CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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.

Whether

group

or

individual,

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. Class and workshop

descriptions.

Joyce

and

her

husband,

Ron,

have

traveled

to

Alaska,

Iowa,

Colorado,

eastern

US,

and,

of

course,

New

York to teach classes and workshops. Teaching fee info.

CLASS & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

INTERACTIVE, HANDS-ON CLASSES TAUGHT AT OUR AVON, NY STUDIO
Classes taught at: DQS Studio 5378 Lake Rd, Avon, NY 14414

Private One-on-One Classes at DQS Studio:

Longarm Learning Block

A private, one-on-one, longarm classes with Joyce. Longarm learning blocks are customized with content to answer your questions and meet your specific needs. From basics to more advanced techniques, longarm or computer guided, write down your goals and schedule a block of time for hands-on learning. Longarm Learning Block Fee: $35 per hour (minimum of two hours, plus materials) Call 585-226-2577 to schedule your Longarm Learning Block.

Group Classes at DQS Studio:

Longarm Prep Class - Interactive Lab - Required Class to Rent Time, 2 hours

Group Class Fee: $45, Private Class $60 This class if for those wanting to learn more about longarm quilting, try out a longarm, and is required before renting time on our Nolting longarms to quilt your own quilt. 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, how to load the quilt on the frame, and the basics of longarm quilting. Bring a notebook.

Quilting Pantos Successfully - Interactive Lab - 3 hours

Class Fee: Group $65, Private $95 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 using PatternGrid, 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: Group $65, Private $95 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: Group $65, Private $95 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.

Hand Guided Feathers - 1 person per machine, 3 hours

Class Fee: Group $65, Private $95 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 three 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.

Computer Guided Workshops

Quiltmagine

Fee: Two day workshop $250, One day workshop $150 (minimum required) Workshops are usually one or two days, entry level through intermediate plus. The workshop is hands on using the QM tablet. Participants build skill and confidence. If a Nolting longarm/commercial frame and Quiltmagine is available, we stitch out projects that we work on in class, usually on a small quilt.

IntelliQuilter

Fee: Two day workshop $250, One day workshop $150 (minimum required) Workshops are usually one or two days entry level and beyond with the many fun and useful techniques and editing functions found in IQ. The workshop is hands-on 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 and will stitch out techniques, usually on a small quilt.
Class registration required (see cancellation/refund policy)

About the teacher - Joyce Blowers:

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 which she uses as examples and willingly shares to make the quilting experience easier for others. Joyce is a problem solver and has developed strategies and techniques that solve problems with both home machine and longarm quilting machine quilting. Joyce is a dealer for both 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. Joyce and husband, Ron, are authors of “Guide to Quilting with Your Nolting.” This book is a comprehensive guide covering all aspects of longarm quilting using the Nolting machines and frame, including quilt preparation, batting and thread selection, solving tension issues, and even covers troubleshooting. More on the “guide.”
Schedule your workshop, club or group presentation by calling Joyce at 585.226.2577
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.
Photos: Computer Guided Workshops taught by Joyce Blowers
Sampler Class Sampler Class
Quilting pantos successfully class.
Thank you Joyce. It was a wonderful two days and I learned so much!! You provided a wonderful environment in which to learn and I appreciate your patience and teaching style. Carol B (IQ Workshop) Hi Joyce! Thank you so much for holding the workshop at Jimi's house in Oklahoma this past week. It was wonderful and I learned so much! Vicki A (QM Workshop, Oklahoma City)
ADDRESS 5378 Lake Rd Avon, NY 14414 By appointment
CONTACT B: 585-226-2577 C: 585-317-7478
SOCIAL
Delightful Quilting & Sewing, Copyright 2020
Register today for a longarm class, sit down machine, or computer guided workshop. See class schedule below. Longarm technique classes apply to all longarm brands. Sit-down class for home sewing machines teaches free motion quilting and getting started with templates. Bring your own machine. Prior class prep required. (info and supply list) Computer guided workshops are two or three days, however you can sign up for one or two of the days. When registering, select the day or days you want to attend and pay $150 for the first day and only $125 each for the second and/or third day, Current schedult at the top of the page.
J oyce (center) teaching “Yes! You Can Feathers” in Alaska
longarm class taught by joyce blowers in alaska
IQ - 2018 & 2019
QM - NY 2018 & Oklahoma 2019
QM NY 2019 & California 2019
Online Registration Online Registration
Open for Business by appointment only. Mask is Required

Longarm classes have been

cancelled until further notice due

to COVID.

CONTACT B: 585-226-2577 C: 585-317-7478
SOCIAL
ADDRESS 5378 Lake Rd Avon, NY 14414 By appointment

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, &

PROGRAMS

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE “Education is the key to growth in life and in your quilting.”
longarm class at delightful quilting & sewing avon ny
Classes taught at: DQS Studio, 5378 Lake Rd, Avon, NY 14414

LONGARM CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

INTERACTIVE, HANDS-ON CLASSES

Private One-on-One Classes at DQS Studio:

Longarm Learning Block

A private, one-on-one, longarm classes with Joyce. Joyce has years of experience teaching, years of experience and knowledge in the techniques and mechanics of longarm quilting as well as trouble shooting longarm problems, and has written the book, “Guide to Quilting with Your Nolting,” Longarm learning blocks are customized with content to answer your questions and meet your specific needs. Longarm Learning Block Fee: $25 per hour (minimum of two hours, plus materials) Call Joyce for more information and to schedule your Longarm Learning Block, 585-226- 2577.

Group Classes at DQS Studio:

Longarm Prep Class - Interactive Lab - Required Class

to Rent Time, 2 hours

Class Fee: Group $45, Private $60 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: Group $65, Private $95 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 using PatternGrid 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: Group $65, Private $95 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: Group $65, Private $95 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.

Hand Guided Feathers - 1 person per

machine, 3 hours

Class Fee: Group $65, Private $95 Feathers are beautiful quilted on all types of quilts from traditional to modern. Don’t shy away from quilting feathers. Learn three techniques on how to quilt feathers in this class. 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.

Computer Guided Workshops

Call us to schedule a workshop at your shop or studio.

Quiltmagine

Fee: Two day workshop $250, One day workshop $150 (minimum required) Workshops are usually one or two days, entry level through intermediate plus. The workshop is hands on using the QM tablet. Participants build skill and confidence. If a Nolting longarm/commercial frame and Quiltmagine is available, we stitch out projects that we work on in class, usually on a small quilt.

IntelliQuilter

Fee: Two day workshop $250, One day workshop $150 (minimum required) Workshops are usually one or two days entry level and beyond with the many fun and useful techniques and editing functions found in IQ. The workshop is hands-on 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 and will stitch out techniques, usually on a small quilt.
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
Schedule your workshop, club or group presentation by calling Joyce at 585.226.2577
Jo yce (center) teaching “Yes! You Can Feathers” in Alaska
Delightful Quilting & Sewing Copyright 2020
Sampler Class Sampler Class

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.

Whether

group

or

individual,

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.

Class and workshop

descriptions.

Joyce

and

her

husband,

Ron,

have

traveled

to

Alaska,

Iowa,

Colorado,

Oklahoma,

eastern

US,

and,

of

course,

New

York

to

teach

classes

and

workshops.

Call

for

information

on

hosting

a

workshop at your location. 585-226-2577

Class registration required (see cancellation/refund policy)
Register today for a longarm class, sit down machine, or computer guided workshop. See class schedule below. Longarm technique classes apply to all longarm brands. Sit-down class for home sewing machines teaches free motion quilting and getting started with templates. Bring your own machine. Prior class prep required. (info and supply list) Computer guided workshops are two or three days, however you can sign up for one or two of the days. When registering, select the day or days you want to attend and pay $150 for the first day and only $125 each for the second and/or third day, Current schedult at the top of the page.

About the teacher - Joyce Blowers:

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 which she uses as examples and willingly shares to make the quilting experience easier for others. Joyce is a problem solver and has developed strategies and techniques that solve problems with both home machine and longarm quilting machine quilting. Joyce is a dealer for both 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. Joyce and husband, Ron, are authors of “Guide to Quilting with Your Nolting.” This book is a comprehensive guide covering all aspects of longarm quilting using the Nolting machines and frame, including quilt preparation, batting and thread selection, solving tension issues, and even covers troubleshooting. More on the “guide.”
longarm class taught by joyce blowers in alaska
Photos: Computer Guided Workshops taught by Joyce Blowers
IQ - 2018 & 2019
QM - NY 2018 & Oklahoma 2019
QM NY 2019 & California 2019
Online Registration Online Registration
Open for Business by appointment only. Mask is Required

Longarm classes have

been cancelled until

further notice due to

COVID.

Delightful Quilting & Sewing
Delightful Quilting & Sewing