HQuilting Elevated Logo

 



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, June 8. Your $400 class fee includes meals, snacks, class materials, and great instruction by HQ educators who are certified to teach Art and Stitch.

Choose from three hands-on boot camps:

  • HQ Pro-Stitcher
  • HQ Sweet Sixteen (applies to any sit-down free-motion quilting)
  • HQ Avanté (applies to other HQ stand-up longarm machines as well)
  • Art & Stitch (bring your laptop with Art & Stitch loaded for a hands-on experience)

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.

TimesActivityRoom in Davis Conference Center
8:00 AM Breakfast Stratus
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Hands-on instruction HQ Pro-Stitcher: Meridian D/H
HQ Sweet Sixteen: Meridian G
HQ Avanté: Meridian A/E
Art & Stitch: Twilight 3
10:30 AM to 10:45 AM Snack break Stratus
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM Hands-on instruction HQ Pro-Stitcher: Meridian D/H
HQ Sweet Sixteen: Meridian G
HQ Avanté: Meridian A/E
Art & Stitch: Twilight 3
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch Stratus
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Hands-on instruction HQ Pro-Stitcher: Meridian D/H
HQ Sweet Sixteen: Meridian G
HQ Avanté: Meridian A/E
Art & Stitch: Twilight 3
3:00 PM to 3:15 PM Snack break Stratus
3:15 PM to 5:15 PM Hands-on instruction HQ Pro-Stitcher: Meridian D/H
HQ Sweet Sixteen: Meridian G
HQ Avanté: Meridian A/E
Art & Stitch: Twilight 3


HQ Pro-Stitcher Boot Camp, Meridian D/H, Davis Conference 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, Meridian G, Davis Conference 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.

HQ Avanté Boot Camp, Meridian A/E, Davis Conference 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 HQ Fusion or HQ Sixteen, this boot camp is also for you.

New in 2016! Art & Stitch Boot Camp, Twilight 3, Davis Conference Center

Spend a day learning the basics of Art & Stitch. We will cover: important features on the opening screen, drawing tools and the purpose of each, how to work efficiently using the editing tools, how to manipulate parts of a design, use of the Backdrop Tool, the Library and its contents, and the help and education available. After boot camp, you’ll have a great foundational understanding of Art & Stitch and will be prepared for the full Art & Stitch track at Quilting Elevated.