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Non-Owners and Renters: Beginning Longarm
Cost $60
Skill Level: Beginner Class Limit: 6 

In this class you will be introduced to a Gammill Longarm Quilting Machine.  Emphasis will be on learning the necessary techniques to complete a quilt by yourself. The class will focus on teaching you how to prep, load, choose batting, correct starting and stopping, threading the machine, and bobbin winding.  Students will learn how to set up and run a pantograph. 

The goal of this class is that students will leave with the knowledge needed to run the machine without supervision.

Cost: $60

Supply List: 2 pieces of fabric 40x60" and a crib size cotton batting (can be purchased at the store)

Please bring a sack lunch.

Instructor: Capri Beckman This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

One Monday every month, 9:30am – 1:30pm OR 2:00pm-6:00pm
 
Owners: Beginning Longarm
Cost (see below)
Skill Level: Beginner Class Limit: 6 

This class focuses on the basi tools, threads. new products and techniques, as well as some of the "Quilters Must Have Stuff" that will aid you in the daily runnimg of a longarm business and/or home use for your new longarm.  This class is for those truly interested in the methods needed to help improve skills.

This is a lecture as well as a hands on class.

Cost: NO CHARGE to those who have purchased their machine from Boersma’s, $60.00 Fee if purchased elsewhere.

Supply List: 2 pieces of fabric 40x60" and a crib size cotton batting (can be purchased at the store) 

Please bring a sack lunch.

Instructor: Capri Beckman This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 One Tuesday every month; 9:00am-3:00pm
 
All Day Sampler Class
Cost $150
Skill Level: Confident Beginner Class Limit: 6

This class will introduce you to rulers, templates, laser work, pantographs, no-mark methods, SID and free-hand designs.  You will be able to try different templates and rulers to help you in deciding what will work best for you. This is a hands-on class, one student per Gammill machine head. 

You are asked to provide a simple 9-patch quilt top (instructions provided at time of sign-up), backing, and cotton batting at least 4 inches larger than your quilt top.

We will break for lunch.

Cost: $150
Supply List: Sampler Top (instructions will be provided)

Instructor: Capri Beckman This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

One Wednesday every month, 9:00am-6:00pm
 
All Day Free Hand Class
Cost $150
Skill Level: Confident Beginner Class Limit: 6 

Afraid of free hand?  Then this is the class you have been waiting for.  You will learn how to use your longarm for more than just SID, laser work and pantographs.  In this hands-on class we will explore several freehand designs and techniques including, but not limited to, feathers, background fills, mazes, leaves, flowers, faux trapunto and "zentangle" designs.  You will also experiment with different battings and threads.

We will break for lunch.

Cost:  $150
Supply List:  Sampler Top (Instructions will be provided), cotton batting and backing material at least 4 inches larger than your quilt top.  Everything else will be provided.

Instructor: Capri Beckman This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

One Thursday every month, 9:00am-5:00pm

 
 
 
   


Boersma's Sewing Center

203 NE 3rd Street
McMinnville , OR 97128
503-472-4611
1-800-VAC-SEWS

Store Hours
Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday Closed

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