Monday, August 27, 2012

Tutorial and video on the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge

I just finished doing a fun tutorial for SewCalGal’s 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge. It’s on finding original quilting motifs (like the one above) in your environment, and my kids and husband helped me make a video to go with it.

It’s up on SewCalGal's blog now, and you can check it out here.

If you don’t know about the Free-Motion Quilting Challenge, you can read more here. Every month in 2012, she has a FMQ expert sharing a tutorial with tips to help quilters learn and/or improve their free-motion quilting skills. The focus is on inspiring others to learn and have fun doing free-motion quilting.

The tutorial includes my first short home-produced video, made with the assistance of my kids and husband. One daughter was videographer, one daughter recorded original music, and my husband helped with production. It’s pretty primitive, and I know I have a long way to go to produce videos that look they way I want, but I’m proud of our family effort on this first one. 

If you take a peep, please leave me a comment here and let me know what you think, and what you’d like to see me cover in future videos. Thanks! 
P.S. There is information about a way to win of one of my DVDs at the end of the tutorial!