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.
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
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!
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, then this is the class for you.
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” 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.