Friday, January 9, 2009

Classes in the Longarm GPS Studio at MCQS

Introduction to Longarm Quilting
This class is designed for anyone who owns a mid- or long-arm machine similar in size to Lenni or anyone who has an interest in longarm quilting. Learn the basics of loading a quilt, winding and loading bobbins, threading the machine, thread tension, basic machine operation and basic quilting techniques from the front of the machine. If you’re interested in renting time and using Lenni to quilt your own quilts, this class is a pre-requisite to any rentals (the rental agreement will be discussed). The information provided in this class will be suitable to anyone who quilts using a Lenni or Lucey from APQS, FunQuilter, HQ16, TinLizzie, etc.. If you have questions about your specific machine set-up, give us a call. This class is mostly demonstration to include as much information as possible. Attendance is limited, please call FMI.

Saturday January 17th OR Saturday March 14th 1:00 – 3:00pm. $55

APQS Beginner Class in Longarm Machine Quilting
The goal of this class is to teach you the skills needed to accomplish a typical quilting project on your longarm machine. Whether for a business or personal use, you’ll learn valuable information and techniques to accomplish your projects creatively and efficiently. This class is mostly demonstration and we will cover some specific topics, but want you to come armed with a list of questions! Also bring a pad of paper, pencil and your camera to document all you learn. The topics we’ll cover include: supply sources; machine functions; maintenance; business and customer relations tips; quilt loading options; beginning with pantographs; and basic custom skills like borders, blocks and stitch in the ditch.

The beginner class is free within one year of the purchase of a new or certified used APQS machine. Please call to verify eligibility.
Not an APQS owner or need a refresher? Join us anyway!

Saturday February 14, 2009.
Class time: 10:30am – 4:30pm with a break for lunch.
Class is free to APQS owners who qualify or $125 for non-APQS owners or anyone interested in taking the class.

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