Road to California 2023

UPDATED JANUARY 9, 2023. Information about the classes I am teaching in the Capri classroom sponsored by HandiQuilter!

What to Look for in a Stationary (Sit-down) Longarm

Tuesday, January 17

Frustrated with cramming your quilt into the small throat of your domestic machine? Thinking about upsizing to a stationary/sit-down longarm? I've been quilting on these machines for more than a decade and I'm thrilled to introduce you to the new, exciting, easy features of the Capri by HandiQuilter.
See PDF for more info.

Feel the Rhythm - Learn the Basic of Free-Motion Quilting

Tuesday, January 17

"You can't play in the orchestra, unless you show up for rehearsal. Before you attend the rehearsal, you need to practice regularly." This is my view for free-motion quilting. This class will start beginners off with simple movement exercises to strengthen your free-motion abilities. Once you learn the notes, you'll be ready for a symphony!
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Timing and Tension - Take Control of Free-Motion Quilting

Wednesday, January 18

We'll start with the basics of how a quilting machine operates and progress to tension control and rhythm. You'll learn how to properly adjust tension with hands-on lessons regarding needle sizes and thread weights. Find out how easy it is on the Capri by HandiQuilter. Fun and informative.
See PDF for more info.

Fill in the Blanks - Fun, Free-Motion Designs

Thursday, January 19

Staring at open spaces? Not sure which design you want to use on your quilt? Do you hate making feathers? David will show you fun ways to fill in the blanks, from easy stippling and loop-de-loop and to easy grid work and organic motifs.
See PDF for more info.

Quilting Your Pet Project

Friday, January 20

Learn to enhance your pictorial animal quilts with variegated thread. Bring along a printed digital fabric panel to class for practice and I'll show you ways to add highlights, movement and texture with quilting!
Click for guidance. See PDF for more info.