Longarm Quilting Traveling Teacher

Events

Angela is currently booking a limited number of teaching engagements. Would you like Angela to teach at your guild or event?  She is available for a variety of lectures, design classes, and hands on classes all of which are listed below. Many of the classes are tailored for sit down, domestic machine quilters. Prices are listed below. For more information, please contact Angela through our contact form.

Want to know more about Angela’s background? Check out her bio.

You can find Angela’s current teaching schedule for classes that are not held in Louisville, Ky by clicking here. Her Louisville classes are listed here.

In addition to the fees listed below, there are travel and hotel fees which are determined by your event location. Angela books her own hotel and flights (if needed). If shipping is needed for trunk shows or class materials it will be at your group’s expense. Nothing is officially booked until we have a signed contract in hand. Cancellations must be made more than 60 days in advance.

Trunk Shows & Lectures

Trunk shows and lectures are suitable for a guild program or evening event and run 50-60 minutes. These are suitable for any size audience. They are made up of a variety of real quilts and slide presentation. Angela provides a projector but will need a suitable screen or smooth blank white wall provided by the host. Having a microphone and the ability to dim the lights for the projector are also a great idea.

Have Angela speak at your next guild event.Quilting as MatchMaker and Lifeline: My Creative Journey

50-60 minute lecture-If you would like Angela to present one of her lectures and are also wanting her to teach a workshop, the price goes down as long as you’ve booked Angela for 3 or more classes and the lecture  is scheduled for the same day she is also teaching one of the classes. This is a great opportunity to partner with a neighboring guild!

Angela took her first sewing/quilting class when she was 24 and hated it. Six years later life brought her back to quilting unexpectedly and she was hooked. What she didn’t realize at the time was how patchwork would be a lifeline through major struggles in the years to come. In this popular trunk show and lecture you’ll laugh and cry with Angela as you examine the creative journey that brought so many surprises and triumphs all with a quilty theme!  This presentation seeks to celebrate how the creative path each of us finds ourselves on has many things in common. The important thing is to give ourselves permission to learn and grow while using our patchwork as creative expression that can feed the soul.

Have Angela speak at your next guild event.How to Hire and Work with a Longarm Quilter

50-60 minute lecture- If you would like Angela to present one of her lectures and are also wanting her to teach a workshop, the price goes down as long as you’ve booked Angela for 3 or more classes and the lecture  is scheduled for the same day she is also teaching one of the classes. This is a great opportunity to partner with a neighboring guild!

What questions should you ask a longarm quilter you are considering to quilt your top? How do you ensure that you’ll get the end result you want? How do you communicate with the longarmer and what does she need from you? How much should it cost and why the heck does she need so much backing fabric? What are the pitfalls and how can you avoid them? Hiring a longarm quilter can be expensive and if you aren’t going about it correctly, the end results can be disappointing. In this lecture we’ll focus on how to work with a longarmer so you get back the quilt of your dreams. There is a lot you can do to help your quilter give you the best possible end result. Find out all of the tips and tricks to hiring a longarm quilter in this lecture.

 

Have Angela speak at your next guild eventAvoiding the Biggest Blunders of Longarm Quilting

50-60 minute lecture-If you would like Angela to present one of her lectures and are also wanting her to teach a workshop, the price goes down as long as you’ve booked Angela for 3 or more classes and the lecture  is scheduled for the same day she is also teaching one of the classes. This is a great opportunity to partner with a neighboring guild!

Angela has quilted thousands of customer quilts and learned a lot along the way. In this lecture you’ll learn from her mistakes. Find out how to deal with problem quilts, how to keep things square and how to avoid many of the pitfalls so you feel confident no matter what issues you face. Learn how to keep a quilt square, how to quickly set tension and how to tame wild borders. Understand what you can do for “friendly” blocks to help them lay flat. Find out how to interact with customers to minimize headaches and how to find the perfect customers.

Classes & Workshops

Easy Border Designs the Write Way, taught by Angela HuffmanEasy Border Designs the Write Way

2 Hour Design Class- 30 students maximum or

4 Hour Hands On Class- 22 students Maximum ( If taught with longarm machines, 2 students/ machine heads that you provide)

We are going back to fourth grade as we explore how to expand basic cursive handwriting into easy free motion border designs. You’ll love how you can quickly bend shapes you’ve been making your whole life into simple and effective motifs! This class is perfect for the shy beginner and the confident intermediate quilter who wants to dip their toe into custom quilting but isn’t sure what to do with those intimidating lengths of fabric that frame a quilt. You’ll share time with a quilting partner on a longarm quilting machine and walk out of this class with DOZENS of new designs. Did you flunk cursive writing in school? Don’t worry! That means it will be even easier for you to catch on! Find out how to use your ABC’s for more than just spelling and get ready to graduate into easy custom border designs the “Write Way”!  This class is available as a design class or a hands on class and the techniques are applicable to stand up and sit down quilting machines. There is an additional $4 handout fee/student for the extensive booklet that comes with the course.

Feathers for the Timid Longarmer, taught by Angela HuffmanFeather Variations for the Timid

3 Hour Design Class- 30 students maximum or

6 Hour Hands On Class  22 students Maximum ( 2 students/ machine head if class is taught on longarm machines that you provide)

Feathers can be so intimidating but don’t let them make you molt! See how the hardest feather is made and then learn how to adapt it so that you can quilt it simply and easily. Have you heard the terms: Formal Feathers, Over the Top Feathers, Bump-a Bump Feathers, Hooked Feathers? There are so many different kind of feathers out there that aren’t hard. In this class we’ll dissect them all! We’ll take a look at a variety of styles so you can pick the kind of feather design YOU like best for your quilt tops.  This class is available as a design class (3 hours) or a hands on class (6 hours). The techniques are applicable to stand up and sit down quilting machines. There is an additional $4 handout fee/student for the extensive booklet that comes with the course.

The Sculpted Quilting Class will really make your quilts pop!Sculpted Quilting

4 Hour Design Class- 22 students Maximum

Optional: Add a second day 4 Hour Hands On Extension Class- This class can have a second day added for hands on workshop where we stitch out what we designed in the first day’s session.

We all know the quilting makes the quilt, but have you noticed that some quilts just “pop”? Find out the secrets to making your quilting rise above the rest. In this class we will play with ways to sculpt our quilting motifs in order to draw attention to the stitching which will make your quilt tops blue ribbon ready.  Dive into simple ruler work that will provide the structure needed to carve out spectacular quilting.  (This class is available as a two day, 4 hour/day workshop too. The first day is a 4 hour design class and the second day is a 4 hour work day focused on stitching out the first day’s designs. ) The class can be taught to either stand up or sit down quilters. If you would like it taught as a two day workshop class to stand up quilters then you need to provide machines for the students for the second day. Two students maximum per machine head. There is an additional $4/handout fee per student collected for this class. If the second day is added there is an additional $20/kit fee per student to cover the fabric/batting costs for the sample each student needs.

Machine Quilting on Your Home Domestic, taught by Angela HuffmanEasy Peasy Free Motion Machine Quilting-  Sit Down Domestic Machines Only

6 Hour Hands On Class -22 students Maximum

Learn how to prepare for free motion quilting. See how to use your regular domestic machine for effective and fun free motion quilting designs on your quilt tops.  This class is a hands on class.

 

Moving Past the Meander, taught by Angela HuffmanMoving Past the Meander

3 Hour Design Class-  22 students maximum or

6 Hour Hands On Class -22 students Maximum ( 2 students/ machine head if class is taught on longarm machines that you provide)

Are you bored with the stipple and ready to explore other background filler designs? In this class we’ll expand the stipple and use it to launch ourselves into easy free motion background designs that will work equally well for both stand up machines as well as regular sit down domestic free motion quilting.  You’ll leave with loads of great ideas and sketches to help you develop your own design booklet of ideas for the next quilt that has you stumped! This class is great for all skill levels. Bring a nice flowy pen and some unlined paper.  This class is available as a design class or a hands on class and the techniques are applicable to stand up and sit down quilting machines. This class also has a $10 handout fee/student for the extensive booklet that comes with the course.

 

Custom Longarm Quilting for HireDesign Roundtable or What Should I Quilt On My Quilt?

4 Hour Workshop –  22 students maximum

Each student brings two unquilted tops to class and Angela will analyze each to give extensive recommendations on how to quilt the top. Students will learn how to break down a quilt top and “read” it so they can better determine what designs will look best. Get the benefit of understanding how to bring out the beauty in not just your quilt top but in the other quilts your fellow students bring for analysis. Find out how to audition ideas and how to enhance a quilt top while drawing the eye away from any flaws. Each student will walk away with a mountain of ideas for all different genres of quilts that will serve them well over time. This class is ideal for those who get to the quilting process and simply don’t know what choices to make on a quilt top. Pick Angela’s brain and learn how to break it all down.

 

Playing with Rulers and Templates for the Beginner, taught by Angela HuffmanPlaying with Rulers and Templates for the Beginner

3 Hour Hands On Class -22 students max.

We will explore a variety of rulers and how to use them on either sit down or stand up machines to break a quilt top down into smaller sections for spectacular results. We will explore scallops, swags, curved cross-hatching, piano keys and other ways to use rulers for eye popping results. Then we’ll pump up the volume by using our rulers as spines to create containers to hold free motion designs.  This class is a hands on class for either stand up or sit down quilting machines.

Sew Easy Background Fillers - Hands on Longarm Class, taught by Angela HuffmanSew Easy Background Fillers

6 Hour Hands On Class – 22 students Maximum ( 2 students/ machine head if class is taught on longarm machines that you provide)

What background fillers do you like to use behind appliqué or in the negative spaces in your quilt top? Are you ready to learn some new, easy filler designs that will compliment any quilt style? Come learn how to make even the most complicated background filler design easy to accomplish.  This class is a hands on class for either stand up or sit down quilting machines. Each student receives a pre quilted tote bag outline which will be filled with designs learned in class.  This class has an additional $25 kit fee/student for prequilted wholecloth tote bag, tote bag pattern and booklet of designs that comes with the course.

Learn all about stencils in the Using Stencils on a Longarm class, taught by Angela HuffmanUsing Stencils on a Longarm – From Simple Borders to Background Grid work Fillers

6 Hour Hands On Class -22 students Maximum ( 2 students/ machine head if class is taught on longarm machines that you provide)

Look at stencils in a whole new way. Learn which stencils will serve you well over time as you explore custom quilting. See how to use grid stencils to create heirloom background fillers based off squared and diamond shaped grids. Watch how a basic stencil can break a block down into pieces to allow you the freedom to focus on one small portion of a repeatable design to create wonderful custom block designs. Use them to guarantee evenly spaced freehand designs in borders and sashing.  This class is a hands on class only for stand up quilting machines.