Date: Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Amy Domke was a fine arts major in college. When assigned a project using an “unconventional” medium, she made a quilt with the help of her neighbor. Thirty years later, Amy is still quilting. She loves exploring new styles and trying new techniques. After many years of renting time on a longarm at a local shop, she purchased her own machine. She now quilts professionally on an HQ Infinity with the HQ Pro-Stitcher.
Amy teaches quilting classes at her local shop, ranging from ruler classes to longarm classes. She also travels to give one-on-one instruction to new machine owners. From her studio, she also accepts quilt commissions and is in the process of releasing patterns for her original designs. She is a member of the Handi Quilter Inspiration Squad and has been featured in some Handi Quilter ads.
FRIDAY, April 12
COST: $35 Morning
FAST, FUN AND FABULOUS FREE MOTION QUILTING
Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt, or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free motion quilting, and how to create stunning designs.
How to develop an inventory of free motion designs
- Proper scaling and spacing of design elements
- Edge to edge free motion quilting
- Adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs
- Using Micro Handles for free-motion control
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!
- Basic feather spines and stitching paths
- Feathered wreaths and swags
- Fitting feathers within a geometric space
- Feathered borders
- Using feathers in an overall design
SATURDAY, April 13
PROGRESSIVE QUILTING WITH THE PRO-STITCHER
All Day Only – Two 3-hour sessions
After you’ve mastered dropping block designs and quilting edge to edge with the HQ Pro-Stitcher, you’re now ready to expand and strengthen your skills. This class focuses on in-depth aspects of specific functions of the HQ Pro-Stitcher. Learn how to create continuous border and corner designs; easily digitize your own designs using the features under the Record menu; and quilt on-point designs and areas larger than the throat-space of your machine.
Working with border and corner units
- Managing “wonky” borders and blocks
- Quilting areas larger than the throat-space of your machine
- Quilting on point designs, sashings and triangles
- Recording your own designs with HQ Pro-Stitcher
We ask that you register for a class in advance. Payment is due at time of registration. You may make payment with a credit card over the phone or come into the store. Class size is limited and in many classes, we have waiting lists. If you are unable to attend a class, please call to cancel your class registration 5 (five) days prior to the date of the class. See Refund Policy located under the Calendar Section.