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Details for the 2015 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge will be shared soon.
Update: SewCalGal will be hosting a Free-Motion Quilting Challenge in 2015. Insights will be shared late 2014. In the meantime, if you have a chance to purchase pillow forms (18″x18″) on sale, you may want to stock up. And, yes you guessed it….this challenge (or series of challenges) will show off your FMQ on pillows that you can keep to decorate your home, or giveaway as a special handmade gift. But I need to work out details with FMQ Experts and Sponsors, before I can officially announce.
SewCalGal is passionate about free-motion quilting and encourages quilters to learn/improve their FMQ skills whether you are using a domestic sewing machine, mid-arm or long arm. Take classes, learn from books and DVDs, follow blogs that share tips and tutorials on FMQ. You’ll be surprised how quickly you can learn, how much fun it is to FMQ and how beautiful your projects will look.
This page is focused on sharing insights on information for those interested in learning/improving your FMQ skills. And, it will be updated periodically as I come across new opportunities.
Free-Motion Classes at Craftsy:
Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts, with Cindy Needham
Design It, Quilt It! Free Form Techniques, with Cindy Needham
Dot-to-Dot, with Angela Walters
Machine Quilting Negative Space, with Angela Walters
Free-Motion Quilting Feathers, with Angela Walters
Free-Motion Quilting A Sampler, with Leah Day
Free Motion Fillers Volume 1, with Leah Day
Free Motion Fillers Volume 2, with Leah Day
Machine Quilting Free Motion and More, with Wendy Butler Burns
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting, with Ann Peterson
Quilting Big Projects on Small Machines, with Ann Peterson
Continuous Line Quilting, with Ann Peterson
Machine Quilting with Templates, with Kimmy Brunner
Machine Quilting The Home Sweet Home Quilt, with Frieda Anderson
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders, with Eva Larkin Hawkins
Definitely keep an eye out for classes on sale at Craftsy. http://shrsl.com/?~5c96
January, Frances Moore
February, Diane Gaudynski
March, Ann Fahl (post is visible, but tutorial was removed, as requested by Ann)
April, Don Linn
May, Leah Day
June, Cindy Needham
July, Angela Walters
August, Wendy Sheppard
September, Paula Reid
October, Teri Lucas
November, Sarah Vedeler
December, Patsy Thompson
May Bonus Tutorial #1, Linda Moran
August Bonus Tutorial #2, Susan Brubaker Knapp
October Bonus Tutorial #3, Diane Loomis
December Bonus Tutorial #4, Teri Lucas
Challenge #1 – A Day of Thread Play, with Libby Lehman
Challenge #3 – Feathers, by Joanne of Thread Head
Challenge #4 – FMQ Postcards, with Janet McElroy
Challenge #5 – It’s all about Borders, with Patsy Thompson
- Suggested Supplies for free-motion quilting. FMQ Experts may also share insights on their personal preferences when their tutorial is released. You are also encouraged to refer to supplies that you find in your books and DVDs on FMQ, and to try a variety of supplies to form your own opinion on “your” favorites.
- Practice Quilt Sandwiches
- Optional Sampler quilt designs
- FMQ Q&A
- DVDs on Free-Motion Quilting
- Books on Free-Motion Quilting
- FMQ Videos on YouTube
Again, SewCalGal encourages quilters to continue to learn and improve their free-motion quilting skills.
And, check out the 2014 Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges. The Make It! Challenge is currently open thru September 30th and while you need not do free-motion quilting, this challenge will definitely give those that enjoy FMQ an opportunity to show off their skills. There will also be tips, tricks and tutorials shared for precision piecing and for free-motion quilting throughout the Make It! Challenge.
This list is under development.
|FMQ Tutorial “Jester’s Hat” by Wendy Sheppard
||FMQ Tutorial by Paula Reid @ SewCalGal||FMQ tutorial by Susan Brubaker Knapp|
|FMQ Tutorial by Cindy Needham
FMQ tutorial using hand marbled fabrics, by Linda Moran
|FMQ Tutorial by Diane Gaudynski|
|Free-Motion Quilting tutorial, by Diane Loomis||
|FMQ Tutorial by Leah Day @ SewCalGal||FMQ Tutorial by Frances Moore @ SewCalGal||FMQ Tutorial by Don Linn