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ADDRESS 5378 Lake Rd. Avon, NY By appointment VIEW MAP
CONTACT Phone: 585.226.2577
Delightful Quilting & Sewing  2017

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, & PROGRAMS

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE “Education is the key to growth in life and in your quilting.”
  

Delightful  

Quilting  

&  

Sewing  

uses  

a  

trusted  

educational  

model  

of  

“hear  

it,  

see  

it,  

do  

it.”  

  

Instruction  

is

followed  

by  

demonstration  

and  

your  

chance  

at  

hands-on  

practice.  

  

Group  

classes  

are  

kept  

small  

and

are  

interactive  

and  

fun.  

  

Each  

class  

is  

structured  

for  

the  

most  

opportunity  

to  

build  

skill  

and  

practice

technique.  

  

Taught  

in  

our  

spacious,  

well  

lighted  

studio,  

students  

use  

our  

Nolting  

longarm  

machines.  

 

All classes, however, teach principles and techniques that apply to any brand of longarm. 

Joyce  

and  

her  

husband,  

Ron,  

enjoy  

traveling,  

meeting  

quilters  

and  

teaching  

longarm  

and  

computer

guided  

quilting.  

  

Travels  

have  

taken  

them  

to  

teach  

workshops  

and  

classes  

in  

Alaska,  

Iowa,  

Colorado,

eastern  

US,  

and,  

of  

course,  

New  

York.  

  

Learn  

more  

about  

possible  

club  

presentations  

and  

workshops

and classes. 

Click for more.

LONGARM CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

INTERACTIVE, HANDS-ON CLASSES

TEACHING & SPEAKING

CLUB & GROUP PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
Longarm Class Schedule and Location
Classes taught at: DQS Studio 5378 Lake Rd Avon, NY 14414
Longarm Prep Class - Interactive Lab - Required Class to Rent Time, 2 hours Class Fee:  $35 This   prep   class   includes   demonstrations,   instruction   and   hands-on   with   tips   and   techniques   for   a   successful   longarm   experience.      You   will learn   how   to   use   the   machines,   frame,   and   equipment,   how   to   prepare   your   quilt   for   longarm   quilting,   and   the   basics   of   longarm   quilting.     Bring a notebook. Quilting Pantos Successfully - Interactive Lab - 3 hours Class Fee:  $50 Pantographs   offer   quilters   a   way   of   stitching   an   overall   pattern   that   is   balanced   and   looks   beautiful.      Quilting   pantos   also   builds   a   quilters muscle   memory   as   they   repeat   the   five   “moves”   of   longarm   quilting.      This   class   covers   how   to   set   up   a   panto,   how   to   successfully   center and   align   the   panto   to   the   quilt   top,   how   to   work   with   both   squared   off   and   interlocking   patterns,   how   to   set   up   to   stitch   the   first,   move from   one   row   to   the   next   when   advancing   the   quilt,   and   quilting   the   last   row.      Following   the   techniques   and   tips   in   the   class,   every   panto will be stitched out beaurifully.  Methods in this class work with all brands of machines and frames.  Bring a notebook. Free Motion Quilting - Techniques and Ideas - 1 person per machine, 3 hours Class Fee:  $65 This   class   explores   a   number   of   marking   methods,   how   to   choose   thread,   teaches   techniques   for   successful   free   motion   quilting,   and   gives the   student   an   opportunity   to   try   stitching   different   techniques   suitable   for   all   over   quilting,   blocks,   sashings   and   borders.      You   will   take your sample home.  Methods work with all brands of machines and frames.  Bring a notebook. Using Templates and Rulers - Techniques, Tips & Ideas - 1 person per machine, 3 hours Class Fee:  $65 Templates   and   rulers   offer   the   quilter   the   opportunity   to   expand   their   design   options   and   give   order   and   precision   to   quilting   not   possible with   FMQ.      The   class   teaches   the   correct   techniques   for   using   templates   and   rulers,   offers   many   design   ideas,   and   gives   ample   time   for hands-on   practice   with   templates   from   our   wide   selection.      You   will   take   your   sample   home.      Methods   work   with   all   brands   of   machines and frames.  Bring a notebook. Feathers - Yes!  You Can - 1 person per machine, 3 hours Class Fee:  $65 Feathers   are   beautiful   quilted   on   all   types   of   quilts   from   traditional   to   modern.      Don’t   shy   away   from   quilting   feathers.      Learn   how   to   quilt feathers   in   this   class   with   no-fail   techniques.      You   will   soon   be   having   fun   quilting   feathers   in   blocks,   sashings,   and   borders.      You   will   take your sample home.  Methods work with all brands of machines and frames.  Bring a notebook.
New class schedule will be posted in January. Class registration required (see cancellation/refund policy)
Joyce      enjoys   sharing   her   knoweldge   of   quilting,   machine   and   longarm   quilting,   and   computer   guided   quilting.         Joyce   and   her   husband, Ron,   have   traveled   to   teach   workshops   and   classes   in   Alaska,   Iowa,   Colorado,   several   eastern   states,   and   here   in   New   York.      If   you   are interested   in   hosting   longarm   classes   (class   info   above),   computer   guided   workshops   (info   below),   or   would   like   a   program   for   your quilt club or group (info below), please call Joyce at 585.226.2577. About Joyce: Over   30   years   of   quilting   experience   starting   as   a   hand   quilter,   progressing   to   machine   quilting   on   a   home   machine,   and   finally   to longarm and computer guided quilting. Her quilting experience has taught her many lessons that she teaches in her “Tips fo Awesome Machine Quilting” presentation. Joyce   is   a   problem   solver   and   has   developed   strategies   and   techniques   that   solve   problems   with   both   home   machine   and longarm   quilting   machine   quilting   which   she   presents   in   the   topic,   “Solving   Frustrating   Problems   -   Tips   and   Techniques   for Machine Quilters.” Joyce   is   a   dealer   for   Quiltmagine   (Nolting)   computer   guided   system   and   IntelliQuilter   computer   guided,   which   works   on   most major   longarm   brands   and   models,   including   Nolting.      She   enjoys   teaching   workshops   on   both   of   these   computer   guided systems. Longarm and Computer Guided Workshops and Classes: Longarm  technique and skill classes with the same content as I teach at my studio. Quiltmagine    computer   guided   workshops.      Workshops   are   usually   full   day,   entry   level   through   intermediate   plus.      The   workshop is   hands   on   using   the   QM   tablet.      Participants   build   skill   and   confidence.      If   a   frame   with   Nolting   longarm   and   Quiltmagine installed is available, we stitch out projects that we work on in class. IntelliQuilter    computer   guided   workshops.      Workshops   are   usually   full   day   entry   level   and   fun   techniques   beyond   the   basics.     The   workshop   is   hands   using   the   IQ   tablet.      Participants   build   skill   and   confidence.      If   a   frame   with   IQ   is   available,   we   are   able   to learn more of the advanced features of IQ. “Field   Trip”    -   Schedule   your   group   for   a   field   trip   to   the   Delightful   Quilting   &   Sewing   studio   to   learn   about   longarm   quilting   and   how   to prepare   your   quilt   for   longarm   quilting.      See   what   happens   during   the   longarm   process,   learn   tips   to   make   your   quilt   awesome,   and more.  The “field trip” can be tailored to your group’s interests.  Group size: up to 15.  Cost: $100 per group.  Time: about 2 hours. Quilt Club Presentations Possible presentations include, but are not limited to the following: Preparing your quilt for longarm quilting Tips for Awesome Machine Quilting Solving Frustrating Problems - Tips and Techniques for Machine Quilters - applies to both home machine, sit down, and longarm 20 (or More) Tips for Successful Longarm Quilting Maintaining Your Longarm for Top Performance Others   -   If   you   have   a   specific   quilting   or   machine   quilting   program   idea   for   your   group,   give   us   a   call.      We   would   be   happy   to   talk it over with you.  
Schedule your workshop, club or group presentation by calling Joyce at 585.226.2577
J oyce (center) teaching “Feathers - Yes! You Can ” in Alaska
longarm studio at Delightful Quilting & Sewing Avon NY
“I         have         done         some         longarming         but         am         still         a beginner,      but      I      must      say      I      learned      more      about      the basics      that      you      really      should      know      when      getting   your     quilt      top,      batting      and      backing      ready      than      I   ever      had     known.            Joyce      makes      everything      easy   to      understand     and  her  tips  assure  you  will  have good results.”      Marie
“Joyce      is      an      organized      and      thorough      teacher      and generous            with            her            extensive            knowledge            of   longarm quilting.”  Beth “I      was      also      in      the      class      (longarm      prep)      and      Joyce   has           an            indent            comprehensive            approach            to   longarm quilting.”  Jesse
What our students are saying.
longarm class taught by joyce blowers in alaska
Computer Guided Workshops Cedar Rapids, Iowa Quiltmagine Entry Level - Thurs., Dec 7 (all day) Quiltmagine Intermediate Plus - Fri., Dec 8 (all day) IntelliQuilter - Fun Beyond the Basics - Sat., Dec 9 (all day)
Workshop Info Workshop Info
Register for Classes
NAVIGATION
SOCIAL
ADDRESS 5378 Lake Rd Avon, NY 14414 By appointment VIEW MAP
CONTACT Phone: 585.226.2577

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, &

PROGRAMS

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE “Education is the key to growth in life and in your quilting.”
  

Delightful     

Quilting     

&     

Sewing     

uses     

a     

trusted

educational  

model  

of  

“hear  

it,  

see  

it,  

do  

it.”  

  

Instruction

is   

followed   

by   

demonstration   

and   

your   

chance   

at

hands-on  

practice.  

  

Group  

classes  

are  

kept  

small  

and

are  

interactive  

and  

fun.  

  

Each  

class  

is  

structured  

for

the   

most   

opportunity   

to   

build   

skill   

and   

practice

technique.  

  

Taught  

in  

our  

spacious,  

well  

lighted  

studio,

students   

use   

our   

Nolting   

longarm   

machines.   

   

All

classes,   

however,   

teach   

principles   

and   

techniques

that apply to any brand of longarm. 

Joyce  

and  

her  

husband,  

Ron,  

enjoy  

traveling,  

meeting

quilters  

and  

teaching  

longarm  

and  

computer  

guided

quilting.  

  

Travels  

have  

taken  

them  

to  

teach  

workshops

and  

classes  

in  

Alaska,  

Iowa,  

Colorado,  

eastern  

US,  

and,

of  

course,  

New  

York.  

  

Learn  

more  

about  

possible  

club

presentations  

and  

workshops  

and  

classes.  

  

Click  

for

more.

longarm class at delightful quilting & sewing avon ny
Longarm Class Schedule and Location
Computer Guided Workshops Cedar Rapids, Iowa Quiltmagine Entry Level - Thurs., Dec 7 (all day) Quiltmagine Intermediate Plus - Fri., Dec 8 (all day) IntelliQuilter - Fun Beyond the Basics - Sat., Dec 9 (all day)
Workshop Info Workshop Info
Register for Classes
New class schedule will be posted in January Class registration required (see cancellation/refund policy)
Classes taught at: DQS Studio, 5378 Lake Rd, Avon, NY 14414

LONGARM CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

INTERACTIVE, HANDS-ON CLASSES
Longarm Prep Class - Interactive Lab - Required Class to Rent Time, 2 hours Class Fee:  $35 This   prep   class   includes   demonstrations,   instruction   and hands-on     with     tips     and     techniques     for     a     successful longarm    experience.        You    will    learn    how    to    use    the machines,    frame,    and    equipment,    how    to    prepare    your quilt    for    longarm    quilting,    and    the    basics    of    longarm quilting.  Bring a notebook. Quilting Pantos Successfully - Interactive Lab - 3 hours Class Fee:  $50 Pantographs    offer    quilters    a    way    of    stitching    an    overall pattern    that    is    balanced    and    looks    beautiful.        Quilting pantos    also    builds    a    quilters    muscle    memory    as    they repeat    the    five    “moves”    of    longarm    quilting.        This    class covers   how   to   set   up   a   panto,   how   to   successfully   center and   align   the   panto   to   the   quilt   top,   how   to   work   with   both squared   off   and   interlocking   patterns,   how   to   set   up   to stitch    the    first,    move    from    one    row    to    the    next    when advancing   the   quilt,   and   quilting   the   last   row.      Following the   techniques   and   tips   in   the   class,   every   panto   will   be stitched   out   beaurifully.      Methods   in   this   class   work   with   all brands of machines and frames.  Bring a notebook. Free Motion Quilting - Techniques and Ideas - 1 person per machine, 3 hours Class Fee:  $65 This   class   explores   a   number   of   marking   methods,   how   to choose    thread,    teaches    techniques    for    successful    free motion   quilting,   and   gives   the   student   an   opportunity   to try    stitching    different    techniques    suitable    for    all    over quilting,   blocks,   sashings   and   borders.      You   will   take   your sample   home.      Methods   work   with   all   brands   of   machines and frames.  Bring a notebook. Using Templates and Rulers - Techniques, Tips & Ideas - 1 person per machine, 3 hours Class Fee:  $65 Templates   and   rulers   offer   the   quilter   the   opportunity   to expand   their   design   options   and   give   order   and   precision to   quilting   not   possible   with   FMQ.      The   class   teaches   the correct   techniques   for   using   templates   and   rulers,   offers many    design    ideas,    and    gives    ample    time    for    hands-on practice   with   templates   from   our   wide   selection.      You   will take   your   sample   home.      Methods   work   with   all   brands   of machines and frames.  Bring a notebook. Feathers - Yes!  You Can - 1 person per machine, 3 hours Class Fee:  $65 Feathers   are   beautiful   quilted   on   all   types   of   quilts   from traditional    to    modern.        Don’t    shy    away    from    quilting feathers.      Learn   how   to   quilt   feathers   in   this   class   with   no- fail    techniques.        You    will    soon    be    having    fun    quilting feathers   in   blocks,   sashings,   and   borders.      You   will   take your    sample    home.        Methods    work    with    all    brands    of machines and frames.  Bring a notebook.
What our students are saying.
“I         have         done         some         longarming         but         am         still         a beginner,      but      I      must      say      I      learned      more      about      the basics      that      you      really      should      know      when      getting   your     quilt      top,      batting      and      backing      ready      than      I   ever      had     known.            Joyce      makes      everything      easy   to      understand     and  her  tips  assure  you  will  have good results.”      Marie
“Joyce      is      an      organized      and      thorough      teacher      and generous            with            her            extensive            knowledge            of longarm quilting.”  Beth “I      was      also      in      the      class      (longarm      prep)      and      Joyce   has           an            indent            comprehensive            approach            to   longarm quilting.”  Jesse

TEACHING & SPEAKING

CLUB & GROUP PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
Joyce      enjoys   sharing   her   knoweldge    of   quilting,   machine   and longarm   quilting,   and   computer   guided   quilting.         Joyce   and her    husband,    Ron,    have    traveled    to    teach    workshops    and classes   in   Alaska,   Iowa,   Colorado,   several   eastern   states,   and here   in   New   York.      If   you   are   interested   in   hosting   longarm classes   (class   info   above),   computer   guided   workshops   (info below),   or   would   like   a   program   for   your   quilt   club   or   group (info below), please call Joyce at 585.226.2577. About Joyce: Over   30   years   of   quilting   experience   starting   as   a   hand quilter,    progressing    to    machine    quilting    on    a    home machine,   and   finally   to   longarm   and   computer   guided quilting. Her   quilting   experience   has   taught   her   many   lessons that    she    teaches    in    her    “Tips    fo    Awesome    Machine Quilting” presentation. Joyce   is   a   problem   solver   and   has   developed   strategies and   techniques   that   solve   problems   with   both   home machine   and   longarm   quilting   machine   quilting   which she      presents      in      the      topic,      “Solving      Frustrating Problems - Tips and Techniques for Machine Quilters.” Joyce   is   a   dealer   for   Quiltmagine   (Nolting)   computer guided    system    and    IntelliQuilter    computer    guided, which    works    on    most    major    longarm    brands    and models,     including     Nolting.          She     enjoys     teaching workshops     on     both     of     these     computer     guided systems. Longarm and Computer Guided Workshops and Classes: Longarm     technique    and    skill    classes    with    the    same content as I teach at my studio. Quiltmagine           computer          guided          workshops.          Workshops    are    usually    full    day,    entry    level    through intermediate   plus.      The   workshop   is   hands   on   using the   QM   tablet.      Participants   build   skill   and   confidence.     If    a    frame    with    Nolting    longarm    and    Quiltmagine installed    is    available,    we    stitch    out    projects    that    we work on in class. IntelliQuilter          computer         guided         workshops.           Workshops    are    usually    full    day    entry    level    and    fun techniques   beyond   the   basics.      The   workshop   is   hands using    the    IQ    tablet.        Participants    build    skill    and confidence.      If   a   frame   with   IQ   is   available,   we   are   able to learn more of the advanced features of IQ. “Field    Trip”     -    Schedule    your    group    for    a    field    trip    to    the Delightful   Quilting   &   Sewing   studio   to   learn   about   longarm quilting   and   how   to   prepare   your   quilt   for   longarm   quilting.     See   what   happens   during   the   longarm   process,   learn   tips   to make   your   quilt   awesome,   and   more.      The   “field   trip”   can   be tailored   to   your   group’s   interests.      Group   size:   up   to   15.      Cost: $100 per group.  Time: about 2 hours. Quilt Club Presentations Possible    presentations    include,    but    are    not    limited    to    the following: Preparing your quilt for longarm quilting Tips for Awesome Machine Quilting Solving   Frustrating   Problems   -   Tips   and   Techniques   for Machine   Quilters   -   applies   to   both   home   machine,   sit down, and longarm 20 (or More) Tips for Successful Longarm Quilting Maintaining Your Longarm for Top Performance Others    -    If    you    have    a    specific    quilting    or    machine quilting   program   idea   for   your   group,   give   us   a   call.     We would be happy to talk it over with you.  
Schedule your workshop, club or group presentation by calling Joyce at 585.226.2577
J oyce (center) teaching “Yes! You Can Feathers” in Alaska
joyce blowers teaching longarm class at alaska shop
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