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Longarm Training (2-Day Class)

November 10-11             9:30 - 4:30 

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 Sandy Rindlesbach 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 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!  Sandy 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 will join us and let us show you how fun the long arm can be!  

Class Info:

  • The class is a hands-on class on longarm machines. Classes are limited to 12 people and 2 per machine.
  • There is no pre-work. Material, fabric, and lunch are provided.
  • Attendees will be sent lunch menus 3 days before class and must return their daily selections by noon the day before class starts, or a lunch selection will be made for you so that we can guarantee delivery of our lunch order for the rest of the class.

Come ready for fun!

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: For those that want to learn all about the fun they can have with Longarm Quilting
Materials Included: Class Fee all Materials and Lunch
Instructor: Shauna Westergard
Instructor Bio: Shauna Westergard is a mother of four with her tech husband. She is a Colorado transplant that loves living in the mountains and Mountain Dew. She grew up in a family of quilters and remembers playing under the quilting frames while the aunts stitched on quilts for bridal showers. Shauna graduated from Weber State University with a BA in Child and Family Studies with an emphasis in Communication. She is fluent in American Sign Language and plays the piano and violin. She considers herself to be an "accidental longarm quilter", because she inherited her longarm before she had ever finished piecing a quilt top. Once she got the longarm set up she jumped in with both feet and quilted over 60 projects in the first year she had the longarm. She is a pattern designer that loves teaching the beginner quilter and has created a Block of the Month group to help quilters develop their skills. She is constantly positive and bubbly, which is a perfect attribute when teaching new quilters to love and master new techniques. Shauna loves free motion quilting and really enjoys working with Pro-Stitcher?. She excels with testing tension, planning quilt path designs, keeping quilts square and straight, and knowing the ins and outs of owning a longarm. She loves guilting and is excited to share the ioy of creating with your customers. Check out her website and social media: Instagram: @ladybugthreads_quilting Facebook Group: Sew Easy Block of the Month
Includes all 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

  •  Tuesday – Friday 10-5
  •  Saturday 10-4
  •  512-257-1269