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The Creation Station
Fabric & Quilt Shop

(805) 693-0174
Open Wed - Sat 10 - 5, Sun 10 - 4 pm
Closed Mon & Tues
          Join us for our HandiQuilter Education Event!
These classes are HANDS-ON and HandiQuilter is bringing SIX Amara Longarm Quilting machines to our classroom for this on-site training event and all will be ProStitcher ready.


Please note that we will only be allowing a maximum of 6 students for each class. There will be 1 student per machine. 

You can sign REGISTER ONLINE by clicking on any class description and following the link to that class page.

Also All attendees must be showing no symptoms of Covid 19 at time of class attendance. Any requirements of Santa Barbara County will be followed (i.e. wearing masks indoors).

Also, with the exception of Dawn's Threadplay class, all classes will be taught by Amy Domke.

Amy Domke is a professional instructor from HandiQuilter and was a fine arts major in college. When assigned a project using an "unconventional" medium, she made a quilt with the help of her neighbor. Thirty years later, Amy is still quilting. She loves exploring new styles and trying new techniques. After many years of renting time on a longarm at a local shop, she purchased her own machine. She now quilts professionally on a HQ Infinity with Pro-Stitcher. Amy teaches quilting classes at her local shop, ranging from ruler classes to longarm classes. She also travels to give one-on-one instruction to new machine owners. From her studio, she also accepts quilt commissions and is in the process of releasing patterns for her original designs. She has been featured in some Handi Quilter ads. Amy lives in Oregon with her husband, Chip, and their three dogs. She is an avid tennis player and loves to hike the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 



Aug 23 - Make & Take Longarm Threadplay With Dawn
Class Fee: $150
9:30 - 4:30
This is a fun, easygoing class to put your creative skills to use and to make your longarm work outside the box. Using a water-soluble stabilizer, we'll lay down various threads and snippets and quilt, quilt, quilt! After rinsing away the stabilizer you'll have a beautiful, one of a kind, lace-like scarf or a base cloth to be cut into shapes for creative Christmas ornaments. Skill Level: Beginner
All materials for your make and take project are included in class fee.
Required: Only skill required is imagination. Also All attendees must be showing no Covid 19 symptoms at time of class attendance. 
Fee: $150.00
Instructor: Dawn Farrier


Aug 24 & 25 2 Day Hands Intro to Longarm Quilting
Class Fee $250
9:30-4:30
This is a 2-day, Hands-on Longarm workshop offered on Tuesday, August 24 and Wednesday 25. The Same 2-day workshop will be repeated on Thursday, August 26 and Friday, August 27 for new students.

Day 1 Morning Class - Getting Started with Longarm Quilting:
Class Description: Everyone can learn something new in this basic class – whether you’ve only pieced quilt tops or have finished a whole stack of quilts. Prepping your quilt top properly, choosing and marking designs on your quilt, and selecting batting and backings will all be covered in this class. Threads, needles and tension and their relationship to finishing quilts will be discussed. Bring one of your finished quilt tops, if you like, to explore different design ideas for your quilt.

Topics Include: 
* The basics of machine and frame maintenance
* Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines
* How to load quilt onto a frame
* Quilting Pantographs, Groovy boards and stencils
* Rulers, Basic freemotion, and Handi Gadgets

Day 1 Afternoon Class - Free Motion Quilting. You Can Do It!
Class Description: Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It’s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level.

Topics Include:
* Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line
* Scaling fills for backgrounds
* Creating your own edge-to-edge designs
* How to fill borders evenly
* Micro quilting and using different feet

Day 2 Morning Class - Can't Have Enough Rulers!
Class Description: Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we’ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt – like seams or corners – is a cinch with rulers. We’ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt. 5
Topics Include:
* Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler
* Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers
* Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt
* HQ VersaTool® : stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs
* Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers

Day 2 Afternoon Class - Intro to ProStitcher
Class Description: Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher.

* We're excited that all of the hands-on machines used for these workshops will have ProStitcher installed unlike previous years. 
* Overview of basic functions and design catalog
* Place a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm and Align
* Overview of PSDesigner
* Overview of ProStitch Simulator
Class Fee: $250
Beginner Level
Materials Included: Fabric, batting, thread included

Aug 26 & 27 - 2-Day Hands-on Intro to Longarm Quilting
Class Fee $250
9:30-4:30

This is a 2-day, Hands-on Longarm workshop offered on Tuesday, August 24 and Wednesday 25. The Same 2-day workshop will be repeated on Thursday, August 26 and Friday, August 27 for new students.

Day 1 Morning Class - Getting Started with Longarm Quilting:
Class Description: Everyone can learn something new in this basic class – whether you’ve only pieced quilt tops or have finished a whole stack of quilts. Prepping your quilt top properly, choosing and marking designs on your quilt, and selecting batting and backings will all be covered in this class. Threads, needles and tension and their relationship to finishing quilts will be discussed. Bring one of your finished quilt tops, if you like, to explore different design ideas for your quilt.

Topics Include: 
* The basics of machine and frame maintenance
* Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines
* How to load quilt onto a frame
* Quilting Pantographs, Groovy boards and stencils
* Rulers, Basic freemotion, and Handi Gadgets

Day 1 Afternoon Class - Free Motion Quilting. You Can Do It!
Class Description: Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It’s as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free motion techniques will take your skills to the next level.

Topics Include:
* Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line
* Scaling fills for backgrounds
* Creating your own edge-to-edge designs
* How to fill borders evenly
* Micro quilting and using different feet

Day 2 Morning Class - Can't Have Enough Rulers!
Class Description: Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we’ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt – like seams or corners – is a cinch with rulers. We’ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt. 5
Topics Include:
* Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler
* Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers
* Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt
* HQ VersaTool® : stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs
* Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers

Day 2 Afternoon Class - Intro to ProStitcher
Class Description: Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher.

* We're excited that all of the hands-on machines used for these workshops will have ProStitcher installed unlike previous years. 
* Overview of basic functions and design catalog
* Place a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm and Align
* Overview of PSDesigner
* Overview of ProStitch Simulator
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kill Level: Beginner
Materials Included: Fabric, batting, thread included

Aug 28 - Moving on With ProStitcher
Class Fee: $150
9:30-4:30

This is a 1-day, Hands-on Pro-Stitcher workshop.

Morning Class - Moving on With Prostitcher:
Class Description: Ready to expand your Pro-Stitcher knowledge? We'll tackle borders, sashing and corners with the great features found in Pro-Stitcher. Making designs fit in any block shape is a breeze with the great Skew options. You can even create your own designs using all the great functions in Record.

Topics Include: 
* Managing sashing, borders and corners
* Skewing into any size or shape
* Quilting areas larger than the throat space of your machine 
* Cropping, rotating and resizing for customization
* Creating your own designs with Record and Mark

Afternoon Class - Advanced Pro-Stitcher
Class Description: Are you ready to take your Pro-Stitcher skills up a notch? This class focuses on combining designs to create new options for your quilts. Next, we'll take the basic edge to edge and show you how to set it up three ways, and then focus on advancing your quilts for maximum accuracy. Finally, we'll discuss repositioning and more ways you can use this powerful tool.

Topics Include: 
* Combining designs
* Setting up edge to edge designs 3 ways
* Advancing your quilt
* Cropping the bottom of an edge to edge design
* Repositioning your design and making a new start point

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kill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Must be a Pro-Stitcher Owner and be familiar with Basic Pro-Stitcher Concepts
Materials included: Fabric, batting, thread included