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  •  Tuesday – Friday 10-5
Saturday - 10-4

Hands-on Longarm Workshop

August 23-24, 2024             9:30 - 4:30 pm

Unlock the world of longarm quilting with the guidance of Handi Quilter National Educator Mary Yoder Whether you're a quilting enthusiast eager to explore the art of longarm quilting or a potential new owner looking to dive in, this event is tailor-made for you. Seize the opportunity to ignite your passion in this 2-day workshop.

This is not just a lecture class!  We have 6 Handi Quilter Amara machines with Pro-Stitchers setup and waiting for you to practice and play on!  Class size is limited to 2 people per machine, to give you a nice amount of time working on the skills that you learn in class.

Workshop Highlights:

Day 1:
Morning Class (3 Hours): Basics of Longarm Quilting

  • Demystify longarm quilting with insights into machine and frame elements, loading a quilt, and essential details about thread, needles, and tension.
  • Explore Handi Quilter longarm machines designed by quilters, for quilters.

Afternoon Class (3 Hours): Free Motion Quilting Foundations

  • Experience the excitement of free-motion quilting, making it accessible and enjoyable.
  • Learn to create flowing designs, connect design elements, and enhance your quilting skills.

Day 2:

Morning Class (3 Hours): Pro-Stitcher Basics Hands On

  • Dive into the intuitive computer-guided quilting system, Pro-Stitcher, designed for Handi Quilter machines.
  • Discover the step-by-step process for each function, making quilting easy and fun.

Afternoon Class (3 Hours): Rule(R) Your Quilts!

  • Elevate precision and consistency in your quilting designs with rulers and templates.
  • Learn safe handling with ruler base and Sure Foot, achieving accuracy with markings.
  • Explore the wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers for inspiration.

Workshop Details:

  • No pre-work required.
  • All materials, fabric, lunch, and snacks provided.

Join us for a hands-on experience that will leave you confident and inspired. Limited spots available, so secure your spot now for a transformative quilting journey!


  • No pre-work
  • All materials, fabric, lunch, and snacks are provided
  • Prize drawings

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: Mary Yoder
Instructor Bio: Mary started sewing at the age of 12, when her mother allowed her to sew on her basic domestic sewing machine. Mary quickly figured out how to put things together and loved creating. Over 40 years ago, Mary made her first quilt from leftover scraps from garment sewing, backed it with a purchased blanket, and called it a quilt. She continued making quilts but did not like finishing them on her domestic sewing machine. When she saw the HQ Sixteen®, Mary knew it was for her. Once the Pro-Stitcher® came out she added it to her machine and now loves finishing her quilts using Pro-Stitcher along with other free motion techniques. Mary has now upgrade to a HQ Forte® and is loving the extra space it gives her. Mary has taught different aspects of sewing for over 20 years. She has enjoyed focusing her teaching skills toward the art of quilting and is excited to have joined Handi Quilter as an Educator. Mary lives in Southern California. She has 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren and loves spending time with them.
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