SewCalGal has generously provided an excellent year-long Free Motion Quilting Challenge to increase and better our free motion quilting skills. In accordance with the challenge requirements, I am publishing my summary of the year:
February’s tutorial was given by Diane Gaudynski who taught us how to do beautiful feathers. I created a postcard and put the feathers upon that.
In March we studied under Ann Fahl and I honestly forgot what the tutorial was but this is what I created-it was a lot of fun.
April’s Challenge from Don Linn showed us a unique method for transferring our images to quilts.
In May I chose to do the bonus tutorial by Linda Moran using her fabulous hand marbled fabrics. The challenge was to use the marbling as an inspiration for free motion quilting.
June’s challenge came from Cindy Needham who gave some wonderful basic information on how to successfully free motion quilt. Her tutorial showed us how to “divide and conquer”.
July brought us Angela Walters with her signature “tile” style of quilting.
In August I chose to take Susan Brubaker Knapp’s bonus tutorial on how to find fabulous motifs in your own environment to add to your quilting. This particular month was my low point for sure-and it was not Susan’s fault!
Paula Reid was the September instructor and she walked us through quilting a feathered wreath. She also provided a great deal of information on free motion quilting.
In October Teri Lucas taught us how to doodle various motifs on paper and then turn them into something fun in a quilt sandwich.
In November Sarah Vedeler taught us how to do beautiful spirals.
And finally in December Patsy Thompson shared her tips on how to quilt borders.
As you can see all the teachers of the challenge were incredibly generous with their knowledge and I am grateful to SewCalGal for organizing this challenge. It has been enlightening, fun and I’ve “met” new friends as a result. Thank you to all!