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I am constantly re-investing in my own education to better teach my students
Here is a list of the classes that I have taken. I enjoy learning new skills from both the teacher and the other students in the class. Another 6 full days of learning await me in April at MQX 2010 in Providence RI.
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MASTERING THE ART OF MCTAVISHING - McTavishing Certification
instructor: Karen McTavish

This class was for instructors or quilters who wanted to teach this technique. I learned to Master, understand and quilt the popular background filler called McTavishing. I am now certified to teach it successfully to the quilting community.
TEACHING THE TEACHER
instructor: Pam Clarke

Planning, contracts, scheduling, how to promote and fill classes, fees, class descriptions, supply lists, how to advertise and how to prepare and organize your time. Whether you are planning to teach longarm classes, quilt classes, a shop

owner or are new to teaching. Loads of useful information
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PRICING STRATEGIES FOR LONG ARM QUILTERS
instructor: Dawn Cavanaugh

Are you getting paid for your time? Learn how to “do the math” to make sure you are charging properly for the services you provide. Discover strategies that will help you distinguish yourself from the competition and help clients realize
that they “get what they pay for!
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WHOLECLOTH DESIGN CLASS
instructor: Karen McTavish

This is an all day design, drawing and marking class. This is a class that results in a wholecloth which is marked by the student and is ready for trapunto, hand-quilting, or machine quilting by the end of class. Stencils will be provided.
SECRETS FOR A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
instructor: Debbi Trevino

Not the only longarm quilter in town? How do you compete? Successful business owner and quilter Debbi Trevino will share some great profitable business tips. Whether you are beginning a business or just want additional tips to point

you toward success, the
n this is the class for you.
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VICTORIAN FEATHERS
instructor: Karen McTavish

This class is all about Victorian Feathers! How to place the feathers in a quilt without marking and how to make them look
hand quilted. It’s a very fast way to achieve today’s heirloom style without the time commitment of marking the quilt.
CUSTOM HEIRLOOM MACHINE QUILTING
instructor: Karen McTavish

Custom Heirloom Machine Quilting” topics include instruction in traditional quilting, using heavy quilting, trapunto,
stencils and full traditional feathering. Includes a trunk show, demo and instruction for working with stencils.
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FUN WITH THREADS
instructor: Deloa Jones

Once in a while you have to do something fun and this can be it. Learn thread embroidery with the longarm on stabilizer and appliquéing it so that the quilt doesn’t distort with the amount of stitching in the appliqué.
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BREAD AND BUTTER QUILTING
instructor: Elaine Huffman

Increase your profit on custom jobs by working from the front of the machine! Learn how to get a custom look quickly, without a lot of marking or stops and starts. Learn flexible designs for borders, blocks, triangles, sashing and
cornerstones and tricks.
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HANDI QUILTER CLASSES
Instructor: Meredyth Rotlisberger

Basic HQ & TNT(threads, needles, tension)

Learn HQ16 basics—machine maintenance, threads, tensions, loading quilts and pattern applications. For owners and wanna-be owners.

The 3 B`s and Micro Handles

Learn all about the 3 B’s: backgrounds, borders and blocks. Also, discover how to use Micro Handles in a variety of positions, quilting techniques and designs.

Pantographs and Groovy Boards

What in the world is a pantograph? How about a groovy board? Meredyth will discuss the tips and tricks to using these handy HQ16 tools.

Freehand Workout

Give your muscles a workout. Watch and learn about muscle memory and drawing freehand continuous designs. It is an important skill for applying designs to your quilts.

Rulers Rule!

Have fun with HQ rulers! Join Meredyth as she discusses and demonstrates the proper use of the ruler base, ruler safety and fast continuous curve methods.

Prostitcher and Quiltcad

Learn how to import designs onto your usB stick and then use the manipulating features of the HQ Pro-stitcher and stitch out your design. Great for owners and wanna-be owners.