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Quilt Mercantile--Handi Quilter hands on classes in Celeste Nov. 6th, 7th, & 8th on Avante and Sweet Sixteen units


Handi Quilter Hands On Classes

We are excited to announce that Handi Quilter is bringing Avante and Sweet Sixteen Sit-down units from Houston to Celeste for this education event!  These classes will limit two per machine.  These hands on classes are the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge base.  We will have two national/international educators teaching at the same time in our two classroom areas. 
Click here to learn about Diann Loper.  Click here to learn about Nancy Stein.  No matter your brand of machine, the technique classes are for YOU!

If you are still in the deciding phase of owning a long arm machine or sit-down quilting unit, this is the perfect time to try before you buy.  Take a class or two to see if you love these machines like we do.  As an added bonus--Handi Quilter is offering these demo units at an outstanding price (listed towards the bottom of this e-mail) in a bonus pack.  Handi Quilter will have a price increase on their products effective Nov. 1st so these demo units will be the best price you will find with no shipping charges...don't wait.  Grab an awesome deal while it is available.  (We are committed to educating our long arm customers.  We have a long arm club that meets once a quarter and Jackie Brown is available for private classes most Wednesdays.) 

Friday night Open House at Quilt Mercantile November 7th from 6-9pm.  If you don't want to take a class but want time to talk to these International educators, come join us Friday night.  We will have light refreshments and nine HQ Avante units and six HQ Sweet Sixteen units to test drive!


Sweet Sixteen Sit-down Hands on classes:

Quilting Circles & Curves Thurs. Nov 6th 9:30-12:30 for $40.  Learn the tricks for making half circles and flattened circles, as well as making perfectly curved lines. Create beautiful quilting designs using swags, clam shells, ovals, arcs and half circles. Then discover endless ideas for filling internal and external spaces with additional designs.

How do I Quilt it? Thurs. Nov. 6th 1:30-4:30 for $40.  Largely a collaborative class, this is an opportunity to bring quilt tops that have you stumped and leave with multiple design options. Learn how to select, resize, preview and apply designs: explore border options; and discover new design resources. Give your quilt tops new life with designs just waiting to hop on. Please Bring your Unquilted tops for group discussion.  Open to long arms and sit-down units.

Start with a Stencil Friday Nov. 7th 9:30-12:30 for $40. Transform a basic stencil design from ho hum to extraordinary. Watch the skeleton come to life as you add extended and secondary designs, fills and special effects. Learn to make your own stencils as well as useful tips for marking your quilts.

Creative Textures and Fills Friday Nov. 7th 1:30-4:30 for $40.  Once you learn rulers, you won't want to miss this class. Fills are creative design elements used to quilt the background and empty spaces of a primary quilting or block design. Whether elegant, whimsical, structured , or meandering, there is a style to compliment every space.

Rule Your Quilt Saturday Nov. 8th 9:30-12:30 for $40.  If you are hesitant about using rulers, you will love them after this class. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely and properly with the ruler base, as well as how to work with rulers to achieve amazing designs.

Three B's-Backgrounds, Borders & Blocks Saturday Nov. 8th 1:30-4:30 for $40.  You are the queen of your quilt. Learn to add texture and fluidity to your quilting by changing the size and spacing of freehand designs. See your quilting come alive as you gain confidence in each application.

Long Arm Classes on HQ Avante machines

Rule Your Quilt Thursday Nov. 6th 9:30-12:30 for $40.  If you are hesitant about using rulers, you will love them after this class. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely and properly with the ruler base, as well as how to work with rulers to achieve amazing designs.

Three B's-Backgrounds, Borders & Blocks Thursday Nov. 6th 1:30-4:30 for $40.  You are the queen of your quilt. Learn to add texture and fluidity to your quilting by changing the size and spacing of freehand designs. See your quilting come alive as you gain confidence in each application.

HQ Pro-Stitcher-Beyond the Basics Friday Nov. 7th 9:30-4:30 for $75.  If you use the basic functions of HQ Pro-Stitcher, come learn additional application for even more fun. Explore digitizing designs with the Art & Stitch program included with HQ Pro-Stitcher, and tips to expand your quilting capabilities.

Quilting Circles & Curves Saturday Nov 8th 9:30-12:30 for $40.  Learn the tricks for making half circles and flattened circles, as well as making perfectly curved lines. Create beautiful quilting designs using swags, clam shells, ovals, arcs and half circles. Then discover endless ideas for filling internal and external spaces with additional designs.

Feathers That Amaze Saturday Nov. 8th 1:30-4:30 for $40. Quilted feathers always add style to any quilt, and you can learn to create these beautiful elements in many different styles. Learn how to draw and stitch feathers by several different paths, add fills and adjust feathers to a variety of geometric spaces.
 


HQ Avante 18 Demo +bonus pack.
MSRP $10,995 Demo price $7,995

HQ Sweet Sixteen Demo
+ bonus pack
MSRP $5,595 Demo Price $4,095

HQ Avante 18 Demo W/Pro Stitcher
MSRP $20,990 Demo Price $16,690

Very limited supply so please let us know asap if you want to grab one of these deals.  We will do our best to secure you one of these packages.

Jennifer and Vickey
Quilt Mercantile
Celeste, TX
903-568-8739

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