We were pleased to invite national quilt educator, Jamie Wallen to the Florida Quilting Center for teaching his Mystical Quilting series in longarm quilting! Jamie came to Tampa to teach his six part series in February 2017. ABM International brought the Innova Longarm Quilting Systems classroom machines for students to use. Taking over the Happy Apple Quilts classroom, students were able to learn in a hands-on environment!

Students learning new longarm quilting techniques

In class, students first practiced Jamie's designs on paper.  Drawing a design by hand on paper first will give you a better experience quilting! Understanding the path of the quilt and developing a continuous curve will speed up your quilting and give you new ideas in dividing up your quilting space.  Jamie designs his quilting process in steps, allowing you to understand a quilting shape before fitting the design into a quilt block.  His design process covers motifs, edge to edge quilting, designing for a block, and every quilter's favorite: Feathers!

Jamie Wallen teaching longarm quilting feathers

Jamie Wallen teaching feather longarm free motion quilting feathers

Jamie's home base is Quilters Apothecary in Michigan City, Indiana. He enjoys sharing his quilting knowledge and his Youtube video lessons are a huge hit!

Stitcher ParadiseJoin us at Stitcher Paradise!

We are fortunate that Jamie Wallen is returning to Tampa this July! You too can learn Jamie's Mystical Quilting series at Stitcher Paradise from July 12-14, 2018.  His hands-on longarm classes will teach you the design on paper and take you to the machine to practice with thread! Innova is a proud sponsor of Stitcher Paradise and will be providing the longarm classroom machines for this event.

Author: Ellen Ault