Computerized Quilting Boot Camp with Linda Gosselin, HQ National Educator

Classes are $125.00 per day or $325.00 for all 3 days days – Lunch included


Learn all about Handi Quilter’s Pro-Stitcher Premium and Simulator and an Introduction to Art & Stitch digitizing software in this exciting three-day classroom experience. Whether you are new to computerized quilting, experienced, or wonder what it’s all about, these classes will give your quilting a “jump start!”


Pro-Stitcher Premium Day 1:    Thursday November 17, 9:30-4:30

For the best classroom experience, bring your mouse and your Pro-Stitcher tablet or a second laptop with Pro-Stitcher Premium Simulator pre-loaded

Pro-Stitcher Premium: What’s new and where’d they put that? What is “Simulator” and how do I use it?

Tabs and program defaults How do I install updates?

Open/Save: Designs, Areas, Workspaces

All about Area – 2-corner, multi point, save and transform Working with Blocks, Borders & Corners

Edit – copy/paste, duplicate

Modify – rotate, reposition, resize, align, skew How to determine stitch order


Pro-Stitcher Premium Day 2:  Friday November 18, 9:30-4:30

E2E: edge to edge quilt layouts – basic, wrapped, and nested E2E: How to advance to the next row

How to recover from a thread break, an empty bobbin, or a restart How to make new designs from existing ones

How to crop – inside, outside, multiple, and how to crop the top or bottom row

E2E: stitch continuously left to right and right to left…take advantage of the entire throat space! Mark and Record

E2E as creative fills Introduction to “Line Drawing”


Art & Stitch Day 3:    Saturday November 19, 9:30-4:30

Bring a mouse and a laptop class loaded with the latest version, available at


The free download is fully functional and does not need to be activated, however, without activation you will not be able to save your work.

About the toolbars and the library

Grid, Snap to Grid, Snap to Anchors, Connect/Tie

Using the basic drawing tools – Line, Curve, Three Point Arc Trace a background image

The Amazing Doodle Template Repeat, Rotate, Mirror/Flip

Magic Tools – Square, Circle, Rays

Using a Backdrop to audition quilt designs Introduction to creative fills and hatch designs How will it stitch? Running and stitch motifs How to save and stitch your design!

Handi Quilter                                            

Fun With Stitches is proud to be an authorized distributor for Handi Quilter.
We would love to show you how you can take one of these amazing machines home, or you can rent in-store to finish your project. Complete your quilt from the first cut to the last stitch all on your own.

We also are now carrying Handi Quilter Gadgets, Rulers and Templates in store and online. See our online store here!
The best selling sit-down Longarm Machine on the market today!

Introducing the most technologically advanced way to sit-down free motion quilt with stitch-regulation. Handi Quilter’s HQ Sweet Sixteen is simply the best way for quilters to tackle projects with a sit-down machine. With the introduction of TruStitch, quilters are now able to create quilt designs with beautifully even stitches.

A perfect mid-range Longarm for smaller home studios and shops!

This machine combines the quality of the Handi Quilter brand with a size perfect for most quilting projects. With either the 10-foot or 12-foot frame this machine’s style and grace will accent any home studio, and the smaller size lends itself to portability if necessary. Pair it with the HQ Pro-Stitcher Software and you can have an all-around great machine!

Fun With Stitches Longarm Rental Program:

Our program is designed to have you confidently quilting on your very first visit. Our Longarm rental training will teach you everything you need to know to successfully finish those UFO’s with an edge to edge panto design. We offer a wide range of pantos for all different degrees of quilting and for every level of quilter from beginner to advance.

This session will teach you all you need to know to finish any size quilt using Edge to Edge Pantographs.

You will complete a crib size quilting during your first training session (up to 60 x 60). Training sessions are offered as a one on one session, which will walk you through every step of the way. Ask our friendly staff for all the details and available upcoming dates and start turning those UFO’s into completed projects today.

Every rental includes:

  1. Thread and matching pre-wound bobbins to complete your projectChoice of pantographs – easy, medium, advanceChoice of Pantographs - easy, medium or advanced
    1. Choose from four colours (grey, black, white or cream)
    2. Other colours are available for purchase (King Tut thread)
  2. Choice of pantographs – easy, medium, advance
  3. A new needle with each session
  4. Use of Sweet Sixteen or Aventa Longarm Machine
  5. Use of everything you’ll need while quilting in our convenient fully stocked “ready kit”
  6. Our convenient Help binder, with step by step instructions and colour photos for all instructions, just in case it’s been a while since your last visit
  7. Expert guidance and friendly service provided by our fully trained staff

Call or visit in store for more details on how to sign up!

Contact Us:

Phone:     613-966-4715
Address: 1963 Old Highway 2
                 Belleville, ON
                 K8N 4Z2 Canada
Hours:     Mon-Sat: 9:30 - 5:00
                 Closed for Holidays