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Just getting STarted?  



(9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Tailored to quilters new to free motion quilting or those that want a boot-camp to refresh basic skills!

$169 with catered lunch

($25 discount for Bluebird Handi Quilter owners)


Morning session:  

Stationary Machine Bootcamp

Class Description: Do you quilt on a sewing machine? Are you unsure if you are “doing it right”? Come discover how a stationary longarm machine, plus tools and tips, can improve the quality of your work and the pleasure of your quilting experience. The machine’s features make free-motion quilting fun and easy, and additional creative feet and gadgets open a whole new world beyond meandering.


Afternoon Session:  Sweet and Simple Free-Motion Quilting Class Description: Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free-motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free-motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs. 


Ready for the next STep? 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 12 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Advanced beginners or Intermediate quilters grow your skills with this day of fun learning opportunities on STationary machines!

$169 with catered lunch

($25 discount for Bluebird Handi Quilter owners)


Morning session:

Creatively Customize Your Quilts

Blocks, backgrounds, sashings and borders – these are the basic components of many pieced quilt tops, and there are tricks to quilting them with a cohesive overall look, while creating your own personal style. Learn how to select and adapt designs to complement each area, and how to accomplish the quilting efficiently and easily. Tried-and-true fillers and “go-to” designs will be featured.


Afternoon session:

Radical Rulers! 

If you love precision and consistency in your quilting rulers, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the Sure Foot, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.


Can’t join us for Lynette's workshop?  Bluebird has other options to improve your quilting skills including our very own 

Quilting Confidence Crash Course 

(Wednesday, October 4 2023)  $99 

Get your mojo on with free motion quilting on your domestic machine!

Lynette Fulton

To relieve stress of working as a RN in Emergency at a Level One Trauma Center, Lynette started taking quilting and sewing classes at a community college which lead to a degree in Fashion Design.

Lynette began teaching multiple quilting classes at a local quilt shop for 17 years. Her area of expertise was machine quilting on domestic machines and quilting designs. She was also a Bernina Educator for 7 years teaching Mastery classes for new owners and hosted a monthly Bernina Club. Lynette traveled throughout Southern CA to lecture at quilt guilds and teach various quilting workshops.

In 1999, Lynette had 2 quilts juried into ROAD to California. “Special Stars” at 102″ long was awarded Best Large Traditional Quilt. It went on to raise over $5,000 for a children’s charity in honor of a nephew born with a chromosome deformity. Her second quilt, “California Snowflake” was awarded Best Quilt From First Time Entrant. It was also published in the book, Exploring Machine Trapunto by Hari Walner.

It wasn’t until Lynette purchased a HQ Sixteen® stationary machine that she enjoyed the freedom and creativity that the huge throat space allowed the quilting designs and feathers to flow from.

Retirement from a long nursing career in January 2020 enabled Lynette to work for fun at a quilt store. After attending a Handi Quilter Educational Event, she purchased a HQ Forte® with ProStitcher® which she enjoys using to finish her quilt tops and quilt for friends and charitable causes.

Lynette lives with her husband Richard, in San Diego, California.Information from