Handi Quilter Educator Event

Date/Time
Friday, September 22nd - Saturday, September 23rd at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

HQ EDUCATOR – Susan Manry (HQ Field Educator)

Susan Manry HQ Educator

At age five, Susan’s mother taught her to thread a needle and make a running stitch. Before long, she had taken over the sewing machine. Growing up, Susan’s interests included textiles, drawing, design, and a broad range of arts and crafts. While raising three busy children and running an insurance business with her husband, her hobbies expanded to include digital drawing, web authoring, and computer technology.

Yearning for a career using her creative talents, Susan was smitten after discovering the combination of her creative joys in one activity – long arm quilting! Fabric, drawing, design, and sewing all in one complete package was simply too enticing to resist, and soon she was happily partnered with her HQ Fusion® and HQ Pro-Stitcher®. Mastering Pro-Stitcher and Art and Stitch, and seeking innovative ways to use both, Susan now enjoys quilting professionally with the HQ Infinity®.

Susan believes she was meant to quilt, and she relishes any opportunity to share her love and knowledge of the craft with others. She lives in Central Texas with her husband Mike, and their two pups.


Class fee is $50 per class
Discount: 2 or more $45/class

If you take 2 on the same day, we will provide lunch.

If you have purchased an HQ machine from us since our last event, you will be able to attend 1 class for free

*You do NOT have to own a HandiQuilter to attend* 

A lot of the information will help your quilting on a domestic sewing machine.


Class Schedule

Friday, Sept 22nd

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Machine Quilting Boot Camp – Click to View Class Details

Whether your quilting journey is just beginning or you are ready to learn some new & easy tricks of the trade start with our Friday morning class.

Susan will cover loads of great information relevant to all kinds of machine quilting: using templates, making stencils, marking, pantographs, tension & “tread-ucation” to name a few. Come find out some solutions to “How do I quilt this?” No HQ machine required – can use these techniques on your domestic, sit down or long arm. Be inspired & feel free to bring a quilt top to share with the group – creative juices will be flowing!

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Machine Quilting: The Fun Continues!  – Click to View Class Details

Machine Quilting: The Fun Continues!

Just too much information to fit into 1 class, so in the afternoon Susan will share her experiences with customers’ quilts, how to take your designs to the next level, easy tools to add that extra special touch to your quilts, go from edge to edge to “You quilted that!” Questions? Here is where you will get tons of answers!

Remember we will provide lunch if you attend all day.

Saturday, Sept 23rd

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Pro-Stitcher: Basics & Beyond  – Click to View Class Details

HQ Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with HQ Longarm quilting machines. You do not have to be a techie to use the step-by-step functions. Designed by quilters just like you. Whether you’re considering a quilting business or simply want to finish your own quilts, come see what elegant and precise quilting is possible with HQ Pro- Stitcher:

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Art & Stitch: Expand Your Quilting Creativity!  – Click to View Class Details

Art & Stitch 2:  Expand your Quilting Creativity!

There is always too much to share, so as a continuation of the morning class, we will add to your treasure trove of Art & Stitch possibilities and the new world of creative quilting it will provide for you & your customers. Lunch will be provided & plenty of snacks to keep your energy going.

Susan’s classes fill quickly, so give the shop a call to reserve your spot for this fun-filled weekend!

Call the shop for more details and to register 830-990-4140