Category Archives: Quilting Arts Workshop

FMMS Blog Hop | Giveaway at the Home Base!

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed my Free Motion Machine Sketching DVD blog tour! (I believe we’ll have one more stop, Melody’s got a lot of balls to juggle right now). It’s quite an honor to have all these wonderful artists review my workshop for you, and I am deeply grateful for their time!

I’ve really enjoyed sharing my sketchbooks, it was torture keeping them under my hat since last Summer!


It’s such a great way for me to try out color combos and thread selection, as well as figuring out how to place my motifs on the patches I love to use!

The main focus of the workshop is showing folks how to Free Motion Machine Sketch. If you’ve not seen it yet, here’s the preview:

I’m able to take you through 9 complete motifs, and hope that by the end you can not only stitch the ones I cover in the workshop but you’ve got the ideas as to how to take some of your own favorite things and stitch them as well!

I also teach you how to make a fabric sketchbook…so I’d like to end my blog tour with another giveaway: I’ll give one lucky person a copy of my DVD as well as all the fabric you’d need to make a sketchbook!


plus this:


That is: 6 pieces of hand dyed fabric in my Autumn Splendor palette cut to size to be 2 pages in the book plus the interfacing to support it, pre-fused bits of fabric to use for the focus patches, and a piece of multicolor fabric plus the Peltex and batting to make the cover for the sketchbook!

How to Enter: Just leave a comment telling me what you would most like to learn how to free motion machine sketch!

When does it end? I’ll let this to until next Tuesday, April 1st, and announce the winner a week from today.

Don’t forget the rest of the stops on the tour! Many of them still have giveaways open too…don’t delay, enter today! 🙂

Free Motion Machine Sketching Blog Tour


My New Quilting Arts Workshop!!!!

I am so excited! My new Quilting Arts Workshop called “Free Motion Machine Sketching: Drawing with Thread from Birds to Botanicals” has launched!!! “Free-Motion Machine Sketching” is a 74 minute DVD or download, filmed on the set of Quilting Arts TV last September. In it, I teach you how to Free-Motion Machine Sketch lots of my favorite motifs and… Continue Reading