Join National Educator Gail Barry-Graham for two days of classes for the Handi Quilter quilting systems. Four different classes to introduce you to the different techniques you can use to finish your quilts yourself!
Objective: Did you say “Rulers”? How to safely, effectively and creatively use the inside of a nested or notched ruler with an inside design
• Ruler safety
• How to get the ruler under the foot – foot over the ruler
• Some favorite designs using notched rulers
• Nested ruler instructions
• Matchstick quilting
Objective: Develop a library of designs that you can quilt with confidence using free motion on your longarm.
• Identify the shapes that you are naturally good at
• Use these shapes to create new pathways
• Audition designs for each quilt
• The impact thread can have on quilting
• Finding the size and shape that best enhance the feature you want to highlight
Never one to back down from a challenge, it took Gail over 25 years to finish her first quilt. She took a day long quilting class back in the 80?s and left the class frustrated, broke, and with an
unfinished quilt top and no real support to finish it. Flash forward 25 years, Gail decided to enter the world of quilting again. She purchased a wall hanging kit and hasn?t looked back!
Her love for longarm quilting started almost immediately. She finished a quilt top and rented time on a Handi Quilter machine at her local shop. She knew, right then and there, that this was what she wanted to do. She purchased her first Handi Quilter with Pro-Stitcher? and immediately set to work finishing quilts for herself and others.
Now Gail shares her passion for quilting with students from around the world, she has taught in Australia and Europe, as well as across much of Canada and the USA. She currently uses both the HQ Capri? and HQ Amara? with Pro-Stitcher, and she creates designs with Pro-Stitcher DesignerTM, and embraces both computerized and free motion quilting.