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Beginning Freehand 2

Next step to the front of the machine after basic begining.

Beginner Class for new machine owners

Geared for new owners of APQS longarms, the goal of this class is to teach you the skills you’ll need to accomplish a typical quilting project. Whether you intend to start a business or just want to get your quilts done faster, you’ll learn valuable techniques to accomplish your projects creatively and efficiently. This class is largely bookwork and “demonstration” so we can squeeze in as much information as possible. The class is free for students who purchase a quilting machine from APQS, or tuition is $200 plus tax. There will be a brief break for lunch.


Classes

From the studio of award winning quilter Myrna Ficken... Sample of classes

If you want it, you can have it. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. The first step to achieving success is learning to want the right thing, then being able to visualize it. Go ahead and use your imagination

Interested in hosting classes?

Contact me for information on setting up a workshop in your studio, with your friends! Call 435-229-2703 cell, or email myrnaf@q.com for information.

  • Private classes can be designed to suite your needs
  • APQS  beginner classes
  • Hands on workshop at APQS West
  • Demo/lecture classes available

 

 

Rulers Rule

Rulers need not be a scary thing. Myrna will teach you how to hold then, and move your hands when stitching with them. So many wonderful designs can be created with a simple ruler. This class will only be the beginning to upgrade your quilting style. Follow up with Borders and Sashing to add some spice to your ruler work.


 Borders and Sashing


Myrna will teach free-motion designs you can use on everyday customer quilt.  Leaves, flowers, and geometric without turning your quilt for you side borders. You will also learn how to use mark with a couple of simple rulers to make fun and beautiful borders


Fill Er Up Background Designs


Longarm applique doubled with many fun background fill. You will have everything you need to create your own masterpiece. Optional fun extras you might want to add to your piece will be available to purchase.  " Modern Style top will be included in price.


A to Z

A class to discuss and try whatever you are wondering about. Thread choices, choosing designs, tensions, pricing, and custom verses E2E, Modern Quilts. Please bring four different orphan quilt blocks you can stitch on, no larger than 8" please. Backing and batting will be provided. Backing will black fabric or muslin. This is just for practice showing you things that you may use for your next masterpiece.



Feathers fun and Formal

We all loves feathers and everybody has their own style! Learn techniques for long and lean and full and frilly and E2E feathers. See how to fill the space fast and beautifully with no stress of getting in and out of areas.

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FILL ER UP

 

                                                                                                    

Creating a Successful Longarm Quilting 

If you’re thinking about starting a machine quilting business of your own, or if you’ve just begun to create your business, this will be a very valuable class for you.  I’ll share my 8 plus years of experience operating my own business and relate to you some important information about marketing your services and building your customer base.  I’ll discuss information about order/consultation forms, suppliers, thread and batting selection. And the important role samples play in your business.  I’ve developed many tips and tricks throughout my years in the quilting business and you can benefit from my experience and learn some of those timesaving and work-saving techniques from the beginning.

 

Just Do It

Hands on class

This is a beginner to intermediate level class in which you will learn some fun techniques. I’ll teach you fillers, flowers, and all kinds of jazzy, funky, cool freehand designs that can be used on any quilt.  Fast and easy edge-to-edge designs to some thinking “outside of the box.”  We’ll work with border design and carry parts of the design into the sashings and blocks. We’re going to spend some time on stitching in the ditch and alternatives.  Bring quilts for discussion as time allows.  This is a busy class, loaded with lots of great ideas!!

Creating Spaces

One of my favorite things to do is to transform a quilt by creating new spaces within it, I’ll teach you how. You can add to blocks, borders, sashings, etc.  Learn to use your imagination and allow it to help you create spaces then discover what to do in these spaces to enhance your quilt!   See how easy it is to use tools that you may already own and learn to use whatever you might have on hand!  You have permission to have FUN in this class!!

Gotta Love Those Samplers! 

A great class for sampler quilts from start to finish.  You’ll see samplers in a whole new light!  Learn how to analyze, stabilize, and handle every block with confidence.  This call can be done as a drawing class or a combination with quilting on your blocks. You will be instructed what block you will need to bring when you register for class. They do not need to be perfect and most likely will not be usable after... but you never know you all are creative.

 

Let’s Get It On With The Hartley Fence 

This is a beginner/intermediate level class.  I’ll show you how easy it is to use your Hartley Fence to stitch perfect circles and perfectly straight diagonals for crosshatching your quilts.  We’ll go over mounting the device to the table and go through all the basics as we discover design ideas for circles and diagonals and look at some quilts that showcase the beauty of these designs.  We’ll move on to the Cookie Cutter Stencils and I’ll show you some of the hundreds of designs that can be accomplished with the various shapes of Cookie Cutters available to us.  This is an excellent class for those who own these tools and are ready to “Get It On” and start making some $$ with these creative tools!  Also a great class for those who don’t have a Fence yet and are contemplating the purchase of a circle-making device 

**Workbook available for purchase. Please bring your book to class if you have one. 

Fowlproof

Feathers

This is an intermediate level class, but confident beginners should accept this class as a bit of a challenge.  So many feathers….so little time!  Whether yours are long and narrow, short and wide, spiky, curvy, fluffy or flat --- everybody loves feathers and everybody has their own style!  We’re going to get started with the most simple feather designs and we’ll jazz them up until they sizzle!  I’ll show you techniques for swags and wreaths and adding decorative threads.  It’s all designed to make those feather designs blaze on your quilts!  Bring your imagination, pencil and paper along with a full dose of energy and attitude!  

Need Ideas, How Do I Quilt This? 

Has this ever crossed your mind? What am I going to do on this quilt? Bring your tops that have you stumped and at a loss. I'll share my ideas for quilting them. You will be amazed once you see it through different eyes and get your creativity rolling. You've seen quilts hanging at shows and said, "I would have never thought of that or what a great way to do this". But you just can't see it when you are standing in front of the quilt you have to do NOW. Bring those tops; I have so many ideas to energize your imagination.

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  • Email: myrnaf@q.com
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  • Littleton, CO 80120

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