Handi Quilter Longarm Discovery Event

Virtual Longarm Quilting Exploration

October 5th at 5pm PST

Handi Quilter Longarm Discovery Event

October 6th & 7th, 2021


October 8th & 9th, 2021

Virtual Longarm Quilting Exploration

Would you like to learn more about longarm quiliting, but prefer to participate from your home?

We’ve got you covered! George is teaming up with Handi Quilter to bring you an exclusive live stream presentation showcasing the amazing features of longarm quilting machines. Join us on our Facebook page on Tuesday, 10/5 at 5pm (PST).

2-Day Longarm Discovery Event:

This event is currently sold out. To be placed on our waiting list, please call our Brea store at (714) 279-6830.

Event Overview

Everyone can learn something new in this basic class – whether you’ve only pieced quilt tops or have finished a whole stack of quilts. Prepping your quilt top properly, choosing and marking designs on your quilt, and selecting batting and backings will all be covered in this class. Threads, needles, tension, and their relationship to finishing quilts will be discussed. Bring one of your finished quilt tops, if you like, to explore different design ideas for your quilt.

All supplies, use of machines, and candy Included! Catered lunch will be provided.

Event Information


9am – 5pm PST (Registration begins at 8am)


Moore’s of Brea

2315 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821

Registration Cost

1 Person: $199.00

1 Person + 1 member from household: $298.00

Class Schedule for each 2-Day Hands-On Longarm Discovery Event

Day 1 | Morning Class

Getting Started with Longarm Quilting

Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related – from pantographs to stencils – will all be answered in this great back-to-basics class.

Topics Include:

  • The basics of machine and frame maintenance
  • Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines
  • How to load a quilt onto a frame
  • Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils
  • Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets
Day 1 | Afternoon Class

Free-Motion Quilting; You Can Do It!

Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It’s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level.

  • Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line
  • Scaling fills for backgrounds
  • Creating your own edge-to-edge designs
  • How to fill borders evenly
  • Micro quilting and using different feet
Day 2 | Morning Class

Can’t Have Enough Rulers!

Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we’ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt – like seams or corners – is a cinch with rulers. We’ll start with ruler basics,then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt.

  • Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base, and ruler
  • Point to point quilting using the markings on rulers
  • Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt
  • HQ VersaTool®: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs
  • Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers
Day 2 | Afternoon Class

Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher

Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or considering a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher. New owners – start here!

  • Overview of support resources available online
  • Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog
  • Pace a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm, and Align
  • Demonstration of the Pro-Stitcher Simulator
  • Overview of PS Designer TM

Meet the Handi Quilter Educators

Mary Yoder

Handi Quilter National Educator

Chris Sousa

Handi Quilter National Educator

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Moore’s takes the health and safety of our staff and guests very seriously. For this in-store event, we have a maximum of 12 longarm machines in our largest store location. We will be taking the following precautions:

  • Each machine will be spaced at least 6 feet apart, with one person per machine.
  • Each machine will have plastic-covered handles for your safety.
  • Ample hand sanitizer will be available throughout the store.
  • In keeping with current guidelines, masks are optional for those who are vaccinated, and required for all who are not vaccinated.
  • Our staff will be taking temperatures of all attendees upon entry to ensure no one is running a temperature higher than 100 degrees.

We are offering each attendee the option to add on one person from their household to join them on this longarm quilting exploration! This guest must be from your household so as to mitigate the risk of spreading Covid-19.