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Linda's Electric Quilters has been committed to provided industry leading training and workshops for longarm quilters for over a decade. We offer classes in our facilities in McKinney Texas and in Houston Texas. The following are calendars featuring dates for these classes. The first covers basic longarm training and Statler classes taught by LEQ staff and Sales Reps. If you have any questions call us at : 1-800-893-2748.
Machine Basics (Taught by Staff)
1. Students will be taught how the quilting machine operates and how to adjust the machine as desired. The goal is to become competent in the operation and regular maintenance of the machine head. Students are also thoroughly briefed about all the special features on the quilting machine table.
Technical Skills (Taught by Staff)
A well-rounded longarm quilter knows as much about the technical skills as he/she knows about freehand quilting. Don't limit your abilities by neglecting these skills. By necessity, Linda is an efficiency expert on how to work a custom quilt. You will be shown how to quilt the border designs without marking the quilt, how to stitch in the ditch, do 114" outlining, quilt diagonal lines, stitch around curves and applique, and rotate the quilt. Be sure of your skills to maintain the integrity of the piecing, whether you use patterns or do mostly freehand quilting. We will also cover some ofthe standards of quilting show quilts.
Artistic Freeform (Taught by Staff)
The class expands your library of meandering and stippling techniques. We will show you how to fill up the sashing with easy basic designs, give you a good basic understanding of how to quilt a feathered medallion and demonstrate basic freehand feathers, ferns, and leaves. Not only will we explain how and demonstrate each of the techniques, but show many examples where the techniques can be effectively used on quilts.
Statler Stitcher Basics (Taught By Staff)
Master the operation of your computerized quilting system! The goal of each class is to apply quilting concepts and ideas using the latest Statler software and techniques.
Gammill Maintenance (Taught By Rick Taylor)
This fabulous hands-on class is constructed to help you learn more in-depth maintenance on your Gammill machine. We begin with the theory of how the machine operates, then move into troubleshooting common machine problems.