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Do you love quilting and want to explore the possibility of turning it into a profitable home business? Learn the steps to find out, if this is right for you and then make it work. Start out knowing whether you can make a return on your investment and how to create a plan that provides a road map to achieve your goals; whether it is only one quilt a month for friends and family for a small fee, or to earn a living quilting for others. Find out how to define your mission, the steps to achieve it, knowing what to consider to market your services profitably, right from getting started, to making important decisions. How and what to know; from tools, design issues and thread inventory to service and pricing that makes for happy customers. Ways to deal with our customers quilt issues, and handle the decisions we are required to make as a small business owner, while getting to know your quilt customer's wants and needs when it comes to their dealing with treasured quilt tops for our customers. How to use forms and records required to support you as you move through your journey.

Cost: $ 150.00
Move your skills up from pantographs to confident free motion quilting. Learn methods to select and stitch custom free motion designs to suit each quilt. Whether finishing quilts for friends, family, customers or comfort quilts for charity, learn to fill each quilt top quickly with unique free motion quilt designs. Start working with rulers, strencils, marking tools, forming a feather and learn how to stitch your binding on your long arm. Learn to use channel locks, for a modern quilt effect. Decide which quilt design will best enhance each quilt top.

Cost: $ 155.00
Combine simple elements that look complex. Free motion expert Marjiree's easy steps will provide a clear road map for quilting- discover fast fills that are fun to do. These techniqus will boost your confidence an allow you to finish more quilts faster and with ease! We host Marjiree every year and every year she helps so many students perfect their skills and expand their knowledge, you wont want to miss this.

Cost: $ 125.00
Join Connie as she takes you on a journey with Connie Anderson from beginner long arm quilter, to a confident skilled artist. This training will give long arm quilters an opportunity to hone and advance their skills. There are 12 sessions in the entire degree program. This semester covers the third session.

Cost: $ 450.00
Whether you're a new HQ owner planning to start a long arming business, or want to make the best use of your quilting machine rental time at CSM, Joan has the tips and techniques to move you to the next level of confidence and productivity to have fun using your longarm.

Cost: $ 150.00
The HQ Pro-Stitcher quilting system integrates Handi Quilter's world-class quilting machines with the latest computer technology. Join Dawn and spend 2 full days learning different techniques on our long arm machines. You will cover setting up an edge to edge design, creating a border and many tips. This hands on class will build confidence in your abilities to create beautiful quilts!

Cost: $ 325.00
Let your creativity run free in this fun and unique class! Learn techniques to create your own stunning and original thread painted forest landscape using batik background, couching and background fill. Create seasonal foliage and a babbling brook while acquiring skills to interpret your own designs. This is a great way to learn how to incorporate other art mediums into your quilting to create truly one of a kind pieces!

Cost: $ 155.00
Tension, Needles & Thread! This hands-on training will prepare you to finish your own quilts. Become a professional longarm quilter! This class is a prerequisite for Central's machine rental program. Please bring a spool of King Tut Thread, and a prewound bobbin. 3 hours of FREE rental time is included!

Cost: $ 150.00
Thread, needles and tension. This hands on class will prepare you to finish your own quilts. You will become proficient at loading and running the machine to give you a beautiful finish. It is the prerequisite to renting our Avante Longarm. 3 hours of rental time is included in the price!

Cost: $ 150.00
Transform those vintage linens hiding in the back of your linen closet into a quilted heirloom treasure. Combine crochet doilies, embroidered napkins or runners and linen table covers, etc., using the classroom Longarm at Central Sewing Machines to freemotion stitch your own treasured items. Bring your linens, batting and a back (up to 30" x 30") to class to create your own unique Vintage Heirloom Treasure.

Cost: $ 150.00