Upcoming Classes

Attend one of Dawn’s upcoming classes:

Shipshewana Quilt Festival:

Wednesday June 22nd: 4pm Solving Tension Headaches

Nothing is more frustrating than fighting tension troubles on your home or long arm machine! Learn how to manage variables like batting, thread, needle size, and more to make your stitches look just as good on the back as they do on the front. You will also learn tricks for managing unusual thread such as metallic, invisible, and Mylar to make your projects special. Award-winning machine quilter and APQS educator Dawn Cavanaugh will explain why tension goes haywire and more importantly, she will show you how to fix it!


For more information about the Shipshewana Quilt Festival, visit: http://www.shipshewanaquiltfest.com/index.html



Dawn teaches a variety of classes at the APQS showroom in Des Moines, Iowa.

Beginner Class: Our beginner longarm quilting class is taught at numerous locations all across the US and other countries. You’ll learn the skills you need to complete typical quilting projects on your new longarm machine.

Advance Beginner Class: This 6-hour class takes you beyond pantographs and simple overall designs and pushes you to become more comfortable with your freehand quilting skills.



Maintenance class

Visit http://www.apqs.com/education/ for more information about the above classes through APQS.

APQS classes are offered year around! Click on the link to learn more and see upcoming dates!