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Handi Quilter Event - Free Motion and Ruler Workshops


A Foot Ahead - 80 minutes
Class Description: Handi Quilter’s full lineup of feet give you a lot options for quilting projects. This fun workshop lets you see different ways to incorporate techniques with the all the different feet.
Objective: Learn how to incorporate the use of Handi Feet into your quilting projects.
• The many feet available
• Different applications for the feet
• Changing the feet 9
• Couching
• Attaching binding while on the frame

Not Your Average Orange Peel - 80 minutes
Class Description: Let’s take a classic design – the orange peel – and spice it up in this fun workshop. You’ll learn how to add creative designs to jazz up this basic quilting design.
Objective: Teach the stitching path for the “continuous curve” design that students can then “upskill” the design by jazzing up the centers with additional designs without breaking the thread. See other shapes that create a fun design with the same pathway.
• The basic stitch path of the continuous curve
• Deciding where a continuous line design would fit well
• How to stitch out the design using free motion or rulers
• How to add interest to the centers with basic center designs while not breaking the thread
• How to use other shapes in the same stitch path to change the design

Feather Foundations - 80 minutes
Class Description: Feather designs add a touch of class to any quilt. Learn to draw and stitch these beautiful elements in many different styles, from traditional to contemporary.
Objective: Techniques for creating basic spines, formal and informal feathers
• Basic feather spines 14
• Informal feather
• Formal feather
• Non-back tracking feather
• Using feathers as overall designs

How Do I Quilt It? - 80 minutes
Class Description: Come to this workshop to explore how to create a quilting plan. We’ll look at ways to define the purpose and style of the quilt, build a theme, and choose threads to compliment the piecing of the quilt.
Objective: Gain confidence to create a quilting plan and the tools to accomplish it – collaborative/quilting by committee
• Define quilt purpose
• Quilt style, design, theme
• Thread
• Quilting to compliment the piecing
• Auditioning & resizing quilting design


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Adam Rateliff
Instructor Bio: Adam Rateliff grew up in a family of fiber artists. His grandmother could create anything with a needle and embroidery floss; his mother is a very talented sewist, especially with garments and costumes. He remembers, at a young age, sitting and watching his mother create, and one day asked her to teach him how to sew. He retained those skills and built on them throughout his life and finds his joy and happiness helping quilters realize their quilting goals. Adam began quilting in 2012. As a beginner he was in awe of longarm quilters, imagining what it would be like to have the freedom of finishing his quilting projects himself and the creativity it would inspire. After much thought and some good friends for support, he purchased a HQ Infinity? with Pro-Stitcher?, and has been quilting professionally ever since. Adam enjoys teaching quilting classes at local shops, guilds, and in his home studio. His students are those who are usually found laughing the loudest while working on brand new skills. Adam excels at getting quilters outside of their comfort zone, teaching the best ways to use rulers, free motion, or blending Pro-Stitcher designs with free motion work. His relaxed fun style in and out of class, inspire others to have fun with their journey in quilting. Adam is also a member of the Handi Quilter Inspiration Squad, and can be found making how-to videos on his YouTube channel at AdamSewFun. He also inspires others through multiple social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram A native of California, he spent four years in Eugene, Oregon and he recently spent two years in Cleveland, Ohio. He and his family (including dogs Duchess and Barry) look forward to his upcoming relocation back to California in the summer of 2021.
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