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APQS Longarm Open House , Highlands Ranch, CO

APQS Longarm Open House Highlands Ranch, CO February 22 , 11:00 pm - 2:30 pm MDT | Cost:free Register to attend at Or call Myrna Ficken : 720-214-3442 or This is your chance to get your hands on one of our longarm quilting machines to discover the model that is right for you. Preregistration requested. You can register by copying this link: What you will learn: Designed for quilters who do not currently own a longarm machine or current owners who are looking to upgrade, the 3 hour FREE seminar includes valuable information about owning your first longarm. Discover resources for templates, batting, freehand instruction manuals, wholesale contacts, thread, etc. Find out where to buy pantograph patterns, books and stencils to make your longarm quilting fun and hassle-free. Learn business philosophies, products and services, pricing, marketing and income forecasting. (You’ll even get a Sample Business Plan.) Explore the differences between each APQS machine model and adding computerized quilting to a new or previous APQS machine. Learn which accessories are the “gotta haves” to make your quilting fast and easy. Learn how to oil, clean and service your machine to provide years of quilting fun. Details Road Shows Presentations Venue A Quilters Choice - APQS West 8698 Aberdeen Circle Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 United States Phone: 720-214-3442 Website: Organizer Myrna Ficken Phone: 720-214-3442 Email:

Custom quilting with Quilt Path

Custom quilting with Quilt Path includes placement methods and the new border section. This is a Hands On class. I believe that seeing and doing help drive home new information. Especially when learning new methods with new tools. This is a 3 hour class. Cost is . In this class you will learn the following. 1. All Placement methods. Demos of each. 2. Quilt top prep for borders 3. How to use Pantostacker section for setting up borders. 4. Demo of how to execute quilting for borders using the new border section. 5. Pro and cons of working the borders as you go or turning the quilt top for borders.

Pantostacker EZ Class

This is a wonderful way to start using your new robotic quilting system. This is a hands on class not a lecture only. I believe that seeing and doing help drive home new information. Especially when learning new methods with new tools. This is a 3 hour class. To register email, or call 918-857-0465

Feb 29
Pattern Cad Class
Mar 7
Beginner Class for new machine owners


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 for information.

  • Private classes can be designed to suite your needs. $30.00 per hour Minimum 2 hours.
  • APQS  startup for new machine owners, beginner classes
  • Hands on workshop
  • Demo/lecture classes available


 NEW - 4 hour DEMO ONLY
Are you ready to jump into some custom work and are just to afraid to go freehand just yet. Well, I have a super class class for you. There are so may beautiful stencils available and they are easy to learn how and where to use them. Get ideas for mixing and matching. Discover the best tools for safely marking.

Have you used your laser light from the front of the machine to do block patterns? Another priceless tool for custom block work. Then if that's not enough, there are rulers.

All this in one great demo class. I will show you all the tips and tricks. All the tools will be available for purchase at the studio. You will leave with your head spinning with ideas.  You’ll want to rush home and get started on your own quilts!


 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.








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. 



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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  • 8698 Aberdeen Cir
  • Highlands Ranch, CO 80130