Join us on August 11th and 12th for our first Handi Quilter event featuring Sue Patten. Sue is an award-winning longarm quilter. She travels throughout Canada, the US, Europe and the UK teaching her unique and innovative quilting styles to longarm, domestic and hand quilters. Sue is always filled with high energy, humor, stories and tips; ensuring her classes are non-stop education and fun.
The classes will be as follows: F.Y.I. - Take all 4 classes and get a $20 giftcertificate to use towards any Handi Quilter merchandise at the event!
Friday, August 11th - Stepping Stones to Quilting Your First Quilt - 9 AM - 12 PM - ($40) - This class is for everyone-whether you've never quilted and want to learn, or if you already quilt. This overview covers the step-by-step process, from selecting a quilting design to the first quilting stitches. You will learn how to resize and apply designs, choose batting and backing, baste quilt tops, and all about threads, needles and tension. you will be on your way to finishing your quilts!
Start Simple, Expand to Amazing! - 1 PM - 4 PM - ($40) - Begin with a basic design from a stencil, a ruler or template, an applique, a design in a piece of fabric, or even a shape you draw yourself - then transform and expand that design from basic to spectacular. Add extended and secondary designs, repeats, fills and special effects. Learn marking techniques and tools for applying designs to quilt tops.
Saturday, August 12th Ruler Mania - 9 AM - 12 PM - ($40) -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 how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.
All About Feathers - 1 PM - 4 PM - ($40) Feather designs always add a touch of class to any quilt, evoking a positive response from any viewer. Learn to draw and stitch these beautiful elements in many different styles, from traditional to contemporary. Then learn how to fit them in specific geometric spaces, how to turn corners, make feather wreaths, and how to echo and add fills. It's easier than you think!
Call Quilter's Garden to sign up today!!!! 815-879-3739
We are located off Interstate 80 which travels across northern Illinois. Take exit #56 and head south into Princeton. (This is Route 26 and also becomes Main Street.) Travel about 2 miles and you will find us at 527 S. Main Street (on the left or east side of the street).