Classes

If you are looking for  our online computerized quilting classes, click here.

Interested in knowing where Angela is teaching outside of her Louisville showroom? Click here for her teaching schedule. Would you like to book Angela to teach at your guild or event? Click here for more information.

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Longarm Machine Owners Gathering, FREE

APRIL 2020 AND MAY 2020 MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. 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.

Virtual APQS Road Show, FREE

Quilted Joy APQS Road Show Longarm Quilting Experience April 11, 2020 12:00 Eastern A Virtual Road Show Online!April 11, 2020 12:00pm Eastern

Have you been dreaming of getting your own longarm? Do you already have one, but are ready to upgrade? Join us for a special virtual seminar about all the wonderful APQS machines! Learn about 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 register for this free event!

APQS Beginning Longarm Quilting Class, $200

(Free for new APQS machine buyers)

Shirtings Quilt APQS

April 28, 2020 10:00am-4:00pm EST

June 26, 2020 10:00am-4:00pm EST

August 14, 2020 10:00am-4:00pm EST

October 15 10:00am-4:00pm EST

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.

Advanced Beginner Longarm Class, $125

Pineapple log cabin longarm

April 29, 2020 10:00am-2:30pm EST

June 27, 2020 10:00am-2:30pm EST

August 15, 2020 10:00am-2:30pm EST

October 16, 2020 10:00am-2:30pm EST

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.

Margaret Solomon Gunn 2 Day Machine Quilting Workshop, $325

2 Day Machine Quilting Workshop with Margaret Solomon Gunn November 11-12, 2020 • Louisville, KYNovember 11-12, 2020 9:30am-5:00pm with lunch provided, 1 spot available!

November 13-14, 2020 9:30am-5:00pm with lunch provided

We are so excited to have Margaret Solomon Gunn join us for a two day machine quilting workshop in November 2020! During these two very exciting days Margaret will teach 5 lecture/demo classes covering topics like feathers, fillers, and grid designs. Read below for full descriptions of Margaret’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 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 Margaret’s instruction and then you can spend time stitching out your new skills! This open studio time is completely optional but we thought you might like the opportunity to play a bit.

Click here to see class descriptions and to register for the class!


All of these classes and events will be offered at the Quilted Joy Studios in Louisville, Ky.

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