Sunday, 10 January 2016

Try Out a Long Arm or Mid Arm Machine at Quilt Canada 2016


Do you machine quilt? Would you like to machine quilt? Do you sometimes experience frustration trying to ram that big quilt under your domestic machine?  If you know there is an alternative but you really don't know much more than that, or you want to learn more about these machines, we have the solution for you at Quilt Canada 2016! Read down to the end to find out the best part!

Handi Quilter has generously donated for your use a classroom of Sweet Sixteens for you to try! The best part is the workshops are only 3 hours in length and the topics vary to suit your needs. Sweet Sixteens are considered a mid arm machine that you can sit down at.

It gets better, Handi Quilter is also bringing in an Avanté long arm machine that the instructor will demonstrate in lecture style with a projector and big screen so you can sit in your chair and see close up exactly how she does her quilting. And these lectures are only 3 hours in length so you still have oodles of time to head over to the Handi Quilter booth and try an Avanté, take in the quilt shows or visit the merchant mall!


Did I mention that we are bringing in their top instructors in the industry?  We are, Amy Von Gurp and Sue Patten are coming to teach! They are both teaching 8 different workshops/lectures which gives you 16 opportunities to get informed and try mid arm and long arm quilting.

Take a look at just a few of the lectures and workshops they are offering.

Here is a sampling of two of Amy's classes:

3021- Ruling the Ruler
3021- Ruling the Ruler Sweet
Sixteen Hands-On - Two students per machine 

3 Hours: Friday, June 17, 2016, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Kit Fee: $25.00 (Students should also be prepared to purchase a ruler of their choice at the beginning of the class). 
Skill Level: All levels
Cost: Members:$60; Non-Members: $67
Note: Lunch tickets are available for purchase.
Be intimidated no more!  Come and learn how to use rulers safely and properly to finish your quilts.  In this class we will be exploring the different ways you can use a ruler to finish any quilting projects from clam shells to feathers and background fills.
SUPPLY LIST: Sketch pad, pencil and pen.
3521- Modern Quilting on Traditional Quilts
3521- Modern Quilting on Traditional Quilts
Long-Arm Lecture style workshop 

3 Hours: Friday, June 17, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Kit Fee: N/A 
Skill Level: All levels
Cost: Members:$50; Non-Members: $57
Note: Lunch tickets are available for purchase.
In this class we will explore ways of using modern quilting designs and techniques on traditional quilts.  We will be using a variety of tools that include rulers, computers and micro handles.
SUPPLY LIST: Sketch pad, pencil and pen.

And here is a sampling of Sue Patten's lecture/workshops:


1010 - Add, Alter, Delete, Change
1010 - Add, Alter, Delete, Change...
Long-Arm Lecture style workshop 

3 Hours: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 8:30-11:30 a.m. 
Kit Fee: $5.00 
Skill Level: All levels
Cost: Members:$50; Non-Members: $57
Note: Lunch tickets are available for purchase
This new class will take six design concepts and turn them into DOZENS of designs for every area of the quilt top.  Sue will teach the glass to go beyond what they see to discover what each design can be if you add, alter, delete and change it.  This class takes each design concept and creates blocks, borders, sashing, background, and edge-to-edge designs or all over designs, covering the complete quilt - all in one class.  Students will have the chance to share a design they use all the time and have it transformed into a multitude of variations to fit every area of a quilt.  This is a fast paced, all out fun and exciting class that will leave students with a whole new way of looking at their designs and the designs they will learn in other classes.  Come see beyond what's there and discover what any design can become as we Add, Alter, Delete and Change the way we design and quilt!!!
SUPPLY LIST: Sketch pad, pencil and pen.
1510 - Rule Your Quilt!
1510 - Rule Your Quilt!
Sweet Sixteen Hands-On - Two students per machine. 

3 Hours: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
Kit Fee: $25.00 
Skill Level: All levels
Cost: Members: $60; Non-Members: $67
Note: Lunch tickets are available for purchase.
If you are hesitant about using rulers, you will love them after this class.  Learn to handle rulers and templates safely and properly, as well as how to work with rulers to achieve amazing designs.  So join us and discover how rulers can add beauty and precision to all your future quilts.  Skills Featured: Straight line quilting; Fast continuous-curve method; Right angles and echo quilting; Cross-hatching; Piano keys and borders.
SUPPLY LIST: Sketch pad, pencil and pen.
Head on over to our classes to see what interests you and sign up today, so you don't miss this incredible opportunity!

One more little thing, when you sign up for a class/lecture, you get a ballot to enter into an amazing draw to win your very own Avanté!



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