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Scheduled In-Studio Classes

Our In-Studio classes are set up to run from 9 am to 4 pm with a break for lunch.  Typically the morning is spent in a presentation style and the afternoon is spent in a hands on practice quilt.  We often use Quilts of Valor for our demo quilts, or you can bring a small quilt for practice purposes.

We are located just off 35E and Cliff Road in Eagan about 10 miles south of the airport and the Mall of America.  We have 4 Gammill machines all running on Statler for workshops and demos and a Gammill Elevate that can be use for task specific classes.  There are multiple restaurants and hotels within walking distance.  In addition, we have both a full service quilt shop across the road plus a boutique shop that features quilts and kits next door.

 
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Beginning Creative Studios 7     June 22nd & 23rd  (Sat & Sun)

The changes and new options in the Creative Studios 7 will make your quilting life easier and more efficient. This class will provide you with an in-depth tour of the Creative Studios 7 Upgrade features and the hands-on experience working on a small quilt.

On Day 1 you will explore the changes and improvements in CS7.  From the layout of the screen to the way you pull in stitching patterns there is a lot to learn.  Day 1 and Day 2 will provide you with hands on quilting time as you implement and practice the skills learned in the class.

This is a 2-day hands on class so you need to bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse) and a small lap sized quilt to load and work on.  Lunch will be provided both days.

The cost for this class is $150 for the 2 days. You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.


   

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Freehand Quilting                   June 26th & 27th (Wed & Thur)

Start with the basic shapes and then learn how to connect those shapes to make a design.  Work with Stitching in the Ditch to stabilize your quilt first and then move on to background fills, how to get out of a tight corner, play with some feathers, practice that exacting piano key border and the detailed match stick designs. 

This is a 2-day hands on class.  Plan to bring a lunch or we can order lunch from a local restaurant.  You will work on your own machine with a “sample” quilt.  The cost for this class is $150 for the 2 days. There is a $25 supply fee or bring your own fabric: 

  • 2 pieces of fabric – 2 yards each
  • Batting large enough to match the fabric
  • Due to tension issues we require the use of our threads

You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.

   

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3 Day Intensive  (Intermediate to Advanced)  
                   
July 25th, 26th & 27th  (Thur, Fri, & Sat)

This is an “Intense Total Immersion Hands-On” experience.  Prepare to be challenged and surprised about how much you can learn in such a short time. We will be working with Creative Studio 7.  You need to bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse) and 1-3 small lap sized (no larger than 50x60) quilts to load and work on.  Smaller quilts allow you to work on multiple techniques.

Page has a wonderful storefront studio which includes 5 Statlers. You are invited to learn from Page’s vast list of topics in a 3 day; hands on workshop tailored to what you want to learn. Reserve your spot early. The workshop is limited to 5 people ensure you get the most out of it. Each student will have their own machine and work on their own quilts.

Space is very limited so do not wait.  Another intensive workshop is scheduled for
August 23rd, 24th, 25th.  The cost for this class/workshop is $500.  Lunch will be provided each day. You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.  If you would like to be on the waiting list for future classes, email us at pagej@thequiltingpage.com and we will notify you as soon as we have dates scheduled.

   

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Donation Sunday                                        July 28th  (Sun)

On Sunday, July 28th  we will be hosting our 3rd Donation Sunday.  This is an opportunity for our renters, to gain experience in loading quilts on the frame, setting up the patterns and running/advancing the quilts to complete them.  As there is no charge to you for this "practice session" we are requiring that the quilts are for donation only. 

In 2018, The Quilting Page provided quilting services for 32 twin long quilts (70" x 90") for the young adult homeless programs in Eagan thru Wilder Foundation and Community Development Agency at Lincoln Place and thru The Link which services a number of living locations throughout the metro area.  Additionally, we provided quilting services for a number of Quilts of Valor quilts throughout the year.  At this time we have quite a number of quilt tops ready for final quilting and binding in preparation for donation.

If you have a quilt top, batting or backing fabric that you would like to donate (or contribute to), as long as it is going to a recognized charitable program, we can try to include it in this or future Donation Sundays.

On Sunday, July 28th , we will have 5 quilts to load and complete.  Additionally, we will work on machine applied bindings and splicing together batting remnants for use in the donation quilts.  We open the doors by 10 am and stay until about 5 pm but it is very much of an open flow of when you are available not a required starting or stopping times.  This can be a time for you to gain experience and chat with other quilters.  Please let me know if you are available or want to be added to the list of first invited in the future - we will be doing this again in the future every couple of months.

You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545


   

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Borders Special                                August 8th  (Thursday 6 -9 pm)

Borders can make the quilting “Sing or Sting.” Learn multiple ways to turn the corner of a border on a quilt with or without turning the quilt top. Border Corner, Triangle Borders, Butted Borders, and Piano Key. Uneven and wavy borders are a snap when you know how to cope with them.

Forty five dollars ($45) for this evening class.  This is a presentation class with use of the SAM mode of Creative Studios 7, so bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse).  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545

   

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Beyond E2E – Repeat Pattern                      August 17th  (Sat)

Edge-to-Edge is a quick and effective technique for quilting those simple quilts.  You let the computer decide the size and repeats of the pattern to be used.  While you can do some editing to the design (stretch or squeeze), in the end you have to accept the pattern the way the computer defines it.  It is hard to nest your designs to reduce the open lines between rows and even harder to use a design with a deep nest that doesn’t match your top and bottom edges.

Repeat Pattern allows you to address each of these issues.  In this class you will learn how to:

  •          size the pattern to best match your quilt piecing
  •          how to bring in the pattern
  •          flip it to use a left to right and the right to left stitching path
  •          nest the pattern to achieve that uniform overall look
  •          take the pattern out over the edge of the quilt to ensure all edges are secure
  •          fill the pattern to your boundary
  •          eliminate the pattern distortion (circles becoming ovals) that often happens in Edge-to-Edge
  •          relocate your patterns as you advance for a seamless design

We will be working with Creative Studio 7.  You need to bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse) and a small lap sized (no larger than 50x60) quilt to load and work on.  We do have a Quilt of Valor quilt you can stitch out if you do not have a small quilt.

The cost for this class is $125 for the day. Bring a lunch or plan to join the group in ordering a lunch from a local restaurant.  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.

   
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All Day Rental $100                              August 18th  (Sun)

Just for our Renters.  Do you have a larger quilt that you want to complete?  Maybe you have a Christmas Gift that you are ready to quilt.  Come join us on Sunday August 18th from 9 am to 5 pm for a flat fee of $100.  That is $100 for up to 8 hours of quilting time – that is half price!   We can accommodate only 5 quilters on that day so register early to reserve your space.

This special priced rental day is available only for quilters who have completed our Beginning Rental Class. 

Bring hand work, a book, write letters…. during the quilting run time.  (We will not be conducting a class or training on this day)  Bring a lunch or plan to join the group in ordering a lunch from a local restaurant.  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.

   
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3 Day Intensive  (Intermediate to Advanced)          
        
August 23rd, 24th, 25th (Fri, Sat, & Sun)

This is an “Intense Total Immersion Hands-On” experience.  Prepare to be challenged and surprised about how much you can learn in such a short time. We will be working with Creative Studio 7.  You need to bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse) and 1-3 small lap sized (no larger than 50x60) quilts to load and work on.  Smaller quilts allow you to work on multiple techniques.

Page has a wonderful storefront studio which includes 5 Statlers. You are invited to learn from Page’s vast list of topics in a 3 day; hands on workshop tailored to what you want to learn. Reserve your spot early. The workshop is limited to 5 people ensure you get the most out of it. Each student will have their own machine and work on their own quilts.

Space is very limited so do not wait.  Another intensive workshop will be scheduled some time in October.  The cost for this class/workshop is $500.  Lunch will be provided each day. You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.  If you would like to be on the waiting list for future classes, email us at pagej@thequiltingpage.com and we will notify you as soon as we have dates scheduled.

   
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Semi Custom (Page Turner & The Lite & the Dark of Log Cabins)                  September 21st (Sat)

Most quilts are happy with Edge-to-Edge but sometimes you want something a little more special.  Free motion is great, but maybe an intense custom design is not what you are ready for.  This class will show you how to use the Statler system to design a semi-custom quilt that will stitch out row-by-row.  Design selection and placement on the quilt can create the impression of very complex custom quilting with the advantage of the computer aided stitching.  Save yourself time, get the quilt completed and look like a custom quilting hero.

The class uses the Custom Overall technique. This “Semi-Custom” technique is a fast and easy way to achieve a custom look with less time and effort. Designs fall over an entire block, yet “Look Custom” by how stitching fits the piecing. Patterns stitch out continuously as an “Overall”.

We will be working with Creative Studio 7.  You need to bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse).  Bring one or more small quilts (no larger the 50x60) that can use a lite and dark side to the quilt design; i.e. Log Cabin or Half Square Triangle blocks.  You will create the "blueprint" of your quilt and adapt a pattern to fit it perfectly!

The cost for this class is $75.  You can register for the class by phone at 651-214-4545 or by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com.      

   
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3-Day Hands-On Immersion Class for New Statler Users
        Sept 27th , 28th , & 29th (Fri, Sat, & Sun)

This class is designed for new Statler Owners/Users who want an intense class in three of the most flexible techniques on the Statler Stitcher machine.  You will work individually on a dedicated Statler longarm machine completing three different quilts.  At the end of the three days you will be able to:

  • Load a quilt straight & square
  • Quilt a quilt using Repeat Pattern
  • Advance & relocate your stitching design
  • Use Stitch In the Ditch (SID) to stabilize a quilt
  • Apply Border & Corner designs “seamlessly”
  • Apply Block / Sashing / Border patterns to create a custom quilting design

 

We have 5 Statler Longarm machines .  We ask that you bring 3 small quilts (simple to make) with you for this class.  Specific pattern details will be provided for all attendees well in advance of the class.    In order to complete the activities planned for each day of the class, all attendees need to be working on the same concepts and designs at the same time:

  •    Quilt #1 (Repeat Pattern)

o   Double Nine Patch – measuring 36” x 45”   OR

o   Rail Fence – measuring 42” x42”   OR

o   Any quilt that is 45” x 45” or less AND will be quilted in a simple overall design

  •     Quilt #2 (Borders and Corners)

o   Center panel with 2 borders – measuring 36” x 42”

  •     Quilt #3 (Blocks & Sashing)

o   A Variable Star quilt with12 (3 by 4 setting) 12” blocks – measuring 46” x 60”

You will leave with 3 completed (or nearly completed) quilt samples, lots of practice and the skills needed to apply these skills to your future longarm quilting, personal or “quilting for hire”.

Space is very limited so do not wait.   The cost for this class/workshop is $500.  Lunch will be provided each day. You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.  If you would like to be on the waiting list for future classes, email us at pagej@thequiltingpage.com and we will notify you as soon as we have dates scheduled.

   


Rental Classes 
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Rental of our Gammill Longarm machines requires our 4-hour onsite training class. The cost of the class is $150 and includes machine time, one-on-one instruction, zipper loading system, access to online videos

The class is structured for a comprehensive training with orientation to:

 

  • The Gammill Longarm Machine
  • The Statler computerized quilting system
  • Preparation and loading your quilt onto the machine
  • Selection of a quilting motif (we have 75+ Edge-to-Edge quilting motifs for your first quilt)
  • Batting and thread choices
  • Hands on setup and running of the machine including advancing the quilt and keeping the quilt square

 

You can bring a baby or small lap quilt (40x50 or less) to complete during the class. The cost of thread and batting is refunded If you prefer to work on a simple “shop sample” and return the completed quilt to us.

Once the class is completed, you can schedule machine rental time to tackle that stack of finished tops you have been working on. A staff member will be available to help you with your quilts each time you come in.

As you gain experience and want to explore more quilting options, we will have intermediate and advanced classes in:

  • Borders and Sashing
  • Semi-Custom quilting designs
  • Custom Layouts
  • Free-Motion Quilting.

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Advanced classes in computerized quilting techniques and design


Appliqué the Statler Way (New Class)

Computer Guided Machine Appliqué is growing in popularity. It's quick, it's easy, and there are many different ways to accomplish the machine appliqué. Page will cover a variety of methods and show you some new tools to accomplish any project quick and easy. Several projects will be showcased, featuring several different appliqué techniques (freehand as well as computer). Come see what all the excitement is about.

2 hour Lecture Demo with a Power Point of examples 

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Background Fills 

Background fills  can be the foundation of custom quilting, creating texture and adding movement to flat areas, setting off appliqués, feathers, or adding unity to pieced blocks in sampler quilts.  Fills can start out small and grow to become  a freehand Edge to Edge. In this class Page will show you how to use fills to fit the mood of your quilt. She will provide you with inspiration, along with easy to follow guidelines and techniques that show you how to begin, where to go next and how to avoid the tough spots. Many different designs will be covered, there will even be a few surprise uses for tools old and new. A power point will showcase examples of how fills are used on actual quilts. Students should bring a pad and paper for notes and Sketching. 

(Demo with Power point) (techniques apply to all machine types)  

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Background Fills Point 2 Point (new class for Statler) 

Background fills and textures purpose is to set off appliqués, motifs, pieced blocks and feathers, yet, they can be so much more. She will use 2p2 to fill the background of many popular pieced blocks.  Let Page show you how to use interesting background fills to fit the mood and space of your quilt. This class will provide you with inspiration, along with easy to follow guidelines and techniques to use P2P background designs. Appliqué Echo and Fill feature are covered as well. A power point will showcase examples of how fills are used on actual quilts. 

2 hour Lecture, demo, along with a PowerPoint presentation of quilted examples. 

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Borders 

Borders can "make or break" any quilt; they are the frame that brings a quilt harmony. Page will share several different approaches to both traditional and non-traditional borders. She will demonstrate various ways to move up, around, across and down. Never be afraid of the fancy borders again. You don't have to settle for "easy." They all become easy. Learn the tools, tricks, tips and techniques to save time as well as increase accuracy. Methods will include Cross Hatch, Piano key, Echo, Stencil, Freehand, Rulers, laser with and without paper designs,  2 borders at once with a Stitch in the Ditch, turning the quilt, Marking or NOT. Astonish yourself by expanding your border style to include more unique designs. 

Once you see some tricks, your imagination will take flight. 

(All  Quilting Frame Systems Short, Mid and  Longarm) 

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Borders To Frame Your Quilt (Statler)

Borders can "make or break" any quilt; they are the frame that brings a quilt harmony.

Page will share several different approaches to both traditional and non-traditional borders. She will demonstrate various ways to move up, around, across and down. Never be afraid of the fancy borders again. You don't have to settle for "easy." They all become easy. Learn the tools, tricks, tips and techniques to save time as well as increase accuracy. She will also cover how to deal with wavy borders and "wonky" piecing, not every border is straight and square. This class has something for all Statler owners, both new and experienced.'' 

2 hour Statler demo, along with a PowerPoint presentation of examples

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Build a Custom Overall Design to Fit Your Quilt (Statler)

Students will learn how to build an original overall design that is everything but "cookie cutter" repeating. Learn to alter and add elements to designs you already own. Then nest them to create a one of a kind overall design.  Learn to adjust designs to "FIT" the piecing then let it stitch out continuously. Concatenating opens up a whole new world of possibilities. "Cascade" Layouts will cover many popular log cabin variations. Zig Zag, Barn Raising and many more. Students will receive a Thumb drive with a full set of Cascade patterns from "Quilty Pleasures" ($5 for the thumb drive)

2 hour Lecture with Statler SAM, (Statler Stand Alone Mode)

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Build a Pictogram Concatenating and Pattern Alteration in SAM (new class for Statler) 

Let your Overall Quilting Tell a Story. Concatenating opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Students will learn how to build an original "pictogram", an overall design that is everything but repeating. Several designers have concatenating sets, we will create some of our own. Create an ongoing story by alternating and adding elements to design you already own. Then arrange them to create a one of a kind overall design.  We will discuss what goes into a good overall design, choose patterns, and create a usable project.  Students should bring a laptop with most current version of Creative Studio loaded. It is helpful to have access to all your designs. Have in mind themes to build your pictogram around. (sports, woodlands, favorite edge to edge) Let's have fun.

4 hour Lecture with SAM, Lap top required

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Building Blocks to a Better Quilt (Statler)

Digitized designs have given us an almost endless assortment of designs to choose from. Selecting a design and making it fit a space can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Not all blocks are created equal, yet our job is to make them all look good. Page will demonstrate fast and easy techniques for placing repeating blocks into not so perfect piecing. Triangle tricks are a great way to combine designs within a block. Learn ways to stitch out more than one block at a time, lay out and review designs and create design portfolios. Offer your customers the quality custom quilting they desire while spending less of your valuable time.

2 hour Statler demo, along with a PowerPoint presentation of examples

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Continuous Curve Quilting

(All machine quilting, domestic and frame) The arc is a mainstay for traditional quilting. The simplest of designs can bring about the most dramatic results. The best part is it is "continuous"; no more starts and stops. Learn how to use a continuous curve to move around pieced blocks, borders, and sashes. Handouts will include practice sheets as well as many samples of curves in pieced blocks. Once we have the path learn how to keep your curves consistent in any direction.

Drawing, Lecture with Power Point of examples

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Dealing with and Resolving Customer Complaints (New Class)

Customer service is a critical part of your business. At some point, everyone has to deal with an upset customer. The challenge is to handle the situation in a way that leaves the customer thinking of you in a positive light.  Your ability to effectively deal with complaints provides an opportunity to turn a dissatisfied customer into an active promoter of your services. Listen to some of Page’s real life situations and learn the strategies she has implemented in her business to “Keep them coming back for More”.

2 hour lecture with a PowerPoint.

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Design Dilemma (The 5 W's) 

One of the greatest stumbling blocks a quilter can face is "What should I quilt on this top? Follow along as Page demonstrates her own process of  the Who, What Why Where and How, of quilting design layout.  Students should bring 1 or 2 unquilted tops to class. Page will discuss several design elements for each top including, thread and batting options, motif choices and design placement, stitch density and travel paths,  overall unification and the directional eye movement effect. As time permits the quilt tops will have designs drawn out as well as suggestions for the actual stitching process. 

(All machine quilting, domestic and frame)

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Designing Patterns with Creative Studio (New Class)

The design is in your head, there are hundreds of pattern designers, and you have looked at thousands of designs. So why can’t you find what you want? Learn how to create a sewable digitized pattern in Creative Studio. Page creates new patterns as she needs them for her customer quilts. Learn how she does it. Take home the knowledge to do it yourself. Once you learn the process you will always have the RIGHT design.

Students will receive a take home project to try themselves.

2 hour Sam Demo/Lecture with a Power Point

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Echoes, Fills and Thrills (Statler) (New Class)

The Fill function of Creative Studio has added a whole new aspect to computerized quilting. There are so many ways to use fills, Edge to Edge, around appliqué, odd shaped blocks, and stitch in the ditch borders, creating a layered look to add depth and dimension, plus many more. Imagine the possibilities and see for yourself what Fills can achieve. Learn the ins and outs, what works and what should be avoided, and most importantly how to recover if you make a mistake. FUN for all intermediate or advanced CS users.

2 hour, Statler Demo with a Power Point presentation

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Make It Fit, Pattern Alteration, Statler SAM

With the advances to Creative Studio we now have the power to alter a pattern to fit the space instead of "just plopping it in." Follow Page as she shows you how she has tweaked some simple patterns to fit unusual spaces. Become comfortable with dividing, drawing, and manipulating lines, reverse start and end, and exporting. It will become so easy you'll never fret about finding a pattern that "fits" again. Learn how to create new designs to fit any quilt; using lines, arcs, circle array and rubber stamp. Creative Studio tools can be used to "draw" any design you can imagine. Students will go home with patterns made in class on a thumb drive ($5.00 fee for Drive)

2 hour Lecture Demo using SAM (stand-alone mode)     

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Master Level, Taking custom to a New High (Statler)(new class)

Show quilts and high end custom in your future? Do you want to kick your custom up a notch? Find out the difference between custom and CUSTOM. Precision quilting of the highest quality requires a different skill and mind set. Since 2006, Page has earned numerous national ribbons on customer quilts. She will share her tips and tricks to high end quilting. An extensive power point presentation allows you to view the award winners "close up". Find out the answer to "How Did You Do That?" Starting with the design concept, and continuing down to the "nitty gritty" details.

2 or 4 hour, Lecture with a PowerPoint presentation of Quilts

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“OH NO”, Now What? (New Class)

We have all had that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you notice a mistake on a quilt. Over the past 14 years Page has had that feeling many times. Join her as she shares the “OH NO” moments in her life and learn how she handled them. You will see come common mistakes and maybe some you never thought of. By being forewarned you can handle difficult issues of your own, if they happen. Plus, gain the added benefit of foresight, to avoid some pitfalls completely.

2 hour Lecture with a Power Point

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Overall Design in Repeat Pattern (Statler)

Overall (edge-to-edge) quilts are the mainstay and the money maker of many a Longarm quilter. Edge-to-edge is NOT just for beginners. Page will share how she increased this aspect of her business with her unique approach to overall design. Enhance each quilt by choosing the right design then resizing and reconfiguring, creating a variety of effects. She will cover design choice, scale, spacing, orientation, and placement making each quilt a one-of-a-kind. She will also demonstrate how to overcome the little "OOPS" we all face at one time or another. Class will cover E2E in Repeat Patterns, trims  and fills. Astonish your clients with an unique style of overall designs and keep them coming back for more, making your quilting a profitable adventure!

2 hour Statler demo, along with a PowerPoint presentation of examples

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Page Turners "Turning Point to Point into Profit" (Statler)

Page will share her secret to an award winning continuous-line custom, which hits every block exactly. The secret is point-to-point. Learn how to create the design you want and fit it to each quilt. Your imagination will take off as you start to "see" the first, second and third elements of each design layout. The block designs appear perfect, as if you set each design in separately. Create custom quilting in a fraction of the time--after all, "time is money." Class will cover set up of several examples on the Statler.

2 hour Statler demo, along with a power point presentation

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Piece O' Grid (product specific)

Computerized machines have taken quilting to a whole new level. Now it is time to raise the bar. This product specific class will show you how to use the "Piece O' Grid", to fine tune your quilting. Page will demonstrate creative techniques and show examples of how she has used grids on actual quilts. She will explore many ways to enhance your quilting: audition designs, squaring, point-to-point placement in borders and edge-to-edge, free-flowing designs, crosshatch, setting scale, and accurate placement of floating motifs.

You will marvel at the unlimited possibilities and the time you can save. Once you see how the grid pump up your accuracy and imagination, you'll wonder how you ever quilted without it. Grids will quickly become your favorite studio tools.

2 hour lecture, along with a PowerPoint presentation of examples 

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Quilting Makes the Quilt (New Class)

Page Johnson has been quilting professionally for 13 years. Join her as she takes a trip down memory lane with a tour of several award winning quilts. She will discuss the thought process behind the designs, the issues she had to overcome and what she learned from each project. See the before and after pictures, what was done and redone.  Page will discuss design elements including, thread and batting options, motif choices and design placement, stitch density and travel paths, overall unification and the directional eye movement effect. Learn how to judge your own quilts, before you send them off.

2 hour Lecture with a Power Point (This class is suitable for all machine quilters. Domestic as well and long and mid arm)

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Scalloped Borders (New Statler Class)

Break away from boring square borders. A wide scalloped border will enhance any quilt. Add elegance and polish to a pieced, patchwork, whole cloth or appliquéd quilt. Learn how to create beautiful waved or unusual shaped borders that add a touch of whimsy or a bit of surprise. They are easy, fun to do and make each quilt a "one of a kind". Give your customers a way to set their quilt apart from the rest of the class.

2 hour Statler Lecture with a Power Point

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Starting off Straight and Getting Square with a Frame Quilting System

Years of quilting for others has taught Page that, "Not all Quilts are Created Equal", yet she strives to make them all look their best. Proper loading and squaring are the key. Regardless of what system you use Page will demonstrate fast and easy techniques for squaring and controlling the "Too Big & Wavy" borders and "Wonky" piecing. She will cover several alternatives to pinning, as well as Floating, Fabric Tension, Stabilizing, and Stitch In the Ditch.  Squaring doesn't stop at the outer edges, learn how to square on point, and awkward blocks like Double Wedding Ring, Grand Mothers Flower Garden and Drunkards Path. Your patterns will fit better. Other topics include: batting, thread, tucks on the back, fast and faux trapunto. By knowing how to eliminate "issues" you can discover the confidence to tackle that quilt you have been putting off. A before and after power point will provide the proof that, "Yes, you can quilt it out"    

(All Systems Short, Mid and  Longarm)

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Statler SAM (stand alone mode) Pattern Alteration (Statler)

Keep up with the latest Creative Studio updates. With the advances to Creative Studio we now have the power to alter a pattern to fit the space instead of "just plopping it in." Follow Page as she shows you how she has tweaked some simple patterns to fit unusual spaces. Become comfortable with dividing, drawing, and manipulating lines, reverse start and end, and exporting. It will become so easy you'll never fret about finding a pattern that "fits" again. Design the layout of your quilt on a laptop while the machine is working for you.

Students are welcome to follow along with a laptop, however time is limited. Students must have a good working knowledge of their computer. The most current version of Creative Studio should be installed. For the benefit of the majority, Individual "computer" issues will not be addressed with in class.

2 hour Lecture using SAM 

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Textures and Background Fills (Hand Guided)

Background fills and textures can be the foundation of quilting. Their purpose is to set off appliqués, motifs, pieced blocks and feathers, yet, they can be so much more. In this design concept class Page will show you how to use interesting background fills to fit the mood of your quilt. This class will provide you with inspiration, along with easy to follow guidelines and techniques that  answer the  questions of background fills,  What, Why, Where, When and How.  There will even be a few surprise uses for some old tools. A power point will showcase examples of how fills are used on actual quilts.

2 hour Lecture Demo, along with a PowerPoint presentation of quilted examples 

Workshops

"Private Hands On" Class at The Quilting Page Studio               Top

Reserve your spot early, space is limited! 

Located in Eagan, Minnesota, just 10 minutes south of the Minneapolis Airport and Mall of America. Page has a wonderful storefront studio which includes 4 Statlers (just for you!) You and up to 3 others are invited to learn from Page’s vast list of topics in a 3 day hands on workshop tailored to what you want to learn. Start by selecting topics from the following class descriptions to design your experience. 

  • Once your spot is reserved, Page will help you to select sample quilts to make, bring and quilt which will facilitate your learning of Page Turners technique, Cascades, point to point, stitch in the ditch and a host of other topics from which to choose. You will go home with finished quilts! 
  • Design dilemma will be part of the fun! Bring your quilts and learn concepts to select the best quilting designs for them. 
  • Design and alter quilt patterns for 2 quilts. Bring the actual quilts or pictures. 
  • This is an immersion hands on experience.  You will be challenged and surprised about how much you can learn in such a short time. 

There are several quilt shops nearby! Several wonderful restaurants are within walking distance, and many more are only a block or two away. There are 3 hotels just across the parking lot. 

All of this for only $500 per student for the 3 days.  

Call Page today to schedule your class! 

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Two and a half day Workshop at your location for Statler Quilters


1 Evening (Meet and Greet plus 1 Class ("Design Dilemma" recommended)

2 and a half days (6 hours, 3 separate classes each day)

$1,000.00 fee (no limit to workshop size)

Host will also cover:

    • Transportation 
    • Luggage costs

    1. All meals and Lodging, either at someone’s home or hotel 

      No cats, at lodging or at the location of the course.  Page is highly allergic and is incapacitated when breathing cat dander, so please, honor this request. 

      The studio set up must allow Page to face the audience from the working side of a Statler. There must be a wall to project on, a screen can be arranged. Allow room for everyone to see. Please specify if the workshop will NOT include a live demonstration on a Statler.  The format and flow of the class information will be adapted for a screen projected presentation. Page will bring her own projector, camera, and cords required. Each participant will receive handouts and any digitized Patterns that are included with a selected course. 

      Workshops courses can be chosen to fit the interest of each group. A complete list of current course offerings available are on the Class Description page above. 

      Page will accept back to back workshop bookings but will require a day of rest between the courses.

The Quilting Page

1964 Rahncliff Court #700
Just off of I35E and Cliff Rd
Eagan, MN, 55122
651-214-4545