Mid/Long Arm Machine Quilting Classes

Designed especially for the “Just for me Quilter”

Specializing in one on one instruction


 One on one, hands-on workshops/lectures/demos designed for the beginner to advanced quilters.

Individual personal attention.

Tailored to all machine types and models using a frame/table track system set-up.

Classes are scheduled by appointment to meet your needs and lifestyle.

All supplies and handouts are provided


Basic Quilt Preparation and Loading

Learn how to have your quilt “machine ready”, and load a quilt on the frame. 


Getting Started with Machine Quilting

You will learn the basic skills to get started quilting on a frame.

We will cover needles, thread, tension, batting.  Starts and Stops.  Supplies and tools.

Simple meandering will be covered


Machine Quilting Skill Builder – Using Tools of the Trade

In this class, we will continue to build your basic skills for quilting on a frame using tools that are available on the market, such as rulers, templates, and stencils.


Intro to Freehand Quilting 

Working from the front of the machine, you will learn basic beginner freehand design work.  Learn to cover the quilt top evenly and efficiently.


Alternative Meandering

Learn to use simple shapes to broaden your freehand skills.  Any and all designs presented in this class can be used as either background fills, or all over patterns.


Intro to Custom Quilting

Learn basic alternatives to edge to edge quilting


Pantographs/Pattern/Groovy Boards

Learn how to set up, interlock, and space pantographs.


Beginning Feathers

Introduction to basic longarm feathers


Borders and Corners

Learn alternative methods to stitch borders and corners


Advanced Feathers

Complex feather designs and shapes will be introduced


Advanced Freehand Frenzy

Complex freehand design concepts will be introduced


Quilt Interpretation

Learn methods to help you decide what to quilt


Each class runs approximately one hour, and cost $40.00 each.   


I am an award winning professional longarm quilter with over 10 years experience.  Some of my clients include fabric companies, pattern designers, book publishers, and quilt shops.  My work has also appeared in several quilt publications.  Let me help you learn to quilt.


To schedule your private class, contact Sue Needle (817)589-1168,, or visit

Class topics welcomed.  Private lessons at your location are also available.


Conveniently located next to Quilter’s Dream Quilt Shop, 6409 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, TX, 76034 

 Please note- I am not a machine dealer, nor do I sell or rent machines