We will get more familiar with some “behind the
scenes” things such as Preference settings, Configurations, Terminology
and Tech Tips.
–we will talk about things like changing drive wheels, sensor wheels,
removing the motors, how to adjust the adjusting brackets for aligning
the motors, checking the wiring if you receive communication errors,
Beyond Basic Pantographs
- We will start with a refresher and build to making advanced set ups or
“maps”, Clipping blocks, Border to Border, and the scary “Saving” of
quilts to finish at a later time! We will also go over
Realignments, both the “old fashioned” way and using the Quilt Advance
Pattern Editing and Design Creation – In this class we will spend
a little time on the editing tools, split, smooth, distort, shape shift
and magnet tool. The main focus will be to teach you how to use tools
incorporated in the IQ to Create your own designs, such as Pearls, a
blanket stitch, feathered wreaths, etc.
Conquering the No Sew Zones – In this class you will learn different
approaches to the No Sew Zone and how to handle the draw-in that occurs,
so that your block placement will be precise. You will also learn how to
“Frame” your no sew zones, how to split and combine patterns, etc.
Borders – We will start off with simple “Dead end” borders,
progressing to borders that turn the corner, Symmetrical or Mirror
Imaged borders, and finally, those dreaded wide borders that need extra
fill. We will work with pattern repeat and path pattern. I will show you
how to stitch the sides without having to “turn the quilt”. You will
learn how to deal with the draw in (shrinkage) and make your designs
match up perfectly. (Stitch out will be done in custom class)
Custom Quilting - We will stitch out a sampler
quilt and put into use all of the techniques you have learned in this
workshop. Along with using background fills, echoing, SID, and Line
pattern. This is also a great time to ask those questions you may have
to help you move from only doing Pantos and use more of the tools in
your IQ toolbox!
Number of students will be limited to 8, so register early. Refunds will be given if workshop does not fill.
No refunds after 30 days prior to workshop start.
You will receive workshop handouts. Bring your tablet, stand and power
cord to use during the workshop.
Lunch is provided.
Toccoa Local Information
Date: To Be
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Host: Patty Butcher
Katydids Quilting Studio
Location: 927 Long Rd
This class is included in the purchase of a new or certified used APQS machine. Class is open to owners of other brands of longarm for a fee. This class is mainly demonstration as there is a lot of material to cover. Handout is included.
Toccoa, GA 30577
Instructor: Patty Butcher
Katydids Quilting Studio
• Skills you need to complete typical quilting projects on your new longarm machine
• Supply information
• Thread and batting
• Maintenance and tension
• Customer contact and consultation
• Different ways to load a quilt
• How to conquer pantographs
• Basic custom quilting skills like border designs, blocks, stitching in the ditch and more
• Business tips
Location: Katydids Quilting Studio
Cost: Free within one year of the purchase of a New, Demo, or Certified
Used APQS machine, $200 for non-APQS owners.
To Be Announced Soon!
Classes are from 10am – 4:30pm.
Lunch is included.
Attendance is limited, reserve your spot today.
Call (850) 250-0272, or email
Patty to reserve.
TOCCOA, GA LOCAL INFORMATION
Local Hotel (3.7 miles
Country Hearth Inn -
273 Broad St, Toccoa, GA 30577
Must call hotel to book and receive best rates.
Continental breakfast included.
Simmons Bond Inn - Bed & Breakfast
74 W. Tugalo St.,
Toccoa, GA 30577 - 706-282-5183
Cornelia Hotels --
Approximately 20 minutes away
Baymont Inn (15.3 miles)
1105 US-441 BUS,
Cornelia, GA 30531
Hampton Inn (15.4 miles)
161 Market Corners
Drive, Cornelia, GA 30531
Cabin Rentals & Camping on the riverfront
Canoe - Cabin (Tiny Home) rentals (24.2
115 Sweetwater Circle, Clarkesville, GA
River Falls at the Gorge
Resort Dr., Lakemont, GA
RV Sites, 2-Bdrm Cabins, Tiny Cabins,
Georgia State Parks /
Tallulah Gorge (16.9 miles)
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah
Falls, GA 30573
52 Tent, Trailer & RV Campsites
Being a short term rental owner myself, I am
partial to staying in a home rather than hotel when possible.
Airbnb – home rentals
This one is close to
Katydids, also right by Toccoa Falls
and Toccoa Falls College
Airbnb by Tocoa Falls (2.3
Lots to do in this area…
Dahlonega GA for antiquing and wineries
There is just so much to do in NE Ga. Make
it a vacation getaway while taking a few days to learn more about your
Georgia Mountains Guide