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** Feathers That Amaze $40.00 1 Session(s)
Handi Quilter Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Quilted feathers always add style to any quilt, and you can learn to create these beautiful elements in many different styles. Learn how to draw and stitch feathers by several different paths, add fills and adjust feathers to a variety of geometric spaces.  Skills Featured: * Drawing and tracing feathers * Creating feathers vines using rulers * Adding echo and fills * Making feathers fit within a variety of geometric spaces * Using oval rulers in a rectangle boundary *** Hands-on: Machine, Fabric and Threads will be provided.
Meeting Time: Saturday Nov. 8th 1:30- 4:30 HQ Avante

** Handi Quilter Open House $0.00 1 Session(s)
Handi Quilter All Skill Levels
This will be a festive occasion with a trunk show by two Handi Quilter educators: Diann Loper and Nancy Stein. It will be a good time to review some of the new products that may be released at Houston this year. Come join the fun. Hands on time if you are considering a long arm machine purchase.  
Meeting Time: Friday Nov. 7th 6:00- 9:00 pm

** How do I Quilt It? $40.00 1 Session(s)
Handi Quilter Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Largely a collaborative class, this is an opportunity to bring quilt tops that have you stumped and leave with multiple design options. Learn how to select, resize, preview and apply designs: explore border options; and discover new design resources. Give your quilt tops new life with designs just waiting to hop on. Please Bring your Unquilted tops for group discussion.  Skills Featured: * Selecting attractive and appropriate designs * Properties of designs * Resizing and auditioning designs * Border design options * Design resources *** Hands-on: Machine, Fabric and Thread will be provided.
Meeting Time: Thursday Nov. 6th 1:30-4:30 HQ Sweet Sixteen

** HQ Pro- Stitcher- Beyond the Basics & Art & Stitch $75.00 1 Session(s)
Handi Quilter Intermediate & Advanced
If you have mastered the basic function of HQ Pro-Stitcher, come learn additional application for even more fun. Explore digitizing designs with the Art & Stitch program included with HQ Pro-Stitcher, and tips to expand your quilting capabilities.  Skills Featured: * Placing borders, corners and triangles * Resizing and skewing patterns to fit your quilts * Tips and tricks for digitizing designs * Converting embroidery designs to quilting designs * Solving issues that commonly arise *** Hands-on: Machine, Fabric and Thread will be provided Bring to class: Doodle pad/ scratch paper and pencil for drawing. If your a Pro-Stitcher tablet if you have one.
Meeting Time: Friday Nov. 7th 9:30-12:30/ 1:30- 4:30 HQ Avante

** Start with a Stencil $40.00 1 Session(s)
Handi Quilter Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Transform a basic stencil design from ho hum to extraordinary. Watch the skeleton come to life as you add extended and secondary designs, fills and special effects. Learn to make your own stencils as well as useful tips for marking your quilts.  Skills Featured: * Designing your quilt using stencils * Methods for embellishing basic stencil designs * Making your own stencil * Marking quilts with stencils * Repeating designs for special effects *** Hands-on: Machine, Fabric and Thread will be provided.
Meeting Time: Friday Nov. 7th 9:30- 12:30 HQ Sweet Sixteen

**Creative Textures and Fills $40.00 1 Session(s)
Handi Quilter Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Once you learn rulers, you won't want to miss this class. Fills are creative design elements used to quilt the background and empty spaces of a primary quilting or block design. Whether elegant, whimsical, structured , or meandering, there is a style to compliment every space.  Skills Featured: * Effects produced by variety of fill designs, in relation to primary design * Selecting appropriate fills to compliment design style * Scaling the fill design size appropriately` * Evenly placing and spacing fills * Effectively Using HQ Micro Handles *** Hands-on: Machine, Fabric and Thread will be provided
Meeting Time: Friday Nov. 7th 1:30- 4:30 HQ Sweet Sixteen

**Quilting Circles and Curves $40.00 2 Session(s)
Handi Quilter Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Learn the tricks for making half circles and flattened circles, as well as making perfectly curved lines. Create beautiful quilting designs using swags, clam shells, ovals, arcs and half circles. Then discover endless ideas for filling internal and external spaces with additional designs.  Skills Featured: * Working with rulers and templates * Using clam rulers and filling in the clams * Measuring and filling a border to perfectly fit designs * Straight lines inside curved lines * Curved crosshatching *** Hands-on: Machine, Fabric and Thread will be provided.
Meeting Time: Thursday Nov. 6th 9:30-12:30 HQ Sweet Sixteen   OR  Saturday Nov. 8 9:30-12:30 HQ Avante

**Rule Your Quilt $40.00 2 Session(s)
Handi Qulter Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
If you are hesitant about using rulers, you will love them after this class. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely and properly with the ruler base, as well as how to work with rulers to achieve amazing designs.  Skills Featured: * Straight line quilting * Fast continuous-curve method * Right angles and echo quilting * Crosshatching * Piano keys and borders *** Hands-on: Machine, Fabric and Thread will be provided.
Meeting Time: Thursday Nov. 6th 9:30-12:30 HQ Avante   OR  Saturday Nov. 8 9:30 - 12:30 Hq Sweet Sixteen

**Three Bs: Backgrouds, Borders and Blocks $40.00 2 Session(s)
Handi Quilter Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
You are the queen of your quilt. Learn to add texture and fluidity to your quilting by changing the size and spacing of freehand designs. See your quilting come alive as you gain confidence in each application.  Skills Featured: * Drawing designs before quilting to build muscle memory * Continuous quilting paths for blocks * Combining simple designs for great borders * Simple sashes and borders * Using rulers and templates for borders and sashes *** Hands-on: Machine, Fabric and Thread will be provided.
Meeting Time: Thursday Nov. 6th 1:30-4:30 HQ Avante   OR  Saturday Nov. 8 1:30 - 4:30 Hq Sweet Sixteen

Basic Embroidery Machine class $45.00 1 Session(s)
Brenda Jeschke All Skill Levels
Basic Embroidery Machine class will be Thursday Dec. 4th from 10-3 for $45. Brenda will teach you how to use the embroidery part of your sewing machine. ANY BRAND! This class covers: using the proper stabilizers, how to hoop properly, discuss needles, threads, bobbins, machine, downloading designs from the internet, and designs organization on your computer. Bring your machine and laptop for hands on instruction for your machine. Now is the time to learn to use your embroidery machine! We have kept our ears open as customers discuss teachers. Brenda comes highly recommended by several different groups. She has many samples to show and inspire you to use your embroidery machine in your own quilting projects.  
Meeting Time: Thurs. Dec. 4th, 2014 10-3pm

Dear Jane $10.00 One Session(s)
Sarah Francis Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Dear Jane is the ULTIMATE Sampler! Join the craze known as Dear Jane...recreate this Civil War era quilt with it's small, interesting blocks and triangles, mainly by machine with applique blocks by hand. This class is taught by technique and you are guaranteed to come away learning a shortcut or two, and/or new techniques. Let Sarah help you with fabric selection. She will take all the "wonder how she made that one" out of it for you. Dear Jane book required.  Dear Jane book, DJ Software is optional-but is helpful if you like to paperpiece (BTW-I don't like to paper piece but we do it in class.), Dear Jane rulers--square and triangle, 4" or 6" square with diagonal line for squaring up half square & quarter square triangles (1 prefer Omnigrid), 96 or 96L triangle, Add A Quarater ruler-6" or 12" length (if buying only 1 ruler, buy the 12" for the triangles), Roxanne's Glue Baste It, No Melt Mylar, Freezer paper, Striaght pins-Clover Article No. 2507-Patchwork Pins (Fine) 0.4 mm. (These are what I prefer. They are very fine and don't distort when machine piecing.), scissors for reverse applique (don't buy until I show you, you probably won't find them), starch in container + paintbrush (I use spray starch and then spray into a small bottle with lid), Scotch Removable tape if you will be tracing patterns (it's in a blue box)...if you will be printing instead of tracing you don't need the tape.) All this is in addition to your basic sewing supplies, rotary cutting supplies and sewing machine.
Meeting Time: 1st Sat each month: Nov 1, Dec. 6: 10-3

Level 1 Basic Pantograph Long Arm Quilting class $150.00 one Session(s)
Jackie Brown Beginner
Learning to stitch a pantograph pattern on your quilt is an easy and fast way to make your quilt look like you had a professional quilt it. The basic steps will get you started on learning how to put a nice pantograph design on your quilt. Six steps to get started becoming a long arm quilter 1. Thread tension. 2. Centering the quilt. 3. How to load the quilt to the canvas. 4. Securing your quilt for each row. 5. Rolling the quilt for the next row. 6. Stitching the top off of the canvas. The quilt top should be square. The backing should be at least four inches larger on all four sides then the top. The batting should be at least four inches larger on all four side then the top.  The quilt top should be 34 inches wide x 40 inches long. The back should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long. The batting should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long You should bring a tablet of paper and a writing pen for notes. Wear good supportive shoes. 30 minute break for lunch.
Meeting Time: Wed. Oct., Nov. : 9:30:-3:30

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Level 2 Custom Long Arm Quilting class $200.00 0ne Session(s)
Jackie Brown Beginner & Adv. Beginner & Intermediate
Would you like to learn how to make your quilts stand out with some custom quilting? This class will teach you the basics of custom quilting. It's fun and you can use your creative mind to enhance your quilt. You can say you quilted it and had fun doing it. Seven Steps to getting started and becoming a Custom Long Arm Quilter 1. Block your quilt - This is one step that is necessary for custom quilting. 2. Stitch in the ditch -.I can teach you the steps it takes to stay in the ditch. With practice you can achieve this. 3. Templates - can help you create those beautiful designs you always wanted to learn. 4. Feathers - everyone loves the look of feathers on a quilt. 5. Echoing - this a background fill that will enhance those feathers. 6. Crosshatching – so many different sizes of crosshatching to make an area stand out. 7. Small stippling - a nice and elegant background fill. The quilt top should be square. The backing should be at least four inches larger on all four sides then the top. The batting should be at least four inches larger on all four sides then the top.  The quilt top should be 34 inches wide x 40 inches long. The back should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long. The batting should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long. You should bring a tablet of paper and a writing pen for notes. Wear good supportive shoes. 30 minute break for lunch.
Meeting Time: Wed. Oct,., Nov.: 9:30-3:30

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Level 3 Artistic Custom Long Arm Quilting class $250.00 One Session(s)
Jackie Brown Intermediate & Advanced
After completing Basic pantograph, and the Level 1 custom class you are now on your way to Artistic quilting. Level 3 Artistic Custom Quilting will take you to the level of a professional quilter, with lots of practice, patience and determination! You can make your quilts stand out in a crowd. Your family and friends will ask if you had a professional quilt it, and you can proudly say “I quilted it”!! Six Steps to getting started to becoming a Artistic Long Arm Quilter 1. Enhancing Feathers - to make them look like one of kind 2. Small Circles - to enhance different areas of the quilt 3. Micro Background fills - This will set the appliqué or a quilting design to make them pop. 4. Templates – and stitching a beautiful design that will enhance a block. 5. Crosshatching – different ways to crosshatch to get that heirloom look. 6. Piano Keys - will always make those feathers and designs pop. The quilt top should be square. The backing should be at least four inches larger on all four sides than the top. The batting should be at least four inches larger on all four sides than the top.  The quilt top should be 34 inches wide x 40 inches long. The back should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long. The batting should be 42 inches wide x 48 inches long. You should bring a tablet of paper and a writing pen for notes. Wear good supportive shoes. 30 minute break for lunch
Meeting Time: Wed. Oct., Nov.: 9:30-3:30

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P3 designs Applique Day Class $55.00 One Session(s)
Quiltagious Quarters Adv. Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Features Pearl Pereira of P3 Designs. Visit her website at WWW.P3DESIGNS.com to see the beautiful patterns and projects of this well known instructor. Her method for Freezer Paper Starch applique is wonderful. Many Dallas area ladies have flown out to her location in California to take retreats and classes. HERE for her 4th annual teaching event. How exciting! We have a waiting list for the day class. Project is posted on P3 Designs website.  Pencil, Ultra Fine point Black Sharpie, ¼” stencil Brush, Fiskar Small Curved Scissors for paper, Roxanne’s Glue Baste It, P3 Designs Appliqué Pressing Tool, P3 Designs Appliqué Stiletto, Fabric scissors (your favorite), Aleene’s Ok To Wash It glue, P3 Designs Straw needles # 11, Small Craft Iron, Ironing mat, Spray Starch, Small container for Starch, P3 Designs Petite Needle Threader, Ultimate Appliqué template Paper (freezer paper), Thread Heaven, Rotary Cutter (your favorite). Pre-order a kit from shop for 2014 project.
Meeting Time: 9:30-4:30 Oct. 16, 2014, 9-4:30pm
Note: We have a backup list for the weekend Pearl Pereira of P3 designs! JOIN THE LIST IF YOU WANT MORE TIME WITH PEARL>

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