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APQS Beginner Longarm Class

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

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 the perfect jump-start for new owners of all brands of longarm quilting machines!

In this class, you’ll 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.

Class size is limited to 8 participants.


Indigo Quilt Studio
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Indigo Quilt Studio
129 S Kickapoo Street
Lincoln, IL 62656 United States
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