AQS QuiltWeek – FMQ in Grand Rapids, MI

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8 Responses

  1. Cocoa Quilts says:

    What you were in GR!!!! I was at the show on Wednesday, wish I would have known you were going to be there we could have met up.

  2. dezertsuz says:

    It sounds as if that was a great introduction. It’s too bad you couldn’t now, right away, take such a class from a different teacher to compare techniques and information about how it’s done. I don’t mean he taught you anything wrong, but we all do things differently, and another teacher’s instructions, combined with his, might help to work out your own best way to work. The pictures show that you were both learning a lot. I have to compliment you for giving it such a great experiment!

  3. quiltinggail says:

    Sounds like lots of valuable learning! Awesome! I also agree with Vicki that following lines is hard! It’s much easier to echo and to do it organically (not exact) and it covers a multitude of “errors”.
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  4. Kathryn says:

    Would have loved to be there, to have a class in person would be fantastic. It certainly is a whole new skill, but you see all these quilters whipping along so it must come with practice. I’ve just found that I can have the fluffy fleece I sometimes use as backing works quite well for fmq which is interesting. And… I find working on a sandwich and working on a quilt whole different experiences!

  5. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne and Sue; I enjoyed reading about your adventure together and the way you both did. I think the best way to take a class, such as this, would be with a friend because of all the comparing and discussions you could share not only during but after with one another and continue to learn together. I look forward to seeing the quilts you both quilt and how you expand with motifs on your quilts. Thank you for sharing this great adventure with us! Have a spectacular day!

  6. Shannon Fleming says:

    Great to see you try new things! While you may not always use it in the future, it will be of some benefit I’m sure. Life is all about learning!

  7. Vicki in MN says:

    I think you both did great in the learning department, you both now know what you did and didn’t do right/wrong. So you can only go up from here and know what and how to practice. I agree with Wendy I would not want to try out a different machine when learning. I hope you girls have been able to practice a wee bit with your own machine now. For the record, I think following a line like the leaves and circles is HARD!

  8. Fun to see both of your stitching. I don’t know if I’d like taking a fmq class on a machine that was new to me. Funny story – a friend and I took a machine quilting class years ago. We were stippling, and she was whipping along and it looked glorious (mine didn’t) until we turned her work over and it was a huge bird’s nest. We had quite the chuckle over that one. She’s my long arm buddy now 🙂

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