HQ Education Event
Friday, June 2, 2017
Class fee: $35.00
Does longarm quilting interest you, and you'd like to learn more about it? Or do you just need a review of longarm basics? This class takes the mystery out of longarm quilting by acquainting you with the basic terms, machine features, how to load a quilt, and what you need to know about thread, needles and tension. Handi Quilter longarm systems are user-friendly, come in various sizes for every budget, and are designed by a quilter, for quilters just like you!
- Definition of longarm quilting terms
- Basic machine features
- Bobbins, tension, needles and thread
- Loading quilts
- Groovy boards and pantographs
Vicki Kerkvliet comes from a long line of quilters and began her own quilting journey in 2000 when she enrolled in a class. As an elementary school teacher she set the goal of piecing one quilt top a year in between her teaching responsibilities.
Vickis dream of owning a longarm machine was realized in 2011 with the purchase of an HQ Avante with Pro-Stitcher. She recently acquired an HQ Sweet Sixteen. After 27 years in the elementary education profession, she joined the Handi Quilter education team and is thrilled to merge her love of teaching with her love of quilting in a new career path. She sets beginning quilters at ease and encourages experienced quilters to enjoy their quilting journey while exploring new options.
Vicki is a member of the Starlight Quilters Guild in Kansas City. She has two adult sons and enjoys traveling with her husband and granddaughter each summer to explore national parks.