Thursday, March 6, 2014

March is National Quilting Month—
spend time with your sewing machine

March is National Quilting Month and I was excited to spend the first weekend teaching a Beginning Free-motion Quilting class to a great group of gals at Chattanooga Sewing Center.
"This is my brain thinking about quilting!" she exclaimed.
We started off slow with some easy stuff… getting used to the movement of the fabric under the needle.
Practicing some basic shapes.
Then, they quilted their names… that is pretty easy, too.
Intro to free-motion quilting.
These students even tried free-form feathers! Go, ladies! 
Free-form feathers.
By the end of the day, they had learned and practiced all kinds of motifs!
Free-motion quilting sampler.
March is National Quilting Month so I hope you can spend some time this month on your free-motion quilting. Remember to be patient and kind to yourself. Just keep at it and you will learn and improve with every quilt you quilt.

For those interested in taking a Free-motion Quilting class, please check my class schedule. Or, take another quilting class at one of Chattanooga's wonderful quilt shops or at a shop near you. Happy quilting!
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