Learn the basics and beyond from Pinhole Quilting's Liz Holpin and Handi Quilter Educator Abigail Sheridan de Graaff. This class is designed for Handi Quilter longarm machine owners who are new to their machine, had training when their machine was installed and are ready to go further or for those looking for a refresher of the basics.
The course cost is £120. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback from previous Workshop Attendees
"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: Monday 18th November 2019 Please arrive for 09:15 - we will start at 09:30 prompt
Finish Time: Monday 18th November 2019 16:30
We have an Intermediate Workshop running on Tuesday 19th November so consider doing the two together. We have found that this can work very well as it consolidates your learning. Alternatively, spread them apart - our next Intermediate Workshop is on Thursday 12th March 2019.
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:
Sweet Sixteen / Pfaff Powerquilter Owners - managing large quilts
Simply Sixteen, Avante, Amara and Forte Owners - how to load onto the Little Foot Frame or Studio Frame
Break for Lunch (lunch is provided)
Free motion quilting designs
How to break the quilt down into sections and 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.
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
By Car: It is 10 minutes drive from Junction 6 of the M5. There is plenty of free parking.
By Train: From Pershore BR Station it is 5 minutes (1.6 miles). From Foregate or Shrub Hill in Worcester to our Showroom at Highgrove Farm is 20 minutes (10 miles).
What's the cost of the course?
The full course cost is £120 per day. If you received a voucher with your machine for a free Foundation Workshop please enter the code 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 Wood Norton near Evesham. The Angel Hotel in Pershore is variable in quality.
There is a Premier Inn at Evesham Country Park, A46, Evesham WR11 4TP which has been well-reviewed by our visitors.
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. A refund is limited to the cost of the course that you have paid.
There are no refund 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.