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Handi Quilter Long Arm Training Class

January 20-21, 2023 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to see what long arm quilting is all about?  Want to get your hands on a Handi Quilter Amara & Pro-Stitcher and take a test drive? This is the time. We are bringing in a Handi Quilter National Educator Susan Manry to teach a 2 day long arm quilting class and you will get to try out everything there is. The best part, you are part of the action, doing everything in a hands-on classroom setup with Handi Quilter Amara machines with Pro-Stitchers. 

This two-day class will teach you all the possibilities of a longarm machine and is best suited for those who do not own a machine, or maybe have rented or are just exploring longarm quilting. Class fee includes lunch, snacks, and all class supplies.

Day one starts with Long Arm Basics.  This class will teach you all you need to know about Handi Quilter long arms including upkeep, loading the frame, threading the machine, and tension. 

Day one ends with Free Motion quilting.  Learn how to drive the machine yourself, stitching out designs as we progress through the class.  Learn tricks to improve your skills and have fun in a relaxed learning atmosphere.  People leave this class with confidence in their own skills and ready to tackle any project.    

Day two starts off using the Pro-Stitcher (automated quilting).  Many people think the Pro-Stitcher just does edge-to-edge designs, but it does so much more!  Susan will run you through the program and show you what it's all about.  Get basic knowledge of the program and understand how and why functions work the way they do.  You will be able to jump right in and have the basic knowledge to custom quilt, with a little more practice. 

Day two ends with Rulers.  Get working knowledge of how to use rulers safely and successfully.  You will learn how to use all types of rulers including straight lines, curves, and circles. 

We hope you can join us and let Susan show you how fun the long arm can be!  

Class Info:

  • This is a hands-on class on long arm machines. Class will be limited to 12 students, and 2 per machine.
  • No class pre-work, all materials and fabric will be provided during class. 
  • Lunch will be provided each day. Attendees will be sent lunch menu's 3 days prior to class and must return their daily selections by noon the day before class starts.  This will allow us to get a guaranteed time the day of the class. If you do not respond by the deadline, a lunch selection will be made for you.
  • There will be special discounts on Handi Quilter products during the event.
  • Due to the nature of this special event, class fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to make it to class, you may substitute someone else in your place (just let us know) or if the class is sold out, we can attempt to fill your space from the wait list. If we are able to do so, your class fee will be refunded. 



Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner Long Arm
Materials Included: Class Fee all Materials and Lunch
Instructor: Susan Manry
Instructor Bio: Sewing and drawing have been part of my life since pre-school, so when I stumbled upon a longarm quilting machine, it was love at first sight! Hoping for a career that would put my creative talents to use, I retired from the insurance business and began quilting for others. I now travel domestically and abroad and teach longarm quilting both privately and for Handi Quilter, Inc. as a field educator. There?s nothing I enjoy more than sharing my knowledge and love of quilting with others, or to hear a student remark, ?I can?t wait to get home and do this myself!?. My classes are filled with information, yet easy to understand, and I do my best to teach to all different learning styles. When I?m not enjoying the wonderful community of quilters, I spend my time at home in Central Texas with my husband, grown children, and two pups.
Includes all class materials and lunch

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
Honeybee Quilt Store
9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300
Austin, TX 78729