Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 is THE Year for Free Motion Quilting!

Is it just me or are we jiving with an awesome energy this week?! I'm just loving how our first Quilt Along Wednesday went and can't wait to see your progress next week.

But this is not the only place for free motion quilting tutorials this year! Sew Cal Gal is hosting a Free Motion Quilting Challenge right here on her website.

She's contacted 12 free motion quilting teachers (yes, I'm one of them!) to share a tutorial each month, and designed an awesome practice quilt for you to experiment with the designs you learn.

Here's the challenge part: If you sign up and take the Free Motion Quilting Challenge Pledge, and share your progress each month, you will be entered into awesome drawings for prizes!

So not only are you being encouraged to practice, you'll win cool stuff too!

Of course if you're not into that idea, you can still follow along with each tutorial at your own pace. The really nice thing about this program is it involves so many wonderful quilters like Patsy Thompson! Patsy and I met last year and really hit it off so I can't wait to see what she does for the December tutorial.

So far Frances Moore has shared a beautiful tutorial on a leaf quilting design. I really want to find out what kind of camera she uses. Her photos are GORGEOUS!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. Hi Leah,
    I wasn't sure if there is a link for Thursday questions, but regarding tension problems would you also address rethreading the machine, checking the bobbin for globs of lint, and maybe changing needles? Sometimes it it just not the tension settings. Great job on the last two posts. Wiggly lines was great practice and the Thursday questions were excellent.

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