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Classes for basic and advanced quilters at Boersma’s Sewing Center Inc begin promptly at 9:30 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM to allow time for loading projects and becoming familiar with the store. An elevator is located on the first floor for your convenience.


Learning the basic of the Longarm are crucial to successful quilting. Longarm classes for beginners and intermediates cost $125.00. Classes are small to provide students with individual attention and their own machine. Contact us to sign up today!


Class ends at 5:00 PM each day. On Saturdays, the store closes at 5:00 PM, so classes on those days end at 4:30 PM.


If you arrive late, the instructor will attempt to catch you up with the class. However, those who arrive on time take precedence.


Please don’t change the size of your quilts. Table sizes vary, and the smaller ones can’t accommodate larger quilts.


Lunch breaks of 45 minutes will be on your own. Many restaurants are available across or down the street from Boersma’s. Feel free to bring drinks or snacks that you may need during class.


Instructor Capri Beckman has been quilting for customers since 2001. She is an able teacher who has rented her machines to quilters. Capri has traveled the world to teach basic Longarm, freehand techniques, and computerized quilting.

Basic and advanced quilting class times and costs

Class supply list

Please bring the following items to quilting classes:


To speak with an expert associate, call:


Longarm quilting classes for every level of expertise

  • 40 x 60" top fabric

  • 45 x 65" backing fabric

  • 45 x 65" batting

The top and bottom fabric may be the same, but the top fabric must read as a solid.

Bring any thread you would like to use, or take advantage of available thread from our open stock.

Mach 3 computer classes

Designed to familiarize novice users of the Innova Mach 3 with the machine’s basic functions, this class combines lecture, demonstration, and hands-on instruction.


Students will learn the basic functions of the icon and tool bars, mouse, keyboard, and touchscreen shortcuts. Current and prospective Mach 3 owners / users are welcome. There is no charge for this class.

Longarm training for beginners

This class provides an overview of what Longarm quilting is all about. Intended for the new owner / renter, we’ll cover thread, tension, loading a quilt, needles, basic machine maintenance, and general machine use.


You’ll discover how to load, advance, and finish a quilt using a pantograph and freehand techniques. You may or may not finish your sampler, but you’ll have an enjoyable experience should be able to load a quilt, adjust tensions, have confidence in running any machine you own, or be capable of renting machines at Boersma’s.

Intermediate Longarm “sampler” class

This class is designed to help students become familiar with different rulers and how to manipulate them comfortably. You must have a working knowledge of the Longarm or have taken the beginner’s class. You’ll learn about beginning custom quilting through the use of templates, rulers, and marking techniques.


Components of the class include use of the Internet as well as lectures and demonstration. Feel free to bring your tablet if you have one; however, it is not mandatory. We have a big-screen monitor for class use.


Discussion covers thread, batting, advanced freehand techniques, and some business hints.


Most of all, we hope you have fun!

Longarm Classes Beginners:

January 18, 2017

January 21, 2017

February 22, 2017

March 15, 2017

March 16, 2017

April 19, 2017

Longarm Classes Intermediate and Rulers:

January 19, 2017

February 23, 2017

March 17, 2017

April 20, 2017

Special Beginning Mach 3

Computer Classes:

January 20, 2017

February 24, 2017

March 18, 2017

April 21, 2017