Come join us for a 2-day, immersive HANDS-ON event at The Quilt Barn! Long arm quilting, what is it? Have you been looking for a long arm and not sure which one is right for you or maybe just wondering if long arm quilting is your thing. HERE'S THE CHANCE TO TRY IT AND SEE. We are offering a two day hands on long arm retreat so you can get all your long arm questions answered by a National HandiQuilter Educator. We will repeat the same classes on Day 1-2 and 3-4. No experience required and all are welcome to come participate in our hands-on event! Come check out the latest and greatest in quilting technology! Sign up is easy! Call us at 253-845-1532 or visit www.quiltbarn.com/classes. Only 12 spaces available per 2-Day session. Each 2 day Session is $299.00 but sign up early for our Early Bird discount of $269.00. Do you know someone who would love to join you? - then ask about our "bring a friend" discount! Day 1- AM - Getting Started with Longarm Quilting – Show-&-Tell of all the best features of the HandiQuilter machine lineup. Day 1 – PM - Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It! - Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level. Day 2 – AM - Can’t Have Enough Rulers! - We’ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt. Day 2 – PM - Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher - Whether finishing your own quilts or considering a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher.
Lana learned to sew at age eleven at her local sewing store. While garment sewing was her foundation, once she discovered quilting in 2001, while taking a year?s sabbatical from her career as a sixth grade teacher, she found her zeal. Her creativity using textiles continued and she began teaching quilting classes at local quilt shops. Before she knew it, she had a hefty stack of quilt tops awaiting the finishing touch of quilting. She didn?t want someone else to complete her projects, so she set about learning all types of quilt as you go and free motion quilting methods using a domestic machine.
She retired from teaching in the public schools in 2014 and soon after discovered exactly what she had been looking for: the HQ Simply Sixteen? on the HQ Little Foot? frame. It was a smaller, more affordable, movable longarm machine with a small footprint. She fell in love with its ease of operation, and learned to free motion quilt and do ruler work and pantographs while making a dent in her UFO stack. It didn?t take too long before her curiosity about Pro-Stitcher led her to upgrade to the HQ Forte? with Pro-Stitcher, Pro-Stitcher Designer and Catalog, and has enjoyed learning to use them to their fullest potential.
Lana?s lifelong love of learning and teaching is now expressed by educating and training other quilters. She truly has a passion for sharing her knowledge so that others can share in the joy of quilting.