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
Thursday, July 23
$75.00 plus $25.00 Registration Fee (separate enrollment)
Patty Kerns, HQ Educator
Patty has loved sewing ever since she studied home economics in middle school over 40 years ago. Her quilting journey began in 2003 when her eldest child went off to college. From there, Patty?s passion for quilting grew quickly. After joining a local guild, she began to share her new knowledge with others. She has taught classes for the local quilt guild at their annual quilt show, conducted workshops for her local chapter and also worked in a quilt shop to feed her passion for quilting.
In 2014 Patty took her quilting to the next level when she purchased her HQ Fusion? with Pro-Stitcher?. Patty quickly became proficient in using Pro-Stitcher, and now enjoys combining Pro-Stitcher with rulers and free motion quilting. She has been quilting professionally in her community and also enjoys teaching new long arm owners. Like most quilters, she loves sharing the art of quilting, continuously growing her skills and making meaningful connections with quilters.
Patty has had a 36-year career as a Registered Nurse and continues to work part-time in the operating room. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University School of Nursing, overseeing students in the clinical setting.