Quilting Classes, Clubs & Events 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: You may register at the shop in person, by telephone (410-263-3897), or by mail to 4 Annapolis St., Annapolis, Md. 21401. Please register early as classes will be cancelled if a minimum number of students is not met. You may cancel a class registration no later than one week prior to the class and receive store credit. Cancellations within one week prior to start of class will receive no refunds. If a class is cancelled by the shop, full refunds will be given. Please come to class ten minutes prior to start time and bring all your supplies needed. Bring a machine in good working order that you know how to operate. This makes it possible to cover all the class content thoroughly. For day classes, you can bring your lunch or go to one of the good restaurants on our street. Time will be allowed for lunch.

Featured Educator:

Diane Henry has been working with fabric since her grandmother taught her how to hand piece a nine-patch block at age four. A blue ribbon by- hand quilter, Diane discovered machine quilting in the late 1990’s and has never looked back. Diane loves sharing her passion for machine quilting with others around the world. Working with quilting groups and shops across the country, Diane regularly leads classes for beginners and advanced quilters. She also organizes workshops, conducts lectures, classes and demonstrations at quilt shows, and serves as the owner/moderator of the HQ Pro-Stitchers IO group. A professional machine quilter since 2007, Diane purchased her first longarm, an HQ Sixteen® with Pro-Stitcher® in 2008. She now uses an HQ Infinity® with Pro-Stitcher, along with an HQ Forte® and a HQ Sweet Sixteen® to further expand her creative options. Diane lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Terry and dachshund, JJ

 

For more information about Diane check out her website & Social Media page:

RealLifeQuilting.com Instagram: DHQuilter Facebook: Diane Graf Henry or Real Life Quilting

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Handi Quilter In-Person Event
August 27 - 28, 2021

Spaces are limited so register early.

 

Early Bird Registration: Register by August 10th and receive a free gift at the event

 

Bundle Price:

Register for 2 classes receive a 10% discount

Register for all 4 classes receive a 15% discount

 

Call the shop at (410) 263-3897.

 

All machines and accessories in stock and custom orders will be available at special show prices, August 27-31, 2021.

Event Details:

August 27, 2021

9:30am-12:30pm

A Introduction to

Pro-Stitcher: Part 1

$50.00

 

Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher.

New owners start here!

Topics Include:

  • Overview of support resources available on-line

  • Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog

  •  Place a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm and Align

  • Demonstration of the

Pro-Stitcher Simulator

  • Overview of PS Designer™

 

1:30pm-4:30pm

Moving on and Let's Quilt:

Part 2 to Introduction to Pro-Stitcher

$50.00

 

This class of quilting applications is an extension of Part 1 and addresses specific functions and basic techniques a quilter will use on a regular basis to finish quilts with the Pro-Stitcher. Tips and shortcuts for using features of the program are included

 

Topics Include:

  • What’s the difference between Reposition, Nudge, and Drag and Drop

  • The many ways to describe an Area on your quilt

  • Using Skew vs Border Skew & Triangle Skew

  • Set up, crop, wrap and advance edge to edge designs

  • Quilt straight lines the easy way with Move or Channel Locks

August 28, 2021

9:30am-12:30pm

Pro-Stitcher

Designer Introduction:

$50.00

 

Class Description: Pro-Stitcher Designer™ is a full featured, vector-based drawing software gives you the ability to quickly design, edit, customize, export and import any quilting motif you can imagine. This class will start with a basic overview of the easy to use features. New users will be creating their own digital designs for their next quilting project by the end of this class.

 

Topics Include: 

  • Overview of support resources available on-line

  • Overview of user interface, basic functions and design catalog

  • Draw basic designs using the Draw Tools with a backdrop and add stitches, save and import your design to Pro-Stitcher

  • Create simple closed shapes using the Artwork Tools and use the Interlocking view option

 

 

1:30pm-4:30pm

 Magic Wands, Paths & Letters:

$50.00

 

Pro-Stitcher Designer™ has many great features that allow you to easily the Repeat on Path tool. Designs using true type fonts will add the final custom element to any quilting project and create custom designs. In this class, start with the Magic Wand to take a backdrop image and convert it into a digital design. Next, create fun edge to edge designs and creative fills using the Repeat on Path tool. Designs using true type fonts will add the final custom element to any quilting project. 

 

Topics Include:

  • Magic Wand plus a Backdrop easily draws complex design and Motif Stitches to add pop to your designs Repeat on Path creatively places designs on a path

  • Text Tools for personalizing quilting designs

  • Add Fills         

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION: You may register by telephone (410-263-3897) or in person at 4 Annapolis St., Annapolis, Md. 21401. Please register early as classes will be cancelled if a minimum number of students is not met. You may cancel a class registration no later than one week prior to the class and receive store credit. Cancellations within one week prior to start of class will receive no refunds. If a class is cancelled by the shop, full refunds will be given.

Clubs are free to those who purchased their machine from us.  BUT WE ARE OPEN TO OTHERS FOR AN "ADOPTION FEE"
If you have purchased a machine elsewhere you can still join our club for an annal fee of $75.  All clubs feature a lesson and/or ProStitcher discussion.  Show & Tell of all levels of work is highly encouraged. We learn a great deal from each other, and have a lot of fun.

HANDI QUILTER CLUB

Handi Quilter club meets each month and offers different topics to help you become more comfortable with your longarm quilting machine. We also encourage you to bring show and tell.

Starting in November, 2019 we will meet on Saturdays. Our Handi Quilter club will be at 11:00am followed by the Prostitcher club at 11:30am

SPACE IS LIMITED. Call to register 410-263-3897 

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