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Handi Quilter University (HQU) retreats are held in the Handi Quilter Studio in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. You’ll spend 3 days with our HQ studio educators learning basic-to-advanced techniques for using your longarm machine.
Each student has her own HQ18 Avanté to use for the 3-day retreat. The small class size of 16 students ensures a 1 to 4 teacher-to-student ratio, perfect for personalized attention and hand-holding. We’ll start you off on your way to successful machine quilting so you will finish more quilts!
HQU Retreat Descriptions
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.
2013 Class Dates: Feb. 20-23, June 5-8, Sept. 4-7, and Nov. 6-9
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.
2013 Class Dates: April 3-6, June 9-12, Sept. 8-11
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.
2013 Class Dates: April 7-10, July 10-13
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.
2013 Class Dates: Feb. 24-27, July 14-17, Nov. 10-13
Art & Stitch Retreat
The Handi Quilter Studio is hosting a class in April on the Art & Stitch software. This class will be presented by Loes and Theo van der Heijden the creators of the program. More information will follow soon.
To register for this event please send an email with your name, address, phone number, and level of experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
Event date: April 15-17
Have we got a treat for you! Join us for the 2013 Handi Quilter's Academy, a premier learning event for Handi Quilter owners. The first Handi Quilter's Academy focuses entirely on the newest HQ Pro-Stitcher software. This is your opportunity to not only sharpen your HQ Pro-Stitcher skills in a tranquil mountain setting, but to meet with other Handi Quilter owners from around the world. Join us at the gracious, world-class Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah in April 2013 for an educational and enjoyable event. More information.
Event date: April 17-20, 2013
Location: The Homstead Resort, Midway, Utah
Technology Seminar at MQS
Two days of HQ Pro-Stitcher and Art & Stitch training, including the following classes:
- Stress-Free Custom Quilting Made Easy with HQ Pro-Stitcher (hands-on HQ18 Avanté)
- Creative Applique and Piecing on your HQ Pro-Stitcher (hands-on HQ18 Avanté)
- Wholecloth Quilting with the HQ Pro-Stitcher (hands-on HQ18 Avanté)
- Borders and Corners in Art and Stitch (bring your laptop)
- Font Fantastic with Art and Stitch (bring your laptop)
- Art and Stitch Magic (bring your laptop)
- Chunking Borders and Stitching Oversized Blocks (lecture/demo)
- Placing Odd Shaped Blocks and using the Start/End Points for Fun Techniques (lecture demo)
- Edge-to-Edge Quilting Made Easy (lecture/demo)
Event date: May 13-14
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Registration: Will be handled through the show. For more information: http://www.mqsshow.org