Class Description: (Porterville Location)
Truck Event is a hands on event 1 person per machine and it's all day class 10am to 5pm.
Curious about solving the mystery of Longarm quilting? Or are you looking for a chance to brush up your longarm skills? This class demystifies longarm quilting by teaching all the basics! We’ll start with machine and frame features and maintenance, then demonstrate loading a quilt. We’ll move on to picking the perfect thread for your project, setting your tension, and choosing designs for your quilt. This class is full of great tips and tricks while exhibiting all the great features found in the Handi Quilter machine lineup.
•Longarm machine and frame features and maintenance
•How to set tension on a bobbin and your machine, needles and thread
•How to load your quilt onto a frame
•Choosing the right thread and designs for your project
•A basic overview of free-motion techniques and ruler work
Class 2-A – Building a Free-Motion Quilting Design Library
Building a library of free-motion quilting designs is fun – and it’s easier than you think! By
exploring different designs - from simple blocks to an all-over design – you can create designs that can be used
to complete any quilt. Learn how drawing a simple shape and then connecting it or just using a part of it can
make finishing your quilts fast and fun.
• Develop a library of free-motion designs
• How to plan out a quilting path
• Exploring different designs based on a basic shape
• Adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs
• Using a grid to layout your quilting design
Gina started sewing at age 12 when her Grandmother gave her a sewing machine. It was love at first stitch and she has been sewing ever since. Her love of quilting was born in 1985 when she bought her first hand-quilted Amish quilt in Lancaster PA. Soon after, she joined a quilt guild, learned to quilt and began teaching others!
Having purchased her first longarm quilting machine in 2003, Gina has years of experience on a variety of different brands and sizes of machines; but
Handi Quilter is her favorite. She has over twenty million stitches to show for it! She presently quilts with an HQ Infinity? with Pro-Stitcher?. She comes from a long line of teachers and teaches machine quilting on both longarm and domestic machines.
Gina has had quilts entered at Road to California, has received blue ribbons at county fairs and has been honored to be the featured quilter for one of her guild?s shows. She most enjoys making quilts of comfort for charities and gifts for family and friends.
Gina currently belongs to three quilt guilds in Southern California where she lives with her husband. She has two grown children, which, of course, are
her proudest achievements! She is excited to be part of the wonderful
Handi Quilter team and to share her passion of quilting and educating others.