October 23, 2020 – October 24, 2020 all-day
We will be having Amy Domke from Handi-Quilter in the house to teach 4 amazing, information filled classes, Friday Oct 23 an Saturday Oct 24. She will be doing 4 classes/lectures on the long arm machine but any one interested in quilting of any kind is encouraged to attend, as much of the information is transferrable to quilting with a domestic machine.
Amy Domke was a fine arts major in college. When assigned a project using an “unconventional” medium, she made a quilt with the help of her neighbor. Thirty years later, Amy is still quilting. She loves exploring new styles and trying new techniques. After many years of renting time on a longarm at a local shop, she purchased her own machine. She now quilts professionally on an HQ Infinity® with Pro-Stitcher®.
Amy teaches quilting classes at her local shop, ranging from ruler classes to longarm classes. She also travels to give one-on-one instruction to new machine owners. From her studio, she also accepts quilt commissions and is in the process of releasing patterns for her original designs. She is a member of the Handi Quilter Inspiration Squad and has been featured in some Handi Quilter ads.
Amy lives in Oregon with her husband, Chip, and their three dogs. She is an avid tennis player and loves to hike the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her work can be seen at www.sewfabamy.com.
Each class is $15 OR for $45 you can get an “all access pass” to attend any or all of the classes.
Taking the Mystery Out of Long Arm Quilting – Oct 23 10am-1pm
Building a Free-Motion Quilting Design Library – Oct 23 2pm-5pm
Using Rulers and Templates – Oct 24 10am-1pm
How Many Ways Can You Quilt a Feather – Oct 24 2pm-5pm
Taking the Mystery Out of Longarm Quilting
Class Description: Curious about solving the mystery of Longarm quilting? Or are you looking for a chance to brush up your longarm skills? This class demystifies longarm quilting by teaching all the basics! We’ll start with machine and frame features and maintenance, then demonstrate loading a quilt. We’ll move on to picking the perfect thread for your project, setting your tension, and choosing designs for your quilt. This class is full of great tips and tricks while exhibiting all the great features found in the Handi Quilter machine lineup.
• Longarm machine and frame features and maintenance
• How to set tension on a bobbin and your machine, needles and thread
• How to load your quilt onto a frame
• Choosing the right thread and designs for your project
• A basic overview of free-motion techniques and ruler work
Building a Free-Motion Quilting Design Library
Class Description: Building a library of free-motion quilting designs is fun – and it’s easier than you think! By exploring different designs – from simple blocks to an all-over design – you can create designs that can be used to complete any quilt. Learn how drawing a simple shape and then connecting it or just using a part of it can make finishing your quilts fast and fun.
• Develop a library of free-motion designs
• How to plan out a quilting path
• Exploring different designs based on a basic shape
• Adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs
• Using a grid to layout your quilting design
Using Rulers and Templates
Class Description: Looking for the perfect circle or wave? Or how about a heart or arc? These shapes are all possible with consistency and precision when you use a ruler or template. Learn the safe way to use these tools, starting with the right foot. We’ll explore designs like waves with channels, curved crosshatching, and echoing around applique. Rulers will become your new favorite quilting design tool.
• Ruler safety: Sure Foot, ruler base & the right rulers
• Use ruler markings for precision and accuracy
• How to mark for rulers
• HQ VersaTool® : stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs
• Wave Rulers, modern and classic designs
How Many Ways Can You Quilt a Feather?
Class Description: Are you ready to take your feathers to the next level? Feathers are a classic quilting motif that have lots of design possibilities. Build on your basic feather skills by learning new shapes and styles to your quilting repertoire. Then we’ll round it all off by diving into exciting ways to fill, echo and emphasize your beautiful feathers.
• Building feathers of different styles
• Embellishing by filling feathers and spines
• Alternative feather designs like vines or spikes
• Feather edge-to-edge designs
• Making feathers fit in various spaces