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2. Foundation Longarm Workshop - Tuesday 12th October 2021 9:30am to 4:30pm

  • 2. Foundation Longarm Workshop - Tuesday 12th October 2021 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • 2. Foundation Longarm Workshop - Tuesday 12th October 2021 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • 2. Foundation Longarm Workshop - Tuesday 12th October 2021 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • 2. Foundation Longarm Workshop - Tuesday 12th October 2021 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • 2. Foundation Longarm Workshop - Tuesday 12th October 2021 9:30am to 4:30pm

2. Foundation Longarm Workshop - Tuesday 12th October 2021 9:30am to 4:30pm

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Learn the basics and beyond from Handi Quilter Educator Abigail Sheridan de Graaff and Pinhole Quilting's Liz Holpin. This class is designed for Handi Quilter longarm machine owners who are new to their machine and are ready to go further or for those looking for a refresher of the basics. 

For most people you should book the Foundation Workshop.

The alternative is to book a Foundation PLUS Workshop. The only people who should book the Foundation PLUS are those who have completed the Facebook Virtual Classroom sessions with Abigail and Liz. Our Quiz is designed to test the understanding of those who completed the Virtual Classroom. You should book EITHER the Foundation or the Foundation PLUS. This is the link to the QUIZ

The course cost is £130. If you are entitled to a FREE Foundation Class you can enter your Discount Code when you check out. If you have not received your code please email quilt@pinholequilting.co.uk

For Handi Quilter Owners Only. If you are interested in purchasing a Handi Quilter and would like an Introduction to Longarm Quilting Workshop please email us at quilt@pinholequilting.co.uk

Feedback from previous Workshop Attendees - What they liked...
"The excellent facilities, the knowledge of Liz and Abigail, the friendly and relaxed atmosphere they created and the mix of other attendees. The tension issues were covered thoroughly and I finally feel that I know what to do and when. All information was extremely well laid out and the booklet has already been referred to several times already."

"I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the fact that there were plenty of resources available to use, help when it was needed, optional sessions with a have a go attitude and a watchful eye kept on all participants."

Start Time: Please arrive for 09:15 - we will start at 09:30 prompt
Finish Time: 4:30pm

We take an hour for lunch to enable you to have a relaxed lunch, to browse our shop, to meet other attendees and to step away from the machines!


TNT - Thread, Needles and Tension - Learn and improve on this essential skill. How to use different types and weight of thread and reduce your own "tension" in the process! We'll be talking about needles and needle sizes, thread weight, types and ply, horizontal spool pin, bobbins - winding your own and prewounds.

Techniques specific to machines:

  • Capri / Sweet Sixteen / Pfaff Powerquilter Owners - managing large quilts

  • Moxie, Simply Sixteen, Avante, Amara, Forte and Infinity Owners - how to load onto the Loft Frame, Little Foot Frame, Studio or Gallery Frame

Break for Lunch (lunch is provided - we will ask you for your choice of wrap, sandwich or salad).


Free motion quilting designs 

Ruler Work

Hands on thread play session based on the techniques you've used during the day.

Optional accessories demonstrations including the Handi Feet, pantographs, groovy boards and Pro Stitcher depending on the needs of the group.


We will ask you to show double vaccination or proof of lateral flow test prior to attendance. In addition please complete a test in the three days before the workshop date.  You must not attend if you have a positive result.
You should not attend if you have a temperature or exhibit any of the symptoms of Covid-19.
We will be adhering to the Covid rules currently in force. This means that you will need to sanitise your hands regularly. 

When you are moving around the showroom we may ask you to wear a Facemask. If you are exempt from wearing a mask please advise us by email so that we can make a note. Our showroom has high ceilings and is well ventilated.

Machines will not be shared. Machines will be sanitised between classes. We will take measures to ensure that social distancing takes place. Please let us know if you do not feel comfortable at any time.

The class may be cancelled with late notice due to circumstances beyond our control. 
In that event we will rearrange the class for another date.

If the Covid rules change we will update the information by email the week before the class.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Our Showroom is located at Unit 22 Highgrove Farm, Seaford, Pinvin, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 2LF

Visit our website for more detailed directions. https://www.pinholequilting.co.uk/how-to-find-us

By Plane: Fly into Birmingham International Airport. Trains from Birmingham International to Worcester Parkway take about one hour and run every hour. There is one change at Birmingham New Street. It may be possible to arrange a taxi or by prior arrangement we can pick you up. It is less than 15 minutes to our showroom from Worcester Parkway. We recommend you stay at a hotel in Pershore or Pinvin or at one of the Pub B&Bs in Upton Snodsbury or Flyford Flavell so that we can take you to the Showroom (we live close by).

By Car: It is 10 minutes drive from Junction 6 of the M5. There is plenty of free parking.

By Train: From the new Worcester Parkway it is 15 minutes (7 miles), Pershore BR Station is 5 minutes (1.6 miles). From Foregate or Shrub Hill in Worcester to our Showroom at Highgrove Farm is 20 minutes (10 miles).

Note that Taxis are not always easily available in this area which is very rural. Uber doesn't really exist here!

What's the cost of the course?

The full course cost is £130 per day. If you received a voucher with your machine for a free Foundation Workshop please enter the code that you should have received when you check out.

Lunch is included. Please let us know any particular dietary requirements when you book.

Where can we stay?

Pershore is only 3 miles away and there are a number of places to stay in Pershore or in the surrounding villages such as The Oak at Upton Snodsbury, The Boot Pub at Flyford Flavell, The Wood Norton near Evesham.  Note that The Angel Hotel in Pershore is variable in quality.

We have had good reviews of the Vale Golf Club near Bishampton who rent out individual cabins.

Woodlands B&B in Pershore is well-reviewed as is The Cobblers at Bishampton.

There is a Premier Inn at Evesham Country Park, A46, Evesham WR11 4TP which has been well-reviewed by our visitors. Next door to is is a range of shopping and there is a Beefeater on site.

For more information on accommodation options please visit our Classes Page where we will add to the list based on reviews from customers.


All the classroom areas, eating and restrooms are on the ground floor and are wheelchair accessible. 


If there are insufficient numbers to run the workshop or for other circumstances where it is no longer possible, we may have to cancel it.

If we have to cancel because of Covid-19 we will rearrange to another date. You should ensure that any hotels or B&Bs that you book can be cancelled, that you have suitable insurance or that you accept that the course may be cancelled with little notice due to circumstances outside of our control. 

A refund is limited to the cost of the course that you have paid.

If you need to cancel please give at least one week's notice as food will be ordered in advance and costs us nearly £10 per person which we may be charged so please bear this in mind. Your class may be free but we may incur costs if you cancel late. In addition your place could have been used by someone else so please if you do need to cancel please let us know as soon as possible. 

There are no refunds on this course. We would suggest that if you have other expenses such as hotels, flights, etc that you take out travel insurance in the event that you are ill, etc.

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