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HQ Boot Camps

Handi Quilter Hands-on Boot Camps

Jumpstart your Handi Quilter’s Academy experience by attending a one-day hands-on Handi Quilter boot camp on Wednesday, May 28. Your $350 class fee includes meals, snacks, class materials, and great instruction by HQ educators. Choose between HQ Pro-Stitcher, HQ Sweet Sixteen (applies to HQ Sixteen Sit-down), and HQ18 Avanté (applies to other HQ stand-up longarm machines as well). Space is limited so sign up now! The boot camps are open only to Handi Quilter’s Academy attendees.

If you are a new machine owner and want to make sure you know all of the basics about your machine or HQ Pro-Stitcher before attending the unique classes at Handi Quilter’s Academy, then you’ll want to attend a Handi Quilter hands-on boot camp.

If you want a refresher on the basics of your machine or HQ Pro-Stitcher, or have always wanted to learn the basics directly from an HQ educator, then you’ll want to attend a Handi Quilter hands-on boot camp before Handi Quilter’s Academy.

Times

Activity

Room in Snowbird Center

8:00 AM

Breakfast

Rendezvous room

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Hands-on instruction

HQ Pro-Stitcher: Cottonwood A

HQ Sweet Sixteen: Cottonwood B

HQ18 Avanté: Cottonwood C

10:30 AM to 10:45 AM

Snack break

Rendezvous room, Snowbird Center

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Hands-on instruction

HQ Pro-Stitcher: Cottonwood A

HQ Sweet Sixteen: Cottonwood B

HQ18 Avanté: Cottonwood C

12:15 PM to 1:00 PM

Lunch

Rendezvous room, Snowbird Center

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hands-on instruction

HQ Pro-Stitcher: Cottonwood A

HQ Sweet Sixteen: Cottonwood B

HQ18 Avanté: Cottonwood C

3:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Snack break

Rendezvous room, Snowbird Center

3:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Hands-on instruction

HQ Pro-Stitcher: Cottonwood A

HQ Sweet Sixteen: Cottonwood B

HQ18 Avanté: Cottonwood C

You’ll still have time to get ready for the welcome reception that kicks off Handi Quilter’s Academy at 6:00 PM.

HQ Pro-Stitcher Boot Camp, Cottonwood A, Snowbird Center

Spend a day in the HQ Pro-Stitcher boot camp for a great overview of HQ Pro-Stitcher, including how to start, open and save designs, navigate menus, and quilt out the designs. You’ll delve into Areas and how to fit designs using Skew and Align. You’ll learn how to Repeat, Resize, and Rotate designs, and finally how to Crop and Reposition designs. With this introduction, you’ll be prepared for the additional, more in-depth HQ Pro-Stitcher classes at Handi Quilter’s Academy.

HQ Sweet Sixteen Boot Camp, Cottonwood B, Snowbird Center

Spend a day getting to know your Handi Quilter HQ Sweet Sixteen quilting machine. We will cover: cleaning, maintaining, threading, tensioning, preparing the quilt sandwich, and spend time having fun with some basic free-motion continuous line designs and using rulers and templates. With this overview, you will have the basic understanding to prepare you for the other classes at Handi Quilter’s Academy. If you have an HQ Sixteen Sit-down machine, this class is also for you.

HQ18 Avanté Boot Camp, Cottonwood C, Snowbird Center

Spend a day getting to know your longarm Handi Quilter quilting machine. We will cover: cleaning, maintaining, threading, tensioning, loading a quilt,  basting, and spend some time having fun with some basic free-motion continuous line designs and using rulers and templates. You’ll be prepared for any of the longarm classes at Handi Quilter’s Academy. If you have an HQ24 Fusion or HQ Sixteen, this class is also for you.