This is my friend Catherine Redford!
We met this past November on our Caribbean Cruise to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel, and she is SUCH a talented and fun lady!
She kept us captivated with her projects and thread embellishing, and when I learned that she was putting out a video about machine quilting with a walking foot, I knew that my readers would want to know more about this so of course I said YES when she asked me to be part of her blog hop.
My first machine quilting was with a walking foot. Simple straight lines, both in and out of the ditch...only I wish I knew the kinds of things that walking foot would have allowed me to do if I could have had Catherine's course first!
Catherine’s video will take you all the way from starting with the right needle ((Did you know you should be using a SHARP, not a universal or a ball point for the best seam ever when piecing and quilting?)) and go through all the varieties of threads that are out there.
Let’s take a look at some of my favorite segments of the video:
Catherine talking about threads and needles!
((Isn't she so cute? Just wait until you fall for her voice and accent!))
She may tell you she is from Naperville, IL, but that British Accent doesn’t lie!
((Kind of like how I can’t get rid of my Minnesotan accent either?!))
Spirals! You can use your walking foot to do spirals!
And Catherine will show you how…
I loved this slightly wonky grid…with accents of closer lines that really draw your eye.
You can do this with your walking foot!
More close quilting..the walking foot makes it easy.
In this segment she showed us how to mark odd angles and fill them in….with the walking foot!
Hi Catherine!! I love your video, Girlfriend!
Now this one blew my socks off…just wait until you see how she does this! With a walking foot!
Quilting Arts Workshop:
Modern Machine Quilting!
Straight Lines, Spirals, Serpentines, and More
with Catherine Redford!
Catherine being cheeky! ((In a proper very English way!))
You can purchase your hard copy DVD or video download on Interweave HERE!
**Note** the page says that it is “pre order” but it also says "in stock"…since they have arrived at Catherine’s studio, I’m assuming they ARE in stock! I viewed the digital online version on Interweave and I really enjoyed my experience in signing up for my account, having the video in my account and viewing it online any time I want!
How would you like to win this this DVD course with Catherine Redford? An actual hard copy DVD sent right to your door by Catherine herself?
To be entered to win, visit Catherine’s Blog and leave a comment there!
Leave a comment for Catherine ON THAT POST and please tell her that Bonnie sent you! She will be drawing for a lucky winner after the blog hop is over.
You can hear more about Catherine’s Modern Machine Quilting: Straight Lines, Spirals, Serpentines, and More! video class by following along at each blog below over the next week.
Monday, December 15th: Faith Jones at Fresh Lemons Quilts
Tuesday, December 16th: Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville
Wednesday, December 17th: Cheryl Sleboda at Muppin
Thursday, December 18th: Maddie Kertay at Bad Ass Quilters Society
Friday, December 19th: Svetlana Sotak at s.o.t.a.k. handmade
Saturday, December 20th: Julia Wood at The Hexie Blog
Sunday, December 21st: Laura Wasilowski at Art Fabrik
Monday, December 22nd: Pokey Bolton at Pokey’s Ponderings
Tuesday, December 23rd: Susan Brubaker Knapp at Blue Moon River
Wednesday, December 24th: Catherine Redford
Good Luck, everyone! And happy Walking Foot Quilting!