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Thread: How do I find quilting classes

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    I tried free motion quilting all day yesterday and I am in need of a teacher. I want to quilt my own quilts but after yesterday, Id pay $150 in a heart beat to have someone else do it.

    I will be moving to Virginia Beach, VA in December. I guess there is no reason for me not to take a class now in Memphis. So Where do I look for classes?

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    I've taken quilting classes at local quilt shops. Many of them have websites with class schedule. Check the ones in your area and see what they are offering.

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    check with local quilt shops, joannes, hobby lobbie, what ever is around and any local guilds/sewing groups. also machine dealers at times offer technique classes.

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    I know our LQS does classes.

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    I took a class from a LQS (very good and got me going) later took another class at a different LQS and picked up a few more pointers. There are also some good videos on the internet, and many books available.

    The main thing is PPP - practice, practice, practice. It will get easier.

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    You are moving to the area that I grew up it. It is beautiful there!http://www.sarahsthimble.com/ClassSchedSpg2010.html
    http://adifferenttouch.com/
    http://addictedquilter.com/Classes.html - has a class called How Do I Quilt This? might be interesting

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    Your Local quilting shop should be of great help there.

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    I'm going to take one at a place that sells machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysippycup2
    You are moving to the area that I grew up it. It is beautiful there!http://www.sarahsthimble.com/ClassSchedSpg2010.html
    http://adifferenttouch.com/
    http://addictedquilter.com/Classes.html - has a class called How Do I Quilt This? might be interesting
    It is beautiful there. I spent the summer there and had a wonderful time.

    Thanks for the links. How do I quilt this...does sound like a fun class.

    PPP made me want to take a baseball bat to my machine yesterday. I had to keep reminding myself that it was me...not the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spring
    I tried free motion quilting all day yesterday and I am in need of a teacher. I want to quilt my own quilts but after yesterday, Id pay $150 in a heart beat to have someone else do it.

    I will be moving to Virginia Beach, VA in December. I guess there is no reason for me not to take a class now in Memphis. So Where do I look for classes?
    I could probably use a class or two in FMQ but I think the main thing is just to practice, practice, and more practice. I have tried in on small blocks and I have a long, long way to go before I would attempt it on a quilt. I like the puffiness of a quilt so I tend to just do SID.

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    I agree with what people are saying here. Head on over to your nearest friendly local quilt shop and they will likely have classes for you. You can often rent time on their long-arm machines after you take their long-arm class. If you take a long-arm quilting class and then move, I'm pretty sure the new local quilt shop will let you rent time on their machine, as long as you can show them you know what you're doing. Their should be no need to another long-arm class at the new shop. IMHO

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    There is a very large quilt show near Virginia Beach in late February. Check Mancusco Quilt Shows and get info about their classes. There are also shops in the Virginia Beach area if you want to wait.

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    WHAAAAAAT! you can take a long arm class? and rent time in a machine...sheez there is so much out there I don't know about.

    Holice, I most likely will be waiting to move. As much as I would love to take a class now I just don't think I can squeeze anymore time out of my day....I could stop sleeping but Im not familiar with any 24 hour quilt shops.....but hey is that an idea or what!

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