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Handi Quilter VAN Event Day 2

Here's what's happening on Day 2!

  • Introduction to Pro-Stitcher  10am - 1pm

 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!  Objective: Students learn the basics of Pro-Stitcher in simulation by following along or watching demonstrations of Pro-Stitcher features and the basic overview of PS Designer and Catalog. 

Topics include: • Overview of support resources available online • Basic overview of menu, functions and design catalog • Create an area and place a block using Skew, Resize, Xform & Align • Demo how to set up an e2e design • Overview of PS Designer & PS Catalog 

  • Ruler Essentials  2-5pm

 If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base and Sure Foot, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.  Objective: Learn the safe way to use rulers & templates.  See ways that you can incorporate these tools in your quilting   

Topics Include: • Handle rulers safely  • Understand and use ruler markings for precision and accuracy • Use piecing lines and marking tools to build ruler design confidence • VersaTool quilting: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells and arcs • Apply binding with the HQ VersaTool 
Skill Level:
Skill Details:
All skill levels are welcome.
A smile and a desire to have a good time!
Instructor Name:
Karen Arnold
Instructor Bio:
Karen grew up on a farm in NE Ohio in a family of creators and
learned to sew at an early age. She became accomplished in
sewing clothing, embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, crocheting and
quilting. After many years, she found that her passion was quilting
and has been quilting for the past 35 years.
Her grandmother was an excellent seamstress and quilter who
used a treadle sewing machine to create her masterpieces long
before the luxuries of rotary cutters and computerized machines.
Her mom quilted and believed that hand quilting was the only way
to go, until Karen started quilting with a longarm machine!
During high school, Karen took a lot of art classes where she learned about design, color, and texture, which
she is able to integrate into her quilting. Most of her quilts are traditional, but she occasionally steps out of
that genre.
Karen has a BS in elementary education from Kent State University and a master?s degree in educational
technology from Ashland University. In preparing for her retirement after 30 years of teaching, she became
fascinated by longarm quilting. She bought an HQ Amara? and started learning how to use it with a passion.
She loves combining Pro-Stitcher? and ruler work with free motion quilting. She has been a member of a
quilting/sewing group, The Pinpricks, for the last 25 years. Becoming an HQ educator was an exciting way to
combine her love of teaching, technology, and quilting! Her favorite parts of being an HQ educator are working
with people, sharing her expertise, and visiting quilt shops.
Along with her amazing husband, who supports her quilting addiction, Karen lives near Columbus, Ohio. In
addition to quilting, Karen loves to garden, travel and work on the family farm.

Handi Quilter VAN Event Day 2

$ 90.00
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PS - 3B:   Fri, Aug 12, 2022 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Fri, Aug 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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    • 22 Fifth St. South Glens Falls, NY 12803
    • Phone: (518) 615-0134
    • Tues. - Sat. - 9am-5pm
    • Sun. and Mon. - CLOSED
    •  *Closed for major Holidays call ahead or check the class calendar*