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Longarm Machine Owners Gathering, FREE
First Wednesday of the month, 10am. Do you have a stand up quilting machine and would like to join an informal group of other longarm quilters? This group is for owners of ANY brand longarm machine. Bring something for show and tell. Bring a quilt top for the “How would you quilt this” segment to get input from others on how to tackle a top. Each month we will have a small, informal program
(Free for new APQS machine buyers)
November 30, 2018 10:00am-4:00pm
February 1, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm
April 5, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm
June 7, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm
August 2, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm
October 11, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm
December 6, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm
This course is free to those who purchase an APQS machine, but it is also open to those who own a different brand machine. It is designed to help those who own their own stand-up quilting machine regardless of the brand. This is a comprehensive class that covers multiple ways to load a quilt on a frame, how to set tension, how to use pantographs & line them up, basic machine maintenance (APQS specific), and how to choose threads and batting. We will also touch on basic custom quilting. It is mainly lecture/demo so be sure to bring something to write with and a list of any questions you may have. This class covers much, much more than our rental certification course. However, taking this course will also certify you to rent our longarm machines by the hour in the future. Taught by Angela Huffman. Register for this class by clicking here.
December 1, 2018 8:30am-12:00pm
February 2, 2019 10:00am-2:30pm
April 6, 2019 10:00am-2:30pm
June 8, 2019 10:00am-2:30pm
August 3, 2019 10:00am-2:30pm
October 12, 2019 10:00am-2:30pm
December 7, 2019 8:30am-12:00pm
This course picks up where the APQS Beginning Longarm Class stops. This class offers a broad over view of custom quilting. Learn easy custom border/corner/sashing treatment. See how to “read” a quilt top and interpret a quilt top to select the best design. Explore some approaches to feathers that are perfect for the beginning longarm quilter. We’ll discuss common problems with quilt tops and how to solve them. We will also introduce ruler work and explore how to use templates. This class offers the birds-eye view of custom quilting so you are ready for more focused and rigorous classes. Taught by Angela Huffman. Register for this class by clicking here.
Have you been dreaming of getting your own longarm? Do you already have one, but are ready to upgrade? Come join us at Quilted Joy in Louisville, KY for a special seminar about all the wonderful APQS machines! Come and test-drive each model first hand to find the perfect fit for you and your quilting goals. What better way to discover how a longarm can make your quilting more fun, fulfilling, and even profitable? Click here to sign up for this free seminar!
This class is designed especially for our certified renters who want to expand their skills. Would you like to break away from using pantographs and design boards? Moving to the front of the machine shouldn’t be scary! Spend a couple of hours with us and play with a number of easy freemotion designs that will work great the next time you rent our machines. This is a hands on class with two people per machine. No supplies necessary, but bring a snack! We’ll take care of everything else!
Step into the fantastic world of machine quilting using your sit down, domestic sewing machine. In this class we will use a pre-printed panel as our quilting sandbox to play with motifs. No piecing needed! Angela Huffman will show you how to use both straight line quilting and free motion quilting to learn the basics of machine quilting on a regular sewing machine or sit down longarm. Angela will share tips on how to prep your quilting project for quilting, selecting threads, fun beginner stitching designs and more.
Prior quilting experience is not needed but you do need to know how to thread your machine and set it up for freemotion quilting. If you have a table that fits onto your machine to make freemotion quilting easier, bring it!
March 13-14, 2019 9:30am-4:30pm each day
March 15-16, 2019 9:30am-4:30pm each day
We are so excited to have Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple to join us for a two day machine quilting workshop on March 15-16, 2019! During these two very exciting days Linda will teach 5 lecture/demo classes covering topics like feathers, fillers, and ruler work. Read below for full descriptions of Linda’s classes. These classes are for all skill levels and are perfect for stand up longarm quilters and sit down quilters. Students will receive a delicious boxed lunch both days of classes, so come ready to learn! (Please let us know of any dietary restrictions you may have).
Additionally, we will host an optional open studio until 9pm after class each day. During this time we will have all of our longarm machines ready for students so you can practice the skills learned each day in class if you so wish (no additional cost for open studio time). Take the time during class to soak up Linda’s instruction and then you can spend as much time as you like stitching out your new skills! This open studio time is completely optional but we thought you might like the opportunity to play a bit.
All of these classes and events will be offered at the Quilted Joy Studios in Louisville, Ky.
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