Hands On Sewing Events – The BEST Way to Learn!

Karen Roth Events

OeSD Super SPREE 2 Day Event For Embroidery Enthusiasts! 

June 15th-16th (Huntington Beach)

Join us at Moore’s of Huntington Beach June 15th and 16th for 2 days of embroidery fun! Whether you’re an accomplished embroidery enthusiast or just beginning your adventure in machine embroidery  – this event’s for you!

The 2 day event includes:

  • Hands-on learning – the best way to learn!
  • Class CD with all class project hand-outs and designs!
  • CD and project kit for ALL 6 projects!
  • Trunk show of beautiful embroidery projects!
  • Door prizes and giveaways!
  • Goody bag valued at over $200 filled with fun sewing and embroidery items!
  • Exciting product offers only available to Super SPREE attendees!
Sign up here – OeSD Super Spree Registration!

Your instructor – Kimberly Dodson – Embroidery Expert!

Kimberly spent several years teaching multiple brands of embroidery machines and digitizing software for a large dealership in the Pacific Northwest before relocating to Green Bay, WI. She brings, not only technical knowledge, but an uncanny ability to connect with her students’ needs. Kimberly keeps busy in her free time with her embroidery business, pursuing additional training, and nurturing her family.

Sign up here – OeSD Super Spree Registration! 

 

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Hands-On Quilting Event!

June 21st-23rd, Free Reception June 20th! (Temecula)

Choose one, two or all three days!

This is a great opportunity for you to get top-notch training close to home. Handi Quilter is bringing a truck full of longarm machines to give you the best experience! Regardless of your experience or type of machine that you own – you will gain a lot more skill and knowledge from this event!

Don’t own a long arm machine (yet!)? This is the best opportunity to try before you buy! You can sign up for one, two or all three days, Thursday June 21st – Saturday June 23rd, and join us for a FREE Meet and Greet Wednesday June 20th!

Sign up here – Hands-On Quilting Event!
Here’s what you’ll be doing each day – 

Thursday, June 21st

STAND-UP LONGARM MACHINE QUILTING BASICS

Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just want a review of longarm basics? This class removes the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, and vital facts about thread, needles and tension. Longarm and frame systems come in various sizes and features for every budget. See how user-friendly new generation long arm machines have become and take your quilting to a whole new level of enjoyment. This class is perfect for all experience levels or if you want to discover if long arm quilting is for you.

Topics covered will include: Basic machine and frame elements and features; Bobbins, tension, needles, and thread: How to load a quilt onto a frame; Quilting with Groovy Boards and pantographs: Rulers, Micro Handles, and basic free motion

Friday, June 22nd 

Morning Session
FAST, FUN, AND FABULOUS FREE-MOTION QUILTING

Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free motion quilting, and how to create stunning designs.

Topics covered will include: How to develop an inventory of free motion designs; Proper scaling and spacing of design elements; Edge to edge free motion quilting; Adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs; Using Micro Handles for free-motion control and more!

Afternoon Session
CREATIVE TEXTURES AND FILLS

Meandering is the easiest and most common filler for background space – but there are countless other creative design elements to use instead. Come expand your design portfolio by learning the stitch path of a wide variety of creative filler designs. Learn which designs lend themselves best to micro-quilting, and how to use Micro Handles for best results.

Topics covered will include: Select appropriate fills to complement design style; Create special effects with different fillers; Scale the fill design size appropriately; Evenly place and space fills; Effective use of Micro Handles and more!

Saturday, June 23rd 

Morning Session
RULERS – NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

Rulers can enhance your quilting experience and new ones are constantly being introduced. In this class you will receive 6 of the latest rulers for yourself. Come learn about their features, how to use them and what you can accomplish with this cadre of handy new rulers. Sized to fit your hand and designed to make ruler work easier, you’ll be reaching for these rulers again and again!

Topics covered will include: Customize your quilt with crosshatching and straight-line quilting from every angle; Develop an inventory of arc designs you’ll love; Perfect pebbles are now in reach; Reshape the clamshell for an updated modern look; Learn about how stitch-in-the-ditch quilting can be both fun and easy to do!

Afternoon Session
BEYOND TRADITIONAL FEATHERS

Beautiful feathers are a mainstay of free-motion quilters everywhere, but sometimes you find yourself ready for something a little different. In this class, you will learn how to build feathering skills to include new shapes and styles of feathers.

Topics covered will include: Two different styles of feathers; Embellished feathers and spines; Leaves, curls, and other vine designs; Creating all over patterns with feathers; Customizing unconventional feathers to spaces and more!

Join us for a FREE meet & greet Wednesday, June 20th, from 6 – 8 pm
with Handi Quilter’s National Educator Gina Siembieda!

Gina started sewing at age 12 when her Grandmother gave her a sewing machine. It was love at first stitch and she has been sewing ever since. Her love of quilting was born in 1985 when she bought her first hand-quilted Amish quilt in Lancaster PA.   Soon after, she joined a quilt guild, learned to quilt and began teaching others!

Having purchased her first longarm quilting machine in 2003, Gina has years of experience on a variety of different brands and sizes of machines. She has over twenty million stitches to show for it! Gina has had quilts entered at Road to California, has received blue ribbons at county fairs and has been honored to be the featured quilter for one of her guild’s shows. She most enjoys making quilts of comfort for charities and gifts for family and friends.

Sign up here – Hands-On Quilting Event!

 

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