing on HandiQuilter products!

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Sep. 22 — Sep. 23
Two-Day HQ Educator Event
Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado), United States

Hosted By: Ruth's Stitchery

Location: Ruth's Stitchery

Phone: 719-591-1717

Address: 4440 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado) 80918 United States

Description: Join Micki Chappelear for any or all of four terrific Handi Quilter classes at Ruth's Stitchery. Friday, September 22 will be the "Longarm Quilting Boot Camp" and "All About Feathers." Saturday, September 23rd will be "You Can Do That On A Handi Quilter?" and "Custom Waves, Circles and Curves."

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Sep. 22 — Sep. 24
HQ Education
Pinckney, MI (Michigan), United States

Hosted By: S&B Quilting Studio

Location: S&B Quilting Studio

Phone: 1-734-648-0188

Address: 147 N Howell, Pinckney, MI (Michigan) 48169 United States

Description: 6 classes to choose. See our website for details.

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Sep. 22 — Sep. 23
HANDI QUILTER EVENT
Salem, OR (Oregon), United States

Hosted By: Whitlocks Vacuum & Seweing Center

Location: Whitlock's Vacuum & Sewing Center

Address: 455 Court Street NE, Salem, OR (Oregon) 97301 United States

Description: Whitlock's Vacuum & Sewing Center in Salem, OR will host a Handi Quilter Event on September 22 and 23, 2017 with National Educator Kellie Burton. September 22, 2017 9:30am-12:30pm STEPPING STONES TO QUILTING YOUR FIRST QUILT This class is for everyone – whether you’ve never quilted and want to learn, or if you already quilt. This overview covers the step-by-step process, from selecting a quilting design to the first quilting stitches. You will learn how to resize and apply designs, choose batting and backings, baste quilt tops, and all about threads, needles and tension. You will be on your way to finishing your quilts! September 22, 2017 1:30pm-4:30pm A STRAIGHT LINE TO MODERN QUILTING The trend of modern quilts, with large areas of “negative space" has created new interest in straight line quilting and crosshatching. Both are impressive to behold, but neither is difficult to achieve when you know the tools and tricks. Come learn the methods involved and how to create amazing geometric designs by quilting simple lines. September 23, 2017 9:30am-12:30pm CUSTOM WAVES, CURVES, AND CIRCLES The focus of this class on circle templates and curved rulers will present a new world of design options. Learn how to read and use the markings on the templates, and the tricks for making half circles, flattened circles, and perfectly curved lines. Create beautiful quilting designs using swags, clam shells, ovals, arcs, and half circles. September 23, 2017 1:30pm-4:30pm START SIMPLE, EXPAND TO AMAZING Begin with a basic design from a stencil, a ruler or template, an applique, a design in a piece of fabric, or even a shape you draw yourself – then transform and expand that design from basic to spectacular. Add extended and secondary designs, repeats, fills, and special effects. Learn marking techniques and tools for applying designs to quilt tops.

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Sep. 22 — Sep. 23
2-Day Event Machine Quilting Basics and Beyond
Snohomish, WA (Washington), United States

Hosted By: Quilting Mayhem

Location: Quilting Mayhem

Phone: 425-533-2566

Address: 1011 2nd St., Snohomish, WA (Washington) 98290 United States

Description: Handi Quilter educator, Megan Best, will introduce you to long arm quilting: *9/22 AM - Longarm Boot Camp Basics/ PM - All about Feathers *9/23 - AM - Ruler Mania PM - Creative Textures and Fills. You don't have to own a longarm, this is a great way to learn more about machine quilting.

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Sep. 22 — Sep. 23
Quilters Showcase
Birch Run, MI (Michigan), United States

Hosted By: Friends Quilting Basket

Location: Birch Run Expo Center

Phone: 616-374-3060

Address: 11600 N Beyer Rd, Birch Run, MI (Michigan) 48415 United States

Description: Come test drive an Avante w/Pro-Stitcher and a Simply 16. Our booth will have many HQ gadgets as well as fabric and notions.

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Sep. 23 — Sep. 24
"A Quilter's Harvest" Friendship & Eternal Guilds Quilt Show
Linthicum Heights, MD (Maryland), United States

Hosted By: Spring Water Designs Quilting

Location: Lindale Middle School

Phone: (410)381-0695

Address: 415 Andover Road, Linthicum Heights, MD (Maryland) 21090 United States

Description: Spring Water Designs will be vending and will feature hands on demonstrations and test drives on Handi Quilter Longarms and HQ Stitch sewing machines. We will have for sale a large variety of fabrics, tools and gadgets for every quilter. Demo machines available for sale ~ ask about our show specials!

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Sep. 23 — Sep. 24
The Friendship and Eternal Quilt Guilds present "A Quilter's Harvest"
Linthicum Heights, MD (Maryland), United States

Hosted By: Capital Quilts

Location: Lindale Middle School

Phone: 3015270598

Address: 415 Andover Road, Linthicum Heights, MD (Maryland) 21090 United States

Description: Two quilt guilds have gotten together to present a wonderful quilt show. There will be lots of quilts, quilting demonstrations, and workshops plus a silent auction. Capital Quilts will be vending at the show. Stop by our booth and see the Simply Sixteen in action! Try it yourself; you'll love how smoothly this powerful little quilting machine glides over your fabric. Buy one before the show is over and get a free Versitool. You too can finish your own quilts at home, in your pjs, with your favorite music playing, any time of day or night!

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Sep. 23 — Sep. 23
Fall To Pieces Quilt Show
Iron River, MI (Michigan), United States

Hosted By: Sew Creative

Location: The Windsor Center

Phone: 715-420-1818

Address: 612 W. Adams St Suite 208, Iron River, MI (Michigan) 49935 United States

Description: We will have a Simply Sixteen on display for this event.

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Sep. 23 — Sep. 24
Richmond Quilter's Guild Show
Richmond, VA (Virginia), United States

Hosted By: The Crazy Cousin

Location: Richmond Raceway Complex

Phone: 540-786-2289

Address: 600 East Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA (Virginia) 23222 United States

Description: Join us at the Richmond Quilter's Guild Show. We will be featuring Handi Quilter Machines and accessories.

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Sep. 27 — Sep. 30
MQX Quilt Festival Midwest
Springfield, IL (Illinois), United States

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

Address: 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL (Illinois) 62703 United States

Description: Handi Quilter Show

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Sep. 28 — Sep. 30
San Diego Quilt Show
San Diego, CA (California), United States

Hosted By: SewingMachinesPlus.com

Location: San Diego Convention Center

Phone: 760-739-8222

Address: 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA (California) 92101 United States

Description: Take a test drive! Visit www.sewingmachinesplus.com for more information. Vendor Mall, Special Exhibits, Contests, Classes, Door Prizes,

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Sep. 28 — Sep. 30
Rusty Barn Quilt, Craft and Sew Festival
Costa Mesa, CA (California), United States

Hosted By: PAL's Sewing and Vacuum

Location: The Hanger @ Orange County Fairgrounds

Phone: 9496457257

Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA (California) 92626 United States

Description: ADMISSION: $10 for 3 Days FREE with coupon HOURS: 10 AM - 5 PM Thursday & Friday | 10 AM - 4 PM Saturday Come join us for our Festival at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa! At the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival you will find a wide variety of Sewing, Quilting, Needle-Art and Craft supply exhibits from many quality companies. SEWING | QUILTING | CRAFTS | NEEDLEARTS | FREE SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS | DAILY DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS See, test and buy the latest machines and supplies for: Sewing Machines Machine Quilting Longarm Quilting Fashion Sewing Embroidery Machines Embroidery Patterns Embellishments Quilting Patterns Quilting Tools Quilt Frames Quilting Templates Rulers & Guides Fabrics Fabric Cutters Rotary Cutters Lights & Magnifiers Notions Applique Patterns Scissors Sewing Tools Stenciling Embossing Needle Art Books

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Sep. 28 — Sep. 30
Northwest Quilting Expo
Portland, OR (Oregon), United States

Hosted By: A Common Thread

Location: Portland Expo Center

Phone: 503-624-7440

Address: 2060 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR (Oregon) 97217 United States

Description: Over 600 quilts on display, special exhibits, featured instructor, vendor mall, and more. Come visit the HandiQuilter booth for demonstrations and special show pricing.

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Sep. 28 — Sep. 30
SewingMachinesPlus.com 3 Day Workshop
San Diego, CA (California), United States

Hosted By: sewingmachinesplus.com

Location: SewingMachinesPlus.com Mission Bay

Phone: 760-739-8222

Address: 4606 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA (California) 92109 United States

Description: Have you thought about buying a longarm quilting machine but didn’t know where to start? Then this class is for you! Join us for 3 fun and feather filled days where you get HANDS ON with the Handi Quilter Longarm Machines! We have 6 awesome classes to choose from where we will guide you step-by-step through the longarm process. From setting up and threading your machine to creating beautiful backgrounds, you’ll learn it all from Handi Quilter’s, Kelly Ashton! ( https://www.handiquilter.com/education/educators/kelly/) How could this be more exciting, you ask?!? We’re hosting this premier event in our BRAND NEW 10,000 sq ft showroom in Mission Bay!!! I know you’re dying to see it, so sign up today! Space is limited to only 24 students per session so don’t hesitate, just like a quilter on her new automated longarm, it’s FILLING FAST!! Visit Sewingmachinesplus.com to register

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Sep. 29 — Sep. 30
Sue Patten @ Anna's
Fairview Park, OH (Ohio), United States

Hosted By: Anna's Sewing Center

Location: Anna's Sewing Center

Phone: 4407168884

Address: 22250 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH (Ohio) 44126 United States

Description: Sep 29, 2017 9:30 am Details: FREE MOTION QUILTING with Sue Patten Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think!. Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs without being a natural artist. TOPICS INCLUDE: • Classic free motion designs • Scaling and spacing of free motion elements • Dot-to-dot quilting • Nesting edge to edge designs • Using micro-handles for free motion control 1:30 pm Details: 5 STEPS TO A PERFECTLY QUILTED QUILT with Sue Patten Every quilter faces the same challenges when handling and finishing quilts. Come learn tips and tricks professionals use to achieve success in finishing spectacular quilts. Shortcuts, specialty tools, tricks of the trade – you’re sure to have some “aha” moments in this class. Topics include: • Creating a square quilt • Batting guidelines • Dealing with fullness • Turning a quilt • Binding on the frame

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Sep. 29 — Sep. 30
Sue Patten @ Anna's
Fairview Park, OH (Ohio), United States

Hosted By: Anna's Sewing Center

Location: Anna's Sewing Center

Phone: 4407168884

Address: 22250 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH (Ohio) 44126 United States

Description: Sep 30, 2017 9:30 am Details: START SIMPLE, EXPAND TO AMAZING with Sue Patten Begin with a basic design from a stencil, a ruler or template, an applique, a design in a piece of fabric, or even a shape you draw yourself – then transform and expand that design from basic to spectacular. Add extended and secondary designs, repeats, fills and special effects. Learn marking techniques and tools for applying designs to quilt tops. TOPICS INCLUDE: • Using stencils and templates to begin a design • Expanding block designs into sashing and borders • Repeating designs for special effects • Fillers and embellishments to enhance a design • Making your own stencils Sep 30, 2017 1:30 pm Details: CUSTOM WAVES, CIRCLES, and CURVES with Sue Patten The focus of this class on circle templates and curved rulers will present a new world of design options. Learn how to read and use the markings on the templates, and the tricks for making half circles, flattened circles, and perfectly curved lines. Create beautiful quilting designs using swags, clam shells, ovals, arcs and half circles. TOPICS INCLUDE: • Mini-circles, half circles, and full circles • Using wave and clamshell rulers and fillers • Measuring and fitting designs within a border • Curved cross hatching • Alternate methods with the HQ Pro-Stitcher and groovy boards

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Sep. 29 — Sep. 30
Fun With Quilting - A Handiquilter Education Event
Wilmington, DE (Delaware), United States

Location: Hayes Sewing Machine Co.

Phone: 302-764-9033

Address: 4425 Concord Pike, Concord Square Shopping Center Wilmington, DE (Delaware) 19803 United States

Description: Come join Debby Brown for 2 fun filled days of quilting tips and tricks.

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Sep. 29 — Sep. 30
Quilting with Kellie Burton
Medford, OR (Oregon), United States

Hosted By: Fasturn

Location: Fasturn

Phone: 541-772-8430

Address: 3859 S Stage Rd, Medford, OR (Oregon) 97501 United States

Description: FRI, SEPT 29 Free Motion Quilting Fun! 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Creative Textures & Fills 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. SAT, SEPT 30 Ruler Mania 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Custom Waves, Curves & Circles 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Lunch included with full day enrollment.

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Sep. 30 — Oct. 01
Belknap Mill Quilt Show
Gilford, NH (New Hampshire), United States

Hosted By: North Country Quilters & Sew 'n Vac

Location: Gilford Youth Center

Phone: 603-786-6118

Address: 19 Potter Hill Rd, Gilford, NH (New Hampshire) 03249 United States

Description: Typical two day annual quilt show with vendors, raffles, quilt exhibits. HQ equipment on display.

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Sep. 30 — Oct. 01
Fall Machine Quilting Retreat
Simsbury, CT (Connecticut), United States

Hosted By: Sew Inspired Quilt Shop

Location: Sew Inspired Quilt Shop

Phone: 8606518885

Address: 8 Wilcox Street, Simsbury, CT (Connecticut) 06070 United States

Description: Bootcamp for Beginners! Are you a newer owner - or considering whether long arm quilting is for you? Attend bootcamp to see how fun and easy it is! Then, stay for ruler play and feather play for great techniques you can put to use right away - beginner or pro!

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Oct 2017

Oct. 04 — Oct. 07
AQS Des Moines
Des Moines, IA (Iowa), United States

Location: Iowa Events Center

Address: 730 Third St, Des Moines, IA (Iowa) 50309 United States

Description: Handi Quilter Corporate Show

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Oct. 05 — Oct. 07
The Original Sewing and Quilting Event
Fredericksburg, VA (Virginia), United States

Hosted By: The Crazy Cousin

Location: The Fredericksburg Expo

Phone: 540-786-2289

Address: 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA (Virginia) 22401 United States

Description: The Crazy Cousin will be demonstrating Handi Quilter machines and accessories at the Fredericksburg Original Sewing and Quilting Expo. Come take a test drive and experience the fun of longarm quilting.

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Oct. 06 — Oct. 08
Handi Quilter education event
Washburn, ND (North Dakota), United States

Hosted By: Quilting for You

Location: Quilting for You

Phone: 701.315.0053

Address: 210 7th Street, 101 Main Avenue-Mailing Washburn, ND (North Dakota) 58577 United States

Description: Three glorious days of accelerated learning directly from one of Handi Quilter's own! An event you will not want to miss!

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Oct. 06 — Oct. 07
Come Along And Quilt
Burley, ID (Idaho), United States

Hosted By: Hem-Stitching Etc

Location: Hem-Stitching Etc

Phone: 208-878-0236

Address: 1239 East 16th St, Burley, ID (Idaho) 83318 United States

Description: Friday Oct 6 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 5 Steps to a Perfectly Quilted Quit 12 to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided 1 to 4 p.m. You Can Do That on a Handi Quilter Sat Oct 7 9 to 12 p.m. Custom Waves, Circles & Curves 12 to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided 1 to 4 p.m. Introduction to the HQ Pro-Stitcher

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Oct. 06 — Oct. 08
Everybody's Quilt Guild presents "Quilting Our Memories" Quilt Show
Westminster, MD (Maryland), United States

Hosted By: Capital Quilts

Location: St. John's Church Portico

Phone: 301-527-0598

Address: 43 Monroe St, Westminster, MD (Maryland) 21157 United States

Description: Everybody's Quilt Guild is having a quilt show, complete with quilts and other projects on display, vendors, a silent auction, quilt appraisals, demos, raffles, and a boutique. Stop by the Capital Quilts booth to see the Simply Sixteen in action. Try it yourself! You'll love how this powerful little quilting machine glides so smoothly over your fabric. Buy one before the end of the show and get a free Handi VersaTool ruler. You too can finish your own quilts at home, in your pjs, with your favorite music playing, any time of day or night!

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Oct. 06 — Oct. 07
Sierra Gold Quilt Guild
Plymouth, CA (California), United States

Hosted By: Elk Grove Sewing and Vacuum Center

Location: Amador County Fairgrounds

Phone: 916-714-0904

Address: 18621 Sherwood St., Plymouth, CA (California) 95669 United States

Description: The show is held at the Amador County Fairgrounds and features over 120 entries including stunning quilts and wearable art.

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Oct. 07 — Oct. 08
Quilt Show in Orange County
Orange, VA (Virginia), United States

Hosted By: Patchwork Plus

Location: Prospect Heights Middle School

Phone: 540-879-2505

Address: 202 Dailey Drive, Orange, VA (Virginia) 22960 United States

Description: Quilt show in Orange County, VA presented by The Dolley Madison Quilters Guild. October 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and October 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Oct. 07 — Oct. 07
Wabeno Quilt Guild Show
Wabeno, WI (Wisconsin), United States

Hosted By: Sew Creative

Location: Potawatami Casino

Phone: 7154201818

Address: 618 State Hwy 32, Wabeno, WI (Wisconsin) 54566 United States

Description: Guild quilt show. We will have a Simply Sixteen on display.

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Oct. 10 — Oct. 11
A Quilted Crow's HQ Education Event
Garden City, KS (Kansas), United States

Hosted By: A Quilted

Location: A Quilted Crow

Phone: 620-805-5073

Address: 902 Stone Creek Dr. Suite C, Garden City, KS (Kansas) 67846 United States

Description: Kelly Ashton well be sharing a wealth of knowledge with our attendees. Topics include ruler mania, Start Simple, Expand to Amazing and more. To enroll please contact the store at 620-805-5073

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Oct. 11 — Oct. 14
HQ Educatonal & Sales Event
Lake Havasu City, AZ (Arizona), United States

Hosted By: Fabrics Unlimited

Location: Fabrics Unlimited

Phone: 928-733-6331

Address: 2089 W. Acoma Bl #1, www.FabricsUnlimited.net Lake Havasu City, AZ (Arizona) 86403 United States

Description: 4-Day Event taught by Mary Beth Krapil, including: 10/11 Free Motion Quilting Fun 10/11 All About Feathers 10/12 Custom Waves, Circles & Curves 10/12 You Can Do That on a Handi Quilter? 10/13 Pro Stitcher I 10/14 Pro Stitcher II Morning Classes from from 9am-12noon; afternoon classes 1:30pm-4:30pm Pro Stitcher I 9am-4pm Pro Stitcher II 9am-2pm

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Oct. 12 — Oct. 15
3-Day Handi Quilter Educational Event
Whitewater, WI (Wisconsin), United States

Hosted By: Kari's Sew Unique

Location: Kari's Sew Unique

Phone: 262-473-2049

Address: 12524 E County Rd N, Whitewater, WI (Wisconsin) 53190 United States

Description: 3-Day Handi Quilter Educational Event with Sarah Thomas! Learn free motion quilting, Pro-Stitcher, Threadology and more!

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Oct. 12 — Oct. 14
Beaver Valley Piecemakers Quilt Show
Beaver Falls,, PA (Pennsylvania), United States

Hosted By: Little Foot Quilt Shoppe

Location: Chippewa United Methodist Church

Phone: 7244286334

Address: 118 McMillen Ave., Beaver Falls,, PA (Pennsylvania) 15010 United States

Description: 3 Day Quilt Show, the theme - "Quilts In Bloom" Thursday 10-5 Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-4

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Oct. 12 — Oct. 15
Pacific International Quilt Festival
Santa Clara, CA (California), United States

Hosted By: Always Quilting

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center

Phone: 650/458-8580

Address: 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA (California) 95054 United States

Description: A quilt show with both a quilt and wearable arts competition along with many special exhibits as well as the merchant mall with approximately 160 vendors!

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Oct. 13 — Oct. 14
Cabarrus Quilt and Fiber Show
Concord, NC (North Carolina), United States

Hosted By: JS Quilt Shop

Location: Cabarrus Arena

Phone: 704-871-1939

Address: 4751 NC Hwy 49N, Concord, NC (North Carolina) 28025 United States

Description: Annual Cabarrus Splash of Color Quilt Show Quilt and fiber show

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Oct. 13 — Oct. 14
Foothils Quilter's Guild Biannual Quilt Show
Shelby,, NC (North Carolina), United States

Hosted By: Quilting Sew Easy

Location: Cleveland County Arts Council

Phone: 864 649 1313

Address: 111 S. Washington St., Shelby,, NC (North Carolina) 28150 United States

Description: Biannual Quilt Shop, lot of fun and great quilts to see. Vendors with a lot of ideas to sew and quilt.

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Oct. 13 — Oct. 13
Stepping Stone Techniques to Turn Fabric into a Quilt! with Debby Brown
Columbia, MD (Maryland), United States

Hosted By: Spring Water Designs Quilting

Location: Spring Water Designs Quilting

Phone: (410)381-0695

Address: 9691 Gerwig Lane, Suite G Columbia, MD (Maryland) 21046 United States

Description: This class is for everyone - whether you've never quilted and want to learn, or if you've been quilting for years. International educator, Debby Brown will share her techniques and step by step process to help you make amazing quilts! Debby will take you from selecting a quilting design to the first machine quilting stitches. You will learn how to resize and apply designs, choose batting and backings, properly baste quilt tops when needed, and all about threads, needles and the "mystery" of tension. You will be on your way to finishing your quilts! Friday, October 13th 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Topics Include: - Selecting, resizing, auditioning and applying quilt designs - Properly preparing the quilt top and backing - Batting selection and basting - Thread, needles and tension - Stitch in the ditch and free-motion meander style quilting

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Oct. 13 — Oct. 13
Get in on the Ruler Mania with Debby Brown
Columbia, MD (Maryland), United States

Hosted By: Spring Water Designs Quilting

Location: Spring Water Designs Quilting

Phone: (410)381-0695

Address: 9691 Gerwig Lane, Suite G Columbia, MD (Maryland) 21046 United States

Description: If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using designs rulers and templates! International educator, Debby Brown will share her knowledge and experience on how these handy tools assist in accurately placing designs and precisely stitching them out on all machines from stand up longarms to sit down and domestic sewing machines. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely and confidently with a ruler base on stand up machines, and on tables for sit downs. Learn how to achieve accuracy with the markings on the rulers, and the proper feet to use with rulers. The wide variety of rulers will inspire you to new design heights. Friday, October 13th 2: 00 - 5:00 http://www.springwaterdesigns.com/module/class.htm?classId=212773 Topics Include: - Handling Rulers safely - The secrets to accomplishing precision and accuracy - Straight line quilting and Stitch in the Ditch - Right angles and cross hatching - Overview of all shape of Handi Quilter Rulers

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Oct. 13 — Oct. 14
10th Annual Country Traditions Long Arm Retreat
Fremont, NE (Nebraska), United States

Hosted By: Country Traditions

Location: Country Traditions

Phone: 402-721-7752

Address: 330 N Main St., Fremont, NE (Nebraska) 68025 United States

Description: Come and join Country Traditions and National Educator Deloa Jones for a fun filled 2 day Retreat. Friday Deloa will help you learn how to tackle borders without turning the quilt. Then in the afternoon learn the basics of Feathering! Start Saturday off with designs for blocks and finished the day with Filler designs for those negative spaces you don't know what to do with. Call and get Signed up today as Space is limited

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Oct. 13 — Oct. 14
Chequamegon Bay Quilters 2017 Biennial Quilt Show
Ashland, WI (Wisconsin), United States

Hosted By: Quilt Elements

Location: AmericInn Conference Ctr

Address: 3009 Lake Shore Dr E, Ashland, WI (Wisconsin) 54806 United States

Description: Quilt Displays, Raffle, Door Prizes, Gift Boutique & Vendors

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Oct. 14 — Oct. 14
Put a Feather on Your Quilt with Debby Brown
Columbia, MD (Maryland), United States

Hosted By: Spring Water Designs Quilting

Location: Spring Water Designs Quilting

Phone: (410)381-0695

Address: 9691 Gerwig Lane, Suite G Columbia, MD (Maryland) 21046 United States

Description: Feather designs can add a touch of class or whimsy to any quilt, evoking a positive response from every viewer. Learn to draw and stitch these beautiful elements in many different styles, from traditional to contemporary. Then learn how to fit them into specific geometric spaces, turn corners, make feather wreaths, and how to echo and add fills. It’s easier than you think to get started quilting feathers! Saturday, August 14th 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. http://www.springwaterdesigns.com/module/class.htm?classId=212775 Topics Include: - How to draw and maneuver smoothly through fluid feathers - Adding Echos and Fills to your Feather motifs - Fitting Feathers within a geometric space - Feather Wreaths - Turning corners with Feathers

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Oct. 14 — Oct. 15
Longarm Education Event and Sale
Portland, OR (Oregon), United States

Hosted By: A Common Thread

Location: A Common Thread

Phone: 503-624-7440

Address: 15495 SW Sequoia Pkwy Ste 140, Portland, OR (Oregon) 97224 United States

Description: Two days of fun filled and informative classes for those who have a longarm or are thinking of owning one.

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Oct. 14 — Oct. 14
Machine Quilting Problem Solving to Achieve the Perfectly Quilted Quilt with Debby Brown
Columbia, MD (Maryland), United States

Hosted By: Spring Water Designs Quilting

Location: Spring Water Designs Quilting

Phone: (410)381-0695

Address: 9691 Gerwig Lane, Suite G Columbia, MD (Maryland) 21046 United States

Description: Every quilter encounters common problems such as how to deal with fullness, how to create a square quilt, and how to handle crooked seams. Debby will share with you the same tips and tricks professionals use to solve these problems in order to finish quilts that look spectacular. Shortcuts, specialty tools, organizational tricks – you’re sure to have some "A-ha" moments in this class! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to take a class with Debby Brown! Saturday, August 14th noon - 4:00 http://www.springwaterdesigns.com/module/class.htm?classId=212774 Topics Include: - Creating a Square Quilt - Batting Guidelines to achieve the effect you want - Dealing with Fullness and other "interesting" piecing issues - Turning a Quilt - When, Why and How - Binding right on the quilting frame...Really!

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Oct. 14 — Oct. 14
The Kindred Heart Quilt Show
Salem, IL (Illinois), United States

Hosted By: The Fabric Patch

Location: Salem Community Center

Phone: (217)561-1157

Address: 416 E. Oglesby, Salem, IL (Illinois) 62881 United States

Description: Will demo Avante and Pro Stitcher, Sweet 16, and HQ Stitch Sewing Machines

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Oct. 14 — Oct. 14
Quilt College
Wausau, WI (Wisconsin), United States

Hosted By: Sew Creative

Location: Northcentral Technical College

Phone: 7154201818

Address: 1000 West Campus Dr, Wausau, WI (Wisconsin) 54401 United States

Description: We will have the Simply Sixteen and a Sweet Sixteen on display.

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Oct. 14 — Oct. 15
Thimbles and Friends Quilt Guild Show
Abington, MA (Massachusetts), United States

Hosted By: Homestead Quilting and Fabrics

Location: Abington Senior Center

Phone: 7744193984

Address: 441 Summer St., Routes 58 & 18 Abington, MA (Massachusetts) 02347-____ United States

Description: Homestead Quilting and Fabrics will be demoing the HQ Sweet Sixteen. Special show price on floor model. Any new machine model can be purchased.

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Oct. 14 — Oct. 15
HQ Fall Event with Susan Jungerheld
South Glens Falls, NY (New York), United States

Hosted By: Adirondack Quilts LLC

Location: Adirondack Quilts

Phone: 5186150134

Address: 22 5th St., South Glens Falls, NY (New York) 12803 United States

Description: Susan will be to educate us on the amazing Handi Quilters!! We are so excited to learn more and more!!

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Oct. 17 — Oct. 17
STITCHES United
Hartford, CT (Connecticut), United States

Hosted By: Sew Inspired Quilt Shop

Location: CT Convention Center

Phone: 8606518885

Address: 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT (Connecticut) 06103 United States

Description: Many of us are multi-crafters. We might be experts in quilting or knitting, beginners in crochet or garment sewing, and eager to try embroidery. At STITCHES United you’ll find a market that feeds all your choices, a gathering of kindred hearts and hands with instructors and classes to inspire any level of interest.

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Oct. 20 — Oct. 22
Washington State Quilter-Spokane Chapter 39th Annual Quilt Show
Spokane, WA (Washington), United States

Hosted By: Sew-into-Quilts & Sew-Fix-it

Location: Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

Phone: (509)276-2035

Address: 404 N. Havana St. Ste 1, Spokane, WA (Washington) 99202 United States

Description: WSQ-Spokane's 39th Annual Quilt Show "Stitches in bloom". Averaging over 500 quilts and 50+ vendors. Friday and Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-4. 2 Raffle Quilts (1 Quilted in our shop!)

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Oct. 20 — Oct. 21
Longarm Quilting from A to Z!
Logan, UT (Utah), United States

Location: Stylish Fabrics/Bernina

Phone: 4357524186

Address: 138 N Main, Logan, UT (Utah) 84321 United States

Description: Join us for 2 fabulous days of longarm quilting classes. From getting started to a fabulous finish, we'll cover it all from A to Z!

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Oct. 20 — Oct. 21
Quilting Education and Fun
Belleville, ON (Ontario), Canada

Hosted By: Fun With Stitches

Location: Fun With Stitches

Phone: 613-966-4715

Address: 1963 Old Highway #2, Belleville, ON (Ontario) K8N 4Z2 Canada

Description: Join Gail Berry-Graham for classes, All About Feathers, Ruler Mania, 5 Steps to a Perfectly Quilted Quilt and You Can Do That on a Long Arm? Descriptions and availability to sign up on our website. Lunch is included on both days

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Oct. 20 — Oct. 20
Handi Quilter Event 3B's Backgrounds, Borders and Blocks
St. Louis, MO (Missouri), United States

Hosted By: Heyde Sewing Machine Co.

Location: Heyde Sewing Machine Co.

Phone: 314-843-1168

Address: 5451 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO (Missouri) 63123 United States

Description: Diane Henry, HQ National Educator, for 2 fun filled days of Handi Quilter education. Blocks, backgrounds, sashings and borders – these are the basic components of every pieced quilt top, and there are tricks to quilting them differently while creating a cohesive overall look. Learn how to select and adapt designs to complement each area, and how to accomplish the quilting efficiently and easily. Tried and true fillers and “go to” designs will be featured. TOPICS INCLUDE: Continuous line designs for sashing and borders Different ways to quilt the same blocks Turning a quilt Using rulers and templates Extending designs into borders

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Oct. 20 — Oct. 20
Handi Quilter Event Free Motion Quilting Fun
St. Louis, MO (Missouri), United States

Hosted By: Heyde Sewing Machine Co.

Location: Heyde Sewing Machine Co.

Phone: 314-843-1168

Address: 5451 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO (Missouri) 63123 United States

Description: Diane Henry, HQ National Educator, for 2 fun filled days of Handi Quilter education. Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs without being a natural artist. TOPICS INCLUDE: Classic free motion designs Scaling and spacing of free motion elements Dot-to-dot quilting Nesting edge to edge designs Using micro-handles for free motion control

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Oct. 20 — Oct. 21
I Love Quilting!
Idaho Falls, ID (Idaho), United States

Hosted By: Gary's Sewing Center

Location: Gary's Sewing Center

Phone: (208) 522-1422

Address: 1576 W Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID (Idaho) 83402 United States

Description: Join us for two days of fun classes with Handi Quilter Educator Mary Fisher. Classes will include: Fri Morning: Bootcamp Basics Fri Afernoon: Custom Waves, Curves & Circles Sat Morning: 5 Steps to a Perfectly Quilted Quilt Sat Afternoon: Moving on With the Pro Stitcher

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Oct. 20 — Oct. 21
Denise Best at WV Quilt Demo Days Too!
Baroursville, WV (West Virginia), United States

Hosted By: WV Quilt

Location: WV Quilt

Phone: 3043025400

Address: 642 Main Street Ste 101, Baroursville, WV (West Virginia) 25504 United States

Description: Friday, October 20 3 Hour Morning Class Free Motion Quilting Fun 3 Hour Afternoon Class Creative Textures and Fills Saturday, October 21 3 Hour Morning Class Moving On with the HQ Pro-Stitcher – all day, part 1 3 Hour Afternoon Class Moving On with the HQ Pro-Stitcher – all day, part 2 Selling off in-shop demo machines!! SPECIAL PRICING available during the event.

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Oct. 21 — Oct. 21
Handi Quilter Event Moving on with the ProStitcher
St. Louis, MO (Missouri), United States

Hosted By: Heyde Sewing Machine Co

Location: Heyde Sewing Machine Co

Phone: 314-843-1168

Address: 5451 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO (Missouri) 63123 United States

Description: We are pleased to again host Diane Henry, HQ National Educator, for 2 fun filled days of Handi Quilter education. This class is an extension of the basic Introduction to the HQ Pro-Stitcher. Focused on additional functions of the HQ Pro-Stitcher, beyond the basics, this class also focuses on problem solving issues encountered. Tips and shortcuts for using the many features and functions of the HQ Pro-Stitcher program will be included. TOPICS INCLUDE: Placing borders, corners and triangles Skew 1 and Skew 2 Chunking Wrapping and off-setting edge to edge designs Simulation Lunch is included with your registration.

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Oct. 25 — Oct. 28
FALL -- "O" The Knowledge (with Susan Manry)
Forsyth, IL (Illinois), United States

Hosted By: The Fabric Patch

Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton

Phone: 2175611157

Address: 333 West Marion Avenue, Forsyth, IL (Illinois) 62535 United States

Description: We will be hosting 4 days of education. Wednesday - Pro Stitcher, Thursday - Art and Stitch, Friday - Feathers and Rulers, Saturday - Blocks, borders, and Fancy Footwork with Handi Quilter Echo and Couching feet. Plus a fun Friday evening with refreshments and Show and Tell. Come FOLLOW THE KNOWLEDGE with us.

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Oct. 26 — Oct. 28
Canada Creativ Festival
Mississauga, ON (Ontario), Canada

Location: International Centre

Address: 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON (Ontario) L4V 1E8 Canada

Description: Handi Quilter Corporate Show

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Oct. 27 — Oct. 27
Longarm Boot Camp Basics
Columbia, MO (Missouri), United States

Hosted By: Appleree Quilting Center

Location: Appletree Quilting Center

Phone: 573-446-2655

Address: 2541 Bernadette Dr, Columbia, MO (Missouri) 65203 United States

Description: Would you like to learn more about longarm quilting? Or do you just need a review of longarm quilting basics? This class takes the mystery out of longarm quilting by acquainting you with the basic terms, machine features, and how to load a quilt. Handi Quilters come in various sizes for every budget, and are designed by a quilter, for quilters – just like you! Topics include: • Definition of longarm quilting terms; • Basic machine features; • Loading quilts; • Bobbins;

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Oct. 27 — Oct. 28
Going to Pieces Quilt Show
Dimondale, MI (Michigan), United States

Hosted By: Gall Sewing & Vac

Location: The Summit Sports Complex

Phone: 517-333-0500

Address: 9410 Davis Highway, Dimondale, MI (Michigan) 48821 United States

Description: Come join us for a two day show that will have over 200 quilts on display and will be featuring Handi Quilter products.

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Oct. 27 — Oct. 28
2-Day Handi Quilter Education Event with Megan Best
Victoria BC CANADA, BC (British Columbia), Canada

Hosted By: Island Cloth Castle

Location: Island Cloth Castle

Phone: 250-478-2112

Address: 786 Goldstream Ave., Victoria BC CANADA, BC (British Columbia) V9B2X6 Canada

Description: Friday, October 27 3 Hour Morning Class Longarm Quilting Boot Camp Basics 3 Hour Afternoon Class 3 Bs – Backgrounds, Borders, Blocks Saturday, October 28 3 Hour Morning Class Creative Textures and FIlls 3 Hour Afternoon Class Custom Waves, Circles and Curves

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Oct. 27 — Oct. 28
2-DAY HANDI QUILTER EDUCATION EVENT with DIANE HENRY
Fredericksburg, VA (Virginia), United States

Hosted By: The Crazy Cousin

Location: The Crazy Cousin

Phone: 540-786-2289

Address: 4131 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA (Virginia) 22407 United States

Description: Join us for 2 days of fun quilting with HQ International Educator Diane Henry and leave with tips and techniques to help you quilt like a pro. For more information view class descriptions on our website www.thecrazycousin.com

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Oct. 28 — Oct. 30
International Quilt Market
Houston, TX (Texas), United States

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center

Address: 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX (Texas) 77010 United States

Description: Handi Quilter Corporate event for Retailers ONLY

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Oct. 28 — Oct. 28
The HQ Pro-Stitcher Part I
Columbia, MO (Missouri), United States

Hosted By: Appleree Quilting Center

Location: Appletree Quilting Center

Phone: 573-446-2655

Address: 2541 Bernadette Dr, Columbia, MO (Missouri) 65203 United States

Description: HQ 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 to master and fun to do. Whether you’re considering a quilting business or simply want to finish your own quilts, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with an HQ ProStitcher. Topics include: • Overview of menu and basic functions • Working with built-in designs; importing, saving and customizing designs • Resizing and repeating a design to fit a specific area • Handling thread breaks • Creating, cropping and nesting edge-to-edge designs

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Oct. 29 — Oct. 29
The HQ Pro-Stitcher Part II
Columbia, MO (Missouri), United States

Hosted By: Appletree Quilting Center

Location: Appletree Quilting Center

Phone: 573-446-2655

Address: 2541 Bernadette Dr, Columbia, MO (Missouri) 65203 United States

Description: This class is an extension of the basic Introduction to the HQ Pro-Stitcher. Focused on additional functions of the HQ Pro-Stitcher that go beyond the basics, this class also focuses on problem-solving typical situations you may encounter. Tips and shortcuts for using the many features and functions of the HQ Pro-Stitcher program will be included. Topics include: • Placing borders, corners and triangles • Skew 1 and Skew 2 • Chunking • Wrapping and off-setting edge-to-edge designs • Simulation

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Nov 2017

Nov. 02 — Nov. 05
International Quilt Festival
Houston, TX (Texas), United States

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center

Address: 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX (Texas) 77010 United States

Description: Handi Quilter Corporate Show

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Nov. 02 — Nov. 04
Pro-Stitcher & Art & Stitch Education With Linda Gosselin
North Vernon, IN (Indiana), United States

Hosted By: Sharynn's Quilt Box

Location: Sharynn's Quilt Box

Phone: 812-346-4731

Address: 890 S State Street, North Vernon, IN (Indiana) 47265 United States

Description: Description: We are pleased to host Linda Gosselin, HQ National Educator, for 3 days of Pro-Stitcher education. Nov 2nd Introduction to the HQ Pro-Stitcher, Nov 3rd Moving On with the HQ Pro-Stitcher and Nov 4th Learning and using Art & Stitch. These classes focuses on problem solving issues encountered and tips and shortcuts for using the many features and functions of the HQ Pro-Stitcher. TOPICS INCLUDE: Placing borders, corners and triangles Skew 1 and Skew 2 Chunking Wrapping and off-setting edge to edge designs with Simulation. If you were ever thinking of adding a Pro-Stitcher to your HQ Machine or upgrading your existing Pro-Stitcher this is the perfect opportunity. We offer FREE help for life when you buy from Sharynn's Quilt Box.

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Nov. 02 — Nov. 04
Longarm Quilting Education Event
Green River, UT (Utah), United States

Hosted By: A Little Country Character

Location: A Little Country Character

Phone: 307-875-7172

Address: 1740 Unita Drive, Green River, UT (Utah) 82935 United States

Description: Join us with Micki Chappelar from Handi Quilter for 3 days of FUN!Introduction to Long Arm Quilting Open House with lite refreshments Thurs Nov 2 6:30 PM Nov 3 from 9:00AM-4:00 Free Motion Quilting Fun & Ruler Mania Nov 4 from 9:00-4:00 Creative Textures and Fills and All about Feathers. Sign up for one day or both days. Call the store for details. Lunch will be served.

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Nov. 03 — Nov. 04
Customize Your Quilting!
Hesperia, CA (California), United States

Hosted By: Tops and Bobbins Quilt Shoppe

Location: Tops and Bobbins

Phone: 760-881-4025

Address: 15550 Main Street, Suite B-6 Hesperia, CA (California) 92345 United States

Description: Handi Quilter makes it so fun and easy to customize your quilts with the perfect quilting style!

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Nov. 03 — Nov. 04
Bridge of Friendship II Quilt Show
Lake Havasu City, AZ (Arizona), United States

Hosted By: Fabrics Unlimited

Location: Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center

Phone: 928-733-6331

Address: 100 Park Ave., Lake Havasu City, AZ (Arizona) 86403 United States

Description: Havasu Stitchers invite you, your family, and friends to enjoy the southwestern flair at Havasu Stitchers Bridge of Friendship 2017 Quilt Show. There will be 200+ quilts on display, plus vendors, door prizes, boutiques, antique quilts, bed turning, wearable art, raffles, and a food court.

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Nov. 03 — Nov. 05
Handi Quilter Event
Chattanooga, TN (Tennessee), United States

Hosted By: BERNINA Sew N Quilt Studio

Location: Shallowford Plaza

Phone: 423-521-7231

Address: 5950 Shallowford Rd., Chattanooga, TN (Tennessee) 37421 United States

Description: Free Motion Quilting All About Feathers Custom Waves, Circles and Curves You Can Do That on a Handi-Quilter Ruler Mania The 3 B's - Backgrounds, Borders, Blocks

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Nov. 03 — Nov. 04
Demo Days
Bowling Green, OH (Ohio), United States

Hosted By: Timeless Treasures

Location: Timeless Treasures - Woodland Mall

Phone: 4192611115

Address: 1234 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH (Ohio) 43402 United States

Description: Timeless Treasures is sponsoring Demo Days on November 3 & 4th. Not only are we offering demos on our longarm machines, but absolutely the lowest prices on our Demos. Why should you attend???? • Not sure you want/need a long-arm. Come in and try hands-on and see. • A local experienced long-armer, Jo Ellen Kaiser, will be demo–ing numerous long-arm techniques: -- couching, pantographs, quilting rulers, stippling, stencils, Prostitcher – to name a few. If there is something specific you’d like to see, email me (katieswihart@hotmail) with your request. She is also available for private lessons, come in and schedule with her. • If you decide you’d like to buy, now would be the time as I’m going to offer the absolute lowest prices you will ever see on Handi Quilter machines (Sweet 16, Simply 16, and Avante with Prostitcher) Also, I can offer really great deals on New machines -- especially the Avante and Fusion. • Last, but not least, information on some new products that Handi Quilter is announcing at Quilt Market in Houston. Get the first-hand scoop. It is truly exciting and I am thrilled to be able to tell you about it. • Also, I’ll have some good yummy food for you to try.

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Nov. 03 — Nov. 05
HANDI QUILTER EDUCATION AND DEMO
Portland, OR (Oregon), United States

Hosted By: SAVE Stores

Location: SAVE Stores

Phone: 503-775-7283

Address: 6701 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR (Oregon) 97206 United States

Description: 11/3/2017 -Longarm Quilting Boot Camp Basics - 9am -All About Feathers - 1pm 11/4/2017 -Ruler Mania - 9am -Creative Textures & Fills - 1pm 11/5/2017 -Introduction to the HQ Pro-Stitcher - 9am -Moving On With the HQ Pro-Stitcher - 1pm -$39 per class or $129 all three days.

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Nov. 08 — Nov. 11
Hands-on Event at Rocky Mountain Sewing
Littleton, CO (Colorado), United States

Hosted By: Rocky Mountain Sewing

Location: Rocky Mountain Sewing & Vacuum

Phone: 303-949-2334

Address: 8601 W Cross Dr #P-1, Littleton, CO (Colorado) 80123 United States

Description: We are pleased to offer four half day classes. Two classes on Wednesday - Stepping Stones in the morning and Free Motion Quilting in the afternoon - and Thursday Ruler Mania in the morning and You Can Do That on a Longarm in the afternoon. The same classes repeat on Friday and Saturday. Sign up on-line on our website. These are hands-on classes with HandiQuilter's Educator Jane Hauprich.

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Nov. 08 — Nov. 09
Longarm Hands-On Quilting Retreat with Kelly Ashton
Silverdale, WA (Washington), United States

Hosted By: Quality Sewing & Vacuum

Location: Quality Sewing & Vacuum Silverdale Store

Phone: 1-800-687-5175

Address: 10876 Myhre Place NW, Silverdale, WA (Washington) 98383 United States

Description: Join us for a fun hands-on longarm quilting retreat; including both lectures and Hands on opportunities. We supply everything for you to use in class including the machines, fabric & supplies. Not to mention your lunch and snacks each day. Day 1: LONGARM BOOT CAMP BASICS Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just need a review of longarm basics? This class takes the mystery out of longarm quilting by acquainting you with the basic terms, machine features, how to load a quilt, and what you need to know about thread, needles and tension. Handi Quilter longarm systems are user-friendly, come in various sizes for every budget, and are designed by a quilter, for quilters – just like you! TOPICS INCLUDE: • Definition of longarm quilting terms • Basic machine features • Bobbins, tension, needles and thread • Loading quilts • Groovy boards and pantographs FREE MOTION QUILTING FUN Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting - and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connection simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or rilling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs without being a natural artist. TOPICS INCLUDE: • Classic free motion designs • Scaling and spacing of free motion elements • Dot-to-dot quilting • Nesting edge to edge designs • Using micro-handles for free motion control Day 2: START SIMPLE, EXPAND TO AMAZING Begin with a basic design from a stencil, a ruler or template, an appliqué, a design in a piece of fabric, or even a shape you draw yourself - then transform and expand that design from basic to spectacular. Add extended and secondary designs, repeats, fills and special effects. Learn marking techniques and tools for applying designs to quilt tops TOPICS INCLUDE: • Using stencils and templates to begin a design •Expanding block designs into slashing and borders •Repeating designs for special effects •Fillers and embellishments to enhance a design •Making your own stencils RULER MANIA If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights. TOPICS INCLUDE: • Handling rulers safely • Accomplishing precision and accuracy • Straight line quilting and stitch in the ditch • Right angles and cross hatching • Overview of all shapes of Handi Quilter rulers Only $189 for 2 days. Supply list: Pen & Paper for notes Instructor: Kelly Ashton Silverdale: Wednesday & Thursday November 8 & 9 9am-4pm Each Day

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Nov. 09 — Nov. 11
Tuscon Sewing, Quilting and Craft Show
Tucson, AZ (Arizona), United States

Hosted By: 35th Ave Sew & Vac

Location: Tucson Expo Center

Phone: 602-841-5427

Address: 3750 E. Irvington Road, Tucson, AZ (Arizona) 85714 United States

Description: Stop by our booth at the Tucson Rusty Barn show. Get a demo on the new Amara Handi Quilter and purchase gadgets.

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Nov. 10 — Nov. 11
From a PHD to a Quilt!!
Waco, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: Tomorrow's Quilts

Location: Tomorrow's Quilts

Phone: 254-741-6988

Address: 800 Lake Air Drive, Waco, TX (Texas) 76710 United States

Description: We will be learning new techniques to finish those PHDs and create beautiful Quilts. Friday we will host Longarm Boot Camp Basics in the mornings and Start Simple, Expand to Amazing in the afternoon. Saturday we will begin with Ruler Mania and complete the day with Moving on with the ProStitcher!

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Nov. 10 — Nov. 11
Fall Quilting Fun
Deer Park, WA (Washington), United States

Hosted By: Sew-into-Quilts & Sew-Fix-it, llc.

Location: Sew-into-Quilts & Sew-Fix-it, llc.

Phone: (509)276-2035

Address: 110 W. Crawford St. Suite A, Deer Park, WA (Washington) 99006 United States

Description: 2 days of Quilting education and fun learning. 2 classes per day. Friday 9-12 Free Motion Quilting Fun. Friday 1-4 the 3 B's. Saturday 9-12 Ruler Mania. Saturday 1-4 5 Steps to a Perfectly Quilted Quilt. This event will focus on education for long arm quilters! Just $25 per class!

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Nov. 10 — Nov. 10
HQ Long-Arm Boot Camp - Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse
Houston, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW/Willowbrook

Phone: 281-469-5377 ex1

Address: 7979 Willow Chase Blvd, Houston, TX (Texas) 77070 United States

Description: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse - HQ Long-Arm Boot Camp - Houston Friday, November 10, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm $35 Per Person - Blocks, backgrounds, sashing, and borders - they are the basic components of every pieced quilt top, and there are tricks to quilting them differently while creating a cohesive overall look. Learn how to select and adapt designs to complement each area, and how to accomplish the quilting efficiently and easily. Tried and true fillers and “go to” designs will be featured. Topics include: Continuous line designs for sashing and borders Different ways to quilt the same block Turning a quilt Using rulers and templates Extending designs into borders Call (281) 469-5377 ex 1 to reserve your seat today!

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Nov. 10 — Nov. 10
HQ Ruler Mani - Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse
Houston, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW/Willowbrook

Phone: 281-469-5377 ex1

Address: 7979 Willow Chase Blvd, Houston, TX (Texas) 77070 United States

Description: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse HQ Ruler Mani - Houston Friday, November 10, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm $35 Per Person - If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights! Topics include: Handling rulers safely Accomplishing precision and accuracy Straight line quilting and stitch in the ditch Right angles and cross hatching Overview of all shapes of Handi Quilter rulers Call (281) 469-5377 ex 1 to reserve your seat today!

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Nov. 10 — Nov. 11
HQ Introduction to Longarming
Conroe, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: Quilter's Quarters

Location: Quilter's Quarters

Phone: 936-756-7200

Address: 3500 West Davis #270, Conroe, TX (Texas) 77304 United States

Description: Handi Quilter Educator Harriet will be showing you just how wonderful the HQ quilting machines are! Four classes to choose from, or take all four! Call 936-756-7200 to let us give you more details and choose the class that's best for you!!...

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Nov. 10 — Oct. 02
Moving On with ProStitcher
Highland, IL (Illinois), United States

Hosted By: The Machine Shop

Location: The Machine Shop

Phone: 618-654-2233

Address: 518 Broadway, Highland, IL (Illinois) 62249 United States

Description: Whole day class with MICKI CHAPPELEAR Limited class size. Plenty of hands on time.

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Nov. 10 — Nov. 11
HQ National Educator Event
Sugar Land, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: It Seams To Be Sew

Location: It Seams To Be Sew

Phone: 281.302.6059

Address: 1039 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX (Texas) 77478 United States

Description: HQ National Educator Event

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Nov. 10 — Nov. 11
Having Fun learning with Mary Fisher
McKinney, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: Stitched with Love

Location: Stitched with Love

Phone: 972.540.5355

Address: 500 N. Custer Rd. Suite 110, McKinney, TX (Texas) 75071 United States

Description: Join us for 2 fun, learning packed days with Mary Fisher as she takes us from free motion quilting, to ruler work to a deep dive with the ProStitcher. Whether you already have a machine or thinking to purchase - you don't want to miss these 2 days.

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Nov. 11 — Nov. 12
4 HQ Classes with Denise Best!
Bryan, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: Lone Star Quiltworks

Location: Lone Star Quiltworks

Phone: 979 595 1072

Address: 4301A S Texas Ave, Bryan, TX (Texas) 77802 United States

Description: Join National Handi Quilt Educator Denise Best for the following classes: 1) Longarm Basics - Does longarm quilting interest you, and you'd like to learn more about it? Or do you just need a review of longarm basics? This class takes the mystery out of longarm quilting by acquainting you with the basic terms, machine features, how to load a quilt, and what you need to know about thread, needles and tension. Handi Quilter longarm systems are user-friendly, come in various sizes for every budget, and are designed by a quilter, for a quilter - just like you! 11/11 9a-Noon 2) All About Feathers - Feather designs always add a touch of class to any quilt, evoking a positive response from any viewer. Learn to draw and stitch these beautiful elements in many different styles, from traditional to contemporary. Then learn how to fit them in specific geometric spaces, how to turn corners, make feather wreaths, and how to echo and add fills. It's easier than you think! 11/11 1p-4p 3) You Can Do That with an HQ? - A longarm isn't just for quilting tops! Come see how techniques usually done with a sewing machine can be accomplished with a longarm machine. You'll leave with brilliant shortcuts and ideas for quick and easy projects, and a whole new perspective on what's possible with a longarm. Topics covered will include "Slap-li-que", Couching and embellishment, Creating chenille, strip piecing, quilting as you go, and applying binding. 11/12 9a-Noon 4) Introduction to Pro-Stitcher - HQ 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 to master and fun to do. Whether you're considering a quilting business or simply want to finish your own quilts, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with an HQ Pro-Stitcher. 11/12 1p-4p Class cost will be $100 for all four classes. You may attend 1,2,3 or 4 as your schedule allows. Please note this is a non-refundable class as Denise will be traveling a long way to visit us. We will take a lunch break each day from Noon until 1P. An optional lunch can be added for $10 per day.

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Nov. 11 — Nov. 11
HQ Backgrounds, Borders, & Blocks - Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse
Houston, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW/Willowbrook

Phone: 281-469-5377 ex1

Address: 7979 Willow Chase Blvd, Houston, TX (Texas) 77070 United States

Description: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse HQ Backgrounds, Borders, & Blocks - Houston Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm $35 Per Person - Blocks, backgrounds, sashing, and borders - they are the basic components of every pieced quilt top, and there are tricks to quilting them differently while creating a cohesive overall look. Learn how to select and adapt designs to complement each area, and how to accomplish the quilting efficiently and easily. Tried and true fillers and “go to” designs will be featured. Topics include: Continuous line designs for sashing and borders Different ways to quilt the same block Turning a quilt Using rulers and templates Extending designs into borders Call (281) 469-5377 ex 1 to reserve your seat today!

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Nov. 11 — Nov. 11
HQ You Can Do That On A Handi Quilter? - Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse
Houston, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW/Willowbrook

Phone: 281-469-5377 ex1

Address: 7979 Willow Chase Blvd, Houston, TX (Texas) 77070 United States

Description: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse HQ You Can Do That On A Handi Quilter? – Houston (Includes Make + Take Project!) Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm $35 Per Person - A longarm isn’t just for quilting tops! Come see how techniques usually done with a sewing machine can be accomplished with a longarm machine. You’’ leave with brilliant shortcuts and ideas for quick and easy projects and a whole new perspective on what’s possible with a longarm! Topics include: “Slap-li-que” Couching and embellishment Creating chenille Strip piecing quilting as you go Straight line quilting and stitch in the ditch Attach binding with the long arm Call (281) 469-5377 ex 1 to reserve your seat today!

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Nov. 12 — Nov. 12
HQ Pro-Stitcher Premium Basics & Beyond - Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse
Houston, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW/Willowbrook

Phone: 281-469-5377 ex1

Address: 7979 Willow Chase Blvd, Houston, TX (Texas) 77070 United States

Description: Sewing & Vacuum Warehouse HQ Pro-Stitcher Premium Basics & Beyond - Houston Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm $45 Per Person - Join us as we dive into the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher and all the exciting features this machine has to offer. This class is open to all – novice, intermediate, and advanced. If you’ve ever been curious about the Pro-Stitcher or computerize quilting designs, this class is for you! Topics include: In-depth tools and navigation Working with designs: download/import/save Setting, transforming and saving areas Creating a variety of edge to edge quilt layouts Drag and drop method for advancing quilts Cropping inside. Outside, and start/end Handling interruptions – all kinds Modifying designs: resize/rotate/skew to fit Working with multiple designs simultaneously Placing borders with corners Chunking borders Determining stitch order Call (281) 469-5377 ex 1 to reserve your seat today!

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Nov. 13 — Nov. 16
HQ Educator Classes at Sew & Save Centre
STRATFORD, ON (Ontario), Canada

Hosted By: Sew & Save Centre Ltd.

Location: Sew & Save Centre Ltd.

Phone: 519-271-9660

Address: 149 Downie St., STRATFORD, ON (Ontario) N5A 1X2 Canada

Description: 4 days of Handi Quilter Education with Allison Spence. 11/13/2017 class#1 Longarm boot camp. class#2 Start simple, expand to amazing. 11/14/2017 class#1 You can do that with a Handi Quilter?! class#2 5 steps to perfectly quilted quilt. 11/15/2017 class#1 creative textures and fills. class#2 Intro to HQ Pro-Stitcher. 11/16/2017 Morning and Afternoon Sweet Sixteen classes

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Nov. 15 — Nov. 18
Handi Quilter Long Arm Training Event with Susan Manry
Lake Odessa, MI (Michigan), United States

Hosted By: Friends Quilting Basket

Location: Friends Quilting Basket

Phone: 616-374-3060

Address: 1001 4th Ave, Lake Odessa, MI (Michigan) 48849 United States

Description: A Fun Packed 4 day training event with Susan Manry! It all starts Wednesday 9:30 - 4:30 with Pro-Stitcher Boot Camp. Thursday 9:30 - 4:30 with Art and Stitch training. Friday 9:30 - 12:30 Custom Waves, Curves, and Circles. Friday 1:30 - 4:30 All about Feathers. Saturday 9:30 - 12:30 You can do that on a Long Arm? Saturday 1:30 - 4:30 Creative Textures and Fills. $10 FQB Bucks for every paid class! FQB Bucks will be given during the event and can be used on anything in the store! Limited seats available. Sign up early. Call for prices.

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Nov. 16 — Nov. 19
Debby Brown is back in the house.
Pelham, NH (New Hampshire), United States

Hosted By: Bits N Pieces Quilt Shop

Location: Bits N Pieces Quilt Shop

Phone: 603-635-9705

Address: 70 Bridge St U 6, Pelham, NH (New Hampshire) 03076 United States

Description: Join us for 3 fun filled days of classes, with Debby Brown.

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Nov. 16 — Nov. 18
Pro-Stitcher and Art & Stitch Bootcamp with Linda Gosselin
Belleville, ON (Ontario), Canada

Hosted By: Fun With Stitches

Location: Fun With Stitches

Phone: 613-966-4715

Address: 1963 Old Highway #2, Belleville, ON (Ontario) K8N 4Z2 Canada

Description: Learn all about Handi Quilter's Pro-Stitcher Premium and Simulator and an Introduction to Art & Stitch digitizing software in this exciting three day classroom experience. Whether you are new to computerized quilting,experienced, or wonder what it's all about, these classes will give your quilting a "jump start"! Check our website for class details and to sign up

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Nov. 16 — Nov. 18
HQ Hands on Event
Phoenix, AZ (Arizona), United States

Hosted By: 35th Ave Sew & Vac

Location: 35th Ave Sew & Vac

Phone: 602-841-5427

Address: 3548 W Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ (Arizona) 85051 United States

Description: 3 days of hands on quilting with Handi Quilter Educator Mary Beth Krapil. Handi Quilter will be bringing a Truck full of machines for this event. 6 Classes to choose from. Call or come in to sign up.

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Nov. 17 — Nov. 19
Art & Stitch SKILL BUILDER SERIES CLASSES
Fairfax, VA (Virginia), United States

Hosted By: The Quilters Studio

Location: The Quilters Studio

Phone: 703.261.6366

Address: 9600 Main Street, Unit L, Fairfax, VA (Virginia) 22031 United States

Description: Skill Builder 1 – Friday, November 17; 10:30am-1:30pm $130.00 Hands-on class covering the basic features of Art & Stitch. Learn how to draw, edit, apply stitches and save your designs to take to your quilting system. We’ll use the powerful vector tools to learn how to draw designs with quilting in mind. Learn to manipulate the nodes and anchors on designs you have created. Edit existing designs and learn the magic of A&S Magic Square, Magic Circle and Magic Ray to turn simple doodles into winning designs. - Beginner Skill Builder 2 – Friday, November 17; 2:30-5:30pm $130.00 Hands-on class looking at the many different fill types; Cross-hatching, Creative Fill and Motif Fills. Fun with TrueType fonts will teach you to personalize a design or create artwork from object based fonts. We’ll then work with continuous line designs; use features like Connect, Combine, Merge and Exclude. We’ll finish with Edge-to-edge designs with Meander Anything and Power copy tools. - Beginner Skill Builder 3 – Saturday, November 18; 2:30-5:30 pm $130.00 Hands-on class for those that want to digitize like a professional. We’ll add some advanced techniques and apply them to work on your projects. We’ll start with providing ideas on where to look for design inspiration. We’ll learn to create design sets that include blocks, borders, mitered corners and E2E. We’ll look at techniques such as interlocking designs, feathers, pearls and more. – Confident Beginner Skill Builder 4 – Sunday, November 19; 2:30-5:30 pm $130.00 Hands-on class to get you thinking out-of-the-box of traditional quilting. We’ll explore how EQ7 can be used with A&S. You’ll learn to use both programs to audition designs and reduce the time to lay out your quilt. We will then go Beyond the Mouse! You’ll learn how to use your iPad or Android tablet to draw designs, send to A&S to apply the stitches. You’ll learn to create an eCatalog of all your designs and save to access wherever you go. We’ll end by looking at how digital die cutters can be used with Art & Stitch. You can then cut from a wide variety of media, fabric and so much more!

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Nov. 17 — Nov. 18
HANDI QUILTER EVENT
Salem, OR (Oregon), United States

Hosted By: Whitlock's Vacuum and Sewing Center

Location: Whitlock's Vacuum and Sewing Center

Phone: 503-585-7771

Address: 455 Court Street NE, Salem, OR (Oregon) 97302 United States

Description: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 TIME: 9:30AM-12:30PM LONG ARM QUILTING BOOT CAMP BASICS Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just need a review of longarm basics? This class takes the mystery out of longarm quilting by acquainting you with the basic terms, machine features, how to load a quilt, and what you need to know about thread, needles and tension. Handi Quilter longarm systems are user-friendly, come in various sizes for every budget, and are designed by a quilter, for quilters – just like you! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 TIME: 1:30PM-4:30PM ALL ABOUT FEATHERS Feather designs always add a touch of class to any quilt, evoking a positive response from any viewer. Learn to draw and stitch these beautiful elements in many different styles, from traditional to contemporary. Then learn how to fit them in specific geometric spaces, how to turn corners, make feather wreaths, and how to echo and add fills. It’s easier than you think! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 TIME: 9:30AM-12:30PM RULER MANIA If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 TIME: 1:30PM-4:30PM 3 Bs —BACKGROUNDS, BORDERS & BLOCKS Blocks, backgrounds, sashings and borders – these are the basic components of every pieced quilt top, and there are tricks to quilting them differently while creating a cohesive overall look. Learn how to select and adapt designs to complement each area, and how to accomplish the quilting efficiently and easily. Tried and true fillers and “go to” designs will be featured.

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Nov. 17 — Nov. 19
River City Quilt Show
Sacramento, CA (California), United States

Hosted By: Elk Grove Sewing and Vacuum Center

Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Center

Phone: 916-714-0904

Address: 6151 H Street, Sacramento, CA (California) 95825 United States

Description: Admission: $10 for all 3 days. Ages 12 and under free if accompanied by an adult. Featured Artist: Carol Smith Quilts: Traditional, Modern, Art Wearable Art • Demonstrations Door Prizes • Country Store Boutique • Featured Artist Opportunity Quilt • Vendors

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Nov. 17 — Nov. 18
Handi Quilter Long Arm and Quilter's Event
Tomahawk, WI (Wisconsin), United States

Hosted By: Tomahawk Sew N Vac

Location: Tomahawk Sew N Vac

Phone: 715-224-3401

Address: 214 West Wisconsin Ave., Tomahawk, WI (Wisconsin) 54501 United States

Description: Join us for 2 days of FUN with National HQ Educator Micki Chappelear. Whether you quilt on a long arm or a smaller home'domestic' machine, these classes will show you new techniques for machine quilting. We will be introduing the new HQ AMARA long arm machine! Call (715-224-3401), email (tomsewnvac@aol.com), or stop in the store (214 West WI Ave. in Tomahawk) to register. Detailed class information is available on our website (tomsewnvac.com) We look forward to seeing you!

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Nov. 17 — Nov. 18
After Quilt Market Truckload Sale
Albuquerque, NM (New Mexico), United States

Hosted By: Ann Silvas sewing Center

Location: Ann Silvas sewing Center

Phone: 5058815253

Address: 4520 Alexander Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM (New Mexico) 87107 United States

Description: Reduced pricing on all Machines 15 % off on all Accessories

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Nov. 17 — Nov. 18
Machine Quilting Event
Maquoketa, IA (Iowa), United States

Hosted By: Hermes Auto & Upholstery, Inc

Location: Hermes Auto & Upholstery, Inc

Phone: 563-652-2279

Address: 1325 E PLATT ST, Maquoketa, IA (Iowa) 52060 United States

Description: Class Schedule: Friday, November 17, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SIT DOWN QUILTING BOOT CAMP BASICS Do you quilt on a sewing machine, but long for more space? Do you have limited space for a quilting machine, and prefer to sit down to quilt? Come see how the HQ Sweet Sixteen will solve those problems and help you finish quilts of any size! The machine features make free motion quilting a breeze, and additional creative feet and gadgets take you far beyond meandering and stitch-in-the-ditch. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ALL ABOUT FEATHERS Feather designs always add a touch of class to any quilt, evoking a positive response from any viewer. Learn to draw and stitch these beautiful elements in many different styles, from traditional to contemporary. Then learn how to fit them in specific geometric spaces, how to turn corners, make feather wreaths, and how to echo and add fills. It’s easier than you think! Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. A STRAIGHT LINE PATH TO MODERN QUILTING The trend of modern quilts, with large areas of “negative space”, has created new interest in straight line quilting and crosshatching. Both are impressive to behold, but neither is difficult to achieve when you know the tools and tricks. Come learn the methods involved and how to create amazing geometric designs by quilting simple lines. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. MOVING ON WITH THE HQ PRO-STITCHER This class is an extension of the basic Introduction to the HQ Pro-Stitcher. Focused on additional functions of the HQ Pro-Stitcher, beyond the basics, this class also focuses on problem solving issues encountered. Tips and shortcuts for using the many features and functions of the HQ Pro-Stitcher program will be included. Call today to sign up for classes Phone: 563-652-2279

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Nov. 18 — Nov. 19
All Things Long-Arming with Allison Spence
St Catharines, ON (Ontario), Canada

Hosted By: Kindred Spirits Quilt Co.

Location: Kindred Spirits Quilt Co

Phone: 905-397-9500

Address: 211 Martindale Road, St Catharines, ON (Ontario) L2S 3V7 Canada

Description: Two days of Quilting Techniques that you simply must see to get the beautiful results you dream of! Join Kindred Spirits and National Educator Allison Spence for hands on training to gain the technical knowledge that every successful quilter must have. Sounds serious but we have a lot of fun too! Pre-order your Handi Quilter stand up quilting system before October 20 and this entire training weekend is included.

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Nov. 24 — Nov. 25
Unveiling the Amara
Riverside, CA (California), United States

Hosted By: The Quilter’s Cocoon

Location: The Quilter’s Cocoon

Phone: 951-351-0346

Address: 9901 Indiana Ave. #104, Riverside, CA (California) 92503 United States

Description: Come see the amazing new addition to the Handi Quilter family. The Amara is the new 20” long arm quilting machine. It has 20 new features you have to see. This is an opportunity to see the Amara up close and personal. This is a store wide event and there will be drawings, sales promotions and refreshments. Quilters Cocoon is offering free shipping on all machines ordered on November 24th and 25th. We also have below show pricing on new Avante and Fusion Quilting Machines. Come share the excitement.

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Nov. 29 — Dec. 02
Four Day Quilting Event with Debbie Brown
Ocala, FL (Florida), United States

Hosted By: Tomorrow's Treasures Quilt Shop

Location: Tomorrow's Treasures Quilt Shop

Phone: 352-690-1915

Address: 6122 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL (Florida) 34476 United States

Description: Four wonderful days with Debbie Brown learning all the steps from first quilt to masterpiece! Rulers, Feathers and much more. Sign up for all eight classes or just one or two. The choice is yours.

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Nov. 29 — Dec. 01
Hands On HQ Education Event
Billings, MT (Montana), United States

Hosted By: Bernina Sewing & Fabric Center

Location: Bernina Sewing & Fabric Center

Phone: 406-656-4999

Address: 1505 Rehberg Lane, Billings, MT (Montana) 59102 United States

Description: This is the first time for this type of HandiQuilter Event at Bernina Sewing Center. There will be 12 HandiQuilter Longarms set up in our classroom for people to use during this event. Does longarm quilting interest you, and you would like to try it out? Or do you want to take some hands on classes to learn new techniques? HQ Educator Kelly Ashton will be conducting these classes - all interested quilters are welcome!

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Nov. 30 — Dec. 02
Houston Handi Quilter Training
Spring, TX (Texas), United States

Hosted By: Texas Quilt Machines

Location: Texas Quilt Machines

Phone: 281-793-1777

Address: 2311 Sciaaca Road, Spring, TX (Texas) 77373 United States

Description: Houston, Handi Quilter Training, for Current Handi Quilter owners and New HQ Owners. Free classes, with Handi Quilter Machine purchase.

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Nov. 30 — Dec. 02
Tops Handi Quilter Education Extravaganza
Sarasota, FL (Florida), United States

Hosted By: Tops Quilter's Playground

Location: The Devyn Ballroom

Phone: 9417061521

Address: 7113 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL (Florida) 34231 United States

Description: 7 classes offered over the course of three days! Day 1 Longarm Boot Camp Basics 9-12 LUNCH 12-1 Sitdown Quilting Boot Camp Basics 1-4 Day 2 All About Feathers 9-12 LUNCH 12-1 Start Simple, Expand to Amazing! 1-4 Day 3 Introduction to Pro-Stitcher 9-12 LUNCH 12-1 Moving On with the HQ Pro-Stitcher 1-4 Intro to Art & Stitch 5-7

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