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Frequently Asked Questions

My spouse or friend is coming with me, but he or she isn’t going to attend the training. Can he or she eat meals with me?
Certainly. We have meal tickets available for guests. You can purchase them when you register. If you have already registered and want to add meal tickets, simply click the Registration link again to purchase the meal tickets you want. Note that because of meal counts we must provide to the Davis Conference Center, you must purchase guest meal tickets before June 10, 2015.

  • Welcome reception, buffet and HQ factory tour (Wed. June 17, 6:00 to 9:30 PM ($75)
  • Three breakfasts (Thurs. June 18, Fri. June 19, and Sat. June 20): $75
  • Two lunches (Thurs. June 18 and Fri. June 19): $75
  • Friday night banquet (Fri. June 19): $75

My quilting buddy and I want to share a room when we attend the Handi Quilter’s Academy. How do we register?
You both will simply register through the Registration page on the Handi Quilter’s Academy web pages. Then make your room reservations directly with Hilton Garden Inn: 801-416-8899 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Be sure to mention Handi Quilter to take advantage of the reduced rates we have negotiated for Handi Quilter’s Academy. Rates are good for two days before and two days after Handi Quilter’s Academy should you wish to extend your stay. You may also choose one of the other hotels near the Davis Conference Center. Many are within walking distance, but if not, you will be responsible for your own transportation to the Davis Conference Center.

Hilton Garden Inn, Layton (attached to the Davis Conference Center)

Home2Suites by Hilton, Layton

Hampton Inn, Layton

Holiday Inn Express, Layton

Best Western Plus Layton Park, Layton

Towneplace by Marriott, Layton

Courtyard by Marriott, Layton

Fairfield by Marriott, Layton

Comfort Inn, Layton

La Quinta, Layton

I’d like to share a room with another Handi Quilter’s Academy participant.

Send an e-mail message to HQA@handiquilter.com, along with your arrival and departure dates and we’ll put you in touch with another quilter participating in HQA.

What is there to do in the area?
The Davis County Office of Tourism is your comprehensive link to one of the most beautiful and thriving areas along Utah's Wasatch mountains—visit their website to catch a glimpse of what Davis County has to offer. From renowned and mature golf courses to sea kayaking on the Great Salt Lake, you'll have plenty to keep you busy weather you're visiting for business or for pleasure.

What dining options are available in the area?
There are dozens of restaurants near the Davis Conference Center.

I just recently purchased my Handi Quilter machine. Will Handi Quilter’s Academy be too advanced for me?

Certainly not! We are offering classes for all skill levels. If you are still getting to know your machine, you may want to consider registering for one of the Handi Quilter hands-on boot camps to be held on Wed., June 17. They are designed to give the new owner a good foundation and understanding of the machine so they are even better prepared to take the various classes during Handi Quilter’s Academy.

Are there any quilt shops in the area?
There are several quilt shops to choose from. However, you will need a car to get them. As part of Handi Quilter’s Academy we are offering a shop hop on Saturday afternoon and evening. Find out more information here. The starred shops below are part of the shop hop.

* K & H Quilt Shoppe (4.2 miles)
250 W 200 N #4, Kaysville, UT, (801) 444-4375

* Quilter's Haven (17.7 miles)
583 W 2600 S, Bountiful, UT, (801) 292-1846

* Quilter’s Attic (19.9 miles)
2155 So. Orchard Drive, #102 , Bountiful, UT, 801-292-1710

* Brook’s Fabrics (no website) (15.8 miles)
220 N Main St, Bountiful, UT, (801) 295-2941

* Sweet Lavender (no website) (7.3 miles)
1878 West 5075 South, Roy, UT, (801) 774-7330

My Heritage Fabrics (15.2 miles)
1843 Valley Drive (in Rainbow Gardens), Ogden, UT, 801 621-2202

We will also have a quilt shop as part of our vendor area. My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe from Logan, Utah will be setting up a mini shop with fabrics, patterns, kits, and MORE. This fabulous quilt shop was featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine.

I don’t yet have a longarm quilting machine, but am considering one. Does it make sense for me to attend Handi Quilter’s Academy?
Definitely. In fact, we recommend that you attend one of the machine boot camps we are offering on Wed., June 17. They are designed to give the novice a basic understanding of how the machine works so they are better prepared to take the various classes during Handi Quilter’s Academy.

What is the cancellation policy if I have to cancel?
If you cancel before Mar. 31, 2015, you will receive a 100% refund. Because of commitments to the Davis Conference Center, there is no refund after March 31. Similarly, there are no refunds for no-shows.

What will the weather be like during Handi Quilter’s Academy?
June has an average high temperature of 79 degrees and an average low temperature of 55 degrees.

We will be driving to Handi Quilter’s Academy. What’s the best way to get there?
Here is a link to the driving directions for the Davis Conference Center. The address is: 800 West Heritage Park Blvd., Layton, Utah 84041

If you are renting a car at the SLC airport, here are driving directions from Salt City Airport: Start out going northwest on TERMINAL toward LONG TERM PARKING A. Continue going straight onto AIRPORT EXIT. Merge onto I-80E towards Ogden/Provo. Merge onto I-215N via exit #117 towards Ogden. Merge onto I-15 N. Take exit #331 for Hill Field Road and turn right onto Hill Field Road. Continue on Hill Field Road for about .6 mile and turn left onto 1550/Heritage Park Blvd. The Davis Conference Center is at 800 Heritage Park Blvd. If you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, it is at 762 West Heritage Park Blvd.

NOTE: If you are not renting a car, be sure to reserve a shuttle to and from the airport. See our transportation information here.