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APQS Beginner Longarm Class – Lincoln, IL
March 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
The APQS Beginner Longarm Class is designed to give new longarm quilters the foundation of knowledge they need to start quilting with confidence. This class is the perfect jump-start for new owners of all brands of longarm quilting machines!
You will learn all about:
- Thread, needles, batting, and backing fabric
- Multiple ways to load a quilt on the frame
- Machine operation and safety
- Adjusting and balancing thread tension
- Basic quilting techniques
- Paper pantographs
- Blocks and borders
- Marking tools and methods
- Rulers and templates
- Machine care and maintenance (APQS-specific)
- Troubleshooting common issues
- Longarm quilting as a business
- Resources for continued learning and support
- And so much more!
This 6-hour class is primarily lecture/demonstration and is taught in small group settings that allow everyone the opportunity to ask questions and participate. We’ll take a lunch break around noon, so please bring a sack lunch or plan to enjoy one of our local eateries!
Tuition is $200. This class is FREE for those who have purchased a new or factory-certified used/demo APQS longarm quilting machine in the past year. If you’ve recently purchased an APQS machine, please call us at (217)732-4112 so we can help you register.