|Intro to Free-motion Quilting class|
using your home sewing machine.
That's exactly where I was... all day Saturday... at Pins and Needles Quilt Shop... in Chattanooga... along with a fun group of quilters who wanted to use their home sewing machines, thread and their creative energy to turn two-dimensional quilt tops into three-dimensional finished quilts that can be shared and enjoyed.
Yes, my Into to Free-motion Quilting class is a full day. Why? Because we cover more than just the mechanics of moving the quilt sandwich under the needle with the feed dogs dropped. And this Saturday's group of excited, inquisitive students were full of questions, wonder and "ah-ha" moments throughout the day with lively discussions about stitching in the ditch and other quilting terms, thread weights, needle sizes, needle types, batting fiber content, and other topics related to having success with free-motion quilting.
|Students practicing free-motion designs on paper.|
|Drawing quilting designs on paper.|
|Surrounded by the colors and textures of quilted inspiration |
in the classroom of the quilt shop.
|Black kitty, Roderick, approves a Kitty Cuddle Quilt at the Cat Clinic of Chattanooga.|
Thanks for a great class, ladies!