Tips and tricks for any machine

Here's the class schedule for Diane Henry's return visit to our store with four new classes. Take one class for $35 or sign up for four and get one free. Call the Monroeville store at 724-733-8440 to register. Seating is limited.


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Friday, November 15:

9am – 1 pm         Fun of Finishing

Your quilt top is done – now how do you start to quilt it?  Learn how to select, re-size and apply attractive designs; how to make a pantograph; and an overview of dot-to-dot stitching .  Techniques apply to hand and machine quilters, any skill level and any machine. Overcome the obstacles and start finishing your quilts! 

1 pm – 4 pm       Edge to Edge – The Easy Way

The most popular method of finishing quilts is to quilt continuous line designs from one edge of the quilt to the other edge.  Groovy boards and pantographs make it easy to achieve beautiful quilting, quickly and easily.  Learn tips and tricks for accurate placement and consistency when advancing your quilt.


Saturday, November 16:

9 am – 1 pm        Pro-Stitcher

The  Pro-Stitcher is user-friendly add-on computerized system for Avante and Fusion machines.  You do not have to be a "techie" to use the step-by-step functions, designed by quilters just like you!  Whether considering a quilting business or finishing your own quilts – come see what elegant and precise quilting is possible. 


1 pm – 4 pm       Tricks of the Trade

Now you can learn the same tips and tricks professionals use to finish quilts!  Paying attention to small details when preparing and handling a quilt will make a big difference in the appearance of the finished quilt.  Typical "problem issues" and solutions will be addressed.    You can become an expert, too!

Diane has been working with fabric since her grandmother taught her how to hand piece her first nine patch block at age 4.  A blue-ribbon winning hand quilter, she discovered machine quilting in the late 1990’s had has never looked back.  She loves nothing better than sharing her passion for machine quilting with others, especially through her work with local quilting groups and shops leading classes and organizing workshops supporting local charities.

A professional machine quilter since 2007, Diane purchased her first long-arm, a HQ Sixteen with HQ Pro-Stitcher in 2008.  She recently upgraded to an HQ24 Fusion with HQ Pro-Stitcher to further expand her creative options.  Diane lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Terry and dachshund, Annie.

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