Handi Quilter University

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Handi Quilter University retreat schedule.

 Plan now to attend an HQU retreat in beautiful Utah. These hands-on retreats are taught by the popular HQ studio educators. Retreats fill up quickly and space is limited.

We hope to see you at a Handi Quilter retreat in 2014!

Please click here to view the following information before registering.

HQU Retreat Descriptions

The Basics

This 3-day retreat covers all of the basic techniques you will need to get started quilting and take care of your machine. You will learn the fundamentals of longarm quilting: using pantographs, easy trapunto, stitching feathers, as well as the different kinds of thread available and how to adjust machine tension to take advantage of them. Read more here

2014 Class Dates: Sept.3-6, Oct. 8-11



After you’ve learned the basics, this intermediate 3-day class  covers using rulers and templates to create lines, arcs, circles, and crosshatching to enhance your quilting. We also cover freehand designs and quilting borders and sashes. Finally we explore how to use your quilt's visual cues to create the best design for your quilt.  Read more here.

2014 Class Dates: Sept. 7-10


Intermediate 2: You Asked for It...More Techniques

Are you ready to take your quilting to the next level? This class is for you! In this 3-day training we practice more with rulers and dive into other advanced techniques to embellish your quilts, such as feathers and micro-quilting.    Read more here.

2014 Class Dates: Nov. 9-12


HQ Pro-Stitcher

At this retreat, learn to use the most comprehensive computerized machine quilting software available. The HQ Pro-Stitcher software was designed with the quilter in mind. This course is great for both beginners as well as intermediate HQ Pro-Stitcher users. Using the newest version of the software, we cover all of the basics of using HQ Pro-Stitcher and designing your quilting. We’ll use the powerful software capabilities, such as Reposition, Resize, Repeat, Area, etc. to enable you to create quilted masterpieces and finish more quilts.  Read more here.

2014 Class Dates: No more dates this year.