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Saturday 9 February 2019

Beginner Free Motion Quilting

Are you interested in free motion quilting and unsure how to get started?
  On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 I will be offering a full-day workshop entitled, Free Motion Quilting For the Absolutely Terrified, here in Amherst, N.S.  We will cover the basics of free motion machine quilting including needle and thread selection, basting, batting, and machine tension.  Sample squares will be stitched with various techniques including stippling and meandering, following a marked line, echo quilting, and background fillers. We will then apply what we have learned to mark, baste, and free motion quilt the miniature whole cloth pictured above. Many quilts will be shown for inspiration.

There is no pre-requisite for this beginner free-motion class, however you need to be comfortable with your sewing machine; this is beginner free-motion, not beginner sewing. You will need to bring a sewing machine in good working order, capable of dropping, or covering, the feed dogs for free motion stitching. The class will run from 9 am to 3 pm and will cost $75.00 + HST. 

It will be a small class, and there are only a couple of spots available, so if you are interested, please email me asap.


  1. I would love to do one of your classes, Karen......but it's such a long way to go!

  2. I would love to attend your class, but logistics won't work for me coming from Southern California. But I think all of those that are lucky enough to attend will have a great time.

    Your Fish has caught my attention. While I'll search your blog, if you have more insights you can share I'd be interested. Adorable fish (oven mitt ?)

    1. You come up as a "no reply blogger" so I cannot reach you directly. The "fish" was an Island Batik Ambassador project from 2018. You can read more about him here:

  3. Wish I lived closer, but the logistics of travelling over 15,333 km is a bit too much. Love that fish so much.