Innova Longarm Machine
Longarm A La Carte Education Classes

INFORMATION

Classes are by appointment        
Combination of Lecture, Demonstration and Hands-On Training
Class Size: Semi-Private, 1-2 Students
Price: $75.00 per person
Class Time: 3 to 4 hours depending on the number of students
Location: TBA
Contact me at DandDThornton@comcast.net to set up a class

CLASSES AVAILABLE

Longarm Basics Learning the basics of longarm quilting.  Topics include maintenance, loading, basting, solving your tension headaches, troubleshooting and more.    Includes Lecture/Demonstration

Beyond the Basics Tips and tricks for getting the most out of your longarm quilting machine.  Topics include custom quilting, stitching hints, threads, battings, clamps, zippered leaders, and presser feet.  Includes Lecture/Demonstration

Robotics and Grand Format Embroidery Class is taught on the Innova Mach 3 Auto Pilot.   Learn how easy it is to use the computerized quilting system to do edge to edge, custom quilting including borders and blocks, embroidery, and machine applique. Includes Lecture/Demonstration/Hands-On Training  

Feather Fundamentals This class is devoted to learning all the basics of feathers.  Multiple variations of feather designs will be taught.   Includes Lecture/Drawing/Demonstration/Hands-On Quilting. 

Feathers and Beyond This class builds on the feather basic class and goes beyond the basics.  Includes Lecture/Drawing/Demonstration/Hands-On Quilting.  Class covers feather applications including borders, corners, blocks, triangles, irregular spaces, and all over fills.  Also included is how to embellish your feathers and make them uniquely your own.

Free Motion Quilting This class is full of free motion designs which can be used as all over patterns and/or background fills.  Includes Lecture/Drawing/Demonstration/Hands-On Quilting.

Border Expertise Learn the basics of free motion border and corners.  A wide variety of designs will be taught including what to do with wide borders. Includes Lecture/Drawing/Demonstration/Hands-On Quilting

Rulers and Templates Learn the basics of ruler work using both straight rulers and shaped templates.  Class includes using the ruler base, changing feet and tips for ruler quilting.   Also covers multiple ways to use your templates in your creative quilting. Includes Lecture/Drawing/Demonstration/Hands-On Quilting      

Specialty Rulers   The selection of specialty rulers can be overwhelming.  In this class a wide variety of rulers and templates will be demonstrated as well as how to use and apply these products in your quilting followed by hands-on training and coaching.  This is your opportunity to practice and receive instruction to find the right tool for your project.      

Hand Guided Pantographs Learn how to set up a hand guided pantograph, tips for quilting and realigning after advancing the quilt. Includes Lecture, Drawing, Demonstration, Hands-On Quilting

Thread Painting Learn the basics of thread painting.  Explore the possibilities of how thread can paint your fabric and enhance the design. Includes information on threads and techniques.    Includes Lecture, Drawing, Demonstration, Hands-On Quilting 

Beautiful Custom Borders This class will teach you how to quilt complex and custom borders.  Includes information and demonstration of tips, tricks, and tools to help you turn your borders from plain to spectacular.   Includes Lecture, Drawing, Demonstration, Hands-On Quilting

Doodle and Improv Quilting Discover how to combine your favorite designs to create your own personalized graffiti quilting.   Includes Lecture, Drawing, Demonstration, Hands-On Quilting

Stencil Creations Learn how stencils can be used as blocks, borders, and backgrounds and how to add additional designs and free motion quilting.  Featuring stencils from a variety of longarm quilters including Pam Clark, Cindi Needham and Jodi Robinson. Includes Lecture, Drawing, Demonstration, Hands-On Quilting

Creative Custom Quilting    Learn to incorporate the principles of quilting design and how they are used in your custom quilt.  From planning your quilting to picking quilting designs, this class will have you ready to stitch in no time.  Layouts, blocks, borders, and negative space will be covered as well as adding detail and design for a cohesive stunning quilt.

FUTURE CLASSES

  • Novel Ways to use your Longarm
  • Innova feet and how to use them
  • Designing a Whole Cloth
  • Divide and Quilt
  • Skinny Spaces and Sashings
  • Lines Plus More
  • Grids Galore and how to fill them
  • Quilting Mandalas
  • Getting the most out of Navigator
  • Cross hatching

Online classes coming soon

Longarm Ala Carte classes are also available as private lessons. Contact me at DandDThornton@comcast.net for more information.