On January 22nd we had a Free Motion Quilting workshop with Nicholas Turcan. He presented several ideas for quilting and was very good at encouraging us to move beyond our comfort zone. We had fun practicing our quilting, especially, the curls.
— Can use a small whiteboard to doodle quilting designs
— Generally Nicholas does not mark a quilt
— Turn down the speed on your machine then press the pedal to the metal
— Be conscious of consistency in stitch length
— Practice! Practice! Practice! 20 minutes per day! Even better – 10 minutes twice per day!
At the end of the workshop Nicholas made suggestions for the quilts members brought. It was too bad we ran out of time but it did help us think about how we can quilt other quilts.
Happy Quilting, Marilyn