Education at Handi Quilter

Handi Quilter is committed to providing great education to our customers so they can quickly become proficient at using their machines to finish more quilts. They can expect basic training from the local representative where they buy a machine, but many other educational options are also available.


Handi Quilter regularly offers retreats at our studio in North Salt Lake. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced quilter, we have a retreat to meet your needs. Class sizes are limited so there is individualized attention and a dedicated machine for each participant.

2016 HQU Retreat Schedule and information

National Education

Handi Quilter has a network of National Educators who travel the world to support our representatives by providing local in-store training. Find out whether there is a class in your area by visiting the Events page. Encourage your local Handi Quilter representative to bring in an educator for a few days of training.

Handi Quilter provides machines for hands-on classrooms at many major quilt show events. Take advantage of these opportunities to try our line of popular quilting machines and to learn from experienced machine quilters.

Handi Quilter’s Academy

Handi Quilter offers an annual conference for Handi Quilter owners and those who are considering the purchase of a Handi Quilter machine. This three-day event, held at a mountain resort location, is packed with great hands-on and lecture-demo classes, vendor mall, well-known teachers, meals, and evening events. Quilters have an opportunity to meet our HQ educators, HQ ambassadors, and some of the big names in the quilting business.

Online Education

Would you like some free education in the comfort of your own home? We provide many online videos and tutorials to support our products. You can visit and join our YouTube channel directly, or see the catalog of training videos. We also offer a number of HQ Pro-Stitcher tutorials.

Our educators also present regular free webinars which are broadcast from our studio here in North Salt Lake. Join our newsletter list to receive notification of upcoming webinars so that you can register and join us from your own home computer. The webinar archives are also available to watch on demand.

You’ll also find Handi Quilter on Twitter and Facebook. Like us to get daily thoughts and tips to improve your quilting. Also online you can find our bi-monthly newsletters, our blog for more great tips and tricks, or you can join our HQ Forum and chat with other HQ owners.

Learning Materials

The Quilter's Academy DVD training packages were designed with the longarm quilter in mind and are available for sale through your local QHHQ representative and direct from Handi Quilter. We also offer books, and other training videos available for purchase.

Representative Training

Handi Quilter provides training for new representatives and their technicians. Class sizes are limited so that everyone can learn on a dedicated Handi Quilter machine. This training ensures our representatives are well prepared to provide basic machine training to machine buyers. If you are a representative or are considering becoming one, contact us for more information about this training.