Sunday, February 24, 2013

Quiltcon Day3

The workshop that I attended on Day3 was Free-Motion Quilting on a Home Machine with Elizabeth Hartman. 

I wasn't sure what to expect, because I have never tried this technique.  OK, I admit that I still hand quilt.  I was so nervous that I would be so behind in the class, but, it turns out that I can do it!

I took notes and Elizabeth explained the process so well.  It may also be that since I have never done this, I hadn't developed any quirks or bad habits.  My favorite was the bubbles or pebbles pattern and the overlapping squares.

There were plenty of instructor samples to review. 
This class was similar to Day1 where half the students sewed with shoes and half were shoe-less.  I removed my shoes today and had a much better time with the machine. 

This class ended with an incident.  We had about 20 minutes left when something happened to a student on the other table.  I didn't want to look (to respect this lady's privacy).  Her finger got stuck in the needle.  I am not sure how this happened, but they had to call 911.  I really do hope she is OK. 
On Day4, I do not have anything scheduled.  Just to see more of the show.


  1. I hope the lady is OK -- as a person that has nicked my finger wiht the machine I know that lady is hurting.

  2. A new free motion convert perhaps? I never had the time to hand quilt, and I envy you that you can do it and like it.

  3. Your FMQing rocks, I can't believe that was your first time at trying it! I hope the poor lady is ok, I have done that twice before and it HURTS.

  4. It looks like you had a great time at Quiltcon. Your quilting looks fab! I still have not tried FMQ :(

  5. Sounds like you enjoyed your the class. I love free motion quilting and yours looks great.

    Cheers Pauline