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QUILT MERCANTILE--Quilt your own small project--ONLY $50

Handi Quilter Truck Event at Quilt Mercantile--2nd week info

Quilt your own small top for $50.  
Join Jackie Brown on Monday July 26th or Thursday July 29th for a one day class 9:30-5 where you will use the Handi Quilter Amara w/Pro Stitcher to edge to edge quilt a top with the robotics built into this system.  BEGINNERS ENCOURAGED.  No experience required.  This is so much easier and quicker than quilting your small project on your domestic sewing machine or a sit-down unit.  The maximum width is 45 inches but your length can be most anything.  The Laura Heine collage project would be PERFECT to get quilted in this class.  This is definitely less expensive than paying someone else to quilt your small project.  Have a baby quilt you need done ASAP?  Make your small project and join the class! 

Reply to this email to grab a spot in this class.  Does Monday not work for you?  Let us know.  We have these ten machines for 14 DAYS!  We want to keep them in use.  Have a group that wants a night class with Jackie?  Give us feedback.  We are open to small group or one on one classes.  This a great way to learn the basics so you can qualify to rent a machine when we get our education center completed in the downtown building renovations.  Live to far away to drive in for the day?  Let us know on any of these classes.  We have beds available at our retreat center for a minimal fee. 

Jackie Brown education for long arm quilters

Sunday July 25th 2:30-5:30 Threads, Needles, Tension-$45 We all have our favorite threads and fabrics. Many times, there isn’t a match between the two—What to do?! Let Jackie take you through the different thread and fabric characteristics that will affect your tension. Be ready to expand your horizons with different combinations that have predictable results. This hands-on class will let you try different combinations and, more importantly, understand the ‘why’ regarding changes in tension.

Tuesday July 27th 9:30-4:00 Rulers and Couching- ‘Make it Take it’ stocking project-$75 Rulers are an awesome tool to create the building blocks of your free motion quilts. Just like any tool, they require education to use properly and to their fullest extent. Learn the fundamentals and tips/tricks from Jackie to unlock your ‘Acrylic potential’! Jackie will bring her selection of favorite rulers. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own favorites as well to get ideas from Jackie for using them. Couching is a great way to add depth to any custom quilt. Different yarns open a world of possibility to have the quilting design jump off the fabric! We will get you up and going then spend some time accenting your own designs. At the end of the day, you will walk away with a couched quilting design on a denim stocking to hang on a mantle for Christmas!

Wednesday July 28th 9:0-4 Rulers and negative space fill- ‘Make it Take It’ pillow project-$75 We’ve learned the basics of rulers, now let’s put them to use! With Jackie’s help, you will create and stitch a motif with rulers, then learn how to fill in the space with stippling, pebbles, etc. Bring your rulers you’d like to use to create the design and Jackie will help you put it all together. You will leave with a quilted pillow made by YOU!

Susan Manry hands on Classes  (Susan will be Zoom displayed in classroom) asssisted by Jackie Brown in person

Bundle price for Susan's classes is $199 or $60 each class.

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Pro-Stitcher Premium:  Everything E2E Friday July 30th 9-12:30

Have you ever wished that you could work through the entire Edge-to-Edge process with an expert at your side?  Well, here is the chance you’ve been waiting for!

In this half-day session, you’ll load a small quilt, set up your quilt layout using the Repeat Basic and Wrap tools, and then you will stitch a row.  Next, you will advance your quilt simply and accurately using the Drag and Drop method. You will learn to use the New Start/End tools to precisely reposition your pattern and understand exactly how to recover from any kind of interruption with ease!  Conquer your E2E fears once and for all, Quilters!  Perfect time to see if you want to add a Pro Stitcher to your machine.  Try before you buy!  Susan is THE MASTER of this program.

Pro-Stitcher Premium:  Introduction to Custom Quilting Friday July 30th 1:30-4:30

If the idea of custom quilting with Pro-Stitcher gives you the shivers, then this warm-up class is for you!

There is nothing like hands-on learning, Quilters, and in this session, you will learn from your Custom Quilting experience.  Students will place and stitch designs in blocks, triangles, sashing, and borders using PSP’s Modify tools, and see how the PSP Crop features can make your quilting truly shine.

With this class under your belt, you’ll be ready to skip the E2E on your next quilt and try a little custom quilting instead.  Mix it up!!!

Pro-Stitcher Premium:  Sunflower Love Wholecloth Saturday July 31st 9-12:30

It’s time to apply what you’ve learned in classes 1 and 2, Quilters.

Practical application of newly acquired learning helps create permanence.  In this session, students will use Susan Manry’s Sunflower Love design set to create a small wholecloth layout using the custom quilting tools. 

Have fun learning and enjoy taking home your small project, to convert into a pillow, bag, or wall hanging.

Adorable Shoulder Bag using HQ Pro-Stitcher Saturday July 31st 1:30-4:30

This little shoulder bag is perfect for your E-reader or small tablet computer.  

You’ll learn about using Workspaces, and how to simultaneously manage multiple designs while you create this bag entirely on the frame.  Choose from the three design options, quilt the design, attach the strap, and then layer the remaining sections, leaving only a few inches of hand stitching to close the lining.  

You’re going to love how easy it is to make this fat-quarter-friendly bag.  It’s the perfect way to finish our Quilt Mercantile hands-on longarm event and make an ideal gift for your quilting buddy, or just for you!


Quilt Mercantile
215 US Hwy 69 North
Celeste, TX 75423